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Imagine having hundreds of highly successful business owners sharing their wisdom with you to help your company make it to the next level.

Avoid the traps and pitfalls, grab little-known strategies and find some much-needed inspiration.

Recently syndicated with the C-Suite Network, the show is now an iTunes Top 200 podcast.

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Latest Episodes

FTC 206 | Vampr

206: Changing The Musical Ecosystem One Connection At A Time With Josh Simons Of Vampr

It is not easy to build a social networking app that produces revenue, especially with meet platforms, which typically derive most of their income from user subscriptions. Josh Simons is the Cofounder and CEO of Vampr, an app that helps musicians discover, connect, and collaborate with fellow musicians, the music industry, and music lovers alike. Before becoming chief executive of a tech startup, Josh has been a singer and songwriter, enjoying a bit of success for a while and working with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Confronting a dilemma for years about how to make money out of a meet platform without having to pressure his users to get subscriptions, he joins Mitch Russo to tell the story of how he and his team got his company to where it is now and what the app has in store for the music ecosystem in the near future. 

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FTC 205 | Radical Relevance

205: Being Radically Relevant In A Noisy Market With Bill Cates

With probably thousands of competitors in the same broad space you’re doing business in, how can you cut through all the noise and win your ideal clients? This is a question of relevance, and Bill Cates, the original Referral Coach, is the master of radical relevance – the art of winning ideal clients for your business. His business philosophy is based on really knowing your market and ideal clients, empathizing with them, and delivering a market message targeted to their needs and interests. Starting as a band drummer and wanderer, Bill finally found his passion in entrepreneurship, starting and selling two book publishing companies and authoring four books of his own. For the last 25 years, he has been speaking professionally and coaching small business owners, salespeople, and professionals, helping them learn about referrals and building client relationships. Join in as he talks with Mitch Russo on the podcast.

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FTC 204 | Avoid Miscommunication

204: Nipping Miscommunication In The Bud With Ethan Becker

In any workplace setting, feelings are bound to get heated, and emotions might start flaring up, but if you quickly act on those emotions, there will be a fundamental miscommunication. Effective, efficient communication is critical to any workplace so you have to make sure you avoid miscommunication as much as possible. Mitch Russo is joined by Ethan Becker, an author, executive, and speech coach. Mitch and Ethan discuss some vital tips that can help you avoid miscommunication. Ensure much smoother sailing in your workplace with these tips!

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FTC 203 | Building A Team

203: The Power Of A Team With Jeremy Macliver

Building a team composed of the right people doing the right tasks is essential in growing your business. If each unique piece of your puzzle isn’t in place, it’ll be difficult to properly scale your operations. Jeremy Macliver is a certified EOS Implementer™, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. He sits down with Mitch Russo to discuss what you should be looking for while building a team. Don’t miss this important conversation!

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FTC 202 | Positioning Your Business

202: Why Positioning Your Business Is Crucial To Its Success With John Paul Mendocha

Success leaves clues, but so does failure. Sometimes, it is just difficult to spot them, even if they are showing themselves right at the onset. Guest and turnaround consultant, John Paul Mendocha, also known as Dr. Speedselling™, learned this the hard way. When his business crashed and left him bankrupt for three years and down into rock bottom, John discovered who he really was and how he would move forward. In this episode, he joins Mitch Russo to tell us about his journey and the true superpower he discovered about himself: speed selling, which, at the heart of it, is all about positioning. He talks about the importance of understanding who you are and what you want first before taking any action. With his latest book, Most Businesses Fail in the First 5 Minutes, John shares why businesses that don’t position themselves at the very beginning end up failing right then and there. Dive deep into this conversation to learn more about how to build, fix, and grow your company that is positioned to win.

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Be A Featured Guest

Want to be a guest on “Your First Thousand Clients?” We’re always on the lookout for brilliant, successful business owners who can help our audience grow or start their company.

On Your First Thousand Clients, we are looking ONLY for experienced CEOs, business leaders, successful entrepreneurs who are highly appreciated by the audience. You are making a contribution to the world with your interview, you are helping others and we will showcase your success.

Your First Thousand Clients is NOT for everyone. Mitch will challenge you, make you dig deep for his audience to ensure your interview is powerful, entertaining and insightful.

Please note: If you do not have the experience of having grown a business to at least 1000 clients, then do not apply. Yes, we check and yes, it’s important.

Before submitting your application, please download and listen to an episode of your choice. Please share below which episode you listened to and what was your favorite part of that episode.

If you are confident that you would be an amazing guest for the show, are willing and able to be outgoing, energetic and effusive, please submit your application now. Someone will be in contact soon!

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