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Business tips and stories from entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Business tips and stories from entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    Sionic Mobile ULink Technology with Bob Burroughs

    Sionic Mobile ULink Technology with Bob Burroughs

    Sionic Mobile ULink Technology with Bob Burroughs

    Sionic Mobile

    Bob led Bellsouth Mobility (now AT&T) in the launch of several consumer products including voice connect and one-number service. He headed product planning and marketing for IntelliOne and launched the company’s ioVector application for iPhone and Blackberry – a traffic navigation and trip planning app marketed through Rogers Communications throughout Canada. He has been head of EVP Products for Sionic Mobile since 2010.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss mobile payments, universal linking, and connected commerce.

















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    Introduction

    Bob tells us about attending Auburn University and choosing marketing as his major.



























































    Technical Marketing

    Bob tells us about moving to Atlanta and transitioning to a product focus on marketing.



























































    A Move to Consulting

    Bob talks to us about taking early retirement from AT&T and moving into a consulting role with West Management.



























































    Product Innovation

    Bob talks about his first experience with a small entrepreneurial business, working on an early version of traffic prediction.



























































    Sionic Mobile Marketing and Payments

    Bob tells us about the early idea of Sionic Mobile as being a pioneer in mobile payments.



























































    Sonic Mobile and the Payment Industry

    Bob talks about the challenges of a being a smaller company trying to get into the payment space.



























































    Creating A Loyalty Currency

    Bob talks about starting out offering product rewards and moving towards a more versatile loyalty currency.

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    The Long Term Care Insurance Process with Amber Dawson

    The Long Term Care Insurance Process with Amber Dawson

    The Long Term Care Insurance Process with Amber Dawson

    The Long Term Care Planning Group

    Amber is a Para Planner helping people learn the benefits of long term care coverage and options for themselves and family members.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss the application process, educating the public, and doing what you love wisely.

















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    Introduction

    Amber tells us about starting college at Truett McConnell in Cleveland Georgia.



























































    The Travel Agency Business

    Amber tells us about working as a travel agent before online booking and third party agencies changed the industry.



























































    Executive Assistant to Entrepreneur

    Amber talks to us about becoming an executive assistant, gaining event planning experience, and then opening her own concierge firm.



























































    A Third Industry

    Amber talks about meeting Corey Rieck at an event and starting with The Long Term Planning Group.



























































    Personal Experience with Long Term Care

    Amber tells us about her personal experience with long term care before she got involved on a professional level.



























































    Application Process

    Amber talks about the application process, her role in facilitating, and keeping things running smoothly.



























































    Working with Multiple Carriers

    Amber talks about how having a good relationship with the carriers helps keep the process moving and how her previous roles help in her current one.

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    Establishing Healthy Habits with Jessica Walker

    Establishing Healthy Habits with Jessica Walker

    Establishing Healthy Habits with Jessica Walker

    Momentum Transformations

    Jessica Walker is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, and Dragon Boat Paddling Trainer based in Peachtree City, GA. She guides her clients into the best shape of their lives and establishes behavior so they stay that way.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss establishing habits, being part of a team, and having your processes ready for clients.

















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    Introduction

    Jessica tells us about being born in Connecticut before moving to New Jersey and then starting college in Allentown Pennsylvania.



























































    Working Through College

    Jessica tells us about working at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey while attending night school.



























































    Cost Accounting Work

    Jessica talks to us about moving to California and being a part of the first organization to build a GSM network in North America while pursuing her MBA in accounting.



























































    Battling Health Issues

    Jessica talks about being diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager and then doing her own research to discover the root cause and how to adjust her diet.



























































    A Turning Point

    Jessica tells us about moving to Georgia and the turning point in her health journey.



























































    Small Changes and Big Results

    Jessica talks about making small changes in her diet and then increasing her physical activity to achieve her health goals.



























































    Helping Others

    Jessica talks about getting the proper certificat...

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    Commercial Lending with Srdjan Gavrilovic

    Commercial Lending with Srdjan Gavrilovic

    Commercial Lending with Srdjan Gavrilovic

    First Citizens Bank

    Srdjan Gavrilovic is a Senior Business Banker at First Citizens Bank in Atlanta. He finds creative ways to provide his clients more capital, better structured capital, and improve working capital management. He focuses on Healthcare, Real Estate and Equipment financing, Business Acquisition and partner buy-outs.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss creating client relationships, building wealth, and the advantage of owning a business space.







































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    Introduction

    Srdjan tells us about growing up in Belgrade Serbia before he moved to Atlanta in 1992



























































    The Credit Path

    Srdjan tells us about starting the management training program at Norwest Financial after he graduated with a degree in finance from Kennesaw State University.



























































    An Early Interest in Finance

    Srdjan talks to us about choosing his career path at an early age and the opportunity to study economics and business in high school.



























































    Commercial Lending

    Srdjan talks about making his first commercial mortgage in 2003 before making a move to focus on commercial lending in 2006.



























































    A Family Controlled Bank

    Srdjan tells us what it means to be a family controlled bank.



























































    Professional Service Providers

    Srdjan talks about expanding from lending to health care professionals to including other professional service providers.



























































    Being Driven by the Vision

    Srdjan talks about understanding his client's goals and vision for their business in order to structure their credit facilities properly.



























































    Creating Client Relationships

    Srdjan talks about building long term relationships with his client by giving honest answers.

    • 33 min
    Property Management with Venis Sims

    Property Management with Venis Sims

    Property Management with Venis Sims

    Edgewood Realty Group

    Venis came from the mortgage industry before becoming a real estate broker with a focus on property management. She focuses on finding and managing investment properties handling the day to day frustrations of maintenance and tenant interaction for her clients.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss working with investors, navigating the pitfalls of property management, and short term rentals.

















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    Introduction

    Venis tells us about growing up in Missouri and moving to Atlanta after high school.



























































    Student Experience

    Venis tells us about her experience at Georgia State University as a student and an employee.



























































    A Natural Talent for Sales

    Venis talks to us about her experience and success with direct sales.



























































    Making Relationships with Investors

    Venis talks about getting her real estate license and starting her career during a difficult time in the market.



























































    Becoming a Broker

    Venis tells us about getting her broker license and starting her own company before bringing on other agents.



























































    Working with Investors

    Venis talks about the first steps when working with a new investor and her favorite types of clients.



























































    Paying Cash for Properties

    Venis talks about her investor clients paying cash for properties.



























































    Full Service Property Management

    Venis talks about the process of taking a investor from purchase to sale and handling everything along the way.

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    Pest Control with Greg Verjan

    Pest Control with Greg Verjan

    Pest Control with Greg Verjan

    Turin Pest Control

    Over 25 years of experience, coupled with customer service unmatched in the industry, Greg Verjan, owner of Turin Pest Control, is committed to excellent service – every single time. Family owned and operated, Turin Pest Control is the only choice for pest control services in Fayette and Coweta.

    In this episode of Websuasion Conversation, we discuss sales experience, the importance of branding, and advice for others.

















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    Introduction

    Greg tells us about growing up in California and living in Missouri and Memphis before moving to Georgia.



























































    Sales Experience

    Greg tells us about working for Schwan's as a route builder and how he gained experience in sales.



























































    The Path to Pest Control

    Greg talks to us about transitioning from Home Depot to working in pest control full time.



























































    Gaining Experience

    Greg talks about working for two different pest control companies as a salesperson and a manager.



























































    Starting Turin Pest Control

    Greg tells us about starting his own pest control company and the reasons he has seen significant growth within the first two years.



























































    The Turin Difference

    Greg talks about "the Turin difference" and why doing what you say you are going to do leads to success.



























































    Termite Letters

    Greg talks about termite letters and how they are used in real estate transactions.



























































    Source of Growth

    Greg talks about marketing and the power of branding.

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