Business Machine 0036 – Sharon Hadden

Today on our podcast we have Sharon Hadden. Sharon is the Principal Consultant for Social Savvy Consulting Group, LLC, where she assists small businesses and entrepreneurs with public relations, marketing and social media. Mission- To help small businesses run communications as if they were on a big-business scale. Sharon also focuses on strategic planning and training within the company so that she is giving the businesses the proper skills they may use to help themselves succeed within the industry they have …

Business Machine 0035 – Aron Beierschmitt

Mission- Aron’s mission is to spread his passion of how people share and communicate online. He achieves this by taking the best of the offline world and bringing it online while making it safer and more private for the parties involved. Mistake- He didn’t have a co-founder in the beginning, which hindered the foundation of his business. Recommendations Quote- “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what is right.” -Isaac Asimov Book- Creativity Inc.   Tech/app- Slack …

Jason Treu

Business Machine 030 – Jason Treu

Today on the Business Machine we have Jason Treu. Jason is a nationally recognized, business and executive, coach, sales trainer, and Amazon Best Seller author of Social Wealth. He is also owner and CEO of Be Extraordinary. Mission Jason’s mission is to help his clients build communication skills, increase performance, customer retention, and how to influence people. In doing so, he helps his clients move past hurdles to put excitement, passion and drive back into their lives.  Learning From Our Mistakes  A mistake …

Tony Cappaert

Business Machine # 028 – Tony Cappaert of Contactually

Today on the Business Machine we have Tony Cappaert. Tony is the COO and Co-Founder of Contactually. Contactually is a CRM software that helps monitor and follow up with clients, and leads to build lasting relationships. Mission Contactually builds businesses through building relations. Tony stresses the importance of relationships and the personal aspect of CRM. Contactually helps individuals by segmenting contact data by frequent contacts, old clients, and referrals. The data collected in return reminds you to follow up with …

Chuck Wang

Podcast #015: Chuck Wang

Today on Business Machine is Chuck Wang, founder and CEO of MVP Consulting, which creates online business processes to help you streamline your sales. Inspired by other podcasts and a want for more sustainability, he made the leap to entrepreneurship in order to work to live, not live to work. Mission To listen to your questions. Chuck assesses that most small businesses get stuck on their first sale, and his purpose is to act as a mirror to discover how …

Kate Snyder

Podcast #006: Kate Snyder

Today on the Business Machine is Kate Snyder, principal strategist and owner of Piper & Gold Public Relations, a Lansing firm dedicated to helping governmental agencies and nonprofits. Kate began her journey by acting as a business consultant within her network after searching for a senior position that matched her experience. Mission Help small businesses tell their stories in a way that effects change and builds relationships within their communities. Notable Mistakes Kate explains the importance of transparency of operations, …

Amanda Washburn

Podcast #004: Amanda Washburn

Today on Business Machine is Amanda Washburn, owner of Rough Draft Solutions, which specializes in creating and articulating content for businesses to bring customer relations to the next level. This includes blogs, proposals and grant writing and website content. Mission To help businesses realize the investment of marketing to create meaningful communication with their audience. Notable Past Mistakes Rough Draft started in March of 2014, so one mistake Amanda notes as a young owner was a lack of an actual …