"Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014" -- Small Biz Trends. Former Clinton White House Writer John Corcoran shows you how to build relationships intelligently to get more clients, grow your income and advance your career. Discover how you can use win-win networking and intentional relationship-building with Influencers and VIPs, even if you "hate networking" or feel like you have "nothing to offer" people who are successful. Interviews with today's top entrepreneurs and authors such as Dan Pink, Michael Port, Gary Vaynerchuk, Marie Forleo and Guy Kawasaki, who reveal how they use relationships to grow their businesses and their incomes. Find out more at SmartBusinessRevolution.com.
Jamie Birch | [Top Agency Series] Building an Affiliate Program and Best Strategies for Affiliate Marketing
Jamie Birch is the Founder and CEO of JEBCommerce, a full-service, online marketing agency that specializes in performance marketing. His extensive internet marketing experience includes all facets of online marketing: email, paid search campaigns, customer retention programs, and much more. Jamie is also the Host of The Profitable Performance Marketing Podcast and a member of the Bureau of Digital.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Jamie Birch, the Founder and CEO of JEBCommerce, about affiliate marketing and the best strategies for building an affiliate program. Jamie explains how affiliate marketing works, how it has evolved over the years, and how social media impacts affiliate programs.
Rowena Scherer | Building a Cooking Kit Company, Exploring Different Cultures, and Mentorship
Rowena Scherer is the Founder and CEO of eat2explore, an award-winning family cooking kit inspiring cultural exploration through diverse global cuisine. She is an experienced financial executive who followed her passion for food, travel, and children to start an experiential explorer box for the whole family. Rowena is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute and holds an Executive MBA from NYU Stern.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Rowena Scherer, the Founder and CEO of eat2explore, about her journey in building a subscription meal kit company. Rowena also talks about the importance of having a mentor, the challenges she faced building her company, and how eat2explore promotes diversity.
Branden Lisi | From Hurricane Katrina To Surviving Cancer and Building Candy Stores
Branden Lisi is the Co-founder of Object 9, a digital agency started in 1992 around the dawn of the internet. His team built a great reputation revitalizing brands starting with Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), which led to many other assignments in the food and beverage space. Over the last 10 years, Object 9 has moved into helping equipment and machinery companies build a sustainable lead generation program. Branden is also a franchise owner and pastry inspector.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Branden Lisi, the Co-founder of Object 9, about how he built a digital agency and his experience working with CPG brands. Branden also discusses best practices for cold calling, how Hurricane Katrina impacted his business, and his tips for building a great company culture.
Dr. Mark Stephany | [Digital Money Series] Alleviating Poverty and Improving the Environment With Bitcoin: Making the Progressive Case
Dr. Mark Stephany is the Host of The Progressive Bitcoiner Podcast, which he created to give a voice to individuals and communities who have used Bitcoin to foster positive changes for personal, social, and environmental issues. He is also an entrepreneur and doctor.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Dr. Mark Stephany, the Host of The Progressive Bitcoiner Podcast, to talk about the use of Bitcoin to foster positive change. Dr. Stephany explains how it can be used to end poverty, enable better energy transmission, and discusses the volatile nature of Bitcoin.
Will Gee | Breaking Into the Video Game Industry, Landing the NFL and PayPal as Clients, and Innovating in Virtual and Augmented Reality
Will Gee is the Co-founder and CEO of Balti Virtual, a full-service augmented and virtual reality studio. Will and his team have designed augmented reality and virtual reality experiences for clients like Under Armour, PayPal, Stanley Black & Decker, Sagamore Development, and NBC Universal. He has also been honored as one of Baltimore Business Journal's Tech 10. Prior to Balti Virtual, Will worked on a number of video game titles including “European Air War” and “Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes” for a variety of clients and companies.
Will Gee, the Co-founder and CEO of Balti Virtual, joins John Corcoran in this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast to talk about working in the virtual and augmented reality industry. Will also discusses how gaming software has evolved over the years, shares his experience working on a virtual reality project for the NFL, and talks about the future of the industry.
Paige Velasquez Budde | Performing at Disney Events, Transitioning to Digital Marketing, and Building a Good Vibes Culture
Paige Velasquez Budde is a Partner and the CEO of Zilker Media, an Austin-based agency that builds people-driven brands. She has been a featured speaker on digital marketing strategy topics and has led workshops at national venues such as Harvard Medical School, Austin's Alamo Drafthouse, Zilker Park, and Hilton Hotel, as well as for organizations such as the Women Presidents Organization. Paige also has an amazing background as a musician and performer.
Paige Velasquez Budde, a Partner and CEO at Zilker Media, joins John Corcoran in this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast to talk about her experience being a music performer for Disney and how she moved to digital marketing. Paige also talks about her company's core values and advises new authors on publishing books and building a social media audience. Stay tuned.
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I loved the episode with Ken Blanchard and Randy Conlin about servant leadership and trust. “How you treat your people is going to be discussed at dinner.” I’m excited to go through the archive. Thanks for making such a great podcast!
Smart Business Revolution is a newfound favorite! Every episode includes actionable insights from some of the most compelling leaders out there. Not to mention, John is consistently giving us a masterclass on what it means to be a fantastic interviewer. Super grateful for this resource!
One of the best business podcasts out there.
John Corcoran is a fantastic interviewer - he knows how to extract what’s interesting out of each guest and leave the listener with nuggets they can apply. One of the best business podcasts out there.