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Starting a business with a solid plan is essential for success in today's competitive world. With so many options for everyone to choose from, how will you stand out above the crowd and rise above the noise? What will be your plan for success? Listen for a fresh perspective from someone that knows what the struggles are and how to overcome them. Listen for some motivation and a 'mindset reset' to help you keep moving forward and to have a perspective of expecting success. Who Is This Podcast For? If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either don't know where to start, need some encouragement or help with the startup process, then you will enjoy this podcast. Are you planning a second act for your life because of retirement or pending retirement? The small business world is very different than it used to be. Are you in the middle of a later in life pivot and you need to save a lot of time with your new business launch? Well, listen in and pick the episodes that will help you the most. What Will You Hear? We will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what are defined as the Dream / Plan / Launch process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. We'll go over topics relating to the '7 Basic Building Blocks of An Online Personal Brand Business': And also...Mindset Reset topics as well. I also added content on how you can start your own Podcast and offer a free E-book for you if you want to do it yourself (link below). 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. About the Host Podcast host, Tom Clairmont has been a small business owner for the past 20 years in the United States and has a special focus on providing step by step personal brand, small business startup coaching, for those that are looking to become a full time or part time entrepreneur. Especially to those making that later in life shift. If you'd like some 1:1 or group coaching on how to start your own personal brand business or Podcast more efficiently and faster, you can sign up for an open time slot (or get on the waiting list) at www.tomclairmont.com/coaching Sign up for Tom's Tips each week through email HERE. Personal Brand Business Startup e-Books Need to really speed up the startup process? You can download some e-Books as well that cover a variety of relevant and helpful small business startup topics. Join the growing and very popular 'e-Book of the Month Club' to get FREE small business-related, jam-packed e-Books, all from Tom's personal library. You can only get these free by joining the Club! You'll save hundreds of dollars, overall. Want to Start a Podcast? Do you love listening to Podcasts and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Distribution Tips • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Hardware and Software • Promotion • Growing Your Audience This mini-course will certainly speed up the Podcast launch process for you by at least 6 months as opposed to relying on self help videos on social media. This Podcast is heard all around the world, and is popular in the Americas/Europe/Asia and Australia. Can you have a successful Podcast as well? Of course you can. If I can do it, then so can you!

Starting a business with a solid plan is essential for success in today's competitive world. With so many options for everyone to choose from, how will you stand out above the crowd and rise above the noise? What will be your plan for success? Listen for a fresh perspective from someone that knows what the struggles are and how to overcome them. Listen for some motivation and a 'mindset reset' to help you keep moving forward and to have a perspective of expecting success. Who Is This Podcast For? If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either don't know where to start, need some encouragement or help with the startup process, then you will enjoy this podcast. Are you planning a second act for your life because of retirement or pending retirement? The small business world is very different than it used to be. Are you in the middle of a later in life pivot and you need to save a lot of time with your new business launch? Well, listen in and pick the episodes that will help you the most. What Will You Hear? We will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what are defined as the Dream / Plan / Launch process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. We'll go over topics relating to the '7 Basic Building Blocks of An Online Personal Brand Business': And also...Mindset Reset topics as well. I also added content on how you can start your own Podcast and offer a free E-book for you if you want to do it yourself (link below). 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. About the Host Podcast host, Tom Clairmont has been a small business owner for the past 20 years in the United States and has a special focus on providing step by step personal brand, small business startup coaching, for those that are looking to become a full time or part time entrepreneur. Especially to those making that later in life shift. If you'd like some 1:1 or group coaching on how to start your own personal brand business or Podcast more efficiently and faster, you can sign up for an open time slot (or get on the waiting list) at www.tomclairmont.com/coaching Sign up for Tom's Tips each week through email HERE. Personal Brand Business Startup e-Books Need to really speed up the startup process? You can download some e-Books as well that cover a variety of relevant and helpful small business startup topics. Join the growing and very popular 'e-Book of the Month Club' to get FREE small business-related, jam-packed e-Books, all from Tom's personal library. You can only get these free by joining the Club! You'll save hundreds of dollars, overall. Want to Start a Podcast? Do you love listening to Podcasts and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Distribution Tips • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Hardware and Software • Promotion • Growing Your Audience This mini-course will certainly speed up the Podcast launch process for you by at least 6 months as opposed to relying on self help videos on social media. This Podcast is heard all around the world, and is popular in the Americas/Europe/Asia and Australia. Can you have a successful Podcast as well? Of course you can. If I can do it, then so can you!

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Starting a business with a solid plan is essential for success in today's competitive world. With so many options for everyone to choose from, how will you stand out above the crowd and rise above the noise? What will be your plan for success? Listen for a fresh perspective from someone that knows what the struggles are and how to overcome them. Listen for some motivation and a 'mindset reset' to help you keep moving forward and to have a perspective of expecting success. Who Is This Podcast For? If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either don't know where to start, need some encouragement or help with the startup process, then you will enjoy this podcast. Are you planning a second act for your life because of retirement or pending retirement? The small business world is very different than it used to be. Are you in the middle of a later in life pivot and you need to save a lot of time with your new business launch? Well, listen in and pick the episodes that will help you the most. What Will You Hear? We will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what are defined as the Dream / Plan / Launch process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. We'll go over topics relating to the '7 Basic Building Blocks of An Online Personal Brand Business': And also...Mindset Reset topics as well. I also added content on how you can start your own Podcast and offer a free E-book for you if you want to do it yourself (link below). 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. About the Host Podcast host, Tom Clairmont has been a small business owner for the past 20 years in the United States and has a special focus on providing step by step personal brand, small business startup coaching, for those that are looking to become a full time or part time entrepreneur. Especially to those making that later in life shift. If you'd like some 1:1 or group coaching on how to start your own personal brand business or Podcast more efficiently and faster, you can sign up for an open time slot (or get on the waiting list) at www.tomclairmont.com/coaching Sign up for Tom's Tips each week through email HERE. Personal Brand Business Startup e-Books Need to really speed up the startup process? You can download some e-Books as well that cover a variety of relevant and helpful small business startup topics. Join the growing and very popular 'e-Book of the Month Club' to get FREE small business-related, jam-packed e-Books, all from Tom's personal library. You can only get these free by joining the Club! You'll save hundreds of dollars, overall. Want to Start a Podcast? Do you love listening to Podcasts and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Distribution Tips • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Hardware and Software • Promotion • Growing Your Audience This mini-course will certainly speed up the Podcast launch process for you by at least 6 months as opposed to relying on self help videos on social media. This Podcast is heard all around the world, and is popular in the Americas/Europe/Asia and Australia. Can you have a successful Podcast as well? Of course you can. If I can do it, then so can you!

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Episodes

Ep. 107: How mind mapping can help your business

7/31/2022
I came across mind mapping years ago and it’s always helped me to see an overall plan in a great visual way. Always. If you’re not familiar with mind mapping, what is it? Well, if you’ve ever drawn out a diagram on a napkin or piece of paper, that’s what I’m talking about, but now, it’s in a more modern, computer generated sort of way. A Mind Map is an easy way to brainstorm your thoughts and plans and allows you to visually structure your ideas so you can see from a different angle how...

Duration:00:12:37

Ep. 106: Letting go of the past and moving forward

7/24/2022
We all have a past, right? Not something we can forget about or ignore, even if we try. And it’s always a mix of all the ups and downs in life. We’ve probably got more of the downs than we’d like to remember, but, that’s life. Some good things. Some very good things, and some not so good things as well. But we can learn from the past. We can take all the good and the bad and use it all for what we want to step into for the next chapter in our lives. Now why would I have this as a topic...

Duration:00:09:56

Ep. 105: Do Something Now!

7/17/2022
Friends, there are times in our lives when we have to make a decision. We can think about stuff all day long and put things off, but eventually…eventually, we somehow come to the point of ‘I’ve had enough of this. Something needs to change.’ Right? I don’t know what it is, sometimes. I don’t have a formula for why this happens to me or anybody. But it does. We sit on the sidelines and watch. We listen to others succeed and we wait. We have these thoughts of how we want things to be but we...

Duration:00:13:02

Ep. 104: What’s Your Unique Selling Point | How Can You Use It to get Clients?

7/10/2022
I spend a lot of time on LinkedIn. And I think LI is fantastic. But I see a lot of people’s profiles that totally miss the mark on the message it sends. Too many people still have that old mindset of trying to lift themselves up and put themselves on a pedestal. All the things they’ve accomplished. How many degrees they have. Me, me, me. Look at me and how great I am. Friends, if you’re on LinkedIn or Instagram, or whatever platform you’re using, and you’re using it to try to get clients,...

Duration:00:12:45

Ep. 103: The Solopreneur Challenge: What should I focus on?

7/3/2022
You’re Not Alone If you’re in the planning stages of starting a solopreneur type business, or maybe you already launched one, you’ll more than likely be having the same thoughts and questions that all the other solopreneurs have. Questions like: · How do I start? · What should I focus on? · How can I possibly get all this stuff done? · What about all that techie stuff that I’m supposed to know and do? Well, first of all, I’d just like to say, ‘You’re not alone.’ This is the kind of...

Duration:00:16:50

Ep.102: Webinars part 2- Are they effective?

6/26/2022
In the last episode, I covered the topic of ‘should you create a webinar for your business’. I did an overview of the process and how much is involved in making a webinar so that you can decide on your own if you have enough time or money to have one done and if you think it’s right for you. But what I didn’t cover was the topic of effectiveness, so I have some stats on webinars today that I think will help you as well so that you can make an informed decision. Now, I know that stats can...

Duration:00:12:39

Ep.101: Should you create a Webinar for your business?

6/19/2022
Webinars seem to be the new rage lately, right? More and more, we’re seeing them pop up all over as a source of providing information by video for a wide spectrum of industries and businesses. And for good reason, I think. If they’re created with great, informative and compelling content that meets a real need, and done with professionalism…and then add in the on-demand option so you can watch it anytime, and you have yourself a winning webinar. But there are certain aspects of webinars...

Duration:00:16:31

Ep. 100: Book Report: Pivot, by Adam Merkel | MUST READ

6/12/2022
I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life when I think I need to make a serious course correction. Sometimes it’s about personal things. Sometimes it’s about my business and whether or not to keep going in the same direction or to make some course corrections along the way. And when life happens to us…things that we can’t avoid or control, and we need to make these serious changes, it’s good to have a great book in your hands to read that will help you to sort through the...

Duration:00:11:24

Ep. 99: How to Avoid Chaos in Starting a Personal Brand Business

6/5/2022
We live in a time where information and influence comes as easy as breathing. Whatever we want to know or learn about, we can pursue it and either read or watch videos on it. No topic seems to be untapped. But because we have all of this information at our fingertips, we can easily get information overload. And with all this information, get lost in the process of what to do with it. Now, I’m a process and procedure sort of guy. I like to have things done in a certain order so that I don’t...

Duration:00:12:09

Ep. 98: What is a personal brand business?

5/29/2022
What Is a Personal Brand? Well friends, I’m sure that there are a lot of people that already have this personal brand stuff figured out, but there may be some of you listening that need a bit more clarification to what all this ‘personal brand’ stuff is and how they should think of it. Because for me, when I started out, the meaning has sort of shifted a bit over the past 20 years and to be honest, I really like the way the definition evolved over time. And just to be clear, when I...

Duration:00:14:37

Ep. 97: When is the right time to start a business?

5/22/2022
Is there a ‘right’ time to start a business? Hello again friends, I have a topic here today that is a very popular one for sure. When should you start a business? Is there a right time, a right opportunity, a right situation, a right…answer? And if you go to Google trends and type in ‘the right time to start a business’, you’ll see that over the past 5 years, the results, in the US, and around the world, shows that this topic has been gaining steam since around May of 2020. Why? Well,...

Duration:00:14:01

Ep. 96: My Favorite Tools Part 2

5/15/2022
If you’ve been listening for awhile, you may have heard in episode 58 titled ‘the tools we use’, I briefly went over some of the software tools I use to run my business and why I use them. I even created a free download of a pdf on this very same topic with the links to click on to get them in order for you to save some time. And that’s what this is all about for me here in doing these types of things…saving you time and money and helping you along the way by learning what works for me so...

Duration:00:16:49

Ep. 95: Getting past imposter syndrome

5/8/2022
Imposter syndrome. It can be very real. And it keeps coming up in conversations that I have with people. Feeling like a phony. Feeling like you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing. Feeling like you’re not the person that you say you are. You see, when you’re just getting started, and you don’t have clients or customers yet, and you’re just spending time tweaking your website and poking around on social media, it can feel like you’re just going through the motions. You’re telling people...

Duration:00:07:53

Ep. 94: Are you stuck in learning mode?

5/3/2022
So, you want to finally go forward with starting a business. This is something you’re sure about and you’ve got the confidence and determination to work through the problems and find a way to succeed. But you’re finding that there’s a lot more to learn than you originally thought. A lot. And it seems that with every step forward, you’re getting the impression that you’re taking two learning steps back. You have all these ideas but you’re not sure how to put them into action and piece this...

Duration:00:10:13

Taking a little break for vacation

4/24/2022
Hey friends and loyal listeners. I’ll be taking a 2 week break from the Podcast while I’m on vacation. After almost 100 episodes, I’m still far from finished talking about one of my favorite subjects…helping people get their online business launched and helping them with both the how to’s and all the tech involved. Some of the topics I’ve been working on for future episodes are · Getting past imposter syndrome · Do something now! · Confidence beats formal education · My favorite tools...

Duration:00:01:06

Ep. 92: Interview with UK entrepreneur Alexis Kingsbury

4/17/2022
In this episode we hear about how Alexis started his entrepreneurial journey and how he initially started as a consultant in a large firm, but becoming more aware of the needs of both big and small businesses. He saw others around him that were considered successful, but weren’t able to spend time with their family and friends. He created his first company called Spidergap, which creates and runs 360° Feedback assessments that help your employees to take action on personal development. But...

Duration:00:35:35

Ep. 91: Interview with Gina Horkey-Creator of 'The Fully Booked Virtual Assistant' course

4/10/2022
Gina started out as a Financial Advisor in 2014 and wondering if she really wanted to do this long term even though she was successful in this role. She had a desire for a different future and wanted to change and grow her skills and take a new path into another career, her vision for how she wanted to live and have a growing business with more control over her time and life. She learned how to do freelance writing and was able to take on few clients and started her side business as a...

Duration:00:28:52

Ep. 90: Why a lot of existing competition should inspire you to compete

4/3/2022
Friends, I just had a thought about competition lately and I was reminded of a conversation I had with a professionally trained and educated photographer a few years ago. She wasn’t practicing her trade, even part time and I asked why? She said that there’s already a number of other photographers around and why would anyone else want one more in the mix? I used an example that I frequently use in these types of conversations, (because it wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this sort of...

Duration:00:09:30

Ep. 89: When Reality Sets In

3/27/2022
Having the dream It’s great to have a dream. Right? I think we all have some sort of dream that we’d like to accomplish someday. And having that dream of a better life is always a good thing. Because not everyone can have those positive thoughts and ambitions. Not everyone even knows how to dream big…or even dream at all about a better life. I know I wasn’t brought up to think that way. It never even came up. I’m certain of it. My dad didn’t graduate high school and my mom never went to...

Duration:00:16:00

Ep. 88: The 7 P's to Profitability (part2)

3/20/2022
Welcome back to part 2 of the 7 P’s to profitability. In the first part of this 2 part session, we covered Personal story, Platform and then positioning. Next, we’ll be going over 1. Product 2. Packaging 3. Pitch and 4. Partners So remember, each step compliments the one before it and is in this particular order for a reason. No one step can be independent without all the others in place. So.. let’s dive in. Product /(Service) To profit from your personal brand, you (obviously)...

Duration:00:20:01