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Practical business lessons for the real world.
MBA986 4 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service Today
Apr 19 • 15 min
It’s easier (and less costly) to keep your current customers than to earn new ones. When you think of the importance of customer service, always remember that equation. Too many entrepreneurs put too many resources into product development, marketing, and…
MBA985 Q&A Wednesday: What would you do differently if you started your software company all over again?
Apr 18 • 15 min
Hindsight is a beautiful thing. What would we do differently? We’ve learned so much over the course of building and running our SaaS business, WebinarNinja. Of course, like many entrepreneurs, we wish we knew then what we know now! For this week’s Q&A…
MBA984 How to Have More Patience with Your Business
Apr 17 • 15 min
In life, patience is a virtue. In business, it’s a necessity. We all want success as quickly as possible — especially those of us who take the risk of striking out on our own as entrepreneurs. We want to reach our goals yesterday, and have the life we…
MBA983 Guest Teacher: Joey Coleman- How to Counter Buyer’s Remorse
Apr 16 • 19 min
Keep. Your. Customers. As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time and resources on customer acquisition. We pour effort into getting more and more new customers, because that’s how we grow our business. But in doing so, we cannot neglect the customers we…
MBA982 How To Empower Your Team To Manage Themselves + Free Ride Friday!
Apr 13 • 16 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Today, we discuss the most important thing an entrepreneur can do to reduce stress, increase efficiency, and genuinely enjoy your business: trust your team. When it’s your business, the temptation to micromanage is strong. But too…
MBA981 Fighting Depression in Entrepreneurship
Apr 12 • 19 min
No one said this would be easy. Business is tough. Entrepreneurship can be even tougher. We think it’s healthy, productive, and good for your business for you to acknowledge this struggle. If we can’t face the valleys, we won’t reach the peaks! That’s why…
MBA980 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know my business idea is a good one?
Apr 11 • 13 min
Ideas: we all have them. Some of them are even good. But is your idea good enough to sustain a business? You don’t have to guess. If you have an idea for a great product or service, you can find out — in the real world — whether it can actually sell. You…
MBA979 How I Prepare for a Public Speech
Apr 10 • 19 min
Public speaking is many people’s biggest fear. But for entrepreneurs, it can be one of the most powerful business-building tools. As intimidating as it can be, getting up in front of people and explaining yourself does wonders for your marketing, sales,…
MBA978 Must Read: Exactly What To Say by Phil M Jones
Apr 9 • 16 min
Nervous about sales? There’s a Must-Read Book Review for that. Exactly What to Say by Phil M Jones is exactly what the title promises: a collection of phrases that will help you make sales. These key phrases encompass sales strategies that work for every…
MBA977 How to Build a Business On The Side P2 + Free Ride Friday!
Apr 6 • 24 min
Ready to make your side gig your full-time career? Yesterday, we laid out the first phases of our detailed action plan for building your own business on the side while maintaining your regular 9-to-5 job. Today, we continue that lesson with the final…
MBA976 How to Build a Business On The Side P1
Apr 5 • 22 min
You want to build your own business, but you already have a job. And you don’t want to lose it (just yet). You’re not the only one. Building your business on the side while maintaining your primary income isn’t just common, it’s smart! So how can you…
MBA975 Q&A Wednesday: What sales guides or resources do you recommend for non-sales people?
Apr 4 • 11 min
It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re here to help! Today, we address a question from a listener with a very common issue: they’re not exactly an expert in sales. For new entrepreneurs, salesmanship is often the first stumbling block. Per our listener’s request,…
MBA 974 How to Make Big Decisions in Your Business
Apr 3 • 13 min
Decisions, decisions. Entrepreneurship means having more control — and more responsibility — than your average person. Sometimes, the sheer importance of the decisions you have to make can be overwhelming. All too often, the anxiety and pressure that…
MBA973 Guest Teacher: Jordan Harbinger – How to Build Relationships for a Rainy Day
Apr 2 • 16 min
We’ve said it before, and it remains true: the relationships you build are the greatest asset you’ll ever have in business. Through ups and downs, from one business to another, your relationships are the one constant resource you can rely on — but only if…
MBA972 When to Raise Prices + Free Ride Friday!
Mar 30 • 14 min
Times change, and so do prices. If your business is growing, you’ll eventually have to raise rates for your products or services. Even if it’s just to keep pace with inflation or the cost of living, your prices just can’t stay flat forever. Of course,…
MBA971 How To Improve the Quality of Your Email List
Mar 29 • 17 min
Sit down for this one: your email list might be too big. When it comes to email contacts, quality beats quantity every time. Besides that, excessive quantity can actually hurt your bottom line. Making sure you have a “lean list” is crucial to getting a…
MBA970 Q&A Wednesday: Should I hire a family member?
Mar 28 • 12 min
Family is family, but business is business. Should the two mix? Many entrepreneurs have to ask themselves this very question. What’s the risk/reward balance of hiring and managing the people closest to you? For some businesses, it can work beautifully.…
MBA969 Is Buying a Physical Business a Good Idea?
Mar 27 • 15 min
We all know online business is fertile ground. But is there still room for entrepreneurs to thrive in the physical world? If you’re considering taking on a good ol’ fashioned brick & mortar business, you already know that it comes with risks and…
MBA968 Must Read: The 1-Page Marketing Plan by Allan Dib
Mar 26 • 15 min
Marketing not your forte? Well, have we got a book for you! Despite the title, Allan Dib’s The 1-Page Marketing Plan is an entire book, and it’s made our list of entrepreneurial Must Reads for very good reasons. This book offers a strategic, intentional,…
MBA967 4 Sales Page Hacks To Increase Conversions + Free Ride Friday!
Mar 23 • 12 min
We all love traffic on our websites. But what are we doing with it? If you’re not converting, your visitors may as well not visit! To make your site effective, you’ve got to keep the endgame in mind: sales. By creating and engaging new contacts, you move…
MBA966 How to Choose The Perfect Launch Partners
Mar 22 • 13 min
Why launch alone? When you’ve got a new business, product, or even just a new feature, teaming up with another company might be the best way to spread the word. By sharing your news with a bigger audience than your own, you can maximize the impact of your…
MBA965 Q&A Wednesday: I am not in love with my customers. Am I in the wrong business?
Mar 21 • 13 min
What’s love got to do with it? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and that’s what one listener is wondering. Can you run a business if you don’t exactly adore your customers? Does serving your customers require…y’know, liking them? We all have a few customers we…
MBA964 How to Choose The Best Domain Name For Your Business
Mar 20 • 14 min
What’s in a name? Everything. Choosing the right domain name can have huge implications for your branding, marketing, and SEO. Your web address matters! For customers to be able to find you, you’ve got to make it easy, and that starts with the right…
MBA963 Guest Teacher: Dr. Christopher Croner- Never Hire a Bad Salesperson Again
Mar 19 • 14 min
Ready to sell? You don’t want just anyone pushing your product. You want the best. You want people with innate selling skills, including the kind of drive and self-motivation that can’t be taught. You want a hunter. Dr. Christopher Croner knows…
MBA962 Low Priced vs. High Priced Products + Free Ride Friday!
Mar 16 • 16 min
Go high, or go low? When it comes to the price of your product, the decision you make will dictate your approach to everything from marketing to sales to customer service. While both the high-end and the affordable markets have their ups and downs, each…
MBA961 Why You Are Not Getting Enough Press
Mar 15 • 13 min
For entrepreneurs, attention-seeking behavior isn’t a bad thing. To widen our reach and attract our audience, we all need press. Everything from brand awareness to SEO is dependent on being mentioned (in a positive light) by industry websites, popular…
MBA960 Q&A Wednesday: When is the best time of year to run a conference or event?
Mar 14 • 13 min
Conferences and other real-world events can be a huge boost for your business. Scheduling such events for maximum attendance takes strategy, planning, and wisdom — exactly the kind we offer on today’s episode. The right time of year makes all the…
MBA959 How to Reduce Meetings in Your Business
Mar 13 • 14 min
Let’s just say it: no one likes meetings. No one has ever liked meetings. Meetings are things you get through, and if you play your cards right, have as few of as possible. Yes, they’re necessary to get people on the same page sometimes, but there’s a…
MBA958 Read: How to Stop Worrying & Start Living By Dale Carnegie
Mar 12 • 14 min
Worry: it’s an entrepreneur’s constant companion. But does it have to be? Today, we review another Must-Read business book, an all-time classic from an author whose legacy transcends time and technology. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale…
MBA957 How To Spend Less on Travel + Free Ride Friday!
Mar 9 • 16 min
Travel: it’s one of the best parts of being an entrepreneur. Whether it’s traveling for business or pleasure, entrepreneurs get to do more of it. But as we all know, it can get pretty, pretty pricey. Today, we discuss strategies for saving on everything…
MBA956 How to Turn Monthly Subscriptions into Annual Subscriptions
Mar 8 • 11 min
Running a monthly subscription service is a wonderful way to achieve predictable, reliable revenue. Even more reliable is a yearly subscription, which allows you to spend fewer resources on retention and pass the savings on to customers. But how can you…
MBA955 Q&A Wednesday: How did you know it was time to quit your job?
Mar 7 • 14 min
Entrepreneurship: how long should you look before you leap? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a great question for everyone on the verge of leaving their day job behind: how do you know when it’s time? Our host Omar was an educator for many years before…
MBA954 How to Create an Effective Morning Routine
Mar 6 • 15 min
Rise and shine, entrepreneurs! The first few hours of your day are the most important for your overall productivity. A consistent, intentional morning routine is the best thing you can do to reach your short and long term goals. You don’t have to be an…
MBA953 Guest Teacher: Rob Rawson- How to Manage and Scale a Remote Team to Over 60 People
Mar 5 • 18 min
Remote employment isn’t just the future; it’s the present. All over the globe, more and more work is getting done by people who never meet their employers. Naturally, with remote work’s undeniable advantages come some challenges. Rob Rawson is a remote…
MBA952 Your Most Important Asset in Business + Free Ride Friday!
Mar 2 • 15 min
What assets matter most? In business, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Your talent. Your expertise. Your inventory. But there’s one overarching asset that binds the rest together, and gives each their value. There’s one asset that can follow you from…
MBA951 Should You Sell Premium Support?
Mar 1 • 14 min
There’s something else you could be selling. More and more companies offer premium support packages as add-ons to their product. With tech-savviness varying wildly from person to person, some of your customers might need more help than others, especially…
MBA950 Q&A Wednesday: Should I get a business loan to grow faster?
Feb 28 • 11 min
Sometimes, you should just say no — to money. Today on the $100 MBA Show, we help one listener with a question many entrepreneurs face: whether or not to seek a business loan. A big pile of money can be a very tempting thing, especially if it can take…
MBA949 4 Untapped Traffic Strategies
Feb 27 • 13 min
Let’s click “Refresh” on our traffic approach! While the tried-and-true standards of great content, SEO, and standard promotion still work, entrepreneurs always need an edge. Today, we discuss 4 underutilized, creative traffic-boosters that scrappy…
MBA948 Guest Teacher: Chris Ducker – 5 Ways to Monetize Your Personal Brand
Feb 26 • 13 min
You have a forté. You want a business. This is how you turn one into the other. Chris Ducker is serial entrepreneur, having been in the business of monetizing skills and expertise for years. He’s the acclaimed author of Virtual Freedom and Rise of the…
MBA947 3 Stories You Should Know By Heart + Free Ride Friday!
Feb 23 • 14 min
What do you do? For the conventionally employed, that’s a pretty simple question. But for entrepreneurs, the question isn’t just complicated — it’s an opportunity. Whether you’re networking with other business people, establishing your credibility with…
MBA946 How To Have a Productive Home Office
Feb 22 • 15 min
Working from home: it can be the greatest. No commute, no cubicles, no dress code! But if your home office isn’t conducive to work, it can backfire. We’ve tried everything from private offices to shared coworking spaces, but in the end, we settled on the…
MBA945 Q&A Wednesday: I’m launching a podcast. Any advice?
Feb 21 • 14 min
Thinking about starting a podcast? You’re not the only one. To stand out, you’ll need to know what you’re getting into. Fortunately, we have *some* experience in the podcast game. 4 years and 945 episodes in, we’ve learned a thing or two about what works…
MBA944 How to Shoot a Sales Video without a Camera
Feb 20 • 16 min
Lights, camera, action! Great sales videos are a must for your business website. But many of us are intimidated by the thought of producing one. We think it requires a lot of specialized A/V equipment, including a camera (besides the one in our…
MBA943 Guest Teacher: Russ Stoddard – How to Build a Purpose-Driven Company
Feb 19 • 22 min
Do well, by doing good. For most businesses, the endgame is profit. But in recent years, a new model has risen up, one focused on the bigger picture. If your motivation for building a business goes beyond dollar signs, if you have an entrepreneurial…
MBA942 The Biggest Lie in Business + Free Ride Friday!
Feb 16 • 15 min
Someone is lying to you. Actually, several someones are. They all have one thing in common. They promise something that doesn’t exist. They tempt you with a fantasy whose sole purpose is to empty your wallet. They show you photos of laptops on beaches and…
MBA941 Your 3-Step Sales Process
Feb 15 • 15 min
Selling is a skill. The good news? It’s easy to learn. Too many folks think that sales are the result of great ideas or “perfect” products. Meanwhile, salesmanship is under-studied. We’re not talking about some slick process of manipulation. Selling your…
MBA940 Q&A Wednesday: I’m an Online Business. Do I Need Business Cards?
Feb 14 • 13 min
It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping a listener with a very good, very 21st-century business question: do online businesses need business cards? It’s easy to see why some would question whether paper business cards are still relevant in a digital…
MBA939 How to Deal With Evil Customers
Feb 13 • 15 min
No, they’re not always right. Some customers are wrong. Some customers do not have valid complaints, or problems that your business can solve. Some customers do not seek solutions, but aim to cause problems. Some customers have issues that have nothing to…
MBA938 Must Read: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Feb 12 • 18 min
Bruce Springsteen knows music, but he also knows business. From his extremely modest upbringing to the top of the charts, the legendary rocker is a model of financial discipline, business sense, and plain old savvy. While other artists were blowing money…
MBA937 3 Business Rules You Should Never Break + Free Ride Friday!
Feb 9 • 17 min
Someone once said that rules were made to be broken. They were wrong. At least they were wrong about these rules. Today, we discuss 3 immutable, no-exceptions, absolutely unbreakable rules of business. No matter the business type or size, these 3…
MBA936 Top 5 Cities For Digital Nomads
Feb 8 • 16 min
Location independence is a beautiful thing. If you work online, you’re free to live where you want, when you want. That leaves you with literally a world of choices. That’s a good problem to have — but it’s still a problem! What should you look for in an…
MBA935 Q&A Wednesday: I had a lot of firings recently. Am I a horrible boss?
Feb 7 • 14 min
It’s not you, it’s me. Or is it? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a tough question from a listener about an uncomfortable subject: firing. Almost every successful business has to let people go at one time or another. But after a few too many firings, is…
MBA934 How to Start Saying NO. Practical Strategies
Feb 6 • 14 min
Sometimes, you just have to say no. While entrepreneurs are driven to be positive, affirmative, and happy to take on a challenge, limits are our friends! And while fostering good relationships means helping people when you can, overextending yourself can…
MBA933 Guest Teacher: Stefan Pretty – Stop Losing Customers! How to Reduce Churn
Feb 5 • 17 min
As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to get customers. But are we doing enough to keep the ones we have? Today on The $100 MBA Show, we’re talking churn: the rate at which your business loses customers over time. To help understand…
MBA932 Creating & Selling a Mobile App P2 + Free Ride Friday!
Feb 2 • 14 min
Have a great idea for a mobile app? We’ve got your back! Today is Part II of our series on developing and selling your mobile app, from start to finish. Yesterday, we discussed how to design and build your app, with a focus on user experience and customer…
MBA931 Creating & Selling a Mobile App P1
Feb 1 • 17 min
What’s an idea worth? Without execution, nothing! That’s why we’re devoting two episodes this week to executing something that plenty of folks have ideas about, but aren’t sure how to carry out: mobile apps. If you have a great idea for a mobile app,…
MBA930 Q&A Wednesday: I don’t get the whole customer avatar thing. Do I just make one up?
Jan 31 • 12 min
It’s marketing 101: the “customer avatar,” also known as the “buyer persona.” In theory, every business keeps an imaginary customer in mind when crafting…well, everything. From the product itself to the marketing content, everything is designed with the…
MBA929 Off Social Media For 4 Months. The Results So Far.
Jan 30 • 15 min
What is social media costing you? What is it gaining you? The answers to these questions — and finding the right balance between them — could mean as much to your business as it does to your personal life and well-being. Our host Omar decided to find out…
MBA928 Must Read: I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Heart
Jan 29 • 13 min
What can you learn from someone who made millions out of nothing? No capital, no connections, and no fantastic product idea? That’s the story of popular comedian Kevin Hart. His autobiography I Can’t Make This Up is the subject of this week’s Must-Read…
MBA927 Does Free Content Still Work? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jan 26 • 12 min
Not all content is created equal. There was a time when a simple weekly 500-word blog post, stuffed to the brim with keywords, was all you needed to get the attention of consumers. Not any more. Today’s content market is bigger, more sophisticated, and…
MBA926 Why You Don’t Need to Love Everything About Your Business
Jan 25 • 12 min
Some days, you just don’t feel like it. That’s ok! One myth of entrepreneurship is that you should love every second of running your business. A fantasy of doing what you love and “never working a day” pervades the laptop-on-a-beach culture of easy…
MBA925 Q&A Wednesday: How do I prevent someone from stealing my idea?
Jan 24 • 13 min
You’ve got a great business idea, but you’re keeping it to yourself. If you let your million-dollar cat out of the bag too soon, surely someone will come along and beat you to market with it, right? Not exactly. Today, we address a frequently asked…
MBA924 How to Create a Successful Version 1 of a Product
Jan 23 • 17 min
Get ready for launch! Sometimes, entrepreneurs struggle to get their product market-ready in time. It’s no secret that we believe strongly in the principle of launching the MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, as soon as possible. So while we never recommend…
MBA923 Guest Teacher: Sean D’Souza- 3 Ways to Write Intensely Curious Headlines
Jan 22 • 18 min
What makes you click? Whether it’s a blog, email, or sales page, you’ve got about 2 seconds to convince your potential customer to read what you have to say. That’s why your headline may be the most important few words in any piece of content. Sean…
MBA922 Creating An Effective Pre-Launch Page + Free Ride Friday!
Jan 19 • 15 min
You’ve got the product. Great! Now how will you get people excited about it? Too many entrepreneurs leave out a key marketing tool, one that’s easy to create and use. Its value is underestimated, but its impact can be profound. Today, we discuss exactly…
MBA921 Why Hard Work Is Not Enough
Jan 18 • 15 min
Hard work pays off, or so we’re told. But on today’s podcast, we’re discussing something that isn’t easy to say, or hear: Hard work by itself just won’t cut it. Lots of people work hard, really hard, and don’t see success. Your work ethic is immensely…
MBA920 Q&A Wednesday: How many people is too many for a group coaching program?
Jan 17 • 12 min
Online group coaching is one of the best ways to monetize your expertise in a given field. Whether it’s fitness, life coaching, or professional skills, this business model is most coaches’ best opportunity at building a client base. But how many clients…
MBA919 Lessons Learned From Apple’s Airpods
Jan 16 • 15 min
Great businesses can teach great lessons. The same goes for great products — and Apple’s AirPods are beyond great, both as a product and a study in product rollout. No, this is not sponsored content. In fact, we discuss how Apple didn’t exactly release…
MBA918 Must Read: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday
Jan 15 • 17 min
Do you still quote Seinfeld or The Simpsons? Do you still listen to U2 or Mozart? Ever read Shakespeare? Art is a product, and like any product, the truest measure of its success is longevity. On today’s podcast, we review a Must-Read book about the art…
MBA917 How Much Does It Cost To Sponsor a Major Conference? + Free Ride Friday!
Jan 12 • 18 min
Is it worth it? That’s the first question you should ask yourself about any marketing expense, especially a significant one like sponsoring a major conference. Between the cost of the actual sponsorship, and the associated costs like travel and materials,…
MBA916 What You Can Learn From a 30 Year Business Run Buy One Man
Jan 11 • 15 min
What is success? On a recent trip, we ran into someone whose business accomplishments inspired us to devote an entire podcast episode to him — not just because he’d “made it” in business, but because of how he’d made it, and how he’d defined “making it”…
MBA915 Q&A Wednesday: I have a course idea. How do I find a way to make it more interesting?
Jan 10 • 15 min
It’s Q&A Wednesday, and class is in session! Not just our class, but yours! This week, one $100 MBA member wants to know how best to improve his online course. Specifically, how can a course be made more interesting? Fortunately, our host Omar knows a…
MBA914 Does Giving Out Free Swag Work?
Jan 9 • 17 min
Startups and swag go together like peanut butter and chocolate. But do all the T-shirts, water bottles, stickers, and USB drives work? Does the money spent on giveaways come back in the form of conversions? The coolest swag in the world doesn’t help your…
MBA913 Guest Teacher: Brian Dean- How to Optimize Your YouTube Videos for Higher Rankings (and More Views)
Jan 8 • 21 min
YouTube has been called “the world’s 2nd biggest search engine” behind Google. While so many entrepreneurs are striving to climb the Google rankings, are we leaving potential customers on the table by ignoring YouTube? Our first guest teacher of 2018…
MBA912 What I Learned From My Biggest Challenges in 2017 + Free Ride Friday!
Jan 5 • 17 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! For the first time in 2018, we’re giving away a special gift to one lucky listener. We’re also looking back at 2017, and discussing the lessons learned from the most intense business challenges we had to face. And boy, did we ever…
MBA911 How To Keep Business Simple
Jan 4 • 13 min
Today, we’ll teach you how to KISS. No, we’re not celebrating Valentine’s early. We’re showing listeners how to do the most important thing a lean, growth-focused independent business can do: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Of course, we don’t think anyone smart…
MBA910 Q&A Wednesday: What do you do when you run out of cash?
Jan 3 • 12 min
It’s our first Q&A Wednesday of the year, and we’re kicking 2018 off with a tough one! It’s uncomfortable to think about, but what should an entrepreneur do when resources dry up? The accounts are low, spending is outpacing revenue, and it looks like all…
MBA909 How To Make Sure You’re Doing What Works
Jan 2 • 16 min
Is this working? If you’re not asking that question about every aspect of your marketing, sales, and finance strategies, you’re leaving money on the table. It’s vital to know when your efforts produce fruit, and when you’re wasting your time. Knowing how…
MBA908 Must-Read: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Jan 1 • 15 min
Happy New Year! It’s 2018, and we’re back with our DAILY podcast! We’ll be bringing you 5 practical business lessons every week, including our popular Q&A, guest teacher, Free Ride Friday giveaway, and Must-Read book review episodes. Steve Martin might…
MBA907 Do Bonuses Increase Sales?
Dec 25, 2017 • 20 min
‘Tis the season — let’s talk giving! Offering free bonuses is a common sales-boosting strategy, used by everyone from the smallest mom-and-pops to the biggest corporations. But do these giveaways work? If you’re starting or running your own business, it’s…
MBA906 5 Things I Learned From 5 People in 2017
Dec 18, 2017 • 22 min
It’s that time of year! No, not that. Even better: it’s time to reveal this year’s 5 lessons from 5 of the greatest business teachers around! Every year, we choose 5 entrepreneurs whose unique approaches, strategies, and styles inspired us, educated us,…
MBA 905 Solopreneur vs. Entrepreneur
Dec 11, 2017 • 30 min
There’s more than one way to start your own business. When plotting out your entrepreneurial path, it’s important to establish something early on: what kind of independent business person you are. Would you make a better entrepreneur, or solopreneur?…
MBA904 5 Businesses You Can Start Today
Dec 4, 2017 • 26 min
So you want to start your own business. What’s taking so long? Here at the $100 MBA, we battle a myth. We battle it day in and day out, because it’s the one thing holding more entrepreneurs back than anything else: the belief that you need huge amounts of…
MBA903 Not Selling During Holidays?
Nov 27, 2017 • 17 min
Every business is different. So why assume that what works for some businesses will work for yours? It’s pretty standard practice in most industries to ramp up sales for the holidays. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — to generate…
MBA902 Better to Hire Early or Late?
Nov 20, 2017 • 20 min
Is it time to hire? As your business grows, this can be a tough question. As entrepreneurs, we all want to be proactive. Why wait ‘till tomorrow when you can do it today? But when it comes to personnel, it’s not quite so simple. Growing your business is…
MBA901 Why I Quit Social Media
Nov 13, 2017 • 18 min
Are you addicted to social media? More importantly, is social media having a negative impact on your business? There’s lots to love about Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest. For business owners, social media is an undoubtedly useful tool for outreach and…
MBA900 How Much Money Do You Need?
Nov 6, 2017 • 25 min
What do you want? It’s the most basic of questions, underlying the motivations behind everything we do in life and business. What’s it all for? Why are we striving to make our businesses successful? What’s the point of profit? For all of us, the money…
MBA899 Must Read: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Oct 30, 2017 • 23 min
What to say about Steve Jobs? He’s the first person that comes to mind when you think of the word “entrepreneur.” He changed the world we all live in, by virtue of his commitment to a business vision. Much has been written about, by, and for him. What can…
MBA898 The Top 5 Tasks to Outsource
Oct 23, 2017 • 23 min
What’s the best return on investment? What’s the most valuable thing an entrepreneur can gain from any expense? Time. Time is the greatest ROI. Some say time is money, but money pales in comparison to the value of time, the one resource you can never…
MBA897 Turn Your Ecommerce Store into a SaaS
Oct 16, 2017 • 26 min
For a predictable revenue stream, nothing beats the subscription model. Customers sign up to pay a fixed rate, monthly or annually. The business owner gets to map their budget and growth goals with greater confidence and stability. Everyone wins. But…
MBA896 Should You Buy a Business Instead of Starting One?
Oct 9, 2017 • 20 min
Most people think that being an entrepreneur means starting a business. But there’s another option, an alternative path to independent success: buying a business! We don’t often think of this option, but with some capital and a smart purchase plan, it can…
MBA895 Guest Teacher: Dorie Clark – Practical Steps to Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship
Oct 2, 2017 • 29 min
So you want to be an entrepreneur. Honestly, who doesn’t? Who hasn’t occasionally dreamed of that freedom and self-determination? Who isn’t intrigued by the thought of making their own living on their own terms? Of course, dreaming is one thing. Doing is…
MBA894 Are You a Terrible Boss?
Sep 25, 2017 • 22 min
Worst. Boss. Ever. We’ve all had a terrible boss. As entrepreneurs, we never have to have one again. But as our independent business grows, how can we avoid becoming one? That’s the topic of this week’s deep-dive lesson, and it’s one worth exploring. Do…
MBA893 Do You Need a Product Road Map?
Sep 18, 2017 • 22 min
The product is never perfect. Smart entrepreneurs realize that in order for a business to grow, the product has to grow with it. But what if you could direct (or at least guide) the evolution of your product? What if you could time that evolution, and set…
MBA892 How To Master The 3 Branches of Your Business
Sep 11, 2017 • 23 min
A successful business has many components, but all of them fall into one of 3 main categories. These 3 branches of business are the basic aspects of commerce. They are the pillars that hold up any company, big or small. And like any tripod, without each…
MBA891 Guest Teacher: Dale Beaumont- How to Use Marketing Partnerships to Scale Fast
Sep 4, 2017 • 27 min
No man is an island, or so they say. By the same logic, no entrepreneur succeeds entirely on their own. Independent business doesn’t mean going it alone or taking a solitary approach. It just means you get to choose the terms upon which you partner with…
MBA890 Must Read: The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Aug 28, 2017 • 23 min
Independent business is never easy. If it was, everyone would do it! Because we choose the path less traveled, we entrepreneurs need to reckon with challenges and obstacles that the conventionally employed never face. At first, that might seem like a…
MBA889 How to Grow Your Business With Webinars
Aug 21, 2017 • 23 min
At The $100 MBA, we’ve always believed in the philosophy of ABM: Always Be Marketing. Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes more than a great product and a can-do attitude. While starting a business takes some work, it’s maintaining and growing a business…
MBA888 Guest Teacher Troy Stites- Three Strategies to Automate Your Business Growth
Aug 14, 2017 • 21 min
What’s your website doing right now? If it’s not growing your business for you, it’s not doing its job! Optimizing your website to promote growth is key to your survival in businesses. It’s also the whole point of having one! Too many entrepreneurs put…
MBA887 The Working While Traveling Experiment P8: Would I Work While Traveling Again? My Take-Aways From This Experiment
Aug 7, 2017 • 31 min
All good things must come to an end. Our incredible 8 week trip around the world is no exception. But with every ending comes a new beginning— and the end of this journey signals the start of something BIG for ourselves and our listeners! We’re in the…
MBA886 The Working While Traveling Experiment P7: How to Stay Focused in a Busy Time
Jul 31, 2017 • 24 min
So much to see and do, so little time. We’re on week 7 of our map-hopping adventure, finding out just what it takes to build a business while seeing the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of working independently and remotely, this is the series for you! We’re…
MBA885 The Working While Traveling Experiment P6: What Makes a Business a Great Global Business?
Jul 24, 2017 • 26 min
Go global! We’ve hit the road to learn how seeing the world while growing a business can work. But traveling isn’t the only upside to doing business in a web-connected world. Our ability to market to the whole planet— not just our corner of it— is what…
MBA884 The Working While Traveling Experiment P5: My Working While Traveling Challenges
Jul 17, 2017 • 28 min
Ah, Venice. We’re floating through the canal-strewn dreamscape of Northern Italy, soaking in the culture and beauty of this bucket-list destination. But it’s not all gondolas and gelato; we’re running an independent business— and we’re here to find out…
MBA883 The Working While Traveling Experiment P4: Learning From Businesses Abroad
Jul 10, 2017 • 28 min
What can the best Italian meal of your life teach you about running a business? How can the warmth of a Sicilian barista inform your customer service philosophy? How much can you grow as an entrepreneur by consciously, thoughtfully enjoying the world…
MBA882 The Working While Traveling Experiment P3: Applying Your Travel Experiences to Your Business
Jul 3, 2017 • 29 min
Fasten your seatbelts, and return your seats and tray tables to the upright position! We’re crossing the globe to find out if it’s really possible to build a business while seeing the world. If location independence is on your list of entrepreneurial…
MBA881 The Working While Traveling Experiment P2: Making Time to Work & Play
Jun 26, 2017 • 23 min
Can it be done? We’re continuing our great experiment with the ultimate entrepreneurial dream: working while seeing the world. We’re building towards one of the biggest project launches of our lives (the release of our webinar software, WebinarNinja 5.0),…
MBA880 The Working While Traveling Experiment P1: Preparing for Travel
Jun 19, 2017 • 21 min
Travel while working. Make money while seeing the world. Grab your laptop and hit the beach. We’ve all been tempted by The Dream. But is truly mobile entrepreneurship possible? Can you run— and grow — a business from the road? Here at The $100 MBA, we’re…
MBA879 Missed Deadlines. What do you do?
Jun 12, 2017 • 21 min
So you’ve missed a deadline. Whether you missed it yourself, someone on your team missed it, or your whole team collectively missed it, missed it is. Spoiler alert: this is going to happen. It shouldn’t happen regularly, but when it does, it’s important…
MBA878 Do You Need an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement)?
Jun 5, 2017 • 21 min
There’s a new obsession in entrepreneurial circles, and it’s time we looked at it with a critical eye. Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) seem to be all the rage, as independent business people look to protect their new ideas with the legal equivalent of the…
MBA877 Stop Talking About Your Business That Way
May 29, 2017 • 20 min
Few people love their work the way entrepreneurs do. So why do we have trouble discussing it? Most of us can pitch, but how many of us can simply talk about what we do in a way that’s concise and understandable? How many of us can describe our business in…
MBA876 Guest Teacher Andy Molinsky – How to Successfully Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone
May 22, 2017 • 20 min
The comfort zone: we all have one, but not all of us manage to leave it. If you’re in business, it’s not just healthy to evolve beyond what you’re used to. It’s necessary! Your products, your skills, your work ethic; all of these things matter. But none…
MBA875 Lessons Learned After a Year of Facebook Ads
May 15, 2017 • 24 min
Facebook ads: are they worth it? That’s a question many an entrepreneur asks themselves. Fortunately, we’ve got some insight. We’ve spent the last year running targeted ads on Facebook for our software, WebinarNinja. We’ve seen what the costs- both stated…
MBA874 Optimizing Your About Page
May 8, 2017 • 24 min
What’s the most visited page on your website, after the homepage? Check your analytics, and odds are it’s your “About” section. So many entrepreneurs mistakenly undervalue this page, saving all the thought and pizzaz for the rest of the site. While it’s…
MBA873 How to Shoot a Demo Video
May 1, 2017 • 17 min
For most products (especially the digital kind), you want a demo video. Actually, you need one. Nothing helps sales more than showing your customers what a product does and how it works. Whether it’s a course, a service, or a software, your visitors need…
MBA872 Guest Teacher Matt Bodnar- High Leverage Thinking
Apr 24, 2017 • 19 min
What’s the difference between hard work and success? Leverage! Many people work hard— heck, most people do. But for hard work to become true and lasting profit requires an extra ingredient. It requires an efficiency of effort that maximizes the impact of…
MBA871 How Travel Can Improve Your Business
Apr 17, 2017 • 22 min
Do you dream of travel? Many who go into business for themselves do so partially to be free to see more of the world. But what if travel isn’t just the end to your business’ means? What if travel itself can help your business? That’s what we believe, and…
MBA870 The One Skill Every Entrepreneur Must Have
Apr 10, 2017 • 23 min
Beyond marketing and sales, beyond projections and accounting, even beyond innovation and creativity, there’s a skill. One skill makes an entrepreneur successful no matter their background or training: problem solving. What makes or breaks a business is…
MBA869 The Surprising Truth About Sleep & Success
Apr 3, 2017 • 19 min
How many times are you hitting “snooze?” If you’re tired of being tired, or just wondering if your sleep schedule is holding you back, this is the podcast for you! With so much advice and so many schools of thought on sleep, how do you decide when to set…
MBA868 How to Approach Launch Partners & Affiliates
Mar 27, 2017 • 28 min
Done right, partnerships and affiliations can add an incredible boost to your product launches. By tying yourself to a whole new audience, you can sell exponentially more! So how should you choose your partners? More importantly, how can you make sure…
Bonus: Guest Teacher Steve Glaveski – Selling to Big Corporates
Mar 21, 2017 • 14 min
Surprise! This week we’ve got a special bonus episode featuring a special guest teacher! It’s Steve Glaveski, founder of collectivecampus.us and host of the Future Squared Podcast. If you’re running a business-to-business business, you know how hard it…
MBA867 Building a Customer Support Team
Mar 20, 2017 • 18 min
Customer service isn’t just support for users of your product. It’s part of the product! The price should represent not only what’s sold, but also what your customers know will happen when they need to reach out. Ensuring that customer service is done…
MBA866 How To Stay Focused with Large Projects
Mar 13, 2017 • 24 min
Go big! When a large project is looming, how can you prepare yourself to tackle it? With so much to be done, how can you create a feasible timetable? Today, we’re outlining exactly how to plot and execute long-term projects. Our biggest project ever,…
MBA865 Starting a Business in a Crowded Marketplace
Mar 6, 2017 • 18 min
Have a great business idea, but afraid there’s too much competition? Well, we’ve got great news: there’s no such thing! Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually easier to compete in a crowded marketplace than it is to be first. Creating demand for a kind…
MBA864 The Tough Thing About Tough Decisions
Feb 27, 2017 • 19 min
There are tough decisions, and then there are tough decisions. In business, difficult choices are almost run-of-the-mill. They have to be made every day by someone who can handle the mantle of responsibility. But every once in a while, the entrepreneur is…
MBA863 4 Habits I Had to Kick To Succeed
Feb 20, 2017 • 25 min
Habits create a business person, for better or worse. Your habits, however subtle and unconscious they might be, define your chances of success! I learned that lesson the hard way after realizing that some of my habits were holding my businesses back. It…
MBA862 How To Know Your Business is Failing
Feb 13, 2017 • 21 min
Every new business owner has doubts. That’s healthy! If you’re in that crucial first year or two, it’s important to be brutally honest with yourself in order to make sure you’re on track to succeed. Are you really making it? How can you best answer that…
MBA861 A Marketing Strategy That Works & How To Do It
Feb 6, 2017 • 30 min
If there’s one topic our listeners want to know more about, it’s marketing. You could have the best product in the world, but without marketing, you don’t have a business. In fact, the ideal marketing strategy is in place before the product is! That’s the…
MBA860 How to Re-Launch a Product P2
Jan 30, 2017 • 21 min
Welcome to Part 2 of our very, very in-depth lesson on (re) launching your products! We want you to master the art of the launch, because it’s a skill you’ll need over and over again. With our formula, launching can become second nature. With a little…
Bonus: Guest Teacher John Lee Dumas – Master Productivity, Discipline & Focus
Jan 24, 2017 • 14 min
Get the most from your time! John Lee Dumas is a productivity expert, having taught countless entrepreneurs how to get things done through EOFire, The Freedom Journal, Podcaster’s Paradise, and his newest release: The Mastery Journal. Today, he’s here to…
MBA859 How to Re-Launch a Product P1
Jan 23, 2017 • 26 min
You’ve validated the idea. You’ve built the business. You’ve launched the product. Now comes possibly the most important part of all: RE-launching the product! Every successful business has to master the art of the relaunch (just look at how many iPhones…
Bonus: Must Haves- Noah Kagan’s New Podcast: Noah Kagan Presents
Jan 18, 2017 • 7 min
It’s a banner week for bonus content! Today, we’ve got a special preview of an exciting new podcast from friend-of-the-show and all-around entrepreneurial genius Noah Kagan! His new series, Noah Kagan Presents, is a daring, original, raw look at what…
MBA858 Are You A Good Enough Leader?
Jan 16, 2017 • 23 min
To succeed, a business needs competent leadership. But what makes a great leader? Is it drive? Is it the confidence to bear authority? Or is leadership about more than just ambition? Today we discuss 8 key personal characteristics that define great…
Bonus: Guest Teacher Danny Iny- How to Start Selling Courses as a New Revenue Stream, and Get Paid Immediately
Jan 10, 2017 • 12 min
Online courses are becoming more and more central to the way consumers learn. With the demand for new skills in an ever-changing market growing— and the value of traditional education coming into question— now is a fantastic time to sell know-how. So what…
MBA857 How To Upgrade Your Business’ Talent
Jan 9, 2017 • 25 min
A successful business is the result of hard but necessary choices. One of the hardest is the decision to transition between old and new team members. While your original team is to thank for your current success, it’s often the case that new talent is…
MBA856 How To Know When It’s Time to Make a Change
Jan 2, 2017 • 17 min
It’s time for a change! The $100 MBA Show has been a blast to produce and share with our fantastic, insightful, loyal listeners these last few years. Now, we’re refocusing our efforts towards a more specific, in-depth examination of what it takes to build…
MBA855 Q&A Weekends: Do you make New Year Resolutions? Why or Why Not?
Jan 1, 2017 • 13 min
It’s a new year, and we’re kicking things off with a very special question! This one doesn’t come from a normal listener, though. It comes from in-house, and the dynamic mind of our own co-founder Nicole! She asks about the value of New Year’s…
MBA854 Q&A Weekends: Should I give free access to my product to influencers or should I charge them? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 31, 2016 • 11 min
You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! Today’s episode is a rebroadcast of a specific, important question about marketing. When an influential person in the market wants to check out your product, should you charge them for it? The answer, like…
MBA853 5 Things I Learned From 5 People in 2016 Plus Free Ride Friday!
Dec 30, 2016 • 16 min
Over the course of the year, we’ve done our best to learn. We’ve read, we’ve studied, and we’ve experimented. But the greatest lessons we’ve gotten have come from people. Colleagues, friends, even complete strangers have opened our eyes and made us better…
MBA852 Stop Trying To Discover Your Passion [REBROADCAST]
Dec 29, 2016 • 13 min
Passion is overrated. That’s the message we’ve been pushing for a while now, and it’s gotten no less controversial. That’s why we’re airing this archived episode that inspired quite a bit of feedback! While following your passion is a nice idea, it’s…
MBA851 My Top 5 Books in 2016
Dec 28, 2016 • 15 min
The year’s almost over, and what have we learned? A lot, apparently. And no small thanks are due to the fantastic books we’ve read. We’ve reviewed 26 books this year, and today we give high praise to the best 5. We explain how they’ve impacted our…
MBA850 When Should You Seek Investment? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 27, 2016 • 11 min
When your business is struggling, seeking outside investment can be a very tempting idea. But is it the right move? We talked about that very thing a while back, but we still get questions about it regularly. That’s why we’re rebroadcasting this archived…
MBA849 Must Read: Grit by Angela Duckworth
Dec 26, 2016 • 14 min
Welcome to another Monday, and another fantastic must-read book for the entrepreneur! This week’s review is of Grit by Angela Duckworth. A lot of buzz has surrounded the release of this one, and for good reason. It’s an eye-opening look at the value of…
MBA848 Q&A Weekends: Is it too late to start a podcast?
Dec 25, 2016 • 10 min
Podcasts are everywhere. Does yours stand a chance? Today’s listener Q&A is about the saturation of the online marketplace with new podcasts, and what it takes to make one successful. We talk about the realities of the market, the size of the potential…
MBA847 Q&A Weekends: I want to open a restaurant/ cafe. Any advice? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 24, 2016 • 11 min
If there’s one industry out there that’s tougher than most, it’s the restaurant industry! In this rebroadcast listener Q&A, we helped one audience member get ready for the realities of the business. We discussed the factors that make food and beverage…
MBA846 How To Have Less Meetings Plus Free Ride Friday!
Dec 23, 2016 • 14 min
Meetings are necessary. But all too often, they end up wasting time that could be better spent. By minimizing the number of meetings you hold, you can maximize their usefulness and free your team up to do their jobs. Today we discuss how to cut down on…
MBA845 Making the Most Out of a Slow Time in Business [REBROADCAST]
Dec 22, 2016 • 13 min
You’re not always busy. That’s a good thing! Cyclical slow periods are a boon if utilized properly. With the extra time, you can make the improvements to your business that make the next rush even better! From professional development to research to…
MBA844 How to Use Webinars to Validate Course Ideas
Dec 21, 2016 • 13 min
So you’ve got a great idea for an online course. Will it sell? There are lots of ways to find out, but we think webinars hold the key! Webinars are underutilized for idea validation, but with the right structure, you can accurately gauge interest levels-…
MBA843 Open Registration vs. Registration Windows for Your Products [REBROADCAST]
Dec 20, 2016 • 15 min
What’s the best way to structure signups for your online course or other service? While some businesses keep registration open, others deploy the registration window strategy. Does limiting signups to windows create scarcity and drive interest? Does…
MBA842 Guest Teacher: Briana Borten – How to Set and Get Goals with Soul
Dec 19, 2016 • 14 min
Why are you in business? How does what you believe inform the way you do business? These questions are a little on the esoteric side, but they’re vital for entrepreneurs. That’s why we’ve welcomed today’s special guest teacher, Briana Borten. She’s here…
MBA841 Q&A Weekends: How do you not get lazy when creating so much consistent content?
Dec 18, 2016 • 11 min
Content marketing requires a lot of (wait for it) content! So what’s the key to consistently creating enough to meet your needs? Today’s listener Q&A is all about the strategies we use to keep the content flowing, and the laziness at bay. We share some…
MBA840 Q&A Weekends: I need to fire an employee. Any advice? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 17, 2016 • 12 min
Firing happens. It’s a reality of business, and it’s important to do it right. In this popular archived episode, we went over how to fire employees the right way. By offering your firee dignity, respect, and hope for the future, you can make the tough…
MBA839 The Advantages of Selling High Ticket Products & Services Plus Free Ride Friday!
Dec 16, 2016 • 13 min
What’s your product worth? Many business owners assume that the lower the price, the better the chance it’ll sell. But the high-end market has its own logic, one that anyone can understand. Today we discuss the benefits of selling high-value products at…
MBA838 How To Raise Prices & Have Your Customers Love You For It! [REBROADCAST]
Dec 15, 2016 • 15 min
Scared to raise your prices? You shouldn’t be! Done right, a price hike can give your business a boost. It doesn’t have to cost you a single customer. In fact, it can bring you more. In this rebroadcast, we explained how to raise prices in a way that…
MBA837 Why Loyalty Always Beats Money
Dec 14, 2016 • 12 min
Loyalty is the greatest asset. In today’s episode, we explain how earning personal loyalty is better in the long run than earning money. While money has an immediate, quantifiable effect, loyalty pays off in ways that drastically improve your bottom line-…
MBA836 Why Not Having Fun Can Cost You Your Business [REBROADCAST]
Dec 13, 2016 • 15 min
Fun matters! In this archived episode, we took on a topic that’s ignored way too often: the need to have fun in business. This isn’t feel-good fluff; your level of enjoyment in the business directly affects the bottom line. We discussed how, and what to…
MBA835 Must Read: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Dec 12, 2016 • 13 min
Looking for a brutally honest approach to life and business? Have we got the book for you! This week’s must-read for the entrepreneur is Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and the title tells you exactly what makes this book great. Direct…
MBA834 Q&A Weekends: Do I need to write a book to be an authority in my market?
Dec 11, 2016 • 8 min
Our listeners have questions, and we have answers! This weekend, someone wants to know if writing a book is truly a must. Can you really establish your credibility without being an author? We discuss why books are such powerful tools for building your…
MBA833 Q&A Weekends: How long should I expect it will take to be profitable? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 10, 2016 • 10 min
We know what weekends are for: listener Q&A! Today we revisit a question from the archives about profitability. One audience member wanted to know how long it takes for a new business to become profitable. With examples ranging from weeks to years, what’s…
MBA832 Are You Having Fun? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Dec 9, 2016 • 11 min
Business is fun! At least, it should be. While we believe that entrepreneurship is hard, challenging work, we also believe it should be enjoyable. Today we discuss how to check in with yourself, and be honest about the level of fun in your working life.…
MBA831 Is Time Really Money? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 8, 2016 • 13 min
We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” But we think this little nugget of wisdom might just be past its sell-by date. Is giving up time for money a good investment? How much of your time is money really worth? Let’s go back and discuss why time is…
MBA830 Free Plans Vs. Free Trials
Dec 7, 2016 • 12 min
Getting customers to commit to subscription services takes finesse. Offering free trials is one way to do it; offering a free plan is another. One is time-sensitive and allows you to showcase the full strength of your product. The other is open-ended but…
MBA829 Four Ways to Be More Confident in Business [REBROADCAST]
Dec 6, 2016 • 12 min
Confidence matters. In business, it’s a prerequisite for success. That’s why it’s important to actively build your own confidence, grounded in your actual value and accomplishments. Today, we reach back into the archives to share four proven strategies…
MBA828 Guest Teacher: Jordan Harbinger – How to Reach Out to Influencers The Right Way
Dec 5, 2016 • 15 min
Let’s start the week right! Today we’ve got another fantastic guest teacher with more incredibly valuable advice. Jordan Harbinger is an expert in using the social sciences to network and build relationships. Today, he teaches us how to get in good with…
MBA827 Q&A Weekends: How do I break up with my business partner?
Dec 4, 2016 • 10 min
It’s not you- it’s me. Sometimes business partnerships have to end. Like any relationship, they should be ended in the most amicable, mutually respectful way possible. Today we help one listener learn how to “break up” with their business partner. We…
MBA826 Q&A Weekends: Is a sales video a must for selling my online course? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 3, 2016 • 10 min
Sales videos are definitely effective, but are they a requirement for online courses? Today, we rebroadcast an episode in which one listener wants to know exactly how necessary they are. We discussed the costs, the benefits, and the resources available…
MBA825 How Giving Up Control Makes Better Products Plus Free Ride Friday!
Dec 2, 2016 • 14 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! On today’s episode, we take on a broad but important topic: how to let go. As your business grows, it becomes more and more necessary to take your hands off the reins. Hiring dependable people and trusting them is a skill, and not…
MBA824 Are Some Customers Better For Your Business Than Others? [REBROADCAST]
Dec 1, 2016 • 13 min
There are customers, and then there are customers. Some customers can do so much for you business that it’s worth putting extra effort into pursuing them. It may even be worth it to give your product away to certain people! Tastemakers, influencers, and…
MBA823 The #1 Growth Hack That Has Helped Me
Nov 30, 2016 • 12 min
Growth is always the goal, and the Internet is full of tips on how to achieve it. Of all the tricks, hints and hacks, there’s been one piece of advice that’s done more for our business than any other. It’s broad, but actionable. It takes some practice,…
MBA822 Can You Build a Successful Business Alone? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 29, 2016 • 11 min
Business is usually a team sport. But can a lone wolf be successful? In this popular archived episode, we discussed solopreneurship, its advantages, and its limits. Committing to a one-man or woman operation has its up sides, but it may require redefining…
MBA821 Guest Teacher: Stephen Warley- 4 Steps to Get Unstuck in Business
Nov 28, 2016 • 15 min
We all get stuck, in business and in life. When you’ve hit an obstacle or plateau, what can you do? What’s the best course of action when you can’t see a course of action? Today, special guest teacher Stephen Warley helps us get over the hump. Warley has…
MBA820 Q&A Weekends: How do I get more people to show up to my webinars?
Nov 26, 2016 • 12 min
Webinars are one of the most powerful tools for connecting with your audience. So how can you make sure people show up to yours? That’s what one listener wants to know for this week’s Q&A Weekend session. We discuss the best strategies for advertising…
MBA819 Q&A Weekends: I want to partner with someone in their business. How do I approach them? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 26, 2016 • 10 min
Doing it alone works for some, but not everyone is cut out to be a solopreneur. For today’s Q&A Weekend session, we’re rebroadcasting a classic episode in which one listener asked how to approach a potential business partner. We discussed how to identify…
MBA818 Why Google Alerts Are So Important Plus Free Ride Friday!
Nov 25, 2016 • 13 min
Keeping your finger on the pulse of the market can be tricky. What if there was a way to know what’s being said about your industry (and your business specifically) as soon as it’s said? Welcome to Google Alerts! This vital tool lets you stay engaged with…
MBA817 How to Craft an Effective Newsletter For Your Subscribers [REBROADCAST]
Nov 24, 2016 • 13 min
If you’re not emailing, you’re not marketing. That’s why we dedicated this archived episode to crafting the best possible regular newsletters. With humor, honesty, and creativity, you can send emails that customers want to read, not delete. More…
MBA816 Art That Can Help You & Your Business
Nov 23, 2016 • 11 min
Motivation matters. And sometimes the best motivation can be an inspiring piece of art, be it a film, a book, or in our case, a painting! Today we discuss how great art can make you a better entrepreneur, and how one renowned piece helps keep us here at…
MBA815 Is Co-Working a Good Choice for Your Business? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 22, 2016 • 14 min
The traditional office isn’t the only option for small businesses. While many work from home, more and more are choosing co-working spaces for the cost and convenience. But are they right for your business? We’ve used them ourselves, and in this archived…
MBA814 Guest Teacher: Stephen Kane- 5 Tips for Dealing with Disputes
Nov 21, 2016 • 16 min
Disputes happen, including the legal kind. That’s why we’ve brought today’s special guest teacher onto the show! Stephen Kane is a skilled small business attorney who’s seen every kind of legal kerfuffle an entrepreneur is likely to face. He stopped by to…
MBA813 Q&A Weekends: How do you know it’s time to let go a low performing employee?
Nov 20, 2016 • 10 min
Letting an employee go is almost never easy. But when someone isn’t adding the value you’re paying them for, it’s got to be done. For today’s Q&A session, we help one listener figure out when it’s time to say goodbye, and how to make sure it’s the right…
MBA812 Q&A Weekends: Do discounts or offers alienate past customers? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 19, 2016 • 11 min
Change is the nature of business. But when you make a change in pricing with a nice promotional discount, are you being unfair to the people who’ve already paid? That’s the question one listener asked in this archived episode, and we decided to…
MBA811 Is Sharing Your Business Journey Effective? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Nov 18, 2016 • 14 min
Sharing is caring, or so we’re often told by guidance counselors. But is there such a thing as too much sharing when it comes to your business? Today we take a look at entrepreneurs who let their audience in on the process, and strive to conceal as little…
MBA810 How to Make Decisions in Business [REBROADCAST]
Nov 17, 2016 • 14 min
Decision-making is one of the biggest obstacles for many new entrepreneurs. In fact, the decision to become an entrepreneur is intimidating enough! That’s why today’s archived episode is worth another listen. We’ve got a specific strategy for making…
MBA809 How Breaks In Your Day Can Help You Get More Done
Nov 16, 2016 • 13 min
Give yourself a break! Actually, give yourself several. That’s the lesson of today’s episode, and it’s not because we want you to relax. Taking strategically timed breaks doesn’t trade productivity for relief. It actually helps you do more! We discuss the…
MBA808 How to Budget for Your Business [REBROADCAST]
Nov 15, 2016 • 10 min
Many entrepreneurs aren’t business people at first. They’re just people with a skill or talent they want to monetize. That’s why episodes like this are so important, and why we decided to rebroadcast this one. Business budgeting is a learned skill, and it…
MBA807 Must Read: Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Nov 14, 2016 • 15 min
It’s Monday, and time for another great must-read book recommendation! This week’s author is one of the biggest names in sports, movies and politics— a true Renaissance entrepreneur whose dreams are the only things bigger than his pecs. Arnold…
MBA806 Q&A Weekends: How important is it to have an audience prior to launching your podcast show?
Nov 13, 2016 • 16 min
It’s time for another round of listener Q&A, and this time we’ve got a tough one! Podcasting is one of the best kinds of content marketing. But is it the “front line” of a great marketing strategy, or is it the result of one? Which comes first, the…
MBA805 Q&A Weekends: I want to start an online business but life gets in the way. How do I get started? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 12, 2016 • 12 min
It’s the weekend! That means we turn our attention to our listeners and their insightful questions. A while back, we were asked how it’s possible to start a business when all the distractions of life are present. This question was so relevant, and our…
MBA804 How to Stick to Client Deadlines Plus Free Ride Friday!
Nov 11, 2016 • 14 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! That means two things: one lucky listener gets a free subscription, and we’ve got a stellar podcast lined up! Today we discuss how to meet deadlines in your work. Staying on schedule can be absolutely, deal-breakingly vital to…
MBA803 How to Identify Your Strengths and Use Them [REBROADCAST]
Nov 10, 2016 • 11 min
Everyone has strengths. Often we’re taught to focus on improving our weaknesses, but what if we simply “doubled down” on the things we’re best at? That’s the topic of today’s archived episode. Finding out what you absolutely rock at is the key to…
MBA802 How to Run a Successful Email Promotion
Nov 9, 2016 • 14 min
Here at The $100 MBA, we believe that email is still one of the most powerful, effective marketing tools your business can have in its arsenal. Emails can’t be ignored, even if it’s only to delete them! So what steps can you take to make your promotional…
MBA801 How to Manage Frustration in Your Business [REBROADCAST]
Nov 8, 2016 • 10 min
Feeling frustrated? We definitely know what that can be like! Today we’re rebroadcasting an important episode about how anger can derail your performance as an entrepreneur. Red tape, endless bureaucracy, and unexpected disappointments are part of the…
MBA800 SPECIAL: #100MBAStories Celebration!
Nov 7, 2016 • 18 min
Welcome to the 800th episode of The $100 MBA Show! It’s been a long road, and today we’re celebrating with a special episode dedicated to all our listeners. So many audience members have benefitted from this podcast that we’ve invited them to share their…
MBA799 Q&A Weekends: How much time do I need to know if my blog is working?
Nov 6, 2016 • 13 min
It’s Sunday, and we’ve got another fantastic question for Q&A Weekend! Consistent blogging establishes credibility, maintains a relationship to your audience, and (maybe best of all) helps your website climb the search engine rankings. But how do you know…
MBA798 Q&A Weekends: Do product launches work? If so, why? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 5, 2016 • 10 min
Are product launches an effective sales tool, or just hype? It’s Q&A Weekend, and one listener wants to know. Capitalizing on the sheer newness of a product can be a valid strategy, but only when it’s done with finesse. We discuss the positive effect a…
MBA797 How to Plan Your Next Year PT2 Plus Free Ride Friday!
Nov 4, 2016 • 16 min
2017 is around the corner. Time to get ready! Today we air Part 2 of our 2 part series on planning out your whole business year, from start to finish. We discuss how to prioritize your business needs and choose the specific goals that will have the…
MBA796 Is Upselling Scammy? [REBROADCAST]
Nov 3, 2016 • 11 min
Upselling: everyone from waiters to electronics sales people do it. But is it ethical? Is it a trick? Is it a way of manipulating a customer into spending money they shouldn’t? We think that’s up to you! Today we discuss the right ways and the wrong ways…
MBA795 How to Plan Your Next Year PT1
Nov 2, 2016 • 14 min
New Year’s is only 2 months away. Why does that matter? Because NOW is the time to start planning 2017! We believe that mapping out the whole year in advance is the most efficient (and motivating) technique you can use. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.…
MBA794 The 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Affiliate Marketing [REBROADCAST]
Nov 1, 2016 • 12 min
If you’re thinking about affiliate marketing, this is the podcast you need to hear! Affiliate marketing can be useful (and profitable), but it comes with a unique set of pitfalls. Doing it too much or with the wrong partners can risk your brand and the…
MBA793 Must Read: Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Oct 31, 2016 • 14 min
It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow up to one of the most influential books on business! Robert Cialdini’s Influence made a splash when it was published in the 80’s. Now, Pre-Suasion delves even further into the psychology of persuasion. Using…
MBA792 Q&A Weekends: How many pages do you recommend your ebook to be?
Oct 30, 2016 • 10 min
Another weekend, another great question from the audience! For today’s Q&A, we respond to a listener who wants to know how long an e-book should be. The answer depends on the goals of the book. From promotional freemiums whose value lies in what the…
MBA791 Q&A Weekends: You’ve had physical and online businesses. Which one do you prefer and why? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 29, 2016 • 12 min
It’s the weekend once again- time for some listener Q&A! Today, one audience member asks whether online or offline businesses are preferable. We’ve operated both, and we definitely have a favorite. More importantly, one is far more accessible to new…
MBA790 The 4 Worst Pricing Mistakes You Can Make Plus Free Ride Friday!
Oct 28, 2016 • 15 min
Pricing can be a tricky subject. It makes many entrepreneurs nervous. How much is too much? Too little? On today’s episode we’ve got the answers. We discuss price-setting policies that make sense for your business (and no one else’s). Plus, we help you…
MBA789 Overwhelmed? Where and How to Start Your New Business Part 3 [REBROADCAST]
Oct 27, 2016 • 10 min
Welcome to the third and final installment of our classic archived series on starting a new business! Parts 1 and 2 covered the basics of determining the nature of your business and setting it up. In Part 3, we discuss how to “onboard” your first…
MBA788 Four Things You Can Learn From Samsung’s Note 7 Disaster
Oct 26, 2016 • 14 min
Is there a better skill in business than overcoming and learning from mistakes? For an extreme recent example, we need to look no further than Samsung and their flaming phone debacle. When Galaxy Note 7’s started bursting into flame, many assumed the…
MBA787 Overwhelmed? Where and How to Start Your New Business Part 2 [REBROADCAST]
Oct 25, 2016 • 12 min
We’re back with the second edition of our classic series from the archives! Starting your first new business is tough. In fact, it may be the hardest part! Fortunately, we’ve got actionable steps that anyone can follow. Cut through the mountains of…
MBA786 Guest Teachers: Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez – 4 Tips to Communicating Change to Your Team
Oct 24, 2016 • 12 min
A change is gon’ come. But how should you address it with your employees? Today’s special guest teachers are here to tell us just that. Nancy Duarte and Pattie Sanchez are the co-authors of Illuminate, a comprehensive guide to inspiring communication.…
MBA785 Q&A Weekends: There are so many choices. How did you choose the business you run? How do I choose mine?
Oct 23, 2016 • 14 min
You’re ready to start an independent business, but deciding what kind can be incredibly tough! Today’s listener Q&A brings us the first question every entrepreneur has to answer: What business am I going into? Narrowing the huge variety of choices down to…
MBA784 Q&A Weekends: I got a couple of comments that were horribly rude on my blog. Should I take these nasty comments with validity? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 22, 2016 • 11 min
Hate is the price of success. The more your business grows, the more critics you’ll have to deal with. While many may be constructive and helpful, there’ll always be the trolls, the haters, and the misanthropes. In this classic Q&A episode, we helped one…
MBA783 How to Offer an Online Coaching Program Plus Free Ride Friday!
Oct 21, 2016 • 14 min
Programming, weightlifting, crochet, you name it- if you have a skill, you can monetize it! Online coaching services are a great way to turn your own knowledge and experience into profit. The best part? You don’t have to be an expert or a guru. You only…
MBA782 Overwhelmed? Where and How to Start Your New Business Part 1 [REBROADCAST]
Oct 20, 2016 • 12 min
You want to start a business, and you’ve done the research. Problem is, there’s just too much information to sort through! When you’re overwhelmed by the amount of decisions to be made to get your business running, it’s important to take it step by step.…
MBA781 How To Make Big Decisions
Oct 19, 2016 • 12 min
Big decisions can be intimidating. How can we take the stress- and the indecision- out of the process? There are ways! We’ve got some specific strategies to systematize your decision-making. By following these guidelines, you can make big, scary decisions…
MBA780 How To Know If Your Business is Not Right For You [REBROADCAST]
Oct 18, 2016 • 11 min
There’s no such thing as success if your heart’s not in it. We’ve learned that the hard way ourselves. So how can you know when the business you’re in isn’t suited to you? In this classic episode from our early archives, we discuss the signs that your…
MBA779 Must Read: Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei
Oct 17, 2016 • 13 min
We should be smart about how we schedule our week and our month. But how smart are we when it comes to scheduling our day? This week’s must-read offers a whole new perspective on time management and getting the most out of your day. Manage Your Day-To-Day…
MBA778 Q&A Weekends: Do I need to have affiliates for my next product launch?
Oct 16, 2016 • 9 min
It’s the weekend, and that means another great question from the audience. Today we’ve got a listener who wants to know if taking on affiliates is the best way to go when launching a new product. We weight the ups and downs, discuss the alternatives, and…
MBA777 Q&A Weekends: My business is not doing well. Should I take out a personal loan? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 15, 2016 • 12 min
Today’s Q&A Weekend episode is a particularly serious one. That’s why we decided to bring it out of the archives and rebroadcast it for the benefit of all our listeners. A while back, one audience member asked if it was a good idea to take out a personal…
MBA776 Digital Products You Can Create for Less than $100 Plus Free Ride Friday!
Oct 14, 2016 • 15 min
Happy FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! We’ve got a fantastic episode for anyone looking to jump-start their entrepreneurial career the only way we recommend: by getting in there and selling something! With very little capital, anyone can create valuable products that…
MBA775 Four Things to Avoid When Dealing with Customers [REBROADCAST]
Oct 13, 2016 • 12 min
What keeps customers loyal? What inspires them to bring more customers your way? Keeping the people who pay your bills happy takes some mindfulness. It also takes a conscious effort to avoid the slip-ups that plague so many inexperienced business people.…
MBA774 How to Build Relationships with Sponsors
Oct 12, 2016 • 11 min
Sponsors aren’t just sugar daddies there to pay the bills in exchange for exposure. Ideally, they’re your partners in serving your audience. Today we discuss how sponsorship shouldn’t just be a transaction. It should be a relationship. Like any…
MBA773 Knowing When To Quit [REBROADCAST]
Oct 11, 2016 • 12 min
Are you a quitter? Depending on the context, that might not be a bad thing! Giving up on what clearly doesn’t work allows you to focus on what does. While determination is an essential ingredient in entrepreneurship, clinging to a sinking ship is more…
MBA772 Guest Teacher: Shama Hyder- Facebook Live and the Impact it Can Have on Your Business
Oct 10, 2016 • 14 min
Facebook Live is here! Today, we’ve got a special guest teacher to tell you exactly how you can take advantage of it. Shama Hyder is the woman behind marketingzen.com, and she knows a thing or two about content. She’s also convinced that Facebook Live…
MBA771 Q&A Weekends: What options do I have for video content?
Oct 9, 2016 • 12 min
It’s easier than ever to produce and feature video content. But how can we add a little variety? That’s the question behind today’s listener Q&A, and we’ve got lots of answers. From live feeds to narration to animation, there’s lots of ways to spice up…
MBA770 Q&A Weekends: Should I start my business around a passion or a skill? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 8, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and we’ve unearthed a classic episode from the archives that bears rebroadcasting! So many people are encouraged to “follow their passion” in business, but is that really the way to go? One listener seemed a little suspicious, and…
MBA769 Build Your Email List Before It’s Too Late! Free Ride Friday!
Oct 7, 2016 • 13 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! And have we got an important episode for you! We’d like to think we know a thing or two about marketing. If there’s one key to successful marketing, one fundamental ingredient that no business can afford to neglect, it’s the email…
MBA768 Can You Hustle Too Hard? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 6, 2016 • 11 min
Business is a marathon, not a sprint! Sometimes, when we move too fast and push too hard, the effect is counterproductive. We addressed this very problem on the podcast over a year ago. Now we’re bringing the episode back for those who haven’t heard it,…
MBA767 How to Deliver Bad News To Customers
Oct 5, 2016 • 12 min
Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. And sometimes, it negatively affects your customers. When you’ve got bad news for the people that support your business, how should you break it to them? From small businesses like ours to giant companies like…
MBA766 Can You Grow Too Fast? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 4, 2016 • 9 min
Sometimes a lesson is so good it’s worth hearing again! Today we’re bringing you this classic from the archives, as it was no longer available to newer listeners. It’s a fundamental lesson on something that we often forget to look out for: growing too…
MBA765 Must Read: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Oct 3, 2016 • 16 min
It’s Monday, and we’ve got a top-shelf must-read for all the budding entrepreneurs out there. Shoe Dog is the autobiography of Phil Knight, founder of Nike. Today, Nike is arguably the most successful sporting goods producer worldwide- but it didn’t get…
MBA764 Q&A Weekends: I’m new to Facebook Ads. How much should I spend at the start?
Oct 2, 2016 • 11 min
Facebook ads are effective, but they’re not cheap. So how much should a new advertiser spend? That’s the question we’re asked for today’s listener Q&A, and we’ve got the answer. By keeping the right advertising goals in mind, you can truly get your…
MBA763 Q&A Weekends: Affiliate offers- How much is too much for my subscribers? [REBROADCAST]
Oct 1, 2016 • 12 min
Ask, and you shall receive! It’s Q&A Weekend, and that means we’re here to field whatever questions our listeners have. Today, one listener asks about affiliate marketing. How much can you do before you start to alienate your own customers? It’s a tricky…
MBA762 How to Increase Profit Instantly Plus Free Ride Friday!
Sep 30, 2016 • 14 min
Believe it: you can increase your profits any time you want. We do it in our business a few times a year, simply because we can. There’s no mysterious secret behind it, just a simple, effective, actionable approach to saving money. And the more your…
MBA761 Five Business Secrets I Learned From Steve Jobs [REBROADCAST]
Sep 29, 2016 • 12 min
Today on The $100 MBA Show, we reach back into the archives for one of our best episodes, only available here. As aspiring entrepreneurs, we can all look up to Steve Jobs, the controversial, legendary businessman behind Apple. The bold decisions he made…
MBA760 What is Twitch & Can it Help Market Your Business?
Sep 28, 2016 • 12 min
There’s a web service out there that’s more popular than Facebook, more popular than YouTube, and has access to a massive market of informed, passionate consumers. What if you could market through this platform? Guess what…you can! It’s called Twitch, and…
MBA759 Don’t Get Scammed! What to Look Out For When Buying Business Products. [REBROADCAST]
Sep 27, 2016 • 12 min
The scammers are out there! On an Internet where anyone can sell anything, there’s bound to be a few unscrupulous actors. So how can you tell what business products are bupkus? We discussed that very question a while back, and the episode was so helpful…
MBA758 Guest Teacher: Jeremiah Miller- Do Less, Lead More: How To Go From Manager To Leader
Sep 26, 2016 • 16 min
What does leadership really look like? Some think that it means being in the trenches with your employees and leading from the front lines. Today’s special guest teacher begs to differ! Jeremiah Miller is an expert in cultivating leadership, and he’s here…
MBA757 Q&A Weekends: How do I deal with haters on social media?
Sep 25, 2016 • 9 min
The haters are out there! Today for Q&A Weekend, we advise a listener on the art of handling online jerks. While the impulse to defend your business is understandable, it’s also important not to waste time on pointless confrontations. We discuss the right…
MBA756 Q&A Weekends: What hardware & software do you recommend for a new podcaster?
Sep 24, 2016 • 12 min
Today on The $100 MBA Show Q&A Weekend, it’s time to talk tech! We’ve got a listener who’s just getting ready to jump into the podcast game, and he wants to know what hardware and software we recommend. Getting these things right is crucial to the quality…
MBA755 What is Reddit and How Can it Help Your Business? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Sep 23, 2016 • 10 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Besides a free subscription for one listener, we’re offering everyone a crash course in how to use the popular site Reddit to promote your business. Reddit is not a sales site, and it’s no place to push your product directly. But…
MBA754 Are You Thinking Enough?
Sep 22, 2016 • 10 min
In business, there’s always something to be doing. But why are you doing it? Today we discuss the need to slow down, stop, and think about your business, its goals, and the motivations that move your business forward. Thinking may not seem like doing…
MBA753 In-Person Sales Techniques
Sep 21, 2016 • 14 min
In business, everyone has to sell. Having the skills to make a sale in person (even if your business is online) is invaluable and necessary. At some point, we’ve all got to convince someone of the value of our product- to their face. That’s why today’s…
MBA752 The Best Service To Use To Sell Tickets for Your Live Event
Sep 20, 2016 • 10 min
Getting ready to host a live event? Today’s episode is all about the ticketing! We break down 3 of the best options for ticket sales and processing for every event size and budget. From small Masterminds to huge conferences, we’ve got services to meet…
MBA751 Must Read: Start Small, Stay Small by Rob Walling
Sep 19, 2016 • 9 min
Today’s must-read for the entrepreneur is as short as it is sweet! Rob Walling is one of the foremost experts in micropreneurship, and his book Start Small, Stay Small is a testament to the power of little things. By focusing on marketing hard to a…
MBA750 Q&A Weekends: How do I start promoting my product with no email list?
Sep 18, 2016 • 10 min
You’ve got the product, but you don’t have the audience. How can you start pushing when you’ve got no one to push to? For today’s listener Q&A, we explain how to get in front of an audience that’s already there. With the right kind of networking, you can…
MBA749 Q&A Weekends: How long did it take you to go from learner to entrepreneur?
Sep 17, 2016 • 11 min
It’s the weekend, and that means we turn to our fantastic listeners for a little Q&A! Today, one audience member wants to know how host Omar went from being a learner to being a full-fledged entrepreneur himself. The answer reveals some valuable lessons…
MBA748 Why Sales Are Suffering in Your Business. Plus Free Ride Friday!
Sep 16, 2016 • 15 min
Happy FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! When sales are in a slump, the first step to take is diagnosing the problem. It might mean facing some uncomfortable realities, but your business deserves the truth! Today, we discuss why sales decline, and how improving your…
MBA747 Take The Writing Challenge & See Your Traffic Grow
Sep 15, 2016 • 13 min
If you want to attract an audience, you’ve got to write. Great content is the heart of marketing, and writing is the heart of great content. Honing your writing skills and being consistently productive is the best way to build your reputation and grow…
MBA746 Five Reasons Customer Surveys Fail
Sep 14, 2016 • 12 min
It’s a universal rule: know your customers. Surveys are the primary method used to determine what customers like and don’t like about a business, and how it can be improved. But surveys can be misleading. In fact, they can even paint a false picture! In…
MBA745 Does Your Business Matter?
Sep 13, 2016 • 11 min
Is your business worth it? Is it having an impact commensurate with the effort you’re putting in? Asking yourself the tough questions is key to staying motivated and finding the way forward. That’s why we’re sharing 8 questions that cut to the heart of…
MBA744 Guest Teacher: John Pope- Lessons Learned From Bootstrapping a Business
Sep 12, 2016 • 18 min
Building a business is hard, but building a business from nothing? That’s a special kind of challenge. Today’s guest teacher, John Pope, knows a little something about that. As a founder of Jive, he built a $100 million company with zero industry…
MBA743 Q&A Weekends: You seem to have a lot of determination. Where do you get that?
Sep 11, 2016 • 12 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and today’s question is a personal one Omar is happy to answer. One listener wants to know about the sources of his personal drive and determination. He reflects on how his backstory keeps him grounded, how knowing how good he has it…
MBA742 Q&A Weekends: Should I add tax to my prices or absorb it in the asking price?
Sep 10, 2016 • 8 min
It’s the weekend, and that means Q&A! Today, we field a very specific question about tax policy: is it better to fold applicable taxes into the original asking price, or to itemize taxes at checkout as a separate charge? The answer is complicated to say…
MBA741 Strategies for When You’re Not Sure What to Work On. Plus Free Ride Friday!
Sep 9, 2016 • 11 min
Happy FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Entrepreneurs have to make their own schedules and set their own tasks. Sometimes, knowing what to do next can be as tough a challenge as actually doing it! Today, we offer advice on what to do when you’re stuck between various…
MBA740 Are In-Person Masterminds Worth Going To?
Sep 8, 2016 • 11 min
Online Mastermind groups are a relatively easy way to learn potentially game-changing things from qualified peers. But are in-person Mastermind sessions worth the cost of time and travel? Having been to a few of these, I can tell you what to look for,…
MBA739 Four Instant Growth Challenges You Can Do Today
Sep 7, 2016 • 12 min
Always be growing! As an entrepreneur, if you’re not developing your skills, you risk stagnating. That’s why today’s episode is all about the ways you can instantly challenge yourself. By trying any one of these exercises, you can activate your “growth…
MBA738 Choosing The Right Office Space
Sep 6, 2016 • 9 min
Location, location, location. We always hear that in reference to attracting customers, but what about the effect of location on you and your team? Today we discuss choosing the right environment for your business, and how the office space itself can be a…
MBA737 Must Read: Deep Work by Cal Newport
Sep 5, 2016 • 14 min
What does work mean to you? On today’s episode, we review another must-read book for the entrepreneur, Deep Work by Cal Newport. Newport’s philosophy really struck a chord with us, challenging us to rethink the value of our work. What may seem like…
MBA736 Q&A Weekends: Is Facebook Live a good marketing tool?
Sep 4, 2016 • 8 min
It’s time for some listener Q&A! Today we field a question about Facebook Live, the new (potential) marketing tool from the social media giant. Can it be useful in building your brand and pushing your product? We discuss how this new feature can best be…
MBA735 Q&A Weekends: How long does it take to create a website?
Sep 3, 2016 • 13 min
It’s the weekend, and that means listener Q&A! It’s a given that your small business should have a website. But how long will it take to get up and running? Depending on the business, you’ll have different needs- and different options for building a site…
MBA734 Can Big Purchases Save You Money? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Sep 2, 2016 • 13 min
Many people (often advertisers) advocate spending money on big purchases, arguing that it ultimately saves the money you won’t have to spend in the future. But is it valid, or just a sales trick? Today we discuss all the ways laying out big cash really…
MBA733 Four Ways To Grow Your Business While Commuting
Sep 1, 2016 • 14 min
Many people see their commute as a painful chore. But it’s an opportunity! The time you spend on the train, on foot or in the car is time you can convert to results for your business. Today we discuss all the ways you can safely utilize that extra hour or…
MBA732 How to Motivate Your Team When Money is Tight
Aug 31, 2016 • 12 min
Let’s face it: the money isn’t always there. So how can a business leader motivate the team when there’s no room in the budget for financial inducements? As it turns out, money isn’t the only way to light a fire under your employees. In fact, it may not…
MBA731 5 Killer Presentation Secrets
Aug 30, 2016 • 12 min
Good presentations are never accidents. Whether it’s public speaking, a webinar, or even a video, your presentation game has to be strong in order to make conversions. Today we share 5 secrets that can turn you into the presenter your business needs.…
MBA730 Guest Teacher: Ari Meisel – The Three D’s Decision Matrix and Inbox Zero
Aug 29, 2016 • 14 min
Today we welcome special guest teacher Ari Meisel. Meisel is the fella behind lessdoing.com as well as several other resources for maximizing productivity through personal efficiency. He’s here to give us an incredible technique for slicing through your…
MBA729 Q&A Weekends: I want to start a business but I’m in debt. Any advice?
Aug 28, 2016 • 12 min
Welcome to another round of Q&A with our fantastic listeners! Today’s question comes from an audience member in a fairly common predicament: he wants to start a business, but he’s in debt. Can it be pulled off? Fortunately, there are ways to start a small…
MBA728 Q&A Weekends: How do you handle your fear of failure?
Aug 27, 2016 • 15 min
Fear is universal. So is failure. Anyone who claims not to fear failure isn’t being honest with themselves. For today’s Q&A, we respond to one listener’s request for advice on handling their fear. We’ve got some great tips and techniques on developing the…
MBA727 When is The Best Time To Take a Break? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Aug 26, 2016 • 16 min
Taking a break is good for you, and it’s good for business. But what should your break look like? How long should it last? And when is the best time for it? There are good times and not-so-good times to step away from work, and choosing the right ones can…
MBA726 Why Being Everywhere Can Hurt You
Aug 25, 2016 • 14 min
Trying to dominate the Internet by conquering every social media platform? Stop! Being all over the web might seem like the way to earn business, but it’s really stretching yourself too thin. Today, we discuss the smarter online marketing strategy, and…
MBA725 Dealing with Failed Recurring Charges
Aug 24, 2016 • 13 min
If you run a SaaS or other business with recurring charges, you know what a pain it can be when payments fail. Over time, the cost of failed payments can really add up! That’s why it’s important to have tools and systems in place to deal effectively (and…
MBA724 Can You Really Set Your Business on Auto-Pilot?
Aug 23, 2016 • 12 min
There’s a lot of talk about “passive income” and the ability to make money without having to work all the time. But is it real? Can you build a business and then let it run itself? Today, we discuss the reality behind passive income, and why even the most…
MBA723 Must Read: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Aug 22, 2016 • 12 min
Why do small businesses fail? Today’s must-read book for the entrepreneur answers that question. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber deconstructs the old entrepreneurial formulas and replaces them with a new outlook on small business growth. It lays…
MBA722 Q&A Weekends: How did you decide on the ticket price of your live event?
Aug 21, 2016 • 9 min
So much goes into producing a great live business event. So much value is on offer to attendees. So how is the price of a ticket decided? We like to think that our own event, WebinarNinja Live, was a great value for the money. A lot of careful thought…
MBA721 Q&A Weekends: How do you dress for a webinar?
Aug 20, 2016 • 11 min
It’s the weekend, so it must be time for some Q&A! Today we’ve got a question about webinars. It’s not a software question, or even a content question. It’s about what to wear! Presenting yourself in a way that’s both professional and genuine to your…
MBA720 Five Lessons Learned Running a Software Business Plus Free Ride Friday!
Aug 19, 2016 • 14 min
Running a software business comes with a unique set of challenges. It also requires some unique skills to be successful. Our software company, WebinarNinja, has been up and running for a few years now, so we decided to let other budding entrepreneurs…
MBA719 Four Signs You Are Actively Leading Your Team
Aug 18, 2016 • 12 min
You may be a business owner, but are you a business leader? It’s vital that someone play the role of Captain, and play it well. While some business owners are uncomfortable with the idea of leadership, it’s important to remember that it’s not just about…
MBA718 The Advantages & Disadvantages of Serving a Beginners Market
Aug 17, 2016 • 13 min
When your business is about helping people learn a new skill, there are some unique factors to consider. Beginners, no matter what it is they’re beginning, have certain needs. Serving them also has certain advantages. Knowing your customers is the best…
MBA717 How to Prune Your Email List
Aug 16, 2016 • 13 min
Believe it or not, your email list can be too big. As your business grows, it’s important to focus on the quality of your subscribers, not just the quantity! Sending emails that are never opened is a waste of money on your end, and a hassle on theirs. By…
MBA716 Must Read: Web Marketing That Works by Adam Franklin & Toby Jenkins
Aug 15, 2016 • 12 min
With so many different ways to market your product online, actually creating a consistent marketing strategy can be tough. That’s where this week’s must-read book comes in! Web Marketing That Works by Adam Franklin and Toby Jenkins doesn’t just show you…
MBA715 Q&A Weekends: Do you ever refuse service to customers? When and why?
Aug 14, 2016 • 11 min
Values are the heart of any good business. Sometimes, upholding those values means refusing to do business with certain customers. For today’s listener Q&A, we describe the times (and the reasons) we chose to refuse service. The circumstances varied, but…
MBA714 Q&A Weekends: How do you record your podcast when traveling?
Aug 13, 2016 • 8 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and today’s question is a technical one: how do we podcast on the road? The answer is…we try not to! When we have to, though, there are a few tips and tricks that can make the job easier. We also share some recommendations for podcasting…
MBA713 Why Take a Social Media Break Plus Free Ride Friday!
Aug 12, 2016 • 12 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Today, we advocate for a difficult, controversial practice: taking breaks from social media. Yes, even business people should step away from Facebook, Instagram, and the all the rest once in a while. While social media presence is…
MBA712 Are Online Summits Worth Creating?
Aug 11, 2016 • 12 min
Online summits can be a fantastic way to bring an audience together and network with industry leaders. Ultimately, hosting one drastically boost your outreach. But what makes a successful summit? When is it really worth the time and effort required to put…
MBA711 Are your prices too low?
Aug 10, 2016 • 10 min
Many independent business people balk at the idea of raising prices. Will it scare off new customers? Will it drive away old ones? Lower prices attract more business, right? Not always. Today, we go over 6 signs that your prices are too low, and that…
MBA710 Positioning Your Business in a Noisy Marketplace
Aug 9, 2016 • 11 min
You’ve got your product. But what’s your position? Standing out in a crowded marketplace with noisy competitors requires more than just the right product. It requires the right philosophy, the right stance, and a unique appeal to a specific set of…
MBA709 Must Read: Ego is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Aug 8, 2016 • 15 min
Is your ego getting in the way of your success? Probably! Even if you’re not overtly egotistical, remember that all of us have to overcome ourselves. That’s the topic of today’s incredible must-read for the entrepreneur, Ego is the Enemy. The author, Ryan…
MBA708 Q&A Weekends: I hate my customers. Should I sell my business?
Aug 7, 2016 • 14 min
Every business owner has customers they love, and customers they…well, don’t. For today’s listener Q&A, we advise one entrepreneur who is so fed up with awful customers that he’s considering selling the business! We explore the reasons annoying customers…
MBA707 Q&A Weekends: Do you ever speak at events for free or do you have a minimum fee?
Aug 6, 2016 • 9 min
It’s the weekend, and that means more listener Q&A! Today, one audience member wants to know if our loveable host Omar ever does free speaking engagements, or if there’s a minimum fee to get the man himself on stage. As an experienced speaker who’s worked…
MBA706 Steps to Improving Your Product P1 Plus Free Ride Friday!
Aug 5, 2016 • 15 min
Happy FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Today’s episode is an exciting first. It’s Part I of a recurring series on a topic so important, we need a few podcasts to cover it! That topic is product improvement. When it comes to perfecting your product (no matter what kind…
MBA705 How Much Selling Do You Need To Do In Your Business?
Aug 4, 2016 • 12 min
Love your business, love your product, love your customers, but hate selling? You’re not the only one! Today we discuss exactly how much selling an entrepreneur needs to do. The twist? Selling doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it shouldn’t be! Click…
MBA704 How to Defend Your Business On Social Media
Aug 3, 2016 • 11 min
Haters are everywhere, but social media seems to be the haters’ true paradise. So what should you do when the online peanut gallery starts hurling invective your way? Today we discuss how to shut down the worst offenders, professionally and effectively.…
MBA703 How to Create Effective Thank You Pages
Aug 2, 2016 • 12 min
Thank you! It’s a simple phrase, but your Thank You Page (or Confirmation Page) needs to say so much more! Today, we discuss everything that page needs to be and do. It’s a crucial part of the onboarding process that should move your customer to the next…
MBA702 Guest Teacher: Kary Oberbrunner- How to Turn your Book into 7 Additional Streams of Income
Aug 1, 2016 • 14 min
Once again, it’s time for a stellar lesson from a stellar guest teacher! Today we’re visited by Kary Oberbrunner, an expert in the art of turning writing into revenue. He’s not here to teach you how to write a book, or even how to sell one. He’s here to…
MBA701 Q&A Weekends: What are your thoughts on investing in a $2000 online course?
Jul 31, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and today we’ve got a question about some seemingly high-priced online courses. Is $2k too much to spend on a course? The answer depends on several factors. We discuss the signs of a course that’s worth it, red flags common to courses…
MBA700 Q&A Weekends: How much time do you spend on SEO in your business?
Jul 30, 2016 • 9 min
Welcome to our 700th episode, and another round of Q&A! Today, we’re asked how much time we spend on our SEO. For those who don’t know, Search Engine Optimization is everything you do to climb the Google rankings. But is it actually possible to manipulate…
MBA699 Should You Sponsor an Event? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jul 29, 2016 • 11 min
Live events are a great opportunity for presenters and audience members. But are they great opportunities for sponsors? In this episode, we discuss the benefits of event sponsorship, and how to know which events represent the best likely return on your…
MBA698 How Much Time Does it Take to Be Profitable?
Jul 28, 2016 • 12 min
Success requires delayed gratification. But how much delay is acceptable? Many go into business resigned to not profiting for months or years. How long is too long? Our answer may surprise you. Today, we discuss the problem with the waiting game, and why…
MBA697 How to Filter for Superstars When Hiring
Jul 27, 2016 • 13 min
You want to hire the best. We all do. So how can you sift through the crowd and find the real keepers? There is a way! Several ways, actually, and we use them for all our businesses. Our practical, actionable techniques make the application process an…
MBA696 The First 3 Positions You Should Hire For as a Solopreneur
Jul 26, 2016 • 10 min
No one does business alone- even solopreneurs. If you’re starting up all by your lonesome, success will eventually require you to bring in some outside help. Today, we discuss the first three people you should look for. Adding the right skill sets to your…
MBA695 Must Read: Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Jul 25, 2016 • 13 min
Get ready: today’s must-read is one of the single best books ever written about business! Peter Thiel is one of the founding members of the “PayPal Mafia,” the legendary group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs whose influence is still being felt. His book…
MBA694 Q&A Weekends: How can I scale my coaching business?
Jul 24, 2016 • 10 min
Another weekend, another poignant question from a listener! Today, we’re asked how it’s possible for an independent coach to scale their business up. How can one person expand their reach to a whole living’s worth of clients? There is a way, and we’re…
MBA693 Q&A Weekends: How did you come up with the name The $100 MBA?
Jul 23, 2016 • 10 min
What’s in a name? That’s the topic of this week’s listener Q&A, with one loyal audience member wondering how we came up with this whole “$100 MBA” thing. Our name reflects our mission, and so should the name of your business. Listen in to hear how we took…
MBA692 Are You Playing Business or Doing Business? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jul 22, 2016 • 13 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! We’ve got another great podcast today, and this one packs a punch! Are you serious about your business? Are you really taking the steps- and the risks- necessary to move forward? So many of us are afraid to really commit because…
MBA691 Do Different and Get Different
Jul 21, 2016 • 12 min
Change it up! That’s one thing you can’t be afraid to do. To reinvigorate your business, you’ve got to be willing to abandon the same-old, same-old and take a new direction…even when it’s scary. We’ve had to learn the hard way ourselves that in order to…
MBA690 Use Stories and Never Be Ignored
Jul 20, 2016 • 12 min
It’s a crowded marketplace, and you need to be heard. So what’s the best way to cut through the noise? Storytelling. Stories are the language of learning, so using narrative is a great way to reach your audience. It’s worked for business people the world…
MBA689 Stop Complaining. You Can’t Afford It.
Jul 19, 2016 • 12 min
Stop complaining! Seriously, folks. It drains time and energy, and worst of all: it doesn’t create solutions! Today’s episode is all about the detrimental effects of complaining, whining, and otherwise opining about what you should be changing. We discuss…
MBA688 Guest Teacher: Matt Giovanisci- How to Create Original and Engaging Landing Pages
Jul 18, 2016 • 14 min
Break out the good linens, because we’ve got a special guest! Today’s lesson comes courtesy of Matt Giovanisci, the self-made entrepreneur behind Swimuniversity.com and Moneylab.co. He’s here to give us the honest dish about landing pages. His approach…
MBA687 Q&A Weekends: Do you ever wake up & not want to do what you do? How do you overcome that?
Jul 17, 2016 • 11 min
Today’s listener Q&A is all about motivation! One of our audience members wonders if I ever wake up and just plain don’t feel like handling business. The answer is a firm YES! Today, I discuss how I motivate myself to push on when work really feels…
MBA686 Q&A Weekends: How do you organize your day dude?
Jul 16, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and today’s listener question is one I hear kind of a lot: How on Earth do I organize my day? I’m a busy guy with multiple projects and products in motion, so scheduling myself efficiently is paramount. Today I share my basic routine,…
MBA685 When Should You Hire an Accountant? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jul 15, 2016 • 13 min
As our business grows, we have to (get to!) decide which responsibilities we’re ready to hand off to new team members. So when is the right time to put an accountant on the payroll? Knowing why you should is the key to knowing when you should. Today, we…
MBA684 Is Business About Having the Perfect Idea?
Jul 14, 2016 • 13 min
Many of us think that real entrepreneurial success depends on having a groundbreaking, dynamite original idea. But what if that’s not the case? Spoiler alert: it’s not! Implementation, innovation, and the ability to make ideas work is what counts. Today,…
MBA683 The Advantages of Drip-Feeding Content
Jul 13, 2016 • 14 min
Take it slow! Bombarding your customers with content might seem like giving more, but it’s counterproductive for both of you. Today we discuss why drip-feeding your content in manageable, digestible bites is the best way to give your customers the…
MBA682 Is it OK to Delay Launch Day?
Jul 12, 2016 • 10 min
Sometimes, not everything goes according to plan. When you’re faced with unexpected last-minute hurdles, is it ok to delay the launch of a product, service, or whole business? What effect does this have on sales? Today we discuss the right time to delay,…
MBA681 Must Read: Beyond Trying by Mike Vardy
Jul 11, 2016 • 11 min
Today’s episode is another super-informative, wildly helpful must-read book for the entrepreneur! Mike Vardy is a best-selling author, fellow podcaster, and founder of Productivityist. His short e-book Beyond Trying is a bite-sized master-class in…
MBA680 Q&A Weekends: How did you come up with the pricing for your SaaS, WebinarNinja?
Jul 10, 2016 • 11 min
It’s Q&A Weekend, and today’s listener query is about prices! Specifically, how did we decide what to charge for our SaaS, Webinar Ninja? SaaS pricing can be tricky, with prices ranging wildly from service to service. Finding the sweet spot in terms of…
MBA679 Q&A Weekends: What are the advantages of paying a monthly subscription to Leadpages VS a one-time fee plug-in?
Jul 9, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Q&A Weekends, and thanks to one listener we’re faced with a choice: Leadpages or a Wordpress plug-in? One requires a one-time fee, and the other is a monthly subscription. But which is best for your business? Both approaches have their ups and downs,…
MBA678 Five Tips to Killer Screen Cast Tutorials Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jul 8, 2016 • 11 min
When it comes to sales and customer onboarding, few things are as useful as a well-made screencast tutorial! If you’re unsure how to make the best ones possible, we’ve got good news- it’s easier than ever! You just have to have the right tools and basic…
MBA677 Creating Consistency in Your Customer’s Experience
Jul 7, 2016 • 10 min
Consistency is key, in business as in life. Today, we discuss how to create the consistency in your customers’ experience that will keep them around for the long term. Consistency breeds familiarity, and familiarity breeds trust. By keeping it simple and…
MBA676 Metrics. What Do You Need To Track in Your 1st Year?
Jul 6, 2016 • 9 min
So many metrics, so little time. Good analytics is crucial to making sure your business is actually succeeding, but which numbers matter most? Today, we discuss which specific metrics are most important to track in the first year of your business. Every…
MBA675 Should You Accept Guest Posts on Your Blog?
Jul 5, 2016 • 8 min
As your blog grows, it’s going to attract the attention of more than just readers. Other bloggers will want to get a piece of the action and expose their talents to your audience. The question is: should you let them? There are pros and cons to doing so,…
MBA674 Guest Teacher: Chandler Bolt- How To Write Your First Book In One Week
Jul 4, 2016 • 13 min
Writing your first book can be such an intimidating prospect that most people don’t even consider it, let alone actually do it! But this week’s special guest teacher is here to show you just how doable it really is- in one week! That’s right, friends.…
MBA673 Q&A Weekends: How do I fight a charge back?
Jul 3, 2016 • 8 min
It’s the weekend, and that means Q&A! Today, one loyal listener needs advice on how to handle attempted charge-backs by banks. Sometimes, it’s a customer trying to force a refund after the return date. Sometimes, it’s just a misunderstanding. Whatever it…
MBA672 Q&A Weekends: I love your emails. Where do you find all those great GIF’s?
Jul 2, 2016 • 7 min
You gotta love gifs! They’re a great way to add some dazzle to your marketing, which is why we use them all the time. Today’s listener Q&A comes from someone who enjoys the gifs in our emails so much, he just had to know where we get them. We’ve got a…
MBA671 How to Avoid These 4 Common Small Mistakes Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jul 1, 2016 • 13 min
Is it just me, or is it FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!!? Today, we discuss 4 very common little mistakes that entrepreneurs make. They’re little enough to not be obvious, but big enough to have a negative impact on your business! Listen in, and find out how to avoid…
MBA670 What is Product Hunt? & How to Get On It
Jun 30, 2016 • 9 min
Looking for a way to get the word out on your product? Looking for the most honest possible feedback? Product Hunt may be right for you. Nope, they’re not a sponsor, but Product Hunt may be an important tool for entrepreneurs- providing they know how to…
MBA669 Should You Be Using Facebook’s New Instant Articles?
Jun 29, 2016 • 10 min
You may have noticed something different about the content businesses provide on Facebook lately: instant articles. That’s right, friends. It’s now possible to publish full-length articles and blogs that customers can read without leaving Facebook. Why…
MBA668 Overcoming The Challenges of Being a Young Entrepreneur
Jun 28, 2016 • 11 min
We all start somewhere, and most of us look back wishing we knew a thing or two. With that in mind, here’s our best advice for the young entrepreneur who’s just getting started. Or the not-so-young entrepreneur who’s just getting started. Or anyone,…
MBA667 Must Read: Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Jun 27, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Monday, and we’ve got yet another exciting must-read book pick for the entrepreneur! This week, we take a look at Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. This insightful portrait of the controversial,…
MBA666 Q&A Weekends: What are your thoughts on work-life balance? Any Advice?
Jun 26, 2016 • 7 min
It’s Q&A Weekends, and today’s topic is work/life balance. What’s the best way to achieve a healthy one? While our situation as one half of a partnership that’s both business and personal isn’t common, it can still shed some light on how to navigate both…
MBA665 Q&A Weekends: Why did you change your Twitter handle? Did the change hurt you in any way?
Jun 25, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Q&A Weekends! A while back, Omar changed his Twitter handle from @BizRepublic to @TheOmarZenhom, and one listener wants to know why. Well, he’ll tell you why. He’ll also tell you why it made sense, what the ramifications of losing the old handle…
MBA664 What Are The Lowest Cost Online Business Options? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jun 24, 2016 • 12 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY again! In today’s episode, we discuss the online business opportunities with the lowest initial costs. For an extra-lean startup, these kinds of businesses are the cheapest way to get your entrepreneurial wheels off the ground.…
MBA663 How to Support International Customers with Major Time Differences
Jun 23, 2016 • 10 min
In case you haven’t heard, it’s a global economy. That means having customers (and team members) all over the world. So how can you deal with the time zone problem? Can you provide reliable customer service from the other side of the planet…even in your…
MBA662 Is Allowing Your Customers to Self-Cancel a Good Idea?
Jun 22, 2016 • 11 min
If your business is a membership service, the cancellation process has to be carefully designed. While some prefer to let dissatisfied customers self-cancel, others insist on making it a two-way decision. Which is best? The answer will depend on you, but…
MBA661 How to Budget For Marketing
Jun 21, 2016 • 10 min
When you’re just starting out, spending money on marketing can seem risky. Thing is, it’s money you should be spending. In today’s episode, we show you how to budget appropriately for marketing, bearing in mind both your costs and the importance of…
MBA660 Guest Teacher: Ramon Ray- How To Strengthen Your Personal Brand
Jun 20, 2016 • 11 min
Personal branding is a crucial aspect of business branding. That’s why we’ve brought in yet another extra-special Guest Teacher to help you master the art! Ramon Ray is the founder of Smart Hustle Magazine and an expert in all things branding. In today’s…
MBA659 Q&A Weekends: How do you choose the books you read?
Jun 19, 2016 • 11 min
If you know our host Omar Zenhom, you know he’s a voracious reader. In today’s episode, he discusses how he chooses the books he reads. By systematizing his reading choices, Omar gets the maximum benefit from the time he sets aside for professional…
MBA658 Q&A Weekends: I just graduated. I have no money to start a business. Is getting a job a bad choice?
Jun 18, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Q&A Weekends and today we’ve got an audience member with a conundrum: He’s a recently graduated aspiring entrepreneur with no money to start a business. Should he just get a conventional job? Would regular work hurt his ability to start his own…
MBA657 Fielding Feedback For Changes From Customers Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jun 17, 2016 • 11 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY! What better way to celebrate than with an exciting episode? Today, you’ll learn how to deal with all the requests for changes to your product that customers will inevitably suggest. We’ll show you how to be responsive to feedback…
MBA656 How to Close The Sale On Your Sales Page
Jun 16, 2016 • 9 min
Your sales page does a lot of work for you - but is it doing a good enough job of closing the sale? In today’s episode, we discuss the features every sales page should have in order to guarantee the sale goes through. By addressing common last-minute…
MBA655 Product Tutorials: Video VS Text
Jun 15, 2016 • 9 min
No matter what you sell, quality onboarding is essential. So when it’s time to offer product tutorials, what’s the best format? Some say text-based, others prefer videos. In today’s episode, we discuss both. Which works best? Can they be combined? Find…
MBA654 Three Blog Posts You Should Start With
Jun 14, 2016 • 10 min
So you’re starting a blog. Good! But what should you start with? In today’s episode, we discuss the 3 kinds of blogs that make for a killer debut. With these opening blogs, you can make your mark, stand out from the crowd, and start earning credibility…
MBA653 Must Read: The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza
Jun 13, 2016 • 11 min
Customer psychology isn’t always easy to understand. Fortunately, this week’s must-read book helps! Sean D’Souza is the founder of psychotactics.com. His book- The Brain Audit, is a comprehensive and understandable tour of basic consumer psych. By knowing…
MBA652 Q&A Weekends: No one I know gets what I’m trying to do? How can I meet new business friends?
Jun 12, 2016 • 11 min
Entrepreneurship can be alienating. When your normal-job friends don’t get what you’re doing, who can relate? In today’s episode, we discuss the places you can go to meet like-minded fellow independent business people. Both online and offline, the…
MBA651 Q&A Weekends: Has podcasting changed? Is it still a viable content marketing platform?
Jun 11, 2016 • 11 min
It’s Q&A Weekends, and today’s episode is about…podcasts! Are they still a viable way to content market? With the increasing popularity of podcasts, the competition has never been fiercer. That doesn’t mean you can’t step in and grab YOUR share of the…
MBA650 How to Easily Read 50 Books a Year Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jun 10, 2016 • 13 min
Frequent reading is a fundamental habit of the entrepreneur. It increases your knowledge, skills, and critical business thinking immeasurably. But how can you find the time? We’ve got a system that’ll have you cruising through the pages and finishing up…
MBA649 How to Learn How to Code
Jun 9, 2016 • 11 min
Coding is becoming one of those basic life skills like reading. For the entrepreneur, it’s essential. Yes, you can hire out, but learning basic coding skills can lessen your dependence on that. So where should you go? In today’s episode, we share our…
MBA648 Is Outsourcing Your Life Good for Business?
Jun 8, 2016 • 9 min
Can your business benefit from outsourcing your personal chores? Can you better manage your business with someone else managing your life? It’s possible. In fact, we did our own little experiment with exactly that! We had pros take over some of our…
MBA647 Three Emails Your Subscribers Should Get
Jun 7, 2016 • 12 min
You’ve built your email list. Now what? In today’s episode, we offer the three kinds of emails that every one of your subscribers should be getting. These emails will keep your customers on the hook and develop the relationships that eventually lead to…
MBA646 Guest Teacher: Travis Sherry – Build a Business While Travelling the World.
Jun 6, 2016 • 15 min
Can you build an independent business while travelling the world? Our special Guest Teacher thinks so, and he’s here to tell you how! Travis Sherry has been on the road for years, and he’s got the tricks to making it affordable, sustainable, and…
MBA645 Q&A Weekends: I’m redesigning my sales page. How do I do it without taking my current one down?
Jun 5, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Q&A Weekends, and today one listener wants to know how to redesign their sales page without taking the current one down. Redesigns are always needed from time to time, so how can we pull them off without disrupting the flow of business? There is a…
MBA644 Q&A Weekends: What do I look for when hiring a video editor?
Jun 4, 2016 • 9 min
Video is one of the best ways to communicate with your audiences, so finding the right editor is crucial. While anyone can point and film, it’s the editing that makes your sales and content videos effective and professional. In today’s episode, we discuss…
MBA643 How to Find Great Graphics & Icons Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jun 3, 2016 • 14 min
The internet world is big out there and there’s no shortage of graphic and icon services. How do you choose the right one for you? In today’s episode, we share our recommendations for getting the best logos and artwork at a price that works for you. Plus,…
MBA642 How to Handle Haters
Jun 2, 2016 • 13 min
Haters: It’s rumoured that they’re just gonna hate. Today’s episode is a topic near and dear to our hearts. Haters come in many forms. Some can even be useful to your business. Others, not so much. Click play and learn how to deal with your worst critics…
MBA641 Should You Publish Daily Content?
Jun 1, 2016 • 11 min
Publishing daily content is no easy feat. What goes into it? How is it possible to publish quality blogs, videos, and all the rest day in and day out? Well, friends, it can be done. We do it, and we’ll show you how in today’s episode. Learn how to plan…
MBA640 How to Add Personality to Your Product
May 31, 2016 • 12 min
Today’s entrepreneur shouldn’t chase the crowd. Instead, we’re all about letting your product reflect who you are, and marketing it as an extension of your own values. In today’s episode, we discuss how to add personality to your product. By letting your…
MBA639 Must Read: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
May 30, 2016 • 11 min
Gary Vaynerchuk is a big deal in the world of online marketing. An early YouTube pioneer, he was one of the first to realize that the internet had levelled the playing field for entrepreneurs competing against big companies. His first book, Crush It, is…
MBA638 Q&A Weekends: How do I transition out of freelance work?
May 29, 2016 • 9 min
Tired of freelancing? Looking to finally live independently of your clients and establish your own business? Today’s listener question is about the transition from hired gun to something new. How to balance your current clients with your new venture, how…
MBA637 Q&A Weekends: How did you know it was time to end your first podcast?
May 28, 2016 • 10 min
It’s the weekend, and that means one thing: listener questions. Today, we tell the story of our first podcast, People Who Know Their Sh*t. There were plenty of reasons it didn’t pan out, but what’s important is how we knew when enough was enough. Click…
MBA636 Five Ways to Use Evernote in Your Business Plus Free Ride Friday!
May 27, 2016 • 14 min
It’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY, and today you’ll learn how to use one of our favorite apps in the entire wold: Evernote. Omar loves him some Evernote, and here he shows you how to make the most of its features. No, this is not sponsored content. This is…
MBA635 Can You Pause Your Business?
May 26, 2016 • 11 min
Is it possible to take a break from your business? Life happens, and sometimes it makes us temporarily unable to run our businesses. How can we press pause? What effect will it have on our brand and customer relations? In this episode, we discuss when you…
MBA634 Sales Video Alternatives For Your Product
May 25, 2016 • 10 min
Sales videos are incredibly effective, but are they the only way to push your product? Maybe you don’t have the time or resources to produce a slick flick. Maybe you want to add some variety. Today, we talk about the best alternatives to sales videos.…
MBA633 How to Say “No” To An Opportunity
May 24, 2016 • 10 min
Too many great opportunities is a wonderful problem to have- but it’s still a problem. When you’re stretched too thin, the quality of your work suffers. Ultimately, saying “yes” to everything will backfire. So how does one refuse great offers graciously?…
MBA632 Guest Teacher: Nick Loper: The 3 Fastest Ways to Earn Job-Free Income
May 23, 2016 • 11 min
Break out the good china, ‘cause we have a special guest! Nick Loper of sidehustlenation.com stops by to teach a lesson on the art of earning extra income. Side hustling is an addictive feeling when you’re doing it right. With Nick’s 3 methods to make…
MBA631 Q&A Weekends: What is the cost of your content manager & how did you find/hire Cyndi?
May 22, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Q&A Weekends and today’s question is about our team here at The $100 MBA. Who is our enigmatic Content Manager Cyndi and how did we find her? Plus, what does someone like her cost? We tell the tale of how this virtual assistant rose through the ranks…
MBA630 Q&A Weekends: How do I apply my business training as a singer/ songwriter musician?
May 21, 2016 • 8 min
It’s Q&A Weekends! Today’s session is about music. No, we’re not sharing our motivational playlist. Our listener wants to know how business skills can be applied to a musician’s career! An artist still has something to sell, and knowing how to sell it can…
MBA629 The Importance of Personal Rewards Plus Free Ride Friday!
May 20, 2016 • 12 min
You reward your clients. You reward your employees. But what about rewarding yourself? As an entrepreneur, you’ve got to make sure to have your own incentives in place. We all need that external motivation sometimes. Click play and hear how self-rewarding…
MBA628 What to Work On When You’re Just Not Feeling It
May 19, 2016 • 12 min
Unmotivated? In a slump? Just not feeling it? That’s okay. It happens to everyone. What’s important is that you don’t give in to the urge of doing nothing. In today’s episode, we discuss the best ways to get out of that funk. By working on certain aspects…
MBA627 Four Dead Simple Sales Principles
May 18, 2016 • 12 min
Worried about your salesmanship? You don’t have to be! In today’s episode of The $100 MBA Show, we break down 4 simple principles of sales. These principles don’t involve manipulating or cajoling anyone into buying anything. They represent a fresh…
MBA626 Three Steps to Tackling Large Projects
May 17, 2016 • 14 min
Big projects can seem intimidating. Whether it’s a new product launch, writing a book, or even starting a business, you can’t go in without a plan! In today’s episode, we discuss how to break your big projects down into manageable pieces and build the…
MBA625 Must Read: How I Lost 170 Million Dollars: My Time as #30 at Facebook by Noah Kagan
May 16, 2016 • 11 min
Today on The $100MBA Show: It’s our weekly Must-Read Book review! This week’s entrepreneurial tome is How I Lost $170 Million: My Time as #30 on Facebook by Noah Kagan. Kagan is a friend of the $100MBA, and has even been a guest teacher on this podcast.…
MBA624 Q&A Weekends: How do I let go of a long time employee in my business that is not working out?
May 15, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Q&A Weekends, and today we answer a doozy: How do we let a long-time employee go? Businesses change, and sometimes that means firing people. It can even mean firing someone who’s been with you for a while. The good news is that there is a way to do…
MBA623 Q&A Weekends: What’s one piece of business advice you would tell your younger self?
May 14, 2016 • 11 min
It’s Q&A Weekends! Today, Omar gives one listener (and the rest of us) the answer to a tough question: What’s the one piece of advice you wish you could give your younger self? There’s ONE big thing 2016 Omar wishes he could tell fresh-faced, eager young…
MBA622 How Much Should You Follow Up? Plus Free Ride Friday!
May 13, 2016 • 14 min
Waiting too long on a reply? Following up on discussions and queries can be a little awkward. How much following up is too much? How much is not enough? In today’s episode, we discuss the best strategy for keeping a conversation going - even when it’s a…
MBA621 How to Make Professional Introductions
May 12, 2016 • 10 min
Making introductions doesn’t only help the people you’re introducing. It can help you establish yourself as an authority. It can grow your reputation as a maker of connections, a value broker who’s worth knowing - and worth being introduced to yourself.…
MBA620 Alternatives to Free Content for Email List Growth
May 11, 2016 • 10 min
You know we’re all about content marketing here at The $100 MBA Show. But believe it or not, great content isn’t the only way to build your audience! In today’s episode, we discuss a few great ways to grow your email list that aren’t content-based. Click…
MBA619 Should You Refund Customers Past The Refund Deadline?
May 10, 2016 • 13 min
Refunds can be a tricky topic. In today’s episode, we discuss whether or not it’s a good policy to refund customers after the refund deadline has passed. How do you balance the need for a great customer service reputation without being taken advantage of?…
MBA618 Guest Teacher: Tom Hunt – How To Hire The Ultimate Virtual Assistant (+Bonus Content Marketing Lesson)
May 9, 2016 • 17 min
In today’s episode of The $100 MBA Show: Special Guest Teacher Tom Hunt! Hunt is the founder of Virtual Valley, an online Virtual Assistant Agency. He’s also been a TEDx speaker and contestant on the British version of Shark Tank. In this episode, Hunt…
MBA617 Q&A Weekends: Do I need an SEO expert to work on my website?
May 8, 2016 • 9 min
Should you hire an expert SEO consultant? The search engine manipulation industry is a big one, with loads of folks who promise to get Google’s attention for you. But can they really? If so, is it worth what they charge? We dive into the myths and facts…
MBA616 Q&A Weekends: How do you juggle 2 businesses/ projects at once?
May 7, 2016 • 11 min
It’s Q&A Weekend on The $100 MBA Show! Today we dive into a doozy from a listener: how do we juggle multiple businesses and projects? The short answer is that it isn’t easy. The long answer? It’s doable. With smart scheduling, consistency and discipline,…
MBA615 How to Choose Your Customers Wisely Plus Free Ride Friday!
May 6, 2016 • 13 min
Not all customers are created equal. Some require a greater investment of time and resources before your business can see a return. Frankly, it’s not always worth it. In today’s episode, hear how we identify the best customers for our products. By going…
MBA614 Is Giving Out Free Swag a Good Marketing Strategy?
May 5, 2016 • 12 min
Is swag an effective marketing tool? We’ve all got a few free T-shirts, pens, and flash drives emblazoned with company logos, but do they actually work? In today’s episode, we discuss how, why, and when free swag can lead to sales conversions - and why it…
MBA613 Seven Steps to 1,000 True Fans
May 4, 2016 • 11 min
A while back, Kevin Kelly wrote a game-changing blog post called “1,000 True Fans”. In it, he argued that an entrepreneur can make a stable living with only 1,000 customers - provided they were exceptionally loyal followers. So how do you make it happen?…
MBA612 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Give Up
May 3, 2016 • 12 min
Is your business struggling? Are you thinking about throwing in the towel? Not so fast! Before you decide to pull the plug, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. Starting over (or getting out of entrepreneurship altogether) may be the right…
MBA611 Must Read: Money. Master The Game by Tony Robbins
May 2, 2016 • 11 min
This week’s must-read for the entrepreneur is Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. Robbins is a giant in the motivational speaking and self-help industries and this is his first book in over 2 decades. In it, he teaches readers how to make their…
MBA610 Q&A Weekends: I noticed you use Zendesk for Customer Support. Why did you choose them?
May 1, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Q&A Weekend on The $100 MBA Show! In today’s episode, we take a question from a listener who noticed that we use Zendesk for our Customer Support needs and wants to know why. Let’s be clear: this is not an advertisement. Zendesk isn’t sponsoring this…
MBA609 Q&A Weekends: Is working for Uber a good idea while I try to build my business?
Apr 30, 2016 • 8 min
Entrepreneurs know the struggle: building a business while earning a living is no easy feat. One increasingly popular side-hustle is Uber, the famous ride-sharing service that has taxi companies shaking in their boots. In today’s Q&A session, we field a…
MBA608 How to Prepare for an Interview Plus Free Ride Friday!
Apr 29, 2016 • 11 min
Being interviewed for a colleague’s podcast, blog or vlog can be a major marketing coup! To make the most of the opportunity, you’ve got to prepare. In today’s episode, Omar shares what he’s learned from dozens of interviews with fellow entrepreneurs.…
MBA607 How Often Should You Email Your Paying Customers?
Apr 28, 2016 • 11 min
Your existing customers are your biggest asset. How often should you email them? You put a lot of work into earning their business, so don’t waste the chance to build on that trust! In today’s episode, we outline all the reasons a sustained email…
MBA606 Ten Incredibly Successful Bootstrapped Companies
Apr 27, 2016 • 13 min
Small businesses need creativity, drive, and ingenuity to succeed. They don’t need big investors, big budgets, or the big hassles that come with them. In today’s episode, we show you 10 (or so) examples of hugely successful companies that were built from…
MBA605 What Are Content Upgrades and How to Use Them
Apr 26, 2016 • 11 min
We know content marketing works, but what are the best ways to convert that valuable content into sales? One proven method is content upgrades. Content upgrades allow you to leverage the success of your existing content by offering more. They can…
MBA604 Guest Teacher: Tucker Max – How To Write Your Book 10x Faster (And Better)
Apr 25, 2016 • 17 min
You want to write a book. You know you should write a book. But most people who aren’t professional writers think they don’t have the time or skill to actually pull it off. Well, today’s special guest teacher has news for you! You have the skills, you…
MBA603 Q&A Weekends: How much does it cost to start and run a podcast?
Apr 24, 2016 • 13 min
Thinking about starting a podcast? At least one of our listeners is, but they’ve got a very important question first: What does it cost? It’s Q&A Weekend, and today we break down what you’ll have to spend to get your podcast up and running. Pre-production…
MBA602 Q&A Weekends: What are the benefits of making one’s business B-Corp certified?
Apr 23, 2016 • 8 min
It’s time for Q&A Weekends! On today’s episode, we tackle one listener’s very specific—and very important—question: what are the benefits of getting your business B-Corp certified? Have no idea what that is? Well, this is the podcast for you! While the…
MBA601 Free Courses vs. Free eBooks. Which converts better? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Apr 22, 2016 • 14 min
We know content marketing works. But what kind of content works the best? In this episode, we discuss the two most effective things you can offer your customers: free online video courses and free e-books. Listen in and find out why these are the most…
MBA600 How to Make The Most of Weekends to Build a Business
Apr 21, 2016 • 17 min
Starting a side business while working a full-time job? On today’s episode, we show you how to use your weekends to maximum effect. By following a few simple rules, you can maximize your efficiency on the two days that matter most. Also, IT’S OUR 600th…
MBA599 Should You Go Deep or Wide With Your Business Relationships?
Apr 20, 2016 • 10 min
What’s the best approach to networking? Should you try to build the biggest network possible, or forge the closest relationships possible? Should your network be deep or wide? Or both? Is both even possible? In this episode, we discuss the art of making…
MBA598 Short Term Business Collaborations
Apr 19, 2016 • 11 min
Thinking about a short-term business collaboration? There are a few things you’ll want to consider. It requires careful planning and forethought to make sure that everyone gets an equitable share of the workload, the risks, and—of course—the profits.…
MBA597 Must Read: Hooked by Nir Eyal
Apr 18, 2016 • 12 min
Want to design products that keep customers coming back for more? That’s the topic of this week’s must-read book for the budding entrepreneur. Hooked by Nir Eyal teaches you how to create products that don’t just solve problems—they form habits. By…
MBA596 Q&A Weekends: Are there healthcare resources for business owners once they make the leap?
Apr 17, 2016 • 9 min
Let’s face it, jumping into full time entrepreneurship can be quite stressful. People tend to worry about their benefits - especially their Health Care coverage. Today’s episode will be about Health Care coverage options for start-up and seasoned…
MBA595 Q&A Weekends: I’m a chiropractor. Should I focus on building the brand of the office or my own personal brand?
Apr 16, 2016 • 7 min
It’s hard to know what to focus on when it comes to branding, especially in the Service Industry. In today’s episode, Omar will talk about his personal insight on which brand will actually make you stand out among the rest. Got yourself stuck in the same…
MBA594 4 Killer Hacks For Easier Writing Plus Free Ride Friday!
Apr 15, 2016 • 14 min
Do you like writing but don’t know where to start? Worry no more! Today, you’ll learn how to get the ball rolling and how to get your ideas on paper while making things a little easier on yourself. Excited? Hit Play!
MBA593 Starting a Sports Based Business
Apr 14, 2016 • 14 min
Sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. People all over the world love it! Good thing there’s more than 1 way to build a business around it. Learn to leverage the power of sports. Go ahead and hit play!
MBA592 5 Powerful Ways to Use Slack in Your Business
Apr 13, 2016 • 14 min
Communication is vital in every business, and Slack can definitely help you with that! Today we’re going to talk about how cool and effective this software is. And yes, we’ll let you in on 5 powerful ways to use Slack in your business. Curious? Press play…
MBA591 4 Ways to Increase Your Customer Lifetime Value
Apr 12, 2016 • 11 min
Acquiring a customer takes time, effort and money. It’s harder than most people think. So when you do get a customer, you have to take care of them, you continue to give them value and you do everything you can to keep them happy. A customer who has…
MBA590 Guest Teacher: Hani Mourra- How to Create & Sell a WordPress Plugin
Apr 11, 2016 • 20 min
Today’s guest teacher is an expert when it comes to building and selling WordPress plugins. If you’ve ever thought of getting into the software business, this lesson is for you! Hani is going to show you how a WordPress plugin could be an entry point into…
MBA589 Q&A Weekends: What are my first steps when starting an online business?
Apr 10, 2016 • 10 min
Are you planning to create an online business but you’re not sure where to start? Let us help you take your first steps by sharing with you the 3 precise steps to creating an online business. These steps is where we want you to start and we want you to do…
MBA588 Q&A Weekends: How do I deal with rude clients?
Apr 9, 2016 • 10 min
The reality is as a business owner you’re going to get customers that are just flat-out rude. How do you deal with these kinds of clients? It’s tough but you have to face them and in this lesson, we’re going to share with you a short term solution and as…
MBA587 Customer Onboarding 101 Part 2 Plus Free Ride Friday!
Apr 8, 2016 • 14 min
Before you listen to part 2, make sure you have already listened to part 1 and have done the exercise from that lesson. If you’re ready, then listen to this because we’re going to teach you the exact strategies on how to create a low-cost, simple, clean…
MBA586 Customer Onboarding 101 Part 1
Apr 7, 2016 • 16 min
Customer onboarding is a big lesson and we’re splitting this lesson into 2 parts. And even though this lesson is covered in 2 episodes, we are only covering the fundamentals of this topic. What is onboarding? Why do we need it in our business? How does it…
MBA585 Is Being Better Enough? How to Compete in a Competitive Market
Apr 6, 2016 • 13 min
Often, entrepreneurs enter a market where there already is an established player, the go-to resource for whatever niche they’re in. How are you going to compete with them if they already have taken a huge slice of the pie? Is having a better product or…
MBA584 The Easiest Way To Know How To Improve Your Product
Apr 5, 2016 • 11 min
Here’s some news for all business owners out there. You are the expert when is comes to your business and how best to use your products and services. That’s for sure! The other news is, you are not the best when it comes to improving your products or…
MBA583 Must Read: The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow
Apr 4, 2016 • 13 min
This book will surely give you a different perspective when it comes to membership business models with recurring charges. It highlights the huge benefits of having a business with this fee structure and shows you how you can apply this business model…
MBA582 Q&A Weekends: Is blogging dead in this age of video marketing?
Apr 3, 2016 • 9 min
No doubt video marketing has become huge and people are trying to get on it as much as possible. We all can consume information through a video very quickly that’s why it’s the fastest medium nowadays. Does this mean that blogging is dead? Today, Omar is…
MBA581 Q&A Weekends: Is it better to use single opt-in for email marketing?
Apr 2, 2016 • 10 min
You know the drill. When you sign up for something with your email address, the standard process is to confirm the subscription by going into your email and confirming that you actually did sign-up. This is really helpful if you want each and every opt-in…
MBA580 Do Contests Work For Marketing Your Business? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Apr 1, 2016 • 12 min
Running a contest can be a great way to market your business. But just how effective is it? Do you have to give away a really big prize and how can you make sure that it’s successful? In this episode, we’re going to share with you some advice and the…
MBA579 How Fast Should Your Email List Be Growing?
Mar 31, 2016 • 10 min
Your email list is a big part of your business. It’s the number one way to reach your audience. The larger your audience, the more you can reach and affect people. Now if you’re just starting to grow your list, you might be wondering why your list isn’t…
MBA578 What is The Best Day and Time To Run a Webinar?
Mar 30, 2016 • 11 min
Recognize the fact that if you’re going to run a webinar, your audience may not be in the same timezone. It’s a big world and your audience may be watching your webinar from another country. What you think is the best time and day to run a webinar is…
MBA577 How to Get on Stage and Speak at Industry Conferences
Mar 29, 2016 • 11 min
If you are an entrepreneur, getting on stage to speak at an industry conference is a huge deal. Doing this automatically makes you an authority. And when you are an authority, your credibility and brand builds up. Basically, it just makes you and your…
MBA576 Guest Teacher: Adam Franklin- How Your Web Marketing Universe Fits Together
Mar 28, 2016 • 16 min
Our guest teacher, Adam Franklin, is one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs. He has a hugely popular blog and is the co-author of a best-selling book, Web Marketing That Works. Today, he’s going to break down the complex nature of business marketing for…
MBA575 Q&A Weekends: Would you ever consider selling your businesses?
Mar 27, 2016 • 9 min
If you’ve considered selling your business, then we ask you, Why? What are the reasons? Omar has had businesses in the past where he had to consider this so in this lesson, he’ll give you his personal take. He’ll also share with you some of the factors…
MBA574 Q&A Weekends: How do you come up with a new lesson every day?
Mar 26, 2016 • 10 min
With over 500 episodes published, Bill is wondering how we come up with a new lesson every day. Omar will now reveal his secrets, how he comes up with all our lessons on the show! If you are a podcaster, a blogger, a YouTuber who’s scrambling to come up…
MBA573 Access vs. Ownership Products Plus Free Ride Friday!
Mar 25, 2016 • 13 min
Thinking of buying that on DVD? Probably not if you’ve got Netflix for example. These days it’s access that counts. Many people would even prefer access to a product or service over actually owning it. And this idea extends to bigger and more expensive…
MBA572 The Fastest Way to Create an eBook
Mar 24, 2016 • 12 min
Thinking of writing an eBook? Do you already have some content ideas? You may want to start writing now, as in, right now! With this super simple tool I’m sharing with you, you will not have any reason not to. Whether you’re on your computer or you only…
MBA571 Ten Reasons Why Online Businesses Fail Part 2
Mar 23, 2016 • 15 min
Here’s part 2 of this two-part lesson! If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, click here to catch up! Because today, we’re going to give you the last 5 reasons why businesses surely fail. By learning these, you can avoid pitfalls and succeed with whatever…
MBA570 Ten Reasons Why Online Businesses Fail Part 1
Mar 22, 2016 • 14 min
Do not miss this two-part lesson! If you are a business owner, whether it’s a physical or online business, this lesson is applicable and insightful for you. Know the 10 reasons why businesses surely fail because by knowing these, you can avoid pitfalls…
MBA569 Must Read: Profit Hacking by Steven Daar
Mar 21, 2016 • 13 min
In today’s MUST READ episode, we review Profit Hacking by Steven Darr. It’s an easy and concise read in only 97 pages, but it’s a real mind-opener. The book shows us exactly what we should focus on in order to increase our profits. Best of all, the ideas…
MBA568 Q&A Weekends: Is dropping my prices on my SaaS product a bad decision?
Mar 20, 2016 • 10 min
So you’ve analyzed how your business has been doing and figured that you need to change the prices on your SaaS. Whatever your decision is, you would want to keep your existing customers in the loop. Whether you have to raise or drop your prices, your…
MBA567 Q&A Weekends: Is creating a mobile app a good business idea?
Mar 19, 2016 • 9 min
Software and apps have been a growing market in our business. We see many mobile apps these days that are making a lot of money or making a lot of buzz. But you also have to know that a lot of mobile apps are also not making any profit at all. So, is…
Bonus: How to Manage Your Calendar (Rebroadcast)
Mar 18, 2016 • 13 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 21st, 2015. This one is also back by popular demand! Are you the kind of person who sucks at time management? Does your calendar help you manage your daily life schedule or are you having trouble…
MBA566 Is Location Independence a Real Thing With Online Business? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Mar 18, 2016 • 14 min
Is it really possible for us to live in different locations and run a business at the same time? If so, how can we make this possible? What are the challenges that we may face if we want to be location independent? If you dream about traveling and running…
Bonus: How to Bounce Back From Failure (Rebroadcast)
Mar 17, 2016 • 12 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired January 29th, 2015. You know we handle some heavy topics here at The $100 MBA. Here’s another favorite from the archives. Failures are inevitable, but they do not dictate your fate. Today we will…
MBA565 Do You Need New Friends as an Entrepreneur?
Mar 17, 2016 • 12 min
When you become an entrepreneur, you change. You become someone different, someone who changes the way they spend most of their wakeful hours. Your mindset changes too. When this happens, which it will, you have to accept that some of your relationships…
Bonus: How to Build a Business That Pays the Bills PT2 (Rebroadcast)
Mar 16, 2016 • 13 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 8th, 2015. Part 2 of this 2-part lesson goes deeper and delves into the details to give you the honest truth on how to do what you want for a living and be your own boss! Listen and learn with…
MBA564 How to Spend More Time on What Helps Your Business
Mar 16, 2016 • 10 min
An entrepreneur’s life is crazy-busy! So it’s really important for you to know as an entrepreneur where your time is going. Are you spending your time on things that are really helping your business? Let Omar walk you through an exercise to really help…
Bonus: How to Build a Business That Pays the Bills PT1 (Rebroadcast)
Mar 15, 2016 • 12 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 7th, 2015. Back by popular demand, Part 1 of this 2 part lesson begins the discussion on how you can make enough money with your business to live comfortably. How long will it take? Find out and…
MBA563 How to Not Let Personal Challenges Affect Your Business
Mar 15, 2016 • 11 min
We’ll always have challenges in different areas of our life. They can consume our time and most importantly can affect our business. If you have personal struggles and you let them affect you, your business will suffer. Why? Because you are in charge of…
Bonus: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Entrepreneur (Rebroadcast)
Mar 14, 2016 • 14 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 17th, 2015. If you missed this one, we got you covered. The fact is we can never settle as entrepreneurs. We always aspire for better things and greater achievements. Tune in to today’s episode so…
MBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less
Mar 14, 2016 • 15 min
Brandon Turner is the VP of growth and communications over at BiggerPockets. They have an incredibly successful real estate investment website plus a super successful podcast on iTunes called BiggerPockets. But the episode title says, “How to (Finally)…
MBA561 Q&A Weekends: What’s the big deal with Snapchat? Do I need to be using it?
Mar 13, 2016 • 11 min
Have you heard about Snapchat? Do you know what it is and what it does? You may have heard about it because it’s making a buzz these days. So, how does this relate to us entrepreneurs? How can we use this for our business? Should we even use Snapchat?…
MBA560 Q&A Weekends: Do you have any beginner tips for Facebook marketing?
Mar 12, 2016 • 11 min
If you’re on Facebook (which is most likely the case), we’re pretty sure that you’ve see all kinds of ads posted on the sidebar and even in your news feed as you scroll through. Often, these ads are very engaging and relevant to you. They passively invite…
Bonus: Must Read: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss (Rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2016 • 13 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 27th, 2015. New listeners to the show and old alike will benefit from hearing this serious favorite. Today’s MUST READ episode is the amazing and fun to read book by Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Work…
MBA559 When is Rebranding Your Business a Good Idea? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Mar 11, 2016 • 11 min
If you are a business owner for some time now, you already know that some things or everything in your business may change. Your colors, logo, and even the product itself, anything can change. In times like these, rebranding your business can greatly…
Bonus: Creating a Content Production Schedule (Rebroadcast)
Mar 10, 2016 • 15 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired February 10th, 2015. Yesterday you heard from blogging BOSS, Chris Brogan, so let’s take you back to a super helpful and much loved lesson that will fire your engines for content production mania!…
MBA558 Is Starting a Physical Business a Bad Idea?
Mar 10, 2016 • 12 min
Many people when they think of starting a business, the first thing that comes to mind is starting a physical business. But right now, you hear many entrepreneurs making their success online and you start to wonder, is starting a physical business a bad…
Bonus: Guest Teacher Chris Brogan- Blog Like a Boss in Under an Hour a Day (Rebroadcast)
Mar 9, 2016 • 16 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired April 13th, 2015. This episode was a huge hit and was featured on the front page of iTunes. Today we have the distinct pleasure of a lesson by the best name in blogging, Chris Brogan. In this guest…
MBA557 What to Expect on Your First Launch Day
Mar 9, 2016 • 16 min
Are you ready for launch day? Are you excited, nervous, or both? Don’t worry. In this episode, our aim is to help you make sure that on your very first launch day, you got everything under control. We’re going to walk you through some of the things that…
Bonus: How to Deal with Doubts (Rebroadcast)
Mar 8, 2016 • 12 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired November 25th, 2014. If you weren’t with us then, you’ll love it. Every entrepreneur experiences doubts when starting a business. It’s completely natural! However, doubts, if not managed properly, can…
MBA556 How Much Free Content Should You Create?
Mar 8, 2016 • 13 min
Some entrepreneurs think that giving away content for free, is a waste. But some entrepreneurs continuously give an unlimited amount of free content. So what’s your take on how much free content you should create and give out for free on a regular…
Bonus: What Makes a Great Manager? (Rebroadcast)
Mar 7, 2016 • 9 min
This is a rebroadcast of an episode that first aired October 8th, 2014. For new listeners this is a must listen topic. Great entrepreneurs need to be great managers. In this episode you’ll learn how to become one. This episode is sure to take your…
MBA555 Must Read: The Boron Letters by Gary Halbert
Mar 7, 2016 • 12 min
The Boron Letters is a book written while the author was in prison. Yes, during Gary Halbert’s prison time, he wrote letters to his son which is where this book is based from. For those who don’t know who Gary is, he’s was of the most successful…
MBA554 Q&A Weekends: Do you prefer using slides when speaking on stage?
Mar 6, 2016 • 10 min
When you’re speaking on stage, do you need to have slides? Are slides helpful and does it make your speaking gig more engaging? Well, Omar has recently split tested speaking on stage with and without slides and what we found out, surprised us. Want to…
MBA553 Q&A Weekends: My mind races with business in bed. Do you have any techniques to shut off at night?
Mar 5, 2016 • 10 min
Our business can unknowingly lead us to overthinking and overworking. Taking breaks from your business is essential. In fact, without breaks or some good shut-eye, you can get burnt out. Without sounding too dramatic, this could even lead to your…
MBA552 How to Sell From The Stage Without Being Salesy Plus Free Ride Friday!
Mar 4, 2016 • 12 min
The art of selling not only involves critical choice of words. It also comes down to the way that you deliver those carefully chosen words. You wouldn’t want to drive any potential customer away just because you couldn’t sell in a way that is enticing to…
MBA551 How to Not Get Angry When Things Suck
Mar 3, 2016 • 12 min
As much as we might hate it, we all go through tough and challenging situations that can leave us, well….angry. Anger is a very strong emotion that can be difficult to deal with, especially for our business’s sake. In this episode, we talk about this…
MBA550 How to Reply to Emails 4X Faster
Mar 2, 2016 • 12 min
Do you find yourself spending too much time on emails? Sure, it is important to make time for emails but it doesn’t have to take up half of your day. In this episode, we give you tips to cut down your email time to a much shorter period, and how to…
MBA549 Can You Have It All In Business & In Life?
Mar 1, 2016 • 14 min
Can you really have it all? Can you really have everything you desire in your life and in your business? Is it possible to tick all the boxes on our list? But is it even ideal to seek that kind of life? We’re going to give you a reality check today…
MBA548 Guest Teacher: Tim Paige – How to Create Compelling Lead Magnets
Feb 29, 2016 • 17 min
In this guest teacher episode, we’re bringing you an absolute expert when it comes to conversion and lead magnets, Tim Paige! He is a conversion educator over at LeadPages and he is also the host of the hit podcast, ConversionCast. Tim is going to teach…
MBA547 Q&A Weekends: I can’t find a good .com. Is .co, .net or .biz alright?
Feb 28, 2016 • 12 min
This is a problem that many new entrepreneurs and new businesses have because .com’s are few and far. If you do find it, it’s quite expensive. We all know that the internet has been around for a while so you may not find your .com that’s short and…
MBA546 Q&A Weekends: What are some great tools & templates for making blog photos easier to pump out?
Feb 27, 2016 • 13 min
Most of the time, when you have a feature image or an image that we see at the top of the blog post, you’ll notice that people are more enticed to read your published content. Feature images are quite important because it’s the preview to your post, it’s…
MBA545 How Do You Hire a Software Developer? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Feb 26, 2016 • 14 min
If you want to start a software business and wondering how you can hire a software developer then you’re in for a treat! Today, we’ll share with you how you can hire the right developer. Somebody that can work with you and implement your ideas that are in…
MBA544 When Should You Seek Investment?
Feb 25, 2016 • 11 min
When your business is rolling, should you seek investment? Or can your business continue to run without ever getting an investor at all? We know that some of you may be thinking about getting investment for your business. To grow, to expand or to keep…
MBA543 Is Fast Money Possible Online?
Feb 24, 2016 • 11 min
Is it possible to make a significant amount of money quickly? Is it possible to make like a million dollars within weeks by running a business online? We know that you hear stories about people having an online business and making lots and lots of money.…
MBA542 Do You Need a Business Coach?
Feb 23, 2016 • 11 min
Do you really need a business coach to take you where you want to go with your business? And if you don’t have a coach, does it mean that you won’t get to your destination? Where do you find a great business coach and how do you find the right one? Let us…
MBA541 Must Read: Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
Feb 22, 2016 • 13 min
We’re featuring a second Ryan Holiday book as a Must Read. This book is so well-written and well-researched that after reading, you’re a better person for it. You can’t say that often about a lot of books! Get ready to change your mindset when it comes to…
MBA540 Q&A Weekends: What’s your opinion of Amway and multi-level marketing?
Feb 21, 2016 • 15 min
Is multi-level marketing a real business? We’re sure many of you have heard of Amway or MLM, or you may have even almost joined one of these. Can we consider this type of business as entrepreneurship? Do we recommend it? We’ll break it all down for you in…
MBA539 Q&A Weekends: How can I use testimonials without looking cheesy?
Feb 20, 2016 • 12 min
Testimonials can really help boost your business. In fact, it worked for our businesses. So in this lesson, we’ll teach you how you can use testimonials for your products or services without looking too cheesy. We’ll teach you how you can make sure that…
MBA538 Free Trials vs. Money Back Guarantees Plus Free Ride Friday!
Feb 19, 2016 • 13 min
What’s the difference in revenue when you do free trials for your products or services versus doing money-back guarantees? Which one makes you the most money and which one has you keeping the most money when it’s all said and done and you’ve accounted for…
MBA537 How to Manage Risk in Your Business
Feb 18, 2016 • 14 min
Every single business out there will have a margin of risk. Even if your business is the best in the game. But what’s important is that you know how to manage and control that risk. That is, whenever you make a decision, you have to also see and plan for…
MBA536 How to Hire Your First Manager
Feb 17, 2016 • 12 min
You didn’t start your business to do everything yourself, right? At some point in your business, you’re going to start growing and you’re going to need to start delegating so you can start working on the bigger picture. In this episode, we will define…
MBA535 Four Tips to Becoming a Better Teacher in Your Business
Feb 16, 2016 • 13 min
If you can show how your products are relevant or how they can add value to people’s lives, then that immediately builds credibility and trust with your audience. When there is trust, there are sales. We buy from who we trust. In today’s lesson, we’ll…
MBA534 Guest Teacher: Chris Ducker – The Business of You
Feb 15, 2016 • 18 min
Chris Ducker is very well known for his Youpreneur program and podcast that’s smashing iTunes right now. He’s an expert when it comes to building a business on your own as a solopreneur. We knew we had to get him here on The $100 MBA Show to show you the…
MBA533 Q&A Weekends: I closed my website store and kept my Etsy store open due to the volume of orders. Did I make a mistake?
Feb 14, 2016 • 13 min
Juggling two stores at a time is not easy. In some ways today’s question is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem. Our listener- ThirteenThieves, chose to keep the Etsy store open to continue their business and closed their own website store…
MBA532 Q&A Weekends: Would it be worth it to have products translated into different languages?
Feb 13, 2016 • 12 min
Many people don’t realize that there are a lot of untapped markets out there underserved because of a language barrier. But are those markets worth getting into? What kind of resources do you need to get into those them? Let’s answer Jim’s question right…
MBA531 How to Deal with Embarrassments in Business Plus Free Ride Friday!
Feb 12, 2016 • 14 min
Whether you like it or not, a time will come that you will be embarrassed. I’ve had my share of embarrassments and I had to deal with them. If you’re caught in this situation, how do you deal with it? How do you address this embarrassment? How do you make…
MBA530 Open Registration vs. Registration Windows for Your Products
Feb 11, 2016 • 15 min
What’s the difference between having an open registration and registration windows? Which one of these tactics have you tried for your business? A lot of people think that this is just another business strategy but is this more than just a strategy? Are…
MBA529 What is a Shopping Cart and Do You Need One?
Feb 10, 2016 • 12 min
Many of us think that using a shopping cart on our business website is a must, but that’s not always the case. How do we know if we need one? In the next 10 minutes, we’ll share with you when we have to use it and what tools we recommend you to use…
MBA528 Is Offering Private Label Rights Products a Good Idea?
Feb 9, 2016 • 10 min
Private Label Rights is a product, it can be a course, an article, a video series, an ebook, or anything that’s created by somebody else and is allowing you to buy the product. By buying their private label products, you can put your own label on their…
MBA527 Must Read: This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better by Neville Medhora
Feb 8, 2016 • 11 min
Before you start saying “I’m not a writer! I can’t relate to this book.” Remember that as an entrepreneur, you are a writer. Every day, you write for your emails, sales copies, script for your speeches, podcasts and videos and much more. Understand that…
MBA526 Q&A Weekends: How much has public speaking impacted your bottom line?
Feb 7, 2016 • 11 min
Omar attended and had done public speaking to a total of 15 live events last year. Does public speaking directly impact our business revenue? Does it ultimately help our business or branding? And other than doing public speeches for business purposes, why…
MBA525 Q&A Weekends: How did you decide on your color scheme with your businesses?
Feb 6, 2016 • 9 min
Our answer to the question today may be over simplistic, but the great thing about it is you can easily follow and apply what we did for our businesses. A lot of us spend too much time on deciding and choosing on these things when we don’t need to.…
MBA524 How Important is Sleep as an Entrepreneur? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Feb 5, 2016 • 13 min
This is a topic that you may not be thinking about but should. Are you getting enough sleep? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Let’s take a look at what the research says! How much sleep should we be getting? How will it affect our performance…
MBA523 Does Swearing Hurt Your Business?
Feb 4, 2016 • 11 min
You all know what we mean. Those colorful 4-letter word that we often hear or use. If you produce content online and even offline, such as blog posts, podcasts, videos or any kind of content, you may want to step back and think about whether you’re going…
MBA522 What Michael Jackson Can Teach You About Business
Feb 3, 2016 • 13 min
Michael Jackson fans love him because his music is timeless and he’s one of the best performers of all time. Obviously however, this is not why he’s the star in today’s lesson. Whether you recognize it or not, MJ was in itself a business. He built a brand…
MBA521 Is Time Really Money?
Feb 2, 2016 • 13 min
When people say time is money, is that true? What is the value of time and does time automatically equate money? In this lesson, we’ll help you reflect on what you spend your time on everyday in your life and in your business. And by reflecting on what’s…
MBA520 Guest Teacher: Kate Erickson – How to Create Systems in Your Business
Feb 1, 2016 • 14 min
You are in for a treat today! Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur On Fire is going to be teaching us how to create systems in our business. Kate has done all the work for you already so all you have to do is follow the steps! Because everything you do in your…
MBA519 Q&A Weekends: I’m swamped with email. How much time do I spend on email a day? Any advice?
Jan 31, 2016 • 12 min
We are pretty sure that many can relate to this question. Many of us are so swamped with emails that it takes too much of our time like it’s the only thing that we’ve ever done for the entire day! Well we have some advice and strategies to share on how…
MBA518 Q&A Weekends: Should I give free access to my product to influencers or should I charge them?
Jan 30, 2016 • 11 min
Mandy has a product and somebody big in her marketplace has shown interest in her product. Her question is: should she give this product for free to this somebody? Or should she charge him/her just like any other customer? This is a great question and it…
MBA517 Four Great Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Business Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jan 29, 2016 • 15 min
Google Apps for business is one of the lowest investments and one of the best investments you could ever make for your business. With just an astonishing $60 a year, you can sign up for Google Apps. What a great deal! So, how do we use it to run our…
MBA516 How to Become a Guest on a Podcast
Jan 28, 2016 • 12 min
Do you want to be a guest on a podcast? Because a lot of the podcast shows today are interview-based. It’s a great opportunity for an entrepreneur to be a guest on a podcast because you will get in front of an already-built and targeted audience. How do…
MBA515 How to Create a Resources Page
Jan 27, 2016 • 12 min
Here at The $100 MBA, our Resources page is the 3rd most visited page on the site. It’s one of the most visited because it’s a page that provides great value for our audience. There are a couple of reasons why entrepreneurs put together a resources page.…
MBA514 5 Must Watch YouTube Channels for Entrepreneurs
Jan 26, 2016 • 12 min
Let us tell you why you should hit subscribe to these 5 YouTube channels that we are going to be sharing with you today. We’ll tell you what kind of content they produce and how they would help you as an entrepreneur. Become better at business through…
MBA513 Must Read: How to Get a Grip by Matthew Kimberley
Jan 25, 2016 • 10 min
How to get a grip is a book written by Matthew Kimberley. It’s classified as a self-help book but it’s a whole lot more than that. It is so worth the read that we recommend every entrepreneur on Earth must read this book. If you want your business to be…
MBA512 Q&A Weekends: How do I get over my fear of raising prices?
Jan 24, 2016 • 11 min
A lot of people don’t feel like raising prices because they think that it’s discouraging to customers even though they know they have to raise prices. Remember that pricing is not written in stone. It can always be changed! But how to get past this fear…
MBA511 Q&A Weekends: Is a sales video a must for selling my online course?
Jan 23, 2016 • 10 min
Of course you can sell your online course with just a basic sales page. A sales page with images and text describing what your course includes and why somebody would need your online course. But as an entrepreneur who’s selling a course online, we would…
MBA510 Should You A/B Test in Your Business? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jan 22, 2016 • 13 min
Did you know that when President Obama ran for his first term in 2008, he A/B tested his website? In order to see what converts best, he did split testing. That’s because they know and we know that A/B testing works. A/B testing helps us make decisions in…
MBA509 How to Plan for Future Challenges
Jan 21, 2016 • 15 min
Having a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook in general is a great trait. But you can’t deny the fact that in life there will always be challenges to overcome. However, if you’re prepared and planned when it comes to overcoming these difficulties,…
MBA508 How to Optimize Your WordPress Site Speed
Jan 20, 2016 • 9 min
How do you make sure that your site’s load time is quick? How do you see to it that your website visitors are having a great experience? This episode is a “how-to” episode. We’ll teach you how to optimize your WordPress site on your own and save money! So…
MBA507 How to Create an Effective Pricing Table
Jan 19, 2016 • 11 min
If you have a business website, of course you have a pricing table, it’s mandatory. Creating a table for your prices highlights the differences in your prices, packages, tiers and even the value of your product or service. How do you create one that’s…
MBA506 Guest Teacher: Pat Flynn – How to Define Your Ideal Customer
Jan 18, 2016 • 19 min
Pat Flynn is one of the biggest entrepreneurs online. He also has a very successful podcast called Smart Passive Income that’s consistently at the top of the business section. In today’s lesson, he will teach us his way to define our ideal customer, who…
MBA505 Q&A Weekends: Why did you start a software business in such a competitive space?
Jan 17, 2016 • 8 min
Most of you may know that we run a software business called Webinar Ninja - an all-in-one solution for webinars. Yes, this industry is very competitive and Conrad is asking why we ventured into this space. In this episode, we will share with you why we…
MBA504 Q&A Weekends: Why does everyone seem to use Infusionsoft? Do you recommend it?
Jan 16, 2016 • 10 min
Many entrepreneurs use Infusionsoft. We hear about this platform often. If you’re not using this platform, then you might have the same questions as today’s topic. In today’s lesson, we will tell you what Infusionsoft is, why you would need it, who’s…
MBA503 Will Someone Steal Your Idea? Plus Free Ride Friday!
Jan 15, 2016 • 17 min
If you think that your business idea is a secret, think again. Most people think that their business ideas are so valuable and they worry about them being stolen by somebody else. In fact, it’s the number one fear of every new entrepreneur! Well, it’s…
MBA502 How to Start a Clothing Line Business P2
Jan 14, 2016 • 14 min
This is part 2 of our 2-part episode about how you can start your own clothing line business. In part 1, we learned the first 3 crucial steps and you’re about to hear the 4 final steps in this lesson. The next steps will have you roll up your sleeves,…
MBA501 How to Start a Clothing Line Business P1
Jan 13, 2016 • 14 min
This is it! Omar is finally sharing with you today how you can start your own clothing line business! He should know as he had one in the past and it was one of his largest businesses. This is a 2-part lesson and in this first part, he’ll be teaching us…