TMBA371: Should Your Next Employee Be a Mom? post image

Dan and Ian know that all entrepreneurs struggle with hiring, and specifically hiring remote workers.

One thing that they have learned over the years, through listeners of this podcast and members of the Dynamite Circle, is that stay-at-home moms tend to make model team members. On this week's episode, you'll hear the stories of three women.

Kiri Masters is the founder of Bobsled Marketing. She shares some of her experiences finding great team members, and why that strategy revolves around stay-at-home parents.

Louise Gray is one one of Kiri's remote employees. She had a very successful corporate career at Sony, before having a baby and reconsidering how she approaches work.

Lesley Pyle is the founder of HireMyMom, a well-established agency that places stay-at-home parents at companies around the world.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 01.12.17
Chiang Mai is a Great Place For a Winter Cycling Training Camp post image

Chiang Mai is a hotspot for those who run businesses online (and, perhaps infamously, for those who'd very much like to do so). When I was there a few weeks ago, I even met a few young people who'd skipped going to university to, instead, come to the mountainous north of Thailand, to work on projects and learn...

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By: Dan AndrewsPublished on 01.10.17
TMBA370: The Saturday Morning Side Hustle post image

Dan and Ian have always been fascinated by people who can create ways to generate income quickly.

Today's guest not only works for one of the most successful startups in San Francisco, but at the same time he has built a successful online side hustle in the form of an SEO training course.

Tommy Griffith is the founder of ClickMinded. On this week's episode, you'll hear how he was able to create a successful side business by setting aside his Saturday mornings. Tommy also shares his thoughts about what you need to give up to be an entrepreneur, and why he thinks there could be opportunities for entrepreneurs in the educational space.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 01.05.17
Five Hangovers from 2016 post image

There are a few things in my life, left over from 2016, which I’d like to change in 2017. They are: Lose the extra 15 lbs for good. I’m guessing this one is on many people’s New Year’s resolutions list. Luckily for me, I usually only fluctuate a few pounds, but any more than that...

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By: Ian SchoenPublished on 01.03.17
TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review post image

Podcast 29:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It's that time of year again. Our businesses slow down for the holidays, and we naturally get a little reflective about the past 12 months. This week, Dan and Ian have decided to revisit some of their favorite episodes of the Tropical MBA podcast in 2016. You'll hear...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 12.29.16
Happy Holidays From the TMBA post image

This is one of the few weeks of the year that the entire TMBA team doesn't come together in our virtual office. But I wanted to sneak in to say happy holidays to you. A photo posted by Dan Andrews (@tropicalmba) on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:41pm PST And to keep our streak alive. Since committing to...

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By: Dan AndrewsPublished on 12.27.16
TMBA368: The 12 Days of an Entrepreneur’s Christmas post image

Podcast 19:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On this very festive edition of the TropicalMBA Podcast, Dan and Ian have decided to put their own spin on one of their all-time favorite holiday songs, The 12 Days of Christmas. Their rendition is all about the 12 things that every entrepreneur is wishing for this...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 12.22.16
Why I Overinvest post image

In every company I have owned, I have made the same mistake: I over invested. For most businesses, generally in the first few years, there is a period when you have to spend a significant amount of time and/or money to get it off the ground. You are trying to figure out what does -...

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By: Ian SchoenPublished on 12.20.16
TMBA367: The Business Idea Bonanza with Dan Norris post image

A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian mentioned that they would be inviting their friend Dan Norris back onto the program.

Dan Norris is the author of The 7 Day Startup, and for lack of a better term, he is a business idea generating machine. There have been success stories on this show that came from many of Dan's business ideas.

In this conversation, Dan donates a ton of business ideas, as well as sharing how he has been able to create a six-figure side hustle through self-publishing books. If you are looking for your next entrepreneurial adventure, this could be the episode for you.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 12.15.16
The Inbox Arms Race – Is There a Downside to Tracking Personal Emails? post image

About a year ago, somebody mentioned that I should install software that would tell me when people who emailed me were tracking whether or not I opened, re-opened, or clicked on their email. Sure, I thought. Takes 45 seconds. I selected Ugly Email. This browser extension monitors your inbox for tracking pixels from services like...

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By: Dan AndrewsPublished on 12.13.16