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38 minutes | 5 years ago
054 ELW's New Year Business Resolutions!
Happy New Year! Your Living Wealthy Partners Derick and Meghan share their unique methods for setting business goals for 2016. But first, a “Drama in Real Life” story about our website’s Big Hack! As always, we’re here to give ready-to-implement “how to’s” from real-life business stories, so we share the 6 Steps to Fixing a Hacked Website. This is a must-listen for anyone with a web presence—and if you don’t have one, they’re great tips for how to set yours up. In the spirit of Living Wealthy in 2016, we look at our year-end practices for building success, making connections, and starting the New Year productively and prosperously. Not sure how to network, or why? Meghan shares a simple trick for networking events that will revolutionize how you represent your passion and gain you more clients and referrals with your very next event! What can a Theme do for your year? Derick shares his methods and past themes, to show you how setting a theme for “what, where, when and how” will authentically move you toward being your “Ideal Person / Entrepreneur/ Partner” through action-based plans. What are the leading and lagging indicators that you’re on the right path? To get the most out of this Episode, check out our Character Diamond course in Episode 36: “How to Launch Your Business and Build Your Brand.” Our theme this year is providing more “How to’s” for entrepreneurs and business owners; we have new guides coming through the Podcast, and exclusive tools for Newsletter subscribers. Sign up now on www.elwpodcast.com to download the first: our Ultimate Production Tool! Stay tuned: we have more listener-request content and expert advice on the way!
26 minutes | 5 years ago
053 ELW Teaches You How Wealth is Created
Today's episode is our holiday gift to you! In Episode 53, we examine how wealth is created, to answer questions that burn in the minds of every entrepreneur: Is it work or investments that make you wealthy? What are the 5 characteristics of self-made millionaires?What are the key questions that I must ask myself, in order to make my own roadmap to wealth? We start this episode by visiting a 20-year study of 1,500 middle class Americans. By completion of the study, about 8% (83 out of 1,057) had become millionaires. We share what themes about wealth arose from this incredible research. To learn more about this study, listen to Episode 35 with Garrett Gunderson. His book, "Killing Sacred Cows," features an article about this study: "The Millionaire Study Summary" by Stephen Palmer. Continue listening to hear how you can avoid the financial pitfalls that create stagnation and the wealth-suffocating scarcity mindset. Listen now, to start 2016 with a winning, prosperous perspective!
57 minutes | 5 years ago
052 Jann Mirchandani Teaches You How to Build Your Website and Marketing Plan!
Jann Mirchandani is the founder of Westchester Marketing Cafe, a Certified Women Owned Business and a cornerstone Marketing and Web Development resource for Westchester County (just north of Manhattan and the Bronx). Jan started this venture in 1999, with a ton of experience in the field but without much startup planning. She operated for six (!) years on word-of-mouth, no-marketing-whatsoever client procurement. After that healthy amount of testing, developing and refining Westchester Marketing Cafe's focus, Jann unleashed her marketing expertise and grew the company into one of the most respected and trusted marketing firms in the area. We at ELW Podcast are thrilled to join Jann in an extensive look at a universal moment in business growth: the moment you decide to go digital (and the many moments when you consider upgrading your digital presence). What should you handle yourself? What should you outsource? What platform(s) should you use? Where do you turn when you have a question at 3am? What should you look for in a good web development company? Wonder no longer! Episode 52 shows you how to leverage your digital resources, to level the playing field with the "big dogs." Tune in for one of our most informative, immediately applicable interviews yet!
51 minutes | 5 years ago
051 Jill Richmond Pours Her Epicurean Entrepreneurship Into a Mind-Reading Mobile App
Jill Richmond has a rich history of food industry related start-ups. She is currently the Co-founder and COO of Kraver (a food discovery app that will blow your mind while it indulges your every craving) and previous CEO of Cheftabl. Prior to these projects, she developed successful pop-up restaurants with numerous notable chefs. Put plainly, Jill knows how to build a business around a good meal, and we're thrilled that she's moving her talents to mobile technology. In this episode, we talk with Jill about the incredible app, Kraver, and the principles behind her team building strategies. We also talk about leveraging small successes quickly to create more growth, as well as the inevitable moments when life gets in the way of entrepreneurship and tough decisions must be made. This episode is perfect for anyone facing a crossroads in their enterprise and wondering whether to take on a limited-time project, double down on a massive undertaking, or step away altogether. It's an absolute must-listen for anyone developing an app! Jill began her career as a marketing and branded-content development expert, and has over a decade of experience in this field. She is currently focused on food and lifestyle industries and is recognized as an expert on the food & tech ecosystem for companies like Sourcery and United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC). She has earned a reputation as a strategic and creative thinker in the commercial aspects of sponsorship, amplification, research and advice to start-ups, entrepreneurs and institutions, and has a strong track record of creatively and strategically positioning clients for maximum market impact. Her skills help brands cultivate online and offline communities and utilize social media to increase consumer advocacy and drive purchasing behavior. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, Modern Luxury and Spectator. Degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University College of London and Rutgers College.
68 minutes | 5 years ago
050 Nadine Cino Disrupts the Moving Industry for Profit and the Planet
Nadine Cino, LEED AP, is known for her irrepressible entrepreneur spirit. It’s no surprise that the story of TygaBox™ includes wild twists and turns and a memorable cast of characters! You will love this episode, and you will learn from this episode: we guarantee it! Nadine is an impassioned sustainability thought leader, speaker, and writer. Over the past 20 years, as the Chief Executive Officer & co-Inventor of Tyga-Box Systems, Inc., Nadine, along with her partner, Marty Spindel, has transformed the moving and storage industry. Their invention, the Tyga-Box System, has helped companies significantly reduce moving costs by 30% and packaging impacts to people and planet by 100% by replacing cardboard boxes with the innovative, reusable, and efficient Tyga-Box System. We at ELW Podcast have sincere respect for her method of helping the planet with the client-friendly, “Jerry Maguire - show them the money” approach. Nadine promotes her sustainable product by offering an economic benefit. This is a priority about which any triple bottom line enterprise must still be crystal clear. Currently, Nadine is excited to be bringing Tyga-Trax, the moving industry’s first electronic asset tracking system, to the marketplace. Tyga-Trax is poised to be an assets management game changer, as it is the only system in the world that is hands-free, scan-free, host-free, and completely mobile! Nadine is honored to be the recipient of the following awards: · 2008 IFMA Associate Member of the Year Award · 2013 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award · 2014 Winner of a New York SmartCEO Brava Award Recently, Nadine has been an invited Speaker at the following industry conferences: · 2014 Sustainability Forum, organized by Global Sustain · 2014 Innovation Forum , organized by CoreNet NY · 2014 IWEC Conference, organized by IWEC Nadine is also a regular contributor to the New York Real Estate Journal on sustainability.
62 minutes | 5 years ago
049 Kim Grustas Starting Locally to Think Globally
On Episode 49, Kim Grustas teaches us how to 'turn off the noise' so we can save time, communicate efficiently and, best of all, hear where our genuine good sense and experience wants to take us. Kim has been in the natural products industry for 20 years. Prior to launching Good For You Girls in 2007, she owned an advertising firm that specialized in sports nutrition and beauty. Having been involved in the industry before green was “cool”, Kim has first-hand knowledge of where the industry has been and recognizes exciting trends for the future. Her own daughters were the inspiration for Good for You Girls, because they were both born with asthma and allergies. Natural was a way of life for her family, but as her daughters got older and their needs changed she could not find any products she felt were safe, age appropriate or effective for them. Girls today face so many challenging issues, and Kim believes that dodging toxic chemicals should not be one of them. First and foremost, Kim is unyielding when it comes to protecting her daughters and wants other moms to feel comfort knowing that Good For You Girls products will help their daughters navigate through some of life’s most challenging years by building confidence and fostering self-love.
37 minutes | 5 years ago
048 Sandi Webster Building a Consultancy Team
Sandi Webster is a powerhouse entrepreneur with an incredible career. She knows exactly what your business needs--AND how to build flexible work schedules into your model. Create an employer and employee-friendly work environment that allows you to hire better talent than you ever imagined! Sandi Webster is a principal of Consultants 2 Go, LLC (C2G) – a certified, minority, women-owned, management consulting firm that provides marketing and analytics consultants on an interim basis or as an outsourced project to Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Insurance – and now Pharma -- industries. The award-winning C2G is on the Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for three consecutive years. Both Sandi and her business partner, Peggy McHale, and their team are past employees of Fortune 500 companies who now utilize their vast marketing and analytics knowledge to service the needs of their large and mid-size clients. Her consultants are senior executives who have left the corporate world because they needed more flexibility than a corporation allows, and new college grads who want to explore new opportunities before committing to a specific career. Most need little or no training and can hit the ground running. Sandi, and her employees, specialize in developing targeted segmentation and complex analyses for new products and services that allow creative positioning in untapped markets, thereby creating customer awareness, stimulation, usage and retention. Now, their employees are across the US and C2G has offices in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Texas. A regular speaker to women and young ladies, Sandi fulfills her passion of ensuring that women are fully prepared for business by sharing pertinent, relevant information on working in corporations as well as entrepreneurship and currently has about 15 mentees. She participates in the NAWBO-NYC Mentoring Program and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s International Women’s Enterprise Council. Among her awards, she is a past awardee of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence’s Make Mine a Million $ Business award, NJ Biz Top 50 Women in NJ, and has been featured in Money and Essence magazines. In 2009, she co-authored Black and White Strike Gold, a book of 52 nuggets designed to help other small business owners grow their businesses to the million dollar mark. Sandi holds an MBA in Management (International) and a BS in Marketing. She is a member of C200, NAWBO, NAFE, Women’s President Organization and both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce. In her spare time, she volunteers with The Carter Burden Center for the Aged in Manhattan, walk for American Cancer Society as well as supports scholarships and food programs for underprivileged children in Jamaica, West Indies.
36 minutes | 6 years ago
047 Michael DiCroce Focus & Finance
Michael DiCroce is a blogger, patriot, fitness enthusiast and personal finance expert. Michael is Co-Founder of Hold Fast the Iron, a lifestyle organization dedicated to helping others pursue a life well lived by encouraging them to think differently about fitness, finance and what is important in life. Having faced mounting health issues and piling student debt, Michael dropped out of graduate school and set out on a mission to create a better path based on the positive habits he believes are the key to optimal health, financial freedom, a stable marriage and a life of peace and happiness. Michael is a graduate of Colorado State University and holds a BA in Economics.
58 minutes | 6 years ago
046 Sonya Genel Intuiting the Next Steps
Sonya Genel joyfully embraces the power of yoga, not only to heal and transform the body, but also to heighten human consciousness and create a radiant life. We embrace Sonya's real-world, 'use-them-now' insights, as we discusses intuitive decision-making, fearless business building, and running your enterprise the way you run your life. Sonya is an accredited yoga instructor, artist and solopreneur who is mastering the mission of blending personal passion with enterprise. Whether your at the "early CEO" stage of performing every role and relishing in every possibility, or feeling fear around your own (perfectly normal) limitations, Sonya's incredible perspective, total faith in trusting yourself and calm acceptance of success or struggle will help you look at your efforts in a new light.
57 minutes | 6 years ago
045 Asit Parikh Building the Tesla of Houses
Asit Parikh is many things, but in our minds he’s first and foremost an innovator and visionary. In today's episode he shares all of his background in business on the show, but he also talks in depth about a passion project that I think might be one step toward changing the world. He and his family have created a house that has a net positive in energy… In other words, its not just green building or environmentally friendly construction; it actually produces more energy than it consumes. Meet the creator of the 'Tesla of Homes' and hear about working with family, making career changes, and developing new technology in a world that's used to doing things the same old, single-bottom-line way. LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1rronGi Twitter: @NYApartmentGuru Nest Seekers On Facebook https://www.nestseekers.com/agent/asit-parikh
41 minutes | 6 years ago
044 Santo Mollica Manhattan Business Legend & Owner of "The Source"
Santo Mollica has owned a print, copy, and design shop since 1982 in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan. In spite of bigger businesses like FedEx and Staples, and in the face of rising rents and the challenges of being a small business in a huge and competitive city, he's found a way to thrive and even helped pave the way for other small businesses with his landmark court case that set precedent in the state of New York. In today's humorous and inspiring episode Santo shares how to find your place in a competitive marketplace, why bigger isn't always better, and what you can do to create a business that fits your lifestyle. www.thesourceunltd.com The Source UNLTD On Facebook Santo@sourceunltd.com
33 minutes | 6 years ago
043 Ryan McManus Sales & Marketing Consultant and Entrepreneur at Content
Sales and Marketing Consulting is Ryan Mcmanus' niche at Content Via. He helps small businesses to grow sales, focus effectively, raise capital, and build a business that is scalable and sellable. He's had his share of pitfalls and he'll share his hard earned insights on how he learned to grow a business through focus and why knowing your strengths is a vital component in how to be a successful entrepreneur. http://www.ContentVia.com ContentVia on Twitter ContentVia on Facebook
33 minutes | 6 years ago
042 Fitness Expert and Gym Owner Randy Hartz
Randy Hartz has seen more ups and downs than most people on the planet but he's managed to use his mindset to build his small business into a powerful example of positive company culture. Randy shares how to be a leader in your business and why it is the key to creating a company culture and mindset for success in everything you do. His fitness and nutrition business are the fruits of his entrepreneurial mindset, but its his firm conviction and infectious style of leadership that makes it all work!
28 minutes | 6 years ago
041 Baseball Enthusiast and Entrepreneur Patrick Durkee
Baseball enthusiast and entrepreneur Patrick Durkee talks about how he’s taken his passion and turned it into a fun game for other baseball fans across the country. He specifically talks about working with the Major League Baseball Players Association and what it takes to realistically build a relationship with such a huge organization. He also shares how his passion has been able to get him through the hard times and why doing what you love for a living is so important to him. Follow On Twitter Follow On Facebook Support Platinum Series Baseball on IndieGoGo
32 minutes | 6 years ago
040 Psychologist and Author: Bryce Bentley Summers
Bryce Summers is a psychologist, author, and founder of Queer Sense. Queer Sense is a theory that teaches acceptance of the LGBT community by fostering awareness of how culture shapes attitudes towards LGBT people. Bryce has authored eight fictional novels with five that are currently out on Amazon, and upon completion, Bryce plans to promote his Queer Sense book to help build a bridge from tolerance to full acceptance of the queer community. www.twitter.com/queersensebook https://www.facebook.com/brycebentleysummers Support Queer Sense on IndieGoGo: Queer Sense on IndieGoGo listen on ITunes listen on Stitcher
9 minutes | 6 years ago
039 Make More Money in Your Business
Every small business owner and entrepreneur is always looking for ways to make more money with their business. The problem is that most of us limit our thinking to methods or ideas that already exist within the business. We ask questions like: How do I get more customers? How can I generate more leads for my business? Or how can I increase my conversion rate and close more sales? None of these is a bad question, but learning to play the game differently can fundamentally change the way you think about your business and how you can make more money starting immediately. On today's short call, Derick Van Ness will teach you some new ways to think about making more!
37 minutes | 6 years ago
038 Career Expert & Online Entrepreneur: Anna Runyan Founder of Classy Career Girl
Ever wonder how to build a business that meets the lifestyle you want? Anna Runyan has figured out how to do what you love for a living, whether in a corporate career or with your own small business - and on today's show she shares how she's been able to create her online business from scratch. Of course she'll also share some of the challenges in starting a business from home, how to manager work / life balance, and how to get noticed and stand out from the crowd with your business. Anna Runyan is the founder of ClassyCareerGirl.com, a Dream Career Launchpad For Ambitious Women. A former Corporate Consultant and MBA grad, she now helps women get unstuck, ditch their current jobs and transition into their dream careers or businesses in 90 days or less. She provides career and business coaching to over 25,000 women on her blog and her social media channels. This successful entrepreneurial mother and wife is best known for her two signature best-selling programs: “The Love Your Career Formula” and “The Corporate Rescue Plan” with clients enrolled from all over the world. www.classycareergirl.com facebook.com/theclassycareergirl twitter.com/classycareer
41 minutes | 6 years ago
037 Serial Entrepreneur & Opportunity Specialist Randy Ng
Wish you could tap into the mind of someone who's run several different businesses successfully and see how to think like an experienced entrepreneur? This is your chance! Today's guest Randy Ng shares his journey starting as an immigrant from Hong Kong to building businesses for others and then successfully starting several of his own small businesses. Randy reveals how to get on the inside track with your industry, how to choose the right partners for your business, and how to build a company culture that creates happy and productive employees. This episode is packed with important business insights that will have even the most seasoned business owner thinking more abundantly! More About Randy Ng: Randy Ng is a serial entrepreneur who's humble roots began when his family immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong, China. He's grown into a serial entrepreneur owning businesses in several industries including hospitality and government contracting. Randy enjoys traveling the world and spending time with his children as much as possible.
37 minutes | 6 years ago
036 How to Launch a New Business and Build Your Brand
Starting a new business can be daunting and scary if you’ve never done it before, but with the right support it doesn’t have to be. In today’s episode Meghan Pope joins Derick Van Ness to share how to start a new business and build your brand so that you’ll stand out in the marketplace. At ELW, we’ve been listening to entrepreneurs who are asking how to make their small business grow and thrive in today’s world of marketing, technology, and rapid change. Among other topics we’ll dive deeply into the nuts and bolts of how to build your company’s brand, how to attract good employees, and what to look for in strategic partnerships with your business. These are all themes that small business owners face when launching a new business, and today we’ve got some answers for you and will share how we’re dealing with the same issues with this podcast. If you want help with launching your new idea or business, visit: http://ready.elwpodcast.com for a complimentary consultation.
38 minutes | 6 years ago
035 Financial Advocate for Business Owners Garrett Gunderson
NY Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Financial Advocate for Business Owner are just a few of the titles that decorate Garrett Gunderson. His companies have been on the Inc. 500 and Utah 50 Fastest Growing Companies, he’s been featured on many major financial television networks, and is a regular contributor for Entrepreneur.com and the Huffington Post. In this episode Garrett shares his wisdom in talking about how make better decisions for your business and life, what taught him how to say ‘No’ to the wrong opportunities, and how following your purpose isn’t fluffy, it’s actually at the heart of long term success. Garrett is also going to be a regular contributor for the show sharing how entrepreneurs can use better financial strategy and understanding to make better investments, save money on taxes, streamline their cash flow and more! Also, there is some good quote info about 19 minutes into the show about the "2 paths" Website: www.WealthFactory.comhttps://www.facebook.com/wealthfactory
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