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Let's talk about entrepreneurship from an honest perspective. Building company culture, mentoring, empowering teams, change management, product creation, and startup power is my passion. Market saturation, rising advertising costs, consumer lethargy, head trash and failure talk is the enemy. My approach is simple, let’s talk through it. No fluff, no frills, just real talk...and that’s how I built my products, company culture, brand….and companies. Choose who you want to be and OWN IT, BOSS IT, BELIEVE IT.

Let's talk about entrepreneurship from an honest perspective. Building company culture, mentoring, empowering teams, change management, product creation, and startup power is my passion. Market saturation, rising advertising costs, consumer lethargy, head trash and failure talk is the enemy. My approach is simple, let’s talk through it. No fluff, no frills, just real talk...and that’s how I built my products, company culture, brand….and companies. Choose who you want to be and OWN IT, BOSS IT, BELIEVE IT.

Location:

United States

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Let's talk about entrepreneurship from an honest perspective. Building company culture, mentoring, empowering teams, change management, product creation, and startup power is my passion. Market saturation, rising advertising costs, consumer lethargy, head trash and failure talk is the enemy. My approach is simple, let’s talk through it. No fluff, no frills, just real talk...and that’s how I built my products, company culture, brand….and companies. Choose who you want to be and OWN IT, BOSS IT, BELIEVE IT.

Twitter:

@ceotwit

Language:

English


Episodes

THE BUSINESS OF ART & THE ART OF BUSINESS

2/4/2021
I speak to Nicole Tamarin, artist, instructor and entrepreneur, about the business of art and the art of business. "...every student has their special mark to make on the world." One of my favorite topics we discuss is constructive criticism. It's all about the communication and timing when giving feedback to an artist. Pointers should be given with tact and purpose at the appropriate points in a project. Plus, I have heard this many times from successful entrepreneurs, that their journey...

Duration:00:43:09

PUBLIC RELATIONS NEW GENERATION

1/29/2021
Founder of News Generation, Susan Apgood and I speak about defining media relations in today's environment. "Grit makes you better on those bad days" and they often "...define bad days as learning experiences." We also discuss being a Professor in business at American University's Kogod School of Business. Susan brings real world experience to the classroom, and students bring her new perspectives with fresh eyes. The combination is what ignites a classroom full of inquiry and...

Duration:00:45:21

SPREAD YOUR SUNSHINE WITH MELANIE GRIFFIN

1/12/2021
This episode if full of inspiration as I talk with Melanie Griffin, Founder of Spread Your Sunshine. From inspirational products to resources, Spread Your Sunshine is here to brighten the world. As an attorney and entrepreneur, Melanie and I converse about many topics including: Snippets of advice like: "Spread Your Sunshine builds confidence through inspirational keynote speaking, small business consulting, celebratory products, and a soon-to-be-launched podcast and social media show. All...

Duration:00:48:36

BUILDING A COMMUNITY FOR WOMEN, ONE BRUNCH AT A TIME

11/29/2020
Nicole Dillon has over 10 years of experience in the event management and marketing world, Nicole has worked with companies from the Guggenheim Museum, FUJFILM, WebMD, to startups and tech brands. In 2013 she decided to start Women Who Brunch, a community for women to learn and connect with each other over arguably the best meal of the week... brunch! While seeing a need for more women empowerment, she combined her event and marketing skills and now has a community of over 10,000 across...

Duration:00:32:23

BUILDING FORTITUDE THROUGH BUSINESS, FITNESS & LIFE

11/16/2020
Jennifer Kipphut has been a bartender, a Coppertone sample girl, a child protective investigator, a social worker and a management consultant. At 39, she finally figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up and now she is a personal trainer and nutrition coach. We talk about three f words: fear, failure and fortitude. Keep in mind, "people who accomplish the most in life are the ones who fail the most." Health and wellness has always been a part of her life in one way or another. She...

Duration:00:47:22

THE BUSINESS OF MEMBERSHIPS, CLIENT RETENTION & FLEXIBILITY WITH SHAY COCHRANE

11/5/2020
As a commercial photographer and product stylist, Shay’s clients span the globe (brands like Sugarfina, Pure Fiji, Truffle bags and Simplified Planner to name a few). But she is most well known for inadvertently kickstarting the "styled stock" industry with the creation of the SC Stockshop in 2013 which supplied beautiful stock imagery tailored specifically to female business owners. Today, powerhouse female entrepreneurs like Marie Forleo, Jenna Kutcher and thousands of others know and love...

Duration:00:53:28

BUILDING A PRODUCT BUSINESS WITH ELLA BING FOUNDER

10/20/2020
Building a business can be the most challenging experience, yet the most rewarding. I talk with Brent Kraus of the enormously hip, creative and ever-evolving Ella Bing. He runs the show in this family business and has his toe more than dipped in, Ecommerce, retail and wholesale. What started as a business building bow ties by the hands of his mom and dad has turned into a venture that now also adds to the repertoire outsourcing product production and bringing in microbrands to their...

Duration:00:42:16

ENTREPRENEURIAL GRIT & GRACE

10/19/2020
Entrepreneurs may face in their lifetime deciding to or having to: sell the business, close the doors (possibly in a rush), sunset the business I am super passionate about the mental health of recovering entrepreneurs. The interesting thing about entrepreneurs is, you can recover and get over one business and then move on to another. However, it is important to take the time to recover, grieve and reflect on your business that once was. We become so attached to our businesses. I recommend...

Duration:00:11:25

CREATING AN APP & BEING YOUR OWN HYPE TEAM

9/30/2020
Nicole D'Alonzo is the Founder of 19 Minute Yoga, the audio-first yoga app providing step-by-step audio instructions for you to flow with ease–no more craning your neck to watch a screen. As a non-technical app founder, Nicole built a solution to solve her own wellness challenges. Thousands of people around the world use 19 Minute Yoga to improve flexibility, increase strength, and reduce anxiety. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are available. We talk about: How to Build Your First...

Duration:00:38:18

5 BENEFITS OF A PASSION PROJECT: LOVE WHAT YOU DO

9/27/2020
Krayl Funch is a home and event stylist, author and brand ambassador. She is the author of An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations, blogger and represents brands at events and on television. She is a creative in every sense of the word. Inspired by life, home and nature, Krayl's mission is to continue inspiring people to create more, whether that be in the home or outside. We talk about passion projects: Often people confuse passion projects with personal projects or creative...

Duration:00:34:41

COWORKING: COME FOR THE SNACKS, STAY FOR THE COMMUNITY

9/23/2020
Abbey Woodcock is a writer, creative and owner of a co-working space in beautiful upstate New York called Freelance Co-Op, which is an online and physical coworking space that connects creative freelancers with the resources they need to be professional business owners that are in control of their own story and their own success. We talk about coworking, community, freelancing, and the business of creativity. She says, "a successful life is fueled by passion." I could not agree more. I...

Duration:00:33:00

CHANNELING YOUR INNER HOT MESS

9/13/2020
One of my favorite terms is "hot mess." It's just so... expressive and makes saying someone is stressed sound a lot more fun. However, this should not be taken lightly. I am not one to show my stress on the outside that often, so I often internalize. I do believe that many entrepreneurs do this, in order to keep a calmness in their business. Sometimes not showing your stress, minimizes it in some bizarre way. On this episode I talk about channeling your inner hot mess and how to get through...

Duration:00:07:39

THE NEW GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS: PARACHUTE NOT REQUIRED

9/7/2020
Dr. Zhen Sullivan, Professor of Business Management and I talk the new generation of entrepreneurs. She teaches Entrepreneurship to students at Kean University in New Jersey. We talk about many things including: Budding and aspiring entrepreneurs "expect the internet to be so fair, to be such an enabler and equalizer, and it's part of the ingredients; they are very essential." She offers two nuggets of advice for budding entrepreneurs: We also dive into why she thinks writing a business...

Duration:00:26:44

WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE

8/31/2020
Do it for yourself, not others. Well, OK maybe your parents! I never enjoyed reading as a child, I always had cliff notes on hand for book reports. But as I got older, I realized I do not have to read about history and science, I could read anything I wanted. Thus, I found a love for reading and my love for writing followed. One summer a few years ago, my family and I moved across the country to enjoy an amazing experience in a cramped apartment in the heart of Chelsea, New York. It was...

Duration:00:10:52

WE'RE TALKING BEING A BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND FOOD BLOGGER

8/17/2020
I talk with Archana Mundhe, software engineer turned food blogger and author. She launched her blog Ministry of Curry in 2016 with the vision of preserving her family’s stories and recipes while making cooking simple and fun for novice and expert cooks alike. In four short years she has gained a loyal fan base and wrote her first cookbook, The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, which also happens to be an Amazon best seller book. Archanna has also been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah.com,...

Duration:00:22:12

WE'RE TALKING BEING A CREATIVEPRENEUR, GAME CHANGERS & CHECKING YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR

8/3/2020
I talk with Becca Goldberg, creative and founder of Suite Paperie. Becca is extremely talented and started her business at the young age of 23 when rent in NYC was the biggest expense to worry about. Becca owns a stationery company where she custom designs everything from wedding and party invitations to party favors to corporate packaging, and even art directs and styles cookbooks on the side. She built her business on kindness and determination. From riffing with clients about whether to...

Duration:00:33:30

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORKING WITH CELEBRITIES TO PROMOTE YOUR BIZ

7/27/2020
It is so easy to be starstruck. We have fulfilled orders for musicians, athletes, actors and actresses. Obviously, it never got old. There is a difference between fulfilling a celebrity's order and actually working with one to promote your products, services, brand, business. I worked with our PR agency to woo celebrities and also worked on our own to achieve a contract with a celebrity to promote our product. I learned along the way many things, including: celebrities are gaining from...

Duration:00:12:10

WE'RE TALKING AHA MOMENTS, MOMPRENEURSHIP & VIRUS PROOFING YOUR BIZ

7/21/2020
Peggy Boyd started Surgical Alternative as a new college graduate. Her tremendous success over the past two decades has been due to perseverance and determination. Entrepreneurship for Peggy was "A grain of sand that just grew and grew into an agitation and developed eventually into a pearl." We don't talk checklists, we talk about what it is really like to run a business. Real talk, real examples and we go over all of this as well: Peggy said, "If it was easy, everyone would be doing...

Duration:00:31:28

THE SWEET RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOOD & BUSINESS

7/13/2020
There is no recipe for a successful business. The ingredients are somewhat known but the measurements definitely vary. The recipe for a company culture is as simple or as intricate as you make it, and the place where you build your success can truly be a delectable one. How can food have a positive impact on your company culture? We will talk grab and go, sit and linger and celebratory toasts. I also offer my favorite ideas for foodie themed team builders: try the no bake bake...

Duration:00:09:26

EMPATHETIC LEADERSHIP: ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO CRY PRETTY

7/7/2020
We think all leaders should know how to lead in a time of crisis; however, that is only the case if they have at least this one critical element in their leadership toolbox, and that is empathy. You don't have to have gone through the exact experience as an employee to respect and care for their situation. Empathy is more than relating. Takeaway from the episode how to be an empathetic leader by listening (silence is uncomfy but OK), read cues, and have tissues, lots and lots of tissues on...

Duration:00:09:28