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Elisha Fields: SketchGenie – New drawing tool saves fime for both seasoned artists and beginning students.

SketchGenie, the new, patent-pending, time-saving drawing system is for all levels of artists and non-artists.  Based on the old grid method of drawing, the SketchGenie was invented and developed by artist and entrepreneur, ElishaFields. The SketchGenie eliminates having to draw and erase pencil lines or calculate ratios for enlarging.  The featured package include one grid for your art surface and a packet to slide in the source material and compete instructions.  Workshops are available for art groups or one on one by Skype.

Elisha Fields, CEO of Free Range Art, LLC, is an artist, inventor and entrepreneur.  Elisha found a need while struggling with her portrait drawing and developed this tool.  Then she decided other artists should have the opportunity to use this tool.  The new patent pending drawing system SketchGenie came on the market only last March and is sold on the internet and at SketchGenie workshops.

Elisha’s art has shown in national and international juried/judged exhibitions; has won several awards; and two of her paintings are published on book covers.  She has painted for twelve years and is active in local art organizations.  Her works are in collections in NY, CA, MI, IL, FL, GA, and SC.  You may view Elisha’s work at Artists Atelier of Atlanta on Miami Circle in Buckhead or at http://www.elishafields.com/.

www.SketchGenie.info

Dhana Cohen: The Next Big Zing!



Dhana Cohen is Founder and President of The Next Big Zing.  She is a momprenuer who never planned for her Big idea, it just  came about  at an unusual time.  In late Spring of 2007, Dhana was watching Oprah interview the creators of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. These young entrepreneurs sold their business for 1.6 billion in stock options to Google. Right there it clicked, Dhana’s “ah-ah” moment was realized. “How can I take internet video-sharing and apply it to  something I love… finding  great  products for  gifts, putting them on video and sharing them with anyone wanting unique finds?”

And that’s how the Next Big Zing was born. After  three years  of hard work and  support from her family and friends who have  either helped  review products or  given an ear, the Next Big Zing is now redesigning its site as an official Award site, with a great panel of judges. If you have a great product and believe it deserves the recognition, we want to hear from you! Who knows you may just have the next big ZING!

http://www.thenextbigzing.com

Jesse Carter: Fundraising In The Direct Sales and Network Marketing Industries

The Nonprofit and Fundraising Industry is the Third largest segment of our economy.  As such, Direct Sales and Network Marketing companies are desperately trying to find their comfort zone of selling their products to nonprofit organizations.  There is big money to be made and we’re talking with Jesse Carter, a pioneering leader in the Direct Sales Fundraising Industry.  Learn why there’s a huge potential in the direct sales industry and how fundraising development is not fully understood right now and how you can benefit by getting involved early.  Discover how you can profit as an entrepreneur in this newly transforming segment of the Direct Sales industry.

Carter Resource Development

We offer nonprofit groups, organizations, churches, ministries, clubs and associations free fundraising ideas, resources and products.
www.FreeWebFundraiser.com

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Rick Walker: Innovate or Die on the Vine

Innovation is the key to jumping ahead of competitors.  While some people and companies may want to hide and ride out the current recession, now is the time to think ahead and innovate.  The heart of innovation is with entrepreneurs.  They have a risk-taking mentality and are willing to think outside the box.  There is a certain spirit that lives within them that comes to the surface in troubled times like these.

Rick Walker
Highlights

Patent Attorney, Business Executive, and Entrepreneur

  • proven track record in protecting IP and generating profits for shareholders
  • over ten years as a partner in a law firm
  • over fourteen years as EVP, CAO, and General Counsel of a NYSE-listed company
  • member of a three-person executive management team that led growth from about
    • $100 million in sales to almost $1 billion in six years
  • compounded annualized return to shareholders of approximately 30% before it was sold
  • the company had 30 plants in 5 countries

Named one of “Latest Generation of Atlanta CEOs and Power Brokers”
Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2007.

  • Has counseled Boards of Directors of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Directors included the CEO’s of CIGNA Insurance, Stanadyne (Moen Faucets), and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

  • Extensive experience in business and transactional law, IP litigation and strategy, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, hostile tender offers, start-up funding, stock offerings, and complex corporate governance situations.
  • Guest Lecturer – Emory Law School, Georgia Tech College of Management, and University of Tennessee.
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory (highest ranking).
  • Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) – National Board of Directors, Vice President of Membership, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee
  • North Fulton Bar Association – Board of Directors, President
  • Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association (GAMA) – Founder, President & CEO
  • Numerous non-profit and charitable Boards including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Golf for the Kids (benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) – Co-Founder of the Atlanta Chapter

Education

  • University of Michigan, Business School – Executive Program
  • University of Detroit – JD
  • University of Detroit – Master of Engineering, Engineering Design and Computer Control
  • University of Detroit – BChE (magna cum laude, first in class)
    • Process, Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering
    • Cooperative training assignments were with an electrical/electronics company

http://www.falconipcapital.com

Paul Adams: PR, Media and New Media: How do they work together for you?

 

What is PR? What is Media? What is New Media? How can I make these work for my business? Paul Adams answers these questions and more in today’s broadcast.

Paul Adams of Adams Media & Communications, has devoted his professional career to publicizing, promoting and marketing people, products, services and organizations.  With more than 20 years experience in corporate communications departments and PR agencies, he has expertise in media outreach and relationship building, consistently producing high profile, publicity generating news coverage and award-winning results.

In 2008 he helped launch a social commerce application on Facebook that was awarded a Phoenix for the top consumer media news release.  For both campaigns he was instrumental in securing national media coverage and recognition in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, the Associated Press and many others.

Paul has worked with and supported such visible firms and notable brands as Nokia, McKesson, MCI, Hitachi, Lee Hecht Harrison, Hertz, Prodigy, Barco, the Atlanta Market Center and many others.

He is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (American Hospital Assn.) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in business/ journalism from Indiana University.

http://prandmedia.com

Rose Marie Iskowitz: The Dipe n’ Go Story

When your innovation is in the infant arena, you need to dot your i’s and cross your t’s when it comes to safety.  Listen in as Rose Marie Iskowitz (along with her product safety mentor Edie Tolchin, owner of EGT Global Trading) explains her journey for Dipe n’ Go.

Rose Marie never envisioned herself as an inventor but when an unexpected job loss intertwined with motherhood and her busy life, a product idea was born! Before she knew it, Rose Marie was joining her sales and marketing experience with her tenacious personality and embarking on the next stage in her professional career – entrepreneurship!

Dipe n’ Go is the ideal baby changing station for your SUV, minivan or hatchback vehicle. Attaches easily to the inside of your hatch and stays stocked with supplies so it’s ready when you need it. Machine washable too!

The infant & children’s market sector is a great industry for product developers so listen in for some timely tips.

Laura Waage: Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from being an employee to an entrepreneur launches several emotions: fear, excitement, disorientation, anxiety, the list goes on and on.

Laura Waage, Founder and CEO of morphos business solutions, shares the formula for success that she used to effectively make the metamorphosis from Employee to Entrepreneur. This is the same methodology that she leverages both for clients who are looking to transition into entrepreneurship, as well as for existing businesses seeking to increase their revenues. With her “Structured Entrepreneur” approach, she works side by side with budding and established business owners to create systemized processes that propel their organizations from Functional to Exceptional.

For more than a decade, Laura Waage served as a Sales Director, Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator and Presenter. She has worked with thousands of businesses of varying sizes, helping them to design better business practices, increase their revenues and create heightened customer experiences.

To compliment her extensive business background, Laura is also a Certified Coach who received her formal training from the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention and the University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development.

Laura combined her professional experience with her coaching certification to create a dynamic organization: morphos, LLC. As founder and CEO, Laura effectively helps entrepreneurs to identify the obstacles that stand in their way, and design and implement actionable business plans that move their company from functional to exceptional. 

For more than a decade, Laura Waage served as a Sales Director, Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator and Presenter. She has worked with thousands of businesses of varying sizes, helping them to design better business practices, increase their revenues and create heightened customer experiences.


To compliment her extensive business background, Laura is also a Certified Coach who received her formal training from the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention and the University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development.

Laura combined her professional experience with her coaching certification to create a dynamic organization: morphos, LLC. As founder and CEO, Laura effectively helps entrepreneurs to identify the obstacles that stand in their way, and design and implement actionable business plans that move their company from functional to exceptional. 

If you are considering making the move from the corporate world to having your own business, you need to connect with Laura and learn about her Entrepreneur Success Tools!

Steve Rae, Founder of roam

 

Steve Rae is the Founder of roam, the innovators work place.  Listen in on how roam provides progressive entrepreneurs an ideal workplace to get work done between appointments, meet with clients, enjoy superb food and beverages and attend unique networking events.  Numerous successful new businesses have launched from roam; when you enter into roam the energy and creativity makes your skin tingle and you heart race. 

Steve is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in implementing innovation and change.  As a VP at IBM for 10 years he led complex acquisition integrations, plus he was the world wide VP of services for Learning Solutions.

In case you haven’t noticed, there has been an invisible migration from the traditional work place and the stifling cubicle.  roam was birthed to intercept that mobility trend.

Ben Hudson: How To Find Work When There Are No Jobs

One of the drivers for the surge in entrepreneurship is the RESUMES NO LONGER WORK!  The traditional approach to job search is out of date for the new economy.  Listen, and listen carefully, as Ben Hudson shares his secrets for an entrepreneural approach to a temp-to-perm engagement.

With over 40 years of practical tactical experience in a Fortune 500 company, international agency, business development consulting, executive career coaching and small business startups, Ben is a unique resource.  He has worked with over 1000 individuals and 250 plus successful startups. 

The Solutionship process that is outlined in his newly released book: “Finding Work When There are no Jobs” is a distillate of over 10 years of hands-on coaching and is the foundation of his successful consulting practice…a time-tested, proven method for finding profitable work in “the worst economy since the Great Depression”…and a much needed approach in today’s marketplace.

Mike Drummond: The World of Innovation


Pulitizer Prize Finalist, Publishing Entrepreneur, Inventors Digest Editor-in-Chief: Mike Drummond’s credentials are awesome!  In this interview Mike discusses trends in innovation and the role of inventors in the American economy.

As editor-in-chief of Inventors Digest Mike oversees all editorial as well as financial and marketing aspects of the nation’s longest-running publication in the invention industry. He serves on various company and academic boards, as well as judge and speaker at industry events.

His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, WiredSalon.comFortuneCnetBusiness 2.0Forrester Research Magazine, among others, and carried by the Associated Press and Knight Ridder/McClatchy newswires.

In addition to being a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist he has also won numerous investigative, feature, and business-writing awards. He’s also the author of Renegades of the Empire (Random House/Crown Publishers, 2000), an inside story of Microsoft’s computer-game and Internet ambitions.

You can count on Mike to be candid and this interview is no exception.  Follow Mike on Twitter @inventorsdigest, become a fan on Facebook.  Contact him at mike.drummond@inventorsdigest.com.