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Today we have Michael Lovitch who went from founding the Hypnosis Network to coFounder of Real Dose Nutrition that has had over 360,000 customers to the co-founder of Baby BathWater Institute. Our mutual friend David Gonzalez introduced us and said... "Michael has been a friend for many years, he started a seven-figure publishing company and an eight-figure nutritional supplement company. But more importantly, the time and care that he and Hollis put into the Baby BathWater event is nuts…" 

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

  • [0:50] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Michael Lovitch.
  • [3:40] Michael talks about his family and his dream growing up.
  • [4:50] The vision for Baby Bathwater.
  • [8:00] Who does Michael go to for advice?
  • [9:30] Michael talks about being a hotwings champion.
  • [13:00] Work life balance.

In this episode…

Do you know the power of networking? Have you made the right connection at the right time that ended up having a significant impact on your life? Michael Lovitch and his team at Baby Bathwater wants every business leader to make meaningful connections through the power of networking. Michael’s vision is unique from most “networking” circles, he doesn’t want people to pitch or sell to their peers, he wants them to truly connect. To hear more about Baby Bathwater and Michael’s story, make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider!

What are you dreaming about right now? What are you working toward that keeps you up at night and fuels your passion? Hold on tight to that dream and press through difficulty you run into along the way, it’s worth it! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Michael Lovitch. He talks about his dream project, Baby Bathwater and how it has taken off and seen great success over the last three years. You can catch Michael’s excitement as he shares about the future of Baby Bathwater and the awesome things that he and his team are dreaming of. This is a powerful and exciting episode that you don’t want to miss!

Do you have people in your life you can trust that will help propel you to the next level of success in life and business? People that you place around you and that you allow to have influence in your life can make a huge impact on the degree of success you experience. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Michael Lovitch shares how he has been able to cultivate critical relationships that have made a significant difference in his life. If you’d like to hear more of Michael’s story, make sure to catch this episode!

Can you really have a thriving family life and a successful career in business? Many leaders and entrepreneurs struggle with finding the right formula for a healthy work-life balance. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from successful business leader Michael Lovitch and his take on integrating his family life with his professional endeavors. He graciously shares how he and his wife work together to raise their daughter and how they’ve been able to bring her along on their journey as entrepreneurs. This is a fascinating episode that you don’t want to miss!

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Today we have the Edmond Torbati the Founder of Label Choices. They provide labels for some of the industry's most recognized brands. For more than a decade Label Choices has delivered some of the highest quality labels for the cosmetic, bath and body, food and beverage industries including... Makeup Geek, Medulla Beauty, Coconut Girl Icecream, Nutty but Nice and much more.

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

  • [0:55] Jeremy introduces his guest, Edmond Torbati.
  • [2:20] Edmond talks about how he got his start in the label business.
  • [10:00] Edmond talks about difficulties early in his career.
  • [20:00] The importance of knowing your customers.
  • [24:00] Letting go of control.
  • [29:00] Edmond talks about facing serious health difficulties.
  • [44:00] How Edmond kept the business running while he was sick.
  • [50:00] Finding your “Truth”
  • [1:09:30] Edmond’s takeaways from exploring “Oneness”
  • [1:17:00] Solutions and Hope.
  • [1:24:00] The issue with rushing through life.
  • [1:30:00] Learning to be grateful.
  • [1:34:00] How Edmond and Label Choices got their first client.
  • [1:38:30] Edmond goes over a few sample labels.
  • [2:00:00] Edmond talks about his team at Label Choices.
  • [2:09:00] Serving others and networking in business.
  • [2:16:00] Finding purpose and the three types of people.
  • [2:22:00] How to connect with Edmond.

In this episode…

Do you struggle with understanding how to make your life “work?” It might be time for you to find your truth. Instead of always listening to the latest fads and trends, connect with what works best for your and your environment. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from speaker and business leader Edmond Torbati. Edmond is passionate about helping others find their own truth because he spends so much time trying to find his! Edmond and Jeremy also discuss his personal story of overcoming difficulties, how he got his start in business, and so much more! This is an episode full of inspiration and insight that you don’t want to miss!

A big reason many business leaders and entrepreneurs can’t seem to find the success they are seeking is mainly because they strive to control as much of the process as they possibly can. Do you do that? Do you find yourself constantly tinkering with this or that in order to have control over the results? Edmond Torbati had a similar mindset for a long time until he had a breakthrough. Now, Edmond experiences the freedom AND success he's always wanted. If you’d like to hear more about Edmond’s story and how he found the freedom to let go of his need for control then make sure you catch this episode of Inspired Insider!

Do you find yourself rushing from task to task? Are you constantly drained in your personal and professional settings? What is it that causes our culture to teach us that busyness equals importance? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Edmond Torbati. Edmond struggled with a constant need to rush through his life and found that breakneck pace to be disastrous. Now that he’s found a better way to conduct himself in life and business he wants to share it with leaders like you! Don’t miss Edmond’s helpful insight on this episode!

Have you found your purpose in life? What is it that motivates and drives you deep down in the core of your being? Everyone needs to tap into this purpose in order to live a life of true meaning. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Edmond Torbati talks about his journey of discovery and how he was able to discover his truth and his purpose. If you’ve struggled with understanding where you fit in this world and how to connect to energy outside of you, then you don’t want to miss this powerful episode!

Many business leaders and entrepreneurs have discovered one extremely important practice that has helped them excel in life and business. Pause for a moment, what do you think that ONE practice might be? It’s simply gratitude. It sounds elementary but so few individuals have mastered it. But you know the ones who have, they are a joy to be around and work with. Do you practice gratitude on a regular basis? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Edmond Torbati who explains how practicing gratitude has changed his life. If you’d like to hear more about gratitude and the impact it has made on Edmond’s life, make sure to catch this episode!

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Today we have Steve Weiss CEO and coFounder 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:

  • [1:00] Jeremy’s introduction to this episode with Steve Weiss.
  • [5:00] The biggest mistakes people are making on Facebook regarding e-commerce.
  • [11:00] Tools that Steve and his team uses.
  • [13:30] Parting words from Steve.

In this episode…

Do you know what your main drive and purpose are in life and business? Have you been able to articulate that purpose in a way that inspires others? Business leader Steve Weiss shares about his goal in business is to empower people to become better entrepreneurs. You can tell as Steve shares about his journey and the tools his company, MuteSix has developed that he is fired up about helping others. If you’d like to know how to connect with Steve and to hear more about his story, don’t miss this powerful episode of Inspired Insider!

Don’t you hate it when you find out you’ve been spinning your wheels with a business or marketing direction? Leaders like you don’t want to throw away their money, they’d rather see it grow their company. Are you throwing your money away with your online marketing efforts? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from marketing expert Steve Weiss. Steve breaks down some common mistakes he sees companies make when targeting the wrong audiences on social media platforms like Facebook. Find out how you can work smarter, not harder when it comes to online marketing!

Are you missing out on one of the easiest ways to market to your target demographic and build a dedicated following for your brand? Most people think of utilizing social media spaces like Facebook and Instagram to drive traffic toward their product for sales, but what if there was an even better way to leverage your social media advertising efforts? On this episode of Inspired Insider, marketing and sales expert Steve Weiss explains how you can gain an unfair advantage over your competition. Steve talks about the importance driving traffic to a landing page from Facebook or Instagram Ads in order to build an email list. Once you’ve built this email list that consumers have opted into, you now have a valuable tool that you can use to get important information on your target audience. To hear Steve go into more detail about this topic and much more, make sure to catch this episode!

It’s always helpful to make sure you have the right tools for the right task at hand. Do you ever find yourself frustrated because of a lack of resources? What simple tools could help you unlock your potential and the potential of your team? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll get an inside look at the tools and practices of successful marketer Steve Weiss. Steve is generous with his time and is open to sharing all the highs and lows of his journey in business. To get all the tools that have helped Steve along the way, don’t miss this helpful episode!

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Today we have Charlie Moyer who went from an unemployed military veteran with no eCommerce or online marketing experience to growing his men’s grooming company, Badass Beardcare from $3000 per month to $375,000 in monthly sales. It all started with a simple $20 investment, and now he employs over 12 people in their El Dorado Hills facility.

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

  • [1:00] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Charles Moyer.
  • [3:30] The strategy behind sending a free sample.
  • [7:00] Starting with a Facebook Ad.
  • [9:30] Charles talks about the scents they offer.
  • [15:00] Challenges along the way.
  • [17:30] The one question that helps Charles find the best employees.
  • [22:30] Where Charles targets his advertizing and where he sells his products.
  • [27:00] Feedback from customers.
  • [33:00] Starting the Badass Beard Club.
  • [40:00] Charles talks about the impact 9/11 had on him and his dreams growing up.
  • [46:00] Pushing through adversity as a kid.
  • [50:00] Charles shares some stories from his time in the military.
  • [54:30] Scaling the product and challenges around packaging.
  • [56:30] Low and high points in the business.
  • [59:50] Charles talks about his wife’s role in the business.
  • [1:02:30] The most memorable part of the journey for Charles’ wife, Ashley.
  • [1:05:00] How does the business stay organized and on schedule?

In this episode…

There are many factors that go into building a successful small business. You’ve got to have a killer product, a sound business plan, you have to find dependable employees and much more! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur Charles Moyer. Charles built his business, Badass Beardcare from the ground up and has experienced exponential growth. He shares how he finds dependable employees, how to leverage social media and free sample offers, adjust to customer feedback, how to build a following and much more! This is a powerful episode where you get to learn from a small business expert, don’t miss it!

One crucial aspect of running a small business is hiring dependable employees. It can be difficult to bring someone into a small operation with a lot of risks and what is often a passion project. Let’s face it, a small business is an entrepreneur's baby and it can be very hard to trust someone with your baby. That’s why business owner Charles Moyer has been very cautious about who he brings on board at Badass Beardcare. Charles has a secret weapon that he uses to help him determine who will be a good fit to join his team. Don’t miss this episode of Inspired Insider so you can get in on Charles' secret weapon!

What is your company doing to engage with potential customers in digital spaces? What value are they offering to incentivize new users of their product? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Charles Moyer. Charles started his business off with simple but effective social media engagement. He had a small budget for advertisement so he went to the digital space where he hangs out, Facebook. Charles leveraged Facebook Ads and an offering of free samples to entice new customers to his product. His strategy worked and his orders went through the roof! To get more insight from Charles and how he got his business off the ground, make sure to listen to this episode!

One of the worst things you can do as a business leader is to ignore feedback from your customers. Sure there will always be a select few who just show up to complain or give you a hard time but make sure you have the practice built into your company to hear from and respond to customer feedback. Taking the time to hear from his customer base allowed Charles Moyer and his team at Badass Beardcare to adjust their product and make key improvements that led to increased sales and customer satisfaction. Learn more about Charles’ approach on this episode of Inspired Insider!

How do you go from offering a great product to creating a following for your company? Just ask entrepreneur Charles Moyer. His company, Badass Beardcare started off by offering great quality products to care for your beard. Then Charles decided to take it up a notch so he created the “Badass Beard Club.” This move was birthed out of Charles’ desire to go above and beyond with customer care and create a following among his customers. Through the Badass Beard Club, his company now offers exclusive deals and much more. To hear more about Charles’ story, make sure to catch this episode of Inspired Insider!

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Today we have Conor McCluskey Founder of BombBomb an interactive email service provider. Basically, you can make quick and easy personalized videos embedded in an email to wow, friends, family or business relationships.

Conor co-founded a service company in the multi-family housing industry that grew to 60 employees and over 1.7 million dollars of value in just four years. He is also an owner of a vineyard and winery called “Proper Wines” in Walla Walla, Washington named Best New Winery by Seattle Magazine.

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

  • [1:00] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Conor McCluskey.
  • [2:15] Conor talks about how he met his business partner.
  • [5:00] Lessons learned from losing it all.
  • [6:30] Conor talks about his work ethic.
  • [10:00] Parting advice from Conor.

In this episode…

Sometimes the journey toward success requires leaders to push through failure. Sure people love to hear about instant or overnight success stories, but the fact remains that is not how most leaders will find success in life. Conor McCluskey experienced early success with his friend and business partner but ended up quite suddenly losing it all. He had to start again from square one. Conor speaks of this experience as an eye-opening and humbling one. Through this setback, he learned a lot about himself and how business works. Because he had experienced success, he knew what it would take to get there again, and it wasn’t too long before that became a reality. If you’d like to hear more about how Conor found his way back to business success, listen to this episode of Inspired Insider.

Where did you get your work ethic from? Did you learn it from your parents, your peers, or did you have to learn it on your own? Entrepreneur Conor McCluskey learned to “Hustle” and “Grind it out” from his father and grandfather who were themselves, entrepreneurs. Conor talks fondly of how those early years watching and then participating in that hard work shaped him into the focused and driven individual he is today. What lessons can you learn from Conor’s story? Find out on this episode of Inspired Insider!

Every business leader has a different answer to why they succeed. Some say it’s their stellar team members, some say it’s the excellent product their company puts forth, still others say it’s the culture of their company. While much of that might be true for Conor McCluskey, the one piece that he says fuels his business success is his core values. Sticking to his core values is the way Conor is able to stay focused on what matters in life and business and tune out the negative or critical voices that come his way. If you’d like to hear more about Conor’s story, make sure to catch this episode of Inspired Insider!

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Today we have Pete Spenuzza Founder of RiseBar. After acquiring a small operation in San Diego Pete turned around the healthy snack company. RiseBar can be found in select Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Vitamin Shoppe and much more online and offline. Their facility is entirely free of wheat, cane sugar, GMO’s, meat, eggs and peanuts ensuring the products are gluten-free and soy-free.  

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

  • [1:00] Jeremy introduces his guest, Peter Spenuzza.
  • [2:00] Peter talks about thrill seeking what he wanted to be when he was young.
  • [4:30] Lessons Peter learned from watching his father in business as a kid.
  • [5:30] Peter’s journey toward being an entrepreneur.
  • [8:00] A peek behind the packaged food industry.
  • [10:00] Peter speaks to the process of buying a business.
  • [13:50] How do you determine who to bring onto your team?
  • [16:00] What was it like at the beginning of the business?
  • [18:00] Once you clean housed what were your next steps?
  • [20:00] Why did Peter bring on a high-level executive team?
  • [22:00] Peter talks about getting into the big retailers.
  • [24:30] Peter and Jeremy talk about the Rise Bar.
  • [28:00] What does a successful product launch look like?
  • [30:00] What has been the lowest and highest moment on this journey?

In this episode…

What is it like to go “All in” with a business acquisition? Is it a difficult process? Is it worth it? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Peter Spenuzza sits down with Jeremy to discuss how he started Rise Bar by acquiring a small packaging factory in San Diego. Peter goes through all the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of that process and how he eventually got Rise Bar off of the ground and into big retailers like Whole Foods. If you’ve ever wondered how the business acquisition process works, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

As you can imagine, the process of buying a business is a difficult one. Think of when you purchased your home or your car but multiply that by a factor of ten! You want to check, double check, and then check again to make sure you aren’t missing any hidden obstacles or liabilities. On this episode, Peter Spenuzza walks Jeremy through the process of his business acquisition. Peter had a few highs and lows along the way that can provide helpful insights to anyone who is considering going through the process themselves. But this isn’t just for leaders who plan on buying a business, you can learn some great lessons from Peter’s journey - make sure to catch this episode!

Sometimes you don’t notice how much your influence impacts others. People often get so focused on what they are doing or trying to accomplish that they forget that others, especially children are watching. Who had a big influence on you as a child? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Peter Spenuzza and how he was impacted greatly as a child watching the hardworking example of his father and grandfather. If you have children or you are trying to leave an impact on others you don’t want to miss this powerful and encouraging episode!

One of the most important decisions you can make as a business owner is bringing on the right team members. This was especially true for Peter Spenuzza when he acquired an already operational business. He had to decide who to keep on from the old business and who to let go. It wasn’t an easy process for Peter and he learned some tough lessons along the way. Because of that experience, he is convinced that leaders like you need to take extra care in selecting, training, and promoting key team members to work for your company. To hear more about Peter’s story, make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider!

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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:

  • [1:00] Jeremy introduces today’s guest, Jake Kloberdanz.
  • [2:20] Jake talks about viaONEHOPE
  • [6:50] How to connect with Jake and One Hope Wine.
  • [9:00] Parting words from Jake.

In this episode…

Imagine what it would be like to combine your entrepreneurial spirit with a vehicle to help those in need, better your community and make a difference. A brand with a mission, sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not! Jake Kloberdanz and One Hope Wine join a growing trend of cause entrepreneurs. These are individuals who want to marry their passion and drive in business with providing a societal good. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will hear from Jake and how he started this amazing program called “Via One Hope.” Jake’s energy and excitement over this project and the hope his company is bringing is infectious, you don’t want to miss it!

An old proverb says, “Do for one person what you wish you could do for everyone.” Jake and his team at One Hope Wine are living this ideal out. They don’t have the resources to help everyone in need or fund every cause that pulls on their heartstrings but they have devised a way to equip one person to be the change they want to see. Through the development of the “Via One Hope” program, Jake and his team are unleashing the potential in hundreds of entrepreneurs who want to make a difference and build a brand with a mission. They’ve built a merit-based marketing platform that allows passionate entrepreneurs to spread the One Hope mission and make an income while making an impact. If you’d like to learn more about Jake and One Hope Wine, make sure to catch this episode of Inspired Insider!

What is one of the first things you do when you get some good news? You share it! Jake Kloberdanz and his team at One Hope Wine are doing everything they can to spread the word about the great opportunities they’ve created for their brand. Jake is extremely gracious with his time sharing his passion for One Hope Wine and the amazing things they are involved with. Find out how you can learn from Jake’s approach, amplify his voice, get great wine deals and so much more on this episode of Inspired Insider!

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Today we have Brad Weimert, he started Easy Pay Direct in 2009 – It is an online credit card processing company for high-level e-commerce businesses. They especially help high volume businesses susceptible to consumer disputes.

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

  • [1:00] Jeremy’s introduction to today’s guest, Brad Weimert.
  • [1:50] Brad explains the risk that his company deals with.
  • [9:00] What size business should contract services from Easy Pay Direct?
  • [11:00] Worst case scenarios that Brad has dealt with.
  • [22:45] Minimizing risk on short notice.
  • [25:00] Industry types Brad can't’ or won’t deal with.
  • [32:00] How did Brad get into the credit card processing industry?
  • [35:00] Where did Brad get his work ethic?
  • [41:00] Who does Brad connect with?
  • [46:30] How Brad decided his next step after working with Vector Marketing.
  • [49:00] Brad talks about how he attracted early customers for Easy Pay Direct.
  • [52:00] What kind of staffing does Brad have at Easy Pay Direct?
  • [55:00] Brad’s first hire.
  • [56:30] Milestones for Easy Pay Direct.
  • [59:00] The most challenging moment for Brad in business.
  • [1:02:30] The proudest moment for Brad in business.
  • [1:04:00] What is one of the best pieces of advice Brad has received?
  • [1:06:00] Brad’s craziest moment as an adventurer.

In this episode…

What is it like to build a company around navigating business risk? Is your business operating at a high or low-risk factor? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll learn about navigating business risk from entrepreneur Brad Weimert. He built his company Easy Pay Direct around credit card processing and assessing risk. If you’ve ever wanted a peek behind the veil to see how all the in’s and out’s of business risk work, you’ve got to catch this episode. Brad also talks to Jeremy about the value of deep relationships, holding to high standards, creative marketing strategies and much more!

Business risk is one of those topics that people try to avoid. It’s like going to the dentist, everyone needs to go but you put it off for too long it can be dangerous! Every business carries with it a risk factor, some are higher than others. On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader Brad Weimert walks through several examples of assessing and addressing business risk. If you are just starting out or if you’ve been in business for a while, you will find this episode with Brad very helpful. Set some time aside with pen and paper ready, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Are you as successful in building relationships as you are in building your business? If you want to experience lasting and healthy professional growth, you’ve got to have deep personal relationships to sustain you. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will hear from entrepreneur Brad Weimert. Brad is convinced that one of the most important factors to holistic success in life and business is connecting deeply with old and new friends. You’ll hear Brad talk about his elaborate dinners he hosts once or twice a month where he seeks to expand his circle of friends who align with his values and goals in life. You’ve got to hear Brad go in-depth about this wonderful way to connect with like-minded individuals.

Do you have a set of standards that you filter your decisions through? The benefits of having high standards are knowing your values and goals ahead of time. You don’t have to act in a reactionary fashion, you can use your goals and standards to filter your decision-making process. Business leader Brad Weimert had a series of goals that he filtered his professional career decisions through. This led Brad to eventually start Easy Pay Direct. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you get the chance to hear how those high standards led Brad on the path to success. Make sure to catch this motivating episode!

When is the last time you did something way outside of the box to attract new business? After receiving many of the same types of marketing offers potential clients and customers tend to tune out overused mediums. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will get to hear a really interesting and creative method that Brad Weimert used early at the start of his business to attract a client. Brad also shares some helpful tips and insights that you can use to get the success you’ve been looking for. You don’t want to miss this fascinating 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] Jeremy’s introduction to today’s guest, PJ Jonas.
  • [1:50] Software that PJ uses for her business.
  • [4:20] How PJ ended up on a farm.
  • [9:00] Balancing growth as a small business.
  • [12:50] The highest and lowest moment in business.
  • [15:15] What animals are on PJ’s farm?
  • [16:50] How to connect with PJ.
  • [17:40] Parting wisdom from PJ.

In this episode…

How would you handle business growth challenges? Do you have a plan in place? When you are starting out as a small business, you dream of success and rapid growth. But when it comes, it brings with it a whole host of new challenges. This was especially true for PJ Jonas and her family’s business. They had to decide what they were going to do to take their business to the next level. Because they deal with dairy products, they were caught in a tough situation. State regulations forced them to decide if they wanted to keep their business at a small scale level or quickly start putting the pieces together for a larger scale operation, there simply wasn’t any place in between. If you’d like to hear more of PJ’s story and how they were able to overcome this difficulty, make sure to catch this episode of Inspired Insider.

One of the best aspects of running a small business that you started from home is being able to raise your children in an entrepreneurial environment. The values and life lessons that you are able to pass on and instill in your children are priceless. When looking back at their decision to move to Indiana, build their life on a farm, and start a small business PJ Jonas relishes the fact that she built the business for her family as her proudest moment. You’ve got to hear her talk about how much her children are involved in the business, her pride and excitement are infectious! You’ll walk away from this episode with profound inspiration - you can’t miss it!

It’s often said that the best way to ruin a relationship is to get money involved. There are countless stories of business leaders who bring in a family member or even friends only to have it ruin their relationships. PJ Jonas and her family learned this lesson the hard way. One of her lowest moments in business was when she realized that she wouldn’t be able to continue employing some friends she had brought into the business. It wasn’t because they were bad people, it just wasn’t a good fit. Can you imagine that scenario? It was really difficult for PJ and it’s cemented in her mind as one of the most difficult moments she had starting her small business. Hear about how she dealt with that situation and what you can learn from it on this episode of Inspired Insider.

Is the American dream dead? There are many people who seem to think so. From high unemployment rates to stock market instability in recent years it’s fair to say that hope in building something from nothing can be hard to come by for many individuals. But there are those who see things in a different light, entrepreneur PJ Jonas is one of them. PJ and her family found their slice of the American dream through hard work and big goals. She will be the first person to tell you that it wasn’t all smooth sailing. They had setbacks and failures along the way but they persevered. What lesson can you learn from PJ and her family’s story? Hear more about their journey toward success on this episode of Inspired Insider.

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Adam Witty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group. What began in the spare bedroom of his home is now an international publishing company. Advantage has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies and as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina multiple years in a row. Adam is the author of five books and he is a chairman for both Nonprofit Youth Entrepreneurship S.C. and Clemson Entrepreneurship Institute.

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

  • [0:55] Jeremy’s introduction to this episode.
  • [1:50] Adam talks about his company’s partnership with Forbes Media.
  • [3:30] How did Adam connect with Forbes Media?
  • [7:30] Adam talks about entrepreneurs become thought leaders by authoring a book.
  • [11:50] How to make a big deal.
  • [18:20] How will Adam and his team differentiate between publishing authors through Advantage or Forbes?
  • [20:30] Adam talks about how he got his start with book publishing.
  • [29:50] Who are some of Advantage’s best sellers?
  • [32:00] Adam talks about his dream of owning a professional basketball team.
  • [35:30] Challenges along the way.
  • [38:50] Successful traits in entrepreneurs.
  • [41:40] How to connect with Adam.
  • [42:40] Adam talks about his company’s growth over the years.
  • [47:00] Creating a healthy work environment.

In this episode…

Everyone wants to know the secret to business expansion. What will it take to see exponential growth and success? The secret to growth and expansion is typically sold as something that can happen overnight - don’t listen to that! Those are the exception, not the rule. Most growth comes with patience over time. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will hear from business leader Adam Witty. Adam started young with a big dream, to someday own a professional basketball team. Step by step Adam is getting closer to that dream with his dedicated path toward success in business. You have a chance to learn from one of the most successful business leaders in his industry - make sure to listen to this episode!

Have you ever wondered how you would respond in a high-stakes business situation? If you had the chance to pitch your great idea or product to a high-level investor or go into a meeting with a potential strategic partner, how would you respond? Adam Witty recently had the opportunity to pitch a strategic partnership that would expand his business with one of the most recognizable names out there, Forbes. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will hear Adam’s key insights and lessons that he took away from that experience and how you can implement them on your journey toward success. You don’t want to miss this episode!

How can you get an advantage over your competition? What will it take to get you and your business over the top on your journey toward success? It might be time for you to consider writing a book! On this episode of Inspired Insider, Adam Witty makes an excellent case explaining how business leaders can become thought leaders by taking the step to author a book. This is a huge way entrepreneurs can work toward expanding their business. It might sound daunting and impossible but you’ve got to check out Adam’s great case study that will convince you to consider writing a book today!

What keeps you up at night? What is your big audacious dream for life? What steps are you taking to achieve your dream? Entrepreneur Adam Witty knew his dream from a very young age, he wanted to own or manage a professional basketball team. That dream led him to contact Pat Williams, the owner of the NBA team, the Orlando Magic. This set Adam on the path of a lifelong friendship with Pat. Over the years they have worked together and at a crucial point in Adam’s life, Pat gave Adam some key advice. Find out more about Adam’s friendship with Pat and the lessons you can learn on this episode of Inspired Insider.

Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Do have grit? In order to succeed as a business leader, you have to cultivate a mental toughness that refuses to let anything keep you down. Challenges will arise and you have to be ready to face them. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you will hear from business leader Adam Witty. He knows what it takes to be successful and he knows what it's like to fail. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear Adams insights and lessons so you can learn from his mistakes as well as his success!

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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 co-founder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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