• December 23, 2016
  • Podcast


As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on this past year and set ourselves resolutions or goals for year ahead.  It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to make their ideas reality in the coming year. This episode will give you some inspiration leading into 2017. We have compiled of some of my favorite “best advice” moments from entrepreneurs interviewed in 2016. 


Featured Guests 

Warren Rustand

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Warren was CEO of Providence Service Corporation - a $2.1 Billion social services and healthcare company, Managing Director of SC Capital Partners - an investment banking group. Warren was Chairman and CEO of Rural Metro Corporation, a $600 million, publicly traded emergency services company and on the board for 50 private, public & not for profit organisations. In 1974 Warren served as Appointments Secretary and Cabinet Secretary to President Gerald Ford.

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Alana Winter

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Alana has a company called Stiletto Spy School and MI6 Academy.  I have known Alana for many years, she lives in NYC 50% of the time & travels the world the other 50%. We recently spent 5 days together in Port Douglas where and I participated in MI6 Academy Mission and learned some cool self-defence, hand-on-hand combat, knife fighting and awareness training from 3 top agents.

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John Bly

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John Bly is the founding Member of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC and LBA Haynes Strand Capital Advisors. His entrepreneurial leadership has propelled the CPA Firm’s growth. LBA Haynes Strand ranks as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 25 CPA Firms in the Charlotte Region and an Inc. 5000 Company.

John steers the Firm’s consistent growth of personnel and expansion of client services with ten partners and over seventy professionals, John continues to grow the Firm both organically and through acquisitions. John’s strategic plan led to a second and third office in Greensboro and Mount Airy to serve the rapidly growing Triad market.

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In 2008 Anneke Ven Dan Broek began the extraordinary journey of founding the pet care brand, “Rufus & Coco”. The journey has since instilled her into the Australian Businesswoman Hall of fame and earnt her the award of Australia’s Fastest Growing Pet Brand.

With her eyes set on growth and ambition, Rufus & Coco now exports to 6 different countries with the incredible market of North America being the company’s most recent target. Anneke’s brand also support’s over 70 charities with money raised from their brand, bringing a whole new definition to the term “pet care”.

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Susannah George is an experienced marketer and a fifth generation entrepreneur with a passion for fine food and design. Susannah founded The Urban List in 2011 and established one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most influential and fastest growing lifestyle platforms. The Urban List now attracts an audience of more than 2 million readers each month.

The Urban List has locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Auckland and introduces their audience to the top tier restaurants, retailers and brands in their local cities.

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Mandi is the Founder and Managing Editor of Babyology, Australia's largest digital media company for parents. With a social media following of almost one million Facebook fans, Babyology knows how to reach their audience of 20-45 year-old women. An entrepreneur who just happens to be a mum-of-three, Mandi launched the business alone in her living room nine years ago and now heads a team of almost 30, all of whom also happen to be mums working remotely from their own homes.

Babyology is now considered the online market leader in native editorial content for Australian parents and has many other areas of reach including events, subscription boxes and video content. Mandi is an expert on juggling work and family life and the pressures faced by working mums, the modern myth of having it all and the fine line that exists between maintaining a professional career and achieving job satisfaction while still finding flexibility to raise a family

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