How visual storytelling can grow your business – FLFPHOENIX – VIDEO

A picture is worth a thousand words, and at Free Lunch (FLF) Friday Phoenix we were reminded just how much pictures actually matter. Print, digital, collages, infographics, and gifs are just a few examples of how images have evolved in our digital age, and we had a few experts on hand to give us the … Read more

How to be passionately curious in life and work – Tom McDermott – FLFPHOENIX talk

You’ve probably heard it from motivational speakers, entrepreneurs or maybe your mom, “follow your passion.” While this phrase resonates with many, including myself, there is another perspective of passion that Tom McDermott, founder of Ignite, posed to our audience at Free Lunch Friday Phoenix. “What about being passionately curious?” he asked. [youtube]http://youtu.be/7pAFY1wMEI8[/youtube] Tom explained that … Read more

Tom McDermott, founder Ignite, speaks at FLFPHOENIX 4/4 at MAC6

Attendees of the February Free Lunch Friday walked away with helpful information from Tom Rusling, general manager of iAcquire, who gave insight into content marketing, the importance of verifying authors on Google and domain authority to a sell out crowd. Rusling expressed, “Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher … Read more

The importance of verifying your co. on Google – Tom Rusling, General Manager of iAcquire #FLFPHOENIX

The shortest month of the year is over and with another month gone, it’s time for another Free Lunch Friday wrap-up. For February’s FLFPHOENIX event, Tom Rusling, general manager of iAcquire, an enterprise search marketing company, gave expert insight into content marketing, the importance of verifying writers on Google and domain authority to a sell … Read more

Tom Rusling, General Manager of iAcquire, to speak at February FLFPHOENIX

Attendees of the January Free Lunch Friday are still buzzing about Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, who discussed how to move up in Google rankings through authentic content. Hartley spoke to the sold out Free Lunch Friday Phoenix crowd at Axosoft about the utilization of Google+ for small businesses. Even though the social features of … Read more

Learn to go where Google is headed – Todd Hartley, CEO WireBuzz – #FLFPHOENIX talk

At the January Free Lunch Friday, Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, discussed a major topic that every small business and entrepreneur should be well informed in, how to move up in Google rankings through authentic content at the sold out Free Lunch Friday Phoenix event at Axosoft. Hartley says, “A definitive indicator of relevance is … Read more

Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, Why You Need To Do Content Marketing and How To Get Started – Jan. #FLFPhoenix

At the December Free Lunch Friday, Kevin Goldman, founder of 29th Design, shared how to bring designers and developers together to help improve ones’ product to a sold out crown. Kevin shared nine practical steps that will help make design an integrated part of your product and discussed how to break down silos in product development between … Read more

LaneTerralever brings home International 2013 Summit Emerging Media Award

Phoenix-based digital marketing firm LaneTerralever has announced its 2013 Summit Emerging Media Award (Summit EMA) win of the Innovator Award for its work with Global Rallycross (GRC) in the Sports/Recreation Website category. Global Rallycross has been working with LaneTerralever to revamp the GRC brand, while creating content that would keep readers engaged throughout the year. The site launched just before … Read more

What made Free Lunch Friday 2013 awesome – slideshow

One of the first events we launched in 2013 was our Free Lunch Friday series. Founder Danny Beckett Jr. wanted to put together a national movement that not only celebrated entrepreneurs and their hunger for growing a business, but to bring them together to network, learn, collaborate and even make friends. On March 29, 2013 … Read more

Kevin Goldman, Founder 29th Drive, the human solution to the designer/developer dance – video

Kevin Goldman, Founder of 29th Drive, gave a thought-provoking presentation “The 9-Step Developer+Designer Dance” at our Free Lunch Friday that focused on how to break through the silos during product development and encourage collaboration between designers and software engineers. [youtube]http://youtu.be/SkIczLagyK4[/youtube] Goldman explained that the current process to developing software products occur in silos, developers in … Read more

Kevin Goldman, founder of 29th Drive, the 9 step designer+developer dance – Dec. #FLFPhoenix

At the November Free Lunch Friday, Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, gave a talk about strategically positioning ones’ company for growth to another SOLD OUT crowd at Infusionsoft HQ. Greg began the talk with explaining how marketing strategies have changed and businesses today are not just selling to their customers anymore, they also need to … Read more

Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, talks positioning ones' company for growth – video

Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, gave an energizing and insightful talk on how to strategically position and market ones’ business for success at our Free Lunch Friday event. Greg began the talk with explaining how marketing strategies have changed and businesses today are not just selling to their customers anymore, they also need to think … Read more

Brian Mohr, COO Y Scouts, cuts through the BS to help find your "Y" in the workplace – video

Brian Mohr, COO and co-founder of Y Scouts, a purposed based executive search firm, led an inspirational and thought-provoking discussion at our Free Lunch Friday with his talk “Building Purpose Driven Organizations.” [youtube]http://youtu.be/hqB5haBftTk[/youtube] Mohr kicked off the talk with some shocking stats from the workplace: In a recent article by Yahoo Finance: 60 percent of … Read more

Brian Mohr, Co-Founder & COO of Y Scouts, to speak at Free Lunch Friday

Last month at Free Lunch Friday, mobile app developers Jo Overline and Ryan Allen, better known as the Dapper Gentlemen, lit up the room with a healthy dose of humor and advice with their talk “Embracing Disruptive Mobile Technology.” Their talk drew over 10,000 views to AZ Tech Beat TV YouTube channel. For entrepreneurs considering … Read more

Jo Overline and Ryan Allen – "Embracing Disruptive Mobile Technology" for your business – video

Jo Overline and Ryan Allen, founders of Dapper Gentlemen a mobile application development company, had a healthy dose of humor and advice as they presented “embracing disruptive mobile technology” for your business at AZTB’s Free Lunch Friday. The talk began with a brief history lesson about how our society’s communication channels have morphed from the … Read more

Free Lunch Friday Welcomes Jo Overline and Ryan Allen, co-founders Dapper Gentlemen

FLF is back in full swing for the month of September! Last month’s FLF kicked off with speaker Thom Brodeur, executive vice president of venture management at Tallwave, who spoke about how Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem can help the state compete on a global stage by taking innovations all the way to commercialization, faster and with … Read more

Smart entrepreneurs, good ideas, capital and a plan-Thom Brodeur talks "Commercializing Innovation"

Thom Brodeur, EVP of Venture Management at Tallwave, didn’t hold back his raw thoughts on how to get Arizona’s entrepreneur scene going and boost our tech ecosystem. Known for his vigor and vibrant presentation style, Brodeur gave a talk about “Commercializing Innovation” to a sold out crowd at the Free Lunch Friday event where he … Read more

"If it's Gonna Get Weird, Get There Fast" – 12 Lessons Learned From Chris Johnson of Terralever – and a few stories too…

As Chris Johnson, CEO and founder of Terralever, put it, “When you look back on 11 years of running an organization, you tend to remember all the failures, all the things that went wrong and, hopefully, things that you’ve learned from.” Johnson shared 12 pieces of advice from his own experiences to a full room … Read more

Chris Johnson CEO of Terralever to Speak at Free Lunch Friday

Standing room only, laughing, inspiration and networking-and a free lunch! Just a snap shot of what you missed at our Free Lunch Friday Phoenix (FLF) event last month with Pat Sullivan, founder and former CEO of ACT! and SalesLogix, and CEO of Contatta. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch his speech at AZ Tech Beat … Read more

Lessons I've Learned – Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan, founder and former CEO of ACT! and SalesLogix, one of the “80 most influential people in marketing history,” by Sales and Marketing Management magazine, two-time winner of the Ernst & Young “ Entrepreneur of the Year” award and CEO of Contatta, lit up the room with personal stories about growing his businesses and … Read more