Host Heath Frantzen welcomes Carl Maerz, COO of the innovative referral automation company Rocket Referrals.
What is the #1 Complaint of Business Customers?… Feeling as if businesses don’t really care about them…
Carl will talk about why database marketing is so critical to achieve success in your business, and how you can automate the process without losing your humanity.
Letting your clients know how different you are by showing your genuine concern is the first step in creating a referral process that really works.
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About Carl Maerz
Carl is a writer, educator, and dazzling thought generator. His passion is solving problems by blending fresh ideas with new technology. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the clients, molding and refining software until the technology disappears and the results shine bright.
Host Heath Frantzen picks the brain of a creative, eclectic genius, popular author and economic blogger, Charles Hugh Smith. Listen in and learn why the next 20 years in America will look nothing like what we have today as the world enters an extended era of disruption caused by the intersection of 4 mutually reinforcing cycles. These cycles will change business in America forever. Charles explains the sorts of enterprises that will prosper the most as we endure this economic upheaval.
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About Charles Hugh Smith
Charles Hugh Smith is an American writer and blogger. He is the principal writer for the site “Of Two Minds”. which began in 2005, and quickly climbed to the top of the ranks, reaching No. 7 in CNBC’s top alternative financial sites.
Mr. Smith’s commonsense social and economic commentary is featured on a number of sites including: Zerohedge.com, The American Conservative, Peak Prosperity, Business Insider, and Lew Rockwell .
Join host Heath Frantzen as he interviews Mickie Kennedy, CEO of eReleases. You’ll learn why the majority of press releases don’t work, and how you can use PR to have your business break through and stand out in this age of digital overload. Hear what works and how to avoid the common mistakes most people make.
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About Mickie Kennedy
Mickie Kennedy began e-Releases over 14 years ago after working in a PR environment that was not meeting the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses and firms. He struck out on his own to build a company that would give smaller firms access to the newswire – with a personal touch.
eReleases has grown exponentially since then and even works with big names now, but the spirit of Mickie’s original intent has not changed. eReleases delivers personal service and exceptional value to every customer, every time a release is submitted, at every price point.
In this show Heath Frantzen interviews Harry Dent on the coming demographic crash and how to blunt it’s impact.
Harry will be explaining the “demographic cliff” and its’ impact on Baby Boomer business owners, and the rest of us! Dent is the author of several bestselling business books, a popular keynote speaker and talk show guest, and author of a popular financial newsletter.
Conversations with Harry Dent are always lively, fast-moving, and entertaining, so you don’t want to miss this special episode.
Harry Dent has appeared on “Good Morning America,” PBS, CNBC and CNN/Fox News. He’s been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics and Omni. He is a regular guest on Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard.”
In his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992, he stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the unanticipated boom of the 1990s. That same year he authored two consecutive best sellers: The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor. He is the author of The Next Great Bubble Boom, The Great Depression Ahead, and The Great Crash Ahead.
He is also the author of Spending Waves: The Scientific Key To Predicting Market Behavior for the Next 20 Years, an information-packed guide for any serious business owner.
Harry’s latest book, The Demographic Cliff – How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014–2019, shows why we’re facing a “great deflation” after five years of stimulus — and what to do about it now. Get your copy here.
Harry received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and was elected to the Century Club for leadership excellence.
The Most Necessary Conversation: Are You Ready For End of Life?
The end of life is an event that WILL happen to us all, regardless of our position in society, socio-economic status, or whether or not we plan for it.
Christopher Hill, financial advisor and author, is one of the leading experts on planning for end of life. A well-thought-out end of life plan is essential to helping your loved ones cope with the aftermath of your death.
Most of us hate thinking about the inevitable and the subject of death and dying remains the last great American taboo. In this short interview, Chris Hill will show you why you MUST change your thinking about death planning, or risk leaving your family, employees, friends, and colleagues in a stressful position.
In this show, host Heath Frantzen interviews Brian Lawley, CEO and founder of the 280 Group. Brian will talk about how every business, regardless of size, can benefit from improved understanding and training in product management. He will share a formula for the optimal product process framework, which can be applied to products, services, and just about anything.
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About Brian Lawley
Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of the 280 Group. He is the author of three best-selling books, The Phenomenal Product Manager, Expert Product Management and 42 Rules of Product Management and the former President of theSilicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA). Brian is regarded as one of the top experts in the nation on issues relating to product management.
In this show host Heath Frantzen interviews communication and media expert Jess Todtfeld. Tips on how to better communicate what your business does, why it’s so unique, and why potential buyers need to pay attention.
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About Jess Todtfeld
Jess Todtfeld is one of the leading communication and media training authorities in the U.S. With more than 15 years as a media trainer and consultant, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespersons, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to become more confident, more in control, and to create more results from their speaking engagements and media appearances.
Recently, Heath spent some time with Oren Klaff, one of the most colorful characters in the business world. Klaff’s book, “Pitch Anything,” has found an audience not only with business owners and professional pitch people, but also with ordinary folks who want to become more effective at attracting attention and differentiating themselves.
In this interview, Klaff explains the method behind Pitch Anything, and how business owners who want to exit can use it to attract the ideal kind of buyer for their business.
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About Oren Klaff
As Director of Capital Markets for investment bank Intersection Capital, Oren Klaff is responsible for managing the firm’s capital raising platform which includes both direct capital raising and deal syndication.
Oren oversees business development and product development and is responsible for the firm’s flagship product, Velocity. He also sits on the investment committee at Geyser Holdings where he has been a principal since 2006.
During its growth he was responsible for, marketing, product development, and business development. In the previous five years in the securities markets, Oren has supervised and assisted in the placement of over $400 million of investor capital. Previously, Oren was a venture analyst and partner at several mid-sized investment funds. He attended the University of Delaware for Mechanical Engineering, and lives in Los Angeles, CA
Are you about to experience a big, fat “Google slap?”
Silicon Valley web designer and developer Karen Sielski says, “Yes.. unless your website is mobile friendly.”
Many business owners could see the website rankings they’ve worked so hard to achieve tank overnight. Google has decided to penalize those sites it deems unfriendly to smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. This could have a devastating effect, especially on those who sell their wares online or who rely on search to drive customers to their businesses.
Karen will also discuss the importance of creating sites that are aesthetically pleasing AND track well in search, and how to have sites that look like they cost THOUSANDS, while only spending HUNDREDS.
Karen Sielski is a leading authority on website design and online marketing for businesses ready to expand their revenue and profit. She is known for her vast knowledge of online marketing techniques coupled with creative approaches to make online campaigns more effective and increase online profits.
Karen is able to leverage her advanced computer science degree from Johns Hopkins University and long career in high tech working for companies such as Intuit and Sun Microsystems to design and implement effective websites and highly profitable online campaigns.
“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!” What You MUST Know About Obamacare.
In this show, Rick Liuag will give you a “no politics” “no baloney” view of the ACA and the effects of its’ full implementation in 2015.
Business owners DO have options when it comes to Obamacare, and Rick will tell them what they need to do to ensure that the ACA has as little impact as possible on their bottom lines.
Rick is one of the few people around who has actually studied and read every page of the ACA, so he knows what things individuals, families, seniors and business owners need to know in order to survive it.
Rick Liuag, author of “How to Build Your Own Online Insurance Agency.” and “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat,” is president of Rick Liuag Insurance Agency. He has worked with dozens of small business owners, clubs and organizations, as well as self employed professionals to help them understand and navigate the requirements of Obamacare.