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Startup Angel Robin Hood Ventures Temple University Ellen Weber Executive Director Show 036


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Robinhood Ventures Executive Director Ellen Weber and she is also Executive Director: Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

In my interview with Ellen Weber I discuss:
– how she helps startups startup and the resources her organization provides
– steps she had taken to Build great companies
– what drives her passion to innovate and what are we going to see coming out of this tri state Philadelphia area over the next several years

Ellen – What’s the one thing that contributes most to your success?
Ellen is really active in the Philadelphia startup community:
and you are involved in so many organizations :

What are the reoccurring themes that you experience as an
entrepreneur that you can summarize for the benefit of aspiring entrepreneurs,

current startups looking for help and those looking for resources to either startup, grow or take their business to the next level or someone who just wants to get experience as an intern or find a job.

What is the one best piece of business advice you ever received?

so people can get to know you better
fill in the gaps a tell us more about your personal story –
Tell us a little bit about how this background and ties into how you are helping people today?
4. What do you think are the most common mistakes other startups or entrepreneurs or students interested in business make that delay or prevent their success?
5. Can you give us some of the essential understandings entrepreneurs/students need to have the proper mindset to deal with the daily challenges they face?
Q: Your Best business practices
Q: So what things do you delegate to others because your not so good at it

I know
(www.robinhoodventures.com), as a leading angel group in the Philadelphia region helping startups scale and grow –
Since 1999,
Tell us about the process companies go through from initial startup through excite –
Robin Hood Ventures has invested in over 60 early-stage, high-growth startups, en route to building great companies. Our investments generally range from $250,000 to $1 million, and we syndicate with venture capitalists, institutions, and other angels in our network. We are passionate about using our expertise to build great companies. Our members boast a wealth of experience in a range of industries from IT to financial services to healthcare, and they are able to leverage their knowledge and networks to add real value to our companies.

These are some other organizations that you help – Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Talk to us about the resources you provide them and what it takes to become a success

So how did you get started in business??
Co-founder several companies
also COO and VisionMine (www.visionmine.com), which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations. VisionMine is a subscription service that allows corporate clients collaborative access to early start-up innovations, new technologies, and entrepreneurs that solve business problems.
You have over 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. Can you talk to us about specific names and what you did

Also Managing Director Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation.

I was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where I created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions.

Shared Medical Systems (12 yrs) where I was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications.
senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Book:
Quote : John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” antiphony.com
App:
Resource under $100
Fun fact:
Temple’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl business plan competition is well on its way this year, and we have a record number of teams that have applied for mentors.
graduated Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.

So What are the key challenges you face

Fun fact:
Temple’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl business plan competition is well on its way this year, and we have a record number of teams that have applied for mentors.
graduated Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.

So What are the key challenges you face

We all go through adversity what actions did you take to overcome it

Mentors – expectations – participate in weekly calls or in-person meetings – support and guide the teams.
Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures Forum is February 1st. (MADV) assists early-stage technology and innovation-based companies acquire funding and build sustainable businesses. MADV prepares the companies for investment, helps ensure their investment materials are as defensible and compelling as they can be, and provides networking connections plus coaching around critical aspects of entrepreneurship and building a business.
http://www.madv.org

What are your three main takeaways
You want to leave our audience with

Ellen – How we can keep in contact with you any special links and resources you can provide for the audience so I can place s link in the show notes

Content Marketers, Software Company Boost Linguistics Jeff Nowak Show 032

 

Content Marketers

Software Company, Boost Linguistics, Jeff Nowak, Cof-Founder

 

 

On Today’s Show 032

Jeff is the co-founder of a neurolinguistics software company that empowers content marketers to create more impactful content faster through the use of emotionally charged text.  He recently graduated from Drexel University in the Close School of Entrepreneurship. The company is called Boost Linguistics.

 

What we will discuss on today’s show:

 

Jeff Nowak is from Boost Linguistics on this Show 032 – get all the show notes and Jeff’s special offer by going to mitchellchadrow.com/show032

 

Boost Linguistics is building an awesome writing tool text editor designed to create and automatically edit marketing content, provide audience engagement.

 

Their software helps persuade and analyze your templates to help suggest changes make your writing more appealing to the reader and more impactful by

Improving the way people write marketing material.

Other key points of discussion: Entrepreneurship, startups, content strategy,marketing, copywriting.

Lessons learned in today’s show:

 

Don’t just focus on SEO and keywords Focus on the Google Quality Score – SEO is becoming saturated with keywords so they are banking off the quality score pay per click by raising quality score it lowers your pay per click

How to use software to re-writing content provide emotion joy trust on your website to connect with your audience and help in your rankings using google analytics.

Drexel Startup Day and the Close School of Entrepreneurship is not just a startup entrepreneur competition it might be a different way to help entrepreneurs bootstrap

 

If you missed our last show with Nick Delmonico his company is creating wearable technology to manage asthma and on our next show it’s our year in wrap up. mitchellchadrow.com/show031

We talk to Jeff and his company involvement in Drexel Startup Day where they help other young entrepreneurs launch their ideas to build business opportunities.

Bootstrapping – they skip family and friend rounds to raise money by entering into competition to win money for funding, they do things themselves to save money they will actually go out and get the certifications and learn how to do it themselves for example programming or bring someone onto the team to do it.  They acquire the skills themselves and then execute.

 

 

Fast Round fast pitch

1) Best business advice – If you are overthinking it too much and need to startup again and Content is king if you’re not on the internet you need to be.  Learn to listen, take it slow and keep it simple.

2) Business book – Jeff Reid The Alliance LinkedIn & Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

3) App that you use to help you in business, family or life: Slack, Trello, Google suite Why – these apps provide the needed self-motivation social pressure everyone can see what you’re doing.

4) A quote or mantra that you use to inspire and motivate: keep moving mantra

5) Fun fact: Jeff hate’s solitude extroverted so he welcomes you to just come over and have a conversation about startups.

6) Best purchase under 100 bucks: Boise Headphones you can use your iPhone and Mac and work anywhere in the world Starbucks in Austria or in San Diego you don’t need a big office.

 

3 main takeaways lessons you have learned along your journey

Culture – no need for titles.

Don’t block ideas no fear to express themselves.

Keep it simple.

 

Resources

Greengeeks – The Startup Sponsor

Audible – The Fast Pitch Sponsor

Snappa – The Wrap Up Sponsor

Other Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Offer trial 2017:  Jeff makes an offer the Listenup audience should take him up on there were be a link toward the end of the show and providing a concept marketing class.

Baiada (Bi-odd-ah) Institute for Entrepreneurship (Incubator)Chuck Sacca at Drexel it’s not just about resources and office space but being with other startup entrepreneurs where everyone may have different goals but it’s a community of business minded people seeing that fact others are doing it provides the knowledge and wisdom that you can as well. Reference to other companies within the Institute: Booksmart, Turn Water.

Keep in touch

 

Boost Linguistics

Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University: Deans: Donna Marie Decarlo & Damian Salas (show 014)

Graphic Design Photo Editor Software Canva Competitor Show 028

Graphic Design Photo Editor Software

Canva Competitors, Free graphics software, online companies, design companies established in 2012, media companies established in 2012, technology companies established in 2012, Internet companies of Australia, 500 Startups Companies

 

Create marketing graphics on a Canva.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about Canva and their competitors:

 

1) The goal of Canva and their competitors

2) Canva is a free graphic-design tool website, founded in January 2012 in Australia. The website rapidly became popular, with more than 750,000 users in its first year. Social-media and technology expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as chief evangelist in April 2014

It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics

3) Distribution Channels

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Productivity apps used by our guest: Calendly, Trello
See Canva and their competitors back at mitchellchadrow.com/photo

Check out the book recommended by our guest via “Made in America” by Sam Walton (affiliate link)

Lean Customer Development by Cindy Alvarez. (affiliate link)

 

Graphic Design Photo Editor Software Canva Competitor

Graphic Designer Bootstrapper Canva Competitor tells us about:

1) The goal of his Canva competitor
2) How he went from finance and the Federal government to run his own graphic design startup
3) How he surveyed his customers of his stock image site
 
This helped our guest startup find out just how much graphic design was a pain point in content creation
 
4) How his stock photos work together to generate leads and create content
5) Content Marketing & Lead Generation web site
6) Distribution Channels
 
Graphic Design Photo Editor Software products that you and other marketers, startups and entrepreneurs around the globe should review. Join our sponsor and wonderful resource add it to your personal or business program.
 
As a Graphic Design user, you’ll review all the photo editor software companies so you can become a happy customer!
 
Here’s why
 
Our Canva competitor reviews are the fastest way for you to create good graphics. You want it to be incredibly easy to whip up graphics for your social media, blogs, ads, and more without the need of Photoshop or the help of having to hire your own graphic designer.
 
Here are just a few highlights of what a Canva competitor should offer you my trusted friends and loyal listeners:
 
1) A fully-featured graphic editor that’s incredibly easy to use
2) A stunning library of HD photos, graphics, and fonts
3) Professional quality templates already created for you by the Snappa team you are fully taking advantage of their own in-house designers
4) now this next one is huge – Magically resize your best graphics in just 2 clicks
5) Save and organize your designs into folders
6) Schedule and share graphics instantly on social media
 

photos

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Motivational Speaker Zephan Moses Blaxberg Create Your Life on Purpose with Show 024


Motivational Speaker Zephan Moses Blaxberg, Author, Life Re-scripted, Podcast Host, Year of Purpose

Zephan helps small business owners, entrepreneurs or online marketers who need a professional videographer and video editor. His name is Zephan Blaxberg, he is a self-employed videographer and he has worked with some of the top companies in the world including (but not limited to) AAA, Merrell Shoes, The White House, Netflix, Uber and more.

Zephan provides high quality, fast turn around edits and filming so that professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and marketers can get their message out to your viewers. One of the major benefits that you get to enjoy when you work with him is that his background is in direct response marketing. His experience is that he has worked with Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer (two of the top copywriters and marketers in the world) and now Zephan brings that same unique marketing strategies to help businesses through video!

You probably ask – what is direct response marketing? Direct response marketing is a type of marketing that elicits a specific, measured response resulting from a consumer’s direct response to a marketer. Direct response marketing facilitates the delivery of a call to action and outcome via direct or online interaction for immediate feedback and response. Basically, I make awesome videos that encourage your customers to buy from you.

If you’re looking for a videographer and editor, look no further than ZMBmedia. Whether you need a VSL (Video Sales Letter) for your marketing or a promotional video edited for your business, Zephan can help!

ZMBmedia is a Baltimore based video production company providing online marketing videos a promotional content to high end clients including AAA and Merrill Shoe Company. We have been invited to the White House and the Senate floor to provide photography and video services and produced animations that display at the Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field and the Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center.

Backed by marketing experience from his employment with Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer as the producer of NO B.S. Live TV and videographer for all of the GKIC (formerly known as Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle) events and conferences, I have built a skill set of invaluable high converting marketing tactics that will allow you to see new leads, new clients and more customers. Using my marketing background and my experience as a cinematographer, I provide top-notch services to marketers nationwide including Bill Glazer, Dan Kennedy, Mara Glazer, Michael Lafido, Pat Mussieux, and many more.

ZMBmedia has also provided services including promotional headshot photography, wedding and event photography, WebTV show production and more.

 

Zephan Moses Blaxberg is also the Author, of Life Re-Scripted (Available On Amazon) on this show 024

 

He is the Host of The Year of Purpose Podcast (Available on iTunes)

 

Zephan, tells us What Every Happy Person Has In Common

 

Why people take risks?

 

Reasons You Should Re-Write Your Story starting Today

 

  • Zephan says, over the past two and half years he has been travel hacking his way around the country*, couch-surfing in strangers homes and redesigning his story (to build a highly successful business and turning a dream life into a reality).

 

he also says, that travel, exploring new places he says is only one of the ways you can live on purpose…

 

He works with amazing coaching clients who love what they’re creating in the world.

 

Zephan started from scratch and made $15,000 in his first six months after quitting his job…and close to $60,000 with a little elbow grease and patience (less than 2 years later)

 

  • He was able to “hack” over 25 FREE flights around the country and still run his business from the road (in fact, he booked just as much work on the road as he would at home)

 

  • Zephan has created a free course:

 

“Find Your Purpose in 8 Days“

 

so at the end of the interview we will tell you how you can Check out Zephan’s course, remember he shows you the right way.

 

  • the next lesson a unique tactic that entrepreneurs use to generate millions in revenue…and he is going to tell us how to use it for your purpose driven life.
  • He tells us the juicy, insider-secrets of lifestyle design (he says, there are many …and he promises to share several of them with you in on his podcast), but he needs you to do two things: so you will have to Listen Up today to find out what they are

 

  • A single tool that will change the way you approach life and tough decisions (I’ve

adopted this from Elon Musk and it works wonders for every aspect of your life)

& How you can apply this single tool to your life…

 

 

1) What one thing Contributes most to your success

  1. Personal Story – Tell us a little bit about your background and how it ties in to how you are helping people today.
  1. Tell us about the mission and vision for your company
  2. What are the reoccurring themes that you experience as an aspiring entrepreneur that you can summarize for the benefit of other aspiring, startups looking for help and resources to either startup, and grow a business or get experience as an intern or find a job.
  1. What do you think are the most common mistakes other startups or entrepreneurs or students interested in business make that delay or prevent their success?
  1. Can you give us some of the essential understandings entrepreneurs/students need to have the proper mindset to deal with the daily challenges they face?
  1. Where does the drive come from to be successful and to make a difference in this world.
  1. Tell us about your ACHIEVEMENTS
  2. Resources for other aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business – from UD or other things you have used
  1. When did you discover you were a business leaders/that you wanted to help other members and be resourceful
  1. tells us about a challenging moment as a business leader / (owner or entrepreneur)

Fast Round – 

1) Best business advice that you have received / If you had a bill board and could put anything on it what would it be –

2) Next the “audible inspirational book” which is sponsored by mitchellchadrow.com/audible – name a book that has helped you in either business family or life

3) What flaws have turned out to be strengths

4) App that you use to help you in business, family or life

5) A quote or mantra that you use to inspire and motivate

6) Less than $100 purchase that has impacted your life the most –

7) Fun fact:

8) Worse advice being given to young entrepreneurs today –

10) When you think of the word successful what first name comes to your mind

11) What kind of systems do you have in your life

12) Two years from now what are you doing?

 

How can people get in contact with you:

What we learned today

Write down stuff you always wanted to do for 30 days and circle those items that constantly come up.

Make yourself a resource and become more resourceful.

Develop an awareness and notice and receive those opportunities that present themselves to you.

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So many lessons learned on today’s show 024 so check out the full show and all the links.

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Digital Marketing Industry Agency SEO, Social, Paid, and Content Foxtail Founder Mike Templeman Show 013

Subscribe via mitchellchadrow.com, Review my Podcast mitchellchadrow.com/iTunes,

Today’s show is sponsored by my book club Go To mitchellchadrow.com/books for your free 30 day trial.

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mitchellchadrow.com/photos – For your personal graphic design and photos for social media, blogs, articles, and more.

We look forward to interviewing Damian Salas, Assistant Dean of Drexel University Entrepreneurial Program, Close School for Show 014.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

 

We not only recorded this Show on Friday the 13th its our 13th Show and thus our Lucky Show 013.

Mike is an entrepreneur, writer who enjoys startups, scaling service based businesses and content marketing. He is also the founder of Foxtail Marketing, a digital demand generation firm – with locations in Canada, Australia, London and NYC and other locations.  He has regular columns at Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and others.

Check out #ListenUpPodcast Show015 on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.  You can reduce your risk if instead of going with a smaller number of accredited investors, big banks and VCs that invest in high amounts versus numerous non-accredited investors and much smaller amounts.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

email Mike: Mike@foxtailmarketing.com

website: http://www.foxtailmarketing.com

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E & J Gallo Winery Buys Iconic Brand Barefoot Wine Bonnie Harvey, Michael Houlihan Founders Show 010

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E & J Gallo Winery Buys Iconic Brand Barefoot Wine

Bonnie Harvey, Michael Houlihan Founders

Survive when your small
Turn debts into assets
How to grow into a national brand
How to make your values part of your success
Start small in a small territory
Spend less and monetize faster.
How you too can bootstrap your next business.
Coming up with a label concept logo.
Competing with big known brands.
Customer engagement, sales, and marketing - talk to everyone.
Ask questions from the bottom up.  Naturally, engage not only end users but suppliers vendors - Tell us your practical way you did this throughout the life cycle of your product
Practical lessons that can be implemented even if you don't have a lot of money or initially don't want to spend a lot until you try that idea -
How not having experience in your niche idea may be an asset.
Speak to as many people about your idea as possible including entrepreneurial students, teaching your entrepreneurship lessons from students, startups and growth-phase businesses.
Learn their Spend Less-Monetize Faster with the Entrepreneur’s Guiding Principles for Success (GPS) TM.
Inspiration and encouragement for all those contemplating starting a brand or wanting to improve their existing brand.
Whats on your mind: Success defined; Quote - Thomas Edison.

They co-authored the New York Times Bestselling Business The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand.  An entrepreneurial guidebook and lessons learned for building a popular national brand.  From their start up to taking the business to the next level their book chronicles the journey plus it's very entertaining.  It's become reading at several universities that teach entrepreneurship.

Bonnie Harvey & Michael Houlihan Founders of Barefoot Wine.  The entrepreneurial couple bootstrapped the business with next to no money, no wine experience and facing bankruptcy the first year in business.  They sold the iconic brand to E & J Gallo Winery but that is only the beginning of their journey.


WEBSITE:

https://thebarefootspirit.com/


EMAIL:

info@thebarefootspirit.com

TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/barefoot_spirit


 

Read the LinkedIn Article on this story.

Book:  The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand -Their other book The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People, (is a companion to The Barefoot Spirit).


Robert Mondavi in Napa Valley:

E & J Gallo Winery:
Bethenny Frankel Skinnygirl cocktail company started in April 2011 and later sold to Fortune Brands' Beam Global (now a part of Suntory) for an estimated $100 million.
School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
World Conference on Entrepreneurship; Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum

Thomas Edison: Their hero and influencer.  Find the success of each failure and mistake that you make.