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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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Jan 31, 2021

Suneel Gupta teaches innovation at Harvard University and is the author of the upcoming book, BACKABLE (Little Brown, 2021) - exploring how to get people to believe in your ideas. The book is rooted in Suneel’s journey from first-time entrepreneur to being named “The New Face of Innovation” by the New York Stock Exchange. Suneel’s ideas have been backed by firms like Greylock and Google Ventures, and he served as an Entrepreneur in Residence inside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He has personally backed startups including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, Calm, and SpaceX. In 2019, Suneel established the Gross National Happiness Center of America in partnership with the Kingdom of Bhutan.

“surround yourself with a really good circle of people…”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 30, 2021

Carol-Ann Carrington is an immigrant from the beautiful island of Barbados. She pursued a Bachelor of Science with concentration in Accounting from Jersey City State College. As an accountant, she worked in several industries including investment, entertainment, and health care. During a transitional period in her corporate life, she pursued her M.S. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to supplement her accountant degree and expand her knowledge of fraud. In 2018, she came up with her food product and decided to go to culinary school. Colorful Eats became Carol-Ann’s passion in 2018 when a sale of her corporate employer provided an opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship. She was juicing carrots when her son asked for pancakes; Carol-Ann suggested that he should drink some of the carrot juice which he politely declined. Simultaneously a light bulb went off! She blended some of the carrot juice into the pancake mix. Her son ate the carrot pancakes and politely asked for more. That became her pursuit to bring colorful, vegetable and fruit-based pancake mixes to market. Approximately two years later, she launched Kickerfeast. Kickerfeast mix offers a healthier, delicious alternative to plain pancakes. This premium mix is made with simple, wholesome ingredients, giving you natural color and uncompromising flavor. Whether you want pancakes or waffles, the Kickerfeast mix is simple to use: Just add water! Enjoy the flavors and colors of Blueberry, Beet, Carrot, and Pumpkin.

“Maintain a reserve. And it may be difficult at times but just keep a reserve because there will be unforeseeable financial expenses that you have never calculated. So it is really great to try to maintain a reserve”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 29, 2021

Darren Gallop is a business leader and security professional with over twenty years of experience as a CEO and CISO of companies that handle sensitive data. Having founded a non-profit organization, three service companies, and two tech startups in his career, he understands how to assess and manage risk in alignment with organizational goals. Currently the CEO and co-founder of Securicy, Darren’s unique perspective enables him to lead organizations through the process of baking security into their business practices while improving productivity.

“I think that you should spend a lot of time understanding what it is that you want. Why are you being an entrepreneur? Why are you building this thing? Give that a lot of thought… Being the next Amazon is not the only way to build an amazing company, create a great lifestyle and generate yourself a lot of net wealth. So, you really want to understand and be true to yourself because every decision you make as you start building out your team from your cofounders to your investors are going to basically set the stage for the direction but that company has to go. You can’t go and raise 5,000,000 dollars of venture capital money and then decide after-the-fact that you changed your business model…”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 28, 2021

Jason Davis has spent his entire two decade career in the music industry and worked with many worldwide stars, including Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, Dolly Parton, among many others. Davis is an entertainment industry executive with a broad range of titles.

“having wisdom is the biggest key in business”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 27, 2021

Brian Gregory is the Founder and CEO of Admanity and creator of its breakthrough online algorithm for small businesses. In about 5 minutes, the Admanity Protocol can analyze YOUR business and determine the advertising strategies, advertising formulas - even copywriting tactics that will be ideal for you - no matter what niche you're in!

“allow twice as much time as you think it will take for the business to get off the ground. Don’t be overly optimistic about that. Guess that there will be three times the amount of money that you are going to need. You’ve got to spreadsheet, triple it right now. You can always give the money back. Get more money. Plan to need 10 times the endurance and the persistence that you think it will take because entrepreneurship is not easy. If it was everybody would be successful at it. So, you are going to need a lot more personal perseverance than you think”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 26, 2021

Hayley Hobson is a Certified Health and Life Coach, Wellness Advocate and holistic health practitioner. After suffering from daily stomach aches for nearly 40 years and never feeling “well” in her body, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Working closely with several Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Intergrative doctors, she quickly learned the importance of nutrition and nourishment in caring for her own well being. She completed a Health Coaching certification, two Raw Food certifications, a Life Coach Certification and has since become an essential oils educator. She now passionately shares her health journey, teachings and wisdom with global audiences, empowering women to take back their health and lives—to become free in body, mind and spirit.

“I see a lot of entrepreneurs who are stuck and can’t figure out how to move forward and they envision where they want to be but they don’t know how to get there or they say they don’t know how to get there…. You want to change your results then you need to change the way that you think. So, my best pieces of advice … do a brain reload… Reboot”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 25, 2021

Ablorde Ashigbi is the CEO of 4Degrees, a Chicago-based technology company, applying machine intelligence to help teams in relationship-driven industries manage their most important source of opportunity - their professional networks. When he's not doing that, you can usually find him lifting weights, reading books or eating BBQ.

“find your tribe of other entrepreneurs to spend time with and to commiserate with and listen to. Building a company or an organisation can be an incredibly lonely journey, you are going to go through a lot of peaks and a lot of valleys, you are going to have probably multiple new death moments where you don’t think that this is going to survive and you are going to feel an immense about pressure. And in those moments having other people who have gone through that journey or are going through it alongside you who you can commiserate with and learn from and ultimately feel like they understand this something I think every entrepreneur should pursue”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 24, 2021

Bryan Adams is the CEO and founder of Ph.Creative, recognized as one of the leading employer brand agencies in the world with clients such as Apple, American Airlines, GVC, and Blizzard Entertainment. Bryan is also a bestselling author, podcaster, creative strategist, and specialist speaker.

“be deliberate about thinking bigger and taking your time, slowing down in order to go faster… Thinking bigger and then seeking the advice of people that aren’t in your immediate industry to help you think bigger. Because sometimes brilliant solutions and answers come from the most unusual places”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 23, 2021

Rory F Stern just might be the only digital marketing and advertising expert you’ve ever met who also has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His initial goals were to use that training and become a behavioral profiler with the FBI. However, that all changed when he found himself in the position of being a stay-at-home Dad to his then 6-month old daughter. Despite his best efforts, being a stay-at-home Dad wasn’t enough and he still felt a calling to serve others and impact the world. That led to his discovery of digital marketing. For 8-years, Dr. Stern was a very sophisticated jack of all trades who worked for the paycheck. The underlying passion was missing until he discovered media buying. His freelance work led him to a position within a fast-growing Facebook ad agency as a copywriter. This was before Facebook ad agencies “were on every corner.” Here he was tasked with learning how to write ad copy that ultimately beat the existing controls. Not being a classically trained copywriter, and really just a high-performer, he never realized just what it meant to his skill set when he was able to beat the control 90% of the time. After a few different roles, Dr. Stern started RFS Digital Media, LLC in 2016. What started out as a one-man show grew to a point where the business had 8 campaign managers and a team that was managing roughly $8.25 million dollars in ad spend on Facebook by 2018. RFS Digital Media’s clients have included one of the largest direct response financial publishers in the world, many well-known (and not so well-known) supplement companies, e-commerce brands, experts and more.

“never give up believing something no matter what it is”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing this collective, inherited trauma of oppression. Her bestselling book and groundbreaking programs have helped thousands of women find freedom and reclaim their authentic selves.

“trust yourself even if the culture has not been trusting you, like in the case with women. We have an uphill battle here so we have some healing to do. But trust yourself every step of the way a little bit of trust and that’s all it takes. And then have more evidence, ‘oh yeah I trusted myself and I did something that propelled me forward’. And that gives you more trust for that next step”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Jackie Noelke, MA, EdD has a doctorate in leadership, owns 3 businesses, including an agency where she helps entrepreneurs have 6 figure launches. After overcoming agoraphobia the guiding value of her business is gratitude, a state she contributes to her success. You can connect with Jackie at her new store The SheEO Store for resources and tips related to business, marketing, and paid traffic that converts.

“work on your fear of judgement… You are not going to be able to please everyone, not everyone is going to be your biggest fan and you are really not making it until you have haters… When you put yourself out there a lot sometimes you are going to get people who aren’t jamming with it and that’s fine. Just like you don’t jam with everybody’s message either. So, I just really encourage you to step out of that because your vision is bigger than that, your vision is important and you are not serving anyone by holding back. So, don’t hold back, go for it, get your message out there, get visible and just know that your people will find you through that. And the people that don’t need to work with you don’t matter in that instance. Don’t let them dictate what you may or may not say and where you are going to go and how your business will succeed”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 20, 2021

Known as a Snow Globe Shaker, Jeff Nischwitz’s on a mission to help people shift how they lead. An international speaker, transformation coach and author of four books, Jeff’s the Founder of The Nischwitz Group and Co-Founder of Cardivera. He's the co-host of Impact Leadership Podcast and well-known for his disruptive perspectives.

“you already have everything that you need just be bold and trust that it and you will be okay. That’s a simple thing but so many of us are worried about not being okay in some world because we are going to succeed, we are going to fail whatever it is. Trust that it, whatever you are trying to create, and you will be okay. So just be bold”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 19, 2021

Brent Kesler was a Chiropractor and Chiropractic coach for over 14 years. After implementing The Money Multiplier (TMM) Method, Brent paid off $984,711 in 3rd party debt in 39 months. In fact, Brent became so passionate about how powerful this concept was, he began sharing it with others. It was when his previous mentor told him that he had successfully referred over forty-one new clients into the system, that Brent took his advice and started the journey to becoming a teacher of the TMM Method. Brent’s main goal in making this move was simply to help more people understand how to manage and grow their wealth. For the last 7 plus years, Brent has been lecturing to thousands of people around the country on the dynamics of the TMM Method and helping individuals break the bonds of financial slavery they don’t even realize they are in. He teaches how to take back control of your financial life. Brent has a passionate belief that whether you make $10/hour or $10,000/hour you should know TMM Method and have this powerful information to keep control of your own money.

“find something that you are passionate about… Any career somebody gets in for any business that somebody builds it can’t just be about I am just going to do this because it seems like a good business to make money and make a living. You have to be passionate about it… It has to be something that’s inside of you that you eat, live and breathe in that when you wake up in the morning you are excited to do it, and you have a hard time going to sleep because you can’t wait until the next day to do it again. So, it’s not like a job it’s more like a hobby or an enjoyment”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 18, 2021

Casanova Brooks is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, high-energy keynote speaker, and real estate professional. Through his battles with adversity in many stages of his life including stage four lymphoma cancer, to losing his mother, job, and home in a matter of a couple of weeks, even with having very limited resources Casanova learned to develop a bulletproof mindset to thrive and succeed in life and business. From producing 46 deals and $8 million in his first year in real estate to now owning multiple businesses, he has been an action-taker in every sense of the word. Casanova now focuses on empowering others to focus on developing their mindset to become the best version of themselves to thrive in their own lives.

“understand that again life always has that third door… A lot of people don’t take the leap of faith because they can’t see what is it the end of the tunnel… So, all you have got to do is just keep taking one step at a time and what you will notice is that things will start to uncover and unfold for you in ways that you would have never imagined because all you in the beginning you did was keep taking action and you did it with the right integrity and the right substance behind your message that’s how the universe will conspire to give you anything that you want and then it will just be mind-blowing ”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 17, 2021

Toni Panea is the founder and CEO of Crmble. Crmble turns a Trello board into a powerful sales CRM… for free. Toni is a brilliant sales engineer and entrepreneur. Before Crmble, Toni ran a real estate business where he saw a business need which lead to the creation of Crmble.

“fail but fail cheap”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 17, 2021

For over 20 years, Albert Ahdoot has been a successful entrepreneur focused on building IT businesses through meaningful relationships. At Colocation America, his flagship company, Albert drives scalability and efficiency with his thorough understanding of data center technology and efficiency.

“take risks, don’t let things scare you. People that take risks are to me the ones that are successful. You have to take risks, calculated risks of course. And make mistakes to climb up to get to your goal. You are just going to sit there and think what if I would have done this you are never going to get anywhere ”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 16, 2021

A Microsoft engineer alum, sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob Collie and his team are relentlessly committed to “the new way forward,” making P3 a leading consulting firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology that bucks the traditional BI company model.

“’one of the first things you need to do in order to succeed at anything new is to get over the advice everyone gives you that it can’t be done’ I’m butchering it in terms of the letter of the quote but the spirit of the quote is exactly that… You have to believe in what you are doing. If you don’t believe in it probably didn’t even start. But if you are not a believer you properly don’t want to be in this business, you properly don’t want to be in the business of starting things. And you do have to even after you have sort of planted your foot and said okay, I am doing this then you have to whether all of the criticism that is going to be levelled at you because now you have put your hat in the ring, you have made your bet, you are now a target for criticism in a way that you are not when you are just considering doing something or talking about it… The criticisms don’t end. The doubts don’t end when you start. In fact, they really once you are in, once you start building this thing that’s when you are really going to be tested. Your faith is really going to be tested… You are going to have to be okay with looking foolish sometimes”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 15, 2021

Dane Reis is the creator & host of the podcast, “You Booked It” the #1 podcast where you learn how to create a successful entertainment career from the entertainment professionals who are doing it right now! For the past 16 years Dane has entertained audiences around the World.

“I would say it is for things. 1) get clear on what it is that you want. 2) be good at what you do which is a little bit more nuanced than simply being good. It means that includes yes being good at whatever the thing is that you do. But also, that includes having integrity, being where you say you are going to be, doing what you say you are going to do. Then you have to be 3) be nice to everybody because you never know how relationships are going develop over time. And really that so much of what create success and my experience is that relationships that you have with different people or organisations. And then say yes until saying yes becomes a problem. Then you can maybe say no every once in a while”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 14, 2021

Andrew Royer is a Canadian CPA, CGA and a certified Profit First Professional. Andrew is the CEO of Royer Accounting Ltd., a Profit First bookkeeping firm, that helps entrepreneurs have clarity around their numbers and to become more profitable.

“not getting caught up in trying to hire somebody that will bring in money. You I think are the most as an entrepreneur going to bring in the most amount of money. You started business because it is something that you are passionate about, it’s something that you know well. And I think that’s true for most entrepreneurs. I think the money would be much better spent trying to get rid of the things that are getting in your way of being able to really grow the business and provide excellent service”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 13, 2021

Aviv Shalgi is a serial entrepreneur, and is the CEO of an energy tech startup, Solar Simplified.

“there are anomalies in the world where nobody knows that they have a problem because they haven’t seen the solution yet… Go and ask questions. Don’t try to ask about the problem you are trying to solve. Maybe the problem is not there, maybe the problem is elsewhere. Go and talk to people who you think might be potential customers, ordinary people, business people, small corporations, large corporations et cetera et cetera. Try to ask questions about the field that you think about starting and keep doing that even after you’ve started this innovation of his business that you are working on”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 12, 2021

Mari Ryan is a workplace well-being expert, international speaker and award-winning author. She is the CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness. For the past 15 years, Ms. Ryan has been creating thriving workplaces, through her consulting work and speaking on worksite well-being. Mari is the author of award-winning book The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Workplaces Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results.

“be thoughtful about what you do. Understand why you are making the decisions that you are making and really take the time to be prepared for the decisions you are making. And no that the work that you do has to be meaningful for your customers, you have to solve a customer problem. So, make sure that you are thoughtfully approaching how you are solving that problem for your customer in a way that going to be unique and that will differentiate you”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 11, 2021

Antoine Martel is a 25 year old real estate investor from Toronto, Canada. While still in college Antoine learnt about real estate investing and knew it was his calling. From his dorm room he completed his first BRRRR project out of state with his father's $40,000. Since then Antoine and his family have completed over 200 real estate projects and currently have a $14M real estate portfolio. They have also helped create $50,000/mo of cash flow for their clients

“match your resources with the best business or strategy for you and start small, test things out, create an MVP and do things very low budget and low-cost. And last but not least find something that you love that you enjoy doing or you think you’re actually helping your end customer and client and not where you need to go and sell them something you really need to go and help change their lives or change their outlook or change their view. ”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 10, 2021

Growing up, Eric Dunavant’s family faced an unexpected tragedy and lost the family business. This loss fueled Eric’s passion for empowering families to live a better story through intentionality. Dunavant’s leadership of Paradiem has guided numerous families to create Intentional Transformation by discovering their Greatness, Growth, Governance and Generosity.

“being an entrepreneur is a bumpy journey and even when it looks like things are down things are probably much higher than you realise they are. What I’ve experienced in my entrepreneurial journey is that most entrepreneurs go through waves of success. Meaning that they start out they have success and they go up and then there is a temporary setback before they enter the next wave of success. And its often times in that setback where you feel like things are not working and you are not going that well and begin to really doubt yourself or you really begin to have uncertainty. In that uncertainty and in that doubt, I would almost say I’ve talked to entrepreneurs who said I’m just going to stop, I’m just going to quit. And what they don’t realise is how far they’ve come. And then they make the next level up and they get some relief and then they go through that again. It cycles over and over and over again. But every single setback setting the journey for the next wave higher. And each time you reach another setback I have also found that most entrepreneurs are much more successful than they were the last setback. And so they don’t realise the setback what it is which is why the setback is your setup for your next opportunity”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 9, 2021

Christine Kane is the founder of Uplevel You™, a multimillion-dollar business coaching company based in Asheville, NC, which was a natural evolution from her 15-year career as a touring singer-songwriter with her own record label. Both businesses were built from scratch without a single investor. Learning as she went, Kane did it all step-by-step and now shares this wisdom with her clients, so they finally get it, apply it, and succeed on their own terms. Her company’s masterminds, trainings, and events draw entrepreneurs from around the world.

“at its core your business is the territory of your own personal growth or your soul’s growth if you want to put it that way… I would say to keep that in mind. What that means is that your business is always speaking to you. Your business is always calling you out of your stuck spots, your conditioning and waking you up if you let it and if you can trust that”…[Listen for More]

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Jan 8, 2021

Shawn Rhodes leveraged his life as a war correspondent to become an expert in how systems affect sales success. His work from the most dangerous places on the planet has been published in TIME, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. He’s a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Bulletproof Selling.

“figure out what you would do for free and then ask how do you get paid for it”…[Listen for More]

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