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The EntreMD Podcast
How I Created Massive Growth In My Business With Dr. Rashmi Schramm

The EntreMD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 22:24


This is a special podcast episode hosted by Dr. Tamara Beckford. She interviews Dr. Rashmi Schramm who shares her experience in the EntreMD Business School. Dr. Rashmi shares how she experienced exponential growth personally and professionally once she decided to join the Business School. She got the courage to make her business big and understood the value she brings to her clients and community. As a result, she is impacting people who are earning so much more.Listen to this week's podcast as she also shares that many opportunities opened up to her after joining the Business School and deciding to put herself out there. She had opportunities to be featured by thought leaders in her space, invites for paid speaking engagements and clients reaching out to work with her. She also has a message for her fellow physician-entrepreneurs who are still thinking about joining the EntreMD Business School. If you need help either discovering your zone of genius or figuring out how to present it to the world, you need tojoin the EntreMD Business School. Enrollment is now open, so what are you waiting for? Join now! If you loved this episode of The EntreMD Podcast, I invite you to join my signature subscription program EntreMD On Demand, giving you access to a library of business courses designed to help you thrive as a physician entrepreneur!

The Entrepreneur Way
2017: Stop Trading time for Money with Joey Mure and Russ Morgan Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Wealth Without Wall Street

The Entrepreneur Way

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:30


Joey Mure, Founder and Partner at Wealth Without Wall Street, brings impact, integrity, and generosity to the company every day. He hopes to be remembered as a lover of Jesus, devoted husband, and faithful father. Despite dreaming, around age 10, of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, Joey was in the mortgage business for 11 year before moving to finance in 2014. His personal mentor, Nelson Nash — another man of integrity and impact — is someone Joey deeply admires. Joey's strengths in building relationships, asking great questions, and influencing and empowering people with the Wealth Without Wall Street message make him invaluable to the company's mission. He is relational, impactful, and a true leader. His colleagues would add that he's thoughtful, funny, and a family man. Many people don't know that Joey ate a 72-ounce steak dinner once. If he could be anywhere other than work, you'd find him at the beach with his family. And every Sunday morning, they're worshipping the Lord. A lifetime goal of Joey's is to impact the world for Christ; and a more near-term goal is to purchase a beach house for my family. Aside from Wealth Without Wall Street, Joey listens to Sharran Srivatsaa's Business School podcast and Donald Miller's Building A StoryBrand podcast. He's happiest when he's traveling with his wife or golfing with his girls. He cares deeply about Campus Outreach, Cru, Navigators, Sav a Life, Lifeline Adoption, and Young Business Leaders. His aims to live by the words “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path (Prov 3:5-6).” Wealth Without Wall Street's Founder and Partner, Russ Morgan, is known as “The Idea Guy.” Russ began his professional career as an investment advisor in 2004 after graduating from Auburn University — a slight foray from 10-year-old Russ' dream of becoming a professional baseball pitcher. Russ started IBC in 2009, and eventually went on to found Wealth Without Wall Street in 2015. Russ' mother was an enormous inspiration for him growing up. As a single mother with two young children, she took a rigorous, accelerated track through college while working multiple jobs, all with the goal of bettering her children's lives. When he's not working, you can wave to Russ on a boat at the lake pulling his kids around on a tube. And on Sunday mornings, he's probably rushing to church with his family … only 10 minutes late. Russ' creativity, fresh ideas, and knack for problem solving are indispensable assets to his role at Wealth Without Wall Street. Russ would describe himself as competitive, creative, and passionate; his colleagues would likely add that he is helpful and abundant. Russ hopes to be remembered as an innovator who loved to teach others, and he has a goal to one day serve in the mission field. Finishing the book is another more near-term goal. Aside from Wealth Without Wall Street, Russ learns from the Business School podcast with Sharran Srivatsaa and Donald Miller's Building A StoryBrand book and podcast. Aspire Movement, Campus Outreach, and Young Business Leaders are three causes near to Russ' heart. Russ in one motto? “Just try!” “I would say doing what you're doing right now, educating yourself and even taking it one step further, networking… The more you can force yourself to be in a position to network and to grow that to me is number one… Find people who are successful, way more successful than you and spend time with them ”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-mmL

The Trade-Off
Episode 26 - Business School (Featuring Collin Wright) Part 2

The Trade-Off

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 35:28


Collin Wright, MBA Candidate at The Wharton School, is back on this episode of The Trade-Off to check in on this grad school journey and shares his internship experience at Dick's Sporting Goods. For more information, email us at ssp@hightoweradvisors.comFollow us on Twitter @SarianStrategicFollow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram @SarianStrategicPartners

Business Beyond Usual
#603 - Career Pivots and Your MBA

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:15


In this episode, five Michigan Ross MBAs talk about how they're using their MBA education to pivot into a new career. They discuss their personal backgrounds, their reasons for wanting to change careers, the recruiting process, advice for incoming students, helpful resources at Ross, and much more. Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Hosts and Producers: Eric Hopfenbeck, Alex Abrams.Panelists: Emily Griffith, Jaume Boneta Seco, Preston Hill.Executive Producers: Eric Hopfenbeck, Christina Weiberg, and Bob Needham.Audio Engineer: Jonah Brockman.Copyright 2021 - University of Michigan

Poets&Quants
Record Pay & Placement For MBAs In 2021

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:30


The labor market shortage isn't only impacting low-wage workers. MBAs are in high demand, with employers dangling record pay packages to top graduates

Talking To Teens
Ep 165: Secrets to a Better Connection

Talking To Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 33:30


Click for full show notes, exercises, and parenting scripts from this episodeWe often hear that the secret to a healthy relationship of any kind is communication...but what does that really mean? Does it mean apologizing when we feel we've messed up, or daring to discuss uncomfortable topics? Are there certain things we shouldn't say, and how do we know when we're communicating too much? How do we get teens who are checked out to actually hear what we're saying? These questions and more are keeping us from having an open, communicative relationship with our teens.But when bad communication causes so many problems, it's understandable that you might be hesitant. When you're feeling frustrated or upset with your teen, certain ways of communicating can deepen the divide between the two of you instead of building a bridge. Teens who are dealing with pressures from every side of life can sometimes drive us up the wall–and despite our best efforts, we too often let our communication fall into a pattern of yelling, nagging and not really listening to what they have to say. This week, we're helping you fight the tendency to slip into all the fussing and fighting. By giving you the guidance to create a healthier, more communicative relationship with your teen, our hope is to bring some harmony to your home. Our guest is David Bradford, professor at Stanford's graduate school of business and author of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. David's been teaching a seminar at Stanford on interpersonal dynamics for two decades, and he's here to share some of the most valuable insights from his work with us.David and I are discussing why teens often refuse to hear anything we have to say, and how we can open up a stronger, more positive channel of communication between us and them. We're providing alternatives to giving advice, which, according to David, in'ts as effective as we think! Plus, we're discussing what David calls the “three realities of communication” to uncover why our misunderstandings can so often lead to hurt feelings or accusations.Click for full show notes, exercises, and parenting scripts from this episode

Rhee Gold's DanceLife
Humans before dancers

Rhee Gold's DanceLife

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 33:32


Today Rhee and Stacey talk about the importance of looking after our students Mental, Social, Emotional and Physical Well-being. Dance lessons can be about so much more than just the steps we teach our students, it's time we as dance teachers shift our focus to include a holistic view of our dancers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The EntreMD Podcast
What Really Happens In The EntreMD Business School

The EntreMD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 24:56


In this EntreMD podcast episode, Dr. Una gives you a rundown of the EntreMD Business School and what really happens on the inside. This episode is for anyone who is thinking of enrolling in the business school. This is the episode that will answer most of your questions and help you make an informed decision to join the school. Dr. Una will be showing you six opportunities that are created for you on a weekly and monthly basis to create momentum and wins in your business. You will see that this is the best place for you to be as a physician entrepreneur. Whether you only have an idea or you have a successful business, you find yourself in these stories. She takes you behind the scenes to talk about:Weekly live sessions Access to the vault Monthly challenges Private FB community Special in-person eventsSpecial projects If you need help either discovering your zone of genius or figuring out how to present it to the world, you need to join the EntreMD Business School. Enrollment is open now so come and join us! 

Grit & Growth
Profile of Purpose: Flowers in the River

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 9:07


Meet Ankit Agarwal, Founder of Phool, a flower recycling business based in Kanpur, India. By collecting waste flowers from temples and converting them into eco-friendly products, the company is making an impact on both the women they employ who live near the sacred yet polluted Ganges River and the river itself. Ankit's entrepreneurial journey began with a question from a friend who was visiting the Ganges: “If this river is so sacred, why is it so polluted? And why don't you do something about it?” Ankit did just that.“Every year, we, Indians, put in about eight million tons of waste flowers in the waters. All the pesticides that are used to grow these flowers mixes with the river water, making it highly toxic. That is the leading cause of diarrhea, hepatitis and severe cholera across India and Bangladesh, where the water flows. Finally, I decided to form a company where we can collect waste flowers and do some products.”Ankit believes real change will not happen in this generation...but he is hopeful. ”It will happen in the next generation, when the kids of the women that we're able to employ start going to school: their next generation will be liberated from scavenging.” Listen to Ankit's mini profile to learn how a great business idea can change lives for generations.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Poets&Quants
Why The MBA Is An Ideal Way For A Vet To Transition Into A Civilian Life

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 23:35


Caroline, Maria and John discuss the benefits of using an MBA education to switch from a military to a business career

Business Beyond Usual
Ross Weekly 11/15/21: Africa Business Club and Afrobeats

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 11:55


Welcome back to our expansion of the Business Beyond Usual concept. Each week, our regular BBU team runs down the top happenings at Michigan Ross and in Ann Arbor for the coming week, and they welcome a special guest. This week, Eugenia, Esther, and Christina chat with guest Ari about his background, his involvement with the Africa Business Club, and the club's popular upcoming Afrobeats event.Check out the BBU “Ross Weekly” today, and watch out for the next full episode of “Business Beyond Usual,” coming soon, focusing on the inside of the admissions process.Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Producers and Hosts: Eugenia Collins, Esther Chen, Christina Weiberg.Guest: Ari Arowoile.Executive Producers: Christina Weiberg, Eric Hopfenbeck, and Bob NeedhamCopyright 2021 - University of Michigan

Art of Procurement
425: The State of the Procurement Profession in 2021 w/ Dr. Marcell Vollmer and Christoph Bode

Art of Procurement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 41:50


The State of the Procurement Profession report, one of the largest studies of the profession, is now in its fourth year. Among the key takeaways is data that suggests cost-related objectives remain dominant, with sustainability initiatives far down the list of priorities, despite discussions and content that suggest more progress has already been made. The silver lining is that the entrepreneurial procurement movement seems to be taking hold, and may usher in a time of accelerated change.   In this episode, host Philip Ideson is joined by Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Partner and Director at Boston Consulting Group, and Christoph Bode, Professor at the Business School of the University of Mannheim and Endowed Chair of Procurement. They recently collaborated, with the assistance of ISM, to survey the procurement profession, and have published their findings in the newly released report “State of the Procurement Profession 2021.”   The key findings of the research focus on entrepreneurial orientation, digitization, and ESG, as well as considering procurement reporting structures: Early indications that the first ‘big wave' of procurement digitalization may be coming to an end Why recent concerns about supply chain risk are changing how companies approach sustainability, and why this shift plays to procurement's strengths The mindset and risk tolerance that are observed in entrepreneurial procurement teams - who also appear to be outperforming their peers

Roads Taken
Growing a Backbone: Adam Wollowick on figuring out for yourself what you should do

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:42


Guest Adam Wollowick figured he would go to medical school but also brought a love of art history with him from high school. He took on an art history major along with his pre-med classes and bounced from fraternity basement to library, living the “work hard, play hard” ethos. With a father in orthopedics, he followed in that practice when he realized he liked working with his hands and selected spine surgery because it was the hardest thing he could try. At every turn, though, he wondered if medicine was really for him. Colleagues kept telling him just had to get through med school or residency or internship and it would be fine. But it never did feel fine. Despite being good at his job, he was miserable.When he noticed that his hospital system was acquiring other orthopedic practices and no one was running it as a business, he thought he could do it. He asked his hospital to pay for an MBA. And a few weeks in he realized this is what he really wanted to do. The hospital started getting cold feet and didn't want him to leave surgery. So he took a risk and quit without a new job. Ultimately, he landed with a company doing mergers and acquisitions in the spine space and felt he'd found more meaning and fulfillment.In this episode, find out from Adam how listening to your own “should” can have healthier outcomes than someone else's…on ROADS TAKEN...with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestAdam Wollowick is Senior Director of Business Development at Stryker Spine, working in mergers and acquisitions in the spine and orthopedic space. He is also a mentor at NYU's Endless Frontier Labs, an accelerator for early-stage science and technology-based startups. Previously, he worked as a spine surgeon at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and held the title of Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine also in the Bronx.  Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.comEmail the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

Little Left of Center Podcast
EP108-Social Identities w/ Jay Van Bavel

Little Left of Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:10


Allison continues her series on belonging, talking to Dr. Jay Van Bavel about social identities. How do we identify with others? What groups do feel safe with and which ones are considered threats?  These are all questions that are important to our lives, our views on the world around us and our own views about our ourselves. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:Social identitiesPolitical identitiesThe impact of feeling excludedAre our thoughts really autonomous?The "7 Days Adventists" experimentStereotypes: a double-edged sword GUESTS LINKS:Dr. Jay's websiteFollow Dr. Jay on TwitterALLISON'S LINKS:Visit Allison's websiteFollow Allison on InstagramCheck out Allison's blogListen to The Podcasters' Journey PodcastAllison's Favorites - And some great deals for you!

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Aspen Ideas to Go
Why Our Partisan Differences Are Threatening National Security

Aspen Ideas to Go

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 45:39


It's clear the United States isn't united right now. A Pew Research poll done before the 2020 election showed about 9 in 10 voters worried a victory by the other party would lead to lasting harm for the country. Our partisan divides aren't just endangering relationships and slowing progress in Washington, they're threatening our national security. "The greatest gift the United States can give to our national foes is hating each other. Why? Because it's the ultimate distraction," says Arthur Brooks, professor at Harvard's Kennedy School and Business School. He speaks with Amy Walter, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, and Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, about this month's election results, the psychology behind our partisanship, what history shows us about division, and why there's hope on the horizon.

Poets&Quants
Getting Ready For Those MBA Admission Interviews

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 28:43


Maria and Caroline go over the most likely questions MBA candidates will get and how to best prep for that final step toward admission

Business Beyond Usual
Ross Weekly 11/8/21: Armed Forces Association and VetX

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 19:51


Welcome back to our expansion of the Business Beyond Usual concept. Each week, our regular BBU team runs down the top happenings at Michigan Ross and in Ann Arbor for the coming week, and they welcome a special guests. This week, Alex, Kevin, and Preston chat with guest James about his background, his position as the president of the Armed Forces Association, and the AFA's upcoming VetX event.Check out the BBU “Ross Weekly” today, and watch out for the next full episode of “Business Beyond Usual,” coming soon, focusing on the inside of the admissions process.Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Producers and Hosts: Alex Abrams, Kevin Kou, Preston Hill.Guest: James Camarda.Executive Producers: Christina Weiberg, Eric Hopfenbeck, and Bob NeedhamCopyright 2021 - University of Michigan

Docs Outside The Box - Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things
249 Top branding secrets every physician should know

Docs Outside The Box - Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 42:13


There is more to medicine than just memorizing textbooks or doing well on exams. Your bedside manner, working with staff, and communication with your colleagues is just as important. Basically, what is the experience people and patients should have when they meet and interact with you?   That's what we call a brand. A quick Google search of ‘brand' and you'll find that it is the way a product, company, or individual is perceived by those who experience it. When is the last time someone in medical school or residency talked to you about branding as a doctor?    In today's episode, we learn the top secrets to branding as a doctor. Dr. Guy Kezirian, board-certified ophthalmologist and founder of the Physician CEO program will be leading this masterclass. Physician CEO is a business immersion program located at Northwestern University's Kellog School of Management. Ladies and gentlemen - that's a Top 5 Business School!   Here are some of the questions you can expect to be answered on this episode: If you work for the hospital, who's your customer? How do you brand yourself as a hospitalist or other hospital-employed physician? What does self-awareness have to do with branding What is Physician CEO What types of doctors should be attending Physician CEO   For more information on Physician CEO, visit: www.physician-ceo.com/dotb WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE! https://www.youtube.com/drniidarko   JOIN MY COMMUNITY Text PODCAST to 833-230-2860   Twitter: @drniidarko Instagram: @drniidarko Email: team@drniidarko.com   Podcasting Course: www.docswhopodcast.com Merch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.com

Rhee Gold's DanceLife
Some people are just in a bad mood...

Rhee Gold's DanceLife

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 22:22


Is it just us or do people seem to be in a bad mood lately?  What can we do to combat those people who come into the studio ready to cause drama? Today Rhee and Stacey chat about the tools and strategies they believe work best when it comes to diffusing the cranky people in our studio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tech for Non-Techies
Why Uber competes with Tinder and with Chocolate

Tech for Non-Techies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 13:16


Consumer facing tech businesses like Uber aren't just competing with other firms that provide a similar service. They're competing with everything that vies for your attention. This is why B2C tech businesses tend to be more innovative, better at design thinking and take inspiration from a wider pool than their enterprise tech counterparts. Learning notes: The Attention Economy refers to products which compete for consumers' attention, which widens the competitive landscape exponentially. Uber isn't just competing with Lyft, or your feet. Going out competes with staying in, so sometimes you're choosing between an Uber to a party or Tindering at home. Smart B2B companies are taking inspiration from consumer innovation. The innovation team at Barclays asked if Domino's Pizza could track customer orders, why couldn't Barclays could keep borrowers up to date with the progress of their loans?   If you're working on a B2B business, learn from consumer companies. Study the UX design on Bumble. Learn about effective algorithms from TikTok, understand what product managers do at Facebook. Get the FREE GUIDE to how the most successful companies approach innovation (and how that applies to your business and life here: The Pragmatist's Guide To Innovation (in business & in life)   Join the Tech for Non-Techies membership community. As a community member, you'll get: Monthly coaching with Sophia Matveeva Live masterclasses with global experts Supportive Online Community Library of masterclasses Exclusive Resources & Perks Learn more and sign up at https://www.techfornontechies.co/membership   Say hi to Sophia on Twitter. Following us on Facebook and Instagram will make you smarter. 

Business Beyond Usual
Episode #602 - A Student Perspective on MBA Admissions

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:45


In this episode, first-year MBA students Eugenia, Mikayla, Thomas, and Eduardo — who are all new members of the BBU podcast team — introduce themselves and discuss their view of the admissions process. They cover admissions consultants, international applications, admissions testing and waivers, recommendations, funding, and much more. Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Host and Producer: Christina Weiberg.Panelists: Eugenia Collins, Thomas DeClercq, Eduardo Rejman, Mikayla Terrell.Executive Producers: Eric Hopfenbeck, Christina Weiberg, and Bob Needham.Audio Engineer: Jonah Brockman.Copyright 2021 - University of Michigan 

Cooking the Books with Frances Cook
Should you drain your KiwiSaver to buy a house?

Cooking the Books with Frances Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 21:29


Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's whether it's worth draining your retirement savings to buy your first home. Hosted by Frances Cook.Scraping together a deposit for your first home can be a fraught exercise. House prices are through the roof, and in some areas, only getting worse.Take the latest data from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.Last month it revealed that finding an affordable home was getting harder for first-home buyers.It's particularly bad for those who live in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, or Tauranga.So, the vast majority of the country's young people.The solution held up to this is often to use KiwiSaver. Your savings go out automatically and get boosted by a three percent employer contribution, as well as $521 a year from the Government.But the problem is that your KiwiSaver is meant to be for retirement.There are plenty of personal finance experts who argue you should leave it alone,  and save for your house in other ways.I called up Dr Aaron Gilbert, associate professor for AUT's Business School, to discuss the dilemma.We talked about how to supercharge your KiwiSaver savings, the pros and cons of using that for a house, and what other options there are for a person to get into their first home.For the interview, listen to the podcast. If you have a question about this podcast or an idea for the next one, come and talk to me about it.I'm on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrancesCookJournalist/Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/francescooknz/ Twitter https://twitter.com/FrancesCook

Grit & Growth
Profile of Purpose: One Stitch at a Time

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 9:36


Meet Linda Ampah, founder of KAD Manufacturing and a fashion brand called Cadling Fashions based in Ghana. Linda's entrepreneurial journey has had all the typical hurdles plus the extra challenges of being a female business owner in Africa. That's why providing job opportunities for women is central to her mission.Linda has always loved the sound of sewing machines. Now she gets to hear them all the time in her factories where she manufactures school uniforms and makes garments for U.S. brands like Anthropologie and Brooklyn Industries. “In Ghana, in the marketplaces there are women and girls who sleep on the streets. We went out asking them whether they'll be interested to come and train? And the response we got was just amazing. We invited them over and then we started training them. Now the challenge though was that because they didn't have a place to stay, they get raped. We decided we'll add housing to it. And usually after a year, they are able to rent their own place then they move from the hostel.”Listen to Linda's mini-profile to learn how employing women in need can have a ripple effect on an entire community.Resources:Pieces of the Portrait: An Autobiography by Linda AmpahSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.
Glasswing Ventures Rudina Seseri on frontier tech, the KPI's Glasswing uses to measure their value-add to founders, and why diversity is central to their investing ethos

Venture Unlocked: The playbook for venture capital managers.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 45:36


Today, we have the great pleasure of chatting with Rudina Seseri, Founder of Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in AI-powered software companies. With over 17 years of investing and related experience, Rudina has led investments in companies such as Celtra, Crowdtwist, ChaosSearch, Plannuh, Reprise, Inrupt, and Zylotech (recently acquired by Terminus).Prior to moving into venture capital, Rudina was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Development Group at Microsoft Corporation and started her career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse. Rudina was appointed by the Dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) for four consecutive years to serve as Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Business School and has most recently been named to the HBS inaugural group of Rock Venture Capital Partners. Get on the email list at ventureunlocked.substack.com

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast
S26E28 - Inspiring TED Talks Rewind - Lead and be the Change, with Mark Mueller-Eberstein

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 18:49


In this "Inspiring TED Talks Rewind" HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) explores Mark Mueller-Eberstein's 2012 TEDx Talk, "Lead and be the Change" (Originally Aired February 21, 2021). See the video here: https://youtu.be/yv-QiSvuLLM. Video Overview: "Professor Mark Mueller-Eberstein is an internationally acclaimed business leader, entrepreneur, consultant, researcher, best-selling author, and teaches at the Rutgers University Center for Management Development. Mark explores the dynamic between the human and technical factors that positively impact business operations and how businesses can leverage key technology trends." Mark Mueller-Eberstein (https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmuellereberstein/) is one of the world's leading experts on how businesses can leverage key technology trends, transform organizations and drive a competitive advantage. He is an internationally renowned business leader, entrepreneur, investor, consultant, best-selling author, and teaches at Rutgers University's Business School. Mark is a member of e.g. the Washington IoT Council,  and advises with the Shenzhen (China) based Qianhai Institute for Innovation Research (QIIR) the APEC organization. He delivers guest lectures at e.g. Seattle University and is an advisor and board member to selected companies, Investment Funds (https://www.bloccelerate.vc/ ) and initiatives. Mark is the founder and is leading the Adgetec Corporation's consulting business since 2010. Check out Dr. Westover's new book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/bluerthanindigo. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/  Ranked #6 Workplace Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/  Ranked #7 HR Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/  Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/  Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/  Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hcipodcast/support

What the Fundraising
16: The Future of Cross-Sector Partnerships and the Key Roles for Nonprofits with Maurizio Zollo

What the Fundraising

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 43:43


Today's world is demanding companies to change their behavior and engage in a truly responsible way with society and the environment. Being a good global citizen is not a matter of choice for companies anymore, it's the only way. In this episode, Professor Maurizio Zollo, the Scientific Director of the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society at Imperial College Business School and a Professor of Strategy and Sustainability and Head of the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Business School, talks about why nonprofits are exactly what today's companies need. The ‘third sector' has a lot to teach enterprises about being real contributors to change. How can we make the best out of a for-profit/nonprofit collaboration? Join this conversation and learn some tips on how to achieve fruitful win-win partnerships by changing our organization's mindset! Episode highlights:  (02:46) - Who is Maurizio Zollo? His work on the Leonardo Center on Business for Society and the source of his passion for engaged scholarship. (07:28) - A shift in companies' social participation: How today's markets are demanding companies to change their behavior. (13:48) - How is the nonprofit sector the solution for companies? Creating value for society and sharing their expertise and mindset.  (20:07) - Why we need a radical mindset shift: How to create a fruitful partnership between companies and nonprofits.  (26:10) - The value in organizations and deciding how to better serve society: What both parties can learn from each other's strategies.  (33:53) - Embracing the need for radical change: How to get over communication barriers with corporations. (37:29) - Contribution to a renaissance in business: How to get in touch with The Imperial College projects + A shoutout to Maurizio's favorite nonprofit GOLDEN.

Media Captain Digital Marketing Podcast
Episode 57: 11 Marketing Items

Media Captain Digital Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 26:58


Below are the 11 marketing items of the week that Jason covers in detail. You can read the entire email blast for the week HERE. Saks Fifth Avenue spun off their rapidly growing eCommerce division. In doing so, the company tripled its valuation at nearly $6 billion. Will this prompt a spinoff for Macy's? Activist investors are hoping the answer is yes. Spanx was acquired this past week for a reported $1.2 billion. Jason Parks talks about the amazing gesture the Founder, Sara Blakely, did for employees after the announcement. Mutts & Co. is a client of The Media Captain. Learn how TMC helped this eCommerce brand increase revenue by 143%. Snapchat's stock fell nearly 25% after the company warned of slowing growth due to the recent changes in Apple's iOS. Jason talks about the negative impact Apple's iOS 14 update is having on technology stocks. Interbrand revealed the Top 100 Most Valuable Brands. Jason walks through the 10 most valuable. There are rumors that Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name. Jason discusses whether or not this is a good idea. I love looking at websites from the past to see how far the digital world has progressed. Jason does an analysis of the NHL's website from 1998 and how it compares to sites nowadays. Getting mentioned in the right media publications can increase your brand's credibility and visibility. Jason discusses the importance of strong PR for your brand. From DermWarehouse's 1-year anniversary of purchasing warehouse space to speaking to Ohio State's Business School, Jason walks you through what happened over the past week. Media Captain recently got a positive review and Jason walks through this and talks about the importance of positive reinforcement. Text-to-Speech plugins are something you should consider implementing on your site, especially if you have a blog or article rich content.

Rhee Gold's DanceLife
Building Community & Belonging

Rhee Gold's DanceLife

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 32:50


Building a sense of community for our dance families is important now more than ever. What can you do this season to build those important moments for your dance families, those moments that don't include a shuffle or a pirouette? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Healthy Wealthy & Smart
562: Dr. C. Adam Callery: Post Covid-19, Resetting Business for Continuity

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 37:19


In this episode, Managing Director of Sagesse Lumiere, Dr. C. Adam Callery, talks about small In businesses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Dr. Callery talks about the implications of the pandemic on future business strategies, the importance of agility, and understanding cashflow. How often should a business of any size check their financial status? Hear about some emerging trends, three critical activities for success, how Dr. Callery helps other entrepreneurs, and get his valuable advice, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.   Key Takeaways “Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end.” “If you want to be successful moving forward, you have to be ready for these unexpected changes.” “You can't be afraid to act fast, but you don't want to be reckless.” “You have to take a step back sometimes and attack a problem formally.” “I cannot just assume that because my bank account has money in it that I'm actually in a good position.” “You have to position yourself, or maybe carve out specific time, for you to really learn your industry.” “You have to be close enough to the operations to know what's going on.” “It is extremely important, whether you're an existing business owner or a new business owner, to truly understand what cashflow means.” “You can do it. You can actually be an entrepreneur. Just go out and do it.” “Bring people around you who have the knowledge that you need, because you're not going to know everything, and if you adapt that knowledge, you'll be successful.”   More about Dr. Callery Dr. Callery is an entrepreneur and higher education educator. For the past eleven (11) years, Dr. Callery has worked directly with the start-up and emerging business communities at a national level. For ten of the eleven years, Dr. Callery has held the roles as facilitator and trainer for two (2) nationally recognized small business growth programs, the US Small Business Administration's Streetwise MBA Program in Chicago and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. His company, Sagesse Lumiere, a small business coaching and consulting firm, was established seven years ago to complement the work he was doing in these programs. To date, Dr. Callery has advised over one thousand small business founders while participating within the national programs cited above. Dr. Callery, as a coach and consultant, works with small business owners on approaches to effectively build value by deploying new business practices and processes to improve financial performance and operational efficiency. Prior to working with small business owners as a business coach, Dr. Callery worked for several Fortune 1000 companies such as IBM, Dow/Dupont, Pepsi, United Airlines, and First National Bank of Chicago. His broad industry experience has prepared him to be a capable business consultant. Since leaving the corporate arena, he has become a trusted advisor for many small business founders. As a higher education educator, he has served as an Associate Dean for workforce development programs and currently works as a tenured faculty member for Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Dr. Callery has earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology; a Master of Business Administration from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and a Doctorate in Higher Education from National Louis University, Chicago.   Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Small Business, COVID-19, Research, Success, Cashflow, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, Finance   Resources: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program WSC1998: AVOIDING THE BLUES FOR AIRLINE TRAVELERS   To learn more, follow Dr. Callery at: Website:          https://sagesselumiere.com Twitter:            @callerysagesse Instagram:       @callery_sagesselumiere LinkedIn:         Dr. C. Adam Callery   Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website:                      https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts:          https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify:                        https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud:               https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher:                       https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio:               https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927   Read the Full Transcript Here:  00:03 Hi, Dr. Callery. Welcome to the podcast. It's an honor to have you on. So thanks so much for joining me.   00:10 I'm so happy to be here. And so glad you invited me to attend your podcast.   00:14 Oh, this is great. And you know, like I said in the, in the intro, you were our lead instructor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. So I owe a lot of my being a therapist and having to be a business owner to now being a business owner who happens to be a therapist to you and the rest of the staff and business advisors. It was really life changing. So thank you so much.   00:40 Well, I think I thank you for being a participant in the program. It's a hard program, we asked a lot of you for an extended period of time. And I have to say, I cannot do it solely by myself. It really is just a good strong team that covers so many different areas of business management that's needed for most small business owners. So I'm just having to have good people around me, that helps make the process very smooth.   01:05 Yeah, absolutely. And today, we are going to talk about sort of small business owners, and the effects of COVID-19, which we have been in for the last 18 months and doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon. But we are back to work. There are mitigation factors in place. But now, how do we position ourselves for the long term in this new world? So my question is, what are some of the lessons you have learned over the past 18 months? And what are the implications for your future business strategies?   01:50 Well, I think that's a great question. Because myself, I'm also a business owner, I am a small business coach. And I would have to say for the last 18 months, that's been a question that's been raised many times, I can think back to March, when we first moved into COVID. Everything shut down. And to be honest, it seemed very dark at that time. And then for the next three to four months, I was working with a lot of small business owners, and we were having those discussions, what are what's next, you know, how do I get out of this. And in fact, if you started to look at the newspaper, you'll see headlines saying this is the worst crisis since the depression or behind closed doors, there's calamity. And when you read those phrases, it actually diminishes your ability to be a leader, and organizer of your business. And so what I had to do as a coach started having different discussions and say, we must look forward. And the way I did that was having a time with individuals to stop and say, Hey, if we take a look at the Great Depression, or the great recession of 2008, those same phrases were being said then, yet, we were still standing in 2020. So we have to believe that we're going to pass through this period as well. And so the discussion became, how do we do that, and in most cases, and then bring back or I should say, shorten your horizon from looking out two to three years, to just make it now bring it down to three months down the six months, make it manageable, it was easier for you to see out three months, it's easier for to see how six months, and then just be very tactical. And so during that last quarter of 2020, through the beginning of the initiation of 2021, many of the conversations with business owners have centered on that, how can we focus on some short tactical goals that keep the lights on, they keep my current employees satisfied, so they stay with me to make sure the customers I do have still like the services are providing or the product that they're buying from us. Therefore, we have to maintain the same level of quality. So just being very tactical that way. And then hopefully, when we're on the other side, we can then return to a posture where we're thinking longer term.   04:06 And all that, to me just sounds like a small business owners that we have to be really agile, and we have to be able to pivot. And so can you speak to a little bit more about agility as a business owner, and how we can foster that if it's something that we're not used to?   04:28 Well, agility, you know, it's a strong word, right? So it means that we're flexible. But again, coming through this COVID period, it didn't seem like flexibility existed. Everywhere I turned, something was shutting down. So I've seen closer to the end, then something that was gonna be an opportunity in the future. And I came across a quote, it came out of the book called Good to Great. That was written in 2001. And I wrote it down someone just read it verbatim because it's a unique quote, but I think it addresses issue. It says never confused. That you will prevail in the end. So that saying this thing of, I have faith that I'm going to win, I have faith that my business is going to win, it's going to be successful, and I'm gonna make a lot of money from it, or I'm going to be fame, I'm going to become famous from it, you have this faith, you got to have this confidence, that's probably a better word, I got to have the confidence that I will make it through. But here's what the rest of the quote says it says, I can never lose that confidence. However, I must have the discipline to confront the most brutal acts of your current reality. So the current reality of 2020 was, everybody's impacted at the same time, my competitors, my peers, people across the ocean, everyone is getting hit with this calamity. So now I have to think out of the box, and I also have to think very practically, so that's where the agility comes in, I didn't have a lot of time to wait six months to see if it's gonna work, because I may not be here. So I may have to take some cost cutting measures that are going to be very draconian, but necessary, I may have to talk to my staff and negotiate with them, and maybe get them to take a cut and pay, letting them know I'm trying to keep everyone alive here, I may have to talk to my customers in a different way and find out, are you still here? You know, are you still viable, because my customer is also impacted by this. So then I can sort of forecast what my sales potential could be. Because many of the customers went out of business for many of my clients. So agility means that you are being sorry, that you're focusing on today. And you're being very practical, very tactical, you're using your experiences, from your I should say, your past experiences as a business leader, and a business owner. But you also are willing, and here's the key, you are willing to take in advice from subject matter experts who are in your industry, and also outside your industry to help you navigate this because this was so unknown, a lot of unknown territory that we were crossing through.   06:55 Absolutely. And I would also think that in that time, I'll use the example of the physical therapy profession, but kind of acknowledge acknowledging emerging trends during this time. So for the physical therapy world, certainly here in New York City, we were close, literally shut down ghost town from March to almost June or July of 2020. So what do you have to do to keep things going? So the emerging trend was telehealth? Yeah, telehealth has been a trend and it has been coming up and coming up. But I think as a PT, if you didn't acknowledge that that trend existed, and didn't hug that trend, like it's your best friend, you you were in trouble, right? So what other kinds of trends Did you see within the small business world that people had to acknowledge and embrace in order to not only bring them through 2020. But I'm sure a lot of those trends have continued well into this year.   07:56 I agree 100%, the hardest trend, and I don't know if I can call it a trend, that's probably more of an action, the action that I may have to return to what I was before. And what I mean by that is, maybe we're a sizable business, you had 50 employees, or maybe employees and contractors working for you that accounted for about 50 people that you're responsible for, had a fairly good customer base that you're working with COVID hits and everything shuts down. Now, you may have to go back to what you were three years earlier, that's when you started the business where you were a smaller company, not as nimble because you were smaller, but you were very focused and very targeted. And that was the trend, I was saying that people say I'm at the roll back to where I was before. And that by rolling back doesn't mean I'm failed, which is another trend element. It doesn't mean I'm failing, it means I had to adjust, you know. So it's realizing that businesses aren't always going to go up with hockey stick and grow, grow, grow, grow without interruption, that there will be these troughs. And if I hit a trough, I may have to back up a little bit. In this case, people have to back up a lot. A great example of that would be the restaurant community. Here in Chicago, I've seen it all over where people physically had to change the menu, they may have 30 items on the menu. And they just took duct tape and started covering over things and reduce the menu down to something that they could manage based on staff based on a cost of the ingredients based on just pure demand, because now they're doing just takeout services, no longer doing to sit in services. why they do that, because I have to still pay the rent, I still have to pay some utilities, I still have to pay something. So I have to have some money coming in. And I want to be here for the next day. So I may have to swallow deeply. And Take another deep breath and say I have to go back to where I was maybe when I started the business so I can survive this period not knowing if you remember not knowing back in April, how long is this going to go? Because the predictions were two months, six months, two years, five years. Nobody knew. So You had to be very specific and very intentional about how far you will go back in time in order to survive and be here for the future.   10:09 Yeah, I mean, gosh, back in March, when New York City shut down, I was like, ah, six or eight weeks, we'll   10:15 be back up and running. Let's see, 18 months later,   10:21 not quite back to where we were. But getting closer. But to your point, yeah, I thought it would just be like six or eight weeks. And this will be a little adjustment that I'd have to make in my business. But it, it actually turned into a long term adjustment that I love. And I'm glad now that it's part of my business. So that ability to pivot quickly actually turned into a big positive for my company, because now I can actually see more people because I don't have to see them in person.   10:51 I agree. I agree. And I stole something else out to you. It's not so much of a trend, but it's probably a revelation. So we know a lot of business owners have different backgrounds, and they come from different walks of life. And so if we put an academic hat on, we have individuals coming out of MBA programs, and they have knowledge around business. The key is what does an MBA program teach? What MBA program teaches is that you need to go out and look at the environment that you're in. So that means you research on what some of these latest trends are. When we have a situation like COVID, I know many business owners typically don't worry about what the trends are, they worry more about what's going on in their daily environment in their community, and their marketplace, and they're just focused on can I sell something tomorrow, I think COVID has opened up a new reality that if you want to be successful moving forward, you have to be ready for these unexpected change as well. How can I reduce the number of unexpected changes, I start to do some research, I start to do some reading in my industry and also outside of my industry. So I can see those trends that you were talking about earlier. So telemarketing has been or tele health rather, has been around for a long time. People talk about it, but it wasn't economically feasible. Then when I need it, those who knew about it jumped on it. So but I had to know about it, I needed to have that information. So this is an important time as business leaders now to say, what else do I need to know? Do I need to join my industry associations? Do I need to go out and and go to conferences, go to particular training programs, where I can start to learn about what is going on around me so I can be better equipped for the next situation may not be a pandemic? Or it could be droughts, if you're out west? Who knows? It's going to be something so how can I be prepared for the next something?   12:39 Yeah, because you know, something that you had brought that you brought up in our kind of communication before we recorded this is and I like this phrase you put in quotations, you can't be afraid to act fast. But you don't want to be reckless. Yes, yeah, right. And so by doing the research, you can act quickly, and not in a reckless manner. Because you know where you are, you know, what the industry is holding, and you've got that research. So you can act quickly with authority. And with some sense of operation.   13:15 I agree. And ask where, you know, we want to say, you want to be intentional. And that's what that word really means. And especially when we're in our programs, we use that word a lot. But it's good to unpack it. So you just mentioned and that reckless, and I'm not trying to be strong willed. So when I'm talking to my employees, I'm trying to hit them over here with a club, but I'm intentional. So I have I know where I want to go, I've taken the time to do some research. So I've set a goal in mind, I've also decided on a path that we can take, but I'm also willing to ask around to see if that's the best path. So that's where I'm not being reckless, I'll go ahead and qualify it by talking to other subject matter experts, talk to other people in the industry and say, This is what I want to do based on my capabilities. What do you guys think? What do you people think? And that can help me then to minimize risk? Because we'll never eliminate it. We're just trying to minimize risk. So we can be successful.   14:10 Absolutely. And so now, we've we've sort of identified research we have we spoke to people, we got advice. Now we want to move forward. So we need some sort of formal operations. So these operations, as you said, they kind of revolve around three critical activities. So can you share with the listeners what those critical activities are, to make that those formal operations successful?   14:38 So I can that'd be beautiful. We've met through the Goldman Sachs program and what I've learned over the last 10 years in that program, is that you have to take a step back sometimes and attack a problem formally. And so we start off with the purpose, what is your business purpose? And what that means, of course, is what do you think? to do in your marketplace, who you're trying to sell to, why you're doing it, why are you actually involved in this work? The second thing we try to do is examine how we actually do the work. And this is the operational piece. So how do we actually do the work? How do we earn our revenues? How do we manage our team? How do we actually produce the product or service? Are we doing it efficiently? And then the last piece I call her reflection, but that's the research piece. I've been doing this for five years, I've been doing it for 10 years, is this the best way to do it now, based on the changes in the business environment, changes in government regulations, changes in social trends, changes in the number of competitors, or the type of competitors that so the three pieces are looking at my purpose? Why did I get into this business? Why do I want to do this or continue to do this kind of work, I look at my model my business model in general, and think about how I currently conduct business and see there's a better way I can do it more efficiently, more effectively. And then last but not least, I have this reflection or research activity that I do continuously continuous learning to make sure I understand my marketplace, understand my industry, understand what's happening with competitors around me also start to probe and find out are my customers still satisfied with what I'm doing? And if not, what do I need to do to reach them?   16:21 Yeah, and I'm glad that you said that you're continuously looking at this, because this isn't something that you do when you start your business, you assess your purpose, your model and solutions and reflect. It's not like you just do it once. Yes. Like how often would you say do you recommend even the business owners that you work with, kind of go through these three critical activities?   16:47 Well, I think we can take the model from the corporates. Now you understand corporations are huge, billion dollar places, but they are billion dollar places for a reason. And that is because they do take the time to annually look at what they do, and assess whether or not is making sense. So if I was any business owner, I don't care what size you are, I would make it a point to say maybe in the fall, that November period, Christmas period, when it's kind of quiet, people focused on vacation or focus on the holidays, you take that time, sit down with your management team and say, hey, let's think about how our last year went. Is there something that we want to do better, right doesn't mean that you did anything wrong? Is there something that I can improve upon? Or are there some new things coming down the pipeline that I need to be aware of, or we'd need to be aware of, that we need to plan for starting in January. So doing an annually isn't a bad practice. And if you do it formally, and you do it every year, it just becomes part of your routine. And you'll start to think about the questions you want to ask each other during those sessions. And you'll be able to flesh out what is happening with the business. In fact, you probably want to go ahead and bring in some of your key employees that sit them around a table, get some insight from them on what they're experiencing, when you're engaging your clients, when they're engaging your suppliers, or if what they see, in general, they may see some things in the market that you have missed. And it's a good time to sit back and get their feedback as well.   18:16 And how often would you say suggest to a business owner small of any size, but let's say a small business owner, to really look at the financials of their business once a quarter every month, every week, every night before you go to bed? Like is there overkill? Or? Or what? What are your thoughts on that?   18:40 That's a tough question is a tough question, right? Because Is there any should you have any limit on when you look at your numbers, because for instance, everybody will tell you, you need to know your numbers. So if I'm sitting in front of an investor, or a banker, they're going to say you need to know your numbers. But I guess the question is, what are they really asking me? They're probably just asking, do you know enough about your numbers to tell me whether or not you're profitable? That's really the question they want to know. And they want you to be able to tell them that, tell them you're profitable in a confident manner. And they can easily see if you're sort of dancing around the question, right? Because you really don't know your numbers today. They can sense that in the way you respond, your eye contact, and so on. So to your direct question, how often should I look, if I put on my accounting hat, we typically look once a month. So every month we take a step back, and we see how the business is performing financially. In order to do that, we probably need to have some type of system in place. That could be a QuickBooks system, or it could be a cell spreadsheet. It depends on the complexity of your business. And that's when we have to define a small business. So small business can be defined as any business with less than 500 employees. That's a big business. But let's say I'm a mom and pop I have less than 10 employees. In fact, I am the key employee and everyone else is a contractor. If I'm that size, once a month is probably still appropriate, I need to take the time to stop. And look, I cannot just assume that because my bank account has money in it, that I'm actually in a good position. So if I take the time, look at it once a month, that's probably enough. The furthest I would like to go out is probably three months, you know, quarterly, but want to go beyond that. Because a lot can happen to a business in two days, let alone in 90 days. And if I'm not keeping track of my numbers, I may find myself in a very dire cashflow position, and maybe find myself going out of business fairly quickly.   20:42 Yeah, excellent advice. Excellent advice. Thank you for that. And you know, as we start to wrap things up, what would be if you could give one or two pieces of advice to let's say, a new small business owner, so their business is less than a year old? What is your best advice for those business owners?   21:04 I think it's extremely important for the person just getting started to do some of the things we're talking about earlier, you have to position yourself or maybe carve out specific time for you to really learn your industry. So that could mean joining an industry association, going to those industry association meetings. So that's gonna take time, read some of their white papers that they generate about your industry. So for instance, I was at one time I was looking at buying a limo service, I love this guy service used to take me to the airport all the time, all his drivers were professional, his cars were clean, well maintained. And all I knew about the business at the time was the fact he took me in a limo to the airport. But that's not knowing the business. So I went ahead, I contacted limo Association, they sent out to me information on the business, you know, on the industry, the cost factors, the maintenance issues, some of the trends in the industry. After reading all those materials, and learning that it was a very highly capitalized business, I realized that it wasn't for me, at that time, still like the business. But I knew I was not in a position where I had enough capital to keep the cars up to spec to meet the requirements of running a limo business. So if I'm starting a business, whatever it is, I need to know as much as possible about that industry and the business model itself. How's the business make money? What are the cost factors? What are the what are the cost influencers, I need to know that like the back of my hand, then when I'm running the business on a day to day, I need to be in the business to see how it really operates. I've met some people that have started a business. And I've started another one that started know when I started another one. And I now ask them I said, Well, how do you possibly run three businesses at the same time? Well, I got people working for me. And what comes to mind is something someone told me many years ago, is that you have to smell the people. And what this is gain from Business School, and the professor was saying, you have to be close enough to the operations to know what's going on. And if you're too far away from it, there's too many things that can happen to the operations that will shut you down. And so if you're just getting started, your focus needs to be in the business and getting the business to a place where it's stable, and is sustainable. That usually means creating cash reserves, that usually means bringing in solid employees, it usually means having a great understanding of your customers so that you know you have returning customers that'll help keep the business afloat.   23:42 Excellent. Thank you so much. I know a lot of people that listen to this podcast or maybe budding entrepreneurs, they've been in business for maybe a year or two. So I think that advice is really great for that group. Now, is there anything have we not covered something that you were like, I want to hit this point during this podcast?   24:02 I think it's important, we haven't used that key phrase. And that's cash flow. It is extremely important whether you are a existing business owner, or a new business owner to truly understand what cash flow means. And so when we talk about cash flow, what it means in general, is that we're talking about the money that's coming in. And that's where most people focus is, Hey, I'm making revenues, things are going well. But you can't just stop there, you got to think about the cash outflow. And people say I write the checks every day, I know how much money is going out. The third piece is timing. You have to think about when the money has to be paid out. When does that liability has to be paid out, and whether or not I'm going to have enough cash on hand to pay it on time. Because once I default on that payment, I'm now in trouble. The bank is knocking at the door. My creditors are knocking at the door, my investors are knocking at the door and I'm going to have problems paying my employees so on and so on. So cash flow is very important. And it's important from the standpoint of you have to truly understand the definition of it. And what it means is inflow is outflow. And it's also timing. When is the money coming in to pay those current debts that I have? Will I run into a situation where I don't have enough coming in to pay those debts? And if I do, what am I going to do about it? Am I going to reach into my personal account and pay it? Am I going to run down to the bank and ask for a line of credit? Do I need to run out and find investors? Who can give me additional cash to help me close that gap? So cash flow is critical?   25:36 Yeah. And I think, as you were saying that the thing that popped into my mind is, ooh, this is why Ponzi schemes ultimately fail.   25:44 Yes, yes. Because the money stops coming in. And their commitments outweigh our Yeah, extend beyond the, the amount of money that's coming in.   25:54 Right. Right. Yeah, that is why a Ponzi scheme fails. And, and I agree that cash flow is so important. And it's something that I didn't really wrap my head around fully until the Goldman Sachs program. You know, I knew like, yeah, money's coming in. But once I started doing cash flow statements, I was like, Ah, okay, yeah. Now I got it. No, I know, I can now I understand this as, as one of the three sisters, you know, your cash flow statement, your balance sheet, and your income statement.   26:32 Exactly, exactly. And it's the cash flow statement, and we never talk about, you talk about it. If you again, be school, we talk about all the time, but most people just stop at the income statement. In particular, they stop at the income side, then when you introduce the balance sheet, I don't see why I really need it. I don't have any assets. But they don't combine the two to come up with the cash flow. And that's what you really want.   26:53 Yeah, yeah. Excellent. All right. Now, where can actually let's talk before we before I asked, Where can people find you? Why don't you talk a little bit more about your business? And how you help other entrepreneurs, your coaching business and what you do to help entrepreneurs?   27:12 Well, what I do is I focus in the business development area, as well as the operations or organizational development area. And what does that mean? So I come in as a business coach, not as a consultant, I sit down with my clients, and we have discussion. So it's like we're doing now and we focus on the issues that are facing them. So in a business development side, for instance, such as a marketing issue, we're not talking about social media, what we're talking about is more around a target market. Have they identified the right persons, or the right audience? When it comes to marketing? Also, you got to think about the delivery of the product and service. Are there some challenges in terms of quality, some challenges in terms of delivery, that they're facing? And then we start to peel back a little bit? And this is where we get into the operations? Why are you having those challenges? Is it a capability issue is a capacity issue, these things have to be fixed, or the marketing, social media really won't matter? So I focus on a business development sort of working backwards? What are you trying to sell? What are you servicing? How are you working with your clients? And what are your business capabilities, what is what is your business capacity, in order to essentially achieve the goals that you've set for the business or to meet your current demand for your customers, those are all very important pieces, because most businesses will suffer or in a trough when they get to that third and fifth year when they try to scale up. And they always find, hey, I have this resource deficit. And I usually think it's money but it's not so much money, it's really capacity and capability, they may not have the right people on hand, they may not have the skill themselves in order to scale up and they need to go back, build up those skills so that they can grow. And that's where the coaching comes in and sort of help the build up those skills.   28:57 Awesome. Now where can people find you?   29:00 Well, they can find me right on the internet. I have a website out there, my, my company has a very unique names, it's called suggests luminaire and will suggest and stores wisdom, and then luminaires light. And so right out there on the internet, I have a web page where you can contact me through that or you can come back contact me through LinkedIn. So I do have a LinkedIn profile out there. That's probably the best way most people will contact me through LinkedIn. And then we'll set up an appointment and we go from there.   29:29 Perfect and we will have direct links to all of that at podcast at healthy wealthy, smart, calm and the Show Notes for this episode, so don't worry if you didn't have a pen you can take it down. totally get it we will have one click direct links to all of that. And now, Dr. calorie for the last question, which is a question I asked everyone, knowing where you are now in your life and in your business, what advice would you give to your younger self   29:57 so what I would tell my younger self I'm fully invested in entrepreneurship, I would tell my younger self is that you can do it, you can actually be an entrepreneur. To be honest, when I came out of school or coming came out of undergraduate, my mind wasn't there, my mind was I had to go through this career track, because that's the only possibility that entrepreneur thing, or that small business thing was just too far out there. You have to literally be born into it. It has to be a legacy relationship in order to start a business. Today, I recognize after meeting so many people in this space, that's really not it is really tied to have any interest. People use the word passion, but I go beyond the same passion, you really have that ambition that you're willing to give all in order to accomplish this. And so I would tell my younger self, that you do have that ability, you do have that ambition, just go out and do it. Bring people around you who have the knowledge that you need, because you're not gonna know everything. And if you adapt that knowledge, you'll be successful.   31:03 And I think that's great advice. And especially for a lot of the physical therapists who listen to this podcast, because so often we graduate, and we think, well, I'll work at a clinic, I'll work at a hospital, I'll do that for 40 years, and then I'll retire. You know, it's like, it's never it. Because in school, we're not really given any entrepreneurial mentorship or classes, you really have to seek it out on your own. And so I think that's great advice for any students listening or newer graduates, who think, Well, my mom wasn't wasn't an entrepreneur, my dad or I don't, I don't have any real role models in my immediate family, but that you can do it if you surround yourself with the right people, and you have the ambition and passion to do it. So I think that is excellent advice. So thank you for that. Well, and thank you again, for coming on the podcast and for being a great instructor in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, I can put a link up to that too, if people are interested in learning more about the program because it is a life changing program. It was for me and I'm sure as an instructor, it must have been for you as well.   32:13 Oh, it hasn't. It hasn't, I have to say, I never, I never thought I'd have this experience. It's been now going into my 11th year and I've actually set before 1000 business owners never thought that could happen in my wildest dreams and having the ability to have conversations like we're having now. Again, it's opened up my mind to say the The possibilities are limitless in this country when it comes to being able to create something that you want to create. And that's the beauty of it. So it's it's a fantastic opportunity. Fantastic country fantastic. Time, even though it's difficult time, it's a fantastic time to to do something that you want to do.   32:57 Excellent. And on that note, I will wrap things up by saying thank you again and thank you to all of the listeners for tuning in today. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.

Owl Have You Know
Patra Brannon-Isaac '11

Owl Have You Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 33:39


This week on Owl Have You Know, Patra Brannon-Isaac discusses the process of being admitted to Rice Business, the impact her MBA has had on her career trajectory, and her involvement in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the school.A transcript for this episode is available at http://tiny.cc/ohyks2e1.

Poets&Quants
The Businessweek MBA Ranking Controversy

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 19:34


A prominent academic raises serious concerns over the credibility of Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2021 MBA ranking. Why it matters

Grit & Growth
Masterclass on Communicating with Confidence

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 23:33


Welcome to Grit & Growth's masterclass on communicating with confidence, featuring Matt Abrahams, Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer in strategic communications. Whether pitching to investors, reporting to your board, or motivating employees, Abrahams has tips and tricks for managing anxiety and making an impact with both what you say and how you say it.Abrahams knows a thing or two about communicating. Whether he's teaching MBAs at Stanford GSB or hosting his podcast “Think Fast, Talk Smart,” he advises entrepreneurs on the value of “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out” — which is also the title of his best-selling book.Abrahams believes confidence and mindset can be developed to alleviate anxiety and improve almost any pitch or meeting. He's also on a personal mission to stop entrepreneurs from beginning their presentations with “Hi, my name is _______, and today we're going to talk about_________.”“That is boring. It's silly because you're showing a slide that has your name and your topic on it. I like to joke that every good pitch should start like a James Bond movie. No, not with sex and violence, but with action, get people participating and focused … and that's what will help people get interested in what you're saying.”Top Seven Masterclass Takeaways Some anxiety is a good thing. It can give you energy and focus. Abrahams suggests using cognitive reframing to use your excitement about your business and vision to manage your fear of pitching.Use nonverbal cues to convey confidence … even if you're not feeling it. Gesture more slowly, make direct eye contact, take deep breaths to slow your speech rate down. These nonverbal cues will make people think you're confident, which will actually make you feel more confident.Record yourself and watch it. Rather than judge and evaluate based upon your own internal dialogue, try to see what others will see in the pitch or presentation.Mindfulness can help you manage anxiety. Give yourself permission to be nervous — it's only human. And forgive yourself if you're nervous or make a mistake. That's human, too.Create a compelling hook. Make sure it grabs people's attention and is relevant. Abrahams explains, “If you do something different, you automatically stand out. You've got my attention just because you did something different.”Learn to tell your story fast and slow. Have a two-minute, 10-minute, and 30-minute version to deliver depending upon the situation.Consider cultural differences and pay attention to social status. Low context and high context cultures require different approaches. And hierarchy and social status should impact how you communicate.Listen to Abrahams' insights, advice, and strategies for how entrepreneurs can communicate with greater confidence and learn how you can improve your next pitch, board meeting, or presentation.Please take a few moments and provide us with your feedback on Grit & Growth. We would love to hear what you're interested in learning about and how we can make the content we create relevant to your growth journey. ResourcesPodcast SurveyThink Fast Talk Smart podcastNo Freaking Speaking See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking
412: Unleashing Your Employees (with Jeff Kavanaugh)

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 54:16


Welcome to an episode with Jeff Kavanaugh. Get Jeff's new book here: https://amzn.to/3Bfd8Hr Jeff Kavanaugh is the global head for Infosys Knowledge Institute - the research and thought leadership arm of global IT powerhouse Infosys, a leader in digital services and consulting. Aside from speaking on conferences, he also teaches at the Business School of University of Texas at Dallas as an adjunct professor. He serves on boards of the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University, and the Marketing Analytics Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of the best-selling book Consulting Essentials. THE LIVE ENTERPRISE: Create a Continuously Evolving and Learning Organization. Jeff Kavanaugh: https://amzn.to/3Bfd8Hr Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo We use affiliate links whenever possible (if you purchase items listed above using our affiliate links, we will get a bonus).

Embodied Business Podcast
#68 Selling like we‘re human with Sarah Santacroce

Embodied Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 40:54


Hey everyone, thank you for your patience with me! I'm happy to be back and bring you a wonderful conversation with Sarah Santacroce all about re-humanising the way we do business. It's been great to hear Sarah's story, brainstorm ideas for doing things differently and affirm what does and doesn't actually feel good when it comes to marketing. Here is some of what we talked about:  Finding better ways to share our work without compromising our values or being a martyr Inflated prices and why we don't need "gurus" Re-humanising our business practices Finding the right online spaces that suit our businesses and ourselves Sarah Santacroce is changing the current marketing paradigm. 12 years of running a successful LinkedIn Consulting business inspired a yearning in Sarah to create a global movement that encourages people to bring more empathy and kindness to business & marketing. As a ‘Hippie turned Business Coach', Sarah hosts the Gentle Business Revolution podcast and works with heart-centered entrepreneurs to question their assumptions when it comes to marketing & give them permission to market their business their way, the gentle way! Thought of as an influencer in her field, Sarah is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been featured on many podcasts and radio shows. Some of the most prestigious universities and Business Schools in the world, including Rutgers University New Jersey, HEC Paris, IMD and EPFL Lausanne hire Sarah to train their students for LinkedIn best practices. Sarah shares a fresh perspective and doesn't shy away from calling things out that no longer work for many of us when it comes to the current marketing model. Her clients sometimes refer to her as ‘the female Seth Godin'. When she's not working, she loves adventure & traveling, yoga & nature walks or hanging out with her family. www.sarahsantacroce.com My new website: YarrowDigital.com Prints & creative space sessions: YarrowMagdalena.com

The Podcast by KevinMD
Why the business school mindset doesn't mind physician burnout

The Podcast by KevinMD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:05


"We can't expect those with a business school mindset to solve physician burnout. What is needed is leadership throughout health care organizations by those with expertise in the core business, deep commitment to health care workers and patients, extensive tacit knowledge, and credibility. Physician CEOs have better outcomes in all critical metrics, including engagement among staff. And physician leaders have an ethical and fiduciary responsibility to serve patients. Those with a business school mindset do not." Patty Fahy is an internal medicine physician and founder, Fahy Consulting. She can be reached on Twitter @pattyfahyMD. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The business school mindset doesn't mind physician burnout." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/08/the-business-school-mindset-doesnt-mind-physician-burnout.html) This episode is sponsored by Tradeoffs, available on your favorite podcast platform.

Poets&Quants
The Future Of Business Education

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 25:18


What does the future of business education hold over the next five or more years? We tackle that question and more in this provocative podcast with Caroline, Maria and John

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black
My pleasure and magnetism practices for selling

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 23:10


We are diving behind the scenes queens! These are my pleasure and magnetism practices for sales and marketing. Get ready for a juicy episode!  Enrolment for Magnetic As F*ck - Pleasure-based Business School is open now. Explore MAF here: https://jennablack.co/magneticasfuck   Connect & work with Jenna online: https://www.jennablack.co/ Connect with Jenna on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jennablack.co Join Jenna's signature wealth program Money Queen: https://www.jennablack.co/moneyqueen  If you loved this episode, I would deeply appreciate you leaving me a 5 star review or sharing it with a friend! x Jenna

Poets&Quants
Stanford GSB's Class Of 2023

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 17:43


Stanford's newest MBA cohort set a new record for the highest GMAT scores ever posted by a business school. We discuss the impact of that achievement and other aspects of Stanford's profile for the Class of 2023 and how it compares to Harvard and Wharton.

Business Beyond Usual
Ross Weekly 10/11/21: Finals Week

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:36


Welcome back to our expansion of the Business Beyond Usual concept. Each week, our regular BBU team runs down the top happenings at Michigan Ross for the coming week and welcomes a special guest. This week, Eric chats with Ebuka and Keith, two new members of the BBU team, about their backgrounds, their initial impressions of Michigan Ross, and their feelings going into final exams this week.Check out the BBU “Ross Weekly” today, and watch out for the next full episode of “Business Beyond Usual,” coming soon.Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Producer and Host: Eric Hopfenbeck.Guests: Ebuka Ufondu and Keith Luu.Executive Producers: Christina Weiberg, Eric Hopfenbeck, and Bob NeedhamCopyright 2021 - University of Michigan

Roads Taken
Lucky and Charmed: K.C. Danzansky on staying the course and finding the new

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 20:25


Guest K.C. Danzansky could barely believe that one could make a major by reading classic literature, analyzing it, and writing about it. She considered her English major not only fun but a good grounding in the liberal arts that would prove useful in a career. But because she loved the literary world, she figured she would remain in it, working at a publishing house or something similar. The famously low salaries and the prospect of living in the publishing mecca of New York City did not appeal, however. So she took a look at the companies that defended on campus for corporate recruiting. Consumer packaged goods giant General Mills seemed open to her liberal arts background and she thought she could put up with sales trips in pant suits for a few years. What she came to realize was that the scope and size of the organization allowed for her to try on a number of roles.While she has remained at the company for 25 years, her husband was the casualty of a round of layoffs. But even that had a silver lining, as both of their time in CPG helped them launch a beverage company that provides the spice in her life. In this episode, find out from KC how taking one path doesn't always mean doing the same thing. In this episode, find out from K.C. how taking one path doesn't always mean doing the same thing…on ROADS TAKEN...with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestK.C. Danzansky, currently Director of Sales Communications, Analytics, Trade and Ecommerce within Convenience and Foodservice at General Mills, has held a variety of roles within the consumer packaged goods giant during her 25-year career there. She also plays CMO and general support staff to her husband Scott's beverage company that features apple-cider-vinegar-based cocktail mixers and health shots. Find out more and see K.C. playing the role of harried bartender in their brand video at TheTwistedShrub.com.  Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.comEmail the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black
Creating a magnetic product suite

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 26:24


I'm sharing 7 keys to creating a magnetic and embodied product suite that calls your soul clients to say YES! Enrolment for Magnetic As F*ck - Pleasure-based Business School is open now. Explore MAF here: https://jennablack.co/magneticasfuck   Connect & work with Jenna online: https://www.jennablack.co/ Connect with Jenna on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jennablack.co Join Jenna's signature wealth program Money Queen: https://www.jennablack.co/moneyqueen  If you loved this episode, I would deeply appreciate you leaving me a 5 star review or sharing it with a friend! x Jenna

Wisdom.MBA
Shipageddon 2.0, eCom Operations, Global Supply Chain & Logistics with Chris Bingham

Wisdom.MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 75:23


Chris Bingham is a successful entrepreneur, specializing in eCommerce operations, supply chain and logistics. In Q4 2020, the world experienced Shipageddon where the pandemic significantly increased demand for online goods while straining global supply chains. As we enter Q4 2021, we should expect to experience Shipageddon, the sequel, with even greater challenges, as brands experience inflated ocean freight container costs, container shortages, congestion within ports, lockdowns in factories, temp labor shortages and more.Chris and I talk in-depth about scaling eCommerce operations, surviving the holiday shopping season, growing and selling a business as well as the future of MBA programs. If you work in eCommerce or are thinking about a career in logistics and operations or are just fascinated with global supply chains and how messed-up they are right now, I think you will enjoy this episode.  Chris has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Campbell University and has been a start-up coach at UNC for over a decade.Discussion Topics:(1:33) Tobacco Road basketball rivalry.(6:00) Founding and ultimately selling Riley Life Logistics.(12:14) Sleeping in your warehouse and scaling a business.(17:41) Scaling a warehouse labor force during Q4.(25:12) The biggest change in eCommerce logistics over the last decade.(28:51) Running two companies at once.(33:12) Dimensional weight calculations and shipping automation.(36:58) How to renegotiate your shipping rates.(44:25) Launching Ship Simply to help eCommerce brands grow.(50:52) Shipageddon and its sequel.(1:01:58) Business school advice.(1:08:33) Rapid fire questions.

Rhee Gold's DanceLife
What are you going to change this season?

Rhee Gold's DanceLife

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 33:04


COVID made many of us reconsider how we had always done things. As we get stuck into a new dance season, it's time to think about how we are going to handle situations that used to be a big deal for us, in the light of the new normal.  What will you be changing? What will stay the same? How will you handle those situations that used to scare you? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur
Ep229 Tracey Bissett - How To Take Control Of Your Financial Life

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 27:17


MEET TRACEY BISSETTTracey is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry working directly or indirectly with personal, commercial and corporate clients to help them achieve their financial goals. A demonstrated passion for increasing financial fitness coupled with lending and risk management experience led to the establishment of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc. As Chief Financial Fitness Trainer of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc., Tracey educates and empowers individuals, notably young adults, and entrepreneurs to take control of and live their financial lives with confidence. As a former executive at TD Bank, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks, Tracey has worked with and in support of thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed. This hands on experience coupled with her formal financial education, Masters of Business Administration and Chartered Financial Analyst designation, position Tracey uniquely to coach about all things money. Tracey is a full time professor in the financial services faculty within the Business School at Centennial College. She leads speaking engagements and is the Executive Producer and host of the Young Money podcast all focused on increasing financial fitness. Recently named a Silver Award winner for The IFSE Institute Award for Financial Literacy Champion through the Wealth Professional Awards 2020. A native of Nova Scotia, Tracey enjoys giving back the community and actively volunteers with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, the United Way of Toronto & York Region as well as Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. CONTACT:https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/cash-coach/ (FREE DOWNLOAD) https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceybissett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceybissett/) https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/ (https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/) https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/podcasts/ (https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/podcasts/) SUPPORT THE SHOW BECAUSE I LOVE PUPPIES!1)https://meetfox.com/en/ (MEETFOX) Monetize your time with an easy-to-use online platform. Use promo code “yuri” for 2 MONTHS FREE! 2) https://taliadinapoli.com/a/rewards/r/m8q3ZlTx (Talia di Napoli – PIZZA) Click on the title for $6.00 off your order of AMAZING pizza shipped fresh from Napoli https://www.gettaxhub.com/?rfsn=4356929.38ee2a (3) TAXHUB) NEED ACCOUNTING HELP? – Sign up for A Less Taxing Way To Work With A CPA. Get a free intro call with a tax professional. 4) https://www.audible.com/ep/freetrial?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R (Audible.com) This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audiobooks. Click on the link to get a 30-day free trial, complete with a credit for a free audiobook download 5) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BITCOIN OR CRYPTOCURRENCY?BUY MY BOOK BECAUSE IT'S AMAZING!!! I'll EVEN SIGN IT FOR YOU : )https://amzn.to/3afTmOu (BE LEFT BEHIND: Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandma Beats You to It) http://www.advanceyourart.com/captivate-podcast/eduardo-placer/yuricataldo.com (yuricataldo.com) CREDITS: Our theme music is written and mixed by Chicago-based composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Black of the Black's Backbone collaborative. And produced by REB Records. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

Entrepreneurs on Fire
How Business Schools Set Founders Up for Failure with Robin Copernicus

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 29:11


Robin Copernicus is an author, startup mentor, and startup community influencer. He is the founder of Vertical Liftoff (VLO): the first startup accelerator that helps founders skip investor funding. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Success is doing what you want whenever you want to do it. Be yourself and be comfortable with who you are. 2. Building a brand story and connection with your users are the things that copycats cannot take away from you. 3. Empower yourself by building a vertical startup that puts all the power in the founder's hands – enjoy and profit simultaneously. Check out and learn more about the types of entrepreneurs - The Hypomanic Edge Book on Amazon Sponsors: Thinkific: It's time to stop trading time for money and start reaching more clients and making a bigger impact - with online courses! Try Thinkific for free today at Thinkific.com/eof. HubSpot: Ditch the over-engineered, clunky and unreliable platforms that are costing you more time and money than they're worth, and check out the HubSpot CRM Platform today at HubSpot.com!

Grit & Growth
Communicating Your Big Idea

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:20


Meet Martin Stimela, CEO of Botswana-based Brastorne Enterprises, and Matt Abrahams, Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer and communications expert. As Martin prepares to pitch his business expansion plan, hear Matt's tips on how to grab attention, harness emotions, and create a lasting connection with your audience. Then listen in on Martin's actual pitch...and Matt's feedback. Almost every entrepreneur eventually needs to make a pitch to capture attention...and dollars. Martin Stimela is no exception. As CEO of Brastorne Enterprises, he's looking to raise capital to scale his growing technology company to 19 more countries, starting with Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali. His vision: to connect the unconnected by enabling Internet access without the need for expensive data plans or smartphones. Matt Abrahams shares some tips and then listens in on Martin's pitch. Matt Abrahams is a Stanford lecturer and host of the podcast "Think Fast, Talk Smart," and he has plenty of strategic communications advice and techniques for both Martin and fellow entrepreneurs. Before you even write the first word of your pitch, Matt suggests you need to think first about who your audience is and what they need from you.“A fundamental mistake people make is they start by saying, here are the things I want to say. Rather, you need to focus on What do I want them to know? How do I want them to feel? And what do I want them to do?”Here are a few pitch-worthy pieces of advice:Create a good hook to capture people's attention“You know, 99% of people start with: Hi, my name is_______. Today, I'm going to talk about______. If you do something different, you automatically stand out as different.”Introduce a character“Think about leveraging testimonials, examples of how people are benefiting from your particular set of offerings. If we become familiar with a particular person and their situation, it makes it much more real for us than simply talking in generality.”Be conversational“Avoid reading word for word from a script or slides. Instead, focus on the structure of your message and the key ideas you want to get across.”Practice by teachingLike most things in business and life, practice makes perfect. And Matt encourages practicing by teaching.“Something that I find very useful for entrepreneurs to do is when they're working on pitches, I invite them to actually think about how would they teach somebody else to pitch their business. So bringing on a co-founder or a colleague, how would you teach them to pitch the business by putting themselves in the role of teacher, it helps them see things that we don't typically see.”Listen to Matt's advice and Martin's pitch to learn new strategies and techniques to improve your own pitch.Think Fast Talk Smart podcastNo Freaking Speaking Stanford SeedStanford Graduate School of BusinessSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Circulating Ideas
209: Matt Finch and Bronwen Gamble

Circulating Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021


Steve chats with Matt Finch and Bronwen Gamble about facilitating scenario planning during a pandemic, involving all staff members in important decision-making, learning to live with uncertainty, and Bronwen’s plans (or lack thereof) for retirement. Read the transcript! Dr. Matt Finch is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, … Continue reading 209: Matt Finch and Bronwen Gamble

Scale Your Joy
17: Balancing Creativity and Business with Aleksej Aarsaether

Scale Your Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 51:26


In this episode, we're going backstage with the oh-so-creative Aleksej Aarsaether and talking all about the joys and challenges of balancing creative talents with a career in business. Aleksej is a screenwriter, theater actor and director, an excellent salesperson and trainer, and soon-to-be Oxford MBA graduate.   Just a year ago, Aleksej joined my team at The Art of Applying® as a Breakthrough Coach. Since then, he's had his own breakthrough and is now an MBA student at Oxford's Saïd Business School. He plans to use his MBA to bridge his creative and business career aspirations, and will forge a career where he will improve diversity and representation at the decision tables of streaming entertainment.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://scaleyourjoy.com/17

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black
My organic marketing secrets

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:08


I have 5 juicy marketing secrets today around how I sell, market and launch organically with magnetic energy. Enrolment for Magnetic As F*ck - Pleasure-based Business School is open now. Explore MAF here: https://jennablack.co/magneticasfuck   Connect & work with Jenna online: https://www.jennablack.co/ Connect with Jenna on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jennablack.co Join Jenna's signature wealth program Money Queen: https://www.jennablack.co/moneyqueen  If you loved this episode, I would deeply appreciate you leaving me a 5 star review or sharing it with a friend! x Jenna

Business Beyond Usual
Ross Weekly 10/4/21: UpClose, Women in Leadership Conference, and much more

Business Beyond Usual

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 20:06


Welcome back to our expansion of the Business Beyond Usual concept. Each week, our regular BBU team runs down the top happenings at Michigan Ross for the coming week and welcomes a special guest. This week, Christina and Eileen chat with guests Justin about this week's UpClose event and Vaish about the Women in Leadership Conference.Check out the BBU “Ross Weekly” today, and watch out for the next full episode of “Business Beyond Usual,” coming soon, featuring many different Voices of Ross.Have thoughts about topics we should cover or just want to get in touch? Send us an email at bbupodcast@umich.edu.---Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.Episode Producer and Host: Christina Weiberg.Guests: Justin Rufen-Blanchette and Vaish Sitarama.Executive Producers: Christina Weiberg, Eric Hopfenbeck, and Bob NeedhamCopyright 2021 - University of Michigan