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A podcast to help aspiring entrepreneurs increase their chances of success

A podcast to help aspiring entrepreneurs increase their chances of success


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A podcast to help aspiring entrepreneurs increase their chances of success




Cynthia Zhai - Influence Through Voice

Cynthia Zhai is a Voice Coach, Speaker and Author. She has helped Executives and Professional Speakers to develop their powerful voice that holds the room, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action. Some of the high-profile clients she's worked with include as a simultaneous interpreter for G8 Leaders Summit, a governmental forum attended by the heads of government. She loves speaking. It makes her come alive, despite being a happy introvert. She has had the privilege to...


Suzanne Carpenter - CarpenterOne80

Suzanne Carpenter is an approachable, sincere, fun-loving, and passionate leader who loves to see personal improvement and transformation in those she teaches. Through her successful 10-year nutrition career, Suzanne saw a gap in the industry and a trend in society. Americans are more confused and overwhelmed than ever when it comes to actually losing weight and keeping it off. She created a virtual nutrition education company called CarpenterOne80 whose mission is to provide affordable and...


Arnie Rintzler - AWR Business Concepts

"People make the difference," says Arnold Rintzler of AWR Business Concepts. "More than any other business variable, the development of human resources is the key to greater growth and profits." Arnie knows his subject. He has successfully coached more than 300 individuals in 40 industries, helping them to achieve inspired leadership, employee cohesion and ultimately, greater profit. As a certified facilitator for the Total Quality Institute and Resources Associates Corporation, he has...


Mitch Cahn - Unionwear (made in the USA)

Mitch Cahn started Unionwear in 1992 with six sewers and a contract to make baseball hats for Ralph Lauren. Now Unionwear is one of the largest private employers of Newark residents, with 175 employees, and contracts to manufacture accessories for every branch of the armed services, every Democratic candidate for president, and brands such as Vineyard Vines and Supreme. Mitch joins Mitch to talk about the shift he made to support front line efforts during the COVID crisis. Mitch's continual...


Ron Laikind - Extreme Mist **BONUS COVID EPISODE**

Ron Laikind is the inventor of Extreme Mist Personal Cooling System (PCS) and Extreme Mist Portable Sanitizing System (PSS). He joins Mitch on this episode to talk about some of his outdoor adventures, his Extreme Mist invention and how he has pivoted his product to react to the COVID crisis. As a result of COVID-19, he pivoted and retrofitted Extreme Mist to the Extreme Mist Portable Sanitizing System to disinfect cars, gyms, homes, offices and more. With...


Michele Siekerka - President & CEO of NJBIA

The former Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, Michele Siekerka now serves as the top executive for New Jersey’s largest member organization, NJBIA (NJ Business & Industry Association), comprised of 20,000 member companies. Michele and her organization ensures that New Jersey’s business climate is competitive by way of taxes, costs of doing business and cutting red tape. They provide business resources and programs that support business sustainability...


Bruce Heyman - Fabricland & Metropolitan Window Fashions

Bruce Heyman is the President of Metropolitan Window Fashions, with locations in Manhattan, Green Brook and Paramus NJ. Serving both the retail customer and the design trade, Metropolitan offers Free in-home decorating services for custom draperies, blinds, motorized shades and reupholstery. Bruce has held the position of President in the following organizations: Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA), National Independent Textile Retail Organization (NITRO) and National Advisory...


Richard Laidler - Royaltie

Richard Laidler emigrated to the US in 1996 to exploit his new digital printing technology he had been developing over the previous 4 years. This business was highly successful and he sold it in 2004 for multiple 7 figures. He has owned a number of other businesses since then, including a music business and multiple Dickeys BBQ restaurants. However in more recent years he has focused on more residual based income businesses aimed at small business owners. On this episode, Richard joins...


Jeff Bullas - Influencer & Podcaster

Jeff Bullas is a digital entrepreneur, marketing blogger, keynote speaker, digital strategist and bestselling author. He is the host of The Jeff Bullas Show available on most podcast directories. His mission "Inspire and educate entrepreneurs to grow their business in a digital world”. His website receives over 5 million visitors a year. He has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” and a top 10 Influencer of CMO's globally, both in 2017. Jeff joins Mitch...


Meredith Lehman - Just Farmed

Meredith Lehman has a passion for food, the outdoors and healthy living. She grew up in Pennsylvania competing as a gymnast and later went to the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship. She was always surrounded by healthy living and understood the importance of good nutrition. After 12 years working at a healthcare publishing company she then decided to pursue her passion of making it easy for others to enjoy farm fresh produce by way of Just Farmed. Just Farmed is a seasonal,...


Alix Rubin - Employment Law Issues During the COVID-19 Crisis

Alix Rubin is an employment law attorney practicing in NY and NJ. She owns a private practice in Fairfield, New Jersey and joins me to discuss legal issues that employers and employees may face during the pandemic. Some links for additional employment...


Melinda Emerson - SmallBizLady

Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is regarded as America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally known keynote speaker and has been a thriving entrepreneur for over 20 years. She is a highly regarded expert on small business development, marketing and social selling. She publishes a resource blog Her small business advice is widely read, reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. LinkedIn named her a Top Voice for 2019 in Small...


Wanda Turini -

As Founder of Bull's Eye Innovations (BEI), Wanda has built and fostered a company focused on empowering clients and employees to overcome obstacles, seize opportunity and cultivate innovation in our world. Founded in 2005 as an "incubator for innovative thinking", BEI identifies and develops innovative products and solutions, either organically or through strong strategic partnerships. With a strong visionary approach, Wanda's strategic thinking and off the charts creativity has enabled...


Dr. Tamsin Astor - Chief Habit Scientist

Tamsin Astor, PhD is the founder and Chief Habit Scientist of Yoga Brained Coaching. She is known for giving her clients the tools to shift their mindset, organize their vision, and improve their habits to create an efficient, productive business. We make 35,000 decisions every day, which leads to decision fatigue. Dr. Astor helps her clients reduce the amount of overwhelming decision-making they do by harnessing their goal-achieving machine – AKA – their brains. This also increases their...


Barry Moltz - Your Business Unstuck

As a small business expert, Barry Moltz gets owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. As a small business expert, Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change. He joins Mitch on the podcast to discuss small business and some of the mistakes...


Joe Montes - The Red Cadillac (Tacos & Tequila)

Joe Montes, the owner of The Red Cadillac in Union, New Jersey, joins Mitch to discuss the restaurant business and how he got started. If you're ever in the area, stop in for some of the best tacos and margaritas around! Contact information: Joe's Email: Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram For more information about my podcast, send me an email: Please review us on Apple Podcasts and Podchaser and I always welcome Google reviews...


Gene Marks - Entrepreneur, Business Owner COVID-19 SPECIAL

As a small business expert, Gene Marks writes daily for The Washington Post focusing on issues affecting the business community. He also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, and His columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized business owners around the country. Gene has interviewed celebrity entrepreneurs such as Donald Trump and Gene Simmons. In this special episode, Gene joins Mitch to discuss the...


Kerry George - The CIBN

Kerry George is the founder and owner of The CIBN (Canadian Imperial Business Network) which hosts and runs almost 400 meetings a year to help small business owners network and grow their businesses. Join Mitch on this remote episode where he interviews Kerry from her home in Alberta, Canada. Her journey towards building an organization that truly helps the smallest of business owners is one to be admired. Her contact information: Kerry's Email: Her contact...


Celestina Ando Photography

Celestina Ando joins Mitch to talk about the business of photography and how she made the transition from accounting & finance to portrait photography! Her story is compelling and a good lesson about career changes and transition. Celestina won Gold as Suburban Essex's Reader's Choice Award Best Photographer of Best of Essex in 2019. You can view Celestina's beautiful work on her website: Or follow her on social media:;...


Gary Bizzo - Bizzo Integrated Marketing

Forbes has Gary Bizzo on its Top 25 Business people to follow on Twitter. London-based Richtopia said Bizzo was on the List of the Philanthropists & Social Entrepreneurs Top 200 of 2017 and #99 in 2018 as one of the Most Influential Leaders in the World. Daily Hive lists him "30 Vancouver tech thought-leaders and influencers to follow right now!" He is a Social Media Networker. Gary has an International reputation as an 'Agent of Change' using Social Media. He is the Adjunct Professor of...