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Derek talks with former MB player Jake Fox about his athletic and entrepreneurial journey. Jake opens up about stories from the locker room, the challenge of finding balance, making tough decisions to put family first, and about his new company.

Former MLB Player and Minor League legend, Jake Fox recently launched new clothing line, The Fox Code.

The Fox Code, created in conjunction with partner, Alexy Posner, is a lifestyle and clothing line geared to capture the mentally behind baseball. Throughout his years of experience in the Majors and Minor Leagues, Fox has developed a "Code" that helps players navigate the ups and downs of the sport. His ripple impact from his 13 years as a Professional Baseball player is unparalleled; now, as he shifts into a new role as a Hitting Coach in the San Francisco Giants organization, Fox is ready to share what he's learned with the world.

"We’re selling a mindset, we’re selling an idea, we’re selling an attitude, where people can enjoy the ride, enjoy the journey and strive to look for the joys in everyday life that people miss or that we, as baseball players, take for granted,” Fox said.

The brand, which will develop into a podcast launching this fall, is truly a line that promotes a way of life. The Fox Code logo says it all. The dynamic duo use the “greater than” sign to show their true purpose for the brand.

“We really want to help people see that they’re really in competition with themselves; with the person they were the day before,” said co-creator, Alexy Posner. “We want to show not only baseball players, but everyone, just go out there and strive to be their best self day in and day out.”

Through the ups and downs of life, Fox’s goal has always been to motivate his players and others around him. Baseball, a game based on failure, can teach great lessons when you pay attention and enjoy the ride. The Fox Code is a brand that represents the witty and charismatic one-liners that Jake has used to teach his players to live in the moment.

Learn more at Website: www.thefox-code.com
Instagram: @thefoxcode

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To make a very successful crowdfunding, you have to be very clear on your mission. Suzanne Paulinski has been very successful with crowdfunding for musicians, and shares some great tips on how you can be successful in your crowdfunding.

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Alma Abreu is the founder of 360AgilePro, which helps business owners understand more about what it is that there customers want, and help build the product or service around that need.

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On this edition of the BLS Minute, Rick Cesari gives his 5th key to build a great brand. Rick is a pioneer of direct response marketing, and he now shares the lessons he has learned on what works, and what does not work. Be sure to check out the full podcast episode to hear all 5 keys to building a great brand.

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Brent Medders has 29 Domino's locations, who first started out as just a driver, and has won countless awards. In this episode of the BLS minute, Brent shares his story of how he started with Dominos 38 years ago, and how he has now become one of the top nationwide franchisee's in the country.

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Derek talks with Ishveen Anand, CEO + Founder at OpenSponsorship. Ishveen shares her entrepreneurial journey, key leadership principles, and how she built the category leader.

The startup was born out of her experience as a successful sports agent in India and the UK. OpenSponsorship now has over 5,500 athletes, teams and events being managed to brands globally looking for sports marketing opportunities. Ishveen was included in the Forbes 30under30 sports list in 2015 and OpenSponsorship was named a finalist in the 2015 Sports Technology Awards, category of best technology facilitating commercial returns. She graduated from Oxford University.

OpenSponsorship is a two-sided marketplace for sports sponsorship that makes sponsorship accessible, efficient and data-driven. Brands can save time and energy sifting through opportunities by using the easy but comprehensive search, then connect with the relevant partnerships which are listed directly by the teams, athletes, federation, events or their agencies.

Learn more at http://opensponsorship.com/

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You'll get 100 "No's" for every "YES!" Perseverance is key to growing a business. David Lane shares a story of how he pitched the idea of putting tvs in elevators to sell advertisement, and he kept getting turned down for the idea. He was told it would never work, and he lost confidence. He learned that focus, discipline, and execution are the keys to any businesses success. Stick to the goals until you achieve them.

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Art Shamsky, former MLB player who won the 1969 World Series with the NY Mets. Art was not always in New York, in fact he was a transplant to New York when he got drafted by the team. He then lived there for 50 years after winning the championship.

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You cannot just write out the core values of your business, you have to live them out! Marisa talks more about this important element in being a leader of a company. This also helped her make a very tough decision to step down from a company, knowing she could not be the leader that the company needed.

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Signing on new customers is more expensive than trying to retain an existing customer. Too often companies focus too much on new customer acquisition, rather than current customer retention. When you focus on your current customers, they will refer new customers to you, and will help keep customers happier, and longer.

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