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55 minutes | 3 days ago
Dr Sharon Jones of "Coding The Future" visits BizZne$$ BuzZ!
My show today is somewhat a turning back of the clock to a time in my past where another man and myself both with an Equities background sought to re-engineer another platform that was seeking to launch a cash back digital delivery system into the USA Small Business marketplace. This system was European originated and had many flaws within it not withstanding the fact that there was no Unification mechanism within that system to achieve what was so desperately needed at that time and place and even more so in this day and age . . . The Banding of Small Businesses Together! You have heard that word spouted during this pandemic many times as We are all in this together and that is very true and yet . . . UNITY is NOT Being Achieved other than ALL of us being Shut Down.UNITY is more sorely needed even more in the Small Business Community at large, RIGHT NOW!. Well the end result for six months of back breaking work and sleepless nights and countless Facebook messaging and Skype Video calls was the launching of a company known as TheHubMart and now you hear that word Hub in the midst of many company names today. B2B is the joining of business entities into relationships where the end result is that they trade amongst one another. B2C is Business to Consumer and that is where you see Amazon, EBay, Alibaba, Costco,concentrating their marketing thrusts, just to name a few and the success stories and stock prices speak for themselves. Today, I am interviewing Dr. Sharon Jones, who is a Host of her own currently on Voiceamerica.com LIVE Talk show entitled Coding The Future. Soon and very soon Voiceamerica.com will have a new look and mission and part of this re-emergence will include the formation of a Host Advisory Board which I have the honor of being selected along with four other Show Hosts to engage in moving towards a worthwhile goal of B2C but in the media world it will be termed Audience Convergence By show hosts like today's guest Dr. Sharon Jones enjoining together and cross marketing of being on one another's industry related shows you create such a convergence due to the respective listening audiences being exposed to another Voiceamerica.com LIVE Show Host.and vice versa. A true, Coming Together! Dr. Sharon has a heart for both education and the difference that her Top Tech Tools that can be implemented into your business platform in the future. Today is historic for this show as Dr. Sharon Jones and I will bring about Audience Convergence by conferring with one another around a Common Ground, subject matter known as Small Business. It's going to be very interesting what she and I will discover together for the sole purpose of benefiting both of our audiences and of course . . . You, the Small Business Owner!
56 minutes | 10 days ago
An American ICON
There is a movie that spans the ages entitled It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart as the main star. I have referenced it several times since this show was launched and I cannot think of a better remembrance to explain and honor the life of the individual that I will have with me on my show today. One life removed can be devastating as that film depicted. One life who has made a difference historically and globally. is who you will meet today. There is a generation that is almost extinct. The World War II generation. This guest has a life that spans many generations and is still impacting them today. You see, he is a brilliant engineer who was born under the shadow of the old North Church in Boston. A symbol of American Freedom. At a young age he encountered an eye disease which forced him behind closed doors where he began toying with crystal radio sets. This led to the invention of the Walkie Talkie, which was used largely in the war years. He then at a very young age was applying for a job at the prestigious MIT and they noticed his abilities and put him into a very elite educational platform, which qualified him to be a part of a specialized team working on LORAN. This system was responsible for the navigation of the US Navy, US Merchant Marine, The Eighth Air Force and the US Submarine Pacific. In his post war years he created the Medic-Alert device that saved countless lives of Seniors and touched the entire world once again. Now, what prompted him to be a creator of devices to meet Unmet Needs has prompted him once again to tackle one of the most disastrous maladies that plagues the eyesight of the world's children. Tom Cataldo is an American Icon and you will find out today, that he is not done yet Tom and his late wife founded a Non-Profit known as the Better Vision for Children Foundation. He has been laboring for over 30 years to bring a test kit that can identify early childhood eye diseases as early as a non communicative 6 month year old child. Eyesight is essential to the life of a human being because it effects everything that they can ever hope to accomplish. This test kit has a pricepoint of less than $5.00 and can be administered to multiple children at the same time. Tom is an engineer that has spanned many generations of humankind with nation and life saving technologies. Now his greatest challenge is to gain the acceptance and the sponsorship necessary to bring his dream of child eyesight disease prevention to the fruition that he and his late wife have intended. Today we will see where that dream is presently and what can be done to fulfill its application. Tom is a doer and not a talker.. He has much more to give before he leaves this world behind.
56 minutes | 17 days ago
Seniors . . . The Brick and Mortar of Small Business!
Seniors! An interesting term. It denotes thoughts such as aging, retirement and the slowing down of a previously active lifestyle. Now, the Baby Boomers, one of the largest birth generations are NOW those Seniors. It's really amazing to to contemplate this generation of Haight Ashbury, Free-Love, Communes, Kent State, Woodstock, Pot Parties and reviling one of the longest foreign wars that the US Military has ever undergone, Vietnam NOW being the next Senior Generation. I am one of these Seniors and have been involved with many of the above stated events and lifestyles. Yes, in fact I was a hippy and wore tie died t-shirts, long hair and dare I say drugs. Well enough of that. This generation now has become the following positive characteristics. First and foremost, one of the wealthiest generation of American's ever. In fact, 7 out of 10 Boomers own Small Businesses, the backbone of our economy and we are AGING fast. Also with this we have brought the following: Strong work ethic. Baby boomers aren't afraid to put in a hard day of work.Self-Assured. This generation is independent and self-assured. ..Competitive. Baby boomers like competition. Competitive. Baby boomers like competition. Resourceful. Mentally focused. Team oriented. Disciplined. This generation is not ending up; as it started out. Today, I will interview an entrepreneur, not a Baby Boomer but his family experienced a Senior Event in his life that prompted him to found the CA Senior Guide which has become a premier magazine publication, widely accepted in the Senior Community at large. We will find out what he is up to now and how Seniors are benefiting from his influence.
56 minutes | 24 days ago
Paradigm Shift . . . The Digitalization of Fashion and Film
Techie . . . we have all heard the term. It’s short for Technology. Recently, we have been focusing on educating the small business community to the value and necessity of entering the “Virtual” world with their marketing and communications and now, two of the largest market sectors of that sphere of influence have jumped in headlong to create a Paradigm Shift within the Fashion and Film Industry at large. Right now, addressing the Fashion industry and their dilemma of the Big Box/Department Store closings and many on the “Bubble”, where are the Fashion Designers and Manufactures going to be able to put their creations on “the rack” for consumers to view, try on and eventually purchase? Now to the film industry. Regal the largest owner of digital movie screens in the world is and has been shut down since the beginning of COVID19. Moviegoers have not been able to buy a bag of popcorn and a box of candy and enjoy Hollywood Wide Screen for well over a year . . . Regal has filed under the current bankruptcy laws and is surely on the “Bubble” themselves. What IF this pandemic NEVER allows Hollywood to be Wide Screen EVER again. Is there a solution? Today I will be interviewing those who are in the KNOW and are addressing these problematic areas of concern in both the Fashion and Film industries. You are going to be surprised from what source this incredible talent has emerged and more importantly the tenacity of the intent to see it realized for the benefit of both the industry and the consumers who enjoy the end results. We will find out what bridge they have created to take us into the future!
55 minutes | a month ago
ACCESS to CAPITAL . . .The Life Blood Of Small Business!
When I came out of college, I had no clue what I was going to do, so I answered a blind ad and five years later I was a “Dirt Sucker Salesman” with Kirby Vacuums, Direct Sales, Door To Door. When Direct Sales became a Dinosaur in America I ventured into many other areas of business during my lifetime but I got my start, literally from the Shoe Leather ground up. During that 5 years I worked my way up the ladder and became an Area Distributor with 2 offices, running crews and vans all over Southern CA. In those days, when it came to laying the cash down to satisfy a Kirby Franchise and substantial capital to OPEN my first business, had it not been for the foresight of my late father and the TRUST Fund he left behind for me, I would have never even got off the ground. In business there is a saying, “Cash Is King” or more appropriately, “He who owns the GOLD, make the rules” Both of these ring true more loudly today in an environment that is revenue hungry both at governmental and small business market sectors. The BIG Banks, who now rule the roost with Capital Finance make it almost impossible to gain even an equity credit line on existing homes to aid in having a “back stop” for contingencies that will require immediate capital infusion and we all know and have experienced those moments and times when you have to meet a payroll or an opportunity comes up that is just too good to pass by and you need CASH to accomplish your ends. Today, I will be interviewing the principals of a newly emerging “Community Bank”. The vision that this financial institution has set before themselves is to SERVE their Community beginning in Scottsdale, Arizona. What a refreshing breath of fresh air in comparison to the “Microscope” qualification processes that the Big Banks have you undergo to get access to capital. This bank is banking on a work and a word rarely used today called RELATIONSHIP. Again, something you hear on this show but not very often in the Ivory Towers of Finance. Do you need Capital? Stay tuned, because we are going to speak to the Community Oriented and Minded principals who can write the check. EIDL and PPP “Crutch” Loans are not going to pull Small Businesses out of the financial debacle caused by COVID19 and shortsighted politicians who SHUT DOWN Small Business in America. We will learn today about a group of entrepreneurs who just secured FDIC approval to bring forth a solution to one of the most menacing issues of small business . . . ACCESS to Capital!
56 minutes | a month ago
Craig Keshishian . . . American
Immigration is a hot topic in America right now. The airwaves are filled with content that the entire world is witnessing and that message is that “America Is Open” but not for business, for migration. I had the privilege and honor of being birthed in our nation’s capital and in the very hospital that many Congressman and Senators had their children born into this world. I cannot really speak to the issue of immigration personally other than I am currently married to a former Philippine Citizen who is now after many years of regulatory hoops an American Citizen. America is a nation that has been termed as the World’s Great American Melting Pot because you will find every tribe and nation within it’s borders. Great American’s such as the names of Albert Einstein Germany), Alex Trebec (Canada), Levi Strauss (Germany) , Nikola Tesla, (Croatia) just to name a few. None of these came to America from their foreign birthplaces to “Belittle” America but to “Better” America and America is the Benefactor of their numerous talents. Today, I will be interviewing Craig Keshishian who is by heritage Armenian but by nationality American. Craig has a story to tell regarding his grandparents who came over from Armenia on the boat, went through Ellis Island as so many trod the same ground before them and settled in New York City and made a life for themselves and their children. Small Business is a familiar term in the Keshishian family as the roots were demonstrated in the lives of immigrants from Armenia. Craig is an incredible influencer in American Politics today and a proponent and stalwart supporter of Small Business as well. I for one am very interested in learning of the sacrifices that were borne by his Grandparents and the fruits of that labor that is now manifested in the life of their grandchild today. Join me as we turn the clock back and then pull it forward and meet Mr. Craig Keshishian.
55 minutes | a month ago
Bryon Noem Small Businessowner of South Dakota
The state of small business in America would be revealed in no uncertain terms were it a reporting of a state such as California, New York, Texas or the like. There has been no end to the copy that has been disclosed by our ever vigilant media sources during the pandemic so that we are agaze with all of the events and policies that these above mentioned states have employed in response to the worst business interruption ever encountered and still currently endured in the history of the United States. States Rights! A term that you do not hear of as often as the original founders of this nation intended. We have unfortunately become dependent on the treatises and the beckoning of those elected representatives of the states who place full confidence and acknowledgement by the manifestation of the simplest of tools ever devised by the mind of man . . . the individual FREEDOM of the POWER of a VOTING citizen of the state that oversees both internal and external (federal) election processes. Today, we will journey to a not as well recognized state of the Union until most recently when it’s Governor brought the house down with a speech that is still ringing in the halls that she delivered it in. The State of South Dakota. A state that has as it’s most recognized asset the faces of 4 former President’s who have long since passed but who’se images have been preserved to remind us all of their individual contributions that still have a lasting impression upon us today. Today I will be interviewing Bryon Noem who in his own right is a Small Businessman and now carrying a more weighty role as the First Gentleman of South Dakota as he is married to its Governor, Kristi Noem, of the State of South Dakota.. Bryon like all of us has weathered the COVID19 pandemic but with a very different result due to the foresight and fortitude of his insightful partner in life who has gone against the grain of the majority of the surrounding states and their electorate who have made other more restrictive choices to conduct their policies in a different outcome. Together, we will find out how Bryon Noem has navigated and weathered the storm that has been so upending of the small business community of the greatest nation in the history of mankind.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
YOU have a hidden enemy from within . . . Your Health!
Arthur Godfrey said it best, Few Millionaires can afford the cost of cancer. There are many things that can stop you as a small business owner in your tracks but very few that can effect that dramatic of a halt in your enterprise than the loss of your good health We have all experienced what the pandemic has caused in the shutting down of our businesses and the shutting out of our customer bases and the relegating of our marketing and communications to becoming much more virtualized but have we taken into the consideration the STRESS factor of all of this and the possible damage that has been done to us personally???. In my own life, my former wife, contracted a deadly cancer and passed away 22 months after the onset and EVERYTHING in my life stopped. My insurance practice was no longer in an office setting and my world was literally turned upside down. All because of a health issue. Today we will be speaking to a self employed, lady who has discovered a product that can make a difference in your life and deal with a possible trainwreck in your life that you may not realize is on the horizon. I for one have taken her advice and the product that she markets I will not be without. Our politicians today are stating Follow The Science. Today, you will hear first hand First Personal Testimonies who have experienced the Life Change that is now possible with a product that seemingly is unbelieveable. What pricetag have you placed upon your health? You may very well experience the reality of that . . . suddenly!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
The Making Of A Star . . . YOUR Small Business!
During the last few years the printed media such as newspapers, magazines and coupon books that multitudes of Small Businesses have utilized in the past are now becoming dinosaurs in light of the advent of the internet and the newly emerging world of virtuality. The competition for the eyeballs on your business is growing ever more intense and the public has now a more discerning choice of whom they will do business with and presently due to the pandemic of COVID19 which has resulted in your potential and current customers being put behind closed doors in a state of susceptibility, which the E-Predators, such as Amazon, E-Bay, Alibaba, Walmart's etc have taken full advantage of and the evidence of that is the stock prices gains that they have ALL enjoyed during these turbulent times. Today I will be interviewing the CEO and members of his talented staff of Shine on Hollywood Magazine, which is a digital magazine that goes against the grain of most publications not only in the Hollywood space but beyond as their reach is global with millions of eyeballs on this magazine every time it is published. Stories not only interest their readers but they showcase the subject matter of that story. Today, we will investigate the value of YOUR story of YOUR business being portrayed professionally and positionally so that your current and potential customers can KNOW more about YOU before they ever encounter what your product or service is to be purchased. Let's learn together how YOUR business can be a STAR, because your story needs to be told!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
What You Don't Know Can Be Very Costly . . . IRC Sec. 41
FEMA, USDA, DEA, DOJ . . . Washington, DC is abounding in abbreviations that represent massive bureauocracies. Some Good, Some Bad. That brings me to the infamous IRS. I have often believed that this massive agency is misnamed and should be termed as the Internal Reclamation Service because it seems that they continue to dig deeper and deeper into your resources on many levels. Having said that, Jesus himself experienced a profound statement about his birth when the phrase was coined . . . Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Well the same question could be asked of the IRS? Well, believe it or not and I am not talking Ripley's. Today we will discover an IRS Section that is largely overlooked and vastly unrealized. Then President Reagan inaugurated this substantial benefit to businesses and it has been upheld by every subsequent Presidential Administration since his enactment. Dare I say Keep Your Fingers Crossed, that it survives this President? It is commonly known as the R & D Tax Credit and it allows you to go back and recapture taxes that you have already PAID for up to three years both Federal and in approved states, State Taxes as well. Today, I will be interviewing Business Group Resources who over the last 4 years have recovered well over 100 million dollars for their business clients. We will find out today exactly how to go about getting these funds that you are entitled to recover back from taxes you have already PAID! On an average month, they are returning 4 Million Dollars to their clients, you should be one, wouldn't you agree?
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Chambers of Commerce . . . COVID19. . . March now . . . 2021
The Ides of March. Historically, not a good time of year as many events have occurred during that time period, the assassination of Julius Caesar being one. Suddenly, in March of 2020, an unseen enemy known as COVID19 attacked the world and in a heartbeat drove populations behind closed doors and consumers away from their merchant relationships. Chambers of Commerce represent, empower and support those merchant relationships and they like their constituents have been faced during the past year with the greatest challenges that they have ever undergone. Chambers are a vital element of any society as they are integrated with local and state governments and in many cases are largely responsible for the passage of laws that benefit their businesses. Today I am interviewing some now movers and shakers that have recognized the challenges of the day and are implementing radical changes in their modus operandi to meet COVID19 head on. We will find out what they are up to in March 2021.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
State of the Union . . .B2B . . . Where are we???
B2B, we know it as Business To Business. It has been a tried and true methodology for Small Businesses large and small to get into productive relationships that are mutually beneficial and mutually profitable. This was so popular that several organizations took upon the task of forming membership organizations to further the aims and goals of their constituents. The focus was the creation of a flow of referral leads on an ongoing and consistent basis. Usually a weekly meeting was complimented by a breakfast/lunch to relegate the time commitment in the midst of a typical business day. This worked very well up until COVID19 struck and drove small businesses and their customers behind closed doors. Today, I will be interviewing Kim Marie, the owner of Le Tip International. Le Tip is a premiere B2B membership organization with a rich history of successes. Kim has made some pivot moves to keep her business fresh and flowing. Today we will find out what she is up to at Le Tip.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
NY NY Gov Cuomo Under Report COVID Senior Deaths Scandal
While this show is NOT an investigative reporting media agency, it does represent Small Businesses at large and there are numerous Senior Nursing Home/Facilities in the State of NY that are NOT large Corporate owned entities and it is in this light that this show and subject matter needs to be addressed. The Senior Community during the COVID19 crisis at the outset and continual has been spotlighted as one of the most vulnerable to the virus and as such this element of our society has experienced the most restrictive directives accordingly. NY is not the only state where this has occurred as CA Governor Newsom still has the Senior Community on Lock Down and Quarantine policies as well. Today my Political oriented Co-Host Natasha Friedman and I will be interviewing again, Derrick Gibson, who is a Small Business owner and candidate for Governor of the State of New York. Together, we will drill down and discuss what is going on in NY and possibly elsewhere in the Senior Community.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Voiceamerica . . Doorway to the Virtual World for Small BizZne$$
Marketing expenditures for a Small Business is one of the most important and costly outgo's of capital that must be spent month in and month out. The most dangerous mistake that any business can make is to pull their horns in and NOT continue to put out their message and expand their customer reach. This is a formula for eventual disaster. Now, enter COVID19. Marketing as we knew it prior to this event has been largely anesthetized and the choices of venue's radically reduced. Virtual. The learning curve of this word is now VITAL to any small business and the cost factor quite attractive. Ryan Treasure, Exec VP of Voiceamerica will explain the VALUE of considering IP Radio and IPTV as alternatives to your marketing strategies. Ryan is a nuts and bolts VP who will explain the Why and How of Voiceamerica and its integrative platforms that can take your business to the next level and bring about a customer expansion reach that can deliver the numbers that make sense.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
MLM A Possible Solution to Alternative Revenue?
Multi Level Marketing. Commonly known as MLM. Companies such as Amway, Shaklee, Herbalife, Melaleuca and dare I say Avon calling? All of these and many more are still in business, still thriving and growing and still making a difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide. Today, I will be interviewing a Vice-President, International Sales Manager of an MLM known as Tranont. Tranont has been around several years and most recently has taken a few steps back to retool and reform their executive management and their platform to be much more acceptable at many levels. MLM for the most part has been not well received in the Small Business community and most recently underwent a stinging blow from an Austrian based MLM known originally as Lyoness! To date, millions of dollars will never find their way back to the bank acccounts of thousands of merchants in the USA and Canada and this will be discussed because its important to you. We will get to the truth.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Financial Wellness Initiative . . . A New Employee Benefit
Eduk8tshon. I purposely misspelled the word education largely because since March 3, 2020, it has been largely absent from our society due to the current COVID19 Crisis. Human Capital. A term that I have seen and heard numerous times to express a word that has been formerly known as EMPLOYEE. Small Business in America is still the largest EMPLOYER of our total workforce and the value of this critical element of a business infrastructure seems to be largely LOST due to the political diatribe of measuring a politicians effectiveness by tracking the numbers of new jobs created during their tenure of service to this nation. The value of an EMPLOYEE to a business is far beyond just a numerical statistic, its is VITAL to the business because it represents the face, voice and wherewithal of that enterprise. Today, my guest has taken a different approach to engaging the employee workforce with a system that brings about financial wellness at employee levels that makes a difference!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Converting Debt to Wealth An Exit Strategy?
One of the greatest thrills of my lifetime was when I signed my first loan docs for the first home that I purchased in my young life. At times like that the emotions run high and the blood to the brain becomes impinged because we never really do read all that stack of paperwork at escrow office, do we? The first time I really paid attention to those documents was when I purchased my present home and discovered that box that says, deferred payments and the total in that box. Oh my, almost three times the amount that I was borrowing would I pay back to the lender over the term of the mortgage which was at that time, 30 long years! I know I am preaching to the choir here but what IF there had been an alternative mortgage offering that would at that time have provided a mechanism to come alongside and help me to pay off that obligation, years in advance and put a large part of those deferred payments back in my pocket vs the lender? Well we will be looking into that possibliity today.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Merchant Processing AKA The Alligator Pit
In any Small Business you have Hard Dollar vs Soft Dollar Costs to incur. One (Soft) is much more malleable as (Hard) is mostly fixed expenses such as Lease Payments, Insurances, Payroll etc. Merchant Processing is for the most part in the (Hard) category and can be frustrating as it deals with the LIFEBLOOD of any Small Business which is your CASH FLOW. Between Credit & Debit Card useage for purchasing, this function now encompasses about 95% of all sales transactions globally and the days of CASH being a matter of choice are limited at best as everything in financial services is moving towards Fin-Tech or commonly known as Digitalization While paper statements is still a means of communication between you and your selected Merchant Processing firm, the readability of these documents at times requires a BS in Economics. On the show today I will be interviewing the CEO of On Fire Processing, the Anchor sponsor of BizZne$$ BuzZ. Together we will jump into this Alligator Pit.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
The Virtual World is Essential To The Survival of Small Business
In January of 2020 had you been a stockholder in a company known as Zoom, today you would be smiling ear to ear because the Stock Price has gone from 73.06 to a peak in October of $559 per share. Jeff Spenard, CEO/Founder of Voiceamerica.com will be my guest and we will be talking about (2) of his newest visions for his 21 year old IP Radio/TV Network that will IMPACT the Small Business Community Worldwide! The days of antiquated communications and marketing tools and mechanisms have now been piled high on the trash heap of the COVID19 Shut Down. It is ESSENTIAL for ALL Small Businesses to retool their thinking and their application of their marketing and communications platforms, especially with the ultimate goal now becoming of paramount importance which is EXPANSION OF CUSTOMER REACH. Elevate Your Brand and Expand Your Reach! Jeff and I will explore How To enter the IP World to Vault Your Business to greater exposure, resultant identity and robust profitability in 2021!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
You've Heard About Cryptocurrency . .Now, ILearning Crypto
You have heard of Bitcoin? It was invented and implemented by the presumed pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, who integrated many existing ideas from the cypherpunk community. Fortune's made, Fortune's Lost. Rollercoaster describes this market in the past. It has undergone rapid growth to become a significant currency both on- and offline Now fast forward to the year 2020 and we have not only Bitcoin but an emerging Digital Currency World that will eventually eliminate, traditional checking/savings accounts, credit cards and dare I say CASH itself! A paperless economic world is here and now and for the most part Small Businesses don't have a clue as to it's potential and more importantly How To integrate this into their Sales and Marketing efforts. Recently, PayPal, will legitamize this new form of economy by announcing to their network of more than 26 million merchants worldwide that need sales revenue! Education is the KEY and we will explore the possibilities with my guests.
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