Meet courageous entrepreneurs who followed their passion

Learn to work smarter, not harder, from those who started a business while working a full-time job, but never lost sight of the need for balance.

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    How Maria Romano found her passion in the business of love

    Maria Romano is a Minister, wedding officiant, podcast host, author, and motivational speaker. Through her company, True Love Knots, Maria has officiated over 5000 weddings, and created courses on becoming officiated yourself. Prior to finding her passion in the business of love, Maria's entrepreneurial journey began with a rental car company, granting her extensive expertise in business management.

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    Transitioning from the startup world to freelance

    After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, Jacob “Jeb” Burt started his career in the food and beverage industry, working at a startup. When the startup folded, he began working freelance gigs to pay the bills. When making the decision to either continue freelancing or get full-time work, Jacob decided to continue down the freelance path and build his company, BURT. Now, Jacob has his own team that specializes in building media brands. 

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    Starting a business that aligns with your passions

    Bonnie Mauldin was been hustling since she was a kid. At eight years old, she was knocking on doors offering to shovel driveways. After graduation, she entered the medical field, but quickly discovered it was not for her. Now, Bonnie owns two successful businesses, The Mauldin Group and Mauldin Production Company. Having learned a lot along the way, Bonnie shares her tips on changing careers, side hustles, and running multiple businesses.

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    Josh Bernstein, Josh Bernstein Media

    Exploring the ins and outs of freelancing in today’s world

    Josh Bernstein joins us today to talk all things freelance. As the owner of Josh Bernstein Media, Josh is an expert in Google Ads and paid search and has been running his own business for over 10 years. Sanjay and Josh sit down to debunk myths about freelancing, give important tips on starting out, discuss maintaining a healthy work-life balance while being your own boss, and suggest when to choose a freelancer over an agency.

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    Improving the work environment by going solo

    Rita Ernst wasn't happy with the work environment in the large corporation where she was worked. With a new baby at home, the stress was overwhelming, so she decided to become her own boss. She is now an Organizational Psychologist and Consultant and founder of Ignite Extraordinary, and author of a book on workplace positivity. Hear what Rita has to say about work-life balance and why networking is so important in finding clients that align with your skills and professional goals.

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