avanti entrepreneur podcasts

The Avanti Entrepreneur | A series of podcasts by David Mammano

Are you a Main Street entrepreneur who doesn't want to use other people's money to grow your business? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work yourself? Are you excited about controlling your own destiny? 

Lessons learned in The Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast can help you grow your business so that it provides a good life for you, your family, and your employees. 

Current Featured Podcasts

David Fairley | Make Your Online Business Easier to Sell

David Fairley is the Founder and President of Website Properties. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce and Major in Marketing, he traveled extensively through parts of Southeast Asia, South Pacific, and Central America. It was during his travels that he made various contacts and connections that would lead him to start his first entrepreneurial venture.

Andrea Baldecchi Feldman | The Key Factors That Accelerate Business Growth

Entrepreneurs are famous for building the airplane after they jump off the cliff. Learn from Andrea about how to start first with good strategic and financial planning before and during the jump!



Past Podcasts

Jennifer Iannolo

Jennifer Iannolo | Fostering Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Renaissance woman and entrepreneur Jennifer Iannolo brings her insights to audiences from Harvard to Kathmandu. As a featured speaker for the U.S. State Department, she travels the globe fostering women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, including a recent tour of Nepal. In 2015 Jennifer launched The Concordia Project™ to bring forth a global conversation of inclusive empowerment, as well as programs to guide young women through their key decision-making moments in life.

Mike OKrent

Mike O'Krent | Discovering Your Client’s Needs

Mike O'Krent, founder of LifeStories Alive, LLC, specializes in making personal history videos for families that value their heritage. They create family heirlooms in video – digitally mastered records of life stories with personal accounts, photos, and mementos of family history. Since the beginnings of LifeStories Alive, the business has expanded its expertise beyond capturing personal histories for families to now include recording the histories of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Ryan Coyne

Ryan Coyne | Understanding and Integrating Technology Solutions

Ryan J. Coyne is a serial tech entrepreneur, mentor, father, and speaker with a passion for helping others use, understand and integrate technology solutions. Ryan is a highly effective communicator that has spent over a decade re-engineering the experience of coming into contact with new technologies and concepts.

Croft Edwards

Croft Edwards | The Genesis Behind Leadership Flow

Croft Edwards is a Master Certified Coach, Social Media Influencer, President of CROFT + Company, and the genesis behind LeadershipFlow, the study of how to help individuals and organizations be at their best. He has been helping leaders and their teams find their Flow since 2001 in a variety of fields: mining, refining, government agencies, sovereign nations, manufacturing, start-ups, small businesses, and healthcare.

Phil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak | Leveraging Technology for Business Growth

Phil Gerbyshak is a LinkedIn trainer and technology expert who teaches salespeople and leaders to leverage technology for business growth. Whether it's using LinkedIn and other social selling tools, choosing the right mix of technology, creating webinars and online universities, publishing a book, maximizing speaking engagements, or knowing why and how to use technology tools, Phil can help you.

Ron Kaminski

Ron Kaminski | Helping Leaders Build High-Performance Teams

Ron Kaminski is a graduate of John Carroll University. He has been a small business owner, entrepreneur and speaker since 2003. As a consultant and facilitator, Ron has worked with organizations including Bank of America, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, Charles Schwab, and the U.S. Army as well as dozens of small businesses. His style and practical solutions have also made him a trusted advisor to many midsize CEO’s who seek better engage and leverage their people.

Daniel Marcos

Daniel Marcos | Bringing Entrepreneurs to The Next Level

Daniel is an international Keynote Speaker and the co-founder and CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, the leading online executive education company for C level executives at fast growing firms. He is also a CEO Coach that is helping a million entrepreneurs grow their companies faster and with less drama.

Nick Sarillo

Nick Sarillo | Instill Purpose and Value in Your Organization

Nick Sarillo is the founder, CEO and “Primary Keeper” of the Purpose and Operational Values of Nick’s Pizza & Pub – the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Nick’s Pizza & Pub has margins nearly twice that of the average pizza restaurant and boasts an 80 percent employee retention rate in an industry in which the average turnover is nearly 150 percent.

Russ Sorrells

Russ Sorrells | Scale and Grow Your Business

Russ Sorrells helps companies grow revenue by teaching the Sales Mastery Program. After college, he worked as an engineer for a Fortune 200 company before crossing over to the dark side and getting into sales. Since that transition, 18 years ago, he has helped multiple companies quadruple their sales by utilizing the principles of the Sales Mastery Program.

Stephen Bienko

Stephen Bienko | The Role of a Good CEO

Stephen is currently the CEO of Fownders which provides business startups with an entrepreneurial ecosystem to take their ideas and business models from seed to scale. Stephen is also the head track and field coach at Newark Academy which is a nationally ranked independent school in Livingston, NJ.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer | The King of Sales

Jeffrey Gitomer is a professional speaker, international sales trainer, and co-host of the radiant Sell or Die podcast. He is also the author of 13 best-selling books, including New York Times bestsellers The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and The Little Gold Book of YES! All of his books have been number one best sellers on Amazon.com.

Alex Wehrley

Alex Wehrley | Empowering Women into Leadership Roles

Alex Wehrley is the host of Business Rockstars, a former Miss Wisconsin, one of Los Angeles Business Journal's "20 in their Twenties," and the founder of #Empowerista, a multimedia movement to celebrate and empower imperfectly perfect women.

Bruce Eckfeldt

Bruce Eckfeldt | Managing Smooth Transitions

Bruce Eckfeldt is a consultant, coach, author, and speaker on organizational development and performance management. Today, Bruce works with startups and high-growth companies to develop business and operational strategy, talent planning, and performance coaching.

Drew Neisser

Drew Neisser | Renegade Marketing

Drew Neisser is founder and CEO of Renegade, the award-winning marketing agency that has been helping CMOs find innovative ways to cut through since 1996. Described by Inc as one of the “sharpest minds” in marketing, Drew is a recognized authority on cutting-edge techniques having won innumerable awards for creativity and campaign effectiveness.

Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini | The Future of Social Media

Gina Bianchini has graced the cover of Fortune and Fast Company Magazines and now shares her experiences of her new start-up, Mighty Networks! Mighty Networks is a rapidly growing SaaS platform for creating your own network effects brands and businesses––replacing a blog or website with a niche social network.

Ryan Ayres

Ryan Ayres | Managing Your Focus and Energy

Ryan Ayres is a business consultant & coach. In the last 20 years he’s had the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from massive organizations like Microsoft, Ford, and Sports Illustrated to hundreds of small businesses. Ryan brings the best of these companies and his c-level caliber experience to his clients.

Thor Conklin

Thor Conklin | The Ultimate Success Map

Thor Conklin is a business owner & consultant as well as a content-driven podcaster. 2016 marks his 16th year as an entrepreneur. The first company Thor created was a global risk management consulting firm that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $12.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide.

Anirudh Narayan​ | Growing Your Startup

Anirudh Narayan is a growth specialist that has helped over 1000 aspiring entrepreneurs and 30 startups in US, Latin America, Africa and Asia with launching their idea, reaching product market fit and scale. His core specialties lie in user acquisition, funnel optimization, growth hacking and business development.

Lolly Daskal

Lolly Daskal | The Leadership Gap

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance.

Rich Litvin

Rich Litvin | Coaching High Performers

Rich Litvin runs a leadership consultancy for world leaders, based in Los Angeles and London. The methodology is deep coaching. His clients include Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, Special Forces operatives and serial entrepreneurs.

Ben Chiriboga

Ben Chiriboga | The Createur Manifesto

After 5 years working for a prominent law firm in litigations and corporate transactions, Ben returned to his roots and true calling of entrepreneurship. In 2015, he founded En Masse Counsel whose primary directive is the support of creative entrepreneurship.

Margaux Viola

Margaux Viola | Informed Strategic Growth

Margaux is a strategic growth coach at Inspirit Growth where she also oversees market expansion across industries, regions, and strategic partnerships. She has helped build global brands and innovative companies over the last decade including BlackRock, Eventbrite, and Impossible Foods.

Mitch Stephen

Mitch Stephen | Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed real estate investor for over 20 years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read "Nothing Down" by Robert Allen. His company, Independence Day, Inc., has bought and sold over 1,300 properties in and about San Antonio, TX since 1996.

Carl Gould

Carl Gould | Getting to the Next Level

Carl Gould is a business growth entrepreneur who advises organizations to get to the next level. He has built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His consulting firm has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses in 35 countries.

Craig Cody

Craig Cody | Simple Principles to Help You Grow

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. Craig has co-authored an Amazon bestseller book, "Secrets of a Tax-Free Life."

Jay Goltz

Jay Goltz | Entrepreneurial Street Smarts

In 1998 he wrote a book named "The Street Smart Entrepreneur,” 133 hard learned lessons, and in 2008 was included in the book "Small Giants," Companies that decided to be great instead of big. That same year he was featured on the front cover of Inc. Magazine and went on to be the lead small business blogger for the New York Times for five years, and starting in 2017, Forbes small business blog.

Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman | An Aerial View of Entrepreneurship

Andrew Sherman has spent 30+ years as a lawyer for business owners and has written 26 books for entrepreneurs. Andrew has appeared as a guest and a commentator on all of the major television networks as well as CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” CNN’s “Day Watch,” CNN’s “For Entrepreneurs Only,” USA Network’s “First Business,” and Bloomberg’s “Small Business Weekly.”

Jim Harshaw Jr

Jim Harshaw Jr | Find Your Success Through Failure

Failure, struggle, and setbacks are not only an inevitable part of life but a necessary step on the path to success. He relates powerful lessons learned from failure and struggle to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures.

Earl Bell

Earl Bell | Define What “Win” Means to You

Earl Bell is an author, consultant, and success coach/trainer for business owners and leaders. His expertise comes from the world of business, where Earl was CFO of a $17 billion Registered Investment Advisory firm and the world of youth sports where he coached 22 baseball and softball teams over 10 years.

Lou Diamond | Communicating Authentically

Lou is a Coach, Consultant, Master Connector, Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Motivator. Lou, who’s been a top producer at every firm he’s ever worked, has led teams at Accenture, Deloitte, Omnicom, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America to achieve record revenues year after year.

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington | Be The Rainmaker

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He is an original member of the cast of ABC’s hit, Emmy Award-winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” Also known as the “Inventor of the Infomercial” and pioneer of the “As Seen On TV” label.

Angela Szafran | Overcome Every Obstacle

Angela Szafran began her career in the financial services industry back in 2003 at M&T Securities and in 2011 joined Alliance Advisory Group as a Financial Specialist. She helps her clients gain clarity and confidence in their financial lives to empower them to achieve financial freedom.

Suzanne Doyle-Ingram | Realize Your Dreams Are Doable

Suzanne Doyle-Ingram is the best-selling author of 7 books and has written or co-written a total of 13 books. She coaches and trains new and experienced authors on how to write and publish a book and to use that book as leverage to increase their visibility, open doors for speaking engagements, grow their brand and business

Javier Montes

Javier Montes | Bridging the Generational Gap and Working with Millennials

As a millennial himself, Javier Montes has spent his entire entrepreneurial journey working almost exclusively with a millennial workforce. He has built a successful event entertainment company in South Florida and now he is sharing how he experienced such success with a team of millennials.

Kandia Johnson

Kandia Johnson | Redefining Success On Your Own Terms

Kandia Johnson is a Communications Strategist with a sweet spot for helping people turn their knowledge into influence, impact and income. She's helped her clients launch global campaigns and events, get booked on TV shows, and featured in print and online publications.

Verne Harnish | Scaling Up Using the Rockefeller Habits

Verne Harnish is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 12,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.

Yvonne Stafford

Yvonne Stafford | Taking Care of Mind, Body, and Spirit in Life and Business

Yvonne Stafford, a consummate entrepreneur, was born in Harlem. She is a holistic health advocate, public speaker, and author of the book: From Fast Foods to Slow Foods: How to Wake up Laughing. She produces the annual Natural Living Film Festival and Community Forum, now in its 5th year at the Maysles Cinema.  

Christine Gritmon | Social Media for Small Businesses

Christine Gritmon is 36 and on her fourth career. After Vassar, she spent nearly a decade in the corporate beauty industry which taught her a lot about marketing and branding. She then went back to study graphic design at Parsons and when her son was born became a freelance graphic designer, local lifestyle journalist, and creator of funny Photoshops for a comedy website. 

Anthony Witt

Anthony Witt | Playing to Your Strengths and Overcoming Your Weaknesses

Anthony Lee Witt is the founder and creator of The Champion Entrepreneur. He has spent his life looking for how he can create and provide value for others and their business. In short, this is exactly what The Champion Entrepreneur is all about.

Mitch Russo | Building a Business with Impact

Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking Software Company in the world before it was sold to Sage PLC in 1998. Then Mitch went on to join long-time friend Chet Holmes as President, later to join forces with Tony Robbins and together created Business Breakthroughs, International with nearly 300 staff and about $25M in sales.

Billee Howard | Why Purpose and Storytelling are Important for your Business

Billee Howard is Founder + Chief Engagement Officer of Brandthropologie, a cutting edge communications collective specializing in identifying the most powerful collision point of culture and commerce for each client to create captivating stories that are consumed, shared and drive meaningful and measurable engagement.

Laura Cheek | How to Build Your Business and be Yourself on Social Media

Laura Cheek is the Founder and Social Brander of Insperience It. Insperience It is a social branding agency specializing in branding and social media management for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Karen Benjamin

Karen Benjamin | Nothing Happens Until a Sale is Made

Karen Benjamin is the co-founder and co-owner of Worldleaders, a sales training and outsourced sales recruiting firm focused on helping small to medium sized B2B technology companies to improve their sales results. Karen leads the outsourced sales recruiting practice.

George Athan | How to Create Business Systems to Achieve Growth

George Athan is one of New York’s top business growth experts who has successfully consulted for companies in 75 different industries and niche markets. He specializes in helping B2B companies create predictable and scalable systems to achieve rapid business growth.

Corey Jahnke | Why Relationships and Stories are the Keys to Success

Corey Jahnke was almost 50 years old, dead broke, in a contract to purchase a piece of land that he couldn't afford, the bank had turned down his loan 3 times, his wife had lost her job, he was renting a home where they were living and had a home for sale that wasn't moving, and he was facing a huge income tax bill. Corey was embarrassed, humiliated, and scared. How could he have let this happen?

Cameron Herold | Share Your Vivid Vision with Your Team

Cameron Herold is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies' exponential growth. Cameron's built a dynamic consultancy - his current clients include a 'Big 4' wireless carrier and a monarchy.

Linda Hollander | How to Use Sponsorships to Grow Your Business

Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorships. She is the author of the book, Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps: Get Funding from Sponsors, Even if You’re Just Starting Out.

Mark BabbittJust Get It Done

Mark Babbitt is the co-author of the Amazon Bestseller, A World Gone Social: How Business Must Adapt to Survive. An in-demand speaker and mentor, Mark has been named as a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker,” and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by Inc.com

Alberto Riehl | Think Twice Before Hiring Family

Alberto Riehl is a serial entrepreneur with an insurance background. He’s a Certified Consultant for Bob Proctor and part of his inner circle.

Zach Obront | Why You Need a Book

Zach Obront is the Co-Founder of Book In A Box, a new type of publishing company focused on allowing busy experts with important messages to share to create their book without the usual barriers.

Don Osmond | Authenticity is King

Marketing professional, speaker, and writer Don Osmond focuses on authentic marketing to help businesses develop sound branding strategies. Widely regarded as a marketing and communications thought leader, he works with clients to develop the genuine narrative of their companies.

Kelly Hatfield | Be Ready To Adapt

Kelly Hatfield is co-founder and CEO of Enginuity Advantage, Advantage Staffing Group, Enginuity Virtual Recruiter, Impact Real Estate Real Estate Group based in Everett, Washington and hosts the Absolute Advantage podcast.

Tara Christopher | How to Be a Healthy Entrepreneur

Tara Christopher has been in the health industry for 30 years. After she received her degree from Hunter College, she launched a successful career at a highly demanding gym on 57th street in NYC. Her strategy was to develop a roadmap for individuals to reach their goals based on their own health needs.

Joel Boggess

Joel Boggess | Don’t Be Afraid to Pull the Plug

As a speaker, podcaster, and author, Joel teaches people how to focus, have confidence, and forge a path. He’s the guy people call when they’re feeling stuck, under-challenged or overwhelmed.

Michael Glauser

Michael Glauser | Automation Leads to Entrepreneurship

Mike Glauser has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor. He is the co-founder and chairman of My New Enterprise, an online training and development company for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson | No Matter What Happens—You Learn So Much

Amy Anderson is the creator of Transformative Writing for Non-Writers, founder of Anderson Content Consulting LLC, and former senior editor of SUCCESS magazine. She’s an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, content strategist and ghostwriter.

Steve Gissin | Why You Need an Operating Agreement

Steve Gissin is a highly strategic user experience consultant who guides senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies in the study and improvement of their products. As a professional facilitator, Steve has provided research solutions for some of the top e-commerce companies.

Jeffrey Hayzlett  | It’s Called Hard Work Because It’s Hard

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It.

Geoffrey Colon  | Practice Getting In Front of People

Geoffrey Colon works at the intersection of marketing, tech, and popular culture. Data punk, DJ, podcaster, and author, Geoffrey is a communications designer at Microsoft, where he markets search advertising products for Bing.

Kyle Reyes  | You Must Be Authentic

Kyle S. Reyes is the President and CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing, a nationwide marketing agency headquartered in Connecticut.

Antonio Soler | Wellness Planning for Entrepreneurs

After doing his one-year General Medicine internship and not knowing what to specialize in, he understood that the Path of Searching was the actual way, the end in itself.

Ari Weinzweig | The More You Give — The More You Get

Ari Weinzweig is CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Zingerman’s produces and sells all sorts of full flavored, traditional foods in its home of Ann Arbor, Michigan to the tune of $60,000,000 a year in annual sales.

Heather Ann Havenwood

Heather Ann Havenwood  | Practice Your Story as a Podcast Guest

Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur and regarded as a top authority on Internet marketing and business strategies. Heather Ann has been named by a few as an “Icon Creator” or the “Wizard Behind the Curtain.”

Kent Lapp | Grit It Out

Kent Lapp is an Entrepreneur, Investor, & Optimistic Realist. After graduating high school in 2002, Kent went straight into the family business that his father had started in 1983, Woodtex. The company currently has manufacturing & sales locations in four states, NY, SC, TX & TN, although they do sell and deliver nationwide.


Rob Dube | Stay on the Same Page

Rob and his partner realized early on that their passion to deliver an extraordinary customer experience would be key to their success. It is this passion that has become the driving force behind imageOne’s success.

Lewis Schiff

Lewis Schiff | What Are You The Best At?

Lewis Schiff is a founder of BEN Global Mentorship, an e-learning platform that helps up-and-coming entrepreneurs build a company everyone knows about. You know those rockstar entrepreneurs you’d give your left arm for 10 minutes of their time? Poweredbyben.com gives you 8 weeks of mentoring with them. And you get to keep your arm.

Bo Burlingham | Size Has Nothing To Do With Greatness

Bo Burlingham has spent 33 years at Inc., as senior editor, then executive editor, then editor-at-large. He now writes about entrepreneurship at Forbes.

Wendy Keller | You Are Not Your Business

Wendy Keller is a marketing strategist for individuals and business owners, especially those who want to become successful authors, well-paid speakers or consultants. Wendy founded her sixth company, Keller Media, Inc., in 1989. Keller Media has helped thousands of people like you to develop a brand identity/platform that turns your knowledge and passion into a profitable business or generous extra revenue stream.

Stephen Woessner | Move Your Business Forward With a Podcast

Stephen Woessner is the CEO of Predictive ROI and the host of the brilliant Onward Nation podcast. He is also the author of two bestselling books, “The Small Business Owners Handbook to Search Engine Optimization” and “Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking.”

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