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Steve is a management consultant who has worked and consulted for Vodafone Allianz, Nortel, Lucent and Wolters Kluwer, to name a few. He’s also taught courses in the business school at Irvine University. Steve, a big welcome to you.
Steve Shu: Thank you very much for having me, Michael.
Mike Zipursky: Let’s start by having you tell us what it is you’re doing for clients these days.
Steve Shu: Great. Typically, what I do is I help incubate technology-oriented startup initiatives within other companies. This typically includes things like new business units, innovation areas, new product development, and I also do some pure startups but it’s typically kind of startup initiatives within larger companies.
Mike Zipursky: Can you give us a bit of a – like if we were to take that idea and break it down a little bit so people can get a bit of a better picture into exactly what it is you’re doing. Could we just play off maybe a recent project example or one that you’re comfortable sharing what you did?
Steve Shu: Sure. One of the clients that I worked for recently was involved with starting up, they wanted to start up a new business unit. They wanted to move into an adjacent market space leveraging their current software products. I got involved early on with helping them kind of define the business and also secure the funding from, you know, at the CEO level to invest and develop the business unit, so started off with the funding and the strategy for the business then we went into things like the planning and the incubation and acquisition of new clients and staffing the organization. That’s a somewhat long process. The funding efforts can take a few months to a half year and then we go through kind of incubation phases of getting those businesses started. Continue Reading
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Mike Zipursky: Hi, everyone! It’s Michael Zipursky here from Consulting Success. And today on the line, I have Rochelle Moulton.
Rochelle’s a serial consultant (maybe I just invented that term) and now works with authors, artists and consultants to help develop their brands as well as revenue models and strategy.
Rochelle worked at a large consulting firm, and then started her own consulting business and grew that, sold it six years later and then worked in a few different business and consulting roles before really getting into her current company.
Again, I’m really excited to have Rochelle on today’s show. So Rochelle, welcome!
Rochelle Moulton: Thank you, Michael. I’m happy to be here.
Mike Zipursky: Is that a term I just invented – ‘serial consultant’?
Rochelle Moulton: I like that. I’ve heard of serial entrepreneur, but yeah, serial consultant sounds like it just fits.
Mike Zipursky: Same thing: I’ve heard the entrepreneur thing used many times by people and I was always interested when people call themselves serial entrepreneurs, but you can say it about someone else so I thought that would be a good fit for you.
Let’s get started. Rochelle, you helped one of your clients go from earning $500 each speech to earning $15,000 per speech. That’s a massive jump. What did you do to help them?
Rochelle Moulton: It was a massive jump. Thinking about it, we did it in 18 months which is even more fabulous. Continue Reading
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Mike Zipursky: Hi, everyone! It’s Michael Zipursky here from Consulting Success.
On today’s show, I’m excited to have Sylvie Fortin with us. Sylvie’s the owner of Workaholics4Hire.com and is also a partner in Success Doctor – a copywriting and consulting company, as well as Licorice Group which is an online marketing and training company.
Sylvie helps marketers and entrepreneurs manage the backend of their business and also handle customer support at her company, Workaholics4Hire.
So, Sylvie, welcome!
Sylvie Fortin: Thank you so much, Michael. I appreciate you having me on.
Mike Zipursky: Let’s start off by having you tell us where the name Workaholics4Hire came from.
Sylvie Fortin: It’s kind of self-named actually. I’ve realized early on I had a problem. When I was trying to think of a company name, I can’t really nail down what it is we’re going to do so it wasn’t going to be a web design company. We weren’t going to be a writing company. I wanted it generalized, but to really be specific and as punchy as possible. That kind of came about, I think, at 2 o’clock in the morning was when the name popped into my head. I started laughing and I said ‘Yup, that’s the name.’
Mike Zipursky: And now this is 2 o’clock in the morning not when you’re in bed waking up, but while you’re actually still working?
Sylvie Fortin: Exactly
Mike Zipursky: I like to have you tell us a little bit about what your current role at Workaholics4Hire is right now. Continue Reading
Mike Zipursky: Hi, everyone! It’s Michael Zipursky from Consulting Success. On today’s show, we have Rupert Whiting.
Rupert is a business coach that works with dentists and family-owned businesses with $10 million plus in sales. He focuses his efforts on making business in a city more profitable and systematically sustainable for the benefit of the local community.
His passion is to help ambitious business people to live the life that they want to live, to create the businesses that they have always dreamed of and to create great jobs for others in the process.
Rupert is part of Focal Point – a business coaching system and franchise created by Brian Tracy.
Rupert Whiting: Hi, Michael.
Mike Zipursky: So Rupert, you won an award for the highest sales record. Tell us a little bit about that. Continue Reading
Many of you, if not most of you, I hope know about Napoleon Hill and his books and teachings including the bestseller, Think and Grow Rich.
Don became CEO of a bank at the age of 41 and made it a very profitable success. He speaks around the world and has been featured by the UN Forum for the importance of entrepreneurship within the local economy.
Don, I’m very pleased to have you with us and a big welcome to you.
Don Green: Thank you, Michael! I’m very pleased to be able to speak to you. I appreciate you reviewing my book and what you have to say about it.
Mike Zipursky: Yeah, definitely. Continue Reading
Mike Zipursky: Hi, everyone. It’s Michael Zipursky here and I’d like to welcome you to another show. Today, we have Steve Gordon with us from Steve Gordon Marketing Florida. Steve took an engineering consulting firm from $250,000 to $3.1 million in sales in a few years. Today he works with businesses to improve their marketing in a variety of industries. Steve, welcome.
Steve Gordon: Hey, Michael, great to be here. Thanks for having me.
Mike Zipursky: Yeah, my pleasure. I’m excited about this. Steve, let’s start off and talk a bit more about your previous job at that engineering consulting firm. What were you doing there?
Steve Gordon: I started there fresh out of college and kind of wait behind the ears not knowing anything, and had the good fortune to have a really great mentor in the founder of that firm, and very quickly moved on to a path to succeed him in the firm. I’d been there about four years and then he asked me to take over. It was just an outstanding opportunity to step in to a bigger role really early in my career. Continue Reading