Awarded Best of iTunes, The $100 MBA Show is a new kind of podcast where you simply get better at business with our practical business lessons for the real world. These no fluff episodes are packed with only the pure business building training you want.
Omar Zenhom (@TheOmarZenhom) shares some of the best lessons, concepts, examples and insights from inside The $100 MBA training and community. Omar also calls upon some of the industry's top experts as guest teachers on the show. Again, no backstories or promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game.
MBA1624 Must Read P2- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
But wait, there’s more!
From the company that brought you incredible stories like Finding Nemo comes another inspiring tale — how one business did things differently, and it worked. This is part 2 of our 2-part review of Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc.
Go back and listen to Part 1, if you haven’t.
In this episode, we’ll discuss the book’s takes on planning strategies, fear, failure, and how to truly lead a team of empowered, independent, motivated employees.
It was a long road to Woody and Buzz. But like so many business stories, the journey was just as incredible as the destination. Click Play!
MBA1623 Must Read P1 – Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
This book is so good, we had to review it twice.
Creativity, Inc., from the co-founder of Pixar, is packed with incredibly valuable lessons for any business leader (or anyone who wants to be one).
In the first part of this 2-part review, we’ll discuss Ed Catmull’s take on team-building, cultivating creativity, creating a company culture, and leadership. The author’s take on these things will surprise you — and inspire you.
Hear what it took to build one of the greatest story-telling businesses in history. Learn how you can apply the same principles to your story. Click Play!
MBA1622 How To Negotiate Any Big Expense + Free Ride Friday
Tough times? Tight budget?
Let’s make some room on that balance sheet.
Today, we explain how to save money by renegotiating some of your biggest expenses. It’s an obvious strategy, but too few entrepreneurs try it. You could be paying less to suppliers, vendors, contractors, and others. So why not ask?
Remember: your business is valuable to them — and there’s leverage in that.
We’ll discuss the approach you can take (and exactly what you can say) to bring your monthly bills down. In the end, your success is their success, too. Use that! Click Play!
MBA1621 Is Paid Advertising Bad For Your Business?
The biggest problem with paid ads? They cost money.
And sometimes, they cost more than they’re worth.
Today, we explore the ROI on paid ads — whether they’re on social platforms like Facebook, search engines like Google, or content spaces like YouTube. If you’re not careful, what looks like a smart move can be nothing but a money pit.
Depending on the business, ads can be a major drag.
Paid advertising is not your only option. If you’re not tracking and controlling the cost per acquisition of every new customer, your ads may be killing your bottom line. Don’t waste your money — Click Play!
MBA1620 Q&A Wednesday: What’s the best mic for podcasting?
Podcasting: it’s a lot better with the right equipment.
It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener choose a crucial piece of gear: the mic! We’ve been doing this for a while — this is episode 1,620 — so we’ve tried quite a few.
The mic we use isn’t the most expensive one, but it does everything a podcaster needs. But more importantly, we control the space we record in.
That has a much bigger impact on sound quality than anything else.
Learn how to get the most professional sound, whatever the budget. Whether you’ve got a full studio to work with, or nothing but a closet, your podcast can sound awesome. Click Play!
MBA1619 Should You Charge For Shipping?
Did Prime ruin the whole shipping thing?
It’s a fundamental e-commerce question. So many businesses lose money — or tighten their margins — by absorbing excessive shipping costs.
You don’t have to be one of them!
Today, we explain why shipping should actually be a revenue generator, not an expense. WIth our intrepid host Omar’s experience in e-commerce, this episode lays out the reality of shipping costs and their effect on purchasing habits.
Spoiler alert: shipping is rarely a deal-breaker.
Learn what works best in shipping policy, and get the best deal for your business and your customers. Click Play!
Granted the themesong gets repetitive when you try to catch up on episodes and Omar's background as a teacher can lead to a bit of overexplaining the obvious sometimes but boy does this podcast deliver the goods.
Food for thought, best practices and simple pointers to get better everyday.
Rare are the times when advice applies to running my multi-million dollar transport company daily, a startup with the wife on the weekends or even in my personal life. And all of that for free.
That's why this is on my must-listen to playlist every week. Can't recommend it more.
Very nice and interesting podcast 👍🏻
Very Helpful for Busy Professional
Practical lessons to learn about doing business. Short and effective, you can listen while diving to office. Highly recommended!