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Podcast Magazine Founder Steven Olsher Reinventing And Dismantling The Status Quo

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In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of Podcast Magazine, Contributing Editor of Podcast Magazine, Raven Blair Glover, spoke to Steven Olsher, about his journey as an entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and the beginnings of Podcast Magazine. It was a matter of “following [his] instinct” to pursue what he described as a “rebirth of the podcasting medium.”

Known as “America’s Reinvention Expert,” Steven Olsher is a serial entrepreneur who has launched several multi-million -dollar companies, an accomplished real estate investor, international keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author of the book What Is Your WHAT?, as well as a coach/consultant who has helped countless people across the globe discover their WHAT. He is also the creator and host of The New Media Summit™—a unique live (and now virtual) event that provides a singular platform for aspiring podcast guests to pitch leading podcasters and get booked on the spot.

When host Raven Blair Glover asked lifelong lover of radio Steve about the past year and creating the magazine, Steve said, “The beautiful thing about podcasting is that it gives every person the opportunity to ostensibly have their own radio station—and the cost of entry is extremely low. As a matter of fact, it’s almost zero… and you can reach almost anyone, almost anywhere, at almost any time, simply by clicking a few buttons. I knew back in 2009 that there was something scalable and sustainable to this. Ten years later, the medium really began to hit its stride, and I believed in my heart that the opportunity was before us to go all in.”

When asked about his goal in creating Podcast Magazine, Steve shared “Our goal is to humanize the people behind the microphone—to share who they truly are as opposed to simply talking about their podcast,” Steve said. “Of course, we love profiling podcasters who have achieved stratospheric heights, as it adds credibility for the magazine, but what we love even more is helping podcast fans discover shows that may not appear in the charts—which is becoming increasingly difficult as deeper and deeper pockets enter the mix. Fact is, we all have something to learn, and everyone has something to teach. One of my favorite expressions is ‘To a second grader, a fifth grader is a God.’ Podcasting is the absolute personification of this, as it allows each of us to help others simply by sharing our respective expertise.” 

Steve’s success didn’t begin with Podcasting, he has run the gamut of business and reinvented himself over and over again, becoming the “reinvention expert” by walking the walk. From building a catalog and online business, Liquor by Wire, together with his mom; to real estate development; then finding a new WHAT again with podcasting in 2009. According to Steve, the fundamental question every entrepreneur must be able to answer at each stage of his or her business’s life cycle is: “What conversation do I MOST want to be part of?” He continued, “When we determined that ‘podcasting’ is the conversation we most want to be part of, we had to figure out how to make that happen. “We had to figure out what we could do to sit at the hub of the podcasting industry. In other words, if you think about how a bicycle wheel operates, all of the spokes connect to a center hub. “And for us, that answer is Podcast Magazine. When we examined the total available market, we determined the biggest opportunity would be in catering to podcast fans.”

Entrepreneurship has provided Steve with myriad benefits, but he is quick to point to the greatest by far: enjoying more time with his family. Married to his wife Lena since 1997, this father of three has been able to work from home almost every day of his children’s lives, and he hopes he is passing down the value of time freedom to his sons.

Now, one of Steve’s primary missions is to give people the tools they need to reinvent their life: first, by helping them identify how they’re naturally wired to excel, and then, by showing them how to get paid extraordinarily well for what comes as naturally to them as breathing.

The interview concluded with Steve saying: “I’ve still got a lot more to give to this world. I’m taking it day by day, doing whatever I can to maximize the time I’ve been blessed to receive. And, today, I’m more aware than ever that life, and our time on this planet, is fleeting.”

To grab a free lifetime subscription (limited time offer!) and read the full interview in Podcast Magazineclick here, or go to https://podcastmagazine.com.

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TOP 30 Finalist Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition

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The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

These thirty businesses have advanced to the final competition and the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $10,000. The final competition will consist of a 2-day live virtual event, August 17 & 18, 2021, where the business owner will Pitch his or her business to multiply corporations from across the United States.

Learn more at https://nationalblackbusinesspitch.com/

If your corporation desires to do business with Black-owned, founded, or controlled businesses throughout the United States, you too want to get in on the action. Become a sponsor today and join forces with other corporations like  The Walt Disney Company, Honda, AT&T, SRP, & Delta and support the NBBP. You may also register to view the live competition at https://wbecwest.virtualfusions.com/e/national-black-business-pitch/register/.

Follow us on Facebook and join WBEC-West LIVE on Facebook, August 30th to hear the winners of the NBBP (The National Black Business Pitch).  

Reach out and contact us. www.wbec-west.org

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PROGRAM 15 Announces Collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics For New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Development Events

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PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change the game of baseball, announcing their collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics.

In partnership with Southern Nevada Preps, the New Balance Future Stars Series will identify teams and players across the country to compete in fall tournaments throughout Las Vegas, Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, and the Northwest.

During the fall regional tournaments, elite players will be identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches, and Scouts to participate in fall signature events this year. Teams from surrounding states will participate in 4 age groups (17/18U, 16U, 15U, 14U) with a 3-game minimum using NHSF Rules.

Southern Nevada Preps will operate tournament events in conjunction with the New Balance Future Stars Series brand in beginning with The Las Vegas Fall Super Regional, which kicks off September 10th with games played at college and high school fields located in the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada area.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Robert and SNP are professionals. You can feel the energy from the minute he speaks and it’s contagious. We’re looking forward to the relationship and growing together for players on the West Coast for years to come.”

Since its inception in 2016, The New Balance Future Stars Series has impacted over 15,000 athletes all over the world. As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience. Their highly-skilled scouting staff provides amateur players in-depth and credible evaluations they can trust because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

For more information on The New Balance Future Stars Series Las Vegas Fall Super Regional as well as other events visit https://FutureStarsSeries.com

ABOUT SOUTHERN NEVADA PREPARATORY ATHLETICS:
Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics aims to bring quality baseball league play and tournaments to the Southern Nevada region. SN Preps events provide exceptional competition and positive exposure. To learn more visit https://www.snpreps.com

ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit https://newbalance.newsmarket.com.

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Resolute Media CEO Announces Brisbane THRIVE Initiative for Local Businesses

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Resolute Media CEO, Brian Richards, has revealed a new initiative for local Brisbane, Queensland businesses, to be launched officially in the first week of September, 2021.

Called the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative, this project will seek to assist local South East Queensland businesses in Australia, especially those who are continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic.

“Business is a challenge for smaller operations at the best of times,” said Richards, “Given the additional hurdles continuing to be faced, we want to make the best traffic, training and tools we have available to interested Brisbane businesses.”

Richards has decades of experience in employing digital technologies to support business outcomes. He is keen to provide more immediate, practical, evidence-based support for the small business sector.

Resolute Media has already begun work on the infrastructure and systems needed to start rolling out the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative from early September through to the end of 2021 and potentially ongoing, depending on the feedback and outcomes experienced.

“We have always believed in leading with value,” Richards explained, “That has meant creating results in advance for clients wherever possible. We have now expanded and formalised that long-held business philosophy in our new credo of Proof Over Promises.”

Richards asserts that Proof Over Promises principles will underpin all aspects of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative. This means that local business owners will be afforded numerous weekly opportunities to test out for themselves a broad range of cutting edge marketing technologies, at no cost and with no obligations. A number of these resources are proprietary and exclusive to Resolute Media, who will fund the initial availability of these assets.

The marketing systems firm will also provide comprehensive training, tools and traffic options on a complimentary basis from September onwards. It is devoting August to setting up structures, preliminary testing and seeking feedback from interested parties.

Those parties will include local Brisbane charities and groups, who have also been severely impacted by the pandemic. Resolute Media will be looking for opportunities to support these non-profits in a number of projects under consideration for this year.

Further information can be obtained by emailing [email protected] A dedicated website and social media presence are also being created to provide regular updates leading up to the launch of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative in early September, 2021.

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