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About CEO Coach

Everything you need to do business on the web. From funding to finance, setup to staffing, branding to biz-dev, co-hosts Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy have between them, more than 50 years of success in nurturing businesses to become global brands. Gillian co-founded Moz and serves on boards on four continents. Anne was a founding board member of and guided numerous Internet start-ups, including Zillow. Together, and with occasional guest experts, they break down the art of small business from the ground up.

Latest Show Episodes & Updates

Equipping Owners, Freaks and Weirdos Who Will Inherit the Earth
Air Date: December 15, 2014

0 Chris Brogan, New York times best selling author of this year’s The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and Just Start Here and six more books, and Founder and CEO of Owner Media Group talks with Anne about “owning the game you most want to win”, as he puts it. Just what does he mean […]

Why YOUtility Marketing is Way Better than the MadMen Way
Air Date: December 8, 2014

0 Anne and Gillian welcome Jay Baer, author Of  Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype and President of Convince and Convert, a social media firm that works with major brands to take their marketing from good to great, and ranks the worlds number 1 content marketing resource according to the Content Marketing Institute. Jay talks […]

Breaking Out on Your Own; Running a Sole Proprietor Consultancy
Air Date: December 1, 2014

0 Special guest Bill Hunt, CEO and Founder of Back-Azimuth Consulting, and best-selling author has built and sold not one or two consultancies, but FIVE, one of them twice to the same company. Listen in as Gillian and Anne pick Bill’s brain with the questions we have been longing to ask him. How to keep […]

Starting a Business in India — What Do You Need to Know?
Air Date: November 25, 2014

0 Indias middle class has swelled to 350 million eager consumers with money in their pockets. If you’re tempted to do business in India, here’s what you must know about marketing there from Millie Khanna, CEO and Founder of Talespinners, a New Delhi social media agency, and also Entrepreneur in Residence at Outlines  Venture Group. […]

What Entrepreneurs Should Do to Stay Focused on Their Business
Air Date: November 17, 2014

0 Anne and Gillian talk with Stone Temple founder and CEO Eric Enge discuss a number of areas all entrepreneurs should be aware and cover if they want to be free to build the business. The first tip is that the company leaders need to be able to focus and should not be worrying about […]

Save the COO – Protect the Wizard
Air Date: November 10, 2014

0 Anne and Gillian discuss a looming and disturbing emerging trend (as reported by Marketplace recently) to edit COO positions out of corporate org charts, even though history shows us ALL successful companies have two at the top — or not far from it — with vastly different management styles. Think Right Brain / Left […]

Forecasting with DryRun
Air Date: November 3, 2014

2 Guest Blaine Bertsch of explains the critical importance of tracking cash flow, and even more important, projecting future cash flows. Blaine developed DryRun after years of managing his digital design firm to give him what he needed to make informed decisions for his business. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Corporate Culture – Sales Connection
Air Date: October 27, 2014

0 Gillian and Anne discuss what you need to know about how your culture affects your sales. Sales success in the age of social media and SEO is different; the tools and toys HAVE changed the game. If you rely on new media for brand communication, the message you spread in your marketing must flow through […]

Content Marketing, Mobile and Links – Whats New in SEO from Pubcon 2014
Air Date: October 20, 2014

0 Anne reports some interesting search marketing takeaways from her visit to PubCon 2014 in Las Vegas, that all entrpereneurs should be aware of, including: Authorship influence down entities up. Content marketing is king, not content — budget as much to market your content as you do to create it. Links remain important, ability to […]

Securities Law Update with John Myer
Air Date: October 13, 2014

1 Before you raise that first round, listen to our guest Seattle securities lawyer John Myer explain how to stay clear of problems in raising capital — crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and raising capital through accredited investors. Recent changes in the funding ecosystem are requiring new input from regulators, and some of that is not entirely clear […]