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Getting to the bottom of why entrepreneurs choose to do what they do, how they do it, and how they view and approach profitability.

How do people end up becoming an Entrepreneur? How do they scale and grow their businesses? How do they plan for profit? Are they in it for life or are they building to exit? These and a myriad of other topics will be discussed to pull back the veil on the wizardry of successful and fascinating entrepreneurs.
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Fascinating Entrepreneurs Natasha Miller

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Getting to the bottom of why entrepreneurs choose to do what they do, how they do it, and how they view and approach profitability.

How do people end up becoming an Entrepreneur? How do they scale and grow their businesses? How do they plan for profit? Are they in it for life or are they building to exit? These and a myriad of other topics will be discussed to pull back the veil on the wizardry of successful and fascinating entrepreneurs.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natasha-millersf/support

    How this Mom turned a Pain Point into a Physical Product Ep. 21

    How this Mom turned a Pain Point into a Physical Product Ep. 21

    Amy Fazackerley is CEO and Co-Founder of Lay-n-Go, LLC. The company designs and manufactures innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel. Amy has been awarded three U.S. Utility Patents on her invention and distributes her products to leading retail companies domestically and internationally. Amy graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Denison University in 1993 and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2000. Amy has served as a Board of Regents member for Mercersburg Academy (’89) as well as an Advisory Council member of the Friends of the Libraries at Johns Hopkins University (’00). Amy started her career as the Marketing Director for Digital Paper Corporation, a privately held software company. She went on to work for Episcopal High School, as Director of Special Gifts, where she executed strategic multi-million dollar fundraising programs to build the Ainslie Arts Center and Baker Science Center. As a women-owned business, Amy has been featured on national TV shows like MSNBC’s Your Business, Fox and Friends, and Good Morning America. She is also a qualified guest host for QVC and is very active with both Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women Presidents' Organization (WPO). Amy and her husband, Adam, both serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, the Syracuse University Library Advisory Board, and live in Alexandria, VA with their three sons.
    Where to Find (Guest Name)
    IG https://www.instagram.com/lay.n.go/ (@lay.n.go)
    Twitter https://twitter.com/layngo (@layngo)
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/layandgo (Lay-n-Go)
    https://www.layngo.com/ (www.layngo.com)
    Top Tech Tools
    Gusto
    Shopify (for DTC Channel)
    Helium 10 (for Amazon Channel)
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    • 35 min
    How a Non-Tech Founder Started a FinTech/SaaS Company Ep. 20

    How a Non-Tech Founder Started a FinTech/SaaS Company Ep. 20

    Nichole has more than 18 years of experience helping to grow and build businesses. She is the co-founder and CEO of Cheddar Up, a fast-growing platform that helps group organizers save time by making it easier to collect payments and information. Founded in 2014, Cheddar Up serves hundreds of thousands of groups across North America collect tens of millions of dollars. Cheddar Up is the leading group payments platform, helping Girl Scout councils across the United States collect payments as well as thousands of clubs, troops, HOAs, and beyond. Nichole was part of the 500 Startups accelerator in San Francisco and has presented at SXSW Interactive and numerous women entrepreneur panels.
    Prior to founding Cheddar Up, Nichole worked in management consulting with a focus on marketing and project management for Accenture and KPMG. Nichole also co-founded and operated a high-end children’s apparel company where she oversaw design and manufacturing and built distribution to 80 stores around the country. Nichole is passionate about women entrepreneurship and active in the Denver startup community. She has served on the Advisory Board for Denver Startup Week and is a Founding Mentor in the Commons on Champa Mentorship program. Nichole grew up in the Midwest and received her business degree from Drake University. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
    Where to Find Nicole Montoya
    https://www.cheddarup.com/ (https://www.cheddarup.com/)
    Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/daniel.shemtob/ ( )@cheddarup
    Twitter @cheddarup
    Facebook @cheddarup
    Top Tech Tools
    Slack
    Monday.com
    Upwork
    Zendesk
    Zoom
    SPONSOR
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    • 26 min
    The digital marketing company Elias founded Ep. 19

    The digital marketing company Elias founded Ep. 19

    Elias Zepeda is Founder and CEO of Need Clients Now, a national marketing agency specializing in customer acquisition. Throughout the years, Elias and his team have been helping businesses small and large scale their revenue by building high-converting sales funnels for their business in various industries including tech, beauty, and service-based businesses.
    Where to Find Elias
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elias_zepeda/ (elias_zepeda)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elias-zepeda-754b3214/ (Elias Zepeda)
    https://needclientsnow.com/strategycall (https://needclientsnow.com)
    Top Tech Tools
    Active Campaign
    High Level
    Twilio
    Bonjoro (video email)
    sly broadcast (ringless VM's)
    SPONSOR
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    • 28 min
    The 7 Lever Method to Doubling Your Revenue with Pete Williams Ep. 18

    The 7 Lever Method to Doubling Your Revenue with Pete Williams Ep. 18

    Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, advisor and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modelling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.”
    He’s won a number of international business awards, started companies in varying industries from Telecommunications to eCommerce, and even sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the MCG, for under $500 at the age of 21.
    Where to Find Pete Williams
    https://www.petewilliams.com.au/ (https://www.petewilliams.com.au/)
    Book https://www.cadencebook.com/https://www.cadencebook.com/ (CADENCE)
    Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/daniel.shemtob/ ( )https://www.instagram.com/preneur/ (@preneur)
    Twitter https://twitter.com/preneur/ (@preneur)
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/preneurmarketing/ (Pete Williams)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/preneur-group/ (Preneur Group)
    Top Tech Tools
    EA
    notebook
    SPONSOR
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    • 37 min
    You too can Make your Mess Your Memoir with NYT's Best-selling Author Anna David Ep. 17

    You too can Make your Mess Your Memoir with NYT's Best-selling Author Anna David Ep. 17

    Anna David transforms entrepreneurial thought leaders into bestselling authors so they can attract higher-quality clients, become go-to media sources, land speaking gigs and grow into being the leaders in their field.
    A New York Times bestselling author of eight books, David has written for The New York Times, Time, and The LA Times, as well as many publications without the word “Time” in their title. She has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, and The CBS Morning Show, among others, been written about in publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Women’s Health, and been a featured speaker at three different TEDx events.
    Her company, Launch Pad Publishing, offers writing and publishing services, coaching, courses, a membership group, a podcast, and a reading series.
    Over a decade ago, The New York Post declared that she invented the subgenre “chick lit with a message” and she’s still trying to decide if she should be offended by that or not.
    Where to Find Anna
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/annabdavid (@annabdavid)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annabdavid/ (@annabdavid) | https://www.instagram.com/launchpadpub/ (@launchpadpub)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annadavid (Anna David) | https://www.facebook.com/launchpadpublishing/ (Launch Pad Publishing)
    Website: https://www.launchpadpub.com/ (https://www.launchpadpub.com/)
    Top Tech Tools
    Publishers Rocket
    Vellum layout software
    Kajabi
    Temi
    Clubhouse
    Instagram
    SPONSOR
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    • 38 min
    How Kristi Piehl Flipped her Script and is Flipping the PR World on its Head Too Ep. 16

    How Kristi Piehl Flipped her Script and is Flipping the PR World on its Head Too Ep. 16

    Kristi Piehl launched Media Minefield in 2010 following a 12-year career as an Emmy Award-winning television news reporter. With clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar brands, Media Minefield moves beyond traditional public relations with its innovative NewsabilityⓇ process. It is a one-of-a-kind full-service agency specializing in earned media, crisis communication, and social media (Positive Online PresenceSM).
    Kristi is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs of all genders and ethnicities. She is a founding board member of The Demon Angels, a diverse group of angel investors who support Chicago-based entrepreneurs. She is also a founding member of DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute. Media Minefield is a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise.
    Kristi is dedicated to creating a unique workplace culture with policies that value families, flexibility, and health. In 2020, Media Minefield took the #1 spot on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list in its category. Kristi was named one of Minnesota’s 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in 2020. In 2019, she was named a Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and a Women 2 Watch nominee by Women Presidents’ Organization. Kristi was Bethel University’s 2015 Alumna of the Year and is on the Board of Trustees at Bethel University. Kristi is also a founding member of The 25 at Bethel University, a four-year cohort program that aims to empower women to use their strengths, passion and skills to uncover their potential.
    Kristi launched the Flip Your Script podcast in 2020. She is honored to host the show and interview people who faced a critical turning point in their life and explore how they found the inspiration to move forward and rewrite their own unique story.
    Where to Find Kristi
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kristipiehl/ (@kristipiehl)
    Twitter https://twitter.com/kristipiehl (@kristipiehl)
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KristiPiehlMediaMinefield (Kristi Piehl)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristipiehl/ (Kristi Piehl)
    http://www.media-minefield.com/ (http://www.media-minefield.com/)
    SPONSOR
    This episode is sponsored by http://www.entireproductions.com/ (Entire Productions)- Creating events (both in-person and virtual) that don't suck! and http://www.entireproductionsmarketing.com/ (Entire Productions Marketing)- carefully curated premium gifting and branded promo items.
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    • 45 min

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122 Ratings

122 Ratings

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Fascinating Entrepreneurs

What a great podcast! Natasha is a calm host while still delivering powerful interviews for the audience. Ep. 17 with Anna David is one of the most honest conversations on writing I’ve ever heard. Do yourself a favor and support this show.

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Awesome Content

Natasha does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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Great podcast.

Natasha’s style is calming yet hard hitting with questions. She really does a great job of extracting information from her guests.

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