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Top 3 Podcast with Marcia O'Connor

Entrepreneurs sharing secrets and mistakes

  1. In this episode of Top 3, Marcia O'Connor, CEO of the O'Connor Group, had a conversation with Chris Schalleur, CEO of Christo IT, a seasoned expert in the IT world with 24 years of experience. They discussed various aspects of entrepreneurship, including Chris's journey into the IT field, lessons learned from his father's entrepreneurial background, and the importance of core values in building a company culture.

  2. In the latest episode of Top 3, Marcia O'Connor introduces Mike Jamgochian, a CPA with his own firm specializing in proactive accounting and consulting. Mike shares his journey from working at a large national firm to starting his own practice. He discusses the importance of proactive accounting, emphasizing the need for entrepreneurs to stay ahead of financial matters rather than reacting to them. Mike's firm focuses on more than just tax returns; it provides comprehensive financial planning and analysis (FP&A). He stresses the importance of keeping financial records up-to-date in real time, allowing for better strategic planning. Mike highlights the need for entrepreneurs to have a deep understanding of their business's financial health, especially when it comes to profitability in different areas of their operations.

  3. In this episode of Top 3, CEO and founder of the O'Connor Group, Marcia O'Connor, interviews Ian Meierdiercks, founder of IM Wealth Partners. She starts by asking Meierdiercks about his entrepreneurial background, to which he explains that his family has a history of entrepreneurship. His grandfather started a marina that eventually became a Viking Yachts dealer, and his mother's mother started her own business altering dresses, which eventually led to her owning a franchise.

  4. In this episode of Top 3, Marcia O'Connor interviewed Elyse Lupin, the CEO of Elysium Marketing Group, a full-service marketing agency specializing in food and franchise, among other industries. Lupin shared her journey as an entrepreneur, including her successes and failures. The discussion revolved around how the pandemic affected her business and how she coped with the challenges.

  5. In this episode of Top 3 with Marcia O'Connor, she interviews Mike Longo Jr, CEO of 7 Oil, a family-owned business. They discuss the unique challenges of running a family business, including the pressure to succeed and the difficulty of passing the business down to future generations.

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