Episode #195: Exploring Platform University w/ John Meese

In this episode, John and I dive into the crazy world of starting and building a business online. At the time of recording the country was locking down quickly and in dramatic fashion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an interesting conversation, especially when you think about all of the people who were forced to focus on maintaining a business by pivoting online under a very tight timeline. Enjoy!



About John Meese

Hi friend 👋 I’m John Meese, a traditionally-trained economist turned serial entrepreneur.

Most entrepreneurs are overworked and underpaid by the boss in the mirror. That’s why I break down every business success into a repeatable, step-by-step process so you can build a business that fuels your life (rather than the other way around).

I’m the author of the book Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One) which will be available in January 2021.

  • I’m a co-founder of Notable Themes, where we sell WordPress themes and plugins designed to help creators build beautiful websites;
  • I’m CEO of Cowork Columbia, an entrepreneur center I founded in my hometown to support my local business community;
  • I’m the Dean of Platform University, where I teach professionals how to build a personal brand business online.

I’ve worked closely with multiple clients who have repeatedly hit the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in America. I currently offer strategic advisory services to a limited selection of companies, as well.


About Platform University

History of Platform University

In 2012, Michael Hyatt published the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to share his experience building his own online platform—and the book hit a nerve, immediately becoming a New York Times bestseller!

After the success of the Platform book, Michael founded Platform University as an online community to help others achieve the same level of success.

To date, more than 20,000 students have gone through Platform University’s learning program—nearly 5,000 active members are working on their platform in the community right now!

As the community (and content archive) continued to grow, Michael saw the need to build a dedicated Platform University team—which is what brought us to where the community is today, with a full-time Dean of Students (John Meese) and a dedicated research & production team to keep Platform University on the cutting-edge of the industry.

What’s Inside Platform University?

There is always free content available on our Platform University Blog, but the true core training resources are only available to our members, inside the community.

Inside the membership, you’ll find an archive of more than 200 premium training lessons (mostly in-studio video) on topics like online branding, digital marketing, content creation, and monetizing your platform through products or services.

We collaborate with professionals who have a proven track record of success with their own online platforms, which is why we’ve interviewed guests like Ray Edwards, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Donald Miller, Dave Ramsey, and many more.


Contact John Meese

Website: https://johnmeese.com/

FREE resources here: www.platformuniversity.com/iimt

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