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Don't miss episode 136: Instagram Called Me- Here's What They Said. I share the details about my experience with Jay from Instagram Meta. Wondering how and why they contacted me? Hear about this plus what questions I had for them, and what tips they were able to share. All I learned, I want to share with you, so that you can get the same benefits! Learn what is next for Instagram, how to be seen on other's feed that are not yet following you, about reel editing and SEO, what essential things Instagram recoomends and more! Turn your CRAFT into a CAREER! Did you find this podcast helpful? Find more creative business takeaways, tutorials, courses, plus much more below. SHOW NOTES: https://quilterscandy.com/category/podcast-episodes/ QUILTERS CANDY WEBSITE: https://quilterscandy.com/ INSTAGRAM: Craft to Career Podcast @crafttocareer Quilters Candy @quilters_candy
Welcome to the "I Fired My Boss" podcast, where co-host Christian Dadulak delves into the essence of franchise ownership. Despite both hosts being deeply immersed in their respective franchises, Franchise Sidekick and VOD Cleaning and Restoration, coordinating their schedules proves challenging. Nonetheless, Christian expresses excitement about their joint efforts in the franchise world and hints at more collaborative content in 2024. He invites franchise owners, franchisees, and those with valuable business insights to join the podcast, emphasizing a desire to host 52 guests throughout the year. Christian highlights the podcast's dedication to helping individuals transition from being employees to business owners through franchise ownership.In the main segment, Christian shares insights on evaluating franchise opportunities, emphasizing the significance of looking beyond brand recognition. Drawing on examples like Subway's challenges, he stresses the importance of a robust system and leadership team. Christian also challenges the conventional notion that brand success automatically translates to franchisee success. He advocates for a balanced approach, considering both tangible and intangible aspects, and encourages potential franchisees to adopt a solution-oriented mindset. By emphasizing the role of operators in the success equation and urging listeners to focus on solutions rather than problems, Christian aims to equip aspiring franchisees with a holistic perspective on franchise ownership.Welcome to the I Fired My Boss Franchise podcast, hosted by Dan Claps and Christian Dadulak. Dan Claps is the founder and CEO of Franchise Playbook, a franchise or platform that creates, owns and operates dynamic franchise brands in the mobile services space. His life's goal is to help people just like you fire their boss and become a business owner. Christian Dadulak is a top franchise advisor with Franchise Sidekick, a leading franchise advisory firm that helps people reduce their risk when buying a franchise. And together they're on a mission to help people fire their boss, hire themselves, and live the American dream through franchise ownership.If you want to fire your boss, make sure you head on over to https://ifiredmybosspodcast.com and fill out the form to schedule a no-cost consultation. And if you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, leave a review and share with a friend who might also want to fire their boss.This episode is sponsored by our friends over Silicon SignsIf you or your franchisees need help with interior/exterior signage, look no further!
Last Friday we hosted our final LIVE in person event for 2023: FoundHer Friday…and today host, Lindsay Pinchuk wants to bring you into the fold of the conversation we had there—specifically the simple steps that you can take right now to help your social media in 2024. The key word is simple. That's a promise. t's important that you think about what you are posting. So every time you post ask yourself: 1. Does this content connect with my community? Does it help them? Will they care?2. What is the purpose of the content and am I achieving it? 3. Is there a call to action---even if it is to drop an emoji---you have to ask them to do something. Here are the six SIMPLE steps to take right now on socail media: want to caveat by saying…NONE of these are hard. Keep a list of ideas Share Your Story. Don't post and ghost. Start sharing content from your community.Ask Polls in your stories.Create 2-3 reels per week for the next four weeks. Start doing these things now as these simple steps will make a big impact on your social media.If you like what you're hearing, please leave a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/dearfoundher Grab my Instagram Reels cheat sheet here.Marketing Made Simple for Small Business is Lindsay's new group mentorship program that helps you create the right content and messaging to connect with your community, drive sales, AND generate a simplified process for putting it out into the world, to grow your following and bottom line. Use the code FOUNDHER for 20% off a annual or monthly membership, doors close to Founding Members on 12/31. JOIN HERE.Don't forget to follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of Owned and Operated, Jack brings a business to the table that provides passive income with minimal maintenance: Hydroelectric Plants. This unique and niche business breakdown explores the challenges and benefits of owning these facilities. From regulatory hurdles to potential synergies with solar and wind energy, this type of business is definitely one that John is now keeping on his radar.Episode Hosts:John Wilson: @wilsoncompaniesJack Carr: @thehvacjack Special thanks to our sponsor: Service Scalers: Looking to scale your home service business? Service Scalers is a digital marketing agency that drives success in PPC and LSA. Discover more growth strategies by visiting Service Scalers. Check out Owned and Operated Weekly Insights: a newsletter where John discusses topics ranging from recruiting and marketing to the growth of your home service business. Subscribe to the newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/oaopodcastJohn Wilson is hosting a workshop in March! Join us March 19th-21st for the Breaking $5 Million Workshop! It's specifically crafted to help you take your home service business to the next level. Seats are limited and tickets are selling fast. You can check out the agenda and get all the details right here!Contact us:Youtube: @OwnedandOperatedPodcastX: @firstname.lastname@example.org
"Do business and politics mix?" This question forms the backdrop of a truly inspiring episode of "Dear FoundHer," where host Lindsay Pinchuk engages with Caroline D'Amore, founder and CEO of Pizza Girl. Lindsay was profoundly moved by Caroline's bold support on social media for Israel and the Jewish community following the October 7th terrorist attacks, a stance that exemplifies the intertwining of business acumen and social activism.Caroline's journey began with Pizza Girl, an all-organic Italian foods company born from her pursuit of high-quality, authentic pasta sauces. Her decision to publicly support the Jewish community post-terrorist attacks marked a significant moment in her career as Pizza Girl turned activist.In their honest conversation, Lindsay and Caroline delve into the complexities of balancing business with activism. Caroline acknowledges the challenges but emphasizes the necessity of mental health and self-care. She advocates for speaking one's truth, reinforcing that the impact of such actions often surpasses the potential risks associated with losing followers or business.The episode celebrates the power of authenticity, the importance of advocacy, and using one's business platform for achieving broader social good.Key Takeaways:It is important to stand up for what you believe in, even if it goes against popular opinion or may have potential negative impacts on your business or personal life.Balancing social issues and business can be challenging, but it is crucial to find a way to address important matters while still maintaining focus on your business goals.Quotes:"I just couldn't believe that something so atrocious and devastating and awful could happen to so many people in Israel to then see within even just a few days where there was not even time to mourn, there was such a backlash and hate parade." (15:38 | Caroline D'Amore)"I will not stop. I will not be silenced. I do not scare easily." (26:26 | Caroline D'Amor)"Life is short. And people kept saying to me, if I lose my business tomorrow, at least I know that I stood for something." (34:39 | Caroline D'Amore)Connect with Caroline D'Amore:http://www.instagram.com/carolinedamorehttp://www.instagram.com/pizzagirlhttps://www.pizzagirl.com/ use the code Foundher15 for 15% offIf you like what you're hearing, please leave a rating or review at ttps://ratethispodcast.com/dearfoundher Marketing Made Simple for Small Business is Lindsay's new group mentorship program that helps you create the right content and messaging to connect with your community, drive sales, AND generate a simplified process for putting it out into the world, to grow your following and bottom line. Use the code FOUNDHER for 20% off a annual or monthly membership, doors close to Founding Members on 12/31. JOIN HERE.Don't forget to follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchukPodcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today, on the decluttering series, I take a look at Joshua Becker's book The Minimalist Home with five takeaways that you can use for your own decluttering journey. More at www.bemovingforward.com. Books and podcasts available at linktr.ee/johnlim Get The Poshmark Guide for Individuals and Small Businesses -and- The Poshmark Journal for Individuals and Small Businesses Get the Corporate Cliches Adult Coloring Book Get I Am a Professional Metalhead: Audiobook free with Audible trial (affiliate paid link) / Audiobook on Apple Audiobooks / Paperback or Kindle (affiliate paid link) Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (@Bemovingforward). linktr.ee/johnlim Note: links to Amazon and Audible products are affiliate links through which the author receives a small commission from sales. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Devin Miller founded Miller IP Law to help startups and small businesses with patents, inventions, trademarks, brands, and copyrights. Devin founded his first startup while earning his law and MBA degrees. Since then, he launched several seven and eight figure startups. Devin enjoys every minute of helping startups and small businesses.
For this weeks insightful and inspiring episode, we sat down with the Head of Small Business Banking at Live Oak Bank, Mike McGinley, and got the background of what it's like to be a part of the #1 bank in SBA. Ray and Mike discuss Live Oak's success and what they attribute it to- their work place culture, their training and recruiting process, community, "The Theory of Verticality", in-person meetings with borrowers, and so much more. Believe us when we say that this is an episode that you will definitely benefit from listening to. Have you signed up for our monthly newsletters? Head to ArtofSBA.com to stay in the loop on what's happening at The Art of SBA Lending and industry insights. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored in part by: Lumos Data Lumos empowers your small business lending growth with cutting-edge analytics and streamlined applications that optimize your performance. If you're ready to take your small business lending to the next level with cutting edge analytics and AI visit lumosdata.com or lumosdata.com/contact-us Able Able is an a AI-powered deal acceleration platform that streamlines the most hated process in SBA lending: document collection and management. You can learn more about Able and schedule a demo by going to www.able.ai
Happy Holidays. We hope you have scheduled some time this month with your family and friends to rest, relax and be together. Davina is taking a brief hiatus from recording new episodes of the Wealthy Woman Lawyer podcast. We hope you enjoy our "Best of 2023" line-up of the most popular episodes of 2023, and we'll be back in January with more episodes of the number-one podcast for Women in Law in the U.S.Whether you use it or not, LinkedIn is a household name for creating professional relationships online. While it often has a masculine, stuffy energy, it is possible to employ your LinkedIn profile to work for you and your business. It's also a platform that makes connecting with others in your niche incredibly easy.Cara Steinmann is a business development strategist who helps purpose-driven women service entrepreneurs build strategic networks that lead to rapid referrals and more ideal clients. She believes the collective power of women is the key to dismantling systems of oppression and has made it her mission to connect as many women as she can so they can build more wealth and amplify their impact together.In this episode of Wealthy Woman Lawyer®, Cara joins Davina to share some of her secrets to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile. You'll learn what relationship marketing is and why it isn't the same as friendship, how to overcome the noise on social media, and how creating referral partners on LinkedIn can result in a ripple effect for your business.Show Highlights: Cara's focus on business development, how she helps women use LinkedIn to work smarter--not harder, and how she developed the idea for her business 5 ways she uses LinkedIn to build relationships and create connections, and why it's valuable for building business strategies in niches What relationship marketing is, how your core values play a role in those relationships, and how it can help you overcome the noise in business Her secret to building relationships on LinkedIn in a way that doesn't feel like spamming people and creates value One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the creation of meaningful LinkedIn connections and how to identify people who don't align with your goals Subscribe and ReviewWe'd appreciate you subscribing to this podcast and leaving an Apple Podcasts review. Reviews help others discover and learn what Wealthy Woman Lawyer® is all about. It only takes a second and helps us out a lot!Supporting Resources: Cara Steinmann's LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/carasteinmann Cara's website: www.carasteinmann.com The Ravel Collective: www.ravelcollective.com Visit our website: www.wealthywomanlawyer.com Connect with us on Instagram Join our free Facebook community Show our sponsor, NoBull Marketing, some love. Schedule an appointment with NoBull Marketing. Reach out to Optimize My Firm Visit our sponsor- Gavel.io! Note: Wealthy Woman Lawyer® may have an affiliate relationship with the podcast sponsors and be compensated for referrals.
The two final episodes on this season of The Tidbit are focusing on goal setting and the future of your business using your unique positioning. On today's episode, we explore how to position your business in a B2B (business-to-business) context —specifically with institutional buyers. We address sustainability in the workplace, specifically when it comes to food systems and health, and overall core values that determine the “why” behind what institutions may want to buy. Kim talks to Sara Hoverter, a senior fellow, attorney and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law specializing in health and food policy, and Kai Abelkis, sustainability manager at University of Maryland Medical Center.Host: Kim BrydenProducer: Gabriela SaldiviaGuests:Sara Hoverter: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/sara-p-hoverter/Kai Abelkis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kai-abelkis/
In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Rebecca Blankenship, a remarkable individual who has had an extraordinary career journey. Rebecca, initially a mechanical engineer, graciously shares her transition from engineering to becoming a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) and ultimately discovering her true passion for helping small businesses find clarity and confidence in their numbers. Rebecca started her career as a mechanical engineer, a path she pursued with great ambition and dedication. However, as life sometimes takes unexpected turns, Rebecca transitioned into a different role, embracing the joys and responsibilities of being a stay-at-home mom. During her time as a SAHM, Rebecca became acutely aware of the challenges faced by small business owners, particularly when it came to managing their bookkeeping and finances. Drawing from her own love for numbers and organization, she saw an opportunity to make a difference and put her skills to use. In this insightful episode, Rebecca dives deep into her bookkeeping and advisory services for small businesses. She emphasizes the importance of meeting business owners exactly where they are, eliminating any shame or guilt that may surround their numbers. Rebecca believes that every entrepreneur should have access to clear, accurate, and understandable financial information to make informed decisions. Throughout the conversation, Rebecca provides valuable insights and practical tips on how small business owners can gain clarity and confidence in their numbers. She shares her approach to bookkeeping, which entails creating personalized systems and processes tailored to each business's unique needs. Tune in to this episode to hear Rebecca's enlightening journey, her passion for helping small business owners, and her commitment to providing bookkeeping and advisory services that empower entrepreneurs to thrive. Website: www.snowdropbookkeeping.com LinkedIn: Rebecca Blankenship
In this episode of GovCon Giants, we had the honor of hosting the remarkable Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business at American Medical Depot (AMD). With an illustrious career spanning across powerhouse corporations such as Procter & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Xerox, and Herman Miller, Kuykendall brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Our conversation delved into her journey navigating the intricate landscape of federal and commercial contracts. Kuykendall shared invaluable wisdom derived from her vast experience, shedding light on the nuances and strategies critical for success in this dynamic sector. Her accolades speak volumes about her impact and dedication—recognized as one of South Florida's 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership in 2015, among other prestigious acknowledgments like being named one of the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business and receiving accolades such as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California. During our conversation, Kuykendall offered practical advice, drawing from her journey as a trailblazer in the industry, aiming to empower aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals striving to carve their path in the realm of government contracting. Tune in to this episode as Beverly shares her invaluable insights, unravels the secrets to thriving in government contracting, and inspires listeners with her remarkable journey and achievements.
My guest is Mark E. Sackett, owner of The Box SF, a San Francisco business that he has owned for over 20 years. He'll discuss the issues small businesses are facing in San Francisco and his perspective on problems in the city. Mark is not just a small business owner—he's a pillar in the San Francisco community. “I've been in San Francisco 32 years ... I built my career there. I became who I am as a creative person there,” Mr. Sackett said. "So if you think of good business, good businessman, almost a legacy business in San Francisco ... Think about all the people who have less resources than me, and there's a lot of them out there … I'm trying to secure my error mask right now so that I can be here to help others. Because if I'm gone, if I tumble over this cliff and I lose my building and I lose my business, I'm not going to be any value to anybody. I want us all to work together to get the city back." ____ This episode is sponsored by:
What if you went all in on your deepest passion and transformed it into a thriving business? Join me as I sit down with Marla Bracey of Marla Bracey Designs, known for her exquisite blend of custom art and signature floral designs.In this episode, Marla walks us through her remarkable shift from medical professional to entrepreneur. She reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly ignited a major career transition, compelling her to fully embrace her artistic talents. Despite initial doubts and obstacles, it was Marla's leap into the unknown that marked a defining moment in her journey to success.Marla also sheds light on how embracing a distinctive Southern tradition greatly contributed to her business growth. She offers actionable tips on using social media to broaden your brand's reach and shares her experiences with taking calculated risks in the world of business.So if you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an artist seeking inspiration, or simply curious about turning a hobby into a profitable small business, this episode is for you!In this episode, we cover:Marla's incredible journey from healthcare professional to the vibrant world of art and entrepreneurshipThe silver lining of the pandemic and the unexpected growth opportunities for small businessesEvolution of Marla's art style and the creation of her signature floral designsHow a charming Southern tradition of hospital door hangers helped boost her businessInsights on the pivotal role of social media for business growth and brand developmentHer experiences with reaching out to influencers and brands, highlighting the power of taking risksWhy you should explore different ideas or products for your businessHow Marla juggles being a mom, wife, & business owner, and embracing different life stagesResourcesConnect with MarlaInstagramEtsy shop DETAILED DIARY SHOW NOTESAccess exclusive content, start or supercharge your biz growth, and be part of an inspiring community of supportive entrepreneurs by becoming a Patreon member! Check out more details here. Follow @detaileddiarypodcast to stay up-to-date about everything related to the podcast!
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A member of the beauty industry since 2011, Colissa Nole recently left the salon company where she worked as a stylist and struck out on her own -- first in a booth rental space, and most recently her own space with a co-owner. While it's an adjustment becoming your own boss, Colissa says the change has allowed her to offer the best service of her career, and "fall in love with hair all over again." In this episode, Colissa Nole and host Blake Reed Evans discuss why she made the move, and the new challenges -- like having to schedule and reschedule all your own clients -- and joys -- like having old clients open up to you like never before. Also: Colissa is here to coach you through your own self-employment journey. Contact Colissa to learn more about Summit's new self-employed stylist subscription service: Colissa's InstagramColissa's page on Summitsalon.com
How to implement better guardrails and boundaries for your clients to nudge behavior in the direction you want it to go. If you've ever chased clients for documents or had them turn stuff in way late and you've twisted yourself, your business and your staff into pretzels to get the work done before the deadline, this episode is for you. Listen in as my podcast coach and editor Tim Wohlberg shares how implementing simple boundaries (that can easily translate into the accounting world) transformed his business and life.Tim's website:https://podcastperformancecoach.com/…Hey CPA firm owner, glad you found the podcast. If you feel like you've become trapped by your own accounting firm, you're fed up PiTB clients who get you their stuff late, don't appreciate the value you provide, and complain to you when you don't turn it around on a dime, I can help you stop the chaos and end the long hours, without losing revenue. If you like the podcast, join 2500+ other CPAs who get Vitamin G, my daily dose of single-tip business strategy delivered straight to their inbox: Subscribe here: geraldinecarter.com/subscribeReaders say they love it because they're short and on point.…Check out my “greatest hits” episodes:Effortless Value #201Pricing for Improved Profitability #21112 Reasons to Niche #221Killer Niches for CPAs with Tom Wheelright #178Digital Products, Courses, and 90% Margins with The Real Estate CPA, Brandon Hall #179Get More from Technology with Joe Woodard #244…Want to get your life back while protecting your revenue?Here are a few ways I help overworked CPAs:STOP WORKING WEEKENDSA free five-day email course to teach you how to get your hours down without giving up revenue. https://geraldinecarter.com/stop-working-weekendsGET LOTS OF ANSWERS FASTFor the solo CPA with a bunch of rapid-fire questions they want answers to, like: How high can I go on prices without sending my clients running? What do you think of my niche? How do I upsell my legacy clients? What's the script for talking to prospects about higher-level and Advisory services? What do I put in my tiered packages? Book a single strategy call with me, to get answers to questions like these and more. It's covered by my 100% satisfaction guarantee. If at the end of the call, you don't feel like it was worth it, just say the word and I‘ll refund your purchase in full. geraldinecarter.com/call$495DOWN TO 40 HOURS CPA MASTERMINDFor the overworked CPA at six figures of revenue who wants to stop working weekends and wants to implement overdue changes, but has trouble doing it alone: Get guidance on prices, packages, and becoming more specialized Disengage problem clients without blowing a hole in your firm Have community of like-minded CPAs on a similar journey to share what you're working on, bounce ideas off, and get accountability Make more progress faster and with more ease. Guaranteed to get you down to 40 hours. geraldinecarter.com/$7500
When I tell you to think about marketing your business, what comes to mind?Social media? Reels? Paying for ads? Complicated strategies? Stuff you don't know how to do but everyone's telling you that you “should” be doing? Spending money you don't currently have available to spend? Overall… just a heavy sense of overwhelm?If that's you I have 3 things to tell you, all of which I hope you will find to be good news.MAKING GOOD SHOWNOTES:https://makinggoodpodcast.com/210CONNECT WITH ME ON INSTAGRAM:https://instagram.com/laurentildenGET 100 MARKETING PROMPTS (free!):https://makinggoodpodcast.com/100prompts
This week Michael Reed & Jason Simotake join the show to talk about small business law from their perspective. To learn more: Michael Reed: chireedlegal.com Jason Shimotake: https://bankruptcychicagoland.com/
In today's episode, I'll break down the essentials of creating a winning marketing strategy for small businesses, no marketing expertise required. We'll dive into the straightforward 5W Marketing Strategy, focusing on the 'what', 'who', 'where', 'how', and 'work' aspects to consistently attract customers.Learn crucial steps like choosing the right product, identifying your key audience, deciding on the best visibility platform, and setting SMART marketing goals. I'll also share expert tips, including social media mastery, Google optimization, results tracking, and maintaining a growth mindset. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting, tune in to "How to Market a Small Business - The Basics" to empower your business with fundamental skills for success.Listen to the full episode to hear:The simple yet powerful 5W Marketing StrategyInsights into crucial decisions like choosing the right productExpert tips on leveraging social media effectivelyValuable advice on maintaining a growth mindset in your small business journeyFREE Resources to Grow Your Online Business:Grab our free course, Small Business 101: https://gillianperkins.com/free-training-small-business-101/ Write a Profit Plan for Your Business : http://gillianperkins.com/free-profit-plan Work with Gillian Perkins:Apply for $100K Mastermind: https://gillianperkins.com/100k-mastermind Get your online biz started with Startup Society: https://startupsociety.com Learn more about Gillian: https://gillianperkins.com Instagram: @GillianZPerkins
Sophie Marshall is the founder of Gentle Habits, the insence-turned-lifestyle brand taking over Australia. As a working mom with two kids, incense became her way to switch off, and the brand eventually became her side hustle. Sophie and the team grew Gentle Habits to a million dollar business within the first two years, primarily thanks to incredible relationships with independent retailers. Now she's making big moves launching into stores like Anthropologie US. In this episode Sophie gives all the tips on doing the same! Links Retail Bootcamp Waitlist: https://bestie.femalefounderworld.com/retail-bootcamp Get a ticket to our NYC Summit: https://www.femalefounderworld.com/summit-2023 Join our FREE group coaching calls: https://www.femalefounderworld.com/coaching Join the group chat: https://app.geneva.com/invite/0b2faef0-d78b-4a44-a6cd-e8ed794eb887 Get the Female Founder World newsletter https://femalefounderworld.beehiiv.com Become a Business Bestie subscriber: femalefounderworld.com/subscriber Get our quick case studies on TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@jasgarnsworthy Check out Sophie's biz: https://www.gentlehabits.com.au/
Welcome to the Laundromat Resource Podcast, where we dive into the world of laundromat ownership and operations. In this episode, host Jordan Berry sits down with special guest Ben Higginbotham, a seasoned laundromat owner and investor, to discuss his journey in the industry. From securing private investors and navigating the financial barriers of entry to the intricacies of negotiating deals and managing multiple stores, Ben shares valuable insights and experiences. The conversation delves into the illusion of money, negotiation strategies, and the transformative belief in creating wealth. Join us as we explore the challenges and successes of running a laundromat business and gain practical advice for aspiring and current owners.In this episode, Jordan and Ben discuss: 08:49 Real estate investor recommends working with investors.15:22 Seeking less stress and more enjoyment in work.18:42 Perspective from seller and buyer in negotiation.24:14 Increased prices after installing new machines, successful.28:45 Coin-operated store thriving, customer base expanding.37:21 Mortgage rates: fixed vs. adjustable explained briefly.40:11 Laundromat underwent complete renovation for better infrastructure.43:30 Upgraded machines, brighter space, improved customer comfort.52:34 Leasing a laundromat in leased space explained.54:40 Selling stores, riding cash, buying real estate.01:02:59 Money illusion shifts through wealth-building mindset transformation.01:08:52 Unable to put 80-pound machines due to thin concrete.01:14:37 Avoiding necessary systems leads to wasted time.01:16:38 Access to information is valuable but caution.01:24:55 Struggles with DIY versus hiring professionals.01:28:21 Continuously improve, seek mentorship, and raise prices.01:35:35 Pricing machines based on weight, seeking fairness.01:39:22 Raise laundromat prices for quick improvement. Show Notes-https://laundromatresource.com/show137ResourcesEmail: Michiganstreetlaundry@gmail.comWebsiteFacebook Show SponsorsAtmosphereTV- 50+ channels of positive, fun TV programming, allowing you to cut your cable bill and create a great atmosphere in your laundromat! Get the registration fee waived by using this link!https://atmosphere.tv/partner/laundromat-resourceConnect With UsYouTubeInstagramFacebookLinkedInTwitterTikTok
SponsorsPadgett - Contact Padgett or Email Jeff PhillipsJoey Vrooman, CPA, joins the show today and helps explain the importance of working to educate clients on financial literacy, despite common disinterest. He discusses tactics for simplifying complex terminology, using visual tools, meeting clients at their level, and the "win win" benefits for both advisor and business owner. (00:00) - Federal Tax Updates Episode 21 (01:11) - Welcome Joey to the show (03:02) - Defining financial literacy (06:04) - Teaching clients to understand finances (16:02) - Understanding client personalities and tailoring communication (18:54) - Managing pricing and margins during inflation (22:57) - Keeping financial information simple yet accurate (27:33) - Answering client questions on financial decisions (30:42) - Documentation to protect against liability risks (33:48) - Year-end tax planning with clients (39:28) - Confusion caused by media coverage and ERTC mills (43:32) - Wrap up and remember to subscribe
This episode is brought to you by Restoration Group Coaching. Are you a leader of an Oklahoma City business and a Christian, and yet there isn't a lot of connection between those two things? Did you just feel a little uncomfortable that I said that and yet want to know more? If so, we'd love to talk. We have nearly a decade experience leading an OKC based integrated business and now we want to share our hard earned lessons with you. Click the link in the show notes below to connect with us and find out more. ____________________________________________ Nathan & Sarah have been married for over 20 years and together have co-founded Commonplace Books in Midtown, OKC. With hospitality, humility and heart at their core, their team brings diverse knowledge and life experience to the shop, helping their patrons as trusted advisors and friends. It brings them immense joy to share quality recommendations that will enrich lives, encourage imagination and guide intellectual growth. ____________________________________________ Download the free Integrated Business guide at www.restorationgroup.co/guide Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get valuable insights about how to lead an integrated business. Connect with Clay on LinkedIn Follow Restoration Group on Instagram
The guys talk about bringing in new techs and how Andy's new hire is starting out with the company. Send us your feedback or topic ideas over on our social channels!Eric Aune @mechanicalhub Andy Mickelson @mick_plumbCheck out our website: mechanical-hub.com
Spread the news about what you are doing because you have a powerful story to tell! Join Lindsay Pinchuk and Jennifer Babbit Bodnar, CEO Atlanta's premier communications agency, Babbit Bodner, to learn what PR really is and how you can use it to grow your business. Jennifer's agency helps brands and individuals craft impactful stories and tell those stories through media relations, influencer marketing, and social media to build and protect brand reputations. Jennifer recommends PR for business owners because it creates brand credibility. When hiring a PR firm, look for 3 elements: values, strategy and team. If you have a small PR budget, get scrappy and connect with local reporters and media influencers in your industry. Utilizing micro Influencer marketing is also a strategy Jennifer recommends for brands with smaller budgets who are looking for targeted audience engagement.This episode is full of amazing wisdom for business owners looking to leverage public relations to build and protect their brand reputation and grow their business.Key Takeaways:It's all in who you know. Pull up your boots and go get to it. Know what the destination is. Be yourself, build yourself a personal advisory board, experts, people who can surround you and who you can call on for counsel no matter what. Network, network, network!Quotes:“I believe at the core of every brand, every person, every company, there is a great narrative.” (10:08 | Jennifer Babbit Bodner)“Get out of your house, get out of your office and go be at networking, industry, charitable events. There's a follow-up to that, which is you got to talk to people at these events. I tell my team everywhere they go, they need to give out at least 10 business cards.” (16:09 | Jennifer Babbit Bodner)“Build yourself a personal advisory board. I don't mean an actual board. But who are those experts, especially in the areas that you don't know that you can call for counsel and ask them, say, I want you to be a part of my personal advisory board, right? I mean, legal, mental health, business, product, whatever it is, when you're starting out, there's so much you don't know. And there's so many people that are willing to share that with you.” (37:26 | Jennifer Babbit Bodner)Connect with Jennifer Babbit Bodner:Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/babbitbodnerIf you like what you're hearing, please leave a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/dearfoundher Marketing Made Simple for Small Business is Lindsay's new group mentorship program that helps you create the right content and messaging to connect with your community, drive sales, AND generate a simplified process for putting it out into the world, to grow your following and bottom line. Use the code FOUNDHER for 20% off a annual or monthly membership, doors close to Founding Members on 12/31. JOIN HERE. Don't forget to follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchukPodcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Charlie Munger – one of the smartest business people to ever live – died last week at 99 years old.Given how brilliant and generous he was in teaching, I thought it would be appropriate to remember Mr. Munger by sharing the two greatest lessons I think he shared for us small business owners.Tune in to hear what they are.Get more at: https://www.serviceindustrysuccess.com
In this episode, experience John and Jack's journey as they explore two unique business opportunities in the home services sector: chimney sweeping and generator service and installation. They also share some key factors like cost per click, labor acquisition, and overall business viability. Additionally, they discuss the challenges they've faced dealing with unexpected issues in their daily operations within the home services industry.Episode Hosts:John Wilson: @wilsoncompaniesJack Carr: @thehvacjack Special thanks to our sponsor: Service Scalers:Looking to scale your home service business? Service Scalers is a digital marketing agency that drives success in PPC and LSA. Discover more growth strategies by visiting Service Scalers. Check out Owned and Operated Weekly Insights: a newsletter where John discusses topics ranging from recruiting and marketing to the growth of your home service business. Subscribe to the newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/oaopodcastContact us:Youtube: @OwnedandOperatedPodcastX: @email@example.com
How To Start A Small Business With Less Overhead Costs | Ep #112So you want to start a small business, but you are nervous about the overhead of opening a physical space. Hold tight because host and Career Transition Coach Shannon Russell is breaking down the differences between mobile-based businesses and brick and mortar storefront businesses on Episode #112 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Listen in for examples of different types of small businesses, as well as pros and cons to having a physical location versus operating a mobile business. Shannon also shares a recent experience she encountered with her brick and mortar business which caused her to pivot and now she operates two mobile-based businesses. It's all on Episode #112 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/112-----------TAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyJoin the Second Act Accelerator Program:https://secondactsuccess.co/courseLET'S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/links REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/second-act-success/id1617274364 JOIN THE NEWSLETTER:https://secondactsuccess.co Career Coaching with Shannon Russell - https://secondactsuccess.co/coaching
If you are in a rut with sales or just looking for a way to go to the next level, email marketing can still be a useful tool in this business world so it's definitely worth diving in to. Let's talk about it!Support the show
Welcome to episode #199 of the Debt Free Dad Podcast. You've probably heard the term "SMART goals" before, but what exactly does it mean? Well, SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. These five elements work together to create a framework that turns your dreams into actionable and achievable objectives. In today's episode, we'll break down each component of SMART goals, exploring why they're crucial for success and how you can apply them to help get you out of debt.What You'll LearnDiscover how SMART goals bring precision to your aspirations by emphasizing specificity. Instead of vague objectives, these goals compel you to define your targets clearly, ensuring a focused and effective approach to turning your dreams into reality.Learn how the Measurable aspect of SMART goals transforms abstract ambitions into quantifiable milestones. By incorporating measurable criteria, you gain the ability to track progress objectively, providing a sense of accomplishment and allowing for adjustments to stay on the path to success.Hear how The Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound elements of SMART goals collectively create a realistic roadmap. This framework ensures that your objectives are not only attainable but also aligned with your overall vision. Setting a timeframe adds a sense of urgency, motivating you to take consistent actions toward financial freedom.Resources MentionedBrad's Totally Awesome Debt Freedom PlannerFor more help, and a step-by-step process to get started, enroll in Brad's FREE online course, LIFE WITHOUT PAYMENTS.Free Tools and Downloads at www.therealdebtfreedad.comConnect With BradWebsite - https://www.therealdebtfreedad.comFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/therealdebtfreedad/Private Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/lifewithoutpaymentsInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/brad_nelson_debt_free_dad/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@debt_free_dadYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbAadBrWLL81CZbA6sI5pgThanks For ListeningLike what you hear? Please, subscribe on the platform you listen to most: Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Tune-In, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube.We LOVE feedback, and also helps us grow our podcast! Please leave us an honest review in Apple Podcasts, we read every single one.Is there someone that you think would benefit from the Debt Free Dad podcast? Please, share this episode with them on your favorite social network!Support the show
Now for something completely different. I can honestly say that in the 15 years of doing this show, we have never covered this topic. Can Psychedelic mushrooms help the performance of entrepreneurs and small business owners?Rob Grover and Gary Logan are the founders of The Journeymen Collective, the company creating luxury guided magic mushroom retreats in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They believe when psychedelics are facilitated in a professional manner, it can help us with our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness and change the way we see our lives, love, and careers.Visit Barry's Blog for complete show notes.The Small Business Radio Show is sponsored by AnswerConnect.AnswerConnect provides around-the-clock customer service support. Your customers are guaranteed to reach a real person every time they call. Get 50% off three months of their best value planThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3306444/advertisement
Andy Hite is a recognized leadership coach who supports .entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams as they navigate the world of building businesses and lives filled with prosperity, meaning, & freedom What business problem do you solve? In today's episode, Andy delves into the often overlooked factor in business challenges: the owner or leadership team. Small Business Answer Man Shownotes: Andy emphasizes that the key to overcoming business challenges lies within the leadership team and that the success or failure of a business is profoundly influenced by effective leadership. He stresses the importance of business owners being hungry for growth and continually recognizing untapped potential. He highlights the significance of a proactive mindset in fostering business development. Andy defines success as a combination of psychology and skill, emphasizing the need for a broader perspective. He talks about the analogy of an archer needing a clear bullseye, correlating it to the importance of goals in propelling a business forward. He discusses the role of ambitious goals in energizing and motivating business leaders. Andy stresses the need for a holistic reflection at the end of the year, learning from challenges, and implementing changes for growth. Andy outlines practical steps for business owners, including reflection sessions, monthly progress check-ins, and seeking coaching. Andy offers valuable resources on his website, including an entrepreneurial fitness assessment and a leadership assessment. Listeners can access a complimentary 60-90 minute coaching session to explore the possibilities of coaching. Andy Hite's Best Small Business Tip: Andy suggests that for small business owners looking to enhance their growth, seeking help from a professional coach can be instrumental. He recommends asking two crucial questions: What am I good at? Soak it in and celebrate it. Acknowledge and appreciate your strengths and accomplishments. Celebrate your successes to build confidence and motivation. Where should I look to grow? And then work on it. Identify areas with potential for improvement and expansion. Focus on developing skills or aspects of your business that contribute to overall growth. Actively work on areas identified for growth to enhance business development. Connect with Andy Hite: Website: http://www.scalingminds.com/SBAM LinkedIn Clarity Navigator Discovery Session – Sign Up HERE Learn more about Gary's Mastermind group at goascend.biz/the-mastermind-solution
Featured business owners share their Small Business Success Highlights, and host Henry Lopez shares popular resources from The How of Business. Show notes page: https://www.thehowofbusiness.com/500-business-success-highlights/ On this special episode Henry Lopez (Serial Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Host of The How of Business podcast) shares some information about The How of Business podcast and popular resources (including Top Downloads and Trusted Service Partners) to help you start, run and grow your small business. He also features a few of his small business coaching clients as they share their small business success highlights – they share some of the challenges they have overcome this past year and insights on how they have grown their small businesses. Features businesses include: Eva Stoeger owner of Maui's Finest Gifts Kaiden Routh owner of Routh Sales & Rentals Haley Johnson owner of Whatley Swim Henry Lopez is the host of The How of Business podcast – helping you start, run and grow your small business. The How of Business is a top-rated podcast for small business and entrepreneurs. Find the best podcast, resources and trusted service partners for small business owners and entrepreneurs at our website https://TheHowOfBusiness.com
If you've ever dreamed of leaving the corporate rat race to pursue your creative calling, Nancy Marks' story will inspire you. After 30 years in tech, she discovered fused glass art and found it lit her up inside. Now Nancy runs a thriving glass art studio, teaches classes, and has built an uplifting community around art. Tune in for an encouraging chat about how to make major life changes and embrace imperfection.
With my music episodes, I try to present to you evergreen tracks that will be with you for a while. I subscribe to a ton of record pools beyond digging through blogs, Patreon, streaming services, Shazam, and the like. I thought I would share my top 10 most interesting musical track finds with you from the month of October 2023. Bonus: I'll give you the source on where to find the tracks I talk about. Not only do I hope to save you time in finding gems but I also give you my take on how/where I use them within my sets.I'm on YOUTUBE! Please subscribe and share. Thanks in advance.Check out my podcast website and my premium podcast content community page.DJs: Are you not using VIBO, the music request and planning app? Let's fix this for you! Go to https://vibodj.com. For my podcast listeners only, enter promo code: DJBRIANB - it gets you $10 off your first month's subscription. DJs: This is applicable whether you are a single op or a mult-op. and boy do I wish this was around a few years ago when I really needed it. Broc Barton Lifestyle Leadership Coaching is offering a free 1 hour coaching session - this is for my podcast listeners ONLY. Mention BRIAN B when you sign up at https://www.brocbarton.com to claim this amazing offer.DJs: Interested in Heavy Hits Music Pool? Go to https://heavyhits.com/For my podcast listeners only, enter promo code: BRIANB - it gets you a 30 day trial for $5. Try it now.Have a topic you want covered? Drop me a DM at @thetraveldjblend. Has this podcast helped you? Share your thoughts by leaving a review on the Apple Podcast App.
Today's guest is Joseph Woodbury. Joseph Woodbury, Founder and CEO of Neighbor.com, is redefining the $500 billion self-storage landscape by empowering individuals and businesses to monetize their unused space and generate tens of thousands of dollars a month in passive income. Show summary: In this episode Joseph Woodbury explains how Neighbors started as a manual process and evolved into a software company that builds trust in the shared economy. Woodbury highlights the various customer groups that benefit from their platform, including homeowners, small businesses, and large real estate portfolios. He also shares the story behind acquiring the domain name "neighbor" and how Neighbors stands out as the first hyper-local marketplace. -------------------------------------------------------------- Intro (00:00:00) The early days of Neighbors (00:01:14) Scaling the business through automation (00:03:08) The $300 Monthly Increase (00:09:43) Investing in Neighbor Properties (00:09:43) Small Businesses and Ancillary Income (00:10:54) Acquiring the rights to Neighbor (00:20:50) The significance of the Neighbor brand (00:22:05) How to get in touch with Neighbor (00:23:25) -------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Joseph: Web: https://www.neighbor.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/storewithneighbor/ IG: @tryneighbor TW: @neighborstorage LI: https://www.linkedin.com/company/neighbor LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephwoodbury/ Connect with Sam: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/ Email me → firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A RATING. Listen to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate Investing with Sam Wilson Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f -------------------------------------------------------------- Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Joseph Woodbury (00:00:00) - This space is sitting there totally unused. Whether they're a small business or a homeowner, or even a large commercial office. They're not earning any money off of this space. So we can go to them and say, look, this is an ancillary revenue opportunity. You could earn meaningful cash every single month. Let's post your space. Intro (00:00:19) - Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Sam Wilson (00:00:32) - Joseph Woodbury is the founder and CEO of neighbors. They are redefining the $500 billion self-storage landscape by empowering individuals and businesses to monetize their unused space and generate tens of thousands of dollars a month in passive income. Joseph, welcome to the show. Joseph Woodbury (00:00:49) - Hey, thanks for having me. Sam Wilson (00:00:51) - Absolutely. The pleasure is mine, Joseph. There's so many questions I have as we looked at. If you're listening, if you've not checked out, neighbor, go check it out. But as I even looked at your website, I'm like, oh man, this is going to be a fun episode and I'm really looking forward to this before. Sam Wilson (00:01:05) - But before we jump in, there are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90s or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there? Joseph Woodbury (00:01:14) - Yeah. So we started from having the problem ourselves. My co-founder needed a storage unit and had the same experience. I think most people have where, you know, all the facilities close by were full and they were expensive. So he found a friend that let him store in his garage. And four months later, when he picks his items up, he just thought this was such a better experience. I saved a bunch of money. I felt a lot more, you know, security, having it in a nice neighborhood than in a dirty storage facility. There's got to be empty space in every neighborhood in the country. Why doesn't someone create a directory or a marketplace where you can go find it? So we started working on it. It turns out a lot of people have the same problem, and now we're the only storage provider in the country that offers storage in all 50 states. Sam Wilson (00:01:58) - Wow. And that's really cool. I mean, so you say you're the only storage provider and yes, you are providing storage, but what you guys have built really is, is a software company more than necessarily storage, is that right? Joseph Woodbury (00:02:12) - Yeah, that's a great point. And that's something we talk about internally is actually our hosts. They're the ones running a business and renting storage. Our business is trust. That's what we sell. Sam Wilson (00:02:25) - Got it. Yeah. And it goes back to the shared economy sort of idea between Airbnb to Uber to whatever it is. I mean, all of these different. Services like what you guys have built. It's just this happens to be in the storage space. Well, tell me about it. I mean, how do you go from. All right. Cool. Hey, you know, I want to store stuff in my buddy's buddy space. And then I think that was an easy deal to. Now you own a full fledged website. I mean, you even had to buy the domain neighbor, which I want to hear. Sam Wilson (00:02:56) - How in the world you secured the rights to that one? Because I'm sure that was an inexpensive purchase. But, you know, how did you go about turning this from just a, hey, great experience into the business that it is today? Joseph Woodbury (00:03:08) - Well, you know, like a lot of businesses, we started with a super manual process. Those that wanted to use our service, we literally would call them and ask them how much they wanted to rent their space for, and we would connect them with renters who we called as well and ask what they were willing to store. And over time, as we got more customers, that became non scalable. So then we had to build in software processes. We built a, you know, a map where they could find each other and and know what the price is day one. And they could book it all without ever talking to us. We built full payment systems in place. We built all sorts of trust and identity verification systems. We, you know, took over all of the customer support between the two so they don't have to worry about dealing with anything. Joseph Woodbury (00:03:56) - We're happy to to help facilitate any conversations they need to have. We actually built a full messaging platform where they could easily talk back and forth without ever having to leave our platform. And so just over time, what I'd say is we took things that we were doing. With humans, and we automated them through software. And that's how it's scaled nationwide. Yeah. Sam Wilson (00:04:17) - No, I love that. I mean, so in the early days, you guys were manually calling potential hosts and manually calling potential people to rent that space and seeing if you could pair them up with the right spot. Joseph Woodbury (00:04:31) - Yeah, yeah. In the very early days when we were only focused on homeowners and residential, before we moved into commercial, we were processing payments through Venmo. The renter would Venmo us and we would Venmo out the host. And and that's how it worked. And and of course, now we use major payment providers. We use the same payment provider that Amazon does to process payments. Sam Wilson (00:04:55) - Sure, sure. Wow. At what point in time or what at what point in time did you know you were on to something? And maybe if you maybe if the answer to that is day one, was there ever a point in in building this business that you're like. Sam Wilson (00:05:07) - Man, this isn't going to work. Joseph Woodbury (00:05:11) - Yeah. Joseph Woodbury (00:05:12) - Definitely. Marketplaces in general are very difficult businesses to get off the ground because unlike every other business where you have one customer in a marketplace, you have two customers. And if you can imagine a city, I think you said you're in Memphis. If you've got a host on one side of Memphis and a renter on the other side of Memphis, those don't work for each other. And so a host has no reason to join the platform if there's no renters, and a renter has no reason to join the platform if there's no host. So how do you ever even get that started? And in launching new markets, there was always this thought of, how are we ever going to get these, these people to trust us and join our platform with no promise of any success until we can get critical mass, and then the platform really starts moving. Sam Wilson (00:06:07) - Right? How did you do that? Joseph Woodbury (00:06:10) - I mean, we, you know, we go after the hosts first in these markets because the hosts, this space is sitting there totally unused, whether they're a small business or a homeowner or even a large commercial office. Joseph Woodbury (00:06:25) - They're not earning any money off of this space. So we can go to them and say, look, this is an ancillary revenue opportunity. You could earn meaningful cash every single month. Let's post your space. It may be a while before you get your first reservation. And then we start driving the renters to their space, and then the flywheel starts and later hosts that we acquire in the market. We don't have to tell them that, because we know they're going to get booked very quickly, because consumers have found out in that market that we're the best, cheapest, safest, closest storage option in their city. Sam Wilson (00:06:58) - When you enter a new market, what is that ramp up period or what? Have you seen it historically? Maybe you're over that hump where you don't have to worry about it as much anymore. Joseph Woodbury (00:07:07) - Yeah, we we are pretty much in the early days, we would launch markets individually where we had a market launcher and a GM in the market, very similar to how Uber launched City to City. Joseph Woodbury (00:07:21) - And we did a lot of kind of guerrilla marketing in the city, you know, just getting the word out flyers, door mailers, events, things like that. And we were able to continually accelerate that process. We got to a point, kind of, as you hinted at, where we became well known enough that we stopped launching individual markets and we just pursue a nationwide strategy right now. So we do we do large marketing campaigns across the country, and we actually have a lot of word of mouth on the platform as well. It turns out if you're a small business and you're in $50,000 a year on neighbor, you're probably going to tell your friends about. Sam Wilson (00:08:02) - It, probably going to tell your friends. Absolutely. You're going to tell your friends about it. How long ago was it that you guys launched NBA.com. Joseph Woodbury (00:08:10) - We launched in 2017. So that's what 5 or 6 years ago. Sam Wilson (00:08:14) - 5 or 6 years ago. And now you're in all 50 states, which that's I think that's that's fantastic. And I mean let's talk a little bit about just the opportunity, I think I think we all get the idea of maybe an unused driveway or something like that where it's like, okay, so somebody wants to maybe it's not covered, but they can park a boat, they can park an RV, something along those lines. Sam Wilson (00:08:34) - But your business has gone way beyond that, I would imagine. So break down some of the other kind of ancillary revenue streams that you guys have figured out in this business. And yeah, just just give us some color on that if you can. Joseph Woodbury (00:08:47) - Yeah, yeah. I think we have kind of four different types of customers. There's the residential hosts that you talked about renting out a garage, an RV pad, a bedroom, and we'll put someone's boat or someone's boxes from your neighborhood mean it's very close proximity in your space. And you may earn 200, $500 a month. You're earning several thousand dollars a year. Then the second would be real estate investors. These are individuals that buy rental properties. They're kind of investing locally. Maybe they have ten, 15 rental properties, and they're kind of capped on how much they can make mean they can increase the rents at the end of the contract each year, but that's about their ability to increase prices. If you think about a property, you know, in Salt Lake, if you own a townhome, you may make the mortgage is $2,000 a month and you make 2300 a month and rent off of that. Joseph Woodbury (00:09:43) - Your delta is $300 a month. So if you can earn an additional $300 a month on each property through neighbor, you've now doubled your net returns on every single property. So it's really meaningful for those guys. In addition, some of them start even investing just in neighbor properties. I'll use another Salt Lake example. $500,000 would buy you roughly a townhome here. Um, and you maybe make 2530 K in rents off of that a year if you did it for short term rentals instead, like Airbnb, you can maybe earn 40 K a year off that property. If you instead took that $500,000 and bought an empty lot, that would get you about an acre and a half to two acre lot here. That would earn you $100,000 a year on neighbor. So we're talking meaningfully more returns. So we get some investors. They just start acquiring neighbor properties. That's the second group. The third group is going to be small businesses, gyms, nail salons, uh, where they're they've got space inside in the back they're not using. Joseph Woodbury (00:10:54) - They would love to rent that out to another business to small store their business inventory. It's closer anyway. They've got parking spaces that the city required them to build, but no one ever parks in them, and half of them are in the back of the store. They love to rent those out for long term vehicle or even fleet storage and and they can earn, like I said, you know, we've got a gym in LA that earns $50,000 a year just renting out space around their gym. That's game changing for that small business owner. And then the final category would be large real estate portfolios, large multifamily groups, large retail groups, large office groups. We work with most of the large most of the billion dollar retail REITs in the country. We work with the largest owner of multifamily in the country. And similarly, we'll go to them and we'll say, hey, you've got properties in 50 cities. Give us the 10% of your spaces that never rent out. You've they've all got those two retail pads in the back that no one wants, or that office space on the ground floor that no one wants, or those storage lockers you built in your multifamily unit for the residents, but they never rent them. Joseph Woodbury (00:12:08) - And so we can rent them out to the community. And then all three office, they've got empty parking garages because no one's coming to the office multifamily. They've got space around their building that the city required them to build. And for a large portfolio that can result in millions of dollars in ancillary income, which is a game changer to your IRR. Sam Wilson (00:12:30) - What are people doing? Let's go back to your $100,000 on two acres in Salt Lake City example. What are they doing with that to drive that amount of revenue on a two acre parcel that's on a vacant two acre parcel? What? What are they doing? Joseph Woodbury (00:12:47) - Almost nothing. So they've got to sometimes make improvements like if it's a if it's just a dirt lot, then we'll recommend putting down gravel or even asphalt, which is fairly cheap. We're talking a dollar to a square foot. We also recommend putting up a fence around the perimeter that's not required. We have we have literally empty dirt lots that are fully occupied because there's such a demand for vehicle storage. Joseph Woodbury (00:13:12) - There's we get millions of renters a year on our platform that we are unable to service because there's not enough space for them in their location. Sam Wilson (00:13:22) - I mean, are they storing what types of vehicles are getting stored? I mean, is this all tractor trailer storage? Is this I mean, what's that? Joseph Woodbury (00:13:30) - It completely depends on the market and it also depends on the host. So some hosts are very particular about what types of vehicles they want to store. And so they can select on our platform. They can say I only want RVs and boats or I'm in a downtown area, I want only cars. Or, you know, I like dealing with the fleet guys because they're bigger. I only want the semi trucks or the box trucks. Most hosts though, they just want to earn as much money as possible. It's an empty lot. So what we fill it up with is first come, first serve. We're just renting out their spaces for the highest price possible and getting their lot full as fast as possible. Sam Wilson (00:14:09) - That's kind of wild. Yeah. I mean, and that would go again. I'm going back to the to the, to the vacant lot idea. Like you would think that you would have to have dedicated tractor trailer parking or dedicated box truck parking or dedicated. But it sounds like you're saying you fill it up and then figure out what you're going to put in there and how you're going to. Joseph Woodbury (00:14:27) - We actually have this really cool tool that we built for these people. We call it blueprint. You can go on our website and you can put in your address and some specs about it, and we will actually pull up a satellite view of the lot. And we have a tool that allows you to drag out parking stalls and select the length of those parking stalls, so you can put some ten by 50 over here. For large tractor trailers, you can put some ten by 20 over here. For cars you can put some ten by 30 for for like camper trailers and boats. And our system will automatically tell you what you should price each space at. Joseph Woodbury (00:15:09) - And it'll sum it up and we'll say here's how much you can expect to earn on this total lot. And then you can push publish on that. And we will literally take what you what you designed through our blueprint tool, and we'll just publish all those spaces for you so you don't have to do anything. Sam Wilson (00:15:27) - Oh, that's really, really cool. Do you have a background in software or tech? I mean, is this is this just second nature to you or how did you guys how have you successfully scaled all of these different aspects of your business? Joseph Woodbury (00:15:43) - Yeah, I have absolutely no background. You know, my backgrounds and, you know, a little bit of an investment banking and private equity. And then ultimately I worked for a consulting firm called Bain and Company. So, you know, boring professional services. Super grateful to our, you know, the engineering team, the software engineering team that we've built out. You know, our VP of engineering. He was long time, worked for Microsoft for a decade plus, ran the largest genealogy organization in the country website, worked for the largest edtech company in the country. Joseph Woodbury (00:16:21) - So he understands software like the back of his hand. And that's how we've been able to build the really cool software that we have. Sam Wilson (00:16:29) - Man, that's awesome. That's very, very cool. I love what you're doing. What are some applications or some problems you guys are solving that I haven't thought about yet? Joseph Woodbury (00:16:40) - I mean, just generally I kind of touched on this, but a lot of, a lot of real estate industries are seeing decline right now. Office is is really in a world of hurt, especially with term loans starting to come due. You're you're literally getting a lot of these office buildings just handed over to the bank right now. Retail is kind of in a longer term trend. With the advent of e-commerce. It's put a lot of pressure on retail over the last ten years. Storage however, is this very stable non cyclical industry zero eight recession when all of real estate collapsed by 60 to 80%. Storage grew by 5%. I mean it is it's had a 15% kegger for 30 years. Joseph Woodbury (00:17:27) - And so demand consistently outpaces supply. So it's got the highest occupancy rate of any real estate asset class. 95% is the nationwide average right now. And if you're 95% occupied, you should be building more. I mean, there's money left on the table. We spend about $5 billion a year just on new construction of storage in the United States. And it's still not enough. The occupancy rate still keeps going up, even with $5 billion in capital deployed every year for new builds. Here's a here's a crazy one for you because. Our brains aren't very good at understanding billions and all of that. But we have now built and I'm not talking neighbor. I'm talking the industry we've now built in the US more storage facilities than we have McDonald's, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King's, Wendy's, Domino's, Walmarts, Home Depots and Costcos combined. Wow. Sam Wilson (00:18:28) - That's crazy. That's crazy. And we're. And you're telling me that there's there's still more demand, but obviously you guys are filling this. And would you what's the ratio? Let me ask you that because I was going to say, obviously you're filling this with a lot of vehicle storage it sounds like. Sam Wilson (00:18:43) - But what's the ratio from good storage to vehicle storage to the other things that you guys are storing, like how do those percentages break down on the whole? Joseph Woodbury (00:18:53) - Yeah, that's a good question. I don't have the exact percentages handy. It's definitely going to vary by market. So like in a in a New York you're going to see a lot of demand for goods storage. I mean there's just not enough space in a more rural market. You're going to see more demand for vehicle storage because you tend to have more space in homes for items, but you still just don't have room for those vehicles or those toys that you buy. Um, I'll tell you a crazy story. Again, we work with a lot of these large, very professional, pristine spaces where we'll actually build out units in the space. At the same time, we also work with some very unique spaces. I saw a listing the other day. This woman has a studio apartment in New York City and downtown Manhattan, and she listed her closet for rent, and she listed the space under her bed for rent. Joseph Woodbury (00:19:54) - And she listed like a spot in the corner. And all three of her listings are completely booked. That's how that's how crazy the the demand is in downtown Manhattan, because the storage companies, they can't build space there. There's no way. Sam Wilson (00:20:14) - That's hysterical. That's mean. You're renting the storage under your bed. Who would have thought? Who would have thought? Man, that's wild. I love what you've put together here, Joseph. This is really cool. I guess my last question here for you is acquiring the rights. I mean, you guys have you guys have clearly spent a lot of money and a lot of time building the product that you have. I know this this required a lot of upfront both time and money investment. But how in the world did you guys secure the rights to neighbor? That seems like a tough one to to have come across here in the last, I guess seven years or six years even. Joseph Woodbury (00:20:50) - Yeah, it it took us a bit after we started the, the domain was owned by a guy who had owned it since 1997. Joseph Woodbury (00:21:00) - So a long time I mean, over what is that? Over 20 years he'd owned it and he'd never done anything with it. He literally just been sitting on it for 20 years. This amazing domain. We reached out a few times, wasn't willing to talk. We reached out again. And finally, you know, he gave us a price that was just absolutely so high. And were these these recent, you know, founders that have, you know, we've raised a small seed round at that point. And so we just had to walk away. We just kept reaching out every 3 to 6 months. And finally he said, you know what, here's a reasonable price. And we got to terms. And he was willing to meet us, and we were willing to meet him, and we acquired it. And it's amazing. I mean, it just really speaks to our brand. We've we've been called neighbor even before we got the domain. That's what we've been from day one. And that's because we view our platform as connecting people who are close to each other. Joseph Woodbury (00:22:05) - We're the first hyper local marketplace. You know, you stay in an Airbnb in another city. You're probably never going to talk to that host again. You use an Uber, you're probably never going to talk to your driver again. But neighbor, we're connecting people that live two doors down from each other to do storage, or small businesses that are literally in the same office park, but one doesn't have enough space and the other does. And now they're connected. And I mean, you talk about opportunity, some of these small businesses that rent out to the community, it's a great way to get to to help people become aware of their business. You go, you've never heard of this small business and then you rent their space on neighbor. You go store your stuff and then you're walking through and you're like, oh, this is a cool business. And then you become a customer of that business. We love the concept of community and bringing people together that way. Sam Wilson (00:22:56) - That's cool man. Great story. On how you guys acquired the the domain there. Sam Wilson (00:22:59) - I'm always curious how that how that works out. There's a few in my back pocket that I've been trying to get for a while, and just haven't seemed to figure out the the secret sauce yet. So for those of you who are listening, that that can be a very challenging and very expensive process. So I'm very, very glad you guys were able to find NBA.com. And I guess that is the last question I always have for guests to come on the show. Joseph, if our listeners want to get in touch with you and learn more about your business, what is the best way to do that? Joseph Woodbury (00:23:25) - Yeah, we've tried to make it as easy as possible. So as mentioned, we're not hard to find. If you go to the App Store or the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, where the number one ranked storage app. So just type in storage or neighbor or RV storage or boat storage, whatever will come up first on our website. On our homepage, you'll notice there's a spot for residential where you can easily go access our residential. Joseph Woodbury (00:23:51) - If you scroll down further on the page, there's a neighbor for business section. So if you're a larger business, especially a major real estate portfolio, you can apply there. And we'll actually have set you up with more of an account management solution where we'll help you onboard lots of space. All the residential stuff is very easy. Self serve if you own a lot. Like I mentioned we have this blueprint tool that's it's all self serve. You never have to talk to us. It will help you lay out your space and design it. It takes about ten minutes and then you know you're on your way to make an 20, 30, 40, $50,000 a year or more off of this space. Sam Wilson (00:24:28) - That's fantastic. Joseph, thank you again for your time today. Certainly appreciate it. It was great to have you on the show. Joseph Woodbury (00:24:34) - Yeah. Thanks to you as well. Sam Wilson (00:24:35) - Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen. Sam Wilson (00:24:48) - If you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories. So appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.
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