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Apr 30, 2017

Adam J. Levinter is the founder and President of ScriberBase, a Toronto-based company helping businesses create recurring revenue through subscription e-commerce. Adam describes Scriberbase as a team helping clients be the next "Dollar Shave Club". A digital entrepreneur, Adam is a true thought leader and subject matter expert in the subscription e-commerce space.

“Health before wealth always, if you don’t have your health then nothing else matters, absolutely nothing else,  entrepreneurs are obsessed with working long hours and making sure their business is hitting targets but they’re neglecting themselves personally, they’re not exercising, they’re eating poorly, they’re consuming massive amounts of caffeine or supplements just to get through the day”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 30, 2017

Chris Dayley is passionate about helping businesses learn what their users want on their website, through psychology based testing, and analytics. He started his Conversion Optimization agency ‘Dayley Conversion’ in 2014, which he later merged with ‘Disruptive Advertising’, where he currently works as VP of site testing and optimization.

“Just stick with it, the entrepreneurial journey is a hard, sometimes lonely journey, it can feel lonely, I mentioned that it was a really tough choice for my wife and I and my wife was fairly involved in my business early on and it was a very lonely journey even with her along by my side, even with business partners, it can just feel lonely sometimes, just know when you’re feeling lonely, number one, reach out, because there is someone who can understand the troubles you’re going through”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 28, 2017

Lisa Braithwaite is a public speaking coach, trainer and author, mentoring entrepreneurs and professionals to create memorable and engaging presentations in order to build their businesses through speaking. She guides her clients to ditch perfection and create connection through coaching, workshops, and her annual ‘Shake Up Your Speaking’ retreat.

“Have a business that supports my life and supports my core values, if my core values are freedom fun and inspiring people, I can’t very well teach or inspire or have freedom or fun if I’m a slave to my business, so even though my business and my life are very much entwined, life always comes first and business always comes second”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 27, 2017

Fleet Maull is an author, consultant, trainer and executive coach. Fleet works at the nexus of personal, organizational, and social transformation to create a more enlightened society and a more peaceful and sustainable global community.

“Just go for it, don’t hold back, live out your dream just don’t listen to anybody that would tell you that you can’t do what your dreams are. Trust your gut, don’t listen to the naysayers, surround yourself with people who are passionate and excited and moving forward in their lives and just go for it because we’ve all got a limited number of time in our lives”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 26, 2017

Ian Sanders is a UK-based creative consultant, coach and storyteller on a mission to make the world of work and business more human. The author of four books, Ian has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times. He works with clients from big corporations through to one person businesses.

“Stick to who you really are, and build on it”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 25, 2017

Matt Anderson has spent the past 14 years as a trainer and coach helping business development professionals get more referrals from their clients and professional network. He’s trained people from over 30 countries, spoken at dozens of international and national conferences and written the business bestseller, Fearless Referrals

“Ask for what you want”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 24, 2017

Matthew Commons is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for applying advanced technologies to new fields. Before founding Cambridge Blockchain, he served as the founding CFO and Managing Director of venture-backed technology company Ogin, where he raised over $150 million of capital and launched the company’s international expansion.

“Really spending a lot of time with customers, to really qualify your business and your business idea you have to get feedback and certainly when you think about what that business can be and what it can become, it’s not going to be based on just what you can conceive in your head, you have to get out there and get feedback and try different things”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 23, 2017

Zack Arnold is an award-winning documentary director and film editor who has edited such shows as Empire, Glee, and Burn Notice. He is also the founder of the Optimize Yourself program which helps creative professionals survive the brutally long hours spent in front of their computers.

“Do something that makes you happy, that, if it’s something you think about every moment of every day, that’s what you should be doing, if other people say this is what you should be doing in your business, this is the business you should start, this is how you should run it, going back to your question on gut feeling, if your gut says this doesn’t feel right don’t do it”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 23, 2017

Monte Zweben is the co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine, a provider of the open-source SQL RDBMS for hybrid workloads. Monte is a serial entrepreneur and well-respected industry expert in Big Data who started at NASA. Previously, he also founded and was the CEO of Red Pepper Software and Blue Martini Software.

“Go talk to customers all the time, spend 75% of your time with customers, understand their world intimately and while you need to understand your product, understand it through their eyes and I think another recommendation that I think is a little less utilised and a little less obvious which is spend time with your competitors, you’d be really surprised what they would tell you”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 21, 2017

Francis Dinha is our next guest. He keeps millions of people safe online - protecting their computers from cyber attacks and information hacking. His company, Open V-P-N, creates a "Virtual Private Network" for those using his product, known by most people as "Private Tunnel." The technology is trusted from companies such as Tesla and Microsoft and is used more than one million times a day.

“Never give up and perseverance, be very much action orientated and just basically pursue your passion and you have to love what you do and I would say the best advice as an entrepreneur, if you’re out there just making money and you think you’re going to make the ultimate objective and going to retire, then this is the wrong business for you, you have to be hungry”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 20, 2017

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Rainmaker Digital, the company behind Copyblogger, StudioPress, and the Rainmaker Platform.

“Love your work, don’t do it just for the money, because you’re going to have to get up every day, you’re going to have to work on it, you’re going to have to think about it, think about it some more. If you succeed you’re going to have to keep going, everyone is like, these are good problems to have. It’s true but if you feel like you have an obligation to stay with this business you created that you no longer like, you might as well just have a job”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 19, 2017

Leah Martin, Managing Attorney of Leah Martin Law, graduated summa cum laude from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2002. After working for esteemed law firms, Leah decided to establish her own firm in 2011. Leah brings 14 years of experience in the field of business and corporate law.

“Just do it is a really good tagline for Nike but it really doesn’t make good sense in business, I tried that approach, I jumped in and was like I’m just going to do this, I can run a business I know I can, But you should only go with just do it after you’ve formulated a plan and then do it in a logical and systematic order” …[Listen for More]

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Apr 18, 2017

Steven Sashen is a serial entrepreneur, former stand-up comic, and Masters All-American sprinter. He started his latest business, Xero Shoes, with his wife, Lena Phoenix, almost by accident. They appeared on Shark Tank, turning down a $400,000 offer from Kevin O'Leary.

“Get a government job with a pension as fast as you can, start young and I wish I could say that I’m joking but I’m not for 2 reasons, the first is if someone could have convinced me that it was possible to find a government job that I would have found interesting, that would have allowed me to work a fixed number of hours per day or per week without obsessing about what I was doing in every one of the remaining hours and that after some number of  years of doing that when I would have been happy, I could have retired on a significant pension without having to worry about what I did for income for the rest of my life, that would have been really awesome”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 17, 2017

Shama Hyder is the founder and CEO of the award-winning agency, The Marketing Zen Group, an integrated web marketing and digital PR firm. She is also a highly acclaimed international keynote speaker and a regular media correspondent, often featured across all major media channels, including MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. She is the best-selling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing (4th Edition) and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age.

“Be an editor, get out there, start doing and fixing and reiterating and tweaking”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 16, 2017

Lisa Laine Miller and James Gabriel Brown are the principals and co-founders of Columbus, Ohio-based advertising agency LaineGabriel. LaineGabriel specializes in developing engaging campaigns for healthcare systems and internal communications. Lisa and James are celebrating 10 years of successful business partnership.

  • “Go for it, find yourself a great partner who compliments you, challenges you and win together, fail together and have fun together, there’s no better reward”
  • “Put the fears aside, not being afraid of failure, understanding your weaknesses and just going for it”
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Apr 16, 2017

Shawn Blanchard is a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur and mentorship specialist. He’s served as the Director of Youth Services and President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Liaison for the city of Detroit. Recently, he was named one of America’s 2017 Top 35 Millennial Influencers by The Next Big Thing Movement.

“Do it, I think that something that is very simple about entrepreneurship is you can have all this advice and the advice can be specific but as an entrepreneur you’re not looking for specific advice you’re looking for principles”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 14, 2017

Mike Veny is America’s leading mental health speaker and a high energy drum circle facilitator. He delivers educational, engaging, and entertaining presentations to meetings and conferences throughout the world.

“Ask for help and ask for help, and when you’re done asking for help, ask for more help, because all of us have obstacles, all of us have challenges but none of us do it alone”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 13, 2017

Mark Friedenthal is the founder of Tolerisk, a cloud-based software for financial advisors that provides them with a 2-dimensional framework to create a more comprehensive risk tolerance assessment for clients than what’s traditionally available.

“You really need 3 things, I’m not sure the order of importance, and of course you need a good idea for a product or a service, you need the skill set to execute it and you need the capital to sustain it until you reach some level of success”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 12, 2017

Attorney Dera Johnsen-Tracy is a shareholder and co-founder of the law firm of Horn & Johnsen SC in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She is a 2008 graduate of Marquette University Law School and focuses her legal practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and guardianship.

“If something is important enough to you, you can always find the time to make it happen, I’ve heard over and over again from friends, from relatives of mine when I was teaching , I’d love to do this but I don’t know where I am going to find the time, I have all these other things going on, what that means to me is that it’s just not important enough”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 12, 2017

Mike Saunders is the Author of the Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, and a contributor to The Huffington Post, as well as an Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business and Career Coaches. As an Authority Marketing Strategist, Mike helps business owners build their Authority and Expertise to enhance their Competitive Advantage by helping them become an Amazon bestselling author without writing a word using his proprietary 3 Hour Authority™ System. The result is a spectacular Authority Positioning Portfolio™ which is the solution for opening more doors to closing more business.

“Know what you want, stick with it, and have a plan, have a blueprint, have it in front of you and write it down, I think a lot of the goal setting books out there will say this, physically taking a pen and paper and writing it down” …[Listen for More]

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Apr 10, 2017

Derrin Slack is the Executive Director of ProAct Indy, an Indiana nonprofit organization committed to engaging youth in public service that educates, delights, and inspires youth and those they serve. Derrin is the senior representative for donors, volunteers, youth program participants and other stakeholders. His strong background in nonprofit management and research, allows him to act as the conduit between the needs of the community and the capabilities of ProAct to address them.

“Always keep in mind the Q factor, what the Q factor is, is the quality of life factor, when you’re building your own business or doing your own thing, sometimes it’s hard to disconnect from that one thing and for me doing what I do for 7 years, sometimes all my conversations gravitated to going back to hey listen to what I’m doing when in reality that’s not really the case, it’s great to be passionate, it’s great to be engaged with what you’re doing however that quality of life factor is really important because you need to set aside time for your family, your friends, and the people you want to connect with on a personal level”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 9, 2017

Ivan Raiklin Recovering Lawyer, Diplomat, Green Beret, Turned Startup Investor/Advisor #LifeHacker who accidentally ran 50 miles once.

“Keep plugging away, the best piece of advice is set your goal, and then set a goal that’s even higher than you think you can achieve and then start backwards planning and keep pushing towards that goal because if you try to shoot for a hundred miles, in my instance, you shoot for 51 miles and you only make 50 well I can now say I accidentally say I ran 50 miles once”[Listen for More]

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Apr 8, 2017

Jen Moff is a sassy spiritual adviser and intuitive communication specialist. Trained in improvisation, she's a former actor who commands audiences—speaking throughout the year. She has a BFA in Communication and Public Relations, is a Certified Relationship Specialist by the American Psychotherapy Association, and is a member of the Women’s Speakers Association.

“Be willing to try new things and in the process of that be willing to start over if you need to without feeling like it’s all for not, the importance of that willingness is the foundation of everything else but really just being willing to start over, in terms of the way you approach an idea or how you execute something or where you go for help, just keep trying until something feels good”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 7, 2017

Andrew Haller is the co-founder of AirDev, a new kind of software development company that creates dynamic web and mobile apps for clients without writing code. Andrew comes from a non-technical background: he studied economics at Stanford, earned an MBA from Harvard, and worked as a management consultant prior to starting AirDev on the belief that how software is made -- and who makes it -- will change dramatically in the coming years.

“Making sure you’re working on something that is a passion project because it’s going to be a long road no matter what you get yourself into and things are not going to go the way you expect them to go and there’ll be challenges coming at you left and right and if it’s something that you’re pursuing because you think there’s a pay off potentially at the end of the day or because you think you have this clever idea that no one has thought of or because you think you have some skill and might as well do it, none of those reasons will be enough to keep you going”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 7, 2017

Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem Entertainment. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a Publicist, columnist as well as a Radio & TV Personality. She has extensive experience as a business consultant and entrepreneur but decided the only way she could make a difference for women was to create her own magazine that bridges the online community with the local community. Her passion is connecting people. Lea is often coined “ the connector “ due to her extensive network. Lea is passionate about working with young professionals and SmartFem has helped launch the careers of several young journalism interns from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School. Lea on the Go: When Lea is not working she is spending time with her husband and co-founder Paul and their miniature schnauzer Abby. They take daily walks and talk about current events and even politics. Her favorite past time is to jump on a plane with Paul and Abby for a quick weekend getaway to places such as the beach, Flagstaff or even Vegas.

“Get the advice, and get the council of mentors, people that have gone where you want to go. That’s the only way you’re going to go to the next level”…[Listen for More]

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