196 Jim Beach | Schooling Them All

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Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast entrepreneur, award-winning radio host and best-selling author, Jim Beach. Jim is the host of the wildly successful School for Startups Radio, a show that argues that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur if they abandon creativity, risk and passion. In this episode, Jim talks about the inspiration behind his daily show and his passion for entrepreneurship. Jim and Harry share the different transcription services they utilize as well as their opinions on podcast consumption. Finally, Jim speaks to the importance of continually learning new things in order to become a more interesting, well-rounded host.

What We Covered:

  • 03:18 – Harry welcomes Jim Beach to the podcast
  • 03:56 – The genesis of Jim’s podcast, School for Startups Podcast
  • 07:13 – How Jim was introduced to podcasting
  • 09:08 – Early concerns Jim had about podcasting
  • 13:39 – Why Jim chose to commit to a daily show
  • 14:43 – Jim’s workflow
  • 18:49 – The difficult task of measuring success rates
  • 20:13 – Jim talks about Cyber Ears, the hosting platform he utilizes
  • 23:48 – Jim recalls the first podcasting event he attended
  • 26:53 – The Small Pond strategy
  • 29:08 – Harry’s opinions on podcast consumption
  • 33:16 – A recent report on podcasts from Edison Research
  • 33:50 – Jim talks about his love and passion for entrepreneurship
  • 37:34 – The Pakistan Furniture business challenge
  • 43:13 – The genesis of the School for Startups book
  • 46:15 – Jim speaks to having a short memory when it comes to his interviews
  • 47:39 – What motivates Jim to continue having conversations
  • 49:02 – What Jim looks for in a prospective interviewee
  • 52:44 – The transcription service that Harry uses
  • 53:19 – What keeps Jim motivated
  • 55:28 – Why Jim chose to keep politics out of his show
  • 55:59 – The importance of creating a personal connection with the audience
  • 57:36 – What is something Jim has changed his mind about recently
  • 59:18 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Jim
  • 1:00:13 – Where listeners can follow Jim and his podcast


Links Mentioned

Jim’s Website

Jim’s LinkedIn

Jim’s Instagram

Jim’s Twitter

School for Startups Radio Website

School for Startups Podcast

Podcast Movement Website

School for Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less

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