The Million Dollar One-Person Business with Elaine Pofeldt [PODCAST 149]

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The Million Dollar One-Person Business with Elaine Pofeldt [PODCAST 149]


Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m just a little guy in business, how can I really go out and compete against big businesses?” Is there any hope for small business leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed in today’s marketplace?  

Today’s conversation is with Elaine Pofeldt, a freelance writer, editor and ghostwriter who has recently worked with publications including The Economist, Fortune, Money, Inc., CNBC, Crain’s New York Business, Forbes and many others. Entrepreneurship, small business and careers are her specialties. She is also author of the new book “The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business”

In this segment, Elaine shares how business leaders like you can get your message out, take advantage of digital media, focus on your mission, and make an impact in your industry. Don’t buy the lie that it’s too risky to go into business for yourself!

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn in this show:


  • Guest expert Elaine Pofeldt; [1:50]
  • Elaine talks about her background; [5:00]
  • Why Elaine came up with the “Million Dollar One Person Business”  [7:00]
  • The advantage of digital media; [10:00]
  • Dealing with the biggest struggle as an entrepreneur; [13:00]
  • Tips on how to get your message out; [15:00]
  • How important is it to have a mission? [20:30]
  • The most surprising aspect Elaine has learned from her research; [23:00]
  • Elaine’s advice for business leaders just starting out; [27:30]
  • What is the role of risk in the marketplace? [29:00]
  • What is Elaine’s superpower? [33:00]
  • And more…


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