Samantha Kozuch – From Startup to Out of Business in 36 Hours - Podcast Episode 19

podcast Apr 23, 2020

Samantha Kozuch is an ex-fitness influencer who pivoted her brand after many started asking her for help on how they too could grow and monetize their following. In 2019, she took a huge financial risk by shutting down her 6-figure video production company while also breaking thousands of dollars worth of influencer contracts with infamous brands to go all-in on launching her business courses teaching both influencers and entrepreneurs the importance of building a list outside social media and how to build a personal brand, grow an engaged following, pitch to land paid partnerships and methods to monetize social media platforms by selling products and services; and by taking the risk of going “all-in” allowed her to 10x her income!

She’s passionate about helping influencers and entrepreneurs ‘think beyond their follower numbers' and monetize their social media accounts using her Social Media Funnel Blueprint. She teaches using “soul and goal”...

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James Patrick - Adapting Your Business to the Corona Economy - Podcast Episode 18

Uncategorized Apr 16, 2020
James Patrick is an award winning photographer, best selling author, entrepreneur coach, podcast host and public speaker based in Phoenix, AZ.  He is the founder of FITposium, an annual conference guiding fitness entrepreneurs to grow their careers.  James has received a bevy of awards for his work as a photographer, marketer and entrepreneur.  Leveraging his diverse experience, James has presented on stages coast-to-coast in the United Sates and has been interviewed for numerous TV, radio, magazine, newspaper and podcast features.  James Patrick's mission is to create art and opportunities for others.

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Ajit George - Massive Pivot Amid Corona Quarantine - Podcast Episode 17

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2020
Ajit Mathew George is a serial entrepreneur, opportunity maker, creative marketer, TEDx organizer emeritus, food & wine aficionado, philanthropist and certified Dream Builder™ Life Coach who divides his time between Wilmington, Delaware and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, He is also the author of The Magic of The Red Carpet, in which he shares how anyone can learn to give a great TEDx talk by following 101 tips while sharing his unlikely journey from being organizer of TEDxWilmington to founding Second Chances Farm (
Ajit is the founder of Second Chances Farm, LLC, ( an organization focused on hiring and giving turn key entrepreneurial opportunities to people returning from prison after serving their sentences through the creation of indoor, hydroponic vertical farms – or “plant factories.” Second Chances plans to produce organic produce, year-round,...
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PPP, EIDL, and Economic Impact Payments Update

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2020

By now, most of us have applied for the EIDL and or the PPP.  

Many of us applied early last week.

We're all expecting the $1200 checks.

The question we're all asking now is - where's the money? 

Since we haven't done a public webinar in 3 business days now, I thought I'd take a quick moment to update everyone on what we're seeing:


The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is the program that's run and funded by the SBA.  Since the CARES Act was passed, the EIDL also includes a $10,000 grant that businesses can use for things like payroll, rent, and other operating expenses. The EIDL is applied for via the SBA's website.  So far, this program has been an absolute disaster.

Payments - 
To the best of my knowledge NO ONE has received the emergency grant nor the full loan since the CARES Act was passed a few weeks ago.  The slow payments have even started to get the attention of major news outlets and a few senators.

I have seen...

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Where to Apply for PPP Loans

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020

(Last Updated 4/8/2020 5:41pm CDT) -

Wells Fargo is going to start accepting applications again as of 4/8/2020.
Chase is again accepting applications as of 4/6/2020.
Navy Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications. Link below.
Bank of America is now accepting applications. Link below.


Today is April 3, 2020 which means that banks and credit unions are now legally allowed to start processing Payroll Protection Program (aka PPP aka 3P aka P3 aka "that loan that can be forgiven").

Where do you apply? Which banks can do this stuff?

I've started compiling a list! 

If you'd like more information on the program, we are offering another free webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT.  We will go over the programs and take your questions live! Register here.

I will update this list periodically as new information becomes available.  

  • 21st Century Bank
  • America First FCU – Apply at this link by clicking Apply Now. You’ll need a business...
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Kim Guedry - Imposter Syndrome during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - Podcast Episode 16

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2020
Kim Guedry is Co-Founder and President of Ceveal Solutions, LLC, a San Diego-based start-up helping organizations take their complex problems and create viable solutions. As strategic planners and problem solvers, Ceveal Solutions supports clients, across any industry, in identifying, planning, and implementing ideas so they can decrease risk and/or increase profit.
Prior to co-founding her company, Kim altruistically gave over 20 years of service to our nation in the US Coast Guard as an active duty and reserve member. Some of her assignments included Commanding Officer of a Coastal Patrol Boat during the 9-11 tragedies, Deputy Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Chief of Operations for US Southern Command’s Crisis Action Team, and a Coast Guard Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for FEMA Region II covering New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. She cut her teeth driving cutters (ships) but transitioned to support and lead...
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CFO Thoughts - Are You Showing Up?

cfo thoughts Mar 26, 2020

Leadership. We talk a lot about it. We read about it. We rave over amazing TedTalks on leadership.

Right now, people need us to lead them - maybe more than ever before.

Are you showing up as a leader?

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Rocky Romanella - Avoiding a Culture of Lies and Hidden Truths - Podcast Episode 15

Uncategorized Mar 25, 2020

After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky Romanella became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of engineering, construction management and installation services to companies specializing in the telecommunications field.

Rocky is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services.

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CFO Thoughts - The Work-From-Home Mindset

cfo thoughts Mar 24, 2020

Working from home is a DREAM!

Yeah, if you've been working from home for more than about 2 hours you know that's not necessarily the case.

Establishing the right mindset is they key to success when working from home...

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CFO Thoughts - Possible Alternatives to Layoffs?

cfo thoughts Mar 20, 2020

Hey everybody, my name is Michael King. I hope you're having a great Thursday. like many of you, yesterday was a complete poo show, and I let the day get ahead of me and I did not record a video is I promised I would. So, I will make up for that by posting two videos tomorrow for FEI Friday. So, today though.

In the interest of time, I will not be able to edit anything. So you're going to get kind of a raw, unedited take here. So whatever I get on the first take is what's going out there, a good, ugly, or indifferent. So, what am I grateful for today? I am grateful for the fact that despite all of the shortages at the grocery store, there was still plenty of coffee because I have been to slamming coffee for the better part of two days.

and so I'm very grateful that, the whole foods by my house wasn't out of coffee. And I'm thankful that the coworking space, that I'm a member of. Also had coffee. So you're probably thinking to yourself, Mike, it doesn't sound like you're practicing...

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