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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
Kate's Take: where Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire shares a behind-the-scenes look at how to run a 7-figure business. Looking for step-by-step, in-depth and actionable lessons that will help you start creating, growing and monetizing your business? Then you're in the right place! Ditch overwhelm and start taking action today.
 
Andrew Ford is a corporate escapee turned entrepreneur. After years working in large global businesses and assembling a mountain of knowledge in the digital, marketing and branding areas, he decided to follow his heart and launch his own consulting business Social Star. Now he helps other successful corporate employees develop their own passion businesses using his e-ttraction model of marketing. In the Build Your Own Business show, Andrew interviews ordinary people who have left a job they ...
 
You thought being an entrepreneur was hard? How about being an entrepreneur and wanting to have a life and care about the world and be successful? The struggle is real. Forget Either/Or and welcome to And/And. Sloane and Taylor Davidson are on a quest to pack the most into every day as multi-hyphenates with jobs and side hustles. As a married couple with a newborn and a dog, they don’t have a lot of time. This podcast jam packs interviews around how to do more, better. If that sounds like a ...
 
Are you a busy mom or entrepreneur? Take a deep breath and create a better life for you and your family!Elaine Tan Comeau, founder of Easy Daysies (www.easydaysies.com a favorite winning pitch on Dragons' Den, Canada's Shark Tank), mom of 3, wife, foodie, stroke survivor, former school teacher, author & speaker, and Mompreneur of the Year in Canada, talks to you about Creating Better family, health, mental health, business and self, all straight from the kitchen table - where it started for ...
 
What does it take for you to start your own small business? Where can you gather inspiration and information to get you started on the right foot? Can you make a living from selling handmade items? After 10 (official) years of handcrafting my business, Willow and Bee, I have gathered every tip you'll need to get started on your hand made business. Armed with the knowledge of running a small business, and a mountain of side hustles later, I'm here to share everything that it takes to get You ...
 
Whether an entrepreneur or employee, we can all learn from the inspiring stories of other women who've gone before us. Our guests motivate listeners through their stories of success and learning despite fear. They have faced their fears, acted with courage, and their braveness rewarded. Need help making more money? Or investing it? Or saving for retirement? Or getting out of debt? Or do you want to learn how to set up a second income stream, your own business on the side? Or maybe just learn ...
 
The Your Biz Rules Podcast is hosted by Leslie Hassler, known as the Queen of Healthy Boundaries and the Business Strategist & Time Leverage Stickler, Leslie helps women entrepreneurs revive and reinvent your business to move past too much to do and on to making good money and enough of you leftover to enjoy it. You can expect to hear some business building basics, inspiring stories from women entrepreneurs who have built businesses and have a great family and you’ll hear some of Leslie’s ho ...
 
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Do you know what steps you NEED to take to start your small business? When I first started my business, it felt more like a happy accident. I enjoyed selling my jewelry in person but knew I would soon be transitioning to an online business. I had a lot of learning to do along the way, and today I'll share some steps that you can take to be sure tha…
 
How much do you know about the state of your finances? You’re spending most of the hours of most of your days working to earn it, so it’s worth getting to know it. You CAN get control over your money. Laurie Bodisch has a passion for teaching people about money, and in today’s episode she takes us through the eight steps necessary for financial con…
 
Yancey Strickler, Author and Kickstarter Co-Founder In this inspiring podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with Kickstarter co-founder and author Yancey Strickler to discuss his 'Bento Box' method for making better decisions, how his company Kickstarter found it’s feet, and our unhealthy obsession with “financial maximization”. Strickler was wo…
 
Congratulations, we made it to 100 episodes - together! In this episode, we recap the first 100 episodes, and talk about what we would like to learn in the next 100! And be sure to listen to the end for a chance to win a free copy of Elaine's book, "Sell Your Passion". Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elaine…
 
Thank you for tuning in to episode 38! As we start to inch our way closer and closer to the holidays, you'll be glad that I shared today's guest with you. Sidney is a talented woodworker, and in this episode, he shares his transition into small business. I love Sidney's practical tips for small business owners and, most importantly, the passion tha…
 
Is having a will drawn up just another item on your list of thing’s you’ll get to… at some point? Whilst we all know that we NEED a will, most of us either don’t have one or the one that we do have is seriously outdated. Part of a new series on managing your money for wealth, today I’m talking about what you need to know about wills - from the purp…
 
Kamal Ravikant, Author and Founder, Venture Capitalist In this special podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with renowned author and founder Kamal Ravikant to discuss his thoughts on mentorship, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. Ravikant traces his journey back to a point in time most entrepreneurs face: he was doing too much and he was…
 
COVID-19 is something we literally all have to deal with, and coincidentally Harpreet Hayer of Coast Capital Savings has 19 years experience helping small businesses to navigate the sea of challenges that are always present. In this episode, I dig in with Harpreet to discuss: How to have a contingency plan before disaster strikes Is it too late to …
 
Inventors Lori (founder of Safe Grate) and Christine (founder of Sola Skin Care), both went a very smart route when creating their products. They discovered a need in their life, did the research, and fulfilled the need themselves! Listen in as these ladies have a candid conversation about: Patents - Yay? Nay? What type? What type of research to do…
 
Drowning in emails? Your inbox just another to-do list that you’re not getting around to tackling? Recognising that many people felt the same way, teacher turned businesswoman, Claire Giovino founded InboxDone, a company of Remote Inbox Managers who do it all for you. If you are looking for a way to commercialise what YOU know, listen in on my conv…
 
Joanna Griffiths CEO Knixwear CEO of global intimates brand Knixwear Joanna Griffiths sits down with Nathan Chan to reveal how she took $20k to and made $50m in revenue last year. In this wonderfully inspiring episode, Griffiths’ discusses how she became an “accidental entrepreneur” with Knixwear. Initially begun as a passion project to create high…
 
If you’ve been plagued with reasons why you can’t start your small business, you’ll love the reality check that this episode has to offer. Cinthya from Baby Bella Art not only started her small business while working a demanding job, but she was also pregnant! Now two years later she talks to us about her thriving Etsy business and her new adventur…
 
Would you like to leave a legacy of a body of work in a subject you know A LOT about? First prize if you could also monetise it right? It turns out that there are ways to make money with what you know… You have a lifetime of experience doing what you do best, and whilst that may come naturally to you, it actually doesn’t come easily to everyone. Th…
 
Ulrich Boser, CEO, The Learning Agency Founder and CEO of The Learning Agency, best-selling author, and Foundr course Instructor Ulrich Boser sits down for an in-depth discussion on becoming a better learner, the misinformation surrounding information, and the big secret to mastering any skill (and we mean any skill). The ability to absorb and reta…
 
I know what you are thinking, Amazon is taking over the world and retail stores are dying by the day. Who would want to start or run a "brick and mortar" location now? Well, my 2 guests have been doing so successfully for over a decade (almost 30 years between them), so let's listen to them! Jacqueline De'Ath is the founder of Homeworks Etc. DIY, a…
 
Here is a quick preview of Season 7 of the Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast, where we want to help you Create Better - better family, better self, better business, and a better self. This season our theme is "Mom Makers", and I am going to be talking to some dear friends who have created incredible products and services, and we are going to teach you…
 
Armed with YOUR lifetime of experience, are you tempted to make a business from your knowledge? There is no better time than now, and once you know how to protect your intellectual property you won’t have to worry about people stealing your ideas! In today’s episode, intellectual property lawyer Kelley Keller talks about how to take what you know a…
 
Malcolm Ong has never shied away from change. In fact, his ability to adapt is what has given him a front-row seat to multiple business transformations—first as the co-founder of education platform Skillshare to now as the Head of Product at South China Morning Post. After launching Skillshare in 2010, Ong led the business through a significant piv…
 
Replay, on the 9th anniversary of the airing of my Dragons' Den episode: In this 3-part series, we recount our journey with Easy Daysies to the Dragons’ Den (the Canadian version of Shark Tank). This episode is all about the auditions, probably the most nerve-wracking part of the whole journey! Hopefully this will provide motivation and inspiration…
 
I just know you’ll love today’s guest Annie. Her story is not only inspiring, but it’s also a testament in trusting God and the power of faith. If you've ever struggled to find your path, you'll find comfort and inspiration in Annie's journey. Be sure to visit the show notes for 20% off of your purchase at The Vintage Sparrow. Show Notes: www.handm…
 
With the seemingly ever-increasing cost of living, are you struggling to cut your cloth accordingly? If the answer lies in earning more money, you need to find a great product that sells! This week heralds the start of a new series on managing your money, and so today we’ll kick off with a four-stage process to finding your product that sells. In t…
 
John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market Right now, every company needs strong leadership to guide them through these challenging times. Thankfully, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey is well versed on the principles of leadership and is launching his latest book, Conscious Leadership, this month to help other founders put…
 
In this episode, learn 2 key things to help you in business: • How to ask for advice• How not to ask for advice! Elaine gives you the ABC’s of getting answers to your questions from people who have gone before you. The tricky part is that they are most often quite busy, but they are usually willing to help – IF you approach in the right way. Show N…
 
Although Cynthia’s creative talents stretch far and wide, she has developed an incredible business centered around bringing others joy. Through whimsical kits featuring the cutest stuffed animals, I'm sure you'll fall in love too. It’s impossible to visit her site and not smile. You need to promise to check the show notes on this episode! Cynthia i…
 
When you look at the poster perfect images of people on social media, do you ever wonder whether their lives are REALLY as perfect as they seem? In her new book, The Real Interior, Nthabi Taukobong tells it like it is. In today’s episode, I talk to Nthabi about the road she’s travelled to get to where she is today. From the dusty streets of Soweto …
 
Kurt Seidensticker, Former NASA Engineer & Founder and CEO, Vital Proteins How did Kurt Seidensticker go from being a NASA engineer to the founder of one of the biggest protein brands in the world? Believe it or not, his career path has been a perfect culmination of experiences—one that has led him to his current position as the CEO of Vital Protei…
 
Who better to share tips about success in business and parenting than Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. Hint: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Julie has become a friend and inspiration since I had the pleasure of meeting her. Find us on Twitter @chatwithelaine, and www.facebook.com/elaineskitchentable Resource from this episode: Mabel’s Labels …
 
Can you create the recipe for success? In today's show, Robby shares his journey into the specialty liqueur business. His creativity and desire to produce superior products have paved the way for all of his endeavors. From sourcing local ingredients to serving the community, Apologue is carving out space in the liqueur industry in a way that hasn't…
 
Were your plans for 2020 derailed by the year that’s been? Mine too, twenty PLENTY of them! And with only a third of the year left, it’s time to get back on track. So, dust the cobwebs from your dreams, and turn your Netflix-shaped eyes towards the action steps required to reach your goals. But reaching your goals is going to require that you get y…
 
"Balance is impossible. Memories are better." In this episode, I interview Marci Fair (www.marcifair.com), mom of 4, founder of www.kares4kids.com, and author of "TILT - 7 Solutions to be a Guilt-Free Working Mom" We talk about 3 of the 7 solutions, including: • Dreams and Goals - you don't have to give up on your own to help your children pursue t…
 
Mike Michalowicz, Author & Co-Founder, Profit First Professionals Right now, every entrepreneur has the same question on their mind: how do I recover or maintain my company’s profit levels during Covid-19? That’s why we were so eager to sit down with Mike Michalowicz, who is a serial entrepreneur, author, and creator of the Profit First system. Our…
 
If you've been kicking your goal from one list to another, maybe a simple breakdown is the solution! We are three-quarters of the way through the year, and although this episode will be relevant during any time of the year, I would love to focus on making one last final push in achieving some final goals before the year's end. I'll have a couple of…
 
Despite all your hard work and good intentions, do you find that your business is not growing at the rate you think it should? You can more than likely blame your subconscious mind, but in the meantime, troubleshoot it with intentionality! My guest today, Melanie Scott, explains how to use intentionality to create an aligned product, and ultimately…
 
Mikael Yan, Co-Founder and CEO, ManyChat When Mikael Yan launched ManyChat in 2015, other messaging apps were trying to impress investors with their fancy AI and NLP technologies. But not him. Instead, he made it clear to investors that his app was solely meant to solve a business problem: helping companies better communicate with and market to the…
 
In this recap of Season 6, we discuss the themes that appeared throughout, including: "Create Better - Family, health, business and self" Small choices every day can make a huge difference Less but better Mental health awareness Enjoy this recap, then listen to your favorite episodes, and we will see you in Season 7! Show Notes: www.elaineskitchent…
 
Are you plagued by Solomon's Paradox? My guess is that you are...to some degree. In today's episode, you'll learn two steps that'll help you break away from Solomon's Paradox. Visit the show notes to recommend a handmade business and don't forget to leave a review! Your review helps others find this show, and it gives potential listeners the reassu…
 
What is the last thing you bought? Take a quick look at your bank statement to remind you… Any chance that purchase has taken you another step closer to living your best life? If, like most people, your answer is no, this episode is for you. Today I'll take you through an exercise that I do with my financial coaching clients to discover what your s…
 
In 2010, only 2% of beauty products were being sold on the internet. When Katia Beauchamp and her Harvard Business School classmate, Hayley Barna, came across this statistic, they were floored. This seemed like a huge missed opportunity—so they decided to dig deeper. What they discovered was that people were overwhelmed by the prospect of shopping …
 
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