The Heart of Business by Benchmark

John Galley may refer to himself as a technology turkey and doesn't fancy himself an inventor, but he saw a problem and figured out the best possible way to solve it. In realizing he could use some assistance to drive at night, he researched the best possible product to help him. Not finding a satisfying solution, he created his own in NightDrive Eyewear. He took his project to Indiegogo and succeeded in getting his night driving glasses with interchangeable lenses crowdfunded.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_John_Galley.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:12am PST

Alex Samusevich co-founded Dance With Me Studios with Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars. He took a lifelong passion for dance and turned it into a business that also allowed him to share it with others. What started as a conversation about being able to pursue ones dreams in business and in life that was uplifting and inspirational turned into a look at using what you have, creating great content and doing it all with a DIY approach.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Alex_Samusevich.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:12am PST

This isn't just an Indiegogo success story ... even though it most certainly is that. It's also a lifelong dream come true, fueled by the right pieces falling into place and a whole lot of fun. Ian Britt tell us how the desire to create the perfect pogo stick has gone from hobby to a career.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Ian_Britt_Vurtego.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:45am PST

You ask Nick Uhas how he wound up on Big Brother and you first hear about how he started wrestling in Junior High, competitive roller blading and how he crashed a fraternity leadership summit in Mexico. Somehow, it turns into a story of following the path presented to you and gaining confidence in your strengths. This is without a doubt our longest episode to date, but also one of the best ones to listen to for anyone looking to take the leap and pursue your passions.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Nick_Uhas.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:10am PST

Keetria Chambers has worked with a lot of celebrities and artists that you know and  love. For booking, PR, marketing and so much more. She knows what it takes to develop and artist and a brand ... and she has some great advice for those trying to do the same.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Keetria_Garner_Chambers.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:08pm PST

Most of us want to be charitable, whether it's the loose change in our pockets or a more significant contribution to the cause of our choice. Matt Minnis and Lee Fentress realized there had to be a better way to make that happen. Pledgeling makes giving a donation easy while also protectinng your privacy and taxes in mind. That's why we thought it a worthy cause to invite these two gentleman to the Heart of Business.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Matt_Minnis_and_Lee_Fentress.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

Katherine Krug was invited to the Heart of Business because of her tremendously successful KickStarter backed project, Better Back. We quickly learned how lucky we were to have her. She's made a career of helping people help themselves. It's the Better Back now, before it was Everest, an app to help you achieve your goals. It's impossible to listen to Katherine Krug and not want to go out and kick some butt.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Katherine_Krug.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:24pm PST

Jay Wasley is an investigator on the TV show Ghost Adventures and runs his own production company as well. While it was fun to scare up some ghost talk, he was an incredible wealth of advice on how to pursue your passions in life and in business. He balances the jobs that pay the bills with the things that he's always dreamed of creating. Listen if you're a fan of the show or if you're looking for a little inspiration to follow your own road less taken.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Jay_Wasley.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:51am PST

No Worries and events are not often synonymous. Of course, that's unless Dee Gaubert is involved. She scratched a creative itch early on, working in the television industry, but soon found a way to combine that with her organizational side for a successful event planning career. Find out how Dee ensures that every event can go off without a hitch.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Dee_Gaubert.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:42am PST

We've pretty much all been on the job hunt at one point in our lives and know all the nerves that come with it. What should we wear? What should we say? Sylvie di Giusto has all those answers and more. As an Executive Image Consultant she'll teach you how to look and act any part for which you're auditioning.

Direct download: Heart_of_Business_-_Sylvie_di_Giusto.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:53am PST