Have you ever thought about selling your business?
In this episode, we have the Merger & Acquisition expert in New York City sharing his trade secrets on business acquisition.
Albert Hakim is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor with The Kensington Company where he helps business owners sell their companies as well as helping buyers looking to get into a new business or Franchise.
He is an Entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience across many diverse business segments; as an owner of retail businesses, wholesale and distribution, a web-based business as well as having spent time in the corporate world as head of corporate sales at a publicly traded company. He is uniquely qualified to assist in all aspects of business transactions and brings his talent to the Kensington Company.
Small Biz Tips from My Connections - Episode 1
In this episode, I had the chance to interview my friend George Costello from Costello Creative Group.
George and I go into details on his story, how he started with his agency and how design and creative add value to a company's overall branding. We then went into details in term of identifying the right networking group for a small business owners or Entrepreneur who is just starting out their journey.
If you are looking to learn more about Networking, Branding and Design, this is definitely an episode for you to listen to.
A little bit about our guest:
George Costello is the Founder/CEO of CCG. His company was founded in May of 2012 after he spent nearly eight years with Firmenich, a leading global flavor & fragrance manufacturer. During that time, he functioned as the Art Director supporting global business segments cross-category with their vast communication needs. This opportunity allowed him to develop a deep industry understanding of their client's needs which ultimately led to the birth of his studio and their unique industry focus.
George always had a strong passion for creative arts. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design & Visual Communications from Kean University in 2002, where he was part of the Art Honor Society, he began his career as a junior designer for a commercial printer. From there, he spent a brief stint designing packaging for an automotive company before landing his dream job in the flavor and fragrance space. Since the inception of CCG, his business has grown from one to five employees and has won multiple awards for creative excellence from GDUSA, NJCAMMA, Jspraa, and the NJ Ad Club. One of his proudest achievements is the 2017 'Jersey’s Best MarkComm Professionals Under 40' Award which is a welcome addition to his collection of accolades.
In addition to NJ Ad Club, George is also part of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), The NY Marketing Resources Group, Hudson Business Exchange, and Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC). George grew up in Union, NJ, is 39 years old, and currently, resides in Sayreville, NJ. He lives with his lovely wife Janine of six years and their three-year-old son, Deklin. When George is not focused on creativity or spending time with his family, he enjoys reading, working on his business, and playing drums.
A little bit about our host:
Julbert is widely known as “The LinkedIn Guy”. He is the CEO and Founder of AGM, a B2B agency that specialize on LinkedIn marketing based out of New Jersey. He has been featured and mentioned on Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur, BBC, Huffington Post, ROI-NJ and NJ Business.
Julbert and his team has been working with small and mid-size companies in the US, CA, UK the Caribbeans, helping them maximize LinkedIn for branding, marketing, advertising and staffing. Originally from Haiti, Julbert speaks 3 languages and has an MBA from Northeastern University and he is a Professor at Baruch College in New York City.
In this episode, my colleague Mike Doyle and I discuss tactical strategies on how to generate leads from posting on LinkedIn. He shared his story on how he was able to generate 4 sales calls within 2 weeks from posting great content on LinkedIn. This a great strategy for a small business who is just starting out and wants to build a brand and develop new relationships.
In this episode, we had a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Tricia Taitt, President and Founder of the Art Money Matters, an outsourced CFO firm that help companies project, predict and raise working capital. She provided some real life examples on how a small business can build cash flow and raise capital.
March 31, 2019
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