Blow Away The Competition Business Talk

Blow Away The Competition Business Talk

  • Learning to Put PEOPLE First

    Mar 21, 2014 | 51 min
    This episode is all about connecting with people on a deeper level to help build the relationships that grow our businesses. Deb Calvert, author of the DISCOVER Questions TM book series, and founder of People First Productivity Solutions, chats with Nicole “Real Deal” Peretti about her company’s mission. PFPS focuses on helping businesses build organizational strength by putting people first. The PFPS mission is to boost company productivity through people development. The discussion is full of great tips and ideas on how better connect with your customers, coworkers, employees, and even yourself. The ladies share some great stories and a few laughs along the way. Listen in for some great ad...
  • Bringing New Services to an Old Industry

    Mar 18, 2014 | 51 min
    Our guest is Brandi Kurtyka, owner of myCNAjobs.com, a Healthcare Research company headquartered in Chicago. She and Steve come from the same industry and have a lot of shared experiences they discuss. This episode was chock-full of tips for people who are considering starting a business. Brandi did a ton of research to bring her unique idea to fruition, and you can certainly learn a lot from her experiences as she tells her story to Steve and our listeners. They discussed writing a business plan, market research, startup costs, and so much more! Steve and Brandi were inspiring each other this episode. Enjoy the show! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Ra...
  • Susan Heaton Wright: Expert Communicator

    Mar 18, 2014 | 51 min
    This episode is packed with valuable information on professional communicating. Our guest, Susan Heaton Wright of Executive Voice, UK, shares her story and insight with co-host Nicole “The Real Deal” Peretti. Susan believes that “every conversation is a performance” and that stems from her background as an opera singer, into her current role working with her clients on improving their communication in a variety of business situations. Susan and Nicole discuss a variety of topics including; active listening, preparation, public speaking, mirroring, and many other aspects of and tips for good communication. We end with Susan’s “Telephone Challenge” for the month of April. Tune in to learn some...
  • Extreme Sandbox - Think Like A Kid!

    Feb 28, 2014 | 51 min
    We covered SO MANY great marketing tips in this episode! Co-host “Real Deal” Nicole Peretti and guest, Randy Stenger of Extreme Sandbox discussed the importance of Power Partners, vanity phone numbers, social media marketing, working with family, and so much more. In this episode, we highlight the importance of having fun and enjoying what you do. Randy took an idea from one of his sons and turned it into a weekend operation, which has steadily grown to become a year-round business. Extreme Sandbox is a Heavy Equipment Adventure company that puts people in the driver’s seat of real excavators and bulldozers in a controlled and safe environment. Yes, they let people PLAY on the heavy equipmen...
  • Growing the Business in a Tough Industry

    Feb 26, 2014 | 51 min
    This show was inspiring in so many ways! Kate Hamilton, the owner of Mourningcross, is a female business owner, from Ireland, working in the funeral industry, and transitioning into the American marketplace to expand her company. We covered so many wonderful topics in this episode, including trade shows, international expansion, doing your due diligence, and creating Power Partners. If you are miserable at your job, follow Kate’s advice and take a leap of faith! Enjoy the show! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
  • Sharing Our Value with Others

    Feb 26, 2014 | 53 min
    Teddy Fattoross has been inspiring over one million people to be THE BEST that they can be for the past 25 years. Teddy has the knowledge and experience to lead programs on a wide variety of topics, as well as deliver the keynote address for your meeting, in-service and/or conference. He has been featured on national TV, radio programs, newspapers and provides over 300 programs each year for groups as small as 5 and as large as 5,000. His topics range from sales and customer service to teamwork and leadership, communicating effectively, relationship building, values and ethics. This is an inspiring episode and gives tips for those who would like to become a motivational speaker. Enjoy the sh...
  • Design A Tea – Making Dreams A Reality

    Feb 26, 2014 | 51 min
    This week’s guest, Brian Pfeiffer, shares his story of how a recurring dream was the inspiration for his business. Design A Tea is a web-based business that brings choice to the marketplace. The simple concept of giving customers control over what type of tea, flavors, herbs, and packaging is what sets this company apart from other artisan tea blending companies. Brian and Steve discuss how the business was started and what it took to see a profit. This is a fun episode that gives some great insight to potential business owners. Follow your dreams and learn from our mistakes. Enjoy the show! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio....
  • EHR Evolution – Woman-owned Partnership

    Feb 26, 2014 | 52 min
    This episode features our first business partnership. EHR Evolution is a professional service firm, specializing in healthcare IT solutions, including electronic health records. Both owners, Vandana Toteja and Marcela Maamari share their experience on finding, working with, and sharing responsibilities with another person. This is a woman-owned business and we enjoyed hearing the insight these guests gave to our listeners. Enjoy the show! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
  • Blow Away The Competition 01/15/2014

    Jan 31, 2014 | 52 min
    Steve “The Hurricane” Weiss and co-host Nicole “The Real Deal” Peretti discuss what the first year in business is like for a small company. They have both been business owners, and have dealt with plenty of challenges along the way. This is the show to get to know who they are and what they are about. Hear how to stay motivated, get tips and strategies, and learn from people who have been through it, so you can avoid the same mistakes. This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
  • Blow Away The Competition 01/08/2014

    Jan 31, 2014 | 51 min
    Our first Subject Matter Expert of the year is Robert Mandelberg of Streambank Media, LLC (AKA GhostTweeting.com). His business is a full-service social media marketing company. They specialize in the creation and management of high-impact social media campaigns for entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, executives, and small business. He teaches our listeners 5 simple strategies that entrepreneurs can do to boost their social media presence. This is GREAT information and definitely something you do not want to miss. Get your pen and paper ready for this one! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (htt...
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/13/2013

    Dec 20, 2013 | 51 min
    Ian Koons is the founder, President and CEO of Patient Ready Clinicians LLC. As CEO of Patient Ready Clinicians LLC, Ian is responsible for setting and leading the company’s overall direction and strategy. Prior to founding Patient Ready Clinicians LLC, Ian was the Director of Staffing and Recruiting for a national recruitment firm in Washington DC. In this role, Ian provided oversight for all recruiting and staffing efforts in the Washington DC metro market. Early in his career, Ian held sales/marketing positions with both ESPN and Clear Channel. Ian received his B.S from Eastern Mennonite University and attended graduate school at University of Pennsylvania. This show is broadcast live on ...
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/13/2013

    Dec 20, 2013 | 51 min
    Ian Koons is the founder, President and CEO of Patient Ready Clinicians LLC. As CEO of Patient Ready Clinicians LLC, Ian is responsible for setting and leading the company’s overall direction and strategy. Prior to founding Patient Ready Clinicians LLC, Ian was the Director of Staffing and Recruiting for a national recruitment firm in Washington DC. In this role, Ian provided oversight for all recruiting and staffing efforts in the Washington DC metro market. Early in his career, Ian held sales/marketing positions with both ESPN and Clear Channel. Ian received his B.S from Eastern Mennonite University and attended graduate school at University of Pennsylvania.
  • Blow Away The Competition 12/04/2013

    Dec 10, 2013 | 51 min
    Etty Lewensztain is the founder and owner of the Plonk Wine Club, a top rated wine of the month club that specializes in bringing its customers an expertly curated selection of artisanal, small batch, and sustainably grown boutique wines from around the globe. If you are trying to find that perfect holiday gift for someone special on your list...may we suggest a gift subscription to our club. Lewensztain was featured in Wine & Spirits magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of top new talent in the wine world and was named an “online impresario” and “smart new wine innovator” in Food & Wine magazine. She has also been featured in FORBES, DETAILS, Snooth.com, Daily Candy’s Los Angeles Edition, Tasting ...
  • Blow Away The Competition 12/04/2013

    Dec 10, 2013 | 51 min
    Etty Lewensztain is the founder and owner of the Plonk Wine Club, a top rated wine of the month club that specializes in bringing its customers an expertly curated selection of artisanal, small batch, and sustainably grown boutique wines from around the globe. If you are trying to find that perfect holiday gift for someone special on your list...may we suggest a gift subscription to our club. Lewensztain was featured in Wine & Spirits magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of top new talent in the wine world and was named an “online impresario” and “smart new wine innovator” in Food & Wine magazine. She has also been featured in FORBES, DETAILS, Snooth.com, Daily Candy’s Los Angeles Edition, Tasting ...
  • Blow Away The Competition 08/16/2013

    Dec 04, 2013 | 52 min
    Christine Ondocin is the owner of Gil & Bert’s, an Ice Cream Shoppe in Cranbury, NJ. She is a great example of how the most successful entrepreneurs always think outside the box. She and her husband lived in a home right on Main Street in the small town and realized that people were always walking up and down the street all day long, past their house. They made the decision to convert the front living room of their house into a walk-up window ice cream shop. They opened their window on April 1, 2008 with an incredible reception from the community and have been growing every year since.
  • Blow Away The Competition 08/16/2013

    Dec 04, 2013 | 52 min
    Christine Ondocin is the owner of Gil & Bert’s, an Ice Cream Shoppe in Cranbury, NJ. She is a great example of how the most successful entrepreneurs always think outside the box. She and her husband lived in a home right on Main Street in the small town and realized that people were always walking up and down the street all day long, past their house. They made the decision to convert the front living room of their house into a walk-up window ice cream shop. They opened their window on April 1, 2008 with an incredible reception from the community and have been growing every year since.
  • Blow Away The Competition 08/09/2013

    Dec 04, 2013 | 51 min
    Marco Iglesia is the owner of InfyNite Entertainment and a Senior Representative & Recruiter for WorldVentures. Marco has had the entrepreneurial spirit inside him all his life and found he had a knack for promoting. He started his company, InfyNite, several years ago when he realized he was doing all the same work already…but for free. His business operates mainly in New Jersey, but he has been known to promote events all over the country. He joined WorldVentures early in 2012 and quickly moved up the ranks with the organization. He focuses on teambuilding in this MLM company and has become a leader to watch.
  • Blow Away The Competition 08/09/2013

    Dec 04, 2013 | 51 min
    Marco Iglesia is the owner of InfyNite Entertainment and a Senior Representative & Recruiter for WorldVentures. Marco has had the entrepreneurial spirit inside him all his life and found he had a knack for promoting. He started his company, InfyNite, several years ago when he realized he was doing all the same work already…but for free. His business operates mainly in New Jersey, but he has been known to promote events all over the country. He joined WorldVentures early in 2012 and quickly moved up the ranks with the organization. He focuses on teambuilding in this MLM company and has become a leader to watch.
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/27/2013

    Dec 02, 2013 | 51 min
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/27/2013

    Dec 02, 2013 | 51 min
    David Hicks is a co-owner of his family’s business, David Bradley Chocolatier, located in Windsor, New Jersey. Dave worked in Finance for seven years after graduating college, before making the drastic career change in 2002 to leave that world and start making chocolate. This change enabled him to have more control as a decision maker for the company, and ultimately more control over his life and future. David Bradley Chocolatier began as a family business nearly 35 years ago with the goal of making delicious chocolates for people to enjoy and share. The original founders’ vision is alive and thriving today, having passed the reigns of the company over to their three children. Today, the cho...
  • Blow Away The Competition Show 11-20-13

    Nov 24, 2013 | 50 min
    Patrick Philbrick is the CEO of Harmony Home Health in Sacramento California. Along with his wife Jennifer, he is the co-founder and director of a compassionate, professional, and top-quality home care business. Having over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and business consulting, it was his passion for serving those in need that led him to start his own business in the Home Healthcare industry.
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/20/2013

    Nov 24, 2013 | 50 min
    Patrick Philbrick is the CEO of Harmony Home Health in Sacramento California. Along with his wife Jennifer, he is the co-founder and director of a compassionate, professional, and top-quality home care business. Having over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and business consulting, it was his passion for serving those in need that led him to start his own business in the Home Healthcare industry. This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com).
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/04/2013

    Nov 15, 2013 | 50 min
    Guest Sherri Santasieri of Body By Vi, found her niche in the Health and Fitness industry by chance and fell into an opportunity to start her business and path to success. Sherri has used the power of Social Media to launch her business has grown it to a level where it is now a hobby, not a job.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/04/2013

    Nov 15, 2013 | 50 min
    Guest Sherri Santasieri of Body By Vi, found her niche in the Health and Fitness industry by chance and fell into an opportunity to start her business and path to success. Sherri has used the power of Social Media to launch her business has grown it to a level where it is now a hobby, not a job.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/11/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 50 min
    Silviya Mihaylova is an Entrepreneur in all rights. She owns three separate businesses, all of which are very successful. Her businesses are Stavaru Soccer Academy, Stavaru Window Renovation, and Syna Home Care. As simple as word-of-mouth within a small community has helped all of her businesses grow. By committing 100% and never looking back, she has not only achieved her goals, she has exceeded them.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/11/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 50 min
    Silviya Mihaylova is an Entrepreneur in all rights. She owns three separate businesses, all of which are very successful. Her businesses are Stavaru Soccer Academy, Stavaru Window Renovation, and Syna Home Care. As simple as word-of-mouth within a small community has helped all of her businesses grow. By committing 100% and never looking back, she has not only achieved her goals, she has exceeded them.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/18/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 51 min
    David Goldberg of Capital Healthcare Management found his talent as a paralegal handling Medicaid applications and financial planning was able to be taken and transformed into a great business. By looking outside the box, he saw that there was a way to be in business for himself and become the go-to person for Medicaid application assistance. By never getting too ahead of himself and by never focusing on the money, David has developed a strong hold on in his market area.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/18/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 51 min
    David Goldberg of Capital Healthcare Management found his talent as a paralegal handling Medicaid applications and financial planning was able to be taken and transformed into a great business. By looking outside the box, he saw that there was a way to be in business for himself and become the go-to person for Medicaid application assistance. By never getting too ahead of himself and by never focusing on the money, David has developed a strong hold on in his market area.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/25/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 53 min
    Dr. Alan Weinstein, D.C., specializes in helping his clients understand Brain Based Marketing, a neurological approach to building your brand. Brain based Marketing is well researched and is some of the most successful marketing done today. He has combined his knowledge of Brain Based Marketing with an Application he has created that allows his clients to "Get Above the Noise" of email and Social Media and be guaranteed to reach their audience.
  • Blow Away The Competition 10/25/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 53 min
    Dr. Alan Weinstein, D.C., specializes in helping his clients understand Brain Based Marketing, a neurological approach to building your brand. Brain based Marketing is well researched and is some of the most successful marketing done today. He has combined his knowledge of Brain Based Marketing with an Application he has created that allows his clients to "Get Above the Noise" of email and Social Media and be guaranteed to reach their audience.
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/06/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 51 min
    Tim Adams, President of Timato Productions...a video & cinematography company. Tim Adams takes pride in telling stories through his work. By focusing on the uniqueness of his clients, he is able to create a story that fits into the individuality of the client. Whether you are looking to capture your wedding day, or wish to market the story of your company, Timato is ready to journey with you on the road from concept to delivery.
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/06/2013

    Nov 13, 2013 | 51 min
    Tim Adams, President of Timato Productions...a video & cinematography company. Tim Adams takes pride in telling stories through his work. By focusing on the uniqueness of his clients, he is able to create a story that fits into the individuality of the client. Whether you are looking to capture your wedding day, or wish to market the story of your company, Timato is ready to journey with you on the road from concept to delivery.

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