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The Language of Business integrates academics and real world experience to support, encourage and motivate entrepreneurs from their earliest stages through their growth phases and exit strategies. Entrepreneurs get insightful coaching and hands-on guidance through consulting services that are grounded in real world experience and academic instruction. Our articles, television and radio shows highlight emerging companies and business leaders while focusing on the issues needed to succeed in today's global market. Our academic programs provide students with the skills they need to thrive in a competitive marketplace. Learn more at: http://languageofbusiness.biz.

The Language of Business integrates academics and real world experience to support, encourage and motivate entrepreneurs from their earliest stages through their growth phases and exit strategies. Entrepreneurs get insightful coaching and hands-on guidance through consulting services that are grounded in real world experience and academic instruction. Our articles, television and radio shows highlight emerging companies and business leaders while focusing on the issues needed to succeed in today's global market. Our academic programs provide students with the skills they need to thrive in a competitive marketplace. Learn more at: http://languageofbusiness.biz.
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The Language of Business integrates academics and real world experience to support, encourage and motivate entrepreneurs from their earliest stages through their growth phases and exit strategies. Entrepreneurs get insightful coaching and hands-on guidance through consulting services that are grounded in real world experience and academic instruction. Our articles, television and radio shows highlight emerging companies and business leaders while focusing on the issues needed to succeed in today's global market. Our academic programs provide students with the skills they need to thrive in a competitive marketplace. Learn more at: http://languageofbusiness.biz.

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Episodes

Really know your customer – LOB 079

7/23/2019
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You're an entrepreneur working on the plan for your new business. Make sure you know as much as you can about your customer. Are you marketing in the right places? Do you change your plans on the fly,...or trust your gut? The Language of Business host Greg Stoller talks with three experts on starting a new business: Lisa Tanzer, Marketing Director of Life Is Good; Sarah Fay, Media Advisor to Adaptive Intelligence; Drew Hannah, CEO of RBM Technologies. Host Greg Stoller Lisa Tanner Sarah Fay...

Duration:00:29:21

Back of the napkin? – LOB 078

7/16/2019
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When planning a startup, do you need a full-fledged 50-page written Business Plan...or will a "back of the napkin" approach work just as well? The language of Business host Greg Stoller talks with three entrepreneurs and gets three different takes on the need for a Business Plan from Tony Solomons, President of Ideal Marketing Group; Jeff Hulton, entrepreneur, and Digital Artist; Cindy Brown, CEO of Boston Duck Tours. Host Greg Stoller Tony Solomons Jeff Hulton Cindy Brown

Duration:00:29:16

Doing business in China…it’s all about the government – LOB 077

7/2/2019
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Business development in China is different from doing business in the US. So is business consulting. And asset evaluation. It's all about government control. The Language of Business travels to Beijing. Host Greg Stoller talks with Jian Min Sun, Chair of Pan China Asset Appraisal; Josie Zhang, Sr. Consultant at China Consultants of Accounting and Finance; Da Xian Gu, a private investor in Beijing.

Duration:00:16:33

Women taking over dentistry – LOB 076

6/25/2019
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The demographics of dentistry are changing: 50% of students entering dental school are female. Watching your best customer throw away your best product. And enjoying it. When a dentist is designing a new office...who decides how to fill the cavity of space? Planning 5 years ahead for the well-being of your dentist...and your teeth. The Language of Business drills down into the business of dentistry. Greg Stoller talks with Paul Paisner, President of Door to Door Dental; Eddie Coppelman,...

Duration:00:19:52

48 in 48 coming back to Boston – LOB 075

6/18/2019
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The Language of Business looks at 48 in 48: a nonprofit that works to build websites for local nonprofits. Lots of them. In fact, they come to a market and build 48 web sites in 48 hours. They started in Atlanta, and they're now in 8 cities across the USA, plus London. 48 in 48 returns to Boston this coming October 25-27. Greg Stoller talks with 48 in 48 Executive Director Carole Williams; 48 in 48 Co-Founder and sponsor Adam Walker; Karley Ausiello, Sr. VP of Community Impact at the United...

Duration:00:21:27

How big is your digital stack? – LOB 074

6/11/2019
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How big is your digital stack? What do people say about you when you leave the room? Finding the special “P1” customer. What are nonprofits willing to pay you when you give them ROI? The difference between regular marketing and digital marketing. The Language of Business looks at digital marketing. Greg Stoller talks with Anita Breardon, Co-founder of Cabinet M; Dan Sullivan, CEO of Crowdley; Julia Campbell, CEO of JC Social Marketing;

Duration:00:10:49

Growing a body part from your own body – LOB 073

6/4/2019
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Growing a body part from your own body. It's called regenerative medicine. Medical devices – not making them, buying and selling them. How does a knee replacement work? And who makes it? Plus, how doctors can check your cardiac rhythm on the cloud. The Language of Business takes a deep dive into the world of medical devices. Greg Stoller talks with Nancy Briefs, CEO of InfoBionic; Bruce Blessington, medical device company executive; Jonathan Lieber, CFO of Histogenics..

Duration:00:20:25

A business in the family for generations. Nothing like a startup – LOB 072

5/28/2019
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A business that's been in the family for generations is a lot different than a startup. One acts like a bank to control cash flow. When it's not the career they're dreaming about...how do you talk the kids into joining the business? The company that's been distilling liquor in Boston since the 21st amendment passed. Greg Stoller talks with Dan Weller of Weller Carpets; Anthony DiRico of Hub Folding Box Company; Scott Allen of MS Walker Distributors in Somerville.

Duration:00:18:30

The 60-year-old cocktail party problem solved. Thanks, Angel – LOB 071

5/21/2019
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Solving a 60-year-old cocktail party problem: keeping background noises out and the conversation easy to hear. Two men from UNH did it...thanks to an Angel investor. Does an Angel think 10% success means getting 1 out of 10 right...or getting 10 out of 100 right? You'd like an Angel investor? How does an Angel find you? You go looking, that’s how. The Language of Business looks up to learn about Angel Investing. Host Greg Stoller talks with Kevin Short, CTO and Jochen Meissner, CEO of Setem...

Duration:00:11:12

When a business crisis hits – LOB 070

5/14/2019
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When a crisis hits your business...what do you do first? How quickly do you have to react? What if the story is fake news? Do people forgive you when you tell the truth about a mistake? In this episode, The Language of Business looks at using PR firms. Host Greg Stoller talks with John Houle, CEO of JH Communications; Janey Bishoff, CEO of Bishoff Communications; Brett Carney, CEO of Carney Communications.

Duration:00:20:07

A new idea that works – LOB 069

5/7/2019
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She started a business from scratch...and at first, it wasn't working. Then a web site reboot quadrupled the business. Plus, managing a lawsuit on the cloud...when you're not even a lawyer. And video games that are fun for your kids, and help them stay healthy. The Language of Business Podcast looks at businesses starting from scratch with a new idea that winds up working. Host Greg Stoller talks with Jeannine O'Neil, Founder of JO Social Branding; Cash Butler, CEO of ClariLegal; Nikita...

Duration:00:20:20

How restaurants old and new make money – LOB 068

4/30/2019
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The restaurant business isn't easy. 90% of new ones fail. But that also means some succeed. Here are a few success stories as The Language of Business looks at restaurant profitability. Host Greg Stoller interviews three different restaurateurs: Rafael Barbosa, CEO for Fire+Ice Interactive Grill & Bar in Boston's Back Bay; John Akar and Greg Sessler, Co-owners of Cava Tapas and Wine Bar in Portsmouth, NH; Andrew Weiner, Owner of Catering by Andrew in Brookline, MA. Cold open “Olympia Deli”...

Duration:00:54:14

The movie You’ve Got Mail…reversed – LOB 067

4/23/2019
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A reversal of the movie "You've Got Mail." The little bookstore around the corner fought a challenge from a big box store...and won. She went from a one-woman brokerage to managing 700 million dollars in investments. Actually getting the keys to a candy store - your own. The Language of Business looks at small businesses that made it. Host Greg Stoller interviews Dana Brigham, retired Co-Owner of Brookline Booksmith; Debra Brede, CEO of DK Brede Investment Management; Linda Gilman, owner of...

Duration:00:29:17

Fashion and more from young women entrepreneurs – LOB 066

4/16/2019
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The Language of Business looks at fashion and more...designed by young women entrepreneurs. Host Greg Stoller talks with Ambika Singh, CEO of Armoire-fashion for the boss lady; Melanie Berger, CEO of Mariwear Braless Comfort; Kate Aiken and Devin McMahon, Co-Founders of Lilli Pads, the new organic menstrual pad technology. Greg Stoller Ambika Singh Melanie Berger Kate Aiken Devin McMahon

Duration:00:22:09

Made in the USA – LOB 065

4/9/2019
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How a shirtmaker can afford to pay $12 an hour when workers in China are making $2.50 a day. How much sun do you need? Here's an app that can let you know. A manufacturer who has made suits for every POTUS since Lincoln...with so many immigrant workers they speak 15 languages in the factory. The Language of Business looks at products Made in the USA. Host Greg Stoller talks with Bob Kidder, President of New England Shirt Company; ar; Ed Likovitch, CEO of Goodlux Technology, makers of...

Duration:00:24:33

To the left, to the left – LOB 064

4/2/2019
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Business pivots. When the technology you're using is no longer the best out there...how do you fix that? The Language of Business looks at a craft brewery named for an island in South Boston that isn't really an island, and the beer isn't brewed there anyway. But it has a great name. And how do you choose a memorable name for your company? Pick one that's fun to say. Host Greg Stoller talks with Adam Romanow, President of Castle Island Brewing Company; David Teplow, CEO of Integra...

Duration:00:39:56

Shake hands, kiss or bow? – LOB 063

3/26/2019
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Shake hands, kiss or bow? The appropriate hello depends on where you are. Translating Korean into Norwegian...and not getting it lost in translation. From the Netherlands to New Hampshire...The Language of Business looks at learning to play nicely in the international sandbox. Host Greg Stoller talks with Wendy Pease, Owner/Executive Director of Rapport International; Lance Shaw, Director of Product Marketing at Commvault; Kaarina Kvaavik, Managing Partner of Language I/O. The episode title...

Duration:00:10:14

Get the right people on the bus, and know when to get off the bus – LOB 062

3/19/2019
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There are no guarantees in business. To be successful, you have to get the right people on the bus, and sitting in the right seat. And you have to know when to get off the bus. You have to know how to research and market your product, and recognize when it’s not working. The Language of Business looks at hiring, managing, transitioning and knowing when it’s time to leave. Host Greg Stoller talks with Mike Dreitzer, President of Ainsworth Game Rechnology; Bonnie Fendrock, Life Sciences...

Duration:00:22:34

ABC’s of finance – LOB 061

3/12/2019
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VC, PE, IPO, ROE, CMO? The Language of Business looks at the ABC’s of finance. Your new startup idea. You’re ready to pull the trigger, but how do you fund it? Venture Capital? Private Equity? A bank loan? What does a hedge fund do? What does a mutual fund do? What’s Large cap vs. small cap? On this episode we decode the ABC’s of finance. Host Greg Stoller talk with Christopher Hennessey, Associate Professor of Law at Babson College; Steve Segal, Founding Partner At JW Childs Associates;...

Duration:00:30:02

The state of women on corporate boards – LOB 060

3/8/2019
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On International Women’s Day we look back at our episode about women on vor[orate boards. You're sitting in the corporate conference room...and you're the only woman at the table. Nationwide, women have only 20% of the seats on corporate boards. How much can a CEO control who's on the board? A business designed to change corporate culture in other businesses. In this episode The Language of Business looks at the state of women on boards. Host Greg Stoller talks with Kathy Cuocolo, Financial...

Duration:00:24:02