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Mel Washington And I Discuss What It Takes to Start Well and Survive as a Small Business

What's Working with Cam Marston

Release Date: 01/23/2023

What's New in Workplace Law - Attorney Windy Bitzer Updates us on Changes that May Impact You show art What's New in Workplace Law - Attorney Windy Bitzer Updates us on Changes that May Impact You

What's Working with Cam Marston

Lots of changes coming to workplace rules ranging from the legality of non-compete agreements to changes to the salary of exempt employees. of the Hand Arendall law firm explains the changes and what they mean for you and me.  Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten Best Ideas from the First Two-Hundred Episodes on .  To get the Top 3 Tips of the show each week and a Free Chapter of What Works,  

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AI & What It Can Do - Some Straight Answers From Kai Gray show art AI & What It Can Do - Some Straight Answers From Kai Gray

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Lots of chatter out there about AI. Lots. Every day some some sort of news about how it will make our world unbelievably better and another about how it will be the end of humanity. I reached out to Kai Gray to ask him to answer some questions - what can AI really do? Aside from being the best source tech help I've ever found, what can it do for me? Today? Right now? It wrote me a sonnet to read to my wife on Valetines Day (which my wife thought was the most romantic thing I've ever done until she learned the truth) but what practical application does it have for me, right here, today. Well,...

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Tenaska Takes Greenhouse Gasses from Plant Emissions and Safely Buries it 10k Feet Underground show art Tenaska Takes Greenhouse Gasses from Plant Emissions and Safely Buries it 10k Feet Underground

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Tenaska has created a method for capturing the greenhouse gasses emited from industrial sites and pushing it through pipelines to a hub where it is injected 10,000 feet under ground. The diposal site must have a top layer of impermeable rock and the CO2 ultimately turns into an inert stone. The process requires a significant investment and Tenaska (the biggest privately held company you've never heard of) has what it takes. Tenaska rep Brett Estep leads me through how it works. Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten Best Ideas from the First Two-Hundred...

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Scott McKain Offers a Deep Dive on Business Distinction and How to Achieve It show art Scott McKain Offers a Deep Dive on Business Distinction and How to Achieve It

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For years has led audiences and his consulting clients how to become distinct and different in a crowded marketplace. His approach is simple yet most companies won't do it - what are the extra things you can do to remain memorable to customers and how can you incorporate them into your business? Most people will claim their expertise is all they need to secure business, not the small, additional customer service items. That's where they're wrong. In a crowded and competitive marketplace, standing out requires more.  Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten...

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Burnie Juneau Has an Eye for Businesses that Can Ramp Up by Franchising show art Burnie Juneau Has an Eye for Businesses that Can Ramp Up by Franchising

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Burnie Juneau can walk into a business and tell if it is franchisable. He's gained a sense of how easy it will be based on his years of experience. His approach to the owner is "are you interested in growing quickly." The company he works for, , does all the paperwork, files the trademark documents, and readies the business owner for growth. FMS then goes on to help sell the franchises, too, marketing the opportunity and finding the right customers.  If you like what Burnie has to say, he offers his phone number: 225.733.4680. Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What...

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John Kilpatrick Keeps An Eye Out for his Veteran Colleagues. He and His Team are Uniquely Situated to Offer Them Help. show art John Kilpatrick Keeps An Eye Out for his Veteran Colleagues. He and His Team are Uniquely Situated to Offer Them Help.

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Col. John Kilpatrick saves veteran lives. He offers a system for doing it, with key roles filled by other veterans. "Unless you're a veteran," he told me, "you'll never know what we've gone through and no one will listen to you." His agency, , is the first of its type he knows about in the country. From vets in despair on the edge of suicide to ones struggling with years of addiction to ones suffering from the traumas that only vets can understand, John has built a system to care for them. He's on a mission, not unlike the missions he undertook as a part of his active military service, and...

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Dr Robert Pearl Is Back to Discuss His New Book About AI in Medicine called ChatMD. show art Dr Robert Pearl Is Back to Discuss His New Book About AI in Medicine called ChatMD.

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Last time on the show gave a general overview of the impact he predicts AI with have with medicine. I asked him to return to the show on the release of his new book, , now availble on Amazon. Dr Pearl gives a wonderful example of someone injured in a ski accident and when they entered details about their accident and the resulting pains, ChatGPT correctly diagnosed the injury and the needed surgey. It's next level stuff. And there is so much more yet to come. Hear Dr Pearl tell us where he thinks it's all headed. Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten Best...

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Dan Sigmond of the FBI Discusses Financial Fraud and Clever Crooks show art Dan Sigmond of the FBI Discusses Financial Fraud and Clever Crooks

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Dan Sigmond has seen a great deal in his time with the FBI. He and I discuss his pursuit of financail fraud the the crooks who commit it. Some the crooks are idiots, Sigmond says. Some, however, are brilliant. Sigmond tells us what to look for, how to defend ourselves, and the most common mistakes businesses make. Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten Best Ideas from the First Two-Hundred Episodes on .  To get the Top 3 Tips of the show each week and a Free Chapter of What Works,    

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Lauren Fernandez IDs a Quality Restaurant Concept, Adds Her Expertise, and Launches it With Private Equity show art Lauren Fernandez IDs a Quality Restaurant Concept, Adds Her Expertise, and Launches it With Private Equity

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- - can spot a restuarant that's destined to make it. Her years of experience in the industry as an owner / operator and as a promoter has given her the insight. Today she works with owners of small restuarant concepts to get them launched big and fast by helping the owners make smart growth decisions and avoid the pittfalls that she knows can ruin a promising concept. Once the restaurant has its footing, she backs it with private equity money to truly get it soaring. Hear what she looks for, what mistakes too many restaurateurs make, and how she learned her trade.   Show Sponsors: ...

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Chris Lawrence of Hirewell and Today's Employment Market show art Chris Lawrence of Hirewell and Today's Employment Market

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Chris Lawrence has focused on the human capital space helping organizations identify, build, financially assess, implement, and manage outsourced recruiting and consulting solutions. His perspective gives a good view of today's workplace and workforce needs. We discuss how the workforce needs have evolved since the Great Recession and what he predicts going forward. Notably, Chris explains why there is a greatly reduced demand for IT talent and a huge surge in demand for sales and management talent. Show Sponsors: Find Cam Marston's book - What Works: The Ten Best Ideas from the...

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Mel Washington is Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Alabama. He coaches and consults and guides small businesses as they work to become stable, viable businesses. He and I discuss what it takes to get started and where many errors are made by small business owners. If you're thinking of becoming and entrepreneur, this episode offers simple recipees that will mitigate your failure risk. If you're trying to grow to the next level, this episode offers thoughts for how to target the next level and how to pursue it.

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