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The Entrepreneur Way

Are you an Entrepreneur, Wantrepreneur, or Small Business Owner? Would you like new ideas, insight inspiration that you can apply from successful entrepreneurs? Be our guest and listen to our podcast to discover how other entrepreneurs are getting all of this as they commute, and as they workout in the gym, and as they jog etc. 7 days a week we interview successful entrepreneurs and talk about their journey to discover their struggle before finding success, the big ideas that made their businesses grow, and their aspirations and ideas for the future. In each episode of The Entrepreneur Way Neil chats with successful entrepreneurs as they reveal golden nuggets of information and advice. For more information go to http://theentrepreneurway.com/
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Mar 31, 2020

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, speaker, and researcher. He is a leadership professor at Cal State Fullerton. He is also a leadership consultant that helps organizations improve their culture, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. He is the author of Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership.

“if you want to reach greater levels of success and even more particular if you feel like you’ve been on this hamster wheel where you have been busting your butt off but don’t feel like you’re really getting anywhere where you need to go next is to focus on your mindsets because it’s likely what has been limiting your success is your prevailing mindsets. And if we can awaken to those and develop more positive mindsets then we can unlock the success that we are really seeking. So, I think if we are wanting to improve first focus on our mindsets. If we can improve our mindsets everything else will take care of itself”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 31, 2020

Adam Robinson launched Robly Email Marketing in 2014. The business grew to $5 million in revenue in two years. While working to scale the business, Adam came up with the concept of GetEmails. GetEmails launched in 2019 along with the new revenue channel Email-Based Retargeting, and it’s growing incredibly quickly.

“whatever you think is a potential low-end outcome shrink that by 90% and make sure you have enough of a war chest to make it through that”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 29, 2020

Phil Strazzulla is a finance nerd turned entrepreneur. Phil started investing in the stock market when he was 12, but set his sights on starting a company after an internship at a two person company during college. After graduating from NYU, Phil began his career working in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners before getting his MBA at Harvard Business School. He's a self taught programmer who has started two bootstrapped technology companies. He now spends most of his time working on SelectSoftware, a site dedicated to providing in depth and unbiased reviews of business software. Outside of work, Phil is working on his yoga poses, meditation practice, sous vide skills, and golf swing. When not enjoying the many benefits of working from home, you can find him traveling around the world to escape his arch nemesis, the dreaded Boston weather.

“understand bias, understand your own bias and understand other people’s bias especially when you are starting off… People take their experiences and kind of regurgitate them as advice to you and it’s not always the most relevant stuff. And what can be really hard especially when you are starting off is that these people are very credentialled and somebody may be sold their company for a hundred million dollars or $1 billion or they took it public and they are telling you a thing and they just don’t have the perspective to understand that that’s actually not relevant for your business or could be bad advice. And so, understanding other folks bias is super, super hard to do however very, very impactful. And of course, you have to understand your own bias. Are you cheap? Are you liberal with your money? Are you somebody who kind of swings for the fences? Are you overly analytical question? All these things have to be reined in because all of your strengths that you should supercharge can also be things that can lead to your detriment. And so, try to be introspective, try to have advisers who will tell you to your face how you are thinking, correctly or incorrectly”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 29, 2020

Dolores Hirschmann is an internationally recognized strategist, coach, speaker, and founder of Masters in Clarity, a coaching practice that helps clients clarify their idea worth sharing and implement business growth systems. As a speaker coach, Dolores leverages the TED speaking platform to turn successful professionals into thought leaders in their field.

“trust your gut first and fall in love with the work that you are doing”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 28, 2020

Susannah Cole is a highly respected Property Investor and Educator. She started The Good Property Company in 2011, as a kitchen table startup. After years of Sourcing, Buying, Selling and Letting, Susannah built a substantial property portfolio and now delivers advice and lessons on how to succeed in property.

“I want them to think about the industry they intend to move into. I think planning, not forever, but planning for a period of time is a very sensible approach… think about your industry very carefully. Do you want to be selling 3.95 lattes, because I would get bored of that… So think about your price point , think about the structure of the industry. That’s why I’m not so keen on service-based industries because I almost see them as replacement rat race industries whereas an asset based industry you put the money into it, you buy the assets, it then cycles round itself with people pushing the cycle. And then I would definitely say get a coach ”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 27, 2020

Waldon Fenster is the creator of over 50 startups. Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working with corporations & startups to launch or turn around companies. Skilled in Sales, Entrepreneurship, Development along with Marketing & Tech process creation. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of Wyoming.

“surround yourself with people that are smarter and better than you. If you are the smartest person in the room you are a big fish in a small pond. But overall if you are filling a room full of those hundred millionaires and those billionaires and the people that have what you want you are going to become the average of those five people. The term out there is birds of a feather flock together”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 26, 2020

Victor Green was born in London, England, and from a very young age, he always wanted to know how business worked and how to do everything himself. He was able to assess things quickly and knew what needed to be done in business situations. Because of this, he could spot opportunities and move faster than others. Victor had business smarts and the ability to make quick decisions. His energy, and inquisitive nature, made him look at many business opportunities, some of which he tried before he eventually became his own boss. Ideas such as: opening a deli, importing cuff links from the USA, silk ties from Italy, importing Sangria from Spain. His first full-time business venture was starting a publishing company. From this he went on to start many other businesses, such as organizing conventions, printing, advertising, direct mail, PR, photography, import and export, manufacturing, soccer clubs, website design, creating portal websites, real estate, finance company, business consulting, mentoring and lecturing on business matters. His business experience also covers selling and acquiring businesses, helping company start-ups and revitalizing failing businesses.

“take your time. Don’t be in a hurry to be a failure. Slow down and be a success. Don’t run, run, run, run, run and think oh this is great I have got to do it tomorrow; I have got to do it tomorrow. It’s worth taking the extra time, if it’s a month, six months or a year to get it right. What you have to realise is that if you make a mistake then that factor could cripple you for the rest of your life. You could end up with debts which you have to pay off so your life is virtually ruined because of this. So please, please, please take your time, do your research and when you’ve done it in, do it again and if needy do it again to make sure that you are not being biased in your mind wanting… What is your USP, what is your unique selling point, what will make you better and different to what’s on the market? That’s what it’s all about. Then people say if I buy from them, I get ABC but I also get E and F because that’s a little bit more, that’s what it’s about”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 25, 2020

Stephanie Scheller has worked with more than 2500 companies, is a TEDx speaker, a Forbes 30 under 30 nominee, a two-time best-selling author and founded Grow Disrupt for one purpose: to create business owners out of job owners.

“recognise that the doubts and the voice in your head they are legit ,they are a real thing, there is nothing here that I’m going to try make you think that they are liars, they are cheaters, they are nothing… The voice in your head is a real thing and the doubts that it brings up are legitimate and they can be an asset if you will actually look at them and learn from them”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 24, 2020

Robert Beadles, successful serial entrepreneur, seasoned business builder; prominent Blockchain & Cryptocurrency educator on TV, YouTube, TradingView Sessions, and throughout the world. He has built several multi-million dollar companies, owns numerous patents, trademarks, helps develop business concepts, ideas, and projects. He is a husband, Christian, father, and philanthropist.

“just get out there and start doing something. If you have got this fire in your belly to be more, to do more, start today, just do something rather than just waiting for everything to just line up and wait for that not on the door, that’s never going to come. The people that just sit back and wait for somebody to just have something drop in their lap or for the old door knocking where they just hand them the keys to the fortune and wealth it just doesn’t happen. You have to just get out there and do something”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 23, 2020

*(please note, the company name is own-your-voice, many who read my bio are inclined to say Own-Your-Own-Voice, which is incorrect. I sincerely appreciate if you would take a moment to practice simply saying own-your-voice. Many thanks!) Sahar Paz didn't grow up playing house, she played office. At the age of 13, she launched a baby and pet sitting company generating more cash flow than all the lemonade stands in the neighborhood! A natural leader with an active left-and-right brain, Sahar was 25 years old in New York City with a lucrative career in Finance and bored out of her mind. Inspired to share what she learned in business, she pivoted and dedicated herself to feeding the entrepreneurial voice of teenagers by founding Free Your Star Foundation. The nonprofit partnered with low-income high schools in Brooklyn with credit-earning programs written by Sahar herself. Championing the voice of others to help them understand their emotional intelligence and their personal drivers has always been Sahar’s mission. Her book, Find Your Voice part-memoir, part cognitive behaviour guide, epitomizes that pursuit. Published in 2014, her message gained attention within forward-thinking organizations such as HBO, Facebook, Whole Foods, and the Texas Medical Center, where Sahar was invited to deliver keynote presentations. After five years on the road, Sahar became the CEO of Own-Your-Voice Strategy Firm, a personal branding agency that focuses on placing professional on stages to speak. Today, she resides in Houston and has given up pet sitting to play with her dog Rico instead. Please help me welcome today's speaker, Sahar Paz!

“start that personal brand even if it is a founder page on your organisations website. Have your personal mission up there, tell the why behind your story even if it’s a one sentence sort short story. Stop hiding behind your organisation, be proud of what you have created and get that personal brand out there”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 22, 2020

Troy R Underwood is an industry disruptor. Part technologist, part economist, and all innovator, he revolutionized the motor vehicle industry with the nation’s first electronic title system for financial institutions, which was later sold for $106 million. His healthcare venture, benefitsCONNECT, innovated healthcare benefits administration and resulted in a highly successful acquisition. His new book is How to Launch Your Side Hustle: Start and Scale a Business with Minimal Capital.

“be persistent, persevere, don’t give up when you hit your first obstacle. And don’t blame everybody else for your failure, take responsibility for your own actions”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 21, 2020

Our guest today is Bill Humbert who began his business in 1990 and has grown it to 4 separate businesses - 1. RecruiterGuy Consulting where he Helps Organizations Recruit, Onboard, Actuate, and Retain Top Talent 2. RecruiterGuy Speaking - with 102 television interviews, speeches around the US. 3. Author 4. Career Transition Coach

“do something you are passionate about. Find a space where you can make an impact and have fun. And if you are passionate about it then you will be successful”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 20, 2020

Russell Stuart is Founder and Managing Director of Force Protection Agency, an elite celebrity protective services firm that is known as the Secret Service of Hollywood.

“definitely have a plan. That is the number one thing that I believe so many people have a downfall of… I’m not saying you need to have a 4000 page plan that’s made by some super expensive business adviser but you need to go into your idea and your journey with some kind of understanding of what the next 20, 30, 40, 50 steps are going to be or you can see your fantastic idea crumble into oblivion very quickly”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 19, 2020

Based in Boston, Ivan Linn is the CEO and Founder of Folkspaper. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media in Germany and received an A.D. from Yale University. Ivan grew up in Taiwan and has always loved classical music. He moved to Germany to attend university and then to Boston in 2011 to experience life on the other side of the Atlantic. Ivan’s goal was always to share his love of classical music with others, which has since expanded to sharing creative content for the world through Folkspaper’s social journalism platform.

“when you plant a seed for apple trees don’t expect you will be able to eat apples tomorrow because it’s not going to happen. And be patient but be thoughtful about what you do and believe in your dream and your goals”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 18, 2020

A philanthropist, motivational speaker, brand strategist and entrepreneur, Amanda McIntyre Chavis has an unquenchable passion for music, art and technology. She is the CXO and Founder of LegendFactory, a interactive brand management company and two new tech initiatives: Muzaik, a social media aggregator app and Myndfull, a wearable tech venture.

“believe in yourself, believe in what you are doing and be passionate about it… Unrelentingly, unapologetically passionate about it because it’s going to be tough in the beginning… Not everybody understands the journey you’re about to take, not everybody is going to believe in the journey you are about to take. So, it’s going to take you truly believing in yourself and trusting yourself to move you forward. You may not have a family member or a friend that’s going to believe in what you do or even understand what you are doing”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 17, 2020

Jason Pero was born and raised in Erie, PA. After college Jason began a career medical sales and started investing in real estate in 2001 when he and his wife purchased their first duplex. He was able to leave his day jon in 2012 and now owns a portfolio of 900 multifamily apartments.

“find mentors. Be a mentor and find a mentor… You have one hand to have someone pulling you up, someone who can pull you up and they are mentoring you and helping you along on your entrepreneurial journey. But mentor others, bring others up and be a coach, a friend and a mentor to them… The sooner you surround yourself with mentors and you become a mentor your business will accelerate faster than you could have ever dreams”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 16, 2020

Jordan Gross is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a startup founder, a 2x TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His upcoming book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life's most meaningful principles. Jordan has been blazing new trails for people around the world, and he cannot wait to share this with all of you!

“record your wins. It’s going to be a very difficult journey and recording moments of pure happiness, these cloud nine moments that I’ve mentioned will continue you down the right path. Because it’s going to be difficult, days are going to feel like you didn’t accomplish anything, there are going to be days when you truly get rejected and you fail. But if you continue to every single day reflect and evaluate on the high points of your days then you will go into each situation with that positive mindset that is going to allow you to be relentless and resilient as an entrepreneur moving forward”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 15, 2020

John Stoj is likely the only Advisor you've ever met who has managed both $3.5 billion and a sushi kitchen. John’s career in finance began on a Wall Street trading floor over twenty-five years ago, and this has uniquely prepared him to see financial services for what it is: flush with companies and professionals far more focused on their own best interests than their customers'.

“constantly talk to other entrepreneurs. And not just successful entrepreneurs because you can learn fantastic things from the successful entrepreneurs but also other people. Talk to entrepreneurs who might have in their mind failed and see what you can learn from them. And lots of times that is a lot more valuable than talking to the guys that have started and sold 30 businesses and all that”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 14, 2020

Phil O'Brien is an entrepreneur and founder of W42ST, a hyperlocal lifestyle print magazine and media brand that connects readers to the New York City experience. As others migrate toward a more digital presence, W42ST Magazine is a successful print magazine for and about Hell’s Kitchen. Under Phil’s leadership, W42ST Magazine has a circulation of over 30,000 and features stories about real people. As an entrepreneur who also successfully founded and sold the world’s largest independent photography agency in 2004, Phil is an expert on entrepreneurship, marketing, and sales, as well as how to come up with a great business idea.

“you have got to have a passion for what you are doing. It can’t just be a clever idea and something you think might make a lot of money; it’s got to be something that’s a passion because it won’t happen overnight. You are going to have to persist in it, you are going to have to find a joy in it consistently for a good period of time. So, my advice would be fine something that you will get joy out of”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 13, 2020

Chad Parks is the Founder and CEO of Ubiquity Retirement + Savings, a financial technology company that pioneered online, flat-fee retirement plans for the historically under-served small business market. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm has helped more than 7,000 businesses contribute over $2.25 billion toward retirement savings since 1999.

“don’t forget to make and take time for yourself. As entrepreneurs, as business owners, as leaders we will generally tend to work ourselves too hard. The quote that he said  (Tom Peters) zombies make lousy leaders. My advice is absolutely get a hold of your schedule, get a handle on your schedule, make it very systematised… Getting a hold of your schedule and create blocks of time where you don’t have interruptions. Create blocks of times where you will take meetings, create blocks of time where it’s a free day for yourself. And set the expectations… ”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Laura Gallaher is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, and Leadership Coach. She began her career at NASA Kennedy Space Center, after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003. She worked for 8 years with NASA to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center. Laura’s company, Gallaher Edge, applies the science of human behavior to organizations so they can get their edge, achieve together, and enjoy the journey.

“enjoy the journey, the journey is all you have… So, I would say let go of the pursuit of happiness and instead choose happiness in your pursuit”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 11, 2020

Our next guest is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded and nurtured thirteen businesses over three decades. He has also been a ‘leader of leaders’, having served as International President of the elite Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Troy Hazard now shares his experiences through his speaking engagements, his media appearances, and his books.

“be vulnerable I suppose is the simplest way to look at it. And by that I mean be open and honest and real with your true position as a business leader with the true position of the businesses you lead and the true position of people you lead. And if you can be vulnerable and open what you tend to do is ask more questions. And the more questions you ask the more interesting answers your receive and the more knowledge you will gain because of those answers”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 10, 2020

Woodrow Levin is the Founder and CEO of Extend, an API-first solution company that allows any merchant to offer extended warranties and protection plans on the products they sell to their customers in order to drive incremental bottom line net income, increase purchase conversions, and create more loyal customers through an elegant customer experience

“ask yourself what drives you? Why do you want to build this company? Is it because you want to help a family member? Is it because you want to grow a business? Is it because you want to become rich? And there is nothing wrong with that. What motivates you? Because you are true to yourself and you are honest with yourself about why you are doing this then you can really move towards success. If you say you are doing it because you say you want to help people but all you want to do is make money then how you go about it is going to be misaligned. You need to figure out what drives you and use that in order to drive business and your team forward”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 10, 2020

As the founders of GiftCast, Tim Campbell and Joel Deitz each bring over 20 years of experience, expertise, strategy and entrepreneurial skills and have developed the first ever mobile gifting app, which they created in 2017. The app allows users to send a video and money gift through your phone.

“always believe in yourself and your vision. There is going to be challenges, there is going to be people who second-guess you, they will second-guess you and your idea, there is going to be times when you actually second-guess yourself, you are going to get down. You are going to wonder should I keep doing this, is it ever going to make it, should I just stop now? But don’t. There is no better feeling when someone buys your product for the first time and it has a positive impact on whatever they are doing”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 8, 2020

Scott Dubois is the Co-Founder of Pidalia, a digital consultancy of senior-level strategists, creatives, and technologists that wrestle with their clients’ messy business problems. Scott is also a Partner at Gingham Ventures an early stage investment firm that also advises businesses on strategy and execution. Scott’s superpower is creatively combining technology with communications, and integrating them into how a company grows their business. Scott is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of technology, marketing strategy, user engagement, and cross-media communications as well as a mentor for the MassChallenge and EforAll startup accelerators.

“just always be willing to adapt. We know the market is going to change, the business might look different in three, five years and that’s okay as long as it aligns with your vision for what it is that you want to be to do for those that you are serving”…[Listen for More]

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