The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

You’re gonna love this DAILY, commercial-free entrepreneur spotlight show. We feature CEOs and founders of 6-9 figure B2B companies. Agencies, coaches, consultants, and other leaders share not only their success stories - but their advice for business leaders focused on business growth. You’re going to hear real stories from real people all in 15-25 minutes time - perfect for your commute. On this podcast, your host, Josh Elledge encourages entrepreneurs to share not only their expertise but their stories and their hearts. We believe that every person has a unique message which can positively impact the world. Even YOU! If you’d like to be featured on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, apply here: https://UpMyInfluence.com/guest/

Episodes

May 16, 2022 18 min

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the founder and CMO of InboxDone, Yaro Starak. 

InboxDone is an email management virtual executive assistance service. They both develop email management systems and assign their clients executive assistants who will learn everything about the business so they can adequately manage their clients’ inboxes. More often than not, InboxDone’s clients want ...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the founder and CEO of AmplifiedNOW, Kathleen Celmins. 

AmplifiedNOW is a content marketing agency that’s pivoting into a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who want to do their own marketing. When you’re just starting out, you need to do a lot more of your own marketing. AmplifiedNOW provides templates, playbooks, and tactics in a full suite of services an...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the President of Effective Performance Strategies and author of the new book, From Orangutan to Rocket Scientist: How To Lead and Engage Your Team Through Effective Process, Ryan Weiss. 

Effective Performance Strategies operate at the intersection of people and process. They help great businesses fuel growth and drive profitability through people alignm...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, Andy Cagnetta.

Transworld Business Advisors is a brokerage firm that helps buyers and sellers acquire or sell businesses. They sell all sorts of business at varying stages of growth, though they generally work with 1 – 5 million-dollar businesses. Transworld sets themselves apart by creating competition for dea...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the author of The Go-Giver, Bob Burg

The Go-Giver philosophy starts with shifting your focus from getting to giving, Bob explains. In this context, it means providing immense value to others regardless of return. If you execute this correctly, you’ll not only conduct business in a more fulfilling way, but you’ll earn more business organically. When you...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the author of The 3 Secrets of Business Success, John Gardiner.

John shares that he didn’t actually mean to write his book from the very beginning. He began by writing some business articles for LinkedIn with the intention of helping his followers or maybe even business students with his plethora of knowledge. He wrote some 24 articles before he realize...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the CEO and Principal Data Scientist at Arricor, Luke Arrigoni.

Arricor helps enterprise-sized companies solve data science problems by providing complex machine learning solutions and systems. Arricor can develop algorithms that will help enterprises better understand and predict their customer bases. They help companies unlock the power of their data t...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with media celebrity, SiriusXM Radio host, speaker, writer, and media consultant, Sharrarne Morton.

Sharrarne explains that she majored in broadcast journalism and even had a radio show. She knew it was her calling as she left college. She was then asked to do some commentary on an ABC affiliate for a one-off appearance, where their ratings went through th...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the co-founder of Clairty Coat, Adam Huber. 

Clarity Coat is a peelable paint, also known as a liquid car wrap. It can be used on a variety of types of vehicles with ease. This is a new option for automotive body shops to utilize so that they can expand their business operations outside of working with insurance companies. Adam shares that it’s never a g...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the co-founder of I-Fearless, David Stone. 

I-Fearless helps left-brainers in tech and engineering conquer self-doubt and imposter syndrome. David shares that from the beginning, many of us are conditioned to believe everything we do is not enough. Fear is the common denominator throughout all of this. Infants are only born with two fears; falling and l...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the founder and CEO of MainStreet, Doug Ludlow. 

MainStreet works with small businesses to help them use their time more efficiently to build their business. Between managing administrative tasks and finances, business owners have no time left to actually grow their company. MainStreet makes it easier than ever and puts your fintech stack in one place. 

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the founder and CEO of Draft.Dev, Karl Hughes. 

Draft.Dev writes technical content for companies that want to reach software engineers. Typically, the companies Draft.Dev works with are businesses that design tools for software engineers. They create content around things like continuous integration platforms and other complex software tools. The main i...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the CEO and founder of Forma.ai, Nabeil Alazzam.

Forma.ai changes the way large organizations pay and motivate their sales teams. There are 50 million sales representatives across North America that are paid on a variable compensation structure. How they’re paid is based on how well they do. Poorly managed compensation is one of the biggest pain points i...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the founder of The Thought Leaders, Doug McIsaac.

Doug helps coaches and consultants multiply their impact, influence, and income without multiplying their hours. He also saves them from billing by the hour. Doug found that, after years of doing lead generation with his company Social Montana, his coach and consultant clients would cancel their lead gen...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the founder and CEO of Sartoris Digital, Nick Collins. 

Sartoris Digital helps their clients put their business in the ‘right time’ and position to serve their ideal prospects. Nick and his team have worked with major companies such as Ford, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, United, Wilson, and more. Sartoris has done a broad array of work for these larg...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to networking concierge, author, motivational speaker, podcaster, and the man known as “The Guy Who Knows a Guy”, Michael Whitehouse.

Michael collects and connects people, so to speak. He loves fostering connections that provide value. Over time, he connected more and more people and realized this was a skill he could teach others, so he went on to write Th...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the founder and CEO of Pushbutton Podcasts, Richard Matthews. 

Pushbutton Podcasts is a full service podcasting agency that focuses on small business get into the small marketing game. Pushbutton Podcasts makes it as easy as ‘pushing the start and stop button’ for their clients to be podcasters. They handle everything from show notes and production to...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the founder and CEO of Prominence Publishing, Suzanne Doyle-Ingram. 

Prominence Publishing is a publishing company that exclusively works with business professionals to write non-fiction books. They work with professionals who want to use their book to leverage and position themselves better within their vertical. Suzanne explains that they help busy bus...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the CEO of Pikmykid, Pat Bhava. 

Pikmykid provides dismissal automation solutions to schools so that children and parents don’t need to wait longer than necessary to be picked up from school. Their solutions make things easier for parents and kids and allows teachers to spend more time focusing on what really matters. 

Pat explains that he doesn’t have a...

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  In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the CEO of Social27, Ike Kehal. Social27 helps host virtual and hybrid events that make an impact. Ike shares that when they went to market in early 2020, once COVID-19 hit, they experienced a boom in business. Their solution was new but grew rapidly during the age of the pandemic. Josh and Ike explore the new future of events. One thing is for ce...
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