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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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Thought Leadership: Build a Community of Followers

In a world crowded with good content and ideas, how do you break through the clutter and stand out as a thought leader? And if successful, is there any “real” value? As an entrepreneur you have many unique attributes, but finding a...

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Special Encore Presentation of Leadership Development: For Businesses to Succeed, Learning Should Never Stop

On today’s episode of The Second Stage hosts Jeffrey Kadlic and Brendan Anderson discuss the importance of continuous learning, both personal and professional, with their guest, founder and CEO of BigSpeak Inc, Jonathan Wygant. And as the leader of your business, it is vital...

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Special Encore Presentation: Law 101 for Business Owners

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or new to business ownership, the law can be confusing when it comes to protecting your assets, limiting your liabilities or just creating your company’s operating agreement. On today’s episode of The Second Stage our hosts will be...

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Create a Culture to Attract and Retain Your Talent

Today’s guest on The Second Stage, Chirag Kulkarni, serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Insightfully, shares his experiences in not only attracting talent, but creating a culture for retention. People, the biggest asset of any company, are key in both establishing and growing your business....

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Disruptive Leadership: Everyone Committed to One Another’s Success

Leadership, while a subjective topic, it is one that can have a tremendous impact when it comes to establishing and growing your business. So what does it mean to be a strong leader? There are a multitude of characteristics that many use to define...

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An Entrepreneur with a Purpose is a Powerful Thing

Purpose, a topic often visited here on The Second Stage, is something we believe has a real impact when it comes to establishing, executing and growing your business. When an organization defines its reason for being, clearly communicating from its employees to its customers,...

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Special Encore Presentation: Make your vision a reality, have a plan

The reason most businesses fail to achieve the desired levels of success is not because of the product, price, promotion, or even the initiative or passion of the entrepreneur, but rather a failure to produce detailed and timely financial statements, goals (or a plan),...

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