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What's a great idea that you've heard about recently? Anything been blowing your mind lately? Jill and Brad dish all about WBEZ's podcast sensation, Serial, and how it's been such a success from a marketing perspective. They're pretty stoked that a lot more people are listening to podcasts and they recognize that you are way beyond the curve -- you're listening to this one! They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Get Attention For Your Great Idea and they welcome Buzzy inventor and Shark Tank star's Amy Baxter to the show. Listen in! »

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Do you know anything about LinkedIn? Jill doesn't either. She and Brad discuss how sad her life is because she barely knows how to use it and needs a lot of help to understand why on earth she should be linking up with other people. In this magical episode, Brad talks to Jill -- and the rest of us -- about his tip top tips for taking advantage of the social media outlet for your biz in his Top 5 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Grow Your Business. And they welcome business coach Michelle Humphrey to the show to introduce her to...wait for it...Twitter! Listen in! » 

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When you started your business, did people give you “helpful advice” that were a pack of lies? Did you hear all kinds of tales you believed that turned out to be quite the opposite of what you thought? Slightly misguided at times? Jill and Brad have had that happen to them, oh, 420,593,066 times. They talk about what they heard, what they assumed and what’s really happened in their businesses. They also talk about the Top 5 Small Business Truths in this episode and they welcome Decision Point’s Johanna Roach to the show and IT’S TEAM PETE AGAIN! YEAH!! Listen in! »

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Do you think that feelings have a place in business? How do you feel about that? It’s the eternal debate — business is about making money and it’s a place devoid of all emotion…unless you’re aware that it’s a bit hard to separate emotion from your business when people have to work with other people. Brad brings up the fact that he’s given up a lot of himself to his clients and his business, and Jill dishes further on whether paying attention to your feelings is make-or-break for growing your company. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Use Feelings In Business in this episode and they welcome The Take app’s Ty Cooper to the show. Listen in! »

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What are your go-to interview questions for folks you hire? Whether they’re employees, freelancers or interns, do you ask the tough questions? Because Jill does not. And Brad thinks that this is a huge problem. Jill thinks lengthy interviews are a waste of time, Brad thinks they are imperative to running a better business. Who wins? Tune in to find out. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Hire The People You Need To Succeed in this episode and they welcome former TV host, business and success coach Monique Caradine to the show. Listen in! »

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What would make you more successful but you’re busy resisting or rejecting them? Do you need to get better at accounting? Perhaps you need to slow down how you do what you do - or speed it up? Hire slower or fire faster? Exercise more? Jill and Brad banter about the things they need to change but have a hard time changing, and you know that at least 2 of the things they mention are probably things you need to change, too. They also talk about the Top 5 Things Successful People Do That You Don't in this episode and they welcome Profit Hacking’s Steve Daar to the show. AND TEAM PETE RETURNS! Get pumped. Listen in! »

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Have you ever done something that you thought would be a safe move but turned out to be very risky? Brad shares what he’s done (spoiler alert: Launching his very own business!) and how he coped with what happened. Jill talks about her experience kloofing and why she would never kloof again. Your co-hosts discuss the Top 5 Ways To Evaluate Risk in this episode and they welcome The Barre Code's' Ali Haynes to the show. Jill even introduces a new tool for your biz! Listen in! »

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Did you ever get caught up in a fad? Say, slap bracelets or Chia Pets or, um, Facebook perhaps? Jill and Brad talk about the Tom Cruise Fan Club, mullets and why they hope that Foursquare is nothing but a fad in the social media universe. They also talk about the Top 5 Things We Are Not Going To Do This Year in this episode and they welcome She Swank | Too’s Lakesha Cole to the show. Stay tuned for Jill’s latest and greatest tool, too! Listen in! »

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Did you ever get caught up in a fad? Say, slap bracelets or Chia Pets or, um, Facebook perhaps? Jill and Brad talk about the Tom Cruise Fan Club, mullets and why they hope that Foursquare is nothing but a fad in the social media universe. They also talk about the Top 5 Things We Are Not Going To Do This Year in this episode and they welcome She Swank | Too’s Lakesha Cole to the show. Stay tuned for Jill’s latest and greatest tool, too! Listen in! »

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