Interview with Fred Castaneda of Struggling Entrepreneur, Part 2

While I'm on my honeymoon, I have a two-part conversation with Fred Casteneda, a podcasting machine! We talk about his passion, organization, and dialog in his podcasting empire. This is part 2 of our previous conversation.

About Fred Castaneda

Fred Castaneda is an Entrepreneur in the area of Podcasting, New Media, Social Media, as well as Personal Productivity and Time Management. He is currently the President of Matrix Solutions Corporation and has been a marketing consultant for the Small Business community.

After retiring from IBM, with over 31 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, Training, Podcasting, Video, New Media and Integrated Marketing Communications, he has also led several start-up firms since 1981.

Fred has several podcast series, including The Struggling Entrepreneur, as well as a Personal Productivity Course called Gain Control of Your Day. He also has also done audio narration of several published books at Fred is currently the Managing Director for the program Finance-For-Startups at He is also a senior partner for the Joint Venture called Entrepreneur-Tools-Online.

Fred has been a speaker at the 2009 Social Media Telesummit, as well as the 2009 and 2010 ProductCamp user-generated conferences (aka “unconferences”), as well as various PodCamps and e-lance-Camps since 2006 in Arizona, San Antonio, California and other venues.

He is a currently a PhD. Candidate in International Business, and he received both his M.B.A and B.A. degrees at Loyola University of Los Angeles. In the past 25 years, Fred has taught and spoken at various universities and colleges in subjects ranging from Foreign Currency Devaluations of International Business to high-tech directions in Personal Computing.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Fred served several tours as an Airborne Infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was later an educator and instructor for the Airborne’s Recondo School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after a combat tour of duty in Vietnam.

In addition to business-, productivity- and Entrepreneur-focused podcasts, Fred also publishes free podcasts to support the community of veterans’ organizations, as well as disadvantaged combat Veterans (such as and

In addition to his military, technical and sales careers, Fred also taught Dance at Loyola University and was the director of the performing Grupo Folklorico there. His free educational podcast of Arriba! Folklorico music and dance of Mexico covers the music and dance of the native and mestizo themes with a mixture of culture and entertainment.

Fred's podcasts

  1. Struggling Entrepreneur
  2. Gain Control of your Day (companion podcast)
  3. Gain control of your day PREMIUM podcast (6-month course seminar)
  4. Arriba! Folklorico Music and Dance of Mexico
  5. Austin Podcasters Meetup podcast
  6. Entrepreneur iPad users meetup podcast
  7. Community of Five podcast and main blog
  8. Entrepreneur Tools Online and main blog
  9. Jungle Warriors (premium content like an audiobook from the published work by Bobby Briscoe)
  10. Casablanca to VE-day: A paratroopers' memoirs (premium content like an audiobook from the published work by Darrell G. Harris)
  11. Finance for Startups free companion podcast
  12. Finance for Startups premium podcast (7-week course seminar)
  13. 82nd Airborne Division Association podcast
  14. Combat infantrymen's Association podcast

No live shows for a while

I got married! Although I will have prerecorded episodes still released on a schedule, this was the last live recording for a while. After I'm married, I may rearrange the Ramen Noodle™ and The Audacity to Podcast™ to be live on the same night.

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About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.
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