Launching the SwitchPod Handheld Tripod to $400k+ on Kickstarter

Caleb Wojcik saw a need for a sturdy switchable handheld tripod at a video conference back in 2017. He hadn’t built a physical product before, but that didn’t stop him or business partner Pat Flynn from launching the super successful SwitchPod six months ago. Find out how they built and launched the SwitchPod as Caleb explains everything in this episode. For those of you who might be newer listeners to the show, Caleb was one of the “Three C’s,” the original three hosts of The Fizzle Show (Corbett, Chase and Caleb), back when the show launched in 2014. Since then he’s built several businesses and a name for himself in the world of online video. Welcome back to the show Caleb! Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify This episode is sponsored by […]

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Locked Down with an Uncertain Future: How Entrepreneurs Are Surviving (FS369)

Worried about facing an uncertain financial future because of the lockdown? You’re not alone. Justin Jackson from Transistor stops by the show to talk about how entrepreneurs are surviving the COVID-19 lockdown, and what we can all be doing to make it through. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Links mentioned in this episode: Justin Jackson Trends Justin sees (platforms and niches that are doing well) Exploding Topics Axios Media Trends Ear Seeds Refactoring UI TailwindUI Substack email newsletters Ugmonk email Janet Jacobs (artist) The post Locked Down with an Uncertain Future: How Entrepreneurs Are Surviving (FS369) appeared first on Fizzle. Read_More Related posts: 4 Things Employees Want From Leaders During Uncertain Times Podcasting to $16 Million in Revenue (FS364) Working Hard but Not Making Any Progress? (FS358) How Thomas Frank grew […]

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Chris Ducker – The Most Important Things to Build a Personal Brand (FS368)

Today we have one of my favorite people on the show today. I’ve known Chris Ducker since way back when both of us were getting started as bloggers. At the time, Chris was chronicling his effort to combat burnout as a “brick and morter” CEO by becoming a Virtual CEO. Chris has run call centers and virtual staffing agencies involving hundreds of employees. Over the years since, Chris has become known as the go-to expert on personal branding through his website at chrisducker.com, as well as through his YouPreneur podcast, community and conference. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Read_More Related posts: Chris Guillebeau – Side Hustles, Best Sellers and World Domination (FS366) SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand Your Personal Brand […]

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Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform (FS365)

“Grant Baldwin reveals many invisible but real struggles that are in the background of the public speaker on the stage: the travel, the preparation, the nerves, the hope that we will connect with people, and how to make all this effort pay the bills. For many, this will be a game-changer.” -Michael Hyatt Out guest today is one of my favorite speakers, Grant Baldwin. Grant is one of my go-to resources anytime I need to give a talk or learn to be a better speaker or onstage personality. Grant just published his new book with help from Jeff Goins The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. In today’s episode, Grant shares: some of the biggest mistakes that new speakers make when getting started how can speakers know if they have a topic that organizations actually hire for tips and tactics that people can […]

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Podcasting to $16 Million in Revenue (FS364)

John Lee Dumas is host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a Best of iTunes podcast where John has interviewed over 2,000 entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. The business behind Entrepreneurs on Fire has been a huge success as well, grossing over $16M in revenue since he launched the podcast back in 2012. In today’s episode we cover what has changed about podcasting, why mentorship is SO important in entrepreneurship, and how to find your next big idea. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Read_More Related posts: Profit vs. Revenue, Staying Relevant and Knowing What’s Working (FS353) Why Podcasting Isn’t as Easy as It Looks – SPI TV Ep. 51 SPI 273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a […]

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Omar Zenhom of $100MBA and Webinar Ninja (FS363)

Our guest today is Omar Zenhom. Omar is the co-founder and CEO of WebinarNinja. Founded in 2014, over a million people have attended a webinar on WebinarNinja and it was named as one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in 2018. Omar is also is the host of the $100 MBA Show podcast. With over 90 million downloads and over 1,300 episodes, The $100 MBA Show is ranked as a top business podcast in over 30 countries. In today’s episode, we cover how Omar grew the $100MBA podcast to 90 million downloads and how he built Webinar Ninja. We also talk about how HARD business can be as you grow. Omar believes it gets harder not easier as you progress in business. It’s the easiest it will ever be when you get started (comforting and not comforting at the same time) And because it gets harder, at some point it […]

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Live Podcast From The CBD Saturday Farmers Market

Listen in as vendors and industry experts share their wisdom on the business of CBD. January 17, 2020 1 min read Didn’t have a chance to make it to the first-ever Saturday CBD market? We got you covered. Green Entrepreneur Editor In Chief Jonathan Small sat down with a number of participants to find out more about their company’s origin stories, the challenges they face, and where they see this whole CBD craze going in the future.  Guests include: Ryan Beers, Nonnies Nectars Savannah, Whispr Catherine Bander, Halsa Botanicals Jon Bradford, CBDee Arianna Zadourian, Pure CBD Boutique Mike Hannegan, 19Forty Harrison Baum, Daily High Club Chef Matt Stockard, Chef Matt Read_More Related posts: Behind the Scenes At The CBD Saturday Farmers Market Can The Black Market Be Stopped? Black Market Weed Is Still Popular In Some States, But It’s Also Very Dangerous Cannabis Is Taking Away From Beer Market Share Following […]

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This Father-Son Team Built a Multimillion Dollar Cannabis Business With The Money They Made Selling A Used Dirt Bike

On this week’s Green Entrepreneur podcast, hear the incredible story of George and Cody Sadler co-founders of Platinum Vapes January 10, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The remarkable story of the Sadler family. Cody and George Sadler sit down with Green Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jonathan Small to talk about how they built their family weed business, Platinum Vapes, off of the money they made selling a dirt bike. The Southern Cali based father-son team survived police raids, jail time, and hardships but they’ve still managed to come out on top. Read_More Related posts: This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself What This Leader of a Multimillion-Dollar Company Does Each Day to Keep Her Focus This Extreme Extrovert Started a Multimillion-Dollar Wellness Snack Company After Her Stint in the Peace Corps […]

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Bryan Harris – You Don’t Need Courses, You Need Results (FS360)

Our guest on The Fizzle Show today is Bryan Harris. Bryan is the founder of GrowthTools, where they create tools and training to help people grow businesses. Bryan made a very interesting switch in his business recently, eliminating his online courses to only focus on live training. Because of this change and some other innovative ideas, Bryan and his team have managed to drive completion rates to unheard of levels of 90%+. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is like a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. This episode is also brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, […]

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The Habits that Led to 500k Email Subs and 1 Million Books Sold (FS359)

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.” – James Clear James Clear is the New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, which has sold over one million copies. James also writes weekly about habits, decisions, human performance and more over at jamesclear.com, where over half a million people subscribe to his weekly email newsletter. In this interview James shares the habits that he used to build his business and write a bestselling book over the past several years. This conversation is essential for anyone who wants to improve habits or grow an audience online. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Read_More Related […]

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In A Crowded CBD Beverage Space, Recess Markets The Feeling Not The Ingredient

Ben Witte, founder and CEO of Recess, joins the Green Entreprenuer Podcast to talk about his unique take on the beverage industry. December 21, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Guest Ben Witte is the founder and CEO of Recess, which makes hemp-infused sparkling water beverages. Recess markets itself more on the feeling the drink enables than the actual ingredient of CBD itself—much the way Starbucks markets the drinks, not the caffeine. In a CBD-obsessed world, this is an interesting business decision. We get to the bottom of it. Read_More Related posts: Investment Opportunities Grow As Cannabis Expands Into New Consumer Markets How a Four Loko Co-Founder Became the Leader of a Plant-Based Protein Beverage Brand How Food and Beverage Brands Can Stand Out to Retail Buyers Eating a Pig Head at The Recess Room Office Space Location: 7 Key Tips for Finding the […]

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Working Hard but Not Making Any Progress? (FS358)

Sometimes we work incredibly hard, but don’t see much progress toward our goals. When this happens, what should we do? How do we know if what we’re working on will eventually lead somewhere, or if we should change course? In this special “office hours” Q&A episode, we cover this and much more! Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is like a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. This episode is also brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll and benefits to small businesses across the country. Get three months free when you run your first payroll. […]

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He Spent A Decade In Jail For Growing Weed On His Family Farm. It Could Have Been Anyone.

Johnny Casali of Huckleberry Farms joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast to talk about transitioning from the underground market to the legal market. December 7, 2019 1 min read In 1992 Johnny Casali, a second-generation cannabis farmer in Humboldt County, was arrested by the Feds for growing marijuana and served a sentence of 10 years in jail. Now he is the owner of Huckleberry Hill Farms, a successful fruit and cannabis farm that provides award-winning flower to Flow Kana and Willie’s Reserve. This is the tragic but ultimately heartwarming story of how he transitioned from the “traditional” cannabis market to the legal market. Read_More Related posts: CEO of Culinary School Who ‘Disappeared’ Appears to Have Spent a Week in Jail Food Network’s Molly Yeh Shares How She Built Her Blog Into a Growing Farm-to-Table Empire This Week in Weed: New York Goes Green! 3 Ways to Work in Weed Without Ever […]

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How Thomas Frank grew his YouTube channel to 1.6 million subscribers and 91 million views (FS356)

When Thomas Frank started blogging from his dorm room, he had no idea he would become one of YouTube’s biggest creators. In this conversation, Thomas shares how he got started, how he produces his channel, and what he’s done to grow his YouTube channel of productivity tips to 1.6 million subscribers and 91 million views. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Spotify This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll and benefits to small businesses across the country. Get three months free when you run your first payroll. https://gusto.com/fizzle Read_More Related posts: Profit vs. Revenue, Staying Relevant and Knowing What’s Working (FS353) The Best Advice This YouTube Expert Gives Creators to Get to 1 Million Views This Man Started His Own Content Company and Got 20 Million YouTube […]

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A Company That Curates Cannabis For Women

Kate Miller of Miss Grass joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast tomission to take the guesswork out of weed. November 22, 2019 1 min read Kate Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Miss Grass, an e-commerce shop and magazine with a mission of taking the guesswork out of weed for women. Kate was inspired to start Miss Grass by her stint working at a dispensary in college. But her life after school took her in another direction where she embarked on a decade-long career in Hollywood. So why did Kate leave her high-powered job in entertainment to jump into the Green Rush, and what has she learned along the way? Read_More Related posts: The Cannabis Industry Is Losing Women Leaders New Report Suggests Women Are Thriving In Cannabis. Are They? Canna-Tourism Company Curates Trips for Influencers One Company’s Quest to be the 23andMe of Cannabis Cannabis DNA Fraud Is A Huge […]

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Inside the Invention of the Dose Dial

On the Green Entrepreneur Podcast, dosist CEO Gunner Winston shares the process behind their new product. November 15, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Dosist CEO Gunner Winston joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast with Jonathan Small to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of their new product the dose dial. After releasing their innovative dose pen in 2016, the company won plenty of accolades. Three years later they’re hoping to follow-up that success with the first dose-controlled delivery device in the edible category. Read_More Related posts: SPI 212: Inside a Coaching Call with Pat—Redesigning USA Weightlifting TSA Discovers Snake Inside External Hard Drive Everything Behind the Launch of My New Invention—the SwitchPod A Dose of Radical Common Sense 11 Ways to Stop Companies From Ripping Off Your Invention 5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas Into a Product Inside a Coaching Call with […]

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3 Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneurial Success

Gino Wickman, founder of EOS Worldwide, breaks down his system for success on the new episode of ‘Capability Amplifier.’ November 13, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Do you know what the top three steps are to surviving and thriving as a successful entrepreneur while remaining emotionally, psychologically strong and keeping your soul intact? In the latest episode of Capability Amplifier, I interviewed one of the “kings of systems”, Gino Wickman, bestselling author of Traction and creator of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS helps entrepreneurs grow and run a better business. In fact, they’ve grown to over 300 EOS implementers all over the world that are helping tens of thousands of companies. An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs live their ideal lives and maximize their freedom and impact on the world. At 25 he took over a […]

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This Veteran Turned Entrepreneur Used Cannabis To Treat His PTSD. Now He’s Giving Back To Other Vets.

James Kim is an army vet and co-founder of Stiiizy a cannabis company and hip weed shop in downtown LA. November 11, 2019 2 min read In honor of Veteran’s Day, army veteran and cannabis entrepreneur James Kim joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast. James is co-founder and managing director of Stiiizy, a California-based cannabis lifestyle brand. Prior to joining the Green Rush, James served a 13-month tour in Iraq as a member of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division when he was only 18 years old. His positive experience using cannabis to treat his PTSD created a passion to build Stiiizy.  Now James wants to pledge 20 percent of each camo battery sale beginning November 1 to Battle Brothers Foundation in support of their veterans disability claim programming. The nonprofit organization provides much-needed guidance to veterans transitioning back to civilian life, focusing on personal development, physical and mental well-being and economic stability to […]

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Do we have to love our work? (FS352)

“Work seems to have taken on an almost religious-like meaning, where the ethos of happily grinding it out most hours of most days is thought of as “good” and “just”. As a result, we feel guilt and shame if we aren’t working, or aren’t working enough.” – Paul Jarvis Paul Jarvis joins us on the show today, along with Sarah Peck and Melissa Smith. Do we have to love our work? We start by talking about the pressure of today’s “passionate work” mantra. We also discuss how to ask for and get what you want, and how to be more productive using a virtual assistant. Sarah Peck is founder of Startup Pregnant, which aims to radically rethink what parenting and working can and should look like. Melissa Smith is Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants. She’s also the author of “Hire The Right Virtual Assistant: How the Right […]

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Cannabis DNA Fraud Is A Huge Problem. This Company Wants To Solve It.

On this week’s podcast, LeafWorks cofounders discuss how they’re helping buyers and growers seperate the good weed from the bad. November 2, 2019 1 min read How do you know what’s in the cannabis you’re planting? The label may say one thing, but the reality can be quite different. That’s where LeafWorks comes in—a botanical identification company that tests DNA samples of plants so that buyers, sellers, and growers know what they’re getting. Leafworks’ CEO Eleanor Kuntz and CSO Kerin Law join the podcast to talk in laywoman’s terms about male vs. female marijuana, the fraud in the industry, and why understanding what’s in your weed matters. Read_More Related posts: The ‘Cannabis Courtesan’ Fights for Legal Cannabis in Legal Brothels Most U.S. Cannabis Cultivators Choose to Compete on Quality Rather Than Cost (Chart) Pepsico Says It Will Reduce Its Plastic Use, Including Putting Aquafina in Cans Holy Smokes! Tel-Aviv’s Cannabis […]

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