Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

By Millionaire Interviews & Austin Peek | Inspired by: Tim Ferriss Show, Dave Ramsey, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, Lewis Howes, Jocko, Pat Flynn, Adam Carolla, NPR Live, Joe Rogan, Y Combinator, Passive Income, Real Estate, 30 B2B, & Business Startups

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Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business... Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, and Small Business Owner. The host interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Guests have been featured on Forbes, Shark Tank, Fox Business, CNBC, & Time Magazine. Each episode details the journey of our guest who shares their life experiences, business lessons learned, how they turned their ideas into success, and much more. Inspired by: Tim Ferriss, Dave Ramsey, Garyvee, Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Lewis Howes, Jocko, Pat Flynn, Neil Patel, NPR, Joe Rogan, Y Combinator, Passive Income, Real Estate, B2B, B2C, & Business Startups... Connect with other Listeners @ fb.com/millionaire-interviews. Connect with the Show via email: austin@millionaire-interviews.com or voicemail: +1 (305) 985-3469.

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079: Fired by his Family... How did Brad Martineau rebound to Build a Thriving Business?
49:51

Brad Martineau is the Cofounder of SixthDivision & PlusThis. Companies that help businesses plan out and thrive on marketing automation via Infusionsoft. Brad started his business career as Infusionsoft’s sixth employee and got a front row seat in watching the company grow from just six to 150 people, and from $500,000 to over $15 million in revenue.

He saw that Infusionsoft was a great tool that helped small businesses leverage technology, but he also saw a lot of their clients struggling to implement it. In 2010, after being fired by his brother's at Infusionsoft,  he started SixthDivision with the goal of that company to make it easy for people to get their automation ideas implemented so they can make more money and have more time on their hands.

Brad is married with five kids, and he loves playing basketball, addicted to fitted hats, and he is into the whole entrepreneur thing. Brad’s specialty is simplifying the complex and bridging the gap between theory and execution. He loves teaching and helping people understand difficult concepts. It drives him nuts when he sees someone not being able to do something because they don’t know how. He launched SixthDivision to provide Infusionsoft users a better source of coaching, training, and done-for-you services.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Brad Martineau Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? K. So I don't do favorites but a book I really like has been Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. Another was Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Again, I don't do favorites but Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones rank up there.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Infusionsoft & Basecamp are ranking pretty high for me.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Good question. I'd say the story we tell. I think we do a pretty good job but we can always do better and I believe the story you tell is possibly the most important component of your business.

 

Jun 19, 2018
078: Should You Franchise? How Snip-its founder Joanna Meiseles grew her brand Nationally.
54:42

Joanna Meiseles has been an entrepreneur and franchisor for the past 20 years. More than two decades ago, she saw a need in the marketplace for a hair salon focusing on children and launched the Snip-its salon brand in suburban Boston in 1995. As Founder and CEO of Snip-its, Ms. Meiseles ran five company locations, then franchised the concept in 2004 and grew the brand over a ten-year period. Under Ms. Meiseles’ leadership, Snip-its received numerous awards including the Franchise Times’ fastest 55 growth brands, and the Entrepreneur Top 500. Ms. Meiseles was twice a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Today, Snip-its franchise owners operate 65 locations in 22 states.

Over the course of Ms. Meiseles’ career, she has worked with lots of entrepreneurs to help them launch and grow their businesses. For nearly three years, she has served as Senior Director of Programs and Operations at MassChallenge, and she mentor and coach at several accelerator and incubator programs in Boston and the San Francisco Bay area. Joanna currently work as a franchise strategy consultant with iFranchise Group, and she is a frequent public speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, women's leadership, mentorship, and franchising.

Joanna Meiseles is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Joanna is an instructor and coach at CorePower Yoga in San Jose. She is also the founder of Turbo 26 Studio, which is a newly opened yoga studio in Palo Alto.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Joanna Meiseles Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Yoga pants
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Gmail
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Marketing
Jun 12, 2018
077: Sex Toy Entrepreneur, Reveals his Mr. Sloan... (Brian Sloan of VIECI)
54:43

Brian Sloan, CEO of Very Intelligent Ecommerce Inc. Brian quit his job as a lawyer to start a sex toy business that generates over $1 million a year, and he did it without office space or full-time employees.

He and his collaborators at Very Intelligent E-Commerce, Inc. have skipped the usual distribution methods, focusing solely on internet sales. The company's most recent product, a sex toy for men (NSFW), launched as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. It turned heads and raised over $260,000 — far more than its $45,000 goal— in the process.

"We are sure that we'll at least double revenue within the first year ... and will try our hand at offline sales to resellers," Sloan told us.

He was kind enough to answer our questions about what it's like to steer the ship of an adult novelty company. Here are some key takeaways from our conversation and the full (lightly edited) transcript appears below that.

Sloan started as a lawyer, but made a change early in his career that led him to where he is now. "I used to go to garage sales at 6 AM on the weekends and make as much or more money than I was making in the firm. At that point it really became clear that if what I wanted was more money and a fun lifestyle — working as a lawyer would offer a poor return on my time investment."

Brian Sloan hit the motherlode when one of his products turned into a viral phenomenon. Autoblow 2 achieved international popularity, raking in more than a quarter million dollars via crowdfunding. In the meantime, Brian has added several other toys to his range, and his latest innovation, called 3Fap, is already on its way. We were curious to learn more about this product and about other new ideas that are already in the works, but, of course, we also squeezed in a few questions about the general developments in the erotic market.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Brian Sloan Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Leica Q.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? We use Magento for eCommerce but all other systems we built, i don't like to be attached to a SaaS model milking me for money for years.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Nothing is keeping us from growing, but we have a huge challenge in developing autoblow 3 and that product is what will take us from 6-7 to 10-15m.

 

Jun 06, 2018
076: This Pastor Preaches Culture. Why Dave Ramsey (& others) Win with William Vanderbloemen.
39:15

William Vanderbloemen is the President and Founder at The Vanderbloemen Search Group. William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.

Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search at the highest level. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by the internationally known firm Russell Reynolds. William also has experience as a Manager in Human Resources in a Fortune 200 company, where he focused on integration of corporate culture and succession planning. All of these experiences have come together with his pastoral work to form a unique gift for helping churches and ministries connect with the right key people.

Prior to executive search, William led growth and innovation in churches in North Carolina, Alabama, and Houston. During his time in Alabama, William had the chance to help rebuild and relocate an ailing congregation, and lead them to new levels of growth. At 31, he was elected Senior Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, a church of about 5,000 adults and 1,500 children strong. It is Houston’s oldest congregation.

William is regularly invited to speak across the country in both church services and as a resource to churches and conferences on leadership. His book Next: Pastoral Succession That Works on effective pastoral leadership and succession was released through Baker Books in September 2014, and his book Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook was released through B&H Books in June 2016. His latest book is Culture Wins: The Roadmap To An Irresistible Workplace and is released through Savio Republic. William holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary.

William is an avid social networker. Whether connecting with friends, candidates for searches he is doing, or church members, he loves to network, and he would love to interact with you through Facebook and/or Twitter. William, his wife Adrienne, their seven children, and their poodles Moses and Pearl live in Houston. In his free time, William enjoys running, working out, and caddying for his kids, who are now better golfers than he is.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: William Vanderbloemen Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, The Grand Slam by Mark Frost.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Selfie Light.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? HubSpot.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Commitment to Organic Growth.
May 30, 2018
075: How a Panda & Penguin nearly put this Giant out of Business (John Fischer of StickerGiant)
47:14

John Fischer, CEO of StickerGiant, started the company in 2000 with a single sticker design and an online store to sell it on. From there he created StickerGiant.com with goal of becoming the "Amazon of stickers." Over the years, the company has transitioned and evolved from that original idea into one of the top printers of custom stickers and labels. His focus was to make stickers fast, while also constantly striving to use the highest quality materials available, and to be as environmentally aware as possible. He has built his business through dedicated teamwork and an enjoyment in the work we put into creating your custom stickers everyday.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: John Fischer Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Great Game of Business By Jack Stack, Traction By Gino Wickman, Rocket Fuel By Gino Wickman 
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? OMG, so much. the lastest is my Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush, Rose Gold
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Getting an Executive asst! also Open Book.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Growing a physical infrastructure at a pace to keep up with a business that is growing geometrically.
May 24, 2018
074: Should you Invest in Sales or Marketing? Ryan Buckley of Toofr says...
41:50

Ryan Buckley is the Founder at Toofr.com, a cold emailing tool open to the sales community. Ryan is also author of The Parallel Entrepreneur which is about how he built and runs Toofr and his other businesses. He is the Co-founder & COO at Scripted.com, a premium ghostwriting platform. Ryan is living in Walnut Creek, California with his wife and two daughters. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley and holds two Bachelor's degrees from UC Berkeley. He started his first internet business while enrolled in the joint Master's degree program with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Ryan plans to start more businesses, write more books, and eventually run for public office.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Ryan Buckley Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Tao Te Ching by Stefan Stenudd and Lao Tzu.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? iPhone Charging Cable.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Mixpanel, SEMRush.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Prioritizing tasks both between and within my businesses.
May 22, 2018
073: Why Mark Cuban didn't Paddle by this Offer... Stephan Aarstol of Tower Paddleboards
43:35

Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, a direct to consumer brand that focuses on the beach lifestyle niche. Tower was named the "Fastest Growing Company in San Diego" by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014, and ranked #239 on the 2015 INC 500 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies.

Stephan is the author of the The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness. Stephan and this widely acclaimed book have been featured on CNN, CNBC's Power Lunch, Fox & Friends, The List, the Huffington Post, Fast Company, INC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, The Adam Corolla Show, and many leading newspapers, TV stations, and radio shows worldwide. He's been dubbed "World's Best Boss" by multiple leading newspapers in Germany, and "America's Best Boss" by the Daily Mail, the UK's #2 newspaper.

Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego today. In 2017 Stephan was named as San Diego's top 10 most influential business leaders.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Stephan Aarstol Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Five Hour Workday by Stephen Aarstol... because I wrote it ;).
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Xmas gifts every year as they can ship them to where I'm going.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Panjiva for sourcing.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Competition.
May 17, 2018
072: The Lyft of Car Cleaning - Getting Spiffy with Scot Wingo
39:58

Scot Wingo is the CEO of Spiffy and the Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor. Spiffy is an on-demand car wash and detailing business currently in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas. ChannelAdvisor is a leading software/service business for Fortune 2k selling on eBay as a new channel.

Prior to Spiffy and ChannelAdvisor, Scot occupied the roles of general manager of GoTo Auctions, CEO and co-founder of AuctionRover.com (acquired by GoTo.com) and CEO and co-founder of Stingray Software (acquired by RogueWave).

Scot received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. Scot has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Scot Wingo Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Lean Startups by Eric Ries
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Echo Show
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Google Analytics
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Meeting customer expectations while growing > 150% y/y.
May 15, 2018
071: Upsell, Resell, What the Hell? Our Pal, Jordan Gal, from CartHook Explains...
55:01

Jordan Gal is the Founder of Carthook, which is a cart abandonment software solution that recovers lost revenue by following up with potential customers who don’t complete the checkout process. Their flagship product is a customizable checkout with post-purchase upsells for Shopify stores.

Jordan previously ran a successful ecommerce business. It was a network of niche stores that grew and was acquired. After the sale, he identified several key challenges he faced and zeroed in on cart abandonment as the right problem to tackle.

Jordan currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three daughters. He is also currently co-hosting the Bootstrapped Web Podcast, which is a podcast about bootstrapping an online business.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jordan Gal Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, On the Road by Jack Kerouac , The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester & Paul Reid.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Dollar Shave Club - razors sent automatically every month.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Station, Slack, Notion, Zoom.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Slow speed of software development & the difficulty of managing a remote team.
May 10, 2018
070: What's the best Energy Drink, Protein Powder, & Vitamins? Find out with Neil Thanedar of Labdoor.
45:19

Neil Thanedar is the CEO of LabDoor. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010. Worked as Executive Director of The Detroit Partnership. Co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, an FDA-registered product safety laboratory. Named by CNNMoney as one its top ‘Generation Next’ Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2011. Won the Startup America Super Bowl Pitch Contest in 2012. Currently CEO & Founder at LabDoor, a digital health startup that uses science to tell you what’s really in consumer products.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Neil Thanedar Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Personal History by Katherine Graham, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant, Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Kindle Paperwhite
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Evernote (+ Tiago Forte's Building a Second Brain class to optimize Evernote usage)
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? We need more users! Sign up for free at Labdoor.com.
May 08, 2018
069: You Only Podcast Once... The Growth of Millionaire Interviews with Austin Peek
53:35

Austin Peek is the host of Millionaire Interviews, a podcast that gives actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, and Small Business Owner. He interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Guests have been featured on Forbes, Shark Tank, Fox Business, CNBC, & Time Magazine. Each episode details the journey of our guest who shares their life experiences, business lessons learned, how they turned their ideas into success, and much more.

Austin is also the Principal of RiverStone RECAP, a commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firm in Jacksonville, Florida. The company utilizes commercial real estate lenders which include: Life Insurance companies, CMBS lenders, GSEs, Banks, Cooperatives, and Credit Unions. At RiverStone RECAP, Austin manages the origination, underwriting, and placement of mortgages. Prior to this company, he was responsible for originating commercial real estate loans at Capital Advisors. He also previously worked at Corinthian Real Estate where he assisted in financial underwriting, market research, and investment packaging.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Austin Peek Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? iRobot Roomba
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Zapier
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? More podcast listeners
May 02, 2018
068: Boss won't Listen? How it motivated John Sharpe to start StaffSource.
33:36

John Sharpe is CEO of StaffSource.  He has over 15 years of recruiting, financial and executive level management experience for both Fortune and mid-sized organizations. He has been recognized as the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and have led an amazing team of people to acknowledgments such as "Best Staffing Firm" and "Best Place to Work." Additionally, StaffSource recently earned the prestigious INC 5000 award for the 5th consecutive year, one that is owed to their hard-working and dedicated employees.

John was inspired to start his business because he believed he could deliver services more effectively than the company where he was working at the time. He felt the market needed a staffing and recruiting firm that was more service-oriented and value-driven, and his decision to strike out on his own paid off.

An entrepreneur by nature, John makes it a personal mission to build companies to the best they can be through, first and foremost, recruiting well-rounded, competitive and ethically-minded individuals, and executing strategic thought on an on-going basis.

 

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: John Sharpe Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Mediations by Marcus Aurelius & The eMyth by Michael E. Gerber & Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm by Verne Harnish
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Wife Present???
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Tableau & Salesforce
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Myself & Continuing to put right people around me.
Apr 27, 2018
067: Find out what this Beer Company is Brewing Up... (Jamey Price of Grayton Beer)
42:48

Jamey Price is the Founder of Grayton Beer. He hails from Vicksburg, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Accounting degree. After graduation (and a stellar baseball career at Ole Miss), Mr. Price and his wife moved to Florida in 2005 to work for a software company. Searching for an opportunity to put roots in the community, Price wrote a 48-page business plan, and Grayton Beer Company was born.

The initial interest in Grayton Beer Company began more than 15 years ago, when Jamey spent a summer break from Ole Miss on Lake Tahoe. This was where he had his first sip of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and was hooked on great-tasting beer. Fast-forward more than a decade through a career in software, a marriage, a move from Nashville to the beach, and a few babies. He and his wife, Candace, appreciate everything about life on the Florida panhandle. This, coupled with his passion for small batch beers, was the perfect recipe to start Grayton Beer Company.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jamey Price Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald - I read it twice a year.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? My wife does the purchasing.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Orchestrated Beer with SAP B1 Financials for Accounting and VIP for Wholesaler/Customer Management.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Acquiring talented people to move to our area.
Apr 17, 2018
066: From the Parents House to Software Solutions... The Safari of Sid Bala & Alligatortek
40:33

Sid Bala is an experienced software solutions industry executive with a proven record of helping businesses grow through the application of technology. In over 20 years at Alligatortek, Sid has built a thriving organization with a team-first, innovative culture. He oversees the business development, identifies opportunities for growth and better customer service, and drives the Gator culture rooted in teamwork, focus, and determination.

Sid is proud of his team’s ability to quickly interpret their clients’ business challenges. With a wealth of subject matter expertise, Sid and his team approach each project from an “owner’s perspective,” which means establishing the ROI and ensuring that their solution provides the ROI and serves as a valuable investment for the clients.

Alligatortek began partnering with clients more than 20 years ago to provide custom software applications. Its extensive portfolio includes the design and construction of software solutions for the Web, mobile devices and desktops to meet the needs of its nationwide clients and their employees, partners, and customers. With a strong focus on identifying bottlenecks in business processes, the company brings deep industry knowledge and expertise to every project, enabling its team members to quickly identify and design solutions for unique business challenges.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Sid Bala Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Airpods & Tiles for misplacement
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Trello
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Around hiring best people & hiring as early as you can.
Apr 13, 2018
065: Friends, Co-Founders, & Affiliate Marketing with Jamie Birch of JEB Commerce
45:18

Jamie Birch is an affiliate manager and the founder and CEO of JEBCommerce, LLC. He started in the online marketing arena in 1999, working as a search engine guru for a dot-com in the resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Jamie worked his way up to managing a multi-million dollar affiliate program and search campaigns for Coldwater Creek, a top-five national women's apparel retailer, growing the affiliate channel from several thousand dollars a month to $35 million a year. As a manager for the SEO and SEM campaigns, he pioneered performance-based relationships outside of affiliate network, negotiating long-term profitable relationships inside and outside of the affiliate channel. In 2004, he founded JEBCommerce, using these proven processes to build a large client base.

His focus now is growing profitable and incremental affiliate programs by focusing on deep and comprehensive analytics inside and outside of the affiliate networks. Jamie and his team work with all technology providers to take advantage of amazing technologies to ensure that their clients incur costs only for sales they should.

In addition to JEBCommerce, he also owns and operates ChloeWorks, a software development startup focused on bringing the software they have created and use every day at JEBCommerce to the market. His work and organizations allow Jamie to do what he loves the most, mentor, coach, and employee development.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jamie Birch Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber, The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Sleep Master Seeping Mask that Tim Ferris recommended.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Process.st
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Generating quality B2B leads.
Apr 10, 2018
064: Transforming Companies to Outperform their Competition - Karl Maier of Abunden
39:38

Karl Maier has more than three decades of experience growing companies. He has been part of three management teams that grew companies 5X or more in three years. He has developed the Abunden Framework, to not only help companies grow, but also to help the owners, employees, customers, suppliers and families that are touched by these businesses.

At age 17, Karl entered the Rice University on National Merit Scholarship. He graduated with MBA in Info Systems and BA Economics and joined the E&W National Mortgage Banking Consulting Group. After working for several companies and businesses, he joined his family-owned distribution company that he helped grow for 3 years. He founded his own company, which is a dotcom or B2B marketplace for industrial products. He was also a co-founder of his second business called Therapy Track, where he developed Saas platform for major hospitals in 14 states.

Karl is now using his 30+ years of experience in transforming and growing companies. The benefits of his Abunden Framework include improving productivity (up to 20%), reducing turnover (up to 50%), and improving the hiring success rate dramatically.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Karl Maier Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Work shoes I never saw anywhere else
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Evernote
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Picking the right partners
Apr 06, 2018
063: Breathe Right Nasal Strips founder (Dan Cohen)... Unstrips his Business.
45:26

Dr. Dan Cohen is the former Chairman of CNS, Incorporated. Dr. Cohen was the driving force behind the meteoric rise of Breathe Right nasal strips, acquiring the rights to manufacture and sell the product for the medical equipment company he founded in 1982. In 2006, GlaxoSmithKline acquired CNS, including its Breathe Right nasal strips and FiberChoice chewable fiber supplement products, for $566 million.

He Co-Founded Round River Research Corp. to study the healing and psycho-spiritual effects of synchronized music, vibrations, and magnetic fields. He is the inventor of the SolTec Lounge, designed to rapidly induce meditative states with profound levels of relaxation/stress reduction. After 16 years in development, the product was introduced in 2013. This technology inhibits the brain’s vigilance apparatus and directly stimulates the human energy system, facilitating healing and spiritual experience.

Dr. Cohen has a BS from Penn State University and received his MD from Temple Medical School with high distinction. His training is in neurology at the University of Minnesota and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Doctor Cohen also authored the books, Addicted To My Ego and Co-Authored Claim Your Basic Rights.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Dan Cohen Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? N/A
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? MS Word
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? N/A
Apr 03, 2018
062: Secrets to Creating an Awesome Workplace (Andrew Sykes of Habits at Work)
46:55

Andrew Sykes founded the Behavioral Research Applied Technology Laboratory (BRATLAB) to uncover which habits create health, happiness, security and performance for people, and his employer-focused consulting team, Habits at Work, literally puts habit creation to work to create high-performance organizations. Andrew is a passionate advocate for the power of habits to create thriving, high-performance employees and companies.

Andrew has more than 20 years of leadership experience, having consulted with some of the world’s largest companies, including Shell Oil, McDonald's, Nokia, British Aerospace, Unilever, Blue Cross Blue Shield and many others. While his consulting experience is the source of many insights, his real passion is speaking. Andrew has had the pleasure of speaking professionally about organizational performance at over 500 public and private events.

Born and raised in South Africa, he lived and worked on five different continents over the course of his career. He is adamant about helping companies flourish through the success of their people, rather than at their expense, and he is eager to share his ideas with others.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Andrew Sykes Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, Influencer by The Team at Vitalsmarts, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Most recently my gift for my 7th year wedding anniversary: A copper champagne bucket.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? The phone! But also Basecamp.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Finding more companies with a leadership team committed to reinventing the world of work, and not just competing to survive.

 

Sponsored By:

Mar 30, 2018
061: From Waterboy to Biz Owner... How Andrew Didier grew Agora NW.
35:44

Andrew Didier is the Founding Partner of Agora NW.  The company is located in Tukwila, WA (right outside of Seattle).  Agora sells bottle-less water systems for institutional break rooms. It also sells coffee and tea, services its machines and accessories, and strives to go over the top with customer service.  The Agora team works with each of their customers to create a flexible program that matches client’s needs and budget with the best overall solution. They move companies to an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottles, while at the same time impacting their bottom line.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Andrew Didier Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? American Icon: Alan Mulally & The Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce Hoffman.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Not an Amazon Person.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Par Level.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Scaling with the right people.

 

Sponsored By:

Mar 27, 2018
060: How this College Startup is Moving Past the Competition (Cam Doody of Bellhops)
37:03

Cameron Doody is Co-founder and President of BellHops, the largest and fastest growing tech-enabled platform in the moving and delivery space. Bellhops grew from an idea to help college students move onto campus.  Bellhops began in 2011 as a dorm-moving service in a small college town. While Bellhops essentially started as a two-day-a-year operation at the end of each semester, the company soon realized it was onto something bigger: there's a certain magical synergy between the enthusiasm and stamina of college students and the challenges of moving. They are now a moving company based in Chattanooga that is operating in 85 cities in 39 states across the United States. Cameron is responsible for raising more than $21 million in venture capital from some of the most prestigious investors in the world, and was awarded the 2015 Auburn University Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also given the Spirit of Innovation Award and his company was nominated as the Best New Startup of 2014.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Cameron Doody Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz and Yeager by Chuck Yeager.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Front App.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Diapers of course :).
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Far too many to mention.
Mar 23, 2018
059: This company Saves Drivers $$$ at the Tollbooth (John Andrews of BestPass)
40:20

John Andrews is President & CEO of BestPass. John has more than 20 years of experience in technology implementation, senior management, and development/deployment of scalable services and solutions. John was selected to serve as President and CEO of Bestpass in the Fall of 2009 when the organization had four employees, processing $15 million in tolls annually. The company has since grown to more than 60 employees, processing more than $500 million in tolls annually. Outside of the office, John enjoys a busy home life with his wife and three kids and is a home brewer of craft beer.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: John Andrews Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Southwest Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Death Wish Coffee
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Geckoboard.com
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Finding people with solid interest & big picture problem solving skill/talent.
Mar 20, 2018
058: Smart Luggage for Smart People - Alejo Verlini of BlueSmart
36:31

Alejo Verlini is the Co-founder and CPO at Bluesmart, which is based in Hong Kong. He is an experienced Chief Product Officer with a strong history of working in the consumer electronics industry. He is very skilled in Innovation Management, User Experience, Branding & Identity, Design Management, and User Interface Design. He also speaks French, Spanish, and English.

Before Bluesmart, Alejo was also a co-founder of NSNC, which is a boutique design consulting firm that specializes in product design, user experience, strategic innovation, and design thinking process.

He has been in Bluesmart since 2013 and he has been a part of a team that shares a passion for travel, technology, and design. The concept of Bluesmart suitcase started when their travels were always ruined because of problems with their luggage. They looked at their suitcases and they realized that they haven’t evolved for decades. So they set out to re-imagine how a modern suitcase should be in this day and age.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Alejo Verlini Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Just Kids by Patti Smith
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Bluesmart Black Edition.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Google Docs. Can't imagine not having it.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a.
Mar 16, 2018
057: This Angel Investor Specializes in Music + Startups = Ken Umezaki of Digital Daruma
42:44

Ken Umezaki, Founder and President of Digital Daruma, has been involved in the music business full time since 2009, when he retired from a successful 25 year career in financial services. He has substantial experience in starting new business lines for major investment banks, seeding and advising start ups, capital markets trading, managing large organizations, and asset management.

Ken is an angel investor, through his company Digital Daruma, in digital music business start ups, with a specific focus on artist and b2b service companies. He is a digital music business executive, focusing on business development, strategy, operations and fundraising in the music business. He is also the co-founder of the Dot Blockchain Music Project, a public benefit corporation building and promoting a new music file format and supporting technology architecture to modernize copyright management and music supply chain processes fit for the digital music age.

He is a musician and currently plays bass in the band Fifth of Bourbon. He is also involved in a number of music foundations and academic organizations, including serving on the national board of Little Kids Rock, Future of Music Coalition and advisory board positions at New York University and Berklee College of Music.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Ken Umezaki Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman, Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Amazon Echo Dot
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? G Suite
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a
Mar 12, 2018
056: Why this Company Pivoted from Apparel to Outdoor Gear (via Cory Tholl of Klymit)...
37:29

Cory Tholl became CEO of Klymit in 2011 and quickly turned the company into a profitable and high growth outdoor brand. Cory is a family man who thrives on taking products from ideation to market. He is passionate about creating great jobs for good people and is focused on creating a stellar return for investors.

The idea behind Klymit is to help adventurers fall asleep and wake up as comfortable as possible. Rain or shine. Hot or cold. They can provide the gear that will make people look forward to sleeping outdoors. Today, they are one of the fastest growing outdoor gear companies in the industry.

His peers see him as a visionary, intelligent, and articulate person. He is great at motivating people to be forward thinkers. He is also a natural born leader and an all-around nice guy.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Cory Tholl Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Sleep Pants - $10
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Domo.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a.
Mar 08, 2018
055: What's Big Data & What Can it do for You? Find out with Thoran Rodrigues of Big Data Corp.
38:21

Thoran Rodrigues is the founder and CEO of BigData Corp which helps companies to automate the way they work with huge volumes of information. He has over a decade of experience in the Tech market in Brazil, having worked in places of all shapes and sizes, from university labs to consulting firms. In 2011, after almost a decade working for others, Thoran decided to open his first company. Today, he run BigData Corp., a four-year old startup which is one of the leaders in the Big Data market with clients all over the world.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Thoran Rodrigues Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Dark Intelligence: Transformation Book One by Neal Asher
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Books - everyone reads
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Zapier & IFFTT.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Personally - Letting go of things (to help company grow). Company - Organizing things better.
Mar 05, 2018
054: Lessons Learned from Growing a Door Company over 20 years (with Michael Otis of Double O)
40:37

Michael Otis is the President of Double O Inc., a commercial Glazing, Windows, & Doors company. Double O Inc. has steadily grown in skills, talent and experience to become known and recognized as “The Most Knowledgeable Company in the Industry.” In 2014 thru 2016, Double O receives recognition from Inc. Magazine being awarded the prestigious “Inc. 5000 Award – Fastest Growing Private companies in the United States."

Mr. Otis is also the president of One Enterprise, LLC, which rehabilitates distressed properties in blighted neighborhoods, returning them to productive use. One Enterprise focuses on revitalizing neighborhoods, recycling community resources, and respecting the residents.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Michael Otis Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Bible, if I must pick just one. The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack is another. Leadership is an Art by Max DePree as well.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? I purchase everything online, vehicles, tools, real estate, everything. So it is hard to know. Most recent, a bunch of hiking equipment for a wilderness trip in September.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Quicken, cause I like to keep things simple. But we have many programs we use in our company. The Office 365 Suite is very important to us.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a.
Feb 27, 2018
053: How this Ex-Rapper Ambitiously Grew his Marketing Company - Greg Rollett of Ambitious Media
38:57

Greg Rollett is the Founder of Ambitious Media Group, an Orlando based Media & Marketing Company. Greg is a Best-Selling Author and Marketing Expert who works with experts, authors and entrepreneurs all over the world. He utilizes the power of new media, direct response and personality-driven marketing to attract more clients and to create more freedom in the businesses and lives of his clients. After creating a successful string of his own educational products and businesses, Greg began helping others in the production and marketing of their own products and services.

Greg has written for Mashable, Fast Company, Inc.com, the Huffington Post, AOL, AMEX’s Open Forum and others, and continues to share his message helping experts and entrepreneurs grow their business through marketing.

Greg’s client list includes Michael Gerber, Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, Sally Hogshead, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite and Warner Brothers, along with thousands of entrepreneurs and small-business owners across the world. Greg’s work has been featured on FOX News, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, USA Today, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, the Daily Buzz, and more.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Greg Rollett Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler, 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, Great Leads by Michael Masterson, Marketing to the Affluent by Thomas J. Stanley
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Books - buy every book ever recommended.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Evernote, Slack, InfusionSoft.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Listen to the end of the interview...
Feb 23, 2018
052: Al Roker helped this Lawyer kickstart his "Fashion" Company (Chris White of Shinesty)
36:55

Chris White is the Chief Executive Officer of Shinesty. At age 18, Chris was forced to become financially independent, plus pay for his tuition at DePauw University. He started working multiple commission-based sales jobs and it set his life on a different course. After graduating, with majors in Religious Studies and Communications, Chris moved to Colorado to pursue a JD/MBA at CU Boulder and became hooked on the Colorado Startup life. While in graduate school, Chris learned about the apparel business by selling screen printed clothing to students and became very aware of what college students thought was funny. From there, Chris set off to build a totally ridiculous, sarcastic, and irreverent brand that helped people look awesome and find unique, outlandish products. Shinesty now has 25+ employees; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 400% over the last two years; nationally known customers, such as the Chicago Cubs; and recently filmed a docu-comedy series for MTV.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Chris White Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? VHS Tape - Cooking with Coolio.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Slack.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a.
Feb 20, 2018
051: Looking to Hire? Look no further than Hireology (with Adam Robinson)...
36:29

Adam Robinson is the Co-founder and CEO of Hireology, where he's on a mission to assist business owners to make better hiring decisions by means of predictive data and innovative technology. He is a renowned recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management.

Under his leadership, Hireology has been recognized nationally by Entrepreneur magazine as a "Top Company Culture" and by Crain's Chicago Business as a "Best Places to Work" for both Millennials and GenX. In 2015 he was added to the Chicago Tribune's Blue Network, a listing of Chicago's most influential entrepreneurs and innovators, and named a "Top 25 HR Industry Game Changer Under 40" by Workforce magazine.

Adam is very passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Through multiple leadership roles at Entrepreneurs Organization, he has helped to develop and launch programs that teach core business skills to early-stage entrepreneurs and beginners around the world.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Adam Robinson Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Dyson Air Blade - it purifies the air.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? EOS - Entrepreneurial Operating System (Book is called... Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business).
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? The ability to execute at new scales, we have to re-invent every 6 months.
Feb 14, 2018
050: Winding Tree takes on Airline Travel via the Blockchain Space with Max Izmaylov & Pedro Anderson.
40:23

Max Izmaylov is the CEO of Winding Tree & Pedro Anderson is the COO of the company. Winding Tree is a blockchain-based decentralized open-source travel distribution platform. The company makes travel cheaper for the end user and profitable for travel companies, like hotels, airlines, and travel agencies because it removes the middlemen from the equation.

Maksim Izmaylov is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and previously founder of Roomstorm and Travel Tech Con. Max is also passionate about making travel a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Pedro Anderson is the COO of the company. He specializes in crypto-investment and social entrepreneurship. Being in charge of partnerships at Winding Tree, he had previously sold millions of dollars of SaaS products.

This year, Max and Pedro’s Winding Tree has struck a major deal with Lufthansa. Winding Tree will assist Lufthansa in building and testing decentralized, blockchain-based travel apps that meet the requirements of airlines, while Lufthansa will integrate its APIs with the Winding Tree platform. This will allow Lufthansa the exposure to new technology experts, and Winding Tree access to experts in the field.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Max Izmaylov & Pedro Anderson Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions (Max Izmaylov's Answers):

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? My favorite book is this one, it is an essay about Tolstoy's search for life's meaning: kvakes.github.io/what-i-believe.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Amazon Kindle.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? I am very skeptical about magical recipes that improve life 10x. I think learning and optimizing your tools well though goes a long way.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Successful business is all about great team and effective communication. I think we have that.

Fabulous 4 Questions (Pedro Anderson's Answers):

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Books, always books.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Slack.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Funding as we've bootstrapped so far. But that's being resolved.

 

Feb 12, 2018
049: Professional Snowboarder reflects on his Sold Clothing Business (Josh Sherman of Yea.Nice)
39:51

Josh Sherman was the co-founder and business owner of Yea.Nice. His clothing company was included in the Inc. Magazines 2016 top 1,000 fastest private growing companies in America. Josh is also a volunteer for the Beanies4Life, which is a program under the Yea.Nice brand. The program is all about helping the homeless individuals all across America in battling the winter cold elements through a high quality, fleece lined beanie. To date, this cause has donated over 100,000 polar fleece lined beanies.

Josh has a Bachelor’s Degree in B.S. Business Management at Western Governors University from 2014 to 2017. Josh, along with his Yea.Nice co-founder JJ Thomas, used to be a professional snowboarder. They came up with the idea of donating beanies for homeless people when they found out that thousands of these people were dying from hypothermia each year and Josh knew they had to do something about it. Many people know Josh as a professional, driven, passionate, intelligent and perseverant individual.

Currently, Josh Sherman is a Human Capital Management Consultant at ADP. He provides SaaS and people solutions to organizations. His main responsibility in ADP is to fully understand his client's business and make specific recommendations based on their needs, timeline, and budget. Josh works with businesses that want to focus on organizational improvement, develop cost reduction strategies, stay in compliance, and unleash the potential of their employees.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Josh Sherman Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Glass Whiteboard
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Salesforce
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Having a personal life.

 

Feb 05, 2018
048: How Sheevaun Moran uses Energy to Transform Businesses into Powerhouses...
25:13

Shevaun Moran is an award-winning Small Business and Master Coach. She's the creator of Energetic Solutions. The company is devoted to teaching entrepreneur, CEOs, and leaders the needed skills to grow their business. While also maintaining authenticity and clarity of mission to purposeful profits. She has helped over 25,000 people to achieve their miracle.

She(vaun) is also a talented and passionate speaker. Her conferences and events are customized for each audience and it leaves them inspired, educated, and motivated. She has the energy and charisma to work one to one, speak in an intimate setting, as well as very large audiences.

Shevaun has sold over $22 billion and helped four companies go from a few employees to sales of over $140 million in one sale. Shevaun uses a formula that has helped thousands worldwide achieve health while building their success, restore health and uncover their true calling, company turnarounds, and visioning. Her effective model or formula relies on warm-hearted communication, peaceful purveyor of prosperity, corporate drive, practicality, deep connections, and simplicity. She is the author of 5 books, 28 CD programs, 2 DVD programs, and multi-national organizational programs.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Sheevaun Moran Interview***

Jan 31, 2018
047: WTF is a Float Tank? Learn to be Zen & Accelerate Your Biz Growth with Shane Stott.
35:32

Shane Stott is CEO of the Walker Tape Company, the leading brand in Hair Replacement Supplies. He is also the founder of the Zen Float Company, and co-creator of the Zen Float Tent, whose famous Kickstarter campaign raised $300,000 in its first month. He is a genuine inventor and has created some of the most cutting-edge products such as the Ultra Hold Tape Mini's, which revolutionized the Hair System Tape. He has been featured on ABC, MSN, and Yahoo with his amazing inventions.

Since 2011, Shane’s Zen Isolation Float Tank plans have helped thousands of people to both build and maintain their own float tanks at home. He offers detailed plans, guidance, and personal help to those who want to learn how to harness their senses and channel positive energy where it is needed. Shane is also a Best -Selling Author of the Float Tank Cure and is currently at work on a new book based on Marcus Aurelius's Meditations book.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Shane Stott Interview***

Jan 29, 2018
046: Multi-Family Investor finds Happiness matters MORE than Profit - Dave Childers of RIA
33:45

Dave Childers founded Residential Investment Advisors in 2011. During his years as a real estate agent he realized an opportunity in the industry to work with small, private investors in the purchase and sale (aka P&S) of multifamily properties in Middle Tennessee. Dave (aka David Childers) has significant experience in many areas of the commercial/residential real estate industry.  Highlights of his experience includes facilitating financing for multifamily properties, commercial ownership, and management of investment real estate. He has brokered millions in multifamily properties and he's looked upon as a professional resource for investors, bankers, and appraisers.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Dave Childers Interview***

Jan 24, 2018
045: Tired of Being Hungover? This Pharmacist Created a Solution 4 You - John Mansour of Drink B4.
35:09

John Mansour is a pharmacist that dedicated his life to studying the human body and the vitamins and minerals that keep us ticking. Armed with this knowledge, John created something truly unique: a caffeine-free beverage that energizes for the night and fortifies for the morning known as Drink B4. Along with his business partner and spirits expert, Dave Larue, John is revolutionizing how we fight the aftereffects of drinking.

John is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Healthcare Executive, and Pharmacist with 8 years of experience. He has led both startups and large organizations, and built business strategies within settings such as retail pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, property acquisition, and property management at an executive level. He spent the beginning of his career as a member of Target Corp. working as a pharmacist and then as a consultant for their corporate offices in which he worked on specialty projects for the company. He left Target to open a compounding pharmacy and a toxicology testing lab with his partners in Tampa, Florida. John has now turned his focus onto several new ventures. The newest being a supplement company in the process of establishing a health based, supplement liquid line.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: John Mansour Interview***

Jan 22, 2018
044: How Brady Lewis (of Allmoxy) transformed his Family's Cabinet Company.
34:35

Brady Lewis was running the family cabinet outsource shop and needed a software solution. Seeing an obvious lack of options for small business manufacturing software, work began building their own. As every day problems would arise, they would be solved, systematized, and written into the new software solution. After growing 120% during the recession on the new platform, and being constantly questioned if it was for sale, it was clear this new platform could be very valuable for others as well and Allmoxy was born. Allmoxy serves various types of companies since starting out in the wood working industry.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Brady Lewis Interview***

Jan 17, 2018
043: Everything you Need to Know about Raising Funds with Robin Smith of WeGoLook.
37:36

Robin Smith founded WeGoLook in 2009 as a way to increase confidence in consumers purchasing online. It quickly became apparent that WeGoLook’s inspection and verification services were not only useful for consumers, but a revolutionary solution for various industries. The B2B world has been WeGoLook’s focus ever since.

Robin has an extensive background in sales, e-commerce, and enterprise solutions that helped her develop WeGoLook. She is a thought leader in the gig economy, insurtech, and the startup/tech world. She speaks to audiences around the world, inspiring them to pursue their dreams, no matter how humble their beginnings.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Robin Smith Interview***

Jan 15, 2018
042: How to Buy an Online Business (instead of Starting One from Scratch) - Justin Cooke of Empire Flippers
34:23

Justin Cooke (CMO/Founder) is the brand ambassador of Empire Flippers. From content to paid traffic, he keeps the sales staff busy and the lead funnels full. He’s also a digital nomad (aka homeless), but spends most of his time in Manila, Bangkok, and Saigon. When not geeking out on sales funnels and marketing automation, he loves fruity drinks by the beach and watches Game of Thrones as a guilty pleasure.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Justin Cooke Interview***

 

Jan 10, 2018
041: The 1-3-5 Method that Brian Coester used to Grow CoesterVMS from Local to National
44:04

Brian Coester is CEO of the national appraisal firm - CoesterVMS. The son of one of the east coast’s most reputable appraisers, Brian literally grew up in the business. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Brian has grown CoesterVMS from a local appraisal company to a nationwide provider of appraisals and appraisal technology. He is the mastermind behind Cloud Control, the only appraisal process management software built on the award-winning Salesforce.com platform. Brian is a highly regarded speaker, presenter, and trainer in the appraisal industry. He has authored dozens of articles for the mortgage and real estate industry.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Brian Coester Interview***

Jan 08, 2018
040: How a Podcast (accidentally) Transformed his Marketing Company - James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media
39:43

James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a done-for-you service that guarantees new relationships between B2B companies and their ideal clients. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business Insider, and he also co-hosts the B2B Growth Show: a podcast dedicated to helping B2B executives achieve explosive growth.  When James isn’t interviewing the smartest minds in B2B marketing, he’s drinking Cherry Coke Zero, eating Swedish Fish, and hanging out with the most incredible woman on the planet (who he somehow talked into marrying him).

 *** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: James Carbary Interview***

Jan 03, 2018
039: How he took his idea from Basement to Reality - Luther Cifers of YakAttack 💡🐠
43:40

Luther Cifers began YakAttack with an extensive background in product design coupled with a passion for kayak fishing. Since their launch in January 2009, YakAttack has experienced hyper growth every year. Their innovations have changed the way kayak anglers around the world rig their kayaks. YakAttack's uncompromising commitment to their values, manufacturing in the USA, and producing excellence in everything we do have made them the industry partner of choice for major kayak and accessory manufacturers.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Luther Cifers Interview***

Jan 01, 2018
038: Scrub Daddy Inventor talks Shark Tank, Car Washes, Product Pricing, & ... The Aaron Krause Story.
42:53

Aaron Krause is an accomplished entrepreneur/inventor with 20+ years of experience in patenting and manufacturing industry.  With patented products in major big-box retailers by such industry giants as 3M Company, Mr. Krause prides himself on hard work, dedication, and imagination.

Aaron received national attention when he appeared on the ABC show Shark Tank with his invention Scrub Daddy. After successfully pitching the sharks Aaron received a capital infusion from inventor and celebrity mogul Lori Greiner. Since then, Aaron and Lori have sold millions of “the smiling sponges” to well-known retailers including QVC, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, ShopRite, and Buy Buy Baby. Scrub Daddy has exceeded $15 million in retail sales and continues to gain recognition as a household brand.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Aaron Krause Interview***

Dec 31, 2017
037: Why start an Employee Owned company? How Lisa Wise of Nest DC flew past her Competition...🚫🐦💩
42:07

Lisa Wise is the Chief Nester//Wise Owl of the Boutique Property Management firm known as Nest DC (in Washington, DC - multiple puns intended). Lisa’s work has always been cause driven, entrepreneurial, and community focused. She served as Executive Director for the Center for a New American Dream, a national environmental non-profit and as Vice President of a national health care advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Lisa also spent five years as national field manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Lisa gets to channel her inner entrepreneur but also focus on making a difference in the community. Her broad range of experience means she can manage complex problems and projects, highly functional teams, and operate a large, socially responsible business with an eye toward a bottom line results.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Lisa Wise Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt &‎ Stephen J. Dubner.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? My favorite buys are all local.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Teamwork.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Not the right or enough talent.
Dec 31, 2017
036: CEO of #1 Recruiting Firm reveals How to Hire Salespeople - Dan Fantasia of Treeline, Inc. 🌳🌲🌴
32:10

Daniel Fantasia founded Treeline, Inc. in 2001 with an exclusive focus on helping companies build world-class, high-output, sales teams.  They help companies recruit and hire salespeople. Treeline has worked with hundreds of respected companies in the United States and thousands of top-tier sales professionals. The company is consistently recognized by clients and respected sources as an innovative and trusted service partner.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Dan Fantasia Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? A Snow Rake
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Dadomatch
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Hiring
Dec 31, 2017
035: Lobster-Truck Boys on SHARK TANK turn $20k into $20 Million - Jim Tselikis of Cousins Maine Lobster 🚚...
36:02

Jim Tselikis is a Co-founder of Cousins Maine Lobster. He is from the coast of Maine, where he and his cousin Sabin Lomac grew up surrounded by family and lobster. They both moved away (Jim to Boston and The College of the Holy Cross, then a secure job at Stryker orthopedics; Sabin to New York City to study drama before acting his way into a career in Real Estate in LA), then reunited in 2012 to bring the authentic experience of their childhoods to their customers.

Now living in Los Angeles, Jimmy travels to Maine often to get back to his roots of pond hockey, island hopping or lobster boat races and to spend time with those he loves most- his mother, father, sister, and black lab.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Jim Tselikis Interview***

Dec 31, 2017
034: The 4P's that Electrified this Bike Company in China - Don DiCostanzo of Pedego Electric Bikes 🚴🚲
40:54

Don DiCostanzo is Co-Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes.  After 30 years in the automotive world, Don started an electric bicycle shop in Newport Beach, California. This was a labor of love. Over time, he developed an interest in electric cycling and tried to find quality electric bikes for his bicycle shop. His frustration with existing suppliers led him to contact his friend and future Pedego partner Terry Sherry. In 2008, the two men co-founded Pedego Electric Bikes, where quality, innovation, and customer service are among the top core values of the company.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Don DiCostanzo Interview***

Dec 31, 2017
033: For Dummies Writer is now Gamifying Company Wellness? The Danna Korn-Van Noy Interview.
47:39

Danna Korn-Van Noy is CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness, a software company specializing in corporate wellness.  Danna began her work in the wellness industry in 1991, with a focus on nutrition and medical conditions that benefit from a gluten-free diet. She is a best-selling author of six books on nutrition, including three in the prestigious “For Dummies” series. Renowned as the country’s “Gluten-Free Guru,” Danna is respected as one of the leading authorities on the gluten-free diet and medical conditions that benefit from it.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here***

Dec 31, 2017
032: Want FREE PR for your Business or Product? Adrian Salamunovic of CanvasPop Reveals it All. 🙈😱
32:08

Adrian Salamunovic Co-founder of CanvasPop, PopKey, & DNA11.  He took $2,000 and launched two multi-million dollar, profitable companies without any outside investment.  With his business partner, Adrian launched a DNA art company DNA11, a large format printing company CanvasPop, and PopKey, the first GIF keyboard. What is fascinating is that these companies were built by observing behavior, building the first company, and then building new businesses on top of that without killing the old one.

Adrian is an Expert in Public Relations & Growth Hacking. He is a 500 Start Ups mentor and can help you get massive exposure and launch your product right. He's been featured dozens of times in Techcrunch, Mashable, CNN, The Verge, WIRED, and his products have appeared on CSI:NY, Today Show, Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and many more. Adrian has helped companies generate 100's of millions of free media impressions. He knows how to help you get in front of the right journalists, at the right time with the right angle. He also will help you get traction quickly and generate revenue. Adrian Salamunovic loves working with and helping entrepreneurs like you kick ass.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here***

 

Dec 31, 2017
031: Profit First (or Finish Last) with Mike Michalowicz
36:27

Mike Michalowicz is founder of Profit First Professionals.  He's also the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and Surge. His books have been translated into 10 languages.

Profit First Professionals is an organization designed to support accountants, bookkeepers and other financial professionals to substantially differentiate themselves in the market - so they can dictate a premium for their services and attract more clients.  How do they do it? By introducing a significant service differentiator - the tools and techniques to maximize the profitability of your clients. If you own a bookkeeping or accounting business, and you want to distinguish yourself from your competitors... consider applying to be a Profit First Professional.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini, Purple Cow: Transfor Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin, & How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? The Echo 2. I have about 7 of them now. I have them all linked. Amazing multi-room sound. Cool functions. I use for some smart home stuff.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Best tool is my bank accounts. I look at them daily, and precategorize my money by putting them in different accounts. The impact has been massive. That is why I wrote Profit First.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? It is always my mind. Limiting beliefs are the only thing that stop me, and I have them all the time.
Dec 31, 2017
030: Predictive Analytics for Brokers - Steve Wayne of ProspectNow.com
34:55

Steve Wayne is the founder of ProspectNow, an online database of millions of commercial properties that enables its users to close more deals with less effort. Steve has grown the company from an idea, into a nationwide platform with thousands of customers and millions in revenue.

Prior to launching ProspectNow, Steve successfully sold retail shopping centers in Northern California at Marcus & Millichap. Having millions of dollars in transaction experience, Steve understood the need in the commercial real estate industry for an all-in-one database. Using his 10 years of expertise within the software industry, and relying upon the knowledge he gained from founding three other successful technology companies, he set out to make the search process easier for commercial agents. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona. He resides in Los Altos, CA with his wife and two sons.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Steve Wayne, visit here***

 

Dec 31, 2017
029: Building a Sports Apparel Business to $15M/year. The Kent McKeaigg Story.
31:40

Kent McKeaigg is the Founder of OrderMyGear. He started the company so he could help his dad, Ronnie, sell gear to team parents. Ronnie sold sporting goods for over 35 years and felt the pain of collecting paper order forms, cash, and checks from parents. Kent decided to run an online store for his dad instead of dealing with paper, and the tool began spreading to dealers and reps around the country.

Our platform is uniquely tailored for the sporting goods and decorated apparel industries. We understand the complexities of selling to groups and we thrive on growing our customers’ businesses. Our customers consistently watch their businesses grow as the ease of our platform and services frees them up to focus on doing what they do best.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Kent McKeaigg, visit here***

Dec 31, 2017
028: Make $4MM (ANNUALLY) by Booking Celebrities - Christa Haberstock Colson
37:32

Christa Colson is President & Founder of See Agency, the industry’s fastest growing speaker management outfit. She manages, consults, and represents a cadre of elite corporate talent, personally booking over $4M of speakers annually into corporate events.

In 2016 and again in 2017, See Agency was awarded a coveted spot on the Inc. 5000, ranking a remarkable #1036 (2016) and#1181 (2017) on the List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Christa is both an accomplished Recording Artist and Actor. She has written, performed, and produced award-winning songs which received radio play in the US, Canada, and West Africa. Her music has won international awards and earned critical acclaim “from people who know stuff”.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Christa Colson, visit here. ***

Dec 31, 2017
027: Ex-Lawyer GROWS The Vault to 7 Countries & Counting... The Adventure of Kevin Smith.
37:20

Kevin Smith is the CEO & Founder of The Vault, a collaborative workspace/innovation hub founded on the principle that people work better together.  He's spent the last decade spearheading projects in global business development, startup investment and innovation initiatives. Since founding The Vault in San Francisco in 2013, Kevin has helped in-house companies raise over $200 million. With an eye towards the international, Kevin’s mission is to utilize The Vault to nurture the next generation of world-class startups.

Kevin most recently was a Director at Barclays Global Investors/BlackRock, and previously worked as a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Menlo Park. Before law school, Kevin co-founded a management consulting firm, CBSD, in Moscow and worked as a consultant for Levi Strauss & Co. and Xerox.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Kevin Smith, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? A Confederacy of Dunces by John Toole, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal, Collapse by Jared Diamond, Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, & Memoirs: 1925-1950 by George Kennan.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Books (ie - see above).
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Word of Mouth.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Not having raised funding early enough.
Dec 31, 2017
026: From Haircuts to Digital Printing to India Outsourcing. Find out what Tarang Gosalia is up to now...
42:37

Tarang Gosalia is the CEO of Optamark. His company is an award-winning online print business, he currently consults for some of the largest companies and startups in the United States (Wayfair, OlaPic, the NFL, Draft Kings, ESPN, and thousands of companies) to streamline their print and promotional product purchasing. He has since evolved the services to also include Web/Application Development coupled with Accounting and various back-office functions. Tarang has saved his clients millions of dollars on poor manufacturing decisions by addressing manufacturing bottlenecks within the 500 year old printing industry.  He graduated from Babson College in 2009.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Tarang Gosalia, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Lean Startup by Eric Ries & The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Vitamix Blender
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Slack
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Employee Culture
Dec 31, 2017
025: Raised over $163MM for Kickstarter & Indiegogo Products. So how did Zach Smith of Funded Today do it?
41:16

Zach Smith is Co-Founder of the World's Largest Crowdfunding agency - Funded Today. He enjoys starting, running, managing, and selling businesses. Most importantly, he loves helping others turn their dreams, ideas, and inspirations into successful companies.  He is the Co-Author of the upcoming book “Funded” and also the Co-Founder of “CrowdCon Virtual”, the world’s first and biggest virtual crowdfunding summit.

Mr. Smith is an experienced online internet consultant (Crowfunding, specifically as it relates to Kickstarter, List Building and Email Marketing via Infusionsoft and AWeber, SEO, Media Buying and CPA).  He takes pride in his excellent public speaking skills as an event presenter, moderator, and host. On top of all that, Zach is extremely driven and motivated to continue his success as an entrepreneur.  He lives in South Ogden, Utah and he enjoys playing indoor soccer, basketball, table tennis, and working out.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Zach Smith, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow & David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Ergohuman High Back Swivel Chair
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Skype
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Market size. The size is what it is so until crowdfunding grows more, we’re kind of capped, at least in terms of vertical growth.
Dec 31, 2017
024: Growing his Side Business from 0¢ to $13MM. How Jonathan Burlingham built Starfire Direct.
39:39

Jonathan Burlingham is President of Starfire Direct.  His company is the one stop shop for all things fire. Starfire Direct works with some of America’s finest designers, architects, homeowners, and contractors.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry Jonathan leads the NFI Certified Staff to make sure that their customers are getting the best experience possible. No project is too large or small.  Starfire Direct prides itself in the most recent and relevant information to help you with your next fireplace project!

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Jonathan Burlingham, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Holy Bible & The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Magnetic Phone Holder
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Our newest tool is Shopify Plus…it’s changing the way we do business for the better. If you need a site, I’d check out Shopify.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Space. We need a larger facility, but there’s little inventory right now. But it’s also forcing us to look at other opportunities with 3PL, outsourcing, etc. There’s always another way.
Dec 31, 2017
023: The Loudest PARTY Speaker in the World. The Story of Hjalte Wieth & Soundboks...
34:14

Hjalte Wieth is Co-Founder of SoundBoks. He along with his two co-founders, Jesper Theil Thomsen & Christoffer Nyvold, wanted to create something that would combine enjoying life while creating value for a lot of people.  Driven by a passion for speaker design and great experience, the boys created SOUNDBOKS. In less than 3 years, the just-out-of high school guys have managed to get accepted into Y-Combinator and deliver more than 15,000 SOUNDBOKS to happy customers. 

In the past year, the team has grown to more than 30 full-time employees, who all individually contribute to the SOUNDBOKS culture. Though the core team is still young, they’ve brought hardcore experience in the fields of design, production and logistics to ensure that they deliver on their promises to our customers. 

SOUNDBOKS is defining a new category within the crowded speaker market, and they name it Partyspeakers. A combination of the small portable bluetooth speakers and large concert speakers. The SOUNDBOKS allows you to throw real parties anywhere, without limitations.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Hjalte Wieth, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Kindle
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Google Drive & Google Docs
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Lead time production for our speakers.
Dec 31, 2017
022: Beef Jerky Subscription?!? How Dana Severson created a Business from Home...
39:53

Dana Severson is Founder of StickinaBox.co, Co-founder of StartupsAnonymous.com, and Director of Marketing at Promoter.io. He is an AngelPad alum, a weekly contributor to Inc.com, and the former CEO of Wahooly.

On top of all this, Dana was born with a large forehead and natural ability to develop absurd ideas.  He was immediately drawn to the advertising industry at a very early age.  Growing up, he’d often get caught sipping a three-finger apple juice (disguised as cognac), smoking candy cigarettes, dressed like his favorite superhero, David Ogilvy.  Dana has found therapy by writing on a regular basis for Fastcompany.com, Adage.com, MN Business, and TCBmag.com.

His Specialties Include: Advertising, idea-generation, branding, buzz-generation, spotting clearance racks at clothing stores, abstract writing, and mowing diagonal lines in his yard.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Dana Severson, visit here. ***

Dec 31, 2017
021: From Baller to BANKRUPT. How did Bill Lyons get his MOJO back?
46:31

Bill Lyons is the Founder & CEO of three companies in the real estate industry: Griffin Funding, Revestor, and Lyons Realty.  Griffin Funding was named the 83rd fastest growing company in the nation by Inc 500 in 2017 as well as the #1 fastest growing mortgage company. Bill is focused on carving out a large segment of the $11 Billion online real estate advertising market and the residential investors that make of 25% of the real estate market.  He built his former company, from zero to $20 Million per year in revenue with $3+ Billion in transactions inside of 36 months. As President & CEO, Mr. Lyons managed a $6 million per year online marketing budget offering opportunity to well over 250 employees.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Bill Lyons, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch & Good to Great by Jim Collins
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Jura E8 Automatic Coffee Machine
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Ringcentral text messaging feature for Sales Floor
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Capital
Dec 31, 2017
020: Music Fans get $$$ to Listen to New Songs with Mike McCready
31:18

Mike McCready has experienced success as a musician, and separately as an entrepreneur, but has found his true passion by combining music with business. As a signed musician, he achieved two hit singles. As an entrepreneur, his companies have been featured in Success Magazine, The New Yorker, and other media.

As CEO of Music Xray, he has led the company through its challenging start-up phase and through it's angel and institutional rounds of investment. Music Xray has become what is probably the largest online community of music industry professionals in the world.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode with Mike McCready, visit here. ***

Dec 31, 2017
019: Y Combinator's Stupidest Smartest Guy - Vignesh Sundaresan
42:55

Vignesh Sundaresan is a blockchain entrepreneur and an open protocol architect and Y Combinator Alumni. He designed and leads the project that implements the open protocol - Lendroid. A professional programmer with expertise in blockchain technologies, back-end programming, software product management, marketing performance mechanisms, knowledge organization, and data-mining. With over 10 years of experience in product development, he's now excited about open protocols and believes we are in the middle of a paradigm shift.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with Vignesh Sundaresan, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz, & Ignited Minds by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? JBL Pulse 2 Speaker
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Front
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Scaling the team.

 

Dec 31, 2017
018: From Boat to Kayak... What Motivated Bill Bragman to Success?
39:26

Bill Bragman began YakGear with a little innovation and open water.  He was an avid fisherman and curious inventor, often tinkered with ways to improve the kayak experience. When he happened across two seemingly simple designs — leashes for paddles and fishing poles — friends took notice, and he knew he was on to something.  Bill refined his idea and, in 2006, made the products available to the public under the name Reel Deels. Word got out and, as the company grew, so did its offerings. In November 2007, with 20 items to its name, YakGear made its official debut as the original ‘yak accessory company.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with Bill Bragman, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Repetitious items, that I use monthly. Still like trying on clothing and touching all of my fishing products.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Hiring the right employees that share the same vision.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Since we are in rapid growth, we sometimes overlook small details.

 

Dec 31, 2017
017: Zero to $4M/year with an Excel Spreadsheet? The YNAB Story via Jesse Mecham.
45:03

Jesse Mecham is a recovering CPA that started a company called "You Need A Budget" (aka YNAB) while in college. His company teaches people their unique Four-Rule Method that completely transforms how they view and manage their money. When people follow the YNAB Method, they break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with Jesse Mecham, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Really like the Coconut Milk I just bought.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? This isn’t a tool per se, but implementing a company wide quiet time every day has helped people get uninterrupted deep work time.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Scaling Support to give high touch service as we grow.
Dec 31, 2017
016: The SOLO but YOLO move from India to Establish his Data Company - Amandeep Khurana
34:48

Amandeep Khurana is CEO & Co-Founder of Cerebro Data.  His company works with cloud native data management and governance software for enterprises.  Before this he was the Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera Inc, where he worked with Cloudera’s customers to help them with their adoption and usage of the Hadoop ecosystem. Amandeep has been been involved in the big data ecosystem since 2009 and worked at AWS prior to Cloudera. Amandeep has also co-authored HBase In Action, a book on developing applications on the popular NoSQL datastore, HBase.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Amandeep Khurana Interview. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Virgin Way: If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing by Richard Branson
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? 8-inch Chef's Knife
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? I'd say investing in personal development. To that end - The Landmark Forum.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Hiring our first sales person.
Dec 31, 2017
015: This 30-year old CEO went from $0 to $285 MILLION in Commercial Real Estate. How Jilliene Helman built RealtyMogul...
41:29

Jilliene Hellman is CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul. She's responsible for the company’s strategic direction and operations. Jilliene, who sits on RealtyMogul.com’s board, has underwritten over $5 billion of real estate and was previously a Vice President at Union Bank, where she spent time in Wealth Management, Finance and Risk Management. Jilliene is a Certified Wealth Strategist, holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24 licenses and has a degree in Business from Georgetown University.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with Jilliene Helman, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Vitamins
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Amazing People
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Time
Dec 31, 2017
014: What can you LEARN from a 71-Year-Old, Harvard MBA Real Estate Investor? Find out with John Reed...
41:06

John Reed was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He was a West Point ’68 paratrooper ranger, radio officer, Vietnam, real estate agent, property manager, Harvard MBA ’77 married in 1975 wife Harvard MBA ’78 started buying residential rental property in 1969 and continued for 23 years. Wrote for Real Estate Investing Letter from 1976 through 1985. Started own Real Estate Investor’s Monthly newsletter in February 1986 to date. Author-publisher-distributor of 34 how-to books on real estate investment, football coaching, baseball coaching, succeeding, self-publishing, and how to protect your life savings from hyperinflation and depression.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode with John Reed, visit here. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? n/a
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? n/a
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? n/a
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? n/a

 

Dec 31, 2017
013: Blacksocks.com the World's 1st Online Subscription Service. How Samy Liechti keeps it going 18 years later...
35:55

Samy Liechti was asked by his then boss to attend a last-minute meeting with Japanese customers, he would not have imagined that this day would change his life. Tradition dictates that you take your shoes off for such occasions. It was then that it happened: a mistake so blatant it could not go unnoticed. Samy's socks were odd. One was deep black and smooth while the other was ribbed and faded, with a hole in the big toe.

The embarrassing situation made Samy Liechti think about how to manage his personal sock problem and avoid such situations in the future. And that is how the idea of a sockscription came about.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Samy Liechti Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Vans Slip-On Sneakers for me & my 3 year old son
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Trello
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Reinvent the business and myself

 

Dec 31, 2017
012: Reinventing the Stand Out Entrepreneurial in You by Dorie Clark
35:35

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press, forthcoming on October 3, 2017), Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc.

Dorie, whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Yale University.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Dorie Clark Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Influence by Robert Cialdini
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? I travel a lot for business, so find TripIt Pro to be immensely helpful.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? I should probably outsource more & may be too much of a micromanager?!?
Dec 31, 2017
011: How a Navy Seal went from Garage to SHARK TANK to Millions in Revenue - Eli Crane
36:27

Elijah Crane is the Founder and CEO of Bottle Breacher, a company that creates hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers made by Military Veterans. As President of Bottle Breacher, Eli has grown Bottle Breacher’s annual revenue to over $5 million in 2015, applied for and received 7 patents, and Negotiated a partnership with Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Eli Crane Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Bible & Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Firestick TV
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Laser Engravers
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Running out of cash.
Dec 31, 2017
010: Creating a B2B Uber service for Developers with Anand Kulkarni
27:26

Anand Kulkarni was previously co-founder and Chief Scientist of LeadGenius, a Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, and Lumia Capital-backed startup using human computation and deep learning to automate account-based marketing (ABM). LeadGenius has raised over $20M in venture funding and developed best-in-class marketing automation technology used by Fortune 500 customers like Google, eBay, and Box. In conjunction with nonprofits like the World Bank, LeadGenius generates fairly-paid digital employment for over 500 individuals in 40 countries.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Anand Kulkarni Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? I like Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut – it's about hubris and the search for meaning, but read another way it's a nice parable about science in society. From a business perspective, I recommend High Output Management by Intel founder Andy Grove. It introduces the basics of managing other people, including 1-1s and other common practices, and even explains why the process of software production should be predictable.
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? A Prime subscription. At Crowdbotics, we've been impressed with what some our hardware customers have built using Crowdbotics and Amazon-ordered Raspberry Pi kits. You can build your own touch-screen-powered handheld computer.
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? We use Crowdbotics itself to build a lot of our code, so it's probably our favorite. Tensorflow has made it surprisingly easy to work with very powerful neural networks; we use it and love it. Slack, Github and Trello, our core integrations, are probably our next three. Slack is especially interesting as it allows much of the power that was once relegated to the command line to live inside your conversation interface. We do a fair amount of technical work integrating with Slack.
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? We're always interested in spreading the word further about Crowdbotics, especially to founders looking to build new products. A lot of founders have yet to discover how easy Crowdbotics makes it to build impressive technology. That's changing, especially since we've seen a number of successful founders building their technology products entirely on Crowdbotics from the ground up.
Dec 31, 2017
009: How this 30 year old is SAVING his subscribers $1,000,000s on international flights! The Scott Keyes Story...
38:28

Scott Keyes has traveled to 45 countries (and 45 states!). He is left-handed, a lover of street food, and a 5-cups-a-day tea drinker. He has lived in Mexico (Oaxaca), Mozambique (Maputo), Chile (Santiago), and the United States (all over). On a dare he once ate 13 hot dogs (and a bowl of Dippin’ Dots) at the ballpark. He founded Scott’s Cheap Flights in a Denver coffeeshop.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Scott Keyes Interview. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Wunderlist
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Building internal structures to keep everyone on the same page during this period of rapid growth.
Dec 31, 2017
008: Unlock ADHD Superpowers with HARO Founder, Peter Shankman
27:33

Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD.

Peter Shankman has spent the past twenty years as an entrepreneur, a bestselling author, and a public speaker who teaches hundreds of thousands of people how to improve their personal and professional lives. Peter is the father of a three-year-old girl. He has also been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. So how did someone with ADHD become so successful? Peter believes his ADD/ADHD is a gift.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode here: Peter Shankman Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Warrior Elite by Dick Couch & They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You by Dawn Steel
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Echo Dot, Sylvania Lightify, Nest
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? OmmWriter, Google Keep
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? How to treat myself as well as I treat my clients
Dec 31, 2017
007: How this Stock Trader makes $$$ from Webinars & Airbnb - Andrew Keene
17:18

Andrew Keene is President & CEO of AlphaShark Trading, which he originally founded as KeeneOnTheMarket.com in 2011. Previously, Andrew Keene worked as a proprietary trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He began his career in the prestigious Botta Capital 'clerk-to-trade' program, and would eventually co-found KATL Group. In 2015, Andrew began appearing as a regular guest on CNBC's Trading Nation, where he focuses on educating viewers on equity options markets and the trading insights they provide.

He began his career on a trade program and would eventually co-found the KATL group. He currently actively trades future equity options, currency options present in commodities, and was a regular guest/market commentator on such networks as Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox Business. His first love will always be trading but he’s arguably even more well-known for building a trading room. He is especially proud of having taught his personal strategies trading for over 50,000 guests for years.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Andrew Keene Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Make a purchase daily, hard to decide
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Bitcoin
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Churn on monthly subscriptions
Dec 31, 2017
006: From Ivy League School to NASA to Selling Curtains? The Story of my Brother, Walker Peek...
35:04

Walker Peek is CEO of Residential Acoustics & Commercial Acoustics. They two companies offer acoustic consulting and products to customers on an array of projects from Offices and Commercial Space to Apartments and Theaters.

Residential Acoustics began with our flagship sound-blocking curtains which we manufacture in downtown Tampa and distribute around the globe. Commercial Acoustics is focused on larger-scale, complex projects that require acoustical and engineering analysis to determine the proper acoustical solution. We customize all of our solutions to each customer's budget, schedule, and technical requirements.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Walker Peek Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Kindle Fire
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Microsoft Suite
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Customer Retention / Reordering
Dec 31, 2017
005: How She used Celebrities to GROW her Business - Sarah Shaw
48:50

Sarah Shaw is Founder & CEO of Entreprenette. She's an experienced business owner who has created and nurtured many businesses. In this episode, she discusses her secrets to getting your products in the hands of celebrities and revealing how to leverage that for powerful publicity and exposure in the media. Sarah Shaw’s products have been in over 1,200 stores and boutiques across the country, including Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Barney’s, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, and Bloomingdales.

She’s also appeared in the pages of almost every major fashion and lifestyle magazine including: InStyle, People, US Weekly, Lucky, ELLE, WWD, Marie Claire, and the O-List. Sarah has been on TV Shows like Access Hollywood, Extra, and the E! Network. She's also been interviewed for Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com and American Express’ OPEN Forum.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode here: Sarah Shaw Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Alexa Dot
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Pippa hosts & Her Podcast
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Not being persistent at getting enough PR for myself to get more exposure for my brand.
Dec 31, 2017
004: Donated Blood? This B2B Company SOLVES the transit PROBLEM with Bad Blood. The Jarie Bolander Story...
32:20

Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature with over 20 years of bring innovative solutions to market such as Bluetooth, USB, RFID and Semiconductor DNA sequencing. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Lab Sensor Solutions, a digital health company that is applying sensor technology to track the temperature and location of clinical samples to prevent spoilage.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jarie Bolander Interview. ***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The War of Art & The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Underwear for Hurricane Irma Victims
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? PolyMail & Scrivener
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Sales, we have a great product but the sales cycle is just too long.
Dec 31, 2017
003: Listed as Entrepreneur’s 27 CEO's under 27, How did he SUCCEED without family support? The Nick Kullin Story...
40:39

Nick Kullin is the Founder of Second Flight Consultancy, a premier growth hacking, and digital marketing agency. He is a fearless and eccentric young entrepreneur who always believed that inside of every successful self-made person is a poor kid who followed his dream. Nick started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age, built a growing success for himself without the need of a college degree, and followed the unconventional path in life.

*** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Nick Kullin Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Dog Car Hammock
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Cutstory
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Maintaining the balance of growth both internally and business development
Dec 31, 2017
002: Generating $1MM ANNUALLY while Living in Panama with Matt Gallant
40:24

Matt Gallant is a Mad Marketing Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, Life Optimizer, Practical Spirituality Student that lives in Panama City, Panama. Matt made his first sale on the internet in 1996. Since then he’s built over 39 profitable websites in various sectors and industries. His companies have sold over $10,000,000 worth of products and services online. Matt's called by his peers “The Mad Marketing Scientist” since he’s constantly testing new, radical ideas inside his companies. He's collected over 7 million leads, scientifically tested well over 10,000 different marketing ideas, generated tens of millions of dollars online, and built his dream international lifestyle.

*** For Show NotesKey PointsContact InfoResources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit here: Matt Gallant Interview***

Fabulous 4 Questions:

  1. 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Eye Of The I From Which Nothing is Hidden by David R. Hawkins
  2. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? ChiliPad
  3. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Google Docs
  4. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? More profitable cold traffic
Dec 31, 2017
001: First 50 Millionaire Interviews in 5 Minutes 🔥
05:49

A wild conglomeration of our first 50 Millionaire Interviews.  Hope you enjoy... Visit www.millionaire-interviews.com for complete show notes of every episode.

Time-Stamped Show Notes:

  1. 0:00 Nick Kullin - Second Flight Consultancy
    Listed as Entrepreneur’s 27 CEO’s under 27, How did he SUCCEED without family support? The Nick Kullin Story… [Episode 003]
  2. 0:06 Danna Korn - Sonic Boom
  3. 0:11 Mike Michalowicz - The Pumpkin Plan
  4. 0:20 Matt Gallant - biOptimizers
    Generating $1MM ANNUALLY while Living in Panama with Matt Gallant [Episode 002]
  5. 0:24 Jesse Mecham - YouNeedaBudget
  6. 0:28 Samy Liechit - BlackSocks
    Blacksocks.com – the World’s 1st Online Subscription Service. How Samy Liechti keeps it going 23 years later… [Episode 013]
  7. 0:35 John Reed - John T. Reed Publishing
    So what can you Learn from a 71-Year-Old, Harvard MBA Real Estate Investor? Find out with John Reed… [Episode 014]
  8. 0:38 Steve Wayne - Prospect Now
  9. 0:43 Andrew Keene - Alpha Shark
    How this Stock Trader makes $$$ from Webinars & Airbnb - Andrew Keene [Episode 007]
  10. 0:48 Amandeep Khurana - Cerebro Data
  11. 0:53 Thoran Rodrigues - Big Data Corp
  12. 0:56 Walker Peek - Residential/Commercial Acoustics
    From Ivy League School to NASA to Selling Curtains? The Story of my Brother, Walker Peek… [Episode 006]
  13. 1:02 Scott Keyes - Scott's Cheap Flights
    How this 30 year old is SAVING his subscribers $1,000,000s on international flights! The Scott Keyes Story… [Episode 009]
  14. 1:12 Shane Stott - Zen Float Co
  15. 1:15 Hjalte Wieth - Soundboks
  16. 1:25 Don DiCostanzo - Pedego Electric Bikes
  17. 1:30 Lisa Wise - Nest DC
  18. 1:37 Tarang Gosalia - Optamark
  19. 1:43 Brady Lewis - Allmoxy
  20. 1:46 Kevin Smith - The Vault
  21. 1:50 Eli Crane - Bottle Breacher
    How a Navy Seal went from Garage to SHARK TANK to Millions in Revenue - Eli Crane [Episode 011]
  22. 1:55 Bill Lyons - Griffin Funding
  23. 2:01 Sheevaun Moran - Energetic Solutions
  24. 2:07 Anand Kulkarni - Crowdbotics
    Creating a B2B Uber service for Developers with Anand Kulkarni [Episode 010]
  25. 2:13 Justin Cooke - Empire Flippers
  26. 2:17 Dana Severson - Stick in a Box
  27. 2:20 Peter Shankman - Geek Factory
    Unlock ADHD Superpowers with Peter Shankman [Episode 008]
  28. 2:24 Sarah Shaw - Sarah Shaw Consulting
    How she used Celebrities to GROW her Business - Sarah Shaw [Episode 005]
  29. 2:29 Mike McCready - Music Xray
  30. 2:34 Jarie Bolander - Lab Sensor Solutions
    Donated Blood? This B2B Company SOLVES the transit PROBLEM with Bad Blood. The Jarie Bolander Story... [Episode 004]
  31. 2:37 Adrian Salamunovic - CanvasPop
  32. 2:41 Vignesh Sundaresan - Lendroid
  33. 2:46 Jonathan Burlingham - Starfire Direct
  34. 2:52 Kent McKeaigg - OrderMyGear
  35. 2:56 Christa Haberstock - See Agency
  36. 2:59 Dorie Clark - Reinventing You
    Reinventing the Stand Out Entrepreneurial in You by Dorie Clark [Episode 012]
  37. 3:02 Zach Smith - Funded Today
  38. 3:07 Brian Coester - CoesterVMS
  39. 3:12 Bill Bragman - Yak Gear
  40. 3:16 Jim Tselikis - Cousins Maine Lobster
  41. 3:19 Jilliene Helman - Realty Mogul
  42. 3:22 Aaron Krause - Scrub Daddy
  43. 3:26 Robin Smith - WeGoLook
  44. 3:29 James Carbary - Sweet Fish Media
  45. 3:32 Dave Childers - Residential Investment Advisors
  46. 3:37 Luther Cifers - YakAttack
  47. 3:41 Max Izmaylov & Pedro Anderson - Windingtree / Roomstorm
  48. 3:53 Dan Fantasia - Treeline
  49. 3:58 Josh Sherman - Yea.Nice
  50. 4:08 Greg Rollett - Ambitious Media Group
  51. 4:28 Austin Peek - Millionaire Interviews

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