Brian Anderson and Valhalla Bladeworks

Have you ever fantasized about ditching your corporate job and starting the business of your dreams?

Brian Anderson did just that, resigning from his fat six-figure executive position to start his own custom knife company, Valhalla Bladeworks.

In this interview Brian explains what prompted him to make this life-changing decision and the effect it’s had on his personal career satisfaction, quality of life and family relationships.

He also talks about the utterly unexpected challenge he has encountered only months into the new venture: overwhelming demand for his products.

Brian also offers words of advice for those considering making the same leap from the corporate nest, as well as for other first-time entrepreneurs in the first few weeks on their own.

Contact Valhalla Bladeworks

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Contact Brian Anderson by Email

brian@valhallabladeworks.com

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Social Media Positioning with Katherine Gotthardt

In this interview I speak with my Social Media content manager, Katherine Gotthardt of All Things Writing, LLC.

Every business owner is aware of the branding and positioning opportunities available via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and email marketing. But who has the time or knowhow to take advantage of them the way all the gurus say we must?

Katherine offers a flexible support service that allows you to buy just the amount of social media presence you can afford.  Your budget may not allow for you to buy her ultimate combo package but let’s face it – you can’t afford to be invisible online either.

Spend a few minutes to learn more about Katherine, her services and why I chose her to support my varied entrepreneurial identities in the social sphere.

Connect with Katherine Gotthardt

All Things Writing Website

By Email: services@allthingswritingllc.com

Telephone: 703-530-7445

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The Groupon Conundrum

Do you find Marketing confusing? You’re not alone.

My belief is that, for the majority of business owners, Marketing is a mystery and Sales is a dirty word.

In this audio extraction from my online course How To Build A Customer Factory, I explain why it is that you find marketing so difficult and how to get that situation turned around using an illustration I call The Groupon Conundrum.

How did Groupon grow so quickly from an idea on a napkin to a publicly-traded $13 billion company with 10,000 employees?

By capitalizing on the widespread fear and ignorance of Marketing exhibited by thousands of business owners across this country.

Please spend a few minutes with me to consider The Groupon Conundrum and how it may apply to you and your company.

How To Build A Customer Factory
Online Course

Click this link to learn how to enroll in the course at 75% Off

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Adnan Hamidi and Alexandria Cupcake

In this fun and wide-ranging interview with my friend Adnan Hamidi, we talk about his personal journey into the gourmet bakery business.

Adnan has done what so many people only dream about – turn their passion into a profitable lifestyle business.

In this interview he discusses how he did it by choosing the right location, insisting on only the very best world-class ingredients and focusing on an exceptional experience for all his customers.

In a very short period of time Alexandria Cupcake has become such an institution in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia that a novelist recently included the bakery as a setting in newest book, Threaded Destiny! 

Learn More About Alexandria Cupcake

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Contact Alexandria Cupcake by Phone
703-299-9099

Buy Threaded Destiny on Amazon

Threaded Destiny

Novel featuring Alexandria Cupcake

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Publicity for Introverts with Jane Tabachnick

Jane Tabachnick, the creator of Publicity For Introverts, was named one of the top 100 people online by Fast Company Magazine for her work as a digital Public Relations strategist.

Jane teaches savvy authors and heart-centered entrepreneurs – as well as introverts – how to gain visibility and instant expert status.

In this interview Jane talks about how difficult it is for many business owners to engage with publicity or be self-promotional in any way and how those same people can learn to leverage the power of Public Relations using her Publicity For Introverts system.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Help A Reporter Out (HARO)

SourceBottle

Contact Jane Tabachnick

Visit Jane’s Website:
PublicityForIntroverts.com

Download Her Free Report:
Proven Publicity Tips for the Spotlight Shy

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