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Savor the taste of Success as host Marcus Aurelius serves up only the freshest ingredients that flavor the "Special Sauce" of the most Inspiring Entrepreneurs.
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DAVE BANISTER - The Market Analysts Group

Special Sauce PodcastNov 07, 2020

Keys to Kickstart Your Business After Crisis

Keys to Kickstart Your Business After Crisis

MIKE SORKIN : CEO Immortal Seats -"Gets on the Sauce" and gives our listeners a little insight  to his Special Sauce.   

Not every small business owner is able to adapt and overcome after a crisis.  Like owning a ticket sales company and every venue is forced to shut down because of a pandemic. 

Now what?   Well... Tune in and listen, as the creator of
"Jacksonville Jesus" opens up and shows us exactly  how he stood up,  tightened his belt and pivoted his business to come out on top!

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IMMORTAL SEATS  "Making Memories One Ticket at a Time"
***If you're purchasing tickets on IMMORTAL SEATS, don't forget to use Code : SAVE5 and get 5% off on ANY ticket orders.***

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ELENA CAPALDI : Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
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RYAN GAGNE : Venture X

RYAN GAGNE : Venture X

Venture X is a shared workspace and community that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming.  Catering to flexible office space with lounge areas, private offices, and many amenities for business to utilize.

Ryan Gagne, the owner of Venture X Marlborough, sat down with the SAUCE to dish the secret ingredients to his Special Sauce! 

Gagne went to college at Bridgewater State University with a degree in finance. Gagne also spent time in the Marines and felt that it taught him a lot about how to “take on any task or problem and solve it… you learn very quickly that there’s no challenge that can’t be accomplished.” After his time in the Marines, Gagne worked in global banking with currency trading for almost 20 years.

Gagne has worked in “just about every type of office environment for small scale offices to large scale trading floors” and many more. Gagne even worked at home for a while, sometimes at his kitchen tables and sometimes in a closed-door office. All these experiences gave Gagne the ability to understand and connect with anyone who seeks office space at Venture X.

He purchased his Venture X location because he wanted to get out of global banking and the strain it put on him with travel. Gagne felt that he just “needed a change.”

A business broker told Gagne about Venture X and he knew if he could just find the right location to open his own and make the change for his life he’d been craving.

Recently, Gagne was honored by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce as its 2020 “Business Person of the Year.”  Continuously striving for better, Ryan has successfully created business opportunities in every climb and place.

A constant problem solver with two decades of financial services and eight years of military experience, Ryan knows how to lead and how to find a solution, no matter the situation.

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Mar 22, 202120:51
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BRITTANY DROZD : Coaching Entrepreneurs / Creating Leaders
Mar 04, 202131:43
Growing a Financial Service Business to 450M
Jan 21, 202153:07


How to transform the way your organization works...

Is your business ready for Augmented Intelligence?  Well, just in time for the holiday season, CEO Steve Stark  stops by the SAUCE to promote his  newest business startup CerteVerus AI, a business navigation system that makes every decision your best decision. Marcus extracts why this will be one of the most viable and necessary future startups for all businesses looking to Stop Guessing and Start Growing.
Steve has been an executive sales leader with over 20 years of sales and sales leadership accomplishments in the high tech industry. With a proven track record of solution based revenue and profitability growth. Steve has honed a unique ability to recognize market changes as well as develop and execute strategic plans to take advantage of the opportunity these changes represent. Focussed on providing value to drive optimum outcomes for customers, partners and the company.

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Dec 19, 202031:22
GIOVANNI FEROCE : Giovanni Feroce Strategic Consulting

GIOVANNI FEROCE : Giovanni Feroce Strategic Consulting

GFSC Senior Consultant, Giovanni Feroce gets on "The Sauce" with Marcus Aurelius and discusses...

How to scale your business to Rockstar status!

Giovanni Feroce is a highly successful and experienced business executive.  As a world-renowned marketing and management leader, he now advises individuals, entrepreneurs and executives interested in using his proprietary marketing, management and leadership training to incorporate highly effective systems and standards to generate explosive growth with his exclusively curated network.

Giovanni’s extreme successes and failures provide unprecedented guidance in navigating inevitable crisis.  His “battlefield speed and expectations” will put everything in a manageable perspective and build confidence and focus on achieving the vision and objectives you and your team set out do.

Giovanni graduated with a BA from the University of Rhode Island, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School's Advanced Management Program; and from the United States John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s Civil Affairs Officer Advance Course. He was also awarded Honorary Doctorates in Business from URI and Rhode Island College. His political background includes being elected and serving as the country’s youngest state senator; he also served as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island State Lottery taking it from $58 million to $456 million in two short years. A retired U.S. Army field grade officer, he is an Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom combat veteran and was at one time a Ground Operations Officer and Interagency Operations Officer at US Central Command. He also served as the first-ever Liaison for USCENTCOM to the U.S. Government for all six core agencies, CIA, FBI, DEA, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of State and the Dept of the Treasury. His most well-known corporate accomplishment was as CEO/CMO of Alex and Ani where he managed hyper growth, increasing sales from $2.2M to over $350M in a 48-month period and an overall enterprise value of well over U.S. $1 billion.

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Nov 24, 202026:20
DAVE BANISTER - The Market Analysts Group
Nov 07, 202034:01
DEE DAVIDSON - Living Nontoxic With DEE

DEE DAVIDSON - Living Nontoxic With DEE

Special guest, Dee Davidson, Zoom's with us and gives us the lowdown on living nontoxic!
As the #1 top selling Pure Haven Independent Consultant, Dee's  genuine care for the success of others and her 100% commitment to training and mentoring her team with the same passion she has in making a difference, opens our eyes and opportunities to the clean life!

From teaching classes on how to read and decode labels, using essential oils safely, providing families with a variety of safe and effective health care products to raising awareness of common health-threatening toxins in the home and changing chemical policies in the U.S. Dee is truly a woman on a mission!

"Your success is my success!" - Dee Davidson

Oct 17, 202025:31
Oct 17, 202022:38
MATT LEONARD : CEO Military Talent Source

MATT LEONARD : CEO Military Talent Source

MATT LEONARD navigates us through the uncharted territory of creating a unique business, the employment space and emphasises what it means to believe in yourself.

Matt is a former U.S.Navy veteran *SCPO (Ret), Founder and CEO of Military Talent Source, a specialized recruitment process outsourcing firm that conducts military recruiting and veteran employment consulting.

*Senior Chief Petty Officer - Retired

Oct 17, 202018:44
JOSH GORRA : Destination Driven
Oct 17, 202046:53
CHEF BILLY MANZO : Federal Hill Pizza Co.

CHEF BILLY MANZO : Federal Hill Pizza Co.

Chef Manzo serves up quite a tasty treat with ALL the toppings!  
From flea markets to pizza shells to Chefs Feeding Kids...
Owner of Federal Hill Pizza Co. and Co-Founder (with his wife Christine) of the non-profit Chefs Feeding Kids; Chef Manzo gives us an in-depth look at focussing your attention to the scope of your business's analytics, continuing his legacy and channeling his success to give back to his community. 
Only 1 of 2 certified Master Pizzaioli in the United States, his cooking has taken him across the globe, he's been featured on the Food Network, the Phantom Gourmet and as a contestant of The World Pizza Champions.  But his skills as a chef and business owner, passed down through the generations, brings an energy and joy for food that transcends the audio space.  For Chef Billy, Food = Happy!

“Keep it simple, only use the best ingredients, and always strive for perfection.”
                                                                                                - Chef Billy Manzo

Oct 17, 202053:50
BLADIMIR MERCEDES : American Capital Express
Oct 17, 202028:29
Oct 17, 202024:14
ADAM DeCICCIO : Veterans Inc.
Oct 17, 202033:23
Oct 17, 202025:05
JIM MULLOWNEY : Pharma Cycle

JIM MULLOWNEY : Pharma Cycle

Founder and CEO of Pharma-Cycle, Jim Mullowney joins the Sauce. Jim is a well-known leader and scientist in the hazardous waste industry and a pioneer in the field of cytotoxic sanitary waste. He has devoted many years to developing the Pharma-Cycle™ Solution, receiving five patents that place the company front and center in the global fight to make cancer therapy safer. He has successfully advocated for federal and state legislation that mandates control of certain cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs from the time they arrive at the pharmacy all the way through excretion by the patient.

When Jim began his career, it was just becoming unacceptable for manufacturers to pour chlorinated solvents down the drain. Through the years, Jim witnessed the industrial environmental transformation first-hand and the dramatic impact of workplace public awareness, personal health and safety. With over 30 years of experience in the hazardous waste industry, Jim is a pioneer in the field of cytotoxic sanitary waste.

Once he expanding his work into hazardous waste generated by hospitals and universities, Jim recognized an opportunity in the safe collection, destruction, transportation and disposal of cytotoxic chemotherapy. So he developed and patented Pharma-Cycle Solution for the safe disposal of human waste excreted by chemotherapy patients. And continues to be a passionate advocate for the protection of caregivers, families and our water supply.

Jim holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a concentration in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He did additional coursework in the Suffolk University M.B.A. program. Professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

If you'd like to help donate to the continued development of the Pharma-Cycle Solution, you may do so

Oct 17, 202027:36
TONY FIELDS : Cleartech Group

TONY FIELDS : Cleartech Group

Cleartech Group Founder & President, Tony Fields... Zooms with us at the Sauce to give us the Clear skinny on today's IT Business Solutions.  

Beginning his career in computers in 1992 when Tony enlisted and proudly served in the United States Air Force.  After serving in the military as a Computer Operator he started his civilian career working as a Network Administrator, eventually advancing to an IT Project Lead and a Senior Network Engineer. 

In 2004, looking to make a positive impact on his community and support local business, Tony decided to become an entrepreneur.  And began with a simple goal...
"Support businesses with technology that will allow them to grow and prosper."

Cleartech provides consulting and managed IT business solutions for small and mid-sized firms and recently earned the recognition for tremendous growth in revenue and outstanding community service.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Cleartech Group the 2020 Minority Owned Small Business of the Year.

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