Monday Mosh Pit (Entrepreneur Style) - Featuring Louie Baur

You know you love music. You know you love your biz. What better end to a kick ass week than a jam session with other entrepreneurs that love what they do as much as you love what you do? Come party at the Garage Party one night and see where it takes you. You never know who's path you'll cross and the gifts they'll come bearing! You know what I'm doing now: Shutting up. Because I want you to meet some amazing entrepreneurs and some killer tunes this week!

Aliza Stein Aliza Stein

Meet the badass love child of strategy and storytelling! Aliza Stein’s A Freaking Great Company aims to be the secret weapon of choice for entrepreneurs. But ONLY if you’re in the biz of hustle, ambition and general online foolery.

Say hi to fellow badass, Aliza Stein! And check out one of our few international shares!


 Candice Blaesing

Love affiliate marketing AND the arts? Connect with Candice Blaesing! She’s a marketing and PR ass-kicker ready to help you make money on da interwebs! Check out her kickin’ song and her site! (WHICH has gorgeous, romantic roses! And shut up…even badasses love roses like that!)


Cathy Miller Cathy Miller

Fellow biz writer, Cathy Miller’s got 30+ years experience in web/print business writing & healthcare, wellness & employee benefits…she knows how to help you keep it simple, clear & uniquely yours. Check out her kick ass song and her site!


Rebecca Tracey Rebecca Tracey

Chick? Offer retreats? Or want to? Check out Rebecca Tracey’s Retreat Retreat and walk away knowing how to rock yours so you can kill it at the bank while you get PAID TO TRAVEL! Heeeeelllloooooo?? Check out Rebecca’s site…and her song!


Juan Ortiz Juan Ortiz

You couldn’t meet a better dude. Juan Ortiz is a digital media content specialist (that means he’ll help you rock your content across the digital landscape) and he rocks at what he does. Check out Juan’s digs and his KICK ASS song!


ColinFBarnes Colin F. Barnes

Meet a man who has worked in rat-infested workshops, and scoured the back streets of London looking for characters and stories for his techno thrillers and sci-fi titles. Colin’s a high-tech, high-thrill writer that you’re going to love! I’m proud to present his favorite tune and his books…check them out!

Get a free novel here!


Louie Baur | Badass'D Biz+Ink Louie Baur

I gotta tell ya. ANYONE who has "miscreant" in their bio is ACE with me. Meet our Surprise VIP, Louie Baur! You may know him as Long Beach Louie. He’s a skateboarder. He’s a biker. He’s a Desert Storm vet. And true to his bio, he’s chosen a song that reps the rep! This dude’s Instagram, awesome. His taste in bikes, impeccable. And his tunes, rockin’! Welcome to the Garage Party, Louie!


Plug in to the Official Garage Party Spotify Playlist

Super party Friday night! Loaded with colorful entrepreneurs who dig what they do and have a blast kickin' it. Now, it's your turn...share and/or comment on this post to let them know you're digging their work, too! Then, email me at tania(at) to grab your spot on an upcoming Garage Party VIP list! See you soon!

Kick Ass!

Tania Dakka |Badass'D Biz+Ink



Monday Mosh Pit (Entrepreneur Style) - Featuring Bob Burg

Whether your poison is Mudvayne or Bach, as long as you're an entrepreneur with a kick ass attitude, you can be on the Garage Party. And if you're on the Garage Party, your shares will be emblazoned in the Monday Mosh Pit post so that anyone who had a date and may have missed how cool you are on Friday can catch it on Monday when things look a little clearer. :) You work hard. For yourself and your I want to show you off and brag to the world about what you're doing! And if you haven't been a Garage Party VIP yet, you need to be one. Email me (tania (at) taniadakka (dot) com) with your favorite song and a link you want pimped, you'll be added to an upcoming party. Which, by the way, if you have plans to hit the Claddaugh for drinks, is not a problem, only your link NEED appear. Howevz, it is soooooooo much more fun when you do play with us!

You know what I'm doing now: SHUTTING UP. Meet these 7 cool entrepreneurs and enjoy the music that moves them.

DraganDragan Sutevski

Our first guess was one of the first to welcome me to Twitter. Please welcome Dragan Sutevski. Dragan teaches you to innovate your own future and take it into your own hands. Gotta love that!

Check out Dragan and his Rain Man Theme by Hans Zimmer


EricaErica Lieber

Meet Erica Lieber. Her other half has a LUSCIOUS place YOU can rent in San Pedro, Belize that overlooks the bluest of blue oceans and is called: NIRVANA. Check it out and drool! Say hi to Erica and enjoy this oldie :) **UPDATE: The home is sold and is no longer for rent by the Liebers.**


Jon WilkeningJon Wilkening

This next dude’s photographs will put you right in the middle of the subject. You can get your OWN breathtaking single editions of some of his shots. Warning: The shot of “Dark Matter” will suck you right into the ocean.

Say hi to Jon! And dig on his tune!


Bhavik HariaBhavik Haria

I’m soooo diggin’ Bhavik Haria’s videography skills. He’s going to make your biz look UHMAYZING (assuming you’re in UK like Andy and Gertraud :) )…check him out and check out his tune by R. Kelly!


ImranSiddiqImran Siddiq

Like fiction? Imran's prolific when it comes to self-publishing books, but he also wants to give you the tools to do the same with his latest non-fiction work: Simple Creative Writing Book, which you can get free until April 7, 2014! Say hi to Imran and grab his book!


Anthony ThompsonAnthony Thompson

Want to HUMANIZE your digital experience?? Anthony's going to help you do that. Because people connect with people, not avatars. Check out Anthony's awesome oldie and say hi!

Oh, and see what he has to say about this in his "The Facebook Crush" ebook!


Bob Burg | Badass'D Biz+InkBob Burg

What can I say about our Surprise VIP,  Bob Burg? He's a man you want to know. He's kind, caring, and he works for the good of the furry citizens of the world. He authored 9 books (so far!), like the Go-Giver and Endless Referrals. And he sits on the Board of Directors for Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic, helping sweet pets find deserving homes.

Say hi to Bob and enjoy his most kick-ass tune, Kashmir! (swoon!)


The Official Garage Party Spotify Playlist

That's it for this week's AMAZING entrepreneurs...lots of cool music and even more badassery! Claim your spot as an upcoming Garage Party VIP by dropping your deets! And don't forget to follow the Official Garage Party Spotify playlist!

Kick ass! Tania Dakka |Badass'D Biz+Ink

Monday Mosh Pit (Entrepreneur Style!) - 2nd Edition

VIPs? Parties? Music? What's that have to do with being an entrepreneur?? is the tie that binds. Many of us live and breathe our businesses and music is a great way to find those that are as passionate about their biz as we are. Thus, a love of music has led us to the weekly Garage Party and the Garage Party's now led us to the Monday Mosh Pit. :) This is where you'll find the VIP entrepreneurs who were cool enough to join in by sharing their favorite tunes for Friday night's social shares.

You never know what will happen at a Garage Party, either! Books have been sold, tribes have grown, and money has been made. Three great reasons to get in on the fun! (So email me your deets if you've never been a VIP and get listed on the bill next week :) )

Without further adieu, let's meet the coolios who headlined Friday night:

Keith Griffis | Badass'D Biz+Ink

Keith Griffis, Garage Party VIP & AwesomeSauce Embodied

Keith Griffis helps you turn your passion into a profitable business. And he has an awesome resource on building membership sites at Learn how to get members (read: dolla dolla bills, baby!) with Keith's free ebook, "Get Members" (Whoa! Imagine what you're going to walk away with after reading that!)

So...GO! Sign up! And start building your dreams tonight :)


Faith Evangeline | Badass'D Biz+Ink

Faith Evangeline, Garage Party VIP and Jewelry Genius

Faith Evangeline designs my kinda body decorations! You know, goth, unique, badass? She’s the jewelry designer behind the unique expressions she shares on Facebook and her site, Evil Pawn Jewelry. And her work's been featured in dozens of print and online media!

Check her amazing creations and like her page, if you dare ;)


American Hitmen | Badass'D Biz+InkAmerican Hitmen, Garage Party VIPs and Musical Warriors

Check out their song here (Sorry, no YouTube vid for this one)

The American Hitmen have a backstory you wouldn’t believe: They started in Fallujah, Iraq, amidst a battle, playing for their brethren in hopes to lift their spirits after long days of fighting! Wow! Can you believe that? Check out their tune and their site


Maiden Leather | Badass'D Biz+Ink

Maiden Leather, Garage Party VIP and Leather Master

Want badass? This chick’s rockin’ the leather designs over at Maiden Leather! She creates handcrafted goods for just about anything from bags to motorcycle accessories! Check her out on Facebook or at!


Sari | Badass'D Biz+Ink

Sari, Garage Party VIP and Parenting Wizard

Are you a parent who wants to learn to better fit your kids' needs with your own needs? Our next guest has got your back! She's preparing to launch an ebook about responsive parenting that will help you find out what your kids need and give it to them – without going insane. The soundtrack is provided by her friend Anni, who is releasing her new double EP album soon.

Check out this jazzy track and fall in love with Anni.


Jordan Chaney | Badass'D Biz+Ink

Jordan Chaney, Garage Party VIP and Youth Leadership Helmsman

Meet my new friend Jordan Chaney of the Urban Poets Society! He's busy in the great state of Washington helping build youth leadership skills and community through the arts. He's working hard on building sponsorships to help the kids in his region build their confidence, knowledge and business savvy to become great leaders.

Now, who can't support that?? Stop by his Facebook page and check it out!


David Siteman Garland | Badass'D Biz+Ink

David Siteman Garland, Garage Party VIP and Mediapreneur Badass

Badass David Siteman Garland helps the mediapreneur grow their audience and make more MOULA, baby! He’s got an amazing course running over at Create Awesome Online Courses

Get your free spot now and turn your blog, podcasts, or web show into mo’ CASH!

Check David out!

Here's the Spotify #GarageParty Playlist so you can put these entrepreneurs in your ear effortlessly :)

That's this week's lineup! FULL of badassery and awesome! Hope you enjoyed meeting these peeps and have found someone that you can learn from, collaborate with, or buy from! And if you want to get your biz featured, like these guys did, in front of 2600+ entrepreneurs who may be looking for what you have to offer, email me your favorite song, the link you want promoted, and a sentence about what you do to :)

Tell me...which tune resonated with YOU the most?