40: Scaling Your Business Through Collaboration – with Alex Hillman – Co-Founder of Indy Hall

Alex quit his job at an agency doing web development to freelance, and it was great. He had freedom to choose what he worked on, and when. He had the flexibility to arrange his work around his life (instead of the other way around). And he got to choose work that was interesting, fulfilling, and …

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SMS Hustle Story – Alex Hillman

This is the Self Made Strategies Hustle Story about Alex Hillman, the Co-Founder of Indy Hall. Alex quit his job at an agency doing web development to freelance, and it was great. He had freedom to choose what he worked on, and when. He had the flexibility to arrange his work around his life (instead …

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39: Bringing Innovation to Large Organizations – with Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer of the AACR Foundation & VP of Development

Mitch Stoller is the Chief Philanthropic Officer of the AACR Foundation and Vice President of Development. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the first and largest cancer organization in the world, with 44,000 members in 120 countries. In his role, Stoller is responsible for leading the Foundation team to increase organizational brand awareness …

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SMS Hustle Story – Mitch Stoller, AACR

This is the Self Made Strategies Hustle Story about Mitch Stoller, the Chief Philanthropic Officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation and Vice President of Development. The AACR is the first and largest cancer organization in the world, with 44,000 members in 120 countries. In his role, Stoller is responsible for leading …

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38: Prospecting and Podcasting 101 – with Greg Holdsman, Founder of the Philly Famous Podcast

Greg Holdsman is the founder of the Philly Famous Podcast (https://phillyfamouspodcast.com/) and a life-long Philadelphian and graduate of Philly’s Central High School (274), Greg pursued his academic and athletic path as a college basketball player at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. However, in his first two years, he suffered four concussions and had to retire …

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37: Cause Marketing Strategies – Katie Wright Founder of RightCause, LLC

Katie Wright is the Founder and CEO at Right Cause, LLC. RightCause is a boutique consultancy specializing in the development of cause marketing strategies and cross-sector partnerships. 8RightCause determines the right cause, the right partners, and the right message for your company to deepen community engagement and strengthen brand reputation. Katie has provided creative, cost-effective, …

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36: Tech Startup Advice from Brian Smith – Co-Founder of Leon

LEON (myleon.co) is a corporate wellness platform that focuses on creating a world where one’s workplace empowers them to lead a healthier life. The world’s first employee-focused wellness platform. Their team is focused on creating a world where one’s workplace empowers them to lead a healthier life. LEON engages employees in places where they are …

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35: Influencer Marketing with Briana Sposato – Founder of In Between Rivers

Briana is a creative entrepreneur based in Philly. Briana has been inspired by the creativity and community that makes Philly a great city for entrepreneurs. Briana has years of experience in digital photography and marketing, and considers herself an entrepreneurial badass. In Between Rivers is a creative agency, based in Philly, and has been fortunate …

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34: Marketing Automation and Growth Strategies with Jack Perrotta – Co-Founder and CEO of Vitris

Jack Perrotta is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vitris (www.tryvitris.com). “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death” – Elon Musk. As Jack might tell you, when Elon Musk said this, he wasn’t lying. Being an entrepreneur has given Jack some of the best, and some of the worst …

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33: Guide to Exponential Growth with Roman Sharf – Founder and CEO of Luxury Bazaar

Roman Sharf is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Bazaar (https://www.luxurybazaar.com/). Roman always tells it like it is (see for yourself by checking out the trailer for his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyr88HssUkM). Roman always tries to give back, but also believes in working hard and playing hard. A special thank you to our guest co-host, Michael …

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32: Guide to Pivoting Your Business for Small Businesses

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Zachary Hartzell of Zachary Hartzell Photography (http://www.zacharyhartzell.com/). Zachary’s love for light and positive energy drives him to discover the things in other people that brighten their days and give them the types of creative solutions they need. Collaboration keeps Zachary’s business alive …

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31: Sydney Grims – Fearless Restaurants – Guide to Business Development and Maintaining High Organizational Standards

Sydney Grims is the Director of Business Development at Fearless Restaurants (https://fearlessrestaurants.com/). Fearless Restaurants is a Greater Philadelphia restaurant group with many great restaurants including Moshulu (http://www.moshulu.com/), White Dog Café (several locations – https://www.whitedog.com/), Autograph Brasserie (https://www.autographbrasserie.com/), Daddy O (Restaurant, Bar, and Hotel – http://www.daddyolbi.com/), Plantation Restaurant & Bar (http://plantationlbi.com/about.htm), Tuckers Tavern (http://www.tuckerstavern-lbi.com/), and Louie …

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30: Guide to Growing Your Sales Funnel

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Alex Arhawski, President, Sales Trainer and Coach, for Sales Evolution (https://www.salesevolution.com/), as well as the Founder of Veteran Shark Tank, which promotes and assists veterans looking to start or grow their own business. Additionally, Alex is the founder of the Greater Philadelphia …

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29: The Guide to Starting Your Own Podcast

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Kevin Chemidlin, the Founder/Managing Producer at Cue9 Podcasts, as well as the Founder/Producer/Host of the Philly Who Podcast (which you can find at https://podphillywho.com). Cue9 provides high-quality audio and digital media content, with a specialty in podcasting. Services include: – Podcast Audio …

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28: LIVE Recording – How to Strategically Plan for Rapid Growth with Luke Bowen of Evil Genius Beer Company

This episode of the Self Made Strategies Podcast was our first-ever “pop-up podcast,” LIVE from the Evil Genius Beer Lab and Brewpub, located in Fishtown (in Philadelphia, PA). Evil Genius has 12 unique Evil Genius beers on tap, including a Pineapple Hefeweizen, Lemon Lavender Saison, a low-calorie IPA (called “FELT CUTE, MIGHT DELETE LATER”), a …

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27: The Keys to Personal Branding Success

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Adrean Turner, Founder of Turner Coaching, Training and Consulting, LLC (to find out more visit www.coachadrean.com), and bestselling author of “Fearless, Inspired, Transformed: F.I.T. for Success.” About our guest: Adrean Turner is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Professional Development Trainer. Her company, …

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26: The Five Keys to Strategic Collaboration with Jessica Libor

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Jessica Libor, Founder of Era Contemporary. About our guest: Jessica Libor is an artist who graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2014. She is the founder of the pop-up gallery Era Contemporary, …

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25: How to Craft Your Message – Aaron Beverly of Speakandbeyou.com

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Aaron Beverly, Founder of Speak and Be You (www.speakandbeyou.com). About our guest: In August 2016, Aaron Beverly became the 1st runner up in the prestigious Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking competing against over 30,000 competitors across the globe. Aaron has …

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24: How Organizations Can Create Better Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Programs – Case Study at Power Home Remodeling Group

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Lillian Humphrey, Director of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion at Power Home Remodeling Group (www.PowerHRG.com). A special thank you to our guest co-host, Michael Leary, Founder and Director of Photography at One Fifteen Films (www.onefifteenfilms.com), for co-hosting this episode and adding a ton …

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23: The 2019 Guide to Increasing Your Return on Networking Events

Get ready for a jam-packed networking podcast episode! Make sure you take the time to listen to the whole episode, as Sara gives us a ton of great information about building real relationships and maximizing your networking relationships. On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Sara Rosenberg of PowerMatch …

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22: Diversity and Inclusion of LGBTQIA Professionals in 2019

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Bridget Moran, of First Resource Bank, and Jim Shulman, Confidant to Entrepreneurs. A special thank you to our guest co-host, Nicole Stephenson, Director of the Society of Professional Women (http://spwmainline.com/), and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce (www.mlcc.org), for co-hosting this episode …

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21: The Complete Guide to Developing Your Brand, Content, and Your Social Media Marketing with Dan Antonelli and Alyssa Young of KickCharge

Get ready for a jam-packed marketing podcast episode! Make sure you take the time to listen to the whole episode, as Dan gives a ton of great bonus entrepreneurial advice about strategically scaling a business from the ground up, hiring your first employees, and why identifying the important elements of your goals and values is …

21: The Complete Guide to Developing Your Brand, Content, and Your Social Media Marketing with Dan Antonelli and Alyssa Young of KickCharge Listen Now »

20: Guide to Producing Scalable Corporate Video Solutions with Viral Ideas

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Zach Medina and David Feinman of Viral Ideas (https://www.viralideasmarketing.com/) and Flixation (https://flixation.co/). About our guests: Viral Ideas helps companies all around the world create videos that shape the way people think about brands. On this episode of the Self Made Strategies Podcast, …

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19: Networking and Elevator Pitch Secrets for Female Entrepreneurs with Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire, the CEO of Purposeful Networking (https://www.purposefulnetworking.com/). BIO:Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire is the CEO of Purposeful Networking. Her services include consulting, keynotes and workshops for individuals, law firms, companies, non-profits, universities and conferences to help build strategic networking skills. …

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18: Bootstrapping App Development with Jonathan Katz and Steve D’Agostino of the Real Estate App Jove

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Jonathan Katz and Steve D’Agostino of the real estate app Jove (https://joveapp.com/). About the app: Jove simplifies the real estate process by connecting you with the fastest real estate agents. Choose the properties you want to see and when you want to …

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17: The Online Marketing Strategies You Need to Scale Your Marketing and Business with 1SEO.com

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Lance Bachmann, President and CEO of 1seo.com. On this episode of the Self Made Strategies Podcast, you will learn about:• The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies you need to help your business succeed• Where online search is headed in 2019 and in …

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16: The Top Strategies to Use for Business Development and Prospecting

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Nikolas Mondo, of Mondo Media Solutions (https://www.mmsproav.com/), to discuss the best strategies for business development and prospecting.   About our guest:  Nikolas Mondo is the Founder of Mondo Media Solutions.  Mondo Media Solutions is a full service audio, video, lighting, and surveillance systems …

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15: The Top 3 Ways You Can Get Involved in Corporate Social Responsibility, with the nonprofit TODAY is a Good Day

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Martha and Paul Sharkey, of the nonprofit organization, TODAY is a Good Day (www.todayisagoodday.org/). About our guests: Martha and Paul Sharkey are the founders of the nonprofit TODAY is a Good Day. The mission of TODAY is a Good Day is to …

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14: Top Rebranding and Web Design Strategies for 2019

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Barbara DiLisio, of Wicky Design (www.wickydesign.com). About our guest: Barbara is a brand and website designer, and co-owner of Wicky Design. A few years ago, she left her 9-5 job to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. Now, Barbara and her husband Mark Crowell provide …

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13: Top 3 Tips For Structuring Your Business Development Strategy

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Matt Blatz, of PCS (www.helpmepcs.com). About our guest: Matt helps businesses with their IT needs by crafting solutions that lower expenses, raise satisfaction, and increase productivity. Matt’s background in operations and business development shapes his ability to understand his clients’ business infrastructure …

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12: The 2019 Guide to Crushing it at Networking Events

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Ashley Owens, of Ashley Assists (https://ashleyassists.com/) and the Successfully Screwed Podcast (https://www.successfullyscrewedpodcast.com/), to discuss the most effective methods to help increase your personal branding and networking ROI. About our guest: Ashley Owens is a dynamic, passionate, multi-disciplinary leader who has improved networking …

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11 – College Possible and How Nonprofit Involvement Can Boost Your Personal Brand

We sat down with Jen Weikert, the Executive Director of College Possible Philadelphia, to discuss the reasons why nonprofit involvement can boost your personal brand. We also discuss the nonprofit organization College Possible and the upcoming College Champions event, in Philadelphia on May 16th (For more information and to purchase tickets: https://lnkd.in/em57NpB). About our guest: …

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10.2: Female Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion, with Nicole Stephenson – Director of the Society of Professional Women

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Nicole Stephenson, of the Society of Professional Women, to discuss the reasons the issues and barriers to success women in professional environments are still facing in 2019. We also discuss how organizations can ensure that they are cultivating the advancement and expansion …

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10.1: Female Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion, with Nicole Stephenson – Director of the Society of Professional Women

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Nicole Stephenson, of the Society of Professional Women, to discuss the reasons the issues and barriers to success women in professional environments are still facing in 2019. We also discuss how organizations can ensure that they are cultivating the advancement and expansion …

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09.01 – Michael Leary from 115 Films

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Michael Leary, of One Fifteen Films (www.onefifteenfilms.com), to discuss the reasons why video has become a critical element of your marketing strategy. We also discuss video optimization for marketing on social media, your website and other distribution channels. About our guest: Michael …

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09.02 – Michael Leary from 115 Films

On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Michael Leary, of One Fifteen Films (www.onefifteenfilms.com), to discuss the reasons why video has become a critical element of your marketing strategy. We also discuss video optimization for marketing on social media, your website and other distribution channels. About our guest: Michael …

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08 – Sameer Somal from Blue Ocean Global Technology

We sat down with Sameer Somal, of Blue Ocean Global Technology, to discuss Personal Branding and building your Digital Presence (a/k/a how to ensure your “online” persona is presented in the best way). About our guest: Sameer Somal is the Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on online …

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07.2 – Brian Walsh from Walsh and Nicholson Financial Group

Have you considered how to manage your tax burden for 2018? Have you thought about your financial investments as an entrepreneur? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Brian Walsh, of Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group (http://www.wnfg.com). Here is what you will learn on this episode:• Tax considerations for …

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07.1 – Brian Walsh from Walsh and Nicholson Financial Group

Have you considered how to manage your tax burden for 2018? Have you thought about your financial investments as an entrepreneur? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Brian Walsh, of Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group (http://www.wnfg.com). Here is what you will learn on this episode:• Tax considerations for …

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06 – Tim Walters from Sabre Systems

Have you thought about the software tools your business is using? Have you considered the cybersecurity risks that your business is exposed to? How can you protect yourself and your business? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Tim Walters, of Sabre Systems. • Here is what you will …

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05.2 – Greg DeShields from PHL Diversity

Have you thought about the advantages of working with a Minority Owned Business or Enterprise (MBE)? Have you considered the advantages of developing diversity and inclusion initiatives? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Greg DeShields, of PHLDiversity. Here is what you will learn about on this podcast episode:• …

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05.1 – Greg DeShields from PHL Diversity

Have you thought about the advantages of working with a Minority Owned Business or Enterprise (MBE)? Have you considered the advantages of developing diversity and inclusion initiatives? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Greg DeShields, of PHLDiversity. Here is what you will learn about on this podcast episode:• …

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04.2 – Jim Staples of Jim Staples Consulting

Have you ever thought about planning your own marketing or content marketing campaign? Today we sat down with a marketing expert to bring you the goods on how to increase your marketing ROI. On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Jim Staples of Jim Staples Consulting (www.jimstaplesconsulting.com). Here is …

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04.1 – Jim Staples of Jim Staples Consulting

Have you ever thought about planning your own marketing or content marketing campaign? Today we sat down with a marketing expert to bring you the goods on how to increase your marketing ROI. On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Jim Staples of Jim Staples Consulting (www.jimstaplesconsulting.com). Here is …

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03.2 – Chop Dawg’s Joshua Davidson

Have you ever thought about designing your own app? Make it APP’n (as today’s guest would say!). On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Joshua Davidson, CEO of Chop Dawg (www.chopdawg.com). You will learn more about:• What should an entrepreneur or professional (who is considering designing/building an app for …

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03.1 – Chop Dawg’s Joshua Davidson

Have you ever thought about designing your own app? Make it APP’n (as today’s guest would say!). On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Joshua Davidson, CEO of Chop Dawg (www.chopdawg.com). You will learn more about:• What should an entrepreneur or professional (who is considering designing/building an app for …

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02 – Dr. Margaret Hager, of Swede Family Chiropractic

Have you ever thought about how your physical and mental health affects your performance as an entrepreneur? Have you considered how you might better protect your body and mind so that you can perform at your absolute best? On this episode of The Self Made Strategies Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Margaret Hager, of …

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01 – Justin Kohler, of The Sharp Financial Group

Have you ever thought about succession planning for your business? Do you need to plan for a business exit or business liquidity event? Today we sat down with a financial planner to discuss what happens when you need to exit (or transition) out of your business, whether that is for retirement or because your business …

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