Lucy has lived in Southern California with her amazing husband of almost 14 years. They met while training in Aikido, a Japanese martial art almost 20 years ago. They now own our own Aikido dojo (school) where Lucy teaches children’s classes. She became a trial paralegal right out of school but decided to change careers about 8 years ago. Lucy went back to school to become a teacher. After 5 years of teaching 3rd and 4th grade students, she decided to take the leap and become an entrepreneur!
Lucy works with DIYers as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them stand out in the business world. She helps them with their customer retention and customer appreciation programs. She does this through two wonderful companies that she is an Independent Consultant for: Close to My Heart and Steeped Tea. Close to My Heart is a company based out of Utah and is celebrating its 30th year in business. She is celebrating her 10th year as a consultant with them. Their mission is to show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most. She’s also a consultant with Steeped Tea, a Canadian-based company that specializes in loose leaf teas and tea accessories.
Vavavida is a line of ethically made fashion jewelry items that give back. We only retail ethically made pieces of gorgeous high-quality hand crafted artisan jewelry from all over the world. But we don’t stop there because 10% of our revenues goes to non-profit organizations such as Project Concern International where our investments go to help empower women around the globe. When you empower a woman, you empower a community.
Vavavida was founded after a long conversation between Antoine and Dan –two of the co-founders– seeing eye-to-eye about things that could be done in the world to enrich people’s lives. Vavavida was created to help prevent events like the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop from happening again. If Vavavida can be part of the conversation in proving that healthy profits don’t have to come at the expense of the mistreating of other human beings, we will have won our “Fair Fashion Coup.”
Today my guests are Rebecca and David Mandle. Rebeca & David are singer/songwriter, recording artists first and foremost, and are also extremely active in many areas of the music business world including music education, music production, and custom song creation. They are at the forefront of music education with their companies, Singing Lesson Expert, Guitar Lesson Expert, and My Songwriting Coach. They were featured on Fox News 5 for their custom songwriting business, and David has received critical acclaim for album projects he has produced, while Rebeca is an incredibly respected vocal producer.
Come along with me and discover what an interesting business Rebecca and David have in the music industry.
Today my guest is LC Scott, owner of eFrog Press. We’ll be talking about writing that book you’ve always wanted to write. Tune in and hear what a seasoned publishing professional has to offer in the way of guidance.
LC Scott has a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Education from Stanford, and a doctorate in educational leadership from UC San Diego. During her freelance writing career she wrote dozens of magazine feature stories, chapters for textbooks, study guides for educations films and newsletters for the San Diego County Office of Education’s reading tutoring program. For many years she created websites for small businesses and children’s authors. She has taught at the high school and university levels. She founded eFrog Press in 2011.
The 6th Annual Business Explosion is Thursday, January 29, 2015. This is one of the first business events in North San Diego county. From 2pm to 6pm you can mix and mingle with other business owners in North County. There are also various speakers, exhibitors and plenty of networking.
There are also exhibitors that may have the resources you and your business need to really explode this year. So, let’s dig in for a short show on what BOOM! The Business Explosion is all about.
In this episode you’ll learn what WordPress is and why you would want to use it as your website foundation.
WordPress runs 74 million websites as of 2015. There are many reasons you would want to use WordPress. The first reason would be, it’s free! WordPress is also very search engine friendly, in addition to being user friendly. Without knowing anything about coding, you can create pages, posts, add media in the form of pictures, video and audio. You can also be in charge of your own search engine optimization.
So listen in and discover how you can harness the power of WordPress!
Today my guest is A. C. Howard. Anna Cathleen Howard, A C Howard Law, grew up in San Diego and Los Angeles, and she obtained her bachelor’s degree at University of Southern California. As a student there, she served on the Academic Honors Society and mentored at-risk youth in the South Central Los Angeles community.
Today my guest is Barbara Eldridge, of Mind Masters.
What would you give to have a trusted advisor who was also a small business expert? Someone who understood your concerns, had talked to hundreds of entrepreneurs and was right on top of today’s most progressive thinking. Someone who could connect you to other small business owners, hook you up with resources and give you the direction you need to avoid the pitfalls of business ownership. Look no further. Barbara Eldridge is that person.
For more than twenty-five years Barbara Eldridge has been contributing to other people’s business success. Her many years experience in the corporate world provided her with knowledge, insight and presence to help thousands of entrepreneurial men and women nurture their business ventures into thriving successes.
Today my guest is Scott Jucha, author of The Silver Ships. Scott spent several years overseas, earned two college degrees, held many jobs, and found a wonderful marriage partner. Scott’s first attempt at a novel, entitled The Lure, was a crime drama centered around the surfacing of a 100-carat yellow diamond lost during the French Revolution. The story was set in modern Rio de Janeiro. So, in preparation for the book, he spent two weeks in 1980 researching the Brazilian people, language, and religious customs of Condomblé.
In the first episode of this three episode series, we talked about Blogging Your Passion with Creative Blogging. Some of the points we covered were:
the history of blogs
what motivates people to start blogging
researching your niche
Our second podcast in this series is Setting Up Your WordPress Blog. In this episode we discussed:
free versus paid blogging platforms
how to choose a domain name
different hosting packages
the benefits of WordPress
This is the final in the series. In this podcast we’ll talk about the different types of content, and content strategies you can use with your new WordPress blog.