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Mar 27, 2023

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Dorine Rivers about her new book "Brain To Bank" all about helping entrepreneurs create effective business structures, develop strategic plans, identify growth opportunities, and avoid common pitfalls.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to take the first step to starting a business.
  • How to start marketing your business.
  • How to focus on your target market.


"I think what happens a lot, especially when someone has an idea they're very passionate about is they just start creating the idea. And they don't worry about building a company." (06:14)

"You can't be everything to everybody, so who do you wanna be? And it's really, much better to be, a big fish in a small pond. So to choose that niche market is key." (14:12)

"I think you have to go to your business asking yourself two things. One, do I wanna run this business for the next 5, 10 or 20 years? or two, do I wanna run it for three to five years and make X amount and then sell it and then go start another business?" (20:35)

About Dorine Rivers:

Dorine Rivers is the CEO of an Arizona-based firm successfully supporting corporate innovations, expansions, and exits in software, technology, medical, and life/health sciences fields, education, and others. Her expertise is in strategic planning and management, and building effective business infrastructures by creating and identifying growth opportunities and providing advisory services.

Dorine has her PhD in Business Management and Human & Organizational Systems, a Master’s in Organizational Behavior, and a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP). Additional certifications include Distribution & Logistics Management, Mediation & Arbitration, and General Contractor licenses. She holds Investment Banking 63 and 79 licenses.

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