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Transforming Vision into Business Success via the Execution Factor

Amobee CEO Kim Perell shares her amazing story of going from dead broke to building a multi-million dollar company from scratch. Also the author of "The Execution Factor,"Perell then explains why execution is the key to business success and the five components of execution that business owners need to embrace.


Leadership Lessons from Former Cisco Chairman John Chambers

Former Cisco Chairman John Chambers shares some of his secrets to success in two decades at the company and tells us why he's now passionate about startups. Chambers details how to lead a business in thorny areas like culture and communication and what ideas may soon change the world.


The Value of a Professional Registered Agent

What is a professional registered agent and why are they a critical asset for your business? CT Corporation Senior Manager Alan Stachura explains the value of a registered agent, how to screen for the best one, and more.


End of Year Compliance for Law Firms, Part 2

CT Senior Manager Marcia Suelzer walks us through the second half of what law firms need to know to help prepare clients for year-end compliance. In this installment, Suelzer explains the compliance requirement checkups needed when a business makes changes during the year-end review. Learn more: http://ctcorp.co/2zrEZHB


End of Year Compliance for Law Firms

CT Senior Manager Marcia Suelzer walks us through the first of a two-part series on the year-end compliance checklist that is designed to help law firms prepare their clients for year-end responsibilities. In this installment, Suelzer explains the entity-related compliance requirements and why it is vital to remain a business in good standing.


Running a Family Business: Finding the Right Mix of Tradition and Innovation

Rich Graeter of Graeter's Ice Cream explains how he protects the traditions of the business that's been in his family for 148 years while also embracing the innovations needed to keep the company successful for years to come. Graeter discusses how he decides where to innovate and expand, how he deals with the compliance issues that accompany expansion, and what tips he has for family-owned businesses.


Why Businesses Are Smart to Embrace Sustainability

Sustainable World Strategies President Melanie George Smith explains why more businesses of all sizes are wisely pursuing sustainability policies that will benefit their communities and their balance sheets. She details how sustainability policies benefit business owners, investors, and customers, and what she's doing as a Delaware state representative to help businesses achieve those goals.


Don't Fall for These Marketing Myths!

GrowBiz Media CEO and Founder Rieva Lesonsky walks us through seven deadly marketing myths and explains why you do need to have a marketing campaign, which method of advertising is an absolute must, why trying to reach as many people as possible is not necessarily a good idea, and why having a secure, professional website is vital.


Better Business Planning

While business agility and adaptability are sometimes valued more than traditional business planning these days, don't be fooled. Business planning is just as important but it can also be done much more simply than many existing and aspiring business owners realize. Palo Alto Software founder and "Lean Business Planning" author Tim Berry explains why you need a business plan, what it needs to include, why it doesn't have to take a long time to put together, and how to use it to make your...


How to Divorce-Proof Your Business

Very few people expect their marriage to end in divorce, but it does happen and the financial punch for business owners can be severe if they are not prepared. Matrimonial law attorney Jacqueline Newman explains how to protect yourself and your business from divorce before you ever tie the knot and what options remain if you're already married.


Why Cybersecurity Matters: Every Business is a Target

CyberScout founder Adam Levin explains why cybersecurity requires constant vigilance from business owners and that running a smaller business doesn't make you any less of a target from hackers and thieves. Levin explains why internal communication is vital in warding off new threats and how business owners who are not tech savvy can stay on top of the issue.


How Hackers Can Compromise Your Business

CyberScout Founder and Chairman Adam Levin explains why all business owners need to develop a "culture of privacy" to protect their finances and sensitive information from business identity theft. Levin walks us through ten different ways businesses can be compromised, specific steps to guard against hackers, and what to do if your business is compromised.


Five Fatal Business Mistakes

HJR Global CEO Harrison Rogers has built several successful businesses and is now considered one of the top young entrepreneurs in America. Rogers walks us through his journey from struggling high school student to stunning business success. He also shares several painful lessons he has learned along the way and how applying them can benefit your business.


How to Scale Your Business

Pinnacle Global Network CEO Allison Maslan explains why businesses owners should be looking to scale their operations, whether they're looking to be a global competitor or a regional success. She then walks us through the five phases of scaling, taking us from the formation of a company to a business structure that delegates many responsibilities to your most trusted subordinates.


Knowing Customs Key to Business Success

Dean Foster, founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions and author of "Bargaining Across Borders," explains how knowing traditions and customs in other parts of the world can be the beginning of successful working relationships and how not knowing those things can ruin your efforts before you even begin How can an introduction or an exchange of business cards be a plus or minus for you and how will people in other countries expect you to negotiate? Join us as Dean shares helpful tips from...


How the Government is Helping Small Businesses Compete Globally

House Small Business Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Chabot explains how the recent tax legislation and federal efforts to roll back regulations are putting American businesses on a much stronger footing both at home and abroad. Chabot also admits what could have been done better in the the tax bill and details what his committee is doing to beef up cybersecurity and what services the government offers to help businesses guard against cyber attacks.


7 Steps to Product Launch Success with Jeannette McClennan

Jeannette McClennan, president and founder of the McClennan Group and author of "Innovators Anonymous: Seven Steps to Get Your Product Off the Ground," walks us through the keys to bringing a new concept to market while avoiding the grief, disorganization, and wasted money that is so often part of the process. McClennan explains the value in studying your future competitors and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. She also tells how embracing metrics and low-budget prototypes...


Best Practices for Attorneys Conducting International Transactions

Working on clients’ international deals can bring a host of unexpected challenges. Plan for success by anticipating the differences and building them into your deal timeline and workflow. Global Services Expert Bianca Erb discusses the importance of careful planning, respecting cultural differences, and working with an experienced team (on the ground) in multiple countries. A corporate service provider can serve as your single point of contact to simplify a complex, multi-country deal. A...


What Law Firms Can Do to Stand Out in Today’s Environment

Jordan Furlong, principle at Law 21 and author of "Law Is A Buyer's Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm," explains the biggest challenges for law firms in 2018. He says workloads are stagnating for law firms due to potential clients getting more and more routine work done through alternative legal services providers. Furlong explains how law firms can win back that business, and it all starts with listening to the clients.


Important Considerations for Naming Your Business

Lori Ann Fox, regional and government relations attorney for CT Corporation, joins us to discuss the most important factors in choosing a name for your business and the legal steps you must follow to secure and protect that name. Fox explains the due diligence required to determine if a name is available and how to navigate naming issues when expanding to another state.