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William Snoddy: From Solitary Confinement To Budding Entrepreneur

September 17, 2021

  Going to prison is a serious, at some points depressing, form of solitary confinement. It is commonly seen as a depressing community, and released inmates are usually discriminated against, if not entirely rejected by society. But in reality, prison time can provide the needed reinvention one truly needs. In this episode, new entrepreneur William Snoddy joins us to discuss his life leading up to and including his entrepreneurial journey. After going to prison several…

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How to Recognize Opportunities That Others Overlook With Yiannis Nikolopoulos

August 12, 2021

    In this episode, Yiannis Nikolopoulos joins us to discuss how he became an entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder of Clio Muse Tours, an Athens-based company that offers self-guided audio tours and virtual tours for museums across Europe. Yiannis describes how curiosity and humility enabled him and his partners to find the right product-market fit before going all in. And they pulled it off in the midst of the worst recession in modern Greek…

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John Kendale: How A Single Dad Turned An Everyday Problem Into An Opportunity

July 29, 2021

    Entrepreneur John Kendale joined us for an engaging conversation about his journey to become the inventor and owner of Toppy Toddler bibs. Listen in to hear about how John began his entrepreneurial journey with one simple idea, solving a problem any parent might face, a messy baby eating a meal. — Listen to the podcast here: Or, download and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts! iTunes Spotify Stitcher iHeart Radio Read the transcript…

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Ryann Halo: How A High School Dropout Became A Successful Entrepreneur

July 15, 2021

    Ryann Halo joins us to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. Hear her dig into surviving tragedy and trauma, overcoming it all to become a successful business owner of two award-winning salons. — Listen to the podcast here: Or, download and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts! iTunes Spotify Stitcher iHeart Radio Read the transcript below. Ryann Halo: How A High School Dropout Became A Successful Entrepreneur I’m speaking with Ryann DiBenedetto. What…

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Elias Ruiz: How A 6th Grade Science Teacher Became An Unlikely Entrepreneur

June 24, 2021

    Middle school teacher Elias Ruiz joined the podcast to talk about his journey from garage inventor to a successful business owner. Starting in his garage with a piece of plywood and empty 2-liter bottles, Elias has gone on to invent the Feather-Raft, a lightweight raft perfectly suited for a variety of outdoor water sports. The patented design was an iterative process to craft, and Elias shares an array of hurdles he had to…

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Entrepreneurship Is Not a Destination, It Is a Journey with Patrick Hughes

May 25, 2021

  Veteran and long-time entrepreneur Patrick L. Hughes Sr. joined us to discuss his life, the various businesses he has started, and his thoughts about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Throughout the conversation, Patrick shares his entrepreneurial roots growing up as the child of a sharecropper, his various companies and side hustles, all the way to his successful government consulting firm, Hughes Group LLC. Hughes is the winner of the National Minority…

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The Five-Dollar Startup with Melissa Weed

April 21, 2021

    Many people want to start their own businesses but end up hesitating because of a lack of funds. But a lot of entrepreneurs have proven that starting a self-funded business is still possible even without much capital. Our host Gary Schoeniger is joined by Melissa Weed, founder of Pittsburg, Kansas-based cleaning business Honey Does LLC.   During their conversation, Gary and Melissa unpacked her journey towards being an entrepreneur, her relationship with education…

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