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Entrepreneurs! Cycling! Victory!

June 6, 2014

mglauserMike Glauser is an entrepreneurship guru with years of experience, education and chutzpa. He teaches at Utah State and is heading up a tour across America to discover what works in start-up businesses. Check out their mission and their tour at http://www.mynewenterprise.com/ and kick up their Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1140205981/my-new-enterprise-tour-2014

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Jeff Lin: More than a Rock Star

May 3, 20140 Comments

We love Harvey Danger, but we also love hearing about successful entrepreneurs. Jeff Lin was a successful rock star and now is Cofounder and President of Captricity, a software company that creates products that allow anyone to turn paper-based data into structured electronic data. This venture won “Best Technology” Launch 1.0 in March of 2012. Here is the rebroadcast of our talk, continued.

http://captricity.com/    http://www.harveydanger.com/

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Remember Harvey Danger?

April 25, 20140 Comments

We spoke with Jeff Lin, rocker and creator of Harvey Danger 16 months ago. We’ve brought his talk back again because his wisdom on creativity is awesome and we think he’s worth a second listen. Here is our rebroadcast of the first half of our talk. Enjoy.

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Jay Forte’s Greatness Zone

April 4, 20140 Comments

Jay Forte is a Greatness Coach, author and speaker. He uses his speaking and writing to inspire others to discover their unique abilities (their greatness) then to find applications to bring that greatness into the world. He works with teens, young adults and others who are looking to discover their fit in life – to connect their “greatest joy with the world’s greatest needs.” His tools, blogs, coaching, programs and books can be found at www.TheGreatnessZone.com.

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The Value of Kirk Bowman

March 8, 20140 Comments

Kirk Bowman is a software guy and an entrepreneur. His software company was clicking along and then he discovered value pricing. His service level and profits rose and his customers are happier. He then founded Art of Value to help others improve their businesses. What is value pricing? Kirk explains it all in this episode.

http://artofvalue.com/

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Mel Nelson loves coffee

January 24, 20140 Comments

Melanie Nelson and her husband, Andy own 5 Sparrows, a company dedicated to coffee. For the Nelsons, coffee is as much a way of life as an occupation. For eight years, they owned and operated a specialty espresso business on the beautiful west shore of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. They evolved into devoted baristas and found great pleasure in working with ther hearts, ther minds and ther hands as a means to connect with people.   It was out of this earnest dedication that 5 Sparrows was born.

http://www.5sparrowsbrand.com/

 

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Jeff Gitterman: Beyond Success

January 10, 20140 Comments

Jeffrey Gitterman is a speaker and financial expert living in New Jersey. Jeff talks about how he was inspired to write his book “Beyond Success” and how he is trying to help people be their best by redefining wealth. Jeff founded his financial company, Gitterman & Assoc Wealth Management and his coaching company, Beyond Success Consulting to help bring change Wall Street. His four pillars will make you think.

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Raegan Payne is Back!

December 27, 20130 Comments

Storyteller Raegan Payne returns to The Trailer to update us on her creative life: writing copy for companies, children’s novels, plays and writing up her volunteer efforts on thegoodmuse.com.  She is one of our contemporary heroines, volunteering for 100 causes and blogging about it to show others how easy it is to help others. Raegan takes the arts to another level with goals that are admirable. We have no doubt that she will attain them.She’s a multi-talented and redheaded powerhouse who we absolutely adore and we can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Cooking the Web with Babette Pepaj

December 20, 20130 Comments

Babette Pepaj is a multimedia producer with more than a decade of experience creating trend-setting network television programming. Babette launched multi-Webby honored BakeSpace.com in 2006 as the Web’s first food social network. She then democratized cookbook publishing with CookbookCafe.com – the first DIY platform that lets anyone publish and sell a cookbook as an ebook and iPad app. She also created the traveling TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference. She shares her secrets to success with us here on the Trailer Talks!

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Sustainability Leader Jay Friedlander

November 29, 20130 Comments

Jay Friedlander is the founder of the Sustainable Business Program and the inaugural Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. College of the Atlantic has been cited by the Princeton Review, the Sustainable Endowment Institute, Fast Company, The New York Times and others as a leader in sustainability. We talk about his Peace Corps beginnings, business background and what he thinks are the most important skills for college students to learn.

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Entrepreneurial Expert James Spencer

November 23, 20130 Comments

James Spencer is an entrepreneurial expert and Director of the Rensselaer Technology Park and the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem – RPI’s Distributed Incubation Program in Troy, NY. They’re holding a great event December 5th for entrepreneurs and innovators around the world and you can get in on it. Check out http://rpihub.org/business-opportunities-to-success-summit-home/ for more information!

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Justin Johnson is an Indie Machine!

October 18, 20130 Comments

The Trailer Talks interviews Justin Johnson, one half of The Indie Machines along with Erik Beck, a dynamic duo who produce amazing vigniettes for the YouTube audience and for YouTube creators. Check out their super-heroism and Justin’s story!

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Monica Wofford Knows Leadership

October 3, 20130 Comments

Monica Wofford is an entrepreneur, leader, trainer and CEO of Contagious Companies. Her leadership training has seen proven results at many US and internationally-based companies and she gets rave reviews for her speaking engagements. She is the author of four must-read books for managers: Contagious Leadership, Contagious Quotations, What Does Leadership Take? and Make Difficult People Disappear. Listen to her story here and check out her free training on iTunes: Monday Morning Moments with Monica. She was a delight to talk to!

http://www.contagiouscompanies.com/

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Todd Henry: Die Empty

September 27, 20130 Comments

Todd Henry, author of two books and podcaster on The Accidental Creative where he gives advice that helps creative people do their best work. He is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance. Here, he talks about his journey and gives us a glimpse into his new book, Die Empty.

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Michael Grandinetti is Magic!

September 7, 20130 Comments

Magician Michael Grandinetti takes the stage on the Trailer Talks via Skype, talking about his first performance at 5 years old through all the details of what it takes to be an illusionist.

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Outtakes!

August 31, 20130 Comments

Sometimes we get to reminiscing and go through all of the old footage. This time we realized that we deleted the last outtakes reel, so we decided to make another one. Here it is, kids. Be warned: this episode contains adult language.

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Steve Olsher Talks About Reinvention

August 9, 20130 Comments

Steve Olsher is America’s Reinvention Expert and has taught thousands how to NICHETIZE!™ (nitch a tize) by identifying and monetizing their WHAT — that is, the ONE thing they were born to do. This is his story of how he got to where he is, author of three acclaimed books, master of Internet Prophets and really nice guy.

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Brian Hepp’s Salt Company

August 3, 20130 Comments

Brian Hepp started in medical sales, but he always knew he would be his own boss. Here he tells the story of his transition, his beginnings and why he chose to sell salt. (Also, get some of his truffle salt from his website, heppssalt.com or Sur la Table. It’s so amazing on eggs, you’ll think you’re in heaven.)

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Richard Laver and Kate Farms

July 20, 20130 Comments

Richard Laver, tennis pro tuned entrepreneur started his company, Kate Farms in a blender in his kitchen to help his young daughter. Add a few years, some struggle, and a few more products and you get a winning formula that also includes love, family and a thriving little girl. Richard has big plans to help people and has great advice for anyone starting a business.

http://www.katefarms.com

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The Continued Conversation with Matt Kelly

June 28, 2013

Matt Kelly is a social media and digital marketer and author with a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University. He recently wrote The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Outsourcing With Confidence, a simple guide which covers the best practice strategies that aspiring entrepreneurs can apply immediately. He and Dave Thompson host the Living Outrageously podcast (the LOP) and he has a YouTube show called “The Entrepreneur’s Guide To.” He is currently playing with the Monkey Inferno group in San Francisco, California and is still Living Outrageously.

http://www.mattkelly.com.au/    http://www.livingoutrageously.com/

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Matt Kelly: Still Living Outrageously!

June 21, 20130 Comments

We had Matt Kelly and Dave Thompson of the Living Outrageously podcast in the Trailer via Skype last year. This week, we have Matt Kelly here in person, talking about what’s new in his creative life, from moving to San Francisco to playing in the US tech sector. Outrageous fun!

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From Poker to Flowers…David Daneshgar

June 7, 20130 Comments

David Daneshgar  of BloomNation.com met us in one of his florists’ locations: My Beverly Hills Florist. The smell and beauty there was amazing and the explanation of how someone goes from World Poker Champ to Floral Entrepreneur was equally as stunning. Here’s David’s story…

 

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Entrepreneur Ben Keene

April 12, 20130 Comments

Ben Keene founded Tribewanted, a very unique, member-driven, ecotourism group that creates sustainable communities throughout the world. He tells the story of the business this week. He’ll be back next week to talk about his personal journey.

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