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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Oct 28, 2019
I had the pleasure of talking with someone that I’ve been following for a while, Jenn Herman, from Jenn’s Trends. We discussed ways to get the most out of Instagram with tips, and more.
 
Jenn Herman has a unique perspective on business and success on social media, which earned her the prestige of being on the list of Top 10 Social Media Blogs three years in a row: 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is also the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram and Stop Guessing.

 

 
 
Right now, 65% of the world’s top brands use Instagram and Jenn says the number continues to grow. There are 200 million monthly active users on Instagram, 70% of which log in daily. This is a huge base of people for marketers to reach. No matter who your target audience is, some of them will use the platform. You’ll hear why you can reach people more clearly through Instagram than you can with any other platform.
 
As a marketer, you should aim to create original images for Instagram. There are many different ways to incorporate your products and services into an image to make it look more native and get better engagement.
 

 

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A Brief History of Instagram's First Day (TIME article)
Oct 22, 2019

Courtney Reum and his brother Carter are former Goldman Sachs investment bankers, entrepreneurs, operators, and investors. Courtney and Carter started their careers working on deals ranging from Under Armour to Vitamin Water and have since left to pursue careers as both Entrepreneurs and new age VCsp.

After co-founding and eventually successfully selling VEEV Spirits, Courtney and Carter started M13, a 21st century investing platform that seeks to affect outcomes for founders, partners, and investors by institutionalizing the process of scaling consumer-centric brands. Courtney and Carter currently live in Los Angeles, where they run day-to-day operations at M13.

shortcut startup success

Courtney discusses his and Carter's book “Shortcut Your Startup” (an Amazon #1 best-seller) and ways to turn traditional advice on its head for better startup success. Listen for these action items you can use to take advantage of and help shape your business today!

Courtney and I discuss;

  • The influence of their father
  • Learning valuable lessons on Wall Street
  • The show Hatched
  • Criteria in looking for investment opportunities
  • Why this (another) business book...'Shortcut Your Startup'
  • Speedboat vs. Sailboat

and much more!

Also... check out the Marketplace Post Game: The Startup Learning Curve in which we dive a bit deeper into the discussion between Priest and Courtney about how your first startup idea not working shouldn't discourage you.

Other Links:

Book 'Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advice from the Trenches'

INC Articles: https://www.inc.com/author/carter-and-courtney-reum

Oct 14, 2019

Josh Zloof, Co-Founder & CEO of Sudden Coffee is passionate about more than just serving up a great cup of coffee. After launching several businesses that ended in some success and even more failures, Josh knew he needed to find his “why.” This led to him founding Sudden Coffee on the idea of “making one billion people happy.” 

Today, Sudden Coffee has served over 200,000 cups of their single origin, speciality grade, instant coffee (delivered right to your door). With over $4.2M raised from Sudden Coffee have been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and GQ. 

Josh and I Discuss:

  • Ideas on penetrating the crowded coffee/beverage space
  • How Sudden Coffee is sourced
  • Process of making instant coffee
  • Funding
  • Focus around marketing
  • Distribution
  • Working with coaches and mentors
  • and much more!

Use Code: marketplace for 10% off your order @ https://www.suddencoffee.com/

Oct 7, 2019

Ahead of his annual Digital Nomad Summit, I had a chance to chat with Johnny FD. A digital nomad who In 2008 quit his corporate gig in California to move to Thailand and follow his passions and work as a Scuba Diver around the world. It was in Thailand that he spent a few years training professionally as a Muay Thai Fighter and fighting professionally. 

In 2013 he started my first online business through publishing a book on Amazon Kindle, then replaced his 9-5 income by starting a dropshipping store which he later sold and start investing in other passive income vehicles. Johnny also started a blog to document and share his journey as a location independent entrepreneur or what he now labels as a digital nomad with my friends and family.

Johnny and I discuss;

  • What is a Digital Nomad
  • How he finances his travels
  • Staying connected with friends and family
  • Steps to becoming location independent
  • His growth spiritually, mentally, financially
  • and much more!

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Coinbase  a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency

Other Resources:

Digital Nomad Summit US http://www.nomadsummit.com/
Johnny's Podcast http://www.travellikeabosspodcast.com/
Johnny's Course http://www.johnnymethod.com/
My Fight Camp Blog http://www.myfightcamp.co
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