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Innovations and Breakthroughs
30 minutes | 6 days ago
The Benefits of Working with the Right Patent Attorney with Andrew Stess, CEO of StessCo Consulting Group
Andrew Stess is the CEO of StessCo Consulting Group LLC, providing sales, business development, strategy, and product consulting services in the music, automotive, digital media, consumer electronics, and technology industries. Before StessCo, Andrew was the CEO and Founder of AmpliFIND Music Services, where he drove the company’s overall strategy, innovation, and growth—leading to their successful sale to Sony in just 2 years. He was also the CEO at MusicIP, where he escorted the new young startup to a proven B2B technology company with licensing deals to Disney and Memorex. Andrew has facilitated many transactions, including the sale of AllMusic to Macrovision for $85 million. He currently advises and serves on the boards of a variety of new media businesses including audiobridge, Dash Radio, Music Story, LyricFind, SPAN, Velos Mobile, and others. His focus is on helping companies grow and scale their revenue through strategic partnerships. In this episode… As a business leader, it is crucial to have an overall understanding of the business operations and all intellectual property (IP) associated with the company. You have to have the right people on board to deal with issues related to IP and ensure that the company invests in the right assets. Over the years, Andrew Stess has worked with many companies dealing with music and digital media. He has experience working with intellectual property and has seen first-hand the effects of dealing with a general attorney as opposed to a litigator or patent attorney. In one of the companies he worked with, he saw how a tough litigator helped solve an IP issue in 3 days compared to an attorney the company had previously hired. Andrew Stess, CEO of StessCo Consulting Group LLC, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this week's episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, where they talk about sales strategies and the benefits of working with the right patent attorney. They also talk about Andrew's consultancy work, the role of credibility in business deals, and the importance of leaders using the right investment strategies for their companies.
36 minutes | 13 days ago
How Entrepreneurs Can Pivot When Demand for Their Product Diminishes with Randy Hartnell, Founder & CEO of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics
Randy Hartnell is the Founder & CEO of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, a trusted source for the world’s finest wild seafood. Before starting Vital Choice, Randy owned and operated four commercial fishing vessels for harvesting wild salmon and herring in west coast fisheries from California to Alaska. After spending more than 20 years as a commercial fisherman, he founded the company with a mission to provide consumers with high-quality sustainable seafood while educating them about the impact of their food choices on their health and the environment. In this episode… Running a business is a hurdle race. For instance, demand for a high-selling product can diminish in a given market and lead to losses. Entrepreneurs then have to discover—or create— a solution to the challenges they face and sometimes, shift gears to a different product entirely. An industry with its fair share of obstacles is commercial fishing, which has been negatively impacted by the growth of industrial seafood farming. Although wild seafood tends to be healthier, it can be pricey for some consumers. Not only that, but grocery stores often end up throwing out much of their product since it’s perishable and goes bad quickly. This leads to markets stocking farmed seafood, which they get fresh and at a cheaper price. Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, is joined by Randy Hartnell, the Founder & CEO of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics and a former commercial fisherman, to talk about how entrepreneurs can pivot when demand for their product goes down. Randy talks about his history in commercial farming, the benefits of wild seafood, how industrial seafood farming affected his fishing business, and what he’s done to continue providing households with healthy food.
25 minutes | 20 days ago
The Intersection Between Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enventys
Louis Foreman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm. He is also the Founder of Edison Nation. Louis graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. His interest in starting businesses and developing innovative products began while a sophomore with his first company founded in his fraternity room. Over the past 34 years, Louis has created 10 successful start-ups and has been directly responsible for the creation of over 20 others. A prolific inventor, he is the inventor of 10 registered US Patents and his firm is responsible for the development and filing of well over 700 more. Louis Foreman is a recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurial achievement. He received the Instructor Achievement Award for his teaching at Central Piedmont Community College and was recognized by the National Museum of Education for his Distinguished Contributions to Education. He has given testimony in support of independent inventors to both the House and the Senate. He served on advisory boards and committees of the SBA, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and the United States Patent Office to name a few. He was a creator of the Emmy Award-winning show Everyday Edisons and is currently the publisher of Inventors Digest Magazine and author of the best-selling book, The Independent Inventor's Handbook. In this episode… Coming up with an idea for a new product is easy; most people can do that. But, following through with that idea—and executing it to create a commercially viable product—is not easy. Bringing a product to market is a difficult undertaking and requires a well-orchestrated process. Above all, you have to ensure everything is working together seamlessly: that means the design and engineering, marketing, branding, and web development. As an inventor, Louis Foreman believes that you should also ask yourself 5 core questions before getting started on your idea. Why? His answer is simple: to ensure your success and reduce your chance of failure. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enventys, talks to Rich Goldstein about the intersection between innovation and entrepreneurship. Louis discusses the 5 questions every inventor needs to ask before developing their product, the role of intellectual property in the growth of a product-based business, and why many inventors fail with their inventions.
31 minutes | a month ago
The Role of Technology in Disruptive Innovation with David Jitendranath
David Jitendranath is a digital transformation specialist and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of MOBILE-DI. With his expertise, he helps small and mid-sized businesses scale using technology. He is known affectionately in the tech space as "The 30 Day App Guy". David is a senior technical consultant in information technology and software development with over 18 years of experience. He has proven leadership capabilities in consulting for mobile strategies, web application development, and enterprise Java-based solutions and holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli. In this episode… Disruptive innovation occurs when something new comes into a market and dismantles what is already in that space. Technological advancements play a big role in innovation and have brought about many changes and disruptions in different sectors of the economy. Technology also increases the chances for success when it comes to innovation because you can get feedback from your target audience faster than ever before. This means you can pivot or make the appropriate changes as needed, which has prompted more industries to prioritize adapting to new technology. David Jitendranath, a digital transformation specialist, and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of MOBILE-DI, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, and talks in-depth about the role of technology in disruptive innovation. David starts by differentiating between the types of innovation out there before diving into the benefits of technology in different types of businesses.
24 minutes | a month ago
Finding Your “What” and the Value of Podcasting with Steve Olsher, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine
Steve Olsher is a 30+ year entrepreneur, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, original Founder of Liquor.com, creator of The New Media Summit, and Host of the top-rated podcasts, Reinvention Radio and Beyond 8 Figures. Steve is also an international keynote speaker and in-demand strategic coach who helps businesses of all sizes leverage the power of new media to generate visibility, leads, and revenue on auto-pilot. In this episode… According to Steve Olsher, everyone has a “what”. Your “what” is something internal that puts fire on your soul and reflects who you are. For Steve, this can help you learn what you’re good at and how you can contribute to the world. On the other hand, your “why” is external and something you choose. One way to bring your talents to the surface and help others is simple enough: through a podcast. With a podcast, hosts and their guests share value and useful content with others, helping them make a difference in the world in their own way. It also helps bring about positive change and create connections with people who have similar interests. In this episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, Rich Goldstein is joined by Steve Olsher, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Podcast Magazine, to talk about finding your “what” and the benefits of doing a podcast. They talk about reinventing yourself, helping people with self-expression, and the future of the podcast industry. Stay tuned.
28 minutes | a month ago
Growing an Instagram Audience and Building a Lifestyle Business with Zach Benson, Founder and CEO of Assistagram
Zach Benson is the Founder and CEO of Assistagram, an innovative Instagram management agency that has over 220 million Instagram followers. Zach is a full-time entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker, and social media trainer for international brands such as the Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, and the emirate of Dubai. He speaks on big stages, while also getting interviewed by and working with people like Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown, and Jay Abraham. Zach is also an award-winning dancer and was a finalist on the Fox TV Show, So You Think You Can Dance? In this episode… As a child, Zach Benson had a problem interacting and creating connections with other kids. But after his friend shared a breakdancing CD with him, he got hooked—and was thrilled to find a way to express himself through dance. He later became a professional dancer and started teaching kids to dance, making a 6-figure income and living the life of his dreams. However, after a back injury forced him to stop dancing, his friend introduced him to the world of Instagram advertising. To grow his business, he used the same strategies he employed while promoting himself as a professional dancer. As a result, he is now a monetization strategist helping people grow and scale their businesses. Zach Benson, Founder and CEO of Assistagram, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, where he shares his strategies for growing an Instagram audience. Zach talks about growing up as a child with ADHD, how he became a professional breakdancer, and how he started and scaled his Instagram growth business.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Looking at Inventions from a Business Perspective with Brian Fried, Founder of Inventor Smart
Brian Fried is a serial inventor, with many of his inventions reaching audiences through mass retail, infomercials, home shopping channels, catalogs, and online retailers through licensing and manufacturing. He is the author of Inventing Secrets Revealed and You & Your Big Ideas and has been featured in media outlets like The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, CBS News, Food Network, and WPIX-11. Brian hosted Got Invention Radio, conducting over 150 interviews and interviewing high-profile guests including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Lori Greiner from ABC's Shark Tank. Brian mentors and represents individual inventors and celebrities at all stages of the invention process, providing feedback, product development, licensing representation, and turnkey solutions to make ideas a reality. He is considered an authority and advocate for inventors within the invention community and is requested as a guest speaker on innovation and invention at major trade shows, government agencies, schools, and libraries. Brian is also the Founder and Chief Invention Officer at Inventor Smart, an Inventor Liaison at Licensing International, and Executive Director at the United Inventors Association of America. When looking to invent something, it is important to put things into perspective and have the right expectations. Many times, inventors become emotionally attached to their inventions, especially the first one, and believe that nothing will get in the way of their quest for success. However, inventors should be aware that every invention doesn't have to be a home run. It is necessary for them to step back, think critically, and make good business decisions. They also need to separate their emotions from business decisions; that way, they will make the best decisions for their inventions. Brian Fried, Founder of Inventor Smart and an inventor, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs. Brian talks about inventing products from a business perspective, the steps inventors should take in researching patents, and licensing and manufacturing. They’ll also touch on product design and development. Keep listening.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Creating a Sustainable Business Through Website Monetization with Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe
Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe are the team behind the extremely popular, Hustle & Flowchart podcast. They feature some of the best marketers out there and have sat down with Roland Frasier, Stephen Esketzis, John Ruhlin, and Ryan Moran, just to name a few. They’re all about marketing systems and what actually works with regards to traffic, podcasting, brand, mindset, and more. Joe and Matt are the Co-Founders of Evergreen Profits, a dynamic and results-driven content marketing agency. They help entrepreneurs do their best when it comes to marketing, setting up strategic systems that work and showing them how simple getting visible can be. In this episode… Over the last couple of years, there has been tremendous growth in the digital space. As a result, there are tons of opportunities for people and businesses to monetize their websites or blogs—and earn a living from it. When Joe and Matt earned their first dollars from their website, they decided to leave their jobs and jump into working on their website full-time. They have since become expert marketers who now help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create a source of passive income through online channels. In this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, Rich Goldstein talks to Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe, Co-Hosts of the Hustle & Flowchart podcast and Co-Founders of Evergreen Profits, about the strategies they used to monetize their website. They discuss how they met and started their business, the first earnings they received from monetization, and how they help others earn passive income. Stay tuned.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
The Journey From DJ to Product Innovator to Amazon Seller with Danny McMillan, Host of Seller Sessions
Danny McMillan is the host of Seller Sessions, the largest podcast for advanced Amazon sellers. A world-renowned public speaker and veteran Amazon seller, Danny is also the Co-Founder of DATAbrill. Working alongside respected algorithm expert Dr. Ellis Whitehead, DATAbrill manages PPC and advertising automation for 7 and 8 figure Amazon brands. Danny also runs the yearly conference, Seller Sessions Live, The Branded By Women Summit, and SellerPoll, the annual awards for the Amazon FBA Community. In this episode… Before Danny McMillan became the host of Seller Sessions, he worked as a DJ, ran his own record labels, and was considered one of the pioneers of the UK Breakbeat scene. His flair for innovation took place during those 17 years, developing a mixer that other DJs in the music industry could use. He worked in production and toured the world over. After leaving the music industry, Danny followed his talent for product innovation and became an Amazon seller. He now shares that knowledge with other sellers through his weekly podcast and annual live event, Seller Sessions Live. Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, interviews Danny McMillan, host of Seller Sessions, about how working as a DJ and being a natural product innovator helped Danny enter the Amazon seller world. They discuss the importance of creating quality and consistent content and the value of building good relationships.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
The Key to Creating Great Deals with Bob Serling, Founder of Profit Alchemy
Bob Serling is the Founder of Profit Alchemy and a 30-year marketing and licensing veteran. His innovative take on marketing and licensing has helped thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs produce exceptional results. Bob has been the monthly marketing columnist for Success Magazine, invented a skateboard toy featuring Tony Hawk’s branding that was sold in toy stores and department stores all over the world, co-created and licensed advanced assessment software currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies, created a one-and-a-half page prospecting letter for a client that landed an agreement for a $25 million project after being sent to just one prospect—then licensed that same letter to 14 different industries—and much more. Bob is perhaps best known for having pioneered the use of licensing to turn the assets you already have into 6-figure profit centers. Because you’re leveraging assets you already have but aren’t fully capitalizing on, his strategies let you quickly create new 6-figure profit centers with no additional cost or risk. Bob’s clients find that using licensing this way not only increases their profits, but balances cash flow so there’s a steady, reliable stream of income every month. In this episode… Innovators need to protect their intellectual property, and one way of doing this is through patents. You can also decide to license your patents to other people and get paid for it. If you want to go this route, you’ll need to find the right partners to work with to get the best possible reward for your efforts. Bob Serling is an expert in licensing and has helped many of his clients close great deals. He knows how to find great partners, create no-nonsense deals, and form lasting relationships that will benefit both parties. Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, is joined by Bob Serling, the Founder of Profit Alchemy, to talk about the key to creating great deals. They discuss strategies for finding great partners, leveraging your relationships to create deals, and creating profitable product extensions.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
The Role of Your Mindset in Achieving Success with Yuri Choi, Founder of Yuri Choi Coaching
Yuri Choi is the CEO of Yuri Choi Coaching. She helps high performers and entrepreneurs move out of stress and bad habits to achieve powerful results by leveraging their emotional competitive advantage so they can live a life full of deep fulfillment and peace. This leads to more productivity, flow, and abundance. Yuri is a speaker, writer, and connector, with a book that will be published this year, Creating Your Own Happiness. She is passionate about spreading messages on meditation, the power of intention, and creating a powerful mindset to live a fulfilling life. She is also a Habitude Warrior Conference Speaker and MC. Her mission in the world is to inspire people to live by leading with L.O.V.E. (which stands for laughter, oneness, vulnerability, and ease) and ignite people to live in a world of infinite creative possibilities. In this episode… Your mindset plays a big role in your success—although you might not realize it. People often think that you’ll be successful as long as you know what to do and work hard. But, there’s more to it. Your mindset is going to be the driving force behind your success, helping you become more creative and giving life to your ideas. According to Yuri Choi, you cannot be creative and successful if you live in fear. Fear means that you are living in survival mode, and when you’re focused on simply surviving, you cannot be creative, productive, and in growth mode. Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, is joined by Yuri Choi, the Founder of Yuri Choi Coaching, to talk about the role of your mindset when achieving success. Yuri also talks about her new book, her coaching system, and how gratitude helps in shifting your mindset.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Growing an Insurance Software and Marketing Business with Preston Schmidli, Co-Founder of Good Vibe Squad
Preston Schmidli is the Co-Founder of Good Vibe Squad and the Partnership Product Officer at Better Agency. Good Vibe Squad is a complete done-for-you marketing solution for mortgage brokers and Better Agency is the only omni relationship builder in the world. Preston works on both companies building relationships, designing features, and optimizing processes. He spends his day building lead generation and automation systems for businesses that want to grow. In this episode… Preston Schmidli wants to help make people's lives better. The software he created for insurance agents is intended to help them have a better experience with their clients and make more money, leading to a better and happier life. Preston faced many challenges in high school, college, and in his 20s. He found himself broke and even sold blood plasma to get money for gas. However, these hardships shaped him into the man he is today: a successful entrepreneur and innovator with an abundance mindset. Preston Schmidli, the Co-Founder of Good Vibe Squad, sits down with Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, to share his journey growing a marketing agency for insurance brokers. He talks about his teenage life and career background, founding his marketing company and getting the first clients, and his advice to other entrepreneurs going through the same challenges.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Validate Product Ideas for Qualitative and Quantitative Actionable Feedback with Justin Chen, the Co-Founder of PickFu
Justin Chen is the Co-Founder of PickFu. PickFu's online focus groups help sellers increase revenue by providing actionable data to inform their product and listing decisions. Using PickFu, sellers easily discover which product variants and color options consumers prefer, which photos and images grab attention, and which words and phrases enhance description copy. Justin earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and his M.S. in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University. He is a serial entrepreneur of 14 years and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. In this episode… When starting new businesses, most entrepreneurs ask their family and friends for feedback on their latest idea. This kind of feedback may be biased and in some cases, the family members and friends may grow tired of continuously providing feedback. Justin Chen and his business partner faced the same problem when they were working on a project that needed another set of eyes. Since they both had backgrounds in computer science and engineering, they decided to build their own platform to collect feedback from the public. Justin Chen, the Co-Founder of PickFu, joins Rich Goldstein in this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs to chat about validating new product ideas and getting specific actionable feedback. Justin talks about building a feedback platform with his business partner, growing the PickFu business, and the most common ways clients use the platform.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
The Process of Innovation with Zack Leonard, President and Founder of Gembah
Zack Leonard is the President and Founder of Gembah, an Austin, Texas-based product design and sourcing company that helps bring product concepts to life. Through the company, Zack has helped e-commerce brands, Amazon sellers, and promotional product companies create new products that have sold for 7 figures in revenue. Before founding Gembah, Zack worked for Instacart, helping build its Texas markets from $0 to 7 figures in weekly GMV, build the national supply forecasting system, and foster partnerships with Whole Foods, Costco, and HEB. He lives in Austin with his wife and 2 dogs. In this episode… One common mistake many innovators make is failing to research the feasibility of their product before starting the production process. Having a great idea is not enough. There are several things to consider beforehand to ensure that there's adequate demand for the product to avoid losses in time and money. It is also important for innovators to make sure that they have the right team in place to bring their idea to fruition. Not only that, but they need to find out if there are limitations on the design they want to use in case someone else had a similar idea and already got the patent. Zack Leonard, the President and Founder of Gembah, sits down with Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, to discuss the steps involved in the innovation process. They talk about determining the right technology to use, the importance of doing feasibility research, and tips for creating prototypes.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Connection to Innovation with Howard Getson, the Founder and CEO of Capitalogix
Howard Getsonis the Founder and CEO of Capitalogix, a data science company using advanced AI to maximize performance with real-time insights. He also runs an algorithmic hedge fund powered by the Capitalogix platform and speaks at industry events across the globe. Howard’s prior company, IntellAgent Control, was an Inc. 500 AI company and won an IBM/Lotus Beacon Award for best business application. He holds an MBA and JD from Northwestern University and lives in Dallas with his wife and four dogs. In this episode… Artificial intelligence has been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean that you know everything about it. Some with brick and mortar businesses think that AI will not affect them because they're not online, for example. These entrepreneurs fail to realize that it could affect their future pricing, supply chain and distribution, and advertising, among others. In fact,Howard Getsonbelieves that AI will transform the world in the same way electricity and the internet did. So what do we need to know about artificial intelligence, its future, and its connection to innovation? Howard Getson, the Founder and CEO of Capitalogix, joins Rich Goldstein in this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs to talk about the future of artificial intelligence and its ties to innovation. Howard also talks about his decision to stop practicing law, his process when adopting new technology, and the role intellectual property has played in his business.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Why You Should Always License Intellectual Property with Steve Rosen, Vice President of Product Development at CreateOn
Steve Rosen is a licensing expert and the Vice President of Product Development for CreateOn, a company that he co-founded. He’s worked in product development in the entertainment industry for 17 years, collaborating with all the major film studios, licensing agencies, and toy companies to create high profile products using licensed intellectual property. Steve collaborates with licensors, coordinates product launches, and develops new product designs. Steve has also started and executed numerous licensing agreements, including brokering licensing deals with four leading children’s entertainment brands. In addition to his licensing expertise, he has run software development teams across the globe, creating best-in-class slot machine experiences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Product Design and Production. In this episode… People who are well-known because of their character, catchphrases, quotes, or any other intellectual property can license them to other brands for monetary compensation. Yep, you can make money off of just being yourself! But, the companies that intend to use these properties have to come up with creative ways to add value for the owner and themselves. Steve Rosen has worked with many movie stars and celebrities in licensing their unique intellectual property to create products. His background in product design and production helps him work with top brands. Some of the major brands he works with include Sesame Street, Eric Carle, and Magna-Tiles. In this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, Rich Goldstein is joined by Steve Rosen, Vice President of CreateOn, to talk about the benefits of licensing intellectual property. They talk about some of the major million-dollar brands and movie stars Steve has worked with, common challenges with licensing intellectual property, and how innovators can find brands to license their IP rights. Stay tuned.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Systems and Processes to Grow and Scale an e-Commerce Business with Josh Marsden, Founder of CVO Acceleration
Josh Marsden is the Founder of CVO Acceleration, a marketing agency that helps e-Commerce businesses scale paid traffic effectively and profitably. Using his ARM5 Formula, Josh helps e-Commerce companies scale from 7 to 8 figures. He is also the host of The e-Commerce Performance Marketing Show and recently held the e-Commerce Unmasked Summit where he featured top-level speakers from the e-Commerce community. Josh is an MBA graduate, author, and US Army vet. He shares some of his preferred e-Commerce techniques in his latest book, Facebook Advertising Trends and Strategies for e-Commerce. In this episode… As the e-Commerce market continues to grow and more players enter the industry, many have sprung up sharing all kinds of marketing strategies to grow your business. However, not everyone is an expert, and growing an e-Commerce business to 7 or 8 figures requires systems and processes that have been proven to work. According to Josh Marsden, some of these systems include omnichannel strategy, budget allocation, content marketing, and ad scaling techniques. This requires that entrepreneurs have the right marketing team with the needed expertise to grow sales and move a business forward. In this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, host Rich Goldstein is joined by Josh Marsden, Founder of CVO Acceleration, to talk about some of the systems and processes e-Commerce businesses need to grow and scale. Josh talks about his ARM5 Formula, the 9 major systems he uses to help businesses scale, and what entrepreneurs need to do to grow their companies.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Building an Online Educational Business and Helping Entrepreneurs Grow with Cole Humphus, Founder of Cole’s Classroom
Cole Humphus is a business growth advisor and investor. He was the Founder and CEO of Cole's Classroom, an online photography education company that he rapidly grew from zero to over 150,000 customers in a few short years before selling the business. Cole is currently the Executive Marketing Growth Officer at ShootProof. His current focus is on helping other business owners efficiently scale their businesses to create more impact without sacrificing profits. In this episode… When Cole Humphus started his online photography education business, he faced a lot of challenges. Despite those, he managed to learn effective tactics and strategies that helped him grow and scale the business. He later sold Cole’s Classroom ShootProof for eight figures and now focuses on helping other entrepreneurs create an impact with their businesses. While running the educational business, Cole learned that the tactics that worked well one month may completely stop working the next. With online marketing, things change quickly; if a business doesn't adapt to these changes, it may stop growing altogether. Rich Goldstein, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, interviews Cole Humphus, the Founder of Cole's Classroom, about building an online education business and helping entrepreneurs grow their ventures. Cole talks about the challenges he faced when starting his business, the strategies and tactics he used to grow and expand, and his current work helping other entrepreneurs.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Driving Innovation in the Sports Bra Industry with Laura Tempesta, Founder of Bravolution
Laura Tempesta is a sports bra expert, apparel innovator, inventor of multiple patented products, and the only person in North America with a Master’s degree in Lingerie Design. After receiving her BA in Anthropology from Stanford University, she began her career in business strategy. Realizing her true calling was in product creation, she later pursued apparel design and development. During her tenure as Sports Bra Innovation Director at Nike, she helped guide and develop sports bra innovation. Laura serves as a consultant to the bra industry and is the Founder of Bravolution®, a consumer advocacy group and resource providing bra reviews and education. She is a TEDx speaker and has been featured as a bra expert in Vogue, Insider, and Better Homes & Gardens. In this episode… The vast majority of bras worn by women all over the world have had the same design since the 1950s. Little innovation has taken place in the bra industry because many manufacturers are content with re-using the same designs and models over and over. Additionally, women have often been left out when it comes to designing bras when in reality they are the ones wearing them. To help drive change in the bra industry, Laura Tempesta studied Apparel Design and Development, became a bra consultant, and later founded Bravolution as a way to help companies manufacture sports bras that are not only comfortable but also flexible and supportive for women. In this week's episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, Rich Goldstein is joined by Laura Tempesta, the Founder of Bravolution, to talk about Laura's efforts driving in innovation and change in the sports bra industry. They talk about common biases in the apparel industry, how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for innovation in the bra industry, and the role intellectual property has played in Laura's work. Stay tuned.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Run A Profitable Amazon Private Label Business with Brandon Young, President & Founder of VC Labs
Brandon Young is an Amazon expert. He has been selling on the online marketplace since 2015, successfully pivoting from online arbitrage and wholesale to launching his own private label brands. Now, he splits his time between managing and growing his own brands and teaching others how to successfully sell on Amazon through his training website, Seller Systems. Brandon Young is also the President & Founder of VC Labs as well as the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Global Import US, Inc. He is the former President and Founder of the Micro Venture Capital Club, a 1,200 member organization that connects entrepreneurs with investors and consultants. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s esteemed H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. In this episode… Every Amazon seller needs to stay up-to-date with all of the constant changes in the digital marketplace. Growing a highly profitable and successful business is not easy, but with the help of Amazon experts like Brandon Young, the process becomes more tangible and the goals more attainable. Having been an active and successful Amazon seller for several years, Brandon knows what works and what doesn't. When it comes to private label strategies, his expertise kicks in. Because of this, he regularly holds workshops, training, and online masterclasses for other entrepreneurs interested in learning how to run a profitable Amazon business. Brandon Young, an Amazon expert with Seller Systems, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs to talk about how to run a profitable Amazon private label business. He shares his experience being an Amazon seller, how he uses keywords and data to grow his businesses, and the workshops and online training he holds for Amazon sellers.
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