Build Your Best Business

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.

Direct download: EVH.02.20.17.Show.Edited_audio.mp3
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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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