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Practical business lessons for the real world.

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Great pod! Really quick short pod with loads of helpful information!

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Just came across this podcast, a few episodes in and I’m hooked.

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Quick helpful Info!

By njwilson32 - Jan 24 2020
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Great pod! Really quick short pod with loads of helpful information!

Great listen

By MarioG8 - Jan 05 2020
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Just came across this podcast, a few episodes in and I’m hooked.
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Rank #1: MBA858 Are You A Good Enough Leader?

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To succeed, a business needs competent leadership. But what makes a great leader? Is it drive? Is it the confidence to bear authority? Or is leadership about more than just ambition? Today we discuss 8 key personal characteristics that define great leadership, from confidence to emotional intelligence. As our own software company, WebinarNinja, grows, we’ve found that leadership is more important than ever.

Leadership is about far, far more than power. It’s about open-mindedness, empathy, and the ability to inspire productivity rather than demand it. We believe leadership is a matter of learned behavior— behavior that can be consciously nurtured. We believe leadership is a choice that every entrepreneur can make, not an inborn trait that entitles someone to authority. And we believe that if you can develop the personality traits discussed here, you can lead your business anywhere. Click play!

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Jan 16 2017

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Rank #2: MBA1323 Guest Teacher: Shaan Patel- How To Build A 7-Figure Side Hustle Without Quitting Your Full-Time Day Job

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Interested in entrepreneurship, but afraid to quit your day job? We’ve got incredible news: you don’t have to. 

This week’s special guest, Shaan Patel, built a multimillion-dollar business on the side, while working full-time as a doctor. He’s the cofounder of ClearHat digital marketing, a best-selling author, and a successful Shark Tank contestant — and he did it all without giving up his 9-to-5.

Today, Patel explains exactly what it takes to build a viable, profitable business in your spare time. From finding your niche, to marketing efficiently, to taking your first steps, Patel’s got the strategies that work. 

And yes, he also explains how to find the time!

You don’t have to risk it all to start your own business. With a little discipline, a little creativity, and a smart approach, you can venture into entrepreneurship without losing your stable income. Patel did it; others have done it. How about you? Click Play!


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Aug 05 2019

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Rank #3: MBA1229 How Paying Yourself First Puts Your Business First

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It’s often said that the captain should go down with the ship. What we don’t say too often is that if the captain goes down, the ship is likely to follow.

Taking care of your own financial needs is not an act of selfishness. It’s not a sign of disloyalty to your team. It doesn’t mean that you’re not putting yourself on the line for your business. It means that you’re keeping yourself strong enough to lead your company.

If you can’t afford to pay you, you won’t be able to pay anyone else for long.

Today, we discuss how the “pay yourself last” model is a recipe for disaster. Your own financial (and emotional) health is one of the pillars of your business. Self-preservation, therefore, isn’t self-centered.

Stable, happy leaders are in a position to make better decisions and take smart risks. Entrepreneurs who aren’t sure how to pay the rent…not so much. Hear all about it — Click Play!

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Mar 26 2019

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Rank #4: MBA852 Stop Trying To Discover Your Passion [REBROADCAST]

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Passion is overrated. That’s the message we’ve been pushing for a while now, and it’s gotten no less controversial. That’s why we’re airing this archived episode that inspired quite a bit of feedback! While following your passion is a nice idea, it’s definitely not a requirement for an entrepreneur. Instead, we advocate a different approach- one centered on identifying your value to the market. Forget the passion. Find the value! Click play!

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Dec 29 2016

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Rank #5: MBA1184 What Customers Really Want

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What do your customers want? If you don’t have the answer to that question, you don’t have a business.

It may sound obvious, but entrepreneurs overlook this question way too often. When creating our products and building our businesses, it’s strangely easy to forget about being customer-centered. We fall in love with our own ideas, our own visions, and we forget that success means discovering, defining, and fulfilling customers’ wishes.

Today, we discuss how to keep your eye on the ball of customer desire. By focusing on their problems (instead of your ideas), you can build a foundation of sustainability for your business. We’ll show you how to assess your business for customer-centeredness, and help you figure out exactly what you need to promise (and deliver) to win your audience over.

Remember: it’s not about you. Click Play!

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Jan 22 2019

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Rank #6: MBA976 How to Build a Business On The Side P1

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You want to build your own business, but you already have a job. And you don’t want to lose it (just yet).

You’re not the only one. Building your business on the side while maintaining your primary income isn’t just common, it’s smart! So how can you invest the time and resources necessary to really start a business? Can you make real progress with nothing but your nights and weekends?

We’ll show you how —  exactly the way we did.

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on building your business on the side. Today’s and tomorrow’s episodes are PACKED with detailed information on how to manage your schedule, stay productive, and minimize personal financial risk while plotting your escape from the 9-to-5. By keeping your day job and putting in a good ol’ fashioned side-hustle, you can pursue your business with a safety net in place.

Start playing the long game now. Click Play!

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Apr 05 2018

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Rank #7: MBA1098 Must Read: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Ready to take on social media marketing?

Gary Vaynerchuk is a teacher, leader, best-selling author, and an omnipresence on social media. The man is everywhere in the online entrepreneurial space. His book Crush It was an instant classic, and an inspiration to countless independent business people.

Now, he’s back with a sequel, and it’s this week’s Must-Read: Crushing It.

We love this book for several reasons, but mostly because it challenged our viewpoints. Anyone who listens to this podcast knows we don’t buy the hype when it comes to social media, taking a restrained approach to Facebook, Twitter, and the rest. But Crushing It forced us to reconsider our approach, and ultimately have a little more respect for the power of the medium.

We learned some things from Crushing It, and so can you.

Today, we discuss this book’s lessons on the usefulness of social media, how to choose the right platform for your business, and Vaynerchuk’s 7 principles of producing great content. Crushing It is the ultimate guide to personal branding, from a highly successful consultant, speaker, and thought leader. Hear what you can learn — Click Play!



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Sep 24 2018

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Rank #8: MBA1074 Can You Start a Business With No Experience?

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Everyone has to start somewhere.

If you’ve never built a business before, can you really pull it off? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.

However, your odds of success will depend on your willingness to face certain hard truths, do some hard work, and otherwise face down some difficulty. That doesn’t mean it has to be endlessly stressful — it just means you have to know what you’re getting into.

Today, we share exactly what you need to do in order to get your feet wet, establish yourself as an entrepreneur, and earn your stripes. Your entire perspective, your entire mindset, might have to shift. But you can do this.

Our host Omar would know. He transitioned from conventional employment to entrepreneurship, and failed many times along the way. What he learned, you can apply. Get past the intimidation. Grow your confidence. Get ready to start your first business. Click Play!



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Aug 21 2018

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Rank #9: MBA1326 How to Please Your Customers in Their First 5 Minutes

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It might’ve taken months, or more, to earn a customer’s business — but you don’t have that long to make sure you keep it.

The first phase after the initial transaction is where the most important impressions are made. Before the purchase, the customer’s excitement about your product is theoretical. Once money has changed hands, though, it’s reality time. Either this customer will get the most out of your product and trust you for the long haul, or not.

If not, you’re wasting some of your investment in sales and marketing. 

Churn kills. The customers you have are a far greater source of revenue than the customers you don’t have yet. Treat them right from the jump, and you invest in something that will sustain your business for years. Today, we’ll discuss how to give your new customers the early wins and immediate satisfaction that kicks off a long, mutually beneficial relationship.

When the cash register rings, you’ve got one more sale to make: the one you just made. Tune in, and learn how. Click Play!

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Aug 08 2019

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Rank #10: MBA1533 Guest Teacher – Rich Allen – How to Explain How Your Business Works Using a Bike

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Communication is everything when you’re leading a team. So how can you better explain why everyone’s work matters?

With a bicycle.

Rich Allen is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and consultant whose success in small business has a lot to do with great team management. His bike analogy is the centerpiece of a results-driven approach that lets every employee know where they fit into the bigger picture.

In other words, a bike is more than the sum of its parts – and so is your business.

Today, Rich is here to go into detail about the bike, and how you can use this powerful analogy to get the most from your team. Ditch the “my job”  mindset and cultivate what Rich calls “radical engagement.” 

Sometimes, it all  starts with a better way of explaining things. Click Play!



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May 25 2020

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Rank #11: MBA1276 How to Stop Procrastination Every Time

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You’ll get around to it…right?

Of course not. Procrastination is a classic business-killer, one that’s derailed many an entrepreneurial dream before it even got anywhere. The road to independent success is littered with fallen entrepreneurs who just never got around to this, that, or the other thing.

If that’s a problem for you, it’s time to address it. Now.

Avoidance, conscious or otherwise, is a common problem. To beat it, you have to understand why you’re doing it, and develop a crucial skill: catching yourself doing it. With the system we discuss today, you can train yourself to get the ball rolling on anything, anytime.

Learn our step-by-step method to see procrastination coming, cut it off, and leave it in the dust. Get business handled, from the first minute. Click Play!

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May 30 2019

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Rank #12: MBA955 Q&A Wednesday: How did you know it was time to quit your job?

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Entrepreneurship: how long should you look before you leap?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a great question for everyone on the verge of leaving their day job behind: how do you know when it’s time? Our host Omar was an educator for many years before he finally decided to trade in all that security for a shot at independent success. But he didn’t just drop his chalk and walk out — he created an action plan based on solid information and rational goals.

Tune in, and learn when — and how — to quit your day job. We discuss exactly what steps to take, review the deciding factors, and give you the framework for a smooth transition from the 9 to 5. Click Play!

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Mar 07 2018

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Rank #13: MBA1517 How To Move From Working In Your Business to Working On Your Business + Free Ride Friday

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You’ve built a business. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to stop building it.

Seriously.

One trap entrepreneurs fall into is failing to take Marshall Goldsmith’s old advice: “What got you here won’t get you there.” In this case, it means hanging on to responsibilities that shouldn’t be yours anymore — things you handled at the beginning, but only because there was no one else.

In other words, it’s time to let others work so you can lead.

Today, we’ll discuss what tasks you should be handing off to your team. Your role as founder has to be sharply defined, or you’ll end up being sucked into endless day-to-day stuff that keeps your business running, but doesn’t move it forward. 

If you’re not ready to expand your team accordingly, that’s ok too. We’ll discuss alternatives, as well as how to map out a long-term plan for making the right hires. The goal: to have everyone in your company — including you — doing only what they’re best at, not just what needs to be done.

Plus, we’ll offer a few tips on where to turn for even more help, inspiration, and advice for finally, truly taking the lead. Click Play!



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May 01 2020

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Rank #14: MBA1431 What Will Stop You From Making 2020 a Success

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This is your year…unless it isn’t.

We all hit January wide-eyed and full of big plans. But why do some entrepreneurs hit the goals they set, while others don’t? Why do some businesses actually make the progress their founders envision, while the rest of us keep dreaming? 

What’s stopping us?

Today, we’re discussing a few things that get entrepreneurs off track. Year after year, a few common pitfalls derail all the would-be could-be independent business people, leaving them right where they started come December. 

The good news? You can neutralize these notorious derailers pretty easily.

We’ve got some almost shockingly simple steps you can take to preempt interference from these business-killers. With some basic mental adjustments, you can get on course, stay on course, and end 2020 with milestones reached — not wished for.

Don’t wait ‘till February to make these adjustments. Start 2020 on track, and keep it that way. Click Play!

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Jan 02 2020

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Rank #15: MBA1178 Must Read- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

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Where is your small business going? More importantly, how is it getting there?

The author of this week’s Must-Read for entrepreneurs, Gino Wickman, has an answer. Traction: How to Get a Grip on Your Business is far more than its title lets on. It’s not just advice. It’s not just inspiration. It’s an instruction manual with detailed, specific steps any entrepreneur can take to get their business moving.

Whether you’re a solopreneur or helming a large team, this incredibly practical book can teach you how to structure your business and its processes for maximum effect. Even better, Wickman teaches a values-centered approach to business, one that ties your core beliefs and mission to your success.

Anyone starting or running their own business can learn something from Traction. Best of all, it’ll be something concrete. Click Play!

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Jan 14 2019

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Rank #16: MBA1307 How To Stop Second Guessing Yourself + Free Ride Friday!

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If there’s one quality every entrepreneur needs, it’s decisiveness.

Going into business for yourself is a bold decision, the first of many. As an entrepreneur, you’ll have so many important decisions to make — and you don’t have time to mull them over for too long. For every huge call you have to make, there’s another one coming just around the corner, so confidence is key.

With the stakes high, doubt can creep in. That leaves all of us at risk for a common entrepreneurial ailment: Analysis Paralysis.

We can help. Today, we’ll help you learn the difference between healthy self-questioning and harmful self-doubting. We’ll discuss specific, strategic ways to deal with Analysis Paralysis, and where to reach out for support. This episode will help you win the psychological battle that every entrepreneur has to fight sometimes.

As independent business people, we don’t have someone making decisions for us. Learn how to focus on decision-making as a skill, rather than obsessing over individual decisions. Learn what it takes to make the call, every time, with confidence. Click Play!

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Jul 12 2019

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Rank #17: MBA1314 5 Low Cost Ways to Boost Team Morale

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Motivation: it’s not all about the money.

When you’re running a lean startup, every cent counts — and there often aren’t that many of them. Plugging away day after day for a long-term result can get tiring, even demotivating for your staff. So how can you keep your team genuinely excited about what they do, and wanting to do their best?

Today, we’ve got 5 answers to that question.

We’ve built our own businesses from the ground up, and couldn’t always afford big trips or fancy dinners. We’ve learned from experience that (besides money) appreciation is the most valuable thing you can offer a dedicated employee. By going out of your way to show someone how much they’re valued, you invest in a productive relationship.

Money buys their work. But appreciation buys their best work.

Check out our creative, low-cost ways to show the love, and see how they work for your team. Click Play!

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Jul 23 2019

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Rank #18: MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

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Sometimes, you consult exciting new voices in business leadership. Sometimes, you consult the legends.

Peter Drucker basically invented business management, and is seen as one of the founders of corporate culture. His extensive studies and writings on effective business leadership are the foundational canon for budding executives — and entrepreneurs.

Today, we review his classic The Effective Executive.

This Must-Read teaches you the most important concepts in hiring, delegating, and generally managing. It explores how poor leaders waste time, and great leaders leverage it for maximum effect. The book’s subtitle says it all: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. Learn how to be the best leader you can be, in small business or big. Click Play!

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Dec 10 2018

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Rank #19: MBA855 Q&A Weekends: Do you make New Year Resolutions? Why or Why Not?

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It’s a new year, and we’re kicking things off with a very special question! This one doesn’t come from a normal listener, though. It comes from in-house, and the dynamic mind of our own co-founder Nicole! She asks about the value of New Year’s resolutions. And whether they can actually have a positive impact on business. We discuss the limitations of resolutions, as well as the tools required to turn them into meaningful action. Happy New Year! Click play!

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Jan 01 2017

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Rank #20: MBA1239 4 Personal Business Principles For Success

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Experience is the best teacher, and we’ve had plenty.

Today, we put aside the specifics of day-to-day business, and focus on the principles that carry us through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We’ve got 4 principles that years of struggle, doubt, anxiety, and ultimate success have ingrained in our brains.

Learning how to cut through self-defeating impulses and focus on what matters can work wonders. By adopting the right mindsets, you can excel as exactly who you are, no matter the industry or niche. From emotional self-regulation to realistic goal-setting, these are the principles that work for every business.

Learn how to take control of your outlook, rather than letting circumstances and market forces do it for you. Click Play!

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Apr 09 2019

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MBA1582 Why Your Business Needs an Enemy + Free Ride Friday

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Every brand needs a story.

Every story needs a hero.

And every hero needs a villain.

Don’t get us wrong; we’re not talking about “vilifying” the competition. We’re talking about differentiating. To build your brand’s narrative and stand out, you have to tell the world what you’re doing differently.

In other words, you need contrast.

Consumers are triggered to action by their “pain points,” the things that make doing whatever they want to do difficult or impossible. Whatever your competitors aren’t doing is the space your company fills. 

Lean into that. Celebrate it. Today, we’ll explore how. 

By choosing an “enemy” to contrast your company with, you show consumers what you’re really about. By opposing your brand to others, you avoid a “me too” mindset and focus on what makes your company truly special. 

Plus, it’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Click Play!



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Jul 31 2020

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MBA1581 How to Run a Paid Live Workshop or Course

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Teaching, training, and coaching online: everybody’s doing it for a reason.

It’s one of the most profitable ways to monetize your expertise. But that comes with a downside — a ton of competition. 

With so many courses, webinars, and videos out there, how can you stand out?

Today, we’ll explain exactly how to set up your own paid, live workshop or course. We’ll discuss what tools to use, how to market it, and how to make it worth every cent. Specifically, we’ll explore why live courses are so much more valuable than the pre-recorded kind.

Whatever you have expertise in, your students are out there somewhere. Now more than ever, consumers are looking for ways to learn online. Get in on the action with a course that’s uniquely valuable. Click Play!



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Jul 30 2020

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MBA1580 Q&A Wednesday: What’s a good email open rate for my business?

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*Checks notes*

Yep, the money’s still in the list. 

Email is everything when it comes to marketing. It’s the #1 way to nurture leads, and move them closer to becoming customers. But how do you know if you’re…y’know, doing it right? How do you measure the success (or failure) of your email campaigns?

Open and click rates, of course.

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got one listener who isn’t quite sure what a “good” open rate is. Spoiler alert: most of your emails won’t get opened. But there are industry standards, benchmarks you can work towards as you grow your business.

Today, we’ll discuss the two big email metrics, what numbers you should shoot for, and what factors affect those numbers. 

With reliably sourced data, we’ll explore the marketer’s never-ending quest to get those emails opened, read, and clicked. Click Play!



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Jul 29 2020

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MBA1579 Lessons Learned From Basecamp’s “Hey” Launch

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Want to innovate your marketing? Study marketing innovation.

That’s what we’ve been doing, as we followed the launch of Hey, a new take on email from the guys who created Basecamp.

And no — we’re not affiliated with Hey in any way. 

We just paid close attention to Hey’s pre-launch marketing strategy, and felt compelled to share it with you. We’re not discussing Hey as a product. We’re discussing what made Hey’s marketing campaigns so creative, original, and effective.

It’s enough to make you believe they really can take on Gmail.

Hey’s launch proves that there’s always a new niche, a new way to approach even the most crowded industries. By daring to differentiate, Hey attracted, nurtured, and converted new legions of fans — even as they navigated unexpected roadblocks.

What can you learn from Hey? Click Play!



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Jul 28 2020

13mins

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MBA1578 Guest Teacher – Erin Corn – How To Succeed With Paid Social Ads

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No more “post & pray.” It’s time for a strategic approach to social media.

Social media advertising is a tricky business. But right now is a great time to get into it — costs are down, and folks are spending more time than usual scrolling around. 

So how can you get the most out of your ad budget?

Erin Corn of Shorebird Media is here to help.

Corn knows what works in the world of social. Today, she’ll discuss how to set the right goals, execute your plan, and track your success. A performance marketing expert, Corn isn’t here to get you “likes” and shares.

She’s here to help grow your business in meaningful, measurable ways.

Get past the vanity metrics, and take a practical, goal-oriented approach to social media — in particular Facebook and Instagram. Click Play!



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Jul 27 2020

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MBA1577 Is It Worth It To Switch Providers to Save Money? + Free Ride Friday

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If you’re cutting costs this year, you’re not alone. 

One of the easiest ways to boost profits is to cut down on overhead. But lowering expenses can cost your business in ways you might not realize — especially when it comes to ditching providers and suppliers in favor of cheaper options.

Whether it’s digital providers (of things like CRM software), or suppliers of physical materials, breaking up is hard to do. 

So should you?

Today, we discuss how to calculate whether severing a B2B relationship is the right move. With examples from our own business, we’ll explain why we stayed when we stayed, and why we left when we left. 

If you’re considering a provider switch, give this episode a listen. Click Play!



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Jul 24 2020

15mins

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1576 3 New Lead Magnet Ideas

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Where are your (potential) customers?

More importantly, how do you get their email addresses?

Today, we’re talking top of the funnel. We’ve got 3 creative ways to find your audience, and get them to opt into the conversation. You probably haven’t tried these (or all of them, anyway), but they work — if executed properly.

Give them a try!

Consumers guard their inbox more fiercely than ever. Earning the right to email someone is getting harder. For your business to succeed, you’ll have to make sharing an email address a very, very easy decision. 

Today, we’ll show you how. Start building that list, so you can start building relationships. Click Play!



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Jul 23 2020

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MBA1575 Q&A Wednesday: Does giving away company swag work?

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Swag is fun. But is it effective?

What’s the real power of t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and all the rest? What’s a reasonable ROI, and how do you even measure it? We’ve given away lots of branded gear over the years. Was it worth it?

At least one listener wants to know. 

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re discussing how to produce and distribute swag as a marketing strategy. Our listener has an up-and-coming company that’s producing enough revenue to up the marketing budget. 

Should they spend it on…stuff?

Tune in, and learn how we get the most out of our swag budget, how we know it works, and what we even mean when we say it “works.” Click Play!



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Jul 22 2020

11mins

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1574 How To Make Sure Your Business Finishes 2020 Strong

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How good can 2020 be?

Crazy question, right? But it’s one you should be asking. 

This sh*tshow of a year has derailed businesses and shattered motivation around the world. But entrepreneurs thrive on challenge — even if it’s just the challenge to survive. So how can you get the most out of this wacky year?

Today, we’ve got some answers.

There are a few pieces you can put in place now, so you can look back on 2020 with no regrets. See the opportunity in crisis, and attack your goals for the year — even if the ‘rona or another crisis upended business as usual. 

We’re halfway through the year. You got this! Click Play!



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Jul 21 2020

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MBA1573 Guest Teacher – Rob Ristagno – How to Find New Revenue in Old Data

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How much revenue are you leaving on the table?

Rob Ristagno knows data. From baseball to balance sheets, he specializes in figuring out what the numbers are saying — and what they’re hiding. Today, he’s here to teach us a simple exercise to get the most out of the data we already have.

Best of all? This method works for any size business.

You don’t need years of analytics experience, like Rob has. You simply have to look at the data you have from another angle, with a simple technique that’s as easy as it is surprising.

Play a little “Moneyball” with your business. Use the information you have to get the results you want. Tune in, and see what opportunities are waiting for you, hidden inside the data you’re not (yet) using to its fullest potential.

Click Play!



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Jul 20 2020

19mins

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MBA1572 Productive Meeting Hacks + Free Ride Friday

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There’s no way around meetings. But they don’t have to suck.

Today, we’re sharing our best tips for ensuring that your team’s meetings are tight, efficient, and not a boring slog. Most importantly, these 4 “Must Do’s” guarantee that your meetings aren’t the worst possible thing: a waste of time.

It just takes a little planning.

These are the tactics we use for each and every one of our meetings, because every second our team spends in meetings is time they’re not developing, writing, supporting, creating. 

The best part? The meeting itself and its planning aren’t all on you — it’s a team effort, too, from setting the agenda to evaluating just how productive each meeting really is.

Get more out of your employees, by showing them how much you respect their time and work. Click Play!



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Jul 17 2020

14mins

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[Bonus Episode] Introducing: Real Good

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If business isn’t doing any good…what’s the point?

We’re interrupting our regular podcast stream to bring you something special. It’s the first episode of Real Good, a new podcast about people using the power of their business to make a better world. 

Seriously. These stories aren’t about PR or charity. 

They’re about businesses and leaders who found ways to invest in the people, places, and ideas that fall through the cracks of our social and economic systems — investments that yield returns for everyone.

As COVID-19 revealed disparities based on wealth, race, and other systemic factors, some companies stepped up to turn disadvantage into opportunity, finding their niche in serving the underserved in a way that demonstrates the “real good” business can promote. 

This episode features an interview with Maurice Jones, CEO of LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation). Jones tells the story of his company’s efforts to invest in communities, and their devotion to creating more equal access to the resources that make success possible, like broadband Internet. 

Tune in, and be inspired by those who make it their business to help build something better than what we’ve got. Click Play!



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Jul 16 2020

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MBA1571 How Your Business Can Have Frequent Small Wins

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They say success is mostly perspiration, with a little inspiration.

But what about motivation?

Keeping spirits high is a team leader’s responsibility. The best way to do that? Breed success with success by regularly celebrating wins. By making a point of basking in small victories every week, you keep the motivation going. 

Feeling the little wins paves the way for the big wins.

Today, we’ll discuss why and how we take the time to acknowledge the small-to-medium-sized successes that add up to long-term progress. With just a few minutes each week, you can feed the fire that keeps your team positive and on point.

Tune in, and learn just how powerful the impact can be over time. Click Play!



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Jul 16 2020

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MBA1570 Q&A Wednesday: Who should be my first hire?

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Solo no mo’. 

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s finally making enough revenue to double the size of their one-person team. The only problem? This soon-to-be-former solopreneur isn’t sure what position to fill.

What’s the priority? 

Your first hire is a big investment (and commitment). It’s crucial to find someone that doesn’t just do a job, but maximizes the ROI of their salary —  and frees you up to do more. So who can get the most off your plate? A marketer? Salesperson? Developer?

We know what our answer is.

Hear who we think a small business owner should hire first, in almost every case. There’s one position that — regardless of industry — usually has the biggest impact on an entrepreneur’s ability to keep the company growing. 

Find out who it is, for our money anyway. Click Play!



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Zendesk

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Jul 15 2020

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MBA1569 Take The Pricing Challenge

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We dare you.

Seriously, we want you to do this. Raise your prices, even if it’s just a little. Do it this month, and you’ll learn something very powerful. You’ll learn that you can charge more than you think — without pissing off your customers.

And there’s one way to prove it.

A few factors keep small business’ prices artificially low. Mostly, it’s fear. Fear that your product isn’t worth that much, or that customers will be scared off. Sometimes, it’s just complacency — you’ve been charging the same amount forever.

But if you’re not growing, you’re dying.

You may be shocked at how undramatic a price hike can be. We’re asking listeners to make a modest increase in price, then tell us about it in an iTunes review. We’ll give your business a shout-out, and show everyone why raising prices isn’t just a good idea — it’s a must.

Remember: a modest increase doesn’t make a big difference to any individual consumer. But it can make a huge difference in your total revenue. Hear the details of the challenge, and get ready for some black ink. Click Play!



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Jul 14 2020

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MBA1568 Must Read Episode: You’re Gonna Die by Neville Medhora

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Let’s talk about death — but in a good way!

This is a very different “Must Read.” Neville Medhora’s You’re Gonna Die isn’t exactly about business. Or it’s not only about business. It’s about life, how it ends, and how we all need to make every second of it count.

Especially entrepreneurs.

Subtitled “A framework for happiness,” this book is pound-for-pound one of the most impactful we’ve ever featured. In fact, it doesn’t even weigh a pound (or it wouldn’t if you printed it out). 

At 44 pages and about $5 on Amazon, it’s a short read. But it’s a seriously powerful one.

Hear how this book can change your perspective, and help you honestly evaluate what you really want out of life and business. The time it takes to read this thing is a very smart investment. Hear our favorite takeaways — Click Play!



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Jul 13 2020

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MBA1567 Will Your Business Survive? + Free Ride Friday

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This crisis will end. But when? And can your business last ‘till then?

Let’s find out.

Today, we’re discussing what your company needs to come through the other side of this whole COVID thing. How can you navigate the tunnel when you can’t yet see the light? How do you know when it’s smarter just to tap out?

It’s probably time to ask yourself.

We’ll explore a few strategies you can use to keep your business afloat, while preparing for the possibility of shutting down. By conducting an honest assessment of how much runway you really have, you can do right by yourself, your employees, and your customers.

All entrepreneurs have to face failure —  whether to avoid it or bounce back from it. Either way, your journey will continue. Click Play!



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Jul 10 2020

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MBA1566 Should You Charge a Set Up Fee?

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Should onboarding cost the customer money? Can “set-up” fees backfire? 

Once you’ve made the sale, is it smart to immediately tack on an extra charge just to get someone up and running?

It depends. 

Today, we’ll discuss why businesses charge these initial, one-time set-up fees. By understanding why companies do it — and how it can protect their own balance sheet —  you can make a better decision about your own policy.

Set-up fees have their advantages, and they can’t be ignored. Depending on the type of business, it’s not just some arbitrary way to increase revenue. It can be a valuable, even necessary way to ensure the customer gets what they paid for.

Tune in, and hear some examples of set-up fees that make sense for all parties involved. Understand the relationship between the value of getting set up, and what charge for the time and effort it costs your business. Click Play!



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Jul 09 2020

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MBA1565 Q&A Wednesday: How do I shut off my brain so I can recharge?

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Entrepreneurs are different.

We don’t work the same. We don’t live the same. And we face challenges that the conventionally employed just don’t. For example, it can be incredibly tough to “leave work at work” when we’re solely responsible for our businesses.

Our brains are full of hamsters, spinning away on wheels that never stop.

So can we treat this condition? 

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener wants to know if we use any strategies that let us chill, relax, and yes…sleep! As it turns out, our intrepid host Omar has learned how to unplug after years of stressing out.

Today, we’ll discuss the things we do to just shut off. Remember — you’re not choosing between your business and your health. You can’t run your business without your health! And you can’t make decisions with an overworked, foggy brain. Click Play!



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Zendesk

Things are a little weird right now. Zendesk is here to help, with a 6-month complimentary remote support bundle that helps teams keep up with changing customer demand. The bundle comes with essential tools your team needs to remain agile and stay connected with customers. Zendesk takes hours (not weeks) to set up and get running. Their support, sales, and customer engagement software is quick to implement and easily scales to meet changing needs. To find out more, go to zendesk.com/mba

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Jul 08 2020

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MBA1564 Special Guest Lesson: A Masterclass in Email Marketing with Steffen Schebesta

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Don’t miss this one. 

It’s an in-depth interview with someone who saw a special niche in a very, very competitive industry, and filled it successfully. It’s a true Master Class in both business-building and one of the most important aspects of digital marketing: email.

No, email isn’t “dead,” or anywhere close to it. Yes, the money is still “in the list.” Today’s guest, and his story, are proof.

Steffen Schebesta is the co-founder of Sendinblue, an email marketing service that elbowed its way through better-funded competition to serve small businesses. He sat down with Omar to explain exactly how small-to-midsize companies can get email marketing right — even if they’re just getting into it.

Today’s conversation covers everything from how Steffen built Sendinblue and why, to how everyone can optimize their business with the right approach to email, and digital messaging broadly. 

Plus, Steffen’s got a very special, very generous offer for a limited number of listeners. 

This extended conversation is perfect for anyone looking to get maximum results from every email campaign. Click Play!



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Jul 07 2020

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Quick helpful Info!

By njwilson32 - Jan 24 2020
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Great pod! Really quick short pod with loads of helpful information!

Great listen

By MarioG8 - Jan 05 2020
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Just came across this podcast, a few episodes in and I’m hooked.