Don’t Be An “Idea Guy”

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“I’m an idea guy,” someone told me at a business conference. I winced, scanning for the exit. Here’s the thing: Idea guys (and gals) don’t add value to any business. And the very notion great idea are any kind of … Continued

The Best Podcast For Startups

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Pulled in two different directions by customers and investors, entrepreneurs experience very unique challenges. That’s why I’ve tapped the best entrepreneurs, founders, and A-List business leaders to create what I believe is the best podcast for startups. My name is … Continued

Entrepreneurialism Is Not A Goal

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If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, know this: Entrepreneurialism is not a goal. Last week, I was mentoring a few college seniors who are getting ready to enter the workforce. One wanted to be an entrepreneur, so she asked … Continued

Entrepreneurs Are Taking On Amazon (And Winning)

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How can retailers compete with Amazon? This was the topic during a conversation I had with former Governor of Colorado, and now Senator, John Hickenlooper just last year. “…Amazon has got a monopoly. If you want to sell widgets in … Continued

Entrepreneurship Sucks (Sometimes)

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There are thousands of new covid-preneuers right now according to the US Census Bureau. If that’s you, know this: Entrepreneurship sucks sometimes. Yes, it’s an incredible journey and can be insanely fulfilling, but someone needs to be honest with you. … Continued

Five irritating mistakes podcasters make.

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Assuming the content is fresh and engaging, the reason why people don’t subscribe to podcasts is simple. The show is irritating. I’ve been podcasting since 2017, I did live radio for three years, and I’ve had some great success at … Continued

How to write the perfect pitch email

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Creating the perfect pitch email to achieve press or to publish a piece you wrote, isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Even seasoned PR pros blast thousands of journalists using popular tools like MuckRack or Meltwater but hear me out: this is … Continued

Beware of Backlink Photo Credit Scammers

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Imagine my surprise when I received an email from someone claiming I had used a photo without proper attribution! Going by the name Gavin Whitner, representing Music Oomph / MusicOomph.com, he said Id’ be off the hook if I did … Continued

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