As entrepreneurs, we will always have those inspiring “eureka” moments that make us want to dive in and take action immediately. However, before getting started with your business plan and setting up that landing page, there is one crucial step you need to take.
Validating your idea is necessary to making sure you have the right solution for the right audience. In this episode, I sit down with Youpreneur member and podcast host of Excellence Expected, Mark Asquith as he walks us through his entrepreneurial journey so far, how he validated his own ideas and why it's important not just at the beginning of the business but as it continues to grow.
We also talk about mastering the art of the customer conversation, asking the right questions and why podcasting takes more than just turning your mic on.
Validation does take a little work to do the research and really deliberate, but you'll find it worth your while to ensure that you don't end up wasting your time, effort and resources on something that might not be worth it! This was a great chat with Mark, so sit back, get comfortable and dive in.Validation is about mastering the art of the customer conversation. - Mark Asquith, host of Excellence Expected #youpreneur Click To Tweet
Essential Learning Points From This Episode:
- How Mark got started with podcasting and his current business, Podcast Websites.
- What is the top reason for why so many entrepreneurs haven't picked up podcasting yet
- Chris and Mark talk about criticism and how it's necessary for the validation process
- What Mark is excited about when it comes to the future of podcasting.
- Chris and Mark talk about repurposing content through different mediums.
- Much, much more!
Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:
- Podcast Websites
- Excellence Expected Podcast
- Mark Asquith on Twitter
- Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast
- Cliff Ravenscraft
- Virtual Staff Finder
- Serial Podcast
- Tim Ferriss
- Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
- YOUPRENEUR ACADEMY
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Chris founded Youpreneur® in 2015. He is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling books “Virtual Freedom” and “Rise of the Youpreneur”. He hosts our podcast, live events and coaches our clients inside the Youpreneur Incubator. Chris is based in Cambridge, UK.