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If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either do not know where to start or need some help with the startup process, then you will 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 will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what I have defined as the Dream / Plan / Execute process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. So listen in, share the episodes with others and remember, life is a journey, so enjoy the ride.

If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either do not know where to start or need some help with the startup process, then you will 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 will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what I have defined as the Dream / Plan / Execute process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. So listen in, share the episodes with others and remember, life is a journey, so enjoy the ride.

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United States

Description:

If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either do not know where to start or need some help with the startup process, then you will 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 will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what I have defined as the Dream / Plan / Execute process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up. So listen in, share the episodes with others and remember, life is a journey, so enjoy the ride.

Language:

English

Contact:

518-469-7029


Episodes

Episode 20-Interview with Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation

1/9/2021
Episode 20 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...

Duration:00:24:05

Episode 19-Interview with Sean Castrina, serial entrepreneur and multi-published author

12/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:01

Episode 18-Interview with Matt Crump-Transformational Coach/Author/Speaker and PODCAST HOST

12/23/2020
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: * future trends * 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...

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 17 Interview with Donna Riccardo-Public Speaking Coach

12/11/2020
Episode Notes 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...

Duration:00:37:04

Episode 16- Interview with Kris Hughes, Content Marketing Strategist

11/30/2020
Episode 16 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...

Duration:00:31:21

Episode 15- Interview with Videographer Wesley Dean founder of Intermotion Media

11/13/2020
*Episode 15* 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...

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 14- Interview with Wendy Gilhula, Children's author and author coach

10/31/2020
Wendy Gilhula is an educator, writer, kindness app creator, and best-selling author of the Pika Bunny Learning Series. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from The University of Tennessee, Wendy has created an innovative learning series that teaches understanding and kindness. Wendy creates mobile PIKA (Practice Intentional Kindness Apps) for businesses that want to reward their employees for acts of kindness. Her books have been recommended by therapists, counselors, activists, and...

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 13-Interview with Justin Batt- Serial Entrepreneur and creator of Daddy Saturday

10/23/2020
Episode 13-Interview with Justin Batt-Fatherhood Disruptor | Healthcare Innovator | TEDx Speaker | OCR Athlete Justin Batt is one of the fortunate people who found the collision of their calling and passion in life. Justin is a healthcare innovator and works in the B2B sector with the largest biopharmaceutical and life science companies in the world. Justin Batt aims to disrupt fatherhood with intentionality, by creating intentional fathers who raise good kids who become great adults. He...

Duration:00:24:06

Episode 12- Interview with April Shprintz of The Generosity Culture

10/16/2020
April Shprintz has spent over two decades driving growth for companies through Generosity. She started her career in the Air Force and went on to specialize in sales, operations, and marketing, supporting Fortune 500 clients and generating over $1 billion in combined additional revenue for the companies she served. 3 ½ years ago, after her highest earning, 7- figure year in the corporate world, April left to start Driven Outcomes helping companies around the globe accelerate their...

Duration:00:19:12

Episode 11- Does Following Your Dream Seem More Like a Nightmare?

10/11/2020
Episode 11 Notes: Does the task of starting a business seem either vague, or daunting, or expensive, or something that just takes too much time or money? Does any one…or ALL of these things stop you in your tracks so that you WANT to start a business, but you just can’t seem to get excited about it and actually DO something? I mean.. I get it. You have the idea, and you have the desire, and the entrepreneurial spirit, but when it just comes down to ‘There is just SO MUCH TO DO… and it’s JUST...

Duration:00:06:14

Episode 10- Interview with Juliet Clark from Super Brand Publishing

10/7/2020
What if you could determine who in your audience is your best client in 180 seconds? Juliet Clark is a dynamic and sought -after speaker and podcaster who has spent the last twenty years helping authors, coaches, speakers, and small businesses all over the world build expert platforms. Corporate companies, start ups, and author/ speaker incubators world- wide have benefited from Juliet’s unique and massively effective method of mastering lead generation and qualification for expert status....

Duration:00:24:33

Episode 9- Interview with Markus Copeland, Personal Fitness Trainer

9/28/2020
Markus Copeland is from Lynchburg VA and currently has a fitness training business SELF Dreams, in Colonial Heights VA, helping people of all ages with their unique fitness goals. He’s been in the fitness industry for about 10 years and follows this philosophy: “I believe that everyone can accomplish any dreams they have by having self determination, self respect, self esteem, self assurance, being self motivated and having self sacrifice.” In this episode, he discusses how he started his...

Duration:00:13:22

Episode 8- Interview with Published Adult and Children's Author Christine J. Gilbert

9/23/2020
Christine J. Gilbert grew up in a small town in Missouri. She was a corporate executive and then later became a successful entrepreneur. Christine is the author of six books- 3 books for the adult series and 3 for the children’s series. Her 3 book adult series titles are: • MANipulated Into Fear, There Is Always A Pattern, that was Book 1, • White Roses In A Dream, Traits, Patterns, and Action Plans, that was Book 2, and • DEEP SEEDED SECRETS, Corruption Lies, and Murder, as Book 3. Based on...

Duration:00:19:18

Episode 7- Interview with Discovery Coach Kari Schwear from Graytonic

9/19/2020
Kari Schwear has spent most of her professional life helping people find the story they want to tell about the choices they make in their lives. For the past two decades, she has helped companies grow by finding new ways to serve clients. Kari believes the best way for a company to expand is to help its clients expand. She founded GrayTonic and Question the Drink (QTD) in 2018 for professionals like herself that are using alcohol as a coping mechanism for stress. Kari is a Discovery Coach,...

Duration:00:19:30

Episode 6- Finding Your Zone of Genius

9/6/2020
Finding Your Zone of Genius Have you reached your true potential? If not, what is holding you back? Do you know what your true potential is? In this episode, we will be diving in to the possibilities of aiming higher and achieving much, much more than we ever thought possible. There is a very popular book that hit the shopping carts in 2009 called The Big Leap (...

Duration:00:12:54

Episode 5-Interview with Bed and Breakfast owner, Janice Clifton from Virginia Cliffe Inn

8/31/2020
*Episode 5 Notes* Occasionally, we will interview successful business owners and find out how they went through the startup process, to hear about the obstacles they had to overcome and how they were able to turn their dream into a reality. Listen to get some inside tips on how to start your own B&B business. Some of the questions we asked were: 1. What made you want to have a Bed and Breakfast business? 2. How did you turn your dream into a reality? 3. Did you have any help along the way?...

Duration:00:14:21

Episode 4- Starting a Business From the Inside Out

8/30/2020
Some people may be struggling with not only developing your mission, but not even knowing what the mission is supposed to be. But where does the ‘mission’ fit into the bigger picture here of our lives? I like to look at it this way.. We all have a purpose in life.. even though many struggle to figure this out. But if you separate the perspective into layers and look at it this way, it may help. For example.. I like to think of life this way. · A Vision · A Mission · Goals · And Tasks to...

Duration:00:16:03

Episode 3-What is Your Why?

8/22/2020
As I talk to people about the startup process, I hear a question over and over ‘How do I decide if I should start a business?’ This all comes down to ‘what’s your motivation?’ In other words.. what is your ‘why’? Many reasons motivate entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of launching profitable companies. Some reasons are better than others while others are downright awful. Before making a decision that is difficult to undo, it's important to ask yourself difficult questions about your...

Duration:00:16:58

Episode 2-Don't Do What I Did!

8/15/2020
When I started my business in 2002, I didn't rely on people and other resources as much as I should have. As a result, the business startup process was harder and profitability was delayed. This episode will help you with recommendations on resources that are available to you now so that you can start your business and be profitable sooner. You can go to www.tomclairmont.com for more information on how to work through the process of starting your small business. Personal coaching is...

Duration:00:09:38

Premier episode-WELCOME!

7/25/2020
In this premier episode, we'll go through the upcoming theme, format, length and what you can expect to benefit from listening to this podcast. The theme for each episode will be how to make the small business startup process easier for you. You can go to www.tomclairmont.com for more information on how to work through the process of starting your small business. Personal coaching is available also.

Duration:00:05:30