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Dog is Good! Insights from CEO Jon Kurtz on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 18th, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Dog lovers unite! Jon Kurtz, CEO of Dog Is Good joined Ric in the studio to talk about the importance of dogs in people’s lives and how to brand and market to dog lovers. Here are three takeaways from our time with Jon Kurtz on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1. Service the customer, not the industry. While on […]

Is Your Data House in Order? Insights from Lily Li of Metaverse Law on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 18th, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

As a privacy lawyer in Southern California, Lily Li of Metaverse Law recognized the growing market for legal services focused exclusively on data privacy and protection. Metaverse Law helps companies in the high-­tech, digital marketing, healthcare, and e­-commerce technologies by finding practical solutions for everyday online business problems. Here are three takeaways from our time with Lily Li on […]

“A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats”: Insights from Janine Lombardi of J9 Leading Solutions on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 11th, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Janine Lombardi founded J9 Leading Solutions to help leaders live better lives and lead more effectively. Not only does she provide leadership training but also consulting services. And her shared proven strategies show her ambition and passion. Janine joined Dr. Shawn Andrews to tell us more about career and women in business. Here are three takeaways from our time […]

Cycling to Success: Insights from Don DiCostanzo of Pedego Electric Bikes on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 11th, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

A lifelong love of cycling and hatred of hills prompted serial entrepreneur Don DiCostanzo to co­found Pedego Electric Bikes in 2008 with his best friend Terry Sherry. Starting with his own capital and no experience in the bicycling industry, Don parlayed his automotive industry experience and entrepreneurial know­how to build the best electric bike company. And today, Pedego is […]

Effective, Efficient Exit Planning: Insights from JJ Richa on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 2nd, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

When it comes to exit planning or succession planning, most business owners are late to address the subject until it is too late. In order to maximize value, entrepreneurs and owners should solicit the help of trusted advisors. In order to increase valuation, businesses, most and foremost, require the assistance of a seasoned operational trusted advisor (experienced CEO or […]

Building Compassionate Community: Insights from Susan Kenny of the OC Ronald McDonald House on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 2nd, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Through compassion, integrity, respect, innovation, and transparency – the Ronald McDonald House works to provide a community where children and families embrace life with hope, courage, and joy. And your donations are put to good use to help make a difference in the community. Susan Kenny from the OC Ronald McDonald House joined us to […]

The Power of Digital Content Marketing: Insights from Chase Geiser of Cube LLC on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 2nd, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Chase Geiser and his firm Cube LLC have managed millions in digital advertising campaigns. He joined us on the radio show to share the big ideas contained within his latest talk titled “The Power of Digital Content Marketing.” Here are three takeaways from our time with Chase Geiser on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1.While some aspects of marketing […]

Finding Your Coach: Insights from Author Melinda Kelly on Critical Mass Radio Show

February 2nd, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

In today’s world, when you need help you need to reach out and get it. Whether it be business, financial, career, or personal help – having a great mentor or coach can help your move forward. Author Melinda Kelly joined us to share how her book Finding Your Coach helps readers seek effective coaches. Here are three takeaways […]

Catch the White Tiger: Insights from Author Tony Assali on Critical Mass Radio Show

January 23rd, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

In 1970, Tony Assali came to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon, with only $28 in his pocket. He has written his story of entrepreneurial success in his first book Catch the White Tiger. Tony joined us to discuss the origin of this term and the impact it has had on his journey. Here are three takeaways from […]

What’s Your 2019 Game Plan? Insights from Angelo Ponzi and Rich Cocuzzo on Critical Mass Radio Show

January 21st, 2019 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

2019 is here! What’s your game plan to lead yourself/your team towards a winning year? Join Angelo Ponzi of The Ponzi Group and Rich Cocuzzo of Sales Velocity Advisors to learn how you can make the most of 2019 for you and your firm. Here are three takeaways from our time with Angelo and Rich on Critical Mass […]

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