Startup Princess is an international network committed to Empowering Women Entrepreneurs by offering resources for women in business to support, mentor, collaborate, learn from, and inspire one another. In 2006, after struggling to raise funding for an initial business venture, Kelly King Anderson recognized an important market niche existed for reliable resources educating women desiring to start and grow successful businesses, thus Startup Princess was developed (via their website.)
In this candid interview Allison Nazarian tells us her journey into business as a copywriter and what she has learned about getting clients, finding her sweet spot and being certified. She also shares what she has received from being on Twitter. She is the author of "Love Your Mess"
In this episode Del Williams talks to the CEO on leadership, his founding of Blinds.com and how he keeps his staff motivated.
CEO, Gini Dietrich of Arment-Dietrich talks to Delores about what she sees is happening between social media and public relations.
Del Williams speaks Ava Diamond, President of the Diamond Success Group, Ava is a sought-after speaker, consultant, facilitator, and seminar leader. Her programs are filled with practical information—people come away with the inspiration, motivation and tools they need to succeed. Ava is a featured author in Real World Management Strategies that Work, which features twelve of the nation’s top authorities on management and leadership. She is also the author of Great Quotes from Feisty Women, a book of inspirational quotations with insight and down-to-earth wisdom from Ava. She holds a Masters Degree in Management.
Del Williams sits down with Cameron Herold, the innovative business guy behind 1-800-Got-Junk, and talks to him about his new venture, backpackcoo.com and what he thinks business owners need to work on to be competitive in this day and age.
Trey Pennington tells us the importance of telling our stories, our reasons why we do what we do to our customers. People buy from people they know, like and trust, this comes from the stories, not just the features and benefits of the product or story. Your story is unique, so tell it.
The expert on Internet business has joined Del in this great interview. The bestselling author is NOT just a writer, but a real business man. In other words, he knows how to do business online and has done so since 1995. You can see his work at joelcomm.com
Founder and owner of myvirtualpartner.com, Deborah helps online business owners with all their tech stuff like building websites, shopping carts, and more. In this interview Deborah talks about the types of virtual assistants, where to look for them, and why a business owner needs one.
Marsha Collier is one of the foremost eBay experts and educators in the world. With over 1 million copies of her books in print (with special editions for the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia - and an edition in Spanish), she is the top selling eBay author. Among her books, eBay For Dummies is the best selling book for eBay beginners while her eBay Business All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the best selling title on operating an eBay business. Marsha also shares her eBay business expertise in streaming video at Entrepreneur.com’s “Entrepreneur’s Coaches Corner”; and is Entrepreneur.com’s online eBay columnist.
Along with her writing, Marsha is also an experienced eBay educator. She was one of the original eBay University instructors as well as a regular presenter at eBay Live. Marsha also hosted Make Your Fortune Online, a PBS special on eBay and online business that premiered in 2005. The show was the basis for her PBS premium five DVD set, Your Online Business Plan. She makes regular appearances on television, radio, and in print to discuss eBay commerce.
Did you know that the average LinkedIn user has an income of over $100,000 a year? Can you imagine what it could it do for your business to be rubbing shoulders with these people?
Viveka Von Rosen is a top expert on the subject of LinkedIn. She has well over 11,000 contacts on her personal LinkedIn account, which in terms of LinkedIn is just huge! She trains others on how to get a big, responsive LinkedIn network too. Listen to this interview where she reveals some of her best strategies for using LinkedIn to grow your business!
Check out Viveka over at her site http://linkedintobusiness.com
During this show Del and Dondi discuss mentoring and its importance for shaping life and business.
Dondi Scumaci is an international speaker, author and expert in professional and personal development. Known for high energy seminars that produce dramatic results, Scumaci’s workshops are designed to deliver solid, actionable disciplines for employees and executives alike. Her best-selling book Designed for Success: The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace empowers women to be more effective, successful and satisfied at work.
During this interview Del and Dondi discuss mentoring, what it is and how to find one. Listeners can download a free chapter from "Career Moves" on her website
If there’s living proof that women can have it all – and then some – it’s Carla Young. Founder and CEO, Carla takes pride in her role as a wife, mother and businesswoman, and finding that enviable balance.
Carla rejected the old model of women trying compete with men and to “do it all” as an unhealthy and unsustainable way to do business. Instead, she built her copywriting agency on a virtual, work-from-home model, leveraging her time with the help of a talented support team and the right blend of technology and marketing savvy.
After constantly being approached by other Moms who wanted to do the same, Carla saw a need to build a resource community for other Moms. Currently in development, MOMeo Community.com is that resource community that supports Mompreneurs in achieving success on their terms.
Sarah Robinson discusses her blog and tribe at www.escaping-mediocrity.com and her first live event, creating irresistible presence.
Del Williams, Carla Young and Reese Spykerman have a no holds barred discussion on women, weight, and the double standard. Obesity is a problem, but what about the ones trying to fit into a double zero. The two extremes, with both effecting the health of women.
Del Williams interviews communications specialist Felicia Slattery about her new book, the three "c's" of communication, speeches, and much more.
Felicia Slattery is a communication consultant, speaker, and coach specializing in training busy professionals to succeed by communicating effectively with clients and prospects. She teaches teleseminars, leads workshops, and offers private coaching to individual clients on improving their communication skills in order to present their best image.
Having taught communication skills all over Chicagoland for more than 10 years, Felicia describes herself as a communication "generalist," meaning that she has expertise in teaching all forms of communication including interpersonal, public speaking, persuasion, business communication, interviewing, research, male-female communication--- you name it she's probably taught it—and she loves teaching!
A published author and popular public speaker, Felicia began her consulting and coaching business in early 2006 when she decided it was time to take the communication skills she'd been teaching for years and offer that same knowledge to people outside the classroom. She holds two Master's Degrees: one in Adult Education and Training and another in Communication. In her business, she teaches small business owners, sales professionals and corporate professionals powerful communication skills they need to succeed at work and enjoy happy and fulfilled personal lives.
Del Williams talks to Mollie Marti who is a sports and performance psychologist, author, and speaker. This woman is passionate about helping others get the most out of their life and she walks her talk! She is founder of BestLifeDesign.com, a free e-magazine and support community for people ready to live bigger and better lives. This premier life design resource provides tools, advice, and inspiration in all areas of life design, including health, fitness, relationships, finances, career, spirituality, and success.
Mollie is a successful entrepreneur, lawyer and performance coach. She has a prestigious list of coaching clients, including Olympians and multi-millionaire entrepreneurs. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Department of Psychology and is widely published in academic journals.
As a business success author and expert, Mollie is a popular trainer and speaker. She is co-author of The 12 Factors of Business Success (Wiley, 2008), a best selling book on discovering, developing and leveraging your strengths. She also is co-author of Selling: Powerful New Strategies for Sales Success (Network 3000, 2008) where she provides cutting edge advice on value-based living and selling, success rituals, sales strategies, and managing your time and energy for optimal performance.
Del Williams talks with noted psychotherapist, Dr. Jennifer Howard about the mindset of entrepreneurs, and how it either helps or hurts them. The two discuss how to deal with overwhelm and getting off the Jones trail.
Jennifer Howard, Ph.D. is an internationally known licensed psychotherapist, Integrated Kabbalistic Healer®, Integrated Energy Healer, life coach, author and professional speaker. She is a co-founder of the Healing Path Center and maintains a private practice with offices in New York City and Huntington, L.I., New York, as well as an extensive phone practice. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Howard brings together her more than 20 years of experience, extensive training and expertise in mind-body psychology, meditation, and a variety of the healing arts. She has been a faculty member of the graduate studies program of A Society of Souls and is currently a supervisor.
Dr. Howard has been frequently seen as an expert and featured guest on national television shows including, The Maury Povich Show, Turning Point, America’s Talking, Rolanda, Charles Perez, Les Brown and others.
Having your own business is about more than just making money. It's about
Family, and enjoying as much time as you want with them. It's about
Business, and working on your own schedule each and every day to achieve
real and profitable results. And it's about achieving Success, not just in
business but REAL success in all areas of your life.
These 3 pillars are THE guiding principles upon which Lee and Robin have
built their version of the “ideal lifestyle”. This focus combined with a
finely honed “do it once get paid forever” SYSTEMS approach to business, has
been the roadmap that they share with their clients to help them achieve a
harmony in their lives.
Lee and Robin developed their SYSTEMS approach to business from spending 10
years serving in the US Air Force, and then refined these strategies in
6-figure corporate careers where they have each led global teams to
mega-success by adding millions to the company’s annual revenue.
Although working with “corporate America” was financially rewarding, in
early 2001 Lee and Robin changed their business direction to focus on the
small to medium size business owner: those who have embraced the
Entrepreneur mindset and lifestyle. This allowed them to realize their dream
of a more personalized venue to teach and assist the modern day “rebel
community” by sharing mega-successful “corporate” techniques with
Lee and Robin’s Hybrid Marketing™ strategies and guidance are directly
responsible for their client’s growth and success in over 23 different
markets including: photography studios, restaurants, landscapers,
deck-builders, tattoo shops, publishers, information marketers, stress
management solutions and many more.
As top promoters, affiliate managers and business strategists, Lee and Robin
Collins have succeeded “behind the scenes” and have published a number of
books, articles, eBooks, and reports; as well as having created their own
line of products on various online and offline business models, Hybrid
Marketing™ and associated time-proven, profit-certain techniques.
By sharing their proven strategies and techniques through their complete
line of products and their incredibly successful public speaking
engagements, Lee and Robin strive to show everyone that you can achieve
whatever you dream and find the balance of Family and Business to create
Sarah Robinson, aka The Maverick Mom, is a seasoned coach and business strategist who helps mompreneurs walk the tightrope of being extraordinary moms and extraordinary businesswomen. A mompreneur herself for more than 6 years (and an entrepreneur for even longer), she has her finger on the pulse of the challenges, questions and concerns faced by both new and seasoned mompreneurs. Her expertise in personal and business change was developed through many years of working with and providing coaching to other entrepreneurs and start-up non-profits, where she honed her ability to “turn around” thousands of struggling individuals and organizations.
Gini is the founder and chief executive officer of Arment Dietrich, Inc., a boutique communication firm based in Chicago. With top-notch services focused on internal and external communication, executive coaching, and social media/networking, Gini leads a team of professionals who deliver personalized services, share her results-driven passion, and understand how to best affect clients’ businesses. Gini is not only a communication professional, but also a business owner who understands how results affect the bottom line and year-over-year growth. She has taken this dual expertise and translated it to using online media to network, develop new business, and grow the company. The firm more than doubled in 2008 and more than 70 percent of that growth came from social networking.
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media, Lesonsky was Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Rieva has been covering America's entrepreneurs for more than 26 years.
Lesonsky has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and numerous local and national television programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business News, The Martha Stewart show and Oprah and can regularly be seen on MSNBC's Your Business. Lesonsky wrote the bestselling book Start Your Own Business, currently in its 4th edition, and has co-authored several other books about small business and entrepreneurship.
Many organizations have recognized Lesonsky for her tireless devotion to helping entrepreneurs. She served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years, and was honored by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive "the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education." The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award.
Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero founded Red Hot Copy (www.redhotcopy.com) in 1999 in an effort to work anywhere, raise her family, and still make a good living. Her background in journalism and acting prepared her for the competitive nature of copywriting.
Lorrie’s words have sold products in a variety of industries including mompreneurs, professional speaking, the seminar business, hypnosis, health & fitness, nutritional supplements, biz op, and entrepreneurial services. After working closely with clients like motivational speaker Les Brown, Alexandria Brown, David Neagle, Loral Langemeier, MaryPat Kavanagh, Alex Mandossian, and Mark Victor Hansen, among many others, Lorrie now focuses her passion on educating entrepreneurs and copywriters how to get the job done the RIGHT way.
She is a frequent guest speaker (both on stage and in teleseminars). Lorrie has written two award-winning home study courses, conducts a world-famous virtual copywriting training on how to sell to women called the She Factor Copywriting Bootcamp, holds live workshops, and is authoring the original book, The She Factor based on her own The She Factor Marketing System. She is a direct descendent of Ralph Waldo Emerson but swears their writing styles are completely different.
Lorrie is dedicated to teaching the world it is possible to shift from the hype-filled sales copy to a more modern version…copy written with authenticity, trust, and rapport.
“Real solutions are critical because I face a lot of problems. All moms work whether they get paid or not, and we need all the help we can get,” says kathy ireland, who began her career as a four year old designer, selling painted rocks from her wagon. kathy became a supermodel who morphed into someone the Associated Press calls “a best friend to working mothers.”
A wife, mother, Sunday school teacher, Chief Designer and CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide® (KIWW®), kathy’s mission is “… finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.” kathy balances her responsibilities while leading the brand, Forbes, Newsweek and Wall Street Journal acknowledge as a $1.4 billion design empire. Women’s Wear Daily recognizes KIWW® as America’s 7th most popular in its category, House Beautiful celebrates KIWW® as one of the 25 “Great Furniture Collections” in America. KIWW® is the 23rd Most Powerful Licensed Brand in the world, according to License Global Magazine. This ranking surpasses Liz Claiborne, Tommy Bahama and Polo Ralph Lauren.
The genesis of KIWW® occurred in 1993 when founder kathy ireland brought her unique perspectives to American women with a collection of designer socks with Moretz Sports. Today, kathy in concert with her Brand Partners designs more than 15,000 collaboratively designed SKUS in furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories, window treatments, home office and entertainment, leather and microfiber, top of bed, bedding, candles, permanent florals, hand painted fine porcelain, decorative shelving, outdoor furniture, cabinetry, jewelry, apparel, skincare and fresh cut flowers are sold throughout the United States and in over 28 countries.
kathy is named Mother of the Year by the National Mothers Day Association. Because of kathy’s accomplishments in the world of design and business, American InterContinental University’s School of Design conferred upon her a Master of Fine Arts degree. Her design talents are celebrated by Architectural Digest, Furniture Today and Fairchild Publications names kathy one of the 50 Most Influential People in Fashion. To date, KIWW® has earned five Good Housekeeping Seals.
Even with kathy’s responsibilities caring for her family, designing, authoring books and giving motivational speeches, she actively works with various non-profits. According to UCLA she is one of the Top 10 Women’s Health Advocates in America. kathy is Ambassador for Youth for the National PTA and National Chair of Family Services and Parenting for Athletes and Entertainers for Kids. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “The education and development of our youth is our most vital responsibility. Since 1990, Kathy Ireland has provided support to the single mothers facing the challenges of teen pregnancy. I applaud her efforts to keep youth on a positive track. Please accept my best wishes for every future success.” She is active in the Special Olympics, and each holiday season, kathy partners with Feed The Children and underwrites the distribution of food, clothing and toys to children in need across the nation. kathy speaks annually at the United Nations to the Youth Assembly and is a Board member of the Alliance for Christian Education. kathy is a leading advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through her efforts with the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation.
kathy is a pioneer in bringing this country its first and only national wish-granting organization for terminally ill adults, the Dream Foundation. As Dream Ambassador, kathy represents the Dream Foundation to corporations, helping to strengthen and build the resources necessary to make dreams come true for families.
Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, kathy was discovered by a scout from Elite Modeling Agency and by age 17, was traveling the world as a fashion model. She soon reached “supermodel” fame, appearing on covers of countless magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Sports Illustrated. She is the author of Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity, Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that will Change Your Life, as well as three children’s books, What Mommies Do, An Angel Called Hope and Mona’s Favorite Words.
Although kathy is not fluent in Spanish, it is important for her to communicate with the millions of moms she serves who are bilingual and the result of this special relationship is that Autenticas Soluciones Para Madres Atareadas, will publish concurrently with the English version. An audio book featuring insights from ACafe by Chef Andre and JduJ Cultivated b y Nicholas Walker is also available.
kathy lives in Southern California with her husband Greg, an emergency room physician and commercial fisherman with their three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe.
Jane Pak currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA). Ms Pak is responsible for the development, oversight, implementation, communication and evaluation of all strategies and activities related to the day-to-day administration of the organization. NAWBO-LA is one of the largest and most dynamic of the 83 nationwide chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners, NAWBO-LA represents the interests of an estimated 543,000-plus privately held, 50% or more women-owned firms in the greater Los Angeles region, employing over 692,000 people and generating nearly $125 billion in sales.
Prior to joining NAWBO-LA, Ms. Pak spent over 10 years in various capacities in the public and private sectors. Best known as a solutions strategist, she spent nearly 4 years as a consultant specializing in brand and business development strategies around global citizenship profiles. Prior to private practice, Ms. Pak served as the youngest Asian-American Presidential Appointee to serve the U.S. Small Business Administration. As Director of External Affairs, she created and implemented national strategic alliances with major national and regional business trade associations delivering sound and measurable directives for robust agency engagement with key business and community stakeholders. With the 43rd Administration, Ms. Pak served as a liaison to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans; a Presidential Advisory Board and later as an advisory council member to the Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee (REAC) to the U.S. Census Bureau. During her tenure, more Asian Americans were appointed by the President to serve the 43rd Administration than all past Presidential Administrations combined.
Leading up to her service in Washington, DC, Ms. Pak served in various State and Local Government capacities. An alumni of Florida State University, Ms. Pak began her career in Tallahassee, Florida where she holds the distinction of being the first and youngest Asian American to serve an elected official in both Houses of the Florida Legislature, first as Senior Legislative Aide to Former House Representative James Tullis and later as Chief of Staff for Former State Senator and Chairman of the Democratic Black Caucus, Daryl Jones. She later went on to spearhead the $100 million federal appropriations package for Miami Dade County, under the leadership of former County Mayor Alex Penelas.
Ms. Pak is an ardent personal supporter of philanthropic causes including the Broad Stage, the LA Philharmonic, Avon Walk, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Big Brothers Big Sisters and First Tee.