BiggerPockets Business Podcast

BiggerPockets Business Podcast

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Welcome to a real-world MBA, where entrepreneurs guide you through what it really takes to start, scale, and sell your own business. Your hosts: J and Carol Scott, who left careers in corporate management to launch their own house-flipping business. Every Tuesday, you’ll meet a new guest and learn actionable tips for hiring, firing, marketing, raising capital and more. So whether you’re looking to boost profits or bring a new idea to life, you’ll come away informed and inspired. Tune in, and learn how to treat your business like a business!


44: The Most Effective Marketing Technique You’re Probably Ignoring in Your Business with John Ruhlin
Feb 25 • 65 min
Have you considered that there may be a marketing channel for your business that you’ve never taken advantage of? One that could literally provide dozens—or hundreds—of times return on the cost of it? You may not have put much thought into it before, but…
43: Financial Freedom Through Multiple Streams of Income with Yaro Starak
Feb 18 • 61 min
Do you value freedom and time above all else? Are you craving a lifestyle doing what’s truly most important to you, while financially supporting yourself, your family, your hobbies, and your adventures? Today’s guest has done just that, paving his own way…
42: Building a Business You Can Sell for Top Dollar with David Barnett
Feb 11 • 58 min
Have you ever wondered how businesses are bought and sold? Or have you considered buying a business but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve considered selling a business—or are starting a business that you’re hoping to sell at some point in the…
41: Outsourcing Your Way to Millions with Nathan Hirsch of Outsource School
Feb 4 • 60 min
Intrigued by the concept of virtual assistants? Understandably so—the time commitment and expense of office space and in-house employees can be intimidating. Luckily, there are alternatives… Nathan Hirsch—serial entrepreneur and outsourcing expert—knows…
40: Buying and Growing a Small Business With Little to No Risk With Brit Foshee
Jan 28 • 53 min
Have you ever considered buying a business but were terrified of paying more than the business is worth? Have you ever wondered what you can do to help ensure that a business you buy today will generate the numbers promised by the previous owner? Well,…
39: Creating Your Vision and Achieving Massive Success with Cameron Herold
Jan 21 • 50 min
Does the book, “Vivid Vision” sound familiar? Brandon Turner (host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast) raved about it when he we interviewed him on the show last year. Brandon credited the book with helping him overcome his vague thinking, providing…
38: Converting Customers Into Fans Who Grow Your Business for You with David Meerman Scott
Jan 14 • 64 min
Do you hate marketing? Do you hate sales? Do you wish there was an easy way to grow your customer base and your profits without relying on all the old bread-and-butter sales and marketing techniques that everyone else is using? Today’s guest provides us a…
37: Choosing the Right Niche—Follow a Business Startup Journey From Day 1 with J Scott
Jan 7 • 58 min
J Scott isn’t just the host of this podcast—he’s also a serial entrepreneur, who has a passion for starting businesses. And with 2020 now underway, J is finally ready to announce the launch of his latest endeavor, which he does right here on this episode…
36: ALL NEW Tips, Inspiration, and Words of Advice From Some of Our Favorite 2019 Guests
Dec 31, 2019 • 69 min
In 2019, the BiggerPockets Business Podcast was launched. In the past eight months, we’ve gotten nearly ONE MILLION downloads, as well as some tremendously positive feedback. Our guests have included entrepreneurs who are just starting out, entrepreneurs…
35: Starting a Brand New Business While Putting Family First with Carol Scott of Scott Silver Concierge Realty
Dec 24, 2019 • 45 min
Have you dreamed of starting a new business but can’t imagine how in the world you’d fit that into your already-packed family schedule? Love the idea of getting your significant other involved in your venture, so you can tackle the world…
34: From NO Business Experience to $40M in Sales and Shark Tank Success with Jamie and Brian Ratner of CertifiKID
Dec 17, 2019 • 55 min
Are you concerned that your lack of business experience is going to hinder your ability to start and grow a company? Do you think that being a marketing expert is a prerequisite to getting your first customers? Well, that’s not the case… and our guests…
33: How to Generate Business No Matter the Product or Service with Pat Fenton
Dec 10, 2019 • 46 min
Having trouble generating business in your business? Having difficulty converting sales? CEO, mentor, coach, and marketing expert Pat Fenton is here to talk about the principles of attracting—and converting—customers to your business. No matter what you…
32: Building an App That Partners With Billion-Dollar Brands—But Only Because They “Just Got Started” With Wes Schroll and Tyler Kennedy
Dec 3, 2019 • 66 min
“If you wait until you have a perfect plan,” says Fetch Rewards co-founder Tyler Kennedy, “you’re never going to get started.” That line sums up Tyler’s journey alongside his partner Wes Schroll. Today, they take us behind the scenes at their fast-growing…
31: Leveraging Your Network to Launch and Grow Your Business with Gavin Steinberg
Nov 26, 2019 • 42 min
Do you have a business idea but are afraid that you don’t know enough about the industry to achieve success? Do you worry that you’ll hit a roadblock that will keep you from growing your business to its full potential? These are scary thoughts that plague…
30: How to Guarantee Profit From Day 1 with Mike Michalowicz
Nov 19, 2019 • 55 min
Do you worry that after everyone and everything else in your business is paid, there will be nothing left for you? Have you been taught to believe that the first several years of your business must involve constant financial struggle? Well, it doesn’t…
29: Scaling Multiple Businesses and Making a BIG Social Impact with Andy Seth
Nov 12, 2019 • 67 min
Want to “do well” AND “do good”? Andy Seth’s done just that—building several businesses and doing big things in his community. In this episode, he shares how he did it. You’ll love hearing about Andy’s journey from humble beginnings, like how he hustled…
28: Marketing Funnels, Automation, and an Actual 4-Hour Work Week with Ryan Dossey
Nov 5, 2019 • 59 min
Whoa! Today’s episode is a masterclass in building a business that runs without your day-to-day involvement. You might have heard of Ryan Dossey the real estate investor, but today he takes us behind the scenes of Call Porter, his live call answering…
27: The 3-Step Social Media Strategy to Attract and Convert More Leads with Brendan Kane
Oct 29, 2019 • 46 min
There are tons of social media “experts.” But how many of them have gone from zero to one million followers in just 30 days? Today’s guest Brendan Kane did. And in this episode, he teaches us the straightforward strategy outlined in his book One Million…
26: Fail Fast? No, Start Slow! Secrets from Building (and Exiting) the World’s Biggest Wine Brand with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey
Oct 22, 2019 • 63 min
How would you run your business differently if you started with the end in mind? Today’s show is all about forming your exit strategy up front… and there’s no one more qualified to talk about that than the co-founders of Barefoot Wine. Bonnie Harvey and…
25: What You Can Learn from a Company that Manages 12,000 Contractors with Ken Davis of TaskEasy
Oct 15, 2019 • 60 min
Today we get a peek inside a company that handles lawn care for 800,000 properties across the U.S. And although few of us will ever build such a behemoth, trust us—you will learn a ton from this episode with TaskEasy CEO Ken Davis. In it, you’ll hear how…
24: LIVE from BPCon2019: Ask Us Anything!
Oct 13, 2019 • 76 min
All the BiggerPockets podcast hosts on stage in one place! This bonus episode was recorded at the BiggerPockets Conference last week in front of a live audience of more than 1,000 people at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. We turned…
24: Achieving ‘Time Freedom’ and Franchising a Personal Training Business with Paige Wilcox
Oct 8, 2019 • 54 min
What if you documented every process that makes your business run? Imagine how much easier it would be to scale and how much less stressful it would be to take a day (or week or month) off to spend with your family? Today’s show is about creating standard…
23: Scientifically Proven Sales Techniques with David Hoffeld
Oct 1, 2019 • 69 min
Grandpa may have been a great salesman in his day. But if you’re using the same strategies he used (and most of us are), you’re ignoring powerful brain science that flips conventional wisdom on its head. And you’re leaving a lot of money on the table. In…
22: The Free Strategy to Reach WAY More Customers with PR Expert Josh Elledge
Sep 24, 2019 • 52 min
Like a lot of entrepreneurs, Josh Elledge got started trying to solve his own problem. After launching the personal finance tool SavingsAngel.com, he came to realize that by far the best way to generate brand awareness was to provide massive value to news…
21: Reframing the Rat Race: How to Use Your Day Job to Prepare for Entrepreneurship with James Anderson of Forged Axe Throwing
Sep 17, 2019 • 69 min
What went into building an (almost) seven-figure axe throwing business that earns hundreds of five-star reviews? For James Anderson, it all started well before he left his 9 to 5. As a marketer and tour guide, he learned how to create buzz, split-test,…
20: The Questions You MUST Ask Every Potential Hire with David Greene
Sep 10, 2019 • 78 min
“Finding the right people.” Ask any entrepreneur about their biggest challenge, and you’re likely to get some version of that answer. So, when you’re building a team, how do you REALLY judge the character, motivation, and “fit” of a potential hire?…
19: From “Naive” Newcomer to 8-Figure Revenue in 4 Years with Barnana Co-Founder Nik Ingersoll
Sep 3, 2019 • 65 min
Prepare yourself for an incredible tale of entrepreneurship. It features a hardscrabble upbringing, relentless optimism, negotiations with Amazonian tribesmen, and some bold guerrilla (“gorilla”?) marketing stunts. Barnana has been making organic banana…
18: How to “Have it All” by Living with INTENTION with Brandon Turner
Aug 27, 2019 • 76 min
Be honest. Have you ever set an ambitious goal, mapped out a plan—and then watched that goal get buried under an avalanche of more urgent (but less important) responsibilities? We bet you’re nodding. Maybe even wincing. Doesn’t feel great, does it?…
17: Using Fear as Fuel with Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, Co-Founders of Back to the Roots
Aug 20, 2019 • 61 min
Today’s episode is proof that fear isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can be a powerful motivator. And more importantly, fear serves as a signal that you’re pushing yourself far beyond your comfort zone and blossoming as an entrepreneur. Overcoming…
16: Mastering Cash Flow and Finding Riches in “Headache” Jobs with 3Point Cleaning CEO Jesse McCue
Aug 13, 2019 • 68 min
Jesse McCue’s property management company had a problem: Try as they might, they just couldn’t find a thorough, reliable cleaning crew. So, what did Jesse do? He threw up his hands and went back to “Dancing with the Stars.” Duh. Kidding! Jesse took…
15: How to Build a $100k/Month Real Estate Wholesaling Business with Max Maxwell
Aug 6, 2019 • 60 min
What are you doing that you’re not good at and/or don’t like doing? Fire yourself—seriously! This episode is about delegating and systemizing, and who better to learn from than a serial entrepreneur who’s been tearing it up in real estate in recent years?…
14: Entering a Crowded Service Market and Crushing the Competition with Nick Huber
Jul 30, 2019 • 62 min
Want a blueprint for breaking into a competitive industry and taking down your bigger, more established competitors? Well, that’s the focus of today’s episode with Nick Huber! As a college student, Nick founded a storage business aimed at helping his…
13: 3 Rules for Crushing It in Business with ‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran
Jul 22, 2019 • 41 min
What does “The Queen of New York Real Estate” look for in an entrepreneur? As a “shark” on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran hears a lot of pitches. She’s invested in entrepreneurs who have gone on to thrive… AND those who’ve failed or faded away. So…
12: Step-by-Step Case Study: Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling a Physical Product with Cody Berman of Arsenal Discs
Jul 16, 2019 • 49 min
How do you go about creating a product line out of thin air? In this episode, Cody Berman breaks down the process from start to finish — and opens up about his exact costs and profit margins. Cody grew up playing this disc golf (think of it as “golf with…
11: How to Build a World-Class Craft Brewing Company with Dave Thibodeau
Jul 9, 2019 • 69 min
Ever dreamt about getting paid to sit back and drink delicious beer all day? Well, keep dreaming. Yes, the beer industry is a lot of fun. But as you may have guessed, it’s hyper-competitive and demands a LOT of hard work! In today’s episode, Dave…
10: Building a 7-Figure Meat Snacks Company and Forming a Perfect Partnership with Peter Awad
Jul 2, 2019 • 81 min
How do you launch a profitable business without taking on a ton of employees or dealing with brick-and-mortar retailers? Peter Awad, co-founder of Mission Meats, breaks it all down in this episode. You’ll love hearing about Peter’s upbringing in a family…
9: The Secret to Starting a Risk-Free, Debt-Free Business QUICKLY with Alan Donegan
Jun 25, 2019 • 72 min
You’ve got your idea, and you’re ready to take over the world. Now, where should you start? Should you… write a detailed business plan? Buy the equipment? Take out a loan? Wrong, wrong, and WRONG, according to our guest today. Alan Donegan founded the…
8: How to Use Words That SELL With Copywriting Ace Christina Gillick
Jun 18, 2019 • 59 min
What if we told you that mastering this one skill could allow you to replace your W-2 income, boost sales immediately, AND help launch your own thriving online business? Christina Gillick used copywriting to do all three of those things! In this episode,…
7: Crafting a 5-Star Experience that Keeps Guests Coming Back with Surf Resort Owner Ru Hill
Jun 11, 2019 • 68 min
A data-driven approach. Cutting-edge technology. A rethinking of the traditional corporate reporting structure. We’re willing to bet you wouldn’t associate these concepts with surfing. But Ru Hill is not an ordinary surfer. He’s a scientifically-minded…
6: How to Manage Your Time Like a Millionaire With Jay Papasan
Jun 4, 2019 • 70 min
We all share the same 24 hours… so how do peak performers seem to squeeze in so much more? Today, you’ll learn the tools author Jay Papasan uses to lead the publishing arm of Keller Williams Realty, all while growing a thriving family business (and…
5: Disrupting an Ancient Industry by Thinking Differently with Daniel Santana and Chris Bossio
May 28, 2019 • 73 min
Today’s guests are harnessing technology to change the face of a blue-collar, brick and mortar business that’s been around for 7,000+ years : barbering. Daniel and Chris break down exactly how they opened their first barbershop in the Tampa Bay area, and…
4: Building a 6-Figure Business Buying and Selling Items Online with Bill and Maida Webster
May 21, 2019 • 59 min
What does it take to jumpstart your own ecommerce operation right from your home? That’s the topic of today’s show with Bill and Maida Webster, a “retired” Connecticut couple who launched second careers as eBay sellers in the early 2000s. They came to…
3: How to Attract Media Attention and Turn Publicity Into Profit with Brent Underwood
May 14, 2019 • 58 min
Do you want to know how to get your business noticed by reporters and generate positive press? Today’s guest has made a career out of doing just that. In this episode, he teaches you exactly how to make a splash through innovative (some would say crazy),…
2: Your Business Shouldn’t Make You Miserable. How to Ensure It Doesn’t with Trevor Mauch, Founder of Carrot.com
May 7, 2019 • 77 min
Think about your typical work day. Which activities drain you? Which energize you? And which do you wish you were doing more of? Asking these questions changed Trevor Mauch’s life for the better. In this episode, he guides us through an exercise that can…
1: How to Turn a Hobby Into a Booming Business (Then Get Your Life Back): The BiggerPockets Story with Joshua Dorkin
May 1, 2019 • 86 min
If you think you know Joshua Dorkin’s whole story… think again. In this debut episode, the BiggerPockets founder reveals exactly how he bootstrapped a hobby site into the world’s biggest online community of real estate investors. How he worked 100-hour…
Trailer!
Apr 15, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to a real-world MBA for entrepreneurs. This show guides you through what it’s really like to go into business for yourself. Your hosts are J and Carol Scott, former corporate managers-turned-house flippers. Every Tuesday, you’ll meet founders,…