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(Formerly The Fierce Entrepreneur Podcast) The Start Fierce Business Podcast is a business podcast for women who are just starting out in business. We don’t publish interviews with the same celebrity entrepreneurs you’ve heard over and over. You’ll meet regular people, just like you, who turned their dreams into businesses. Startup co-founder and former freelancer, Cindy Rodriguez hosts this podcast.

(Formerly The Fierce Entrepreneur Podcast) The Start Fierce Business Podcast is a business podcast for women who are just starting out in business. We don’t publish interviews with the same celebrity entrepreneurs you’ve heard over and over. You’ll meet regular people, just like you, who turned their dreams into businesses. Startup co-founder and former freelancer, Cindy Rodriguez hosts this podcast.
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(Formerly The Fierce Entrepreneur Podcast) The Start Fierce Business Podcast is a business podcast for women who are just starting out in business. We don’t publish interviews with the same celebrity entrepreneurs you’ve heard over and over. You’ll meet regular people, just like you, who turned their dreams into businesses. Startup co-founder and former freelancer, Cindy Rodriguez hosts this podcast.






#156 - Using Entrepreneurship to Create a Life You Love with Jenna Spencer

Jenna Spencer of AssistPro is a corporate banker turned entrepreneur. Upon realizing that working in the corporate world was stopping her from creating the future she desired, she refused to compromise. Jenna seized the opportunity to create a solution by founding AssistPro. Now, Jenna gets the thrill of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. In this episode, Jenna talks about how she created a life she loves working from home and how she’s using AssistPro to help other women. -----...


#155 - The Importance of Business Negotiation with Elizabeth Suárez

Elizabeth Suárez is a negotiation coach, speaker, and author who empowers professionals to make big decisions. She's spent many years mentoring professionals and serving on the boards of multiple non­profit organizations. In this podcast episode, we discuss how learning to effectively negotiate can have a tremendous impact on your career and future. We talk about the power of your network, as well as how to utilize social media for networking. ----- You’ll find links to everything we...


#154 - How to Set Big Goals for Your Business with Cheryl Sutherland

Cheryl Sutherland, founder of PleaseNotes, felt restless and overwhelmed at her 9 to 5. After months spent in coaching, journaling, and reigniting her inner creativity, she launched PleaseNotes. PleaseNotes features affirmation-filled products that inspire women of color to step into their own power by building confidence, clarity, and creativity. In this episode, we talk about setting big goals and the importance they’ve played in Cheryl’s life. She also shares how her Kickstarter...


#153 - How to Grow a Site from a Single Blogger to 750+ Contributors with Nissan Ahamed

Nissar Ahamed of CareerMetis is an accomplished Growth Hacker. His blog, CareerMetis, has a community-focused approach to career discussion. He’s also the host of the CareerMetis Podcast. In this podcast episode, Nissar shares the strategy he used to gain over 750 contributors to his online publication. We discuss the benefits outside contributors have on growing your audience. We also talk about why you need to show up every day for your business even if you don’t feel like it. -----...


#152 - Cayla Craft on the Power of Positive Thinking in Business

Cayla Craft, owner of Mommy Millionaire is a mom of 3, self-made Millionaire, and lifestyle entrepreneur. Cayla has helped thousands of women start to believe in themselves as entrepreneurs and businesswomen. In this podcast episode, Cayla shares how once she changed limiting beliefs about herself, everything changed. She talks about how network marketing played a part in her mind shift. We also talk about embracing the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. ----- You’ll find links to...


#151 – From Concept to Successful E-Commerce Business with Aman Advani

Aman Advani, CEO & Co-Founder of Ministry of Supply studied Industrial Engineering before pursuing a career in Operational Strategy consulting and attending MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Ministry of Supply is pioneering a new way to dress for the office, with a system of unique wear-to-work clothing. In this episode, Aman shares the process of taking a new product from concept to thriving business. We talk about the challenges of building the right team and the importance of...


#149 - Interview with Serial Entrepreneur &; Author Stacey Banks-Houston

Serial Entrepreneur Stacey Banks-Houston of RSVP Consultants is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business coach. Her mission is to help women push their passion beyond a mere hobby, hustle hard to build their business, and enjoy the fruits of their harvest. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of being led by emotion as business owners. We also discuss the challenge of staying relevant as well as why she’d like to have lunch with Oprah Winfrey. ----- You’ll find...


#148 - Using Self Awareness to Build a Unique Business with Ali Boone

Ali Boone is the owner of Hipster Investments, a business that facilitated over $18M in Real Estate Investing Sales within 5 years. Her primary specialty is teaching people how to start a business with lifestyle design. Although her business has grown significantly, she’s still location-independent. In this episode, we discuss the advantages of using self-awareness as an advantage. She shares the story of how she built her business while working full-time as well as the challenges of...


#147 - Fred Griffin Jr. on the Importance of Being Passionate About Your Business

Serial entrepreneur Fred Griffin, Jr. Grew up in the small town of Eustis, FL. He never knew what he really wanted to be in life. But over time his goals and passion for individuals with disabilities became his number one focus. In this podcast episode, we talk about the importance of having passion in your business endeavors. We also discuss why your main focus in business should not be the money. As well as why he’d like to have lunch with Warren Buffet. ----- You’ll find links to...


#146 - Jenn Scalia on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Jenn Scalia is the CEO of Million Dollar Mommy, a company founded to help women across the world reach their dreams and financial goals. This self-professed introvert and single mom went from rock bottom to creating a 7 figure business within 3 years. In this podcast episode, we talk about listening to what your heart says in regard to all the advice that’s out there. We also discuss the challenge of finding people to continue to help you grow as well as why Jenn would like to have lunch...


#141 - How to Start a Subscription Box with Cratejoy’s Ashley Conway

Ashley Conway, Vice President of Customer Experience at Cratejoy has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs launching their subscription box. Cratejoy’s platform equips entrepreneurs with the tools they need to be successful including a website builder, customer support team, subscriber management and shipping exports. In this episode, Ashley talks about what it takes to start a subscription box as well as best practices. She also shares how you could win $1,000 from Cratejoy for Small...


#139 - James Swanwick on How to Get Your Product in Front of Celebrities

James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor, and podcast host. He’s the CEO of Swanwick Sleep and creator of blue-light blocking glasses Swannies. He’s also the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge and the host of The James Swanwick Show. In this episode, James shares how he got his product in the hands of celebrities such as Rihanna. He shares a roadmap to timing your product launches. We also discuss ways to transform your...


#138 - Having Clarity in Your Business with Monica Kade

Monica Kade is a speaker trainer and communication consultant. She has over 12 years’ experience in publishing, media, and entrepreneurship. Monica has had several successful online ventures, including taking Aspire from a digital magazine to print with no previous print magazine experience. In this episode, we talk about being very clear on what you want to do before you do anything else. We discuss the difficulties of adapting to being your own boss. Monica also shares why she does what...


#110 - How to Go from Beginner to Professional with Melanie Ramiro

Melanie Ramiro is a self-proclaimed artist, photographer, circus freak, fantasy geek, eternal optimist and romantic. After graduating from college, she saw a Cirque du Soleil show, which inspired her to become an acrobat. In today’s podcast episode, Melanie talks about how to go from beginner to professional. She also shares how putting your whole heart into something and going all in can grab the attention of the right people. We also discuss the importance of connecting with your...


#109 – Joe Williams on How to Speak with Confidence in Any Situation

Joe Williams of The Creative Performance Group knew he was an entrepreneur at 16 when he started his first business. Since then, he’s traveled all over the world, has worked with Tony Robbins for over 25 years, and helps people overcome stumbling blocks to speak with confidence and purpose in any situation. In this podcast episode, Joe shares his special formula on how to create the most impact for you. He also shares a checklist for public speaking and talks about why he quit wearing...


#108 - How Jasmene Bowdry Monetized Her Passion for Fashion

Jasmine Bowdry of Bella Rosa Boutique has always been involved in fashion in some aspect. She realized she was an entrepreneur when she realized she didn’t like working for someone else, which was the reason behind being a habitual job hopper. In today’s podcast episode Jasmene talks about the importance of honing in on your craft as well as the importance of learning the market. We also discuss why she’d like to have lunch with Gary Vee and Diddy. ----- You’ll find links to everything we...


#107 - Mitchell Levy on How to Position Yourself as an Expert in Your Industry

Mitchell Levy of AHAthat has been involved in the tech world for decades. Living and working in Silicon Valley, he was able to be a part of many meetings regarding what the internet would be. In today’s podcast episode we discuss the early days of the internet and how technology has evolved since. We discuss how to position yourself as an expert in your industry. Mitchell also shares why he decided to self-fund his business, even though he lives in Silicon Valley. ----- You’ll find links...


#106 - Anda Gansca on the Parts of Entrepreneurship No One Tells You About

Anda Gansca, CEO, and co-founder of Knotch wants to live forever to have enough time to soak up as much information as she can about the world. Her journey to entrepreneurship started as a high schooler in Transylvania where she began her own class and an NGO. In this episode, Anda talks about how she redefines the word hard every month. We also discuss the reason why most companies fail and what she does daily to make sure her business doesn’t fail. ----- You’ll find links to everything...


#105 - How a Creative Writing Paper Became Roy Huff's First Book

Despite growing up in a tough neighborhood, where drugs were all too common, Roy Huff decided to focus on science and science fiction. Today, Roy has 5 degrees; he’s a teacher, research scientist, and writer. He’s published fiction and non-fiction books. In this podcast episode, Roy shares his writing process. He also shares how his first book was born out of a creative writing paper in college. We also talk about the importance of taking action on the plans you make for your business....


#104 - Sidjae Price on the Importance of Creating Business Strategies

Sidjae Price is a shopaholic that loves traveling and sleeping. She’s always known she was an entrepreneur but had a hard time deciding on a business idea. She finally decided on Priceless Planning, where she helps overwhelmed & overworked entrepreneurs organize their businesses. In this podcast episode, we discuss the importance of creating a business plan before you do anything else. Sidjae shares her strategy to disconnecting from her business, so she isn’t working around the clock. We...