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Work at 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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Apr 15, 2024

In this episode, Tim interviews Dan Moran, founder of Solidan. Dan’s journey from working in makeshift offices to becoming a remote work advocate is a testament to adaptability and resilience. His story, shared in a recent podcast, sheds light on the shift towards remote work. The episode also discusses hiring a virtual assistant, a potentially daunting task that can boost business growth and efficiency. It underscores the importance of choosing the right business tools and strategies. The episode also emphasizes the significance of a morning routine for personal and professional success, the role of mentorship, and the impact of mastermind groups on business success and personal growth. It’s a valuable resource for those seeking to enhance their business or personal effectiveness in today’s professional landscape.

 

Who is Dan Moran?

 

Dan Moran is the founder of Solidan, a consulting firm that specializes in maximizing the power of Slate and PeopleSoft for Colleges/Universities. Dan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. He has served in various roles, including Business Analyst, Technical Developer, Trainer, Team Lead, and Project Manager. He has a knack for mentoring and has guided vendor consultants and clients in enhancing their knowledge and project success. Dan’s expertise spans all CS modules, and he’s adept at working with diverse teams. His project portfolio includes implementations, upgrades, and post-production support across various educational institutions.

 

Connect with Dan:

 

Website: http://www.solidan.net/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmorandm/

 

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In This Episode:


(0:00) Intro
(0:35) The good note
(7:31) What didn’t go as planned
(10:50) How do you go about finding good people
(17:42) Part-time or full-time VA
(20:48) Choosing the tools
(27:59) Growth and scalability
(30:26) Personal growth journey
(41:56) Write down goals
(46:42) What’s exciting in his business right now
(49:41) Outro

 

Apr 8, 2024

In this episode, Tim interviews Jonas Breisel, a software tester trainer and entrepreneur from Explorer for a Test. Jonas shares his journey from obscurity to success in the field of software testing. He recounts the challenges he faced in initially gaining attention on LinkedIn, the pivotal role of education in his growth, and the evolution of his content strategy to engage and provide value to his audience. Despite initial setbacks and financial struggles due to overinvestment in education, Jonas persevered and eventually landed a significant deal with a major company, solidifying his position as a thought leader.

 

Who is Jonas Breisel?

Jonas Breisel, the visionary CEO and founder of Xplorafory Test, is on a mission. With his extensive experience and IT certifications, he leads a successful software testing and training venture. His dedication is to empower individuals to build rewarding careers in software testing, offering a balance of higher income and fewer work hours. By 2028, Jonas aims to help 10,000 people transition into a career they’re proud of, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

 

Connect with Jonas:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jonas-breisel/ 

Company LinkedIn: https://www.xploraforytest.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonasBriesel/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xploraforytest/ 

Phone: +46705-186 265

Email: info@xploraforytest.com

           jonas.breisel@xploraforytest.se

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(00:42) The good note

(4:53) Mistakes that he learned from

(7:30) Practices to stay sharp at work

(9:03) How to convert audience to real customers

(13:39) Why wouldn’t people ask for help

(16:57) What’s exciting in his business right now

(20:22) Why did he decide to work for himself

(22:35) How to find Jonas

(24:06) Outro

 

Apr 1, 2024

In this episode, Tim jams with Robert Brill, the rockstar CEO of Brill Media. They talk about his company's meteoric rise to success and the vital importance of standard operating procedures. Robert also covers topics from achieving product-market fit to mastering Meta's platforms for targeted advertising. He also talks about the challenges of rapid scaling and the essential mindset shift from employee to owner, which are not just insightful — they're game-changing for anyone looking to evolve their business acumen. If you've ever wondered how a positive work culture and clear job responsibilities can dramatically boost employee retention and client happiness, this episode strikes all the right chords.

 

Who is Robert Brill?

Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media, specializes in precision advertising for business growth. His company has been honored ten times, including recognition on the Inc 5000 and Financial Times 500 lists. As a Forbes Business Council and Fast Company Executive Board member, Robert shares insights on user experience, business strategies, data targeting, local advertising, and white-label media buying. He also delivers talks on advertising, marketing, AI, and entrepreneurship to business owners nationwide. Beyond work, Robert takes pride in being a father, husband, dog owner, and passionate fan of the Dodgers and Intermiami.

 

Connect with Robert:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertbrill/ 

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brillmediaco 

Website: https://brillmedia.co/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrillMediaUS 

IG: https://brillmedia.co/   

X: https://twitter.com/brill_media 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrillMediaco 

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brill_media 

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:
(0:00) Intro
(0:32) The good note
(2:11) What didn’t go as planned
(5:56) How important mindset is to business growth and success
(12:35) Difference between audience and fans
(15:05) Running ads for sales vs. boosting posts
(23:38) Managing cashflow
(28:20) Tools to grow the business
(34:40) What’s exciting in his business now
(36:06) How to connect with Robert
(40:38) Outro

Mar 25, 2024

The entrepreneurial journey is likened to navigating uncharted waters, and no one knows this better than Eric McHugh, the innovative mind behind ShopX Labs and Dataing. In this episode, Tim talks with Eric about the world of digital commerce. They discuss how Eric pioneered tokenized software licenses, enabling e-commerce brands to step into the Web 3.0 space effortlessly with ShopX. They also talk about Dataing, an AI-powered matchmaking service that is paving the way for a new era in the dating app scene. 

 

Who is Eric McHugh?

 

Eric McHugh, a Web3 & AI Entrepreneur, serves as the President & Founder of SHOPX. His mission revolves around spreading positivity and uplifting collective consciousness. When not immersed in technology, Eric enjoys diverse interests, including chess, Muay Thai, meditation, and reading. His recommendations include Reality Transurfing (Steps I-V) and Vipassana meditation. Eric’s passion project, Dataing, aims to match 1 billion happy couples using AI. And with SHOPX, he envisions a future where 80% of all NFTs are SHOPX eNFTs. Exciting times lie ahead for Eric and his ventures!

 

Connect with Eric:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdouglasmchugh/ 

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shopxlabs/ 

Website 1: https://shopx.co/ 

Website 2: https://dataing.io/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopxlabs/ 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/ericdmchugh/ 

X:  https://twitter.com/shopxlabs 

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(0:47) The good note

(2:20) Mistakes he learned from

(5:59) His team

(10:54) Attracting what you're feeling

(15:21) Mentorship and books

(21:33) How he stays on top of things

(24:47) Living in the now, and thinking of the future

(26:25) What's exciting in his business now

(29:23) Where to connect with Eric




Mar 18, 2024

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of technology and law requires skill, which Tim and Sukhi Alberga discuss in this episode. Sukhi is the founder of Bridging Legal Solutions, a multidisciplinary law practice. They talk about the critical role of governance and public protection when integrating new tech into legal practices, from AI to cybersecurity. They also uncover the power of connections, mentorship, and expert relationships. Sukhi also discusses the recently launched Counselurdocs, which demystifies legal processes and empowers individuals with knowledge and understanding. They share insights for anyone looking to navigate the intricacies of business relationships or seeking inspiration from someone who has effectively transformed the legal industry through technology. 

 

Who is Sukhi Alberga?

 

Sukhi Dhillon Alberga, the founder of Bridging Legal Solutions (BLS) and Counselurdocs, leads a multidisciplinary law practice fueled by ingenuity. BLS specializes in helping startups, healthcare businesses, medical practices, and health tech companies navigate complex legal terrain. With a team of brilliant and driven professionals, Sukhi’s BLS offers tailored legal and business solutions. Their services span business law, health law, accounting, and human resources. 

 

Sukhi’s decade of experience at the bar is complemented by her roles as a member of the Legal Futures Subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Human Resource Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick. She also chairs the first Atlantic Roundtable with the Canadian Bar Association of New Brunswick. Sukhi thrives on connecting with people, solving problems, and contributing to business growth.



Connect with Sukhi:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukhi-dhillon-alberga/ 

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bridging-legal-solutions/ 

Website 1: https://blsmdp.com/ 

Website 2: https://counselurdocs.com/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bridging-Legal-Solutions-103809662148826 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/bridginglegalsolutions/ 

X: https://twitter.com/BLS_LawMDP 

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(2:09) What didn't go as planned

(8:30) How do they keep up with changes in the industry

(11:31) Fostering relationships for learning

(13:49) Tools to succeed in the business

(18:10) Practicing and learning to stay sharp

(25:08) What's exciting in her business now

(30:36) How Counselurdocs works

(32:28) How to find Sukhi

(32:45) Outro

Mar 11, 2024

Nick Hutchison of BookThinkers joins Tim in this episode to talk about the undeniable connection between success and our learning habits. He talks about why he believes flipping through the pages of a physical book might just be your secret weapon in absorbing and applying knowledge in personal development and business. Nick shares how he built a community with BookThinkers by providing consistent value. This experience exemplified the power of social media in enabling individuals to create a significant following without spending a lot, simply by sharing valuable content. Nick also discusses how the wisdom found in books can sculpt the path to personal and professional success.

 

Who is Nick Hutchison?

Nick Hutchison is the visionary behind BookThinkers. For seven years, he’s connected authors and readers, reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly. His podcast, BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books, features top authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick helps authors connect with their readers through services like video production, podcast booking, and book reviews. His latest book, “Rise of the Reader,” dives into strategies for mastering reading habits. 

 

Connect with Nick:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bookthinkers/ 

Website 1: https://bookthinkers.com/ 

Website 2: https://nickhutch.com/ 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/nicklovesbooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BookThinkers/ 

X: https://twitter.com/bookthinkers 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/bookthinkers 

Email: nick@implementingbooks.com

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

(0:34) A story of success
(2:44) The difference between physical books and audiobooks
(6:24) What didn't go as planned
(9:59) Nick's jam room
(14:38) Building his team
(22:32) Regretting starting later
(25:32) Marketing his business
(30:03) What's exciting in his business right now
(31:20) How to connect with Nick
(34:20) Outro

 

Mar 4, 2024

Have you ever met someone whose entrepreneurial spirit is so infectious you can't help but be inspired? That's exactly the energy Russ Thomas, President of RST Coaching Academy, brings to the conversation with Tim in today's episode. Russ also talked about his pivot to coaching, inspired by Grant Cardone. This realignment marked a significant shift in his career and life. He discussed the indelible impact of coaching on his own experiences and how it has enabled him to assist others in scaling their businesses.

 

Who is Russ Thomas?

 

Russ Thomas is the founder and President of RST Coaching Academy and Marine Business Growth Solutions. he is an entrepreneur and business coach with decades of experience that defies retirement norms. While peers ponder their financial portfolios, Russ thrives. His journey spans 50+ years, from the tech to the marine industry. As an entrepreneur, he sets ever-higher standards, striving daily.

 

Founder and President of RST Coaching Academy and Marine Business Growth Solutions, Russ pours wisdom into those seeking guidance. His wealth of life and business experience, coupled with training from Grant Cardone, qualifies him to elevate personal and career development. Expect income growth of 15% - 30% within 90 days under his tutelage.

 

In 1973, Russ bought his first business—a gas station in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite initial hesitation, he embraced entrepreneurship. Since then, he’s navigated successful ventures in high-tech and marine industries. Russ’s story exemplifies resilience and commitment to growth. 




Connect with Russ:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rstcoaching/ 

Website 1: https://rstcoachingacademy.com/ 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/rstcoaching/ 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/rstcoachingacademy/ 

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:
(0:00) Intro
(0:43) Russ' story of success
(8:06) What didn't work out in his journey
(14:10) Home office setup
(20:42) Networking and marketing
(29:17) Branding
(33:04) Russ' guest solo
(40:04) Leaving a legacy
(42:37) Where to learn more about Russ
(44:13) Outro

 

Feb 26, 2024

Join our host, Tim, as he dives into the complexities of a tech entrepreneur's journey with Brian Childress, the fractional CTO who mastered the tightrope walk between traditional employment and the wild frontier of freelancing. They discuss client management challenges across time zones while steadfastly honoring contractual commitments. Brian gets personal about a defining moment—returning a hefty deposit to a client— which underscores the value of recognizing when to walk away and the indelible mark of professional integrity. Brian also shares how to stay at the forefront of technology, which requires a commitment to lifelong learning. He also talks about his work-life balance and productivity approach that extends beyond traditional methods. 

 

Who is Brian Childress?

 

Brian Childress, Chief Technology Officer at goLance and Fractional CTO at Summit Labs, is a seasoned tech expert who thrives on knowledge acquisition and dissemination, guiding numerous software engineers in their careers.

He is a recognized authority in application security, developer productivity, and software best practices. His intense concentration on application access control has made him a sought-after resource for insights and advice throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). His expertise in technology has been shared on international platforms.



Connect with Brian:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-childress/ 

Website: https://brianchildress.co/

Github: https://github.com/brian-childress 

X: https://twitter.com/_brianchildress 

Email: brian@brianchildress.co

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro
0:36) Story of success
(1:20) Freelancing and moonlighting
(3:37) What didn't go as planned
(6:50) Process of handling red flags
(8:49) Keeping up with the changes in the industry
(10:59) Jam room
(13:45) Staying productive
(17:30) The differences when he had a job and having a business
(19:43) Hiring coaches and finding the right ones
(23:28) Brian's guest solo
(25:11) Ideal client and onboarding process
(27:00) How to connect with Brian
(27:27) Outro

Feb 19, 2024

Unlock the transformative power of joy in business as Tim speaks with James I. Bond, a behavioral management maestro, in a laughter-filled episode that's as strategic as it is side-splitting. James shares intriguing tales of how small shifts in behavior and mindset can have monumental impacts on financial outcomes. He introduces the concept of 'brain tricks,' a method that uses humor to establish connections and create a favorable impression, leading to support and success. 

 

Who is James I. Bond?

 

James I. Bond is a renowned American marketing figure and a leading Behavioral Management specialist. With a career spanning over two decades, Bond has revolutionized how businesses approach marketing strategies and consumer behavior. His innovative methodologies have been instrumental in shaping the marketing campaigns of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

 

Bond’s expertise lies in his unique ability to understand and predict consumer behavior, enabling businesses to tailor their marketing strategies for maximum impact. His work in Behavioral Management has provided valuable insights into how consumers make purchasing decisions, leading to more effective and targeted marketing campaigns.

 

Bond, a sought-after speaker and consultant, is known for his dynamic presentations and actionable advice. His contributions to the field have earned him numerous awards and recognition, solidifying his position as one of America’s leading Marketing and Behavioral Management experts.



Connect with James:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesibond/ 

His book “Brain Glue”: https://cf.fasterbuyer.com/brain-glue 

Website: https://fastbuyer.com  

 

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com 

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In This Episode:
(0:46) James' story of success
(5:17) Success stories of people who used the same method
(13:22) Roadblocks 
(22:01) Sell emotionally
(25:07) Maintaining cash flow
(36:05) James' guest solo
(37:37) Working with clients
(38:59) Outro

Feb 12, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of business and personal development, the path to success and financial freedom is often perceived as a rigorous and time-consuming endeavor. Today, Tim is joined by Nicky Billou, who shares the transformative power of coaching and mentorship. Nicky shifted from fitness coaching to business coaching. During this conversation, he focuses on the impact of decisive action and the importance of investing in oneself through personal development and coaching.

 

Who is Nicky Billou?

 

Nicky Billou, the author of the book Finish Line Thinking™: How To Think & Win Like a Champion, is a former corporate executive who has transformed into THE trusted adviser for CEOs and top performers in real estate, focusing on optimizing high performance and personal health. His impressive track record includes working with Olympic Gold medalists Donovan Bailey and Mark McKoy, assisting Theresa Dugwell in setting three ultra-distance athletic Guinness World Records, and currently coaching Steve Anderson (aka the Gold Medal Coach), Head Coach of the Canadian National Team Beach Volleyball Program, in energy, fitness, and performance optimization. 

Nicky’s expertise extends to business leaders and top performers across various industries. As a sought-after speaker in the entrepreneurial world, he shares insights on How to Think & Win Like A Champion.



Connect with Nicky:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickybillou 

Website 1: https://www.ecircleacademy.com/ 

Website 2: https://finishlinethinking.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickybillou 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicky.billou 

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(0:38) Story of success

(7:08) Things that didn't go as planned

(12:03) How to stay sharp

(25:04) How Nicky got started

(27:41) Hiring coaches

(36:48) What's exciting in his business right now

(40:40) How to connect with Nicky

(42:30) Outro





Feb 5, 2024

Have you ever wondered how a crushing setback could unexpectedly pave the way to success? Katie Santoro, the CEO and founder of River City Virtual Assistance, joins Tim with a tale that's as enlightening as it is empowering. She opens up about her journey from closing a business during the pandemic to pioneering a new venture that champions work-life balance and combats burnout. To achieve sustainable growth, Katie emphasizes the importance of developing processes and systems that prevent burnout. She discusses time management, delegation, and creating a supportive team environment as vital components of her business's success. 

 

Who is Katie Santoro?

 

Katie Santoro is the founder of River City Virtual Assistants, which she established in 2020 at the height of the global pandemic. After years of considering virtual assisting, Katie was pushed down a new path due to burnout. She combined her years of experience in the legal and insurance industry with the experience gained running her first business venture, a yoga studio, to assist clients in various industries, from basic admin tasks to marketing and website building. 

 

Katie’s vision to grow RCVA happened faster than expected. Still, she has been fortunate to grow her team with others like herself who want true balance between household responsibilities and career aspirations. Working virtually allows the team at RCVA to take care of house and home while keeping their skills relevant and contributing financially to their families. RCVA is dedicated to providing intelligent assistance. Each assistant is college-educated and brings experience from diverse career backgrounds. RCVA is also committed to providing meaningful employment at a living wage to individuals within the USA.

 

Connect with Katie:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiesantoro/
Wesbite: https://rivercity-va.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rivercity_va 

 

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Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar
Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com
LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ 

 

In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro
(0:34) The positive note
(1:20) What didn't go as planned
(4:43) Katie's jam room
(14:57) Delegating tasks
(22:14) Handling contractors
(27:15) Making sure cashflow is positive
(34:40) Katie's guest solo
(36:02) Ideal clients
(39:21) Matching process
(40:49) How to connect with Katie
(42:15) Outro

 

Jan 29, 2024

Today, Tim talks to Ken Paskins, the CEO of ShiftSpot, who offers an illuminating perspective on managing a business and catalyzing substantial growth within it. Drawing parallels between the strategic shuffling of top operators in SEAL teams and fostering strong middle management, Ken underscores the idea that growth through people is a fundamental business tenet. He candidly shares early setbacks faced by Shiftspot and the importance of cultivating a business support system that aligns with the company's goals. His journey provides a roadmap for entrepreneurs to navigate the complex terrain of audience engagement and resilient business development.

Who is Ken Paskins?

Ken Paskins is the Founder of GCE Strategic Consulting and The Shift Spot™. He has a wealth of experience in leadership, including operations, sales, acquisitions, strategic planning, and P&L management (up to $500M) while leading teams north of 400+ people across North America and Europe for Fortune 100 companies such as Oracle. 

Ken grew up in Noblesville, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University. He watched his father and grandfather try to make businesses work while learning on the job, and not having the experience needed to truly know how to run a successful business, so he decided there had to be a better way and worked his way up the corporate ladder learning the skills needed to run a business the right way.

Ken has been a fractional COO for over 3 decades, helping companies from pre-revenue to $50M. His clients include HVAC, accounting firms, legal practices, software companies, etc. Additionally, he has experience in PE, VC (including Sequoia) and M&A.


Connect with Ken:

Website 1: https://www.facebook.com/TheShiftSpot

Website 2: http://www.gcestrategicconsulting.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenpaskins/ 

Email: ken@gcestrategicconsulting.com

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In This Episode:
(0:36) The good note
(3:26) What didn't go well
(8:28) Leadership and accidental entrepreneurs
(12:04) Organizing the jam room
(14:05) The importance of fitness
(19:10) Finding clients
(22:21) Getting referrals
(23:55) Building your team and delegating
(27:47) Ken's guest solo
(28:32) Target market
(32:56) How to connect with Ken
(34:05) Outro

Jan 22, 2024

In this episode, Tim is joined by Neil Twa, Voltage's visionary CEO, who shares the raw trials and triumphs of leaving the security of corporate life for the entrepreneur lifestyle. Neil reveals a trove of strategic wisdom for making an indelible mark in the competitive digital landscape. Together, they dissect the art of crafting offers you can't refuse and the decisive moves that can catapult you from obscurity to influence. Neil outlines Voltage's ambitious trajectory and focus on acquiring e-commerce companies, signifying a shift towards a more acquisition-focused strategy. This portion of the conversation guides those looking to understand the nuances of e-commerce and how to identify and capitalize on opportunities within this dynamic field.

 

Who is Neil Twa?

Neil Twa is the founder and CEO of Voltage Holdings, a company that helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses and achieve financial freedom. He is also the host of the High Voltage Business Builders podcast, where he interviews successful business owners who have made their next million through passive income streams. Whether it's e-commerce, consulting, real estate, M&A, or anything else, his guests share their stories, insights, and tips on how they built their empires from scratch. You'll learn how they leveraged systems, hard work, and a passion for business-building to create wealth and impact.

 

Connect with Neil:

Website: https://www.voltagedm.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neiltwa 

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0CgYlYXz4IdYwtwaymoVUg 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neiltwa/ 

Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/voltagefba 

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro
(0:39) Neil's story of success
(2:07) What didn't go as planned
(8:07) Make an irresistible offer
(11:04) Treat your side hustle as a real business
(20:18) Moving physical products
(23:35) Organizing the jam room
(32:42) Adjusting this gameplan
(35:38) Evolving business
(38:04) What is exciting in his business right now
(41:07) Ideal client
(44:36) How to connect with Neil
(45:25) Outro




Jan 15, 2024

When you blend the harmonious world of symphony with the dynamic pace of entrepreneurship, you get a masterclass in managing cash flow and achieving success from the comfort of your home. In this episode, Tim talks with Uroš Lovišček, an experienced and licensed tax advisor at Optitax Financial. With a narrative that resonates like a well-composed melody, they dive into the nuances of creating a successful home office, balancing work and life, and, importantly, orchestrating a business's cash flow to hit high notes of profitability.

 

Who is Uroš Lovišček?

Uroš Lovišček is an experienced and licensed tax advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. He is skilled in accounting, financial analysis, and financial reporting. Uroš is a corporate and personal tax consultant working on optimizing your taxes. He provides full service for companies looking to incorporate in Slovenia. Uroš and his team help businesses write an effective business plan followed by weekly, biweekly, or monthly cash flow analysis and planning.

 

Connect with Uroš Lovišček:

Website: https://mfcfo.pro/ 

LinkedIn: https://si.linkedin.com/in/uro%C5%A1-lovi%C5%A1%C4%8Dek-24b8b9119 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcH8Mk8eoEkEjIvGdESKIRA 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uros_themfcfo/ 

 

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro
(0:44) Story of success
(3:32) What did not go as planned
(9:21) Trusting your gut
(10:52) Handling cashflow
(22:50) Irregular income
(27:51) Setting up a successful home office
(35:22) Hiring team members
(39:01) How to connect with Uroš
(44:04) Outro

 

Jan 8, 2024

In digital marketing, SEO stands as a towering presence, often dictating the success or failure of online ventures. In this episode, Tim talks with Brandon Leibowitz, founder, and operator of SEO Optimizers, and they dive into the world of search engine optimization and how it serves as a cornerstone for building a formidable online presence. Brandon shares insights that would act as a guiding light for businesses navigating the competitive and ever-changing SEO landscape. His expertise goes beyond mere tactics; it encompasses a holistic understanding of digital marketing that includes leveraging the burgeoning potential of artificial intelligence.

 

Who is Brandon Leibowitz?

Brandon Leibowitz, the brains behind SEO Optimizers, jumped into the digital marketing world in 2007 after studying Business Marketing. Starting with little know-how, he learned the ropes by devouring books, videos, and chatting with other marketers.

He and his company were both newbies in the digital game. They learned together, attending classes and workshops, and soaking up all the knowledge they could get. This teamwork inspired Brandon to start teaching SEO workshops.

SEO Optimizers help small and medium-sized businesses get noticed online, bringing in more customers and boosting sales. Brandon’s journey shows how learning together can spark big ideas. As a mentor, he keeps paving the way for businesses to shine in the digital world.

 

Connect with Brandon Leibowitz:

Website: https://seooptimizers.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonleibowitz 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/brandonleibowitz 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leibowitzbrandon 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonLeibs 

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(0:38) Brandon's story of success

(3:55) Things that didn't go according to plan

(7:00) What to focus on in marketing

(11:54) Tools to use

(14:00) DIY vs. hiring someone to do it

(17:50) How to stay on top of the changes

(20:44) Organic vs. paid strategies

(23:26) How much does it cost?

(28:39) What's exciting in Brandon's business right now

(34:24) How to find Brandon

(34:58) Outro 

Jan 1, 2024

In today’s episode, Tim is joined by Richard Parker, the business acquisition wizard behind Diomo and RichardParker.com. They talk about Richard’s journey, from leveraging a cold to clinch the Sega Video rights deal in Eastern Canada to outlining the strategic imperatives that fueled his trajectory across 13 company purchases. It's a story that resonates with anyone who's faced financial adversity and highlights the necessity of forging one's path in the unpredictable business world. Richard's story is about the triumphs, the setbacks, and what they taught him. Ti and Richard also discuss their skepticism about the modern-day university system, debating its effectiveness in preparing students for the workforce. It's an episode that balances practical insights with heartfelt advice, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in business acquisition or entrepreneurship.

 

Who is Richard Parker?

Richard Parker has been helping people achieve their dreams of owning a business for over 30 years. His ‘How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price’ program has sold over 100,000 copies in over 80 countries. The Dalio family office hired him and, for several years, worked as a mentor to one of Ray Dalio’s sons, teaching him the art of buying small businesses. He has personally purchased 13 of his own companies plus one co-investment with purchase prices ranging from $50,000 to over $200 million. Richard has appeared in Forbes, The New York Times, TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., and has over 200 published articles to his credit.

 

Connect with Richard Parker
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@richardparkerbuybusiness 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichardParkerDiomo 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richardparkerdiomo/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richparker1/ 

Website 1: https://richardparker.com/ 

Website 2: https://www.diomo.com/ 

 

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In This Episode:

(0:00) Intro

(0:57) The good note

(5:44) The bad note

(8:34) Know what you don't know

(10:13) The optimism gene

(13:09) The band

(17:46) The employee mindset

(22:32) Willingness to help others

(25:00) Staying good at what you do

(28:58) Focusing on the weakness vs. what you're good at

(35:08) Richard's guest solo

(44:59) Outro




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