Lawgitimate – Starting and Growing a Business

Starting and Growing a Business EP 22

Lawgitimate “Starting and Growing a Business” hosted by Mike & Rochelle Poulton included a panel of amazing business owners Kelly Lorenzen, Irene Ploski, Annie Cavanagh, and Kenyatta Turner. We covered a lot of great topics like hiring employees, startup costs, the many hats owners wear, and general non-legal advice about starting a business.

This panel of business owners have learned a lot over the years and have a lot of fun talking about starting and growing a business. This is just the first of many discussions by this quirky panel.

About our Guest Panel on Starting and Growing a Business

Kenyatta Turner, Freedom Empire Consulting

Freedom Empire Consulting, LLC empowers clients to build and shield their freedom empires! Specializing in Behavioral SuperPowers Coaching, legal services, and identity theft protection for individuals, families, and organizations.

kenyatta-turner-purple-freedom-empire-consultingKenyatta Turner, MM is a Behavioral SuperPowers Coach, Business Consultant, Motivational Educator, and Speaker, and is an Accredited Business DNA Consultant through DNA Behavior.

She is the owner of Freedom Empire Consulting, LLC, where they Coach, Influence, and Protect clients around the world. Kenyatta also serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement for DreamSmart Academy, LLC, and serves on the National Advisory Council for DreamSmart, Inc (501c3).

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She is an enthusiastic professional with extensive qualifications in educational leadership acquired through 25+ years of experience and success as a Director of Admissions, Assistant Director of Career and Student Services, Professor, and various other roles at colleges in Phoenix, AZ. Having obtained a Master’s degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, Kenyatta is a creative, yet analytical thinker with an unshakeable commitment to helping those around her to flourish throughout their personal, professional, or educational journeys.

As a Small Business & Group Benefits Specialist for LegalShield, she has the freedom to protect families and small business owners with access to quality, affordable legal service plans, along with identity theft protection and restoration services. Through her nationwide brokerage, she coaches others to build their own LegalShield businesses. Kenyatta transfers her passion for education into a passion for educating others about resources and opportunities that help them to “Worry Less. Live More”.

Being an avid volunteer, Kenyatta served for many years as the Vice President and Membership Director of the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association. She also gives back to the community by volunteering as the Emcee for Girls Rock! Phoenix, a Workshop Facilitator at Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Dress for Success, served as a mentor to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, and her involvement at the Central Arizona Shelter Services. Kenyatta is also a Community Ambassador for the Junior League of Phoenix. She’s a multi-faceted musician who enjoys, hiking, travel, reading, live music, art, karaoke, and spending time with family, friends, and her beloved Rottweiler!

Connect with Kenyatta on LinkedIn.

Annie Cavanagh, Annie Cav Salon

Annie Cav Salon is a private studio offering top shelf salon services with a smile. With attention to detail and a focus on personal connection, clients can rest assured that their investment will surely be their crowning glory.

Annie-Cavanagh-on-Phoenix-Business-RadioXOwner Annie Cavenagh specializes in color correction and balayage, but don’t miss out on trendy cuts and selfie-perfect blowouts. Also gracing the service menu are vintage styles, fashion colors, gender-neutral services, and dreadlocks.

Annie has been licensed and working as a stylist in Phoenix for 18 years. Wanting to add some spice to the mix, she created the Melrose Vintage Market, and also runs a costume studio Black Rock Earthling.

When she’s not busy, she keeps busy reading and cooking and searching for the end of her Jack Russell’s energy stores. Traveling the world has always been a great passion, and she’s got two continents yet on which to set foot.

Connect with Annie on Facebook and Instagram.

Irene Ploski, Independence Insurance Group, PLLC

Founded in 2009, the team at Independence Insurance Group, PLLC has a total combined industry experience of over 40 years. They are an independent insurance agency and have several options to offer to their clients. Their team is not bound to a single insurance company that offers a single type of product, instead, they look for the best fit for each of their clients.IIGbrand1

Their goal is to find the right combination of coverage and price. The team at Independence Insurance Group PLLC looks forward to providing knowledgeable, prompt, clear and honest customer service to their clients and prospects.

They offer competitive rates and top products in the industry from financially-strong and reputable insurance companies. It is their priority to respond to all requests within 24 hours.

Independence Insurance Group PLLC thrives to be a relationship-based agency with their clients, business partners and professional network. They actively serve our community through fundraising & volunteering.

Irene-Ploski-on-Phoenix-Business-RadioXIrene Ploski has been in the insurance industry since 2003. She is married and is the mom of 2 very busy teenagers, a high-energy Golden Retriever and a Doberman puppie. Irene is fluent in Spanish, and she is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. She moved to Arizona in 2000 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2010.

She founded Independence Insurance Group in 2009. She has been a member of Networking For Charity, a Central Phoenix-based business networking group that focuses on generating qualified business referrals through philanthropy and volunteering. She has been Vice President of NFC since 2014. NFC has raised over $60,000 for small local nonprofit organizations in our community.

Irene is a member of the Phoenix Elks Lodge #335 and served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee for their teen program called the Phoenix Antlers Lodge #335, an organization that promotes leadership, good citizenship and strong friendships, respect for parents and love for community in teens through volunteering and fundraising.

She is also soon-to-be Secretary of the Phoenix Lions Club, which is a global organization of volunteers that join together to give their time and effort to improving their communities and meet humanitarian needs.

Connect with Irene on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Kelly Lorenzen, KLM Consulting & host of Collaborative Connections Podcast

Kelly-Lorenzen-on-Phoenix-Business-RadioXKelly Lorenzen, Host of Collaborative Connections and CEO of KLM Consulting, is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 15 years of business-ownership experience. She is also a certified project management professional.KLM Consulting

Kelly’s expertise is in business development, customer service, marketing, and sales.

Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn, and follow KLM Consulting on Facebook.

About Your Hosts of Lawgitimate, Starting and Growing a Business

Rochelle Poulton, X FIRM

LAWGITIMATE-Rochelle-Poulton-on-Phoenix-Business-RadioXRochelle Poulton is an attorney and owner of X Firm LLC. Rochelle has been helping people with Credit and Debt issues since 2012, owns several small businesses, and has nearly 20 years of real estate experience.

Rochelle created Lawgitimate to bring in a network of awesome people to raise awareness and educate people about the litany of legal issues she faces everyday at X Firm LLC.

Connect with Rochelle on LinkedinFacebook and Instagram.

Mike Poulton, Poulton & Noroian

LAWGITIMATE-Mike-Poulton-on-Phoenix-Business-RadioXMike Poulton, with Poulton & Noroian,  draws on his knowledge and experience in other fields to serve his clients. As an experienced science researcher, Mike understands technical issues that many other attorneys cannot, and applies that knowledge for his clients’ benefit. His construction management experience also provides him with a broad knowledge base not only in construction law, but also in regulatory compliance, worker safety, and negotiation.

Michael is licensed to practice law in Arizona and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal District Courts in Arizona.

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

About X Firm PLLC

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