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Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast

Are you a mainstreet entrepreneur who doesn't want to use other people's money to grow your business? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work yourself? Are you excited about controlling your own destiny? We aren't here to make your business the next Uber, but instead to help you grow your business so that it provides a good life for you, your family, and your employees.
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Apr 25, 2018

Mario is a trusted advisor to executives and their companies looking to leverage their most important asset — their brand. By first being able to uniquely understand a brand’s true challenges and untapped potential, then through deliberate and extensive analysis, he has helped major fortune 500 companies and even entire countries tangibly transform, align their cultures and deliver unprecedented growth and value.

Trained as an architect early in his career, Mario uses these fundamentals to balance the art and science of brand building. He understands that a brand’s essence and their cultures emanate from their strategic core outwards. And, having built a successful digital marketing business that was acquired by Interpublicand became part of the formation of FutureBrand, he is keenly aware of the role that digital plays and has pioneered software as a digital operating system for optimizing and managing brands.

Over the past 17 years, he has led teams across three continents, working for clients of varying size and industry focus, mostly in the areas of technology, real estate, travel, sports, and hospitality. Along the way, he has developed a proprietary set of frameworks, processes, and tools that deliver proven results. As important as the brands he has helped create or enhance, Mario is proudest to lead a multidisciplinary, multicultural, multigenerational team looking to expertly solve problems. His love of architecture has inspired his work in destination, real estate and luxury categories, where he has helped shape a quarter-trillion dollars of value.

Mario has a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Toronto. He lives and plays in New York City.

What you'll learn about in this episode:

  • The main differences between the United States and Canada from a business perspective
  • How companies can find and develop a brand that works well for them
  • How companies can discover a healthy market for their brand
  • Which company brands are succeeding and the reasons behind their success
  • Why strong brands are driven by emotion
  • The importance of understanding your stakeholders and the impact they should have on your brand
  • How to develop an understanding of the focus of a brand
  • How the biggest failures lead to the biggest lessons learned
  • The importance of managing stress and avoiding overexerting yourself
  • The importance of taking care of your health with meditation, exercise, and a plant-based diet
  • The importance of being team-focused and making sure that employees come first

Ways to contact Mario:

Apr 18, 2018

Business Growth Expert, Robyn Crane is known for hosting the TV show, The Financial G-Spot, the radio show, Let’s Talk Money, and is a 4-Time #1 Best Selling Author. In her latest book, Make More Money, Help More People, Robyn shares empowering stories of women entrepreneurs in her FEMM Mentorship who have doubled or tripled their income. She also reveals the unknown success strategies that helped her go from making $500 a year to $500,000 a year in her coaching business—in just 2 years!. Her blueprint for financial success has been featured on ABC, The Motley Fool, and Fox Business News.

She’s an engaging and in-demand speaker who is regularly invited to speak at companies, women’s conferences, chambers of commerce, entrepreneurial groups and organizations around the country.

Robyn is on a mission to empower committed and passionate women business owners to make more money and help more people, so they can have a bigger impact on the world. Through her seminars and FEMM Mentorship™ program (Female Empowered Money Makers), Robyn helps these women attract qualified leads and close high paying clients and optimize their time so they can create their ideal business and ideal life.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How to transform your business and by doing so how to transform your life
  • Tips to grow your business from $500 a year to $500,000
  • Why identifying your niche is part of the key to your success
  • Understanding how working harder at the beginning means working less once successful
  • Why it’s important to keep the momentum going once it’s started
  • Why getting information means nothing without implementation
  • Understanding why focus is key to success; knowing what comes next and not losing sight of it is part of that focus
  • Why it’s important to solve one problem at a time and then move on to the next problem
  • How to turn around a negative thought into a positive one to understand you are making progress
  • For financial advisors specifically, why it’s not just calling clients, taking them to events, and tracking your activity that matters -- your messaging also matters, including what it is and how it’s expressed

Ways to contact Robyn:

Apr 11, 2018

Entrepreneur, speaker, and author Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build “Badass Brands without the BS” for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is also a Forbes contributor and author of Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How to start and grow a business and become a game changer
  • How business owners and leaders can reach their full potential
  • The importance of brands differentiating themselves by the way they do business
  • The importance of branding, strategy, and the full responsibility of implementation to get clients where they want to be
  • The importance of providing services faster than competitors
  • How to turn expertise into profit

Ways to Contact Pia:

Apr 4, 2018

Rob Dube was fresh out of Albion College in 1991 when he and his lifelong friend, Joel Pearlman, founded imageOne, and he was more than ready for the role of co-owner and President. In fact, he had practically spent his whole life preparing for the day.

Rob’s journey began in ninth grade when he and Joel launched their first business – selling blow pop candy out of their school lockers. From blow pops they moved on to other endeavors, such as selling t-shirts and detailing cars.

Rob and his partner realized early on that their passion to deliver an extraordinary customer experience would be key to their success. It is this passion that has become the driving force behind imageOne’s success.

In 2004, imageOne was acquired by a public company; and in 2006 Rob and his partner reacquired the company. While going through the process of reacquiring imageOne, they discussed ways they could make a difference in the world. After reading the book Small Giants, by Bo Burlingham, they became obsessed with building an amazing company culture and giving back. Their mission is to change the lives of their team, their customers, and everyday people in small and big ways.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The philosophy behind Image One founder Rob Dube’s new book “Do Nothing” and the related movement
  • What Rob suffered through early in his career as he struggled to balance the stresses of being newly married and starting a new company
  • The way Rob was willing to become a student again in order to get the facts on how meditation could help him deal with his ongoing issues
  • How organizations like the military use meditation to produce more mentally-healthy individuals
  • The way Rob feels meditation has helped him recover from his physical ailments like Eczema
  • How meditation helped Rob get to a clear thought process and make him more effective by giving his brain a break
  • How Rob learned to put things in perspective with meditation
  • That you need to make a true commitment to meditation to reap any of its benefits
  • What the entire experience is like during one of Rob’s Do Nothing retreats

Ways to contact Rob:

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