74 episodes

A mix of Startup Stories and Entrepreneurship to help you build your COMPANY, and expert Content Marketing tips, tactics and strategies to help you build your BRAND.

The Build Cycle Tyler Benedict

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

A mix of Startup Stories and Entrepreneurship to help you build your COMPANY, and expert Content Marketing tips, tactics and strategies to help you build your BRAND.

    Ep #074 - Lifestyle Businesses are Hard! w/ Endurance Sports Wire

    Ep #074 - Lifestyle Businesses are Hard! w/ Endurance Sports Wire

    Have you ever tried to come up with a business idea that's mostly automated and creates a great passive income stream?


    Or tried to figure out how to take your skillset and turn it into a low-effort lifestyle business?


    Well, that's almost exactly what my guest today has done. Tina Wilmott already knew the Public Relations agency business, so when she wanted to take control of her time and her life, she found a gap in how brands were able to get their news in front of the media. She launched Endurance Sports Wire, and quickly hired a small team to handle the daily tasks.


    In theory, it could basically run itself, but as you'll learn, the dream is much harder than the reality, especially for those of us with an entrepreneurial, growth mindset. If you want to launch your own side hustle or lifestyle business, or you're just interested in PR and media, this is a great episode for you!


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    For full show notes, links and images, check out this show's post at tylerbenedict.com/podcast


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    Ep #073 - Creating the Entrepreneurial Growth Mindset w/ Joe Trodden

    Ep #073 - Creating the Entrepreneurial Growth Mindset w/ Joe Trodden

    With the start of a fresh year, I thought it'd be fun to talk Mindset. We're all probably thinking through the ways we can perform better, manage better, grow our companies, and, hopefully, strike a better balance between work and life.


    My guest today is entrepreneur mindset coach Joe Trodden. He focuses on working with early stage founders, those who have launched and built a small team, usually in their first few years of business. His goal? To help them, and us, push past some of the pain points that come as our teams grow but we still think of ourselves as the fearless leaders who can solve all the problems.


    I know this is something I've done many times, and it's definitely a limiting factor for any company's growth. Here's how you overcome that by sharing your vision in a way that your team can execute.


    SHOW NOTES & LINKS


    For full show notes, links and images, check out this show's post at tylerbenedict.com/podcast


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    Ep #072 -Tiny Earth Toys' subscription toy rental service

    Ep #072 -Tiny Earth Toys' subscription toy rental service

    We've all seen subscription boxes for everything, and kids toys, coding boxes, learning kits and more are common.


    But a toy RENTAL service that's focused on eco-friendly sustainability whose toys are returned and sent back out to a new family? How does that even work? How is it safe? Is THAT business model as sustainable as its products?


    I interview founder and CEO Rachael Classi on how she launched, where the idea came from, and how this early startup is sourcing products and pricing their service.


    This is probably the youngest startup I've interviewed, but there's still plenty to learn. And it's an interesting concept with lessons and ideas you can apply to your own business.


    For more show notes and links to connect with Rachael, head over to this show's post here:


    https://tylerbenedict.com/2020/12/01/ep-072-how-tiny-earth-toys-launched-a-subscription-toy-rental-service/


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    • 44 min
    071 - Magma Magazine App co-founder Jake Warner

    071 - Magma Magazine App co-founder Jake Warner

    This episode is a mix of startup story and content marketing ideas, perfect if you're:


    looking for an uncluttered channel to promote your brands or products.

    wondering how someone creates a totally unique app in today's crowded landscape.


    In this episode, Magma co-founder Jake Warner recounts his inspiration for creating an app that lets anyone create a well designed, easy to share, searchable digital magazine straight from their phone! Not only can you share it, but it can have links, videos and more...and it's SEO friendly with Google.


    This one really impressed me, and I'm looking at how I can use it myself to promote my own businesses.


    For full show notes and links to things mentioned in this episode, go to:


    http://www.tylerbenedict.com/podcast and click on this episode!

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    070 - The Build Cycle is BACK!!!

    070 - The Build Cycle is BACK!!!

    Hello Builders and Content Creators!


    It's been a while, but we're back in action with a new sound, new guests, and a few new topics to help you grow your business!


    This is a quick episode, just letting you know what's coming up, and explaining why it's been a while since the last episode went live. And, as usual, there's at least one little takeaway to help you along your entrepreneurial journey.


    Here's what's new:


    Fresh intro music

    More streamlined intro and outro

    Adding more brand-building marketing content

    New mini-episodes on Content Marketing


    Links from this episode:


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    Thanks a ton for staying subscribed. Now, let's get back to work...

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    Ep #069 - How to work with a PR firm w/ Verde's Kristin Carpenter

    Ep #069 - How to work with a PR firm w/ Verde's Kristin Carpenter

    We deal with PR agencies and PR people all the time over on my cycling tech blog, Bikerumor.com. Some are great, others could use a little help. And we see a mix of brands small and large, new and established, choose to work with a PR agency all the time, with mixed results. To say there's a lot of bouncing from firm to firm would be an undestatement.So I reached out to Verde Brand Communications' founder Kristin Carpenter to learn more about how a company should work with a PR firm, what they can expect, and how they can get the most out of it.


    If you're a brand interested in hiring a PR agency to promote your brand, craft your message, and help get it in front of the media and consumers, this episode will give you a LOT to think about!


    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Two of the biggest takeaways are that you need to have realistic expectations, and you need to communicate with the agency.


    Regarding communication, it's critical that the brand keep the agency aware of product launch dates, delays and other timing issues. Why? Because if a launch is going to be late, it's better to know ahead of time and push the promotional push back, too.


    Another thing to consider is where they're getting your coverage. Sure, getting on Oprah or the Today Show might be huge awareness wins, but they may not move the sales needle if those shows aren't targeted to your customer base.


    Regarding retainers and pricing, one thing I'd personally recommend is weighing the option of hiring someone in-house full time (or part time) versus an outside agency. Pros include having someone there day in, day out that can ensure your PR efforts are deeply integrated into everything else your brand is doing, from sales to marketing to production and scheduling.


    It also gives media a direct point of contact that (usually) knows most of the technical questions. Cons might be that the person lacks the direct communication lines that a good, established PR firm already has with media and key editors. That list can take a long time to curate, as do the relationships.


    Thanks for tuning in. If you like this, could you share a link to it with a friend? Or just tell another entrepreneur about this podcast? That really helps me grow my audience and continue getting amazing guests for you. Speaking of, my next guest's startup story is amazing…be sure to to hit subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don't miss it!


    WANT MORE?


    For full show notes, links and images, check out this show's post at tylerbenedict.com/podcast


    Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast FM, or wherever you listen to podcasts and leave a review and rating! And let me know who you'd like to hear interviewed...just message me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


     

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

gorillagrains ,

I always learn something!

Quality, usable content. Tyler asks excellent questions to bring out helpful details! I enjoy hearing the background stories from everyday entrepreneurs who started with an idea and made it grow.

Marc Andrew Mendoza ,

Great for start-ups in the cycling industry and more

Discovered Tyler’s podcast as I launched my own cycling brand. Super informative and relevant to what i’m doing. The cycling industry is changing and The Build Cycle targets small teams that are bringing products to consumers but it also caters to those thinking of starting something or for consumers to understand the industry from different insider perspectives.

N. Paulsen ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

Tyler and his guests provide some incredibly compelling and actionable content on how to implement effective sales strategies as well as develop your overall psychology to become the absolute best businessperson you can be.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Build Cycle if you want the knowledge AND mindset to level up your sales game (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

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