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My Conclusions after (almost) 100 podcasting episodes: The 3 most important tips to help you gain ongoing growth of paying customers and business success

We are about to REACH 100 episodes of the REACH OR MISS podcast. And I can’t help but feel a bit sentimental about it. I want to discuss why I started this podcast, and address the question: did I achieve at least some of the main objective that brought me to launch this podcast almost two years ago (March 20th 2017, to be exact). I won’t tell the whole story now, just the main facts. In January 2008, after 21 years of executive marketing positions in leading multinational and local brands, I founded a company aiming to help entrepreneurs and startup founders become successful by winning market category leadership using the right marketing and sales approach.
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There is a new kind of entrepreneur. If you are reading this, you are probably one of them.

John Lee Dumas (JLD) is the founder and host of the leading entrepreneurship podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, and is one of the founding fathers of this new age of entrepreneurship. John established his podcast after finding himself unhappy with traditional 9 to 5 jobs, and frustrated with the weekly podcasts he listened to on the road because there wasn’t enough content. So he decided to create a daily podcast for entrepreneurs. It quickly became a huge success and John, along with Kate Erickson, his partner, built a successful seven figures business around the podcast.
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Guide: The three free, practical steps to researching and finding your market

What if I conduct consumers’ research in the 19th century in Thomas Edison’s times, and ask whether they are going to use the electric light bulb, what would their answer be? Market research is one of the trickiest things for entrepreneurs. Trying to understand market behavior for a product, which doesn’t exist yet, based on a need that, many times, the customers are not totally aware of is a tough mission. Yet, entrepreneurs are required to provide market insights as well as customers’ analysis in the situation of fund raising and financial planning, as well as in order to gain customers and to build brand perception – the two core elements of a company’s value.
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Three Super Simple Hacks to Upgrade Your Startup Marketing

Marketing is not an easy job, especially for entrepreneurs and startups. There is always something, do you agree? The budget is never adequate, too much work meets not enough work force, and of course, the challenge in explaining an innovative product in our everyday simple words. There are many articles about how video marketing, live video, and content can contribute to your website traffic and conversion rate. However, if they are just passing by your prospects, none of them will be relevant.
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How can Entrepreneurs build a strong startup brand

to maximize the company’s value from the first day? Any business’ mission is to maximize the company’s value. For entrepreneurs building their business, it’s a must. Mark Zuckerberg issued Facebook for 100 billion dollars while the company’s net income and revenues were $1 billion on $3.71 billion in 2011. That’s called Branding.
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The 10 Top Celebrity Startup Investors

The 10 Top Celebrity Startup Investors Ashton Kutcher, MC Hammer, and Madonna prove that celebrities have more to offer businesses than just endorsements. Some provide valuable startup capital and sage advice. By Laura Montini, February 2017 <Article Source> Big Moves Given that America's entertainment and tech capitals are located in the same state, it's no wonder that…
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How To Start a Startup – Infographic

How To Start a Startup – Infographic By Anna Vital, January 2017 <Article Source> Based on a much longer eponymous essay by Paul Graham, I reinterpreted it so it makes sense when you don’t know where to start: Live in the future. Most of us live in the past or the present. It is easier to…
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7 Startup Strategies For The Next Dot Com Billionaire

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are looking to the Internet as an opportunity to get rich quick, instead of a place where you can start a business you love, for very little capital and minimal technical expertise. The reality is that if you build a business you love, you may in fact make big money, but if you start a business to get rich, you will probably fail.
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Why This Startup’s Tomboy Underwear Is Flying Off the Shelves

Why This Startup's Tomboy Underwear Is Flying Off the Shelves The co-founders of TomboyX think it's time for women's underwear to get a bit more ... reasonable. By Kimberly Weisul, July 2016 <Article Source> All Fran Dunaway wanted was a cool shirt. "Something like Robert Graham, but for women," she says, referring to the colorful men's…
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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Digital Marketing Company

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Digital Marketing Company By Dan Scalco, July 2016 <Article Source> In today’s tech-fueled world the majority of many businesses’ budgets are being allocated towards digital -- and for good reason. Digital marketing allows businesses of all sizes to hyper-target their audience, track important KPI’s and prove ROI. Regardless of…
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The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business in 2016

The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business in 2016 New research suggests that the Midwest is a thriving startup ecosystem, as California grows increasingly cost-prohibitive for new companies. By Zoë Henry, May 2016, <Article Source> If you're looking to start a small business, there's a case to be made for moving to Sioux Falls, S. Dak., instead…
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