Let’s just start with this. I’m not a big fan of watching a ton of television. And lately I’ve been enjoying reading “The Four Hour Body,” “1491” and “End The Fed.”
But there are a few good TV shows that I’ve noticed lately. I mentioned a few posts back that I just watched my first season of “The Apprentice.” That’s a fun business show even though the contestants are often terrible sales people.
And I’ve found two more business shows that I enjoy AND contain good business lessons.
1) Tabitha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo) and
2) Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
The focal point of both shows are business savvy entrepreneurs in Tabatha Coffey and Gordon Ramsay. They know how to run a business, and their job is to teach it to business-illiterate business-owners.
There are lessons abound for all business owners, Internet entrepreneurs included.
One of the first things Gordon does is simplify the restaurant menu. Every copywriter has had a chance to give that advice before.
And a recent show with Tabitha was very comical indeed when the salon owner revealed she was sending out mailings starting with, “Frankly, I’m shocked you haven’t come in for a haircut.”
Who hasn’t heard that line in the IM niche!?
So the shows are easy to relate to your own business and great for motivation. What would Tabitha or Gordon have to say about your business?
If you check them out, let me know.
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Looks awesome JW, thanks for the rec. May have to watch the episodes online.
Haha… I just walked downstairs to get some tea and my wife was watching that Episode where the salon owner was sending out the “I’m Confused” letter (my wife is a salon owner).
Since Tabitha was saying how the mailings were stupid and ineffective, I had to explain to my wife the difference between GOOD direct mail letters… and BAD ones like the way that owner used the famous “I’m confused” letter 🙂
I had the same conversation with my girl friend! That lady was crazy, and too many coupons. But mailings aren’t bad, she should have just hired a professional rather than copying Mr. guru.
Funny all the same. Nice to see you here Jeremy!