Jeff Bullas | How to Build Credibility and Trust in a Digital World

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redJeff Bullas was going through a rough time of unemployment and divorce when he decided to start his blog about social media back in 2009.

Today, he’s asked to speak at events all over the world, has written multiple books, and works with personal brands and business to optimize their online personal and company brands with emerging technologies, content, social media technologies and digital marketing.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Jeff Decided to Start a Blog in 2009
  • How Jeff’s Blog Caused Him to Get Slowly Fired from His Corporate Job
  • What About Social Media Caused Jeff to Create a Blog About It?
  • How the Original Version of Social Media is Slowly Disappearing
  • Should You Focus All Your Efforts on One Platform?
  • The Importance of Converting Social Media Traffic Into “Owned” Traffic
  • Jeff’s Tactics for Growing His Email List by 80,000 in 5 Months
  • The Importance of Validation for Staying Motivated
  • What Excites Jeff About the Future of Social Media?
  •  Who Jeff Thanks for His Success

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Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Garrett Gunderson | Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redGarrett Gunderson started his first business at the age of 15 and was named Utah’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  When Garrett graduated college, he was offered positions at some of the countries top financial companies but, to the dismay of his parents at the time, he chose to remain an entrepreneur.

Today, Garrett helps business owners save money by showing them how to improve areas of their business they’ve been neglecting.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • What Inspired Garrett to Start a Company at Age 15
  • The Challenge of Choosing Entrepreneurship Over a “Safe” Career
  • How Garrett Became “The Doogie Howser of Finance
  • The Tragic Plane Crash that Claimed the Lives of Two Business Partners
  • How the Tragedy Caused Garrett to Finally Finish His Book
  • The Effects of the 2008 Housing Market Crash on Garrett’s 100+ Properties
  • How Garrett Saves Business Owners Money with Wealth Factory
  • Why Garrett is Willing to Spend $40,000/Year in Education
  • Focusing on Relationship Capital
  • Who Garrett Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Dan Kuschell | Growth to Freedom

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redDan Kuschell started his first business at the age of 22 and hasn’t stopped since. However, a health scare in 2007 caused Dan to reevaluate his priorities and he’s now focused on helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Dan’s desire is to pass on the knowledge and skills other have taught him, and that’s he picked up on his own, throughout his 20 years as an entrepreneur.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • The Health Scare That Changed Dan’s Life
  • How Dan Started His First Business at 22
  • Why Dan Started a Business While $100,000 in Debt
  • The Magic in Commitment
  • The Three Questions That Tripled Dan’s Business
  • How Dan Became Partners with Joe Polish of Genius Network
  • The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with Successful People
  • What Dan Wants You to Take Away from His Story
  • Who Dan Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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John Ruhlin | How to Use Strategic Gifting to Get Ahead

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redJohn Ruhlin grew up a self-proclaim “poor farm boy” and by the time he was in college, he was well on his way to becoming the #1 distributor (out of 1.5 million!) in Cutco’s history.

He’s since launched his own company where he creates gifting strategies and packages for the world’s largest companies and professional sports teams.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why John Starting Selling Knives for Cutco
  • When John Learned Relationships are Key in Sales
  • How John Had a Team of People Working for Him in College
  • John’s Tactics for Connecting with Several Major Sports Franchises
  • Why You Should Spend More on Gifts Than You Do on Dinner for Clients
  • Are You Marketing or Building Relationships?
  • John’s Recommended Companies for Gifts
  • How John Used Suits to Land a VIP Client
  • Common Corporate Gift Giving Mistakes
  • Who Does John Thank for His Success?

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Kevin Kermes | How to Use Relationships to Grow a Career

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redKevin Kermes went from being an Infantryman in the Army to placing executives with major corporations as a recruiter to now showing high achievers how to take their career to the next level with his own company.

All of these experiences have taught him the value of relationship building and that making connections in the right can have a major impact on your career.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • The Importance of Relationships in Recruiting
  • How the Army Prepared Kevin for the Private Sector
  • Kevin’s Secret for Obtaining Success and Increasing Your Income Level
  • Kevin’s Tactic for Getting in Front Busy Decision Makers
  • When Kevin Realized He Wasn’t Meant to Work for Someone Else
  • Kevin’s Transition from Recruiter to Career Coach
  • What You Can Do Right Now to Move Forward in Your Career
  • Who Does Kevin Thank for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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111: Amber Vilhauer | How to Grow Your Business with Virtual Summits

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rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redAmber Vilhauer is an online business development expert who’s on the show to talk about the enigmatic world of virtual summits.

While this isn’t Amber’s only area of expertise, she’s had quite a lot of experience planning, creating, and launching virtual summits so I took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about them.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Amber’s First, and Only, Virtual Summit of Her Own
  • How Much Time Does It Take to Put Together a Virtual Summit
  • The Tools Needed for a Virtual Summit
  • What Should Be on Your Virtual Summit Landing Page
  • Using Virtual Summits to Build Various Relationships
  • Amber’s Tip for Getting Speakers to Say Yes to Your Virtual Summit
  • How to Come Up With Your Virtual Summit Name
  • Common Mistakes People Make With Their Virtual Summits
  • What Step Can You Take Today to Host Your Own Virtual Summit?
  • Who Does Amber Thank for Her Success?

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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