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Learn the “Most Undervalued” Business Skill

In the previous episode about colliding ideas with reality we talked about how to tell business ideas that are likely to succeed from those that aren't. An important part of this process is to turn vague ideas into specific numbers.

Instead of thinking "I'll need a lot of traffic" we want to think "I'll need X visitors and a Y% conversion rate". But how do you come up with these numbers for a business that doesn't exist yet?

In this episode, we'll teach you how to use approximation to figure out as quickly as possible what ideas are worth pursuing and be able to implement it rapidly, without spending a lot of time trying to be precise, or being careless and making bad business decisions. 

Listen in, we're about to save you a lot of time!

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Colliding Your Ideas With Reality

Let's go for a hike! At the end of the hike, we'll get to the top of a beautiful mountain with breathtaking views of the crystal clear lake below and the pine forest that surrounds it.

Sound good? 

Well, we also want you to take your most durable boots, food for 3 days, a first aid kit and a rifle that can stop an angry bear. Then you might make it.

You see, coming up with a fantastic business idea is like imagining watching the sunset from the mountain top. It's fun to dream of the end goal but the road that leads there is way harder than you imagine. If you aren't prepared for a hard journey, you'll never get there. 

In this episode, we're giving you the best strategy we know to prevent you from losing all your time, money and self-respect by starting on a business or project that just won't work. 

We're about to destroy your dreams and wipe that enthusiastic smile off of your face... and you'll be grateful for it.

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You’re Focusing On The Wrong Thing – What to Stop, Change and Start Doing to Make Progress

A one-person business can be overwhelming. You're the CEO, the marketer, the support ​rep, the apprectice - all in one person. You just escaped the dreaded 9 to 5, and before you know it, you're working 5 different jobs and there's not even free office coffee.

This episode is specifically for solopreneurs. We'll discuss what you need to do to move your business forward without wasting time, what you should stop doing, what you could do differently and what are the key things you definitely should spend your time on instead.

Ready to take your one-man show to the next level? Listen in!

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Stealing Done Right – When Copying from Other Businesses is a Good Idea

We all know successful, inspiring people we look up to. And sometimes, we want to be just like them. 

What's their secret? Can we be just as successful as they are if we copy what they do? 

Yes and no. 

While following someone's example and getting inspired by their actions may be a good thing, copying them without filtering can hurt your business. Take it too far and your customers will lose trust and find you unethical.

How to follow someone else's example without crossing the line and still remaining ethical, original and authentic? And how to know what ideas are worth stealing - and what's just a waste of time?

In the newest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we're answering these questions. Listen in!

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Remote Work Rising – How To Maximize Your Coworking Productivity

The way people work is rapidly changing – especially if that work is tied to online industries.

Instead of signing up to do a manager’s bidding from a drab office cubicle, more and more people are opting in to do remote work from locations of their own choosing.

Since working from home eliminates hassles like the stress of daily commuting – or even having to put pants on in the morning – the benefits of such careers are becoming increasingly appealing.

But even as people ditch the corporate cubicle, they’re not saying goodbye to the office environment all together. Remote coworking spaces are quickly becoming the productivity environment of choice for modern day solopreneurs and freelancers.

These work locations offer opportunities for coworkers to share their skills and build networks with other online professionals in a way they can’t do from home.

If you’re thinking about leaving the comfort of your home office to work from a coworking space near you, this week’s Silver Bulletin will show you the many productivity benefits and drawbacks these new work environments have to offer.

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