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MBA2111 Should You Diversify or Go All In With One Business?

You’re supposed to diversify and spread risk. But ideally, you’re also supposed to focus on one thing at a time.

What’s an entrepreneur to do?

For some of us, businesses are like potato chips or tattoos — it’s hard to have just one. That’s why so many independent founders have 2, 3, or more brands going at the same time. Is this some kind of addictive behavior? Or is it a smart way to keep your eggs in different baskets?

Or is it both?

Today, we explore the ups and downs of running multiple businesses at once. Naturally, we juggle our podcast and our SaaS (and occasionally, other stuff too). Does it stretch us too thin, or does it maximize our chances of success?

Learn what factors you should consider before spinning those extra plates, and make a well-considered decision about what works best for you and your goals. Click Play!

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MBA2110 Q&A Wednesday: Am I paying myself enough?

It can be easy to forget when you run your own business: you’re an employee, too. 

As such, you need compensation as much as anyone else on the team. No one can run a business when they can’t pay their rent. But too often, we feel like every dime we take for ourselves is somehow stolen from the company. 

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is finally starting to see some real traction in their small business’s growth. Until now, our listener has been taking survival wages, just enough to keep lights on. But now that there’s more money coming in, how much is the founder entitled to?

Omar has definitely been there.

Serious consideration of founder pay is something too many entrepreneurs skip. It matters to you and your business how much you make. Moreover, it matters to the fundamental mission of your business, your big “why.” 

Today, we explore how to calculate the right number for you and your business. Plan your personal financial growth in the context of your business growth, so that you and the whole team succeed together. 

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MBA2109 Why Should Invest in Your SEO Now

Think of small businesses as David, and big businesses as Goliath.

SEO is your slingshot.

Paid advertising is getting wildly expensive, rapidly approaching the point where it’s out of reach for new and small businesses. Paying for attention and traffic can quickly deplete your resources. Bottom line: it’s not sustainable.

But getting organic traffic from loyal followers who actually want to be on your website? That’s doable.

Today, we explain how increasingly important SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is, and why you should take action immediately to make sure your SEO is as strong as it can be. We’ll discuss how to invest in SEO strategically, and why organic traffic is so much better than the traffic you get from throwing money at Google or Facebook.

Every dime you spend on SEO is money you don’t have to spend on ads. Make an end-run around the trend. Boost your business on the strength of your content — not your ad budget. Click Play!

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MBA2108 Must Read: Sell It Like a Mango by Donald Kelly

You can get better at selling, just by thinking about it differently.

Too many of us approach sales as an intimidating or mysterious skill — or worse, as a form of manipulation. As a result, we shy away from it. We think of it as one of those necessary evils that we just have to do to run a business.

But what if sales isn’t like that at all?

Sell It Like a Mango is a practical, easy read that’ll reframe your thinking about selling. Based on the author’s long experience in sales (starting with his childhood among Jamaican fruit vendors), this book looks at selling in a different, more practical, more human way.

In other words, it explains how sales is something we can all do naturally. In fact, most of us already do, whether we realize it or not.

Hear our takeaways from this excellent guide, and learn how the basics of effective sales don’t change, from fruit to software. Click Play!

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MBA2107 Why You Are Being Ignored + Free Ride Friday

When you put a lot of effort into your marketing, there’s nothing worse than the sound of crickets.

So many of us blog, vlog, tweet and post, only to get nothing out of it. We pump what we think is great content out into the Internet, and then…nothing. How can you turn this around? What can you do to finally get noticed by the audience you want to convert?

Today, we finally shut those crickets up.

In this episode, we’ll explore why certain brands don’t take off, and why it’s so hard (especially for new entrepreneurs) to get that initial traction. We’ll discuss what usually holds people back, and how some of the best examples in entrepreneurship have gotten over it.

Learn how to make your voice heard. Hear a few exercises you can put into place right away, to start reshaping your approach for the better. Click Play!

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MBA2106 Tips for Being Interviewed on a Podcast

It’s one of the most effective ways to grow your following. But how do you pull it off?

Here’s the good news: almost every podcast needs guests — lots of ‘em. Most of the time, your average podcast would be thrilled to have someone who knows their area of expertise and can carry a good conversation. You just have to be that person.

Today, we explain how.

Using Omar’s personal system, we’ll discuss how to get yourself invited onto the right podcasts, and how to prepare in a way that’ll make you more than just another guest. With the right strategy, you’ll make yourself the kind of guest who gets invited back — and gets invited to other shows.

Learn how incredibly powerful podcast guest spots can be, and how to leverage that power to boost your brand. Click Play!

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MBA2105 Q&A Wednesday: How much of a raise should I give my employees?

What are your employees worth? What will it take to keep them?

It’s a question every founder has to ask themselves, especially once the ball gets rolling. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s finally making decent profits — enough to start spreading the wealth to the team that helped make it happen.

…but how much is a “good” raise?

Today, we’ll explore how to create a raise-giving formula that rewards and retains your best employees without hurting the business. We’ll discuss what factors go into finding that number, how to evaluate employees and their contributions, and how to make the whole process fair and transparent.

Of course, this is all based on our various experiments with salary increase structures and schedules, and the system we eventually stuck with.

Learn how to share the fruits of everyone’s labor with…well, everyone! Click Play!

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