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

Pamela Slim Answers Your Questions About Quitting 9-to-5 and Working For Yourself

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October 20, 2015

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EPISODE 43: Pamela Slim wrote a pioneering book called Escape from Cubicle Nation back in 2009. The book was about how corporate employees can start businesses and work for themselves. In today’s episode, we chat about some of the burning questions you – the readers – have asked me over the years. Read more »


From Lawyer to 6-figure Wellness Biz Founder – How Kelly Newsome Successfully Made the Leap

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October 6, 2015

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EPISODE 41: In Episode 39, I spoke to Derek Sivers, a solopreneur, about how he thinks about business and functions as an entrepreneur. In today’s episode, I have a chat with another solopreneur Kelly Newsome of Ritual Care Co. and Higher Ground Yoga. Kelly is a former lawyer who runs a 6-figure wellness business today. This is her story about how she got to where she is now. Read more »


Former IT Guy Escapes Toxic Work Environment To Start His Dream Business – with Andy Hayes

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September 29, 2015

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EPISODE 40: Andy Hayes’ was stressed and ‘was holding on for dear life’ at his 9-to-5. He got migraines and skin rashes. It finally dawned on him that he had to quit. Although he was terrified about striking out on his own and pursuing his life’s purpose, he jumped in headfirst. His worst fear – losing everything and becoming homeless – didn’t see the light of day. Not even close. Read more »


How to Become a Literary Agent and Win in the Constantly Changing World of Publishing – with David Fugate

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January 31, 2015

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EPISODE 38: David Fugate tells us his story of how he struck out on his own to become a literary agent. He also talks about how the world of publishing is changing and what authors need to know if they want to go the traditional publishing route. He’s a self-published author too and spells out the pros and cons of getting your book out there via both the self-publishing and the traditional publishing routes. Read more »


Creativity, Business Ideas, Risk-Taking, Online Branding and more – in conversation with Jason SurfrApp

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October 24, 2014

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EPISODE 34: Jason SurfrApp sold off his last name to the highest bidder twice, making over $100,000 in the process. If you listen to what prompted him to come up with and execute this wild idea (besides the profit), you won’t judge him for selling out. Before that, he founded IWearYourShirt.com, a company where clients paid him to wear t-shirts and which generated over $1,000,000 in revenue. He also made a big chunk of cash by getting 20o+ sponsors for his new book, CREATIVITY FOR SALE (FREE  to download for Radical Tribe […] Read more »


How Charlie Pabst Started a Business in a Domain He Knew Nothing About…and Prospered.

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September 30, 2014

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EPISODE 32: Charlie Pabst designed coffee shops for a famous coffee company. He produced more work than several others, but got paid less. He waited for a while for things to change, but nothing happened. Enough was enough, so he started doing graphic and web design on the side and quit his job. No business experience, no prior graphic design experience. Here’s his story…it could be yours, too. Read more »


Building a Devoted Customer Community That Funds Your Projects – with Kristin Horowitz

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September 3, 2014

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EPISODE 31: Kristin Tara Horowitz and her partner Yishai Horowitz started a (rock climbing / bouldering) gym, SLO Op Climbing, in San Luis Obispo, a small town in California. From 10 free users in 2003, the gym has 800 monthly subscribers today. Customers get so much value from the gym that they actually funded its expansion a few years ago. This is exactly what I wrote about a few weeks ago. Read more »


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

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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 »


Why You Should Start a Consulting Business Right Now

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July 29, 2014

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A week and a half ago it was announced that Microsoft is set to lay off 18,000 workers over the next year. Ouch. If you’re a salaried employee, I’ve got bad news and good news for you. Read more »


How Emma Reynolds Lost Everything She Had…and Then Built a Million Dollar Global Consulting Biz

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July 15, 2014

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EPISODE 27: In 2008, Emma Reynolds made headlines in the Sunday Times having been named by Management Today as one of the ‘Top 35 Women under 35’ to watch. Her new Human Resources/Marketing consulting business was killing it in the U.K. A year later she was forced to shut down her business and found herself at the Wimbledon car boot sale trying to sell her belongings so she could pay for dinner. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Emma_Reynolds_Final_14-Jul-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »

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