Nick Kullin

Podcast 0016: Nick Kullin

Today on Business Machine is the founder of Second Flight Academy, Nick Kullin. SFA is an eight week, one-on-one academy that helps entrepreneurs revolutionize the way they leverage their online marketing efforts through growth hacking. The SFA began as a spin-off of his previous marketing agency. Mission Help business owners innovate their online marketing efforts while reducing marketing costs. In 10 years, Nick imagines an accelerated program that takes the concept of growth hacking even further for the industry. Learning …

Chuck Wang

Podcast 0015: 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 …

Casey Zeman

Podcast 0014: Casey Zeman

Today on Business Machine is Casey Zeman, author of Build Your Audience With Live Video, founder of EasyWebinar, and developer of the Fullscope, a Periscope analytics software tool. Mission Casey creates training and software to help clients build their business through webinars, videos, and live videos. In 10 years, he envisions building out EasyWebinar to continue empowering others to find their communities.  Learning From Our Mistakes Casey realized that incentivizing people to do business with you should be kept simple …

Samantha Riley

Podcast 0011: Samantha Riley

Today on Business Machine is Samantha Riley, creator of The Accelerant Group. With over 20 years of experience, Samantha has built several highly successful businesses, and she uses these experiences to help thought leaders and entrepreneurs clarify their message to attract ideal clients. Mission  The Accelerant Group ignites business growth so those businesses can make more impactful messages and charge higher fees. In 10 years, Samantha sees a small, beautiful office and happier people. Learning From Our Mistakes Samantha sees …

Kati Haria

Podcast 0010: Kavit Haria

Today on Business Machine is Kavit Haria, who started his first online business in 2005 selling marketing education to musicians. He blogs weekly at InsiderInternetSuccess.com, writes an inspiring daily e-mail to 15,000 business owners daily, and has taught at seminars and conferences in the UK, America and Australia over the last 6 years. Mission His flagship program, Automated Business Systems, helps people with great ideas turn those meaningful intentions into profit. Past Notable Mistakes Kavit holds the speed of implementation …

Rob Mccartey

Podcast 0009: Rob McCarty

Today on Business Machine is Rob McCarty, managing partner of the Image Shoppe. Mission Located in Grand Rapids, the Image Shoppe helps businesses clearly understand what a brand is, then take advantage of their own in new ways. In ten years, Rob imagines the Image Shoppe will maintain its intimate size as a team, as well as helping others decide what kind of professional they want to be.  Past Notable Mistakes Rob notes that a business should not only stick …

Todd Uterstaedt

Podcast 0007: Todd Uterstaedt

  Today on Business Machine is Todd Uterstaedt, former army officer turned corporate VP turned entrepreneur of From Founder To CEO based in Cincinnati. Mission From Founder To CEO helps young creators enhance their capacity as business owners to create sustainability. In 10 years, Todd sees his initiative as a larger platform for communities to access resources in a timely and easily processed fashion. Founder vs. CEO  A founder does a lot for themselves to lead a team where a CEO …

Kate Snyder

Podcast 0006: 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, …

Mike Maddox

Podcast 0005: Mike Maddox

Today on Business Machine is Mike Maddox, president and CEO of ASK, a Lansing-based Information Technology company. He made the jump to small business from his career in sales where the further he moved up in his corporate work, the more internal and impersonal his work became. Mission Take the hassle out of technology so that you can focus on your business. Past Notable Mistakes When he took over as president, he sat everyone in a room and they decided …

Amanda Stitt

Podcast 0003: Amanda Stitt

Today on Business Machine is Amanda Stitt, CEO of Change Media Group (CMG), started by her husband who saw a market full of saturated services. Amanda always admired small business owners in her own family while never seeing herself as an entrepreneur. Now, she excels in the business of helping people connect. She envisions the company as space for young talent to enjoy their work. Mission A full-service creative agency providing targeted media services including direct mail, print, and digital advertising …