Public Speaking, Presentation Skills & Media Training

I was recently a guest on the podcast, Entrepreneur Perspectives (listen here). This podcast is produced by KazCM, the content marketing arm of KazSource, Inc. It’s a weekly podcast where Eric Kasimov, the CEO of KazSource, chats with inspiring and influential people in the business world–it’s all about helping you the business owner build and protect your business 1 podcast at a time. With my love of all things audio, video, and entrepreneurship, it was a delight to appear on this podcast.

You can listen to this episode the following ways:


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On this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives, I discussed many things that I am passionate about, including:

4:50 | The National Small Business Association (NSBA) 

17:40 | When to Hire

24:55 | One of my favorites: The importance of video 

34:30 | Speaking at events

42:10 | My dad, the dry cleaner

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Key Takeaways:

  • “Entrepreneurs are risk adverse.”
  • “I would rather bet on myself and my ability, even in the tough times.”
  • “No one can pay you enough money to do a job that you don’t love.”

Connect with us:

Cynthia Kay: InstagramLinkedIn

Eric Kasimov: LinkedInInstagramTwitter

I hope you enjoyed this episode: “Perspectives on Small Business with Cynthia Kay.”

Public Speaking, Presentation Skills & Media Training


As a small business owner, how do you know when you’re ready to go after big customers?

“I think you have to be really honest with yourself because if you’re expecting to hit a home run right away it’s just not going to happen,”

That quote above is from me when I was featured on the Welsh Wire podcast. On the podcast, I was interviewed by President and CEO of Welsh & Associates, Sheri Welsh. Welsh & Associates is an executive search and professional recruiting services company.

The Welsh Wire Podcast is one of their resources they offer employers and job seekers.

Give the Welsh Wire Podcast a listen as leaders from a wide array of small to mid-size West Michigan companies weigh in and share their experience and insight on a variety of business topics. These topics include employee retention challenges and recruitment success stories.

In this episode, I discuss with Sheri that small businesses have to be ready for their big break. “One of the things I say to people is have you built out a really good infrastructure for your business? Do you have really good processes in place? Because if you haven’t, it will be chaos.”

I also discuss how small business owners have to be willing to adapt to whatever billing and reporting procedures are required by a big client.

Listen to Sheri’s entire interview with me.


Subscribe to The Welsh Wire podcast on iTunes for additional informative, entertaining interviews with West Michigan business leaders.


Interested in having me as a guest on your podcast? Contact me here.