Episode 17 – Invent a Product

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View Show Notes Here. Today I’m joined by inventors and founders Mike Sewell & Kelly Coddington of StepNPull. StepNPull® is a foot operated door opener that works on any latch-less commercial wood or metal door. And, as their website says: Available in three stylish finishes. Invented in their garage, tested at their work place and now being sold internationally, listen … Read More

Episode 15 – Building a Start-Up to a $1.2 Billion Valuation. The Story of Rural First. 

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View Show Notes Here Today I interview Robb Woolsey owner and founder of Rural First—Rural First is solving the mapping issues faced in rural areas with their rural GPS tracking software and equipment. As Robb says, “we do GPS tracking for first responders and commercial organizations who operate, travel in or live in these areas.”  Only 1 1/2 years old and … Read More

Episode 14 – Practical Wisdom & the Steps to Become a Business Consultant

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Today’s interview is with Don Harkey, owner/partner at People Centric Consulting. As Don says, we help companies get a clear strategic direction, help with their processes and our secret sauce–we engage the clients in helping to create the solutions–it’s us offering our expertise to partner with their expertise to co-create results. You’ll hear wisdom and expertise from the valued consultant, … Read More

Episode 13 – 19 & No GED to $19 million in sales. Emily Church and the story of everythingkitchens.com

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Today’s interview is with Emily Church; founder and owner of EverythingKitchens.com. Thirteen years ago, she was 19 and pregnant but determined no one else was going to decide what she was worth. Fast forward to now, her company sold $16.8 million in 2014 and will end 2015 around $19 million in sales. As she said, “I had an idea that … Read More

Episode 12 – 320,000+ Active Twitter Followers & Growing – How to Do Good & Grow a Tribe with Michael Chatman

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    Link to Show Notes Here   Today I’m joined by Michael Chatman.  With over 320,000 Twitter followers, Michael is one of America’s most listened to voices in philanthropy. He’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and has also created the global movements #whyigive and #beautifulisthewoman.  His retweets sometimes number in the multiple … Read More

Episode 9 – How to Build the World’s Largest Business Referral Organization

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    Today’s interview is with New York Times Best Selling Author Dr Ivan Misner founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business referral organization. With over 180,000 members in 60 countries, you’ll hear what Ivan contributes to his success and offers you principles that you can put to work immediately.   View the blog & show … Read More