Date Published: July 16, 2020
Publisher: MindStir Media
#1 in the Entrepreneurship Management
#1 in Sales & Selling.
#1 Hot New Release in both categories
Ranked Top 1000 in the entire Kindle Store.
Man…F@#K! shares the honest and often unspoken reality of entrepreneurship while serving up a large dose of much-needed hope and inspiration to all business owners and entrepreneurs trying to take their companies to the next level. Unlike most other books on business, this book clearly defines the difficulties of life and the challenges of managing and building a brand from virtually nothing into a potential global company. It also accurately illustrates the struggles of working with a family business and the expectations of starting in a small market and what it takes to overcome those challenges and achieve personal and professional goals on a larger scale.
It’s a fun, yet realistic story of what it takes to keep your head up in times of trial – when all you can think is Man…F@#K! out of frustration – in order to ultimately make your dreams a reality.
Title “A love for business early on”
“I was so excited after our first year in business that for the next school year, I was allowed to pick out my own attire from the JC Penny’s catalog. I knew instantly that there would be no more jeans and T-shirts for me; I chose the slacks and polo shirts, with matching belt to be sure. I was going to be a business professional and certainly needed to look the part. The only thing missing was a briefcase. I asked my parents if I could buy one, but like most startup companies, money was tight, and the answer was no. Even at a young age, however, it was evident that I thought outside the box, and I noticed a backgammon game that nobody played with anymore. I simple emptied the contents, and although it was a little small, I filled it with a calculator, pens, paper and some business cards and… voila, a briefcase! I know you’re probably thinking ‘What a nerd’; but I like to think I was a pretty cool nerd!”
About the Author
Rod F. Marchand is the president and CEO of Marchand Retail Group, Inc. operating multiple businesses including retail, wholesale, and manufacturing.
As a second generation, family-owned business operation, he is excited to welcome his sons into the transition of a third-generation ownership group.
Rod is a proud husband and father of seven children and currently three grandchildren, dedicated to inspiring other entrepreneurs to seek out achieving their dreams and goals!
Date Published: 9-29-20
Change happens in business and in life. Today’s success is achieved by learning how to thrive and come alive – manifesting our deeper purpose and true potential – through transformation.
For that to happen we have to shift our mindsets to build and sustain our own capacity to transform. By replacing fear with love. Waste with value. By enriching our personal and professional lives with deeper meaning and expanded capacity.
This book invites you to step out of your comfort zone, tear down your internal blockers, and follow the Ten Steps of Transformation, for a greater impact in your life, organization and society.
Join The Heart Revolution
About the Author
Karen is a business executive, transformer and facilitator with 20+ years of experience in People, Culture and Transformation Leadership roles from several multinationals across industries.
She hates waste in all forms and shapes – and loves impact. That’s why she has a burning desire to help individuals and organizations to transform, disrupting their lives as a way to enrichment.
Karen is a self-proclaimed collector of the lightbulb moments, where people do things they never imagined they could. And she says she comes fully alive when deeply engaged in asking, listening to and sensing people – both what they’re saying and not saying.
She is lifelong student and learner, holding a bachelor’s in Economics – specialized in Organizational Development, an Executive MBA and a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy. But originally started her career as a nurse, caring for terminally ill AIDS patients. Seeing how differently people would meet death – whether embracing it having truly lived or facing it begrudgingly with regret – gave Karen existential insight into the importance of living fully, both personally and professionally.
Whatever the label though, working with people, their well-being and transformation has been the red thread throughout Karen’s life. And she is here to help everyone who wants to disrupt and enrich their lives – transforming through love and laughter – whether as individuals or whole organizations.
Date Published: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Mascot Books
College—it’s the first time most young adults move away from home. Suddenly, there is freedom like they’ve never encountered before—no parents, no school bells, no rules. There is no rulebook for starting college, and, unfortunately for most students, it can be a difficult and even shocking transition.
Renée Bailey knows firsthand how difficult the transition from high school and college can be. Going into her first year, she, like many others, thought she was prepared for the challenges and the freedom that awaited her. Looking back, there are so many things she wishes she had known. Renée wants students to know that they are not alone. 18 Things College Students Should Know provides rising college freshman with the tools, support, and the confidence they need to navigate a successful first year academically, socially, and mentally.
Renée Bailey grew up as the only daughter of a single mother. Between the ages of about 5 and 10 years old, she watched as her mother went to a two year nursing college while working full time. She watched as her Mom studied, and listened while her mom played audiotapes of her classes. She listened so well that this young woman would actually quote the professors back to her mother. As she approached her own college experience, she realized how ill prepared she really was. Sure enough, in the second semester of undergraduate degree, life took a sharp turn for this young woman and what she didn’t know about university life started working against her. As a result of what Renée went through with her own college experience, she learned about the stress of college, firsthand. Learning more about these stressors and how to overcome them kept her from being one of approximately thirty percent of college freshmen who drop out and enabled her to finish two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in Performance Psychology. She has taught at the college level and now writes and speaks to high school and college students to help them stress less and succeed more in college.
About the Author
Renée Bailey grew up as the only daughter of a single mother. Between the ages of about 5 – 10 years old, she watched as her mother went to a two year nursing college while working full time. She watched as her Mom studied, and listened while her mom played audiotapes of her classes. She listened so well that this young woman would actually quote the professors back to her mother. As she approached her own college experience, she realized how ill prepared she really was. Sure enough, in the second semester of undergraduate degree, life took a sharp turn for this young woman and what she didn’t know about university life started working against her. As a result of what Renée went through with her own college experience, she learned about the stress of college, firsthand. Learning more about these stressors and how to overcome them kept her from being one of approximately thirty percent of college freshmen who drop out and enabled her to finish two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in Performance Psychology. She has taught at the college level and now writes and speaks to high school and college students to help them stress less and succeed more in college.
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Date Published: 9/1/20
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing
Take Control of Your Business Blindspots
This book has been written in such a way that works as a checklist, instruction manual, and an actual coursebook with test questions. This book can be used in the way that best fits your individual needs. Updated for the Covid-19 global pandemic as another blindspot was indeed this virus.
You will discover critical business concepts and learn how to implement these strategies in a way that allows every business owner and every team member to participate and grow. By implementing these systems, you’ll be ahead of the competition and ready for success.
This book is for everyone and every business. Whether it’s pre-startup to fast-growth, from disaster to turn-around, and from re-birth to a consistent and stable growth company, there are tools and ideas for everyone. Whether you are the CEO or a front-line manager, or even a front-line team member, this book was written to help everyone in the organization cause the company to become much more successful by reading AND APPLYING the actions recommended.
In these pages you’ll find:
Objectives for each chapter
Easy to navigate sections for specific business needs
Checklists and tools
Tests at the end of each chapter
And so much more! Take control of your success today and defeat those blindspots that may be holding you back!
“Doug’s writing leverages the 10 years of business coaching at ActionCOACH along with the additional 20 years of owning businesses to help everyone easily understand the critical business concepts and then how to implement strategies that allow every business owner and team member to really get it. This is a must-read for any business owner who wants to become more successful.”- Bradley J. Sugars, International Bestselling Author, Speaker, and the World’s #1 Business Coach
“This book outlines all that he teaches me and my family about growing a business from a simple start-up to become a very successful and ultimately happy business owner.”- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, International Bestselling Author, Speaker, and the World’s #1 Executive Coach.
“There isn’t just one area of the business that Doug has helped us in. He’s helped us in almost every area…a huge difference in the success of the shop. I know that just by following the systems and methodologies he’s given us, we are way ahead of the competition and worthy of being the prototype store for the entire franchise.”- Mike Simon, Owner, My Shipley Donuts
“Having been out of the corporate world for about the last 6 years, this has made me realize all the things that I’ve really forgotten and that I need to apply myself in many, many different ways.”- Moose Rosenfeld, Owner, Let’s Talk Digital
About the Author
Doug is an international public speaker, profit-strategist and award-winning business and executive coach, with multiple years of winning national and global ActionCOACH awards, beginning his first entrepreneurial experience selling holiday greeting cards door-to-door. This early drive for success led him to become a very successful business owner, now on his 9th successful business.
Having been the coach for over 200 business leaders, Doug has had the rare privilege to work in a diverse range of business industries, to name a few, automotive, technology, food service, real estate, franchise, medical, veterinary and oil and gas – and with an equally range of executives!
Doug earned his degree in Management Information Systems and International Finance from the University of Houston. Soon after graduating, he started his own award winning, rapid-growth company, which grew to over 60 employees generating over $25 million in sales with profits exceeding $250,000 per month.
After semi-retirement at 42, he was enticed to buy a business coaching franchise to teach others what he had been teaching himself for 28 years. From an inauspicious start as the 1,181st franchise owner across 60 countries, Doug reached #1 franchise within four years, becoming the fastest inductee into the ActionCOACH Hall of Fame. More recently, Doug won the “Marshall Goldsmith First 25″ Award out of 12,000 applicants, an honor that included a seat at the table and professional association with Marshall Goldsmith.
Having been the owner and manager of 3 multi-million-dollar companies, Doug understands the challenges, the pressures, and the pleasures associated with being your own boss. He has diligently worked as a consultant, coach, trouble-shooter and director while also enjoying a wonderful journey! As a business coach the opportunity to facilitate and assist other business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve amazing results is his mission.
Doug was professionally trained by multi-millionaire, author and world-class entrepreneur Brad Sugars. With the support of ActionCOACH global resources, Doug’s coaching, training and development programs are world class.
Doug’s strong belief, is that having a certified business coach is the single most positive investment a business owner can make in themselves and for their business.
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Non-Fiction, Business, Podcasting
Date Published: Aug 12, 2020
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing
Learn How to Build a High-Performance Podcast and Book That Can Yield Double-Digit Returns.
Over 50% of the homes are podcast fans! Podcasts are poised to eclipse traditional radio in listenership, and podcasts are opening the door to individuals, businesses, and celebrities alike to have their own show with no barrier to entry.
The smartest thing you can do as a business owner, expert and industry leader is to build a platform of raving fans.
One of the best and easiest ways to attract new buyers, clients, and fans to you is through a podcast and a book. Watch your business grow as you create unique, expert content.
With this expert advice, you’ll learn:
• How to get your book written, edited, and designed painlessly
• How to use your podcast to write your book
• What to do after your book is published to get maximum results
• How to turn your book into a podcast
• How to create a book promotion super-team (if no one gets the book, what’s the point…your super-team will get it into the right hands)
• How to 10x your referrals in 30-days using your book
• How to position your book to attract the right clients (this is critical and most authors miss the mark…they end up frustrated, with a book that collects dust)
This book sprung for from a podcast interview with Steve Gordon, who we had never met before. Because of our podcast Elite Expert Insider, we decided to do a webinar together which turned into this book. That’s the power of a podcast.
85 percent of listeners will hear all, or at least most of, each episode of your podcast! If you are an entrepreneur or solopreneur, having a podcast and a book can give you opportunities and relationships your business never had before. This is a recipe for success when done right.
Learn how podcasting and having a book can profit your business. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your business to the next level! Expert podcast secrets from Steve Gordon, The Unstoppable CEO Podcast. Expert book publishing insights from #1 Bestselling Authors Jenn Foster & Melanie Johnson.
About the Authors
Jenn Foster is a fifteen-times bestselling author, one of today’s national leading digital marketing specialists, an award-winning web designer, and recipient of the esteemed “Quilly Award”. She is the Founder/Owner of Elite Online Publishing as well as Founder/CEO of Biz Social Boom. Jenn is dedicated to helping business owners boost their revenue and catapult their visibility to become business influencers. Jenn is a graduate of Utah State University. She owned and operated a chain of successful retail stores. Jenn has been named one of America’s Premier Experts® and is highlighted in the Dan Kennedy Book, Stand Apart. She was recently named one of “Utah’s Thought Leaders” in the book Innovate Utah by Global Village. Jenn is the co-host of Elite Expert Insider Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Jenn is a single mom, loves spending time with her three children and experiencing the great outdoors.
Melanie Churella Johnson is a fourteen-times bestselling author, she has owned and operated two TV stations in Houston and Dallas. She has been in front of and behind the camera, after she won the title of Miss Michigan and was first runner up to Miss America. She built and marketed the Houston Mansion and the Walloon Lake House. Melanie is currently the owner and founder of Elite Online Publishing that has made over 100 authors #1 bestsellers and Charity Auction Consignments which has raised almost $600,000 for nonprofits. Melanie is a co-host of the podcast Elite Expert Insider and was a TEDx speaker in 2016 in Sugarland Tx. Melanie graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in communications and was the first girl to receive a varsity letter in a boys sport in the state of Michigan. Melanie is the co-host of Elite Expert Insider Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. She is a single Mom raising her two sons, one of which was featured in the NY Times.
Steve Gordon became CEO of his first company at age 28. He’s invested the last 20 years in the study and application of selling high-ticket services. He is the editor of four business newsletters read by thousands of CEOs, professional practitioners, entrepreneurs and sales pros around the world. Steve consults with businesses in 30 different industries, all selling high-ticket products and services in high trust selling environments. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Erin and their four children.
Connect with Steve at http://UnstoppableCEO.net and listen to free behind-the-scenes interviews with successful CEOs of small and mid-size companies…Discover how they found success and apply the lessons they learned to your business.
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