Entries by Jesse Torres

5 Inevitable steps before launching your business

“If you’ve been considering starting a business for some time, stop letting your fears and worries keep from making it a reality,” says Melinda Emerson, known to many as @SmallBizLady, on Small Business Trends.  She is a Veteran Entrepreneur, Small Business Coach and Social Media Strategist who hosts #Smallbizchat for emerging entrepreneurs on Twitter.   […]

Ten Thirty One on raising 2 million in Shark Tank money

By Jesse Torres The last scariest news in zombie fads, zombie walks, zombie videogames, zombie movies, and zombie-you-name-it has landed on Melissa Carbone, owner of Ten Thirty One Productions, who walked out of the Shark Tank program with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s $2 million in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in her […]

5 Steps to a successful interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing on my radio show human resources expert Brenda Ferguson Hodges regarding successful interview skills. Brenda shared some of her nuggets of wisdom earned over 25 years in her various HR roles within notable companies including Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, and Lucas Film, to name just a few. I’ve included Brenda’s insights […]