May guests on 105.5FM and Money 2.0
May guests on 105.5FM and Money 2.0
The response to my weekly radio show on 105.5FM called Money 2.0 has been terrific. I’ve been receiving inquiries from guests who would like to share their business story or information, calls from listeners who have a question about a product or service and lots of other positive feedback. As a result of the feedback, from the beginning of May I made a change to the format and instead of having just one guest per show I now have two. Having two guests per show means twice the subjects and information I have been able to share as each guest covers a topic that will help make a business better and stronger be it with real success stories, new information, a product or service or simply encouraging those that own a business or are planning to do so. As I like to say, this show is about where Main Street meets Wall Street.
If you want to hear one of the guests on my shows, it is no more than a click away as each show is archived and instantly available to hear by simply following this link to my website – 105.5FM and Money 2.0 with your host Andrew Rogerson
The guests for my show on May 07 were Jim Pelley and Adam Frick from Ulink Network and Neal Weiss from Rhino 7. Jim and Adam are the proud owners of a new networking business they have put together called Ulink Network. They started their business in 2010 and now have over 350 members in more than 30 chapters; mainly in Northern California but moving out nationally to Florida, Texas and Washington. Ulink Network is LinkedIn and technology on steroids as Adam has developed a unique app for your mobile phone that allows each user to find a member and the type of product or service they offer and send a message introducing a referral or new piece of business to them.
Neal Weiss is a Franchise Developer with Rhino 7. Rhino 7 is a franchise development company that allows a franchisor to hire them and then let them focus on interviewing and qualifying potential franchise buyers for a concept they represent. Rhino 7 is active in the market with a franchise called Pro Martial Arts and Neal and I just finished working with a husband and wife franchise buyer that bought 5 locations with Pro Martial Arts in the Sacramento area.
Right now there is enormous interest from those in their late 30’s to early 50’s that are working in Corporate America and are tired of the Corporate grind and want to build their own business or franchise to be in charge of their future and then plan to sell and fund their retirement. If that sounds like you, give me a call as there are about 100 different franchise concepts available I can introduce to you and help you find the right one.
The guests for my show on May 14 were Ron Crane from DCA Partners and Elza Gennicks. Ron is the Managing Director with DCA Partners that is based in Roseville and they focus on three primary services for their clients; larger Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Advisory services. Their Advisory services are for a business that has a problem due to a decline in sales that’s putting pressure on their bottom line or too much growth too quickly the company is struggling to manage.
Elza is with a national sales franchise development company that represents three concepts for franchise buyers. The first concept is Best In Class Education Centers which is a supplemental learning center for school-aged children that need help with Math or English as well as help with SAT and ACT preparation. Total investment is about $100,000. The second concept is Native New Yorker Restaurants which was originally opened in Arizona by a husband and wife who lived in Buffalo, New York and decided that feeding their family with food they ate and loved in New York was their entrepreneurial path. Total investment varies with the size of the restaurant but starts at about $500,000. The final concept is Kalologie 360 Spa which combines a full array of spa services and products and was named an American Top-10 Spa destination by Elle Magazine. Total investment starts at $270,000.
The guests for my show on May 21 were Brent Smith from SEDCorp and Curtis Kroeker from CoStar Group which includes the online website, BizBuySell.
Brent is the CEO of SEDCorp which is based in Auburn, CA. SEDCorp or the Sierra Economic Development Corporation provides services to small businesses including training and third party finance options which also include SBA loans. Part of their service offerings now includes working capital loans at much more affordable rates. If you were in need of working capital an option available was factoring.
Curtis is the President of Marketplace Verticals for CoStar Group, Inc which is a long title but his responsibilities including two national leading websites BizBuySell and BizQuest. Both sites display businesses for sale and tell what’s happening with the buying and selling of businesses.
The show guests on May 28 were Kasey Cotulla from River City Printers and RJ Cicchetti from Massage Heights in Roseville. Kasey has an exciting business story. Many wrestle with the idea of becoming a business owner but for different reasons decide it doesn’t make sense to them. That was not the case with Kasey. After 25 years working in the printing industry and starting out as the janitor he came to the conclusion that the only difference between the owner and an employee was their ability to manage risk. So, about 3 years ago in the middle of the economic recession Kasey and his partner, Jim took out an SBA loan so they could buy Delta Web Printing. The printing business is very challenging as it requires a large capital investment. If you buy the wrong equipment and cannot meet your customer needs it will send you bankrupt. After their initial investment and success in Delta Web Printing, they decided to buy River City Printers. Although it was in the same industry, this print shop has a different focus and customer base so it provides some diversification. If that wasn’t enough, in April of this year another acquisition was made and this time it was Paul Baker Printing in Roseville. With the help of one SBA loan, Kasey is a true entrepreneur in a difficult, challenging and ever changing industry. As Kasey likes to say, he’s doing well for a forklift driver from Galt.
RJ Cicchetti is the Regional Developer with the franchise called Massage Heights. Massage Heights is a membership based service that helps the aging stressed out population keep some balance in their lives with therapeutic massage and related wellness services. RJ is an Area Developer with Massage Heights which means he owns a territory in Northern California and gets to help franchisees join their system and build and grow their franchise location.
If you would like to listen to any of the shows featuring each guest and their topics mentioned above, it’s no more than a click away. Each show is recorded and available to listen or download from my website by clicking the following link:
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