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Evolvepreneur® (After Hours)

As a time-poor, typically underfunded online entrepreneur who receives so much conflicting advice about the best ways to grow your business, how can you compete with the big end of town without any of the resources they have at their disposal?

Our mission is to start a revolution that will help entrepreneurs easily establish their own complete business system that can compete with the big end of town and mainstream social media platforms.

We want to help entrepreneurs make a real difference

Join us today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best blueprints so you can fast-track your business...

Episodes

EPS06:58 [Ashutosh Malgaonkar] ​​​​​​​Applying Data Science to Your Business Strategies

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Ashutosh Malgaonkar ... In the episode, Ashutosh Malgaonkar, a senior data scientist, discusses the role of data science in business growth through automation. He shares a case where he used data modeling to optimize pricing for a tire company, stressing the challenge of aligning data models with business problems. Ashutosh advises entrepreneurs that automation complements human efforts and underscores the need to tailor data science solutions to each business. The episode highlights the significance of data science in maintaining competitive pricing strategies for companies. Read more

EPS06:57 [Monique Cunningham] ​​​​​​​The Money Is In Your List

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Monique Cunningham ... In this episode, Monique Cunningham highlights the significance of email list engagement and cleaning for business owners. She stresses the importance of identifying genuinely engaged subscribers while removing inactive ones to ensure effective email delivery. Building and nurturing client relationships through consistent communication is a key strategy. Monique advises removing subscribers who don't open emails to prevent potential clients from being blocked. She underscores the importance of delivering valuable and relevant content to maintain subscriber engagement and suggests seeking feedback from the list to meet their needs. While social media is useful for promotion, Monique emphasizes that email remains vital for regular communication. Cleaning the email list creates room for growth and helps attract subscribers who genuinely value and act on the content. Read more

EPS07:052 [Chris Anderson] ​​​​​​​No Plan 'B'

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Richard Wray Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Chris Anderson ... Chris Anderson started his company Elevate Media Group after leaving his job in 2020 with just savings and no other income. He helps businesses grow through video podcasting and content creation services. Anderson discusses his journey of taking the leap of faith to become an entrepreneur. He also provides advice on getting support from mentors rather than trying to convince skeptical family members. As an example of success, Anderson mentions a client who has gained 3-4 new clients each month through their podcast. Elevate Media works to fast track their clients' skills in podcasting and public speaking so they can build confidence and see business growth. Read more

EPS07:051 [Amy Cook] Weathering The Storm - Being A Small Business

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Richard Wray Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Amy Cook ... Amy Cook, founder of Stage Marketing, discusses how her agency helps businesses with full-funnel marketing, digital strategies, and experiential marketing. She emphasizes the importance of understanding customer data and not getting distracted by hype around new technologies. While AI tools can help with efficiency, Amy notes that human creativity and personal touches are still needed to build strong connections with customers. Small businesses are discussed, with advice about carefully managing budgets, researching industry benchmarks, and avoiding too-rapid expansion. Amy also talks about how her agency assists healthcare companies in acquiring new facilities to help them grow while maintaining their mission of improving patient outcomes. Read more

EPS06:56 [Evgeniy Kharam] ​​​​​​​Soft Skills In Business

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Evgeniy Kharam ... Evgeniy is an experienced cybersecurity professional with over 40,000 hours in pre and post-sales support as an architect and consultant across various technologies. He's worked with medium to large enterprises, emphasizing cybersecurity technology, vendor relationships, and connected infrastructure. His expertise covers numerous cybersecurity domains, such as Endpoint, Network Security, SIEM/SOC/SOAR, and Cloud Security, among others. Evgeniy excels in speaking on these technical topics and brings in-depth knowledge of VAR, MSSP, and technical pre-sales. Read more

EPS06:55 [Michelle Nedelec] ​​​​​​​Business Ownership Secrets to Scaling

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Michelle Nedelec ... Michelle Nedelec, an entrepreneurship expert, discusses doubling business profits while emphasizing individual success definitions and personal reinvention. She underscores the value of systems and automation for scaling without altering core structures, advocating for embracing new technologies. Strategies include process systematization, fractional C-level expertise, and delegating repetitive tasks to empower employees. Nurturing employee innovation and listening to their ideas are vital for streamlined operations. Netilek directs businesses to her website, AwarenessStrategies.com, for additional growth tools and resources. Read more

EPS07:050 [Paul Daniels] Leaders Are Learners Too!

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Richard Wray Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Paul Daniels ... Paul Daniels is an international speaker and author who discusses his concept of peripheral thinking, which involves drawing insights and ideas from outside one's industry or area of expertise. He talks about how leaders should learn from others and not think their company is unique. Paul also shares lessons from his experience working with companies like GE and IBM. As someone with dyslexia, he discusses how he came up with innovative ideas and now teaches others to think like innovators. Paul advocates for leaders to understand their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their employees', in order to get the best from everyone. He is currently working on a project to launch a knowledge-sharing platform in 2024 based on collecting wisdom from organizations around solving problems. Read more

EPS07:049 [Rich Bontrager ] ​​​​​​​How to Build a Media Empire As a Go-To Expert

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Richard Wray Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Rich Bontrager ... Rich Bontrager discusses his experience in sports broadcasting and how he now helps entrepreneurs and speakers succeed in media. He coaches clients on presenting confidently for video to build their personal brand and media empire. Bontrager stresses the importance of consistency across platforms like podcasts and video to effectively funnel audiences. While technology allows many to participate, he believes the human element is still important for connection and that authenticity will resonate most. Rich provides tips for both technical setup and content strategy to help newcomers find early success in online media. Read more

EPS06:54 [Liz Wolfe] Empowerment Keys for Entrepreneur Abundance

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Liz Wolfe ... This episode discusses entrepreneurship and personal growth with business coach Liz Wolfe. Liz shares how growing up on a farm helped develop her business skills. She started in technology consulting but now coaches entrepreneurs through challenges like asking for help, giving, and receiving. Liz believes overcoming conditioning from childhood is important for business success. Her book discusses how reluctance to ask puts businesses at risk. Liz also finds that embracing change through hobbies like bluegrass music has helped her evolve personally and professionally over decades of entrepreneurship. She recommends entrepreneurs see business as an ongoing building process rather than a journey, and views it as a form of personal development. Read more

EPS06:53 [Peter Wright] ​​​​​​​Valuing Life Lessons and Overcoming Adversity

Welcome to the Evolvepreneur (After Hours) Show I am your Special Host Mechelle McDonald Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best concepts and strategies to fast-track your business. My very special guest today is Peter Wright ... This episode discusses lessons learned from life experiences with guest Peter Wright, who has lived in Africa for 40 years. Peter emphasizes developing curiosity from a young age and persevering through challenges. He lost everything twice but rebuilt successfully. Peter stresses focusing on things one can control and finding happiness from within rather than material things. An impactful story is shared about a content farmer who prioritized peace over possessions. Peter believes sharing one's story can inspire others, advising humility and honesty without shame over past mistakes. Overall, the podcast promotes embracing life's unpredictable changes gracefully and finding purpose beyond career or financial definitions of success. Read more