086: Center Your Next Marketing Campaign Around Your Identity with Ellie Anne Dote, Founder + Owner of EllieGirl Creations

086: Center Your Next Marketing Campaign Around Your Identity with Ellie Anne Dote, Founder + Owner of EllieGirl Creations

Ellie Anne Dote is founder and owner of EllieGirl Creations, a marketing firm in Fresno, California that specializes in helping small business owners understand their identity as the basis for their entire marketing campaign. With over 25 years of experience in the graphic design industry and 10 years in the website design industry, Ellie uses her design expertise to create powerful user experiences for her clients and their prospective customers. She works with folks all over the country, and by the end of our conversation today, you can learn how to get in touch with her.

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085: Connect with the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs with Jax Wheatley, Founder + CEO of Rainbow Tax Accounting

085: Connect with the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs with Jax Wheatley, Founder + CEO of Rainbow Tax Accounting

Jax Wheatley is the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs. With over 18 years running their own business, Rainbow Tax & Accounting, Jax loves providing quality, affordable accounting services to individuals, small business, and non-profit organization. When not busy running their own business, Jax dedicates their free time expanding economic opportunities serving as the board treasurer for PABA, Portland’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

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084: Build a Profitable Business that Works for Social Good with Lisa Snyder, Founder + Creator of Tokeativity

084: Build a Profitable Business that Works for Social Good with Lisa Snyder, Founder + Creator of Tokeativity

Lisa Snyder is a Portland-based feminist, the Founder and Co-Creator of Tokeativity, a Cannabis Community for Women, and the owner of Elle*Eye Web Design Consulting. With nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience, she continues to be recognized for her work in Time Out New York, Go Magazine, Oregon Leaf, PUSH Magazine, CannabisTours.com, Stoner Magazine, The Weed Blog, and Splimm.com, among many others.

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083: Learn How to Grow Your Online Community to 25 Million Followers with Christof Wittig, Hornet Networks Founder + CEO

083: Learn How to Grow Your Online Community to 25 Million Followers with Christof Wittig, Hornet Networks Founder + CEO

Christof is the Founder and CEO at Hornet Networks, the world’s premiere gay social network. Founded in 2011 with the mission to provide gay men the opportunity for meaningful connections, Hornet has grown to 25 million total users, creating a community that comes together around shared experience and common interests. Christoff identifies as a serial software entrepreneur & investor, he serves as the President of the LGBT Foundation, and he lives with his partner of 21 years, Juan, in San Francisco.

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082: Learn What It Takes to Startup a Passion Driven Business with Karen D. Orr, Founder + CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC

082: Learn What It Takes to Startup a Passion Driven Business with Karen D. Orr, Founder + CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC

Karen D. Orr is the Founder and CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC. Her company makes iMyK9- a portable, cellular "baby monitor" in cars for dogs. Tragically, thousands of dogs die every year in America from heat stroke due to being unattended in a vehicle, and the iMyK9-monitor works to reduce this sad reality. When Karen isn’t working on her business, she parents two human kids, a dog, two cats and a horse.

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081: Travel Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs and Rediscover Your Younger Self with Alyssa Emerson, Founder of Come Along

081: Travel Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs and Rediscover Your Younger Self with Alyssa Emerson, Founder of Come Along

Alyssa Emerson is the Founder of Come Along, a travel agency for people ready to move beyond their comfort zones, and experience the things in life they’ve always wanted (but maybe were too scared to do alone). Alyssa believes the world would be a much better - and happier - place if more people travelled, experienced different cultures, and reconnected with their younger selves. Her company helps her actualize this belief every day. 

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080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation coach who helps creators protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work. Her clients include comics creators, game designers, authors, illustrators, and musicians. Basically, if you make stuff, you’re Katie’s kind of client. Her loves include teaching people how to negotiate, reading contracts with a red pen, bow ties, and Star Trek. 

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079: Don’t Compete, Be Unique with Norma Jean Maloney, Founder of Red Rider Studios

079: Don’t Compete, Be Unique with Norma Jean Maloney, Founder of Red Rider Studios

Norma Jeanne Maloney is the founder of Red Rider Studios, where she hones her skills as a sign painter and muralist. With three decades of painting experience, she works closely with clients from small brick and mortar stores to tech titans like FaceBook. Norma Jean started her business when it seemed like everyone else had quit. Hand painted everything is what allows her business to offer a unique service for her clients. Today she has one of the most successful sign painting studios in the country, where she leads an industry now in a renaissance.

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Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

On Thursday, June 28 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET, join Rhodes Perry - host and creator of The Out Entrepreneur - and learn from some of the 1.4 million #OutBosses crushing it in business all while bringing their whole selves to work. During the live webinar, participants will gain concrete strategies from some of the ~100 #OutBosses interviewed on the podcast who shared what their LGBTQ superpowers are, and how they leveraged them in their businesses. The conversation will explore what it takes to be more authentic in your work, no matter if you are an employee or entrepreneur. By learning from LGBTQ entrepreneurs, you’ll move into your own rainbow superpowers, and gain a competitive edge. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your work could benefit from leveraging your LGBTQ superpowers, then this live webinar is for you!

Register here.

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078: Know You Are Good Enough Now with Jess Pettitt, Founder + CEO of Good Enough Now

078: Know You Are Good Enough Now with Jess Pettitt, Founder + CEO of Good Enough Now

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training's in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

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077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

Bernadette Smith is the Founder and President of the Equality Institute, and an award-winning author of three books. She’s a long-time friend of the show, and kicked off the very first episode of The Out Entrepreneur. On today’s show, you have the opportunity to learn from a seasoned entrepreneur who shares some of the challenges and blessings of being your own boss. If you’ve ever thought about taking the entrepreneurial leap, start here, start out, and stay true to being your authentic self 100% of the time!

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076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver, a business providing website, social media, and digital advertising solutions to global clients including Honda, Salesforce.com, and the American Heart Association. Thomas has been credited as one of the “most innovative people in Washington, DC” and a top “minority business leader” by the Washington Business Journal. His company’s collaborative culture and cutting-edge strategies have been featured in media appearances on CBS, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and now, The Out Entrepreneur.

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075: End Hatred, Bullying, and Intolerance Through Art with Ben Workman, Creative Entrepreneur & Gallery Owner

075: End Hatred, Bullying, and Intolerance Through Art with Ben Workman, Creative Entrepreneur & Gallery Owner

Ben Workman, is a creative entrepreneur, artist, and gallery owner who has been dubbed the Jackson Pollock of the 21st Century. He believes it is a person’s traumas that define the individual, and he releases his joys and pain into his artwork, thus becoming the storyteller of the creation. Ben’s art is a beacon for ending hate, bullying and intolerance in the world. Ben has received national and international recognition, and while exhibiting his work abroad in Dubai, he secured a documentary film deal for “The Jumper Maybach Story.”

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074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

Dara Barlin is really passionate about transforming toxic culture and creating spaces where people can feel awesome at work, so that they can do really great stuff in the world. She recently started DARE Consulting to help organizations rethink how they treat their employees, and figure out how to make trust a center-piece of their workplace environment. Dara's written a book and several articles on organizational change and organized dozens of campaigns for social progress including A Big Project, which brought people together from 97 countries to identify a common blueprint for global change. 

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073: Stop “Getting Ready to Get Ready,” and Take the Entrepreneurial Leap with Kronda Adair, Founder & CEO of Karvel Digital

073: Stop “Getting Ready to Get Ready,” and Take the Entrepreneurial Leap with Kronda Adair, Founder & CEO of Karvel Digital

Kronda Adair is the Founder and CEO of Karvel Digital, and recently celebrated her 5th year in business! She has launched Working Websites, her organization’s flagship 6-week online course to teach the basics of online marketing to non-technical business owners. When Kronda’s not working, she can be found enjoying time at home with her wife and two cats, reading dead-tree books, riding one of her five bicycles, or enjoying the postcard vistas of the state of Oregon.

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072: Step Into the Power of Your Deepest and Wisest Self with Catharine Clarenbach, Creator of The Way of the River

072: Step Into the Power of Your Deepest and Wisest Self with Catharine Clarenbach, Creator of The Way of the River

Reverend Catharine Clarenbach, founder and creator of the Way of the River, helps people more fully connect to their own deepest, wisest selves. Her business offers spiritual accompaniment, coaching, preaching, and courses available through her website, Facebook community, and newsletter, Journey Through Wisdom. It was a pleasure learning more about Catharine’s approach to business, life, and her spiritual traditions during this intriguing interview.

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071: Learn How a Nontraditional Career Path Can Lead to a Successful Consulting Business with Lyndon Cudlitz, Founder of Lyndon Cudlitz Consulting

071: Learn How a Nontraditional Career Path Can Lead to a Successful Consulting Business with Lyndon Cudlitz, Founder of Lyndon Cudlitz Consulting

With over 17 years in LGBTQ services and social justice education, Lyndon provides training and technical assistance for healthcare providers, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations, as well as workshops designed for queer and trans communities. Lyndon's background also includes 10 year as a firefighter/EMT, running a small art and t-shirt business, and founding and directing a number of youth leaderships camps. Lyndon serves on the Board of Directors for CRUX, the country's largest LGBTQ rock climbing organization, and can often be found scaling rock faces around the country.

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070: Live Your Truth with Jaiden Love, Founder of Held and Heard

070: Live Your Truth with Jaiden Love, Founder of Held and Heard

Jaiden Love is an author, a soul alignment coach, and the Founder of Held and Heard, a professional cuddling business. In 2017, Jaiden published his first book detailing his first year living as a transgender man. He is passionate about the well-being of humanity, and he believes everyone is unique and has a purpose on this planet. Jaiden is committed to inspiring anyone he comes in contact with to take steps towards living their truth. In alignment with his purpose, Jaiden has now opened up himself, his business, and his life to educate those he encounters.

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069: Leverage the Law to Create Progressive Change with the Legendary Lake Perriguey, Founder of Law Works, LLC

069: Leverage the Law to Create Progressive Change with the Legendary Lake Perriguey, Founder of Law Works, LLC

Lake Perriguey owns Law Works LLC, a full service law firm in downtown Portland, which handles many types of legal matters, including civil rights litigation. Lake is probably best known in the Beaver State for bringing the federal lawsuit that established marriage equality for same-sex couples in 2013. Last year, he handled the first successful action for non-binary legal recognition in the United States by pushing the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to acknowledge a third gender marker on all licenses and IDs in the state. Lake’s been in business as an independent solo lawyer with no staff for the past 10 years.

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068: Take the Sexual Empowerment Journey and Change Your Whole Life with Amy Jo Goddard, Author, Speaker, and Sexual Health Empowerment Coach

068: Take the Sexual Empowerment Journey and Change Your Whole Life with Amy Jo Goddard, Author, Speaker, and Sexual Health Empowerment Coach

Hailing from a Military Dad and a Recovering-Catholic-Proudly-Sandra-Dee-Mom, Amy Jo Goddard had no other choice but to become a sex educator just to sail the shaky waters of human experience and help her family survive. Actually they don’t really take sex advice from her. But thousands of others have—Amy Jo is author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and co-author of the best-selling classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and has been teaching and speaking about feminism and sexuality for over two decades.

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