Episode 428 – What Will Be The Most Impactful New Marketing Trends For 2019?

As the year draws to a close, I reflect back about all I have learned. I had so man great interviews with CEOs, CMO’s and an whole bunch of other Os who helped me (and hopefully you) learn about what was trending during the last year!

There are some things that I have seen recently, that I think will definitely influence how we need to communicate with new and old customers in the coming year. Some are pretty straight forward while others are a bit more controversial…

What’s Old Is New
Social Media Under Fire
More Targeted Relationship Marketing
The Death Of The Talking Head
Change Is Inevitable
In this episode, I will lay out my ideas about what you need to thing about and pay attention to in the coming year! Thanks for being a new or avid listener, and please share this podcast with your friends and associates. I would love to get your subscribes, and reviews and other podcast listening platforms. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Episode 409 – Lay Off The Rah-Rah Or BSOS & Get Back To Business Basics with Chris Voss

Chris Voss has been a CEO and Serial Entrepreneur for over 31 years, building and managing a multitude of corporations in differing fields of industry. He’s a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Top Retweeted influencer by other social media influencers, Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, Photographer, Travel Blogger, Seen on Forbes, CNN, Huff Po, Alltop, etc.

Episode 398 – How-To Learn The KEY To Your Success?

Every business person is on the lookout for new business. What stands between you and success is the KEY. KEY stands for “Knowledge Empowers You!”

There are really only 3 ways to grow your business…

Sell More To The Same Customers?
Sell More To 
New Customers?
Raise Your Prices?
People often spend a lot of time trying the latest and greatest Bright Shiny Object which are touted as the NEW wat to create business. These are often simply tactics like Facebook Live, Instagram, YouTube, Ads and more. Sometimes people will try to sell you visibility through services like Google, Yelp, Houzz, and more. But do they get you the KIND of potential client you are really looking for or just a bunch of price shoppers and tire kickers?

In this episode, we will explore how to use your BRAND to build trust and why investing yourself pays the greatest interest!

Episode 395 – How To Make More Money? Change Your Money Mindset! with Marla Tabaka

Marla Tabaka is an internationally known small business strategist, national radio show host, and leading Inc.com author. Her integrative approach to coaching combines mindset management and strategic planning, resulting in multi-million dollar businesses for many of her small business clients.

After a career of 22-years as an Emmy Award-winning producer at NBC Television,  Tabaka worked as a creative consultant for large and mid-sized corporations, established and sold a retail business, and then founded her business coaching practice in 2003. Early in her coaching career she achieved the status of leading coach with the American Express sponsored “Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence” program where she led dozens of female business owners to successful 7 and 8 figure business results.

In 2015 she co-founded EmpruV Business Value Builders with ABC’s Shark Tank’s original Shark and founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington. The two co-host the nationally broadcasted Big Pitch Radio Show and Tabaka holds an Advisory Board position at the award-winning DRTV consultancy, Shark Finds with Kevin Harrington.

In addition to her articles at Inc.com, you’ll find Tabaka’s work featured in major business publications such as American Express Open, Fox Business News, TIME Business, NAWBO SmartBrief, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and The Business Intelligence Report. 

Episode 394 – How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Today is Labor Day and I am laboring over the podcast to keep you informed and in the loop. Most entrepreneurs or solopreneurs work more hours than your typical 9-5 worker, but there are additional payoffs afforded those who control their own time.

If you are like most, you are trading hours for dollars, and that’s OK. The more time you can save the more money you can make. So does it make sense to pay a little bit to save a bunch of time? If you can spend $100 a year to save 1 hour per month that you could bill $100 for… you would be $1100 ahead of the game by the end of the year!

In this episode, I will discuss the products and tools that I use to increase my productivity and help me efficiently make more money…

Acuity Scheduling
Aweber
Evernote
GoToMeeting
Vimeo
A2 Hosting (Bonus)
Here are a few facts about wasted time in your business…

Did you know that over the course of your lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items?
We lose an average of 4.5 hours a week looking for documents on our computers, servers or in the cloud.
50% of us… use 4 devices and 9 apps daily.

Episode 387 – How to eSCAPE from Employee to Entrepreneur with Anik Singal

Anik Singal is the Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. Having trained over 300,000 Entrepreneurs all over the World – Anik Singal is recognized as one of the World’s Top Entrepreneurship coaches. Anik Singal is on a mission to empower more than 1,000,000 Entrepreneurs through his new #LurnNation platform at www.Lurn.com.

BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.

His digital publishing businesses generate over $20 Million/year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $100 Million in online publishing sales (between his own products and his clients’ businesses).

Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good

Episode 358 – This Is Why Digging A Well Will Make You More Money Than Buying A Faucet?

What is the difference between getting water from a faucet or a well?

A faucet is easier, but you have to pay for what is being delivered. Also, you don’t own it. If you forget to pay your bill or if they feel you are not worthy, they can turn the water off at any time. You may own the faucet, but you don’t control the water.

A well is something that takes more effort to build, but you own the land, the well, and the water. When it’s done right, it will continue to provide a resource for years without constantly having to pay for it.

When it comes to your marketing, you can either pay for traffic and visitors to your website… or earn it.

In this episode, we will discuss how you make more money in the long run by creating marketing assets versus paying for advertising.

Episode 354 – The Lost Art Of Integrity… Is Character More Important Today?

I was having a coffee with my mentor Al, when this question came up. “Is integrity dead? Is character more important today than ever before?” In this world of social media, fake news, a

nd sales pitches coming harder and faster than ever before in history… the answer is “Yes… But!”

I have been on a track of ‘Thought Leadership’ and using tools to get your messages found and acted upon. What happens when your messages and your deliverables are not aligned?

That’s what integrity is. You are who you are in your car… or online!

When you sell products or services online, you and your clients have to answer 3 basic questions:

Can They Afford It?
Do They Want To Change?
Can They Be Held Accountable?
In this episode, we will explore this and so much more and what it has to do with your messaging, sales and ultimately your social media integrity! 

Episode 324 – Standing Out From The Crowd By Just Being You!

We have all heard of the blessings we can share with others. This is usually outlined as Time, Talents, and Treasure. I recently posted two quotes on Facebook that address this with a twist… “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value!” and “Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom!”

This year I want you to start off strong and think about 3 other “T”s you may need to be successful this coming year

Thoughts – Leadership
Techniques – Systems
Tools – Technology
In this episode, we will explore how you can stand out from the crowd by using your inner powers to grow your business through Thought Leadership!

Episode 322 – How Would You Like To Improve Your Business In The New Year?

We are at the end of another year and at the beginning of the New Year. Some things change, and some things stay the same. One thing that never changes is that we are all given the same 168 hours per week. Most of us spend 1/3rd sleeping, 1/3rd working, and we have 1/3rd left over…