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Sharat Potharaju, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobstac

QUOTES: “I’m most passionate about making a small dent in the Small Business World.” “Humility is a good thing. Entrepreneurship makes you humble, whether you like it or not.” “With hiring, always be hands on. You will course correct faster.” “Educating the market is a process that takes time.” “The best way to affect the most amount of people is technology disruption.” SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast, Gregg Kell gets the chance to chat with Sharat Potharaju; CEO...


Steve Mahard – SEO Leads Los Angeles

QUOTES: “I’m in the Relationship Business. We do SEO on the side.” “No matter how much you know, there is always more to learn.” “Quality relationships start with listening.” “Explain things in a way the client will understand.” “Empathy plus Respect yields Trust, and Trust is Golden.” “Is that the best you can do?” SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping The Future, Gregg chats with Steve Mahard; Operations Manager of SEOLeads. Steve’s foray into Entrepreneurship started at the ripe age of...


Joel Rude Lake Arrowhead

QUOTES: "Hope is a belief that my future can be better than my past, and I can play a significant role to make it better." "Remain faithful to what you know." "It’s not only okay to ask for help, it’s absolutely necessary to ask for help." "I believe America is a shining example of the great good people can be together when principles and integrity guide our actions. And it can be a sobering example of the great harm people can do to each other when those principles are ignored, mocked, or...


Valerie Parmenter San Bernardino

QUOTES: "Pay attention. Keep your fingers in the pie." "You can’t expect more than you inspect." "Stay good. Stay organized. Stay on schedule. You’ll have a successful life." "America’s a land of opportunity. You’re always going to reap what you sow." "Keep your head up. Remember if you really really want this, you can achieve it." SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast, Gregg interviews Valerie Parmenter, owner of RV Stripes, Graphics, and more. Valerie speaks about just...


Robert Waddell Rancho Cucamonga

QUOTES: "Nowadays, we try to track everything a lot closer to be able to get a better perspective." "I’d like to be a company that people are excited to work with." "I was born into a family business where there’s an obligation to help the family business at times." "My ideal client is someone who recognizes the value of quality." "Some of the best advice whether personal or professional-- suit up, show up." SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast, Gregg interviews Robert...


Glenn Douglas of LA Custom Pools and Spas, Inc. in Yucaipa CA

QUOTES: "It’s not a matter of overcoming; it’s a matter of pursuing." "It’s all hard work. It’s a great business plan. It’s long hours, long evenings, early mornings. It’s a path you choose to take." "I’ve gotten so much feedback over the years that generates positive energy that drives me every day." "Their backyard environment is more than just a vessel in the ground." "What my clients will get from me is the truth. I will tell them what they don’t want to hear. I will tell them what...


Misty Reyes Norco CA

QUOTES: "My passion specifically is being able to provide services to families in a time of need." "We try to raise the level of service and compassion to our families to what you would give to your own family." "My concerns are making sure that I did everything in my power to ensure that the families we serve feel we did our best." "I can’t say I failed if I didn’t try." "If you have to think about it, your answer should be ‘no.’" SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast,...


Gil Dickason Rancho Cucamonga CA

QUOTES: "I don’t need to be the smartest guy in the world. I just need to be surrounded by the smartest guys in the world." "If you surround yourself with quality people, it has a way of raising your game." "Don’t let that curveball get you flat-footed and sitting back on your heels." "Try to create the situation where you’re more proactive than reactive." "The biggest asset of any company that’s going to be successful is your employees. You’ve got to invest in your employees." "There is no...


Joseph Jones Riverside CA

QUOTES: "Everything I do centers around creating better opportunities for my family and the families of our employees." "If you're not growing, you're shrinking." "Plan for the worst, expect the best." "Educating your customers is key." "There is no quick and easy path to entrepreneurial success." SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping The Future Podcast, Gregg Kell interviews Joseph Jones; Vice President of Bosco Legal Services. Bosco specializes in Online and Social Media investigations,...


Vickie Goodglick Lake Arrowhead

QUOTES: "I enjoy the people and working with them. That’s probably my favorite part of my job." "Social media is ripe for negativity.[...]Sometimes there’s just a big mob mentality, and they’re just ready to attack." "Those are local people that are working here in the village, and you’re supporting them." "I cannot please every single person as much as I’d like to. [...] I have to accept the fact that there are people out there that can’t be pleased." "Sometimes when I make decisions, I’m...


Jim Ferraro Riverside

QUOTES: "I believe if you’re not growing, you’re dying." "You always have to be aware that each contract does have a life." "I was willing to do what other people weren’t willing to do." "I’m looking for someone who’s looking for a quality service and somebody who’s looking for a long-term relationship that can grow." "Don’t try to take what they want, a square, and put it into a round hole because it’s what you think they need." SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast,...


Marco Mcguire Riverside

QUOTES: "Technology is really shaping the way for how you do day to day business." "One thing about technology, if you’re effective with it, is reaching your client, engaging with your client, making things a lot easier for them." "You want them [your customers] to leave understanding that they did the right thing and they are with the right company." "You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to learn from those mistakes." "You want to like something. Don’t get into a business because of...


Shawn Burch Redlands

QUOTES: "You can go to school to learn [landscaping], but the artistry of it is really inbred." "Diversification is important because most of our clients were home builders, and when the recession hit, they disappeared. All of our signed contracts were worthless." "The business goal is keep doing what I’m doing and enjoy doing. " "Friends are to use, not abuse. [...] I cherish the friendships I’ve developed over the years, and I know that if I don’t have the answer to something, I can go to...


Ricardo Ponce San Bernardino

QUOTES: "We’re super passionate about helping families." "There’s always challenges ahead. The tougher they are, the more you get over them, the bigger the reward in the end." "We don’t have an ideal client. It’s just helping the agents and clients get to the point where they want to be." "Don’t be afraid to fail." "I don’t have anything that worries me. I think the big thing is taking on the challenges and not being afraid of taking on them. " SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping the...


Pablo Fonseca Riverside

QUOTES: "My joy comes from giving them that peace of mind that they can now cash out and move to the Bahamas." "Every time this has happened, we’ve learned something more and more so we can avoid it in the future." "The biggest challenges are always finding the right clients. I think lots of business owners are maybe frustrated and want to sell, but they’re just not sellable." "You can’t overthink things sometime. You can prepare and plan and try to minimize risk, but you never really avoid...


Andrew Malik | Silvertoken

Andrew speaks about the delicacy of currency and how the future of Silvertoken can provide others with peace of mind, all while leading his team with tenacity, vision, and a concrete plan to help shape the future and change the world.


Ilya Orlov Travelution | TravelChain CEO

"I’m really excited about the ideas of a united world where all the regions are connected, and there are no wars." - Ilya Orlov, Travelchain CEO


Scott Welsh Redlands CA | Welsh Insurance Services

QUOTES: "We are passionate about helping people in a one-on-one basis.” "We need strong communication with the people we work with, and a list of expectations on how we communicate with our clients.” "We can play a role in between both David and Goliath. We have an important role to play for our clients.” "Things within our control are for us to become more efficient.” "Begin with the end in mind.” SHOW NOTES: Scott Welsh is the co-owner of Welsh Insurance Services Inc., a health insurance...


Lucas Manning Redlands CA | Fox Dance Studio

QUOTES: "It extends beyond dancing, I am passionate about creation and the creative process.” "I am always thinking about how we can find people to create and shape a world, a business setting that we can all be proud of.” "I came to the time, where I had to decide I wasn’t going to pay myself to keep the business running.” “When I started looking at the business more in terms of motivating my employees this, in turn, shaped the operations of my company and allowed us to begin progressing...


Michael Burger Indianapolis IN | Four Seasons Consulting Group

QUOTES: "Success Really Comes Down to People." "Discomfort is part of the price for Success." "Change is gonna happen no matter what. Finding the best possible outcome for a particular situation is key." "Improve, Adapt, and Overcome." "Leaders are Readers." SHOW NOTES: In this episode of Shaping The Future Podcast, Gregg gets the chance to chat with Michael Burger; a Business Consultant from the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Michael is passionate about helping businesses actively shape their...