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Going for Stupid: Steve Sims and the Art of Moving From Ridicule to Reverence

Did you ever have a crazy idea that you thought just might be a big one but you never did anything about it because you didn’t want people to laugh? This week, our guest is Steve Sims, the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen and Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals which will be released on October 18. Called by Forbes Magazine, “The man with the world’s coolest job,” Steve has become famous for taking the craziest dreams of his celebrity clients and making them a reality.

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An Exciting Announcement with Scott Kahn

An Exciting Announcement with Scott Kahn

Are you ready to listen to the amazing changes that are coming up in the show? Since its inception, the Let’s Talk Business podcast has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and business owners thrive. We believe that information is key, but we also believe that it’s important to help business owners to start to take action. That’s why we’ve introduced a new format and a new producer to the show, and we look forward to continuing to provide practical advice and help entrepreneurs and business owners grow their businesses.

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How to Tackle The Unique Business Leadership Challenges of 2022 with David Pilchick

What’s unique about being a business owner in 2022? 

A business owner in this day and age should be someone who’s accessible to the team, empathetic to the employees’ struggles, and a catalyst to their personal and professional growth. 

This week our guest is David Pilchick, the founder and owner of Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply. He drops by to talk about the most important qualities of a modern-day leader. He also discusses his personal journey to becoming a successful business owner, years after dropping out of high school. 

In our interview, we talk about the leadership skills that are difficult to master, yet absolutely crucial, and how exactly anyone can attain them.  Leadership in any industry can be an intimidating field, however, if we can tap into our unique selves, gain confidence, and overcome certain fears, anything is possible.  

Tune in now and learn from David how to be a modern-day business owner. 

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From a 15k Side Hustle to a 2-Billion-Dollar Business with Spencer Jan

How do you turn a side hustle into a 2-billion-dollar business? This might sound too good to be true, but it did happen when Spencer Jan started his e-commerce business, which he started in a garage in 2010 with only $15,000. Called Solo Stove then, the business eventually grew into Solo Brands and in 2021, raised $219 million through an IPO (NYSE: DTC).

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The Truth About Bravery in Entrepreneurship: Normalize Failure — with Roei Yellin

Does your competitive edge serve you well? This week, our guest is Roei Yellin. Roei is a former Olympic athlete and the co-founder and CRO of 8Fig.  In our interview, he speaks about the key qualities that make up a successful entrepreneur. He goes into detail about what led him to start a company and how his athletic background and competitive mind enable him to tackle any challenge in the business world.  Most people think that being competitive is all about pushing themselves to the limit to win. But should competitiveness be at the top of our radar all the time as entrepreneurs? In this week’s episode, Roei explains that it is more complex than that. It’s not just about doing whatever it takes and burning ourselves out, it’s about gauging the playing field, knowing which move to make next, and thinking on our toes. It’s about having patience, confidence, and tact. It takes bravery to make waves, knowing that you might lose in the process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of bravery in business. 

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Overcome Your Internal Barriers to Success—with Naftali Mark Horowitz

When was the last time you went way out of your comfort zone to achieve something great?

If you’re struggling to reach your business’s fullest potential, I am excited to share my interview with Naftali Mark Horowitz, a managing director, portfolio manager, and financial advisor at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. With over 25 years of experience in the financial market, Naftali provides comprehensive financial management services for high-net-worth individuals and their families. He’s a globally sought lecturer on the topics of sales, business development and personal growth, as well as the author of, You Revealed: A Torah Path to a Life of Success. After reading his book, I was determined to get Naftali on the show.

In this episode, Naftali and I discuss how to overcome the most common hurdles that keep us from being the best version of ourselves. Naftali explains how our fears hold us back and practical ways to overcome them. Pay close attention to Naftali’s advice for being smart about taking calculated risks in your business, how to develop satisfaction in life by focusing your mindset, and how to leverage every hour of your day to achieve your highest purpose. This conversation will reveal a lot about the gifts we all have that need to be tapped so we can find the success we are looking for. Listen and enjoy!

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Are You Prepared for Success?

As a marketing agency, Ptex Group invests a lot of time and talent into creating and positioning brands, and building out detailed campaigns.

But here’s the thing: Sometimes, once a company has launched a successful marketing or re-branding campaign, they find themselves without sufficient manpower to handle the sudden influx of incoming phone calls, inquiries, and leads.

And surprisingly enough, the success itself ends up resulting in a catastrophic waste of time and money – potentially causing the newly formed brand image to become severely tainted.

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Kill the Manager!

Now before everyone gets up in arms, I’m certainly not advocating violence in any shape or form. But I do want to bring attention to a fundamental issue that, unfortunately, tends to get skated over a bit.

It’s no secret that company culture is a critical element to success in any business. It’s a huge reason for the success of companies such as Google, Zappos, and Southwest Airlines. Quality employees and valuable clients alike are attracted to a place with a vibrant, positive culture.

Great culture starts at the top. Those in executive and managerial positions have the power to set the tone for the workplace environment. It’s an enormous, far-reaching responsibility, because the environment they create will ultimately determine the quality of the employees and the business they attract. Guess that’s why they’re paid the big bucks.

There is a common denominator that all companies with great culture tend to share: they understand that there is a difference between managing and leading.

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