Episode 216: Deciding to Start Your Own Business with Patrick Rauland

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Show Summary

Choosing to leave your traditional job and start your own business is not an easy decision, but Patrick Rauland shares his experience on his journey into entrepreneurship and lays out the steps to set you up for success.  Before you fall down the rabbit hole of potential consequences, he poses – you can either think about the consequences of a decision or think about who you want to be. Something to ponder as you listen to episode 216 of the Profit First Podcast!

Our Guest

Patrick is an eCommerce Educator. He creates easy to learn courses for LinkedIn Learning / Lynda.com. He’s written books about eCommerce, he organizes conferences about eCommerce, and he’s the co-founder of Lift Off Summit – an online event designed to help new store owners get their store off the ground. When he’s not working Patrick goes running & collects toy soldiers.

Guest Links

Website: https://speakinginbytes.com/

Website: Lift Off Summit (Marketing for eCommerce businesses): https://www.liftoffsummit.com/

Corporate Partners

Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost-effective as possible for businesses.

Nextiva – VOIP phone providers for small businesses.

Abby Connect – Abby Connect is a live receptionist service which provides a team of receptionists trained to answer, screen calls and fill out intake forms for small business owners. Abby is a cost-smart solution to delivering superior customer service from the very first call to your office. Abby helps businesses distinguish themselves with a great first impression and operate more efficiently.

Right Networks – Right Networks gets all your critical accounting and business applications into the cloud so your team can work from anywhere, making it that much easier to collaborate, onboard teammates, and even expand your business into new geographies.

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