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Top 5 Pitch Secrets w/ Janet Kraus

What’s In This Episode:

Have you ever received a great pitch? If you're nodding your head while reading this, what planet are you living on? Brad and Jill would like to meet you there. The co-hosts talk about why they're not getting great pitches, how people who write requests (of any kind) could do a whole lot better, and as per usual, there's as much shouting as there is complaining. Wanna avoid sending terrible pitches? Tune in to find out their Top 5 Pitch Secrets in this episode and hear all about the radical shift happening in the lingerie industry from guest and Peach CEO, Janet Kraus. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Janet Kraus is the co-founder and CEO of Peach where she's inspiring women to feel beYOUtiful every day with a fresh approach to lingerie & basics. Find her on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Rant:

  • Brad tells a true story about a week in the life of his clients and wants you to know that STUFF HAPPENS. Read no more: You gotta tune in for this one.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_Ep_164.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Secrets To Making Progress On Your Goals (Even In The Summer) w/ Jason Blumer

What’s In This Episode:

Is summer a slower time in your business? If so, do you give in or fight the slow summer crawl like crazy? Every year, Jill pretends that she's gonna get through alllllll the work that she needs to catch up on and never does. Brad doesn't experience quiet until August but he's learned to stop fighting the fight and shut his technology off. Just hearing the co-hosts discuss how they work during the summer might just be enough to inspire you to think about how you can do it differently, too. So, in this episode they share their Top 5 Secrets To Making Progress On Your Goals (Even In The Summer) and they welcome marketing accountant Jason Blumer to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

Rant:

  • Will, a loyal listener and an engineer, emailed Jill & Brad about the fact that he needs to follow "best practices." Neither Brad nor Jill got very far into Will's email before they went OFF THE RAILS about said "best practices"...tune in to hear the glorious rant. (And thanks for the rant fodder, Will!)
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_163.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Things Everyone Else Is Doing Right And You Are Doing Wrong w/ Cody Lister

What’s In This Episode:

What's everyone else doing right that you're doing wrong? Do you think you might know? Do you feel like success is easy for everybody but you? Brad and Jill know that all the other business owners look like they're having an easier time than they are. And we've all seen it before: That Facebook post, or that press coverage, or that LinkedIn announcement that reveals the success of a colleague. You want to be happy for them. You know just how hard they've worked. And yet, you question yourself. What am I not doing right that they're doing right? Why are they getting the accolades that I deserve, too? In an effort to sort this out, the co-hosts talk about the Top 5 Things Everyone Else Is Doing Right And You Are Doing Wrong in this episode and they welcome content marketing expert Cody Lister to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Cody Lister is the founder of MarketDoc where he helps marketers, business owners, solopreneurs and bloggers get more customers from smarter content marketing with no-frills, step-by-step content marketing and content promotion strategies. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Sponsor:

  • Sage Summit 2016 – Join the world’s largest gathering of small and medium businesses in Chicago at McCormick Place on July 25-28 where business gets personal with celebrated speakers, business experts, tech innovations, mentor and peer networking, and off-the-chart experiences. You’ll get 3 days of learning, networking, and getting your hands on the latest technology available from over 150 vendors. There’ll be enlightening keynotes from A-list entrepreneurs and visionaries like Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deschanel, and the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank! And it’ll all end with a fun beach concert featuring a Grammy-nominated band. Go to www.SageSummit.com and register to attend for $99 when you use code BDYB99 before July 22 to receive this special offer.

Tool:

  • Annotable :: It's Skitch reincarnated. It's a phone app that's the most full-featured all-in-one image annotation tool. Brad's LOVING it. He couldn't recommend it more highly.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_162.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The Top 5 Spiritual Practices You Need To Survive Self-Employment w/ Matt "Handshakin" Holmes

What’s In This Episode:

How do you make everything in your business stop spinning? In the craziness of a work week -- let alone a work day -- how do you know what to tend to first? Or what needs to be tackled last? Or whether you should do one thing before the other? It can drive any business owner nuts. So Jill and Brad discuss the ways in which they avoid spinning out of control when they're working...and the way that Jill deals with it actually gets Brad to stop talking (albeit for .00023 seconds.) That's why they talk about the Top 5 Spiritual Practices You Need To Survive Self-Employment in this episode and they welcome Matt "Handshakin'" Holmes to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

Sponsor:

  • Sage Summit 2016 – Join the world’s largest gathering of small and medium businesses in Chicago at McCormick Place on July 25-28 where business gets personal with celebrated speakers, business experts, tech innovations, mentor and peer networking, and off-the-chart experiences. You’ll get 3 days of learning, networking, and getting your hands on the latest technology available from over 150 vendors. There’ll be enlightening keynotes from A-list entrepreneurs and visionaries like Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deschanel, and the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank! And it’ll all end with a fun beach concert featuring a Grammy-nominated band. Go to www.SageSummit.com and register to attend for $99 when you use code BDYB99 before July 22 to receive this special offer.

Rant:

  • Guys. You get what you pay for. So if it's valuable, you should pay for it. Brad and Jill go on...and on...and on...and on...and on...about the ways in which people refuse to pay for things in business and how it HARMS EVERYONE ELSE. You gotta tune in for this one. Be prepared to get riled up, too.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_161.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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