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...]

How to Build a Business & Get Acquired: My Conversation with Jim Kras

Jim-Kras

On Monday, 6/03 I was fortunate enough to reconnect with Jim Kras, Chief Marketing Officer of Inergetics and seasoned marketer turned entrepreneur. We last spoke in September, 2011, nearly 21 months ago to the day, about his start-up at the time, Whole Products Group, which back then, was a nascent, two year old company. In our discussion on Monday evening, we speak about … [Read more...]

Dave Herman: The Story of How He Worked 100 Jobs in 1 year

Dave Herman

Congratulations on completing 100 jobs in 1 year! For those who are unaware of your project, why did you embark on this initiative? Why did I embark on this project? After I was finished being an NBC page in October 2011, I started doing some freelancing and started talking to people. There was one week that I was working 5 different jobs. I thought, “Wow, this is pretty neat, … [Read more...]