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Ep. 109 | Creating a World that Works with Intupower Founder and President Mo Hasan

Ep. 109 | Creating a World that Works with Intupower Founder and President Mo Hasan

July 12, 2022

Intupower provides Science-based training for modern individuals seeking to improve their conditions in life. Mo Hasan created Intupower to improve collaboration and personal productivity through modern tools, best practices, business hacks, and advanced communication skills.

In this episode of Small Biz Florida, host Tom Kindred interviews the President of Intupower Mo Hasan. This discussion is all about the world of Corporate Training and how Intupower truly differentiates itself by providing innovative concepts and new ideas. 

– Check out Intupower here: https://intupower.com/  

– Connect with Mo Hasan here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themohasan/  

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 108 | Making Government Contracting Accessible to Small Businesses with Maria Martinez Chairman at GovCon Giants

Ep. 108 | Making Government Contracting Accessible to Small Businesses with Maria Martinez Chairman at GovCon Giants

July 12, 2022

Government Contracting is a way to rapidly grow your business. We talked to a government contracting expert, Maria Martinez serves as the Chairman at GovCon Giants a platform built around educational content for small business owners looking to utilize government contracts to build their businesses up. Maria walks us through how GovCon Giants works and how it got started. 

– Check out GovCon Giants here: https://govcongiants.com/ 

– Connect with Maria Martinez here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-martinez-32106787/ 

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.  

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 107 | Making Legal Services Accessible to Small Businesses with Laurie Lee Founder and Attorney at The Legal Department

Ep. 107 | Making Legal Services Accessible to Small Businesses with Laurie Lee Founder and Attorney at The Legal Department

July 12, 2022

The Legal Department provides advice to help you be successful. If you’ve got a short-term issue, they can help with that. The Legal Department does not do hourly billing. Instead, they use a system that allows them to be transparent with costs, set honest expectations, and encourage open communications with clients. 

Laurie Lee founded the Legal Department with the help of her local Small Business Development Center. Her success as an attorney partnered with the advice of expert business consultants and years of research helped her form her business in 2015. 

Follow along as Laurie Lee tells us her story and pathway to the Legal Department. 

– Check out the Legal Department here: https://thelegaldepartment.law/ 

– Connect with Laurie Lee: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurieleebusinessattorneyflorida/  

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 106 | Interested in International Exporting but Need Money? We Discuss SBA Lending for International Exporting with Hernan Mayol Export Finance Manager at the SBA

Ep. 106 | Interested in International Exporting but Need Money? We Discuss SBA Lending for International Exporting with Hernan Mayol Export Finance Manager at the SBA

July 12, 2022

In this episode of Small Biz Florida, host Tom Kindred interviews Hernan Mayol, Export Finance Manager at the Small Business Administration. They discuss the different programs available to businesses looking to expand in international markets. The Small Business Administrations International Division provides services to businesses that are looking to finance their efforts to export to different countries. Hernan Mayol gives us an overview of what a business owner must do to access these resources. 

– Check out the SBA here: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-locations/headquarters-offices/office-international-trade 

– Connect with Hernan Mayol: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hernanmayol/  

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 105 | Starting a Business? Learn how United Midwest is helping fund Start-Ups with Fred Crispen Senior Vice President at United Midwest

Ep. 105 | Starting a Business? Learn how United Midwest is helping fund Start-Ups with Fred Crispen Senior Vice President at United Midwest

July 7, 2022

Since 1889, United Midwest has offered a varying range of banking and financial services to several communities and business groups. Their products, services, and expertise have the feel of a small community bank, but the reach of a national brand. 

In this episode of Small Biz Florida, host Tom Kindred sits down with Fred Crispen who serves as Senior Vice President for United Midwest. This episode covers great information on products and services offered by United Midwest for Small Businesses.

– Check out United Midwest here: https://www.umwsb.com/  

– Connect with Fred Crispen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-crispen-5358488/   

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 104 | Dr. Andre M. Perry Talks about his Pioneering work on Asset Devaluation following his Keynote Presentation at the FSBDC Network Conference

Ep. 104 | Dr. Andre M. Perry Talks about his Pioneering work on Asset Devaluation following his Keynote Presentation at the FSBDC Network Conference

July 7, 2022

Dr. Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro and a scholar-in-residence at American University. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is the author of the book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. 

Dr. Perry's pioneering work on asset devaluation has made him a go-to researcher for policymakers, community development professionals, and civil rights groups. Perry co-authored the groundbreaking 2018 Brookings Institution report “The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods” and has presented its findings on the price of homes in Black neighborhoods across the country, including to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. He has extended that report’s focus on housing in Black neighborhoods to include other assets such as businesses, schools, and banks.

Host of Small Biz Florida, Tom Kindred interviews Dr. Andre M. Perry on his findings in his pioneering work on asset devaluation and keynote presentation at the Florida SBDC Network Annual Conference. Listen to this episode to hear what he had to say! 

– Check out the Brookings Institution here: https://www.brookings.edu/  

– Connect with Dr. Andre M. Perry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreperryedu/    

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 103 | Florida Small Businesses V.S. Inflation - What is the Outlook for Florida’s Economy with Dr. Jerry Parrish Economist for the Florida SBDC Network

Ep. 103 | Florida Small Businesses V.S. Inflation - What is the Outlook for Florida’s Economy with Dr. Jerry Parrish Economist for the Florida SBDC Network

July 7, 2022

Dr. Jerry Parrish is an economist doing work for universities, companies, and great organizations involved in economic development and workforce development. Dr. Parrish currently serves as an Economist for the Florida SBDC Network. In this episode host of Small Biz Florida, Tom Kindred and special guest Dr. Parrish discuss the outlook of Florida’s economy.

– Check out the Florida SBDC Network here: https://floridasbdc.org/ 

– Connect with Dr. Jerry D. Parrish: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-d-parrish-ph-d-33a62843/ 

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 102 | Learn About the Bay Area Manufacturing Association (BAMA) with Dave Dragon Business Advisor for Florida Makes

Ep. 102 | Learn About the Bay Area Manufacturing Association (BAMA) with Dave Dragon Business Advisor for Florida Makes

July 5, 2022

The Bay Area Manufacturing Association is 62 years old, it was designed to support manufacturers and promote economic development in the Tampa Bay Region. BAMA provides a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice information; network with colleagues; and learn about manufacturing-related topics through educational programs and tours. In this episode of Small Biz Florida host, Tom Kindred interviews Dave Dragon who serves as a business advisor for BAMA and for Florida Makes a network. 

To learn about how the Bay Area Manufacturers Association is dealing with workforce needs and other insights on how they function listen to this episode. 

– Check out BAMA here: https://www.bama-fl.org/ 

– Connect with Dave Dragon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davedragon26/   

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 101 | How to Enable and Empower an Innovation Ecosystem with DefenseWerx Innovation Officer Brad Chedister

Ep. 101 | How to Enable and Empower an Innovation Ecosystem with DefenseWerx Innovation Officer Brad Chedister

July 5, 2022

In this episode host of Small Biz Florida, Tom Kindred is joined by Innovation Officer for DefenseWerx, Brad Chedister.

DEFENSEWERX is a neutral facilitator and trusted counselor, connecting a national network of individuals, businesses, academia, and government organizations to enable creative and integrated solutions for our DOD customers. 

Listen to this episode to hear full details on how DefenseWerx is empowering innovation! 

– Check out DefenseWerx here: https://defensewerx.org/ 

– Connect with Brad Chedister: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-chedister-46a365134/  

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

Ep. 100 | Learn How Thryv Can Help You Manage Your Business in 2022 with Chris Ryan and Rick Ulewicz Sales Directors for Thryv

Ep. 100 | Learn How Thryv Can Help You Manage Your Business in 2022 with Chris Ryan and Rick Ulewicz Sales Directors for Thryv

July 5, 2022

Small Biz Florida celebrated their 100th episode at the Florida Small Business Development Network’s 1st annual Small Business Success Summit. A great opportunity for small businesses to learn and network. In this special episode host of Small Biz Florida, Tom Kindred interviewed Chris Ryan and Rick Ulewicz who serve as Sales Directors for Thryv. Thryv is an online all-in-one platform that has helped more than 40,000 businesses manage all their daily tasks. In this talk, Rick and Chris give us a full overview of what Thryv is all about! 

– Check out Thryv here: https://www.thryv.com/

– Connect with Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-ryan-8696291a/  

– Connect with Rick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-ulewicz/ 

For more segments like these, subscribe to Small Biz Florida and Follow the official Small Biz Florida Instagram! (@smallbizflorida) This and the following segments were recorded at this year’s first annual Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit hosted at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. 

– To learn more about the Florida Small Business Development Network, visit their website here

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