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“Must Know” Info for Both Entrepreneurs and Government Contractors

Sabrina Teekah


The Teekah Group, LLC



The Main Reason so Many Entrepreneurs Struggle and Fail

Many Entrepreneurs find themselves asking the question What is my next Step? Why am I so frustrated and overwhelmed? Why is this not producing results? WELL You’re asking the WRONG QUESTION! Then what is the right question? What is that critical question you must answer? And what are those MUST do elements that virtually all successful entrepreneurs always do? The answer is – “What is my BIG Vision for my Business”? Without clearly established business and life visions, entrepreneurs get caught in the shinny object syndrome. This leads to frustration and overwhelm. The first step to clarity about your business vision is working on your business model.


Sabrina Teekah is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and teacher, and has been in the entrepreneurial world for over 16 years.

In her corporate life, Sabrina worked in the computer science field for Baxter, Florida Hospital, and CSX. After leaving the corporate world, she worked as an Independent Consultant for the railroad (CSX).

She founded Elegant Interiors in 2002, an award winning, published, interior design firm.
Sabrina knew deep in her heart that she had a bigger role to play in the world and in 2012 her latest company The Teekah Group, LLC was formed.

Sabrina’s mission is to empower Micro Entrepreneurs take control of their own destiny.
She helps them design and create step by step Business building blocks that will catapult them on their path to creating their Dream Lifestyle. |


Kelly McBride


Global Defense Consulting


Must Know Info for Government Contractors

The accounting and contracting compliance requirements for a government contractor are very different than standard GAAP accounting. All practices are driven by the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation), and are audited by the DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency). Noncompliance or substandard practices have MAJOR impacts to government contractors in the way of fines, contract revocations, limits to do future business with the government, and penalties.


Kelly is based in Atlanta and has more than 15 years of progressive accounting, financial and executive management experience having served as Controller, Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for small, mid-size, and large services government contractors ranging from $25 million to $340 million in annual revenues holding contracts at all levels of federal, state and local government, with heavy concentrations in military projects at varying levels of security and contract complexity. She also served as a Partner in the Government Contractor Services Group for Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, a regional based CPA and consulting firm, before founding Global Defense Consulting, Inc.

Her industry experience includes government contractors operating in the engineering, construction, technology, logistics, training and base operations lines of business with executive management and oversight over Accounting, Information Technology, Accounting Information Systems, Internal Audit, Pricing and Office Management. Kelly’s professional services experience includes serving in the Assurance and Advisory Group at KPMG, LLP and as Partner over the Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP Government Contractor Services Group in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kelly focuses her practice in providing consulting, financial and strategic consulting services in the areas of transaction services including due diligence, data room preparation and post transaction transition and integration, accounting system implementation and support (including Deltek GCS Premier® and Deltek Costpoint®), business process review, indirect rate strategies and compliance, DCAA liaison, Pre and Post Award accounting system compliance, financial analysis and reporting, FAR and CAS compliance, bid and proposal pricing, and other government contract compliance services. |

Technology RULES! In both Marketing & Business Management

Sonja Williams

Co-Founder and Director of Marketing

Go Getter Marketing Group Inc


Building a Digital Brand for Your Business

As we launch into a more “digital” age, small businesses need to constantly think of ways to innovate their processes and engagement with consumers. Establishing a traditional presence in the “offline” marketplace is of value, but companies need to position themselves to have strong digital impact to be competitive in today’s economy


Sonja Crystal Williams has led a career in marketing and sales for the past 11 years. She is passionate about connecting with people, sharing resources and opportunities, and furthering the development of small business owners. Sonja was born in Washington D.C. to
a military family and is the youngest of 3 siblings. In 1994, Sonja moved to Atlanta where she currently resides and completed her undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University and MBA from Mercer University.

At age 17, Sonja started her corporate career with NCR Corporation and took on various roles—most notably her assignment in Oiso, Japan where she was responsible for translating and introducing a new operations system to the U.S. She started her marketing career in 2000 with the Federal Highway Administration where she worked on a team of national marketing experts providing marketing plans, web design, graphic design, conference marketing, and marketing training to engineers. She continued her career taking on roles with Career Education Corporation and Eli Lilly as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. In 2008, Sonja began to nurture the growth of her company, Go Getter Marketing Group, where she works with small business owners offering viral marketing campaigns, social media management, search engine optimization, web and graphic design. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Beta Gamma Sigma, and Junior Chamber of Commerce International.

Learn more about Go Getter Marketing Group, Inc. at or visit Sonja at |


Stephen Gross


Trusted CFO Solutions, LLC


The Gross Reality

CPA, Advisor and best practices consultant moves business from outdated on premise business back office and management systems to a Virtual (cloud Based) Environment opening up new business models, flexibility and access to real time customer service, performance dashboards, mobile management, bill pay, and collaboration. Technology rules, don’t be left behind or out-maneuvered by your competition.


Steve Gross is the Founder Emeritus of HLB Gross Collins, P.C.  He was Regional Managing Partner, National Director of Business Consulting and a member of the Executive Committee of an international accounting firm.

Steve founded Trusted CFO Solutions, LLC and Business Builders Team, LLC to assist businesses and management teams in being exposed to, educated, and assisted in transitioning their administrative and financial reporting internal operations to “New Platform Technology.”

These new systems and technologies achieve business goals of (1) reduced cost of ownership of back office systems and equipment, (2) reduced manpower needs of operating and maintaining these processes, (3) real time access to operational reports, dashboards, and financial performance reports anywhere that is accessible to the web, (4) simplified backup and disaster recovery of data, programs and functionality, (5) automatic analysis and insight reports integrated, and (6) presentation products, interactive and enabling drill down analysis of trends, variances, and peer performance on 87” interactive touch digital whiteboard/monitors with video conferencing to aid board groups or management team in far flung locations.

Steve also founded Gross Capital Advisors, LLC and The Gross Consulting Group, LLC at the end of 2011 to pursue advising, servicing and providing capital to business transactions and operating companies.  The market need for investors to locate opportunities and for owners to access capital has never been more intense, and cumbersome with the stresses that have occurred in the financial markets.

In his role of capital formation for clients over the past 35 years, he has assisted companies in raising capital and financing for hundreds of companies and provided capital in the hundreds of millions.  Companies who has used his services including Al Williams Life Insurance, WebMD, NetEffect, HotPalm and many others.  As an advisor to companies with dynamic growth, family offices and high net worth angels, he has provided strategic, advisory and investment advice creating wealth for stakeholders.

Steve is a licensed CPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, and he is Certified in Financial Forensics.  He is a member of the state and national CPA societies.  He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.



Taking Control – In Your Home and In Your Business

Dara McMillan, Owner

My Accessable Home


Home, Accessibility and Your Options….

You love your home but now your physical functioning has changed…either due to the aging process, or from an injury or accident. How do you continue to remain in the home of your choosing and have the most function and accessibility to the areas you need? How do you feel most safe in an environment when mobility is compromised?
My Accessable Home is a specialized home modficiation company that provides free in-home consultations to give folks options for easier living, when faced with changes in their physical status. Our Certified Aging in Place Specialist will provide ideas for eliminating the barriers in the home environment that most often challenge those with physical limitations.


Dara McMillan is a licensed social worker and has spent the past 22 years working with seniors and people with physical limitations. She started My Accessable Home to help eliminate the barriers in the home environment that people, who have had a physical change in functioning, often experience. Dara owns My Accessable Home with her husband, Chuck, who is a contractor and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Together they provide their clients with options for safer and more functional living regardless of the physical limitation. | 404-274-1488


George Tingley, Co-Founder




Take Control of your Digital Presence

George Tingley has owned and operated business’s in Georgia for over 20 years . He is the Co-Founder of Bizwire. a consulting organization that provides marketing services to business owners. The mission statement of Bizwire is to provide business owners with an interactive marketing strategy that is built on scholarly research and practitioner feedback. The business model was developed using four foundational principles of Technology Adaption, Community Network Building,Recommender System, and Social Media marketing Techniques.

www.bizwire.net | LinkedIn


Yes You Can! – Build a Business and Network

Marc E Parham






Marc E. Parham has been successfully consulting for all types of businesses for over 20 years. He has consulted for small to mid-sized business, large corporations, and non-profit organizations in all areas of business development. He has certifications in Project management, Network Engineering, Non-profit Management and other areas of business development. Marc has made it his mission to help people start and grow their small businesses. He has created a successful business coaching program that has assisted many people in changing their lives. He is also available for speaking and training events. | LinkedIn |


Corey Moore

Owner, Fortune Financial Group

Founder, ProNetworker




Consulting Solutions for Organizations and Businesses

Jessica Daniels

Youth By Design Consulting Group, LLC



Changing the World One Child at a Time – Consulting Solutions for Organizations Serving Youth

Youth By Design is an Atlanta based consulting firm that is committed to changing the world by providing individuals, nonprofits, government agencies school systems, faith-based organizations and businesses the solutions and innovation they need to serve youth well. Our business is based on a simple mantra: When our clients succeed, YOUTH succeed. With this understanding we provide highly effective, planning and development strategies to produce youth initiatives that work. Whether you are an individual with a dream or an internationally recognized organization, we understand your valuable role in assisting youth to grow, thrive and succeed. We empower our clients by addressing the operational, programmatic and planning challenges that hinder them from effectively reaching and serving their targeted youth population.


Jessica E. Daniels has twenty years of experience in government and nonprofit initiative planning and implementation. Her areas of expertise are in project management, special events planning and management, target marketing and communications and organizational capacity building. For the last 11 years Daniels has been the owner of Youth By Design, Inc.- a consulting firm offering program planning and event expertise for the enhancement and development of quality and effective youth and adult program initiatives. She has successfully developed a diverse client base comprised of local and federal government agencies, faith based organizations, start-up and internationally recognized non-profit organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Why Not Sports, Inc., NCAA, YMCA of the USA, Fulton and DeKalb counties (Georgia).



Limit Liability and Increase Productivity

Joe Jaynes

Agency Principal

J&A Insurance Agency, Inc.



Join us as we talk with Joe Jaynes, agency principal of J&A Insurance Agency.  He will be helping us take the confusion out of your Commercial Insurance purchase.  He will also provide helpful tips on purchasing Commercial Insurance for small business owners.

Joe Jaynes has 20+ years experience in the property and casualty insurance industry in areas of management, direct sales, agency ownership.  He has commercial lending experience and experience providing collateral protection products and services to mortgage servicers.



Lucas Acosta




Using the Mac, iPhone, and iPad to increase your productivity

We’ve all used and iPod or iPhone to listen to music or play Angry Birds. But what about using one to reduce your IT costs? Do you still think Macs are only for creative types? Think again. Join us in the conversation with Lucas Acosta, co-founder of Foojee as we discuss how Apple products are increasing productivity in traditional business spaces and how it can help your business go further.


Lucas began his formal Apple-centric career in Apple Retail. He was a Lead Trainer in the Atlanta market cultivating training talent within Apple Retail. During this time he also facilitated workshops for new Mac users, in addition to business-specific applications for the Mac. Lucas has spent his last 4 years building his company, Foojee, which implements Apple-based IT solutions for the commercial and educational markets. Although he considers himself a “geek” on all accounts, his true passion isfinding success in others that he works with. Lucas recently celebrated his second year anniversary with his wife, Cristina, and lives in Midtown Atlanta.


Increase Your Credit Scores |Obtain Business Visability | Leverage LinkedIn

Anngie Jenkins

Credit Score Queen™


Anngie Jenkins does NOT perform credit repair services which include writing and sending dispute letters. Instead, she teaches credit strategy. Applying credit strategies to her credit profile is how she rebuilt her own credit, increased her personal credit scores to 781, was approved for $30K in personal credit and approved for over $90K in business credit AFTER a foreclosure and Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a result of a job loss. Today she trains and coaches small business owners; solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on what actions will increase (and/or decrease) their credit scores–specifically, why, how and when to apply credit strategies to quickly experience increased credit scores so they get approved for business credit to grow their business.



Dixie Speck

President & CEO

Solterra Landscape


For Dixie Speck, president of Solterra Landscape Inc., plants and landscaping aren’t just a business, but an obsession.  Her passion led her to leave a career in the engineering field, move to Atlanta, receive training in landscape design and horticulture, and start a landscaping business.

Ms. Speck’s career background includes creating and managing Customer Support and Training organizations.  She and her organization received multiple awards and recognition for providing service above and beyond expectations.  This background is evident from the reputation that Solterra has gained for delighting their customers both in creating beautiful, distinctive landscapes and providing excellent maintenance service.  Solterra customers know that they can request special services and it will always be accommodated.

Ms. Speck currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Urban Ag Council of Georgia and is very active in the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Buckhead Business Association.  In addition she has been selected into the next Class for Leadership Sandy Springs.

Ms. Speck has provided classes on landscape design for Emory University’s Continuing Education Program, and is regularly asked to speak at Garden Clubs and other industry events.  She has appeared as a guest designer for several episodes of HGTV’s Landscape Solutions, for Good Day Atlanta, and several radio programs.  She is also an expert resource for Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine.


Dahlys Hamilton

Founder/ CEO

Metro Atlanta Business Network


In February 2010, thought leader, Dahlys Hamilton, Founder/ CEO, along with her daughter, Janelle Hamilton, Managing Partner, decided to leverage their Linkedin connections by providing a forum for Linkedin members in Atlanta, Georgia, to meet, network, form strategic alliances, and stay abreast of technology and business-related topics. As they presented the idea to their friends and business associates, the idea rapidly gained popularity.
Dahlys’ expertise includes B2B matchmaking and networking. She has a proven record of connecting individuals and corporations creating strategic alliances that are profitable for both parties.


Networking, Taxes and Business Planning

Lisa Douglas

President & CEO

Inklusion PR


Public relations is more than managing the flow of information between an organization and its publics. It is a communications discipline that engages and informs key audiences, builds important relationships and brings vital information back into a company for analysis and action. It has real, measurable impact on the achievement of strategic organizational goals.

Come learn what public relations is, why your business needs it, and how it can affect your bottom line.


Lisa Douglas is Executive Director of NAFE Atlanta, the local network, serving the 28 county metropolitan Atlanta area, of the National Association for Female Executives, a 10,000 member organization founded in 1972. Lisa is also CEO of Inklusion PR, a full service public relations agency, with over 20 years of expertise in public relations, marketing, and special events.

404-913-6233 |



Corey Moore

Owner, Fortune Financial Group

Founder, ProNetworker





Jason Bass

Business Strategist and Host

Bass Business Plans and Development



Mr. Jason Bass is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, and lecturer, helping others start and grow their businesses through smart business strategies.  Jason has started, owned and operated various businesses including franchises such as Edible Arrangements and Quiznos.  As a consultant, he has helped clients in various industries garner millions in capital through superior business plans and strategies.
Jason Bass has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from Hofstra University and his Masters in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Baruch College.  In addition to consulting, Jason teaches Entrepreneurship to students all over the world, who rave about Jason’s classes and their experience.  Students say, “…great delivery, with sprinkles of humor, and …the best class I have had in…years!”  The latest DVD release – Small Business Planning 1.0 – now empowers many more people.

You can find Jason on, a bi-weekly video podcast that he produces and hosts to provide business owners with tips, tools, and resources to succeed in their entrepreneurial pursuits.”

(678) 615-8509 | |

It’s NOT over because the bank said NO! – Strategies for borrowing money on the Secondary Market

Kimberly Hopper

President & CEO

Allpoints Financial, LLC




Kimberly Hopper is the President & CEO of Allpoints Financial, LLC. She started the company after working  over 16 years in the Financial Industry. Ms. Hopper has extensive experience consulting and assisting clients in various industries. Allpoints Financial was created to assist in bringing small businesses back from a unexpected weakened economy. The company offers a wide variety of services including Small Business Consulting, 501(c)(3) Preparation, and Small Business Financing.

770-473-9898 |