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Our Two Cents Podcast is a weekly show that provides you wisdom and actionable advice about Finance, Investing, Real Estate, Income Taxes, Insurance, and the Law. Featuring local business and community leaders. This is your place to hear business and community leaders discuss relevant topics that matter to you.

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Our Two Cents Podcast is a weekly show that provides you wisdom and actionable advice about Finance, Investing, Real Estate, Income Taxes, Insurance, and the Law. Featuring local business and community leaders. This is your place to hear business and community leaders discuss relevant topics that matter to you.

    #115 - Wharton School of Business vs. Portland State University

    #115 - Wharton School of Business vs. Portland State University

    David J. Reibstein is the William S. Woodside Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a world-renowned expert on branding, marketing metrics, product line decisions, and competitive marketing strategy. For several years he served as the Vice Dean of The Wharton School.
    Professor Reibstein is a dynamic, award-winning teacher who has been honored with more than 30 teaching awards. He also received the John S. Day Distinguished Alumni Academic Service Award of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, an honor given to a graduate whose service within the academic community reflects the spirit and service of former Krannert Dean John Day. His teaching interests include Marketing Strategy in the MBA Program, as well as teaching Competitive Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics, Pricing Strategies, and various other programs for Wharton’s Executive Education Program.
    Professor Reibstein received his PhD from Purdue University and his BS and BA degrees from the University of Kansas.
    John Eckroth has over 30 years of tax and accounting experience, working in the tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, as a Partner in a small CPA firm in Claremont, California and later as CFO of a U.S. based subsidiary of the Spanish banking firm BBVA. After leaving the firm in 2002, John has continued as a Consultant for BBVA’s U.S. operations, working with its Houston based subsidiaries in the areas of financial reporting and analysis, internal controls and regulatory compliance.
    Shannon and Kyle have a lively debate with Professor Reibstein and Senior Instructor John Eckroth with no topic off limits. They dive into the economic impact of college and the overall investment of time before there is a clear return of investment. They lay out the clear benefits of college beyond job market research and the major tech companies that are no longer requiring a college degree.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVID REIBSTEIN:
    Website: https://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/reibstei/
    www.measuredthoughts.com
    Email: reibstein@wharton.upenn.edu
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MeasuredThoughts
    LinkedIn: @DavidReibstein
    LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHN ECKROTH:
    Website: www.pdx.edu/profile/john-eckroth
    Email: jeckroth@pdx.edu
    LinkedIn: @JohnEckroth
     
     

    • 46 min
    Bonus Episode #8

    Bonus Episode #8

    Troy Burden shares five things to consider at open enrollment plus one bonus tip. 
    LEARN MORE ABOUT TROY BURDEN:
    Website: www.lynncompany.com
    Phone: 661-301-1247
    Instagram: @TroyBurden
     

    • 4 min
    #114 - Roshni Patel: Founder of Thrive HR Consulting

    #114 - Roshni Patel: Founder of Thrive HR Consulting

    Roshni Patel is the Founder/CEO of Thrive HR Consulting, skilled in all aspects of HR including recruiting, benefit administration, payroll, leadership development, performance management, and compliance to name a few. Her main passion is to work with business owners and management teams to develop strategic plans that are tailored and convenient for every business’s success.
    Roshni Patel discusses her reasoning behind her decision to take a leap of faith during a worldwide pandemic and start her own company, Thrive HR Consulting. She and Troy discuss her journey from working at Brown Armstrong as an accountant, to enrolling online at Cornell University to obtain her Masters Certificate in Human Resources. Finally, they explain how COVID-19 has changed policies and protocols with work and how jobs are now moving forward.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT ROSHNI PATEL:
    Website: www.thrivehrc.com
    Email: roshni@thrivehrc.com
    Phone: 661-498-THRC
     

    • 54 min
    113 - Building and Growing your Relationships with CRM Pioneer, Jon Ferrara

    113 - Building and Growing your Relationships with CRM Pioneer, Jon Ferrara

    Jon Ferrara is the founder and CEO of Nimble, an award-winning social sales, and marketing CRM for individuals and teams. It's Ranked #1 in Overall Satisfaction by G2 Crowd and integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. Learn more at Nimble.com.
    Ferrara was the creator and co-founder of the award-winning customer management product GoldMine. In 1999, Goldmine was acquired by FrontRange and Ferrara left to pursue other interests. During those years, Ferrara continued to watch the CRM market. He saw that most of the CRM products that were serving small businesses moved upmarket (and became more costly and complex) or fell by the wayside, leaving the market underserved.
    Shannon and Jon discuss the importance and value of knowing your customers, best practices for documenting that information to benefit both the sales team and the company as a whole. They also touched on the concept of social selling and using social media as one of your primary channels of engagement towards your current and future customers. Shannon invites Jon to share more about his experiences in developing his original CRM software solution, Gold Mine back in the late 80’s.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT JON FERRARA:
    Email: jon@nimble.com
    Instagram: @JonFerrara
    Facebook: Jon_Ferrara
    Twitter: Jon.Ferrara
     

    • 34 min
    112 - Donuts, Daughters, and Dice: The Story of Randy’s Donuts

    112 - Donuts, Daughters, and Dice: The Story of Randy’s Donuts

    Mark Kelegian, a Southern California native and an attorney who operated casinos, acquired the original—and only—Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood, California, in 2015 with plans to eventually expand. Since 2017, under Sansmark Inc. — the name adds the initials of Kelegian’s wife, Shelly, and daughters Ashley, Nicolette and Susan to his own first name — Mark Kelegian has opened locations in El Segundo, Pasadena, Torrance, Costa Mesa, Santa Monica and Downey.
    Shannon and Kyle sit down with Mark Kelegian the Owner of Randy’s Donuts to learn more about his journey from casinos to owning a now international donut chain. Mark has taken the famous Randy's Donuts brand and developed a franchise model with over 60 new locations in progress as of the date of recording.
    Learn more about Randy’s processes in developing wild new recipes, marketing their signature store fronts, and their future growth plans.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT MARK KELEGIAN:
    Email: mark@randysdonuts.com
    Phone: 661-864-7160
    Instagram: @RandysDonuts
    Facebook: RandysDonuts
    Twitter: Randys_Donuts
    GET IN TOUCH WITH THE NEW BAKERSFIELD LOCATION: 
    Website: https://randysdonuts.com/
    Instagram: @RandysDonutsCentralCA
    Phone: 661-864-7160
    Facebook: RandysDonutsBakersfield
     

    • 28 min
    111 - Tracie Barmann: Owner of Sharing Spaces

    111 - Tracie Barmann: Owner of Sharing Spaces

    Tracie Barmann has 15+ years in Business and commercial banking. 20+ years managing her own residential real estate and almost 4 years as co-owner of a real estate franchise. She has a passion for entrepreneurship, business, and pursuing possibilities. She started 'Sharing Spaces' a few years ago but she encourages everyone to be a part of her journey. 
    Tracie and Scott discuss the long journey it has been in order to create 'Sharing Spaces'. Tracie discusses the different services that 'Sharing Spaces' has to offer and the many benefits it has to someone looking for short term housing. Finally, they take a look into Tracie's goals and what she has planned for her company's future. 
    LEARN MORE ABOUT TRACIE BARMANN: 
    Website: https://sharingspaces.com/
    Email: contact@sharingspaces.com
    Phone: 833-557-4273
    Instagram: @sharing.spaces
     
     

    • 34 min

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