Michael S. Robinson
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Veteran's: Good For Business?
June 28, 2014
The job market is tough and many people are having a hard time getting a job but veterans are finding themselves in a particularly tough go of the job market. The training they received in the service oftentimes don't translate well into the civilian marketplace. So what can a veteran do? In this week's show Michael S. Robinson talks about what help is available out there: government services & retraining, employment oppurtunities, small business services, government incentives to businesses who hire veterans and more. He leads the discussion with co-host Robert Piechota, director of the Small Business Development Center at Brooklyn and their guests: Bill Deutch, creative executive producer Hiring America; Claire Scanlon, VP, Bank of New York Mellon; and Bob Jones, chairman & CEO, Veterans Sourcing Group.
The New Cast of Great American Entrepreneurs
July 5, 2014
The history of the U.S. has always been one that embraced the spirit of enterprise. it has been a history driven by innovators and entrepreneurs, people who through hard work and determination took their dreams and made it a reality. With the advances in technology and the ubiquity of the Internet, there is a new cast of American entrepreneurs on the horizon including some who have made millions and are still in their teens! This week Michael S. Robinson talks with four such innovators: Dr. Alex Krichevsky, founder & chief scientist, BioGlow; Catherine Cook, VP of brand strategy, MeetMe; Bryant Guffey, CEO and co-founder, ZetrOZ; Chase Reed, founder, SneakerPawn.
Discussing Monetary Policy and Managing Stress
June 21, 2014
This week Micheal S. Robinson welcomes author, businessman and chairman & editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes as they talk about Mr. Forbes new book Money: How The Destruction Of The Dollar Threatens The Global Economy And What We Can Do About It. They talk about monetary policy, the global economy and how money is a vital factor of social trust. Later on he talks with holistic health counselor, lecturer, and life coach Jeanne Ricks about her book The Biology of Beating Stress and how to you can actually use stress to your advantage
The Business of Cruise Travel
August 2, 2014
Each year more than 20 million people take a cruise to relax and experience the beauty of new and different places. The cruise industry is large and growing taking vacationers to new places and also providing many thousands of jobs. Cruise ships are even becoming eco-friendly as companies focus on Sustainability. This week Michael S. Robinson's special guest is President & CEO of Carnival Corporation Arnold W. Donald as they talk about the cruise industry, the economy and career advice.
Social Media Pitfalls
July 19, 2014
It's difficult to avoid having a social media footprint nowadays. Businesses advertise heavily via social media. Keeping in touch with your friends means signing up on one or more social media sites. It is ubiquitous and we share more each day: random thoughts, favorite foods, latest hotspot. But you have to be careful of what you share because once it's up, you can't take it back. Companies are searching social media sites as part of background checks before hiring and with online threats ranging from adware to phisihing scams life online can be hazardous. This week Michael S. Robinson talks with social media experts: Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady; Alexandra Samuel, VP of Social Media for Vision Critical; Ryan Dube, managing editor at MakeUseOf.com.
Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget
July 12, 2014
So you're starting a new business. You have your product, researched your target customer base, and created a solid business plan. Now you need money. This is where a business incubator can help. A business incubator is an organization, private or pubblic, which provides not only money but support such as mentorships and office space. This week Michael S. Robinson's talks with a couple of incubators Micah Kotch, director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NYU–Poly and Sam Sia, co-founder of Harlem Biospace. Later on his musical guest is singer, songwroter & musician Jessy Tomsko.