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The $100 MBA Show

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An iTunes Best of 2014 podcast- The $100 MBA Show is a new kind of business podcast where you simply get better at business with our daily 10 minute business lessons for the real world. These no fluff, 10-minute episodes are packed with only the pure business building training you want. Omar Zenhom shares some of the best business lessons, concepts, examples and insights from inside The $100 MBA training and community. Omar also calls upon some of the industry's top experts as guest teachers on the show. Again, no backstories or promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game. Life is busy, we know. But we also know you need to always be growing as a business builder. That’s why all our episodes are about 10 minutes or less and subscribers get a fresh episode everyday, 7 days a week. Very cool.
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MBA2436 Your Only Goal In Your First Year of Business & How to Achieve It

When you start a business, do you have a first-year goal? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the countless tasks and decisions that come with starting a business? Do you struggle to find clarity and direction in the midst of it all? If so, you’re in for a treat with today’s episode. Omar is here to […] The post MBA2436 Your Only Goal In Your First Year of Business & How to Achieve It appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/03/202418 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2435 Q&A Wednesday: How do I increase my email offer sales conversions?

Are you looking to boost your email offer sales conversions for your business? Do you want to learn practical strategies to maximize your email marketing efforts? Are you looking to drive more sales? In this episode, Omar shares his expertise on increasing email offer sales conversions, providing valuable insights and actionable tips for improving your […] The post MBA2435 Q&A Wednesday: How do I increase my email offer sales conversions? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/02/202421 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2434 How to Think Big and Act Small

Ever thought about how you can grow your business without burning through your budget? Can you achieve significant business growth by taking small, incremental steps? Join Omar as he uncovers the strategies to think big and act small, with real examples, paving the way for success without breaking the bank. In this episode, Omar delves […] The post MBA2434 How to Think Big and Act Small appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/02/202418 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2433 Why I Changed My Social Media Strategy

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by the demands of maintaining a strong social media presence across multiple platforms? Have you ever wondered if there’s a simpler, more effective approach to growing your audience and reaching your business goals through social media? In this episode, Omar reveals his personal journey of redefining his social media […] The post MBA2433 Why I Changed My Social Media Strategy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/02/202413 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2432 Q&A Wednesday: Am I too conservative to be an entrepreneur?

Are you hesitant to take risks in your entrepreneurial journey? Do you find yourself agonizing over every decision, big or small, for fear of making the wrong choice? If so, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs face the challenge of balancing calculated risk with caution. In this episode, Omar delves into the question posed by Brenda: […] The post MBA2432 Q&A Wednesday: Am I too conservative to be an entrepreneur? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/02/202415 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2431 Must Read: The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

Ever wondered how your personal wellbeing could impact your business success? Are you ready to discover the mindset shift that can transform not only your business, but your entire life? Here’s a thought-provoking book that explores the connection between inner peace and business performance. Join Omar as he delves deep into the insights and takeaways […] The post MBA2431 Must Read: The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/02/202415 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2430 Just Show Up!

Are you struggling to build your business or maintain consistency in your efforts? Do you wonder why some entrepreneurs seem to effortlessly succeed while others flounder? In this episode, Omar shares the power of just showing up. With over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience and a track record of helping thousands of business owners, Omar […] The post MBA2430 Just Show Up! appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/02/202414 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2429 Q&A Wednesday: How do I deal with haters that say we need more diversity?

How important is diversity in business or events? What if your business lacks diversity and gets a lot of hate for it? How can your business effectively respond to criticism regarding the absence of diversity in its operations or events, and what steps can you take to actively promote and incorporate diversity? In this episode, […] The post MBA2429 Q&A Wednesday: How do I deal with haters that say we need more diversity? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/02/202413 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2428 Must Read: Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Do you ever wonder what it takes to become a larger-than-life entrepreneur like Elon Musk? What challenges did he face? What can we learn from his journey? In this episode, Omar delves into the must-read biography “Elon Musk” by Walter Isaacson, sharing key takeaways and insights that will leave you riveted. Omar explores the in-depth […] The post MBA2428 Must Read: Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/02/202418 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2427 How to Use Your Job To Start Your Business

Are you currently employed but dreaming of starting your own business? Wondering how you can use your current job as a stepping stone to entrepreneurship? If so, then this episode is perfect for you! In this episode, Omar shares invaluable insights on how you can leverage your job to gain the skills and experience necessary […] The post MBA2427 How to Use Your Job To Start Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/02/202412 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2426 Q&A Wednesday: How do I sell my first product with no email list or following?

Do you struggle selling your products without an email list or social media following? Are you feeling lost without a platform to promote your offerings? Fret not, because in today’s episode, Omar is here to guide you through the process and provide practical solutions to this common entrepreneurial challenge. Omar shares a variety of options […] The post MBA2426 Q&A Wednesday: How do I sell my first product with no email list or following? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/02/202411 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2425 Extended Interview: Noah Kagan – How to Launch a Million Dollar Business This Weekend

Want to learn how to launch a million-dollar business this weekend? Can you actually create a thriving business with very limited time and resources? In this extended interview, Omar dives deep into the extraordinary life and entrepreneurial journey of Noah Kagan, the brilliant mind behind AppSumo and the author of his new book, ‘Million Dollar […] The post MBA2425 Extended Interview: Noah Kagan – How to Launch a Million Dollar Business This Weekend appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/02/20241 hour 17 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2424 Why People Hate Running Agency Businesses & How To Avoid The Headaches

Want to know why many agency owners hate their business? Omar delves into the common reasons why a lot of owners end up frustrated and burnt out with their agency. Managing people, dealing with talent wars, handling client expectations, and the constant pressure to maintain and acquire new clientele are some of the headaches that […] The post MBA2424 Why People Hate Running Agency Businesses & How To Avoid The Headaches appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/02/202413 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2423 Q&A Wednesday: Why did you stop your coaching program?

Is it time for you to stop offering a product or service in your business? Today’s lesson is a reminder that business decisions often require cutting ties – even with products or services we once cherished. Omar candidly shares why he decided to stop offering the Mission Control program, emphasizing the importance of making business […] The post MBA2423 Q&A Wednesday: Why did you stop your coaching program? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/01/202413 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2422 How Much Does Timing Matter in Business?

Are you wondering if timing really matters in business? Can perfect timing turn a startup into a unicorn? Have you heard successful founders attribute their success to perfect timing? In today’s episode, Omar explores the critical role of timing in business and shares real-world examples of when timing made or broke a business. From real-world […] The post MBA2422 How Much Does Timing Matter in Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/01/202415 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2421 How to Know if Your Business Will Succeed

Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring to be one, but hesitant to start your own business because you’re unsure if it will succeed? Do you want to learn how to determine if your business will thrive before diving in, making the most of your time, effort, and investment? In this episode, Omar presents a straightforward […] The post MBA2421 How to Know if Your Business Will Succeed appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/01/202412 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2420 Q&A Wednesday: Should I hire someone underqualified that has potential?

Ever found yourself wondering whether to hire someone with loads of potential but not quite the qualifications you’re looking for? Is it a smart move to bring on an under-qualified candidate with a ton of upside? It’s a tricky decision to hire under-qualified talent and there are risks and rewards involved. That’s why Omar’s bringing […] The post MBA2420 Q&A Wednesday: Should I hire someone underqualified that has potential? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/01/202413 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2419 What is Branding Anyway and How to Do It Right

Have you ever wondered what branding really means and how you can leverage it to propel your business forward? If you’ve felt lost in the sea of advice and buzzwords surrounding branding, then you’re not alone. Join Omar as he demystifies the enigma of branding, breaking it down into tangible and actionable insights that will […] The post MBA2419 What is Branding Anyway and How to Do It Right appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/01/202412 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA2418 Why I Sold WebinarNinja and What I Learned Along The Way + Free Ride Friday

Today’s episode is an exclusive peek into the journey and compelling story of why Omar and Nicole decided to sell WebinarNinja, after nurturing it into a powerhouse in the live video software arena over a span of 9 years. Omar gets brutally honest as he shares the top 10 lessons he learned along the way, […] The post MBA2418 Why I Sold WebinarNinja and What I Learned Along The Way + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/01/202415 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2417 Q&A Wednesday: TikTok or YouTube? Which platform should I create content for?

Are you torn between creating content for TikTok or YouTube? Unsure of which platform offers a better return on investment and can help you build a lasting audience? Omar tackles this dilemma head-on in response to this week’s Q&A. He dives deep into the nuances of YouTube versus TikTok, providing a wealth of insights to […] The post MBA2417 Q&A Wednesday: TikTok or YouTube? Which platform should I create content for? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/01/202413 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2416 5 Things That Cause Businesses to Fail and How to Avoid Them

Are you curious about the reasons why some businesses flourish while others struggle to gain traction? Have you ever pondered over the critical factors that can lead a business to failure and wondered how to safeguard your own venture from such pitfalls? This episode is a goldmine of insights and actionable advice for entrepreneurs. By […] The post MBA2416 5 Things That Cause Businesses to Fail and How to Avoid Them appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/01/202422 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2415 How to Spend Less Time in Your Email Inbox in 2024 + Free Ride Friday

Are you tired of spending endless hours in your email inbox? Do you want to reclaim your time and focus on growing your business instead? In this episode, Omar shares valuable strategies on how to cut down the time you spend in your email inbox. These proven strategies are designed to liberate you from the […] The post MBA2415 How to Spend Less Time in Your Email Inbox in 2024 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/01/202414 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2414 Q&A Wednesday: Are there any short term loan options to get us over a hump?

Are you experiencing financial hurdles in your business and weighing the options for short-term loans to overcome the tough times? In this episode, Omar tackles the challenge of needing a short-term loan to overcome a tight financial situation. He shares practical advice and alternative strategies to not only weather the storm but also create lasting […] The post MBA2414 Q&A Wednesday: Are there any short term loan options to get us over a hump? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/01/202418 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2413 Business Breakdowns: True Classic – A New E-Commerce Brand Stealing Ideas

Today, Omar breaks down the incredible journey of True Classic, an e-commerce brand that has not only disrupted the market but also stolen ideas from other industries to become one of the fastest-growing brands, making over a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue in just a few years. Omar uncovers the 5 compelling strategies […] The post MBA2413 Business Breakdowns: True Classic – A New E-Commerce Brand Stealing Ideas appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/01/202417 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2412 Experts, Gurus, Mentors- How To Know Who To Trust Online + Free Ride Friday

In an era where it’s easy to be inundated with promises of overnight success and secret formulas, it’s crucial to know who we can trust in our quest for business growth and success. In this episode, Omar cuts through the noise and gets real about the untrustworthy characters in the online business world. From “experts” […] The post MBA2412 Experts, Gurus, Mentors- How To Know Who To Trust Online + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/01/202416 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2411 Q&A Wednesday: How do I go from one client to replacing my job while working full-time?

Are you currently working a full-time job but dreaming of transitioning into full-time entrepreneurship? You’re not alone.  In this Q&A Wednesday episode, we dive deep into the challenges facing entrepreneurs who are side hustling while working in a full-time job and offer creative solutions to bridge the gap between the two. Drawing from his personal […] The post MBA2411 Q&A Wednesday: How do I go from one client to replacing my job while working full-time? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/01/202414 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2410 Must Read: Outlive by Peter Attia

Happy New Year! As we embark on a new year, it’s the perfect time to prioritize our health and set the foundation for a successful and fulfilling year ahead. In this episode, Omar shares a compelling must-read book recommendation that has the potential to not only transform your health but also positively impact your business. […] The post MBA2410 Must Read: Outlive by Peter Attia appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/01/202417 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2409 How to Identify Your Ideal Customer + Free Ride Friday

Your ideal customer is the key to attracting the right people to buy your products or services. Not everybody should be your customer, and understanding who your ideal customer is can make a significant difference in your business growth and strategy. In this episode, Omar shares valuable insights on how to identify your ideal customer […] The post MBA2409 How to Identify Your Ideal Customer + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/12/202315 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2408 Q&A Wednesday: How do I resolve disagreements with my co-founder?

As many of us know, co-founding a business can be an incredibly rewarding, challenging, and dynamic journey. It comes with its fair share of disagreements, but they don’t have to be roadblocks. In this episode, Omar shares his own experience of working with a co-founder for over 10 years and how they have navigated through […] The post MBA2408 Q&A Wednesday: How do I resolve disagreements with my co-founder? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/12/202312 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2407 Must Read: Relentless by Tim Grover

“Relentless” by Tim Grover unveils the mindset of top athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, & Dwyane Wade, and the learnings are a game-changer.  Today’s must-read offers unique perspectives on what it takes to be a top performer, drawing from Grover’s extensive experience in elite athlete training. Omar shares his key takeaways and thoughts on […] The post MBA2407 Must Read: Relentless by Tim Grover appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/12/202312 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2406 How to Prepare For a Successful 2024 + Free Ride Friday

As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how we can set ourselves up for an incredibly successful 2024.  To assist you in this, Omar shares a remarkable episode that’s all about strategic planning and guidance on how to set the stage for a highly successful year. […] The post MBA2406 How to Prepare For a Successful 2024 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/12/202315 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2405 Q&A Wednesday: How do I attract and retain top talent in a competitive market?

Attracting and retaining top talent in a competitive market is a real challenge. Omar helps out a listener currently facing this challenge. Drawing from his own experiences running a business for over two decades, Omar shares practical strategies and insights on creating an appealing offer for potential employees, optimizing the onboarding process, and fostering strong […] The post MBA2405 Q&A Wednesday: How do I attract and retain top talent in a competitive market? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/12/202315 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2404 Business Breakdowns: Virgin Voyages – Re-inventing Cruising

Today, we’re thrilled to dive into an exciting new segment here on the podcast: Business Breakdowns. We’re going to take an in-depth look at how Virgin Voyages reinvented the cruise industry and became a major disrupter in their highly competitive market.  Virgin Voyages, led by the visionary Richard Branson, dared to enter the competitive world […] The post MBA2404 Business Breakdowns: Virgin Voyages – Re-inventing Cruising appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/12/202313 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2403 Courses vs. Communities. Which is Better for You? + Free Ride Friday

Online courses have gained popularity because they can be created once and sold repeatedly. It’s like front-loading the work and reaping the benefits over time. On the other hand, communities offer a hybrid approach, combining access to content with accountability, guidance, and a sense of belonging. Communities are perfect for recurring memberships, ensuring steady income […] The post MBA2403 Courses vs. Communities. Which is Better for You? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/12/202312 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2402 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my email list fast?

Building a thriving email list is crucial for your online business. Whether you’re just starting out or have been running your online business for a while, it is important to have a robust email list that can drive sales and sustain your growth. In this episode, Omar  breaks down the exact strategies he used to […] The post MBA2402 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my email list fast? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/12/202312 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2401 Guest Teacher- Ankur Nagpal – How Business Owners Can Save Money on Taxes

Imagine if you could keep more of your hard-earned money by implementing some mind-blowing tax strategies. How would that impact your business?  Today’s guest teacher is Ankur Nagpal, the founder of Teachable, a popular online course platform. Today, Ankur is dedicated to helping business owners save money on taxes through his new venture, Carry. Ankur […] The post MBA2401 Guest Teacher- Ankur Nagpal – How Business Owners Can Save Money on Taxes appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/12/202315 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2400 How To Create Your Own Chat GPT + Free Ride Friday

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve. And AI is the secret weapon that can give you a competitive edge. One incredible tool that’s making waves in the AI world is ChatGPT by OpenAI.  In this episode, Omar explains the recent announcements made by OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, […] The post MBA2400 How To Create Your Own Chat GPT + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/12/202312 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2399 Q&A Wednesday: Is being an influencer a good business model?

Being an influencer is more than just a role, it’s a business mindset. As influencers continue to rise in popularity with the growth of social media and platforms like TikTok and YouTube, it is important to understand what being an influencer really means and how this translates into a business. In this episode, Omar dives […] The post MBA2399 Q&A Wednesday: Is being an influencer a good business model? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/12/202311 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2398 Must Read: Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly

Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly is a refreshing blend of business wisdom, life lessons, and personal growth strategies. Kevin Kelly, a renowned creator and entrepreneur, shares 68 small pieces of advice that are both valuable and applicable not only to our businesses but also to our personal lives.  In this episode, Omar highlights […] The post MBA2398 Must Read: Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/12/202314 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2397 Why It Feels Like You Are Always Putting Out Fires + Free Ride Friday

As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves waking up to new problems and challenges that need to be solved. But why does this happen so frequently? And more importantly, what can we do about it?  In today’s episode, we dive deep into a common struggle that many business owners face – the constant need to solve […] The post MBA2397 Why It Feels Like You Are Always Putting Out Fires + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/12/202313 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2396 Q&A Wednesday: How do I start a business while in a job? I have no time.

Many of us dream of starting our own business, but finding the time and juggling responsibilities can often seem impossible. As a former high school teacher who side-hustled for ten years before transitioning into full-time entrepreneurship, Omar shares his personal experience and offers valuable advice on how to make it work. Learn how he did […] The post MBA2396 Q&A Wednesday: How do I start a business while in a job? I have no time. appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/11/202316 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2395 Must Read: Be Useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger

In his book Be Useful, Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his seven principles for a fulfilling life – a life where you feel useful, content, and happy. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s life story is nothing short of incredible. From being an immigrant to becoming a bodybuilding champion, movie star, and even a governor, he has defied all odds. In […] The post MBA2395 Must Read: Be Useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/11/202314 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2394 How To Create an HR Department on a Budget + Free Ride Friday

As your company expands, managing human resources becomes essential for maintaining organization and nurturing a positive team culture. However, building a dedicated HR department can be costly, especially when you’re just starting out. In this episode, Omar shares the three key ingredients to creating a successful HR department on a budget. By implementing these three […] The post MBA2394 How To Create an HR Department on a Budget + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/11/202313 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2393 Q&A Wednesday: Should I use AI for my blog post and site content?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, including content creation. However, when it comes to utilizing AI for your blog posts and website content, there are important considerations to keep in mind. Omar shares tips and strategies on leveraging AI to optimize your content, create better blog posts, and enhance your website […] The post MBA2393 Q&A Wednesday: Should I use AI for my blog post and site content? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/11/202310 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2392 How to Find Your Niche in 3 Steps

You may have heard the saying, “the riches are in the niches.” And it’s true. When you know exactly who your target audience is and what they’re looking for, you have the power to build a loyal customer base that is obsessed with your product or service. In today’s episode, Omar breaks down the process […] The post MBA2392 How to Find Your Niche in 3 Steps appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/11/202315 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2391 How To Redesign Your Website + Free Ride Friday

Your website serves as the primary platform for your business, and it’s crucial to optimize and enhance its design and functionality. While it’s common for entrepreneurs to start with a basic website to get the ball rolling, there comes a time when a redesign is necessary to keep up with the competition and provide a […] The post MBA2391 How To Redesign Your Website + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/11/202315 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2390 Q&A Wednesday: Should I do a Black Friday Sale?

Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the biggest opportunities to make a sale and offer jaw-dropping deals to entice potential customers. However, it’s crucial to remember that amidst all the noise and countless offers, standing out can be a challenge.  In today’s episode, Omar will be diving into a question from Andrew, who runs a […] The post MBA2390 Q&A Wednesday: Should I do a Black Friday Sale? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/11/202316 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2389 Must Read: On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

As entrepreneurs, who often dedicate a significant portion of our waking hours to building and growing our businesses, it’s crucial to reflect on how we use our time. In today’s episode, Omar introduces us to Seneca’s timeless book and its relevance to our business lives. “On the Shortness of Life” explores the concept of time […] The post MBA2389 Must Read: On the Shortness of Life by Seneca appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/11/202315 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2388 My Biggest Take-Aways from SXSW + Free Ride Friday

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the most exciting conferences in the tech, business, and entertainment world?  In the episode, Omar shares his experience attending the South by Southwest conference and what he learned from it. If you’re curious about the future of technology, business, and […] The post MBA2388 My Biggest Take-Aways from SXSW + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/11/202319 minutes 23 seconds
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MBA2387 Q&A Wednesday: Is blogging dead? Should I just focus on video content?

Is blogging dead? Should you focus on creating more video content for social media instead? In this episode, we dive deep into Fred’s question and explore the pros and cons of blogging versus video content. Omar explores the power of blogging in driving organic traffic to your website and the challenges of driving traffic through […] The post MBA2387 Q&A Wednesday: Is blogging dead? Should I just focus on video content? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/11/202313 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2386 Guest Teacher – Matt McWilliams – How to Start and Scale an Affiliate Program

Affiliate programs offer four major advantages over other forms of advertising. They allow you to make money before you spend it, as you only pay for performance. In this episode, Matt McWilliams, a renowned affiliate expert who has worked with big brands and industry leaders such as Brian Tracy, Lewis Howes, Tony Robbins, and Kevin […] The post MBA2386 Guest Teacher – Matt McWilliams – How to Start and Scale an Affiliate Program appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/11/202319 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2385 What’s Important is Difficult + Free Ride Friday

We all have areas in our lives that are important to us, whether it’s staying healthy, building strong relationships, or achieving financial independence. And let’s face it, these things are not easy. They require effort, perseverance, and sometimes stepping out of our comfort zones. But why is it that important things are often difficult? This […] The post MBA2385 What’s Important is Difficult + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/11/202312 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2384 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to be on social media? I hate it.

Do you need to be on social media? It’s a question many of us can relate to, as social media can be overwhelming and have negative effects on our mood and overall well-being. Social media isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be a powerful tool for your business success and personal brand. Omar […] The post MBA2384 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to be on social media? I hate it. appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/11/202312 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2383 Must Read: The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett

Are you someone who tends to prioritize your career over other aspects of your life? How can you strike a balance between your personal and professional priorities? We’ll be exploring The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett. This is not your typical business book. It’s a compilation of gems dropped by Steven Bartlett, sharing […] The post MBA2383 Must Read: The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/10/202318 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2382 How to Drastically Improve Your Online Course + Free Ride Friday

Creating a successful online course is not as easy as it seems. Many of us put in a lot of effort and then hear crickets after launching.  Today, Omar will be sharing how you can avoid that and ensure that your course stands out. We’ll give you three key ingredients that will make your course […] The post MBA2382 How to Drastically Improve Your Online Course + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/10/202314 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2381 Q&A Wednesday: Should I give my team a raise or invest in marketing?

When you make some profit in your business, should you give a raise to your team members or invest the money in marketing? It’s a tough question, as both options have their benefits.  On one hand, investing in marketing can help grow your business and bring in more customers. On the other hand, rewarding your […] The post MBA2381 Q&A Wednesday: Should I give my team a raise or invest in marketing? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/10/202314 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2380 How To Start Speaking on Stages

If you’ve never spoken on stages before and feel unsure about how to get started, worry not! Omar shares his personal journey of how he got started with speaking engagements and gives valuable insights on what works and what doesn’t, as well as tips on how to put your best foot forward and make the […] The post MBA2380 How To Start Speaking on Stages appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/10/202319 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2379 How to Know If You Have Too Much on Your Plate + Free Ride Friday

Do you ever feel like you have too much on your plate? Wondering if you’re just poor at managing your time or if there’s such a thing as having too much work? As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and burnt out when juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities. Omar explores the signs that indicate […] The post MBA2379 How to Know If You Have Too Much on Your Plate + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/10/202316 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2378 Q&A Wednesday: Should I attend SXSW or is it a waste of money?

Conferences like South by Southwest (SXSW) can be quite costly, and it’s crucial to evaluate if it’s worth your time, money, and energy.  SXSW is a renowned conference and festival that covers three major areas: technology and innovation, gaming, and music and film. Many organizations, companies, and experts flock to this conference because it is […] The post MBA2378 Q&A Wednesday: Should I attend SXSW or is it a waste of money? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/10/202314 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2377 How I Prepare to Speak on Stage at Conferences

Public speaking is a powerful tool to establish authority, build your brand, and connect with a larger audience. It’s networking on steroids and it’s worth considering as a powerful tool for expanding your entrepreneurial horizons. Omar has been honing his public speaking skills for over a decade, investing in coaches, training, and stage performance techniques. […] The post MBA2377 How I Prepare to Speak on Stage at Conferences appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/10/202320 minutes 41 seconds
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MBA2376 How To Keep Depression Away When Running a Business + Free Ride Friday

Running a business isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, and there will be tough times that can take a toll on your mental health. But in order to lead a successful business, it’s crucial to prioritize your own well-being. In this episode, Omar will be sharing strategies that have helped him navigate through the challenges and […] The post MBA2376 How To Keep Depression Away When Running a Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/10/202321 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2375 Q&A Wednesday: Should I build in public?

Should you build in public? This trend of sharing the journey of building a business publicly has gained significant popularity, but is it the right strategy for everyone? Omar shares his insights on the pros and cons of building in public. While it can be an effective marketing strategy, it may not be suitable for […] The post MBA2375 Q&A Wednesday: Should I build in public? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/10/202311 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2374 How To Drastically Improve Your Business in 1 Hour

Want to level up your business in just 1 hour? I know it sounds like a bold claim, but trust us, this exercise has been a game-changer for countless entrepreneurs, no matter how long they’ve been in business.  In this episode, Omar will guide you through a step-by-step exercise that will challenge you to think […] The post MBA2374 How To Drastically Improve Your Business in 1 Hour appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/10/202314 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2373 The 3 Things You Must Spend on to Grow Your Business + Free Ride Friday

As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves wondering where we should invest our hard-earned money to ensure the growth and success of our businesses.  In this episode, Omar will share with you the three essential areas that require your financial attention in order to keep your business on an upward trajectory. Drawing from his own experience […] The post MBA2373 The 3 Things You Must Spend on to Grow Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/10/202314 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2372 Q&A Wednesday: Should I hire to create a logo or create it myself?

Should you hire a professional for your logo or do it yourself? This is an important decision that can have a significant impact on your brand’s identity and perception.  Omar personally experienced both sides of this decision – creating logos himself and hiring professional designers. In this episode, Omar will share with you the benefits […] The post MBA2372 Q&A Wednesday: Should I hire to create a logo or create it myself? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/10/202314 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2371 Extended Interview: How Greg Smith Grew Thinkific to a $150M Company

Surviving tough times in business is an art. Discover how Greg Smith, the CEO of Thinkific, a $150M company grew Thinkific, survived tough times, and gained valuable insights along the way.  Sitting down to chat with Omar, Greg shares valuable insights and lessons learned along the way, emphasizing the importance of surviving tough times in […] The post MBA2371 Extended Interview: How Greg Smith Grew Thinkific to a $150M Company appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/10/202350 minutes 41 seconds
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MBA2370 Should You Start a Brick and Mortar Business? + Free Ride Friday

Are you tired of the online world? Thinking about starting a brick and mortar business?  Brick and mortar businesses have been around for centuries, and for good reason. In today’s episode, we tackle the question that many aspiring entrepreneurs ponder: “Should I start a brick and mortar business?” While online businesses have dominated the landscape […] The post MBA2370 Should You Start a Brick and Mortar Business? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/09/202313 minutes 1 second
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MBA2369 Q&A Wednesday: How long should I keep going before I quit?

Should you quit your business if it’s not working out for you? Should you quit the pursuit of becoming an entrepreneur altogether? Being an entrepreneur is a career, just like any other career. Sometimes, it’s necessary to switch companies or explore different opportunities within the same field. However, quitting the pursuit of entrepreneurship itself is […] The post MBA2369 Q&A Wednesday: How long should I keep going before I quit? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/09/202317 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2368 Must Read: Business Made Simple by Donald Miller

On today’s must read, we’re diving into the book “Business Made Simple” by Donald Miller. What sets this book apart is Donald Miller’s conversational writing style, which feels as if he’s speaking directly to you. He provides real-world examples to illustrate complex concepts, allowing you to grasp and apply them in your own business ventures. […] The post MBA2368 Must Read: Business Made Simple by Donald Miller appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/09/202313 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2367 Three Things That Make Your Business Way Easier + Free Ride Friday

What are the three essential elements that can make your business run smoother and more profitable?  Omar shares his insights gained from his 20 years of experience running various successful businesses. In this episode, he’ll cover the three things that can make your business so much easier. These are key aspects that, if implemented, will […] The post MBA2367 Three Things That Make Your Business Way Easier + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/09/202314 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2366 Q&A Wednesday: What’s the difference between a CRM and an Email Marketing software?

Are you confused about the differences between a CRM and an email marketing software? Are you wondering which one you need for your online business? Whether you’re just starting out or looking to scale your business, this is a vital distinction to understand. In this episode, we’ll dive into the differences between a CRM and […] The post MBA2366 Q&A Wednesday: What’s the difference between a CRM and an Email Marketing software? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/09/202315 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2365 Must Read: You Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Whether in business or personal life, resilience and determination are crucial in achieving success. How can you develop mental toughness and resilience in business? Omar shares his insights on the book “You Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins. Omar initially resisted reading this book due to Goggins’ intense persona but was pleasantly surprised by its […] The post MBA2365 Must Read: You Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/09/202312 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2364 Why You Shouldn’t Follow Highly Successful People + Free Ride Friday

As entrepreneurs, we often idolize highly successful individuals and aspire to emulate their achievements. We’re often encouraged to emulate those who have achieved great success.  Omar believes that blindly following in their footsteps may not be the best path for everyone.  Omar explains why seeking balance and fulfilment in all areas of your life should […] The post MBA2364 Why You Shouldn’t Follow Highly Successful People + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/09/202314 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2363 Q&A Wednesday: Should I launch my app without knowing how to monetize it?

Can you launch your app without knowing how to monetize it? It’s not uncommon for passionate entrepreneurs to want to dive headfirst into bringing an app idea to life.  The excitement of creating something innovative can sometimes overshadow the importance of having a solid monetization strategy. While it’s understandable to be eager to launch your […] The post MBA2363 Q&A Wednesday: Should I launch my app without knowing how to monetize it? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/09/202315 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2362 Guest Teacher – Tommy Mello – How to Grow and Scale a Business from the Ground Up

What are the key factors to consider when building a successful business from scratch? How can you achieve rapid growth and scalability? In today’s episode, we have a phenomenal guest teacher, Tommy Mello, sharing his expertise on how to grow and scale a business from the ground up. Tommy is a self-made multimillionaire who has […] The post MBA2362 Guest Teacher – Tommy Mello – How to Grow and Scale a Business from the Ground Up appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/09/202322 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2361 How to Work While Away on Business The Smart Way + Free Ride Friday

Can you effectively work while travelling for business and not sacrifice focus and productivity? A common challenge many entrepreneurs face is working while away on business trips.  We’ve all been there, feeling overwhelmed and guilty for not being fully present at conferences or meetings. Omar shares his personal experiences and insights on how to work […] The post MBA2361 How to Work While Away on Business The Smart Way + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/09/202314 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2360 Q&A Wednesday: Is it better to sell high ticket or low ticket offers when getting started?

When it comes to choosing between low ticket or high ticket offers, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your specific situation and what motivates you as an entrepreneur. Many experts argue that starting with high ticket offers can be more beneficial in terms of generating sustainable income. In this episode, we’ll dive into the […] The post MBA2360 Q&A Wednesday: Is it better to sell high ticket or low ticket offers when getting started? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/09/202314 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2359 Must Read: 80/20 Rule by Richard Koch

So, what exactly is the 80/20 Rule? It’s a concept that highlights how focusing on a few vital inputs can generate the majority of your results. In other words, 20% of your efforts will deliver 80% of your outcomes.  Omar dives into the transformative power of the 80/20 Rule, as explained in the book The […] The post MBA2359 Must Read: 80/20 Rule by Richard Koch appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/09/202314 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2358 What I Learned Running My Annual Conference OZCON in 2023 + Free Ride Friday

No matter what type of business you run, building an audience and becoming an authority in your industry is crucial. By hosting events, you can position yourself as a leader and create a remarkable experience for your participants and attendees. In today’s episode, Omar will be sharing his experience running the annual conference, OZCON, in […] The post MBA2358 What I Learned Running My Annual Conference OZCON in 2023 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/09/202318 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2357 Q&A Wednesday: Hiring in the Philippines: What are the pros and cons?

Have you considered hiring remote workers from the Philippines?  What are the pros and cons of hiring in the Philippines? Hiring in the Philippines offers incredible opportunities, and we personally recommend considering Filipino talent for your business. Having hired and worked with Filipino team members for the past nine years, Omar provides the transparent, honest […] The post MBA2357 Q&A Wednesday: Hiring in the Philippines: What are the pros and cons? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/08/202314 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2356 Must Read: 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan

How is achieving tenfold growth more achievable than just doubling your business? What if it’s actually easier to achieve tenfold growth in your businesses than just doubling it?  Dan Sullivan’s 10x Is Easier Than 2x, challenges the conventional mindset of gradual progress and encourages us to think bigger. He provides valuable insights and strategies to […] The post MBA2356 Must Read: 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/08/202313 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2355 How To Follow Up with Clients Without Being Annoying + Free Ride Friday

As entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of building strong relationships with our clients. It’s not just about making the sale, but also about providing value and support along the way. But how do you follow up without feeling spammy or a pest?  Effective follow-up is an opportunity to demonstrate your reliability, trustworthiness, and commitment to […] The post MBA2355 How To Follow Up with Clients Without Being Annoying + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/08/202316 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2354 Bonus Episode- Introducing Real Good Podcast Season 5

Today, we’ve got a little something extra for you. We’re back sharing another episode of a podcast called Real Good by US Bank as they kick off Season 5.  This episode also takes us on a journey through the themes of the past seasons and gives us an exciting preview of what’s to come this […] The post MBA2354 Bonus Episode- Introducing Real Good Podcast Season 5 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/08/20231 hour 6 minutes
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MBA2353 Q&A Wednesday: How do I spend my limited marketing budget?

As entrepreneurs, every dollar counts. Marketing can make or break a business, but what if you don’t have a huge budget to play with?  Omar shares valuable insights and strategies on how to spend your limited marketing budget wisely.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced marketer, Omar’s advice will help you stretch your limited […] The post MBA2353 Q&A Wednesday: How do I spend my limited marketing budget? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/08/202312 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2352 Must Read: Die with Zero by Bill Perkins

Are you ready to challenge your perspective on wealth and money? Get ready to broaden your entrepreneurial mindset and discover the power of creating memories instead of more zeros in the bank. Die with Zero by Bill Perkins is not your typical money management guide. It unveils a thought-provoking concept that encourages readers to reassess […] The post MBA2352 Must Read: Die with Zero by Bill Perkins appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/08/202313 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2351 Why Chasing Home Runs is a Bad Idea + Free Ride Friday

We often believe that success comes from one big, game-changing idea or business. But here’s the reality: slow, incremental growth is the true key to long-term success. Have you ever wondered why some businesses skyrocket to success seemingly overnight, while others struggle to gain traction? In this episode, we debunk the myth of the “home […] The post MBA2351 Why Chasing Home Runs is a Bad Idea + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/08/202315 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2350 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my newsletter?

Did you know that businesses can sell for millions of dollars based solely on the strength of their newsletter? It’s true! Attention is a precious commodity, and having a newsletter with engaged subscribers is like holding gold in your hands. But how exactly do you go about growing your newsletter and increasing subscribers? It’s not […] The post MBA2350 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my newsletter? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/08/202315 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2349 Guest Teacher – Kim Rittberg – How To Go From Professional To Thought Leader With Video – No Pointing or Dancing Needed

Are you a professional looking to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry using the power of video? Being on video makes you easier to find and differentiates you as a speaker or expert. In this episode, guest teacher, Kim Rittberg, shares her invaluable insights on how to go from being a professional […] The post MBA2349 Guest Teacher – Kim Rittberg – How To Go From Professional To Thought Leader With Video – No Pointing or Dancing Needed appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/08/202320 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2348 How To Easily Leverage AI to Grow Your Business + Free Ride Friday

How can AI tools help improve productivity and efficiency in your business? We’re diving into the world of artificial intelligence and showing you how you can easily leverage it to grow your business.  AI is like having a fast and smart assistant that can take care of various tasks for you. With examples ranging from […] The post MBA2348 How To Easily Leverage AI to Grow Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/08/202314 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2347 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get better at holding my team accountable?

Accountability is a crucial aspect of any successful team. As a leader, it’s important to set expectations and ensure that your team members are meeting them. In today’s episode, we’ll look at various strategies and techniques to help you foster accountability in your team without micromanaging them. Omar highlights the importance of coaching and continuously […] The post MBA2347 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get better at holding my team accountable? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/08/202314 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2346 Must Read: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Did you know that our minds play tricks on us when it comes to finding happiness? So what can we do to create our own happiness in life? Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert uncovers the human perception of happiness and how our minds can sometimes deceive us when it comes to finding what will […] The post MBA2346 Must Read: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/08/202313 minutes 36 seconds
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MBA2345 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business in 2023 + Free Ride Friday

Have you ever wondered what the biggest mistakes are when launching a business? Knowing what to avoid when starting a business in 2023 can help you understand common pitfalls and evade making costly errors. As the well-known saying goes, ‘change is the only constant in life’. So when it comes to starting a business in […] The post MBA2345 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business in 2023 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/08/202317 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2344 Q&A Wednesday: What’s the best way to train new leaders in my business?

As business owners and managers, developing and nurturing leadership skills is essential for growth and success.  In this episode, we’re sharing the strategies and techniques for training new leaders. From the importance of setting a strong example, to utilizing resources like books and online courses, we’ll leave no stone unturned in helping you build a […] The post MBA2344 Q&A Wednesday: What’s the best way to train new leaders in my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/08/202313 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2343 Extended Guest Teacher Lesson: Ashley Gordon – How to create transformational coaching programs

Are you a coach looking to create transformational coaching programs? As a coach, it’s not enough to just share information with your clients. How can you design coaching programs that truly make a difference in your clients’ lives? What are the key elements that contribute to a successful coaching journey?  Today’s guest teacher Ashley Gordon […] The post MBA2343 Extended Guest Teacher Lesson: Ashley Gordon – How to create transformational coaching programs appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/07/202329 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2342 How to Create Your Content Marketing Strategy in 2023 + Free Ride Friday

In today’s crowded and distracting online landscape, standing out with great content is crucial. Content marketing creates a machine that drives website traffic, attracts new email subscribers, builds relationships, and generates new customers. It’s a long-term strategy that can benefit your business for years to come. But how do you create an effective content marketing […] The post MBA2342 How to Create Your Content Marketing Strategy in 2023 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/07/202315 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2341 Q&A Wednesday: How much time do I need to promote my webinar?

Webinars are an incredibly effective method for selling products. They allow you to build trust with your audience while presenting your products in a personal and engaging way.  Think of webinars as the closest thing to a personal, in-person discussion and an essential part of the sales process. You might think that promoting your webinar […] The post MBA2341 Q&A Wednesday: How much time do I need to promote my webinar? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/07/202313 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2340 Must Read: The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky

Profitability is the lifeblood of any business. Without it, growth, success, and sustainability become difficult to achieve.  The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky dives into ways to increase profitability and the challenges that come with executing these ideas. We discuss various strategies and insights from the book that can help you prioritize and improve […] The post MBA2340 Must Read: The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/07/202314 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2339 Should You Hire Through an Agency? + Free Ride Friday

Hiring can be a time-consuming process that involves tasks such as creating job descriptions, interviewing, screening, and testing.  It’s not uncommon to have to sift through a large number of candidates before finding the right fit. Even a 30-minute interview can add up to several hours or even days of your time. Omar discusses the […] The post MBA2339 Should You Hire Through an Agency? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/07/202313 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2338 Q&A Wednesday: I am about to give up. I’m working hard with no results. Can you help?

Are you feeling frustrated and ready to give up on your business dreams? As entrepreneurs, we’ve all experienced moments of frustration, but it’s crucial to remember that success often requires us to adapt and make changes in our businesses. Omar tackles a listener’s question who is facing a tough situation in his business and considering […] The post MBA2338 Q&A Wednesday: I am about to give up. I’m working hard with no results. Can you help? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/07/202314 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2337 Must Read: The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy

Are you ready to take your writing skills to the next level and generate a great income? We’ve got just the resource for you! Today, we’re diving into a must-read book that will teach you what you need to know about becoming a sales copywriting expert. The book “The Ultimate Sales Letter” by Dan Kennedy, […] The post MBA2337 Must Read: The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/07/202314 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2336 How To Sell Subscriptions in Any Business in 2023 + Free Ride Friday

Subscriptions are not just for companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime. They can provide stable income and build a loyal customer base for businesses of all types and sizes. In this episode, you’ll learn about the best subscription models, how to incorporate them into your pricing or value metrics, and how to test and […] The post MBA2336 How To Sell Subscriptions in Any Business in 2023 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/07/202314 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2335 Q&A Wednesday: Should I join a co-working space or work out of a cafe?

Are you struggling to be productive at home? It’s great that you’re recognizing the need for a change in your work environment. Being productive at home can sometimes be a challenge, and exploring alternative workspaces can make a world of difference.  You’re torn between an office space and a cafe, so let’s weigh the options. […] The post MBA2335 Q&A Wednesday: Should I join a co-working space or work out of a cafe? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/07/202315 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2334 Must Read: Linchpin by Seth Godin

How can you differentiate yourself and become indispensable in a crowded market? Linchpin is an individual who is irreplaceable and creates exceptional value in their business or profession.  “Linchpin” by Seth Godin is not your typical business book filled with jargon and marketing talk. Instead, Godin takes a refreshing no-nonsense approach and emphasizes the importance […] The post MBA2334 Must Read: Linchpin by Seth Godin appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/07/202314 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2333 Why You Should Live Like Nothing Is Guaranteed + Free Ride Friday

Life is unpredictable and circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. It’s essential not to take current success for granted, even if your business is experiencing growth.  In this episode, Omar emphasizes that current circumstances are not permanent and can change at any time. As your business experiences growth, it’s crucial not to […] The post MBA2333 Why You Should Live Like Nothing Is Guaranteed + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/07/202314 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2332 Q&A Wednesday: I need a break but I can’t afford one. What do I do?

Are you ready for a much-deserved break, but can’t seem to find the funds or time to make it happen?  Common challenge that many entrepreneurs and business owners face is needing a break but feeling constrained by time and finances.  Personal well-being has a crucial role in achieving business success. Taking breaks is essential to […] The post MBA2332 Q&A Wednesday: I need a break but I can’t afford one. What do I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/07/202312 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2331 Must Read: How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis

Wealth isn’t just about hitting a specific number. According to Felix Dennis, the author of “How to Get Rich”, there isn’t much difference in lifestyle beyond a particular number (listen to find out). In this Must Read book, Felix challenges the myths surrounding wealth and shares his personal journey to success. From comfortably poor to […] The post MBA2331 Must Read: How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/07/202314 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2330 The Fastest Way For a Beginner To Be Successful in Business + Free Ride Friday

In business, it’s about both “who you know” and “what you know.” “Who you know” provides opportunities and networking, but “what you know” is equally important.  As a beginner in business, networking is essential to meet people and build relationships. However, it’s important to approach networking with a spirit of generosity and adding value before […] The post MBA2330 The Fastest Way For a Beginner To Be Successful in Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/06/202315 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2329 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose which side hustle to go all in on?

As entrepreneurs, we need to be driven by the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from putting something good out in the world. Doing something we love or are passionate about is crucial to maintaining that drive over time.  This episode is all about practical advice on how to choose the right side hustle […] The post MBA2329 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose which side hustle to go all in on? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/06/202311 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2328 Guest Teacher – Steven Mark Kahan – How to set in motion a modern digital marketing strategy & increase revenue growth

The way buyers interact with businesses has changed. Buyers no longer want to interact with multiple car dealerships when buying a car, instead preferring to search online and conduct their own research. It is important to meet those changes and understand your customer’s language and needs. Our guest teacher Steven Mark Kahan shares his expertise […] The post MBA2328 Guest Teacher – Steven Mark Kahan – How to set in motion a modern digital marketing strategy & increase revenue growth appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/06/202323 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2327 Are You Optimizing For The Wrong Things in Your Business? + Free Ride Friday

Are you optimizing for the wrong things in your business? It can be easy to focus on the wrong things in your business and lose sight of why you started in the first place. In this episode, we dive into the importance of planning and focusing on the right goals. It’s essential to take a […] The post MBA2327 Are You Optimizing For The Wrong Things in Your Business? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/06/202314 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2326 Q&A Wednesday: Should I raise my prices with inflation?

Inflation affects businesses and consumers alike, and the decision to raise prices is a difficult one for many entrepreneurs. In this episode, we dive into the question of whether or not you should raise your prices with inflation.  It’s important to note that even successful companies like McDonald’s would go out of business if they […] The post MBA2326 Q&A Wednesday: Should I raise my prices with inflation? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/06/202313 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2325 Guest Teacher – John McKenna – How to leverage a virtual assistant to scale your business

Are you struggling to keep up with the day-to-day tasks of your business, leaving you with less time to focus on growing your business? If so, then you don’t want to miss today’s Guest Teacher lesson with John McKenna on How to leverage a virtual assistant to scale your business. John McKenna, CEO of Peachtree […] The post MBA2325 Guest Teacher – John McKenna – How to leverage a virtual assistant to scale your business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/06/202317 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2324 How To Plan a Successful MVP Launch + Free Ride Friday

The first and most important lesson for new entrepreneurs: don’t try to create the “perfect” product or service. Instead, start with an MVP — a Minimum Viable Product you can improve on. That’s how you find out for sure that your idea is worth investing more time and money in, while simultaneously building the foundation […] The post MBA2324 How To Plan a Successful MVP Launch + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/06/202316 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2323 Q&A Wednesday: How do I give my team confidence?

It’s a common problem for newer and smaller teams: they have the goods, they have the skills, but they’re untested. Unproven. And they don’t trust themselves to make decisions on their own.  In business, confidence is earned. But it can also be fostered and cultivated by a great leader. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got […] The post MBA2323 Q&A Wednesday: How do I give my team confidence? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/06/202315 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2322 Must Have: Storyteller Tactics

Struggle to write great copy? Hit a wall when you’re trying to craft that perfect email campaign or video script? We’ve got a tool that’ll help you find the perfect narrative and turn you into an ace copywriter. …and no, they’re not a sponsor, and we’re not an affiliate. This thing just rocks.  Today is […] The post MBA2322 Must Have: Storyteller Tactics appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/06/202314 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2321 Why Retargeting Ads Are a Must if You’re Struggling With Sales + Free Ride Friday

Hit a sales slump? Is the ‘Profit’ side of your Profit & Loss sheet looking less than ideal?  The solution might be as simple as two words: Retargeting ads. These. Things. Work. Today, we explain how. In our experience, retargeting is an incredibly efficient, cost-effective way to create new customers and get the chance to […] The post MBA2321 Why Retargeting Ads Are a Must if You’re Struggling With Sales + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/06/202316 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2320 You’re going to love My First Million

Ever wonder how some of these wildly successful entrepreneurs did it? The ones who went from startup to “never worry about money again”? You’re not the only one, and there’s a new podcast you’re gonna love. Today we’re sharing an episode of My First Million — a top 25 business podcast where Sam Parr & […] The post MBA2320 You’re going to love My First Million appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/06/20231 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2319 Q&A Wednesday: My employee surprised me and just resigned. What do I do?

For a small business owner, “I quit” can be a terrifying thing to hear, especially from a key player. But that’s exactly what one of our listeners is going through. Fortunately, we have some experience in this arena. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping this listener keep calm — and keep their business on track.  […] The post MBA2319 Q&A Wednesday: My employee surprised me and just resigned. What do I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/06/202314 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2318 Must Read: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Money is an emotion. While we like to think of wealth-building as a purely rational or strategic exercise, those who ignore the psychological component are at a disadvantage.  Today’s Must-Read explores how your heart & soul — not just your profit & loss sheet — impacts your ability to thrive in business. The Psychology of […] The post MBA2318 Must Read: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/06/202317 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2317 Focusing on Marketing vs. Focusing on Product + Free Ride Friday

Business is a tightrope: lean too far in one direction, and you’ll fall. That’s why every entrepreneur has to carefully balance producing and developing their product against marketing and selling it.  How do you know if you’re doing too much or too little of either? Without sufficient marketing and sales, funds dry up, and you […] The post MBA2317 Focusing on Marketing vs. Focusing on Product + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/06/202313 minutes 36 seconds
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MBA2316 Q&A Wednesday: Should I take on debt financing in my business?

Ready for new funding? You don’t have to take on a loan or an investor. There’s an option that straddles the line between both: debt financing, or, as its proponents like to call it, “non-dilutive” funding.  Never heard of it? This is the episode for you. Heard of it, but not sure how it works? […] The post MBA2316 Q&A Wednesday: Should I take on debt financing in my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/05/202312 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2315 Must Read: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

What is “wealth” anyway? With modern material comforts well beyond what even the most powerful monarchs enjoyed centuries ago, you’d think we’d all be feeling pretty rich. Yet the goalposts of what defines wealth keep moving.  So how do you actually become “wealthy”…whatever that means? Today, we explore a fresh take on the concept from […] The post MBA2315 Must Read: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/05/202314 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2314 Is it Too Late to Start a Podcast? + Free Ride Friday

Have you missed the boat on podcasting? It’s a crowded field out there, with podcasts from every self-anointed expert with a microphone and some free time — so should you even bother? The short answer is yes. Today, we address a question that Omar gets…oh, about a zillion times a week. Thing is, there are […] The post MBA2314 Is it Too Late to Start a Podcast? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/05/202311 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2313 Q&A Wednesday: How did you get through your lowest moments in business?

Every business owner goes through tough times, those truly awful moments when the wins seem unreachable. Even the most successful entrepreneurs go through this, time and again. So how do they deal with it? How can you navigate those ugly times and keep moving forward? How do seasoned entrepreneurs press on when things seem hopeless? […] The post MBA2313 Q&A Wednesday: How did you get through your lowest moments in business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/05/202314 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2312 Extended Interview with Liam Martin: The Challenges & Benefits of Running a Remote Team

What does it really take to run a remote team? As businesses grapple with the choice to bring employees back to the office or maintain COVID-era remote work policies, entrepreneurs find themselves at a crossroads.  Liam Martin, founder of remote team management software Time Doctor, still believes remote work is the future. Today, Omar and […] The post MBA2312 Extended Interview with Liam Martin: The Challenges & Benefits of Running a Remote Team appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/05/202354 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2311 How to Know If You’re Not Good Enough + Free Ride Friday

Will your business make it, realistically? Does it offer what people really want? Do you have the skills, assets, and resources to succeed as an entrepreneur? How can you even tell? In other words, are you good enough?  Today, we nail down what “good enough” actually means in the world of entrepreneurship —  and how […] The post MBA2311 How to Know If You’re Not Good Enough + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/05/202316 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2310 Q&A Wednesday: Should I book an AirBnB or Hotel for my team retreat?

What’s the best venue for a productive retreat? Where your team or network gets together matters a ton — but with so many hotel alternatives available, is it smarter to go with a short-term rental? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener needs to know. This fellow entrepreneur has a retreat to plan, and wonders whether […] The post MBA2310 Q&A Wednesday: Should I book an AirBnB or Hotel for my team retreat? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/05/202313 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2309 Extended Interview with Steve Chou: How to Make 2+Million Dollars per Year Working Only 20 Hours per Week

Can you have both money and a ton of free time? Is it actually realistic to build a business that generates multiple millions in annual profit, but doesn’t take more than 4 hours a day to run? Turns out, yeah. Today, Omar sits down for an extended interview with Steve Chou. Steve doesn’t work all […] The post MBA2309 Extended Interview with Steve Chou: How to Make 2+Million Dollars per Year Working Only 20 Hours per Week appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/05/202356 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2308 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Hiring + Free Ride Friday

How do you know the person sitting in front of you is a bad hire? We’ve found out — the hard way, and more than once. Today, we invite you to let our mistakes be your guide. Seriously. Listen to this episode before your next interview! It’s exciting to build a team. It’s a sign […] The post MBA2308 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Hiring + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/05/202314 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2307 Why You Should Always Bootstrap Your First Business

If you’re a new entrepreneur, the best way to start is by “bootstrapping” your first business: as in funding it with only your own resources, rather than getting a loan or outside investment. Why? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll get into in today’s episode. Truly seasoned entrepreneurs will tell you that your first business is […] The post MBA2307 Why You Should Always Bootstrap Your First Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/05/202313 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2306 Q&A Wednesday: What gear do I need to create a great sales video for my site?

What makes a sales video convert? And what do you need to make it happen? The answer might surprise you — and cost less than you think, at least in strictly financial terms.  It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who wants to sell their online course with a top-notch video pitch. But they […] The post MBA2306 Q&A Wednesday: What gear do I need to create a great sales video for my site? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/05/202312 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2305 How To Create a Board of Advisors

No business leader can do it all. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to! Today, learn why you should consider putting together a board of directors (even if your business is just getting started). Yes, this is something even new entrepreneurs should start thinking about. It might sound a little daunting or even […] The post MBA2305 How To Create a Board of Advisors appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/05/202313 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2304 Must Read: The Cold Email Manifesto by Alex Berman & Robert Indries

Crazy thought: cold emails can work. Yeah, we didn’t think so either — until we realized how they work when you do it properly. All thanks to this week’s Must-Read for entrepreneurs! If you’re like most people, you probably assume that cold emailing is a bad marketing strategy.  It’s too direct, too forward, too scammy, […] The post MBA2304 Must Read: The Cold Email Manifesto by Alex Berman & Robert Indries appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/05/202312 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2303 Should You Hire Interns? + Free Ride Friday

Thinking about bringing interns into your business? Free labor has its upsides — but also its disadvantages. Even if you’re paying nothing, both parties in an internship need to get an ROI. So when do interns make sense? It all depends on what your business needs, and what role the intern is fulfilling.  Some work, […] The post MBA2303 Should You Hire Interns? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/05/202313 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2302 How To Get Started with Paid Ads in 2023

Looking to get started with paid ads? It’s the perfect time! Over the past year, the most effective strategies have become more clear and well-established — though some of them might surprise you.  Today, you’ll learn why paid ad campaigns can fail, and how to increase their odds of success. We’ll discuss how to spend […] The post MBA2302 How To Get Started with Paid Ads in 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/05/202315 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2301 Q&A Wednesday: How do I use non-copyrighted music for my YouTube videos?

YouTube can be a gold mine — or a minefield. One of the biggest headaches for YouTube content creators is getting flagged for copyright violations. Even music you think is “safe” can trigger a demonetization. So how can you ensure your soundtracks won’t kill your revenue? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener whose […] The post MBA2301 Q&A Wednesday: How do I use non-copyrighted music for my YouTube videos? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/05/202312 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2300 Why It’s So Hard to Go All-In on Your Business

It’s tough to give your business your all. We’re always juggling multiple projects, sometimes a day job, hobbies, and personal commitments. But if you’re serious about your business, it’s time to focus. So why do we struggle to go all-in?  Most of us think it’s due to fear of risk, of putting all the eggs […] The post MBA2300 Why It’s So Hard to Go All-In on Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/05/202314 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2299 Must Read: Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson

If nothing else, an entrepreneur needs to be a fighter. And who better to learn fighting from than Iron Mike himself, whose rise and fall (and rise again) is the perfect lesson in resilience and adaptability.  No matter what business you’re in, this book is a knockout. Entrepreneurship is much like boxing; you have to […] The post MBA2299 Must Read: Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/05/202314 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2298 How to Know What to Spend More On + Free Ride Friday

You’re in profit. Congrats! To keep it that way, you have to reinvest. But where? How much? Where you put your money will determine if your business grows or stagnates. Let’s approach this strategically. Today, we take a detailed look at how to evaluate your business’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. By doing a […] The post MBA2298 How to Know What to Spend More On + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/04/202313 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2297 The Cost of Stress in Your Business

Stress doesn’t just hurt you (although that’s reason enough to address it). It also hurts your business. Understanding this is the best way to stop thinking of stress management as an afterthought or a luxury. You can’t avoid stress, but you have to mitigate it.  Once you see what stress costs, you’ll do something about […] The post MBA2297 The Cost of Stress in Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/04/202314 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2296 Q&A Wednesday: How often should I meet with my team?

Remote work isn’t going anywhere, especially for lean startups who want a big talent pool and low overhead. But for new entrepreneurs, it can be hard to know if you’re in touch with the team enough. Also, let’s admit it: most people hate meetings. Including the boss. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener […] The post MBA2296 Q&A Wednesday: How often should I meet with my team? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/04/202314 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2295 How to Discipline Your Disappointment

There’s one skill that differentiates people who can make it in business (or anything really) in the long term: a comfortable relationship with disappointment. Including the kind that comes from your own failure. Don’t worry, this episode won’t bum you out. It’ll empower you! Long understood in the sports world, the ability to shake off […] The post MBA2295 How to Discipline Your Disappointment appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/04/202318 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2294 Guest Teacher – Jessica Totillo Coster – How to Get Repeat Purchases for Your eCommerce Store

We’ll never stop saying it: the easiest people to sell to are the people you already sold to. But too many of us focus almost exclusively on new customer acquisition, instead of going back to a perfectly good well. This is especially important when it comes to eCommerce. Today, special guest Jessica Totillo Coster shares […] The post MBA2294 Guest Teacher – Jessica Totillo Coster – How to Get Repeat Purchases for Your eCommerce Store appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/04/202323 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2293 When to Hire a Coach + Free Ride Friday

You might think “If only I had a coach…” And you’d be right — a good business coach can make a world of difference. But that’s only true if you hire the right coach for the moment you’re currently in. What do we mean by that? Well, different kinds of coaches can help you in […] The post MBA2293 When to Hire a Coach + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/04/202315 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2292 The #1 Habit That Will Help Grow Your Business

Habits are the key to achieving anything. So which habit brings about growth for your business? It’s not meditation or drinking enough water (though those things don’t hurt). It’s something…unexpected. Except it’s totally expected. But not in the way you might think. It takes some explaining, ok? And this episode description isn’t the place to […] The post MBA2292 The #1 Habit That Will Help Grow Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/04/202315 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2291 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get some quick sales ASAP?

Sometimes, you just need revenue. For small businesses, cash is oxygen — and when the waters rise, you need to make sure you can breathe for as long as it takes to get to dry land.  That’s when it’s time for a sales push. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who ran into […] The post MBA2291 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get some quick sales ASAP? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/04/202312 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2290 How to Stay Motivated When Times Are Tough

Motivation is easy when things are awesome. But how do you stay on top of your game when the game isn’t going your way? If you can answer that question, you can make it through anything. Today, we offer several answers. Omar’s been there — frustrations, failures, plans that go sideways when you least expect […] The post MBA2290 How to Stay Motivated When Times Are Tough appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/04/202319 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2289 5 Guest Teacher – Derek Lidow – How to Become a Master Innovator by Copying Others

It’s never the best idea that wins. It’s the best execution. In the history of business, the most successful entrepreneurs were the ones who adapted existing ideas better than anyone else (including whoever had the idea first).  Now it’s your turn. Today, special guest Derek Lidow explains how building on pre-existing concepts is the all-time […] The post MBA2289 5 Guest Teacher – Derek Lidow – How to Become a Master Innovator by Copying Others appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/04/202316 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2288 5 Ways To Use ChatGPT To Make Money Online + Free Ride Friday

Despite what you might’ve heard, ChatGPT isn’t here to end careers. Quite the opposite, really — it can help you start a whole new business, with less time and effort on your part. Today, we discuss how. We’re sharing five different ways you can fire up the AI and set it to work on services […] The post MBA2288 5 Ways To Use ChatGPT To Make Money Online + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/04/202316 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2287 Why You Should Start an Agency Business

There are lots of ways to make money on your own. But one of the most reliable (and least risky) is the agency business. Today, we discuss what that is, and why it’s such a great option. Long story short, it’s about as low-risk, high-reward as independent businesses get. By providing a service like design […] The post MBA2287 Why You Should Start an Agency Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/04/20239 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2286 Q&A Wednesday: When should I secure funding for my business?

So you’re starting a business, and you’ll need some outside investment to really make it work. Where to seek funding is one problem — but just as important is when to seek funding. Timing is everything when you’re asking for money! No matter who the funding source is, you’ll have to convince them that you’re […] The post MBA2286 Q&A Wednesday: When should I secure funding for my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/04/202310 minutes 35 seconds
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MBA2285 What Went Wrong & Right With Our Team Retreat

Yes, even startups and small businesses can have incredible team retreats. In fact, it’s more fun with a smaller, tight-knit team — especially when that team is remote and doesn’t get much face-time. Of course, not everything will go perfectly. Today, we share lessons learned from our most recent team getaway. We invited our engineering, […] The post MBA2285 What Went Wrong & Right With Our Team Retreat appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/04/202316 minutes 1 second
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MBA2284 Must Read: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

How much time do you really have? It’s easy to say “life is short.” But if you really look closely at the numbers, it’s shorter than you might realize. And all the “productivity” in the world can’t change that. That’s the premise of today’s Must-Read book for entrepreneurs: Four Thousand Weeks. Yep, that’s about how […] The post MBA2284 Must Read: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/04/202313 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2283 Why You Are Not Getting Any Traction + Free Ride Friday

You’ve launched — but your business just can’t seem to get anywhere. Why? What makes some businesses grow steadily (or suddenly), while others just get stuck on the ol’ hamster wheel?  Today, we diagnose the problem. In this episode, we’ll explore what exactly creates that all-important traction, and allows new companies to reach “escape velocity,” […] The post MBA2283 Why You Are Not Getting Any Traction + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/04/202313 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2282 Are You Thinking Big Enough?

If you think the sky’s the limit, you’re forgetting what’s beyond the sky. Too often, entrepreneurs are held back not by market forces or competition, but by self-limiting beliefs.  So how big can you really go? And how do you define “big” anyway? This episode isn’t a hollow pep talk. It’s about realizing that when […] The post MBA2282 Are You Thinking Big Enough? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/04/202313 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2281 Q&A Wednesday: Is it better to hire full time or part time employees?

For new and small businesses, every cent you spend on employee compensation counts. So are you getting more bang for your buck when you hire part-time, or full-time?  The answer — as is often the case in business — depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping a listener with a growing business spend his payroll […] The post MBA2281 Q&A Wednesday: Is it better to hire full time or part time employees? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/04/20239 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2280 How to Deal With Everyday Stress in Your Business

Stress is like an anchor. It weighs you down, and holds you back. It does the same to your business, as stress makes you a less effective and efficient leader. So what can you do about it? And by the way, we’re not talking about big stress, like you get in response to a rare […] The post MBA2280 How to Deal With Everyday Stress in Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/04/202315 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2279 Extended Interview: Nathan Barry – How to Grow a Self-Funded Software Business to $34 Million and Beyond

If you need proof that a self-funded, bootstrapping startup can make it big — with no special advantages or even extraordinary luck — this is the episode for you.  Creator-focused email marketing software ConvertKit is the company. College dropout Nathan Barry is the founder. And his story will erase any doubts you have about your […] The post MBA2279 Extended Interview: Nathan Barry – How to Grow a Self-Funded Software Business to $34 Million and Beyond appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/04/20231 hour 12 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2278 Why Now is The Best Time To Hire + Free Ride Friday

It’s time to start hiring. Every once in a while, the stars align to make great talent more available and accessible to small businesses. And you don’t need the world’s biggest budget to get the best hires. Sometimes, it’s all about timing. A few forces have come to bear on the jobs market. Yes, unemployment […] The post MBA2278 Why Now is The Best Time To Hire + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/03/202311 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2277 Ideas You Can Steal From Apple

As they say, “Success leaves clues.” And few companies have left more clues behind than Apple — even for small businesses. You don’t have to be a giant to make these moves. You just have to dare. After all, Apple was a startup once, too. Today, we break down a few key things that Apple […] The post MBA2277 Ideas You Can Steal From Apple appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/03/202318 minutes 1 second
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MBA2276 Q&A Wednesday: How do I price my first product?

Setting your first price for your first product can feel…scary. But most new entrepreneurs err on the wrong side of the equation, undervaluing their product or service in a way that can backfire — badly. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a new software product. But what should it cost? A common […] The post MBA2276 Q&A Wednesday: How do I price my first product? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/03/202316 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2275 5 Sales Strategies That Don’t Scale

A personal touch can set your business apart — even when there’s no chance you’ll be able to do it for everyone. So why do new businesses avoid strategies that don’t scale…even while they’re still small? Sometimes, there’s a such thing as being too efficient, even in business. It’s the inverse of the old saying, […] The post MBA2275 5 Sales Strategies That Don’t Scale appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/03/202320 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2274 Extended Interview: Tom Ross – How to Build a Thriving Online Community

Sometimes, it’s not the brand that’s the star of the show — it’s the community. As today’s special guest explains, an intentionally fostered community can be as valuable an asset as your product! Yes, you read that right. When it comes to everything from marketing to your company’s valuation, a well-planned and managed community can […] The post MBA2274 Extended Interview: Tom Ross – How to Build a Thriving Online Community appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/03/202350 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2273 My Podcasting Recording Setup + Free Ride Friday

Ever wonder how we make your favorite bite-sized business podcast? Wonder no more! Today, we share the exact setup in our home “studio” where we record almost every episode. That’s right — we record this professional-quality podcast at home. And so can you. We’ll share the tools we use to get consistent quality of sound, […] The post MBA2273 My Podcasting Recording Setup + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/03/202318 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2272 Why It’s So Hard To Fire Someone & How To Do It The Right Way

Firing people is never fun, unless you’re the kind of boss who someone is better off not working for. But firing people is almost inevitable, especially as your team and business grows. Better to be prepared! Today, we take a hard look at this hard — but necessary — task. Besides the obvious cringe-worthiness of […] The post MBA2272 Why It’s So Hard To Fire Someone & How To Do It The Right Way appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/03/202314 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2271 Q&A Wednesday: I’m stuck! My business is not growing. What do I do?

To borrow a quote from a book title, “What got you here won’t get you there.” It’s normal for new businesses to hit a plateau after a period of initial growth. But how do you…y’know, move past it? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with exactly that problem. Plateaus can happen for any […] The post MBA2271 Q&A Wednesday: I’m stuck! My business is not growing. What do I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/03/202312 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2270 Lessons Learned From Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure

Yikes. The collapse of SVB is one of the biggest stories in business, as depositors, investors, and investees react to what can only be described as a full-blown disaster. But what can you learn from it? You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to take a lesson from all this. We won’t be analyzing […] The post MBA2270 Lessons Learned From Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/03/202314 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2269 Bonus Episode: You’re going to love The Hustle Daily Show

Love the Hustle’s email? Now they have a podcast. Break down biz headlines in 10 min – and how it affects you. Plus random fun bits like Bob Ross thing. Fun, informative. Ep about free stuff, and why people go so crazy for it and why it’s a great biz strategy. Here’s a crazy idea: […] The post MBA2269 Bonus Episode: You’re going to love The Hustle Daily Show appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/03/202331 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2268 The Business of Japan P4: How I’m Tapping Into a 5.6 Trillion-Dollar Economy

We’ve learned a ton about business in Japan, and how the country offers incredible opportunities for small business (including Western ones). Now, it’s time to take the first concrete steps. So what do we do? Today, we put our Ja-plan into action.  We’re making a few small — but important — moves to introduce ourselves […] The post MBA2268 The Business of Japan P4: How I’m Tapping Into a 5.6 Trillion-Dollar Economy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/03/202316 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2267 Why Blog Comments Are Dead + Free Ride Friday

“What got you here won’t get you there,” as the saying goes. And while a good blog is still a powerful marketing tool, one thing we can finally put to bed forever is the Comments section.  Today, we explain why — and what you can do instead. We all remember the early days of blogging, […] The post MBA2267 Why Blog Comments Are Dead + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/03/202311 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2266 Do Gifts Work in Business?

When you buy someone a gift, what does that buy you? Do customers, partners, and others see it as an investment in your relationship, or an unasked-for transaction? Or worse, an attempted bribe? It all depends on how you give. Today, we discuss the art of the business gift. If it’s overly transactional, or impersonal, […] The post MBA2266 Do Gifts Work in Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/03/202310 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2265 Q&A Wednesday: Is a recession a bad time to start a business?

Times are tough. Inflation, continuing supply chain issues, and price gouging are on the rise. Recessions are natural and inevitable — but should you wait them out before starting your own business? Spoiler alert: no. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a great business idea. But they’re worried about the timing. Is […] The post MBA2265 Q&A Wednesday: Is a recession a bad time to start a business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/03/20238 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2264 Why You Need to Fire Your Customers

The customer is always right — except when they’re not. It’s time to stop clinging to customers who aren’t serving your business, just like they’d quit your business if it wasn’t working for them. Seriously. As providers of products and services, we’re often primed to bend over backwards for our customers. But when a customer […] The post MBA2264 Why You Need to Fire Your Customers appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/03/202316 minutes
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MBA2263 The Business of Japan P3: East Meets West- Business at Its Best

We’ve been hanging out in Japan, learning a whole new perspective on business. Now, it’s time to explore how you can get in on the action — by actually doing business with or inside Japan. Yes, this is possible. And it’s a very good idea. Today, we explore various ways non-Japanese businesses have forged ties […] The post MBA2263 The Business of Japan P3: East Meets West- Business at Its Best appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/03/202312 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2262 How and Why You Should Always Sell Out + Free Ride Friday

The wrong approach: “I should do my best to make sure there’s always enough of my product/service for everyone who wants to buy it.” The right approach: “I should run out of stuff. Often.” Yes, this is tough to wrap your head around, especially if you’re new to business. But remember that value is defined […] The post MBA2262 How and Why You Should Always Sell Out + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/03/202313 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2261 The 3 Most Effective Sales Funnels

Let’s cut to the chase: what’s the best way to get people to buy your thing? Today, we offer 3 answers, based on our experience. These funnels work best for us — and they might for you, too. We’ll lay out exactly how to build and manage each of these funnels, with our own products […] The post MBA2261 The 3 Most Effective Sales Funnels appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/03/202315 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2260 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to brag to be an effective marketer?

You can’t sell your product or service if you can’t sell yourself. Confidence in branding is everything. But does that mean you have to be…full of yourself? Can you persuade without playing the peacock? After all, in a noisy market, the loudest voice often wins. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener learn how […] The post MBA2260 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to brag to be an effective marketer? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/03/20239 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2259 How to Simplify Your Growth to One Number

Goals are hard. A goal, however, is more attainable. So how can you narrow your focus to something big and all-encompassing that’ll have the greatest impact on your business? And should you? It all comes down to a single number. There’s no shortage of business metrics you can track (and no shortage of products and […] The post MBA2259 How to Simplify Your Growth to One Number appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/03/20239 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2258 The Business of Japan P2: The Economy of Kawaii

So how exactly did a cartoon kitten take over the world? And why does Japan consistently produce products that are almost dangerously cute? It’s no accident — it’s a business strategy. Kawaii is a catch-all term for a specific aesthetic, something Japanese businesses purposely cultivate. Loosely translated, it means “cuteness.”  But kawaii is no child’s […] The post MBA2258 The Business of Japan P2: The Economy of Kawaii appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/03/20238 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2257 4 Tech Must-Haves When Working While Traveling + Free Ride Friday

Don’t leave home without these — and we’re not talking about hardware. You can’t put these items in your bag, but if you’re working on the road, each and every one is a potential lifesaver. Not to mention…a trip-saver. Wherever you go, you can’t predict exactly what the situation will be re: Internet, security, and […] The post MBA2257 4 Tech Must-Haves When Working While Traveling + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/03/202317 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2256 How to Choose a Business Model That Works For You

It’s not as simple as “make stuff, sell stuff.” Of course it can be, but there are other ways to make money on your own. Before you start your first (or next) business, listen to this episode. Our intrepid host Omar has started several businesses in his day. And he’s learned how critical it is […] The post MBA2256 How to Choose a Business Model That Works For You appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/03/202313 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2255 Q&A Wednesday: Should I create videos for YouTube or Instagram to grow my travel blog?

Writers rule the Internet, but videographers are the gatekeepers. So what’s the best way to use video to support a blog? Today, we weigh the two biggest options: YouTube and the ‘Gram. If you could only focus on one, which is the most effective? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a travel […] The post MBA2255 Q&A Wednesday: Should I create videos for YouTube or Instagram to grow my travel blog? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/03/202316 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2254 Coaching via Email: The How & Why

When we think coaching, we think live calls. But it’s not the only way. Yes, you can coach via email (you heard that right). Today, we explore why you should, and how it works. It’s really pretty ingenious. Because it’s asynchronous, you can coach people whose schedules don’t align with yours. Because it’s written, you […] The post MBA2254 Coaching via Email: The How & Why appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/02/202310 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2253 The Business of Japan P1: Why Japan Is So Good at Business

Japan does business differently. Today kicks off a 4-part series on the Japanese approach to everything from product development to customer service — and why it all just…works. We begin with Part 1, an exploration of the cultural attitudes and values that position Japanese entrepreneurs to succeed wildly. …and no, you don’t have to be […] The post MBA2253 The Business of Japan P1: Why Japan Is So Good at Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/02/202313 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2252 4 Ways to Increase Your Email Open Rates in 2023 + Free Ride Friday

The best email campaign in the world won’t help your business if no one reads it. So how can you make sure people actually see what you’re saying (without misleading subject lines, that is)? Today, we offer a few very specific answers. In both of our businesses, we’ve had ups and downs in our open […] The post MBA2252 4 Ways to Increase Your Email Open Rates in 2023 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/02/202313 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2251 How Much Can You Earn on YouTube in 2023?

YouTube: it’s one heckuva revenue-generator for anyone making video content. But how much can you really expect to bring in? And how can you optimize your approach to earn the most? Today, we unpack how to monetize your YouTube channel. Yes, we’ll discuss the ad revenue model — but it’s not the only way to […] The post MBA2251 How Much Can You Earn on YouTube in 2023? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/02/202310 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2250 Q&A Wednesday: How many support messages is too many for one team member?

Customer Support should never be a secondary concern — it’s a selling point, and key to fighting churn. But a listener wants to know: how much Support can you expect your team to offer?  It’s Q&A Wednesday, and our listener has more Support requests than the current (single) Support agent can handle. Is it because […] The post MBA2250 Q&A Wednesday: How many support messages is too many for one team member? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/02/202312 minutes 36 seconds
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MBA2249 How to Sell More Products Passively with a Deadline Funnel

Urgency sells. But nothing turns people off like fake urgency (y’know, like those furniture stores that’ve been “going out of business” for the last 20 years). So how can you get folks to “buy now” without sounding full of it? The answer: deadline funnels. Deadline funnels are an automated way to create individualized timed special […] The post MBA2249 How to Sell More Products Passively with a Deadline Funnel appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/02/202312 minutes 36 seconds
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MBA2248 Extended Interview: Bradley T. Morris – How to Build a Business That You Love

Don’t settle for success. Build a business you’re over the moon about! Today, we sit down with someone who did exactly that: Majik Media’s Bradley T. Morris. Bradley built the life of his dreams — which mostly involves adventures, night golf, and co-creating products with his 6-year-old son — by staying true to what really […] The post MBA2248 Extended Interview: Bradley T. Morris – How to Build a Business That You Love appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/02/202347 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2247 Should You Build a Business to Sell or a Lifestyle Business? + Free Ride Friday

Is your business a lifetime commitment — or a way out? Today we explore the difference between “lifestyle” businesses and businesses designed for (eventual) sale.  Which one are you building?  Thing is, you need to answer that question, like yesterday. Because the way you build and run your business will differ wildly depending on what […] The post MBA2247 Should You Build a Business to Sell or a Lifestyle Business? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/02/202316 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2246 Why You Need to Start Saving Cash In Your Business

Recession anyone? Sooner or later, a rainy day comes. But with a little planning ahead, you can thrive in the rain.  Today, we explain how the current economic moment is the perfect example of why you need a war chest.  When the economy slows and interest rates rise, it becomes much more expensive to borrow […] The post MBA2246 Why You Need to Start Saving Cash In Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/02/202311 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2245 Q&A Wednesday: How do you spend less time on social media?

Are you using social media, or is it using you?  Today, we share tried-and-true strategies for using these addictive platforms strategically — not mindlessly. Facebook, Insta, and the rest can be incredibly valuable tools. But they don’t exist to serve your business. They exist to serve their own. If you’re not careful, you can end […] The post MBA2245 Q&A Wednesday: How do you spend less time on social media? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/02/202312 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2244 How to Know It’s Time to Upgrade Your Team

Nothing stays the same forever — not if it’s going to grow. That’s true for your team, too. If your team isn’t getting better, it’s stagnating. Which means your business is stagnating. Which means your business is dying. So how do you stop this from happening? How do you keep your team out of a […] The post MBA2244 How to Know It’s Time to Upgrade Your Team appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/02/202311 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2243 Guest Teacher – Stephen Key – How to Bring an Idea to Market Without Starting a Business.

You have a great idea for a product. But you don’t have the time, resources, or know-how to bring it to life. No problem. Today’s guest teacher, Stephen Key, knows all there is to know about “open innovation” — allowing other companies to license your idea and bring it to market. They take the risk. […] The post MBA2243 Guest Teacher – Stephen Key – How to Bring an Idea to Market Without Starting a Business. appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/02/202316 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2242 How to Use Your Competition In Your Marketing + Free Ride Friday

Competition is a good thing — if you know how to use it. We often think it’d be great to be the only one selling what we’re selling. But if that were true, it wouldn’t be an awesome sign re: consumer demand. So instead of being afraid of the competition, let’s turn it to our […] The post MBA2242 How to Use Your Competition In Your Marketing + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/02/202314 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2241 Why Three is The Magic Number in Business

Sometimes the simplest tricks have the most dramatic results. Case in point: The Rule of 3. Human brain psychology 101 teaches us that people are selective about what goes into their memories. If it’s not easily understandable, digestible, and recallable, our brains won’t make space for it. But with the right structure and rhythm, almost […] The post MBA2241 Why Three is The Magic Number in Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/02/202310 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2240 Q&A Wednesday: Should I offer an unlimited paid leave policy for my team?

How much time off is too much?  Or is there any such thing as too much? In an era of high employment and the ‘Great Resignation,’ it can be tough to make your company the place to be for the most talented and dedicated employees. One benefit some startups have tried sounds a little extreme, […] The post MBA2240 Q&A Wednesday: Should I offer an unlimited paid leave policy for my team? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/02/202315 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2239 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Running Live Events in 2023

Live events are back — but that doesn’t mean things are exactly the way they used to be.  From a small meetup to a major conference, the way you plan and execute a live event might need some adjusting. Attitudes, expectations, and realities have changed drastically in the last few years. As in all things […] The post MBA2239 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Running Live Events in 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/02/202316 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2238 Guest Teacher – Alvin Poh – How to hire the right people in order to scale up your business

Fact: No matter what you do, you will never scale your business. Your team will. That’s what scaling is: growing your business beyond what any one person can accomplish on their own. Which means that one of the most important keys to scaling is assembling the right crew. Today’s guest teacher knows a thing or […] The post MBA2238 Guest Teacher – Alvin Poh – How to hire the right people in order to scale up your business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/02/202318 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2237 How Make 10K a Month with Live Courses + Free Ride Friday

There are lots of ways to share what you know. But one is the most complete, comprehensive, and effective: live courses. They’re the closest thing to teaching someone in person. More intimate than a blog post or YouTube video, more in-depth than a webinar, the live course is the ultimate way to sell your unique […] The post MBA2237 How Make 10K a Month with Live Courses + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/02/202316 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2236 The Truth About Business Success You Don’t Want To Hear

It’s not that you won’t like it. It’s that you might find it confusing, or hard to believe. But it’s true. Also — despite being an answer of sorts — it raises some questions. But if you implement this one very basic principle, you’ll see results. We have. Other entrepreneurs we’ve worked with and coached […] The post MBA2236 The Truth About Business Success You Don’t Want To Hear appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/02/202314 minutes 40 seconds
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MBA2235 Q&A Wednesday: Can I monetize my podcast that only has 500 listeners an episode?

Success isn’t a matter of size. In fact, you can make a decent profit with even a small audience — if you know how to monetize it. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping a fellow podcaster figure out how to generate revenue. Our listener has their own podcast audience of about 500. Not massive, but […] The post MBA2235 Q&A Wednesday: Can I monetize my podcast that only has 500 listeners an episode? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/02/202310 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2234 5 Steps to Launching a YouTube Channel 2023

YouTube: it’s the top platform for online content consumption, by a mile. With millions of eyeballs watching countless hours of video each day, entrepreneurs are scrambling to establish a YouTube presence. And for good reason — with so many potential customers on the platform, the potential for reaching your target audience and building a strong […] The post MBA2234 5 Steps to Launching a YouTube Channel 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/01/202315 minutes 40 seconds
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MBA2233 Must Read: Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

Not everything in every “Must Read” is a…must. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something valuable from it. Today we tackle Expert Secrets by one of the most influential personalities in entrepreneurship: Russell Brunson. In this book, Brunson teaches you how to position yourself as an expert in your field and build a strong […] The post MBA2233 Must Read: Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/01/202320 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2232 How to Create An Email Offer + Free Ride Friday

You have a product. You have an email list. What now? A simple “Hey [name], this thing is for sale” won’t do the trick. To get results from email campaigns, you need to do more than just sell. You need to engage. Today, we share the ingredients for an effective email campaign — based on […] The post MBA2232 How to Create An Email Offer + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/01/202320 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2231 How to Increase Your Profit Margins without Upsetting Customers

When profit margins are thin, your business isn’t safe. Yet even when we know the numbers aren’t good, entrepreneurs are often afraid to do what it takes to get deeper into the black.  That’s because we don’t realize something important: your profits don’t have to come at the expense of your customers. You can always […] The post MBA2231 How to Increase Your Profit Margins without Upsetting Customers appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/01/202316 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2230 Q&A Wednesday: How can I be a more interesting personality for my brand?

More and more, what you sell isn’t the only thing you’re selling. You’re also selling you. People gravitate to brands they can identify with — which usually means brands associated with people they identify with. Sometimes, it’s sponsors or their fellow customers. But just as often, it’s the founder. But what if you’re not much […] The post MBA2230 Q&A Wednesday: How can I be a more interesting personality for my brand? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/01/202316 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2229 How To Get Your First 1,000 Email Subscribers

The first hill tends to be the steepest. …or at least it can feel that way. When it comes to assembling a solid email list, getting from nothing to something can seem daunting.  But with a few simple tactics, you can build that foundation. The best part? One thousand subscribers is enough to generate a […] The post MBA2229 How To Get Your First 1,000 Email Subscribers appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/01/202314 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2228 Extended Interview: Dan Martell – How to Buy Back Your Time

For entrepreneurs (and humans in general), nothing is more valuable than time. But too often, we trade our time for money — or the promise of money. Entrepreneurs especially feel like your level of success is directly aligned to how much time you spend working. This. Is. False. In fact, the best thing you can […] The post MBA2228 Extended Interview: Dan Martell – How to Buy Back Your Time appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/01/20231 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2227 How to Hold Yourself Accountable + Free Ride Friday

As a general rule, people don’t do what they don’t want to do. …even when they should. It’s not that we’re lazy, or not committed. It’s that we fail to proactively strategize, to paint ourselves into the corners where we’re forced to follow through on our goals.  It sounds simple. But then…why don’t we all […] The post MBA2227 How to Hold Yourself Accountable + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/01/202314 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2226 Why You Can’t Get Everything Done

Overwhelmed? The problem might not be you. There’s an entire industry of content, influence, and promises regarding productivity. But what if that’s tackling the problem backwards? What if maximizing your ability to blast through ToDo lists is missing a key element? We think that’s the case. Today, Omar shares a straightforward but potentially game-changing “secret” […] The post MBA2226 Why You Can’t Get Everything Done appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/01/202315 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2225 Q&A Wednesday: Help! I’m an introvert in Fiji. How do I make connections?

Online entrepreneurship is perfect for creative introverts. You get to work by yourself, limit distractions, and subtract the anxiety that comes with office politics and social drama.  …but that approach can leave you isolated, personally and professionally. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s living the ideal introvert lifestyle: a blogger based in […] The post MBA2225 Q&A Wednesday: Help! I’m an introvert in Fiji. How do I make connections? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/01/202313 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2224 How To Hold Your Team Members Accountable

They seemed great when you hired them. But then… Why do some employees fail to measure up? Often, we think it’s because something is wrong with our hiring process. But realistically, it’s more likely to be what happens after the hire. Today, we discuss how to set and maintain expectations for employees in a constructive […] The post MBA2224 How To Hold Your Team Members Accountable appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/01/202314 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2223 Guest Teacher – Gen Furukawa – How to Increase Sales & Personalize Your Marketing with an eCommerce Quiz

The more specific your marketing is to your leads, the better it’ll work. Hence, quizzes. Gen Furukawa is the cofounder of Prehook, a company that helps ecommerce businesses create interactive quiz funnels to drive leads and sales. By engaging with website visitors in a 2-way conversation, you can gather the data that makes marketing more […] The post MBA2223 Guest Teacher – Gen Furukawa – How to Increase Sales & Personalize Your Marketing with an eCommerce Quiz appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/01/202321 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2222 Does Your Morning Routine Matter? + Free Ride Friday

The influencers agree: the key to success is tackling the day like it just ran off with your grandma’s purse. …but is it really? The high-powered morning routine is the latest craze, and one of the hottest topics of content on life and business optimization. But today, we dare to ask: does it even make […] The post MBA2222 Does Your Morning Routine Matter? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/01/202314 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2221 Is it Time For a Change?

Feeling stuck in your business? That’s not to say you’re not doing ok financially. But every so often, a business can lose the…magic. You feel bored, unmotivated, maybe even depressed. You go through the motions, joylessly. Running your business has become the thing that you became an entrepreneur to escape: just another job. You’re not […] The post MBA2221 Is it Time For a Change? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/01/202316 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2220 Q&A Wednesday: Should I extend my refund policy from 30 to 90 days?

How long is too long to request a refund?  It’s an important question, especially for small businesses. To grow, you have to be able to rely on steady, predictable revenue. And revenue that suddenly reverses can throw your metrics out of whack.  But on the other hand… Risk reversal is one of the most powerful […] The post MBA2220 Q&A Wednesday: Should I extend my refund policy from 30 to 90 days? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/01/202313 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2219 My 5 Business Predictions for 2023

2022 was…something alright.  So what fresh challenges and opportunities can we expect this year? We’ve got a few (educated) guesses.  Today, Omar shares what’s most likely to define 2023, based on his borderline-obsessive reflection and study of small business trends. From post-COVID adjustments to workplace culture to the surprise advantages most people will miss, these […] The post MBA2219 My 5 Business Predictions for 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/01/202317 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2218 Must Read: Monsters and How to Tame Them by Kevin Hart

We all have monsters. Maybe you call them “demons,” or just plain old insecurities. Whatever the name, they’re the things that make us make poor decisions out of fear, doubt, or simple habit.  Today, we review a book from someone who’s had to face their monsters down. And somehow, it’s…hilarious. Leave it to Kevin Hart, […] The post MBA2218 Must Read: Monsters and How to Tame Them by Kevin Hart appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/01/202314 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2217 How to Spend Less on High Quality Traffic + Free Ride Friday

So you need traffic…but you don’t have much cash to throw around. No problem! As a lean startup, we regularly experiment with low-to-no-cost ways of driving consumers to our website. Today, we share a few we’ve heard about, researched, and even tried ourselves.  Always remember that paid ads can get eyeballs on your content and […] The post MBA2217 How to Spend Less on High Quality Traffic + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/01/202317 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2216 The One Thing That Will Help You Make More Revenue in 2023

You can do a million things for your business. …or you can do just one, really well. There’s a simple strategy that can boost almost any business, in the medium term. It doesn’t matter what you sell, who your audience is, or what size business you have. It doesn’t require expensive tools, or super-advanced specialized […] The post MBA2216 The One Thing That Will Help You Make More Revenue in 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/01/202314 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2215 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow an email list on a budget?

It’s easy to grow an email list… …when you have lots of money to blow on paid lead captures. But for the rest of us, building a solid list takes time, work, and creativity. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener figure out how to rake in the email addresses without sinking too much […] The post MBA2215 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow an email list on a budget? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/01/202319 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA2214 How to Create a Compelling Vision

What is your business really offering people? We’ve all heard the “benefits over features” lecture, where you do your best to communicate what consumers get out of your product. But there’s a bigger picture — and it can compel people even more effectively. It’s all about your vision. Identifying and communicating your vision isn’t some […] The post MBA2214 How to Create a Compelling Vision appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/01/202313 minutes
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MBA2213 Extended Interview: Justin Moore – How to Secure More Sponsorships for More Money

Your sponsorship “packages” might be costing you sponsors. Sponsorships are one of the best ways to monetize your brand and content. But as entrepreneurs who “work smarter not harder,” many of us approach sponsorships way too…passively. Today’s guest has a better idea. Justin Moore is a classic self-made entrepreneur with a unique specialty: helping other […] The post MBA2213 Extended Interview: Justin Moore – How to Secure More Sponsorships for More Money appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/01/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2212 How To Use Frustration To Overcome Fear + Free Ride Friday

Hate your day job? Is your own business stagnating? Are you feeling powerless? Sad? Angry? Good. When it gets bad enough, you have one of the greatest advantages an entrepreneur can have: motivation that outranks your fear. Today, we discuss how to use a rock-bottom low point in your professional life as a launching pad […] The post MBA2212 How To Use Frustration To Overcome Fear + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/12/202217 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2211 Why So Many Struggle to Earn 10K a Month

There’s a magic to the number 10,000. For an entrepreneur, $10k in monthly profit represents the moment you’re no longer trying to achieve independence — you have it.  So why is it so hard to get to? The journey to 10k is likely the steepest hill you’ll have to climb on the way to success. […] The post MBA2211 Why So Many Struggle to Earn 10K a Month appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/12/202218 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2210 Q&A Wednesday: I am burnt out but I can’t afford to stop working. What do I do?

Every entrepreneur’s mantra should be this: “I can only do so much.” Starting and running a business is never easy — but there’s a line between “not easy” and detrimental to your health. Moreover, working too hard for too long is simply, objectively unsustainable. For anyone. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who […] The post MBA2210 Q&A Wednesday: I am burnt out but I can’t afford to stop working. What do I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/12/202220 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2209 How to Know if You Were Slapped By Google

Google is a fickle master. Your traffic depends on your content’s ability to rank. For better or worse, Google is the #1 search engine, which means SEO (Search Engine Optimization) basically means appeasing Google, whatever it takes.  …and what appeases Google changes all the time. In its effort to bring people the best results (and […] The post MBA2209 How to Know if You Were Slapped By Google appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/12/202217 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2208 Must Read: On Writing Well by William Zinsser

There’s writing, and then there’s writing well.  Every form of communication in business requires a solid handle on the written word. From marketing and sales copy to public talks to pitches, if you can’t write it, you can’t share it.  William Zinsser’s On Writing Well is different from our other recent Must-Read (Stephen King’s On […] The post MBA2208 Must Read: On Writing Well by William Zinsser appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/12/202217 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2207 How To Automate Getting Testimonials & Case Studies + Free Ride Friday

For a business, social proof is everything. There’s no better marketer or salesperson than a happy customer with an honest recommendation. A great testimonial or case study is worth a thousand paid ads, conversion-wise.  But of course, getting that social proof can be laborious, awkward, and time-consuming.  …but it doesn’t have to be. Today, we […] The post MBA2207 How To Automate Getting Testimonials & Case Studies + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/12/202217 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2206 How Much You Should Spend on Your Professional Development

What are your skills worth? To a conventional employer, they’re worth an average salary. But to yourself as an entrepreneur, their worth is limitless. Your knowledge and abilities are the foundation of your business — which means every dime you spend on learning more is an investment.  Of course, that’s the simple answer. Here’s where […] The post MBA2206 How Much You Should Spend on Your Professional Development appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/12/202218 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2205 Q&A Wednesday: Should I spend $4,000 on attending an-in person conference?

Conferences can be worth their weight in gold.  But how can you tell? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a business in its infancy. Their YouTube following is impressive, and they’re wondering if it’s a smart move to spend $4k to attend a conference that could help them better monetize it.  Thing […] The post MBA2205 Q&A Wednesday: Should I spend $4,000 on attending an-in person conference? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/12/202218 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2204 How Your Indecision Is Wasting Your Time & Money

At any stage of entrepreneurship, indecision can kill your business. Whether you’re just starting out, or making higher-stakes calls at an established company, not deciding something can be the worst decision possible. And consistently avoiding decisions is almost a guarantee of stagnation at best, and failure at worst.  Fact is, in the long term “analysis […] The post MBA2204 How Your Indecision Is Wasting Your Time & Money appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/12/202218 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2203 Guest Teacher – John Murphy – How To Get More Organic Traffic And Sales While Becoming Less Reliant on Paid Ads

You can pay for ads. But organic traffic is (literally) priceless. The ROI on paid marketing and advertising grows more and more questionable, especially as moves like Apple’s tracking opt-outs make consumers more savvy, and less susceptible. But you know what consumers don’t mind? Actively choosing what they engage with. All you have to do […] The post MBA2203 Guest Teacher – John Murphy – How To Get More Organic Traffic And Sales While Becoming Less Reliant on Paid Ads appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/12/202220 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2202 How Much Money Should You Raise For Your Startup + Free Ride Friday

So you’re ready for outside investment. …or are you? The decision to take on someone else’s money is a huge one. If you’re going to sacrifice some autonomy, and ask someone to risk their capital, you have to know exactly what your goals are — and what your business is realistically capable of.  And of […] The post MBA2202 How Much Money Should You Raise For Your Startup + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/12/202218 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2201 How to Revive Your Newsletter

If your email list is dead, your business may not be far behind. As the Internet continues to bombard consumers from every angle, earning a special place in someone’s inbox is the key to maintaining a relationship. So when the open and click rates are in a freefall, it’s critical to do something to reawaken […] The post MBA2201 How to Revive Your Newsletter appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/12/202215 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2200 Q&A Wednesday: Should I stop spending on marketing during the holidays?

For many businesses, the year-end holiday season is a slow period. …but does that mean your business should slow (or stop) its marketing efforts? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is wondering whether they should pump the brakes on marketing ‘till the new year. It’s not an unreasonable question; the holidays are busy, […] The post MBA2200 Q&A Wednesday: Should I stop spending on marketing during the holidays? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/12/202214 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2199 Are Facebook Groups Dead?

What’s the marketing value of a Facebook group? With all of Zuckerberg and Meta’s stumbles — and Apple’s undercutting of Facebook ads with its tracking opt-out policy — you might think Facebook is an empire in decline. But that’s not the whole story. There’s still a place for Facebook in your marketing, and Groups is […] The post MBA2199 Are Facebook Groups Dead? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/12/202217 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2198 Must Have: What Is OpenAI and How Can It Help Your Business?

Some tools are so good, we can’t keep it to ourselves. They’re not sponsors. We’re not affiliates. In fact, this tool is free — and it’s causing tsunami-sized waves across the Internet. It’s called OpenAI, specifically its GPT-3 writing platform. Content and copy written by a bot, you say? Sounds like a recipe for disaster…except […] The post MBA2198 Must Have: What Is OpenAI and How Can It Help Your Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/12/202215 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2197 3 New Habits That Changed My Business in 2022 + Free Ride Friday

What habits really make a difference? There’s no shortage of tips, tricks, and hacks on the Internet, promising that if just do this, everything will improve. Some of it is legitimately game-changing, and some of it is clickbait and content fluff. At the end of the day, all we can trust is our experience — […] The post MBA2197 3 New Habits That Changed My Business in 2022 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/12/202218 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2196 The Key to Achieving Your Goals for 2023

It’s that time of year! Time to reflect, assess how we did in 2022, and look ahead to our goals for 2023.  But having goals is one thing; actually achieving them is another. What’s the difference between companies (and people) who meet their goals, and those who don’t? We think it comes down to one […] The post MBA2196 The Key to Achieving Your Goals for 2023 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/12/202217 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2195 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow an email list for my e-commerce store?

Email marketing still works better than almost anything else — but only if people get your emails. There are a million ways to get someone’s email address, but they don’t work as well as they used to. Consumers are understandably wary of junk emails clogging their inbox. So what still works? What gets people to […] The post MBA2195 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow an email list for my e-commerce store? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/12/202215 minutes 23 seconds
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MBA2194 How To Create a Hell Yeah Product

We’ve all had that “Just take my money!” feeling about a product or service. It happens when what’s being offered is…perfect.  Perfect for your needs, perfect for the price, and perfectly explained in its features and benefits. Best of all, we tend to tell our friends, family, and colleagues all about that kind of product. […] The post MBA2194 How To Create a Hell Yeah Product appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/12/202216 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2193 Must Read: Exactly How to Sell by Phil M. Jones

How hard is selling, anyway? No matter what kind of experience you have in sales, you can get better at it. It’s a skill, not a magic power.  And like any skill, you can learn it, practice it, improve it. Today, we review a sales strategy guide from one of our favorite authors on the […] The post MBA2193 Must Read: Exactly How to Sell by Phil M. Jones appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/12/202216 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2192 How to Make the Most of a Failing Business + Free Ride Friday

Just because you’re down, doesn’t mean you’re out. Businesses fail. In fact, some might argue that you’re not a true entrepreneur if you’ve never had a business fail!  The question is: what do you do when it’s happening? Today, we explore a few specific options. When every metric available tells you that your business is […] The post MBA2192 How to Make the Most of a Failing Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/12/202217 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2191 Can You Start a Business With Zero Capital?

They say “it takes money to make money.” We say: Hold my beer. You don’t need major investment or capital saved up to create a business. In fact, just to show how little you can start with, today we explore how to start with nothing!  Before he was the game-changing business coach and SaaS founder […] The post MBA2191 Can You Start a Business With Zero Capital? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/12/202216 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2190 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get more clients into my barbershop?

Sometimes, you just need more revenue. Often, that means getting more customers. But not always!  For example, today might be the first Q&A Wednesday in which — rather than simply answering the question — we suggest our loyal listener rethink the problem in the first place. In this episode, we help a barbershop owner with […] The post MBA2190 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get more clients into my barbershop? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/11/202218 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2189 How To Sell More with a Strong Reason to Buy

What are people really buying when they buy your product? The answer to that question can make selling it dramatically easier.  Of course, it requires a little thought. Whatever your product or service is, it’s a means to an end for the consumer. And the end is all that matters, when it comes to your […] The post MBA2189 How To Sell More with a Strong Reason to Buy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/11/202218 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2188 Must Read: On Writing by Stephen King

The better you communicate, the better your business will do. And yes, for almost every entrepreneur, that means having to write well. Whether it’s books, e-books, blog posts, sales copy, or even just social media, you need the written word. Even if it’s just for that all-important SEO, you have to write. The good news? […] The post MBA2188 Must Read: On Writing by Stephen King appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/11/202218 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2187 Are Funnels Better Than Websites? + Free Ride Friday

No business product magically solves everything. Lately, we’ve seen more and more companies offering pre-fabricated marketing and sales “funnels.” Some of these companies claim that their funnels can replace things like your company website.  It’s not that there’s anything wrong with these funnels. But the way they’re marked misses the point. Today, we explore the […] The post MBA2187 Are Funnels Better Than Websites? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/11/202215 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2186 How to Market During a Recession

Recessions are like rainstorms. They’re not something you can avoid.  They’re something you prepare for. Just as you might keep an umbrella or a raincoat around, a business owner needs a plan in place for when the economy takes one of its natural, cyclical downturns. And that plan should not include winding down or stopping […] The post MBA2186 How to Market During a Recession appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/11/202217 minutes 56 seconds
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MBA2185 Q&A Wednesday: How do I not hire the wrong person?

A bad hire can cost you. There’s nothing worse than wasting time, money, and effort bringing in someone new, only to lose them shortly thereafter. Maybe they don’t have the right skills. Maybe they lack the right work ethic. More often, they don’t have the right attitude. But that’s not the most important reason it […] The post MBA2185 Q&A Wednesday: How do I not hire the wrong person? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/11/202219 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2184 Should You Run a Black Friday Promotion in 2022?

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale feels almost as obligatory as Thanksgiving itself. But do you have to do it? Sometimes, following the herd is the best way to get lost in the crowd. With a billion promotional emails hitting inboxes this time of year, is your holiday sale a smart play, or just adding to […] The post MBA2184 Should You Run a Black Friday Promotion in 2022? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/11/202216 minutes 40 seconds
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MBA2183 Must Read: How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

Success is never immunity. Even the biggest businesses fail, as explored in this week’s Must-Read book review. Jim Collins’ How the Mighty Fall is a fascinating look at the demise of huge, multi-billion dollar enterprises — but its lessons are just as applicable to small businesses. If success leaves clues, so does failure. Your business […] The post MBA2183 Must Read: How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/11/202216 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2182 4 Affiliate Program Models to Make More Sales + Free Ride Friday

Affiliate marketing: one of the best ways to grow your business. We would know! There’s currently a small army of content creators and other industry pros pushing our SaaS platform, and we couldn’t be more grateful.  But if you’re thinking about having affiliates sell your own product or service, give this episode a listen first. […] The post MBA2182 4 Affiliate Program Models to Make More Sales + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/11/202219 minutes 26 seconds
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MBA2181 How To Find Your Sales Machine

Does your business have roller-coaster sales? Up and down, feast and famine; if your sales fluctuate too much, you can’t really run your business effectively. You can’t rely on a predictable revenue stream and plan accordingly. You just go into each month without even a rough idea of what you’ll take in. It’s time to […] The post MBA2181 How To Find Your Sales Machine appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/11/202219 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2180 Q&A Wednesday: Should I curse on my YouTube channel?

Sometimes, “just being yourself” is more complicated than it sounds. What if some aspects of “yourself” are potential turn-offs for customers? Where’s the line between authenticity and being…obnoxious?  It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener whose language skews a little salty (they are Australian, after all). The question is: would a bit of natural, […] The post MBA2180 Q&A Wednesday: Should I curse on my YouTube channel? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/11/202213 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2179 How to Motivate Yourself to Get Things Done

Motivation ebbs and flows.  But your ToDo list is always there — and it doesn’t care if you’re not in the right headspace. We get it! Some days, your pillow is just more persuasive than your business. That’s when you need a few strategies to get yourself out of bed, shake off the ennui, and […] The post MBA2179 How to Motivate Yourself to Get Things Done appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/11/202215 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2178 Guest Teacher – Jen L’Estrange – How to Be Creative with Compensation

There’s way more to employee compensation than a number. When you’re trying to figure out what to offer a potential new hire, the dollars and cents are only the beginning. It’s time to take a big step back, and think differently. Today’s guest teacher, Jen L’Estrange, is an HR firm founder with a holistic approach. […] The post MBA2178 Guest Teacher – Jen L’Estrange – How to Be Creative with Compensation appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/11/202223 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2177 Why I Took My Money Out of Facebook Ads + Free Ride Friday

Facebook ads just ain’t what they used to be. A lot of that has to do with Apple’s bold decision: to let their users opt out of being tracked by Facebook for advertising purposes. But that’s not the only reason you might consider a different strategy. There are loads of other ways to find your […] The post MBA2177 Why I Took My Money Out of Facebook Ads + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/11/202213 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA2176 Why I Started a Software Business

Do you have to be a “tech person” to start a software business? Turns out you don’t. Today, Omar shares the story of how he became a SaaS founder, despite never having been an engineer or software developer by trade. In fact, we never intended to become a software outfit. In trying to sell one […] The post MBA2176 Why I Started a Software Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/11/202217 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2175 Q&A Wednesday: How do I stop arguing with my co-founder?

In business, arguments happen.  But if they happen a lot, it’s time to evaluate why, and come up with a plan to turn down the heat. Otherwise, your business can become a serious source of (counterproductive) stress. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s constantly getting into scraps with their cofounder. These arguments […] The post MBA2175 Q&A Wednesday: How do I stop arguing with my co-founder? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/11/202218 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2174 Why I Deleted My Social Media Apps

What is social media really doing for you? Here’s the thing: we tell ourselves it’s important. It’s how we raise brand awareness, connect with our audience, keep the conversation going. Anyone who’s not spending significant time on social media is leaving money on the table, right? …right? Today, Omar shares why he’s taken every last […] The post MBA2174 Why I Deleted My Social Media Apps appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/11/202216 minutes 59 seconds
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MBA2173 Must Read: $100M Dollar Offers by Alex Hormozi

How much revenue can you really make? Sometimes, the key is to simply not be afraid of thinking big. With $100M Offers, Alex Hormozi shares his unique strategies for maximizing revenue by making sales offers that make so much sense, it’s almost impossible to say “no.”  That’s a big claim, but Hormozi’s track record speaks […] The post MBA2173 Must Read: $100M Dollar Offers by Alex Hormozi appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/11/202218 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2172 How to Sell Anything Even if You Are a Beginner + Free Ride Friday

Sales: it’s a foreign, intimidating concept to many of us. But if we’re going to succeed in business, we all have to get comfortable with a few skills outside our comfort zones! Fortunately, there are a few strategies that can change your perspective on sales, and get you in the right frame of mind to […] The post MBA2172 How to Sell Anything Even if You Are a Beginner + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/11/202219 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2171 How Making More Expansion Revenue Is Easier Than You Think

For an independent business, revenue is life. It’s the oxygen your business needs to breathe, the runway it needs to stay alive long enough to grow. And yes, the notion that your business needs money sounds a tad obvious — yet somehow, so many entrepreneurs could bring in more of it, and don’t. In fact, […] The post MBA2171 How Making More Expansion Revenue Is Easier Than You Think appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/11/202215 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2170 Q&A Wednesday: Should I write a book?

Let’s be honest; we’ve all thought about it: writing a book. Whether you want extra credibility and authority in your industry, you think it’ll generate leads and sales, or you just have insights to share, a book is something most entrepreneurs consider at one time or another. But is it worth it? And what if […] The post MBA2170 Q&A Wednesday: Should I write a book? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/11/202215 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2169 Why You Might Be Failing at Customer Support

Support isn’t just about solving problems. Building the best Customer Service/Support team should have way bigger goals! Support affects everything from marketing to sales to product development — not just retention and churn rates.  Yet somehow, most entrepreneurs see Support as almost an afterthought.  If putting out fires is all your Support team is doing…you’re […] The post MBA2169 Why You Might Be Failing at Customer Support appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/11/202216 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2168 Guest Teacher – Nikki Rausch – How To Make Sales Simple Using The Selling Staircase

Selling can be tough. But anyone can get better at it. The best way? Start with a framework — a proven, reliable overall method that you can learn, master, and ultimately personalize for yourself. Nikki Rausch is a sales expert, having worked with organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NASA. Today, she’s […] The post MBA2168 Guest Teacher – Nikki Rausch – How To Make Sales Simple Using The Selling Staircase appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/10/202219 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2167 5 Things Musicians Do That Can Help Your Business + Free Ride Friday

Almost everything is a business — including the arts. Which means you can learn how to do business better from almost anywhere, including artists. Like musicians, for example. What your successful recording artist does is exactly what any great entrepreneur does, only…y’know, it sounds better. Best of all, you can do exactly what the rock […] The post MBA2167 5 Things Musicians Do That Can Help Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/10/202214 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2166 Why Business is Simple But Not Easy

If you’re worried that running your own business is too complicated…don’t be! From the outside, it can seem like independent business is a maze of responsibilities and tasks that no one could keep up with or have enough expertise in. Product development, marketing, sales, hiring, the list goes on.  Isn’t it all just too much? […] The post MBA2166 Why Business is Simple But Not Easy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/10/202218 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2165 Q&A Wednesday: There is so much I need to do. What do I do first?

How long is your “To Do” list? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, it’s longer than any single human being can actually handle. Which means it’s literally impossible to check every item off. Which means you have to choose which items you’ll actually do — and which you won’t. This can be tough. However, there is […] The post MBA2165 Q&A Wednesday: There is so much I need to do. What do I do first? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/10/202216 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2164 How to Use UTM Links to Know Which Marketing Efforts Are Working

Are your emails actually working to create leads or customers? How about your blog? Your social posts? Your YouTube channel? How do you know? UTM links is how you know! The “Urchin Tracking Module” is the secret weapon of every results-based marketer. These strings of characters might look unwieldy, but they serve an important purpose: […] The post MBA2164 How to Use UTM Links to Know Which Marketing Efforts Are Working appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/10/202214 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2163 Extended Interview: Michele Hansen – How to Build The Product and Business You Want by Deploying Empathy

How do you know what people want? You have to see their problems from their perspective. Michele Hansen, cofounder of Geocodio and author of Deploy Empathy: A Practical Guide to Interviewing Customers, is a master of the art of understanding a target audience. By making a concerted effort to get in customers’ heads, she’s multiplied […] The post MBA2163 Extended Interview: Michele Hansen – How to Build The Product and Business You Want by Deploying Empathy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/10/20221 hour 16 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2162 5 Strategies to Prevent Burn Out + Free Ride Friday

It should go without saying: you don’t want to burn out. Yet so many entrepreneurs do. Maybe it’s a question of perceived “grit” or toughness. We think that if we don’t work ourselves into the ground, then we’re not trying hard enough. But that attitude isn’t just unhealthy — it’s bad business strategy. The best […] The post MBA2162 5 Strategies to Prevent Burn Out + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/10/202217 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2161 How Important Are Launches?

Ah, the launch. The day you get to introduce your product or service to the world. It can feel extremely exciting — and extremely high-stakes. But is it? This year, we’re launching a new product, and we’re taking a different approach. We have different goals this time around, and different metrics by which we’ll measure […] The post MBA2161 How Important Are Launches? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/10/202214 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2160 Q&A Wednesday: Do I have to have annoying cookies pop up on my site?

When it comes to converting website traffic, friction hurts. Friction is anything that requires the visitor to take extra steps before they take a desired action — like signing up for your newsletter or reading your blog. The more obstacles are in the way, the less effective the website is at creating leads and customers. […] The post MBA2160 Q&A Wednesday: Do I have to have annoying cookies pop up on my site? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/10/202215 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2159 How Committed Are You?

Almost all entrepreneurs who succeed in the long term have one thing in common: commitment. But what is commitment, anyway? What does it look like? Most importantly, how can you tell if you have it? Today, we explore what real commitment looks like in practical terms. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t mean obsession, or being a […] The post MBA2159 How Committed Are You? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/10/202216 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2158 Must Read: Mastering The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

Not everything in every book is advice worth following. …but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. Today, we review Verne Harnish’s Mastering The Rockefeller Habits, a primer on some of the best practices any business can use to strategically pursue growth. Did we agree with everything in it? Definitely not. But the good parts […] The post MBA2158 Must Read: Mastering The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/10/202217 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2157 How Much Cash Should You Always Have in the Bank? + Free Ride Friday

Rainy days happen. How’s your umbrella? Every business needs to have a stash in place for market downturns, slow quarters, or even…y’know, mistakes. But how big should it be? Today, we offer a firm answer. We’ll explain how to figure out the right number, and how to get your business there. Having enough runway is […] The post MBA2157 How Much Cash Should You Always Have in the Bank? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/10/202216 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2156 Signs It’s Time to Go All in on Your Business Idea

When you’re running (and funding) your own business, it’s smart to avoid too much risk. …but you can’t avoid all risk. And at some point, risk avoidance starts to look like cheating yourself out of greater success. Every business reaches a moment where you have to ask if the time, money, and effort you invested […] The post MBA2156 Signs It’s Time to Go All in on Your Business Idea appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/10/202216 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2155 Q&A Wednesday: Should I fire someone before I have a replacement?

Firing people is almost never easy. We’re often afraid of dealing with the fallout of letting an employee go. Operations will be disrupted, feelings may be hurt, and someone needs to take over for whoever got the boot…preferably as soon as possible. Can you plan ahead for a firing? You certainly can. It’s Q&A Wednesday, […] The post MBA2155 Q&A Wednesday: Should I fire someone before I have a replacement? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/10/202218 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2154 How Much Time Should You Give Your Idea Before You Quit?

Quitting is an option. And it’s often the right one. When a product or business idea fails to produce fruit — and you have little evidence to suggest it ever will — wasting more money on it doesn’t make sense. But of course, it’s hard to tell when you’re in that situation.  There’s a fine […] The post MBA2154 How Much Time Should You Give Your Idea Before You Quit? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/10/202215 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2153 Extended Interview: Laura Roeder – Lessons Learned From Growing & Selling Her Business and Starting Again

If you had to start your business all over again, what would you do differently? Some entrepreneurs actually get to answer that question.  Take Laura Roeder, who created the social-media scheduling app MeetEdgar, built it into a top marketing tool, and ultimately sold it. Now that she’s out of the social game, Laura has turned […] The post MBA2153 Extended Interview: Laura Roeder – Lessons Learned From Growing & Selling Her Business and Starting Again appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/10/20221 hour 3 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2152 Why You Need To Attend More In-Person Conferences + Free Ride Friday

In-person events are back! One of the best things entrepreneurs — especially new entrepreneurs — can do to boost their business is to attend live, in-person conferences. COVID took that option off the table for a while. But now that things are normal(er), it’s time to take advantage. Today, we explain why you should be […] The post MBA2152 Why You Need To Attend More In-Person Conferences + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/10/202217 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2151 Do You Need To Sell Products at Different Price Points?

Let’s break down the “value ladder,” Many businesses purposely create products at varying price points, in the hopes of getting people into their ecosystem. Think of your cheapest (or free) product as a gateway to bigger-ticket purchases down the road — one stepping stone at a time. But does this work for everyone? Today, we […] The post MBA2151 Do You Need To Sell Products at Different Price Points? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/10/202212 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2150 Q&A Wednesday: Do I charge in US Dollars or my local currency?

Should you be charging in USD, no matter where you are? It’s a good question. Today is Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with their own business in Europe, who noticed that competitors list their prices in American currency.  Why? What’s the advantage, and are there disadvantages? Now that even the smallest business can […] The post MBA2150 Q&A Wednesday: Do I charge in US Dollars or my local currency? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/10/202214 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2149 How To Create & Sell a Product in a Weekend

If that title sounds like clickbait…we get it. But we’re not kidding around; you can put together a genuine sales offer for an entirely new product in 48 hours or so. Whether it’s to boost revenue, or to simply put a few extra reps in exchanging goods for money, this is real. And yes, there’s […] The post MBA2149 How To Create & Sell a Product in a Weekend appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/10/202214 minutes 41 seconds
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MBA2148 Guest Teacher – Lorrie Thomas Ross – How to Create a Sustainable and Effective Marketing Strategy

Don’t market without a (long-term) plan. Often, new entrepreneurs “wing it” when it comes to marketing and brand-building. But being new to business comes with a huge advantage: you can implement a long-term strategy earlier. Today’s special guest teacher will help you do just that — and if you’re already marketing, she’ll help you course […] The post MBA2148 Guest Teacher – Lorrie Thomas Ross – How to Create a Sustainable and Effective Marketing Strategy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/10/202220 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2147 Why Ecommerce Is One of the Hardest Businesses to Start & Grow + Free Ride Friday

Omar has run many a business. But the hardest kind, for (literally) his money, is ecommerce. Every type of business has its challenges, but selling physical goods online has more — and more difficult — issues to contend with. That’s not to say you shouldn’t start an ecommerce business. But you should know what you’re […] The post MBA2147 Why Ecommerce Is One of the Hardest Businesses to Start & Grow + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/09/202219 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA2146 Is Your Business Pushing You Around?

At first, your business is your baby.  But if you’re not mindful, it can quickly turn into a monster. Many entrepreneurs learn this the hard way, as responsibilities and obligations multiply, and gradually encroach on the boundaries between your work and your life. You may not see it coming; taking a weekend call here, sacrificing […] The post MBA2146 Is Your Business Pushing You Around? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/09/202220 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2145 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my email list without paid ads?

We know email marketing is a must. But when you’re just starting out, how do you get people’s addresses? …more importantly, how do you get email addresses for free? Anyone can throw money at the list-building problem and get results (short-term though the results may be). But there are other, arguably better, options. With a […] The post MBA2145 Q&A Wednesday: How do I grow my email list without paid ads? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/09/202215 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2144 How To Promote Your Product Without Spamming Your Email List

eMail marketing works — but it can backfire. Sending your list too many emails comes with a host of bad consequences: unsubscribes and getting your content labeled as spam (yikes) can hurt your deliverability, making it less and less likely your emails will land in people’s inboxes.  So how do you communicate without…over-communicating? Today, Omar […] The post MBA2144 How To Promote Your Product Without Spamming Your Email List appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/09/202214 minutes
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MBA2143 Extended Interview: Patrick Campbell – Building & Selling a $200 Million Business

Create it. Grow it. Cash out. That’s the goal of many entrepreneurs: to build a business that’ll sell for enough money to fund whatever comes next — even if nothing comes next, business-wise. So what does that journey look like? How do you get there? And just as importantly, what happens after? Patrick Campbell created […] The post MBA2143 Extended Interview: Patrick Campbell – Building & Selling a $200 Million Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/09/20221 hour 16 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2142 Should You Offer Payment Plans for High-Ticket Offers? + Free Ride Friday

Charging in installments works for infomercial products. But will it work for yours? When you don’t collect the entire price of your product or service right away, you take a risk. You may see one or two payments, only to forfeit the rest. That said, when you only accept full payment up front, you risk […] The post MBA2142 Should You Offer Payment Plans for High-Ticket Offers? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/09/202214 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2141 How Often Should You Post to Social Media?

When it comes to social media, more isn’t always better. Our instinct (and a lot of advice out there) is to post as much and as often as possible. But the data — and our experience — don’t bear that out. Today, we take a dive into the available data on social media, and unpack […] The post MBA2141 How Often Should You Post to Social Media? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/09/202212 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2140 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose an email marketing software for my business?

Email is one of the most powerful tools for an independent business. As they say (and as we often repeat) “the money’s in the list.” For all the marketing channels out there, email still gets the best results in terms of reach and conversions. But there are way too many email platforms out there. Today, […] The post MBA2140 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose an email marketing software for my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/09/202212 minutes 57 seconds
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MBA2139 How to Charge for a Service on Your Website

Charging for a physical or digital product is fairly easy. But what about services? If you’re a freelance web designer, copywriter, or coach, getting paid can be tricky. Today, we explore the best ways to charge for services and process payments quickly — without hurting sales or getting yourself overburdened with complicated software tools. Buying […] The post MBA2139 How to Charge for a Service on Your Website appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/09/202215 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA2138 Must Read: Effortless by Greg McKeown

Harder doesn’t mean better. In fact, the opposite might be true. For as powerful as grit and a solid work ethic can be, we’re never grunting and sweating when we’re at our best. We’re smooth. We’re fluid.  We’re…Effortless. Greg McKeown first changed our approach to business with his truly essential Essentialism, which advocates for a […] The post MBA2138 Must Read: Effortless by Greg McKeown appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/09/202218 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2137 How To Create Attractive Templates To Get More Leads + Free Ride Friday

Information isn’t the only thing that gets leads. When we create free lead magnets, we often default to sharing information. After all, sharing what we know doesn’t cost much, and knowledge is easy to transfer online. But there’s another option — and it’s just as good for conversions: templates. Whether it’s email or blog post […] The post MBA2137 How To Create Attractive Templates To Get More Leads + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/09/202214 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2136 What I Learned From Hosting a 4 Day Event

Offering live, in-person workshops, retreats, and other events isn’t easy. …but it’s so worth it. Recently, Omar hosted a 4-day in-person ski & snowboard retreat for independent founders. It was the first in-person event we’ve put together in a while, and it didn’t go exactly as planned — but it was still a win for […] The post MBA2136 What I Learned From Hosting a 4 Day Event appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/09/202218 minutes 32 seconds
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[Bonus Episode] From Real Good Podcast: The Business of Empowering Girls with Jennifer Openshaw

Entrepreneurship is about more than just making money. …or at least it can be.  Today, we resume our partnership with US Bank’s Real Good podcast, a show that highlights business ventures for which profit isn’t the first goal. In this episode of Real Good, get to know Jennifer Openshaw, founder and CEO of Girls With […] The post [Bonus Episode] From Real Good Podcast: The Business of Empowering Girls with Jennifer Openshaw appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/09/202257 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2135 Q&A Wednesday: When do I hire my first executive assistant?

If you’re running a business by yourself, the question isn’t if you should hire an EA or VA (Executive Assistant/Virtual Assistant).  The question is when. And wouldn’t you know it, one of our listeners asked exactly that. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a solopreneur who knows an EA will be a good idea at […] The post MBA2135 Q&A Wednesday: When do I hire my first executive assistant? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/09/202214 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA2134 How To Negotiate and Cut Your Expenses

Profit is oxygen. But if you’re only creating profit by maximizing revenue…you’re only doing half the job. It’s time to get lean, and stay lean. Today, we explore how to keep expenses down, by consistently tracking and trimming the fat. It’s not about obsessing over overy penny or being a miser. It’s about making smart […] The post MBA2134 How To Negotiate and Cut Your Expenses appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/09/202216 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2133 Extended Interview: Ronsley Vaz – How He Created Australia’s First Podcasting Conference

There’s only one thing more valuable than networking: being the one creating the networking opportunity. Ronsley Vaz started Australia’s first podcasting conference, We Are Podcast, now a significant regular event for entrepreneurs worldwide. But…how?  How does someone just decide to create a major event and actually pull it off? We decided to ask Ronsley and […] The post MBA2133 Extended Interview: Ronsley Vaz – How He Created Australia’s First Podcasting Conference appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/09/202250 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2132 Why Your Business Needs a Podcast + Free Ride Friday

Everyone’s blogging. Everyone’s on social.  Podcasting, though… We can’t stress enough how powerful this podcast has been for our business. From our coaching and public speaking to our software business, The $100 MBA Show has opened more doors for us than anything else. More importantly, it taught us skills that apply to everything, not just […] The post MBA2132 Why Your Business Needs a Podcast + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/09/202216 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2131 How To Attract Your Perfect Leads

Your marketing and advertising resources are limited. You can’t afford to waste them on people who might buy what you’re selling, or even on people who almost certainly will buy it. To grow a small business, that’s simply not good enough. You want to focus on people who will love what you’re selling, and tell […] The post MBA2131 How To Attract Your Perfect Leads appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/09/202213 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2130 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to build my network or audience first?

What really gets your new business off the ground — friends or followers? As they say, your “network is your net worth.” But as we say, your audience is the single most valuable asset you can build, one that can support you across multiple products and businesses.  So which should you put first? It’s Q&A […] The post MBA2130 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to build my network or audience first? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/09/202214 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA2129 How To Be More Consistent

We all know consistency is key.  …but we’re terrible at putting it into practice. Making real strides in business (or anything else, really) isn’t about monumental efforts or drastic measures. It’s about the small, daily decisions we make that add up to something bigger over time. So how can you stay on the ball, day […] The post MBA2129 How To Be More Consistent appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/09/202217 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2128 Extended Interview: Ayman Al-Abdullah – How to Scale Your Business by Working Smarter

Hard work does not guarantee success. In fact, the unsuccessful are some of the hardest working people out there. That’s because instead of leveraging what comes easiest to them, they dig in and grind. Meanwhile, other people are experiencing less stress — and passing the hardest workers by. Ayman Al-Abdullah was CEO of AppSumo. In […] The post MBA2128 Extended Interview: Ayman Al-Abdullah – How to Scale Your Business by Working Smarter appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/09/20221 hour 15 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2127 How To Get The Most From Your Team + Free Ride Friday

Your team can (probably) do even more. In our experience, most founders don’t realize how much their people are really capable of. But once employees settle into their roles, they have a tendency to go on autopilot. Then — lacking a challenge — they operate at less than their full potential. Today, we explore the […] The post MBA2127 How To Get The Most From Your Team + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/09/202220 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA2126 How To Make More Revenue With Customer Cancellations

Losing a customer isn’t fun — but it doesn’t have to be a total loss. There are a few ways you can make lemonade (by which we mean money) when a customer is on their way out the door.  Some of them are…well, odd. But today, we’re sharing our favorites. The key is to not […] The post MBA2126 How To Make More Revenue With Customer Cancellations appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/09/202215 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2125 Q&A Wednesday: How do I secure sponsors for my podcast?

You found your voice. You found your audience. Now it’s time that podcast got you paid! It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s just over a year into their own podcast, and ready to monetize. There’s only one question: how? You can’t exactly walk into the nearest sponsor store and ask someone to […] The post MBA2125 Q&A Wednesday: How do I secure sponsors for my podcast? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/08/202215 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2124 Your Business Strategy: How Much Time Should You Dedicate?

In business, you need to go in with a plan.  But how much planning is really useful? At some point, strategizing stops being preparation and starts becoming procrastination. If you spend all your time drawing the map, you can’t take enough steps to get anywhere.  Today, we explore how too much strategizing can be more […] The post MBA2124 Your Business Strategy: How Much Time Should You Dedicate? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/08/202215 minutes 37 seconds
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MBA2123 Guest Teacher – Narek Vardanyan – How to validate your ideas with pre-launching

Don’t hope people will buy your product. Know it. If you have an idea for a product or service, it’s just that: an idea. And even if it sounds like a great one, you can’t really tell if people will actually part with their money for it.  Not without a little research, anyway. Today, special […] The post MBA2123 Guest Teacher – Narek Vardanyan – How to validate your ideas with pre-launching appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/08/202215 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2122 How to Scale a Coaching Business + Free Ride Friday

If you have an established coaching business, it’s time to grow it. Maybe you know that already. Maybe you’re even trying! Today, we break down how to do it, and the key principles you can organize your scaling efforts around. Too many coaches make too little for what they do — make sure you’re not […] The post MBA2122 How to Scale a Coaching Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/08/202215 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2121 Can You Run More Than One Business?

Is it feasible to juggle 2, 3, or more business simultaneously? …and just as importantly, should you? We get this question a lot, probably because our business consists of quite a few operations. From this very podcast to our webinar software to Omar’s public speaking engagements, our income streams are varied. So, is it a […] The post MBA2121 Can You Run More Than One Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/08/202214 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2120 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose the right website builder tool for me?

Every business needs a website (seriously, every).  But not every business can hire a website designer full-time. Fortunately, there are a ton of DIY site builders out there. Unfortunately, there are so many, it can be a major task just to figure out which one is right for you and your needs, wants, and skill […] The post MBA2120 Q&A Wednesday: How do I choose the right website builder tool for me? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/08/202216 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2119 Why Low-Ticket Coaching Doesn’t Work

If you’re charging 2 figures for a coaching program, you’ve already lost. That’s a bit of a bold statement, but in today’s episode, Omar explains why it’s true.  From years of experience coaching, being coached, and working with coaches, one thing is clear from where we stand: the bargain-bin pricing model is a no-go — […] The post MBA2119 Why Low-Ticket Coaching Doesn’t Work appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/08/202213 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2118 Extended Interview: Matt Giovanisci – Building a Crazy Successful Business On Your Own Terms

The best way to “make it” as an entrepreneur?  Don’t learn the right strategies — create them. Matt Giovanisci built a successful brand and business without anyone else’s money, anyone else’s formulas, or even a post-secondary education (unless you count everything he taught himself, which you should).  So how did he do it?  By fearlessly […] The post MBA2118 Extended Interview: Matt Giovanisci – Building a Crazy Successful Business On Your Own Terms appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/08/20221 hour 9 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2117 Passion or Money? Which Comes First? + Free Ride Friday

Should you “do what you love?”  Or is that exactly the kind of advice that’ll keep you from doing what you love? Entrepreneurship is supposed to be about freedom, and the ability to choose your livelihood. But just because you love something doesn’t mean it’s a viable business. So if you’re starting out, should you […] The post MBA2117 Passion or Money? Which Comes First? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/08/202217 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2116 What Getting Sick Taught Me As a Business Owner

If you know our host Omar, you know he prides himself on a healthy lifestyle. But everyone eventually meets the bug they just can’t beat. …no, it wasn’t that one.  But Omar was recently laid out for 10 days with one of the nastiest infections you can get without heading to the hospital. And while […] The post MBA2116 What Getting Sick Taught Me As a Business Owner appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/08/202214 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2115 Q&A Wednesday: I feel trapped in my business. How do I get out?

It’s a depressing scenario: you built a business. You’re not happy with it. And you’re stuck exactly where you are…forever? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who invested 10 years into a small business — and hates it. It does just well enough to survive, but not well enough to support the ideal […] The post MBA2115 Q&A Wednesday: I feel trapped in my business. How do I get out? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/08/202218 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2114 Why You’re Not Growing

When success is followed by a rut…what do you do? What holds a business back from reaching that next level? When your business started off good, but levelled off, how do you get off that plateau and move forward again? Our answer will probably surprise you. When your business hits a flat spot in terms […] The post MBA2114 Why You’re Not Growing appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/08/202219 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2113 Guest Teacher – Dave Charest – How to Attract and Retain a Strong and Loyal Customer Base

For a small business, customer loyalty is the best guarantee of success. Ultra-happy customers create more business for you than any amount of marketing or advertising. Word of mouth is — and always will be — the undisputed champion of business growth, stability, and long-term success. So how do you create those die-hards? Today, special […] The post MBA2113 Guest Teacher – Dave Charest – How to Attract and Retain a Strong and Loyal Customer Base appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/08/202221 minutes
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MBA2112 Do You Need a Business Coach? + Free Ride Friday

Let’s just say it: coaching isn’t always a good idea. There are times when it’s the best way to grow and advance as an entrepreneur. And there are times when it’s a colossal waste of time and money. Over years of developing businesses, Omar has had quite a few coaches. And of course, he’s been […] The post MBA2112 Do You Need a Business Coach? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/08/202218 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2111 Should You Diversify or Go All In With One Business?

You’re supposed to diversify and spread risk. But ideally, you’re also supposed to focus on one thing at a time. What’s an entrepreneur to do? For some of us, businesses are like potato chips or tattoos — it’s hard to have just one. That’s why so many independent founders have 2, 3, or more brands […] The post MBA2111 Should You Diversify or Go All In With One Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/08/202214 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2110 Q&A Wednesday: Am I paying myself enough?

It can be easy to forget when you run your own business: you’re an employee, too.  As such, you need compensation as much as anyone else on the team. No one can run a business when they can’t pay their rent. But too often, we feel like every dime we take for ourselves is somehow […] The post MBA2110 Q&A Wednesday: Am I paying myself enough? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/08/202214 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2109 Why Should Invest in Your SEO Now

Think of small businesses as David, and big businesses as Goliath. SEO is your slingshot. Paid advertising is getting wildly expensive, rapidly approaching the point where it’s out of reach for new and small businesses. Paying for attention and traffic can quickly deplete your resources. Bottom line: it’s not sustainable. But getting organic traffic from […] The post MBA2109 Why Should Invest in Your SEO Now appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/08/202217 minutes 45 seconds
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MBA2108 Must Read: Sell It Like a Mango by Donald Kelly

You can get better at selling, just by thinking about it differently. Too many of us approach sales as an intimidating or mysterious skill — or worse, as a form of manipulation. As a result, we shy away from it. We think of it as one of those necessary evils that we just have to […] The post MBA2108 Must Read: Sell It Like a Mango by Donald Kelly appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/08/202214 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2107 Why You Are Being Ignored + Free Ride Friday

When you put a lot of effort into your marketing, there’s nothing worse than the sound of crickets. So many of us blog, vlog, tweet and post, only to get nothing out of it. We pump what we think is great content out into the Internet, and then…nothing. How can you turn this around? What […] The post MBA2107 Why You Are Being Ignored + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/08/202213 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA2106 Tips for Being Interviewed on a Podcast

It’s one of the most effective ways to grow your following. But how do you pull it off? Here’s the good news: almost every podcast needs guests — lots of ‘em. Most of the time, your average podcast would be thrilled to have someone who knows their area of expertise and can carry a good […] The post MBA2106 Tips for Being Interviewed on a Podcast appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/08/202212 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2105 Q&A Wednesday: How much of a raise should I give my employees?

What are your employees worth? What will it take to keep them? It’s a question every founder has to ask themselves, especially once the ball gets rolling. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s finally making decent profits — enough to start spreading the wealth to the team that helped make it happen. […] The post MBA2105 Q&A Wednesday: How much of a raise should I give my employees? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/08/202212 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2104 Why You Should Run an AppSumo Deal

If you sell digital products, you need to know about AppSumo. AppSumo is the GroupOn of digital deals aimed at entrepreneurs and other business people. Today, we explain how putting your own offer on AppSumo can boost your business. …in fact, we’re offering our own deal on AppSumo, to help promote our SaaS business. Learn […] The post MBA2104 Why You Should Run an AppSumo Deal appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/08/202213 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2103 Guest Teacher – Frida Leibowitz – How to Identify a Niche in Your Market

Don’t go for the biggest audience. Go for the right audience. Finding your niche might be the most important early step in creating a business. If you can find the people only you can serve best, you don’t just create sales. You create loyalty. …and best of all, you do an end-run around the competition. […] The post MBA2103 Guest Teacher – Frida Leibowitz – How to Identify a Niche in Your Market appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/08/202217 minutes 23 seconds
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MBA2102 How To Reduce Stress In Your Business + Free Ride Friday

Stress is not a sign of a great work ethic. It’s a liability. It’s crucial not to underestimate the toll stress can take on you and your business. The myth is that we trade our mental health for better business outcomes. But the reality is just the opposite.  Today, we discuss the effects of excessive […] The post MBA2102 How To Reduce Stress In Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/07/202218 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2101 What Is No-Code Development & Is It Right For Your Business?

You don’t have to be a developer to develop an online business. These days, “no code” business-building is all the rage. With third-party solutions for everything from creating a website to building an online community to designing an app, your average non-engineer can pretty much do anything…within certain limits. But is it smart? There are […] The post MBA2101 What Is No-Code Development & Is It Right For Your Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/07/202214 minutes 38 seconds
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MBA2100 Q&A Wednesday: Am I too nice to be an entrepreneur?

In business, can you get respect without being ruthless? Can you command a team without being commanding? Do entrepreneurs need a mean streak to survive — or even a cold one? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a team that basically walks all over them. For some reason, the employees are not […] The post MBA2100 Q&A Wednesday: Am I too nice to be an entrepreneur? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/07/202218 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2099 How to Make More Revenue With Salutation Offers

Ready to create (and keep) more customers? A while back, we started experimenting with something in our SaaS company, WebinarNinja. We authorized team members who have daily contact with leads and customers to offer what we call “salutation offers.”  …and it worked like a charm. Today, we explain how this tactic is boosting our revenue, […] The post MBA2099 How to Make More Revenue With Salutation Offers appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/07/202212 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2098 Guest Teacher – Rochelle Clarke – How to Protect Your People, Profits, and Growth From Unplanned Events With a Business Continuity Plan

In business, anything can happen — including bad things. You have two choices: be prepared, or be blindsided.  Rochelle Clarke is an expert in ensuring business longevity through continuity. She helps businesses plan for the worst, so they can bounce back and keep on keeping on. Think of your business like a car; most of […] The post MBA2098 Guest Teacher – Rochelle Clarke – How to Protect Your People, Profits, and Growth From Unplanned Events With a Business Continuity Plan appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/07/202218 minutes 19 seconds
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MBA2097 Why You Should Start a Services Business + Free Ride Friday

Not sure what kind of business you want to start? There’s a perfect go-to answer. Service-based businesses are uniquely suited to first-time entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and people with day jobs. Today, we explain why. With a low barrier to entry, limitless growth potential, and more flexibility than any other model, the services game is pitch-perfect for […] The post MBA2097 Why You Should Start a Services Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/07/202213 minutes 27 seconds
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MBA2096 5 Ways to Use The Gym to Improve Your Business

Call it the ultimate productivity hack: blurring the line between the office and the gym. There are so many ways to make progress on your To-Do list while you’re on a treadmill or under a barbell. The kind of repetitive exercises most of us use for conditioning are a perfect opportunity to make headway on […] The post MBA2096 5 Ways to Use The Gym to Improve Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/07/202212 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2095 Q&A Wednesday: I hate sales but love my business. What do I do?

We’re not all salespeople. It comes naturally to some. For others, nothing is more awkward than trying to get someone to buy your thing. But here’s the good news: you really don’t have to “sell” if you don’t want to. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners has a thriving business, ripe for expansion. […] The post MBA2095 Q&A Wednesday: I hate sales but love my business. What do I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/07/202212 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2094 Are You Starting or Running the Wrong Business?

Ever have doubts about the business you’re in? That’s natural. In fact, it’s healthy. But sometimes, we’re scared to ask ourselves if we chose the wrong path — and to answer that question honestly. Today, Omar shares a single guiding principle he’s learned over decades as an entrepreneur, having founded almost a dozen independent businesses. […] The post MBA2094 Are You Starting or Running the Wrong Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/07/202216 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA2093 Must Read: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Why do you make the decisions you make? How? It’s a huge question, with huge implications for how you run your business. Today, we dive into Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. This book by economist, psychologist, and nobel laureate Kahneman unpacks the mechanics of decision-making — and how to better optimize it. If that […] The post MBA2093 Must Read: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/07/202217 minutes 1 second
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MBA2092 How to Improve Your Writing in 30 Days + Free Ride Friday

For entrepreneurs, there’s no way around writing. No matter what you sell, the written word is your primary tool for reaching potential customers. Even if you’re a great speaker or vlogger, writing will still be mostly how you market, sell, and communicate generally — even when you’re writing what you’ll say out loud. So how […] The post MBA2092 How to Improve Your Writing in 30 Days + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/07/202213 minutes 35 seconds
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MBA2091 Are You Afraid to Start a Business?

Thinking about starting a business? For how long now? Getting honest with ourselves about our motivations — and our fears — might be the most fundamental step toward becoming an entrepreneur. “Am I afraid to do this?” is the first question you have to answer. And you have to answer it truthfully, for better or […] The post MBA2091 Are You Afraid to Start a Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/07/202215 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2090 Q&A Wednesday: How do I mend a business relationship?

Business can get emotional — but you can’t let emotions hurt your business. The ability to navigate strong feelings and prioritize relationships over ego is a must-have skill in entrepreneurship. If networking is key, most of us can’t afford bad blood. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who had a falling out with […] The post MBA2090 Q&A Wednesday: How do I mend a business relationship? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/07/202217 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA2089 4 Quick Revenue Strategies for Tight Times

Experts agree a recession is on the horizon. Most small businesses will have to keep a closer eye on their budgets, very soon. Which means now is the perfect time to shore up your reserves, and stockpile revenue to weather the coming storm. But how can you get some extra pennies in the piggy bank, […] The post MBA2089 4 Quick Revenue Strategies for Tight Times appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/07/202214 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2088 Must Read: The Coaching Habit by Michael Stanier

What kind of leaders do employees love most? According to this week’s Must-Read, the best leader isn’t someone who commands. It’s someone who coaches their people, unleashes their fullest potential, and trusts them to be their best. The Coaching Habit by Michael Stanier is two things at once: a primer on a coaching-based leadership philosophy, […] The post MBA2088 Must Read: The Coaching Habit by Michael Stanier appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/07/202215 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2087 5 Online Business Ideas You Can Start Today + Free Ride Friday

Don’t dream about starting a business. Do it! You don’t have to start by quitting your job or borrowing a ton of money. You don’t need the “perfect” product or service idea.  You just need time, and practice. Today, we share 5 low-risk, low-investment businesses you can literally (yes, literally) start today. With minimal time, […] The post MBA2087 5 Online Business Ideas You Can Start Today + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/07/202214 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2086 How To Drastically Improve Your SEO on WordPress

The written word is still the biggest key to your website’s traffic. Fortunately, nailing the words you need to rank on search engines is much easier than it used to be — especially if your site is hosted on WordPress. With the tools available now, even non-professional writers can get help making sure their page […] The post MBA2086 How To Drastically Improve Your SEO on WordPress appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/07/202215 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2085 Q&A Wednesday: How Much Should I Charge for Group Coaching?

This isn’t the question you think it is. Normally, pricing coaching comes down to a fairly standard formula. You determine how much a client stands to make based on your training, and set your price at about a fraction of that. “For just $XXXX, you can be qualified to charge $XXXXXX!”  But what if your […] The post MBA2085 Q&A Wednesday: How Much Should I Charge for Group Coaching? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/07/202215 minutes 9 seconds
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MBA2084 How To Deal With Free Trial & Refund Abuse

Risk reversal is a must for most products and services. But inevitably, someone tries to turn a fair shake into a ploy for free stuff — at your expense. So how can you prevent someone from using your free trial offer as a way to get…more than a trial? Today, we share all the ways […] The post MBA2084 How To Deal With Free Trial & Refund Abuse appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/07/202222 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2083 Guest Teacher – Chloe Thomas – How to Build Your Customer Masterplan

Your customers are out there…somewhere. You just have to give them a path to your door.  The art of creating and converting leads takes practice, experimentation, and (of course) a plan. Today’s special guest teacher is an expert at identifying, attracting, and winning over the people who are the best fit for your product or […] The post MBA2083 Guest Teacher – Chloe Thomas – How to Build Your Customer Masterplan appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/07/202221 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2082 How to Stop Wasting Money on Marketing That Doesn’t Work + Free Ride Friday

For a small business trying to build a following, every cent counts.  Too much of marketing seems like magic, or hack-based advice that makes empty promises of results if you just do x, y, or z. The reality is much more fluid, and requires you to be very careful with your marketing dollars.  Today, we […] The post MBA2082 How to Stop Wasting Money on Marketing That Doesn’t Work + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/07/202219 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2081 How to Prepare For a Recession

There’s a storm coming. But it’s not time to batten down the hatches and head for the cellar just yet. With a recession on the way, it’s definitely time to prepare — but not to duck and cover. Today, we discuss how to minimize the damage our impending recession will do to your business. But […] The post MBA2081 How to Prepare For a Recession appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/06/202215 minutes 23 seconds
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MBA2080 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to quit my job to see my startup succeed?

It’s the classic conundrum for aspiring entrepreneurs: can I build a truly successful business without ditching the 9 to 5? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s caught between the safety of a regular paycheck, and the promise of independence.  Their side-hustle is established, but its growth is held back by the demands […] The post MBA2080 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to quit my job to see my startup succeed? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/06/202216 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2079 Should You Give Up Equity to Attract Talent?

What’s top talent really worth? Is it worth giving up a piece of your business? Offering equity can be a smart move. But too many entrepreneurs do it when they think they have to, rather than investigating whether it’s prudent.  If you can’t afford a salary that’s tempting enough to assemble the best team, it […] The post MBA2079 Should You Give Up Equity to Attract Talent? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/06/202213 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2078 Guest Teacher – Jon Ostenson – How to Select a Franchise

You don’t have to start your own business to run your own business. Franchising is a viable, lower-risk way to get your entrepreneurship on. Instead of building something from the ground up, you can take ownership of an existing, proven business.  It may not be entirely “yours,” but a franchise is yours enough to provide […] The post MBA2078 Guest Teacher – Jon Ostenson – How to Select a Franchise appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/06/202224 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2077 5 Strategies for a Successful Launch on Product Hunt + Free Ride Friday

Got a digital product to sell? Get it on Product Hunt. Product Hunt is a wildly popular, seriously trusted resource where real consumers share their thoughts on everything from apps to websites to tech hardware. If you can make a splash there, you can build a customer base. …but of course, you have to know […] The post MBA2077 5 Strategies for a Successful Launch on Product Hunt + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/06/202214 minutes
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MBA2076 Is Selling a Lifetime Deal a Good Idea?

Lifetime deals are the ultimate long-term sales tactic. But can the sales you score now hurt your business years (or decades) later? Like any strategy, offering neverending deals has its strengths and weaknesses.  We know — we’ve done lifetime deals for our SaaS company, some of which panned out better than others. If you don’t […] The post MBA2076 Is Selling a Lifetime Deal a Good Idea? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/06/202212 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2075 Q&A Wednesday: Why is my sales funnel not working?

There’s a flaw in the “funnel” approach. It’s not that marketing and sales funnels don’t work generally, or that they’re not useful. It’s that funnels can only do so much.  With packaged funnel-building programs and software making big promises, it’s easy to think funnels are more powerful than they really are. Can you really set […] The post MBA2075 Q&A Wednesday: Why is my sales funnel not working? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/06/202216 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2074 4 Cold Emailing Tips if You Hate Cold Emailing

Cold emailing works — just maybe not the way you think it does. Sending an unsolicited message to a complete stranger is…awkward at best. But ask any successful independent business founder, and you’ll find that it’s almost unavoidable. Creating a stronger network (and a stronger business) means you can’t be afraid to reach out, even […] The post MBA2074 4 Cold Emailing Tips if You Hate Cold Emailing appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/06/202214 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2073 Must Read: Price for Growth by Jeff Robinson

Are you charging too much? Most small business advice encourages higher prices for higher profits. But the somewhat controversial Price for Growth goes against that grain, suggesting entrepreneurs should play a longer game — even at the expense of profit. And frankly, we’re convinced. Jeff Robinson’s book flies further under the radar than it should. […] The post MBA2073 Must Read: Price for Growth by Jeff Robinson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/06/202216 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2072 How to Segment Your Email List to Improve Conversions + Free Ride Friday

If you’re not segmenting, you’re not email marketing. The first rule of marketing is that you can’t say the same thing to everyone. As much as possible, you have to appeal to individuals. If you’re sending the same exact messages to your whole contact list, you’re leaving leads on the table. In fact, the fewer […] The post MBA2072 How to Segment Your Email List to Improve Conversions + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/06/202217 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2071 How to Discount Your Product While Maximizing Revenue

Can lower prices = more revenue? Sure — but only if you do it right. Yes, we spend a lot of time on this podcast advocating for higher prices. “Who can charge the least?” is a race to the bottom that no one wins (unless you’re Wal-Mart). But in certain contexts, a discount can be […] The post MBA2071 How to Discount Your Product While Maximizing Revenue appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/06/202213 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2070 Q&A Wednesday: Any tips on running an in-person event?

The good news: in-person events are a viable option again (finally). The bad news: it’s been a while. Do we still remember how to pull them off? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who wants to organize their very first live, in-person event. As it happens, we’re planning one of our own — […] The post MBA2070 Q&A Wednesday: Any tips on running an in-person event? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/06/202219 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2069 Should You Sell Your Online Course on Udemy?

Udemy: it’s got a quarter million courses on just about every topic under the sun — and an audience of tens of millions of potential students. Sounds like a great place to sell your own course, doesn’t it?  …or is it? There’s never been a better time to sell your expertise and create a revenue […] The post MBA2069 Should You Sell Your Online Course on Udemy? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/06/202213 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2068 Guest Teacher – Demir Bentley – How To Plan A Winning Week, Every Week

Make the “Sunday Blues” yesterday’s news. If you struggle with getting things done over the course of the week, we have the episode (and the expert) for you. Demir Bentley is a renowned productivity expert who’s helped executives at major companies to…well, get their sh*t together. The problem, according to Bentley, isn’t a lack of […] The post MBA2068 Guest Teacher – Demir Bentley – How To Plan A Winning Week, Every Week appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/06/202229 minutes 1 second
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MBA2067 How to Organize Your Week When You Wear All the Hats + Free Ride Friday

Solopreneur-ing or running a small team? Have too much on your plate? Have everything on your plate? We’ve been there. Specifically, Omar knows what it’s like to be the developer, marketer, salesperson, janitor, and everything else you can think of in a small business — all at once. Today, he shares his system for getting […] The post MBA2067 How to Organize Your Week When You Wear All the Hats + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/06/202212 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2066 How to Have a Marketing Budget With Zero Dollars

No money in the marketing budget? There’s a way around that. For newer and smaller businesses, relying on content, word of mouth, and other organic marketing is normal (and smart!). But at some point, you’ll hit that growth plateau. With rare exception, most businesses have to invest in marketing to see results. But what if […] The post MBA2066 How to Have a Marketing Budget With Zero Dollars appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/06/202211 minutes
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MBA2065 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get investors without losing control?

Entrepreneurship is about freedom. But if you take investments, how much freedom are you giving up? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener in a fairly common pickle. They started a business, grew it, and it’s doing great. The only problem: our listener can see that the business has hit a plateau — and […] The post MBA2065 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get investors without losing control? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/06/202212 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2064 How to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Every business is vulnerable to hackers. It’s only getting worse. In our many years of online entrepreneurship, we’ve faced multiple attacks from different kinds of saboteurs and assorted badguys. At some point, you just have to accept the reality, and protect yourself. Fortunately, you can do a few (relatively easy) things that make your business […] The post MBA2064 How to Protect Your Business From Hackers appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/06/202216 minutes 47 seconds
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MBA2063 Guest Teacher – Iliana Bobova – How to Maximize Your MBA ROI

Are you ready for your MBA?  First, you need to make sure it’ll be (more than) worth it.  Becoming a Master of Business Administration can take years, tens of thousands of dollars, and a whole ‘lotta sweat. It might be the biggest investment you ever make! Before your first day of class, it’s crucial to […] The post MBA2063 Guest Teacher – Iliana Bobova – How to Maximize Your MBA ROI appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/06/202218 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2062 How to Price Your Online Course + Free Ride Friday

What’s your online course worth? That can be a tough question, but it’s one you have to answer. Price it too low, and you’ll cheat yourself out of revenue. Price it too high, and you’ll alienate buyers. So where’s the Goldilocks zone? And how can you find it for your course? If you think our […] The post MBA2062 How to Price Your Online Course + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/06/202216 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2061 Why So Many Creators Are Doing Live Video

If you haven’t embraced video marketing yet, it’s time. For many, creating (or “producing”) video content can seem intimidating, like something you need special training or experience to pull off. But that’s the wrong approach. Video marketing isn’t about presenting some slick appearance. It’s about documenting and sharing the journey.  Today, we break down exactly […] The post MBA2061 Why So Many Creators Are Doing Live Video appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/06/202212 minutes 59 seconds
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MBA2060 Q&A Wednesday: How many customers do I need to have product/market fit?

How do you know when you’ve really struck oil? Product/market fit is the gold standard of business viability. Once you have it, you’re golden. And if you don’t have it…well, an uphill battle is your best-case scenario.   So what defines product/market viability, and what metrics can prove it’s there? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got […] The post MBA2060 Q&A Wednesday: How many customers do I need to have product/market fit? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/06/202212 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA2059 How Good Does Your Product Need To Be Before Launch?

Don’t let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of ‘launched.’ For any kind of product — from a shirt to a SaaS — the urge to keep tweaking and tweaking before you bring it to market is powerful. But you have to resist it. In business, it’s better to create an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and get […] The post MBA2059 How Good Does Your Product Need To Be Before Launch? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/05/202214 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2058 Must Read: Zero to Sold by Arvid Kahl

If you’re building your own business, read this book. In 2016, Arvid Kahl founded FeedbackPanda, a SaaS product for teachers. In 2019, he sold it. Using FeedbackPanda as a model, Zero to Sold outlines exactly how to create a SaaS business, grow it quickly, and cash out. If that sounds ruthlessly practical and to the […] The post MBA2058 Must Read: Zero to Sold by Arvid Kahl appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/05/202216 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA2057 The Cost of Firing an Employee + Free Ride Friday

Saying goodbye isn’t easy — or cheap. At some point, if you run a business long enough, you’ll have to fire someone. Probably several someones.  This is normal, but it should never be done without serious consideration. Before you give someone the ax, it’s imperative to calculate exactly what you’re losing. Even the most sub-par […] The post MBA2057 The Cost of Firing an Employee + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/05/202216 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2056 How To Present Like a Pro on Live Video

Nervous about going live? Live video presentations are almost unavoidable in business now — especially online business. Even if it’s just internal presentations with your own team, the camera is calling. Fortunately, Omar has a lot of experience in this department. As someone who’s logged countless hours running webinars, remote meetings, and live courses, Omar’s […] The post MBA2056 How To Present Like a Pro on Live Video appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/05/202216 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2055 Q&A Wednesday: I don’t love my business. I can’t sell it, what should I do?

Can you break up with your business? What do you do if you’ve built a business, but you’re just not feeling it any more? What happens when entrepreneurship starts to feel like…just work? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s had an ecommerce business for a few years — and kinda hates it […] The post MBA2055 Q&A Wednesday: I don’t love my business. I can’t sell it, what should I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/05/202215 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2054 Is Being Liked Important in Business?

Does being nice, funny, or likable even matter? Lots of jerks are successful in business, right? But is there any tangible evidence that likeability and profitability go together?  The impact of your personal brand on your business brand is hard to measure. But it’s pretty impossible to argue that a well-liked personality who puts smiles […] The post MBA2054 Is Being Liked Important in Business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/05/202213 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2053 Guest Teacher – Patrick Bryant – How to Use Scale and Innovation to Grow Companies

How big could your business grow? The decisions you make now can put a ceiling on your growth potential, or make the sky the limit. It all depends on whether you build for scalability and innovation. Today, we have a lesson from a special guest teacher on how to do exactly that. Whether you’re just […] The post MBA2053 Guest Teacher – Patrick Bryant – How to Use Scale and Innovation to Grow Companies appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/05/202223 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2052 Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Write a Book + Free Ride Friday

Thinking about writing a book? The first question to ask yourself: why? There are great reasons for an entrepreneur to write a book. There are also terrible reasons. Before you put a single word down, make sure you’re approaching it from the right angle. Setting appropriate intentions and expectations is key to making your book […] The post MBA2052 Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Write a Book + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/05/202215 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA2051 How Much Time You Should Dedicate to Your Side Hustle

Starting a business while holding down a 9-to-5?  It’s one of the smartest ways to get started. That said, it’s not the easiest. To actually make progress, you’ll need to give up significant amounts of free time.  How significant? Well, that’s what this episode is all about. It’s one thing to “start a business.” It’s […] The post MBA2051 How Much Time You Should Dedicate to Your Side Hustle appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/05/202218 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2050 Q&A Wednesday: How long does it take to grow a following on Twitter?

Ready to find your crowd on Twitter? Take it slow. Too many new entrepreneurs put too much focus on social media. And of course, that’s exactly how social media platforms like it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use Facebook, Insta, Twitter, and the rest to your advantage. Today, we explore how. It’s Q&A Wednesday, […] The post MBA2050 Q&A Wednesday: How long does it take to grow a following on Twitter? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/05/202214 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2049 How to Improve Your Luck in Business

Luck doesn’t happen by accident. No, this episode is not about witchcraft or “manifesting” success. It’s a simple lesson on how the things you can control put you in a better position re: things you can’t control. Fate can’t be controlled, but odds can be raised or lowered.  Today, we share a few key things […] The post MBA2049 How to Improve Your Luck in Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/05/202217 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2048 Must Read: The Minimalist Entrepreneur by Sahil Lavingia

What do you really need to start and grow a business? Today’s marketplace has lowered the barrier to entry for entrepreneurship. Given the tools available, the average person can start a profitable, scalable business with way less capital — and less experience — than ever before. Today’s Must-Read explains how. The Minimalist Entrepreneur is a […] The post MBA2048 Must Read: The Minimalist Entrepreneur by Sahil Lavingia appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/05/202213 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA2047 Why You Should Offer a Faux Free Plan + Free Ride Friday

The “freemium” model is everywhere now. And it makes sense! Consumers are picky, more wary than ever, and in need of more proof before opening their wallets. But what if freemium isn’t feasible for you? Giving away your product or service is pretty costly, after all (we know — our software platform offers a free […] The post MBA2047 Why You Should Offer a Faux Free Plan + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/05/202212 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2046 How I’m Outsourcing My Networking

We can all agree that networking is vital to getting anywhere in business. But you might be surprised to learn that networking is something you can outsource. Wait, what? How can you outsource building relationships with people? With a little ingenuity, that’s how. From helpful tech to helpful employees, you can develop systems to initiate […] The post MBA2046 How I’m Outsourcing My Networking appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/05/202214 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2045 Q&A Wednesday: Should I learn how to build my own app or should I hire someone?

You have an awesome idea for an app. You’re sure it would address a real need in the marketplace. You’re ready to do the work of marketing and selling it. …but you couldn’t code your way out of a wet paper bag. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a fairly common question: […] The post MBA2045 Q&A Wednesday: Should I learn how to build my own app or should I hire someone? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/05/202212 minutes 36 seconds
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MBA2044 My Favorite Video Marketing Tools in 2022

Ready to dive into video marketing? Here’s what you need. Video is second only to the written word when it comes to online marketing. It’s personal, involves more senses, and is proven to elicit more engagement.  But many entrepreneurs — especially newer ones — are intimidated by the idea of creating videos. In truth, it’s […] The post MBA2044 My Favorite Video Marketing Tools in 2022 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/05/202216 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2043 Guest Teacher – Mike Moll – How to Leverage Video to Generate More Sales

Don’t just send a message. Send a video. Consumers are hit with about a bazillion marketing and sales messages each day. Most of them are emails that go straight to ‘Promo,’ and other text-based messages we simply ignore or delete. But video is different. Video has a better chance of being consumed, and scoring you […] The post MBA2043 Guest Teacher – Mike Moll – How to Leverage Video to Generate More Sales appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/05/202223 minutes 21 seconds
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MBA2042 The 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Email List + Free Ride Friday

As they say, “the money’s in the list.” But more list does not mean more money. Like so much in business, it’s more complicated than a simple equation. To get the most out of any email list requires way more than just gathering new addresses.  If you’re throwing lead magnets around the whole wide Internet, […] The post MBA2042 The 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Email List + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/05/202215 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA2041 Why You Should Open & Close Your Courses

More people will sign up for your course if they can sign up whenever they want…right? Not necessarily. It might seem logical to let people enroll in your course whenever. But basic consumer psychology tells a different story; when there’s no urgency, there’s less chance someone will make a commitment. Most people will put off […] The post MBA2041 Why You Should Open & Close Your Courses appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/05/202216 minutes 35 seconds
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MBA2040 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need a virtual assistant if I am just getting started?

For a brand-new business, is a VA (virtual assistant) worth it? When you’re starting out, staying lean is a top priority. Which is why it struck one of our listeners as a little counterintuitive that we’re so bullish on hiring VAs.  It’s Q&A Wednesday! This listener is only weeks into a new business, and wants […] The post MBA2040 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need a virtual assistant if I am just getting started? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/05/202216 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA2039 Can You Grow Your Business With No Paid Ads?

Are paid ads a money pit? Small businesses need to stay lean. That means not throwing money away on expensive marketing and sales tactics that don’t produce a solid return. From print to radio to Google and Facebook, is the money you spend on paid advertising worth it? More importantly, can your business thrive without […] The post MBA2039 Can You Grow Your Business With No Paid Ads? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/05/202213 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2038 Guest Teacher – Barry Moltz – How to Make the Changes You Know You Need to Make in your Business

Are you brave enough to admit it’s time for change? Accepting the need for change is one of the more surprising challenges in business. It requires courage, accountability, and the will to let go of what’s familiar and comfortable. Barry Moltz is a speaker, author, radio host, and SMB expert who specializes in getting business […] The post MBA2038 Guest Teacher – Barry Moltz – How to Make the Changes You Know You Need to Make in your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/05/202219 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2037 The 5 Biggest E-Commerce Mistakes To Avoid + Free Ride Friday

Thinking about starting an e-commerce business? Listen to this first. Before he got into the podcast & SaaS game, our intrepid host Omar ran a successful e-commerce business selling custom menswear. Along the way, he learned valuable lessons about what to do, and what not to do — sometimes the hard way. Today, let Omar’s […] The post MBA2037 The 5 Biggest E-Commerce Mistakes To Avoid + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/04/202215 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA2036 How To Sell Group Coaching

For most coaches, the ultimate goal is to have fewer clients paying higher prices. But the group coaching model — whether as a stepping stone to 1:1 clients or a long-term strategy — is more than sustainable.  Better yet, it’s super-scalable. But how do you get those clients in the first place? To sustain a […] The post MBA2036 How To Sell Group Coaching appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/04/202213 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2035 Q&A Wednesday: How much money do I need to start an affiliate travel blog?

Blogging: it’s still one of the best ways to start a business! All you really need to get started is your own experience, decent writing ability, and the time to put your insights down on (digital) paper. But of course, there are a few other costs. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a well-traveled listener […] The post MBA2035 Q&A Wednesday: How much money do I need to start an affiliate travel blog? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/04/202213 minutes 40 seconds
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MBA2034 How To Create a Go To Market Strategy

Never go to market without a strategy. A launch is never as simple as just putting your product or service in front of people. Before you attempt the first sale (whether it’s a new business, a pivot, or a product launch), you have to decide exactly how to make your “entrance” into the marketplace. Today, […] The post MBA2034 How To Create a Go To Market Strategy appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/04/202217 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA2033 Must Read: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris

It’s another incredible book from the 4-Hour legend. Today, we review the inimitable Tim Ferriss’ Tribe of Mentors.  Ferriss is the original life-hacker, a seeker of new solutions for everything from making money to getting in shape. With Tribe, Ferriss surveyed successful innovators and game-changers to see how they managed to make waves where others […] The post MBA2033 Must Read: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/04/202212 minutes 10 seconds
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MBA2032 How To Prepare Your Business For a Holiday + Free Ride Friday

Don’t let holidays sneak up on you! Having SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for holiday breaks is a crucial part of managing your team — and your customers’ expectations. From communicating with customers to giving your employees time off (while still keeping the business running), holiday management takes a little preparation. It gets even more complex […] The post MBA2032 How To Prepare Your Business For a Holiday + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/04/202213 minutes 1 second
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MBA2031 Why Your Audience Is More Important Than Your Product

There’s (way) more money in people than in products. One of the hardest early lessons new entrepreneurs have to learn is to stop chasing the best product idea.  Almost all of us start with some version of the thought: “If I come up with the right product or service, I can build a business.” Or, […] The post MBA2031 Why Your Audience Is More Important Than Your Product appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/04/202213 minutes 24 seconds
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MBA2030 Q&A Wednesday: I’ve had no luck with paid ads. Should I just stop wasting my money?

For a startup, paid ads can be a game-changer…or a complete bust. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who runs a small SaaS business in need of more traffic. Our listener has been sinking money into paid digital advertising for months — and has exactly $0 to show for it. So how long […] The post MBA2030 Q&A Wednesday: I’ve had no luck with paid ads. Should I just stop wasting my money? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/04/202213 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2029 Why You Really Want to Be a Time Billionaire

Redefine your “why.”  Most of us get into business hoping to make a certain amount of money. But a radically different approach is gaining steam, helping entrepreneurs totally rethink what they’re really working towards.  Spoiler alert: it’s not money. Today, we explore the concept of a “time billionaire.” That’s a specific term for a specific […] The post MBA2029 Why You Really Want to Be a Time Billionaire appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/04/202214 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA2028 Must Read: Free Time by Jenny Blake

What’s the point of starting a business?  Is it to earn money, or what money buys? Probably the latter. And the most important, valuable thing money can buy isn’t real estate or caviar — it’s time. Free Time by Jenny Blake takes a different approach to entrepreneurship. Rather than trying to win the game of […] The post MBA2028 Must Read: Free Time by Jenny Blake appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/04/202214 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2027 Is The Email Newsletter Dead? + Free Ride Friday

How many company newsletter emails do you really read? The email newsletter goes all the way back to the beginning of the Internet. But needless to say, times have changed. With stuffed inboxes and the invention of the ‘Promo’ tab, does anyone give a hoot about your newsletter now? Well, that depends on you. Today, […] The post MBA2027 Is The Email Newsletter Dead? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/04/202215 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA2026 The 5 Elements of an Impactful Online Course

Creating a course? Listen to this first. Our intrepid host Omar wasn’t always a SaaS entrepreneur. Before that, he was a professional educator for over a dozen years. And since then, he’s created (and taken) dozens of online courses.  In other words, we know what makes a good course…and what makes a bad one. Today, […] The post MBA2026 The 5 Elements of an Impactful Online Course appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/04/202213 minutes 39 seconds
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MBA2025 Q&A Wednesday: Should I offer a money back guarantee?

How risky are money-back guarantees? Can they hurt your business more than they help it? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a coach whose potential clients want some reassurance, in the form of a guaranteed refund if they don’t get results. But quite reasonably, our listener is hesitant to commit to not being paid for […] The post MBA2025 Q&A Wednesday: Should I offer a money back guarantee? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/04/202210 minutes 42 seconds
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MBA2024 Why Too Many Tools Are Bad For Business

When software tools pile up, they’re no longer solving problems — they’re creating one. Every business picks up excess tools along the way. Software for marketing, project management, analytics, design, and more come and go. But inevitably, too many come and not enough go!  Today, we explore how to give your business a little tool […] The post MBA2024 Why Too Many Tools Are Bad For Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/04/202215 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA2023 Guest Teacher – Caroline Goyder – How To Instantly Be A More Confident Communicator

Stage fright? Get nervous before a big talk, meeting, or pitch? We’ve got you covered. Caroline Goyder is a celebrated author and presenter who knows exactly how to approach speaking with cool, calm, and confidence. Today, she’s here with 5 specific exercises you can use as often as you need to develop the kind of […] The post MBA2023 Guest Teacher – Caroline Goyder – How To Instantly Be A More Confident Communicator appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/04/202225 minutes 25 seconds
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MBA2022 Your Only Goal When Starting a Business + Free Ride Friday

Sometimes, the best way to push forward is to simplify. For a new business, a million shiny objects can become distractions disguised as goals. As legitimate as these goals may be, you can’t take your eyes off the most important prize of all — the one that’ll ensure your business’s long-term future. Today, we explore […] The post MBA2022 Your Only Goal When Starting a Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/04/202213 minutes 59 seconds
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MBA2021 The 3 Types of Social Posts That Get The Most Engagement

Looking for traction on social media? Need to work the ol’ algorithms a bit?  We’ve got a strategy for you.  Actually, we’ve got 3 strategies. Today, Omar shares the “3 S’s,” a simple framework for creating social posts specifically to drive engagement. Whether you’re looking for likes, shares, or comments, the 3 S’s have you […] The post MBA2021 The 3 Types of Social Posts That Get The Most Engagement appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/04/202211 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2020 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know if people would want my app?

You have a great idea for an app. That doesn’t mean you have a business. So how can you possibly tell if your idea has legs? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a banger of an idea for a business app, but who isn’t willing to start throwing money around to develop […] The post MBA2020 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know if people would want my app? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/04/202213 minutes 16 seconds
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MBA2019 The 80% Delegation Rule That Will Change Your Life

That’s not hyperbole. If you run a business, the most important thing you can do is figure out how to get back some of your most precious, irreplaceable resource: time. As we like to say, time is infinitely more valuable than money.  One of the biggest obstacles to taking time back is insisting on doing […] The post MBA2019 The 80% Delegation Rule That Will Change Your Life appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/04/202213 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA2018 Must Read: Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Forget the Oscars thing for a second. Before the…incident, we planned to review Will, the powerful autobiography Will Smith co-authored with Mark Manson (the guy behind The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck). And we couldn’t be happier we decided to stick with that decision. This book is penetrating, insightful, and valuable — recent […] The post MBA2018 Must Read: Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/04/202219 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA2017 Does Scarcity Actually Get More Sales? + Free Ride Friday

Act now! As consumers, we’re told this all the time by people trying to get sales. If you don’t buy ASAP, you’ll miss out on a great deal, or even the chance to buy altogether. But is it…bull?  Is scarcity just another manipulative tool used by unscrupulous salespeople? More importantly, is scarcity a tool you […] The post MBA2017 Does Scarcity Actually Get More Sales? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/04/202216 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA2016 Why I Am Not on TikTok

TikTok: it’s all the rage. But does it matter to your business? In our case…no. So why don’t we use this powerful platform, where millions of potential customers are engaged?  It all comes down to time, priorities, and defining your goals. When you know what kind of company you are, you can be comfortable with […] The post MBA2016 Why I Am Not on TikTok appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/03/202212 minutes 46 seconds
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MBA2015 Q&A Wednesday: Should I take a dividend in my business?

Your business is profiting. You’re making a living.  But what’s in store for the long term? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s seen what can happen when you only give yourself a paycheck, and nothing more. Even long-standing businesses can fall — and when they do, the founders can walk away with […] The post MBA2015 Q&A Wednesday: Should I take a dividend in my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/03/202212 minutes 35 seconds
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MBA2014 How to Demand Higher Prices

Who are these coaches charging thousands — or tens of thousands — for their services? More importantly, who are their clients, and how are they getting them? No matter what kind of service you offer, working your way up to massive rates is the best way to get the biggest ROI. Making more money from […] The post MBA2014 How to Demand Higher Prices appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/03/202213 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2013 Guest Teacher – Matt Edmundson – How to Create a Customer-Centric Experience With Toilet Seat Marketing

Are you thinking like a customer? If you don’t understand your customers’ perspective, there’s a ceiling on how effective your marketing can be. But if you drop the “hacks” and influencer strategies, you can master the fundamentals that create long-term growth. And of course, we have an expert to explain how. Matt Edmundson is an […] The post MBA2013 Guest Teacher – Matt Edmundson – How to Create a Customer-Centric Experience With Toilet Seat Marketing appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/03/202224 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA2012 Do Engagement Posts Work on Social Media? + Free Ride Friday

If you’ve ever been asked to like, share, or comment, you know what we’re talking about.  But does it work? Business owners constantly ask for engagement on Facebook, Insta, Twitter and the rest. But does this strategy actually pay off? When you’re blatantly asking your audience to help you game social media algorithms, does it […] The post MBA2012 Do Engagement Posts Work on Social Media? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/03/202213 minutes 13 seconds
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MBA2011 7 Sales Page Must Haves

Is your sales page…selling? Whether it’s your homepage, your pricing page, or a product-specific landing page, it has a job. And if your copy, design, and more aren’t right, the job won’t get done. Today, we share 7 specific items — some big, some small — that every sales page needs to nail. The problem […] The post MBA2011 7 Sales Page Must Haves appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/03/202222 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA2010 Q&A Wednesday: Is it time to quit my business?

When a long-running business has lost its mojo, should you fight for it? Or is cashing out the smart move? As always, it depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener is in a pickle. Their decade-old business has done well overall, but over the last year it’s been stuck in a rut. This e-commerce operation […] The post MBA2010 Q&A Wednesday: Is it time to quit my business? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/03/202218 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA2009 5 FAQs Page Hacks To Make More Sales

Your FAQs page can do more than just inform — it can boost sales. When you understand how consumers actually use FAQs pages (and it’s not the way you might think), you can see there are serious opportunities for conversions.  Too many businesses neglect their site’s FAQs page, either by not having one, or simply…answering […] The post MBA2009 5 FAQs Page Hacks To Make More Sales appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/03/202215 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA2008 Guest Teacher – Jarod Latch – How to Ensure That Creativity Works During Challenging Times

You can do better than just survival. When you’re under intense pressure or facing a crisis, it can be easy to focus on nothing more than “getting through it.”  But you’d be shortchanging your business, and cheating your team out of their full potential. There are ways to ensure that there’s always time and space […] The post MBA2008 Guest Teacher – Jarod Latch – How to Ensure That Creativity Works During Challenging Times appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/03/202220 minutes 48 seconds
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MBA2007 How To Combat Inflation as Business Owner + Free Ride Friday

Inflation starting to sting yet? Nations like the USA are facing serious drops in the buying power of their currency. Experts don’t predict the situation will improve significantly, at least not anytime soon. So what’s an independent business owner to do? At some point, rising inflation will start to eat away at your profit margins. […] The post MBA2007 How To Combat Inflation as Business Owner + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/03/202214 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA2006 How To Make Your First Dollar

“Start small” should be the mantra every new and aspiring entrepreneur lives by.  …and when we say “small,” we mean small. Before you try to tackle any huge or long-term business goals, it’s crucial to start developing the skill of producing something valuable, and selling it for a profit.  It’s exactly like lifting weights — […] The post MBA2006 How To Make Your First Dollar appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/03/202214 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA2005 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need a .com for my website?

Is a  dot-com better than a dot-co or dot-anything else? The right .com domain name — as in the one that best matches your brand name — can be hard to come by. But with so many other options, what’s the big deal about .coms anyway? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with […] The post MBA2005 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need a .com for my website? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/03/202213 minutes 8 seconds
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MBA2004 How To Use Twitter to Build a Better Product

When entrepreneurs think of Twitter, they usually think of marketing.But they should also think about product development. Why? Because people love to complain, especially on social media.  And when they complain about certain challenges — and certain products — you get free insight into how your business can solve the problems no one else is […] The post MBA2004 How To Use Twitter to Build a Better Product appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/03/202214 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA2003 Must Read: Your Next Five Moves by Patrick Bet-David

Maybe you haven’t started your business yet. Maybe it’s brand-new. Maybe it’s established and producing results. Whatever the case, the question is the same: what’s your next move? For an answer (well, 5 answers actually), we turn to Patrick Bet-David’s Your Next Five Moves, an eye-opening business strategy book that takes a unique approach to […] The post MBA2003 Must Read: Your Next Five Moves by Patrick Bet-David appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/03/202213 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA2002 How To Greatly Improve Your Chances of Success + Free Ride Friday

Everything starts in your mind. Have you ever heard advice that sounds generally true, but too broad, obvious, or simple to actually take action on? Does the above seem like that kind of advice? Often, the problem isn’t with the advice. It’s that we’re not really putting it into practice. Today, Omar shares what might […] The post MBA2002 How To Greatly Improve Your Chances of Success + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/03/202216 minutes 43 seconds
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MBA2001 How We Launched Our Online Community

A company with a great product has every chance of success. But a company with a great community has even more potential. Recently, we launched a new online space for users of our online teaching and marketing platform, WebinarNinja. We wanted to bring our incredible collection of teachers, coaches, marketers and more together to network, […] The post MBA2001 How We Launched Our Online Community appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/03/202217 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA2000 What I Learned After 2,000 Podcast Episodes

Somehow, this is our 2000th episode! But like every podcaster ever, we started with nothing. No content, no listeners, and no guarantee that our show would catch on. So how’d we pull it off? Today, Omar shares the most important lessons from 8 years in front of the mic! The truth is, we didn’t always […] The post MBA2000 What I Learned After 2,000 Podcast Episodes appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/03/202220 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA1999 Why Content Products Are So Easy to Sell

Dreaming of entrepreneurship, but not sure what kind of business to get into? That’s an easy one: start by producing and selling content.  Today, Omar explains why the content model is the best way to get your entrepreneurial career off the ground. No supply costs, no previous experience necessary…no-brainer! All you need to get started […] The post MBA1999 Why Content Products Are So Easy to Sell appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/03/202213 minutes
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MBA1998 Guest Teacher – Paul Orlando – How to Understand Lifetime Value (LTV) and Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC)

What’s a customer worth — exactly? Literally! Each customer is worth a specific dollar amount to your business, over the entire time they pay for your products or services. And of course, each customer costs your business a specific dollar amount to acquire. In other words, your overall success is the difference between your customers’ […] The post MBA1998 Guest Teacher – Paul Orlando – How to Understand Lifetime Value (LTV) and Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/03/202218 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA1997 My Checklist for Hosting a Webinar + Free Ride Friday

Nervous about your next (or first) webinar? Don’t be! Can things go wrong? Yes. Lots of things! But not if you prevent them. The key is to get all those worst-case-scenarios out of your head and into an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).  Then, you can just execute. Today, we share a simple (and downloadable) checklist […] The post MBA1997 My Checklist for Hosting a Webinar + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/03/202215 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA1996 How Long Does It Take To Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Almost no one “makes it” overnight.  If you’re a rational, pragmatic aspiring entrepreneur, one of your first questions is also one of the most common (and important): when can I expect success? In a world without crystal balls, there’s no 1,000% answer. But there are rational timelines, and effective ways to map them out. Good […] The post MBA1996 How Long Does It Take To Be a Successful Entrepreneur? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/03/202217 minutes 22 seconds
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MBA1995 Q&A Wednesday: How do I make my offer appealing without discounts?

If cutting prices is your go-to sales move, you’re in for trouble. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got an online coach and course creator who wants to boost sales, but doesn’t want to devalue the product. And we couldn’t agree more!  Discounting is a strategy of last resort. It has a rapidly approaching point of […] The post MBA1995 Q&A Wednesday: How do I make my offer appealing without discounts? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/03/202214 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA1994 How to Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Not every crisis is avoidable. But almost all have a silver lining. Today, we reorient your perspective on crises from “avoid and survive” to “expect and take advantage of.” That’s not to say you should look for trouble, or neglect the rational measures every business takes to prevent problems. But at some point, you’re almost […] The post MBA1994 How to Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/03/202214 minutes 6 seconds
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MBA1993 Guest Teacher – Kayla Kozan – How to Take Care of Your Employees’ Wellness as a Busy Entrepreneur

Yes — your team’s wellness is your responsibility. As a business leader, you have to take an active role in ensuring that your team is positioned to do their best work. That means taking steps to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  If you don’t, employees and their work will suffer. It’s a simple equation: […] The post MBA1993 Guest Teacher – Kayla Kozan – How to Take Care of Your Employees’ Wellness as a Busy Entrepreneur appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/02/202219 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA1992 How To Know You Are Getting Better + Free Ride Friday

Long-term goals can be tough to track.  Whatever you’re trying to achieve in life or business, the bigger goals have to be broken down — and progress towards them made visible. Or in other words, measurable. Today, Omar shares one way to see if your needles are actually moving. You’ve heard of the technique before […] The post MBA1992 How To Know You Are Getting Better + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/02/202214 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA1991 What Makes a Great Super Bowl Ad?

What can you learn from Superbowl ads? Companies spend absurd amounts of money, literally millions for less than a minute of airtime — which means they want the absolute best ROI per second.  Therefore, Superbowl ads are the prime example of how to get the most out of even the tiniest moments of consumers’ attention. […] The post MBA1991 What Makes a Great Super Bowl Ad? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/02/202213 minutes 1 second
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MBA1990 Q&A Wednesday: How best can I monetize my blog?

It’s a great feeling: earning real traffic on the strength of your content. Now, it’s time to cash in. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener figure out how to leverage their hard-earned blog following to generate some well-deserved income. After writing extensively about tech products without taking a dime, they’ve finally got enough […] The post MBA1990 Q&A Wednesday: How best can I monetize my blog? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/02/202214 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA1989 How Your Job Can Help You Grow Your Business

Don’t think of your day job as an obstacle to starting your own business. Think of it as a stepping stone. Depending on the specifics, you can use your 9-to-5 to gain exactly the experience you’ll need as an entrepreneur. Today, Omar shares how his experience as a longtime teacher was valuable preparation for full-time […] The post MBA1989 How Your Job Can Help You Grow Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/02/202215 minutes 40 seconds
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MBA1988 Extended Interview: Ramit Sethi – Navigating Money & Relationships

We study the psychology of finance. We study the psychology of relationships? But why don’t we study the psychology of both? One of the best thought leaders in personal finance joins us again for another extended interview: Ramit Sethi, author of the best-selling I Will Teach You to Be Rich and founder of the finance-education […] The post MBA1988 Extended Interview: Ramit Sethi – Navigating Money & Relationships appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/02/20221 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA1987 Best Business Models for Solopreneurs + Free Ride Friday

Ready to rock on your own? If you want the freedom of entrepreneurship, but don’t see yourself running a team — for now —  there are lots of ways to generate income all by your lonesome. Today, we discuss which business models work best for the solopreneur, and help you decide which path is suited […] The post MBA1987 Best Business Models for Solopreneurs + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/02/202216 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA1986 How To Break Through a Revenue Plateau

Are you bringing in the same amount of money as last year? …and the year before that? If you’re spinning your wheels on revenue, it’s time to try something new. But what? Today, we explain how breaking out of a revenue rut is less complicated than you might think. It doesn’t take sophisticated marketing or […] The post MBA1986 How To Break Through a Revenue Plateau appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/02/202215 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA1985 Q&A Wednesday: How do I connect with more positive people?

One of our favorite insights comes from Jim Rohn, who said that everyone is the average of the 5 people they spend the most time with. That’s perhaps even more true for entrepreneurs. Starting your own business takes a certain kind of personality. It’s a very different approach to life, one that works best if […] The post MBA1985 Q&A Wednesday: How do I connect with more positive people? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/02/202215 minutes
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MBA1984 The Fire Yourself Experiment

It’s time for you to let you go. Seriously — there’s incredible value in learning how to step back from your own business.  Why? Maybe you’ll want to sell one day. Maybe you’ll want a less hands-on role. Maybe you’ll take a month (or 6) off!  …or maybe, you’ll want to make your income 100% […] The post MBA1984 The Fire Yourself Experiment appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/02/202214 minutes 35 seconds
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MBA1983 Must Read: The Richest Man in Babylon By George S. Clason

Can fiction offer practical business advice? It sure can. That’s what Omar discovered when he (finally) read George S. Clason’s The Richest Man in Babylon, a tale set thousands of years ago with made-up characters sharing lessons about life, business, and wealth. This powerful book offers 7 principles, or “cures” to poverty, that are just […] The post MBA1983 Must Read: The Richest Man in Babylon By George S. Clason appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/02/202220 minutes 29 seconds
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MBA1982 The Most Reliable Way To Become Wealthy + Free Ride Friday

More research and preparation went into this episode than any we’ve done before. It’s that important. Break out the notepad, and get ready to learn what is inarguably, logically the single best way to become wealthy. It’s not about inventing a magic product, or manipulating the system in some way.  It’s about a slow, steady, […] The post MBA1982 The Most Reliable Way To Become Wealthy + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/02/202214 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA1981 Personal Finance Tips For Business Owners

Personal finance is different for entrepreneurs. For the conventionally employed, so many expenses and lifestyle choices are dictated by the job. But for independent business owners, the equation is much more flexible. Unfortunately, not every entrepreneur takes advantage of that fact. Today, Omar offers advice from his own experience on how to do better financially […] The post MBA1981 Personal Finance Tips For Business Owners appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/02/202213 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA1980 Q&A Wednesday: I got offered a promotion a month before I was going to start my business. What should I do?

It’s a great problem to have: being forced to choose between good, steady pay and the opportunity to start your own business. …but it’s a problem nonetheless. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is in a big ol’ success pickle! They put over a year into building their own business on the side, […] The post MBA1980 Q&A Wednesday: I got offered a promotion a month before I was going to start my business. What should I do? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/02/202218 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA1979 How to Be in the Software Business Without a Software

There’s money to be made in the software game — even if you couldn’t code your way out of a wet paper bag. Entrepreneurs looking to make online income (even the “passive” kind, insofar as that exists) can’t do better than SaaS products. There’s no inventory, no shipping, and lots of recurring revenue month after […] The post MBA1979 How to Be in the Software Business Without a Software appeared first on The $100 MBA.
08/02/202213 minutes 58 seconds
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MBA1978 Must Read: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Whatever you’re worried about, it’s probably not that big of a deal. That can be hard to hear. It can be hard to acknowledge. But it’s also very, very true. Today, we review a classic: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. Omar first read this book 17 years ago, well before he became […] The post MBA1978 Must Read: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/02/202213 minutes 28 seconds
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MBA1977 Are You The Bottleneck in Your Business? + Free Ride Friday

Are you holding your business back? It’s a classic problem for solopreneurs and small businesses. The founder is used to personally taking care of everything; but when the business gains traction, there are more decisions than anyone can handle alone.  As a result, the work backs up behind one person, whose inability to let other […] The post MBA1977 Are You The Bottleneck in Your Business? + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/02/202215 minutes 12 seconds
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MBA1976 Should You Have an Online Community for Your Customers?

The online community: is it just a gimmick, or an important part of a modern business approach? Whether it’s a Facebook group, a Slack channel, Discord, or something else, giving your customers a place to hang out together can have its advantages.  But of course, someone has to devote the time and effort necessary to […] The post MBA1976 Should You Have an Online Community for Your Customers? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/02/202212 minutes 50 seconds
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MBA1975 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to reply to all my comments on social and YouTube?

Engagement is crucial. But how much engagement can you handle? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a problem that most creators would be happy to have. Their social feeds and YouTube channel are brimming with comments! The problem: do all these comments need replies? You have to engage, but it’s impossible to […] The post MBA1975 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to reply to all my comments on social and YouTube? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
02/02/202213 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA1974 How to Keep Your Valuable Employees

The ‘Great Resignation’ set a lot of talent loose. The options for all kinds of workers are better than ever, and opportunities for better employment abound. So why should your team stick with you? It’s a question every business owner should ask, especially now. Today, we share how we maintain a solid relationship with all […] The post MBA1974 How to Keep Your Valuable Employees appeared first on The $100 MBA.
01/02/202212 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA1973 Guest Teacher – Kerrie Otto de Grancy & Marie Louise – How to Evolve Yourself Consciously to Evolve Your Business

If you’re not well, your business can’t be.  There’s nothing woo-woo about it. Keeping your mind, body, and energy in good shape is key to making the best decisions, being productive, and making entrepreneurship a healthy pursuit.  But of course, that’s easier said than done for busy founders.  Kerrie Otto de Grancy & Marie Louise […] The post MBA1973 Guest Teacher – Kerrie Otto de Grancy & Marie Louise – How to Evolve Yourself Consciously to Evolve Your Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/01/202228 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA1972 Should You Offer Your Product in an App Store + Free Ride Friday

So you created an app. But can you sell it totally on your own, or should you make it available on the most popular marketplaces: the App store, Play store, etc?  What do you have to gain? What do you have to lose?  Today, we run a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for independent […] The post MBA1972 Should You Offer Your Product in an App Store + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/01/202213 minutes 56 seconds
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MBA1971 How To Ensure You Become a Better Business Owner in 2022

If you’re not growing, you’re dying. That’s just as true for a business founder as it is for the business itself. If you’re not improving your ability to run a business, your business can stagnate. In other words, you can never stop upping your game. But how do you go about that? What can you […] The post MBA1971 How To Ensure You Become a Better Business Owner in 2022 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/01/202217 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA1970 Q&A Wednesday: How do I handle health insurance for my global remote team?

Some countries cover their citizens’ healthcare needs. Some cover a portion. In others, employers are the only real source of coverage. So if you’re hiring globally, what the heck kind of health plan do you even offer? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is building a borderless distributed team. How can they possibly […] The post MBA1970 Q&A Wednesday: How do I handle health insurance for my global remote team? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
26/01/202214 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA1969 Do You Need To Hire A Full Time Website Manager?

As we like to say, your website is your biz. Even if you have a physical store or office, your site can make or break your whole operation.  But of course, every website needs regular maintenance, updates, and protection from cyber-threats in order to run properly. Is that the kind of thing you can do […] The post MBA1969 Do You Need To Hire A Full Time Website Manager? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
25/01/202215 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA1968 Guest Teacher – Jessica Norwood – How to overcome adversity as an entrepreneur

It’s been quite a year for adversity. From a global pandemic and its effects on hiring and supply chains, to a drastic reckoning with structural inequality, times got tough. But as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, navigating adversity is the one skill that everyone in every business needs. So how can you dig deep […] The post MBA1968 Guest Teacher – Jessica Norwood – How to overcome adversity as an entrepreneur appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/01/202219 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA1967 How to Increase Profits With Lower Prices + Free Ride Friday

Let’s be clear: we almost never recommend lower prices. In fact, we spend lots of time on this podcast encouraging people to charge more. Often, raising prices is the best way to boost overall revenue.  Often, but not always. Today, we explain how lower prices can be a powerful tool — when applied correctly. There […] The post MBA1967 How to Increase Profits With Lower Prices + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/01/202213 minutes 3 seconds
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MBA1966 Does Having an Office Space Make Sense in 2022?

So..are we ever going back to work?  More importantly, should we? Not ‘work’ as in doing work, of course. We mean going back to the physical, brick & mortar office space that used to be a requirement for any business, big or small. The key phrase is “used to be.” Office space is expensive, especially […] The post MBA1966 Does Having an Office Space Make Sense in 2022? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/01/202213 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA1965 Q&A Wednesday: How do I fire my brother?

Well this is awkward. However, it’s not that uncommon. Hiring family members who just don’t work out is a thing that happens. In fact, it even happened to Omar!  It’s Q&A Wednesday, and it also happened to one of our listeners. Six months into a new position, and one business founder’s brother just isn’t up […] The post MBA1965 Q&A Wednesday: How do I fire my brother? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
19/01/202215 minutes 53 seconds
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MBA1964 Top 5 Website Mistakes

What’s the difference between a website that works, and one that doesn’t? When we say ‘works,’ we mean the site’s ability to reach an audience, generate leads and sales, and represent your brand. In our experience, most ineffective sites are suffering from one or more of 5 specific mistakes. These common no-no’s are like cinderblocks […] The post MBA1964 Top 5 Website Mistakes appeared first on The $100 MBA.
18/01/202217 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA1963 Guest Teacher – Joe DiChiara – How to set up and manage a business’ finances

We’re not all great with numbers. And we don’t all know the rules. If you’re thinking of starting a business, but not sure how to do the whole financial management thing, you’re not alone.  That’s why we brought an expert in for advice. Joe DiChiara is a rare combination: successful independent entrepreneur and CPA (Certified […] The post MBA1963 Guest Teacher – Joe DiChiara – How to set up and manage a business’ finances appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/01/202221 minutes 31 seconds
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MBA1962 When & How to Hire for Marketing + Free Ride Friday

Get started marketing! Too many new entrepreneurs skip this part, or make it a low priority. While it’s natural to focus on developing your product, marketing is where you can get an incredible return on every cent you invest. In other words, marketing is just as important to building your business as the product is!  […] The post MBA1962 When & How to Hire for Marketing + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/01/202217 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA1961 The Hardest Part of Business

Can you handle business? If you’re thinking about starting one, you might wonder what pitfalls or obstacles are the toughest.  Entrepreneurship is challenging in a thousand different ways, but which way is…the scariest? Today, we narrow it down to one. There’s one thing about business that will hurt the most, take the most out of […] The post MBA1961 The Hardest Part of Business appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/01/202217 minutes 14 seconds
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MBA1960 Q&A Wednesday: My first 3 businesses failed. Is business right for me?

Fact: entrepreneurship is not for everyone. The truth is that not everyone is right for independent business. Some people thrive more, contribute more, and live more happily by working a conventional job.  But how do you know which category you fall into? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with several business failures under […] The post MBA1960 Q&A Wednesday: My first 3 businesses failed. Is business right for me? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
12/01/202214 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA1959 Why You and Your Team Need Pressure

We’ve all heard sayings about the value of pressure.  Pressure drives us; it “creates diamonds,” or so we’re told. But is it true?  Yes! Today, we explain why you should seek pressure — because otherwise, you won’t know what your team is really capable of.  A simple fact of human nature is that we respond […] The post MBA1959 Why You and Your Team Need Pressure appeared first on The $100 MBA.
11/01/202213 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA1958 Must Read: The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library by Jim Rohn

Get ready for a (seriously) life-changing book. The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library is a collection of lectures and lessons from the one and only — you guessed it — Jim Rohn. The O.G. of self-help and personal development, Rohn taught and inspired countless individuals to be their best selves. Now, the best of his life’s […] The post MBA1958 Must Read: The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library by Jim Rohn appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/01/202212 minutes 52 seconds
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MBA1957 Why 2022 Is The Year To Hire Great Talent + Free Ride Friday

Everybody quit. So where will they work now? The ‘Great Resignation’ is real — countless professionals left unfulfilling jobs in 2021. Startups and other small companies are uniquely positioned to benefit from this once-in-generation trend. Today, we explain how. With so much talent on the table, there’s never been a better time to recruit. You […] The post MBA1957 Why 2022 Is The Year To Hire Great Talent + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
07/01/202217 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA1956 3 Email Campaigns to Boost Your Sales

How ‘bout a sales boost to kick off the year? It’s the perfect time to warm up your list, nurture leads, and get a first-quarter sales bump! Today, we share 3 email campaigns that can do all that and more. No matter what you’re selling, these 3 campaign types can do the trick. All you […] The post MBA1956 3 Email Campaigns to Boost Your Sales appeared first on The $100 MBA.
06/01/202219 minutes 5 seconds
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MBA1955 Q&A Wednesday: I’m terrified of public speaking. How can I get better?

Public speaking is impossible to avoid. That’s just as true for introverts as everyone else. But if speaking doesn’t come naturally, you don’t have a disadvantage. You simply have an obstacle to overcome! Today, we show you how. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a side-hustling listener with a pretty significant problem: public speaking terrifies […] The post MBA1955 Q&A Wednesday: I’m terrified of public speaking. How can I get better? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
05/01/202222 minutes 17 seconds
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MBA1954 How to Plan & Execute Your Q1 Goals

How you start the year is a huge factor in how you’ll end it. 2022 is here, and you want to give your business the best chance of success. In our experience, that means hitting the first quarter hard.  By putting some extra oomph in up front, you can generate the kind of momentum that’ll […] The post MBA1954 How to Plan & Execute Your Q1 Goals appeared first on The $100 MBA.
04/01/202216 minutes 55 seconds
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MBA1953 Guest Teacher – Akbar Sheikh – How To Build a 7-Figure Online Business with Giving

The more you give, the more you’ll get. That’s the core philosophy of Akbar Sheikh, a wildly successful entrepreneur in the coaching space. He’s here to rewire your approach to success with a system that turns generosity into growth. Get your notepad ready! With Akbar’s 7-step system, you can take what’s uniquely valuable about you, […] The post MBA1953 Guest Teacher – Akbar Sheikh – How To Build a 7-Figure Online Business with Giving appeared first on The $100 MBA.
03/01/202221 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA1952 How to Sell Your Online Course in 2022 + Free Ride Friday

You have something to teach. So how do you find your students? Online courses are the most valuable informational products you can sell. But if you’re not getting the traffic or conversions you need to fill the “classroom,” all the knowledge and experience in the world won’t make your business profitable. Today, we show you […] The post MBA1952 How to Sell Your Online Course in 2022 + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
31/12/202121 minutes 34 seconds
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MBA1951 How Much Should You Spend on Paid Marketing?

Paid ads can suck the money out of your business, quickly. But you should still use them. Today, we discuss how to walk the tightrope between spending too much and spending too little on paid marketing and advertising campaigns. The fact is, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can quickly run out of […] The post MBA1951 How Much Should You Spend on Paid Marketing? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
30/12/202115 minutes 51 seconds
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MBA1950 Q&A Wednesday: Should I first try to win over a small part of a small market?

When you niche down, how far down should you go? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is about to open up a new e-commerce store. But first, we need to determine just how specific the target market is. There are advantages and disadvantages to extreme niching. But when it’s done right, you won’t […] The post MBA1950 Q&A Wednesday: Should I first try to win over a small part of a small market? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
29/12/202112 minutes 7 seconds
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MBA1949 Will Free Content Still Work in 2022?

Is Content still King? Nothing works forever. So how’s the whole “content marketing” model holding up? In the earlier 2000’s, it was the beginning of a new era in marketing. Has anything changed? If so, what? It’s time to update our outlook. Today, we discuss what trends are changing content marketing — specifically, what types […] The post MBA1949 Will Free Content Still Work in 2022? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
28/12/202115 minutes 32 seconds
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MBA1948 Guest Teacher – Jason Byer – How To Attract More Customers with a Strong Brand

Welcome to Branding 101. A strong brand is the foundation of all your marketing efforts. But what is a “brand” anyway? Spoiler alert: it’s more than a logo. Today, marketing consultant Jason Byer explains the concept of branding, and why it’s much more powerful than you might think. The sheer psychological impact of a carefully […] The post MBA1948 Guest Teacher – Jason Byer – How To Attract More Customers with a Strong Brand appeared first on The $100 MBA.
27/12/202119 minutes 30 seconds
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MBA1947 When to Secure Funding for Your Business + Free Ride Friday

Rule #1: your idea alone won’t get you funding. Whether you’re looking for an angel investor, a bank loan, or a favor from a wealthy uncle, getting outside funding takes strategy.  In particular, the timing of your pitch matters almost as much as the content.  When you ask for money is just as important as […] The post MBA1947 When to Secure Funding for Your Business + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
24/12/202115 minutes 33 seconds
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MBA1946 The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned In 2021

…and you thought 2020 was weird. It’s the end of the year, and it’s time for our annual round-up of the most important lessons learned during this particular trip around the sun. 2021 brought new challenges — some of them pretty tough. But every challenge comes with a prize: the wisdom you earn by navigating […] The post MBA1946 The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned In 2021 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
23/12/202120 minutes 15 seconds
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MBA1945 Q&A Wednesday: How do I stop myself from working 24/7

It’s a classic founder’s problem: the belief that more work is always better.  It’s not. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who just can’t turn themselves off. In fact, they work so hard for so long that they often fall ill, and only get real rest when disease forces them to. It’s clear […] The post MBA1945 Q&A Wednesday: How do I stop myself from working 24/7 appeared first on The $100 MBA.
22/12/202120 minutes 54 seconds
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MBA1944 How To Make Real Connections at Live Events

In business, connections are everything. That means — now that it’s possible again — making sure to get out to those conferences, meetups, and other networking events.  But how do you make sure they’re worth it? You spend time and money getting to in-person events, and you need to leave with an ROI. It’s not […] The post MBA1944 How To Make Real Connections at Live Events appeared first on The $100 MBA.
21/12/202115 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA1943 Guest Teacher – Mikil Taylor – How to Support a First-Time Manager

You need your managers. But they need you too. That’s especially true for a first-timer. As your company grows, it’s perfectly natural to promote employees from within, rather than seek more experienced outsiders. But you have to make sure your newly-minted manager has the guidance they need to succeed. Today, an expert stops by to […] The post MBA1943 Guest Teacher – Mikil Taylor – How to Support a First-Time Manager appeared first on The $100 MBA.
20/12/202118 minutes 49 seconds
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MBA1942 What to Ask in an Interview To Find The Best Hires + Free Ride Friday

You don’t just want the right skills. You want the right people.  In fact, the latter might be even more important than the former. But how can you tell who someone really is from one or two interviews? How can you get an accurate sense of their reliability, creativity, and ability to problem-solve? Today, we […] The post MBA1942 What to Ask in an Interview To Find The Best Hires + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
17/12/202118 minutes 4 seconds
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MBA1941 Are You Spending Enough Time on Making Revenue?

Profit: it’s the only way a small business can survive. One of the reasons so many new businesses don’t survive is because new entrepreneurs don’t focus on it enough. Sounds weird, right? Making money should be an obvious priority. But it might be too obvious — so obvious we forget all about it. In this […] The post MBA1941 Are You Spending Enough Time on Making Revenue? appeared first on The $100 MBA.
16/12/202115 minutes 2 seconds
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MBA1940 Q&A Wednesday: How to Approach Partnerships With No Evidence of Success

When you have no reputation, why should anyone trust you? It’s the age-old challenge for a brand-new business. And it’s especially problematic for one of our listeners.  It’s Q&A Wednesday, and this listener has a business that depends heavily on partnerships with other companies. Unfortunately, this fledgling business has no track record they can use […] The post MBA1940 Q&A Wednesday: How to Approach Partnerships With No Evidence of Success appeared first on The $100 MBA.
15/12/202117 minutes 44 seconds
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MBA1939 The Cost of Updating Our Branding & Logo

Ready to freshen up your company’s look? We just did. Today, we share the process of overhauling our marketing design, from the logo to our color scheme and everything else.  Our software company went years without any significant tweaks to the branding. With big changes to the product on the horizon, we decided it was […] The post MBA1939 The Cost of Updating Our Branding & Logo appeared first on The $100 MBA.
14/12/202111 minutes 18 seconds
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MBA1938 Must Read: Demand-Side Sales 101 by Bob Moesta

We’ve all heard about the “buyer’s journey.” But what does it really look like? Every once in a while, you read something that sticks with you. That’s the case with Bob Moesta’s Demand-Side Sales 101, one of the most mind-opening books we’ve seen in a while. This book completely realigned our concept of selling.  It’s […] The post MBA1938 Must Read: Demand-Side Sales 101 by Bob Moesta appeared first on The $100 MBA.
13/12/202116 minutes 11 seconds
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MBA1937 How to Spend More Time On What Matters + Free Ride Friday

You want to make money. But you can’t make time. If you’re not careful, the million little things that come with running a business can suck your hours, days, and weeks away — a few minutes at a time.  We often feel comfortable getting sucked into day-to-day work that takes up time, but doesn’t necessarily […] The post MBA1937 How to Spend More Time On What Matters + Free Ride Friday appeared first on The $100 MBA.
10/12/202115 minutes 59 seconds
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MBA1936 Why We Raised Prices

Have you raised prices lately? We just did, and it was no easy decision. We revamped all plans and upped the prices for our webinar software, WebinarNinja. It was scary. It was anxious. It involved months of thorough research and consultation.  …and we should’ve done it a long time ago. Today, we explain exactly what […] The post MBA1936 Why We Raised Prices appeared first on The $100 MBA.
09/12/202116 minutes 20 seconds
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MBA1935 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know if my idea will work?

It’s the first, biggest question every aspiring entrepreneur asks: “Will this work?” No one has a crystal ball, and no one can say with 100% certainty whether a new business will succeed or fail.  But there are ways to get an accurate sense of whether your idea has a reasonable chance of success.  It’s Q&A […] The post MBA1935 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know if my idea will work? appeared first on The $100 MBA.