7/9/13 – Developing a Winning Restaurant Concept
The C-Radio Show is now Disrupt Radio, hosted by Cynthia Nevels. The show airs every Tuesday at 11:30AM Central and covers innovative businesses and technology that are changing the world. The Taste of Dallas kicks off this weekend. Are you thinking about starting your own restaurant? Cynthia talks to celebrity chef, Scott Jones, owner, visionary and chef at Jack’s Southern Comfort Food. Scott is a longtime restaurant concept developer and has seen much success with creating winning restaurant concepts. Find out what it takes to create a successful restaurant. Follow us on Facebook. Brought to you by Soulgood Vegetarian to Go. Original air date July 9, 2013 at 11:30AM CDT on BlogTalkRadio.com.
6/11/13 – Former Shell Oil Company CEO Talks About Alternative Fuels
John Hofmeister is the former CEO of Shell Oil Company and now serves as CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Chairman of the National Urban League. He’s the author of the book, “Why We Hate the Oil Companies.” He chats with host, Cynthia Nevels, about the explosion in Waco, electric cars, OPEC, and alternative fuels. The global energy challenges are at a crucial state and the government has a role in what you pay at the pump. Original air date June 11, 2013 at 11:30AM CST on The C-Radio Show.
06/18/13 – Tech-Chic Tuesdays | NOOK HD
5/28/13 – CEO of PeopleFund Talks Crowdfunding and the SEC
Startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners are waiting for an answer from the SEC while searching for alternative sources of funding. Gary Lindner, President and CEO of PeopleFund talks to Cynthia about alternative funding for small businesses, microlending, the JOBS Act, crowdfunding and the SEC. Independent filmmaker, Maribel De Leon, talks about her Kickstarter experience and what she learned from the IRS about capital invested in her film. Original air date was Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 11:30a.m. to noon CT.
Small business owners, technology consultants, carriers, restaurant owners, graphic designers, truck drivers – you don’t have to be tied to your desk anymore. Mobile offices are giving small businesses a slight edge because technology has afforded most small businesses the ability to operate on-the-go. This week, Cynthia will review eVoice.com – a telecommunications service owned by J2 Global, Inc. She will share insight on the features, benefits, functions and pricing to determine if it’s hot enough for tech girls around the world.
5/14/13 – Economics of America’s Food Supply
Join us for a very exciting show with guests Robyn O’Brien, TED presenter and author of “The Unhealthy Truth“; and Joel Salatin, author, speaker and infamous organic farmer whose farm was featured in Michael Pollan’s NYT bestseller “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. Cynthia looks for answers as to how the Monsanto amendment and riveting legislative changes in D.C. may impact the U.S. food supply and quite possibly the economy. Original air date May 14, 2013 for this informative show. You won’t look at your food the same. We’re giving away an autographed copy of Joel’s “Everything I Want to Do is Illegal” to a lucky winner.
5/7/13 – Who Owns the Ice House Author Talks about Microbusinesses
Gary Schoeniger, co-author of “Who Owns the Ice House” talks about the mindset changes American microbusiness owners need to make in order to be successful. Schoeniger is the co-founder and CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), an organization dedicated to providing interactive entrepreneurship education programs to individuals and organizations worldwide. Gary shares stories on what it takes to go global. Tune in Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 ET. Follow us on Facebook for exclusive updates.
04/16/13 Tech-Chic Tuesdays | LivePlan.com
LivePlan is the first online business plan software that was created by actual business planning experts. On tech-chic Tuesdays, Cynthia talks to Palo Alto Software CEO, Sabrina Parsons and reviews LivePlan.com’s features, benefits, functionality and price. Every third Tuesday we review the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it’s cool enough for girls. We’re making it plain and simple for tech chicks across the globe. Original air date April 16, 2013 to learn more about Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan.com. Follow us on Facebook for the hottest news.
Great ideas are all around us. But why do some of the most disruptive ideas go to the grave with the inventor? Is it lack of resources, lack of confidence, or lack of knowledge. Are equity and angel investors creating an exclusive wealth club for certain groups? Tune in to Dirsupt Radio to hear experts who can answer the hard questions on the disparity in equity and wealth in America. Original air date was Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST. Follow us on Facebook for exclusive photos from our show’s host, Cynthia Nevels’ presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Houston. Read Cynthia’s latest article entitled, “Idea Rich and Equity Poor in America.”
The Sierra Club‘s mission is to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Cynthia talks to Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club’s Mission Outdoors to chat about their efforts to expand the conservation movement by providing access to outdoor experiences for more people and building alliances and partnerships that involve diverse communities in protecting their natural heritage. We’ll find out why getting more youth outdoors and caring about the environment is so important. Original air date was April 2, 2013 at 11:30am CST. Follow us on Facebook for exclusive news and information.
Houston’s Government Procurement Connection kicks off March 27, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Cynthia chats with industry leaders on the importance of minority, women and veteran owned business inclusion in the multi-billion dollar government contracting process. Original air date was March 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST . Follow us on Facebook for exclusive offers.
All eyes are on Hollywood leading ladies and it is not the ladies on screen. With Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal successes, there is a new focus on powerful Hollywood producers. We’re talking about the powerful female producers behind the camera. Cynthia talks to 20-year veteran producer, Cookie Carosella, about the business of producing Hollywood movies. It’s not all fun and games. Her new independent film production, C.O.G., written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, was a feature film based on the essay by David Sedaris. The film featured in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Original air date was March 12, 2013.
3/19/13 – Tech-Chic Tuesdays | Square
You have read the trending stories of random samaritans paying for shoes for the homeless, children using their allowance to pay for the groceries of an unsuspecting customer or anonymous patrons paying for Happy Meals for the car behind them in the drive through. Cynthia takes a look at the reasons why the acts of kindness are increasing in a questionable economy and the impact the acts have on the recipients. Are all recipients of kindness happy about the gifts? We’ll talk to Brite Divinity School’s Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics Professor, Keri Day and CEO of Chase Auto Finance and 40 Acts of Kindness founder, Thasunda Brown Duckett about the culture of giving in America and the debate over the “kindness” factor in America. Original air date was March 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST. Find pictures from pay it forward events on our Facebook page.
Infórmate DFW Magazine is a Latin lifestyle and business publication which features up and coming Hispanic leaders and lifestyle. Publisher, Silvia Villareal shared insight into business, entertainment, technology and lifestyle in the Hispanic community and how most media miss the mark when it comes to communicating with the Hispanic community. Original air date February 5, 2013 .
Beats Pro headphones are designed for sound engineers, musicians, and those who take sound seriously. They’re the headphones that artists like Will.i.am use in the studio, and are designed to deliver the same level of emotion and power the artist originally intended. On Tech-Chic Tuesday, Cynthia evaluates the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it’s cool enough for girls. Original air date was Tuesday January 15, 2013, tune in to check our review of Beats by Dre. Follow us on Facebook for the latest business, technology and economic news.
1/8/13 – Steve Mariotti Talks Business
Steve Mariotti is the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Steve’s an expert in entrepreneurship education who has helped young people develop marketable skills by learning about entrepreneurship for more than 25 years. Steve’s latest books Entrepreneurship: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business are focusing on college students looking to enhance their college learning experience. Cynthia chats with Steve about passion, education and the future of small business. Original air date was January 8, 2013.
A recent study by Intuit shows Americans’ attitudes towards their finances is plagued with fear. Quicken released results from a study, commissioned by Intuit and Quicken, examining the emotion toll that stress about money can have on people. Of those surveyed:
- 52% in the workforce fear being unable to retire by age 65.
- One in three admits to losing sleep over money woes.
- Nearly 20% hide their debt from others.
- 15% avoid opening bills because they know they won’t be able to pay.
Cynthia Nevels talks to Kristen Dillard, head of Quicken marketing for Intuit, Inc. to learn what solutions Intuit has up its sleeve for consumers and Mary DiMichele, on how personal money woes and invisible raises are impacting the bottom. Original air date 12/18/2012 at 11:30am. LIKE us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.
So, what are the steps to developing disruptive cloud technology for traditional businesses? Christopher Walker is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in software development and technological innovations. Combined with his problem solving abilities, he is one of the brightest tech startup founders in Atlanta. He is the founder of Reserv.Me & SalonsOPEN.com, booking platforms and he’ll share more web designing and programming trends; along with current marketing challenges software developers and product managers are facing. Original air-date December 11, 2012 at 11:30am CST for this special holiday gift! Don’t miss it. LIKE us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and information.
At some point you have yelled at your flat screen television while watching ABC’s Shark Tank and shouted “what were they thinking?” Launching a new product is not easy for innovative start-ups. Host, Cynthia Nevels, talked to one of the world’s foremost leading venture capitalists and marketing experts on the top mistakes start-ups make when it comes to launching a sound product. Original air date was 12/4/2012. Cheryl Cheng, Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, CA. Cheryl brings new products and brand marketing experience from Clorox and Sharper Image to help entrepreneurs develop their go to market strategy and plans.
The pros and cons of building a cloud based company in the highly competitive recruiting industry to match MBA grads to fulfilling job opportunities requires a strong value proposition in a high unemployment market and moderately volatile economy. Chris Motley is the co-founder of Better Weekdays, a job matching platform that provides top-tier MBA students and recent graduates access to curated career opportunities from companies that don’t traditionally recruit on campus. Thousands tuned in Tuesday November 27, 2012 to see what challenges Fortune 500 companies are facing in matching MBA graduates to win-win job opportunities. Like us on Facebook for all the latest C-Radio news.
Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes, turned a simple idea, joke, and hobby into a multi-million dollar business using nontraditional business methods and innovative marketing strategies. John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, left his job at Bain & Company to start an accelerator and competition designed to catalyze a startup renaissance by connecting high-impact startups from around the world with the resources they need to launch and succeed. The share their secrets to success and why being happy while doing what you love attracts new business. Original air date was Tuesday November 13, 2012. Like us on Facebook to hear the latest business news. Listen on demand.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), informally referred to as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. What will the changes in Obamacare really mean for small business owners? Cynthia interviewed Elizabeth Moffitt, President of the Christopher Quinn Group and Rhett Buttle, National Outreach & Government Affairs Director for Small Business Majority who explained how PPACA will impact small business. Original air date September 25, 2012.
The development of young professional leaders is essential to the future prosperity for many cities. Cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Colorado and Houston have created leadership for young professionals to ensure businesses maintain a pipeline of qualified civic, business and political leaders. Cynthia talked to local leaders are are working to prepare professionals to Connect ideas, Build solutions and Share progress. Original air date September 18, 2012.
Are you a business owner? Are you a woman? Is your business certified as a WBE? Our guest defines WBE certification, trends in the industry and provides insight on rules for minority certifications? Is there value in certification? Host, Cynthia Nevels talks to Debbie Hurst, President of Women’s Business Council Southwest to find out. Aired September 11, 2012.
It’s never to soon to start planning for the future. Host, Cynthia Nevels talks to marketing, communications and PR experts Ann Ranson and Stephanie Ward about top 10 tips for creating new marketing strategies for your business.
Is your idea worth millions? Have your funding requests gone unanswered? Do you believe you have the next Facebook or Zynga? Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder of SendHub.com which recently secured $2 million in VC capital and Trice Johnson, founder of SmazIT.com will share lessons learned and top three steps to creating a winning VC pitch. An inside look into the world of venture capital investment and start-ups. Original air date June 19, 2012 at 11:30AM CDT.
What do Fortune 500 companies like FedEx, Staples, Whole Foods, Outback and Apple have in common? They each got their start using creative capital from a mix of United States government funds and private bank investors. Finding creative community investment funds for startups isn’t reserved for the wealthy. Using government funds to kick-start economic development in underserved communities isn’t a new idea. We’ll talk to philanthropists, venture capitalists and community investors who purposefully invest in growing startups in the poorest American communities you could ever imagine. Who knew? Revisit our interview with Teo Tirejina, Executive Director of Edco Ventures Original air date Tuesday June 5, 2012 to The C-Radio Show .
The global economy creates a competitive environment that can overwhelm startup entrepreneurs. More and more celebrities, entrepreneurs and executives are incorporating spiritual principles and values into their business to help them cope and overcome trials. Dani Johnson star of ABC Network’s Secret Millionaire, which aired March 2011 with record breaking ratings, joins Cynthia for lunch to share insight on how she made the “big turnaround.” Cynthia talks to Dani Johnson about what principles she relied on to help her overcome challenges in her life. Original broadcast date on Monday February 27, 2012 at 11:30AM CST for more. Click here to hear on-demand.
Consumers who attended Houston Money Week events learned first-hand about financial and money management. Houston Money Week is a financial education and public awareness campaign kicked-off April 2-9, 2012.
Houston Money Week is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Cynthia talked to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Area Vice President, Donald Bowers about what the Federal Reserve Bank does to keep the economy on track and to help communities thrive. Broadcasted on April 3, 2012.
Dr. Ash Nadkarni, is a resident physician in the department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and the co-founder of Appguppy Mobile, a service that helps people design and disribute cross-platform mobile applications in 5 mintues. Cynthia interviewed with Dr. Nadkarni to find what new with mobile apps and expected innovations we can look forward to seeing in 2012. Broadcasted on March 20, 2012 at 11:30AM CDT on The C-Radio Show.
Cynthia welcomes Diann Valentine from WE tv’s “I Do Over” to The C-Radio Show. The richest stories about entrepreneurial success often come from the most humble beginnings. Diann shares her candid story on how she built a successful business turning fantasies into reality. Original air date February 7, 2012 on The C-Radio Show.
Chicago’s Governor, Pat Quinn is taking a proactive approach to economic development in his state. In 2011, Quinn appointed Marc Lane to serve as Chairman of the state’s new task force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise. Cynthia spoke with Marc Lane and Dr. Marc Spencer, CEO from Juma Ventures to find out what challenges the states face when it comes to supporting social innovation and budget cuts. Can other states learn something? Original air date January 24, 2012.