All posts in "Entrepreneurship"

Troy Wilkerson

Published March 13, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Resilience - 0 Comments

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:

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Marc Mawhinney

Published January 23, 2018 in Coaching , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

My guest on today’s episode is Marc Mawhinney. Marc is a lifelong entrepreneur who’s on a mission to help coaches build successful businesses! He achieves this with his coaching programs; his podcasts, Natural Born Coaches & The Marc Mawhinney Show; his Facebook group The Coaching Jungle, and his exclusive print newsletter – Secret Coach Club.

Marc is one of my former coaches and is amazing at providing value, value, value in all that he does! He’s got a pretty good sense of humor too as you’ll hear in this interview – enjoy!

Our discussion covers the following (and more!):

  • Bouncing back from failure and dealing with haters
  • Not everyone should be an entrepreneur
  • How to skyrocket the engagement of your email subscribers with daily emails


You can connect with Marc at the following:

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Sean Douglas

Published January 2, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Mindset , Side Hustle - 0 Comments

Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Professional Speaker, Master Resilience Implementer, Performance Enhancement Expert, International Radio Show Host, and Author. Sean has built three successful businesses while serving on active duty, and he shares his experiences, wisdom, and exuberance with us. 

One of Sean's goals at the time of recording this episode was to be a Ted Talk Speaker. Sean achieved that goal in December - go, Sean! You'll understand what makes him successful when you listen to this interview; Sean is on fire!

 Some of the topics we cover are:

  • How to start a business 
  • Resilience 
  • Blueprint To Success

You can follow Sean on his website:

and, on Facebook: and

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Marianne Sundquist

Published December 19, 2017 in Cooking , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

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: 



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Jeff Shuford

Published November 14, 2017 in Entrepreneurship , SaaS - 0 Comments

Today, I’m honored to be speaking with author and brand & marketing strategist Jeff Shuford. Jeff is president and CEO of veteran-owned Tech From Vets, an award-winning digital development company aimed at helping business owners expand their technology-based ventures.

 Tech From Vets was named “The Future Of Veteran-Owned Tech Companies” and “The Best Veteran Owned Tech Startup of 2016,” by The Huffington Post - no small feat! In this episode, Jeff answers:

  • Your company Tech From Vets was named The Best Veteran Owned Tech Company of 2016 by The Huffington Post, what did your company do to earn such a prestigious award?
  •  Your company developed an award-winning app called Vets 22. What resources does the Vets 22 app currently provide?
  •  You have led your company to be featured in publications such as Forbes, Jacksonville Business Journal, MSNBC, Sports Illustrated and among others. What makes veterans such a great asset in the technology sector?

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Rachel Wentworth

Published November 7, 2017 in Business , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

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.

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Josh Haynam

Published October 31, 2017 in Entrepreneurship , SaaS - 0 Comments

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?

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Christian Arriola

Published October 24, 2017 in Business , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

Today we have a special guest expert, Christian Arriola, an ambitious entrepreneur who is here to share some of his successes with us. 

Christian started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 8 years old, selling ice sticks in front of his house back in Mexico.

Later in his life, although he was climbing the corporate ladder, he decided to quit his job to focus on Lively Matcha, his side e-commerce green tea business at the time.

Christian quit his job with no savings and no plan, he turned the ecommerce store into a physical store. Fast forward  to today, and he’s now inspiring other millennial entrepreneurs to chase their dreams with his podcast show: “The Hustle Show”.

The Hustle Show rapidly got momentum and is now in the TOP 60 Business Podcasts on iTunes. – Impressive! 

Some topics we touch on in this episode are:

  • Using podcast as a branding tool
  • How to start your dream side hustle
  • How to set goals to quit your job and focus on your

You can catch up with Christian on his podcast The Hustle Show at:

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Anca Stefania

Published August 1, 2017 in Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

My guest today is Anca Stefania, owner of Digital Joy Agency. Anca has extensive experience in digital strategy and client management. She speaks six languages and works with clients all over the world. She started her agency with a desire to help entrepreneurs boost their confidence, become more tech savvy and ignite online! Her passion is helping budding entrepreneurs make their dreams come true.

Do you have a story to tell? If so, get on the show!

Dr. Antoinette Davis

Published July 25, 2017 in Education , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Antoinette Marie Davis. Dr. Davis is a lecturer at a state university and her side-hustles are writing books and teaching online for multiple institutions. She loves mathematics and loves teaching developmental and introductory students. 

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