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!  

Stuart Balcombe | The Customer-Designed Product

Stuart Balcombe is in startup mode. PaymentLink is a unique solution that offers freelancers and small business owners a hassle-free way to get paid. No invoices needed. But it hasn't been all smooth sailing. We talk about the struggles in the run up to the launch, including the research he did to ensure he had a ready market. He explains how he boosts retention by making PaymentLink more than just a product. We also talk about… How to speak your...

Lee Ullmann | Entrepreneurship With a Latin Flair

What's the difference between entrepreneurs in the U.S. and those in Latin America? Lee Ullmann sees more similarities than differences. But there are some key shifts in mindset that he always considers in his role as Director of the Latin America Office for the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Based in Santiago, Chile, Lee works with innovators in the private sector, governments, and NGOs to help the region build a more knowledge-based economy. He's found ready and qualified partners...

Have I Been Compromised?

Question How can I tell if hackers have any of my passwords? Answer If you’ve been using the Internet for more than a couple of years, you can assume that one or several of your passwords have been compromised. This assumption has little to do with any specific mistakes you’ve made, but because of how common data breaches are these days. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s page on data breaches from 2018 alone, shows a total of 1,370,710,977 records from 807...

Cathie Briggette | Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur

Cathie Briggette knows that most media aimed at women doesn't really speak to that audience in an authentic way. And that's how Herself 360 was born. Co-founded by Lyvia Feraco, this online magazine is a community that engages, supports, and encourages with stories written for women by women. But anyone can learn from how Cathie and her colleagues were able to build this business from the ground up. We talk about the challenges of being a startup and the inspiration...

Dan Thibeault | Escaping Your Comfort Zone

Dan Thibeault has a tendency to “go for it” when given the chance, even when he’s not sure how it’ll turn out. That willingness to get out of his comfort zone served him well when he started Fast Twitch Media, which helps people produce and distribute podcasts. Way back when, he didn’t know much about podcasts at all. But he drew on past experience and a willingness to learn to make it happen. 
We talk about ways to get up...

Diana Bagas | The Generation Gap in Social Media

Diana Bagas, co-founder of web marketing agency, Launch, with Michaela Mendes, knows platforms like Facebook and Instagram can be an affordable and effective way for businesses to market. But, she says, too many owners have a mistaken impression about what social media is, how it works, and how valuable it can be, especially for small companies trying to reach a local audience. And those that do, often go about it all wrong, she says. Her mission: To educate folks and...

Five ways your IT can build a better employee experience in 2019

According to the Harvard Business Review, companies focusing on employee experience tend to be four times as profitable than those that do not. Since technology is now such a central part of the overall work experience, it is more important than ever to have technology solutions that put people first. There is often a disconnect between employers and employees when it comes to technology. 90% of business executives say their company considers people’s needs when introducing new technology, but only...