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Episode 22: Building Better Businesses with Steve Eschbach, featuring: Sheila Farragher-Gemma

Sheila is originally from Tuam, County Galway in Ireland and moved to the States, thinking that it will just be for a while. Fast forward to today, through her company Connected Sponsor, Sheila helps event promoters monetize their events by building long standing relationships and partnerships with Sponsoring companies. Some events she promotes are Thrive, Archangel, ProfitCon, Perfect Life Retreat, MFA Live, Disruptive Innovation and Nor-Cal Fitness Summit.
Sheila always had an entrepreneurial spirit from when she was young. Some of her successful business ventures include Scalliwags, a children’s indoor playground and sought-after birthday party venue, and Government Deal Funding – both Real Estate Investing education companies and Affiliate Mastermind Group – an association bringing structure, innovation and collaboration to businesses in need and Connected Sponsors where she secures amazing sponsors for her clients and teaches others how to do the same. She was in Bill Glazers mastermind for several years and attributes a lot of her success to all that she learned through GKIC.
In this episode, we discuss:
What experiences and influences did Sheila have growing up?
The businesses that she previously had and why she decided to exit those?
What her business is about, her motivation behind it, and how it is a win+win+win situation?
What has changed in doing events during the pandemic? Has it helped the industry?
I hope you will find this episode as exciting and informative as I have. One of Sheila ‘s key to success is empathy, she believes that money is just database and it’s more important to deal with people, knowing that if you don’t have them, you don’t have anything. She also has tenacity, once she gets her teeth into something she doesn’t let go. Her dream is to own a business that is so powerful it can run on auto pilot.
Please let me know your thoughts!

Connect with Sheila Farragher-Gemma:

/ sheilafarraghergemma
Email: info@connectedsponsors

Steve Eschbach is founder and president of Eschbach Enterprises, Inc. (EE), a comprehensive business advisory firm focused on enhancing corporate value to take business owners to their next level of success. Through the various subsidiaries under the EE umbrella as well as the established affiliations/strategic partnerships he has established in his 40-plus years as a senior financial executive leader, Mr. Eschbach has the direct experience and/or knows subject matter professionals that enables business owners to continue to thrive. His companies over the years have represented both the sellers and buyers in dozens of business transactions over 40 years, ranging in size from under $100 thousand to over $15 billion, and in industries such as energy, technology, entertainment, healthcare management, retail and home services to name a few.

Building upon this, Mr. Eschbach is a published author, sought-after public speaker, audio and video podcast host at both the local and national levels and community leader – both past and present – on a number of community nonprofit boards and professional organizations. Mr. Eschbach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration degree in Investment Finance from the University of Hartford. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1989 and is an Illinois licensed producer in life/health insurance as well real estate.

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