Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

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506: Closing the Education Gap with Free College Courses | OnlineDegree.com
Jul 30 • 44 min
My guest today is an advisor, board member to nonprofits, and a purpose-driven entrepreneur. Grant is CEO and Founder of OnlineDegree.com. He founded the company in 2016 with a purpose-driven mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable…
505: A Company Built on Passion, Education, and Innovation | Caroline MacDougall
Jul 22 • 48 min
My guest today is a serial entrepreneur and innovator, who has followed her passion and her heart while building several successful businesses. 25 years ago, she started a company and set out to create a caffeine-free herbal cappuccino, and in this she…
504: Stay Calm and Work on The Problem | Travis Steffen
Jul 8 • 40 min
My guest today is a growth engineer, investor, advisor, author, and serial entrepreneur who has had seven successful exits. He is also the author of Viral Hero, where he not only dispels the myths of viral marketing but also provides you with a proven…
503: Why Bigger Doesn’t Mean More Successful | Sharon Vinderine
Jun 24 • 35 min
My guest today had a dream to change the way consumers shop. A dream to build a brand that would help people make buying decisions based on peer endorsements. In 2007, that dream became Parent Tested Parent Approved, a seal of approval used by thousands…
502: Preselling, Delegation, and Imposter Syndrome | Natalie Sisson
Jun 12 • 33 min
My guest today is an investor, triathlete, lover of handstands and and an entrepreneur who truly believes you can get paid to be yourself – and she’s living proof that this is true. Today, she has settled down on a homestead in New Zealand and has…
501: Building and Selling Six Figure Information Products | Mark Webster
May 28 • 43 min
My guest today is product creator, affiliate marketer, and an entrepreneur. Back in 2014, him and his business partner were running a digital marketing agency when they realized something — they didn’t like working with clients. Most recently, the…
500: Building One of the World’s Largest Marketplaces | David Ciccarelli
May 14 • 45 min
David Ciccarelli is a Canadian entrepreneur who began his career an audio engineer running his own small recording studio. He often writes about these experiences in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Forbes. Voices.com has successfully…
499: Just in Time Planning | Matt Hunckler
Apr 30 • 41 min
Matt Hunckler is an international speaker, relationship builder, entrepreneur, and firm believer that you do not need to live in silicon valley to work and succeed in tech. He is also the host of award-winning podcast Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, a show…
498: How to Rehumanize Your Marketing | Ethan Beute
Apr 4 • 40 min
My guest today has been practicing, learning, and teaching the art and process of increasing sales and improving customer experience with simple, personal videos for more than a decade. He has personally sent more than 10,000 videos himself. In 2019, he…
497: Becoming World-Class with Jon Morrow
Mar 21 • 56 min
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing people growing businesses in almost every market imaginable – from trampoline parks to peanut butter. And from the farthest reaches of the world – from Ukraine to South Africa. My guest today is a…
496: From Corporate Branding to $16+ Million in Amazon Sales | Kirsty Verity
Mar 14 • 41 min
After nearly two decades in the corporate world of strategic branding and marketing, Kirsty found herself without a job and one year’s salary to keep her afloat. Seven years, and over $16M in Physical Product sales on Amazon, Kirsty is also the co-founder…
495: How to Build a Billion Dollar Company | Jim McKelvey of Square
Mar 6 • 49 min
My guest today is Jim McKelvey, a business person turned glassblower turned entrepreneur turned billionaire — who has become a philanthropist, investor, and now an author. Jim spent the next ten years working to understand what it was that made Square,…
494: Building a Beautiful Disaster | Christina DuVarney
Feb 29 • 38 min
My guest today is grateful, blessed, and excited about her business and life. She is one of three co-founders of Beautiful Disaster, a clothing company with a mission to empower the beautifully broken and the perfectly imperfect with the clothing that we…
493: How to Build a Niche Business Nested Within Another Niche
Feb 21 • 43 min
Should You Niche Down? Yes, then down and down again. At least that’s what today’s guest did back in 2016 when he created BarBend, a website dedicated to strength training sports. David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade…
492: Launching a Trampoline Park Into a $50M Franchise Business | Jeff Platt
Feb 14 • 40 min
Jeff Platt had just graduated from college when he found himself in an interesting position — his dad had just opened two trampoline parks, but he also needed to step back from the business. Somewhere along the way he decided that the real path to growth…
491: Just Start (and Figure it Out Later) | Nick Ruffini
Feb 5 • 43 min
Nick Ruffini of Drummer’s Resource is a media producer, drummer, and entrepreneur. Then in 2013, he went back to music and started a podcast called Drummer’s Resource. In the past three years my guest was transformed Drummer’s Resource into a full-fledged…
HTE 490: How We Made League of Legends the #1 Arena Game (in the World)
Jan 30 • 59 min
Marc Merrill is the co-founder of Riot Games, the company behind the worldwide gaming sensation League of Legends. As of the beginning of 2020, League of Legends has over 100 million monthly players. In this conversation we discuss: - Why you need to put…
489: Going An Inch Wide and a Mile Deep with Jim DeCicco
Jan 15 • 26 min
Jim DeCicco, is an ambitious, intense, and determined entrepreneur. After college in 2015, he worked in finance for a few month before teaming up with his two brothers to create the world’s first Super Coffee. This is a great conversation about the…
488: Fanocracy: Turn Fans into Customers with David Meerman Scott
Jan 8 • 42 min
My guest today is David Meerman Scott and he is one of the few repeat guests I’ve had on the show — and I’m really excited to have him back on the show today. When he was on the show the first time, we discussed framing your work around what you love…
487: How to Work With the Top 1% of Your Market | Caroline Carter
Dec 18, 2019 • 46 min
Caroline Carter today home transition expert and an entrepreneur. She is the creator of the Perfect Listing, the Total Home Transition process and founder and CEO of Done In A Day. Caroline’s Total Home Transitionâ„ process has been featured in local and…
486: How to Create Compelling Reasons to Buy | Sharon Savariego
Dec 13, 2019 • 40 min
Sharon Savariego is the former business development manager of uTest, community advocate, and serial social entrepreneur. Today, Mobilize serves as an online hub for over 1,000 communities and 1,000,000 members. This is a fascinating conversation where we…
485: Side Hustle to Peanut Butter CEO | Jill Van Gyn
Dec 4, 2019 • 46 min
Jill Van Gyn is a Canadian who had hit absolute rock bottom before crawling her way up to the top. It has not been easy but her hard work is definitely paying off. She is the founder of Fatso Peanut Butter, an all-natural peanut butter that began as a…
484: How to Market (and Sell) Anything Online | Neil Patel
Nov 22, 2019 • 25 min
See the full show notes: https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcast/neil-patel/ Neil Patel is the co-founder of the analytics companies KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Quick Sprout. He is a frequent contributor to publications, such as Inc. Magazine, Fast…
Why Making $130,061.02 a Month Doesn’t Matter | Alex Nerney
Nov 15, 2019 • 43 min
Today’s guest is a professional blogger, adventure junkie, and digital entrepreneur. He got started online in 2012, right after he graduated from college, by creating an ebook called “A College Guy’s Guide to Getting Ripped” — yes, really. If you’ve ever…
482: Finding a Solution to Every Problem | Kenneth Aldrich
Nov 6, 2019 • 38 min
My guest on the show today started his career as a lawyer, where he spent 4 years before becoming an entrepreneur – this transition happened over 40 years ago. He’s what I would call a serial entrepreneur, having started 11 companies of varying degrees…
481: How to Create a Daily Practice of Creativity | Chase Jarvis
Nov 4, 2019 • 50 min
My guest today is one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, is a diehard creative, and an entrepreneur. Chase has spent over two decades mastering the craft of photography. In 2009, this led him to creating the world’s first photo app…
480: Jason Harris on the Soulful Art of Persuasion
Oct 21, 2019 • 49 min
My guest today is a bestselling author, award-winning advertiser, and entrepreneur. Jason Harris is the CEO of the creative agency Mekanism and the cofounder of the Creative Alliance. At Mekanism, Jason has helped the agency produce campaigns for such…
479: From Living in a $100 Apartment to World-Renowned Company | Dave Munson
Oct 11, 2019 • 46 min
Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather Co. spent several years journeying across North America with his dog to create bags and other products made to outlast their owners. Their slogan is: They’ll fight over it when you’re dead. His founding story is one of…
478: Jump Headfirst into Your Business | Naomi Dunford
Sep 30, 2019 • 50 min
My guest today is a triple Pisces, marketing and growth coach, and a smart entrepreneur. She is the founder of IttyBiz, where her and her team turn smart, quirky people into smart, quirky entrepreneurs. She has been coaching and teaching online marketing…
477: What Do You Really Want Out of Life? | Weldon Long
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
At the age of 39, my guest, Weldon Long, found himself walking out of prison after seven years and living in a homeless shelter — this was 15 years ago. He is now a NY Times bestselling author, speaker, and sales trainer. During this fast-moving…
476: How to Flip the Script (and Make More Sales) | Oren Klaff
Sep 9, 2019 • 46 min
The bestselling author of Pitch Anything is back to flip your entire approach or persuasion and selling. In his decades of pitching, presenting, and closing high-stakes deals, Oren Klaff has learned that people are sick of being sold to. What people love…
475: Everything is a Problem to Solve | Matthew Barnett
Sep 4, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s guest is all about passion, people, and perseverance. Founded in 2017, Bonjoro enables business owners and customer success teams convert and retain more customers through personal video. Through a lot of hard work, process creation, and personal…
474: How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career | Lyn Christian
Aug 26, 2019 • 43 min
My guest on the show today is a speaker, coach, and facilitator of career reinvention. She has the unique ability to guide others through the difficult transition of changing careers or moving from employee to entrepreneur. Over the years, she has been…
473: Build Micro-Marketing Into Your Business | Jason Resnick
Aug 21, 2019 • 46 min
My guest today is a WordPress Developer, podcaster, and a business coach. In this episode, we discuss: - Always keeping your ‘why’ front and center when making decisions - Why and how to create micro-experiments for your freelancing clients - How to keep…
472: Distilling Rum in a Male-Dominated Industry| Karen Hoskin
Aug 14, 2019 • 38 min
Start your 14-day free trial by going to monday.com/hack. Then use the promo code HACK to get 10% off a paid account. After spending the first 15 years as a graphic designer and growing her own agency, today’s guest decided it was time for a challenge and…
471: Building a Business on Relentless Optimization | Chris Hutchins
Jul 29, 2019 • 37 min
Chris Hutchins is an endless optimizer of money and life, and entrepreneur. Today he is the founder and CEO of Grove, and his mission is to make financial planning accessible and affordable for everyone. In this conversation, Jon and Chris discuss: - The…
470: Know What You Want (Learn How to Get It) | Genecia Alluora
Jul 24, 2019 • 36 min
Genecia Alluora is an experienced entrepreneur and former beauty queen, who now works with businesswomen to equip them with the right tools and knowledge to excel at life and business. In this conversation, we Jon and Genecia discuss: - Her experience on…
469: From Posters to Printful | Davis Siksnans
Jul 17, 2019 • 35 min
In 2011, my guest and his team started an online store that offered posters with motivational quotes, and they called in Startup Vitamins. My guest today, Davis Siksnans is the co-founder and CEO of Printful, the print-on-demand dropshipping company that…
468: Building the Most Respected Seafood Brand in the World | Luke Holden
Jul 2, 2019 • 32 min
My guest grew up in Maine, working in his family’s seafood business. In 2007, he graduated from university and moved to New York City to work as a financial analyst. After a couple years he was earning a great salary, but he felt a calling back to his…
467: Success Comes From Self-Awareness and a Bias for Action | Brian Ree
Jun 24, 2019 • 38 min
My guest today has built and sold three businesses during his career. He’s driven by the philosophy that things can always be better, and that you may as well take chances because really, what’s the worst that could happen? In this conversation, we…
466: How One Small Idea Became a Business with Millions of Customers | Marcin Kleczynski
Jun 17, 2019 • 29 min
Marcin Kleczynski is a Polish-born immigrant who moved to the US at age of 3 and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. As a kid, he spent much of his time on forums and in chat rooms during the early days of the world wide web. In early 2008, his company’s…
465: Boxing Up Happiness and Turning it Into a Business | Rob Ridgeway
May 28, 2019 • 46 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. This journey has taken many turns from selling individual games from mall kiosks to getting the game into 600+ retail outlets, before Rob finally discovered the power of Amazon sales. In…
The 4-Day Content Creation System with Pamela Wilson
May 6, 2019 • 65 min
Content marketing, content strategy, and blogging – these are things we talk about constantly. In fact, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, all businesses in 2019 are in the content business, whether they know it or not. But understanding the…
463: Starting Freshbooks and Finding Advisors | Mike McDerment
May 2, 2019 • 29 min
Mike McDerment of FreshBooks is a former web designer, collector of advisors, and Canadian entrepreneur. In January 2003, he was running a four-person design agency. He was using Microsoft Word to create his firm’s invoices. Mike McDerment and his team…
462: Outwork Everyone Else | Jane Mosbacher Morris
Apr 22, 2019 • 43 min
Grab your FREE 7 Day trial at Blinkist FREE guide “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at NetSuite Jane has devoted her career to creating economic opportunities for vulnerable communities around the world, and she loves to share her passion and…
461: Why You Need a High Tolerance for Failing | Dwayne J. Clark
Apr 10, 2019 • 37 min
Grab your FREE 7 Day trial at Blinkist.com/hack Dwayne J. Clark is that rare and unique entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, and playwright. But today we are talking to the entrepreneur in him. In this conversation, we cover: - Why you need to believe in…
460: Search For a Reason to Say No | Matt Wan
Apr 3, 2019 • 45 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. My guest today has had a burning desire to start and grow businesses since he was in grade school. Then a few years ago, we stumbled across and idea that was just too good of an…
459: From Hand Delivered Flyers to 60 Different Markets | Josh Cohen
Mar 25, 2019 • 37 min
Grab your FREE 7 Day trial at Blinkist.com/hack Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” at NetSuite.com/hack In this conversation, we discuss: - Avoiding overwhelm by trying to not do too many things yourself - Why working with…
458: How to Scale Your Company (From the Founder of Google Analytics) | Brett Crosby
Mar 18, 2019 • 42 min
To get started absolutely for free, go to Combin.com Back in 1997, my guest and his brother co-founded a small software company called Urchin. In 2014, he decided it was time to throw his hat back into the ring with another company, and became the…
457: Validating Ideas with Measured Risk | Alex McClafferty
Mar 11, 2019 • 40 min
To get started absolutely for free, go to Combin.com Back in 2013 Alex McClafferty was searching for an idea –– a project he could dive headfirst into and turn it into a business. Today, Alex has joined the ranks of the digitally nomadic as he travels the…
456: Finding an Idea and Taking Action | Barry Turner
Mar 4, 2019 • 40 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. The effect of Lenny and Larry’s products have rippled across the natural foods space. Protein-infused snacks are everywhere as consumers are beginning to understand the importance of…
455: Turning One Tiny Idea into 120,000 Happy Customers | Tom Kulzer
Feb 4, 2019 • 43 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. In today’s episode, we talk to the founder of Aweber, the company that invented what we now know as autoresponder emails. Tom Kulzer founded Aweber back in 1998 and has since bootstrapped…
454: Company of One | Paul Jarvis
Jan 22, 2019 • 54 min
Paul Jarvis is a veteran of the online tech world, and over the years has had such corporate clients as Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz, Warner Music, and even Shaquille O’Neal. In this conversation, we discuss: - Why you should constantly be challenging…
453: Solve a Big Pain for a Small Audience | Natalie Nagele
Jan 7, 2019 • 43 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. In this conversation we discuss: - Why focusing on your team is more vital than focusing on your products - How to solve really big pain points for a really small audience - Making space…
452: Starting Before You’re Ready | Jacqui Ma
Dec 24, 2018 • 36 min
To put FIN to work for you for free, go to: https://fin.com/hack Jacqui Ma got a business degree and worked in the manufacturing industry for a couple of years, then went back to school to study Industrial design. In this conversation, we discuss: - Using…
451: Don’t Wait for Permission | Mary Marantz
Nov 29, 2018 • 45 min
To put FIN to work for you for free, go to: https://fin.com/hack My guest today graduated from Yale Law school, spent some time working at a London law firm before deciding that she wanted to start her own business. In this conversation we discuss: -…
450: The Only Constant is Change | Ryan Millman
Nov 19, 2018 • 36 min
Discover.bot a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the conversation forward. New to bots? Get started with their Beginner’s Guide. My guest today started his first…
449: Divide and Conquer Your Business | Jessica Fialkovich
Nov 12, 2018 • 36 min
Discover.bot’s a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the conversation forward. New to bots? Get started with their Beginner’s Guide. To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad…
448: Solve Real Problems For People | Tibor Laczay
Nov 5, 2018 • 31 min
Discover.bot a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the conversation forward. New to bots? Get started with their Beginner’s Guide. In this conversation we discuss: - Why…
447: Nourish Your Ability to Take Risks | Madeleine Taylor
Oct 29, 2018 • 35 min
To put FIN to work for you for free, go to: https://fin.com/hack To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. My guest today is process-oriented entrepreneur from a small town up here in Ontario. Her search introduced her to Jon, who…
446: Sell People a Better Version of Themselves | Jon Ferrara
Oct 25, 2018 • 41 min
To save on your next domain, visit https://Hover.com/hack Jon Ferrara is an entrepreneur and pioneer in customer management software. In this conversation, we discuss: - Why you need to sell people a better version of themselves - Using social media and…
445: Step-By-Step SEO: An Interview with Brian Dean
Oct 15, 2018 • 72 min
To redeem a FREE $100 LinkedIn Ad Credit, go to https://linkedin.com/hack. Today’s guest is an internationally recognized SEO expert who’s worked with companies like Disney, Apple, and IBM. In addition to this episode, head over to the blog and check out…
HTE 444: Growing a Comic Convention Business (From a $5k Investment) | Stephen Solomon
Oct 1, 2018 • 40 min
To save on your next domain, visit https://Hover.com/hack After nearly 500 interviews, it’s great to have a guest on the show with a business unlike any other guest I’ve had. During this conversation, we discuss: - The drive and hustle required to succeed…
HTE 443: The Story Behind Driving 7,000,000+ YouTube Views Per Month | Reza Izad
Sep 24, 2018 • 37 min
To redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to LinkedIn.com/HACK. Today’s guest began his career as a partner at The Collective Management Group, where he helped grow the business into one of the world’s largest music management firms. In this…
HTE 442: Affiliate Marketing (the Best Business Model in the World)
Sep 17, 2018 • 39 min
Back in 2010, my guest and a friend, started to build guides about online bingo with the goal of ranking them in Google. They spent two years figuring out SEO and affiliate marketing before going full-time in this venture. In this conversation we discuss:…
HTE 441: Disruptive Advertising (an Inside Look) | Jacob Baadsgaard
Sep 10, 2018 • 39 min
Grab your next domain at https://hover.com/hack Jacob Baadsgaard began his career at Adobe as a senior digital marketing consultant. While consulting enterprise companies at Adobe for 5 years, he discovers how to use web analytics to make smart marketing…
HTE 440: There’s Nothing Stopping You From Starting | Stanley Meytin
Aug 27, 2018 • 38 min
Grab your next domain at https://hover.com/hack Go to https://LinkedIn.com/hack to redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit. Stanley Meytin is the founder and Creative Director at True Film Production, a New York City-based video production company that…
HTE 439: Building The World’s Most Popular Wine Community | Heini Zachariassen
Aug 20, 2018 • 34 min
Heini Zachariassen sees himself as an operating entrepreneur who loves building ideas into international businesses. In this episode we discuss: - Why you need to become semi-obsessed with your ideas - Your job as a founder is to see your business as a…
HTE 438: Imperfect Courage: You Can’t Finish What You Don’t Start | Jessica Honegger
Aug 14, 2018 • 42 min
Grab your next domain at https://hover.com/hack Jessica Honegger is the intrinsically motivated founder and co-ceo of Noonday Collection. Jessica has done everything from midwifery in Bolivia to flipping homes in Austin, TX, and earning herself a Masters…
HTE 437: How to Find Your First Clients (Even With No Money) | Emily Hirsh
Aug 9, 2018 • 37 min
To get your first domain name name for 10% off go to Hover.com/hack Emily Hirsh has the unique ability of being able to stay super focused on the end goal — and in the past few years this has enabled her to build an impressive business. In this…
HTE 436: From Side Hustle to Full-Time (In Just Two Years) | Sinikka Rohrer
Aug 6, 2018 • 33 min
Take advantage of this credit card discount at http://lightstream.com/hack Sinikka Rohrer is lady who knows how to hustle. After two years side hustling as a second shooter — aka a supporting and helping photographer ad she went full time into her…
HTE 435: Are You Willing To Pay the Price? | Mike Matthews
Jul 30, 2018 • 45 min
My guest today is the founder and CEO of Muscle For Life and Legion Athletics. A year ofter starting Muscle For Life, and not wanting to promote junk products to his audience, he started up a supplement company called Legion Athletics. In this…
HTE 434: Set Goals That Scare the Hell Out of You | Weldon Long
Jul 23, 2018 • 42 min
To save on your next domain, visit https://Hover.com/hack To get 15% of your next site, go to https://WordPress.com/hack During this fast-moving conversation, we discuss: - How to determine what you really want out of life and business - Why the biggest…
HTE 433: Embracing the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle | Ernie Bray
Jul 16, 2018 • 37 min
Ernie Bray is a 6-time Inc 5000 CEO, 2x Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Semi-Finalist, and the cofounder of AutoClaims Direct. In this conversation we discuss: - The struggles with leaving the working world behind to start your own business - How…
HTE 432: Strategic Goals and Scaling to Millions of Users | Aytekin Tank
Jul 9, 2018 • 32 min
As a listener of HTE, I’ve arranged for you to try FIN for FREE. Just go to: https://Fin.com/hack Now in its 12th year of business, JotForm has amassed a team of nearly 100 people and 4,000,000 active users. In this discussion, we talk about: — Using your…
HTE 431: Looking at Your Competition is a Waste of Time | Ryan Malone
Jul 2, 2018 • 33 min
Get first access to How to Think (and Act) Like an Entreprenpreur. Go to https://roadmaptofreedom.co/entrepreneurial-mindset Ryan Malone spent the first years of his career as a marketing manager and VP of marketing across several technology companies. In…
HTE 430: How to Get Disproportionate Results (From Your Marketing) | Michael Alexis
Jun 27, 2018 • 44 min
Michael Alexis is a former culinary school student, turned lawyer. Today, he is an incredibly successful marketing consultant who values his independence, freedom, and doing engaging work. In this conversation we discuss: - What is PR in 2018? - If you…
HTE 429: What it Takes to Sell $100 Million in Truck Parts | Scott Bintz
Jun 24, 2018 • 42 min
Special offers from our sponsors: To take advantage of the 15% discount on a new website, go to https://wordpress.com/hack Take back your internet privacy today with 3 months free VPN protection. Go https://ExpressVPN.com/hack In this fascinating…
HTE 428: How to Find (and Fill) a Void in the Market | Christian Hageseth
Jun 18, 2018 • 37 min
Go to https://LinkedIn.com/hack to redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit. Late 2017, he founded One Cannabis, a franchisor of retail marijuana stores. In this conversation we discuss: - Using meditation to stay focused and on top of your game - Finding…
HTE 427: Try to Put Yourself Out of Business | John Lim
Jun 11, 2018 • 41 min
Let Fin take care of your administrative tasks for FREE. Go to https://Fin.com/hack Move to a better and more secure domain provider at https://hover.com/hack In this conversation we discuss: - Why John Lim wakes up every morning and tries to put himself…
HTE 426: How to Start Learning From Day One | Charles Manning
Jun 4, 2018 • 50 min
Go to https://LinkedIn.com/hack to redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit. In this conversation we discuss: - What it’s like to start a side hustle before side hustles were a thing - Why Charles ‘felt behind’ when starting his first company (and how he…
HTE 425: Action Before Clarity | Kamila Gornia
May 31, 2018 • 37 min
Kamila Gornia began her career as a social media and email marketing strategist before going out on her own. In this conversation we discuss: -Going after it (and the ability to create a plan) -How to start a coaching business -Why you don’t want to sell…
HTE 424: The Story Behind Search Engine Journal | Loren Baker
May 28, 2018 • 38 min
Grab our sponsor offers: Take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/hack Get your first domain and save 10% at Hover.com/hack In this conversation we discuss the value of transparency and honesty…
HTE 423: Website Personalization With RightMessage | Brennan Dunn
May 21, 2018 • 37 min
Try Fin, your new on-demand executive assistant for free at Fin.com/hack Get 5 stunning photos for free at Twenty20.com/hack Brennan Dunn was on the show nearly three years ago. At the time, he had recently sold his software business and started Double…
HTE 422: Entrepreneurship is Part Nature and Part Nurture | Ryan Simonetti
May 13, 2018 • 33 min
Get ONE MONTH FREE from. Click: https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/convert Turn Your Ideas Into Pages with. Go to: https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/thrive Why some entrepreneurs are all about the ideas, some are creators, and others are builders. The life…
HTE 421: Autism and Entrepreneurship | Joe Biel
May 7, 2018 • 54 min
To redeem your free $100 LinkedIn ad credit, go to https://LinkedIn.com/hack. Get your 5-photo free trial right now, go to http://Twenty20.com/hack In this conversation, we discuss what it means to grow up in punk rock, why you should plan forward, and…
HTE 420: How to Get From Idea to Offer | Harry Duran
Apr 30, 2018 • 39 min
Grab our sponsor offers: Take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/hack. Go to WordPress.com/hack for 15-percent off a brand new website. Use the promo code PODCAST when you check out. In this…
HTE 419: Make Things Happen | Greg Mercer
Apr 26, 2018 • 35 min
On today’s episode, our sponsor Twenty20 is offering a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to Twenty20.com/hack At 22 years of age, due to pressure, uncertainty, and not knowing what else to do, my guest got a real job as a corporate civil…
HTE 418: Find the Few Things That Will 10x Your Business | Joe Kashurba
Apr 19, 2018 • 35 min
Welcome, Hack the Entrepreneur listeners! To take advantage of the 15% discount you heard about on the show, use the promo code PODCAST when you check out. Go to WordPress.com/HACK to create your website. My guest today started a web design business in…
HTE 417: How to Put Together the Pieces of a Business | Ali Boone
Apr 16, 2018 • 40 min
If you’re looking to positively inspire your audience on social media or on your blog, you’ll want to use engaging, fresh photos that are unique. Visit Twenty20.com/hack today for your 5-photo free trial. Convertkit: If you’re ready to get started, for as…
HTE 416: Turning a Forum into a Thriving Business | Patrick Curtis
Apr 9, 2018 • 38 min
My guest today spent the first two years out of college in investment banking and four years in private equity. During this time he lanched called WallstreetOasis.com, a forum-based site for investment bankers and those who wanted to become investment…
HTE 415: 10x Marketing Funnel | Garrett Moon
Apr 1, 2018 • 41 min
My guest is the co-founder and CEO of CoSchedule where he leads the amazing team that is building the worlds #1 marketing calendar. CoSchedule began in 2013 as an idea on a flight between Atlanta and North Dakota. Less than a year an a half later, they…
HTE 414: Focus on One Thing Only | Ezra Firestone
Mar 26, 2018 • 34 min
My guest today is the founder and CEO of Smart Marketer. In the past six years, they have grown to a team of 15 and he his thought by many to be the leading eCommerce expert in the world. He is also the co-founder and CMO of Boom!, the world’s first…
HTE 413: Filling Your Funnel with Facebook | Tamara Baranova
Mar 22, 2018 • 42 min
My guest today spent the early part of her career as a computer programmer working — but she felt like she never quite fit into the corporate life. In 2007, after stumbling across the idea of working as a virtual assistant, she decided to become a VA.…
HTE 412: Revolutionize Your Business (From Ordinary to Exceptional) | Brian Scudamore
Mar 19, 2018 • 32 min
Brian Scudamore of O2E Brands is anything but ordinary. He dropped out of high school and talked his way into college only to drop out again. Finally, Brian Scudamore decided to take his last $700 and start 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Having built this company into…
HTE 411: Understanding Business as One Big Puzzle | PJ Taei
Mar 12, 2018 • 34 min
PJ Taei is forward-thinking and confident tech entrepreneur. After spending a couple years as a network technician before ventured out on his own and started a web hosting company. Over the next 14 years, he grew WebNet Hosting until it was acquired in…
HTE 410: [Going Deep]The Heart to Start | David Kadavy
Mar 8, 2018 • 47 min
If you ever felt apprehension when getting started putting your thoughts and ideas out into the world, then this conversation is for you. Today’s guest was originally on the show back in 2014 when we discussed entrepreneurship as an artistic process.…
HTE 409: Zero to $43k MRR in Seven Months | Jake Jorgovan
Mar 5, 2018 • 46 min
Seven months ago, Jake Jorgovan was in the unenviable position that many of us have found ourselves in at one point or another — lots of ideas that seemed great at the start and an equal number that had to be shutdown for one reason or another. Now, let’s…
HTE 408: Roadmap to Revenue | Kristin Zhivago
Mar 1, 2018 • 37 min
Kristin Zhivago started her first business with her husband in 1979. Since then she hasn’t rested. In fact, she spent nearly 35 years as a Revenue Coach for hundreds and hundreds of companies. During the past four years, she has co-founded Cloud Potential…
HTE 407: Rise of the Youpreneur | Chris Ducker
Feb 26, 2018 • 39 min
Today we are going deep with a friend of mine, Chris Ducker, and his brand new book Rise of the Youpreneur. I first met Chris four years ago in the Philippines, and a masterminding session at that time was the inception point for me starting Hack the…
HTE 406: Why You Should Always Compare Down, Not Up | Adam Witty
Feb 22, 2018 • 39 min
Adam Witty is an author, speaker, and publishing entrepreneur. Back in 2005, from a spare bedroom in his house he started Advantage Media Group. Over the past 12 years, Advantage has grown from that bedroom to an international publishing company that has…
HTE 405: Utilizing the Power of Your Personal Network | Mike Kafka
Feb 15, 2018 • 33 min
Mike Kafka is a quarterback in the NFL, playing last season for the Minnesota Vikings and is currently a free-agent. He is enrolled at the university of Miami School of Business and is an entrepreneur to watch out for. Not one to take it easy in the…
HTE 404: How to Reprogram Your Mindset | Troy Dean
Feb 12, 2018 • 38 min
Troy Dean is former voice over artist, marketer, and online entrepreneur. After spending nine years as a WordPress plugin developer and consultant, he noticed a gap in the WordPress market, and he aimed to fill it. Now, let’s hack… Troy Dean.
HTE 403: Stop Trying to Be Everywhere | Matt Ruedlinger
Feb 8, 2018 • 39 min
He is the founder and CEO of Triple R Marketing, where him and his team help clients become leaders in their industries, by utilizing his 20 plus years experience in sales and marketing. In this conversation we discuss understanding the true value of…
HTE 402: Awareness is the Key to Success | Diana Dyer
Feb 5, 2018 • 32 min
Diana Dyer is an independent financial advisor and founder of Triumph Capital. Diana has been in the financial services industry for nearly twelve years and she have been recognized as one of the top 30 financial advisors in Canada for five consecutive…
HTE 401: How to Get What You Want From Any Meeting | Warren Hogarth
Feb 1, 2018 • 32 min
Warren Hogarth started out with a PhD in chemical engineering and moved onto receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School. Then in 2008, he became a partner at the #1 VC firm in the world, Sequoia Capital, where he spent the next eight years as lead…
HTE 400: Business is a Team Effort | Suuchi Ramesh
Jan 29, 2018 • 31 min
Suuchi Ramesh is a former engineer and analytics consultant turned brilliant entrepreneur building an innovative company in a traditionally slow-moving industry. This is a fascinating conversation from the factory floor about why business is a team…
HTE 399: Working From Project to Project | Kevin Kelly
Jan 25, 2018 • 46 min
In this 46-minute episode Kevin Kelly and I discuss: The importance of asking the dumb questions and critiquing your own thoughts in writing Recognizing knowledge and information as a commodity Establishing your voice on the Internet and finding a niche…
HTE 398: Turn Hurdles into Opportunities | Cavan Klinsky
Jan 22, 2018 • 31 min
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who loves programming, sports, business, and music. When he’s not working on his business, he is dreaming up project ideas, picking up heavy things, and eating sushi. When he was 14 years old he started CJK Web Design…
HTE 397: Start with One Thing Every Day | Stephynie Malik
Jan 18, 2018 • 41 min
Stephynie Malik is an active listener, strategist, and entrepreneur. For the past 16 years, she has been the founder of Malik Co, a management consulting firm working with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. During a 16 year tenure building her company…
HTE 396: Your Business. Your Rules | Michelle Green
Jan 15, 2018 • 42 min
Michelle Green is a chef, cake decorator, super connector, and relentless entrepreneur. She began decorating cakes at 16 years old and spent countless years honing her skills. Then in 2004, she started her own bakery called Three Sweeties. During the next…
HTE 395: Doing What Seems Impossible | Tara Gentile
Jan 11, 2018 • 40 min
Tara Gentile is a writer, community builder, and a brilliant entrepreneur. Back in 2008, an aggravating incident at work pushed her to decide to leave the job market and start building her own vision and business. Tara got her start with founding the…
HTE 394: Create a New Future | Aviv Shahar
Jan 8, 2018 • 46 min
Aviv Shahar is an author, former air force pilot, and an entrepreneur. He has spent the past 17 years building his consulting business by helping senior executives at some of the world’s largest companies. The most impressive thing about his business is…
HTE 393: How to Become Bulletproof | Dave Asprey
Jan 4, 2018 • 45 min
Dave Asprey is a biohacker, author, nutritionist, Bulletproof Executive, and entrepreneur. He had some early adventures in internet commerce going way back to 1994. But he is most known as the founder of Bulletproof Executive, as well as the creator of…
HTE 392: Finding Your Story Engine | Kyle Gray
Dec 28, 2017 • 43 min
Kyle Gray is a writer and entrepreneur who helps businesses create a powerful storyline that drives sales, growth, and engagement. He has helped hundreds of startups and small businesses create scalable content marketing strategies. His book The Story…
HTE 391: Working in Systems and Processes | Syed Balkhi
Dec 21, 2017 • 37 min
Today, at 25 years old, Syed Balkhi is an award-winning entrepreneur and has been recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30. He is the owner of several 7-figure online businesses, and over 400 million people visit his websites…
HTE 390: Don’t Talk About it, Do it | Jaimee Newberry
Dec 18, 2017 • 44 min
Visit HacktheEntrepreneur.com for full show notes, links, and special offers. My guest today is a professional experimenter, speaker, and entrepreneur. Then in August of 2016, she co-founded a business called Picture This Clothing — and it took off as a…
HTE 389: The True Value of Asking Why | Mark Sears
Dec 14, 2017 • 42 min
How to land and expand your product
HTE 388: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur | Emma Johnson
Dec 11, 2017 • 38 min
After three years of blogging on the side, she became the full-time blogger and entrepreneur behind WealthySingleMom.com. This is a great conversation about why women should be proud to like making money, learning to listen, and the entrepreneurial…
HTE 387: Get Your Agreements in Writing | Bobby Klinck
Dec 7, 2017 • 47 min
Are you marketing to the right people?
HTE 386: How to Create Compelling Reasons to Buy | Sharon Savariego
Dec 4, 2017 • 39 min
Everything we build should be built around a community
HTE 385: Work to Fix a Problem | Mike Trotzke
Nov 30, 2017 • 39 min
Problem solving, finding partners, and persistence
HTE 384: Faster Than Normal | Peter Shankman
Nov 27, 2017 • 41 min
Why you should never say no
HTE 383: Hustle Your Face Off | Ryan Urban
Nov 23, 2017 • 37 min
Working towards frustration-zero
HTE 382: Every Team Needs a Leader | Jack Welde
Nov 21, 2017 • 42 min
Why everyone’s job is sales and marketing
HTE 381: Mastering the Art of Delegation | Mike Faith
Nov 17, 2017 • 33 min
Assigning the right person to the right project
HTE 380: Be Lazy. Be Curious. Be Often | Michael Bungay Stanier
Nov 13, 2017 • 39 min
Coaching for performance vs. Coaching for development
HTE 379: From Blogging to International Consulting | Heather Armstrong
Nov 9, 2017 • 33 min
How Dooce became a full-time business
HTE 378: Build Your Wings on the Way Down | Karen Hoskin
Nov 6, 2017 • 38 min
Nourish the ability to see the outcome before starting
HTE 377: Risk is Not an Essential Part of Entrepreneurship | Garrett Gunderson
Nov 2, 2017 • 43 min
Learn to delegate roles, not tasks
HTE 376: How to Find Your Story | Alistair Clay
Oct 26, 2017 • 47 min
Patience, perseverance, and attention to detail
HTE 375: What Type of Business Owner Are You? | Josh Haynam
Oct 23, 2017 • 41 min
Creating a plug and play marketing funnel
HTE 374: Doing Things Before You Are Ready | Allie Siarto
Oct 20, 2017 • 35 min
Taking calculated risks in business and in life
HTE 373: Sell First and Scale Later | Nathan Barry
Oct 9, 2017 • 40 min
Why (and how) to use direct sales to gain early traction
HTE 372: Investing in Yourself | Kai Davis
Oct 6, 2017 • 45 min
How to clearly understand your freelancing problems
HTE 371: Improving with Actions, Not Tasks | Heath Armstrong
Oct 2, 2017 • 50 min
Free Giveaway: The Sweet Ass Journal
HTE 370: Starting From Scratch | Matt Miller
Sep 27, 2017 • 45 min
How to learn to be fearless
HTE 369: Finding Your First Customers | Michael Palmer
Sep 21, 2017 • 46 min
Following your curiosity to find business ideas
HTE 368: How the Pitch Podcast was Acquired by Gimlet Media | Josh Muccio
Sep 12, 2017 • 43 min
Why you need to constantly reevaluate what you are doing
HTE 367: What Drives the Value of Your Business? | Steve Little
Sep 1, 2017 • 48 min
How to figure out what people want
HTE 366: Chasing the Horizon | Landon Ray
Aug 28, 2017 • 31 min
The difference between a big wrong and the littles ones (and why neither matter)
HTE 365: Learning to Connect the Right People | Sean Smith
Aug 21, 2017 • 60 min
Why you need to be confident in what you do.
HTE 364: Empowering People Through Music | Nicc Johnson
Aug 14, 2017 • 38 min
Why you should tackle a specific problem and work from there
HTE 363: Learning to Sell Every Day | Nicky Billou
Aug 7, 2017 • 39 min
How to determine if a project fits your purpose
HTE 362: Run Your Business with Processes (and Grow it with Vision) | Allen Brouwer
Aug 1, 2017 • 40 min
The power of taking monumental strides on a daily basis
HTE 361: Starting a Record Label in an Era of Digital Media | Budi Voogt
Jul 28, 2017 • 32 min
Why you can never see Point C from Point A
HTE 360: Destroy Your Ego and Grow Your Company | Bill Lyons
Jul 24, 2017 • 35 min
Why you need to differentiate and add value
HTE 359: How to Learn Faster By Going All-in on Your Ideas | Gabriel Machuret
Jul 18, 2017 • 41 min
How to determine the lifetime value of an idea (before you start)
HTE 358: Humble Enough to Ask | Dave Munson
Jul 13, 2017 • 47 min
The founder of Saddleback talks about sticking with it long enough to succeed
HTE 357: Overcoming Anxiety and Accomplishing Anything | Phil Singleton
Jul 10, 2017 • 41 min
Focus on building your track record
HTE 356: Doing the Opposite of Everyone Else | Ronnie Nijmeh
Jun 26, 2017 • 47 min
Eliminate the thinking that it’s ‘not possible’, because it is.
HTE 355: The Entrepreneur’s Game | Chris Mailander
Jun 22, 2017 • 40 min
Understanding and decrypting the systems around you and your business
HTE 354: Doing Charity the Silicon Valley Way | Gret Glyer
Jun 20, 2017 • 38 min
The Science of Scaling
HTE 353: Setting Goals and Getting Started | Joe Pulizzi
Jun 12, 2017 • 46 min
The founder of Content Marketing Institute
HTE 352: Finding Places to Add Value | Kris Reid
Jun 8, 2017 • 41 min
Using SEO to build and grow your product business
HTE 351: Finding the Right People | Shawn Rubel
Jun 6, 2017 • 33 min
Why you need to understand business success as a sliding scale
HTE 350: 8 Years of (Seemingly) Going Nowhere | Darryl Ballantyne
Jun 1, 2017 • 38 min
Understanding the value of being nice
HTE 349: Take Responsibility For Your Situation | Marya Jan
May 25, 2017 • 35 min
Why you should always be in motion
HTE 348: Keep Asking Questions | Tim Fargo
May 22, 2017 • 41 min
Build a business lifestyle, not a lifestyle business
HTE 347: Think Big, Act Small | Tristan White
May 15, 2017 • 36 min
Becoming naturally curios, and naturally obsessive
HTE 346: How to Turn What You Know Into a Business | Jessie Shternshus
May 11, 2017 • 31 min
Why business should be treated like a game of chess
HTE 345: Ruthless Prioritization (and Hacking Growth) | Sean Ellis
May 8, 2017 • 44 min
Decide what things don’t matter to you or your business
HTE 344: Frame Your Work Around What You Love Doing | David Meerman Scott
May 4, 2017 • 35 min
Find the patterns that you can turn into success
HTE 343: How to Free Up Your Business | Connor Gillivan
May 2, 2017 • 41 min
Own Your Story.
HTE 342: [GOING DEEP] Dartboard Pricing | Sean D’Souza
May 1, 2017 • 46 min
How to price your next product (and never have to deal with competitors again)
HTE 341: The Reason Why I Freelance | Bryce Bladon
Apr 25, 2017 • 43 min
How to stay productive when working for yourself
HTE 340: Just Make Your First Dollar | Carrie Wilkerson
Apr 24, 2017 • 37 min
How to know if you are wired for entrepreneurship
HTE 339: Driven By Profits and Purpose | Jon Carder
Apr 18, 2017 • 42 min
Entrepreneurship: An exercise in IMPACT
HTE 338: Mastering Your Habits | James Clear
Apr 17, 2017 • 28 min
The key difference between amateurs and professionals
HTE 337: The Pros (and Cons) of Starting Things Really Quickly | Reggie Milligan
Apr 11, 2017 • 49 min
Entrepreneurship is an energy game
HTE 336: Entrepreneurship is a Journey to Self-Discovery | Petra Foster
Apr 6, 2017 • 40 min
Here’s why you should be opinionated and polarizing
HTE 335: Working Between Your Comfort and Panic Zones
Apr 4, 2017 • 31 min
Why you need to find amazing advisors to guide you
HTE 334: Why You Need to Throw Yourself Into Your Projects | Naomi Dunford
Apr 3, 2017 • 50 min
Those are pretty good questions, actually.
HTE 333: Habit Formation and Mental Energy | Zack Arnold
Mar 30, 2017 • 46 min
The value of understanding what could go wrong.
HTE 332: Why You Need Other People Working On Your Business | John Jonas
Mar 28, 2017 • 45 min
Building a business from home, and hiring smart people