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Sophie Howard: 6 and 7 Figure Brands on Amazon

Sophie has started and sold six and seven figure brands on Amazon. She specializes in product sourcing around the world to build premium brands. We discuss: A mix of being lucrative, good for lifestyle and lots of learning opportunities [2:04] What the Amazon model is and the best way to use it is [6:13] Real…

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Belanie Dishong: Business and Life Success Through Mindset

Belanie Dishong is a mindset success strategist, international speaker and international bestselling author. She is an expert in the field of personal and professional development serving an international audience.  We discuss: Walking through life with blindfolds [2:00] You are the common denominator of it all [4:23] Why being a positive thinker is insufficient to reach…

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Corey Kupfer: Deals-The Fuel of Being Open to Opportunities

Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator and dealmaker with more than 30 years of professional deal-making and negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur, attorney, consultant, author and professional speaker. We discuss: An unordinary way to generate revenue [1:50] How easy it is to make a deal [4:50] The most underappreciated area in mergers and…

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Jim Beach: Having Fun and Being Profitable

Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world. At the age of 25, he founded American Computer Experience and grew the company to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. We discuss: How to make an unhappy child smile for the…

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Tabitha Laser: From Failure to Success through Culture

Tabitha Laser is a multi-faceted professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, agriculture, construction and many more. We discuss: Some of the things that really kill culture [1:38] How to set a clear expectation of success [3:55] The three P’s: questions…

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Devi Adea: Presence Prepares You for Profits

Devi Adea is a “soul-full” speaker, author, coach, and conscious business strategist. She is the host of the top-ranked Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast and creator of the popular Podcast on Purpose Online Academy. We discuss: What is a spiritual entrepreneur? [2:04] Mistakes people make when they want to do the right thing [4:23] A great intersection…

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Joshua Spodek: Taking Initiative in Business

Joshua Spodek, wrote the bestselling book, Leadership Step by Step, hosts the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast, is a professor at NYU, and blogs daily at joshuaspodek.com. We discuss: Entrepreneurship as a way out [3:46] The main hurdles and the main support to make things happen [7:38] What skills are missing in today’s market…

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Carey Rome: Making Growth Plans Happen

Carey is the CEO of Cypress Resources. He is a recovering CPA who somehow can manage both left and right brain activities. Admittedly, right brain activities are where Carey thrives. We discuss: What happens when one starts to do things that are outside of other people’s comfort zone [1:48] The burn in your gut that…

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Sean McKay: Awareness Reputation and Conversion

Sean McKay is the CEO of Site Hub, a Rochester company he started in his mom’s basement and turned it into a well-established web and marketing agency.  We discuss: The biggest plateau in Sean’s solopreneur career [1:47] Why charging more doesn’t scare people [3:15] What happens when you raise the cost of your service from…

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Mari Ryan: Creating a Thriving Workplace

Mari Ryan is the CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness. She is an expert in workplace well-being and leverages over 30 years of business experience in various marketing, consulting and executive roles across a variety of different industries. We discuss: What a thriving workplace is [2:52] Differences in creating a thriving workplace at the macro and…

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Melanie Benson: Revenue You Can Count On

Melanie Benson is a Profit Amplifier, and has a gift for guiding fast-paced, mission-driven entrepreneurs to thrive financially in their work. Whether it’s achieving a bold goal or scaling the reach of your business, Melanie has a proven track record of accelerating results. We discuss: The key to generating sales and long-term profit you can…

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Natalie Nagele: Get Your Business to Work for You

Natalie is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, the company behind Postmark, Beanstalk and Conveyor. We discuss: Two opposites which have built a “legal” business [1:35] Growth strategies: why small is more powerful [3:03] Core elements of how to take care of your core business relationships [8:45] How to become comfortable with saying “no” [10:13]…

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Robbie Samuels: Turn Relationships into Cash

Robbie Samuels helps his clients shift their mindsets around relationship building so they discover new connections and business opportunities in the world around them and know how to act on them. We discuss: The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to networking [1:35] What strategy to use when planning to attend a conference or…

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NAWBO NYC’s Laura Allen: The Power of the 15-Second Pitch

In today’s special episode of Smashing The Plateau, we’re talking to one of the speakers from NAWBO NYC’s upcoming Small Business Bootcamp. Laura Allen is the founder of ThePitchGirl.com and 15-SecondPitch.com. She has 20+ years of experience in advertising, online marketing, and sales. We discuss: Why it’s so hard to explain who you are and…

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Sarah Santacroce: Turn LinkedIn into a Sales Magnet

Sarah is an internationally recognized LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor who has personally coached over 1,900 entrepreneurs. She helps them position themselves as experts on LinkedIn so they get clients with ease. We discuss: The biggest mistake that solopreneurs make when using LinkedIn [1:30] Three questions entrepreneurs should be answering in their LinkedIn headline…

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Michele Williams: Create a Real Profit in Your Business

Michele Williams is a certified Profit First professional who’s helping creative business owners focus on the financial health and profitability of their companies. We discuss: How a money management system can help you take profit first [1:23] How Michele stumbled and bumbled her way to financial sustainability in the long-term [4:20] A walk through the…

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