Tag: Startups


Moverz: Bringing STATTfest to Life

Moverz: Bringing STATTfest to Life

“What if?” Is there a worse question to ask? My guests today think so. They have made this mindset their mission, inspiring others to bring their ideas to life. As part of their mission, they hosted the first ever STATTfest to raise funds for those looking to thrive on Long Island. (more…)


Moverz: Building a Support Network

Moverz: Building a Support Network

Do you have an idea for a business, song, or a piece of art? Are you finding it difficult to make it a reality by yourself? Though you may not realize it, you aren’t alone. Each year, countless great ideas are thrown out, simply because the person with the idea had to go it alone. Building a support network is vital, and having people by your side can inspire you to take that first step.  (more…)


Moverz: The Power of Community 

Moverz: The Power of Community 

They say that nothing in this world is accomplished alone. The biggest business successes came about because someone had not just an idea, but a network of people to make it work. The power of community is a major thing in the business world, and it can mean the difference between sleeping on an idea and bringing it to life.  (more…)


Joseph Michelli: The Human Touch in Business

Joseph Michelli: The Human Touch in Business

We all want to feel like we belong. Making customers feel like they are part of something is becoming increasingly important in nearly every industry. My guest today knows all about this importance. His newest book profiles Airbnb, a startup that has grown to a $38 billion value in just over 10 years. Its success is unparalleled, and its story offers lessons on the human touch in business that apply to any 21st Century company. (more…)


Pursuing Your Passion

Pursuing Your Passion Part II

Pursuing Your Passion

You have no doubt heard that Pursuing Your Passion is the way to go when starting a business.  Maybe it is – maybe it isn’t.

Let’s face it starting a business requires a series of gut wrenching decisions to get it right.  What happens if Pursuing Your Passion doesn’t pay?  My guest, Founder and CEO of Associated HCM, Rob Basso pursued the right business model.  Find out how he is now running his 2nd successful startup after just having sold his 1st which he created 20 years ago.

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Pursuing Your Passion

Pursuing Your Passion Part I

Pursuing Your Passion

You have no doubt heard that Pursuing Your Passion is the way to go when starting a business.  Maybe it is – maybe it isn’t.

Let’s face it starting a business requires a series of gut wrenching decisions to get it right.  What happens if Pursuing Your Passion doesn’t pay?  My guest, Founder and CEO of Associated HCM, Rob Basso pursued the right business model.  Find out how he is now running his 2nd successful startup after just having sold his 1st which he created 20 years ago.

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Creativity and Hustle Created Bantam Bagels Part II

Creativity and Hustle Created Bantam Bagels Part II

Creativity and Hustle Created the Bantam Bagel

Creativity and hustle are necessary ingredients for any business to succeed.  My guests – husband and wife duo – Nick and Elyse Oleksak the founders of Bantam Bagels realized that there was a huge unmet need on how to satisfy people’s bagel craving without the guilt.

It began with a dream Nick had about stuffed bagels.  Nick and Elyse knew they were on to something and began testing flavors and varieties.  Without any culinary experience the Oleksak’s developed a bite size bagel stuffed with delicious flavored cream cheeses.  The ultimate comfort food was reinvented and Bantam Bagels was born.

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