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Innovations and Breakthroughs

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This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.

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How to Run a Million-Dollar Business

November 25th, 2021


Kate Hancock is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and mother of two. She has built four highly successful businesses in less than 10 …

The Key to Innovation with Peter Sprague

November 4th, 2021


Peter Sprague is the Co-founder and Chairman of Satellite Displays, a company focused on improving communication and providing tools for the deaf and …

Creating Conscious Design Products With Ian Peterman

October 28th, 2021


Ian Peterman is the Founder and CEO of Peterman Design Firm, a company that helps visionaries turn their ideas into brands and products that change the world. Ian grew up surrounded by design, engineering, accounting, …

The Value of Connecting with Entrepreneurs Through Networking with Mike Calhoun

October 21st, 2021


Mike Calhoun is the Founder & CEO of Board of Advisors, a community for founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, marketers, e-commerce moguls, …

How Intellectual Property Helps in Preparing for a Successful Exit

October 14th, 2021


Joe Valley is a Partner at Quiet Light Brokerage, one of the leading online-focused M&A Advisory firms in the world. He is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, podcaster, EXITpreneur, and advisor. He has …

Is Your Invention Really New?

August 19th, 2021


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in …

Can I Patent an Idea or Do I Need a Product Prototype?

August 12th, 2021


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in …

Company Acquisition, Innovative Product, and Local Market Penetration with Rich Goldstein

August 5th, 2021


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in …

Innovating at Large Scale for a Big Brand

July 29th, 2021


Kyle Walker is the Co-founder and Chief Acquisitions Officer at Foundry, a platform that acquires and grows lasting brands. Before starting Foundry, he climbed the ladder at Amazon for about seven years, starting as a …

The Role Mindset Plays in Business Growth and Expansion

July 22nd, 2021


Stefan Haney is the Strategic Advisor and CTO at Foundry, the Managing Principal at Vantage International LLC, and a business and technology leader …

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Flexibility

July 15th, 2021


Stefan Haney is the Strategic Advisor and CTO at Foundry, the Managing Principal at Vantage International LLC, and a business and technology leader …

Investing in Online Businesses From an Investment Banker's Point of View

July 8th, 2021


Chris Shipferling is the Managing Partner and Head of Business Development for Global Wired Advisors, a leading digital investment bank focused on optimizing the business sale process. His career focus is sales and …

Growing and Managing an Effective Team to Scale a Business

July 1st, 2021


Austin Clark is the Owner and CEO of Moxie Pest Control of Arizona. The company offers customizable, premium service subscriptions for its customers' …

How to Build a Company Structure to Scale a Business

June 24th, 2021


Yoni Kozminski is the Founder and CEO of MultiplyMii and Escala. He has spent a decade in digital marketing and creative advertising globally, …

Guiding Inventors Through the Challenges of Innovation

June 17th, 2021


Sam Zellner is the Lead of the Patent Quality through Artificial Intelligence Project (PQAI) and the Founder and the Co-founder and CEO of InspireIP, a platform enabling companies to harness their team’s innovative …

Building and Managing Your Team and Your Company’s Culture

June 10th, 2021


Howard M. Shore is the Founder of Activate Group. He is a speaker and best-selling author who has worked with hundreds of executives and teams to help accelerate their growth and scale their organizations. During his …

What Makes Brands Succeed Online?

June 3rd, 2021


Howard Tiersky is the Founder and CEO of FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency, a 75 employee digital agency that helps executives at large brands transform the customer experience to win in today's digital world. He …

Inventions, Product Design, Product Development, and Podcasting

May 27th, 2021


Tom Hazzard is an inventor with 37 patents and an unprecedented 86% success rate for consumer product designs. He is the Co-host of the Forbes-featured, fast-growth WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast, as well as two other …

Building Your Brand and Providing Superior Customer Experience

May 20th, 2021


Brenda Ruby is a Branding and Marketing Expert. She helped scale SNOW, a premium brand of oral care products from $0 to $100 million in revenue. She started with SNOW as the very first employee and eventually led the …

From Engineering to Entrepreneurship with Vanessa Braxton of Black Momma Brands

May 13th, 2021


Vanessa Braxton is the Founder, CEO, and President at Black Momma Brands, which includes Black Momma Vodka, and Black Momma Tea & Cafe. She is the first African American woman master blender, distiller, owner, and …

How to Increase Sales and Multiply Your Income By Up to 10x

May 6th, 2021


Kevin Nations is the CEO and Sales Maximizer at Kevin Nations Training where he teaches people how to charge more for their time, services, and products so that they can live the life they envision and get what they are …

Helping Amazon Sellers Expand Their Online Market Reach

April 29th, 2021


Caulen Foster is the Co-Founder and President of BrainPower, a rapidly growing, full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in …

Using Media to Empower and Inspire Others

April 22nd, 2021


Monica Floyd is the Founder and CEO of True Vision Media Group, a full-service music, film, and video production company. Through her media company, …

Expressing Your Creative Self and Conducting Patent Searches

April 15th, 2021


David B. Goldstein is a management consultant, coach, speaker, and Rich Goldstein’s brother! He is also the Originator of the “creative-type” concept …

The Importance of Being Courageous and Making Audacious Phone Calls

April 8th, 2021


Randy Levy is a Partner at Telleria, Telleria & Levy, a law firm serving Southern California for over 52 years in workers' compensation, immigration law, employment law, and personal injury matters. As a law clerk, …

The Value of Investing in Intellectual Property (IP) Protection

April 1st, 2021


Joe De Sena is the Founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand with over 200 events annually. Spartan is on a global mission to push you towards your personal best, with over 1.5 …

Can You Infringe on Someone's Patent With Your Own?

March 25th, 2021


Ben Leonard is the Founder of Beast Gear, a fitness brand that was born out of a desire to train with the equipment we all need to reach our potential and BEAST our goals. Ben started the company with just his laptop …

The Importance of Doing Your Due Diligence Before Getting IP Protection

March 18th, 2021


Mario Nawfal is the Founder of the Athena Group of Companies, a synergistic ecosystem that operates a variety of businesses including e-commerce, events, and even a growth hacking agency, in more than 40 countries. He …

Why Entrepreneurs Should Step Outside Their Lanes And Embrace Failure

March 11th, 2021


Mike Alden is the President and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, a multimillion-dollar full-service direct response marketing agency. Under his …

What it Takes to be a Visionary Leader with Doug Patton of Patton Design

March 4th, 2021


Doug Patton is the Founder & CEO of Patton Design, a design company based out of California. Doug is a successful inventor, having created over …

How to Handle Criticism and Build a Great Team

February 25th, 2021


Mitch Thrower is a financier, entrepreneur, author, and 22X Ironman triathlete. He is the Founder and Chairman of, an innovative cloud-based event management platform provider that provides a state-of-the-art …

How to Discover Licensees Through LinkedIn

February 18th, 2021


Benjamin Harrison is a lifelong entrepreneur and product developer who has worked with some of the top musicians in the world. Through teaching the methods he created while pitching his own products, he has helped …

Building a Community Around e-Commerce Shopping

February 11th, 2021


David Wilmot is the Founder and CEO of Tuli, a social shopping platform. He is a 4-time founder and CEO with 3 successful exits and Fortune 500 …

Providing Technology Training for Minorities with Nilda Thomas, Workforce eTraining Solutions

February 4th, 2021


Nilda Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Workforce eTraining Solutions, formally known as International Forensics eLearning Academy, a distributor of …

The Importance of Authority Positioning with Mike Saunders

January 28th, 2021


Mike Saunders is a speaker, bestselling author of four books and a successful business coach who holds an MBA in Marketing. He is also an adjunct …

Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Getting a Patent

January 21st, 2021


Noah McNeely is a creativity and innovation expert. He has spent much of his career helping to shape and guide a seemingly endless series of good …

Tips and Tricks for Successfully Inventing and Licensing Products with Lisa Lloyd, the President and CEO of Lloyd Marketing Group

January 14th, 2021


Lisa Lloyd is the President and CEO of Lloyd Marketing Group. Her success began with her idea for a barrette while working for the CBS affiliate in Tucson, AZ. A short 13 months later, she had patented, manufactured, …

Having an Idea Versus Executing Your Plan: Which is More Important?

January 7th, 2021


Joe Polish is the Founder and President of Piranha Marketing Inc, the Founder of Genius Network® (also known as the 25K Group), and the Creator of …

Creativity, Innovation, and Thinking Into the Box with Michael Lee, Founder of the Innotivity Institute

December 31st, 2020


Michael Lee is a creativity and innovation expert, and the Founder of the Innotivity Institute. The Innotivity Institute is an international creativity and innovation coaching and training organization for businesses, …

Innovations in 3D Printing and Leveraging the Power of Patents with Kenneth Tyler, Founder of Continuous Composites

December 24th, 2020


Kenneth Tyler is the Founder of Continuous Composites, an innovative company focused on a revolutionary technique for Continuous Fiber 3D printing. …

How to Find the Right Manufacturers with Kian Golzari, Founder and CEO of Veltra

December 17th, 2020


Kian Golzari is the Founder and CEO of Veltra, a travel backpack company whose mission is to make your journey smarter. He is one of the world's …

The Power of Licensing with Stephen Key, Co-Founder of inventRight

December 10th, 2020


Stephen Key is the Co-Founder of inventRight and the world's leading expert on how to license a consumer product idea. He has licensed more than 20 products on his own and was a 2018-2019 American Association for the …

A Porta Potty Company Acquisition with Rich Goldstein

December 3rd, 2020


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in …

Freeing Up Your Time Through Outsourcing with Nathan Hirsch of Outsource School

December 3rd, 2020


Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur and a renowned expert in remote hiring and e-commerce. At one point, he had more than half a million products on Amazon that were selling for more than 1000 different dropshippers. …

Bootstrapping and Saving Water with Steve Waddell, President and CEO of NASONI

November 26th, 2020


Steve Waddell is the President and CEO of NASONI, where he guides the development and production of groundbreaking fountain faucets. His mission is …

The Benefits of Working with the Right Patent Attorney with Andrew Stess, CEO of StessCo Consulting Group

November 19th, 2020


Andrew Stess is the CEO of StessCo Consulting Group LLC, providing sales, business development, strategy, and product consulting services in the …

How Entrepreneurs Can Pivot When Demand for Their Product Diminishes with Randy Hartnell, Founder & CEO of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics

November 12th, 2020


Randy Hartnell is the Founder & CEO of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, a trusted source for the world’s finest wild seafood. Before starting Vital Choice, Randy owned and operated four commercial fishing …

The Intersection Between Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enventys

November 5th, 2020


Louis Foreman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm. He is also the Founder of Edison Nation. Louis graduated from the University of Illinois with a …

The Role of Technology in Disruptive Innovation with David Jitendranath

October 29th, 2020


David Jitendranath is a digital transformation specialist and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of MOBILE-DI. With his expertise, he helps …

Finding Your “What” and the Value of Podcasting with Steve Olsher, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine

October 22nd, 2020


Steve Olsher is a 30+ year entrepreneur, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, original Founder of, creator of The New Media Summit, and Host of the top-rated podcasts, Reinvention Radio and Beyond …

Growing an Instagram Audience and Building a Lifestyle Business with Zach Benson, Founder and CEO of Assistagram

October 15th, 2020


Zach Benson is the Founder and CEO of Assistagram, an innovative Instagram management agency that has over 220 million Instagram followers. Zach is a …

Looking at Inventions from a Business Perspective with Brian Fried, Founder of Inventor Smart

October 8th, 2020


Brian Fried is a serial inventor, with many of his inventions reaching audiences through mass retail, infomercials, home shopping channels, catalogs, and online retailers through licensing and manufacturing. He is the …

Creating a Sustainable Business Through Website Monetization with Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe

October 1st, 2020


Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe are the team behind the extremely popular, Hustle & Flowchart podcast. They feature some of the best marketers out there …

The Journey From DJ to Product Innovator to Amazon Seller with Danny McMillan, Host of Seller Sessions

September 24th, 2020


Danny McMillan is the host of Seller Sessions, the largest podcast for advanced Amazon sellers. A world-renowned public speaker and veteran Amazon seller, Danny is also the Co-Founder of DATAbrill. Working alongside …

The Key to Creating Great Deals with Bob Serling, Founder of Profit Alchemy

September 17th, 2020


Bob Serling is the Founder of Profit Alchemy and a 30-year marketing and licensing veteran. His innovative take on marketing and licensing has helped thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs produce exceptional …

The Role of Your Mindset in Achieving Success with Yuri Choi, Founder of Yuri Choi Coaching

September 10th, 2020


Yuri Choi is the CEO of Yuri Choi Coaching. She helps high performers and entrepreneurs move out of stress and bad habits to achieve powerful results …

Growing an Insurance Software and Marketing Business with Preston Schmidli, Co-Founder of Good Vibe Squad

September 3rd, 2020


Preston Schmidli is the Co-Founder of Good Vibe Squad and the Partnership Product Officer at Better Agency. Good Vibe Squad is a complete …

How to Validate Product Ideas for Qualitative and Quantitative Actionable Feedback with Justin Chen, the Co-Founder of PickFu

August 27th, 2020


Justin Chen is the Co-Founder of PickFu. PickFu's online focus groups help sellers increase revenue by providing actionable data to inform their product and listing decisions. Using PickFu, sellers easily discover which …

The Process of Innovation with Zack Leonard, President and Founder of Gembah

August 20th, 2020


Zack Leonard is the President and Founder of Gembah, an Austin, Texas-based product design and sourcing company that helps bring product concepts to life. Through the company, Zack has helped e-commerce brands, Amazon …

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Connection to Innovation with Howard Getson, the Founder and CEO of Capitalogix

August 13th, 2020


Howard Getsonis the Founder and CEO of Capitalogix, a data science company using advanced AI to maximize performance with real-time insights. He also runs an algorithmic hedge fund powered by the Capitalogix platform …

Why You Should Always License Intellectual Property with Steve Rosen, Vice President of Product Development at CreateOn

August 6th, 2020


Steve Rosen is a licensing expert and the Vice President of Product Development for CreateOn, a company that he co-founded. He’s worked in product …

Systems and Processes to Grow and Scale an e-Commerce Business with Josh Marsden, Founder of CVO Acceleration

July 30th, 2020


Josh Marsden is the Founder of CVO Acceleration, a marketing agency that helps e-Commerce businesses scale paid traffic effectively and profitably. …

Building an Online Educational Business and Helping Entrepreneurs Grow with Cole Humphus, Founder of Cole’s Classroom

July 23rd, 2020


Cole Humphus is a business growth advisor and investor. He was the Founder and CEO of Cole's Classroom, an online photography education company that …

Driving Innovation in the Sports Bra Industry with Laura Tempesta, Founder of Bravolution

July 16th, 2020


Laura Tempesta is a sports bra expert, apparel innovator, inventor of multiple patented products, and the only person in North America with a …

How to Run A Profitable Amazon Private Label Business with Brandon Young, President & Founder of VC Labs

July 9th, 2020


Brandon Young is an Amazon expert. He has been selling on the online marketplace since 2015, successfully pivoting from online arbitrage and …

How to Source and Launch Products on Amazon with Tim Jordan, Founder of Private Label Legion

July 2nd, 2020


Tim Jordan is the Founder of Private Label Legion, a community of sellers and entrepreneurs who come together to share ideas, impart knowledge, and …

How Entrepreneurs Can Live a Life Filled With Life With Eelco de Boer

June 25th, 2020


Eelco de Boer is a well-known entrepreneur in Amsterdam. He’s founded and owns several famous companies that have become household names in the …

Advertising on the Amazon Marketplace with Liran Hirschkorn, Founder of Incrementum Digital

June 18th, 2020


Liran Hirschkorn has been marketing online for 12 years. After growing and selling an internet life insurance agency in 2014, Liran decided to get …

Crafting Optimized Press Releases for Higher Rankings with Norman Farrar, CEO and PR Growth Specialist of prREACH

June 11th, 2020


Norman Farrar, AKA The Beard Guy, is a serial entrepreneur who provides online marketing and manages e-commerce solutions for brands. He is the CEO …

Controlling Your Brand in the Age of Amazon with James Thomson, Founder of The Prosper Show and Partner at Buy Box Experts

June 4th, 2020


James Thomson is a Partner at Buy Box Experts, a service agency that helps support brands to sell products on Amazon and other online channels. He is the go-to expert on all things Amazon including the larger world of …

Creating Defensible Unique Products as Opposed to Starting ‘Me Too’ Businesses with Carlos Alvarez, Founder of Blue Bird Media & Marketing Solutions

May 28th, 2020


Carlos Alvarez is the Founder and CEO of Blue Bird Media & Marketing Solutions which helps brand-owners grow their brands both on and off Amazon …

How Joining the Israeli Special Forces Helped Build Successful Brands with Thomas Shipley, Founder of Atlantic Coast Brands

May 21st, 2020


Tom Shipley is a serial entrepreneur who has sold over $1B through omni-channel marketing over the past decade. Launching with virtually no capital, …

Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Create Amazing Brands with Josh Snow, Founder of Snow Oral Care

May 14th, 2020


Josh Snow is a serial entrepreneur that’s behind numerous successful ventures including a web development company, a marketing agency, software …

Why Companies Should Have Strong and Defensible Patents with Roland Frasier of

May 7th, 2020


Roland Frasier is a Principal in and the co-creator and CEO of War Room Mastermind where hundreds of smart entrepreneurs share …

How to Use Chat Marketing to Grow and Cultivate Relationships with Customers with Paul Baron, Founder of Chat Marketing University

April 30th, 2020


Paul Baron is the founder of Chat Marketing University, where he teaches people how to effectively use chat marketing as part of their product launch …

Helping Brands Succeed on e-Commerce & Amazon with Jason Boyce, Founder of Avenue7Media

April 23rd, 2020


Jason Boyce is the Founder of Avenue7Media. He is an entrepreneur and innovator who started selling on Amazon in 2003. Being an expert in e-commerce, …

How to Use Amazon Chat Marketing to Launch, Rank, and Drive Reviews for Your Listings with Michelle Barnum Smith

April 16th, 2020


Michelle Barnum Smith is an Amazon chatbot expert who helps e-commerce and Amazon sellers leverage the power of Facebook Messenger bots to grow their business. She started a marketing agency in 2012 to help business …

Patenting Vandalism Proof Seat Inserts with Rich Goldstein

April 9th, 2020


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in …

How to Take an Idea from Concept to Launch with Amy Wees, CEO of Amazing at Home Business Consulting

April 2nd, 2020


Amy Wees is the CEO of Amazing at Home Business Consulting, a company that focuses on helping brands develop unique products, validate them in the …

How to Be a Better Digital Marketer with Ryan Deiss, Founder of

March 26th, 2020


Ryan Deiss is the Founder and CEO of, a leading provider of digital marketing training and certifications which has a community of over 15,000 paid members and over half a million subscribers. He is …

Discussing the Importance of a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) with Rick Cesari

March 19th, 2020


Rick Cesari has been a pioneer in brand response advertising since the early ‘90s. One of his early successes was Juiceman Juicer, which he brought …

Getting Your Product Into Major Retailers with Karen Waksman, Founder of Retail MBA

March 12th, 2020


Karen Waksman is the Founder & CEO of Retail MBA, a company dedicated to empowering individuals and companies interested in learning what it takes to get their products on the shelves of major retailers. She has …

Creating an Automated Follow-up System with Ely Delaney, Co-founder of Your Marketing University

March 5th, 2020


Ely Delaney is an Automated System Strategist. He's the Co-founder of Purple Night Marketing and Your Marketing University, an education company …

Creating a Billion-Dollar Amazon Business with Kevin King of the Freedom Ticket Program

February 27th, 2020


Kevin King has been involved in e-commerce since 1995 and has been selling on eBay and Amazon since 1999. He's created, developed, and inspired …

Do You Need a Patent?

February 20th, 2020


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law and has been an attorney for over 25 years. He's the go-to person if you want …

Engineering Endurance Supplements with Mina Elias of MMA Nutrition

February 13th, 2020


Mina Elias is a Chemical Engineer with several successful supplement brands on Amazon. He created MMA Nutrition, a company that makes supplements for …

What to do When Your Amazon Listing Gets Shut Down

February 6th, 2020


What would you do if your Amazon listing got shut down because of an intellectual property complaint? What steps would you take to get your listing …

Patenting a Beauty Product with Rich Goldstein

February 6th, 2020


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law and has been an attorney for over 25 years. He's the go-to person if you want …

Designing a Product with Andrew Erickson of Amazon Conversations

February 6th, 2020


Andrew Erickson is a multimillion-dollar Amazon seller. He's created over 60 uniquely designed products and is passionate about design and …

Background on Host Rich Goldstein

January 10th, 2020


Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law and has been an attorney for over 25 years. He's the go-to person if you want …

Empowering e-Commerce & Amazon Entrepreneurs with Steve Simonson of Awesomers Podcast

January 9th, 2020


Steve Simonson is an entrepreneur who has grown numerous companies over the past three decades and made over a billion dollars worth of product …

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