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StoneSoup 02 — Highlights From Week Of 8/22/16

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Highlights From Last Week . . . Shared This Weekend

(Kinda like that John Oliver thing)

 

1. Atlanta Business Radio

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  • Monday 8/22: We had Charles McGimsey and Rebecca Smith with Windham Brannon on the morning show describing the advantages of Virtual Accounting services — then for the afternoon show, Will Shelnut and Jeff Wright from Gateway Classic Cars. I can’t wait to visit their showroom.  In fact, I didn’t wait — I’ve been surfing their website all weekend !

 

  • Tuesday 8/23: Digital Marketing Series Co-HostsThomas Harpointer (AIS Media) and BRX CEO Lee Kantor interviewed Dr. Jeff Semel with Atlanta Medical Institute. This is going to be a great series — Tune in 10:00 am 2nd Tuesday each month.

Catch All Atlanta Business Radio Episodes For The Week of 8/22 /16 Here.

 

2. High Velocity Radio

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So glad to have Lee Kantor back in the studio this week ! On this episode we led with Todd Barton (Renters Warehouse Atlanta), then Alicia Carr and Erica Stanley with Women Who Code.

Check out the show here.

 

3. We finalized plans for the Business Writers Mixer / Business Writers Radio Launch Party (9/1 Concourse Athletic Club Grille).  RSVP Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-writers-mixer-tickets-27059857763

 

4. As of this writing we still have 2 Full YE Scolarships available for The Beach House — and I’ll be in Pensacola early next week on a scouting trip to nail down some key on-site logistics.

As I mentioned last week . . . One of the most rewarding aspects of the Beach House Experience is exposing young entrepreneurs to highly successful people doing work that matters. (They participate in their own unique Beach House Experience, and have ample opportunity to interact with our other participants.)

 

5. One of the biggest highlights of the week for me was Thursday’s KSU Shore Entrepreneurship Center Board of Advisors meeting. Congrats Chis Hanks and team for securing a Major in Entrepreneurship !!!

BBA 2017

 

See ya in the Fast Lane . . .

 

 

StoneSoup 01– Highlights From Week Of 8/15/16

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Highlights From Last Week . . . Shared This Weekend

(Kinda like that John Oliver thing ?)

1. Atlanta Business Radio

  • Monday 8/15: Invigorating start for the week – Return guest, Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration Terri Denison was great as usual. Plus we had Executive Director for Georgia Forward, Kris Vaughn. Her enthusiasm is so contagious ! And she brought along Young Gamechangers participant Josh Stephens (Day Job – Georgia Department Of Economic Development).

Check out the show here.

 

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Catch All Atlanta Business Radio Episodes For The Week of 8/15 /16 Here.

 

2. High Velocity Radio

  • Flew “solo” on this one — Lee and Abbe were moving son Max into the Georgia State Honors Dorm — but with a little extra help from Senior Producer Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson and compelling conversations with 3 marvelous guests, I think we pulled of a strong show. MFG.com’s Chris Mitchell and Daniel Drennen with Deshazo talk about their work together, and Speaker / Author Michael Maher lays some wisdom on us from his book: (7L) The Seven Levels Of Communication.

Check out the show here.

 

3. Business Writers Mixer (9/1 Concourse Athletic Club Grille): Looks like we’re going to have a nice crowd for this event. If your schedule allows, please join us.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-writers-mixer-tickets-27059857763
4.  Showing Some MileageRyan posted a somewhat disturbing picture on twitter this week — Yikes ! When I started this work I was 6ft. 2 with perfect vision and coal black hair.

5. The Beach House: We (me and my Pensacola Business Radio partner / Foodie Life guy, Keith Hoffert) got the description / registration page up for this year’s Beach House Experience. It’s Invitation Only, but maybe you or someone you know should be invited ?

The Big Win for us this week . . . We already have four Full Scholarships available that will cover all fees for the first four Young Entrepreneurs accepted into the program. (One of the most rewarding aspects of the Beach House Experience is exposing Young Entrepreneurs to highly successful people doing work that matters. Young Entrepreneurs participate in their own unique Beach House Experience, and have ample opportunity to interact with our other participants.)

 

See ya in the Fast Lane . . .

 

 

Career Advancement Radio Returns to the Business RadioX Studio

Dr. Marilyn Carroll Reignites Her Weekly Radio Show to Serve the Dallas Community

DALLAS, TX–(Marketwired – June 07, 2016) – Business RadioX is pleased to announce the revival of Career Advancement Radio, hosted by Dr. Marilyn Carroll, now broadcasting in the Dallas Metro.

Each week Dr. Carroll spotlights organizations in business and education as well as entrepreneurs and non-profit networks. The show is sponsored by Carroll Beck, LLC, a Talent Acquisition and Consulting Company founded by Dr. Carroll. She has a Ph.D. in Business and Technology with a Leadership Specialization, and an MBA in Global Business. She teaches and lectures on the following topics: Career Strategies, Business Strategies, Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior and Development. Dr. Carroll has over 20 years’ management, coaching, and education experience.

Dr. Carroll is a resident of Dallas. She is the visionary behind several start-ups including two in Dallas, the above-mentioned Carroll Beck, LLC and Swipe for Education which recently launched a series of programs based on career management best practices for success.

“I’m excited for Marilyn to return to the Business RadioX mic,” said Stone Payton, Owner of Business RadioX. “She brings a high level of expertise to the business and entrepreneur community in Dallas, and this show will provide invaluable information for all of them.”

Listeners can hear all of Dr. Carroll’s shows at Career Advancement Radio.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

 

Business RadioX Previews Small Biz Conference

SANDY SPRINGS, GA–(Marketwired – May 19, 2016) –  Hundreds of small business leaders from across the Metro Atlanta area will descend on the Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina this Friday May 20 for the Small Business Matters 2016 Conference. Small Business Matters President Tim Fulton previewed the event with host Ryan McPherson on Atlanta Business Radio.

Fulton describes the Small Business Matters conference as an exclusive, TED-like venue for growth-minded small business operators to gain new ideas and insights that they can apply to their own strategic thinking. The conference will feature world-class speakers, facilitators and sponsors.

The conference promises to “exceed the expectations of participants,” Fulton says, “by providing an exceptional experience of growth, connecting and fun.”

Fulton tells Atlanta Business Radio he got the idea to start the Small Business Matters conference after many years as a small business coach, consultant, counselor and professor.

The conference is in its fourth year, but maintains its original objective: enhancing the lives of small business owners by dedicating a day to new ideas, reflection, collaboration and fun.

To learn more about the Small Business Matters 2016 Conference, listen to the full interview on Atlanta Business Radio.

About Atlanta Business Radio:

Each week, LIVE from the Business RadioX® studio in Sandy Springs, Ryan McPherson interviews Atlanta, Georgia’s top businessmen and businesswomen to learn what makes them the best at what they do. Podcasts are also available at Atlanta Business Radio.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

 

 

Digging Companies Out of Debt on Business RadioX

“On The Money” Features Help for Struggling Businesses

DULUTH, GA–(Marketwired – May 19, 2016) –  On the May 4, 2016 edition of “On The Money” radio, host Joe Moss looked at a topic many business owners would rather ignore: how to bail themselves out of financial trouble. Clay Westbrook, who helps companies in these very situations, discussed his experiences in business, as well as his new book Debt & Circuses.

As the owner of Ascent Strategy Group, Westbrook has helped business owners and their advisors successfully negotiate their financial issues. Using proven negotiation skills, Ascent has worked out bad business loans and debt of over $4 million.

Westbrook says the process can seem daunting, but is easy to reach a resolution.

“Usually it’s as simple as having clients understand their own financial situation,” he explained to “On The Money.”

Ascent works with businesses in all different industries and, Westbrook says, helps them to battle the same challenge: an adversary with large or unlimited resources with which to exploit a struggling corporation’s weaknesses.

To learn more about Ascent and how they help businesses to see a new financial outlook, listen to the entire interview at “On The Money” radio.

About On The Money:

On The Money focuses on topics and issues allowing small businesses to better navigate the financial services minefield, with analysis and opinions from today’s industry experts on banking and loans.On The Money introduces listeners to some of the top small business leaders in the Atlanta market. Hosted by Joe Moss and sponsored by Embassy National Bank.

On The Money airs live every Wednesday at 3:00 PM Eastern from the Gwinnett Business RadioX® studio.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

 

Cyber Security Duo Warns Midlevel Companies on Business RadioX

CEO Exclusive Radio Features Must-Listen Tips for CEOs and C-Level Execs

SANDY SPRINGS, GA–(Marketwired – May 18, 2016) –  CEO Exclusive Radio recently tackled the always timely and increasingly important topic of cybersecurity. Host Soyini Coke was joined by Mike Potts and David Cocchiara of Lancope, as they looked at ways that midmarket companies can protect themselves against cyber criminals.

Potts, who joined Lancope in 2010 as the company’s president and CEO, has more than 25 years as an executive in the technology industry. Cocchiara heads up all of Lancope’s financial and operational functions, as well as leading the company’s dynamic business development and customer success teams.

The duo told Coke they have found there are various breeds of cyber criminals ranging from cause-oriented hacker-bullies to highly-structured, financially driven cybercrime organizations. Today’s cyber thieves are looking, they say, for information that has a longer shelf life than credit card data. This new kind of theft would target things like employee emails or CEO health records that could potentially be used for blackmail.

Potts and Cocchiara say midlevel CEOs often think their companies are too small to be targeted, but the opposite is true; cyber thieves see these companies as easy targets with backdoor entrances to the larger companies with whom they do business.

Cocchiara explains midlevel companies shouldn’t wait for the wake-up call.

“It only takes seeing one of your peers on the news or reading about them in the papets so many times before, as a CEO or C-Level executive, you’re going to start asking the question ‘Are we secure?'”

They say the solution is easy for midlevel companies willing to step up their vigilance in the following areas:

– Education

– Executive participation

– Information security

– Crisis response

In December 2015, Lancope was acquired by tech giant Cisco for $452 million.

To learn more about Lancope and its strategies for keeping midlevel companies safe from cyber crime, listen to the entire interview on CEO Exclusive Radio.

About CEO Exclusive Radio:

Emerging Trends from CEOs and their most Trusted Advisors brings insights to CEOs that they need to stay current and run their businesses. Every show features an expert who serves as an advisor to CEOs while running their own business. For CEOs by CEOs. The show airs Tuesday mornings at 8AM Eastern and is hosted by Soyini Coke, the Founder and Managing Principal at Annona Enterprises. For media inquiries, to requests to appear on CEO Exclusive, contact angi@ceoexclusiveradio.com.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

Gwinnett Lawyer Helping Companies on Business RadioX

DULUTH, GA–(Marketwired – May 18, 2016) –  On May 5, 2016, Gwinnett Business Radio offered a look at the importance of Technology and Intellectual Property law to companies large and small. JoAnn “Jo” Holmes, the founder of HOLMES@LAW offered her insights from nearly 17 years of working in the industry.

After earning degrees from Stanford University and the Emory School of Law, Holmes began her career at the prestigious Atlanta law firm Troutman Sanders. There, she represented a diverse group of clients, including Chick-fil-A, Microsoft and Walmart. During this time, she oversaw IP portfolios in more than 130 different countries.

Holmes told Gwinnett Business Radio her message to companies large and small is simple.

“My job is to be your advisor and bring the judgement of 17 years of practice,” she said, adding she also helps clients to “navigate around risks before they happen.”

Holmes started her own firm — HOLMES@LAW, LLC — in the Lawrenceville area, billing herself as “Your Business Ally.”

For more information about HOLMES@LAW and the Technology and IP law sector, listen to the full interview on Gwinnett Business Radio.

About Gwinnett Business Radio:

Each week, from the Subaru of Gwinnett Business RadioX® studio, Mike Sammond interviews the area’s top business leaders to learn what makes them the best at what they do.

Gwinnett Business Radio is presented by Regus, the home of the Subaru of Gwinnett studio in Duluth, GA.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

Business RadioX Launches New Roswell Infiniti Studio

Newest Affiliate to Spotlight Businesses in the N. Fulton Area

ALPHARETTA, GA–(Marketwired – May 05, 2016) – Industry leader Business RadioX announced Thursday the addition of the Roswell Infiniti Studio serving North Fulton County. Based in Alpharetta, North Fulton Business RadioX will launch on Tuesday May 10.

“We are extremely excited to serve the business community of North Fulton and offer a voice to all the businesses located here to talk about the great work they are doing,” said Mike Sammond, owner/operator of the Roswell Infiniti Studio.

“[Roswell Infiniti’s] support allowed us to open this new studio,” Sammond said of his partnership with one of the most respected and successful auto dealerships in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

To learn more about the Business RadioX studio in North Fulton, visit North Fulton BusinessRadio.

To learn more about Roswell Infiniti, visit RoswellInfiniti.com.

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

North Fulton Business Radio is presented by North Point Executive Suites, the home of the Business RadioX studio in Alpharetta.

About Roswell Infiniti:

As one of the nation’s original Infiniti dealers, Roswell Infiniti makes it their goal is to exceed customer expectations. Their satisfied customers, many of them repeat customers, come from all over Georgia and the Southeast because buying or leasing a new Infiniti at Roswell Infiniti is both a pleasant and rewarding experience.

 

On the Money Radio Tackles Cloud Security on Gwinnett Business RadioX

DULUTH, GA–(Marketwired – April 29, 2016) – On the Money Radio dedicated this episode to a topic of growing interest to businesses small and large — cloud security. Host Joe Moss welcomed Olivia Rose Jenkins from QloudSecure to lend her expertise on this hot topic.

Jenkins founded QloudSecure earlier this year to address the concerns of law firms about exposure to the risks of data breaches, leakage, theft and subsequent liabilities. They have established themselves as a technology consulting services company that offers law firms the strategy, guidance and support they need to migrate to, and successfully operate on, a centralized cloud computing infrastructure. This type of infrastructure offers a turn-key solution for law firms’ explicit needs.

“Don’t trust!” Jenkins shared with On the Money listeners. “Data is a very expensive commodity… Guard it!”

QloudSecure has a proprietary six step process called QloudPrint, which helps businesses close gaps for good. It includes:

1) Discovering risk

2) Assessing the potential business impact

3) Designing a plan to close the gaps

4) Deploying security controls, as well as providing policies and procedures

5) Educating employees on best security practices to reduce potential issues going forward

6) Managing the service for businesses that do not have access to a good IT resource

Everything is customized to a business’ specific environment and tailored towards small to medium law firms.

To learn more QloudSecure, listen to the entire interview at On the Money Radio.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com.

About On The Money:

On The Money focuses on topics and issues allowing small businesses to better navigate the financial services minefield, with analysis and opinions from today’s industry experts on banking and loans.On The Money introduces listeners to some of the top small business leaders in the Atlanta market. Hosted by Joe Moss and sponsored by Embassy National Bank,

On The Money airs live every Wednesday at 3:00 PM Eastern from the Gwinnett Business RadioX® studio.

 

Gwinnett Business RadioX Shines a Spotlight on City of Loganville

City Promotes Itself as “Where People Matter”

DULUTH, GA–(Marketwired – April 29, 2016) – As part of its ongoing effort to recognize the thriving communities that comprise Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Business Radio welcomed Loganville Mayor Dan Curry.

Curry, a retired church administrator from Centerville, moved to Loganville with his wife in 2004. The life-long Gwinnett County resident ran for and was elected mayor in 2013.

“People is what makes Loganville great,” Mayor Curry told Gwinnett Business Radio host Mike Sammond.

Indeed, the city of Loganville has adopted the slogan “Where People Matter,” a constant reminder of the values and principles that make the community great. Loganville, which is located within both Gwinnett and Walton Counties, is a unique blend of hometown feel mixed with modern conveniences. Its central location between Atlanta and Athens places it minutes from major universities and technical colleges including the University of Georgia, Gwinnett Technical College and Athens Technical College.

To learn more about the city of Loganville, listen to the entire interview on Gwinnett Business Radio.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: http://businessradiox.com

About Gwinnett Business Radio:

Each week, from the Subaru of Gwinnett Business RadioX® studio, Mike Sammond interviews the area’s top business leaders to learn what makes them the best at what they do. Gwinnett Business Radio is presented by Regus, the home of the Subaru of Gwinnett studio in Duluth, GA.