October 18, 2019
LabDoor Testing | Neil Thanedar is the CEO of LabDoor. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010. Worked as Executive Director of The Detroit Partnership. Co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, an FDA-registered product safety laboratory. Named by CNNMoney as one its top ‘Generation Next’ Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2011. Won the Startup America Super Bowl Pitch Contest in 2012. Currently CEO & Founder at LabDoor, a digital health startup that uses science to tell you what’s really in consumer products.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Neil Thanedar Interview. ***
October 17, 2019
How I Built This Business Podcast | Austin Peek is the host of How I Built This Business, a podcast that gives actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, and Small Business Owner. He is also the Principal of RiverStone RECAP, a commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firm in Jacksonville, Florida. The company utilizes commercial real estate lenders which include: Life Insurance companies, CMBS lenders, GSEs, Banks, Cooperatives, and Credit Unions. At RiverStone RECAP, Austin manages the origination, underwriting, and placement of mortgages. Prior to this company, he was responsible for originating commercial real estate loans at Capital Advisors. He also previously worked at Corinthian Real Estate where he assisted in financial underwriting, market research, and investment packaging.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Austin Peek Interview. ***
October 16, 2019
StaffSource | John Sharpe is CEO of StaffSource. He has over 15 years of recruiting, financial and executive level management experience for both Fortune and mid-sized organizations. He has been recognized as the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and have led an amazing team of people to acknowledgments such as "Best Staffing Firm" and "Best Place to Work." Additionally, StaffSource recently earned the prestigious INC 5000 award for the 5th consecutive year, one that is owed to their hard-working and dedicated employees.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: John Sharpe Interview. ***
October 15, 2019
Grayton Beer Co. | Jamey Price is the Founder of Grayton Beer. He hails from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Accounting degree. After graduation (and a stellar baseball career at Ole Miss), Mr. Price and his wife moved to Florida in 2005 to work for a software company. Searching for an opportunity to put roots in the community, Price wrote a 48-page business plan, and Grayton Beer Company was born.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jamey Price Interview. ***
October 14, 2019
Alligatortek | Sid Bala is an experienced software solutions industry executive with a proven record of helping businesses grow through the application of technology. In over 20 years at Alligatortek, Sid has built a thriving organization with a team-first, innovative culture. He oversees the business development, identifies opportunities for growth and better customer service, and drives the Gator culture rooted in teamwork, focus, and determination.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Sid Bala Interview. ***
October 11, 2019
Jamie Birch is an affiliate manager and the founder and CEO of JEBCommerce. He started in the online marketing arena in 1999, working as a search engine guru for a dot-com in the resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Jamie worked his way up to managing a multi-million dollar affiliate program and search campaigns for Coldwater Creek, a top-five national women's apparel retailer, growing the affiliate channel from several thousand dollars a month to $35 million a year.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jamie Birch Interview. ***
October 10, 2019
Abunden Framework | Karl Maier has more than three decades of experience growing companies. He has been part of three management teams that grew companies 5X or more in three years. He has developed the Abunden Framework, to not only help companies grow, but also to help the owners, employees, customers, suppliers and families that are touched by these businesses. Karl is now using his 30+ years of experience in transforming and growing companies. The benefits of his Abunden Framework include improving productivity (up to 20%), reducing turnover (up to 50%), and improving the hiring success rate dramatically.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Karl Maier Interview. ***
October 9, 2019
Breathe Right Nasal Strips | Dr. Dan Cohen is the former Chairman of CNS, Incorporated. Dr. Cohen was the driving force behind the meteoric rise of Breathe Right nasal strips, acquiring the rights to manufacture and sell the product for the medical equipment company he founded in 1982. In 2006, GlaxoSmithKline acquired CNS, including its Breathe Right nasal strips and FiberChoice chewable fiber supplement products, for $566 million. Dr. Cohen has a BS from Penn State University and received his MD from Temple Medical School with high distinction. His training is in neurology at the University of Minnesota and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Doctor Cohen also authored the books, Addicted To My Ego and Co-Authored Claim Your Basic Rights.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Dan Cohen Interview. ***
October 8, 2019
Habits at Work | Andrew Sykes founded the Behavioral Research Applied Technology Laboratory (BRATLAB) to uncover which habits create health, happiness, security and performance for people, and his employer-focused consulting team, Habits at Work, literally puts habit creation to work to create high-performance organizations. Andrew is a passionate advocate for the power of habits to create thriving, high-performance employees and companies. Born and raised in South Africa, he lived and worked on five different continents over the course of his career. He is adamant about helping companies flourish through the success of their people, rather than at their expense, and he is eager to share his ideas with others.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Andrew Sykes Interview. ***
October 7, 2019
Agora NW Refreshments | Andrew Didier is the Founding Partner of Agora NW. The company is located in Tukwila, WA (right outside of Seattle). Agora sells bottle-less water systems for institutional break rooms. It also sells coffee and tea, services its machines and accessories, and strives to go over the top with customer service. The Agora team works with each of their customers to create a flexible program that matches client’s needs and budget with the best overall solution. They move companies to an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottles, while at the same time impacting their bottom line.
*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Andrew Didier Interview. ***