Shark Bite Biz
#015 Unleashing The Hemp Industry with Sandro Piancone, CEO of Hempacco

#015 Unleashing The Hemp Industry with Sandro Piancone, CEO of Hempacco

August 24, 2020

A little over a year ago a whole new industry was created, hemp. In today's episode you'll hear from an experienced small business owner. Somebody who accidentally found an opportunity in this new market, did his research, and seized the opportunity. You'll hear the great story of a person who runs several very successful binational businesses between Southern California and Mexico. Today's guest is about to be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary on the growing hemp market.

Shark Bite Biz's David Strausser interviews Sandro Piancone, serial entrepreneur and CEO of one of the leading hemp manufacturing companies, Hempacco. Hear about how Sandro maneuvered around some of the challenges he has in the hemp industry, the challenges he faced with a global pandemic trying to slow his business down, and breaks down all of the pivots he had to make to continue to grow his business in this tough environment.

Visit Sandro Piancone at HEMPACCO: http://hempaccopackaging.com/

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#014 Nutrition for Work From Home During Quarantine with Jess Tarleton of Group Reset

#014 Nutrition for Work From Home During Quarantine with Jess Tarleton of Group Reset

August 20, 2020

Work from Home is tough on your body. How are you handling it? Are you staying healthy? Are you eating right and moving regularly? Shark Bite Biz's David Strausser interviews Jess Tarleton of Group Reset to talk about staying healthy during quarantine. You'll also hear a great story about how Jess digitally transformed her business out of necessity during the pandemic and now serves clients globally instead of just in a local radius. Really empowering story here from the health and business aspect of her story.

Visit Jess Tarleton at Group Reset here: http://www.groupreset.com/

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#013 Logistics During a Pandemic with “Betty” Benal Topuzlu, Director at UPS

#013 Logistics During a Pandemic with “Betty” Benal Topuzlu, Director at UPS

August 17, 2020

Back in March, people started freaking out because of the global pandemic and things were flying off the shelf. Things may have been much worse and it really put our logistic and distribution channels under stress. UPS was ready for the challenge and was able to pivot quickly in order to make sure people, whether consumers or businesses, got the supplies they needed globally with minimal delay. Shark Bite Biz's host, David Strausser, interviews "Betty" Benal Topuzlu the Director of Business Development for UPS Supply Chain Solutions to talk about these pivots, UPS's digital transformation, and Betty's new non-profit organization, Trade Ambassadors, in this edition of Shark Bite Biz.

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#012 Events in the New Norm with Sam Castro of Five Star AV

#012 Events in the New Norm with Sam Castro of Five Star AV

August 13, 2020

The way that events happened in February 2020 compared to how they are in August 2020 are totally different. The event and live production landscape has changed. Some people are turning to hybrid events to keep people connecting. David Strausser of Shark Bite Biz interviews Sam Castro of Five Star AV and Sam Castro Photography to discuss the future of business gathering, events, and conferences.

 

Find out more about Sam Castro: http://www.samcastrophoto.com/

 

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#011 Tune Up Your Dream Biz with Jenny Mann of the Rock Jewelry Brand of Strung

#011 Tune Up Your Dream Biz with Jenny Mann of the Rock Jewelry Brand of Strung

August 10, 2020

Getting a business off the ground is tough. So tough that many people end up giving up when they have their high hopes come crashing down to the ground. This episode focuses on perseverance and how believing in a dream allowed her business to grow enormously during a global pandemic. Shark Bite Biz's David Strausser takes a journey with Jenny Mann, lead singer of the band Blameshift and owner of the rockin' guitar string jewelry manufacturer Strung. Included in this episode is an inspiring story and some solid advice on how growth is still achievable in 2020 for your brand. 

 

Please visit Jenny Mann and Strung at: http://www.getstrung.com

 

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#010 Visualize Your Meetings with Heather Willems of TwoLine Studios

#010 Visualize Your Meetings with Heather Willems of TwoLine Studios

August 6, 2020

We all have Zoom fatigue during these hectic times. Staff meetings, internal get togethers, webinars, calls with clients. It's very extremely easy to drift off into space during one of these calls and the topic of the meeting can easily get lost. Heather Willems, author of the former top selling Amazon book "Draw Your Big Idea" and CEO of TwoLine Studios joins Shark Bite Biz's host, David Strausser to discuss how to visualize your meetings.

 

Find out more about Heather Willems and TwoLine Studios here: http://www.twolinestudios.com

 

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#009 Rock Star Business Branding with Brian Vander Ark, Lead Singer of The Verve Pipe

#009 Rock Star Business Branding with Brian Vander Ark, Lead Singer of The Verve Pipe

August 3, 2020

The global pandemic has hit all small business owners. Those in the music industry are no exception. One small business owner and rock star, Brian Vander Ark, lead singer of The Verve Pipe, with his former #1 smash hit "The Freshmen" joins host David Strausser to discuss how he has changed his business philosophy during the current health crisis.

 

Reach out to Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe: [email protected] and http://www.rockstarreinvention.com

 

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#008 Use AI to Better Your Book Writing with Authors AI

#008 Use AI to Better Your Book Writing with Authors AI

July 30, 2020

The book industry has been going through changes for the past two decades. Since Amazon started selling books online over 2 decades ago, to digital books and the Kindle making it mainstream, to now Audio services, like Audible, becoming ever popular. This everlong industry has been forced to digitally transform at a rapid pace. Today's episode covers the other side of the industry. This episode focuses on helping writers and authors to digitally transform their writing using Artificial Intelligence. No, this doesn't mean having a computer writing your book, it means allowing you to create better book and using AI to critique your novel. Shark Bite Biz and it's host, David Strausser, brought in an incredible tech start up for this month's "Small Business Spotlight". Innovators Alessandra Torre and JD Lasica join David to discuss their new high tech platform, Authors AI and how this is going to help writers better their craft via the promise of technology.

 

Visit Authors AI website: http://authors.ai and use code "sharkbite" for a super discount!

 

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#007 Sell by Using Your Mind with “The Shiny One”, Shiny Burcu Unsal

#007 Sell by Using Your Mind with “The Shiny One”, Shiny Burcu Unsal

July 27, 2020

It is very difficult to make real connections with people these days. People are working from home and are generally stressed. They are overworked between schooling for kids, stuck in the house, and it is negatively impacting Sales Cycles. Today's guest, Shiny Unsal, joins David Strausser to discuss how you can unlock the mind with NLP to help advance sales deals by knowing your customer's mind, personality, and reading their body language.

 

Visit Shiny Unsal's website: http://www.shinyunsal.com 

 

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#006 Lose the Quarantine 15 with Matt Begansky of Iron Stella Personal Training

#006 Lose the Quarantine 15 with Matt Begansky of Iron Stella Personal Training

July 23, 2020

Gyms were closed. Offices were closed. If you are like many business professionals out there, your life was essentially turned upside. Fitness and healthy eating took a back seat. If you were like us, you probably gained the "Quarantine 15". You'll also hear the story of a business owner that already digitally transformed his business prior to the shutdown. Shark Bite Biz host, David Strausser, talks with Matt Begansky, owner of Iron Stella Personal Training, of how you are able to remain healthy during the remainder of this global pandemic.

 

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