ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

From Struggling Artist Waiting Tables to Thriving Wholesaler and Ecommerce Entrepreneur – with Jamila Tazewell

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October 13, 2014

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EPISODE 33:  Ever feel you have no clue how to start a business? Scared? Confused? Well, Jamila Tazewell was like you, but she started anyway. A struggling artist-designer living in New York and working two jobs apart from running a side business, she wanted success badly. She had no idea what she was doing, but forced herself to venture out of her bubble and contact the stores she wanted to sell her wallets, handbags, jewelry, etc. to. Once you start, all kinds of magic will happen, she says. And it did. Read more »


How to Start an Online Fashion Retail Store (and Other Businesses Along the Way) – with Megan Hunt

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Published under Creative agency, Ecommerce, Fashion, Serial entrepreneurship, Service business

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August 21, 2014

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EPISODE 30: Megan Hunt wanted to go to Germany and become an English teacher. Instead, she ended up starting a global bridal and dress design company in Omaha, Nebraska. She’s owned multiple businesses since then and now runs HelloHoliday.com, an online fashion retail business that she feels is closer to the bullseye, i.e. her ideal business. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Megan_Hunt_Final_21-Aug-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


How an Academic Created His Own Freedom by Making a ‘Rash’ Decision

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August 12, 2014

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EPISODE 29: Jonathan Pincas co-founded The Tapas Lunch Company,  a food importing business while pursuing his Ph.D around 10 years ago. He had no idea what he was in for. He admits if he knew what he was getting into, he wouldn’t have started the business in the first place. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/29-Jonathan_Pincas_Final_12-Aug-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


From Zero to Millions with Ecommerce – with Andrew Youderian

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December 29, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 25: Long hours and inflexibility at his corporate job drove Andrew Youderian to quitting his job and starting an ecommerce business, and another one a couple of years later. Both businesses together ended up generating $1 million+ in annual revenues. In this case study, Andrew talks about how he did it. You will also learn: http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/25-Ecommerce_Millions_Andrew_Youderian.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


From Side Business To Millions – with Jon Thornton, Co-founder Of ParkWhiz.com

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July 9, 2013

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EPISODE 19: Jon Thornton teamed up with someone he hardly knew during the summer after undergrad to work on a parking-based business idea together. The idea was to work on the business idea till the end of summer and see what happens. Seven years later, after several twists and turns, Jon and his partner Aashish Dalal are still in business together. They recently raised their first round of venture capital and are ready to take on the world. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/19-Jon_thornton_9-Jul-13_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


Big, Bold Action: How Pat Flynn Beat Career Adversity And Grew His Online Business By Getting Uncomfortable

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May 15, 2013

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EPISODE  17:  If you’ve been searching for freedom from corporate hell by looking at examples, inspiration and success stories, you’ve probably come across Pat Flynn (he’s everywhere), founder of the highly popular blog Smart Passive Income and author of the new bestseller, Let Go.   Pat was laid off from his architectural 9-to-5 gig despite being one of the best performers in the company. He started several online businesses and now earns around $50k per month.   Pat’s been interviewed a gazillion times and then interviewed again. I wanted this case […] Read more »


How Do You Go From Corporate IT Consultant To Bestselling Thriller Novelist? – with Joanna Penn

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May 9, 2013

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EPISODE 16: Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Was that your answer all those years when someone asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s easy to dismiss wild thoughts such as, “I want to be a writer someday” and “I will be my own boss someday” and go about living the rest of your life in a 5×5 cubicle. Go back and read the last sentence again. It’s SO easy to dismiss wild, silly and ridiculous thoughts. Especially when there are bills to pay. […] Read more »


How a Cyclist Lacking Self-motivation Quit His 9-to-5, Started a Freedom Business and Travels the World – with Andreas Kambanis of London Cyclist

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February 26, 2013

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EPISODE 9: Andreas Kambanis started working full-time on his one year old hobby blog – LondonCyclist.co.uk when he became really frustrated with his 9-to-5 job. A Day in the Life of Andreas the 9-to-5er (then) Vs. Andreas the lifestyle business owner (now): Andreas the 9-to-5er: Wake up, hit the alarm as many times as possible till the last minute, cycle to work, arrive late, waste time eating breakfast there, take a shower, be a nightmare employee who didn’t want to be there, have disagreements with manager, and leave at 5.30 on […] Read more »


Jumping Into the Deep End: A Blow by Blow Account of How Two Creative Pros Built a Cool Internet Business – with Omar Noory & Jen Adrion

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February 5, 2013

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Episode 6: In 2009, Jen Adrion and Omar Noory wanted a world map they could hang up on a wall to document their travels. When they couldn’t find one they liked they, like true creative pros, decided to make a couple of maps themselves. Since the printer’s minimum order quantity was 50, the duo ended up with 48 extra maps. That’s when the light bulb turned on…what if other people are interested in buying the leftover stock? Fast forward 3 years. The enterprising duo has a neat 6-figure e-commerce business selling high-end maps […] Read more »

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