These podcasts are intended to equip and encourage business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Each informative and encouraging session is taught by active business owner, best-selling author and teacher, Sean Castrina.
A message from Sean:
I’m excited that you’ve chosen to listen to and more importantly grow your business knowledge by listening to the most practical and actionable podcast for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, taught by a current business owner. I’ve also written some bestselling books like the Eight Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success as well as the fictional tale the Greatest Entrepreneur in the World. In these podcasts, I will share with you what I’ve learned in over twenty years of owning countless businesses in a variety of industries. My goal is to save you money and teach you how to make substantially more as well as to help you avoid unneeded aggravation and stress. Each week we will drill down on one key item that has been shared by one of our listeners, one of our staff or that has been brought up during our partner meetings. These items are what are usually facing or irritating my businesses and need to be addressed. I encourage you to learn from my mistakes, as lessons learned from a second-hand story are a lot less expensive. You can always email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and share with me something that you’d like me to teach.
DEVELOPING the ENTREPRENEUR WITHIN
One minute daily videos of stories, strategies and qualities to add to your repartoire. These daily nuggets will help equip and encourage you to be a better entrepreneur. Each informative and encouraging session is taught by active business owner, best-selling author and teacher, Sean Castrina.
Dependable As a business owner, you need to be dependable if you want your staff to be dependable. If you're not dependable, you're not going to keep high level staff members. You need to be the example of being dependable. That means you don't have to be reminded to...
Learner What does this mean? It means you're constantly growing your knowledge level, skill, areas of strength, your ability to understand your industry and your ability to run a business. What this means is you're always trying to keep growing, keep moving forward. I...
Stop thinking and acting like a small business because you will run and get paid like a small business. Quote of the Week: “You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow.” -Unknown The Problem with Thinking Like a Small Business I...
Have you ever met certain people that they just don't have the second gear? They don't do anything faster than necessary? When you're starting a business, growing a business, there will be key periods where urgency is required. You as the owner may be the only person...
Too many small businesses never set goals and therefore never grow. Quotes of the Week: “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible to the visible.” -Tony Robbins. “Goals are like magnets. They will attract the things that make them come true.” -Tony...
Manager What does that mean? Somebody within your group needs to be able to control the operations. Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur, but there has to be somebody overseeing operations. There needs to be somebody who's constantly delivering on the promises you...
Rainmaker What is a rainmaker? A rainmaker is that one person who can bring in the big client, the one person that you trust to close the biggest deal or the one person that you know is constantly working towards bringing in big revenue. It's great if it's you, but if...
Podcast EP: 18 Getting An MBA in Entrepreneurship Your business will be as successful as you the leader are unless your partners are smarter than you in which case they are going to get rid of you. Quote of the Week: “The more you read the more things you will know....
To be a successful entrepreneur, you better start being a minimalist. It means you don't start a business with everything. A minimalist starts the business with just enough to get it going, but not much more than that. Why do I encourage you to be a minimalist?...
You better have a lion in your partnership group. There needs to be somebody who can confront that difficult client and say, “No, we didn't promise that, we can't give you that.” There needs to be somebody who can have the hard discussions with employees. I encourage...
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EMyth.com: Rediscover your passion and create the critical systems you need to get your business performance aligned with your personal goals.
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SethGodin.com: Learn about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
48Days.com: Foster the process of imagining, dreaming and introspection, help people find their calling and true path, and translate that into meaningful, purposeful and profitable daily work…all within 48 Days!
NextMark Mailing List Finder: Find those elusive “perfect” mailing lists for your direct marketing campaigns.
LivePlan.com: With expert advice, built-in help, online access, and more than 500 complete sample business plans, LivePlan makes it easy for you to create a professional plan that will impress any audience
CastingWords.com: Fast and easy online transcription service.
HubShout.com: Online marketing campaigns and SEO optimization.
InboundWriter.com: Content optimization application that blends art and science to reach and engage your audience.
SpeakerText.com: Video and podcast transcription for better SEO.
Topo.ly: Mapping made simple. Build maps from Excel data.
aytm.com: Fast, beautiful, meaningful, sophisticated market research studies.
addresstwo.com: Organize your contacts, manage leads, follow-up, tasks and activities—with a simple, online CRM.
Infusionsoft.com: CRM, e-commerce, social media and email marketing in a single, powerful system that automatically converts leads into new customers and grows sales.
nimble.com: With Nimble’s social CRM, easily manage all your contacts, communications, activities and sales in one single place.
crowdSPRING.com: The world’s number on marketplace for logos, graphic design and naming.
sxc.hu: Stock.XCHNG is the leading FREE stock photo site.
visual.ly: Infographics and data visualizations tell your story, drive traffic, and amplify your social media presence.
Aweber.com: Create profitable customer relationships for your business. Marketing tools like professional email signup forms & autoresponder services make it easy for you to build your email list and stay in touch.
ConstantContact.com: Email marketing, social campaigns, online surveys and more.
VerticalResponse.com: A full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
JohnMaxwellTeam.com: Leadership lessons from one of the industry’s top names.
BizFilings.com: Streamlined online business filings and post-incorporation support.
legalzoom.com: One of the most popular online incorporation and trademark sites.
MyCorporation.com: Trademarks, copyrights, incorporation and LLC all on one easy site.
HubSpot.com: All-in-one marketing software for SEO, social media, blogging and lead management.
RavenTools.com: SEO research, link building, management, metrics, research and more.
SEObook.com: Personal SEO coaching and training online.
SEOmoz.org: SEO management, social media monitoring, actionable recommendations, and so much more in one easy-to-use platform.
Wordtracker.com: Find the best keywords for your business, attract more website traffic, create Google-friendly content and more.