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The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS46 and Peachtree TV: Episode 16 – [07.6.19]

On today’s show, we first take a look at the Atlanta Small Business Profile, where our host, Ted Jenkin, interviewed Jamie Bodner, Owner of Pinnacle Fitness. We then sat down with Hailley Griffis, Head of Public Relations for Buffer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series: Atlanta. We also caught up with Shep Hyken, customer experience expert and New York Times Best-Selling author of “The Amazement Revolution”. Rounding out the show is Mark Collier, Business Consultant at the UGA Small Business Development Center in Dekalb County…Check it out. ...

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The Atlanta Small Business Show on Peachtree TV: Episode 15 – [6.29.19]

On today’s show, we take a look at our interview with Leslie Zinn, President, and CEO of Atlanta-based Arden’s Garden. We then sat down with Beau Shell, The Lil’ Ice Cream Dude, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series: Atlanta. We also caught up with Melissa Davis, CEO and Founder Elev8 Hire Solutions. Rounding out the show is the Atlanta Small Business Profile, where our host, Ted Jenkin, interviewed Craig Riddle, Owner of North Atlanta Golf Carts…Check it out. ...

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Atlanta Small Business Profile – Lara Hodgson, NOW Corporation

Lara Hodgson, President, and CEO of NOW Corporation joins our host, Ted Jenkin, on this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile. They discuss the importance of receivables for small businesses, and how they may play a bigger part in the growth of a business than you might think. Lara founded her business during the 2008 recession through a previous business she had, called Nourish. Lara says that it was through the challenges of transitioning businesses, that she was able to discover a better solution and help her start the NOW Corporation. Now having almost tripled the number of employees within her company, she says that the best way for a new entrepreneur to learn and grow their business is to get advice from other entrepreneurs. Lara says that being an entrepreneur is defined as pursuing a goal without regard for resources currently under your control. Despite the fact that we usually believe that that means using other people’s money, ...

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Atlanta Small Business Profile – “Southside Steve” Rickman, SSquared Brands

On this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, Ted Jenkin sits down with “Southside Steve” Rickman, radio personality, serial entrepreneur, and owner of SSquared Brands. After transferring to Georgia State University, Steve was talking to a friend who worked at “Album 88”, a 100,000-watt radio station which at the time was one of the top biggest college station signals in the country. Steve decided to join the radio station in an effort to become a stand-up comedian; little did Steve know that he would continue to do radio for years after he left school. This was where he developed his radio persona of “Southside Steve”. Later Steve would take his radio success and use it to start his own bar on the southside of Atlanta, and he shares some of the most important things that he says he learned through this business. He then goes on to describe how he used these important lessons in creating his current business, ...

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The Atlanta Small Business Show on Peachtree TV: Episode 13 – [6.8.19]

On today’s show, we spoke with George Deeb, startup expert and managing partner of Red Rocket Ventures. We then sat down with Ben and Jackie Moore, who co-founded Jordyn’s Summer Shirt Project along with their daughter Jordyn who has autism. We also caught up with Michelle Amarra, President of Southern Crescent Broadcasting, SCBTV. And rounding out the show was the Atlanta Small Business Profile, where our host, Ted Jenkin, interviewed Will Hall, CEO of HIPnation. ...

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Atlanta Small Business Profile – Jamie Bodner, Pinnacle Fitness

On this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host, Ted Jenkin, caught up with Jamie Bodner, fitness design expert, and owner of Pinnacle Fitness. Born and raised in New York, Jamie was working at the World Trade Center during the time of the 9/11 attack, however, he just so happened to not be at work that day. He says this gave him a feeling of a second chance, and this is when he asked himself what he really wanted to do with his life. He stopped what he was doing and he moved down to Southern Florida around the age of 24. It’s also around this time that he discovered his love for fitness. He began to think about how he could combine his love for fitness and his love for helping people into a career. He began to work at a very large gym in South Florida. Jamie said this was very helpful when it finally ...

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Atlanta Small Business Profile – Monte Joiner, Dent Science Auto Body Repair

On this episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile our host, Ted Jenkin, sits down with Monte Joiner, CEO of Dent Science. After working as an insurance adjuster for approximately 11 years, Monte was promoted and became the manager at Mercedes Jackson Collision Center for almost five years before creating his own business, Dent Science. At Dent Science, Monte works to remove dings, dents, and creases from cars by going to the customer rather than having the customer visit him in a conventional body shop. This also allows him to work more efficiently and cut costs, due to the skills that he acquired through his many years of sculpting and working with cars. To learn more about Monte and the work he does at Dent Science, watch our full interview above and check out his website. ...

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The Atlanta Small Business Show on Peachtree TV: Episode 12 – [5.25.19]

On today’s show, we talk with brother and sister team Anita and Howard Hsu from Sweet Auburn BBQ about how they took their business from food truck to five highly successful restaurants right here in Atlanta. We also caught up with Mark Deal, Organizer of Podcast Atlanta and the Founder of Podcast Guest Academy. Mark talks to us about how you can use a podcast to market your business. We then sit down with Tom DuFore from Big Sky Franchise about what goes into being a franchisor. ...

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The Atlanta Small Business Show on Peachtree TV: Episode 11 – [05.11.19]

On this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, we kicked things off with Brandi and Jermail Shelton, the husband and wife team behind Just Add Honey Tea Company. Next up, was an Advice From the Pros segment with startup expert, George Deeb. Then, we caught up with Jess Ekstrom, founder, and CEO of Headbands of Hope. After that, we took a look at another Advice From the Pros segment featuring Leslie Kuban, owner of FranNet Atlanta. We also spoke to the Executive Director of Bright Futures Atlanta, Philip Ross, and 10th-grade student, Jordan Jones. Rounding out the show was this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, where our host, Ted Jenkin, spoke with Clint Crowe, co-founder of Elite Event Rental. ...

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Atlanta Small Business Profile – Chad Conley, Complete Roofing Systems

On this week’s episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, Ted Jenkin sits down with Chad Conley, Executive VP of Complete Roofing Systems. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years and earning a degree in project management, Chad fell into the roofing business through a friend. By his own admission, he never thought he’d go into roofing, but he ended up in a lucrative sales position, and fell in love with the industry. After realizing that the roofing process can be done better and more efficiently, Chad and his business partner decided to start Complete Roofing Systems. Now, as of 2019, Complete Roofing Systems has completed over 8,000 commercial and residential roofs. They have also scaled and expanded their services to Birmingham, AL in addition to Atlanta. Chad credits their success to several things including a refined sales process, a well designed and easy to use website, a comprehensive content marketing strategy, and excellent company culture. To ...

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