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The Creative Balance: How Chase Reeves Built ???? (FS004)

As a business builder you absolutely have to learn to balance the creative stuff with the business stuff.

This is something Chase Reeves is well versed in. He’s one of the hosts of the show and we get to know him in part 2 of the Meet Your Hosts series.

In this entertaining episode he shares some lessons learned as he navigated his career through media and project management stuff to reading LifeHacker.com for 10 hours a day to newborns and lay-offs and start-ups, oh my!

There’s much to glean from his colorful way of looking at these things. (five finger shoes, anyone?)

We also answer a listener question about how to keep the growth of a membership site from stalling (one particular metric is incredibly important).

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Show Notes

Chase & Mellisa Reeves Music | We once made music. Now we make babies.

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

Saddleback Leather Co.

Paleo Plan | Making the Paleo Diet Easier

Rick Turoczy (turoczy) on Twitter

Enterprise Web Archiving Service – Iterasi

Pete Grillo on Twitter

DIYthemes – Run a Killer Website with the Thesis WordPress Theme

Chris Pearson on Twitter

Derek Halpern on Twitter

Intercom | Product | Intercom is the best way to get users actually using your product | Live user lists, rich user profiles, automated messaging, realtime communications.

A Podcast & Why I’m So Excited About It (this is the post where Chase talks about being a lone gunman).


The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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