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Reflecting on 75 Episodes Sharing Business Best Practices for Sustained Growth

With 75 original episodes behind us, we would like to thank our listeners and guests for helping us create an entrepreneurial forum, which has gone well above our expectations. We will continue to shine the light on the significant impact that Second Stage Companies...

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Encore: The Power of Defining Your Ideal Client

On this episode of The Second Stage, hosts Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic will be joined by serial entrepreneur, Rich Manders. Rich will share his experiences as the founder of iAutomation and how continuously driving toward identifying the ideal customer truly transformed his organization....

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Encore: Be Your Employee’s Thought Leader: Create a Culture of Continuous Learning

Today’s successful small business culture thrives on learning. Consider the idea that you, the business owner, are the lead educational cultivator among your employees. Under your leadership, you possess a tremendous opportunity to assist your team in expanding their skill sets and improving their...

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Encore: The Reality of Cyber Crime for Small Business: Be Prepared with an Incident Response Plan

With cyber crime on the rise and a very real threat to small business, we have invited cyber security expert, Vikas Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Kalki Consulting, to discuss what makes small businesses so vulnerable to cyber incidents. Astonishingly, 20% of cyber attacks...

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Encore: A Family Business with a Mission: People, Systems, Efficiency

On today’s episode of The Second Stage we are thrilled to speak with the co-owners of Squeeze In, Misty Young and Shila Morris. Misty and Shila are a mother/daughter TEAM (in all aspects of the word) that have embraced The American Dream and embody...

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Encore: The 4 Secrets of Passionate Organizations

When it comes to describing an entrepreneur, it would be hard to imagine that description not including the word “passion,” as passion and drive is typically what not only gets he or she started, but what keeps their internal flame burning. Fast forward the...

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Encore: First Generation Entrepreneurs Planning For and Achieving Their Goals

Typically avid learners with a great deal of passion, entrepreneurs, especially new entrepreneurs, see the world as their oyster, full of opportunity. And while risk and hard work are synonymous with entrepreneurship, most welcome it, as the rewards can be tremendous, matching the entrepreneur’s...

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Encore: Mezzanine Funding – An alternative source of capital for established businesses

The Second Stage is joined by guest Stephen Gurgovits, Managing Partner at F.N.B. Capital Partners, to discuss mezzanine funding as an alternative source of capital for established and growing businesses. Mr. Gurgovits will not only define exactly what mezzanine capital or debt is, but...

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Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Reflections On a Successful Exit

We had the pleasure of working with serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Leeza Distribution Inc., Jack McDonald, over the past several years; and are thrilled to have him as a guest on The Second Stage to share with you his insights and reflections after...

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Special Encore Presentation: What Local Regions Can Do To Support and Sustain Entrepreneurship

While recent national reports state that there has been an overall decline in entrepreneurship in the US, there are some regions where entrepreneurship is trending up. In fact, there are areas in the US where entrepreneurship is in fact alive and thriving. How are...

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