Joanne Black is America’s leading authority on referral selling. She’s not bragging – her publisher gave her that moniker, and she’s taking it! Referrals work whether you’re looking for a job, want a promotion, need clients, or looking for a date. She’s written two books, No More Cold Calling: The Breakthrough System That Will Leave Your Competition in the Dust and Pick Up the Damn Phone: How People, Not Technology, Seal the Deal. Joanne founded her company in 1996. She works with business owners to drive revenue to propel growth through referrals.
David C. Barnett loves to say that it took him 10 years to unlearn what he learned in business school. After a career in advertising sales, Barnett started several businesses, including a commercial debt brokerage house. Helping to finance small- and medium-sized businesses led to the field of business brokerage. Over several years, Barnett sold dozens of businesses for others while managing his own portfolio of income properties and starting his career as a local private investor. Barnett regularly consults with professionals and banks on business and asset values. Presently, he also works with entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs worldwide who are buying, selling, or trying to improve their businesses. You can get more information about him at davidcbarnett.com.
Chef Eboni Bowman is the founder of Flavor Atlanta, and she turned her lifelong love of cooking into a successful Georgia-based small business offering personal chef services, meal prep, cooking classes, and catering. Both of Eboni’s grandmothers did a lot of cooking and baking, and one was a professional caterer. Eboni started helping them in the kitchen when she was five. She studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta’s culinary school and has more than 20 years of experience in the Culinary and Hospitality industries. For more information about her business, go to flavoratlanta.com.
Three of my amazing guests – Joanne Black, David C. Barnett, and Eboni Bowman – join me simultaneously for a fun, lighthearted, rapid-fire round of my favorite business questions.
We get their opinions on a few business tools, some old-school marketing tips, and some great books for aspiring business owners.
Listen to the podcast below:
This week on SmallBizChat Podcast:
- Fun, fast-paced round of questioning.
- Our guests’ favorite podcasts.
- Their favorite business app.
- Their favorite old-school marketing tip.
- Plus a few other questions about great resources for up-and-coming business leaders.
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