One Product Does Not a Business Make

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Digital Marketer, where he blogs and coaches for the Digital Marketer Lab and other training courses. He started marketing online from his dorm room in 1999, and has worked in over 500 different markets.

In the last three years, he and his team have invested over $15,000,000 in marketing tests, and have generated tens of millions of unique visitors.

He’s also a sought-after public speaker and consultant, and his work has impacted over 200,000 businesses in 68 countries.

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The Value of Crafting an Entrepreneurial Vision (and Sticking to It)

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a scientist turned digital artist, animator, entrepreneur — as well as an academic escapee.

She has a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo and has over 15 years of experience in research. During this time, she has generated $340,000 in funding, prepared manuscripts, and lectured.

Today, she is the founder of Sciconic.com, where she explains scientific concepts by creating simple graphics, infographics, custom animations, and explainer videos.

This year, she was named one of the 25 entrepreneurs to watch by Fizzle.co.

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6 Steps to Building an Audience That Builds a Business

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It’s taken awhile, but the startup world is starting to recognize the power of building an audience before building a product. That’s music to our ears.

That’s the way Copyblogger Media grew out of a one-man blog. Back in 2012, while chronicling how that happened, Brian Clark coined the term minimum viable audience, effectively tying content marketing to the lean startup movement.

A case study on Copyblogger Media in The Lean Entrepreneur brought the message to a wider audience of entrepreneurial hopefuls. Now, Joe Pulizzi is dedicating an entire book to the subject, which may well provide the tipping point.

It’s called Content Inc., and in this episode of New Rainmaker with Brian Clark, Joe joins Brian to provide the methodology that many, many companies have used to turn an audience into successful products and services. Plus, Joe shares several examples of companies you may have never heard of that have used content as the catalyst for a startup business.

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The Evolutionary Process of an Entrepreneur

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the creator, publisher, and editor of Foundr Magazine, which launched in 2013 and has become a six-figure business.

Foundr is a monthly digital magazine, which has had more than 100,000 downloads in its first 15 months.

He also hosts a weekly podcast for Foundr where he interviews the greatest minds in business today and has created a training platform that provides educational video courses for young entrepreneurs.

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The Power of the Very Small Business

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There are more than 26 million companies in the United States with fewer than 20 employees. The vast majority of those businesses have fewer than five employees, and often only one.

There are about to be a whole lot more of these very small businesses. Interestingly, it’s because big businesses are also going to become radically smaller.

Long before robots replace manual laborers and algorithms replace even the smartest knowledge workers, the disruption of the traditional economics that encouraged scaling up with more employees will be turned on its head.

Which means, a lot of people are about to become involuntarily unemployable.

Brian Clark’s take is that’s an opportunity for many of you. Tune in to Unemployable to hear why.

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How to Get Great Advice

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an avid networker and mobile business strategist, chef, podcaster, and golfer.

He is co-founder and Director of Business Development at ChamberDS.com. Chamber D.S. is a complete app and mobile business agency that turns ideas into profitable app businesses.

He develops and grows relationships with clients, agencies, and companies, as well as specializes in mobile app strategy consulting.

He also hosts The App Academy, a successful podcast with the aim of sharing wisdom from the most successful app business owners on the planet, to teach the necessary steps to make more money from app businesses.

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