The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast

Riley Jarvis

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Entrepreneurial Advice and Disaster Resilience With Christopher Tarantino of Epicenter Innovation
May 2 2022
Entrepreneurial Advice and Disaster Resilience With Christopher Tarantino of Epicenter Innovation
Christopher Tarantino is an entrepreneur, international speaker, and thriving investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Epicenter Innovation, an award-winning professional services firm that focuses on emergency and disaster management. Using his unique leadership approach, he applies his expertise in crisis response to situations involving FEMA and the Colorado and NYS Divisions of Homeland Security. His consulting work has extended to companies like Google and Cisco. He is also a leader in the Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Young Entrepreneur Council. In this episode… Disasters and problems are an unfortunate reality for entrepreneurs. Whether in your personal life or within your company, major problems are bound to arise. It’s impossible to circumvent these completely, but you can build resilience and form a plan to help deflect adverse effects.  For Christopher Tarantino, his business is built on helping organizations prepare for disasters of all shapes and sizes. He also knows the hardships and challenges of being an entrepreneur. His view on optimizing his own life as well as growing his business has led to a tremendous amount of success. Now it might even translate into your own. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis joins Christopher Tarantino, the CEO and Founder of Epicenter Innovation, to talk about preparing for disasters and building a business. Chirs shares his insights on the patterns that create success and the value of early innovation. They then go on to topics like maintaining health, the best productivity tools, and maintaining self-awareness.
Entrepreneurial Advice and Disaster Resilience With Christopher Tarantino of Epicenter Innovation
May 2 2022
Entrepreneurial Advice and Disaster Resilience With Christopher Tarantino of Epicenter Innovation
Christopher Tarantino is an entrepreneur, international speaker, and thriving investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Epicenter Innovation, an award-winning professional services firm that focuses on emergency and disaster management. Using his unique leadership approach, he applies his expertise in crisis response to situations involving FEMA and the Colorado and NYS Divisions of Homeland Security. His consulting work has extended to companies like Google and Cisco. He is also a leader in the Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Young Entrepreneur Council. In this episode… Disasters and problems are an unfortunate reality for entrepreneurs. Whether in your personal life or within your company, major problems are bound to arise. It’s impossible to circumvent these completely, but you can build resilience and form a plan to help deflect adverse effects.  For Christopher Tarantino, his business is built on helping organizations prepare for disasters of all shapes and sizes. He also knows the hardships and challenges of being an entrepreneur. His view on optimizing his own life as well as growing his business has led to a tremendous amount of success. Now it might even translate into your own. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis joins Christopher Tarantino, the CEO and Founder of Epicenter Innovation, to talk about preparing for disasters and building a business. Chirs shares his insights on the patterns that create success and the value of early innovation. They then go on to topics like maintaining health, the best productivity tools, and maintaining self-awareness.
Navigating Technology as an Entrepreneur With Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises
Apr 28 2022
Navigating Technology as an Entrepreneur With Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises
Randy Johnston is a serial entrepreneur and the Executive Vice President of K2 Enterprises, a consultancy that helps teach and guide companies in the accounting industry to use technology effectively. He is also the CEO and Founder of Network Management Group, which he’s grown over almost 40 years. Randy spends much of his time as a speaker in the tech industry, helping other entrepreneurs improve their effectiveness and business operations. Recently, he joined RxGenomix as a board member and CISO. In this episode… Understanding technology can be a challenge for entrepreneurs. Not only is it a crowded space, but it’s difficult to keep up with the changing landscape. Whether you’re a company that offers tech services or simply a business that utilizes CRMs, it’s essential to be knowledgeable. Few know as much as Randy Johnston. Having worked as an entrepreneur and a programmer, Randy has tackled the subject from both sides. He has worked with companies such as Xero and QuickBooks and his own successful businesses. Along the way, he’s developed an understanding of how to approach technology. So what is his advice for other entrepreneurs? Riley Jarvis has a rich discussion with Randy Johnston, the Executive Vice President of K2 Enterprises, where they talk about technology and entrepreneurship. They go over Randy’s career and the lessons he learned from working with large brands. They also discuss CRMs and which ones give you the best value. They touch on all of this and much more on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
The Crucial Connection Between Leadership and Strategy With Grant Difford of Waking Giants
Apr 4 2022
The Crucial Connection Between Leadership and Strategy With Grant Difford of Waking Giants
Grant Difford is a leader among leaders and is the Founder of Waking Giants. The company works with business leaders and helps them develop purposeful strategies to take their brands to the next level. He also works as a Strategic Partner for Ronhill’s New Zealand division and previously sat on the board of trustees for Waitoki School. He has founded several businesses and has served as creative director for companies like Trends Publishing International and Jag Creative LTD. In his free time, Grant represents New Zealand at the Triathlon World Championships. In this episode… The primary focus of leadership is to guide others through a plan. Although, the reality is much more complex. Many people are in leadership positions because of their people skills or when they start a business. However, leaders have incredible influence that needs direction. If those skills are not developed, business strategies can easily fall short of their goals. Grant Difford sees those needs in his clients and, after all, leaders are at the heart of every business. His consultancy, Waking Giants, specifically helps business leaders who need something else to reach the next stage of success. He uses his prior experience as a creative director and his time as a consultant to give practical guidance and steps to turn your plans into actionable strategies. Want to know his advice for entrepreneurs? Riley Jarvis talks with Grant Difford, the Founder of Waking Giants, to go over the interplay between leadership and strategy. They get into what it means to be a leader and why pushing yourself harder may not produce better results. They also discuss Grant’s career and the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way. Find out more by listening to this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
How To Prevent and Recover From Burnout With Cait Donovan
Mar 28 2022
How To Prevent and Recover From Burnout With Cait Donovan
Caitlin “Cait” Donovan is a keynote speaker, podcast host, and burnout expert. Her coaching services are specifically dedicated to helping people prevent and recover from burnout. With her expertise, she has helped countless people at her speaking events and corporate workshops. Both her book The Bouncebackability Factor and her show FRIED. The Burnout Podcast also flesh out her advice on resilience and empowerment. Before Cait became a burnout coach, she worked as an acupuncturist for over a decade. In this episode… Common wisdom given to entrepreneurs is to work harder. There are countless resources and voices echoing the same view that pushing yourself will solve most problems. Some issues may be solved this way, but that extra strain eventually comes at a cost. Burnout is rampant among go-getters and entrepreneurs alike. Many people do their best to live with it, but there is a better way. At one point, Cait Donovan experienced burnout while following her dreams and doing what she loved. After recovering, she shifted gears and now dedicates herself to helping others avoid her mistakes. Her coaching is designed to get entrepreneurs back on track and develop healthier habits. She shares her process through a book, her podcast, and now with you. Riley Jarvis has a compelling conversation with Cait Donovan. Cait talks about burnout and how to recover from it properly. They discuss her career and burnout and how her experience led to helping others. They then move on to the techniques, principles, and ideas she uses when working with her clients. They also briefly touch on how she’s adapted some standard wellness advice in unique ways. Hear it all on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
Researching and Solving Complex Problems With Brent Lessard of Venture Development Institute
Mar 21 2022
Researching and Solving Complex Problems With Brent Lessard of Venture Development Institute
Brent Lessard is a business development expert and is the Director of Venture Development Institute. The company helps up-and-coming entrepreneurs by offering mentorship and capital resources. He is also well-known for founding rLoop, which also funds innovative research projects. In the past, he helped research high-speed transportation and new organizational structures. Brent also continues to work as the Director of the Richmond West Corporation and sits on the Board of Directors for the Durham College Alumni Association. In this episode… The idea behind any business is to solve a problem that exists in the world. Whether it’s adding another option to existing products or tackling a new issue, there is always an element of novelty behind entrepreneurship. What matters most is how your company is unique. For Brent Lessard, his entire career is built on innovation. Brent works directly with entrepreneurs to see them succeed. He also founded rLoop, which contributes to cutting-edge research. As an entrepreneur and a participant in much of the company’s research, he knows the struggle firsthand. So how do you make the most of your entrepreneurship?  On this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis sits down with Brent Lessard, the Director of Programs and Operations at Venture Development Institute, to talk about the lessons he learned from being an entrepreneur and participating in research. Together, they go through Brent’s career and what inspires him to be an entrepreneur. They also talk about the work he did with Elon Musk’s Hyperloop program, solving complex problems, and the value of proper sleep.
How to Network the Right Way With Kerry George of CIBN Connect
Mar 14 2022
How to Network the Right Way With Kerry George of CIBN Connect
Kerry George is an experienced networker and the CEO of CIBN Connect, a business that puts together and executes live and online networking and training events. She has personally attended over 5,000 networking meetings across Canada and has been a keynote speaker for hundreds of events.  In December of 2011, Kerry took over the leadership of the Calgary Business Network, and it has grown dramatically ever since. She is a frequent keynote speaker and has synthesized many of her ideas into her Excalibur MasterMind Series. In addition to her networking career, she has also spent time in email marketing and as a business mentor. In this episode… Many people view networking as a necessary and challenging part of doing business. So much of networking can feel stiff, rehearsed, or simply ineffective. Unless your personality and social skills are suited for the task, it can feel like an uphill battle. Networking doesn’t have to be that way, and with the pandemic shifting the focus to online interactions, it’s easier than ever. For Kerry George, networking is an art form. She has built her career off of networking and helps others to do the same. Her approach is designed for people to build connections organically in conducive environments. She condenses her experience into understandable points and now offers some of them to you. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis talks about networking with Kerry George, the CEO of CIBN Connect. Together, the two go through the misconceptions and the changes that need to be made in the networking landscape. They talk about CIBN Connect’s model and how it is based on Kerry’s experience. Lastly, they touch on her personal tips and book recommendations for people looking to improve their networking skills.
Guiding Principles for Leadership With Thomas Kereszti of Leadership Disciples
Mar 7 2022
Guiding Principles for Leadership With Thomas Kereszti of Leadership Disciples
As an expert on leadership, Thomas Kereszti has shifted his career towards coaching and helping others grow as leaders. He has worked with The John Maxwell Company for over 17 years, running workshops and seminars. He has founded and operated multiple companies, including Strauss Group Inc., and was VP of Business Development Sales at Lavazza. His leadership also landed him the role of General Manager for consumer products at Philips and at Colgate Palmolive.  In addition to these titles, Thomas has a certification in Exercising Leadership from Harvard Business School Executive Education and is also a DISC Certified Consultant from PeopleKeys, Inc. In this episode… A crucial part of building success within your business is developing leadership skills. Most entrepreneurs need leading instincts to guide their companies. The tricky part is finding a reliable approach to leadership without too much trial and error. Thomas Kereszti has dedicated himself to helping others refine their leadership skills. He has had a long and extensive career that’s led him to managerial positions with big brands such as Lavazza and Philips. Along the way, he has been able to find his own leadership style. Now, he comes on the show to discuss these ideas with you. Riley Jarvis sits down with Thomas Kereszti to discuss leadership and the important principles that every entrepreneur should know. They go into detail about guiding teams, how to communicate, and how to develop interpersonal skills. They also talk about the three questions to ask yourself for a happy and fulfilling life. Hear all of this on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
What Exactly is Corporate Anthropology? With Andrea Simon of Simon Associates Management Consultants
Feb 28 2022
What Exactly is Corporate Anthropology? With Andrea Simon of Simon Associates Management Consultants
Andrea “Andi” Simon, PhD, is a corporate anthropologist with a diverse career and an array of expertise. She primarily works through Simon Associates Management Consultants, her consulting firm that helps companies change by rethinking strategy and using anthropological theories. In tandem with her firm, Andi has written several books based on these concepts, including Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business and On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights.  Over the last 26 years, she has had high-profile roles in multiple medical centers in various capacities, including branding, marketing, advertising, and business development. In this episode… At the foundation of every business is its perspective. There can be strategies, financial plans, etc., but none of it matters if the internal framework fails. It’s worthwhile to step back from time to time and consider the viewpoints and structures that define your business. This may make sense theoretically, but what does it look like in practice? Andrea Simon has had a long and diverse career across multiple industries. As a consultant inside companies, she challenges corporate structure and offers a fresh outlook. Andrea calls this idea corporate anthropology and has helped countless businesses using her approach. Now she breaks it down for you.  Riley Jarvis interviews Andrea Simon, the Founder and CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants, to talk about corporate anthropology and how she helps companies reevaluate their structures. They touch on a host of topics, including business culture, rethinking your story, and the importance of trusting yourself. They also talk about Andrea’s background and how it’s influenced her view on businesses. Hear it all on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
Building Your Business and Team With Charles Read of GetPayroll
Feb 21 2022
Building Your Business and Team With Charles Read of GetPayroll
With over 50 years of experience under his belt, Charles Read is a true expert in multiple financial industries. He is the President of GetPayroll, which offers timekeeping and HR services at an affordable price. He has worked in payroll since 1991, having founded three different companies to serve businesses of all sizes. Charles is a decorated sergeant in the Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He has passed the US Tax Court Non-Attorney Practitioners Examination, allowing him to represent clients in the US Tax Court. Along with being a certified CPA, he is also the author of three books and several articles and blogs. In this episode… While the business world is changing more rapidly than ever, plenty of important lessons can be learned from the old guard. Some aspects of business never change and are inherent to the process itself. Younger gurus and entrepreneurs can offer valuable advice, but it’s hard to top straightforward experience. Few people have as much business experience as Charles Read. Charles has spent more than 50 years across several companies as a business owner and expert in payroll. Much of his know-how came from trial and error in his own ventures. Along the way, he has developed some evergreen principles and recommendations that any entrepreneur can apply.  In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis hosts Charles Read, the President of GetPayroll, to talk about the complex world of payroll and how to improve as an entrepreneur. They go through starting your own business, hiring the right people for the job, and why going above and beyond is so important. They also discuss what it takes to succeed once you get your business off the ground. Stay tuned to this insightful episode!
Best Tips and Strategies for Entrepreneurs With Wiktor Romanowicz
Feb 14 2022
Best Tips and Strategies for Entrepreneurs With Wiktor Romanowicz
Wiktor Romanowicz is an entrepreneur and a growth consultant, working independently and with the salesprocess.io team. He is the Founder of PT Accelerator and works hands-on with fitness trainers to remain stable outside the gym. He has developed a unique process for securing predictable sales and refining processes for SaaS businesses. Some of his clients have seen up to seven figures in growth. In this episode… While there’s no right way to be an entrepreneur, there are many ways to be better. Small areas that need improvement or unrefined simple strategies can hold back both startups and driven individuals from seeing real growth. The key is to grow both inside and outside of your career, as one ultimately influences the other. Industries can vary quite a lot, but Wiktor Romanowicz has been able to apply his principles to multiple types of businesses. As a young entrepreneur himself, Wiktor has the practical knowledge it takes to serve as a consultant for SaaS companies and fitness trainers. He’s discovered valuable principles that remain universal, focusing on the client as the best way to increase ROI. So what are some of his ideas, and what holes do you have in your strategy? Riley Jarvis sits down with Wiktor Romanowicz to discuss entrepreneurship and the best ways to improve your business. The two start with Wiktor’s work with fitness trainers and businesses and break down how he helped them both. Then, they go through many topics, including getting into a “flow” state, the importance of reading for career improvement, and treating each customer like they’re your last. Check out this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustler Podcast to hear it all for yourself!
Finding Success Through the Right Mindset With Darnell Brown of Bulletproof Hustle
Feb 7 2022
Finding Success Through the Right Mindset With Darnell Brown of Bulletproof Hustle
Darnell Brown has been a certified brand and entrepreneurship strategist for over a decade, and he’s the Founder of his current brand, Bulletproof Hustle. He has worked with well over 200 businesses, including Band-Aid and Teach:able. He also hosts a corresponding podcast under the same name where he shares his principles and helps motivate people from all walks. Along with Bulletproof Hustle, Darnell is also the Co-founder of another company named Letellier. Their focus is on clean cosmetics and is operated out of his home base in Charlotte. He is also the author of three books that range in topic from motivational strategy to helpful mantras. In this episode… Being successful as a person and as an entrepreneur is a long, arduous journey. What stays constant from start to finish is your mindset. Without the right beliefs, support, and mentality, no amount of effort will translate into progress. There are an endless number of gurus who will work with you and your business on strategy — but at times, there’s also a need for reworking your entire approach. Darnell Brown has implemented this process with 200 different companies, including notable names such as Band-Aid and Teach:able. His ground up approach to running a successful business has been proven in his own startups and the brands he’s worked with along the way. Now, he takes a break from being a podcast host to be featured as a guest. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis interviews Darnell Brown, the Founder of Bulletproof Hustle, to talk about the importance of mindset for entrepreneurs. They start with Darnell’s life story and how he found the motivation to overcome his obstacles getting started. Then, they detail how he helps clients find fulfillment, learn how to receive feedback, and eliminate self-limiting beliefs.
The Power of Podcasts for Businesses With Alex Sanfilippo of PodMatch
Jan 31 2022
The Power of Podcasts for Businesses With Alex Sanfilippo of PodMatch
Alex Sanfilippo is a dedicated entrepreneur with a varied career across multiple industries. His most recent project is PodMatch, a software solution for the podcasting field that matches the perfect hosts and guests together for great interviews. His initial podcasting experience came from DailyPS, a multi-author blog with more than 130 contributors that eventually included a podcast.  Alex had to adapt with the times early on, transitioning away from REI after the housing crisis. He moved into the aerospace industry, working as the Director of Commercial Operations at Team JAS. In this episode… Podcasts are a better outlet than ever before for businesses and entrepreneurs alike. With so many eyes and ears leaving traditional media, many of them are turning towards podcasts to get their fix. The space is growing quickly and creating fertile soil for compelling content that can work for you. There is, however, a right and wrong way to use them. Alex Sanfilippo has learned firsthand through both success and failure. After leaving REI during the housing crisis, Alex continued moving forward and finding new avenues. He created a successful blog and podcast, and now he uses those same skills to fuel his latest company, PodMatch. His system is designed to help podcasters reach their fullest potential, giving his advice to those who will listen. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis talks with Alex Sanfilippo, the SaaS Founder at PodMatch, about podcasts and how to use them the right way. They talk about Alex’s career and how he’s found success in the platform. They then go into the software behind PodMatch, which industries work well with podcasts, and the importance of trust in business. Check out the episode to hear it all for yourself!
Transforming Health Treatment and Startups With Christian Seale of Vitruvia
Jan 24 2022
Transforming Health Treatment and Startups With Christian Seale of Vitruvia
Christian Seale is an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, and a fierce advocate for better health treatment. Christian experienced three challenging health events that drove him to co-found Vitruvia, a recovery and performance platform that focuses on chronic pain, stiffness, and lack of mobility. The brand is trusted by some of the world’s leading athletes, top performers, and weekend warriors.  Christian also takes his passion to Startupbootcamp Miami, where he’s invested in over 30 companies that work to make healthcare better. To this day, he also continues to partner with the Global Economic Forum and NextGen Venture Partners. In this episode… Healthcare should be all about improving the health of others, but we know this isn’t always the reality. Because of a myriad of obstacles and issues, many people can’t improve their quality of life. The overshadowing truth is that the American system itself is often wasteful and doesn’t live up to the standards it should. Thankfully, some people have dedicated their life’s work to fixing this problem. Among these people is Christian Seale, the Co-owner of Vitruvia, which aims to repair tissue and end chronic pain. He’s also invested in over 30 companies that help make healthcare more equitable. He’s dedicated to his goal, sharing his story and targeting his mission to improve the system. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis interviews Christian Seale, the Co-owner of Vitruvia, to talk about the current state of health treatment and how to get your startup off the ground. They talk about Christian’s own journey, the catalyst for starting Vitruvia, and the work they do in the industry. They go on to discuss entrepreneurship and various recommendations for starting a business.
The Right Mindsets and Strategies for Entrepreneurs With Tony Falkenstein of Just Life Group
Jan 17 2022
The Right Mindsets and Strategies for Entrepreneurs With Tony Falkenstein of Just Life Group
Tony Falkenstein is a well-known entrepreneur from New Zealand who has launched more than 50 businesses. He works as the Founder and Chief Executive for Just Life Group Limited, which helps other New Zealanders live healthier lives through water-related services. Tony is the author of the book The ABC’s of Business and synthesizes much of his experience into one place. Previously, he filled such roles as General Manager of Polaroid in New Zealand and the Administration Manager for the Madison Square Gardens Corporation. In this episode… What goes into being a successful entrepreneur? There are a lot of good answers out there, each offering a different method or way of achieving growth. They’re helpful principles but are often an incomplete look. However, there is one common thread among successful entrepreneurs — mindset. Being intentional and open-minded is the first step, and if anyone knows it, it’s Tony Falkenstein. Tony has started over 50 companies across his long, storied career. Not all have been successful, but each has taught him something new about being an entrepreneur. With so much experience, he’s now developed his own methodology for thriving businesses, from initial inception to exit. So how does he do it? Riley Jarvis hosts Tony Falkenstein, the Founder and Chief Executive at the Just Life Group, to talk about being an entrepreneur and the strategies to keep in mind. They start with Tony’s own career and the work he’s doing now with the Just Life Group. They then discuss the best strategy for selling a company, tips for new entrepreneurs, and the importance of sleep. Hear all of this and more on this episode of The Sleep for Side Hustlers Podcast!
The Keys To Growing Your Startup With Michael Haynes of Listen Innovate Grow
Jan 10 2022
The Keys To Growing Your Startup With Michael Haynes of Listen Innovate Grow
Michael Haynes is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Listen Innovate Grow, a business consulting firm that works with B2B startups and SMEs to grow and sell to large corporations. For over 20 years, Michael has worked with businesses of all sizes, including names such as Kraft Foods, Telstra, and Accenture, before launching his service.  Michael is the Co-author of the book Listen Innovate Grow: A Guidebook For Startups and SMEs To Acquire and Grow Business (B2B) Customers, which is dedicated to helping startups find their customers. He also works as a frequent panelist and guest speaker for various startup events. In this episode… Almost everyone has an idea for a business, but few take the plunge. Whether it’s a lack of passion, funds, or simply the difficulty of it all, it’s rare to see a startup founded at all, let alone find success. A lot goes into a thriving startup, and no one does it all on their own.  Michael Haynes has worked with over 200 startups across his career, along with names such as Kraft Foods and Telstra. His company, Listen Innovate Grow, uses those three verbs to find customers for their clients and help them achieve the growth they are seeking. He’s written and spoken about his process countless times, and now he’s here to explain it to you. Riley Jarvis invites Michael Haynes, the Founder and Principal Consultant of Listen Innovate Grow, to talk about startups and the tips for finding success. They go over Michael’s own story and how he developed the insight he has today. Then they go into detail on finding customers, working with other businesses, and changing your mindset. Hear the rest on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
Building, Advising, and Scaling Businesses With Ray Green of Repeatable Revenue
Jan 3 2022
Building, Advising, and Scaling Businesses With Ray Green of Repeatable Revenue
Ray Green is the Virtual Chief Revenue Officer at Repeatable Revenue and the CEO of RJG & Co. The former is Ray’s community and content for B2B businesses to scale how they want to. The latter is his consultancy for sales and marketing systems. In both channels, he uses his 20 years in sales to guide businesses to growth and profitability. This includes 16 years at the US Chamber of Commerce, ending with his position as Managing Director of Small and Midsize Businesses. All told, Ray has started, sold, or advised 10-plus ventures across his career. In this episode… What separates successful business people from the rest? It’s a complex question, but the difference is crystal clear. Some people can be put into any position and succeed because they have the right mindset and skills. Many of these people have worked in multiple contexts and still found a way to thrive. Someone who models this mindset is Ray Green. Having worked, started, and advised more than 10 businesses, Ray has learned all about healthy companies through firsthand experience. His long and varied career has given him insight that he now uses to help other businesses scale and grow. Using his story and his lessons as a guide, you might be able to learn what goes into success. Riley Jarvis takes the time to talk with Ray Green, the Virtual Chief Revenue Officer for Repeatable Income and CEO of RJG & Co., about what makes a successful business. They go over Ray’s career and what he learned along the way. He then gives advice on how companies can scale, the importance of work culture, and how the anagram JACKED can help your business. Hear all this and more on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
Getting Through the Darkest Days With Erik Allen
Dec 27 2021
Getting Through the Darkest Days With Erik Allen
Erik Allen is a podcaster, content creator, and the owner of his media company. He has had a long road to success — jailed at 18 to bankrupt at 21 to enterprises today. Now Erik’s helping up-and-coming entrepreneurs and MMA fighters through his podcasts Top Rated MMA and The Erik Allen Show. He also works as a guest speaker and for Printfection's merchandise management platform. Additionally, Erik has worked as the Manager of Customer Success at Palo Alto Networks and Evident.io. In this episode… Successful entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, but there’s something special about an underdog. They’re the people who were counted out or dismissed but achieve their dreams. They serve as inspirations and are often the ones who pour the most back into their communities. For Erik Allen, his life was filled with hardship. From growing up in a broken home to bankruptcy and everything in between, Erik had the cards stacked against him. Now, he’s thriving with two podcasts and a media company. He uses his platform to elevate and support others, and now he’s here to share his story with you. Riley Jarvis has Erik Allen on The Sleep for Side Hustlers Podcast to talk about his work, his story, and what the future holds. They discuss Erik’s life and the turning points that gave him a second chance. Then, they go into more detail on his career and how he helps up-and-coming entrepreneurs and MMA fighters. Lastly, they touch on some books that are must-reads for any entrepreneur. Stay tuned to hear all this and more!
Why Podcasts Are a Great Marketing Tool With Collin Mitchell of Salescast
Dec 20 2021
Why Podcasts Are a Great Marketing Tool With Collin Mitchell of Salescast
Collin Mitchell is a serial entrepreneur, a business podcasting expert, and the CRO of Salescast. The company is a thought leadership platform that works in revenue-first podcasts designed to create demand and expand networks. He is also the Founder and CRO of Monster VoIP, which operates as a streamlined communications platform. Collin started as a Major Account Executive at Meredith Digital without a college degree. By the age of 25, he had founded his first company, Monster Technology LLC. Now he leads several businesses and still finds time to serve on the advisory board for Nigel Green. In this episode... What's the best approach to presenting your product? There are a lot of different theories, but especially in this day and age, authenticity is key. Artificial or dishonest advertising goes almost nowhere as audiences expect higher transparency from their companies. To truly capture your demographic, it's important to present your marketing in the most natural way possible. This is why podcasts are more popular than ever for businesses. Collin Mitchell has seen this firsthand from his position at Salescast. The company uses podcasts as a revenue engine, creating authentic demand through loyal listeners. It's a method that matches the cultural moment and utilizes it for better sales and expanded networks. So what does it all look like in practice? Riley Jarvis hosts Collin Mitchell, the CRO at Salescast, to talk about podcasts and why they're so powerful for marketing. They walk through the platform's advantages and how Collin has seen success using it himself. They then tackle a myriad of business advice that he's learned from experience. He also covers the books that everyone in sales should know. Find out all this and more on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast.
Pouring Into Your Community Through Social Entrepreneurship With Sheyenne Kreamer
Dec 13 2021
Pouring Into Your Community Through Social Entrepreneurship With Sheyenne Kreamer
With her passion for struggling entrepreneurs, Sheyenne Kreamer has made a career out of coaching and consulting. She is the Founder of the WeCare Partnerships Network, which is designed to create a supportive community for social impact organizations and individuals alike. Sheyenne has also worked under the name Triangle Solutions Alliance, seeking to create jobs and grow small businesses. She wrote the book Skip the Politics & Create Heaven on Earth and has started her own podcast entitled The Live Your Song Show. In this episode… So, you’ve started your own business, and it’s doing well. Both you and your brand are performing and accomplishing the goals you’ve set. But what now? Many successful people and businesses expect to sow back into their community in some way or another. Entrepreneurs know the struggle of getting started, which often translates into wanting to help those behind you. Not every organization is a non-profit or a charity, but that doesn’t mean you have nothing to offer. Everyone can and should learn how to give back. There is, however, a right way to do it. And that’s precisely Sheyenne Kreamer’s specialty. Riley Jarvis interviews Sheyenne Kreamer to hear her thoughts on helping businesses and individuals succeed. She talks about the work she and her husband have done over the years and the specific ways they equip people to follow their passions. They dive deep into advice for entrepreneurs getting started and how you can make your dreams come true. Find out more on this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast!
Starting and Marketing Your Business With Lindsay Dent of Pink Crown Creative
Dec 6 2021
Starting and Marketing Your Business With Lindsay Dent of Pink Crown Creative
Lindsay Dent is a marketing expert with an extensive and accomplished career. She is the Founder and CEO of Pink Crown Creative, a creative agency and community that empowers women. In concurrence, she is an Advising Leader for the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge.  She also is a Recruiter at the Smart, Savvy + Associates recruitment agency for communication and marketing positions. Lindsay has expanded her interests into media, running her own podcast entitled Have You Met Her Yet? where she shines a light on women in the workplace.  In this episode… Starting your own business is challenging. Anyone who’s tried will quickly tell you that much. The combination of competition, internal factors, and monetary concerns is enough to make it a difficult prospect. People will also tell you that there’s no magic solution to it all. The best you can do is try it yourself and listen to the people who’ve done it before. Lindsay Dent didn’t initially see herself as an entrepreneur but is now the Founder of Pink Crown Creative: a Canadian creative agency that emphasizes women. Using prior experience and finding her niche, she grew a successful company. Lindsay is here to share her story so you can learn from her experience. In this episode of The Sleep For Side Hustlers Podcast, Riley Jarvis joins Lindsay Dent, the Founder and CEO of Pink Crown Creative, to talk about entrepreneurship and marketing. They go in-depth on what makes a successful business and the importance of proper branding. They also discuss the resources and advice that can make the difference for a new company. Check out this episode to hear for yourself!