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Leadership Journey with Stephanie Sims and Robbie Samuels

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Robbie gets this episode started by asking Stephanie about her leadership journey and when she realized she had a knack for leading.  To Stephanie, being a leader is equal parts inspiration and risk/action taking.  One must have a bold vision to share with people that will get them excited about doing something.  In the same sense, one must also be willing to roll up their own sleeves, dig in and do some work as well.

Mentors were important to Stephanie, and among the top of that list are her parents.  They encouraged and supported her in multiple...

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Women Don't Always Have to Compete

Today, I’m excited to talk to Natalie Benamou, the Founder & CEO of Herpower2 Lead.

Natalie is a strategic thought leader with 30 years of experience creating ‘Blue Ocean’ strategies that help differentiate businesses from the competition and leading organizations. 

She has served as President of HBA Chicago (Healthcare Business Women's Association) as well as A Heart For Animals, an all volunteer animal rescue that has saved over 3,000 pets.

Natalie founded HerCsuite™, an advisory & networking platform for executive women leaders, to empower female...

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Working with Your Spouse


Today, I’m excited to talk to Amy & Adam Fazackerley, Co-Founders of Lay-n-Go, a company that designs and manufactures innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel. 

I’ve interviewed them both individually, so if you haven’t listened to those episodes, add them to your playlist!

But today we’re doing something different - and talking to them about what it’s like to work with your spouse day in, day out.

Welcome, Adam & Amy!

 

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Instead of the speed round, they start out with a few either /...

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Find Your Pain, Fix It and Create Your Business with Amy Fazackerley

Today, I’m excited to talk to Amy Fazackerley, CEO and Co- Founder of Lay-n-Go, a company that designs and manufactures innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel. Amy has been awarded three U.S. Utility Patents on her invention and distributes her products to leading retail companies domestically and internationally.  

 As a women-owned business, Amy has been featured on national TV shows like MSNBC’s Your Business, Fox and Friends, and Good Morning America. 

She is very active in the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC),...

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How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market with Greg Head

Today, I’m excited to talk to Greg Head, the CEO of Scaling Point and the founder of Gregslist!

Greg Head is a 30-year software industry veteran who was part of the startup-to-scale journeys of three different software companies in the CRM industry, including one IPO. 

He is now an active mentor, advisor, consultant, and speaker helping founders of early-stage software startups all over the world. 

At Scaling Point, Greg works with startup tech founders on positioning strategy, product-market fit, messaging, and scalable marketing execution. 

Gregslist.com is the...

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Ask the Tough Questions with Tiffany Bisconer

Tiffany Bisconer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting and tax. 

Tiffany has worked with one of the top 10 Certified Public Accounting and Consulting Firms in the nation and is currently the Director of Acena Consulting focusing on providing specialty tax incentive consulting services. 

Combining her private industry and public accounting experience, she works with CPA firms and directly with business owners and leadership teams in multiple industries at all levels of growth, to help educate and identify...

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Part 1 of 4 Series: Ghost of Numbers

Welcome to Part 1 of a four-part series to tackle the ghosts of your numbers past, present, and future. 

We take a look at:

  • Some of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs are afraid of their numbers, and how to get past those roadblocks
  • Set the stage for how past, present, and future work together to build your confidence in your own decisions AND accelerate your business growth
  • Give you two frameworks for thinking about your numbers that don't require a CPA or extensive Excel knowledge.

Walk away knowing which numbers matter, what it takes to build a quality financial projection, and...

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Preparing to Face Investors and Predicting the Outcome of Asks with Jackie Roberts of SparkLabs Frontier-ASU

Jackie Roberts is the Executive Director for SparkLabs Frontier-ASU. For over ten years, Jackie has helped organizations expand in the valley during hyper-growth times and in various leadership roles. She joined SparkLabs Group in 2019 to lead the SparkLabs Frontier-ASU accelerator program in partnership with ASU entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Jackie has been responsible for several brand market and office launches within the startup space, with the most notable being Booker Software and DoubleDutch. 


With a passion for supporting local entrepreneurship, Jackie is committed to...

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Your End Result is the Investment Opportunity with Ryan Tansom of Arkona

Today, I’m excited to talk to Ryan Tansom, entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host, author and the co-founder of Arkona.

In 2014, Ryan helped turn around his family business and then sell it for 8 figures to a local competitor. The growth and exit process was an unexpectedly difficult undertaking, but the lessons that were learned have proven to be invaluable.

He took his experience and co-founded Arkona where he created the Intentional Growth 5 Principles and Framework and hosts the popular Life After Business podcast (190+ episodes and 265k+ downloads).

Ryan’s mission is to help...

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Balancing the Entrepreneur-Investor Power Dynamics with Keith Ippel of Spring

Keith Ippel is an ecosystem builder, keynote speaker, and advisor to incubators, accelerators, donors, and governments. With over 20 years of experience as a leader in technology and impact businesses, Keith has helped accelerate the growth of small and large companies alike and has raised over 30 million in angel investment and venture capital. Moreover, his background has given him an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to grow businesses and change the world. 


Keith now leads Spring, a global incubator and accelerator that empowers...

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