Susan Barber is an Executive Leadership Coach with 20+ years as an Information Technology and Leadership Executive. She is focused on helping leaders and their teams reach their potential. She partners with business professionals to accelerate their results by building confidence, enhancing their leadership skills and finding their authentic voice.
“Don’t let fear stand in your way, it’s really easy to talk yourself out of stuff, to be afraid of something that you haven’t done and I would tell you that I was in your place, I was that same person and I just took a step every day to move what I wanted to forward and I didn’t necessarily have all of the answers at that point about what that was going to look like for me but I knew it was something I wanted to do”…[Listen for More]
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Shakira M. Brown is an award-winning PR & Branding expert and Founder & CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC, a firm that helps small business owners that have the least but need the most opportunity to compete by providing affordable public relations, branding and content development services. Shakira has over 20 years of experience in public relations, television production, branding, marketing and website strategy. She has won over 13 industry awards in various disciplines for her work. She is also the host of the Moment Masters Show Small Business Podcast.
“You have to get your financial house in order to run a successful business, you don’t have any access to capital when you have bad credit, and you don’t have opportunity to partner, who’s partnering with someone who is broke. You have to be willing to spend your own money to make money”…[Listen for More]
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Marilyn Shannon is a facilitator, mediator, life/business coach, speaker, online TV host and founder of a networking organization. Marilyn is motivational and focuses her talks on the art of listening and communicating for individuals and corporations. Marilyn just launched her book “In Just One Afternoon – Listening into the Hearts of Men.”
“Don’t look down, don’t look at anybody else as being your balance, just go straight, keep an eye on your prize, keep an eye on your nugget, keep an eye on your intention, and just go forward, without the attention of necessarily how you think it should turn out but just go forward and keep going with the greatest intention with your heart full”…[Listen for More]
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Shri Thanedar, Ph.D., founded Avomeen Analytical Services and has served as a chief chemist for more than 30 years. Specializing in polymer and inorganic chemistry, Shri mastered a wide range of chemical and analytical testing, leading to detailed expert reports and testimonies, as well as in-depth product analysis for clients.
“Dream big, always go for the stars, never give up, you’re not always going to succeed but I always say the harder I fall the higher I succeeded and every success I’ve had was at the heels of great failure, so don’t fear the failures. Be confident in yourself”…[Listen for More]
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Jeff Epstein is the founder of Ambassador; a software platform that enables companies like Hulu, HP and Ria Financial to leverage the power of their relationships to drive more customers.
“Just power through, you have to have confidence in yourself, look for support from the people that believe in you and don’t give up, at the end of the day anything can be accomplished, it sounds kind of corny but it’s true, you have to work harder and face more frustrations than maybe you’d planned but at the end of the day it’s doable, people have done it”…[Listen for More]
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Rick Nicholson started his entrepreneurial path as a multi unit franchisee in the restaurant industry. Since then, he has started 3 different businesses, two of which were restaurants. His passion is as a marketing strategist. With 15 years marketing experience, combined with his entrepreneurial work, he understands what it means when there's not enough customers to pay the bills.
“Don’t try to be like anyone else, just be yourself, there will be other people who will like you for who you are and from there you get authentic and ultimately just go do it”…[Listen for More]
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Joseph Kashurba started a freelance web design business in high school and grew it into a digital agency with a world-class team and clients around the world. He went from building $300 websites to building $30,000 websites and managing 6-figure advertising budgets for some of the largest manufacturing companies.
“Make sure you’re doing something every single day to get in front of your target market, that means that every single day in your business there should be a marketing campaign running or you should be sending direct mail out, or making phone calls or doing something, every single day in your business you should be doing something to get more sales in your business”…[Listen for More]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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