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Ep. 205 - How to Start, Grow and Sell a Business | Susan Alonzi

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Release Date: 11/02/2021

Ep. 220 - How to Find the Just-Right Virtual Assistant | Riah Gonzalez show art Ep. 220 - How to Find the Just-Right Virtual Assistant | Riah Gonzalez

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Riah Gonzalez is the Founder and CEO of Linq Consulting Services, a female-focused, heart-centered Virtual Assistant Matchmaking company. She empowers her fellow business-owner clients with the right connections, positive energy, and meaningful relationships. Her Virtual Assistant Matchmaking service connects business owners to strong and powerful women. Her motto is “If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far while doing it right, you go with your fellow women.”

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Ep. 219 - How to Pivot into Entrepreneurship Without Fear | Robin Brewton show art Ep. 219 - How to Pivot into Entrepreneurship Without Fear | Robin Brewton

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Are you harboring fears that are stopping you from pivoting to your passion? Robin Brewton explains to us how she overcame her fears and took an entrepreneurship leap and is now making a difference. Robin Brewton is in the early stages of her pivot to becoming an executive coach and describes herself as being an interior designer for businesses.

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Ep. 218 - Life as a  Cruise Ship Stage Show Performer | AlissaBeth Morton show art Ep. 218 - Life as a Cruise Ship Stage Show Performer | AlissaBeth Morton

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AlissaBeth Jane Morton is a very talented singer and dancer I met while she was performing on the Azamara Pursuit cruise ship. We talked about what led her to perform on a cruise ship. She has done over 100 stage shows in her life. Take a look at her Reels to see the depth and breadth of her talent. In this episode, AlissaBeth describes her career journey, the different shows she has performed, and her hopes for the future.

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If you are curious about how you can get involved with energy entrepreneurship while still being sustainable, this is your episode. Interviewed by Christi Woodworth, Vice-President of Corporate Communications, Brand and Marketing at OGE Energy Corp, Katie Mehnert is a modern architect of culture change in energy. Her focus is the intersection of equity, sustainability, environment, and economy. She gives professionals a community to find everything they need to be successful in their careers. 

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Ep. 216 - How to Help Boomers’ Become Social Media Savvy | Joyce Feustel show art Ep. 216 - How to Help Boomers’ Become Social Media Savvy | Joyce Feustel

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Does LinkedIn mystify you? Have you ever wondered what folks mean when they say “optimize your LinkedIn profile?” Do your posts on LinkedIn get attention from the people you want to reach? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, and especially if you are born between 1946 and 1964, Joyce can help you. Being on the older end of the baby boomer generation, she identifies with the frustrations that folks in her age group have with LinkedIn and social media in general.

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Ep. 215 - How to Fund Your Business and Where to Invest | Tracy Killoren Chadwell show art Ep. 215 - How to Fund Your Business and Where to Invest | Tracy Killoren Chadwell

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Tracy Killoren Chadwell is an experienced venture capital investor and attorney. Tracy Chadwell explains her career difficult journey to becoming a female capital investor and the types of investments she’s made as a fund owner. Tracy Chadwell shares her knowledge on where female founders should be looking to invest and successfully fund their businesses.

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Ep. 214 - How to Be a Community Organizer for Change | Mariah McKay show art Ep. 214 - How to Be a Community Organizer for Change | Mariah McKay

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Mariah McKay is an energetic, highly motivated leader focusing on bringing change to the community. Her passion is building independent grassroots power for the common good. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA). She’s an experienced community organizer building independent grassroots power for the common good. One of her passions is housing. With fewer homes available in Spokane, creating new housing options coming to the top of her radar.

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Ep. 213 - How to Be the Most Admired CEO | Stacy Eads show art Ep. 213 - How to Be the Most Admired CEO | Stacy Eads

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Stacy Eads is one of Oklahoma’s 50 Women Making a Difference and also the Most Admired CEO in her home state of Oklahoma. Stacy’s company, Stacy Eads, focuses on consulting in four areas: Technology, Marketing Strategy, Sales and Service, and Team Culture. She is a problem solver, a consultant, a coach, a trainer, a speaker, and a mentor. She empowers other CEOs nationwide to embrace their leadership potential without allowing it to fatigue them.

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Ep. 212 - How To Monetize Your Skills After Retirement | Monique Montanino show art Ep. 212 - How To Monetize Your Skills After Retirement | Monique Montanino

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If you have been or are in a corporate career and have dreamed of retiring early, listen to Monique’s experience – because she did it. But retirement can get boring. So what else is there to do? If you’re looking to pivot by starting a business after your retirement, this is the episode for you. Monique retired early, did volunteer work, and later decided to monetize her skills as a career coach and has been very successful. Monique is a certified career coach and a former Fortune 200 tech sales execu

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Ep. 211 - How to Run a Staffless Business | Dr Jodi Dinnerman show art Ep. 211 - How to Run a Staffless Business | Dr Jodi Dinnerman

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Dr. Jodi Dinnerman is a family wellness-based chiropractor specializing in serving pregnant women and kids for 21 years. Jodi also founded SEWP School, a school for wellness practitioners who want to thrive in practice by automating tasks. In this episode, she explains how she created an automation system in her chiropractic practice that enables her to concentrate on her specialization rather than being a boss.

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Starting, growing, and selling a business requires more than just financial support. Susan Alonzi shares with us her 18-year journey as a leadership development entrepreneur and how she handled the exit from her business.  Susan Alonzi is currently President of Center Connection, LLC. and is on the Board of Trustees for Introspect International. She capitalized on her corporate experience in marketing, operations, and IT in the high tech-telecommunications industry, to being a successful entrepreneur for 18 years in the leadership training field. Susan consults in leadership and professional development, operational consulting, and coaching. 

Center Connection supports individuals, teams, and organizations in defining their role in personal leadership, through values and behavioral-based coaching. Susan shares her insights on starting, growing, and selling a training and leadership development business. This program is particularly valuable for coaches and consultants who want to build more than a lifestyle business.  Listen in to learn the importance of knowing yourself enough to be motivated and take some risks as an entrepreneur. You will also learn the processes and strategies to keep in mind when planning to sell your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of mentorship for support to get to leadership positions
  • How to manage your mental and physical health plus your expectations as an entrepreneur
  • Learn to ask for support and be confident enough to make decisions for your business
  • Do what you can to bring value to your business and eliminate any unnecessary activities
  • Start getting ready to sell your business earlier to ease things for the actual exit
  • The value of having a GSA for your business to help you bag government clients

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