Establishing Your Empire

Daran Herrman

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A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire.

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Wen Zhang's amazing story begins as she dreams of venturing into the world while growing up in an isolated mountain town in rural China. Wen completely transformed her life by teaching herself English using just a cassette machine. Despite countless challenges, she pushed forward to become the only person who ever left her hometown, and achieved her dream of seeing the world. You can’t help but become motivated listening to her story and Wen wants to empower and enable others to achieve their dreams as well. This is why she founded INNW Institute, with a mission to empower entrepreneurs and startup founders to connect with investors and customers. In this episode we cover how to nail your pitch to get funding, common mistakes founders make and how to avoid them, starting your day with meditation and how to create and achieve goals to make your dreams come true.INNW Institute: https://www.ifnotnowwen.com If Not Now, When Podcast: https://anchor.fm/wen-zhang

Nov 23

1 hr 21 min

Neil Dumra is a coach, author, CaCao expert and entrepreneur. This is a little different episode as it’s more focused on health and natural healing.  We begin talking about ceremonial cacao and the benefits of starting your day with this powerful drink. We then dive into Neil’s journey into starting multiple companies, meditation and silent retreats, and long term remedies for physical and mental health. 3rd Eye Meditation Lounge: https://3rdeyemeditationlounge.com/ 3rd Eye Tonic: https://www.3rdeyetonic.com/ Rooted Integration Project: https://www.rootedintegrationproject.com/

Oct 1

57 min 40 sec

Daniel Barrett is a producer, musician, author and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Rubicon Artist Development which is an innovative music studio and development program that works with artists such as Ruthie Foster, who is a singer-songwriter that has earned three Grammy Award nominations. In addition to producing and mentoring artists, Daniel is the founder of the award-winning and internationally touring band Porterdavis. A few years ago his career took a major right turn when remodeling his house turned into a disaster and Daniel decided to do something about it. That something became a flooring installation and design business.https://danielbarrettmusic.com The Remembering Process: https://amzn.to/3ioUxlG Rubicon Artist Development: https://rubiconartistdevelopment.com Barrett Flooring + Design: https://barrettflooring.com

Aug 5

1 hr 22 min

Greg Davis is an award winning filmmaker and a photographer that is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. He has worked his way from local festivals to international exhibitions and his fine art prints continue to be sought after and hang in private and institutional collections worldwide.We talk about how Greg made a significant life change from a decade long career in technology to one of self assessment and exploration and traveled around the world, camera in hand. We cover how to make the move from the corporate world to following your passion to becoming a successful artist that has sold 7-figures worth of fine art prints.Greg’s award winning work has been exhibited at prestigious galleries around the country and he has also been published in print internationally in the U.S., Great Britain, Papua New Guinea and Mexico.Greg Davis Photography: https://gregdavisphotography.comGusto Event Space: https://gregdavisphotography.com/gusto-studiosCloth Paper Dreams Film: http://clothpaperdreams.com

Jun 30

1 hr 2 min

Ahad Ghadimi has led the turnaround and transition of multiple companies. In several instances, he knew little of the industry or the product before ever taking over.  He rocketed his career when he created a swimwear line that, faster than any other company in history, went from conception to a feature in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. The question he is always asked:  how do you do it?  So, Ahad decided to capture it all in a book titled ‘Turnaround Artists’ that has been endorsed by over 100 Global CEOs.

Mar 10

1 hr 11 min

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire I host Adam Johnson and LJ Luciano. Adam Johnson is one of the winningest players in pro beach volleyball history. He has won over $1.6 million dollars in prize money with 44 event titles. Johnson and Karch Kiraly just missed qualifying for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games when Kiraly suffered an injury in the final qualifying event. He won the King of the Beach in 1994, he was a member of the U. S. National Team, a three-time All-American at USC and is in the Hall of Fame. Also joining us is LJ Luciano who co-created the self-proclaimed ‘Coolest Group in the Sand’ The Sand Wannabes.  The group has over 10,000 members and provides a medium for players of all levels to find where to play, meet other players and chat about volleyball. 

Feb 24

1 hr 22 min

Nelson Tressler's early life was filled with trauma, struggle, and court trials. But although his childhood was something that many of us couldn’t fathom going through, he was able to turn his life around in a positive way. He set goals, kept a positive mindset, and stayed accountable to his actions and has developed the IGotSmarter App and wrote a book, The Unlucky Sperm Club, to help others do the same. We discuss how you are not a victim of your circumstances but a product of your choices. We talk about how to start a business or write a book and how to simply design a better life. 

Feb 3

42 min 24 sec

Maia Donohue is the author of the book, The Startup Mentor, and over the last decade with the organization, 3 Day Startup, Maia has been working with early stage founders and brilliant mentors around the world. He realized that getting the most out of mentorship isn't something that comes naturally, it's a skill that must be practiced and fine-tuned.A great mentor can make the difference in getting your company launched. They can help you learn from their mistakes, raise money, hire the right people, and so much more. But as a founder, it is up to you to make it happen. This episode will show you how.

Jan 20

42 min 38 sec

"We can embrace the pain of hitting the gym for 30 minutes a day to avoid the suffering of aches and pains of a sedentary lifestyle. We can embrace the pain of the fit. Our kids are sure to throw by taking away their mobile devices at the dinner table to avoid the suffering of years of lost, meaningful connection and conversation that we'll never get back.We can embrace the pain of a difficult conversation with our spouse. To avoid the suffering of a Loveless marriage that might end up in divorce or ultimately being stuck in a marriage when divorce is really what we want. We can also, as business owners, fire our top salesperson, who's the greatest top line contributor in our business to avoid the suffering of stagnant growth and losing all of our other top talent, because they're the biggest cancer in our culture. You see the reality of it is it's like this applies to everything in our life. But we are so conditioned to avoid those moments of pain, to avoid those moments of discomfort. And I believe that we all must choose our pain or our suffering will choose us."

Jan 6

1 hr 6 min

Shawn Walchef is the owner of Cali BBQ which is a company that not only sells memorable slow-smoked BBQ but also specializes in media and marketing. He is the host of the podcast, Digital Hospitality, which features in-depth conversations about what successes and failures propelled their guests to where they are today. Shawn and I talked about how to market in today’s world, the future of restaurants, ghost kitchens, how to create a memorable online experience and so much more.  

Dec 2020

58 min 50 sec

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire I host Amanda Horvath. Amanda and I sat down to discuss how to take the pain out of creating videos, how to build your online brand and create a steady stream of in-bound prospects. Amanda is a content creator that is all about growing your business through the power of video. She has years of experience doing videos for other businesses and top content creators and now uses her expertise to help others overcome hurdles and get faster results. If you’re someone who has always just wanted to get more in front of the camera this is the episode for you.

Dec 2020

53 min 48 sec

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire I host Joah Spearman. Joah is the CEO and Founder of Localeur who has helped more than 5 million people experience traveling like a local from insiders who share authentic recommendations on their favorite local places to eat, drink and play. Joah started Localeur in 2013 by asking a dozen friends in Austin to recommend their favorite local spots before the South by Southwest Festival. Joah’s path has been anything but straight. His career started by working for the Texas Longhorns while in college, then a speechwriter in D.C. His first business was a social media consulting company helping to turn Austin’s Rainey Street into a nightlife district. After that, he opened a sneaker boutique in Downtown Austin, underneath the mayor’s office at City Hall. Then he convinced the founders of SXSW to let him create and run the first-ever fashion part of the festival. Somehow, the combination of all these experiences gave Joah a unique perspective on what a traveler really wants when they visit a new city: authentic recs from locals. Now, some 180 cities later, it seems to all make sense.

Nov 2020

59 min 11 sec

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire I host Sachit Gupta. For the past 10 years Sachit has been the person behind the scenes working with creators like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin & Andrew Warner. Now he is out front and center with his podcast the Conscious Creators Show which in the first 30 days ranked #1 in entrepreneurship, #2 in business and #25 in all podcasts. Sachit is one of geniuses behind some of the biggest names that includes #1 podcasters, #1 NYT Bestselling authors, international sports stars, musicians and media companies. We chat about how to turn free work into paying clients, the transition to creating his own podcast, how he created a TEDx at Carnegie Mellon without even a website and so much more.Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | Pandora

Nov 2020

47 min 17 sec

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire we host Hrish Lotlikar.  Hrish has a background in tech, entertainment, venture capital & investment banking. He currently is co-founder of SuperWorld which is a virtual augmented reality world on the blockchain where users can buy, sell, collect & curate real estate.  He is also Co-Founder of the Hollywood, TV, VR, & gaming production studio called The Rogue Initiative. We start off the conversation with how Hrish left New York and moved to Ukraine to start a seed stage venture capital fund called Eastlabs.  This episode covers everything from entrepreneurship to gaming to VR to even fun places to travel to in Eastern Europe.

Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

Elizabeth Pampalone is an International Speaker, Successful Entrepreneur, and Expert Marketer with over 20 years of experience. Her innovative approach helps overwhelmed business owners and burnt out nonprofit directors to achieve success and freedom through the power of Absolute Marketing™.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Oct 2020

51 min 30 sec

Lauren LoGiudice creates comedy through deeply flawed and painfully idiosyncratic characters. She has embodied some of the world’s most mysterious cultural icons and her work has been featured by The New York Times, the BBC and many others. In this episode we chat about how to make it as a comedian, how to market yourself online and how she wrote her new book: Inside Melania: What I Learned About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her. Probably my favorite review is by Ritch Shydner: “...Lauren masterfully used Satire, parody and irony to process the Slovenian Ice Queen” Listeners of this podcast can get the first 3 chapters of her audiobook free by visiting www.laurenlogi.com/empire

Oct 2020

46 min 40 sec

Although there are many SEO tips and tricks in this episode, the real value is for people who own or manage a local business. John Vuong's experience of working with more than 5,000 local business owners inspired him to start his own company, Local SEO Search, in 2013. John's expertise is on small and family-owned companies and we talk about the blood, sweat, and tears it takes for these businesses to succeed. 

Sep 2020

57 min 59 sec

Gregg Cohen is Co-Founder at JWB Real Estate Capital and as a company they have managed over 3,500 rental properties for 1,200 clients which has generated $26+ Million in positive cash flow. This year (2020) has been a roller coaster ride and we talk about the real estate market now and in the near future. Should you invest? Is now a good time or wait? Is a housing bubble on the horizon? 0% Interest Rates.. What does it all mean?

Aug 2020

1 hr 10 min

Dr. Joe Vitale is a teacher and author known for his appearance in the hit movie THE SECRET. He has written 80 books that include the bestsellers, The Attractor Factor and Zero Limits, which dives into the Hawaiian practice for wealth, health and peace. He is best known for his ideas on the laws of attraction, & abundance mentality. He is also a singer songwriter with 15 albums out and that's how I met him several years ago to produce a music video documentaryWelcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.Follow Dr. Joe Vitale:YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Aug 2020

1 hr 19 min

Nathan Ruff started his first business at the age of 12. Since then he has started five other businesses, all with two common goals: providing exceptional value and working with exceptional people.  Nathan is now the CEO of Rabbit, which is a network of small kiosks where you can rent power bricks to keep your phone battery alive. Rabbit is located at bars, restaurants, hotels, venues, and pretty much everywhere people wait or hangout.Find a Rabbit: https://findarabbit.com Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Aug 2020

1 hr 14 min

Pablo Gonzalez has made the ultimate cheat sheet for networking. A simple yet powerful content creation strategy that allows you to nurture existing relationships, attract new clients, and create a community around your business... without taking up too much time. Pablo is obsessed with human connection. He’s used this expertise on the subject to manage a $15M construction business, build various young professional groups for charities, and be named a Latino Leader of the Future by Latino Leaders Magazine and a Top 20 Under 40 for Brickell Magazine. He’s now a professional speaker and the founder and Chief Executive Connector at Connect With Pablo, a content marketing and community creation agency, proving that community creation is the future of business development. Watch all episodes on the Establishing Your Empire website: https://establishingyourempire.com Connect with Pablo: https://connectwithpablo.com Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/EYE-ApplePodcasts Spotify: https://bit.ly/EYE-Spotify Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jul 2020

1 hr 10 min

"There's a story you tell yourself.​ But the real story is the one your self tells you." Benjamin Voiles wants to help others bring color into their world - and find the path that serves them. Ben worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years where logic and a concrete perspective commanded his life. But Ben was struggling and wasn't happy with his job, the romances in my life, or my health. Driven to avoid the things he feared and never for the things he wanted. Ben found a way to a new life where everything became available. His health improved, romance reached levels he'd never imagined, and he set off on a new career path. ​ Watch all episodes on the Establishing Your Empire website: https://establishingyourempire.comThe Internal Work: https://www.theinternalwork.com/benjamin Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jul 2020

1 hr 4 min

Over the last half decade, and 1000+ paying clients later, Jeff J Hunter has tested and perfected proven branding strategies, processes, and systems.   We take a deep dive on how to build and effectively use virtual teams as well as why they are important.  The episode starts out with Jeff's "A.D.D. principle". You're either automating it, you're delegating it, or you're just flat out deleting it. Watch all episodes on the Establishing Your Empire website.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jul 2020

1 hr 19 min

Andi Scull is an Asian-American art director & producer specializing in innovative project branding, creative program development, taste-maker communications, and non-traditional event production for production, marketing, and events. She is the founder & Creative Producer/Brand manager of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery and HOPE Events - the non-profit producing the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign and the Austin-based HOPE Farmers Market. She is also a partner in Native Hostel and provides consulting and design work through her company, Scullpower Creative. Andi’s interesting and powerful story continues to bring HOPE to our great city.HOPE Outdoor GalleryWatch all episodes at Establishing Your Empire

Jun 2020

1 hr 20 min

Nathan Heath is the Co-Founder of Cultivate and a master farmer with a lifetime of experience who has supplied the best chefs in Central Texas with gourmet produce. With his brother Luke, they are united behind a common love of people, farming and technology to realize their vision of growing fresh, sustainable food in yards across Texas. All episodes: https://EstablishingYourEmpire.com Cultivate: https://www.cultivatetex.com Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jun 2020

50 min 34 sec

Brian Hill is the founder of Premier Party Cruises which specializes in turnkey experiences where you simply just have to show up and enjoy a day on the lake. The company is famous for their 'ATX Disco Cruise' which is exclusively for bachelorette & bachelor parties. This is a special edition episode where we went on location to see the fleet and talk about how COVID-19 has hit the tourism and entertainment business extremely hard and what Brian and his company are going to do to weather the storm.All Episodes: https://establishingyourempire.com/ Premier Party Cruises: https://www.premierpartycruises.com/Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

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Jun 2020

31 min 11 sec

Mayank Kejriwal is a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence with a focus on developing high-impact AI technology for addressing important social challenges, such as human trafficking and disaster response. His work has been funded by DARPA and IARPA. Lately, Mayank has been working on building a knowledge graph out of the tens of thousands of papers written about COVID-19 as well as hooking directly into what people are saying via social media to better understand the social and economic effects of this very unique time.All episodes: https://establishingyourempire.com Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/EYE-ApplePodcasts Spotify: https://bit.ly/EYE-Spotify Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

May 2020

1 hr 12 min

Moby Hayat is a very talented content creator that has created the Online-First Summit which is a virtual conference with 70+ speakers that will cover everything from how to create an online business or how to move your current company online to acquiring customers as well as adapting and expanding to an online-first model.  I’m very proud and honored to be speaking on the first day, May 11th.  This episode is great for anyone that wants to get in front of the camera and create more content or wants to expand and build new revenue streams.Commerce Going Digital: Best Practices for E-Commerce https://onlinefirst.heysummit.com/talks/e-commerce/ Online-First Summit: https://bit.ly/online1stsummit Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

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May 2020

53 min 21 sec

Rigel Thurston is a professional musician and founder of 100 Days of Songwriting which helps songwriters get into the habit of writing daily. We met over Zoom to chat about how Rigel turned his idea of keeping himself accountable into developing a motivational and inspirational community into a business. We also cover in detail how to create professional virtual concerts and how they become more than just Rigel playing music.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Apr 2020

1 hr 12 min

On this episode of Establishing Your Empire I host Andrew O'Brien. Andrew has overcome a life filled with traumatic events including prostitution, war, suicide and murder. But has found many ways to make an impact on others and take care of his growing family. After coming home from Iraq he traveled all around the world to speak in front of crowds to talk about his own military and suicide experiences.  Andrew also had a 7-figure PR company with a client list that included Russell Brunson of ClickFunnels.  He now works for the startup, Ruckify, which is a marketplace where you can rent anything from anyone here in Austin, Texas.  And is using his PR skills to get Ruckify featured all over the news and to connect others in this very tough and interesting time.  Watch the entire episode here: https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟

Apr 2020

46 min 15 sec

Matt Winters is the CEO of Austin Visuals 3D Animation Studio and Founder MyNetworkBuilder.  In this episode we talk about how Matt started his career by convincing NASA to take a chance on an artist rather than the usual engineer, about how to create a community both offline and online, and his journey from working in the corporate world to becoming a freelancer and then building a rapidly growing company.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

Gayle Reaume founded Moolah U after noticing that children are often not equipped to manage their money. In reaction to COVID-19 she launched their first online kid business camp last week with kids from all over the country.  They're delivering two programs this week in multiple time zones and are working with leaders in Singapore and Australia to expand the program. Gayle was also the 2019 Mentor of the Year by Austin under 40. This episode is a must for parents who want to confidently offer their kids financial autonomy.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Mar 2020

1 hr 3 min

Jason Jepson and Bart Rollert were on the show to promote their Deep Media Day event that was supposed to be held on Saint Patrick’s Day during SXSW but was unfortunately canceled due to the Coronavirus. We chat about emerging technologies like AI in visual media applications, deep learning, interactive advertising, and much more.

Mar 2020

1 hr 16 min

On this special Friday edition of the Establishing your Empire I host Paul O’Brien.  Paul is the CEO of MediaTech Ventures, a startup advisor, author and a father of three. We discuss the impact of the cancelation of SXSW and how Funded House is not only handling the blowback but pushing forward with sessions and panels both in person and online.  Check them out in-person and online this Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  We dive deep into the differences between startups, companies and businesses. You can also hear Paul’s take on how to get involved in the startup community, tips to get funded, advice on how to turn your idea into a startup and how to establish your empire.

Mar 2020

1 hr 3 min

Kristen Carson is the CEO of Inn Cahoots and we talk about how Kristen juggles her 8-month old baby with a booming business, how they raised funding, the future of travel and hotel experiences and how the cancelation of SXSW immediately removed around 10% of their annual revenue.  Inn Cahoots is a four-story boutique hotel and event venue on East 6th Street here in Austin, Texas that features five condo-style suites, with more than 8,000 sq. ft. of convertible indoor slash outdoor gathering space.Watch the entire episode video here: https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟

Mar 2020

39 min 47 sec

Jonathan Pylant is the regional president for Camp Gladiator and when he started there were only a handful of trainers and workouts and now they have over 4000 Locations in 350 cities with more than 1000 Trainers and 300,000 customers. Jonathan has a very interesting journey where he traded in his corporate suit for an outfit with a little more mesh. We talk about how CG has grown, how they deal with competition, Jonathan’s leadership style, tips for working in the same company as your spouse and much more in this episode.

Mar 2020

1 hr 2 min

Elliott Weeks created the company Old Enfield Supply Co., which creates and sells travel bags, distressed totes and other gear. On this episode we take a deep dive in how Elliott got started from just an idea to creating prototypes to the whole manufacturing process. https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPew Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829 Old Enfield Supply Co. www.oldenfieldsupply.com Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Feb 2020

57 min 36 sec

Nathan Ryan has a long list of experience and involvement from being a designer for Disney to former CEO of a global marketing agency (Toi) and now CEO of Blue Sky Partners. Nathan is also an advisor to the Emmy-nominated culinary magazine Life and Thyme and Co-Founder of the non-profit GoodPolitics. Our wide ranging conversation starts out in the area marketing and business consulting and goes all the way to Austin’s current homelessness situation and everyone’s favorite topic, politics.Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s. https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPew Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829 Blue Sky Partners: https://blueskypartners.co Good Politics: https://www.ourgoodpolitics.org 

Feb 2020

1 hr 19 min

Cara McCarty is the Co-Founder & CPO of startup called Code Pilot that was just acquired by Angel List.  Cara has a wide range of experiences in the Human Capital area of companies and loves the people side of business. Our conversation dives into how Code Pilot went from idea, to launch to exit in only 24months and how Cara will continue to build her empire.  Watch the entire episode here: https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829 

Feb 2020

49 min 36 sec

Can Yoga be Non-Spiritual? What about yoga programs only for men? Dean Pohlman is the CEO and founder of Man Flow Yoga as well as a bestselling author of the book 'Body Fitness for Men'. There is a heavy dose of knowledge for anyone that wants to learn more about yoga (especially men) but where I personally got the most value was how he setup and runs his very successful membership programs. Watch the entire episode here: https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829

Feb 2020

1 hr 12 min

Sam Lillie solo hiked over 2,600 miles all the way from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. We talk about the trials and tribulations of that hike & how he started & currently runs his company Vinder, a marketplace where you can buy, sell and trade, local produce.Vinder: https://www.vinder.comSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 28 min

When A.J. Bingham is not advising clients on governmental & public affairs, he is very active in the nonprofit community. We talk about how he went from employee to entrepreneur, how you can get involved in giving back to your community & how he continues to build his empire.The Bingham Group: www.binghamgp.comSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jan 2020

1 hr 2 min

Christine Chen is an award-winning filmmaker, a business owner and a recent author. We sat down to figure out how she turned her passion into a career, how she bootstrapped and begged, borrowed and stole to be able to create a full length feature movie and how she continues to build her empire. More episodes & full transcript at https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829Welcome to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire. My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I’m best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from $15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier. And I’m sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire’s.

Jan 2020

54 min 18 sec

Kinda crazy but we recorded this episode before I even had a name for my own podcast. 😲 The reason is that I believe you can hack the learning process by simply learning from the best and Javier Mercedes has done hundreds of podcasts. Javier is the host of Passion in Progress show and in only about a year he went from 0 to 10,000+ YouTube subscribers. We sat down and went through the steps of what it takes to create a successful show. Take a look at https://establishingyourempire.com 🔥🚀🤟Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34arvxjDPJWZRtlpSJZ3x6?si=7_o2z3TtSUawpqHRZBbPewApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/establishing-your-empire/id1491945829

Jan 2020

1 hr 23 min

Jess Martin founded Stronghorn Fitness in 2013 and ever since has made major waves in the Central Texas fitness industry. We take a deep dive on how he jumped into a business with very little funding or business plan and yet through hard work and persistence built an award winning company and designed a life defined by happiness.For episode notes, full show video and more information, including a transcript, visit our website: https://establishingyourempire.comStronghorn Fitness: https://stronghornfitness.com

Dec 2019

48 min 25 sec

Bri Bagwell kicks off the Establishing Your Empire podcast talking about her songwriting and professional musician career as well as the passing of Kylie Rae Harris.  This interview will strike a chord with her friends, peers, and mentors as Bri sheds light on the constant struggle that every touring musician battles: the rollercoaster of how live show attendance, record sales, and ticket counts are the benchmark of how performers are judged in this business, and the toll the size of the audience can take on their heart each night... all the while running her own organization.For episode notes, full show video and more information, including a transcript, visit our website: https://establishingyourempire.comLearn more about Bri Bagwell at www.bribagwell.com

Dec 2019

56 min 11 sec