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Hosts Jesse Torres and Sid Voorakkara, cofounders of Small Business Front Inc., have important and valuable conversations with guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success.
 
Welcome to Create New Futures. Every episode, best-selling author and host Aviv Shahar will explore ideas and insights that can awaken and inspire you to the opportunities you have to create new futures for you, your family, your teams, and for your business. Life is too short to not be engaged in fascinating conversations that open, inspire and unleash new ways of thinking and seeing possibilities and beauty. Through Create New Futures, Aviv will engage in conversation with leaders and expe ...
 
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Listen to the Leverage podcast to learn from entrepreneurs, thought leaders, & business efficiency experts. Hosted by Leverage Founder & CEO Nick Sonnenberg. Get Leverage to work smarter--not harder. Leverage offers team training & consulting packages to optimize business workflow. Get the right tools, systems & processes to increase efficiency, boost marketing, & increase top-line & bottom-line revenue. Visit www.getleverage.com/podcast & book your 15-minute intro call to find out what Leve ...
 
Managing a small team or business comes with a unique set of challenges. With limited resources and man power - it's easy for things to often times feel chaotic and out of your control. How can you as a leader accomplish your goals while keeping your team engaged, effective, and accountable? This podcast will give you practical strategies that you can implement now to lead your team or business to reach it's fullest potential.
 
You won’t find fluff here. I don’t waste your time with a bunch of yammering about things that don’t matter. You won’t sit through endless commercials. I have no sponsors. You and I are going to have regular meetings on the things that matter most to you in your business and entrepreneurial lifestyle. I’ll share successes and failures. Nothing is off limits. You will enjoy topics including: Entrepreneurship, business, marketing, advertising, Facebook marketing, entrepreneurial travel, person ...
 
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We are joined today by Renee King the CEO of FundBLACKFounders, a Black owned crowdfunding platform for Black founders and entrepreneurs. Renee shares how to utilize online platforms and resources in order to obtain the funds your business needs to take off and succeed. She defines the difference between non-dilutive and diluted capital, and how im…
 
When it comes to planning a new business, prioritizing is key. Today we welcome onto the show a very special guest, Tony Whatley, a best selling author, creator, podcaster, and startup entrepreneur. Tony is best known as the co-founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community with over 300,000 members that sold for millions! He has taken on the r…
 
Elliot Roe is a hypnotherapist and mindset optimization coach who has worked with everyone from Olympic medalists to Hollywood actors, CEOs and Wall Street traders—and today, he joins Nick on the podcast to discuss how he makes it all happen. After getting his start working with professional poker players, he has helped his clients generate hundred…
 
Burnout is one of the largest challenges that small business owners face today. The amount of work and responsibilities that build up can feel like a landslide that quickly buries you. Anyone can experience burnout, but with the proper tools you can avoid getting too lost or overwhelmed in your work. Today we are joined by Christina Barsi, the prod…
 
Colin Hunter is the Chief Executive Officer of Potential Squared, an organization whose purpose is to create a global playground that disrupts the way people collaborate and lead. They teach organizations how to build a workplace culture that is less like a classroom and is more like a playground, a place filled with opportunities to take risks and…
 
Psychiatrist, executive coach, podcast host and 9-time bestselling author Dr. Mark Goulston is back on the podcast for part 2 of his conversation with Nick! If you haven't listened to part 1, be sure to go back and check it out here. Today, Nick and Mark continue their conversation around what it means to be a productive and successful business lea…
 
When it comes to running a business, no matter how big or small, it’s all about consistently delivering an exceptional product. You have to keep your brand in mind every single time you engage with your customers. We are so excited to welcome back Mark Villalovos onto the show once again! Mark is the Senior Director of Operations Implementation at …
 
Psychiatrist, executive coach, podcast host and 9-time bestselling author Dr. Mark Goulston shares advice for navigating the challenging interpersonal & intrapersonal situations to which every single human can relate. His signature strategies--like surgical empathy and assertive vulnerability--provide an invaluable road map to becoming a better lea…
 
When you fall it is imperative to get back up and try again. You should never let failure stop you from something you are supposed to do, instead take it as a learning opportunity. We are joined today by the Founder of PodMatch and host of the Creating a Brand podcast, Alex Sanfilippo. He is here today to help us understand the best way to take cal…
 
As we know, all good things come to an end. But sometimes, that end also means a new beginning. With 3 hosts, 305 episodes, 6 years, 1 award, and thousands of listens, our unique podcast has seen a great deal of success! With success comes the opportunity to improve. So, as they say, out with the old, and in with the new! Join Becca Davis, Director…
 
Named the Top Startup Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaches Awards in London, Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly 20 years. Her new book, “From Start-up to Grown-Up”, shares Alisa’s knowledge & experience from working with executives at companies like Etsy, Venmo, a…
 
How do you know when to take the leap to start or expand your business? Today we are joined by founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc, Alicia Butler Pierre to help us answer these questions. She’s an organization expert as well as a podcast host, who encourages us to do our best by embracing our natural abilities. We dig into her journey and how she fo…
 
COVID has reworked the way everything from manufacturing to the hospitality industry works, and, with that, comes a new world for firms looking to drive down their tax bills through allowable depreciation. John Hanning is Principal at Specialty Tax Group and he’s here to talk about how we can optimize the current, post-pandemic tax landscape to our…
 
Organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy is on the podcast this week to discuss his upcoming book, The Gap and The Gain: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success, that he's co-authored with Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach and world's #1 entrepreneurial coach. In The Gap and The Gain, Ben and Dan explain why…
 
On today’s episode we’re excited to be joined by our attorney, Alex Bruno of the Bruno Group Inc. Alex works with small businesses and entrepreneurs alike to help them set up their own successful ventures by preventing any and all legal obstacles. He guides us through the proper steps and legal processes needed in order to bring our ideas to fruiti…
 
Tom Chiarella is the CEO and Founder of Resonance AI, an organization that identifies the building blocks of their clients’ content and tells them, simply, what worked. Tom has had a lifelong passion for technology, great product design and for building innovative businesses. Tom was also the co-founder and Chief Executive of Questra. He has since …
 
Why are you looking to entrepreneurship? What strengths will you leverage to be successful, and how will you create a strategy when things don’t go as planned? On today’s episode, we focus on how you can move forward in your entrepreneurial journey by bringing you the get-started checklist. We’ll share with you how to decide when to hire and trust …
 
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, it’s clear our pandemic woes aren’t going anywhere for a while – and neither are the issues left in its wake. For key industries like manufacturing, many have been left to wonder what can we do now? And what happens next? CPA and senior manager here at Rea, Andrew Geiser, is joining us today to unpack some of th…
 
According to Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital and one of the most accomplished venture capitalists in the world, “striving for perfection in your business can be detrimental”. In this episode, we had the special opportunity to hear this advice directly from the record-breaking Arlan Hamilton herself. Arlan’s com…
 
Cyber-attacks happen every day. With the rise of virtual reliance, many say that cyber-attacks are the largest modern threat to businesses today – and for good reason. Since 2003, October has been recognized as cyber security awareness month. Cybersecurity expert at Rea, Ty Whittenburg, joins us today to discuss the importance of cybersecurity and …
 
We have a big announcement to share! We’re introducing our latest endeavor, Small Business Front, a start-up designed to create community, resources, and tools for the small business owner. Using our new platform, we will bring you various business experts, provide updated resources, and answer your burning questions. The journey is lonely and burn…
 
We know that the last few years have changed so many things – the way we work, do business, and even interact with each other. In these changing times, how can organizations continue to keep their data safe, and cyber threats at bay? Mark Dowd, Chief Development Officer at InfoGPS, discusses what every organization should have in their tool box to …
 
2021 has been utterly dominated by the aftermath of COVID-related changes to the industry and the world. But how, specifically, has that impacted insurance? While often overlooked, insurance is an investment that protects your hard work, and your business, no matter what comes next. So what do you need to know about insurance now that the world has…
 
Aaron Hurst is the CEO and co-founder of Imperative, a peer-coaching platform that unlocks the power of peers to support and help each other become increasingly more effective and fulfilled. Aaron is an expert on the science of purpose at work and the author of The Purpose Economy. As the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron catalyzed the $15 b…
 
Employee Stock Ownership Plans continue to grow in popularity. Today, more and more owners are considering ESOPs as their ideal succession strategy. They realize that it’s a great way to empower their team and promote continued business growth – long after they retire. We’re going to answer the big question business owners are asking concerning ESO…
 
Episode 25: Cyber security and cyber theft are real issues for small business owners. There are now cyber liability insurance policies available to cover you, should you fall victim. In this episode, I interview Beth Combs and David Goheen from Gallagher, a large insurance company providing multi-line insurance, risk management and consulting servi…
 
Strategic planning is an oxymoronic term. While vision and strategy are back from the future inquiry, planning is the endeavor to move from today to the future. Though we need both approaches, they are not the same activity and they each require a different mindset. In many companies, strategic effort is not strategic at all. Rather, it is a financ…
 
When you think of Labor Day, you might be thankful for a day off and thinking about spending time with family or relaxing. But did you know that, annually, the week of Labor Day is National Payroll Week? Founded in 1996 by the American Payroll Association, National Payroll Week celebrates employees and the payroll professionals that pay them. While…
 
With the rise of virtual work, and a stronger reliance on virtual tech in the workforce, achieving clear and productive communication within your work team can be harder than ever. How can you sense someone’s true intentions behind the keyboard? How do you achieve a true connection with your team when so much of our lives are virtual? Is your messa…
 
In less than a year, private companies will be required to adopt the new standard for accounting for leases. This means those who follow generally accepted accounting principles and carry leases are in for some pretty big changes. Jim Suttie, a principal on Rea’s lease accounting task force, is here to provide some much-needed insight into what thi…
 
Adam Wray is the founder and CEO of AstrumU, a Seattle-based data science startup that translates educational experiences into economic opportunity. Adam held a variety of senior leadership and founding roles at data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud, and machine learning-focused companies. He was one of the founders and the CEO of Tier 3, a public s…
 
A wise, yet fictional character once said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Well, the same can be said about retirement. You can plan and strategize and plan some more – right up until the day you receive your last paycheck – and still be shocked by how different your expectations were from reality. Today we…
 
2021 has been another crazy year for everybody and businesses everywhere continue to feel the pinch of a recovering economy. Even though federal and state government entities continue to do what they can to ease the burden on our business sector, there continue to be questions and concerns when it comes to taxes and regulatory requirements. On this…
 
Richard Craib is on the podcast this week to discuss how he and his company are building the last hedge fund—Numerai. Richard has found that virtually all hedge funds today are continuously duplicating research and strategies. This lack of originality leads to less than stellar performance, and makes it difficult for new funds with original ideas t…
 
The addition of robotic process automation in the workplace has been a spicy topic over the last few years. But, as you might expect, there are a lot of concerns out there – especially among those in the workforce who are worried that robotics will eventually be a replacement for the hard work we humans do every day. We’re going to separate fact fr…
 
Back in March, we learned a lot about managed service providers versus managed security service providers. Today, Jorn Baxstrom and Shawn Richardson are back to talk about the operational differences between the two and whether the service provider you’re currently working with is focused on helping you hunt for problems in your business... or thre…
 
Jody Williamson is on the podcast this week to discuss the art and psychology of sales. He is on a mission to help high-level salespeople separate themselves from the sleazy "used car salesman" stereotype by listening more, talking less, and helping their prospects discover the sale for themselves. With over 25 years of experience and having worked…
 
Jon Herlocker is the Founder and CEO of Tignis, a company that provides a physics-driven software solution for managing industrial assets, processes, and operations. Jon is a technology entrepreneur, an experienced executive with a long leadership history in big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Before building his company, he was CTO of …
 
These days, company culture is everything – especially with so many businesses competing for top talent. When a prospective employee is considering multiple opportunities, a winning company culture can ultimately seal the deal. What are you doing to improve yours? Culture design strategist, Steve Chaparro, has helped companies transform their workp…
 
If you could work smarter and not harder, wouldn’t you? Most of us are looking for ways to maximize our time and work as efficiently as possible. Jillian Carpenter is an associate on Rea’s client advisory services team where she spends a lot of time with technology. She’s going to share some of the many virtues of QuickBooks Online with us and, ult…
 
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