THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW HAD “BASSO ON BUSINESS” HOST ROB BASSO ON THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, “THE EVERYDAY ENTREPRENEUR.” WE ALSO HOSTED AUTHOR JEROME CORSI TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, “SAUL ALINSKY: THE EVIL GENIUS BEHIND OBAMA.”
Robert Basso, “The Everyday Entrepreneur” has an eye for opportunities and the resourcefulness to turn them into successful ventures. During his career he has founded Advantage Payroll Services and is a founding investor in Empire National Bank. Empire National Bank is a community bank based on Long Island, New York, which opened its doors in early 2008. The bank offers services designed to not only meet, but exceed Long Island’s small business expectations. Rob is presently working on a business television series pilot and writing a book about how to grow and operate a successful small business.
Rob has distinguished himself as a dynamic and innovative business professional. He is the co-owner of Advantage Payroll Services Long Island. Advantage Payroll Services is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized, cost-effective service to clients in the New York metropolitan area. Over the past 14 years, Rob has built the company into one of the premier payroll, tax-filing and processing firms in the region. Advantage provides service to more than 2,500 businesses and processes thousands of checks every week.
Rob is the host of Basso on Business, a monthly program that features innovative entrepreneurs. Rob visits businesses and discusses with owners the challenges they face and the secrets of their success. Rob and a team of experts provide ideas and solutions to help these successful businesses become even stronger. In combination with Basso on Business in 2010, Rob launched “Working Lunch With Rob Basso” an innovative lunch series designed to educate, inspire and “feed the entrepreneurial spirit.” At each luncheon the latest Basso On Business program is premiered and experts discuss business building strategies with the featured business owner.
Rob is known as a savvy marketer and business advocate. He regularly authors articles in publications discussing business issues. Rob has been featured in nationally run articles in the Associated Press, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur and Entrepenuer.com. He is frequently interviewed by Newsday, The New York Times, Long Island Business News, Business LI and other publications. He has also been a guest on Fox Business News, Live It Up TV, WLIE’s Business Talk This Morning, and WLUX’s Long Island Money and Business. Rob’s business tips and solutions have also been included in several small business books.
Rob is the recipient of many business awards. In 2009 he received the honor of being named the valedictorian of the Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2001. This award recognized the exceptional contribution he has made to the Long Island business community since being named one of Long Island’s Top 40 business leaders under the age of 40 in 2002. In 2006 Advantage received the Chase Best in Business Award from the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, Rob fought in the second annual Long Island Fight for Charity. Dubbed by Newsday’s AJ Carter as the “Hardest Puncher of the Night,” Rob and the Fight for Charity raised over $80,000 for local not-for-profit organizations. Because of his active participation with business and charitable organizations, his alma mater, Hofstra University, gave him the University’s Young Alumni Award in May of 2002.
Rob is a supporter of many charities and business organizations. He is a founding board member of the Long Island Elite and served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. Rob is an active member of many organizations including the National Network of Accountants, Advancement for Commerce and Industry, Listnet, National Conference of CPA Practitioners, and the Huntington Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Partnership. Rob is a recognized business leader and frequently offers presentations and seminars on small business entrepreneurship and strategic business planning to professional groups, business owners and students.
Rob, his wife Mary Beth and their son Nicholas and daughter Skylar live in Huntington, New York. Rob has a passion for snowboarding, motorcycle riding and sports cars.
JEROME CORSI, PH.D
Dr. Jerome Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality and the co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, which was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is a regular contributor to WorldNetDaily.com.