All posts in "Entrepreneurship"

Millette Jones

Published September 12, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Strategy - 0 Comments
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My guest today it Millette Jones. Millette has a burning desire to help entrepreneurs believe their story is important & understand how sharing it can propel their business to success.

Millette’s own story has its share of ups and downs and she believes too many entrepreneurs allow the inevitable setbacks to derail their goals and push them back into the 9-to-5 grind.

Millette supports entrepreneurs with her Unstoppable Coach podcast, podcast publicity coaching, membership site for DIY podcast interview marketing and her signature program: Podguesting for Profits which guides entrepreneurs to be recognized as experts in their field, easily reach new audiences, and steadily grow their business through building trust and genuine connections with their ideal clients.

We cover the following topics and more:

  • Position Yourself as an Expert with Podcast Guesting
  • Use Your Story to be Relatable, Gain Trust & Rise above the Crowd
  • Overcoming Broken Business Relationships

You can reach out to Millette on her website: ​​https://millettejones.com/sidehustlerage​​​

Heather Bryan

Published August 28, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Side Hustle - 0 Comments
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My guest today is Heather Bryan. Heather is a fierce entrepreneur and the only woman to design and develop an engraving system in the US (pretty cool right?!)

Heather caught the entrepreneurial bug from her father, who was a multi-passionate entrepreneur. Her journey started off back in 1999 when she and her father became pioneers of onsite engraving for the PGA Tour, USGA and PGA events around the globe. In 2014, her father retired and Heather decided to develop her own system and box it up for others to be able to have their own engraving businesses out of their homes. This system is perfect for stay-at-home moms, or anyone else who is interested in starting a business.

Heather shares some of the ups and downs she went through when trying to bring her idea to market. Because she's tenacious and believes in equal opportunity she perservered like the winner she is, and because of that many more people have a chance to create the life and business of their dreams.

Heather has a philosophy that first businesses should be project-based, meaning you complete a project and you get paid. This helps keep the new entrepreneur motivated and excited about the possiblities. 

Heather's product is a business-in-a-box side hustle that includes the equipment and product sourcing. She created a side hustle for others from her side hustle of local onsite engraving, and the level of support she provides her clients is unparalleled. 

We cover a lot in this interview, including:

  • Heather's company is a debt free company after designing and developing her engraving system. (She shares a great "woman walks into a bank to get a loan story.")
  • What is included in the business in a box? How much is it? 
  • How can others create a side hustle income from this and why?

You can connect with Heather on the following site: 

https://jupiterandcompany.com/

Juliette Stapleton

Published June 5, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Marketing , Strategy - 0 Comments
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My guest today is Juliette Stapleton. Juliette is a visibility strategist on a mission to empower highly driven women in business to grow their visibility online authentically without tech overwhelm.

Juliette is an amibious dynamo! Her passion shines through in everything she does. 

Having been involved in the digital marketing and web design world since 2001, Juliette has a great understanding of what is involved in building a position of visibility and has been behind several prominent projects and some award winning small businesses in Ireland, where she is based, helping them extend their presence online.

In 2017, Juliette began building her own personal brand to be able to reach and support women high-achievers all over the world. 

Her philosophy is based on, inspiring others, creating deep person-to-person connections, authentic marketing, and overcoming the fear of technology on the road to success.

Her hands-on coaching style is very supportive and she has a talent for breaking the complex down into easy to implement strategies allowing her clients to make progress fast.

You can connect with Juliette on the following platforms:

Here website: https://juliettestapleton.com/

Her Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/juliettestapletonvisibilitystrategist/

Her Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialmediavisibilitythatgetsclients/

 

Victoria Vix Reitano

Published May 1, 2018 in Branding , Entrepreneurship , Marketing - 0 Comments
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Victoria “Vix” Reitano is an expert on all things digital marketing, online business, influencer brand deals, and e-commerce solutions. For the past decade, she has managed the digital brands for on-air talent, Emmy-award winning journalists, United Nations committees and special projects, and small businesses, e-commerce start-ups and more. 

In 2015, Victoria founded CreatiVix Media, a creative digital agency built to disrupt the agency model. In 2017, she launched The CVM Group, bringing her Online Entrepreneur E-Cubator and content production services under one umbrella. She creates content across all social media platforms, and mediums, to help clients build engaged communities, generate leads and convert followers to clients. 

Vix is regularly asked for her expert opinion on all things brand-building and social media marketing. She's appeared on NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ Good Day Washington, and she's a contributor to HuffPost and Thrive Global. Victoria has also been featured on Salon.com, DigiDay.com, LevoLeague.com, The Muse, Buzzfeed, MuckRack, USA Today and ThisOldHouse.com featured on HuffPost, Thrive Global, MuckRack.com, Buzzfeed, Levo League.  

Victoria shares her wisdom with us on the following topics, and more:

You can connect with her on @vixinthecity on all platforms, and on her websites:

https://thecvmgroup.nyc/

https://vixinthecity.com/

 

Louise Courville

Published April 17, 2018 in Business , Coaching , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments
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My guest today is Louise Courville. Louise is a Conversion Coach for coaches, consultants and online experts.

Louise comes from a long background in sales and specializes in creating processes to acquire quality leads and convert them to clients consistently.

Louise Courville has built a new forum for coaches, consultants and experts to leverage their time with fewer discovery calls and higher conversion rates. 'Clients That Convert' eliminates that salesy feeling and transforms the conversation into a simple invitation.

Striving to consistently deliver valuable, actionable content, Louise helps her audience of coaches, consultants and online experts achieve their professional goals through her signature hybrid coaching program.  

Louise shares with us how she bacame a conversion coach (sounds fascinating doesn't it?!), and we cover the following topics as well:

  • How to become an authority in your market. 
  • How to create a new opportunity in a saturated market. 
  • You don't have to create a market the customers are already there - you have to get in front of them.

To learn more about what Louise is up to, visit her on her website here: https://louisecourville.com/, or join her Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlbosscoaches

Troy Wilkerson

Published March 13, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Resilience - 0 Comments
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Troy Wilkerson is a former Americorps alumni with three years of voluntary service under his belt. During his time, he served as a youth counselor, Americorps team leader and an environmental coordinator. He was responsible for tasks such as facilitating team building initiatives, communication activities, and designing outdoor curriculum.

These days, he focuses on being a good fiancée while pursuing a stand up comedy career. He is the founder of "Is This Thing On?", a weekly comedy showcase that provides opportunities for emerging comedic professionals. He is still helping kids  by working as a part time youth advocate consultant, and he works as a graphic designer.

Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are:

  • How do entrepreneurship & comedy intertwine. 
  • The importance of timing and failure
  • How do you address setbacks 
  • How would you define success

You can connect with Troy on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ISTHISTHINGComedy

Marianne Sundquist

Published December 19, 2017 in Cooking , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments
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Marianne Sundquist has taken her lifelong love of cooking, family, and the community that surrounds food, and is turning it into her empire. After a decade of working in some of the best restaurants in the country, she took a hard look inside and made the shift of leaving her Executive Chef position.

She knew she had to make that drastic change if she ever wanted to have a family.

She started focusing on her side hustle at the time, but she realized it wasn't lighting her up, so she started a blog "selfishly" she says. The blog was started as a tool for her to work through her thoughts, confusion, and desires - a way to explore what she wanted to do next. Before long, it started resonating with moms who didn't have the skills or time to cook for their families the way they wanted to. That's all Marianne needed to take her passion to the internet helping people learn how to cook!

You can connect with her on her website at: http://www.theclarifiedkitchen.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclarifiedkitchen/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclarifiedkitchen/

Rachel Wentworth

Published November 7, 2017 in Business , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments
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Today's guest, Rachel Wentworth, is an amazing, down to earth, business woman with the type of savvy that others envy. Rachel is a Maine native turned Boston resident. She's the co-owner of Forty Winks, an award winning brick and mortar lingerie and bra shop in Harvard Square.

About a year ago she started a podcast called Keeping Shop which aims to provide value and community to other brick and mortar business owners across the country. Her podcast is one of my favorites, and is an incredibly helpful resource for all things brick and mortar AND business - i highly recommend it.

Listen in as Rachel and I discuss:

  • Business planning and brainstorming. 
  • Time management (working on it in my own businesses right now) 
  • Customer relationships and building a strong community around both Keeping Shop and Forty Winks
  • The importance of brick and mortar businesses to achieving healthy communities.

Josh Haynam

Published October 31, 2017 in Entrepreneurship , SaaS - 0 Comments
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I’m excited about today’s guest; Josh Haynam.

Josh is the co-founder of Interact Quiz Builder, a tool used by more than 30,000 businesses including The American Red Cross, Budweiser, and Forbes.

He's probably seen more quizzes than any other human on earth right now!

Listen in as Josh shares tips about:

  • What is the future of marketing going to look like?
  • How do you start a business from nothing with no money?
  • How do you get your first customer?