Capitalist Sage

Capitalist Sage

The Capitalist Sage is a twice a month podcast that seeks out entrepreneurs and business experts, that speak to the real world life of doing business, for their sage advice. Our audience is future, present, and past small business owners. Our mission is to provide “sage” advice to small business owners from other business owners and business subject matters experts. We aim to inspire business owners to explore traditional and new ideas to improve their business. Your podcast hosts are Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini

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April 13, 2022 45 min
Local business chambers are important facets of any thriving community. On today’s episode of The Capitalist Sage, Karl and Rico are joined by Steve Dorough, President and chief executive officer of First Community Development and founding member of the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Steve has years of experience working with nonprofit organizations to help them with developing their dreams and helping them transform their...
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One aspect of real estate that is supercritical to business owners is leasing. Here to talk about the ins and outs of leasing is Mario Mireles, Principal of CLR Real Estate Management. Mario has years of experience working with landlords, tenants, negotiating, and creating leases that are win-wins for both sides. On this episode of the Capitalist Sage, Karl Barham, Rico Figliolini and Mario discuss tips for working with commercial ...
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One aspect of real estate that is supercritical to business owners is leasing. Here to talk about the ins and outs of leasing is Mario Mireles, Principal of CLR Real Estate Management. Mario has years of experience working with landlords, tenants, negotiating, and creating leases that are win-wins for both sides. On this episode of the Capitalist Sage, Karl Barham, Rico Figliolini and Mario discuss tips for working with commercial ...
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What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Tony Hill, Founder and Chairman of Preschool Solutions Inc. who, with his wife, have developed, own, and operate Goddard School Franchises in metro Atlanta talks about taking that huge leap into entrepreneurship and what it takes. Listen in as Hill and hosts Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini discuss getting into a business as well as the importance of wellness for you, your family, and your co...
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On this special episode of the Capitalist Sage, Karl and Rico are joined by Mark Collier, business consultant and faculty member with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. What is affectionately called the SBDC, is a great resource to the small business community. Listen in to this episode to learn more about the SBDC and just how this asset can help you build your business.
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Sounds easy. Buy a franchise and you'll be trained and off you go. There's more to it than that. Cliff Bramble, founder of Hungry Hospitality, restauranteur, author of several books including, the Business Side of Restaurants, and found of Coursini - an online restaurant industry academy - shares his inside knowledge about what it takes to run a franchise.
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On today’s episode of The Capitalist Sage, Karl and Rico are joined by Georgia Commissioner of Labor, Mark Butler. The Department of Labor's mission is to work with both public and private partners in building the workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity. Listen in to hear our hosts discuss what's happening in the labor market here in Georgia, some of the trends that we see going forward, and s...
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Firewood may not be the first thing you think of when talking about new and exciting business ventures. But Leroy Hite, founder, and CEO of Cutting Edge Firewood saw this industry as an interesting and challenging way to provide quality service and products to customers. Join Karl and Rico as they talk with Leroy about his experience growing and maintaining a high level of service quality in the business.of artisanal firewood.
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Health Insurance, for small business owners as well as individuals, can be difficult to navigate. There are tons of options in the market and outside of it, so where do you start? Our guest on this episode of the Capitalist Sage, is Erica Dumpel, founder of CDA, Inc., an insurance solution provider that helps both individuals and small businesses. She's got over 40 years of experience in the healthcare insurance industry and sh...
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Partnership Gwinnett is the economic development initiative behind some of the most exciting business ventures that have started or relocated to Peachtree Corners. Brian Dorelus, project manager with Partnership Gwinnett, is our guest on today’s episode of the Capitalist Sage. Join Karl, Rico, and Brian, as they discuss what exactly Partnership Gwinnett is and does for business in our community.
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There’s a lot more to the Brewery business than just making beer. Despite the challenges facing businesses today, Anderby Brewing and Kettlerock Brewery have found their path. Their owners, Preston Smelt and Stephen Peet (respectively) talk about the collaboration as well as the competition in this line of business. Plus, they take an in-depth look at shippers, licensing, the marketplace, solving supply chain issues, and more. Join...
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ASHRAE, and the engineers that make up its society, are responsible for setting the standard of building in the United States and many countries. Today’s guest, Ginger Scoggins, is the current Treasurer and served as chair for the Building Headquarters Ad Hoc Committee at ASHRAE. In addition to her work there, she is also president and co-founder of Engineered Designs, Inc. In this episode, Karl and Rico talk with Ginger about the ...
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How does an event company handle the challenge of a forced moment of pause? Lindsay Schwartz of M2EventsGroup and Tyler Scott of Music Matters Productions discuss with Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini the challenges they faced, investments made and the next level of growth during these times.
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The Wesleyan Artist’s Market has been a celebration of local and national art and community creativity. With all of the changes of this past year, the volunteers and leaders of this event are innovating with how to continue to put on a great show in a virtual way. Join Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini on this very exciting episode of the Capitalist Sage as they sit down with the many wonderful organizers of this event.

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Learning to run a virtual film festival with drive-in movies too, for the first time isn't easy? The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is back and better than ever! Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini are joined by Sari Earl, the vice president of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival board. For years the AJFF has been bringing great films to Metro Atlanta and on this episode listen in to explore how they're doing a film festival in a pa...
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On this episode of the Capitalist Sage, Karl and Rico are joined by Rudely Kelly and his son, Jayden. Rudley is a real estate investor, a realtor and an author who with the help of his son, wrote “Real Estate with my Daddy”, a children’s book that explains the ins and outs of real estate to kids. Listen in on the inspiration behind this book and hear Rudley’s expert insight into the real estate industry.
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On this episode of the Capitalist Sage, Karl and Rico are joined by Brian Sulka from Provisus Partners. He’s here to share some knowledge about EOS and help you figure out the role you need to play in your business journey. Listen in to hear tips and tricks that you and your organization need to continue to grow and thrive.
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How did Brightree respond successfully to the pandemic, how did they meet urgent customer needs and what initiatives did they put in place to support employees during this time? Brightree's Liz Brown joins hosts Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini to discuss this and more. Recorded socially safe in the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia

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What to consider when starting a business. How to choose the business for you. How to consider when planning your first three years of business. In this episode of the Capitalist Sage Podcast, Karl and Rico talk with Barry Adams, founder, and owner of Peachtree Awnings and Tennessee Awnings about his experience in the business world. Barry shares some insightful tips and tricks to help any small or large business owner through thei...
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Andrew R. Cagnetta Jr., CEO of Transworld Business Advisors shares his insights on how to increase the value of your business, fatal mistakes sellers make, expansion through acquisition and franchising - and why it's important to do charity work. Cagnetta joins Karl Barham and Rico Figliolini on the Capitalist Sage podcast. Recorded socially safe from City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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