Equipping Entrepreneurs for Success
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 email@example.com 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.
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...
Your passion and your purpose do not have to be in a startup business. “If you don’t love what you do you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” -soccer player Mia Hamm. This week the title is have a passion for profitability. Why do I say that? I constantly...
What is the position that you're trying to establish in the marketplace for your company? What differentiates your business from your competitors? What does that one quality, that one unique position that if customers knew you could deliver on every single day; they...
What does this mean? It means that we don't necessarily see things that the other person sees, in that, we think anything can happen. We kind of have the ability to see reality, but then have our perception of reality and our perception of reality is, “It'll work out,...
Build a Winning Team “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments towards organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows a common people to attain uncommon results.” The Lack of Talent (LOT)...
The languages leaders use to motivate and inspire their staff: that’s the lesson for this week. “To a hammer, everything is a nail.” That’s our quote for the week and I have no idea who said it but I hear it all the time. It’s so true that when trying to communicate...
Team Builder If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, it's hard to do it just by yourself; you have to build a team. I want you to think of being a team builder and what does it take to be a team builder? First, it's realizing that you can't do everything by...
Entrepreneurs Change The World Quote of the Week: “There are a lot of bad reasons to start a company but there is only one good legitimate reason and I think you know what that is. To change the world.” -Phil Libin Owning a franchise or small business does not make...
You will not have a business if these 3 things are not in your startup budget. Quote of the Week: “The three most dreaded words in the English language are negative cash flow.” -David Tang In your small business, do you have a budget? If you do not budget for these...
DuctTapeMarketing.com: When you marry the Power of the Duct Tape Marketing System with the Accountability of an experience marketing consultant you have the key to unlock unlimited growth and profit in your business.
EMyth.com: Rediscover your passion and create the critical systems you need to get your business performance aligned with your personal goals.
EntrepreneurOnFire.com: John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a daily podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs.
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.