Welcome to the Heart of Business brought to you by Benchmark. It’s the business podcast that won’t make you flatline, where we discuss what pumps life into your company.

It is Rick Blatstein's goal to have people want to get to the airport early, not just need to. He does this with a focus on the customer experience. His restaurants and other airport excursions use technology and an eye towards consumer needs to set the standard for the airport experience.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:53am PDT

Nancy Tei and her husband organized a first time event, the LA Cookie Con & Sweets Expo, and turned it into a sold out, not-to-be-missed extravaganza. Folks lined up outside, waiting hours just to sample the delicious treats inside. Hear Nancy's story and her recipe for success at the LA Cookie Con.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

The Young Turks is the world's largest online news show. So, we had to invite host, Cenk Uygur, to the world's greatest podcast that is called The Heart of Business. We talk digital, social media, personal branding, trust in the media and so much more. Plus, Claude managed to escape with minimal fan boy embarrassment.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

KISSmetrics has long had one of the best and most popular blogs we enjoy here at Benchmark Email. That is due in no small part to Sean Work. So, we had to have him on to pick his brain on a great content strategy. We also talked about how great of a tool KISSmetrics is and the importance of its analytics. We learned a lot and I’m sure you will too.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

Danielle Robay joined us on the Heart of Business to dish on what it takes to be an entertainment reporter. How did she get the gig? Persistence prevails. She shared tips on what makes a great interviewer how the digital age has affected her job. It’s a great listen for anyone looking to pursue a similar career path, but there’s great life and business lessons for all.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:52am PDT

Neil Vogel is the CEO of About.com ... and our latest guest on the Heart of Business podcast. He talked with us about transforming a brand, chubby babies and content. Andy is on injured reserve for a bit, so Engineer Claude and Daniel Miller took the reigns for this great listen. Enjoy!

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

We’ve had some accomplished, impressive people on the Heart of Business podcast. I don’t know how many of themselves can be called the best in the world at what they do. Sasha DiGiulian is a World Champion rock climber. While Sasha was too humble to let us call her that, she admitted that on the day of that competition she was in fact tops.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

Sue B Zimmerman isn't your typical mom on social media. She doesn't just know what she's doing, she's one of the best at it ... especially for business. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how powerful Instagram for business can be.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:36am PDT

Some people their entire lives trying to build a better mousetrap. AdventureCORPS' Chris Kostman made a better race. One that is more extreme and teaches you all about what a person is capable of. Hear how he went from runner to organizer and the lessons he learned along the way.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

Some want to run a successful business. Others want to see the world. Brothers Nate and Jeremy Ginsburg realized they could have it both ways. They live life as digital nomads, working online and travling from place to place. Listen and hear about their adventures and the trials and tribulations that go along with it.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:12am PDT