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TMBA506: The Power of In Person

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Podcast 47:13 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Dan and Ian recently came across a question in the private forum of The Dynamite Circle. It was this: "How important has your network been to your success?" It's generally agreed that the power of having the right connections is absolutely fundamental to growing a business, especially a...

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TMBA505: How to Choose Your Own Product

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A few weeks ago on this podcast, Dan and Ian were talking about some of their biggest pet peeves.

In that episode, Ian lamented that the quality of flip flops available for purchase had drastically declined.

What happened next should come as no surprise. A few listeners of this show reached out to us to let us know that they had started their own product business manufacturing flip flops.

Jeremy Stewart is the co-founder of Hari Mari, which he started with his wife Leila. Hari Mari manufactures and sells premium flip flops across the globe.

On today's episode, Jeremy joins us to talk about how their company was founded, how his experience as a political consultant helped Hari Mari grow, and how they were able to go from ground zero to having their products sold in big box retail stores.

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TMBA504: Mailbag: From the Hamster Wheel to the Flywheel

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Dan and Ian love hearing from listeners of this show.

So many times, people reach out to us with thoughtful questions, and one of our favorite things to do is to answer them on this podcast.

On today's episode, we are reaching into the mailbag to answer a variety of questions that you submitted to us via email or voicemail.

We'll be discussing a broad range of topics including how long it really takes to get your business off the ground, locations to live at the various stages of your entrepreneurial journey, the dilemmas of sustainability, and a whole lot more.

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TMBA503: What’s Your ‘Founder Fit’?

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Dan and Ian have seen it time and time again where entrepreneurs can sort of hit a brick wall with their business. But what if the problem doesn't lie with you, but with the type of business you're running? Sometimes people can possess all of the right skills to be successful, but they haven't put themselves in the right situation to succeed.

Today's episode is all about "Founder Fit", or the idea that the business you are working on should be the right kind of project that suits your skillset. We'll be discussing four different founder archetypes that we've seen, what their secret weapons are, and which sorts of businesses we believe are best suited for each of these entrepreneurs. We'll also be sharing some of our favorite resources for each type of entrepreneur.

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