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We believe that human experience is universal and we are here to explore what drives and makes high performing millennials. 

This podcast is for everyone who wants to be life savvy. As this is the place where successful millennials bring their spice and realness as they discuss their fuckups, tips, hacks & success secrets.

The Savvy Millennial Maria Wells

    • Business

We believe that human experience is universal and we are here to explore what drives and makes high performing millennials. 

This podcast is for everyone who wants to be life savvy. As this is the place where successful millennials bring their spice and realness as they discuss their fuckups, tips, hacks & success secrets.

    JT Barnett - How to crush it in social media & business

    JT Barnett - How to crush it in social media & business

    Meet JT Barnett, an influencer & creator, social media strategist and founder of BarnettMedia. After a 6 year professional hockey career, he went on to become a serial entrepreneur starting multiple brands and businesses, as well as becoming co-founder of The Honey House - TikTok’s most popular millennial creator house with over 1.1M followers. Recently, he has been on a journey to help brands and creators connect and produce incredible content. During this episode JT shares how to crush it on social media, debunks multiple myths and provides a ton of advice for everyone starting out.

    JT Barnett: How to crush it in social media & business

    1:15 - JT's Journey
    5:45 - Trends & Businesses
    11:55 - Advice for Brands without a Big Budget
    14:23 - Creating Content Tips & Tricks
    15:46 - Content Creation Strategies, Trends & Sounds
    20:10 - Myths about Timing, Amount and Lengths
    25:22 - #Shadowbaned
    29:42 - Texting Community Explained
    34:14 - IG & TikTok Strategies Same or Different?
    38:16 - JT's #2 Fav Platform
    42:10 - How much do Creators make?
    46:41 - Advice for Creators who are just Starting out
    52:38 - A millennial is
    52:23 - A millennial should be
    53:44 - A millennial is not
    55:57 - Connect with JT

    Connect with JT:
    TikTok: @JTBarnett
    IG: @JTBarnett
    Youtube: @JTBarnett
    Website: https://barnettx.com/jt

    • 58 min
    Aja - CEO & Queen Bee of Drizzle Honey, Creating Buzz with the Sweetest Story

    Aja - CEO & Queen Bee of Drizzle Honey, Creating Buzz with the Sweetest Story

    Meet the Queen Bee behind Drizzle Honey who has a fascinating journey to starting her own business. When she started her company, she combined her background in Environmental Science and Urban Agriculture development with passion for sustainable food production. Now Drizzle Honey is sold in retail locations across North America and online.

    Aja is continuously enthusiastic about bringing innovation to market and bolstering female entrepreneurship. In this episode we discuss her path to staring Drizzle, challenges, successes and lessons learned along the way.

    1:19 - Aja's Story
    2:44 - Secret to Creating a Great Product
    5:23 - E-commerce Journey
    7:33 - Secrets to Scaling
    9:33 - Challenges to watch out for as a small business
    11:50 - Lessons Learned during COVID
    13:11 - Growing your Business from Home
    16:00 - Advice for Anyone Starting Out
    19:11 - Choosing the Right People for the Team
    25:44 - Secret to Getting into an Accelerator
    26:37 - Trends in The Food Industry
    28:39 - Plans to Grow Drizzle
    29:45 - Suggestion for People Looking to Switch
    26.   What’s your process when you come up with a new idea? (31:07)
    32:43 - Staying on Top of Trends
    35:35 - How to Finance your Business
    44:06 - A Millennial is?
    44:28 - A Millennial Should be?
    44:44 - A Millennial is Not?
    45:29 - Connect with Aja

    • 46 min
    Andrey Zhuravlev - Bootstrapped E-commerce Amazon Business to 7-figures

    Andrey Zhuravlev - Bootstrapped E-commerce Amazon Business to 7-figures

    Meet Andrey, e-commerce entrepreneur, successfully bootstrapped his Amazon Private Label business from $10k to 7-figures USD in under 3 years while keeping a full-time job during the first year of operations.

    If you want to learn how the industry works, or want to start your own store, this episode provides a step-by-step action plan.

    During this episode we discuss everything about Andrey's business and breaking down the resources and tools you need to succeed. He shares with us his tips for scaling his business, as well as everything you need to know to successfully start your own amazon store.

    Andrey has also launched his mentoring program, so if you need more coaching, advice and support, he will be happy to help. See the details below on how to connect with him.

    Andrey Zhuravlev: Bootstrapped E-commerce Amazon Business to 7-figures

    1:17 - Meet Andrey & Learn his Story
    5:16 - Lessons Learned the Hard way
    6:57 - Product Andrey Sells
    8:09 - Andrey's recommended Tools
    12:35 - Everything You Need to Know about Delivery, Packaging & Fulfillment
    14:51 - Managing Your Supply Chain
    17:53 - Secret to Getting on the First Page
    19:05 - Setting up Product Prices
    20:13 - Working with Influencers & Growing on Social Media
    24:37 - Advice for Someone Starting Out
    24:54 - Mistakes Made Early in the Process
    29:05 - The Golden Rule to Follow when You Start Out
    31:10 - Should you Build a Brand First
    44:50 - Resources Andrey Recommends
    49:10 - A Millennial is
    49:16 - A Millennial Should Be
    49:22 - A Millennial Is Not
    51:57 - Connect with Andrey

    Connect with Andrey:

    For mentorship & Q's
    Website: https://www.azamazon.ca/

    • 55 min
    Kelly Keurzoneff - Tech Solopreneur & Founder of Givelist, Empowering a Gift of Giving

    Kelly Keurzoneff - Tech Solopreneur & Founder of Givelist, Empowering a Gift of Giving

    Meet Kelly Keurzoneff who is the founder of Givelist, a universal wish list, an all-purpose online gift registry, allowing users to connect & contribute to one another’s lives simply & easily. It makes gift-giving frictionless, and serves as a tool for transparent giving to those in need and non-profit organizations.

    Kelly is a first-time founder and solopreneur looking to encourage giving, foster kindness, and build social capital by creating a tool that makes gift-giving easy and fun.

    During this episode we discuss what motivated Kelly to start her own tech company and how she persevered through multiple challenges of creating a platform from scratch. She also shares her tips and advice on how to turn your dream into reality, succeed in building your vision and find the right people to support you on your entrepreneurship journey.

    Kelly Keurzoneff: Tech Solopreneur & Founder of Givelist, Empowering a Gift of Giving

    1:12 - Meet Kelly & Learn about Givelist
    8:04 - Challenges of Becoming a Tech Founder
    16:46 - How the Platform Works
    23:24 - How to Deal with the Negative Feedback
    27:10 - Advice for Females in Tech
    29:08 - Advice to a Younger Self
    31:33 - The Biggest Lessons Learned on Her Journey
    33:06 - Advice for People Trying to Figure Things Out
    43:47 - Kelly's Secret for Reaching out to People
    44:58 - Resources Kelly Consumes
    47:42 - A Millennial Is...
    48:12 - A Millennial Should Be...
    49:04 - A Millennial is Not...
    50:39 - Connect with Kelly
    52:12 - Closing Notes

    Connect with Kelly:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/givelist/
    Website: https://givelist.com/

    • 53 min
    Organic Marketing Secrets from Nick Silva

    Organic Marketing Secrets from Nick Silva

    Nick Silva is a Digital Entrepreneur, Organic Marketer, and host of the Under The Influence Live Broadcast. He is also the founder of Funnel Factory, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in sales funnel design and organic marketing.

    Silva’s company has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, coaches, and influencers master the art of sales funnels through his online trainings and coaching programs.

    This episode is filled with realness. Nick will be sharing his growth tips and secrets on scaling your business. We will discuss mindset, goals and his documentary where he wants to showcase it all, and provide real world perspective on the amazing benefits of social media ( people he meets, influencer marketing deals he brokers, travel hacking methods, social impact), as well as what it actually takes to accomplish these goals ( the everyday sacrifices, the challenges of entrepreneurship, the failures, the backend strategies behind successful online sales).

    Organic Marketing Secrets from Nick Silva:

    01:54 - Meet Nick & Learn His Story

    03:53 - What is organic marketing and how do funnels actually work?

    09:50 - How to scale on LinkedIn?

    21:37 - How to figure out your ideal customer?

    26:15 - How to create great content that scales all the time?

    29:52 - The difference between a live broadcast and a vlog

    39:12 - What are the tips, advice, struggles that you didn't think that were gonna happen, but happened?

    49:01 - Learn more about Nick's show

    54:40 - When do you start your plan, is there a deadline?

    56:36 - Connect with Nick

    57:49 - Millennial is, should be and not...

    Connect with Nick:
    IG @nicksilva.co

    • 59 min
    Emily Padan - From Teacher to Serial Entrepreneur, Creating Sustainable & Heart-Centered Businesses

    Emily Padan - From Teacher to Serial Entrepreneur, Creating Sustainable & Heart-Centered Businesses

    Emily's story is fascinating as she went from being a teacher to a serial entrepreneur. She thrives off of creating sustainable businesses to impact the planet and those around her, and co-owns Hinter, a hotel company creating scandinavian design spaces hidden in nature. They have received a lot of exposure on Dwell, Dezeen, Azure and was recently nominated for Arch Daily's building of the year 2021.

    Emily also founded Bloom Class amidst the pandemic, which is a virtual education platform for children and youth. Both businesses plant trees for every booking, making the world a greener place, while empowering those around her to do the same. 

    She also recently launched her own podcast - Finding your wave.

    If you want tips on entrepreneurship, time management and personal growth, Emily is your human. During our episode she will be sharing a ton of her tips and secrets, so lets jump into the episode.

    Emily Padan: From Teacher to Serial Entrepreneur, Creating Sustainable & Heart-Centered Businesses

    1:16 - Meet Emily
    4:12 - Starting a Company with Your Partner
    17:50 - Learn More About How They Built Their Businesses
    27:33 - Marketing Efforts & Scaling
    32:15 - Clubhouse vs. Podcasts
    33:54 - Emily's New Podcast
    36:05 - Managing it All
    40:21 - Recommendations to Her Younger Self
    42:37 - How to Find Your Passion
    46:24 - Content Recommendations
    49:46 - A Millennial Is?
    46:59 - A Millennial Should Be?
    50:06 - A Millennial Is Not?
    51:46 - Connect with Emily

    Connect with Emily:
    IG: @emilypadan @findingyourwave @hinterhouse @hinter.studio @bloom.class

    Sites:
    www.bloomclass.co
    www.hinter.com

    • 53 min

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