There are a lot of pieces that go into building a strong company. Name recognition, brand identity, consumer support, marketing plans, you name it, we need it! But there’s one thing no company survive without, and that is an amazing product.
Nathan Chan, founder of Foundr magazine and online resource for entrepreneurs, is talking with me on this episode about how to focus on building an assets-based company.
We’re getting into the building blocks of any successful company, how to begin simple and expand once you’re ready.
Nathan has so much experience with online and print media, he’s letting us in on how these two platforms can help to build a wide identity for your business. He’s digging into how to handle social media – what it can help you to build and when to be wary of it. Remember, you don’t own the platform, so it can only get you so far!
We’re also talking about the life of the passion-driven entrepreneur, asset building, and how to think like a start-up! Get ready to take some notes!
Being a passion driven entrepreneur is one thing, but incorporating that passion into everything that you do is another, even more challenging endeavor.
My guest this week is not only a highly successful Colorado entrepreneur, but he is also giving back to the state by investing energy in what he loves: outdoor sports. Ken Gart has run and started several successful sporting goods companies and other ventures, but most importantly he is currently the Bike Czar of Colorado.
Ken and I are talking about the current state of the outdoor sports markets. There are a lot of shake-ups underway, but don’t worry – it’s not all bad! We’re getting into what sets small business apart and how these differences can lead to success in ways that big companies can’t match.
We’re also getting into the Colorado bike initiative, what’s making Ken so motivated to throw his time and energy into this big project, and how he’s trying to get others to emotionally buy in.
Ken is so passionate about the field he’s working in, and he’s managed to turn all of this excitement into success, several times over. He’s an inspiration for all of us passion driven entrepreneurs, whatever field it’s in.
https://goo.gl/4FsSn2 : State of Colorado's announcement to invest $100 million in bicycle infrastructure link:
Running a business is a lot of work. Who am I kidding, I’m sure you all know this. I certainly feel like there’s a lot on my plate with just my two endeavors.
But my guest for this episode is a retired professional cyclist, an author, and currently has four entrepreneurial endeavors underway. George Hincapie is an athlete I’ve always admired and I’ve come to respect him even more so after reading his memoir, The Loyal Lieutenant: Leading Out Lance and Pushing Through the Pain on the Rocky Road to Paris.
George is sharing his experience of almost two decades in the cycling industry, and how this experience has benefitted him as an entrepreneur. We’re talking about developing character, the importance of a positive mindset, and having a team mentality to get things done.
He’s also discussing how crucial his support network has been, and how he’s chosen to be supportive in the small, competitive field of cycling.
George is a versatile and hard-working entrepreneur, working in several different industries. He’s got great advice on investors, character, and keeping your eye on the prize. No matter what industry you work in, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
Supporting and building teamwork and character in your business/team
Having a good mentality to win
Bringing strengths and traits from other experiences to your business
At some point in time, everyone has gotten stuck. Stuck in the mud, stuck in the snow, stuck in a situation we want out of. For us passion driven entrepreneurs, it’s often stuck on an idea we love that’s struggling to become a reality.
As those of you who follow me know, the past few months have been pretty rough on me. I’ve been stuck. But I did found a way to work through it, and I want to share my process with all of you. This episode is a special Intrepid Entrepreneur Solocast, but it’s also an audio training on how to get unstuck.
I’ve devised a five step process to help you open your mind to new approaches and re-evaluate your strategy. Being too comfortable can get in the way of making amazing changes! It’s about doing what you love, failing forward, and focusing on the process.
I’m also sharing some books, resources, and quotes that have helped me work through this un-sticking process, and start to rethink my game plan for Intrepid. You’ll want to take a look.
These are tested strategies specific to passion driven entrepreneurs. So what are you stuck on? Get ready to try something new!
As we head into the grand finale of this year’s racing season, there is so much momentum behind women’s cycling. You might have even seen some of the events during the Rio Olympics, I can say that I almost wore myself hoarse shouting at the screen!
I’m super excited have Michael Engleman of Mission Sports Group with me on this episode to be talking about the movement of women’s cycling and how he’s working to turn all of this momentum into growth and sponsorships.
Michael’s telling stories about individual cyclists and inspirational stories of teams that are being built, because stories sell.
He’s sharing how to get these stories out, and how to use narrative to approach sponsors and investors. Sometimes, you have to present them with an idea for their brand identity they hadn’t even thought of!
For anyone interested in trying to expand the reach and interest of their industry, or anyone like me who just loves women’s cycling, this episode is for you!
Total Women’s Cycling coverage of Team Africa Rising:
Jason Gay WSJ article on Mara Abbott