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  1. oogway888

    Challenge: Getting an initial audience before official launch; How to overcome it?

    EXECUTION 
    Say you made Instagram. Your first competitor is Facebook. How do you get the initial audience? If I were a new user and saw Instagram - I would not engage on the site unless it has a large of audience already (eg; private networking where you have a beta test and somehow gathered thousands of...
  2. Walter Hay

    How Commission Reps Helped to Rapidly Grow My Business

    My importing and B2B marketing business began its life in our farmhouse 1 ½ hours’ drive from a big city. I started the ball rolling by travelling to the outer suburbs and visiting schools where in face to face discussions with school principals I obtained orders for school badges, mostly...
  3. B

    Time to start reading intensely

    MINDSET 
    MJ and other successful people really kicked my a$$ in terms of what I am willing to do to and need to do to be successful. I need to be honest with myself and understand that I have probably read less then 30 books in my life. And im 25. That is really scary :s. So I just ordered 10 topical...
  4. B

    Learning Java Script - Progress Documentation

    EXECUTION 
    Hey all. Where to begin?... I've been reading the forum for a week or 2 now, learning, soaking up wisdom like a sponge. I want to learn programing and web development, because I'd like to change my job at the very least, but hopefully become a freelancer, so I can work from home. I'm 25 and...
  5. L

    ISO: Accountability Partner!

    MINDSET 
    My real estate group and I are looking for accountability partners for a weekly call to make sure we all stay on track and our goals. Looking forward to an inclusive environment where we can share ideas and processes. About us: Boston based real estate group that's rapidly growing, 2019...
  6. Thinh

    Has anyone really reached their goals?

    MINDSET 
    Hi folks, I'm curious. Has anyone here in this forum really reached their initial goals? By that, I mean starting with nothing, and deciding "I will do X and earn X in X days/weeks/months/years" and actually achieved it? I don't know, it seems to me pursuing a goal is actually...
  7. Walter Hay

    Starting a business with the intention of selling franchises.

    The outright sale of a business doesn’t often take place until it has been trading for a long period of time. This thread is intended to produce some ideas for those who see an opportunity to develop a business that could be saleable after a year or two of profitable operation. My point is...
  8. Walter Hay

    Walter Hay's Business Books

    MARKETPLACE 
    Well, I have become a serial business book writer. Three down, with at least one more residing in my brain. The 3 books so far are based on: A lifetime of success in sales and marketing, while designing, copywriting, and structuring all of my own advertising in both major businesses I...
  9. pat9000

    Feeling Down The Past Few Days

    MINDSET 
    Hey guys, Recently I've hit a rough patch on my journey and I am at this point of where I feel I can't run back to the SCRIPTED world but at the same time, my journey into the UNSCRIPTED world is still long and arduous. It's like this weird middle ground where I can't move forward or backward...
  10. U

    Lets grow Instagram accounts together

    SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 
    Hello all, I know many of you already heard of engagement groups on IG. I’ve just got added in one new one. The rules are pretty simple...someone send their new post to the group and other members like it and write some non spam looking comment...if someone post an image of a car, others...
  11. pat9000

    Becoming Selfless over Selfish

    MINDSET 
    Hey guys, I started my Entrepreneurial journey a few years ago. I had a mentor who owned 5 residential houses and we worked together for a year understanding the ins and outs. This brought me into a passive income mindset and I picked up a lot of his habits as he was my first mentor. He was...
  12. G

    Being disgusted instigates change.

    EXECUTION 
    Wow. Today I just found a piece of my pursuit of entrepreneurship beginning/infant stages . This quote was put on social media in 2016 EXACTLY 2 years ago from today. That was a LONG time ago for me. Here is the quote that later brought me to where I am today. May I remind you this was BEFORE I...
  13. Varun

    Retail industry B&M stores(consumer electronics). Is omnichanneling the way?

    So now B&M stores in my country(India) have started feeling the heat from online players like Amazon and Flipkart. Most of them are unwilling to change and are content to grumble. How do I add value to the customer's lives? As it stands, customers go online to shop(especially for cameras and...
  14. Varun

    Couple of questions from a beginner

    Hi, I've started a website for affiliate marketing in the fitness industry. I know my goals, there's no control. In it for industry experience, to raise some capital and ultimately create my own product based on need/pain points etc. My question is - how do I know when I've become good enough...
  15. Zest

    Show me where I am wrong -- Growing and monetizing a new website

    Here I'll post what my general ideas are when it comes to growing and monetizing a brand new website. I am absolutely green when it comes to this so for those who have been there and done that, please do tell me where I am mistaken or flat out wrong about any of what I am about to post. I have...
  16. FreedomXX

    Building My Second Business

    INTRO 
    Hey fastlaneforum, this is özzie from Berlin. I have built an online sound business for the last 4 years (rastsound.com) from zero and now running it with a small team. Also now we are building a second business (freedomxx.com), this time with experts of business, psychology and communication...
  17. Drive2Riches

    I am in a better spot now - after reading TMF in '14

    MINDSET FTE 
    I knew things were going to change after reading the book. But I still don't feel like it's going fast enough for me. However, I've been working my tail off and, if I allow myself to remember how shitty it was -- collections agencies, state aid, borrowing/getting money from family, gf paying...
  18. V

    Getting back on fastlane

    Hi all, I was on Fastlane it feels like a few years ago. I looked around, wasn't sure what to do. Then, I started an investment company, did very well, then my partner had a lot of issues, and we had to close down (he was the trader). Now, I've restarted and reinvested. I've opened up an...
  19. Hassan

    Best Way to Expand My Wife's Tutoring Business? (not an askhole, I promise)

    EXECUTION 
    So we launched a Arabic home tutoring business for kids... It's been exactly 1 year now. We've made some progress, but things have started to plateau. Her income is capped at £800-900/month from a couple of evening clients and busy weekends. But I know I can drum up MUCH more business, + I want...
  20. mrarcher

    If you had 1 hour with MJ, or someone similar...

    HOT! MINDSET 
    I thought this might be a good thought exercise for the forum. Especially if we get participation from both sides. Here's the deal.. If you are a new or growing entrepreneur (or just want to play along of course) We all have some successful entrepreneurs we look up to and would love to know...
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