Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown's Is on a Mission to Change What We Eat
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When Ethan Brown started Beyond Meat in 2009 he did it with a simple question in mind. Why do you need an animal to create meat and why can't you build meat directly from plants? Well It turns out you can and Ethan Brown and his company Beyond Meat figured out a way to do it. Today, his company is valued at over $11B. He is a purpose driven Entrepreneur and one who has achieved enormous success but he will not stop until he changes the world for the better.
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Nathan Chan
340: How Gabi Lewis dominated a $40 billion industry
Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder, The Magic Spoon In this yummy episode, Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder of The Magic Spoon, sits down with Nathan Chan to discuss his journey from founding the revolutionary EXO protein snack made from crickets, to dominating the $40billion a year cereal industry. Listen in as Lewis reveals how he managed to get Tim Ferris and Nas as angel-investors onboard for EXO snacks, his journey into the competitive world of cereal, and how Magic Spoon continues to stay ahead of the competition. In this deep-dive interview, you’ll find out why Lewis swears by agencies, the opportunities in influencer marketing, and why product-fit is an absolute essential for any founder. Lewis’ incredible journey from crickets to cereal is a not-to-be-missed lesson in entrepreneurship and the importance of saying “no”. Key Takeaways * How Lewis started Exo Protein, selling cricket protein bars * Recognizing the paleo food trend and targeting that market * How Lewis got angel investors such as Tim Ferris and Nas * His decision to sell the company and launch Magic Spoon cereal * Why Magic Spoon is a direct-to-consumer product and the advantages of ecommerce * The successful launch of Magic Spoon and the power of influencers * Why product-market fit is the most important aspect of launching a business * How Magic Spoon was affected by Covid and the evolution of hiring and scaling * The decision to not sell Magic Spoon on Amazon, and the power of customer-brand loyalty * Why Lewis believes that a high-quality product is the most important aspect of any business * Lewis’ advice to others that as a founder, you should never be distracted, and why your job is to say “no”
52 min
The Marketing Book Podcast
The Marketing Book Podcast
Douglas Burdett
314 Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising by Bob Regnerus
Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising by Perry Marshall, Bob Regnerus, and Thomas Meloche New Customers Are Waiting...Find Them On Facebook Facebook makes it easy for businesses like yours to share photos, videos, and posts to reach, engage, and sell to more than 1 billion active users. Advertising expert Perry Marshall is joined by co-authors Bob Regnerus and Thomas Meloche as he walks you through Facebook Advertising and its nuances to help you pinpoint your ideal audience and gain a ten-fold return on your investment. Now in its fourth edition, Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising takes you further than Facebook itself by exploring what happens before customers click on your ads and what needs to happen after―10 seconds later, 10 minutes later, and in the following days and weeks. You'll discover how to: * Maximize your ad ROI with newsfeeds, videos, and branded content * Create custom audiences from your contact lists, video views, and page engagement * Use the Facebook Campaign Blueprint proven to generate your first 100 conversions * Boost your Facebook ads using the Audience Network and Instagram * Follow the three-step formula for successful video ads * Maximize campaigns and increase conversions on all traffic to your website * Track and retarget engaged users by leveraging the Power of the Pixel * Make every page on your website 5-10 percent more effective overnight Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview... https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/ultimate-guide-facebook-advertising-bob-regnerus
1 hr 4 min
Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Jason Swenk
Why Embracing Change Leads to Longterm Agency Success
Has your agency recently experienced major changes? Is it time to transition away from how you used to do things? Is it time to promote key employees or buyout a partner? Being able to adapt to the market and the needs of your individual agency is one of the best ways to find long term agency success. In today's episode, we'll cover: * Why your agency should always be open to change. * Should you promote a key employee to an agency partner? * Does your agency have a succession plan? Today I sat down for a talk with Cherie Hebert, owner and CEO of BBR Creative out of Lafayette, Louisiana. Cherie has owned her agency for over 23 years now and has naturally seen her agency experience a lot of change. She's here to talk about how she's found longevity and why it's important to be open to changes as they come. Why Your Agency Should Always Be Open to Change We've always heard that one person say, "But this is how I've always done it." This, for me, is always the kiss of death. If you want to be successful, whether you're running an agency, or just in life in general, you have to be open to change. Cherie says she started her agency as a creative. For the most part, they offered design creative and eventually PR. But as things do, the agency realm began to change. When BBR lost a major client and gained another who focused more on digital outreach, they knew they needed to make a change and evolve with the times. Cherie hired a digital strategist who was able to train the team on the basics of SEO. SEM, and paid search. This new person was also instrumental in helping the agency launch into the digital arena. He was also the right person to hire more digital marketing talent and be the catalyst for the change the agency needed. Should You Promote a Key Employee to Agency Partner? The answer is, maybe -- it all depends on timing. Cherie says she has never lost an employee to another local agency. Where she loses team members is to other markets and bigger agencies that offer more opportunities. That is why Cherie regrets not offering her digital strategist a partnership role in the agency before he left. Here are 2 reasons why you might want to offer a key player a partnership role: * You can't always compete with the bigger fish: BBR is located in a relatively small market. While they don't have much local competition, they have lost a number of employees to out of state agencies. If someone holds an instrumental role in your agency, sometimes giving them ownership can promote loyalty and investment in the agency. * Adding on a partner is an investment: BBR's digital strategist played a big role in vetting and training new employees. He helped the firm transition to a broader scope and work with new clients. When you bring on someone that adds this type of value, it's an investment into your agency's future. Does Your Agency Have a Succession Plan? In the beginning, we have a tendency to focus on the short game. Thinking about who will take over the agency or how your legacy will live on isn't something that typically comes at the early stages. But at 56-years-old, figuring out a succession plan is something at the top of Cherie's mind. Cherie has bought out one partner, with another soon to follow. She's soon to be the sole owner of the agency. What comes next? That's something Cherie is trying to figure out. As an agency owner, it's something you should always keep in the back of your mind. For starters, Cherie has decided to offer her VP's a partial stake in the agency. I usually suggest a Key Employee Program -- which protects your key employees with some profit-sharing yet prevents you from giving away ownership. (There's more detail about this in the Agency Playbook.) Whether you have been in the business for 5 years or 25 years, one of the best ways to find success is to be willing to adapt and make changes when necessary. Don't be afraid to try new things, but be true to yourself. If you do this, you're more likely to be satisfied with how everything turns out in the end. Looking for a Payroll and HR Solution for your Agency? Payroll and benefits are hard. Especially when you're a small business. Gusto is making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses. You no longer have to be a big company to get great technology, great benefits, and great service to take care of your team. For a limited time, Gusto is offering a deal to Smart Agency Master Class listeners. Check out Gusto.com/agency for 3-months FREE once you run your first payroll with them. Building Your Agency I have advice for challenges you will face building your agency including recognizing common agency mistakes, how to keep great agency employees in your team as well as fostering the connections made with clients. If it’s challenging growing your business, I have agency growth hacks, the best ways to improve management of your business as well as why building a remote team can be beneficial in the long run. Learn more about my experience, as well as tips, tricks, and insights by checking out my blogs that cover a wide variety of topics. You can learn more from my experience from my Ask Swenk series and my videos on my Youtube channel. Check out the advice and learn even more from other successful agency experts featured on Smart Agency podcast twice every week.
24 min
Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Eric Siu
This Company Does 60% Profit Sharing With Over $25M In Annual Recurring Revenue
A big part of contemporary online business is connected to email marketing and one of the most powerful and exciting names in the game right now is undoubtedly ConvertKit. The company's Co-Founder and CEO, Nathan Barry, returns to the Leveling Up podcast today to talk about their last year or so of business, their choice to embrace profit-sharing, and his thoughts on the evolving remote-work landscape! Although ConvertKit can basically be described as email marketing software for creators, they actually offer so much more than that, and Nathan comments on their growth and how they go about adding new features to their service. One of the defining characteristics of the company is their lack of outside funding, and we get to talk about this choice and how they have managed to be so successful while opting out of venture capital. Nathan shares his thoughts on the time it takes to build something meaningful, the meaning of company culture, building in public and so much more! A big takeaway for listeners is the idea of intentionality and holding both the long-term vision and short-term goals in mind at the same time. So for all this from a leader of a leading company, be sure to listen in! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: * [00:21] Before we jump into today’s interview, please rate, review, and subscribe to the Leveling Up Podcast! * [01:12] Nathan's perspective on what is hot right now for email conversion. * [03:38] The power of Twitter threads when used correctly. * [04:55] Growth at ConvertKit and the biggest steps they have made recently. * [06:14] Considering adding new features and how to do this smartly. * [07:52] Prioritizing certain features and how these decisions are made. * [10:12] Nathan's array of skills as a creator and the emphasis he puts on mindset. * [12:53] Thoughts on niching down and how this relates to expansion. * [14:52] The growth in the blogging and online influencer industry. * [15:58] Nathan's failed efforts at raising capital and how this ended up serving the company. * [18:13] The pros and cons of building in public — Nathan weighs in. * [20:13] The threat of competitors and bigger companies. * [22:45] Incentives and profit-sharing at ConvertKit — the evolution of Nathan's philosophy. * [26:18] Keeping a long-term vision in mind for short term strategies. * [28:55] Nathan's thoughts on recruiting talent in the current climate. * [33:32] Important parts of ConvertKit's remote culture and the emphasis they place on trust. * [34:58] Company retreats and the amazing practice of 'unsolicited feedback'. Resources From The Interview: * Nathan Barry * ConvertKit * Baremetrics * Pat Flynn * Tim Ferriss * Neil Patel * Gretchen Rubin * Leveling Up Episode 352 with Nathan Barry * Marketing School Podcast * Zen Habits * FreshBooks * Ahrefs * SEMrush * Hacker News * Oculus Leave Some Feedback: * What should I talk about next? Who should I interview? Please let me know on Twitter or in the comments below. * Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review here * Subscribe to Leveling Up on iTunes * Get the non-iTunes RSS Feed Connect with Eric Siu: * Growth Everywhere * Single Grain * Eric Siu on Twitter
39 min
Growth Experts with Dennis Brown
Growth Experts with Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown
3 Insider Secrets to Getting More Clients with Podcasts w/ Jeremy Slates
Jeremy Slate is a podcast and public relations master, as well as the CEO of Command Your Brand, a PR agency that books guests on podcasts to help them grow their brands and helps people in the podcast space utilize their content effectively. Jeremy is back on the show for the second time to divulge three insider secrets to getting more clients through podcasts. Tune in to learn how to maximize your ROI and get more clients with proven tactics (plus a few bonus PR hacks) he’s used with his own business and his own clients. During this interview, we discuss: 1:30 – Jeremy’s background + About Command Your Brand 4:36 – How to deliver an effective call to action with a dedicated landing page 9:14 – Utilizing email sequences 11:23 – Facebook Pixel code on your landing page 12:25 – How to leverage retargeted ads for your podcast 15:50 – Who do these strategies work for? 16:44 – Being effective with your appearances in the media 17:17 – How to connect with and work with Jeremy Plus, a whole lot more! Resources: Command Your Brand Create Your Own Life Podcast GetEmails Facebook Pixel The 7 Reasons You’re Not Getting Featured In Your Favorite Podcast ————————- If you enjoyed this episode, please RATE / REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE to ensure you never miss an episode. Connect with Dennis Brown AskDennisBrown.com LinkedIn Twitter Instagram [Free Giveaways]
19 min
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Andrew Warner
#2033 Answering a major question for first-time founders
I have to be honest, I was very skeptical as I went through the site today’s guest created. But I I was impressed with it I thought, “I should have come out with this idea!” It’s so simple, so brilliant, So elegant. My guest, Bobby Peddi, realized that one of the big questions that many people have when they’re starting a business is: how should Ieven structure my business? Do I even need an LLC? Do I need to incorporate? Should it just be a partnership? He answered those questions as simply as he could with HowtoStartanLLC.com. That led to Truic, The Really Useful Information Company. I want to find out how he did it. Nagabhushanam “Bobby” Peddi is Founder and CEO of Truic which offers free tools and guides to start a business, including How to Start an LLC. Sponsored by Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint
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SaaS Growth Stacking - with Dan Martell
SaaS Growth Stacking - with Dan Martell
Dan Martell
Finding Your North Star Metric (Examples from the Best SaaS Companies)
Exclusive Download: Precision Scorecard™ - Keep Your Leadership Team Focused & Accountable To Growth -https://bit.ly/3qnPRh5 -- What if there was a single number you could measure… one number that you focus all of your attention on... And it would make your business rain revenue like never before? Well thanks to Sean Ellis, founder of GrowthHackers, I believe I found one I call it the North Star Metric. See, after raising $1.6M in funding for my business Clarity.fm... I began drowning in an ocean of numbers. I lived in spreadsheets, followed every metric, and kept my finger on the pulse for every shifting digit across the entire company. We had a good SaaS product. Great tech and a great team. But I couldn’t find a way to crank up our profits! I phoned Sean Ellis, frustrated because I couldn’t find the right foothold for growth. “You’ve got to find your North Star Metric”, he told me. I had formulas crunching every damn metric you could think of in my spreadsheets… But a North Star Metric? This one was new. I called a meeting with my team, and we went straight back to the whiteboard, to decide what would become our North Star Metric. All of our teams - from support to development, to marketing, to sales - would prioritize their goals around it. One number. To today, I still thank Sean Ellis for opening my eyes to our North Star Metric… Because shortly after that, business TOOK OFF. Like… KA-BOOM. Now I’d like to pay it forward in today’s video. This, my friends, is how you find and calculate your own North Star Metric… and why it’s the one number that’ll save your business every time. A North Star Metric is not like other metrics you measure... It’s unique to YOUR business. To prove this point, in this video I’ll share with you the individual North Star Metrics for: - Airbnb - Facebook - Quora - Slate - Salesforce - Adobe It’s only 9 minutes. Play the video here, and let me know in the comments: What are you going to make your north star metric? -- Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, an investor in 40+ startups like Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce and the creator of SaaS Academy, helping over 500 B2B SaaS founders scale faster. He’s founded five SaaS companies and successfully exited three of them. If you want to scale faster without hitting the usual roadblocks, make sure to follow him on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter. Exclusive Download: Precision Scorecard™ - Keep Your Leadership Team Focused & Accountable To Growth -https://bit.ly/3qnPRh5
9 min
Ecommerce Empire Builders
Ecommerce Empire Builders
Ecommerce Empire Builders
New SOFTWARE Fixes iOS 14 Tracking Issues!! | Facebook Ads Dropshipping
👉🏼👉🏼 FREE 7 FIGURE ECOMMERCE MASTERCLASS: http://bit.ly/funnel-class-pd ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 👉 Sign up for CapiBox: https://capibox.com/ecommerce-empire-builders/ . Facebook ads for dropshipping have been forever changed by the introduction of pixel blockers that block the data being fed back to facebook ad campaigns. For most dropshippers this was the end of facebook ads but now this new software, Capibox, fixes this issue allowing you to run better ads than your competition and run ads more profitably! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 📥 FREE FUNNEL DOWNLOADS: Free+Shipping Funnel: http://bit.ly/Free-Six-Funnel Print On Demand Funnel: https://bit.ly/2zKmHTZ Membership Funnel: https://bit.ly/2MjG7Vu ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 🖥 EMPIRE BUILDER RESOURCES: ClickFunnels FREE 14-day Trial: http://bit.ly/2xTPfEe Shopify FREE 14-day Trial: http://bit.ly/2gHMJP2 Zipify One Click Upsell: http://bit.ly/2j95pYG Funnelish: http://bit.ly/2xp5LNr Empire Book Club: http://bit.ly/eeb-book-club ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 JOIN THE EMPIRE BUILDER CONVERSATION: Facebook Group ► http://bit.ly/FBGroupEEB Instagram ► http://bit.ly/InstagramEEB PodCast ► http://bit.ly/PodcastEEB Untapped Focus ► https://www.instagram.com/untappedfocus/ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 🦁 About the Empire Builders: My name is Peter Pru and I’m the creator of the Ecommerce Empire Builders. What first started as a side project and a way of sharing my eCommerce strategies with others quickly turned into an amazing movement that is impacting the lives of thousands. If you're ready to start building your ECOMMERCE EMPIRE and refuse to settle for the status quo. You're in the right place. Every day we talk about Shopify, ClickFunnels, Dropshipping, Sales Funnels, Subscription Boxes & Continuity Programs, & general Mindset and Business strategies for success! Now let's start building your EMPIRE!
12 min
The Science of Social Media
The Science of Social Media
Buffer
How to Build an Audience on Twitter (with Matthew Kobach)
Welcome to episode 200 of The Science of Social Media! Thanks to each and every one of you for tuning in to the show and joining us on this journey. Today we're focusing on how you can build an audience on Twitter.  Twitter has over 321 million monthly active users, and it’s the perfect platform to build an audience — either for your personal brand or on behalf of your company. But how do you actually get people to follow your account, and engage with the content you share? To dig into all-things Twitter growth, we're joined by Matthew Kobach. Since early 2019, Matthew has built an audience of over 85,000 followers on his personal Twitter account and in just a couple of months, he's helped grow Fast's Twitter following to over 20,000.  I hope you enjoy the episode! And if you do, we'd really appreciate a review and five stars on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you listen to the show). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Dave About the Show: Each week in Science of Social Media the Buffer team answer your questions and explore marketing strategies and tactics to help you grow your business through social media and build a brand your customers love. Join our 25,000+ weekly listeners. The Science of Social Media is proudly made by the Buffer team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. We'd love for you to check out the detailed show notes at www.buffer.com/podcast Check us out on Instagram - www.instagram.com/buffer Check us out on Facebook - www.facebook.com/bufferapp Check us out on Twitter - www.twitter.com/buffer
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