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Innovations and Breakthroughs

This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.


Why Protecting Online Content is Essential With Heather Pearce Campbell
Heather Pearce Campbell is an attorney and legal coach for online entrepreneurs. She is the Founder of Pearce Law and The Legal Website Warrior. Heather offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their brand by providing the legal support and education they need to protect their online content and programs. She is also the host of the Guts, Grit and Great Business podcast. In this episode… Are you an entrepreneur who conducts business online? Is your business protected with proper documentation in case legal action is required?  Heather Pearce Campbell saw a need for legal representation among growing e-commerce business owners and created a program that ensures businesses have proper legal documentation that protects their products and services. Her mission is to aid entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, protect their online courses and programs, and establish better relationships with their clients.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Heather Pearce Campbell, the Founder of Pearce Law and The Legal Website Warrior, to talk about protecting online content. Heather explains how she built her business based on relationships, what content creators can do to protect their online content, and how her Catalyst Club program works.
23:18 09/22/2022
Why You Should Validate Product Ideas on Amazon With Izabella Ritz
Izabella Ritz is the CEO of Ritz Momentum, a company that helps sellers start, grow, and scale Amazon businesses. Since the age of 17, Izabella has created and sold multiple businesses where she developed e-commerce and digital marketing expertise. She started Ritz Momentum in 2019 which has grown to provide everything a new or experienced seller needs to scale their business. In this episode… Did you know that the most common mistake people make when selling on Amazon is launching a product based on high demand and low competition? This is because new entrepreneurs often pay little attention to competitors and ask the wrong questions. Many sellers on Amazon fail because they ignore a very important step when starting their businesses: getting validation for their idea or product. If you launch a business without understanding what your customers want, you are bound to fail. To prevent this, it’s important to identify the problems that customers are facing and find out if your product can solve them. So are customers willing and ready to buy from you? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein hosts Izabella Ritz, the CEO of Ritz Momentum, to talk about the importance of validating product ideas on Amazon. Izabella also discusses the role software tools play in product validation, what to look for when conducting market research, and her entrepreneurial background.
18:58 09/15/2022
Strategies for Gaining Competitive Advantage With Ken Burke
Ken Burke is an all-star entrepreneur and thought leader. He is one of the true pioneers in the e-commerce world and the software realm. He founded MarketLive and sold it to Vista Equity Partners for a ten-figure exit. He runs The EntrepreneurNOW! Network, which provides learning resources for entrepreneurs at all stages.  Ken is also the author of Intelligent Selling: The Art & Science of Selling Online, as well as his recent best-selling book Prosper: 5 Steps To Thriving in Business and Life. In this episode... What is your brand's unique competitive advantage? How do you position and protect your brand in the market? In venture funding, investors want to know what makes your brand unique and competitive. They want to protect their investment by funding valuable companies, making it important for entrepreneurs to position themselves as industry leaders. This is why intellectual property comes in handy. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein hosts Ken Burke, the Founder of The EntrepreneurNOW! Network, to talk about strategies for gaining a competitive advantage through intellectual property (IP). They also discuss the role IP plays in the sale of a company, how to know when to get a patent, and the benefit of investing in a company with IP versus creating a product from scratch.
28:36 09/08/2022
Empowering Entrepreneurs Worldwide With Nick Hughes
Nick Hughes is the Founder and CEO of Founders Live, a social platform for entrepreneurs worldwide. Nick is a successful entrepreneur with achievements in social media, digital payments, and e-commerce. He started Founders Live in Seattle in 2016 to create a community that inspires, educates, and entertains entrepreneurs. Since then, it has grown to host virtual and in-person events in approximately 100 cities worldwide. In this episode... Every great business starts with an idea. However, success depends on how well you execute that idea. Entrepreneurs have to take that idea and put it through a trial period to find out if it is viable. You have to identify the unique elements of your idea and learn how you can use it to create memorable experiences for users.  This is the journey Nick Hughes went through with his idea for Founders Live. After seeing its success among fellow entrepreneurs in one city, he started expanding to other locations to bring the experience to the international level.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Nick Hughes, the Founder and CEO of Founders Live, about his work empowering entrepreneurs worldwide. Nick also talks about his brand's core values, growing in different locations, and his advice on IP protection.
24:28 09/01/2022
Strategies for Scaling Seven Figure E-Commerce Business With Josh Hadley
Josh Hadley is the Founder and CEO of an eight figure e-commerce business called Hadley Designs. After receiving an MBA from the University of Utah, Josh began his career in leadership development at American Airlines and started a custom wedding invitation business with his wife at night. Since then, the business has pivoted into a stationary empire with over 1300 products. Josh is committed to keeping manufacturing jobs within the US and proudly says that all of his products are made domestically. In this episode... What does it take to build a sustainable seven figure e-commerce business? What should you do to step away from your business' daily operations? To build a successful business, you need more than just a minimum viable product. You need to be innovative and talk to your customers to know what they really want. As the business grows, you also have to ensure that you have good systems in place to help you diversify and scale. These include systems for new product development, hiring team members, optimizing e-commerce listings, and dealing with competitors. Now you can learn how that translates into a million dollar company. Josh Hadley, the Founder and CEO of Hadley Designs, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to share strategies for scaling a seven figure e-commerce business. Josh shares his systems for creating new products, managing Amazon listings, and protecting products from copycats.
30:42 08/25/2022
Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign With Vance Lee
Vance Lee is a brand and marketing strategist turned entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in marketing and 11 in e-commerce. He began with Amazon FBA in 2015 and has since mastered crowdfunding, launching products, and growing brands. Vance has raised over $7 million in successful launches, broken records with two of his launches, and ranked in the top 1% of crowdfunding projects of all time. In this episode… When launching a new product, many entrepreneurs face a big challenge in getting funding. They often look to crowdfunding to get the capital needed. However, there are other benefits to crowdfunding like getting validation, building credibility, and receiving pre-orders before launch. It’s also a great way for building a supportive community around your product which comes in handy when marketing new products in the future. So what are the steps involved in a successful crowdfunding campaign? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Vance Lee, a brand and marketing strategist turned e-commerce entrepreneur, to discuss the steps involved in a successful crowdfunding campaign. They also talk about the benefits of the practice, patent protection, and Vance's Launch Accelerator Blueprint Masterclass.
29:18 08/18/2022
How to Use PPC Advertising to Build a Successful Brand With Mina Elias
Mina Elias is the Founder of Trivium Group, an Amazon PPC and DSP marketing group. He started several successful supplement brands on Amazon with his experience as a chemical engineer. He is also an MMA fighter who started his first brand, MMA Nutrition, to change the supplement game. His sights are set on becoming the number one supplement brand for competitive athletes all over the world. In this episode… PPC advertising has become essential in building successful e-commerce brands. However, the cost of investing in an expert PPC agency can be very high for small businesses. This is mostly due to the cost of hiring experts to manage the client's PPC needs. So what can small businesses do? How can they differentiate themselves from other brands without spending a fortune? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Mina Elias, the Founder of Trivium Group, about how he uses PPC advertising to build successful brands. Mina explains how he structures his team, how helps small businesses, and his session at the upcoming Sell + Scale Summit.
25:44 08/11/2022
Empowering Creativity
Antoine Allen is an award winning filmmaker and the Owner of Antoine Allen Films, an independent production company. He began his career in film production while successfully managing independent hip hop artists. He has since made four successful feature-length films, including Lola, a film about a female boxer, which premiered in 2020. With his upcoming second Lola film, Antoine will have helped create the first ever female boxing movie franchise. In this episode... Talent is important in coming up with new ideas. However, it is not enough on its own. You not only need to have a vision but also find people that believe in you, your abilities, and what you can achieve. Having grown up poor and in a toxic environment without anyone to empower him, Antoine Allen chose to give back by empowering and guiding other people to become the best versions of themselves. He uses his films to help others grow and advises them on reprogramming their minds for success. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Antoine Allen, the Owner of Antoine Allen Films, about empowering creativity. Antoine explains how he bootstrapped his filmmaking business, how he uses movies to educate people, and the importance of reprogramming the mind for success.
31:38 08/04/2022
Is It Possible to Grow Your Business to Death? With Joe DeMaria
Joe DeMaria is the Founder of Teach To Scale and Chief Learning Officer at Academy Builders. He helps coaches, consultants, and peak performers create online courses and group coaching programs to increase their impact, expand their product offerings, and create new pillars of revenue in their businesses. Joe began his internet marketing career in 2011, and after several unsuccessful attempts at developing his own online course, he developed "Dynamic Ascension Training," an 80/20 teaching system that focuses on breaking down even the most complicated skill sets into simple, digestible training programs. Since then, Joe has become one of the most sought-after course creation consultants on the planet. In this episode… Every entrepreneur wants to take their new idea from a useful concept to a thriving business. But, scaling a business is intentional in nature and requires a good foundation as well as a structured strategy. So before you try to move any further, you have to know where you’re going. However, there is a lot of information shared on different channels that can confuse and intimidate new innovators and entrepreneurs. These can range from an overload of marketing and branding advice that has nothing to do with your business, to bad takes on finances and operations. So what can entrepreneurs do to get started and scale their companies without killing them? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Joe DeMaria, the Founder of Teach To Scale, to talk about business growth strategies. They discuss what new innovators need to keep in mind with their business ideas, explain the difference between teaching in-person versus online, and talk about the latest content learning innovations. Stay tuned.
25:12 04/28/2022
The Anatomy of an Idea
Mike Calhoun is the Founder and CEO of Board of Advisors, a community for founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, marketers, e-commerce moguls, business developers, and high-level decision-makers. True to Mike’s mission, Board of Advisors is made up of people dedicated to helping each other elevate their success.  Mike is also an advisor, owner, and investor in multiple companies. He has worked with numerous products, platforms, and services from the US to Australia, creating successful, revenue-generating, real-world brands and businesses. Mike has a gift for creating opportunities to connect people and cultivating synergistic relationships. In this episode… Anybody can have a great idea. However, there are some key things innovators have to think about when planning to take their ideas to the next level. Here’s a helpful hint: nobody can do everything on their own.  The process of innovation involves many players, not just the inventor. Not only do you need to have a great idea, but you also need to connect with the right people to accomplish your goals. That’s why Mike Calhoun believes that relationships build the foundation for elevating your success. Mike Calhoun, the Founder and CEO of Board of Advisors, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, where they discuss the anatomy of an idea. They also talk about the value of connecting with like-minded people, the percentage of bad ideas Rich sees from inventors, and why you should share your idea with a trusted person. Stay tuned.
24:40 04/21/2022
How to Push Through Setbacks and Discouragements to Become Successful
Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is a performance coach, dynamic public speaker, tech visionary, and thought leader. He is the Co-founder of Blooprinted, a step-by-step system to sell your vertical market. He is the author of ROCKET FUEL: Convert Setbacks, Become Unstoppable and the host of the podcast, What Are You Made Of? Mike has been doing sales for over 20 years and was featured by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top Business Leaders to Follow in 2020. He is consumed with the passion to help people break free from the confines of complacency and propel them to untapped levels of success. In this episode… What does it take to live a fulfilling life? What should you do when you keep facing big challenges, obstacles, and setbacks in both your personal and professional life? Mike Ciorrocco advises people to use the discouragements, setbacks, and negativities they face in life to fuel their desire for a better and more fulfilling life. He had a tough childhood, but when he realized at a young age that he had the power to change his life and move from an unhappy, abusive, and chaotic life to a happier one, he chose the latter. Mike Ciorrocco, performance coach, public speaker, tech visionary, and the Co-Founder of Blooprinted, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to share his advice on pushing through challenges and living a happier life. Mike also talks about his innovative tech platform, Blooprinted, and the power of believing in yourself. Stay tuned.
24:46 04/14/2022
Investment Banking and Creating a Valuable Business
Zane Tarence is an investment banker and a Partner and Managing Director at Founders Advisors. Over the past 20 years, he has led and completed more than 87 technology deals and knows exactly what can make a deal happen and what can cause it to fail. Zane created and sold two tech businesses of his own to publicly-traded companies, which helped him understand the ingredients necessary to close an exceptional deal. He is a renowned speaker and board member for numerous companies and philanthropic organizations. Zane is also the Founder of Silicon Y'all, a SaaS and internet summit, and the author of 17 Reasons Your Company Is Not Investment Grade & What To Do About It. In this episode… What makes a company investment worthy? What can limit a company's prospects of getting many investment bids? Investment bankers and institutional investors want to see growth in any company they’re considering investing in. They also want a company with valuable data, effective management teams and advisors, excellent financial records, thorough documentation, and efficient processes. All these help in differentiating a company from its competitors and increasing its value in the eyes of an investor. Zane Tarence, an investment banker, and Partner and Managing Director at Founders Advisors, joins Rich Goldstein in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast to talk about creating a valuable business. Zane discusses the importance of predictability and sustainability in revenue, the value of securing intellectual property protection, why innovation matters, and more. Stay tuned.
32:29 04/07/2022
The Role Intellectual Property Can Play in an Exit
Tracy Hazzard is the Co-founder of Hazz Design, a strategic consulting firm, and the CEO and Co-founder of Podetize, a podcasting platform used by over 550 podcasts with over 37,000 episodes to date. With her husband Tom Hazzard, they have launched over 250 products that have earned over $2 billion in retail sales and obtained over 37 patents.  In addition to being an acclaimed product designer, Tracy is a fantastic speaker who speaks about innovation and intellectual property on stages worldwide. She also hosts several podcasts of her own, including Product Launch Hazzards, WTFFF?! 3D Print Podcast, Feed Your Brand, The New Trust Economy, and The Binge Factor. In this episode… Obtaining multiple patents can be very effective for increasing the value of products and ultimately, your company. It also acts as a barrier to entry for other people who may be thinking of creating a similar product. In addition, a company with a big patent portfolio attracts investors and increases the likelihood of not only successfully selling and exiting the company, but getting a high return on investment from it. However, it is important to know the right time to get intellectual property.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Tracy Hazzard, the Co-founder of Hazz Design and CEO and Co-Founder of Podetize, to discuss the role of intellectual property during an exit. They also talk about identifying the right time and reasons for getting a patent, how Podetize was started, and Tracy's journey to creating a podcasting microphone. Stay tuned.
34:17 03/31/2022
How To Create the Right Business Partnership
Kris Dehnert is the CEO and a Partner at Dugout Mugs. He helped to grow the simple concept of a baseball-bat-turned-beer-mug into a worldwide phenomenon. The mugs have been featured in major publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and have appeared on more than 27 TV news segments.  Dugout Mugs has made custom mugs for brands like Budweiser, Molson, Coors, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Their products are sold in all 30 major league baseball stadiums, all 50 states, and seven countries. They have also raised more than $50,000 through the charity, Cheers to Charity. In this episode… If you are an entrepreneur looking to find a business partner and grow your brand, what strategies can you use to find the right person?  According to Kris Dehnert, the first step is knowing who you are, what drives you, what's important to you, and what you stand for. Money should not be at the forefront. After that, you’ll know what kind of partner will be right for you: the one who knows what they need to do to help grow the brand and whose values align with yours.   In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Kris Dehnert, the CEO and a Partner of Dugout Mugs, about his strategies for creating the right business partnership. Kris also shares his advice on building a great idea and talks about the role intellectual property has played in the growth of Dugout Mugs. Stay tuned.
29:56 03/24/2022
Innovating in the Gig Economy
Aaron Hageman is the CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), a third-party human resources and driver management firm. Specializing in the last mile of delivery and operating as part of the gig economy, they’re going to make over 100 million deliveries including 10 million meals this year alone. They also project that they're going to onboard and approve more than 300,000 drivers compared to just about 20,000 a few years ago.  Aaron's been an entrepreneur for 25 years, and he uses this experience to provide mentorship and entrepreneurial education to students at all levels. He also donates his time to addressing homelessness in his hometown of Southern California. In this episode… The continuous evolution in technology has presented many new opportunities for businesses. There’s been the rapid growth of the gig economy, shifts in public perception about the virtual working space, and, of course, the birth of many solopreneurs.  But what opportunities and challenges do these changes present for innovators? Do they improve business operations, help improve performance, or scale a business faster?  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Aaron Hageman, the CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), about the role technology plays in gig economy innovation. Aaron also talks about the importance of mentoring entrepreneurs, the benefits of joining a business network, and some of the challenges he has faced scaling his company. Stay tuned.
25:49 03/17/2022
Understanding Credit Scores with Rondi Lambeth
Rondi Lambeth is the CEO and Founder of Fortress Credit Pro, one of the leading credit repair companies in the country. Known as America's Credit Expert, he is also an award-winning TV and radio show host, a best-selling author, and has been seen on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, and NBC. He has spoken in front of tens of thousands of people on stages all across the world, including Harvard.  Rondi is also the Host of the School of Wealth podcast and Founder of Fortress University. He is a military veteran and served as a firefighter for 15 years. He has helped consumers eliminate more than $50 million in debt and get mortgage-ready in less than 90 days. In this episode… Every person needs to learn how to read and increase their credit score, whether they are in business for themselves or employed. Why? Not many know this, but it actually plays an important role in how much you pay for different products and services.  Credit scores also help people save money, improve their chances of getting employed, and grow their wealth. Having experienced a family tragedy that was caused by bad credit, Rondi Lambeth decided to start helping others fix their scores.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Rondi Lambeth, the CEO and Founder of Fortress Credit Pro, to talk about how credit scores work. Rondi also talks about his family background, how he started developing credit tools, and his strategies for helping people fix their credit scores.
31:02 03/10/2022
Building Personal Brands
Maresa Friedman is an executive turned entrepreneur and strategist. She is the Founder of The Executive Cat Herder, a firm that specializes in building strategies around branding, growth, and operations for solopreneurs and businesses. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Maresa worked in high-level positions at some of the most prestigious companies in the world. Now, she serves as a fractional strategist to global brands and provides operational oversight for newly funded startups or companies seeking to improve their brand recognition in niche markets. In this episode… What marketing strategies do you use for your business? Do these tactics work and add value to your target audience, or are they filled with empty buzzwords and acronyms? To build a good brand and develop effective marketing strategies, there are some key steps entrepreneurs and marketers should take. For starters, they should avoid quick-fix strategies that don't produce long-term results. According to Maresa Friedman, the key to success is to embrace continuous learning, stay consistent in your marketing approach, and provide value to your audience. In the long run, this will help you build a better brand.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Maresa Friedman, the Founder of The Executive Cat Herder, to talk about building a successful personal brand and providing value to your audience. They also talk about the importance of working with a fractional strategist, developing a consistent routine around marketing, and Maresa's Thought Leadership Acceleration Program. Stay tuned.
21:16 03/03/2022
The Miracle of Intellectual Property (IP)
JiNan Glasgow George is an intellectual property (IP) attorney. She is also a storied congressional advisor, Forbes contributor, valuation accelerator, and published author. JiNan has been recognized worldwide for her expertise in intellectual property. She has spoken internationally before the United Nations and at international IP conferences in India, Italy, France, and more. She also created a software platform called Patent Forecast that provides IP-related analytics tools. Her book, The IP Miracle, has just launched. In this episode… To build a successful business, entrepreneurs have to identify and leverage their unique selling points. This is best done through data collection and securing intellectual property (IP) protection. Your business has to know which ideas are both patentable and profitable so you can create products that drive growth. So what can you do to capitalize on your IP? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, intellectual property (IP) attorney, JiNan Glasgow George, joins Rich Goldstein to talk about educating entrepreneurs on IP protection. JiNan also talks about writing her latest book, her Patent Forecast software, and what she teaches young people on IP. Stay tuned.
25:44 02/24/2022
Innovating to Create Real Value
Chad McAllister is the Founder of Product Mastery Now, a company that helps organizations develop innovative products that customers love. He is also the host of the Product Mastery Now Podcast, previously called The Everyday Innovator, which is among Inc. Magazine's 10 best podcasts for innovators. Chad is the author of Turning Ideas into Market-Winning Products: What You Need to Know to be a Product Developer, Manager, and Innovator. In this episode… You can source a new product idea from almost anywhere. Suppliers, employees, previous business partners, salespeople, you name it. But what’s the greatest source by far? Developing new product ideas from those who know it best: your customers.  When creating a new product, the first thing you need to think about as an innovator is the value the product will provide to the customer. You have to know the problem the customer has and what they need to solve it. So, how can you get into the mind of your customer and create value where they need it most?  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Chad McAllister, the Founder of Product Mastery Now, to talk about using innovation to create real value for customers. Chad also explains why innovation does not always have to start from scratch and discusses the difference between a satisfied customer and an unsatisfied customer. Stay tuned.
23:28 02/17/2022
Building an Authentic Brand with Brian Smith
Brian Smith is the Founder of UGG Australia, a brand that started from humble beginnings and went on to become a multibillion-dollar global icon. Since then, Brian has become one of the most sought-after speakers and business leaders in the country. In addition to publishing books and publications, he presents on topics such as team building, company culture, and growth challenges both through the lens of his vast experience and the school of hard knocks that he experienced while growing up. He combines this with his spiritual approach towards creating the future of business today. In this episode… What does it take to build an authentic brand? Does the secret lie in the name of your company? Is it based on your customers? Or maybe the volume of sales you make? Having spent the first three years of running his footwear business seeing low sales, a candid talk with some of his target customers made Brian Smith realize that he had been using the wrong marketing strategies to promote his products. He made a quick shift to make his brand authentic and relatable to his target audience, and this led to massive growth.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Brian Smith, the Founder of UGG Australia, about building an authentic brand. Brian talks about his entrepreneurial roadmap, the lessons he learned from starting and scaling the UGG brand, and the role spirituality plays in his decision making. Stay tuned.
28:55 02/10/2022
Innovation Stories and Marketing Strategies with Giles Lury
Giles Lury is a Senior Director at The Value Engineers, a marketing strategy consultancy. He has over 30 years of experience in the business and is known for his creative spark, storytelling, and ability to constructively challenge conventional thinking.  Giles is also the author of eight books on marketing, including four storybooks in which he relates short marketing tales that each revolve around a lesson. He is a regular contributor to The Marketing Society and MediaCat. In this episode… Branding and marketing are very important components of growing a consumer brand. Over the years, the strategies that companies have been using to increase awareness for their products have changed, mainly driven by changing consumer needs and evolutions in market trends. Due to increased competition, companies also have to find creative ways to market their products better to cut through the noise and increase excitement, appeal to their customers, and stay ahead of the competition.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Giles Lury, the Senior Director at The Value Engineers, to discuss innovation and marketing strategies. Giles also shares some innovative stories from his book and explains how branding has evolved over the years. Stay tuned.
21:31 02/03/2022
The Power of Taking Action with Greg Reid
Greg Reid is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the Founder of Secret Knock, an event that focuses on partnership, networking, and business development where he has featured billionaires, celebrities, presidents, inventors, and Oscar winners. Over the past 25 years, he has inspired millions of people to step into their greatness.  Greg is also a filmmaker and produced the film Wish Man, which tells the story of the Make-A-Wish Foundation creator. He has also published, co-authored, and been featured in over 100 books. He has been honored for his work in mentoring youth at the White House. In this episode… When is the best time to take action? Do you spend a lot of time thinking and planning on what to do? If you have a great idea and have been waiting for the best time to take action, the best thing you can do is to take action right now. While many think you should wait until you have everything figured out, the reality is that there will never be a perfect time to do it. So why not now? In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Greg Reid, the Founder of Secret Knock, to talk about the power of taking action now. They also discuss the importance of seeking advice from others, Secret Knock events, and how owning intellectual property can benefit you. Stay tuned.
19:09 01/28/2022
Hacking Joint Ventures with Glen Ledwell
Glen Ledwell is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder and CEO of Mind Movies, a dynamic company focused on helping people achieve their goals through the Law of Attraction. In the first three years of Mind Movies’ inception, Glen took the company from $0 to $6 million solely through joint ventures. To date, he has generated an excess of $60 million online, with $30 million of that total sourced purely from joint ventures. Glen has a diverse background. He is the Founder of Flight Club Mastermind, an exclusive, high-end online marketing mastermind for top internet marketing entrepreneurs. He also owned and operated a property development company, a nightclub, an event company, and launched the first ever in-bathroom advertising entity in Australia. In this episode… Relationships are essential when it comes to building your career as an entrepreneur. Networking can help you connect with business owners that have similar or complementary skills, and can even forge your path towards building great businesses.  From experience, Glen Ledwell knows that joint ventures are a low-risk and low-cost way to start and run a business. The cost of acquiring traffic and getting leads is low, which means that your business expenses will remain on the reasonable side to start. Joint ventures also make it easier for a business to benefit from people with skills that the founder may not have. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Glen Ledwell, the Co-founder and CEO of Mind Movies, about leveraging joint ventures to build a thriving business. Glen also explains how joint ventures helped him quickly scale his business and shares his tips for working with affiliates. Stay tuned.
29:56 01/06/2022
What To Know About Ecom as We Enter 2022
Caulen Foster is an e-commerce marketing expert. He is the Co-founder and President of BrainPower and is an expert in bringing Amazon sellers over to the Shopify platform. His firm helps Amazon brand owners leverage the power of paid media, email, direct response copywriting, conversion rate optimization, and digital infrastructure to create effective omnichannel marketing strategies. In this episode… E-commerce is an excellend channel for bringing in more customers and driving sales. In addition to retail sales, it can help sellers build their businesses on different channels like Shopify, Amazon, or Facebook.  To grow a top-notch e-commerce brand, businesses need to understand their customers, use the right marketing strategies, and build engaging relationships with customers. They have to provide them with valuable content without just focusing on pushing sales.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Caulen Foster, the Co-founder and President of BrainPower, to talk about the evolution of e-commerce and what people need to know going into 2022. They also discuss the increased cost of customer acquisition over time, how Amazon limits communication with customers, and the importance of building good relationships with customers. Stay tuned.
14:59 12/30/2021
The Right Product Ideation and Development Path for Entrepreneurs with Kevin Mako
Kevin Mako is the Founder and President of MAKO Design + Invent, a product design firm that takes physical products from the idea stage all the way to store shelves. Kevin is also the host of The Product Startup Podcast, which is the number one podcast of the hardware product development industry. Kevin is an international keynote speaker, the Founder of The Generation Fund, a registered charity for Canada’s top high school students, and a Mentor for Ryerson Innovation. In this episode… The process of innovation has been evolving over the years, mostly driven by advancements in technology. Better research and development, stronger and faster communication, and support from accelerators have skyrocketed product ideation and development. Technology has also made it easier to crowdfund using a prototype, get a product tested, and receive feedback from customers. This means that it’s easier for entrepreneurs to iterate or improve their products. However, when starting a business, it is very important that an entrepreneur knows and understands the end goal. You can’t focus solely on product development: you also have to consider the strategies you’ll use to protect the product and sell to your target customers. According to Kevin Mako, this is how you create a valuable business. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein interviews Kevin Mako, the Founder and President of MAKO Design + Invent, about the process of coming up with a concept, developing the idea, and selling your product. Kevin also shares his tips for selling a product and explains how technology has made it easier to create a prototype, develop the actual product, and get investor funding. Stay tuned.
31:15 12/23/2021
Developing SaaS Platforms and Products That Provide Solutions with Mitch Russo
Mitch Russo is the CEO of MindfulGuidance. He built one of the earliest and most successful software enterprises in the 1980s, which he sold to Sage and ran as COO with a team of more than 300 people. Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping numerous entrepreneurs grow their businesses in addition to founding several successful ventures of his own. Among his successes is his partnership with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, Business Breakthroughs International. Together, they created a phenomenally successful business while serving countless entrepreneurs.  Mitch is the author of the best-selling books, The Invisible Organization and Power Tribes. He has also been featured in Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and more. In this episode… Developments in technology have provided great opportunities for entrepreneurs, especially for those in the SaaS development space. However, failure to embrace new technology or a delay in acting quickly enough can mean that entrepreneurs have to deal with obsolete software.  This is the situation Mitch Russo found himself in when a sudden change in technology made his software outdated overnight. He, however, decided to immediately switch gears and create a software for lawyers. The result? A $10 million company. Mitch Russo, the CEO of MindfulGuidance, is Rich Goldstein's guest in this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, where he talks about his early entry into software development and the lessons he learned about the SaaS model. Mitch also talks about his software platform and explains how pivoting helped him build a seven-figure business. Stay tuned.
29:42 12/16/2021
The Challenges of Working Without a Patent Attorney
Curtis Johnson is the President of ManageByStats, a company that helps Amazon sellers expand their businesses. ManageByStats provides companies with an innovative set of software tools that helps them get more reviews, view their profits, get access to customers' databases, and improve seller feedback. Danan Coleman is the VP of Media & Events at ManageByStats and the CEO of Danan Enterprises, Inc. He has over 10 years of experience doing sales and started his own venture in 2011. Danan joined ManageByStats in 2018 and runs the firm's trade shows, masterminds, podcasts, affiliate partnerships, and more. In this episode… The process of filing or registering for a patent can be very time-consuming. It takes a dedicated schedule and extensive knowledge to carry out research, file documentation, and get approvals from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This is why entrepreneurs can benefit significantly by working with a patent attorney. For Amazon sellers, obtaining intellectual protection is a very important step for brand registry. It helps you access more tools for managing and growing your businesses, protects you from patent infringement, and helps to reduce the chances of your account getting suspended.  In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Curtis Johnson and Danan Coleman from ManageByStats to talk about the challenges that come when you don’t partner with a patent attorney. They also discuss why Amazon sellers need intellectual property protection, talk about the expiration of US patents, and explain the differences between “word” and “logo” trademarks. Stay tuned.
41:04 12/09/2021
How to Leverage Branding to Increase Your Company’s Value
Rey Perez is a personal branding expert and the Global Branding Expert at Brand in 2 Days, an exclusive done-for-you personal branding and marketing event. Rey is also a Global Branding Expert at AMP Productions and created, the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, companies, and organizations that want to connect their brand with a much larger audience. Rey is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, elite business coach, and philanthropist who leads mastermind groups and business growth seminars globally. He has shared the stage and worked with some of the biggest industry icons such as Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Kevin Harrington, Sharon Lechter, and many more. In this episode… Do you know what it takes to create a personal brand? Do you know how to use your brand to create better relationships and build trust with your audience?  A great brand helps businesses connect with others. It inspires audiences and triggers them into action. It offers them value and makes them want to work with the brand. And when implemented well, good branding can help businesses market their products effectively and scale their business quickly. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Rey Perez, a personal branding expert, to talk about branding and cultivating good business relationships. Rey also talks about the three pillars for building a brand identity, the use of social media to connect with others, and his tips for effective networking. Stay tuned.
27:08 12/02/2021
How to Run a Million-Dollar Business
Kate Hancock is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and mother of two. She has built four highly successful businesses in less than 10 years, among them an e-commerce brand that she started with a $20 investment that grew to over a million dollars in revenue and over 15 million in online sales within a year. Kate also created one of the top hotels in the Philippines and a spa that has been named twice in the Inc 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Kate has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc, USA Today, and many more. In this episode… Entrepreneurship starts with creative people identifying a need in the market and coming up with solutions to meet those needs. When the solution created is targeted to people experiencing that common problem, a business experiences success. After Kate Hancock joined Clubhouse and realized that many people were looking for information about growing successful businesses, she started her own room to help. This turned out to be a great success, the room lasted a long time, and she was able to help entrepreneurs solve their problems. Later, she went on to start a club outside of Clubhouse where she continues to help entrepreneurs create and run successful businesses. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Kate Hancock, a serial entrepreneur, to discuss what it takes to run a million-dollar business. They share their experiences joining and participating in Clubhouse rooms, Kate's background in the Philippines, and the businesses started by Kate. Stay tuned.
25:43 11/25/2021
The Key to Innovation with Peter Sprague
Peter Sprague is the Co-founder and Chairman of Satellite Displays, a company focused on improving communication and providing tools for the deaf and hearing impaired. Before starting Satellite Displays, Peter was the Founder and Chairman of Wave Systems Corp. for 24 years and the Chairman of National Semiconductor for 30 years.  As the Chairman of Aston Martin, Peter helped pull the company out from bankruptcy and hired back 400 employees. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University. In this episode… The key to innovation is, in part, discovering a problem. You also have to be curious, believe that you can solve the issue, and find the right people or companies to help you create that product. This includes finding the right patent attorney. This is what Peter Sprague learned when he got started with innovation. He came from an entrepreneurial background, and just like his grandfather, believed in his products and the solutions they could provide. One of his own innovations is Badger, a tech-enabled, smart device offering instant speech-to-text and real-time language translation for the hearing impaired. In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Peter Sprague, the Co-founder and Chairman of Satellite Displays, to talk about the key to innovation. Peter explains why innovators need to find good patent attorneys to work with, talks about his innovative device for the hearing impaired, and explains how he helped rescue Aston Martin from bankruptcy. Stay tuned.
29:28 11/04/2021