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044: How Brady Lewis (of Allmoxy) transformed his Family's Cabinet Company.

1/17/2018
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Brady Lewis was running the family cabinet outsource shop and needed a software solution. Seeing an obvious lack of options for small business manufacturing software, work began building their own. As every day problems would arise, they would be solved, systematized, and written into the new software solution. After growing 120% during the recession on the new platform, and being constantly questioned if it was for sale, it was clear this new platform could be very valuable for others as...

Duration: 00:34:34


043: Everything you Need to Know about Raising Funds with Robin Smith of WeGoLook.

1/15/2018
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Robin Smith founded WeGoLook in 2009 as a way to increase confidence in consumers purchasing online. It quickly became apparent that WeGoLook’s inspection and verification services were not only useful for consumers, but a revolutionary solution for various industries. The B2B world has been WeGoLook’s focus ever since. Robin has an extensive background in sales, e-commerce, and enterprise solutions that helped her develop WeGoLook. She is a thought leader in the gig economy, insurtech, and...

Duration: 00:37:34


042: How to Buy an Online Business (instead of Starting One from Scratch) - Justin Cooke of Empire Flippers

1/10/2018
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Justin Cooke (CMO/Founder) is the brand ambassador of Empire Flippers. From content to paid traffic, he keeps the sales staff busy and the lead funnels full. He’s also a digital nomad (aka homeless), but spends most of his time in Manila, Bangkok, and Saigon. When not geeking out on sales funnels and marketing automation, he loves fruity drinks by the beach and watches Game of Thrones as a guilty pleasure. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4...

Duration: 00:34:21


041: The 1-3-5 Method that Brian Coester used to Grow CoesterVMS from Local to National

1/8/2018
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Brian Coester is CEO of the national appraisal firm - CoesterVMS. The son of one of the east coast’s most reputable appraisers, Brian literally grew up in the business. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Brian has grown CoesterVMS from a local appraisal company to a nationwide provider of appraisals and appraisal technology. He is the mastermind behind Cloud Control, the only appraisal process management software built on the award-winning Salesforce.com platform. Brian is a highly regarded...

Duration: 00:44:03


040: How a Podcast (accidentally) Transformed his Marketing Company - James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media

1/3/2018
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James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a done-for-you service that guarantees new relationships between B2B companies and their ideal clients. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business Insider, and he also co-hosts the B2B Growth Show: a podcast dedicated to helping B2B executives achieve explosive growth. When James isn’t interviewing the smartest minds in B2B marketing, he’s drinking Cherry Coke Zero, eating Swedish Fish, and hanging out with the most incredible...

Duration: 00:39:42


039: How he took his idea 💡 from Basement to Reality - Luther Cifers of YakAttack 🐠

1/1/2018
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Luther Cifers began YakAttack with an extensive background in product design coupled with a passion for kayak fishing. Since their launch in January 2009, YakAttack has experienced hyper growth every year. Their innovations have changed the way kayak anglers around the world rig their kayaks. YakAttack's uncompromising commitment to their values, manufacturing in the USA, and producing excellence in everything we do have made them the industry partner of choice for major kayak and...

Duration: 00:43:39


038: Scrub Daddy Inventor talks Shark Tank, Car Washes, Product Pricing, & ... The Aaron Krause Story.

12/31/2017
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Aaron Krause is an accomplished entrepreneur/inventor with 20+ years of experience in patenting and manufacturing industry. With patented products in major big-box retailers by such industry giants as 3M Company, Mr. Krause prides himself on hard work, dedication, and imagination. Aaron received national attention when he appeared on the ABC show Shark Tank with his invention Scrub Daddy. After successfully pitching the sharks Aaron received a capital infusion from inventor and celebrity...

Duration: 00:42:52


037: Why start an Employee Owned company? How Lisa Wise of Nest DC flew past her Competition...🚫🐦💩

12/31/2017
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Lisa Wise is the Chief Nester//Wise Owl of the Boutique Property Management firm known as Nest DC (in Washington, DC - multiple puns intended). Lisa’s work has always been cause driven, entrepreneurial, and community focused. She served as Executive Director for the Center for a New American Dream, a national environmental non-profit and as Vice President of a national health care advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Lisa also spent five years as national field manager for Planned...

Duration: 00:42:05


036: CEO of #1 Recruiting Firm reveals How to Hire Salespeople - Dan Fantasia of Treeline, Inc. 🌳🌲🌴

12/31/2017
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Daniel Fantasia founded Treeline, Inc. in 2001 with an exclusive focus on helping companies build world-class, high-output, sales teams. They help companies recruit and hire salespeople. Treeline has worked with hundreds of respected companies in the United States and thousands of top-tier sales professionals. The company is consistently recognized by clients and respected sources as an innovative and trusted service partner. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources...

Duration: 00:32:09


035: Lobster-Truck Boys on SHARK TANK turn $20k into $20 Million - Jim Tselikis of Cousins Maine Lobster 🚚...

12/31/2017
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Jim Tselikis is a Co-founder of Cousins Maine Lobster. He is from the coast of Maine, where he and his cousin Sabin Lomac grew up surrounded by family and lobster. They both moved away (Jim to Boston and The College of the Holy Cross, then a secure job at Stryker orthopedics; Sabin to New York City to study drama before acting his way into a career in Real Estate in LA), then reunited in 2012 to bring the authentic experience of their childhoods to their customers. Now living in Los...

Duration: 00:36:01


034: The 4P's that Electrified this Bike Company in China - Don DiCostanzo of Pedego Electric Bikes 🚴🚲

12/31/2017
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Don DiCostanzo is Co-Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes. After 30 years in the automotive world, Don started an electric bicycle shop in Newport Beach, California. This was a labor of love. Over time, he developed an interest in electric cycling and tried to find quality electric bikes for his bicycle shop. His frustration with existing suppliers led him to contact his friend and future Pedego partner Terry Sherry. In 2008, the two men co-founded Pedego Electric Bikes, where quality,...

Duration: 00:40:53


033: For Dummies Writer is now Gamifying Company Wellness? The Danna Korn-Van Noy Interview.

12/31/2017
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Danna Korn-Van Noy is CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness, a software company specializing in corporate wellness. Danna began her work in the wellness industry in 1991, with a focus on nutrition and medical conditions that benefit from a gluten-free diet. She is a best-selling author of six books on nutrition, including three in the prestigious “For Dummies” series. Renowned as the country’s “Gluten-Free Guru,” Danna is respected as one of the leading authorities on the gluten-free diet and medical...

Duration: 00:47:38


032: Want FREE PR for your Business or Product? Adrian Salamunovic of CanvasPop Reveals it All. 🙈😱

12/31/2017
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Adrian Salamunovic Co-founder of CanvasPop, PopKey, & DNA11. He took $2,000 and launched two multi-million dollar, profitable companies without any outside investment. With his business partner, Adrian launched a DNA art company DNA11, a large format printing company CanvasPop, and PopKey, the first GIF keyboard. What is fascinating is that these companies were built by observing behavior, building the first company, and then building new businesses on top of that without killing the old...

Duration: 00:32:07


031: Profit First (or Finish Last) with Mike Michalowicz

12/31/2017
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Mike Michalowicz is founder of Profit First Professionals. He's also the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and Surge. His books have been translated into 10 languages. Profit First Professionals is an organization designed to support accountants, bookkeepers and other financial professionals to substantially differentiate themselves in the market - so they can dictate a premium for their services and attract more clients. How do they do it? By...

Duration: 00:36:26


030: Predictive Analytics for Brokers - Steve Wayne of ProspectNow.com

12/31/2017
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Steve Wayne is the founder of ProspectNow, an online database of millions of commercial properties that enables its users to close more deals with less effort. Steve has grown the company from an idea, into a nationwide platform with thousands of customers and millions in revenue. Prior to launching ProspectNow, Steve successfully sold retail shopping centers in Northern California at Marcus & Millichap. Having millions of dollars in transaction experience, Steve understood the need in...

Duration: 00:34:54


029: Building a Sports Apparel Business to $15M/year. The Kent McKeaigg Story.

12/31/2017
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Kent McKeaigg is the Founder of OrderMyGear. He started the company so he could help his dad, Ronnie, sell gear to team parents. Ronnie sold sporting goods for over 35 years and felt the pain of collecting paper order forms, cash, and checks from parents. Kent decided to run an online store for his dad instead of dealing with paper, and the tool began spreading to dealers and reps around the country. Our platform is uniquely tailored for the sporting goods and decorated apparel...

Duration: 00:31:39


028: Make $4MM (ANNUALLY) by Booking Celebrities - Christa Haberstock Colson

12/31/2017
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Christa Colson is President & Founder of See Agency, the industry’s fastest growing speaker management outfit. She manages, consults, and represents a cadre of elite corporate talent, personally booking over $4M of speakers annually into corporate events. In 2016 and again in 2017, See Agency was awarded a coveted spot on the Inc. 5000, ranking a remarkable #1036 (2016) and#1181 (2017) on the List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Christa is both an accomplished Recording Artist...

Duration: 00:37:31


027: Ex-Lawyer GROWS The Vault to 7 Countries & Counting... The Adventure of Kevin Smith.

12/31/2017
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Kevin Smith is the CEO & Founder of The Vault, a collaborative workspace/innovation hub founded on the principle that people work better together. He's spent the last decade spearheading projects in global business development, startup investment and innovation initiatives. Since founding The Vault in San Francisco in 2013, Kevin has helped in-house companies raise over $200 million. With an eye towards the international, Kevin’s mission is to utilize The Vault to nurture the next...

Duration: 00:37:19


026: From Haircuts to Digital Printing to India Outsourcing. Find out what Tarang Gosalia is up to now...

12/31/2017
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Tarang Gosalia is the CEO of Optamark. His company is an award-winning online print business, he currently consults for some of the largest companies and startups in the United States (Wayfair, OlaPic, the NFL, Draft Kings, ESPN, and thousands of companies) to streamline their print and promotional product purchasing. He has since evolved the services to also include Web/Application Development coupled with Accounting and various back-office functions. Tarang has saved his clients millions...

Duration: 00:42:36


025: Raised over $163MM for Kickstarter & Indiegogo Products. So how did Zach Smith of Funded Today do it?

12/31/2017
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Zach Smith is Co-Founder of the World's Largest Crowdfunding agency - Funded Today. He enjoys starting, running, managing, and selling businesses. Most importantly, he loves helping others turn their dreams, ideas, and inspirations into successful companies. He is the Co-Author of the upcoming book “Funded” and also the Co-Founder of “CrowdCon Virtual”, the world’s first and biggest virtual crowdfunding summit. Mr. Smith is an experienced online internet consultant (Crowfunding,...

Duration: 00:41:15

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