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In The Trenches with Tom Morkes tells the story of entrepreneurs, business owners, founders, inventors, and leaders who are doing the hard, creative work of building businesses that matters. Tom Morkes interviews these high-impact world-changers and cuts through the fluff so you can get right inside the brain of these creators. Listen to In The Trenches and you'll hear from bootstrapped startup founders, to self-made millionaires, to bestselling authors, to people who turned their creative pursuit into full-fledged businesses, and more. Here are some of the subjects we cover: hot to start a business from scratch, how to launch a product, how to market and sell your products online, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, online business strategies, copywriting techniques, and much, much more. All interviews are unscripted, with as little editing as possible. Tom believes the only way to go deep on a subject is to let it happen organically...so we hope you forgive any craziness that happens during the episodes; it's all real. FINALLY - if you enjoy the show, please leave a review. Thanks in advance for your support.

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In The Trenches with Tom Morkes tells the story of entrepreneurs, business owners, founders, inventors, and leaders who are doing the hard, creative work of building businesses that matters. Tom Morkes interviews these high-impact world-changers and cuts through the fluff so you can get right inside the brain of these creators. Listen to In The Trenches and you'll hear from bootstrapped startup founders, to self-made millionaires, to bestselling authors, to people who turned their creative pursuit into full-fledged businesses, and more. Here are some of the subjects we cover: hot to start a business from scratch, how to launch a product, how to market and sell your products online, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, online business strategies, copywriting techniques, and much, much more. All interviews are unscripted, with as little editing as possible. Tom believes the only way to go deep on a subject is to let it happen organically...so we hope you forgive any craziness that happens during the episodes; it's all real. FINALLY - if you enjoy the show, please leave a review. Thanks in advance for your support.

    ITT 229: Behind the Scenes of the Founding of Comedy Central with Art Bell

    ITT 229: Behind the Scenes of the Founding of Comedy Central with Art Bell

     
    Art Bell is the former TV executive who founded The Comedy Channel, which became Comedy Central. He continued his television career as President of CourtTV. After Art left the TV business, he took some writing courses and found he loved writing. Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humour is his first book, not counting a humor book he wrote with a couple other guys while at Comedy Central.
     
    Today, Art and I are going to talk about creative processes, the business of comedy, and the up and down journey that entrepreneurs and creatives go through.
     
    In this broadcast, Art and I talk about:
     
    Art’s journey to finding what he actually wanted to do for his career
    The inspiration behind his book Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humour
    Why you need to use every skill in your toolkit, no matter the job
    How Art managed the leaps between professions
    The importance of knowing and believing that your idea is inevitable and how to use that knowledge to make it happen
    The various ways Art bootstrapped his idea for Comedy Central
    The single thing people are looking for when you pitch an idea
    Art’s best tips for divvying up roles after a merger or acquisition
    Some of Art’s most creative ideas when it comes to marketing
    Art’s best advice for creatives wanting to make a name for themselves
     
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    www.artbellwriter.com
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
     
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    • 53 min
    ITT 228: Inside SYSTEMology with David Jenyns

    ITT 228: Inside SYSTEMology with David Jenyns

     
    David Jenyns is the author of SYSTEMology, host of the Business Systems Simplified podcast and a serial business owner. Recognised as a high achieving businessman, you will find many of his keynotes on YouTube.
     
    In today’s episode, David and I discuss his proprietary 7-step process for systemizing your business. We break down the method for those looking to turn an early startup success into a repeatable process that can scale with you and your business. Because if you don’t have systems, you don’t have a business. Period.  
     
    In this broadcast, David and I talk about:
     
    How the renowned Michael Gerber changed David’s business adventure
    The benefits of applying a systematic approach to starting a business
    Why you need to consider working on projects for free 
    Linearity of business growth and why is it important
    Identifying and understanding the values of being a system thinker
    Embracing systems and processes to systemize your business (even if you’re not tech savvy)
    David’s go-to process for evaluating businesses and their systems
    10-15 must-have systems that move the needle in your business
    David’s 7 steps to system optimization (have a pen and paper ready)
    Changing the direction of your business with a 3-step 1-page outline
    Hiring a systems process professional so that you can finally step out of your business
    David’s best tip for increasing the value of your business
     
    How to Connect with David:
     
    system hub
    systemology.com
    Twitter: @davidjenyns
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    ITT 227: How to Invest in Real Estate Without Cash, Loans, or Debt with Chris Prefontaine

    ITT 227: How to Invest in Real Estate Without Cash, Loans, or Debt with Chris Prefontaine

     
    Chris Prefontaine 3- time best-selling author, founder and CEO of SmartRealEstateCoach.com and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. Chris founded Smart Real Estate Coach in 2014, bringing in his son Nick, daughter Kayla, and son-in-law Zachary to help grow the company. Chris and his team coach investors on how to properly scale and automate their real estate investing businesses throughout North America, without using their own cash, credit, or taking out bank loans to buy a property. Chris and his family buy and sell homes in their own market every month and then mentor, coach, and consult students and associates all around North America to do the exact same thing.
     
    I brought Chris onto the podcast today to talk about how to invest in real estate with no capital. Not only that, but Chris shares pretty much everything you need to know about real estate in 2020 and beyond.
     
     In this broadcast, Chris and I talk about:
     
    The low-down on how Chris broke into a saturated industry
    Effective real estate investing during the pandemic 
    The do’s and don’ts when buying property
    Chris’ best tips on purchasing property with no credit or money down
    How to capitalize on the economic forces during the next 6 months
    What the outlook for the real estate industry is in 2020 and beyond 
    Tips on making deals outside of the conventional loan system
    The best way to find a niche that interests you
    How to approach experts in your field of interest to mentor you
    Why you need to learn about economic trends in your desired niche
     
    How to Connect with Chris:
     
    SmartRealEstateCoach.com
    Check out Chris’ book: Real Estate On Your Terms: Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash Or Credit
     
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    • 41 min
    ITT 226: How to Start and Grow a Podcast in 2020 with Michael Neeley

    ITT 226: How to Start and Grow a Podcast in 2020 with Michael Neeley

     
    Michael Neeley is an authority strategist, business mentor and podcasting veteran. Along with hosting many podcasts, Michael is a writer, a motivational speaker, a personal development coach, and the creator of the transformational program The Art of Forgetting. 
     
    In today’s conversation, Michael and I discuss the ins and outs of starting a podcast in 2020 from tax write offs to gaining tremendous traction relatively quickly. If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, then grab a pen and paper and take some notes.
     
    In this broadcast, Michael and I talk about:
     
    How have podcasts changed from 2003-2020
    Why 2020 is the perfect year to start a podcast
    Clever ways to set the initial focus of your podcast
    The best way to plan your podcast episodes in advance
    Michael’s top recommendations regarding podcast sponsorships and advertising
    How to make money from your podcast
    The low down on tax write offs for podcasters
    Embracing evergreen content rather than hot button content
    Michael’s traction boosting podcast “growth hacks”
    Talking Tech - What you need to know about production, software, hardware, and hosting platforms
     
    How to Connect with Michael:
     
    www.michaelneeley.com
    THE SIMPLE 5-STEP PROCESS TO LAUNCH A ROCKIN’ PODCAST
    Facebook: @ArtOfForgetting
    Twitter: @michaelkneeley
     
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    • 42 min
    ITT 225: Leading with Style with David McKnight

    ITT 225: Leading with Style with David McKnight

     
    David McKnight is the founder of McKnight Image Lab and the author of The Zen Executive Presence. He is an image consultant and professional coach who specializes in helping ambitious and busy professionals craft and leverage their personal image and brand to generate wealth, success and confidence.
     
    In today’s broadcast, David and I discuss where style and leadership intersect and how to leverage your appearance and presence to get promotions, grow your business, and be more confident in social settings.
     
    In this broadcast, David and I talk about:
     
    David’s incredible journey from stylist to consultant
    Using your appearance to differentiate yourself from the competition
    The importance of using your image and style intentionally to signal confidence, credibility and capability
    The four aspects of your clothing that you need to be aware of
    What is the most powerful item you can have in your wardrobe
    Understanding and implementing David’s “Triangle of Power”
    David’s explanation of the four pillars of Executive Presence
    Why you need to be aware of others perceptions of you
    David’s best tips on how to exude confidence while on video or audio calls
    The one item you should invest in for high-quality video calls
    What is the fastest and easiest way to establish a personal brand
     
    How to Connect with David:
     
    www.mcknightimagelab.com
    The Zen Executive Presence
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    Get David’s free book Leading With Style
     
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    • 43 min
    ITT 224: The Intersection of Design, Entrepreneurship, and Hustle with Daniel Scrivner

    ITT 224: The Intersection of Design, Entrepreneurship, and Hustle with Daniel Scrivner

     
    Daniel Scrivner is the CEO of Flow, which is a project management software. Previously he was the Head of Design at Digit and Square. He's worked for some of the most respected brands in the world including Apple, Nike, Disney, and Target.
     
    In today’s broadcast, Daniel and I discuss how someone who worked at Apple and Square was able to take his accrued knowledge into different spaces and into his own company. We dive into many topics ranging from design to creative thinking in general.  
     
    In this broadcast, Daniel and I talk about:
     
    The thing that sparked Daniel’s love for design
    Daniel’s take on the idea of a “silver bullet” to success
    Why you need to put in reps to establish soft skills of business and design
    How Daniel navigated unexpected career paths and the fear of failure
    The simple reason why Daniel feels uncomfortable when comfortable
    How Daniel still uses insights he gained from working at Apple and Square in his business
    Daniel’s creative process of “wide-open exploration” when starting a project
    The importance of separating user feedback from the creative process
     
    How to Connect with Daniel:
     
    getflow.com
    daniel@getflow.com
     
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Comcen2 ,

Doesn't Avoid Complex Topics

I've been very impressed not only with In The Trenches guests, but also the range of guests Tom brings to the podcast. As an interviewer, Tom has the ability to ask the questions that simplify for the listener even the most complex insights provided by the guests. I recommend this podcast to anyone looking to broaden and improve their understanding of how business really works.

Trevor Oldham ,

Highly Recommend In The Trenches To Any Entrepreneur

Tom is a fantastic host and brings along some awesome guests to his audience. If you an entrepreneur who is looking to gain a new mindset, skillset, or sharpen what you already know further then this is the podacst for you.

CCharmed ,

Engaging & Energetic

Tom has an interesting point of view that I find authentic and relatable. A must listen podcast for your daily commute on the road to pursuing greatness in life.

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