The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show Podcast

Practical business lessons for the real world.

MBA1180 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know I have what it takes to start a business?
Can you do this? Are you entrepreneur material? You’re not the only one asking. In fact, it’s the “Q” in this week’s Q&A! It’s a big, scary question mark for those who want to break out on their own, but haven’t taken the leap just yet. So what makes someone suited for the entrepreneurial life? […] The post MBA1180 Q&A Wednesday: How do I know I have what it takes to start a business? appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1179 How to Grow with Facebook Groups
Yes, we’re recommending Facebook as a business tool. That may come as a shock to longtime listeners, who know what we think of the overrated, underperforming so-called “power” of social media marketing. Bear with us. Facebook Groups offer a wonderful opportunity for growth. Not revenue growth, not traffic growth, but the most important growth of […] The post MBA1179 How to Grow with Facebook Groups appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1178 Must Read- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
Where is your small business going? More importantly, how is it getting there? The author of this week’s Must-Read for entrepreneurs, Gino Wickman, has an answer. Traction: How to Get a Grip on Your Business is far more than its title lets on. It’s not just advice. It’s not just inspiration. It’s an instruction manual […] The post MBA1178 Must Read- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1177 How To Validate a Course Before You Create It + Free Ride Friday!
Online courses are one of the most lucrative products you can sell on the Internet. With price tags in the thousands, selling your expertise to knowledge-hungry customers is a proven business model, one that’s worked well for many an entrepreneur. But how do you know if there’s really an audience for what you’re teaching? Before […] The post MBA1177 How To Validate a Course Before You Create It + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1176 How To Add Value To Your Offer At No Cost
Here’s a golden rule of business, one we can’t stop repeating: people buy a product when — according to their own internal math — its value exceeds its price. That means the only way to move your product is to increase the only kind of value that really matters: perceived value. Adding features and investing […] The post MBA1176 How To Add Value To Your Offer At No Cost appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1175 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to make my site https? If so, how?
Is your business website secure? As more and more business is done online, cyber security is beyond important. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener wants to know if it’s possible to run a successful business with an “http” address, rather than a full on “https.” That little letter makes all the difference, especially in the […] The post MBA1175 Q&A Wednesday: Do I need to make my site https? If so, how? appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1174 Off Social Media for a Year: Lessons Learned
Social media is like fire. It can be incredibly useful and beneficial, but once it gets out of control, it can consume everything. That’s why Omar quit. Our beloved host made a decision, over a year ago, to take an extended break from all things social media. No Twitter, no Facebook, no ‘gram, nothing. For […] The post MBA1174 Off Social Media for a Year: Lessons Learned appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1173 Guest Teacher: Chris Hogan- How to Become an Everyday Millionaire
What does a millionaire look like? A trust-fund baby? A hedge-fund bro? Nope. As it turns out, millionaires aren’t the exotic species we think they are. Overwhelmingly, they’re not born into privilege. And shockingly, they don’t tend to have high-powered jobs. Often, millionaires are regular people. So how does Average Joe hit 7 figures? That’s […] The post MBA1173 Guest Teacher: Chris Hogan- How to Become an Everyday Millionaire appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1172 How To Sell Your Online Business + Free Ride Friday!
You built it. It succeeded. Now, it’s time to cash in. Maybe you want to retire, or devote yourself to a whole new project. Whatever the reason, saying goodbye to your successful independent business is no easy decision. It’s important to end this chapter on the best terms, with an exit you can be proud […] The post MBA1172 How To Sell Your Online Business + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1171 How To Pivot With Your Product
A product launch doesn’t always go the way you want, or expect. Despite your best-laid plans and highest hopes, sometimes the market takes a look at what you’re offering and gives a resounding “meh.” Now what? In business — especially independent business — flexibility and adaptability are crucial survival skills. When your product doesn’t hit […] The post MBA1171 How To Pivot With Your Product appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1170 Q&A Wednesday: Should I build my own product or go deep into affiliate marketing?
We’ve devoted many an episode to the ups and downs of affiliate marketing. Usually, we’re discussing the merits and drawbacks of affiliate marketing for those wondering whether they should get into it. But today, we’ve got a question from a listener who’s already in the affiliate game, and wants to know one thing: whether it’s […] The post MBA1170 Q&A Wednesday: Should I build my own product or go deep into affiliate marketing? appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1169 Goals: Should You Set Them?
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019, and we’re ready to hit the ground running with all new lesson to help you make this the best year ever for your business. Speaking of which, what are your goals for the year? More importantly, do goals matter? What’s the value of a goal? Is it just an […] The post MBA1169 Goals: Should You Set Them? appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1168 Must Read- Disney U by Doug Lipp
Business doesn’t get any bigger than Disney. How did a patch of swampland in central Florida become one of the biggest revenue-generators in the history of American industry? It all starts with the employees, and how they’re motivated. This week’s Must-Read for entrepreneurs is Doug Lipp’s Disney U, a book that details the strategy behind […] The post MBA1168 Must Read- Disney U by Doug Lipp appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1167 Is It Too Late To Start a Blogging Business? + Free Ride Friday!
It’s a question many would-be entrepreneurs are asking themselves: can you still make a living with a blog? About 10 years ago, people started earning serious money just by blogging. Has the business model survived? Can you still earn enough to live the life you want? The short answer is yes, you can still blog […] The post MBA1167 Is It Too Late To Start a Blogging Business? + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1166 Are You Selling Enough?
Wish you were making sales? Well it may sound painfully obvious, but…you’re not selling enough. That’s not to say you’re not trying to close. It’s to say you’re not “selling” in the ultimate sense — the 24/7, all-encompassing sense that goes way beyond trying to get a specific person to make a specific purchase. Everything […] The post MBA1166 Are You Selling Enough? appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1165 Q&A Wednesday: Love the show’s new cover art. Why did you change it?
You can’t judge a podcast by its cover. But your visual branding needs to reflect what your business is offering. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener noticed something different about our little old business podcast. We updated our cover art, changing the visuals around our show and updating its “look” online. Why? What’s the point? […] The post MBA1165 Q&A Wednesday: Love the show’s new cover art. Why did you change it? appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1164 3 Skills That Will Save You Money When Getting Started
Getting ready to start a new business? If so, you probably know that every cent counts. Having started quite a few businesses ourselves over the years, we’ve learned what skills and abilities can save you the most. If you learn them, you’ll not only have an edge over your competitors — you’ll have a lot […] The post MBA1164 3 Skills That Will Save You Money When Getting Started appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1163 Must Read: To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink
No matter what your independent business is, you have to be a sales person. E-commerce, SaaS, freelancing, artisan pretzel-making; whatever the business, you can’t escape the need for salesmanship. It is everything, even if you don’t consider yourself a “sales person” in the conventional sense. Articulating your idea and persuading others to buy in is […] The post MBA1163 Must Read: To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1162 How To Find a Mentor + Free Ride Friday!
No entrepreneur is truly independent. We all need guidance, support, and help. One of the most important relationships you can cultivate in business is a mentorship. The most successful entrepreneurs, big and small, have always had at least one mentor. With less structure and precedent than the conventional job market, entrepreneurship is uniquely suited to […] The post MBA1162 How To Find a Mentor + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1161 How to Deal With Not Reaching Your Goals
You will fail. If you’re an entrepreneur, you won’t always hit the mark. It’s part and parcel of independent business to establish a goal, strive for it, and come up short. As the year winds down and we evaluate our performance, we should take stock of how we’ve failed, and whether we let those failures […] The post MBA1161 How to Deal With Not Reaching Your Goals appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1160 Q&A Wednesday: What tools do you recommend to create Squeeze Pages?
A page by any other name is just as sweet. Whether you call it a squeeze page or a landing page, conversions are the name of the game. A well-constructed squeeze page shouldn’t take too much time or effort — if you have the right tools. Today, we tell one listener what those tools are, […] The post MBA1160 Q&A Wednesday: What tools do you recommend to create Squeeze Pages? appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1159 Why I Wear My Own T-Shirts
They say to dress for the job you want. But if you’re already an entrepreneur, you can dress for the job you created! Our host Omar almost always rocks a branded t-shirt featuring our software company, WebinarNinja. The reasons for doing so, however,  go way beyond the urge to sneak in some extra advertising. Whether […] The post MBA1159 Why I Wear My Own T-Shirts appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1158 Must Read: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
What can we learn from failure? And not just any failure — total, massive, beyond-epic, multi-billion-dollar failure? In this week’s Must-Read book for entrepreneurs, we find out. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou is many things: an engrossing page-turner, an exemplary piece of investigative journalism, and a huge, devastating lesson in how not to launch a […] The post MBA1158 Must Read: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1157 How To Create a Presentation Deck in 1 Hour + Free Ride Friday!
Sometimes, you just have to bang it out. Whether you’ve got a webinar, pitch, or demo, a quality slide deck is a must. Despite how daunting it can seem, putting one together doesn’t have to be a nightmare or a monumental task. It can be a simple, straightforward, one-hour process. It can take less time […] The post MBA1157 How To Create a Presentation Deck in 1 Hour + Free Ride Friday! appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1156 Do Sales Calls Work in Business Today?
The sales call: is it a lost art? More importantly, should it be? What’s the role of outbound marketing in an almost completely inbound world? Is there still value in reaching out personally for a conversation? Can the time you and your sales people spend on the phone actually return worthwhile revenue? The short answer […] The post MBA1156 Do Sales Calls Work in Business Today? appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1155 Q&A Wednesday: I’m launching a web app. Do I also need to have a mobile app to go with it?
Does every web application need a mobile version? If not, which ones do? Most major software companies have a version of their product for every device under the sun. But for lean startups, you’ve gotta put your time and effort into what returns the best investment. Today, we discuss exactly how to figure out if […] The post MBA1155 Q&A Wednesday: I’m launching a web app. Do I also need to have a mobile app to go with it? appeared first on The $100 MBA....

MBA1154 How to Handle a Request for a Raise
It’s gonna happen. As your business grows and your team members ponder their futures, they’ll want to know how much you value them. Like, exactly how much. Whether you employ freelancers, full-timers, or contractors, shelling out the dough to keep the right people on board is a must. Of course, you have your whole business […] The post MBA1154 How to Handle a Request for a Raise appeared first on The $100 MBA....


MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
Sometimes, you consult exciting new voices in business leadership. Sometimes, you consult the legends. Peter Drucker basically invented business management, and is seen as one of the founders of corporate culture. His extensive studies and writings on effective business leadership are the foundational canon for budding executives — and entrepreneurs. Today, we review his classic […] The post MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker appeared first on The $100 MBA....