If you're thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either don't know where to start or need some help with the startup process, then you'll enjoy this podcast. Listen in to the inspiring stories from others that took a bold step out of their comfort zone to pursue their dream of having their own business. We also discuss some elements of starting a non-profit organization as well,
We'll go over the essential tips and tools you'll need to pivot through what we've defined as the 'Dream / Plan / Execute' process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up.
Life's a journey, enjoy the ride.
Episode 20-Interview with Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation
Nick Loper is an author, speaker, side hustle guru that started out with a blog in 2009 promoting ways for people to have a part time business and eventually built a nationally recognized and very successful full time business. Nick is very well known all around the world and if you want more information you can go to www.sidehustlenation.com.
Listen in on this episode, to hear us discuss:
• His early beginnings when he started blog in 2009
• The process he had for picking the niche of Side Hustle Nation
• The purpose of starting the podcast
• His experience with the first couple of businesses that he started
• The story of what happened after he quit his job on the very first day and the issues with Google shutting his site down
• The growth of the podcast
• How he built passive income for himself
• How he uses social media and the success of the Facebook community
• His experience with mastermind groups (pros and cons)
• The one thing he would do differently looking back
• The long term goals for Side Hustle Nation
Don’t miss a minute of this interview folks.
Episode 19-Interview with Sean Castrina, serial entrepreneur and multi-published author
Sean Castrina is a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 companies over the last 20 years, and still seeks to launch a new venture annually. He is an investor, teacher and highly-sought-after speaker who communicates with humor and a bluntness that engages and captures his audience. He is the author of 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, and World’s Greatest Business Plan.
Listen in to this episode to hear Sean's wisdom and insight into the small business startup realm.
The need for Confidence when starting a business.
Definition of a small business side hustle and how it’s not just another job.
Passive income and how to avoid the trap of spending too much time on things they shouldn’t be doing.
How formal education is not a requirement for becoming very wealthy.
How to use existing businesses to your advantage in having a successful business by making the concept better.
Pre-sales marketing and scaling the business
The problems of having a tight niche and expanding into other areas.
How to take your good business idea and fill in the gaps of what you don’t know how to do.
Questions Sean answered:
When did you realize that you didn’t want to have a regular job and wanted to have your own small business?
Did you have any support from family or friends?
Was your first business profitable?
What are the qualifications for becoming an entrepreneur?
What would you say to someone that has the desire to start a business but can’t seem to get started?
How did you do your market research initially?
How would you recommend people do their initial research?
How much should someone niche down in their business?
What would you say to someone who wants to pivot to being self employed over 40 or 50 and how they should understand the modern social media methods that they’re not used to using?
Episode 18-Interview with Matt Crump-Transformational Coach/Author/Speaker and PODCAST HOST
Matt Crump, is a author, business coach/consultant, certified empowerment life coach & a purveyor of hope ready to meet another superhero…You!
In this episode, Tom and Matt discuss the topics of:
how Matt defines success and who his ideal client is
explaining his perspective for both personal and professional coaching
books he's written on overcoming life's challenges and personal development
Matt's advice for new entrepreneurs
You can go to www.mattcrump.tv for more information or visit his LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcrump-coach-consultant/
Episode 17 Interview with Donna Riccardo-Public Speaking Coach
Donna believes confidence is what is needed to stop playing small and step up into life. Working with entrepreneurs allows her to empower them to reach their full potential. She provides business owners with the skills and knowledge they can start implementing immediately.
In this episode, Donna helps us understand how to have confidence in ourselves so that we can speak effectively in front of others, whether it's in a small room of people or on a larger platform. She also shares some insight on what people struggle with the most with public speaking.
We also touch on the topic of story telling and how essential it is to connect with the audience and how to make the story engaging.
This episode is a little longer than others (about 32 minutes) but it's worth it!
Episode 16- Interview with Kris Hughes, Content Marketing Strategist
In this episode, Kris Hughes tells us how he started as a Content Marketing Strategist and how he learned SEO, website strategy and traffic acquisition and combining these elements to help build your business.
After his success at 'Wide Open Media Group' for four years, he is now a successful business owner, helping others to look at their business and content marketing in a holistic way in order to drive results.
Kris will help you through the planning and research process every step of the way with a plan to grow your business.
Episode 15- Interview with Videographer Wesley Dean founder of Intermotion Media
Wesley Dean is the founder of Intermotion Media. He’s travelled around the world doing promotional work for non-profits and is currently based out of the Washington DC area.
Listen in on this episode where Wesley reveals how he started his videography business and how he was able to take it to another level and even use his skills doing video consultancy through the COVID pandemic.
We also discuss the various aspects of his business including having both EQ and IQ, and how to perfect the blend of using video, music and message in his productions.