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Join us for interesting conversations about technology and the business of IT.

    Business EXIT Options and Strategies for SMB Owners Looking to Sell

    Business EXIT Options and Strategies for SMB Owners Looking to Sell

    In this podcast, Dave Erickson and his knowledgeable co-host Botond Seres, are going to dissect the various SMB exit options and strategies with Eric Grafstrom, Founder and CEO of ExitGuide.com
    In 2020, Eric founded ExitGuide to help ease the process for exiting a business for tens of millions of small, main street business owners.
    Exit Guide educates SMB owners on their options and helps them price their business. When ready, they offer online tools and coaching to help prepare your business for sale. And when you and your buyer are ready, they provide expert support to help you close the deal!
    Eric got started doing sales for Broadcast.com, and moved from Dallas to London after Yahoo's acquisition of the company. After working across Europe he eventually landed in Silicon Valley working for Yahoo!
    Later, he gained frontline experience with dozens of startups; and has been part of IPO's, mergers & acquisitions. He has led turnarounds, managed distressed assets as well as putting out numerous fires for VCs and founders.
    Summary Timeline00:00 Exit strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. 02:09 Exit strategies for small business owners.05:35 Business exit strategies and motivations for sellers and buyers.11:28 The value of skilled trades vs. automation in plumbing and electrical work.13:38 Business valuation methods, including seller's discretionary earnings, market-based valuation, and discounted cash flow.20:23 Valuing businesses using market-based approach and considering subjective factors like brand value and stability.23:26 Preparing a business for sale or transfer, including financial organization, exit strategy, pricing, and marketing to potential buyers. 30:29 Challenges in buying and selling businesses, including financial preparation and communication.33:54 Buying and selling small businesses, with a focus on the importance of domain expertise and matching buyers and sellers.40:18 Helping business owners sell their companies through valuation and marketing.43:25 Selling businesses, including timing and preparation. 49:48 Preparing businesses for sale, avoiding scams, and planning for successful sales.52:02 Exit strategies for small business owners. 56:00 Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Eric Grafstrom = https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericgrafstrom/
    Website = https://exitguide.com/
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    • 57 min
    CYBERSECURITY Trends and Advice to Help YOU Protect Your Business

    CYBERSECURITY Trends and Advice to Help YOU Protect Your Business

    What are you going to do to protect your business from hackers out to steal your data, or worse your customers data?
    In this podcast, Dave Erickson and his esteemed co-host Botond Seres, are  going to peer into the dark world of cyber crime and cybersecurity, with our guest Steve Orrin, Federal CTO & Sr. Principal Engineer of Intel Corp.
    Steve is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience in technology and cybersecurity; across various sectors, including public and private companies, as well as federal agencies.
    Notably, he has advised federal agencies, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community on technology matters while also influencing cybersecurity strategies at Intel Corporation.
    Before joining Intel, he had a successful stint launching startup companies and growing them in order to be acquired, and in doing so delivered market-leading solutions to Fortune 1000 clients.
    Summary Timeline00:00 Cybersecurity threats and best practices with a federal CTO and Intel engineer. 01:52 Cybersecurity threats and trends, including AI adoption by attackers.06:26 Supply chain security and software development lifecycle. 11:55 Integrating security into software development lifecycle.16:31 Supply chain security, sharing information between vendors to ensure quality and safety. 18:58 Federal CTO role at Intel, focusing on translating commercial tech for gov't use cases. 23:48 Security challenges and benefits of remote work during COVID-19 pandemic. 28:49 Evolving cybersecurity strategies for remote work and zero-trust architecture. 33:52 Multi-factor authentication and its importance in cybersecurity. 38:52 Cybersecurity, resilience, and recovery. 42:25 Cybersecurity resilience and disaster recovery strategies. 47:14 Backup and recovery strategies for critical systems in a multi-cloud environment.50:00 Penetration testing effectiveness and its role in enhancing security. 55:24 Anti-malware solutions, importance of comprehensive monitoring and latest technologies. 58:07 AI's impact on cybersecurity, including phishing attacks and generative AI. 1:03:25 Using AI to improve cybersecurity by analyzing large volumes of data, detecting anomalies, and automating tasks. 1:06:48 Securing internet infrastructure and protecting data. 1:12:51 Data privacy and security challenges in the US and globally, with a focus on GDPR and state-level regulations. 1:15:51 Future of Cybersecurity and advancements using AI and hardware-based security. 1:19:30 Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Steve Orrin = https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorrin/
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Growing a Business? Automation Tools for Starting and Scaling a Business Quickly

    Growing a Business? Automation Tools for Starting and Scaling a Business Quickly

    In this ScreamingBox Technology and Business Rundown podcast, Botond Seres and Dave Erickson, are going explore how to solve work overload and grow your business by using automation tools with our guest Micah Lamar, CEO of WallStreet.io
    WallStreet.io is an innovative web and mobile platform that provides technical analysis tools for stock market trading, one of the best stocks & options universities on the web and a top financial social network with live meetups hosted by professional traders.
    Micah and his partner founded WallStreet.io in 2015. He has put his methodical approach and experience for mentoring about stocks and options as well as his deep knowledge about risk management, portfolio management and options behavior all into the WallStreet.io platform.
    SUMMARY TIMELINE:
    00:00 Productivity and AI tools for starting and growing a business.01:43 Starting a digital business with a focus on community, scalability, and subscription-based revenue. 06:38 Subscription-based business models in tech industry. 11:35 Growing a business through webinars and automation. 15:55 CRM, automation, and growth strategies for small businesses. 20:02 Scaling a business with CRM and email marketing automation. 24:20 Automation in CRM and content creation. 32:52 SaaS business growth and automation tools. 39:12 Starting a business with limited resources. 44:44 Entrepreneurship, automation tools, and productivity. 49:07 Investing in US stocks for foreign nationals. 52:37 Investing strategies and evaluating a simple dividend-reinvestment approach. 1:00:20 Trading, hedging, and options. 1:05:18 Options trading strategies and tools for risk management. 1:09:36 Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Micah Lamar = https://www.linkedin.com/in/micahlamar/
    Website = https://WallStreet.io
    CRM Mentioned = https://ontraport.com/
    Automation Tool = https://www.make.com/en
    Page Builder = https://www.leadpages.com/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How AI will change JOBS and HIRING & how to PROTECT your work and your FUTURE job.

    How AI will change JOBS and HIRING & how to PROTECT your work and your FUTURE job.

    Afraid that AI will take away your job? Does that affect how you behave around your boss? What should you do?
    Welcome to the ScreamingBox Technology and Business Rundown podcast. In this podcast, Dave Erickson and his knowledgeable co-host Botond Seres, are going to divide and conquer which work AI should do and what should be left to the humans; with Christopher Lind, Founder of LearningSharks.com
    On LearningSharks, you will find all the latest videos and discussions in developing skills, technology, navigating careers, corporate culture, and finding harmony between a personal and professional life.
    In addition to Learning Sharks, Chris is currently VP, Chief Learning Officer at ChenMed where he is leading their healthcare enterprise learning strategy to improve the skills, performance, and wellbeing of their employees.
    Prior to that, he was Head of Global Digital Learning at GE Healthcare where he led the organization that was accountable for the digital transformation of learning and talent development for the global commercial and marketing functions.
    SUMMARY TIMELINE00:03 AI's impact on jobs, motivation, and emotional state. 02:07 The adoption of AI in the workplace and its potential impact on jobs. 07:08 AI in healthcare, marketing, and education. 15:52 Work and productivity and the impact of AI. 21:00 AI's limitations and the importance of human skills. 26:32 The changing workflows of writing and editing due to AI. 29:01 AI's limitations in writing and the need for human input. 33:37 Job descriptions and workforce disruption in the HR industry. 36:48 The impact of AI engineering jobs and decision-making. 41:00 AI's impact on jobs and employee motivation. 44:55 Hiring, AI and trust in the workplace. 51:36 AI's impact on jobs and society. 57:05 Future of education and AI59:08 Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Christopher Lind = https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherlind/
    Website = https://LearningSharks.com
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    • 1 hr
    The Real POWER of Business Referrals! Use them to 📈 CONQUER 📈 the business world!

    The Real POWER of Business Referrals! Use them to 📈 CONQUER 📈 the business world!

    No customers?! No leads? Is it possible to start and grow a business without hiring an expensive sales team?
    In this podcast, Botond Seres and Dave Erickson, are going to examine the power of referrals with Brandon Barnum, CEO of HOA.COM.
    Brandon is a business visionary driving innovation and success across diverse industries. As CEO of a HOA.com, a web platform for Home Owner’s Associations; he has transformed the home services landscape by establishing a trusted network of certified professionals. This network has not only saved homeowners time and money; but has also fostered trust within communities.
    Prior to HOA.com, Brandon served as President of Refer.com, where he led a global referral marketing system; and Brandon's impact has resonated across the entrepreneurial landscape, reflecting his commitment to connecting communities and fostering excellence.
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    Summary Timetable:
    00:03 Referrals and relationships for business growth.01:59 Referrals in business, including their value and how to ask for them.07:51 Referral partnerships and networking. 14:29 Referrals and perfect prospects in business. 19:32 Using AI to optimize business operations and improve client relationships. 25:07 Using personality insights for sales and referrals. 30:29 Personality types and their traits. 35:34 Understanding and catering to different personality types in sales. 40:32 Referral strategies for businesses and consumers. 46:17 Referral marketing strategies and book recommendations. 51:17 Referrals and networking for business growth. 53:35 Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Brandon Barnum = https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbarnum/
    Website = https://hoa.com/World’s Largest Alliance = https://www.worldslargestalliance.com/
    Please like this podcast, and subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications to get our latest videos @ScreamingBoxCom
    NOTES: LONG BIO
    Brandon Barnum - CEO of HOA.com
    Brandon Barnum is a visionary entrepreneur and seasoned business leader based in Phoenix, Arizona, with a track record of driving innovation and success across various industries. Currently serving as the CEO of HOA.com since April 2019, Brandon has been instrumental in revolutionizing the home services landscape.
    Professional Journey at HOA.com:As the CEO of HOA.com, Brandon has spearheaded a mission to connect communities through a network of trusted home service professionals. Under his leadership, HOA.com has become a go-to platform for homeowners seeking reliable, vetted, and certified service providers. Brandon's commitment to quality and excellence has resulted in a handpicked network of professionals, each possessing a positive community reputation and a wealth of 5-star reviews. His strategic vision has not only saved homeowners time, energy, and money but has also fostered a sense of trust and reliability within communities.
    Chairman of The Champions Institute:In addition to his role at HOA.com, Brandon serves as the Chairman of The Champions Institute since November 2020. This institute focuses on optimizing businesses by enhancing their people, processes, and profits. Through personalized training and coaching programs, The Champions Institute empowers individuals to become champions both personally and professionally.
    CEO of CODEBREAKER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC:Brandon's leadership prowess extends to the technology sector, where he served as the CEO of CODEBREAKER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC from July 2019 to February 2020. Here, he introduced a groundbreaking system, Codebreaker.AI, designed to help sales professionals close deals faster by identifying prospects' buying behavior. This scientifically validated approach resulted in significant increases in sales conversions, offering

    • 54 min
    Paid Digital Advertising and SEO, Tips, Tricks and Hack for 💥💥 GROWTH 💥💥

    Paid Digital Advertising and SEO, Tips, Tricks and Hack for 💥💥 GROWTH 💥💥

    Can you really grow a business with Digital Ads? How can you find success with any sized ad budget?Welcome to the ScreamingBox Technology and Business Rundown podcast.
    In this podcast, Botond Seres and Dave Erickson are going to pay to play with Brandon Leibowitz, CEO of SEO Optimizers.
    In 2008, Brandon started SEO Optimizers after working extensively at ad agencies helping their clients with search engine optimization and paid advertising. Since then, he focuses on helping small and medium-sized companies get ranked at the top of Google by using search engine optimization tactics and bringing in traffic via social media and paid ads.
    For this podcast we are looking for ROI in the learning about paid digital Ads tips, tricks and hacks. In addition, how can SEO lower ad costs and improve visitor retention and gain Higher Quality Scores.
    Summary Timetable:03:00 - Paid digital ads for small businesses.02:16 - Paid advertising platforms and their effectiveness.06:20 - Amazon ads and Google ads for product companies. 10:26 - Digital marketing strategies and Google ads. 15:10 - Ad testing and remarketing strategies. 18:05 - Remarketing strategies for small businesses. 23:28 - Remarketing, YouTube ads, and competitor targeting. 26:56 - YouTube optimization and SEO strategies. 32:36 - YouTube SEO and keyword research. 35:20 - SEO strategies and ad budget allocation. 40:13 - Ad spend optimization and profit margins. 43:01 - Optimizing website user experience for conversions. 48:06 - E-commerce website optimization and testing. 50:28 - SEO challenges and user experience. 56:34 - SEO and AI's impact on content creation. 1:00:47 - What is the future of SEO and Paid Ads.1:02:49 - Outro
    If you have questions for our Podcast Hosts or Guest, you can reach them here:
    Dave Erickson = https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveerickson1/
    Botond Seres = https://www.linkedin.com/in/botondseres/
    GUEST: Brandon Leibowitz = https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonleibowitz/
    SEO Optimizers = https://seooptimizers.com/
    Please like this podcast, and subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications to get our latest videos @ScreamingBoxCom

    • 1 hr 4 min

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