Family Business With Dr. Ritch Sorenson

In my interview with Dr. Ritch Sorenson says that family businesses make the some of the most most important contributions to the American economy. He also is a true believer in the success of family businesses.Dr. Sorenson holds the Opus Chair in Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas- Opus College of Business’ /Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. In that role, he integrates family business concepts into the broader business school vision, serves as a family enterprise ambassador to the larger business community and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses.
Sorenson’s work has been published in many journals including Family Business Review, Journal of Business Venturing Group and Organizational Studies, The Leadership Quarterly and Academy of Management Executive.

Family Business Success With Bill Monson

Our guest on this segment of the Smallbiz Brain has 30 years of managerial experience in line and staff positions in Fortune 500, entrepreneurial, and educational contexts. Since 1989, Bill Monson has been in leadership roles in executive education at the University of St. Thomas first as Director of the Executive MBA program and now as Director of the Center for Family Enterprise. Prior to these positions he managed a start-up venture, was the Manager of Corporate Management Development at Medtronic, and was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Management at the College of St. Thomas.

Financial Management With Ken Wolf

Our guest on this segment is a dynamic leader, successful entrepreneur. Ken Wolf is the President, CEO and co-founder of Revelwood .The company provides performance management solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies, and is a top growth company on the Entrex Private Company index. Revelwood’s performance management solutions bring ease, speed and flexibility to enterprise planning, reporting and analytics.

Honest Tea With Seth Goldman

Our guest on this segment of the Smallbiz Brain was verrrry thirsty. Seth Goldman was continually in search of the perfect drink to quench his thirst after a run, a game of basketball or between grad school classes. This thirst for the perfect quench paralleled his path to co-found Honest Tea. That was about ten years ago.
Today, Honest Tea can be found in tens of thousands of stores across the US. The company has applied its passion for social responsibility to initiatives in the environment and to creating partnerships with the growers, cultures, and communities behind the teas.

Leadership From The Inside Out – Kevin Cashman

Our guest on this segment of the Smallbiz Brain is a master on the subject of leadership. Kevin Cashman is a senior partner at Los Angeles based Korn/Ferry International —a premier global provider of leadership and talent consulting services. Mr. Cashman is also the author of Leadership from the Inside Out.

The Smallbiz Brain: Steve Watkins

Our guest on this segment of the Smallbiz Brain created a very unique company that tracks the performance of privately held growth companies throughout the US.

Steve Watkins is the Founder and CEO of Entrex, which manages the PCI, or Private Company Index—This system monitors trends, benchmarks a performance reports findings, and celebrates the Top Growth Companies throughout the year.

The Smallbiz Brain: Ron Mattocks

Ron Mattocks is passionate about building financially sustainable nonprofit organizations. His lifetime of service in the nonprofit arena has focused on all aspects of enhancing fiscal viability through business development, marketing, fundraising, and expense management.

The Smallbiz Brain: Chris Widener

Our guest on this segment of the Smallbiz Brain brings with him an extraordinary range of experience. A real treat for us.
Chris Widener is founder and president of Made for Success, one of the world’s leading personal development companies and is coach/consultant to CEO’s, high-level executives, top political figures, candidates for some of America’s highest offices, sales professionals.

Brand Building and Business Development With Matt Phipps

Matt Phipps has enjoyed an impressive career in the creative, brand building and operational part of the business arena. Today, his entrepreneurial talent and experience are what drive him to continue to create the vision and direction of his company, Blendz.