#08 BWE - Difference between entrepreneurs and startups /feat. Wiley Larsen
Nowadays we hear the word "startup" used for anything and everything, especially in the digital landscape. This is only partly true, and not every business can be considered as a startup. Some may disagree, and there is a point - to start any business from scratch, is a small startup but that is only a small piece of what it means to be a startup. In this episode I talk about the difference between businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. Is every entrepreneur a startup and is every startup...
BWE Special 02 - Growing your business: Challenges for yourself and your team /w Samantha Woolven
Growing your business comes with a lot of challenges, both for yourself as an entrepreneur as well as your team. Managing team dynamics and the individuals within the growing company means that sometimes you have to recognize do you have the right team for the stage that your business is in? Are you enabling your team to outgrow you and why that should be your goal? Are you happy being an entrepreneur or are you creating a job for yourself in the future? To all these and much more, my...
#07 BWE - Why you shouldn't expect marketing results in 2 weeks
Are you expecting fast results in your business? Do you change up your entire marketing strategies before they even have time to produce results - essentially burning money and throwing it down the drain? You shouldn't! In this episode I focus on the importance of having patience in marketing and using your content long enough to really justify its value. Content marketing needs time to work. So check out these thoughts and let me know if you had a similar experience. You can check out...
#06 BWE - Shit periods of being an entrepreneur
Being an entrepreneur is not always blitz, sparkle and shiny, happy people dancing around the fire. Every business has its ups and downs, as well as periods when people have a really difficult time of getting out of bed, knowing that what they do is right. In this episode, I talk about that reality and how to get pass the rough period. If you like the podcast, please subscribe, comment or like and let me know if you have any questions. Check us out on YouTube:...
#05 BWE - Pros and Cons of Outsourcing
Outsourcing is a great way to scale business up or even down. It is a growing trend in the business world, which grew as more and more of the global marketplace became available, and through it - a more diverse, cost effective and flexible work force. Check out my view on the pros and cos of outsourcing and let me know what you think. Backwater Entrepreneur podcast is intent on building content that can help entrepreneurs and businesses no matter where they are by giving the insights, new...
BWE Special 01 - Danny Creed on Entrepreneurship and Productivity
In the first Backwater Entrepreneur Special, I interview Danny Creed, international business coach with over 20 years of experience in coaching businesses. We dive into a discussion on what it means to be an entrepreneur, mistakes, mindset, drive, productivity and tools that can help you take your business to the next level. Danny Creed is an international master business and executive coach, business consultant; trainer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and international keynote and...
#04 BWE - Hiring people or being a one man show?
How long can you keep being a one man show in your business, and when is the time to build up your team? When that time comes, it's time to think about do you just want to outsource, hire temp workers or full time employees. In this episode we talk about scaling your business and the problems that trouble people when that time comes. Check out this podcast also in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUl2XA7ViamGG_UUCVn22rg?view_as=subscriber
#03 - Just start already!
Thinking about a great idea and moving from the drawing board to actually making it happen, for some people, takes ages. In a fast paced marketplace, where everything changes in a matter of days, months, you can't wait until you have everything made to perfection. That can cost you not only time and money - but also the entire business. In this episode we talk about why you need to move fast, keeping in mind not to be reckless. I also take a look at the reality of why will, even my...
#02 - "Work" is not a BAD word
Working to achieve a goal, no matter what that goal is, is something you should know already. Nothing comes without you first making an action towards it, and you are the only person that can change something in your life if you do not like it. Just wanting things to change is not enough. In this episode, you need to asses if this podcast and show is for you - because if you just bitch about your situation, without actually wanting to move your ass to achieve whatever it is, that is your...
#01 - Intro (Get into the rowboat)
Welcome to the first episode of the Backwater Entrepreneur, the show that guides your business through the backwaters to the global marketplace. In this episode, I will introduce you to the podcast and my idea for it.