Tech in the Right Direction
How-to Build, Maintain, and Grow Your Business

How-to Build, Maintain, and Grow Your Business

November 24, 2020

This week's guest is Leah Faul, the Founder and Owner of 15000 Cubits − a digital marketing agency that focuses on SEO, social media, and paid media to support small and mid-sized companies' growth. Leah started the company in 2015 and has grown it into the thriving enterprise it is today. That success hasn't gone unrecognized as Leah was recently named to the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List.

Leah is passionate about her business and has seen success because of her value-focused initiatives. They focus on five core values: People First, Growth Mind-Set, Celebration Culture, Time-Efficiency, and Commitment to Excellence. These values have driven 15000 Cubits and allowed them to grow throughout the years.

Thank you for listening; we hope Leah's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. To learn more about Leah and her business, visit their website below here: https://15000cubits.com/

Opening Doors Through the Power of Tech Education

Opening Doors Through the Power of Tech Education

November 17, 2020

This week's guest is Sandee Kastrul, the President of i.c.stars - a technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for underserved adults that connects them with career opportunities through their social enterprise and partner organizations. Sandee is also a board member of both Goodcity Chicago and HICC (Hispanic Innovation Center of Chicago). She is currently working on a new book, "Change and Equity" By Sandee Kastrul.

Sandee knows that education opens doors and allows people to reach their potential, and she has dedicated her life to this cause. i.c.stars is the culmination of her ideas around education and training and has grown into a fantastic organization. The program allows individuals to showcase their skills and develop new skills to help grow their careers.

Thank you for listening; we hope Sandee's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. To learn more about Sandee and her business, visit their website below.

i.c.stars: https://www.icstars.org/

Learning, Evolving, and Adapting to Today’s Technological Changes

Learning, Evolving, and Adapting to Today’s Technological Changes

November 10, 2020

This week's guest is Lori McDonald, a former flight controller at NASA and now the President and CEO of Brilliance Business Solutions. Lori is recognized as an industry expert in her field and is a speaker on website creation, eCommerce, and digital strategy at business conferences. Lori has remained on the cutting edge of business solutions by continually learning, evolving, and adapting to changes in technology. From the growth of eCommerce to the evolution of machine learning, Lori has expanded Brilliance Business Solutions by staying on top of these changes.

Brilliance works with clients to implement digital commerce solutions by making organizational changes through technology. In 2020, the company was named to America's Fastest-Growing Businesses by Inc 5,000. Lori's experience in developing internet solutions for businesses and organizations has allowed her to grow her business into what it is today.

Thank you for listening; we hope Lori's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. To learn more about Lori and her business, visit her website below.

Brilliance Business Solutions: https://www.brillianceweb.com/

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The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Modern Age

The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Modern Age

November 3, 2020

This week's guest is Heather Stratford, the founder and CEO of Stronger International. As a thought leader in cybersecurity, Heather keynotes at conferences, universities, and large financial institutions on the importance of keeping their data secure. She continually writes on cybersecurity and was a featured guest at the 2018 G-7 Summit in Canada. Heather also regularly speaks on entrepreneurship, failing forward, women in technology, and diversity in cybersecurity. 

 

Heather is now growing small businesses, and she is passionate about finding and helping young entrepreneurs. This passion led her to become the founder of both Stronger International and Moxie Marketing. Moxie Marketing specializes in turn-key technology and marketing solutions for service industries and their product manufacturers. At the same time, Stronger International specializes in consulting and training with a 360º approach to security. Their services include end-user Security Awareness Training, onsite training in compliance and security, IT and Military Certifications, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, and specialty security projects.

 

Thank you for listening; we hope Heather's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. To learn more about Heather and her business, visit her website below.

Stronger International: https://stronger.tech/

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