Podcast #53: Turbocharge your Career/College Experience, Podcasts

EP#53: Turbocharge Your Career/College Experience with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Neo Launch Net Rocket photo
Launch your business idea with Matt Poyle of Neo LaunchNet

Completing a degree during the Covid pandemic can be challenging and frustrating. This week we look at how to Turbo charge your career or college experience with an entrepreneurial mindset. With me today is my special guest, Matt Poyle. Matt is the Program Coordinator for Neo LaunchNet on the campus of Lorain County Community College. 

Matt holds a Masters degree in business administration, is a successful entrepreneur and has helped many students start their own business. He is also the author of two books: The Ultimate Memory Improvement Guide and the Entrepreneur’s Power.

When Matt works with a student he encourages them to:

  • See what’s possible everywhere and question everything. 
  • Ask, could this business be better? Could I be better at doing this? What is annoying me? Or, how could I make that less annoying? 
  • Becoming an intrapreneur, someone who works for someone else within their company and thinks about new ideas and is not afraid to try things out, fail and to pitch new ideas.

If you live on the Westside of Cleveland and would like more information on starting a business, Matt can reach at lccclaunch@lorainccc.edu.  The name of his book is called Entrepreneur’s Power and can be found on Amazon.com.  Finally, if you have questions or are unsure about your career direction,  your can reach me, Janet Maltbie at noloanzone.com/contact. I meet with students individually and I teach a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103.

Podcast #52: 5 Myths about Starting a Business, Podcasts

EP#52: 5 Myths about Starting a Business as a College Student

Launch your business idea with Matt Poyle of Neo LaunchNet

There are many ways to finance your education. One way is to start a business while you are in college! In this podcast we focus on the 5 myths of starting a business as a college student. Our special guest today is Matt Poyle. Matt is the Program Coordinator for Neo LaunchNet on the campus of Lorain County Community College. NEO LaunchNET offers guidance, coaching and access to resources so students from any major can gain experience in starting a business. 

Here are the 5 myths Matt Poyle describes in this podcast:

1. It takes a lot of time: Many students start with a small one time project.

2. It takes a lot of money: There are many low cost alternatives. Neo LaunchNet also offers micro grants to students.

3. You need to be a business major: Most students that Matt helps do not have a business major. You can partner with people who have that skill.

4. You must have confidence: Matt encourages people to try things and to not fear failure. He states it is really important to just keep going and if version 1.0 doesn’t work, try version 2.0. 

5. You are alone: It can be hard to start your own business on your own. Explore support services wherever you live!  Matt boasts that LCCC has the only Community College Neo Launch Net that offers free and unlimited business coaching. 

Interested in getting help on starting a business through Neo LaunchNet? Contact Matt Poyle by going to lccclaunch.com. It is fast, friendly and painless and for more information on how you can explore your career options contact Janet Maltbie at noloanzone.com/contact

Podcast #51: Is College Worth It, Podcasts

EP#51: Is College Worth It? 1 Million say no.

Janet Maltbie interviews college students

On Saturday, January 15, Daniel Henninger stated on the Wall Street Journal editorial report that enrollment in America’s colleges and universities is down 1 million students since the pandemic began.

Today over 43 million people owe more than $1.7 Trillion in student debt. 

According to educationaldata.org the average public university student borrows $30,000 to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Many are wondering if it is still worth it especially when so many classes are online and students miss out that “typical college” experience so many young people hoped for.   

Today, Janet Maltbie, career expert and founder of the No Loan Zone podcast, interviews students from the campus of Lorain County Community College on the first day of the spring 2022 semester. 

In the midst of this pandemic, what keeps them motivated? 

Why are do they press on? Do they think a college education is worth it?  

Their answers might surprise you. 

Contact information:
Janet Maltbie at noloanzone.com/contact

Podcast #50: Find a Career or College Major, Podcasts, Uncategorized

EP#50: Find a Career or College Major

Podcast #49: The Little Sister That Could, Podcasts

EP#49: The Zero College Debt Dream: The Little Sister That Could

The Urry Sisters: Rebecca, Reanna and Rachael.
The Urry Sisters:
Rebecca, Reanna, and Rachael

In our last episode we met the older Urry sisters, Rebecca and Rachael who both attended private college, lived away from home, changed their majors once and owe more than $60,000 in student debt. But their younger sister, Reanna doesn’t want to carry that burden.

Today on our Zero College Debt Dream series, we highlight Reanna’s story and how she is finding ways to complete a degree, debt free by taking CCP, College Credit Plus classes through Lorain County Community College. It’s a program that offers free college tuition, books and fees to high school students in the state of Ohio.

College Credit Plus (CCP) Application process (2022-2023) for non-public or homeschooled students:

  1. Apply to the CCP Program
  2. Create an OH ID account with the Ohio Department early February 2022
  3. Complete Letter of Intent to participate to Department of Education
  4. Send Letter of Intent form to: CCPIntentLetter@education.ohio.gov by April 1, 2021
  5. Meet with a High school counselor or homeschool parent and Lorain County Community College (LCCC) advisor

More information on CCP and Lorain County Community College (LCCC) dual enrollment process.

For further assistance contact:
Janet Maltbie at radiowannabe.com/contact
Nadia Leary at nleary@lorainccc.edu