Pro Business Channel

By Pro Business Channel

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The Pro Business Channel – “Converting Conversations to Content!”
Our Mission: Create relevant content distributed through various broadcast media, creating personal influence and brand equity for our clients!
PBC value proposition in short: Content X Distribution = Influence
Creating a hybrid between Radio and Podcast, we call a “RadioCast” PBC offers a unique opportunity for business professionals to be guests in the studio or at on-site events to tell their story via a Live Broadcast thereby creating content across multiple platforms and in syndication.
In 18 short months PBC has generated over 500,00 downloads and counting… via on demand content to an engaged business audience. Pro Business programming not only streams LIVE in real time but more importantly has no ‘shelf life limitations’ remaining evergreen to be downloaded, shared and re-played on-demand.
Interviewing industry leaders with innovative ideas and inspiring stories with a pro-business perspective in a long-form interview format to an engaged business audience. Rather than “sound bites” guests tell their story and share insights and experience. Business topics frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other topics impacting the business community. Learn more at: http://www.probusinesschannel.com
May 11, 2018
On this episode of Capital Club Radio... Michael Flock interviews Tom Simonson at the RMA conference in Las Vegas about  his monumental undertaking, the re-engineering of Bill Bartmann's Commercial Financial Services (CFS) and reviving Bill's dream and Transforming CFS into Merit Financial. Tom is the President and CEO of the Merit Family of Companies, formed in 2017 and comprised of Merit Financial Solutions, Financial Samaritan and Financial Samaritan Lending. Additionally, Tom is President and CEO of CFS2, Inc., the debt buying, servicing and collection R&D company that developed the methods and software now being used by Merit Financial Solutions. Prior to becoming President and CEO of CFS2 in December 2016, Tom had served as COO of CFS2, a position he has held since August, 2014. Prior to this, Tom was Worldwide General Manager of the Technology, Consulting and Systems Integration Division at Unisys Corporation. He was responsible for their global go-to-market plan, sales, field operations and customer satisfaction. Tom, a graduate of Drexel University, began his career with over 20 years of service at IBM where he held a variety of senior executive positions. He lived for two years in Paris, France while working as an executive at IBM's European headquarters. Here is a glimpse of what Tom shared in the interview. "I think there was always two sides to the Bill Bartmann story and the controversy around it. On the one hand, you had what you described, which was the scandal and the ultimate demise of CFS. But on the other hand, you had a man who was quite the visionary and could see things that others in the industry or in other industries did not see..." "I learned that you need a precise strategy, that you need maniacal focus, and you need a certain level of cadence and discipline..." "when you're building the business and you're making the level of transformation that we are, you do rely on investors up front and you have to learn to raise money as part of your everyday operating..." To learn more visit: http://www.meritfinancialsolutions.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsimonson1 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com
May 11, 2018
On this episode of Capital Club Radio... Michael Flock interviews Tom Simonson at the RMA conference in Las Vegas about  his monumental undertaking - the re-engineering of Bill Bartmann's Commercial Financial Services (CFS) and reviving Bill's dream and Transforming CFS into Merit Financial. Tom is the President and CEO of the Merit Family of Companies, formed in 2017 and comprised of Merit Financial Solutions, Financial Samaritan and Financial Samaritan Lending. Additionally, Tom is President and CEO of CFS2, Inc., the debt buying, servicing and collection R&D company that developed the methods and software now being used by Merit Financial Solutions. Prior to becoming President and CEO of CFS2 in December 2016, Tom had served as COO of CFS2, a position he has held since August, 2014. Prior to this, Tom was Worldwide General Manager of the Technology, Consulting and Systems Integration Division at Unisys Corporation. He was responsible for their global go-to-market plan, sales, field operations and customer satisfaction. Tom, a graduate of Drexel University, began his career with over 20 years of service at IBM where he held a variety of senior executive positions. He lived for two years in Paris, France while working as an executive at IBM's European headquarters. Here is a glimpse of what Tom shared in the interview. "I think there was always two sides to the Bill Bartmann story and the controversy around it. On the one hand, you had what you described, which was the scandal and the ultimate demise of CFS. But on the other hand, you had a man who was quite the visionary and could see things that others in the industry or in other industries did not see..." "I learned that you need a precise strategy, that you need maniacal focus, and you need a certain level of cadence and discipline..." "when you're building the business and you're making the level of transformation that we are, you do rely on investors up front and you have to learn to raise money as part of your everyday operating..." To learn more visit: http://www.meritfinancialsolutions.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsimonson1 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com
May 10, 2018
If You Heard Laurel Instead of Yanny It Can Make or Break Your Sales Numbers Infrastructure, Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales. The recent viral internet sensations, “Do you hear Laurel or Yanny?” illustrates a point that can make the difference in achieving your sales numbers. Why do some people say the hear Laurel and others say they hear Yanny? The answer may have something to do with predisposed perception. Infrastructure First Our first guest, Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation (MAC). MAC’s is a global leading manufacture of electronic assemblies and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks.  MAC has plans to increase its annual revenue from $50MM to $100MM by offering new products and services that include; outsourced solutions, contract manufacturing, design engineering, electronic kiosks, digital signs and reselling international products.  Emanuel heard Laurel: Emanuel holds degrees in both Computer Engineering and Business Administration and his predisposed perception understood for MAC to achieve their sales goals, the company needed to ramp up their logistics and manufacturing planning systems and he initiated lean six sigma, technology infrastructure, analytics, CRM, and an enterprise operating system. With MAC’s infrastructure in place to handle the additional throughput, Emanuel is now applying the same disciplined approach for marketing and sales and MAC’s table is set to achieve its sales goals. Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales Our second guest, Craig Apatov is the Managing Partner and Strategic Marketing Practice Leader for Ascension Growth & Innovation Strategies. Ascension is a management consulting firm that helps clients drive top line growth and improve business performance through strategic analytics, insight mining, marketing optimization, and sales enablement programs.  Craig hears Laurel and Yanni: Craig has worked with blue chip firms, Citibank, Amex and brands, Hunt’s Ketchup, Mattel Hot Wheels. Companies come to Ascension to increase revenue. Craig’s predisposed perception knows management needs to have clearer insight and the sales team can benefit from sales implementation training. Craig gave an example how Ascension’s strategic insight recommended that Brand Bank place ATM kiosks that produced billions of dollars of transactions. Serendipity:  Emanuel smiled and thanked Craig; MAC manufactured the kiosks for Brand Bank. Emanuel Istudor Manufactured Assemblies Corporation Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation. Emanuel has a BSE for Computing Engineering from Mercer University and an MBA in Business Administration at Georgia Tech, and applied them in the information technology and services industry. Before becoming the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, Emanuel was a Product & Sales manager for Cisco and President of Quality Data Products, as the name suggests a technology data company.  Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, known as MAC is a worldwide leader for the manufacturer of electronic and mechanical assemblies, and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks and payment registers and also a manufacturer of finished electronic kiosks. box builds, panel boards, and digital signs.  They serve a wide variety of industries: aerospace, data systems, industrial, medical, military, retail, hospitality and renewable energy. MAC has a 40-year history, originally established in 1976, its headquartered are near Dayton, Ohio and has an assembly & distribution center in Buford, GA. MAC is a progressive business development company and continues to expand and...
May 10, 2018
If You Heard Laurel Instead of Yanny It Can Make or Break Your Sales Numbers Infrastructure, Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales. The recent viral internet sensations, “Do you hear Laurel or Yanny?” illustrates a point that can make the difference in achieving your sales numbers. Why do some people say the hear Laurel and others say they hear Yanny? The answer may have something to do with predisposed perception. Infrastructure First Our first guest, Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation (MAC). MAC’s is a global leading manufacture of electronic assemblies and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks.  MAC has plans to increase its annual revenue from $50MM to $100MM by offering new products and services that include; outsourced solutions, contract manufacturing, design engineering, electronic kiosks, digital signs and reselling international products.  Emanuel heard Laurel: Emanuel holds degrees in both Computer Engineering and Business Administration and his predisposed perception understood for MAC to achieve their sales goals, the company needed to ramp up their logistics and manufacturing planning systems and he initiated lean six sigma, technology infrastructure, analytics, CRM, and an enterprise operating system. With MAC’s infrastructure in place to handle the additional throughput, Emanuel is now applying the same disciplined approach for marketing and sales and MAC’s table is set to achieve its sales goals. Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales Our second guest, Craig Apatov is the Managing Partner and Strategic Marketing Practice Leader for Ascension Growth & Innovation Strategies. Ascension is a management consulting firm that helps clients drive top line growth and improve business performance through strategic analytics, insight mining, marketing optimization, and sales enablement programs.  Craig hears Laurel and Yanni: Craig has worked with blue chip firms, Citibank, Amex and brands, Hunt’s Ketchup, Mattel Hot Wheels. Companies come to Ascension to increase revenue. Craig’s predisposed perception knows management needs to have clearer insight and the sales team can benefit from sales implementation training. Craig gave an example how Ascension’s strategic insight recommended that Brand Bank place ATM kiosks that produced billions of dollars of transactions. Serendipity:  Emanuel smiled and thanked Craig; MAC manufactured the kiosks for Brand Bank. Emanuel Istudor Manufactured Assemblies Corporation Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation. Emanuel has a BSE for Computing Engineering from Mercer University and an MBA in Business Administration at Georgia Tech, and applied them in the information technology and services industry. Before becoming the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, Emanuel was a Product & Sales manager for Cisco and President of Quality Data Products, as the name suggests a technology data company. Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, known as MAC is a worldwide leader for the manufacturer of electronic and mechanical assemblies, and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks and payment registers and also a manufacturer of finished electronic kiosks. box builds, panel boards, and digital signs. They serve a wide variety of industries: aerospace, data systems, industrial, medical, military, retail, hospitality and renewable energy. MAC has a 40-year history, originally established in 1976, its headquartered are near Dayton, Ohio and has an assembly & distribution center in Buford, GA. MAC is a progressive business development company and continues to expand and adapt with current technologies. It has expanded its products and services offering outsourced solutions, contract manufacturing and is a value-added reseller of international products. Topics to Discuss: Emanuel has an interesting mix of qualifications to be an effective business developer and I want to ask how he applied both skill sets at MAC. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.mac-cable.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/istudor Craig Apatov, Managing Partner Ascension Ascension is a mid size management consultancy that serves senior management of global companies seeking growth in highly competitive industries. The firm helps clients drive top line growth and improved business performance through strategic analytics, insight mining, marketing optimization , and sales enablement programs.   Growth is defined at Ascension as revenue growth, market share improvement, new product contribution, and geographic expansion.  Ascension works with companies to help them identify their most profitable customers/segments, differentiate their brands from competition, develop/commercialize new products/services, optimize their marketing mix, and achieve greater effectiveness from their sales force activities. Topics to Discuss: Driving top line revenue in global companies Web Site / Social Media Links: http://ascensionstrategy.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigapatov About the show host and sponsor: The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com
May 1, 2018
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Georgia Business Radio - Ashley Bell Regional Director of SBA by Pro Business Shows
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April 29, 2018
Ashley Bell SBA Region IV Administrator and Dr. Bruce Berger with Clark Atlanta University on Georgia Business Radio
April 29, 2018
Public Relations, Marketing And IT Trailblazers On Buckhead Business Show
April 25, 2018
Ashley Bell SBA Region IV Administrator and Dr. Bruce Berger Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development on Georgia Business Radio Ashley Bell SBA Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell was recently appointed by the White House to serve as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region IV, serving Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri. As a small business owner and entrepreneur himself from the young age of 23, Mr. Bell is committed to the SBAs mission to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Bell served as Associate Director for External Affairs for the U.S. Peace Corps and Special Assistant in the Public Affairs Bureau of the United States Department of State. During the Trump Pence Transition, he served as Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs Lead on the Landing Team at the State Department. Mr. Bell is also a celebrated attorney, having founded the successful law firm of Bell & Washington in 2005. He is the founder of the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. He's been named one of America's top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC, and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at the Harvard University JFK School of Government. Topics to Discuss Introduce the new SBA Regional Administrator to the community Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/ ashley-d-bell-5844631 www.sba.gov @SBASoutheast Dr. Bruce Berger Associate Professor and Director Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development Clark Atlanta University Topics to Discuss Small business and entrepreneurship Web Site / Social Media Links http://www.cau.edu/school-of-business/faculty-and-staff.html Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.

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