Spotlight Interview: Dave Mattson

Dave Mattson - Sandler Systems, Inc

Dave talks about innovation, learning from customers, and success in sales.

See The Full Interview

Spotlight Interview: David Allen

David Allen - Getting Things Done

David talks about GTD and how it can help you, your business, and your success.

See The Full Interview

Spotlight Interview: Gordon Logan

Gordon Logan - Sport Clips

Gordon talks about Sport Clips and the success of the franchise model he built.

See The Full Interview

Jan3

Andrew Way

Andrew Way, 37, has been a real estate professional for the past decade. He spent years designing housing programs in the St. Louis area that helped create jobs and stabilize communities that have been heavily affected by the downward economy. Way is now leveraging his extensive knowledge and expertise in the housing industry to open a Pillar To Post franchise – North America’s leading home inspection company – servicing the greater St. Louis area. Prior to his career in real estate, Way served four years in the U.S. Navy. Today, he hopes to combine his military experience and industry know-how with his passion for helping others as he opens Pillar To Post in his community.

MO: What influenced your decision to invest in Pillar To Post? What was most attractive about this franchise model in particular?

See More...

Jan3

Francis Costello
Francis Costello
StockTwits
COO

Francis Costello is the chief operating officer of StockTwits. With more than 15 years experience managing and scaling emerging businesses, Costello brings a unique mix of digital media and technology expertise that span various stages of company development and functional areas.

With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is the only social media platform for the investor community to share real-time information and ideas, discover relevant content, and connect with a global network of financial influencers. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors where users can customize information and network based on interests and investments, and tap into instant financial news and reactions to market trends. StockTwits was named “One of the Best Websites, 2010″ by Time Magazine, and was listed as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web” by Fast Company.

MO: What’s the best part about working for StockTwits?

See More...

Jan2

Harris Schanhat
Harris Schanhaut

Harris Schanhaut, CME has been managing conferences, meetings and events for over twenty years in diverse industries including automotive, medical, travel, technology, financial, pharmaceutical, wellness and manufacturing.

Harris has been published numerous times in trade publications and been a speaker at industry events since 2003. Schanhaut was also a co-chair on Meeting Professionals International’s Greater New York Chapter within the Strategic Partnership Committee which was named Committee of the Year, on the Board of Directors of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association until July 2009 where he received the President’s Award for service.

MO: What are the most common issues your clients encounter when it comes to planning events?

See More...

Jan2

Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss
MultiVision Digital Productions
President

Done right, video converts! From lead generation, to pipeline development to differentiating yourself during the sales process, online video marketing can provide your business with a strategic marketing edge. And taking advantage of video in your lead generation and sales efforts has never been easier and does not have to be expensive.

A marketing video converts at a higher rate than other marketing tools because a video posted on a company’s website, delivers a more engaging and personal message. With 60% of business executives stating they would rather watch a video than read text (Forbes Insight Study, Dec 2010) online video’s ability to captivate potential clients – turning them in to qualified leads and paying customers – is second to none.

See More...

Jan1

mo

Our friends at Big Fish Presentations recently shared an interesting clip… a behind the scenes look from an interns perspective. It’s a short clip and well worth the time. It’s bound to put a smile on your face.


See More...

Dec30

Moxie International LLC
Grace Hatton
Moxie International LLC
Founder

Grace Hatton is nineteen and has started two companies. Wow! Moxie International LLC published Miss Moxie magazine. Since its formation in 2010 they have had a year of online success and in July 2011 they launched the full length digital issue. Readership for Miss Moxie magazine has grown to over 5,000 young women which for a small magazine is impressive. They have established multiple strategic alliances with other women’s organizations that are helping to grow our readership.

Grace Hatton Books has recently completed a new young adult fantasy, supernatural series that will be pitched to publishers soon. Did we mention that Grace runs both of these companies while working on her double-major in college?

MO: Grace, tell us about your interest in writing and how this passion turned into two businesses at such a young age.

See More...

Dec30

Shmuel Hoffman
Shmuel Hoffman
Hoffman Prodcutions
CEO & Head of Video Department

Shmuel Hoffman creates videos that stand out and give his clients a branding advantage over their competition. His clients include larger nonprofits, businesses, bands, books, production companies and ad agencies. He produces every part of the video-making process, from concept and preproduction, to filming, direction, editing, graphics and color-grading.

Hoffman Productions is a video & media production company operating in New York, Jerusalem and Berlin. They specialize in viral online and advertising videos produced with an artistic and creative heart and eye.

MO: Where did your love of video and film come from? What were your early influences?

See More...

Dec29

David Nilssen
David Nilssen
Guidant Financial
Co-Founder

Franchisees Funding Businesses Debt Free

Investors may have more financing options available for buying a franchise than they realize. More than $16.4 trillion is held in retirement plans nationwide, according to the Investment Company Institute’s latest research. This is 55 percent higher than five years ago. Franchising also experienced monumental growth during this time period. In 2006, many franchisors and franchise consulting firms achieved record levels as interest in entrepreneurship continued to rise. The growth within both retirement assets and franchising may not be a coincidence.

Trend watchers speculate that the baby boomer generation is leaning increasingly toward self-employment. Nearing the age of retirement, many realize they’re not adequately prepared to live comfortably in their golden years. Since 1999, surveys conducted by the AARP have regularly shown that as many as 80 percent of baby boomers wish to work during their retirement years.

See More...

Dec29

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
Vayner Media
Founder

If you’re not familiar with Gary Vaynerchuk, you’re missing out on one of the most energetic, enthusiastic, and memorable personalities on the Internet. Gary, made famous by his WineLibrary TV, is not only a wine expert but also a social media and Internet enthusiast. He knows what it takes to take a small business and make it a success.

I’ve read Gary’s energetic and inspiring books, and have had the opportunity to speak with him in the past. I just recently caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to since the release of his book, The Thank You Economy.

Mike: Almost every business starts out as a small business, and anyone that wants to know your background can read and be totally energized by your book, Crush It! but can you kind of give a little bit of background on how you got your start and what you were able to do for your family business?

See More...

Dec28

Jolie Glassman
Jolie Glassman
South Florida Boxing
Owner & CEO

Jolie Glassman has been the owner of South Florida Boxing, Miami Beach’s oldest gym, since 1997 and has been a part of the education industry for over 22 years. Jolie started as a math and English teacher in schools, prisons and lock-down facilities. Her love for health and fitness began at an early age when she began instructing fitness classes. She didn’t stop there. In 1997, Jolie and her x-husband created South Florida Boxing – A Real Gym For Real People. Jolie always says “there are people who say they belong to a gym and then there are people who really go and workout. The people who really go and workout come here to South Florida Boxing where they get insane, intense training and get super strong and fit.”

South Florida Boxing (SFB), located in the heart of South Beach, is the oldest standing gym in Miami Beach (over 14 years). SFB is an all-inclusive gym offering over 55 classes per week. Classes include Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, R.I.T.E. Fitness, Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Boot Camp. South Florida Boxing is a “Real Gym” and family style. Everything is all about the vibe and energy. South Florida Boxing is truly Fitness for Everyone and performance training for athletes.

MO: What was your inspiration for starting South Florida Boxing? Did you feel that there was a gap in the market?

See More...

Dec27

Cory Jones
Cory Jones

Born and raised in the Dallas area, Cory Jones gained his competitive edge as a power lifter while completing his degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas, shortly thereafter achieving his greatest personal claim to fame thus far – the title of Texas Strongest Man. Cory cut his professional teeth as a citizen of the free standing country that is Accenture; learning to travel and spend per diems, and a work hard/work hard mentality that has stuck with him ever since.

After 12 years of diverse business consulting, marketing and business strategy roles, Cory and fiancé Katelyn Watson launched DINKlife.com BETA in May 2011 as a tool to help couples – DINKs (Dual Income No Kids) – meet others like them and make the most of life. DINKlife is the only lifestyle brand and social and services platform for this group, the second fastest growing life-stage demographic in the US.

MO: What was your inspiration for creating a site dedicated to couples with no children?

See More...
Page 130 of 179« First...102030...128129130131132...140150160...Last »

Follow Us On Twitter

Manager of BusinessInterviews.com : Brian Null

Twitter handle: @BrianNull

Tools and Resources

Create your eCommerce Website with Wix.com!
Domaining blog recommended by Domaining.com