We’ve been asked an embarrassing number of times why it’s been so long since our last podcast, so here’s the short story. It begins with the death of our cat… through selling a house, running three businesses and traveling the country. Join us on our journey!
If you want to be a conference speaker Ian shares insights into the benefits, challenges and drawbacks. He talks about why he decided to speak, why nerves are a good thing and how you may not know you like it until you try it.
Today we talk about aggressive, persistent marketing with Ian Anderson Gray. It starts with email marketing and digresses to a conversation about Jehovah’s Witnesses and whether their persistence creates a branding problem for them.
There’s a process behind creativity, and work, too. Today we talk with a filmmaker and author about how he starts (and finishes!) creative projects, plus more on marketing and building a fan base.
As an entrepreneur you’re always going to be dealing with time issues, namely lack of it. Time sucks come in many forms, from big crises like death or health problems, to small ones like spam or unsolicited emails. But how do you deal with them?
When no social sharing plugin met their needs, 3 men set out to develop their own and Warfare Plugins was born. This is how they built a social plugin that beats out the rest when it comes to beauty and functionality and how they service customers.
Naming a new product or business comes with unique challenges, from coming up with a name to having a good story to finding a domain that matches. We talk about our own challenges and some of the things we’ve done to work through the process.
Kate Ahl built a business around being a Pinterest expert for bloggers. We talk about how she started her business and built a loyal customer base, what it takes to succeed in a busy niche and whether the world really needs another Pinterest person.
Marketing automation can help you save time and keep your sales funnel flowing. But there’s a line between automation and acting like a robot. Today we talk about how too much automation and not enough human interaction loses sales.
Craig McBreen joins us to talk about what branding is, how your personal brand and business brand intersect and what you need to think about as you develop a brand.
We answer a listener who asked us whether a proposal she received for developing branding, logo and website was fairly priced. Plus we talk about prank videos, reaction videos and strange licensing schemes.
Being a podcast guest can help you generate leads but you need systems in place to make it an effective marketing tactic. We talk about what those are, then dive into masterminds, how they can help you, how to set one up and what you can expect.
Does caffeine get you going or just create an illusion productivity? We talk about getting out of the whirlwind, learning to relax and what it takes to be productive. Plus how to tell a better business story and why empathy wins over confrontation.
We talk with this family of tea importers and tea blend mixologists about how they got involved in the tea business, how to brew a great cup and how they get the word out about their products.
On our last solo episode of the year we talk about what you can do in the upcoming year (and beyond) to improve your business. From tiny details to big steps, make this a year of better work and more play.