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Nick Hughes is joined by Becca Gardner, who is the founder and CEO of NKD LDY from Louisville, Kentucky. ALT Distilling (ALT) is an innovation company that makes really good beverages. Our Product Is “Naked,” Stripped Of Alcohol, Leaving A Pure Drink That Allows You To Pursue Whatever The Night Might Hold, Without Compromise. The idea for ALT Distilling (parent company to NKD LDY) came from Becca's own experience as a non-drinker; her frustration with the alienation that resulted from making a strong decision for herself and the seeming absence of exciting substitutes in spaces of socializing and celebration.
The episode starts with Nick and Becca discussing her journey into starting her own business, and WHY start her own business? We learn how she walked away from a successful corporate career to address the stigma around "sober culture". They then shift into how she created an authentic experience for non-alcoholic drinkers, and why she named it such a name as NKD LDY. Becca and Nick point to the branding, and why it is so important when differentiating your company from so many others in the market. Along with many other lessons and tips, we hear Becca's advice to early stage entrepreneurs who are just starting out. This is a fun and entertaining conversation with an up and coming entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.
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Nick Hughes is joined by Edwige Gilbert, founder of New Life Directions from West Palm Beach, FL. Edwige is a transformation guide and founder of New Life Directions, reinvents lives and creates fresh starts driven by a purposeful vision and habit transformation. As an international speaker and author of The Fresh Start Promise and Victim to Victorious, Edwige turns stress into success by clearing unwanted habits and behaviors, creating self confidence and exuberant enjoyment of life, or as she calls it in French, “Joie de Vivre.” Edwige's secrets to living, loving and aging with grace and style are the keys to recapturing vitality, embracing your sensuality and living life to the fullest, at any age.
The episode starts with Nick and Edwige discussing her journey into starting her own business and entrepreneurship. Nick wonders, is there a story of how she discovered this path? She points to Mindfulness - and how can leaders be more mindful as they lead their organizations. We know the entrepreneurial life can be stressful, so Nick and Edwige review suggestions to best deal and overcome it. She points to how to take your stress and move it into Strength. They talk about what you focus on - expands - and how to use "I can, I create, I manifest..." everyday to lead you to fulfilment. Edvige ends with sharing the first steps to take if someone is ready to change and take action. Check out her books and courses at http://newlifedirections.com. This is a fun and informative conversation with an amazing person, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Waseem Daher CEO and Cofounder of Pilot, from San Francisco. Waseem is the CEO and co-founder of Pilot, which specializes in bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for high-growth technology startups. He is a three-time entrepreneur with two successful exits: his first company, Ksplice, was acquired by Oracle in 2011 and his second, Zulip, was acquired by Dropbox in 2014. He has a degree in computer science from MIT.
The episode starts with Nick and Waseem talking about his journey into startups and entrepreneurship. They touch on his previous acquisitions and what things he learned from those previous startups. Waseem shares how they situated the startups for an attractive exit and what he learned in the proces. They then discuss how to best work with your cofounding team and as a technical founder, what did he most have to invest in/uplevel to gain success in the position. They then shift to talk about Pilot and illustrate the differences with Pilot from more traditional back office accounting and CFO services. The conversation ends with Waseem mentioning what the biggest mistakes he sees startup founders make and general advice to startups and how should we be navigating this downturn. This is a fun and informative conversation with an very experienced entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Michelle Kulp Book Launch Expert, from Annapolis Maryland. Michelle Kulp is a Book Launch Expert, Publishing Specialist, 20x #1 Bestselling Author, and USA Today Bestselling Author. Since 2012, she has been teaching entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, and thought leaders how to elevate their expertise, attract their ideal clients, and increase their income and opportunities — with a Bestselling Book! To date, Michelle has launched over 300 books for clients and has helped them hit numerous #1 Amazon bestseller lists as well as Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. Michelle's Bestseller program is a one-stop shop for authors who don’t have the knowledge, expertise, desire or skill-set to publish and market their own books.
The episode starts with Nick and Michelle jumping into her journey into entrepreneurship... and what it takes to be a writer. Can anyone write a book a month? What is a book exactly? These questions are dissected by Michelle to illustrate how to you write and publish a book in one month. She details out her advice on how to start your writing career, how to create passive income with writing, how to break down your ideas and topics into chunks of content and how to do the best marketing processes - outside of Amazon. The end with Michelle's advice to writers and early stage entrepreneurs. This is a fun and informative conversation with an amazing author and entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Gabriela Pulido, founder and partner of Scalto from Miami, Florida. At Scalto, they know how hard it is for service-based businesses to attain real scalability; exponentially increasing revenues without incurring significant costs. They are here to help Hispanic and Latin American B2B service businesses design truly scalable business models to grow over time. Their focus is enabling firms to jump ahead of the competition by designing all aspects of a truly scalable business: the offering, the client experience, the brand and the communications and lead generation process.
The episode starts with Nick and Gabriela talking about her journey into starting her own business and what entrepreneurship mean to her. They then dive deeper into Scalto, talking about real scalability and Scalex Program. Gabriela describes how to Define Your Scaling Mindset - what can you achieve and growth options. How to Create Your Story - and determine the narrative. She helps listeners understand the whole customer journey. They then discuss the biggest mistakes she sees in branding today and the first few steps with marketing/communications for early stage startups. The conversation concludes with some advice to early stage entrepreneurs. This is a fun and inspirational conversation with a passionate leader, advisor and entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by John DenBoer, a TEDx Speaker, Author and Startup Founder from Wisconsin. John is a former clinical neuropsychologist and founder whose startup journey has been a wild ride of fame, defeat and lessons learned.
The episode starts with Nick and John discussing his startup journey as a pioneer - his successes, failures & what he learned in business from raising funds for a high growth startup, plus his painful mistakes that cost dearly. John points to the power of PR - how his team got featured on Netflix and how this impacted the outlook for his startup. He shares his reflections on how to find your cause - in John's case Disrupting Dementia - and what he learned through it. John helped create the NETFLIX documentary called “This is Dementia” by Bosch Films. They then talk about what he has learned as a sports neuropsychologist and high performance, how to achieve peak performance as an athlete and entrepreneur. They end with John sharing his lessons learned and painful mistakes that cost dearly, and shares his advice to early stage entrepreneurs. This is a fun and informative conversation with a passionate and purposeful entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Rich Goldstein, a patent attorney and founder of Goldstein Patent Law from New Jersey. Rich is a patent attorney, entrepreneur, author, and speaker who specializes in assisting others in protecting and monetizing their ideas. He is passionate in helping entrepreneurs to better understand how patents may help them grow their businesses.
The episode starts with Nick and Rich discussing his journey into law and entrepreneurship, including his lessons of 28 years of entrepreneurship - and sales. They then talk about protecting your brand and how to keep Competitors from getting too close to your territory. Rich details how to understand the difference between a patent and a trademark, how to market your concept and when to be more public about it, and how to navigate the situation if you encounter trouble or others in the market. Nick and Rich talk about when it's not best to patent your concept, or weighing the pros and cons to making the investment in legal protection early on in the startup process. Rich ends with his tips and lessons for early stage entrepreneurs. This is a fun and educational conversation with a IP and Legal expert, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Allie Martin, CEO and Founder of Fame and Fortune from Shelbyville Kentucky. Allie is a visibility expert who uses proactive public relations with her clients through her framework The Publicity Stair StepTM. Fame and Fortune® was opened by Allie Hembree Martin in June 2019 with a mission to support female entrepreneurs by integrating new and traditional marketing tactics to grow their visibility. The Fame and Fortune® team has been able to achieve top-tier media placements for clients, with clients appearing on Forbes, Martha Stewart, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. Social media strategy is another major emphasis of the business, bringing to life the stories and messages of the client in creative and engaging ways.
The episode starts with Nick and Allie discussing her journey and how she survived numerous layoffs at larger companies. We learn how Allie got into PR and then decided to start her own company - and what's in the name?! Allie walks through the first few steps of getting started in her publicity business and then details The Publicity Stair StepTM approach, plus the 6 Tips to crafting the perfect PR pitch and how to get the coverage you deserve. She finishes it off with ideas on steps to take this week to gain momentum and get discovered. Lastly, we hear her advice for early stage entrepreneurs and how to outreach PR and media outlets. This is a fun and informative conversation with a PR and Visibility expert, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Dave Dickert, CEO and Cofounder of Branded Bills who is located in Mesa, Arizona. After Selling more than 2.5 million products nationwide, Branded Bills has grown into one of the most successful headwear brands on the market, changing the way customers, employees and businesses think about the retail space.
The episode starts with Dave giving a bit more information on his background and journey into entrepreneurship. We hear how he went from athletics into business.. and does he love to win or hate to lose? Next we hear how his experience in food and beverage industry and how that led him to start Branded Bills. What did Dave observe throughout the pandemic in retail? And what are his current thoughts and observations of retail landscape and thoughts of future of retail. They then dive deeper into Branding, Company Culture and creating an awesome organization to work for. Lastly, we hear Dave's advice for early stage founders and what he'd suggest you consider as you start your company. This is an great conversation with a purpose driven leader, we hope it helps you today.
Nick Hughes is joined by Brittany Alexander, CEO of Premier Property Law from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Brittany Alexander is founder and CEO of Premier Property Law, social media expert, and Host of The Modern Professional Podcast, who is revolutionizing how to create 7-figure businesses with the power of free social media marketing and content creation. Her strategic use of TikTok and Instagram enabled her to grow her company from $0 to $1.78 million with a team of 16 in year one, with an advertising budget of zero!
The episode starts with Nick and Brittany jumping into her journey into startups and entrepreneurship, from insurance defense to her own law firm. Why entrepreneurship? And why did she quit her job and started her firm? We learn the power of free social media marketing and content creation and how Brittany figured out to create lasting impact and impressions with use of social media. What is her strategic use of TikTok and Instagram - short form videos - and how did she use these platforms to grow her company from $0 to $1.78 million with a team of 16 in year one, with an advertising budget of zero! We end with hearing what Brittany has you learned from content creation, and podcasting, and her lessons for early stage entrepreneurs. This is a fun conversation with an very interesting and inspiring entrepreneur , we hope it helps you today.
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