Episode 23: From Ideation To Execution: Growing & Scaling Your Brand w/ Anuj Patel

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What does it take to grow your idea into something tangible? In episode 23, we chat with Anuj Patel, COO and Co-Founder of Daily Beat Media about how he and his co-founder launched Daily Beat Media and grew it from one site to being the premiere digital media network for electronic dance music. The network now consists of multiple editorial platforms, a virtual reality studio, and online radio show. What started out as an idea that his team saw had “legs” has now grown into an entity that has over 6 million monthly views. Anuj keeps it real about the work that is involved in pursuing entrepreneurship and scaling a digital media company. He also shares the lessons he has learned along the way. My favorite quote from this episode? “We’re not always chasing the money…we’re chasing our own success and excellence.” 

IN THIS PODCAST YOU’LL LEARN:
– The impact and Influence of growing up in an Indian household as a first generation American
– Which is better: Getting experience FIRST or learn along the way?
– Why Anuj thinks the word “entrepreneur” is dead
-The process & strategy Anuj used for launching his niche media company – Daily Beat
– Why focusing on your niche is important when you’re just starting
– How to avoid distractions during growth
– How to incentivize your team for performance
-The crucial steps to growing & scaling your brand + maximizing growth
-What to do to form strategic relationships for your brand
– The one thing Anuj regrets + his PROUDEST moment yet as an entrepreneur
– Anuj’s biggest inspiration/heroes

ANUJ’S QUOTABLES:

  1. “We’re not always chasing the money…we’re chasing our own success and excellence.”

2. “The early days were confusing because you have to figure out what you want to do. Who do we want to be and what do we want to represent?”

3. “Start small and think about how you want to focus on one thing. Be really good at that one thing. Then you can apply your formula to expanding and bringing other projects.”

4. “As you scale up you have to realize your brand is also growing and you have to be aware of what is being tied to your brand.”

5. “Say what you want to say.”

6. “You can’t always be about business all the time. You need to stay creative.”

7. “Don’t take no for an answer.”

8. “Target companies by utilizing connections.If you have a connection, try to use it.”

9. “If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, don’t do it.”

10. “In the beginning, if you don’t work, you’re company isn’t going to work.”

ANUJ’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:

1. Preserverance

2. Phone

3. Passion

CONNECT WITH ANUJ PATEL/DAILY BEAT ONLINE:
Twitter: @anujjiepatel
Instagram: @anujjuna
Site: www.dailybeatmedia.com

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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