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The Fierce Entrepreneur Podcast is a business podcast for women entrepreneurs and women who aspire to be entrepreneurs. This weekly show features interviews with incredible women entrepreneurs at different points in their journey. Full time graphic and web designer Cindy Rodriguez of hosts this podcasts. Her hopes are to inspire and motivate you to release the fierce entrepreneur in you.




#095 - How Jamel Robinson Went from Criminal Justice Major to Startup Founder

Jamel Robinson is a criminal justice major, who wanted to make an impact on life. During his junior year in college, he decided to start his app. In today’s podcast episode, we discuss the challenges that come with being African American in the tech industry. We also talk about how Jamel’s passion for helping businesses around campus inspired his app. And we discuss how Jamel lost everything during the early development stages of his app.

Duration: 00:13:31

#094 - Dandan Zhu on the Importance of Financial Independence

Today’s guest has spent her whole life creating businesses and working toward becoming financially free. Dandan Zhu, is a serial entrepreneur who started her first businesses in college. After graduation, she moved to NY and began a career in sales. In this episode, Dandan shares why women and entrepreneurs need to be financially independent. She also talks about how sales is about as entrepreneurial a job as you can get. As well as how her life goals changed once she became financially...

Duration: 00:30:14

#093 - How Connor Gillivan Built a Million Dollar Business While in College

My podcast guest today, Connor Gillivan ran a million dollar e-commerce business right from his college dorm room. Connor’s path to entrepreneurship started in high school when he followed in his cousin’s footsteps and built his own landscaping business. In this podcast episode, Connor and I discuss how he grew his first business to sell over $20 million on Amazon. We also talk about the problems with hiring freelancers from job sites. Connor also gives tips on the best way to start making...

Duration: 00:20:17

#092 - Allison Maslan on the Importance of Having the Right People in Your Life

Aside from being a busy entrepreneur, today’s podcast guest, Allison Maslan is a wife, mom, and dog mom. She’s also been a trapeze artist for 18 years, as it helps her clear her head and become more inspired to do other things in life. In today’s podcast episode, Allison and I chat about how her dad’s passion and love for business has been a huge inspiration to her. We also talk about surrounding yourself with the right people, and the benefits of joining a mastermind group. ----- You’ll...

Duration: 00:18:42

#091 - Sales Masterclass With Fundraising Expert Abra Annes

At the age of five, today's podcast guest, Abra Annes witnessed an event that put her on a philanthropic path for the rest of her life. Aside from her business, she currently sits on a couple of boards and gives herself as well as travels for philanthropic work. In today’s podcast episode Abra talks about how she got started in charity fundraising. She gives incredible sales tips that can be applied to any business. We also discuss a simple method you can use to meet that big business...

Duration: 00:24:19

#090 - Charlotte Chipperfield on How to Elevate Your Social Media

When she’s not in front of her computer, you can find today’s podcast guest, Charlotte Chipperfield, in a pool. She loves swimming so much, she even competes! In today’s podcast episode Charlotte shares tips on how to take your social media to the next level. We also discuss imposter syndrome, and why she wants to help businesses master their online presence. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:15:52

#089 - How Cutting Cable Inspired Victoria Coker to Start a Business

My guest today, Victoria Coker, is a Jane of all trades. She considers herself an artist and creative. Her first love is music, she’s into graphic design, and her day job is in marketing. In this podcast episode, Victoria and I discuss how she started her own media company featuring content for and by people of color. She shares how her greatest business challenge is raising awareness as to how cool web series can be. We also talk about how she wants to build a business where she leads...

Duration: 00:22:58

#088 – From Full-time Employee to Podcast Entrepreneur with Jeremy Enns of Ascetic Productions

In today’s episode, I chat with Jeremy Enns who talks about his journey from being a full-time employee to a full-time entrepreneur. His passion for storytelling has led him to work with other amazing brands and entrepreneurs. He helps his clients tell their stories through podcasts, audio books, and other kinds of audio products. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:12:18

#086 - From Fortune 500 Executive to Social Entrepreneur w/ Denise Hamilton

In today’s episode, former Fortune 500 company executive, Denise Hamilton, talks about her business, Watch Her Work, a digital online learning community, and how the situations in her life caused her to start such venture. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:21:27

#085 - Our Startup Received Seed Funding!

In today's podcast episode, I talk about the startup accelerator we were accepted into, how the application process helped us pivot our startup, and how surrounding yourself with people that are smarter than you will take you much further than you ever thought possible. You’ll find links to everything I discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:07:29

#084 - Diego Lozano on Using Passion to Build a Business

What drives you to do what you do? Do you know that your passion for the things you do can be the start of something big for you? In today's episode, Diego Lozano shares how he was aware that he was an entrepreneur from a young age. Diego also shares the story of how he started his business, as well as the difference between telling your story and selling something. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:15:36

#083 - Why I Quit My Job for Full Time Entrepreneurship

My life drastically changed in the first quarter of this year that I can't believe we're already 4 months in! In this podcast episode, I’ll talk about how I quit a full-time job to work for my startup, lessons I learned from getting a full-time job after three years of working for myself, and the importance of working toward your goals. You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at

Duration: 00:05:22

#082 - How Monica Froese of Redefining Mom Turned Blogging into a Full Time Business

Monica (Froze) Froese decided to establish an online business after experiencing the overwhelming role of being a new mother and the demands of her career. In today’s episode, Monica shares how blogging changed her life, how she went from being employed to being her own boss, and what helped in her transition to being the successful entrepreneur she is today. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:21:10

#081 - Have You Made Any Progress in 2017?

Have you accomplished any of your 2017 goals yet? Are you on track to reach your goals for this year? If not, listen to this podcast episode. Show Notes:

Duration: 00:02:16

#080 - How Alicia Holliday Is Changing an Industry With a Big Idea

My guest today, Alicia Holliday, has over 13 years of experience working in the beauty industry as a professional hair stylist and makeup artist. Throughout her career, she discovered this multi-faceted problem that the beauty industry faced and came up with a way to fix the problem. In this podcast episode, she shares her story of how she started her business, the challenges she faces as the founder of a startup, and what motivates her to bring this idea to fruition. You’ll find links to...

Duration: 00:11:28

#079 - Why You Should Be Using Twitter for Your Business

Do you have a business Twitter account? Do you use that account? If you’re like I was, you probably think Twitter doesn’t matter for business. You have a Facebook and Instagram account. You’re even on Snapchat, so why go on Twitter also? On today’s podcast episode I’ll discuss why you should be using Twitter for business, what you should be posting, and how to grow your audience. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in this episode at

Duration: 00:08:58

#078 - How to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Business w/ Kimberly Gordon

Building a successful business in a highly competitive market takes a lot of time, work, and commitment and no one knows this better than culinary artists, chefs, and restauranteurs like my guest, Kimberly Gordon. She joins me on the show today to share her story of how she started her business from the ground up, without the financial “safety net” of a 9-to-5 job and how her business took off like a wildfire from one of her first clients. You’ll find links to everything we discussed in...

Duration: 00:15:24

#077 - How to Boost Your Willpower for More Productive Days

Most of my life I’ve considered myself a procrastinator. Sometimes I have so much to do that I don’t know where to start, so I nap, watch TV, or read a good fiction book. But then I have my days where I feel like I’m a productivity machine. Today’s podcast episode is all about willpower. You’ll learn why sometimes you “feel” more productive than others, how to tackle tasks for maximum productivity, and how to recharge yourself, so you have more productive days. Let me know what you do to...

Duration: 00:04:38

#076 - Growing a Successful Real Estate Business With James Wise

On this episode, I chat with James Wise, real estate broker and owner of Holton Wise Property Group. James is a firm believer that to become a successful entrepreneur – whether in real estate or other ventures – you must “eat, sleep, live, and breathe your business.” Today, he shares the story of how he got started in the real estate industry, some of the challenges he and his partner faced early in his career, and why they decided to keep pushing forward to turn their real estate business...

Duration: 00:11:46

#075 - How I Used Rejection to Make My Business Better

Life can throw you many curve balls, especially when you’re an entrepreneur. You may think you’re on a particular path, but end up having to change your plans unexpectedly. On today’s episode, you’ll learn about the latest curveball I was thrown in one of my businesses, how I handled the obstacle, and why it was a blessing in disguise. Show Notes:

Duration: 00:04:06

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