Episode 14: Coffee, Community and Fundraising

April 25th, 2013

New business models abound.  The line between businesses that want to do good and doing good as a business is finer than a hair from a Norwegian baby's head.  Our two guests illustrate those models clearly.  Beans and Grapes is a non profit community center that supports itself on it's coffee shop.  And running a coffee shop leaves little time for fundraising.  Thankfully there is a company that supports ITSELF by helping non profits or other groups to raise funds for itself by presenting an online platform that uses social media channels to help you facilitate, market and manage your fundraising goals.

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Episode 13: First Come, First Patented?

April 25th, 2013

Have you heard of an Italian named Antonio Meucci?  No?  Well, in 1871, he filed a patent for something he called a "teletrofono" and got it.  However in 1874 when he was supposed to renew the patent, he failed to send in the $10 fee.  Then in 1876, two years later a young man named Alexander Graham Bell filed HIS telephone patent. Meucci attempted to sue, of course, by retrieving the original sketches and plans he sent to a lab at Western Union, but these records, quite amazingly, disappeared. Where was Bell working at this time? Why, the very same Western Union lab where Meucci swore he sent his original sketches. Eventually, Meucci died penniless and faded away into obscurity. Did Bell, given his convenient position at Western Union, destroy Meucci's records and claim the telephone as his own invention? It's difficult to say. But one thing's for sure, Meucci's work went unrecognized and un-rewarded.

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Episode 12: So you think you’re covered…

April 15th, 2013

It’s not Halloween, but it is scary.  Join our chat with Mark Honschopp of Donegal Insurance to find out what gaps there may be in your Business Owner’s Insurance Policy.  Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

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Episode 11: When To Ask For Help

April 15th, 2013

Art Shriberg returns to de-mystify the process and the methods behind consulting.  It's less financial advisor than it is family doctor.  When's the best time to bring in a consultant?  When you're doing WELL!  Find out some other surprising tidbits to consider while you're mailing out invoices or re-typing your press kit or cleaning out the inventory rooms.

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Episode 10: The internet is your (business) friend.

April 2nd, 2013

This is a huge topic, with its own language and geography and it doesn’t come with any user’s manual.  To find successful ways of using the magic that is the internet, we need guides, tutors, teachers, consultants and gurus.  After recording the show with our own Paul Noia of PaulNoiaDesign.com we have gotten so much email with more questions and feedback that we’ve decided to devote more upcoming episodes on the different parts of Marketing on the Internet.  Look for upcoming experts to help demystify SEO optimization, user interface, e-commerce, m-commerce, cloud based operations and more.  So exciting…my elbows are tingling.

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Episode 9: Never make a cold call again!

April 2nd, 2013

Over the past 12 years Brennan Scanlon has been training sales people & entrepreneurs how to harness the power of word of mouth to grow their business. His mission is to teach people how to NEVER COLD CALL AGAIN by CREATING REFERRALS FOR LIFE.

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