GOING SOLO

Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss

Episode 10

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11th Oct 2019

2:00am

From Litigation Lawyer to Entrepreneur Featuring Tsufit

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After 10 years as a Dean's List litigation lawyer, Tsufit left law for the limelight, performing comedy on national TV and gaining international attention for her debut music CD.

We discuss:

  • The transformation process of going from “practical” to “impractical” [2:15]
  • Step into the spotlight: How to be your own publicist [10:48]
  • How to live the dream, not only sell it [13:49]
  • How to keep moving forward when thoughts are overwhelming you at 3 o’clock in the morning [19:19]


Learn more about Tsufit at http://www.tsufit.comLinkedIn and Twitter.

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Episode 9

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4th Oct 2019

2:00am

How to Persevere Until Your Idea Sells Featuring Marc Halpert

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Marc W. Halpert is a self-described “multi-preneur.” Since leaving the corporate finance world in 2001, Marc has started 3 companies, all of which he still operates. In 2010 he started his third company, connect2collaborate, to spread his LinkedIn and networking evangelism.

We discuss:

  • Becoming an entrepreneur when the world seems to come to its end [3:18]
  • When the time is right but people are not ready [6:22]
  • An old guy in a new industry [8:00]
  • What goes around comes around [9:11]
  • How to build your network once you are out of the corporate world [13:21]
  • A list of great people who are going to help you in any which way [15:54]
  • How to keep a client for many years despite competition [20:04]
  • A LinkedIn course for baby boomers who want to refire their career [21:53]

Marc offers professionals the opportunity to better explain their brand and positioning on their LinkedIn profile pages: why them vs. the competition. His book "LinkedIn Marketing Strategies for Law and Professional Practices," published in June 2017 by the American Bar Association, helps all types of professionals learn to better market themselves using the tools in LinkedIn. 

His latest book "You, Us, Them: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals Who Really Want to Make a Difference," self-published in June 2018, is the only book of its kind aimed at the nonprofit/NGO/association industries.

Marc is currently working on an online LinkedIn course for baby boomers and other encore career seekers.

Learn more about Marc at http://www.connect2collaborate.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 8

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28th Sep 2019

2:00am

From Employed Banker to Entrepreneur Featuring Peter Smyth

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Peter Smyth has been a mortgage loan originator since 2006. He is the business manager at Americana Mortgage where he’s been since 2008. 

We discuss:

The necessary knowledge to employ yourself [2:41]

What outplacement firms do and don’t do for people who want to transition into entrepreneurship [6:32]

How building on your success gets you through challenges [9:22]

Techniques to help you keep a positive mindset when you’re unemployed [11:56]

How to build a good referral network [13:11]

Who does a person who likes management like to serve? [16:53]

Peter has 30 years of experience in commercial banking and finance and technology. He is a member of NYAMB, treasurer of Hastings House Tenants Corporation, treasurer of RAC, Westchester and former president of Rivertown Soccer Club.

Learn more about Peter at https://www.americanamortgage.com/ and LinkedIn.

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Episode 7

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20th Sep 2019

2:00am

Building Your Business Following a Debilitating Job Featuring Geri Mazur

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Geri Mazur has been a marketer and brand strategist for more than 30 years. During her corporate career she worked with clients as diverse as Pfizer, Purdue Chicken and Princess Cruises.

We discuss:

  • The person who figures out the little piece of the puzzle [2:57]
  • You never know how good you are at something until you start doing it [4:27]
  • The emerging and encompassing role of the planner [6:46]
  • How the best job you ever had could turn into the worst job you ever had [9:31]
  • The alternative path to working with Fortune 500 companies [11:10]
  • If you’re not passionate about it, you cannot sell it [18:22]
  • Life is easier when you have recurring revenue [22:57]

Today, Geri’s focus is on emerging and mid-size businesses and her practice ranges from marketing coaching of solopreneurs to providing CMO services to larger organizations. With experience in many diverse categories over the course of her career her practice is industry agnostic. 

Good marketing is a process that can be applied successfully to any business. That’s because the basis for marketing is understanding of the customer. If you know what your customer wants, then you can figure out where your product or service fits into their lives.

Learn more about Geri at http://www.gerimazurmarketing.com and LinkedIn.

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Episode 6

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13th Sep 2019

2:00am

Don’t Do It Alone Featuring Tammy Gooler Loeb

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In her 20 years as an executive career and executive coach, facilitator and speaker, Tammy Gooler Loeb has inspired people to engage in work that is fulfilling, meaningful and satisfying. 

We discuss:

  • Different ways to go once on a crossroad [3:06]
  • A wake-up call for people who have been going along in a profession for years [5:15]
  • What [not] to do during the first days of unemployment [9:14]
  • How to find a good employment lawyer [14:12]
  • The conversation you need to have with yourself regarding money [17:30]
  • How to stay on top of emotions as you move through the loss of a job [23:40]

Tammy provides a variety of services to individual clients and businesses in a range of sectors and industries, including executive and career coaching, group facilitation, training and speaking. This work focuses primarily on workplace communication, leadership strategies, and team development. Tammy hosts a podcast, Work from the Inside Out, which showcases the inspiring stories and practical lessons of people who have transitioned to more satisfying and meaningful work. Her expertise has been showcased in many publications, such as Fast Company, The Boston Globe, Monster.com, The Ladders.com, and recently in the book, Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive by Jessica Turner.

Tammy holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach by the Coaches Training Institute.

Learn more about Tammy at http://www.tammygoolerloeb.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 5

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6th Sep 2019

6:00am

Controlling the Complexity of Business Ownership Featuring David Barnett

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David has been working with small businesses for over 20 years and has been helping people buy and sell businesses since 2008. In 2011 he closed his business brokerage office and took a job with a bank! Thankfully, David is back in the world of entrepreneurship.

We discuss:

  • Being proactive in leaving the corporate world [2:35]
  • How to extend on unemployment benefits [7:00]
  • Keeping a cool head while being self-employed [8:37]
  • The tension between emotion and logic when we’re on the cusp of transition [10:09]
  • How to “buy” peace of mind and other resources to help control the fear [13:54]
  • The outside voices you need to listen to [15:58]
  • Why you should look for people who are both further ahead and behind on the same curve as you [20:00]
  • The worst thing that can happen is not that bad and is not the final word [24:48]

Learn more about David at http://www.DavidCBarnett.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 4

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6th Sep 2019

5:00am

Transforming Age 60 Unemployment into a Successful Business Featuring Lorianne Vaughan-Speaks

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Lorianne was laid off and over 60 in Los Angeles. Holy Crap! Did she give up? No! She went through a mid-life reinvention and grew a business working with speakers and authors providing her expertise. Now Lorianne has other talented women of varying ages with various skill sets to support her clients.

We discuss:

  • How to hire yourself and overcome fear of unemployment [2:43]
  • The moment when you know it’s safe to move from employment to owning your business [6:02]
  • You can always teach an old dog new tricks [8:52]
  • The support we have at our fingertips to accomplish amazing things [10:25]
  • What you can do if you can’t let it go [12:34]
  • Trades that turn out to be a really good win-win [16:41]
  • Having multiple job roles [18:41]
  • The key in finding a good VA [22:17]

Learn more about Lorianne at http://www.LVSConsultingServices.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 3

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6th Sep 2019

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From Radio Station Employee to Founder of a Virtual Staffing Agency Featuring Jaime Jay

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Jaime Jay is the founding and managing director of Bottleneck Virtual Assistants. 

We discuss:

  • How to get your ex-boss to be your first client [2:33]
  • How to get your ex-boss to be your first client [2:33]
  • Why it’s important to see termination as a blessing [6:05]
  • Ego is the enemy [8:20]
  • Time management for the different roles of the entrepreneur [12:40]
  • The value of recording and documenting your work processes [14:10]
  • Why you can’t confide in your family to make business decisions [15:42]
  • What if this does [not] happen? [18:07]

Together, with an amazing team, they offer professional growth opportunities for ambitious leaders by creating an efficient and systematic approach to identify, hire and cultivate team members who focus on specific roles and responsibilities. 

Learn more about Jaime at https://bottleneck.online/LinkedInTwitterand Facebook.

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Episode 2

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6th Sep 2019

3:00am

Make Your Commitment to be an Entrepreneur Featuring Jane Wesman

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Jane Wesman is a president of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc. a consulting firm that serves the book publishing industry and has worked with some of the world’s top business leaders. 

We discuss:

  • From employment to entrepreneurship [2:56]
  • Why being passionate about your business is not enough to get you going [5:05]
  • How commitment to business has changed over the last 30 years [7:00]
  • Pushed out at age 50: Celebrate and know yourself [8:56]
  • When it is the right time to join a mastermind group [12:02]
  • How new entrepreneurs can[not] accelerate the sales process [14:23]
  • An inspiring example of supporting women entrepreneurs [17:47]
  • Why you should sit down and write a business blueprint [18:47]

She is also the author of Dive Right In - The Sharks Won't Bite: The Entrepreneurial Woman's Guide to Success, which is called "a clear and concise blueprint for the tasks of operating a business" by The New York Times. 

Jane served as president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners for four years and was named a Woman of Influence by the New York Business Journal. Her articles have appeared in entrepreneur.com and other business websites and magazines.

A graduate of Simmons University, Jane is currently writing her second book of advice for entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Jane at http://www.wesmanpr.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 1

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6th Sep 2019

2:00am

Building Your Brand Ecosystem Featuring Philip VanDusen

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Philip VanDusen is the founder of Verhaal Brand Design, a brand strategy, design and marketing agency based in New Jersey, USA. 

We discuss:

  • When your body says it’s enough [2:50]
  • Day 1 on your own [5:55]
  • Beyond Plan B: How to revive your love for branding [7:30]
  • Becoming a self-taught expert out of necessity [12:55]
  • Key influential steps to take before transitioning to building your own business [15:42]
  • How to identify communities that are a good fit for you [21:10]

As a thought leader, Philip shares his expertise in marketing, design and entrepreneurship on his YouTube channel, to his 170,000 subscribers and in his Brand•Muse Newsletter which is considered a top branding industry publication.

Learn more about Philip at https://www.philipvandusen.comLinkedInTwitter and Facebook. 

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6th Sep 2019

1:00am

Introduction to Going Solo Featuring David Shriner-Cahn

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Welcome to GOING SOLO: Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss.

In this show, we discuss building your own successful business after a late career job loss.

I actually worked for many years before my own late career job loss in 2006. After 28 years, I was told that my job was over.

Although losing my job devastated me, the reality was – for most of my time as an employee, I really wanted to have my own business. I just didn’t know how to do it.

One of the most important things I have learned since Going Solo – is the fact that everyone who succeeds in her or his own business is not alone.

  • You can listen to stories and strategies on a podcast like this one.
  • You can join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • And you can get help from experts who know how to do what you’re trying to figure out.

If you’ve lost your job after 20 or 30 years in your career; if you feel traumatized and unsure how to go forward; if you’d rather work for yourself and have more control over your destiny; you have lots of options, and we’re here to help.

Go to www.smashingtheplateau.com and get in touch with me.

You can subscribe to Going Solo on whatever platform you listen on.

Please share Going Solo with friends and colleagues to help them learn how to build a successful business after a late career job loss.

And thank you for taking the time to listen to our show. 

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About the Podcast

GOING SOLO
Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss
Have you lost your job after 20 or 30 years in your career? Do you feel traumatized and unsure how to go forward? Would you rather work for yourself and have more control over your destiny? You are not alone. In GOING SOLO, we discuss what it’s like to go from being highly skilled and well compensated to unemployment; how to deal with the trauma of late-career job loss; and how to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur, satisfying your soul and supporting your lifestyle.

About your host

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David Shriner-Cahn

After 28 years as a highly skilled employee, I was told that my job was over. In spite of the immediate trauma and fear, I knew that as my next step, I'd rather work for myself and have more control over my destiny. That was in 2006. Today, I'm a thriving entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker. I guide highly skilled professionals who are recovering from a late career job loss and who yearn to impact the world with their knowledge and creativity by becoming successful entrepreneurs.