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Business concept that an organization outperforms competition in some regard

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Best podcasts about competitive edge

Latest podcast episodes about competitive edge

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Authentic Personal Branding with Diane Foy

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:06


Think about your favourite artists of all time. The ones that inspire you deep in your soul and maybe even motivated you to become an artist yourself. Why do you love them? You most likely appreciate them for more than their talent. It may be their personality, fashion sense, work ethic, values, or beliefs. When they share their vulnerability, struggles and triumphs you may see yourself in those stories. Authentic personal branding is the key to success. In this episode Diane Foy shares phase 1 of her Fans, Media, & Industry Attraction Method.To volunteer to be coaching on the podcast visit dianefoy.com/volunteerLinks & transcript visit dianefoy.com/087

Grow A Small Business Podcast
253: QFF 25+ years in sales and marketing and a working ethos of “people first”. Helping entrepreneurs find the competitive edge, including facilitating customer experience workshops utilising the 5 E's. (Amanda Jones)

Grow A Small Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 14:58


In this episode, Michael Denehey interviews Amanda Jones, based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Amanda is a marketing manager at Collins SBA. She describes her working ethos as “people first”. She has demonstrated experience in customer experience mapping and journey mapping for global brands and small to medium business owners. Returning home after working in Sydney, NSW, and New York, USA, in marketing and media advertising roles, with her 25+ years of experience in sales and marketing. Amanda helps business owners look for the competitive edge in their customer and client journey by prioritizing and developing customer experience with the utilization of the 5 E's. She says, “Look how you can boost brand loyalty and reputation at every touchpoint.” This Cast Covers: What is customer experience? The importance of customer experience. How customer experience is the sum of all interactions. The difference between customer experience and customer service. Developing brand loyalty, and reputation. Looking for a competitive edge in businesses. Retention and repeat customers. How to keep the customer engaged at every opportunity Utilization of the 5 E's to find your edge Links: Amanda's LinkedIn Collins SBA Additional Resources: Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business by Frances Frei     Quotes: “Customer Experience is the sum of all many touchpoints and interactions.” —Amanda Jones. “I always think about customer service as just one of those interactions within the end-to-end customer experience.” — Amanda Jones. “Our customers are changing their wants and needs, their expectations are changing, and competitors come along, so it's one of those things we need to prioritize.” — Amanda Jones. “The big one for me, I, is to understand where there's an opportunity for retention or repeat customers, because we all know that it costs more in people, time and money to go out and find new customers.” — Amanda Jones. “Look at how you can boost brand loyalty and reputation,  it should be a  long-term game.” — Amanda Jones.     Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

commercialrealestatetraining's podcast
How to Gain a Competitive Edge in Leasing Commercial Property

commercialrealestatetraining's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 22:20


In the property market today, and for the foreseeable future there are lots of leasing opportunities, and gaining a competitive edge is something to think about.  It doesn't matter what property type you focus on or into; when you look into your real estate location, you will find people and property situations.  Landlords and tenants need leasing solutions.  You can work for either party and knowing the real estate market will help you greatly in your location. So use the changes in business sentiment to create leasing enquiries and fill vacant premises for your clients.

Ready Set Mindful
039 Pro Tips from Physical Therapists: Athlete Identity, Mindset & Injury, Recovery tools for Athletes w/ Brock Labelle & Nici Mullen from Competitive Edge Physical Therapy

Ready Set Mindful

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 55:28


Are you an athlete who struggles with injuries or are trying to PREVENT injury?  This episode is  for you!! ✅In this episode I had the pleasure of sitting down with my 2 FAVORITE physical therapists of all time, Brock Labelle & Nici Mullen. These two work at Competitive Edge Physical Therapy in Tampa, FL and offer out of the box, individualized, cutting edge Physical Therapy and recovery tools for athletes and high performing individuals. I have so much respect for the work that they do and the care that they provide and wanted to share their mindful approach and pro tips on this episode.In this episode we discuss: ⚡️Athlete Identity and how that shifts through injury⚡️How using NEUBIE technology can ACCELERATE healing for athletes⚡️Benfits of PEMF  for athlete recovery⚡️The role of mindset in recovery⚡️Misconceptions about Physical Therapy and recovery⚡️Brock & Nici's mindfulness routines that keep them performing their bestIf you are in the Tampa, FL area checking out Competitive Edge Physical Therapy is a MUST!!These guys are incredibly friendly, talented, professional and get you FEELING better and back to playing the sport and activities that you LOVE. Make sure to check them out at@goceppro on IGhttps://goceppro.comIf you are enjoying the podcast make sure that you SHARE with a friend, SUBSCRIBE & leave us a REVIEW!Are you an athlete or high performer looking to level up your performance? Make sure to download your FREE mental performance toolkit!https://www.readysetmindful.comFollow us on IG & FB @readysetmindfulHappy listening & We'll see you on the next episode!

The Siteman Softball Podcast
A Behind-The-Scenes Interview with the "The Wizard of Competitive Edge"

The Siteman Softball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:22


Telecom Reseller
Akamai Zero Trust and Micro-segmentation Can Keep the Channel Safe – PART 2, Podcast

Telecom Reseller

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 10:18


Implementing Zero Trust is a customer evolution that requires a channel that is dedicated to their customers success. With over 60 carriers accounting for over 400 million end customers consisting of consumers and small to midsized businesses, Akamai has a very healthy and dedicated channel. Pavel Gurvich Pavel Gurvich, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Security Group speaks to Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication about their Zero Trust technology and how they work with their channel to implement it. Starting with the Micro-segmentation of the traditional perimeter network, Akamai plus Guardicore can get you on track to provide the best Zero Trust possible. By enabling Zero Trust and SASE,  you can secure your digital business and get the most out of your security investments. Akamai plans to continue supporting their channel aggressively with their technology leading the way in securing their consumer/business base. Listen in to hear how they plan to do it. Flexibility. Competitive Edge. Support. Partners - Gain the competitive edge A portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions helps you transform your business and support customers as they secure their multi-cloud world. Partners - Design around your go-to-market plan You know your customers best — that's why their partner program gives you the freedom to design around your GTM strategy. With their new engagement options, you no longer need to fit a specific model. For more information, go to: https://www.akamai.com/

Female Founders
Bobbiette Swanson - Aiding Job Seekers with a Competitive Edge

Female Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 49:01


Bobbiette Swanson, career coach and founder of Soar Career Services, has been working towards bridging the gap between employers and employees and helping people figure out what to do next. Having witnessed changes in the industries over the years, Bobbiette has now adapted to guiding both employers and employees to create a symbiotic relationship. Besides being a highly regarded mentor and authority in the field of human resources, Bobbiette's technical know-how makes her an accomplished career service provider and a trailblazing businesswoman. Listen to this episode to know more about Bobbiette and how she is helping people get their dream jobs through passion and intent. Today, you will learn about: Bobbiette's early life Her foray into starting her own venture Founding of Soar Career Services Services offered by the company Approaches used for coaching How Bobbiette has adapted to the evolving job market Advice to budding businesswomen Key Takeaways: Digital space is the new norm in the employment market Work-life balance is a must A healthy employer-employee relationship is crucial Take the leap of faith to follow your dream Seek help if you feel stuck professionally Connect with Bobbiette Swanson https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbietteswanson/ https://www.soarcareerservices.com

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2926: Using Your Competitive Edge in Uncertain Times ft. Brenda Mas

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 27:00


Brenda Mas got her start in multifamily in 2002 working in asset management for a developer/operator/builder. After transitioning to the development side of the business, she oversaw acquisitions, entitlements, subdivision, stabilization, and financing for properties in the LA market. She left the company in 2019 to work independently, venturing into syndications with her husband, a construction expert.  Today, Brenda is the founding and managing partner of VestWell Ventures, a group of multifamily operators and developers focused on value-add strategy. In this episode, she shares why she and her husband are shifting their focus back to development, their strategy for selecting land deals, and the biggest lesson she learned during the market collapse in 2008. 1. Focusing on Development When it comes to development, Brenda and her husband have a competitive edge. They have access to consultants, structural engineers, and architects, and they know construction inside and out. Plus, the high demand for housing right now combined with current economic uncertainty made the decision to go back to development a no-brainer.  “Demand is there, and we have the know-how,” Brenda says. “Why not bring that to our investors and allow them to make money alongside us?” 2. Strategy for Selecting Land Deals Brenda and her husband have partnered with an architecture firm to help them determine which deals will work best for them. The size of the land isn't as important to Brenda as how developers are treated in the town and what regulations are in place.  “Those are things that we really take into consideration,” she says. “Right now our focus is on the Houston market because they have fewer zoning restrictions there, and that expedites our development timeline.” 3. Learning from the 2008 Market Collapse During the collapse, Brenda and her team had property in downtown Los Angeles under construction. Their construction lender folded, and they were on the brink of losing the buildings. Many developers handed over their keys, but she refused. This led to litigation and a settlement. While they didn't lose any money in the process, they lost valuable time.  “There are times that you have to walk away,” Brenda says, “and understand what's going on in the economy. The indicators were there that this was going to happen with the construction lender, and we should have paid attention a little sooner.” Brenda Mas | Real Estate Background Founding and managing partner of VestWell Ventures, multifamily operators and developers focused on a value-add strategy. Portfolio: GP of 167 units LP of 1,070 units Based in: Los Angeles, CA Say hi to her at: vestwellventures.com Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Best Ever Book: Measure What Matters by John Doerr Greatest lesson: You have to be engaged in your business, take a proactive approach, and exhibit a great amount of grit, especially when faced with economic uncertainty. I don't look at multifamily investing as a pastime; it's my business and I expect to see it succeed. S​​tay in touch with us! www.bestevercre.com YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Click here to know more about our sponsors:  dlp capital | Cash Flow Portal | Cornell Capital Holdings | PassiveInvesting.com

Uncharted Podcast
Uncharted Podcast #139: Factors to Consider in a Build vs. Buy Software Decision and Positioning Your Office as a Competitive Edge with Akash Khanolkar

Uncharted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 12:37


This week's episode features Akash Khanolkar. Akash is the CEO and Co-Founder of Octane, the Leading Usage-based Billing Platform. Octane is a drop-in metered billing system that gives you flexibility to bill how you want.. You can connect with Akash at https://www.linkedin.com/in/akash-khanolkar-54649188 This episode is brought to you with the support of indeed, visit them at indeed.com/scale Please join us at SaaStr Annual, and get 30% off your pass by using "poya" -> https://www.saastrannual.com/buy-tickets?promo=poya --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uncharted1/support

DigiMarCon Podcast
Digital Marketing Trends: Experts Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Edge - Alex de Carvalho, Tectonic

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 26:26 Transcription Available


The digital marketing industry is changing faster than ever and those who don't adapt with the times are losing market share. Where should marketers be focusing their efforts? What strategies are the experts seeing get the best results? Get up-to-speed with the latest industry insights, trends and predictions for the future in this panel discussion with some leading digital marketing experts.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

Day One Dollar Zero
123: Hash - The Competitive Edge w/ Hash - Denver Based Rapper and Musician

Day One Dollar Zero

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 86:46


Denver based rapper, Hash,  joins us for today's episode. We discuss the competitive edge in business, sports, and life and how it can be used to your advantage. 

skucast
Episode 238: Robotics, Efficiency, and Building a Competitive Edge with Dan Pantano, alphabroder CEO

skucast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 32:59


Dan Pantano is the President and CEO of alphabroder –  Prime Line, one of the foremost leaders in the industry. With more than 90,000 customers, they ship over 50,000 boxes and more than a million units of product a day. It's a massive operation, and we chat with Dan about some of the most pressing issues facing alphabroder and our industry.

DigiMarCon Podcast
Digital Marketing Trends: Experts Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Edge - Russ Macumber, Impressive Digital

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 48:15


The digital marketing industry is changing faster than ever and those who don't adapt with the times are losing market share. Where should marketers be focusing their efforts? What strategies are the experts seeing get the best results? Get up-to-speed with the latest industry insights, trends and predictions for the future in this panel discussion with some leading digital marketing experts.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

The Competitive Edge
Clash of the Titans: Competition and IP go head-to-head as partners Susan Jones and John Lee discuss the Celgene/Juno patent settlement authorisation.

The Competitive Edge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 26:24


Monopolies! Competition law hates them, intellectual property law creates them. It's not that simple, but the two areas of law often find themselves in conflict, and in Australia they've been unleashed on each other after the repeal of a key exemption. Competition partner Susan Jones and IP partner John Lee dissect the issues after pharma competitors Celgene and Juno failed to get their patent settlement agreement authorised by the ACCC. Plus punishing (or at least deterring) penalties proposed, good news and bad news for Google in location tracking and defamation cases, and myths and legends from Olympus to the Olympics while the AEMO fiddles with the national energy objectives. All this and more with co-hosts Moya Dodd and Matt Rubinstein on The Competitive Edge with Gilbert + Tobin.   G+T's update on the proposed penalty increases Celgene/Juno on the ACCC's authorisation register More from John and Susan with special guests at the G+T/Legal 500 webinar in May Google pays in the Federal Court but wins in the High Court Check out the new National Energy Transformation Partnership Meet the Gilbert + Tobin Competition + Regulation team Email us at edge@gtlaw.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Super Expander
Emotions as a Competitive Edge

Super Expander

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 11:54


Processing emotions is a competitive advantage for any entrepreneur who is on a journey to scale their business and reach new levels of success. If you're not aware of what you're feeling or why you're feeling it, your emotions will stop you from seeing situations clearly and making good decisions. I feel like I have recently come to a deep understanding of this, and I want to share four easy ways I've found that you can use to start processing your emotions. Connect with me on IG @corene.phelps

Distribution Insight Podcasts
The Point Podcast - The Competitive Edge in Asset Management - Part 2

Distribution Insight Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 15:45


Join Matt Schiffman and Ben Phillips, Head of Asset Management Global Advisory Services at Broadridge as they discuss the new 'super cycle' in the Asset Management industry and the characteristics that will define the winners and losers.

DigiMarCon Podcast
Digital Marketing Trends: Experts Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Edge - Russ Macumber, Impressive Digital

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 43:07 Transcription Available


The digital marketing industry is changing faster than ever and those who don't adapt with the times are losing market share. Where should marketers be focusing their efforts? What strategies are the experts seeing get the best results? Get up-to-speed with the latest industry insights, trends and predictions for the future in this panel discussion with some leading digital marketing experts.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

Practical Wisdoms
How Your Unique Brand Vibe Promises a Competitive Edge

Practical Wisdoms

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 28:01


When you think about a specific company, what comes to mind? Most likely, it's related to their branding - their values and mission, the kinds of clients or customers they serve, and how they want to make an impact. What does your brand say about you? If you get your brand vibe right, it can make the difference between gaining and losing a prospect. We spoke with Steph Shinabery about how to develop and communicate your brand... and how this can ultimately give you the competitive edge. Steph Shinabery is The World's Best Possibility Coach, a Nurse Anesthesiologist, Artist, Speaker, and the Founder of GENIUS CODE ACADEMY.After spending much of her life in a career that lacked the inspiration and fulfillment she knew was available to her, she began a journey to answer the question: “What is it I truly desire?”Her journey led to creation of the Genius Identity Code®, a process for unlocking your gift, purpose, and path, and helping people see, believe, and execute their unique genius to achieve miraculous outcomes. Steph works with creative experts, entrepreneurs, and coaches to help them embrace their authenticity and create their unique brand vibe to cut through the noise to stand out online.You can find her talk, “Wake Up Your Genius Machine,” on Amazon Prime Video's Speak Up: Empower Your Ideas, Season 4.Read more at petite2queen.com/unique-brand-vibe-competitive-edgeSupport the show

DigiMarCon Podcast
Digital Marketing Trends: Experts Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Edge - General Session - Russ Macumber, Impressive Digital

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 53:39


The digital marketing industry is changing faster than ever and those who don't adapt with the times are losing market share. Where should marketers be focusing their efforts? What strategies are the experts seeing get the best results? Get up-to-speed with the latest industry insights, trends and predictions for the future in this panel discussion with some leading digital marketing experts.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

Torched
The Competitive Edge with Yael Averbuch West

Torched

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 36:19


Former USWNT star Yael Averbuch West has contributed greatly to the world of women's soccer. Thanks to her competitive edge she's paving new paths for tomorrow's soccer stars.

DigiMarCon Podcast
Digital Marketing Trends: Experts Insights on How to Gain a Competitive Edge - Russ Macumber, Impressive Digital

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 53:39


Distribution Insight Podcasts
The Point Podcast - The Competitive Edge in Asset Management

Distribution Insight Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 16:20


Join Matt Schiffman and Ben Phillips, Head of Asset Management Global Advisory Services at Broadridge as they discuss the new 'super cycle' in the Asset Management industry and the characteristics that will define the winners and losers.

Gym Secrets Podcast
This is Our Competitive Edge | Ep 417

Gym Secrets Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 16:28


Too many lenses can cause you to go blind. Today, Alex (@AlexHormozi) talks about acquisition.com, their portfolio company that does $85 million a year, and their core values that serve as a guide for anything and everything they do. He also talks about how things that are "true and innate to you" can help structure your core values and that you don't always have to have many of them to run successfully. Welcome to The Game Podcast where we talk about how to get more customers, make more profit per customer, and keep them longer, and the many failures and lessons we have learned along the way to $100M in sales. We've got roll-up-your-sleeves kind of hustle with a little bit of cleverness and a lot of heart. Timestamps: 1:13 -  The brain, heart, and real conversations that happen in order to make the business grow 3:39 - From an overarching perspective, the way to come to values is to look at what are the non-negotiables. 5:02 - Values themselves need to be ideally said and having an unimpeachable character 11:23 - Having candor, how you can't make progress without feedback, and competitive greatness Follow Alex Hormozi's Socials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderhormozi (LinkedIn ) | https://www.instagram.com/hormozi/?hl=en (Instagram) | https://www.facebook.com/alex.hormozi (Facebook) | https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexHormozi (YouTube ) | https://twitter.com/AlexHormozi?s=20&t=J9vPh75tO3ow9xExYLsBDQ (Twitter) | https://www.acquisition.com/ (Acquisition )

SLO County Real Estate with Hal Sweasey
Gaining a competitive edge when getting your offer accepted in SLO County

SLO County Real Estate with Hal Sweasey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 17:12


Gain Insight in the highly competitive SLO County Real Estate scene with the areas #1 Resource with the SLO COUNTY REAL ESTATE PODCAST WITH HAL SWEASEY. Putting an offer on a house is not like going to the store and buying a loaf of bread… there are multiple things to consider. Emotions can sometimes take the lead and that is why it helps to be levelheaded. No two real estate transactions are the same and you need a levelheaded team that understands the needs of both sides in the Transaction. Show Notes: 2:03 to 4:43 How to be competitive when writing an offer. Is your agent educated on what the current climate is, and has relationships with other agents? This is where experience is very important. 4:44 to 6:57 What about the cash offer is it hard to compete with? You can figure out a way to be competitive against one. If you get to know the people you are buying from and the terms they want when buying the home. 6:58 to 9:24 Escalation clauses can help you out when you are in a fierce bidding process. 9:25 to 13:21 What is you are sitting on a house that has been on the market for a long period of time? Can you offer a lower price… That is when the agent's communications skills are very important on both sides of the transaction. 13:22 to 14:49 Being on good terms with the Real Estate Agent community is very important characteristic that the agent you choose should possess. 14:50 to 16:16 Timeliness is a very important factor (especially when inventory is low) when it comes to getting your offer accepted. If you are looking to for experience and a team you can trust for your next Real Estate Transaction please visit halsweasey.com CA DRE #01111911 860 Walnut Street Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 (805) 329-3247 hal@teamsweasey.com

Doors to Deals Podcast
Gain A Competitive Edge With Subject To Deals

Doors to Deals Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:58


Jim, Caleb, Ryan, and Jason from Three Doors sit down to talk all about interest rates and how to structure subject to deals. You'll learn how to gain a competitive edge when the interest rates start to go up. doorstodeals.com

Real Housewives of Golf
58. [Quick 9] Ways to Give Yourself a Competitive Edge on the Golf Course

Real Housewives of Golf

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 55:23


Today's Quick 9 is all about different ways to give yourself a competitive edge on the golf course, whether it's in a tournament or a friendly money game with your buddies! Learn more about the gorgeous, all-inclusive resort in Loreto, Villa del Palmar at villadelpalmarloreto.com! Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel to watch the full episode on video.  Check out and download TODAY the bestselling practice program, Short Game 100!!   Ready to plan your next girl's trip to Scottsdale? Contact Sarah now at Elite Golf Experience!   Connect with us on your favorite social platform: Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: Housewives of Golf   Tori: Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Sarah: Instagram: @sarahheldgolftravel Website: EliteGolfExperience.com Podcast IG: @housewivesofgolf Podcast YouTube: Housewives of Golf Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!

What Is Humans?
Competitive Edge

What Is Humans?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 34:53


Competition has been used time and time again to find and produce top talent in every facet of life. The term healthy competition comes to mind when we think of the times in which we are pitted against one another. While there are benefits to competition Malcolm Gladwell has suggested there are times when it can be detrimental.    Oftentimes life is more of a team sport than an individual one, if we can help others around us, our family, friends and partners, it can be beneficial for everyone. Today, we discuss the benefits of encouraging and uplifting those that don't quite have it down yet instead of forcing competition. We will always need competition, but in the future how can we pick and choose the times in our life to use it.    Think in your life of a time when you felt like you just weren't quite there yet either in your craft, school or your sport. Did it make sense to go against the best and then be told only they would be going on? Listen in today and think about the alternative approach to too much competition.

Locked On Giants - Daily Podcast On The New York Giants
Do the New York Giants Finally Have a Competitive "Edge"?

Locked On Giants - Daily Podcast On The New York Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 31:59


The New York Giants devoted many premium resources to their outside linebacker group and might finally have themselves a Batman (No. 1) among the unit for the first time in several years. Plus, what's the most significant upgrade the team made among the edge rushers? All that and more in today's LockedOn Giants podcast. Do the New York Giants Finally Have a Competitive "Edge"? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmzf-nD8oaTBShrW_zTeXA Find and follow the LockedOn Giants podcast on your favorite podcast platforms:

The Start Up of You Podcast
Develop Your Competitive Edge

The Start Up of You Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 44:16


An all too common piece of career advice is to “follow your passion.” But when it comes to crafting a great career, that's not the whole picture. You must also take into account the skills that will differentiate you, and where they fit into the marketplace. On this episode of the Startup of You Podcast, Reid and Ben explain the “three gears” that underlie every world-class career: Assets, Aspirations, and Market Realities. When these three elements click together and turn in unison, you will unlock success.   Follow Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidhoffman/ Follow Ben Casnocha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bencasnocha/  Check out the Startup of You Website: https://www.startupofyou.com Please rate/review us on your favorite app – and be sure to follow or subscribe.   Thanks for listening.

Strength in the Details
E12: Developing a Competitive Edge with Dr. A'Naja Newsome

Strength in the Details

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 35:33


Are you looking to gain an advantage in competition? Focusing on mental skills may help. In this solo episode, Dr. A'Naja Newsome hits us with her top 3 recommended mental skills for athletes looking to feel stronger inside the gym and on the platform. Attribution patterns Internal regulation of motivation Coping with stress Sport psychology research is growing on these topics and she breaks them down in a way that athletes can apply them to their own training and performance. Disclaimer: This is not intended to be psychological therapy or treatment. You are encouraged to seek counseling from a licensed mental health professional. Connect and Support the Strength in the Details podcast

Basketball Coach Unplugged ( A Basketball Coaching Podcast)
Ep 1425 Competitive Edge and Keeping a Balance

Basketball Coach Unplugged ( A Basketball Coaching Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 6:51


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My First Million
Patrick Campbell: The Billion $ Quilting Industry And Using Spy Secrets To Gain A Competitive Edge

My First Million

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 74:48


Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk to Founder & CEO at ProfitWell, Patrick Campbell (@Patticus), about the billion dollar quilting industry, using spy secrets in business, buying cheap debt and a hostile takeover of a person. Also, want $5,000? Check out the My First Million Clips contest. ----- Links: * ProfitWell * Missouri Star Quilt Co. * Hallmark * KMikeyM * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (01:35) - Patrick Campbell background (07:55) - Surprising businesses: Quilting and craft industry (20:55) - Chili's and Applebees (25:25) - Why you should invest in unsexy businesses (26:50) - Rolling up trades & things for old people (30:05) - Using spy secrets to get competitive intel (46:30) - Buying debt to forgive it (49:40) - How it feels to get very rich very young (55:00) - Hostile takeover of a person ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

The Full Perspective
Rob Carmody speaks on his Competitive Edge, College Baseball, and the Tunnel Vision Mindset

The Full Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 40:46


Ed and Alex speak with Rob Carmody about his competitive edge, relentless dedication and what it means to be the first unanimous captain of a division I baseball program.

You're The Worst!!!
Competitive Edge!!!

You're The Worst!!!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 65:38


Tony and Joolz are MISSING YET AGAIN!!!!!.....Mike, Cilla, and Jay talk about having a competitive gaming edge, stranger things, and more!!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-mireles8/support

ChampSet
#49 - The Greatest Champions Have A Competitive Edge And So Should You

ChampSet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 5:40


It's okay to be widely ambitious. It's okay to want nothing less than a win. It's okay to dream big. In this world, people receive trophies for participating. But this doesn't help to cultivate a winning mindset. Embrace your ambition and be extremely competitive, as having those standards will help you take the sport more seriously.

Optimized Advisor Podcast
Flexible Solutions For Growing Businesses: How to Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent in this Competitive Workforce Environment

Optimized Advisor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 55:53


Scott was joined in studio with Dave Harris, CEO and founder of DPH Financial Services, and virtually with Trevor Patching, Vice President of Business Development at the Atticus Group. In this episode learn about what the Atticus Group does for creating strategic partnerships. They discuss business development, executive plans, exit strategies, premium financing, finding key asset employees for your business, and much more. This episode is a must listen to optimize your business. Listen to Dave's first episode, 007 - Learn From An Optimized Advisor: Dave Harris hereConnect with Scott on LinkedInConnect with Trevor on LinkedInConnect with Dave on LinkedInFor more on The Optimized Advisor Podcast click hereFor more on The Atticus Group click hereFollow us on LinkedInFollow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook 

The 5 Minute Basketball Coaching Podcast
Ep 380 Competitive Edge and Coaching Balance

The 5 Minute Basketball Coaching Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:57


Coach Collins Talks Basketball https://teachhoops.com/ Funnel Down Defense https://coachcollins.podia.com/funnel-down-defense Also Check out.  [Teachhoops.com](https://teachhoops.com/) 14 day Free Trial [Facebook Group . Basketball Coaches](https://www.facebook.com/groups/basketballcoaches/) [Facebook Group . Basketball Drills](https://www.facebook.com/groups/321590381624013/) Want to Get a Question Answered? [ Leave a Question here](https://www.speakpipe.com/Teachhoops) Check out our other podcast [High School Hoops ](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/high-school-hoops-coaching-high-school-basketball/id1441192866) Check out our Sponsors [HERE](https://drdishbasketball.com/) Mention Coach Unplugged and get 350 dollars off your next purchase basketball resources free basketball resources Coach Unplugged Basketball drills, basketball coach, basketball workouts, basketball dribbling drills,  ball handling drills, passing drills, shooting drills, basketball training equipment, basketball conditioning, fun basketball games, basketball jerseys, basketball shooting machine, basketball shot, basketball ball, basketball training, basketball camps, youth basketball, youth basketball leagues, basketball recruiting, basketball coaching jobs, basketball tryouts, basketball coach, youth basketball drills, The Basketball Podcast, How to Coach Basketball, Funnel Down Defense FDD Funnel Defense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

eCW Podcast
How Price Transparency Can Offer a Competitive Edge

eCW Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 6:25


New price transparency rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services required hospitals and hospital-owned organizations to post machine-readable files in plain language that will allow patients to generate estimates for what they will pay for a given medical service. By using the healow Price Transparency tool, medical organizations can comply with CMS rules and gain a competitive advantage by attracting business from consumers who want to know upfront what their out-of-pocket costs will be. For more information book a meeting here: https://meetings.hubspot.com/kshogren 

Lead on Purpose with James Laughlin
Noel Carroll Recap: Gaining a Competitive Edge

Lead on Purpose with James Laughlin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 5:13


Learn how to Gain A Competitive Edge with F1 coach, Noel Carroll.Noel is the Coach of Yuki Tsunoda who is a driver for Scuderia Alpha Tauri F1 Team. Previously, Noel was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Arsenal FC.Today Noel speaks to us about his coaching expertise and how that applies to high performance not only in sports, but in life.Noel tells us all about how he got into sports and high performance, and managed to develop a skillset that now allows him to travel the world and coach the best of the best.Noel also started an epic YouTube channel with a friend to discuss different aspects of high performance, and how he took a passion project and turned it into a job with Adidas! Check out Noels YouTube channel here - www.youtube.com/EpicChallenges Connect with Noel on Instagram here - https://instagram.com/noelsiec?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= 

Business Black Belts
Jefferson Davis, President of Competitive Edge on books and business: Business Black Belts Episode 83

Business Black Belts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:42


Jefferson Davis discusses business through books and his journey through business.

Move The Ball™
Greg Bell: The “Never Quit” Attitude and Competitive Edge

Move The Ball™

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 41:45


On today's episode Greg Bell shares how his experiences as a rookie in the NFL inspired him to mentor and support athletes of tomorrow. Listen in as Jennifer and Greg discuss the importance of staying adaptable in business and life, leaning into divine opportunities, and how Greg planned for a life of entrepreneurship while still in college.   About Greg Bell: Greg Bell is a retired NFL running back who was drafted in the first round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Greg played college football at Notre Dame and during his NFL career, he played for the Bills, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Los Angeles Raiders. Greg is the founder of Athletes for Life, an organization focused on making a positive impact on the next generation of athletes.   Follow Greg on Instagram: @athletesforlifefoundation Visit the Athletes for Life Website: https://www.athletesforlife.org/   Want to find your own way to Move the Ball toward your goals? Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/movetheball/ Buy the Move the Ball book: https://amz.run/5JR6 Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/movetheball/ Get your Move the Ball Merch: https://www.wemovetheball.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talkin Out My A** Podcast
Ep.40 The Competitive Edge with Chris Do

Talkin Out My A** Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 91:19


Chris is a fellow teammate of mine. He is a MMA fighter. Training in the famous gym American Kickboxing Academy. Keep an eye out on the man, and remember the name. You will be seeing a lot of him in the fight game in the near future. Podcast Topics: -Capturing a championship title -Upbringing -The beginning of fighting -Why do you fight -Being competitive  -The hardest part of being an athlete -Balancing life and training -Dream team -Avoid the yes men -Remaining humble -Dealing with loss -Overtraining  -Having a mentor -Gaining confidence  -The mind state -The pros and cons of fighting -Gaining experience -The best thing about fighting -The hardest sport ever -Balancing love -Sparring women -Essential to understand combat -Handling outside altercations  -Studying the greats -Fighting as a career -Fighting being contagious  -Concussions -When to hang it up -Influencers fighting -Fake fighters -Politics in the fight game -Staying ready -When to turn professional -Thoughts during competition  -Greatest lesson learned Connect with Daniel: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmqE4tnWDXoiSPyaaqn7Nmw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danieljohngonzalez/ https://www.instagram.com/talkinoutmyasspodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MultiMillMind TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danieljohngonzalez?lang=en Connect with Chris: https://www.instagram.com/cdo408/

Lead on Purpose with James Laughlin
Gaining a Competitive Edge with Noel Carroll

Lead on Purpose with James Laughlin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 60:19 Transcription Available


Learn how to Gain A Competitive Edge with F1 coach, Noel Carroll.Noel is the Coach of Yuki Tsunoda who is a driver for Scuderia Alpha Tauri F1 Team. Previously, Noel was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Arsenal FC.Today Noel speaks to us about his coaching expertise and how that applies to high performance not only in sports, but in life.Noel tells us all about how he got into sports and high performance, and managed to develop a skillset that now allows him to travel the world and coach the best of the best.Noel also started an epic YouTube channel with a friend to discuss different aspects of high performance, and how he took a passion project and turned it into a job with Adidas! Check out Noels YouTube channel here - www.youtube.com/EpicChallenges Connect with Noel on Instagram here - https://instagram.com/noelsiec?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= ----Full Transcript, Quote Cards, and a Show Summary are available here: https://www.jjlaughlin.com/blog

Music Lessons and Marketing
How to Gain a Competitive Edge for Your Music School | EP 174

Music Lessons and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 7:57


All music schools are looking at gaining a competitive edge and stand out in their market. Better music lessons is a good place to start but your competitive edge, or your unique selling proposition, is often found beyond the music lesson. In this Episode I discuss ways to discover and market what makes your music school unique and different.  www.davesimonsmusic.com

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
How to Gain a Competitive Edge in Real Estate

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 23:57


Real estate is not just about buying properties. It's about building a business.   Brian Alfaro and Cody Laughlin of Blue Oak Capital join us to discuss what it takes to be competitive in the real estate market. They talk about the different components of real estate as a business, how we can make an impact with marketing, and what we can do to get brokers on our side. For new investors, Brian and Cody also list the 6-step proven framework that helped them raise their first $1 million.   Blue Oak Capital is a Houston-based real estate investing firm that focuses on acquiring cash flow producing commercial real estate. They partner with busy professionals who are seeking to grow their investment portfolio by investing in real assets like real estate.     [00:01 - 08:34] Finding the Best Business Partners Why Brian and Cody decided to form a partnership Making the transition from single-family to multifamily Slow growth vs instant success Building relationships and the infrastructure for a sustainable business   [08:35 - 16:44] Strategies for Your First Capital Raise Brian and Cody break down the 6-step capital raising framework that worked for them  Why these steps should work simultaneously The importance of persistence and consistency in execution Focus on the marketing-side   [16:45 - 22:19]  Standing Out From the Competition Go bold and be willing to get uncomfortable Find a story behind the opportunities Nurture strong relationships with brokers Visibility is key Get your first transaction done Be the best buyer that you can be   [22:20 - 23:56] Closing Segment Reach out to Brian and Cody!  Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes   “You've got having a strong brand, having a website, using a CRM, sending out a newsletter, making sure you're on social media and then trying to become a thought leader in this space.” - Brian Alfaro   “Don't focus on taking people out to lunch. Go focus on getting deals done. And that's how you build relationships.” - Cody Laughlin -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Brian and Cody! Head over to the Blue Oak Capital website and follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn. Email them at brian@blueoakinvests.com and cody@blueoakinvests.com.    Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: [00:00:00] Cody Laughlin: You know, when we talked about real estate investing, we talk about like buying the real estate, right? We talk about the apartment buildings or whatever, but what you really don't understand, especially in this multifamily space, you're operating a small business. And you know, when we talk about putting these pieces in place, what you're doing is you're building the infrastructure of a business. [00:00:17] Cody Laughlin: You know, you're wearing the marketing hat, you're wearing the, the revenue hat you're wearing the acquisitions hat. Like you're wearing all of these different variables that go into owning and operating a small business.  [00:00:39] Sam Wilson: Blue Oak Capital is a Houston-based private equity firm focused on the acquisition of cash flow producing multifamily real estate across the US, Brian and Cody. Welcome to the show.  [00:00:50] Cody Laughlin: Sam, pleasure to be here, man. I appreciate you having us for having us.  [00:00:52] Brian Alfaro: Thanks for having us, Sam. Yeah, we really appreciate it.  [00:00:54] Sam Wilson: Hey, man. Pleasure is mine. There's three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show and maybe one of you can take this and just answer this for the firm itself, but the three questions are, where did you guys start? Where are you now? And how did you get there? So I'll leave it to you guys to figure out which one of you wants to tackle that.  [00:01:09] Cody Laughlin: Well, kind of high level overview. We all our Houston-based. Brian and I are two of the three managing partners here at our company. We all collectively met through networking channels and, and whatnot, and then formulated our, our company early, late, like late 2019, early 2020. [00:01:27] Cody Laughlin: And you know, the biggest kind of glue that's kind of held us together are our value propositions that are complementary skillsets and really that how the team has meshed and that's been how we've been able to grow, right? And so, but since our inception in late 2019, you know, like you mentioned, we've, you know, acquired and partnered in 847 units as general partners and looking to do some, some really big acquisitions this year, a hundred million dollars plus in acquisitions this year, hopefully. [00:01:56] Cody Laughlin: And really, it just comes down to great partners, great relationships and just a great network of investors and partners around us. So what do you think, Brian?  [00:02:04] Brian Alfaro: I think, I think you hit the nail on the head.  [00:02:06] Sam Wilson: Yeah. What are some things when you guys, 'cause this is a common you know, I hear this, this discussion a lot on this show, but I want to hear your, your take on what it was like figuring out one that you were onto something and then finding the partners, even if it was within the same network, like there's, there's, there's a lot of back and forth and like, Hey, should we, could we maybe we'll build something. Maybe we won't. How, how did you guys navigate that? [00:02:29] Cody Laughlin: Go ahead, Brian, tell them your side and I'm going to add to that.  [00:02:32] Brian Alfaro: Yeah, I, I think I knew I was onto something when I saw a lot of people around me were having success in commercial real estate. So you talked about commercial real estate. Cody and I both come from the single-family residential investment space. We were both doing that, Cody for way longer than I was. I was doing it for about two years. [00:02:46] Brian Alfaro: And I was kind of looking around and watching guys build their portfolio and seeing people, just regular people that were just like you and me doing big things. So why not me? It was the question I really asked myself, why couldn't I do that as well, especially as it was transitioning and getting a little bit older. [00:03:02] Brian Alfaro: I'm 33 right now. So, you know, back in my early thirties as I'll call it, I guess I'm still there. But I was looking around and going just, just regular guys doing this, there's regular guys buying these massive $20, 30, 40 million properties. And I'm like, why not me? So, it all starts with education. So it became a lot about educating myself, joining a mentorship group. [00:03:18] Brian Alfaro: And that's when I also met Cody and John and that's when I knew we had something was because these are two great guys. It all starts with the foundation of good business ethics. Work with people that you want to go grab a beer, right? So I'm gonna grab a cup of coffee with people you want to hang out with on the weekend. [00:03:32] Brian Alfaro: If you don't like your business partners, you're probably not going to get very far. So that's when I knew personally that I found something good because I had two guys that I really enjoyed hanging out with really enjoyed spending time with. So the idea of being on calls at 9, 10, 11, 12, 1 o'clock in the morning, you know, going through underwriting, basically giving up your nights, giving up your weekends, kind of hustling to make it happen. [00:03:53] Brian Alfaro: These are two guys. I had no problem doing that with it. Wasn't an inconvenience, right? So once we got that to together and we started form our team, you really just start to see things flourish. It took a lot of time, a lot of slow growth, as we like to say, it took about year and a half to get that first deal done. But that for us that's that's for me, at least that's how I knew it was on to something.  [00:04:11] Cody Laughlin: Yeah. And I will go with Brian's sentiments that, you know, I was exposed to this idea of syndication back in 2011, through a local networking event here at Houston. And at the time I had no idea what I was being exposed to. All I knew it was just this investor on stage partnering, 17 people, everybody got passive income and everybody was happy and I'm like, oh, that sounds awesome. [00:04:32] Cody Laughlin: You know, a lot better than the wholesaling, single-family also like I was doing at the time and, you know, fast forward several years later, you know, after kind of having to go through some refocus and some re development of goals and things like that, you know, really was getting frustrated in the past that I were taking as far as trying to find a fit for me, what was ideal from my investing thesis, what was going to get me to my financial independence, you know, all the things that we've all hear about and are challenged with and, you know, making that transition to multifamily. [00:05:04] Cody Laughlin: You know, you could look back and you see, man, there was so much wealth generated and created over the past decade from multifamily investments. You know, I mean, there was just so much wealth that was being created and the fundamentals projected an even more positive forecast for years to come. And, you know, it was just really, that was kind of very eyeopening. [00:05:24] Cody Laughlin: And so, and then having gone through some hard expensive lessons along my journey to get to this point in multifamily. It was a kind of a no-brainer that once, you know, once I met John, once I met Brian and we saw the synergies and we saw the power that be, you know, with all of us working together, you know, we just put the blinders on, stayed discipline, stayed focus. [00:05:44] Cody Laughlin: And I think that was really where we knew like, Hey, the future has going to be very, very bright here. If we just do.  [00:05:49] Sam Wilson: That's something you mentioned there, Brian was that you said slow growth. You know, people want, I think the, they want the quick hit, you know, the, the instant success, which it doesn't sound like you guys had that. [00:06:00] Sam Wilson: I think you mentioned calls at 1:00 AM one and a half years. What's what were some challenges that you guys faced in getting your first deal done?  [00:06:09] Cody Laughlin: There's a lot, obviously. I mean, look, everybody has the same challenge when you first started, you have no credibility, you have no experience. And I would argue that most people probably don't have the network. [00:06:19] Cody Laughlin: They need to go out there and buy these multi-million dollar deals, right? So it's really, how do you put that first foot forward and how do you really build the infrastructure for a sustainable business? And I think it all starts with that. So brian can attest to this too, right? I mean, it all starts with number one is relationships who are the people that are doing the deals, who are the people that are really having success in the same strategies that we wanted to model. [00:06:44] Cody Laughlin: And then who are the people that are gonna help us get there, whether that be partners or investors, whatnot. We need to go meet the people first. 'Cause we all know, I mean, this idea of have a good deal and the money will come. That's such a false adage. That's out there, right? I mean, if you don't, you can have the best tool in the world, but if you don't have the money to back you to do it, you're a dead duck in the water. [00:07:03] Cody Laughlin: So I think it really started with building out relationships in that framework first, and then everything else kind of expanded off there. What do you think, Brian?  [00:07:10] Brian Alfaro: Yeah. I think when you're new, you don't know how to put the puzzle together is how I like to the analogy I like to use, right? Like buying these properties is just putting a puzzle together. [00:07:19] Brian Alfaro: And when you're new, you don't have all the pieces just like you were buying a puzzle the store and it's missing a bunch of pieces. You're like, oh, that's the bad puzzle. Well, it's not necessarily a bad puzzle. It's just that you don't have the pieces you need. Do you have the KP to go on signing the loan? If you need. [00:07:32] Brian Alfaro: Somebody who has experienced an asset management, especially if you're brand new, because if I'm an investor and you're telling me like, this is your first deal, and you've never done this before, that makes me a little nervous. So having somebody on your team that can give you that credibility, that can sort of be your safety net. [00:07:45] Brian Alfaro: You don't have that when you're first getting started, you don't have the relationships as Cody was saying. And then with the equity, that's super important too. Properties are expensive now. Starting five years ago, you could get a pretty deal. Pretty big deal close raising three, four, $5 million. Now that's like a 50 or 60 unit depending on what market you're in, right? So can you put, yeah, can't you put the team together to go and raise 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or more million dollar. Do you have the relationships with those co-sponsors or with those equity partners to get the deal done? There was just a lot of things. Cody is our head of acquisition. He knows how much legwork it takes. [00:08:20] Brian Alfaro: Not only for those things I mentioned, but insurance quotes, property managers, all the people that are involved in closing process, you just don't have the relationships yet and that's where that first 12 to 18 months of getting started is. It's really building those relationships and understanding, you know, what are you getting into. [00:08:34] Sam Wilson: Tell me real quick, just briefly cover this the six step framework for raising a million bucks. I mean, everybody struggles out of the gate, just like you said, like you said Cody was that, you know, find the deal. The, the money will come nonsense. I think that that myth has been debunked too many times. [00:08:52] Sam Wilson: What's your guys's six step framework if somebody wants to raise a million bucks as fast as they can? [00:08:57] Cody Laughlin: Yeah. It's probably the, one of the most important skillsets you obviously need to have in a business. Probably one of the most difficult too, right? How many stories have you heard of tablet raisers that, oh, I can go raise a million, $2 million and they fall flat on their face. [00:09:09] Cody Laughlin: I being one of those, you know, on your first capital raise, it's, it's very difficult. So, you know, Brian, you want to go ahead and kick it off here with a framework that worked for us?  [00:09:16] Brian Alfaro: Absolutely. So our framework, it's very simple. It sounds simple, but the hard part is, is the execution. And I think what makes it even harder is persistence and consistency over a long period of time, because you can build out this, you can follow these steps and write them down and check each box. [00:09:30] Brian Alfaro: But if you're not consistently managing them and moving them forward all at the same time, it's where you can eventually fall flat. So the first one is just having a really strong brand. Now that's something we're really important about, like when people see Blue Oak Capital, do they know, do they have some sort of relationship with it? [00:09:46] Brian Alfaro: Do they know Cody? Do they know Brian? Do they know our third partner, John? Do they know mix of us? What are their thoughts? What are their feelings? What are their emotions? When they think about Blue Oak Capital, do they have positive thoughts about Blue Oak Capital? You got to have that brand. So creating a brand, creating a logo. [00:10:01] Brian Alfaro: That's something that's really, really, really important a lot of people don't think of. Now you can go out there and you can raise capital without one. It is possible. But if you're talking about growth and scale, You definitely want to have a brand. And after that brand, you definitely want to have a website that's, it's 2022. We're recording this podcast. [00:10:17] Brian Alfaro: You got it. It's your business card, right? People are going to go Google it, or they're going to go look you up. They're going to see what you've done. And if you don't have a legit website where people can feel like you're a professional, you're, you know, you're somebody in the industry who's serious, then you can have, you're going to have problems too, because if you're telling me like, Hey, you want to take a hundred thousand dollars from me and you don't even have a website. [00:10:35] Brian Alfaro: You don't even have a logo unless you and I have been friends for 20 years. And I just trust you like that. It's not very likely that I'm going to go and, you know, just be comfortable, raising, you know, giving you money, right? Yeah. Once you have that brand, once you have that website, you want to start laying some infrastructure in your website. [00:10:50] Brian Alfaro: You know, we we're really big on having a CRM. So that's one of the steps and then leveraging that CRM to keep your investors updated, which is another step, which is sending out a newsletter. So once you have that brand, you have that website, you want to make sure things are starting to talk to each other. [00:11:04] Brian Alfaro: So we have a CRM system where we're constantly feeding people, you know, we have a funnel we're constantly feeding people into the CRM, whether it's through our podcasts, it's through our. Let's do our newsletter, which is one of the six steps we want to create that update for your investors that are in your database. [00:11:18] Brian Alfaro: You want to make sure you're building out that investor database of quality investors, people that are pre qualified. And if you're planning on doing five or six Bs, so people you've had a conversation with, if you're doing five or six C's, you obviously want to make sure they're accredited investors. [00:11:30] Brian Alfaro: So that's four of the steps. The last one, I think that's really well, not the last one, but the fifth one that I think is really important is social media. You know, we're really big on just being out there, making sure that people are aware of who you are and you're growing your brand presence. So, you know, we're big on leveraging platforms, Facebook, LinkedIn. [00:11:47] Brian Alfaro: You know, there's other platforms, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok is becoming really popular. We're not on there yet, but I think if you're getting started, we're talking about raising that first million dollars, you want to pick one or two and really stick with it because it can be a full-time job doing social media, whether it's yourself or somebody you're paying to manage all of these accounts. [00:12:05] Brian Alfaro: So, you know, when first got started, we really leaned in heavily on LinkedIn and Facebook. Those were our two preferred choices. And then as we've continued to grow, you know, we're starting to layer on things like Instagram. You know, we'll look at things like Twitter and took doc down the road, but you really want to start and lay a strong foundation on one of those social media platforms. [00:12:22] Brian Alfaro: And then the last one is just having that thought leadership platform. You know, we talk about blogs. I just mentioned that we talked about our podcasts. We talked about our meetup. So just to kind of reemphasize this, we've got having a strong brand, having a website, using a CRM. Sending out a newsletter, making sure you're on social media and then trying to become a thought leader in this space. [00:12:40] Brian Alfaro: You want to create content, whether it's a podcast that meetup blog, maybe you're creating short reels or clips on YouTube, those are the six steps that we really followed for that first opportunity where we were able to raise over a million dollars.  [00:12:53] Cody Laughlin: And Sam, look, I think it's, it's really important for people understand like all of these pieces don't work on their own in silos. They all have to work in conjunction with one another, right? If you think about a visualization of a funnel, right? You have the widest part of the funnel, the top of the funnel is the most critical piece because that's where you're getting the most engagement. [00:13:13] Cody Laughlin: That's where you're connecting with as many people as, as many touches. And then you go to the middle of the funnel, which is where you're nurturing those relationships. You're actually curating relationships to where you get to the bottom of the funnel, which is where the solidification of that relationship. [00:13:26] Cody Laughlin: And that trust is cemented to where ultimately they want to invest with you or partner with you and work with you in whatever fashion, but I think the key takeaway is those six steps of Brian highlighted, which you did a great job, as you know, they were all critical to our framework and helping us to get to that first million dollar raise, but they all have to work simultaneously together with one another. [00:13:47] Cody Laughlin: And so I think it's important for people to understand that it's in multiple, you know, layers within the funnel that have to work in conjunction together.  [00:13:54] Brian Alfaro: Yeah. Once you have those first few layers, the other ones are about nurturing, right? People are listening to your podcasts or reading your newsletter. [00:13:59] Brian Alfaro: They're looking at your blogs, they're going to your meetup and that's the nurturing process. So you can build relationships with people without calling them every week, so.  [00:14:07] Sam Wilson: Right. And I think, I think the one thing that you hit on there, Brian, and all of this is consistency of execution. That's the hardest part I think of it is that discipline side of it where it's like, okay, now you've got people coming in. Now you got your website built, you got your infrastructure, but then is your newsletter going out every week? I mean, it took me until I'm embarrassed to say it June of 2021. Here we go, you know, I'm sharing my weaknesses here to get a weekly newsletter out and I've done it every week since it's like, but it was like, I will get this done. [00:14:39] Sam Wilson: And once you do that, of course, you know, that's been instrumental in building, you know, relationships that I just had never nurtured before. And it's a weekly newsletter. It's a total pain. I get my newsletter out on Friday. I'm like crud, that's gotta get done. Like I gotta, I gotta write the text for that. [00:14:54] Sam Wilson: Of course I got help putting the rest of it together and get it sent out, from my marketing manager, but it's still, you know, I still have to put work into that every week.  [00:15:01] Cody Laughlin: Oh, sorry. So, you know, as I'll tell you, man, what, what you're discussing here and what we're talking about is, you know, when we talk about real estate investing, we talk about like buying the real estate, right? [00:15:09] Cody Laughlin: We talk about the apartment buildings, whatever, but what you really don't understand, especially in this multifamily space, you're operating a small business. And you know, when we talk about putting these pieces in place, what you're doing is you're building the infrastructure of a business. You know, you're wearing the marketing hat, you're wearing the revenue hat, you're wearing the acquisitions hat. Like you're wearing all of these different variables that go into owning and operating a small business. And so to your point, I think most people don't realize that when you get in, we always talk about real estate, but you're like, oh crap. Like, oh, I've got to go a bit up my marketing funnel. [00:15:41] Cody Laughlin: I've got to go bit up my brand. I've got to go do all these other things that, you know, you don't think about. So it's not suited for everybody. You know, I hate marketing. I mean, I'll be candid with you. I hate it. You don't want me picking logos and stuff like that 'cause I'm too simple-minded. Thank God that I got Brian and John and have a better eye for that than I do. [00:15:56] Cody Laughlin: But the point is, is, you know, it's a, it is a critical part of the business for sure.  [00:16:00] Sam Wilson: It is. Yeah. And I think, I think that's one of the, one of the mindset shifts I had to make you know, in the last two or three years was that I'm in, especially, I mean, there's two things we need in this business. I say this well, gosh, I feel like every show we need deals, we need money. [00:16:13] Sam Wilson: And if you don't have both of those things, then you don't have anything here in a real estate business. And so like 70% of what I feel like I do is marketing, like finding the deals is almost secondary to first building out the marketing side of it, which has kind of a twist, I think, from what most of us think early on like, oh, we're going to go buy real estate. [00:16:30] Sam Wilson: Well, you're not going to buy a $30 million property if you haven't done the marketing first because you don't even have investors to go buy it. So start there. I love that. So, Brian, thanks for taking the time to break that down. No, we're spend a little more time here on this and maybe what we planned on, but I think this is a valuable conversation. [00:16:44] Sam Wilson: I'd like to use this as a segue, though. What are you guys doing? I guess, on the finding deals, the acquiring deals side of this equation. What are you guys doing right now to be competitive?  [00:16:55] Cody Laughlin: Great question. And it's a problem that everybody's having, right? I mean, you know, everybody's trying to figure out how to list, stand out from another. [00:17:01] Cody Laughlin: Listen, I think those who are willing to be bold. And get uncomfortable and take a little bit more risk, especially upfront are the guys that are standing out, you know, and I think right now, especially at the time of this recording where we're, we're going into a very aggressive rate hike environment. [00:17:19] Cody Laughlin: Rising interest rate environment. We're already hearing rumblings of investors wanting to sit out or, oh, they're just going to take a pause and things like that. You know, I think the guys that like our school are still gonna remain active, still going to keep our finger on the pulse, still adjust to what the market is going to give us. [00:17:34] Cody Laughlin: And stay tuned. I think those are the guys that are going to succeed. And so what does it take to be competitive? Again, you gotta be willing to get uncomfortable. What does that mean? Well, you gotta find a way, you know, to come up with the price guidance that these brokers are giving you, you know, and now we're seeing a little bit more flexibility because rates and the capital markets, but, you know, you have to find a way to find the story behind these opportunities, right? You have to be willing to put up the risk capital upfront. I mean, right now let's be honest. The guys that are writing the bigger checks, those are the guys that went into deals. I mean, it's that simple. So, you know, guys that are putting up half a million dollars of non-refundable risk capital upfront to get these deals awarded. [00:18:14] Cody Laughlin: Those are how deals are trading right now. And if you're not comfortable with doing that, Hey, I get it. It's a hard pill to swallow, but that's the reality of the market, you know? So you have to find a way to go make that happen and be the ones to kind of play with the big boys, so to speak if you want to win opportunities. [00:18:31] Brian Alfaro: Yeah. And I think to add onto that, because I know Cody does our acquisitions, but I can tell you what I see from afar is one way to be competitive is to have really strong relationships with the brokers. You know, when, when you have a relationship that you've been nurturing for 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, however long it's been when you've closed deals, obviously that helps a lot when you've done business and you've helped them put food on the table. [00:18:52] Brian Alfaro: That definitely helps a lot. But we've learned that the, you know, the more deals you do, the more the brokers want to go fight for you. The lenders want to go fight with you. Everybody on your team starts to come around to see like, Hey, we're gonna, we're gonna do our best to help you, you know, get this deal awarded. [00:19:08] Brian Alfaro: And the relationship and the communication side with the brokers are super important because as Cody mentioned, you know, we'll go toward deal and they're like, oh, this deal is 25 million. And then having Cody's calling daily, constantly staying on top of the broker, like, Hey, what's going on? What's going on? What type of offers are you getting? You ended up finding out that all the offers are coming in at 23 million, right. Then you thought it was gonna be 25 million. But if Cody didn't have that great relationship and the brokers didn't have that trust and given him that type of Intel that can help him be competitive. That's something that a new person would have trouble doing, right? So I think that communication piece, relationship piece is a way to be competitive and not being transactional with the broker. [00:19:42] Cody Laughlin: Yeah. Thank you, Brian. And I want to expand on that, Sam, if we have a few minutes, because I think a lot of people, especially for any new first time investors, they're hearing this and they think that building relationships is taking brokers out to coffee or lunch. [00:19:53] Cody Laughlin: And I'm just going to tell you right now, that's a complete waste of time. And I'll tell you why, because you are one of a thousand people that are calling brokers every single day, sourcing the same opportunities. You taking them to lunch doesn't set you apart, okay? Yeah. So it was a little effort, but it really doesn't distinguish you. [00:20:10] Cody Laughlin: If you want to really build a relationship with the broker, your number one objective should be to get to that first deal. Well, how do you do that? You got to show up for every property tour. You have to analyze all of the, you know, the deals that you think that are true interest, but you have to give feedback as you know, that's so critical. People undervalue that the brokers appreciate feedback, even if you're, you know, 50% off of their price guidance, they still want the feedback, right. They still want, because that's how they're going to learn who you are and what your investing thesis is, what you're looking for. But it also helps them gauge the market too. You know, like Brian said, Hey, if I've got 10 offers and they're all coming 2 million under whisper, that's information they need to take back to their seller and say, Hey look, the market's not here. [00:20:53] Cody Laughlin: We need to, we need to adjust. So they want the feedback. So you gotta be visible. You gotta be in front of the brokers, you got to give feedback. That's absolutely critical. The next thing is you've got to get to that first transaction. And when you get to that first transaction, when you finally get that opportunity, You have to make it a point to be the absolute best buyer you can be, right? And so, listen, you're going to eat some crap for, you know, you're going to have to take a couple, you know, shots on the chin, but you have to be the absolute best buyer that you can be on that first transaction. Because as Brian said, when you do that, when you solidify that transaction and it goes smoothly, I'm not saying go in carelessly. [00:21:31] Cody Laughlin: I'm not saying go, not fight for something that you know is not right. But what I'm saying is, is, you know, don't go going to nickel and dime battle over 25k when you're buying a $15 million deal. Oh, you want to retrade for 25 grand? I mean, come on. That's a great way to lose credibility, you know? I mean, that's, that's pennies when you're talking about these big multimillion-dollar deals, right? But when you close the transaction and it goes smoothly and the brokers see that, Hey, you're very easy to work with. Guess what's going to happen on the next one? They're going to go to bat for you and, and, and the vendors that you've worked with, they're going to go to bat for you, and that's only going to make it easier. And that's a snowball that we talk about. So something that I just want to make sure to reemphasize, don't focus on taking people out to lunch, go focus on getting deals done. And that's how you build relationships.  [00:22:19] Sam Wilson: Man. I think that's great. That is absolutely perfect advice, you know, and, and it comes from experience. So I'll like that. Focus on getting the first transaction done because yeah, like you said, Brian, once you start becoming that person that puts food on their table, you could you become a much more important part of, of their life. So that's that's really, really cool. Gentlemen. I thank you for taking the time to come on the show today and share with us your experience, how you guys have grown your company so quickly in such a short period of time, the ways to effectively raise your first million bucks, how you guys are staying competitive and then really what it takes right now to thrive in today's marketplace. [00:22:55] Sam Wilson: So certainly appreciate you guys taking the time to break all of that down. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that?  [00:23:02] Cody Laughlin: Yes. And thank you for having us on the show, man. It's been fun. Listen, we're not hard to find. You can find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, as Brian mentioned, if you want to check us out you can go to our website, www.blueoakinvests.com. [00:23:14] Cody Laughlin: You can check on all of our various resources and thought leadership platforms that we have available to you there. But if you really want to connect with us directly, you can reach out to us at Brian or Cody @blueoakinvests.com.  [00:23:26] Sam Wilson: Cody and Brian. Thank you so much for taking the time to come on the show. I certainly appreciate it. [00:23:30] Brian Alfaro: Thank you, Sam. 

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 41:54


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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 24:44


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In today's episode of The Speed of Culture, Matt Britton talks to Emma Armstrong, CEO at FCB New York, about the evolving role of agencies and how brands can creatively gain competitive advantages.Follow Suzy on Twitter: @AskSuzyBizSubscribe to The Speed of Culture on your favorite podcast platform.And if you have a question or suggestions for the show, send us an email at suzy@suzy.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 34:50


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Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 34:50


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