Stephanie Sammons is Founder and CEO of WiredAdvisor.com, a digital leadership platform that is primarily focused on the financial services industry and professional services. Stephanie also consults on how to excel at digital leadership, building online influence and trust, and growing digital equity in the age of social media.
Gary is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert. From a young age, it was clear that Gary was a businessman. At 8-years-old he was operating seven lemonade stands in his neighborhood and by 10 he had moved onto selling baseball cards at local malls.
Woody Woodward dropped out of high school at 16, was a millionaire at 26, and was broke by 27. Within five years of being nearly bankrupt, he built a $30 million company. Listen as he tells you his story.
Alright, Fire Nation! Welcome to another Weekend Jam Session where you ask, I answer to the best of my abilities, and where I can’t, I bring in experts from the outside to answer your questions. We’re going to start this show off a little different. I’m going to call it The Best Review Segment. Now, if you really enjoy EntrepreneurOnFire, it warms my heart when you go and you leave a 5 star rating and review in iTunes. It really helps with the exposure of the show. It helps EntrepreneurOnFire continue to climb the rankings in iTunes. So it really means a lot to me, Fire Nation. Every now and then, I just get an insanely fun or different review, so I’m going to start sharing those on the Weekend Jam Session.
Fire Nation, welcome to another Weekend Jam Session. I hope you’re gearing up or gearing down for the holidays, whichever you prefer, and that you’re just really excited to wind down 2012 and then just ignite into 2013. I sent out an email to my treasured Fire Nation subscribers the other day with this question – what do you think is keeping you from starting/stopping/finishing and/or scrapping? And I just left it at that. I really just wanted people to hit the reply button and come back with the first sentence that came to mind. I asked for one sentence, and Fire Nation, you replied in droves. I have a ton of great responses, and I’ve picked out some of my favorites to run through right now.
Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora. They came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they became full-time urban mushroom farmers and Back to the Roots was born!
PJ Jonas is married and homeschools her eight kids. In 2008 she began a goat milk soap business with her family. That business, Goat Milk Stuff, now distributes soap world wide and has been featured on the TODAY show and in the Oprah Magazine. PJ has a passion for helping busy moms and reaches out with her podcast, facebook page, blog, and tweets. Running her business and taking care of her family keeps her very, very busy. And she loves it.
Dan Miller is the President of 48 Days LLC, which specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions.
Jim loves design, user experience, Facebook development, and problem solving. He uses those skills everyday as the CEO for ShortStack.com. With ShortStack you can create custom Facebook Pages, easily add contests, sweepstakes, video, custom forms, and more. ShortStack is used in over 184 countries worldwide and serves more than 450 million fans on Facebook.
Nathalie Lussier found success as the Raw Foods Witch, where she teaches people about the benefits of raw foods. She has since used her tech, design, and marketing skills to create Natalie Lussier Media where she helps small online businesses get off the ground.