Carrie Perrien Smith

Carrie Perrien Smith MBA is a training, communication, and publishing industry veteran. She ran screaming from her corporate training and communications career over a decade ago. Even though she sometimes misses regular paychecks, a cubicle with office supplies she didn’t have to purchase, and normal working hours, she wouldn’t trade the entrepreneur’s kill-what-you-eat lifestyle (most days, at least). Today, this third-generation entrepreneur runs a professional speaker bureau and a publishing company that serves clients internationally. She books professional speakers, trainers, and consultants for company meetings and conferences. She also works with business leaders who want to brand themselves as experts in their industry and build a speaking and consulting business. Business owners trust Carrie because she’s one of them. She’s the first one in line to mentor them, challenge their ideas, and cheer them on. She supports causes that pave the way for business owners because they are the foundation and the future of our economy. She also served as a volunteer counselor for SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) for six years. This year, she’ll run for city council because she believes that a thriving small business community deserves representation at the city leadership level. Her most recent book is called Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy. Learn more about Carrie and her company, Soar with Eagles at www.soarhigher.com.

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Why Co-Working Has Transformed How Entrepreneurs Start Up

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Josh Clemence talks about how co-working is changing the way entrepreneurs work.

The internet and technology advances have changed the way we start up our businesses. It has changed where and how we work and how we connect to others. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk about the concept of co-working. Never heard of it? I bet you’ve wished for it.iceberg-logo

Entrepreneurship advocate Josh Clemence tells us how co-working sets the stage for a thriving start up. Without Josh, the Iceberg co-working facility and the Northwest Arkansas Entrepreneurship Alliance would not be helping others make their ideas reality.

At the time of the original interview, this architecture grad turned tech entrepreneur was the brand manager for Acumen Brands, an e-commerce company located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 2009, the company operates twelve separate online stores in twelve different niche categories and has seventy employees.

Since then, Josh has launched his own start-up. BLKBOXLabs provides creative, communication, and technology integration services.

Episode airs on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 5.
The episode aired originally May 21, 2012.

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Valuation for Privately Owned Businesses

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Host Carrie Perrien Smith welcomes Barbara Taylor of Synergy Business Services to Business: Engaged! to talk about business valuation.

Business valuation isn’t just used when selling your business. It can serve as a periodic checkup. You’ll see the process used to estimate the value of a partners’ ownership and in retirement planning. It is necessary in disputes related to estate value and divorce litigation. This show explores the topic and includes important information such as factors that affect value and different approaches to valuation.

We welcome Barbara Taylor of Synergy Business Services to the show. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ online feature “You’re the Boss – the Art of Running a Small Business.” Her blog Transaction addresses the mechanics of buying, selling, and valuing privately held companies. CBS MoneyWatch named Barbara Taylor one of “7 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow on Twitter.”

Click here to learn more about Synergy Business Services. You can also follow Barbara on Twitter at @synergybiznwa.

Click here to see Barbara’s blog posts on You’re the Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business.

Episode airs on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 4.
The episode aired originally May 14, 2012.

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Mining for Networking Gold

Cover of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relaionship Economy

The book to buy if you want more clients, bigger paydays, and sweeter success.

Lifelong business relationships don’t happen with just one encounter. They are forged over a series of meaningful conversations. Networking is a great tool for prospecting but the real gold is found in networking conversations.

Carrie Perrien Smith wrote a book on the topic: Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy. In this show, she shares secrets to successful networking: leading conversation, crafting a 60-second commercial, strategically building your network, finding the right places to network, and making a confident first impression.

Episode airs on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 3.
The episode aired originally May 7, 2012.

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Episode 3

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The Power of Conversation

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Willie Johnson, the Ambassador of Potentiality, talks about mastering the art of conversation in this week’s show.

Only 7% of our message is communicated through words. In a digital world that is dominated by text-only communication, it’s time to re-engage face to face. That one-on-one conversation is where relationships are forged and we get the total communication picture.

We welcome performance and training consultant Willie Johnson, the “Ambassador of Potentiality,” to the show. We’ll talk about communicating, asking questions, listening, and understanding the differences of others on teams. Mastering the art of conversation is the secret to more sales and better personal and professional relationships.

Willie Johnson, the Ambassador of Potentiality, talks about mastering the art of conversation in this week’s show.

Episode airs on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 2.
The episode aired originally April 30, 2012.

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Episode 2

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Success Secrets from a Kitchen-Table CEO

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We welcome Kim Hodous, author of Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness from a Former Stay-at-Home Mom Who Built a 7-Figure Business from Her Kitchen Table.

Join us to learn the secret to balancing a growing family with a growing business and hiring the right people. As a former high school history teacher, Kim Hodous, the founder and CEO of Rockwood Jewelry, had zero business experience. But from her kitchen table, she built a seven-figure business in less than seven years.Her jewelry designs have appeared in over ten million catalogs and her work was recognized in 2007 when she was inducted into the Arkansas Small Business Hall of Fame. Kim believes that how you show up in every situation sets the stage for the impact you make with those around you. With humor and insight, Kim shares some of her secrets for success. Her book is called Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness from a Former Stay-at-Home Mom Who Built a 7-Figure Business from Her Kitchen Table.

kim-hodous-bookEpisode airs on Thursday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 1.
The episode aired originally April 23, 2012.

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