Episode 369: A Family Tradition
The BusinessMakers interview one of our own—Esther Steinfeld Freedman is launching a “cute” new venture. We will also visit with Mark Montgomery of BBVA Compass. In our vignettes, Greg Price revisits the topic of Microsoft Dynamics’ NAV-X distribution software with John Kleb and Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Brandi McDonald, managing principal, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
Russ and John present the show that features those that most positively affect our lives. Are you an amoeba?! Includes: the BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—clever words from American journalist Franklin P. Jones; This Week in Business History includes a significant jousting injury (yup, way back!), an independent declaration (which prompts the launch of other countries as well), and the combination of two Germanies; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know; and Dumb Moments in Business—an odd soccer death.
Our own Esther Steinfeld Freedman is a featured guest. She is about to launch Cuteheads, a line of children’s clothing and accessories. Esther is buying fabric, hiring designers, having clothes manufactured, and is developing her website. She’s very much in startup mode, believing she learned all she needed from her entrepreneur father, and from her interviews for the BusinessMakers Show.
Russ gets candid with BBVA’s Houston city president Mark Montgomery. BBVA’s European parent is in Spain; could this be a problem for an organization with a major global footprint? Deposits and sponsorships are up, and Houston’s 38 percent growth among middle market clients in the commercial banking sector last year says “no.”
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, interviews Brandi McDonald, managing principal, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
Greg Price revisits the topic of Microsoft Dynamics’ NAV-X distribution software with John Kleb, Sikich Technology.