Episode 834 – Looking Back & Forth – Insights for 2023

Mark S. A. Smith designs and implements customer acquisition systems that find and recruit customers for disruptive products. He speaks at entrepreneurial events delivering pragmatic ideas to grow and succeed. He is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, and business owner who works with leaders who must develop the best…

Episode 833 – The 5 Types of Golfers (What They Can Tell You About Your Business Style)

Golf is a fairly simple game. You hit a little white (or colored in my case) ball from a tee to a cup in the grass. It’s meant to be done in 3, 4, or 5 touches of the ball. Many people think it’s a competitive sport, but in reality, I have found that it’s…

Episode 832 – Best Of – Creating Content Art – Interviews with 6 Content Creation Specialists

Writer Jennifer Capler – The DM Woman Life & Leadership | Empowering Effective Leaders | Leadership Researcher & Speaker | Published Researcher & Author | Doctor of Management | Certified NLP Master Coach & Trainer Photographer John Tulipano – JLT Photography Helping business professionals, create professional images, through quality photographic services Audio Brian Basilico -…

Episode 831 – Looking Back & Forth… What Are You Thankful For?

Every year, around the 3rd to 4th week of November, until the 1st week of January, business starts to slow down (unless you are in retail). We start to reflect on the previous months of the year. It’s also a time to look forward to what’s next. I can tell you as you get older…

Episode 830 – The Limitless Value Of Creativity with Blamah Sarnor

I am the CEO and Founder of Web Collaborative, a full-service digital creative agency. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality work that authentically communicates the value and story of our clients. In short, staying true to their “Digital DNA” so that they are successful for the long haul. Our vision is to empower and inform…

Episode 829 – The 5 Keys To Successful B2b Marketing

Consumers are fickle. How do I know? I am one. Consumers change loyalties in an instant, while B2b customers are more complex. Switching brands or companies is easy for B2c. Not so much for B2b. One of the Baconisms I post every month is, “When you contact a prospect… you are a salesperson. When a…

Episode 828 – Best Of – The History of CRMs and Why People Don’t Use Them Enough with Jon Ferrara

Jon is a SaaS entrepreneur and a CRM pioneer. He’s mostly known for founding one of the first CRMs, GoldMine. After selling his first company and retiring for 10 years, he decided to get back in the business because he saw that contact management was broken with no CRMs offering business owners an entire view…

Episode 827 – The Distraction Attraction

I have no idea how old you are, but I am this old… Do you remember TV Magic Cards? Marshall Brodine was a famous magician (and he was the clown Wizzo on the Bozo Circus Show) who lived in Geneva, Illinois (close to where we lived in Aurora). I was enamored with those cards and…

Episode 826 – Best Of – Envisioning Better Social Media Interaction Using Planable with Xenia Muntean

Xenia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Planable, a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 teams behind brands such as Hyundai, Christian Louboutin, Viber, and United Nations. Prior to launching Planable, at 20 y.o. she built a digital marketing agency and led social for clients such as Coca-Cola. Xenia has been…

Episode 825 – Marketing and Sales = Poison or Antidote

I want you to imagine that you have just ingested some poison. After the initial shock of realizing the impending doom, you hear the doorbell ring. At that very moment, an antidote salesman is standing at the door and says, “I have what you need. I can give you the recipe for free or you…