Louise Courville was in corporate as a coach/trainer for over 16 years. She transitioned to become an entrepreneur 2 yrs ago after being given a severance package. She realized no one was safe as long as they were working for someone else, so it became her mission to help more women start a business so that they could create their own safety net. So, she took her strengths and started coaching entrepreneur minded women to get clear on business and started "Love & Launch Your Business"
“Start creating your dream 100 list, so you want to know who your bloggers are, your YouTube people, your social media people, anybody with large list, you want to create 4 quadrants and you want to have 25 in each category and get in front of them and that will help you be a part of your audience”…[Listen for More]
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Jay Rosenzweig, the founding partner of Rosenzweig & Company, is an expert in designing, building and attracting world class executive leadership teams for organizations across the globe. He is currently invested in and advising over 30 frontier technology businesses & VC's predominantly across California, New York and Ontario. Jay is a champion of the cause of gender equality. He has been actively advocating on behalf of women for decades, including through his internationally renowned Rosenzweig Report on the Status of Women, and has invested in several prominent and successful female founded businesses.
“Find a good mentor, someone who you can truly learn from, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be a business mentor, I was fortunate to find someone like this while in lawschool, a wise professor who later became minister of justice an attorney general for Canada. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to mentor you, most people are willing to do so. Of course the deal is that you eventually should pass on the favour and mentor others…[Listen for More]
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Yasmin Nguyen is a business lifestyle coach, speaker, and consultant, he helps successful business leaders figure out what's next in their career and life, is joyful and aligned with their purpose. He helps women professionals and business owners discover, design, and live a great life full of freedom, joy, and connection. Throughout his career, he’s worked with Fortune 500 executives, nonprofit leaders, best-selling authors and influencers. He believes that when we intentionally create space for ourselves, we practice a good life. We practice being the best version of ourselves. And we practice creating moments that matter.
“Make time, connect with yourself. I believe that the answers are already within us. Make time to play, make time to connect with people in our lives, make time to learn and make time to help others”…[Listen for More]
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Tom Sylvester & Ariana Sylvester are College Sweethearts and now Business partners, this husband & wife team are owners to 3 very different businesses. While running their real estate business, wine & liquor store, and online coaching & training for entrepreneurs, they've also raised two energetic youngsters.
“Be clear on where you want to be in the future, work backwards to figure out the core steps to get you there, focus on those core steps and then make sure that you put the right support system in place so that as you fall off or as you run into issues you’ve got people that are going to help you and support you to get you onto that path”…[Listen for More]
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Natalie Ledwell is a bestselling author, host of The Inspiration Show and co-host of the cable TV show, "Wake Up TV", and co-founder of Mind Movies, the hugely successful and revolutionary Personal Development company that has reached over 4 million people worldwide. She is currently working on her brand new, groundbreaking program entitled, “Self-Growth Studies”, which is a powerful children’s curriculum designed to help youth from ages 5-18 in establishing a strong foundation that will give them tools for the rest of their lives. The pilot program is being used in Australia and New Zealand currently, with plans in motion to bring it to the rest of the world in 2018.
“Just begin it. When we have a great idea and we want to get message out into the world or we have a business that we want to start, we look at the mountain in front of us and there are so many moving parts to having a successful business, the thing is you don’t want to be looking at the mountain you just want to be focussing on the next step”…[Listen for More]
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Let Them Eat Candles was founded by Loree Sandler, an architectural designer, Mom, and entrepreneur. Believing celebration candles should enhance rather than defile a dessert, Loree created artisan chocolate candles that are both beautiful and delicious. Her journey is accessible and inspiring – many people have aha moments, but few dare to step into the ring.
“Have confidence that if you’re working really hard and if you’re doing good work that rewards will follow whatever those rewards might be that you’re looking for”…[Listen for More]
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Steph Weller is the founder of Media Darling - a digital consultant solopreneur who incorporates both media and marketing strategy in her business. She splits her role by being a media manager for a hugely successful multi 7 figure entrepreneur, whilst also serving entrepreneurs in the start-up stage of their business - to simplify their social media to attract in clients.
“It’s really important to surround yourself with a community offline as well as online if possible. I’ve created a membership for my clients in the start-up stage because I know how incredibly important it is to not think that you’re on your own, that you’re struggling on your own, and that you can do this with other like minded people. I’d recommend if you are in that start-up stage to absolutely get accountability partners, joining masterminds and memberships if you can and if you don’t have any budget and you’re really in that start-up stage then do some swaps with people”…[Listen for More]
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Michelle Weinstein is a Sales Strategist, who teaches entrepreneurs & business owners how to sell without being sleazy! She has busted-through doors and impressed CEO’s at many billion-dollar companies. Her relentless pursuit towards buyers at Costco Wholesale earned her coveted shelf space that also led to national deals with The Vitamin Shoppe. Michelle has accomplished incredible feats of influence, building a business both online and brick and mortar. She has sold everything from mortgages, to wardrobes at Nordstrom, to $30k online education programs, to 7-figure homes, to Paleo meatballs to high level $60k tax plans for CPAs! She pitched her way on Shark Tank – yes the TV Show -- and raised over $1 Million dollars for her last company. In this episode she generously shares her 20 years of experience with US…
“Take one thing that you listened or heard today and put it into action. I think dreaming is really awesome and being inspired is great but if you don’t put getting inspired into action then you’re never going to get forward like Mel Robbins said if you ever want to build confidence you have to put one thing into action and as an entrepreneur you have to keep moving forward”…[Listen for More]
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Winnie Sun, known as “The Wealth Whisperer,” is one of the most followed financial advisers on social media, a Forbes and CNBC contributor, and Managing Director of Sun Group Wealth Partners; an award winning financial consulting firm which provides financial planning services to senior executives, small business owners, celebrities, tech elites, and established families throughout the West Coast.
“Make friends, don’t be an island, go out there and make friends but don’t spend all your time making friends, make sure that your day is spent more so on developing new business opportunities and finding new clients and customers as well as spending on building that business”…[Listen for More]
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One of Belatrix’s three Founders and a member of its Board of Directors, Alex Robbio currently serves as the firm’s President. Alex has played a pivotal role in transforming Belatrix from a small Argentinean IT Services firm to a specialist global innovation firm enjoying year over year, double digit growth. In his capacity as President, Alex drives the firm’s strategic planning efforts. Traveling frequently, Alex meets regularly with Belatrix’s clients which include not only Fortune level established firms, but also mid-stage fast growth firms. Alex also represents Belatrix at international industry events and other key industry organizations.
“Focus very quickly on building a team, quickly as you can, do build a team, I see a lot of entrepreneurs they have a very nice opportunity in their hands and they’re being too low to capitalise upon it because they’re afraid that someone is going to steal their idea, that if they teach someone it’s going to affect them”…[Listen for More]
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With more than 30 years’ experience in the education and not-for-profit sectors, Bron Williams creatively communicates with individuals and businesses. Using her unique Backstory approach, Bron helps people transform the past from a heavy anchor to supercharged rocket fuel to propel them to their full potential.
“Take the opportunities that are presented to you, don’t filter them through what you’d expect, what you thought might happen because it’s often the unexpected opportunities that take your business to a whole new level in a different direction than you thought you could go and take you places that you never dreamed of”…[Listen for More]
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Jeremiah Smith is the Cofounder and CEO of SimpleTiger, a boutique digital marketing agency that specializes in SEO for entrepreneurs. For 11 years, Jeremiah has helped companies like Segment.com, Shopify, NBC, MTV, E*Trade, LG, and Sports Illustrated see significant gains in their search results, organic traffic, and revenue. During his time growing SimpleTiger, Jeremiah has seen first-hand how clients have been unnecessarily burned by other agencies in the past or confused by misleading SEO strategies.
“Embrace the fact that you are looking forward and don’t see anything. Being an entrepreneur takes a daily dose of, you don’t know what’s ahead, you just don’t, you’re the captain of a ship and you’re steering that ship into a horizon and you have no idea what’s over the hill of ocean in front of you, that said you’ve got to equip yourself with people around you who you can trust in situations of uncertainty where you might be tested”…[Listen for More]
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Abdo Riani guides self-funded entrepreneurs towards building their ventures under limited to no budget. He is also the founder and CEO of AspireIT, a startup development studio for non-technical founders where entrepreneurs are provided with guidance, product development and marketing services that help them execute on their ideas and build profitable solutions. Abdo Riani
“To build a successful business, stick to an idea for ten consecutive years. Consistency is key, if you’re consistent for that long, like it or not you’re going to be successful. I want to add that lack of resources should never get in your way of doing whatever you want to do, there is always a way to overcome a lack of resources and make tangible progress”…[Listen for More]
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Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology, to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment. With his perspective and depth of experience, Allen has helped his clients understand and activate strategies that enable them to shift ahead of the market and the competition, generating long-term value and increased brand equity. Allen and his teams help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve - what is relevant to their audiences - and to brilliantly deliver on it. How organizations do – or do not - stay relevant is the subject of Allen’s most recent book, "Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World." Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it’s time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen’s previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and The Edge:50 Tips from Brands That Lead – which are used in universities across the country - Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned. Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, a disruptive marketing and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges. It was created to help leaders understand all the forces at work inside and outside their businesses in order to identify strategies yielding the highest returns. Once they have determined the best strategy, Metaforce’s consortium of partners, each industry experts in their fields, pivot to help clients brilliantly act on and execute in market. Metaforce combines the best aspects of brand management, strategy, and experience consultancies to deliver solutions that ensure its clients shift ahead of the dramatic changes in the marketplace in order to meet fast-evolving customer needs.
“Nothing is easy, everyone thinks success is overnight. Think of it as a marathon, it’s not going to be fast, it’s not going to be quick. Some of the most successful things I’ve done have happened of course after I’ve failed at it twice, so if at first you don’t succeed try and try again”…[Listen for More]
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EJ Carrion is a Co-Founder & CEO of Student Success Agency which collaborates with high schools across the US bringing innovative, mobile mentoring to students on college admissions and scholarships. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and presented at The White House as a social entrepreneur impacting student success.
“The most richest entrepreneurs, at the beginning of the race is the one with the least amount of expenses, the one who could live off the least amount of money, when you can be frugal and you don’t have a high month to month bill, I sometimes think the richest person in the world is the person who has the least amount of bills to pay at the beginning of the month because when you start as an entrepreneur that’s going to be your number one problem”…[Listen for More]
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Karen Ramsay-Smith supports women in business to connect back to the truth of who they really are so that they can put themselves at the heart of their mission and message. By connecting to yourself, you become aligned with your true self and this in turn opens the right energy and flow for you to lead your life and business, attract the right clients to you and reach your true desires.
“Be yourself, take time out of your business to connect back to what’s really important to you because that’s when we get overwhelmed and we forget why we’re doing what we’re doing and it’s so important to come back to why you’re doing what you’re doing and your values. Don’t be afraid to share or stand up for your values”…[Listen for More]
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Tom Black has founded, purchased, sold and taken companies public. His travel around the world while doing business with some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time is the basis for his Center for Selling. Tom’s proven System for Success in selling, managing, and building companies is designed to assist you in evaluating your current business strategies, sales management processes, and selling practices from prospecting to closing.
“Most successful people have had as many failures as entrepreneurs as they’ve had success. So a perspective that embraces the law of averages would be a tremendous perspective for an entrepreneur, you can go through the list of some of the most famous entrepreneurs in the world and they had 3 or 4 failures before they were successful”…[Listen for More]
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Sam Santhosh is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in initiating and running successful businesses. Sam is an investor and mentor for many companies and is currently an advisor to Impelsys Inc New York, ePay Healthcare, San Francisco, and a board member at SciGenom Labs, Cochin, Emerge Ventures, Singapore and the Centre for Commercialization of Antibodies (CCAB), Toronto. Prior to this, Sam was the CEO and Managing Director of California Software Limited (Calsoft) from 1992-2012. He founded Calsoft in 1992 and under his vision, Calsoft grew rapidly from a niche player in the Silicon Valley to a global player with 1,200 employees and presence in eight countries.
“Be very clear about your exit plan and make sure you don’t get diluted too fast. My last rule of thumb that I tried to tell entrepreneurs and business men that you should hold on to at least 50% of your equity for the first 5 years, you and your core team, that will allow you to make sure you have control of the company and you don’t end up having too little at the end of the day”…[Listen for More]
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Shani Magosky is the founder of The Better Boss Project® and author of The Better Boss Blueprint. Shani works with executives and managers to implement best practices in business leadership. She serves as an executive coach for leading social media firms, financial giants, tech startups, entrepreneurs and non-profits.
“Don’t do it all yourself, get support, and when I say support yes of course I mean administratively like we talked about earlier, outsourcing, delegating things that you can but also emotionally and spiritually, like have a pit crew, people who are in my closest network, we’re all there for each other, we call each other our pit crew and if we have a challenge or going through a hard time or trying to make a decision we’ll take it to our pit crew and it might be all of them at one time on a conference call or Skype or we might choose one of them individually because of a certain are of expertise but we are all there for each other so that the driver feels supported if you will in that analogy”…[Listen for More]
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AlexAnndra Ontra is a Co-Founder of Shufflrr and oversees Operations, including client services, sales and marketing. Alex applies her expertise in Presentation Management to service Shufflrr’s broad array of clients including Royal Caribbean, ADP, and Time Warner. James Ontra is co-founder and CEO of Shufflrr, where he is responsible for vision, strategy and technical development. He brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial expertise and 20 years of experience on both the sales and developmental sides of presentation management software.
“It’s a great time to start your own business and when you’re doing it there are so many organisations that are there to support you so I would search out in your field whether you’re a dentist or a tech company, search out those organisations because you will be able to find other like minded entrepreneurs who will help you along the way and whether they help you by introducing a new partner or referring a client or helping you get a bank loan, seek out other entrepreneurs because you end up being a good source for each other”…[Listen for More]
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Matthew Rosenberg, who was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada, and spent nine years studying architecture and environmental design, has traveled all over the world to study structures and cultures which inspire him. Matthew has earned Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and environmental design in architecture, as well as a Master’s degree in architecture. When he was ready to bring his architectural influence back to the West, he headed straight for Los Angeles to open shop and start implementing his vision into action. Currently, the team at M-Rad are working on projects around the globe, from apartment buildings in Los Angeles to a private members club in Philadelphia, to a boutique hotel in Taipei. They have created designs for mixed-use towers, luxury hotels, sports parks, and more. About M-Rad Architecture - M-Rad Architecture + Design, based in Los Angeles, is revolutionizing the industry by revealing inefficiencies and creating solutions to universal problems. Their multi-faceted business model, allows them to expand the scope of the architect and build resilient communities through enhanced experiences.
“Persistence, believe in what you’ve set out to do and be persistent in your vision, if it changes that’s fine but keep going, keep knocking on doors and believe in what you do every time you talk about it”…[Listen for More]
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Christina Lecuyer has been a public figure within the golf industry for over 10 years. Originally from Canada, Christina came to the USA to study and pursue golf. She graduated as both an All- American athlete and an Magna Cum Laude scholar from the University of Central Arkansas. From playing professional golf and hosting on Fox Sports to making appearances on the Golf Channel - Christina has a wide array of experience! For the past 10 years she has built her own dynasty hosting corporate and charity golf events and is now reflecting and sharing the wisdom she’s collected along the way for others who want to turn their passion into profitable professions. She’s particularly passionate speaking publicly about confidence and communication in a business environment and working with clients one on one. We call her talks The "LeCURE". "LeCure your day" "LeCure your life" "LeCure your game"
“Being an entrepreneur in business, in life, it is really hard, there’s no doubt about it. You’re not going to, unless there’s that 0.0001% chance that someone retweets something and you become an overnight sensation and everyone wants to know you, doing your own business, creating your own company, working for yourself is really really hard, and there’s some days it’s easier than others but you really have to do something that you love” …[Listen for More]
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Leslie H Tayne, Esq. has nearly two decades experience in the practice area of consumer and business debt-related services. She is a sought out media source on debt-related areas, including student loans, credit cards, mortgages, and bankruptcy alternatives. She has interviewed with Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post and many more.
“We are definitely a unique breed, know who you are and don’t be afraid of who you are. Sometimes other people will say things to you that sound like a criticism and I wouldn’t let the external factors influence who you really are as a person and what you’re trying to achieve. You have to be confident with yourself and your instincts, we don’t make mistakes we just learn.”…[Listen for More]
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Denise Dudley is a behavioral psychologist, professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which has trained over 12 million people. Denise is also the author of "Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted," written for young professionals beginning their careers, and is a regularly featured speaker on university campuses throughout the US and Canada.
“I don’t like to sugar coat things I like to be really honest so my best advice is that we don’t want to kid ourselves you’re going to need a lot of energy in order to succeed, you’ve got to work long hours, you’ve got to make a lot of decisions, you have to plan, you have to execute your plans, you have to hire you have to fire you have to motivate people you have to change courses you have to revamp stuff, it goes on and on and you are probably going to put in a lot of long hours”…[Listen for More]
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Alessia Pandolfi is an Online Business Strategist and she is all about running a online business smoothly and in the easiest possible way. She is crazy about integrations and automation and all the techie things. Her background is in teaching and project coordination.
“Not only is believing it’s possible important but it’s also vital to have a support group, my friends and my family have always supported me but the support they’ve given me hasn’t always been the support that I got from my business peers, because their support is more critical and it’s geared towards the business group so I think having a support group of other fellow entrepreneurs or wanting to be entrepreneurs is really important”…[Listen for More]
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