Conversations With a Genius- Fun Small Business Talk

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May 29, 2015

Today's guest is Scott McKain, an internationally known authority who helps organizations create distinction in every phase of business and teaches how to deliver an “Ultimate Customer Experience®, not to mention is the author of three business bestsellers, teaching how to expand profits, increase sales, and engage customers.

Scott has been honored with induction into the “Professional Speakers Hall of Fame and has presented his business strategies on platforms in all fifty states and seventeen countries…including the White House with the President in attendance. 

In today's conversation we discuss: 

How to give your customers an experience not just a service
How too many options can be hurting your business
Why you shouldn't spend time on your competitors

May 27, 2015

Today's guest is Sohail Khan, the founder of The Joint Venture Group. Sohail has had over 15 years of sales, joint venture marketing and business experience.

Having previously built a multi-million dollar internet training business which he started with just $1,000 in 2000, he then sold a majority stake to a $150M IT company in 2006.

In 2009 Sohail set himself a challenge to make $1 Million within 12 months using nothing but just his joint venture marketing expertise and managed to close a $1.5 Million joint venture in just 30 days!

In 2011 Sohail launched ‘’ to train individuals worldwide to operate their own 6 and 7 Figure Joint Venture Brokerage also giving business owners access to a specialist professional support network to help them create ‘high-level and low-cost’ joint ventures to double or even triple their sales and profits!

In today's Conversation we discuss:

Opportunities you never knew about in Joint Ventures
What you need to know about structuring a Joint Venture
What a Joint Venture REALLY is all about

May 25, 2015

Today's guest,Tom Schwab, knows how to build an online business with an Inbound Strategy. He led the growth of Goodbye Crutches, a Direct to Patient Private Pay eCommerce Business, from a regional player to a national leader in under 3 years. Tom is the Leader of the eCommerce HubSpot User Group, has been published in the leading industry blogs and has been a featured guest on TV, radio, webinars, podcasts.

In today's Conversation we discuss:

How to identify your ideal customer
Who the only experts in your company are that matter
Why your online business is crucial to your sales

May 22, 2015

Today's guest, Dawn Fotopulos has appeared on MSNBC, is a featured author for the Kaufmann Foundation, a panel moderator NY Times, and has contributed to and and helps thousands of small businesses thrive. Her continuous goal is to empower small struggling solopreneurs to meet their full potential.

Dawn understands that small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy and the engine of innovation. But they take a lot of skill and experience to run successfully.

In today's Conversation we discuss: 

Why you want your closing rate to be under 20%
How small business owners are playing a game and why they don’t need to keep score!
The 3 documents you need to understand to run a business

May 20, 2015

Today’s Guest is Mikki Williams, Chosen as one of the best speakers in the country by Meetings and Convention Magazine along with Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani, Zig Ziglar and Jay Leno, Mikki Williams is an experience. Inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism, fewer than 1% of all professional speakers hold including Ronald Reagan, Norman Vincent Peale...Mikki is a speaker, trainer, consultant, coach, author, radio and TV personality and entrepreneur extraordinaire.

In today's conversation we discuss: 

How story telling can improve your sales
The best way to become the business you want to be
How to promote YOU

May 18, 2015

Today's guest is Brian Onorio, the President & CEO of O3, a digital marketing agency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since starting O3 in 2007, Brian has grown the company and its service offerings from a technical solutions delivery company to a full service digital marketing firm. He brings 15 years of industry experience to the service of his firm's clients. Under his direction, O3 has been the recipient of 9 national design awards and continues to build a portfolio of success for his clients.

In today's conversation we discuss:

The key component to good SEO
How to become the thought leader in your market
Brian's secret to setting yourself up for success

May 15, 2015

Today's guest is Noah Fleming, a thought leader in strategic marketing and customer loyalty, Noah helps clients dramatically and rapidly increase sales, multiply profits, and maximize customer value. He’s an expert blogger for Fast Company Magazine, and a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Section. Noah has been routinely quoted and mentioned in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, Reuters, and more.

In today's conversation we discuss:

Noah's secrets to getting more customer referrals
What is the most valuable information is on your customers
The most overlooked avenue for effective marketing

May 13, 2015

Matthew Pollard is a serial entrepreneur, published author, international speaker, coach and consultant. Matthew has been characterized as a true differentiation, niche marketing, and sales systemization powerhouse. He now offers online sales, niche marketing and business seminars through and He is also a founding member of soon to be launch and, the world’s first independent and unbiased seminar review website.

May 11, 2015

Abbie Unger is a wife, mama, speaker, entrepreneur, career coach, writer, and Facebook group expert. As a former flight attendant with her head still in the clouds and feet reluctantly planted on the ground, she now owns Flight Attendant Career Connection and is passionate about helping others create the life of their dreams. Abbie lives on Edisto Beach with her husband, Jason and their two children, Ty and Emily Grace. Her Amazon bestseller, Make Money with Facebook Groups, is helping entrepreneurs look at social media marketing and connect with customers in a new way. She has been quoted in the Huffington post,, and Yahoo Travel. You can learn more about Abbie and keep up with her adventures at

May 8, 2015

Defender of truth, justice and effective business practices.

Jason has special business and marketing powers. His mission: to save the galaxy, one business at a time.

Sixteen year ago, Jason heard cries of distress coming from beleaguered businesses and he decided to take action. He founded a successful digital agency, and over the span of 12 years as CEO championed in the digital advertising arena for clients such as Aflac, Lotus Cars, Hitachi, AT&T, Coke and Legal Zoom. A friend and protector to all, Jason sold his agency in 2011 for 7 figures and used my powers to author a book and develop a smartphone nutrition app. Today, he continues to use my powers for good by creating proprietary business tools, client coaching, and blog writing and podcasting. He ward off evil-doers and helps business owners achieve their goals.

Operating out of his office of solitude in Atlanta, Georgia, Jason makes the most of my in-the-trenches experience and today’s cutting edge business strategies to help innocent businesses defend themselves against villainous competition.

Fun fact: Jason plays as hard as I work. He’s an avid off-roader, race car driver, IronMan competitor and has been known to crash a remote-control plane now and again.

May 6, 2015

Today's guest is Justin Gilchrist, the UK based cofounder of Centurica, a company that provides due diligence and website assessments to people who buy web based businesses. He has a background of buying, operating and selling internet businesses, and specializes in SaaS and Ecommerce.
He's also the author of Digitally Wed. The complete handbook to help you get to grips with buying an online business.

On todays conversation we cover:

  • What buying an online business has to do about the way you run yours
  • Understanding how your online presence measures up to your competitors
  • How to know how effective your website really is
May 4, 2015

Today's guest is Chris Hogan might have been the most unlikely person to wind up working as a financial speaker. Why? Years ago, Chris was an All-American college football player who pushed future NFL players all over the field—far removed from the world of helping others find Financial Peace.
While vice president of a well-respected company, helping clients manage all phases of their businesses, he realized how so many families, marriages and children were being affected by money issues. That’s when he met Dave Ramsey, and his career found a new direction. Today, he helps spread Dave’s message of financial hope to audiences everywhere. 


In today's conversation Chris discusses:

  • How to be the leader your business needs
  • Building the right culture for success
  • The most effective method for encouraging your team to excel
May 1, 2015

Today's guest is Zac Johnson, an entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of experience in the online marketing space. Zac's sites include, and his latest focus, which is a private community and online training course to help anyone build or grow their blog, brand and business to a whole new level.


On today's conversation Zac discusses:

  • Affiliate marketing and how can you implement it in your business
  • How he made his millions with affiliate marketing
  • What he's doing to help others do the same