64 episodes

Biz Buds is value-packed weekly discussion from successful creative entrepreneurs Mike Janda and Tom Ross. They share their journeys from struggling freelancers to both running multi 7-figure businesses, and the lessons picked up along the way.

Biz Buds Tom Ross and Mike Janda

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Biz Buds is value-packed weekly discussion from successful creative entrepreneurs Mike Janda and Tom Ross. They share their journeys from struggling freelancers to both running multi 7-figure businesses, and the lessons picked up along the way.

    Episode 1: How Mike Janda Got Started

    Episode 1: How Mike Janda Got Started

    In our first episode we talk about how Mike Janda started in his business and all the growth he has been through over the years.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 2: How Tom Ross Got Started

    Episode 2: How Tom Ross Got Started

    In this episode we talk about how Tom Ross was already an entrepreneur in his teenage years and how far he has come over the years.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 3: Relationship Marketing

    Episode 3: Relationship Marketing

    Mike and Tom dig into the importance of relationship marketing, especially for creative entrepreneurs. There is truth in the statement, "It is all about who you know." In this episode, learn how to make stronger relationships with potential clients and convert them into paying customers.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 4: Standing Out and Differentiation

    Episode 4: Standing Out and Differentiation

    Tom and Mike explore ways to help you stand out and differentiate from your competitors. Every business needs to determine what makes them unique in their market. This episode will help you learn actionable strategies to differentiate your business. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 5: Staying Top of Mind

    Episode 5: Staying Top of Mind

    In this episode, Mike and Tom share strategies to help you stay top of mind with your customers until the moment they have a need. The cost to acquire a new customer is a lot higher than the cost resell to an existing customer. Staying top of mind is critical to the success of your business.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 6: Prioritizing Tasks

    Episode 6: Prioritizing Tasks

    As a business owner you wear a lot of hats and spin a lot of plates. In this episode, Tom and Mike chat through strategies to help you manage the diverse responsibilities in your business.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Korte Z. ,

Perfect for a freelancer learning about business

I found this podcast from the Honest Designers podcast. I’m starting to go full time with my design freelance career and these podcasts have been the perfect thing. I figure after listening to 49 of them, the least I could do was write a review! I am so thankful for Mike’s and Tom’s hard generosity with their hard-earned wisdom. I’ve already implemented several of their tips in deals with different. I went to design school, and most of this stuff wasn’t mentioned, it has been really practical. You may have to grit through Mike’s accent rollercoasters, but it’s worth it ;) Thanks guys, keep up the great content! I even purchased Mike’s freelance course (not sponsored to say this) and it has really helped me set up my career launch well.

CMagill ,

Great Podcast

Such a great podcast, so insightful and a joy to listen to.

tsemanskee ,

You don’t have to be a designer to ♥️these guys!

I’m not in the design community and STILL get value from every episode. The transparency and honesty of these guys have made me a loyal fan. I always take away one or two really valuable insights into the design industry or on the technical aspects of marketing platforms. Even if a podcast topic doesn’t necessarily interest me, I listen anyway because the Biz Buds are so entertaining! And I’m always glad I did because I pick up something new or reinforce a value or belief of my own every time. 🥰🙌🏼

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