TMBA 396: The Realities of Running a Business in 2017

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As many of our listeners know, Dan and Ian hosted an event in Austin, TX last week that brought together entrepreneurs from all over the world to talk about their businesses.

Today’s episode features five of the most important takeaways from that event, focusing primarily on the cold, hard realities of what it means to be an entrepreneur in 2017. These subjects range from hiring A players to harnessing your “superpowers” and much, much more.

You’ll also hear a lot of news about the podcast, including an opportunity for one talented listener to win a $1500 cash prize.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why it can still take a really long time to make your business a reality. (8:25)
  • How the head trash of bad hiring can screw up a good business. (17:56)
  • How to identify what your “superpower” is. (24:19)
  • The difference between being a founder and being an owner. (34:35)
  • An opportunity to win a $1500 cash prize. (42:52)

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This week’s sponsor:

A big thanks to Jungle Scout – this episode’s sponsor. Jungle Scout is an awesome analytical tool that has helped thousands to launch and grow profitable Amazon businesses. Many Amazon sellers confidently vote Jungle Scout as the most important tool they use in their business.

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Published on 07.06.17
  • Allen Walton

    Over-under on people complaining about Dan’s pronunciation of ‘New Orleans’?

  • http://www.entrepreneursinmotion.com Shayna

    Hmm, I don’t have any brilliant ideas for the name at the moment, but last time you moved from LBP to TMBA I was a little surprised, since I thought LBP better captured the essence of the pod. In any case, I think a re-brand is a good idea… looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  • Ian O’Brien

    TMBA 2: In The City?

  • Erik Stoddard

    The Esso Club is jock bar
    TTT is catch all
    TD’s weirdo bar

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    haha there’s at least one every ep

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    :D

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    agree!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    haha awesome, from my perspective esso is for alumns, so TD’s party, TTT jock/greek, Nick’s weirdos!

  • Erik Stoddard

    Haha, I went to Nick’s, once by accident. Someone told me meet them at the bar with the blue awning but they were talking about a different one.

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