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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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Feb 28, 2021

Herb Karlitz is the CEO and founder of Karlitz & Company, an industry leader in designing and marketing globally recognized events. Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Karlitz & Company has produced globally recognized events, including Flavor! Napa Valley, the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and Harlem EatUp!

“have a clear vision, have a clear path… Really be clear about where you are trying to get from point A to point B. Be really clear about what service you want to provide. The clearer you are the clearer your message will be to your potential customers, whoever is going to buy. If it gets fuzzy and you can’t describe your business in a couple of sentences you will have a hard time selling it to somebody else”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 27, 2021

Joseph Fung is the CEO of Uvaro, a tech sales career accelerator, and of Kiite, a sales enablement platform purpose-built to provide sales teams with the information they need when they need it. A graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Computer Engineering program, Joseph’s a repeat Founder & CEO, and with multiple successful exits, and speaks frequently on the topics of sales leadership, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. He is an active early-stage investor who ensures that the majority of his investments are into women-led companies. Joseph also sits on the boards of Communitech, the Golden Triangle Angel Network, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

“be deliberate and intentional about culture want to create because if you aren’t it’s going to happen despite you. And it’s way better to be in control as you are guiding that so that you can build the company you want to work in and you want to grow”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 26, 2021

Lloyd Yip is the founder & CEO of Attract & Scale. He helps coaches, consultants, agencies owners, and other online entrepreneurs grow their businesses organically. He's helped countless entrepreneurs leverage the power of organic marketing to hit multi-six figure and seven-figure revenues in a highly scalable and predictable way.

“overall, my best advice is to go and seek help. Don’t assume that you can do it all yourself. Don’t assume that there is someone else who has already solved that problem. Be hungrily seeking out other people who have potentially solved that problem already and get their advice. And model your approach to solving that problem after there’s. Not necessarily rip it off entirely because it might not work but be willing to seek it out, be humble and even be willing to invest. A lot of the times the people who are the best at solving specific problems they aren’t just going to give you you because you sent them a text message or hit them up for a coffee. Sometimes it will but a lot of the times you have to pay for that help…”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 25, 2021

Darin Dawson is the Co-Founder and President of BombBomb, a Human-Centered Communication Platform that enables users to use simple, personal video messages to leverage their best asset... themselves. Darin leads all sales, marketing, customer success and product development at BombBomb, a fast-growing, Colorado-based software company. He’s on a mission to re-humanize the planet and he wants to start with your business communication. He believes that human beings have intrinsic value and that every person deserves to be seen, heard and understood. That’s why he co-founded BombBomb.

“Don’t stop. I think people stop to soon, I think they get closer than they think they are but most of the time the reason they stop is because they do not have their financial house in order… Your personal finances are just as important as business finances and are you able to continue. Usually, your personal finances is what stop you from continuing. And so, if you are beginning get your financial house in order but don’t stop. And if you are advanced, I would say don’t stop innovating, don’t rest on your laurels, don’t think nothing is going to ever change ”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 24, 2021

Homeless, addicted and incarceration over the past decade. Sterling Shrout has transformed his life in less than 1 year during a global pandemic from a renter/handyman to landlord, home owner and business owner after finding a love for education and entrepreneurship.

“get educated especially financially… Paying down to your house, leveraging business lines of credit, getting an SBA loan or getting your credit score up. These things are so important”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 23, 2021

Hari Vasudevan is the founder and CEO of Think Power Solutions. Think Power Solutions is a construction oversight, PMO and information technology company focusing on the power, energy and critical infrastructure industries. In his role of CEO, Hari advances and maintains key Utility client relationships and ensures client satisfaction.

“find something that you are passionate about, something that energises you on the worst of days and something that you can energise others with your vision and mission. On the worst of days, you have got to find that. The essence of a start-up is about decision-making under ambiguity. So, hire people who make decisions under ambiguous circumstances. That’s important. The third thing I would say is don’t chase money. Chase opportunities to learn and grow. Chase the opportunities to network with people…”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 22, 2021

Jennifer Goldman has 30+ years helping $10mil or less revenue businesses boost growth, team, operations, and profitability. She identifies the hurdles, solutions, and guides your leaders through implementation to achieve the great impact with least amount of effort, energy, and cost. She offers consulting, group coaching, and online micro classes.

“when you start in business you should start by writing out a plan knowing every part of that plan is going to change. I do think some people jump into being an entrepreneur before they are ready or they put some concrete ideas together. So, I don’t want to stop them from doing it but it’s really important… If I can give you a structure to write out ideas around profitability, around growth, around the people that you someday might want to have and around how to stay productive. I think that’s really important. And then what I had said earlier, you have got to talk to similar businesses, similar business models and learn from their mistakes”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 21, 2021

Tracy Goodwin has taught thousands how to free their voice so they transform their lives with her unique approach, Psychology of the Voice. Tracy teaches professionals and entrepreneurs how to effortlessly reveal the best version of themselves as they captivate and compel their listener with their every word.

“trust your gut. Believe that you know because you do. Don’t immediately go to surely, I don’t know. Don’t look at the exterior, don’t compare. Don’t compare your first year to my fifteenth. And that’s what we do because we get on social media and oh wow, he’s really doing great. But what we are doing is we are comparing where we are to where they are and those are very, very different places. Trust your gut. Don’t watch what other people are doing to decide what you are going to do”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 20, 2021

Sebastiaan van der Lans is the founder and CEO of WordProof, a documentation firm that offers services for content creation, publishing, content structuring, and copyright protection.

“see if you can embrace open source in a way. Open source is really a way to shift world that is about me to a world that is about we… If you are in it for the long-term you can build amazing billion-dollar companies. There is more and more billion-dollar companies, unicorns purely based on open source software and communities. And my challenge for all would be if you embrace the idea, the schools of thought in open source”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 20, 2021

Founder, visionary and overall goofball is a talented 11 year old named Carter “Critt” Waugh. He is a very active leader with an active imagination. He loves sports and is a talented lacrosse attackman. He loves his friends, his family and basically he loves anything that gets him dirty and sweaty. He has been the perfect test subject for his creation.

“keep going, perseverance, put family first, write things down and blow your business up, make it the biggest business that you can ”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 19, 2021

Professional Olive Oil taster, executive and consultant. David Neuman built branded businesses in the USA food industry working with the highest quality of product but selling it to buyers and consumers who have little to no understanding of what olive oil they use or valuing it more than a cup of coffee.

“if you have a full-time career and you are a closet entrepreneur keep your day job and start now fleshing out your dream. Create a vision board, construct a business plan, prepare a pro forma budget, decide if you indeed have an idea that can parlay into both financial and professional awards, don’t change away from a career until you know you are ready. If you have a support system that allows you to take a chance then make sure that is solid. The last thing anyone needs is a failure after they have had a long career. The adjustment is not going to a full-time workplace takes getting used to, be ready for change and when the juice is worth the squeeze make some juice”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 18, 2021

Devonée Thaxton’s passion is setting small businesses up. She's deeply involved with growth process and takes pride in her fine-tuned ability to catapult a brand towards its goals. She's the founder of ProSavvy-a strategic performance agency that provides businesses with tailored structures to bring out the absolute best in their brands.

“stop and plan. If you have any big ideas, if you want to implement something new, maybe you have found a new system that you want to add in… Stop and sit and plan out what this would look like. That includes due dates, that includes time, money, resources, people, really putting that down into paper before making the steps to make it happen. It will save you so much time and money in the future to sit down and plan your big ideas or different systems or things you want to implement into your business”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 16, 2021

Robert Slattery’s signature process helps people create long term wealth & cash flow. He is on a mission to help 3 million people break free of the rat race by the end of 2030.

“the best advice to an aspiring entrepreneur would be to build your entrepreneurial venture before you rely on it to be your sole income… You need to build the boat before you step off the dock onto it. The folks who are already in their entrepreneurial venture never be willing to rest upon your success. There is always a way to do it better. Figure out how to do it better, invest in yourself, invest in your company, invest in the time and the resources to level up and improve yourself so you can take yourself and your business to the next level ”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 15, 2021

Matthew Yahes helps entrepreneurs grow their business by getting out of the grind. He built his past two companies with a 100% remote workforce and now helps others do the same. In his spare time he snowboards well, kiteboards poorly, and enjoys life with his incredibly patient wife.

“Failure is okay. Pick yourself back up and stick with it. You don’t know everything, it’s impossible. You are going to fail, that’s okay. But if you stick with it learn and don’t get your ego bruised and just realise that everyone has to pay tuition and this is just your time period to pay tuition. You will eventually figure it out and be successful”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 14, 2021

David Wood quit his career as a Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies, to create the world’s largest coaching business. He now coaches rock star entrepreneurs to double their revenue faster, overcome Shiny Object Syndrome, and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur and human.

“you need to work out when to keep on pushing because you will be that success story a few years from now and you will say look that was really hard but look how persistent I was. And when to stop because nobody wants what you have. And I can’t tell you when that is… But sometimes you have just got to stop because you are going to waste years of your life and other times you keep doing it. One clue will be if you love it. If you love it then you really aren’t going to lose by spending a few years on it. If you don’t love it well danger Will Robinson danger, danger, danger”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 13, 2021

Trevor Oldham is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and found of Podcasting You, a podcast booking agency that works with six and seven-figure individuals to get them in front of their target audience.

“self-education, that is the number one thing. Continually read books. If you don’t like reading books and get audible, you can listen to audiobooks while you are driving and, in the gym,… That’s the biggest thing that helped me in my business is just learning from people who have become successful. Learning their habits, learning the way they think, learning how they build their business. So anyone who wants to become a successful entrepreneur and start a business definitely start reading books”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 12, 2021

Darlene Corbett is a Speaker, Author, Therapist/Hypnotherapist, and Podcaster. Her expertise is “getting unstuck.” Darlene’s book, Stop Depriving the World of You, was published by Sound Wisdom in November 2018. She has been quoted in KnoxNews and MSN.com and writes for BizCatalyst 360 and Sixty and Me.

“Keep out the noise, the naysayers. Many people are afraid of taking a new risk, developing a new idea or product because they are worried about what people think. They are going to get naysayers, they are going to get people close and not so close wondering why they are doing it, challenging them, perhaps being negative. If they really believed in what they are doing they have to block out that noise because that probably is the greatest detriment that can bring them down”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 11, 2021

As the Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now and The OC Speakers Network, Leisa Reid coaches professionals who want to monetize their speaking efforts. As a speaker herself, Leisa has booked and delivered over 500 speaking engagements.

“This comes down to understanding your mission and why you think you are here… You’ve got to dream. You’ve got a skill, a gift, expertise, something that you have been called to offer and I think that’s amazing”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 10, 2021

Terry Sidford is a sought-after TEDx speaker, author, and Certified Professional Life coach. She has spent over half her life acquiring the knowledge and experience that qualify her to guide others. The acquisition of those experiences is the basis for her book One Hundred Hearts: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them, a collection of stories of female courage in the face of adversity. You can find Terry working on her next signature talk and sharing her insight with audiences across the nation.

“believe in the impossible and go for your dreams… The only thing that is stopping you is you… You really can do things you never do things you never dreams possible… Find the people that will help you- there’s a lot of people that want to help you to succeed. And surround yourself with those type of people. And you will get there, just don’t ever give up, just be persistent that’s the key. And always be courageous and know that you have been courageous and that the impossible is possible”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 9, 2021

Garry M Gilliam Jr is the founder and CEO of The Bridge. He hails from Harrisburg, PA., having attended the Milton Hershey School and Penn State University. Garry prides himself in his hunger for knowledge and love for giving back to his community. Having graduated from Penn State with multiple degrees (Business Development, Advertising and Psychology) he has always shared a love for bettering our society as a whole. After five seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, Garry Gilliam has founded The Bridge, a new project of developing sustainable 'eco-villages' designed to revitalize inner-city communities, The Bridge is a completely sustainable mixed-use 'eco-village' with housing, retail, co-working, urban agriculture, education center and entertainment. The Bridge develops sustainable communities that revitalize inner cities and in turn eradicate systematic oppression, starting in Harrisburg (Garry's hometown) with an aggressive national expansion to cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit and Seattle. The Bridge Harrisburg broke ground last week on November 19th, 2020.

“believe in yourself, definitely believe in yourself. There’s going to be a lot who don’t and just let that up to them. No one else is going to believe in you more than you. And the more you believe in yourself and let that radiate I’m telling you the more and more people will believe in you. So believe in yourself, definitely believe in yourself. Have confidence in who you are and what you are doing most definitely”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 8, 2021

As the managing partner of Sun Acquisitions, Domenic Rinaldi helps entrepreneurs buy and sell businesses. Since 2005, he’s been personally involved in over 300 transactions and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs maximize value and minimize risks of their transactions. He is also the host of the M&A Unplugged podcast.

“if you own a business my strong advice is from day one work hard to not be the business. What I mean by that is to not have any functional role in the business at all. To really be able to sit back and work on your business from a much higher level. And I say it for a couple of reasons: 1) I think it will be a lot more gratifying when you don’t have to be involved in any particular functions unless you decide you want dip your toes in the water. 2) You will create the highest value for your business when you are not involved in it. And the third one because this is my business. There is a date on the calendar that most people look to sell their businesses. That date may be of your choosing but it may not be of your choosing. And when it’s not of your choosing it’s usually not under good circumstances like you’ve got a partnership breakup, a divorce, you’ve been diagnosed with an illness. But if you have been running your business so that it is self-managed that date won’t matter because your business can continue to operate and function because it hasn’t been reliant on you and it will maintain value, your people will be okay, your legacy will be okay. So, I think all entrepreneurs who own businesses should work very hard at creating a self-managing business”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 7, 2021

Eric Partaker is a CEO Coach & Mentor, Author, and Peak Performance Expert. He has been named 'CEO of the Year' at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, one of the 'Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK', 35 and under, by Startups Magazine, and among 'Britain's Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs' by The Telegraph. Eric has advised Fortune 50 CEOs while at McKinsey, helped build Skype's multi-billion dollar success story, and has founded several businesses. His work has been featured on over 7 major TV stations, in the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He has also appeared as a guest judge on The Apprentice with Lord Alan Sugar. Eric is certified as a Peak Performance Coach and has also completed a coaching certification and apprenticeship with Professor BJ Fogg, who leads Stanford University’s Behavior Design Lab. He continues to research evidence-based studies in psychology, neuroscience, habit change, leadership, and peak performance. In 2020 Eric released his new book The 3 Alarms: A simple system to transform your health, wealth, and relationships forever.

“’leap and the net will appear’  and that’s by John Burrows… So many times, when I wasn’t sure whether or not I should do something or I had a little bit of fear or I was uncertain if the time was right or if I was prepared enough that quote has helped me… And the net doesn’t just suddenly appear out of nowhere, you are the one weaving it together. But when you leap you will be surprised how quickly you start weaving in the form of money, resources or people that you might meet in your mission”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 6, 2021

Neel Parekh is the CEO of MaidThis® Franchise, which helps homeowners and Airbnb® hosts with their turnover cleanings. Neel has scaled MaidThis to generate over $10 million in aggregate revenue, all while traveling the world and living the "nomad" lifestyle. He is now franchising this remote concept to select entrepreneurs.

“as you are starting a business really understand that this is an extension of you and you can do whatever you want with it… Building a business and being an entrepreneur is more of an art as opposed to a science… So being very true to yourself and understanding what type of business you want I think is going to be huge to help guide you in a lot of the decisions that you make. As opposed to just following as opposed to just following a step formula online. This is your business you can do whatever you want with it”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 5, 2021

Claire Dale is the co-author of “Physical Intelligence”, the award-winning book that reveals the Physical Intelligence techniques and life hacks used by the world’s highest-performing athletes, artistic performers, and leaders. Claire is also the Founding Director of Companies in Motion. They offer Physical Intelligence coaching and training to industry leaders.

“This is about finding the through line. The through line what I mean by that is this line through, it might be an endurance tunnel or you might open up into a fantastic meadow of delight and pleasure and success and celebration. And then the next project might have its own endurance tunnels. Finding the through line has to be why are you doing this? Why? What is it that makes you personally value this product or this approach that you are bringing to market? What does it give people? How does it enrich the lives of your customers clients? And I think that makes for businesses that are really driven by the good things in life”…[Listen for More]

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Feb 4, 2021

Adriana Kyser is an extensively qualified International Wellness Expert, Co-author of the best selling book Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship and Founder of Enlightened Alchemy. She has expertise in modalities including Yoga, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Reiki, Ayurveda and Coaching and has helped thousands of people worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity.

“my best advice is twofold. Number one remember why you are doing what you are doing so that when you are burnt out and you want to quit and when you are finding or seeing obstacles in life you are connected to your why that will give you the fuel you need to move forward. And number two is take care of yourself. Rest is as important as you showing up to the world. Without your health there is no wealth… Mind, body, emotions and spirit they are interconnected. When one is affected it will affect the others. So as an entrepreneur you are your business, you are your brand so make sure you take care of yourself, your wealth, your mindset, your spiritual connection”…[Listen for More]

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