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"Love your work, dude." It's a saying that started in our shop and now I'm spreading the word through this podcast. My name is Jeff Estes and I am an entrepreneur that has created, operated and sold successful independent businesses since 2013. Join me as we take an in-depth look into the world of makers, small business owners and start-ups across the country. I am providing resources and insight for those who want to push the envelope of what it means to be a small business owner. Find insp ...
 
Are you at a point in your life where you feel like your stuck? Maybe your somebody that is knocking it out of the park and you want to take things to the next level. This podcast is about taking you from stuck to unstoppable, to taking something that is great and giving it that 2mm push to make it excellent. My name is Peter Szpakowski and I help people transform and maximize their lives and business. maximize their mindset. From Health and Fitness to their Career. Are you somebody that wan ...
 
Brandon C. White brings you weekly ACTIONABLE business building and Entrepreneur lessons he’s learned over 20+ years in the trenches of starting, raising money, scaling, selling two companies, working at two venture capital firms and teaches you the digital marketing strategies he learned from working in Marketing at a $220 billion internet company. It’s straight talk on life as an Entrepreneur with interviews of fellow founders, how to build a powerful mindset, body, how to build a business ...
 
Hustle and Glow Podcast is about the entrepreneurial journey. Being your best self with an online business is always challenging and exciting. In this new iteration of our podcast, we explore venture capital awareness for female entrepreneurs, confidence in the workspace, networking and the viewpoints of inspirational women. Together we rise-up in empowerment and entrepreneurialism activism. This is Hustle and Glow with Francesca Alexander
 
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Meetings, meetings, meetings. Sometimes we hate them, but... Meetings are a necessary element for any team running and growing a business. I lay out a framework we use that makes meetings more productive and reduces everyone's anxiety and frustration when they get that calendar invite. Quick question for you.... Are you the type of person who wants…
 
As much as we business owners hate it, we need lawyers. And... As painful as legal bills can be, I've learned the hard way... It's better to pay for a good attorney to do it right vs. paying one to fix something you screwed up because you were trying to save a few bucks. Listen in as Joe Tiano, who had a 20 year career as a lawyer before becoming a…
 
Learn how you as a business owner can save money on your business' taxes and put that money in your pocket tax free. You have the potential to save literally over $50,000 if you set this up for your company. Don't miss out! Quick question for you.... Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas? If you are yo…
 
Using a marketing premium to increase sales is an old school marketing technique that has just as much power to convert people into customers as it did twenty years ago. I explain how two companies use premiums successfully, and how one of them got me to buy their subscription product just two weeks ago. Copy these two examples to increase the sale…
 
Amer is an entrepreneur, former management at Yahoo, venture capitalist and currently CEO of a Celential AI, an artificial intelligence platform for recruiting located in Silicon Valley. Amer and talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, what he calls reluctant entrepreneurs and does it take being born one or can you learn it. Listen and see …
 
We've all read statistics about entrepreneurs that say most of their businesses fail in the first year. I decided to do some research of my own to see if this widely used statistic is true. I went to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, pulled the raw data and did the analysis for myself. Listen to this episode to hear what I found, I believe you'l…
 
If you're not accepting bitcoin for your business, you should be because it's going mainstream with companies like Tesla now not only accepting it, but holding it as an investment on their balance sheets. I explain how to accept bitcoin as well as a principle about accepting all forms of payment and why, even if it costs a percentage of your sales …
 
Tom McMurray is a retired venture capitalist from Sequoia Capital, angel investor and philanthropist. Tom lays out how venture capital works, advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to raise money, and shares some great Silicon Valley stories from when he and his partners from Sequoia funded some of the largest companies in the world like Apple, C…
 
Customer lifetime value (CLTV) is an important metric to measure as Entrepreneurs grow their company. In this episode I explain all about this key performance indicator (KPI). Specifically I go over: what CLTV is how to calculate CLTV how you can use CLTV to predict your sales growth and set revenue goals for your business how you can increase your…
 
Average revenue per user or average revenue per unit (ARPU) is the average amount of monthly revenue that you receive per user or per product. In this episode I explain all about this key performance indicator (KPI). Specifically I go over: what ARPU is how to calculate ARPU quickly the limitations of ARPU how you can use ARPU to predict your sales…
 
John Lee Dumas is an Entrepreneur, Founder and host of the award winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. With over 100 million listens of his 3000+ episodes, JLD has turned Entrepreneurs On Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and 7-figures of NET annual revenue 8-years in a row. In this rare sixty minute inter…
 
Google looks at hundreds of variables when ranking your website from the number of links to your site, what the anchor text of that link is, how long people stay on your site, how long your content is and... This one metric I outline in this episode that your website is likely suffering from. I describe the problem and give you a solution you can e…
 
I did thirty days of Facebook Live to see what would happen with our Facebook page and how it would effect our social media marketing. Listen in to learn the lessons I learned and how you can use them to improve your social media marketing and ultimately gain more customers and make more money for your business. If you enjoy this episode you'll als…
 
Your mind avoids pain at all costs, it's built into us from evolution. We're programmed to conserve energy at all costs and as Entrepreneurs aiming to change the world this can work against us sometimes. In order to override the pre-programming we Entrepreneurs need to create mindset habits that over ride these signals and take control of where we …
 
I've written a lot of business plans for my own businesses and reviewed a lot of business plans in my days as an angel investor and venture capitalist. I put together 5 common business plan mistakes you want to avoid. Fall into the trap and make these mistakes and you risk losing time, market share and money. If you enjoy this episode you'll also l…
 
Now and again we hear people talking about how important sleep is for our health and mental state. But... Often that sound advice is overshadowed by the marketing messages from so called "entrepreneurs" talking about how they only sleep 4hrs and are outworking everyone. Huh? I've studied sleep by reading real science and been monitoring my own slee…
 
The results from my 360 evaluation are in. Gia joins me to go over the feedback I received from all my team members. We asked everyone I work with three things: Four words to describe me. What I'm doing well. What I can improve on. Gia explains what software she used to implement the evaluation, collect results and then we discuss all the results. …
 
Paying a lawyer can be expensive and it pains me when I see the bill. What's more painful? Making legal mistakes that cost 10x and even more importantly suck up your time and set your business back from making progress. I lay out 5 legal mistakes I've learned over my entrepreneur career that you want to avoid at all costs. Listen to this episode an…
 
I explain how I use a 360 evaluation to become a better CEO and better leader. I give you the 3 simple questions to ask and how to set it up in minutes. Be warned, you need to be able to take some tough love because you might not always get the feedback you think. But, in the end it's better for you so you can lead your team more effectively and fo…
 
We Entrepreneurs are always so excited about turning our idea into a business, or taking our business and scaling it to the moon, that we will do about anything to get our idea funded. The challenge with that is that taking money from venture capitalists, or any investor, is just like getting married. Before any of us would get married to anyone, w…
 
Sometimes we hear a marketing idea or approach so many times that we take it as fact and don't challenge it. Then we follow it and in the process miss out on making sales that could be growing our revenue and as importantly our profits. You're likely following at least two if not all of these marketing myths and they're holding back your sales grow…
 
Email is one of those things we have a love-hate relationship. It's a fact of life in the business world and it's not going away any time soon. I've tried maybe a hundred different approaches on how to deal with my inbox. In this episode I lay out my three best email productivity hacks for Apple mail users. Gmail users, don't feel left out. I have …
 
Let's face it, we all want to look good and video calls aren't always the most flattering events. And with more business meetings being done via Zoom it makes sense to make a few investments to make us look better. In my quest to cover up my occasional un-showered appearance, I discovered this one setting that takes about fifteen seconds to turn on…
 
Yea yea, we've all heard the same old thing about new year's resolutions. Every. Single. Year. This is a new approach to new years resolutions that I've been using with success. I know it will work for you as well because it's based on psychology. Happy New Year! Here's to a prosperous one. f you enjoy this episode you'll also love our print newsle…
 
Putting this one word into action allows me to 10x my productivity and it can do the same for you. Productivity tool link mentioned in the episode to try after listening. If you enjoy this episode you'll also love our print newsletter... Build a Business Success Secrets. Check it out today, it's FREE. More Information on Build a Business Success Se…
 
Part 4 how I started, built and sold my online business. This is a section of a book I'm writing with the working title, "This way. Living, Loving and Finding Your 'insert your first name here' - Ness. I lay out my journey from start to finish. How I... Started with just an idea Built the site Built an audience Marketed the site online and off Rais…
 
Part 3 step by step how I started, built and sold my online business. This is a section of a book I'm writing with the working title, "This way. Living, Loving and Finding Your 'insert your first name here' - Ness. I lay out my journey from start to finish. How I... Started with just an idea Built the site Built an audience Marketed the site online…
 
Part 2 step by step how I started, built and sold my online business. This is a section of a book I'm writing with the working title, "This way. Living, Loving and Finding Your 'insert your first name here' - Ness. I lay out my journey from start to finish. How I... Started with just an idea Built the site Built an audience Marketed the site online…
 
It's all here, step by step how I started, built and sold my online business. This is a section of a book I'm writing with the working title, "This way. Living, Loving and Finding Your 'insert your first name here' - Ness. I lay out my journey from start to finish. How I... Started with just an idea Built the site Built an audience Marketed the sit…
 
Patience. Everyone says you should have it. Entrepreneurs don't like that advice. We believe the world needs our idea today, not tomorrow and people should have our product now. Here's what I learned about a product idea I had about twenty four years ago, how it came to life in the last year and is taking off (finally) and what you can learn from i…
 
Learn how to quit your job and start your own business with Courtney Brand Founder of Lighthouse Ever wonder how to leave your corporate career and make the leap to entrepreneurship and run your own business? Wonder if it's even the right thing to do if you're killing it in your corporate career but you're just not happy? Courtney opens up and tell…
 
Everyone is working from home now and finding it's not as easy as it sounded. Good news is that I've been working from a home office for most of career and I found this free app will zone you in like nothing else I've found. Add in this free site on YouTube you'll be in an amazing productive zone. Give these free apps a try and let me know what you…
 
This is episode 3 of goal setting. If you have not listened to episode 26 and 27 go and listen to those now. 90% of people fail at the point they set the goal. Why do people fail the minute they set a goal for themselves? I discuss how I have transformed my goal setting strategies that have allowed me to become successful at 90% of my goals. That i…
 
"Goals. There's No Telling What You Can Do When You Get Inspired By Them. There's No Telling What You Can Do When You Believe In Them. And There's No Telling What Will Happen When You Act Upon Them." Jim Rohn Most of our goals are only an inspiration. Seldom do we believe in them, rarely do the work we need to do to achieve them. My free goal semin…
 
I started podcasting before it was podcasting, that was 1997-98 time frame. A lot has changed in the podcast world since then... Learn about the history of podcasting, how I used it to grow my first business and how Pat Flynn and his podcasting course got be back into the game after a take a break for a few years with Build a Business Success Secre…
 
I've known Tony since college when we were both Psychology majors. We catch up in this fun conversation covering start-ups, building companies, productivity, online marketing, life and lessons he's learned over his twenty plus years an a successful entrepreneur. Tony has had an amazing entrepreneur career, sold several companies, raised a record br…
 
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" - Dolly Parton Not every day is always sunshine and rainbows. Some days it just feels like a rain down pour. If we really want the rainbow we need to deal with those days or those things that are difficult, things that we don't want to do, hit those head on and the sun will…
 
What makes a good goal? Most goals fail. We all have goals. Many times it is just a thought in our head. 99% of these never get accomplished. 90% of goals we write down don't get accomplished? Why? They were not good goals from the start. They lacked key components. They lacked the true mindset needed to accomplish the goals. Over the past 30 years…
 
Be sure to subscribe to this podcast. We have been focusing on goal setting and you will want to make sure you check out my other podcast called Make An Impact where I am discussing Goal Setting for 2020. November is the time to do that. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-an-impact-transformation-of-your-life-and-business/id1489789229 Also …
 
Jenna and Jeremy Chipps share how they found the courage to sell everything, buy an RV, start a travel blog, and live the digital nomad life. We talk about what it's been like, how they approach their Quench Your Adventure media business, how they keep up with social media posts, come up with content ideas, how they grew their Instagram followers, …
 
Will and Trevor met in college and always wanted to build a welding business together. Through some long conversations on Trevor's way home from working for someone else, they built a plan. Listen in to how they planned their business and made it happen and created Dexter Welding. They talk about how they use their business plan to consistently gro…
 
Wyatt got into the barbecue restaurant business because of his love of cooking outside after spending years in kitchens in San Francisco getting yelled at by talented, but hot headed chefs. Listen in to learn his journey from working in kitchens, to being a sales representative for a surf board company to buying a grill, some meat and launching his…
 
“Be prepared to reinvent yourself. Be prepared to go out on a limb occasionally, and be prepared to do the things that you feel strongly about.” —Hillman Curtis It takes desire and it take intention to really go out and reinvent yourself. Be prepared to go out on a limb and really push yourself to transform and make an impact on reinventing yoursel…
 
When Overachievers & VA's Disconnect How many times have you been disappointed in loading up a directive email to your assistant or virtual assistant only to be ignored or not completed?In this podcast, we uncover why VA's are not achieving their task and what is behind the confusion. I will show you simple, actionable steps on how to create a trul…
 
Learn how Sophia turned her artistic talent of turning secondhand clothing into fresh pieces of art and turned into a side hustle business by founding MoonTown Paints based in Half Moon Bay California. Sophia shares her entrepreneur journey, how she leverages Instagram and Facebook as her marketing channels and doesn't spend a cent on paid ads, how…
 
November is the time to start setting goals or resolutions for 2021 or next year. Now is the best time no matter what month it is. But for annual goals there are 7 categories you should set goals in. If not your life is like a tire with flat spots and it will give you a bumpy ride. Make sure your wheel or your life is well rounded so you have a smo…
 
Tommy entered a business plan competition in college, won it and used his business plan and $5,000 in prize money to launch VNTR surfing clothing company and later Tommy Tsunami Surfing School with his brother Peter. Tommy shares how he came up with the idea for his companies, how he learned to make and design clothing, a bunch of mistakes he made …
 
"The people who change the world are the people want to and the people who don't wait too." John Maxwell So many people have thoughts of helping the world. In reality only 1% of those people actually act on those thoughts. Imagine if we just increased the number of times we do something nice for people, where we help people in some way. Our world w…
 
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