Fri, 28 February 2020
Nick Unsworth is the CEO of Life on Fire and a renowned Facebook marketing expert. He joins the show to describe how people can use Facebook as a tool to increase their customer base and revenue.
Unsworth fills us in on the the newest updates to Facebook that businesses and entrepreneurs can utilize to get their message out and shares ways to get “targeted Facebook Likes” from people in intended audiences, FAST. He then discusses how people can leverage a page with many Likes to improve the bottom line.
The conversation then turns to financial literacy. Unsworth has raised nearly $7,000 to purchase 100 Kindle eReaders for extended foster children ages 18-21 to promote reading and inspire entrepreneurship. He believes young adults are often pushed out of the “system” and forgotten about due to their age.
Direct download: SW_475_FBF_Nick_Unsworth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT
Fri, 21 February 2020
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 78, originally published in April 2013.
Naresh Vissa is a Digital Media Sales Consultant, having done work for clients such as the Hard Assets Alliance, The Wall Street Shuffle, and The Institute for Energy Research. He is also the former Director of The Stansberry Radio Network and former Director of Media Strategy for Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, which is one of the largest private investment publishers in the world.
Naresh has a very unique skillset in the online media and publishing areas. He tells us how he got started in this arena while still an underclassman in college. By the time he graduated from Duke University with a Master's Degree, he was able to launch the Stansberry Radio Network into one of the most successful podcasting businesses on the Internet.
In this high-energy interview, Naresh discusses the power of podcasting and why he thinks it's the future of radio. He also shares some data and trends to help explain where the digital landscape is heading.
As an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, journalist, and media producer for various national networks and renowned publishers, Naresh Vissa is now the Manager of the Hard Assets Alliance: the only online physical precious metals trading platform available to retail investors.
Naresh freelances in broadcast and print media for several national publications, including USA Today, Business Insider, Yahoo!, HumDesi Radio, and Minyanville. He has been featured on MSNBC, Bloomberg, Business Week, Huffington Post, Hindustan Times, India Today and other media. In 2009, Naresh co-hosted the top-rated financial talk show in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolis, The Wall Street Shuffle. Regular guests on his shows have included Congressman Ron Paul, CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi, Senate candidate Peter Schiff, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, and authors Steve Forbes, Michael Lewis and Robert Kiyosaki. He has booked more than 800 guests in the fields of finance, economics, business management & consulting, self-help, leadership, sales and marketing.
Naresh also founded Krish Media & Marketing, Inc., consulting for an eclectic set of clients that includes The Financial Survival Network and Racine Assets. He has worked for JP Morgan Chase, Houston Astros, and the American Junior Golf Association. In addition, Naresh aided the Houston Rockets’ staff in selecting draft picks Aaron Brooks, Carl Landry and Donte Greene in the 2007 and 2008 NBA Drafts.
While making a name in the business world, Naresh never compromised his education. Despite taking as many as 27 credit hours a semester while at Syracuse University, Nareshgraduated Magna Cum Laude from the Renée Crown University Honors Program, triple majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, finance, and accounting at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He was given numerous awards for his academic, leadership and speaking abilities, and Morgan Stanley nominated him as an Emerging Student Leader. During his junior and senior years, he served as an analyst for the Orange Value Fund, where he managed an investment portfolio in excess of $1.2 million of private investor money. Upon graduation, he was named as one of the highest achieving students in his graduating class.
Naresh earned a Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, concurrently working as an admissions recruitment coordinator, marketing and communications blogger, and strategy research assistant to Executive in Residence Professor Bill Sax.
Direct download: SW_475_FBF_Naresh_Vissa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT
Fri, 14 February 2020
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 62, originally published in July 2012.
Jason Hartman is joined by Marc Ostrofsky, bestselling author of Get Rich Click!, to talk about making money on the internet with the right knowledge and timing. Marc says domain names and websites are real estate, comparable to buying a piece of land and building on it. He explains how to find good names, how to get started with little to no money through affiliate marketing, outsourcing parts of a business, and using social media sites to make money. He also talks about ways to save money online by taking advantage of technology. Marc explains how reverse e-commerce works, the benefits of crowdsourcing, defines pay-per-action, shares a bit about SEO, and more.
Marc Ostrofsky is a professional speaker, consultant, venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur. Known as a “Technology Wildcatter,” he founded the Prepaid Phone Card industry and was an early pioneer in the Voice Mail Industry, Pay Phone Industry, Prepaid Cellular Market and other deregulated telecommunications markets. He created numerous magazines, trade shows and market research studies and later sold those firms for $50 Million+. He is one of the few keynote speakers and authors that actually owns a portfolio of highly profitable online business ventures. His current Internet companies generate $75 Million+ annually and include Blinds.com, CuffLinks.com, SummerCamps.com, eTickets.com, MutualFunds.com, Photographer.com, Consulting.com, TechToys.com, BeautyProducts.com, Bachelor.com and others. He has been quoted in over 1000 media outlets including ABC’s 20/20, The Today Show, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,CNN, FORBES and Inc. Magazine. His firms have won countless business awards including the Inc. 500 and the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award.
Marc is one of the leading experts on making money online and teaches businesses how to compete effectively in the new digital world. He is known for selling the domain name Business.com for $7.5 million which landed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive domain name ever sold. He then invested in Business.com which later sold for $345 Million. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a major in Marketing. Marc and his wife live in Houston with their five teenage daughters and two dogs.
Direct download: SW_474_FBF_Marc_Ostrofsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT
Fri, 7 February 2020
Chris Stoikos is a serial entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Dollar Beard Club. He is the archetypal "mover and shaker" with a number of entrepreneurial credits to his name. His true genius lies in the ability to creatively market and commercialize products, and in building and maintaining teams of experts to run businesses independently. Despite his youth, Chris brings a practical knowledge of business in tandem with a firm grasp of market psychology for a younger and "hipper" consumer base. He also brings his manly beard, named "Grizz".
[1:20] The creation of The Dollar Beard Club
[4:15] The history of the rise of the beard culture
[6:10] The impact viral videos have had on The Dollar Beard Club's success
[10:10] Unconscious Content conference he's throwing to teach people to create viral videos
[13:30] Dissecting the elements of viral videos
[17:50] How you can tell a story in a 90 second video
[20:10] Chris' background that led to his viral videos
[21:40] How Chris writes his scripts for the videos and how much the videos have cost
Direct download: SW_473_FBF_Chris_Stoikos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT
Fri, 31 January 2020
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 232, originally published in October 2013.
Tom Asacker is the author of five critically acclaimed books: The Business of Belief, Opportunity Screams, A Little Less Conversation and A Clear Eye for Branding, groundbreaking books that redefine business for the new, customer-controlled economy, and Sandbox Wisdom, a heartwarming story about a CEO's search for meaning and success in the world of business and work.
A popular speaker, Tom lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world, and works confidentially with executives and management teams at a number of world-class companies. Prior to his role as a writer, professional speaker and corporate catalyst, Tom was an agitator in management posts at GE and throughout his entrepreneurial endeavors as founder of an internet startup; owner of an electronics manufacturing firm; and co-founder and CEO of a medical device company.
He is a recipient of the George Land Innovator of the Year Award; he holds medical patents and product design awards; and he is recognized by Inc. Magazine, MIT, and YEO as a past member of their "Birthing of Giants" entrepreneurial executive leadership program. Tom holds a degree in Economics and Business Management, and lives in the great Northeast.
Direct download: SW_472_FBF_Tom_Asacker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT