Facebook has made a decision to invest $1 billion in small business initiatives and set an ambitious goal to train 1 million small business owners across the United States by 2020. As a result Boost with Facebook (formerly Community Boost) was launched from this initiative. In 2018 50 US cities hosted an event and this year the first event was in Washington DC.
The 3-day event featured courses for all levels of users. Ime Archibong also announced the launching of new products including--appointments, automated ads, video creative tools and Blueprint courses. Speaking after the announcements, Archibong told us that a lot of the products were a direct result of the request from users and that Facebook was always looking for feedback and engagement from users when they were creating products or adding features.
Full Post: DMV CEO
This year's DC Hackathon is the second annual and its goal was to tap into the minds of developers, creatives and business owners to create solutions for small businesses that may have been impacted by major disasters. For National Small Business Week, the US Small Business Administration (SBA), FEMA and VISA teamed up to create solutions for small businesses impacted by the devastating natural disasters. The three-day hackathon gave participants access to API's from FEMA, The Visa Developer Platform and business continuity planners to help them brainstorm and "hack" to create solutions that could allow small businesses to survive and thrive in the wake of a major disaster. Over 20 teams participated and while there were teams that won over $10,000, the real winners small businesses, employees and these economies that were affected by disasters.
What started as a storytelling showcase and luncheon at The Yale Club of NYC attended by more than 200 entrepreneurs, influencers and investors committed to advancing female founders, has evolved into a two-day brand amplification event focused on expanding the ecosystem of support for women and new majority founders leading social enterprises.We’re bringing together social entrepreneurs, tech innovators, digital creators and impact investors for curated content, high-quality brand-to-brand connections and community-building.
If you’re on a mission to make money and make a difference in the world, then you can’t afford to miss PurpleCON.
Entrepreneurship can be a rollercoaster. With constant ups and downs and juggling so many things, it can become really difficult to maintain your passion and energy without getting lost in the day-to-day activities. These were some of the things that Akia Hardnett considered when she had her vision for the Beyond The Papers® Foundation. The 2-day conference at the National Harbor focused on God in Business, Entrepreneurship and the Kingdom Economy. The focus was for attendees to prepare, hear from experts and increase their bottom lines.
Blog Post (Going Live 3/1 at 12pm): https://dmv.ceoblognation.com/?p=19328
In 2014, Bailey Richert left her corporate career to study entrepreneurship at MIT and launch her own online, location independent business with the goal of earning her own income from anywhere in the world. Today, she helps others realize that it is possible to achieve the life you truly desire if you put in the effort to create the financial means to support that life. Through her books, blog, courses, coaching programs and events, Bailey helps individuals launch and grow profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.
Free Virtual Summit Resources: https://virtualsummitschool.com
Ruth is an author, coach, mentor and teacher who works with female entrepreneurs to help them start and scale successful purpose-driven businesses. She believes that success is down to a combination of mindset + strategy + action and works with her clients to help them in all of these areas. Ruth has worked with 1000's of women worldwide and been featured in national magazines and press.
Originally from the U.K., we're not sure if it was brisket or J.R. Ewing that brought him here, but he got to Texas just as fast as he could. Retail, B2B, Non-Profits and Hostage Negotiation, Mike's background isn't quite as varied as the hairstyles he wears (he's bald people) and sure, he's a little workaholic, probably eats too much curry & mixes beer with Sprite (it's called a 'Shandy' people), but he eats, sleeps, and dreams about how we can change lives, for our Members (and their businesses) as well as the less fortunate in society.
Alex helps those who do good work be able to work better! Her consulting and training services help creative, mission-driven nonprofits and small businesses to overcome the struggles, clutter, and tediousness of day-to-day operations. Alex understands that every workplace is unique in terms of its needs, history, people, and culture, and her job is to ask all the right questions and suggest solutions that address the challenges within that specific ecosystem. Her mission is to help clients become as successful as possible by identifying the root of the problems provide customized, time-saving, and sustainable solutions that guarantee all work is performed in a deliberate, efficient, and effective way.
Lori Tobin is the founder of SporTobin, a Hull-based apparel company specializing in workout clothing made in the USA for adults and children since 1991. Lori has spoken actively on the South Shore and beyond about healthy eating habits and exercise, especially in young children. She has also been involved in many causes and created and continues to teach her keepgoingkidz exercise class at the elementary school in Hull.
Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, and the host of the Business On Purpose podcast. Scott and the BOP team liberate Small Business owners from the chaos of working IN their business and help them get their lives back by articulating and implementing intentional Vision/Mission/Values, Systems and Processes.
Free Offer: mybusinessonpurpose.com/vision
Other Website: fourstepstobusinessfreedom.com
Little Falls Mediation, located in Arlington, Virginia, offers divorce and family mediation services. Our mission is to provide a caring, empathetic environment where clients feel comfortable, safe, and empowered in discussing and resolving conflict. Ellice Halpern is a graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Center and is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/b/112003363245665603093/+Littlefallsmediationservices
Jeff Titak is an 8 year veteran of the financial services industry in various capacities. He currently uses his unique collection of experience, intelligence, and creativity to help independent financial advisors navigate the intricacies of social media to assist with their business growth.
Erin Lewis is owner and risk advisor at one of the fastest growing personal lines insurance agencies in the country - Goosehead Insurance. She and her team help families protect and realize their dreams by utilizing unbiased risk management expertise to provide the right insurance coverage at a fair price. She is Founder of The Dream Queen Association & Foundation – an organization dedicated to creating a world where all women and girls have the knowledge and support they need to step into positions of leadership and bring their whole selves to impacting the world, making it a more positive, peaceful, and joyful place to live.
FREE "Dreams Transform Manifesto" by joining The Dream Queen Association @ www.YourDreamQueen.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dreamqueenassociation/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/thedreamqueens
Instagram - http://instagram.com/dreamqueenassociation
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinllewis/
Matt Bacon is a consultant, A&R man, and journalist specializing in the world of heavy metal. Having worked with everyone from glam rock icon Phil Collen of Def Leppard to black metal titans Enslaved by way of legendary thrashers Exhorder as well as labels including Prophecy Productions and Ripple Music he has dedicated his life to helping young bands develop. Having started his own blog at the age of 14 he views his career in artist development as 'a hobby that got out of hand'. In 2015 he formed Dropout Media in order to better support the artists he loves. They sit here now, years later with countless tours booked, records released and deals signed, and loving every minute of it.
Hari Kalymnios is a consultant, speaker and trainer on mindset, resilience, wellbeing and how to feel SUPERHUMAN. He helps leaders become better self-leaders by improving their energy and vitality levels so they can attain high performance. He's the founder of The Thought Gym, and author of the book The Thought Gym and Working Well. He's shared his philosophies on the TEDx stage and with clients ranging from large multinationals to billionaires.
The Thought Gym Book: https://amzn.to/2NqK5vB
Super Human Smoothie: http://thethoughtgym.com/smoothie/
Christy Evon is Director and Co-Owner of Health Vantis, a medical facilitation business. She started her business after experiencing the Canadian health care system and frustrations with it while living there. Her background consists of a 14 year career in the US insurance industry and she has a Master's in Business from Indiana Wesleyan. She currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with her 2 boys.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/healthvantis/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christyevon/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/HealthVantis
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/healthvantis/
Ron helps for profit businesses and non-for-profit associations develop and sustain a high performing work culture in which people trust each other and communicate effectively. They do this through personality insights, and teaching and implementing leadership principles. Ron leads Mastermind Groups and is also a Certified Coach.
William Gadea is the Founder and Creative Director of IdeaRocket, a maker of videos for businesses. Since 2012 IdeaRocket has created videos for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies as well as a number of exciting new startups. His team works in a variety of techniques including 2d animation, 3d animation, whiteboard and live action.
Zack Blakeney is the owner of Sol Force Training. He chooses love and he chooses to be happy. Both feelings are centered around his passion for helping his clients transform their lives. He uses health and fitness as the catalyst for a complete mindset shift, creating a new thought process and a positive outlook on life. His teachings are centered around the power of self-belief, overcoming limiting beliefs, goal setting, nutrition and workout programming.
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zack.blakeney
Business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solforcetraining/
Personal Instagram: http://instagram.com/zackblakeney
Business Instagram: http://instagram.com/solforcetraining
Scott Flear is the CEO of Rugby Warfare which is a rugby clothing brand based in the UK. Scott is a self-taught internet marketer having built and sold his first fitness site by age 19. Rugby Warfare started as a side-hustle whilst working as head of SEO for a luxury games room retailer and then Performance Marketing Manager for a social sports club in London. He's an avid Rugby fan and player and saw a gap in the market for a Rugby brand to deliver the 3 Cs, content, community and clothing.
Marketing Website: http://www.flearmarketing.com
Michela Quilici, CEO MQ Consulting and Business Training Inc. Michela is an International business growth + marketing expert passionate about supporting coaches, consultants and service professionals who struggle with sales, marketing and systems - to gain more exposure, magnetize qualified buyers, and double revenues with much less effort. Over the past 17 years she has coached and consulted hundreds of entrepreneurially minded companies globally, from start-up to $20+ million to take business owners and their business to the next level of excellence. Michela has been featured in USA Weekly, Canadian Living Magazine and Profit Magazine. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and is a contributing author in the bestselling book Conscious Business.
Sharon Roemmel, BSW, ACC, E-RYT, helps women who are excited about their purpose become equally passionate about taking care of their number one asset--themselves. As a self-care expert, she draws on over 30 years working in the wellness and empowerment field. Sharon’s experience includes being a certified coach, a registered yoga teacher, a certified aromatherapist, and a licensed massage therapist. In addition to working with individuals, teaching classes, and leading retreats, Sharon has been interviewed as an expert in national and local media including Natural Health magazine and on Mindfulness Mode podcast. Her articles appear in her blog, Align & Thrive, as well as in publications such as Massage and Bodywork.
Tara suffered from Endometriosis and had many pelvic surgeries beginning at the age of 11. After creating a device to help with my Vulvodynia, a condition that causes painful intercourse, Her and her business partner and started a company based in Sarasota, Fl. dedicated to helping the estimated one-in-seven women in the US who suffer from pelvic, vulvar pain. The VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilator has been clinically proven to relieve pelvic pain and sexual discomfort and has improved the lives of women seeking sexual normalcy. They have helped over 10,000 women in the past two years.
Doctor's Can Say The Darndest Things About Pelvic Pain [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6v_EWPAwgo
Dr. Nicole Rochester is a physician, former caregiver to her late father, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in Washington, DC. After practicing medicine for almost 20 years, she left a rewarding career in clinical and academic medicine to follow what she believes is her life's calling.
Elnura is a founder of yoganect - an interest based platform that offers your yoga-on-the-go. yoganect makes is easier to connect with like-minded people and book your favorite yoga class or event in real time. Elnura brings yoga and business together and fully dedicated to launch and grow yoganect.
Elnura's Website: http://elnura-ashimova.com/
Elnura's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elnura_ashimova/
Elnura's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elnura-esen/
Frank Goodman is an entrepreneur from Washington, DC dedicated to raising the small business success rate through strategy, websites and apps. He went from trouble-maker to an accomplished Engineer and business owner. He has a BS in Computer Engineering (ODU) and a MS in Systems Engineering (GWU). His company, Bleeding Bulb, was inspired by his reputation for having tons of ideas.
Bulb Factory (8 module journey to success)- http://www.bleedingbulbfactory.com
Bulb Audit (free website audit) - http://www.bulbaudit.com/
Bulb Suite (productivity apps) - http://www.bleedingbulb.com/our-apps/
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/bleedingbulb/
Anna is a multi-talented, Emmy-award-winning producer with more than 20 years of experience in broadcast and online-media. Anna tells stories, specifically her client's story, using video, words, animation - whatever it takes to get your story out to the public and to your clients. Alejo Media began when another chapter of her life ended. She’s a journalist, and back in 2011-2012 she was the Executive Producer at an online network, the funding dried up but she had more stories to tell. So she opened up Alejo, and she has never looked back.
Megan Loda is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC. She is a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. Her personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. Unlike most personal trainers, Megan focus a lot on positivity, self-love and happiness. She believes that a positively fit lifestyle is the best way to live.
Joe Cannon has been self employed since 2002 . He holds an MS in exercise science, he trains personal trainers and is the author of 8 books including the first book ever written on exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis. He's been quoted in the NY Times, The Daily Beast and has even lectured to NASA.
Laurin Conlin is an IFBB Bikini Pro, holds her Masters in Exercise Science and is the owner of LoCoFit. The mission of her company and brand, and all brands she aligns herself with, is to redefine healthy within the fitness industry. LoCoFit provides coaching for physique competitors and lifestyle, transformation clients. Laurin also co-hosts two podcasts, Redefine Healthy Radio and The UNglamorous Life.
Social Media: @laurinconlin
Nancy Sajjadi is the Founder of Life Quality by Design, LLC a business-to-business venture that helps organizations address issues of employee absenteeism, disengagement and rising health care costs. She is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist who works with leaders to help employees at all levels identify barriers to their personal well-being and inspires them to a higher level of commitment to sustain changes to improve their quality of life by applying an engineering approach known as "quality by design". She is a well-being enthusiast who has used her Master's degree in Genetic Engineering and extensive experience with a multitude of organizations and teams at all levels, to develop transformative programs and services that foster shared responsibility for achieving greater work-life alignment and encouraging its mutual benefits for the employees and the organizations that employ them.
Kate is CEO of Women 2.0, a global brand that focuses on gender and diversity in the tech industry through programs, products and media.
Kate's Website: http://www.katebrodock.com
Dr. Chip R. Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines and marketplace reputations through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, vocal customers. Dr. Bell’s keynotes reveal the best practices from the organizations leading the customer loyalty charge, giving audiences powerful cutting-edge ideas and unique strategies they can immediately put into practice. Always customer-centered, Bell customizes all his presentations to meet unique organizational needs through a background study, pre-event conference call, and phone interviews to better understand specific audience challenges.
Kristen Coffield, Culinary Coach and Kitchen Interventionist. Empower individuals to take control of their wellness with tools to help them navigate the complicated and overwhelming landscape of health and diet information. The Culinary Cure starts with what’s at the end of the fork to help people change their health destiny.
Google plus Kristen Coffield: https://plus.google.com/115119773687341532634
Taylor Eyewalker is a superfood imbibing, kundalini and tantric yoga teacher, counselor, creator of the UNCOIL Method, shamanic healer and organic perfumer. Between blissful bouts of healing and leading, you can find the urban yogini traveling to connect with different communities and cultures, writing, creating art projects and serving tea. Guided by the clear intention of feeling more vibrancy, joy and clarity in her every moment, Taylor’s ever unfolding 8 limbed path has led her to the very forefront of the wellness movement, guiding others toward self mastery and truth by way of this inspiring new health paradigm.
Eleonora C. Bastos is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach who has built her business around healthy living after overcoming 8 years of depression and eating disorders. Originally from Milan, Italy Eleonora has lived in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and is now based in London.
Jeet Banerjee is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and digital marketing consultant. Jeet has launched 10+ businesses, sold 2 companies for a profit, spoken at conferences around the world and helps entrepreneurs start their journeys.
Online Academy: http://www.TheIncomeIncubator.com
Lauren is a Postpartum Mentor who serves mothers who are struggling with anxiety and stress in motherhood. She focuses on three foundational blocks for healing: Self Care, Time Management, Holistic Healing Alternatives.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206182843192874/
Online Course: https://lauren-cecora-time-management.teachable.com/p/time-mastermind-e-course
Maurice Williams offers a rare combination of advanced academic training, personal experience as a competitive athlete, and seventeen years of experience in personal fitness and training. That combination –- a strong understanding of exercise and sport science and clinical exercise physiology, the determination of a competitive athlete, and broad fitness experience –- makes Maurice uniquely effective in helping his clients meet their health and fitness goals. He has a BS in Exercise/Sport Science from Elon College (Now Elon University) and an MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Ohio University. Maurice is the Owner & Personal Trainer, Move Well Fitness, LLC and Owner & Lead Educator, Move Well Fit Academy.
Rebecca Brown is a Certified Money Coach (CMC)®, Certified Professional Coach (CTACC) and Laughter Yoga Teacher based in Reno, NV serving clients globally. She is on a mission to help professionals and entrepreneurs redefine abundance by bridging the worlds of play, purpose and prosperity.
Other Website: http://www.laughter-life.com
Dr. Jacqueline Darna, also known as Dr. PukeNoMo of Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast, is the CEO and medical inventor of award-winning NoMo Bands. Dr. Darna made the life-altering change from medical professional to entrepreneur four years ago, and her products are now distributed in 12 different countries, and sold in stores like CVS, Bed Bath and Beyond, buybuy Baby, and Walmart.com.
Connect with Dr. Darna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-darna-988b4797/
Lesley Logan has been teaching Pilates for 10 years, leading Pilates retreats in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Maui, Hi for two years and after publishing her book "Profitable Pilates: Everything But the Exercises" has been coaching Pilates teachers and Studio Owners on how to grow their businesses.
Michelle Lewis, founder of Visibility Vixen® is a Visibility Expert who specializes in helping established entrepreneurs skyrocket their visibility, launch their unique show strategy and start landing press for their brand through her programs and membership The Visibility Lounge. She is host of “The Visible Entrepreneur” podcast and facebook group and has been featured on Entrepreneur On Fire, The Huffington Post, LadyBossBlogger and JustLuxe.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/visibleentrepreneur
Jason is the founder of Transizion, a college admissions and mentorship company that provides boot camps and tutoring on college applications, college essays, AP exams, academic subjects, and SAT test prep. Jason is a Brazilian Jiujitsu purple belt and has appeared in the BBC, Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, Fox Business, and a host of other great outlets.
Other Link: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180408-five-best-countries-for-entrepreneurs
Other Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2018/04/12/why-you-really-should-still-be-updating-your-linkedin-profile/?noredirect=on
Garrett Ball is the owner of Secure Medicare Solutions, a national, independent Medicare insurance agency. His company also manages 65Medicare.org, an online information-based resource for people turning 65 or just starting out on Medicare.
Maribeth Decker is the founder of Sacred Grove, where people and pets heal and connect. Maribeth is an intuitive animal communicator and energy healer.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sacredgrovepets/
Facebook group, Spiritual Pet People: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualpetpeople/?source_id=177944275568559
Full CEO Chat Podcast Interview: https://ceochat.co/episodes/how-this-business-owner-makes-the-world-a-better-place-by-communicating-one-animal-at-a-time/
Kim & Kalee Sorey are a mother-daughter team focused on simplifying healthy living. They are also Elite Independent Beachbody coaches. Their mission is to help women build a healthy body and balanced life. They provide tips to make healthy easy through at home workouts, a balanced diet and self-care. Finally they have helped 4100 clients start an at home workout and nutrition plan since 2011.
Jessica Koch has been a national Sales and Marketing Professional for more than 25 years. She has spent the last 10 years working with a consulting company, expanding the companies industries to include: National Government Accounts, Fortune 500 Clients, National Power Utilities, Hospitals, and Universities/Colleges. Prior to working with the Consulting Company, she worked with a Marketing Firm where she interviewed, hired, and trained a sales team for Fortune 1000 business-to-business promotions; including Washington Gas Energy Services, Verizon, and Disney. She oversaw and assigned territories, and her team was consistently the top sales producer for the company. She has traveled and lived in numerous states throughout the country, as she is the daughter of a Retired Navy Service Member. Her family is active in her local church, and they enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, time at the beach, exploring state parks, and just walking the Solomon’s Boardwalk on an almost daily basis.
Heather Wentler is the Executive Director and a Co-Founder of Doyenne Group, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower women entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur, Heather is also the founder of Fractal and Madison Soup and a member of the organizing committee for Madison’s Forward Festival.
Bonnie Ortiz formed O2 Consulting Group, a premier professional services firm, in 2017 after spending almost a decade as the Chief Operating Officer for The Partnership Federal Credit Union. A recognized expert in strategy formation, process improvement and project management, Bonnie now provides her clients with a comprehensive operational toolkit, aligning people, process and systems to corporate goals. She has worked with commercial for-profit and non-profit entities across numerous industries and has managed substantial budgets and staff as a leader within organizations of various sizes, from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar firms. Bonnie’s expertise is rooted in the achievement of operational excellence, focusing the organization’s executive team on advancing their priorities and achieving their desired results.
Christa was a two-sport division scholarship athlete in Women’s Fast-pitch Softball and Women’s Volleyball at George Mason University. After graduating she played with the Connecticut Brakettes, a Women Majors fast-pitch team. In August 2002 Christa made the Greek National Softball Team which won GOLD at the 2003 European Championships B-Pool. In 2004 she was selected to be an alternate and assistant coach for the team at the OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES in Athens, Greece. In 2005 she helped the team win an A Pool Silver at the European Championships. In the gym, Christa is known for her sarcasm and her ability to ‘Christa’ people. To be Christa’d is to suddenly find yourself doing something you had no intention of doing. Not a bad trick for a trainer! Christa enjoys spending her time off with Jeff and their son Gordon and her twin girls Eleni & Zephera. She loves anything to do with being outdoors.
Catherine Wood is the Founder and Head Coach of Unbounded Potential, a personal coaching firm dedicated to helping rising star performers and entrepreneurs who are committed to making an impact in the world. As an executive life and leadership coach, entrepreneur and world traveler, clients have referred to her as a guardian angel for their dreams. Catherine earned her coaching certification from Accomplishment Coaching where she currently supports coaches in training and with their development and personal leadership. She holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Deborah Sweeney is a lawyer turned entrepreneur who runs a legal filing business, MyCorporation.com, which she acquired out of Intuit. She has successfully grown MyCorporation.com by focusing on top-notch customer service, and a long time customer value.
Rev. Kate Floyd is United Methodist Clergy, currently the pastor of start-up church Arlington Commons in Arlington, VA. She's originally from Georgia and Texas, married to Kyle and the proud mom to Sam and Daisy.
After a long career as a software contractor -- it seemed long anyway -- Steve Silberberg decided to toss aside nice things and financial security to start Fitpacking. Fitpacking takes people on backpacking adventure vacations to get fit and lose fat. He says, "Taking people backpacking is no way to get rich, but I do live an incredible quality of life."
After a long career as a software contractor -- it seemed long anyway -- Steve Silberberg decided to toss aside nice things and financial security to start Fitpacking. Fitpacking takes people on backpacking adventure vacations to get fit and lose fat. He says, "Taking people backpacking is no way to get rich, but I do live an incredible quality of life."
CEO Hack: Help a Reporter Out (HARO) for PR opportunities
CEO Nugget: Have a contingency plan when you are starting your ventures
Alexandra Isenegger is the CEO and co-founder of Linkilaw – the legal platform for startups and SMEs. At 21, Alexandra left her corporate law firm job, with a clear focus on making legal work transparent and accessible to startups. From 2015 to 2017, Linkilaw pivoted from solely a legal marketplace to also becoming a legal platform for startups and SMEs. In 2017, Linkilaw acquired UK leading legal marketplace LawyerFair. This last year Linkilaw experienced 500% growth. Alex is also featured in Forbes 30 under 30. Her core strengths lie in legal, business strategy, implementing vision and culture in a team.
CEO Hack: Getting centered and being present before starting the day
CEO Nugget: Be honest with others and yourself
Lisa Song Sutton, J.D., is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, holding ownership interests in several companies in the real estate, tech, retail and food & beverage industries, including Las Vegas' #1 alcohol-infused cupcake company: Sin City Cupcakes.
This is an excerpt from a full CEO Chat episode.
Leslie H. Tayne, Esq., is a consumer and business debt-related attorney. She founded Tayne Law Group, P.C., concentrating solely on debt resolution and alternatives to filing bankruptcy for consumers, small business owners and professionals. Leslie has over 20 years’ experience in debt relief.
Brandon Yu is the owner of Thrive CryoStudio, the first cryotherapy company in the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia area). Brandon left the corporate world to bring cryotherapy, a trending holistic health & wellness treatment to the DMV area. Since opening in 2016, Brandon has provided over 80,000 cryotherapy sessions for individuals who suffer from chronic pain to elite professional athletes. Brandon's passion is helping people THRIVE to a better state of being.
Nora Livingstone is a co-founder and CEO of Animal Experience International, a social enterprise and certified B Corp that helps people volunteer with animals around the world.
I provide healthcare interaction services lending my 12+ years as an RN to guide my clients from a managed care mindset to preventative care.
Kristin Marquet is the founder and creative director of Femfounder.co and she is releasing her second book “Publicity Jumpstart.”
Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Drawing on his engineering, corporate, and e-commerce inbound marketing experience, Tom helps thought leaders (coaches, authors, speaker, emerging brands) get featured on leading podcasts their ideal prospects are already listening to. Then he helps them to turn listeners into customers. Author of PODCAST GUEST PROFITS: Grow your business with a targeted interview strategy. He is the founder of Interview Valet, the category king of Podcast Interview Marketing
Ashley Bradley is a Co-Active Coach with a professional background in executive recruitment and consulting for high growth businesses. As a coach, she works with women who are ambitious, creative and introspective, helping them to connect with purpose, find their own unique sense of balance, and challenging them to show up even bigger as they connect with their larger goals in life and career.
Mary is a former Award-Winning Hotel Conference & Catering Director who then pursued Corporate Event Planning with several large defense contracting corporations. Her creativity, attention to detail and negotiation skills resulted in savings of over $250k for one company. As an entrepreneur, one of Mary's most memorable events was planning the Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling for the South African Embassy in Washington, DC. Afterward, South African Ambassador Rasool declared Mary an "Honorary South African" as a result of her planning efforts at that prestigious event.
Patrick Harrison is a Kinesiologist and designer of the CoreChair. His first successful business focused on the design of specialized seating solutions for individuals who were dependent on wheelchairs for mobility. In 2008, Patrick leveraged this experienced-based knowledge to create the CoreChair, an active sitting solution for deskbound employees. He has become a source of knowledge for individuals and corporations to identify health risks manifesting as back pain and metabolic disorders and to implement solutions in the workplace
After booking numerous modeling jobs for billion-dollar companies such as Merz, Best Buy and Pfizer, Zondra Wilson decided to launch a USDA certified organic skin care line. “Blu” manufacturers the only American-made USDA certified organic powdered facial cleanser sold in the United States. Zondra is also the only female, African American owner, manufacturer & distributor of a skin care company with USDA certified organic accreditation in the United States.
Hailing from Australia, Sammy is the co-founder and COO of Fitspot Wellness (Techstars '16), a certified Pilates instructor, and lifelong lover of fitness. After finding it frustrating to stay healthy in a typical 9-to-5 environment, she and her business partner, Jon, teamed up to create Fitspot, a leading provider of workplace wellness. Fitspot is a fully managed wellness partner that provides on-site fitness classes, workshops, massages, meditation, health screenings, and virtual services for employees around the country. Fitspot is on a mission is to help companies reap the benefits of a healthier, happier workforce.
Sammy's Instagram: http://instagram.com/sammycourtright
Susan Rose is a serial entrepreneur, having founded multiple businesses over the last 15 years. She is currently CEO of Gutsy Happiness, where she guides women on the empowering journey of discovering their life purpose and creating a plan to fulfill it. For many women, that means launching their own business--a journey she loves guiding them on.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvL8PAsBHp69QKKI5dRgrDA
Ed is the co-founder of Liverpool's most popular dental and medical aesthetics practice and one of the fastest growing independent dental practices in the UK. They have an enterprise-level digital marketing suite and receive 35,000 users to our website a month and treat dozens of patients a day at our state-of-the-art airline-themed dental practice in the City Centre.
Connie works closely with women newly diagnosed with gluten intolerance and other food allergies. She empowers them with coaching, resources, and support through a step by step process to help them feel less overwhelmed and back on their way to healthy and thriving. Her goal is to work with women in switching to a true gluten free lifestyle with ease through developing healthy, and sustainable habits. Connie is a women’s empowerment leader, speaker, author and self-love expert. The founder of GlutenandFoodAllergySpecialist.com. She turned her own diagnosis of gluten intolerance, food allergies, thyroid,and celiac disease around by shifting to a true gluten free lifestyle. “With 15+ year of varied experience, her life’s mission is to empower women in shifting to a true gluten free lifestyle”
Dr. Alexis Moreno is a consulting psychologist and founder of Wit & Reason. Passionate about the interplay between media, culture, and human behavior, she has decided to dedicate her consulting services to enhance media corporations and the creative workforce.
CEO Hacks Dr. Moreno mentioned:
The League of Women Instagram: @theleaguewomen
Startup Creative Instagram: @startupcreative
Freakonomics Podcast - The Secret Life of CEOs: http://freakonomics.com/ceos/
Cathy H Harkless, is the founder of Yhtack in Stitches. Yhtack in Stitches is a embroidery company offering embroidery & digitizing of logos, designs and images. They personalize, individualize and customize items. The talented team consists of needle arts have a passion for crochet and embroidery personalizing gifts with bling and embellishment for gift giving for life events such as babies, birthdays, weddings, retirements, memorials, gift baskets and our gorgeous line of realtor gift baskets. The Yhtack team strives to exceed our clients expectations by imagining the possibilities in the amazing world of needle arts.
Phone: (703) 680-3416
Book Mentioned "Called to Create": https://amzn.to/2vndlv4
Blue 16 Media is turning 5 soon and I am looking at some of the upcoming changes and transitions that we are making as a company and with CEO Blog Nation and even changes that I'm making. Also, a little intro into the upcoming I am CEO Podcast and what I hope to accomplish with it when it goes live.
21 Entrepreneurs Share Advice To New Entrepreneurs on Rescue a CEO
On the way success, there will be lessons learnt since experience is the best teacher. New entrepreneurs can emulate and learn from the experienced entrepreneurs so as to avoid common mistakes that are bound to occur when starting a business. Not only does this save resources, but is also saves time spent in rectifying mistakes and instead new entrepreneurs can focus in making their ventures profitable.
We asked entrepreneurs and business owners what advice they would give to new entrepreneurs.
14 Entrepreneurs Reveal Which Famous Entrepreneur Would Be Their Dream Mentor on Hearpreneur
A mentor is someone who is more knowledgeable in your area of expertise and he/she may help you through various ways such as in career guidance. In the business field, there are entrepreneurs who have stood out from the crowd due to their various accomplishments and way of doing this. It’s from this that many entrepreneurs draw their inspiration from them. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners which famous entrepreneur would be their dream mentor.
Introducing B16.co - A sneak peak of our B16.co membership site with premium content for entrepreneur and business owners to increased their productivity and efficiency, digital marketing tips and premium content (ebook, webinars, podcasts, etc.) from CBNation, Blue 16 Media, CEO Press, CBNation TV & CEO Chat.
20 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Would Attribute To Their Success
‘Success doesn’t come on a silver platter’ is a common saying that applies across every field. Often, there will be something to be attributed to your success be it financial, skills, human resources or anything else that helps foster your growth and success. It’s some of these things that make us say, ‘were it not for…. I would not be where I am today.’ We asked entrepreneurs and business owners what they would attribute to their success.
CEO Gear (ceogear.co) is a clothing line to promote and celebrate entrepreneurship in it's many forms. CEO Gear is powered by Blue 16 Media and CBNation.co, CEO Chat, CBNation.tv and more. These media sites help support entrepreneurs and business owners. A portion of the proceeds will go to support a Youth Entrepreneruship program.
I am CEO - listen to the battlecry and mantra for CEO's entrepreneurs, startups, business owners.
I am CEO
NOT TO BE CONFUSED
WITH THE JANITOR OR THE MARKETING MANAGER
THOUGH I WEAR THOSE HATS.
INVESTMENTS OF SWEAT EQUITY AND TIME
HAVE LAID THE BRICKS TO THE EMPIRE.
WHAT IS SEEN TODAY WAS ONCE NOTHING
BUT SPROUTED UNDER CAREFUL ATTENTION, FOCUSED VISION AND THOROUGH PLANNING.
LIVING, BREATHING, AND EATING THE BUSINESS WITH PASSION AND ZEAL,
FUELED BY 18 HOUR DAYS, RAMEN NOODLES AND KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SANDWICHES
ATTACKING THE COMPETITION TO GAIN MARKET SHARE WITH COLD CALCULATION AND FERVOR.
SOME MIGHT CALL ME AN ENTREPRENEUR, OR THE FOUNDER OR THE BUSINESS OWNER,
BUT THIS IS FOR CERTAIN
I DEMAND EXCELLENCE,
I EXPECT SUCCESS,
I BLAZE TRAILS,
I TAKE RISKS,
I’M THE CAPTAIN.
I am CEO
December 7, 2017
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