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How to Fund a New Business
138: How to Fund a New Business

138: How to Fund a New Business

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Getting creative with how to finance your transition and getting your spouse on board.

Kevin Barnicle never saw a traditional job as being “secure”. He believes that YOU are a better investment than any mutual fund or stock. Kevin took his time to understand his personal finances and did research to figure out a creative way to utilize existing funds to start his business. On this episode of the How to Quit Working Show, Kevin explains how he created his business by investing in himself and how you can too.

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What success means to Kevin

Doing what you want to do on a daily basis and not being beholden to someone else.

About Kevin

Kevin Barnicle is the Founder and CEO of Controle, an Information Governance Consulting and software company. Prior to founding Controle Kevin worked at 3 Fortune 500 Technology companies in various sales positions. In 2011 at his last Corporate job a new Executive came in and changed Kevin’s role completely, wiping away 5 years of Kevin’s hard work and dedication. Kevin vowed to never let that happen again and decided to go into work for himself. Kevin decided he wanted to take control of his own life and even named his company (Control with an e at the end of it) his goal and picked www.takecontrole.com as his website.   With 2 kids and a wife who didn’t work, and numerous people telling him he was crazy to leave a job where he was making 300K per year with no guarantees, Kevin went after his life dream and followed his passion. His company Controle is now ending his 3rd full year in business, they have roughly 25 employees, have doubled revenue every year and this year will do about $10M in sales.  Kevin and Controle did it all with 100% organic growth and no outside funding. He hopes he can help other hopeful Entrepreneurs make the leap in working for themselves, as he feels it is the best career move he has ever made.

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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