19 – Hospital Housekeeper Reinvents “Pockets” To Crowdfund Over $80K – Brenda Brundage of RooSport

19 – Hospital Housekeeper Reinvents “Pockets” To Crowdfund Over $80K – Brenda Brundage of RooSport

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The idea of the RooSport started in 2005 when Brenda Brundage was asked by her running partner to create a pocket for her son who was an elite runner and triathlete. She created a small pocket for him and we pinned it onto his shorts. He loved it! Brenda then created a pocket for herself and sewed it onto her running skirt. During her daily runs, she found it so useful that she decided to create a pocket that anyone could use on their existing running wear. One day while running, she came up with the idea of magnets. After several prototypes, she developed the design for the RooSport. She applied for a job at the local hospital as a housekeeper to pay for the patent and started looking for manufacturers. She also took some business classes at a local College, and came up with a business plan. After several prototypes were sent back and forth Brenda finally came up with a product that she was happy with. She sent several out for reviews from runners in her area as well as some she had never met. The reviews were so positive that she decided that she was ready to try to sell the RooSport. Then, she secured a booth at the local marathon and set up a table under a tree in the park. We sold 60 RooSports that night and the idea was so well received that she has spent the last year and a half selling at marathon expos all over the country. People love the Roosport, and she...
18: The Power To Decide Which Waves To Ride with Vanessa Simpkins

18: The Power To Decide Which Waves To Ride with Vanessa Simpkins

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Vanessa Simpkins is a sky rocket your confidence & cash flow mentor, speaker and author of “From Bankrupt to $900 a Day Selling Mops”. Vanessa helps heart centered entrepreneurs breakthrough their inner blocks, skyrocket their confidence and put proven systems in place to attract more clients and make more money doing what they love. Once a struggling holistic practitioner, stuck in a bad relationship declaring bankruptcy, she is now on a mission to help entrepreneurs break free from controlling situations, relationships and self imposed limitations of the mind so they can TAKE their power Back & THRIVE! Vanessa has developed a number of transformative coaching programs. Some of her more recent programs include the 10k in 30 day Program, Sales Attraction Secrets and The Bikini Business Lifestyle Intensive a highly popular weekend mentor coaching program that helps developing coaches skyrocket their confidence & cash flow. Clients work with Vanessa when: – They need someone to help them get a CLEAR & simple strategy to reach their income and lifestyle goals – They need someone to help them OWN their value to charge what they are worth and GET it! – They want the in- your- face support to change their mindset for success “One session with Vanessa resulted in my first $6000 coaching sale!!!! I had immediate RESULTS literally in less than 24 hours!!! THANK YOU!” Coach Gaya, Singapore “I hit my first 5 figure month! Boom! I’m officially addicted to having a surplus of mont in my business bank account!” Jessica Kupferman t
www.JessicaKupferman.com “My sales have increased by an astounding 65%”...
17: How To Get Paid Sponsorships For Anything with Shannon Cherry

17: How To Get Paid Sponsorships For Anything with Shannon Cherry

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Imagine being the go-to person in your field… the expert your prospects want to do business with… the one everyone is talking about… the one getting more money consistently. Now imagine being that successful with authenticity and integrity… in a way that you build lasting relationships with those you serve. Shannon Cherry helps make that dream a reality by providing savvy strategies for smart entrepreneurs. A business and marketing pro with more than two decades of experience, she helps you to make more money in your business without adding more time. She founded her business in 2002 to help helped experienced and ambitious entrepreneurs grow the business they desire– without compromising on their principles. Her focus is to provide laser-targeted solutions to get fast results. Known for her unique and creative revenue-generating ideas, including helping businesses get sponsorships, gaining prominence by creating an official holiday, and much more, Shannon has been named: *one of the top 60 business bloggers *one of the top 25 PR bloggers *one of the 101 Women to Watch on Social Media Shannon’s business has been debt-free since its inception and she consistently works only 25 hours per week to spend more time with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. MENTIONED RESOURCES: Shannon Cherry’s Website – www.shannoncherry.com Attracting Sponsors E-Course- http://shannoncherry.com/attractingsponsors Shannon’s Facebook Page –...
16: Making Goals Is Awesome with Mauricio Estrella (Passwords Changed His Life)

16: Making Goals Is Awesome with Mauricio Estrella (Passwords Changed His Life)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Can password therapy really improve your life? Mauricio Estrella, an associate creative director in Shanghai, developed a unique way to create and remember passwords. He used a personal goal to create an affirmation and it became a password infused with the power of positive thinking. Here’s his story… “How could she do something like this to me?” said the voice in my head, over and over. It was 2011 and I was stuck in middle of a pretty bad depression due to my divorce. Thankfully, I think I was smart enough (and had great people around me) so I managed my way out. One day I walk into the office, and my computer screen showed me the following message: “Your password has expired. Click ‘Change password’ to change your password.” I read this dumb message in my mind with angry grandpa voice: The darn password has expired. At my workplace, the Microsoft Exchange server is configured to ask thousands of employees around the planet to change their passwords. Every 30 days. Here what’s annoying: The server forces us to use at least one UPPERCASE character, at least one lowercase alphabetic character, at least one symbol and at least one number. Oh, and the whole thing can’t be less than 8 characters. And I can’t use any of the same passwords I’ve used in the last 3 months. I was furious that morning. A sizzling hot Tuesday, it was 9:40 a.m and I was late to work. I was still wearing my bike helmet and had forgotten to eat breakfast. I needed to...
15: Encore Careers For Baby Boomers In Their Second Act with Charlie Poznek

15: Encore Careers For Baby Boomers In Their Second Act with Charlie Poznek

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re like many Baby Boomers, the thought of twiddling your thumbs for a 20 or 30 year retirement probably doesn’t sound very appealing. You’ve worked hard throughout your career, and you still have things that you’re passionate about! Today we’re joined by Charlie Poznek who has interviewed over 200 guests on his show “The Boomer Business Owner.” This episode is packed with great insights and applicable guidance on mindset and resources. We hope you enjoy listening in. MENTIONED RESOURCES: The Boomer Business Owner – www.theboomerbusinessowner.com Shopify – www.shopify.com Elance – www.elance.com Udemy...
14: How The Music Industry Has Changed & How Modern Musicians Can Benefit

14: How The Music Industry Has Changed & How Modern Musicians Can Benefit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we’re joined by two experts in the music industry. Not only are they knowledgeable in their “stage smarts” but they also have an amazing grasp of the business side of music as well. Anna lives in Hollywood and is the lead singer of the rock/soul band Anna and the Bells, and is the co-founder of a daily entertainment podcast Entertainment Drive-Thru. Thomas Honeyman is the co-founder of FindMySong, an online music collaboration platform which helps musicians from around the world network and create music together. I also help companies improve their reach and impact (and sales) through content. GUEST LINKS: Find My Song – www.findmysong.com Entertainment Drive Through Website – www.entertainmentdrivethru.com Entertainment Drive Through Podcast – EDT on iTunes Anna and the Bells – www.annaandthebells.com Meteoric (Thomas’ Music) – www.findmysong.com/thomashoneyman ADDITIONAL MENTIONS: Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking Numubu – www.numubu.com Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir – http://www.ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir SoundCloud...