This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.
Is It Possible to Grow Your Business to Death? With Joe DeMaria
Joe DeMaria is the Founder of Teach To Scale and Chief Learning Officer at Academy Builders. He helps coaches, consultants, and peak performers create online courses and group coaching programs to increase their impact, expand their product offerings, and create new pillars of revenue in their businesses.
Joe began his internet marketing career in 2011, and after several unsuccessful attempts at developing his own online course, he developed "Dynamic Ascension Training," an 80/20 teaching system that focuses on breaking down even the most complicated skill sets into simple, digestible training programs. Since then, Joe has become one of the most sought-after course creation consultants on the planet.
In this episode… Every entrepreneur wants to take their new idea from a useful concept to a thriving business. But, scaling a business is intentional in nature and requires a good foundation as well as a structured strategy. So before you try to move any further, you have to know where you’re going.
However, there is a lot of information shared on different channels that can confuse and intimidate new innovators and entrepreneurs. These can range from an overload of marketing and branding advice that has nothing to do with your business, to bad takes on finances and operations. So what can entrepreneurs do to get started and scale their companies without killing them?
In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Joe DeMaria, the Founder of Teach To Scale, to talk about business growth strategies. They discuss what new innovators need to keep in mind with their business ideas, explain the difference between teaching in-person versus online, and talk about the latest content learning innovations. Stay tuned.
The Anatomy of an Idea
Mike Calhoun is the Founder and CEO of Board of Advisors, a community for founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, marketers, e-commerce moguls, business developers, and high-level decision-makers. True to Mike’s mission, Board of Advisors is made up of people dedicated to helping each other elevate their success.
Mike is also an advisor, owner, and investor in multiple companies. He has worked with numerous products, platforms, and services from the US to Australia, creating successful, revenue-generating, real-world brands and businesses. Mike has a gift for creating opportunities to connect people and cultivating synergistic relationships.
In this episode… Anybody can have a great idea. However, there are some key things innovators have to think about when planning to take their ideas to the next level. Here’s a helpful hint: nobody can do everything on their own.
The process of innovation involves many players, not just the inventor. Not only do you need to have a great idea, but you also need to connect with the right people to accomplish your goals. That’s why Mike Calhoun believes that relationships build the foundation for elevating your success.
Mike Calhoun, the Founder and CEO of Board of Advisors, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, where they discuss the anatomy of an idea. They also talk about the value of connecting with like-minded people, the percentage of bad ideas Rich sees from inventors, and why you should share your idea with a trusted person. Stay tuned.
How to Push Through Setbacks and Discouragements to Become Successful
Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is a performance coach, dynamic public speaker, tech visionary, and thought leader. He is the Co-founder of Blooprinted, a step-by-step system to sell your vertical market. He is the author of ROCKET FUEL: Convert Setbacks, Become Unstoppable and the host of the podcast, What Are You Made Of?
Mike has been doing sales for over 20 years and was featured by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top Business Leaders to Follow in 2020. He is consumed with the passion to help people break free from the confines of complacency and propel them to untapped levels of success.
In this episode… What does it take to live a fulfilling life? What should you do when you keep facing big challenges, obstacles, and setbacks in both your personal and professional life?
Mike Ciorrocco advises people to use the discouragements, setbacks, and negativities they face in life to fuel their desire for a better and more fulfilling life. He had a tough childhood, but when he realized at a young age that he had the power to change his life and move from an unhappy, abusive, and chaotic life to a happier one, he chose the latter.
Mike Ciorrocco, performance coach, public speaker, tech visionary, and the Co-Founder of Blooprinted, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to share his advice on pushing through challenges and living a happier life. Mike also talks about his innovative tech platform, Blooprinted, and the power of believing in yourself. Stay tuned.
Investment Banking and Creating a Valuable Business
Zane Tarence is an investment banker and a Partner and Managing Director at Founders Advisors. Over the past 20 years, he has led and completed more than 87 technology deals and knows exactly what can make a deal happen and what can cause it to fail.
Zane created and sold two tech businesses of his own to publicly-traded companies, which helped him understand the ingredients necessary to close an exceptional deal. He is a renowned speaker and board member for numerous companies and philanthropic organizations. Zane is also the Founder of Silicon Y'all, a SaaS and internet summit, and the author of 17 Reasons Your Company Is Not Investment Grade & What To Do About It.
In this episode… What makes a company investment worthy? What can limit a company's prospects of getting many investment bids?
Investment bankers and institutional investors want to see growth in any company they’re considering investing in. They also want a company with valuable data, effective management teams and advisors, excellent financial records, thorough documentation, and efficient processes. All these help in differentiating a company from its competitors and increasing its value in the eyes of an investor.
Zane Tarence, an investment banker, and Partner and Managing Director at Founders Advisors, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to talk about creating a valuable business. Zane discusses the importance of predictability and sustainability in revenue, the value of securing intellectual property protection, why innovation matters, and more. Stay tuned.
The Role Intellectual Property Can Play in an Exit
Tracy Hazzard is the Co-founder of Hazz Design, a strategic consulting firm, and the CEO and Co-founder of Podetize, a podcasting platform used by over 550 podcasts with over 37,000 episodes to date. With her husband Tom Hazzard, they have launched over 250 products that have earned over $2 billion in retail sales and obtained over 37 patents.
In addition to being an acclaimed product designer, Tracy is a fantastic speaker who speaks about innovation and intellectual property on stages worldwide. She also hosts several podcasts of her own, including Product Launch Hazzards, WTFFF?! 3D Print Podcast, Feed Your Brand, The New Trust Economy, and The Binge Factor.
In this episode… Obtaining multiple patents can be very effective for increasing the value of products and ultimately, your company. It also acts as a barrier to entry for other people who may be thinking of creating a similar product.
In addition, a company with a big patent portfolio attracts investors and increases the likelihood of not only successfully selling and exiting the company, but getting a high return on investment from it. However, it is important to know the right time to get intellectual property.
In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Tracy Hazzard, the Co-founder of Hazz Design and CEO and Co-Founder of Podetize, to discuss the role of intellectual property during an exit. They also talk about identifying the right time and reasons for getting a patent, how Podetize was started, and Tracy's journey to creating a podcasting microphone. Stay tuned.
How To Create the Right Business Partnership
Kris Dehnert is the CEO and a Partner at Dugout Mugs. He helped to grow the simple concept of a baseball-bat-turned-beer-mug into a worldwide phenomenon. The mugs have been featured in major publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and have appeared on more than 27 TV news segments.
Dugout Mugs has made custom mugs for brands like Budweiser, Molson, Coors, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Their products are sold in all 30 major league baseball stadiums, all 50 states, and seven countries. They have also raised more than $50,000 through the charity, Cheers to Charity.
In this episode… If you are an entrepreneur looking to find a business partner and grow your brand, what strategies can you use to find the right person?
According to Kris Dehnert, the first step is knowing who you are, what drives you, what's important to you, and what you stand for. Money should not be at the forefront. After that, you’ll know what kind of partner will be right for you: the one who knows what they need to do to help grow the brand and whose values align with yours.
In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Kris Dehnert, the CEO and a Partner of Dugout Mugs, about his strategies for creating the right business partnership. Kris also shares his advice on building a great idea and talks about the role intellectual property has played in the growth of Dugout Mugs. Stay tuned.
You can learn so much more than just about innovation with Rich and his awesome line-up of guests! He also does a great job of highlighting important advice so you can start with YOUR breakthrough innovation.
Rich highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Rich, host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs podcast, highlights all aspects of technology and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!