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TMBA498: When Does an Artist Become an Entrepreneur?

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Dan and Ian love stories where creative people find success through entrepreneurship. Truthfully, it's not something we have had a chance to talk about much on this podcast, but art and entrepreneurship don't have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the skillsets can actually be complementary. Today's guest has figured that out herself, as she went from working a 9-to-5 while living with her parents to traveling the world on her own terms. Cat Coquilette is an artist and illustrator who has made a career licensing her artwork and designs through companies like Target, Urban Outfitters, and Bed Bath & Beyond. On today's podcast, Cat joins us to share how she navigated the journey from her childhood bedroom to successful solopreneurship, without sacrificing her creative fulfillment along the way.

TMBA497: Success is Solving Other People’s Problems

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On this week's show, Dan and Ian are talking about getting real with yourself about what you need to do to succeed. Very few people are more qualified to talk about that than John Ainsworth. John is the CEO and founder of Data Driven Marketing, which builds, fixes, and optimizes automated sales funnels. Those sales funnels are the mechanisms that many online businesses use to communicate with customers and entice them to buy their products.

TMBA496: Should You Go Remote?

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Podcast 43:04 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment First off, we'd really appreciate it if you could take 5-minutes to fill in our TMBA listener survey here. By doing this, you’ll automatically enter to win $1,000+ in amazing prizes; from SEO courses to premium travel backpacks. Check Out the Prizes Here! Dan and Ian have been...

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What are Your Favorite Job Interview Questions?

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As a team we've been doing tons of interviews in our efforts to match remote professionals with great companies over at Dynamite Jobs. We're exploring ways to ask more elegant and efficient questions. What can you ask someone that reveals the most about their potential in a job? Recently, I asked Kean Graham, founder of Monetize...

Do you Need to Quit Your Job to Build a Successful Business?

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We get a lot of emails from readers of this blog (Dan@TropicalMBA.com). This week I thought I’d respond to some here. Feel free to write us if you have questions you'd like to see written about. Today's topics include making money from writing, digital nomad documentaries, starting productized services, and remote jobs. Hi Dan, I...

The Charisma Trap – One Way Entrepreneurs Screw Up Hiring Remote Employees

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A few days ago, a customer of Dynamite Jobs called me seeking advice. On his desk he had two resumes and a dilemma. “Both of my options seem good,” he said, “but I can't decide who to choose." He went on to describe the candidates: "Candidate number one could be plugged into the job and...

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