Today on B4b, Michael Cocanower with itSynergy discussed the best way for small and medium-sized businesses in Arizona to handle their cybersecurity. Then Wes <oss host of Money Matters talked with Ken and Mark about a new survey that examines how consumers feel about FSA and HCA accounts and gave some financial tips for making healthcare more affordable. With no winner in the Stump the Chumps contest today, $100 is now up for grabs in Friday's contest. This week's restaurant is Viola French Bistro.
Today on B4B, Kevin Hernandez, Director of Policy for the LIBRE Initiative. Topic: Tariffs Cause Factory-Sector Growth To Slow Down? Next was Beth Porter, Author of REDUCE, REUSE, REIMAGINE: Sorting Out the Recycling Systems. Following him was Scott Harkey, well-known co-founder of Owen Harkey Advertising, talking all about the upcoming NAWBO meeting in Phoenix.
Today Ken and Mark talked with world-renowned speaker Dr. Willie Jolley for National Jobs Action Day. Then Ramex Baassiri spoke about baby boomers trying to leave their companies to their millennial children and how both can benefit. $50.00 To Viola French Bistro was given away during the Stump the Chumps contest and in the Biz Leaders spotlight was Meghan Alfonso, founder of the Pearce Family Foundation.
Today, Ken and Mark, talked about Black Friday, Record job openings and mobilizing small business owners to vote. First Sarah Hollenbeck from blackfriday.com talked about what Arizonans may spend on that shopping day. Then Leonard Wright CPA Financial Planner talked about the record job openings and the volatile market. NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan on their effort to mobilize small business owners to get out and vote.
On this first day of November, Ken and Mark had a big lineup of guests this morning. First up was Author Stephanie Warren Drimmer. Topic: National Geographic Kids: ULTIMATE SECRETS REVEALED. Then Daniel Ameduri, co-founder of the Future Money Trends newsletter. After him Dr. Victoria Dooley. withTips and Advice on With The Change in Seasons, Holiday Stressing How To Ward Off The Winter Woes. Ségolène Gros the co-owner of Voila French Bistro. Cortney Reed with OfferPad stopped by and a surprising finding from PriceWaiter COO Andrew Scarbrough. Topic: 45% of shoppers will begin shopping for holiday gifts before November 1—and all of them are looking for a deal.
On this Halloween show of Business for Breakfast Mark and Ken heard from WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez talking about how 75 million Americans say their finances are a "horror show." Then Chris Garcia the former deputy director of the US Department of Commerce discussed new interest rate hikes and how they could be catastrophic for Americans. Next up was Arizona native, John Pinto who created BoomBoom Inhalers and was recently featured on Shark Tank. The Assistant General Manager of Pomo Pizzeria came on just before the Stump the Chumps contest for which they're sponsoring this week. Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, today was Gary Colby, bike wholesaler with Colby Cruisers.