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"Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014" -- Small Biz Trends. Former Clinton White House Writer John Corcoran shows you how to build relationships intelligently to get more clients, grow your income and advance your career. Discover how you can use win-win networking and intentional relationship-building with Influencers and VIPs, even if you "hate networking" or feel like you have "nothing to offer" people who are successful. Interviews with today's top entrepreneurs and authors such as Dan Pink, Michael Port, Gary Vaynerchuk, Marie Forleo and Guy Kawasaki, who reveal how they use relationships to grow their businesses and their incomes. Find out more at SmartBusinessRevolution.com.

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"Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014" -- Small Biz Trends. Former Clinton White House Writer John Corcoran shows you how to build relationships intelligently to get more clients, grow your income and advance your career. Discover how you can use win-win networking and intentional relationship-building with Influencers and VIPs, even if you "hate networking" or feel like you have "nothing to offer" people who are successful. Interviews with today's top entrepreneurs and authors such as Dan Pink, Michael Port, Gary Vaynerchuk, Marie Forleo and Guy Kawasaki, who reveal how they use relationships to grow their businesses and their incomes. Find out more at SmartBusinessRevolution.com.

    Unlocking Professional Growth Through Focus and Effective Management With Dan Longhouse

    Unlocking Professional Growth Through Focus and Effective Management With Dan Longhouse

    Dan Longhouse is the Founder and President of LHT Learning, a professional eLearning consulting firm providing innovative training services to Fortune 500 companies. With over 25 years immersed in the learning industry, Dan has a strong passion for leveraging technology and creativity to enhance organizational learning and impact. Under his leadership, LHT Learning has earned a reputation for its customized eLearning solutions and personal touch, which have garnered the team numerous accolades, including over 100 industry awards. Outside of LHT Learning, Dan co-founded Soundsmack and Compliance Cartoons, expanding his influence in educational technology.
    In this episode… Many entrepreneurs and business leaders face difficulties growing their businesses without compromising their commitment to innovation and learning. The challenge often lies in integrating advanced technologies with traditional business models and finding the right balance between growth and stability. This is especially true in the eLearning industry, where keeping up with technological advancements is crucial for business success.
    With extensive experience in corporate training and eLearning, Dan Longhouse emphasizes the importance of implementing professional management systems and fostering a culture of continuous learning within organizations. He shares actionable insights on how books like E-Myth Revisited and Traction have transformed his approach to business management, facilitating the effective growth of his operations while fostering innovation. Dan also discusses his entrepreneurial journey, from childhood ventures to founding LHT Learning, highlighting the pivotal roles of passion, focus, and strategic partnerships.
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Dan Longhouse, the Founder and President of LHT Learning, about integrating innovation and technology in corporate learning environments. They also discuss the challenge and triumph of shifting from solo work to building a team, the impact of strategic management literature on his business philosophy, and the importance of customization in eLearning solutions.

    • 29 min
    Scaling Your Agency for Exponential Growth With Jesse Gilmore

    Scaling Your Agency for Exponential Growth With Jesse Gilmore

    Jesse Gilmore is the President and CEO of Niche In Control, an agency helping overwhelmed agency owners simplify operations, develop their teams, and rapidly scale without sacrificing their lives. With a rich background in various businesses and extensive experience in corporate HR and systems, he brings a unique perspective to the agency landscape. He's the author of "The Agency Owners Guide to Freedom," which provides agency owners with strategies to escape the time for money exchange. Jesse also hosts the "Leverage for Growth" podcast and has created a popular digital newsletter for agency CEOs.
    In this episode… Have you ever wondered what it takes to scale an agency's business effectively? The journey from startup to growth involves mastering the right mindset, systems, and team dynamics. But how exactly does one navigate the complexities of expansion while ensuring sustainability and avoiding the common pitfalls of overworking and underplanning?
    Jesse Gilmore addresses these challenges by emphasizing the importance of systems, proper time management, and strategic simplification. He shares his journey of transitioning from a hands-on agency owner to a strategic leader who empowers his team and implements robust systems to enhance efficiency. Jesse highlights the transformative approach of taking regular breaks to reassess business strategies and ensure that the company's growth is sustainable. He emphasizes the importance of drawing lessons from diverse experiences to refine business acumen and the capacity to adapt and deploy effective strategies for growth and sustainability.
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Jesse Gilmore, President and CEO of Niche In Control, about his strategies for scaling and sustaining growth in marketing agencies. They delve into the significance of learning from previous business failures, how to balance personal relationships with entrepreneurial pursuits, and how to identify and address bottlenecks in your agency business.

    • 34 min
    Fueling Business Growth Through Meaningful Connections With Chris Yates

    Fueling Business Growth Through Meaningful Connections With Chris Yates

    Chris Yates is the Founder of Rhodium Network, a community and events platform designed to support digital entrepreneurs through facilitating business deals, partnerships, and connections. Before his current venture, he made waves in the digital marketing agency realm and was instrumental in a series of online businesses, culminating in impressive profits. With roots in an entrepreneurial family, Chris learned the business from his father's publishing enterprise and various subsequent ventures. He later channeled this upbringing, combined with his tech-savvy skills, into cultivating an environment where business deals and partnerships flourish among members. Chris owns and manages a portfolio of income-producing websites and teaches others the best practices for securely purchasing established websites.
    In this episode… Building a sustainable and profitable online business today is challenging, especially when buying and managing existing websites. Entrepreneurs often struggle with identifying valuable investment opportunities, navigating the complexities of digital transactions, and scaling their operations effectively without substantial resources. The risk of scams, due diligence failures, and the volatility of digital markets only add to the uncertainty for digital entrepreneurs.
    Chris Yates addresses these challenges by sharing his journey and strategies for acquiring under-monetized websites and turning them into profitable ventures. By focusing on buying websites with substantial quality traffic but poor monetization, Chris shows how to boost revenue with enhanced advertising and affiliate tactics. He emphasizes building a community-based business platform that fuels connections and growth, and why surrounding yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs can be a game-changer. Have you ever wondered what happens when entrepreneurs make connections beyond networking events?
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Chris Yates, Founder of Rhodium Network, about building and scaling online businesses through strategic acquisitions and networking. The discussion also covers Chris’ childhood experiences in an entrepreneurial family, the evolution of the Rhodium community from an annual meet-up to a full-fledged entrepreneurial network, and how the community has facilitated over $100 million in business deals among its members.

    • 44 min
    Power of Personal Branding for Business Leaders With Wandia Chiuri

    Power of Personal Branding for Business Leaders With Wandia Chiuri

    Wandia Chiuri is the CEO and Head of Global Digital Marketing Strategy at Reactionpower, a firm that boosts business performance by enhancing executive personal brands. With over two decades of experience, she has combined her passion for global markets, science, and people into innovative strategies at Fortune 500 corporations like Google, Samsung, and Johnson&Johnson. Wandia has served on the boards of two nonprofit organizations and spearheaded digital marketing initiatives using high-touch, low-cost technology to uncover customer needs and expand engagement channels. She is passionately focused on advancing executives and entrepreneurs in the digital age, specializing in digital transformation, diversity in tech, and strategic social media utilization.
    In this episode… In today's fast-paced business environment, executives face the challenge of distinguishing themselves and their companies in a crowded marketplace. Building a personal brand is essential for business leaders aiming to enhance their influence and authority. It is crucial for driving business performance, attracting top talent, and securing customer loyalty, yet many leaders struggle to use their brand to foster business growth.
    Wandia Chiuri, CEO of Reaction Power, addresses this challenge by providing executives with strategic insights on using personal branding to their advantage. With her extensive experience, including roles at Google and Samsung, Wandia emphasizes the importance of data-driven strategies in shaping a leader's online presence. She advocates combining personal values and professional objectives to create compelling, authentic personal brands that resonate with audiences and drive engagement.
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Wandia Chiuri, the CEO of Reaction Power, about leveraging personal branding for business success. They delve into how leaders can utilize social media effectively, the impact of personal branding on business growth, and strategies for maintaining authenticity online. 

    • 36 min
    Leveraging AI for Business Success With Ab DeWeese

    Leveraging AI for Business Success With Ab DeWeese

    Ab DeWeese is an entrepreneur, polymath, and AI enthusiast, paving the way for technological transformation in business. He founded Good Automation and successfully automated its operations, allowing him to retire at 37. Coming from a family business background, Ab discovered his passion for technology, software development, and sales, which he converged to navigate the realms of automation and AI, addressing complex business challenges. Presently, he shapes the future as a Co-founder and Chief AI Officer for several enterprises while leading a private advisory practice that aids medium-sized to Fortune 500 companies in capitalizing on AI. Ab's journey took him back to academia, pursuing a PhD and inspiring him to integrate AI ventures into Good Automation's future path.
    In this episode… Have you ever wondered about the intersections between passion, business, and high-level thinking? Can mathematical models truly dictate the future of global industries? What if the answers lie within the entrepreneurial spirit of one visionary individual?
    Ab DeWeese, a mastermind in entrepreneurship and AI, shares his journey from his father's woodworking shop to chasing the most perplexing physics problems. His narrative is not just a career chronology but a testament to transformation, highlighting the strategic pivot points that propelled him from handcrafting quality oak toilet seats to architecting AI solutions that revolutionize industries. Sharing essential insights on business and product development learning curves and his ADHD discovery, Ab guides entrepreneurs through the AI-influenced future landscape.
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Ab DeWeese, a polymath, about leveraging the breakthrough power of AI in business. They explore the nuances of AI implementation, the significance of market validation, and the importance of blending technical expertise with entrepreneurial acumen.

    • 42 min
    Future of Synthetic Biology and Business by Dr. John Cumbers

    Future of Synthetic Biology and Business by Dr. John Cumbers

    Dr. John Cumbers is the Founder and CEO of SynBioBeta, a vibrant community and conference centered around the synthetic biology field. With a background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics, including a stint at NASA, he made a dramatic leap from science to creating a thriving industry community. Dr. Cumbers' efforts at SynBioBeta have led to an annual conference attracting thousands of global participants, whereas as a dedicated connector, he passionately facilitates introductions that result in significant scientific advancements. He retains a robust academic background with a PhD in molecular biology, yet his childhood entrepreneurial spirit has fundamentally shaped his career.
    In this episode… Ever wondered how a single idea can spark a global movement, bringing together innovators worldwide to revolutionize an entire industry? What if the key to pioneering change was not just the idea itself but connecting the right minds to make it happen? How did one man's journey from playing with conkers to shaping the future of synthetic biology exemplify this transformative power of community and connection?
    Dr. John Cumbers turned his childhood entrepreneurial spirit into a mission to build a community at the forefront of synthetic biology. His journey from selling conkers as a child to founding a premier biotech conference exemplifies how a vision can evolve into a dynamic, worldwide hub of innovation. Through SynBioBeta, Dr. Cumbers has created a platform where the brightest minds in biotechnology converge, sharing ideas and sparking collaborations that drive the industry forward. This episode dives into how he harnessed his passion for connecting people to foster an ecosystem where groundbreaking scientific advancements are the norm.
    Tune in to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast as John Corcoran interviews Dr. John Cumbers, the Founder and CEO of SynBioBeta, about building influential networks and fostering innovation in the biotech industry. They delve into Dr. Cumbers’ entrepreneurial journey, from his early days of selling conkers to leading a significant player in the synthetic biology arena, and how strategic connections and persistent vision can lead to monumental achievements in science and business.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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212 Ratings

212 Ratings

PaigeBPodcasting ,

Great Show

This podcast has the best leadership content around! John is such a great hosts and asks great questions of his guests to really get the golden nuggets of advice for his audience. Highly recommend!

baronjosh ,

Actionable business ideas

I loved the episode with Ken Blanchard and Randy Conlin about servant leadership and trust. “How you treat your people is going to be discussed at dinner.” I’m excited to go through the archive. Thanks for making such a great podcast!

Anna B David ,

One of the best business podcasts out there.

John Corcoran is a fantastic interviewer - he knows how to extract what’s interesting out of each guest and leave the listener with nuggets they can apply. One of the best business podcasts out there.

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