My Conversation with Entrepreneur & Business Owner Steve Goedeker

Goedeker's

  Before we dive into the story of Goedeker's, I would love to hear more about your background prior to starting Goedeker's and a little bit more about the history of the store. My dad started Goedeker's in 1951 by repairing TV's in his basement. Soon after he opened a TV repair shop and then a few years later started selling TV's - I would work with my dad after … [Read more...]

My Conversation with J.Y. Ping, Founder of 7Sage.com

7Sage Logo

Disruptors have a certain way of seeing change before change actually takes place. J.Y. Ping is one of those individuals. During the last three years he has been working tirelessly to build 7sage.com, an online LSAT prep company that is offering shorter, more engaging courses at a fraction of the cost. JY's goal: to disrupt legal education. Three years in, he's doing a heck … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Mike Glezos

Entrepreneurship

"This is an important thing to understand: always being humble enough to realize that you don’t know everything. There’s someone out there who can teach you something." – Mike Glezos, March 27th 2014 Last month I was fortunate enough to speak with Mike Glezos, vice president of digital marketing at corpNet and founder of Biz Name Wiz, a business naming agency. During our … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Pizza Dude: How Two Students Built a Pizza Company & a Brand

BBQ Chicken - PizzaDude

18 and 20 year old college students rarely make pizza, heck they rarely make any type of food. They’re more likely to order ‘za at 2am to quench their insatiable appetites. Adam Folta had a different idea. Instead of spending his Thursday evenings buying pizza from a local shop in Greencastle, Indiana, home of DePauw University, he began buying DiGiorno pizzas in bulk and … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Helen Anzalone Gordon & Her “You Can Fight” App

You Can Fight App, From Helen Anzalone Gordon

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I know that you have a 6-year old daughter and that you’re a 3rd degree black belt. What spurred you to create the “I Can Fight” App that has earned you such great national acclaim? I have always wanted to be a black belt. When I moved out to California, I decided this was a  good time to start training. I started training and I … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Scott Holloway…on his Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Two weeks ago, Scott Holloway, a 25-year old finance professional, met face-to-face with Gary Vaynerchuk, the CEO and founder of Vaynermedia, founder of WineLibrary TV and author of several best-selling books. In our conversation, Scott speaks about how he connected with Gary via Twitter, his conversation with Gary and the power of soft connections. Anyone looking to grow … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Jon Morrow, a Story of Inspiration and Perseverance

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There are moments in your life when you meet someone who absolutely changes your perspective on the meaning of perseverance, facing and beating challenges and being a success story when the odds are stacked against you. Jon Morrow changed my perspective on Wednesday evening. He wasn’t supposed to survive past the age of 3 due to a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He suffered … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Dave Kelly on Change, Moving & Making Tough Decisions

Moving Across the Country

On Tuesday night I caught up with Dave Kelly, a 25-year old internet marketer and 3-year resident of New York City about his decision to leave his job, friends and family in New York City to pursue new opportunities in San Diego. We speak about the challenges of moving across the country, why change is difficult and the first thing he is going to do once he arrives in San Diego … [Read more...]

The Sauces Guru: My Follow-up Conversation with Larry Sombke

Larry's Southwestern Sauces

....On Thursday, June 20, I was lucky enough to reconnect with Larry Sombke, founder and owner of Larry’s Southwestern Sauces. I first spoke with Larry in March, 2012, about the inspiration behind founding this company, how he reaches and has grown his customer base and how he engages customers through digital channels. In this follow-up conversation, Larry and I discuss how … [Read more...]