Rick Skidmore, President & CEO of Timberlane, Inc. talks with host Richard Franzi about how his business has managed to make a comeback after falling on hard times. Rick has been a member of CEO peer groups for over 12 years and believes they are beneficial because CEOs and business owners receive non-biased feedback from people that have had similar experiences and this helps to gain confidence in your professional decisions. Timberlane handcrafts top-quality shutters with a keen attention to detail to fit their customers' exact shutter request, all at an affordable price.
Sam Murray, CEO of ManagEase joins host Richard Franzi and shares insights into the strategy she is using to lead her firm in the competitive field of outsourced HR services. From an initial focus on compliance and employer risk reduction, ManagEase has expanded to offer a variety of HR products and services to business owners, business managers, finance managers, and human resource professionals.
Steve Wright joins host Richard Franzi to discuss his latest entrepreneurial venture SpectatorShade! Steve is the inventor and CEO for SpectatorShare which was inspired while attending a sporting event. Steve played in the NFL for 13 years. His previous entrepreneurial success was Cloudburst Misting Systems creating the first NFL sidelines mist cooling system. Listen to learn about Steve's latest venture.
Dan Simon, President of Heliae talks with host Richard Franzi about his latest venture which is developing algae technology for a variety of applications. Dan has over 20 years experience as a senior executive and entrepreneur.
Douglas Cain, President of Lake Truck Lines and Lake Oilfield Services joins the show to share the story of his firm which was started by his father Joe Cain, Sr. in 1949 delivering fertilizer to farmers. Douglas Cain took the firm over in 1982 and has grown it into a firm focused in the drilling products sector providing transportation services to customers such as Halliburton, Compass Energy Services, Baker Hughes, etc.
Sandy Gromball, President of Contemporary Software Concepts (CSC) is host Richard Franzi's featured guest. Sandy discusses her firm which has a rich history in the greater Philadelphia area. Contemporary Software Concepts has been in business for over 30 years. Richard and Sandy touch on a wide variety of topics from the need for strategic partnerships to need to constantly re-invent your business to remain relevant in the marketplace. Sandy is a 2011 recipient of the BRAVA! Women Achievement Award presented by Smart CEO Magazine.
Daniel Ozbun, Founder of Daniel's Moving and Storage is the featured guest and he shares a wide range of ideas based on his experience starting and growing his moving and storage firm. Daniel has built a company with multiple locations in Arizona and Kansas while creating a company culture focused on the client. Make sure to spend time listening and learning from this special entrepreneur.
Phil Reason, CEO Instem joins host Richard Franzi to provide insights into how his firm is realizing sustained growth through focusing on their niche. Instem is a world-leading information solutions provider for Life Sciences R&D.
Tiffany Bucher, CEO and Founder of Infincom. Richard explores with Tiffany how her service technician experience early in her career has created a life-long understanding for the importance of customer service. And now as a business owner Tiffany is creating a differentiated business based on her early experience.
Hector Garcia Founder of mbn Design joins host Richard Franzi to discuss his graphic design firm. Their tagline "you may not know us, but you've seen us" speaks volumes about his business. Some of mbn's clients are: El Pollo Loco, Avery, El Torito and Purely Indulgent.
Host Doug Gfeller talks with Paul Roberts, Founder of West Coast Marketing about the lessons they learned about Cyber Risks from attending the Critical Mass Executive Conference held earlier in the day.
Paul Roberts, Producer Critical Mass Radio Shows joins host Ric Franzi to discuss the newest addition to the Critical Mass Media Division Critical MassTV. Critical MassTV is in development and will premier later this year as an Internet TV show featuring Orange County business leaders. Critical MassTV will provide an opportunity to get to know the business owners and CEOs who run mid-market Orange County firms that are the backbone of our local economy.
Mona Lisa Faris, President and Founder of Olive Tree Publishing is Ric's second guest. Mona Lisa is the proud publisher of the Black OEO Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, The Professional Woman's Magazine and U.S. Veterans Magazine. Unforgettable name, creative thinker, entrepreneur, sales and marketing guru and mentor are all monikers used to describe OC Metro's "Orange County's Women Making a Difference".
Boaz, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Author joins the show and discusses how at age 9 he and his family immigrated to the US he was unable to speak English. Today he has taught over half a million people how to supercharge their lives, their careers and how to add power to their goals.
Cesi Pagano, Keller Williams Realty is a multimillion dollar producer and in the Top 1% in the nation. Since 1986, she has proven to be one of the most successful in the industry and has sold more than 1,600 homes. Listen to learn how Cesi has become a leader and a mentor to others in her profession.
Sandra Clitter, President of Your Tech Tamer, Inc joins host Ric Franzi and shares how her business helps other small businesses to get control of the technology within their firms. Sandra's firm helps her client re-engineer their business processes to make them more efficient and cost effective.
Carol Bertsch, Attorney with The Law Offices of Carol Berstsch, is Ric's second guest. Carol believes deeply that employees need to be well treated and so do clients. Her law practice is focused on helping seniors and their families plan for the myriad of issues and challenges they will face.
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