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A little planning can go a long way in making your garage/stoop sale profitable. Ava Seavey, author, AVA'S GUIDE TO GARAGE SALE GOLD, uses her former techniques in advertising and marketing skills for flea markets. Does the mania for on-line buying on such sites as E-Bay diminish the attraction of garage sales? Seavey finds these sites enhance the passion for flea markets and people enjoy the human interaction. She suggests sellers can make more on items in person and receive cash quicker. Some tips: "wear your cash" using an apron like holder for your money; presentation is important--a piece of jewelry looks better on a piece of black velvet rather than lying on a table. Seavey shares much more with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Finance, Business
Pravina Raghavan - Director, New York District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 put $12 billion more capital in the hands of entrepreneurs and small business owners. How do you cash in on this lending support? Contact the Small Business Administration. They exist to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The SBA is also important if you think you want to become an entrepreneur and can help you decide whether it's right for you. As to access to more capital, the SBA will help you navigate through the bank and guarantee your loan if feasible. Unemployment is high and small business is the backbone of employment. "There are tax credits available, some for rehiring, some for health care costs, " reports Pravina Raghavan, director of the U.S. SBA New York district office. She advises: "Visit the website www.SBA.gov, enter your zip code and identify your local SBA office, make an appointment and take all your records." Learn more about how the SBA operates from Raghavan on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Jorge Silva Puras - Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, New York
In today's economy, no industry reaches the importance of small businesses, the backbone of our economy. Jorge Silva Puras, regional administrator, the Small Business Administration of New York, discusses his services with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Under his direction, the SBA actively works with banks to provide SBA loans. SBA loans are valuable, (1) providing lower interest rates; (2) offering guidance and counseling for the small business man; and (3) helping to ensure that over 25 percent of federally controlled dollars go to small businesses.
Themes: Small Business, Finance, Entrepreneurs, Service Agencies
Harry Dannenberg - Chairman, New York City Chapter, SCORE
Thinking of starting your own business? How much do you know about your business model? How is your cash flow? What about your location? Have you insured yourself properly? For answers to these and other pertinent topics, contact SCORE, NYC, counselors to New York's small businesses. Harry Dannenberg, SCORE chairman, discusses how to contact and what to expect with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Volunteerism, Finance
Kristin McDonough - Director, New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business
New York Public Library has a business branch dedicated to helping patrons launch and/or expand their small businesses. Kristin McDonough, director, is a past president of the Financial Women's Association. She has a unique background for directing and/or assisting entrepreneurs in creating and growing their businesses. In fact, she discusses her New York Start Up! campaign which awards cash grants to winners on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs
Edward A. Kulich - MD, FAAP
Health care is a hot topic. Dr. Edward Kulich describes his entrepreneurial approach to health services for kids to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. His 21st Century approach: House Calls! By the way, parenting tips are covered during the same visit for the same fee!
Themes: Health Care, Kids, Entrepreneurs
Kenneth Purcell - Founder/CEO, iSeatz
It's good to hear that hard work and a great idea can still be a home run in the business world. Kenneth Purcell is founder and CEO of iSeatz, a leader in on-line travel and entertainment. Purcell grew an investment of $28,000 and a great idea and vision into a $40,000,000 business. Located in New Orleans, he even had to come back from Hurricane Katrina. No wonder he made INC. MAGAZINE'S list of fastest-growing private companies. Hear his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs
Melissa Bushell - Partner/Chef, Baked by Melissa
About a year ago, Melissa Bushell was fired from her job in advertising. What a lucky break! She is a partner in Baked by Melissa, a line of miniature stuffed cupcakes. For you dessert lovers, imagine tasting peanut butter cup, S'mores, cookie dough and much more, all without the past dessert guilt trip. They're bite sized and a value. You'll get your money's worth! Hear her story on GYMW with Judith West.
Themes: Second Chance, Entrepreneurs, Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs
Mark Volchek - Founder/CFO, Higher One
We are told that the economy needs entrepreneurs. Are entrepreneurs taught or born? What's the difference in a dreamer versus a doer? How do you nurture the excitement of doing something in yourself or your kid? Listen to Mark Volchek,who while still in school with two other college pals founded a national finance services company catering to colleges and students, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs
Anthony Napoli - President, Briggs
If you're running a small business, now is the time to be even more creative in maintaining your client base and in cutting expenses. Remember the courage it took to start your business. Rechannel that energy to now push an extra mile beyond those stymied in their tracks. Hear Anthony Napoli describe his marketing savvy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Marketing, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
How hungry are you for a good tomato? Tim Stark, accidental tomato farmer, grows them. If you're eating at a four-star restaurant in New York City, you may well be eating his tomatoes, hot chilil peppers, and other veggies. Why is he an accidental farmer? He graduated from Princeton with plans to write. Instead, he owns a farm in Pennsylvania and supports his family by working the dirt. Okay, and he writes. See him with his book on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Food, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
Angie Hicks - Founder, Angie's List
Did you sit home all day waiting for a plumber? In need of an electrician and you don't know who to call? Call Angie. Her list of service providers has been reviewed and rated by homeowners like you. Angie's List puts reliable information at your fingertips. See her on Getting Your Money's Worth With Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Consumers
Jack Mitchell - Author, HUG YOUR PEOPLE; CEO, Mitchell's/Richards/Marshs
Jack Mitchell and family own the most successful independent retail stores in the country. How? He fosters a culture of niceness with his customers and his employees. His books, HUG YOUR CUSTOMERS and HUG YOUR PEOPLE, blueprint his family's success. He's on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Communicating, Small Business, Consumers, Entrepreneurs
If you're working hard, playing by the rules and broke, listen to Robert Shemin. Voted "least likely to succeed", yet author of HOW COME THAT IDIOT'S RICH AND I'M NOT? Oh, he's the rich idiot.
Themes: Money Tips, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Michelle Jean - Owner, Ginger's Restaurant; Contributor, GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK
Michelle Jean, owner of Ginger's Restaurant in New York City and contributor to the GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK, explains the connection between healthy eating and the East Harlem Urban Community, a fresh concept fostered by Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.
Themes: Dining, Working Women, Food, Women Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs
Brett Wilder - Certified Financial Planner; Author, THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE
Brett Wilder, financial adviser and author of THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE, reveals his formula for avoiding financial trouble. Hear his tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and download his worksheets on QuietMillionaire.com
Themes: Money Tips, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Dave Melton - Domino's Pizza Franchisee
Is the American Dream still alive and well? See for yourself as you view Dave Melton, franchisee of five Domino Pizza stores, relate his success and successes of his employees on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Small Business, Food, Entrepreneurs
 60 Seconds on Value: "The Secret of Success"
In a recent commencement speech, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, asked the graduates, What is the secret of all success?...
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Life Lessons, Mental Discipline
 60 Seconds on Value: "Decisiveness Leads to Success"
The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long, drawn-out back and forth pondering. Consider this: contrary to popular belief, decisions don't drive your long-term success, it's your decisiveness....
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Life Choice, Mental Discipline

More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"

As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

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