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MBA858 Are You A Good Enough Leader?

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors: Earth Class Mail It’s crazy that we’ve moved everything we do for business over to the digital world, but still need to pick up, sort and manage physical mail. With Earth Class Mail you can get all of your mail scanned and accessible online 24/7. You also get a real, professional address to share publicly with customers, business partners and investors. Visit earthclassmail.com/mbamonth and you’ll get your first month of service free when you sign up using promo code MBAMonth. Sumo The #1 tool to grow your website's traffic and your email list. Sumo powers almost 400,000 websites! Best of all, it's free! Get started with their basic plan over at Sumo right now! USAA There are over 200 jobs available now at usaajobs.com. Be part of an organization that believes in you. USAA strives to attract, develop and retain diverse talent at all levels and cast a wide net to source the very best talent. Find your purpose with USAA. Visit usaajobs.com and join the team. Apply today. Show Links: Must Read: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday The post MBA858 Are You A Good Enough Leader? appeared first on The $100 MBA.

23mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Bank of America Feeling stuck in your job? Bank of America's Academy for Consumers and Small Business can help. Bank of America can help you start on a long term career path through peer mentoring, immersive programs, and a variety of clear and distinct paths. Take the first step towards your long term career  at careers.bankofamerica.com now! M&M'S Hazelnut Spread Chocolate Candies Work got you bogged down? Treat yourself to new M&M'S Hazelnut Spread chocolate candies. They're an instant classic, guaranteed to deliver a delicious combo of hazelnut spread and milk chocolate in every bite-sized piece. Add a little  luxury to your workday — go Hazel-nutty and try the new MM'S Hazelnut Spread chocolate candies today! Show Links Self-Made Success by Shaan Patel ClearHat Marketing 0 To $10 Million Digital Marketing Course Thinkific CreateSpace The post MBA1323 Guest Teacher: Shaan Patel- How To Build A 7-Figure Side Hustle Without Quitting Your Full-Time Day Job appeared first on The $100 MBA.

18mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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MBA1229 How Paying Yourself First Puts Your Business First

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Clearbanc Clearbanc is looking for 10,000 e-commerce companies to invest in this calendar year. The key word here is investment – not loans. And the interesting part is that Clearbanc never takes equity or ownership of your company. They’d like to invest in you, so you can invest in your marketing. If you’d like to see your company all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, go to clearbanc.com/podcast now! HoneyBook HoneyBook is an all-in-one business management platform for creative small businesses. They make it easy to streamline your process with client and calendar management tools, plus custom branded proposals and contracts. Save hundreds or thousands of hours a year. Get 50% off your first year by using promo code MBA at honeybook.com The post MBA1229 How Paying Yourself First Puts Your Business First appeared first on The $100 MBA.

10mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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MBA852 Stop Trying To Discover Your Passion [REBROADCAST]

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors: If you're having trouble finding developers or designers for your next project, go to Toptal.com. Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world. They present you only the candidates who meet your individual needs and once you pick someone, you can start to work with them the next day. To get a no-risk trial period, go to Toptal.com and get the best of the best right now! Show Links: The $100 MBA Free Business Course The post MBA852 Stop Trying To Discover Your Passion [REBROADCAST] appeared first on The $100 MBA.

13mins

29 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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MBA1184 What Customers Really Want

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now! Earth Class Mail Transform the daily piles of mail, checks, invoices, and correspondence into digital documents.  Earth Class Mail office mail automation is the easiest way to set up a physical business address. Earth Class Mail will process paper mail into digital format, and put it on the on cloud for easy access. Get your first month free at earthclassmail.com/mbamonth The post MBA1184 What Customers Really Want appeared first on The $100 MBA.

13mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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MBA976 How to Build a Business On The Side P1

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors The Jordan Harbinger Show From the man who brought us The Art of Charm comes a new podcast featuring lessons from the most successful achievers on Earth. Learn how to handle life and all its crises with strength and grit. Every episode is loaded with insights and practical advice for doing and being your best. Subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger show on the app of your choice. ZQuiet ZQuiet is a revolutionary anti-snoring solution. This comfortable, easy to use mouthpiece can save your good night's sleep, as it's done for thousands of customers nationwide. Say goodbye to those long, loud nights! Try ZQuiet risk free for 30 days for just $9.95. Just go to tryzquiet.com Show Links $100 MBA Free Idea Validation Course $100 MBA 1-Page Business Plan EasyCourse The post MBA976 How to Build a Business On The Side P1 appeared first on The $100 MBA.

22mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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MBA1098 Must Read: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

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!  #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors CodeCademy Codecademy is easiest way to learn how to code. They've helped over 45 million people level up their careers with interactive coding tutorials so far. Now, Codecademy Pro is making it easier than ever with a simple mobile app, custom learning paths, and quizzes to check progress. Get 50% off at codecademy.com/mba with promo code MBA! LinkedIn LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. It's also a great way to find talent - just ask the hundreds of thousands of businesses that posted jobs to LinkedIn over the past year. LinkedIn matches and promotes your job to the right candidates based on skills, location, and more. Get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Go to linkedin.com/mba Show Links WebinarNinja Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk The post MBA1098 Must Read: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk appeared first on The $100 MBA.

16mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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MBA1074 Can You Start a Business With No Experience?

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!  #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Sideline Add a second number to your smartphone with the Sideline app. Handle work and personal life separately on the same device! Sideline comes with calling, text, pics and more. It's like having a second phone for a fraction of the price. For a free 7 day trial, head to sideline.com/trial Microsoft Surface Go Get the job done, no matter where you are. The Surface Go is the smallest Surface ever, weighing just over a pound with a 10’ touchscreen. The compact, powerful Go has laptop performance with tablet portability starting at just $399. What are you waiting for? It's time to Go! Show Links Anyone Can Do It by Bobby and Sahar Hashemi Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The post MBA1074 Can You Start a Business With No Experience? appeared first on The $100 MBA.

12mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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MBA1326 How to Please Your Customers in Their First 5 Minutes

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Kronos Kronos is workforce innovation that works. Kronos puts HR, payroll, talent, and timekeeping on a single, cloud-based platform specially designed to give HR professionals supporting a blended workforce a whole new level of confidence. Learn more at kronos.com/hrswagger smartwater smartwater alkaline has 9+ ph to help keep you hydrated while you’re on the move — whether you’re climbing a mountain, or doing mountain climbers on your mat. If you’re looking for a moment of zen, smartwater antioxidant with added selenium helps you find balance for body and mind. Plus, there’s a new way to order smartwater; just ask “Alexa, order smartwater,” and the rest is taken care of. smartwater - that’s pretty smart! Show Links WebinarNinja Anything You Want by Derek Sivers "The most successful email I ever wrote" The post MBA1326 How to Please Your Customers in Their First 5 Minutes appeared first on The $100 MBA.

14mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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MBA1276 How to Stop Procrastination Every Time

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now! Varidesk Varidesk is the world’s leading standing desk solution, helping professionals maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the office or at home. Varidesk converts any desk into a standing desk. Easily go from sitting to standing, increasing your productivity and focus. Varidesk comes with a 30-day risk-free guarantee, and there’s no assembly required. They also cover shipping both ways – if you don’t love it, they’ll pick it up! To learn more, visit varidesk.com/workelevated to learn more. The post MBA1276 How to Stop Procrastination Every Time appeared first on The $100 MBA.

17mins

30 May 2019

Rank #10

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

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Microsoft Surface When you're working on projects you love, you need a laptop that hustles like you do. Surface Pro is fast, has a long-lasting battery, and works with your iPhone. It's the lightest, most powerful Surface Pro ever. Run your business with the right tools. Check out Microsoft Surface. ZQuiet ZQuiet is a revolutionary anti-snoring solution. This comfortable, easy to use mouthpiece can save your good night's sleep, as it's done for thousands of customers nationwide. Say goodbye to those long, loud nights! Try ZQuiet risk free for 30 days for just $9.95. Just go to tryzquiet.com Show Links $100 MBA Free Idea Validation Course The post MBA955 Q&A Wednesday: How did you know it was time to quit your job? appeared first on The $100 MBA.

14mins

7 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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MBA1517 How To Move From Working In Your Business to Working On Your Business + Free Ride Friday

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!  #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors WebinarNinja Looking for an easy, intuitive webinar platform that gets out of your way? WebinarNinja is the most user-friendly webinar platform on the market. Best of all, it works! With built-in marketing tools like email automations, landing pages, and more, WebinarNinja is everything you need to run live, automated, or hybrid webinars. Sign up for a free live demonstration at webinarninja.com/workshop. Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now. Show Links EasyCourse Entrepreneurs on Fire Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz The post MBA1517 How To Move From Working In Your Business to Working On Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.

15mins

1 May 2020

Rank #12

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MBA1431 What Will Stop You From Making 2020 a Success

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now. AdSkills One of our sponsors has a free gift for you! If you’ve ever run Facebook ads before, you probably know about custom audiences and retargeting. Adskills.com founder Justin Brooke wrote a great book on the subject: Retargeting Recipes, featuring 7 proven retargeting campaign strategies. They’ve printed 1,000 copies of this book to give away — all you pay is shipping. Get your free copy now at adskills.com while it’s still available! The post MBA1431 What Will Stop You From Making 2020 a Success appeared first on The $100 MBA.

16mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Earth Class Mail Transform the daily piles of mail, checks, invoices, and correspondence into digital documents.  Earth Class Mail office mail automation is the easiest way to set up a physical business address. Earth Class Mail will process paper mail into digital format, and put it on the on cloud for easy access. Get your first month free at earthclassmail.com/mbamonth Abby Connect Live Receptionists So many valuable opportunities are lost when potential clients reach out and get voicemail or an automated system. Abby Connect provides you with world-class Las Vegas-based receptionists trained to take your calls at a fraction of the cost of in-house staff. Hear the difference Abby Connect can make; get a no-obligation free trial and $95 off your first bill at abbyconnect.com/mba or call 833 - ABBYWOW and mention The $100 MBA Show. Show Links Traction: Get A Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman The post MBA1178 Must Read- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman appeared first on The $100 MBA.

14mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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MBA1307 How To Stop Second Guessing Yourself + Free Ride Friday!

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors smartwater smartwater alkaline has 9+ ph to help keep you hydrated while you’re on the move — whether you’re climbing a mountain, or doing mountain climbers on your mat. If you’re looking for a moment of zen, smartwater antioxidant with added selenium helps you find balance for body and mind. Plus, there’s a new way to order smartwater; just ask “Alexa, order smartwater,” and the rest is taken care of. smartwater - that’s pretty smart! FundRise Real estate investing is changing. FundRise's revolutionary model is transforming the industry with software that cuts out inefficiency (and middlemen). Getting started takes less than 5 minutes; get diversified across dozens of carefully vetted and managed real estate investments, then use the intuitive investor dashboard and real-time reporting to manage your portfolio. Go to fundrise.com/mba and get your first 3 months of fees waived! The post MBA1307 How To Stop Second Guessing Yourself + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA.

15mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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MBA1314 5 Low Cost Ways to Boost Team Morale

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now! Kronos Kronos is workforce innovation that works. Kronos puts HR, payroll, talent, and timekeeping on a single, cloud-based platform specially designed to give HR professionals supporting a blended workforce a whole new level of confidence. Learn more at kronos.com/hrswagger Show Links WebinarNinja The post MBA1314 5 Low Cost Ways to Boost Team Morale appeared first on The $100 MBA.

15mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Klarna Online retailers, the holiday shopping season is here! Make it smooth for your customers, and boost sales at the same time. Offer the option to pay in zero-interest installments with Klarna. Integrations with Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, and more are available in time for the holidays. Check out klarna.com/100mba today! LinkedIn LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. It's also a great way to find talent - just ask the hundreds of thousands of businesses that posted jobs to LinkedIn over the past year. LinkedIn matches and promotes your job to the right candidates based on skills, location, and more. Get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Go to linkedin.com/mba Show Links The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker The post MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker appeared first on The $100 MBA.

14mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors: Sumo The #1 tool to grow your website's traffic and your email list. Sumo powers almost 400,000 websites! Best of all, it's free! Get started with their basic plan over at Sumo right now! The post MBA855 Q&A Weekends: Do you make New Year Resolutions? Why or Why Not? appeared first on The $100 MBA.

13mins

1 Jan 2017

Rank #18

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MBA1239 4 Personal Business Principles For Success

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! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Kronos No one compliments you when their paycheck is correct. But make a mistake, and things can get ugly. To keep payroll and HR on point, try Kronos. Kronos is workforce innovation that works, making sure payroll is right from punch-in to paycheck.  Learn more at kronos.com/payroll WP Engine WP Engine has your WordPress hosting covered. Take advantage of fast, secure, innovative hosting with expert support and service. We use WP Engine to host The $100 MBA for a reason! Head to 100mba.net/wpengine today for our special discount offer. Show Links WebinarNinja The post MBA1239 4 Personal Business Principles For Success appeared first on The $100 MBA.

16mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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MBA1173 Guest Teacher: Chris Hogan- How to Become an Everyday Millionaire

What does a millionaire look like? A trust-fund baby? A hedge-fund bro? Nope. As it turns out, millionaires aren’t the exotic species we think they are. Overwhelmingly, they’re not born into privilege. And shockingly, they don’t tend to have high-powered jobs. Often, millionaires are regular people. So how does Average Joe hit 7 figures? That’s what this week’s special guest teacher is here to tell us. Chris Hogan is a best-selling author and podcast host who specializes in debunking the myths around wealth. He has a practical, realistic approach to crushing debt and making the wise investments that turn regular people into “everyday millionaires.” Hear Hogan’s down-to-Earth approach, and see how significant wealth is more attainable — and less exotic — than you might think. Click Play! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Earth Class Mail Transform the daily piles of mail, checks, invoices, and correspondence into digital documents.  Earth Class Mail office mail automation is the easiest way to set up a physical business address. Earth Class Mail will process paper mail into digital format, and put it on the on cloud for easy access. Get your first month free at earthclassmail.com/mbamonth Abby Connect Live Receptionists So many valuable opportunities are lost when potential clients reach out and get voicemail or an automated system. Abby Connect provides you with world-class Las Vegas-based receptionists trained to take your calls at a fraction of the cost of in-house staff. Hear the difference Abby Connect can make; get a no-obligation free trial and $95 off your first bill at abbyconnect.com/mba or call 833 - ABBYWOW and mention The $100 MBA Show. Show Links chrishogan360.com The post MBA1173 Guest Teacher: Chris Hogan- How to Become an Everyday Millionaire appeared first on The $100 MBA.

19mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #20