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MBA1968 Guest Teacher – Jessica Norwood – How to overcome adversity as an entrepreneur

It’s been quite a year for adversity.

From a global pandemic and its effects on hiring and supply chains, to a drastic reckoning with structural inequality, times got tough.

But as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, navigating adversity is the one skill that everyone in every business needs. So how can you dig deep and respond constructively when the struggle becomes real?

Jessica Norwood is an activist and entrepreneur who specializes in overcoming adversity. Today, she’s here with 4 powerful insights that only experience with true adversity could produce. 

Entrepreneurship is about being challenged; the choice to start a business is a choice to face adversity head-on. With this lesson, Jessica shares practical wisdom that can prepare pretty much anyone in any industry to adapt and overcome. Click Play!

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Capella University

At Capella University, you’re in control of your education. With the game-changing FlexPath format, you can take classes at your own pace, set your own deadlines, and even leverage your previous experience to move faster. And the faster you move, the more you’ll save. Now THAT’s smart. Learn more at capella.edu.

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MBA1967 How to Increase Profits With Lower Prices + Free Ride Friday

Let’s be clear: we almost never recommend lower prices.

In fact, we spend lots of time on this podcast encouraging people to charge more. Often, raising prices is the best way to boost overall revenue. 

Often, but not always.

Today, we explain how lower prices can be a powerful tool — when applied correctly. There is a way to sell to the clearance-bin crowd that won’t kill profit, or devalue your brand or products. 

…and it’s one of the best ways to grow your business.

If we sound self-contradictory, give this episode a listen. You’ll see what we mean! And you’ll walk away with an excellent strategy for taking your business to the next level. Click Play!

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Wix

Building a successful business online can be challenging. Thankfully Wix makes it easy, with a complete business solution that handles everything from creating a standout website to building a marketing strategy. With all the features you need to create, manage and grow online (plus reliable hosting and fast loading times) Wix is all you need to establish your online presence today. Head to wix.com and join millions of people growing their business online.

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MBA1966 Does Having an Office Space Make Sense in 2022?

So..are we ever going back to work? 

More importantly, should we?

Not ‘work’ as in doing work, of course. We mean going back to the physical, brick & mortar office space that used to be a requirement for any business, big or small.

The key phrase is “used to be.”

Office space is expensive, especially for new and small businesses. For all that money, is it really worth it? Has COVID shown us that the office is a thing of the past? Today, we explore that question, and offer our own answers.

Spoiler alert: our company has never had an office. Ever. 

Even before the pandemic, we hired remotely for literally every position, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

But on the flip side, our host Omar maintains an office space outside the home for himself. Find out why, explore your own options, and discover your own answer to the remote vs office question. Click Play!

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Wix

Building a successful business online can be challenging. Thankfully Wix makes it easy, with a complete business solution that handles everything from creating a standout website to building a marketing strategy. With all the features you need to create, manage and grow online (plus reliable hosting and fast loading times) Wix is all you need to establish your online presence today. Head to wix.com and join millions of people growing their business online.

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MBA1965 Q&A Wednesday: How do I fire my brother?

Well this is awkward.

However, it’s not that uncommon. Hiring family members who just don’t work out is a thing that happens. In fact, it even happened to Omar! 

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and it also happened to one of our listeners. Six months into a new position, and one business founder’s brother just isn’t up to the task. How in the world do you let a close family member go without creating chaos at home?

There is a way.

It’s not easy, but it’s not supposed to be. The good news is that — if you handle the firing properly — both your business and your relationship can recover from it. 

Learn how to handle one of the most difficult situations a business (and a family) can face. Click Play!

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Capella University

At Capella University, you’re in control of your education. With the game-changing FlexPath format, you can take classes at your own pace, set your own deadlines, and even leverage your previous experience to move faster. And the faster you move, the more you’ll save. Now THAT’s smart. Learn more at capella.edu.

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MBA1964 Top 5 Website Mistakes

What’s the difference between a website that works, and one that doesn’t?

When we say ‘works,’ we mean the site’s ability to reach an audience, generate leads and sales, and represent your brand.

In our experience, most ineffective sites are suffering from one or more of 5 specific mistakes. These common no-no’s are like cinderblocks tied to the neck of your business. They’re holding you back, and you shouldn’t waste any time getting rid of them!

Today, we share the absolute do-not’s.

We’ll discuss how each of these screwups can ruin even the best-designed website — and hold back any business, no matter how great its potential. For the majority of us, the website is the business. So making sure it performs is critical.

Learn what people do wrong, how to check for it, and how to fix it. Give your business website a health check, and make the changes necessary to unleash its true potential. Click Play!

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Supercharge your knowledge, sales, and success with Shopify: the all-in-one commerce platform to start, run, and grow your business. Shopify gives entrepreneurs the resources once reserved for big business, so start-ups and scale-ups can sell everywhere, synchronize online and in-person sales, and stay informed. Reach customers across social networks with an ever-growing suite of channel integrations and apps — including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and more. Plus, gain insights with detailed reporting on conversion rates, profit margins and beyond. Head to shopify.com/mba for a free 14-day trial.

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MBA1963 Guest Teacher – Joe DiChiara – How to set up and manage a business’ finances

We’re not all great with numbers. And we don’t all know the rules.

If you’re thinking of starting a business, but not sure how to do the whole financial management thing, you’re not alone. 

That’s why we brought an expert in for advice. Joe DiChiara is a rare combination: successful independent entrepreneur and CPA (Certified Public Accountant). While most CPA’s work for someone else, Joe knows what it takes to build your own business — and how to make the finances part a little easier.

The key is to get ahead of it.

Today, Joe explains what you need to do now, so that you’re not overwhelmed by financial stuff later. With straightforward, practical instructions, Joe demystifies accounting, so you can get a firm handle on it — and prevent potential legal trouble down the road.

Learn the basics of small business finance from a true expert. Click Play!

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MBA1962 When & How to Hire for Marketing + Free Ride Friday

Get started marketing!

Too many new entrepreneurs skip this part, or make it a low priority. While it’s natural to focus on developing your product, marketing is where you can get an incredible return on every cent you invest.

In other words, marketing is just as important to building your business as the product is! 

By getting an early start on forging your company’s relationship with your target audience, you can get ahead of the game in meaningful ways, leading to steadier growth down the road.

Today, we explain how to get your new business’s marketing ball rolling. Learn who to hire, when to hire them, and where to find them. With this simple advice, you can gain crucial momentum early on — even with a startup budget. 

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At Capella University, you’re in control of your education. With the game-changing FlexPath format, you can take classes at your own pace, set your own deadlines, and even leverage your previous experience to move faster. And the faster you move, the more you’ll save. Now THAT’s smart. Learn more at capella.edu.

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