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Breaking through small business problems without leaving your chair.
Breaking through small business problems without leaving your chair.

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Added photos to MHD Enterprises and uShip: A Breakthroughs and Barriers Roundtable on Innovative Company Culture.

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Small Business innovators and INC 500 list regulars, MHD Enterprises and uShip, sit down with 2 Red Chairs to discuss their breakthrough growth and the next barriers they are looking to tackle as they bring their company culture to the world.

You can watch live on YouTube, as the CEOs from these two companies discuss the choices that have led to such impressive results for their businesses. Learn how their culture has been a transformative force in establishing expectations for employees, customers, and themselves.

Featured Guests:

*Michael Dedashi - http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldadashi*
*Matt Chasen - http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewchasen*

Michael Dedashi, founder of MHD Enterprises, has defied just about every possible convention on how to grow a business.  When his competitors were setting up payment terms to manage the business from cash, Michael was prepaying for everything he could and re-investing every made dollar back into MHD.  In the process building critical industry relationships on better terms which kept product coming, and his employees working.  When others were doing background checks on employees handling millions of dollars of liquid electronics inventory, he seeks out and embraces those with troubled pasts who have a hard time getting that second chance.  The result is a company culture of trust, accountability, and spirituality not commonly found in the reverse logistics business, or any other for that matter.  And when other companies look to train up employees into senior roles, Michael is mentoring those to follow a path to their own ownerships, now working with several former employees as his customers.
 
The results speak for themselves.  As CEO of MHD Enterprises, Michael is the 28th  fastest growing small business in the country, and #1 in their category in the 2012 Inc. 500.  

Matt Chasen revolutionized a stagnant industry's ecosystem.  He was determined to find a better, more cost effective way to send goods from point A to point B utilizing excess, not often maximized, carrier capacity.  And it’s the same borderline naiveté that's driven him to create a company in his image since.  After all, if he could change the way people ship things, why couldn't he change the way people work?  Look inside the story of uShip; a determined entrepreneurs path driven by a fearless regard for the norms resulting in a shakeup of an industry, and inspired devotion to his employees who've helped him do it.

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Two Red Chairs hung out with 3 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Benjamin Wilkoff, Claire Willett and Elise Kovi

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Put it on your calendars if you are interested in seeing one of the most interesting and innovative small businesses out there talk through their breakthroughs and barriers.

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Two Red Chairs hung out with 5 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Benjamin Wilkoff, Lou Hoffman, Nick Armstrong, Tea Silvestre, and Two Red Chairs

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Two Red Chairs hung out with 3 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Benjamin Wilkoff, Mitchell Fairrais, and Tom Rubens

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We engage in practical and insightful conversations around Small Business issues, curating from a diverse network of people who create context for stubborn problems. We will draw out ideas and approaches from a wide range of industries and backgrounds by asking good questions and pulling up a chair for those who have answers.

This week's topic: Creating and Sustaining Accountability in Small Business

This week's featured guests:
Mitch Fairrais - https://twitter.com/Mitchonthemark

If you are a small business owner or expert in accountability for small business and would like to be in the "on camera" portion of this event, reply to this event or send us a tweet: http://twitter.com/tworedchairs

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We engage in practical and insightful conversations around Small Business issues, curating from a diverse network of people who create context for stubborn problems. We will draw out ideas and approaches from a wide range of industries and backgrounds by asking good questions and pulling up a chair for those who have answers.

This week's topic: Storytelling as a Small Business Function (or, using Storytelling to drive your business)

This week's featured guests:

Lou Hoffman - https://twitter.com/louhoffman
Nick Armstrong - https://twitter.com/imnickarmstrong

If you are a small business owner or expert in storytelling for business and would like to be in the "on camera" portion of this event, reply to this event or send us a tweet: http://twitter.com/tworedchairs
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