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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': 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 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. Resources to Help You Succeed Don't forget to check out the free Resources that are available to help you be more profitable, quicker. 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 like this Podcast and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Logo Details • Platform Preferences • Distribution Tactics • Music Selection • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Necessary Equipment • Intro/Midroll/Outro Messages • Audio: Recording/Editing • Show Notes • Webpage • Promotion • Time Commitment 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! Access To Exclusive Content Paid subscribers discover the latest content revolving around Tom Clairmont's new course "The 7 Building Blocks to a Successful Online Business". You'll have exclusive access to the same information he uses for his coaching clients for a fraction of the cost. Sign up today for special access to this deeper, more specialized content HERE. Signup for the exclusive content today. The exclusive content will be changing occasionally, so listen or download all that you have special access to each week. You have three different payment options: ~Weekly access $7 (lowest risk) ~Monthly access $25 (most popular) ~Annual access $250 (largest savings) You can cancel anytime you want. Enjoy!

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': 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 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. Resources to Help You Succeed Don't forget to check out the free Resources that are available to help you be more profitable, quicker. 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 like this Podcast and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Logo Details • Platform Preferences • Distribution Tactics • Music Selection • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Necessary Equipment • Intro/Midroll/Outro Messages • Audio: Recording/Editing • Show Notes • Webpage • Promotion • Time Commitment 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! Access To Exclusive Content Paid subscribers discover the latest content revolving around Tom Clairmont's new course "The 7 Building Blocks to a Successful Online Business". You'll have exclusive access to the same information he uses for his coaching clients for a fraction of the cost. Sign up today for special access to this deeper, more specialized content HERE. Signup for the exclusive content today. The exclusive content will be changing occasionally, so listen or download all that you have special access to each week. You have three different payment options: ~Weekly access $7 (lowest risk) ~Monthly access $25 (most popular) ~Annual access $250 (largest savings) You can cancel anytime you want. Enjoy!

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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': 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 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. Resources to Help You Succeed Don't forget to check out the free Resources that are available to help you be more profitable, quicker. 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 like this Podcast and want to start your own? Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include: • Picking a Niche Market • Logo Details • Platform Preferences • Distribution Tactics • Music Selection • Content Creation • Guests and Interviews • Necessary Equipment • Intro/Midroll/Outro Messages • Audio: Recording/Editing • Show Notes • Webpage • Promotion • Time Commitment 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! Access To Exclusive Content Paid subscribers discover the latest content revolving around Tom Clairmont's new course "The 7 Building Blocks to a Successful Online Business". You'll have exclusive access to the same information he uses for his coaching clients for a fraction of the cost. Sign up today for special access to this deeper, more specialized content HERE. Signup for the exclusive content today. The exclusive content will be changing occasionally, so listen or download all that you have special access to each week. You have three different payment options: ~Weekly access $7 (lowest risk) ~Monthly access $25 (most popular) ~Annual access $250 (largest savings) You can cancel anytime you want. Enjoy!

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Episodes

Ep 66: Overcoming obstacles

10/17/2021
Hello friends. I’d like to talk a little today about overcoming obstacles. Now, I’ve been around awhile and have experienced a lot of things but I won’t pretend to be a know-it-all in this situation. I’ve been through a number of life pivots and was hoping to address this topic and give you some encouragement on your journey as well. There are so many things that can get in our way. We have plans, and goals and hopes and dreams and we can get frustrated and discouraged when things don’t go...

Duration:00:18:23

Ep 65: What is my calling?

10/10/2021
How to Find Your Calling When You Don’t Know What You Want Some people could go their entire life, or at least a few decades, working in a career path that was either chosen for them, or it was just something that they ended up into for one reason or another. They may be in healthcare, or finance, or in some sort of law enforcement or legal capacity. Whatever it is, you may be finding yourself in a career path that wasn’t really what you expected when you were younger, or even 10 years...

Duration:00:22:51

Ep 64: How Do You Get There From Here?

10/3/2021
Getting 'There' Friends, we see it all the time. The social media world is full of people that either flaunt their success or fake their success (doesn’t it get on your nerves?). And all of that influence on us can keep us in a constant state of either awe and envy, or frustration and anger, of what someone else has or we see the so called business that they built and the so-called lifestyle they have. And then they go and talk about their $20K course that they offer for how YOU TOO can...

Duration:00:17:53

Ep 63: Retirement- Why Start a Business When You're Supposed to Stop?

9/26/2021
Some people dream of the day when they can do absolutely nothing. To them, retirement is that euphoric future of sleeping in, lounging in the sun, being on perpetual vacation and thinking as little as possible for the rest of their lives. Retirement is supposed to be the perfect time for things like travel and exploring old interests and passions and finally doing all those things you wanted to do; but it can also be a great time to start a business. But… why would you ever want to do...

Duration:00:11:15

Ep 62: Interview with Shannon Greenwood-Founder, Rebelle Community

9/16/2021
This week I interview Shannon Greenwood, founder of Rebelle Community. I really enjoyed hearing Shannon’s inspirational story about how she made a huge life pivot transition and went from burnout to thriving business community. Shannon had a successful brick and mortar business which was very profitable, but the price of success was too much at the time. She was not happy and not enjoying life. She started to reach out to friends and colleagues about what they were experiencing and found...

Duration:00:23:45

Ep 61 How Small Achievements Lead to Big Success

9/12/2021
Friends, if you’ve been listening to this Podcast for awhile, I’m sure you’ve heard me say a number of times that I encourage you to think big and dream big and not to be discouraged… and DON’T GIVE UP, right? And hopefully, you’re with me on that. Hopefully, you are making big plans and pursuing a big dream and working out details for how you might achieve that dream. Now, people dream big all the time. That’s nothing new. But it's the people that take action to reach their goals that...

Duration:00:14:40

Ep 60: The If Only Mindset Trap

9/5/2021
Doing Something Different So many people today feel trapped in dead end jobs that offer no hope for the future. They cling to the illusion of security while subconsciously aware of the reality that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 50,000 American workers are fired each day! We also know that 84% of American workers plan to look for a new job in the next twelve months. It’s an interesting situation. People invest a huge portion of their lives doing work they don’t...

Duration:00:13:19

Ep 59: Stop Planning and Start Doing- 3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

8/29/2021
Today I’d like to talk a little about the small business planning process and how it can be easy to get caught up in the process and hit a wall. Planning to Plan There's no shortage of big goals or ideas. And most of the time, we don't hesitate to begin the planning process on how we're going to achieve those things. But, while planning is good, too much planning can be the very thing that stops us from any sort of real progress. Planning can be a way to feel like we’re making progress,...

Duration:00:13:12

Ep 58: The Tools We Use

8/22/2021
I mentioned in the last episode that I have a free resource called ‘The Tools We Use’ that helps people get a better understanding of what are some of the best helpful online tools to use to accomplish some of the most basic or frequent tasks. There are so many online tools to use, it can be a bit confusing to decide on which ones to use sometimes. And I know that everyone has a different opinion, but at least I can help you become more familiar with some tools to help you in your decision...

Duration:00:15:13

Ep 57: The 3 Critical Stories You'll Need for Your Business

8/15/2021
Whether you’re just thinking about starting your business or even after you’ve launched, I think this episode will be of interest for you today. You see, we all need to form relationships with people in the business realm, but we need to do it in such a way as to get somewhat personal as well. We can’t expect to form meaningful relationships with others if we just talk business all the time, right? People need to understand who we are and why we’re doing what we’re doing. They need to see...

Duration:00:13:45

Ep 56: Breaking away from conventional thinking when starting your business

8/8/2021
I’ve talked to a number of people throughout the years about starting on online business and some of them were real close to stepping into some major startup landmines. And today, I’d like to help you avoid some major pitfalls in your potential business startup. So, let’s just assume that you’ve made the decision to go ahead and have your own business. You’re: • Experienced • Educated • Certified • Trained • Expert You have a certain expertise and you may have gotten it through...

Duration:00:15:21

Ep 55: A Missed Opportunity for a Business? 5 Ways to Bounce Back

8/1/2021
For those of us that are over 40…or 50, I’m sure you don’t have to think too long to remember some sort of opportunity you had that you either missed, didn’t recognize right away, or just plain passed up. Maybe you even blew it a few times on those opportunities that you did see coming and took action on, but…it just didn’t work out for some reason or another. But sometimes, it happens, where we see something staring at us right in the face and we don’t act on it for some reason. That...

Duration:00:14:26

Ep 54: What does success look like for your business

7/25/2021
Business success is different for everyone. Creating a strategy and outlining what success looks like for you gives you a way to measure your success. The 2 ingredients to the recipe of success are hard work and persistence, no matter what business you're in. Just showing up…not quitting, is half the battle. This episode is for entrepreneurs who want to understand what success in business looks like so they can lead themselves, or their team on the right path. Many new business owners...

Duration:00:12:18

Ep 53: Starting a full time vs part time business

7/18/2021
There’s pros and cons to every decision, that’s nothing new. And I’ve done both sides of the coin here in having my business be full time and part time, based on the economy and the market needs…also my family needs at the time. So I think I have enough experience from both angles to talk about this and hopefully help you to have more clarity when you’re making your decisions. Here are some things to think about when trying to decide the right path for you and your business. Even if,...

Duration:00:09:41

Ep 52: You have a great business idea: So now what?

7/11/2021
It Hits You You never know where it’ll hit you. You have a great idea for a new business and you’re really excited about it. It might happen when you’re walking down the street or when you’re just laying in bed or just driving down the road: a new business idea hits you, and it doesn’t let you go! While you might feel the urge to just drop everything else and jump on it, you should really take some time to think this through, rationally, to make sure that you’re not going to be spending a...

Duration:00:14:40

Ep 51: 8 Ways to Know It’s Time to Give Up on Your Business Idea

7/4/2021
Friends, I spend a lot of time creating positive, can-do content that focuses mainly on how and when to start a business. I talk about mindset reset issues and the different types of entrepreneurs…all of that. And I’m really focused on the positive side of the startup process. I spend a lot of time explaining to people how to overcome their fears and helping them to see what’s possible. We live in the best country in the world and it offers so much opportunity. But the fact still remains...

Duration:00:09:34

Ep 50: Business Model Basics- 4 Types That Can Work For You

6/27/2021
Over the years, I’ve tried my hand at different business models. For the most part, I’ve been successful, but there have been some struggles and ups an downs along the way. Some methods work better than others. Sometimes it’s all about timing and how the offer is presented. And I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way that I’d like to share with you. I hope these lessons help you focus your thinking on what the best business models are for you. The great thing about all of these...

Duration:00:18:02

Ep 49: How to connect the dots when the dots keep moving

6/20/2021
In today's Internet-driven, mobile phone society, where everyone’s more connected through the Internet, small businesses need to evolve with consumer demands and expectations. People can access information so much more each year through more and more ways and are bombarded with sales pitches about how to have a 6 figure income. But also, more and more, businesses and non profit organizations are falling behind and losing the edge they thought they had just a few years ago. It’s become less...

Duration:00:18:02

Ep 48: How to Define and Develop Your Personal Strengths

6/13/2021
You can only reach your ultimate development in those areas in which you have passion. For example, you can never become a truly great golfer if you don’t even like to play. Maybe you’re fortunate enough to already know what you’re the most passionate about. Or maybe you feel that you’ve never had the chance to really consider your aspirations. I wasn’t raised by parents to have goals and dreams, or to even think about the possibilities that come with living in the United States. My...

Duration:00:31:15

Ep 47: Focus or Failure?

6/6/2021
I prefer to focus on a positive mindset and to focus on success. We really don’t need encouragement to dwell on failure. For some reason we seem to gravitate toward the negative thoughts and actions and need to be convinced, over and over again to NOT dwell on negative things. But at the same time, I think there’s value in understanding what could go wrong and what does go wrong. So, over the last two decades of being in business, and seeing the changes I’ve had to make to stay in...

Duration:00:20:01