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A podcast about how to start. How to turn your fears of beginning in your next purpose-driven venture into action steps that will continue to guide you and serve you in your process as you continue. Host Christina Barsi, founder of podcast production/consulting company Avant Haüs Media and certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach shares endless proven tools and tips and brings on guests to share their journey's of getting started and transformation.
 
Hosts Jesse Torres and Sid Voorakkara, cofounders of Small Business Front Inc., have important and valuable conversations with guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success.
 
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Are you at the "what is it" stage? In this checklist-style episode, my guest Alex Sanfilippo, co-founder of Podpros and host of Creating a Brand podcast shares the basics of where to begin when figuring out what you want to create. It starts with passion (number one) but then defining your niche by determining who you want to serve from your passio…
 
Ever wondered how to get your start as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry? Well you’re in luck, today we are joined by entertainment expert, Bianca Quesada, the CEO and Founder of ARCUS Studios and Zone One Productions. The entertainment industry is teeming with small businesses and Bianca is here to inspire you to take your first steps …
 
The holiday season is over and the New Year has begun! You're filled with inspired thoughts of the better "you" you'll become and first thing on the list is to LOSE that holiday weight...well, I'm not unlike you. And my guest today, Camille Martin, registered dietitian, public health writer, author of “Love To Lose: Love Your Life & Watch The Weigh…
 
Having fun is not a luxury but an imperative when it comes to creating. Especially if you’re embarking on a project like a podcast which will require a lot of new and sometimes difficult tasks. In this episode we talk about our creative blocks and explore how letting go and introducing more FUN to your process can stimulate creativity and add to yo…
 
How do you get back to feeling that sense of accomplishment and inner sense of greatness whenever you need it? First of all, the typical day can feel pretty average most often. But that doesn’t mean great things aren’t happening and acknowledging them will transform your sense of accomplishment and ignite more peace, gratitude and productivity. The…
 
Ever get stuck trying to figure out which direction to go in and what will be the best desired outcome? For some reason it just doesn't seem clear! That's because we need to learn how to turn up the volume on our INTUITION'S voice and lower the level on the over-rational negative stuff. The KEY is to build a stronger relationship with our inner voi…
 
Getting started is most often the HARDEST part. So what if I told you it didn’t have to be hard? What if I told you I had an simple strategy to reframe that difficult start into something that feels not only MUCH easier but also empowering and joyful. But you have to buy in and you have to treat it like a process and a practice. The beauty is once …
 
There’s no better place to start than at the beginning! In this episode we introduce you to the easiest and most sustainable technique that will become the foundation and the throughline to all of your next steps moving forward. As you work towards building your process to start your podcast or project, this methodology will be what makes the diffe…
 
We have curated a special bonus season for you that will release weekly during our usual Tuesday release that is a bit of a throwback from Season One. Because if you’re like me then you might be spending this time exploring what you’d like to create next and finding inspiration. So we have a BEGIN SERIES that focuses on all the things you need to g…
 
My journey has largely been focused on themes connected around the power of voice. I believe purpose and message are directly related to speaking our truths and when we speak our truths confidently we have the power to not just change our own lives but to change the world. My conversation with the seasoned and accomplished Judy Rodman of All Things…
 
We are joined today by Renee King the CEO of FundBLACKFounders, a Black owned crowdfunding platform for Black founders and entrepreneurs. Renee shares how to utilize online platforms and resources in order to obtain the funds your business needs to take off and succeed. She defines the difference between non-dilutive and diluted capital, and how im…
 
Today's Question: What Would It Feel Like To Honor This? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a smal…
 
What my guest has created crosses many of the intersections I love, like mind, body and spirit connection, creativity, healing in connection with being creative and finding ourselves through that process and remembering to have fun. My guest today is Joseph Corella, he is the founder of 5 6 7 Broadway, a broadway dance workout for adults that is no…
 
When it comes to planning a new business, prioritizing is key. Today we welcome onto the show a very special guest, Tony Whatley, a best selling author, creator, podcaster, and startup entrepreneur. Tony is best known as the co-founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community with over 300,000 members that sold for millions! He has taken on the r…
 
Today's Question: What Would It Feel Like To Let Go? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a small qu…
 
Your body has deep knowledge and intelligence that is often forgotten as we get older but can be harnessed again with a little help. My guest Dr. Amy Novotny made a profound discovery along her own journey through a breathing technique, which she then began to explore further with her Physical Therapy patients. From there she went on to develop the…
 
Burnout is one of the largest challenges that small business owners face today. The amount of work and responsibilities that build up can feel like a landslide that quickly buries you. Anyone can experience burnout, but with the proper tools you can avoid getting too lost or overwhelmed in your work. Today we are joined by Christina Barsi, the prod…
 
Today's Question: What If I Am Worth It? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a small question. How …
 
“Your natural state is one of abundance, success, creative fulfillment, excitement, energy and joy. You have unique gifts. When you use those gifts, you live a life of abundance and joy. When you don’t, you live a life of hard work and struggle.” This is a quote from my guest Kara Bitar, Optimization Coach. Her story is a journey of searching for d…
 
When it comes to running a business, no matter how big or small, it’s all about consistently delivering an exceptional product. You have to keep your brand in mind every single time you engage with your customers. We are so excited to welcome back Mark Villalovos onto the show once again! Mark is the Senior Director of Operations Implementation at …
 
Today's Question: What If I Could Have It? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a small question. Ho…
 
The fact that we don't talk about money openly amounts to more than just, perhaps an undesirable subject. It is complicated. But the reason it's complicated might surprise you. When we keep the subject of money taboo, we in turn keeping it as a tool of suppression and dominance over under-served communities. In this episode, my guest Virginia Baker…
 
When you fall it is imperative to get back up and try again. You should never let failure stop you from something you are supposed to do, instead take it as a learning opportunity. We are joined today by the Founder of PodMatch and host of the Creating a Brand podcast, Alex Sanfilippo. He is here today to help us understand the best way to take cal…
 
Today's Question: What Would It Feel Like To Give Yourself Permission To Pause? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by…
 
Do you KNOW what your core values are? And if you DO, do you know how you’re using them and applying them to your life and if you have a business or are even THINKING about having a business...do you know how to apply them there? Today I do have a special guest with us who is an expert in personal branding, Suzanne Tulien. She shares with us how sh…
 
How do you know when to take the leap to start or expand your business? Today we are joined by founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc, Alicia Butler Pierre to help us answer these questions. She’s an organization expert as well as a podcast host, who encourages us to do our best by embracing our natural abilities. We dig into her journey and how she fo…
 
Today's Question: What Would It Feel Like To Connect With Your Authentic Self? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by …
 
Do you have a story to tell? How about a message on your heart that is ready to be delivered? My guest today, founder of podcast company Earfluence, Jason Gilikin shares his why behind bringing the legacies forward of anyone willing to authentically share their story...their purpose through the power of podcasting. I've said it before and I'll shar…
 
On today’s episode we’re excited to be joined by our attorney, Alex Bruno of the Bruno Group Inc. Alex works with small businesses and entrepreneurs alike to help them set up their own successful ventures by preventing any and all legal obstacles. He guides us through the proper steps and legal processes needed in order to bring our ideas to fruiti…
 
Today's Question: Where Can You Find Gratitude In What You Already Have? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking…
 
What if you knew when you were going to die? Would you change the way you live? Would you make different choices that reflect the fact that you now KNOW your time is limited? Author & Leadership Coach Eric Winters shares with us the hard, cold fact that our time is indeed, limited...whether we'd like to acknowledge that or not...it is, in actuality…
 
Why are you looking to entrepreneurship? What strengths will you leverage to be successful, and how will you create a strategy when things don’t go as planned? On today’s episode, we focus on how you can move forward in your entrepreneurial journey by bringing you the get-started checklist. We’ll share with you how to decide when to hire and trust …
 
Today's Question: What If Self-Kindness Could Change Your Thoughts? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking your…
 
What does it mean to lead a life of kindness? Being "kind" can take many forms and be expressed in many ways but how do we shift into leading with our heart's messages when creating a brand? The ability to trust yourself and your truth becomes the sounding factor in making the decision whether to leverage your core message, the one you most believe…
 
According to Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital and one of the most accomplished venture capitalists in the world, “striving for perfection in your business can be detrimental”. In this episode, we had the special opportunity to hear this advice directly from the record-breaking Arlan Hamilton herself. Arlan’s com…
 
Today's Question: What if you believed you could have it? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a sma…
 
We have a big announcement to share! We’re introducing our latest endeavor, Small Business Front, a start-up designed to create community, resources, and tools for the small business owner. Using our new platform, we will bring you various business experts, provide updated resources, and answer your burning questions. The journey is lonely and burn…
 
In an industry like entertainment, an artist can easily find themselves feeling like they aren't in control of their own experience. That goes for business, art and even identity. So how can one stay grounded and not buy into the outcome-driven needs of Hollywood? My guest today is Mike Rauch, former Cartoon Network exec and co-founder of Rauch Bro…
 
Today's Question: What Is Your End Of Day Takeaway? Each week we’ll ask a question of our subconscious mind by saying it consciously…with some context. What would it feel like to just ask yourself for the changes you’d like to see? To start to think differently about things in your life you would like to change simply by asking yourself…a small que…
 
How do you know when it's time to listen? My guest on today's episode shares with me the many times her heart was asking her to make a different decision but refused...allowing the ego to win out. But the voice inside her kept calling until she finally answered. Listen in as Eva Bautista-Fung, founder and creator of CosmicPop, Mind-Body-Soul crysta…
 
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