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Working Without Pants is the podcast for agency owners and consultants who are wanting to win more clients and better clients for their business. Each week, Jake Jorgovan brings you interviews with industry leaders and experts on how to win more clients for your agency or consulting practice. Past guests have included Brennan Dunn, Brent Weaver, Kai Davis, Philip Morgan, Brian Casel, Blair Enns, and many more. Learn more at https://jake-jorgovan.com/podcast
 
In this podcast I talk with people who are defining–-and living-–success on their own terms. We dive deep to explore their habits, mindsets, experiences, and perspectives that make them who they are. My intention is for you to get ideas and inspiration for standing ever more strongly in your own authenticity--especially in a professional context. Who you’ll hear: Entrepreneurs. Small business owners. Writers. Artists. Moms. Creatives. Solopreneurs. Team leaders. Coaches. Free thinkers. Locat ...
 
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Work-life balance is crucial for the sustainability of any entrepreneur. Most of us have some method, activity, or way to find this balance, but sometimes this balance can only be found through the prioritization of your tasks at hand. In this episode of the Working Without Pants Podcast, I share an effective framework of prioritization I have been…
 
Building and implementing robust processes and systems for your business is a must when trying to create more efficiency and scalability within your business. In this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I sit down with Corey Northcutt, Founder and CEO at Northcutt, to discuss the processes he has built for his SEO enterprise agency, and w…
 
On this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I sit down with Kane Jamison, Founder of Content Harmony, to discuss his journey of transforming his content marketing agency into a SaaS business. Kane shares that though his content marketing agency was successful in many respects, it wasn’t going to reach the level of self-sufficiency that he…
 
On this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, Dan Morris, Managing Partner at Mindracer Consulting, sits down with me to share his experience of growing, training, and managing world-class sales teams. Dan discusses his journey in sales and why cultivating internal motivation and curiosity are key factors for the success of any salesperson.…
 
To get your podcast out to the world, proper hosting and promotion are a must. In this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I’ll cover the essential details you need to consider when hosting, syndicating, and promoting your B2B podcast. I walk through some of the available hosting platforms and recommend using Anchor because it’s easy to u…
 
Though hosting your podcast and interviewing guests may seem a little intimidating when you’re just starting out, it’s much easier than you think. As a host, you’ll actually only be speaking a small portion of the time. It’s your guests and their insight that fills most of the conversation. On this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I’ll…
 
In between the ideation phase of your podcast and your first guest interview, there are important details you need to get in order. On this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I’ll dive into everything you need to accomplish to be well prepared for your B2B podcast launch. Beginning with podcast artwork, I discuss how to find a graphic de…
 
All great podcasts start with an idea to share valuable information. But, the idea alone isn’t enough. You need to refine this idea into a functional strategy for targeting a specific audience with a distinct message. In this episode of the Working Without Pants Podcast, I’ll explore some of the things you need to consider before ever hitting recor…
 
Any great podcast is backed by a full podcast production team. From conceptualizing your strategy all the way through publishing and promoting a finished product, there are many moving parts that need to be organized. Typically, you either outsource this work to a full service podcast production agency, or you can choose to hire individuals to buil…
 
The biggest myth around starting a podcast is that you need to build a large following in order to be successful. Building an audience is part of the equation, but it is far from the greatest value driver of starting a podcast. In this episode of the Working Without Pants Podcast, I describe why the number one value driver from podcasting is how it…
 
A multitude of startup founders who take the plunge into entrepreneurship do so with the goal of financial freedom and independence. But when faced with the prospect of an investment, an acquisition, or a merger, most entrepreneurs don’t realize what needs to be done. This can lead to a shattered realization of a broken dream as the vision of that …
 
This week's episode compliments last week's chat with Dave Schneider. David Henzel is the CEO of Upcoach and co-owner of an impressive amount of businesses he runs with Dave Schneider. David has been a huge inspiration to me and my businesses. We often hear people preaching the mindset of doing 1 thing really well, but David inspired me to act diff…
 
On today's show, I sit down with Dave Schneider of Ninja Outreach. We discuss what it's like to sell a company, and Dave shares how his journey with Ninja Outreach led him to create Shortlist, a marketing agency. If you're interested in building and selling a software company, this episode is for you! Be sure to tune into next week's episode with D…
 
11 days… no email… no calls… no business. Recently I returned from a vacation where I stepped completely away from my businesses. It was a powerful milestone to hit, and one that many entrepreneurs fear of committing to. In this podcast episode, I dive into why entrepreneurs should take more vacations… and how taking time off can accelerate your gr…
 
Today I chat with Sarah Weise of BIXA Research, a marketing research firm with clients like Google and other prominent Fortune 500 companies. I came across Sarah while I was doing my own research into... marketing research. Sarah teaches the LinkedIn Learning course on Market Research. There are tons of marketers and agencies out there, it was fasc…
 
On this week's episode, I have a chat with performance-based Amazon expert Adam Weiler of Sunken Stone. Sunken Stone is an Amazon consulting partner doing brand management services that help companies selling Amazon products to optimize their business and gain more presence. What's interesting about Adam's business is that it runs on a performance …
 
On this show I have a chat with Doug Holladay, the CEO of PathNorth and author of Rethinking Success. We're super lucky to have Doug on the show today, he's highly successful and has a fascinating story that sees him surrounded by affluent people (think Warren Buffet level affluent) and, you guessed it, lots of success stories. If you're interested…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Jeroen Corthout of Salesflare, a CRM SaaS product. Jeroen has great insights to share about his journey in building a sustainable software company. In light of starting my first software company (Passaroo.com - in beta), I will be reaching out to connect with more people in the software game to learn from their expe…
 
On this episode of the Working Without Pants podcast, I have a chat with my friend Jason Bay of Blissful Prospecting. Outbound Prospecting SER world. Jason and I have been working in the space outbound prospecting, SER space for some time now. His company started off providing services and eventually moved into training for larger companies. While …
 
On this episode, I sit down with Elyse Archer of Brand Builders Group. Since recording this episode, I became a customer of theirs because this discussion sold me on how awesome their service is. In this episode, we dive into how they grew to a team of 50 (!) over only 2 years. We also chat about what makes for a strong personal brand and how to th…
 
Yes… as a person who runs two marketing agencies, I am calling this business model stupid. In this episode, I go into why. I also share the opportunity that most service companies have to 10x their client value… And examples on how I have done this myself. Want to work with me as an advisor? Visit jake-jorgovan.com/coaching…
 
In today's episode, I sit down with Pia Silva of Badass Your Branding. Pia took the branding agency model and flipped it on its head - instead of doing huge branding engagements, the kind that often take tens of thousands of dollars and many months to produce, she started offering 2 day intensives with her customers. Tune in to hear how Pia scaled …
 
Scarcity mindset… this is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve seen this in myself. I’ve seen this in the people I advise. And I’ve seen this in millionaires who never need to work again… What has become apparent is that scarcity mindset never goes away. That is what I dive into and unpack in this episode. Want to work with me as a…
 
Chaos and order… this is possibly one of my favorite frameworks for life and business. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed... this episode is for you. Feeling content and wanting more… this episode is for you. This episode gets into another high-level mindset of how I think about my life and business. Want to work with me as an advisor? Visit jake-jor…
 
As your business grows, you inevitably become a bottleneck within your own companies' growth. The hard thing is to identify when this happens. We find all sorts of reasons to justify to ourselves to stay in a role that we know we should hand-off… yet there is a time and place to recognize when you are a bottleneck to your own growth. Want to work w…
 
Overwhelmed… That is a good way to summarize how I felt the past few weeks. Too many projects. Too many opportunities. Too many tasks. Too many calls. As entrepreneurs, we often hit this level of “overwhelm” when we are working too hard… I’ve hit it many times, and many of my advising clients have experienced this also. In this episode, I talk thro…
 
There is a famous story from Charlie Munger where he talks about his early days as a lawyer. He talks about how his focus at any given time is on doing the best job possible at the work in front of you today. So many entrepreneurs are focused on themselves and growing their business... Their head is in the sky instead of focusing on doing the best …
 
This week I have a chat with Dani Bell of Scribly.io, a productized content marketing agency that does everything from planning through to production and ongoing guidance to help clients consistently boost traffic and attract leads. Scribly is 18 months old and after a pivotal shift, they've seen a great growth. We talk about the challenges that co…
 
Today's episode sees me chatting with Jay Baer of Convince and Convert. Jay has been working in digital since 1993 - tune in to hear a story about the sweet deal he made with Anheuser-Busch over ownership of Budweiser.com. Jay's agency is built up of 3 parts: a content strategy firm, a media & sponsorship company, and a paid public speaking busines…
 
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Brian Burns, host of a network of podcasts, including The Brutal Truth About Sales & Selling podcast and the B2B Revenue Leadership podcast. Brian worked in software enterprise sales for 25 years before going out on his own. Today, he's built up such a stellar podcast following that he's able to work fu…
 
This week I had a chat with Kean Graham of MonetizeMore, a large ad tech company with over 140 remote workers living all over the world. MonetizeMore serves a really unique niche in the publishing industry. They help publishers with ad monetization through the use of tech and proprietary manual optimization techniques. Tune in to hear the story of …
 
On today's episode I chat with Alyssa Patzius, COO of Influencer & Co., a content marketing agency based in Columbia, Missouri (near where I grew up!) Influencer & Co. connects the dots between earned media PR and your on-site content so you can build an entire cohesive inbound funnel with tangible ROI. This is a great episode for anyone interested…
 
On this episode, I sit down with Jason Bay of Blissful Prospecting. Jason and I are in the same Outbound industry, but we took different paths. His business helps sales teams to bring in more leads through cold outreach. Sales reps are great at taking demos and doing sales calls, but the struggle is often that the marketing team isn't filling their…
 
Today I sit down with Tristan Pelligrino of Motion, a content marketing agency that helps B2B tech companies generate demand with genuine conversations. They do this through the creation of thought leadership programs that revolve around podcasts, video series and other shareable formats. Tristan has 15 years of experience working with agencies, wh…
 
On this week's episode I sit down with John Logar, founder of ConsultingUnleashed.com. John isn't just a coach, he has tons of experience building and scaling a variety of different businesses, and also runs a huge successful agency. He is a great example of someone who practices what he preaches, while he's learning at the same time. Through Consu…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Dvorah Graeser, founder of KISSpatent, a productized patent service. Dvorah took what used to be an expensive, oft lengthy legal service mostly used by corporations and turned the model on its head by offering it as a fixed-price product that puts the power of patents in the hands of innovators. This is a great epis…
 
This week I speak with Geoff Atkinson of Huckabuy. Geoff was previously employed in the corporate world at Overstock.com as the Senior VP of Marketing and successfully transitioned to running his own business at Huckabuy, which is now generating over 1M MRR. Geoff's first entrepreneurial endeavor started as a B2C affiliate website and eventually pi…
 
Listen to this week’s episode if you’re feeling stressed, overworked, or battling with finding a balance between your entrepreneurial life and your personal life. Sherry Walling has a PhD in clinical psychology and specializes in entrepreneurial health. Sherry also owns ZenFounder along with her podcast and is the author of “The Entrepreneur’s Guid…
 
This week, I speak with Tyler Gillespie, the “Thinking Time Chief” of Applause Lab, a company that creates great customer video testimonials and other social proof. Before Applause Lab, Tyler sold his content writing service company, and here we discuss details on what his journey of building Applause Lab was like after selling. This is super infor…
 
Matthew Kimberley pours out some amazing insights in this week’s episode that you won’t want to miss! With a background in sales and as an author himself, Matthew has also taken over the entire program called Book Yourself Solid, which was originally created and written by Michael Port. With Book Yourself Solid, Matthew helps business owners figure…
 
For those that have been reading my blog posts, you know by now that I’ve successfully handed off my sales role to a friend-turned-team member. That team member is Isaac Marsh. Isaac is not only head of sales with Lead Cookie, but he helps test new offer strategies we put on the table as well. With a passion for writing, his natural ability to talk…
 
Why is it so important to start thinking about what acquisition looks like for your business? You’ll want to find out here in this episode with John Warrillow. John is the Founder and President of The Value Builder System and author of the books "The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business In Any Industry" and "Built to Sell: Creating …
 
Wherever “Ledge” goes, sales go up! Join this week’s episode to hear what I mean by this and get some great insight into taking leads and rocking a sales execution to help grow your revenue. David Ledgerwood, Managing Partner at Add1Zero, is someone I’ve known for years and I refer to as “Ledge” here. He and his team use a proven process for a 6 to…
 
Listen in on this week’s episode to hear about a softer, yet super powerful skill to learn for your business: Storytelling. Kyle Gray joins us from TheStoryEngine.co and walks us through how he went from working for WP Curve to becoming a bestselling author who helps startups and small businesses grow with content marketing. Kyle specializes in hel…
 
In this “best selling” episode, Kevin Anderson joins us from Kevin Anderson & Associates. With offices in New York City, Nashville, and Los Angeles, Kevin’s firm is made up of a team of New York Times bestselling writers, editors, and publishing consultants- offering all three of these top-notch services and producing high-quality content for their…
 
If you are charging hourly and have a hit ceiling, this episode is definitely for you! This week, Jonathan Stark joins me once again as we dive into his “mission to rid the world of hourly billing.” He’s a former software developer and is now the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of a podcast called Ditching Hourly, cohost of Business of A…
 
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