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Interviews:
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
Fabianne B. Wolff Gershon - Director, Thypin Oltchick Institute of Women's Entreprenurship@FEGS
The Thypin Oltchick Institute of Women's Entrepreneurship is a one stop shopping for consultation and referral for small business women. Fabianne B. Wolff Gershon, director, provides a hands-on, reliable service for answering: "Is starting my own business right for me?" "How do I finance my entrepreneur venture?" Ms. Gershon provides information about her organization on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Women Entrepreneurs, Small Business, Finance
Lori Rosen - Managing Partner, U.S., Blacksocks.com
If socks make the man, Blacksocks.com certainly helps. Blacksocks sells you a sockscription and for that you receive all black matching socks quarterly. Your feet are comfortable, fashionably dressed, with no hassles and lots of fun. Lori Rosen, Managing Partner, Blacksocks.com, explains how as unglamourous an item like socks, turned into a business niche with 50,000 loyal customers. Sounds like an American Dream to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Entrepreneurship, Small Business
Oleg Voss - Co-Founder, New York Street Cart, Schnitzel & Things
Four Stars with Mustard. "Zagats" on the street". For an award-winning lunch, buy from the truck: Schnitzel & Things. You get a hand-pounded, lightly breaded cutlet of chicken, pork or cod along with potato salad and sauerkraut. Location by days available on the web: twitter, etc. Listen to Oleg Voss, co-founder and former financial analyst, describe his lunchtime niche on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneur, Food, Small Business
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
Steve Chen - Executive Vice-President, Crystal Window and Door Systems
Steve Chen, Executive Vice President of Crystal Window and Door Systems in Queens, New York, was the Obama Administration's New York City exhibit to showcase the Federal Stimulus Bill. Chen, whose company had earlier begun to manufacture energy-saving windows and doors, has seen his business surge as consumers order his redesigned products and, at the same time, qualify for a substantial tax credit. Chen advised Vice-President Joe Biden at an economic forum in New York City: "Keep the little guy going and the country will move in the right direction."
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Small Business
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
Tim Stark - Author, HEIRLOOM, NOTES FROM AN ACCIDENTAL FARMER
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
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
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
Commentaries:
 60 Seconds on Value: "The Importance of Hugging"
Jack Mitchell and family run the most successful, independent retail stores. In Hug Your Customer Mitchell describes calling customers to make sure they're satisfied....
Themes: Consumers, Relationships, Small Business
 60 Seconds on Value: "The Customer Service Itch"
Recently I got a mailer from a large bank announcing their enlarged service department. The only reason for having a customer service department is to deal with all the stuff gone wrong....
Themes: Consumers, Small Business



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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