Bobby Vernon is an accomplished entrepreneur, having started, managed, and sold several companies. He received his MBA from Duke University and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he played varsity football for the Hoyas. Between 2001 to 2015, Bobby founded and sold three financial insurance distribution businesses. He also co-founded Process Maker, Inc, an open source, business process management software company. Bobby is also a public speaker and has spoken on the subjects of entrepreneurship, corporate governance, financial liability, insurance distribution, and the sport of American football over the past fifteen years. Bobby is a published author and remains active as both an investor and board member in the financial and technology industries.
“Following your passion, find what it is that you enjoy”...[Listen for More]
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Scott Ruprecht is the Founder & President of newly launched Giveback Sports, a ticket and travel company with a social mission. He also owns Sportfishing Worldwide, which is a fly fishing travel company and runs Pacific Fins Resort in Guatemala.
“Don’t ever make your hobby your business, it’s a terrible idea, once you make your hobby your business, after a while it loses its lustre”...[Listen for More]
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Aidan Rushby leads an exceptional team of talented, highly motivated people who are passionate about changing the face of the rental market, and making the experience of moving home better for everyone involved.
“Make sure that when you are starting a business that you have a great team in place, be prepared to share the value that you’re creating together, the founding team and the people that you choose to build the business with are the most important people that are most likely to make it successful for you”...[Listen for More]
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Dan Henry went Pizza Boy To 7 Figure Earner – and is now Facebook Ads Expert. Millennials are spending 18 hours a day skimming the web and social media…. We are wasting our life and precious time scrolling and scrolling when we could be doing something that would be a positive use of our time. How about using that time to generate income? Or even using that time to help pay off our student loans? Meet 29 year old entrepreneur and millennial, Dan Henry a pizza boy first, focused on being the best pizza boy he could be, developing relationships with his customers remembering the conversations so well for the next time he would deliver a pizza. He was struggling and barely making enough money in the streets of Chicago. He hated his life and hated his job.. Had no desire to go to college so what he decided to do was to spend 2 years learning everything he could about building a business online. He went from a pizza boy to making 6 figures online in just over a year. He then went on to quickly build several successful companies using social media marketing and has accumulated more than 1 million dollars in sales.
“Never ever try to guess, always try to know or find out or reveal, don’t guess”...[Listen for More]
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Armed with 20+ years of marketing, business development, and management experience (and a rather large, distinguished network of corporate and agency contacts,) Joe Koufman founded AgencySparks in February 2014 to ignite relationships between marketers and vetted, specialist agencies. His unique agency perspective – having worked at a small digital firm, an independent full-service marketing agency, and a massive holding company – is what inspired Joe to help marketers find agencies that are the most proficient in their respective discipline. Before AgencySparks, Joe spent six years at Engauge, an independent marketing agency that was acquired by the Publicis Groupe in late 2013 and merged with Moxie USA. As Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, he landed high-profile clients like Cisco Systems, Newell Rubbermaid, AMC Theatres, Hanesbrands, Food Lion, Supercuts, Turner Broadcasting, and Chick-fil-A.
“Never stray from the customer, listen to the customer, the customer will tell you what they want, do what they want, give them what they want.”...[Listen for More]
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Stephen Culp desires to help people help themselves, an attribute reflected in all aspects of his life. As a former Navy Reserve officer and member of the Peace Corps, and now the co-founder and CEO of PriceWaiter; and Delegator which is a digital advertising agency, and SmartFurniture which a custom furniture company, Stephen has made a career out of supporting entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.
“When you are in your start up, you can either hang with everybody else who is doing all the same stuff and look for smaller opportunities and try to cultivate them as best you can, or you can go for the big ones”...[Listen for More]
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Lisa Rothstein is the award-winning Madison Avenue copywriter and creative director who created the famous "Wait'll We Get Our Hanes on You" campaign that transformed plain white underwear into fashion. An Amazon bestselling author, cartoonist and speaker, Lisa now works as a marketing and messaging strategist for entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.
“Not to wait until you have got everything perfect, to get out there with whatever you’ve got and discover your message along the way, its important to know what it is but you’re not going to know until it’s started”...[Listen for More]
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Thomas Lindsay has 20 years of insurance and professional employer organization (or PEO) industry experience in C-level management, focusing on all aspects of workers compensation, risk management, loss control, employee benefits, HR, and payroll. He recently resigned as the COO of a large PEO and is currently the owner of SmallBiz Brainiac and the CEO of Humanly HR, a PEO services sales organization. His goal is for his clients to thrive as an employer and become a leader in their industry.
“Outsource your HR to a professional employer organisation or a PEO, you’re going to increase your chances of survival, you’re going to be able to grow your business faster because you’re going to be able to focus on your customers and not on all that administrative BS, you’re going to get that gorilla off your back”...[Listen for More]
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Terry Gremaux is an entrepreneurial leader, training business-owners worldwide how to use free social media strategies to grow their market presence & business revenue. He is an expert at helping businesses expand their business presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Instagram. Terry has helped thousands of business-owners catapult to get success.
“Hang around the right people and I said it this whole interview but hustle baby, hustle isn’t sexy, hustle isn’t fun but like I said if I get on a treadmill next to you, I’m not going to beat you in a sprint, I’m not going to beat you in the first hour, I’m not going to beat you in the first day but you’re either going to fall off that treadmill or I’m going to die first”...[Listen for More]
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Sam Wolf is the Founder and Chief Wellness Spreader at LuckyVitamin, a family operated branded global e-commerce destination for affordable natural health and wellness products.
“Make sure you find something that you love doing, that you’re passionate about doing, if you don’t feel passionate about doing , if you don’t love what you’re doing, don’t try to become an entrepreneur because I think it’s going to be really hard”...[Listen for More]
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Jason Stowe is a seasoned entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Cycle Computing, the leader in cloud computing orchestration software for Big Compute and Big Data. Under Jason’s leadership, Cycle Computing products have helped Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries including Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Insurance, and Government. Jason has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, BusinessWeek, Bio-IT World and Forbes. Starting with three initial Fortune 100 clients, Jason has grown the business to deploy proven implementations at Fortune 500s, SMBs and government and academic institutions including JP Morgan Chase, The Hartford Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue University, Pfizer and Lockheed Martin. Jason attended Carnegie Mellon and Cornell Universities, and volunteered/guest lectured for the Entrepreneurship program at Cornell’s Johnson Business School.
“One of the things I always saw was business plans but not trying the model out and testing. So the best advice I can give to other entrepreneurs is really along the lines of some of your questions, is get the model started, figure it out before scaling it up”...[Listen for More]
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Kim Lambert is a Speaker, Photographer, Writing and Publishing Coach, a Travel Writer and a 9 times Amazon bestselling Author, with more than 20 books published to date. She is also the owner of a publishing company and creator three courses with another launching soon. And just recently Kim‘s book ‘Writing Tips and Tricks - More 40 Ways to Improve your Writing today’ has just received its 3rd Award.
"The mindset space about believing you can do it and believing that your idea is worth doing and that people will respond positively"...[Listen for More]
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Whitney Nicely is a Real Estate Coach, Broker, Investor and Auctioneer who helps hundreds of people every year make extra income from flipping houses. Millions of Americans tune in weekly to HGTV and so many people dream that instead of trading time for money that they could be making money work for them. Whitney started flipping houses in 2009 with her parents, and in 2015 while Whitney was planning for her wedding she flipped 6 houses. She currently owns 15 houses and 3 apartment complexes and is on a mission to teach others how to get into real estate. Whitney has been featured on CW Atlanta, WDUN, RealEstate.com, Huffington Post and Inman Media.
“keep going, no matter how bad it is right now, it could be worse and you’ll either find out how much better it could be or you will sink and die in how bad it is today”...[Listen for More]
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Lisa Song Sutton is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, holding ownership interests in several companies in the real estate, tech, retail and food & beverage industries, including Las Vegas' #1 alcohol-infused cupcake company: Sin City Cupcakes. Lisa currently writes about entrepreneurship and business. Her work has been seen in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and other business publications. She hosts a business driven cable television show called Live With Lisa through Cox Communications. Lisa’s latest endeavor is the tech company, BrandBridge Org. It is the only app company that allocates 100% of profits to foster entrepreneurs. She also sits on the executive board of Gleaux Inc., formally BioGlow Tech, which has created the world’s firstlight emitting plant. In addition to her professional careers, Lisa is actively involved in her community as a former Miss Las Vegas (2013) and Miss Nevada (2014) and serves on the executive board of the Asian Community Development Council. Lisa was recently named a Top 100 Woman of Influence by MyVegas Magazine and was a nominee in the 2016 Las Vegas Women in Tech Awards.
“Make sure to get out there and be engaged with the community. If you have any interest in building up your brand, or just elevating your companies and business, go out and get engaged in the community that you live in that you work in because other people will see that and it will help you not only in your business but also on a personal level too”...[Listen for More]
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Maria Yuan lives in Manhattan and is the Founder and CEO of IssueVoter, with a mission to give Americans an equal voice in democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. IssueVoter demoed at New York Tech Meetup, the largest meetup in the world, and won NYC BigApps.
“To be mindful, this is advice that I had heard and that means that being mindful and focussed about everything that you put out there, every email, thinking about what it says, being mindful of why you’re saying it that way and making sure that every decision is a conscious decision and its always something that myself included can always be building upon”...[Listen for More]
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Julie Broad is an award winning entrepreneur, recognized real estate investor and a popular speaker and workshop trainer. Her first book, More than Cashflow, debuted at #1 overall on Amazon, and went on to win an International Book Award. Her newest release, The New Brand You is quickly climbing the sales charts after it’s official release in early July 2016.
“You won’t regret trying, you’ll regret not trying so take action”...[Listen for More]
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Snowe Saxman is married to the love of her life, Paul. They have 7 children and 2 grandchildren. Yes, Snowe is a GlamMa. Someone way too young and gorgeous to be called Grandma. She was a millionaire at age 25, living on food stamps + bankrupt by age 35 and now she is earning multiple six figures on her way to Millions again. With God’s help, She has been able to channel a painful past into a purposeful future and rebuild her global empire by teaching women God-Inspired success, financial & business strategies.
“Create a purpose centred business that you can work from to be authentic and to create how you’re supposed to serve in this world”...[Listen for More]
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Gary Loper is a Twitter Expert and a Mindset Coach. He Helps People Master the Business of Life by Building Better Relationships online and offline. Gary is a lifetime student of personal development & business development. He works with entrepreneurs, coaches, authors, speakers, and healing arts practitioners to become even better, and share their gifts with the world to enhance all the lives they touch.
“To do what you love and to serve other people. You want to be able to be happy and you want to be able to be of service, the more people that you help the more compensation that you will attract to you”...[Listen for More]
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Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO and co-founder of Ajax Union, a digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn. He is a public speaker, certified Google Trainer, and published business author. Joe enjoys speaking and writing about a broad range of business topics in his seminars, webinars and articles. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Brooklyn, a group with over 11,000 CEO’s and a contributing member of the INC Business Owners Council, a community of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Joe is proud of all his accomplishments, but most of all he is proud of his successful foodie wife and beautiful amazing kids.
“Be yourself, the world wants to get to know you, so learn about yourself, go take the strength finder test, go look up strength finder 2.0, figure out what your top 5 strengths are, get to know what your values are, write them down, live a value driven life”...[Listen for More]
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RJ Hodges is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and personal mastery life coach. RJ is a bestselling co-author of the book, Mission Unstoppable partnering with world-renowned leaders George Fraser and Les Brown. RJ is also the author of You Can’t Practice At The Game, The Art of Mastering You Volume One.
“If you’re already an entrepreneur, don’t be afraid to examine your business, don’t be afraid to examine what you’re doing. I think sometimes there’s entrepreneurs, we’ve started a business, were focussed on it, were pushing it and maybe it’s not working according to plan but we don’t want to change anything, we don’t even want to take that in depth look to see why did I start this business, is it purposeful”...[Listen for More]
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Philip Mckernan is an Inspirational Speaker, Writer & Filmmaker. Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. His gift is helping people uncover theirs.
“Stop and take a step back and really do a deeper dive into who they are as an individual and who they want to be in the future and let everything they do as a result of that be an expression or an extension, so their business has to be an extension of who they are”...[Listen for More]
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Ann Evanston MA, has been running her own business since 1998…before the internet was cool to market yourself! She has been featured on The Huffington Post, Spark and Hustle with Tory Johnson, and Showcasing Women, and has spoken on stages globally. About.com named her one of the “Top 6” Marketing consultants. She is a published author of: “The Influence Factor: The Journey to Discovering your Influential Voice.”
“Stop thinking that everybody else’s opinion matters, follow your heart and listen to your intuition and understand that trusting that, there will be people who don’t agree and don’t understand, or you will be misunderstood, and that means you’re on the right path”...[Listen for More]
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Josh Elledge is the Founder and Chief Executive Angel of Savings Angel, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings. He is a weekly syndicated newspaper columnist – reaching more than 1.1 million readers. He has also appeared more a 1000 times on 75 TV and radio stations across the United States. Josh is the founder of up end PR – a groundbreaking service designed to inspire and provide a road map for entrepreneurs who want to dramatically increase their own sales by attracting the perfect audiences without the typical expense associated with a PR firm. Josh lives in Orlando, FL and is a US Navy veteran, a dad of 3 awesome kids, and is a self-proclaimed fitness geek.
“You need to network with influencers, because influencers have the ability to wave their magic wand and introduce you to their huge audience that can really drive sales and revenue. And number two is you need to tell your story to, and you need to serve audiences”...[Listen for More]
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Steven Rothberg’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident from an early age. Disciplined in fifth grade for selling candy during math class and in college for running a massive fantasy hockey league, Steven managed to channel his passions into something more productive after graduate school. A fully recovered lawyer, Steven founded the business that morphed into College Recruiter and now, as its visionary, helps to create and refine the company’s strategy and leads its business development efforts. College Recruiter believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. Its clients are employers who pay to advertise their internship and entry-level job opportunities.
“Don’t start up a business without adequate capital or don’t expand your business, open a second store or whatever, really think about the worst case scenarios in terms of your financials and how much money you’re going to need to deal with that, double that”...[Listen for More]
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John Publicover, CEO and Founder of Storedby.
“I would absolutely say to carry a notebook around with you every moment of every day”...[Listen for More]
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