Evan Nierman is a crisis management expert who serves as the Founder and CEO of Red Banyan, a globally renowned public relations firm that guides clients through complex high stakes situations. He is also the bestselling author of CRISIS AVERTED: PR Strategies to Protect Your Reputation and the Bottom Line.
“If you will it it is not a dream. If you believe in yourself and you believe in your team and you every day, take incremental steps to make yourself a little bit better each day. It’s like this Japanese concept of kaizen which is incremental improvement. If you get a little bit better as a person or as a business every single day in short order the gains are massive”…[Listen for More]
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Dom Einhorn is the founder and CEO of CXSports, a technology platform that helps amateur and semi-professional sports teams develop and monetize their brand and media assets. Dom also serves as the president of Sarlat Rugby, a semi- professional rugby team founded in 1903.
“Never give up. I’ve seen so many ventures that should have succeeded and did not ultimately succeed simply because the entrepreneur threw in the towel to early… If you truly are on the wrong track then yes you need to cut your losses but it doesn’t mean you have to give up being an entrepreneur. Try to pivot and try to find something that works. When you are doing gambles make calculated gambles that don’t cost you a fortune. Be able to quickly cut your losses and iterate. If you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur try and stay in entrepreneur and not get a job just because you had a failure. Don’t be afraid to fail. Fail as quickly as possible. The quicker you fail the cheaper it is. ”…[Listen for More]
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20 years ago, Joseph Wilkins founded ProCreative marketing agency and has produced ad campaigns for clients including Google, Linkedin and McDonalds. With two decades experience, hundreds of millions of views and over $50 MILLION in tracked sales, Joseph shares his 8 step process to help other businesses drive online sales.
“Get off your rear end and do it… You have got to outcomes… You can get off and go and do it and it will be outrageously successful or it can fail. And in both cases, you are going to learn… If you genuinely have a great business idea or even a good business idea with great marketing and great confidence you can take a good idea and you can make it great but you will never know if you don’t just go for it.”…[Listen for More]
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Jared Mitchell is the co-founder of SkinCarebyAlana - which is one of the largest online retailers of organic and all natural skin care products. He started the company with his wife and is responsible for over 30 million dollars in product sales. Jared is also the eCommerce consultant for NPDigital and founder of BeefySites, which is focused on helping e-commerce founders scale up their businesses.
“In the US the stat that I heard is 75 percent of all new businesses that are attempted fail. I think there is a good reason for that. I think number one people give up way too early. It’s about blood sweat and tears. There is going to be times when you are going out of business. You not only feel that you are, your numbers not only say it but you are. And you are in charge of your own destiny… If you are actually going to do it right starts from day one, make sure that your product is amazing. Do the right research… I rather see somebody wait and keep it as a side hustle for three or six months before rushing into something that is going to fail”…[Listen for More]
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Ambrose Blowfield is one of Australasia’s leading trainers and specializes in mastering the sales conversation, business-to-business selling, mindset development and long-term business growth. He has delivered training in person in 10 different countries across 3 continents, his online training has helped over 15,000 businesses in 20 countries, across 6 continents.
“aside from building a great and open support team around you it has to be persistence and perseverance. I think it was Thomas Edison said that genius or success becomes from one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. I think that is absolutely true in entrepreneurship. Having a great idea or a great product or a great service isn’t enough. You have got to be able to persevere and to see yourself through the ups and downs of life and business and the economies of the world and even the local economy. You are going to have to work hard hence pick something you are passionate about and then you will put in the perseverance”…[Listen for More]
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Joey Mure, Founder and Partner at Wealth Without Wall Street, brings impact, integrity, and generosity to the company every day. He hopes to be remembered as a lover of Jesus, devoted husband, and faithful father. Despite dreaming, around age 10, of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, Joey was in the mortgage business for 11 year before moving to finance in 2014. His personal mentor, Nelson Nash — another man of integrity and impact — is someone Joey deeply admires. Joey’s strengths in building relationships, asking great questions, and influencing and empowering people with the Wealth Without Wall Street message make him invaluable to the company’s mission. He is relational, impactful, and a true leader. His colleagues would add that he’s thoughtful, funny, and a family man. Many people don’t know that Joey ate a 72-ounce steak dinner once. If he could be anywhere other than work, you’d find him at the beach with his family. And every Sunday morning, they’re worshipping the Lord. A lifetime goal of Joey’s is to impact the world for Christ; and a more near-term goal is to purchase a beach house for my family. Aside from Wealth Without Wall Street, Joey listens to Sharran Srivatsaa’s Business School podcast and Donald Miller’s Building A StoryBrand podcast. He’s happiest when he’s traveling with his wife or golfing with his girls. He cares deeply about Campus Outreach, Cru, Navigators, Sav a Life, Lifeline Adoption, and Young Business Leaders. His aims to live by the words “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path (Prov 3:5-6).” Wealth Without Wall Street’s Founder and Partner, Russ Morgan, is known as “The Idea Guy.” Russ began his professional career as an investment advisor in 2004 after graduating from Auburn University — a slight foray from 10-year-old Russ’ dream of becoming a professional baseball pitcher. Russ started IBC in 2009, and eventually went on to found Wealth Without Wall Street in 2015. Russ' mother was an enormous inspiration for him growing up. As a single mother with two young children, she took a rigorous, accelerated track through college while working multiple jobs, all with the goal of bettering her children’s lives. When he’s not working, you can wave to Russ on a boat at the lake pulling his kids around on a tube. And on Sunday mornings, he’s probably rushing to church with his family … only 10 minutes late. Russ’ creativity, fresh ideas, and knack for problem solving are indispensable assets to his role at Wealth Without Wall Street. Russ would describe himself as competitive, creative, and passionate; his colleagues would likely add that he is helpful and abundant. Russ hopes to be remembered as an innovator who loved to teach others, and he has a goal to one day serve in the mission field. Finishing the book is another more near-term goal. Aside from Wealth Without Wall Street, Russ learns from the Business School podcast with Sharran Srivatsaa and Donald Miller’s Building A StoryBrand book and podcast. Aspire Movement, Campus Outreach, and Young Business Leaders are three causes near to Russ’ heart. Russ in one motto? “Just try!”
“I would say doing what you’re doing right now, educating yourself and even taking it one step further, networking… The more you can force yourself to be in a position to network and to grow that to me is number one… Find people who are successful, way more successful than you and spend time with them ”…[Listen for More]
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Lynne Silber Eichenbaum is the inventor of GardenSleeves by NOMPI Gloves. A self-taught seamstress and a huge gardener who suffered multiple bouts of Poison Ivy, short wrist length glove was not helpful, so she invented GardenSleeves with a blouson sleeve that secured over the bicep with an elastic band.
“Do your research, make sure you have a product that fills a need. Not just necessarily something that whimsical or that cute. What’s really going to sell is when you solve a problem that people have… Then take baby steps. Don’t spend your life savings and say okay I am just going to throw all of my eggs in one basket… I would say have faith, grow the business at a comfortable pace and just do it and you never know. You don’t know unless you try”…[Listen for More]
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Samson Jagoras is an entrepreneur, RE/MAX commercial real estate broker. President, and founder of Growth Vue Properties. Over his 12+ year career in business, executive leadership & entrepreneurship, he has served as a professional Futures & Commodities broker, actively invested in real estate, and acted as the Chief Strategy Officer for Madwire, an INC 500 marketing, and technology company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samson currently puts together large commercial apartment investments throughout the United States, opportunistic land development, fix n flip and buy/hold deals in Northern Colorado; and sits on the executive leadership team at Madwire, where he helped grow revenue from 7 million to over 100 million & grown the employed base from 35 employees to 600 employees in ten years. Having built 5 departments, consulted thousands of businesses on marketing and business operations, hiring north of 400 employees, and coaching countless business/marketing professionals, Samson now uses those skill sets to structure, negotiate and manage multifamily projects for active and passive investors, business consulting and commercial real estate. Samson graduated from the University of Colorado and holds a master’s degree from Logan University.
“Make sure that you are building a business that accommodates your lifestyle design. I see a lot of people build businesses that don’t actually support their ultimate life goals and they find themselves years later not entirely happy in their business or maybe not able to maximise the business to the greatest level because they aren’t ultimately not loving what they are doing”…[Listen for More]
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Christopher Kovalik is the CEO and Creative Director of Rushdown Revolt. A former Wall Street Banker turned game developer, Chris risked reputation, success and salary to go all in on “the worst video game in history”, a platform fighting game that shut down after only a year of operation and was ranked in the bottom 5% of all Steam-reviewed games at the time. With no coding or game development experience, Chris relied on his analyzing skills, savviness and Wall-Street swagger to flip this game that flopped. By opening communication lines wide open between business leaders, developers, designers and gamers, encouraging a vibrant, active community and listening to customer feedback, Chris catapulted what was a thriving social environment for fighting games back to life. Rushdown Revolt has flipped the industry upside down ever since, ranking in the top 5% of all Steam-reviewed games in only two years since its acquisition and growing at a rapid rate, with game users up 20% month-over-month by word of mouth only.
“Never give up and then you wont fail. You only fail once you give up”…[Listen for More]
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Chad Sakonchick is a serial entrepreneur and automation expert. He believes strongly that humans should do things humans are good at and robots should do things robots are good at. His most recent business is BetterLegal, where he is automating the professional services arena.
“a formula for building your business… If you are starting a business, you should develop and then market, and then develop and then market. And do equal parts of both because… Too many people think that their service is better, their product is better, and that might be true. I know ours is but it is not out there enough. And so, if you are starting from scratch, it should be… And develop doesn’t have to be software it can be developing processes, developing what your services look like or your culture. But develop in equal amounts as you market. And make sure that you do as much marketing as you do development because if you don’t tell anybody, if you don’t get that out there then it doesn’t matter how much time you spend on the development part”…[Listen for More]
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Joseph Ladin is the CEO of SFLMaven Corporation, an online provider of premium, high-end luxury jewelry and goods, which he founded in 2003. He is a highly-accomplished entrepreneur with more than 18 years of e-commerce experience. Ladin graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in sociology and business.
“Just go for it, do it while you are young… Even if you fail there’s still you went out and you did it you try your hardest and you learned lessons and you are just ready for the next adventure after that. There is no failing ”…[Listen for More]
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Jack Aspenson is the CEO and President of S3 Surface Solutions, a disruptive, client driven organization that focuses on providing environmentally friendly, simple surface systems that are long lasting and cost-effective. With more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurial business development, consulting, and sales management, Jack knows how to develop a competitive advantage.
“accept risk. It’s going to happen… Accept change, be ready for it… Manage your personal cash flow as well as you do your business cash flow and don’t overspend. I don’t care if you are worth three or 4,000,000 dollars in the bank you can overspend and cause yourself to go down quickly… Plan… If you don’t have a plan you are planning to fail ”…[Listen for More]
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As an Engineering Technician in the oil industry, Christy Keeton’s expertise was to analyze multi-million dollar acquisitions and build annual budgets. She opened Keeton Realty Investments in 2012 to flip houses. In 2019, focus transferred from single-family to multi-family. She chose real estate for freedom, to rescue children from trafficking, teach single parents be financially free and build a legacy.
“don’t think you have to do it alone. Most businesses are a team effort. Somebody is going to know something more than you. Find somebody who has been in your shoes, see how they can help you. Education is great, knowledge is money, it really is. But experience, that is even greater. So if you can find somebody that can help you where you need help because they’ve already been there and they can bring your experience to you that is the best thing I can say. Just don’t do it alone, it will kill you”…[Listen for More]
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Kevin Hillman is obsessed with redefining the sleep market. He has won multiple awards and was recently named a 40 under 40 award winner by the Business Observer. Hillman served as the president of Powr, a OTT platform, before launching Restlix.
“My best advice would be if you have a vision, it is up to you to make it a reality. Create a plan to begin, execute it. Some things won’t go your way but stay the course and most importantly never get distracted or discouraged. I think you will have success if you can persevere”…[Listen for More]
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Augie Johnston is a 35 year old ex-YouTuber, former professional basketball player, and founder of VidChops. VidChops allows YouTubers to add an expert video editor to their team in just a few clicks so they never have to edit again.
“Just get started. Get started with an idea and soon you can hire people to help you. I would say your main goal is not to be profitable in the first few months. I would say invest some money so you can get it up launched and then start hiring people as soon as possible to help take the busywork off your hands. So that would be my best advice to build a team”…[Listen for More]
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Blake Hutchison is an accomplished entrepreneur and the CEO of Flippa.com. Prior to Flippa, Blake was the general manager and chief revenue officer of Luxury Escapes and head of strategic partnerships at Xero. Blake was also the founder of GOOD44, a venture capital-backed specialty food marketplace helping small business owners target a new customer base.
“Go exceptionally fast”…[Listen for More]
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David Nour is a senior leadership advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author. Nour is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change. He is the author of eleven books, including bestsellers Relationship Economics®, Co-Create, and Curve Benders.
“beyond your educational foundation, beyond your professional pedigree your most valuable asset and you are only strategic and sustainable differentiator is your portfolio of relationships. So become more intentional, become more strategic, become more quantifiable in the relationship you choose to invest in. And that advice is as relevant inside your organisation as it is external to it”…[Listen for More]
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Sabrina Horn is an award-winning CEO, C-suite advisor, communications expert, and author. With only $500 and five years of work experience, she founded Horn Group, a public relations firm that for a quarter century, advised thousands of executives and their companies—from the hottest startups to the Fortune 500. She was one of few female CEOs in Silicon Valley in the early 1990s and has always aimed to exemplify authenticity and advise her clients on its merits. She’s written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, and CMO.com.
Chr(34)Chr(34)Chr(34)Chr(34)it depends on what they need to hear at the time. Sometimes it's just take action, sometimes it's... This is not what you want to hear though... What's the worst that can happen. Probably the big one in our business is done is better than perfect... Maybe not in heart surgery but in business is that whole imperfect action, it's the whole minimal viable product, it's getting your thing out there and getting the feedback so that you can make the tweaks. But the more you just sit on it then who are you helping? You are not helping anybody. You are not helping anybody if nobody knows that this thing exists. And maybe that thing is just an idea, maybe it's a product or maybe it's a service but if you don't get it out there then no one gets helped. So done is better than perfectChr(34)Chr(34)Chr(34)Chr(34)...[Listen for More]
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Laurence Olivier is the CEO of LifeQ, a leading health informatics company. Laurence brings over three decades of global technology and business leadership, and has served on the boards of more than 50 startup, private and public companies around the world. He is also partner with two VC firms, 4Di Capital (South Africa) and Veritas Venture Partners (Israel). Laurence’s academic qualifications include Electronics Engineering, Commerce, and Data Sciences.
“don’t be shy to be a bit naïve. Because if you are not, you will just be a me to. I think entrepreneurship is not a fashion show where one rises and falls on the ratings from people in armchairs. One has to do things outside of the conventional box. Focus on things in front of you and don’t be affected by the views of so many others on the side which is not experiencing where you are at that point in time”…[Listen for More]
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Anne Gannon is a CPA with 15+ years experience in all areas of tax and accounting for individuals and businesses. Anne’s specialty is simplifying the accounting process for business owners so that they have the information they need to make the best path forward for their business. During the Covid 19 pandemic Anne volunteered her time to the hospitality industry to assist the many businesses in the US struggling to survive. Anne continues to provide education and guidance to entrepreneurs and business owners who are making their way back and building a new path forward for their businesses. While Anne loves her role as the owner of The Largo Group, she is most proud of her role as Mom to her sons James and Fraser, and wife to her husband and best friend Steve. When not working her favorite hobby is hiking through the woods with her family!
“Believe in yourself. There is no reason that your dream can’t become a reality but you just have to believe in it and work hard at it. Anyone who will tell you that things happen overnight or Jeff Bezos is lucky. No, I think that people that you see succeeding whether it’s at a massive scale or just a small business it’s hard work. That’s really what it is I think if you work hard and continue to be persistent in how hard you work it will work out”…[Listen for More]
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Joe Valley has built, bought and sold over a 1/2 dozen of his own companies, and sold nearly 1/2 billion in online businesses through his firm Quiet Light Brokerage. He is the bestselling author of The EXITPreneur's Playbook - a book designed to help you achieve your own incredible exit.
“Keep your overhead low and don’t be afraid of making mistakes”…[Listen for More]
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In defying the odds and always looking to challenge the status quo, Dan T Rogers helped to grow a quick-serve restaurant chain, tripled annual sales for an existing book of business, and pivoted his own company to navigate tremendous growth; the 2008 recession; and being listed for seven consecutive years of the Inc 5000 listings.
“there are no special snowflakes”…[Listen for More]
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Anthony Minessale II is the Founder and CEO of SignalWire, an enterprise CPaaS that delivers advanced FreeSWITCH as a Service through an elastic-cloud framework and developer-friendly APIs. He has 25+ years of experience in software engineering, telecommunications and open source. In founding SignalWire, Tony’s mission to bring the complex technology behind real-time communication to the mainstream came to light.
“Make sure what you are doing is something that you want to be doing. It will make it a lot easier. Be sure it’s really what you want to be doing because it’s a key ingredient that breeds the ability to move on when it is not the best days – if you really want… Really wanting it is most of the battle”…[Listen for More]
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Meredith Kallaher’s marketing agency helps business owners expand their reach and explode their sales with updated copy that converts, social media ad strategy and management and/or build out of Kajabi products. She is a wife and mom to 3 teenagers with a new puppy who balances out the teenage hormones!
“Take time to interview potential clients. People skip that all the time. And you will be surprised at what your customers actually want instead of you just guessing what they want”…[Listen for More]
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A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by the Independent and Forbes.com. A very experienced international speaker and podcast host, Andy is the author of five books, has been quoted in a number of other business books and regularly quoted in the international press. Andy is President of the Fellows Community and a two-time Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Master of the Institute for Sales Management. He is also one of just 26 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the ‘Award of Excellence’.
“Start with the end in mind. Know what your business is going to look like in five, 10 years’ time and build from that point. The other piece of advice is there is nothing that you must do. We are surrounded by experts who tell us we must do this, we must do that, we must do the other. There is nothing you must do. There is advice. It’s your business you determine which advice you want to take, which advice is relevant to you and your business. Which advice is going to work in your circumstances in the context in which you’re operating and then you decide what to do. Just because something has been successful the one person it doesn’t mean it’s going to be successful for you ”…[Listen for More]
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