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Marc Ford MBA, (aka) Your Best Kept Business Secret, Business Coach, Author, Editor and Media Commentator plus guests, talk UK Small Business, Marketing, Leadership, Networking and Business Lifestyle. Mixing common sense, humour and a splash of colour with the secrets that every successful business should be using now! There is so much competition in your marketplace, industry or niche for your customers and clients. The podcast is here to help give you a competitive edge against those busin ...
 
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Well, well, well… here we are tackling another conspiracy theory. This week on the podcast, we’re digging into Hollow Earth, how Laura Bush prevented us from taking earth science in high school, and which one of us remembers the important parts of eighth grade. Let’s say you’re onboard with Hollow Earth— then what’s inside? Don’t worry, we’ve got m…
 
Yeah, that’s right— we’re back to discuss one of Jaimi’s favorite topics, religious trauma. Why are millennials finally unpacking all of our feelings about church from childhood suddenly and does this have anything to do with why this generation is obsessed with cult documentaries?By Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams
 
This week on the podcast, we’re back to discussing one of our favorite things— the personality assessment. This week we’re breaking down PrinciplesYou, a new assessment that blends the Big Five, MBTI, Ennegram, and more… so yeah! A lot to unpack! We’ll talk about how this one works, what we like about this one in particular, and what makes personal…
 
That’s right you guys, we’re going there— to the moon and back down to earth to talk about how sex magik helped create NASA (yes, seriously). This week on our final installment of SPACE CAMP, we’ll discuss the entangled origin stories of both Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard. We’ll explore “the before time” of both Scientology and NASA as we dig int…
 
Welcome back to SPACE CAMP, Cadets! This week we’re talking all about little green men… and diving deeper into what we think extraterrestrial life is actually like. Why have we painted aliens as evil villains or our smarter saviors almost exclusively. Seems like the deeper we get into this, the more our questions about aliens align with questions a…
 
We’reeeee baaaaackkkk! Welcome Cadets to SZN SEVEN! We’re starting this season off with a bang (and a new opening reel!) and heading straight to SPACE CAMP! Prep those blue jumpsuits as we launch ourselves this week straight into Jaimi’s once teased “biggest conspiracy about the moon…” We’re talking all about the space race, things that are fundame…
 
On this month’s FUPDATE, we’re thinking about the feelings and sensations we missed in 2020 while we were at home. We’re talking the visceral differences between how we respond to recorded and live music and yes— how it feels to smell people and the world again. Let’s get to it!By Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams
 
This week on the podcast we’re talking all about your hands. We dive into the historical roots of Palmistry as we explore who used it to determine generals for there army and what Biblical passages the Christians don’t want you to know it appears in. We’re talking board games from the 1970s, ancient mythology, and (just in time to close out Pride!)…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re talking all about Cryptomnesia! What is it you ask? We promise you’ve experienced it— on both sides. Remember when that asshole took credit for your idea? What about when you thought something was your idea and your friend was pretty sure it was theirs? We’ll get into it… because maybe there wasn’t malicious intent. …
 
Happy Pride! This month on the FUPDATE, we’re talking all about compulsory heterosexuality. We’ll get into the pitfalls of assuming folks are straight until proven gay and how a system to combat that seemed to actually prove everyone must be a lesbian. Because, listen, because the male gaze has messed up plenty of us. When systems are exclusively b…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re digging into these work partnerships that keep getting likened to marriages. Is it a compliment to be called someone’s “work wife” or is it diminutive? Or even a few steps further, is this a form of cheating when folks are already in a committed relationship? We’ll get into all of it— our own experiences with close c…
 
Ah, yes. At long last, we are unpacking your favorite reptilian conspiracy theory this week on the podcast. After Jaimi has eluded to Lizard People on almost every episode for years, we’re finally ready to dig into the nitty gritty of our favorite Hilary-Clinton-with-green-eyes memes. So are shapeshifting reptilian aliens attempting to control Eart…
 
This week on our beloved FUPDATE, we are telling you all about what we seem to be manifesting on our show. We disagree about the simulation and verbally spar about the limitations of humankind’s creativity. Can you even have a new idea? And regardless, why are we all thinking about the same stuff?By Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams
 
Surprise! Jumping in this week with a special *bonus* episode with our friends Michael and Jill of Book It! podcast. We were so excited to sit down with them and discuss fandoms. And we started at the very beginning— what even qualifies something as a fandom? We focus heavily on literary fan bases, as we discuss fandoms we feel a part of and what f…
 
This week on the pod, it’s not all Fiddler on the Roof tunes as we get into the ins and outs of Matchmaking. Yes, we’re talking cultural origins and, like... hey, white America— Matchmaking was exactly what you were doing at those barn parties on the frontier or whatever. But we’ll also get into the all the shows streaming now that have folks highl…
 
This week on the pod, we are spending some time sifting through some blockchain to better understand Cryptocurrency. Sure, we’re talking Bitcoin but also some other types that you’ve maybe never heard of. Is modern banking as we know it destined to be obsolete? And do we understand this system any less then we understand the stock market? Maybe we’…
 
What do Saturn Returns and The Real World Homecoming: New York have in common? Turns out maybe a lot. This week’s Fupdate is all about the astrological phenomenon of Saturn Returns and how thirty year cycles are kind of a big deal. So, we’re consulting the stars and telling you which streaming service you absolutely need to utilize that free trial …
 
When the world emergency started, for many people their business stopped, Ryan's growing business was the same. Overnight he lost half of his marketing clients as many didn't know what to do, where to turn to, and what the future held. They weren't alone. But Ryan, turned the whole situation on it's head, turned it around, and despite everything we…
 
This week on the podcast we’re digging into Satisficing and Maximizing. We’ll talk the paralysis of choice and what folks think it does to one’s overall happiness and satisfaction. When is it better to find something good enough and when should you explore all the options? We’re often Maximizing when we explore job opportunities, scroll date apps, …
 
It's no surprise that many small business owners mental health has been battered, bruised and shattered because of the global pandemic. The uncertainty and pressures that it has caused piled on top of the usual trials and tribulations of running a business have intensified feeling for most people. However for many men the thought of talking about t…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re diving into the wild and wonderful (?) world of MLMs, or Multi-level Marketing. Whether it’s that girl from high school hitting you with the unsolicited Facebook message or being conned into selling magazines for your grade school, we’re pretty sure almost everyone has had a brush with these. Are they really ever mor…
 
Anneka Hicks - Why I Had To Leave ExcludedUK and Fighting for the 3 Million Small Businesses and Self Employed A year ago, people up and down the UK were told to lock their doors, stay home and protect the NHS. A year later we’re told to open our doors when we’re told, stay home if we can and thank the NHS. In-between that… millions of self-employe…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re getting into Nudism or as it’s also known— Naturism. We’ll be talking about the development of the largest nudist communities and what it’s like when outsiders want to sexualize your lifestyle. We’ll get into the governing bodies (yes) and how open to nudism we find ourselves after learning more about it. Would our f…
 
On podcasts you usually find the mega rich, the mega successful and the mega ego's all lining up to talk about their new project. But ion this episode we've taken a different tack. We interview Jaimie Baird, Founder and Chief Steeper at 'STEEPS ONE SHOT' a fiery blend of seven natural, raw and sustainably sourced organic ingredients which is a powe…
 
When your favorite sporadic segment gets promoted to a reoccurring role! We’re back with a FUPDATE and we’re here to talk about embarrassment. What are the embarrassing things that keep you up at night? Are your more embarrassed by yourself or by those around you? We dig into the nuances that separate embarrassment from shame as we discuss what cou…
 
Serial entrepreneur, family man, action taker, lover of fine whiskey, the blues, luxury travel and entrepreneurs that want to change the world… Well, that's how this fella describes himself on his website, but it's just the start. This Brit started his first business in 2008, helping businesses across the world working exclusively with B2B clients …
 
It’s Tuesday! We are so excited for you to hear today’s episode with our first guest of SZN 6! We are joined by our friend Thomas in a conversation centered on destigmatizing HIV. We’re talking everything from diagnosis to television representation, and we hope you’ll hang with us for all of it. Months and months ago, Thomas came to Austin and prop…
 
Today’s guest talking to Marc Ford, Editor in Chief at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners, is multi New York Times best-selling author, Mike Michalowicz. His book ‘Fix This Next’ and it’s diagnostic tool draws on the five identified levels of needs shared by every single small business in the world. His goal with the Fix This Next …
 
This week on the podcast, we’re talking all about the Blue People of Kentucky. No, we don’t mean UK Basketball fans who got overzealous with the paint before a game. We’re talking folks rocking blue skin, which unfortunately became somewhat of a scarlet letter. We’ll dig into some medical cures that seem to make zero logical sense, as we discuss wh…
 
When your favorite sporadic segment gets promoted to a reoccurring role! We’re back with a FUPDATE and we’re here to talk Brain Fog. Is Zoom causing it? Are literal COVID cases causing it? What are we most afraid of when it comes to reentering our social lives? Oh yeah, and what about patience and empathy? We’re got a lot of questions this week, an…
 
Business owners are the world’s worst at admitting when they are wrong. Fact. This problem that has actually nothing to do with ego, but invariably has everything to do with that little Gremlin inside all of us called ‘Control-Freak’, gets worse and has even bigger consequences as business get bigger and bigger. Don’t believe me? If you look past m…
 
We’re baaaaackkkkk! We are THRILLED to be back with you guys this week for the premiere of SZN 6! We’re jumping in this week on all things motivational speakers... we’re talking high school auditoriums, the parents of dead kids, the bald guys talking ‘no nonsense’ and the time a gun was shot in Austin’s gymnasium. Hold onto your hats, and honestly …
 
This week on the Season 5 Finale (!!!), we dive into white America’s version of past lives. We’ll talk the scientists doing the research, whether or not birthmarks prove anything, and the mediums and psychics who are performing past life regressions. Should we believe the woman claiming to have lived as another and having strong memories of the pas…
 
I want to zoom in a little bit and and get your small business ready so to speak for 2021 with the 10 things that you absolutely MUST do going into next year. These are 10 important things about yourself and your business that if you don't have a handle on, the chances of you hitting your goals and getting to that level of success that you want to …
 
This week on the podcast, we try our luck at a few online slots as we look at gambling addictions. Research, albeit highly gendered, gives us insight into how an addict population once almost entirely composed of men is drawing in more and more women. We also get into the gambling addictions children and how some folks worry video games are to blam…
 
Money is tight. Everything in a small business marketing budget, (if you have one) is straining at the seams, but we all like something for free don't we? Where should you spend money to get not only a great return on investment, but as and added bonus, make some brilliant connections that can help you build your business in an uncertain future? We…
 
If you’ve been knee deep in The Queen's Gambit, we’ve got the story of a real chess celeb that will have you asking a LOT of questions. After stumbling upon the Wikipedia of Bobby Fischer while recording a few weeks ago, we just couldn’t actually leave the rest of his story alone. It’s a wild tale of communism, The Cold War, reckless nationalism, a…
 
In this video podcast, we'll show you how to break up with your worst customers and clients even if you really love them. In business relationships, as in romantic ones, there sometimes comes a time when things simply aren’t working out. This can happen for a whole host of reasons. Perhaps the project has expanded in scope beyond what you agreed an…
 
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