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Today we have Mike Pavlish a top copywriter for nutritional supplements, health products, and information. Since 1988 his copywriting skills have helped to sell $418 million worth of nutritional supplements and health products. He has worked with Proactive, Jay Abraham, Gary Halbert, Campbell's Soup, Phillips Publishing, and many more.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Mike Pavlish.
  • [2:15] What did Mike want to be when he was a kid?
  • [5:00] Mike talks about the natural health supplements company he use to own.
  • [7:30] What criteria does Mike look at for a successful product?

In this episode…

No one really wants to be a business leader when they are a kid, right? WRONG! Not only did Mike Pavlish want to be a business leader when he was a young kid, he had that entrepreneurial drive. His parents tell the story of watching Mike as a young teen, rewrite magazine advertisements. It’s no wonder that with this drive from a young age, Mike wound up as a leader in the world of direct response copywriting. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Mike as he talks about how he grew up with that success mindset and how it still pushes him to this day. Don’t miss this fascinating episode!

What does it take to get your product picked up by Walmart? How do you even get on the radar of such a large and well-established company like that? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Mike Pavlish as he opens up about his experience leading a natural health supplements company. Mike knows the health supplements market - he led his company to stock their products in over 36,000 stores including Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens. As he looks back on this experience, Mike remembers massive stress that came with leading such a large and growing organization. That experience had a HUGE impact on Mike and he has used it to continue to serve the health supplements industry as an effective and prolific copywriter. To hear more about Mike’s story, make sure to catch this episode!

What does it take for a product to take off? What elements do successful business partners and investors look for when considering a brand or company to work with? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Mike Pavlish as he discusses what products he has found to really resonate with consumers in today’s marketplace. With many years working in the health supplements industry, Mike knows that there are certain products that consumers gravitate towards. These products typically have to do with a need or an ailment that doesn't seem to be fully addressed by typical medical solutions. To hear Mike discuss these products that he has seen perform well, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Steve Weiss CEO and Co-Founder of Mutesix. In just under three years they have built a team of over twenty people and their company uses online advertising like Facebook and google Ads for eCommerce customer acquisition. They help build high volume lead generation funnels. Basically, they help get businesses more customers! They have worked with brands and companies like meUndies, USA Today, HeadSpace and much more.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:57] Jeremy introduces his guest, Steve Weiss.
  • [2:00] Steve talks about his time as a stand up comic.
  • [6:00] Why Steve has a chip on his shoulder.
  • [9:00] Steve shares how he met his business partner, Dan.
  • [11:00] How Steve and his team serve the nutraceuticals industry.
  • [18:00] Results Steve and his team were able to get for Preheels.
  • [22:00] Where does the customer go after seeing one of Steve’s ads?
  • [24:00] Why discounting your product should be your LAST resort.
  • [27:00] How add-ons and bundles help sell products.
  • [30:00] Giving away a product but charging for shipping.
  • [32:30] Steve talks about “Cart Abandonment”
  • [35:30] The difference between ecommerce on Facebook and lead magnets.
  • [38:00] What rate of return should the average ecommerce seller expect?
  • [41:30] The biggest mistakes many businesses make on Facebook.
  • [46:00] Steve talks about using Headspace.
  • [47:30] Tools that Steve and his team use.
  • [50:00] Parting words from Steve.

In this episode…

What does effective advertising look like in the marketplace today? How can business leaders like YOU make the most of social media, search engines, and other tools? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur Steve Weiss as he shares about his company, Mute Six and the solution they provide to bring effective advertising to businesses like yours. Steve also goes over the companies he’s worked with, tips to promote your product, cart abandonment, common mistakes e-commerce sellers make, and much more! To hear more about Steve and his journey to build Mute Six, make sure to catch this episode!

How can companies like yours maximize their marketing efforts? What would it mean for you to have a team of experts at your disposal who could help you hone in on effective advertising for your product or service? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Steve Weiss as he walks through how he has helped companies like PreHeels expand their reach in the marketplace. Find out how Steve and his team identify key steps and strategies that will ensure higher conversion rates and build you a wider customer base. What are you waiting for? Check out this episode to find out more!

Most business leaders look at a failing product and immediately go to offering a discount to drive a spike in sales. Is that really the best way to solve the problem of a slow moving product? What if there was a better way where you didn’t have to take a hit on the cost of the product and still spike the sales? On this episode of Inspired Insider, marketing expert Steve Weiss shares key tips that business leaders like YOU can use to drive product sales. One tip that Steve shares is to consider bundling your faltering product with one that makes it more appealing - you could also consider offering add-ons to make the deal even more worthwhile. To hear more tips from Steve, make sure to catch this episode!

Is your company leaving money on the table? Did you know that over half of all online shopping carts end up abandoned before checkout? What if there was a way for your business to cut that number in half and entice your customers to complete the checkout process? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Steve Weiss as he explains how he has helped breakout companies lead the way in completed checkouts. Steve and the service his team at Mute Six provides could be the tipping point that YOUR company needs to overtake your competition. Find out more on this episode!

Don’t let your company be one of the MANY entities that advertise on Facebook and ends up wasting thousands of dollars on ineffective advertising. Find out what common mistakes business leaders are making on Facebook so you can avoid them and stay competitive! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from marketing expert Steve Weiss as he walks through some common mistakes businesses make when trying to build their presence on social media sites like Facebook. If your company is ready to take it social media engagement to the next level, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Joe Barton is the founder of Barton Publishing that is one of the top digital publishers of natural health solutions and home remedies, with over 1 million books sold—including the bestselling Diabetes Solution Kit, flagship natural health newsletter Home Cures That Work and publisher of Wholetones Healing Frequency Music.

Joe was a former accountant who founded Barton Publishing in 2004 from a tiny basement office with no windows or light from the outside world.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:57] Jeremy introduces his guest, Joe Barton.
  • [1:50] Joe talks about the resilience of his company.
  • [3:30] How Joe’s kids are making their own way.
  • [7:00] Joe shares about a cause he is passionate about.

In this episode…

With so much of the pain and suffering in the world today, what would fostering hope really look like? Is there even any point to try and do good in the world? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader, Jo Barton as he shares why he hasn’t given up on hope just yet. Joe is a successful businessman that feels passionately about giving back and connecting to a purpose higher than himself. He talks about how he and his wife were able to start an organization called Fostering Hope where they help provide a place of respite and relief for children in the foster care system, one week every year. To hear more about Joe’s passion for Fostering Hope and so much more, make sure to listen to this episode!

Do you ever wonder if you’ll have time for more than building your successful business? What about family life, social life, and more? Can you really have your cake and eat it too? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur Joe Barton as he talks about his successful publishing company, his family, connecting to a bigger purpose and more! When you hear Joe talk about his family and the unique outlook on life that they all share you will catch his enthusiasm. Learn about Joe’s kids and how he has supported them in their pursuits and how he and his wife have poured themselves into an organization called Fostering Hope. It’s not every day that you get to see the success and the compassion that drive business leaders like Joe - don’t miss this episode!

One of the most difficult aspects of business is weathering the storm and being able to stay in business for the long term. It has been reported that ninety-six percent of all small businesses will fail in the first ten years of operation. So when you get the chance to hear from a business leader who has been on the scene for over 13 years and is still thriving, you may want to take the time to hear what has kept them going for so long. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Joe Barton shares about the resiliency of his company and how he has been able to stay focused on what truly matters in life and business. To catch more of Joe’s story and how you can learn from his journey, make sure to listen to this episode!

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PJ Jonas is the founder of Goat Milk Stuff which she built in her kitchen into a multi-million dollar business. Her goat milk products business has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, and in Oprah Magazine. She runs a farm and is a mother of eight.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:00] I introduce my guest, PJ Jonas.
  • [2:00] What is the youngest person role?
  • [4:00] PJ’s typical day.
  • [9:00] PJ and her husband’s roles in the business.
  • [11:00] Why Goat Milk?
  • [14:30] How PJ got the business started at craft shows.
  • [18:00] How YOU can empower your kids!
  • [22:30] Some of PJ’s favorite books.
  • [25:00] Finding the right people to join the team.
  • [27:00] Expanding to a higher capacity farm.
  • [31:00] Lessons from managing cashflow wisely and what products work.
  • [37:00] How PJ and her family make business decisions.
  • [39:00] Launching a new product.
  • [46:00] How PJ ended up on a farm.
  • [51:00] Deciding when to grow and how fast.
  • [54:30] The lowest point and highest point in business so far.
  • [57:00] What else does PJ and her family have on the farm?
  • [58:30] A FREE offer from PJ!
  • [59:30] Is the American Dream Dead?

In this episode…

What does a thriving family owned business look like? Is it just a company started by the parents and passed on to the kids or could it involve more than that? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business owner PJ Jonas as she shares the details of her family owned business, Goat Milk Stuff. One of the KEY reasons that Goat Milk Stuff has experienced such growth and success is because of their unique story. PJ explains how she and her family moved from new New Jersey to Indiana to live on a farm and eventually start their own family business. To catch PJ’s story, make sure to listen to this episode!

Can you imagine searching for a product that would help your family only to find that it doesn’t exist? PJ Jonas wanted a clean and safe bath soap for her children and realized that the options available on the market at that time were very limited. All the products she looked at had complicated and unhealthy additives so PJ set out to make her own soap solution, that’s how Goat Milk Stuff was born. From creating her own soap line, PJ and her family decided to expand their efforts so they took their soap products to local craft shows. This allowed her to connect with other health-conscious moms who found, even more, benefits to the natural and healthy solution of PJ’s goat milk based soap. Don’t miss out on the whole story from PJ on this episode of Inspired Insider!

One of the unique facets of PJ Jonas’ company, Goat Milk Stuff, is that her children are integrally involved with the day to day operations. In fact, this part of their story is what has led Goat Milk Stuff to enjoy such a high profile in the marketplace. PJ’s vision for her family owned business isn’t to just build something for the kids to inherit, she wants them to be active participants in something that matters. To their credit, the children have risen to her high bar and they are all actively involved and look forward to taking over the family business in the near future. There is so much more to PJ’s story, don’t miss any of it on this episode of Inspired Insider!

What family traditions did you grow up with as a child? What values and lessons are you passing on to the next generation? For PJ Jonas and her husband, they are passing on a strong sense of personal responsibility along with their family owned business, Goat Milk Stuff to their children. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll learn that getting the children involved isn’t PJ’s only focus, she is determined to help them learn and grow into responsible and contributing members of society. PJ and her husband accomplish this goal through homeschooling the children and teaching them from a young age that they have a role to play in the greater family structure. To hear more about PJ and her family’s story, make sure to catch this episode!

What is the secret to keeping a family owned business profitable? If you ask entrepreneur and business owner PJ Jonas, she’ll point to their wise use of cash flow. PJ and her family learned early on that one of the most important steps to stay out of the red were to only spend their money on items and endeavors that would provide a return on their investment. It seems like such a simple principle but, as most business leaders will attest to, it’s easier said than done. Get more insights and lessons from PJ and her journey to build a thriving family owned business on this episode of Inspired Insider!

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Marc Werner is the founder of Nature’s Sleep and GhostBed.com. He founded the company in 2001 and grew it to over 11 factory and warehouse locations worldwide in the US, Brazil, and Spain. They have sold millions of mattresses and offer a 20-year warranty. He learned the value of maintaining high-quality products from his family of inventors and innovators.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:00] Jeremy introduces his guest, Marc Werner.
  • [1:50] Marc talks about how he got started.
  • [4:00] Why did Marc start Ghostbed?
  • [7:30] Adjusting to industry trends.
  • [10:00] Building a quality team.
  • [13:30] Software that Marc and his team use.
  • [16:00] The lowest and proudest moments in business for Marc.

In this episode…

What steps will your company take to adapt to industry trends? Let’s face it, the marketplace is evolving. With the likes of Amazon, and others changing the landscape of retail, businesses have to adapt and adjust or fade away. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Marc Werner as he shares how he has surveyed the landscape and adjusted his business approach according to industry trends. Marc also shares how to build a quality team, how he got started in the mattress industry, software that his company uses, and much more! If you want to know what it takes to adapt to industry trends, make sure you catch this powerful episode!

How do you recruit and build a quality team that will help you take your company the distance? What does it look like to hire people who fit into your culture and bring value to the mission and direction that you have laid out? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Marc Werner as he describes how he built a successful and thriving team at his company, Ghost Bed. The primary lesson Marc shares from building his team is the benefit of building it slowly and patiently. Marc wanted to make sure he had the right person for the right job and wasn’t hiring people from a place of desperation and need. He also made sure that people he hired were not just comfortable with his company’s core values but actually felt that those values resonated with them personally. To hear Marc go deeper with this topic, make sure to catch this episode!

Some leaders never see change coming. They are so focused and drilled down on their own vision for their company or so intent on running things the way they have always been run that they miss opportunities to pivot and adjust their approach based on industry trends. What would it look like to have the right mindset to catch the wave before it was too late? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Marc Werner opens up about his mindset and how he sees the marketplace. This unique and forward thinking approach has allowed Marc the vision and wisdom to adjust and adapt so his company, Ghost Bed was prepared as the changes in the greater retail industry and the mattress industry, in particular, started to take hold. If you’d like to hear more of Marc’s story and how he was able to guide his company to success, don’t miss this episode!

How will you respond when tragedy strikes your company? Do have a plan in place for that moment when your business faces personal tragedy? Chances are that at some point in the life of your business, someone will be greatly affected by a tragedy. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Marc Werner tells the story of when tragedy struck his company and one woman in particular. It was the lowest moment in Marc’s business journey and it left a profound mark on him and his company. Out of this difficult moment, Marc was able to describe how his company rallied around this woman and have helped her on her road to recovery. To hear Mark describe this event and how his company responded, make sure to listen to this episode.

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Ashley Drummonds is the founder of ABS Protein Pancakes. She has been featured on Shark Tank, the Home Shopping Network, Forbes.com, and much more. In over two years she has sold more than $500,000 worth of pancake mix.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Ashley Drummonds.
  • [2:00] Ashley talks about how ABS Pancakes began.
  • [5:30] A message of body positivity and self esteem.
  • [12:00] How Ashley connected to a positive message.
  • [15:30] Ashley talks about how she perfected the ABS Pancakes recipe.
  • [21:00] How Ashley tests new products and how she secured fulfillment.
  • [27:30] Ashley describes how she prepared her business before Shark Tank.
  • [32:00] How Ashley grew the business and it’s exposure before Shark Tank.
  • [40:00] Tools that have helped Ashley along the way.
  • [42:30] The post Shark Tank impact.
  • [45:00] The proudest point and the lowest point on the journey.

In this episode…

You’d think with all of our advanced technology we’d have more options when it comes to healthy food that actually tastes good. Why is it so hard to find quality, good tasting, healthy food and snacks in the marketplace today? Imagine being able to sit down to a delicious and guilt-free morning breakfast that tasted out of this world amazing! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Ashley Drummonds as she shares how she came up with the concept of ABS Pancakes. Simply put, Ashley was fed up with the fact that there weren’t any delicious healthy food options readily available - more importantly, they weren’t in pancake form! To hear more of Ashley’s story including her appearance on the hit TV show Shark Tank, make sure to catch this episode!

Body positivity and self-esteem are topics that are growing in popularity in the culture at large. It’s a common subject in high schools and middle schools and it’s even being discussed more and more around the kitchen table at home. Ashley Dummonds is on the frontline doing everything she can as a business leader to leverage her spotlight and give greater exposure to this issue, especially as it pertains to young girls and women. Ashley herself struggled with self-esteem when she was younger and now as an adult, she has found healthy ways to combat those negative thoughts and feelings. Make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider to hear more about Ashley’s journey!

What does it take to create healthy food that actually tastes good? What goes into that process? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur Ashley Drummonds as she walks through the process of figuring out how to create a great tasting health food. Using her family as her test subjects, Ashley went to work trying to unlock the key to create a tasty protein pancake that would help health conscious individuals like her enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack, guilt free. It was a long process but Ashley emerged victorious with three amazing flavors of her now popular and profitable ABS Pancakes. If you’d like to hear Ashley dive deeper into how she was able to pull off this incredible dream, don’t miss this episode!

The key to every success story is usually the non-glamorous aspects of the journey. That principle holds true in Ashley Drummonds’ story. Before all the glamor, attention, popularity, and exposure that appearing on the hit TV show Shark Tank brought, Ashley was hard at work building the infrastructure and components that were necessary to fuel her rise to the top. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear Ashley describe what steps she took before the episode of Shark Tank that she was on aired and how those behind the scene action items helped her prepare for the massive exposure that was coming her way. Get more details on Ashley’s journey by listening to this fascinating episode!

What is it like to go from a relatively small scale operation and market profile to have your business receive a torrent of interest and traffic from the public? What would that mean for you and your business, how would you handle it? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear business leader Ashley Drummonds describe her journey from small scale startup to Shark Tank success story. She shares the before, during, and after aspects of her Shark Tank journey that will leave you even further fascinated with the entrepreneurial journey. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

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Today we have Paul Bigham one of the top direct response marketers and founder of the Bigham Agency.

Summed up in a nutshell --Paul Bigham helps make it easy for people to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked and heal the sick. No small feat.

Brian Kurtz introduced Paul at a VIP Titan dinner as the largest non-Jewish contributor to the state of Israel. He has raised over a billion dollars for the state of Israel through direct mail.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:00] Jeremy introduces his guest, Paul Bigham.
  • [2:00] Paul talks about the three options he gives people.
  • [7:00] What did Paul want to be when he was younger?
  • [9:00] How Paul got into the world of direct response marketing.
  • [13:00] Paul talks about leaving a legacy.
  • [20:30] How customer service allowed Paul to meet his wife.
  • [23:00] Lessons from a successful and long lasting marriage.

In this episode…

Have you ever thought about your role in leaving a legacy? What does leaving a legacy mean to you? Is it something that is far off in the distance that you haven’t given much thought about or is it something that is starting to draw more of your attention? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Paul Bigham as he talks about what leaving a legacy means to him and the business he’s built. Paul strives toward self-improvement to make an impact here and now but he also believes that as he improves, the people and systems around him will benefit from that positive change. He also talks about how he has been able to involve his children into the life and operation of his business. If you’d like to hear more about leaving a legacy and how to do that effectively, make sure you catch this episode!

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make a decision because you didn’t have any good alternatives? What would it mean for you uncover the mindset behind giving your customers options in order to help them make a decision on one of your products? Believe it or not, most people will choose between multiple options presented to them over a straight yes or no decision on one single item. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from direct marketing expert Paul Bigham as he describes his process in helping his customers arrive a selection they are comfortable with. You don’t want to miss this helpful episode as Paul shares insights and lessons that can help improve your business practices today!

What legacy did you inherit? Did you grow up hearing stories of your grandparents and the exciting opportunities and jobs they held? What narratives have stuck with you that you will pass on as you consider leaving a legacy? On this episode of Inspired Insider, entrepreneur and business leader Paul Bigham explains how the legacy of his grandfather and his entrepreneurial spirit left an impression on him as a young boy. It's easy to overlook the decisions you make today and forget about how they can have a ripple effect for generations to come. Paul is convinced that what we do today sow seeds of what will happen down the line and into the future. To hear Paul go deeper with the topic of leaving a legacy, make sure to listen to this episode!

One of the best ways to leave a legacy is to pass down a set of personal and family values. Many people would say that the best vehicle for leaving a legacy is with building a strong and long-lasting marriage. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Paul Bigham as he shares the values and principles that have helped him build a 49-year-old marriage with his wife. Don’t overlook the power of a healthy marriage built with the intention of leaving a legacy. Find out what lessons and insights you can take away from the wisdom that Paul shares on this episode!

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Today we have Jake Kloberdanz coFounder and CEO of One Hope, a brand with a mission to serve the world. The company started with an award-winning wine brand OneHopeWine.com and has since expanded into gourmet coffee and other gifts. They have gone from 0 to selling over 750,000 bottles a year since its inception. On the serving the world side of things, One Hope has donated more than $2M to date, helping to provide over 1.1 million meals to people in need, plant 56,000 trees, and much more. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest to Jake Kloberdanz.
  • [5:00] The beginning of Jake’s journey to connect business with social good.
  • [8:30] Jake talks about his mom’s influence on his journey.
  • [12:30] What did Jake want to do when he was younger?
  • [15:00] The beginnings of One Hope Wine.
  • [23:00] Jake tells the story of recruiting a team for One Hope Wine.
  • [28:30] Building the One Hope Wine brand.
  • [33:00] What is Via One Hope?

In this episode…

What if you could drink a glass of wine and know that with each sip you’ve caused a positive impact on the world? Does that sound crazy to you? Jake Kloberdanz and his team at One Hope Wine got that reaction a lot when they first started out, in fact sometimes they still get that response. But creating a positive impact is what One Hope Wine is all about. Jake and his team want to see social good brought about through their business efforts. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear as Jake tells the story of how he started One Hope Wine and how it’s mission to create a positive impact is gaining momentum and resonating with people all over the world. You don’t want to miss this fascinating and encouraging episode!

What does being held to a high standard do for you? Do you thrive in that type of environment or does it drive you crazy? What would it look like for your company to create a culture of excellence and a quality work ethic? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jake Kloberdanz shares how he got started in the wine industry working at Gallo. From that positive experience, Jake was able to take away key insights and lessons that would help him go on to create his company, One Hope Wine. He was primarily impressed and influenced by the culture of holding employees to a high standard of excellence and a consistent work ethic, those are qualities that he brought with him into his new endeavor. If you’d like to hear Jake share more about his time working at Gallo and the lessons he’s learned along the way, make sure to catch this episode!

Who has made the biggest impact in your life? Do you look back to a particular point in time that they made that impact or has is been an ongoing continual presence in your life? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Jake Kloberdanz as he shares the impact his mother has had on this journey toward success. Because Jake grew up with an entrepreneurial mother and two sisters he started off with a very positive and egalitarian view of women and their place in the world. This has translated to the environment that he’s building with One Hope Wine. Jake pointed to the example of his mother as having a huge impact on his journey as an entrepreneur. If you’d like to hear more about Jake and One Hope Wine’s story, listen to this episode!

Can you imagine getting recruited to sell a product that could help change the world? What would that pitch look like? What would it mean for you to know that your sales and marketing efforts could help bring someone the shelter, water, food, or medicine they need to live? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from cause entrepreneur and business leader, Jake Kloberdanz as he tells the story about gathering his team to start One Hope Wine. Jake’s offer resonated with his prospective team and they jumped in and were thrilled to join a cause, a brand with a mission that was dedicated to making a positive impact on the world and those in need. If you’d like to hear more about Jake’s journey, make sure to catch this episode!

The marketplace is changing and companies that want to keep a competitive edge have to adapt. This approach helped share Jake Kloberdanz’s approach as he built One Hope Wine. Not only are Jake and his team connecting with a new generation of consumers who appreciate a brand that provides a positive impact, they are also creating avenues for other cause entrepreneurs to get in on the process. To hear all about One Hope Wine’s amazing program called Via One Hope, make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider to catch all the details. You don’t want to miss it!  

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Lindsey Laurain is the founder of Ezpz where she has created silicone placemat products that suctions to the table like the Happy Mat. After leaving corporate America, she built Ezpz into a multi-million dollar business in a short time and has been featured on the hit TV show Shark Tank. She does all of this while raising her three wild boys and four if you count her husband.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Lindsey Laurain.
  • [3:00] Lindsey tells her story.
  • [8:15] Lindsey’s Shark Tank experience before and after.
  • [12:30] Software and tools that Lindsay and her team use.

In this episode…

How would you respond to a business crisis? Can you remember a time when your heart sank and you started to panic because of an issue that came up with your business? Imagine getting the notification that someone has hijacked the project that you’ve poured your heart and soul into. How would you respond? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader, Lindsey Laurain as she tells the story of her response to seeing her product hijacked. Lindsey’s takeaway from this experience is understanding that there is no one who has your back in the business or legal world, you have to become your own advocate. If you’d like to hear more about Lindsey’s story and how she overcame this difficult moment, make sure to catch this episode!

You’ve heard the term, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Too often that is WAY easier said than done. Would you be able to spin a negative experience into a net positive one? What would you do to start that turnaround? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Lindsey Laurain talks about her less than positive experience on Shark Tank and how she was able to overcome and reap some good out that situation. Not every 15 minutes of fame is a fun or positive one - some individuals get exposure for negative reasons, and for others, what seems like a great opportunity, can be painful. Even though they’ve encountered difficulty and had to overcome a business crisis, Lindsey and her team at Ezpz have persevered. To get the details on Lindsey’s story and how appearing on Shark Tank challenged her and pushed her company to greater exposure, don’t miss this episode!

What are the tools and ingredients for success? Some people will point to luck or providence, others will point to hard work and determination. How have you experienced success and business growth in your life? Where do you attribute it to? What tools have helped you get there? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Lindsey Laurain as she shares which tools and software have helped her and her team succeed. If you want to get all the tips and insights that successful leaders like Lindsey have to offer, make sure you listen to this episode with pen and paper ready!

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Today we have Eric Bandholz coFounder of Beardbrand. They sell products for the bearded lifestyle such as beard oils, beard wash, beard softener, beard combs. They have built the company to over $120K per month in revenue and were featured on the hit TV series Shark Tank and even had Lori touch his beard.

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:40] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Eric Bandholz.
  • [3:00] Eric talks about going to a beard competition.
  • [8:00] What is Urban Beardsman all about?
  • [10:30] Eric talks about growing a YouTube presence.
  • [14:00] Sharing personal struggles in public.
  • [18:00] Eric talks about participating in Shark Tank.
  • [25:30] What are the best selling products? What does Eric use personally?
  • [29:30] From content creation to product creation.
  • [34:00] Expanding growth and creating new products.
  • [38:00] Connecting with suppliers and vendors.
  • [41:00] Responding to customer feedback.
  • [43:00] Eric talks about “Black Marble.”
  • [47:00] What has worked best to increase sales?
  • [52:30] The best YouTube video from Eric and Beardband.
  • [54:00] Mistakes to avoid along the way. Lessons learned from failure.
  • [58:00] Fighting through self-doubt.
  • [59:00] Software that Eric and his team uses.

In this episode…

If you pay attention to popular culture you may have noticed the resurgence of the beard. From musicians to actors, and right down to the average guy, beards are making a HUGE comeback. On the cutting edge of beard care is Eric Bandholz and his team at Beardbrand. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear Eric share Beardbrand’s story and how they came to be known as the leader in providing high quality products in the beard care industry. It all started with building a culture of beard care and celebration that lead to a dream to present a high quality product that stands out and makes a difference in men’s lives. To hear more, make sure to catch this episode!

Do you ever splurge and treat yourself with a special meal or gadget? Maybe for it’s that high scale dinner you treat yourself to once a year or maybe it’s indulging in buying that high quality product. The truth is most people treat themselves from time to time. Eric Bandholz and his team at Beardbrand have created a high quality product called “Black Marble.” It’s the company's most exclusive and premium offering and has the potential to make a guy feel like a million bucks. If you’d like to hear more about Black Marble and how Eric and his team rolled out a high quality product, don’t miss this episode!

What does it take to grow a YouTube presence for your brand? Is it as simple as putting together a potentially viral video or does it take more effort? Image how solidifying a presence on a social media platform like YouTube could impact your brand and position you for success and increased growth. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Eric Bandholz as he shares how he was able to slowly but successfully grow his company, Beardbrand’s presence on YouTube. Eric gives his key tips and suggestions for leaders like you who are looking to make an impact on social media platforms. To find out more, don’t miss this episode!

Do you ever wonder what it is like to have your brand featured on the hit TV show, Shark Tank? How would you pitch your product, how would you present yourself and your team? Is the process really as impactful for brands and it seems to be? On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader and entrepreneur Eric Bandholz discusses his experience pitching his company, Beardbrand to the Shark Tank investors. According to Eric, it was a positive experience but there are a few misconceptions that many viewers hold and he gives a little bit of insight on that subject. If you’d like to hear more about Eric’s experience on Shark Tank and how it impacted his product sales, make sure to catch this episode!

How does your company respond to customer feedback? Do you actively seek it out and adjust your products accordingly or do take a more passive approach? Many companies are paying attention to how they respond to customer feedback both positive and negative, especially in the age of social media engagement. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Eric Bandholz as he describes his company’s approach to engaging with customer feedback. As you can image, with any company creating products that the public uses that contacts with their skin there will be a lot of feedback. If you’d like to hear how Eric and his team handle feedback, don’t miss this episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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