American Dreamers

Dimalanta Design Group

Marketing is a contest for people's attention - Seth Godin

That's true, but I think it's only half true.  The first half of that thought has to do with knowing who you are, what you do and why you do it.  Those three questions can launch a company from a business to a brand.  Ernie Dimalanta knows a few things about launching brands.  He's built his company, Dimalanta Design Group into a crazy successful marketing firm and brand management company.  And he's done it by helping other companies win the contest. 
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Carol Prewitt Civility and Etiquette Training

She's 5'4" and weighs 120 pounds with her suit and purse, but she's got the boxing gloves hiding in that purse.  Carol Prewitt is a Consultant in Civility and Etiquette and no, that's not about how many forks or who sits at the head of a conference table. Her work is about more than manners, it is an important piece of our success not only as individuals, but also as business professionals and members of a community. Sit up straight, don't chew with your mouth open and listen up.  You'll learn something and it will make you better for it.

If you'd like to contact her please do so by email or phone and let her know that you are an American Dreamer.
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Hylant Group Rachel Meeks

It's time to get an update on the Affordable Health Care Act.  But since our show is only an hour long, we can only get into a brief summary of some of the upcoming hurdles.  However, one of the ways that you and I can use this legislation for the forces of good is to embrace programs like the Wellness program that Hylant has put in place. With a huge success rate and lowered premiums it helps take the sting out of the rest of Obamacare.  

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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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