Mike Andes | A Young Entrepreneur inspired by GaryVee, Tim Ferriss, Dave Ramsey and Pat Flynn

Business Bootcamp Podcast w/ Mike Andes | Similar to Dave Ramsey Show, Grant Cardone, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, Clark Howard, Tim Ferriss, Planet Money, Art of Charm, #AskGaryVee, Vaynerchuk, and BiggerPockets

Inspired by Dave Ramsey, Gary Vaynerchuk, #askgaryvee, Tim Ferriss, How I Built This, Planet Money, Startup, and Pat Flynn
Business Bootcamp Podcast w/ Mike Andes  |  Similar to Dave Ramsey Show, Grant Cardone, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, Clark Howard, Tim Ferriss, Planet Money, Art of Charm, #AskGaryVee, Vaynerchuk, and BiggerPockets

Description

Business Bootcamp Podcast is inspired by Dave Ramsey Show -- for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Call in or ask a question and get concrete advice about your company from professionals if you are looking to START, GROW, OR SAVE your business! Also, learn from business people and seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their personal stories and experiences on the interview portion of the show. One stop shopping for young entrepreneurs, seasoned leaders, small business owners, financial enthusiasts, inspired inventors, marketing mavens... OK, everyone! Similar to the Dave Ramsey Show, Patt Flynn: Smart Passive Income, Startup, Lewis Howes: School of Greatness, Entreleadership: Dave Ramsey, The Tim Ferriss Show, Clark Howard, Lewis Howes, Chalene Johnson, Michael Hyatt: This Is Your Life, and John Lee Dumas: Entrepreneur On Fire, , Grant Cardone, The Cardone Zone, Young Hustlers, Serial, This American Life, Dave Ramsey Show, Startup, Planet Money, Art of Charm, Build Your Tribe, BiggerPockets, Smart Passive Income, Pat Flynn

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Episodes

Double Your Business in 2020 with These 3 Strategies

Jan 4, 2020 15:14

Description:

1.) Take a Pay Cut 2.) Invest in Brand 3.) Save Money for Competitor Buyout

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

5 Tips to Get Out of the MINUTIA in Your Business

Dec 26, 2019 21:07

Description:

Here are 5 things you must do if you want to get out of the day-to-day operations of your business.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Your Personal Finances MIRROR Your Business Finances

Dec 13, 2019 21:08

Description:

Are you in personal debt? Good chance your business is too.

Do you struggle with creating a personal budget? Good chance your business doesn't have one.

The way you think about money in your personal life is a big reason why your business is (or is not) financially successful.

 

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

6 Tips for Business Owners to Pay $0 in Taxes

Dec 9, 2019 28:37

Description:

Here are 6 things you MUST be thinking about when it comes to taxes as an entrepreneur. Taxes are something I think about ALL the time and is the way the rich continue to get richer. Might as well join em!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

2 Ways to Get Your Employees to Think Like OWNERS!

Nov 26, 2019 11:50

Description:

Are you frustrated by the low-performance of your employees? There's a good chance it's your fault... and there's a better chance you can change it!

 

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

How to Plan for Explosive Growth

Nov 17, 2019 18:36

Description:

Wanting to grow your business VERY FAST? Here are 5 warnings and tips to do it sustainably.

 

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Should You Get an Investor/Partner?

Nov 9, 2019 20:42

Description:

In this episode, we answer a question from Justin, who has recently had someone offer to invest in his business and become partners. Here are some of the questions I would ask...

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

We Made It: 10 Locations! THANK YOU!

Nov 4, 2019 28:18

Description:

This episode celebrates the milestone of our first 10 franchisees being reached... and the reason why and how it happened: YOU!

 

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

When You Should QUIT and Find a Job

Oct 26, 2019 32:02

Description:

On this episode, we talk about when an entrepreneur SHOULD throw in the towel and close down their business. Let the ship sink, don't go down with it.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

The #1 Way to Go OUT of Business! Caring About the Opinion of Competitors

Oct 21, 2019 16:06

Description:

Business success is built on profitability and people. It is not built on EGO, PRIDE, or FANCY THINGS!

 

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

How to Hire Employees OLDER Than You

Oct 10, 2019 20:47

Description:

Last year, I was the youngest person in any of my businesses.... Here are some of my tips for young entrepreneurs that need to hire older, more experienced employees.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Q&A - How to Beat Your BIG Competitors

Oct 3, 2019 21:57

Description:

On this episode, I take questions from a painter and a pharmacist... both struggling to grow their business

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Hidden Profits In Your Business... Cut Out The Distractions!

Sep 23, 2019 18:59

Description:

In this episode, I talk about the services, products, employees, or Customers that are DISTRACTING you and your business... In doing so, they are sabotaging your bottom line!

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

The FIRST and BEST Employee, Ad, and System

Sep 18, 2019 19:20

Description:

What is the FIRST business you would start?
Where would you spend your FIRST marketing dollars?
Who would be the FIRST employee you would hire?
I answer all these questions and more!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

300th Episode Announcement: Ask Me Your Business Question DIRECTLY!

Sep 12, 2019 07:45

Description:

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Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Suicide and Depression: Overcoming Mental Health Issues for Entrepreneurs

Sep 6, 2019 44:22

Description:

Would you ignore a broken leg or a heart attack? Why, then, do we ignore mental health issues and not talk about them? Millions of entrepreneurs are in a dark place and we MUST remove the stigma by FIRST having a conversation…

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Get Your Business on a Financial Diet!

Aug 30, 2019 30:48

Description:

Wondering why you can't grow your business, hire better employees, or start the venture you've always dreamed of?
There's a good chance you've gained a few financial pounds and a strict diet is necessary to keep you lean. YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT!

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Marketing to Baby Boomers... Your Business Depends On It!

Aug 21, 2019 28:15

Description:

Did you know that the baby boomer generation holds 70% of our nation's disposable income? In this episode, we talk about how you can market your products and services to them and reap the rewards.

Article Source: https://www.vendhq.com/blog/marketing-to-baby-boomers/

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

I QUIT !

Aug 12, 2019 32:49

Description:

In this episode, I talk about quitting my existing role at Augusta Lawn Care and not being there for day-to-day operations.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Dealing With Bad Employees and a Growing Business

Aug 6, 2019 22:39

Description:

Today, I talk about how to discipline an underperforming employee. I also discuss the cultural tipping point between staying small and a growing business scaling up. 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Becoming Mike Andes | Full Interview

Jul 23, 2019 01:39:55

Description:

Today, I answer rapid fire questions about my childhood and my journey to where I am today. "I'm in the 2nd inning of a long game" but here is the story of my progress so far. I hope you gain some insight that you can apply to your own business.

Interviewer: Liz Naber (Operations Manager at Augusta Lawn Care)

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

3 Ways to Lead Your Employees (and get them to do what you want)

Jul 16, 2019 24:14

Description:

You can lead using physical force, positional authority, or cultural pressure. The third is optimal, but how do you create a culture that has PRESSURE?!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

FAQs About Me | Business Bootcamp Podcast

Jul 13, 2019 35:15

Description:

Alert: DIFFERENT episode! Today, I answer 7 questions commonly asked by listeners about my personal life.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Let Your Business Run WITHOUT You

Jul 2, 2019 21:11

Description:

Today, we talk about the 5 ingredients it takes to let your business run WITHOUT you on a day-to-day operational level. These are the steps required to become an absentee-owner.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Feeling Stuck? Listen to This

Jun 21, 2019 21:14

Description:

It can be easy to get impatient on the entrepreneurial journey... I don't offer answers -- just encouragement. Keep grinding!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Creating a Subscription-Based Business and Being a Depressed Entrepreneur

Jun 4, 2019 21:13

Description:

Are you interested in tripling the valuation of your business? Are you tired of cash flow problems and seasonality? Consider changing your business model and adopting the subscription model! Also, I share about my own doubt and entrepreneurial "low-times" that come from time to time.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

What a Small Business Owner Can Learn from Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos

May 28, 2019 26:07

Description:

Recently, I listened to books about three of modern history's greatest business legends: Musk, Bezos, and Jobs. Here are 4 observations I made about their lives and what I can apply to my small business and leadership style.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Pay-for-Performance VS Hourly Paid Employees

May 21, 2019 21:13

Description:

I am in the process of changing my landscaping company to a performance-based pay system. In this episode I talk about why I am making this change... and why you may want to consider doing the same thing.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

I Am Franchising My Business... Want to Join?

May 13, 2019 34:17

Description:

Today, I share updates on all my businesses and what I have been up to. I am still making mistakes, learning, growing, and trying to become a better entrepreneur. One big announcement is that I will start selling Augusta Lawn Care franchises in September 2019! I am looking for 10 people to join as our first franchisees.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

How to Build a 7-Figure Service Business Using Facebook Ads

Apr 29, 2019 29:44

Description:

Today, I share the specific tactics I've used for online direct response marketing. Click, Create, Convert. These are the steps to creating a seven figure business, regardless if you are online, offline, retail or service-based.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

How to Automate Your Sales Process

Apr 17, 2019 28:08

Description:

The best way to get predictable, consistent results is to use technology to automate your sales cycle. From the point of brand awareness, all the way to asking for a referral you must take time out of the equation and make the Customer experience seamless.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Chaos in the Kitchen! A Lesson on Customer Experience

Apr 8, 2019 19:16

Description:

Your Customers are paying for an experience with your product or service. They don't want to hear excuses or the chaos behind-the-scenes! In this video, I use the analogy of a restaurant to prove an important point about Customer Service.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

The Burden of Leadership - Real Entrepreneurship

Mar 30, 2019 17:02

Description:

Entrepreneurship has become a label. To many people, they attribute a life of luxury, wealth, and lavish living with being a business owner. Today, I talk about the realities of being a small business owners... the grind, the hustle, the loneliness, and the sacrifices. ARE YOU IN?!

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

4 Reasons Why You Must Grow Your Business to $1M

Mar 17, 2019 24:48

Description:

I know what it is like to start at zero... I know what it's like to hire your first employee... and I know what it is like to run a business that makes less than $1M in annual revenue. Today, I share 4 reasons why you should scale your business to at least a 7-figure company.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Being Authentic Makes You More Money.

Mar 8, 2019 15:46

Description:

If your business is small or you're just starting out, don't shy away from your truth. Be authentic to who you are, and use marketing to tell customers your story. 

 

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

What Toyota Can Teach Small Businesses (Lean Management: Interview w/ Paul Akers)

Feb 27, 2019 49:04

Description:

Today, I interview the godfather of LEAN, Paul Akers. Lean is a concept in business and life of cutting waste and making processes more efficient. Paul is the owner of a renowned manufacturing facility that uses techniques from Toyota and Japanese manufacturers to make their people and processes ultra-efficient.

Paul is the author of a book I highly recommend called, "2-Second Lean"

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

Don't Let Other People's Opinions Dictate Your Life and Business

Feb 25, 2019 17:04

Description:

For many of the small business owners I talk about there is ONE thing holding them back from getting to the next level. No it is the economy, competitors, or access to capital... Is something I call O.P.O. (Other Peoples Opinions).

 

Watch the video version:

youtube.com/mikeandes

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software.

FIRED on Day 2!

Feb 20, 2019 25:22

Description:

Yesterday, I fired one of my employees... after his second day on the job. Why? You will have to listen to this episode.... but at the end of the day FIRING is what dictates your company culture.

By the way, this is the first episode recorded in our NEW studio! Checkout the YouTube channel to see video!

 

youtube.com/mikeandes

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

#1 Marketing Tip for Your Small Business

Feb 16, 2019 25:37

Description:

Create content. That's it. Those two words sum up the entire episode. I share how I have used content to grow my online businesses... but more importantly how I am using content creation to grow my local landscaping business.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Stop Chasing the NEXT Shiny Thing!

Feb 5, 2019 17:15

Description:

Do you have this syndrome? It's called NSTS (New Shiny Thing Syndrome).

Be Patient. Focus. Be attentive to the business you are building NOW!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

How to Interview 30 People in 2 Days

Jan 25, 2019 20:31

Description:

I recently hired a few people for my business... it took me 30 interviews to get those successful candidates. Here are 4 of the things I use in my interview process to find and hire great talent while retaining a great company culture. 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Getting OUT of the Day-to-Day Operation of Your Business

Jan 17, 2019 17:57

Description:

The role I play at my landscaping company is changing. In order to work on strategy, hiring, culture, and branding I am delegating the other functions of my day-to-day role. If you want your business to go to the next level, this is an imperative step... not an easy one, bu  necessary one.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

My Impact in 2019... What's Yours?

Jan 8, 2019 27:25

Description:

In this episode I share the goals I have for all by businesses in 2019 and recap what took place in 2018. Going into the new year, my ONE WORD will be "impact."

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Fake Entrepreneur Exposed! & My Business Advice to Them

Dec 27, 2018 33:31

Description:

Here are my tips for all small business owners that feel their business is underachieving. PLEASE listen to this episode if you are considering starting a business... this will save you years of frustration! I'm tired of fake entrepreneurship and the lack of solid info for small businesses... and it sort of shows here.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

How to Do Peer-to-Peer Annual Reviews

Dec 23, 2018 24:43

Description:

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

How to GROW Your Business in the Recession

Dec 16, 2018 25:49

Description:

The stock market has been volatile the past few months which has investors talking about a eminent recession. Are you and your business ready to capitalize on the economic contraction? You can actually GROW during recession... if you plan for it now.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

You Should Tell Your Employees Your Salary

Dec 11, 2018 27:39

Description:

No it's not clickbait... I really do believe that you should tell your employees exactly where every dollar of the business is going.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

I Really Messed Up - Delegation

Dec 1, 2018 24:07

Description:

I am not a perfect boss or leader... yesterday highlighted that fact. A business owners we must learn that as we build a Team and delegate tasks, we cannot step in and make everyone trip over us as they are trying to do their job... it slows progress and kills culture.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Innovate. Don't Be a One Trick Pony

Nov 24, 2018 20:39

Description:

Innovation is an overused word in the world of startups and tech moguls; however, it is important to change and evolve as a small business. Today, we discuss the importance of learning from other industries to improve your processes and systems.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Transparent Pricing is Black and White

Nov 13, 2018 23:40

Description:

We have made our pricing at the gym and landscaping company very transparent recently. Here is the upside of sharing your prices online... you got nothing to hide!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Use These Tactics to Grow Your Business!

Nov 9, 2018 22:09

Description:

Today, I share an online tool I use for all my design needs. I also talk about a powerful mail marketing tool and the books I am listening to right now. I share the video tactics we have used to close 38% more of our estimate proposals!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

I Changed My Mind

Oct 28, 2018 22:42

Description:

Here are three things I have learned in the past few years in the evolution of my entrepreneurial career. I've changed my mind on topics such as building a team and time management.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dealing With the Unexpected and Hiring Your First Employee

Oct 18, 2018 29:31

Description:

Unexpected roadblocks and changes are absolutely a part of the entrepreneurial journey... how you deal with them is what separates the good from the great.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

We Got Ranked "Best Place to Work"

Sep 30, 2018 27:42

Description:

My company was recently ranked #1 place to work in Whatcom County for companies under 50 employees. Here's how we did it.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Where I Invest My Money

Sep 28, 2018 16:34

Description:

Here are the three ways to invest your money. 

1.) Business

2.) Real Estate

3.) Paper (Stocks and Bonds)

I share my tips and advice for your extra $$$.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

How to Have a Team Off-Site Meeting (IMPORTANT)

Sep 16, 2018 25:03

Description:

This is perhaps my greatest advice EVER! Here is why you must have a Team off-site meeting and the steps to making it meaningful.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Creating Your Org Chart & a NEW Podcast

Sep 3, 2018 20:09

Description:

As your child grows, you parenting style changes. As your business grows the way you manage it must evolve and change. Create mid-level managers and leaders over groups of 4-6 individuals.

Also, I am launching a new podcast for gym owners and fitness entrepreneurs. It is called "Barbells and Business" and will document the changes and experiments we do at the gym I just bought.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Put Yourself Out of Business

Aug 24, 2018 27:03

Description:

Here is a question small business owners MUST ask themselves to ensure the longevity of their business.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

(bad audio) Why Most Business Owners FAIL in August

Aug 21, 2018 12:43

Description:

If you feel exhausted or in need of inspiration, this is the episode for you! August can be a tempting time to slip into cruise control and coast into the end of the year. DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN! Accelerate and go full throttle!

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

How to Fix Underperforming Employees

Aug 7, 2018 28:00

Description:

What do you do when an employee is underperforming? Fire them? Put up with it? Here are four steps to making sure you turn average employees into GREAT Team members.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

What I've Learned in the Past 2 Weeks... Running Four Businesses

Jul 28, 2018 27:30

Description:

In the past couple weeks I have had to come to grips with a lot of my shortcomings as a professional. Owning 4 different businesses isn't super easy and I am still learning how to balance it all.

 

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Q&A - Help! My Team Is Failing Me

Jul 17, 2018 29:53

Description:

Today, a small business owner submits a question on how to build Team culture within their organization. After losing 3 out of their 7 employees morale is low and the Team needs work internally if the business is ever going to grow.

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Money Motivation for the Small Business Owner - Ep.246

Jul 9, 2018 27:30

Description:

What is the main driver or purpose in your business? What motivates you to sacrifice and work 80 hours a week? It's gotta be more than JUST money.

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Your Business Has Acne - Ep.245

Jun 30, 2018 21:27

Description:

As your business grows out of infancy it comes into adolescence... growing pains form and the business begins to take on a life of its own. I want to share my thoughts as my company goes through adolescence and how you can make sure you get through this exciting (yet fragile) stage of the business life cycle.

 

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How to Create a Team Scoreboard - Ep.244

Jun 26, 2018 21:09

Description:

This is an important key to drive you company towards its goals... and get buy-in from your entire team! I have been listening to the "4 Principles of Execution" and this is the major take-away.... create a scoreboard!

 

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Q&A - How to Name Your Business and Diversify Services - Ep.243

Jun 18, 2018 23:58

Description:

The sponsor of the show is Finagraph.

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How to Find Your Second in Command - Ep. 242

Jun 8, 2018 29:55

Description:

Today, I interview my office manager and second in command, Liz. She is my right hand person for everything within the business. She shares her thoughts on how to become a #2 and I share my thoughts on how to find your #2.

 

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emPATHETIC - Ep.241

Jun 1, 2018 24:45

Description:

I want to share the one ingredient that I feel makes a great employer and Team culture.... empathy.

 

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Fuel Without Engines! - Ep.240

May 24, 2018 18:56

Description:

Do you have a great idea? Do you want to start a business? This episode will give you the kick in the pants that you need to GET STARTED!

 

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BURNOUT! - Ep.239

May 17, 2018 17:03

Description:

Let's sit down and talk about something that most small business owners experience but rarely talk about... BURNOUT! Sometimes it seems like you could work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week... and you would still be losing ground on your TO-DO list....

 

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New Employee Orientation Day - Ep.238

May 6, 2018 26:05

Description:

What does your new hire orientation day look like? Why do celebrate more when people LEAVE, than when they are first HIRED?

 

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2 Ways to Hire "A" Players - Ep.237

May 2, 2018 29:02

Description:

Today, I share the two ways we have hired A Team players.

 

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Rant About Long-Term Purpose - Ep.236

Apr 22, 2018 23:11

Description:

This is a recording of a rant I went on about making short-term sacrifices for the long-term purpose and goal of your life and business.

 

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My Advice for High Schoolers - LIVE - Ep.235

Apr 13, 2018 19:48

Description:

This episode is special because I recorded it LIVE with the high schoolers of the school I went to from Kindergarten to Grade 8. I take questions from the students about business, college, and more.

How to Start Making Money Online as a Side-Hustle - Ep.234

Mar 28, 2018 30:51

Description:

Today, I share how and why I started the podcast and how it has morphed into LandscapeBusinessCourse.com

I share about the online business side of things and how you can replicate my success by focussing on 1.) Your Passion and 2.) Your Audience

Planning the Demise of Your Business - Ep.233

Mar 13, 2018 19:13

Description:

Is your business ready for WORST CASE SCENARIO? What happens if you get hit by a bus? Or your manager leaves? Or a key client cancels?

 

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 DAY trial of their HR software.

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Live Meeting -- Hiring and Sales... with a Window Cleaning Service - Ep.232

Mar 5, 2018 45:18

Description:

This is a live recording of a meeting I had with a local small business owner. We talk about how he can hire great employees and scale up his business sales.

 

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A Marketing Strategy that WORKS! - Ep.231

Feb 28, 2018 19:35

Description:

Today, I share marketing strategy that my company is using. It can be used by any industry or service-based business that is serving a local market.

 

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Why You Need LESS New Customers - Ep. 230

Feb 26, 2018 23:54

Description:

Too many small business owners are always in pursuit of the next new customer... like a carrot before the horse. However, what if I told you that you could make twice as much money without getting anymore customers? Here is a cool tactic to do just that.

 

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What is a Good Response Rate on Ads? - Ep.229

Feb 16, 2018 31:55

Description:

Today, I answer two questions that came in. One is about closing ratios on EDDM (Every Door Direct Marketing). The second one is about online quoting and the pros, cons, and cautions of increasing the amount of friction in the buying process. TIME is the greatest FRICTION in your sales process!

 

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How to Buy Businesses - Ep.227

Feb 14, 2018 32:28

Description:

Today, I share my tips on how to buy businesses and how to value the price you should pay.

 

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I Had to Apologize - Ep.226

Feb 4, 2018 41:26

Description:

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Learn from the Government ShutDown, Amazon Go, and Bottled Oxygen - Ep.226

Jan 28, 2018 26:38

Description:

On this episode, I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the business news that is currently flying around the headlines including Amazon's new cashier-less grocery store and the government shutdown.

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How to Create a Hiring Process - Ep.225

Jan 26, 2018 23:07

Description:

I want to share the exact process we use to find and hire the right people for my business. I hope you get some good ideas that will help you attract and retain the talent you cultivate on your Team.

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Cash Flow Rules! - Ep.224

Jan 23, 2018 43:47

Description:

On this show we talk about how to improve your cash flow sing hard and soft systems. I also share some customers experience encounters I have had as well as the book I am currently listening to.

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Q&A - How to Get Your Employees on the Customer Service Boat - Ep.223

Jan 17, 2018 38:50

Description:

Dr. Wright emailed the show with a question about creating a customer-centered culture within her medical practice.

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Q&A - Naming Your Business and Putting It On AutoPilot - Ep.222

Jan 12, 2018 30:38

Description:

In this episode, Mike takes two questions from listeners. One is about how to name your company and another question about putting your business on autopilot so you don't have to work all the time.

Absentee Ownership and Running a Business From College - Ep.221

Jan 4, 2018 27:15

Description:

Trevor writes in today with a question as to wether he should scale his business while he goes to college. Is absentee-ownership all it is made out to be? And when does it work?

 

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Innovate OR Die- Ep.220

Dec 30, 2017 23:21

Description:

How can you use technology to make your buying process smoother, more accessible, and more convenient for your customers? We look to Dominos Pizza as a model of using social media, voice recognition, driverless vehicles, and more to get in front of consumers.

This episode is sponsored by Vast Conference. Visit conferencecalling.com/trialoffer for a free 30 day trial of their online conference calling and sharing software. Gone are the days of bad audio when having multiple callers on a call!

Should You Take Out a Loan? - Ep.219

Dec 15, 2017 22:29

Description:

When should you take a bank loan? Family money? Venture capital? Seed money? Angel funding? Hear my take on getting investment in your small business.

Working for Free and Bitcoin - Ep.218

Dec 11, 2017 20:03

Description:

When should you do work for free in order to gain market share and new clients? Also, a lot of you have been asking about bitcoin and investing in it. I give my thoughts... you might not agree.

Is Your Business "Anti-Fragile"? - Ep. 217

Nov 28, 2017 14:10

Description:

What would happen to your business if we go into recession in 2018? Or if you get hit by a truck tomorrow? These are things we obviously don't want to think about but if they would wipe your business out then you have put your business in a dangerous place... a fragile place. How can you protect the weak links of your business and make it "anti-fragile"?

Should You Use Performance-Based Pay? - Ep. 216

Nov 22, 2017 39:50

Description:

In this episode, I give some updates to what I am up to and my business. I also talk about the ongoing debate about how you should compensate your team.... Should you simply pay a flat hourly rate or salary or should you have performance-based pay structure?

Customer Experience Stories - Ep.215

Nov 5, 2017 36:20

Description:

In today's show, I share 5 experiences I've had as a customer with companies, including: Vitamin World, Baskin' Robbins, and more!

Business is NOT Booming - Ep.214

Nov 3, 2017 25:37

Description:

In this episode, I share the pros and cons of different software systems and respond to a new business owner that says "business is not booming"

Marketing to Warm Leads - Ep.213

Oct 18, 2017 24:13

Description:

Have you been neglecting the most valuable segment of your market? Your past clients and leads are ripe for the picking and they are the low hanging fruit that will cost less to convert to paying customers.

The W.O.W. Effect - Ep.212

Oct 4, 2017 15:56

Description:

Do you want brand loyalty? Customer loyalty? Increased customer lifetime value? This is episode is for this that want to create cult-like following of clients...

Fear is the Crippling Force of Mediocrity - Ep.211

Sep 20, 2017 27:53

Description:

On this show, I bring you up to speed on what I've been up to and we talk about the one thing that keep most people from success... the one thing that keeps people from starting and growing their business... FEAR!

Focus on "WHY" Your Business Exists - Ep.210

Sep 10, 2017 21:12

Description:

It's easy to explain the WHAT and HOW of your business... But the money is made when you start to think about WHY your business exists.

What Business Should You Start? Become a Blue Collar Millionaire- Ep.209

Sep 5, 2017 18:44

Description:

So often, I get listeners ask the questions "what type of business should I start?" I think you should start a blue collar business... yep, one where you get dirty, sweaty, and sharpen your business skills beyond any college degree could do.

Making $185K/Yr Cleaning Grills and Ovens - Ep.208

Aug 28, 2017 36:20

Description:

This guy is cleaning ovens and grills by himself (no employees) and he is making $185K/yr! Now he is asking Mike about how he should go about scaling his company via franchising.

Breaking the $1,000,000 Sound Barrier - Ep.207

Aug 25, 2017 52:46

Description:

Scott is the owner of Dependable Electrical Services and he talks with Mike about scaling his business. He has been doing $800-900K annually for the past few years but can't seem to break through the $1,000,000 marker. He is closer than he thinks.

Pt2. Service-Based-Business: NEVER DO THIS! - Ep.206

Aug 22, 2017 39:51

Description:

You should never, ever, ever do this one thing as a small business owner! Not knowing their numbers is the achilles heel of many small business owners.

Pt1 - Service-Based-Business: Increasing Customer Lifetime Value - Ep.205

Aug 22, 2017 31:36

Description:

Dion is a service-based business owner and today he learns how to increase his profit without increasing the number of customers he has. The key is increasing the $$ per client each month... increasing his lifetime customer value.

A Test to See If You Are an Entrepreneur - Ep.204

Aug 18, 2017 22:51

Description:

On this show, we have some "real talk." If you are thinking about starting your business, this is a must-listen! Are you part of the 10% of small business owners that will be successful? Are you an entrepreneur?

To Scale or NOT to Scale Your Business - Ep.203

Aug 18, 2017 24:09

Description:

Should you scale your business and make it bigger? Should you hire more people, more equipment and expand? OR NOT?

Marketing with No Budget - Ep. 202

Aug 15, 2017 16:14

Description:

In today's show, I explain how you can create an online presence and create a marketing system that has the highest ROI.

$1.5 Million Pest Control Company? - Ep.201

Aug 9, 2017 39:27

Description:

On today's show, I talk to Kenny, partner in a pest control company that does $900K/yr in gross revenue. Kenny wants to make $1.5 Million... and he has to switch from sales to brand to do it.

I Almost Died One Year Ago - Ep.200

Aug 7, 2017 16:43

Description:

I got a bit personal on this show since this past week was one year since I almost died in a work accident under a dump truck. Since then, business and life (and my outlook on both) have changed.

The Sound Barrier that Plagues Small Businesses - Ep.199

Aug 4, 2017 17:13

Description:

On this episode, we talk about the 200K- 1M in revenue small business that struggles to actually net money out for the owner. You are in the "middle ground" and I want to help you break out past the $1,000,000 revenue marker... that is when you actually start to see the fruits of your labors.

Packaging Services, Influencers, and Online Stores - Ep. 198

Jul 31, 2017 35:15

Description:

Justin is an actor and music editor. Mike talks with him today about how he can scale up his music editing side hustle and create a personal brand.

17 Year Old Drop Shipping Fitness Supplements - Ep.197

Jul 30, 2017 32:57

Description:

Today, I talk to a young entrepreneur that is selling fitness products online. He wants to learn how to make a relevant brand instead of just selling commodity products online. 

Mapping the Future - Ep.196

Jul 29, 2017 29:46

Description:

With 4 employees and three quarters of a million in annual revenue, Jonathan calls in today and ask what he can't do to take his mapping company to the next level.

Making Seasonal Businesses Profitable YEAR ROUND - Ep.195

Jul 25, 2017 35:01

Description:

Today, I talk with Brandon about his window cleaning business, Next Level. We talk about strategies that he can use to get more business during slow times of the year

Forget Your Product! You Sell Reactions - Ep.194

Jul 17, 2017 22:21

Description:

You don't sell products or services! You sell the reactions that your product/service creates. The food, mowed lawn, built house, etc are just the vehicle to create a positive reaction by your client.

Get Vulnerable! - Ep.193

Jul 3, 2017 25:57

Description:

In this episode, I get real personal and I debate whether to share this vulnerability with my team. I encourage you to at least consider the same idea of being vulnerable... it might just change the business relationships you share with employees.

Amazon and Whole Foods, Samsung and YouTubers - Ep.192

Jun 27, 2017 19:10

Description:

The Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition was a match made in heaven, and there is a lot to learn from Samsung on how they are marketing the new Galaxy S8 using influencer marketing.

I Need Your Help - Ep.191

Jun 19, 2017 19:36

Description:

Positivity wins, but negativity still stings! I got a couple bad online reviews for my landscaping business and, yes, it really hurts... Now I need to double down on giving positivity a voice and letting satisfied customers give their online reviews.

The Hustle is Real - Ep.190

Jun 12, 2017 18:09

Description:

Today I share about what my company is up to and the decisions that we have coming up next week to start a second location and franchise the concept.

You Must Have This Conversation with Your Team! - Ep.189

Jun 2, 2017 01:04:26

Description:

This was an internal off-site meeting I had with my team at Augusta Lawn Care Services. We talk about how we are going to take the business from 1 million to 10 million in sales... and the changes needed to get there.

My Interview on BeeInfluenced Podcast - Ep.188

May 29, 2017 44:41

Description:

I share my story of going to college at age 13 and how I went from pre-med student to entrepreneur. I don't usually share any interviews on the show, but BeeInfluenced is a new podcast and I love helping other young podcasters grow their audience.

MikeMinute: Your Business Is Going Through Puberty! - Ep187

May 27, 2017 16:34

Description:

There is a life cycle to every business... newborn, toddler, adolescent, adult, etc. Today, I talk about her my business in -- that hyper-growth part called puberty! 

MikeMinute: It's All Your Fault! - Ep.186

May 25, 2017 05:57

Description:

I have been listening to an amazing audiobook called "Extreme Ownership." I highly recommend you listen to it if you are a small business owner or leader within your organization.

Dropping Balls and Botched Hedges- Ep.185

May 23, 2017 15:49

Description:

This is a follow-up to episode 184. In this show we talk about the WHEN aspect of hiring middle management. Several of you had emailed me with questions as far as what indicators tell you it is time to hire out areas of your business.

MikeMinute: Scale Your Business By Doubling Down On Your STRENGTHS - Ep.184

May 21, 2017 10:31

Description:

If you want to grow your business you must learn that you aren't the #1 in every area of your business. Focus on the 2 or 3 things that you are a true all-star at -- hire people that are better than you in the other areas.

MikeMinute: CFFO - Chief Fire Fighting Officer - Ep.183

May 17, 2017 07:30

Description:

YOUR NEW JOB TITLE! You put out fires everyday as a business owner... all the problems somehow make it to your desk. Embrace the challenges (that doesn't mean you need to enjoy them) and realize its part of the journey of scaling your small business.

MikeMinute: You Don't Have Anything to be Proud About -- Be Humble! - Ep.182

May 16, 2017 13:50

Description:

Confidence and determination are one thing... pride and arrogance is another. We don't talk about it often in the world of business, but humility is a key ingredient to making your small business successful and becoming a great leader.

MikeMinute: Dealing with Lousy Employees - Ep.181

May 15, 2017 12:03

Description:

I have 2 underperforming employees and I decide to have uncomfortable conversations to show my commitment to them and to try and curb their behavior.

MikeMinute: Let's Jam About Fixed Expenses - Ep.180

May 13, 2017 08:22

Description:

Fixed expenses versus variable expenses and what you need to do to reduce your risk of too much overhead. NUMBERS!

Advice High Schoolers Need to Hear - Ep.179

May 11, 2017 12:58

Description:

Some of my thoughts about college, internships, and what high schoolers should do after they graduate...

Focus ONLY on TopLine Revenue and Efficiency - Ep.178

May 10, 2017 14:10

Description:

Brian sent a question in on starting his business. Mike encourages you to focus on just two things in your business.... yes there are hundreds of other areas and details but they seem to take care of themselves when the business is growing top line revenue and focussed on lean business practices (efficiency).

MikeMinute: How to FIRE Employees - Ep.177

May 9, 2017 10:20

Description:

Hiring is tricky, but firing someone is a whole lot more awkward... but you've gotta do it by-the-books. Documentation is key to making sure your prior employees can't try and make things up... not documenting the reasons for the firing and having witnesses/signatures WILL come back to bite you sooner or later. PS -- never fire someone over a text message....

MikeMinute: I Made a Big Mistake! - Ep.176

May 6, 2017 13:09

Description:

7-8 months ago I hired an employee... He got fired on his second day on the team... Yet, 7 months later I still have regrets and am reaping the repercussions of not having a hiring system in place.

Your Customer Service is Pathetic - Ep.175

May 5, 2017 22:23

Description:

Yes, United Airlines had bad customer service... But, there is a time when the business owner has to draw a line and fire the customer. Today, we talk about the balance between sales and customer service and how good customer service can feed your sales funnel.

MikeMinute: Passion is Overrated - Ep.174

May 4, 2017 09:12

Description:

Everyone says that you have to be passionate about what you are doing in order to become extra ordinary at that craft.... I get it... But I disagree. What about the journey to that "passionate" place? What about the grind? The stick-to-it-ive-ness when you don't feel like jumping out of bed and going to work everyday.... ?

MikeMinute: I NEED YOUR HELP!! - ethical dilemma - Ep.173

May 3, 2017 09:10

Description:

I have a question for you... what would you do if you were me? Am I making the wrong decision?

MikeMinute: Facebook, Acquisitions, and $100,000 - Ep.172

May 2, 2017 10:53

Description:

What is Facebook up to and what can we learn from their acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp? Also, I personally hit a pretty cool milestone in my business.

MikeMinute: My Vehicle Got Towed! - Ep.171

Apr 30, 2017 18:13

Description:

Two questions got answered today... two random questions. One about success, the other about investors.

Then something crazy happened....!

MikeMinute: Meditation, Prayer, Priorities, Balance - Ep.170

Apr 28, 2017 10:17

Description:

Business isn't the most important thing... you need something to anchor you.

MikeMinute: Do You Really Need Vacations? - Ep.169

Apr 27, 2017 06:39

Description:

If you love what you do you aren't constantly thinking about your next "escape", your next "get-a-way"..... If all you think about is your next vacation, then you've gotta get serious with yourself... you got one life!

MikeMinute: So, You Wanna Be a Billionaire! - Ep.168

Apr 26, 2017 10:55

Description:

If you talk the talk you've got to walk the walk. If your work ethic and hustle doesn't match your audacious goals and aspirations you are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure.

MikeMinute: How to Get More from Your Employees - Ep.167

Apr 25, 2017 14:40

Description:

Mike gives you two different angles on getting more from your employees. Remember the Golden Rule, "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."

You have got to understand your people if you want to incentivize and motivate them to achieve more.

MikeMinute: Getting Your New Business On Page One of Google Search - Ep.166

Apr 25, 2017 14:11

Description:

Mike shares a small yet very powerful tip on getting your website to rank higher in Google Search.

The United Airlines Fiasco - Ep.165

Apr 24, 2017 14:10

Description:

What can we learn from the United Airlines fiasco this past week? A lot! But, today we dig deep into the CEO's response to the incident and how you should apologize more effectively.

Suicide and Entrepreneurship - Ep.164

Apr 14, 2017 28:36

Description:

Suicide is a subject not talked about much but is extremely prevalent in the entrepreneurial community and can be hurdle for failing small business owners.

White Water Rafting (Warning: Tech/Audio Geeks Should Skip This One) - Ep.163

Apr 5, 2017 21:40

Description:

Luke was a fellow student in my MBA class and is the owner of a white water rafting company and a yoga studio. Mike gives advice on how to scale his business and market his services using social media and video.

Inspiration VS Work Ethic - Ep.162

Apr 1, 2017 29:10

Description:

A 60 year old asked a question and Mike gives advice on how to quit your 9 to 5 job and start your passion project or entrepreneurial adventure.

Making Millions... Hauling Junk - Ep.161

Mar 30, 2017 35:47

Description:

This an amazing episode with Omar Soliman, CEO of College Hunks Hauling Junk and a sort of mentor that I have followed for several years. College Hunks now has 100 franchises and is growing very rapidly with over $70,000,000 in annual revenue. Omar gives tips to systemize your business, franchise your company, and turn blue collar work into white collar professions.

State of the Union (host) Address - Ep.160

Mar 24, 2017 18:09

Description:

This is an update on what I have been up to. Includes franchising my lawn care business, getting awards, and the importance of creating a team culture.

College Dropout - Ep.159

Mar 21, 2017 56:04

Description:

Joseph is 20 years old and in his second year of college. He wants to drop out and run his business full time. His parents still want him to attend college, graduate, and get a corporate job. There is a mindset and process that you should follow if you want to drop out of college.

How to Go From Idea --> to --> Business - Ep.158

Mar 14, 2017 19:07

Description:

Aaron lives in Vancouver and emailed a question about starting a mobile fitness business for HR departments. Mike gives advice on creating a minimum viable product, and making real businesses out the ideas you have!

Live Call: Live on Little - Ep.157

Mar 10, 2017 01:29:20

Description:

Kristian called in today and talks about his journey as a young business owner. He is looking to scale his business quickly and is able to do so because he puts his money back into the business (instead of buying the fancy car, watch, house, etc). This is a valuable lesson for all entrepreneurs wanting to scale their business.... LIVE ON LITTLE!

Regional Business Marketing & Product/Service Complementation - Ep.156

Mar 7, 2017 30:34

Description:

If you are selling you products you should sell services... and vice versa. This is a great opportunity to upset existing clients and reach a whole new demographic of prospects. Also, Mike takes a question from a pharmacist that is trying to grow his business.

Live Call: Disrupting "Old" Industries - Ep.155

Mar 3, 2017 31:29

Description:

Ben is a farmer and we talk about how he can disrupt an industry that has been around for thousands of years using modern marketing methods and techniques.

Live Call: Targeting the 40-60+ Year Old Demographic - Ep.154

Mar 1, 2017 43:29

Description:

Sanjeev called in today and is the owner of a physical therapist business called Fyzical in Florida. Mike talks about the ways that Sanjeev can target his audience of 40+ year old market and advertise to them.

Why President Trump Won - Ep.153

Feb 25, 2017 17:10

Description:

Trump won the election a couple months ago... I really could care less from a political standpoint but from a marketing an business side I think there are some takeaways and things to learn that will help you advertise and promote your small business!

Systems, Systems, Systems - Ep.152

Feb 23, 2017 13:41

Description:

If you get one bit of information out of the entire podcast and all the episodes on Business Bootcamp Podcast, it is this: you MUST build your business on systems... not personality, talent, or your skills. Short and sweet rant that I just had to give... listen to it twice and let it be the spark that gets you to do something about it!

Creating a Job Fair to Attract Talent - Ep.151

Feb 17, 2017 18:49

Description:

This is a follow up episode one creating a hiring system. There are four steps: online application, job fair, interview, hiring and training.

LIVE CALL: 1 is better than 0 - Ep.150

Feb 15, 2017 34:58

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Sam asked a question in episode 148 and today he calls in and gets more advice on ramping up his audio production business. Marketing and advertising tips on the house!

LIVE CALL: Marine Turned Landscape Entrepreneur - Ep.149

Feb 12, 2017 01:20:30

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Eric, a former Marine, called in this week and wants to start a lawn care and landscaping business. Mike talks about the infant stages of the business, getting on the same page as your spouse, and specific numbers Eric should be hitting.

Passion VS Business - Ep.148

Feb 7, 2017 18:17

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Sam is a recording artist and wants to expand his business. The problem is he doesn't want the music (his passion) to suffer. How do you make a profitable business without sacrificing doing the thing you love?

Founder of LÄRABAR: Lara Merriken

Feb 4, 2017 30:23

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Ever had a LÄRABAR? They are all-natural energy bars sold in thousands of stores around the country. Ever wondered who started Larabar or how it became the company it is today? The founder of LÄRABAR, Lara Merriken, joins Mike for an exclusive interview on how she started the business in her kitchen and eventually got acquired by General Mills in 2008.

Hiring Millennials and Getting Your Team Committed - Ep.146

Jan 31, 2017 47:19

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Vince called in today. He is in his 50's and is having a hard time hiring young guys to work in the landscaping industry. Learn how to deal with millennials that are looking for work and whether or not you should offer salary or by-the-hour pay.

Niches to Riches - Ep.145

Jan 27, 2017 19:13

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Have a business idea or hobby trend side hustle? Wondering who you should be targeting your marketing too? Focus on the niche! Start on one small customer category and then dominate it. Once that is done use expansion into other categories as a way to propel your business growth.

How to Go From $100K to $1 Million in Annual Sales - Ep.144

Jan 24, 2017 18:12

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The million dollar revenue marker has become a milestone for many small businesses. The idea that 7 figures worth of sales is processed from a company shows that it is a real business and not just a hobby. It shows that the proprietor (founder) figured out how to create a team around their idea and make a profitable enterprise.

Here are 4 things you must do to take your business from $100K per year to the elusive $1,000,000 marker. Essentially this is how you 10X your company.

You are a sales organization. Don't forget it!  1.) Hire Good People

You must have a system in place to attract good people. Your equipment can be great, your storefront and company vehicles pristine but the real value of a business is in the people that work there. Once you have found good people it is important to get them involved in the mission of the business. Until your employees are SOLD on the business succeeding, your customers and clients won't be. Get your people on-board and involved and watch how much more efficient your company becomes -- let alone the company culture boost it will offer.

2.) Turn Good People Into Great People

Notice, I didn't say that you need to hire great people in #1. Great people cost a lot. Great people are in high demand. You have got to have the training in place and the management style implemented that will foster growth and experiential learning.

3.) Sales Trumps All

You are a sales organization. Don't forget it! Treat your sales staff like they are the kings of the universe. You will never save yourself to success and exponential growth. Top line revenue should be a constant focus and not expenses. Spend 80% of your time on revenue generation (sales) and 20% on conservation (budgeting). I find too many people that focus on their annual budget and forget to have a sales system and process in place to achieve their revenue goals.

4.) Be Systems-Centric (Not Personality-Centric)

What would happen if your manager got hurt tomorrow and couldn't work for a year? Or if you got hit by a truck tonight? Gruesome, yes, but it happens... and most small businesses fail at that moment or shut their doors soon after. The reason they fail is the positions of the company are upheld by strong personality and people and not the systems and procedures those people follow. You should have an operations manual that outlines the processes of every function within your organization. How do you create an invoice? When do you advertise certain services? How is the shop supposed to be organized? How are the books reconciled? If you create standard operations procedures for all the positions within your company it is much easier to find and train new people to fill those spots if they become empty.

Crawl Before You Walk - Ep.143

Jan 20, 2017 40:43

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A former classmate of mine called me on Skype with his friend. They are thinking of starting a trucking business and wanted another perspective on how to start the business (without spending a million dollars).

2 Ways to Dominate Instagram for $0 - Ep.142

Jan 18, 2017 22:13

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Because of the response from Episode 140 (2 Ways to Dominate Facebook Marketing) I wanted to put together another show on Instagram Marketing. Remember, these are just 2 of the MANY ways to get more sales using Instagram; however, I have used these no-cost methods to help business owners get more people walking in the door and calling them for their products/services. In other words, this isn't just about brand building -- it affects the bottom line... something most small business owners deem important.

 "Word of Mouth" got a name change... it's called Social Media!  1.) DM Your Way to Success

DM stands for Direct Message, in case you didn't know. This is a way of sending a text message privately to an Instagram user. First thing to do is search in "Tags" for a keyword that is used by your target audience. For this example, let's pretend you are trying to sell a trampoline safety product. The business owner would simply go to Instagram and search "trampoline" on Tags. The results will show all the posts that used #trampoline. Then go through the pictures and tap one. This will take you to the user's profile. In the top right hand corner of the screen there are 3 little dots. Click that icon and then click "Send Message." In the message itself DO NOT try and sell them right away. Maybe just comment on their trampoline, the pic they had posted (perhaps it was funny or there was an injury). The reason you don't need to sell is that the person will almost always reply and then tap on your profile link. They will then be able to see your posts, and most importantly, the website address link at the top of your page. Don't sell using direct messages. Create a relationship, comment, and warm up to people.

 

2.) Become the Local Insta Watch Dog 

This works great for businesses that can only serve clients in their local area... perhaps they have a brick and mortar store. For this example, let's pretend you are a hair stylist. You should spend the 5-10 minutes between clients using this tactic. Go to the Search function on Instagram (bottom of screen, second button from the left). Search by "Places". Then select "Near Current Location" (or whatever city you are targeting). Then you will be able to see all the most recent posts that are created in your area. The hair stylist should then scroll through the pictures and try and pick out the people that look like they are interested in beauty, hair, style, modelling, etc. Then use tactic #1 and send them a direct message... telling them they look great and you would love to give them 2 or 3 free haircuts at your store. Guess what they are going to do after you style/cut their hair?? Post another picture of themselves and mention your business. Word of mouth marketing at it's best: that is social media in a nutshell.

 

 Too many people try to push products and Sell, Sell, Sell on social media. That technique doesn't work as effectively on Facebook and Instagram. Remember if you try and start a conversation online with "I want" or "Could you please?" or "Check out my page" you will be categorized as Spam in the minds of consumers. Don't be thinking "What can I get from so-and-so?" You should be asking, "How can I add value to this individual?" Take the time to personalize your messages and take interest in what the individual is involved in by looking around on their profile. Show that you care about them and their interests and soon you will create a friendship... Which MAY or MAY NOT lead to a sale. 

 

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How to Hire Great People - Ep.141

Jan 15, 2017 30:54

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Are you trying to find good people to hire? Seem like an impossible feat? Perhaps, it isn't the people or prospective hires... maybe it's your hiring SYSTEM. I am testing a new model of hiring people and I think it can help you find better quality employees that will be long-term, high-quality assets to your organization.

2 Facebook Ads Strategies for Small Businesses - Ep.140

Jan 11, 2017 16:00

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I believe that Facebook ads are CURRENTLY the most underpriced ad product in the world. Yes, this will undoubtedly change. Eventually, the clicks will costs more and something newer and better will come up. However, today I share two tips for using Facebook to drive sales for your small business. These are tangible, tested, and simple ways to make the phone ring more often, get more web traffic, or whatever means you need to increase revenue!

What Are You Waiting For? WARNING: You Might Not Like This One - Ep.139

Jan 6, 2017 06:54

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I got a little creative today=) After recording a standard Q&A episode I decided to take a couple line out it and make a 2 minute rant! You might not like it... if not, please forgive me=)

How to Double Your Income in 2017 - Ep.138

Jan 3, 2017 27:23

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Here are the 5 things that will help you DOUBLE your personal and/or business income in 2017

 

1.) Hire Someone to do EVERYTHING in Your Business Besides Sales

 

You've gotta focus on the key drivers of growth and the #1 item you must pay attention to is sales and revenue generation. Yes, payroll, expense tracking, web design, office organization etc are all important but having a clean desk or perfectly design Profit/Loss Statement won't double your business in one year. Outsource clerical/admin tasks or hire someone to do them for you.

 

2.) Call Your 10 Dream Clients/Customers

 

Which companies or persons would blow your business up if they became paying customers? Write them down -- call them. Better yet, walk into their office and show them you mean business about doing business with them

 

3.) Track Your Time and Work 8% More Per Day

 

8% is just 2 hours per day. That might mean cutting out some TV time or mindlessly fingering through magazines or watching sports highlights on YouTube, but the results of this ultra productivity will pay big dividends -- not just financial ones either. Get your focus on time, it' the one thing you got!

 

4.) Cut Your Monthly Expenses by 25%

 

That might mean selling the big house in the nice neighborhood or downsizing from the Mercedes E-Class to a Honda Accord. Or it might just mean not eating out and going to the movies 3-4 times/week. Decrease your expenses, limit you junk, live a more fulfilling life.

 

5.) Know You Numbers and Set Bench Marks

 

If you want to go from $30K / year to $60K per year you will need to increase your income by $2500 per month. Set benchmarks. In the next 6 months you need to increase your monthly income by $1250. Seem hard? That just means you need to make $42 more each day. Know your numbers, break it down, set benchmarks.

Guerilla Marketing: Scaling the Unscalable - Ep.136

Dec 28, 2016 20:07

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If you are willing to grind and work hard while being creative you don't need a billion dollar digital marketing ad budget. Sometimes a "boots on the ground" person-to-person marketing approach is the key to building your brand recognition and sales.

LIVE CALL WINNER #1 - (This is a good one) - Ep.135

Dec 23, 2016 34:59

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Kathryn was one of today's 20 lucky winners of a LIVE phone advising call with Mike. This was one of Mike's favs because Christmas is just around the corner... How to scale and market a gift wrapping business!

I Went on a RANT! - Ep.134

Dec 20, 2016 21:45

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If you think that age, sex, race, religion, or anything else is keeping you from success this episode is for you. Yes, these are big issues and their are problems in our nation concerning them, but don't become a victim!!

Reverse Engineering Your Customer - Ep. 132

Dec 12, 2016 22:28

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Mike answers two questions from a small business owner that has a big idea for the painting industry. Instead of thinking about what you can get out of the sale, think from the point of view of your customer... your needs will work themselves out if you do that!

Free Books for Listeners ANNOUNCEMENT - Ep. 131

Dec 10, 2016 03:06

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Mike is giving away his book (Millennial Millionaire) for a limited time to listeners of the podcast only!!

Partnerships, 2017 Goals, and the Law of Attraction - Ep. 130

Dec 5, 2016 20:34

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Q&A with Mike about partnerships. How to start a partnership correctly and how to overcome disagreements during a partnership. Mike also talks about his 2017 goals and planning practices and the one thing that every entrepreneur needs -- ACTION!

How to Start Business While Doing Shift Work - Ep. 129

Nov 28, 2016 21:45

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Have a great idea but work shift work? Andrew writes in with a question. He works 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off in the mini industry and wants to start a moving company.

The 4 P's of Entrepreneurship - Ep.128

Nov 21, 2016 17:15

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You may have heard of the 4 P's of marketing but today Mike talks about the 4 P's of entrepreneurship: patience, persistence, practicality, and purpose. 

Motorsports Biz and Experiential Shopping- Ep.127

Nov 14, 2016 23:15

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Live video question came in from Kentucky and Mike gives advice on creating an experiential shopping experience

Q&A on Auto Repair Vending Machine and MY Biggest (Business) Fear - Ep.126

Nov 7, 2016 20:33

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Aaron has a great idea for auto dealers and repair shops and asks Mike about how to get started. Mike also shares his biggest fear about the podcast and business right now.

My Heart-to-Heart Talk for New Entrepreneurs - Ep.125

Nov 1, 2016 18:22

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I just wanted to give vent after running into an issue a few times in the past week. I think it will help new entrepreneurs a lot. I think seasoned business owners should also take note of the advice they dish out to young people.

Starting Photography Biz and Mentorship - Ep.124

Oct 27, 2016 18:02

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If you are wanting to grow as a media professional and the video/photography industry, this is a must listen. Mike gives concrete advice on learning the business aspect of things while also getting your name out there.

who i'm voting for president - Ep.123

Oct 20, 2016 19:57

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In addition to talking about the upcoming presidential election, Mike also shares how to get sponsors for your show, blog, sport, etc

Q&A - How to Optimize Your Website - Ep.122

Oct 13, 2016 20:10

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AJ has an online commerce store that sells car racing parts. Mike gives him some pointers on SEO, speed and design, as well as conversion on his website.

Q&A - How to Build a Cosmetic Business - Ep. 121

Oct 9, 2016 24:22

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Today, an online entrepreneur wants to know how to sell more of her all-natural creams. Mike offers two different strategies on how to scale the business.

Retail is DEAD! (as we know it) - Ep. 120

Oct 2, 2016 25:34

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If you own a retail business or have been thinking about doing so, today is a must-listen episode. Learn the WHY of retail business and learn WHEN retail is a good idea.

Interview: How to Get Paid for Speaking - Ep.119

Sep 27, 2016 30:49

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Recorded LIVE from FinCon in San Diego. Mike sits down with speaker and entrepreneur, Adam Carroll to discuss his speaking career and how he makes money sharing his financial message with college aged millennials.

Why You Have a 90% Chance of Failure - Ep.118

Sep 21, 2016 14:59

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Why does 90% of small businesses fail within 5 years? According to Mike, a majority of the struggling businesses that contact the podcast for help have one common issue.

I'm the Crash Dummy - Ep.117

Sep 16, 2016 18:17

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Mike has launched LandscapeBusinessCourse.com and he tells you the beginning phases of the sales funnel. He will update us as he learns what to DO and NOT DO when creating an online course.

Google+ is The Biggest Deal! - Ep. 116

Sep 10, 2016 16:37

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Some people forget that Google is a business. They are also the most used search engine in the world and a great way to market to potential clients... The result of this is that using Google products gives a you a better chance of succeeding in the SEO game.

You've Been Marketing Wrong! - Ep.115

Sep 3, 2016 12:30

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If you have been using "promotional" marketing tactics you have been doing it wrong all along. Get higher paying, higher quality clients by using alternate methods of marketing that build relationships and trust with potential customers.

Q&A - Selling is About PEOPLE - Ep.114

Aug 28, 2016 19:03

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Relationships and communication drive sales. Period. Whether it's B2B of B2C selling the sale weighs on the shoulders of PEOPLE. Don't forget it! Mike also unveils his new course on how to grow a successful landscaping business. He also finished a fix and flip real estate deal today.

Q&A - I Haven't Made it Yet! - Ep.113

Aug 23, 2016 21:51

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Going to work for a startup is a great bridge between the 9-5 and business ownership. Mike speaks to a young business person with college debt and questions about personal finances. He also gives a heart2heart talk on where he is at in his career.

Q&A - Dominate Time and Fear - Ep.112

Aug 17, 2016 22:37

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Tough questions get asked today. Are you afraid of starting your business? Or are you afraid of failing in front of someone? How do you deal with fear?

Another question came in concerning time management. Don't manage your time... dominate it!

Q&A - Real Estate Deal and Hiring an Operations Manager - Ep.111

Aug 13, 2016 16:06

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Do you think you need to hire an operational manager? You might, or you may be too small. Managers aren't producers, remember that. Also, do you know what a BRRR real estate deal is? Mike just bought one and wants to tell you about it!

Interview - Ryan Blair (multimillionaire, CEO, and best selling author) Going From Rock Bottom to Rock Star

Aug 9, 2016 40:34

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Ryan Blair is CEO of a massive direct sales company called Visalus and has sold multiple business for 7 figures. He wrote "Nothing to Lose" and it became a best seller. IN that book, he shared his story of going from gang member to millionaire CEO. 

Today, Mike and Ryan discuss business tips and focus on what young entrepreneurs should be doing to break out of the middle class. We also discuss how to go from rock bottom to rock star.

 

I WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM! - Ep.109

Aug 7, 2016 12:56

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Mike had an injury from a dump truck accident. In the show, he also shares some exciting news about the book launch, the new website, and upcoming interviews with multi-millionaires.

Q&A - How to Start a Second Location - Ep.108

Aug 3, 2016 17:25

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Q&A - Your Next Million is Closer Than You Think! - Ep.107

Jul 29, 2016 15:37

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Stop looking to other industries for your next business idea. Take a look at what you are good at and then create a service based business around that. Today, a lawyer asked a question on how to create supplemental income... her next million isn't far away!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Vlog, Book, Contests- Ep. 106

Jul 24, 2016 13:00

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All sorts of news and updates today! Bootcampers, this is a must listen!

Sales Trumps All! - Ep.105

Jul 19, 2016 21:49

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There are three distinct categories that an entrepreneur falls into. 1.) technician 2.) sales manager 3.) CEO

90% of business fail because the owner stays in the first category

Q&A - Hiring Seasonal Workers and Employee Contract - Ep.104

Jul 14, 2016 17:58

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Are you needing advice for hiring your first employee? Do you need workers only temporarily or during your busy season?

How to Succeed with a Seasonal Business - Ep.103

Jul 11, 2016 15:07

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Do you have ebbs and flows in revenue, sales, or customers? Learn how to effectively manage your key employees and expand into new areas of business. Buying or starting a completely new business in a different industry is an option, as well as branching off into new areas of your industry that complement your current offering.

The Herd Mentality - Ep.102

Jul 8, 2016 13:48

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What caused the "Great Recession"? What causes bubbles, slumps, bears, and bulls? The her mentality. Everyone doing something because everyone else is. It makes no sense and will lead to financial ruin. Be a trend setter, be an entrepreneur.

What Business Should I Start? - Ep.101

Jul 1, 2016 26:05

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Have you ever asked the question, "What business should I start?" If so, this episode is for you. Mike tells you to focus on the WHY of entrepreneurship and less on the HOW. He gives the major key to the success of ANY business -- SALES. Sales trumps all!

Q&A - Creating Online Video Course - Ep.100

Jun 25, 2016 21:01

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We made it to EPISODE 100! Today, Beth writes in a question about her dental website that is geared to saving dental practitioners time and money. Learn how to create an online video course and profit from it!

Q&A - Good, Better, Best Pricing Model - Ep.99

Jun 22, 2016 20:10

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How do you retain your brand image without alienating the low-price shoppers? Apple does it with iPhone and Macs. You can too! Mike shows you how to use the good, better, best model to make your products more appealing online.

How to Monetize Your Audience Channel - Ep.98

Jun 17, 2016 26:34

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Big news today on the show! Also, Mike is starting a journey into monetization of the podcast. He shares the DO's and DONT's of creating an audience and hopes that you can learn as he grows the podcast and begins to make a profit from it.

Q&A - PaddleBoarding Lessons - Ep. 97

Jun 15, 2016 14:22

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Have you ever gone paddle boarding? Probably the most relaxing thing to do in the world. But how do you make a profitable business around it? Mike digs into the details with a listener and shows how to scale the company.

Q&A - Putting on Your HighSchoolHustle - Ep. 96

Jun 8, 2016 17:22

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Starting a blog or online info site for revenue can be a great means for passive income. Mike shows the best way to start one and says that the WHY is more important than the HOW of making money in a business.

Q&A - Why You Should Increase Price... and Value! - Ep.95

May 31, 2016 17:57

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A struggling photography gets advice from Mike on how to avoid cheapskates and get back to creating massive value for clients. Anyone can learn from this episode on how to raise prices and increase the perceived value of your product or service.

Free Money - Ep 94

May 24, 2016 15:07

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The title is a total joke. There is no such thing as free money that just drops in your lap. However, passive income is what we are talking about here. Mike briefly goes over different types of passive income and talks about how this important for entrepreneurs as their investment strategy matures.

Quit Your Job in 6 Months - Ep. 93

May 18, 2016 16:00

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Hate your job? Want to create your own business and take the entrepreneurial plunge? Mike tells you the steps to doing this over the course of the next 6 months. Following these steps will ensure the business succeeds and you don't go hungry in the mean time.

Behind the Scenes and Standardization - Ep. 92

May 10, 2016 23:51

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Today Mike checks in and tells listeners what he has been up to. He talks about his book launch that is coming up and shares some insight on standardization that is key for growing businesses to implement.

How to Juggle - Ep. 91

Apr 26, 2016 18:53

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The small business owner MUST learn how to juggle! Not bowling pins or balls but all the facets of their business.. from marketing, to sales, to HR, to web design, to PR, to finances, and on and on. Mike tells you how to grow your business and offers the skills needed to juggle like a pro!

Q&A - Starting a Compost Biz as an "Older" Entrepreneur - Ep. 90

Apr 16, 2016 19:49

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Think you are too old, too fat, too poor to start a business? Think again and listen to the show today! Steve wrote in and Mike gives his advice on starting his own compost collection and distribution company.

Fireside Chat w/ Your Host - Ep.89

Apr 5, 2016 26:05

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This is just a heart-to-heart talk from Mike as he shares what is going on in his businesses and what he is learning as we grows his entrepreneurial career.

Q&A - CEO Meets SBO (Small Biz Owner) - Ep.88

Mar 29, 2016 33:47

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Mike got a question from a listener of the podcast and regardless of what industry you are in this is a value bomb! The last 5 mins are power packed and full of inspiration. Learn how to assess a businesses situation from a high level and then make a critical decision.

How to Run Multiple Businesses - Ep.87

Mar 21, 2016 14:51

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Do you have a growing business but also a side gig or startup that you are working on? Feel stressed, overworked? Mike is going to tell you how he manages and runs multiple businesses and how you can do the same.

7 Areas You Must Systemize in Your Small Business - Ep.86

Mar 13, 2016 22:35

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How do you grow a small business? How do you scale it to become larger, more profitable, and efficient? SYSTEMS. Creating systems and procedures is important in developing a successful business and Mike shows you the areas of your business that must be systematized.

Q&A - Niche Your Way to Cafe Success - Ep.85

Mar 3, 2016 19:08

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Today Mike takes a question from a listener that wants to start a cafe/coffee business. But how do you compete against Starbucks? How do you carve out a niche when you got the big hitters all around you in a crowded market?

BioShakes and Franchising - Ep.84

Feb 26, 2016 17:56

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Mike is involved in a tech startup called BioShakes. He tells about their unique business model and what type of franchises entrepreneurs should get involved with.

Q&A - Growing a Pressure Washing Biz - Ep.83

Feb 26, 2016 11:21

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Josh from Chicago left a voice note on the website and asked how he can grow his pressure washing business. Mike gives some simple tips and advice that can be applied to all service-based businesses.

Personal Finances for the Millennial Millionaire - Ep.82

Feb 21, 2016 19:39

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Should you save money? What should you spend your savings in? Should you just stash away cash? Today, Mike Talks about what you young entrepreneurs should be savings their money for and how they can reach their savings goals.

Q&A - Account Receivables & Collections for Small Biz - Ep.81

Feb 17, 2016 15:33

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What do you do when a client owes you money but wont pay? Or people just don't pay on time? Today is a short episode but it could change the way you invoice and collect payment.

Customer Lifetime Value - Ep.80

Feb 14, 2016 18:31

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You gotta know your numbers! And today Mike shares a ver valuable equation that will help you determine your marketing budget and tell you exactly how much a new client is worth to you!

How to Sell & Buy Businesses - Ep.79

Feb 11, 2016 24:08

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Today Mike shares how you can increase the value of your business before you sell it. He also shares what to look for when you are wanting to acquire a competitor or another company.

Create Your Positioning Statement - Ep.78

Feb 5, 2016 19:48

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Special announcement today from Mike! Plus we talk about how to design a positioning statement and how to target your audience effectively in your advertising and marketing strategy.

Smoked BBQ and Marketing Plans - Ep. 77

Feb 1, 2016 20:04

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Today Mike takes a question from an entrepreneur that is selling wood chips for smoking BBQ. He gives advice on how to create an online sales channel. Then Mike tells you how to market effectively to the 3 segments of your potential clients.

LIVE Q&A - How to Sell into Retail Stores - Ep.76

Jan 28, 2016 26:01

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Today Mike takes a LIVE audio question that was asked via the website. Mike shares how to sell into retail stores and how to price your product so that it actually sells and comes off the shelf.

Do You Hate Your 9-5 Job? - Ep.75

Jan 24, 2016 15:36

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Do you hate your job, your boss, your paycheck? But do you feel stuck in that career? Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Do you have fear about making the leap? If so, today's show is for you!

Q&A - Starting a Coaching Business and Being a Young Entrepreneur - Ep.73

Jan 20, 2016 28:41

Description:

Mike answers two questions. One about starting a business in the coaching industry, the other about being a young entrepreneur in a service-based business.

Q&A - The Importance of Profit Margin - Ep.72

Jan 14, 2016 16:56

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Today Mike tells a listener how they can grow a cleaning business and talks about the importance of profit margins.

Q&A - Scaling a Custom Wood Business - Ep.71

Jan 13, 2016 17:57

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Today Mike takes a question from an entrepreneur that has recently started a wood building business. Ash (name of entrepreneur) is making plyometric boxes by hand and wants advice on how to grow.

Housing: Rent VS Buy - Ep70

Dec 24, 2015 23:08

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After the 2008 real estate bubble more and more people are wondering if buying a house is really worth it. Mike gives the pros and cons of both and offers advice and warnings about buying a single family residence.

How to Use the Scientific Method in Your Marketing Mix - Ep.69

Dec 16, 2015 22:25

Description:

Mike tells about his plans to give listeners a FREE book. He also talks about the importance of experimentation when it comes to a businesses marketing mix.

LIVE Q&A - How to Start a Business Without Debt - Ep.68

Dec 5, 2015 20:26

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Today we hear from Dan, an entrepreneur in Michigan that is wanting to start a party and events planning company. Mike answers his question and gives advice on how to START your business the "bootstrapping way."

Standard Pricing and ANNOUNCEMENT - Ep67

Nov 27, 2015 14:52

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Today Mike gives a big announcement on a chance for business owners to get their questions answered! Also, he explains more about standardization of prices and how it can be used in the service industry to generate more loyal customers and a better bottom line.

The Small Business Owners Future Road Map - Ep66

Nov 21, 2015 10:38

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What are your goals in business? Is your current business/industry going to get you there? If not, you need to plan the steps that will.

The Sales Pyramid and Marketing for Seasonal Businesses - Ep65

Nov 12, 2015 21:57

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Today Mike gives insight for business owners that have seasonal businesses. How do you increase sales during a time that most clients aren't thinking about your product and service? Also, what is the sales pyramid and why is it important when making a marketing plan?

My Startup Idea Part 2 - Ep64

Nov 5, 2015 14:21

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Today Mike shares more info about the new business he is starting called BioShakes.

SEO Tip That Could Change Your Biz - Ep63

Oct 27, 2015 17:49

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Today Mike shares one way to get ranked high on Google searches. It's simple, but it works. Content marketing is the name of the game and Mike has a strategy to win the game.

Q&A - How a Farm Can Go Online - Ep62

Oct 22, 2015 17:19

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Today, Mike answers the question of one of the listeners. Are how an offline business can go online, build an audience and then generate revenue.

Myths About Your Business - Ep61

Oct 12, 2015 16:09

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Today we talk about the common misconceptions and business myths surround entrepreneurship.

Creating a Business from Your Idea (The Product Launch) - Ep60

Oct 5, 2015 19:09

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Today Mike tells you the steps to taking your BIG idea and making it into a BIG business. Its all about execution! Ideas are a dime a dozen!

Ep59 - 10 Challenges You Face (and the Solutions)

Sep 22, 2015 22:21

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Today Mike talks about the 10 main obstacles small business owners face... and how to get through them all!

Ep58 - MikeMinute: The Low Lows

Sep 8, 2015 20:01

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Mike talks about his own entrepreneurial struggles and some of the issues brought up by  listeners. Today the main topic, amidst others, is the low valleys that a small business owner goes through.

Ep57 - Barriers That Keep You From Scaling Your Business

Aug 28, 2015 14:59

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Want to hire a team to take your business to the next level? Does it seem like you cant take the step? Want to grow, expand, and scale your business?

Mike identifies the barriers that are keeping you back from blowing your business up!

Ep56 - Q&A - How to Start a Videography Biz

Aug 19, 2015 18:45

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Today Mike digs into his email and finds a question from a podcast listneer. Laurel is trying to start her videogrpahy business and asks for tips and help from Mike. This is not just for those behind cameras! Everyone can learn something here!

Ep55 - Are You a Want-repreneur?

Aug 12, 2015 19:00

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Today Mike gives caution to those who WANT to be an entreprneur but never attain their goals. He talkes about how to stop planning and pull the trigger. If you want to go from idea to product, product to scaling a business, listen here!

Ep54 - The Pivot

Aug 6, 2015 21:00

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Today Mike talks about the indicators in your business that prove you need to pivot and change the direction of your company. Mike talks about 3 stages of a business 1.) Expand 2.) Quitting 3.) THE PIVOT. Making the correct pivot will save you from quitting!

Ep53 - My Startup Idea

Jul 29, 2015 16:06

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In today's special edition Mike tells about an idea he has for a business in the food and tech industry. This is the start of a great adventure and this is the first update. Lots of tips and advice shared today for those that have an idea for a company/business.

Ep52 - How to Create Brand Loyalty

Jul 22, 2015 15:22

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The most successful companies in the world are the ones that have create fans and fanatics around their product/service. Mike shares 7 tips on how to keep customers coming back time and time again and then sharing their experiences and referring you to others.

Ep51 - Your Locus of Control

Jul 16, 2015 17:28

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Mike has recently done some self-reflective tests in his MBA class. He shares his results from his tests and tells listeners how they can become better managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Build on your strengths and fortify your weaknesses.

Ep50 - The Eminent Fallout

Jul 10, 2015 13:23

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Your business will undoubtedly come to times of hardship. Its not a question of IF, but WHEN. Mike shares how to prepare for these tough times when things are going good. Go on the offensive!

Ep49 - Sacrifice for Success

Jun 28, 2015 15:01

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What does success mean to you? Monetary, familial, spiritual? That is the question that must be answered before deciding on HOW to get there. Get clear on your destination before you strategize your journey.

Ep48: LIVE Consulting From Mike to an Entrepreneur

Jun 16, 2015 33:06

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Today, Mike shares an audio clip that he sent to a listener of the podcast. Mike shares tips and strategies on how to scale the business and make it more profitable. Just a taste of what the webinar is going to be this THURSDAY!

Ep47 - The Entrepreneurial Myth and How it Relates to You

Jun 9, 2015 20:36

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Mike listened to Michael Gerber's book "The E-Myth" and talks about how it relates to his business. Mike talks about how to get out of the technical aspect of your business and truly becoming the visionary lead as an entrepreneur. He also gives some info about the upcoming LIVE webinar.

Ep46 - How to Start a Business w/ Minimum Investment

Jun 2, 2015 14:29

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Today Mike shows the alternative way to get a business started when cash is tight and you have little startup capital. Start producing content and publsihing it to the masses using social, digital, and other forms of media. Build and audience, become an authority, and monitize later. This has low starup costs but requires more time, energy, and patience.... and could be the most rewarding experience of your life!

Ep45 - 4 Ways to Sell More During Hard Times

May 25, 2015 13:36

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Remember the last time you went to a networking event? If so, you probably recall seeing the infamous business card throwing and hand-shaking want-repreneur. It’s obvious and annoying to all that this individual is desperate for sales. For many business people when times get tough a sense of urgency sets in. That’s a good thing. However, the tendency to take the wrong actions during these tough times is prevalent. Entrepreneurs spend too much time, money, and resources trying to drum up sales in an urgent attempt to keep the business afloat. Here is 4 ways to sell more product or services during tough times.

Ep44: MikeMinute - 5 Myths About 6-Pack Abs and Business

May 21, 2015 14:11

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Revving up for summer many people try and get their body in shape. The pinnacle of achievement seems to be the washboard, 6-pack abs that every craves. There are myths surrounding HOW to get a six pack. What can we learn about business and success from these myths?

Ep43: MikeMinute - When to Hire Your First Employee

May 14, 2015 14:26

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All solo entreprneurs come to that moment when their business is growing and they have to make the jump to becoming an employer. WHEN to do this is always the big question. Do it too soon and potentially ruin your finances. Do it too late and potentially lose business or your sanity.

Ep42: MikeMinute - 7 Steps and 2 Tips for Dealing with Angry Clients

May 6, 2015 15:32

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Ever had an anrgy client? No? Ever had an unhappy friend, spouse, or family member?

Today's Mike Minute will give you steps to deal with angry people and achieve the main objective of agreement and moving toward a solution. Retain customers and build relationships. Make your haters your most loyal customers and sources of referrals.

 

Ep41: Interview - How to Charge $450 Per Hour w/ Todd Tresidder

Apr 28, 2015 33:40

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Todd Tresidder was in the hedge fund business and now has created an online business by coaching people and their finances. Todd gives great advice on push/pull marketing, content marketing, and how to charge a premium in the marketplace.

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Ep40: MikeMinute - What Separates the Good From the Great

Apr 23, 2015 15:33

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A.C.T.I.O.N is the key differential when it comes to being succesful and breaking out of being average.

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BONUS: Announcement from Mike

Apr 14, 2015 03:09

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Ep39: Interview - Making Nice Profit from Niche Product w/ Vending Machine Master Matt Miller

Apr 14, 2015 36:54

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Have a business idea? Think your product or service is too niche or not a "respectable" industry? Today we talk with Matt Miller, an entrepreneur that has created massive success through vending machines, something most entrepreneurs don't salivate over, much less talk about.

 

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Ep38: MikeMinute - The Millennial Millionaire

Apr 9, 2015 15:47

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Today Mike talks about the millionaire mentality and what it takes for teens, 20's and young people to make it BIG in life, business, and all aspects of your world.

 

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Ep37: Interview - Door-to-Door Cookie Sales to Walmart w/ Erin Baker

Apr 1, 2015 27:01

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In 1994 Erin Baker had a dream. Little did she know 15 years later she would be grossing over $10million in annual sales and in a legal dispute with Kellogg. Hear her story from door-to-door sales and her personal kitchen until now her cookies are sold in Walmarts and across the world. Losing 60% market share or $200,000 in one day doesn't stop Erin and she tells all her advice and stories on this episode.

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Ep36: Q&A - Your Goals Are Puny!

Mar 24, 2015 17:28

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Make your goals bigger! Dont have any goals? Learn how to do it right! Achieve your business and life dreams today.

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Ep35: MikeMinute - 5 Steps to Double Your Income in 12 Months

Mar 18, 2015 08:41

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Want to double your income in one year? Think that's impossible? Think again!

 

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Ep34: Q&A - Growing a Used Car Sales Dealership

Mar 15, 2015 16:11

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Eric wrote in and is wondering how to make more sales and generate better revenue at his used car dealership.

 

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Ep33: MikeMinute - Stop Striving for Status Quo! Break Out of Being Average

Mar 12, 2015 08:09

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Today we talk about what is holding back many businesses today. What do you need to do to get recognized? In a crowded marketplace how do you STAND OUT!?

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Ep32: MikeMinute - 30,000 Foot View of Investing Your Money

Mar 4, 2015 11:04

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Today Mike talks about the three general areas of investing: stocks, real estate, and business. There are more than these three catagories but today we focus on the pros, cons, and details of each.

 

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Ep31: Interview - Dai Manuel (Owner of Fitness Town) Talks Diet, Exercise, and Productivity

Mar 1, 2015 47:57

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Dai Manuel is owner of a chain of fitness retail stores. He shares with us his business experiences and the process of scaling Fitness Town and then he tlaks about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. A proper diet and fitness regime is what makes average great!

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Ep30: MikeMinute - Myth: Try. Fail. Repeat

Feb 28, 2015 06:07

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Losing is not healthy. Failing shouldn't be glorified. This "experiment" of starting a business is pathetic and entrepreneurs should fear failure and do whatever it takes to flee the "learn from your mistakes" mentality.

 

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Ep29: Interview - From Craft Shows to Multi-Million Dollar Soap Empire w/ Anne-Marie Faiola

Feb 24, 2015 42:46

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Long live the Soap Queen! Today, Mike interviews a wanna-be FBI agent turned entrepreneur. Anne-Marie Faiola turned her passion for art, stationary, and people into a retail store and website portfolio worth millions. She shares her story and tips for small business owners.

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Ep28: MikeMinute - Why Entrepreneurs Make Less, Spend More BUT Are Wealthier

Feb 22, 2015 08:19

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Everyone has always told you to go to school, get a job, pay taxes, and then die. It has generally thought that an employee makes more money than entrepreneurs. Why? It takes a lot of money to start a company and then it costs a lot to grow and hire as you expand the business. Mike is oging to show why the wealthy are rich and what tactics entrepreneurs use to become more affluent.

 

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Ep27: MikeMinute - My 3 Internet Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Feb 21, 2015 11:05

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Internet marketing can seem daunting and complicated but Mike has helped many small businesses rank higher in Google Search and today he is going to share his top 3 tips for small businesses that want more customers viewing their site.

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Ep26: MikeMinute - Communication 101 - 7 Phrases You Should Never Say

Feb 19, 2015 10:02

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Today Mike shares some of the worst phrases that are spoken on a daily basis in the work place. Sharpen your communication skills with this power-packed 10 mins!

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Ep25: Interview - Shark Survivor and Business Owner - Dan Barnes shark tank | Mark Cuban | Kevin O'Leary | Barbara Corcoran | Lori Greiner

Feb 18, 2015 34:28

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Dan Barnes owns Phonesoap, a UV cleaning technology for cell phones and mobile devices. He shares his experience of starting and growing the business until he and his cousin, Wes, went onto ABC's TV show, Shark Tank and raised $300,000.

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Ep24: MikeMinute - The Two Most Powerful Words in Business

Feb 17, 2015 07:33

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On this edition of MikeMinute we talk about the power of saying THANK YOU and how to do this to creates relationships and market to your existing clients and future prospects.

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Ep23: MikeMinute - The Feast or Famine Mentality

Feb 14, 2015 06:45

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On this MikeMinute edition, we look at the lowering oil prices as well as a Japanese CEO and compare/contrast the mentality of upper management. 

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Ep22: Q&A - Starting a Personal Training Biz

Feb 13, 2015 07:40

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Today, Mark, a personal trainer wants to start his business and become an entrepreneur. Mike gives him the path to follow in developing a startup that is lean and not cash-intensive.

 

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Ep21: Q&A -Growing a Bakery Biz

Feb 12, 2015 07:00

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In this Q&A session Sasha, a baker and business owner, wants to know how to BLOW UP (ie. grow) her business.

 

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Ep20: Mike Minute - Chipotle's Secret Sauce (and my bucket list secret)

Feb 11, 2015 06:47

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In this Mike Minute edition we dicuss the fast-casual restaurant service, Chipotle. We analyze their marketing and emphasize the points that all small business owners and entrepreneurs can learn from. Also, Mike shares an item from his business bucket list.

 

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Ep19: Interview - Blueprint to Having it All w/ Melissa Krivachek | PR | author | entrepreneur

Feb 9, 2015 36:01

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Melissa Krivachek shares how entrepreneurs can "have it all" by living a bold lifestyle.Melissa shares some of her tips for starting, growing, and saving a business, including: focussing on your ideal client and the power of publicity. She would know because she's been on Forbes, CNN, and every other big name news network.

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Ep15: Interview - Master Marketing Methods w/ Ely Delaney | service business | marketing | social media

Feb 7, 2015 40:06

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Ely Delaney shares concrete, real-world, acitonable marketing tips for small business. Ely shows that asking "How can I help you?" is one of the most powerful networking and advertising tools.

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MikeMinute - Forget Everything You've Learned About the Sales Process

Feb 6, 2015 07:04

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Today we take a look at the way the sales process SHOULD go and we see how that is in complete opposition too traditonal selling advice.

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Ep.14: Interview - Winning Attitude: Lessons from Wall Street w/ Doug Hess | author | book publishing | entrepreneur

Feb 5, 2015 32:10

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Doug Hess was in a motivataional seminar when he had an idea and decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge. Follow us on his journey of publishing a book based on the movie, "Wall Street"

 

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MikeMinute - Cheap Skates Die First

Feb 4, 2015 06:14

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Today, Mike tells you why you need to stop the bidding war - stop being a cheap skate. Dont be the cheapest, be the best. Focus on profitability and profit margins by being the BEST.

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Ep13: Interview - Depressed to Determined w/ Dean Roberts entrepreneur | travel | inspiration |

Feb 3, 2015 22:41

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Dean Roberts was going through an ugly break up, his business was falling apart, and he was becoming depressed. How did he get through it all? Find out how he came back and built a company that generated hundreds of thousands of dollars each month. We catch up with Dean today as he is on a road trip across America.

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MikeMinute - The Golden Arches: Are We Really "Lovin' It"?

Feb 2, 2015 06:22

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Today Mike digs into why McDonalds has had a 3 year sales slump and how they can turn things around.

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Ep12: Interview - The 1-Page / 5-Step Business Plan w/ Linsi Brownson entrepreneur | marketing | web design

Jan 31, 2015 44:43

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Linsi Brownson owns a digital marketing and web design business. She offers insight into a very simple, yet effective way of planning a buiness in terms of money, vision, and goals. The times of 40-50 page business plans is over. Linsi will also share the importance of web design and marketing strategies.

 

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Ep11: BONUS - Superbowl XLIX for the Small Business Owner

Jan 29, 2015 31:03

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We take a look at the advertising tactics of companies that show commercials on Superbowl Sunday. Hear interesting Superbowl stats and audio bites from the NFC Championship game that give awesome insight into what a leader / business owner should do on a day-to-day basis.

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Ep10: Interview - Being a Young Inventor, Boss, and Entrepreneur w/ Mark King | entrepreneur | invent | startup |

Jan 27, 2015 32:13

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Mark designed an electric car before he turned 18. He developed a technoology that he sold to General Mills when he was 21. Now he is building a wallet factory and has a growing business of more than 13 employees. Get some great advice on fear, failure, and achieveing your dreams!

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Ep9: BOOTCAMP - START a web design business

Jan 27, 2015 18:51

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Ready to sweat? ITS BOOTCAMP TIME!

Today Mark, a young programmer from Seattle, WA, will get actionable advice from Mike on how to start his web design business. Marketing and creating a USP (Unique Selling Proposition) are the keys Mike will be discussing.

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Ep8: Interview - Online Marketing for Small Business w/ Pamela Gockley | online marketing | social media | entrepreneur

Jan 25, 2015 39:38

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Pamela Gockley shares with small business owners how to effectively market their comapnies online and offline by creating a reputation factor. Great actionable tips and advice for website and social media intereaction.

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Ep7: Interview - K.I.S.S. w/ woman entrepreneur Leslie Hassler | woman entrepreneur | business coach | time management

Jan 24, 2015 36:34

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Leslie Hassler gives advice on the most valuable (and limited) resource we have -- time! Time management is key during the startup phase in order to keep life balanced. Great listen for mom-preneurs or business owners that feel maxed out and pulled in 100 different directions.

One tip: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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Ep6: Interview - Clay Prototype to 1 Million Unit Sold w/ inventor Julie Austin | startup | inventing | entrepreneur

Jan 23, 2015 31:16

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It was a hot day in Texas and Julie Austin was a dehydrated runner... it was then she had an idea. Follow her journey from that moment until several years later she owns a production and distribution business that produces a NASDAQ award-winning product that's shipped around the world.

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Ep5: Q&A + Interview - (Biz) Relationships 101 w/ Mike Cook hiring | business management | entrepreneur

Jan 22, 2015 40:49

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Mike Cook instructs entrepreneurs on the importance of relationship building within and organization. 

Also, Mike co-hosts the show at the beginning by taking a quesstions from Gilbert, a co-founder of a CPA firm in Florida.

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Ep4: Interview - Finding Money Leaks w/ Chris Miles | finance | debt | entrepreneur

Jan 17, 2015 35:26

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 Chris Miles is a personal and business finance guru. He shares with us the importance of cash flow analysis and how to save money from leaking through the cracks. 

Chris gives advice and challenges your business and personal budgeting ideologies.

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Ep3: Q&A - Franchise vs Indie, Coffee Cash, Fashion Failure | marketing | branding | entrepreneur

Jan 17, 2015 29:17

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 Today Mike takes three questions from REAL business owners. Emmanuel, Art, and Kate submitted questions about starting/growing/saving their businesses. 

We will learn about starting a franching, expanding a coffee cafe company, and salvaging a clothing company that is about to close.

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Ep2: Interview - 100 Employees to Broke w/ Marc Mawhinney | marketing | business owner | entrepreneur

Jan 17, 2015 34:44

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In 2008 Marc Mawhinney had a thriving real estate business with over 100 employees. The year later, he had nothing and was deep in debt. Marc shares with us his advice and reflections on how to bounce back from adversity.

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Ep1: Q&A - Shark Tank, Starting an Online Store, Service Industry Tips | online marketing | social | entrepreneur

Jan 17, 2015 37:00

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Today Mike takes three questions from REAL business owners. Dave, Anna, and Kevin submitted questions about starting/growing/saving their businesses. 

We will learn about pros and cons of Shark Tank, expanding a floral shop, and salvaging a pressure washing company that needs help standing out in the marketplace.

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Ep000: About the Host and Business Bootcamp Podcast | small business | consultant | entrepreneur

Jan 17, 2015 08:14

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In this podcast listeners are going to learn about SO much!

let me try to "summarize" the subjects we will touch on=)

 

Small business ownership, entrepreneurship, employees, hiring, budgeting, raising capital, startup, growing company, small business management, marketing, advising, consulting, business marketing, networking, money managment, careers, technology, finance, online marketing, social media marketing, interviewing, public speaking, advertising, network marketing, running a business, scaling business, saving business, etc, etc, etc

 

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