Good Note : Started a side hustle as an amazon ecommerce seller while working as a teacher. Ended up growing that business to full time.
Bad Note : Holding on to the security blanket of a job and ended up not putting in the full effort into his first venture and it never did take off.
Assembling the Band : Found a group of Virtual Assistants though LinkedIn. Started by getting on a screenshare and just worked while the team watched. This allowed them to learn what he was doing and also creating content at the same time.
Gathering Fans : When starting off, you can have a lower price point to build up a clientele and build testimonials.
Keeping the Hat Full : Put time in and do things manually at first rather than spend the money on tools.
Kirk Cooper is the CEO and founder of Ecom Automation Gurus. Living in Aurora, Colorado, Kirk was a former high school teacher who got tired of the 9-5 life and decided to take a leap of faith and build his own company from the ground up. Now, EAG builds fully automated eCommerce stores for its users, supplying them with all of the manpower and tools to run their business, passively. Kirk is also the author of “Scratch and Claw: The Path To Entrepreneurial Greatness.”
Good Note : Working on Network TV at the View. Wasn’t moving up in her career and knew that something was missing. Came up with an idea for an invention, patented it and started going to tradeshows. Grew slowly and steady.
Bad Note : Don’t be stubborn. She created an acronym NOMPI (no more poison ivy) and wanted to name her gloves nompi gloves… but the market didn’t know what that meant and eventually knew that she had to change the name.
Practice Makes Progress : Practice makes permanent. If you practice enough, you permanently engrain it.
Keeping the Hat Full : The most important thing is to not let success get to your head. Don’t turn down smaller local opportunities that might not net you as much as the big ones.
Learning From the best : Joined a mastermind of woman business owners. They meet once a week and cover their hits and misses for the week. This has been very big for Lynne. She met key people to help her bring her business to the next level and so much more.
The idea for Garden Sleeves by NOMPI gardening gloves came about when I contracted poison ivy after tending to my vegetable garden. I wanted a sleeved gardening glove that was lightweight, breathable and machine washable. So I made myself a pair, LOVED the result, and couldn’t wait to share them with my fellow gardeners! Keeps arms free from scratches, sunburn, poison ivy, mosquito bites, wild parsnip burn, stinging nettles and so much more!
Good Note : In business for 8 1/2 years as work from home stay at home dad.
Bad Note: Highly recommed that you get a lawyer to look over your contracts.
Practice Makes Progress : Subscribe to newsletters, podcasts, youtube. Constantly living a breathing the craft.
Getting Fans : Using fear and psychology to sell.
Assembling the Band : Subcontract work overseas to contractors. There are plenty of thing like upwork, fiver and others to find contractors. Establish long term connections with the ones that work well.
Naresh Vissa is the Founder & CEO of Krish Media & Marketing – a full service e-commerce, technology, development, online, and digital media and marketing agency and solutions provider. He has worked with CNN Radio, Clear Channel Communications, J.P. Morgan Chase, EverBank, The Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the American Junior Golf Association, Agora Financial, Agora Publishing, Stansberry Research, and TradeStops. He is the #1 bestselling author of FIFTY SHADES OF MARKETING: Whip Your Business into Shape & Dominate Your Competition, PODCASTNOMICS: The Book of Podcasting… To Make You Millions, THE NEW PR: 21st Century Public Relations Strategies & Resources… To Reach Millions, TRUMPBOOK: How Digital Liberals Silenced a Nation into Making America Hate Again, and the new book FROM NOBODY TO BESTSELLING AUTHOR! How To Write, Publish & Market Your Book. He is the co-host of The Work From Home Show. He has a Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has been featured on USA Today, Yahoo!, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Businessweek, MSN Money, Business Insider, India Today, Hindustan Times, and other domestic and international media outlets.
Bad Note : Vinay spent time, money and had investors for a product that he realized the market didn’t want. It was very hard to recover from that funk.
Gathering Fans : Try to create a connection with the people you meet. Ask questions and see if there are things you have in common.
Assembling the Band : Be more interested in finding the people who have similar values. Allow them to feel empowered to solve problems.
Learning from the Best : Getting coaches and mentors is all about getting a different perspective, it has little to do with intelligence. Someone on high ground will be able to see the storm before someone in the valley.
He has built decision-making tools that help you more deeply understand your people and your company. It tells you how you are performing so that you can optimize the behaviors of your employees and managers so they align employees with the business outcomes you want.
Vinay has worked and learned from prominent people. He loves when people help him raise his game. “I love to pay it forward. I have made lives easier for thousands of owners, senior leaders, and employees across the United States”. said Vinay.
His mission is to help business leaders improve employee retention, engagement, and productivity using data. If you want to maximize your business success, He’ll show you the path, with your data, Other than that, He is eager to help them identify blind spots and everything that holds them back from success.
Vinay helps them see the Blindspot(s) and how to punch it through with the help of CAARMO’s Business Blind Spots Exposed podcast. He has been able to host the podcast and speak with different international guests from business leaders, business coaches, trainers, mentors, managers, marketing directors, and more.
With the ongoing Business Blind Spots Exposed podcast event, Vinay and his team aim to reach out to audiences about how the team can help them and provide solutions to their needs.
Good Note : After the shutdown, dental practices are back up and things are going well.
Bad Note : Planning for success. If you grow too fast, you can fall behind on jobs and hurt your quality and reputation. Always be looking for people that would fit well with your company culture.
Gathering Fans : Write the processes and procedures and hire people to run the business. Then spend your time growing the business.
Keeping the Hat Full : Take any opportunity for publicity, get booked on podcasts, develop free content for your target market and create a buzz of activity.
Learning from the Best : Found a mentor who taught him how to niche down. Currently still participating in a mastermind.
Before starting his dental marketing agency in 2009, Chris worked for online marketing giants AOL & MapQuest. He holds several online marketing certifications and is trained by Google on how dentists & other businesses can get the most out of their marketing efforts. He’s also the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Internet Marketing for Dentists.” Chris resides in the Denver, CO area with his wife Michele and two kids Kaitlyn & Brody.