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There's nothing worse than feeling betrayed. And this is especially true when it comes to your biz. You've worked hard, invested a lot of blood, sweat and tears to build it (not to mention the time and money) - and to have it taken away is pretty tough to take. But it happens all the time due to financial fraud. This could be one of the most important podcasts we've ever done in terms of protecting your business. You can check it here: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-how-to-avoid-a-financial-mauling/ Here's to not putting yourself in a position to be taken advantage of by others, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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From time to time, we all make bad decisions. Granted, some are worse than others. Like the 27 year old man that called the cops because his mom was "mad and yelling at him" for smoking all their meth in South Carolina. Probably not his best move ever. But so long as that bad decisions we we make aren't too life-crippling, we can always try to learn from them. In this podcast, I outline a few of the ideas I feel are worthy of an exasperated face-palm in a new biz idea: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-assassinating-a-bad-business-idea/ Here's to thinking things through and looking before leaping, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com


 
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There seems to be a certain amount of slack the market seems to give companies marketing their product. We all know that they are going to claim that their product is particularly awesome. And we expect them to live up to at least most of their claims. Well, an American man is taking things quite literal and is suing Anheuser-Busch because their Leffe Beer isn't made by Monks. Interesting. I'm all for truth in advertising, as it ensures customer satisfaction. In fact, I've done an entire podcast on how to keep your product congruent so your customers don't suffer a post-purchase hangover: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-the-russian-prince-rule-your-product-royally-with-an-iron-fist/ Here's to happy customers, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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Ah, the Panama Papers. It's the kind of information leak that has corrupt politicians shaking in their boots. Especially if someone's name appears on the list who has previously taken a stand against tax avoidance. One critic is quoted as saying: "It is the height of cynicism to open offshore companies at a time when hundreds of our soldiers are dying." I'm going to slot this whole thing on my list of bad ideas, along with one of the worst biz ideas I've come across lately. You can hear what I mean on this podcast: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-assassinating-a-bad-business-idea/ Here's to making good long term decisions, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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There's S-M-A-R-T then there's S-M-R-T smart. Just like there's so drunk you text the wrong person, and then there's so drunk you have a text argument with yourself. Yup - a 29 year old man from Dundee actually did this. I mean, we all have our good days and our bad days. But we've all run into a bad customer from time to time, haven't we? You know - the person who you make no money off of, and yet figures your world should revolve around him. Well, I recommend firing bad customers, and I cover why in this podcast: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-when-firing-your-customers-turns-profitable/ Here's to improving morale and the bottom line, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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Life in biz ain't always easy. There are any number of challenges you can face on any given day. Increased competition, increased cost of materials, employee problems and so on. But one problem shouldn't be getting your message in front of the right kind of buyer. Learn from the criminals behind bars who made the mistake of selling fake drugs to fake buyers - it doesn't end well. Just like selling your fake drugs to an undercover cop doesn't end well (as a 31 woman in Helena found out), putting your products in front of uninterested prospects often turns out to be a bad decision in the end as well. Speaking of bad ideas - in this podcast, I cover a particularly good one: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-assassinating-a-bad-business-idea/ Here's to having a game-plan that has been thought through and tested, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com


 
 
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I'm sure you've heard the saying: "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight." Well, it's true. Although some people don't always like taking advice from others. Take England for example. A man recently got arrested for running around with a samurai sword, threatening that he was going to kill people. When police arrived with guns, they arrested & subdued the man using a taser. Now, I'm not standing here saying that you should use a gun in a standoff with police.... But I will say that just like in biz, you need to make sure you're properly equipped to come out a winner. Here's how you do that in advertising: http://bizdevshots.com/solution/ Here's to having the tools you need to be able to win, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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It's just a thought, but maybe you should avoid punching people in the face. I know you probably think they deserve it. And maybe they were trying to hide something from you. But maybe you should ease up a bit. Especially if you're a Denver police officer, as the city's top watchdog has mentioned that: "Police officers should stop punching suspects in the face when they believe the person might have put evidence such as drugs in their mouths." Now they've been warned. At least there's an easier option than using brute force when it comes to advertising your biz online: http://bizdevshots.com/solution/ Here's to getting the results you want without having to resort to physical violence, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. In Kansas City, a man robbed a bank of about $8,000 cash. And he got away clean. Well, except for the little GPS a bank teller stashed in the money. Worked like a charm - cops were able to follow the suspect directly to his home and recover the cash. It's nice when you've got a nice, easy to follow trail to the results you want. Like with online advertising: http://bizdevshots.com/solution/ Here's to stupid simple maps to follow to grow your online biz, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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Yup - you can't make this stuff up. A guy in Australia was pulled over for doing double the speed limit and he's fighting the ticket. He's already spent over $100K in legal fees to avoid paying the $250 fine. And he's still losing. He vows he will fight this until it reaches the top. I've gotta admire his persistence. Maybe not his business Sense. Sometimes you've just gotta cut bait and move on with your life. But that's how some people approach the ad spend for their biz - they just keep throwing money at is whether it works or not. Persistence? Check. Results? Nope. Time to figure things out before you bleed out financially: http://bizdevshots.com/solution/ Here's to not throwing good money after bad, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com