Darian Bregmen is the Co-founder of Vuka and is Responsible for: sales & distribution, manufacturing & logistics, finance & accounting, new product development with regard to manufacturing, packaging and distribution, corporate and legal. He is a self-made, serial entrepreneur with more than two decades of operational and management experience. From the development, manufacture and distribution of an electronics product that took him to work in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Korea, to an aerospace career that has seen him involved in everything from parts procurement and sales to logistics and international consulting. Darian has the hands on expertise of a true entrepreneur and the keen insight of a successful business owner. When not building the Vuka brand, Darian is a keen aviator.
“Be brutally honest with yourselves and absolutely do things that you believe you can do, don’t listen to the naysayers out there”...[Listen for More]
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Lorrie Thomas Ross helps passionate professionals brand, build and boost business. She is the CEO of Web Marketing Therapy®, a full-service digital marketing agency. Lorrie wrote “The McGraw Hill 36-Hour Course to Online Marketing” and several Lynda.com marketing courses. She is a web-based business evangelist.
“It’s scarier not to do what you love, people say I’m so scared to start my whatever or I’m so scared to move from this to this, its scarier to not do it, you have to look at your life and what your life is going to look at in the next 10, 20, 30 years”...[Listen for More]
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Daniel Priestley started out as an entrepreneur at age 21 and built a multi-million-dollar event, marketing and management business before the age of 25. A successful entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author, Daniel has built and sold businesses in Australia, Singapore and the UK. Having a passion for global small business, Daniel is the co-founder of Dent Global which runs world-leading business accelerators and events. Dent has teams in the UK, USA, Singapore and Australia, and they work with over 1000 entrepreneurs and business leaders each year to develop their businesses. As an active fundraiser, Daniel has helped to raise over £350,000 for various charities, and is connected to some of the world’s most known and celebrated entrepreneurs and leaders. In 2016, he was listed in the Top 25 of the Smith & Williamson Power 100 which shines a spotlight on the influence's who champion and most impact the lives of entrepreneurs.
“Build a really good product eco system, the product is greatly important. Great companies have great products. Innovate, do more product development. Focus on training yourself and the people around you, and really stay ahead of the product”...[Listen for More]
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Kevin Donlin has been called an "accidental pioneer" of online marketing, having sold one of the first ebooks in 1994. Since then, he’s written or co-written 4 books, and been a copywriter/marketing advisor for clients big and small, delivering sales gains of more than $1 million on multiple occasions with online marketing and direct mail.
“Your strategy in life, it can change, it will change, plan on it emerging”...[Listen for More]
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Corinna Essa is known internationally as the go-to person when it comes to social media marketing. She was raised in Greece and at the age of 17, she went to London to study television production only to have her dreams shattered as she discovered the very unstable nature of the industry and the myth of careers… By her mid-twenties Corinna had been made redundant FIVE times... Corinna decided enough was enough and began her journey online. Quickly discovering a few powerful strategies that would allow her to leverage the power of social media and the Internet, Corinna started using Twitter to market products. Within 3 weeks, she had replaced her full-time income working only 2 hours a day. Corinna now owns a social media marketing company helping businesses around the world leverage the power of social media without doing any of the legwork. She shares her ground breaking strategies to people around the world, and has helped thousands of individuals and businesses from Australia, the UK, New Zealand, UAE, Switzerland and Cyprus get consistent returns from their social media marketing efforts.
“What you remember to be congruent with what they say and do so if you say you’re going to do something or you really want something , actions should be congruent with what you say you’re going to do or what you want to do”...[Listen for More]
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At 8 years old Lauren Clemett was told she had ‘word blindness’ and would never be able to read or write properly, yet she went on to become a five time best selling author and Stevie Award Winning Neurobranding expert, having worked within World leading advertising agencies as a brand manager, using her dyslexia disability as her greatest asset - to understand how the brain sees brands.
“Find that one thing, find that one thing that you want to be really good at and just go and do that, don’t be distracted”...[Listen for More]
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Maria Bellissimo-Magrin - CEO of Belgrin. Attitude helps. Maria wouldn’t have become the CEO of the full-service creative marketing agency Belgrin without it. While you’ll never hear her claiming to be a creative genius, with such a fantastic team at Belgrin backing her, it doesn’t take long for her clients to start throwing this term around.
“Keep going, you’re going to be on the biggest rollercoaster of your life but keep going, it is certainly worth it”...[Listen for More]
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Michael Laps is the co-founder and director of Yoghurt Digital, an Australian-based digital marketing agency. His expertise lies in using qualitative and quantitative research methods to design and execute digital strategies for both SMEs and large commercial firms.
“Don’t lose hope, if you believe in your product and you believe that you are going to be successful, you will be”...[Listen for More]
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Trudy Simmons is a Purpose and Productivity Coach; part empathetic, part hard-arse! Her clients are entrepreneurial people, who know that to be successful, you have to take ACTION! Trudy helps you to find out WHAT you want to do; WHY you want to do it and HOW to get it DONE! She knows what keeps you up at night; the thousand ideas that are germinating in your brain – and she knows how to sort them and create your future success.
“Be the whole of you in everything you do”...[Listen for More]
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Dr Ross McKenzie is a Futurist & Thought Leader, Digital Startup Mentor, Company Founder, Director & Advisor, Speaker & Entrepreneur. Ross help's Solopreneurs, Micro Businesses, Startups & SMB’s To Set Up, Scale & Sustain Their Businesses In This Age Of The Entrepreneur, So That They Can Focus On Dreaming Big & Making A Difference.
“Go out at something that you are passionate about, when I speak to my clients, I realise they’re not actually that passionate about the idea, the concept of being an entrepreneur, the label.”...[Listen for More]
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Marty Cornish is a self made entrepreneur and founder of the start up's - Made Status Clothing and Defence Sporting apparel. Starting with 1 design, 15 shirts and a vision Marty’s business is now shipping products all over the world to countries suchas USA, England, France, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Belgium.
“Test, test and adjust. Find something that works, whatever that product is, whatever once you’ve found that product and tested it in the marketplace and it becomes profitable then use every single asset that you’ve got and double down on that”...[Listen for More]
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Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing; she’s known for her practical solutions to big problems. Lee is the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials. Her next book, The Boomerang Principle will be published in April.
“Go for it”...[Listen for More]
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Jennifer Polovetsky and Philip Sanchez are partners at a midtown, Manhattan based law firm, Sanchez & Polovetsky PLLC, which focuses its practice in eminent domain law. Jennifer Polovetsky, is the firm's founding Member and a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of Eminent Domain Law and Real Estate Law. Philip A. Sanchez, Esq., who became a Member of the firm in 2012, has over fifteen years of legal experience in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on Eminent Domain Law. Both Jennifer Polovetsky and Philip Sanchez were named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list.
“Be organised because disorganisation will kill your business before it starts, you have to be organised”
“You have to have a consistent everyday plan”...[Listen for More]
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Theresa Barnabei has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years. She was already an investor when she decided to get her real estate license. Theresa owns the Course Creators, LLC, a state sanctioned real estate school in Arizona, with a California division. Theresa’s TB Consults, LLC is a development, coaching and training company.
“We have to give ourselves permission to invest in ourselves, we are so careful to watch the bottom line. Sometimes we forget that we are the most valuable asset to our entreprenerialship”...[Listen for More]
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Deborah Gregory is a former IRS attorney and co-founder of the Gregory Law Group, a Texas based boutique law firm specializing in tax representation, business, and estate planning. After attending the South Texas College of Law and Boston University School of Law, Deborah launched her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) as an international tax associate. She then worked for the IRS for more than 10 years, becoming a senior attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel. Gregory co-founded the Gregory Law Group in 2013 to specialize in domestic and international tax issues and assist with all phases of audit, litigation, and collection processes.
“Stay focussed on your chief aim, believe that you can achieve your goal and take daily consistent action towards its containment”...[Listen for More]
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Prior to Bee, Vinay Patel spent five years at McKinsey & Company, where he advised leaders of public sector organizations and US banks on executing large-scale IT modernization programs. Vinay is a faculty member at both NYU Stern School of Business and Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, where he has taught courses on Enterprise Strategy, Game Theory, and Data Visualization. Vinay holds a J.D. and M.B.A from NYU, and a B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is happily married and lives in Brook.
“Write down your ideas and take it one day at a time”...[Listen for More]
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“We love to help people put smiles on their faces and money in their pockets. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to make a living doing that.” After noticing a great need in raising funds for worthy causes, Jeff Porter started Handbid. Having formed his own non-profit with wife Kari in honor of their daughter’s battle with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Jeff’s double-edged experience in fundraising ensures you’ll get the most bang for your buck from your auction. An avid skier, family man and fierce bidder, you’ll be hard pressed to top the best auction Jeff has won to date; a free year of burritos. (It goes without saying that his daughter is now the Norm From Cheers of Qdoba.)
“Don’t give up. You can do it for a lot less money than you probably think, so if you’ve got somebody sitting on the sidelines, that’s my advice for them , stop waiting for someone else to do it, make the call yourself, write the email yourself”...[Listen for More]
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Olivia Colt is founder of Salt & Honey Catering. Salt & Honey believes in using locally sourced and sustainably raised-and-caught produce, meat and seafood to create meals that are satisfying for the palate and responsible for the environment. The Bay Area catering and events company has created memorable weddings, parties and corporate events for the likes of Facebook, One Kings Lane and Google, Salt & Honey is driven by the bounty of Northern California, finding inspiration in Mexican, French, Italian and Caribbean flavors.
“You have to be fearless, this is not a game where fear is your friend, you need to be very convicted about, like I’m going to do this and this is what I’m going to focus on and lord knows, come heaven or high-water, I’m going to stick this out”...[Listen for More]
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Greg Goodman has been a business owner for more than 30 years, including 22 years as a franchisee with Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters. Alta Mere offers a complete selection of automotive aftermarket high-tech retail accessories, driver safety products, vehicle paint protection and custom window tinting. As one of Alta Mere’s longest tenured and most successful franchisees, Greg’s location in Oklahoma City served as the model store for the franchise’s recent rebranding efforts.
“Go for it, but jump into it with 2 feet and eyes wide open, use any resources you can, like the entrepreneur way and different things that you can read. Once you have opened your business don’t become complacent”...[Listen for More]
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Patrick O’Brien is CEO of the global beauty company, Paris Presents Incorporated and Co-Founder of Patina Solutions, a global management staffing firm – both companies are in the Inc. 5000. Patrick helped Paris Presents achieve double-digit growth over the past 4 years and a 10-fold increase in international sales. This year, he was named an EY Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.
“Never ever ever compromise on the team”...[Listen for More]
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Stephanie LH Calahan is the Business Vision Catalyst, and is known for the fast transformations that she facilitates with her clients, through working at the intersection of heart and head. She works with busy, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to own their brilliance, leverage their business, and get their message out with power, ease and joy; so they can make a powerfully positive difference in the world, exponentially up-level their profits, shift their mindset towards possibility, and take a no-excuses approach to boldly creating a highly successful and meaningful, guilt-free, freedom-based business built around who they are. With her unique combination of right-brained and left-brained thinking, intuitive insight, passion, results-based coaching, powerful questioning and strategic systematizing magic, in record time her clients dance with joy as their visions become reality in their business. After risking personal health and happiness as a high-achieving executive and jet-lagged consultant in Corporate America, Stephanie vowed to not only create a life of REAL freedom for herself and her family but also teach fellow entrepreneurs how to do the same. She believes that life is meant to be lived and that aligned mindset and fabulous vision combined with practical systems can make that happen very quickly. She loves her roles as dedicated wife, energetic and involved mom, community volunteer, sought-after transformational speaker, mentor, producer and trainer. She lives in Illinois USA with her husband, son and very rambunctious Havanese dog.
“My best advice for you is be true to yourself, it’s good to get help from other people, it’s good to get advice from other people it’s actually advisable to do that but if the advice you are given just feels wrong, listen to that”...[Listen for More]
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Cameron Herold is known around the world as the business growth guru. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron's built a dynamic consultancy- his current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy- they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less.
“Its about focus, its really about waking up in the morning and staying focussed, its about working as Jim Collins would say on the critical few things vs the important many”...[Listen for More]
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Frank DeBenedetto has spent the past two decades passionately helping business owners navigate the complex world of technology. He is the President and Chief Technology Advisor of Two River Technology Group, which is a technology solutions provider located in Shrewsbury, NJ. He is also the mastermind behind the audIT Sales Presentation System, a sales tool designed to elevate the quality of IT solutions delivered to small and mid-sized businesses and to help MSPs sell higher value IT solutions. His genuine interest in helping businesses, and his no-nonsense approach to explaining challenging technology concepts in plain English, have helped him grow his business into one of the premier cloud service providers in the state. Frank has been quoted in many publications and is a regular contributor to several blogs, podcasts and newspapers. He frequently speaks at seminars and webinars on current trends in technology and he’s the coauthor of a book that offers practical advice on technology to the small business owner. In his spare time, Frank enjoys reading Stephen King, playing the guitar, going skiing.
“Don’t delay in fulfilling your dream, If you have a dream and a vision, go for it, don’t be reckless with it but go for it”...[Listen for More]
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Jimmy Chen is founder and CEO of Propel, a software company that aims to make the American safety net more user-friendly. Jimmy has a degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He was also the Product Manager at Facebook, where he led the Facebook Groups team.
“Just do it. The barrier of just getting started is the thing that keeps a lot of talented entrepreneurs from pursuing their dream and it’s something that I wish was just a more straight forward thing for everyone”...[Listen for More]
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Margarita Floris is a self-made businesswoman with an extensive career in the fashion industry. Margie became the international sales manager for BCBG Max Azria, launching the line in the UK, Middle East, Hong Kong, Central and South America. In 2001, she joined her best friend, Tina Aldatz, to launch Foot Petals, which was later acquired by a publicly traded company. Currently, Margie and Tina are co-founders of Savvy Travelers, a premier lifestyle brand dedicated to overall beauty wellness that offers individually wrapped cosmetic wipes for personal use.
“If you’re having a bad day and you feel like you want to give up, just go to bed, try to clear your mind, or do whatever you find relaxing and I promise you that everything you do will look better in the morning, there’s always a solution”...[Listen for More]
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