The Thoughtful Entrepreneur-logo

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

Business & Economics Podcasts >

More Information


United States








Ep 018 - Small Business Credit - Levi King

Today’s Thoughtful Entrepreneur is Levi King, co-founder and CEO of, a venture-backed company that helps small business owners get more funding and lower their costs. Raised on a farm in rural Idaho, King is a self-taught, serial entrepreneur who has started businesses in the manufacturing, franchising and retail financing spaces (and invested in many more). During this time, he had to work to overcome the same issues faced by most small business owners – access to capital,...


EP 017 - Fit Money with Julia Carlson

Today’s Thoughtful Entrepreneur is Julia Carlson, founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group LLC. Julia works to help others by inspiring them to follow a plan that strives to create growth and pursue financial freedom. In 2017 she wrote Fit Money, 7 Steps to get your Financial Life in Shape. Julia is a health enthusiast and lives in Oregon where she balances being an entrepreneur and mom to 3 amazing kids!


EP 016 - Make Money Your Honey with Amanda Abella

Today’s Thoughtful Entrepreneur is Amanda Abella, award-winning Latina millennial money expert. Featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, USA Today and Business Insider, Amanda has created an online community where millennials can learn how to make money online and actually enjoy their financial journeys. Her ever-growing community is currently made up of over 30,000 individuals across social media and email subscriber channels. She was a finance freelance writer for almost a decade...


EP 015 - Crisis Management and Your Mission - Dan Hill

Dan Hill is CEO of Hill Impact, an integrated strategic communications and government relations firm located in Washington, D.C. For more than twenty years Hill has guided organizations and high-profile individuals through complex issues including crisis. He is among the most sought-after and quoted experts on brand & reputation management in the nation. Hill's clients include Fortune 100 multinational corporations, global non-profits and notable names in the sports & entertainment...


EP 14 - Finding Your Higher Purpose and Real Estate Investing - Lisa Phillips

Today’s Thoughtful Entrepreneur is Lisa Phillips, FOUNDER OF AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS. Lisa went from unemployment and foreclosure, to earning over $4000 / month from rental properties. She has learned the hard and easy ways of real estate investing in rural, inner-city, and mid-sized city areas, all in working class neighborhoods...for $30K per property. She is now focused on doing one thing she loves to do: Showing how EVERYONE can affordably start real estate investing for...


EP 013 - From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship without Debt - Greg Corey

Today’s Thoughtful Enterprenuer is Greg Corey. Greg is the founder and principal of Porchlight, an Atlanta-based design agency rooted in retail. He has over 25 years of experience in the creative industry, particularly in the retail sector, and has worked with an impressive array of clients, including The Home Depot, Newell-Rubbermaid, Yamaha, Husky, Genie, RIDGID, NASCAR and the Olympics. Greg finds inspiration in the design community at large, as well as his daily interaction with...


Ep 012: Extraordinary Mommy - Jasmin Terrany

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC is a Columbia University educated Personal Life Expert and author of the book, "Extraordinary Mommy: A Loving Guide to Mastering Life's Most Important Job." In private practice for over a decade, not only is she a leader in her field, but a public speaker, world traveler and most importantly, a mom. Connect with her at


EP 011 - Tony Robbins and Dental Publications - Lisa Moler

Over an entrepreneurial career that spans over three decades, Lisa has grown a reputation as one of the dynamic forces in the American publishing and marketing industry. She began by managing sales for various media outlets and represented iconic publication brands within the AZ Visitor industry, Phoenix Magazine, and then ABC affiliate, KTVK TV 3. She then went on to launch Doctor of Dentistry Arizona, which she successfully published for over six years. 13 years ago, Lisa’s love of the...


EP 010 - Feeding your Business and Others - Nathan Corn

On this Thoughtful Thursday, I am joined by Nathan Corn, President and Founder of Flex Pro Meals. Nathan’s sole purpose in life is to keep people Happy, Healthy and Fit with great tasting meals at their doorstep. He started with just $10,000 and zero investors and built a 5 million dollar company in 4 years. You can learn more about FlexProMeals at @FlexProMeals on Instagram


Ep 009 - Freelancing Your Way to Freedom - Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. He is a former bank manager and corporate finance and accounting professional who left his day job in 2016 to take his online side hustle full-time. He has in depth experience writing about banking, credit cards, investing, and other financial topics, and is an avid travel hacker. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, discovering new craft beers, and...


Ep 008 - Independence Day Edition

On this Thoughtful Thursday, we take a small break in honor of Independence Day! We'll be back next week with Eric Rosenberg.


Ep 007 - Importance of Networking and Looking Good - Rob Kessler

Rob Kessler is the founder and CEO of Million Dollar Collar. After seeing his wedding pictures, Rob was inspired to create the Million Dollar Collar for the 80 percent of men today who rarely wear a tie with their dress shirts. Rob is an inventor, a serial-entrepreneur and the buddy his friends always call first when they are looking for a guy, who knows a guy. And today, the need to connect and serve others is the driving force behind Million Dollar Collar.


EP 006 - Navigating the Turning Point of Your Business - Michael Roub

Michael Roub is the Founder and Managing Partner of Inflection 360, a strategic consulting firm focused on small businesses and healthcare practices. Inflection 360 is a collaborative partner for clients at the most critical points of their business life cycle. The Inflection 360 team has significant experience in business planning, operations, acquisitions and exit strategies. Michael began his career as an investment banker but moved to the private sector to lead start-up and growth...


Ep 005 - Growing a Community Around Grilling - David Johnson

As both an entrepreneur and griller, David began a company where he could give people the most value through something that he was passionate about. Grill Beast not only provides the tools needed for grillers to “become a Beast on the grill,” David has created an online community of like-minded grillers and given them a platform where they can learn, teach, share, and show off what they’ve been grilling...and get plenty of support and accolades for a job well done.


Ep 004 - The Importance of Company Vision - Rob Braiman

Rob Braiman of Cogent Analytics is the Thoughtful Entrepreneur of this episode! For the last 15 years, Rob has worked directly with over 1700 businesses across the United States, helping business owners improve strategic planning, operations, growth, and business development. The birth of Cogent Analytics began with the ideas and contributions of six people around a dinner table back in 2014, including Rob’s wife of 20 years and business partner, Robin. They are now on the Inc 500 list of...


Ep 003 - Food Addiction Recovery - Sandra Elia

Sandra Elia is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors, a CTI-certified Professional Coach, a radio show host, and the Vice Chair of the Canadian Obesity Network (Toronto Chapter). Sandra has worked alongside medical doctors and addiction doctors, to develop a Food Addiction Recovery program that has yielded tremendous success, influencing the way obesity is treated. Clients report weight loss and importantly the mind chatter with food is gone, clients are finding...


Ep 002 - Balance is the Foundation of Life - Erin Paruszewski

Erin Paruszewski is the Founder and CEO of Alkalign, which was founded in April 2015. Erin is a lifelong athlete, former dancer and recovering investment banker. Her own injuries and health challenges coupled with her passion for business inspired her to leave the corporate world to open a boutique fitness studio in 2009. As a franchisee herself, she learned a lot about what does and does not work and and has leveraged that experience to create a business that truly supports and mentors its...


Ep 001 - Empowering Women Through Fitness - Marciea Allen

Marciea Allen, co-founder of Midwest Performance, shares the purpose and inspiration behind her business. Midwest Performance is a fitness studio exclusively for women that provides solutions to women’s weight loss problems. It’s the #1 Women’s Gym in the Midwest that’s a new revolution to curves and they’ve helped over 1,000+ women lose hundreds of pounds and are making an impact! Their goal is to impact the lives of over 2 million by the end of 2019! Learn more at...