Kfactor with Shlomo Klein

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The K-Factor podcast: 

The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #52 Shlomie Klein  “Bringing kosher food to the cutting edge”

 

Shlomo Klein has been publishing kosher food magazines since 2011 and has revolutionized the industry standard for food publication and quality within the kosher market. Shlomo is passionate about all things food, but is obsessed with cheesecake and yapchik. He resides in the Five Towns (NY) with his wife and three kids.

 

·        A void in the kosher market

·        An idea executed at the right time

·        Behind the scenes of a magazine business

·        Being in tune with your customer

·        How to make it in sales

·        Innovating in the kosher magazine segment

·        Hot topics of discussion in the kosher market

·        Print is not dead!

·        The role of Kosherfest

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 To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

 

 

Kfactor with Yossi Mlynsky

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The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #50 Yossi Mlynsky “Harnessing the Global Village ”

 

Yossi Mlynsky is the CEO and founder Upstack.Co  Upstack works with fast growing companies to help them harness remote talent to grow their team and get their product to market faster. We have a fast-growing network of the top technical talent covering the most in demand skills including Node.JS, Angular, React, iOS, Android, RoR and Python. We are passionate about building distributed teams and don't let location limit the talent we access to build awesome products.

  • Selling stuff from a young age

  • Falling in love with building websites

  • Working on tech startups with global scale

  • Life lesson not to quit when faced with challenges

  • Getting into building custom software

  • Harnessing the global economy

  • What’s involved in taking on a software project

  • Utilizing Slack Chat

  • Using trust as a management tool

  • Building a digital marketing strategy

  • Running a business while dealing with a family emergency 

 


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

Kfactor with Moshe Rappoport

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The K-Factor podcast: 

The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #51 Moshe Rappoport “Kiddush Hashem in Corporate Europe”

 

Moshe Rappoport is executive technology advocate at IBM Research. In his work at the IBM Research THINK Lab – Zurich he organizes and conducts briefings and explores future of technology in connection with business and society. In parallel to his work at IBM he is also a regular keynote speaker and lecturer, speaking about IT trends, society and technology, and innovation.

·        Getting a job in corporate Europe

·        The yarmulke that landed a Job

·        To climb the ranks go the extra mile and be honest

·        Do something in parallel to your work to give yourself meaning

·        Being a Shliach in your job

·        Innovating in IBM Labs

·        In FAB the B is most important

·        Is your customer Red, Blue or Green?

·        Surround yourself with good people but listen to your gut feeling 

 

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

 

 

Kfactor with Chaim Shpigelman of Pizza Pita

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The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #49 Chaim Shpigelman “Giving it all you got”

Chaim Shpigelman is the CEO and founder of Pizza Pita. Launched  in 1989 with a small location on Victoria Avenue in Montreal, QC. The family owned and operated business was started by two brothers, Chaim and Tzvi. As the success of the restaurant grew so did the need for a larger restaurant. They started to seek a bigger space to better accommodate the community. This dream came to fruition in 2004 when they moved their restaurant location to Decarie Blvd. This location was a newly renovated three floor facility, including a party hall, an outdoor terrace and the first kosher drive-thru in the world! This expansion allowed Pizza Pita to cater to the vast needs of its guests.

 

·        Be careful with hasogas gevul

·        The importance of the hustle

·        Don’t be ashamed of getting down and dirty

·        Good things come to hard workers

·        Upgrading the kosher dining experience

·        The power of showing vulnerability

·        Always innovate

·        Don’t be afraid of fear

 

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

 

 

 

Kfactor with Izzy Edelman of Izzy's Somkehouse

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The K-Factor podcast: 

The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #48 Izzy Edelman “Having fun with BBQ”

Izzy Edelman is the CEO and founder of Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse . IZZY’s is an award-winning smokehouse in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Pit-master Izzy  brings a local twist to a Southern tradition, combining simple ingredients with quality meats to create a unique and laid-back dining experience for the BBQ lover. In this interview Izzy shares:

  • Falling in love with BBQ

  • Life in the restaurant business

  • E-myth the must read business book

  • To succeed in business you need passion

  • Understanding BBQ food

  • Taking first prize as NYC #1 Brisket

  • Taking kosher to BBQ lovers


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

 

 

 

Kfactor with Moshe Reuven Sheradsky

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The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #47 Moshe Reuven Sheradsky “Running a company while being in Yeshiva”

Moshe is the Founder & CEO of Wedu inc a Tech Startup identified by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in 2018 and a potential Inc 5000 honoree. Moshe is also a member of the Forbes Tech Council Member Has been on the council for Young Entrepreneurs Council, an invite only organization dubbed as the Most Elite Entrepreneur Organization in America. In addition, Moshe is a writer for Live Kabbalah & Thrive Global, welcomed into Thrive Global’s team of Contributors by Arianna Huffington herself to speak on Kabbalah through a practical lens as well as my other writings. Moshe has a about a 100K Follower network, expected to reach nearly 200K by the end of the month.

In this interview Moshe shares:

  • Being raised with the entrepreneur spirit

  • Founding a tech company

  • The importance of building a team

  • How to raise capital

  • The place of market research

  • The power of delegation

  • How to build a following 

  • The unique traits of today’s entrepreneurs


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

Kfactor with Danny Gavin “Mastering SEO”

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The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #45 Danny Gavin “Mastering SEO”

Danny Gavin has developed a reputation as someone who is highly motivated and provides results. He is a persistent and creative problem-solver who utilizes his extensive experience to strategically develop cutting-edge digital marketing campaigns.

Through his vast experience in the marketing and consulting realm, Danny has had numerous teaching opportunities, and is sought after for his uncanny ability to bridge the knowledge gap for executives and marketing professionals who are looking to develop and build upon their current internet marketing and digital analytics skills. Among his accomplishments, Danny has helped grow his family’s ecommerce business, Brian Gavin Diamonds https://www.briangavindiamonds.com , to the Inc 5000, as well as, Internet Retailer’s Top 1000 and 50 Fastest Growing E-commerce Companies. He has also consulted for an array of companies including Airswift, Brown-Forman, Workman’s Friend, Houston Public Media and Blinds.com. Danny is the founder and chief strategist at Optidge - https://optidge.com , a Houston based Internet marketing agency, and is an advisor to several startups. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business teaching master’s level classes and executive education on social media and search engine marketing.

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In this interview Danny shares:

·        The power of internship

·        Traditional v/s Internet marketing

·        Facebook advertising

·        4 channel digital marketing strategy

·        The understanding the role of SEO

·        SEO ABC’s

·        Keyword research

·        Branded website vs Amazon

·        Smart website design


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

Kfactor with Yochanan Polter “Raising funds for a startup”

The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #45 Yochanan Polter  “Raising funds for a startup”

Yochanan is the CEO of PawnGuru a marketplace that interfaces between consumers and pawnshops. Active in alternative financial services for the last 10 years. Yochana founded Polter Financial Group in 2007, a asset manager for life settlement portfolios. Yochanan is also co-founder and managing partner of Accelerated Life Solutions, a national life settlement brokerage firm with offices in MI and FL.

In this interview Yochanan shares:

·        Following the Yad Hashem

·        Wearing your yeshiva education with pride

·        Finding a gap in industry

·        How to test your idea against the market

·        How to bootstrap

·        The understanding the role of SEO

·        How to obtain funding for your startup

·        Understanding the mindset of a VC

·        The value of participating in a Accelerator


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

 

 

Kfactor with Eli Nash  “Invest in yourself to grow your business ”

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The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #44 Eli Nash  “Invest in yourself to grow your business ”

As Founder and President of JEG & Sons, Inc., Eli Nash offers more than a decade of e-Commerce and retail distribution experience. Recognized by business partners and colleagues as a visionary with a high degree of personal integrity, Eli is known for his leadership and development of powerful and influential teams. He currently resides in Miami. Active in the community and a generous donor who takes his involvement well beyond the financial, Eli supports causes such as education, prevention of child sexual abuse, and the larger Jewish community. 

Most recently, his founding of MicDrop by Rosh Lowe, a training and development program aimed at democratizing the skill of public speaking and the art of storytelling, has cemented Eli as a professional who has successfully bridged the gap between impact and business.

In this interview Eli shares:

·        Tinkering around on eBay

·        Behind the name JEG and Sons

·        Coming to terms with expectations

·        Importance of understanding your customer

·        The connection between your personal issues and your business performance

·        Transforming abusive experiences

·        Be realistic with your expectations for your business

·        The story behind the creation of MicDrop

·        The transformative power of a story

·        Using story telling to transform your business culture

·        The power of storytelling to acquire new customers and build brand loyalty


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

Kfactor with Neil Werde “Inside the world of product inventions”

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Episode #43 Neil Werde  “Inside the world of product inventions”

 

Across more than 4 decades of his successful career Neil has worked for and led many major product corporations such as Mattel Toys, Rhino Records and Petmate. Neil has conceived of and brought to market products from across the spectrum of the consumer goods experience. Many of his products were carried nationwide in major retail and in-line outlets and grossed multi million dollars in sales. A dynamic, competitive hands-on professional with diverse experience in pet products, toys, music & recorded entertainment, and consumer products.

 

In this interview Neil shares:

  • Always keep your career options open

  • Never burn your bridges

  • Lessons in growing too fast

  • Importance of a mentor

  • ABC’s of Product development

  • Make sure your idea is not already out there

  • Decide what you want to spend

  • Understanding patents

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Licensing your product

  • Understanding royalties

  • Book to read: Idiots guide to selling your invention

  • Don’t give up


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

Kfactor with Levi Krinsky

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Episode #42: Levi Krinsky “Breaking into the Gourmet food industry”

Artisan Bakehouse Owner, Levy Krinsky started the bakery several years ago after a bread-making hobby, while working in real estate, turned into a full-time gig.

Krinsky wanted to utilize the front of his store which has a simple decor along with a long “L” shaped bar. His goal was to open a cafe that specializes in the finest homemade breads topped with the finest ingredients. And so the cafe was born.

In this interview Levi shares:

•             Developing your hobby

•             Running a commercial bakery

•             Opening a restaurant

•             Managing two businesses

•             Introducing authentic Italian Pizza to NY

•             Social Media Marketing

•            The trials of a new business



To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

Kfactor with Saul Friedman , of Saul N. Friedman & Co.

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The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #40: Saul Friedman “Get your numbers right”

In the four decades of his luminous career, thousands of clients have flocked to Saul Friedman, seeking his wise business counsel. Banks such as Chase and Merrill Lynch rank amongst the relationships he’s forged over the years. As Senior Partner of his well-established accounting firm, Saul N. Friedman & Company, he oversees more than 20 professionals, each of whom have established a solid reputation of excellence in servicing businesses beyond the books, providing tax strategies, offering a vast network of services and assisting clients to successfully navigate the business world.

In this interview Saul shares:

•             Journey to becoming an accountant

•             Calculation to start your own business

•             Deciding your companies’ position

•             The right way to hire long lasting employees

•             Building your business on referrals

•             When to bring family in business

•             When to go into a partnership in business

•             The importance of keeping good books in business

•             Always take care of the middleman.

•            Overview of the new tax law

Kfactor with Dovid Teich of Regency Cleaners

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The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #39: Dovid Teich  “Customers first”

Dovid Teich is a 20 year veteran of the Dry Cleaning Industry. Early in his career after discovering his passion for the Retail industry and in delivering superior customer service, Dovid jumped on the opportunity to purchase his first dry cleaners store Regency Cleaners. With time Dovid expanded his business to many neighboring communities and today runs a dry cleaning network that extends from upstate NY to all the major jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

In this interview Dovid shares:

•             Life in the Retail Industry

•             Behind the scenes in the world of Dry Cleaners

•             Dealing with Emergency’s

•             To expand, get your business model right 

•             Treat your employees well

•             The value of customer service

•             The virtue of patience

•             Auto debit some savings every month

•             Investing basics




To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

Kfactor with Asher Lieblich CPA “Sound financial practices”

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Asher Lieblich is the principal of the Certified Public Accounting Firm, Asher Lieblich, CPA. And the financial services firm, Lieblich Financial Services.

He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Taxation and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®).  Today, after nearly four decades, Lieblich’s practice concentrates on servicing small-to-mid sized businesses and individuals committed to becoming financially independent.

Asher has consistently been ranked among the most successful investment advisor since 2006.  He has been a columnist for the Jewish Press on financial matters, and is an advocate for promoting financial literacy, especially among young adults.  He also lectures in schools and organizations.

In this interview Asher shares:

•             The importance of putting in the extra mile on the job 

•             Customer Service First

•             Business coach a must

•             The importance of a delegation

•             Every business must understand their cashflow and gross margins

•             Spend Less than you make 

•             Share your financial life with your spouse.

•             Auto debit some savings every month

•             Investing basics


To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

 

The KFactor podcast: Lavie Popack, Founder of Mpower Energy and Overpass.com

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The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #38: Lavie Popack “ Building businesses from scratch”

Lavie Popack is a serial entrepreneur dating back to his college days where he studied Finance in the evenings while managing hundreds of properties in the New York City area during the day. He always had an interest in sustainable technologies, and after the monopoly from the energy companies was deregulated, he started MPower Energy to provide renewable energy from solar and wind farms to homes and businesses. Within a few years, MPower scaled into a national business with offices in multiple states that provides renewable energy to thousands of homes and businesses. Their quick growth can be attributed to a strong direct response team through a sister company called MPower Direct. It was through MPower Direct that Lavie was not only able to scale MPower Energy, but also led to his next business idea.

Working with distributed sales teams around the world and outsourcing to call centers, revealed the challenges and risks associated with an outsourced outbound campaign. Lavie saw this as an opportunity and hired a team of developers to help him create overpass.com; a cloud-based platform that allows a business to hire remote reps, set up calling campaigns and manage it all seamlessly. Since its inception, overpass.com has made a difference in thousands of fundraising campaigns for NGO’s and non-profits, as well as contributed to the success of countless outbound sales campaigns for businesses around the world. In the next few years, both companies have ambitious plans to continue their work of helping the world become an even better place for the current and future generations!


In this interview Lavie shares:
 

  • • Getting ground up experience

  • • Understanding the energy industry

  • • The dynamics of direct marketing

  • • Building a sales force

  • • Creating company systems

  • • Disrupting the call centers industry

  • • Running two companies simultaneous

  • • Educate yourself on your industry as much as possible

  • • Call center solution for non-profits


  • To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

Kfactor Podcast with "Menachem Lubinsky"

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The K-Factor podcast: Kosherfest creator Menachem Lubinsky on marketing, PR crisis and breaking into the kosher food market.

The K-Factor podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

The K-Factor offers business wisdom that can help future business leaders to make the "Keli" (the Hebrew word for vessel) so they can grow their business aspirations.

Episode #36: Menachem Lubinsky “Its all about the Brand positioning”

Menachem Lubinsky is president & CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting, a full-service public relations, advertising and marketing firm he founded in 1984. 

Mr. Lubinsky is a seasoned marketing executive whose successes have spanned many industries and is particularly known for his role in the growth and development of the kosher food industry. He is first and foremost a strategic marketing professional who is frequently consulted by businesses of all sizes.

In 1989, Menachem founded Kosherfest, the first-ever trade show for foods that are kosher certified, with just 69 booths and little more than 700 visitors. In addition to the international kosher food show, Menachem Lubinsky is the founding publisher of KosherToday.com, the leading trade publication on kosher for the food industry with more than 9000 subscribers worldwide.

In this interview:

• The founding of Cope Institute
• Strategic marketing
• Proper product positioning
• The origins of Kosherfest
• Dealing with a PR Crisis
• Using digital marketing to target your consumer
• Breaking into the Kosher food market
• How much to spend on advertising
• The importance of a Mentor

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde, email Rabbiw@chye.info

Kfactor Podcast with "Chen Barak" Understanding Credit

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Chen is the Founder of N.A.G Funding Solutions

Chen Barak Born and raise in the galilee, Israel. is a, Husband and father of 5. Chens entrepreneurial skills are rooted as far back to the day he learned how to speak. Starting off first in the restaurant industry Chen moved to Managing a grocery store before finding his passion in business funding and credit repair services. The only way I sell is through proper communication! I only sell what I believe in, and I have seen how what I do helps people fulfill their dreams of startup businesses, owning a home and so much more Its truly an honor to help people fulfill their dreams on a daily basis, that's why I love what I do!


In this interview Chen shares :
 

  • •             Understanding the food industry
  • •             Customer Service First
  • •             Understanding Business Funding
  • •             The importance of a business plan
  • •             Credit Basics
  • •             Fico Score vs Total Credit
  • •             Be Careful with a Hard Inquiry
  • •             How to build your credit
  • •             The 25% Rule
  • •             Monitoring and fixing your credit
  • •             Difference between personal and business credit cards

The podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

All past episodes of this podcast can be found at COLlive and on your favorite podcast platform @thekfactor

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde please email Rabbiw@chye.info

KFactor Podcast with” Yosef Sidof” Following your passion

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Yosef Sidof, the founder, CEO and visionary behind Brooklyn based Shakuff Custom Glass Lighting & Decor. Raised just steps away from a beach in Northern Israel, Yosef was never bored. When he wasn’t rallying his friends around his creative play, Joseph filled other needs– becoming the in-house barber at his school’s dormitory and importing shirts from the United States he sold for 100% profit. Yosef’s entrepreneurial spirit, ingenuity, and keen eye for foraging in nature paid off. After saving money from his ventures and immigrating to the United States at the age of 18, he worked with his brother in the costume jewelry industry, which helped develop an eye for color, design, and engaging customers tastes and styles. This particular experience was the perfect springboard for Sidof’s journey. Clutching his natural entrepreneurial spirit, he has spent the past few years turning his once budding sole proprietorship into a now thriving glass lighting & décor corporation.

 In this interview Yosef shares:

  • ·        Don’t be afraid to hustle
  • ·        Listening to clients’ needs
  • ·        Follow your passion
  • ·        Life in the custom décor industry
  • ·        Overcoming a downturn
  • ·        Working in every position of the company
  • ·        The power of coaching
  • ·        Navigating trade shows and Shabbos
  • ·        The power of Tzedaka
  • ·        The importance of constantly working on your business

The podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

All past episodes of this podcast can be found at COLlive and on your favorite podcast platform @thekfactor

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde please email Rabbiw@chye.info
 

COLLIVE KFactor Podcast with “Meny Hoffman ” “Unlocking Klall Yisroel’s Talents”

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All past episodes of this podcast can be found at CHYE.info and on your favorite podcast platform

Meny Hoffman is CEO of Ptex Group, an award-winning business solutions agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. A lifelong entrepreneur, he is passionate about collaborating with growing businesses to create winning strategies that allow them to lead and flourish. Meny is also the founder of the LTB (Let’s Talk Business) platform, which offers business education to entrepreneurs and businesspeople looking to learn, grow, and lead. He is a proud husband and father of seven.

 In this interview Meny shares:

  • ·        Fill your clients’ needs
  • ·        The future of print
  • ·        Knock on doors to launch your business
  • ·        When to diversify your business verticals
  • ·        The importance of the “1 thing”
  • ·        Creating a company culture
  • ·        Importance of business books
  • ·        The difference between marketing and advertising
  • ·        Creating a brand with distribution on Amazon
  • ·        Creating a Brand Perception
  • ·        The strengths and weaknesses of the Jewish Community in Business
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        Learn more about Ptex www.ptexgroup.com

        Download the top 10 recommend books www.menyhoffman.com

        Learn more about the Leaders Forum www.ltbhub.com/leaders-forum

The podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde please email Rabbiw@chye.info
 

KFactor Podcast with “Duddy Shaglov ” “It’s all about creating a system”

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David (Duddy) Shagalov is the founder of Liger Electronics, the umbrella name for his online based company focusing on reselling and manufacturing their own brands. From a short stint in China as a bachur, Duddy transformed his expertise in importing from China into a full-time career.

Together with his two partners, Ariel Mangami and Menachem Wolf, Duddy has become a mega player in the e-commerce industry. Duddy also created and manufactures items for his five unique brands: Liger, which is the consumer electronics brand; Muvita, for kitchen and home appliances; Eravino, for wine accessories; Outdoor Nation, for outdoor tactical supplies; and Astro Drone, a drone manufacturing company.

A serial entrepreneur, Duddy recently launched a sukkah website and is the owner of Bison & Bourbon, a kosher restaurant in Brooklyn and just this year opening “Noga” the first kosher restaurant to return to the Lower East Side

In this interview Duddy shares:

  • ·        Importing from China
  • ·        The importance of goals
  • ·        How to get started on ecommerce
  • ·        The importance of roles in partnerships
  • ·        Breaking into the Restaurant industry
  • ·        Choosing a executive chef
  • ·        First Kosher Restaurant to return to the Lower East Side
  • ·        The Importance of SWOT and Systems

The podcast is produced by CHYE - Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with community news website COLlive.com.

To recommend someone for an interview and to reach Rabbi Werde please email Rabbiw@chye.info