Dana Neiger, Hive, Bianca Rayner, Succentrix Business Advisors, and Douglas Young, Indie Green Festival (Family Business Radio, Episode 21)
With a theme of forging their own paths, Dana Neiger of Hive, Bianca Rayner of Succentrix Business Advisors, and Douglas Young of Indie Green Festival talked with host Anthony Chen about how and why they chose to start their businesses. “Family Business Radio” is underwritten and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network.
Dana Neiger, CHRO/CoFounder, Hive Talent Acquisition Firm
HIVE Talent Acquisition firm is a certified WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business), government contractor, and minority-owned company located in Sandy Springs, GA. They deliver quality recruitment/staffing services, assisting business owners and companies of any size in retaining and training their staff, and provide HR solutions to both companies and candidates.
Hive removes the stress of HR from their clients – all while maintaining a 90% retention rate, an 85% hiring satisfaction rate, and a 53% diversity rate.
HIVE leverages AI (Artificial Intelligence) in its process to attract top-tier talent. As one of 5 staffing companies in the world to have access to the AI platforms that they use in our everyday practices, they are different from any run-of-the-mill staffing agency.
They work with all their clients to craft solid, measurable and successful hiring plans that work the first time. Their clients appreciate Hive’s ability to meet their needs by offering customizable strategies that equal long-term success and not just a “quick fill.”
Whether Hive creates DEI Strategies, updates policies and procedures (hello compliance), supports with government contracts, figures out why a team isn’t buying in or helps terminate staff, they are there for their clients.
Bianca Rayner, Senior Vice President Financial Performance Management, Succentrix Business Advisors
“Exciting” may not be the first word that comes to mind when considering your accounting needs, but the team at Succentrix Business Advisors of Gwinnett aims to change that. They view accounting differently than most – they focus on establishing effective processes to reduce cost, so their clients can realize sustainable profits. The streamlined approach to accounting, bookkeeping, and tax services help their clients become better business owners.
The founders have a combined 40+ years of senior leadership experience, influencing the future of business operations and finances for Fortune 500 companies. Their passion is to help small business owners be knowledgeable about the financial performance of their business.
As an experienced accounting firm, Succentrix Advisors of Gwinnett offers Expertise, Responsiveness, Proactive Strategic Advice, Real-Time financial results.
Douglas Young, Owner, Indie Green Festival
Douglas Young began his entrepreneurial journey in Alabama when he created the Black Heritage Extravaganza to showcase black culture and black-owned businesses in one event. His approach to business is to create events that reflect his own style and talents.
Now based in Atlanta, Douglas has started the Indie Green Festivals which have been held in Duluth, Norcross, Atlanta and East Point. He also owns Freeze Cream USA which he started six years ago and chose the unorthodox path of pitching the idea to a gas station to share space with them, and it blossomed from there.
Indie Green is now organizing the first-ever Carry Your Own Water Walk, based on the proverb ” Once you carry your own water you will learn the value of every drop.” The walk is focused on self-care awareness, community, and supporting small businesses while promoting a healthier lifestyle and environmentally friendly decisions. The Walk is scheduled for August 21st in Norcross, Georgia.
Anthony Chen, Host of “Family Business Radio”
This show is sponsored and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network. Securities and advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA), member FINRA/SIPC. RAA is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of RAA. The main office address is 575 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747. You can reach Anthony at 631-465-9090 ext 5075 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all of the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.