Reopening is here. People will see your feet again. Where will you get your new shoes?



 

 

 

 

 

 

Reopening is underway. People are out and about. Now they’ll see your feet again. Where will you get your new shoes?

The Language of Business looks at the challenges of retail reopening – especially when it comes to shoes. Host Greg Stoller talks with retail consultant George O’Shea and independent shoe consultant Larry Reines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host Greg Stoller


 

 

 

 

 

 

George O’Shea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Reines

 

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Get your baby to sleep through the night – LOB 097



You’re a new parent…and your bundle of joy just will not go to sleep. The Language of Business looks at a way to solve that challenge in 1-3 days. Plus, we learn about a manufacturing platform that empowers team members to make smarter, faster, more informed decisions.

Host Greg Stoller talks with Manasi Gangan, Founder of Nested Bean Inc. and Jason Ray, Founder and CEO of Paperless Parts.


Host Greg Stoller


Manasi Gangan, Nested Bean


Jason Ray, Paperless Parts

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How covid affects radio…and gambling – LOB 096



The #1 place for listening to the radio is in the car. The #2 place is at work. But when nobody’s driving…and people are working from home…what happens to the radio stations?

Plus, Las Vegas has been closed. The Strip is empty. Zero action at the tables and slots in the casinos. Same with the restaurants inside. They can’t even do takeout.

The Language of Business looks at how social distancing and working from home has affected the radio business. And the challenges reopening will mean for the gaming industry. Host Greg Stoller talks with Charlie Sislen, Partner at Research Director Inc.. They’re the experts on interpreting Nielsen Ratings. And with gaming expert Mike Dreitzer, President of Gaming Arts in Las Vegas.


Host Greg Stoller


Charlie Sislen, Research Director Inc.


Mike Dreitzer, Gaming Arts

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How to crush an elevator pitch during covid – LOB 095




Chris Sale delivers a first pitch strike

A pitcher wants to start the game with a first pitch strike. A first pitch in business – an elevator pitch – has been no different. But now…it is different. The Language of Business looks at how covid-19 has affected first pitches.

Host Greg Stoller talks with Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College about her new book, First Pitch, that can help you crush it.


Host Greg Stoller


Debi Kleiman, First Pitch

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Kill Covid-19 at home with game-changing EPA approved sanitizers – LOB 094



“You can spray it on a baby’s pacifier and put it right back in the baby’s mouth. It’s that safe!” – Force of Nature

Cleaning and disinfecting are on everyone’s mind these days. The Language of Business looks at two EPA approved game-changing products you can use at home to disinfect and kill Covid-19 bacteria safely.

Host Greg Stoller hears about Force of Nature Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Lush and CEO Sandy Posa. Then we learn about sanitizing your handbag inside and out from Sue Fuller, Founder and CEO of The Oliver Thomas.


Host Greg Stoller


Melissa Lush, CMO, Force of Nature


Sandy Posa, CEO, Force of Nature


Sue Fuller, Co-Founder of The Oliver Thomas

 


MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference – LOB 093



Your game tickets are worthless. There are no games to watch. The entire sports world is on hold…but that doesn’t mean no one is talking about it. The Language of Business goes to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston to meet three teams on the Startup Competition. And one of them winds up a winner!

Host Greg Stoller talks with Jonathan Day, CEO and Founder of Uncaged Sports, an app that can improve your batting stance and swing and your pitching mechanics; Laila Zemrani, CEO of Fitnesity, developers of at-home health diagnostics and checkups; Quinton Porter, former Quarterback at Boston College and US Manager of Pico-Get Personal, an international company that can turn an anonymous fan into a P-1 customer; Jason Rehhaut, MIT MBA candidate and Co-lead Organizer of the Co-Lead Organizer of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.


Greg Stoller, Host


Jonathan Day, CEO, Uncaged Sports


Laila Zemrani, CEO Fitnescity


Quinton Porter, US Manager, Pico-Get Personal


Jason Rehhaut, Co-lead for SSAC

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Restaurant job posting app about to be overwhelmed? – LOB 092



Tony Liu has an award-winning app called JobGet that specializes in jobs in the retail and restaurant space. In the last 6 months he won $100,000 from MassChallenge and $250,000 in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition. But the retail and restaurants have been hammered by Covid-19 closings.

The Language of Business first met with Tony at the MassChallenge 2019 Cohort kickoff in July, then again after his two awards last fall. Now Host Greg Stoller revisits Tony (via Zoom for social distancing) to learn how his recruitment app has been affected.


Host Greg Stoller


Tony Liu, Co-Founder of JobGet

 


You can’t pay your employees or pay your rent. What will the landlord do? – LOB 091



Covid-19 has forced you to close your business. You can’t pay your employees and you can’t pay our rent. You can’t even go into the office. You are strapped. What will your landlord do to help?

The Language of Business visits Washington DC to talk with a commercial real estate broker who wants to try to smooth things. Host Greg Stoller talks with Mike Goldman, President of MGA Inc about ways to handle it and keep your business.


Host Greg Stoller


Mike Goldman, MGA Corp.

 


Challenges of international startups – LOB 090



You’re an entrepreneur from Brazil running a Brazilian food truck. Where you find investors? In the US…or Brazil? A very successful kid’s clothing company in Japan wants to make inroads to the US market. But they have a name problem. They’re called Miki House…but they have no connection to Disney. Will American consumers understand that?

The Language of Business looks at the challenges of international startups. Host Greg Stoller talks with Rodolfo Penna, an entrepreneur from Brazil running two startups while studying for his MBA. And we travel to New York City to meet with Yoshi Takeda, President of Miki House USA, a division of the Japanese children’s clothing giant.


Greg Stoller with Rodolfo Penna


Yoshi Takeda with Greg Stoller

 


Psychodrama…helping young people deal – LOB 089




Psychodrama at Lesley University

How a college professor teaching psychodrama helps psychiatrists. And how an attorney switched gears studied psychodrama and started a company that helps young people deal.

The Language of Business travels to Lesley University in Cambridge to learn about teaching psychodrama with Ed Schreiber. Then we head to Needham, Mass and hear how Carol Bass quit her job as an attorney, studied psychodrama with Dr. Ed Schreiber and started Social Dynamix to help young people deal with social issues.


Dr. Ed Schreiber and Host Greg Stoller.


Social Dynamix founder Carol Bass and Host Greg Stoller.