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Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jerrilynn Thomas from International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce

j-thomasPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today Amy had Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, a business marketing show on as her co-host. For more information about that show please go to Andy’s website www.UniquenessisPower.com

This morning we were joined by Jerrilynn Thomas, CEO of of the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce (IVWCC). Jerrilyn shared how her start with online community building was caused by her desire to stay at home with her children. And as she met more and more working moms on line her business evolved and is still evolving and growing.

She is very busy launching a new community called Georgia Women Partner and she brought a few of her Executive Directors into the studio with her. These ladies had been working together online for some time and many actually were meeting for the first time in person in our studio. We met Penny Haynes, Nicco Duncan and Sandy Lomas who along with Jerrilyn are helping women learn how to do business in each of the counties in Georgia.

We discussed lots of ways women can network and learn from other women who are growing their businesses online. There are so many opportunities and Jerrilynn and her associates are great resources for budding women entrepreneurs.

For more information on the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce or exploring online business networking opportunities please check out Jerrilynn’s website www.ivwcc.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits and Kathleen Smart with Smarter Ideas

dominiumPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we had two very special guests. first up Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits joined us and we talked about all about employee benefits. With talk about health insurance and employee benefits all the rage Caryn was a perfect person to share her vast insight on the subject. Some of the topics we covered were: What is Consumer Driven Healthcare? What are ways employers can control healthcare costs? And ways Dominium Benefits helps its clients providing employee benefit packages. If your company is dealing with the spiraling costs of employee benefits you will not find a more knowledgeable subject matter expert than Caryn Cook. For more information on Dominium Benefits please go to their website www.dominiumbenefits.com

Our next guest was Kathleen Smart, the CEO and founder of Smarter Ideas, an Atlanta-based business coaching and consulting firm. Kathleen is also a principal partner in International Business Academies Limited or IBAL. Kathleen talked about some of the past IBAL business networking events. She explained that at the events members and their guests exchange ideas, promote their business and discuss key business issues. For more information about IBAL please go to www.ibalnet.com and for more information about Kathleen Smart please go to www.smarterideas.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Matt Montesi, Founder of Global Commerce Group – Home of the WebDecoder and NetDecoder

goglobal1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor did not talk about networking like we normally do but we tried to explain how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Sure, we didn’t talk about networking today, but remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Matt Montesi, founder and CEO of Global Commerce Group. Matt is an internet marketing expert who helped develop a couple of innovative marketing applications called WebDecoder and NetDecoder. These are patent protected products that use their “Hidden Image Technology System.” Matt has conducted over 800 online marketing campaigns for some of the largest beer, movie, beverage, car, electronics companies out there. He has sold or licensed well over 1.5 billion gamepieces for clients all over the world.
If you use direct mail you have to check this out. Matt’s WebDecoder generates response rates that put conventional direct marketing to shame. WebDecoder gets response rates up to 30% where traditional direct mail is lucky to get 1-2%. And in addition to phenomenal response rates, Matt’s clients benefit from the additional traffic to their websites or stores and the ability to capture important customer demographic data.
For more information about how Matt Montesi with WebDecoder and NetDecoder can take your next direct marketing campaign’s response rates through the roof check out their website www.webdecoder.com or www.netdecoder.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Intervews Brent Leary with CRM Essentials….The Company That Helps You Create Loyal Customers

brent1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore and BNI, closed contact business networking groups. For more information about them please go to their websites www.powercore.net and www.bniatlanta.com And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Brent Leary co-owner of CRM Essentials.
CRM Essentials is a consulting firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force.
Brent shared some great tips that will help get more eyeballs to your website. And make you more relevant to your customer. He said to start blogging. Try to post 3 to 5 times a week with thought provoking content for your readers. He also said to participate on business social networking sites like: LinkedIn, Fast Pitch Online and Facebook. He had a lots of other great tips but you’ll have to listen to the show to get them.
For more information about how Brent Leary and CRM Essentials can help you create loyal customers for life please check out his website www.crm-essentials.com. Also take a look at his very popular blog www.brentleary.com and his Atlanta-based radio show www.businesstechnologyradio.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

lanta Business Radio Interviews Stephen Jones with Growth Strategies…Where You Only Pay For Results.

glasses-beard-suit1ease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore and BNI, closed contact business networking groups. For more information about them please go to their websites www.powercore.net and www.bniatlanta.com And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our guest today was Stephen Jones owner of Growth Strategies. Growth Strategies has been helping businesses grow since 2001. They provide “hands on” Sales and Marketing consulting services – with a Guarantee! According to Stephen, Growth Strategies will increase your sales by at least 25% within 6 months – or he’ll refund your money.

Stephen explained that he is an expert at providing a Process, a System and a Structure for his clients’ marketing in order to systematically grow their businesses. He starts off each relationship with a “get to know you” creative strategy session where they explore the current state of the business, some history and learn the vision of the business owner. The business owner is then asked to complete a thorough questionnaire to determine the owner’s strengths, weaknesses and goals. It isn’t until this point that Stephen formulates the sales and marketing plan, along with all the action steps needed for it to succeed. Listen to the show and learn some of the common mistakes that business owner make and simple ways to correct them.
For more information about how Stephen Jones and Growth Strategies can help you mine the gold that is currently being hidden within your company please check out their website www.growthstrategies.us. His website has lots of great information that you can download and immediately use. You can reach Stephen by phone at 770-601-0949 or toll free at 800-261-5034 or by email at sjones @ growthstrategies.us.

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Don Rigby From Integrated MarCom Who Reveals The 4 Pillars Of Structured Growth

donPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesdays at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.

On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore, a closed contact business networking group. For more information about them please go to their website www.powercore.net. And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our guest today was Don Rigby founder of Integrated MarCom. Integrated MarCom was launched in February 2006 in order to help emerging companies achieve sustainable organic growth.

Don has been in Atlanta for 15 years. His background is extremely diverse. Don has done everything from performing on Broadway, to working in Radio to being the Head of Marketing for a software company. He has lived through 9 mergers and acquisitions and shared some of what he has learned on the way.

Don spoke about the 4 Pillars of Structured Growth which are: Strategy, Messaging, Execution and Sustainability. He shared examples of how his process has helped clients in a variety of industries including: financial services, mortgage and staffing.

Some of the specific issues Don has helped companies with are: positioning companies as the go-to resource in their space; improving conversion rates from lead-to-prospect-to-client; and enhancing the lifetime value of the client.

Don helps emerging companies dig deep within themselves and analyze what has worked in the past, what is working now and what will work in the future. Once he has uncovered the hidden potential of a company, he then gets buy-in from the top to the bottom of the organization and then he integrates his proven business development processes seamlessly into the company. And he is so confident in his ability and his processes he guarantees their effectiveness.

For more information about Don Rigby and Integrated MarCom please check out their website www.integratedmarcom.com. You can reach Don by phone at 770.552.6028 or by email at don @ integratedmarcom.com.

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jay Kapp from Kapp Koncepts One of Atlanta’s Top Web Design Companies

kapp-koncepts1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesdays at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.On this mornings show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor discussed some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

Amy talked a little about Powercore, a closed contact business networking group. For more information about them please go to their website www.powercore.net.

Our guest today was Jay Kapp owner of Kapp Koncepts, a web design and development company that has been helping Atlanta businesses grow for over 7 years. Jay explained that he builds websites with the business’ goals at the forefront. This may seem obvious but a lot of web designers out there will build a pretty website that does not achieve the goals of the business owner. What separates Jay from his competition is his vast business background. He has an MBA and he uses that knowledge to help solve his clients web challenges. Jay has helped a wide variety of clients including: non-profits, private schools, retailers, lawyers and financial planners.

For more information about Jay Kapp and Kapp Koncepts please check out their website www.kappkoncepts.com. You can reach Jay by phone at 678.336.KAPP (5277).

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jay Kapp from Kapp Koncepts One of Atlanta's Top Web Design Companies

kapp-koncepts1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesdays at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.On this mornings show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor discussed some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

Amy talked a little about Powercore, a closed contact business networking group. For more information about them please go to their website www.powercore.net.

Our guest today was Jay Kapp owner of Kapp Koncepts, a web design and development company that has been helping Atlanta businesses grow for over 7 years. Jay explained that he builds websites with the business’ goals at the forefront. This may seem obvious but a lot of web designers out there will build a pretty website that does not achieve the goals of the business owner. What separates Jay from his competition is his vast business background. He has an MBA and he uses that knowledge to help solve his clients web challenges. Jay has helped a wide variety of clients including: non-profits, private schools, retailers, lawyers and financial planners.

For more information about Jay Kapp and Kapp Koncepts please check out their website www.kappkoncepts.com. You can reach Jay by phone at 678.336.KAPP (5277).

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.