Self Employed Success Stories Audio Interview Series

In this series, Karyn Greenstreet interviews successfully self-employed people, asking how they got started, why they love being self employed, and what advice they'd offer someone thinking about becoming self employed. Check back interviews are uploaded weekly!

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Scott Messer

In the audio interview, Scott talks about the sales process, why we're afraid of being seen as "used car salesmen," and some tips for changing the way you think about asking a client for the sale.

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Scott Messer, Sales Evolution

Andy Wibbels

Andy Wibbels is a Blogging Evangelist.

Blogging is the new way of doing business on the internet. What started out as a secret society is now being used by business people, techies and mom’s all over the world. Think this is only a journal… ? Then you’d be completely wrong! People are making six-figure incomes with their blogs.

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Andy Wibbels

C.J. Hayden

C.J. Hayden, MCC, is a business coach who teaches people to make a better living doing what they love. Her company, Wings Business Coaching, specializes in working with business owners, self-employed professionals, and people in marketing and sales. C.J. is a former corporate productivity consultant with over 25 years experience in business management. She has been a professional trainer since 1978, and a coach since 1992. C.J. is the author of Get Clients NOW!

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C J Hayden

Mitch Meyerson

Since 1985 Mitch has counseled and coached thousands of people. It is through these years of experience that he has learned how to best help clients and businesses move through their stuck points and into creating measurable results. He has been a guest expert on Oprah and many other shows.

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Mitch Meyerson

Barbara Winter

Drawing on her growing passion for personal growth and development, she created a pioneering program for women called The Successful Woman. Those early ideas morphed into entrepreneurial seminars, including Making a Living Without a Job and Establish Yourself as an Expert. Those programs became wildly popular with adult education centers around the country.

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Barbara Winter

Barry Moltz

Barry J. Moltz has been running small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for 15 years.

He co-founded Prairie Angels which invests in local seed stage companies. Barry is also on the Advisory Board of the Angel Capital Association, which is the national professional alliance of angel groups. His first book, You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business describes the crazy ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fourth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai.

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Barry Moltz

Michael Port

He's the author of Book Yourself Solid:The Fastest, Easiest and Most Reliable System For Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even If You Hate Marketing And Selling. He's also a contributing author to Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars and Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.

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Micheal Port

Terri Levine

One of the top professional coaches in the industry, compiled a track record of growing million dollar businesses, and is the founder/CEO of CoachingInstruction.Com, an internationally recognized program providing training to individuals and organizations. She is a keynote and motivational speaker and author.

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Terri Levine

Jim Donovan

In 1992, recognizing a need for a publication to provide training and information to the local business community, Jim began the Small Business Gazette, which later became the Bucks County Business Journal. In addition, his articles and columns have been published in numerous personal growth and business magazines and newsletters and continue to do so today.

As a result of applying these ideas and techniques to his own life, he have risen to a position of international recognition as an author, seminar leader and coach.

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Jim Donovan

Robin Beaman

Robin E. Beaman, President, Beaman Incorporated, commands twenty productive years of experience in entertainment and corporate public relations. At present, her practice focuses on corporate communications, media relations, and community outreach.

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Robin Beaman

Brad Hill

Brad Hill has worked in the online field since 1992, and is regarded as a preeminent advocate of the online experience. As a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, Hill reaches a global audience of consumers who rely on him to help determine their online destination choices.

Author of sixteen books about the Internet and personal technology, with titles in three of the most prominent self-help series, Hill is one of the most accomplished how-to writers in the world. His books include a Publishers Weekly bestseller and a Book of the Month Club catalog selection. Often consulted in the media's coverage of the Internet, Hill has been interviewed widely in the press, including PC World, Business Week, The Washington Post, and Wired.

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Brad Hill

Lisa Kramer

Lisa Kramer, MSW, CPCC, president and founder of Living With Intention coaches managers, coaches, therapists and professionals-in-transition who are seeking greater fulfillment, effectiveness and balance in their business and personal lives. She is described by one client as "supportive, energetic and encouraging…her questions and insights have helped me to understand myself better, which has led to increased confidence and better results".

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Lisa Kramer

Steve Coscia

In the audio interview, Steve talks about his experience with creating audio, video and book products, and about how he handles the ecommerce side of his business. Steve shares his best tips and ideas with you!

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Steve Coscia
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