Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Gino Wickman

entrepreneurerIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Gino Wickman author of Entrepreneurial Leap: Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?

Gino has been an entrepreneur since the age of 21, he has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.

At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company. Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses.

Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.

He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a GripRocket FuelHow to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?.

Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are almost 100,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide.

Gino is now devoting time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap, which is why he created Entrepreneurial Leap.

Questions I ask Gino Wickman:

  • For you, what’s the difference between somebody who is merely self-employed and an entrepreneur?
  • What are some of the other things that might increase somebody’s odds of success?
  • Would you say there are set stages that a company or individual has to go through to ultimately succeed?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Gino’s thoughts on whether an entrepreneur is born or made
  • The 3 main parts of his book and how it can help people find their ideal business that they are built for and drawn to
  • 8 disciplines for increasing odds of success

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How to Outsource Small Business Work

How to Outsource Small Business Work written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Nathan Hirsch

OutscourceIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Nathan Hirsch, co-founder of OutscourceSchool. Nathan started off selling textbooks his my dorm room before discovering Amazon. Then scaled a 25 million dollar Amazon business selling toys and baby products, but always struggled to hire help. That’s when he discovered virtual hiring.

Through lessons and frustrations while building his virtual assistant army he found a need for a better system. Nathan set out to build a better marketplace that pre-vetted virtual assistants before they were allowed on the platform, quickly matched them up with clients, had 24/7 support in case the smallest thing went wrong, and a no turnover protection where we covered replacement costs if someone quit.

Nathan scaled this business to 8 figures with his business partner, Connor Gillivan, and a team of 35 rockstar virtual assistants. No office and no US employees. The VA team did everything from CS, billing, podcast research, lead gen, recruitment, and more. FreeeUp started with $5,000 in 2015 and reached 12 million in annual revenue in 2019. It was acquired at the end of 2019 by The HOTH.

Once the transition to the new owners was over, Nathan started to be asked by other biz owners if he could teach them how to hire virtual assistants better. That’s how the idea for Outsource School was born.

Questions I ask Nathan Hirsch:

  • Why did you feel the need or call to teach people?
  • Are there things you really need to do to find the right people to manage it in a way that still feels like a business?
  • Do you find that you can overdo company culture?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • How outsourcing works
  • How outsourcing is put in place at OutscourceSchool
  • The outline of BARF
    • Get your employees to BUY in to your company
    • Show APPRECIATION
    • Building RELATIONSHIPS
    • FAMILY

More about Nathan Hirsch:

  • To find out more about OutsourceSchool
  • @Nathanhirsch for LinkedIn and Facebook
  • @realnatehirsch for Instagram and Twitter

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How to Succeed by Building a Community and a Strong Personal Brand

How to Succeed by Building a Community and a Strong Personal Brand written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Ramon Ray

Celebrity CEOIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Ramon Ray, keynote speaker, event host, best selling author, and entrepreneur. He’s started four companies and sold two of them.

Ramon is the founder of Smart Hustle Media and is an in-demand commentator on marketing, technology, mindset, startups and more. His latest book is “Celebrity CEO – How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive by Building Community and a Strong Personal Brand”.

He’s been to the White House to present to the President’s staff; testified to Congress; graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy; and worked at the United Nations. Ramon’s interviewed President Obama in the President’s first live video chat and was with Ivanka Trump in India for Global Entrepreneurship Summit!

Questions I ask Ramon Ray:

  • You mentioned speaking and books, do we need to have one of those things if we are going to be celebrity CEO’s?
  • What is going on right now? (in reference to everything going on in America)
  • As an entrepreneur have you ever felt held back or you missed opportunities because you weren’t XYZ?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • How to define the two types of celebrity
  • Ramon Ray’s journey as an entrepreneur
  • What all business owners should or could be doing in this climate

More about Ramon Ray:

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How to Build a Business as an Introvert

How to Build a Business as an Introvert written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Kim Beasley

introvert in businessIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Kim Beasley. Early in life, Kim believed that making a difference in the lives of others was very important. Even when she experienced hardships in her life, she determined that these hardships wouldn’t stop her from achieving her dreams of creating a business.

After completing a bachelor’s in organizational development and an MBA in eBusiness, she decided to turn her knowledge into a business. The focus of her business has been to develop working solutions regarding social media management and WordPress website development.

In 2013 & 2014, Kim was a Social Media Correspondent and participated in Regional Emmy Award winning videos that were created by newscaster Michelle Li. One of the Top 25 Small Business Experts To Follow on Twitter in 2013. Selected to serve as one of the Google+ Top Contributors since of 2013.

Kim’s book The Creative Introverted Entrepreneur: A Roadmap For Building The Business Of Your Dreams is now in its second edition.

Questions I ask Kim Beasley:

  • Would you say there are lessons in your book for people who wouldn’t ever consider themselves an introvert?
  • You are a black woman in a male dominant industry, have those elements presented any unique challenges or held you back in any way?
  • What are you reading right now or a few books you think are important for entrepreneurs or for anything?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

More about Kim Beasley:

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Weekend Favs June 20

Weekend Favs June 20 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

  • El Toro: Reshaping online and digital advertising through the patented approach of matching a physical address to an IP address.
  • Mail Tracker: Tells you when and where your emails are opened. Simple and free email tracking for Gmail.
  • iPostal1: Join the fastest growing virtual mailbox and digital mailbox service company in the country. View the plan that best fits your needs and just like that, you have a new address and so much more.

These are my weekend favs, I would love to hear about some of yours – Tweet me @ducttape

How to Embrace a Competitors Mindset to Grow Your Business

How to Embrace a Competitors Mindset to Grow Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Jake Thompson

competeIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Jake Thompson Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day.

Through Jake’s experience as an athlete, entrepreneur, and speaker, he has learned how we can be move closer to the career, health, and life we desire by changing just a few of our choices each day. He believes it’s the small shifts in our focus & daily actions that allow us to build a winning mindsest – and a winning life.
Jake is passionate about helping driven people – from employees to CEO’s, college athletes to high school students – cultivate their winning mindset to build their grit, embrace accountability, and pursue greatness in every endeavor.
Jake’s latest book Compete Every Day: The Not-So-Secret Secret to Winning at Work and Life is available September 1, 2020 and can be pre-ordered today.

Questions I ask Jake Thompson:

  • Is there a potential that people will misinterpret the message?
  • How much has your message turned to the mental game of the competition at every level?
  • Have you done any work with schools?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why Compete Every Day: The Not-So-Secret Secret to Winning at Work and Life
  • How to success through influencers
  • How entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride and the benefit of reframing/ refocusing day by day

More about Jake Thompson:

  • To learn more about Compete Every Day
  • Connect with Jake on social channels, all handles are @competeeveryday

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Now you have the power to change this. You can get the exact domain name that you want on new domain extensions such as .site. It is short, it is simple-to-understand and it literally means “website” so it’s perfect for any website that you might be building.

In fact, I got myself www.selfreliance.site where I talk about my book ‘The Self Reliant Entrepreneur’ and share content to help people become self-reliant in their entrepreneurial journey.

You too can get your very own .site domain for as low as $1.99. Visit www.get.site. Search for your unique .site domain and use code ‘selfreliance’ to get 50% off on your domain purchase.

How to Embrace a More Diverse Approach to Marketing

How to Embrace a More Diverse Approach to Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Sergio Alcocer

diversity in marketingIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Sergio Alcocer, one of the most progressive multicultural marketers in the USA. In 1999 he helped found LatinWorks, an agency that has consistently bent the rules of the Hispanic market by creating thought-provoking campaigns for some of the major advertisers in the space.

During his time as President and CCO  LatinWorks was recognized as the Multicultural Agency of the Year in 2013, 2012, & 2010 by AdAge, and in 2012 and 2010 by Adweek. The shop has been on AdAge’s ranking of the top ten agencies in the USA in 2014 and 2011 and was honored as Small Agency of the Year in 2012.

In 2017 Sergio Alcocer founded Rest of the World agency, a team of highly experienced advertising professionals in the field of research, strategy, and creativity who share the same passion. Their commitment to creating an agency that gives a voice to people who are rarely heard.

Questions I ask Sergio Alcocer:

  • How does a company embrace a  much more diverse approach to marketing and building an organization?
  • What role does this idea of multicultural marketing or inclusion play for that hyperlocal business?
  • In your view, what role does a majority company have in trying to affect change or need to shoulder?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion in business
  • How marketing and society moving on different paths
  • Why having a viewpoint as a business for things happening in society is important

More about Sergio Alcocer:

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