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Work @ Home RockStar Podcast

Are you a Work @ Home RockStar or do you want to be one? Host Tim Melanson interviews self-employed Home Business "RockStars" to learn how they have built their businesses from the comfort of their own home.
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Oct 23, 2017

Bryan oversees the product development life cycle for a range of customers from matured startups to mid-sized and large customers. With a prime focus on establishing an MVP to vet assumptions and get to market. Incipient is a leader in creative technology solutions, fueled by a passion for growth.

 
 

SHOW NOTES

  • How Bryan became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Bryan shares his biggest mistake
  • Great tips on pricing your product appropriately
  • Identify key variables that go into product pricing
  • Always continue learning
  • Interviewing tips for how to find good people
  • Bryan is an early riser
  • Bryan discusses work / life balance
Oct 9, 2017

Business ghostwriter and authority architect Derek Lewis has written with thought leaders on five continents, including an Olympian, a Texas oil tycoon, a Turkish economist, an IT startup millionaire, a Brazilian federal judge, and a military governor. His authors work with the International Monetary Fund, General Electric, DaimlerChrysler, SAP, Pixar, Disney, the US Marine Corps, and the Red Cross.
Today, he is one of the foremost authorities (in the admittedly niche field) of business thought leadership books, having authored the leading guide to the subject, The Business Book Bible. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 
 

SHOW NOTES

  • How Derek became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Derek shares his biggest mistake
  • Give your mind a problem to solve before you go to bed
Oct 2, 2017

Terry Ogburn is the renowned owner and Lead Business Coach of Ogburn’s Business Solutions. His proprietary coaching system and personal devotion to the development of others has contributed to the success of hundreds of small to large business ventures.

Terry began his business career in 1979 when he invested his last $118.42 to start an air conditioning service business. At that time, he had no car or truck, but he did have the knowledge and ability to build relationships. By 1983, he was a top 5 nominee for Small Businessman of the Year.

In 1984, he won the award for “Outstanding Young Businessman of the Year” for the State of Florida.

In 1985 successful in his business and recognized as a leader in the business community, he began to mentor other small business owners. In 1989 he developed his own business success program based on his experience and the teachings of his favorite business books.

His program was so successful that in 1992 Terry was asked to join UniGlobe Active Travel as a Director of Operations to boost individual store performance. Within months, he took the store to a $2.5 million Dollar Travel Agency. He then took the program national to improve performance organization wide. In 1994 he became a founding team member of EXA Travel International and took on the role of Director of Training & Development and within two years the company grew to 11 regional offices, with over 2000 franchisees and went public in late 1996.

Following the success of EXA, Terry embarked on a series of successful partnerships involving turning around performance with corporations as:

Radio Shack MetroCall Paging

AT&T Wireless Century 21 Real Estate

In December 2005, Terry chose to return to his true passion helping Independent Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners plan, launch and develop their businesses.

 
 

SHOW NOTES

  • How Terry became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Terry shares his biggest mistake
  • Start your business with the intention to sell it in 18-24 months
  • The power of hand written thank you notes
  • The customer is at the top of the organizational chart
  • How to work effectively with contractors
  • 4 Habits to Success: Decision, Discipline, Decisive, Visualize
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