43 episodes

CEO to Rainmaker: Weekly educational show featuring content designed to systematically elevate a small business CEO's executive skills to " Rainmaker Status". Small Business for this Podcast is defined by annual sales which is $15 million or less,).A rainmaker is a exceptionally talented CEO who can "make it rain" i.e. bring in customer money, on a consistent basis.

CEO To Rainmaker Gene Valdez

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CEO to Rainmaker: Weekly educational show featuring content designed to systematically elevate a small business CEO's executive skills to " Rainmaker Status". Small Business for this Podcast is defined by annual sales which is $15 million or less,).A rainmaker is a exceptionally talented CEO who can "make it rain" i.e. bring in customer money, on a consistent basis.

    Continuing Education Can Make All Your Dreams Come True w/Dr. Mike Stull

    Continuing Education Can Make All Your Dreams Come True w/Dr. Mike Stull

    Gene sits down with Dr. Mike Stull who heads up The  Inland Empire Entrepreneuership Program  at California  State  University - San Bernardino. Mike and his staff have created a new  50 hour educational program called The Catapault Business Network . The program targets CEOs  who operate small businesses that want  to grow . In addition to the "How To " aspects of the program   their is a peer group element  where CEOs can learn and network from a group of other CEOs who are not competitors.
     
    The cost could be zero  if CEOs qualify for scholarships  funded by Bank of America.
    If you are a CEO that wants to take your business to the next level contact or email  the college for more details.

    mstull@csusb.edu
    909-537-3708


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    Episode # 42 How To Value Your Business To Sell! w/Ed Fixen

    Episode # 42 How To Value Your Business To Sell! w/Ed Fixen

    Gene   sits down with Ed Fixen a   Certified Business Appraiser and Broker who is the CEO of Business Quest Brokers. Ed is an expert in the field of Business Valuation. He has sold and appraised over 200 businesses covering a variety of industries . 

    Ed shares the three analytical ways a business can be valued and discusses various ways  a  business can gain or lose  value.  He also outlines other purposes why a business should be appraised other that preparing to sell it. 


    Contact Info 
    909-6369827
    www.businessquestinc.com
    ed@businessquestbrokers.com
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    • 27 min
    Episode # 41 State Government Loans Could Be Yours! w/ Michael Ocasio

    Episode # 41 State Government Loans Could Be Yours! w/ Michael Ocasio

    Gene sits down with Michael Ocasio, CEO of the Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. SBDC-OC operates under the state's public municipal bank called " IBank"  ( the California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank) 

    The  SBDC provide many  business financing assistance programs including but not limited to financing or guarantees for NON-PROFITS, a venture capital fund and a direct micro loan program .  The SBDC's  main activity  is to  issue loan guarantees to  commercial banks to motivate  them to make direct loans to small businesses  who wish to expand  and create additional jobs.

    Michael Ocasio
    mocasio@sbfdoc.com
    714-571-1900- O
    951-538-9795- C
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    Episode # 40. Business Ideas Are A Dime A Dozen, Businesses Are Not! w/Gene Valdez episode 40

    Episode # 40. Business Ideas Are A Dime A Dozen, Businesses Are Not! w/Gene Valdez episode 40

    Gene introduces a new  entree to his podcast menu. 

    The name of these episodes is entitled "Brief Insights From The Rainmaker Coach".
    These episodes are very short , no greater than 4 minutes and the content covers a variety of business education topics. When you have your morning coffee think of them as your  "Business Danish or Dougnut".

    The initial episode deals with the subject of ideas.  Tune in their fun!!

    gene@ceo2rainmkr.com- email
    909-2300024- text
    www.ceo2rainmkr.com- web
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    Episode #39- How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills- w/ Aaron Silva

    Episode #39- How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills- w/ Aaron Silva

    Gene sits down with negotiations  expert Aaron  Silva . Aaron is the founder and owner of Paladin-fs, LLC  a firm that provides negotiation services for executives of large companies all over the US. 

    Info covered includes; 
    does every negotiation have a winner or loser?what is a haggle?How important is time ?when you should walk away from a negotiation and why ?What is game theory?CEOs of small businesses  who improve their negotiation skills will see their businesses improve concurrently. 
    Ph 1-877-746-4859 x 704
    asilva@paladin-fs.com
    www.paladin-fs.com
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    • 26 min
    Episode # 38- How To Win The War of Business w/Gene Valdez

    Episode # 38- How To Win The War of Business w/Gene Valdez

    Gene quotes wisdom from Sun Tzu  a famous Chinese general  and military strategist  around 500BC. Using an analogy  of being at war  with being at "War" in business., Gene discusses the need of a battle plan . The Battle Plan in business is a  " competitor  analysis" which  can be accomplished  through the creation of a simple  one  page  competitive grid. 


    gene@ceo2rainmkr.com
    evaldez@theloandoctor.loans
    909-2300024
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Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Nuggets!

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Great show to sharpen your CEO skills

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