In the guest chair: 

Eric V. Holtzclaw and Dana Barrett

Eric V. Holtzclaw and Dana Barrett

Eric V. Holtzclaw, show expert contributor and Chief Strategist with Laddering Works, joined Dana in studio for a discussion on how to identify problem vendors plus, ways to find the best city for your startup.

Laddering Works was founded by Eric to educate clients on the “whys” of business: why customers buy, why teams work and the “entrepreneurial why.” As Chief Strategist, Eric guides start-up businesses on the path to professionally managed.

In the headlines:

  • For those of us who think all the cool stuff is ITP, time to think again… a new, $100+ million conference center and hotel is being discussed for phase two of Alpharetta’s Avalon development.
  • A new $80 million “City Center” is also being looked at for downtown Alpharetta.
  • The Atlanta house used in the movie ‘Selma’ is now on the market (for $499,000).
  • Although IBM may not be the hippest tech company out there, they continue to evolve and stay relevant. Case in point, IBM is working with the new Falcons and MLS soccer stadium to provide a high tech and connected stadium experience.

Other stuff:

Get the inside scoop on Amazon and how founder, Jeff Bezos took the online company from bookseller to a store with limitless selection. Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of THE EVERYTHING STORE: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone on Monday, March 9th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.