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The Inventive Journey

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Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

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United States

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Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Write Down Your Ideas" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Jesse Yarger

6/21/2021
People have million-dollar ideas every day. If you don't have the experience, or networking, or the know-how to get it started and up off the ground or maybe even motivation. There are so many times that people have these million-dollar ideas that, I think, it's really valuable to write those down. Then maybe nine months later when your friend texts you and says: hey there are desks for sale or whatever it might be, you can get those off the ground and get running. I think there is a lot of...

Duration:00:25:52

"Find The Right People" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Ravi Patel

6/19/2021
Commit. Commit to what your goals are. Commit to what your visions are. Then find the right partners. Find your right co-founder. Find the right resources because it is very hard to build something alone compared to with a team. I think the chances of success and the timeline gets much shorter when you have a co-founder and a team that complements the skills that you have. That is the number one piece of advice I would give. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:22:14

"Listen Well" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Colby Tunick

6/18/2021
Just listening really well. We have an internal rule that if you hear something three times from three different people, three different conversations should peak your interest cause now that not just someone's wants or desire. That might actually become an industry-wide need. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:31:10

"How To Set Up Operations" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/ Alicia Butler Pierre

6/17/2021
My team and I recently discovered, as a few months ago, called Notion.so. If you are looking for a creative, quick way to store and capture your processes, look into that tool. It is basically a wiki that, unlike Dropbox or google drive. Yes, you can document all of these things. But what I find is you are using some of these platforms, even SharePoint or again google drive, Evernote, tools like that. They're great because it is stored in the cloud. Notion is also a cloud-based app but, it...

Duration:00:26:07

"Be Sure Of Yourself" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ ONeil Mbakwe

6/16/2021
Be sure of yourself and reframe your thinking to where it's not trial and error but, it's trial and inevitable success. Once you have your focus on what you are doing and your goal for your business or start-up, that conviction will allow you to see whatever error or mistake you make along the road as a lesson to be learned towards that inevitable success. If I was speaking to someone I would let them know that everything is trial and inevitable success. There are no errors or mistakes, only...

Duration:00:22:26

"Get Out Of Your Way" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Sandra DeMaria

6/15/2021
Get out of your way. When I get out of my way and, I actually open myself up. I have a business coach we use now. I actually open myself up to allowing someone else to give me some advice and say; hey Sandra this is right. We really need to go down this route, hold back from this, do this. It really opens me up for great things to happen. That's really what has been happening for us now with Tidy Spaces. When I get out of the way, all these things start to happen. It's unbelievable. ---...

Duration:00:36:01

"Do Your Research Up Front" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Ian Abbott

6/14/2021
Do all of your research up front. You can't do all of your research up front. You are always learning new things every single day. But, do your homework. No idea is had in a vacuum. If you have an idea, make sure you look at the lay of the land. Look at all the competition that exists out there. Make a spreadsheet even. Get out your whiteboard and look at all the ways that your business is different from their businesses. Use that difference at the end to shine or design a marketing strategy...

Duration:00:31:18

"Stand On The Ground" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Ahmed Elnaggar

6/12/2021
Try to control the expenses and don't spend on things that are not beneficial and stand on the ground. Don't look at the unicorns and all this. Now yes this is the target but, stand on the ground. This was a mistake that I did and so much was spent was acting as a startup concept that you read about every day and spend a lot based on that but at the end of the day it comes by steps. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:18:39

"Ask For Help" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Nicole DeAngelis

6/11/2021
Ask for help. It's something that took me a while because I have a lot of pride and think I can teach myself anything, which might be true but, it might take years, and that's not very smart. Every time I have asked for help, it's always led towards more progress. And faster than I would be able to do on my own. And most people want to help you succeed. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:29:29

"How to Understand Accounting For Your Business" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/ Andrew Klein

6/10/2021
And so I think on the lower side, on the block and tackle side, make sure you have your information in excel format or Quick Books so that you can manipulate your information and get it clean. Then on the other side, make sure you have someone to talk to. Whether it's someone like us or whether it's an investor or advisor to talk you through things like profitability and questions that you will need to answer to the taxman but also to future investors. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:29:43

"Don't Release A Crappy Product" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Tom Milligan

6/9/2021
My biggest fear has been producing an inferior product or a product that won't pass muster. What that has done is it has really shown and taught me that first of don't release something unless it's at least minimally viable. Don't release a crappy product. If you do release one, you are going to have to deal with it in the future. That is what I have learned over these last few months. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:30:26

"Spend Your Time Wisely" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Catharina Joubert

6/8/2021
This is a very hard lesson I learned. Be careful in how you spend your time. We always are going to get a very rewarding feeling from being busy. And it is going to be answering emails, taking phone calls, and doing marketing. But, if you do not actually evaluate the impact that all this busyness is having on your return on investment (ROI) and what the income is. How are you actually making progress? Are you growing your audience? If you are a podcaster, what your income or profit is....

Duration:00:28:56

"The Power Of Networking" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Ali Marchand

6/7/2021
I can't tell you the power of networking and reaching out to people and just asking for things directly and not beating around the bush. I think we really underestimate the power of being super direct with someone instead of just sending in your resume and hoping for the best. Find the side doors. That's not just for starting a business and getting your dream job. Find the side doors for everything. Do you want to start a podcast or write a book or anything like that? I guarantee you your...

Duration:00:24:19

"Keep Pushing Forward" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Joel Jacobson

6/5/2021
Constantly believe in yourself and your product. If you feel like your product has value, you will have a lot of people who will dismiss it or say that's really cool, but that's as far as it goes. And you will have a lot of days where you are thinking, maybe this was a mistake and maybe I shouldn't be doing this. Then you will have a lot of times where your doubtful but, I would say just continue to keep the faith. Keep holding on to your belief that you have come up with something valuable....

Duration:00:26:44

"Just Get Started" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Laura McGuire

6/4/2021
The biggest piece of advice is just get started and don't get crippled in revision mode and, oh, I have got to have a business plan and, it's got to be perfect. Just right the business plan and get it out there. Get started working so that you can figure out all the answers to your questions. I guess the saying is, fail fast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:32:33

"How To Create Content For Social Media" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/Makenzie & Joshua Jamias

6/3/2021
Get your website up and figure out your sales process. I think that has been the hardest businesses to work with is when they don't have a clear sales process. We can get you all the web traffic you need and want. We can set up ads and do everything organically that we know-how. But, if you don't have a way to close, then it's all for nothing. Figure out your sales process, figure out how you close people. Figure out what you actually need to do to increase revenue. Then most agency owners...

Duration:00:32:48

"Ask Questions" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Evan Price

6/2/2021
Before you go into the fun stuff like, what is the design of my logo going to look like, really figure out what transformation you are going to take your potential clients through. They are here and, you want them to be here. Figure out what those places are and how you fill that gap. Without that, you are just going to be spinning your wheels you are going to be pivoting a lot as I did. Figure out and ask those questions. Where are my potential clients at? Where do they want to be? How can...

Duration:00:25:26

"Invest In Yourself" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Manish Vakil

6/1/2021
You have to invest in yourself. A lot of people say go and talk to everyone else but you have to know your weaknesses. And you definitely have to work on those. That's one of the things I have done. Still to this day, I have a book in front of me and, I write down listen before every meeting that starts right on top. Because when you are starting off a business, you think you know everything. One thing is to learn to listen. That's one of the things I have to learn for myself. Invest in...

Duration:00:37:11

"You Are The Authority" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Tyler Foley

5/31/2021
You are the authority. You had touched on it a little bit just thirty seconds ago. You have to drive the ship. If you are a startup, a CEO, an owner, or a director, that's your job. You need to steer the ship But, the funny thing is the captain says go that way there's a helmsman crew actually steers said ship. There is an engine crew that's driving the engine and maintenance and mechanics who are keeping those things ticking. You have to see the big vision. You have to know what you know...

Duration:00:40:55

"Don't Grow Too Fast" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Steve Preda

5/29/2021
My advice is going to be from the perspective of the entrepreneur who is bootstrapping their business. It is to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. I think it's really important to not grow too fast and keep a gradual pace. Growing a business is about figuring out how you can sustain the business. Every step of growth reduces the stability of the business. You have to grow into that larger business so that you are on top of it and can then get to the next level. --- Send in a...

Duration:00:36:54