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Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast

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 25, 2017

Anirudh Narayan is a growth specialist that has helped over 1000 aspiring entrepreneurs and 30 startups in the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia with launching their idea, reaching product market fit and scale. His core specialties lie in user acquisition, funnel optimization, growth hacking and business development. Anirudh currently helps entrepreneurs launch and scale their business through bootcamps, courses, consulting services and products.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The path Ani took to go from graduating with a degree in biotechnology to working with startups
  • Taking your passion and turning it into a business, like Ani and his friend did with their passion for basketball
  • The danger in not thinking about your customer first
  • What happened that made Ani realize he didn’t want to be working for someone else
  • How he helps startups scale their business
  • Problems startups tend to have, and how Ani helps to solve them
  • Actionable items participants in Ani’s boot camps come away with
  • The lean startup movement and why they focus on customers
  • Why you shouldn’t be solution focused, but problem focused instead
  • How to start with a hypothesis to determine what your customer wants
  • Entrepreneurs’ ready, fire, aim philosophy and how Ani tries to fix that
  • Ani’s funnel strategy for growth hacking
  • AARRR, which stands for acquisition, activation, retention, referral, revenue, and what entrepreneurs should know about this
  • Ani’s strength in big picture thinking and how that helps him find solutions to problems
  • Why he believes there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur
  • Examples of tools entrepreneurs can use to improve their business

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Oct 18, 2017

Thor Conklin is a business owner & consultant as well as a content-driven podcaster. 2016 marks his 16th year as an entrepreneur. The first company Thor created was a global risk management consulting firm that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $12.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide. His background, in risk management, served him well when he lost 1/3 of his team, in the World Trade Center attacks, on 9/11. Since that time, he has started, bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses making him a sought after, cross-industrial resource for entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business.

Thor has a talent for slicing through the noise of everyday distractions and bringing his audience intellectual commodities like his:“Ultimate Success Map”, a simplistic, easy-to- follow guide for individuals who need to break through to the next level of achievement and get the absolute most, not just from their business, but, from their lives.

Thor is gritty, experienced and accessible as he brings to bear what holds people back from realizing their full potential. Through his latest venture, Peak Performance Nation, he teaches the tools, tips, tricks and strategies necessary to be a Peak Performer. He qualifies the psychology of success in one word: “Execution”! “Nothing you’ve learned matters – unless you can EXECUTE”!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The lack of consistency in results that got Thor thinking about making a change
  • What inspired Thor to create the ultimate success map
  • Figuring out what you really want in life and making sure that’s part of your vision
  • An example explaining the difference between decision and commitment
  • The step a lot of people miss in the ultimate success map
  • Why accountability groups tend to become less effective over time
  • How Thor learned more from his mentees than he ever imagined
  • What caused Thor to realize he should focus more on accountability
  • Tough love, and how he uses it to motivate people
  • Drawbacks of running around trying to fix the problem that isn’t
  • How Tony Robbins has been influential for both Thor and Dave
  • Making micro commitments and how this life hack can help you execute in all areas of your life and business
  • How Thor learned from his mistake of buying a company in an industry he knew nothing about
  • Thor’s advice for avoiding the same mistake he made when buying the wrong company
  • “Life happens for me, not to me”- Thor’s guiding principle and how he applies it to his life

Ways to contact Thor:

Oct 11, 2017

Ryan Ayres is a business consultant & coach. In the last 20 years he’s had the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from massive organizations like Microsoft, Ford, and Sports Illustrated to hundreds of small businesses. Ryan brings the best of these companies and his c-level caliber experience to his clients.

His business, Focus 53, typically works with C-level executives and business. Simply put, he helps his clients solve the technology and operational challenges around leadership, strategy, and innovation so they can continue to grow and thrive. Ryan is also the host of the Focus 53 podcast.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The 3 areas that are at the root of problems regardless of company size or value
  • Questions to ask to figure out where your focus is
  • How to “major on the major things”
  • What to do when emails are out of control
  • Why “crash and burn” is really only a mental attitude
  • The experiences as an athlete that can apply to business
  • The “lead dominos” that Ryan focuses on to keep everything else standing
  • Building a “margin” into your schedule
  • The importance of spending time with yourself
  • Managing your energy
  • What a survey about Ryan’s strengths revealed

How to contact Ryan:

Oct 4, 2017

After 5 years working for a prominent law firm in litigations and corporate transactions, Ben returned to his roots and true calling of entrepreneurship. In 2015, he founded En Masse Counsel whose primary directive is the support of creative entrepreneurship. Creative entrepreneurship is a thriving engine of economic growth because launching creative businesses and ventures transforms how we use or interact with products and services and, at times, even with ourselves. The principle startups like Airbnb, Groupon, and Uber were built on is the “artist business person” - where creativity is emphasized first and technology created in service of the artist. These businesses do not simply make services and products easier to use or less expensive but actually disrupt the fields and markets they enter, initiating epoch-defining metamorphoses that change the way life is lived and impart tremendous cultural impact.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why creativity is the greatest resource of every entrepreneur
  • Listening to your customers and synthesizing their needs with innovative concepts
  • Cultivating a philosophy for your business that will resonate with your customers
  • The latest technology that can make you more productive and create profitable systems
  • Running virtual teams from anywhere to create an agile business
  • Honing your focus and answering the important questions about your purpose
  • How to disrupt the status quo of an industry
  • What technology does to support creative strategies
  • Empowering your customers so that they become creative resources

Ways to contact Ben:

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