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Community Voice

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Community Voice is the official podcast of Consult Your Community, a student-run nonprofit that mobilizes and trains undergraduates to provide pro bono consulting services to low-income and minority-owned small businesses in college communities across America.Consider donating to our cause by Venmo'ing whatever you can to @consultyourcommunity or going to consultyourcommunity.org/donate

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Community Voice is the official podcast of Consult Your Community, a student-run nonprofit that mobilizes and trains undergraduates to provide pro bono consulting services to low-income and minority-owned small businesses in college communities across America.Consider donating to our cause by Venmo'ing whatever you can to @consultyourcommunity or going to consultyourcommunity.org/donate

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Community Voice

Updated 2 days ago

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Community Voice is the official podcast of Consult Your Community, a student-run nonprofit that mobilizes and trains undergraduates to provide pro bono consulting services to low-income and minority-owned small businesses in college communities across America.Consider donating to our cause by Venmo'ing whatever you can to @consultyourcommunity or going to consultyourcommunity.org/donate

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Nathan Hirsch is a 28 year old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses. He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $25 million worth of product over 5 years. While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers. In 2015, Nathan co-founded and became the CEO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace that allows business owners fast access to a hand-picked network of top talent freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more who have already been vetted for skill, attitude, and communication. In this episode, Nathan discusses his journey to starting FreeeUp and answers crucial questions about the new gig economy.

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Rank #2: Family Spirits: A Story Of Wine and Legacy

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Rank #3: Keeping the Flame Alive: Zarvana's Quest to End Burn Out

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What is productivity and how important is it? In this episode, Matt Plummer explains how productivity is the most important component of a sustainable life. Matt is the founder of Zarvana, a company that delivers digital performance enhancement programs to help individuals and employees maximize output in less time at a higher quality. A social entrepreneur with roots in strategy and management consulting for 6 years at the prestigious nonprofit consulting company Bridgespan, and an experienced manager passionate about human development, Matt is building a company that gives us back our most valuable resource: time.

In this episode, Matt shares his personal experience and tells the story of Zarvana, leading to the development of a four-part model which combines Interactive Lessons, Daily Tracking, Peer groups, and One-on-One coaching. He also opens up about why he avoided Silicon Valley or New York City for his start-up, choosing a lesser-known town instead.

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Rank #4: The Art of the Possible: The Story of Stepwell

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Rank #5: Breaking The Cycle: How One DC Small Business Is Finding Its Niche

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Rank #10: Little Loving Hands

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This episode features a conversation with the Little Loving Hands (LLH) team from the Maryland chapter of Consult Your Community. Founded by Lily Yeh, LLH introduces children to empathy and kindness through fun and creativity.

Feb 14 2017

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