Catherine Dahl: Why Core Values Matter

May 21, 2020

In this episode, Kc talks with Catherine Dahl.

As a Canadian startup CEO, Catherine Dahl heads an industry-leading accounting automation software company, Beanworks, that is trailblazing modern accounting processes.

Catherine’s entrepreneurial efforts show a clear pattern of determination, resilience, and careful execution. Not only has she built a thriving company, but she has been instrumental in securing the funding, partnerships and team members necessary to scale that company. Through her various board positions and volunteer efforts, Catherine is a highly engaged member of the entrepreneurship community.

 Here are the minute markers for the highlights of this episode:

00:02:40  How Catherine Got Started And What It Takes To Be Resilient

00:08:08  B.E.A.N. - The Four Core Values And How To Apply Them

00:16:55  The Difference Between Mission And Vision

00:20:26  How Catherine Supports Women In Tech And Female Entrepreneurs

00:26:18  Looking...

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Elnaz Sarraf: Tech For Change

May 04, 2020

In this episode, Kc talks with Elnaz Sarraf.

Elnaz is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology, business, sales, and marketing. Currently, Elnaz is the CEO and Founder of ROYBI; an investor-backed EdTech company focusing on early childhood education, that recently raised $4.2 million in its seed round. Elnaz is also a Board Member at the Consumer Technology Association, Small Business Council.

Here are the minute markers for the highlights of this episode:

00:00:29  Meet Elnaz And Roybi: How She is Changing Education

00:05:24  How She Deals With Resistance to Artificial Intelligence

00:07:16  Knowing Your Audience And How To Reach Them

00:12:40  How Elnaz Stays Balanced

00:15:14  Listening To Your Body: Signs Of Burnout

00:17:34  Creative Work Environments For Entrepreneurs

00:23:01  Looking Towards The Future of Education And Artificial Intelligence

00:25:43  Elnaz's Bright Light Wisdom

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Shannon Lohr: Sustainable & Ethical Fashion

Apr 20, 2020

In this episode, Kc talks with Shannon Lohr.
As the founder of Factory45, Shannon Lohr works with early-stage entrepreneurs to launch fashion & accessories companies that are sustainably and ethically made.  

She got her start in 2010 when she co-founded {r}evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and minimalists that was featured in The New York Times, and Yahoo! News.  To date, she's worked with over 200 entrepreneurs in the sustainable fashion space, many of whom have gone on to launch some of the most transparent supply chains in the fashion industry.

Here are the minute markers for the highlights of this episode:

00:01:26  How Shannon Got Started And What She Learned Along The Way

00:04:32  Lessons Learned From Revolution

00:05:13  The Single Most Important Trait: Taking Action

00:10:17  Social Media And Using Your Voice

00:14:20  Strategies For Showcasing Your Brand

00:15:50  Launch Your...

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The Power Of Influence - Lead Or Be Led

Apr 09, 2020

Influence….it’s powerful.

For some reason, the topic of influence has been on my mind.

I wanted to dive deeper into thinking about how influencing others and being influenced, play a part in our lives and our business.

Let’s think about how we influence others.

As business owners, people are watching and listening to us (some more intently than others). We have a responsibility to a certain degree. How we conduct ourselves, our policies, our follow-through, and our style are all factors in our ability to influence clients. If we are a true authority or even perceived as one, our influence will, of course, be stronger.

We can increase our sphere of influence by spreading our message via blogging, newsletters, guest posts, social posts, speaking engagements, interviews, webinars, etc. 

The more authoritative and consistent we are with our point of view, the greater the opportunity to have a significant influence on our...

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