Category Archives: Follow Your Dream

How To Start A Successful Home Improvement Company

Of all the types of businesses we could choose to go into, it seems as though starting a home improvement business is one of the most popular options.

The problem is that many people mistakenly assume that, just because they’re handy with a hammer they’re qualified to become the leader of a home improvement firm, which results in some less-than-professional contracting companies out there.

But today’s guest, Jeremiah Davies, is an exception to that profile. Jeremiah is the Founder and President of Orion Home Improvements in Merrifield, Virginia – a truly a professional contracting company that has seen tremendous growth over the past few years due to their focus on customer satisfaction.

In this episode Jeremiah shares some of the elements that have gone into that success.

CONTACT JEREMIAH DAVIES

Orion Home Improvements’ Website

Jeremiah’s LinkedIn Profile

Orion’s Facebook Page

Orion Home Improvements’
Phone Number

571-354-0331

Jeff Kofman The Accidental CEO

I like to talk about a lot of different things on this podcast including technology, venture capital, how businesses and industries arise to solve problems and address needs.

I like to talk about first-time business owners and Boomerpreneurs – people who start a business in their retirement years. Most of all, I like speaking with creative and interesting people.

In today’s program I am bringing you all of that in the person of Jeff Kofman, who is CEO and co-founder and an incredible startup called Trint.

After 33 years as a broadcast journalist for CBC, BBC, CBS and ABC, Jeff Kofman became “The Accidental CEO” of this London-based tech startup.

In this episode of Radio Free Enterprise, Jeff talks about how he came to be an entrepreneur at this stage in his life and the similarities between being a war correspondent and the CEO of a fast-growing company.

HOW TO CONTACT JEFF KOFMAN

Trint.com Website

Jeff’s Email Address

How To Create The Business of Your Dreams

Venessa Moss has created the kind of lifestyle business most of us only dream about.

She runs an online consulting business from her laptop on the kitchen table of her sun-splashed home on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

How Venessa made this dream a reality and moved from her previous life in the U.K. – while facing down some of the biggest life challenges anyone could encounter – is the basis of this interview.

While Venessa’s business targets women and her life’s journey and challenges are uniquely female, her story of entrepreneurship and perseverance resonate with anyone with a heart and a mind.

CONNECT WITH VENESSA

By Email: info@venessamoss.com

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Startup Team Building

Poppir, a tech startup based in the Washington, DC area, is bringing the sharing economy to the commercial real estate industry.

When co-founders Moh Ducis and Derek Nickerson asked me to give a pep talk to their – currently – unpaid team of developers, marketers and biz dev folks as a kick-off to an all-day team building meeting, I wasn’t quite sure what to share.

While I do have experience in startups, it hasn’t been entirely positive. What could I tell these folks that would be entirely honest but which wouldn’t have them running for the exits? The solution I created is heard in this podcast, recorded live in an empty night club in the middle of a Saturday afternoon.

What I shared can be categorized under four Cs:

  1. Communication
  2. Capital
  3. Culture
  4. Career

I’m glad that I recorded the presentation because I believe it was well-received by the people present and may well benefit other founders and team members at current and future startups.

LEARN MORE ABOUT POPPIR

Poppir.com

Poppir on Facebook

Follow Poppir on Twitter

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How to Succeed at Network Marketing

There are a lot of misconceptions swirling around the idea of building a successful business in the network marketing (aka multi-level marketing) industry.

Some people believe it can’t be done, that network marketing success is some kind of hoax or myth. Others believe that, while it is possible, only people who would do well on a used car lot could possibly succeed as network marketer.

David Delevante is living proof that, not only is business success a reality within network marketing, but that anyone – even a nerdy former naval engineer – can create a fabulous, home-based business in the industry.

In this episode, Dave explains how he originally got involved in network marketing and how he has built a successful business with over 14,000 team members, all while staying true to himself and never being pushy.

CONTACT DAVE DELEVANTE

Email: dave@usana.com

Phone: 703-928-1116

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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

Visit Their Website

Follow Them On Facebook

Contact Brian Anderson by Email

brian@valhallabladeworks.com

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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

Visit Their Website

Follow Them On Facebook

Contact Alexandria Cupcake by Phone
703-299-9099

Buy Threaded Destiny on Amazon

Threaded Destiny

Novel featuring Alexandria Cupcake

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