Idea-vi-ability.Where the Idea, Your
Ability & Business Viability Meet.
the entrepreneurial connection
hard. Work smart. Enjoy
Approximately 10 million Americans involved in starting
a new business at any given time, according to the Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation. It would be safe to say that
a healthy percentage of your listening audience is
involved in some aspect of the entrepreneurial journey,
regardless of where they are in the world. The
entrepreneurial pursuit is the stuff of life.
Entrepreneurial Connection has been developed by
The Freeman Institute®
Foundation (501c3) to gently
challenge every school (Jr. High, Sr. High, College and
University), church, community-based organization,
prison, mentoring group, Job Corps site and
community-based organization to develop an entrepreneur
club. The goal is to inspire our next generation to
dream big, research the marketplace and then to
implement their viable business plans. Entrepreneur
clubs provide the kind of greenhouse-like environment
necessary to grow up well-rounded business people who
have designed and cultivated their lives to live with
integrity and purpose.
Freeman has created the book/workbook combination
designed to connect the contents of his book to specific
audiences. The book/workbook combination will give the
necessary tools for organizations to start an
entrepreneur club or to enhance an already existing
has been endorsed by Steve Forbes, Ken Blanchard, Les
Brown, Brian Tracy, Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, George
Fraser and many other business experts...
the entrepreneurial connection
~ free entrepreneur radio programs
is also the name of the radio program soon to be
made available FREE of charge for any and every
English-speaking radio station in the world --
College, Internet, non-profit radio stations.
The program is made
up of professionally-produced 5-minute
installments of Dr. Freeman's book, If
Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand.
if you want the 72 FREE radio programs
mailed to you
on CDs or
emailed as high quality mp3 files. Listen to the
first 5-minute program.
(available soon). The Entrepreneurial Connection functions
which has provided the funding and continues to
the oversight for this educational/inspirational radio project. See
radio log below.
the entrepreneurial connection
for an overview of the
D I O S T A T I O N
P R O G R A M D I R E C T O R S
play each program in its entirety, from start to
finish – in sequence.
are stretching this series over 72 weeks, feel free
to run the same program more than once a week if
your schedule permits.
72 radio program series is finished, feel free to
start it again, since it has been a long time since
anyone has heard the first programs of the series.
to find a local company to sponsor the airing of
this free program.
If Dr. Freeman is doing an open-registration seminar
event in your city, you may want to start the series
of radio programs 75 days before the event…playing one
program a day. You may want to place a 30-60 second tag
after each program, mentioning when and where he is
an example of one of Dr. Freeman's entrepreneur seminars
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1. 04:59 (Chapter 1 RSF 1) Fantastic View, Fog Permit
2. 05:10 (Chapter 1 RSF 2) Fantastic View, Fog Permit
3. 05:05 (Chapter 1 RSF 3) Fantastic View, Fog Permit
4. 05:13 (Chapter 1 RSF 4) Investment Strategies and
5. 04:59 (Chapter 1 RSF 5) Lessons From A Tractor
6. 04:59 (Chapter 2 RSF 1) Dinner and A Book
7. 05:10 (Chapter 2 RSF 2) Dinner and a Book
8. 04:59 (Chapter 3 RSF 1) Death of a Vision
9. 05:10 (Chapter 3 RSF 2) Death of a Vision
10. 05:12 (Chapter 3 RSF 3) Death of a Vision
11. 05:07 (Chapter 3 RSF 4) Death of a Vision
12. 04:59 (Chapter 4 RSF 1) Designing Your Future
13. 05:09 (Chapter 4 RSF 2) Designing Your Future
14. 05:09 (Chapter 4 RSF 3) Designing Your Future
15. 05:08 (Chapter 4 RSF 4) Designing Your Future
16. 05:08 (Chapter 4 RSF 5) Designing Your Future
17. 05:11 (Chapter 4 RSF 6) Designing Your Future
18. 05:06 (Chapter 4 RSF 7) Website Search Terms
19. 04:59 (Chapter 5 RSF 1) Branding Yourself
20. 05:11 (Chapter 5 RSF 2) Branding Yourself
21. 05:09 (Chapter 5 RSF 3) Branding Yourself (Logo)
22. 04:59 (Chapter 6 RSF 1) Marketing Yourself
23. 05:13 (Chapter 6 RSF 2) Marketing Yourself
24. 05:13 (Chapter 6 RSF 3) Marketing Yourself
25. 05:13 (Chapter 6 RSF 4) Marketing Yourself
26. 05:12 (Chapter 6 RSF 5) Marketing Yourself
27. 05:14 (Chapter 6 RSF 6) Marketing Yourself
28. 05:10 (Chapter 6 RSF 7) Marketing Yourself
29. 05:15 (Chapter 6 RSF 8) Marketing Yourself
30. 05:14 (Chapter 6 RSF 9) Multiplying Yourself
31. 05:15 (Chapter 6 RSF 10) Multiplying Yourself
32. 04:59 (Chapter 7 RSF 1) Enhancing Your Influence
33. 05:14 (Chapter 7 RSF 2) Enhancing Your Influence
34. 05:13 (Chapter 7 RSF 3) Enhancing Your Influence
35. 05:13 (Chapter 7 RSF 4) Enhancing Your Influence
36. 04:59 (Chapter 8 RSF 1) Reinventing Yourself
37. 05:11 (Chapter 8 RSF 2) Reinventing Yourself
38. 05:09 (Chapter 8 RSF 3) Reinventing Yourself
39. 05:11 (Chapter 8 RSF 4) For Inventors Only
40. 04:59 (Chapter 9 RSF 1) So, What’s Your Fee?
41. 05:13 (Chapter 9 RSF 2) So, What’s Your Fee?
42. 05:07 (Chapter 9 RSF 3) So, What’s Your Fee?
43. 05:12 (Chapter 9 RSF 4) So, What’s Your Fee?
44. 04:59 (Chapter 10 RSF 1) Work Hard, Work Smart
45. 05:13 (Chapter 10 RSF 2) Work Hard, Work Smart
46. 05:17 (Chapter 10 RSF 3) Work Hard, Work Smart
47. 05:13 (Chapter 10 RSF 4) Work Hard, Work Smart
48. 04:59 (Chapter 11 RSF 1) Bartering Your Services
49. 05:13 (Chapter 11 RSF 2) Bartering Your Services
50. 05:06 (Chapter 11 RSF 3) Bartering Your Services
51. 04:59 (Chapter 12 RSF 1) The Curiosity-Driven Life
52. 05:13 (Chapter 12 RSF 2) The Curiosity-Driven Life
53. 05:10 (Chapter 12 RSF 3) The Curiosity-Driven Life
54. 05:14 (Chapter 12 RSF 4) The Curiosity-Driven Life
55. 05:17 (Chapter 12 RSF 5) The Curiosity-Driven Life
56. 04:59 (Chapter 13 RSF 1) The Non-Profit Factor
57. 05:12 (Chapter 13 RSF 2) The Non-Profit Factor
58. 05:08 (Chapter 13 RSF 3) The Non-Profit Factor
59. 04:59 (Chapter 14 RSF 1) Covering Your Blind Spot
60. 05:16 (Chapter 14 RSF 2) Covering Your Blind Spot
61. 05:16 (Chapter 14 RSF 3) Covering Your Blind Spot
62. 04:59 (Chapter 14 RSF 4) Covering Your Blind Spot
63. 04:59 (Chapter 15 RSF 1) The SWOT Analysis
64. 05:09 (Chapter 15 RSF 2) The SWOT Analysis
65. 04:59 (Chapter 16 RSF 1) If I Can Write, You Can Write
66. 05:15 (Chapter 16 RSF 2) If I Can Write, You Can Write
67. 05:14 (Chapter 16 RSF 3) If I Can Write, You Can Write
68. 05:16 (Chapter 16 RSF 4) If I Can Write, You Can Write
69. 05:17 (Chapter 16 RSF 5) If I Can Write, You Can Write
70. 05:17 (Chapter 16 RSF 6) If I Can Write, You Can Write
71. 05:18 (Chapter 16 RSF 7) If I Can Write, You Can Write
72. 05:14 (Chapter 16 RSF 8) If I Can Write, You Can Write
"IGNITE Your Entrepreneurial Passion!"
Watch Dr. Freeman -- footage from event in
(7 min -- clip shot/edited by
(1)personal vulnerability – business failures and successes are
honestly and realistically discussed, providing a reading
experience to which the average person can relate. No
(2)evocative content – the general response from
readers is wildly enthusiastic. One reader said, “This is not a
good book to start at 10pm. I read this book throughout the
night and underlined a lot of things that I will go back to
later on. This book put me in a creative zone that caused
me to think in a different way about my business and my purpose
(3)practical wisdom – down-to-earth advice for
people with limited finances and big dreams, a series of
self-coaching questions…and so much more.
special sections set aside throughout the book to address
specific entrepreneurial interests: graphic designers,
inventors, entrepreneurial moms, teenagers, network marketers,
investors, ex-cons, franchise owners, artists, filmmakers,
addresses the typical pressures that the entrepreneurial pursuit
places upon family life…especially the first 3-5 years of
starting a business.
This book resource has been endorsed by
many business experts. Click on cover to check out the Entrepreneur
"Freeman, an author and entrepreneur, brings his series of popular
seminars to book form with this cleverly titled book. It's
chock full of advice for the small-business owner:
how to market yourself, how to build an effective Web site,
how to figure out what you're going to charge for your
services, how to build influence and win friends. Freeman
writes colloquially, almost like he's giving readers a seminar in book form, so it's easy to digest the
lessons he's trying to provide."
-- Triangle Biz Journal (Raleigh/Durham, NC)
"...an awesome source of inspirational and practical
entrepreneurial advice. If you're looking for a book to
keep your entrepreneurial spirit sharp and to stay on
top of your game, this book would make a great addition
to your arsenal."
f Nobody Loves You Create the Demand is full of great ideas
and common sense knowledge. Joel A. Freeman is an
entrepreneur extraordinaire. This man is filled with a wealth of
knowledge about how business works and has the creativity to find
new ways to promote his various endeavors. He is truly
-- TCM Book Reviews
R E V I E W S
F R O M R E A D E RS
Another Freeman gem!
By Lawrence Slater
Joel Freeman has once again done what is so customary
of him--provided us with a powerhouse of wisdom in
practical, consumable bites. This is vintage
Freeman--straight from the heart; always the best.
A great read for any entrepreneur!
By Honest Jon "Telling The Truth"
Joel Freeman has done it again! I saw Joel speak at a
conference four years ago and was very skeptical. I wasn't
sure if he was one of those PhD's whose content was all
theory-based or whether he could speak to me on "real
life" terms. Boy was I impressed! Not only does Dr.
Freeman give step-by-step instructions for business
success, his information is actually entertaining and
You owe it to yourself and your bank account to read this
Excellent Read For An Entrepreneur
By Paul Dixon
If you are getting ready to start a business "If Nobody
Loves You Create The Demand" is a tremendous resource!
There are countless tips, thoughts and ideas that will
help you gain a better understanding of how to succeed on
your own. This is an easy and quick read. Your creative
juices will be flowing after your have read this book!
Real talk, must read for trailblazers
By N. Jones "Lunch Lady
Dr. Freeman and If Nobody Loves You... found me during
the budding stages of my business. It took me all of two
days to read it cover to cover. I found the book in stark
comparison to most business reads refreshing and lively. A
straight shot for anyone thinking of, or actively
pursuing, their enterprise dreams. I go back and reference
it every now and again, when I need that occasional "jolt
of entrepreneurial energy and wisdom".
Like a good shot of espresso, this book will
get you going!
By Kim Dixon "Mompreneur"
If Nobody Loves You, Create the Demand is truly a
powerful jolt of entrepreneurial energy and wisdom. It's a
clear and effective outline of countless ideas and
concepts that everyone in business can use to effectively
create demand for products and/or services. It's easy to
read and packed with useful tips and tricks that you can
really put to work. And, it's a great refresher for those
who are out of ideas or looking for a nice jump-start in
activity. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
On of the best books I ever read this year.
By Dr. Israel King
In line with Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich",
this book "If Nobody Loves You Create the Demand " is
loaded with great practical advises and strategies that
will lead anyone to his or her financial destiny. Dr.
Freeman presents here a book I wish I had before I went
for my MBA. I strongly recommend this book to an
Dr. Israel King, Ph D
Worth Your Time!
Edward Kissinger (Maryland, USA)
The book takes a relatively hard topic to write about
and makes it enjoyable. Joel uses his own experiences to
help guide you to where you want to be. Whether you are a
successful business person or someone just starting out,
the lessons in this book are applicable to all. I hope you
enjoy reading it as much as I did.
I N T E R V I E W
Where did you come up with the title and how does it fit into
the message of the book?
Gary Paxton, the creator of
The Monster Mash, Alley Oop, Cherry Pie and He Was There All The Time,
also wrote the song “If
Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand” done by The
Blackwood Brothers. I had never heard the song, but the title
intrigued me for years. And it was kind of a motto for me for
many years when the business side if things got a bit tough.
When the concept of this book developed that particular title
was the only one I would consider for this book. It captured the
intent and the essence of the book.
Numerous recognized experts have endorsed this book such as
Steve Forbes, Les Brown, Ken Blanchard, Ben Carson and many
others. What makes this book so different that these experts
have had such a positive response?
This is not a formula book, with a get-rich-easy-and-quick
theme. My experience, along with the many other entrepreneurs I
admire has been quite different. I have a specific resistance to
the “millionaire minute” approach to the entrepreneurial
journey. I think that it is committing literary malpractice to
export that kind of a philosophy. In contrast, this book is very
realistic about the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial
journey. The overwhelming response I have gotten from readers is
that it is a not-your-typical-entrepreneur-book.
The book is filled with personal vulnerability, evocative
content and practical wisdom. There are also special sections
set aside throughout the book to address specific
entrepreneurial interests: graphic designers, inventors,
entrepreneurial moms, teenagers, network marketers, investors,
ex-cons, franchise owners, artists, filmmakers, authors and
speakers. I also address the typical pressures that the
entrepreneurial pursuit places upon family life, especially the
first 3-5 years of starting a business.
Although this book presents information and inspiration that
will help anyone “scratch their entrepreneurial itch,” who will
benefit most from reading it?
It is especially designed for people in the beginning to mid
stages of the entrepreneurial pursuit. It is also for someone
facing retirement or transitioning from one job to another,
walking through the personal reinvention process looking for
clarity. However, it is also for the seasoned professional who
may want to use this book as a resource, giving it to those
You have a different approach to the development of a business
plan. Your book emphasizes the importance a website plays in
the success of any business venture. Why should creating a
website be the first step in the development of a new business?
A. In this day and age,
if you don’t have a website you’re not really in business. This
is one of the more creative, productive, and less boring ways to
do a strategic business plan. You will need to address the nitty
gritty aspects of your business in due time, however the process
required to develop a website will address all of the legitimate
questions you need to address before you can hit prime time with
your venture (Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?).
Once you have
addressed the major questions and developed content, you not
only know the all-important answers to those questions, but you now
also have a website.
The process you endured in the development of a website has
forced you to understand what you are all about and how you are
going to implement the vision that is burning within. In essence
you have now completed the public version of your business plan;
your digital brochure.
One chapter in your book is devoted to the importance of
“branding yourself.” What makes a good brand statement?
A. You must determine
your main strength(s) and then you can develop a creative spin
to that strength. For instance, my company brand is seven words
With People Who Drive You Crazy!”®.
That statement brings a smile to another person’s face. It’s
quick. No long explanation. It fits my
semi-off-the-wall-sense-of-humor and is aligned with my passion
to help people.
The brand of a company
is like a zebra galloping with a herd of horses. It looks like a
horse and runs like a horse – even blending in with the rest of
the herd – if someone is only focusing specifically on the
activity of running. But the black and white stripes of the
zebra cause it to visually stand out, up close or far away.
That’s part of the
purpose of a brand. There are plenty of goods and services out
there, but a five to seven word brand and unique business
practices – backed up with excellent customer service – can
cause what you are doing to be set apart as something unique in
the midst of many others doing the same types of things.
What do you want people to walk away with after they have
finished reading your book?
want readers to grasp the reality that they are in a rare and
wonderful fraternity of other entrepreneurs who have their own
stories to tell. I also hope that readers appreciate the fact
that I gave away a lot of my personal business secrets. I want
to send a message that it is important to be a giver. That’s why
I love organizations like SCORE, Job Corps, Toastmasters and so
many other organizations that provide a framework for people to
give away wisdom lessons to others who need a hand helping them
up over the fence.
If Nobody Loves You, Create the Demand
by Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
The book, containing over 50,000 power-packed words, is now
available as a
Collector's Edition. Only 2,500 hard cover pre-release
copies are available in this First Edition and
they are going fast. Each volume is hand
numbered and signed by the author. The lower the
number, the more
desirable the book.
Online orders receive the lowest numbered, signed
copies. First come, first served.Click Here
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The Four-CD audio book (ISBN: 978-1-934068-29-8...read by author in a
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Click here to order...
The "Next Generation" workbook,
designed to connect the contents of the book to
young adults (15-26) will be available soon.
soft cover edition is available online and everywhere through Authentic
Publishing (ISBN: 978-1-932805-98-7).
Born in Maine (1954) and raised in a small town in Alberta, Canada,
Joel A. Freeman brings a rich reservoir of personal experience
blended with contagious enthusiasm, clarity and down to earth humor
to empower people from diverse walks of life with improved
communication skills and maximized productivity.
Institute™ (TFI™), of which Dr. Freeman is CEO/President,
is a Maryland-based company with an international impact -- with four main arenas of expertise:
II. Long-term organizational culture change.
III. Executive coaching, specializing in Critical Incident
IV. Cultural Competency and Black History. V. Entrepreneurship / Business
Intelligence and Creativity
With a Ph.D. in counseling, Dr. Freeman served as mentor/chaplain
for the NBA’s Washington Wizards (formerly the Bullets) for 19
wonderful years ('79-'98). Freeman facilitates many
including the popular:
-- "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
-- "A White Man's Journey Into Black History"®
-- All Stressed Out and No One to Choke
-- "Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect"
-- "When Strangling Someone Isn't An Option." -- "If
Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand!"
With six books currently in 28 foreign translation editions and
listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Freeman facilitates
seminars with leaders in the Federal Judiciary, music and
entertainment industries, corporations, business management, government agencies and
heads of state of other nations. Interested in bringing Joel to
speak to your organization?
Email or Cell: 410.991.9718
30-sec. TV ad for one of Dr. Freeman's
seminars (Sri Lanka).
Freeman resides in Maryland with his wife, Shirley and their four
David, Jacob, Jesse and Shari.
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