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Transforming Small Businesses Into M&A Success Stories With Jay Jung

3/25/2024
Jay Jung is the Founder and Managing Partner of Embarc Advisors, a corporate finance advisory firm based in San Francisco that specializes in M&A, capital raise, outsourced corporate development, and strategic CFO services for startups, SMBs, and middle-market firms. A Wharton School alumnus, Jay's career includes significant roles in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and at McKinsey & Company as a consultant, where he completed over $50 billion in transactions, including notable sales such as Yahoo, MuleSoft, and SanDisk. Beyond his leadership role, Jay actively engages with startups and middle-market firms as a trusted M&A, capital raise, and growth strategy advisor. His insights and achievements have been featured in major publications like Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. In this episode… Navigating the complex world of mergers and acquisitions can be a daunting responsibility for small business owners. But what if there was a way to turn this challenge into a thriving opportunity for growth and success? According to Jay Jung, an expert in transforming small businesses through strategic mergers and acquisitions, the key is to adopt a mindset focused on maximizing value and identifying the right opportunities at the right time. He highlights the importance of understanding the M&A landscape from both a buyer's and seller's perspective, enabling businesses to position themselves advantageously in negotiations. By meticulously crafting and narrating the company's story, Jay illustrates how businesses can attract more compelling offers, ultimately leading to successful and lucrative exits or acquisitions. In this episode, John Corcoran sits down with Jay Jung, Founder and Managing Partner of Embarc Advisors, to explore the transformative power of mergers and acquisitions for small businesses. They discuss Jay's journey from a childhood entrepreneur to an M&A advisory innovator, the art of enhancing company valuations for strategic exits, and Embarc Advisors' approach to turning small businesses into M&A success stories.

Duration:00:24:55

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[EO San Francisco] Navigating High-Profile Litigation and Empowering the Underrepresented With Nav Avloni

3/21/2024
Navruz “Nav” Avloni is the Founder and CEO of Avloni Law, a boutique plaintiffs’ litigation law firm known for taking on some of the world's largest corporations and entities to fight for victims' rights through employment litigation and more. With a decade of litigation experience, Nav has become a distinguished trial attorney and social justice advocate, vigorously fighting for civil rights across California. Her expertise covers all phases of litigation, from discovery through trials, arbitrations, and appeals, achieving notable results in cases involving race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower claims. Nav's high-profile representations include cases such as Kepnach, et al v. Four Barrel Coffee, Lambert v. Tesla, and Vaughn v. Tesla, highlighting her ability to secure favorable outcomes for her clients, such as the record $137 million verdict in Diaz v. Tesla. In this episode… Navigating the complex landscape of high-profile litigation and advocating for the rights of the underrepresented can be challenging. How does one manage to not only survive but thrive in such a demanding environment and make a significant impact on social justice? According to Nav Avloni, a formidable trial attorney and social justice advocate, the answer lies in a blend of personal conviction, relentless pursuit of justice, and strategic litigation practices. Nav emphasizes the importance of meticulous preparation and a deep understanding of each case's unique dynamics. She believes in empowering her clients by giving them a platform to share their stories, thereby humanizing the legal process. This method not only strengthens their cases but also raises public awareness about critical social justice issues. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, John Corcoran speaks with Nav Avloni, Founder and CEO of Avloni Law, about her immigrant roots and her path to founding her own firm. They delve into the strategies behind navigating high-profile cases, the importance of empowering the underrepresented, and Nav’s relentless pursuit of justice. Through this conversation, listeners will gain insight into the complexities of civil rights litigation and the power of advocacy in effecting meaningful change.

Duration:00:29:42

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Navigating High-Profile Litigation and Empowering the Underrepresented With Nav Avloni

3/18/2024
Navruz “Nav” Avloni is the Founder and CEO of Avloni Law, a boutique plaintiffs’ litigation law firm known for taking on some of the world's largest corporations and entities to fight for victims' rights through employment litigation and more. With a decade of litigation experience, Nav has become a distinguished trial attorney and social justice advocate, vigorously fighting for civil rights across California. Her expertise covers all phases of litigation, from discovery through trials, arbitrations, and appeals, achieving notable results in cases involving race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower claims. Nav's high-profile representations include cases such as Kepnach, et al v. Four Barrel Coffee, Lambert v. Tesla, and Vaughn v. Tesla, highlighting her ability to secure favorable outcomes for her clients, such as the record $137 million verdict in Diaz v. Tesla. In this episode… Navigating the complex landscape of high-profile litigation and advocating for the rights of the underrepresented can be challenging. How does one manage to not only survive but thrive in such a demanding environment and make a significant impact on social justice? According to Nav Avloni, a formidable trial attorney and social justice advocate, the answer lies in a blend of personal conviction, relentless pursuit of justice, and strategic litigation practices. Nav emphasizes the importance of meticulous preparation and a deep understanding of each case's unique dynamics. She believes in empowering her clients by giving them a platform to share their stories, thereby humanizing the legal process. This method not only strengthens their cases but also raises public awareness about critical social justice issues. In this episode, John Corcoran speaks with Nav Avloni, Founder and CEO of Avloni Law, about her immigrant roots and her path to founding her own firm. They delve into the strategies behind navigating high-profile cases, the importance of empowering the underrepresented, and Nav’s relentless pursuit of justice. Through this conversation, listeners will gain insight into the complexities of civil rights litigation and the power of advocacy in effecting meaningful change.

Duration:00:29:42

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[EO Calgary] Effective Brand Leadership and Team Development With Stephanie Kochorek

3/14/2024
Stephanie Kochorek is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Daughter Creative, a company that helps businesses connect through various mediums, developing and overseeing communication strategies. Stephanie's journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, drawing from her extensive experience working with Fortune 500 brands across Canada and the US. With a global perspective ingrained in their approach to branding, Stephanie and her team craft transformative narratives that resonate on an international scale. In this episode… A successful organization is shaped by the intricate interplay between branding, leadership, and team dynamics. As these elements intertwine, they form a tapestry of influence that drives businesses forward. How can these foundational pillars align to sculpt the future of industries worldwide? Branding entrepreneur Stephanie Kochorek believes in the transformative power of bold branding. She recounts her experience rebranding a business, which breathed new life into the brand, streamlined the hiring process, and ultimately led to the company's acquisition. This highlights the immense impact that branding can have on a company's identity and overall success. Drawing from the insights of Jungian archetypes, Stephanie highlights how they not only aid in crafting brand personalities for clients but also help in understanding and navigating interpersonal dynamics within the office environment. Stephanie stresses the significance of utilizing diverse talents and promoting harmonious teamwork to steer organizational success. To harness the full potential of your branding strategy, it’s essential to deeply understand the personas that resonate with your target audience and align with your brand values. This ensures a cohesive and impactful brand narrative that drives connection and engagement. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Stephanie Kochorek, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Daughter Creative, to talk about effective branding and leadership. Stephanie discusses helping companies rebrand, what it takes to be a good leader, and how to create effective teams.

Duration:00:50:13

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[EO San Francisco] The Power of Mindset in Personal Development and Finding Love With Sarah Moody

2/22/2024
Sarah Moody is a mentor specializing in helping high-achieving women find their ideal partners within 90 days, leveraging her extensive experience from two decades of dating and her personal success in finding her soulmate. Her approach combines one-on-one mentoring with cutting-edge mindset courses, aiming to assist her clients in creating an iconic life. In addition to her mentoring services, Sarah is known for her keynote speeches and her podcast, where she shares transformation stories and mindset strategies. In this episode… Have you ever wondered what truly unlocks success in love and personal growth? It's a journey that many people embark on, but what's the secret ingredient to making it all come together? Sarah Moody, a seasoned mentor specializing in personal development and relationships, believes the answer lies within the power of mindset. She highlights the transformative potential of adopting a positive outlook and actively working towards self-improvement. This approach, Sarah argues, is crucial in overcoming obstacles and realizing one's aspirations in both personal growth and romantic endeavors. Her experience underscores that with the right mindset, individuals can navigate the complexities of life and love more effectively, paving the way for fulfillment and genuine connections. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, John Corcoran and Sarah Moody explore the transformative role of mindset in personal development and finding love. They discuss Sarah's pivotal career change, the importance of mindset in overcoming life's challenges, and actionable advice for those looking to enhance their personal and romantic lives.

Duration:00:35:50

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[EO San Francisco] Culinary Entrepreneurship Beyond the Kitchen With John Silva

2/15/2024
John Silva is the Founder of Culinary Eye Catering and Events, Always Fishing Hospitality Group, and Field Guide Consulting, entities that respectively specialize in creating unique catering experiences, offer innovative hospitality solutions, and guide professionals toward entrepreneurial success. A UC Santa Barbara alumnus and a new member of EO San Francisco, John's entrepreneurial journey began in 2009, leading to the establishment of businesses that have not only made it to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America but also demonstrated consistent financial growth. With a background in kitchens, interactive art, and psychology, he has built teams focused on delivering exceptional customer service through creativity. John's ventures are underpinned by a philosophy of exceeding expectations and a commitment to high-level hospitality, ensuring that every guest's experience is paramount. In this episode… The journey of a culinary entrepreneur is fraught with unexpected turns and the constant need for evolution. How can one transform challenges into stepping stones for growth, especially when global crises upend traditional business models? According to John Silva, a visionary in the culinary world and the founder of multiple successful ventures, the secret lies in the ability to adapt, innovate, and find new avenues for growth when traditional paths seem obstructed. He underscores the importance of embracing a mindset that views obstacles as opportunities to rethink and revamp business strategies. John also highlights the crucial role of mentorship in navigating these challenges, offering guidance to emerging entrepreneurs and enabling them to leverage their unique strengths in the rapidly evolving culinary landscape. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, John Corcoran sits down with John Silva to explore the dynamic world of culinary business. They discuss John's strategic pivot during the pandemic, his venture into mentorship and coaching, and his insights on building resilience in the culinary industry.

Duration:00:27:30

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[EO Philadelphia] Strategically Navigating Business Financing Complexities With Ami Kassar

2/1/2024
Ami Kassar is the Founder and CEO of MultiFunding, a company that helps businesses achieve their growth goals through creative and personalized funding solutions. By leveraging its relationships with hundreds of lenders, the team at MultiFunding finds the best loan options to fit your specific business needs and scale your brand. Ami, a prominent figure in the business finance industry, has established himself as a thought leader over the course of 20 years. He is the author of The Growth Dilemma and a regular contributor to EO and YPO and also shares his expertise on the current state of the financing market through his weekly articles on Inc. In addition, he has provided valuable advice on the credit market climate to esteemed organizations such as The White House, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the US Treasury Department. Ami's credibility and experience led him to be interviewed by national media outlets, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Fox Business News. In this episode… In a dynamic business landscape where financial challenges can make or break a company, how do entrepreneurs effectively navigate the complexities of business financing? This is a question that many business owners grapple with as they seek to grow and stabilize their ventures. According to Ami Kassar, a renowned expert in business finance, the key lies in understanding and strategically utilizing various financing options, such as SBA loans and debt management techniques. Ami emphasizes the importance of a clear understanding of one's business model, the right approach to equity investments, and the necessity of adapting financial strategies in response to changing market conditions. This approach to financial planning not only mitigates risks but also paves the way for sustainable growth and resilience in the ever-evolving world of business finance. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Ami Kassar, Founder and CEO of MultiFunding, to delve into the intricacies of business financing. They discuss strategic approaches to managing debt and leveraging SBA loans, the impact of equity investments on a company's financial options, and practical tips for adapting to economic uncertainties.

Duration:00:42:00

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[EO Chicago] Advancing Nonprofit Fundraising Through Technology With Mike Nellis

1/11/2024
Mike Nellis is the Founder and CEO of Authentic and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Quiller. Authentic is a digital-first fundraising and advertising agency where Mike focuses on online fundraising, paid media, and creative design, catering to high-profile clients, including President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and entities like the United Nations Population Fund. Quiller is an AI copilot that helps Democratic campaigns and allied organizations draft and deploy high-quality, effective fundraising content, leveraging generative AI to innovate online fundraising and earning awards like AI Efficiency of the Year by Adweek in 2023. With over two decades of experience in fundraising and AI, he has been instrumental in raising over $1 billion for various political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. In this episode… In a world where technology is rapidly transforming how we approach challenges, can it also revolutionize the way nonprofits fundraise? Imagine a future where AI not only streamlines processes but also fundamentally changes how we connect with donors and tell impactful stories. According to Mike Nellis, incorporating AI into fundraising strategies enhances the efficiency of campaigns and also opens new avenues for donor engagement and data analysis. This technological integration goes beyond mere automation; it brings a nuanced understanding of donor behaviors and trends, enabling more personalized and effective fundraising approaches. He emphasizes that this tech-driven approach is about raising money more effectively and reshaping the nonprofit operations landscape, making them more adaptable, responsive, and impactful. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Mike Nellis, Founder of both Authentic and Quiller, to explore the cutting-edge intersection of AI and fundraising. They discuss Mike's innovative approach to online fundraising, the role of AI in revolutionizing nonprofit strategies, and the importance of nurturing a supportive company culture in high-stakes environments.

Duration:00:42:58

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[EO Minnesota] Harnessing the Power of Data To Drive Business Growth With Luke Komiskey

1/7/2024
Luke Komiskey is the Founder and CEO of DataDrive, a data consulting firm specializing in managed analytic services. With over a decade of experience in data analytics, Luke has played a pivotal role in making data analytics more accessible to a diverse range of businesses. Under his leadership, DataDrive has evolved into a global team of professionals, supporting over 150 organizations across various sectors, including healthcare, public education, manufacturing, and software. Luke’s approach emphasizes transforming data into actionable insights, aiding organizations in making faster and more informed decisions. His passion for navigating the tech revolution and simplifying complex data challenges has been central to DataDrive’s mission of fostering a data-informed society. In this episode… In an age where data is abundant, the challenge lies in harnessing its true power to drive business growth. How can organizations transform raw data into actionable insights that propel them forward? This pivotal question lies at the heart of today's data-driven business landscape. According to Luke Komiskey, a seasoned expert in data analytics, the answer lies in skillfully navigating the complexities of data. He highlights the importance of not just collecting data but analyzing and utilizing it effectively to make informed decisions. By weaving stories out of numbers, Luke illustrates how data can lead to more efficient processes, informed decision-making, and significant business growth. His approach demonstrates the transformational impact of data analytics across various industries, from healthcare to education, underscoring its role as a cornerstone of modern business success. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Luke Komiskey, Founder and CEO of DataDrive, to delve into the role of data in driving business success. They explore how DataDrive's analytics solutions aid organizations in different sectors, Luke's personal journey from global traveler to data analytics leader, and the impact of remote work culture on modern business operations.

Duration:00:43:20

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[EO Israel] The Ultimate Training Solution for Frontline Workforces With Eran Heffetz

1/5/2024
Eran Heffetz is the Co-founder and CEO of Bites, a game-changing training platform that offers the ultimate solution for frontline workforce training, communication, and engagement. It’s a revolutionary content creation app enabling managers to easily create and deliver media-based professional units to employees through existing channels such as WhatsApp, Slack, SMS, and Microsoft Teams. With past successes in hospitality, real estate, and technology, Eran co-founded eight restaurants and bars, is a board member of the fintech startup Obligo, and is the Co-founder and board member of City People, which specializes in urban renewal projects. He is also a veteran IAF F-16 fighter pilot with experience as an executive in various industries. In this episode… Training and engaging the frontline workforce is part of increasing the overall performance of a company. Do you have the expertise, platform, or tools to streamline the training process and make it more effective? Frontline employees are often the face of the company and are responsible for delivering the first impression to customers. Therefore, receiving the necessary training to perform their duties effectively is crucial. However, many managers struggle to train their frontline employees due to a lack of time and resources and conflicting expertise. Eran Heffetz recommends outsourcing services for training, communications, and engagement. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneur Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Eran Heffetz, the Co-founder and CEO of Bites, to discuss how companies can train their frontline employees. Eran talks about Bites, why he built a tech-based training platform for frontline employees, its business and pricing models, and customer success stories.

Duration:00:45:42

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[EO Israel] The Art of Building Brands Across Continents: Insights With Eitan Chitayat

1/4/2024
Eitan Chitayat is the Founder of Natie, an international branding agency. With living experiences in prominent cities like Hong Kong, London, Tel Aviv, New York, and Boston, Eitan brings a global perspective to his work. He has served as a judge in advertising's finest competition, the One Show, and has learned from industry-leading organizations such as BBDO, Ogilvy and Mather NYC, and Arnold Worldwide in Boston. His client list boasts illustrious names, including Apple, Target, AT&T, and Google. Eitan created the viral video “I’m That Jew,” which was viewed over 10 million times, and delivered a TEDx talk on why he created it. He is also a founding chapter member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Israel. In this episode… What are the challenges in the world of building brands internationally? How do you effectively create eye-catching brands? Delve into Eitan Chitayat’s approach to branding — understanding the specific thought process that lies behind every successful branding project. Know what’s behind Eitan’s decision to keep his agency, Natie, small, sharing the benefits of this approach, including his ability to be a hands-on, approachable, and present leader. Glean insights into the world of global branding in this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring Eitan Chitayat, the Founder of Natie. Eitan shares stories from his journey, including launching Gmail in Africa, rebranding The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the branding of Sweet Victory. Listen as Eitan dismantles common misconceptions about Israel, taking down erroneous claims of genocide and apartheid while shedding light on the country's multicultural reality.

Duration:01:02:46

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[EO Chicago] Innovating Online Marketing Strategies for Law Firms With Rafi Arbel

12/28/2023
Rafi Arbel is the Founder and President of Market JD, a firm that specializes in online marketing for law firms. Since 2000, Rafi has leveraged his background as a former litigator who ran his own practice to help lawyers grow their client base. His expertise was honed at a leading provider of online marketing and legal research, where he developed a deep understanding of law firm marketing and operations. Rafi founded Market JD to offer personalized online marketing solutions to smaller law firms. He is also a respected speaker at various bar associations and legal conferences, sharing his knowledge on internet marketing. In this episode… How can law firms effectively harness the power of digital marketing to enhance their growth and visibility? What does it take to create a successful online strategy tailored to the unique needs of legal professionals? According to Rafi Arbel, a former litigator turned digital marketing expert, the key lies in creating bespoke marketing strategies that cater to the nuanced demands of law firms. He highlights how tailored search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, when done right, can significantly elevate a law firm's online presence and client acquisition rate. Rafi also stresses the necessity of setting realistic expectations and continuously experimenting with new tactics to stay competitive, showing that a blend of legal and marketing expertise can lead to effective strategies. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Rafi Arbel, Founder and President of Market JD, to delve into the fusion of law and digital marketing. They explore Rafi's journey from practicing law to becoming an innovative marketer, the development of specialized marketing approaches for law firms, and the critical role of adapting and experimenting in the dynamic world of online marketing.

Duration:00:46:11

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[EO Israel] Cybersecurity Threats: Detecting and Mitigating Risks With Ran Geva

12/21/2023
Ran Geva is the CEO of Webz.io, a leading global provider of structured web data feeds for enterprises, developers, and analysts. With over 20 years of experience in software development and leadership, Ran is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in web data. Before founding Webz.io, he was the Founder of Omgili, a search engine for online discussions, and the Co-founder of Buzzilla, one of the top web monitoring and analysis companies in Israel. Ran is also a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, where he connects with other successful entrepreneurs and learns from their experiences. In this episode… In today's digital age, cybersecurity is more important than ever. With increasing cyber threats and attacks, how can your company proactively protect its sensitive data and information? According to Ran Geva, cybersecurity is critical in any company's operations. Hiring a cybersecurity expert can help you stay ahead of the game and ensure your company's data is safe and secure. Webz.io can help you monitor the dark web, detect risks, investigate threats, and provide actionable insights to make informed decisions about your company's security. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Ran Geva, CEO of Webz.io, to discuss how to navigate web data. Ran talks about Webz.io and how it helps people, how to monitor the dark web for cybersecurity threats, dark web jargon, and Webz.io’s pricing model.

Duration:00:49:35

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[EO Israel] Cybersecurity Solutions for Safeguarding Control Systems With Yair Attar

12/15/2023
Yair Attar is the Co-founder and CEO of OTORIO, which delivers next-generation OT security and digital risk management systems to global industrial companies. With over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity, software engineering, and risk management, he protects industrial and critical infrastructure from cyber threats. As a former Senior Officer in the Israeli Defense Force’s Cyber Command, Yair headed the military’s Incident Response and Threat Hunting division to defend national, mission-critical systems. In this episode… As technology continues to advance, cyber threats are becoming more prevalent. Cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses and individuals alike. So how can you remain vigilant in protecting your assets and information from cybercriminals looking to exploit vulnerabilities in your system? According to Yair Attar, control systems are especially vulnerable to cyber threats. These systems help manage critical infrastructure such as power grids, water treatment plants, and transportation systems. If these systems are compromised, it could result in significant disruption and potential danger to the public. Therefore, it’s crucial to have measures in place to protect these control systems from cyberattacks. Yair recommends hiring a firm that offers cybersecurity solutions for industrial and critical infrastructure. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Yair Attar, Co-founder and CTO of OTORIO, to discuss his entrepreneurial journey offering cybersecurity solutions for industrial and critical infrastructure. Yair talks about cybersecurity risks in industrial settings and control systems, the formation of OTORIO and how it helps businesses, mistakes companies make with cybersecurity preparations and entrepreneurial growth through partnerships.

Duration:00:46:56

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[EO Israel] Delivering Value to Global Markets With Orit Oz

12/14/2023
Orit Oz is the Owner and CEO of Oz Global B2B, a full-service, global B2B agency. As a certified Hubspot partner, the company offers comprehensive inbound marketing and automation services. Orit has over 20 years of experience building and leading global companies’ business and marketing strategies. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at E3, a worldwide network of branding companies operating in 28 countries. In this episode… Have you considered diversifying your market share? Expanding into global markets allows you to launch additional products and acquire an extensive client base. How can you gain traction in a broad market? As an entrepreneur in Israel, internationally acclaimed marketer Orit Oz recognized the limitations of Israel’s small-scale market and the vast potential in global verticals. With a B2B service-based business, Orit can deliver value to international businesses in various niches and industries, amplifying her growth prospects. When scaling your company internationally, you must integrate various cultures with your values to build a reputable brand. By sharing your expertise with diverse professionals and companies, you can generate awareness and opportunities. In today’s segment of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz interviews Orit Oz, the Owner and CEO of Oz Global B2B, about building a global agency. Orit explains how she works with niche companies, her transition from employee to entrepreneur, and how she builds awareness in global markets.

Duration:00:58:22

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[EO Israel] Innovative Staffing Software With Amit Oestreicher

12/7/2023
Amit Oestreicher is the Founder and CEO of g-nie, a SaaS platform for flexible workforce management. He is also the Founder and CEO of Xtras, Israel’s largest on-demand workforce platform. With over 10 years of experience as a solopreneur, Amit has built and scaled both software platforms using his skills in product design and development, marketing, and sales. He is an expert and leader in the on-demand staffing and gig economy space and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Israel Chapter. In this episode… The staffing and recruitment industry experienced significant losses during the pandemic, with agencies unable to fill crucial roles for companies. However, this calamity facilitated new opportunities for industry growth as staffing agencies began leveraging technology to recruit flexible, global talent. Learn how an Israeli businessman developed innovative software to fulfill widespread workforce demands. After losing clients during the pandemic, software entrepreneur Amit Oestreicher observed workers’ increasing demands to dictate their work styles. In response, he built workforce management platforms allowing businesses to employ global candidates for on-demand positions. With comprehensive software solutions customized for company and talent needs, candidates gain job security by working for multiple employers, and businesses can fill full-time and part-time positions. When you diversify your talent base to accommodate flexibility, you can cultivate an empathetic culture for increased retention. In today’s episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Amit Oestreicher, the Founder and CEO of g-nie and Xtras, to talk about workforce management software. Amit shares his pricing model and hiring process, how he pivoted after losing clients, and how he rebuilt his businesses after the Hamas-led attack.

Duration:00:48:29

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[EO London] Creating Better Healthcare Spaces and Neurodiverse Workplaces With Michael Korn

11/30/2023
Michael Korn is the Founder and Inventor of KwickScreen, a company specializing in healthcare furniture and interiors. KwickScreen has revolutionized the concept of hospital dividers by introducing a hygienic, portable, and sustainable alternative to disposable curtains to create private and safe spaces for patients in various healthcare settings. Under Michael's leadership, KwickScreen has emerged as a pioneering solution, supplying over 250 hospitals in 15 countries. His work has been recognized with several accolades, including the James Dyson and the Lloyds Enterprise awards. In addition to his role at KwickScreen, Michael is the Founder of Neurodiverse Works, a consultancy and technology firm dedicated to supporting neurodivergent individuals in the workplace. In this episode… How does one entrepreneur's journey in healthcare innovation intersect with a deep commitment to neurodiversity? Can the challenges of designing hospital spaces inspire a broader conversation about inclusive workplaces? Michael Korn, an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur, emphasizes that the key to success in both healthcare innovation and promoting neurodiversity lies in understanding and addressing specific needs. In healthcare, this means creating solutions that enhance patient privacy, contribute to infection control, and improve overall hospital efficiency. For neurodiversity, it involves recognizing the unique strengths and requirements of neurodivergent individuals and creating environments that celebrate and leverage these differences. His approach underlines the importance of empathy, tailored design, and inclusive thinking in driving meaningful change and innovation. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz speaks with Michael Korn, Founder and Inventor of KwickScreen, about his trailblazing journey in healthcare innovation and his advocacy for neurodiversity. They delve into the development and impact of KwickScreen, its growth amidst the pandemic, and the inception of Neurodiverse Works, highlighting the importance of inclusivity and innovation in today's entrepreneurial landscape.

Duration:00:46:12

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How To Scale a Tech-Driven Healthcare Business Through a Pandemic With Kenny Schiff

11/23/2023
Kenny Schiff is the Director of Analytics at Lone Star Communications, a Texas-based healthcare solutions company specializing in developing emergency response systems, automated patient tracking systems, and other life safety solutions. He founded CareSight in 2016, an analytics-as-a-service platform designed to enhance hospital operations through advanced data analysis. Lone Star uses CareSight's analytics to securely extract data from multiple device types into a unified environment to correlate, analyze, and report across a wide variety of systems. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Kenny has developed a deep understanding of the sector's challenges and opportunities, navigating significant industry shifts. He is recognized for his work with notable organizations like Rauland-Borg, Vocera Communications, Ascom, and Connexall. In this episode… Can a tech-driven healthcare business not only survive but thrive during a global pandemic? What does it take to navigate the complex and rapidly changing landscape of healthcare technology, particularly when faced with unprecedented challenges? In light of recent events, the ability to swiftly adapt and form strategic partnerships is crucial for the success of healthcare technology entrepreneurs, according to Kenny Schiff, a seasoned expert in the field. Kenny stresses the importance of bridging the gap between innovative technological solutions and practical, customer-centric services, particularly during times of crisis. By doing so, healthcare entrepreneurs can effectively meet the needs of patients and healthcare providers alike. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Kenny Schiff, Director of Analytics at Lone Star Communications and Founder of CareSight, to discuss scaling a tech-driven healthcare business. They explore Kenny's journey of navigating industry changes and running a company during significant industry shifts like Obamacare and the pandemic.

Duration:00:42:15

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[EO Columbus] Leveraging Local Expertise for Worldwide Business Growth With Cameron Heffernan

11/16/2023
Cameron Heffernan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Your B2B Marketing, a globally focused strategic marketing agency. With a rich background as a serial entrepreneur, Cameron's career spans three continents, reflecting a diverse and expansive professional journey. He is recognized for launching a seven-figure marketing agency that caters to a wide range of clients across the globe. His expertise lies in helping companies articulate their value proposition effectively, supporting their growth, and assisting them in entering new markets. In this episode… Leveraging the expertise and nuances of local markets can be a game-changer in global business growth. But how exactly does one tap into this wealth of localized knowledge to expand successfully on an international scale? According to Cameron Heffernan, a seasoned global entrepreneur, the key lies in understanding and adapting to the unique cultural and business landscapes of each market. Businesses can significantly enhance their global reach and effectiveness by utilizing a strategy that respects and integrates local insights. Cameron emphasizes why it's also crucial to use multi-channel strategies, identify your niche to tailor your marketing approach, and use simplicity in your messaging. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Cameron Heffernan, Chief Marketing Officer at Your B2B Marketing, to discuss the intricacies of international market expansion. They delve into the importance of tailoring marketing strategies to diverse cultural contexts, the challenges and triumphs of setting up a global marketing agency, and the indispensable role of local expertise in ensuring successful cross-border operations.

Duration:00:35:26

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[EO Israel] The Power of Crafting Compelling Stories With Nir Zavaro

11/14/2023
Nir Zavaro is the Founder, CEO, and Chief of Happiness at Streetwise, an agency specializing in outsourced marketing services. Founded in 2011, the company has worked with hundreds of brands in Israel and abroad. Nir is a speaker and the author of F*ck the Slides. He is also a partner in a few ventures, a mentor in various accelerators, and a lecturer on branding, sales, marketing, and storytelling. In this episode… Is it possible to transform the way we communicate and connect in business and life through the power of storytelling? Can the right narrative truly change the course of an entrepreneurial journey? According to Nir Zavaro, an entrepreneur and storytelling maestro, the key to impactful communication lies in crafting compelling stories. Nir believes that by harnessing the art of narrative, individuals and businesses can elevate their message, connect deeply with their audience, and drive meaningful engagement. In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Nir Zavaro, Founder and CEO of Streetwise, to explore the transformative power of storytelling. They delve into Nir's diverse experiences in entrepreneurship and how storytelling has been pivotal in his journey. They also talk about intuitive writing techniques, the importance of narrative in business pitches, and the role of storytelling in understanding complex global issues.

Duration:01:06:05