Jim Jozwiak


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Episode 77: You’ve Got to Know Your Numbers, with Jim Jozwiak

Jim Jozwiak has been an entrepreneur all his life. Starting young as a professional trumpet player for 25 years, Jim worked with some of the giants in the entertainment world. 17 time Grammy award winner Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and scores of others, including playing at President Clinton’s first inaugural in Washington D.C. In 1984, Jim founded Band For Today which is an outsource company for music education to schools. In 2013 the company went national and is now running in 15 cities in 5 states. In the 30 years since the company was founded, Band For Today has provided music education for over 30,000 students. Jim and his wife Leah have three children who are also successful entrepreneurs in the music business. Daughter Brittany was seen by 10 million people on American idol performing behind Diddy, along with backing Nicki Minaj. Son Nick recently performed at the Bern Switzerland Jazz Festival and youngest daughter Kelly who plays professionally in Chicago.

In today’s episode, we’ll be taking a question from our Level Up community, my free Facebook group.

Some highlights include:

Celeste has a question about how mompreneurs can sell in their business without being the ones to sell themselves. Who do they need to hire? How should that person be paid? (minute 0:00)

Meet my friend Jim Jozwiak, founder of Band for Today. Jim has the perfect situation for what Celeste is asking for. At minute 2:00, I introduce you to Jim and let him explain how he has used a commission-based system with great results.

There are no rules when it comes to commission. At minute 18:00, Jim and I talk about different ways you can set up your business.

There are some things to be aware of when setting up a model like this. At minute 25:00, Jim talks about some of these issues.

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