Introducing Vidzuno, aka How to Start a Video Production Company

I recently started a third business: FinVid, LLC (doing business as Vidzuno). We’re calling it a "video production company" with a mission to "help influencers and brands create amazing video." It’s admittedly broad in scope. We’re hoping to refine that this year. Today I thought I’d share my motivation for this new company and walk you through the steps I took to get it up and running. This company--and how I think about … [Read more...]

038: Unemployed to Self-Employed with LaTisha Styles

LaTisha "Tish" Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert and digital marketing professional. She is the founder of Young Finances and President of Financial Success Media, LLC. In this episode, LaTisha and I discuss her #1 money tip, her story with money, and her inspiring entrepreneurial journey. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Listen to the Episode with LaTisha Listen to it on iTunes. I hope you enjoyed … [Read more...]

027: Retiring in Your 30s with Startup Founder Michael of Financially Alert

Michael retired early in his mid-thirties after successfully starting and running an I.T. services company. He is currently a stay-at-home Dad, blogger, & investor. His mission to help others find financial freedom so they can pursue their passion freely. He blogs at www.financiallyalert.com. I’ve met Michael in person, at FinCon, but the main reason I wanted to have him on the show is that of he publicly shares his net worth...now over $1.8 million! In this … [Read more...]

026: Serial Entrepreneur Erin Chase of $5 Dinners Teaches Us Business and How to Save Money on Groceries

Erin Chase is on a mission to help you spend less money on groceries and has developed the teaching resources and practical tools to help you cut your grocery spending. You can find more about these amazing resources at 5dollardinners.com. In this episode, Erin shares her financial struggles, how she found early success with her money, her amazing tips for saving money shopping for groceries, and the big goals she has for her financial future. I know you’ll enjoy … [Read more...]

019: Taking Calculated Financial Risks with Financial Rock Star Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner is the host of the Financial Rock Star show. He is a self-proclaimed money moron turned early retiree who now spends his time teaching money management to help you get out of debt, save more money, and retire early. Scott is a good friend, amazing burger chef, FinCon speaker, fellow Texan, and amazing podcaster. In this episode, Scott shares how to tell what type of financial advisor you should use, the one thing his boss told him to do that was … [Read more...]

012: Earning More Money by Committing to the Work with Patrice C. Washington

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Patrice C. Washington? Patrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003. She’s a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading … [Read more...]

010: Why Rejecting a “Normal” Life is Worth It with DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Amanda Steinberg? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Amanda Steinberg launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New Money Masters (how … [Read more...]

008: Taking Risks and Making Extra Money with Kyle Taylor, The Penny Hoarder

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is The Penny Hoarder? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Kyle Taylor is the CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites with over 14 million readers a month. Kyle is a friend and go-to guy when it comes to ways to make extra money. Not only does his site … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur

As someone who runs two businesses, I have to be careful to make sure my work and life are in proper balance. If not, I can really start to feel the stress, fatigue and all the other ill feelings that come with letting work overload my life. I've been working as a full-time entrepreneur for over seven years and you'd think I would have it all figured out.  Keep work over here and the rest of my life over there and all will be … [Read more...]

Should You Go to College or Start a Business?

It’s been almost four years since former PayPal Chairman and CEO Peter Thiel started the 20 Under 20 program—the controversial initiative that paid 20 college students up to $100,000 to drop out of school. Basically, Thiel’s initiative hoped to show that the best path to success is not necessarily through education (and its attendant debt burden), but through entrepreneurship and innovation. While none of the young entrepreneurs that Thiel sponsored back in 2010 … [Read more...]

Start a Business with a Friend (Blueprint Proposals) PTM 036

Erin Mavian and Kym Pitlor, two friends with entrepreneurial minds, saw a need in the wedding planning market. It wasn't in the planning of the wedding itself, but in the actual proposal. Guys needed help creating a memorable event and making it happen, and Mavian and Pitlor had the skills to help them. So a year ago, they began a part-time business called Blueprint Proposals, a boutique service designed to help their clients propose well. Erin and Kym were able to … [Read more...]

Kickstarter Tips: Secrets to Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter and other crowd-based funding programs are gaining popularity. What was once a small tool to raise capital in an unconventional way is quickly becoming a method for artists, creatives and even celebrities to jumpstart their business or product idea. According to Kickstarter’s stats, there have been over 100,000 projects launched on their website, but only half have been successfully funded. What is the difference between a successful campaign and one … [Read more...]