077 – How to Build a Business with Omar Zenhom

Omar Zenhom

When the frustration and the pain of your job or your profession becomes great enough you will make a change, so says our guest for today’s episode Mr. Omar Zenhom. And Omar would know, he spent 13 years in the teaching world before making the leap into entrepreneurship.

He had had side projects since 2000 but one day his frustration overtook his fears, and he knew he had to leave his job as an educator and start his own business. Today he educates people how to build businesses through tools on his web site and his podcast, The $100 MBA.

On this show he gives us practical suggestions on how to find your ideal business idea and how to make the transition from working for someone else to running your own business.


  • What tools did he use while building his businesses on the side?
  • Why it’s better to focus on changing one person with your work, rather than the entire world.
  • How to look at your hobbies, interests and skills to find inspiration for business ideas.
  • You don’t have to be an expert to start a business, but you must be this. What is it?
  • What did his failed podcast teach him and what does it mean for you?
  • What role should money play in choosing your career?
  • There is one skill all business owners and entrepreneurs should have, according to Omar. What is it and how can you perfect it?
  • How can you make the transition from a regular job to business owner as smooth as possible?


  • Why you should be worried if you are not failing.
  • What would Omar do differently if he could start over?
  • How did he learn his biggest lessons in his business?

If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear a few additional minutes of the interview, Click here to get the exclusive bonus material.


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