Episode 152 – Brett Judd – Entrepreneurial Relationships

Brett Judd (@BrettMJudd on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss entrepreneurial relationships. What are entrepreneurial relationships? When a someone loves someone and they wish to commit to one another, they create an LLC…no wait. That’s not what we’re talking about at all. We’re talking about spouses working together to run a business. Relationships and businesses are tough enough on their own but when you combine the two, that opens a whole new mess of problems. Brett and Craig discuss compartmentalizing, not treating your relationship like a business and dealing with the stress of it all.

Brett and his wife Gina have their own podcast dealing with families and their businesses at http://www.fortunesandfamilies.com/ and you can learn more about Brett at his aptly named website http://www.brettmjuddmsw.com/ 

Continue reading

Episode 148 – Thom Singer – Entrepreneurs

Thom Singer (@thomsinger on Twitter) returns to talk about his new podcast Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do with host Craig Price. It seems podcasting guests are few and far between so when Craig heard Thom was starting up a new podcast dealing with entrepreneurs, he knew he needed to get Thom back on the show. The two discuss Thom’s show, how podcasting has opened up his network (even though he’s a master at it!) and what he’s learned talking to entrepreneurs. Craig also shares his insights into why Thom’s podcast has rocketed atop the iTunes (a good show is only one reason) and some of the ways Thom could use his podcast along side his Conference Catalyst program. If you’re on the fence about podcasting for your business you have to listen to this episode.

You can subscribe to Thom’s podcast via iTunes and learn more about Thom’s speaking at http://www.thomsinger.com

Continue reading

Episode 130 – Madam Becky Adams – Brothels

Madam Becky Adams (@MadamBeckyAdams on twitter) talks to host Craig Price about customer servicing and brothels. Contrary to popular belief, Craig has no idea about brothels or prostitution but he certainly learns a bunch of new things thanks to Madam Becky and her business concepts of customer servicing. While most of us are not running underground criminal syndicates, we can still learn some legal customer service techniques like overcoming customers fears. getting customers to commit to action (hey now, keep it clean!), how customer service starts well before the sale and finding the right employees who are committed to the best service (Not what you think, you dirty bird! – Okay it is what you think.) Unintended double entendres abound in this lively discussion but thankfully it’s a podcast so you can’t see Craig shift uncomfortably in his chair. Madam Becky has gone legit and now is teaching  ‘The Art of Seductive Customer Servicing’ at http://www.seductivecustomerservicing.co.uk/

App Bonus: You can get Madam Becky’s entire book “Madam: Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets”  for free in two formats! Her outrageous story is a witty and thought provoking tale of betrayal, friendship, love and loyalty. From saucy scandals and soft toys, to raids, robberies and ‘fancy fetishes’ all accompanied by a nice cup of tea and a ginger nut biscuit. The truth really is stranger than fiction.

Continue reading

Episode 120 – Jeff Korhan – Social Marketing

Jeff Korhan (@JeffKorhan on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss social marketing. By now, it’s pretty well established that Craig has a love-hate relationship with social media. Jeff, along with his latest book Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business talk Craig down off the ledge as they talk about how every business must be a media company moving forward. Videos, podcasts, blogs and more are just part of the new marketing landscape and if you don’t learn about it, you will be left behind! They also talk about how Facebook’s new algorithm has made their business pages more and more uselesss to the small mom and pop shops. They also discuss how important Google+ will be moving forward and how important content marketing is to your overall social media marketing strategy.
 You can learn more about Jeff and his book at http://www.JeffKorhan.com 

Continue reading

Episode 119 – Dawnna St. Louis – Confidence

Dawnna St. Louis (@DawnnaStLouis on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss confidence. Typically, Craig wouldn’t have a speaker come talk about confidence because it usually ends up in the realm of unicorn fart and rainbows. You know, too much fluff not enough real stuff. But Dawnna proves her ideas on confidence and entrepreneurship are more than grounded in reality. The two realists talk about her soon to be released book “Mojo Mogul”,  Steve Jobs, Hitler (not at the same time!), what are gut feelings and intuition and how there is more to confidence than being over-confident. It’s a wide ranging episode that covers many issues entrepreneurs face every day on their way to mogul-dom. 
You can learn all about Dawnna at her obviously named website  http://www.dawnna.com – She’s like Prince, Cher and Sade! 

Continue reading

Episode 96 – Phil Gerbyshak – Entrepreneurship

Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his path to entrepreneurship. Starting your own business can be tough enough but when you have to figure out how and when to leave your current job can make that final jump even more scary. With Phil, he figured a two year notice would benefit everyone. Two-years?? That little fact fried Craig’s brain but not Phil’s honest and realistic approach to spreading your wings and finally making it on your own. Phil explains how a great employee can make their own terms (you lazy losers just collecting a check…not so much) how to work two jobs ethically (no stealing pens from the supply closet) and how to work from a coffee shop can save your sanity. He also opens up about the loss and strange feelings you get the first few weeks out there on your own. And yet leaving to start your own company can be done without burning bridges and even keeping your current employees on your side. A great guide for anyone thinking about going out on their own but aren’t sure how to leave their current job behind.
Phil also hosts a great internet video podcast call “The Shut Up Show” with his co-host Bernie Xiong, which Craig calls a video support group for entrepreneurs. Check out Craig as he guests on Phil and Bernie’s show to talk about why he got into podcasting and how he shut up (yeah right…in his case it’s just an expression) and just did a lot of strange things in his life.
You can learn more about Phil and his social media consultancy at http://www.philgerbyshak.com/ 

Continue reading