Corey Drushal of Bad Girl Ventures brings us the latest winners of their BGV program. Bad Girl Ventures runs a nine week program of mentoring and coursework twice a year where women can fine tune their business plan and enhance their business acumen to realize maximum success. The women entrepreneurs then compete for a 25k low interest loan. The winners of the second half of 2014 are Norton Flooring and All Care Navigators. Tune in to hear their first hand experience of the program to see if it may be for you?
There's Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Yelp, and Foursquare among others. What am I talking about? Ways to get found online. But even before those mega platforms are used, you need to do one thing...talk to Renee Reed of BizIdentity.
Breaking out on your own is tough and rewarding, and it's generally not the path that most medical professionals take. Meet audiologist and entrepreneur Dr. Kim Combs. She joins us for our Sunday to Market with Ernie Dimalanta of Dimalanta Design Group to talk about branding and marketing strategies.
You hear us promote Community Blend Coffee shop and cafe, but this show is about the people of the non profit organization who have followed a vision from twenty years ago. The vision is to help poor and disadvantaged communities rebuild and revitalize their neighborhoods through business ownership. This is really the heart of the American Dream.
Cincinnati has many unsung treasures, one of them is the Goering Center. This is a nationally recognized and respected organization that serves family-owned businesses only. They are a center of education, community and resources that have helped many Cincinnati families grow their businesses to become icons of success. LaRosa's, Dewey's Pizza, Graeter's are just a few of their members. I guess they come to mind readily because I like eating
For thousands of businesses Facebook has been the single most influential social media channel to get sales, create brand awareness and grow a customer base. Well, that is going to be a bit different in 2015. Facebook has changed the landscape once again and it's going to hit micro-businesses and solopreneurs very hard. Tune in to our conversation with Linda Lee The Social Media Quarterback, and get some touchdown ideas for your playbook.
More marketing thoughts with Ernie Dimalanta. This is going to be an ongoing special Sunday, so set your calendars, bring your pencils or thumbs, and get ready to take some notes. Tune in and crack the marketing nut that's holding your company from reaching the next level.
Who hasn't said at one point or another: "I hate my computer!" The fact is that technology changes so quickly it's hard to get a handle on things. And at other times computers just break down and chew up all our data or locks our system or refuses to cooperate. So where do you go for help? You may have an IT department, or a contract service provider for that. But if you're a small business and you've relied on a "techie" type employee, or your kids, or YouTube videos or a big box outfit then you are spinning a roulette wheel with your business' data. We are all dependent on computers to run our businesses yet we don't have great, tested and reliable ways to protect that. So, enough proselytizing, just sit up and pay attention, better yet, take notes. And here's what you write down: Call Steve Pollack at Computer Xpress. This is the guy who is your IT department whether you're a small business or a individual with computer pain. He'll take the frustration out and help you love your computer again.
A hidden gem in a historic and romantic area of Cincinnati: The Village of Glendale. Robin Thomas owns and runs The Glendalia, a boutique hotel and culinary studio. Both hotel and culinary studio are designed to offer unique and elegant experiences. Robin is familiar with running business that have an historic connection to their communities but her plans for growth and new services are designed with a modern understanding of what people want and need now. Tune in or better yet, visit The Glendalia Boutique Hotel and enjoy a delicious, pampered experience.
Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance is bringing their second annual BuyCincy event to a neighborhood near you. CiNBA is the only business alliance in the US to have partnered with a university. Together CiNBA and Xavier University are working to create thriving communities of small businesses and non-profits through workshops, programs and peer support. Membership to CiNBA isn't required, but it's very affordable and opens the access to more powerful resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. American Dreamers are a proud supporter of CiNBA. Go to www.gcinba.org for more information. Tell them you're a Dreamer, too.