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Two Businesses, Three Podcasts, Two Bands–Super Dave Hamilton

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Release Date: 01/15/2019

Linking In With Louise Brogan (Ep 35) show art Linking In With Louise Brogan (Ep 35)

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Louise Brogan of SocialBee is on a mission to teach others how to build businesses with LinkedIn. We met at Youpreneur Summit 2017 in London, but recently reconnected at Podcast Movement Virtual 2020, where she was a speaker. In this conversation, Louise and I talk about some of the finer points of building a LinkedIn network, new features in the LinkedIn app and website, how she’s using LinkedIn in her own business, and much more.

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WordPress Security Begins With Understanding Common Vulnerabilities – Beto Rubio (Ep 34) show art WordPress Security Begins With Understanding Common Vulnerabilities – Beto Rubio (Ep 34)

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Website security is obviously relevant to the world of small biz and creative entrepreneurship. In this episode I'm joined with Beto Rubio, Founder of Servidores Rapidos, a Panama based web hosting company. In this conversation we discuss commonly overlooked practices, the top 5 WordPress security issues, common hacking attempts that use stolen passwords, hosting considerations and much more.

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Catering During a Crisis—Kristina Zhao (Ep 33) show art Catering During a Crisis—Kristina Zhao (Ep 33)

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Today on the podcast we're joined by restauranteur, Kristina Zhao. Kristina runs their family business Sichuan House, which prior to the pandemic made 80% of their sales through dine-in services. It's not as easy to switch to delivery as you might think, particularly when third parties take such a large cut.

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A People-Centric Approach To Business—Chuck Surack (Ep 32) show art A People-Centric Approach To Business—Chuck Surack (Ep 32)

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Chuck Surack is the founder of online music retailer Sweetwater, a thriving business that employs over 1800 people and is privately owned by Chuck and his wife. The business began in 1984 with a now legendary story of his discovering and reverse engineering the Kurzweil keyboard. While many businesses are currently struggling, Sweetwater is thriving. We talk about the importance of putting people first, constant professional development, and the little touches that help a business stand out.

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The Adaptability of Startup Culture—Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle (Ep 31) show art The Adaptability of Startup Culture—Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle (Ep 31)

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Stacey Bedford is the CEO of Bandzoogle, an all-in-one professional website platform for musicians and bands. Ten years ago when Stacey started with Bandzoogle she was in tech support. She shares with me her journey to becoming CEO all while putting people first.

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Make Networking Feel Less Dirty—David Burkus (Ep 30) show art Make Networking Feel Less Dirty—David Burkus (Ep 30)

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David Burkus is on a mission to make the experience of work suck a little less. One of the world’s leading business thinkers, a bestselling author and authors, David joins me to discuss: dormant vs weak ties (06:16), the stop-watch of awkwardness (10:33), how to frame conversations with an ask (13:30), what he’d do differently with his next book (19:35), lasting content versus short-term content (28:25) and how you can create revolutionary crusades (41:25).

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Legacy Through Employee Ownership—Linda Johnston (Ep 29) show art Legacy Through Employee Ownership—Linda Johnston (Ep 29)

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Linda Johnston came to the Isle of Arran, Scotland on a contract as a physical education teacher. The island had no swimming pool, and so, to build and pay for a pool, she and her husband did the next logical thing - buy a country house hotel. Thirty years later it is a large-scale resort.

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Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer (Part 2)—Mike Volkin (Ep 28) show art Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer (Part 2)—Mike Volkin (Ep 28)

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In this second and final part of my conversation with Mike Volkin, owner and lead instructor at Freelancer Masterclass, we discuss neuroplasticity and how getting the most out of your brain can help you break through your personal and professional barriers.

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Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer—Mike Volkin (Ep 27) show art Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer—Mike Volkin (Ep 27)

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In this episode I speak with Mike Volkin and we discuss how in order to learn one thing you often have to learn something else entirely. Like how tennis can make you a better entrepreneur, or why escaping a wildfire can lead you to creating a personal mission.

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Public Speaking For Career Advancement—Doris Pickering (Ep 26) show art Public Speaking For Career Advancement—Doris Pickering (Ep 26)

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Doris Pickering is a presentation and speaking coach. Following a strong background as a manager with HP, Doris set out on her own to support executives, professionals and small business owners in delivering powerful messages.

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