Serial Entrepreneur and Transformational CEO, Ben Edtl, brings a fresh, entertaining and inspiring perspective to the business podcast world. Inspired by The Formula for Market Change™, Ben wants to share his powerful concepts, lessons learned, and real-world experience so that you can free yourself from the "Merchant Mindset" and make owning a business easier and more rewarding than ever before.
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Ben dives deep into the biggest battle that every entrepreneur faces - as he dives into his own personal battle and the fight that even the most successful in this line of work have.
Posted on June 12, 2018
Let's take you through the transition I'm currently going through, and teach you not to make mistakes that will make your life difficult. Mistakes that I may or may not have made... find out!
Posted on May 16, 2018
Ben gave a talk at the Tualatin Country Club for the Rotary club of Tualatin, about the laws of creative expression, and how recently he's come into some big news that changed his life and the life of his company.
Posted on March 30, 2018
Consider Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates - they all created monster companies that changed the world on their first try. Is it luck? OR is there something else going on here?
Posted on March 27, 2018
Today on Beyond Limits, we introduce you to Bud Torcum and Mazama Media, a company out of Bend, OR who is working with Dovetail and their digital marketing. We met with Bud recently, and played some of what he and Ben had to say on social media and the effectiveness of their digital advertising strategy.
Posted on February 23, 2018
Michael Marra, the founder of ME Group joins Ben and Alex on the Podcast to talk about his journey - which includes a college degree in engineering, an engineering job, and eventually leaving that job to start a business down in Florida. He's from Pittsburgh. How did it all happen? Check him out on Beyond Limits!
Posted on February 1, 2018
If we have learned anything from Beyond Limits - it's that millennials have a ton of questions about business. So today, Ben looks at the questions members of the Millennials Entrepreneurship group have, and gives them his solutions.
Posted on January 19, 2018
Today on Beyond Limits, Ben talks about taking the next step as a businessman, using stories from not only his life as an entrepreneur, but also a guitar player in Southern California, cancer survivors, and non-profit organizations.
Posted on January 13, 2018
It's the first episode of 2018 for Beyond Limits, Serial Entrepreneur Ben Edtl takes you through how he prepares his businesses for a new year - you'll hear how Ben sounds at a meeting, how he couldn't find a parking spot at the gym, and the number one method to solving all your business problems this year.
Posted on January 5, 2018
With a number of companies in different places - Ben goes through all of the battles and hurdles he has had to fight in order to continue as a successful leader.
Posted on December 21, 2017
You've heard his voice before, but now you'll be introduced to Producer Alex Moore - who discusses his journey from Alpha Media to Dovetail - and why millennials have to become risk takers in today's business world. As one of the most curious generations, Ben dives into the thought process of millennials through Alex, as they both attempt to understand the working relationship of cross generational associates.
Posted on December 18, 2017
"Producer" Alex Moore sits down with the Owner of Dovetail Coffee Roasters, LLC, Adam Reid. They discuss his background and pivotal life experiences that shaped his perspective and career as an entrepreneur. He also shares what its like to work with Ben Edtl and explores their relationship dynamic as he strives to let go of day-to-day operations in order to focus on the mission and vision of Dovetail.
Posted on December 4, 2017
Beyond Limits Episode One explains the "Reality" of achieving growth break-through as an entrepreneur and business leader. Follow along as Serial Entrepreneur and creator of the Formula for Market Change™ Ben Edtl, takes you on an uncharted journey through his work as a CEO and Change Agent.
Posted on November 21, 2017
Don't get stuck with "merchant mentality." If you want to change your business, first you have to change your thinking.
Posted on June 29, 2017
I wanted to learn how to build a $50M real estate investment fund. So I figured I'd ask the guy that knows how. As it turns out, we've been buying real estate at retail price, while Peter Ettro scoops it up at wholesale. Today he shared a number of real estate secrets, you definitely don't want to miss. On top of that, he's an entrepreneur just like us and a very good one at that.
Posted on June 15, 2017
I just can't get over the parallels between people and the organizations we create. Most people are afraid of their gifts or, as I often refer to it, "gold" - same goes for businesses and other organizations. Don't fear the gold inside. Embrace it and thrive.
Posted on May 28, 2017
Is faith an ability or a skill? I believe that, since skills can be learned, we must rely on our abilities above all else. What's an ability? A positive trait that you can't take credit for. Something you're born with.
Posted on May 21, 2017
If you want to be a trail blazer you have to know how to sell. Learning to sell your own goods is one of the biggest challenges you will ever face as an entrepreneur. In fact, most established companies don't do a great job selling their goods. Hence, the Formula for Market Change™. There's a thousand ways to sell your company, but only one best way. That's the difference between being average and being the market leader. So be fearless and listen up!
Posted on May 12, 2017
Increasing revenue is a key aspect to running a successful business turnaround. Today I discuss the power of alignment, optimizing revenue functions and cultural integration. Listen up and get ready for a boost.
Posted on May 3, 2017
Today's show is about one thing: raising money. Raising money is pretty straight-forward, if you know how to do it. If not, you should listen to this episode. I cover all the basics.
Posted on April 23, 2017
What do hamsters, giraffes and freight trains have in common? You'll have to listen to find out. Today we sit in studio with the Director, Innovation of the Oregon SBDC, Kedma Ough. We talk about what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur. So listen up, if you want to make it.
Posted on April 16, 2017
We're rhyming today at the Ben Edtl Show. Producer Alex Moore, English Major, gets a kick out of my effort to make words. But, most importantly, I talk scale. Finance, Operations and Revenue. All things you want and need to scale if you want to be successful, but how? Listen up and find out.
Posted on April 9, 2017
Yes, you will. And you should know why before you start. That can actually help, but failing at business is all part of learning business. And, if you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you definitely need to learn business. So listen up, go out there and fail.
Posted on April 2, 2017
What do we want? Sales! When do we want it? Now! Sales: the answer to all your problems. Or, is it the cause of your problems? In today's episode we converse with Outsource VP Sales Guru John Lee and we cover a lot of ground. Comp plan strategies, getting sales people to do what you want and whether or not your sales process is hurting or helping you - so listen up!
Posted on March 26, 2017
Just me and Producer Alex Moore talking about the big issues facing startups and small businesses. We threw in a George W. Bush clip for good measure. Get ready for some good entertainment. This episode is loose and fast. We may be getting a little too comfortable...
Posted on March 21, 2017
Dave Dyer, Inc. 500 CEO of Manifesto Agency sat with me for an our to talk about brand narrative, finding your "onlyness" and how to build a successful service based business. If you want to set yourself apart from the competition, listen to every word this man says.
Posted on March 13, 2017
Our government sees HUB Collective as a "disadvantaged" business because the owner is a woman. Ask Founder & CEO of HUB Collective, Lindsey Charlet and you'll get a very different answer.
Posted on March 5, 2017
Do you know what Amazon did to Sears? Or, more appropriately, what Sears did to themselves? They sat still while someone else changed their market. Some time ago, you were solving a market problem. Now you're not. That's because it's not a problem anymore. However, there's a new problem now. And I want you to find it.
Posted on February 26, 2017
Bookkeepers aren't accountants and accountants aren't CPA's. CPA's aren't CFO's, but some CFO's are CPA's. What the f@%#? Today, Producer Alex Moore and I talk with Impact CFO's Founder, Scott Belt, to straighten this out. This show could literally be the difference between a steady diet of Top Ramen or a future of travel & leisure.
Posted on February 20, 2017
Due to the baby boom effect, 4.5 million companies will change hands in the U.S. over the next decade. We sit down with finance experts Tyler Cook & Mike Van Pelt to discuss one of the largest transfers of wealth in history.
Posted on February 13, 2017
What does the second law of Thermodynamics, Entropy and your competitive market have in common? Everything. Don't be an ice cube... Get it?
Posted on February 6, 2017
Great show today with Founder & CEO of Cascade Web Development, Ben McKinley. We discuss website technology and how to approach investing in your company's digital presence. Do not miss this show!
Posted on February 1, 2017
Follow these 5 tips to start a successful business. While everyone else wants you to focus on the details, I say focus on your approach and the details will work themselves out.
Posted on January 23, 2017
Marguerite and I discuss leadership archetypes and the defects that keep us from achieving our dreams. One of them is you. So listen up, be fearless and go get it.
Posted on January 14, 2017
Thought we'd post a special podcast about the Formula for Market Change and why I have a radio show. Ever wondered? This is for you.
Posted on January 8, 2017
Happy New Year! This year, I highly recommend you evaluate your partners and vendors. Maybe its time for an upgrade. Maybe you already know what I'm talking about. Listen and find out!
Posted on January 1, 2017
It's Christmas so I took the day off. Here's a mix composed by Producer Alex Moore. He even threw in some cuts from the last practice session. Merry Christmas.
Posted on December 25, 2016
Today I talk with my partner and EOS Integrator Ken Paskins on his approach to breaking through ceilings.
Posted on December 18, 2016
I've never started a company with my own money. Neither should you. Listen to this and you won't ever have to.
Posted on December 11, 2016
I've made way more than ten mistakes, that's for sure. But I can at least save you from the ten biggest mistakes. So listen up!
Posted on December 4, 2016
I give up my top ten secrets to being a successful entrepreneur. Don't miss it.
Posted on November 27, 2016
I dedicated this entire episode to the Formula for Market Change. Want to lead your market, you'll have to change it.
Posted on November 20, 2016
Do you have a narrative in your head holding you back? Don't miss this great episode of the Ben Edtl Show with co-host Patrick Lyons, a corporate culture expert from the Fortune 500.
Posted on November 13, 2016