Alan David Horowitz currently serves as the fourth generation clothier and owner of Alan David Custom, a business originally started by his great grandfather in 1926 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and later taken over by his grandfather Moe Ginsburg. His grandfather was a well-respected figure in the New York retail industry for decades, which was instilled in Alan at a young age. Having spent summers and winter breaks working at his grandfather’s store, Alan took a strong interest in the clothing business from the beginning. While he did attend college and worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche for two years, Alan knew that his passion was in the family business. Alan strived to endure the family tradition of owning a successful retail business, which ultimately led him to open his New York City workshop, Alan David Custom. His approach to starting a business offering high-end, luxury, customized suits has proven successful over the years. Alan’s success is backed by his company’s four generations of expertise in measuring, pattern making and tailoring.
“Just be ready to switch gears, have a strategy, but have an alternate strategy, everybody would be an entrepreneur if everybody’s idea worked all the time, you get into business, there’s going to be changes, changes in the market place, changes in the demographic so just be ready to shift on a dime, have a plan, have an alternate plan”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Altero was always interested in the restaurant industry, working for Pizzeria Uno, Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, Nordstrom’s restaurant division and Johnny Rockets. It was during his time with Johnny Rockets that Paul was inspired to launch his own burrito concept. Teaming up with his colleague and friend Bill Hart, the duo launched Bubbakoo’s Burritos in Point Pleasant, NJ in 2008. Today, Paul serves as the co-owner and co-founder of the brand, which has nearly 20 locations throughout New Jersey.
“When you get into this, it’s not going to be as easy as you think it is more often than not, it’s going to take a certain amount of, you’re going to have to have some tough skin, there’s going to be times you’re going to have highs you’re going to have lows and if you think it’s going to take you 2 years to be where you’re at it’s probably going to take you 4 years or 5”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Dunn is an international speaker, author and sales trainer, as well as CEO and Founder of GoRead.com, a social media community for readers and an author support platform. Ken is also a sought-after business management consultant and helps principals and C-level executives with business management, community-building and revenue growth
“Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the journey as an entrepreneur we are given a gift with that ability to see the future but believe me being an entrepreneur is not the easiest way, it is painful, you’re going to have more days where you’re bleeding blood, where you’re struggling, where everyone else is looking for you to the answers and you’re not sure of the answer and it is painful”…[Listen for More]
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As businessman, husband, father and community leader, Robb Braun has experienced incredible obstacles to achieve unreasonable success in business and life. Robb’s message is a powerful message that elevates the human spirit and instills hopes in others that they may finally live lives of passionate purpose in everything they do.
“Have a dream and be relentless about it, do not give up, do not give in to any negativity, any naysayers any economic conditions, that stuff, don’t care about it, don’t care about it. Have the dream and go for it, there cannot be a worse feeling of when it got tough or when self doubt settled in, I gave up and I settled, I got to live with that for the rest of my life.…[Listen for More]
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Alex Vorobieff is the founder and CEO of The Alex Vorobieff Company, a premier business-transformation company. A highly sought-after speaker and business coach, Alex has transformed scores of multi-million-dollar companies into unstoppable forces using “business alignment tools”—a term he coined after years of working with and investigating different business systems that were not named in the business lexicon. Alex specializes in helping large companies get their team members on the same page to achieve desired outcomes. Through his company, he assists frustrated leaders in finding their unique starting lines, selecting the best alignment tools for their specific situations, and finally achieving clarity from chaos in their businesses. Alex holds his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management after graduating from University of Southern California with a BS in business with an emphasis on accounting. In addition to solving thorny business problems, Alex enjoys pursuing his hobby of photography. He lives in Newport Beach, California, with his family.
“It’s not going to go the way you assumed it’s going to go, it’s not going to go in a straight line, it’s going to take a while, there’s going to be failure, but how you take the feedback of failure and tweak your offering or what you’re trying to help bring to market, that’s the real essential, is how you respond when things don’t go according to plan, because that will happen, that is the only guarantee”…[Listen for More]
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We are speaking today with Glenn Elliott, founder of UK-based Reward Gateway, a world leader in integrated employee engagement technology with more than 1,800 clients worldwide. Reward Gateway developed the employee engagement platform, The Engagement Bridge™. Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey’s co-wrote their new book called: Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement.
“Get started, nothing beats starting. Don’t over think your start, get in front of customers. There’s only so much you can learn in a planning stage of being an entrepreneur, if you want to do something you need to do it, you need to do it, you’ll probably fail and it’s ok. You may make yourself poor for a little while, don’t fail in a way where you lose your home or your partner or your marriage”…[Listen for More]
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After a successful career on Wall Street as the Global Director of US Fixed Income Derivative Trading for the National Australia Bank, Andrew Pudalov decided to move across the country to Boulder, Colorado with his family to pursue his passion for healthy living. After seeing the need for healthy, nutritious and delicious grab-and-go meals, Andrew develop his own concept for meals-in-a-bowl, made with fruit and vegetable bases, topped with organic granola and honey, and Rush Bowls was born. Today, Andrew serves as the founder and CEO of the brand, which has three locations open and more than 40 locations in various stages of development.
“You have to build a great team around you. Delegate to a certain degree, I think the number one problem with a lot of entrepreneurs and even myself is you don’t like to delegate, if someone’s going to do the job and do it as effectively as you then you can focus on bigger picture items. Do your homework; get as much information as possible. “…[Listen for More]
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Laura Rubinstein is the Founder of Social Buzz Club and an award winning social media & marketing strategist. She has optimized marketing plans for over 1,000 small businesses and is creator of the Social Media Blast Off course. Laura is the author of the bestselling book Social Media Myths Busted.
“Put marketing as a priority for your business. You can have the best book, the best online course, the best office space, but if you don’t have a marketing plan, or you’re not doing marketing, you haven’t thought about it, you don’t have a business”…[Listen for More]
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Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched and later sold a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs and has been busy writing The Best Business Book In The World (And Other Bold Statements For Entrepreneurs). Jill is a co-host of Inc. Magazine’s top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business. She gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney, a “ Cool Mom Entrepreneur We Love” by MSN Live, and she was recently named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch In Tech as well as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer after Forbes’ named The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites For Entrepreneurs. She’s shared the speaker stage with Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Daymond John, Marilu Henner, and Desmond Tutu and she regularly appears on ABC7’s Windy City Live TV show. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
“Stop hiding in your silo of your industry or in your home office, get out and work more. Go meet more people, do work in a co working space or a coffee shop; leave the house, because the magic that happens with face to face interaction far surpasses anything we do online ever”…[Listen for More]
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We are speaking today with Jeff Piersall, Founder and CEO of SCB Marketing and co-author of: Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars: Your GPS in an Era of Hyper-Change. Jeff is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker, and he has taught leadership and management seminars on four continents, served on various economic development and visioning councils, and authored hundreds of articles and three books.
“It’s the journey between your heart and your head, that’s the longest journey you’ll ever take and you’ve got to take it every morning before you start your day. That’s a critical journey for all of us, maintaining that synchronicity is extraordinarily important to your success and for you to enjoy the journey”…[Listen for More]
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One Valentine’s Day, Lenny Verkhoglaz and his wife Mila were asked to care for their elderly neighbor because her daughter was out of town. Mila and Lenny realized the growing need for caregivers and decided to launch Executive Home Care - one of the leading home healthcare franchises. Today, Lenny serves as the co-founder and CEO of the brand, which has over 20 locations in 10 states.
“Ability to anticipate changes and adapt with them, we know that the world changes quickly, if you don’t anticipate changes, don’t adapt to them, you fall behind. Become a team builder, bring on strong managers who will actually grow the business and bring the business forward”…[Listen for More]
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Jennifer James is a successful entrepreneur who is currently CEO of plus size athleisure/activewear line Active Ego. In 2014, James launched Active Ego with the mission to develop a line of athletic and lifestyle apparel that provides options for curvy women who are underserved in the market place.
“Don’t give up. There’s going to be headache, there’s going to be some crying days, there’s going to be some great days, you’re going to have more bad days than good days. Just think of this journey as getting healthy, from somebody who’s not really 100% healthy to healthy it takes a lot to get there, it doesn’t happen overnight”…[Listen for More]
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Bailey Richert is a business coach who helps individuals launch profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.
“If you’re really struggling with like what to call your business , really, these days a personal brand is where it’s at and it’s where the market is going. People want to do business human to human so unless you have a very absurd name that’s very very difficult to pronounce or very hard to spell I would definitely consider using your own name as your personal brand”…[Listen for More]
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Alison Donaghey is a Cause and Effect Strategist, Speaker, Author and Radio Host. It is her mission to empower and activate people to Think Opposite; To suspend their belief; Consider the opposite: Proceed with perspective. To better their lives, businesses, and the planet because an unexamined perspective is a deadly virus.
“Trust who you are and what you have to offer. Don’t let other people decide who you are and how you’re supposed to present your magic stuff”…[Listen for More]
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Zander Fryer is a former IT Account Executive turned entrepreneur, certified success coach, and business consultant. He’s also the co-author of “Mastering the Art of Success” with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jack Canfield. Zander is an expert in the areas of entrepreneurship and self-development, and works with clients on earning a 6-figure income around their passions through his program, Sh*t You Don't Learn in College.
“Somebody asked me how I was able to get to where I am now in such a short amount of time and my intuitive response was I’m not afraid to break stuff so I think that that would be my biggest piece of advice to entrepreneurs would be don’t be afraid to break stuff, that’s what this world needs. This world needs people that are not afraid to break things because out of that, you can’t be afraid to break some eggs if you want to make an omelette. Out of breaking things you’re going to come out with better things”…[Listen for More]
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Today we are speaking with Anni Keffer, is a nationally recognized educator, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about youth leadership.Her new book is: Leadership Built On Why: A Guide for Young Adults.
“This journey is going to be a hard one but it’s going to be a really rewarding one. Be ok with crazy amounts of failing. Be ok with it not looking perfect or how you envisioned when you started. Just remind yourself of why you do what you do and who in the end you want to impact through your business” …[Listen for More]
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John Asher is CEO of a sales advisory services company. In his navy career, he managed a $2 billion submarine program. In his second career, he co-founded an engineering company that grew at 42% per year for 14 straight years. His current business has provided sales workshops in 22 countries.
“Read books. We’re in the age of disruption and change is fundamental, embracing change is fundamental. Continuous learning is obvious too, you’ve got to figure out how to get new information, whether it’s as you said before, podcasts or whether you’re reading books as you’re jogging, online books or on your kindle on the airplane whatever. You got to do it to stay up”…[Listen for More]
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Ian Dickson is an International Business Speaker & Multi Award Winning Business Coach. For the last 14 years he has been sharing his thoughts, strategies, concepts, and ideas to business audiences around the world. Ian is always upbeat, positive, and interesting to listen to, his content is guaranteed on point and relevant for business today.
“It didn’t happen for me until I was 44, and it was forced upon me I was made redundant so I then had to make a choice about what I was going to do. Really important thing to know is that trying to force it is a waste of time, try different things because ultimately the different things that you try will always add value when you find your thing, it won’t ever be wasted”…[Listen for More]
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Ira Gostin launched his storytelling career as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, honing his newsroom intuition to eventually and effectively brand a company’s external communications. After having his photos featured in the world’s top publications and later for many Fortune 500 companies, Ira retired from photography, earned his MBA and began career number two where he oversaw investor relations and corporate communications for a multi-national, publicly traded company. He coordinated shareholder engagement for over $1 billion in financing through an IPO, equity raises, and acquisitions while leading the team. In 2016 he started 120 West Strategic Communications, combining his entrepreneurial spirit and passion with corporate storytelling and strategy. Ira is a true entrepreneur with several successful start-ups under his belt and in addition to 120 West, he and his wife Erin also operate a property business. Ira and his family live in Reno, Nevada, at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains and can be found regularly at Lake Tahoe when he is not traveling the world for clients.
“Effective communications is the voice of success. Tell your story, be accurate, be brief, be clear but tell the story of your business and push that forward, use the tools that we have these days to tell your story”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Galvin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SG Blocks, Inc., a leading innovator and designer of container-based structures. Founded in 2007 and listed on the Nasdaq in June 2017, SG Blocks utilizes code-engineered cargo shipping containers to construct and provide safe, strong and green structures and environments.
“Stay the course, even when its hard, it’ll be worth it”…[Listen for More]
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Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, advisor and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modelling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” He’s won a number of international business awards, started companies in varying industries from Telecommunications to eCommerce, and even sold Australia’s version of the Yankee Stadium, the MCG, for under $500 at the age of 21.
“Have a roadmap of some description whether it’s The Lean start-up, Growth hacking. Have some sort of frame work that you can continue to follow because I think a lot of entrepreneurs; it’s so easy to get distracted by your next idea, your last idea, the notebook you picked up on the weekend that you wrote on 2 years ago that has a good idea and you go oh I should do that one”…[Listen for More]
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Jessica Honegger is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a passion for catalyzing others to step outside their comfort zones and live lives of purpose. Jessica is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a fast-growing company dedicated to designing and selling an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans in vulnerable communities.
“Go scared, don’t let fear hold you back, don’t let perfectionism hold you back. Quit comparing your journey to someone else’s journey. Focus on your why and make sure that your why is creating value and bringing love and joy and hope into the world and you will be driven to not quit which will ultimately lead you to success”…[Listen for More]
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Jacqueline Nwokeji-Ani is a transformational leader & career coach, lecturer, international award winning inspirational speaker and also an author and writer. As well as that she is a fellow member of the School of Social Entrepreneurs. Her mission is to empower others to fulfill their life’s purpose. As a sought after speaker her listed messages include, The Empowered Woman, The True Source of Wealth, 5 Steps to Success and Pain to Purpose to name but a few. With over 14 years’ experience in HR and Recruitment Selection in the City of London, Jacqueline set up her own Recruitment Consultancy specialising in placing people within the Management field. Through this experience, she realised that she had a passion to encourage, motivate, empower and inspire those who discovered that they were in the wrong careers and stayed out of lack of confidence in their acquired capabilities and fear of changing, she re trained as an Adult Literacy Lecturer to teach and motivate people to identify their gifts, discover their purpose and fulfil it in the midst of barriers that may pose as a threat to their success. Jacqueline admonishes that barriers are opportunities of success when turned around on its head. Jacqueline has been featured and interviewed on several media networks discussing the work she does with women nationally and internationally, some of which also includes her resources. Such networks include Ben TV, OH TV, Revelations TV, Premier Radio to name but a few. Her books include “The Widow’s Jar of Oil – Knowing What You have to Get Out of DEBT”, Your Talent is Your Wealth and her most recent title “Being Single to be Married – Preparing Yourself for a Purpose Driven Marriage, all have an underlying message and that is to fulfil divine purpose.
“Humility is the best way to progress. Sometimes as entrepreneurs we forget where we come from and sometimes the things that we go through in life is to keep us humble because in that humility that’s where progress is. The more we’re humbled the more we can see things around us that we would not necessarily see or we can be reminded of where we come from because there’s someone else who can just put out there hand and just say listen you know what I need to give you a hand up”…[Listen for More]
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Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear, turning their inspiration and ideas into smooth-running, money making businesses. Katrina is the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® System, award-winning speaker and author of Love Yourself Successful.
“You just have to get started and stop settling for what you think you need to be doing or what you think you can make and go bigger, go bigger and just learn how. The how is the only thing that’s stopping you for the most part for most people”…[Listen for More]
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Dorothy-Inez Del Tufo, is a Confidence and Presence Coach for high-achieving, God-centered women Coaches, Leaders and Experts who are ready to own their shine and be a celebrity in their industry online and in video. Her unique method of coaching combines, spirituality, image consulting, speaking skills and a touch of “glam” to empower her clients to organically attract their ideal clients and abundance by simply being the stars they were born to be.
“Don’t get caught up in people’s promises to help you. Oh I’m going to help you create 10K or 6 figures. Don’t get caught up in that, make sure that you have your foundations in place before you go jumping in at that level. Do your research on coaches, I can’t tell you how many people I talk to that are gun shy about working with a coach and a big part of that is not doing their research. Ask questions and be sure to get referrals to find out what’s their success rate in working with people.”…[Listen for More]
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