Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

Keep Swinging: Secrets to Launching Successful Entrepreneurial Ventures

November 28, 2018

Rick Steele
Founder and CMO
SelectBlinds, LLC
www.selectblinds.com

Rick Steele is the founder and CMO of SelectBlinds, LLC, an online e-tailer of independently branded window fashions. He manages almost 100 people and serves millions of customers. The author of the book 30 Days to Launch, Rick is committed to helping as many people as possible become successful entrepreneurs an business owners with his expertise in online marketing, brand archetypes, tailored business launching formulas, social media, and living life to the fullest. Rick donates time and financial resources to numerous organizations, including his daughter Kylie’s non-profit animal rescue, Rubicon Rescue.

In this podcast, Rick shares insights he’s gained from a starting a series of businesses – from Beanie Baby collecting to online mortgages to window fashions. He tells us why it’s more important to hit singles, or even strike out, than to wait for the grand slam, and discusses why worrying about what other people think is the biggest factor limiting success for entrepreneurs.


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Choose Wisely: Why You Need to Be THE Choice for Your Customers

December 6, 2017

Gene Hammett
Writer, Speaker, Strategic Consultant
www.genehammett.com

Gene Hammett works with companies from small businesses to large corporations to discover new strategies for growth. He presents his ideas on becoming THE choice, not a choice, and unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit by activating internal brand ambassadors for companies.

His podcast, Leaders in the Trenches, has been recognized by Inc and Entrepreneur for its insight on marketing and sales leadership. Gene is also the author of The Trap of Success: A Brutally Candid Guide to Overcoming Your Fears, Finding Significance, and Achieving Profound Success. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur and has been featured in Forbes, Success, Business Insider, and Inc.

In this podcast, Gene talks about why it is so important to stand out from the noise and be THE choice for your customers. He discusses common mistakes, and describes the six principles that help you resonate and emotionally connect with your audience.


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Brands Breakthrough By Being Brave Enough To Be Authentic

January 4, 2017

gregory-diehlGregory Diehl
Author
www.gregorydiehl.net

Gregory Diehl has traveled to over 49 countries on a global quest for learning, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, and inquiry. His first book Brand Identity Breakthrough, was a smash hit and quickly became an Amazon bestseller. Gregory continues to travel internationally, offering unconventional lifestyle coaching and brand identity consultancy for impassioned individuals.

In this podcast, Gregory talks about the biggest mistakes he sees small business owners repeating time and again in their brand identity, as well as how entrepreneurs can be unique in a marketplace that grows more crowded every day. He shares what he’s learned about marketing and communication from living in so many cultures, and he tells us why having a strong brand personality is so important to build lasting relationships with customers.


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When Your Reputation’s On the Line: How Small Businesses Can Use Brand Strategy Effectively

August 19, 2015

maria-ross2Maria Ross
Brand Strategist
www.red-slice.com

Maria Ross is a brand strategist, author, and speaker who believes cash flow and creativity are not mutually exclusive. As creator of Red Slice, she advises startups, entrepreneurs and small to midsize companies on how to craft irresistible brands Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget, and her humorous and heartfelt memoir, Rebooting My Brain.

In this podcast, Maria talks about why brand is just as important for small businesses as for large ones. She discusses the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when trying to build their brand, as well as how social media can help or hurt a branding effort.


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Marketing’s Importance for Today’s Entrepreneur

September 22, 2010

Janis Machala
Managing Partner
Paladin Partners
www.PaladinPartners.com

Janis Machala has worked with entrepreneurs and start-ups for over 15 years as Managing Partner of Paladin Partners and as the former director of LaunchPad Services for the University of Washington’s Technology Transfer group. Janis has served as interim CEO for several companies, and is actively involved in angel groups and entrepreneur networks in the Pacific Northwest. Her previous corporate experience includes Pinnacle Publishing, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.

In this podcast, Janis tells Linda Popky about how critical marketing is to today’s entrepreneurs, as they build their businesses and work to attract investors.


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