In many communities, the tension between politicians and business owners in palpable. That's NOT the case in Morrisville, North Carolina, a suburb of the Research Triangle area. In Episode 69 you'll meet Mayor Pro Tem Steve Rao and business owner Nathan Click.
Mayor Rao outlined his development strategy both as a part time public official, full time business professional in the tech sector and family man. Steve explained the importance of understanding the community and the needs of the local businesses. Learn how the Mayor Pro Tem is able to leverage the needs of his town with those of neighboring communities.
Nathan Click is the President of Pearl Financing which serves small to medium size companies' capital needs nationwide. After completing his services as Air Force officer, Nate got bit by the entrepreneurial bug and started his own firm. Nate and Steve have a great working relationship and work hard to serve Morrisville.
Understanding the economy requires being able to look at it from different angles. Those who own, operate or support the entrepreneurial community are working inside the small business ecosystem. Are you inside or outside the ecosystem?
Employment is a crucial issue in today's economy. Currently about 1/3 of our national population (110 Million) is either out of the work force (94 Million) or unemployed (16 Million). Think about that... 1 of every 3 Americans is facing very difficult financial circumstances. What is your role in the economy?
How do we encourage people who really need employment options? Sadly, many have never been encouraged to look at their circumstances from a different vantage point. We can help people understand how to play a direct role in the business ecosystem by giving them a clear look at the value they bring to the market.
Our lives are like a story that plays out every day. Understanding the importance of your own narrative and how to leverage your personal experience to impact others is crucial. You have a lot of influence both in terms of the way you live your life and the example you set.
When you look at America's story, it's important to learn from the positive and negative episodes, just like in your own life. How many people do you know that tell an exciting narrative about their lives on social medial? People lives seem pretty amazing; fun times, travel, smiles, and the like. Do you think that is the whole story? Not by a long shot.
Once you have a clear view of your story, both personally and professionally, what do you do when there is an opportunity to share your experiences? How do you do so with humility and encouragement? In Episode 67, you'll learn a simple tool to relate to others in a way that can easily make your story matter.
Do you have a warrior spirit? Many of us have a passion for an exceptional America and find it increasingly difficult to find kindred spirits who understand what this truly means. The idea we are bragging misses the point completely. America is exceptional because 'We the People' are in charge.
Rebuilding America through The POWER of Small Business means we must strengthen the economy, unite our citizens and rekindle national pride. How we do that in a non-partisan, free market model is central to today's announcement.
We are building a massive national movement that requires partnering with inspired leaders in local, state and national markets, challenging local communities to work together in creative ways and finally by producing results. To learn how you can help and be part of this movement, listen to today's show and join us!