The Heart of Business by Benchmark (general)

Everyone, at one point or another in his or her life, probably has a moment - however brief - that he or she believes they have an excellent idea for a board game. The Game Crafter makes that possible. We talked to Tavis Parker about how that goes from concept to business and the successful games they've helped to launch.

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It's always a treat when we feel like our guests had as much fun as we do. The ladies of The Big Payoff had more fun than us during our recording ... and probably always. Rachel Bellow and Suzanne Muchin, best friend and business partners, share their expertise on their radio show and help startups find legs ... if they don't cut them out from under you first.

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Matt Scheckner if the founder of Stillwell Partners and Executive Director of Advertising Week. We talk about the current state of marketing, the growth of Advertising Week and Dave Grohl ... a lot of celebrities actually. Matt's kind of a big deal.

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The old joke goes that in a survey, people ranked public speaking ahead of dying as their biggest fears. They'd rather die than speak in public. Turns out, there's no truth to that joke. Lisa Braithwaite tells us that's false, but shares the truths of public speaking on this episode of the Heart of Business.

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Bend Your Ears & Listen to FlexJobs' Sara Sutton Fell

In today's new workforce, many find the need for jobs that leave a little wiggle room. Enter FlexJobs. Sara Sutton Fell was one of those people. When she was pregnant with her first child, she found it difficult to find work that was flexible, legitimate and in-line with her career aspirations. She sought to create a solution and FlexJobs was born (pun intended).

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Calls To Action are an imperative part of any marketing campaign on any marketing channel. We invited the Section Editor for Hubspot's Marketing Blog, Ginny Soskey, to teach us all about them. Listen and learn! (How's that for a CTA?!)

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Bobby Umar isn't necessarily a coach. Coach's guide you. Bobby tells you what to do. He's done TedX talks and speaks to all kinds of audiences. He's done marketing with Dove and comedy with Second City. Listen an hear Bobby talk ... he does it for a living.

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Tin Shingle is an online resource and community for small businesses building big buzz for their brands. We talk with their co-founder and Chief Excitement Officer, Sabina Hitchen. Listen and find out how the modern small business person can wear multiple hats and how Tin Shingle makes that a little bit easier.

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Michael Price literally wrote the book on millennials. Hear how his book, What Next? The Millennial’s Guide To Surviving and Thriving in the Real World, came to be and why he felt he was the one to write it. Hear his thoughts on millennials, who they are and what they are capable of. Listen and enjoy!

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You'd think being the voice of Siri could be the coolest thing a person could do. Then you learn that Susan Bennett also toured the world with Roy Orbison. She toured with a guy that was in a band with a Beatle. How cool is that?! The answer is very cool, and Susan Bennett is just that. Learn about the life of a voice actor and singer and how one can be the voice of Siri without even realizing it's happening.

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