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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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Apr 29, 2021

Ron Richard has been employed in the medical industry for over thirty-five years and has extensive knowledge and experience in respiratory, pulmonary and sleep medicine. He has been awarded 17 patents and launched over 40 new products with sales exceeding $1B.

“pick wisely, be a good listener, do a lot of research, study the areas you want to go into. Try and excel and be the best at whatever part of the market or whatever you are trying to do out there that when people talk about whatever widgets you are working on your name comes up in the top five or the top one ”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 29, 2021

Christian Espinosa is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, coach, and lover of metal music and spicy food. He’s an Air Force veteran and Ironman triathlete. He used to value being the “smartest person in the room,” only to realize his greatest contribution is bringing awareness to the issue through effective communication.

“There is a couple of things. One is to make sure you have a crystal-clear idea of how you are going to serve your target clients. And that implies you know your target client… Another one is to take a step back and understand the role of an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur the real purpose is to create something of value, to fulfil a need but do it in a way where you create the business or the organisation that serves that value that other people can run it for you. And that will allow you to get out of the operator mode and more into the owner mode and on to your next endeavour quicker you create it with that mindset”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 27, 2021

Lauren Daugherty is the founder and CEO of Evergreen Wrapping, an eco-friendly reusable gift wrap company that provides a zero-waste alternative to traditional wrapping paper. When not leading at Evergreen, she serves as publisher and CEO at Texas CEO Magazine, a regional publication focusing on Texas businesses, CEOs and insight for executives. Through her own small business experience and her work at Texas CEO Magazine, Lauren is passionate about celebrating entrepreneurs, especially those who may be working mothers or come from a nontraditional education or background. She celebrates the “everyday entrepreneurs” - those who run the small businesses that make a difference in today’s world, but are rarely celebrated.

“spend more time with other entrepreneurs… It’s a unique thing in life to do, you are going to be around a lot of the people who don’t have those same experiences or interests and you really do as an entrepreneur need to have some other entrepreneurs in your life to help you. Not just give you advice on specific topics or challenges that you are facing but also just to help you stay grounded with your journey as an entrepreneur and know that what you are going through is very similar to what so many other entrepreneurs through all time have gone through… I would encourage every entrepreneur to seek out their other community of entrepreneurs”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 26, 2021

A husband, farmer, entrepreneur, and spiritual explorer are some of the avenues in which Andrew Blake, 31, cultivates his perspective. Andrew’s commitment to blazing his own trail has served him well professionally; he turned an obscure college idea, which would later become Blake’s Hard Cider Company, into one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the country. All of this happened while Andrew worked to evolve the fields that raised him, by transforming Blake Farms into a leader in the agricultural space and becoming one of the preeminent destinations in the Midwest. Today, Blake's has expanded its offerings into 18 states, has a 40,000 square foot production facility with 250,000 barrel capacity. Blake's Hard Cider is now that fastest growing business in its category in the nation. Blake Family of Companies now staffs over 800 employees and has expanded its portfolio of businesses to include a wholesale food and non-alcoholic beverage company under the Blake's umbrellas as well as a franchisable modern take on a farm fresh bakery that rolled out in 2020 as Bakehouse 46.

“just do it. And if you don’t want to do it then that’s okay don’t be an entrepreneur. If you are going to be an entrepreneur just do it and be humble that you will learn along the way and be self-aware enough to know that you will change and you will change yourself. And change your direction before the mistakes get to large and you fail but just commit to it, you have to. ”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Hull is an executive coach, psychologist and author of the best-selling book, FLEX: The Art and Science of Leadership in A Changing World, from Penguin-Random House. He is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Education at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.

“I think the key to success is creating, as I said earlier, Creating the tribe. And when you go to create the tribe, and the tribe can be one, two, three, four… Soon as it gets to be more than two it’s a tribe. To make sure that you know yourself and you choose people that fill in your gaps that compliments you. They know something that you don’t know. So, you have got to be humble… To recognise you need other people in your tribe who know more than you do”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 25, 2021

Benny Ausmus is the founder of the BIG Change Agency, and for the last 10 years, he’s brought transformation to yogurt factories, IT consultancies, flying trapeze schools (seriously!), manufacturers, accounting firms, recruitment companies, web developers, real estate agencies… just about every sort of business and industry you can imagine. In his new book The Transformational Leadership Compass (2/16), Benny synthesizes 14 areas of leadership research and practice into real-world, actionable advice for CEOs and business leaders.

“Treat learning as if it was an asset. Treat your own learning edge as if it was an asset of your business. So, the time that you invest and invest wisely in the right learning interventions to develop your skill set, to develop your ability… Treat that is something that can sit on your balance sheet as an investment for the future and find the right sources for it. The more you learn the more you earn provided it is real-world content. So, I’m not saying duck off and get an MBA, the truth is you are not going to learn how to manage people through an MBA. You are going to learn some cool models and probably develop a network if you go to the right one. But you learn to swim by being in the pool. So have a great coach, learn using practical applied interventions as you go through and invest heavily in that and you will see growth happen far faster for you”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 23, 2021

James Petrossi is a human connection and consciousness expert, advocate for humanity and author of the guide Know Your True Self: The Formula to Raise Human Consciousness. Skilled in issues of consciousness, the mind and creating behavioral change, his insights into the human experience have been used for the past 25+ years to develop marketing, sales and coaching strategies for leading hospitality, beverage and technology brands. A master facilitator and dynamic presenter, James utilizes his experience in talent development, creative strategy and decades of research into the human condition to offer practical solutions that help transform people’s lives.

“just find ways to really use your natural born talents. I think you know there is a lot of pressure we put on ourselves as individuals to achieve certain things financially or to achieve a certain level of prestige. When you look at whatever you are trying to do make sure that you are nurturing your natural talents, understand to the point about change that your talents are going to change over time. Embrace that change and really look for ways to use those talents to help humanity and the environment. And your success is going to be predicated on the number of people that you help. And the more people that you can help the more money you are going to make and you are going to be really fulfilled in a lot of different ways financially and spiritually”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 23, 2021

Isaac Kuhlman has been an Amazon Brand Developer since 2013, responsible for more than $12 Million in revenue. He is the co-founder of REAL Coaching with Kirsty Verity where they have helped over 1,000 Amazon Sellers grow their businesses with the right strategies to achieve their freedom goals. They specialize in taking sellers who are stuck or plateaued in their business and break through to reach the real success they desire.

“don’t quit because that’s when you know that you failed. Because everybody is afraid of failure, right? It’s kind of one of those things where if you accept that you are going to have mistakes that you can fix then you can grow your business and you can be an entrepreneur. If you accept that any time you make a mistake you failed then you will pretty much lose and you will quit. So, it is really about growing what I call a growth mindset… It’s not my term it’s been out there. A growth mindset means that any time there’s a setback in your business use that as a learning opportunity to come back and grow stronger”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 21, 2021

Coach Jennie Mustafa-Julock is the sought after coach and speaker changemakers turn to when they can't seem to get out of their own way. She helps these impatiently ambitious humans figure out how to stop squandering their potential so they can finally get on with the business of changing the world.

“just start. Even though you don’t feel ready, even though you don’t feel prepared, even though you don’t have it all figured out, even though you think selling is sleazy, even though every fibre of your being is terrified, even though your parents want you to just keep a nice cushy job and even though nobody in your world has ever thought about being an entrepreneur you can do it… It’s your turn. If you are waiting for somebody to say it’s your turn and here is your permission slip then here it is. It is your turn to start right now”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 20, 2021

Susan Fennema is the Chaos Eradicating Officer (CEO) of Beyond the Chaos, a consultancy helping small business owners to simplify their operations and manage their projects so they can grow their businesses and get their lives back. With 30+ years of operations/project management experience in professional service industries, Susan is on a mission to improve American society exponentially. When not making multi-course dinners, she enjoys Texas A&M football games and Blackhawks hockey. She lives and works from her home in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, dog, and cat.

“systemised your business, figure out how to develop a process so that you are not the bottleneck in every single step”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 20, 2021

Aaron Welch is a Marine Corps Veteran, entrepreneur, and marketer with more than 20 years of digital marketing experience. He is the founder of Lift Digital Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency specializing in generating new leads for businesses focused on growth. He has been featured in Yahoo Finance, NBC, Digital Journal, Thrive Global, Medium and Vocal. Looking for help with your digital marketing efforts?

“find something that you are good at, find something that you enjoy doing and do that the best you can. Deliver as much value as you can to people. Find a problem and either fixed it or try your damnedest to get it fixed”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 18, 2021

TEDx Speaker, #1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits and Life Mastery Coach, Laura DiBenedetto teaches how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we love. As Founder and CEO of Vision Advertising, a company that she built aged 19, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs build and grow profitable enterprises entirely on their terms.

“work on yourself ”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 17, 2021

Peter Rabey is the Co-founder & CEO of the X4 Group, an award-winning global multi-brand recruitment business specialising in the technology, life sciences, construction and communications sectors with offices in the UK, USA and New Zealand.

“have learning at the centre of what you do and what your team do. If you got anyone that doesn’t want to learn at any point, I feel that that’s a really dangerous individual potentially. So having learning at the centre of everything would be the biggest piece of advice I would suggest”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 16, 2021

Vidya Ravi is an internationally-acclaimed Facebook ads strategist and marketer. Since 2014, her company, Storybird Ads has managed ad accounts and campaigns for clients around the globe, often with results of 42X ROI. A former funnel builder, Ravi is noted for her holistic approach to analyzing every aspect of the ad campaign, from artwork to every touchpoint in the client’s journey to purchase.

“dream bigger if you are actually going to dream… Everything that you imagine if you are going to go behind this it is going to happen. So just go and dream bigger and bigger and bigger because everything is definitely going to happen”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 15, 2021

Colin C Thompson, a Canadian born Jamaican, is founder and CEO of Oligye Enterprises (Shanghai) a Business Consulting company focused on coaching, training, and Blockchain technologies. Specializing in Personal Development, Diversity, and Career Coaching, Colin coaches individuals and groups on how to reach their dreams, goals, and desires.

“have some very, very thick skin, skin so thick that you can’t help but go forward. Have a very high level of confidence. I call it having the Kanye West confidence meaning no matter what anybody tells you you are going to succeed. You have to have that to believe in yourself and to continue to go forward. And with a thick-skinned… You also have to have thick-skinned in the business meaning you have to invest time in the business but you also have to invest money”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 15, 2021

Since co-founding Escape Fitness, taking it to a $33 million-dollar global business chosen by big brands and independent fitness professionals, such as the UFC, Equinox, 1Rebel, Sanctuary Fitness and more, Matthew Januszek has continued to be a powerful advocate for functional training. Their goal is to motivate and inspire people to get started and create exercise habits that last. Matthew travels the world, helping studios and gyms to turn their visions into world-class fitness destinations and awesome training experiences. During the pandemic, Matthew has become an advocate for at-home training and maintaining physical and mental health to persevere in the face of life's challenges. In addition to being a father, he has started five companies and sits on the board of three companies across three continents.

“Put your health first. Get super clear about where you want to go. And that doesn’t just mean doing a goalsetting workshop. That means trying to spend half an hour a day for 30 days every single day doing it. And if you get to the end of that apart from enjoying the process you will have a lot more clarity. Then just being aware that all of those mistakes that you make on the way… And you will make them if you are progressing at any level you are going to make a lot of those mistakes… But seeing those as part of the fun and the enjoyment because it’s not just about destination either”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 13, 2021

Dan Greenberg is the CEO & Founder of Sharethrough, the largest independent native advertising platform that powers in-feed native ads for publishers like Forbes, Time and CBS and enables marketers like Coca Cola and P&G to programmatically distribute branded content at scale.

“1) marry the problem not the solution. Spend your time validating the problem, spend your time learning the problem, spend your time with customers about the problem not your solution and the solution will come out of that. 2) work with people who share your values and that you can trust in the long run. The rest won’t work without that”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 13, 2021

Luke Shankula is a mortgage marketing expert and the CEO of Paragon Digital Marketing Group. With his result-focused services, he aims to help people systemize their work and go beyond lead generation. Besides running a successful 7-figure mortgage marketing agency, Luke has spoken at several Legion of Loan Officer events.

“continue to do the things that scare you because ultimately those are the things that are going to cause the growth… The one thing that you need for success is to never give up, to never stop and to never get complacent with your growth because every single day if you are continuing to work on yourself the only thing you can do is grow. So, taking one step forward every single day and doing one or two or three actions every single day that is going to move your business forward or your personal development forward. That I’ll have a massive impact on your success”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 11, 2021

Jared Pope is the CEO and founder of Work Shield. While practicing law focused on human resources, ERISA, benefits, and employment matters, Jared realized industry-standard practices and the "system" for managing workplace harassment and discrimination were broken. Despite using outside reporting platforms, internal incident investigations meant employees were not reporting incidents due to fear of retaliation, and employers were not protecting their culture or themselves from the risk of legal action. Always ready for a challenge, Jared decided to make the system better, where voices are truly heard and incidents have a clear path to resolution. Jared created Work Shield - the first and only start-to-finish workplace harassment and discrimination solution and technology platform that gives employees a real voice, protects and ensures a safe workplace culture, and removes employer liability - all at the same time

“trust your gut and if you believe in yourself you have got to trust your gut. I assume any entrepreneur doesn’t start company because they don’t believe in themselves it’s because they do and you have to remember you have an idea and it’s okay that if it doesn’t work let the market tell you what’s good about it, what’s wrong about it, how do you need to tweak it, what’s the next iteration. But trust your gut. And no one is going to know your product better than you… And you can learn more from other people and adapt it to your knowledge but there is this intuitiveness of a gut check. And trust your gut, go with your gut and bet on yourself”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 11, 2021

Seth Pearson is a Self-Love Warrior based in Seattle, WA. He is the host of the Love Amped podcast, and facilitates events and life coaching sessions in the area. He helps people understand that anything is possible. He is an expert in compassionate communication and effective boundary setting.

“live from your heart, it’s going to be the best way moving forward in your business and your life that there is really no separation from your business and your life. You are creating a more expressed version of yourself by having your own business karma. So make it heart centred ”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 9, 2021

Elias Zepeda is founder and CEO of Need Clients Now, a national marketing agency specializing in customer acquisition. Elias and his team have been helping businesses scale their revenue by building high-converting sales funnels for their business.

“Have a mentor. I think that’s so important… For those that are looking to start, launch or grow their own business I think having a mentor or multiple mentors and people they can rely on for advice I think that’s extremely important and I think that’s going to make a very big difference. ”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 8, 2021

James Jacobson has founded several companies and is a serial entrepreneur whose career has primarily been focused in the media arena since graduating from the University of Virginia in 1988. Currently James is building Dog Podcast Network. In the past several years, James has been putting his attention on a promising cancer therapeutic company he co-founded with Dr. Demian Dressler in 2008 called Functional Nutriments. James Jacobson has been described as both “a serial entrepreneur” and as a “monk in the marketplace.” He has authored best-selling books, been a broadcaster and built businesses that leveraged new trends that were sometimes considered “just a little ahead of their time.” The overarching theme of his career has been building ventures that make a meaningful difference in the lives of as many people as possible. For over 20 years, that took the form of creating projects and companies that leveraged the power of media including teleproduction, radio, publishing and, the Internet. Since 2008, James Jacobson’s focus has been on Functional Nutriments, a biotech company that has developed and brought to market first-in-class nutraceuticals that induce and support apoptosis. Apoptosis is a critical biological life process that is encoded in the DNA; and the absence of normal levels of apoptosis is linked to serious diseases including cancer. Businesses that he developed, founded or helped co-found include a video yearbook company, a teleproduction and video marketing company, a talk radio station, a cable TV network, an e-commerce company, a magazine publisher, a book publisher, and a biotech nutraceutical firm. His author credits include "How to Meditate with Your Dog" and the best-selling series "Top Maui Restaurants" which he co-authored with his wife, Molly Jacobson.

“do what you love, be passionate about what you love and don’t do it for the money. If you love money don’t be an entrepreneur be a salesperson… If you are going to dedicate your life and your blood and your sweat and your tears and your shower time and endanger relationships should be for something that you really, really love. And I think that’s so critical and I think sometimes especially at the beginning of someone’s entrepreneurial journey they are just looking to make the quick buck that usually… I won’t say never… That usually doesn’t work out in the long-term and it certainly doesn’t pay the psychic dividends that will feed you when you come across adverse”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 7, 2021

I’m Chad Burmeister - Believer, Husband, and Author. I empower sales professionals to become the best version of themselves by focusing on their mindset, skillset, and toolkit.

“burn the bridges… When you know the time is right… I am not saying burn the bridges if you are one year out of college, that might be a high risk. But once you know the skills you know that the value that you provide in the marketplace is there have trust and confidence in yourself and in the process. Trust the process, burn the bridges”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 6, 2021

Tyler Jefcoat is the Founder & CEO of Seller Accountant where he exercises his passion for helping sellers maximize their businesses. Tyler provides financial coaching for sellers totalling more than $100 million per year in e-commerce sales. Tyler also leads the Sellers Roundtable, an exclusive mastermind group for seven- and eight-figure sellers.

“Four C’s: Character, confidence, communication and cash. If I am going to start a business in five years if I make my right now about cultivating experiences that build character. Like I was talking about selling, having to lead, having to charge up a hill even if I might fail. Cultivate that character of grit, that want to and that drive… And confidence as you try things and you have various levels of success it’s going to make you more confident”…[Listen for More]

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Apr 6, 2021

Lamine Zarrad is the SVP, Head of Product at ZenBusiness. He began his entrepreneurial journey shortly after immigrating to the U.S. and serving in the U.S. Marines. His expertise lies in banking regulations and financial services, and he co-founded fintech Joust in 2017, which was acquired by ZenBusiness in 2020.

“really learn yourself, understand your limitations and understand your strengths… I’m hesitant to tell people to trust your gut. The gut is so important and it’s very important to know when to trust it. And so, the only now you would know when to trust it and when not to trust it is by truly, truly understanding who you are. And there are many different ways you can get there… Now what your limitations are. And sometimes they are very difficult to accept but nonetheless are there. And if you are operating within that framework then you will operate with some degree of comfort and consistency and this will help you succeed”…[Listen for More]

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