Parents Making Profits

Parents Making Profits

Parents Making Profits is for entrepreneurs that want to grow their business and be the best parents they can be. Two-time Emmy Winner Mario Armstrong & ParentPreneur Foundation founder James Oliver Jr. share insights and actionable takeaways unique to the ParentPreneur lifestyle. A weekly show delivering guests and advice focused on getting you more profit in your business and less stress in your life.

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August 9, 2022 15 min

In this episode, Mario and James talk about Mario's #1 tip for you to focus on if you want to build your personal brand. Can you guess what it is?


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In this episode of the podcast, Mario and James help you learn how to get people to say yes to your proposals.


We mentioned the pitch deck platform, Scroobious, to help you create your investor deck.


And here's the Hustle Fund VC YouTube video about creating pitch deck slide titles.


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In this episode, Mario and James are inspired by a Good Housekeeping article about the toxicity of hustle culture and share tips for how you can avoid it.

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In this episode, Mario and James share their favorite apps to help you be more productive and more effective in your business. 

But first, the guys shared the amazing news that the Parents Making Profits podcast is now inside the top 100 Entrepreneurship podcasts in ten countries around the world - after only launching three months ago! Thank you, everyone, for listening!

Here’s a list of the apps covered in this episode: 

  • Dubb.com -...
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    In this episode, Mario and James go through the rest of the Inc. Magazine article's list of excuses people make for why they can’t launch their business, product, service, course, or whatever. 

    After these two episodes, we hope you are inspired to push past the obstacles - real and imagined - and launch the damn thing already!

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    In this episode, Mario and James go through a list of excuses people make for why they can’t launch their business, product, service, course, or whatever.

    It turns out some people have all the excuses in Excussissippi. Spoiler alert: The guys are not here for it!

    If any of these excuses sound like something rattling around in your head, we hope that by the end of this episode and part two, you’ll be encouraged to stop making excuses...

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    In this episode, the guys give you advice that is easily worth $100K to you!

    Mario and James tell you the biggest mistake you are probably making when trying to get introduced to someone you think will help your business, and they give you the money tip for how to properly connect with people on LinkedIn.

    Here's the link to the article Mario and James mentioned that teaches you how to write a forwardable email introduction.

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    In this episode, Mario and James have two listeners share an inspiring story from their DadPreneur journey. Plus Techstars co-founder, David Cohen, talks about how his dad inspired him to help so many entrepreneurs.

    The stories are from:

  • Doug Fox - Fox Brand Marketing consultancy
  • Kevin Thai - Three Circles Studio Photography
  • David Cohen - Techstars

  • Mario also put James on the spot for a dad joke and James did not disappoint. If you lik...

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    In this episode, Mario and James share answers from three prominent venture capitalists (Brad Feld, Foundry Group, Elizabeth Yin, Hustle Fund VC, and Neal Sáles-Griffin, Techstars Rising Stars Fund) to the question of what they think is more important when making an investment, the team or the idea? And how important is the passion of the entrepreneur for their idea?

    Some of the answers are not what you think.

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    As a parent, being an entrepreneur hits differently. If you don't have support it can hurt. But does more support come from strangers or family and friends when starting your business? And which helps us be better entrepreneurs? We take some calls and your thoughts on this hot-button issue. Plus Mario goes off and catches James by surprise with his aggressive opinion.

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    Mario and James give you tips to be an effective ParentPreneur. Why?


    Because juggling parenting and entrepreneurship can be a little nuts.


    The guys give tips for how you can:

  • Be more present with your children.
  • Turn your customers with problems into advocates.
  • Not get sucked into the toxicity of hustle culture.
  • Improve your mental health.
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    In this episode we give you the tactics to get PR without a publicist. And James reads the email he sent to Mark Cuban that Mark responded to.

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    Get tips from James and Mario on how you can get PR for your business and brand without a publicist. Getting publicity the right way can accelerate your credibility in the marketplace, bring you new customers and create bigger opportunities.

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    Build a brand by creating a community of like-minded customers and advocates of you and your business. Community is deeper and better than just posting on social media. In this episode we speak with the CEO of Mighty Networks, Gina Bianchini to learn the right ways to launch a successful community. Gina has raised over $60 million in funding and we uncover 3 main tactics:

  • top ways for you to launch a community
  • the easiest way to get ...
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    Neal Sáles-Griffin is an entrepreneur, teacher, and non-profit leader. He co-founded the first beginner-focused in-person coding bootcamp, and most recently ran for mayor of Chicago. He's currently the Managing Director of Techstars Chicago Powered by J.P. Morgan and the Techstars Chicago Accelerator, and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering where he teaches entrepreneurship. ...

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    Brand sponsorship deals is a way to generate revenue for your business or idea. It's non-dilutive and you don't have to take out a loan or pay money back. Companies are looking for new ways to get their message out there and many entrepreneurs are in a position of influence and/or have an audience/customer base. That audience/customer base is important to brands and their marketing efforts.

    This episode is part 2 of the conv...

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    Special guest Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine, Podcaster and Author of "Build For Tomorrow." We discuss pitching the media, how to get on the TODAY show, how not to pitch him for articles for your business and we get into why being unique and knowing what truly makes you unique is a super power for growing your business and building your personal brand as an entrepreneur.

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    March 23, 2022 28 min

    Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank talks mental health, entrepreneurship, the metaverse, self-doubt and his regrets.

    Connect with other show listeners and be an active member of the "Parents Making Profits" community:

    https://www.parentsmakingprofits.com/

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