Howard Marks | From Founding a $50B Company to Equity Crowdfunding Champion

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Howard Marks is the former Co-Founder of the gaming company, Activision Blizzard, which he guided to a $50 Billion market cap. He also led Acclaim Games to a successful acquisition by Disney.

Currently, Howard the Co-Founder and CEO of StartEngine; a funding portal that leverages equity crowdfunding.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Howard’s Journey Starting His First Video Game Company in 1991
  • Why Howard Transition from Video Games to Online Education Software
  • How Howard Purchased the Number #1 Video Game Company in the World for $100,000 and Sold it to Disney
  • The Disparaging Events that Led Howard to Creating His Current Business
  • Where Howard’s Company Differs from Those Like Kickstarter and Other Crowdfunding Sites
  • The Types of Companies and Strategies That Have Been Successful on Howard’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform
  • What Howard’s Team Looks for When Deciding Whether or Not to Add a New Company to Their Platform
  • The Downsides or Risks for Companies on StartEngine
  • Who Howard Thanks for His Success

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Jonathan Cronstedt | How to Make $800 Million + in Online Course Sales

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Jonathan Cronstedt is the President of Kajabi; an online business and education platform that has seen its user sell over $700 million in digital products. He’s also the former CEO of Digital Marketer and has served in a number of different sales and marketing roles.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Kajabi?
  • How Kajabi Had to Reinvent Its Service to Keep up with Changes in Its Industry
  • The Lessons Jonathan Learned from Rebuilding Kajabi from Scratch
  • Why Jonathan Views the Growth of the Digital Product Space as Having Validation Instead of Competition
  • Jonathan’s Professional Evolution with Kajabi Over Nearly a Decade
  • The Skills Jonathan Gained Working at a Car Dealership That He Brings to His Work Today
  • How Jonathan Pivoted Between Multiple Different Industries Over His Career
  • Jonathan’s Take on Affiliate Marketing
  • Jonathan’s Experience as the CEO of Digital Marketer
  • Who Jonathan Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Jon Schumacher | How to Build Your Billion Dollar Legacy

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Jon Schumacher is a physical therapist who turned himself into an online marketing strategist and webinar expert who is making his second appearance on the Smart Business Revolution Podcast.

Jon is the founder of Billion Dollar Legacy which serves executives and company founders by helping them to quarterback their online legacy by mastering today’s digital tools and using them to communicate.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • How Jon Transitioned from Physical Therapy to the Online Marketing World
  • The Changes in Communication Over the Past Few Decades
  • Why Your Interactions on Various Platforms Should Be Tailored to the Goal of Each Platform
  • The Main Communication Challenges Jon’s Clients Face
  • The Value of Hiring a Mentor Who Can Help You Communicate and Leave Your Online Legacy
  • How You Can Create A Year’s Worth of Video Content in Two Days
  • Are Webinars Still a Relevant Means of Communication?
  • Should You Force Yourself to Use a Medium You Don’t Really Like?
  • Jon’s Number Tip for Creating Video Content
  • Who Jon Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Mike Manoske | From Brain Tumor Survivor to Wharton & Forbes Thought Leader

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Mike Manoske has been a recruiter and talent acquisition around Silicon Valley, hiring almost 1,000 people. He’s also been a contributor to Forbes Coaches Counsel and founded a successful e-commerce company.

Mike is now a certified coach and for many years has been involved in Career Services for the Wharton Executive MBA program in San Francisco. He is also co-authoring a book with Steve Hernandez, Director of Career Advancement at Wharton, about job and career search. It’s that topic we’ll be discussing on the show today.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • The Health Scare that Changed Mike’s Life
  • Why Mike Transitioned from Talent Acquisition to Coach
  • Why Mike Left the Nursing Career Path to Follow One in Tech and the World of Start-ups
  • How Mike Recruited People Before LinkedIn
  • How Mike Recruited for Roles in Industries Where He Didn’t Have Much Technical Knowledge
  • The Story of How Mike Turned a Time-Share Hobby into a Full-Time Business
  • The Reason Mike Went Back Intro Recruiting After Selling Components of His Successful Online Business
  • How Mike and His Wife Made Running a Business Together Work for them as a Couple
  • Mike’s Approach to Finding a Good Work-Life Balance
  • Mike’s Advice on How to Decide if the Company You’re Considering Working or Partnering with is a Good Fit
  • Mike’s Thoughts on What Makes a Great Leader
  • Who Mike Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Bob Serling | How to Create “Frictionless Joint Ventures”

Bob Serling is a 30-year marketing veteran and the founder of Profit Alechemy, Inc and the 15-Minute Email Academy. He has been the monthly marketing columnist for Success magazine and co-created advanced assessment software currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies.

In this episode, we dive into Bob revolutionary approach to joint ventures.

  • What is a Joint Venture?
  • How Joint Ventures are Essentially Relationship Marketing
  • The Typical Method of Setting Up a Joint Venture
  • Some of the Pitfalls of a Typical Joint Venture
  • The Method Bob Recommends for Creating a Joint Venture
  • Do You Truly Need a List to Do a Joint Venture?
  • Why Bob Feels His Approach to Joint Ventures Creates a Higher Level of Customer Loyalty
  • How Bob Created a Mastermind for Local Business Owners in San Diego
  • John’s Appearance on Bob’s Podcast About How to Use Events to Your Benefit
  • Who Bob Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

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Ro Verhulst | 10 Years Riding the LinkedIn Rocketship

Ro Verhulst is the Director for Market Research at LinkedIn. Between his 10 years at LinkedIn and his time with other companies like Microsoft, Ro has 15 years’ experience working in the field of market research.

In the episode, we’re discussing his experience working in market research for Microsoft and LinkedIn.

  • What Compelled Ro to Move from the Netherlands to California During the Original Dot Com Boom
  • Ro’s Experience Working for Microsoft in Seattle in the Mid-2000’s
  • Ro’s Experience Going to Work for LinkedIn in 2008
  • What Ro Believes is LinkedIn’s Strength Regarding Their Company Culture
  • How Ro Stays Aware of the Experience of 600 Million LinkedIn Users
  • How Have a “Members First” Mission Helps with Ro’s Market Research at LinkedIn
  • What it’s Been Like Working for Microsoft Again After They Purchased LinkedIn
  • Ro’s Advice for How Professionals Can Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
  • Why LinkedIn’s Been Pushing Premium Accounts and What You Can Do with Them
  • Who Ro Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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