Every entrepreneur has a story. The great thing about success is the path that was taken to achieve it. That is what Authentic Business Adventures dares to learn from our guests. What did they do or not do to help them get to where they are today? What mistakes did they make? What did they learn and more importantly, what can the listeners learn?
James Kademan chats up the guests to get answers to these and many more questions on the Authentic Business Adventures Program.
Be Your Own Bank
Drew White - Create Tailwind
We have all had to borrow money at one time or another. Maybe for a house, a car or to grow our business. Dealing with lenders can be tough and you leave the decision of you getting cash in your pocket to people that may not have your best interests in mind.
So what is a fiscally savvy individual to do?
Listen as Drew White, of Infinite Banking Concepts, teaches us how he helps people be their own bank, through the power of a specially designed life insurance product.
Visit Drew: https://ibcdrew.com
Glenna Shannahan - Madison Bridge Club
What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Glenna Shannahan have in common? They all play bridge. Glenna just happens to be a bit better at it.
Glenna is the owner of Madison Bridge Club, a business that operates on the south side of Madison, Wisconsin for clients to learn and play the game of bridge.
Listen as Glenna explains the game of bridge, how to play and how she has trained thousands of clients over the course of decades.
Visit Glenna at: https://www.bridgewebs.com/madison/
Bill Nussey - Freeing Energy
The times, they are a changing. What worked for so long before we are learning, really didn't work all that well. At least, not without consequences.
This goes for business as well as energy. My guest today is Bill Nussey, a serial entrepreneur that has started, built and sold companies with enough success to allow him to share his resources to make the world a better place.
In Bill's case, he is making the world a better place by studying and sharing his knowledge of the business of renewable energy.
The conversation with Bill was so intriguing since he looks at energy from both a green environmental impact perspective as well as a green cash money view.
We're all green until it costs more money or time, right?
Listen as Bill explains his entrepreneurial journey, including an IPO, and explains the value of intelligently designing and building a renewable energy infrastructure and how it can make economic sense.
Visit Bill at: https://www.freeingenergy.com/
Web Design and Development
AJ Aluthwala - KallistoArt
Remember back in the day when all you needed was a yellow pages ad and a landline phone?
Maybe you don't, which is fine. Because now we have the internet and the internet is filled with websites. Which means that your business needs a website in order to be found.
But how do you create a website?
Listen as AJ form KallistoArt details how he cofounded and helped build a web design, SEO and mobile app company. Having started in 2006, he has seen the evolution of the internet and kept his company at the cutting edge.
Visit AJ at https://kallistoart.com/
David Pawlan - Aloa.co
Software is great. It can do all sorts of magical things, most of the time.
But what if you want software built for your business? In the past you would do one of three things, 1) Learn ot code yourself, 2) Hire a coder as an employee, or 3) Outsource the coding to a subcontractor person or company.
As an entrepreneur, writing your own code can be fulfilling, but extremely time consuming. Especially if you need to learn how to code, before you actually write any code. That leaves hiring someone, either as an employee or contractor.
Let's add in the challenge of software being an evolving medium. Like constructing anything new, the idea will change as things are being built. New ideas will be added, and things will inevitably break.
To solve all of this, you need the right coder to create your vision. How do you find the right coder?
This is where David, cofounder of Aloa.co comes in. Aloa.co connects small businesses with vetted coders. This alleviates the issues of coders stopping projects with no warning, and pricing disputes.
Listen as David explains how Aloa.co can take your software idea and help make it a viable product, whether just for your business, or for your industry as another means of revenue.
Visit David at Aloa.co
Zeb Anderson – LegalQ
Zeb Anderson - LegalQ
Every business will eventually need the help of an attorney. Whether working with an attorney to create a client contract, or to go over a lease that took a forest to print, legal jargon surrounds the business world.
But how can a business owner find the right attorney? Many attorneys may be great on paper, but the attorney/client relationship is typically very important to making sure things get done and are understood by all parties. Utilizing an attorney that you don't feel comfortable with can be devastatingly expensive. Attorney's are a part of your professional team, and you want a solid player for this position.
This is where Zeb Anderson, cofounder of LegalQ comes in. Zeb helped create a marketplace for entrepreneurs to find attorneys and get a feel for how they work, at no initial cost to the entrepreneur. If the brief meeting goes well, the relationship moves forward.
Listen as Zeb explains how LegalQ came about and how it can help entrepreneurs looking for all manner of legal help.
Visit Zeb at: https://legalq.io/
Fun and insightful
James has a great way of keeping his guests and audience engaged - he's always so enthusiastic to exchange insights. A must-listen for anyone who's looking to hear fun and inspiring stories from great entrepreneurs!
Terrific podcast for entrepreneurs!
James, your enthusiasm is truly contagious! Love the podcast, your guests, and all the nuggets of wisdom you so generously share.