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Conversations With a Genius- Fun Small Business Talk

Conversations With a Genius was created for Entrepreneurs!! We help small business owners become not so small business owners and we do it by chatting with Genius business rockstars and squeezing every drop of genius out of them all for your listening pleasure.
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Feb 14, 2019

Today, Mike and Nathalie discuss the pros and cons of hiring employees vs. contractors. With the different legal aspects that come with both choices, it's important to evaluate things carefully when deciding which is best for your company. Mike & Nathalie provide some important things to consider when deciding which approach to take when hiring in today's episode.

Nov 2, 2016

Are you making enough money in your cleaning business?

How do you get the cleaning business profit you need to grow your business and feed your family.

Today Mike coaches Kenneth Henry from Ready Maids on how to get his Cleaning business profit high enough to put money back into his business to build it.

Dec 28, 2015

 

Today’s genius is Belinda Coker. Belinda is, an accomplished designer, manufacturer and international marketer, assists entrepreneurs and start-ups and everybody in between, negotiate the intricacies of manufacturing in China and Taiwan.

 

In 2004, Belinda founded Envirosax, a world leading and iconic designer reusable bag company after “an idea”. With her tenacious entrepreneurial spirit, Belinda grew her start-up to a multinational enterprise in less than four years and expanded into over 60 countries worldwide, with operational centres in Asia, Europe and America.


Today Belinda shares her valuable experience and knowledge in International Production and Overseas Distribution Markets, with Bellouco Consulting

Dec 21, 2015

Today’s genius is Lee Caraher. Lee started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to provide the best service in the business. Previously EVP at Weber Shandwick, president and founder of Red Whistle, and VP of SEGA, Caraher has managed multiple offices and hundreds of people of all ages, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. She serves on the boards of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral. She is a member of Entrepreneurs Only. Caraher holds a BA in medieval history from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. She lives with her husband and two sons on the San Francisco Peninsula.… you can connect with lee at double-forte.com

Dec 14, 2015

Today’s genius is Harneet Bhalla. Harneet is a digital marketing consultant, a coach & speaker. He is an authority who helps people in achieving their dream of making money online by helping them establish & scale their online businesses through coaching and consultation. He has added value in the life of thousands in a ton of events across the nation. He is a firm believer that with 100% passion, anything is possible. And with this believe he has achieved his dreams and now helps others to achieve theirs.

Nov 16, 2015

Chief Marketing Sumo for InspireBeats, Alex Berman. Alex is responsible for generating over $12 million dollars in B2B leads this year. He and the team at InspireBeats have sent over 1 million cold emails to funded startups and software as a service companies in the last two years, and he's here to show how you can do the same in your business.

Nov 10, 2015

Today’s genius is Pamela Herrmann. Pamela is a best selling author, host of the podcast 'Customers For Life' and national speaker on the subject of creating uncommonly awesome connections with your customers. With nearly 30 years in consumer products industry she is an expert at creating buzz using offline and online strategies that reverses the hemorrhaging of money and increases profits with low-cost strategy. You can connect with Pamela at theparagoneffect.com.

Oct 27, 2015

Mario Moved to Ecuador when he was 27 years old. After about 7 months he was running out of money and decided to go to the United States and the cheapest ticket from Ecuador to the US is a flight to Miami. He arrived at the Miami Airport with nothing but his backpack, 500 bucks to his name and a dream of making it big in the United States. After a couple of weeks of watching movies on his laptop he decided to make better use of his time and Googled: ‘How to make money online’! Mario published his first report on the Warrior forum and made his first real money online, generating $2,000 within 7 days and from that moment on he was hooked. Since then he’s moved on to making high 5 figures now every month

Oct 20, 2015

Kim Walsh-Phillips, @KWalshPhillips, is the award-winning Speaker, Author, Podcaster and CEO of Elite Digital Group, a direct-response social media agency. Kim has brought in over a billion dollars through her clients with her laser focus on increasing their revenue through direct-response marketing. She is author of "No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing," with Dan Kennedy. Kim also leads the top-ranked podcast, "Facebook Sales Strategies," on Itunes. She resides with her very tall husband who is often asked to get things down from the ridiculously tall cabinets in their house and their two glitter and all things pink obsessed daughters Bella and Katie just outside of NYC.

Oct 15, 2015

Today’s genius is Mark Dannenberg. Mark spent 26 years as a senior executive with ADP, leading teams of as many as 2,500 people. He started trading as a hobby with the ultimate goal of having the ability to live wherever he chose and travel as often has he wanted to while still earning an excellent income. He retired from ADP and started trading full time. He founded Options Money Maker in 2009 to help other people learn how to trade options and how to earn an income while maintaining lifestyle freedom.  Today he and his wife Lily live in beautiful northern California with a view of the ocean while he works with people from all over the world who are learning the Art of Trading. You can connect with Mark at www.optionsmoneymaker.com.

Oct 13, 2015

Today’s genius is Loren Brill. Loren is the founder & CEO of Sweet Loren's, an award-winning all natural cookie and cookie dough company. Loren overcame cancer at a young age, which was the ultimate impetus for creating recipes that were based on wholesome and real ingredients with the goal of changing the sweets and snacks industry into one with better-taste and better-for-you ingredients. Loren has appeared on NBC's Today Show, a Microsoft's Small Business Ad, and was was voted Top Entrepreneur by Marie Claire and one of 15 Hottest Rising Female Stars of 2015 by Women's Business Journal. you can connect with Loren at sweetlorens.com.

Oct 8, 2015

Today’s genius is Christopher Gimmer. Christopher is the co-founder of Snappa.io - A SaaS app that helps digital marketers create highly engaging images in minutes. He's also the co-founder of BootstrapBay.com, a marketplace for premium Bootstrap themes & templates. You can connect with Christopher at bootstrapbay.com.

Oct 6, 2015

Today’s genius is Andrew Lock. Andrew is a British chap who's one of the world’s leading experts in unconventional marketing. He’s the author of 6 best-selling business books, a popular keynote speaker, and last but not least, since 2008 he’s produced and presented the very popular video podcast and WebTV show for entrepreneurs called “Help My Business!” which is currently #1 on iTunes. You can connect with Andrew at helpmybusiness.com.

Oct 1, 2015

Today’s genius is Shari Alexander. Shari is a persuasiveness coach known for bringing the "dark arts" of influence into the light. She has built her career as a speaker, writer, trainer and coach by revealing powerful secrets behind conversational influence. She has personally learned the best persuasive triggers and techniques from master influencers, including CIA field agents, hostage negotiators, con-artists, interrogators, trial attorneys, mentalists, undercover law enforcement, and even pick-up artists. Her mission is to put these powerful skills in the hands of entrepreneurs and leaders so that they can effectively be a positive influence in their businesses and lives. You can connect with Shari at www.shari-alexander.com.

Sep 29, 2015

Today’s genius is John Warrillow. John is the founder of The Value Builder System and the author Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You and The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry. Prior to starting The Value Builder System, John started and exited four companies, including a quantitative market research business that was acquired by The Corporate Executive Board in 2008. John has been recognized by B2B Marketing as one of the top 10 business-to-business marketers in the United States. You can connect with John at valuebuildersystem.com.

Sep 24, 2015

Today’s genius is J Massey. J is a full-time real estate investor, entrepreneur, podcast host, author, speaker, coach and all-around problem solver. Prior to real estate investing, J was a licensed representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers, worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the California Dept of Insurance, and is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. You can connect with J at cashflowdiary.com/freebook or text the word book to 72,000.

Sep 22, 2015

Today’s genius is Mark J. Kohler. Mark is an Attorney, CPA, National speaker, Radio Show host, and Best selling Author. His newest book was released just this year titled; “The Tax and Legal Playbook”, published by Entrepreneur. His weekly radio show “The Refresh Your Wealth Show” brings tax and legal planning alive. Mark also publishes a weekly E-newsletter, is a regular contributor and Blogger for Entrepreneur.com and his articles are regularly featured on Yahoo Finance, Reuters Business & MSNBC. Mark is also a senior partner with the law firm Kyler Kohler Ostermiller & Sorenson, LLP¸ helping small business owners around the country with tax, business and estate planning. You can connect with Mark at markjkohler.com.

 

Sep 17, 2015

Today’s genius is Ismael Wrixen. Ismael is the CEO and co-owner of FE International. Ismael has overseen the sale of over $20M in online businesses and has owned and sold several successful online ventures. Ismael’s previous background was in large-cap M&A investment banking where he executed several high profile deals, namely in the Technology sector. You can connect with Ismael at FEinternational.com.

Sep 15, 2015

Today’s genius is Michael Carbone. Michael is a fellow podcaster and hosts the 'Unleash Yourself' podcast which can be found on iTunes. He's a lifestyle entrepreneur who helps small business owners increase leads, traffic, and sales by teaching them how to harness the power behind hosting their own live webinars. He also completed what is known as the hardest day in all of sports: the Ironman triathlon. You can connect with Michael at michaelcarbone.ca.

 

Sep 10, 2015

Today’s genius is Kavit Haria. Kavit started his first online business in 2005 selling marketing education to musicians. After mistake after mistake, failure after failure, he finally learned to build a thriving online business using intricate and automated sales and marketing funnels that built an email list of over 100,000 musicians and generated over a million dollars in sales per year.  His flagship program, Automated Business System, helps new online business owners take their idea from inception to launch with his team building your entire business for you. You can connect with Kavit at www.insiderinternetsuccess.com.

Sep 8, 2015

Today’s genius is Cole Hatter. Cole is an entrepreneur, investor, author and award-winning speaker. He invests in real estate, start-ups, and several funds exceeding $100 million. Cole is the founder of Thrive: Make Money Matter, an annual conference designed to teach entrepreneurs how to dominate in business and in life, while making the world a better place. Cole is a husband, father and philanthropist that strives to give back. Coles' greatest passion is working to encourage, educate and empower people to live their lives in a way that makes a measurable difference in the world. You can connect with Cole at www.ThriveLasVegas.com.

Sep 3, 2015

Today’s genius is Chris Cooper. Seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, Lifestyle & Procrastination Expert Chris is one of the most dynamic, engaging and accomplished authors, coaches, trainers and speakers in America. He attracts passion seekers, career changers and everyone in between and helps them to push the limits, execute their passion and get stuff done so they can achieve their dreams! You can connect with Chris at www.chriscooperlive.com and @cjcoop.

 

Sep 1, 2015

Today’s genius is Dave Schneider. In 2012 Dave quit his corporate job to travel the world with his girlfriend. Together, they visited over 40 countries across Asia, Europe, and Australia, and have been earning a living entirely online. Currently, Dave is the cofounder of NinjaOutreach, an innovative new Blogger Outreach software for marketers. You can also find him on Twitter @ninjaoutreach or dave@ninjaoutreach.com.

Aug 27, 2015

Today’s genius is Jesse Moskel. Jesse got caught selling ecstasy and was buried alive with a prison sentence of nearly three decades in a third world country. Using the powers of positive thinking and a determination harder than the steel bars that held him in, he turned his life around, and "escaped" after just 5 years by walking out the front door. Now he makes a very comfortable living as a direct response copywriter and motivational speaker. Today he's here to share exactly how he transformed his life from negative to the extremely positive. You can connect with Jesse at www.moskel.com.

Aug 25, 2015

Today’s genius is Scott Beebe. Scott’s big, hairy, audacious goal is to help small business owners and organizational leaders uncover the things they cannot see, and to build actionable strategies that allow themselves and their team to live out their narrow brilliance, and ultimately their business with purpose. Scott and his wife Ashley planted two Churches, pastored one of them, and have been working in rural Nigeria since 2005 building a platform for sustainable partnership with Nigerians through a variety of sectors including business, finance, and agriculture. Scott is also the host of The Business On Purpose podcast; a weekly podcast where Scott interviews small business owners to get their insight as to how they are living out their business on purpose. You can connect with Scott at mybusinessonpurpose.com.

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