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181: Inside Twiddy & Company | Our Featured Workplace Champion

"In order to continue to attract the very best in terms of aggressive, talented people, we have to be seen as a place that promises not only excellence but also growth." –Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy &  Company Guest: Clark Twiddy Company: Twiddy & Company Headquarters: Outer Banks, North Carolina Contact: www.twiddy.com  @TwiddyOBX Battling Tribal Movements: When the…
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180: How Employee Empowerment Is Fueling the Rise of a Self-Expression Juggernaut | Phil Rooke, CEO, Spreadshirt

In the beginning, it was about T-shirts and a design-your-own website. Today, Spreadshirt, based in Berlin, Germany, is a $100 million business commonly classified as a self-expression global e-commerce company. Join us when Spreadshirt CEO Philip Rooke explores the offerings that allowed Spreadshirt to triple its size and the employee empowerment discipline that he's adopted to…
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176: When It’s Time to Scale Your Management Ranks | Matthew Bertulli, CEO, Demac Media

Join us when Matt Bertulli, CEO, Demac Media, explains how the quickly evolving online retail environment has opened the door to a broadening menu of Demac Media services, allowing his upstart firm to leap into the ranks of middle-market companies. Learn how Bertulli made broadening Demac's management ranks a top priority after acknowledging that growth…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River

How do you make a great hire? One of the things that I've tried to instill in the culture of the company is that we want people who are passionate and knowledgeable about product. So let's say, on the sales side, we want sales people who don't just play great games of golf and go…
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167: Opportunity Knocks Inside the Middle Market | Four CEOs Identify Growth Opportunities

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164: Scaling a Video Venture | Gary Weis, CEO, Sonic Foundry

  Quick Hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Gary Weis Company: Sonic Foundry Headquarters: Madison, WI Connect:   www.sonicfoundry.com @SonicFoundry
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162: The Age of Usage-Based Insurance | Nino Tarantino, CEO, Octo Telematics N.A.

When Nino Tarantino moved to Boston from Rome, Italy, nearly 20 years ago, he had no way of knowing that he would someday be charged with building the North American subsidiary of a brash European technology startup.  As fate would have it, Tarantino received a call from Fabio Sbianchi, a former colleague from the 1990s, who…
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161: Execute Like Crazy | Tom Franceski, General Manager, Epicor

Hitting the accelerator on a disruptive cloud computing model in the midst of an economic downturn may not have been the smoothest path to growth, but when Tom Franceski and two partners acquired docSTAR in 2007, they understood that the cloud  transformation path was the surest bet for a software firm in the digital age.…
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157: Follow the Talent | Mike Christian, CEO, Risk Strategies Company

  Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm's founder and CEO, Mike Christian, explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas, has…
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156: Setting Down American Roots | Glenn Nott, President, simPRO Software, N.A.

What are your priorities for growing this middle-market business over the next 12 months? Glenn: "Our priorities are to look at those areas of the business that we may need to tweak and adjust them as we start to really open up the doors and explore the local market here in Colorado. And then, as…
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