Entrepreneur Showdown with Dan Franks and Joe Cassandra

A Business, Careers and Technology podcast featuring Dan Franks
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We let you down last week.  Listen to what happened and how it pertains to the article we covered today on conquering self-sabotage from Ramit Sethi.  Sometimes the issue with our problems isn’t outside troubles, but actually the fight going on inside of you.  Dan and Joe dive deep into this issue …
You’re stuck looking for your business passion, aren’t you? You’re probably using it as an excuse to not get started as well, right? We’ve had that issue as well.  Never fear, we discuss an excellent piece from expert Stephanie Sammons on finding your business passion; however, Dan seems to have qu…
 When you think of personality tests or behavioral tests, you’ll probably think “rubbish” or “I don’t need those.”  Well, Dan and Joe recently took one with their accounting team and it was eye-opening.  You learn more about yourself than you ever would think…….. How would you like to be more produ…
How do you use your time? It’s something we struggle with on the Showdown so we got some help from Jane Willmott with tips on Making the best  and most use of your time. Dan and Joe even have some of their own tips you can use right now…… In Round 2, we discuss Jill Stanton’s recent video post on …
We have a special round 1 today! We discuss Dan’s recent project, Podcast Movement, which recently made over 5 figures in 48 hours! You’ll need to hear about this and how to validate your new idea and why it’s important with real life results, not some theory BS. For Round 2, we discuss Tom Morkes’…
Dan and Joe admit their troubles with email marketing in Round 1, but have great examples of those who KNOW how to do it right.  If you’re just starting out in your email marketing campaign, this Round 1 is for you! Having trouble coming up with an idea for a business? Sean Ogle can help with that …
 Is your mentality to learn important for your success?  Dan and Joe discuss some on the job training skills with a “learning-as-you-go” attitude.  Joe has a certain way he learns new processes, do you have the same style or the opposite? Find out in Round 1. Round 2 has us discussing a recent post…
 Tax Time! It’s the most wonderful time of the year isn’t it? Maybe not…..Still, you got to pay your dues to IRS and Dan, our CPA, has some tips on MAXIMIZING your deductions this season.  Our fellow-Texan friend Carrie Smith provided the inspiration for this with her article on enjoying your taxes…
Dan has a new idea….but does it need validation? We will dive into the questions you may need to ask yourself and your new idea as well as maybe some parameters that prove validation. We all use mobile apps everyday (even if you don’t know it….), how hard is it to start building one? Even more on y…
Joe and Dan are broadcasting LIVE from New Media Expo and are bringing some harsh truths and takeaways from their experience.  What should you be focusing on: Attending the sessions or meetups?  Joe had some blunt statements about some of the sessions that could be said to be over the line…..judge …
 In Round 1, we look at a post from our friend Laurel Staples over at Go Fire Yourself about building the RIGHT mindset to success.  We go the longest ever on a Round 1 as it is soooo important in your growth and success on your career path.  Learn how Dan went on a "fast" and made everyday much be…
 In Round 1, we discuss the 10 Commandments, that's right.  Not the Moses 10 Commandments but the 10 Commandments of Side Hustlers.  Dan believes one commandment is more important the one Joe highlights.  Dan goes into more detail on our Twitter strategy that has had MASSIVE results in a short time…
In Round 1, we discuss a recent blog post by Shannon J. Hernandez about Gaining Control of Your Branding Efforts.  Dan and Joe discuss their experience with blogging to supplement their podcast.  They disagree about the viability of what they've tried to do in the past, and brainstorm about what th…
It's our week to host the Holiday Mashup! We had a blast last week and now we had a few tricks up our sleeves! Jared Easely and Cynthia Sanchez join us again for a round of laughs and lessons. Round 1 has us tackling the Top Christmas questions out there.  Hear Joe and Cynthia disagree on one of th…
Round 1 brings on TWITTER! We look at an article by Marc Guberti on a specific strategy on Twitter to bring on more followers.  Joe and Dan aren't going to agree on this, Dan sees this tactic as spam and Joe is more free-spirited and shares his results testing it out.  If you enjoy Twitter, you mig…
PR can be mega expensive for your new venture, but you don't have to feel at a disadvantage.  For Round 1, Dan and Joe discuss how you can do YOUR OWN PR for your business.  Learn some of the strategies we've used to get press, and some of the tools you can use without having to even open your wall…
When Carl Mattiola, now of ClinicMetrics, first stepped foot in the entrepreneurial world to begin developing his new SAAS product, he was terrified! Carl helps wrap up our SAAS Entrepreneur Month here on Entrepreneur Showdown: Presents, and it is only fitting as he is one of The Foundation's most …
Joe and Dan dive into a Round 1 about Group Presentations. Having come off their own speaking gig at Podcamp Dallas.  Joe discusses mistakes he made and how you can avoid it.  There's also some tips Dan dives into in how to Wake UP your crowd! Discover how you SHOULD NOT start your presentation, it…
Today we continue SAAS Entrepreneur month here on Entrepreneur Showdown: Presents, as we welcome on Esther de Boer of Shootzilla. Esther has a background in photography, and has run many businesses of her own.  However a software based business is something that was never on Esther's radar until sh…
For Round 1 today, learn how to grow your blog to get your first 100 readers.  We're starting to build a blog readership to compliment our podcast and we found a killer article with tactical advice.  We found 1 interesting tactic that you can implement right away, check it out! In Round 2, Joe and …
Sam Ovens continues the month dedicated solely to Software Entrepreneurs (SAAS).  Sam shot to the top of the online world as one of the first success stories out of the Foundation, with founders Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish. He rose in notoriety with his interview with our friend Andrew Warner at Mi…
We kick off Round 1 by talking about 5 Small Workspace Change That Will Make You More Productive.  There are multiple things that you can do TODAY regardless of you work environment that will immediately improve your productivity.  Who doesn't want that?  Temperature, lighting, and paint.  Oh my! T…
Exciting times here at The Showdown, as we debut an all new month of Entrepreneur Showdown: Presents. October 2013 saw some exciting Entertainment Entrepreneurs, but November 2013 might be even better! November 2013 is SAAS Entrepreneur Month! We'll be interviewing four dynamic and cutting edge ent…
We discuss goal-setting in Round 1, we all have goals but what's the difference between goals and dreams? Joe and Dan dive into this topic and we go down and deep into it! Dan gives advice on reverse engineering your goal and how that may be the route you should go. For Round 2, we discuss Niche Ma…
In the final episode in Entertainment Entrepreneur Month, Joe turns the tables and interviews his other half: Dan Franks.  Joe asks Dan about his past as a professional wrestler, and the business side of a form of entertainment that many are not familiar with. Dan also has an interesting story abou…
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Podcast Details
Started
Jul 15th, 2013
Latest Episode
Mar 24th, 2014
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
58
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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