American Dreamers

Bookkeeping Express Chris Lee

Their motto is "clear your mind and your desk".  I personally, would love to clear out my mind.  But the issue for me, and perhaps other entrepreneurs is:  who do you trust to manage, organize and track all your financial information? Our culture isn't so open about money as it is, but for the success of a business having a good handle on your cash can be vital.  Tune in and listen to Chris Lee, who runs a franchise with unique systems to help you build that handle so you can focus on building your business. 

AND to help you start the de-cluttering process Chris is offering this special promotion:

> Free business assessment
> Waive set-up fee (normally $200)
> 50% off first month's recurring service

http://bookkeepingexpress.com/
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My Artisano Foods

Ever wonder why the photographer tells you to say "cheese" before they take the picture?  It's because cheese makes us happy, that's why.  And this week's guest is a man who makes a lot of people happy.  Eduardo Rodriguez, the proprietor of My Artisano Foods tells us a few secrets to making fine fresh artisan cheeses. And if you want to try your hand at it, check out his public workshop this October 13 Monday night from 6pm to 8pm at Gorman Heritage Farms. 

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Breadbasket Bakery

Entrepreneurs can and do almost anything.  But one of the most important and painful things that we entrepreneurs must learn to do is to know when to stop.  Our love for our business or the families it supports or the idea it represents may fuel the tank, but it doesn't pay the bills.  Tune in to hear how one woman came to that decision-making point.  And find out how you can learn that lesson without paying the tuition.

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Best Friend Errand

Who can you call to buy peanuts for your peacock?  Who would pick up stuff from a grocery store for Grandma when you live out of town?   Your ran a holiday gift boutique at the office and now you have 1200 presents that need to be wrapped, and your office manager is avoiding your gaze.  Who can you call?  No, not Ghostbusters.  Sue Glew of Best Friend Errand Service.  But it'd be fun to see Bill Murray buying peanuts for the peacock.   

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C’est Cheese

There's a word for a woman who cashes in her life savings, buys a truck off of Craigslist and dreams of selling grilled cheese sandwiches.  And no, the word isn't 'Crazy'.  'Crazy' is just the adjective.  Meet Emily Frank and hear the story behind the C'est Cheese Food Truck.  You'll think she's crazy smart, too.

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WiBN Leadership Development Conference

How far would you go to develop stronger leadership muscles?  How about growing your professional networks?  Or maybe you'd be interested in building a support team that incorporates business life into your personal well-being. Well, you're in luck, this September, there IS one conference you can (and should) attend that will offer you more ways to grow and be successful than you may have had previously.  Tune in or watch the video.  Sure, bring the popcorn.

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Solica Construction

Following a dream is always a risk, an exhiliration, terrifying one.  But walking away from a really good paying job with great opportunities for growth and advancement to follow a dream takes a different kind of dreamer.  One that may border on being a little crazy.  Samir Kulkarni, thankfully, IS a little crazy because that's what he did.  His business is doing so well, he has in a very short period of time garnered many awards and acknowledgements of his success.  Of course, it helps tremendously that he was crazy AND smart enough to recruit his wife and partner, Ami Kulkarni to also leave a great position with P&G to build Solica Construction to what it is today.  But stay tuned, these are two people to watch because who knows what else they're crazy enough to do.

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Zinover Mobile Kitchen

He's bringing it back.  The Zinover, a deep fried piece of gooey deliciousness was once a beloved food item offered only at Zino's, a locally owned restaurant chain.  A former busboy, dishwasher and cook, John Humphrey (also, son of the original owners) is bringing the Zinover back and he's bringing it to a neighborhood near you.  Tune in.

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Dave Willacker Cincinnati Circus Company

Some of us dream of becoming presidents, doctors, video game beta testers or restaurant critics.  But who dreams of having elephants in his backyard?  Dave Willacker, that's who.  He also dreamt of bring the Trapeze to Cincinnati, while on vacation with his wife to DC.  He succeeded in doing that and has thus brought the dream of flying on the trapeze to any Cincinnatian with $55 bucks in their pocket.  We love Dave.

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Soapbox Cincinnati

Cincinnati has had the reputation of being a bit conservative, cautious, tight and even behind the times.  But that's not true any more and Soapbox Cincinnati is telling us all about it.  We are moving and shaking, there's a change afoot and Michael Sarason writes about it.  An online magazine that Cincinnatians may find worth discovering because SoapBox Cincinnati helps you discover the neighborhoods that are in your own backyard.  

Check out the video of the interview here:
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