New     Submit     Search     Register  
The Jason Cavness Experience on Smash Notes

The Jason Cavness Experience podcast.

April 18, 2020

The Jason Cavness Experience is a show where I talk to small business owners, founders and other interesting people. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy



Episodes with Smash Notes

This episode of the Jason Cavness Experience is a Replay of David Meltzer’s 2 Minute Pitch Competition


cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR   across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


Pitch Format


10 companies participated. With each pitching for 2 minutes and David giving 3 minutes of feedback and advice. David awarded prizes to the top 3. Spoiler alert, I finished in the top 3.


August Two Minute Pitch Competition

Here is the link to apply to compete in David’s two minute pitch competition on August 28 at 11 am PST

https://dmeltzer.com/pitch/


This is a great opportunity to get your company out in front of lots of people.


David’s Social Media


David’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/davidmeltzer11/


David’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidmeltzer/?hl=en


David’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflt1OopRWIApMOjVgZyJ6Q


David’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidmeltzer?lang=en



David’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmeltzer2/


Text David at (949) 298-2905




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I am on The Dave’s Head Podcast as a Guest.


I am a guest on The Dave’s Head Podcast. A great new podcast hosted by David Euwings


cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


Bunker Labs

Starting a Business

Performance Reviews

Bonuses

LinkedIn

Finding a Job

Unemployment

Certification

College Majors

Veterans in Residence

Labor Markets

Equal Pay


Jason’s Bio

Jason Cavness is a retired U.S. Army officer who served for 25 years, to include 8 years as an enlisted member.


He has previous startup experience with MyUnfold.


He is currently CEO/Founder of CavnessHR. CavnessHR delivers HR to U.S. companies with 49 or fewer people across the U.S.


He also hosts The Jason Cavness Experience where he talks to small business owners, founders and other interesting people.


He has also taken on the role of Seattle City Leader for Bunker Labs. Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit that helps to inspire, equip and connect the Military community to entrepreneurship


His personal motto is “Be Great Every Day”


He does his best to add value, help to solve problems daily and to help others become better.


He has a Master’s in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is SPHR certified.


Jason’s Social Media


cavnessHR Website. https://www.cavnesshr.com/


cavnessHR Blog: www.cavnessHRblog.com


cavnessHR Twitter: https://twitter.com/cavnessHR


Jason’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasoncavnesshr

 

Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


cavnessHR Facebook Page: https://business.facebook.com/cavnessHR/


Jason's Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/jason.cavness.5


cavnessHR Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/cavnesshr


Jason’s Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/jasoncavnesshr


cavnessHR YouTube: https://cavnesshr.co/cavne8cbb1


cavnessHR Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/cavnesshr


cavnessHR TikTok: https://cavnesshr.co/cf8


Jason’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncavnesshr/


Jason’s Advice


Just get started.




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Laura-Beth Christensen Co-Founder Leverage Benefits


·      

CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR   across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


Domestic violence and homelessness.


Her focus and fire to make something of herself


Her company Leverage Benefits.


What small business owners are getting wrong about benefits.


Laura-Beth’s Bio


Co-Founder and Owner of Leverage Benefit Consulting, since 2010.


Featured in Courageous Women’s Magazine as one of the Top 25 Courageous Women in Business.


Featured on the Bend and Sway podcast focused on people who lived or grew up in rural eastern WA.


Featured in the National Outbound Conference by Jeb Blount, for success in business.

Laura’s firm has ranked as the #1 agency for the past 7 years. She was personally recognized as the Nation’s Top Sales agent for one specific carrier in 2017 & 2018.


Domestic Violence in the 90’s caused homelessness with 3 kids, sleeping in a car rest area on I-5.


While homeless, started community college. First person in all generations of her family to attend and complete college.


Graduated Cum Laud from Seattle University with Criminal Justice, Communication/Journalism


Was a Lieutenant in a men’s detention facility, was the Director of Women and Children’s homeless shelter programs to include but not limited to: DV, Women out of Corrections and Human Trafficking

Victims.


She has been a Keynote speaker on Homelessness issues in Washington as well as a speaker on Courage to Change your life.


After the recession of 2008 she decided to start her own business consulting for businesses on compliance and benefit trends, needs and solutions.


She runs a multi-million-dollar consulting firm serving the entire country, and headquartered in Western Washington


Her clients are companies with 10 to 10 thousand employees providing services that address the trends affecting their industries and employee needs.



Laura-Beth’s Social Media


 Company Website: www.leveragebenefit.com

 

Company Email: LBC@LeverageBenefits.com


Company LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/lbcleverage

              

Company Instagram: lbc_leveragebenefit

                

Company Twitter: LBC_LeverageBenefits


Company FB: https://www.facebook.com/leveragebenefit/


Laura-Beth’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lbcleverage/


                                                        

Laura-Beth’s Advice


My last minute wisdom is that when the sky is falling, and it seems like we're in a complete state of chaos, professionally, personally, nationally, it is not true. We are not in that state unless we own that state. Don't let the sky fall on you. Dig deep for some strength and reach out to people who can keep encouraging you when you start feeling overwhelmed in this time.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Paul Jun – Co-Founder/CEO at Filmocracy


cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com

Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


His company Filmocracy.

His experience as a Military Veteran.

His experience with Veterans in Residence.

His entrepreneurial journey .


Paul’s Bio


Paul is a serial entrepreneur and USAF veteran. He served as an intelligence officer and upon completing his service he moved to the film industry where he worked as Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Covert Media. UCSD and CSUF MBA alum. 


He co-founded Filmocracy to help democratize the imbalance of power in the entertainment industry.


Paul’s Social Media


Twitter: @filmocracy2

IG: @myfilmocracy

Facebook: https://facebook.com/filmocracy

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/filmocracy/


Paul’s Advice


We are in a very interesting time in history. There's so much disinformation out there that I'm reading that is not the right information. All we can do is keep learning, keep trying to figure out more stuff. 


Trying to become more aware of what the world is about. because I think we're slowly becoming this dystopian future that we love to make movies about We kind of laugh it off, but it's also not that funny.





See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Bonnie Tinder – Laura Rike Pinterest Powerhouse who helps high-performing entrepreneurs and content creators grow with SUSTAINABLE systems


·      

CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com

Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com

 

@cavnessHR   across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


Her company Laura Rike.


How she believes there is no such thing as competition.


Why Pinterest.


The importance of having a social media presence.


Laura’s Bio

Laura Rike is a Pinterest Powerhouse who helps high-performing business owners, content creators & influencers grow PROFITABILITY the right way with SUSTAINABLE systems.

 

She has helped clients and students bring in over 50k+ in monthly revenue. Her clients have become industry leaders with 6-figure businesses and are growing sustainably by ranking on the first page of Google and getting targeted email leads daily.

 

With over 3.2 Million monthly viewers on Pinterest alone, Laura has been featured as a guest on podcasts like Ultimate Marketer, Twin Cities Collective, and Small Business Revival. She lives in Minnesota with her family and can be found online at laurarike.com


Gift

We have this amazing thing. It's called the Fantastic Toolkit. For anybody who is looking to get started with Pinterest. It's a complete system that makes it easy to be able to get noticed.


It's $37. It comes with a ton of different things. We have a hashtag swipe file in there. That gives you over 700 different niche specific keywords, and hashtags you can use on the platform.


I have customizable templates in there. We have different video templates, and image templates and text templates that you can use on the platform.


I have a branding guide to make sure that you're sticking within those brand colors and guides as you're creating these visual Appeals for the platform. We have a custom dashboard for Google Analytics, tracking capabilities to teach you how to be able to track what's happening on the platform.


The link is below.


Laurarike.com/toolkit

Laura’s Social Media


Website: https://laurarike.com/


Instagram: @laurarikee


Pinterest: @laurarike


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraRike/


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurarike/


Twitter: @laura_rike


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Envizionadvertising/featured



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Ken Charman - CEO at uFlexReward, Unilever

·      

CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com

 

@cavnessHR   across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


uFlexReward, Unilever.


His entrepreneurial journey.


What has changed and not changed in software.


Ken’s Bio


Ken Charman has been involved in major enterprise software projects since 1987, specifically in financial consolidation and reporting systems, and has built high-performance teams in IT start-ups that were acquired by Oracle, SAP, IBM and Sungard. In 2009 he headed up Simulstrat, a spinout start-up from the King's College London Department of War Studies, that ran simulations and corporate wargames to test business strategy, including response to the Swine Flu epidemic, and which was later sold to Deloitte. 


Ken is now the CEO of tech startup company, uFlexReward - a cutting edge HR tech platform that collates all costs to do with employees (salary, pension, bonus, shares etc) into one real time platform. The technology was built for Unilever, underpinned by agile methodology, and has now been rolled out across Unilever globally; it’s a case study Ken presents to masters students at the University of Oxford.


Recognising how crucial total reward data is in being able to look at early choices when it comes to workplace restructuring post COVID-19, Ken’s team has now designed a corporate wargame for companies to research alternative solutions to redundancy as the pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc. 


Ken’s Gift


Play the Covid-19 Wargame : https://www.uflexreward.com/pandemic-wargame/


Social Media


uFlexReward Twitter: @uflexreward


uFlexReward LinkedIn:  uFlexReward


Ken’ s LinkedIn: - Ken Charman,


uFlexReward Website: www.uflexreward.com

Ken’s email: ken.charman@uflexreward.com

                                                        

Ken’ s Advice

 

I'm gonna go back to that plea, to HR to stand up and lead the world. It needs us in this moment of crisis. So, it's not advice. It's a request that we show the way that we show that there are other things that we can do to help companies survive and cut costs and create a fairer society. I'm asking people in HR to do a great job.




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Joey Price – CEO of Jumpstart:HR, Award Winning Startup CEO, HR Subject Matter Expert, Business Podcast Host and Social Media Influencer


CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com

 

@cavnessHR   across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


Juneteenth.


Why he became an entrepreneur.


The state of the HR profession.


Why HR is important to small business and startups.


Joey’s Bio


Joey Price is an award-winning human resources executive, business coach, thought leader, and professor. He is the founder of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, an HR consulting practice specifically for small businesses and startups, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly personal and professional development podcast.


As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, Joey innovates by creating HR solutions for small business owners and start-up founders who want to build better, more competitive businesses. As a podcaster on the Business, Life, and Coffee show, Joey shares carefully curated conversations on personal finance, psychology, professional development, and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike.


BLC is a podcast focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life through relevant content that endures over time. Joey is a recent HR Executive Magazine Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, SHRM Top 30 Under 30 award winner, one of Forbes Magazine's Kevin Kruse's Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts in the World, and frequently cited HR and Startup Thought Leader in publications such as Forbes, HR Magazine, Inc., Businessweek, AMEX Open Forum, Money Magazine, and more.


Joey’s Gift


If you've enjoyed this conversation with Jason and I, and you want to learn more about HR and what JumpstartHR can do for yourself and your business. Go to https://jumpstart-hr.com/contact/ and you'll be able to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. You'll talk with me, we'll understand what your business needs are, we'll get a game plan together, and we'll help you grow.


Social Media


Joey’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeyvprice/


Jumpstart:HR Website: https://jumpstart-hr.com/


Jumpstart:HR FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/jumpstarthr/


Jumpstart:HR Twitter: https://twitter.com/jumpstarthr


Jumpstart:HR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumpstarthr/


Joey’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joeyvpricehr/

                                                          

Advice


I would say while COVID has us sheltering in place and many people listening to this now will see a lot of the limitations lifted off of where they live. But no matter where you are, if you're sheltering in place, or if you're heading back into the office, you still can connect online with people.


I encourage you to expand your network, meet someone new, set up a virtual coffee meeting over zoom or Skype or hang out or whatever that may be. Just find a way to build your network, learn something new, and learn about someone new. That's my parting thought.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Bonnie Tinder – Founder of Raven Intel – Amplifying the Voice of the Customer in Enterprise Software Consulting


CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


Her company Raven Intel.


Her entrepreneurial journey.


What has become better and worse in the world of HR software.


Why HR is important.


Bonnie’s Bio


For 25 years, Bonnie has worked with top Human Resources software companies, leading implementation, marketing and sales initiatives. Bonnie was most recently in industry and competitive intelligence analysts to be able to build a messaging and sales effectiveness programs. 


In 2018, she founded a Raven Intel, a peer review site for enterprise software consulting. Designed to help customers make well informed choices and implement in an intimate implementation partner.


Gift


This month, if you write a review about your HR project experience on our site at https://ravenintel.com/ We're offering a $20 gift card to GrubHub. 


Bonnie’s Social Media


Company Website: https://ravenintel.com/


Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/raven-intel/


Bonnie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnietinder/


Bonnie’s Email: bonnietinder@ravenintel.com


Company FB: https://www.facebook.com/ravenintel.inc/


Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravenintell


Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raven.intel/


Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CBSkVE4d5qm6p_NijgIvQ/featured?disable_polymer=1




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Shravanti Chakraborty and Dr. Candice Reimers of People Runway – People solutions for startups


CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


People Runway


The transition from Google People Operations to their own company.


How to have a remote team and a great culture.


What startups are getting wrong about HR.


Shrav and Candice’s Bio


Shrav and Candice founded People Runway to support startups going through transformation and to work with companies to build their culture, people roadmap and people processes. This includes career paths, performance management, manager and leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives, and HR infrastructure.


Shrav & Candice were founding members of Google's People Operations team and helped scale Google teams, offices, and processes during periods of high-growth and change. Between the two of them, they were at Google for 25+ years. More recently, Shrav was Chief People Officer at Coursera and joined Candice in 2018 to start People Runway 


During Covid-19 much of their work has focused on leadership coaching, sustaining company culture and living company values through the crisis, consulting HR leaders on critical decisions, and helping companies build a "remote first" mindset. 


Gift


We both are HR folks to our core and we know this is a really challenging time right now. To really support peoplee in every way possible. We are doing free consultations. Feel free to reach out to us. We're happy to jump on a call and talk through any challenges that you might have. 


Right now there's no roadmap on how to work through COVID-19. We also see a really great opportunity to employ and to improve the employee experience and increase representation and fairness within the workforce. If you're working for your organization on how to improve some of your processes, we're happy to talk through and help you figure out how you might do that.



Social Media


Company Website: https://www.peoplerunway.team/


Shravanti’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shravanti-chakraborty-4295321/


Candice’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/creimers/

                              

Advice


Top of mind for us right now has been employee experience in so many different ways. This has come out in our conversation, where companies are really defining themselves on how they're treating their employees through the COVID-19 crisis. Being flexible and supportive in when folks are working and what those expectations might be based on people that are directly indirectly impacted by COVID-19. 


But also, you know, being flexible and recognizing the reminder of the systemic racial and injustices that are happening and the impact that it's having on employees as well and taking a stand in solidarity. But also looking internally as an organization and how you can be better as an organization internally also. I just I think it's been a tough time. But I think this is also an opportunity to see change, a shift for improvement. We believe we can improve the employee experience. But they've got to be intentional and they've got to be thoughtful in how they approach it.




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Dr. Aditya Nagrath, Chancellor, Elephant Learning Math Academy

CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


What is wrong with the way the world teaches math.


The importance of public speaking.


Elephant Learning Math Academy.


Why HR is important


Aditya’s Bio


Dr. Aditya Nagrath is a visionary leader on a mission to change the way that the world teaches mathematics. Dr. Nagrath is the co-founded Elephant Learning Math Academy which is a gamification of a proven curriculum. On average, children in Elephant Learning learn 1.5 years of mathematics in 10 weeks using the system just 30 minutes per week.


Dr. Nagrath, at age 14, taught himself C++ and continued on to read books on game development and neural networks which are the basis for modern day artificial intelligence. He graduated from the University of Denver with a dual major of Mathematics and Computer Science, continuing on to graduate school while working full time as a software developer to graduate with a PhD in Mathematics & Computer Science 7 years later.


After at decade in University, Dr. Nagrath graduated to found Elephant Head Software where he lead a team of no more than 10 engineers to bring over 35 different product lines with over 50 different applications to market between 2009 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Nagrath co-founded Elephant Learning with Professor Alvaro Arias from the University of Denver in order to bring transformational change to America's education system. 


3 out of 4 students are not proficient at High School Mathematics, leading to 69% of STEM majors switching majors to a major with less mathematics. Math deficiencies happen completely amongst income lines leading to a preservation of the cycle of poverty as mathematic scores often predict high school drop out and over all scores.


Elephant Learning provides mathematical activities from counting to calculus that are proven to foster deep understanding in mathematics with transformational results for children through all walks of life. Empowerment is understanding the concepts that hold us back, enjoyment in the classroom setting is understanding the teacher.


Dr. Nagrath is also a seasoned public speaker, software developer, social media marketer, and businessman.

Aditya’s Social Media


Company Website: https://elephantlearning.com/


Aditya’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adityanagrath/


Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elephant-learning/about/


Company FB: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantLearningApp/


Aditya’s Advice


I had a conversation with someone the other day on a podcast and it was about a context for disempowerment. A context for disempowerment is the idea that I can't do something. The reality is that I believe human beings can achieve anything that they want, if they adapt to the situation. 


They take the opportunities that are presented to them. It's important to identify where you're creating contexts of disempowerment in your life. I mean, it's something else and learning now that we're kind of working on that actively because our mission is to empower and if there's a context for disempowerment, then it's very challenging to be empowering.





See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Hélène Thibieroz, PhD Founder and managing partner at We Grow Green Tech, Green technology entrepreneur, Impact Investor


CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


What exactly is a B Corporation?


What makes a company a green tech company.


We Grow Green Tech


Startups and entrepreneurship


Helene’s Bio


Helene is a driven technologist and business entrepreneur who thrives on solving complex puzzles unifying technology, business and environment.


Helene loves technology and strongly believe it can be successfully applied to create practical solutions to our environmental problems. She created the business consulting firm We Grow Green Tech.


Helene’s 20+ years experience combines advanced research for deep sub-micron processes, engineering management for leading high-tech companies, and executive marketing, sales and business development for large technology corporations. 


Helene focused her last few years in gaining expertise in the entrepreneur, impact investing and social capitalization scenes to develop business skills and methodologies targeted for Green Technology startup growth.


We Grow Green Tech is a boutique catalyst B-corporation. Our mission is to push green technology adoption to accelerate environmental, social and economic impact. We work with early-stage green technology startups to accelerate their transition from concept to market and lower risk.


Helene’s Social Media


Company Website: https://www.wegrowgreentech.com/




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Rand Fishkin – Founder of SparkToro


CavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com


Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR  across social media


@jasoncavnessHR across social media


We talk about the following


How he grew Moz from 7 to 134 people and was that the right thing to do.


His new company SparkToro.


His advice to marketers and founders in our new economic reality.


Why HR is important to small business and startups.


Rand’s Bio


Rand Fishkin is the cofounder and CEO of SparkToro. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his blogging, videos, speaking, and his book, Lost and Founder. 


When Rand’s not working, he’s most likely to be in the company of his partner in marriage and (mostly petty) crime, author Geraldine DeRuiter. If you feed him great pasta or great whisky, he’ll give you the cheat code to rank #1 on Google.


Rand’s Social Media


Company Website: https://sparktoro.com/


Rand’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randfishkin/


Rand’s Email: rand@sparktoro.com


Rand’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/randfish


Rand’s Advice


One of my big things that's proved valuable for me personally is if all the media and coverage and the environment you're swimming in and your peers around you are going in one direction. It can be really valuable to choose a different one. I'm a big believer in being the exception to the rule.




See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.