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For entrepreneurs and innovators, the road to success is rarely a smooth ride. Ryan Dye, Executive Director of CoLab INC, talks with industry experts and influencers as they share their journey in getting from there to here. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience in your given field, this entrepreneurship podcast is for you.
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In part 6 Kymone talks about how you can combine all previous expertise packaging into a membership service. It’s no secret that people want things packaged in a simple and convenient way. Memberships allow anyone who pays for it access to products, services, content, and access to coaching events and live sessions. Listen to the benefits that come with packaging expertise as a membership program that fosters growth through a community environment.Show Noteskymonehinds.com 
You may have heard people say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know?Kymone shares how you can take advantage of being a connector and generating income by building trust with an audience and recommending products and services to them. Listen more about how you can generate passive income by becoming a connector. Show Noteskymonehinds.com 
Have you ever showed someone how to do something? People will often pay you to do something they can’t or don’t want to do. In part 4 of this series, Kymone shares what you can do to package your expertise as a service. Packaging expertise as a service is easier when you sell a final outcome. Learn more about the advantages and drawbacks of selling your expertise as a service. Show Noteskymonehinds.com 
Kymone Hinds emphasizes on the importance of not undervaluing your expertise and knowledge as you have spent time and money acquiring it. Listen to part 1, as Kymone walks listeners through ways to package expertise into products in order to keep generating and diversifying income streams. Listen to the advantages as well as the drawbacks that come from packaging expertise into a product.   Show NotesKymonehinds.com 
You may not be aware but you have already coached someone at one point in your life. In part 2, Kymone shares more about what coaching entails and how to profit from sharing your expertise while also changing people’s lives. When you give people your time to share your knowledge and guidance, they will yield better results. Listen to Kymone share how you can package your expertise into coaching sessions, its advantages and drawbacks. Show Noteskymonehinds.com 
We all love a good party! In part 3 Kymone expands on how you can package your expertise as an in-person or virtual event. Packaging your expertise as an event allows for concentration and creating a big impact in a short amount of time. Kymone walks you through how you can create events as a way to package your knowledge. He also shares what you can do to engage your audience prior to it to make it a shared, worthwhile experience for everyone. Show Noteskymonehinds.com 
In today's episode we talked to Kevin Welch, an experienced and successful entrepreneur who has grown multiple technology companies from inception to multi-billion-dollar entities. Kevin shared his background in becoming an entrepreneur, what he has learned about venture capitalist funding, and how VC’s evaluate startups to invest in. As you may know, 80% of startups end up failing within the first 5-10 years, so Kevin emphasized the importance of having viable, innovative ideas that can yield long term results and become sustainable businesses. Funding is one of the main worries for entrepreneurs, and Kevin had some thoughts to share:Avoid the 3 F’s: don’t seek funding from friends, family, or fools. Look for funding opportunities through angel investors, accelerators, crowdfunding, and crowdlendingSeek out experienced investors who usually have a track record on investing in your kind of business. Be prepared with a detailed financial plan. Have a sensitivity analyses where you evaluate what kind of uncertain events could happen in the future and how your business can remain afloat during uncertain times.Venture capital is usually one of the many funding stages you can encounter in your entrepreneurial journey. Be prepared for the learning experience and opportunities that not only investors but also employees and customers bring to the table. Remember, investors back people, not ideas. Show NotesMelanie Perkins Podcast CrunchbaseLeading Club
It is no secret that influencer marketing has significantly grown over the past few years, and although there are many influencers out there, only a few manage to grow their platforms and successfully make a long-lasting impression. So what is their secret for their success? We talked to an Instagram influencer, Kennedy Haffner, food blogger and content creator of @thehealthyhaff about what inspired the creation of her online platform and how she managed to grow it to over 60,000 Instagram followers.Kennedy gives an insight into what being an influencer entails and how to build an authentic personal brand that will resonate with people. She also shares special tips and productivity hacks that have helped her find a healthy balance in a field that requires her to make living by sharing her life online. Watch Kennedy as she shares the importance of authenticity in the influencer realm, what to expect when being part of the industry, and how to maintain a  healthy work-life balance.
Tim Olaore is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in organizational development and expert in mentorship, leadership and HR management. He shares excellent advice on organizational development and how to be a good leader and mentor in order to make an impact in people’s lives. Listen to Tim as he tells Ryan more about his background and what inspired his development in the field as well as special advice for young entrepreneurs on how to be the best leader they can. Key Points 1:40 — Tim’s Background5:00 — Passion for training6:38 — Inspiring idea generation 10:05 — Common mistakes in organizational leadership12:26 — Stakeholder management14:58 — Listening as a leader16:08 — Showing stability during uncertain times18:58 — Mr. Meaningful Work23:09 — What it means to do meaningful work25:09 — Key indicators for hiring a good employee28:15 — Encouraging the strengthening of practical skills30:07 — Key mentorship 31:54 — Good leader and good mentorship32:25 — Advice to young entrepreneurs35:08 — Connecting with TimShow NotesTim's LinkedInGet the latest There to Here Podcast sent to youFind more podcasts from CoLab INCcolabinc.orgFollow us on:FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterYouTube
Roxi Hewerston, expert in organizational development, organizational effectiveness and HR management, author and motivational speaker, sits down to talk with Ryan about the importance of good leadership in the success of a business. Roxi talks about her experiences working with multiple companies and what she has witnessed to be effective leaders in the organization's growth and development of its employees. Roxi emphasizes that any kind of organization’s success or failure can be traced back to its leaders.Listen to Roxi as she shares with Ryan how emotional intelligence is the key to being a good leader and what small business owners can do to become, develop and retain good employees. Key Points00:00 —  Intro01:18 — Background & empowering people in multiple industries02:52 — overlooking the importance of leadership in starting a business05:50 — Hiring success rates in the US07:12 — Training HR to be more effective08:25 — Common mistakes leaders make10:23 — About performance reviews11:15 — Managerial Adversarial company culture 13:21 — Leadership amidst COVID15:00 — Emotional Intelligence in leadership16:46 — What key qualities to look for when hiring a leader18:08 — Timing used to recruit leaders19:50 — switching leadership roles between industries21:24 — How to hire employees as a startup company 23:56 — Shift in leadership culture27:30 —Why Emotional Intelligence matters most to employees29:14 — Good leadership develops other leaders30:34 — Advice for young entrepreneurs 33:05 — Connecting with RoxiShow NotesAsk RoxiHighland Consulting Group Hire Right, Fire Right: A Leader's Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best PeopleLead Like it Matters...Because it Does: Practical Leadership Tools to Inspire and Engage Your People and Create Great ResultsRoxi's LinkedInRoxi's FacebookGet the latest There to Here Podcast sent to youFind more podcasts from CoLab INCcolabinc.orgFollow us on:FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterYouTube
Part 4:  I Don't Know Where to StartKymone Hinds is a creativity consultant, coach and creator of Ideas to Life. Kymone helps individuals and organizations grow and start their entrepreneurial journey. Throughout these series, Kymone will be sharing about the 4 things that stop people from sharing and selling their knowledge online. Sometimes the most challenging part about having your own business is getting started in the first place. That overwhelming feeling of what to tackle first is one of the first obstacles we encounter in the entrepreneurial journey. Kymone shares tips on how  to come up with a simple action plan to start sharing your knowledge and making an income off of it. Show Noteshttp://kymonehinds.com Listen to Part 3
Part 3: No One Will Pay for This Kymone Hinds is a creativity consultant, coach and creator of Ideas to Life. Kymone helps individuals and organizations grow and start their entrepreneurial journey. Throughout these series, Kymone will be sharing about the 4 things that stop people from sharing and selling their knowledge online. The easy access to free educational material on the internet can be something that may hinder us from starting your online business because we may feel like no one will see the value in it.  Kymone debunks this myth as he explains that people usually pay for transformation and not for information. Learn how to overcome this obstacle by making your content meaningful and monetize it at the same time!Show Noteshttp://kymonehinds.com Listen to Part 2
Part 2: You've Waited Too Long To Get StartedKymone Hinds is a creativity consultant, coach and creator of Ideas to Life. Kymone helps individuals and organizations grow and start their entrepreneurial journey. Throughout these series, Kymone will be sharing about the 4 things that stop people from sharing and selling their knowledge online. Taking advantage of online business opportunities is something worth considering; however, we often find excuses that stop us from sharing our knowledge and generating that extra income. One of these excuses is that we think we might have waited too long to do something and now it's too late because maybe someone else may be doing it. Listen to Kymone as he explains the flaws in this argument and share why no one else can do the things the same way you would do them!Show Noteshttp://kymonehinds.com Listen to part 1
Part 1 : Overcoming The Feeling of Not Knowing Enough Kymone Hinds is a creativity consultant, coach and creator of Ideas to Life. Kymone helps individuals and organizations grow and start their entrepreneurial journey. Throughout these series, Kymone will be sharing about the 4 things that stop people from sharing and selling their knowledge online. We've all seen the dramatic online shift from businesses and services over the past few years and even more over the past few months. Kymone encourages listeners to take advantage of these opportunities to share personal knowledge and experience. However, the first thing that often sets us back is feeling like you don't know enough about the topic you want to share. Listen to Kymone as he explains how to overcome this fear, stop comparing yourself to others and start helping people and make a side income out of this. Show Noteshttp://kymonehinds.com 
Fred Cornforth talks about 10 things you should and shouldn't do when running a nonprofit.  Fred emphasizes on the importance of staying focused on your mission and looking for the support of likeminded people. Fred also shares how creating and following business plans can help to better guide an effective business. Listen to his advice on what things you should and shouldn't do to run an effective and sustainable nonprofit that better serves its community. Show Notes 2021 Nonprofit BootcampDo's and Don'ts Of NonprofitsWatch the full session
Dan Kittle covers the different rules you must follow when you are writing a grant. He talks about the importance of matching specific requirements and following instructions carefully. Think of it as writing a resume for your organization. Dan covers the specific sections within the grants and how you can prepare ahead of time in order to make the writing process easier, including memorandum of understanding, data, vitas, plan of action and more. It is important to create urgency and spark empathy through storytelling so that the grant reader is more likely to favor you. Listen for more tips!Show Notes2021 Nonprofit Bootcamp Love Heals Talk SheetWatch the Full Session
Dan Kittle talks about the importance of telling your nonprofit's story through grant writing & common misconceptions people may have about it. He walks listeners through the four main stories that can be used in order to engage future donors as well as provide credibility and trustworthiness to your organization. Dan emphasizes on how simple stories are the best way to write a compelling grant that will help donors relate to your organization.  Listen to Dan as he shares some tips on grant writing and how to strategically fundraise.Show Notes2021 Nonprofit BootcampWatch the Full SessionKeys of Grant WritingGrant Writing Myths
Are you tired of working for someone else in a 9-5 job?Stop feeling unfulfilled and start making money from your passion!Find out how you can escape the dull routine and make a living doing what you love.During this session we talked to Lia Griffith about her background, what inspired the creation of her online business and the strategies she used to grow her audience over the past few years. Lia started out her own business as a blogger and progressively moved into building different income streams through crafting DIYs, video tutorials, and a membership business model. In this webinar we covered:The importance of authenticity as a strategy to build a sustainable business and grow an audienceThe challenges that come with starting a business from scratch How to monetize your content through membership business models and sponsorshipsSetting and adjusting starting prices for the desired target marketWhat Key Performance Indicators for social media & website analytics you should focus onLia emphasized on the importance of starting a business you are passionate about in order to make it sustainable and enjoyable in the long term.Get the latest There to Here Podcast sent to youFind more podcasts from CoLab INCcolabinc.orgFollow us on:FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterYouTube
Your board plays a big role in the effectiveness of your nonprofit and its future. Jenny Welch talks about the exact duties your board members should fulfill, how to recruit board members and the ideal size of boards. Jenny emphasizes on the importance of the preservation of public trust and how an effective board helps guide your nonprofit into the fulfillment of its mission. Learn about the characteristics you should look for in a board member and how to best retain them.Show Notes2021 Nonprofit BootcampWatch the Full SessionHow to Choose Your Nonprofit Board of DirectorsBoardSource.org
Kevin Welch provides an insight on what donors are looking for when deciding on whether or not to support a nonprofit. He emphasizes on 5 key points that determine the effectiveness of your nonprofit: clear mission & vision; ability to perform key functions; strong practices, procedures & policies; good people, and ability to mobilize others.Show Notes2021 Nonprofit BootcampWatch full sessionRead Our Blog on 5 Qualities of Effective Nonprofits
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