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Advice From the Pros

Being an entrepreneur means that you’ll often blaze your own trail: No guide books, expert advice, coaches or road maps will take you precisely from one step to another, sometimes You’ll have to make it up as you go.

However, like anyone else, you’ll experience moments of doubt and uncertainty. Well, we’re here to help! Our segment, Advice From the Pros features quick business tips, advice, inspiration, and know-how from those that have proved their worth.

Utilizing Positive Self-Talk – Jon Gordon, Business Consultant & Author

Jon Gordon
On this segment of Advice From the Pros, business consultant and author, Jon Gordon, discusses how positive self-talk can be the key to overcoming self-doubt. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hey, I'm Jon Gordon and the best advice I ever heard from Dr. James Gills, the only person on...

Understanding the First Step in Entrepreneurship – Nick Santora, CEO of Curricula

  On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Founder and CEO of the software company Curricula explains what to do first when considering the entrepreneurial journey or thinking about opening up your own business. ________________________________________________________________________ The Atlanta Small Business Network, from start-up to success, we are...

The Importance of Interviewing Your Existing Customers – Rand Fishkin, Author of “Lost and Founder”

On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Rand Fishkin, SEO expert, Founder of Moz, and Author of "Lost and Founder" discusses what your business can learn from its existing customers. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Interview your customers, your existing customers. Talk to as many of them as...

How Storytelling Can Lay the Foundation for a Successful Brand – Joseph Michelli, Customer Experience Expert

On this segment of Advice From the Pros, customer experience expert and best-selling author, Joseph Michelli discusses how storytelling can effectively engage your customer, and lay the foundation for a successful brand. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: So, in business today, storytelling is everything. When you talk about what...

How to Fight Against Negativity in the Workplace – Dr. Paul White, Psychologist & Business Coach

 On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Dr. Paul White, psychologist and business coach, discusses the practical ways to avoid negativity at your job. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, I'm Dr. Paul White, co-author of The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, and I want to...

The Benefits of Having a Peer Coach – Verne Harnish, Founder of EO

On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Founder of EO, Verne Harnish discusses why you should consider working with a peer coach. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: I love this idea that no one has ever achieved peak performance without a coach. I think it amazes me. There's...

Pitching Your Business to a Venture Capitalist – George Deeb, Startup Expert

On this segment of Advice From the Pros, startup expert, George Deeb discusses the steps you should take before pitching your business to a venture capitalist. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: You know when you're pitching a venture capitalist oftentimes you're leading with your business and kind of what...

Remember to Say ‘Thank You’ – Shep Hyken, Customer Experience Expert

 On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Shep Hyken discusses the importance of always saying 'thank you' to the customer, whether it's in-person or on a hand-written note. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi Shep Hyken here, Customer Service and Experience Expert, here with a tip on how...

People Want to Work With You, Not Just for You – Randy Ross, Founder & CEO of Remarkable!

 On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Dr. Randy Ross, best-selling author, and Founder and CEO of Remarkable! discusses the importance of creating value for your employees. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: This is Dr. Randy Ross with Remarkable and just want to give you a few things...

Believe in Your Entrepreneurial Capabilities – Ryan Wilson, The Gathering Spot

On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Ryan Wilson, co-founder, and CEO of The Gathering Spot, discusses how important it is to truly believe in yourself and your vision. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: I'm Ryan Wilson, CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot. One of the main...
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