Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer.
In 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her client into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field. Heather Ann is the Author of…Sexy Boss: How the Empowerment of Women is Changing the Rule Book for Sex, Money and Success (available on Amazon).
We have all seen the advertisements on television, YouTube, and other places online. The "guru" who claims you can make millions doing this easy job or through that new business. Some of their stuff works, while a lot of it is garbage.
Whitney Nicely is the queen of real estate investing in east Tennessee. She flipped her first house in 2009. Whitney’s real estate portfolio has grown from zero, ziltch, nada to 17 residential houses, 19 apartment units and 7 chunks of vacant land across east Tennessee. She doesn’t plan on stopping until she reaches $100,000 in monthly income from her real estate portfolio. Whitney was tired of going to one boring real estate training session to another so in 2016 she launched an online academy for people who are serious about starting a real estate empire with limited amounts of time and money.
Alison Gerlach is a seasoned, strategic management consultant, serial entrepreneur, investor, business executive, and lecturer with expertise in, and a passion for, building businesses. Ms. Gerlach has done extensive research in optimizing the business start-up process and has founded and built businesses in industries that include consumer packaged goods, media, technology, and professional services. Prior to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she was a strategic management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton working with Fortune 100 media and consumer companies.
Today, Ms. Gerlach continues to build and invest in companies in a variety of stages and industries. As a strategic management consultant, she continues to advise select companies, as well as work with multibillion-‐dollar asset management and alternative investment funds on their investment allocation strategies.
Nancy is the author of over 20 publications including “How to Write Objectives that Work” with sales of over 400,000 copies and “Difficult People Made Easy”, a booklet of practical tips for dealing with difficult people. She started Vinehouse Essential Ltd in 1995, as a management training and consultancy company. A few years ago Nancy developed a recruitment process that now achieves a success rate of over 80% compared with the average of 25 – 30%. Her company, Vinehouse Hiring now specializes in recruitment and hiring for small to medium sized owner run businesses in the English-speaking world including US, Canada, Australia and Japan as well as the UK and is the only company offering a one-year guarantee on all its hires.
Nancy uses the expertise built up in management skills and setting goals to help her clients clearly define exactly what they need in a new employee and to make sure their new hires are successful and drastically reduce the very expensive risk of hiring the wrong people.
Ty Crandall is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit and financing expert. He is the CEO at Credit Suite where he oversees the biggest business credit coaching operation in the United States. With 16 years of financial experience, Ty is widely recognized as an authority in business credit building, business credit scoring, and business financing. He is the author of two popular books, Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded.
Ty is a frequent contributor to radio and news shows, TV programs, and magazines including Entrepreneur, Inc, and Forbes, as well as the host of the popular podcast The Business Credit and Finance Show.
Aaron Hendon brings together a diverse background and history including transformational leadership, entrepreneurial start ups and traditional cold calling sales. Aaron and his real estate team consistently outperform the local market, selling homes for over 5% more than local market averages. Born in New York, Aaron graduated SUNY Purchase with a BFA in 1997. He quickly discovered that his fine art degree made him eligible to work in the food service industry anywhere in the country.
Moving to New Mexico immediately after school, he eventually found his stride, opening a real New York bagel shop in Albuquerque, selling it 9 years later as a business grossing over $1,000,000 annually. Eventually landing in the Northwest in 2000, he now lives on a small island off the coast of Seattle with his brilliant wife, Kael, his two brilliant children, Leela and Jonah and his adoring, if not exactly brilliant, GoldenDoodle, Rozy. He is currently at work on his next book, Real Estate Blind Spots – How Your Brain Wants You to Lose Money, Waste Time, and Stay Stressed When Buying or Selling Your Home.
In this episode, Ali shares his story along with practical tips about making it as an entrepreneur in the marketing agency space. No matter what industry you are in, you will take something applicable away from this episode.
Ali Salman escaped the 9 to 5 in 2012 and started his lead generation agency Rapid Boost Marketing with his co-founder Sam Raheel. Rapid Boost Marketing crossed $2 million in revenue in 2016 and they are aiming to cross $4 million in 2017. They have worked with Coca-Cola, Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, KIA, Honda and other Fortune 500 companies. His passion project for last 3 months has been a daily podcast: Escape the 9 to 5 Grind, where he interviews successful entrepreneurs who have escaped the 9 to 5 and stopped living life on autopilot.
Entrepreneur, speaker and writer Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build “Badass Brands without the BS" for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach's 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and WeWork. Her company was named top "10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World” by Complex. Her book Badass Your Brand: Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit launched March 16th, 2017.