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Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more t ...
 
The Recipe for SEO Success podcast helps you expand your understanding of all things Search Engine Optimisation and learn from experts you can trust. Listen to award winning SEO copywriting and Consultant Kate Toon chat with her expert guests about all things Google including: -Optimisation tips and techniques -The latest SEO news and updates -Real life SEO case studies and critiques -Focus on different aspects of SEO from link building and local to ecommerce and engagement.
 
Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
 
Elliott Davidson, the owner of Despreneur talks about the ways to build a business and design your own lifestyle you don’t need a vacation from. The goal of this podcast is to provide you real life stories to inspire your next move and support you with actionable and practical knowledge in design, entrepreneurship and technology fields. Elliott connects and talks with top designers, successful entrepreneurs and tech visionaries to unlock the knowledge that takes to build a successful busines ...
 
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Need a boost to get through tough times, or just meet a short-term goal? We’ve got you covered. Today, we share 5 specific ways you can inject some black ink into the ol’ profit and loss sheet — quickly, and at very little cost. These are all tactics we’ve used in our businesses, which you can use alone or in combinations. Best of all? None of them…
 
Need a boost to get through tough times, or just meet a short-term goal? We’ve got you covered. Today, we share 5 specific ways you can inject some black ink into the ol’ profit and loss sheet — quickly, and at very little cost. These are all tactics we’ve used in our businesses, which you can use alone or in combinations. Best of all? None of them…
 
Sometimes, you have to go the other way. Black Friday & Cyber Monday have become almost like holidays unto themselves. The only problem? The “tradition” of trampling each other for discount blenders or sending Amazon fulfillment centers into apocalypse mode isn’t right for every business. Not to mention, it has some serious drawbacks. Today, we exp…
 
Sometimes, you have to go the other way. Black Friday & Cyber Monday have become almost like holidays unto themselves. The only problem? The “tradition” of trampling each other for discount blenders or sending Amazon fulfillment centers into apocalypse mode isn’t right for every business. Not to mention, it has some serious drawbacks. Today, we exp…
 
Sometimes, the toughest thing about entrepreneurship is putting faith in other people. That’s especially true when you need to hire someone. None of us know how to do everything — creatives might not know how engineering works, graphic designers might not know SEO; the list goes on. So how can you build the best team when you haven’t played all the…
 
Sometimes, the toughest thing about entrepreneurship is putting faith in other people. That’s especially true when you need to hire someone. None of us know how to do everything — creatives might not know how engineering works, graphic designers might not know SEO; the list goes on. So how can you build the best team when you haven’t played all the…
 
This episode is a rerun - while I take a much-needed break from the pod, keep your SEO skills sharp by checking out one of my favourite episodes. International SEO is the process of optimising your website so that search engines can easily identify which countries you want to target and which languages you use for business. Most of us struggle with…
 
How do you get on Groupon? More importantly…should you? Groupon has a thriving business with a massive global reach. The only problem for you? Their revenue comes from drastically reducing yours. Groupon became a household name by selling vastly discounted products and services from companies who partner with them. But of course, there’s a huge ups…
 
How do you get on Groupon? More importantly…should you? Groupon has a thriving business with a massive global reach. The only problem for you? Their revenue comes from drastically reducing yours. Groupon became a household name by selling vastly discounted products and services from companies who partner with them. But of course, there’s a huge ups…
 
How can you build what you really want to build? Do you have the courage to put your vision ahead of metrics? The work ethic to give it your all? The flexibility to figure out what works for your company, even if it’s a little different? If that sounds like you, you’ll probably love Amir Salihefendic. The founder and CEO of Doist (that’s the parent…
 
How can you build what you really want to build? Do you have the courage to put your vision ahead of metrics? The work ethic to give it your all? The flexibility to figure out what works for your company, even if it’s a little different? If that sounds like you, you’ll probably love Amir Salihefendic. The founder and CEO of Doist (that’s the parent…
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Tired of staring at that blank word doc? Writing can be hard. It can be intimidating. But you’ve got knowledge to share, and potential customers to bring to your website. So how can you pump out great content, reliably? All you need is a system. Today, we show you how to get the good stuff out of your head and onto the page. With a relatively simpl…
 
Tired of staring at that blank word doc? Writing can be hard. It can be intimidating. But you’ve got knowledge to share, and potential customers to bring to your website. So how can you pump out great content, reliably? All you need is a system. Today, we show you how to get the good stuff out of your head and onto the page. With a relatively simpl…
 
It’s an age-old e-commerce debate: should you offer free shipping? There is a firm answer, but it’s not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Like so many things in business, it depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener decide whether to ship their high-end iPhone accessories at their own expense, or make the customer cover it. Is shipping …
 
It’s an age-old e-commerce debate: should you offer free shipping? There is a firm answer, but it’s not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Like so many things in business, it depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener decide whether to ship their high-end iPhone accessories at their own expense, or make the customer cover it. Is shipping …
 
Jesse Fink is the author of five non-fiction books and has been published in over 20 countries and 13 foreign languages. His most recent book, Pure Narco: Th real-life tales of Luis Antonio Navia aka 'El Senador', is out now. In this episode we unpack: - Fink's rise to prominence as a non-fiction author - the life and times of Luis Navia, a Cuban-A…
 
Is your business healthy? How do you know? For a small business, it can be hard to tell which metrics really matter. You can lose yourself down endless rabbit holes of analytics — without really gaining any useful insight. And as your business grows, the complexity of data grows too. Maybe the most useful question is: what metrics can you afford to…
 
Is your business healthy? How do you know? For a small business, it can be hard to tell which metrics really matter. You can lose yourself down endless rabbit holes of analytics — without really gaining any useful insight. And as your business grows, the complexity of data grows too. Maybe the most useful question is: what metrics can you afford to…
 
Why do some entrepreneurs win, while others…just don’t? If you ask reality TV star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the short answer is hustle — even though so many other factors are outside your control. Today, we review Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business. Packed with actionable, down-to-Earth advice, this book leaves no doubt…
 
Why do some entrepreneurs win, while others…just don’t? If you ask reality TV star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the short answer is hustle — even though so many other factors are outside your control. Today, we review Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business. Packed with actionable, down-to-Earth advice, this book leaves no doubt…
 
What is your business worst at? No one can be the best at everything. But to survive and thrive in business, we have to make a conscious effort to address our weak points. Whether it’s marketing, sales, support, or any other aspect of your business, you can always improve. Today, we explain how. With a shift in mindset, you can become the kind of e…
 
What is your business worst at? No one can be the best at everything. But to survive and thrive in business, we have to make a conscious effort to address our weak points. Whether it’s marketing, sales, support, or any other aspect of your business, you can always improve. Today, we explain how. With a shift in mindset, you can become the kind of e…
 
Workers have more options — which means small businesses have more opportunities. If the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining, it’s the “Great Resignation.” Across the globe, people are quitting jobs that aren’t fulfilling, challenging, or lucrative enough. Part of that has to do with an expanded social safety net, but there’s more to it than that…
 
Workers have more options — which means small businesses have more opportunities. If the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining, it’s the “Great Resignation.” Across the globe, people are quitting jobs that aren’t fulfilling, challenging, or lucrative enough. Part of that has to do with an expanded social safety net, but there’s more to it than that…
 
Paid advertising can supercharge your growth — or just drain your budget. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners has a problem. They’ve spent $20k on paid advertising, and gotten squat as a result. Facebook, Insta, YouTube, and more have produced nothing in terms of conversions, despite their dumping a used car’s worth of money into ads. What…
 
Paid advertising can supercharge your growth — or just drain your budget. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners has a problem. They’ve spent $20k on paid advertising, and gotten squat as a result. Facebook, Insta, YouTube, and more have produced nothing in terms of conversions, despite their dumping a used car’s worth of money into ads. What…
 
I was lucky enough to score an interview with one of my all-time SEO heroes, Mr. Rand Fishkin from Moz.com. I asked him a heap of useful small business SEO questions, and yes, even asked how he felt being an SEO heartthrob! Is it possible for small businesses to DIY their SEO? Other than Moz and of course the Recipe for SEO Success, what are your o…
 
Andrew Bogut is one of Australia’s most decorated basketball exports. He was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, won an NBA championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors, and spent 15 years honing his craft in the States, making about US$120M in career earnings. He also represented the Australian Boomers on three separate Olympic Ga…
 
You wouldn’t pay millions of dollars for a screenshot of the Mona Lisa from Google Images. But the original hanging in the Louvre is priceless, because there’s only one of those. Now apply that logic to digital files, and you can understand NFTs. Yes, people are spending millions of dollars for images of things you can see for free. That’s because …
 
You wouldn’t pay millions of dollars for a screenshot of the Mona Lisa from Google Images. But the original hanging in the Louvre is priceless, because there’s only one of those. Now apply that logic to digital files, and you can understand NFTs. Yes, people are spending millions of dollars for images of things you can see for free. That’s because …
 
She’s the best-selling author, thought leader, and all-around veteran of entrepreneurship whose advice helps and inspires millions. The one and only Dorie Clark is here to share some business wisdom! In this extended interview, Omar sits down with Dorie to discuss long-term strategic thinking, and Dorie’s new book on the topic: The Long Game: How t…
 
She’s the best-selling author, thought leader, and all-around veteran of entrepreneurship whose advice helps and inspires millions. The one and only Dorie Clark is here to share some business wisdom! In this extended interview, Omar sits down with Dorie to discuss long-term strategic thinking, and Dorie’s new book on the topic: The Long Game: How t…
 
Marketing starts with a name. Every product needs a name that doesn’t just express your company’s personality, but actively begins the marketing process. The name has to occupy a space in consumers’ minds, quickly, and create associations conducive to purchasing. After all, there’s no word-of-mouth without the right word. Today, we share a few “rul…
 
Marketing starts with a name. Every product needs a name that doesn’t just express your company’s personality, but actively begins the marketing process. The name has to occupy a space in consumers’ minds, quickly, and create associations conducive to purchasing. After all, there’s no word-of-mouth without the right word. Today, we share a few “rul…
 
Can you find customers on Quora? It’s one of the top Q&A-based sites, right up there with Reddit. Quora pages often rank high in search engine results for certain topics, which begs the question: should your business have a presence there? Quora allows you to post sponsored answers to questions in your niche. It’s also much more competitively price…
 
Can you find customers on Quora? It’s one of the top Q&A-based sites, right up there with Reddit. Quora pages often rank high in search engine results for certain topics, which begs the question: should your business have a presence there? Quora allows you to post sponsored answers to questions in your niche. It’s also much more competitively price…
 
It’s a $100 MBA Show first — Omar refuses to answer a listener’s question! You read that right. It’s Q&A Wednesday, but our intrepid host has finally found a question he just can’t bring himself to tackle. It’s not because he doesn’t know the answer. Rather, it’s because the question itself begs an even better one: Why would you ask family and frie…
 
It’s a $100 MBA Show first — Omar refuses to answer a listener’s question! You read that right. It’s Q&A Wednesday, but our intrepid host has finally found a question he just can’t bring himself to tackle. It’s not because he doesn’t know the answer. Rather, it’s because the question itself begs an even better one: Why would you ask family and frie…
 
What’s price anchoring? We’re so glad you asked. You’re probably doing it already — but maybe not as effectively as you could be. It’s an old-school sales move that can work for any business. It uses basic psychology to make the best case for buying your product or service. And best of all, it’s pretty easy to do! By creating the right mental conte…
 
What’s price anchoring? We’re so glad you asked. You’re probably doing it already — but maybe not as effectively as you could be. It’s an old-school sales move that can work for any business. It uses basic psychology to make the best case for buying your product or service. And best of all, it’s pretty easy to do! By creating the right mental conte…
 
Not in the real estate game? Maybe you should be. Real estate isn’t just for realtors, or full-time home-flippers. It’s a smart place to send cash you’ve earmarked for reinvestment. ‘Reinvestment’ can mean many things — including moves that don’t put cash directly into your business, but create overall stability. So how can you get started? Real es…
 
Not in the real estate game? Maybe you should be. Real estate isn’t just for realtors, or full-time home-flippers. It’s a smart place to send cash you’ve earmarked for reinvestment. ‘Reinvestment’ can mean many things — including moves that don’t put cash directly into your business, but create overall stability. So how can you get started? Real es…
 
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