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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.

Innovations and Breakthroughs Rich Goldstein

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

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.

    Strategies for Reinstating Amazon Account Suspensions With Lesley Hensell

    Strategies for Reinstating Amazon Account Suspensions With Lesley Hensell

    Lesley Hensell is the Co-founder of Riverbend Consulting, an e-commerce and Amazon consulting agency. The company’s experts help sellers resolve account listing suspensions and other challenges. 
    Lesley has personally helped hundreds of third-party sellers get their Amazon accounts and ASINs back up and running for the past 10 years. She is the author of The Amazon Incubator: Grow Your Business or Hatch a New One, to be released in January 2024.
    In this episode… When Amazon sellers get their accounts suspended, it can damage their credibility among customers, lead to losses, and lower their seller ranking. So, what can trigger a suspension and how can you get your account reinstated?
    To prevent suspension, familiarize yourself with the policies and know the most common culprits. You should also watch your Amazon account health scorecard or rating to ensure that you don't fall below the recommended threshold. When faced with a potential suspension, you need all the tips and lessons you can get.
    In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Lesley Hensell, the Co-founder of Riverbend Consulting, about strategies for overcoming Amazon account suspensions. They also talk about Amazon brand registry enforcements, common IP complaints on Amazon, and how Lesley's kids work in the family business.

    • 30 min
    Hardwon Advice on Entrepreneurship and Lead Generation With Lucas James

    Hardwon Advice on Entrepreneurship and Lead Generation With Lucas James

    Lucas James is the Co-founder and CEO of Twiz, a digital marketing agency focused on driving leads for B2B service companies and online stores. Based in Los Angeles, Twiz was founded on the idea that traditional marketing companies were charging businesses too much without producing enough results. Lucas is also the Co-host of the podcast, How To Scale an Agency, and produces a variety of other content in the area of AI news and developing tech.
    In this episode… Entrepreneurship requires taking careful and strategic steps to bring your ideas to life. To increase your probability of success, you need to be innovative, creative, and open to learning new ways of doing business.
    The most successful entrepreneurs understand their limitations and leverage their strengths to stand out in the industry. They develop creative strategies for solving complex problems, build sustainable lead-generation plans to attract high-value clients, and invest in the right technology. This is all conducive to increasing a company's value. 
    In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Lucas James, the Co-founder and CEO and Twiz, about entrepreneurship and lead generation best practices. They also talk about the value of content, the steps to building a successful product, and Lucas' inspiration to build a software platform.

    • 28 min
    Tips and Strategies for Building Recurring Revenue With Jordan Ross

    Tips and Strategies for Building Recurring Revenue With Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross is the Founder and CEO of 8 Figure Agency, a firm that helps businesses scale their annual revenue through better operational, fulfillment, and management processes. Since its inception, the agency has worked with over 700 agencies and helped add $100 million in annual recurring revenue. Before founding 8 Figure Agency, Jordan was an Operations Lead at Amazon where he ran a division with over 800 people.
    In this episode… What is the most essential part of scaling a business? Is there a single secret to building a sustainable company?
    Every entrepreneur aims to create a thriving business with a high customer lifetime value. Meeting your cash flow needs is not enough to stay competitive. You must implement systems for a stronger company culture and hire top talent to deliver exceptional customer experience. This small shift in focus can lead to disproportionately great results.
    Jordan Ross, the Founder and CEO of the 8 Figure Agency, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to talk about strategies for building recurring revenue. They also discuss tips for maintaining quality services and Jordan's “one-thing” philosophy.

    • 26 min
    How To Be a Holistic Entrepreneur With Christene Marie

    How To Be a Holistic Entrepreneur With Christene Marie

    Christene Marie is the Founder and CEO of The Knowing Agency, a brand identity and integrated marketing agency. The company helps empathy-driven brands develop marketing strategies to create connections with their target audiences. 
    Christene has worked with brands like Amazon, Toyota, NAACP, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. She is also an international speaker and has a new book coming out this spring.
    In this episode… How much do you know about the people in your business? What strategies can you use to empower them?
    Developing interpersonal relationships with your team and customers is a great strategy for building an authentic business. To achieve this, you need to know and understand yourself, your needs, and your goals. You also have to build emotionally intelligent connections with your people, taking the time to understand who they are.
    In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Christene Marie, the Founder and CEO of The Knowing Agency, about how to be a holistic entrepreneur. They also discuss business branding strategies, how to develop your listening skills, and how to incorporate emotional intelligence into marketing.

    • 31 min
    Best Practices for Succession Planning With Laurie Barkman

    Best Practices for Succession Planning With Laurie Barkman

    Laurie Barkman is an M&A advisor and the former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was sold to a Fortune 50 business. She now guides business owners as an M&A intermediary, facilitating both sell-side and buy-side transactions.
    Laurie is a dynamic speaker who has consulted, advised, and presented to hundreds of CEOs and business owners. She is the author of The Business Transition Handbook: How To Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options and is the host of the award-winning podcast, Succession Stories.
    In this episode… When planning to exit a business, the first step is to create clearly defined goals. You need to assess your current business environment and practices including your finances, record keeping, and your business' worth. 
    Taking this into consideration, succession planning should start early to ensure a smooth transition out of a business. Working with experienced M&A experts and advisors can help you prepare for a successful exit. A strategic transition plan aligned with your goals will help you avoid the common succession pitfalls.
    In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Laurie Barkman, an M&A advisor, about succession planning best practices. They discuss Laurie's exit planning process, how to avoid regrets after selling a business, and how intellectual property promotes business transferability.

    • 30 min
    How To Prepare for a Successful Business Exit With Greg Maddox

    How To Prepare for a Successful Business Exit With Greg Maddox

    Greg Maddox is a Senior Business Advisor at Cultivate Advisors, a consulting firm that partners with small business owners to help them grow sustainably and rediscover the joy in entrepreneurship. With a background in the financial services industry, Greg works with business owners to plan and maximize their business exits. He is a serial entrepreneur and was also the Founder and CEO of the Maddox Group.
    In this episode... What does it take to successfully exit a business? How can you make informed decisions and gain the financial freedom you desire after selling?
    According to Greg Maddox, a certified business exit advisor, there are nine key steps to prepare for a successful exit. You need to understand your current business valuation, develop systems and processes, and find the right experts. His advice is to start this process early and thoroughly plan through using the nine steps. 
    In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein sits down with Greg Maddox, a Senior Business Advisor at Cultivate Advisors, to talk about how to prepare for a successful business exit. Greg shares tips for increasing your company's value, getting a higher multiple when exiting, and how to plan for life after selling your business.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Kingdaddy2000 ,

Terrific Podcast for Entrepreneurs!

"Innovations and Breakthroughs" by Rich Goldstein is a treasure trove for any entrepreneur aspiring to make a mark. With his easy-going, conversational style, Rich delves deep into all facets of entrepreneurship, bringing forward not just insights on innovation but also actionable advice that listeners can implement to achieve their breakthroughs. What sets this podcast apart is the caliber of expert guests that grace each episode, adding layers of wisdom on a plethora of topics aimed at business growth and development. Furthermore, Rich's commitment to providing value is evident both in his podcast and his commendable efforts in answering legal queries for Amazon sellers. His recognition by the American Bar Association and his extensive connections in the seller space make him a beacon of knowledge. If you're looking for guidance, inspiration, and unparalleled insights in the entrepreneurial realm, this podcast is a must-listen. Highly recommended!

Hpearce9 ,

Terrific Podcast for Entrepreneurs

This is a great podcast for entrepreneurs looking to build and scale their business. Rich has such an easy-going, conversational style and brings on fabulous guests to share on a wide variety of topics that will help you build your business. Highly recommend this podcast!

howardtnyc ,

Awesome insights

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.

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