Episode 634 – Happy New Year – 5 Things You Can Get Ready & Organized

Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash Every year I have a new year tradition. I take the day on January 1st to put away last year’s files and make new file folders for the coming year for both personal and business. It helps me hit the ground running. Now is a good time to get…

Episode 632 – From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

Photo by Jan Baborák on Unsplash A friend, mentor, and frequent podcast guest expert, Marla Takaka (see Episodes 171, 395, 531, and the upcoming episode 633) asked a question on Facebook. “Do you have or use a word to theme your year? What is your choice this year?”. My word for the year is “Signify” which I visualize…

Episode 630 – The 5 Habits You Need To Adapt For a Successful New Year

If you stream TV and have Netflix, then you may have seen the mini-series “The Queens Gambit”. It a story about how an orphan girl became the queen of chess in the 1960s. In the series, Beth learns to play chess and at night while lying in bed, she would play out the moves in…

Episode 628 – Up On The Housetop Click, Click, Click – How a Website is like Building A House

If you have multiple parts of your business (wholesale, retail, and online), it makes sense to have multiple websites to serve each of your different audiences. I have this podcast site, one for my books (NotAboutU.com), one for my speaking business (BrianBasilico.com), one for my LinkedIn Consulting (LI4Sales.com), and others. Building each website is done…

Episode 627 – ATTENTION – How To Stay Safe Through Situational Awareness with Brian Searcy

Brian Searcy is the President of The Paratus Group. His vision for The Paratus Group is to “Redefine How Safety is Learned” to make Schools, Churches and the Workplace and our Communities as safe as possible. His unique experience and expertise, with the help of The Paratus Group Team, have revolutionized how situational awareness is…

Episode 603 – Best Of – Be Disruptive To Create New Business with Mark S. A. Smith

Mark S. A. Smith designs and implements customer acquisition systems that find and recruit customers for disruptive products. He speaks at entrepreneurial events delivering pragmatic ideas to grow and succeed. He is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, and business owner who works with leaders who must develop the best…

Episode 581 – 5 Keys To Better Understanding Your Business Finances with Andrew Stotz

Andrew left a management career at Pepsi-Cola in California to teach finance in Thailand and has not stopped teaching since. In 1993, he found his life calling as a financial analyst, a job for which he was eventually voted #1 in Thailand. In the second half of his 20-year career in investment banking, Andrew was…

Episode 564 – Why Hiring A Good Content Writer Is Great For Business?

Happy spring! Spring is here – Trees are blooming, noses are running and I am jogging. As I run through my neighborhood, there is a park that I can see through the trees, but as the treas begin to bud it’s getting harder to see it every day. As business people, we can often get…

Episode 555 – Easy Infographics and Presentations Using Visme with Payman Taei

Payman Taei is the founder of Visme, an all-in-one visual communication platform empowering everyone to create and share beautiful interactive presentations, infographics, reports and other forms of engaging content with no design skills. Affiliate Product Info – Links and Description: Visme is a leading do-it-yourself design platform that allows anyone to translate information into captivating and…

Episode 554 – Three Things Every Business Should Do During A Time Of Crisis?

When I ran my business in the 1990’s I was faced with a disaster that took me by surprise and almost shut my business down. Our recording studio was flooded with raw sewage and it took months to recover from. We did what we could do to keep the doors open and get by, but…