On this MYB, we speak with two experts who help drive business creation but from two ends of the spectrum. Jeff Levy, entrepreneur, author and coach has helped hundreds of people open their own franchise or small business. John Sechrest is heavily involved in the tech startup community and angel investing. Hear what they have to say about the type of individual it takes to start a business, creating a fertile environment for innovation and how entrepreneurship will save the economy...if not the world.
Rebecca Partman of COO2Go talks about the importance of systems for time management. Jeff Siglin of Eagle Rider of Seattle shares his joy in owning and operating a motorcycle rental franchise.
Also hear about the latest investments and acquisitions in couponing site Pirq and email service Roost. Also, a story on word of mouth marketing and its relation to social media.
Guests David Dallaire of Fennec Consulting and Alan Regala of ShelfGenie of Seattle join Robbin to discuss product development, what it means to go from your own company to a franchise, and why branding is still relevant -- even for the smallest businesses. The show opens with an update about the new tolls on the 520 Bridge and tips for keeping your creative juices flowing.