Monique Allen | LifeScaper and Dream Builder

Monique Allen is NOT a landscaper, she is a lifescaper! What does that mean? As the owner of The Garden Continuum, she doesn't just plop down some shrubs or add a water feature, she works with her clients to develop a plan that enhances their life through nature and their outdoor living spaces. Oh, and when not running her super successful business she also coaches OTHER landscapers how to grow their business! Monique talks about how she developed her unique...

Dave Orecchio | Fine-Tuning Your Sales Engine

The Internet changed sales and marketing. That’s common knowledge. But, says Dave Orecchio, founder of Bristol Strategy, too many companies still struggle to take full advantage of all the ways online marketing can increase leads and boost profits. Even worse, they throw a lot of money at solutions that are anything but. Dave talks about the strategies to avoid and the digital marketing fundamentals that can set the stage for exponential growth. Simple techniques that get big results. We also...

Julia Geisman | The Real Glass Ceiling

The #MeToo movement focused the world’s attention on the issues facing women in government, the entertainment world, the justice system, and even daily life. Julia Geisman, founder and CEO of CareerAgility, has been fighting that fight her whole life. And, through her business, she studies the dynamics between genders in the workplace and helps women advocate for themselves. She also shows Corporate America how having executives diverse in gender and race can make a company more innovative – and profitable....

Pamela Bardhi | The F.A.C.T.S. Formula

Pamela Bardhi is a real estate agent and developer through her Bardhi Investment Group (the acronym is no accident), as well as the owner of the famed gelato shop, Ria Café, right here in Boston. For Pamela, investing is about more than making money but also changing communities for the better, one project at a time. She highlights where she sees opportunity right now in Boston, as well as the mistakes she sees uninformed investors make – and what to...

Beth Hendler-Grunt | How to Land Your Dream Job

Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your weaknesses? Career coach Beth Hendler-Grunt helps recent college grads face down those types of questions in job interviews. But that’s only part of what she does with her company, Next Great Step. If you’re a college student or just out of college – or a parent – listen to what Beth has to say before sending out one resume. But you don’t have to be looking for your first...

Rob Peters | Price Versus Value

Ever been to a wedding where the DJ got everybody up and dancing? That DJ might have been Rob Peters, who these days runs his own company providing music, games, and other entertainment for corporate events, special occasions, parties, and more. He's passionate about getting the crowd moving. But as he grew his business he also learned strategies for figuring out what new services the market wants, how to distinguish yourself from the competition, and ways to recognize the customers...

Brian Scanlon | Authentic Social Media Marketing

It's a double-header today. Brian Scanlon reveals his social media marketing secrets AND how to create value in your business so you can sell it for top dollar. As the founder of the agency Posted Social and head of M&A at Global Source Infrastructure Partners (and future college baseball coach), Brian is uniquely qualified to help startups, small companies, and service providers boost their business in all sorts of ways. He gives away plenty of trade secrets, including… Why "creative"...

Matt Bomes | Startup Tackles Nationwide Health Crisis

Most people have met someone with a food allergy, say to peanuts or dairy. But, says Matt Bomes, the problem is more widespread than you know. 1 in 12 kids have food allergies… and 26 million adults in the U.S. do, too. Matt's startup, The Bantam Group, is ready to tackle this epidemic head on by spreading awareness, bringing together a community of those with allergies, and providing solutions and resources for families. Matt talks about ways to make life...

Jared Laidlaw | The Around the World Digital Marketer

Digital marketing is pretty much essential for businesses these days. But, says Jared Laidlaw, too many companies just want to throw money around without considering the right marketing strategy for them. Even though he offers digital marketing solutions he's not afraid to turn away potential clients who aren't ready to follow his advice. We also talk about how Jared manages to run his business from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. It's been a rewarding experience but not...

A Cloud Primer: Demystifying the Cloud

As a small business, you may be missing out by not leveraging the cloud's potential to super-charge your business model. If you are unsure about what the "cloud" means, check out this simple primer that explains the cloud in layperson's terms. Click on the guide and in 2 minutes, you will be demystified and an expert on how the cloud works!