Your First Thousand Clients Podcast with Mitch Russo

In 1985, I started Timeslips Corp over my garage in Essex, MA. From that tiny space, it grew to 100 people, dominating my market and eventually selling out for 8 figures. Yes, it was a success, but it was also a journey with many twists and turns, some choices that could have destroyed the company or catapulted it to the stars. We were lucky. We were shooting in the dark. It doesn’t have to be that way.

I built this show for YOU; The entrepreneur running your own company, making money but not yet having scaled the business. In each episode, I bring you amazing people who have walked through the wall of fire and want to show you the way. I am at the age and position in my life where most of my time is spent giving back to the entrepreneurial community that I emerged from as my way of paying it forward. 

Enjoy the show, let me know how you like it and spread the word 🙂
Mitch Russo


154: Achieving Dreams, Helping Others, And Growing Your Business with Ira Wolfe

All of us dream to be more, and while we all start at some place, not many move on to have their dreams realized. Starting out as a dentist in the 1980s, Ira Wolfe thought there has to be more, and so he stepped out of his role and started to help other dentists and, later on, professionals build their practice and business through his company called Success Performance Solutions. This episode is about living your dreams, and Ira Wolfe inspires you to achieve that just as he has. While sharing his story, Ira imparts the lessons he learned about understanding your marketplace, stepping back a bit from what you love, and producing content in this digital world. Don’t miss out on more things Ira has to share - from growing your business and clients to increasing your revenue.

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153: Disrupting The Design Industry Through On-Demand Graphic Design with Jonathan Grzybowski

Graphic designs are vital to brands these days. Companies like Penji have stepped up their ladder by giving business hopefuls a unique on-demand graphic design service. In this episode, Mitch Russo interviews Jonathan Grzybowski, the Cofounder of Penji, about his one-of-a-kind platform and how he created his own success. He teaches us the importance of creating success for yourself first, and then success for others in your world comes next. He also discusses the key difference in marketing and sales, his method for bringing in more customers, and what backlinks are and how to use them efficiently.

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152: Acquiring Big Win Clients with Matt Inglot

Acquiring big win clients for your business is not an easy-breezy task. It requires incorporation of numerous elements including lead generation and marketing. Matt Inglot is a man who has cracked the lead generation code. He shares to us how to find ideal coaching clients online, advising how we should not just email them to sell to them but instead to create value for them. He explores more interactive lead magnet tools like calculators and quizzes, and highlights other useful mediums for acquiring clients. Learn more how you get those big win clients from someone who knows what it’s like to be on top, reach rock bottom, and get back up again and turn your website into a lead generation machine.

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151: Adi Arezzini on Building A National Brand Of Digestive Solutions Through Influencer Marketing

Many successful business owners often take the cue from their experiences to create an entirely different product that offers solutions no one has yet produced. Adi Arezzini, the Co-Founder and CEO of Teami Blends, has quite an origin story that eventually took her to build a national brand with her products. After suffering from devastating digestive issues that the medical community could not help solve, Adi discovered the perfect recipe for powerful digestive solutions and started growing her business from there on. She shares her story and offers great insights about what it takes to start and grow your own business, particularly one that centers on influencer marketing strategy using Instagram. Offering some health advice, Adi talks about gut health and the underrated power of loose leaf tea.

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150: Elevating To New Heights Through PR with Heather Burgett

Behind a great person is an even greater one who has the power to bring others to new heights. PR expert Heather Burgett of PR Stars is someone who has worked with and touched so many people that we all seem to know - from Steven Spielberg and Ed McMahon to Madonna and Federico Fellini. She has mastered the art of elevation, and in this episode, Mitch Russo brings her in to speak about her stories and how she takes others to new heights through PR. Diving deeper into the parts of PR, Heather gives a little master class on what a press tour and a press kit are and when you will need them. Join Heather in this discussion and learn not only the ins and outs of PR but the important lessons she got along the way.

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149: How The Amazing Kreskin Hits The ONE BILLION Size Audience

With over 50 years of being in the limelight, there is probably no one who has done what this guest has done. The Amazing Kreskin graces us with his presence to bring not only a smile to our faces but insights that will make us wiser, smarter, and more productive. As a mentalist and international celebrity, The Amazing Kreskin has definitely become one of the masters of publicity and promotion. He shares his journey towards becoming one of the remarkable figures in our history, beginning from that time he picked up the legendary comic, Mandrake the Magician, by Lee Falk to impressing the world. He gives a glimpse of what it's like being a mentalist, how much of it is natural, and whether or not we all have this ability.

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148: The Art Of Human Perception with Susan Ibitz

If there’s any superpower that entrepreneurs and business owners wish to possess, it would definitely be mind reading. Since that’s not easily conceivable to many, having the ability to analyze human behavior, understand body language, and read facial expressions is a tad closer. Susan Ibitz is a Behavior Hacker, Lead Researcher, and Trainer at the Human Behavior Lab. Being born with dyslexia, Susan learned communication in a completely different way. Having mastered the art of human perception, she reveals the way an average salesperson can improve their results using some of the ideas and techniques she has developed. She unravels the three kinds of impact you can have with people, and vice versa. Moreover, Susan gives us a sneak peek of how she does face reading as she profiles Mitch.

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147: Business Pivot Points: The Key To Survival with Jay Gibb

As markets start to go forward in a direction that may not align with your business product, it is time to consider pivoting your business. Jay Gibb, the CEO and Founder of CloudSponge, has transitioned from failure to provide the single point of integration for address books and social network connections on the market. A technical leader with deep entrepreneurial experience, Jay reveals the hacks to planning and implementing the best strategies for your business to survive. Learn the way to find that pivot point and what do to scale your business.

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146: The New Paradigm Of Success with John Lee Dumas

What could be the new success paradigm? In this digital age where content is as valuable as freedom, it is no wonder that virtual reality is coming soon. The founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire, John Lee Dumas, reveals the greatest hack to success in the world today. A living manifestation that podcasting is powerful, he gives away tips on how to start a business and the secret to getting seven figures and beyond. Consistency is one key, but when you do not see results out of consistency, learn how to handle this from the expert himself.

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145: Bouncing Back After Getting Fired with Michael Altshuler

Getting fired can totally punch you in the gut and leave you reeling, but some will admit that it is a blessing in disguise and the best thing that ever happened in their life. One of the notable people who could definitely relate to this is Michael Altshuler. A business expert who broke into the American Gladiators, Michael walks us through what motivated him to be an entrepreneur at an early age. Starting a copier business at 21 which he later sold to IKON Office Solutions, he reveals how to achieve the entrepreneurial dream of becoming a multimillionaire after building something with your own sweat, equity, and hard work. Learn how being written in Harvey Mackay's book affected his life and how getting fired can sometimes be a stroke of luck. On top of that, catch the mastermind Michael is putting up for entrepreneurs and his eBook that will help you reach your extraordinary goals in life.

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