Episode 5

Published on:

14th Apr 2020

Joe Apfelbaum - turning a side hustle to a main hustle and the risk involved.

On this episode, I introduce you to Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union a B2B digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn, New York.

We get into the huge risk he took to take his side hustle to his main hustle and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, the importance of communication and listening, why you need to be versatile in business and strategy as well as his thoughts on creating your own future.

Joe is a business strategist, marketing expert, and certified Google trainer who enjoys speaking and writing about marketing, business networking, and personal development in his seminars, webinars, and articles.

He's also the host of the popular podcast, The Breakthrough Maze, where he coaches entrepreneurs on how to go from frustration to mojovation and he's the producer of Growtime.tv and has published over 500 Mojovational Street Talk videos on YouTube.

He's a contributing member of the National Speakers Association, a group of over 4,000 speakers in the U.S. and he's an active member of Executives Association, a premiere business networking organization in New York City.

Joe lost 95 pounds and kept it off, and he also wrote a book about it. He's a selfie master, taking over 1,000 selfies every year with entrepreneurs and with that he makes hundreds of introductions to business professionals in his network. Joe is proud of all his accomplishments, but most of all he is proud of his purpose, his beautiful amazing kids, all five of them. 

Contact Joe:

website | linkedin | twitter | instagram | facebook group | podcast | book

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About the Podcast

5 Questions with Frank Mengert
5 Questions with Frank Mengert is a podcast for those who want to do more in their life and career. Interviews with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, intrapreneurs, business leaders and others who share their origin stories and lessons that shaped them.
5 Questions with Frank Mengert was born out of my quest to change the perception of what we see on social media and what real life is all about. Life is not all about models, bottles, boats, jets, fashion, and people showing off stacks of cash.

As someone who is working on his 4th company, I've ridden the rollercoaster of being an entrepreneur while also having the experience of having been an intrapreneur working for corporate.

This podcast will show you a look into the lives of people just like you. People who you can relate to who have been where you have been and who are now where you might aspire to be someday.

If someone else had done it before you, there is a way for you to achieve those goals. If you are feeling stuck or have hit that wall. Tune in to hear about how others have been successful overcoming challenges to conquer their desires.

About your host

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Frank Mengert

Frank B. Mengert is the founder of ebm, a leading provider of employee benefits technology solutions. He brings an energetic spirit and a unique, sought after level of expertise to the world of HR and benefits.

As a leader in the employee benefits technology field, he has helped bridge the gap between insurance and technology driven solutions for brokers, consultants, carriers and employers nationwide.

He founded ebm with the mission of providing brokers and benefits consultants with an outsourced, affordable approach to leverage best-in-breed technology solutions. Under his direction, ebm has been able to develop partnerships in all 50 states across the U.S. strategically working with many of the top ten benefit consultants, as well as large regional players and local state-based firms.

Frank is also a nationally recognized speaker on benefits technology, podcast host, contributing writer for Inc and Forbes, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), and a member of the board of directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.