TMBA 680: Mailbag: Permission vs Forgiveness, B2B vs B2C, And ‘The SOP Question’

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On this week’s show Dan and Ian respond to some listener comments and questions including non-competes and potential conflicts of interest with your current employer when you’re thinking of starting an entrepreneurial side-hustle:

“You’ve got to understand that, hey, there’s three lawyers sitting in that office down there. If I take this vulnerable idea to them they’re gonna say, ‘No’. I am not going to allow my life to be affected by a Mall Cop, or whatever .. when we say risk in entrepreneurship, it’s the emotional risk of owning that and not asking for permission”.

They also give their takes on the rewards of creating B2B versus B2C business, and why SOPs haven’t been mentioned on the show for quite some time.

Listen and Learn:

  • Side Hustle: Should you seek Permission or Forgiveness from an employer?
  • Definitions of ‘entrepreneurial risk’
  • Is there a deficit of coaching in key business areas
  • When and where are SOPs critical?

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
“100 True Customers” – A 1000 True Fans Approach For Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
TMBA528: The Brenwall Code
TMBA499: 5 Approaches to Getting Rich
TMBA 157 (LBP134) – If It Makes You Money, You Shouldn’t Be Doing It (The SOP Episode)
Revision Legal
David Hehenberger
Hello Flamingo
Sean Ogle
Location Rebel
Taylor Pearson
Mutiny Funds
Jessica Malnik
The Remote Work Tribe
The Far Out Life
Ben Krueger
Cash Flow Podcasting
Tyler Tringas
Nick Huber
Sweaty Startup
Matt Paulson
The 5 Stage Hiring Process

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA 673: Side-Hustle to Multi-million Inc500 #98 Business
TMBA274: When You’ve Built Yourself a Job Instead of a Business
TMBA513: How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky

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