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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

EPS07:056 [Pete Lord] ​​​​​​​Believe Me, The Pain Is Worth It

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 Pete Lord ... Pete is a serial entrepreneur who started his career at a bank and has since founded multiple companies, including a successful finance app called MoneyBrilliant that was sold for over $9 million. He discusses his journey of successes and failures in starting various businesses focused on helping people improve their financial literacy and savings habits. Pete believes in failing fast with startups and notes the importance of meditation and stress management from his practice of Qigong in helping him persist through challenging periods. His networking from previous ventures has also opened doors to new opportunities. Read more

EPS07:055 [Scott Montgomery] ​​​​​​​How Unconventional Success Can Be Yours 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 Scott Montgomery ... In this episode, Scott Montgomery discusses his unconventional path to success in building his company Worldgate, which now has over 100 employees. He did not have a traditional education but found opportunities by partnering with others and building trust. His relationships with mentors and customers helped his business grow organically over time. Scott emphasizes the importance of having a supportive partner and knowing your customers' needs before launching a business. While he struggled in school, Scott was able to leverage his self-awareness and people skills to create success unconventionally. He has now written a book capturing lessons learned and wants to pay forward guidance to help others pursuing entrepreneurship. Key Moments: Scott found unconventional success through relationships and trusting partnerships, despite not having a traditional educational background. He started in real estate but was drawn into corporate consulting through connections, leading to the founding of his company Worldgate. Worldgate supports school districts by implementing business systems and providing staffing/project support. Scott attributes much of his success to the people he surrounded himself with and trusting relationships where they learned and grew together. His book outlines lessons from his unconventional path to success, focusing on relationships, partnerships, and self-awareness. Scott sees value in "paying it forward" through coaching and mentoring others now in his career. Having ADHD was initially challenging but taught him self-awareness that helped him succeed professionally. Strong partnership with his wife was also important, including in raising their family. Common mistakes of entrepreneurs is assuming people automatically want what they're offering without testing interest first. It's important to have some customers and product viability tested before fully launching a business. Read more

EPS07:054 [Katherine Pomerantz] ​​​​​​​How Your Big Idea Can Change the World

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 Katherine Pomerantz ... Katherine started her career as an actress but found it difficult to pursue her creative passions living in rural Oklahoma. She realized she had a talent for accounting and helping others understand personal finances. Katherine created the Money Storyteller Method to make financial conversations more accessible and fun by linking them to the power of storytelling. She helps clients examine their underlying beliefs about money in order to support their values-driven goals and ideas. Katherine discussed how shame around money success can be overcome by understanding one's motivations. Her approach has helped many creative business owners gain financial stability while staying true to their missions. Read more

EPS07:053 [Nicholas Kemp] ​​​​​​​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

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 Nicholas Kemp ... Nick Kemp is the author of a book on ikigai, a Japanese concept meaning a reason for living. He discusses how ikigai is misunderstood in the West and explores its true meaning of finding things that make life worth living. Kemp talks about dealing with imposter syndrome and how living in different countries gives perspective. An interesting case study is discussed of a woman who combined her careers in psychology and modeling to help others' body image. Kemp advises listening to your intuition over others' opinions when making important decisions. The takeaway message is that finding ikigai is not about being the best version of yourself but focusing on what you care about. 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

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

EPS07:048 [Jacalyn Price] ​​​​​​​Living Your Best Life

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 Jacalyn Price ... Jacalyn Price is an award-winning businesswoman who has found success through personal development. She aims to set up a foundation to help those with illnesses access funding for medical treatment, inspired by her sister's experience with breast cancer. Jacalyn enjoys helping others by taking burdens off families and changing lives. She has attended many conferences and learned from mentors like Tony Robbins, helping others attend as well. Jacalyn advocates living life with gratitude and helping the community, which returns benefits. She details her plans to create a foundation to financially assist those needing treatment or medication. Read more

EPS07:047 [Rachelle C Davis] ​​​​​​​How To Beat AI With Personality

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 Rachelle C Davis ... This episode discusses how to use AI assistants like ChatGPT in marketing and content creation. Guest Rachelle C Davis talks about how she leverages ChatGPT to help with tasks like subject lines, rewriting copy, and generating ideas. However, she emphasizes still studying marketing principles and not relying too heavily on AI. Rachelle also provides tips on building an email list, creating lead magnets, and using TikTok to grow a brand. She offers a free online course to help others get started with freelancing and digital products using ChatGPT as a support tool. Read more