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.
MBA1816 What I Didn’t Know About My Customers
How do you know what your customers really want?
Without regular, open conversations with clients, you could be missing something crucial. That’s what happened to us, as we found out during a recent round of user interviews for our software company, WebinarNinja.
...and what we discovered wasn’t just important for our business alone.
The simple fact that these interviews produced huge revelations should inspire all founders to hop on some calls! Tune in, and hear what was so important, yet had slipped under our radar. Then ask yourself: what don’t I know?
Learn the value of customer interviews, how to execute them, and why a great entrepreneur makes time to really listen. Click Play!
MBA1815 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know If there is a market for my product?
Will it sell?
It’s the first scary question entrepreneurs have to ask. Just because you think it’s a great idea doesn’t guarantee there’s a market for your product or service. So how can you find out?
How can you get an accurate sense of whether your business will make it?
It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping an aspiring entrepreneur figure out if anybody actually wants what they’re planning to sell. With a few low-budget tools and strategies, this episode will walk you through a few smart ways to test the waters.
It’s always smartest to build the audience first, and then the product!
Learn some fairly easy ways to find your customers in advance, so you can build your business with confidence. Click Play!
MBA1814 Should You Pay Monthly or Annually for Software?
No matter what kind of business you run, you’ll need software tools to maintain your online presence. The question is: what’s the best way to pay for them?
You might be tempted to think that anytime you can afford to pay annually, you should. It saves money in the long run, right?
But in our experience, some software is better paid for on a monthly basis — even when your budget allows otherwise. Today, we explain what kinds of software are best for each payment schedule, and why.
With examples from our business and others, we’ll explore how to make the smartest decisions around various SaaS products for business. Take a more nuanced approach with your operating expenses, and stay leaner, longer. Click Play!
MBA1813 Must Read: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
What is “profit?”
If you think you know, you might be looking at it all wrong.
It sounds out there, but Profit First by Mike Michalowicz makes a compelling case for a totally new outlook on profit. And after reading it, we can’t see profit the same way ever again.
In this Must-Read book review, we explain the radically different approach championed by Michalowicz, and why it can work for you.
Tune in and hear why the typical way of understanding profit is limiting, even detrimental to the growth of your business. Learn what common modes of thinking are holding you back. Open your mind to a unique perspective — it just might alter the way you do business.
Find out why this book is so different, and so highly recommended by entrepreneurs. Click Play!
MBA1812 How Much Money Do You Need To Quit Your Job? + Free Ride Friday
Can you really make it on your own?
It's the first (and maybe most important) question aspiring entrepreneurs ask. What do the numbers need to look like to (safely) leave the 9 to 5?
How can you transition out of your job, with enough runway and cushion to have a real chance at success?
Today, we do the math.
Becoming an entrepreneur isn't about taking a massive risk. It's about mitigating risk! Even if you're nowhere near financially ready to leave your job, there are things you can do right now to pave the way for your future business.
Hear how our host, Omar, quit his well-established job as a teacher, and how you can get ready to make your big move. Click Play!
MBA1811 How To Manage Rising Customer Acquisition Costs
Yes, you have to spend money to make money. But if you're not careful, you'll spend more than it's worth.
Staying lean and profitable is getting tougher. The cost of digital ads is rising steadily, as social media platforms take advantage of their unique position. But there are ways to get customers without draining your marketing budget!
Today, we show you how.
Using our own business as an example, we'll explain how to nurture and convert leads with a few creative, lower-cost strategies. By getting the math right, you can set your business up for greater profit, sooner. Click Play!
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As a dedicated life-long learner, I’m always on the hunt for content to improve my life. I’ve come to the right place with $100 MBA! I appreciate how the episodes are concise and to the point - making it easy to get maximum value for your time. Omar is a truly excellent host and I really enjoy the guest teachers he brings on as well! 🙏
Business learning on steroids
Great content & guest. Wish episodes were longer but there are so many it’s easy to listen multiple ones in 1 sitting. Very legit, humble & honest! Thanks for creating. I know this is a commitment to produce.
I’m so excited to have stumbled across this podcast! Recently I took an online course provided by Brendon Burchard for entrepreneurs, and a vital section was dedicated to the morning routine. I’ve decided time to restructure mine to include listing to more business-focused podcasts, and after several Google searches showed the $100 MBA Show, I wanted to see for myself! So far, the show is informative, clear, and concise. Precisely what I’m looking for upon waking up each day. As I am looking to develop my business, your podcast provides the tools to stay motivated and educated. Thank you!