How Jon Loomer Built a Thriving (and Highly Profitable) Online Community of Advanced Facebook Marketers

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Jon is a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker and strategist. He became an early user of Facebook for business purposes while working for the National Basketball Association in 2007. Jon launched Jon Loomer Digital in late 2011, and in little more than a year established both JonLoomer.com and his Facebook Page as go-to resources for Facebook marketing research, guides, and tutorials.

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Life After Selling

In this fascinating interview, Jon Loomer and I talk about how two layoffs in a row led him to create a blog…and then how, over time, Jon was able to turn that blog into the hub of what has become a hugely popular (and highly profitable) community of advanced Facebook marketers. We also talked about Jon’s recommended strategy for using Facebook to grow a highly engaged audience, even when starting from zero.

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The 3 Most Effective Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Company

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John is the author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011, and has been translated into four languages.

John’s new book, The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry was released by Random House in February 2015.

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Life After Selling

In this interview, John and I talk about how to maximize the value of your company prior to selling it. We discuss are the top 8 value drivers you should focus on, and go into more detail on the top 3 of those drivers.

If you are thinking of selling your company in the next year, you don’t want to miss this episode.

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How Brian Casel Productized a Service Business and Attracted 22 Customers in 8 Months

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Brian Casel currently runs Audience Ops, a done-for-you content marketing company for B2B software companies. Before that, he built and sold Restaurant Engine, a SaaS for the restaurant industry. He also teaches the Productize course, which teaches consultants how to build a productized service business (which Brian has done twice now). And every Thursday, Brian co-hosts the Bootstrapped Web podcast.

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Life After Selling

In this episode, Brian and I talk about how he built and sold his first company, and then how he leveraged that expertise to launch his next business. During our discussion, Brian shares with me some key lessons he learned from company #1 and how using these lessons in company #2 has helped him to achieve a lot more, in much less time.

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How Nellie Akalp Built and Sold Her Company to Intuit

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Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business advocate, and mother of four who is married to her husband and business partner. She started her first business with $100 in 1997 and sold it to Intuit in 2009 for a large sum of cash. Today she and her husband run CorpNet.com where they help entrepreneurs across all 50 United States incorporate, form an LLC, file a DBA, and more.

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Life After Selling

In this interview, Nellie and I talk about the sale of her company to Intuit and what life was like after the sale. We also discuss how she decided to make a key branding change with her next company so that they could reduce their cost of customer acquisition.

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How Kevin Thompson Generated $16M in Revenue by Helping Entrepreneurs to Become Master Connectors

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While Kevin is well known as a Master Connector, his unique gift is empowering his clients by showing them how to step back from their current view of their business long enough to see their bigger game, play it with more simplicity, and do it far more profitably.

Even entrepreneurs who see themselves as great connectors, generally only create relationships that SEEM logical on the surface.

Kevin definitely helps his clients open more of the doors they already know would be valuable… but the magic… and the exponential growth… comes when he shows them how to open the un-obvious and most profitable doors they can’t currently see.

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Life After Selling

In this episode, Kevin and I talked about how he’s transformed himself from an entrepreneur running a small carpet cleaning company, into an entrepreneur who’s sold over $16 million worth of information products that teach other business owners how to create more profitable business relationships by opening the doors they don’t currently even know exist.

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Kevin Waldron on How to Create a Lucrative Coaching Business

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Kevin Waldron is the founder of Waldron Leadership, a business coaching and consulting company.

An experienced entrepreneur, Kevin started and grew a $24M a year disaster restoration company with over 200 employees before selling his business to a national franchise.

Kevin now helps other entrepreneurs create breakthrough results in their business performance.

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Life After Selling

In this episode, Kevin and I talked about how he sold his $24M disaster restoration company, what life was like after selling, what was missing, and how he has since developed a very enjoyable (and lucrative) business coaching other entrepreneurs on how to take their company to the next level.

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Alex Berman on Cold Email Strategies and Tools Needed for Effective B2B Lead Generation

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Alex Berman is the Chief Marketing Sumo for InspireBeats and is responsible for generating over $12 million dollars in B2B leads this year. He and the team at InspireBeats have sent over 1 million cold emails to funded startups and software as a service companies in the last two years.

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Life After Selling

In this episode, Alex and I talked extensively about how to succeed using cold email outreach for B2B lead generation. We also covered some of his favorite tools.

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How a Merger Created $2.5 Million in Equity

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In 2001, fresh out of college, Marcus Sheridan stumbled across his first business with two friends and began installing swimming pools out of the back of a beat-up pickup truck. 9 years later, with the help of incredible innovations through inbound and content marketing, Sheridan’s company overcame the collapse of the housing market and became one of the largest pool installers in the US. They currently have the most visited swimming pool web site in the world—www.RiverPoolsandSpas.com.

With such success, in late 2009 Sheridan started his sales, marketing, and personal development blog—The Sales Lion, and has since grown The Sales Lion brand to be synonymous with inbound and content marketing excellence. Marcus has been featured in multiple industry publications, including the New York Times, where he was referred to as a “web marketing guru.”

Today, when Sheridan isn’t giving riveting and passion-filled keynotes around the globe or consulting with businesses and brands, he generally finds himself on an adventure with his wife and 4 children.

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Life After Selling

In this episode, Marcus and I talk about how he merged River Pools with a much larger pool manufacturer and how, during the merger, he was able to get his digital assets valued just as high as their real estate, plant, and equipment. We also talk about why he started the Sales Lion and how doing so has helped him become even more successful.

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How Shannon Hansen Built His Online Lead Generation Empire

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Shannon Hansen started his first business, a commercial sign company, at 21, and 12 years later, with a new baby at home, he decided he had to find a way to work from home and spend more time with his family.

In the 6 years that followed he and his family endured $250,000 of debt, one foreclosure, and numerous failures. At the age of 37 he found his life, marriage, and family on the brink of collapse. In late 2011, with the clock ticking and a bank account overdrawn by $5,000, Shannon found exactly what he needed. During a chance meeting with his now long time business partner, Shannon broke through and catapulted to success in a mere 60 days… 8 months later he had co-built his first 7 figure marketing campaign. Shannon has now co-owned/built multiple 8 figure marketing campaigns which have been running 24/7 ever since.

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Life After Selling

In this episode Shannon and I talk in detail about his transition from brick and mortar entrepreneur to online business owner. As you’ll hear in the interview, he was no overnight success. Instead, it took Shannon six years to figure out how to put the pieces together. Today, Shannon’s business is wildly successful and he’s earning more than ever before. Listen to the interview to hear how you can replicate Shannon’s business – without enduring 6 years of struggle along the way.

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How to Find and Validate Your Next Idea

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Ian Ippolito is a serial tech entrepreneur. He created one of the first open-source sites (Planet Source Code) and the first online freelance marketplace with escrowing and arbitration (Rent a Coder, which was later renamed to vWorker).

Inc. magazine named vWorker to the Inc. 5000 list (of fastest-growing private companies in the US) four years in a row. Entrepreneur magazine named his company “one of the hundred most brilliant companies”. And he’s been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, CBS news, Fox news, and many more.

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Life After Selling

In this interview, Ian and I talked about life after selling vWorker.com. After the sale, there were a number of surprises that came Ian’s way and he shared what he learned from these. We also dove into how he came up with his next idea, how he tested it, and how he created the products.

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