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The Trep Talk , hosted by Michael S. Melfi, is about those who educate, collaborate and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. If you are an Entrepreneurs at any stages and interested in learning from successful Entrepreneurs and business leaders, this is for you. We will talk with our entrepreneurs about the mindset and behavior lessons that will translate to any business, at any stage. Our show provides relevant information to entrepreneurs in the way they like it - in easy to digest, bite size pieces of content. We look forward to you joining us on the show..

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What Book To Read?

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March 21, 2017 4:00 PM

This week The Trep Talk is a little different – our host, Michael Melfi lists his top 50 reads, and why they are important to entrepreneurs and professionals. Faced with shelf after shelf of business books, an entrepreneur may want a recommendation before spending valuable time perusing the pages of a book. The books Michael lists were ones that carried him forward and offer valuable insight and advice. Grab one from each list and read them at the same time to get your brain firing and thinking.

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Remote Control for startups

The Trep Talk
March 17, 2017 1:30 PM

Working remotely is a dream for many people – even employers. Well, now a startup up, Remote Year, is making that dream come true! They put together 75 professionals who all travel together to 12 cities – one per month – while still keeping their jobs – and still working. The concept is one whose time has come. As Jesse Gross, the company’s Head of Partnerships, asks in this week’s The Trep Talk, ‘why should anyone have to choose between work and travel?’ With Remote Year, they can finally have both. 

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Dog Trainer to #1 Best Selling Amazon Author

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March 6, 2017 2:00 PM

Gila Kurtz turned her passion as a professional dog trainer, into an award winning, seven-figure lifestyle brand for dog lovers as well as becoming a #1 best selling Amazon author. But her definition for success doesn’t really include revenue. Find out how she shifted her definition for success and the lessons she would tell her ‘just starting out’ self that could save other entrepreneurs time and energy this week on The Trep Talk.

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If You Build It They Will Come

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February 27, 2017 3:00 PM

The first time Shayna Oliveria made money online she presold a course that didn’t exist! Eighteen people signed up for it and that set up a model that she has used in her business over and over again. Today she’s built up her site www.espressoenglish.net to 600,000 plus visits/month through content marketing and sells 13 online course and numerous eBooks focused on English as a Second Language. She built a relationship with her audience so they know, like and trust her enough to buy her products.

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Being FARsighted

The Trep Talk
February 17, 2017 4:30 PM

Starting a conversation with a potential employee by saying, ‘this is why I’m going to fire you,’ may seem harsh, but is also very clear on the expectations for the position and makes for a very memorable interview. It can also be used to tell someone the positive steps needed to reach the next level within your company, ‘to reach vice president, you will need to…’ Again clearly outlining what the expectations are to reach the goal.

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Valuable Actions

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February 14, 2017 5:00 PM

As CEO of Seequs Digital Marketing, named the Fastest Growing Company in Colorado two years in a row, Stephen Christopher is serious when he says growing business is his passion. Focusing on what actions are the most valuable use of his time and still working the plan he created, is key to bouncing back from what others would see as a setback.

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The ‘Must Do’

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February 3, 2017 1:30 PM

What would you do to overcome your fear of public speaking? Joe Apfelbaum changed the language he used from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I must’ to be able to train over 10,000 companies on behalf of Google. Facing his lifelong fear led him to immense success in which he built a business that had a growth rate of 12,000% and a spot on INC. 500 within 4 years.

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The FORCE Behind Change Creator

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January 27, 2017 4:30 PM

The force behind Change Creator is this week’s guest on The Trep Talk – Adam Force. Adam is a pioneer in the Social Entrepreneurial realm. Using the lessons learned as a founder of a music label right out of college and using the lessons learned when bootstrapping has helped Adam be a pioneer in the Social Entrepreneurial realm.  Don’t miss his insight into what he believes is most important for a business to be successful as well as be investible.

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Jeff Hoffman: Successful Entrepreneur and Living for More!

The Trep Talk
January 20, 2017 2:00 PM

This week Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI and ColorJar to name a few, is the guest on The Trep Talk. Jeff knows what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur and what it takes for a company to be investable.

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Be Investable

The Trep Talk
December 23, 2016 1:00 AM

This week on The Trep Talk we’ve taken a side step and are excited to answer questions from our listening audience. The two key areas we get asked about most often are what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and what does it take to get funded? We’re answering your questions and look at both of these critical areas. Get the real answers and great insight from years of experience working with entrepreneurs! You won’t want to miss this week’s show!

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