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The SuccessLab Podcast: Where Entrepreneurs Collaborate for Success

Sep 13, 2015

Kimber Lanning is an intrepid entrepreneur and community builder. At a young age, after realizing college just wasn’t for her, she started her first business - Stinkweeds - an alternative music record shop in Phoenix. That was 28 years ago. Along the way she has had her share of challenges and has had to pivot many times to keep the business relevant. In 2003, she launched Local First Arizona, a nonprofit working to strengthen the local economy by supporting locally owned businesses throughout Arizona.

In this episode we talk about how she has pivoted to keep both businesses thriving and how she finds the time to manage it all - she operates two other businesses. She also shares a few tips every entrepreneur should hear.

Biz Hack: SocialRank helps brands find and manage their followers. You can sort your followers by most valuable (your higher-profile followers), most engaged (based on how much they engage with you), best followers, most followed, and so on. You can also filter your followers based on keywords in their bio, geographic location, interests, activity. Just think how you could tailor your tweets and even your advertising campaigns on Twitter. This does come with a cost though. Their basic tier is $49 per month, and then it jumps up fairly significantly.

Quote of the Week: “If you really want to get ahead, you’ve got to keep your eyes focused on the path.” ~Russell Simmons.