Blow Away The Competition Business Talk

Blow Away The Competition Business Talk

Episodes

  • Video Marketing…The Wave of the Future

    Aug 7, 2014 | 52 min
    Moshe Shindler is the founder and CEO of Mint Media, a promotional video firm. With the popularity of social media rapidly growing, video has become a powerful way for businesses, and non-profits to communicate with their target audience. Mint Media has taken the initiative to promote the world, one video at a time. Steve “The Hurricane” and Moshe are both very excited about the topic of video, and inbound marketing. Listen in for some GREAT tips on how you can use video to better reach your target audience. If a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, What’s a Video Worth? Please join us! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the...
  • Hire an Expert to Do it the RIGHT Way

    Jul 25, 2014 | 52 min
    Paul Oster, the CEO of Better Qualified, LLC is our guest on the show today. His company specializes in business and consumer credit services, by offering solutions that include establishing lines of credit, analysis and consulting on business and consumer reports, establishing business credit scores, credit card approval processes, and identity theft protection. His goal was to help people with his business, and he is doing just that. We discuss many essential functions that a credit consultant brings to the table for a small business owner. He gives us some inspiration and teaches some great tips that anyone can find useful. Please join us! This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4...
  • Focus on a Niche in a Growing Industry

    Jul 7, 2014 | 52 min
    Valerie VanBooven and George Novoson of LTC Expert Publications join us today for another exciting episode of “Blow Away the Competition”. Val and George represent a rather unique sector of business owners…partners, who live over a thousand miles away from each other, and run a home-based business. Steve “The Hurricane” and Nicole “Real Deal” discuss the pros and cons of having a partner, how to find the RIGHT partner, and how these two have been making it a successful venture. LTC is a company in a growing industry (SEO, content creation and website management) with a lot of competition. The way they set themselves apart is that they decided to focus their efforts in a very select market…th...
  • Experience is the Best Teacher

    Jun 20, 2014 | 52 min
    Tim Piwoski, a Real Estate Investor from the East Coast is our guest for the show today. He and co-host, Real Deal Nicole Peretti, discuss the real estate industry, the differences between an investor and an agent, and how an investor can truly make a difference when it’s time to buy or sell a home. Tim has a passion for helping others, and that comes across in everything he says on the show. We discuss power partners, active listening, team spirit and attitude in business, as well as some great tips for sales people that translate to ANY industry. There is a lively discussion on the world today and how a college degree isn't always the right path for people to take. There are some fascinati...
  • Knowing the Numbers of Your Business

    Jun 6, 2014 | 50 min
    Jodi Carter, CPA, AEP® is our guest on the show today. She inspired Steve to follow his passions in life many years ago, and we believe that her advice for small business owners will help to inspire our listeners as well. Her firm, Carter CPA, has been serving clients throughout the country for over 40 years. The firm offers a variety of services, including Tax Preparation, Business Accounting, Financial Planning, and Estate Planning & Administration. Jodi’s passion is helping small businesses to succeed by taking over the daunting task of accounting for them…giving them the time and freedom to run their companies. She shares some great tips and advice for entrepreneurs on our show today tha...
  • Power Partners Share Stories & Expertise

    May 30, 2014 | 51 min
    Our guest this week is a long-time friend of Steve’s, and a big fan of the show. Matt Cherepayna of Inverse Paradox, a website design and management company based near Philadelphia, has been a business owner most of his adult life. He and Steve discuss the concept of short-term loss for a long-term gain, when to bring on new staff, writing out a “reverse” business plan, and the importance of network marketing. This episode flies by as both Matt and Steve share stories of their personal experiences in various businesses over the years. Learn how to avoid time-wasters by strategically setting up road blocks, and you will find the people who are serious about working with you. Get your pen and ...
  • A Woman on a Mission to Help Women

    May 22, 2014 | 52 min
    Our guest is a photographer who discovered her new passion in life “by accident.” Veronica Yankowski, the owner of VeroLuce Photography, began her career as a photojournalist with several of the top news organizations including The New York Times. She won over 20 awards for her work including her pictorial essay on the aftermath of September 11th. After having a baby, she realized she couldn’t keep up with the 24/7 schedule of a reporter and made the decision to start her own photography company. After several years in business…and a major re-branding…she branched out into doing boudoir photographs and discovered her passion for helping women feel sexy and confident. This is an insightful ep...
  • The Benefits of Providing “Benefits”

    May 20, 2014 | 52 min
    This show covers an important topic that is becoming necessary for EVERY business owner to consider. Matthew Roy, owner of Blue Ocean Benefits in New Jersey, is an expert in the industry for small business owners who wish to offer healthcare coverage to their employees. Matt and Nicole “The Real Deal” discuss the ins and outs of this subject and explain how an employer can use benefits to recruit and retain great workers. The whole industry was flipped on its head recently, and Matt’s insight can help you make some smart choices. Tune in for some excellent tips and ideas on how to utilize your company’s benefits package to simultaneously benefit your bottom line. Great stuff here, folks! Thi...
  • Find a Niche to Set Your Company Apart!

    May 2, 2014 | 52 min
    Our guest is Mickey Hoelscher, owner of NYCreative Marketing, and power partner to Steve “The Hurricane”. Mickey is a branding expert and a genius at creating visual content for people’s websites, brochures, social media pages, etc. This episode highlights the importance of real-world experience combined with traditional education, and the importance of continuing to learn & grow year after year. We discuss vanity phone numbers, applications to utilize them for branding your own business, and how to stay ahead of your competition by making your company MEMORABLE! This is another jam-packed episode with a ton of valuable ideas for entrepreneurs. Listen now! This show is broadcast live on W4CY...
  • Social Media EXPERTS Share Their Tips!

    Apr 25, 2014 | 51 min
    Robert Mandelberg, of GhostTweeting.com, was our very first guest of 2014 and our first Subject Matter Expert. The tips he gave in that episode were so helpful to our own company, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises, that we decided to have him on for part 2. He brought along his business partner, Nika Stewart, this time to give our listeners tips on a greater variety of social media platforms. We discuss which types of businesses should focus on which specific platforms, the best way to be posting to get your message out there in a clear way that will bring in results. There are many gems in this episode. For people questioning the new policies of facebook marketing, or people not sure about ho...
  • Find Your Passion & Create Your Empire!

    Apr 25, 2014 | 51 min
    Our guest is someone who Steve and Nicole consider a “Power Partner” for their organization. Shereese Maynard-Tucker, owner of EnvisionCare Health is an expert in all things licensing and compliance for home care companies. That may sound dreadful to most of you…and that’s EXACTLY why Shereese is so successful. She took something she was good at and enjoyed doing, in this case it’s paperwork, and she turned it into a business. Most people do not like doing paperwork and many get confused by all the requirements that come along with government licensing forms. You are much better off leaving it to a pro. The great advice Shereese has for business owners in ANY industry was refreshing and insi...
  • Start Your Fire with Parker Winder!

    Apr 25, 2014 | 52 min
    This episode features a fast-paced conversation between Steve “The Hurricane” and another veteran in personal sales, Parker Winder. These two share a lot in common, and give some great tips to our listeners about keeping yourself motivated as a salesperson when everything seems to be going in the wrong direction. Parker got his start in door-to-door sales and for the first few years, he was just getting by. Then something clicked and his whole outlook changed. The way he presented himself changed, because his belief system and vision for his future changed. Instead of living the life he was handed, he decided to create the life he wanted. Parker shares some insight on getting that internal f...
  • 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 2, 2013 | 51 min
  • Blow Away The Competition 11/27/2013

    Dec 2, 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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