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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Jan 30, 2017

Conrado Lamas is a journalist who's been working with startups and digital marketing for almost 5 years now. He explains how writers could and should transit to digital marketing, and how everything is learnable. Conrado works at Carts Guru, after successfully releasing Mailtrack and transforming it into a leader of its success.

 

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • How to understand people's behaviours using empathy.
  • A brief history on traditional journalism and why today is so different.
  • The trending "fake news" and what it means to professional journalism.
  • Why Google rewards good journalism with better search rankings.
  • What you can do to engage in contemporary journalism.
Jan 27, 2017

Amar Vyas is a husband, Co-founder of Kamakshi Media, and sometimes a writer. A self-described nomad, Amar has lived in fifteen cities over the past twenty years, including two years spent at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Indian Institute of Management, (A) Ahmedabad for his MBA. In his spare time, Amar likes exploring offbeat places, learning Gujarati from his wife, and spending time with his dog, Buddy. Amar and his family lives in Bangalore, India.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/amar-vyas-product/

 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why entrepreneurs need to be as smart as possible with their seed funding.
  • The 3 questions Amar asked when starting his media business.
  • Why WhatsApp may be the biggest missing piece to your marketing and content distribution channels.
  • The magic "Tardis" podcast boxes that may soon be all over India.
  • How bots will transform the delivery of audio content.
Jan 25, 2017

Nina Meiers loves the leverage and flexibility technology provides and decided to embark on a farming journey growing healthy, delicious foods without chemicals.  Nina is an offline farmer and online entrepreneur who juggles feeding the chooks and alpacas with building websites and ecommerce for a range of companies, locally and nationally. Nina loves the grounded lifestyle of being a farmer combined with the location-independence that online business provides.

 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How you can work remotely as a freelancer.
  • Why DotNetNuke content management system is underrated.
  • The unique customer service tactics that Nina used to grow her client list.
  • When to bill your clients even when they aren't being cooperative.
  • How to be more productive by unplugging from technology.
Jan 23, 2017

Anthony Delgado has been an explorer of the digital space for over a decade. From transforming start-ups into multi-million dollar organizations, to helping nonprofits develop digital solutions to real world problems, Anthony’s passion is using software to help change the way people interact with the world around them. Anthony is a full stack developer and technology hero at websignia, a digital strategy and innovation agency. websignia has worked with a wide variety of different companies including sports, media, entertainment, healthcare, government agencies and non-profits.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/anthony-delgado-technology/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • What a hackathon is and how it can help launch your career or product.
  • How to get superpowers using the Twilio API.
  • The 3 consecutive winning hackathon entries that Anthony's team delivered.
  • 5 ways to dominate your next hackathon.
Jan 20, 2017

Avrohom Gottheil helps businesses save time and money by ensuring they have the right technology in place to effectively optimize their business communications.  Avrohom has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years, and businesses from all over the world have reached out to him for his expertise in assisting them with installing, managing, maintaining, and training them on their phone systems. This past year Avrohom's company, SimiPlex Technologies, launched a new product portfolio which enables him to help businesses take their communications to the cloud!

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/avrohom-gottheil-entrepreneurship/

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why being self-aware is more important than being good at your job.
  • Why having the right support system in place is critical to your business success.
  • The best way to ensure that your company grows and evolves.
  • Why Avrohom hired 3 coaches simultaneously and the biggest lesson they taught him.
  • How to fold time and find shortcuts to success.
Jan 18, 2017

The steps Justin Esgar takes to ensure that guests have a great conference, leave positive reviews and book again next year.

 

Justin Esgar filed his patents at conception, and today he is a serial entrepreneur, Mac guru, app developer, conference owner and speaker who revels in making life better for everyone through technological innovation.

 

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What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How to build your businesses like a wheel with spokes where each venture supports the other.
  • Why Justin built the ACEs Conference focusing on the business side of IT.
  • How to avoid losing $20K when hosting your first conference.
  • The 5 things you need to put on a great show.
  • The kinds of sponsors that would be good for your event.
  • The steps Justin takes on launch day to ensure that guests have a great conference, leave positive reviews and book again next year.

 

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Jan 16, 2017

Anthony D. Vaughan is 3X founder and the current CEO of Cognizance Capital Consulting, which focuses on bringing new and innovative content to first time entrepreneurs as well as marketing disciplines to small business owners. Cognizance Capital has served will over 600 entrepreneurs. Anthony has had the privilege of speaking at Colleges such as Towson, Maryland and Mcdaniel University where he shared his 4+ years of experience.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/anthony-vaughan-business/

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why 90% of Anthony's clients are not ready for business.
  • Why technology professionals tend to work on the wrong things when launching their business.
  • Examples of how other entrepreneurs pre-sold their ideas before building them.
  • Why getting "rejection proof" is critical to succeeding in business.
  • The differences between influencer marketing and context marketing and when you should use both.
Jan 13, 2017

Justin Constantine is a former Marine and attorney and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq. He recently completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines.

 

What You Will Learn In This Episode

  • The harrowing story of how Justin Constantine took a sniper bullet to the head and how he faced recovery.
  • Why your company wants you to be a leader and what you can do about it.
  • What the Marines taught Justin about leadership and how that applies to technical professionals.
  • How to design the perfect life for yourself and who can help make it a reality.
  • How you can avoid being bounced around like a pinball and determine your own path to success.
Jan 11, 2017

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/aaron-walker-business/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • What the loss of his father taught Aaron about relationships and his net worth.
  • How introverted people can develop more confidence.
  • How to develop a passionate following through videos, even with messy hair and unprofessional backdrops.
  • How the "Give, Give, Give, Ask" method can grow your business.
  • Why Aaron believes chasing work-life balance is a fallacy.

 

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Jan 9, 2017

James Studdart is a solutions architect and technical team lead, specialising in the .Net stack, with over 10yrs experience in the development industry. He has work in a multitude of different sectors including, but not limited to, Holidays, Intentional freight, medical and automotive.

James recently started a new podcast to help other developers progress in their careers by asking the experts the questions you want to ask but maybe don't have the time to.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/james-studdart-career/

 

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why developers struggle with Imposter Syndrome.
  • How to decide which framework to use when new ones are popping up every day.
  • The biggest mistake holding intermediate developers' careers back.
  • How James launched his own developer podcast.
  • How to avoid gettign pigeon-holed into one technology.

 

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Jan 6, 2017

Krish Subramanian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chargebee, a Subscription Billing Solution for Online Businesses. Krish is in-charge of business development, overall marketing, customer acquisition, communications and brand management. While at it, Krish continues to remain a member of customer support team.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/krish-subramanian-business/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why Krish and his co-founders decided to build a team before building a product.
  • Why SaaS is where it's at.
  • Why accounting practices and accounting software is easy for your MVP but difficult when you scale your SaaS.
  • The technology behind Chargebee's subscription billing APIs and how easy it is to integrate.
  • How Krish mined forums for problems in his domain space and then used those questions to build social media and marketing content.
Jan 4, 2017

Tiffany Simpson is a digital media consultant who's journey as an entrepreneur took an about turn when her son was diagnosed with autism. It was during this challenge when Tiffany decided to create computer games and mobile apps to help her son develop his speech. She has since created more solutions to improve her son's educational and social skills.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tiffany-simpson-product/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • How Tiffany learned to build apps with no prior development training.
  • The rate of improvement her autistic son showed after using her apps.
  • Why the quality of your graphics and UI probably doesn't matter as much as you think it does.
  • The biggest mistake Tiffany learned when launching her business and what she's learned from it.
  • How Tiffany kept software pirates from making illegal copies of her software.
Jan 2, 2017

Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, soloprenuers and technical professionals get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.

Tom was a past guest on Hello Tech Pros. Click here to listen to episode 241: How Being a Podcast Guest Will Generate More Sales for Your Business.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tom-schwab-business/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why running your own business is more difficult than running a nuclear power plant.
  • The 6 steps to pwning a podcast interview.
  • The perfect pitch to make a podcast host fall in love with you and invite you on their show.
  • A "failure is not an option" checklist so that your interview doesn't crash and burn due to technical difficulties.
  • Steps to take after the interview to reach the most number of people.
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