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Need Help Growing Your Startup? Look No Further Than Sundays on TAE

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,449 originally aired on March 4, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, puts over 40 years of business experience to work as he helps callers with the questions that are keeping business owners up at night.  Among the callers he helps on today’s show are those who are tired of working for someone else, and who want to start their own enterprise, but aren’t sure which of their ideas gives them the best shot at success.  Plus, Ron talks with Mike Madden of USA Insulation about some of the leading trends in commercial and residential construction, and the steps individuals and companies can take to reduce their monthly energy costs.

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When It Comes to Technology, How Much is TOO Much? Regis McKenna Has the Answer

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,448 originally aired on March 3, 2012

Think about the technology that you encounter in your life every day. Your smartphone. Your tablet. Your laptop. The computer that runs your automobile. Your home entertainment system. Even the voice prompt that greets you when you dial just about any number these days. Plenty of options for you, but does that mean you have to use them? If you read The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris’s Insider’s Report column last week, you know HIS answer, and today, he talks with Silicon Valley marketing guru Regis McKenna, who give HIS thoughts on the role that technology plays in our lives (and the role it SHOULD play.)

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“Gasland” Reexamined: Filmmaker Ann McElhinney Sets the Record Straight on the Pursuit of Shale Gas

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,447 originally aired on March 2, 2012

 

As part of our ongoing evaluation of the economic impact of the Marcellus Shale development in the State of Pennsylvania, The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, takes a look at what the industry is doing to overcome these government-driven obstacles.  Plus, Ron talks with filmmaker Ann McElhinney, whose latest documentary, “Frack Nation”, is being hailed as the “answer” film to Josh Fox’s “Gasland”, and provides a look into the oil and gas industry that has never been seen before.  Plus, we examine the issue of sick leave in the workplace, as Ron talks with Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Employer Group on Health about some of the trends that have emerged around the country, and the decisions that small business owners face when it comes to weighing the costs and productivity dropoff when issuing sick days to employees.  And we answer the question: Is Pittsburgh the new Hollywood?  Ron talks with Chris Breakwell, the principal of 31st Street Studios, about his efforts to establish Pittsburgh as a filmmakers hub…and considering the studio has already hosted the Tom Cruise movie “One Shot”, as well as “The Dark Knight Rises”, the latest installment in the “Batman” series, in the past year, he’s off to a good start.

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A Look Inside the Business of Business Media: MSNBC’s “Your Business” Host JJ. Ramberg

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,446 originally aired on March 1, 2012

Ron talks with J.J. Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business”, as they discuss the startup trends that J.J. is noticing with the aspiring entrepreneurs who she has featured on her program, and the message that sends about the economy as a whole.  And Ron’s favorite “Talk Buddy”, Jerry Bowyer, discusses the nature of systemic risk in our society, why he believes that our society is ultimately responsible for the risks that we face, and how adapting our behavior is the first step towards mitigating these risks. Plus, we examine the impact that location has on corporate tax burdens, and why certain states are more business-friendly than others as we talk with Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, about his recent report ranking all 50 states, and why Pennsylvania checks in at #50.

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Revisiting TAE’s Interview with Presidential Hopeful Rick Santorum

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,445 originally aired on February 27, 2012

With the eyes of America’s political community focused squarely on the upcoming “Super Tuesday” grouping of critical primary elections, American Entrepreneur Radio takes a look back at Ron’s 2009 interview with one of the leading Republican Presidential candidates, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Rick talks with Ron about his take on health care, business, leadership, and the aspirations that he held at the time for our nation’s primary office. Plus, Ron discusses explores the critical issues with American policy as he talks with retired Utah Senator Bob Bennett, Jack Chambless of Valencia College, and Dinesh D’Souza, the author of “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”.

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As Seen On TV: A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

The International Capitalist Episode #106 originally aired on February 21, 2012

AJ Khubani, Millie Myers, Tom Booth

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As Seen On TV: A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

OrGreenic. Lint Lizard. Sticky Buddy. All products that we never thought we needed, until we saw them on a late night infomercial. The man behind these and many more “As Seen on TV” products, AJ Khubani of Telebrands, joins The International Capitalist, David Iwinski to discuss his story.

What Is the Biggest Communication Problem Hurting Your Company?
The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, along with Millie Myers of Carnegie Mellon University, wrap up their series on business communication by talking with American Entrepreneur callers about their most pressing communication issues.  Plus, they summarize some of the key points of their previous discussions and offer advice for professionals at every level on facilitating clear communication, both within, and outside of, your company.

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Have a Business Problem? The American Entrepreneur Has the Solution!

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,439 originally aired on February 19, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, hosts open discussion on the Sunday edition of American Entrepreneur Radio, where every business question is fair game.  Whether it’s finding the best source of funding for your startup, differentiating yourself within a crowded market sector, advertising yourself at a cost that won’t break your budget, or anything it between, put 40-plus years of seasoned entrepreneurial experience to the test.  Plus, Ron checks in with Jacques Werth, the master of high-probability selling, who breaks down the things you must know about your prospects to ensure that you’ll have the best possible chance when it comes time to close.

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The Business of Health with Dr. Will Clower

The Business of Health Episode #82 originally aired on February 18, 2012

The Business of Health with Dr. Will Clower and guest Dr. Steven Gough, of Allegheny Chesapeake.

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Is America Losing the Battle For Balanced Trade?

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,438 originally aired on February 18, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, talks with legendary University of Pittsburgh economist Raymond Richman about a variety of topics, including whether or not the United States is losing its competitive advantages on the global economic stage, and, if so, what can be done to regain that advantage.

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The American Entrepreneur Goes One-on-One With Herman Cain

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,437 originally aired on February 17, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, welcomes Herman Cain, former Presidential Candidate and longtime CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, onto the show to discuss his story, his campaign for the Presidency, his vision for business in America, and where he thinks the current administration is falling short when it comes to serving the American people.

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Optimizing the E-commerce Experience: Sean Ammirati

The American Entrepreneur Episode #1,436 originally aired on February 16, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, talks with Sean Ammirati, one of the rising stars of Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurship, about his experiences in starting and growing mSpoke, a tech firm specializing in online e-commerce personalization.  Plus, Ron talks with one of the foremost leadership consultants in the country, Mark Murphy, about his new book, “Hiring For Attitude”, an in-depth look at the things you should be doing to ensure that the attitudes of your prospective hires match the goals of your company. And we examine the controversial issue of property taxes in Allegheny County, as he talks with Jim Roddey and Rich Fitzgerald, the former and current County Executives of Allegheny County, about their respective assessments of the county’s property tax situation, and why their solutions for the issue wouldn’t necessarily be what you’d expect.

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Can Entrepreneurship Be a Low-Risk Proposition?

The International Capitalist Episode #105 originally aired on February 15, 2012

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, talks with Christopher Hanks, a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Georgia, and co-author of “School For Startups” about his philosophy of “Low-Risk Entrepreneurship”, what it entails, and the steps savvy entrepreneurs should be taking to ensure a “safer” entrepreneurial environment. 

 

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Running a Successful Restaurant Business

The Consultant's Corner Episode #55 originally aired on February 14, 2012

“Consultant’s Corner”, Buddy Hobart of Solutions 21 talks with Ray Hanis of the Village Tavern about the challenges he faces while running a successful restaurant business.

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As Seen on TV (But Heard on TAE Radio): A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

The International Capitalist Episode #104 originally aired on February 14, 2012

AJ Khubani, Bill MacDonald, Ray Hanis

OrGreenic. Lint Lizard. Sticky Buddy. All products that we never thought we needed, until we saw them on a late night infomercial.  The man behind these and many more “As Seen on TV” products, AJ Khubani of Telebrands, joins The International Capitalist, David Iwinski to discuss his story.  Plus, David talks with Bill MacDonald of PleinAire Strategies about his new book, “Merge”, and Bill’s tips for businesses of any size on how to shorten the sales cycle and maximize the efficiency of your sales staff.  And as part of the “Consultant’s Corner”, Buddy Hobart of Solutions 21 talks with Ray Hanis of the Village Tavern about the challenges he faces while running a successful restaurant business.

 

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The Business of Health with Dr. Will Clower: Health Headlines

The Business of Health Episode #81 originally aired on February 11, 2012

As part of American Entrepreneur Radio, Dr. Will Clower of Mediterranean Wellness hosts “The Business of Health”, as he examines some of the leading health issues making headlines and assess the impact these items have on both individual health and the companies that employ these individuals.