TMBA484: 5 Things We’ve Learned From Running a New Business for 6 Months

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A lot of our listeners have been reaching out to us lately to ask about Dan and Ian‘s newest business venture, Dynamite Jobs.

Dan and Ian have been running the business for the past six months, and it is still very much in the early stages.

But as the business has evolved over that time, they’ve learned a lot of things that they didn’t expect.

On today’s podcast, we’re sharing five things that we have learned in the last 180 days of running a new productized services business.

And later in the episode, we’ll be discussing some specific numbers, goals, and takeaways from the genesis of Dynamite Jobs.

You’ll also hear three reasons why we think the remote hiring process isn’t working for a lot of entrepreneurs.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why the most profitable marketplace isn’t the one that we are good at serving. (3:03)
  • The difference between offering action and possibility. (18:13)
  • How businesses can be built around “$2000 Operators”. (28:55)
  • Why compensation is about more than just a number. (35:52)
  • Key numbers from our first six months with Dynamite Jobs. (40:43)

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