Transitioning from Military Life to Entrepreneurship with Allen Simmons

Transitioning from Military Life to Entrepreneurship with Allen Simmons

Never Stop. Never Quit. Repeat. Allen Simmons, Author, Speaker, and Marine Corps Veteran, joins John Priore in this chat to discuss purpose, mental health, and the military lifestyle. 

We are super excited to have Allen join John Priore in our office for this special veterans day chat. Allen inspires. With his stories and experiences from his days in combat, there are many lessons you, the business leader, can take from this episode.   

As you will hear from Allen in this chat, it’s all about finding your purpose and never standing down from a battle. And we would like to thank Allen and all the veterans for serving our country. And a special thanks to Allen for sharing his story with us.  

We are excited to feature Allen Simmons on the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. 

Building Businesses for a Greater Purpose with Tony Tennaro of C12 | EP

Building Businesses for a Greater Purpose with Tony Tennaro

Building great businesses for a greater purpose. Tony Tennaro, Managing Chair for C12 Greater Charlotte, joins Eric Kasimov in this chat to discuss making a difference, family, and Frank Reich.

Tony is the kind of person you want to be around. And that’s not just us talking. Ask any of the members of his C12 group. Or just watch him walk into the office with a smile on his face.  

As you will hear from Tony in this chat, it’s all about gratitude. And we are grateful for Tony spending his time with us. 

We are excited to feature Tony Tennaro on the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg County Quarter-Cent Sales Tax for the Arts

The Charlotte Mecklenburg County Quarter-Cent Sales Tax for the Arts

On November 5th, Mecklenburg voters will head to the polls to vote for or against the Quarter-Cent sales tax for the arts. Katie Szabo sat down with Jeep Bryant and Darrel Williams to fill in the gaps for voters. 

Mecklenburg native, Jeep Bryant, has experience leading marketing and sponsorship initiatives for the Broadway League in New York, leading global divisions at BNY Mellon and other corporate and nonprofit sectors. Jeep has experience funding art and culture programs to serve at-risk youth and helping develop communities.  

Former county commissioner, Darrel Williams, represented Mecklenburg County District 3 for 9 years and has been the owner and principal of an architecture firm for over 2 decades. If you live in Charlotte, you may have seen the work of Neighboring concepts as they have developed dozens of parks, universities, residential and commercial buildings all across Charlotte and the Southeast region.  

We are excited to feature the arts on this unique episode of the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. 

Focusing on the HOW with Charles Leichtweis | Entrepreneur Perspectives

Focusing on the HOW with Charles Leichtweis

The master of the how. Charles Leichtweis, founder of Experts in How, joins Eric Kasimov in this chat to discuss the How. 

As Charles says, The Why and the What are critical for success, the How validates and aligns those two elements to create sustainable, profitable growth. 

With Charles’ vast experience in the C-suite world, there’s so much you, the business leader, can learn from the master of how.  

We are excited to feature Charles Leichtweis on the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. 

What is Holding Business Professionals Back from Creating Content? | EP

What is Holding Business Professionals Back from Creating Content?

Should you start creating content as a business professional? The short answer is yes. John Priore, content marketer, at KazCM joins me in this chat to discuss this all-important topic. 

Listen to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives to hear the thoughts of Eric Kasimov and John Priore on content creation. And while listening, ask yourself, what is stopping you from creating content? 

One important piece in the content creation process is improvement. At KazCM, we are always looking to improve. Which is why we did! You may notice an uptick in the sound quality of this episode. That’s because we got new podcasting equipment. We hope you enjoy the new sound quality of Entrepreneur Perspectives. 

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper and Storyteller | EP Podcast

Portland Timbers Goalkeeper and Storyteller with Jeff Attinella

A professional goalkeeper gives his perspectives on storytelling. Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers, shares stories about the mindset of a soccer goalkeeper, playing for the Portland Timbers, and an athlete creating content. All the while he is sharing lessons to apply to his business career–and yours.

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A little bit about our guest:

Jeff led the Timbers’ team to the 2018 MLS Cup. He played college soccer in his home state at the University of South Florida. His junior season he was an All American and Big East goalkeeper of the year.  

Besides being a goalkeeper, Jeff is husband, father and content creator. A creator in the sense that he is a podcast host and children’s book author. You can hear his podcast From J to Z on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His children’s books can be found on his publishing platform, ItHadToBeTold.com or Amazon. You can see links to his books below. After you spend time listening to Jeff and learning about his story, you will absolutely be drawn to his content.  

One thing that really stood out in this chat is Jeff’s mindfulness. We believe you’ll come to understand what I mean after listening to this conversation.

We are excited to feature Jeff Attinella on the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. 

What Customer Service Should Be | KazIns | EP Podcast

What Customer Service Should Be

Do you genuinely value your customers? Customer service is a bit of a buzz word that is thrown around by many companies. These companies feel that just by saying it, they are actually providing good customer service. 

Customer service is a lot more than just a word. It’s a constant and consistent action. Mitch Long of KazInsurance does not hold a customer service rep position, but he sure acts like he does.

Listen to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives to hear the thoughts of Eric Kasimov and Mitch Long on customer service. 

Is Podcasting at Its Peak? | Peak Podcast | KazCM Podcast Production

Is Podcasting At Its Peak?

There are now upwards of 700,000 podcasts. Is podcasting at its peak? In a recent New York Times article, they discussed why podcasting is at its peak. While we don’t necessarily disagree with their take, we are here to say that if you have the genuine podcasters mindset, there is plenty of potential for you in the podcasting world. 

In this episode, we discuss the benefits of starting a podcast and the upside to you joining the podcasting world. 

The bottom line is, if you are a business leader with specific thoughts to share, you should consider starting a podcast because podcasting is the ultimate form of genuine leverage right now. 

Scaling Your Business Through Outsourcing | John Jonas | EP Podcast

Scaling Your Business Through Outsourcing with John Jonas

Scaling your business through outsourcing or as John likes to call it, “insourcing.” Our guest today is John Jonas, founder of onlinejobs.ph which is the world’s largest and safest marketplace for finding rock star Filipino workers. In this episode, we discuss outsourcing, Filipino cultural values, and family. 

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If you need some truth about scaling your business through outsourcing and what it means to work on your business, then let this conversation be your guide as I get the opportunity to ask questions to John. 

The bottom line is if you are a business leader with big ambition you need to find new ways to scale your business. 

We hope you enjoy this chat about outsourcing with John Jonas. 

Enjoying the Prospecting Process | Eric Kasimov and James Pagano

Enjoying the Process of Prospecting

“If you don’t get out, you’re not getting work done.” There’s a lot of negative that is associated with sales and prospecting.  Allow two experienced sales professionals that both own their business (one in marketing and insurance and the other in business coaching) help you understand what to think about when it comes to prospecting and sales in general.

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If you need some truth about networking, prospecting, and activity in general, let this conversation be your guide as Eric get the opportunity to ask questions to James Pagano. A well-known and well-respected leader and business coach. 

The bottom line is if you are a business leader or sales professional with value to offer you need to find a new way to engage with more people in a genuine way.  

We hope you enjoy this chat about prospecting with both Eric Kasimov of KazSource and James Pagano of The Growth Coach.