JUST START IT with Derreck Stratton – Ep#133

By May 31, 2018Podcasts
TBBB Guest_ Derreck Stratton

JUST START IT with Derreck Stratton -Ep#133

Overview: In this episode, Derreck Stratton, Founder & CEO of Startup Syndicate, joins us on the Think Bold, Be Bold Show! Derreck is a father, husband, and entrepreneur, in that order. Fueled by a competitive nature and adventurous spirit, his passion lies in solving problems and building companies. With his home roots in Iowa, Derreck has worked across the Midwest, where he built an 8-figure demolition company. Over the past decade, in addition to his role as an Air Force veteran and served in the Iraqi war, he has built 6, 7, and 8 figure businesses, cumulatively employing over 100 team members. Today, Derreck enjoys working on the beach while tackling the three C’s in business: complexity, confusion, and cost. Through artificial intelligence and deep learning, he is aiming to completely revolutionize the startup space and entrepreneur ecosystem through his newest creation, Startup Syndicate. Intrigued? You should be…a revolution has arrived…Tune in to learn more!

5 Golden Nuggets Shared:

  1. True entrepreneurs are problem solvers, but solving those problems solo can seem impossible. Startup Syndicate is an ecosystem for solving problems entrepreneurs face when starting, growing and scaling a business.
  2. There are 3 barriers that hold most people back from achieving the success they desire, confusion, complexity, and cost. Startup Syndicate was designed with the entrepreneur in mind to eliminate these barriers so you can focus on what matters most to you.
  3. Startup Syndicate is an execution platform designed to help entrepreneurs just start it. The tools built on the platform are designed to give you everything you need to start and grow a company from the ground up.
  4. Your business or idea doesn’t have to be perfect, you just have to get started on it! If you don’t start it…it will never be executed and someone else eventually will!
  5. Some work smart, some work hard, and some work right. Choose to work RIGHT!

3 Bold and Kick-Ass Quotes:

  1. “I like to be bold and do things no one has done before.” – Derreck Stratton
  2. “Ideas are great, but in the end, it’s execution and action that counts.” – Derreck Stratton
  3. “Quit hesitating, get out there and start it.” – Derreck Stratton

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Nicole Zeien-Cox

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A Copywriter and Marketing Consultant, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Board Member at Guardian Scholars Foundation, Production Manager for Think Bold Be Bold Ventures, and Project Coordinator for Startup Syndicate, Nicole Zeien-Cox is a millennial entrepreneur who thrives in an accelerated environment, on a mission to positively impact the world. She strives to inspire everyone to find their purpose and live a fulfilled life, regardless of their past or current situation. This passion for empowering others was sparked after prevailing through a string of adversities in her own journey from foster care to a self-employed businesswoman. In just 30 days she wrote her first book, "Foster to Fosters," becoming a best-seller within a short 24 hours of publishing. This book started her platform as a Foster Care Influencer and led to sharing relatable life lessons through keynote speaking that benefits entrepreneurs, child welfare professionals, parents, and teens. Nicole is passionate about the art of storytelling and creating the slight edge necessary to bring increased awareness to the foster community. Nicole enjoys educating, advocating, and inspiring others with her knowledge and personal journey through the foster care system. Nicole has contributed to a second book, “Obsessed with Parenting,” a playbook for parents. She has been featured or seen on 93.5 The Mix, Accelerant Media Group, Mavericks Entrepreneur Magazine, Copy That Pops Podcast, Live to Grind Podcast, The Young Entrepreneur Convention, Coach on Fire Radio Network, and the CASA program. Her next adventures include an upcoming independent documentary about her life story, followed by her “Fostering 50 Podcast Tour” in which she will travel to all 50 states and interview individuals impacted by foster care.

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