Pramod Raheja | Creating Better Leaders, MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s Program, and Building a Fleet of AI-Powered Drones

Pramod Raheja is the co-founder and CEO of Airgility, a company based in the Washington DC area doing interesting stuff with drones in a commercial application and they are helping large companies and entities such as the US Air Force and Department of Homeland Security with their drone technology. Pramod is an Aerospace Engineering graduate from UMCP with over 30 years of aviation and aerospace operations experience. He is also a longtime member of  Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and has been an entrepreneur for many years, having founded a number of companies while being a full time pilot with United Airlines. 

Pramod has a comprehensive understanding of technology at a tactical and strategic level and he always takes a customer-focused approach to management, new business development, revenue generation, and profitability. He is also a Graduate of the Founder’s Institute and the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at MIT.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • How Pramod Raheja self-funded his way to flying school
  • Pramod talks about the similarities between pilots and entrepreneurs and how this is reflected in his entrepreneurship journey and in the launch of his first company
  • Why Pramod’s first consulting company focused on healthcare
  • How Pramod’s life as a pilot and as an entrepreneur changed after 9/11
  • How people reacted to Pramod’s decision to go into entrepreneurship
  • Pramod explains why he decided to buy into the Intelligent Office franchise 
  • Pramod discusses his decision to go back into employment in order to shift to a different industry
  • Pramod talks about the history of drones and what his company, Airgility, does
  • What Pramod has learned about working with the government
  • The future of Airgility and the company’s plans of using UV light technology for cleaning 
  • Pramod’s experience at Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP)
  • The role Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) has played in Pramod’s businesses and entrepreneurship journey

The people Pramod acknowledges for his success and achievements

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

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Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution. John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome everyone. John Corcoran here. I’m the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where I get the privilege of talking with all kinds of interesting CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs and companies and organizations like YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lending tree, Open Table, x software and many more. I’m also the co-founder of Rise25 where we help connect b2b business owners with their ideal prospects and referral partners. 

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Ian Wyatt | Travel, Real Estate, Ecommerce & More: How Industries Will Change Post-COVID (June 2020 Update)

Ian Wyatt is the President of Wyatt Investment Research, a firm that helps individual investors achieve better financial results by providing independent investment research and trading education. He has been helping regular investors uncover hidden growth opportunities by beating the market and finding great investments at attractive prices. Ian has been actively investing in the stock market for the past 30 years and has spent more than 20 years publishing his investment ideas online to help fellow investors benefit from his successes and failures.

Ian Wyatt is also the host of the Daily Profit Podcast where he discusses the biggest growth trends with the biggest profit potential and his best investment ideas. He attended Skidmore College, the George Washington University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management. He lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

In this episode, John Corcoran interviews Ian Wyatt, an investment expert, about the effects of COVID-19 on different sectors of the US economy. They talk about changes in the real estate industry, travel and hospitality, e-commerce, entertainment, and co-working spaces.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • What Ian Wyatt is currently focused on and what investors need to know as the US comes out of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • What is causing an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases?
  • Why is there a lot of optimism in the market from investors?
  • What the last 3 months have been like for Ian Wyatt and what he has learned from changes that has happened in the market.
  • Ian talks about the Federal Reserve’s response to bolster the US economy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The impact of the current health crisis on the real estate market.
  • How the co-working industry is affected by changes in real estate.
  • Ian shares why he thinks the travel and hospitality industry will take the biggest hit from the pandemic.
  • Why Ian is optimistic about Live Nation Entertainment and the entertainment industry as a whole.
  • The growth and boom that the e-commerce industry is experiencing as a result of the pandemic.
  • Ian shares his concerns about the unemployment status in the U.S. 
  • Where to learn more about Ian Wyatt

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

Ian Wyatt  0:40  

Welcome to the Daily Profit Show. I’m your host, Ian Wyatt. My goal is to help regular investors beat the market by finding explosive growth investment opportunities. I have John Corcoran, who’s done thousands of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs and today he’s going to be interviewing me, asking me some tough questions about Coronavirus, the markets and where this world is headed. So John, great to have you here today.


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Michael J. Fleming | Finding Your People and Navigating Sales Tax During Uncertain Times

Michael J. Fleming is the Founder of Sales Tax and More, a full service consulting and solutions firm with a passion for state tax. Although he is based in Texas, Michael serves all the 50 US States, and he also serves Canada and Puerto Rico. He has many years of experience working for a prominent firm handling state tax issues and is considered one of the country’s leading authorities on the topic and is an expert when it comes to Nexus, e-commerce, drop shipping, and service providers. Michael started Sales Tax and More with the goal of creating something different by providing flexibility, creativity, personalized service, accountability, and a commitment to education. 

In this episode, Julie Musgrave, guest host of the Smart Business Revolution podcast is joined by Michael J. Fleming where they talk about sales tax, the Wayfair decision and its impact on Michael’s business, effects of COVID-19 on businesses, and how working from home could create a nexus.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Why Michael Fleming started Sales Tax and More.
  • How the Wayfair decision impacted sales tax and Michael’s business.
  • Michael’s advice to startup companies experiencing rapid growth.
  • What Michael looks for when he’s hiring someone and how he addresses mistakes that’s made in the hiring process.
  • How can a new company find its niche and position itself as an expert in its industry?
  • How businesses should manage their finances and taxes during the current COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Michael‘s thoughts on what people should do with the relief checks they receive from the government.
  • How working from home can create a nexus and what companies should do about it.
  • What businesses need to look out for coming out of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Where to learn more about Michael J. Fleming and Sales Tax and More.

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution. John Corcoran.

 

Julie Musgrave  0:40  

Hi there. I’m Julie Musgrave guest host of Smart Business Revolution podcast where we talk with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lending tree, Open Table, xsoftware, and many more. Our guest today is Michael Fleming, the Founder of Sales Tax and More, a consulting and solutions firm specializing in state and local taxes based in Texas. Mike is recognized as one of the country’s leading thought leaders when it comes to Nexus e commerce, drop shipping and service providers. We’re going to hear his great advice about small business and those tax dollars. Plus, we’ll touch on some COVID related tax issues you will want to know about. Before we get into this interview. This episode is brought to you by rise25 media, we don’t need to tell you that the world has changed. We all know that. The next question is what to do about it. And in this economy, it’s more important than ever to be able to connect and build strong relationships even when you can’t be face to face. At rise25 we have 20 years of experience in the b2b space connecting and building profitable relationships with clients, referral partners and strategic partners using a podcast. We’ve helped hundreds of b2b businesses get more clients and referrals and land collapse. With dream clients, Learn more at rise25 Media calm or email us at support at rise25media.com. 

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Lewis Schiff | Internet Pioneer, Birthing of Giants, Moonshots and Moneymakers

Lewis Schiff is the Chairman of Birthing of Giants, a highly regarded fellowship program held a couple of times a year at MIT and Oxford University. It brings together thought leaders and business owners to help them create a powerful and successful year ahead for their businesses. He is also the author of a number of books including Business Brilliant, The Middle Class Millionaire, and The First Habit.

Lewis Schiff was the Executive Producer of Worth Magazine in the early 90’s where he was involved in the early stages of content marketing as the magazine transitioned from a great personal finance magazine into web property. In 2010, he founded Inc. Magazine’s Business Owners Council, a membership organization for top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses. Lewis is currently a contributor on Forbes.com.

John Corcoran talks with Lewis Schiff in this week’s episode of Smart Business Revolution where they discuss the Birthing of Giants fellowship program, the importance of technology in business, and what makes their new Moonshots and Moonmakers program interesting for businesses.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Lewis Schiff shares what the early stages of working on the web for an online magazine was like and how it evolved over the years
  • Why Lewis wrote the book ‘The Armchair Millionaire’ and how it led to another associated web property
  • Lewis’ tips for creating content marketing websites and why the need for editors has diminished
  • Lewis talks about the idea behind his book ‘The First Habit’ and how people who know what they’re best and built a business around it found success
  • What the Birthing of Giants fellowship program does and its target audience
  • Lewis’ thoughts on virtual education and characteristics of the business people in the Birthing of Giants fellowship program
  • Lewis explains what a moneymaker refers to and what his new program, Moonshots and Moneymakers, involves
  • How Clayton Christensen’s death led to the idea of Moonshots and Moneymakers, and why it only consists a of a small group of 25 business owners
  • The people Lewis Schiff acknowledges for his accomplishments
  • Where to learn more about Lewis Schiff

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution. John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome everyone. John Corcoran here, and host of the Smart Business Revolution podcast where I get to talk with really smart CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs, all kinds of companies like YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lending tree, Open Table, x software, and many more. I’m also the Co-founder of Rise25, where we help to connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects and referral partners.

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Dr. Jeremy Weisz | Q&A About B2B Podcasting: How do I get Podcast Downloads?

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is John Corcoran’s business partner with whom he co-founded Rise25 Media which helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for one of the early business podcasts where he helped to put all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders. 

Dr. Weisz has also been running his own podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has been featuring top entrepreneurs in video interviews in his podcast including the founders/CEOs of P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more. He continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago and has also founded a nutritional supplement business. 

In this episode, John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz answers some of the top questions they get about using podcasts and content marketing to grow business networks, get ROI, and connect with high caliber referral partners, clients, and strategic partners.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Question #1: How do I get downloads and subscribers for my podcast and grow a podcast audience?
  • Why focusing on downloads only leads to disappointment
  • Why you don’t need many downloads to get great guests and why quality matters more than quantity
  • Question #2: Isn’t it time consuming to do a podcast?
  • Question #3: What tools, technology, recording software and equipment should I use?
  • Where to learn more and connect with Dr. Jeremy Weisz

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:10  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

And I’m excited because we’re actually turning around the tables here and I’m interviewing my business partner Jeremy. Jeremy has been featuring top entrepreneurs with video interviews since 2011, including the founders and CEOs of p90x, Atari, Einstein, bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more. He has his own Chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago, also, the founder of a nutritional supplement business, also created one of the top chiropractic jobs websites on the web, and has been working with podcasters since 2009, including one of the early successful business podcasts. He’s also one of the most giving humans that I know and most well connected humans that I know, in large part due to doing the podcast for so many years. So we’re gonna be diving in In this quick live episode, talking about some of the top questions that we get around. Using podcasts and content marketing, to grow your network to get ROI, to connect with high caliber referral partners, and clients and strategic partners and all that kind of stuff. 

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Sarah Nichols | Q&A with an Employment Lawyer About Workplace Rights During COVID-19

Sarah Nichols is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in HR and employment law, and she is the Founder of Nichols Law PC. She has spent years representing Fortune 100 companies but she has since pivoted and now represents employees who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by their employers. 

Sarah is also the host of the Women’s Advocate Podcast. She is a skilled public speaker, author, coach and HR expert. She has taught at both Berkeley and Hastings Law Schools, and is a frequent speaker for associations as well as private employers. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Economics.

In this episode, John Corcoran shares a Q&A session he had with Sarah Nichols about issues related to COVID-19 and the workplace rights of employees. They talk about how to determine if a workplace is safe to come back to as COVID-19 continues to sweep through the country, the rights of employees working in the office or at home, the responsibilities of employers and some legal issues related to safety and employment.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Does an employee have a right to work from home if they don’t feel safe working in the office?
  • What employers should do to enable their employees to work from home
  • Obligations employers have in providing safety equipment in the workplace
  • Sarah talks about employees being sent home for having COVID-19 symptoms, being forced to take sick leave, and having their temperatures taken
  • Questions employers are entitled to ask their employees and what they should not ask
  • Are doctors’ notes required to go back to work?
  • Sarah talks about mental health issues in the workplace and the kinds of accommodations and compensations employers can provide their employees
  • Can employers reveal their employees’ personal medical information and can they fire such employees?

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:10  

Welcome to the Revolution, the Smart Business Revolution podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

Hey, everybody, John here, and what you’re about to listen to is an interview that we recorded for a new show that we’re publishing through Rise25. It’s called The Women’s Advocate with Sarah Nichols. Now, the reason I wanted to share it with my audience here is because Sarah is an amazing attorney who is advising In a lot of employees, and a lot of companies on issues related to COVID-19, including issues related to safety and legal issues having to do with what an employer can and can’t do for employees, requiring them to, for example, get their temperature taken in order to come to work or stay away from work if they have a temperature, these types of issues that are coming up, so I wanted to share it with you all so that you could have access to that information as well. So, here is my interview with Sarah Nichols.

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