111: Let the Wizard of Tax, Jax Wheatley Founder of Rainbow Tax & Accounting, Expertly Guide You Through the 2018 Tax Season

111: Let the Wizard of Tax, Jax Wheatley Founder of Rainbow Tax & Accounting, Expertly Guide You Through the 2018 Tax Season

First interviewed on episode 85 of the podcast, friend of the show Jax Wheatley returns to help you navigate the challenges of filing your 2018 taxes. Jax 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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110: Learn What It Takes to Fight for Working People While Fighting for Your Own Rights with Out Transgender Trial Attorney, Marcia Alvey Founder of Alvey Law Group

110: Learn What It Takes to Fight for Working People While Fighting for Your Own Rights with Out Transgender Trial Attorney, Marcia Alvey Founder of Alvey Law Group

For more than 30 years, Marcia Alvey has been fighting powerful insurance companies and government bureaucracies. She has helped thousands of people throughout Oregon with workers’ compensation, social security, and personal injury claims. Marcia has been a small business owner since starting her own law practice back in 1996. She is an active volunteer with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and with Basic Rights Oregon, seeking to protect the rights of LGBTQ Oregonians. Outside of her busy law practice, Marcia is a book collector and a dedicated amateur astronomer.

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109: Overcome the Struggle to Live Authentically with Mark D. Gibson, Best-Selling Author of Served in Silence

109: Overcome the Struggle to Live Authentically with Mark D. Gibson, Best-Selling Author of Served in Silence

Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson currently works in Communications with the U.S. Small Business Administration, helping entrepreneurs like us build and scale our businesses. Mark has also recently made his debut as an author with his best-selling book, Served in Silence, the Struggle to Live Authentically. His book has launched his speaking business which is centered around the, “Authenticity Alignment 360.” On this week’s episode, we discuss Mark’s book, why he wrote it, and how it has led him to build a successful speaking enterprise.

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108: Leverage Entrepreneurship to Expand Economic Opportunities for Transgender & Nonbinary People with Nadia McCullough, Co-Founder of HiR Transcender

108: Leverage Entrepreneurship to Expand Economic Opportunities for Transgender & Nonbinary People with Nadia McCullough, Co-Founder of HiR Transcender

Nadia McCullough is the co-founder of HiR Transcender, a $1M Accelerator program that connects transgender and nonbinary entrepreneurs with investors. The business gives entrepreneurs the mentorship, training, and tools they need to make a great pitch to the investors to get their businesses the funding they deserve to thrive. Nadia and her team see the business as a "Shark Tank" that meets "Ru-Paul's Drag Race." As a trans woman Nadia believes this business is greatly needed to help expand economic opportunities to TNB communities at this crucial time in our movements history.

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107: Embrace your Inner Unicorn with Strother Gaines, Business and Personal Coach

107: Embrace your Inner Unicorn with Strother Gaines, Business and Personal Coach

Strother is a business and personal coach for creative entrepreneurs and those who want to become one. He works with lawyers who just wanna dance, programmers who wish they were potters and undercover Yogi CFO's to integrate their professional life with their authentic creative self. His private practice is called "But I'm a Unicorn, Dammit!” and he is passionately working to help as many people as possible own up to the fact that they're a unique fu*%!@#g snowflake. He is the producing artistic director for DC’s only immersive theatre company - TBD Immersive. He served as the event director for the DC Chapter of Network Under 40 and he recently spoke at the TEDx MidAtlantic Festival on the topic of storytelling.

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106: Begin 2019 with an Evolutionary, Meditational, Inner Journey with Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo, Founders of Being Centered & Authors of Awaken Love

106: Begin 2019 with an Evolutionary, Meditational, Inner Journey with Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo, Founders of Being Centered & Authors of Awaken Love

Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo are married, licensed clinical psychologists running a holistic practice in the big apple. They go one step beyond psychology taking their clients into an evolutionary meditational inner journey through soul-journey coaching in collaboration with a clairvoyant, medium, and energy healer. They are also recent author of Awaken Love, published earlier this year by friend of the show Jenn T. Grace’s company Publish Your Purpose Press. Their book helps readers gain a greater level of intuitive awareness about the soul connection that exists within all relationships.

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105: Celebrate 50 Years of the Advocate Proudly with David Millbern, Emmy Nominated Actor-Producer

105: Celebrate 50 Years of the Advocate Proudly with David Millbern, Emmy Nominated Actor-Producer

David Millbern is an Emmy nominated actor-producer delivering thrillers like, The Nurse, comedies like Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, and sit-coms like From here! starring EMMY-winner Juliet Mills. He has won the prestigious Sabre Award for producing Live from the Daytime Emmy’s Red Carpet and is the producer of the critically acclaimed documentary, A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years narrated by Laverne Cox, which chronicles a half-century of the fight for equality, as well as the publication that covered it all.

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104: In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind with Molly Adele Brown, Singer-Songwriter

104: In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind with Molly Adele Brown, Singer-Songwriter

Molly Adele Brown is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who works actively in her community, devoting time and energy to helping the local homeless community. After becoming an advocate for the Only Human Organization, she was inspired to write a song based on their mission of kindness and social entrepreneurship. The song is entitled, “Only Human,” and like all of her other songs, it underscores her belief that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and feel loved – a message that she says is, “pure and simple.”

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103: Stitch Social Responsibility into the Fabric of Your Business with Michael Kajubi, McBern Tours & Travel Founder

103: Stitch Social Responsibility into the Fabric of Your Business with Michael Kajubi, McBern Tours & Travel Founder

Michael Kajubi is the founder of McBern Tours and Travel, an inclusive tour company providing premium tour services in Uganda and throughout East Africa. He started his business in 2013 with the intention of supporting the McBern Foundation which helps marginalized aging adults and young people who have survived some form of family rejection because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Michael’s business mantra is TRIP – transparency, responsibility, integrity, and professionalism.

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102: Learn Why Diefendorff Is America’s Next Great Watch Company with Founder & CEO, James Reeves

102: Learn Why Diefendorff Is America’s Next Great Watch Company with Founder & CEO, James Reeves

James Reeves is the head watch designer, accountant, supply chain guru, warehouse manager, human resources professional, blog writer, ad copy writer, and chief photographer for Diefendorff. And in his spare time he also takes on other roles for Diefendorff like web site design, database management, public relations, sales, customer fulfillment, customer relationship management, internship program coordinator and leadership development. In other words, he's an entrepreneur at heart at is thrilled that each day - and each hour - is different from the last. He also has an amazing and very old dog.

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101: Learn How Your Book Can Help Your Business with Brad Graber, Award Winning Author

101: Learn How Your Book Can Help Your Business with Brad Graber, Award Winning Author

Brad Graber is the author of the award-winning novel, The Intersect, set in Phoenix in 2010 which follows the lives of strangers as they make powerful life-long connections. His second novel, After the Fall, was released in May 2018 and is the story of a teenager being raised by her grandmother who goes on a journey to find her family. Brad spent 30 years in healthcare and is a former Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Practice Administrator through The Medical Group Management Association. Brad currently lives in Phoenix with his husband Jeff and their 15-year old miniature poodle, Charlie. 

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100: Celebrate the Out Entrepreneur’s 100th Episode by Honoring International Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR2018

100: Celebrate the Out Entrepreneur’s 100th Episode by Honoring International Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR2018

In celebration of the podcast’s 100th episode, we are airing a special panel discussion featuring local transgender, non-binary, and ally community leaders committed to expanding economic opportunities through the PDX Trans Works Project. Airing this panel discussion is timely given that today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance – an annual observance memorializing those who were murdered due to anti-transgender hatred. The day also honors those who are still surviving, thriving, and committed to building a better world affirming of transgender people. If you are an #OutBoss curious as to how you can expand economic opportunities for transgender people, you don’t want to miss the this episode!

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099: Join the #BelongingMovement with Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting and Author of Belonging at Work

099: Join the #BelongingMovement with Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting and Author of Belonging at Work

Learn about Rhodes Perry’s new book, Belonging at Work, as the brilliant Shawn Price, host of the popular podcast Chasing Fifty stars as the show’s guest host. When you tune in, you’ll have the opportunity to join a movement of passionate leaders, change makers, movers, and shakers working together to cultivate workplace cultures where everyone can show up as their authentic selves, where their differences are celebrated as a source of strength, and where their contributions are valued. This episode encourages & empowers you to establish a bold vision of what a healthier workplace could be, and it offers a blueprint for the future of work. Join the #BelongingMovement today!

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098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

During this live podcast recording, hear from some of today’s most inspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs interviewed at the NGLCC’s annual leadership conference in Philadelphia. The conversation explores what it takes to have an out boss mindset, and how to gauge when to come out to business partners, colleagues, clients, etc. (even for those who are implicitly out). We then spend a good amount of time discussing how to leverage our rainbow superpowers gleaned from years of lived experiences to build a thriving business. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your LGBTQ identity offers a competitive edge in the world of business, this live podcast recording is for you!

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097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

Sonia Fay Stolfo identifies as a queer entrepreneur who has made Portland, Oregon her adopted home for the past decade. Equipped with a degree in Economics and several years of nonprofit experience, she hatched the idea to start the Afrikan Clothing Co., a social enterprise based in Kenya. The business is dedicated to producing custom fit women’s clothing while investing profits back into the community through projects that support young women and girls. She is currently working to secure seed funding for her business, and believes in its immense potential to lead the way forward for conscious business practices.

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096: Identify Your Professional Superpowers and Build a Business Around Them with Sheilah Sable, Founder of CallSheilah!

096: Identify Your Professional Superpowers and Build a Business Around Them with Sheilah Sable, Founder of CallSheilah!

Sheilah Sable is the owner and founder of Call Sheilah! Your Personal Concierge, where she oversees the delivery of concierge services, senior move management operations and support for legislative advocacy and education organizations in Albany, NY. Sheilah means business. She started her business after years of advocacy, organizing, and hustling for various non-profits in the Capital District. Her business serves busy professionals and people who need extra support and staffing in their lives and businesses.

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095: Master the Secrets of Your Industry and Inspire Millions Around the Globe with Sharon Love, CEO of SpeakInspire.com

095: Master the Secrets of Your Industry and Inspire Millions Around the Globe with Sharon Love, CEO of SpeakInspire.com

Sharon Love, M.Ed. (Psychology) is CEO of SpeakInspire.com. Known as the "kid who can't even talk" because of painful shyness in high school, Sharon Love, M.Ed. researched psychological secrets of the world's greatest speakers and leaders. By using the secrets she discovered, she went on to raise $6,000,000 with a single presentation. She also inspired millions of people with inspirational speaking and online programs in English, French and Spanish, and helped her clients attract over $14,000,000.

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094: Forge a Path for the Next Generation and Create More Inclusion in Your Industry with Sandy Eichel, Financial Advisor, Writer, and Professional Speaker

094: Forge a Path for the Next Generation and Create More Inclusion in Your Industry with Sandy Eichel, Financial Advisor, Writer, and Professional Speaker

Sandy Eichel is a financial advisor, writer and professional speaker about Authenticity,  Diversity and Inclusion. As an openly gay woman in a very white straight conservative male industry, she has forged a way to be her authentic self and to help create more inclusion in her industry and others across the country. She started a nonprofit initiative in 2016 to help underprivileged kids in Madison called Joyful Futures Through Music.

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093: Eradicate Pay Discrimination in the Workplace and Watch Your Business Grow with Rebecca Channer, Founder & CEO of ProsperCity

093: Eradicate Pay Discrimination in the Workplace and Watch Your Business Grow with Rebecca Channer, Founder & CEO of ProsperCity

Rebecca is the Founder & CEO of PropsperCity, a business born from her imagination in response to growing evidence that pay discrimination and disparity still exit in most workplaces. Having endured adversity, trauma and significant stress during her childhood and young adult years, Rebecca funneled these early learning opportunities into her work as an advocate, activist, teacher, manager, director and eventual social entrepreneur. She believes that resilience is the secret ingredient that increases the surface area of one’s heart.

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092: Sail Into Blue Ocean Territory Where Your Business Can Confidently Stand Out And Thrive with Karley Cunningham, Founder of Big Bold Brand, Inc.

092: Sail Into Blue Ocean Territory Where Your Business Can Confidently Stand Out And Thrive with Karley Cunningham, Founder of Big Bold Brand, Inc.

As the Founder, Big Thinker, and Creative Strategist at Big Bold Brand Inc. and having built three successful businesses, Karley Cunningham knows what it takes to start, build and lead a company that delivers results. She takes businesses from crowded, commoditized, and competitive spaces out into blue ocean territory where they can confidently stand-out and thrive. Companies that want to differentiate themselves retain Karley to sharpen their value proposition so it cuts through the noise. Clients then experience greater ability to attract ideal clients and top talent, raise funds, win strategic partnerships and boost profits.

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