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1232 - It Takes Knowledge with Sandoval Tax CPA's Joel Sandoval
1231 - Activating Your Potential with djianallugolli's Djiana Llugolli
1230 - Catching The Vision with Automatic Marketing Machine's Danny Decker
1229 - Two Paths with Lucas Root's Lucas Root

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the CEO and Partner of https://franbridgeconsulting.com/ (FranBridge Consulting), Jon Ostenson. FranBridge Consulting is a franchise matchmaker. They match investors and entrepreneurs with great non-food franchising opportunities. Jon shares that there are thousands of opportunities to franchise in industries beyond food. Josh and Jon also discuss some of the advantages of avoiding food franchises. Jon shares that in his experience, he found that most of his clients didn’t want to work with franchises that dealt in food service. Between needing to be available 24/7 for issues and needing a heavy amount of staff members, many investors want to pursue easier methods of generating profit through the franchising model.  Jon shares that the level of interest in investing in franchises is unprecedented. With record levels of opportunities and cash on the sidelines, business owners and budding entrepreneurs are looking for new ways to work for themselves. Many of his clients are entrepreneurs who have already built a couple of businesses but didn’t want to reinvent the wheel each time they started a new venture. Franchising gives an entrepreneur an eyes-wide-open perspective when it comes to starting a new business. They have the roadmap completely laid out and they know what to expect from day one. Jon explains that over 85% of franchise businesses will stay in business after five years – a much higher success rate than traditional start-ups.  Franchising lends itself to easier exits for a few reasons, Jon explains. For one thing, you have other franchisees that might be interested in buying your business. Also, franchisors usually have a pipeline of interested, high-level leads that you can access as a franchisee. Another win? Private equity loves franchising. Private equity firms are very interested in franchises, especially now.  Josh and Jon explore what types of franchises might be ideal for busy business owners who want to break into franchising. Most franchises allow for the room you need to run your other businesses, Jon says. He shares a case study where a very successful business owner he worked with entered the home and property services franchise when he wanted to diversify his businesses. He also came back to diversify further after he went on to hire a competent, trustworthy team to run each of his businesses after they were built. Being a good business owner means having great teams and operators. This is the only way franchising can be executed well for serial business owners.  Want to learn more? Check out FranBridge Consulting’s website at https://franbridgeconsulting.com/ (https://franbridgeconsulting.com/).  Check out FranBridge Consulting on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/franbridge-capital/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/franbridge-capital/).  Check out Jon Ostenson on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonostenson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonostenson/).  Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence: ✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast.https://upmyinfluence.com/guest ( Schedule HERE). ✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures.https://upmyinfluence.com/b2b ( Learn more here). ✅ Check out our freehttps://upmyinfluence.com/1 ( Authority Transformation Masterclass).
1226 - Structured Goal Setting with Melanie Curtis' Melanie Curtis
1225 - Podcasting is Valuable with Content Allies' Jake Jorgovan
1224 - Put Yourself First with Great Legal Marketing's Charley Mann
1223 - Share Your Smarts with Predictive ROI's Erik Jensen
1222 - Reduce The Barrier to Entry with Real Defense's Gary Guseinov
1221 - Media is Your Audience and Your Clients with RPR Firm's Emily Bergh
1220 - Making Your Money Work For You Before and After Retirement with Wealth With No Regrets' Barry Spencer
1219 -How AI is changing Trading with Capital Logix's Howard Getson
1218 - A Contrarian Approach to Branding with Bottomless Branding's Ben Marcoux
1217 - Future Focused Accounting with Blueprint CFO's Jim Downes
1216 - Leading A Life of Joy with Amy Joy Coaching's Amy Joy
1215 - Making the World Better with Shift Co's Terri Maxwell
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the President of https://www.rapporttranslations.com/ (Rapport International), Wendy Pease. Rapport International translates with high quality between languages and they cover everything from start to finish for the clients they work with, including all translatable assets. Rapport International was founded over 30 years ago, and 17 years ago, Wendy helped to develop the systems that have kept their business at the forefront of this industry.  Wendy and her team help businesses grow and avoid liability, especially with bad translation services. Rapport International takes pride in the quality of services they provide. Everything from accuracy to SEO is taken into account when they work with clients to translate their content. Wendy shares that many translation companies make the mistake of using machine translation that’s only edited and tweaked later by human efforts. The biggest problem with this is that machines don’t understand the human elements and nuances of a language – which makes for clunky translation.  Wendy believes that machines will never take over high-quality translation needs. Anything that needs exact precision of communication or legal considerations can’t afford the liability of a poor translation. Beyond that, new words are added to languages all the time. Getting your meaning across with absolute clarity means needing a professional translator. Some words don’t even have direct translations into different languages – again, machine translations can’t keep up. If you’re going to need translations for your business, don’t make the mistake of relying on machine translation software.  Josh and Wendy explore how attentive marketers are in their native language – and if you need translations, you need to put in the extra investment in order to achieve that same clarity of messaging, no matter what language demographic you need to target.  According to Rapport Translations’ website, you’re not just selecting a language when you translate your marketing and business materials, you're connecting with people. As Wendy stressed, you need to do it through clear communications. Connecting with your audience on an emotional level requires an intimate and nuanced form of messaging.  Rapport Translations’ proven process of people-focused translations helps you find the best solution for your multilingual business communications strategies. Their work can connect you with the people you need to communicate with, locally or globally, no matter the language. Want to learn more? Check out Rapport International’s website at https://www.rapporttranslations.com/ (https://www.rapporttranslations.com/).  Want to contact someone from the Rapport Translations team? Contact them at https://www.rapporttranslations.com/contact-us (https://www.rapporttranslations.com/contact-us).  Check out Rapport International on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/rapport-international-sudbury-ma/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/rapport-international-sudbury-ma/).  Check out Wendy’s book, The Language of Global Marketing: Translate Your Domestic Strategies into International Sales and Profits on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Language-Global-Marketing-Strategies-International/dp/1736561405 (https://www.amazon.com/Language-Global-Marketing-Strategies-International/dp/1736561405).  Check out Wendy Pease on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendypease/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendypease/).  Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence: ✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast.https://upmyinfluence.com/guest ( Schedule HERE). ✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures.https://upmyinfluence.com/b2b ( Learn more here).
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the founder and CEO of https://innovation-discovery.com/ (Innovation Discovery), Carlo Rivis.  Innovation Discovery is a strategy think tank that works with two pillars. They help founders become the best versions of themselves through skills and attitude/mindset work, and they help to innovate technology roadmaps to bring new tech to the market. If you don’t innovate and future proof today, you won’t make it in the next few years, Carlo shares.  Josh and Carol explore the fact that there’s a serious amount of misinformation in the tech space today. It’s harder now than ever to even research tech solutions, especially as an entrepreneur. Founders are having to sort through dozens of tech options and generally don’t end up happy with the results. This is why there is a need for a better vertical search engines that can accurately research these tools.  Innovation Discovery offers a database of these tools and tech options to take the pain and trial and error out of finding tech suites for your company. Carlo and his team take the time to research exactly what their client is looking for, with the background understanding to get the most accurate and specific tools required for business growth. Instead of using keywords, Innovation Discovery encourages its clients to write out exactly what they need so that they can find the absolute best tech solutions and tools out there. Innovation Discovery’s tools work whether you’re a high-performance, advanced company with 1,000 or more employees, or if you’re a start-up looking to get a competitive edge through targeting excellent tech solutions.  If you’re interested in Carlo’s work at Innovation Discovery, check out their website and sign up free to try out their search tool. It will take 24 hours for them to get back to you with results, but access to the user interface is granted instantly. According to their website, Innovation Discovery is a unique boutique with the aim to boost and diffuse the most advanced technologies and design new disruptive innovations. The company is composed of a team of consultants who develop strategies for international markets, manage teams in different countries, and develop opportunities for innovative ideas. Innovation Discovery wants to provide users with the opportunity to discover how innovations can be incorporated into users' daily lives. The company’s mission is to connect the world’s innovations to make them more diffused and successful. When users join Innovation Discovery, they gain access to innovations, technologies, innovative talents, dealers, installers, consultants, joint venture partners, testers, incredible skills, updates, and insights. Want to learn more? Check out Innovation Discovery’s website at https://innovation-discovery.com/ (https://innovation-discovery.com/).  Check out Innovation Discovery at https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovationdiscovery/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovationdiscovery/).  Check out Carlo Rivis on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlorivis/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlorivis/).  Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence: ✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast.https://upmyinfluence.com/guest ( Schedule HERE). ✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures.https://upmyinfluence.com/b2b ( Learn more here).
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District 7 Toastmasters

Jennifer was wonderful and friendly when interviewing District Seven Toastmasters for The Thoughtful Entrepreneur. This was the first time I had been on a podcast, and she made me feel very at ease.It was a great way to be able to talk about what Toastmasters is and our Spring Conference. It was a wonderful experience, especially right after going through the Podcast Guest Mini-Mastery Course.

Jun 2nd
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Josh

Thank you SO much for listening to our show!! 🤓. You are welcome to check out our other UpMyInfluence podcast, Authority Confidential https://bit.ly/2U5xMol and Josh’s other podcast, The SavingsAngel Show https://bit.ly/2tBe4oR

Feb 25th
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Carrie Caulfield Arick

Love this show!

Jun 30th
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