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Small Business Startup Essentials

Starting a business with a solid plan is essential for success in today's competitive world. With so many options for everyone to choose from, how will you stand out above the crowd and rise above the noise?

What will be your plan for success?

Listen for a fresh perspective from someone that knows what the struggles are and how to overcome them.

Listen for some motivation and a 'mindset reset' to help you keep moving forward and to have a perspective of expecting success.

Who Is This Podcast For?

If you are thinking about starting, planning or launching a business, but either don't know where to start, need some encouragement or help with the startup process, then you will enjoy this podcast.

Are you planning a second act for your life because of retirement or pending retirement? The small business world is very different than it used to be.

Are you in the middle of a later in life pivot and you need to save a lot of time with your new business launch? Well, listen in and pick the episodes that will help you the most.

What Will You Hear?

We will go over the essential tips and tools you will need to pivot through what are defined as the Dream / Plan / Launch process, which will help you launch your personal brand business from the ground up.

We'll go over topics relating to the '7 Basic Building Blocks of An Online Personal Brand Business':

  1. Vision
  2. Website
  3. Product/Service
  4. Marketing
  5. Email List
  6. Branding
  7. Copywriting

And also...Mindset Reset topics as well.

I also added content on how you can start your own Podcast and offer a free E-book for you if you want to do it yourself (link below).

Listen in to the inspiring stories from others that took a bold step out of their comfort zone to pursue their dream of having their own business.

About the Host

Podcast host, Tom Clairmont has been a small business owner for the past 20 years in the United States and has a special focus on providing step by step personal brand, small business startup coaching, for those that are looking to become a full time or part time entrepreneur. Especially to those making that later in life shift.

If you'd like some 1:1 or group coaching on how to start your own personal brand business or Podcast more efficiently and faster, you can sign up for an open time slot (or get on the waiting list) at

Sign up for Tom's Tips each week through email HERE.

Personal Brand Business Startup e-Books

Need to really speed up the startup process? You can download some e-Books as well that cover a variety of relevant and helpful small business startup topics.

Join the growing and very popular 'e-Book of the Month Club' to get FREE small business-related, jam-packed e-Books, all from Tom's personal library. You can only get these free by joining the Club! You'll save hundreds of dollars, overall.

Want to Start a Podcast?

Do you love listening to Podcasts and want to start your own?

Download the FREE 'Podcast Startup Mini-Course'. Some of the topics include:

• Picking a Niche Market

• Distribution Tips

• Content Creation

• Guests and Interviews

• Hardware and Software

• Promotion

• Growing Your Audience

This mini-course will certainly speed up the Podcast launch process for you by at least 6 months as opposed to relying on self help videos on social media.

This Podcast is heard all around the world, and is popular in the Americas/Europe/Asia and Australia. Can you have a successful Podcast as well? Of course you can.

If I can do it, then so can you!


Ep. 107: How mind mapping can help your business
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Ep. 106: Letting go of the past and moving forward
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Ep. 105: Do Something Now!
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Ep. 104: What’s Your Unique Selling Point | How Can You Use It to get Clients?
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Ep. 103: The Solopreneur Challenge: What should I focus on?
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Ep.102: Webinars part 2- Are they effective?
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Ep.101: Should you create a Webinar for your business?
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Ep. 100: Book Report: Pivot, by Adam Merkel | MUST READ
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Ep. 99: How to Avoid Chaos in Starting a Personal Brand Business
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Ep. 98: What is a personal brand business?
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Ep. 97: When is the right time to start a business?
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Ep. 96: My Favorite Tools Part 2
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Ep. 95: Getting past imposter syndrome
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Ep. 94: Are you stuck in learning mode?
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Taking a little break for vacation
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Ep. 92: Interview with UK entrepreneur Alexis Kingsbury
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Ep. 91: Interview with Gina Horkey-Creator of 'The Fully Booked Virtual Assistant' course
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Ep. 90: Why a lot of existing competition should inspire you to compete
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Ep. 89: When Reality Sets In
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Ep. 88: The 7 P's to Profitability (part2)
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Ep. 87: The 7 P's to Profitability (part1)
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Ep. 86: What's the one thing you do well?
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Ep. 85: Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast
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Ep 84: Become a person of impact later in life
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Ep. 83: The hottest thing in social media- do you really need it?
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Ep. 82: Interview with Podcaster and Author, Jeff Brown of Read to Lead Podcast
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Ep. 81: Interview with Martin Barnes-Professional Pitch Coach
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Ep. 80: Interview of Intuitive Life Coach Paul William Davis
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Ep. 79: Interview with Career Coach, Kaisha McCrea
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Ep. 78: Leaving Corporate Finance | Interview With Paige Wilson, Founder of Naborforce
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Ep. 77: Entrepreneurial Coach Keith Allen Johns-Get the Life You Always Wanted
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Ep. 76: Corporate Engineer Turned Entrepreneur- Interview With Tiya Roberson
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Ep. 75: Taking the Leap?- How Solopreneurs go from Zero to Hero
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Ep 74: 3 Secrets to startup success
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Ep 73: Taking Risks Later in Life: 3 things you can do to increase your success
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Ep 72: Later in life transition-Interview with Gayla Scrivener of Scrivener Solutions
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Ep 71: Lack of Motivation? 5 Things You Can Do to Turn it Around
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Ep 70: How to Sell Digital Products on Gumroad-And Why?
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Ep 69: Online Funnel Basics: How to create one for your Website
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Ep 68: The Fear of Success | Does This Really Happen?
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Ep 67: Fear of Failure: 5 Things We Can Do to Reduce Startup Fears
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Ep 66: Overcoming obstacles
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Ep 65: What is my calling?
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Ep 64: How Do You Get 'There' From 'Here'?
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Ep 63: Retirement- Why Start a Business When You're Supposed to Stop?
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Ep 62: Interview with Shannon Greenwood-Founder, Rebelle Community
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Ep 61 How Small Achievements Lead to Big Success
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Ep 60: The If Only Mindset Trap
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Ep 59: Stop Planning and Start Doing- 3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals
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Ep 58: The Tools We Use- My Personal Best Tools I Use in My Business
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Ep 57: The 3 Critical Stories You'll Need for Your Business
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Ep 56: Breaking away from conventional thinking when starting your business
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Ep 55: A Missed Opportunity for a Business? 5 Ways to Bounce Back
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Ep 54: What does success look like for your business
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Ep 53: Starting a full time vs part time business
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Ep 52: You have a great business idea: So now what?
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Ep 51: 8 Ways to Know It’s Time to Give Up on Your Business Idea
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Ep 50: Business Model Basics- 4 Types That Can Work For You
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Ep 49: How to connect the dots when the dots keep moving
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Ep 47: Focus or Failure?
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Ep 46: Branding Expert Mike Kim- Book Launch 'You Are the Brand'
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Ep 45: DIY- Building an Email List
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Ep 44: DIY- 4 Products and Services to Enjoy a Portable Business
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Ep 43: DIY-Getting Started With a WordPress Website
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Ep 42: Who Are You? The Power of a Personality Profile
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Ep 41: Expanding Your Comfort Zone
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Ep 40: How to Start a Podcast Mini-Course
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Ep 39: Your New Message for Maximum Impact
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Ep 38: Your Personal Story: How It Can Improve Sales
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Ep 37: Taking Your First Step as an Entrepreneur- A New Choice
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Ep 36: Copywriting- Building Block #7- Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 35: Personal Branding-Building Block #6- Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 34: Marketing Plan-Building Block #5-Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 33: The Email List-Building Block #4-Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 32: Products and Services-Building Block #3-Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 31: Website-Building Block #2-Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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EP 30: Vision-Building Block #1-Laying a Strong Foundation to Your Business
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Ep 29: 8 Steps To a Strong Business Launch Using Social Media
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Ep 28: The limiting beliefs that will hurt your success!
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Ep 27: Ghostwriting REVEALED - Emily Crookston, Pocket PhD and how she makes the book writing process heavenly.
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Ep. 26: Starting an Online Business From Zero- 7 Core Building Blocks You'll Need to Have
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Ep 25: 4 Benefits of Starting a Business Later in Life
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Ep. 24: Three Critical Steps to Gain Clarity for Your New Small Business
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Ep 23: Taking the Boredom Out of Branding- Interview with Sarah Justice from KindaWonderful
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EP 22: The Master of Getting MORE Out of Life- Interview with Jen Groover
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EP 21: From Good to GREAT!- Interview with Website Marketer, John Welch from Skymouse Studios
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EP 20: Freedom from the J.O.B.-Interview with Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation
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EP 19: Serial Entrepreneur and Author, Sean Castrina
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EP 18: Mindset Miracles-Interview with Transformational Coach/Author/Speaker and Podcast Host, Matt Crump
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EP 17: Speak your way to the top!-Interview with Public Speaking Coach, Donna Riccardo
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EP 16: Startup Strategy Success Plan- Interview with Content Marketing Strategist, Kris Hughes
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EP 15: Video Validation-Interview with International Videographer Wesley Dean
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EP 14: Children's Author and Author Coach, builds Kindness App to make huge impact, an Interview with Wendy Gilhula
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EP 13: Changing the world one Daddy at a time- an Interview with Serial Entrepreneur and creator of Daddy Saturday, Justin Batt
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EP 12: Givers Gain with The Generosity Culture-an Interview with Business Development Consultant, April Shprintz
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EP 11: Does Following Your Dream Seem More Like a Nightmare?
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Ep. 10: Super Brand Publishing Founder- Interview with Juliet Clark
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EP 9: S.E.L.F. Made Fitness Trainer Interview of Markus Copeland
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EP 8: Corporate Banker Turns Into Multi-Book Author-Interview of Christine J. Gilbert
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EP 7: Kari Schwear's Corporate Exit Story | Why She Had to Leave
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EP 6: Finding Your Zone of Genius
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EP 5: Let's Get to Work
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EP 4: Starting a Business From the Inside Out
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EP 3: What is Your Why?
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EP 2: Learn From My Mistakes- 6 Things to Avoid in Your Small Business Launch
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Premier episode-WELCOME!
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