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Are you a mainstreet entrepreneur who doesn't want to use other people's money to grow your business? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work yourself? Are you excited about controlling your own destiny? We aren't here to make your business the next Uber, but instead to help you grow your business so that it provides a good life for you, your family, and your employees.
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Oct 24, 2016

Stephen Woessner is the CEO of Predictive ROI and the host of the brilliant Onward Nation podcast. He is also the author of two bestselling books, “The Small Business Owners Handbook to Search Engine Optimization” and “Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking.” His digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine and more. His agency blends education in very transparent ways for clients.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Predictive ROI, Stephen’s company that produces this podcast
  • How Stephen and I met at Darren Hardy’s High Performance Forum and what that event did for Stephen
  • Stephen’s event Predictive ROI Live that never happened yet cost $200,000 and the lessons Stephen learned from that failure
  • The proverbial moment when Stephen decided to start Onward Nation
  • How Predictive ROI took what they built with Onward Nation and will generate $2 million over the next 12 months producing podcasts
  • The lessons Stephen learned from his grandfather
  • What Stephen has learned from working closely with Don Yaeger
  • Stephen’s favorite books of all time -- and the book he’s reading right now
  • Stephen’s weekly one-on-one meetings with his full-time employees
  • Why you can only manage a team of 4-5 people and why you must use decentralized command
  • Why Tarzan is Stephen’s favorite Disney character
  • Stephen’s experiences working with nuclear missiles 100 times as powerful as the ones dropped in World War II -- and the time he had to stop one from catching fire

Ways to contact Stephen:

Oct 24, 2016

Wendy Keller is a marketing strategist for individuals and business owners, especially those who want to become successful authors, well-paid speakers or consultants. Wendy founded her sixth company, Keller Media, Inc., in 1989.  Keller Media has helped thousands of people like you to develop a brand identity/platform that turns your knowledge and passion into a profitable business or generous extra revenue stream.  

Keller Media has brokered +1,500 rights deals worldwide for books, audio, merchandise, sponsorships, speaking engagements, spokesperson engagements, online training and other types of content-based transactions.  Wendy’s clients include 17 New York Times best-selling authors, 9 international best-selling authors, several hundred professional speakers, household names, media personalities, 2 Nobel nominees, prominent executives, scientists, physicians, scholars, politicians, thought leaders…and many small business people ready to build a compelling platform so that their brand and their income grow rapidly.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Wendy’s background
  • Learning lessons from mistakes instead of giving up and dealing with the hassle of being an employee
  • The first steps Wendy made to jump start her business
  • What drives Wendy -- and how that drive led her to pursue her career
  • What Wendy has learned throughout her career that has made her able to combat the challenges she faces frequently
  • Why you absolutely need to create a Facebook public figure page
  • Mixing up your content to reach people in the way they like to learn
  • Why Wendy has to be relentless
  • Wendy’s favorite book, “The Way to Love” by Anthony de Mello
  • Why Wendy would love to go back and spend time with Henry Clay Frick
  • Why you need a platform to get published by a publisher and Wendy’s new book about building platforms

Ways to contact Wendy:

Oct 24, 2016

Bo Burlingham has spent 33 years at Inc., as senior editor, then executive editor, then editor-at-large. He now writes about entrepreneurship at Forbes.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Bo’s career at Inc. and Forbes
  • Bo’s best small companies in America list at Forbes
  • Great companies vs large companies and human scale vs financial scale
  • Bo’s book “Small Giants” about companies with mojo
  • What’s in the new 10th anniversary edition of “Small Giants”
  • What makes great businesses fail
  • The tough situations that arise when the financials aren’t there
  • “The Great Game of Business” that Bo wrote with Jack Stack
  • Why everyone needs to understand what’s going on inside your company
  • “A Stake in the Outcome”: Bo and Jack Stack’s “The Great Game of Business” follow up
  • What you need to think about when giving employees stock
  • “Street Smarts”: Bo’s book he wrote with Norm Brodsky
  • “Finish Big”: Bo’s book about selling and exiting companies
  • The phases of building, growing, and exiting companies
  • Why 70% of people who sell their business are miserable

Ways to contact Bo:

Bo’s books:

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