Breaking Down Your Business | Small Business | Business Owners | Entrepreneurship | Leadership
Slow Your Roll | Top 5 Reasons NOT to grow your business  w/ Thomas Smyth | Ep. 142

Do you know any small businesses that flame out? You know the ones. They look like they're doing an amazing job, they make you jealous of their successes, they even convince investors to write big checks for them because they are just so incredible. And then they die. You may have heard about plenty of these companies, but you don't often hear about what actually happened and why they went bust. Jill & Brad discuss the rumors they've heard and the different reasons that this happens to even the best of 'em. They also talk about the Top 5 Reasons Not To Grow A Business in this episode and they welcome CEO Thomas Smyth to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Thomas Smyth is the founder of Trim, a service that finds your subscriptions and cancels the ones you don't want. Find him on LinkedIn.

Tool:

  • Homemade :: The app connects hungry customers to delicious homemade, locally cooked food. Ever miss the flavors of home? The dishes grandma used to make? Find them on Homemade! And then call in and tell us about your experience, please.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_142.mp3
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Gettin' On The 'Gram | Top 5 Ways To Use Instagram For Business | Ep. 141 w/ Jivko Bojinov | Small Business | Entrepreneur | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

Do we need another social network to be active on? Don't we have enough to work on? It's complicated. If you're just getting going on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest or Flickr or Tumblr or Youtube or Ello or Peach (see?) there always seems to be a new outlet popping up and you have to catch up. Is it all important? Are some important? Is it ok to focus on just one social media site? Jill and Brad talk about the myriad sites that are out there and discuss whether keeping up is a smart option for entrepreneurs. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Use Instagram For Business in this episode and they welcome entrepreneur and CEO Jivko Bojinov to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Jivko Bojinov is the co-founder of ShipBob, a company that helps you pack and ship the stuff you sell. Find him on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
  • Brad recently read about "How Solitude Can Change Your Brain in Profound Ways" which stirred him up enough to share with Jill all the ways it affirms that it can change your brain, make you more creative, and strengthen relationships. Do you take time out from your business to explore this solitude idea? Tell us!
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_141.mp3
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What’s In This Episode:

Do you write your goals down? Do you tell people what you plan to do so they hold you accountable? Jill writes them down all over the place (sticky notes, anyone?) and works really hard at remembering to read them. Brad creates fewer goals than Jill does, and he seemingly remembers to both look at them and act on them. If you're the type who needs to come up with more goals to help you get down to business, or you are the desperate-for-an-accountability-buddy type, or you just need to keep that persistence going that will help you accomplish everything, tune in to hear how Jill and Brad find ways not to get lost or distracted as they get things done. They also talk about the Top 5 Things You Need To Focus On To Achieve Your Goals in this episode and they . Listen in! »

Rant:

  • Jill takes issue with people who know everything. You know the type, right? When someone asks you for help or advice and then they give you the good 'ol "Yeah, I knew that" response, IT SETS JILL OFF. Listen in to find out just how much it does, and why, and how you should never ever do this, either.

Shout-Out:

  • Marcy Capron and the great people of Polymathic left a fantastic comment about how much they enjoy the podcast. So many thanks!
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_140.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Ask for it! | Top 5 Reasons You Need Help NOW! | Ep. 139 | Small Business | Entrepreneur | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

Do you like getting help? Is reaching out to other people for help easy enough or challenging for you? Brad and Jill talk about when they've asked folks to pitch in with their opinions, and how long it took them to actually get to the place where they were comfortable reaching out. From Weight Watchers to laptop screens to coach addicts, they wind their way to sharing their Top 5 Reasons You Need Help NOW! in this episode. Brad also shares a tool for screen fanatics. 

Tool:

  • Duet :: It's the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_139.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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