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Insights on the future of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Next Matters Most is a podcast hosted by serial entrepreneur and global software development agency CEO Nick Jordan. What we’ve already done matters, but what we do next….. MATTERS MOST! This is a reality that plays out each day in business and life as success demands we look to the future for value and direction.

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Insights on the future of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Next Matters Most is a podcast hosted by serial entrepreneur and global software development agency CEO Nick Jordan. What we’ve already done matters, but what we do next….. MATTERS MOST! This is a reality that plays out each day in business and life as success demands we look to the future for value and direction.

    Creating a WIN-WIN Program For Universities, Investors, and Entrepreneurs With Brett Danforth

    Creating a WIN-WIN Program For Universities, Investors, and Entrepreneurs With Brett Danforth

    Brett Danforth is the co-managing director of NC State University's Wolfpack Investor Network, an angel network currently comprised of 150 NC State-affiliated angel investors that have deployed over $10 million into NC State-affiliated early stage companies over the last two and a half years. Prior to joining WIN, Brett was a Venture Banker at Square 1 Bank, lending to venture-backed early and growth stage companies in the Southeast. His career also includes experience with a family office investor and a financial consulting firm serving nonprofits. Brett is a graduate of the Poole College of Management at NC State University.



    Personally, Brett lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife, Lindsey and their three daughters. He enjoys playing golf, is a member at Providence Church and serves on the First Tee – Triangle’s Young Professional Board.



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    Empowering & Inspiring Women Around The World To Follow Their Passion w/ Vandana Dake

    Empowering & Inspiring Women Around The World To Follow Their Passion w/ Vandana Dake

    From India, to Dubai, to Durham NC. A truly world class citizen, business owner, and architect, Vandana Dake and Nick Jordan sit down to discuss her career journey, her passion for helping empower and inspire women in developing nations, and finding your why. Vandana provides a broad range of experience in design and construction — both locally and internationally. Vandana is currently the Owner of Alliance architecture. Her technical expertise and strong design concepts inform her work, ranging from schematic design through construction administration.She has received numerous awards, including much recognition from Downtown Durham, Inc. for Best Projects in 2004 and 2005 and from the Raleigh Preservation Society for Best Projects in 2005.

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    • 53 min
    Finding and Fulfilling Our Intrinsic Why With Madilynn A Beck

    Finding and Fulfilling Our Intrinsic Why With Madilynn A Beck

    Madilynn A. Beck is a former actor and entertainment industry executive turned psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and podcast host. One of her current startups is Better Spot, which you can think of as We Work for wellness and wellbeing professionals.Founded four years ago, the company helps to set up and serve their retail clientele and run their practices. The startup is now extremely well positioned as the wellbeing industry has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of the pandemic and the toll it has taken on our mental and physical well being. 

     

    Madilynn's intrinsic why is Equity & Access. She lives this daily through her products and platform. Better Spot helps small businesses in important industries gain access to a space where they previously would have been unable to. Her podcast, Fundraising While Black, highlights the unique and oftentimes unfair challenges that people of color face when fundraising for their business. Madilynn has an amazing energy about her and a true coaching mindset...this is a fun episode. Enjoy!





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    How College Helped This Entrepreneur Start Her Business with Anna Shuford

    How College Helped This Entrepreneur Start Her Business with Anna Shuford

    Anna Shuford is an innovative, business professional with experience in campaign development, strategic partnerships, and content creation. Anna is currently enrolled in UNC Kenan Flagler's MBA program, Class of 2022. At UNC, she’s pursuing a concentration in marketing and enrichments in entrepreneurship and technology and innovation management. Along with being a full-time MBA student, Anna owns and operates her company, BoomRoom. BoomRoom simplifies the process for fitness instructors teaching live virtual workouts through one single integrated platform that gives them the tools and technology to host high-quality classes, connect with clients, and manage their business.



    In episodes 15 and 16 of the Next Matters Most podcast series, Nick and Emily talk with Anna about starting a business while in school, how she manages her days, and what her next steps are after school. They also deep-dive into how Anna’s BoomRoom platform works and why it’s so important for fitness professionals and teachers. These episodes are great for anyone currently starting a business or having thoughts about starting their own business while in school. Please enjoy our conversation with Anna Shuford! 





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    • 36 min
    Starting a New Gym Training Platform In College & During a Pandemic with Anna Shuford

    Starting a New Gym Training Platform In College & During a Pandemic with Anna Shuford

    Anna Shuford is an innovative, business professional with experience in campaign development, strategic partnerships, and content creation. Anna is currently enrolled in UNC Kenan Flagler's MBA program, Class of 2022. At UNC, she’s pursuing a concentration in marketing and enrichments in entrepreneurship and technology and innovation management. Along with being a full-time MBA student, Anna owns and operates her company, BoomRoom. BoomRoom simplifies the process for fitness instructors teaching live virtual workouts through one single integrated platform that gives them the tools and technology to host high-quality classes, connect with clients, and manage their business.



    In episodes 15 and 16 of the Next Matters Most podcast series, Nick and Emily talk with Anna about starting a business while in school, how she manages her days, and what her next steps are after school. They also deep-dive into how Anna’s BoomRoom platform works and why it’s so important for fitness professionals and teachers. These episodes are great for anyone currently starting a business or having thoughts about starting their own business while in school. Please enjoy our conversation with Anna Shuford! 





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    • 29 min
    From Local Attorney To Harnessing Her Inner Entrepreneur with Venus Liles

    From Local Attorney To Harnessing Her Inner Entrepreneur with Venus Liles

    What's holding you back from moving forward with the ideas swirling around your head? Venus Liles loves new ideas, whether thinking of them for herself or supporting those of other entrepreneurs. Venus has many passions, including law, entrepreneurship, and tech. Over the years, Venus is an active member of the Senior Legal Counsel for SAS Institute and has founded over three companies; including qcard, DanceHer, Liles Law, and others. She also wrote a children's book to support family conversations about the coronavirus and social distancing. While keeping a mission to help as many parents as possible have honest and loving conversations with their children about important these issues. 



    During episode 14 of the Next Matters Most podcast, Nick, Venus, and Emily talked about how their journeys all had similar findings and thoughts on becoming an entrepreneur. From taking more risks, shipping ideas early, and getting strong feedback they each share stories of overcoming obstacles and finding peace with imperfection. This episode is full of awesome stories from the team! 





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    • 1 hr 6 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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