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Author and serial entrepreneur, Jim Beach joins Eric live at TiE Atlanta’s TiECON SE to share about the TYE Teams for Young Entrepreneurs and tips for moving from the corporate world to owning your own business. Jim reminds us that entrepreneurship isn't what most think it is; being an entrepreneur can be as easy or as hard as you make it!

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"Making sure everyone's on the same page is essential to cybersecurity." Savage Security Co-Founder, Kyle Bubp joins Eric to share tips every small business can utilize to protect their information (and their customers’ information) from the threat of a cyber attack. Kyle explains how “more stuff” doesn’t necessarily mean you are more protected in the IoT and why businesses of all sizes should be on guard.

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Josh Dorfman, Director of Entrepreneurship at Venture Asheville joins Eric from Dig South in Charleston, SC to discuss the components of a successful venture capital program and what sets successful startups apart from the rest.

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Perhaps you’ve got a great business idea, but can’t think of the perfect name. Squadhelp Founder and CEO, Darpan Munjal joins Eric to walk us through the innovative crowdsourcing platform which allows companies to host competitions for their naming and branding projects. Squadhelp believes good ideas can come from anywhere… why constrain the creativity to one or two individuals when you can reach the world?

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Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus began building businesses in Atlanta back in the “Internet days.” The two share how “hiring the person, not the resume” helped catapult them into “hockey stick growth.” During their interview at TiE Atlanta’s TiE CON SE, Tom and Chris provide the steps for seeking out and finding your best team members.

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Craig Bilderback, Founder & CEO of InMotion Air, joins Eric on the show to talk pushing through struggles to reach success. Craig, a once “parallel entrepreneur,” shares about his experience in the Shark Tank, making the decision to pivot and move to Atlanta and how he achieves his ultimate dream of inspiring young entrepreneurs. 

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Cokie Berenyi, Founder and CEO of Alphavest, joins Eric from Dig South in Charleston, SC to discuss the next generation of online investment management and the launch of her new book, “Perfect Day: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Curing Lifestyle Deficit Disorder and Reclaiming Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life.”

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Bernie Burgener, Executive Director of the Greenhouse Accelerator at Green Chamber of the South, joins Eric to talk about the program's objective and creating sustainable local jobs, either by advising and financing early-stage cleantech startups, or by supporting sustainability initiatives within existing companies.

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Eric talks with TiE Atlanta President-elect, Dr. Paul Lopez, during this first installment of live interviews from TiE CON SE which took place in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29. Dr. Lopez explains why the best mentor/mentee relationships work and details how successful business owners can help the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Chop Dawg CEO, Joshua Davidson joins Eric to share his story of growing through business as a young entrepreneur; from going door-to-door selling his website building services, to hiring additional employees and changing with technology to become a full service design and development firm.

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Adam Hudson, serial entrepreneur and Founder of Reliable Education joins Eric on the Show to talk e-commerce and highlight his course which teaches students across the globe how to build profitable Amazon businesses, generating reliable income streams.

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The Kids Salon Co-Founder and CEO, Andrea Culpepper joins Eric to share her story, from graduating with a finance degree, to working for a consulting agency to following her dream of opening a salon. The plan? She knew from the start she wanted to own a business.

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What story does your building or office communicate about your business? Candice Campbell, Founder and Creative Director of Nimble. Design Co. shares insight for aligning your company voice with all aspects of the business, including your workspace.

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Planning today for tomorrow. Faye Sykes, NSSA, CLTC, National Social Security Advisor and CEO of Social Security Benefit Planners joins Eric to highlight steps all entrepreneurs can take to protect their retirement income.

Faye shares what inspired her to enter into this niche market and add on to her current services to help both new and existing clients and expand her business.

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“The product will follow after the tribe.” Samantha Hodgkins, Founder and Chief FireStarter at SparkFire Active joins Eric to highlight strategies for releasing a new product into the market and tips for navigating challenges new startups often face.

During the show, Eric and Samantha discuss kicking the cube, the product creation process, and how giving to others brings business back to you in-turn.

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“Everyday we strive to create awareness and reduce the stigma around epilepsy.” Aly Clift, Executive Director of Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, joins Eric on the show to discuss the various types of epilepsy and how employers can be prepared to recognize and help employees dealing with seizures.

Aly also highlights the Foundation’s new initiative, EFWorks 4U, taking place on March 31st in Atlanta, geared towards educating employer partners and providing information on the benefits of hiring those with epilepsy.

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Audra Richmond, Founder of Building Big Brands Agency, joins Eric to discuss why we need social equity and how entrepreneurs, small business owners and executive leaders can stake their claim. Audria details specific steps to building your personal brand through social media, marketing, content creation and website presence.

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Timing is everything. Kenneth Joe Sr. shares what inspired him to run for office in South Fulton. What’s the difference between a county and a city? Eric and Kenneth discuss and talk leadership, transparency, budgets and more.

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Husband and wife team, Scott and Sharon Specker with Five Star Painting of Suwanee join Eric and Susan in studio to discuss their move from the corporate world to individually owning a franchise. Scott highlights how his experience in social media and marketing translates across the board, but hiring is a whole new bear to tackle. Remember - the first 3 years of a new business are always the hardest!

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“When you value a person for who they are, it will show up in your business.” Jason Adler, Professional Coach, Speaker, and Trainer with Adler Coaching Group highlights the importance of investing in your team to build a successful business. Eric, Susan and Jason discuss the cycle of business, putting people first and tips for creating a great corporate culture.

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“Entrepreneurship is an art.” The best way to become a successful entrepreneur is to spend time with and learn from other successful entrepreneurs. Karen Robinson Cope, Rajan Palanisamy, Ajay Jindia and Amyn Sadruddin of TiE Atlanta join Eric and Susan to discuss getting connected, giving back and their upcoming conference, TiECON.

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What’s really going on behind your latest selfie? 

Eric Holtzclaw and Susan McMullen talk with Larissa May, Founder of #HALFTHESTORY. Larissa shares the events that inspired her to start this social media movement and reminds us that there are two sides to every story. Often, we only see the “final success” for an accomplished entrepreneur; we rarely see the climb (and fall) it took to reach the top.

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Listen in to hear the story behind  Think Ideally, how it got started and the important problem it's solving in the market today. Join us as Cara and Nicole share their innovative ideas that they are bringing to entrepreneurs and startup companies to help them grow their businesses in the technology space.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/1R1LCjL

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Join us on this episode for an in-depth education about the app development process as well as the story of how Adekunle was able to enter that highly-competitive market. Adekunle shares his interesting experience with his newest venture, Thoddy App, the problem that it is solving, and how it's currently doing within the marketplace.

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This week’s guest on The Better You Project is the founder and CEO of Badger Freight Tracking, creators of the Badger Freight Tracking app. Their app provides an elegant solution to the drastic need for affordable real-time freight tracking in the transportation and logistics industry.

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Mark joins us to share his entrepreneurial journey to developing My Cloud Cure into an innovative, successful business. He pulls back the curtain on the obstacles and the lessons learned in the process as well the big wins he achieved along the way. Tune in to discover some game-changing tips from Mark about developing a business, providing a great service to your clients and much, much more!

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On this episode of The Better You Project, Eric Atwood joins us to share his incredible journey. Eric is a writer, speaker, coach, facilitator and founder of New Thinking New Being. He has held director-level marketing and communication roles in the corporate world and founded three separate businesses. Eric is a Certified Speaking Circles facilitator, has lived in several countries and traveled worldwide.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1LCIeMc

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We invited Lupa and was later joined by her daughter Claire, to talk about Lupa’s incredible journey, culminating to her organic and life-saving products on the shelves of over 20 Whole Foods stores in Georgia. Listen in as Lupa shares her inspiring experiences, working out of Progressive Medical as a lifestyle consultant and a natural food chef for cancer patients, as well the lessons she during that time. Don’t miss this informative episode that might just save your life.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1OB9zzk

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Tana is the author of the Graduate's Guide to Money, a book devoted to helping people understand the basics of money and money management. The material laid out in that book is everything Tana wishes she had known about money when she got out of college.

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On this episode, Anna talks about following her passion and getting into the fashion industry to help people look their best and reflect who they really are and what they consider important. Listen in to find out how she was able to build her image consulting business and how you can follow in her footsteps and break into that unique market. Don't miss this fun  and informative episode as well as Anna's tips for aspiring image consultants.

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Jeff joins us to share his journey of building Moonlighting into a company, from coming up with the idea for the on-demand-workforce app all the way to getting funded and becoming a highly successful business. Listen in as he imparts some game-changing advice that is sure to help you build a successful company and a better you!

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We invited Geoff to talk about his incredible journey of founding and growing 352 into a highly successful business. Tune in to hear Geoff's his innovative ideas for expanding his company and creating a unique culture of success as well as sound advice that can  help you turn your business into a thriving enterprise

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Myra McElhaney is a writer and speaker who helps people to "Enjoy Life and Do Good" by working with purpose, living with passion and making a difference.

With over 20 years’ experience in keynotes, corporate training and writing, she is author of "Mama Always Says…" and "Musings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May not Matter" and co-author of "The Sun Sisters Guide to the Girlfriends Perfect Beach Vacation and CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success.

A popular speaker for companies, associations and conferences, Myra is often asked to do keynote or breakout sessions on topics related to workplace relationships or topics specific to women. You can find information about her blogs and speaking topics at www.MyraMcElhaney.com

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Mark Peterson is the owner and founder of Paraline, a Veteran Owned Small Business in Atlanta, Georgia.

Paraline is a facilitator of opportunity. They partner with their clients to empower them during
the design process helping them unlock their creative potential while crafting a design
which best represents their organization's brand identity.

Mr. Peterson is a Registered Architect with more than nine years of experience working
closely with governmental, commercial and non-profit clients on a diverse range of
sustainable projects. Before graduating from Auburn University's School of Architecture
with honors Mr. Peterson served six years in the US Air Force.

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Brian talked to The "Better You" Project about starting his own faith based electrical company, B & R Electrical Services and the life-altering events that led up to that, including 12 years with an Atlanta based company, being electrocuted, and his recovery. Prior to the accident, he felt as though he had reached his full potential and wondered if he even had a continued future with that company.

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