Monthly Archives: February 2018

Entrepreneurs dealing with lawyers…how to come out on top – LOB 007



Language of Business Host Greg Stoller talks with three experts on small business dealing with lawyers: a specialist who helps a startup get it right, another who understands what makes entrepreneurs tick, another who knows how a company will handle a whistleblower, and another who shares ideas on how an entrepreneur can deal effectively with a lawyer.


The last three feet. How to hire the right people. How to be the right person to get the job. – LOB 006



Hiring the right people is key to making your business work, whether it’s a turnaround, a startup, or an expansion. Harvard MBA and Senior Lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business Host interviews a turnaround specialist who knows how to find the right people, and what the right people need to do to get the job. Also, a customer relations specialist who teachers managers about the last three feet. That’s the final distance between the staff and the customer. Managers don’t always get that close. When your successful business is about to expand into a new and different venture, what are the challenges?


Building an international sales team – LOB 005



The world is a huge marketplace. Learn how to get and keep customers in Asia, England and around the world. Host Greg Stoller talks with a Japanese entrepreneur who consults Americans on how to conduct business there, an American businessman outsourcing work overseas with ideas on how to really make that work, and a business owner who consults overseas companies on how to do business in the US.


Building and motivating your team – LOB 004



You’re planning that new startup. How do you build a strong management team? How do you measure their success? How do you convince investors that you have the right idea and the right people? In this episode, MBA professor host Greg Stoller talks with a Venture Capitalist about what investors are looking for in a management team: an A-rated management team with a B-rated venture, or an A-rated venture with a B-rated management team. Plus, we’ll get insights from a head of HR about how to motivate employees from the C level to support staff, and an IT specialist on new software that can help your sales team make more money.