Episode 431 – Building A Phone Based Software App For Your Business with Michael Hesek

Michael has been writing software for nearly 20 years.  Working as a consultant for most of his career, he has been exposed to a variety of technologies and techniques used in the development of custom software.  He currently works in a number of programming languages which he uses to help build solutions for companies looking to improve a specific process or solve an existing business problem.

From desktop to web and mobile solutions, he has built applications for small and large businesses tailored to thier unique requirements and needs.  His organized, detail-oriented approach to software development allows for the creation of a project lifecyle which clients have full involvement in.  This produces software that focuses on user experience and efficiency while reducing unnecessary costs and system maintenance over time.

Always looking to learn new things, he is involved in a number of software development user groups and mastermind groups.  As a loving husband and father of two, he enjoys his time away from the keyboard with his family exploring the outdoors, traveling, and making memories.

Episode 430 – How To Improve Business Relationships – 5 Easy Tips

We all have them… CRMs (Customer Relationship Manager). They can be as simple as an address book and as complex as a custom database system. The bottom line is they all have one thing in common… DATA! Names, address, emails, addresses, and some include the ability to track conversations, transactions and more. Have you ever…

Episode 429 – What Business Trends to watch in 2019 with Mark S.A. Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives.

Mark’s authored many books including include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom, Guerrilla Negotiating, Guerrilla TeleSelling, & Guerrilla Trade Show Selling. Forthcoming: Selling Disruption & Executive Strategy Skills.

Mark is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, business owner, executive coach, author, professional speaker, video producer, podcaster, blogger, musician, and father of five Millennial children who do not live at home.

Episode 397 – Business Success Strategies with Cathy Demers

Founder of BusinessSuccess.com and Host of the popular Business Success Cafe, Cathy Demers is not a “wanna be” when it comes to proven business success. In fact, she co-founded a company with a tiny $10K investment and turned it into a company worth over 20 million dollars!

She’s amassed over 25 years in business development, with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, she successfully took her own company public while serving as President and CEO.

Cathy is a sought-after expert and has presented keynotes and courses for organizations worldwide including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Wired Women, and Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems to name just a few.

Known for her direct, but friendly and supportive, style as well as her business savvy and her “let’s get ‘er done” approach, Cathy combines the wisdom that comes from her vast business experience with her unique talent for helping business owners get clear…stay focused…take inspired action…and get fantastic results!

Episode 388 – How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

Have you ever had a client or project that just did not go as planned? Business is filled with learning lessons and If it was easy, that client may not have chosen you! You possess a level of expertise, knowledge and an ability to solve client problems. Sometimes what starts out as an outstanding and amicable relationship can take a turn for the worse and head south!

Sometimes it can be your fault, while other times it is the clients, but it’s usually not that cut and dry. Often it’s a combination of all of the above. So what can you do to get the project back on track?

Episode 371 – High Consideration vs Low Consideration Sales with Mark S. A. Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives.

Mark’s authored many books including include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom, Guerrilla Negotiating, Guerrilla TeleSelling, & Guerrilla Trade Show Selling. Forthcoming: Selling Disruption & Executive Strategy Skills.

Mark is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, business owner, executive coach, author, professional speaker, video producer, podcaster, blogger, musician, and father of five Millennial children who do not live at home.

Episode 356 – Accountability… Your Success Hangs In The Balance!

There is a secret sauce that separates successful people in business from the just getting by crowd. It’s accountability. It’s defined as “The quality or state of being accountable. Especially as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

There are three things that help in this:

Being Organized
Tasks Prioritized
Accountability person or groups
Sometimes, you have to pay for accountability, but sometimes you can achieve it for free. It does require the process of having a person or partner keeping you accountable. This could include:

A Coach
A Mastermind
An Accountability Partner
In this episode, we will discuss how accountability plays into your business success!

Episode 345 – Making The Most Of Evernote with CMO Andrew ‘Malc’ Malcolm

Over a decade leading global SaaS businesses, Andrew has tried just about everything to generate growth with marketing. Some of which has work; most of which hasn’t. But through identifying new products, pivoting to adjacent markets, changing monetization models, spending big on above the line marketing, doubling down on search engine marketing and more, Andrew has developed a repeatable approach to marketing that he calls “creatively analytic.”

As CMO of Evernote, Andrew has created an organization using this approach that delivers just the right message at just the right time through owned and earned media. Since joining Evernote, he’s driven the company past 200M registered users, more than 5B notes and double paying users; all leading to cash flow positive.

Episode 316 – Do You Know How To Manage Project Scope And Client Expectations?

Do you actively manage projects, or do they manage you? If it seems too easy it might just have hidden complexities. What your client considers a complete project may be very different than what you are proposing. The trick here is for you to make sure that your projects, deliverables, and outcomes are aligned with…