Podcast Interviews on Entrepreneurship

April 15, 2008

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Here are two recent podcast interviews on entrepreneurship done by Written Voices and Daxle. Enjoy!

Written Voices Podcast Interview With Ryan Allis (17min 38 sec) – A discussion with Allan Hunkin from Written Voices about:

  • Building a team
  • My personal motivation
  • The importance of finding mentors
  • An overview of Zero to One Million including opportunity evaluation, raising capital, marketing and creating sales, giving back, and setting goals
  • Finding your core motivation
  • Focusing on providing a great product
  • Social responsibility
  • The Entitlement Generation vs. The Enlightenment Generation
  • The Enlightened Entrepreneur
  • Finding Your BHALG – Your Big Hairy Audacious Lifetime Goal

Daxle Interview with Ryan Allis (17 min 02 sec) – A discussion with Brian Oates from Daxle about:

  • The entrepreneurial itch
  • Finding a partner
  • Evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Ensuring demand for your business idea
  • The value of teamwork
  • How internet sales are different from door-to-door sales
  • Generating leads from the web
  • Bootstrapping and doing what it takes to keep expenses low
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Two More Interviews on Entrepreneurship

March 23, 2008

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Here are two more recent podcast/radio interviews on entrepreneurship done by Dr. Alvin Jones and Start-Up Spark. Enjoy!

Dr. Alvin Jones Radio Interview with Ryan Allis – (9min 17sec, WMA file) – A March 26, 2008 radio interview on WCBQ-AM 1340 and WHNC-AM 890 with Dr. Alvin Jones from the Paradise Radio Network about:

  • Starting in business
  • Going to UNC
  • Being the son of a priest
  • What iContact does
  • The quote about taking action by Scottish Mountaineer W.H. Murray
  • Setting big goals
  • Understanding the entrepreneurial system
  • Evaluating business ideas
  • The three questions to ask prospective buyers
  • Accessing the world of equity capital

Start-up Spark Interview with Ryan Allis (17 min 38 sec) – A discussion with Shannon Cherry from Start-up Spark about:

  • Growing up in Florida
  • Advantages/disadvantages of young entrepreneurs
  • The MAR system
  • Bootstrapping and living in the office
  • Doing whatever it takes to keep expenses low
  • How we hired our first employee
  • Using equity initially to reduce cash burn
  • The importance of systems and building a team when scaling
  • How to avoid creating a job for yourself
  • Why hiring people smarter than you is critical
  • The definition of an entrepreneur
  • Figuring out the purpose of your life
  • What will motivate you to get through the hard times
  • The mission of The Humanity Campaign
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