Dwayne Roberts is an enterpreneur from Tennessee who has a sincere desire to help local business owners stop throwing money down the drain with traditional advertising methods. He started working on computers when one of the very first home computer was introduced in the market place, the Commodore 64. Since then, he has fine tuned the online marketing process and has created unique and creative marketing solutions that get his clients results, fast! He started NewPro Marketing in June 2008, and has quickly grown to become one of the leading online marketing firms in the Nashville and surrounding communities. When you meet him you will quickly realize that he is very passionate about helping business owners and thrives on exceeding your expectations.
“Never give up on your dreams and your goals, you’re going to have negativity, the first person that is going to attack you is going to be your family, I’ve spoken to enough entrepreneurs to know that that’s a true statement and they’re not trying to attack you because they feel that you’re doing anything wrong, they’re actually trying to protect you”…[Listen for More]
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Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL sniper, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the Hurricane Group, a U.S. based media and ecommerce company focusing on outdoor, military entertainment, news, and clubs.
“Don’t let anyone tell you different, pursue what you’re passionate about but make sure that you have a plan and focus on that plan and don’t get distracted by other opportunities, so pursue your passion, have a plan, execute the plan and adapt as you go”…[Listen for More]
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Peter Lisoskie is a founding partner of *third way technologies and chatbot nation. Lisoskie helps companies to deploy chatbots for leads, sales, ecommerce, and customer service. Lisoskie runs a business incubator, hangs out with neuroscientists and has written a line of code or two if it brings a product to life.
“Get out now, I think about that sometimes when I’m doing things I’m like why am I doing this but you know at the end of the day the best advice is, I did this, I’m going to tell you guys, if you’re in business to chase money, get out now, creating things and building a business while yes money is important, it is always a side benefit and result of providing great customer service and providing value, putting your own ding in the universe, so if you’re only focussing on money first, which I have done in the past, at least from my personal experience that is on the road to ruin and failure”…[Listen for More]
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Rick Cesari is the co-founder and CEO of Cesari Ignite and considered one of the top brand-building, response-generating advertising experts in North America. Rick has been a pioneer in the Direct Response advertising industry since the early 90’s, and has used Brand Response strategies to build many iconic brands such as, Juiceman, Sonicare, The George Foreman Grill, OxiClean and many others. Rick has helped take companies like GoPro from a start up to over a billion dollars in sales in just a few short years. He is the author of "Buy Now" and his next book, "Building Billion Dollar Brands", is due out later this year.
“Just do it”…[Listen for More]
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Hung Nguyen co-founded LogiGear in 1994, and is responsible for the company's strategic direction and executive business management. His passion and relentless focus on execution and results has been the driver for the company's innovative approach to software testing, test automation, testing tool solutions and testing education programs. Hun’s experience prior to LogiGear includes leadership roles in software development, quality, product and business management at Spinnaker, PowerUp, Electronic Arts and Palm Computing.
“If you cannot sell the product yourself then it is time to give it up in other words, you really have to learn and to see what you build and why is it so difficult to sell and if you try to sell it yourself and you could not make it happen it means you have to wrong product and have the courage to shut it down and carry on”…[Listen for More]
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Mike Scher is the Co-Founder of Frontline Selling, developers of Staccato, the B2B sales platform helping companies consistently generate 2x-4x more opportunities. Staccato’s methodology was created from Mike’s unique strategy to reach decision-makers faster. He recently led the acquisition of a social selling platform, creating a comprehensive suite of prospecting tools.
“If you think it’s the right thing to do, go ahead and do it and don’t look back, I wish I took that when I started, I wish I took that advice myself, I wish I thought of that, when I was an entrepreneur originally I would make decisions and look over my shoulder looking for some validation of the decision, was that a good thing to do or bad thing to do”…[Listen for More]
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Gabriella Ribeiro runs Explorateur Journeys, which curates immersive, authentic travel experiences for the globally curious as well as the 48 Hour Power Jaunt where she plans 48 hour adventures for busy entrepreneurs, giving them the trip of a lifetime in just 2 days.
“Just do it, I know it’s simplistic but I know so many people that are in the middle of it just starting, they’ve got some fears and this and that, your drive has to be bigger than your fear, I see a lot of people hesitating and maybe not going full force, If you’re going to do this, then you need to do it, do not hold back”…[Listen for More]
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Cassie Parks loves the ocean, dancing for no reason and the power of possibility. Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true.
“Believe you’re going to do it, if you just always believe you’re going to do it, even if today you don’t see how, it doesn’t make sense, it hasn’t been the best day, just believe you’re going to do it and I think what that does is it opens up, when you believe you’re going to do it that makes whatever might have not been awesome today, not matter as much, if you believe you’re going to get there and you keep forging ahead with that story you’re going to get there”…[Listen for More]
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Rob Berger founded the Dough Roller in May 2007. The mission of the Dough Roller is to help people make sense out of the ever-more complicated world of personal finance, investing, and money management. What started out as a simple blog about money has turned into a website enjoyed by nearly 2 million visitors a year. Rob’s articles on personal finance have been syndicated to Forbes, MSN Money, U.S. News & World Report, and Yahoo! Finance. Rob has invested in the stock market for nearly 20 years and real estate for more than eight. He holds a law degree from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in English from Evangel University. He lives in Virginia with his wife of more than 20 years, their two teenaged children, and their Shih Tzu, Sophie
“Do something that you enjoy, find a business that you think will be profitable but you’ll enjoy doing because it’s that enjoyment that’ll help you get through when life sucks, and it will in business at some time and keep your costs down because that’s what’s going to allow you to survive the thin years and they’re going to certainly exist early on and they may even exist at times in your business”…[Listen for More]
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Today’s guest is Katya Sarmiento, co-founder of Bots For Business and an expert in technology, systems, and operations. She helps Entrepreneurs implement effective Lead Generation by systemizing their ability to automatically bring in new customers. Who wouldn’t want that? Specifically talking BOTS, Katya helps build systematic experiences that allow you to qualify, engage, and interact with your leads in a 1-to-many way, that feels like a 1-to-1 experience. Combined with Scott Oldford’s marketing and sales genius, this allows you to grow your business in a sustainable and scalable way, giving you a new found power of adding revenue and profit to your bottom-line. She’s really the tech genius behind it all.
“No matter where you are in that journey of being an entrepreneur, trust yourself, believe in yourself first, without that you won’t get anything done, you won’t get far so if you have to take time, even like a day to take care of yourself to self care, actually get some sleep, actually get some food, actually sit down and brainstorm what’s working and what’s not working and then go look at your past accomplishments and celebrate”…[Listen for More]
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Jesse Darley and Steve Latham are two engineers from Madison, Wisconsin who dreamed of starting a side business. They took the plunge after friends raved about the laser cut wooden wall display that holds bottle caps that Jesse made for his 6 year old son Jasper.
“Starting something may be easier than you think, I kind of go back to our one week start up, we never thought it would be as easy as it was to get to that first sale but starting something that’s going to succeed is probably harder than you think, getting that exposure, getting people to share your product with their friends and figure out how to use the media, free media and paid media to drive sales is really a bigger challenge than we ever expected”…[Listen for More]
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David Olk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Voray, helping people more authentically build meaningful business relationships. Prior to Voray, David co-founded ShopKeep, an SaaS Point-of-Sale technology company, which under David’s leadership, grew to one of NYC’s largest software companies with over 25,000 enterprise customers and raising over $100 million in capital. He is an active advisor and investor to multiple early-startups, a NYC TechStars Mentor, is a Board Director of ShopKeep, Vengo, Amper Music and Columbia University’s Lang, and was a board member of Kickstarter which he helped advise from the earliest stages. David began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at PriceWaterhouseCooper’s (PWC), followed by working in M&A at Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp (IAC). He is a graduate of Tulane University and Columbia Business School. David lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. When he is not working at or advising startups, you can find David chasing two toddlers around in a city park near you.
“Do a lot of user discovery before you spend any money”…[Listen for More]
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Melissa Krivachek takes people who have experienced devastation, death or divorce and helps them create radical change in their lives, businesses and families. The point at which change happens is a decision ... a decision it takes many of us years to get to.
“Do the exercise that I told you to do in the beginning of this podcast, if you do not map out 15 minutes every day for the next 7 days you’ll constantly say I don’t have time I don’t know what to do I don’t have money, I don’t know what I value when in all actuality you do based on this exercise”…[Listen for More]
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Kristi Hedges is a nationally recognized expert in leadership communications. She coaches CEOs and senior executives at leading global companies, and her workshops and keynotes have reached thousands of leaders in various industries, from the Fortune 500 to the United States government to nonprofits. She is the founder of The Hedges Company and the author of THE POWER OF PRESENCE and the new book THE INSPIRATION CODE. Kristi writes about leadership for Forbes.com and is regularly featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Entrepreneur, as well as on programs such as the BBC and CNBC. She is a teaching faculty member at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. Kristi lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.
“Running a business is full of uncertainty and we never know what’s going to happen, on one hand one bad situation can change a company dramatically and one great situations can change your company dramatically so we don’t know what’s around the corner and if we’re always trying to tamp down the uncertainty then we’re going to tamp down our growth and our possibility at the same time”…[Listen for More]
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Chelsea Baldwin was a content & marketing executive who quit her job to start her own copywriting agency. Today, she teaches entrepreneurs how to get to the core emotions behind their brand and appeal to their target audience in a way that's fresh and new... and stands out from the crowd.
“Just start something whether you’re just starting out or you have a new side of your business that you want to expand, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it will evolve to be quote on quote perfect over time and with practice but you’ll never reach the level you want to if you don’t start and let yourself get through the period of figuring things out”…[Listen for More]
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Erin Bury is a marketer, former technology journalist, and startup enthusiast. She is the Managing Director at creative communications agency Eighty-Eight, and writes a small business column for the Financial Post. She was named one of Marketing Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah - twice.
“Focus not just on your company’s brand but on your personal brand, some of the best known entrepreneurs in the world have such a strong personal brand, think of people like Richard Branson, people know who they are and who their companies are and that’s a really great advantage for other entrepreneurs so focus on getting out and speaking at events and attending events and writing content and finding interviews with journalists…[Listen for More]
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Chris Voss is author of the national best-seller Never Split The Difference, international keynote speaker, negotiation consultant, and award-winning business school professor. After 24 years as a lead FBI hostage negotiator, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, a firm that solves business communication problems with hostage negotiation strategies.
“Fear is going to get in your way, and that’s part of being a human being, self doubts, that’s going to hold you back, that’s going to stop you from pulling the trigger on different things at different times and not being aggressive enough or forward thinking enough but you don’t want to do it stupidly, you got to be prepared to adjust and deviate and adapt and I’m relatively cautious in how we’re going after things because I’m worried about the kind of impact it’s going to have on the people that work for me”…[Listen for More]
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Teresa de Grosbois is a 4x Bestselling Author and an International Speaker sought by entrepreneurs and large corporations wanting to better understand how local word of mouth can suddenly turn into an epidemic. Specializing in the topics of influence and success, Teresa has a proven track-record in understanding word of mouth epidemics having taken three books to best-seller status in only 8 months. Her book Mass Influence hit #1 international bestseller status in North America and Europe on the same day it launched. Teresa teaches business and marketing courses around the globe, including teaching courses to start-up entrepreneurs in developing countries. As the Chair of the Evolutionary Business Council, Teresa leads an international, invitation-only council of speakers and influencers dedicated to teaching the principles of success. Teresa is also the co-founder of the Global Influence Summit.
“Give yourself permission to take action around your dreams because until you take action you’re just dreaming”…[Listen for More]
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Garrett Sutton has been practicing corporate law for more than 35 years assisting entrepreneurs and real estate investors in protecting their assets and maximizing financial goals through his companies, Corporate Direct and Sutton Law Center. He is a best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisors. All of Garrett Sutton’s books are part of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” wealth-building book series.
“I think having a team is really important and Robert Kiyosaki really keys on that, Robert and the advisors have a book out, it’s just been released it’s called More important than Money, and what’s more important than money is an entrepreneurs team, having a team of people, a lawyer, a CPA, a graphic designer, a team of people that can help you, you don’t have to do everything yourself”…[Listen for More]
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Shawn McBride is an authority helping successful business owners build companies that stand the test of time. He's a TEDx speaker, author of Business Blunders! and a frequent conference speaker on making business dreams come true. He's a frequent online contributor of videos and content on planning.
“Start pursuing your dreams as soon as you can, take the time the time to get some clarity on what you want everything to fit together like, so many people jump into something because one piece of it but they don’t think about how all the pieces are going to fit together, understand where you’re going then just take a first small step, don’t have to do everything at once, just start moving towards your dreams and things will start happening”…[Listen for More]
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John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies, including the bestselling classic "The Go-Giver." As a teenager, he started his own high school. His book Take the Lead was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post “Best Leadership Book of 2011.”
“Trust yourself, trust your vision, your voice, your gut absolutely, trust the outcome is there, trust your own path, and at the same time don’t trust yourself, there are voices around you who know you better than you know yourself in some ways so learn to listen to them, lean on them, trust them, you have to do both, keep the door open keep the door closed”…[Listen for More]
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Simcha Gluck, is a father, husband, a life celebrator, game-changer, and futurist. He Co-Founded the boutique game-based entrepreneurial training company Freshbiz, which has taken over 50,000 professionals from top companies across the globe on a game-based journey to smarter, better, and faster. He is also the author of “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life”.
“Keep going, keep going, life is a movie, it’s not a scene, in a scene we get this sort of perception that the pie is limited, someone’s down, someone’s up, something’s a failure, something’s a win but the overall realisation that life is a movie and it’s just one chapter of our life or one frame in this massively long story, keep going, develop the story, tell something awesome, celebrate life, impact people”…[Listen for More]
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Meliss Jakubovic is a Facebook Ads Expert and Marketing Specialist. She’s a self-proclaimed Serial Entrepreneur and a hustler full of passion. Her ad agency, Meliss Marketing helps businesses and entrepreneurs put their product or service in front of the right client or customer so they can scale their business strategically and spend time doing what they love to do. As a single mom of two boys, it is incredibly important for Meliss to use her time efficiently and effectively and that’s why she is determined to get sh*t done for her clients. Meliss is an extreme hard worker and loves to help people achieve their goals. Problem-solving and resourcefulness are some of her best qualities. She attributes her success to being an entrepreneur herself and her love of learning new systems and strategies. Meliss believes that the learning and creative process never ends.
“You need to organise your life, you need to organise your business, it’s so easy to say I have this and this and this to do and then you become so scatter brained and if you can just come up with a system and implement it and just repeat it every day, it might be slow moving but over time all those little things that you’re doing is going to compound into major success”…[Listen for More]
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Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group. Her book, Working with Difficult People, provides clear strategies to effectively handle the ten types of difficult bosses, colleagues, and subordinates.
“Do not think or assume that you know all of the answers, always be hungry and thirsting for more information that can help you to help yourself and ultimately once you get to where you want to be, be generous to help others get there too”…[Listen for More]
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While many know Bob Reina to have quite a sense of humor, it’s no joke when he says: “In order to be successful, it takes commitment over a period of years, and I mean a lot of them.” Self-discipline helped him remain farsighted in a career that had many bumps as well as forks in the road. Bob juggled several jobs while completing his coursework at the University of South Florida, and he eventually went on to graduate number one in his police academy class. Anyone recognizing his picture might be having a flashback of Bob pulling them over during his patrol days. In response to an entrepreneurial itch, however, Bob began using good old-fashion desire and sweat to make it as a part-time associate in direct selling. His passion for marketing led to boldly giving-up a steady paycheck. Family and friends called him crazy, but he had a clear-cut vision for success. In a recent survey, “Bob‘s vision” was actually the reoccurring reason that Talk Fusion’s marketing and technology experts joined his team. He brings insight and dedication to work, and he also brings family pets to the office each day. Therefore, it is no surprise that much of Bob‘s free time goes to actively supporting non-profit groups to help animals.
“Dream big and never stop dreaming, if you think about it, Ty Cobb is the baseball player who has the highest average in the history of the major league baseball, his average was 366 which means he did not get a hit 6 out of 10 times, he struck out and or did not reach base more times than he was successful and that’s what I would encourage people, just to swing the bat more often, you’d be amazed at what happens”…[Listen for More]
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