Espresso JAMs - Entrepreneurial Journeys

Short, concentrated, delicious conversations about business and solopreneur life with business owners about how and why they started their business and how they differentiate themselves. If you are a solopreneur, small business owner, or considering starting your own business, this podcast is for you. Guests include successful small business owners, coaches, consultants, service providers, etc. In most episodes, we will talk with guests about the inspiration that set them on their path to business ownership. Leading into what the beginning of their entrepreneurial adventure was like and how they differentiated their business to stand out from the crowd. And finally, how their business has developed and what they are doing now. Other episodes will be quick business and technology tips for solopreneurs and small businesses. Topics might include software, computer and /or phone apps, productivity hacks, marketing tips, etc. Your host, Joe Matz, has over 35 years of small business experience and has lived and owned/managed over 10 businesses, in diverse industries in Italy, Brazil and the USA.

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4 days ago

Tammy is an award-winning business and brand strategist who helps women work smarter to move beyond the overwhelm and get back to living by aligning, integrating, and streamlining their business, brand, marketing, and communications. Her trademarked 360 business strategy brings her years of experience in corporate to the small business owner.
𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž 𝐰𝐞 đ­đšđ„đ€ 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭:➀ Discovering opportunities through your uniqueness➀ Leaving the corporate world to start your own business➀ Freelancing to get your feet wet in entrepreneurship➀ Creating a holistic brand across all your social media➀ Keeping up with all there is to think about, do, organize etc
 without getting overwhelmed ➀ The value of creating your unique business roadmap➀ Conquering overwhelm by working actively instead of reactively➀ SWOT Analysis➀ Shiny Object Syndrome➀ Having people you trust that you can bounce ideas around with
𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammydrost/Free Business Plan Best Practices: https://www.thebusiness360method.com/business-plan-best-practices57990492Free 60-minute Business360 Strategy Session: https://www.thebusiness360method.org/optin
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđŹđ©đąđŹđšđđž đŸđ«đšđŠ đČđšđźđ« 𝐡𝐹𝐬𝐭Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

Our guest today, Anastasia Lipske is the owner of Access Speakers, she specializes in helping speakers and podcast guests generate influence, awareness, and clients. She shares her insights into why speaking and guesting on podcasts is so effective for promoting businesses, and provides practical advice for how to get the most return from your speaking engagements and or podcast appearances.
If you're a business owner who wants to get more exposure for your brand, this episode is for you. Our guest shares her experience as a podcast guesting agent and explains how it has helped her many clients grow their businesses and increase their credibility and authority positioning.
If you are wondering how to make the most of your speaking and podcast guesting opportunities? This podcast is for you.
𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasia...Free Download: https://accessspeakers.biz/ThankYou/
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ đ…đ«đšđŠ đ˜đšđźđ« 𝐇𝐹𝐬𝐭Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Rachel found her dream job wasn't what she expected, so she went searching for a solution that would make her feel happy and fulfilled, which ultimately led to her starting her own business.
𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ„đ©đąđŹđšđđž 𝐰𝐞 đ­đšđ„đ€ 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭:
➀ The fear of leaving a stable corporate job to branch out on your own➀ Creating a brand that communicates personal attention➀ Injecting your personality and passion into your brand.➀ Consistency though out all your online assets➀ Presenting your true self online and owning your uniqueness
𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:
Website: https://racheltylee.com/    Blog: https://racheltylee.com/blog/    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/off-brand-podcast/    IG: @racheltylee (https://instagram.com/racheltylee/)    FB: Rachel Lee (https://facebook.com/racheltylee/)    LI: Rachel Lee (https://linkedin.com/in/racheltylee/)
FREE 30-minute brand consultation with me: https://calendly.com/racheltylee/free-brand-consultation-speaking
Rachel is a personal brand strategist, designer & creative unicorn that helps impact-driven entrepreneurs build a kickass personal brand and feel confident in the way they present themselves online. After having spent the first few years of her business building, evolving and growing her brand alongside her clients’, Rachel discovered the secret to creating an authentic brand that captivates and builds instant rapport with new and existing audiences. Today, she helps her clients discover their own “secret sauce”, clarify their message, redesign their brand wardrobe, and apply their brand consistently to their online presence so they can FINALLY start attracting clients that truly light them up, and create the impact that they want to be making.
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ đ…đ«đšđŠ đ˜đšđźđ« 𝐡𝐹𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐹𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐳Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

Jason Wilson, founder of Circle of Friends Club, which transitioned from an events company to a mental Wellness club that helps people find the right therapist or coach that they need.Jason had no indication in his younger years that he would have his own business, as he originally wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, like his friends' dads.
In this episode we talk about:
➀Pivoting and responding to what your community wants➀How Jason got Ray Leonard Junior, the son of Sugar Ray Leonard Junior, to start a podcast with him➀Staying connected with your network and finding opportunities➀LinkedIn Newsletters for increased engagement➀ When social media owns your list, you are vulnerable
𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwthehealer/Fee 30 minute consultation: https://calendly.com/circleoffriendsclubus/30min 
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ„đŹđ©đąđŹđšđđž
Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

Steve Hand is an Executive Director of Business Network International. BNI is the world’s leader in word-of-mouth marketing, with more than 291,000 members in seventy-six countries. 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž 𝐰𝐞 đ­đšđ„đ€ 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭:➀ Making money and running a team before the age of 8➀ Turning crisis into opportunity➀ Teaching and training chapter presidents, so they could teach the members➀ Collaboration between business owners in the same industry➀ The built in trust between members of an international organization➀ Personal Growth to become the leader you want to be
Steve Hand is an Executive Director of Business Network International. BNI is the world’s leader in word-of-mouth marketing, with more than 291,000 members in seventy-six countries. Steve is a passionate teacher and ambassador for the power of referral-based sales. Steve is also one of the best-selling authors of the book Building the Ultimate Network which provides cutting edge ideas from experts around the world about how to develop productive relationships for business success.Steve has been an entrepreneur all of his life and bought part of a car at age 11. None of them were old enough to drive but sold rides to other kids turning a handsome profit by the end of summer.𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shand/Fee Download: Link to the 52 blog post resources: https://trianglebni.com/en-US/Resources_Page
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ„đŹđ©đąđŹđšđđžGrow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

Mike Beverly is a former educator who became a health and wellness coach. Mike began his entrepreneurial journey as a band teacher where he had to raise money in order for the band to go on trips. He soon got recruited as sales rep for a fundraising company and eventually started his own business in that industry. A health crisis in 2020 led to his becoming a health and wellness coach.
𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž 𝐰𝐞 đ­đšđ„đ€ 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭:➀ Turning crisis into opportunity➀ The ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey➀ How persistence, even in the wake of disappointment, can carry you through➀ How passion for what you do creates enthusiasm
𝐂𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐱𝐧𝐟𝐹 & đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđž:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebeverly/
Fee Download: Ultimate Guide to Health and Wellness: https://www.mikebeverly.life/
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ„đŹđ©đąđŹđšđđž
Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide : https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd: https://snip.ly/JoeMatz
 

Tuesday Feb 07, 2023

Inspired by Star Trek to become a lawyer Erin found that helping people stay out of court was where she wanted to focus her energy after becoming a lawyer.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 đ˜đšđźâ€™đ„đ„ đ‹đžđšđ«đ§ 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đžđ©đąđŹđšđđžâž€Litigation is not the objective, keeping people out of court is.➀Turning a disability into an asset➀Finding your passion by way of challenges overcome➀What happens when the state decides who gets what you leave behind➀What if someone is manipulated into changing their will to the benefit of the manipulator and detriment to other family members?➀The Importance of proactive planning
Erin Edgar worked as a law clerk and attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina for 11 years before starting her own law firm, The Law Office of Erin Baker Edgar, in 2021.   She loves helping busy families organize their lives, protect and enrich the lives of their children, and provide for and protect themselves for end of life through the service of estate planning, giving them peace of mind for the future.
Erin is licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Business Networking International, Toastmasters International, and a number of other professional networking groups and organizations. She spreads her message by speaking to networking groups and service organizations about how estate planning with the guidance of an attorney can help people attain peace of mind about the future and improve their lives. 
She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband. When she is not working, she enjoys performing and writing music, spreading the art of mindfulness and meditation to bring calmness and clarity to life’s chaos, and birdwatching.
đ‹đžđšđ«đ§ đŠđšđ«đž 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭 đ„đ«đąđ§ đ„đđ đšđ«Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinedgar/Website: https://erinedgarlegal.com/To book a 30-minute complimentary consultation call Erin's office at (919) 807-1863
đ„đŹđ©đ«đžđŹđŹđš 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐬 𝐱𝐬 đ›đ«đšđźđ đĄđ­ 𝐭𝐹 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐹𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐳 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐏𝐄𝐗-đšđ›đ„đž.Enjoy these free resources from Joe.Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide.https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd.https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Monday Jan 30, 2023

If you have ever thought about getting into voice acting this podcast is a must. Laura explains the tech, the training needed, and what it is really like.
In this episode we talk about:➀ Using your voice to make money➀ The business of voiceover➀ How to sound and look great on camera➀ The different voiceover gigs available➀ How to get started in voiceover as a career
Laura is a former IT sales exec turned voiceover artist and on-camera actress, with credits in film, TV, commercials, and industrials.
đ‘đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐹𝐰On Camera Tips For busy Executives: http://bit.ly/3X1F5hHA list of all links mentioned:  https://www.lauradoman.com/blog/categories/resourcesWebsite: https://www.LauraDoman.comEmail: laura@lauradoman.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauradoman/
đ’đžđ«đŻđąđœđžđŹRequest or book a voice over: https://www.lauradoman.com/bookingGain on camera confidence: https://www.lauradoman.com/consults
đ…đ«đžđžđ›đąđžđŹ15 minute consult re: Gaining on Camera Confidence: https://www.lauradoman.com/consultsYouTube video series: On Camera Tips for Busy Execs: http://bit.ly/3X1F5hH10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Voice Actor (PDF): https://www.LauraDoman.comTop 10 Tips to Become More Comfortable & Effective on Camera (PDF): https://www.lauradoman.com/consultsResources to get you started in voice over: https://www.lauradoman.com/blog/categories/resources
đŽđ­đĄđžđ« đ«đžđŹđšđźđ«đœđžđŹ 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐞𝐝 đŸđšđ« 𝐭𝐡𝐹𝐬𝐞 đąđ§đ­đžđ«đžđŹđ­đžđ 𝐱𝐧 đ©đźđ«đŹđźđąđ§đ  𝐯𝐹𝐱𝐜𝐞 đšđŻđžđ«Voice Over Xtra: https://www.voiceoverxtra.com/Gravy For The Brain: https://usa.gravyforthebrain.com/VOpreneur (business/marketing advice): https://vopreneur.com/VO Boss (business/performance advice): https://www.voboss.com/Bodalgo: https://www.bodalgo.com/enVO Planet: https://www.voplanet.com/VO Atlanta (conference): https://www.voatlanta.me/
đ„đŹđ©đ«đžđŹđŹđš 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐬 𝐱𝐬 đ›đ«đšđźđ đĄđ­ 𝐭𝐹 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐹𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐳 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐏𝐄𝐗-đšđ›đ„đž.Enjoy these free resources from Joe.Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide.https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd.https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Monday Jan 23, 2023

In this episode we talk about➀ Escaping the 9-5 corporate career➀ Transferring the skills developed in corporate life to your business➀ The power of podcasting➀ Creating a positive input program
Julz Vitality started her career in a 9-5 corporate job because that’s what her parents taught her to do. So she started out in corporate, but realized she got bored quickly with each job. She soon left corporate to become a hair stylist, which was a lifelong dream. That was wonderful, but didn’t pay enough. 
She began looking for answer by listening to podcasts. Wanting to join the ranks of the people positively impacting others who are going through some challenges, whether it's emotional, mental, relationships, business she began Positive Impact Tv.
Today she invites experts to her live shows and magazine to share positive insights about life, business, and mindset.
đ‹đžđšđ«đ§ đŠđšđ«đž 𝐚𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭 đ‰đźđ„đł đ•đąđ­đšđ„đąđ­đČhttp://positiveimpact.tv/
đ„đŹđ©đ«đžđŹđŹđš 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐬 𝐱𝐬 đ›đ«đšđźđ đĄđ­ 𝐭𝐹 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐹𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐳 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐏𝐄𝐗-đšđ›đ„đž.Enjoy these free resources from Joe.Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide.https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd.https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

Monday Jan 16, 2023

In this episode we talk about:The digital nomad lifeFrom the hospitality industry to copywriting to agency ownerRetention MarketingThe joy in seeing the positive impact you are making.The time needed to build something solid and sustainable.When is it time to stop accumulating knowledge and start implementing?
𝐀𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭 𝐔𝐠𝐹 đđšđ„đžđŹđ­đ«đšđłđłđąUgo is the founder & CEO of Corbulo Star Media where he helps 6 & 7-figure eCommerce brands scale with email & SMS marketing. He is also is a digital nomad.Get in touch with Ugo from his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ugobalestrazzi/
đ„đŹđ©đ«đžđŹđŹđš 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐬 𝐱𝐬 đ›đ«đšđźđ đĄđ­ 𝐭𝐹 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐹𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐳 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐏𝐄𝐗-đšđ›đ„đž.Enjoy these free resources from Joe.Grow your business by speaking on podcasts free guide.https://snip.ly/Guest_SuccessFree resources and events to grow your business by standing out from the crowd.https://snip.ly/JoeMatz

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