Hack The Entrepreneur

Hack The Entrepreneur

Hack The Entrepreneur reveals the fears, habits, and inner-battles behind big name entrepreneurs and those on the path to success. It is a show created for you the entrepreneur, small business owner, or startup founder.... Show More

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June 24, 2020 35 min
My guest today had a dream to change the way consumers shop. A dream to build a brand that would help people make buying decisions based on peer endorsements.

In 2007, that dream became Parent Tested Parent Approved, a seal of approval used by thousands of brands across North America and one of the most respected in the industry.

Sharon has used the power of network television to grow her business, and has been featured on more than ...
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My guest today is an investor, triathlete, lover of handstands and and an entrepreneur who truly believes you can get paid to be yourself – and she's living proof that this is true.

Today, she has settled down on a homestead in New Zealand and has refocused her attention on showing others how to build businesses around their unique skillsets.

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Natalie Sisson.
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My guest today is product creator, affiliate marketer, and an entrepreneur.

Back in 2014, him and his business partner were running a digital marketing agency when they realized something -- they didn't like working with clients.

Most recently, the Authority Hacker team spent 18 months building a site in the software review space, and after scaling the site to $15,000 a month in affiliate revenue, they sold the website for mid s...
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David Ciccarelli is a Canadian entrepreneur who began his career an audio engineer running his own small recording studio.

He often writes about these experiences in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Forbes.

Voices.com has successfully raised $2M in funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), followed by a $18M Series A funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital located in San Francisco.

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Matt Hunckler is an international speaker, relationship builder, entrepreneur, and firm believer that you do not need to live in silicon valley to work and succeed in tech.

He is also the host of award-winning podcast Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, a show that shares the most fascinating stories of professional growth and innovation coming out of communities across America.

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My guest today has been practicing, learning, and teaching the art and process of increasing sales and improving customer experience with simple, personal videos for more than a decade. He has personally sent more than 10,000 videos himself.

In 2019, he co-wrote a book called Rehumanize Your Business, the definitive guide to using simple, personal videos in emails, text messages, and social messaging for clearer communication, human...
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After nearly two decades in the corporate world of strategic branding and marketing, Kirsty found herself without a job and one year's salary to keep her afloat.

Seven years, and over $16M in Physical Product sales on Amazon, Kirsty is also the co-founder of Real Coaching, where she has coached over 1,000 Amazon business owners.

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Kirsty Verity.
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My guest today is Jim McKelvey, a business person turned glassblower turned entrepreneur turned billionaire -- who has become a philanthropist, investor, and now an author.

Jim spent the next ten years working to understand what it was that made Square, along with other uber-successful companies, a success. During his analysis, he discovered what he now calls the Innovation Stack, which is also the title of his brand new book.

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Should You Niche Down? Yes, then down and down again. At least that's what today's guest did back in 2016 when he created BarBend, a website dedicated to strength training sports.

David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. This intersection of commerce and editorial experience lead David and his team to transform BarBend into ...
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Jeff Platt had just graduated from college when he found himself in an interesting position -- his dad had just opened two trampoline parks, but he also needed to step back from the business.

Somewhere along the way he decided that the real path to growth was in franchising parks to people around the world -- and this is exactly what he did. From those first two locations, they grew to over 200 locations around the world.

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Nick Ruffini of Drummer's Resource is a media producer, drummer, and entrepreneur.

Then in 2013, he went back to music and started a podcast called Drummer's Resource. In the past three years my guest was transformed Drummer's Resource into a full-fledged media platform including a podcast, blog, and social with entertaining, inspiring and lifestyle-focused content for drummers.

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Nick Ruffini.
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Marc Merrill is the co-founder of Riot Games, the company behind the worldwide gaming sensation League of Legends. As of the beginning of 2020, League of Legends has over 100 million monthly players.

In this conversation we discuss:

- Why you need to put your players and customers first (and trust that the revenue will follow)
- The value finding solutions to every problem before it becomes a problem

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Marc Merrill.
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Jim DeCicco, is an ambitious, intense, and determined entrepreneur. After college in 2015, he worked in finance for a few month before teaming up with his two brothers to create the world's first Super Coffee.

This is a great conversation about the overlap between professional and personal life, why innovation needs to be complimentary to your offerings, and how Jim and his brothers got their start by being scrappy and making sa...
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My guest today is David Meerman Scott and he is one of the few repeat guests I've had on the show -- and I'm really excited to have him back on the show today. When he was on the show the first time, we discussed framing your work around what you love doing.

He is a digital marketing strategist and author of several books on marketing, most notably The New Rules of Marketing and PR with over 300,000 copies sold to date.

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Caroline Carter today home transition expert and an entrepreneur.

She is the creator of the Perfect Listing, the Total Home Transition process and founder and CEO of Done In A Day.

Caroline's Total Home Transitionâ„  process has been featured in local and national media including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washingtonian, Washington Home & Garden, The Northwest Current, Home, Fox News, HGTV, and The Wall Street...
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Sharon Savariego is the former business development manager of uTest, community advocate, and serial social entrepreneur.

Today, Mobilize serves as an online hub for over 1,000 communities and 1,000,000 members.

This is a fascinating conversation where we discuss creating compelling reasons to buy, why everything has an element of community, and honing a vision.

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Sharon Savariego
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Jill Van Gyn is a Canadian who had hit absolute rock bottom before crawling her way up to the top. It has not been easy but her hard work is definitely paying off.

She is the founder of Fatso Peanut Butter, an all-natural peanut butter that began as a side hustle in the back kitchen of a local restaurant.

In the end, she walked away from the deal.

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See the full show notes: https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcast/neil-patel/

Neil Patel is the co-founder of the analytics companies KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Quick Sprout. He is a frequent contributor to publications, such as Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine. He also helps companies such as Amazon and Viacom grow their revenue.

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Neil Patel.
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Today's guest is a professional blogger, adventure junkie, and digital entrepreneur.

He got started online in 2012, right after he graduated from college, by creating an ebook called "A College Guy's Guide to Getting Ripped" -- yes, really.

If you've ever had an inkling to start a blog or you have a blog and have always wondered how to scale it to over $100,000 a month, then this conversation is for you.

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My guest on the show today started his career as a lawyer, where he spent 4 years before becoming an entrepreneur – this transition happened over 40 years ago.

He's what I would call a serial entrepreneur, having started 11 companies of varying degrees success. This conversation takes a couple fascinating turns as Ken discusses $100+ million dollar exits and business ideas that have continued to pay him every year for 10&#...
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