TMBA 249: Getting Started With Customer Churn Analysis post image

We're talking about Churn rate, and everything we can learn from it. Bossman and I are by no means experts on the topic, but we've dug up a plethora of information to share on Churn rate analysis. We'll discuss how to use this information to provide more value to your clients and keep them around for longer. We also answer some listener questions about the FBAR deadline and how we approach the frequency at which we create podcast content.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.19.14
The Top 10 Lifestyle Design Cities – 2014 Edition post image

I was fascinated by an article on Marginal Revolution that listed cities “at or near their peak of excellence.” I enjoyed hearing the author's perspective and comparing it with my own, so I thought I'd do something similar and try and identify “lifestyle design” hot...

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By: DanPublished on 06.17.14
TMBA 248: The “Steak Dinner Problem” and Polyphasic Productivity post image

This week, we're talking about John Reineck's "Steak Dinner Problem", and how we interact with our clients. We had a great discussion with Taylor Pearson about it in the comments of our recent article about The Coconut Cash Conundrum. We're gonna be sharing some advanced level strategies on how to handle this complex situation that entrepreneurs face when their business starts to dictate the orders. We'll also talk about how to identify one thing that benefits your business and maximize your efforts during your most productive hours.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.12.14
In 2013 I Traveled to 7 Countries and Lived Mostly in AirBnB Rentals – Here’s How I Did It post image

Ian here! In 2013, I traveled to 7 countries, living mostly in AirBnB rentals along the way. When I first starting using AirBnB, it would take me hours to find the right place. These days, AirBnB inventory is plentiful in...

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By: IanPublished on 06.10.14
TMBA 247: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire? post image

We're back this week, answering a bunch of listener questions about when it's the right time to expand your business and hire some new employees. We'll talk about why there's no magic bullet for getting through the hiring process. It's different for everyone, but there are ways to know when it's time to step up and start bringing in some help.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.05.14
The Coconut Cash Conundrum and Other Money Problems post image

How we choose to think about money will end up (to some degree) defining how much of it and the quality of it that we receive. One of the things that’s confusing about money is the way we bake our...

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By: DanPublished on 06.03.14
TMBA 246: Should You Be Blogging? post image

This week, we're digging into the archives and replaying one of our most popular, and controversial episodes. We're going to be talking about the perils of personal blogging and entrepreneurial journey blogging. A lot of people have interpreted this episode as a warning, but we consider it a challenge to bloggers to step up their game.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 05.29.14
TMBA 245: The Tao of the Sale post image

This week, it’s all about making the sale. Bossman and I are exploring twenty random thoughts that we’ve had about sales. We talk about everything from salesmanship, to what that process looks like, what some of the key tactics that we use are, and how you can evolve by using these strategies.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 05.22.14
TMBA 244: “I Got My First Monies, What Should I Do Now?” post image

This week, we're talking about money. We've had quite a few listeners asking us about what to do when your business starts generating enough money for you to live comfortably. Bossman and I are not financial experts by any means, but we have experienced a lot as entrepreneurs, and we have our own opinions on what to do after you've started making money. Hope you enjoy and happy Thursday!

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 05.15.14
TMBA 243: The “Knowledge Gap” Fallacy post image

Last week, we put out a challenge for listeners to email us there "1000 True Fans" business plan-- what they are going to be doing for their clients, how they are doing it differently than other providers, what they are delivering, and the prices that they are planning to charge. We got a ton of responses! Some were great, and some were problematic in our view. Among those, we tried to determine the most common mistakes being made. Bossman also predicts the collapse of our business somewhere in there! Hope you enjoy and happy Thursday!

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 05.08.14