Mark O’Renick, co-founder of Will & Grail, joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about building socially responsible companies. Mark is an experienced business leader, brand strategist and entrepreneur. As co-founder of Will &Grail, Mark helps companies use collaboration and design thinking to create believable, purpos- driven brands that build stronger, more profitable relationships with customers, employees, shareholders and the community. Mark also leads initiatives to foster conversation and research about the need to build socially responsible organizations that make a profound positive impact on lives, communities and the world. Recently launched initiatives include Conquer for Good (www.conquerforgood.com) and Brand Believability (www.brandbelievability.com). Prior to Will & Grail, Mark was co-founder and CEO of Salva O’Renick and marketing services company. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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With a pink slip in her hand and the words “You’re fired” echoing in her ear, our guest today, Bernadette Boas, went on a journey to discover, confront and shed her bitches of fear, insecurity and low self-worth. That journey led her to create and accelerate the riches she has today. Bernadette joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her 5-step Shift to Riches formula so listeners can consider what bitches they need to shed to finally create the riches they deserve.
Bernadette is the founder of Ball of Fire Consulting, a business management and leadership growth company. She coaches, trains and speaks to corporate and entrepreneurial leaders and organizations around the globe.
Bernadette authored her first in a series of books, Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business. She has since adapted her story into a film screenplay, Confessions of a Corporate Bitch, and a successful radio program, Shed the Bitch Radio.
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I really enjoyed learning physics back in high school and college. You could take a relatively complex situation and predict what would happen. With a few assumptions, some clear laws and principles and some higher end math, you could figure out exactly how far that 10-pound cannonball would fly out of a cannon—or whatever. The situation could be complicated, but it was something you could ultimately understand and predict.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the same kind of thinking towards business success and growth? (more…)
The Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce will host its annual luncheon and Business with Heart Awards on Wed., April 26. The featured speaker will be Randal Pinkett, the season four winner of “The Apprentice.” (more…)
You’ve undoubtedly heard the dire warnings about cyber attacks on business. Although such attacks on large corporations routinely make the news, small businesses are not immune. A report from Verizon revealed that 71 percent of cyber attacks in 2012 occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
This week the House Small Business Committee addressed the threat and posted cyber security aids for small businesses.