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The Inventive Journey

69 EpisodesProduced by Devin MillerWebsite

Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

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"Network With Everyone" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Andy Chavez

September 18th, 2020

34:05

Network. Network as much as possible. Let's say you're a lawyer, let's say you're an electrician, let's say you're a medic, let's say your ANYTHING!

It doesn't matter what you are. Or what profession you are in. Speak …

"It Gets Scary" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Shafiur Rahman

September 16th, 2020

27:43

Getting into a startup is exciting, but it's also scary. Like, when I did it myself, when I was the actual Founder, the Owner, the CEO of the company, responsible for everything, and all of the money, and how your build …

"Humble Enough To Ask For Help" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Ray McKenzie

September 15th, 2020

31:02

Be humble enough to ask for help. You know?

That's twofold. Being humble and humility goes both ways. So ask people for help. Don't ever think that …

"Be Ready. Be Stubborn." The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Shamir Karkal

September 12th, 2020

32:55

Make sure you are ready for it and be prepared because it's a long, hard, tough road. But be incredibly stubborn.

There were at least a half a dozen times at Simple that I was ready to just give up & just be like "We …

"Get Multiple Perspectives" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Micheal Malakhov

September 11th, 2020

22:52

I think trying to get multiple perspectives on something [is important]. It sort of contradicts what I said earlier. In a way, you don't want to be …

"How to Podcast & Generate Business" Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs w/ Alex Sanfilippo

September 10th, 2020

35:18

The more focused you get, the better.

Something you NEVER want to say is "I want to just podcast about everything and I want it to be for everybody." If it's about everything, it's about nothing. If it's for everybody, …

"Easy is Hard" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs with Jason Bloomstein

September 9th, 2020

33:01

I'd just go back to my slogan that "Easy is Hard, and Hard is nearly impossible." Where, if you're going at it with a small group of people, you want to have something competitive. However, if you overdesign and …

"Subject Matter Expert" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/Garret Grajek

September 8th, 2020

30:49

SME. Are you an SME in the field? Are you a Subject Matter Expert. If you're not, partner with someone, or get a bunch of advisors who are.

You have to answer, as an innovator, you have to answer, every call has to be, …

"Off By 6x" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ John Bean

September 5th, 2020

41:27

You are optimistic anyway, so you tend to be aggressive. But then you say "Ok, I'm aggressive, so, therefore, I want to try to be conservative." So you make some estimates and then, maybe, you double it.

Well, you're …

"Get A Team of Experts" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Cecilie Korst

September 4th, 2020

22:31

One thing that they really need to do is: Get a team of experts. And a team of experts doesn't cost that much. So make sure that you have one person that is a really good mentor. So start with that.

Then, get a good …

"Pull Up 3 Other People" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Anne Cocquyt

September 3rd, 2020

33:12

"For every step that you take up that ladder, through a network or through a connection from somebody that pulls you up, pull up 3 other people …

"Don't Take Anything For Granted" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Asghar Riahi

September 2nd, 2020

27:47

"I would advise to be ready for everything. Don't take anything for granted. So sit tight, be ready, and if you enjoy roller coasters, this will be a …

"Not Everyone Will Believe In You" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Jonathan Stern

September 1st, 2020

28:53

I think this is probably true of almost every founder, but certainly first-time founders. For every person that truly believes in you, there's gonna …

"Go Into Business For Yourself" The Inventive Journey w/ Christina Cala

August 31st, 2020

25:07

"I think the worst business decision I've ever made is to not go into business for myself. Because, you know, I was so miserable for so long & …

"Keep Solving as the Market Evolves" The Inventive Journey Podcast w/ William Bevan

August 29th, 2020

24:10

“Always focus on solving a problem, and having a differentiator. From the time you start your business, to the time it's ready to launch, or you are …

"Be Strong & Listen" The Inventive journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/Brenden Kumarasamy

August 27th, 2020

31:58

"The best strategists I've seen have very strong viewpoints in what they believe, BUT they listen to everyone else's."

"Don't Just Do It Yourself" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Nader Mowlaee

August 27th, 2020

33:37

“Most entrepreneurs, they are going to want to do it themselves. Piggybacking on the previous conversation, you are right. It is easier to do it yourself. It is faster to do it yourself, because, guess what. you HAVE …

"Success: One Thing At A Time" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Mitch Colleran

August 26th, 2020

25:10

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Mitch Colleran, CEO and Entrepreneur in the tech industry, as he …

“Make Sure You Are Capitalized” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ John Hallman

August 26th, 2020

25:10

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from John Hallman, entrepreneur in the field of brand management, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Make sure you are capitalized personally …

“Focus On The Problem” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Ajay Bam

August 24th, 2020

30:55

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Ajay Bam, entrepreneur in the field of artificial intelligence, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Focus on the problem, and focus on …

"Start Testing Right Now" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Malinda Coler

August 24th, 2020

27:46

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Malinda Coler as she shares her inventive journey.

"You can test …

"Jump In & Get To Work" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Alex Burkharrt

August 21st, 2020

27:27

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Alex Burkhart, Innovator, Marketer, Entrepreneur, as he shares his inventive journey.

"You have to keep jumping in and working on things. I …

How To Use Start Up Accelerators Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs w/ Jeff Wallace

August 20th, 2020

42:23

Learn how to find the right accelerator for you, and how you can use it properly. Meet Jeff Wallace, a past businessman, and now a dedicated entrepreneur focused on helping people accelerate their start up.

“There Is Never A Perfect Moment” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Hugo Pelland

August 19th, 2020

33:29

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Hugo Peland, entrepreneur in the field of gaming, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Just do it, it's literally that simple to me. …

“Find A Coach” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ James Creech

August 18th, 2020

30:10

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from James Creech, entrepreneur in the field of digital media, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Find a coach, right? Mentors have been so …

“You Are Going To Make So Many Mistakes” Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Todd Elkins

August 17th, 2020

34:02

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Todd Elkins, entrepreneur in the field of construction, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Its a grind. I've read all the books and …

“Think Strategically!” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Ankesh Kumar

August 14th, 2020

32:05

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Ankesh Kumar, entrepreneur in the field of personalized sales, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Think strategic! So if your trying to …

How To Strengthen Your Marriage Family And Work Life Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs w/ Jen Schwartz

August 13th, 2020

34:56

Meet Jen Schwartz, a couples and family coach. She aims to help entrepreneurs establish a good work life balance, so they can strengthen their life in both aspects. She will teach you about how much effort it takes for …

“Go Try It!” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Marsha Wilson

August 12th, 2020

32:54

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Marsha Wilson, entrepreneur in the field of cyber security, as she shares her inventive journey.

“If what you're passionate about is what …

“Go All In” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ John Driscoll

August 10th, 2020

30:14

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from John Driscoll, entrepreneur in the fields of marketing and …

“Spend Time On Yourself” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Mao Du

August 7th, 2020

27:09

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Mao Du, entrepreneur in the field of home buying, as she shares her inventive journey.

“Instead of building a perfect product, and reach …

“Where Do Your Resentments Lie” Expert Advice Edition Of The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Amanda Louder

August 6th, 2020

33:51

Entrepreneurs! Would you like to increase communication in your marriage, even with the limited time that the entrepreneurial lifestyle brings?

Tune …

“Don’t Pass Up The Chance” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Karthik Rau

August 5th, 2020

27:59

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Karthik Rau, entrepreneur in the field of remote monitoring, as he …

“Plan Out Your Bootstrap” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Farrukh Siddiqui

August 3rd, 2020

34:33

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Farrukh Siddiqui, entrepreneur in the field of student loan financing, as he shares his inventive journey.

“You have to plan your boot …

“Just Look Stuff Up” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Johnny Crowder

July 31st, 2020

35:18

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Johnny Crowder, entrepreneur in the field of mental health importance, as he shares his inventive journey.

“You don't know how many …

"Solve An Actual Problem" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Travis Jungroth

July 29th, 2020

27:01

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Travis Jungroth, entrepreneur in the field of program development, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Find a real problem. Find a real …

“Choose Your Advice” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Ignacio Doncel

July 27th, 2020

39:04

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Ignacio Doncel, entrepreneur in the field of virtual gift cards, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Choose Your Advice, do your due …

"Documentation!” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Jo Lynn Clemens

July 24th, 2020

29:23

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Jo Lynn Clemens, entrepreneur in the field of worker risk scoring, as she shares her inventive journey.

“documentation, the processes, …

“Channel Of Distribution” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Morgan Gilliam

July 22nd, 2020

28:29

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Morgan Gilliam, entrepreneur in the field of inventory tracking, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Channel of distribution, do you have …

“Address It Upfront” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Nuri Otus

July 20th, 2020

38:39

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Nuri Otis, entrepreneur in the field of communication services, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Address It upfront. Put it upfront …

“Be Courageous” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Champion Muthle

July 17th, 2020

30:41

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Champion Muthe, in the field of social connections, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Be courageous. It gets really scary. I think when …

“Just Make A Decision” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Elizabeth Dodson

July 15th, 2020

28:51

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Elizabeth Dodson, entrepreneur in the field of app development and real estate, as she shares her inventive journey.

“Make Decisions do …

"Wake Up Looking Forward" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Michael & Jack

July 13th, 2020

36:14

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Michael Nusinkis & Jack Nekhala, co-founders of Bed Scrunchie, as they share their experience and wisdom.

"If you wake up every day …

“Do It Just Do it” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Onur Nacakgedigi

July 10th, 2020

28:01

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Onur Nacakgedigi, entrepreneur in the field of dentistry, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Do It, just do it, because everyone has a …

“Building A Startup Is Not Easy” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Carl Finch

July 8th, 2020

29:00

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Carl Finch, entrepreneur in the field of programming, as he shares his inventive journey.

“Building a startup is not easy, it's just not …

“Stop Procrastinating Just Do It” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Dennis Underwood

July 6th, 2020

33:11

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Denis Underwood, entrepreneur in the field of cyber security, as he shares his inventive journey.

stop procrastinating just do it, there is …

“Give Yourself a Try” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Andrew Lopez

July 3rd, 2020

29:35

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Andrew Lopez, business screen writer, as he shares his inventive journey.

“give yourself a try, don't be afraid to put yourself out there. …

“Go Out And Talk To Them” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Michael Malone

July 1st, 2020

30:45

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Michael Malone, entrepreneur in the field of mental aids, as he shares his inventive journey.

“If you think about your idea, and you figure …

"You Don't Know Everything & That's Ok" Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Jon Romm

June 29th, 2020

31:02

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Jon Romm, content expert & entrepreneur, as he shares his inventive journey.

"It is ok to move in a direction for something where you …

"Quantum Computing For High Schools” The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Nidhi Jadhav

June 26th, 2020

17:51

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Nihdi Jadhav, Entrepreneur & Advocate For Quantum Computing In …

"Build a Team In Trust" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ John Standish

June 24th, 2020

32:25

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from John Standish, entrepreneur in the field of technology, as he shares …

"Entrepreneurship: Not Get Rich Quick" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Kevin Lane

June 22nd, 2020

30:49

Learn from Inventor, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Create A Castle as he shares his inventive journey.

"Don't think that you are getting into this to get rich quick. It doesn't usually work like that. You can be deceived by …

"Take Stock of Your Emotional Health" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Anna Gannon

June 19th, 2020

29:56

In this podcast episode of The Inventive Journey, entrepreneurs will learn from Anna Gannon, an entrepreneur with experience in logistics, freight, and food, as she shares her inventive journey.

"Take stock of your …

"Bet On Yourself" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Rachel Haley

June 17th, 2020

30:25

Meet Rachel, a businesswoman thrown into the world into entrepreneurship, as she shares her inventive journey.

"I think that every single person, …

"Comfortable with the Unknown" Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Ulf Mattsson

June 15th, 2020

24:11

"You need to get comfortable with the unknown. When you are doing things like this, innovating, pushing the envelope, leading the edge type of approaches, you may lose some sleep over that. But each time that you can …

"The Business Of People" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Dr. Jacqueline Darna

June 11th, 2020

32:10

"Business is the business of people, NOT of products or services. Get out there. Find your tribe. Make sure you are well-known and well-seen, that you are synergistic. You are your brand for the first 5, even 10 …

"Better Than Any Other Time In History To Be An Entrepreneur" Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ David Borish

June 9th, 2020

38:46

In this episode of The Inventive Journey, a podcast for entrepreneurs and small businesses, hear from David Borish. "People say 'I don't have the …

"Take Responsibility" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Chris Murphy

June 4th, 2020

31:02

"Take responsibility for everything. In the end, it's yours. You're responsible. If you do that, no matter how bad things go, there's a path. I am still standing, 14 years later, because I did that." Listen to Chris …

"Don't Talk to Friends and Family" The Inventive Journey Podcast for Entrepreneurs w/ Bill Lear

June 2nd, 2020

31:50

Podcast for entrepreneurs and small businesses "You might think it's a good idea, but the MARKET is going to tell you whether or not it's a good idea. Don't talk to friends and family, talk to people you don't know." …

"Emotional Security in the Face of Rejection" The Inventive Journey podcast w/ Laura Gardner

May 28th, 2020

35:55

"You have to be emotionally secure enough to face what feels like a lot of rejection from the market..." Listen to the podcast for entrepreneurs, businessmen, businesswomen, startups, inventors, and small businesses.

"Take Every Opportunity That You Can" Inventive Journey w/ Anita Gardyne

May 26th, 2020

39:06

"Being a certified minority-owned, women-owned, certified vet-owned, certified WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, if you have the opportunity, I would grab it." In …

Decision Making During Fear - The Inventive Journey w/ Justin Evans

May 21st, 2020

38:36

"There is something that I think most entrepreneurs need to really understand. It's that your most important decisions are made in the moments that you are experiencing the most fear." Learn from the inventor of the …

A Better Way to Do Things - The Inventive Journey w/ Devin Miller

May 19th, 2020

28:01

This podcast episode is for startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs who want to learn more from Devin Miller's Inventive Journey.

The Inventive Journey - "Bootstrapping Your Way to Bankruptcy" w/ Juliet Clark

May 14th, 2020

27:49

Learn more about Juliet Clark's unique and fascinating journey as a businesswoman, author, and inventor.

The Inventive Journey - Savology

February 14th, 2020

24:54

Hear the inventive journey of Spencer Barclay, who was just coming off of an exit from his last startup and decided to found the financial planning …

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