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[Top Agency Series] Most Valuable Advice When Selling Your Agency With Todd Taskey of Potomac Business Capital

[Top Agency Series] Most Valuable Advice When Selling Your Agency With Todd Taskey of Potomac Business Capital

Todd Taskey is an M&A Advisor for CEOs and Entrepreneurs at Potomac Business Capital. He has been an entrepreneur, business owner, investment banker, and business finance advisor for more than 20 years.

In addition to M&A advice and investment banking activities, Todd has been a founding investor, board member, or part of the management team of several business ventures. He helps CEOs and entrepreneurs develop a successful exit strategy by understanding the mid-market investment banking process.

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The Pixar Story: The Letter of a lifetime That Started Everything With Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of Pixar

The Pixar Story: The Letter of a lifetime That Started Everything With Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of Pixar

Alvy Ray Smith is an American computer scientist and a Co-founder of the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Division, Pixar, and Altamira Software. Alvy was part of the 1980s and 1990s expansion of computer animation into feature films.

He created his first computer graphic in 1965 at New Mexico State and, by 1970, he had earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.

Alvy would later become the first Graphics Fellow after Microsoft bought Altamira Software. He was also the first Director of Computer Graphics at Lucasfilm. More recently, he authored the book, A Biography of the Pixel.

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[Top Agency Series] Never Sell Marketing with Chris Peer, Founder of SyncShow

[Top Agency Series] Never Sell Marketing with Chris Peer, Founder of SyncShow

Chris Peer is the Founder and Owner of SyncShow, a digital marketing firm specializing in sales and marketing success for manufacturers, professional services, and the transportation & logistics industries.

He’s an online marketing expert with a passion for integrating marketing and sales strategies. Chris helps companies rethink their approach to sales and marketing, fostering rapid growth and brand loyalty for the customers he serves.

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in B2B online marketing strategies, sales processes, and customer communications. He also holds an Inbound Marketing Certification and is HubSpot Sales Software Certified. Before SyncShow, he worked for independent design studios and corporations, including Ernst & Young and American Greetings.

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10 Reasons Why Podcasts Fail

10 Reasons Why Podcasts Fail

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

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 has run his 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. 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 and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service

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[Top Agency Series] The Sales Performance Formula with Matt Sunshine, Managing Partner at The Center for Sales Strategy and LeadG2

[Top Agency Series] The Sales Performance Formula with Matt Sunshine, Managing Partner at The Center for Sales Strategy and LeadG2

Matt Sunshine is Managing Partner at The Center for Sales Strategy, a sales performance consulting company that helps organizations attract, retain, and develop the highest performing salespeople. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of LeadG2, an inbound marketing company that helps businesses establish thought leadership and lower lead costs.

Matt geeks out on growing sales organizations, finding and developing sales superstars, sales processes, lead generation, inbound marketing, and digital marketing. He is a regular contributor to leading business blogs and magazines such as Inc., Sales & Marketing Management, Sales Hacker, and Entrepreneur. He is the author of LeadG2: Getting Prospects to Raise Their Hands. Forbes magazine lists Matt as one of the “20 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss The Opportunity To See.”

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[Top Agency Series] Why Purposeful Companies Are Winning with Scott Couvillon, CEO of Trumpet

[Top Agency Series] Why Purposeful Companies Are Winning with Scott Couvillon, CEO of Trumpet

Scott Couvillon is the CEO and Executive Strategy Director of Trumpet in New Orleans. Trumpet is an advertising agency that builds Believable Brands®. They help companies align culture, customer experience, and anything that communicates with a unifying belief that permits organizations to live their purpose.

Scott is responsible for brand transformation, strategy development, and analytics at Trumpet. He has worked with leadership, marketing, and communications teams on global brands, local nonprofits, and everything in between.

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[Top Agency Series & Spot On Series] How to Transition to the Next Generation in a Family Business with David Littlefield and Sam Littlefield of Littlefield Agency

[Top Agency Series & Spot On Series] How to Transition to the Next Generation in a Family Business with David Littlefield and Sam Littlefield of Littlefield Agency

David Littlefield is the Founder and Chairman of Littlefield Agency, which he started in 1980. For over 41 years, the agency has served B2B and restaurant businesses. They even have an official holiday in June every year declared by the Mayor of Tulsa. Littlefield Agency clientele includes companies like the Tulsa Airport, Francis Energy, Tulsa Health Department, Rib Crib, and more. David started the agency with hopes that it would continually evolve, launching the addition of planning and insights, the transition from traditional to digital, and many more initiatives.

Sam Littlefield is the President and CEO of Littlefield Agency. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego, Sam was hired as an Account Manager for Mirum, one of the world’s largest digital advertising agencies. Since transitioning to Littlefield Agency in 2016, Sam has provided invaluable insight to the company by using his passion for the digital world to drive business.

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[Top Black Business Leaders Series] Defeating Racism in Startup Funding with Cheryl Contee of The Impact Seat

[Top Black Business Leaders Series] Defeating Racism in Startup Funding with Cheryl Contee of The Impact Seat

Cheryl Contee is the Chair and Founder of a digital marketing agency, Do Big Things. Before founding Do Big Things, she co-founded Fission Strategy and Attentive.ly. Attentive.ly is a tech startup specializing in influencer marketing technology and was acquired in 2018, making it the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company.

In 2019, Cheryl released her book, Mechanical Bull, which details her history as a non-traditional startup founder. Cheryl is also part of the leadership at The Impact Seat, an organization focused on democratizing access to capital in America and around the world.

She received her B.A. from Yale University and has an International Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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Poise: What it Takes to Lead and Win with Executive Coach and Super Bowl Champion, Bennie Fowler

Poise: What it Takes to Lead and Win with Executive Coach and Super Bowl Champion, Bennie Fowler

Bennie Fowler is a current NFL veteran of eight years, Super Bowl champion, executive coach, and best-selling author of Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success.

Bennie began his career as an undrafted free agent signed by the Denver Broncos after graduating from Michigan State University. He then won the Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. People may most notably remember him for hauling in the final pass of Hall of Famer Peyton Manning from that game.

At Michigan State, he was a member of the 2014 100th Rose Bowl Championship Team, ending a twenty-six-year Big Ten and Rose Bowl appearance drought for the Spartans. As such, Bennie has the award of having played in — and won — both the 100th Rose Bowl and 50th Super Bowl. He has played with Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. Bennie currently plays for the San Francisco 49’ers.

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10 Reasons Why Podcasts Fail

Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

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 has run his 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. 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 and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service

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