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!
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?
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.
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.
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 about our breakup with iTunes and some podcatcher apps we like. Plus we discuss the effects of physical health on your business and productivity. Finally, we issue a productivity challenge to you with a free downloadable action item list.
We talk about the manufactured outrage over Starbucks’ red holiday cup, a thing we’re calling “outrage fatigue” and why businesses need to beware the outrage bandwagon. Plus which clients should you send gifts to? And how much should you spend?