10 Marketing Channels to Grow Your Small Business (FS107)

In this conversation we present 10 growth channels to grow your small business, adding our honest commentary on each one. We also walk you through a growth model we’ve adopted that’s helped how we brainstorm, plan for and execute our growth strategy for Fizzle. Enjoy! It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe: (how to) iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, RSS, Download 10 Marketing Channels to Grow Your Small BusinessTweet This Show Notes Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers by Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares Andreea Ayers from Launch Grow Joy — Also, if you’re a Fizzler, her Founder’s Story interview is excellent! Help a Reporter Out How Fraser Cain Attracts 80,000 Search Visitors Per Day with Zero Link … Read Entire Story

Small Business Roadmap Revisited — 4 Updates Based on Your Feedback (FS106)

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In the last 6 episodes we revealed the 6 stage small business roadmap. A stage by stage, step by step, 10,000 foot view of building a business. They weren’t the 6 stages your business will go through automatically. They were the 6 stages you want to go through so that you and your idea are best setup for success as you define it. The roadmap was immensely well received (you’ll find links to each episode below) and in this episode we cover two things: We answer the 4 common questions we heard from your comments. We reveal 4 updates we made to the roadmap based on your … Read Entire Story

Connection: Stage 2 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS101)

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Stage 2 of the small business roadmap is about moving from “how can I possibly do this” to “how could I possibly not do this!?” We’re talking about connection, which, in layman’s terms, is nothing more than making friends with other entrepreneurs. Jim Rohn loved to say that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. What do you think would happen to your business if you spent more time with… Read Entire Story

Finally! A Roadmap for the 6 Stages of Small Business (FS100)

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It’s finally time to have a plan for your bare-knuckled, bootstrapped, heart and hustle based small business. In this 6 part podcast series we walk you through the small business roadmap. These aren’t 6 stages your business will go through automatically. These are the 6 stages your business should go through, the stages we want you to go through so that you and your idea are best setup for success as you define it. We’ve worked with, consulted, coached and heard from a few thousand businesses, and in all the books we’ve read… Read Entire Story

2 Experts Share Exactly How to Use a Productivity Journal (& Increase Productivity by 23%) FS099

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First of all: Christopher Walken performs the intro for the show this week. If that’s not enough for you, how about this: I rolled my eyes at the idea of productivity journaling until I heard from the two experts on the show today. In this episode we explore why it’s so easy to get distracted and ignore our most important work. The answer might be way easier than you think. If you want to do more work you’re proud of and less bullshit, then pour yourself a cup of tea and click play… Read Entire Story

You Don’t Have to Choose a Niche! (The Largest Blogs Online Never Did, FS098)

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We may have to eat our own words a bit on this one. Regardless, it’s eye-opening to see what makes some of the biggest blogs on the web work. If you’re interested in choosing a niche (or in not choosing a niche), this conversation will be important for you. I’ll leave it at that and let the podcast episode do the talking. Enjoy! (Subscribe if you haven’t yet!) It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe: (how to) iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, RSS, Download You don’t have to choose a niche! (The largest blogs online never did)Tweet This Logan’… Read Entire Story

The Exact Moment I Chose a Better Niche (097)

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Bonnie asks a question in this show that took us where I didn’t expect we’d go. As Corbett, Barrett and I started responding to her question (which is as funny as it is important) we travelled into a conversation about choosing a better niche. Niche advice grows like trees in the internet business world. Here at Fizzle we talk about the “niche please” mindset often. And not always in a dubious way. The target market guide that’s helped so many people is simply another method for choosing your niche… a people… Read Entire Story

23 Tips to Uncover What to do With Your Life (When You Have no Clue, FS096)

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If you’ve ever wondered “what am I good at?” or “what should I focus on in my life?” then we’ve got a killer conversation for you. We received a great email from listener Tim Aton (text included below) and we spend the whole hour of this episode sharing 23 tips to uncover the best options for your life… even if you currently have no clue. I list out a bunch of the ideas below, but be sure to listen to the conversation (and subscribe for follow up episodes) because… Read Entire Story