Meet John

"I am strengthening connections within the entrepreneur community by making the small businesses relevant and empowered with knowledge"!

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MEET JOHN FRAZIER
“A FIERCE ADVOCATE HELPING MAKE SMALL BUSINESS GREAT AGAIN!”

Entrepreneur Advocate, Small Business Thought Leader, Media Host, Business Strategist & Consultant, Brand Ambassador, Growth Hacker, Author and Speaker who life’s devotion is to help our small business and entrepreneurial community.
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“I believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently. The days of knowledge and resources for small businesses being filtered for what ever reason is antiquated and distorts success, affecting the most important segment of our economy. I challenge that status quo by making small businesses relevant, heard, and empowered with knowledge.


I believe we were all born to succeed. You have an inner greatness that is just wanting to emerge. Look within yourself and decide that you are in charge of your destiny.”

Helping the small business and entrepreneur community is John’s passion. For over 30 years, John has followed that passion as a former small business lender, founder and chairman of a public tech company and as a serial entrepreneur. John, one of the leading social media contributors on the topic of entrepreneurship, is known nationally as a catalyst for bringing about positive change and inspiring fellow entrepreneurs. His popular NBC News Talk Radio Show – BizBuzz Florida – was a game changer, hailed as “a mentoring program on steroids.” John is working on the launch of a new entrepreneur TV talk show – BizBuzz America. In September, 2014, Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology named John to the Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champions in North America.  John continues to follow his passion by coaching & mentoring entrepreneurs, appearing on TV, radio & podcast shows,  speaking engagements for a variety of organizations, writing articles  on the entrepreneur topic and working on a new book, “Hack Your Business.”

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“The term entrepreneur has been hijacked as a Silicon Valley narrative. There is a lot of misinformation and popular myths for what it takes to run a small business and what’s required to become a successful  entrepreneur. I am trying to strengthen connections within the entrepreneur community by making the individual relevant and empowered with knowledge.
30 Years of Entrepreneurship

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His colorful professional career includes spending 14 years as the CEO of an investment banking firm specializing in small business lending with hundreds of small business clients throughout southeast Texas; and known in the entertainment industry as a multi-award winning director/producer, having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, and named as one of the Top 100 Producers in America for 2002.

In June 1992, John was given the SBA District Director’s Award for Development of (HELP) Harris County Entrepreneur Loan Program, used sbaawardas a model for the U.S. Micro Loan Program.

While John attributes much of his entrepreneurial spirit and love for small businesses to being raised by an entrepreneurial mother, his deepest influences include a variety of incredible people with whom he has crossed paths in his life’s journey. This includes people like Tony Robbins, Gordon Bethune, Traver Kennedy-Gruen, Bob Hope, Willie Nelson, Don Dwyer, Donald Trump, Mickey Gilley, Michael Dell, and General Carl W. Stiner, just to name a few.

 

The public’s notions about entrepreneurship are informed by the media and popular culture, which prefer to report on the hot new Silicon Valley startup or a successful product from Shark Tank, than the thousands of other entrepreneurs working in America today. As a result, “entrepreneurship” has become erroneously defined.

Many business owners have a strong sense of entrepreneurship; yet, most don’t consider themselves to be entrepreneurs and don’t feel they fit into the accelerators and incubators filled with 20-something computer programmers. While “small business owners” and “entrepreneurs” have tremendous overlap, their definitions have diverged significantly with the rise of technology-driven businesses, which eclipse all other types of businesses dis-empowering one of our major economic and jobs contributors.

We need to reshape the way people think about entrepreneurship and make the term more inclusive. With all the doom and gloom being reported about the American economy, and even technology startups, entrepreneurship is thriving in our country, and it is a bright spot that should be celebrated and nurtured.

Frequent Guest & Pundit for Blogs, Podcasts, TV and Radio Shows

John loves to frequent as a guest for blogs, podcasts, TV and radio shows sharing his insight on some of the hottest small business and entrepreneur topics. He is a social media thought leader ranked in the top 5% of social media influencers worldwide on the topics, #Entrepreneur, #Small Business, #Startups, and #Growthhacking.

Media Comments

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“John, thank you so much…….. would
love to feature your voice on HuffPost”

Arianna Huffington
The Huffington Post

profilepic_David“It was an absolute thrill to have john on the show, I love the passion he exudes as he advocates for the small business owner and the entrepreneur!”

Joe Quarucci
Radio Host, 1340 AM Talk Radio,
Senior Partner, e3 Consultants, Austin, TX

Cloris Kylie“What an honor to have John Frazier as a special guest on “Magnificent Time” Entrepreneur radio. John shared his insights on how to stand out as an entrepreneur in one of the most competitive marketplaces in history. John was not only inspiring, but provided tidbits of advice my listeners would be able to implement right away–and see immediate results!”

Cloris Kylie. MBA – Magnificent Time Podcast
Performance Coach / Branding Expert

profilepicncole“I was so honored to interview John Frazier on our “She Means Business” podcast. He was engaging and informative. His advice for female entrepreneurs was spot-on! To date, it’s been one of the most downloaded episodes.”

Felena Hanson
Founder of Hera Hub, San Diego, CA

profilepic_David“Within 30 minutes of speaking with John, I knew he was one of the deepest business thinkers I’ve ever met. His vast and diverse background guided by his sincerity will surely serve any small business owner who is just getting started or who is tired of being stuck and ready to break free. John, you rock!”

David Jehlen
Amplified Podcast, Tampa Bay, FL

 

NBC News Talk Radio Show, BizBuzz Florida, Became a Game Changer

BBFLALogoSquareJohn is commonly known as “America’s Chief Entrepreneur Champion,” because of his relentless personal mission to help the entrepreneurial and small business community. His NBC News talk radio show, BizBuzz Florida, became a game changer, hailed as “a mentoring program on steroids” for startup and growing small businesses. Spotlighting small businesses leaders, John covers issues that hit home, your pocket and your small business to empower dreams and spark success!”  See more on BizBuzz Florida Here.

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM JOHN’S RADIO SHOW – JULY 2014

Some of the Great Influencers You Know From My Show

From BizBuzz Florida Broadcast Studio

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  • Anita Campbell, CEO, Small Business Trends
  • Jon Ferrara, CEO Nimble/Founder Goldmine
  • Mark Schaefer, Author, Consultant, and Speaker
  • Martin Zwilling, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Author
  • Penny Lewandowski, The Edward Lowe Foundation
  • Jason Falls, VP, Cafe Press
  • Heather Schwarz-Lopes, Co-founder, EarlyShares.com, Inc.
  • Jason Best, Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
  • Rohit Arora, CEO, Biz2Credit

New TV Talk Show for Entrepreneurs, Founders and Small Business Owners

 

“Jimmy Fallon Meets Forbes for Small Business”

Now, he is stepping up the game and will be introducing the first of its kind, an entrepreneur TV Talk show to debut in 2016. BizBuzz America a new weekly one hour TV talk show live from Austin, Texas hosted by awarding winning host and serial entrepreneur John Frazier. Great Things are coming for Small Business in America. Stay Tuned!  More Information can be found at: www.bizbuzzamerica.com

John’s own involvement in a disruptive start- up comany

John is the President & Chief Operating Officer of  Velocity Broadcast Group Inc. with offices in Austin, TX &  Cincinnati, OH. Velocity Broadcast Group Inc.’s company, Jambaar, will lead the next paradigm for digital video being the first managed cloud-based subscription service designed from the ground up for marketing teams committed to utilizing the full effect of video to grow their businesses. With Jambaar, our clients get the advantage of having the full power of an enterprise-class broadcast facility without the capital investment. Jambaar’s game-changing managed cloud solution revolutionizes business video by turning one of the most cumbersome business processes into a simplified solution. See: www.jambaar.com

Small Business Advocate, Speaker, & Brand Ambassador

Working with small business owners and entrepreneurs is near and dear to John’s heart.  He believes the real story is on Main Street USA, those business owner’s who have put their life savings at risk and polaroidAdvocatework hard everyday in Pursuit of the American Dream, creating jobs and delivering great products or services, which is why he spends as much time as he can with them discussing successes, failures and challenges a like.

In May 2015, John was honored to join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator, Maria Contress-Sweet, on a small business tour in Miami, FL along with Tomás Pedro Regalado, the Mayor of Miami Dade Florida, for the kickoff of National Small Business Week.

Brand Ambassador/Influencer

John has worked with a variety of leading brands like:

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A Supporter of Our U.S. Troops

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August 2015, a recent trip to Fort Benning Georgia, Airborne School attending a 2nd Generation Ceremony.  John is a supporter of our troops and advocates that our veterans have access to capital & entrepreneurial opportunities for separating or retiring military members. To recognize the impact of veteran owned businesses on our nation’s economy, the President has declared November 3-7 the first ever National Veterans Small Business Week as they continue to serve our country by contributing to the local economy as business owners.

 

Named 2014 & 2015 Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champions in North America

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For two years in a row, Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trend’s SMB Influencer Awards honored John as one of the  Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champions in North America for 2014 and 2015. The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.



John is also the founder & managing director of Adventurer Labs, a boutique advisory firm that is being positioned to lead a new era of small business growth accelerators for businesses who are growing, starting up or in a turn around situation. More About Adventurer Labs

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