Critical Mass September 23, 2010

September 25, 2010

Kevin Mello and Thomas Griego, Partners of FlexCell Systems, talk with host Ric Franzi about their efforts to launch FlexCell Systems, Inc., their latest technology venture, and how they are utilizing a global supply chain to reduce their costs and decrease their time-to-market in the semiconductor fabrication industry.

Erica D. Thomas, Founder of Harper's, an upscale boutique store in Corona Del Mar, dicusses her experiences developing store concepts and promoting clothing and accessory lines she retails.  Erica shares her experience in responding to the impact the recession had on her retail stores and her ability to open her newest store, Harper's built on her lessons learned from her other retails stores.

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Critical Mass September 22, 2010

September 25, 2010

Claudia Guillen, Vice President of Taco Factory talks with host Ric Franzi about how she and her mother, the founder, have been working to grow their multi-site restaurant firm.  She also talks about how they are responding to the subtle changes in clients's tastes.

Pamela Wasely, CEO of Cerius Interim Executives discusses how her firm is capatilizing on the increasing acceptance by mid-market firms to the idea of bringing in interim executive talent at the C-Suite.

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Critical Mass September 21, 2010

September 25, 2010

Kirsten Mangers, President of WebVisible talks with host Doug Gfeller about how WebVisible started as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company and has become a leading name in local online advertising.  She will details the role her firms plays in helping mid-market and small companies utilize the internet as an advertising and customer acquisition medium.

Lisa Vogel and Alex Bhathal of RAJ Manufacturing talk about the strategic path they are pursuing since taking over the firm from their parents. They discuss how they are dealing with the global recession and implementing new growth strategies to react to the dramatically changing retail apparel industy.  RAJ Manufacturing is a leading swimwear design and manufacturing firm headquartered in Orange County, CA.

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Critical Mass September 16, 2010

September 24, 2010

David Figueroa, VP Operations of Family Tree Produce talks with host Doug Gfeller the restaurant industry trends, such as interest in organic foods, are reshaping his firm's business.  Their 33 years in business have made them the largest produce distributor in Orange County.  David will also discusses the impact a move to a sustainable delivery fleet and their recent technology investment have had on their business and its operation.

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Critical Mass September 15, 2010

September 24, 2010

Claire Heath, President of Divine Choices, a non-profit she founded with her brother Larry Sault, talks with host Ric Franzi about her organization's efforts to educate people about the prevention of childhood abuse and train adults to better protect children from abuse and exploitation.  She discusses the effect their book, "The Lie that Binds", has had on them personally and within their community.

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Critical Mass September 14, 2010

September 24, 2010

Howard Sunderland, Owner of Frederick Howard Engineering, talks with host Doug Gfeller about his efforts to maintain his firm's competitive edge by evolving his engineering firm to better respond to the changing requirements in the packaging, labeling and filing industry.

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Critical Mass September 09, 2010

September 14, 2010

Stuart Blake and Michael Oswald, Founders of The General Counsel talk with host Ric Franzi about their firm which provides in-house, senior level general, legal services to fast-growth and mid-sized companies.  Listen as they discuss the common mistakes business owners make about understanding when they need in-house counsel.  Also, Stuart and Michael discuss the importance of conducting and annual risk assessment.

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Critical Mass September 08, 2010

September 14, 2010

Henry Hoi, President of Floor Coverings International talks with host Ric Franzi about his decision to transition from the corporate world to being an entrepreneur running two diverse businesses: consulting and a retail floor covering franchise.

Julie Austin, President of Swiggies talks about her development of multiple revenue streams as a business model as well as her new book "The Money Garden".  Finally, she discusses her highly successful product "Swiggies" and her journey to bring this product to market.

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Critical Mass September 07, 2010

September 14, 2010

Martis Duarte, President of Mars Hair Studio talks with host Doug Gfeller about how she is differentiating her business by holding unique learning workshops for her clients during hours when her salon is not open.  Martis also shares her passion for the sustainable products that have helped her create and eco-friendly salon.

Steve Navelski, President of Custom Laminators, Inc. highlights his own experiences as a business owner and shares the adjustments he's making in his business in response to the changes in the market for custom laminated products.

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Critical Mass September 1, 2010

September 7, 2010

Mark Dinges, President of California Creations, discusses with host RIc Franzi th tremendous response his firm is receiving to their line of collectible and functional windup and pullback toys call "Z WindUps".  Mark also explains how his years of experience in the toy industry is helping him build a global business in today's economic environment.

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Critical Mass August 31, 2010

September 7, 2010

Brian Edwards, President of Fairmont Designs talks with host Ric Franzi about his firm which is celebrating 25 years of quality designs and satisfied customers-all with products crafted from eco-friendly materials. Brian talks about his company's success and their practice of the three P's "People, Process and Product".

Terry Carter, President and Founder of Travertine Spa, Inc. shares his strategy to launch and grow a firm in luxury body care products, resort apparel, and home products.  Terry also reveals how he successfully used the marketing concept of "gifting" to build a large celebrity client list.

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