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Thorpe Creative

Welcome to the Thorpe Creative podcast hosted by promotional product distributor, real estate agent, entrepreneur, Billy Thorpe. On this show, I "talk shop" with a variety of entrepreneurs and business owners from start-up stories to winning strategies.

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5 weeks without making a $1 to selling a product 180 times on Ebay in 48hrs

In this episode, I share my personal five-week journey of navigating COVID-19 in business. I went from $10,000 in canceled orders on day 1 and no sales for 5 weeks to finding a product to sell online and have sold over 180 in just 48hrs. You can cry, you just can't quit! 

30mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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How to buy and flip (anything) with Todd Buchanan

Need a side hustle or a main hustle? In this episode, Todd Buchanan gives us some strategy on how to buy bulk retail at a huge discount and shares how he made nearly $50,000 on one machine.

50mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Should You Start A Podcast For Your Business?

In this episode, I dive into the question I get asked a lot these days. "Should I start a podcast for my business." I share my experience and give you some ideas along the way.

27mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Subscription-Based Business with Dr. Brad Walter

Dr. Brad of Live Free Chiropractic shares his story of being an innovator/disrupter in the chiropractic industry by introducing a subscription-based model along with some great advice about building your community over making your next sale.

41mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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How to Launch a Successful Product with Chris Meade of CROSSNET

Chris Meade Co-Founder and CRO of CROSSNET, the world's first four-way volleyball game, shares how CROSSNET went from a brainstorm session to generating $2.5 million in their first year of sales and landed in all the big retail stores.

32mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Bryce Pharmer of Metanoia Fitness

Bryce is the founder and personal trainer at Metanoia Fitness. She shares her journey as a new but effective entrepreneur in the area of fitness. Her clients and friends are seeing amazing results from weight loss to better eyesight. Enjoy this inspiring story.

39mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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No Bills For A Year and $100,000 In The Bank...

Let's talk side hustles, entrepreneurship, and what if someone offered to pay your bills for a year and give you $100,000.   

27mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Patrick Stoy (home mortgages, BRRRR, investing)

Patrick Stoy is the Founder and President of MC Mortgage Group, a multi-branch mortgage brokerage company located in North Carolina.

43mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Daniel & Mari Carl Fisher (Rise Up Community Farm)

Daniel & Mari Carl Fisher are the creators of Rise Up Community Farm in Wilmington, NC.

46mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Joey Mayo (Airbnb, Real Estate, Joey Is Not Billy)

Joey "not billy" Mayo is a super host of an Airbnb and real estate agent in coastal North Carolina.

56mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Nico Nino of Maven Coffee (From Candy to Coffee)

In this episode, Nico Nino of Maven Coffee takes us on his business journey from illegally selling candy in Catholic school to selling what is arguably some of the best coffee in Wilmington, NC. Nico and his wife Diana are dedicated to excellence in everything that they do in business and life. Enjoy this inspiring story of Maven Coffee. 

1hr 33mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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It's 2020 (New Year, New Markets)

In this episode, I share a bit about the direction of the podcast, where Thorpe Creative came from and I share some inspiration to break into unknown markets.

22mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Scott White of Intracoastal Pressure Washing (how asking led to 900 jobs in 2019)

Scott White of Intracoastal Pressure Washing has pressure washed over 900 properties in 2019. In this episode, he shares his story of how he started in the business and how having great relationships have helped him keep clients for the life of his business.

56mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Cody Thomas of CT Custom Lures (Fly Tying Journey)

Cody Thomas of CT Custom Lures took a class to learn how to tie a fly to save money...two months later he started a business. We discuss how he uses Instagram as a way to get feedback on new ideas and products before he launches them and he gives us a little insight on how one idea and one phone call can get the attention of a national brand. You'll be inspired by this story!

55mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Emily Tippett of More Than Clay (Pottery, Missions Trips & More)

Emily Tippett shares the inspiring story of how she began her journey as a potter at the age of 15. She is not only good at turning dirt into something beautiful but she has a heart for the nations and used pottery as a way to fund several missions opportunities. Enjoy this inspiring story and be sure to follow her on Instagram @morethanclay.

49mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #15