All posts in "Entrepreneurship"

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/

 

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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, she 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. 

She is regularly asked for her expert opinion on all things brand-building and social media marketing — she has appeared on NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ Good Day Washington and she is a contributor to HuffPost and Thrive Global. She 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/

 

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Louise Courville

Published April 17, 2018 in Business , Coaching , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

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

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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: https://www.facebook.com/ISTHISTHINGComedy

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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:

http://www.naturalborncoaches.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCoachingJungle

http://www.secretcoachclub.com/

http://www.themarcshow.com/

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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:  https://www.thesuccesscorps.com

and, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeTransformationRadio and https://www.facebook.com/SeanDouglasSpeaks/

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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: http://www.theclarifiedkitchen.com/ 

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

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

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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 Entrepreneur.com 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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