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Launching Your Podcast | Episode 15

So, you’d like to start a podcast…now what? In this episode Dave Shrein chats with Ryan Bilello about the practical tools that will help you get your podcast up and running. With their combined experience, their discussion about editing tools, software, and general theory will help you save time and money while launching a successful show.

Pursuing Your Dream While Working a 9-5 | Episode 011

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If the title doesn’t say it all. You know exactly what this is all about. You have passion or a dream that burns inside of you and yet the majority of your time is spent at your 9-5 building someone else’s business. It’s not that you begrudge their business (after all, it’s keeping food on the table and a roof over your head – and in some cases Apple products in your hands) but you know that you were meant for something different than the 9-5.

In this episode of #dactalk  (which stands for Dave and Community Talk) +Dave Shrein and +John Meese talk all about how to manage the fine art of pursuing your dream while working a 9-5.

How do you focus on your paying job while you’re clocked in yet give the necessary attention to your dream that is beating inside your heart?

How do you manage caring for your family and friends while using every spare moment outside of the 9-5 to build your dream?

How do you turn what you love doing into what generates meaningful and consistent income?

How do you build an audience to engage with along the journey?

If you’ve ever wondered, “is there a better way to make this happen?” then this is the episode for you. You’ll find community, hope and encouragement from two entrepreneurs who are living it right along side you.

How to Transition Your Pricing | Episode 010

Pricing your services is one of the top concerns a entrepreneur will encounter. You want to price your services high enough to display the value you bring but competitive enough so you can land business. However, you know there is more to this conversation than simple dollars and cents and that’s where this episode of #dactalk takes us. Simple shifts in your thinking can complete change the way you make decisions around pricing your services.

The Quickest Way to Achieve Success | Episode 009

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We all want to know the secret to success. We look at what others are doing around us and wonder, “what is it that they’re doing because it seems to be working.” There is, in fact, a secret to success – though honestly it’s not as interesting as your typical secret.

In the world of building your brand and creating an online business there is one thing you must do if you want to achieve success at a significant pace and here it is: suck up your pride and learn from others.

You may see four or five others who are building their business and it seems like everything is just falling into place – so what is it that they’re doing that is bringing success? While it may not be a prescription for what you should do it may be a good description that you could adapt for yourself.

In this episode of #dactalk Dave Shrein and Meiko Seymour team up to talk about their most recent experiences of learning and share some of their favorite places to listen to the success and failures of others.

Your Biz and Tech Questions | 008

Starting an online business doesn’t have to be complicated. The biggest issue budding entrepreneurs run into is often a completely unnecessary issue: tech problems. When you’re starting an online business it is essential to be clear on what you want to do so you can identify exactly which services and products will help you launch successfully.

In this episode of #dactalk we talk all about the tech questions that haunt most entrepreneurs and how to overcome them. This is good stuff!

The Tip that Set Our Businesses On Fire | 007

This is the #dactalk I’ve been waiting for and the #dactalk I’ve wanted you to hear. Since Charissa Moore and I began #dactalk last year this has been the common theme in every episode.

The tip we talk about in this 007 episode is the single most important tip you will ever implement. It is what sets you a part from your competition. It’s why current and past clients have chosen to work with you and it is what will bring future clients and it has everything to do with you.

Starting Your Business: Bookkeeping for Small Businesses

When I started my business in January of 2014 I had a lot of unanswered questions regarding my bookkeeping and finances. In the fall I acquired the services of an accountant and while I should have sought professional bookkeeping from the get-go she was able to get my books setup for success.

I asked my accountant, Patty of Techeon Business Solutions, to answer 13 questions I had about bookkeeping for small businesses to share here with you. Her answers were pretty straight forward and incredibly helpful.

Selling On Social Media Without Sounding Like a Salesman | Episode 005

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Online business has become so popular that almost everyone has something they’re trying to sell. When you partner with a new organization, join a team or become a rep for a product you’re already using and loving the easies place to go sell is social. However, you can do a lot of damage to your personal profile by pushing products and services without doing the necessary front end work.

In this episode of #dactalk, Charissa and I take on the topic of selling on social media. There are so many different angles to come at this topic because everyone’s business is different. For the family looking to make an extra $1,000 a year it will be a completely different strategy than the person trying to quit his/her job to go full time with their new business.

Some of the topics covered include being authentic in everything you post, loving the products that you’re trying to sell, owning your voice, becoming an authority based upon life experience and many more.

If you have any desire to sell anything and use social to do it, you need to watch this entire episode. You will save yourself a lot of trouble.