The Entrepreneur Hot Seat is a podcast for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to hear stories from other entrepreneurs, the different types of businesses out there and the challenges other entrepreneurs are facing and what they are doing to overcome those challenges. In each episode, I will interview a different entrepreneur (some very successful, some just starting out) to learn about their business, their vision and goals as well as what they are struggling with and try to pull some lessons from the conversation.
Highlights from the interview include :
How he got to where he is today
His knowledge on analytics, media, and different selling channels
What he did after he left Beachbody
How he got his first few clients
Pricing his services
The work he does to hone his value proposition
How he structures his time to make sure he gets to fill the pipeline
"There's gotta be some sense of like expectation and transparency around, whether it's my family or my business or whatever it is around that stuff."
"I think one of the big wins is building a brand."
"You have to be able to sell yourself and you have to be able to close business."
Ryan is the #1 best-selling author of a book called "The Miracle Morning for Salespeople.” He’s also a sales leader, a business coach, and a teacher at heart. His mission is to help people achieve extraordinary results in life and in sales through business. He led a brokerage to over 1 billion dollars in sales in the last 3 years and over 20 million dollars in commissions. He had a new book out called "Explosive Sales Growth in Real Estate" which just launched on April 2018. This episode is full of beneficial information, please listen and enjoy!
Jean-Luc is a writer, speaker, and media spokesperson across many different outlets. He is a long-time entrepreneur who has started and sold multiple businesses including a chain of luxury personal training studios. Currently, he is the CEO of Miyagi incubator and accelerator in Ottawa, Canada, where he funds coaches and connects people to succeed in business. He is also a husband and a father of one.
Phil is an American author, web designer, and Internet marketing consultant who assists small businesses. He is the founder and CEO of Kansas City SEO, an Internet marketing agency. He is the co-author of "SEO for Growth." He is a husband and father of twin boys.
Kathy Feinstein is a licensed mental health counselor and a Certified Sport Performance Consultant (CMPC). Her practice focuses on 3 key areas: counseling, sport performance psychology, and education through seminars and workshops. Since 1998 her unique practice has empowered children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and teams to achieve greater satisfaction in sports, health, and life. She has a new podcast called "Parenting Peak Performers."
Aaron is a real estate investor and entrepreneur who runs his business on the road while travelling with his family. In 2017, they spent 3 weeks travelling and educating on the road for every 1 week they spent at home.
Over his career, Aaron has built, bought, and sold many companies. He has also bought and sold thousands of houses nationwide including over 100 million dollars in single-family homes. He is also a husband and a father of 4.
Derek is the CEO of The Artist Evolution, a marketing, design, and practice management firm he founded in 2007. He helps businesses of all budgets design and implement marketing strategies that work. He has developed and managed brands and marketing campaigns in multiple industries from start-ups to household names. He is the author of the book "Don't Buy a Duck." He is also a husband and father of two kids.
Mark Podolsky (AKA the Land Geek) is real estate investor and coach who specializes in buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the US. Mark has actively invested in real estate since 2001 and has completed over 5,000 transactions. Mark also has a SaaS business and is the host of multiple podcasts, including The Art of Passive Income and the Land Geek Podcast. Most importantly he is a husband and father of three kids
Jay Connor is a real estate and business developer, national speaker and private lending expert. He has been buying and selling houses for 14 years and has been involved in over 52 million dollars in transactions. Over the last seven years, Jay has automated his 7-figure business to where he works less than 10 hours per week. He has raised millions of dollars and is a contributing author to the book: Real Estate: Getting Deals Done in the New Economy.
Zack Miller is an entrepreneur, author, internet personality and mayor of “Hustle City”. He has over two decades of business experience in starting, investing, advising, mentoring and growing thousands of companies or projects. After his own successful pursuit into the entrepreneurship realm, Zack launched Hatch to be problem solvers for business owners - both startup and established companies.
Zack believes, "At the end of the day we have one belief: Everyone should control the path to the future they desire". His mission is to provide the ecosystem for entrepreneurs to thrive within, by creating a springboard for them to test, start, launch and grow their businesses. He continues to spread his mission through a weekly business television program that he hosts.
Scott Ford is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity, and SBA financing strategies. It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life. Scott is also the author of three books, including the NYT Bestseller, The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a week to a richer Entrepreneurial Life. Most importantly, Scott is a husband and father of two kids, Lakin (26) and Jacob (21)