Episode 458: Relationship-based Entrepreneurship
Sixteen years ago Phyllis Bailey came home from a vacation and launched her PR firm. She never looked back (and she has some great stories). In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Elizabeth Killinger, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant; Karen Love visits with PKF’s Scott Soles; Robin interviews Alex Brown, Waste Management; and Laura Max visits Matchstick’s Steven Leeper.
Russ and Leisa host the show that is NOT your business-as-usual curriculum. We operate in the trenches. Includes: our Quote of the Week—a clever truth from Albert Einstein; This Week in Business History includes little known truths about the Wright Brothers (their original patent for the flying machine was rejected!), Popeye and the Ford Thunderbird; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
By the time Phyllis Bailey started her PR firm, she’d already had several successful careers. Now, 16 years later, Bailey and her firm are totally involved in the fabric of the Houston community. She was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Phyllis Bailey, founder and president of 3B Resources Group, a PR, media relations and special events firm.
Laura Max visits with Steven Leeper, founder and owner of Matchstick, a marketing, communication and design staffing firm.
What can social media do for you? Robin Tooms asks an expert: Alex Brown, senior social media and employment branding specialist at Waste Management.
Community involvement can support your career. Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Elizabeth Killinger, president, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant.
There’s so much more to accounting than financials. Karen Love visits with Scott Soles, a CPA and audit director for PKF.