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The Making of a Sausage King with David Samuels of Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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We’ve added a new guest host to our lineup, 50 Interviews: Entrepreneursauthor Brian Schwartz.  In this episode, Brian interviews David Samuels, the Sausage King of NYC and owner of Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage.  They discuss how 9-11 inspired him to become an entrepreneur, and how the business has become debt free.

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About David Samuels and Esposito’s

Esposito's Finest Sausage ProductsAt age 34, in the aftermath of 9-11, David Samuels decided to leave his career of 13 years as a management consultant to run his own business. At the same time, Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage was in transition due to the death of its founder a few years earlier. Originally operating under the name Giovanni Esposito and Sons, Al Esposito had opened a wholesale sausage division in the back of the store which became Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage Products. When Al passed away, his only daughter took possession the business.

Al’s daughter and her husband knew that a family member, David Samuels, was looking for a company to own and run. With David’s history in management, he knew the company had a great potential for growth, but he also knew that the family-developed recipes and core processing practices made Esposito’s what it was, so it was his intention to remain intact and true to their origins.

As owner, David has expanded Esposito’s product lines, as well as greatly increasing their production capacity.  Now you can even buy Esposito’s sausages on Amazon.com.

David Samuels and Brian Schwartz

David Samuels and Brian Schwartz

About Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz is the award winning author of 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs thriving in uncertain times.  Beginning in early 2008, he set out to interview 50 successful entrepreneurs and in doing so discovered new truths as to why many are unable to make the leap from employee to employer, and why many who do lack success. His passion is rooted in the company he started to mentor others through the same framework he used and become authors themselves and adopt the vital mindset to succeed at their chosen endeavor. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, and the Denver Business Journal.

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Shortened URLs and Twitter Ads with Joe Moreno of Adjix

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Joe Moreno, President of Adjix, a unique URL shortening service which features click through stats and a unique Twitter advertising program.

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Joe Moreno’s Bio

Joe MorenoJoe Moreno worked for Apple Inc. from 1998 – 2007 in engineering and marketing.

Joe’s past ventures have included Acasero, Inc., designed to give offline consumers the ability to transfer funds via SMS, and IG Photos, where runners could purchase their photos after races such as 5Ks and marathons. IG Photos was unique in that it was the only service to synchronize each photo with the race clock allowing runners to find their photos before their bib numbers were linked to each photo.

Joe is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served in the Marines, in both the enlisted and officer ranks, and he made three deployments to the Middle East and Africa in 1995, 1997, and 2005.

He currently sits on the board of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and he is Chairman of SMS Pal, Inc. – the parent company of Adjix.

Joe lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife, Laura, and beagle, Cocoa while working full time for Adjix.

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Data Mining with Aubice Co-Founder Michael Webb

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Michael Webb, co-founder of the software technology company Aubice, about how business owners can use Aubice for data mining and data analysis about their market.

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Michael Webb’s Bio

Michael WebbMichael R. Webb is Chairman and Co-Founder of Aubice LLC. Aubice is a software technology company that is changing the way people interact with their data to create meaningful information. It combines a powerful connection engine with search to create new insights of data relevancy in unstructured data. Previously Webb was the Chairman and CEO of The Knowledge Webb, Inc. the world’s premier intellectual capital applications company recognized as one of the top 25 fastest growing companies in Colorado, with clients including 3M, AT&T, BMW-America, Sumitomo Corporation, R.R. Donnelley, The Boeing Company, Imation Corp., Qwest, Ryobi, Pac-West Telecomm, Commerce One, Aprimo and many others. He has served on the boards of Aubice, China First Gas, Japan America Society, and was the Chairman of the Global Leadership Council for Colorado State University.

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Green Electronics Recycling with YouRenew.com

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Rich Littlehale of YouRenew.com, an electronics recycling business that pays you to recycle your old or unwanted cell phones, laptops, gaming systems and more.

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Rich Littlehale’s Bio

Rich LittlehaleRich Littlehale is one of the founders of YouRenew.com, a website that pays you to sell back or recycle your old electronics. Rich took time off from Yale to work on developing and running YouRenew.com full time. He also was a varsity rower at Yale. He’s originally from outside of Boston, MA and a devoted Red Sox fan.

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You CAN be Famous with Author Danek Kaus

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Danek Kaus, author of You Can Be Famous: Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity about his book, and why YOU should be famous!

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Danek Kaus’ Bio

Danek KlausDanek S. Kaus is a veteran journalist and publicist. He is the author of the new book, You Can Be Famous: Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity.

He is a former clinical hypnotist and co-author of Power Persuasion: Using Hypnotic Influence to Win In Life, Love And Business (David R. Barron and Danek S. Kaus).

Kaus is also a produced screenwriter. He co-wrote the award-winning thriller, “The Ante,” which will be released later this year.

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Numerology and Business Success with Celebrity Numerologist Tania Gabrielle

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Tania Gabrielle, celebrity numerologist and author of The Unrevealed Secrets of Political Success, about how the numbers behind names and important dates can impact your  business success.

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Tania Gabrielle’s Bio

Tania GabrielleTania Gabrielle, celebrity numerologist, is the author of The Unrevealed Secrets of Political Success: How Names and Dates Shape U.S. History. She counsels thousands of clients and businesses worldwide. Corporations turn to her for brand names, logos, launch dates and product titles. Her unique approach utilizes three sources of Numerology – Ancient Chaldean, Pythagorean and Ancient Egyptian.

Tania Gabrielle is a highly popular guest on radio shows across North America and Europe where she reveals the numbers behind current events and gives live readings. Gabrielle provides weekly commentary on world events for the Michael Ray Dresser Radio Show. A highly popular speaker, she has taught at many seminars including Hay House’s “I Can Do It!” conference and Matthew Furey’s “Zero Resistance Internet Marketing Seminar.”

Her free e-newsletter, which can be found at TaniaGabrielle.com, enlightens and explains current events and celebrities’ lives from the perspective of numerology.

Tania Gabrielle’s new book The Unrevealed Secrets of Political Success: How Names and Dates Shape U.S. History reveals how numbers have shaped the destiny of the United States of America since its birth. Stunning connections shared by George Washington, the first President of the United States, and Benjamin Franklin, the power behind the throne, are brought to life. Tania links the numbers between the Lincoln and the Civil War, Martin Luther King, the 1960s and John F. Kennedy – and how they connect to Barack Obama, and the date of the 2008 Election. She explains why the November 4, 2008 was a major turning point in U.S. history.

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Leadership Skills with Former Starbucks Exec Howard Behar

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and author of It’s Not about the Coffee, about his book, and his upcoming speaking engagement for BMA Colorado on April 8, 2009.

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Howard Behar’s Bio

Howard BeharHoward Behar is the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International. He joined Starbucks in 1989, early in the company’s growth outside the Northwest region of the United States. In his start as vice president of sales and operations, he grew the retail business from 28 stores to more than 400 stores, and was eventually named president of Starbucks Coffee International in 1995. Behar’s leadership guided Starbucks through the opening its first location in Tokyo in 1996. Over the next three years he introduced the Starbucks brand across Asia and the United Kingdom. After a two-year hiatus, he returned to Starbucks as President of Starbucks North America until his retirement in January 2003. He also served as a director of the Company from 1996 to 2008.

Howard Behar began his career in the furniture business, where he discovered it was the people he loved, not the furniture. His sense of the customers as people, his concern for their needs, and his experience of being a part of people’s dreams for their homes and their lives helped him make the next successive moves in his retail career.

Behar is the author of It’s Not about the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks. In this book, Behar discusses the importance of focusing on people over profits, and outlines 10 principles of personal leadership.

A frequent speaker on the topics of organizational and personal leadership, Mr. Behar serves on several profit and nonprofit boards, including Anna’s Linens, The Gap, Inc., Jewish Family Service of Seattle, and the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, and he is sponsoring a joint educational initiative with the University of Washington School of Social Work and the Business School. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Lynn, and he loves boating and spending time with his children and young grandchildren.

Upcoming Event

If you’re in Colorado, you can hear Howard Behar speak live at a speaking engagement for BMA Colorado on April 8, 2009 at 11:00 am.  There are also a few tickets left to a small breakfast with Behar at 7:15 am on April 8.

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From Invention to Product with Hotty Hoody Inventor Aundrea Rosdal

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Hotty Hoody inventor Aundrea Rosdal about the inspiration behind the Hotty Hoody, a protective sleeve for hot hair styling tools, and how she brought it to market.

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About Hood Inc.

Aundrea RosdalHood, Inc., maker of the Hotty Hoody, is a leading supplier of proprietary safety devices. Their protective products deliver much needed safety for electric hair-styling tools, which can cause burns, fires, and serious injuries. Additionally, they plan to utilize their patent-pending technology with a variety of industrial and commercial safety products.

Hood, Inc.’s passion is to dramatically improve safety for their clients and their loved ones.

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Teava Natural Skincare with Miriam Kleinman

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

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Rob McNealy interviews Miriam Kleinman, founder of Teav Skincare, a unique natural skincare company that utilizes the properties of tea to improve skin health.

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Miriam Kleinman’s Bio

Miriam KleinmanMiriam Kleinman is the Creator and President of Teava, LLC, an advanced natural skincare company that utilizes the unique benefits of tea. Miriam’s passion for science and fascination with using what nature has provided led to the innovative natural solution that is Teava.  This Metro Detroit native is using her background in Biochemistry to enable skin confidence – naturally. A Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Michigan State University, and 9 years performing extensive biological research in academia and biotechnology are the foundation for Miriam pursuing a PhD in Toxicology.  Miriam has bridged nature, science, and beauty to bring entrepreneurial business to Detroit.  An advocate, Miriam hopes to make a positive impact on her city through Teava.

Teava LogoTeava Skincare is the world’s first advanced skincare line based entirely around the benefits of tea.  Tea is well known for its anti-aging properties, but it has many other powerful, yet lesser known qualities.  Tea contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and other properties that make this a powerful active ingredient that is growing in popularity.  Each product is formulated using the tea that contains unique components that solve problematic skin issues.  Other naturally active ingredients are combined with tea to magnify the reparative effects, creating products that solve skin issues AND are anti-aging. By looking at the science behind these beneficial leaves, Teava has developed innovative skincare solutions that solve two problems in one jar.

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Using Twitter to Grow Your Business and Brand with Joel Comm

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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In This Podcast Episode

Rob McNealy interviews internet entrepreneur Joel Comm about his latest book, Twitter Power.  Joel and Rob chat about using Twitter effectively for business.  Rob was fortunate to meet Joel at the Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas.

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Joel Comm’s Bio

Twitter Power BookJoel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched WorldVillage.com, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of ClassicGames.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel’s company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more.

Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times Best-Seller, The AdSense Code. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.  His most recent book, Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time teaches people to leverage the power of Twitter for business.

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