This is The Future Is Borderless podcast hosted by David Nilssen. He features top entrepreneurs and thought-leaders from around the world — those who bring a global mindset and a unique perspective to their life and business.
AI for Small Business with Boaz Ashkenazy
In this episode, we are joined by the visionary leader Boaz Ashkenazy, CEO of Simply Augmented. We explore the intersection of business and AI, discussing the importance of structuring data and managing unstructured data for success. Boaz shares insights on staying in your energy and genius zone, leveraging AI to focus on high-value activities. Plus, we delve into the potential of AI in streamlining recruitment processes and improving customer service experiences. Get ready for cutting-edge insights and new ideas to fuel your business growth. Listen now on all major podcast platforms.
Here's a glimpse of what you will learn:
• Introduction to the Podcast and Introduction of the Guest, Boaz Ashkenazy
• The Intersection of Business and AI
• The Role of Humans in AI
• Use of AI in Hiring Processes
• Boaz Ashkenazy's Podcast, Shift AI
About Boaz Ashkenazy
Boaz is a pioneer in AI-driven business transformation. He leverages his experience at Meta to enhance employee productivity. As a co-founder of tech startups and a key figure at Simply Augmented, he focuses on establishing a leading AI-driven development studio. Boaz, creator of the Shift AI podcast, highlights thought leaders shaping the future of work and AI on Geekwire monthly.
Outsourced Sales – Landing Executive-Level Meetings
Caryn Kopp is the Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting, a firm that helps businesses land executive-level prospect meetings. She is a nationally recognized speaker and an expert in business development featured in Inc., Fortune Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal morning radio show. Caryn authored The Path to The Cash!® The Words You NEED To Bypass Those Darned Prospect Objections! and Biz Dev Done Right. She is also the Sales Messaging Coach of Scaling Up Coaches Worldwide, a firm that will help you grow and scale your company, leveraging proven trademarked tools and techniques.
In this episode… Are you seeking strategies to help your sales team start conversations with qualified prospects more frequently and efficiently? Have you thought about outsourced sales, and what do you need to know about it?
According to Caryn Kopp, a veteran sales consultant, getting in the door for the first meeting with high-level prospects is the most challenging part of business development. She recommends outsourced sales to experts who can find the right opportunities and secure initial meetings for you so you can focus on closing more sales and business development. She shares her journey in the sales messaging space and building and running a firm to help busy entrepreneurs with high-level prospecting.
In this episode of The Future Is Borderless, David Nilssen sits down with Caryn Kopp, Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting, to discuss tips for landing executive-level prospect meetings and closing. Caryn explains how Kopp Consulting differentiates itself in the market by helping companies struggling with executive-level prospecting, its model for hiring door-opening talent, insights on outsourcing the door-opening function of a business and working with in-house sales teams, and tips for training and onboarding your salespeople.
Self-Directed IRAs, Offshore Teams and Guatemala
JP Dahdah is the Founder and CEO of Vantage IRAs, a top self-directed retirement plan administration and alternative custody company that helps investors diversify their retirement savings. He specializes in alternative investment custodial services for self-directed IRAs and private market investments. With a 25-year career in financial services, JP has received various awards and recognitions, including the Entrepreneur of the Year and Forty Under 40 Award from the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Most Admired Leaders award from the Phoenix Business Journal. He is also the Founder of Advance Guatemala, a charity supporting Guatemalans in need.
In this episode… Do you have an Individual Retirement Account and want to put the funds in the account to work? In what ways can you better invest your retirement money?
According to investment expert JP Dahdah, many large financial institutions limit people's IRA investments to the stock market, making them lose out on other viable alternative investment opportunities. He shares his entrepreneurial journey with a mission to inform Americans about the investment choices available within their retirement accounts. You can also win in the retirement game and deserve an IRA with the freedom to invest your money where you want.
In this episode of The Future Is Borderless, David Nilssen sits down with JP Dahdah, Founder and CEO of Vantage IRAs, to discuss how people can have a self-directed IRA. JP shares his journey in the self-directed IRA space to starting Vantage IRAs, the alternative assets people invest in outside of the stock market, Vantage’s expansion journey leveraging borderless talent, and his philanthropic work through Advance Guatemala.
Capitalism as a Source for Good
Kent Gregoire is the Co-founder of Stakeholder Business, a firm that helps leaders build thriving stakeholder businesses that matter. He is also the Founder and CEO of Symphony Advantage. Kent is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first manufacturing company at 14. Since then, he has founded and led over a dozen organizations throughout his entrepreneurial journey. Kent has also provided advisory training and coaching services to executive-level management under the Symphony Advantage Brand. He is an angel investor in purpose-driven companies and a sought-after speaker in the US and beyond.
In this episode… Do you desire to leave a lasting legacy by creating a company that impacts the industry and the world? What's the secret to building that kind of business?
Having been an entrepreneur since 14, Kent Gregoire gained a lot of financial success but felt like something was missing. After listening to his father's advice, he discovered conscious capitalism. It's a way of unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit for good and elevating humanity by aligning businesses with people, purpose, and profit. As a certified conscious capitalism consultant, Kent shares how he now helps others build thriving stakeholder businesses.
In this episode of The Future is Borderless, David Nilssen sits down with Kent Gregoire, Co-founder of Stakeholder Business, to discuss how entrepreneurs can adopt a conscious capitalism approach in their businesses. Kent shares his path to conscious capitalism, how to become a certified conscious capitalism consultant, the difference between conscious capitalism and stakeholder capitalism, and tips for becoming a purpose-driven company and its importance.
Making Accounting NOT Suck
Spencer Sheinin is the Founder and CEO of Shift Financial Insights, a firm providing outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and financial insights to small and medium-sized businesses. He is a CPA with over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, having owned businesses in manufacturing, construction, real estate, cold storage, and financial services. Spencer is also a guest speaker for the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and an active Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member. He was a recipient of the Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 award and is a finalist for the Surrey Business Excellence award.
In this episode... Financial clarity is fundamental to the success of any business. As an entrepreneur, how can you acquire financial knowledge to make informed decisions for your organization?
Many small and medium-sized businesses lack the necessary resources to employ an accountant. Consequently, business owners must manage bookkeeping and other financial statements singlehandedly. Yet many entrepreneurs aren’t financially literate and fail to manage their companies effectively. Finance is a separate skill set from operating a business, so Spencer Sheinin recommends hiring financial insights companies. These professionals provide you with the financial information necessary to make decisions that propel your company forward.
In this episode of The Future is Borderless, David Nilssen sits down with Spencer Sheinin, Founder and CEO of Shift Financial Insights, to discuss simple methods for managing finances. Spencer explains how Shift helps entrepreneurs maneuver their financial blind spots, why many entrepreneurs struggle with bookkeeping, Shift’s ideal clients, and how the company differentiates itself in the market.
ChatGPT, America’s Cup Sailing, and Creating Entrepreneurs
TA McCann is the Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, a Seattle-based software development studio that creates and launches technology startups. As a serial entrepreneur, he was the Founder and CEO of Senosis, acquired by Google, Gist, acquired by Blackberry, and Rival IQ, a leader in marketing analytics. TA is an active angel investor, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and a TechStars mentor. Before his startup career, he was a professional sailor, having competed in two America's Cups and the Whitbread Round the World race.
In this episode... As an aspiring entrepreneur, formulating and executing ideas is foundational for launching a startup. Where can you get the support to transform your vision into a scalable business?
According to TA McCann, building a profitable startup is hard. The process involves ideation, validation, creation, implementation, and growth. It also requires domain expertise, extraordinary talent, execution, and precise timing. He recommends going to a startup studio to partner with experts who can help you through these processes and build your dream business.
In this episode of The Future is Borderless, David Nilssen sits down with TA McCann, Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, to discuss how he helps create entrepreneurs. TA talks about a startup studio model and how it differs from traditional venture capital, the five-stage process PSL uses to develop business ideas, and shares his thoughts on in-person, hybrid, and remote working environments.
Such a Great Show!
The Future is Borderless offers invaluable insights and practical wisdom! Each episode is incredibly engaging, and David does a fantastic job of encouraging guests to share their stories with listeners. This is a must-listen show!