Electronic Gentlemen Podcast

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About the show

The EG podcast provides an inside look at running a remote consulting business from the perspective of two guys lucky enough to work with the best people we know. We talk about leaving our full-time jobs, the road we took to get here, and the roles we play in the companies we helped form. We discuss what it's like to have a workforce scattered all over the U.S. (and London). We cover the challenges we face, lessons we have learned along the way, and why we like talking about our jobs so much.

Our hope is that these experiences will be of interest to others who are looking to venture out on their own, or those who may have already started and are well on their way. We will answer questions submitted via the website and also provide a platform for other small business owners to share their experiences as well.

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Episodes

  • Episode 16: Selling To Your Audience

    August 14th, 2018  |  48 mins 23 secs
    sales

    After a lengthy summer hiatus, Derrick has a chat with litigation support guru and podcast extraordinaire, Robb Helt. Robb is an industry veteran who knows the business like few others. He is currently the driving force at DeFacto Trialworks, and lives and breathes the strategies he presents in this episode. He takes us through his sales process and provides valuable insight for any small consulting business looking to increase their customer base. Learn more about Defacto at http://defactotrial.com and check out Robb's podcast at http://podcast.defactotrial.com/

  • Episode 15: Criticism and the 1-Star Review

    June 20th, 2018  |  34 mins 58 secs
    criticism, customers, linkedin, software, support, yelp

    Eric and Derrick discuss responding to criticism and the most productive way to confront clients and customers who aren't happy with your work.

  • Episode 14: David Hergert - Financial Advisor (Continued)

    May 29th, 2018  |  37 mins 40 secs
    benefits, david, finances, hergert, insurance, planning, retirement

    Derrick continues his chat with Core's primary financial advisor, David Hergert, and goes into further detail about retirement plan options. Between this episode and last week's, they discuss everything from cash reserves, contingency planning, corporate structure, setting up employee benefits, and making sure your business is covered with liability insurance. To find out more about David and the services he offers, check out his profile at Ameriprise.

  • Episode 13: David Hergert - Financial Advisor

    May 14th, 2018  |  30 mins 51 secs
    benefits, david, finances, hergert, insurance, planning, retirement

    Derrick has a chat with Core's primary financial advisor, David Hergert, to discuss the many financial considerations when starting a small business. Between this episode and the next, they discuss everything from cash reserves, contingency planning, corporate structure, setting up employee benefits, and making sure your business is covered with liability insurance. To find out more about David and the services he offers, check out his profile at Ameriprise. https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/david.hergert/

  • Episode 12: Striking a Balance

    April 23rd, 2018  |  35 mins 33 secs
    balance, consulting, hassle

    Eric and Derrick are back with a new episode about the need to find balance in so many aspects of running a consulting business. After a particularly hectic couple of months, it seemed like a good way to jump back in. Work vs family, casual vs professional, valuable vs high-maintenance - always walking a tightrope to try and keep everyone happy and keep your business moving in the right direction.

  • Episode 11: Please Call Me ASAP

    March 3rd, 2018  |  27 mins 36 secs
    email, facebook, rant, voicemail

    In this episode, Eric and Derrick do their best to offend almost everyone with their take on business communication processes and procedures. Voicemails? Unhelpful emails? Small talk chats on business calls? There are a few rants, a few laughs, and hopefully laced throughout, there are some helpful tips for make the most of your business communications.

  • Episode 10: Just A Couple Of Tools

    February 9th, 2018  |  30 mins 38 secs
    dropbox, google, gsuite, harvest, resilio, tools, wix

    This week Eric and Derrick discuss a few of the essential online tools they recommend when starting your business. In lieu of comprehensive, unbiased reviews of all the options out there, they rather lazily give you biased reviews based on nothing but gut feelings and the simple fact that they don't hate these tools after using them every day for years on end.

  • Episode 9: creADDive Lessons | Alex Miller

    January 22nd, 2018  |  33 mins 43 secs
    alex, art, maxwell, onewheel, zachary

    In this week's episode, Derrick chats with friend and Core colleague, Alex Miller, about his passion for fine art, construction graphics and his newest source of anticipation, the OneWheel. But the real story here is an idea that he and his kids have developed over the past several years that he recently took public called creADDive Lessons. http://www.creaddivelessons.com. Great concept and great execution.

  • Episode 8: Shock of Silence

    January 13th, 2018  |  28 mins 54 secs
    balance, new, routine, silence, start, unsettling, vacation

    The topic this week is what to expect when you first start working with a remote team you don't know, and how to establish an effective work routine right off the bat.

  • Episode 7: Finding The Ladder

    January 5th, 2018  |  33 mins 9 secs
    build, ladder, promotion, raises, self-start

    Eric and Derrick discuss the infamous corporate ladder and provide their take on the differences between advancing at a large company versus a small one.

  • Episode 6: Extended Family

    December 22nd, 2017  |  23 mins 47 secs
    empathy, family, gifts, holiday

    In a somewhat holiday-themed episode, Derrick talks with special guest and colleague, Kim Levine, about her key role in creating a close-knit culture at Core. They discuss the importance of trying to maintain that vibe as the company grows, and how fortunate they are to work with such a great team.

  • Episode 5: Please Remember To Clock Out

    December 14th, 2017  |  28 mins 15 secs
    bonus, breaks, hiring, hr, management, proposals, salary

    Eric and Derrick rattle off their opinions on management styles and philosophies - including employee handbooks, vacations, and sitting around doing nothing - and how that helped inform the way they interface with current employees.

    Also, Eric confirms that there are indeed bad questions that you should not ask a potential employer during an interview. Sadly, he doesn't tell you what they are.