Posts made in May, 2013

Creativity is Not Magic: Think Inside the Box

Creativity is Not Magic: Think Inside the Box

John Armato – Think Inside the Box   John Armato is a Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, and Creative Strategist for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.     John helps companies set strategy, shape messages, and develop programs to inspire people, sell products, solve problems, promote causes, and avert crises. He has won dozens of awards and worked with more than 100 clients, including Hallmark,...

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Demystifying QuickBooks – With Rayanne Buchianico

Demystifying QuickBooks – With Rayanne Buchianico

Rayanne Buchianico Rayanne Buchianico is an Accountant and MSP Business Consultant. At the SMB Online Conference in June, she’ll be talking about Understanding Your Financials: Three Mandatory Monthly Reports and What They Are Telling You. We talked last week about how you can use QuickBooks and your financials. She gave some great information – which is why she has TWO presentations at the SMB Online Conference next month. Listen...

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Manuel Palachuk on The Five Most Important Tools for Your Success

Manuel Palachuk on The Five Most Important Tools for Your Success

Manuel Palachuk My brother Manuel is an author, business coach, and outsourced CIO. He worked at KPEnterprises for six years, half of it as President. In this presentation he talks about the five tools that can transform your company overnight. He has over 25 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electronics industries. He is an expert of process, systems, and their efficiency who is driven toward continuous...

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Brian Sharp: Take Back Your Business and Turn it Around

Brian Sharp: Take Back Your Business and Turn it Around

Brian Sharp Brian Sharp is a great motivational speaker/trainer. He runs a company that helps small business owners learn to use speaking and presenting as a means to expand their company and make sales. His company is called Go Big – http://www.gobigcompany.com/. As you’ll hear in this interview, Brian does not like the “pitch fest” approach to motivational training, which is very popular these days. We did a press...

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Kevin Beares: The Small Business Apocalypse Has Been Rescheduled for Another Day

Kevin Beares: The Small Business Apocalypse Has Been Rescheduled for Another Day

Strategies for a Post-SBS World   “June 30th isn’t that far away.” Kevin Beares is the Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Group at Microsoft. Kevin is in charge of driving community interaction for the SMB space.     I caught up with Kevin at SMB Nation Spring at the Microsoft Conference Center. Kevin gets props for putting himself on stage and letting the entire crowd put their toughest questions against...

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Chip Reaves Brings a Focus on Education to the SMB Online Conference

Chip Reaves Brings a Focus on Education to the SMB Online Conference

Better Sales Through Better Education Chip Reaves from Bigger Brains is going to be one of the featured speakers at the 2013 SMB Online Conference. We did a press release recently on Chip’s appearance. See the press release here: SMB Online Conference Press Room. In this podcast Chip talks about some research he’ll be presenting in his June presentation. Here’s a very good tidbit: When asked what they need in a consultant, the...

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StorageCraft Conquers Super Storm Sandy

StorageCraft Conquers Super Storm Sandy

At the SMB Nation Spring Conference, I talked to Laura Shafer, Director or Product Marketing at StorageCraft. StorageCraft and their ShadowProtect product are very well known.   Now StorageCraft has a new cloud-based disaster recovery program called StorageCraft Cloud Services. This product was in beta during “Super Storm Sandy” and performed admirably. Now it is in general release.     For more information,...

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