Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Financial Lessons from BBC Dragons Den and Human Behavior Lessons with Vanessa Van Edwards





Show Notes for “Help My Business!” Episode #185 (Scroll down for Comments)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

TrySumoMe (must-have free plugin that works on any website)

Easy Mailing System (Print mailing labels at home in the U.S.)

Membership Profits Live (3 Day Membership Site Training)

ScienceOfPeople (Vanessa Van Edwards Human Psychology expert)

NiftyClicks (Discover the best online tools and resources)

Submit Your Website For Review (on the Internet Intervention Segment)

Big Lessons Book (Andrew’s NEW book for small business marketing strategies)

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I’m an avid viewer of Shark Tank, the popular ‘pitch your business idea for investment’ TV show.  Did you know it’s based off a BBC TV show called “Dragons Den”?  Well, it is, and Dragons Den is still going strong, now in its 10th season!  

In this episode I introduce you to a couple of entrepreneurs who launched a small business idea called City Tuk Tuk’s, and wanted the ‘dragons’ to invest in it.  Just one small problem – they couldn’t remember how much money they’d brought in since the business started.  You know, those little financial details called “turnover” and “net profit“.  It’s truly excruciating to watc, especially when they bring in their financial director, who continues to flub the figures.  Oh. My. Goodness.

My guest this week is Vanessa Van Edwards, a behavioral investigator who is full of fascinating insights into why we do what we do.  Vanessa is a columnist for Huffington Post and her studies have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on the Today Show. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.

Look out for Vanessa’s “asking for directions” study, which produced jaw dropping results.  She describes herself as a modern day, geeky Dale Carnegie, and we discuss all kinds of topics from 

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