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Zach Benson is the Founder of Assistagram, an Instagram marketing agency with a network of over 220 million Instagram followers to drive brand awareness, leads, and sales. They’ve helped businesses grow their Instagram following by 30,000 or more followers per month.
Zach has worked with companies run by people like Russell Brunson, The Rock, and even helped the official Dubai account and so many more.
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012 where he has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.
John is also the co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners. They help their client generate ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.
How Jay-Z Relates to Lumpy Mail and Direct Response Conversion with Fran Biderman-Gross of Advantages
Fran Biderman-Gross is the CEO and Founder of Advantages, an award-winning New York-based end to end communications agency. She is also the co-author of the book, How to Lead a Values-Based Professional Services Firm: 3 Keys to Unlock Purpose and Profit, which she wrote with Don Scales.
Fran works with senior executives to see the results of purpose-driven marketing and leadership. She leads her clients on an invaluable journey of brand discovery that reveals their personal and organizational 3 keys: Purpose, Values, and Story. She empowers leaders and organizations to infuse meaning into everything they do so that their visions become realized.
LinkedIn Hacks for B2B Business Growth with AJ Wilcox, LinkedIn Ads Specialist and Founder of B2Linked.com
AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads Specialist and Founder of B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency. He has managed over $130 million in ad spend across 400 ad accounts.
AJ is an official LinkedIn Partner, and he hosts The LinkedIn Ads Show podcast which is a top source for news, how-tos, and insights about the LinkedIn Ads platform.
AJ has managed some of the world’s largest LinkedIn Ad accounts, and he’s helped companies like Hired, BambooHR, SpareHire, and many more.
The Role of Culture in Real-time Payment Dispute Resolution the Smart Way with John Munro, CEO of Chargeback
John Munro is the CEO of Chargeback, a Utah-based industry-leading software company that helps merchants automate dispute management. This technology-driven solution leverages APIs, plugins, and other integrations to maximize the recovery of revenue lost to customer disputes and fraud. They have a real-time dispute management platform built to empower internal teams with expert knowledge and robust automation.
Chargeback has helped companies like Levi’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fanduel, and many more stop disputes before they can happen.
Garry Ridge is the CEO and Chairman of the WD-40 Company. He joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has worked directly with WD-40 Company in over 50 countries, and he was elected as its CEO and Chairman in 1997. Garry is passionate about empowering organizational culture that he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company.
Garry is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego, where he teaches Talent Management and Bench Building in the Masters of Science – Executive Leadership at the university’s School of Business. He also co-authored the book, Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A” with Ken Blanchard where he outlines his effective leadership techniques.
[Sweet Process Series] How to Build a Business That Can Thrive Without You with John Warrillow of Built to Sell
John Warrillow is the Founder of The Value Builder System™, a cloud-based assessment tool that business owners use to assess their company’s scalability. John has helped more than 55,000 business owners improve their company’s value by up to 71%.
He’s the author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. Both Fortune and Inc magazines have recognized the book as one of the best business books. John also wrote The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, and he hosts Built to Sell Radio, where they interview founders about their exit journey.
[Sweet Process Series] Lessons From Unicorns: What to Make Hard and Easy in Your Business with Bob Sutton of Stanford University
Robert (Bob) Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the D School).
Bob is currently working with Huggy Rao on The Friction Project, where they focus on why companies make the right things too complicated and the wrong things too easy and what to do about it. He’s published over 200 articles in academic and popular outlets, and seven of Bob’s books have gotten accolades, including being part of the Top 100 Business Books list, New York Times Bestseller, The Wall Street Journal bestseller, and more.
His books include Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, And Total Nonsense; The Knowing-Doing Gap; Weird Ideas That Work, The No Asshole Rule, and Good, Bad Boss. He also wrote The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt and Scaling-Up Excellence.
[Top Chicago Business Series] Giving to Your Best Business Relationships with Andrea Herrera of Boxperience
Andrea Herrera is President and Founder of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and Boxperience. Through her companies, she is able to create meaningful connections and build relationships between individuals and communities.
Boxperience creates customized wooden crates filled with premium food, beverages, and monogrammed gifts that are personalized specifically for its recipient. It is the go-to brand for top salespeople, CEOs, and business owners who want to share their gratitude and maintain their most important business relationships.
Andrea’s other company, Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering, is an award-winning company that has provided catering services for weddings, intimate social events, as well as for corporate and educational events. Some of their past clients include Fortune 500 companies, Non-profit organizations, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and many more.
[Sweet Process Series] How to Save Hundreds of Hours a Month Using Top Productivity Tools with Adi Klevit of Business Success Consulting Group
Adi Klevit is the CEO of the Business Success Consulting Group, where she helps businesses scale and grow by implementing efficient business infrastructure, processes, and systems. Their company is made up of experts in creating, documenting, and implementing processes and procedures for small/medium sized companies who either want to scale or expand their business or with those who are gearing up for transition.
With Adi’s background in Industrial Engineering, she has worked with various corporations in different industries and has helped them take their business to the next level.