Episode 36: Inspiration

Inspiration. We often see it as a grand experience, like a lightening bolt that propels us forward into greatness. We look for it but believe it's a finite experience that is rare to find. We challenge those assumptions. We all have the ability to be inspired every day. Inspiration is all around us. You just have to be awake to it. This week we talk about the importance of inspiration, where and how to find it, and how to keep it flowing.

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Marc Hertz
Episode 35: Purpose

We live in a society today where 70% of people are unhappy in their jobs. There is a disconnect between ourselves, our passions, and our purpose; with many people in positions where they neither know nor can live their purpose. If you don't know what your purpose is or you're stuck trying to make it happen--don't judge yourself. This week, we explore the factors that keep us from living our purpose and trap us in cycles of shame about how we're looking for and experiencing that spark which gives our lives meaning.

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Marc Hertz
Episode 34: Business Plans

You must have a business plan! Businesses with documented business models and plans make twice as much revenue and are twice as likely to receive access to capital. Don't have a plan yet? Don't worry. We'll walk you through all the key things that need to be in it. (Just remember to do your business model first. If you haven't, listen to Episode 33: Business Models to get the basics of what should be in one.)

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Episode 33: Business Models

Let's face it. Many of us start our businesses without fully mapping out our business model. Our customers and clients are anyone who buys our products and services. We pick revenue streams, price in the dark, and then we're off. We struggle to make money or make the money we really desire. It is imperative for you to figure out the different types of business models out there and what configurations are the best fit for you in terms of time, money, and resources. In this special, super-sized episode, we give you a crash course in the basics of business models.

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Marc Hertz
Episode 32: Moon Shot

This week's podcast pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Nowadays it seems pretty simple, right? We built rockets. Astronauts went to space. They walked on moon and came back. But that giant leap for mankind  was never a sure thing. Nothing had been created: no space suits, no rockets, no computers that were up to the task. Everything had to be invented. And, that is how it is as business owners. We have big ideas, but start without knowing what we need, what needs to be created, and the multitude of steps it's going to take to get there. That’s how we innovate and make it happen. Join us as we geek out about the space race and how it created the world we live in.

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Episode 31: Blocks

The dreaded blocks. We all have them. We hide. We can't move forward. We feel really bad. We're in the pit. We're here to tell you it's time to break them up and kick 'em out the door. We'd write more but we're a little blocked. 

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Episode 30: Advocacy

Do you get hot mad around certain issues? Is there a new tax, fee, or regulation that is impacting your business? Do you wish you had a voice in developments in your community?

It's easy to feel powerless and frustrated and like nothing you do will make a difference. But it is possible to create change.

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Episode 29: Pandas and Unicorns

Every so often, we need to remember what it was like to be a kid, to go back to those days when we were wiser than we knew and just as naive as we remember. This week we're thrilled to have two special guests share their business insights. Whether it's finding your business spirit animal or starting your very first business, this week's episode shows that being in business is as much about staying young at heart as it is leads, finances, and other serious adult stuff.

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Episode 28: 1CB 2-Year Anniversary

Two years ago-ish – we don’t remember the actual date – we started One Complete Business. Join us this week as we take a brief stroll down memory lane and celebrate the ups and downs of what has been two incredible years. We’ve learned a lot and had a tremendous amount of fun, but we’ve also spent some time in the pit of despair. If you’ve ever wondered what inspired our Six Stages of Business episodes, this is it.

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Episode 27: Through the Wormhole

If a wormhole to another world appeared, would you step through it? What would you leave behind? What would make the risk too great? As business owners, we step through wormholes all the time. Sometimes we make giant leaps of faith. Other times, we're scared to think about what is on the other side. This week we go on a journey through space and time to ask, what do you really want?

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Marc Hertz