The Accidental Entrepreneur
Karl Barth - Mister Mini Golf

Karl Barth - Mister Mini Golf

July 10, 2020

Karl Barth, through his website Mini Golf Reviews, left a secure job at a Fortune 500 company to risk it all to become a professional Mini Golfer and entrepreneur. Now known as Mister Mini Golf to the world, he has established a reputation as one of the most influential leaders in the industry and is turning heads with all that he has accomplished. Listen in to learn how he made the career transition and all that he has created in his Mini Golf empire!

Karl joins Mitch from Wisconsin to talk about the world of miniature golf and how he has turned it into a business for himself.  You can see him (pictured below) on a recent episode of ABC's Holey Moley minigolf challenge.

You can follow Karl on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Royaltie.AI.  Bring your digital marketing to a new level with their propriety 3-click system driven by AI.  Listen to their commercial spot during the episode and contact us to arrange an introductory Zoom chat to learn all about this fantastic service.  Yes, we use it to promote the podcast!
 
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Laurie McCabe - SMB Group

Laurie McCabe - SMB Group

July 7, 2020

Laurie McCabe, a partner with the SMB Group, brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role at SMB Group. Laurie has built widespread recognition for her capabilities and insights in the small and medium business (SMB) market in several areas, including cloud computing, mobile solutions, business solutions, social networking and collaboration, and managed services.

Laurie joins Mitch on this episode to discuss how business owners are addressing online marketing and technology during our changing times, especially in light of the changes caused by the corona virus pandemic.

Prior to SMB Group, Laurie worked in analyst roles as a Partner at Hurwitz & Associates; Vice President of SMB Insights & Solutions at AMI-Partners; and Vice President at Summit Strategies, where her original research of the emerging cloud computing model earned her broad recognition as a thought leader in this area. Laurie’s nine years at Digital Equipment Corporation, including her last role as Director of Market and Competitive Intelligence, provide her with critical experience from the vendor perspective.

Laurie has earned widespread recognition for her insights into small and medium business (SMB) technology adoption, requirements and challenges. She is a 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Small Business Influencer Awards and has been named a Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data & Analytics by Analytics Week. Laurie blogs often at https://lauriemccabe.com/.

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To follow Mitch and the podcast, go to https://linktr.ee/beinhakerlaw.  Please review us on Apple Podcasts and Podchaser and thanks for your continued support!  Sponsorships and paid guest appearances are available.  Connect with us by email or on social media.
 
With this episode, we are excited to introduce our new affiliate sponsors.  Use this fantastic services and support us at the podcast at the same time!
 
Royaltie.AI.  Bring your digital marketing to a new level with their propriety 3-click system driven by AI.  Listen to their commercial spot during the episode and contact us to arrange an introductory Zoom chat to learn all about this fantastic service.  Yes, we use it to promote the podcast!
 
Digital Accelerant - the digital business card.  Create your own electronic card with information and links to all your social media, email and other information.  Text LAW to 21000 to connect with us and request more details.
 
Fetch Internet.  Fetch is an app that creates a secure and high-speed mobile internet connection for laptops and desktop computers.  For a one-time fee, eliminate the cost of monthly hotspots, avoid unsecure public wifi at airports, hotels, restaurants, etc...  Visit our landing page for more information and to support the podcast.
Cynthia Zhai - Influence Through Voice

Cynthia Zhai - Influence Through Voice

July 1, 2020

Cynthia Zhai is a Voice Coach, Speaker and Author. She has helped Executives and Professional Speakers to develop their powerful voice that holds the room, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action. Some of the high-profile clients she's worked with include as a simultaneous interpreter for G8 Leaders Summit, a governmental forum attended by the heads of government.

She loves speaking. It makes her come alive, despite being a happy introvert. She has had the privilege to have spoken in 5 continents, 18 countries/places, including United States, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Argentina, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, India, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, to name a few. She was fortunate enough to have appeared on United States Discover Your Talent Show 2 times, Singapore National Radio Program 938 live 4 times,Hong Kong Radio 3 and Malaysian Business Radio BFM as a guest speaker on Voice.

Cynthia joins Mitch remotely from Singapore to talk about how she coaches and trains people to create a powerful voice and make a bigger impact on the people and audiences her clients address.

You can find Cynthia on the web and follow her on Facebook or LinkedIn.  You can also watch her TedTalk on YouTube and subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

For more information about the podcast in general, send us an email: info@beinhakerlaw.com
 
To follow Mitch and the podcast, go to https://linktr.ee/beinhakerlaw.  Please review us on Apple Podcasts and Podchaser and thanks for your continued support!  Sponsorships and paid guest appearances are available.  Connect with us by email or on social media.
 
With this episode, we are excited to introduce our new affiliate sponsors.  Use this fantastic services and support us at the podcast at the same time!
 
Royaltie.AI.  Bring your digital marketing to a new level with their propriety 3-click system driven by AI.  Listen to their commercial spot during the episode and contact us to arrange an introductory Zoom chat to learn all about this fantastic service.  Yes, we use it to promote the podcast!
 
Digital Accelerant - the digital business card.  Create your own electronic card with information and links to all your social media, email and other information.  Text LAW to 21000 to connect with us and request more details.
 
Fetch Internet.  Fetch is an app that creates a secure and high-speed mobile internet connection for laptops and desktop computers.  For a one-time fee, eliminate the cost of monthly hotspots, avoid unsecure public wifi at airports, hotels, restaurants, etc...  Visit our landing page for more information and to support the podcast.
Suzanne Carpenter - CarpenterOne80

Suzanne Carpenter - CarpenterOne80

June 24, 2020

Suzanne Carpenter is an approachable, sincere, fun-loving, and passionate leader who loves to see personal improvement and transformation in those she teaches.  Through her successful 10-year nutrition career, Suzanne saw a gap in the industry and a trend in society.  Americans are more confused and overwhelmed than ever when it comes to actually losing weight and keeping it off.  She created a virtual nutrition education company called CarpenterOne80 whose mission is to provide affordable and simple programs that can clear up food confusion so that people can win at losing weight.  

Suzanne is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, the CEO and Founder of CarpenterOne80, as well as the creator of SOS (Suz On Your Shoulder), Babysit My Plate, and The Food Peace University, three different virtual bite-sized nutrition courses.  They were designed to teach you what you need to know to create sustainable results.

Suzanne joins Mitch on this episode to talk about her challenges with weight and eating and how she is bringing out her message and impacting the lives of others who are frustrated with weight loss.

Suzanne's contact information:  suz@carpenterone80.com
https://carpenterone80.com/

For more information about the podcast in general, send me an email: mitch@beinhakerlaw.com
 
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Arnie Rintzler - AWR Business Concepts

Arnie Rintzler - AWR Business Concepts

June 17, 2020

"People make the difference," says Arnold Rintzler of AWR Business Concepts. "More than any other business variable, the development of human resources is the key to greater growth and profits."

Arnie knows his subject. He has successfully coached more than 300 individuals in 40 industries, helping them to achieve inspired leadership, employee cohesion and ultimately, greater profit. As a certified facilitator for the Total Quality Institute and Resources Associates Corporation, he has helped his clients implement "total quality management," a holistic approach to continuous business improvement.

Arnie joins Mitch on today's episode to discuss the difficulties business owners face, especially during the coronavirus outbreak, in growing their companies and succeeding at what they aim to do.

Prior to founding AWR Business Concepts in 1993, Arnie spent 29 years in business, including 12 years as president of The Casual Woman, a chain of women’s apparel stores, which he founded, grew successfully, and sold to a national retailer. He was also a senior manager for R.H. Macy Company and Federated Department Stores. He is particularly adept in buying, merchandising, operations and human resources. Arnie started AWR Business Concepts because he knows from experience that "people will willingly accomplish great things given the right support, the right tools, and the right kind of leadership."

Arnie's contact information:  arnold@awrintzler.com
https://awrbusinessconcepts.com/

For more information about the podcast in general, send me an email: mitch@beinhakerlaw.com
 
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Mitch Cahn - Unionwear (made in the USA)

Mitch Cahn - Unionwear (made in the USA)

June 10, 2020

Mitch Cahn started Unionwear in 1992 with six sewers and a contract to make baseball hats for Ralph Lauren. Now Unionwear is one of the largest private employers of Newark residents, with 175 employees, and contracts to manufacture accessories for every branch of the armed services, every Democratic candidate for president, and brands such as Vineyard Vines and Supreme.

Mitch joins Mitch to talk about the shift he made to support front line efforts during the COVID crisis.  Mitch's continual growth and success provides tremendous lessons to any entrepreneur.

Unionwear won the Domestic Textile Association's inaugural 'Reshoring Award" for bringing textile jobs back to America in 2019 and was named to Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 list. In 2016 Mitch won the New Jersey Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award from NJBIA and was just named to NJBIZ magazine's 50 most powerful people in New Jersey Manufacturing.

Mitch is on the board of Newark Regional Business Partnership, NJ Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Newark Workforce Development Board, where he has served as Chairman. Mitch is a frequent panelist, podcast guest, and guest lecturer on topics including fair labor, lean manufacturing, cloud mobile ERP, cobranding with Made in USA, and has appeared on TV shows ranging from The Profit to The Daily Show. 

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Ron Laikind - Extreme Mist        **BONUS COVID EPISODE**

Ron Laikind - Extreme Mist **BONUS COVID EPISODE**

June 9, 2020

Ron Laikind is the inventor of Extreme Mist Personal Cooling System (PCS) and Extreme Mist Portable Sanitizing System (PSS).  He joins Mitch on this episode to talk about some of his outdoor adventures, his Extreme Mist invention and how he has pivoted his product to react to the COVID crisis.

As a result of COVID-19, he pivoted and retrofitted Extreme Mist to the Extreme Mist Portable Sanitizing System to disinfect cars, gyms, homes, offices and more. www.PortableSanitizingSystem.com  With the "re-tooling" of his product to help with sanitizing of facilities, we thought it important to bring this information to you immediately.  If you are a business (or know of one) that needs to sanitize regularly for your customers, reach out to Ron's company right away.  You can watch a video about the product on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHlYtKfkgpw

Ron has hiked the globe from the Sahara to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Siberia, Turkey, the Himalayas, India, Cashmere, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia, Vietnam, Cambodia, South America, Patagonia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Yosemite and more. The author of “Drifting Through the Sands of Time: A Saharan Adventure,” has literally hiked tens of thousands of miles.

Laikind was challenged when on the trail. He wanted to stay hydrated and cool without carrying a tremendous amount of extra weight on his back. He invited the Extreme Mist Personal Cooling System (PCS) to beat the heat and keep cool while exercising (hiking, fishing, camping, cycling, running, etc.) www.ExtremeMist.com.

Ron is also the owner of Westworld Paintball Adventures in Arizona.

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Michele Siekerka - President & CEO of NJBIA

Michele Siekerka - President & CEO of NJBIA

June 3, 2020

The former Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, Michele Siekerka now serves as the top executive for New Jersey’s largest member organization, NJBIA (NJ Business & Industry Association), comprised of 20,000 member companies. Michele and her organization ensures that New Jersey’s business climate is competitive by way of taxes, costs of doing business and cutting red tape.  They provide business resources and programs that support business sustainability in NJ and work with the state administration and legislature on policy issues to advance a positive business climate.

Michele was kind enough to join Mitch for this episode, recorded right in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis.  She offers a lot of insight about the state of business in New Jersey and how we move forward in light of all recent circumstances.

Michele's and NJBIA's contact info:
www.njbia.org
Michele's email:  msiekerka@njbia.org
Link to Education Equation Report mentioned in the episode:  https://njbia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EducationEquation.pdf

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Bruce Heyman - Fabricland & Metropolitan Window Fashions

Bruce Heyman - Fabricland & Metropolitan Window Fashions

May 27, 2020

Bruce Heyman is the President of Metropolitan Window Fashions, with locations in Manhattan, Green Brook and Paramus NJ.  Serving both the retail customer and the design trade, Metropolitan offers Free in-home decorating services for custom draperies, blinds, motorized shades and reupholstery.  Bruce has held the position of President in the following organizations:  Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA), National Independent Textile Retail Organization (NITRO) and National Advisory Council for the Exciting Windows Retail Network.  He has been the recipient of the NJ Family Business of the Year Award, the D&WC National Retailer of the Year and the WCAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bruce joins Mitch on this episode to discuss his 3rd-generation family-owned business and how he has grown and shaped the business into what it does today.  You might be familiar with the other part and a better known name, of his business:  Fabricland.

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Richard Laidler - Royaltie

Richard Laidler - Royaltie

May 20, 2020

Richard Laidler emigrated to the US in 1996 to exploit his new digital printing technology he had been developing over the previous 4 years. This business was highly successful and he sold it in 2004 for multiple 7 figures.  He has owned a number of other businesses since then, including a music business and multiple Dickeys BBQ restaurants.  However in more recent years he has focused on more residual based income businesses aimed at small business owners.

On this episode, Richard joins Mitch to discuss his business experiences and how he has used residual-based business opportunities to build the life-style he wants.

Richard's contact info:
Email - richardlaidlerbusiness@gmail.com

To learn more about Royaltie.com, reach out to their local contact, Bill Munier, at https://williammunier.now.site or by phone at 201-248-4466.

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