How Entrepreneur Brian Reed Digitized the Finance and Insurance Side of the Car Business

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On the latest episode of Founder Focus, Steve Greenfield speaks to Brian Reed with Digital Auto Advisors. Since 2009, Reed has focused on solving problems in the automotive technology space. This earned him J.D. Power’s Pioneer of the Internet in 2006 for establishing auto finance on the internet. Reed begins the conversation by discussing the spark that got him started...

BIP Capital CEO Mark Buffington Discusses the Challenges Startups Faced in 2020

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On the latest episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Mark Buffington, CEO and co-founder of BIP Capital. The company recently posted its “State of Startups in the Southeast”, a report that covers the impact of the pandemic on southeastern entrepreneurs. Buffington begins the conversation by discussing the findings in the report. He says...

How Ryan McCann Opened a Koala Insulation Franchise with the Help of FranNet’s Leslie Kuban

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The coronavirus pandemic has had varying effects on leaders and businesses in Atlanta, and for one man, it propelled him into launching a home insulation franchise this February. On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Ryan McCann, market leader at Koala Insulation and we’re also joined by Leslie Kuban, franchise industry expert, and owner of FranNet Atlanta. Before McCann and...

How Josh Aviv, Founder of Tech Startup SparkCharge, Won Over Shark Tank’s Powerful Investors

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The electric vehicle, or EV market is expanding and there has been an influx of companies entering the market, but there has also been a lack of charging infrastructure for these vehicles. SparkCharge is providing a solution to that with their 'ulta-fast' EV charging unit, known as the Roadie. Recently, the company appeared on the TV show, ‘Shark Tank’...

10 Tips to Help You Manage Your New Business’s Cash Flow

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Start-ups often fail because they run out of cash in the first year. The reason for the cash shortfall is not always that there was not sufficient capital in the business. Often new companies run out of cash because of a lack of cash flow management. A new business has no history on which to base financial predictions, so budgets...

How Atlanta-Based ServeScape Leverages a Digital Marketplace to Disrupt the Landscaping Industry

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On the latest episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Mario Cambardella, Founder and landscape architect of ServeScape. For those who are unfamiliar with the company, ServeScape is a digital marketplace connecting independent growers with homeowners and landscaping professionals through a cost-efficient, customer-oriented supply chain. After two years of data research, the company...

What the current political and economic climate means for small business owners – Gene Marks

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    On the latest episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Gene Marks, author, columnist, keynote speaker, and small business expert. As a columnist, Marks has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and more. Marks has also written five books on business management, specifically aimed towards small...

How to Improve Your Staff’s EQ to Deliver a Top-Notch Customer Experience – Joseph Michelli, Author of ‘Driven to Delight’

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 Giving consumers an excellent customer experience on a consistent basis is not as easy as it sounds. And while we all know that product quality, convenience, speed, and brand are important factors...empathy, understanding, and creating memorable moments are equally meaningful, but often overlooked. Our guest today knows a thing or two about the qualities that your business can focus...

5 Strategies to Drive Your Small Business SEO – Mark Collier & Kelly Biggs

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In the latest episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, guest host Mark Collier sits down with Kelly Biggs, Principal Consultant for WSI. WSI (We Simplify the Internet) is the world’s largest digital marketing agency, found in over 80 different countries. The company started almost 25 years ago, making it nearly as old as the internet. Biggs says WSI...

Global Entrepreneurship Week is Right Around the Corner – Here’s Why You Should Attend

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On today's show, we're very pleased to welcome Franchesca Thompson, an educator and Global Entrepreneurship Week organizer for Georgia's Gwinnett County. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a large-scale campaign in 170 countries with roughly nine million participants and 35,000 activities, including small, casual meetups, massive events, and valuable competitions. This year, the event will take place virtually on November 16...

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