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Problem Solvers

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Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer features business owners and CEO’s who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side happy, wealthy, and growing. Feifer, Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief, pulls these stories out so other business can avoid the same crippling problems. 767392

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Small Biz Special: How A Small Gym Stays Strong

September 11th, 2023


How can a small gym compete against a world of big, well-funded chains? In this special episode celebrating Entrepreneur and Yelp's list of America's Favorite Mom & Pop Shops, we take an inside look at Ambitious …

Small Biz Special: How A Small Theater Gets Attention

August 28th, 2023


How can a small theater compete against a world of big, well-funded entertainment? In this special episode celebrating Entrepreneur and Yelp's list of America's Favorite Mom & Pop Shops, we take an inside look at …

Why Eco-Friendly Products Keep Failing

August 14th, 2023


People say they want eco-friendly products, but they rarely actually buy them. Why? Because their marketing is all wrong. Utah State University marketing professor Ed Stafford explains.

 Sponsor: Paper & Packaging …

The Greatest Meetings Policy Ever

July 31st, 2023


At The Lactation Network, anyone can opt out of any meeting. Why? Because CEO Sarah Kellogg Neff has a philosophy about meetings and company culture …

Why More Creative People Should Be In Leadership Roles

July 24th, 2023


Advertising legend David Droga, founder of Droga5 and now head of Accenture Song, explains why there should be more creatives in the C-suite — and …

How to Make Customers 28% Happier!

July 10th, 2023


Multiple studies prove it: Sustainable products make people happier, and inspire them to spend more money. We go through the research with Thomas …

How to Speak and Be Truly Understood

July 3rd, 2023


What you say is important, but how you say it matters even more. Tone coach Marshall Davis Jones, author of the new book "Tonal Influence", explains how to master the meaning behind your words.

Why LinkedIn Doesn't Want You Going "Viral"

June 27th, 2023


LinkedIn has made some big changes to its algorithm. So what kind of posts does the system now reward? LinkedIn editor in chief Dan Roth and director of product Alice Xiong walk us through it.

Find Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World

June 19th, 2023


How do you find meaningful work? Start by recognizing what is meaningful. Bruce Feiler, author of "The Search", breaks down the lies we tell …

Write Emails That People Actually Open

June 5th, 2023


Expert copywriter Laura Belgray explains what you're doing wrong in your emails (and especially your newsletters), and how a few simple changes can boost open rates and engagement. Laura's copywriting company is at …

When Someone Has More Power Than You

May 22nd, 2023


How do you navigate tricky power dynamics at work? Leadership consultant (and author of the new book "Quick Confidence") Selena Rezvani has the …

How to Catch and Hold Someone's Attention

May 8th, 2023


In this special 300th episode, Jason reveals some of the biggest lessons he's learned in communications — including a fascinating shift in podcasting, how to build a newsletter people really want to read, and more. If …

"I Feel Behind in My Career. Help!"

May 1st, 2023


This episode turns into a Sliding Doors special. Jason talks to a former colleague from 20 years ago, whose career didn't turn out the way he hoped …

Are You Too Curious For A Traditional Career?

April 17th, 2023


You don't want to be locked down. You'd rather have multiple sources of income. But how? Eloise Skinner, author of the new book "But Are You …

Very Real Talk About Launching A Startup

April 10th, 2023


This is how founders should always talk! Chris Mears has been in startups for 20 years, and talks honestly about the challenges of getting his new …

How to Win Big in a Recession

April 7th, 2023


Pat Flynn and Matt Garland of Smart Passive Income share what entrepreneurs need to do today to improve their business. This is a special bonus …

The 6-Step Plan to Growing A Small Business

March 13th, 2023


Donald Miller made 537 mistakes in growing his business, and he did six things right. In this episode, the author of the new book "How to Grow Your Small Business" explains all six.

Hey, Leaders: Would You Follow You?

February 27th, 2023


Leadership expert Logan Stout asks his clients that all the time. In this episode, he explains how leaders lose their way, and takes us into a …

How This Newsletter Writer Got 325,000 Subscribers

February 20th, 2023


Lenny Rachitsky built a thriving newsletter about product development. Here's how he did it, step by step, and how he's now making more money from the newsletter than he did as a product lead at Airbnb.

It's Time to Think Differently About Productivity

February 13th, 2023


To avoid burnout, we can't just think about task management. We need to also think about energy management... and how productivity doesn't just mean "getting lots of stuff done." In this conversation with …

Perfectionism Can Be Your Advantage

February 6th, 2023


Have you been told you're a perfectionist — and not in a good way? Psychotherapist Katherine Morgan Schafler says we have it all wrong, and explains …

What People of 1923 Thought About Work In 2023

January 30th, 2023


In 1923, a famous scientist predicted how work would change in 2023. Now, 100 years later, we can confirm: He was shockingly right… and yet totally …

How to Set Boundaries: A Live Intervention!

January 23rd, 2023


Are you setting the right boundaries at work? In this episode, we pick apart a very real relationship between an employee and employer, and see where boundaries end... and where assumptions begin. For more like it, …

Looking to Buy A Business? These Are the Top 500!

January 11th, 2023


Special announcement! Our annual Franchise 500 list is out, providing you with the best opportunities to buy a business. Which is right for you? Entrepreneur magazine Jason Feifer explains what goes into the list, and …

How This Podcaster Gets 10 Million Downloads A Month

January 9th, 2023


Jordan Harbinger (of the Jordan Harbinger Show) hosts a top podcast that makes big bucks. But how did he build it, and how can you build your own profitable show? On this episode, he explains.

This episode is …

How This Guy Saved Barbie From Cultural Extinction

December 12th, 2022


When Barbie sales were falling, the company asked Richard Dickson to help save the famous toy. He became its president and COO — and here, he explains the four-point playbook he drew up to turn Barbie sales around. …

Hack Your Bureaucracy!

December 5th, 2022


Bureaucracy doesn't have to grind you down, says Marina Nitze, who has fixed government bureaucracies and now has lessons for us all. She's the co-author of the new book, "Hack Your Bureaucracy."

How Smart Passive Income's Cofounders Thrive Together

November 21st, 2022


How do you build a great cofounder relationship? Pat Flynn and Matt Gartland have figured it out — and have built Smart Passive Income into a gigantic success. Here, they explain how.

The Climate Problem We All Have Wrong

October 3rd, 2022


Climate change is described as a “generational battle,” in which young people care and older people don’t. But this is a perfect example of how we …

What Happens When You Stop Checking Email Daily

September 26th, 2022


Yes, it's possible to detach yourself from email! And it might even help you get more work done. Kim Kaupe, founder of Bright Ideas Only, explains the grand email experiment she's undergone, and how it transformed her …

Chip Gaines: "Without Change, There's No Growth"

September 19th, 2022


Change didn't come easy to Chip Gaines, who went through an "identity crisis" as he transformed from an anonymous home builder to one of the most …

Treat Your Brain and Your Team Sustainably

September 12th, 2022


What does it mean to run a sustainable business? It's about building something that can last. In this episode we look at two unexpected "sustainable" approaches — what your brain needs after a hard day of work, and how …

How Values Can Shape Your Business Model

August 8th, 2022


What does it really take to make a brand eco-friendly? For Shine Pet Food, it meant sweating every CO2 molecule—and making hard, expensive decisions.

How to Get the Information You Need

July 18th, 2022


As business and local media shrinks, how can you find the information that helps you grow your business? Chris Roush, author of the book "The Future of Business Journalism", offers new ways to stay on top of everything.

Use the Right Words to Reach More People

July 11th, 2022


Lomi is a composter that rarely uses the word "compost". Why? Because its creators developed deep insight into how the right language can help them reach more customers, helping them reach beyond just the "eco-minded" …

Why Is This Company A Web3 Company?

June 27th, 2022


Confused about Web3? This is the episode for you! I always wonder why a company uses web3 technology, when it seems to be doing the same thing as a …

The Power of Conflict, with Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer

June 6th, 2022


The world is full of conflict, but Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer says most people approach it all wrong. They either see conflict as something to avoid, …

How to Balance Predictability With Surprise

May 9th, 2022


What's the secret to making something great? It's a combination of predictability and surprise — and a healthy Rule of Rules. To find out what all …

How Nintendo's Battle over Wii Sports Was Won

May 2nd, 2022


In 2006, a debate raged inside of Nintendo: Do they bundle their new Wii console with the game Wii Sports, or sell the game separately? Reggie Fils- …

A Star Trek Legend’s Advice on How to Be More Creative

April 18th, 2022


John de Lancie, best known as Q from Star Trek, gives fantastic advice on how to find inspiration. It's not something to seek; it's a habit to build. (John was recorded at ciLive! in Des Moines.)

Making Good Ideas Bigger, with Summit's Elliott Bisnow

April 11th, 2022


Sometimes an idea won't work until it's bigger. So how can you start thinking bigger yourself? A conversation with Summit cofounder Elliott Bisnow, coauthor of "Make No Small Plans".

Rethink Your Goals... and Your Calendar

March 28th, 2022


Are you prepared for new opportunities? Here, I offer a new way to approach your goals, and a plan for you to achieve "calendar zero."

Extract Yourself From the Weeds and Lead More Strategically

March 21st, 2022


If you lead a team or organisation, your daily demands may suck all your time — leaving no space for strategic thinking. How can you fix that? I talk to Richard Medcalf, founder of Xquadrant and an executive coach, …

What Makes You Stand Out? It May Not Be What You Think

March 14th, 2022


In this episode, a candid conversation with a 16-year-old entrepreneur and an important lesson for us all: To identify what makes us special, we …

His Marketing Post About Ukraine Went Very, Very Wrong

March 7th, 2022


Mac wanted to draw attention to his company's event, so he posted on LinkedIn... and made a joke about Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The internet erupted in anger. In this episode, a rare kind of conversation: Mac …

What Self Care Really Looks Like

February 21st, 2022


We hear a lot about self care, but what does it really look like and how can entrepreneurs put it into practice? Here, an inspiring conversation about taking care of yourself with Rosie Acosta, author of the new book …

How Jimmy Fallon Found His "Why"

February 14th, 2022


How The Tonight Show host built his career and an entertainment empire — by first identifying his most important mission. This is a reading of the January/February 2022 cover story in Entrepreneur magazine, plus a …

How Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Now?

February 7th, 2022


If you want to put AI to use in your business, you have to stop focusing on the whiz-bang cool stuff — and start focusing on the really boring, …

Become A Better Investor and Negotiator, with Nicole Lapin

January 31st, 2022


Best-selling author Nicole Lapin, author of the new book Miss Independent, shares tips for investing and negotiating your way to wealth.

The Hard Decisions To Protect Your Supply Chain

January 17th, 2022


As supply chain issues harm so many businesses, we look at how one startup proactively avoided problems: It is Bartesian, and it made hard decisions more than a year ago that are paying off now.

Find Your Strengths and Scale Them

January 3rd, 2022


How do you build a sustainable business? Figure out what you’re great at, and then how to build a great team around you. Jon Bier did it; he now …

Reasons to be Optimistic About Cybersecurity

December 6th, 2021


It feels like everyone's just one hack away from disaster, but cybersecurity expert Adam Levin (host of the podcast What the Hack) says things are …

I Stopped Saying This Word. It Changed Everything.

November 15th, 2021


Swapping out even a simple word in your vocabulary can shift your mindset and re-center your true priorities. This episode is all about how we can …

When Do Founders Stop Running Their Social Media?

November 8th, 2021


Natalie Ebel is the co-creator of Backdrop, an innovative paint company that was just acquired. But even as her company has grown and her job has gotten busier, she refuses to outsource her brand's social media. Why? …

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