Self Made Entrepreneurs & Creatives Who Turned Online Business Ideas into Dollars. UNLIKE Entrepreneur on Fire, Lewis Howes School of Greatness, James Altucher, Tia Lopez, Gary Vaynerchuck, Smart Passive Income
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How Rocco Loosbrock (Boss Hog), went from bank executive (who started a wine tasting business because he needed a tax deduction) to selling millions of dollars in bacon with an online business using SEO and content marketing.

Tune into this episode for Rocco's confessions of an accident bacon business baron.

Listen and get a chance to win free bacon!

http://baconfreak.com home of the tastiest, most flavorful, premium quality gourmet bacon.

 

Direct download: BaconFreak-RoccoLoosbrock5.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

 

just took a skill he already had applied to the wedding employeedment

http://www.paparazzi-proposals.com

 

"Just gotta wing and get going. I think too many people play business too safe."

ADVICE For Entrepreneurs

If could tattoo a saying on your body "Hold Fast"

 

 

Direct download: PaparazziProposals-JamesAmbler.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Ten days after high school self made millionaire entrepreneur, Shawn Nelson, thought it would be funny to make the world's biggest bean bag chair

Today, LoveSac has grown organically into over $50 Million in annual sales, 60 retails stores, double digit online business sales growth with ZERO marketing or advertising.

http://lovesac.com

Hightlights:

- How he came up with his big idea

- How bean bag chairs lead Nelson to innovate an even more successful product, Sactionals.
- His biggest failure / setback and how he overcame the obstacle

- Why LoveSac stopped all marketing to focus on one thing.

- The (surprising) lesson he learned from looking behing the curtain of Richard Branson's business empire - (that will help your business mindset)

- What Richard Branson thinks about "luck" in business

- How LoveSac is "revolutionizing" the furniture industry.

 

...in the latest Episode of Self Made Entrepreneur

Direct download: LoveSac-Video.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

Robin Ribeiro, single mom turns grandmother's home remedy into a crossfit brand that speeds up painful hand rips and tears for crossfit athletes and how she uses social media to build her online business.

http://ripfix.com

- Her social media "hustle" strategy for getting wholesalers to sell RipFix

- The biggest lessons she's learned about using social media to build her brand and business.

- Why her trademark application was rejected and what she did to get the government to change their mind and approve it.

 

 

Direct download: RipFix_RobinRibeiro2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

"Because in business, whever tells the best story, wins."

Chris Westfall is the national elevator pitch champion, and the author of The NEW Elevator Pitch and BulletProof Branding.  His strategies have created multi-million dollar revenue streams across a wide array of industries around the globe. With clients on four continents, he has appeared on CNN, ABC-NEWS, NBC-TV, and in The New York Post.  Focused on helping entrepreneurs succeed, he’s coached companies on Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den. Fortune 100 Clients include Cisco, RE/MAX, Unilever, Experian, HP, and businesses of all shapes and sizes.  An award-winning MBA instructor at a top-10 business school, he is widely recognized as an expert on marketing, branding and leadership – with an international executive coaching clientele.  His keynote, Bullet Proof Branding, helps companies to create a story that’s captivating and concise – leading to new revenues, new partnerships, and new investments.

 

Passionate about helping tomorrow’s leaders, Chris is the publisher of The Millennial CEOby Daniel Newman.

He has spoken at the University of Chicago, Southeastern Panhellenic Association, Kansas State University, The University of Pennsylvania, OSU, Alpha Omicron Pi, Texas A&M and more.

For Press Information and Publicity, click here

Direct download: ChrisWestfall-MarieStreetPress.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

HourlyNerd.com is disrupting the traditional consulting industry with it's unique marketplace.

Patrick Petitti, former consultant and business school student turned his disruptive idea for a marketplace for high-end consultants into over $5M in online sales in 1-year and attracting Mark Cuban from Shark Tank as an investor. 

http://hourlynerd.com

- How he and his co-founder came up with the business idea

- How he tested the validity of the idea and got his first customers.

- Why he turned down an offer to appear on Shark Tank

- His most effective marketing tactic

- How he attracted Mark Cuban as an investor

- The first 3 questions Cuban asked before investing

- Why boutique consulting firms are HourlyNerd.com

- Unique advice for consultants who want to increase their clientelle

 

TOOLS:

Uber.com - because he'd rather work on emails in confort than drive himself to work

TaskRabbit.com - He has a story of it saving his butt for $50

Direct download: HourlyNerd_PatrickPetitti.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

On this week's AfterShark - How a painful business failure gave Moshe Weiss his big business idea for SoundBender, that led to 2 successful crowdfuning campaigns - raising $18,000 and got him invited to the Shark Tank where he did a $50,000 plus deal with Daymond John.

http://thesoundbender.com

- The mistake he made on his first Kickstarter crowdfuning campaign and what he did differently on the next 2 to raise 8,000 and $10,000 in funding for his business idea.

- What's he's doing differently to get the word out - on his next crowdfunding campaign.

Failure

Practical advice for overcoming painful personal setbacks and business failures.

Recommended Books:

- Display of Power - by Daymond John

- The Brand Within - by Daymond John.

 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soundbender/soundbender-power-free-magnetic-sound-enhancer-for

Direct download: SoundBender-MosheWeiss2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Austen Allred, went from homeless and sleeping in the trunk of his car in Silicon and living off $100 a month to raising $700,000 for his revolutionary business idea that could change journalist and how news is reported.

http://grasswire.com

http://twitter.com/grasswirefacts

Books He Recommends

Founders at Work

Hard Things About Hard Times -

 

Direct download: GrassWire-AustenAllred.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

Jeremy Chatelaine, former Swiss bank employee turned saas online entrepreneur found his business idea right under his nose. His software as a service startup, Quickmail.io, is a sales tool that makes prospecting for sales via email faster and easier than by doing it manually.

- The brilliant tactic he used to research business ideas

- How he found his business idea (that was right under his nose)

- How he found his first customers

- How markets his software as a service (saas) business

- How he went from employee to $5,000 a month recurring revenue in under 6 months

Direct download: QuickEmail-JeremyChateline.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:06pm EST