Gene Wright/Northstar Consulting
Gene Wright is a seasoned business executive and advisor to many small and mid-market businesses in the US and abroad. As a founder and owner of multiple businesses, Gene has successfully raised capital and helped many clients prepare their business to attract investment capital to help realize their growth potential.
Gene recently founded the Georgia Crowdfunding Association (GCA), a non-profit organization focused on crowdfunding advocacy and providing education and awareness to Georgia’s crowdfunding ecosystem and serves as GCA’s executive director.
He is a Trustee and certified advisor with The Organization for Entrepreneurial Development (OED) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing local business assistance to Atlanta area businesses.
Steve Keck has been an advocate for business owners his entire career. Inspired by the creativity and ingenuity he saw, Steve worked through banking to help clients navigate the process of financing and cash management. He began to see each office he worked in as a relational sphere where clients could solve problems for clients and build a stronger community. Intrinsically developing “relational maps” and business networks, Steve realized that helping business owners solve their non-bank related problems often stabilized their business finances and improved the lives of the owners and their employees. And thus, an idea was born.
As Chief Navigation Officer, Steve created a methodology to identify what is needed to foster a business idea, bring resources to protect it, and ultimately stabilize that idea for greater profitability. The primary focus of his methodology filters through the belief that business success should not rob the personal lives of a business owner or their employees.
Steve graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management and Finance. He became a branch manager 14 months into a banking career and spent a decade as a “branch turnaround specialist,” taking struggling offices and sales people and putting them on top production trajectories. The last several years he focused specifically with business owners as a Business Cash Strategist and SBA Lender helping clients navigate the recession. He has watched first-hand how difficult the lending environment has been for business owners and teaches his clients how to navigate it.
Jim Hogan/Jim Hogan Consulting
Jim Hogan Consulting, LLC., a small business advisory group that develops and implements training programs for sales driven organizations and helps companies integrate CRM technology into their sales cycles. For the Small Business Executive, they offer facilitates mastermind groups and to tackle the tough problems facing every growing company.
Jim is available to speak to companies, associations and civic organizations throughout the on Business Networking, Minding the Gap Between Marketing and Sales, the Power of Influence and Personality/Relationship Selling, using DISC.
Jim is twice a published author through collaborative efforts, “Improv to Improve Your Business; Using the Principles of Improvisation to Foster Communication, Creativity & Innovation” and “The 28-Day Thought Diet” He successfully completed the Ironman® Florida Triathlon in November of 2012 and is a graduate from the University of Delaware with a BS in Business Administration. Jim is married and has been an Atlanta resident since 1992.
Chalres & Angela Perry/Tior Media
Tior Media is a Veteran and woman owned Media Market firm. Tior Media is owned by Charles and Angela Perry who believes in building better business on the foundation of faith.
We have been providing original, effective web development solutions to our clients since 2009. In that time our staff has grown, including roles focused on design, programming, SEO & Internet marketing, project management, and business development.
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We approach projects with the awareness that, just like our customer’s businesses, each website brings a set of unique goals and challenges. That’s why we’ve developed, tested, and relentlessly improved our client experience. No project is handled with a cookie-cutter approach.
Guest host Johnny Walker joins Rich Casanova for this episode of Buckhead Business Radio. Johnny is an executive coach working with both individuals and companies. Through coaching he has been able to assist professionals and teams navigate through difficult changes in company culture, increase job satisfaction, increase job performance, reach goals faster, and increase life satisfaction.
With a Masters Degree in Agency Counseling and Bachelors Degrees in both Religion and Sociology, he has been counseling and coaching clients for over 20 years.
Johnny is also a business associate with Integrity Solutions which offers companies increased growth opportunities through their Integrity Selling, Integrity Coaching, Integrity Service and Understanding Behavior Styles programs. Many clients see a 20% increase in sales and greater employee retention through the use of these programs.
Utilizing the Integrity Selling model, Johnny went from law enforcement into sales, into an industry he had no previous experience in, and within 18 months was the number one sales person in his division nation wide.
You can learn more at www.JohnnyWalker.Co. Johnny offers a free 30 minute coaching session for individuals interested in coaching. You can also view Johnny’s LinkedIn profile, or contact him via Twitter.