The Sweaty Startup

By Nick Huber

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Want to build a successful business? Packed with the principles, strategies, and methods used to grow successful companies, The Sweaty Startup will help you make your vision a reality. Hosted by successful entrepreneur Nick Huber. Short, to the point and no fluff.

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291. The secret to building a sustainable business
06:54

I'm sharing the secret how to scale your business and make it sustainable. Dominate the service-base business and build your empire!

 

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Jun 29, 2022
290: How to build a remote team of 45 employees
17:01

In this episode Nick discusses how his company of 45 employees, located all over the world, is structured. How he sources talent with the help of supportshepherd.com and the strategies he implements to effectively manage the team.

 

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Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

 

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Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter

Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

 

Jun 22, 2022
289: The reason why the majority of people fail
15:39

A career is just a series of games. The key to winning is taking a step back early on and figuring out which game is worth playing and which game isn't. Too many people play the wrong games with stiff competition and shitty prizes and wonder why its hard to get ahead. How do you assess what games are worth playing? Is your goal to make money and so you can quit trading your time for money as soon as possible? Then ask yourself a series of questions: Is this game fun to play? If so, you’ll get a lot of people playing the game for fun and not for money. And it likely adds value to you and doesn’t add much value to others. People play it for selfish reasons. How good do you need to be to win? Find out more in this episode!

 

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Jun 15, 2022
288: Why setting goals is overrated
10:46

Goals are important. Yes, you should have a direction that you are rowing your boat. But I feel like the world out there right now have a bunch of people who are 80% goals or ideas and 20% systems or execution. In my opinion, that is just not the way to become successful. Watch today's episode to know more!

 

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Jun 08, 2022
287: Why earning is more important than saving
07:07

I benefited a lot from being frugal and saving till my last cent. It even helped me to be a wise spender and learned how to budget my money. But recently, I discovered Earning is more powerful than saving. That's why in this episode of Sweaty Startup, I'm going to share why Earning is more important than saving.

 

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Jun 01, 2022
286: The hardest part about entrepreneurship
09:19

Everybody wants the reward, but not everybody wants the process. That's what makes entrepreneurship difficult and challenging. You'll be working for countless hours and only see the results after 3, 5, to 10 years. It's hard and difficult but that's where real entrepreneurs thrive. Listen to the full episode as I share about the hardest part about entrepreneurship.

 

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

 

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Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

May 25, 2022
285: Why I hate tech startups
17:05

I received a question from Frank, asking me "What's the beef with tech?" In this episode of Sweaty Startup, join me as I'm going to answer this awesome question. 

 

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Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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May 18, 2022
284: Why business friendly locations aren't always the best opportunities
10:50

You hear often, "Living in a business-friendly state, is an advantage". That's why a lot of entrepreneurs settle down in not too competitive location to start a business. However, business-friendly locations does not mean profit!

 

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May 11, 2022
283: How do yo know if you are working smart of working hard
13:45

There is a difference. One makes you successful and earns you a lot of money - and one ends in frustration and doesn't produce results.

 

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May 04, 2022
282: Balancing business and life, hobbies, relationships
51:06

Over the last 12 months my business had grown by 400%, I’ve had my third child and I’ve gotten serious about golf. In this episode I discuss balance in life and why its important.

 

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Timestamps:
00:00 - 02:34 Life & business updated.


02:34 - 03:51 My only role in my business.


03:51 - 06:17 My daily routine and why we pick Athens as our residence.


06:17 - 08:16 Making friends is a work but it's worth it.


08:16 - 12:17 Fist Caller: About how to balance College while Developing a career in Real estate.


12:17 - 13:47 Second Caller: How to do I find deals?


13:47 - 18:50 Third Caller: Are you still taking loans from the bank?


18:50 - 21:54 Fourth Caller: What are some subtle distractions that hinder you from achieving your goals?


21:54 - 28:10 Fifth Caller: What keeps you motivated?


28:10 - 33:15 Sixth Caller: How to build an awesome community?


33:15 - 39:32 Seventh Caller: *Talks about golf*


39:32 - 49:16 Eight Caller: *Talks about Track & Field and Family*

 

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Apr 28, 2022
281: The most important rule of real estate and small business
08:14

Life is a numbers game. Like in dating, when you're getting into the game, your goal is to see as many people as possible and market yourself to the dating pool. The more dates you have, the more opportunities you'll have to find the one. As you continue dating, what you want in a relationship becomes clearer, and as a result, you start to see and filter out the good and bad dating opportunities that are presented to you, focusing on the quality rather than the quantity. In this episode of Sweaty Startup, I'm going to share the most important rule of real estate and small business to filter the good and the bad so you can focus on quality.

 

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Apr 20, 2022
280: Why entrepreneurship isn't as risky as you think
06:06

A lot of people tend to think that entrepreneurship is risky. That's why the majority of people decide to just look for a job they think is safe and secure. In this short but valuable episode of the Sweaty Startup, I'm sharing why entrepreneurship isn't as risky as you think.

 

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Apr 13, 2022
279: Why business IS NOT all about finding good people
08:47

Successful people always say that they were lucky to find good people who helped them with their business but it's a lie! In this episode of the Sweaty Startup, I'm sharing why finding a unicorn employee is not enough for a business to succeed! 

 

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Special thanks to the sponsor: https://supportshepherd.com

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Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter

Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

 

Apr 06, 2022
278: The secret to making good decisions in times of uncertainty
11:24

Do you find yourself struggling to make good decisions in tough times? In this exciting episode of The Sweaty Startup. I'm doing a rerun of one of my favorite episode about the topic of having a Radical Mindedness. This helped me and I believe this will help you too! Enjoy!

 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/OLvy9E-HQnw

 

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Mar 30, 2022
277: How to Beat 'Analysis Paralysis' and start achieving
13:33

I'm sharing how to get unstuck in "analysis paralysis". Deciding which business opportunity to pursue is extremely difficult. The resources to study are endless and there is never a perfect moment. This episode will help you get over that hump and start something.

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Mar 23, 2022
276: 3 of the most important lessons I've learned in the past 10 years
17:26

I'm going to share 3 of the most important lessons that I've learned in more than 10 years of being an entrepreneur. I believe these lessons will help you as it helped me to become who I am today.

Watch the whole video to learn the most important lessons that I've learn!

 

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Mar 16, 2022
275: Keep it simple
06:10

If you've been to Pitch Competitions, you would be familiar with these questions, "What makes you different and?" and "What makes you better?". As someone who successfully sold a company that I built with my business partner and currently running a real estate private equity firm. I can definitely say it's not what makes you different. It's about the execution. You don't need to complicate stuff. You just have to keep it simple!

 

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Mar 09, 2022
274: Don't try to reinvent the wheel with entrepreneurship
09:36

There are a lot of bad businesses out there right now making good money. Some of them suck at sales. Some suck at recruiting, marketing, or SEO. Maybe they run their businesses like its 1980's.  Yet they still make really good money! So don't stress yourself by reinventing the wheel, instead, listen to this episode to get ideas to start your business!

Here's the link for Businesses I Love - The Sweaty Startup

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Mar 02, 2022
273: How to come up with a great business idea in 2022
20:13

Are you planning to start your own business but don't know what? In this episode of the Sweaty Startup, I'm going to show you my analytical approach to vetting ideas, analyzing opportunity, studying the market and launching a company that has extremely high odds of success in 2022. Start by making a list of 10 business ideas based on the criteria provided. Then analyze them and study competitors and spot holes in the market.

Find out more in this exciting episode!

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Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

Join our Real Estate community: https://sweatystartup.com/rec

Special thanks to the sponsor: https://launchkits.com/sweaty

We have a reddit community: https://www.reddit.com/r/sweatystartup/

Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter

Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

Feb 23, 2022
272: How to not compete on price again
15:25

The on demand economy is taking over. Customers want service now. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Now. You have to find a way to avoid competing on price and racing to the bottom. There will always be somebody who is willing to do what you do cheaper. One way to gain a competitive advantage and name your price is to be faster. Same day service. Frontload your business so you can grow quicker and offer your service faster and you will win.

 

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Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

Feb 16, 2022
271: Focus - why its critical and why you aren't wired to get it right
07:30

The thing about business and entrepreneurship is that there's a sweet spot that's really hard to find which is to find a profitable business model. In this episode, I'm going to share what you can do if you found your business model and make it successful!

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Feb 09, 2022
270. Thriving under pressure and managing stress in 2022
19:07

This episode of the Sweaty Startup is based around the concepts in the book The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. A great read and I encourage you to pick it up. Ryan discussed about stress. Stress is part of entrepreneurship. The unexpected hits you and problems arise around every bend. Managing that isn’t easy but there are some steps you can take to thrive under difficult situations. Winning in business is about managing your emotions and making good decisions under pressure.

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Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter

Feb 02, 2022
269. The key and strategy to achieve unstoppable momentum
12:30

In life and in business, it's all about momentum that's why in this episode of The Sweaty Startup I'll share the secret to have an unstoppable momentum. We'll discuss the ways delaying your gratification can jumpstart your business in the early days. Its all about building a brand and a following and the best way to do that is to add value first. Don't worry about profits. Add value and give it away to as many people as you can. Get the following. The value will come down the road.

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

Join our Real Estate community: https://sweatystartup.com/rec

Special thanks to the sponsor: https://supportshepherd.com

We have a reddit community: https://www.reddit.com/r/sweatystartup/

Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter

Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage

Jan 26, 2022
268: Maximize your output in 2022
11:29

Time is your most valuable resource and in this episode we discuss where you should spend it. This is a perfect topic since we just freshly started 2022. We go over my two favorite business principles - the 80/20 rule and the 4 quadrants of time management. This is an exciting episode!

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Jan 19, 2022
267. How to hire the right people in your business - Nick Huber with Jobber
33:54

In this episode of the Sweaty Startup, I sat down with Katie from Jobber to talk about how I pick the right people for my business and building structure and system. I'm sharing how I operate my business. An exciting episode for business owners!

Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Jan 12, 2022
266: Insecurity is the enemy
08:55

One of the toughest things about life is that if you have self-doubt, insecurity and you think that you're not good enough, that manifests itself and holds you back so significantly. I know you are familiar with insecurity and that's what we're going to talk about in this episode.

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Jan 05, 2022
265. I wouldn't sell my Twitter account for $1 million and here's why
04:06

I am excited to share an awesome news! If you're looking for a master class on how to grow your Twitter this 2022, you don't want to miss this!

My course on how I got over 100k followers in 10 months on Twitter is now officially LAUNCHED!

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Dec 29, 2021
264: Why you should say thank you to somebody today
11:49

In this episode of the Sweaty Startup, I shared a personal story that hopes to encourage you to practice saying thank you to somebody today. It may seem useless and unnecessary but it is a huge support to someone that might hear it from you. 

Find out more Why you should say thank you to somebody today in this episode!

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Dec 22, 2021
263. BEST BUSINESS BOOKS that changed my life
11:22

In this episode of the Sweaty Startup, I’m going to recommend some business books that helped me grow and hope that it can help you too. People feel strongly that reading a bunch of business books will give you a ton of tips and tricks and an edge in business. And they indeed help a lot. But let me tell you one thing. I learned more during running my business for six months than I could have learned by reading all of the business books in the world and studying them all.

Find out more in this episode!

Dec 15, 2021
262. A study guide for becoming a better entrepreneur
09:37

In this short episode of the Sweaty Startup, I want to ask question that would enable you to evaluate and get you back on track. Take some time and answer these question and be a better entrepreneur.

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Dec 08, 2021
261. Advice for building in public and my business journey with Moses Kagan
43:34

This episode is from my keynote speech from Re-convene: In conversation with Moses Kagan. We discussed my journey from my early years how I started my Pick-up and Delivery service to now owning a Real Estate Private Equity company. I shared a lot of valuable insight in this episode so I hope you'll enjoy!

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Check out and follow Moses on Twitter @moseskagan

 

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Dec 01, 2021
260. What does success mean to you?
15:40

What is your definition of success? For me, my definition of success is money in the bank. Because money, in my opinion, is a direct reflection of how much value you've added to the world. But as I've gotten older, I consider success a happy life. I consider success a balanced life where you're not just a good business person, but you're a good family member, husband, father and you are healthy, both physically and mentally.

Find out why having a right definition of success is important in this episode.

Nov 24, 2021
259. Hire fast, fire faster
11:49

If you are the owner of a company or the manager of a division, this episode is for you. As a guy who has hired over 500 people and fired probably seven people. I'm going to tell you something that's very important and you need to hear it. I'm talking about that employee that always seems to let you down, always seems to make these small little mistakes. Listen up, you need to let them go.

Find out more how to Hire fast and Fire faster in this episode!

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Nov 17, 2021
258. The mindset shift that changed my life
12:21

If I think about any moment or anything that I've learned or a single kind of point in time that shifted my mindset and made the biggest difference for me as an entrepreneur, I can point to one time. It was the fall of 2018, and a good friend and mentor of mine brought me into his office.

Find out more what mindset shift I made that changed my life in this episode!

 

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Nov 10, 2021
257. Be careful about the advice you get
11:10

In this episode I’m going to share two observations today. I want you to take away some things, and I want you to actually think about this because it applies to everybody a lot differently. I want you to understand that there are two types of employees that work for you, and, two types of people in this world. There are people who get stuff done and then there are thinkers and messengers.

Find out more about how to filter every advice you get in this episode!

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Nov 03, 2021
256. How to delegate
11:46

I'm going to talk to you about delegation, the hardest and most important part of getting wealthy. I’m going to share a fact that I made up. 99% of business owners suck at delegation, specifically, management tasks. Meaning, a task that's not simply obeying orders, for example, answering phone calls or delivering kinds of stuff. When I say management task, I meant, doing the work to make a decision that impacts the business's bottom line, whether it be quoting jobs, hiring, or training employees, selling new work, and deciding whether to buy something or not. All those things that you as a business owner get overloaded doing. Now, 99% of business owners absolutely suck at delegating that stuff, and that's why they work way too much, and they're underpaid.

Oct 27, 2021
255. The hardest part of building a successful company
10:16

In this episode of The Sweaty Startup, I’m going to share what I feel to be the two hardest parts of building a successful startup. Not only do I consider these the most difficult, I feel they are essential for any Entrepreneur, especially for those in small business that are struggling with the management of their company. Now the sad truth is, these two qualities are one of the most commonly overlooked areas of business and are often left untreated. What are they?

Find out more in this episode about the hardest part of building a successful company!

Check the show notes here!

https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

We have a reddit community: https://www.reddit.com/r/sweatystartup/

 

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Oct 20, 2021
254. Making Money - The skill you need to develop
11:34

In this episode we're going to talk about money. I was raised to think about money differently than most people. My parents taught me the value of money, how hard you have to work for money, and how money is the means to an end. Money doesn't have to be the end goal, but it can be what allows you to reach your end goal.

Find out more how important Money Making skill is in this episode!

Check the show notes here! https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Oct 13, 2021
253. Why entrepreneurship culture sucks
12:46

A little quick episode about what sucks in entrepreneurship culture. I’ve been trying to be positive and avoid being negative. So, let me rant for a bit. I notice lately how the media are romanticizing the idea of building a “start-up” business and gaining hype around starting a business with these “new” ideas. Frankly, I call BS. Find out more on why Entrepreneurship Culture Sucks in this episode!

 

Check the show notes here!

https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

 

We have a reddit community: https://www.reddit.com/r/sweatystartup/

Special thanks to the sponsor: https://launchkits.com/sweaty

Oct 06, 2021
252. The golden rule of time management - How to be super productive
11:50

In business and in life, small habits build success, and one of the most important habits is time management. Beyond being efficient in your work, the most successful people invest their time in activities that deliver value over time. The four quadrants of time management, a framework made popular by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, can help you determine how to invest your time to help you grow your business and your life. In this episode, we'll explore another book that cover this topic.

Sep 29, 2021
251. What successful entrepreneurs understand that others don't - value vs money
08:08

I want to talk about something that I think is pretty important. It is understanding the difference between value and money. And I think that is what separates the really good businessman, the really good entrepreneurs, the people who are really good at personal finance from the people who are not. It's understanding the difference between value and money.

 

Find out the importance knowing the difference between value and money in this episode!

 

Check the show notes here! https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

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Sep 22, 2021
250. How to analyze businesses for sale - self storage and a moving company
46:37

In this episode of The Sweaty Startup, I was invited to sit down with the guys from Acquisitions Anonymous. It is run by Michael Girdley, Mills Snell, and Bill D’Alessandro. All are great entrepreneurs, and their podcast talks and breaks down business’ deals anonymously that are for sale and evaluate if it's a good investment or not. We tackle two exciting deals today, a $900k Moving and Storage Company & a $500k Rural Mini-Storage.

Find out more how to analyze businesses for sale in this episode!

Check the show notes here! https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

Special thanks to the sponsor: https://supportshepherd.com

 

Sep 15, 2021
249. How successful people think - Capital Camp 2021
18:14

I attended a conference last week called Capital Camp in Columbia, Missouri. This is by no means a promotional ad for that conference, but I walked away with a clear head and some amazing insights into my strategy, my mindset, and how I manage the emotions and ego every entrepreneur deals with, especially with the Sweaty Startup Podcast and The Nick Huber Show. Everything was organized by my friend, Brent Beshore, and his partner Patrick O'Shaughnessy, both extremely accomplished investors. Just to give you an idea of the caliber of what I’m talking about, the average net worth of this conference was probably $10 million, roughly 280 attendees, and if I’m willing to bet, there were eight or nine billionaires. In short, there were a lot of bad-ass people that I had the opportunity of being around.

 

Find out more how successful people think in this episode!

 

Join the community: https://sweatystartup.com/rec

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Sep 08, 2021
248. My grandfather taught me the most valuable business lesson
10:14

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on what I'll be most proud of at the age of 85. That made me think about the lives of my grandparents, and realized that ultimately what I want is to provide a better life foundation for my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and beyond just like my grandfather did.

 

Find out more what's the best business lesson my grandfather taught me.

 

Special thanks to sponsor: https://launchkits.com/sweaty 

Sep 01, 2021
247. How to hire a CEO for your small business
09:57

I'm going to talk about hiring your replacement. Maybe you're growing. Maybe there's an opportunity to scale up, do more, go to the town next door, do more stuff, different stuff, whatever it might be. I've been there, and I’m going through it now with our real estate private equity company that we're building. And I just want to talk a little bit about some mistakes that I see people make all the time when it comes to hiring executive level management.

 

Find out How to hire a CEO for your small business on this episode!

Check the show notes here!

https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/

 

Check it on apple podcast here

 

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Aug 25, 2021
246. Three sales strategies that are often overlooked
10:19

In today's episode, Nick talks about three sales strategies that most people don't talk about. These are strategies that can really make your company stand out from others as desirable, credible, and sustainable. 

Aug 18, 2021
245. How self storage investing works
14:40

Way back in early 2015, I planned and developed my self-storage business with my partner Dan. It took a total of 2 years to prepare and set this thing up right. From finding property and looking for the right deals and LPs, in May 2017, we opened our doors for business with 5 outside investors. Fast forward to today, we have 4,930 self-storage units, 24 properties, 642,000 sq/ft all in properties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut, and aren’t stopping there. With four acquisition employees, we are making offers in Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana, and our goal is to have 50 units in 30+ states.

Find out more on how self storage investing work in this episode!

Aug 11, 2021
244. How to do what you say you're going to do
08:49

When it comes to entrepreneurship, big or small business ownership, you hear the same advice all the time: Do what you say you are going to do, and you will succeed as a business owner. It sounds so easy, but the real problem is that most of us are terrible at managing expectations. It’s bad business advice to just do what you said you’d do regardless of the evolving circumstances.

Find out in this episode on what to do instead!

Aug 04, 2021
243. What if entrepreneurship isn't the best option for you
13:58

The painful truth is that not everyone is cut out to be a business owner. Another hard pill to swallow is that people cling to ideas, and concepts they think will get them ahead. I've said it before and I'll say it again, but my fear through all of this is that people who are listening to the show 10 years from now, will wake up one day, having started a business, are underpaid, overworked, and have a business that's not worth very much--that they just gave themselves a job. That's my fear, because the bottom line is that owning a business is tough.

 

Roughly 95% of business owners fall into the rhythm of owning a business that they're involved in, where they work and get paid. Sounds easy. That’s because they're not entrepreneurs. They own a job. Or, to put it frankly, that job owns them--they are the property of their business.

 

Being a business owner is often glorified while we shame W2 employees. However, a lot of business owners are working 70 or more hours a week. They hardly ever see or know their children. Many haven’t made it to a family dinner the last four nights in a row. Many are divorced, unhappy, alcoholics, or have some other addiction. All this is sadly a big problem with entrepreneurship--not knowing how to have a balanced work-life relationship. 

 

So how do you achieve success? Better yet, how do you achieve happiness? If you have a job, how do you avoid being one of those people that complain about their work-life balance, their crappy bosses, and what they're doing? How do you avoid that? Well, you delegate. 

 

Every business owner will lean on their best employees to get the job done. They’ll hand more clients and problems over to their best producers and problem-solvers, and most employees will just trudge along and accept it all. But, the next thing you know is the employee is working 80 hours a week for 5 years straight, making good money for their company, but they likely are not making much money for themselves. 

 

Whether it be a business owner or a solid employee, both need to understand the power of delegating--how to assign work to other people within the organization or team and know when to say that they have too much on their plate. This is why surrounding yourself with solid people is essential when building a business or hiring the right employees for your team because then you can properly delegate and still get the job done. 

 

So let me tell you one more time that if your job or business owns you and you have no work balance, it's your fault--you need to know when to say “no” and delegate, managing the expectations of your customers, your boss, and your coworkers.

 

You always hear about the successes of running a business. But the truth is, being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. You have to make hard decisions. You need to figure out where you're most comfortable, what your strengths and weaknesses are, and build on and around them. You need to figure out if you want to get paid building a career working for somebody else, possibly doing what you love, or if you want to start a business and see if you have what it takes.

Jul 28, 2021
242. Business Brainstorm Part 3 - Pool Business, Closet Building, Pest Control, Damage Remediation, Property Management
26:39

Nick / Dan / Max discuss businesses they love.

Jul 21, 2021
241.5 I have big news
06:09

Things are changing fast in my world! I have hired 8 folks from the Philippines using https://www.supportshepherd.com/.

 

I launched a new podcast today called The Nick Huber Show.

 

Apple podcasts: https://apple.co/3r9O5BW

 

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Ta5IoC

 

Show notes: https://sweatystartup.com/the-nick-huber-show/

 

Also a real estate community: https://sweatystartup.com/rec/

Jul 14, 2021
241. Business Brainstorm Part 2 - Mobile Mechanic, AirBnb Management, The Trades
26:47

Nick / Dan / Max discuss business ideas and how they would launch them.

Jul 14, 2021
240. 10 best business books you should read right now
24:56

Nick and Max go over their 10 favorite business books and what they like about each.

Jul 09, 2021
239. How to sell your business with John Warrillow
45:14

John Warrillow comes on the show to discuss the things you can do now to make your business more valuable and maximize the return if you ever sell.

Sponsor: getjobber.com/sweaty

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Jun 30, 2021
238. This is who you're competing against
06:01

What businesses are you competing against? How good are they? Well, in the service sector, it isn't much. Nick gives you an example.

Jun 29, 2021
237. Business Brainstorm - lawn care, Christmas lights, locksmith
15:33

Nick, Dan and Max discuss business ideas and how you can start them.

Jun 18, 2021
236. I purchased 20 self storage facilities - an update from Nick
10:38

An update on Bolt Storage, my self storage / real estate private equity company:

In 2018 the self-storage arm grew as Bolt Storage purchased a facility at 53 Pinckney Road in Ithaca and added it to the operations at 1401.

2019 was a big year as Bolt acquired three properties in Erie County PA, a property in West Mifflin PA (Pittsburgh), and a facility in Lansing NY.

In January of 2021 the student storage division (Storage Squad) was sold and the self-storage facilities were rebranded under the Bolt Storage name.

By late 2020 and into early 2021 Bolt Storage was hitting on all cylinders, and with new financial partners on board, Bolt Storage began to grow quickly.

Gloversville and Newfield were acquired in the fall of 2020, and in early 2021 Shippenville, East Liverpool, Troy, Horseheads, Elmira and Southport were added to the operation.

As of May 2021, Bolt Storage owns and operates 20 facilities, 4,154 units and 536,300 rentable square feet of self storage in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.

The media arm is also growing and Nick hopes to hire a manager for the Sweaty Startup.

The team is also growing fast. Nick has now hired 4 filipinos using supportshepherd.com - which he highly recommends. The team is now up to 13 employees.

Jun 02, 2021
235. The golden rule of real estate and small business
07:38

A lot of fields are numbers games.

Sales, venture capital, startups, dating. It’s about taking a lot of shots. Try to get the batting average as high as you can, but take a lot of at-bats and something is bound to work out.

But once you get the funnel whittled down and you’re about to take serious action...

My golden rule:

Quality > quantity.

In real estate, one good deal can change your life.

Like this one. We purchased that facility in October 2019 with $100k down and it will generate $40k in FREE CASH FLOW in 2021. 

Damn.

One bad deal can set you WAY back. Ask anyone who levered up and bought a lot of (non cash flowing) real estate in 2007. Many of them lost everything.

There is nothing wrong with staying SMALL. Because guess what a big old real estate private equity company with $500MM under management has to do?

They have to keep on doing deals just to do them. A great deal doesn’t move the needle for any one person. A bad deal doesn’t wreck the firm. They just have to do deals no matter what.

You have an advantage. If you stay small and nimble, one good deal can change your life. And you can stop doing deals if there are no good ones to be had.

Small business is the same way.

A giant company with $50MM in overhead needs VOLUME. They have to move X amount of product to break even and anything above that is butter.

But a small company, like my brother’s lawn care company, can do less work at a higher price point. He can make $150k a year working 30 hours a week 32 weeks a year and spend 20 weeks in the FL keys fishing.

That’s because he has made the decision to stay small. To win less bids at a higher price. To only work with a certain TYPE of customer who values quality and speed over price.

Going big is great. Hell, I’m about to do it myself. 

But remember, if you stay small, you get to pick and choose WHAT you do and where you invest your time and money.

A nuance:

To choose quality you need quantity. You still need to cast a wide net. You still need to make 500 cold calls to find that one self storage facility. You still need 100 customers a month filling out a quote request form on your website to get 30 new (high paying) clients.

But once you have the funnel full, be careful where you spend your time and money.

May 26, 2021
234. How to make hard decisions the right way
15:06

Decisions aren't easy. Make them the right way.

Nick also discusses his latest endevours at http://boltstorage.com

May 14, 2021
233. The key to hiring and training great employees
04:15

Visit sweatystartup.com/hiring to learn more! 

May 10, 2021
232. Offense vs defense (and how to start working smart)
08:09

An episode where I lay out the mental models to start working smart vs running around putting out fires all day and letting others dictate your schedule.

May 5th is the last day to apply for up to $100k in grants through BoostByJobber.com!

May 03, 2021
231. Are you working smart or working hard?
13:08

There is a difference.

One makes you successful and earns you a lot of money - and one ends in frustration and doesn't produce results.

Apr 28, 2021
230. The reason why most people don't succeed
13:45

They pick the wrong game.

Apr 24, 2021
229. Live Q&A with Nick!
45:49
Apr 14, 2021
228. A near death experience and reflecting on what's important
09:34

Hold your loved ones close- family and friends are more important than anything else.

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Apr 07, 2021
227. Talking real estate with Chris Powers
01:39:01

Listen as Nick and Chris talk over real estate and Nick shares some exciting news! 

Mar 31, 2021
226. 99% of people don't have the courage to do this
09:27

Sign up for Jobber's event here: https://getjobber.com/pdday2021?utm_source=influencer_sweatystartup&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=jobber_pd_day&utm_content=register

Mar 23, 2021
225. Creator Lab with Bilal Zaidi
01:33:21

Nick was recently on a Creator Lab podcast with Bilal Zaidi and discussed many topics ranging from income taxes, real estate, health and well-being of entrepreneurs, among others. 

Mar 18, 2021
224. Generational wealth and why you should embrace it
12:26
Mar 11, 2021
Nick's Real Estate Masterclass - Launch Day!
08:50

If you're planning to make real estate investing a part of your long term strategy - this is the course for you. Get $500 off the price for today only by using the code "YOUTUBE" at checkout:

https://nickhuber.podia.com/realestate

If you’d like to get a feel for the format, here are two mini-courses you can take for free:

Valuing real estate: https://nickhuber.podia.com/noicap

Leverage, cashflow and risk: https://nickhuber.podia.com/debtcashflow

Onward and upward!

Nick PS: If you don’t have the money or you want to use this course for educational purposes, email me (sweatystartup@gmail.com) to learn more about our scholarship program!

Mar 01, 2021
223. Answering your questions about real estate and investing! Pt. 1
07:55

Nick recently had a Q&A session on real estate, investments, and sweaty startups. Listen to a few of the questions here!

Feb 10, 2021
Businesses I hate- with Jim Flannery
24:54

Nick and Jim discuss online yoga instruction and how it could be successful.

Feb 04, 2021
Throwback! How to start a successful gym
58:49

Listen as Nick talks with Keith Keppner on starting a boxing gym and become the best version of yourself.

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Jan 27, 2021
Throwback! Start a web development firm
39:07

In this episode from last year, listen to Nick talk to Adam Sparrow about how to launch a successful web development firm. 

Jan 20, 2021
Throwback! How to build your own website with Adam Sparrow
26:16

Nick talks with Adam Sparrow about how to start your website and all the tools you need for a successful web presence.

Jan 13, 2021
#171 Entrepreneurship isn't always an easy road
11:56

Its hard to stay positive even when things are going overwhelmingly well.

Dec 31, 2020
#166 Update #11 // Back in business - the ups and downs
06:13

Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster. 

Dec 31, 2020
#160 Update #10 // Moving forward
15:03

The final update, taking a loss, and moving forward.

Dec 31, 2020
#157 Update #9 // Life on the Road
10:44

This isn't for everyone. The last week has been mentally, emotionally and physically taxing.

Dec 31, 2020
#156 Update #8 // The Rush to DC
04:49

Headed to DC for a big day of pickups tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

Dec 31, 2020
#154 Update #7 // Now we wait
09:15

We're in limbo as we wait to see if the schools hire us to do the work.

Dec 31, 2020
#153 Update #6 // A messed up day
07:18

Email nick@sweatystartup.com if you have any thoughts or ideas!

Dec 31, 2020
#152 Update #5 // A roller coaster of a day
11:35

More customers and more stress. Wondering if we're going to pay the bills. nick@sweatystartup.com

Dec 31, 2020
#151 Update #4 // WE HAVE SOME CUSTOMERS
04:29

Email nick@sweatystartup if you have any resources or would like to get involved.

Dec 31, 2020
#150 Update #3 // A $200k Gamble
04:08

Morning of March 12.

Dec 31, 2020
#149 Update #2 // Fighting to save the company
07:35

Desperation time.

Dec 31, 2020
#148 Update #1 // My world is upside down
07:46

If you want to get involved email nick@sweatystartup.com.

Dec 31, 2020
Throwback! Create training videos in your offseason
11:12
Dec 16, 2020
Throwback- Why growing your business might be a bad idea
48:14

In today's episode, we're throwing it back to a little over a year ago to listen to Paul Jarvis talk about the growth and scale of a company. His book, Company of One, is out now! Go check it out. 

Dec 09, 2020
222. The mindset shift that changed my life
10:45
Dec 02, 2020
221. RAISE YOUR PRICES
10:36
Nov 30, 2020
220. The hardest thing about entrepreneurship
09:19
Nov 18, 2020
219. Why real estate should be the end goal for every entrepreneur
17:27
Nov 11, 2020
218. Why you shouldn't listen to me
07:45
Nov 04, 2020
217. Most entrepreneurs fail because they are SELFISH
08:08
Nov 02, 2020
216. The key to building a sustainable business
06:31
Oct 26, 2020
215. Entrepreneurship isn't as risky as you think
06:40
Oct 21, 2020
214. Copycats win- how to build a frankenbusiness by taking things you like from competitors
07:07
Oct 19, 2020
213. Why goal setting is overrated
10:44
Oct 14, 2020
212. Make decisions in business like a poker player
14:09
Oct 12, 2020
211. Earning is more powerful than saving
07:03
Oct 07, 2020
210. How to make money while you sleep
08:28
Oct 05, 2020
209. How to start a cleaning company
10:20
Sep 30, 2020
207. Why a college degree is more valuable than ever
11:21
Sep 23, 2020
206. How twitter supercharged my career in 30 days
10:51
Sep 21, 2020
205. Building a network is BullS**T
08:34
Sep 16, 2020
204. How sports prepare you for entrepreneurship and a rewarding life
07:50
Sep 14, 2020
203. How to build a self storage empire - Nick's interview on The Fort Podcast
01:11:41

Nick was invited on The Fort podcast to talk about his journey into real estate and how he is building a self storage empire.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/re-73-nick-huber-self-storage-sweaty-businesses/id1410549811?i=1000490575900?i=1000490575900

Sep 09, 2020
202. I hired a teacher today and you should too
08:37
Sep 07, 2020
201. People are spending a lot of money on their houses
04:34

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick gives a quick motivating push for a business that is thriving right now. Home work of any kind is the best place to be in this climate; everyone is spending money on their homes.

Sep 02, 2020
200. I got better at business when I stopped putting out fires and started preventing them
14:45

The Sweaty Startup is celebrating its 200th episode, and we want to celebrate that with YOU! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free 1 hour consulting call with Nick. Visit https://sweatystartup.com/giveaway/ to enter! 

Aug 31, 2020
199. Business IS NOT all about finding good people
09:01
Aug 26, 2020
198. 99% of entrepreneurs fail because they are selfish
05:07
Aug 24, 2020
197. The wealthiest people I know all started regular "old-fashioned" businesses
04:13
Aug 19, 2020
196. Why starting SMALL is the best way to get wealthy
04:13
Aug 17, 2020
195. Why innovation is overrated in entrepreneurship
04:15

In today’s episode of the Sweaty Startup, Nick talks about innovative and creative entrepreneurship. Those words get thrown around so much these days, but Nick talks about how those types of entrepreneurs aren’t the ones getting paid.

Aug 12, 2020
194. What my middle-class father taught me that set me up for generational wealth
13:30

In today’s episode, Nick talks about the impact his father had on his life and career. Nick comes from a middle-class family; they didn’t struggle for money, but they also didn’t own investment properties or have much saved up. But because of the lessons his father taught him, Nick was set up to create generational wealth. He is not self-made, but boosted by his father’s wisdom and advice.

Aug 10, 2020
193. THE HIRING SERIES - Part 4 - Answering the early questions and nurturing your own talent
18:51
Aug 05, 2020
192. THE HIRING SERIES - Part 3 - What to look for in your early employees and why experience isn't that important
24:51
Aug 03, 2020
#191 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 2 - Finding the ideal employee and convincing them to work for you
17:31
Jul 30, 2020
190. THE HIRING SERIES Part 1 - 5 things you need to do before hiring your first employee
24:47
Jul 27, 2020
189. How to start an online tutoring business
11:26

With school openings getting delayed more and more as the school year approaches, many parents and students have no idea how to approach distance and online learning. Many families spent months at home with each other with school being a light at the end of the tunnel. With the school year in question, that’s looking less and less like a reality. With that being said, there will be a massive demand for online tutoring, and Nick lays out exactly how to start an online tutoring business.

Jul 22, 2020
How to make $112k a year building fences
13:45
Jul 20, 2020
187. A book you need to read
12:33

A book review of They Call Me Ted by Ted Turner!

Sponsored by:

https://chickenribs.com/

Jul 15, 2020
Flipping the script with Oren Klaff
47:40

Today's episode is a throwback to when we had the amazing Oren Klaff on the show! We could all use a recap on his sales strategy and learn from his techniques, so whether this is your first time hearing this, or your 5th, make sure to take notes! 

Jul 13, 2020
185. I fired a customer today
06:44

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick talks about having to fire a customer. Now what does that mean? He had a customer who was limiting his business and threatening his employees. Instead of bowing to their demands or yelling at them, he politely and confidently told them they could no longer use Storage Squad’s unit. It was quite the rollercoaster.

Jul 06, 2020
184. Three small habits that will change your life and your business
07:44
Jul 01, 2020
183. Starting a business without physically doing any work?
10:58
Jun 29, 2020
182. The first to wealth that 99% of people won't take
10:27
Jun 24, 2020
181. Avoid THIS mistake that costs companies millions
11:45
Jun 22, 2020
180. How profitable is a general contracting business?
51:47

In today’s episode, Nick talks with Matt Baker, a general contractor from Houston, Texas. They discuss how Matt got started, what advice he has for someone just starting, and how profitable being a general contractor is.

Jun 17, 2020
179. How profitable is a self storage facility?
11:16

In this episode, Nick shows one of their newer self storage facilities, and goes over the numbers to share how profitable running a self storage facility really is!

Jun 15, 2020
178. Three sales strategies that NO ONE talks about
09:29

In today’s episode, Nick talks about three sales strategies that most people don’t talk about. These are strategies that can really make your company stand out from others as desirable, credible, and sustainable.

 

1. Use old school sales and marketing

2. Get people to put their money where their mouth is

3. Sales extends past business into all aspects of life- get people to buy in

Jun 10, 2020
177. Business idea- $1000 week installing truck hitches part time
07:23

Today Nick talks about another low cost startup that can easily make you money in the beginning. With how many trucks need hitch receivers and much expensive auto shops charge you for it, you can easily get some flyers, a website, and some word of mouth to get some business going. Check out the episode to hear more!

Jun 08, 2020
176. The best business lesson I learned from my grandfather
14:05

Nick talks all about delayed gratification in this episode: a lesson he learned from his grandfather, who broke the pattern of poverty in his family. Listen to Nick breakdown and discuss what delayed gratification looks like in business and life. 

Jun 03, 2020
175. How to start a deck staining business
13:03

In this episode, Nick talks about a low cost and easy startup for a business that can be profitable from the gate. 

After being quoted $750 for his deck to be cleaned and stained, he got to thinking about the equipment, supplies, and time that would go into doing it himself, and how YOU could launch a successful business doing just that.  

Jun 01, 2020
174. Why most entrepreneurs fail
16:34

The main reason that businesses fail is this: the people who start them do so for selfish reasons. Lifestyle, passion, and money are selfish reasons to start a business, and the market does NOT care about these things. Entrepreneurship is not always fun; it’s hard, confrontational, and lonely.  The entrepreneurs who succeed are really good at doing the stuff they DON’T want to do. Before starting a business, you need an unemotional lens: look at the market and ask, where is there an opportunity? Just doing what you love makes you less likely to succeed.

May 27, 2020
173. Why a recession WON'T happen
11:51

The way the stock market is going, businesses and unemployed people are being helped by the government, and spending habits, there is an increasing chance this recession WON'T happen, and the government will push us right through it. 

May 25, 2020
172. The Best Time to Open a RESTAURANT is Right Around the Corner
04:58

If you're looking to open a restaurant, or you just lost everything in your restaurant, it could be the best time in HISTORY to start up your business in the next 6 months. 

With so many restaurants either closing or cutting staff, there are talented workers, real estate, land lords, and cheap equipment that are all available.

•Land lords want to get paid, meaning cheaper rent for you.

• People are hurrying to sell buildings and prices for real estate will be lower than ever. 

• New restaurant equipment will be cheaper, and used equipment will be sold as other businesses close their doors

• Hundreds of talented chefs, waiters, bar tenders, you name it, will be applying for new jobs after being laid off.

 With the government helping relieve the economy and businesses and programs like the PPP, you can get more help now than ever before. We're going to see resources for restaurants and small businesses trying to get their feet planted, and we could see low interest loans, subsidized loans, and maybe even grant money to help companies get back to business. 

I don't like the restaurant business, and I wouldn't recommend you start one, but now is the time to do it if you want to get back into it or start your dream! 

 

May 22, 2020
#170 Automated hotels as a BUSINESS I LOVE
11:06

On this episode I discuss what I see as the future of hotels and hospitality and a big opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs. 

May 06, 2020
#169 How to launch a lawn care business- COVID economy business I LOVE
14:15

Lawn care hasn't seen much impact from COVID and is a lot more recession resistant than you might think.

May 05, 2020
#168 Why buying a business post COVID is a great opportunity
16:23

10,000 American's reach retirement age every day. Many of them own businesses. It was a buyers market before COVID and its only getting better.

Referenced in the episode Nick Bradley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqxXoduxf7Y

Apr 29, 2020
#167 3 businesses that you SHOULD NOT start right now
10:17

Businesses that are going to get crushed right now but will be a huge opportunity to start a year from now!

Apr 27, 2020
#165 Trying to cope with the feeling of helplessness
05:36

I’m an entrepreneur because I enjoy having extreme control over my circumstances, my business, my lifestyle, and my bank account. The decisions I make today directly impact the situation I’m in tomorrow and next week and 5 years from now. The past month has completely turned that upside down.a

Apr 18, 2020
#164 How to make great decisions in times of uncertainty with radical open-mindedness
12:47

Ray Dalio, in his book Principles, talks about the search for truth over the desire to be right and convince other people of your way of thinking. Things are changing fast. The close-minded folks are getting left in the dust. The radically open-minded entrepreneurs will win. Remind yourself that three things are at play when you’re making decisions: 1. You filter information based on what supports your previously held beliefs and desires 2. You actually understand things a lot less than you think you do (the can opener effect) 3. Your emotions (fear, anger, greed) impact your logic in a negative way Change your mind often. Accept all new information based on what it’s worth. Understand your blindspots. Keep a bead on your emotions. The last 10 year run has made it easy to succeed. A rising tide floats all ships. This hardship will separate the winners from the losers. Stay strong!

Apr 17, 2020
#163 Its a beautiful time to be an entrepreneur
07:13

Change spells opportunity.

Apr 16, 2020
#162 The debt crisis and why the biggest risk to our economy is the inability to borrow money
11:43

Debt is what makes the world go round.

Apr 15, 2020
#161 My employees make more on unemployment than they did working for me...
04:21

Tough balancing act right now between keeping people liquid and motivating the wrong behavior.

Apr 14, 2020
159. Why Lead Generation is a HORRIBLE Business Model
11:54

I've seen a lot of emails and from people saying that they've figured it out: businesses have poor online presence, so they'll be the middle man to connect the customers who are searching online to the businesses that are not online. In this episode I break down why that is NOT a good business plan. 

Apr 08, 2020
158. The Most Stressful Day of My Life
20:50
Apr 06, 2020
#155 Three things (aside from COVID) that could wreck our economy
13:33

I've spent the last 2 weeks talking to as many smart people as I can about the economy, what they're afraid of, and what they think will happen. Here is a breakdown.

Mar 23, 2020
#147 Businesses I Love #4 - Coronavirus Opportunities
17:39

When change happens entrepreneurs get windows of opportunity to add new value in new places. This is an opportunity!

Mar 09, 2020
#146 The 80/20 principle and how to find your most profitable work
09:09

How you chose to spend your time makes all the difference. Doing an 80/20 analysis can help you figure out what 20% of your efforts generate 80% of your results.

Mar 04, 2020
#145 Make 2020 your best year ever - get uncomfortable
21:32

Do the smart work that is uncomfortable and watch your life open up!

Mar 02, 2020
#144 How to build your own website and how to get found online with Adam from SparrowWebsites
26:12

Adam runs down his list of essential tools to get your local service business found online. From website builders to hosting to lead capturing he runs through all the tools he uses to build for his clients every day!

Feb 26, 2020
#143 How to be super productive - the time management golden rule
16:05

Time management is something that can make or break an entrepreneur. Nick talks about the 4 quadrants of time management and how to work on what is most important but is easy to procrastinate or ignore.

Feb 24, 2020
#142 How to build a web development agency - Adam Grim from Sparrow Websites
39:12

Adam tells his founding story and how he has built a web development agency that does $55k a month in revenue with 6 full time employees. He founded SparrowWebsites.com in 2016 as a 30 year old with 10k in the bank.

Feb 19, 2020
#141 How to start and market a power washing business
22:19

Nick answers a question from a listener about how he would market and build a power washing company.

Feb 17, 2020
#140 Offseason to-do list #2 - employee training videos
11:46

Standardizing the material that new employees use to get onboarded and trained is a powerful tool that you should do right now during the slow season.

Feb 12, 2020
#139 Offseason to-do list #1 - canned responses and email workflow
19:21

A customer in the loop is a happy customer. Set up all of your interaction in advance and spend some time thinking through how to get your message across to customers as efficiently as possible.

Feb 10, 2020
#138 Businesses I HATE with Jim Flannery #2 - Bar Apps and Bachelorette Parties
22:28

Nick and Jim talk about more businesses that Nick wouldn't start in if his life depended on it.

Feb 05, 2020
#137 Businesses I HATE with Jim Flannery - Online yoga instructing and other remote coaching
26:08

Nick and Jim dive into a few business ideas that Nick hates.

Feb 03, 2020
#136 Why Nick is WRONG and big ideas can lead to sustainable businesses with Jim Flannery
57:12

Jim Flannery is a founder and professor of entrepreneurship at University of Georgia in Athens GA. He gives his thoughts on big ideas and why they shouldn't be overlooked.

Jan 29, 2020
#135 How to start a gym and become the best version of yourself with Kieth Keppner
01:00:58

Coach Keppner runs a successful boxing gym in Athens GA and is also host of the Coach Keppner Show on a local radio station. In this episode he shares his story along with his principles and self help concepts that guide him towards a successful life.

Jan 27, 2020
#134 Buying a landscaping or detailing company - a mentoring call
40:42

We have a caller from Kansas City who is looking into purchasing a business. We talk about some of the questions to ask and what to look for!

Jan 22, 2020
#133 How entrepreneurs think about vehicle ownership
22:40

Its an expense. They depreciate fast. In this episode we talk about the difference in buying a 10 year old car and a brand new car. Nick shares his cost of car ownership breakdown over the past 14 years and he compares it to the numbers if he had bought new every 5 years.

Jan 20, 2020
#132 How dedicated should we be? Why Kevin O'Leary and Shark Tank culture is WRONG
16:24

How do we find a balance in life? The media and the hustle mentality are driving us to crazy lengths. Its about enjoying life.

Jan 15, 2020
#131 How wealthy do we want to get? + 2020 plans with the Sweaty Startup
22:34

What is wealth to you? What are your goals with entrepreneurship? I lay out what is important to me.

Jan 13, 2020
#130 Businesses I Love #3 - A pool business, closet building, pest control, damage remediation, property management
26:19

Nick and Max talk about businesses they love and how they would start them. 

https://sweatystartup.com/businesses-i-love/

Jan 08, 2020
#129 How to start a window cleaning business - concept breakdown with Nick and Max
43:18

How would I start a window cleaning business? In this episode we lay out the steps of exactly how we'd do it. 

https://sweatystartup.com/essential-tools/

Jan 06, 2020
#128 The mindset that makes an entrepreneur more likely to succeed
10:57

What makes an entrepreneur better? What sets them apart? What makes them more likely to succeed?

Mindset. Nick and Max discuss it.

Jan 01, 2020
#127 The 10 best business books that you should read right now
24:33

Nick and Max talk about their 10 favorite business books and what they like about each. 

https://sweatystartup.com/booklist/

Dec 30, 2019
#126 The one thing that took my business from a $350k a year stressfest to a scalable business ready to grow
16:12

The shift was the moment we stopped pointing fingers and started taking the blame for things going wrong within our business.

Instead of texting the employees the night before about their shift we scheduled them out a week in advance. Even if we weren't sure exactly what they'd be doing. We overemphasized their schedules and set up automated emails and texts to constantly remind them as the day approached.

Instead of training them by walking around the warehouse pointing at things we spent time recording training videos with perfect voice overs. We quizzed them at the end of the training videos with real on-the-job problems.

Dec 25, 2019
#125 Making money is a skill
15:04

You wouldn’t expect to be able to pick up a basketball and play for an NBA team day 1.

So why do we expect to start a business and get rich or make good money on day one?

It’s a skill. You get better at it by PRACTICING.

Making decisions. Communicating. Selling.

You can read all the books you want but it just takes getting out there and doing it. Starting small and working your way up.

Stop reading this and start putting yourself out there. Start something.

Dec 23, 2019
#124 Businesses I Love #2 - Mobile Mechanic, AirBnb Management, The Trades
26:05

Dan Nick and Max sit around and talk business once again to discuss trends and businesses they would love to start right now and how they would do it.

Dec 18, 2019
#123 My favorite book - Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
25:55

This book outlines and reinforces the fact that business, negotiation and any human interaction is inherently very emotional. It’s centered around negotiation but this book has so many solid management and leadership principles. Mirroring, tactical empathy, starting with no and labeling are all phenomenal.

https://sweatystartup.com/booklist/

Dec 16, 2019
#122 Businesses I Love #1 - Lawn Care, Christmas Lights, Mobile Locksmithing
19:39

Nick, Max and Dan get together to brainstorm business ideas and how they would launch and market a lawn care, Christmas light installation and mobile locksmithing company. This episode was a ton of fun. 

Dec 11, 2019
#121 Don't try to reinvent the wheel with entrepreneurship
11:00

You have to be really good, have money, and have a lot of luck to make a new revolutionary idea work.

There are a lot of bad businesses out there right now making good money. Some of them suck at sales. Some suck at recruiting. Or marketing. Or SEO. Maybe they run their businesses like its 1980. Some suck at many of these!

Yet they still make really good money. Don't try to reinvent the wheel with a revolutionary idea. Its expensive. The odds of success are low. Its risky.

Dec 09, 2019
#120 Building a Self Storage Empire Part 2 - Month #1 in the books
15:42

Nick discusses the recent events in Erie and Pittsburgh with his self storage acquisitions.

Dec 04, 2019
#119 Profit and Loss - Lawn care and weed control with Andrew Huber from The Lawn Squad
54:58

Andrew Huber owns and operates The Lawn Squad, a lawn care and weed control company based in Bloomington Indiana. Show notes with photos here.

How much profit does a lawn care company make? What is the initial investment? How much of a time commitment? 

We answer all of these questions and more as Andrew comes on the show to discuss his 2019 season and share his revenues, expenses and customer numbers for the season. We dive deep into the profit and loss statement to find out how profitable a lawn care company really is.

https://thelawnsquad.com/

Dec 02, 2019
#118 Local SEO for your service business with Kevin Graham - Part 1
38:12

Kevin Graham, the SEO master and founder of sitearrow.com joins us on the podcast today to talk about local search engine optimization and how to get found on Google.

Nov 27, 2019
#117 How to start a junk hauling business with Sam Evans
20:26

Sam graduated from Penn State in May (less than 6 months ago) and is on pace to do $180k in 2019 in revenue hauling junk around Harrisburg PA. We hear from him on how he did it!

Nov 25, 2019
#116 Building a Self Storage Empire Part 1 - 4 closings and a big ol' auction
49:22

Nick and Dan get on the podcast together for a long form podcast on the current developments in their self storage expansion efforts. 

They discuss the first deal that has been so successful, how they structured their first real estate partnership, how it has appreciated over time and the new plans for expansion.

Nov 20, 2019
#115 How to build a real estate empire using other people's money
52:31

Moses comes on the podcast to tell us how he has built a real estate empire in southern California. He also shares his thoughts on the status of the local service business environment and where there are opportunities today!

Nov 18, 2019
#114 How to grow a mobile mechanic business - a mentoring session
36:46

Justin Peterson from Peterson Automotive joins the show to talk about his mobile mechanic company and the ways he has drummed up early business. Google My Business, Craigslist and handwritten notes have been some key strategies for him in the early days.

Nov 13, 2019
#113 - How to just pick something - dealing with analysis paralysis
13:33

The opportunities are endless. What business should you start? What opportunity is worth chasing? Here is the framework for dealing with analysis paralysis.

Nov 11, 2019
#112 How to launch and grow a digital marketing agency - a mentoring call
34:48

Nico from Vancouver is 21 years old and he is crushing it. He brings in nearly $10k a month in revenue managing marketing for several high end businesses including Farrari, Maserati and a high end real estate developer. This is a great episode about time management and focusing on what you are best at to get your business ready to scale.

Nov 06, 2019
#111 Why growing your business might be a bad decision with Paul Jarvis
48:24

Paul Jarvis is a personal hero of mine. He joins us on the show to discuss his book "Company of One" and why he believes that staying small could be the right decision for many entrepreneurs.

Nov 04, 2019
#110 How to launch a moving company - a mentoring session
28:15

Ahmed was so kind to call in from the Twin Cities in MN to talk about his moving company concept. We talk a lot about partners and how to start a lean business. 

Oct 30, 2019
#109 The motivational interview - how to find out what factors drive your potential employee
05:36

Add this to your interview structure. You won't be sorry you did it.

Oct 28, 2019
#108 How to earn $250k a year as a loan officer (or in real estate in general)
30:15

A lot of gold nuggets in this episode from a good friend of mine who is crushing it in the local real estate game.

Oct 23, 2019
#107 How to start and grow a power washing / window cleaning business
21:30

We get a live call from an entrepreneur who has had a lot of success washing windows in Southern California.

Oct 21, 2019
#106 What if my passion doesn't pay the bills?
14:39

A caller is interested in a few things that are tough to monetize. How should someone approach that situation? Nick gives his thoughts.

Oct 16, 2019
#105 How Casey Walsh built a $4MM a year junk removal business with no outside investment
54:51

Casey Walsh is a special dude. He joins us for this episode of the sweaty startup to talk about founding his junk removal business and building it up to 6 cities in 5 states and $4MM a year in revenue.

Oct 14, 2019
#104 A powerful episode - why you should say THANK YOU to somebody today
11:33

I tell the story of a thank you note I wrote to my grandfather in 2016.

Oct 09, 2019
#103 Massage therapy, event (wedding) planning, dog walking and how I would market them
11:03

Some Q and A.

Oct 07, 2019
#102 How to start and grow an aquarium maintenance business
26:37

Jacob from Gainesville Florida calls in to discuss taking his aquatics service business to the next level.

Oct 04, 2019
#101 How to avoid getting sued when hiring and paying employees and contractors
34:02

Lawyer Todd Stanton comes on the show to talk about how service business owners can avoid getting sued and hire and pay employees the right way.

Oct 02, 2019
#100 Thoughts for a recent graduate exploring entrepreneurship
15:52

Ben calls in to discuss his current situation and how he should approach entrepreneurship.

Sep 30, 2019
#99 How to start a furniture refurbishing business - live call session
16:05

Ashlee calls in from Tacoma Washington to discuss her furniture refurbishing hobby she would like to turn into a business.

Sep 27, 2019
#98 Why real estate should be your end goal and how to get started with J Scott
53:41

J Scott is a bestselling author and host of the BiggerPockets business podcast. He interviewed me on the show (ep 14) and I was lucky enough to get him on mine. This is an action packed interview on how one can go about finding deals in today's tough real estate market.

Sep 25, 2019
#97 Nick's journey to $15MM in real estate holdings - big things are happening as we speak
10:34

A little look at what my partner and I are doing right now. I'll be documenting the entire journey.

Sep 23, 2019
#96 How to start a videography business - live call session
25:33

Cam Hoover calls in from Atlanta and Nick talks about the importance of sales when building a videography business.

Sep 20, 2019
#95 Why right now is the best time in history to buy a business and how to make it happen with Nick Bradley
35:50

Nick Bradley hosts my favorite podcast - Scale Up Your Business. Today he joins us to talk about the massive opportunity when it comes to buying a business and how he goes about doing it.

Sep 18, 2019
#94 Don't just read a book - how to get the most out of the content you consume
11:03

Don't just read a book. Study it. Thats how you get the most out of what you hear here and what you read elsewhere.

Sep 16, 2019
#93 How to start a window washing company - live call session
24:24

Today we talk to Dan the Window Man about his window cleaning company in Crawfordsville Indiana. 

Sep 13, 2019
#92 Nick's longtime friend and mentor talks business, real estate and life
01:18:18

Ryan Ramsey joins us on the show for a great episode with a ton of wisdom. Enjoy!

Sep 11, 2019
#91 Customer entitlement and how to deal with it - the customer ISN'T always right
17:03

Customers can be down right mean. How do you deal with it? This is how I handle it.

Sep 09, 2019
#90 The ultimate morning routine for entrepreneurs and business owners
17:37

This morning routine has changed my life. I hope it helps you as well!

Sep 06, 2019
#89 A case study on simplifying the job so your employees can thrive
06:52

Max Maher submitted a question about managing his employees in a way that sets them up for success. Its all about simplifying the job! Here are a few examples that might get you thinking!

Sep 04, 2019
#88 Ronnell Richards talks about sales and bouncing back after a major setback
31:52

Ronnell is a dynamic entrepreneur out of Atlanta. We discuss the critical aspects of closing deals and making it happen.

Sep 02, 2019
#87 A quick episode on the skill successful people all have
06:14

Resourcefullness. Solving problems when other's can't find a solution.

Aug 30, 2019
#86 Rock Thomas tells us how to frame our personal narratives to support our goals
44:15

Rock Thomas doesn't have 50 million YouTube views for nothing. He's incredible. This episode will have you ready to grab life by the horns.

Aug 28, 2019
#85 Live Stream #1 - A painter, an indecisive guy and Max Maher call in to chat with Nick
28:36

Live stream #1 of many. This was fun! Email nick@sweatystartup.com to submit a question and call in. 

Aug 27, 2019
#84 Focus on what you can control - a rant about victim mentality
11:33

You have a lot more control over your business, your job or your life than you think you do. Grab it by the horns!

Aug 26, 2019
#83 Why you should fire 20% of your customers right now (or at least consider it)
05:14

20% of your customers cause 80% of your stress. Find out which 20% and initiate the purge!

Aug 23, 2019
#82 Oren Klaff - how to Flip the Script and close the deal
49:43

Sales is tough - why not turn it around and let the customer sell you? Bestselling author Oren Klaff tells us how to approach customers and let them convince themselves to buy from you.

Aug 21, 2019
#81 What successful entrepreneurs understand that others don't - value vs money
09:24

Great entrepreneurs know how to measure value even when it isn't equal to money.

Aug 19, 2019
#80 Why you should update your voicemail greeting right now
05:48

Eager professionalism. It wins.

Aug 16, 2019
#79 How to start a business right now with no money - the framework
18:51

You have no excuse not to start a business. 

Aug 14, 2019
#78 A supportive significant other is your greatest asset - a conversation with Nick's wife Michelle
24:26

Nick and Michelle talk about the humble beginnings and why her support and trust was Nick's greatest asset.

Aug 12, 2019
#77 How to balance a growing family with your entrepreneurial journey
14:27

Having a full time job is hard. Running a business on the side is hard. Bringing a new baby home is hard. Doing all three at the same time takes smart work. Here are Nick's thoughts on the subject and how to get sleep at night with a new baby.

Aug 09, 2019
#76 How to launch and grow a mobile appliance repair business - a mentoring session
33:52

Nick gets on the horn with Luke from Minnesota to discuss growing his appliance repair business to the point of quitting his full time job.

Aug 07, 2019
#75 Partnerships - how to make them work and what can cause them to fail
25:47

Another episode with my long time partner Dan where we discuss our own partnership, failed partnerships within our business and what can make partnerships really work.

Aug 05, 2019
#74 The three keys to hiring great employees and scaling your business
14:22

#1 charge more money for your services. #2 simplify the job so average employees can thrive. #3 foster resourcefulness and teach your employees to solve problems

Aug 02, 2019
#73 So you don't know any entrepreneurs - but do you know anyone who has tried?
23:55

Becoming an entrepreneur has this mythical stigma. It's scary. It's different. Half the battle is just trying something.

Jul 31, 2019
#72 Time - the finite resource and how to think about it - guest appearance from Nick's partner Dan
22:34

Time is the most important thing you have and the only thing you can never get back. This conversation is our outlook on time and what it means to us. 

Jul 29, 2019
#71 Don't get so focused on business that you miss the important stuff
14:48

Don't forget about what is important to you. Don't forget to be present during the moments that matter most. Don't forget to devote some emotional energy to your significant other, friend or child instead of going through the motions with a hollow look in your eyes and a mind somewhere else.

Jul 24, 2019
#70 Look up from your computer screen
11:34

Opportunities are all around us.

Jul 22, 2019
#69 Should I buy a franchise? What are the advantages and disadvantages? What questions should I ask?
21:08

Buying a franchise can be a great way to start a local business with the backing of a major brand. Here are some things you should think about before diving in and investing in a franchise.

Jul 17, 2019
#68 How a 24 year old entrepreneur built a multi-million dollar commercial flooring business
54:42

Furkan Yuce from Baltimore Maryland joins us on the show today to talk about how he has built his flooring business and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Jul 15, 2019
#67 The three wealthiest people I know and what we can learn from them
11:05

Start small and start local. Entrepreneurship isn't about trying to change the world on the first go.

Jul 10, 2019
#66 Should I take over a family business? What steps should I take and what questions should I ask before I jump in?
20:21

Buying or being gifted a family business can get complicated. Its all about communication and managing expectations.

Jul 08, 2019
#65 How to launch and grow a videography business (or a social media marketing business, bookkeeping, or any similar service)
14:48

People think building a videography is about making great video. Wrong. Its about sales and marketing. In this episode we talk about how to do it and how to win!

Jul 03, 2019
#64 Consulting call with a mobile car mechanic
44:24

Learn how to start or grow a mobile mechanic business in this value packed episode. I apologize for the quality - we're working on that.

Jul 01, 2019
#63 Recruiting and hiring great labor employees with Max Maher
36:28

Max joined us for episode back in April (#44) to talk about how guerrilla marketing earned him a lot of sales and it has been the favorite episode and most downloaded episode we've done so far. So we had Max back to discuss how he staffs 9 moving crews and hires over 30 full time labor employees at his moving company.

Jun 26, 2019
#62 Advice for young entrepreneurs and parents of young entrepreneurs
18:28

What businesses are best for high schoolers to consider and what else should they think about before starting a business? How do you raise entrepreneurial children?

Jun 24, 2019
#61 Are companies like Taskrabbit and Amazon Home Services real threats to our local empires?
18:23

It seams as if the big dogs are trying to take a bite out of local markets. Is it a real risk and how can we protect ourselves?

Jun 19, 2019
#60 Are you moving soon or is the timing just not right to start a business? Build a business that is waiting for you when you're ready
21:02

Set up a shell company and start testing the market. Launch later when the timing is right!

Jun 17, 2019
#59 Is geography really a limiting factor with today's technology? Is it possible to start and manage a business 100% remotely?
26:19

This would be a heck of a challenge but with the right execution it can be done!

Jun 12, 2019
#58 Sidewalk chalk and the power of guerrilla marketing
13:36

Doing the things that don't scale well. In this episode I tell more of our story and how sidewalk chalk, of all things, gave us the momentum to build a healthy business.

Jun 10, 2019
#57 Should I get into rental properties?
15:14

Real estate is the end goal. In this episode we talk about how to approach it.

Jun 05, 2019
#56 A few thoughts on the podcast so far and a recap
26:44

Some common themes on the podcast and a reminder from what we've talked about so far.

Jun 03, 2019
#55 Are you making things happen or wondering what happened?
18:59

Here is my shot at a motivational speech?

May 29, 2019
#54 How to build a company that can survive a recession
17:49

I'm not claiming a recession is coming. I just think you an do a few things that will make your business stronger all around.

May 27, 2019
#53 A few reasons why you should consider TOTALLY IGNORING social media
09:27

Likes and follows aren't as valuable as you think they are.

May 22, 2019
#52 The "idea fallacy" and finding your pink ocean
15:10

I'm sure you've heard of the "blue ocean strategy". It was coined by W. Chan Kim in his book of the same name and expanded in the more recent book "blue ocean shift".

The concept makes a lot of sense on the surface. A red ocean is an overcrowded market with cutthroat competition.

The books main premise is that there is a third area to compete beyond price and value - finding a new untapped market through innovation.

The blue ocean is a market without competition. Instead of competing head to head with other companies you find a new untapped market and take it all for yourself. You innovate and add value in a totally new way to create a league of your own. You create a new market through creative disruption. Overcome old technology to gain a huge competitive advantage.

This episode is a critique of this concept.

May 20, 2019
#51 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 4 - Answering the early questions and nurturing your own talent
18:51

What do you do when employees constantly ask you for help? The way you handle these situations makes all the difference.

May 15, 2019
#50 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 3 - What to look for in your early employees and why experience isn't that important
24:51

What do you look for in a hire? How do you interview? Are you hiring based on experience or soft skills?

May 13, 2019
#49 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 2 - Finding the ideal employee and convincing them to work for you
17:31

Hiring is tough. Job boards aren't enough. In this episode we talk about guerrilla marketing and why you should devote just as much energy to recruiting as you do your marketing strategy. We go over identifying your ideal job candidate and some strategies to find off market talent and get creative with your recruiting. 

May 08, 2019
#48 THE HIRING SERIES - Part 1 - 5 things you need to do before you hire your first employee
24:47

Hiring is complicated and very stressful. Trusting your brand in the hands of an employee can be tough. Do these 5 things and you'll be better off when the time comes to hire an employee.

May 06, 2019
#47 An analytical approach to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and how to manage fear
14:33

Ray Dalio says - imagine that in order to have a great life you have to cross a dangerous jungle. You can stay safe where you are and have an ordinary life, or you can risk crossing the jungle to have a terrific life. I think what is separating you from a great life is more like a padded obstacle course you see on American Ninja Warrior.

May 01, 2019
#46 How to build a "frankenbusiness" by taking best practices from all of the most successful businesses in your space
12:31

Copying in school is frowned upon but copying in business is the way to succeed. The best way to achieve success is to emulate success.

Apr 29, 2019
#45 24 months of work and $100k down the drain - the ups and downs of entrepreneurship
20:07

A brutal week of business leaves me in a reflective mood. I share a recent failure and how I'm coping.

Apr 24, 2019
#44 How guerrilla marketing earned a moving company an extra $30k a month in sales
59:43

An interview with Max Maher - a serial entrepreneur and 23 year old small business owner living in Phoenix Arizona. We talk about the 500 business connections he made to earn an extra $30k in revenue every month, his entrepreneurial journey, building a pool business, his habits and routines and more. 

Apr 22, 2019
#43 The ways early success can set you up for future failure - a warning for the people who have a few wins
09:43

Its no secret a few early wins sets you up to do great things and accelerate your wealth. There are a few things to keep in mind before you get too cocky, however.

Apr 17, 2019
#42 How to get over "analysis paralysis" and actually start something
11:48

Deciding which business opportunity to pursue is extremely difficult. The resources to study are endless and there is never a perfect moment. This episode will help you get over that hump and start something.

Apr 15, 2019
#41 Why successful business owners aren't busy and why you need to shift from playing defense to playing offense
08:36

Are you reactionary or do you call the shots when it comes to your time?

Apr 10, 2019
#40 The dangers of building a business dependent on someone elses platform and why you should consider ignoring social media
12:59

Amazon, Google, Youtube, Facebook are all businesses that many small business owners depend on to make money but its a dangerous game and you should tread lightly.

Apr 08, 2019
#39 Mentoring notes with a roofing company, dried fruit business and a cleaning company
16:52

Answering some questions from the followers about their businesses.

Apr 03, 2019
#38 Why you should focus on value and not money
17:28

Successful entrepreneurs focus on value and not money. Value is long term while money is short term.

Apr 01, 2019
#37 The best way to get on the first page of Google - Content Marketing
20:04

Content marketing is important and not many small businesses are doing it. Write great content with the goal of helping out your potential customers and you will be rewarded!

Mar 27, 2019
#36 How to push through when business is not fun anymore
24:27

Knowing when to keep going and knowing when to give up is a tough thing. In this episode I ask a few questions that can help you with your decision.

Mar 25, 2019
#35 Beer in Vermont
10:42

New England IPA craze was interesting. The best players mastered the art of marketing scarcity and status.

Mar 20, 2019
#34 How I made $10k in one weekend as a college student with no cash
10:42

A funny story from the college days.

Mar 18, 2019
#33 Nick gets interviewed - more on his story and some great conversation
01:23:00

Tom Cochrane interviewed me for his podcast and we ended up having a great conversation so I thought I'd share!

We talk about tech business, partners, books, lessons learned and a lot more about my personal life.

Mar 13, 2019
#32 Firewood delivery service mentoring session - target market identification, creative marketing and eager professionalism
51:29

Conference call with Ward in Belgium talking about firewood delivery and how he can target his ideal customer, creatively market to them and how he can differentiate himself with eager professionalism.

Mar 11, 2019
#31 The best opportunities are in the most expensive cities
13:47

High cost of living scares away most small business owners. How can I afford to pay my labor $20 or $30 per hour? In reality its a huge advantage to operate in these markets. If you can operate well you will win.

Mar 06, 2019
#30 Overcoming anxiety and the fear of failure
21:08

Entrepreneurship isn't easy. Its scary. Its uncertain. Dealing with the anxiety and the voice in the back of your head telling you to stop and run for cover is something everyone deals with. Heres my take.

Mar 04, 2019
#29 Listen before you bring on a 50/50 partner
26:10

50/50 cofounder business partnerships are as important as getting married. Many jump into it without the proper due diligence and it destroys their businesses down the road. Its all about character and value.

Feb 27, 2019
#28 Lead generation and consulting - is there opportunity?
19:09

I've been getting a lot of questions on lead generation and consulting setups from people who have spotted holes in digital marketing for established companies. Is it a real opportunity?

Feb 25, 2019
#27 What we can all learn from Chick-fil-A
16:48

Simplicity, speed and eager professionalism.

Feb 20, 2019
#26 Should I buy a business?
22:49

Buying a business is sometimes a great option. Here is what to think about and consider if you are exploring that route.

Feb 18, 2019
#25 How to name your business (and secure a domain)
06:41

I share my method for creatively naming your business while checking domain availability.

Feb 13, 2019
#24 The art of the email
07:58

Communication skills are key. Email is taking over modern day communication. Understanding email etiquette and getting your point across as quickly and efficiently as possible is a skill that will help you get ahead.

Feb 11, 2019
#23 Building a lean business and putting your money where it matters
19:45

Every dollar invested in your business will become 2 or 3 dollars in the near future. Every dollar invested in everything else will either be gone or worth pennies. Free up your capital so it can work for you. Reduce your overhead and make more of your expenses variable.

Feb 06, 2019
#22 Make customer service your competitive advantage
11:38

Customer service is notoriously bad among service businesses. Lucky for us we know how to provide professional and jaw dropping customer service.

Feb 04, 2019
#21 Listen if you are a techy (or if you aren't)
07:51

Technology focused people have a huge advantage on the service side of things. Digital marketing, software tools, analyzing data and more. Embrace it and join the fun.

Jan 30, 2019
#20 What if I don't have any skills?
07:47

It might seem like most service based companies out there require a lot of skill to get involved. Experience and maybe some permitting too. Its all about the TIME invested. Sometimes taking the time to learn the skill is a great investment.

Jan 28, 2019
#19 Have a job? Build a business on the side to replace it
10:50

Starting a business while you have a full time job is the lowest risk route and the route most successful entrepreneurs take.

Jan 23, 2019
#18 How to come up with a great idea
20:33

This is my analytical approach to vetting ideas, analyzing opportunity, studying the market and launching a company that has extremely high odds of success. Start by making a list of 10 business ideas based on the criteria provided. Then analyze them and study competitors and spot holes in the market.

Jan 21, 2019
#17 How to get promoted and make more money at work
20:09

The sure fire way to get opportunities, raises and promotions at work is to solve problems and relieve stress for the decision makers in your company. You'll be invaluable in no time. Apply the entrepreneurial spirit to what you do at work and you will win

Jan 16, 2019
#16 How I earned my valuable network
12:55

Networks are tricky. There is a chicken and egg problem. So many young entrepreneurs focus on building a network but it rarely pays dividends and in this episode we discuss why that is and how you can earn a valuable network

Jan 14, 2019
#15 Protect the #1 asset
15:48

Your health is the one thing that most entrepreneurs sacrifice in exchange for success. Take care of this area of your life with these tips and you will have a massive advantage over your competitors.

Jan 09, 2019
#14 The most important episode I'l ever record
18:34

Your time is your greatest asset. In this episode we treat how to fail quickly, learn quickly, and succeed quickly. Time management is difficult and distractions are plentiful. Get the most of your day with this advice.

Jan 07, 2019
#13 Never compete on price again
16:07

The on demand economy is taking over. Customers want service now. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Now. You have to find a way to avoid competing on price and racing to the bottom. There will always be somebody who is willing to do what you do cheaper. One way to gain a competitive advantage and name your price is to be faster. Same day service. Frontload your business so you can grow quicker and offer your service faster and you will win.

Jan 04, 2019
#12 Resolutions for the New Year
04:46

My short list of things to work on for the next year. Entrepreneurship and business is about constantly trying to improve. In this episode I discuss how I plan to improve.

Jan 03, 2019
#11 Managing stress and thriving under pressure
19:55

Stress is part of entrepreneurship. The unexpected hits you and problems arise around every bend. Managing that isn't easy but there are some steps you can take to thrive under difficult situations. This episode is based around the concepts in the book The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. A great read and I encourage you to pick it up. Winning in business is about managing your emotions and making good decisions under pressure. 

Jan 02, 2019
#10 Great advice
18:47

These are some of the best principles and pieces of advice I have read or heard. How to manage your health, your time, your relationships, and your month. Add value first. Its not about the money. Its not about finding better employees. How to make decisions quicker and more efficiently. How gossip can kill your company. The importance of humility, honesty and integrity. How to expect change. How to manage your emotions. The importance of playing the long game. Understanding how risk effects your business. The email follow up. How under promising can reduce stress. How balance can help you be more productive. And how happiness is directly proportional to the amount of uncertainty in your life. This is an action packed episode on the best advice entrepreneurs can heed to succeed. 

Dec 26, 2018
#9 Bad advice
18:53

There is a lot of bad advice out there. Today we discuss the risks of following your passion, why its not hard to find good employees and why you should disregard a lot of the advice out there geared towards entrepreneurs. The customer isn't always right. You don't need a new idea to become an entrepreneur. You don't need an Ivy League degree. You don't need to work long hours. It often makes perfect sense to give up. Trying to change the world is a dumb idea.

Dec 20, 2018
#8 How to hire and manage your first employee
17:39

The first employee is tricky. When? How? We discuss the timing and methods you should keep in mind when hiring and training your first employees. We talk about simplifying the tasks and setting the employee up for success. How to create a positive culture and employees that feel valued and appreciated.

Dec 18, 2018
#7 The secret to gaining unstoppable momentum
17:39

Momentum is the key to life and business and we discuss the ways delaying your gratification can jumpstart your business in the early days. Its all about building a brand and a following and the best way to do that is to add value first. Don't worry about profits. Add value and give it away to as many people as you can. Get the following. The value will come down the road.

Dec 14, 2018
#6 Market like a guerrilla
17:45

Marketing is tricky but if you find and target the customers that are most valuable to you it will pay dividends. Find out who your target is, locate them and market to them. In this episode we discuss the massive advantage being likable affords, adding value first, creating content and focusing on your wheelhouse. We also answer a great question from the last episode about the risk associated with the 80/20 rule and focusing on the 20% of your customers who generate 80% of your profit.

Dec 13, 2018
#5 How to maximize your output
19:49

Time is your most valuable resource and in this episode we discuss where you should spend it. We go over my two favorite business principles - the 80/20 rule and the 4 quadrants of time management. We also answer questions from listeners - one who just lost a large client and is unsure what to do and another who wants input on a business idea for rentable plastic moving boxes!

Dec 11, 2018
#4 The essential tools to start a business
16:21

We talk about the tools that you can utilize that are either free or cheap as you begin to offer your service and hit the market. From Websites to Google's Suite of free business products we discuss everything you need.

Dec 06, 2018
#3 The most important traits of an entrepreneur
23:55

In this episode we talk about the most important traits of an entrepreneur. What to consider when naming your company and how to think about finding cofounders and partners in the early days.

Dec 03, 2018
#2 My founding story
19:31

In this episode I tell my founding story and we talk about the three ways you can add value when considering sectors for your new business. We also discuss some early steps you can take to getting a head start on the skills you will need down the road.

Dec 03, 2018
#1 The service revolution
19:40

Today is the greatest time in American History to start a business but most entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities in all the wrong places. In this episode we go over what makes this business environment so inviting to low risk entrepreneurship.

Dec 03, 2018