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209: Billy Bross—How To Capitalize On The Online Courses Gold Mine

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to market and grow your own online course!

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Billy Bross, a business coach and consultant who specializes in marketing online courses. Billy helps people create and market online courses so they can share their great ideas with others — and earn a living doing it. A true entrepreneur, he left a promising career in the renewable energy industry to grow an online academy for home beer brewers. Other course creators started asking Billy for help, and he has now sold online courses in over 50 different niches, generating millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. During our podcast you will learn how he did it and how you might be able to as well. Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, business innovation, advisors for entrepreneurs

195: Cal Halvorsen—Post-Coronavirus: What If You Can’t Retire Now?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 5, 2020 4:05:39 PM

Hear how to re-think retirement during the pandemic

During this coronavirus crisis, there is a vital need to recognize the humanity in the numbers. Remember, each statistic represents a real person. I invited Cal Halvorsen to join us again to talk about his perspectives on the next stage of life for older adults. (We first interviewed him in September, 2018 which you can listen to here.) In today's podcast, we talk about the abrupt changes this pandemic has created for seniors. And after it finally flattens and fades, how can we ensure that they can live safely and think about retirement, again? Much to learn here.Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, retirement

132: Monica Sha—Work Less, Earn More!

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Monica Sha tells us how to build and grow a successful business!

Listen to Monica Sha tell you about a challenge we all face, whether we are in business for ourselves or consulting to help others grow theirs. The Challenge: Most entrepreneurs work twice as hard as they need to and make half as much as they could. In today’s podcast, Monica and I talk about how to change that for you. Want to start working less and earning more? Even take time off? Don't miss this fascinating conversation—it might just change your life!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

115: Elaine Sutton—Applying The Power Of Project Management To At-Risk Youth

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Elaine Sutton shares how she helps young people manage their lives like a project!  

Elaine Sutton and I met at the HER Summit (Helping Entrepreneurs Rise), the inaugural event of The Simon Initiative, held at the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis. What I love about Elaine is her entrepreneurial spirit. (You know we love entrepreneurs!) Using her experiences and expertise to help young people grow into successful adults, she focuses on the power of Project Management because she sees how young people need a process to manage their lives as if it was a project. A great person making a real difference. Take a listen! 

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs

095: Cal Halvorsen—A Whole New Way to Grow Old and Have Fun

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Cal Halvorsen talks about getting the most out of every year of your life!

Our podcast today is all about how to live successfully well into your elder years—whether you plan on living to be 100+ or just want to see life differently, whatever your age. My guest today is Dr. Cal J. Halvorsen, an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and an inaugural member of the Encore Public Voices Fellowship. This past May, Cal graduated with his PhD from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Andy and I are very involved in Wash U and therefore very interested in Cal and his research. He's seeing that the years between 50 and 90 have become an entirely new phase in life where you can re-invent yourself and do things you might never have thought about before. So open your mind, listen and learn!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, behavior change

094: Matt Miller: Is Each Conversation a Possible Moment for You to Find Your Destiny?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Matt Miller talks about his "a-ha" moment!

In this podcast, I have the pleasure of sharing with you Matt Miller: entrepreneur, imaginative problem solver, creative innovator. You'll be amazed at what he “saw” and how he converted his observations into terrific innovations—and you know how much we like to share these kinds of stories. After nine years in the Air Force as a pilot, Mike shifted to the medical device and advertising industries. But, he always wanted to be his own boss. Wait 'til you hear how he did it!

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Topics: Blue Ocean, Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies, Blue Ocean Strategy, business innovation

093: Betty Ng—Finding Success By Helping Others Succeed

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Betty Ng talks about the power of helping people achieve great things!

I recently had a wonderful conversation with Betty Ng that I am anxious to share with you. In April of this year, Betty published an amazing book with her mother, Po-Ling Ng, called "PO-LING POWER: Propelling Yourself and Others to Success."  Widowed at an early age, Po-Ling had to raise her four children with wit and grit. The book and our interview both focus on the inspiring lives of these two incredible women who have risen above their challenging circumstances to make positive, lasting impacts on the lives of others. This podcast is really special. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women in business, women entrepreneurs

090: Theresa Carrington—Transforming Impoverished Artisans Into Entrepreneurs

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Theresa Carrington shares how she helps shift artisans from poverty to prosperity!

Once in a while, I get to interview someone who is not only doing great things in the business world but also in the human world. That would be Theresa Carrington, founder of the non-profit Ten By Three (formerly The Blessing Basket Project), a social entrepreneurship program that is both profitable and a way out of poverty for thousands around the world. Ending poverty sustainably is something even the World Bank has not been able to solve, but Theresa is well on her way to doing just that. If you want to smile while hearing an amazing startup story, listen in.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, innovation, business model innovation

086: Nigel Parker—How To Turn A Great Idea Into A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Nigel Parker teaches us how to move from concept to creating a business!

What's the secret to business success? Identifying a need, then coming up with an innovative solution that answers that need (that no one else has thought of yet). That's exactly what my guest today, Nigel Parker, did. Nigel's cousin Colleen, a neonatal nurse, realized that there was a way to heal bed sores by circulating air over the wounds. Nigel used his engineering background to found RashEndZ™ Inc., the maker of REZair™, a brand of skin aeration devices for incontinent garments that maintain optimum skin health. If you're an entrepreneur with a great idea you want to get off the ground, don't miss this chance to learn from someone who's done it! Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies, business innovation, technological innovation

074: Rod Robertson—Winning at Entrepreneurship

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Rod Robertson teaches us how to creatively position and then successfully sell your business! 

Are you an entrepreneur? Is your dream to start, grow, and then sell your own business? If so, you're going to love this podcast with Rod Robertson, Managing Partner and Founder of Briggs Capital. In our conversation and in his powerhouse book, Winning at Entrepreneurship: Insider Tips on Buying, Building, and Selling your own Business," Rod shares his success secrets for maximizing value for business owners when they decide to sell their companies. Enjoy!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, business innovation, business leadership

041: Andi Simon—Women Entrepreneurs Changing Corporate Cultures

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how women are successfully leading businesses in new ways!

To coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day (Nov. 19th), today I want to talk about how women entrepreneurs and female CEOs are quickly and substantially changing the workplace, building great success stories you can learn from. As you know, I launched this On the Brink Podcast to help listeners see things with fresh eyes. Along those lines, at SAMC we have been researching women business leaders in order to better understand how they are changing business culture for the better. Take a listenI know you'll learn a lot!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs

033: Ask Andi series—Finding and Keeping Great Employees

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to my podcast about how to adapt to today's changing workforce!

Today, there are 6 million jobs in the U.S. going unfilled, 1 million of then in IT. Demand is high but finding qualified people is a real challenge for employers. Why? And what can businesses do to attract and retain talented workers? Good news! Real solutions are out there, which I discuss in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every month. Listen in!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Culture, freelancing

019: Ask Andi series—See, Feel and Think In New Ways

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Sixth episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 6th episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I explain how to “see, feel and think” about the needs (and unmet needs) of your customers and non-customers so you can powerfully capitalize on the business opportunities that are often all around you.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

018: Mikki Williams—Be Outrageous, It's The Only Place That Isn't Crowded™

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


When I finished interviewing Mikki, I was ready to sign up for her speaking classes, and I do 50 speeches and workshops each year. This Speaker Hall of Famer is an executive speech coach, international speaker, author, radio and TV personality and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Listen in and see why she will inspire you to find your voice and speak with your outrageous you!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

017: Ask Andi series—How Anthropology Helps People See Things With Fresh Eyes

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Fifth episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 5th episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I talk about how the tools and methods of anthropology can help companies make necessary changes so they can successfully adapt to changing times.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

015: Ask Andi series—Blue Ocean Strategy®

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Fourth episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 4th episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I talk about Blue Ocean Strategy and the 5 best tools you can use to find your Blue Ocean (uncontested market space) in a field filled with lots of bloody competition.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

013: Ask Andi series: Change Can Be Hard

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Third episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 3rd episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In this episode, I talk about the importance of company culture, how to anticipate and then adapt to the changing workplace of the future, and the pain associated with dealing with change.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

012: "Yacht Racing" Your Company to Success with Bob Roitblat

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Bob Roitblat's passion is helping business owners succeed. This fervor, combined with years of practical experience, is what makes Bob such an outstanding mentor to his clients, showing them how to develop a goal-focused mentality and the competitive skills they need to achieve long-term success. In addition, Bob helps mold them into great leaders whom people admire and follow.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Culture

011: Ask Andi series: Live it Well

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Second episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 2nd episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I talk about blending your work and your life so that you can accomplish great things AND have a great time doing it.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture

010: Andy Simon—Confessions of a Successful Entrepreneur

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Andy Simon is married to your host Andi Simon. We often go by Mr. Andy and Mrs. Andi to make it easier for you. We don't want you to feel confused. Andy, a serial entrepreneur, became a partner in our consulting firm, Simon Associates Management Consultants, six years ago after building his last company, Questar Assessment Instruments, into the 5th largest company in the K-12 summative assessment industry. Now, Andy has a 6-Step Process for Entrepreneurs that we have developed to help them, and you really turn that idea into a great business. 

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Topics: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Culture

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