100 episodes

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship (RARE) is the number one podcast for people who want no-nonsense advice on the skills, tactics, and mindset required to build a solid business regardless of what stage they are in. Your host, Susan Sly, is a dynamic serial entrepreneur who currently occupies the 2% of tech companies that have at least one female founder. Susan’s high-profile guests have included Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey, Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Wellory Founder, Emily Hochman, Netjets and Zico founder, Jesse Itzler, and many more. RARE also features new founders of all ages and stages. Hit the ‘subscribe button’ and make sure you never miss an episode.

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Susan Sly

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship (RARE) is the number one podcast for people who want no-nonsense advice on the skills, tactics, and mindset required to build a solid business regardless of what stage they are in. Your host, Susan Sly, is a dynamic serial entrepreneur who currently occupies the 2% of tech companies that have at least one female founder. Susan’s high-profile guests have included Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey, Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Wellory Founder, Emily Hochman, Netjets and Zico founder, Jesse Itzler, and many more. RARE also features new founders of all ages and stages. Hit the ‘subscribe button’ and make sure you never miss an episode.

    Interview with Jordan Scott, Founder and CEO of Cobble: Raising Capital and Building a Revolutionary Business

    Interview with Jordan Scott, Founder and CEO of Cobble: Raising Capital and Building a Revolutionary Business

    Join Susan as she interviews Jordan Scott, the founder of a revolutionary new decision-making tool for individuals and teams called Cobble. In this episode, Jordan shares her journey of growing her audience to 50,000 people and how she raised money for her company by pitching a big idea with passion and a relatable problem statement.
    Jordan also shares valuable insights on how to approach VCs and the importance of having a strong runway and being in a position of power during fundraising. This episode is a must-listen for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital and grow their businesses.
     
    About Jordan:
    Jordan graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2015. Before launching her startup, she began her career as a news associate at CBS This Morning.
    Jordan has been profiled in the New York Times, Forbes, FOX 5 Good Day New York, and more. She has won the NYU & New York Jets No Huddle Challenge and Entrepreneur Magazine’s LIVE 5-minute pitch competition.
    To date, Jordan has raised $3.3 million in seed funding, growing Cobble to tens of thousands of users who have swiped over 2M times on curated places and experiences in-app. Cobble is quickly expanding to new cities, optimizing decision-making functionality, and more.
     
    Connect With Jordan:
    Website: https://www.trycobble.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-scott-354aa458/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/trycobble
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trycobble
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trycobble/
     
    About The Host:  Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly

    • 37 min
    Interview with Paul McCarthy, Founder and CEO of Snapfix: Innovating Through Frustration and Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Company in a Niche Market

    Interview with Paul McCarthy, Founder and CEO of Snapfix: Innovating Through Frustration and Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Company in a Niche Market

    Join Susan as she interviews Paul McCarthy, the founder and CEO of Snapfix.‍  
    Paul has always been involved in managing commercial and residential buildings as part of a family business.  Five years ago, Paul got really frustrated with all the inefficient communication in relation to managing buildings, projects and teams. There were post-it notes, phone calls, voicemails, text messages, WhatsApps, emails etc. flying all over the place, and it was impossible to manage and keep track of everything. He wanted a simple photo-based solution, as simple as WhatsApp, that had the flexibility to manage everything.
    Paul looked to the market for that simple solution, but everything he found was either too complex, too forms based, too inflexible, too time consuming, or too expensive. Since Paul had a background in software development, he set out to build a prototype phone application.  From that,Snapfix was born and is now ”the simplest” facilities and maintenance solution on the planet.
    Paul was scaling his business during COVID and learned to pivot his focus and was able to find a new opportunity providing a systemized cleaning schedule for hotels.
    Paul credits his success from leveraging his 25 years of experience to create a solution to a problem he saw in the marketplace.  He has a relentless focus on simplicity and is committed to providing a very specific solution to a niche market.
    Connect with Paul
    Website https://snapfix.com/
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/snapfix-ltd/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/SnapfixPlatform
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/snapfixplatform/
    Snapfix Completes €1.75m Funding Round
     
    About The Host:  Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly

    • 48 min
    10 Entrepreneurial Traps and How to Avoid Them and the Consequences When You Don’t

    10 Entrepreneurial Traps and How to Avoid Them and the Consequences When You Don’t

    In this podcast, Susan Sly discusses the common pitfalls entrepreneurs may encounter as they build and grow their businesses. She offers practical advice for avoiding these traps and highlights the potential consequences of falling into them.
    Throughout the podcast, Susan shares personal anecdotes from her entrepreneurial journey, including a story about the importance of finding the balance between building a successful business and maintaining a fulfilling personal life.
    Despite the challenges that entrepreneurs may face, Susan emphasizes that with perseverance and determination, it is possible to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
     
    Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly
    Website https://www.susansly.com

    • 57 min
    Interview with Matt McWilliams - Bridge the Income Gap Between Passion and Profits with Affiliate Marketing

    Interview with Matt McWilliams - Bridge the Income Gap Between Passion and Profits with Affiliate Marketing

    Join Susan as she interviews Matt McWilliams, the host of The Affiliate Guy Podcast, your source for affiliate marketing news, tips, and strategies to take your online business to the next level.  Matt recently completed his book, “Turn Your Passions into Profits”, which helps provide the steps to starting your own affiliate marketing business from start to finish.
    Entrepreneurs and companies such as Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington, Stu McLaren, Adidas, Ryan Levesque, Brian Tracy, Lewis Howes, Rich Schefren, Shutterfly, Michael Hyatt, and Jeff Walker have trusted Matt McWilliams to run their affiliate programs and coach their affiliate teams. 
    The new economy is completely contingent upon messengers who provide content.  Unfortunately, too many messengers are not making the money they need to survive so they can continue providing their valuable content.  Matt believes that content creators should not feel guilty about monetizing their content.  It does not serve your audience not to be a profitable business.  Affiliate marketing is a low risk and easy way to bridge the gap between having nothing to sell and selling nothing at all.   
    Matt’s book “Turn Your Passions into Profits” not only helps entrepreneurs determine what their passion is, but also how to make that passion profitable by leveraging affiliate marketing.   
    You can order his book and take advantage of some special bonuses when you go to  (https://passionsintoprofitsbook.com/sly).  Matt is here to help you on your quest to turn your passion and message into a profitable and growing business.
    This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. 
     
    Connect With Matt:
    Website: https://www.mattmcwilliams.com/
    Podcast: https://www.mattmcwilliams.com/affiliate-guy-daily-podcast/
     
    About The Host:  Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly

    • 38 min
    Interview with Dennis Kelly - Why Your Business Should Start Using Direct Mail Marketing in 2023 to Cut Through all the Digital Noise

    Interview with Dennis Kelly - Why Your Business Should Start Using Direct Mail Marketing in 2023 to Cut Through all the Digital Noise

    Join Susan as she interviews Dennis Kelly, the CEO of Postalytics, a fast-growing direct mail company.  Postalytics is not your typical direct mail company - This is a new way to do direct mail marketing in minutes rather than weeks.  Delivery and responses to your mailing syncs to your CRM to provide analytics and compliment your current email marketing.   
     
    If your business is slowing down, you need to figure out how to cut through the digital noise and stand out.  Business people receive over 120 emails per day. The average Gmail account contains over 8,000 messages.  All of your competitors are pounding the inbox 24/7. Personalized direct mail will help your business marketing stand out and will form a deeper impression than email alone.
     
    Prepare for the coming economic changes by digging deeper with the clients you already have.  Put a new spin on your marketing with a direct mail piece.  This can help you drive revenue during a downturn.  When everyone is running to the exits, there is an opportunity to prosper by getting more aggressive when everyone is retreating. 



    About Dennis Kelly:  
    Dennis is CEO of Postalytics, a fast-growing direct mail automation software company. Postalytics helps marketers do more in less time with streamlined production, integration into the marketing tech stack and real time direct mail campaign analytics. Postalytics is Dennis’ 6th startup. He has been involved in starting and growing early-stage technology ventures for over 30 years.  Visit www.postalytics.com to learn more about his company and the amazing services they offer for small to medium businesses.
     
    Connect with Dennis:
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/postalytics/
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisjohnkelly/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/postalytics
     
    About The Host:  Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly
     

    • 38 min
    Interview With Manuj Aggarwal - Successful Tech Founder & Leading Authority on AI Shares the Simple Secret to Identifying Untapped Business Opportunities

    Interview With Manuj Aggarwal - Successful Tech Founder & Leading Authority on AI Shares the Simple Secret to Identifying Untapped Business Opportunities

    Join Susan as she interviews Manuj Aggarwal, the founder of TetraNoodle Technologies.  Manuj, a life-long entrepreneur, is currently a leading authority on AI and machine learning.
    Manuj started his career at the age of 15, working in a factory and earning $2 per day. While Manuj had no contacts or resources, he was determined to improve his life. With hard work, he started his first business in 10th grade selling a nutritional supplement that satisfied a personal need of his own.
    He soon discovered the power of the internet and opened an Ebay store selling sporting goods.  While this business lasted a couple years, he learned some hard lessons on inventory management and moved on to his next venture.
    Manuj has learned to evolve with the changing times and is always looking for emerging trends that could make for a new business.  He recommends that entrepreneurs should observe what people are yearning for, and try to empathize with that need to uncover an idea for a business.
     
    About Manuj: 
    Now, Manuj leads his own company TetraNoodle Technologies, which is a premium data science and AI consulting company. Manuj has been listed among the world's AI leaders by Miami Dade College. Manuj is also a mentor, board advisor in many startups, accelerators and entrepreneurship circles. Manuj is currently the leader of the Vancouver startup community.
    He basically reverse-engineered his life journey and came up with a tried and tested system backed by the power of data which can be applied to achieve extraordinary goals , create sustainable businesses, build personal brands and live a satisfying life. 
    Connect with Manuj:
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@manujagro
    iTunes           https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bootstrapping-your-dreams-show/id1453077497
     
    About The Host:
    Susan Sly is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. 
     
    Connect With Susan:
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Susanslylive
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly

    • 33 min

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90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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Love this podcast! It is a must-listen for entrepreneurs or anyone interested in business. You’ll gain nuggets of wisdom from each episode! Loved Episode 287 with Craig Weiss, venture capitalist. Thank you for sharing so many amazing take aways and some superpower tips in this podcast!

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Amazing podcast!

There’s wisdom and gemstones of new perspectives in each episode of this podcast! Very helpful to whoever is trying to become a successful entrepreneur.

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Always great advice!

I’ve been following this show for a while, and Susan always has the best guests with helpful advice. Loved the Edgar Blazona interview!

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