Self Made Strategies

Self Made Strategies

Curiosity, Innovation, Resilience, Creativity, Determination – All of these words evoke the spirit of a self made entrepreneur, but how do they do what they do? The Self Made Strategies podcast is here to explore how entrepreneurs grow their businesses, minds, selves, communities and brands to achieve a better world. Listen in, every Thursday, to hear the Self Made Strategies from a new entrepreneur.

Episodes

October 7, 2021

On this episode we sat down with Michael Vertolli, President and Chief Executive Officer of ComTec Systems. Mike joined ComTec in 1989 as a member of the technical engineering team. Five years later in 1994, he purchased a controlling interest in the company and assumed overall control of operations. Mike helped the company develop from a two-person consulting firm into one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing privately-owned techn...

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On this episode, you will hear from Amanda Rabideau, the CEO of Arch Collective. Amanda built her career growing businesses using effective marketing, strategy, and sales practices. Over the past fifteen years, she has worked with large enterprises like Dell, Microsoft, CoreLogic, and tech start-ups including Cloudstaff, New Relic, and OraMetrix (acquired by Dentsply Sirona March 2018). Throughout her career, Amanda served as a t...

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On this episode, you will hear from Robert L. Mickles, the Co-Founder/Director/Editor of 360 Digital Studios.  Rob is a filmmaker based out of Croydon, Pennsylvania, who has been doing full service production studio work, with a knack for collaboration, since before attending college.  Video production takes Rob all over the world. He typically serves the following areas: Philadelphia, NYC/NJ, DMV area (DE/MD/VA/D.C), Texas, Cali...

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On this episode, you will hear from Dr. Mike Simpson.  Dr. Mike is best known for his role as an investigator on the History Channel’s docu-reality series “Hunting Hitler.” He has served over three decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Green Beret, and a doctor of emergency medicine assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

Trained as a demolitions expert, SWAT sniper, high altitude low opening (HALO) pa...

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September 9, 2021 55 min

Nardeep Khurmi is an acclaimed writer, director, and actor hailing from the suburbs of Philly by way of Switzerland and England. You can usually catch him on some mountain likely out of breath. Or pigging out on some delicious street food. He studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, FAMU International in Prague, Czech Republic, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), and recently completed a 5 year training with teacher Stephen Book. 

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Joris Bryon is the founder and CEO of Dexter Agency, a remote team of e-commerce conversion optimization and email marketing specialists.  The agency serves high-revenue e-commerce stores that are ready for continuous growth. With over 1500 A/B tests under his belt, Joris wrote the book “Kill Your Conversion Killers” to help all the
online stores he hasn’t worked with (yet).

Check out Joris’ free e-book (that we mention during the ...

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Raúl Galera is the Chief Advocate at ReferralCandy, an app that allows e-commerce brands to set up and run customer referral programs. ReferralCandy is the leading platform in terms of referral marketing for e- commerce brands. Founded over 10 years ago, ReferralCandy has helped over 30,000 brands leverage the power of word-of-mouth and turn their customer base into their marketing team.

Referral marketing is a blend of organic co...

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On this episode, we sat down with Mark Rockwell. Mark spends his time helping frustrated business owners build healthy thriving companies and find their love of being an entrepreneur again. Mark works with business owners who are frustrated by their inability to scale up and become more profitable. He helps them create their vision, and implement an operating platform that builds a healthy, thriving company.

Mark is both an attorne...

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On this episode, we sat down with Joey Mure and Russ Morgan, of Wealth Without Wall Street. Russ and Joey are serial entrepreneurs and currently operate 19 short term rentals along with several other investment strategies. They love to talk about the challenges and motivations they experience as business owners and helping others pursue financial freedom.

The wall street mindset separates families, entrepreneurs, and business owner...

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On this episode, we sat down with Rachel Marshall and Bruce Wehner, of the Money Advantage.

The Money Advantage is a team of financial freedom architects for wealth creators. Using their 3-step roadmap, you maximize your money by keeping more of what you make, protecting it, and turning it into cash-flowing assets. Their family office model brings you the concierge service usually reserved for the ultra-wealthy – a team of licensed...

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On this episode, we sat down with Christopher Hamze. Christopher has been searching for print on demand his entire life, he just didn't know it. His early entrepreneurial efforts started with a candy shop at the age of 8 to then helping grow the family pizza business through his teens. Even after pursuing an MBA and law degree, Chris always knew something was missing. He knew he had the entrepreneurial spirit but he just didn&#...
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Van Carlson is the Founder & CEO at SRA and has over twenty five years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van focuses Strategic Risk Alternatives on risk management primarily and facilitates SRA to assess and solve for the risks our clients have. Van’s primary goal is to ...
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On this episode, we spoke with Tom Stern, writer of Fear Less, Sell More: Find Your Courage and Make Millions. Tom was the black sheep in a family of lions. Tom’s father was one of the founders of cable television, and his great grandfather, a prominent philanthropist, was the CEO and chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Co. at the turn of the twentieth century. As an ADHD child with dyslexia, Tom was unable to live up to those lofty exp...
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On this episode, we spoke with Jamie Nash, writer of Save the Cat! Writes for TV: The Last Book on Creating Binge-Worthy Content You'll Ever Need.  Jamie Nash has been a working screenwriter for more than a decade.  He's written feature films for Lionsgate, Haxan Films and Nickelodeon, among others.  He is primarily a genre writer for Horror and Family (a weird combo, right?), he somehow makes it work.  His new book SAVE TH...
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On this episode, we spoke with Jeff Epstein, of onboard.io.  Jeff was previously the founder of Ambassador, the world's #1 referral tracking, attribution and management platform for businesses, for over 9 years. INC 5000 recognized Ambassador as one of the fastest-growing companies in the USA, and they were acquired in 2018. Jeff is a lifelong entrepreneur at heart and a 2011 NYC TechStar graduate.  He's been through the up...
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On this episode, we spoke with Jared Curry (@officialjaredcurry). Jared Curry is a 19 year old, 7 figure business owner. After scaling his business, Scope Marketing, to 7 figures, he moved on to the next project: 6 Figure Agency Elite Coaching Program. He partnered with Billy Willson whose student he used to be. Together they are offering a new coaching program for agency owners teaching them how to scale their business. Jared ...
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On this episode, we spoke with Tim Keen.  Tim is a LA-based marketer (originally from Melbourne, Australia, with a stint in Montreal) whose previous day job was with a touring rock band. He learned the ropes of performance marketing (the main focus of this episode) by dropshipping sex toys and bootleg Harry Potter merch. He then leveraged that experience to get his first-ever full-time job at the age of 28, which consisted of runni...
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On this episode, we sat down with Rocky Lalvani. Rocky serves as Chief Profitability Advisor for business owners. He teaches them how to ensure they get paid and they make profit a priority! As a certified Profit First Professional he implements Mike Michalowicz's Profit First System.  We change the accounting formula of Sales - Expenses = Profit to Sales - Profit = Expenses.  This ensures Profit comes first! (PS. It...
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On this episode, we sat down with Michele Molitor, the founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting Inc., and co-author of “Breakthrough Healing.” She works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing more than 25 years of experience, intuitive insights and strategic business savvy to their success. She is an expert at enhancing the capacity of leaders, to build high performing teams and exponentially increase bottom-line results. Michele’s...
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On this episode, we sat down with Claire Bahn, a personal brand strategist and the CEO and Founder of Claire Bahn Group.  She helps high-achieving entrepreneurs, investors, founders, and executives create magnetic personal brands to increase their visibility, deal flow, and opportunities.  She found her way into personal branding after her career as an actress did not work out.  Even though acting didn't pan out, she did find t...
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