I met Barry Moltz for the first time at the Small Business Technology Summit in New York in 2008 where Network Solutions was one of the sponsors. Barry was one of the Keynote speakers and spoke on the theme “Bounce! The Path to True Business Confidence”. He handed me a rubber band ball and asked me “How do you Bounce ?” and recorded my answer on video. Barry posted the video on his blog Crazy about Business, Insane for Success” .
Experts say that you have less than 10 seconds to make a first impression . Barry has made a lasting impression on me with a friendship that has continued over a few years now. We retained our friendship and meet often at conferences. Barry was one of the leading speakers at the GrowSmartBiz conference in Washington DC last year. His spirit of guiding and helping people definitely makes him a candidate for Huggableman.com
Barry has been speaking and inspiring small businesses all over the country. He makes good use of tools like YouTube and you will find some amazing videos here http://youtube.com/user/bjmoltz . I also like this quote â€œLove everyone, trust a few, and paddle your own canoe” . You can find more such gems at his web site http://barrymoltz.com/about-barry
Barry Moltz gets business owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own businesses ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners out of their funk and marching forward. Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change for entrepreneurs, and get’s them growing their business once again. Barry Moltz has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years.
After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities. He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fifth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai.
His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to comeback and develop true business confidence. It has been translated into Korean and German. His third book , “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. Barry is a nationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he also has taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and The Tavis Smiley Show. He hosts his own radio show, Business Insanity Talk Radio and writes regularly for American Express’s Open Forum, Allbusiness.com, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Now and Crain’s Chicago Enterprise City.