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Entrepreneurship in the trenches


#135 Do you know someone awesome who hates their job?
Jan 17 • 2 min
Email me.
#132 How dedicated should we be? Why Kevin O’Leary and Shark Tank culture is WRONG
Jan 15 • 16 min
How do we find a balance in life? The media and the hustle mentality are driving us to crazy lengths. Its about enjoying life.
#131 How wealthy do we want to get? + 2020 plans with the Sweaty Startup
Jan 13 • 22 min
What is wealth to you? What are your goals with entrepreneurship? I lay out what is important to me.
#130 Businesses I Love #3 - A pool business, closet building, pest control, damage remediation, property management
Jan 8 • 26 min
Nick and Max talk about businesses they love and how they would start them. https://sweatystartup.com/businesses-i-love/
#129 How to start a window cleaning business - concept breakdown with Nick and Max
Jan 6 • 43 min
How would I start a window cleaning business? In this episode we lay out the steps of exactly how we’d do it. https://sweatystartup.com/essential-tools/
#128 The mindset that makes an entrepreneur more likely to succeed
Jan 1 • 10 min
What makes an entrepreneur better? What sets them apart? What makes them more likely to succeed? Mindset. Nick and Max discuss it.
#127 The 10 best business books that you should read right now
Dec 30, 2019 • 24 min
Nick and Max talk about their 10 favorite business books and what they like about each. https://sweatystartup.com/booklist/
#126 The one thing that took my business from a $350k a year stressfest to a scalable business ready to grow
Dec 25, 2019 • 16 min
The shift was the moment we stopped pointing fingers and started taking the blame for things going wrong within our business. Instead of texting the employees the night before about their shift we scheduled them out a week in advance. Even if we weren’t…
#125 Making money is a skill
Dec 23, 2019 • 15 min
You wouldn’t expect to be able to pick up a basketball and play for an NBA team day 1. So why do we expect to start a business and get rich or make good money on day one? It’s a skill. You get better at it by PRACTICING. Making decisions. Communicating.…
#124 Businesses I Love #2 - Mobile Mechanic, AirBnb Management, The Trades
Dec 18, 2019 • 26 min
Dan Nick and Max sit around and talk business once again to discuss trends and businesses they would love to start right now and how they would do it.
#123 My favorite book - Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Dec 16, 2019 • 25 min
This book outlines and reinforces the fact that business, negotiation and any human interaction is inherently very emotional. It’s centered around negotiation but this book has so many solid management and leadership principles. Mirroring, tactical…
#122 Businesses I Love #1 - Lawn Care, Christmas Lights, Mobile Locksmithing
Dec 11, 2019 • 19 min
Nick, Max and Dan get together to brainstorm business ideas and how they would launch and market a lawn care, Christmas light installation and mobile locksmithing company. This episode was a ton of fun.
#121 Don’t try to reinvent the wheel with entrepreneurship
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
You have to be really good, have money, and have a lot of luck to make a new revolutionary idea work. There are a lot of bad businesses out there right now making good money. Some of them suck at sales. Some suck at recruiting. Or marketing. Or SEO. Maybe…
#120 Building a Self Storage Empire Part 2 - Month #1 in the books
Dec 4, 2019 • 15 min
Nick discusses the recent events in Erie and Pittsburgh with his self storage acquisitions.
#119 Profit and Loss - Lawn care and weed control with Andrew Huber from The Lawn Squad
Dec 2, 2019 • 54 min
Andrew Huber owns and operates The Lawn Squad, a lawn care and weed control company based in Bloomington Indiana. Show notes with photos here: https://sweatystartup.com/profit-and-loss-lawn-care-and-weed-control-with-the-lawn-squad/…
#118 Local SEO for your service business with Kevin Graham - Part 1
Nov 27, 2019 • 38 min
Kevin Graham, the SEO master and founder of sitearrow.com joins us on the podcast today to talk about local search engine optimization and how to get found on Google.
#117 How to start a junk hauling business with Sam Evans
Nov 25, 2019 • 20 min
Sam graduated from Penn State in May (less than 6 months ago) and is on pace to do $180k in 2019 in revenue hauling junk around Harrisburg PA. We hear from him on how he did it!
#116 Building a Self Storage Empire Part 1 - 4 closings and a big ol’ auction
Nov 20, 2019 • 49 min
Nick and Dan get on the podcast together for a long form podcast on the current developments in their self storage expansion efforts. They discuss the first deal that has been so successful, how they structured their first real estate partnership, how it…
#115 How to build a real estate empire using other people’s money
Nov 18, 2019 • 52 min
Moses comes on the podcast to tell us how he has built a real estate empire in southern California. He also shares his thoughts on the status of the local service business environment and where there are opportunities today!
#114 How to grow a mobile mechanic business - a mentoring session
Nov 13, 2019 • 36 min
Justin Peterson from Peterson Automotive joins the show to talk about his mobile mechanic company and the ways he has drummed up early business. Google My Business, Craigslist and handwritten notes have been some key strategies for him in the early days.
#113 - How to just pick something - dealing with analysis paralysis
Nov 11, 2019 • 13 min
The opportunities are endless. What business should you start? What opportunity is worth chasing? Here is the framework for dealing with analysis paralysis.
#112 How to launch and grow a digital marketing agency - a mentoring call
Nov 6, 2019 • 34 min
Nico from Vancouver is 21 years old and he is crushing it. He brings in nearly $10k a month in revenue managing marketing for several high end businesses including Farrari, Maserati and a high end real estate developer. This is a great episode about time…
#111 Why growing your business might be a bad decision with Paul Jarvis
Nov 4, 2019 • 48 min
Paul Jarvis is a personal hero of mine. He joins us on the show to discuss his book “Company of One” and why he believes that staying small could be the right decision for many entrepreneurs.
#110 How to launch a moving company - a mentoring session
Oct 30, 2019 • 28 min
Ahmed was so kind to call in from the Twin Cities in MN to talk about his moving company concept. We talk a lot about partners and how to start a lean business.
#109 The motivational interview - how to find out what factors drive your potential employee
Oct 28, 2019 • 5 min
Add this to your interview structure. You won’t be sorry you did it.
#108 How to earn $250k a year as a loan officer (or in real estate in general)
Oct 23, 2019 • 30 min
A lot of gold nuggets in this episode from a good friend of mine who is crushing it in the local real estate game.
#107 How to start and grow a power washing / window cleaning business
Oct 21, 2019 • 21 min
We get a live call from an entrepreneur who has had a lot of success washing windows in Southern California.
#106 What if my passion doesn’t pay the bills?
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
A caller is interested in a few things that are tough to monetize. How should someone approach that situation? Nick gives his thoughts.
#105 How Casey Walsh built a $4MM a year junk removal business with no outside investment
Oct 14, 2019 • 54 min
Casey Walsh is a special dude. He joins us for this episode of the sweaty startup to talk about founding his junk removal business and building it up to 6 cities in 5 states and $4MM a year in revenue.
#104 A powerful episode - why you should say THANK YOU to somebody today
Oct 9, 2019 • 11 min
I tell the story of a thank you note I wrote to my grandfather in 2016.
#103 Massage therapy, event (wedding) planning, dog walking and how I would market them
Oct 7, 2019 • 11 min
Some Q and A.
#102 How to start and grow an aquarium maintenance business
Oct 4, 2019 • 26 min
Jacob from Gainesville Florida calls in to discuss taking his aquatics service business to the next level.
#101 How to avoid getting sued when hiring and paying employees and contractors
Oct 2, 2019 • 34 min
Lawyer Todd Stanton comes on the show to talk about how service business owners can avoid getting sued and hire and pay employees the right way.
#100 Thoughts for a recent graduate exploring entrepreneurship
Sep 30, 2019 • 15 min
Ben calls in to discuss his current situation and how he should approach entrepreneurship.
#99 How to start a furniture refurbishing business - live call session
Sep 27, 2019 • 16 min
Ashlee calls in from Tacoma Washington to discuss her furniture refurbishing hobby she would like to turn into a business.
#98 Why real estate should be your end goal and how to get started with J Scott
Sep 25, 2019 • 53 min
J Scott is a bestselling author and host of the BiggerPockets business podcast. He interviewed me on the show (ep 14) and I was lucky enough to get him on mine. This is an action packed interview on how one can go about finding deals in today’s tough real…
#97 Nick’s journey to $15MM in real estate holdings - big things are happening as we speak
Sep 23, 2019 • 10 min
A little look at what my partner and I are doing right now. I’ll be documenting the entire journey.
#96 How to start a videography business - live call session
Sep 20, 2019 • 25 min
Cam Hoover calls in from Atlanta and Nick talks about the importance of sales when building a videography business.
#95 Why right now is the best time in history to buy a business and how to make it happen with Nick Bradley
Sep 18, 2019 • 35 min
Nick Bradley hosts my favorite podcast - Scale Up Your Business. Today he joins us to talk about the massive opportunity when it comes to buying a business and how he goes about doing it.
#94 Don’t just read a book - how to get the most out of the content you consume
Sep 16, 2019 • 11 min
Don’t just read a book. Study it. Thats how you get the most out of what you hear here and what you read elsewhere.
#93 How to start a window washing company - live call session
Sep 13, 2019 • 24 min
Today we talk to Dan the Window Man about his window cleaning company in Crawfordsville Indiana.
#92 Nick’s longtime friend and mentor talks business, real estate and life
Sep 11, 2019 • 78 min
Ryan Ramsey joins us on the show for a great episode with a ton of wisdom. Enjoy!
#91 Customer entitlement and how to deal with it - the customer ISN’T always right
Sep 9, 2019 • 17 min
Customers can be down right mean. How do you deal with it? This is how I handle it.
#90 The ultimate morning routine for entrepreneurs and business owners
Sep 6, 2019 • 17 min
This morning routine has changed my life. I hope it helps you as well!
#89 A case study on simplifying the job so your employees can thrive
Sep 4, 2019 • 6 min
Max Maher submitted a question about managing his employees in a way that sets them up for success. Its all about simplifying the job! Here are a few examples that might get you thinking!
#88 Ronnell Richards talks about sales and bouncing back after a major setback
Sep 2, 2019 • 31 min
Ronnell is a dynamic entrepreneur out of Atlanta. We discuss the critical aspects of closing deals and making it happen.
#87 A quick episode on the skill successful people all have
Aug 30, 2019 • 6 min
Resourcefullness. Solving problems when other’s can’t find a solution.
#86 Rock Thomas tells us how to frame our personal narratives to support our goals
Aug 28, 2019 • 44 min
Rock Thomas doesn’t have 50 million YouTube views for nothing. He’s incredible. This episode will have you ready to grab life by the horns.
#85 Live Stream #1 - A painter, an indecisive guy and Max Maher call in to chat with Nick
Aug 27, 2019 • 28 min
Live stream #1 of many. This was fun! Email [email protected] to submit a question and call in.
#84 Focus on what you can control - a rant about victim mentality
Aug 26, 2019 • 11 min
You have a lot more control over your business, your job or your life than you think you do. Grab it by the horns!
#83 Why you should fire 20% of your customers right now (or at least consider it)
Aug 23, 2019 • 5 min
20% of your customers cause 80% of your stress. Find out which 20% and initiate the purge!
#82 Oren Klaff - how to Flip the Script and close the deal
Aug 21, 2019 • 49 min
Sales is tough - why not turn it around and let the customer sell you? Bestselling author Oren Klaff tells us how to approach customers and let them convince themselves to buy from you.
#81 What successful entrepreneurs understand that others don’t - value vs money
Aug 19, 2019 • 9 min
Great entrepreneurs know how to measure value even when it isn’t equal to money.
#80 Why you should update your voicemail greeting right now
Aug 16, 2019 • 5 min
Eager professionalism. It wins.
#79 How to start a business right now with no money - the framework
Aug 14, 2019 • 18 min
You have no excuse not to start a business.
#78 A supportive significant other is your greatest asset - a conversation with Nick’s wife Michelle
Aug 12, 2019 • 24 min
Nick and Michelle talk about the humble beginnings and why her support and trust was Nick’s greatest asset.
#77 How to balance a growing family with your entrepreneurial journey
Aug 9, 2019 • 14 min
Having a full time job is hard. Running a business on the side is hard. Bringing a new baby home is hard. Doing all three at the same time takes smart work. Here are Nick’s thoughts on the subject and how to get sleep at night with a new baby.
#76 How to launch and grow a mobile appliance repair business - a mentoring session
Aug 7, 2019 • 33 min
Nick gets on the horn with Luke from Minnesota to discuss growing his appliance repair business to the point of quitting his full time job.
#75 Partnerships - how to make them work and what can cause them to fail
Aug 5, 2019 • 25 min
Another episode with my long time partner Dan where we discuss our own partnership, failed partnerships within our business and what can make partnerships really work.
#74 The three keys to hiring great employees and scaling your business
Aug 2, 2019 • 14 min
#1 charge more money for your services. #2 simplify the job so average employees can thrive. #3 foster resourcefulness and teach your employees to solve problems
#73 So you don’t know any entrepreneurs - but do you know anyone who has tried?
Jul 31, 2019 • 23 min
Becoming an entrepreneur has this mythical stigma. It’s scary. It’s different. Half the battle is just trying something.
#72 Time - the finite resource and how to think about it - guest appearance from Nick’s partner Dan
Jul 29, 2019 • 22 min
Time is the most important thing you have and the only thing you can never get back. This conversation is our outlook on time and what it means to us.
#71 Don’t get so focused on business that you miss the important stuff
Jul 24, 2019 • 14 min
Don’t forget about what is important to you. Don’t forget to be present during the moments that matter most. Don’t forget to devote some emotional energy to your significant other, friend or child instead of going through the motions with a hollow look in…
#70 Look up from your computer screen
Jul 22, 2019 • 11 min
Opportunities are all around us.
#69 Should I buy a franchise? What are the advantages and disadvantages? What questions should I ask?
Jul 17, 2019 • 21 min
Buying a franchise can be a great way to start a local business with the backing of a major brand. Here are some things you should think about before diving in and investing in a franchise.
#68 How a 24 year old entrepreneur built a multi-million dollar commercial flooring business
Jul 15, 2019 • 54 min
Furkan Yuce from Baltimore Maryland joins us on the show today to talk about how he has built his flooring business and the lessons he has learned along the way.
#67 The three wealthiest people I know and what we can learn from them
Jul 10, 2019 • 11 min
Start small and start local. Entrepreneurship isn’t about trying to change the world on the first go.
#66 Should I take over a family business? What steps should I take and what questions should I ask before I jump in?
Jul 8, 2019 • 20 min
Buying or being gifted a family business can get complicated. Its all about communication and managing expectations.
#65 How to launch and grow a videography business (or a social media marketing business, bookkeeping, or any similar service)
Jul 3, 2019 • 14 min
People think building a videography is about making great video. Wrong. Its about sales and marketing. In this episode we talk about how to do it and how to win!
#64 Consulting call with a mobile car mechanic
Jul 1, 2019 • 44 min
Learn how to start or grow a mobile mechanic business in this value packed episode. I apologize for the quality - we’re working on that.
#63 Recruiting and hiring great labor employees with Max Maher
Jun 26, 2019 • 36 min
Max joined us for episode back in April (#44) to talk about how guerrilla marketing earned him a lot of sales and it has been the favorite episode and most downloaded episode we’ve done so far. So we had Max back to discuss how he staffs 9 moving crews…
#62 Advice for young entrepreneurs and parents of young entrepreneurs
Jun 24, 2019 • 18 min
What businesses are best for high schoolers to consider and what else should they think about before starting a business? How do you raise entrepreneurial children?
#61 Are companies like Taskrabbit and Amazon Home Services real threats to our local empires?
Jun 19, 2019 • 18 min
It seams as if the big dogs are trying to take a bite out of local markets. Is it a real risk and how can we protect ourselves?
#60 Are you moving soon or is the timing just not right to start a business? Build a business that is waiting for you when you’re ready
Jun 17, 2019 • 21 min
Set up a shell company and start testing the market. Launch later when the timing is right!
#59 Is geography really a limiting factor with today’s technology? Is it possible to start and manage a business 100% remotely?
Jun 12, 2019 • 26 min
This would be a heck of a challenge but with the right execution it can be done!
#58 Sidewalk chalk and the power of guerrilla marketing
Jun 10, 2019 • 13 min
Doing the things that don’t scale well. In this episode I tell more of our story and how sidewalk chalk, of all things, gave us the momentum to build a healthy business.
#57 Should I get into rental properties?
Jun 5, 2019 • 15 min
Real estate is the end goal. In this episode we talk about how to approach it.
#56 A few thoughts on the podcast so far and a recap
Jun 3, 2019 • 26 min
Some common themes on the podcast and a reminder from what we’ve talked about so far.
#55 Are you making things happen or wondering what happened?
May 29, 2019 • 18 min
Here is my shot at a motivational speech?
#54 How to build a company that can survive a recession
May 27, 2019 • 17 min
I’m not claiming a recession is coming. I just think you an do a few things that will make your business stronger all around.
#53 A few reasons why you should consider TOTALLY IGNORING social media
May 22, 2019 • 9 min
Likes and follows aren’t as valuable as you think they are.
#52 The “idea fallacy” and finding your pink ocean
May 20, 2019 • 15 min
I’m sure you’ve heard of the “blue ocean strategy”. It was coined by W. Chan Kim in his book of the same name and expanded in the more recent book “blue ocean shift”. The concept makes a lot of sense on the surface. A red ocean is an overcrowded market…
#51 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 4 - Answering the early questions and nurturing your own talent
May 15, 2019 • 18 min
What do you do when employees constantly ask you for help? The way you handle these situations makes all the difference.
#50 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 3 - What to look for in your early employees and why experience isn’t that important
May 13, 2019 • 24 min
What do you look for in a hire? How do you interview? Are you hiring based on experience or soft skills?
#49 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 2 - Finding the ideal employee and convincing them to work for you
May 8, 2019 • 17 min
Hiring is tough. Job boards aren’t enough. In this episode we talk about guerrilla marketing and why you should devote just as much energy to recruiting as you do your marketing strategy. We go over identifying your ideal job candidate and some strategies…
#48 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 1 - 5 things you need to do before you hire your first employee
May 6, 2019 • 24 min
Hiring is complicated and very stressful. Trusting your brand in the hands of an employee can be tough. Do these 5 things and you’ll be better off when the time comes to hire an employee.
#47 An analytical approach to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and how to manage fear
May 1, 2019 • 14 min
Ray Dalio says - imagine that in order to have a great life you have to cross a dangerous jungle. You can stay safe where you are and have an ordinary life, or you can risk crossing the jungle to have a terrific life. I think what is separating you from a…
#46 How to build a “frankenbusiness” by taking best practices from all of the most successful businesses in your space
Apr 29, 2019 • 12 min
Copying in school is frowned upon but copying in business is the way to succeed. The best way to achieve success is to emulate success.
#45 24 months of work and $100k down the drain - the ups and downs of entrepreneurship
Apr 24, 2019 • 20 min
A brutal week of business leaves me in a reflective mood. I share a recent failure and how I’m coping.
#44 How guerrilla marketing earned a moving company an extra $30k a month in sales
Apr 22, 2019 • 59 min
An interview with Max Maher - a serial entrepreneur and 23 year old small business owner living in Phoenix Arizona. We talk about the 500 business connections he made to earn an extra $30k in revenue every month, his entrepreneurial journey, building a…
#43 The ways early success can set you up for future failure - a warning for the people who have a few wins
Apr 17, 2019 • 9 min
Its no secret a few early wins sets you up to do great things and accelerate your wealth. There are a few things to keep in mind before you get too cocky, however.
#42 How to get over “analysis paralysis” and actually start something
Apr 15, 2019 • 11 min
Deciding which business opportunity to pursue is extremely difficult. The resources to study are endless and there is never a perfect moment. This episode will help you get over that hump and start something.
#41 Why successful business owners aren’t busy and why you need to shift from playing defense to playing offense
Apr 10, 2019 • 8 min
Are you reactionary or do you call the shots when it comes to your time?
#40 The dangers of building a business dependent on someone elses platform and why you should consider ignoring social media
Apr 8, 2019 • 12 min
Amazon, Google, Youtube, Facebook are all businesses that many small business owners depend on to make money but its a dangerous game and you should tread lightly.
#39 Mentoring notes with a roofing company, dried fruit business and a cleaning company
Apr 3, 2019 • 16 min
Answering some questions from the followers about their businesses.
#38 Why you should focus on value and not money
Apr 1, 2019 • 17 min
Successful entrepreneurs focus on value and not money. Value is long term while money is short term.
#37 The best way to get on the first page of Google - Content Marketing
Mar 27, 2019 • 20 min
Content marketing is important and not many small businesses are doing it. Write great content with the goal of helping out your potential customers and you will be rewarded!
#36 How to push through when business is not fun anymore
Mar 25, 2019 • 24 min
Knowing when to keep going and knowing when to give up is a tough thing. In this episode I ask a few questions that can help you with your decision.
#35 Beer in Vermont
Mar 20, 2019 • 10 min
New England IPA craze was interesting. The best players mastered the art of marketing scarcity and status.
#34 How I made $10k in one weekend as a college student with no cash
Mar 18, 2019 • 10 min
A funny story from the college days.
#33 Nick gets interviewed - more on his story and some great conversation
Mar 13, 2019 • 83 min
Tom Cochrane interviewed me for his podcast and we ended up having a great conversation so I thought I’d share! Follow Tom by checking out his podcast - The Side Hustle Entrepreneur. We talk about tech business, partners, books, lessons learned and a lot…
#32 Firewood delivery service mentoring session - target market identification, creative marketing and eager professionalism
Mar 11, 2019 • 51 min
Conference call with Ward in Belgium talking about firewood delivery and how he can target his ideal customer, creatively market to them and how he can differentiate himself with eager professionalism.
#31 The best opportunities are in the most expensive cities
Mar 6, 2019 • 13 min
High cost of living scares away most small business owners. How can I afford to pay my labor $20 or $30 per hour? In reality its a huge advantage to operate in these markets. If you can operate well you will win.
#30 Overcoming anxiety and the fear of failure
Mar 4, 2019 • 21 min
Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. Its scary. Its uncertain. Dealing with the anxiety and the voice in the back of your head telling you to stop and run for cover is something everyone deals with. Heres my take.
#29 Listen before you bring on a 50/50 partner
Feb 27, 2019 • 26 min
Business partnerships are as important as getting married. Many jump into it without the proper due diligence and it destroys their businesses down the road. Its all about character and value.
#28 Lead generation and consulting - is there opportunity?
Feb 25, 2019 • 19 min
I’ve been getting a lot of questions on lead generation and consulting setups from people who have spotted holes in digital marketing for established companies. Is it a real opportunity?
#27 What we can all learn from Chick-fil-A
Feb 20, 2019 • 16 min
Simplicity, speed and eager professionalism.
#26 Should I buy a business?
Feb 18, 2019 • 22 min
Buying a business is sometimes a great option. Here is what to think about and consider if you are exploring that route.
#25 How to name your business (and secure a domain)
Feb 13, 2019 • 6 min
I share my method for creatively naming your business while checking domain availability.
#24 The art of the email
Feb 11, 2019 • 7 min
Communication skills are key. Email is taking over modern day communication. Understanding email etiquette and getting your point across as quickly and efficiently as possible is a skill that will help you get ahead.
#23 Building a lean business and putting your money where it matters
Feb 6, 2019 • 19 min
Every dollar invested in your business will become 2 or 3 dollars in the near future. Every dollar invested in everything else will either be gone or worth pennies. Free up your capital so it can work for you. Reduce your overhead and make more of your…
#22 Make customer service your competitive advantage
Feb 4, 2019 • 11 min
Customer service is notoriously bad among service businesses. Lucky for us we know how to provide professional and jaw dropping customer service.
#21 Listen if you are a techy (or if you aren’t)
Jan 30, 2019 • 7 min
Technology focused people have a huge advantage on the service side of things. Digital marketing, software tools, analyzing data and more. Embrace it and join the fun.
#20 What if I don’t have any skills?
Jan 28, 2019 • 7 min
It might seem like most service based companies out there require a lot of skill to get involved. Experience and maybe some permitting too. Its all about the TIME invested. Sometimes taking the time to learn the skill is a great investment.
#19 Have a job? Build a business on the side to replace it
Jan 23, 2019 • 10 min
Starting a business while you have a full time job is the lowest risk route and the route most successful entrepreneurs take.
#18 How to come up with a great idea
Jan 21, 2019 • 20 min
This is my analytical approach to vetting ideas, analyzing opportunity, studying the market and launching a company that has extremely high odds of success. Start by making a list of 10 business ideas based on the criteria provided. Then analyze them and…
#17 How to get promoted and make more money at work
Jan 16, 2019 • 20 min
The sure fire way to get opportunities, raises and promotions at work is to solve problems and relieve stress for the decision makers in your company. You’ll be invaluable in no time. Apply the entrepreneurial spirit to what you do at work and you will win
#16 How I earned my valuable network
Jan 14, 2019 • 12 min
Networks are tricky. There is a chicken and egg problem. So many young entrepreneurs focus on building a network but it rarely pays dividends and in this episode we discuss why that is and how you can earn a valuable network
#15 Protect the #1 asset
Jan 9, 2019 • 15 min
Your health is the one thing that most entrepreneurs sacrifice in exchange for success. Take care of this area of your life with these tips and you will have a massive advantage over your competitors.
#14 The most important episode I’l ever record
Jan 7, 2019 • 18 min
Your time is your greatest asset. In this episode we treat how to fail quickly, learn quickly, and succeed quickly. Time management is difficult and distractions are plentiful. Get the most of your day with this advice.
#13 Never compete on price again
Jan 4, 2019 • 16 min
The on demand economy is taking over. Customers want service now. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Now. You have to find a way to avoid competing on price and racing to the bottom. There will always be somebody who is willing to do what you do cheaper. One…
#12 Resolutions for the New Year
Jan 3, 2019 • 4 min
My short list of things to work on for the next year. Entrepreneurship and business is about constantly trying to improve. In this episode I discuss how I plan to improve.
#11 Managing stress and thriving under pressure
Jan 2, 2019 • 19 min
Stress is part of entrepreneurship. The unexpected hits you and problems arise around every bend. Managing that isn’t easy but there are some steps you can take to thrive under difficult situations. This episode is based around the concepts in the book…
#10 Great advice
Dec 26, 2018 • 18 min
These are some of the best principles and pieces of advice I have read or heard. How to manage your health, your time, your relationships, and your month. Add value first. Its not about the money. Its not about finding better employees. How to make…
#9 Bad advice
Dec 20, 2018 • 18 min
There is a lot of bad advice out there. Today we discuss the risks of following your passion, why its not hard to find good employees and why you should disregard a lot of the advice out there geared towards entrepreneurs. The customer isn’t always right.…
#8 How to hire and manage your first employee
Dec 18, 2018 • 17 min
The first employee is tricky. When? How? We discuss the timing and methods you should keep in mind when hiring and training your first employees. We talk about simplifying the tasks and setting the employee up for success. How to create a positive culture…
#7 The secret to gaining unstoppable momentum
Dec 14, 2018 • 17 min
Momentum is the key to life and business and we discuss the ways delaying your gratification can jumpstart your business in the early days. Its all about building a brand and a following and the best way to do that is to add value first. Don’t worry about…
#6 Market like a guerrilla
Dec 13, 2018 • 17 min
Marketing is tricky but if you find and target the customers that are most valuable to you it will pay dividends. Find out who your target is, locate them and market to them. In this episode we discuss the massive advantage being likable affords, adding…
#5 How to maximize your output
Dec 11, 2018 • 19 min
Time is your most valuable resource and in this episode we discuss where you should spend it. My two favorite business principles - the 80/20 rule and the 4 quadrants of time management. We also answer questions from listeners - one who just lost a large…
#4 The essential tools to start a business
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
We talk about the tools that you can utilize that are either free or cheap as you begin to offer your service and hit the market. From Websites to Google’s Suite of free business products we discuss everything you need.
#3 The most important traits of an entrepreneur
Dec 3, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode we talk about the most important traits of an entrepreneur. What to consider when naming your company and how to think about finding cofounders and partners in the early days.
#2 My founding story
Dec 3, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode I tell my founding story and we talk about the three ways you can add value when considering sectors for your new business. We also discuss some early steps you can take to getting a head start on the skills you will need down the road.
#1 The service revolution
Dec 3, 2018 • 19 min
Today is the greatest time in American History to start a business but most entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities in all the wrong places. In this episode we go over what makes this business environment so inviting to low risk entrepreneurship.