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Recent acquisitions, the expansion and how it was funded
Ken desGarennes, CFO, Zayo Groupenclosure-voice 1574_ 6/30/14 - We are here today with Ken desGarennes, CFO, Zayo Group, and we're talking about expansion... from Louisville, CO to the Denver Tech Center to Boulder, the UK and France and finally consolidating the Tech Center and opening a downtown Denver office. They're spreading, expanding, building and surpassing the Billion Dollar milestone! We asked Ken to tell us about recent acquisitions made in Europe, the expansion and maybe how it was funded. So here is the Zayo story as told by Ken... "Sure. I think Zayo is somewhat synonymous with acquisitions. Clearly we've done quite a few and mostly in the U.S. but more recently in Europe. One has closed, Geo in the UK and the other has been announced but not yet closed, Neo Telecoms, in Paris, France. Zayo entered Europe as a business in 2012 when they acquired AboveNet, so this is a bit of an expansion on the toe hold we already had in Europe." Zayo Group is a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, including dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, IP services, SONET, carrier-neutral collocation, and technical services. Our network footprint extends 79,000 route miles, with connectivity on dense metro and intercity fiber assets. Zayo is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with European headquarters in London and Paris. Larry asked about funding these acquisitions and Ken said, "That's a good question. And we've certainly been funding along the way a number of acquisitions in the US and Europe..." There's more...
RELATED LINKS: Zayo Home || Zayo Europe || Economy Builders || Blog || KEYWORDS: Ken desGarennes, Zayo Group, Bandwidth Infrastructure Services, Dark Fiber, Wavelengths, Ethernet, IP Services, SONET, Acquisitions, Data Centers, Carrier POPs, Expansion, bytes=8523758
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Winners Gala Event 1576_
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William Mueldener, Principal, HEIN The legislature's attitude was, everything is subject to sales tax
enclosure-voice 1569_ 6/23/14 - It has taken a lot to get here, to this celebration of the earned successes of the CTA Public Policy Committee during the last legislative session as it relates to the tech industry. We are talking with Bill Mueldener, Principal, State and Local Tax Services, at HEIN with a heavy focus on the technology industry. Bill is also a board member, part of the executive committee at CTA and serves as the co-chair of the public policy committee. Bill's involvement in the association over the last several years has been working to develop policies that are business friendly to help foster the technology development and the industry within Colorado. When the economy took a downturn and the government was naturally looking for different ways to find revenue it came to the attention of the legislature that they should assess tax and make software itself a taxable transaction. The legislature's attitude was 'everything is subject to sales tax, it can't be that big of a deal'. But it's not just a big deal monetarily, but the collection burden, those kinds of things were a big issue...listen for much more...
RELATED LINKS: HEIN || Colorado Technology Association || Podcast Directory || Software Channel || Event Photos Slide Show || KEYWORDS: Bill Mueldener, Hein, Colorado Technology Association, CTA Public Policy Committee, Software, Sales Tax, Legislature, Business Connection Place, bytes=6658824
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Understand what do people want, what do they need
Andrew Wyant, President and General Manager, NASMenclosure-voice 1569_ 6/23/14 - We are at the Mountain Desert Region EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists Reception at the Governor's Mansion here in Denver, Colorado, speaking with Andrew Wyant, President, General Manager of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in the health and fitness industry. NASM is really in the online education business and they focus on personal trainings. If you go to the gym and see a personal trainer, they have to go through a certification process. NASM is involved in delivering the online education that gets them ready for that certification exam, prepares them for jobs and gets them working. Andrew tells us they are really in the fitness and wellness space. it's not just about exercise alone, it can be about diet, it can be about wellness and there are great opportunities for us to keep building this business by helping Americans get in shape. NASM has been around for 25 years and is founded in good exercise science. But what we were able to do was take a great product and start to market it to America. . Andrew's advice for entrepreneurs included "Know your customer. For me the foundation of everything we do is understand what do people want, what do they need." Listen, there's more...
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Robin Chase, Founder/CEO, BuzzCar & NCWIT Heroenclosure-voice 1573_ 6/30/14 - Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network interviewed Robin Chase who is founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace. empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions. Robin is also founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. Robin explained, "We all want to get more out of what we own or have already invested in, or, conversely, to pay only for what we use. Buzzcar, takes the second most expensive asset individuals own (second to their house), that sits idle about 22 out of every 24 hours, and enables it to be shared with neighbors and friends resulting in a much more efficient use of those cars. No matter what you are selling, it has got to be put in a way that appeals to that person (company, government)'s self interest. Getting the brand absolutely right was one of the keys to Zipcar's success. We were financially smart, cool, hip, urban, fun. If you live in the city, who doesn't want to be like that?" Robin offers some great advice for entrepreneurs...listen...
RELATED LINKS: Buzz Car || Robin Chase || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Location Privacy || KEYWORDS: Robin Chase, BuzzCar, ZipCar, GoLoco, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, Entrepreneur, Cars on Demand, bytes=18721126
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Technology and media and successful entrepreneurs
JB Holston, Sitrion and BEN Colorado with Larry Nelsonenclosure-voice 1575_ 6/30/14 - JB Holston has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. He served as founding CEO for NewsGator (now Sitrion) from 2004 through 2012. We spoke to JB at the CTA Public Policy & Legislative Session Celebration where he updated us on his role at Sitrion and the exciting developments there. Next he slipped in a big piece of news for the entrepreneurial community in Colorado... Maybe you've heard of BEN Colorado, JB Holston is the executive director. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has selected the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado (founded by Phil Weiser, Dean of the Law School at CU) to host its first expansion of its innovative Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Through a gift of $4 million, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado (BEN Colorado) will strengthen and grow the networks across the aerospace, bioscience, digital/technology, energy, and natural foods sectors. BEN Colorado will initially focus on the Boulder and Denver Metro Area regions. BEN Colorado will work with Master Entrepreneurs and Advisors to open up important networks of influence to a select number of companies on the verge of rapidly 'scaling up'. The goal is to extend, expand, and connect the networks of experience and expertise in and outside of Colorado. Be sure to listen to this interview and check out BEN Colorado..
RELATED LINKS: Sitrion || Colorado Technology Association BEN Colorado || Economy Builders || Mastering Change || KEYWORDS: JB Holston, Sitrion, NewsGator, BEN Colorado, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Entrepreneurs, Phil Weiser, University of Colorado Law School, Silicon Flatirons Center, bytes=4876228
LISTEN TO: JB Holston, Chairman Sitrion; Executive Director, BEN Colorado

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Strategy is for amateurs, execution is for professionals
Dan Burns, CEO, ACCUVANTenclosure-voice 1569_ 6/23/14 - We are at the Mountain Desert Region EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists Reception at the Governor's Mansion here in Denver, Colorado, speaking with Dan Burns, CEO, Accuvant, an EY Finalist. Accuvant is a cyber security company otherwise known as information security company and security today affects everyone, not only companies and organizations, but people. So the awareness and seriousness of security is just absolutely huge these days. Our goal is to help enterprises protect their data, their information, your information from leaking out to the bad guys. We're a fairly large organization at this point, $700M in revenue, 37 offices across the U.S. and Canada and we're looking to grow this company to $2-3 Billion in the next three to five years. Advice for entrepreneurs: Dan always tells his leaders, "If your best interest is aligned with the success of the people around you, you're automatically going to be successful. So I focus on the success of the people around me and don't worry so much about my own personal success." Dan added, as an entrepreneur you would be best served by focusing 10% of your time on strategy and 90% of your time on execution."...Listen for more…
RELATED LINKS: ACCUVANT || EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program || EY 2014 Finalists || Economy Builders || Blog || KEYWORDS: Dan Burns, Accuvant, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program, EY Mountain Desert Program, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Cyber Security, Information Security, bytes=3333959
LISTEN TO: Dan Burns, CEO, Accuvant - EY Finalist

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Achieving Your Personal and Professional Goals
The Ultimate Win - Your Goal1486_ 1/13/14 - Don't Let Another Year Go By - The Ultimate Win is Yours! Larry Nelson has taught this material in seminars in over a dozen countries, from China to Canada, from Norway to Australia, from Germany to Japan as well as throughout the US. He shares the results of his international research about the Characteristics of an Achiever and then goes on to help you lay out your "personalized blueprint" for personal and professional success. Larry is an internationally published author, has been a consultant to many Fortune 1000 companies and is best known for his train-the-trainer programs and Talk Radio. Larry and Pat developed these materials 20 years ago and put them up on the web in July 2007. The ‘Ultimate Win’ link below takes you to a page that allows you to download and print the entire Resource Guide and listen to all the Audio Sections for FREE. This is our thanks to you…have a great year!
RELATED LINKS: Ultimate Win || 3-Filters || Your Goal || Training Trends || Mastering Change || KEYWORDS: Ultimate Win, High-Tech, Goals, Training Trends, Business, Interviews, Photo Chronicles, Pat Nelson, Larry Nelson > Learn More
LEARN MORE: Larry Nelson, Exec. Director, Institute for Change Research

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