Professional on the Go

Professional on the Go

“Professional on the Go” is a podcast that will give you the inspiration, tips and tools on how to win and live your best life as an independent professional. Your hosts are Barry Moltz, Small Business expert and Chinwe Onyeagoro, who is the CEO of PocketSuite which an office in your pocket for independent service professionals.

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March 5, 2020 43 min
Dr. Ian Dunbar, the man who wrote the book on pet training and developed the first ever puppy-training courses in the country. Go to any local dog park in your city and most of the dogs there have been influenced by his work!

He has written six books with hundreds of thousands of copies in circulation. He has a Udemy course that has trained more than 40K pet parents and trainers. He was the founder of the Association of Pet Dog Tra...
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On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we are talking to Nicole Stuart (https://nicolestuart.com/) who is a celebrity fitness trainer who has trained the likes of Kate Hudson, Portia de Rossi, Goldie Hawn, Anna Faris and Julia Ormond. Nicole practices a creative style of Pilates that blends dance, yoga, stretching and cross-training to help her clients benefit their bodies as well as their minds and spirits. Nicole has appeared...
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On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we are talking to Kyra Sundance who is a dog trainer, performer, and author. Kyra quite literally wrote the book on “how to teach dogs to do tricks” called 101 Dog Tricks, which has over 1 million copies in print and has been translated into 22 languages. Her company, Do More With Your Dog (http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/), is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of...
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On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we are talking to Harry Josh who is a legend in the hairstyling, beauty, and fashion industry not only because of his tremendous skill in dressing the hair of celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tina Fey, Ellen Pompeo, Gisele Bundchen, but also because of his super successful product line, called Harry Josh Pro Tools, including the most instagrammed hairdryer in the world, t...
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Yoga is a big part of the health and wellness industry. 36 million Americans practice yoga and spend $16 billion on yoga classes, clothing, equipment, and accessories each year. The number of Americans doing yoga grew by 50% between 2012 and 2016 alone! On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we explore:

- What makes yoga so popular and why the recent boom in popularity?
- How much do Yoga Instructors make?
- What is the secret to ...
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Our featured guest on this episode of Professional-on-the-Go is Rocco Castellano.

Rocco started out his adult life serving time in jail. He tells us the amazing story of how he, determined to make a better life for himself, went from one "family business" to another. Out of jail, Rocco bought his cousins' gym, leading him down the path to a very successful Personal Training career (with some surprises along the way, as ...
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The Sharing Economy has made it possible for everyone, not just the super wealthy, to have services on-demand, and this includes house cleaning services. With a higher demand for cleaning services, how has the cleaning industry grown and changed? We discuss:

-How technology has helped cleaning professionals make more money
-Why trust is key for a cleaning professional’s relationship with a client
-Why cleaning service professionals ha...
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More people than ever have a personal trainer these days. It used to be that only really wealthy people hired personal trainers, but with the shift to an on-demand economy, it has become more accessible. Everyone can have their own personal trainer just like everyone can have their own driver with Uber or stay in exotic locations with AirBnb!

This is a great episode for anyone considering becoming a personal trainer or is curious ab...
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On this episode of Professional on the Go, we talk about life coaching as an independent service profession. We discuss:

- What exactly is a life coach and how is it different than being a mentor?
- Why do people hire a life coach?
- How does someone get the professional credentials to be one? Is there state licensing?
- How much money can you make as a life coach?
- Do people often have both a therapist and a life coach, or just have...
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October 1, 2019 31 min
Today we are talking about an industry that is booming: the pet industry. According to the American Pet Products Association, consumers in the U.S. spend $70 billion on our pets. There are many pet professionals that are tapping into this boom by providing services such as training, grooming, boarding, and walking. In this episode we focus on dog trainers as independent service professionals:

- How do people become dog trainers? Wha...
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The nature of work has changed. Less people are working for companies and more are designing their own careers as freelancers. Why the big change? What are freelancers looking for that they can’t get at a regular job? How do big corporations feel about this trend? How do freelancers save for retirement and secure health insurance? What tools are freelancers using to help them run their business and become more productive? Also, Cai...
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On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we talk about the trending lash technician profession. Lash technicians have a specialized job in the beauty industry working on eyelashes.

Why has this profession become so popular? Do you need to be certified for this work? Do lash technicians usually work independently or at a salon? How much can an eyelash tech make a year? We answer these questions, plus we speak with Elizabeth Jennin...
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The way we go about finding the best handyman, HVAC technician, and other home service professionals has really changed over the past 10 years. It used to be that you would just ask a friend or neighbor or look in the yellow pages, but now there apps such as Angie’s List, TaskRabbit, Thumbtack, Upwork, and more where you can find a whole host of service professionals. These platforms are convenient for consumers, but is it a good b...
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One billion people use Instagram every month. It has become an incredible tool for small businesses to build a pipeline of future clients if they know how to use it well. On this episode, we share how independent professionals can start to develop engaged communities online, and what’s actually at stake if you’re not successful in doing this. Here to help us master Instagram is Amanda Tress, fitness professional, influencer in the ...
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There are many different types of professional photographers in the market, but one specialty in particular is becoming quite popular: real estate photography. We share more about what’s involved with this type of work and why there is such a growing interest in this niche. Our guest Brandon Cooper is a real estate photographer who also runs photographyforrealestate.net, a blog that helps real estate photographers be successful. Yo...
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There are so many business apps and productivity tools for independent business owners these days. They range from business messaging and marketing apps to shopping and scheduling to payment and accounting apps to taxes and document signature/storage/management apps. How do you select the business apps that are right for you? We discuss:

- Where to go to research business apps
- Whether you should look for multiple apps or an all-in...
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On this episode of Professional-on-the-Go, we talk about what’s hot and what’s not about the esthetics industry. We’re talking about trends that are impacting estheticians, skin care professionals, and service providers in the spa & salon community. We first discuss:

- What exactly is an esthetician? What do they do?
- What’s the difference between a dermatologist and an esthetician?
- Why is esthetics a hot career path right now?...
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On this episode of The Professional-on-the-Go Podcast, we are talking about the popular communication app WhatsApp and its applications for independent service professionals and small business. Our guest is Natalie Zfat, a social media expert and Forbes contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Facebook, Samsung, LinkedIn and American Express. We talk about:

- What is WhatsApp? What do...
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Square revolutionized the credit card processing market for small business, and they are a very popular payment processing solution. But there are so many other mobile apps out there now that make it possible for you to get paid online - Venmo, CashApp, ApplePay, AmazonPay, GooglePay, FacebookPay. We discuss:

- Which payment apps can be used for business as an individual service professional and which should just be for personal use...
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It used to be a nightmare to set up your business to accept credit card payments. Now, it’s incredibly easy, and thankfully so because 90% of customers' payments are coming in the form of credit and debit cards. If you don’t accept credit cards, it’s going to be difficult to grow.

On this episode, we walk you through how easy it is to set up credit card payment processing for your business. We answer:

- What are the different opt...
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