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45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13: Fancy Pants Gangster Evan Pedersen Tackles Podcasts
Episode 13: Show Notes Evan Pedersen has a podcasting sickness, and he’s not looking for a cure. Nicole and Evan talk towels, mercenaries, and everything podcast. Ranging from sponsors to podcast purpose, this conversation won’t leave you bored, though it might give you whiplash. Links from the show Main Website: fancypantsgangsters.com Twitter: pantscommander Locust Lecture on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/locustlecture Well Fed Guide on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wellfedguide Escape Pod on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/EAPodcasts Guest Bio: Evan Pedersen Evan Pedersen is the Chief Podcast Host and Producer for Fancy Pants Gangster. Host of The Well Fed Guide to Life, and The Voice Behind, producer of Redshift.
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 12: Kari Switala Tackles Email, Profit, and Gollum
Episode 12: Show Notes Are you the Gollum in your business? Kari Switala joins Nicole Fende to discuss choosing the best email solution for your specific business, how to create auto-magic, and keeping your eye on the real prize – profit! Served up with a bonus side trip to Middle Earth. Links from the show: www.GoWildFig.com Visit Kari’s website and join her email list Living With The Lid Up Kari’s first book which shares hilarious life lessons as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur Kari’s Email Kari@gowildfig.com Guest Bio: Kari Switala “I have an idea!” is one phrase you’re likely to hear from today’s guest. Kari is the owner and Chief Creative Officer at Wild Fig Marketing, where she helps small businesses generate the BIGGEST ROI with Email Marketing and Marketing Automation. She travels across the United States to show entrepreneurs and professionals like you how to make more money with these powerful digital marketing tools. Kari is WILDLY passionate about helping small business owners and sales professionals grow their businesses effectively and successfully while having fun in the process. She is known for her outside-the-box thinking and creative marketing strategies. Kari lives in Farmington, Minnesota with her husband Kevin and boys Max (14) and Sam (12). When she’s not working, you can find Kari spending time at her family’s cabin in Northern Minnesota reading countless books and playing volleyball. She’s passion about trying and learning new things, including crocheting, exploring new languages, and play the ukulele. Recently she’s been quoting motivational speaker and author Tony Gaskins, “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.”
46 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 11: Han Solo, Pitches, and the Return of JT Smith
Episode 11: Show Notes JT Smith is back to tackle pitches with Nicole. Will your pitch sing or fail miserably? Plus power tools, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Han Solo. Links from the show: www.TheGameCrafter.com Buy indie games here or create your own www.Tabletop.Events Tabletop Game Convention Management www.Component.Studio Subscription solution to formatting hundreds of images for cards or game components The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch Guest Bio: JT Smith JT Smith is serial entrepreneur who focuses on bringing technological solutions to small niches and finding ways to monetize them. Today his main projects are The Game Crafter and TableTop Events. JT is also the co-creator of the board game series “The Captain is Dead”.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 10: Kombucha Brewer Extraordinaire Mia Durdall
Episode 10: Show Notes Kombucha brewmaster extraordinaire Mia Durdall joins us to talk Harry Potter (who’s the fave?), following your dreams, and creating efficiencies to grow. Did I mention she’s 10?! Don’t miss this amazing young entrepreneur’s story. Links from the show Website: HighVibesKombucha.com Facebook: Facebook.com/HighVibesKombucha/ Guest Bio: Mia Durdall My name is Mia Durdall and I am 10 years old. I live in the country in Hastings, Michigan with my parents and my brother. I decided to start my own business when a friend really liked our kombucha. I add an intention to each bottle to make the world a better place.
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 9: Almost Fearless with Jennifer Bierma
Episode 9: Show Notes Alf, sledgehammers, and facing your fears are tackled on this episode with first time author Jennifer Bierma. Get insights on handling an indie book launch from both Jennifer and Nicole (who’s profitably launched two indie books). Links from the show Author website: JenniferBierma.com Brick & mortar website: NoKnotsMassage.com Indie Go-Go Campaign: indiegogo.com/projects/a-life-lived-medium-spiritual-memoir–2#/ Guest Bio: Jennifer Bierma Jennifer Bierma is an Author, Certified Massage Therapist, Psychic Medium, Certified Angel card reader and the owner of No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork. She is the creator of The Past Life Regression Oracle Card Deck and authored a memoir titled “A Life Lived Medium: A Psychic’s Journey from Fearful to Almost Fearless” that is set to be released in the fall of 2018. She passionately steps out of her comfort zone because she believes that it will motivate people to act on their goals as they see that living their authentic life can not only lead to success but help empower others to live their lives to the fullest as well. Her most recent goals in life are to help change the lives of everyone she comes in contact with and receive a Nobel prize by the time she is 100 years old.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 8: Legal Bits Crossover with Julie Finch
Legal Speak & Numbers Geek equals an out of this world crossover episode. Julie Finch (Legal Bits podcast host & attorney) joins our fearless podcast leader Nicole Fende to talk about contracts, pricing, and profit in a fun filled show. Episode : Show Notes Links from the show www.CrackTheCode.Live Spend two full days with Julie & Nicole, a.k.a. Legal Speak & Numbers Geek. Save $300 if you act quickly using the code “SciFiBiz”. www.Finch-Law.com Visit Julie’s website which includes her podcast Legal Bits Guest Bio: A lawyer for over 30 years, Julie has been in-house counsel for Honeywell; a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota; a partner in two major law firms; and graduate school instructor. She started Finch Law over 11 years ago. She brings her experience training business executives, law students, undergraduates and MBA students directly to you, the small business owner. You can find Julie riding her horse, making something beautiful from fabric, or hosting her podcast “Legal Bits for Business”.
36 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 7: Monette Satterfield, the Creative Process, and the Most Quotable Movie
Episode 7: Show Notes The creative process is one of the most misunderstood, overlooked, and underappreciated processes on the planet. Monette Satterfield joins us to discuss this deceptively simple approach. She shares insights on overcoming potential roadblocks, puts the time frame in perspective, and demonstrates how we can use it in business to grow our profit. All with references to the Most Quotable Movie. A process for creativity – smart or sacrilege? Listen in and decide for yourself. Links from the show Creativity Bonus Sign-up Page: http://shinydesigns.com/shiny-designs-sign-up-page Monette’s blog post about the creative process: http://shinydesigns.com/creative-process-4-understandable-necessarily-easy-steps-1794 John Cleese on creativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpdPrm6Ul4 More on creativy, The Gap by Ira Glass: https://vimeo.com/85040589 Cornstarch recipe for Non-Newtonian Material: https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/non-newtonian-fluid/ Guest Bio: Monette Satterfield Monette is a modern day creative muse. Unlike the fickle ancient muses, she’s more reliable and easier to talk to. Her varied background, from science through business to art and writing has honed an unusual combination of creative curiosity and rational thinking.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 6: JT Smith, Alfred, and Your First Employee
Episode 6: Show Notes What would Batman be without Alfred? Boy Wonder, Bat Girl,… not critical. JT and Nicole discuss the role of Alfred, deciding if you should be employee number one, and some out-of-the box ways to find the best candidate. Listen in as they debate “Kill the dogs early” versus “Hire slow, fire fast”. Links from the show: The Captain is Dead board game Forbes article on Being Batman and the cost to hire Alfred Hire with Your Head by Lou Adler Guest Bio: JT Smith JT Smith is serial entrepreneur who focuses on bringing technological solutions to small niches and finding ways to monetize them. Today his main projects are The Game Crafter and TableTop Events. JT is also the co-creator of the board game series “The Captain is Dead”.
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 5: Tai Goodwin, Archetypes, and #BlackPanther
Episode 5: Show Notes Nicole and Tai discuss #BlackPanther, graphic novels, and your Bankable Business Archetype. Learn how to identify your profile. Determine if you’re leveraging your archetype for profit, or actually fighting against it and yourself. Links from the show Discover Your Brilliant Zone TaiGoodwin.com/bzquiz/ Guest Bio: Tai Goodwin Tai Goodwin is the creator of the Bankable Brilliance Archetypes and the The Conscious Marketing School. She helps coaches, consultants, and holistic practitioners show up as Trailblazers who make shift happen. An intuitive business growth strategist and teacher, Tai’s specialty is helping clients create aligned business models and marketing plans that allow them to increase their impact and income without burning out or selling out. She is a former corporate trainer with a master’s degree in instructional design. She brings over 20 years of experience designing online courses, training programs, and certifications or companies like Barnes & Noble and CA Technologies. Marketing online since 2007, Tai’s articles have been featured on Forbes.com, the Huffington Post, CAREER Magazine, and WorkItDaily.com.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 4: Rachel Cook, Cryptocurrency Tokens, and VC Money
Episode 4: Show Notes Rachel Cook spent time in a Kenyan jail, plans to live in a shipping crate home, and funded her current company, Seeds, through savvy Bitcoin trading. Nicole and Rachel talk VC Capital, tree hugging capitalism, and A Wrinkle in Time. Links from the show Visit www.seedstokens.com and receive 30% off with code PROSPERITY. Have an app? At www.PlaySeeds.com learn how you can leverage Seeds to drive in-app purchases leveraging social good. Guest Bio: Rachel Cook Rachel Cook is a Duke University alum and former stock trader who went on to direct and produce The Microlending Film Project, a feature documentary exploring the impact of microloans on women around the world, which was the Feature Presentation at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival in 2012. From there, Rachel founded a startup called Seeds, when went through Boost VC in 2014, Techstars in NYC in 2015, and was a 2016 Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield competitor. Seeds is the easiest way to build good into apps. Rachel is currently homeless while awaiting the building of her shipping crate home in California.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 3: Julie Finch, X-Wing Fighters, and Intellectual Property
Julie and Nicole discuss a well known book trilogy, and the many business lessons hidden within the story. It's a quick trip from middle-earth to a galaxy far, far away as the ladies discuss copyright and X-Wing fighters. Find out why there are times being the expert can work against you.
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 2: Sharon Hurley Hall, Trekkies, and Connecting with Customers
Sharon and Nicole geek out talking Trek and the profit potential of an effective online presence. Many businesses, large and small, either outsource their social media or simply fail to make it a priority. In both cases they miss the mark and their customers. Listen in for her fast and easy tips to make those connections and grow your bottom line.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 1: JT Smith and the Product Conundrum
Sci-fi reboots reviewed while tackling the common question facing entrepreneurs. Is this a product or a business? Is it viable, or do you need to kill your darling?
1 minutes | 3 years ago
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