Archive for October, 2008

October 2008 Micro-Fundraising Call with Ivan Misner

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Ivan Misner

Listen to the Replay…

6 More Winners Announced October 31

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Pumpkin brainsIt may be Hallowe’en but today’s SMARTSTART Giving micro-fundraising call was all treats, no tricks! The excitement over Alex’s giveaway continues to grow by leaps and bounds!

Our giving program for helping entrepreneurs closer to home, in addition to our ongoing support for entrepreneurs around the world, has now more than doubled in size!

We started out with a $2.7M giveaway plan but as of today, with our latest winner announcements, we’ve grown to $4.5M!! And since we’ll be doing 2 more draws in November, the giveaway program will get bigger still!

Here are the names of the 6 winners announced today. (Yes, we were originally planning to select just 3 winners but Alex’s promo email said 6 so that’s the number of ballots we pulled!)

Please join us in congratulating:

Tony Roebuck, Renton, Washington
Ricki Linksman, Naperville, Illinois
Bradford Taft, Scottsdale, Arizona
Wayne Kelly, Fruitvale, British Columbia
Will Kautz, San Marcos, California
Mario Pastorello, Orange, California

Our winners are not only members of the SMARTSTART BUSINESS Success Program, they’ll have dedicated coaching and consulting for an entire year to help them build and grow their businesses (or develop their business ideas) and create their own success story. You’ll learn more about our latest winners in the coming weeks. I’ll be contacting them today to deliver the great news!

PS If your name wasn’t announced on today’s call, don’t despair! It’s not over yet. Your ballots will be automatically included in the November 7th & 28th draws. Best of luck to you all!

The Mandossian $2.7M Giveaway Continues…

Friday, October 24th, 2008

InterestingAt the end of our SMARTSTART Giving Final Friday micro-fundraising call October 31, 2008 Alex will be giving away 3 more opportunities for lucky business owners to work with an internationally renowned professional management consultant for one year for free to build or develop their business.

Will you be one of the lucky ones who join our previous six winners?

All you need to qualify for the draw is to have claimed your seat in the SMARTSTART Business Success Program! And, if yours is one of the next 19 seats sold, you’ll have 10 chances in each of the next 3 draws to win.

Read all about it here. Get the Details about the Giveaway! Then take action and claim your seat now to be in the draws here. (Just scroll down to the bottom of the web page presented to join the program.)

Meet Winner Carol Ann Wagner

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Carol Ann WagnerCarol Ann Wagner of South Pasadena, California is the last of our winners from the October 3 giveaway (but not the last of our winners as we’ll be selecting 9 more entrepreneurs for this opportunity before we’re done)!

Carol Ann has a fascinating business specializing in selling gerontological courses (she runs the Gerontological Learning Center) and she’s planning to expand her course offerings to service other professions as well.

You can visit Carol Ann’s website at to learn more about her current programs and you can bet we’ll keep you posted on her next adventures.

Meet Winner Sandra Dean

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Sandra Dean from Whitby, Ontario is a former school principal and our first Canadian winner in Alex’s history-making giveaway! Sandra is a leader in the education field. Her proven research-based models and programs have been used as the foundation of many highly acclaimed initiatives.

A tireless advocate for children’s education and well being, Sandra has been honoured with many awards for her achievements. Among other accomplishments, Sandra‚Äôs work has been showcased by the OECD and the United Nations as well as the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. She also was the only non-American invited to present to a White House Presidential Commission on Hispanic American Affairs.

Sandra is the developer of the “Together We Light the Way” and the “Creating Safe and Caring Learning Communities” models, and is now an advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario’s “Aboriginal Literacy Initiative.” Having touched the lives of thousands, she invites educators to “think with her” to create personalized solutions to specific problems. And we’re looking forward to working with her in the SMARTSTART Business Success Program to see what more can be done as she pursues new directions in her business.

Meet Winner William Young

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

William Young hails from Seattle, Washington and his story is interesting because he doesn’t yet have a web site! He’s built a successful coaching practice from scratch on the strength of personal referrals for his work alone. But he is looking to expand his business and develop new methods of marketing his professional services so we’re thrilled to have him in the SMARTSTART Business Success Program and he’s thrilled to have won professional support to help him expand over the coming year.

Meet Winner Dr. Kerry Tilton

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Our winners come from all walks of life and backgrounds and that’s what makes my work so interesting. Meet Dr. Kerry Tilton from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Tilton is an NLP trainer, energy practitioner and licensed nutritionist with dozens of project ideas to explore for revenue potential.

On the day of the draw, Kerry was having a challenge getting her order through but she did not give up and, as it turned out, she would not have won had this delay not happened. She was obviously meant to be in the SMARTSTART Business Success Program and she and I and her entire family are excited to see what can be made of her many creative ideas.

Meet Winner Cathy Perkins

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Cathy Perkins

Cathy Perkins of Hickory, North Carolina was a winner in Alex’s October 3 draw for a seat in the SMARTSTART Business Success mentoring program and is looking forward to using her opportunity to work with me on building her business.

Cathy is the WordPress Wizard and she’s on a mission to help you in turning your blog posts into profits. Visit Cathy’s web site at

Congratulations, Cathy! We’re looking forward to working with you!!

Meet Winner Nate Scott

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Nate Scott

Nathaniel (Nate) Scott is from Jacksonville, Florida. I was delighted to call him and let him know he was one of the winners in Alex’s history-making October 3 draw.

The Revenator (Nate) has a successful online business providing coaching to folks who are ready to implement effective startegies for increasing revenue and maximising time. You can visit Nate’s web site at

Congratulations on winning a seat in the SMARTSTART Business Success Program Nate!

Here’s the Replay of our History-Making Call!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

In this call you’ll hear Alex explain our new program for entrepreneurs closer to home! Yes, we mean you!! The winners named in the post below were on this call. If you couldn’t make the call but have got an hour or so, have a listen and see what you missed. Then, think about whether or not you want to join us and be part of the next two draws for a consulting package valued at $300,000.

The next winners will be selected on October 31 and November 28.

Oh… and below is Alex’s customer record; he asked me to show it to you as proof that he really did sign up on October 2 and is studying in the program right along with you!

Customer Name


Date of Last Charge

Date of Next Charge

Recurring Price

Remaining Cycle Counts

Alex Mandossian

Business Success Mentoring Program (Monthly Membership – BETA)