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Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business.*To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lauren@startupcamp.com.

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Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business.*To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lauren@startupcamp.com.

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Love IT!

By Twillis03 - Apr 10 2019
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This is a awesome Podcast i'm recommending to all my people! Keep up the good work!

Informative good content

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Great energy, content is almost always very good and applicable

iTunes Ratings

347 Ratings
Average Ratings
336
4
2
1
4

Love IT!

By Twillis03 - Apr 10 2019
Read more
This is a awesome Podcast i'm recommending to all my people! Keep up the good work!

Informative good content

By Crazyrunner4God - Apr 06 2019
Read more
Great energy, content is almost always very good and applicable
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The StartupCamp Podcast with Chris Graebe

Latest release on Jul 28, 2020

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Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business.*To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lauren@startupcamp.com.

Rank #1: From Zero to $50 Million and Beyond with Brendan Synnott

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How to take a risk, right now.

Survivor, SNL, slinging granola – what do all these things have in common? Brendan Synnott joins us for a conversation this week about his entrepreneurial journey. It’s more expensive to take a risk over time, he says. He and a friend grew Bear Naked, a granola company, from zero dollars and craft markets to $50 million and eventually sold it to Kelloggs. Discover what Brendan learned from growing the granola business and the importance of transparency between company and customer. Listen now.

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Dec 17 2019

1hr

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Rank #2: Finding the Good Good Good In Being Different with Branden Harvey

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How one man harnesses the power of good news in his business.

Influenced by Seth Godin’s work at a young age, Branden thought deeply on how he was going to distinguish himself from his peers. After a career as an Instagram influencer and photographer, he created the Goodnewspaper. He discusses the value of having a mentor at a young age, who not only helped him improve his craft, but also sharpened his business skills. Learn how he started and maintains a newspaper in the digital age, the benefits of having systems, and the realities of having a business that provides value but people may not realize they need what you’re offering. Listen now.

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Dec 31 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: Disrupt Yourself with Jay Papasan

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How to become the business that will put you out of business

Jay Papasan is always looking to improve his businesses. After all, he says, if you’re trying to become the best, you have to be willing to disrupt yourself at every turn. Jay is the co-author of multiple books including The One Thing, which has sold over a million copies, and is the vice president of Keller Williams Realty Inc, the world’s largest real estate company. Discover how he and his colleagues wrote a book in ninety days, his various insights into the writing and publishing industry from having spent years in the book world, and the importance of setting goals far beyond what you want to achieve. Listen now.

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Dec 24 2019

1hr

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Rank #4: Exposure Makes You Bigger with Lee Cockerell

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How one man went from milking cows in Oklahoma to changing the culture at Disney World

It was a long journey from his family farm in Oklahoma to opening Disneyland Paris and shifting the corporate culture at Disney in Orlando, but Lee Cockerell did it. How? He wasn’t afraid to try new things. A good education is one thing, but making a point to expose yourself to new ideas, different people, and exotic locations will only make you more resilient. Now, Lee is a speaker, podcaster, and author of four books including, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. When you’re resilient, you can handle anything. Listen now.

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Oct 29 2019

2hr

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Rank #5: I’m Just Going To Get It Done With Christine Outram

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I’m just going to get it done with Christine Outram

Originally hailing from Australia, Christine Outram came to California with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for creating and overseeing businesses and projects. She jointly holds a patent for the development of the Copenhagen Wheel (turns your regular bike into an electric bike), has done app development for cities, and worked for years at an ad agency. Now, she’s turned her eye on the education market with Everydae, an app that helps high schoolers develop better study habits.

Check out Everydae’s round on WeFunder here: https://wefunder.com/everydae

In this episode, Christine discusses the benefits of working in multiple industries and why angel investing appeals to her (spoiler alert, it’s not just about the money). Listen now.

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Apr 17 2020

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Rank #6: How to discover what you stand for—and communicate it to the world with Brian Burkhart

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 How to discover what you stand for—and communicate it to the world.

He’s helped successful Shark Tank pitchers, TED talk speakers, and $100,000 winning Tech Week presenters refine and nail their message. And it all started with a love of public speaking and connecting directly with people in the audience. Brian Burkhart is the author of Stand for Something, and is here to talk about the nitty-gritty of communication and clarity of purpose behind your budding brand.

Your actions are dictated by your beliefs, Brian says, and the best brands communicate what they stand for. He pulls no punches here—it’s not easy to uncover what you stand for. Fortunately, in our conversation today, he shares some insights to make the journey a little smoother. Discover the mic-drop question that will help you think deeply about your company’s beliefs, why conviction and connection are the two most important elements of public speaking, and a discussion on being secure and insecure in the entrepreneurship world. It doesn’t matter if public speaking is a large part of your business. Mastering communication, or at least improving your skills, will help connect you with people who will believe in your brand. Listen now.

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Oct 22 2019

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Rank #7: Multiply Your Impact with Allison Maslan

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How to build your business and scale it beyond you

Marketing. Homeopathy. A beauty salon. Jewelry manufacturing. Scuba diving. Allison Maslan has done it all—she’s successfully built and scaled ten businesses from the ground up, and today, she’s here to help new entrepreneurs do the same with her book, Scale or Fail. 

Discover why many entrepreneurs are unable to scale their businesses, why growing your business doesn’t necessarily mean going the wholesale route, and creative ways to march to your own drum.

No matter the industry, the principles of growth and creating an impact remain the same. If you’re working harder than ever at growing your business and not seeing the impact you desire, this is the conversation for you. Listen now.

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Oct 15 2019

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Rank #8: Give and Grow with Phillip Stutts

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How the election day mindset could set you apart from the competition.

Not many young people can say they’re into politics, but Phillip Stutts had the bug at an early age. He has over two decades of experience in the world of political marketing, and contributed to over twelve hundred political victories, including three presidential victories. He’s the founder of Go BIG Media and the founder/CEO of Win BIG Media, and bestselling author of Fire Them Now: 7 Lies Digital Marketers Tell.

Discover the similarities and differences between political marketing and business marketing, and how Phillip brought strategies from the political to the corporate world. In short: knowing your audience is critical. Phillip also gets personal about his health and how his “give and grow” mindset applies not only to his personal life but his business as well. Listen now.

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Jan 07 2020

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Rank #9: State of the Union – How Should I Do Business During COVID-19?

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How Should I Do Business During COVID-19?

In this frank and free-form discussion, Chris lays out some real advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, angel investors, and business-owners. If you’re not working right now and you have the capacity to start something new, now could be the time to start your dream business or invest and grow your wealth. Discover why you should be thinking about selling or investing, even during a downturn in the market. Listen now.

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Apr 17 2020

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Rank #10: Crawl, Walk Run with Eli Crane

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 How Eli Crane took Bottle Breacher from his garage to Shark Tank – and beyond

Eli Crane didn’t always want to be an entrepreneur. While he was a Navy SEAL, he received a unique bottle opener as a gift, which inspired him to create his own .50 caliber shell bottle openers. His fellow SEALs loved them, and inside his garage, Bottle Breacher was born. Eli takes us through his journey, from auditioning for Shark Tank to the realities of navigating an immensely successful deal. Discover how the SEALs saying, “Crawl, Walk, Run” resonated in his entrepreneurship, why being inflexible can be your downfall, and why going too deep can ruin your perspective. Listen now.

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Oct 08 2019

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Rank #11: Plot Your Escape with Jonathan Mendonsa

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How to grow your side hustle into a full-time gig – the smart way.

Jonathan Mendonsa never wanted to be an entrepreneur. So he spent twelve years becoming a pharmacist, racked up six figures of student debt, and became miserable. That’s when he started plotting his escape, and fell into the financial independent movement – by starting the ChooseFI podcast. Now, he’s escaped debt and lives his dream and wants to share his knowledge with you. Discover the importance of plotting your escape before you make the leap into entrepreneurship, why knowing how much your life costs gives you power, why loyalty can make or break your business, and how to monetize your podcast the right way. Listen now.

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Sep 24 2019

2hr

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Rank #12: Go Fix What’s Broken with Brian Dixon

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How to start your business – by focussing on the right thing.

The biggest mistake beginner entrepreneurs make is by focussing on the wrong aspect of their business out of the gate. Purpose, practice, and profit are all well and good, but you have to start with–you guessed it–people, says Brian Dixon, business coach, and author of Start With Your People. Discover why you should build a “runway” with your family before building your business, how to repair burnt bridges from ages ago, and stop looking for your dream team, because they’re already working for you. 

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Sep 17 2019

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Rank #13: Develop Your Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek

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How to grow your business in a never-ending world of change

How do you play a game with no finish line? Simon Sinek, author of Find Your Why and Leaders Eat Last is back again with his newest book, The Infinite Game. The big idea? You have a finite time to play in the never-ending landscape that is business. It’s not about finding short-term wins – it’s about setting your business up to outlast yourself and everyone else.

Simon talks about the five principles to help you play the Infinite Game: Just Cause, Trusting Teams, Worthy Rivals, Existential Flexibility, and the Courage to Lead. He also shares why your Just Cause has nothing to do with what you’re selling, the single greatest tell of a good leader, and where true courage comes from.

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Sep 10 2019

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Rank #14: Implementing A Word Of Mouth Strategy with Jay Baer

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How to create long-lasting buzz for your business and turn your customers into salespeople

Back in the early days of the internet, Jay Baer served as the vice president of marketing for an internet company without really knowing what the internet was. He sold Budweiser dot com for fifty cases of beer. He went on to found five multi-million-dollar companies and write six New York Time Bestselling books, including Talk Triggers.

Jay teaches that to create natural buzz and interest in your business, you must do something operationally different that makes your customers rave about their experience with you. A gimmick – but not just any gimmick – one that relates to your customer and is relevant to your business. You want your customers to tell their friends, “So the coolest thing happened to me today…”

Jay explains the difference between talk triggers and going viral, the golden handcuffs that might be keeping you at your day job, and why competency doesn’t create conversation.

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Sep 03 2019

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Rank #15: Speaking The Language of Money with Oren Klaff

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Strategies to speak to investors and elevate your sales game

How do you talk to money? The same way you talk to anyone else – you have to speak the right language. Oren Klaff, venture capitalist and author of Pitch Anything and Flip the Script, is here today to help us understand the underlying thought processes and strategies to being heard by investors. He says, if you put the correct idea into someone at the beginning of the conversation, it’s far easier to close the deal at the end.

Discover the art of the “status tip-off”, aka, how he went from mistrusting a high school student valet to handing him the keys to his car in sixty-five words, why you should show your technical competency in a “flash roll”, and how to erect a dome of rules for the conversation, to help guide a person to your desired result. 

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Aug 27 2019

2hr

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Rank #16: Light Your Hair On Fire with Lindsay Teague Moreno

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How one woman raised her children AND built three, multi-million dollar businesses

If you are a parent, you may have heard someone say, “Enjoy every moment while it lasts.” 

Lindsay Teague Moreno never fully bought into the idea that, as a mother, you should enjoy when your kids are throwing a temper-tantrum. Not only did she want to feel what she wanted to feel, but she wanted to make her dreams of running a business a reality – all while being a stay-at-home mom.

In just a few short years, she managed to build a seven-figure income, all while staying true to her personal vision and beliefs. One of her secrets? Ditch the plan B. Put yourself in a place where you’re so emotionally connected with your offerings that it lights your hair on fire.

Lindsay Teague Moreno’s newest book Boss Up explores ten philosophies to help any entrepreneur improve their game and achieve success. We go deep on the power of storytelling, the “unsales” tactic for those who don’t enjoy selling, and advice for entrepreneurs who are hesitant to begin their journey. 

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #17: The Art of Negotiation with Chris Voss

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How to negotiate with anyone, from a former hostage negotiator

From small-town Iowa to lead international FBI kidnapping negotiator, Chris has taught negotiation as a business skill at universities across the U.S. It’s through these teaching sessions that he developed a comprehensive, practical methodology, which eventually became his book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As if Your Life Depended On It.

Today, Chris joins us to share powerful pieces of negotiation wisdom that you don’t have to be an FBI agent to utilize. These effective, easy to understand tactics can work in your business and personal life and are especially helpful for entrepreneurs who feel like they’re always getting the short end of the stick. Listen now.

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“It’s what you say versus what they hear.”

Think about the phrase, “How am I supposed to do that?” Your tone can dictate the mood of the phrase, but what it’s really saying is, “I can’t do that.” Said gently, the person on the other side of the conversation will realize you can’t budge on that particular point. The objective of “How am I supposed to do that?” – an easy phrase to incorporate into your repertoire – is to get the other person to see your perspective on the problem. Once they do that, it’s easier to move them to a solution.

“There’s something more important than the deal itself.”

A control-oriented negotiator is a vulnerable negotiator, Chris says. You can give your opponent “control” of the situation by telling them that they are in charge if they care more about that then the actual deal on the table. Once you give them what they want, they may defer to you for the next step. After all, it doesn’t matter who came up with the idea – as long as you don’t care who gets credit, anything is possible.

“That’s right.”

The two most powerful words you can get the other person to say? It’s not “You’re right.” It’s “That’s right.” When someone says, “You’re right,” they can easily dismiss you. “That’s right” comes in when you’re agreeing emphatically with a point. Chris shares a strategy to help the other person say these two powerful words to you.

Chris emphasizes that it’s not about getting to yes in an exchange. It’s about mastering the intricacies of the “no” so you can get what you want.

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #18: Being A Warrior with Erwin McManus

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How to find inner peace to achieve exterior success.

When Erwin McManus was fourteen, he started his first business: a lawn mowing company. He’d approach corporations and affluent houses and earn ten to fifteen times what other kids earned mowing suburban homes in his own neighborhood.

Since then, he’s started multiple companies in film and fashion and is the lead pastor of Mosaic. Most recently, he’s the author of The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

We have to recognize, Erwin says, that inner peace is a daily struggle. It’s never over. Life doesn’t get easier. Instead, we have to challenge ourselves to be stronger, every day, to be ready for whatever comes our way tomorrow. It’s this mindset that has guided him through his entrepreneurial successes and failures. Listen now.

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“Your power is silent.”

Erwin’s grandfather had a profound impact on him. He could walk into a room without making a sound. He never raised his voice. People who yell, he said, are powerless. They try to fill the space with noise because they know they have no impact.

From his grandfather, Erwin learned the idea of “being invisible” and having silent power. Making decisions is a silent power. Affecting people’s values, even when you’re not in the room—that’s also a silent power. Learning to nurture people to find good ideas, instead of being an idea person—another silent power.

The idea is not to intimidate or drive others away. Instead, pull people in. This is how you will have the most impact.

“I can tell you, the peace I’ve had, I’ve lost many times.”

After waking up after a six-hour surgery during his battle with cancer, Erwin immediately got out of his hospital bed to go for a walk. He refused medication. He wanted to stand in his pain; he knew if he withstood raw, physical pain, he could face anything life threw at him.  

Erwin doesn’t just open up about his physical pain. One morning, Erwin woke up to discover that his business partner had stolen his business. All the profit Erwin had reinvested, everything that Erwin had built, was gone—he estimates a loss of $5 to $6 million. He was devastated, not just by the loss, but by the betrayal.

A week later, his former partner calls him, asking him to fly to New York to negotiate a buy-back.

Erwin’s response? “Keep it.”

It took years, support from his family, and inner strength to recover, but Erwin stands firm and has no regrets or bitterness towards his former partner. “They didn’t have a strategy for generosity. They only had a strategy for greed.”

Erwin’s warm personality draws you in, no matter if he’s detailing the business ventures of his youth or his financial hardships.

“If you are dealing with this internal struggle, you’re a warrior. It takes incredible courage to own the fact that there’s stuff inside you that you need to deal with.”

May 28 2019

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Rank #19: Four Rules to Break to Become Rich with Nathan Latka

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How to take charge of your own distribution channels

He has his own private equity firm, a podcast with over ten million downloads, and he’s a college dropout. Today we’re speaking with Nathan Latka, founder of the Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital.

In this episode, Nathan takes us through four assumptions or rules other entrepreneur thought leaders espouse and why they are wrong: don’t focus on one thing (be a generalist), copy your competitors (it’s not the idea, it’s the execution), forget about goals (use systems instead), and don’t chase the trend (buy into what makes the trend hot). Listen now.

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May 09 2019

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Rank #20: The Power of Language with Phil M. Jones

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How to control conversations to create a win-win outcome for you and your customer

What’s the difference between a stereotypical salesperson and a professional salesperson? The answer: one word. For Phil M. Jones, carefully selecting your language makes the difference for your customer.

Selling has a bad rep, but it doesn’t have to be sleazy—it can be carefully controlled to create desired results, aka more sales for you and your business. His books, Exactly What To Say and How to Persuade and Get Paid, include practical phrases and processes that you can use to attract more customers. In this episode, we review the main points—have a notebook or your notes app ready. Learn the most powerful selling phrases you can use in everyday conversations, the benefit of a question tree, and why an abundance of business opportunities isn’t necessarily a gift. Listen now.

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May 08 2019

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Batting a Thousand with Cynthia Del’Aria

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Batting a Thousand with Cynthia Del’Aria

“I won’t make that mistake again.”

“Oh, I know better.”

Famous last words. And Cynthia Del’Aria would know. She’s said them herself.

After selling her first company at 19-years-old for $1.8 million and her second tech company for $4 million in her mid-twenties—you’d think that Cynthia would “know better” and not “make mistakes.” But she didn’t know how to manage her money, and after a bad investment, she found herself re-mortgaging her house and eyeball-deep in credit card debt.

Now, she helps other would-be entrepreneurs avoid similar mistakes with Raika Technologies, a company that helps people validate their idea before they spend their lives and burn through their savings with little to show for it.

Listen now.

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Jul 28 2020

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Not Just The Guy Upstairs with Andrew Brandt

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Not Just The Guy Upstairs with Andrew Brandt

He was a sports agent, he was the Vice President of the Green Day Packers, he taught sports business and sports law at the University of Pennsylvania, and he worked for ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

Now, Andrew Brandt hosts The Business of Sports Podcast, giving back his knowledge and expertise about the inner world of sports.

Hear his amazing “instant football team in literally 10 days” story, discover first-hand the pressures of managing multiple people and personalities, and why you should listen to the voice that says, “It’s time to go.”

Listen now.

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Jul 23 2020

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Helping the Homeowner by Buying Delinquent Mortgages with Paul Birkett

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 Helping the Homeowner by Buying Delinquent Mortgages with Paul Birkett

While working for Pepsi Co in Ireland, Paul Birkett came to Florida for a conference and discovered a magazine in the hotel lobby that advertised homes for $100K or less. That led him (literally) on the road to buying over thirty rental homes and then, eventually, to buying nearly $20 million in mortgages.

The model for buying delinquent mortgages often involved removing the homeowners and flipping the house, but Paul imagined a more humane business. He realized there was an opportunity to make money and help people keep their homes.

That’s what his company Automation Finance is about.

Discover Paul’s winding road of a story, the challenges of convincing people he’s there to help, and what you can do if you are unable to pay your mortgage.

Listen now.

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Jul 14 2020

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Find your North Star with Ret Taylor and Adriaan Zimmerman

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Find your North Star with Ret Taylor and Adriaan Zimmerman

Adriaan thought he had it all—money, sweet bachelor pad, the “perfect” life. But something was missing in his life. After having a panic attack in front of 75 of his employees, he took a two-year sojourn to determine what he wanted to do with his life.

Ret had always been drawn to wild spaces. When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, she wanted to pursue natural remedies instead of radiation. After learning about CBD and becoming frustrated with the lack of connection he felt to the brands selling it, he hit the open road and spoke with hemp farmers directly.

These two friends have different stories but purpose entwined them: they wanted to create a natural brand that helped people—that people could feel connected to.

Together, they created Ned, a natural remedies, direct-to-consumer company.

Discover the power of purpose, the benefit of focusing on one thing and doing it well, why the direct-to-consumer route was an unexpected but natural way forward for the company. Listen now.

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Jul 07 2020

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Owning the Top Drawer with Tim Morse

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Owning the Top Drawer with Tim Morse

Growing up in a beachy town in California, Tim Morse was surrounded by surfers and rebellious fashion. Although he went into tech, Tim never lost his passion for apparel. He co-founded RicherPoorer, a fashion-basics brand, nearly a decade ago and has had quite the journey building out the brand.

Tim’s journey is unique in that he sold the business—and then bought it back.

He stresses the importance of investing in your people and empowering them to do their jobs and explains his stance on selling wholesale versus direct to consumer.

Listen now.

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Jun 30 2020

36mins

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The StartupCamp Podcast with Jon Warner

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The StartupCamp Podcast with Jon Warner

Jon Warner got his start in the corporate world, having worked multiple years at Exxon-Mobil, and since has participated in multiple start-ups. He’s an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, and author, most recently of SLAM (Startup Launch Assistance Map).

Jon takes us through some key elements of building a startup, such as the important distinction between the discovery phase and the market research phase and why you should put your team front and center when it comes to creating a pitch-deck.

He explains why most businesses will experience a mini-pivot and why the 50+ market is underserved.

Listen now.

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Jun 23 2020

50mins

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The StartupCamp Podcast with Graham and Shay Cochrane

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Graham and Shay Cochrane

This is a special episode for you—we have a husband and wife who run two different businesses, all while raising two children at home.

Meet Graham Cochrane. All he wanted to do was be a rock star. But when it came down to paying for recording time in a studio and buying his own equipment, he opted for the latter, and began a winding career of audio recording and production that led to him selling courses, teaching his technical know-how.

His better half is Shay Cochrane. She’s always been a driven entrepreneur. She created SocialSquares, a styled stock photography membership for female entrepreneurs. But the platform wasn’t always how it looks today.

In this joint episode, discover the pitfalls of making assumptions, the importance of email marketing, the pros and cons of running Facebook ads, when to pivot and innovate, and why it’s critical to hire people who are smarter than you. Listen now.

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Jun 16 2020

1hr 19mins

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Trust and Will with Cody Barbo

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Trust and Will with Cody Barbo

From a social networking platform that fizzled to a hiring platform for restaurants that sizzled, Cody Barbo has had a lot of entrepreneurial and capital-raising experience—for someone who is only in their early 30’s.

Trust and Will is his newest venture, where he wants to do for estate planning what TurboTax did for taxes.

In this episode, Cody takes us behind the scenes through the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial career: how he noticed the gaps in the restaurant industry and raised millions of dollars in investor funds for his second startup in his mid-twenties, to eventually learning some painful lessons that led him to leave his own company.

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Jun 12 2020

56mins

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How To Become a Super-Angel with Jeff Clavier

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 How To Become a Super-Angel

Today we have a special guest—Jeff Clavier a veteran in the angel space. He grew up in Tours, France, and moved to California with his wife and kids to pursue angel investing full time.

He lucked out making connections in the early days of Web 2.0, was named a “Super-angel” after just a couple of years, and now has a diverse portfolio of companies.

Discover his investing wins like getting in on the ground floor of Fitbit to his embarrassing misses—including Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Uber—and why he doesn’t lose sleep over it.

Jeff is invaluable for fledgling angels looking to spread their wings.

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May 19 2020

45mins

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Cleaning Up the Earth – One Tablet at a Time with David Shahan

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Cleaning up the earth – one tablet at a time.

David Shahan knows a thing or two about cleaning up other people’s messes. He worked in the dry cleaning and the commercial janitorial industry before coming up with Dazz—cleaning tablets that turn any bottle with tap water into a cleaning solution safe for your home. 

David’s business has innovated in an industry that doesn’t often see disruptions and is easing the burden on our landfills at the same time.

Discover how angel investing has played a large role in Dazz’s journey, how his persistence with the Home Shopping Network paid off in the early days, and why a retailer outside your niche may hold the keys to a different kind of market.

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May 14 2020

35mins

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Don’t Be An Entrepreneur (It’s not for everyone) with Anthony Franco

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Don’t be an entrepreneur. It’s not for everyone.

From innovating in the tech and software space to dry-erase boards and stickers—how does one even leap from one to the other? On the podcast this week is Anthony Franco, co-founder of McSquares—a whiteboard company. He walks us through the beginnings and exits of his various companies, including one company that didn’t even make it to market before it was acquired.

Discover why he pivoted from tech and software to physical products, the benefits of manufacturing in-house, and his experience with angel investing. Listen now.

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May 05 2020

34mins

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Trust Your Instincts with Josh Muccio – The Pitch

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Trust Your Instincts with Josh Muccio

Do you like shows like Shark Tank, but want to dive deeper on the deals? This week we have Josh Muccio, creator and host of The Pitch – a podcast about real founders pitching to real VCs, and everything that happens after they receive funding.

The Pitch, now a Gimlet Media show, has been downloaded millions of times. But that wasn’t always the case.

Discover why Josh decided to tank the original 55 episodes of The Pitch, how he pitched Gimlet with a cold email and waited while he burned through his savings, and the process of making each episode. Listen now.

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Apr 28 2020

43mins

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Heeding the Call to Partner with People with Next Door Photos

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Heeding the Call to Partner with People with Next Door Photos

Startup is a time of risk but also thrills and unpredictability – especially when you’re out to revolutionize the real estate market. Next Door Photos partners with realtors to edit photos, videos, and even create floor plans and 3D models for listings so houses can get on the market faster.

Taylor Blom and Paul Vander Kuyl are the minds behind it. They didn’t just want to create a franchise opportunity. They wanted to partner with locals who wanted to start a business.

In this episode, Taylor Blom and Paul Vander Kuyl outline why it’s important to trust your business partner, the thrills of navigating the “messy middle”, and demonstrate how they built their media editing arm to create a positive impact for victims of human trafficking.

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Apr 21 2020

37mins

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I’m Just Going To Get It Done With Christine Outram

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I’m just going to get it done with Christine Outram

Originally hailing from Australia, Christine Outram came to California with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for creating and overseeing businesses and projects. She jointly holds a patent for the development of the Copenhagen Wheel (turns your regular bike into an electric bike), has done app development for cities, and worked for years at an ad agency. Now, she’s turned her eye on the education market with Everydae, an app that helps high schoolers develop better study habits.

Check out Everydae’s round on WeFunder here: https://wefunder.com/everydae

In this episode, Christine discusses the benefits of working in multiple industries and why angel investing appeals to her (spoiler alert, it’s not just about the money). Listen now.

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Apr 17 2020

34mins

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State of the Union – How Should I Do Business During COVID-19?

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How Should I Do Business During COVID-19?

In this frank and free-form discussion, Chris lays out some real advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, angel investors, and business-owners. If you’re not working right now and you have the capacity to start something new, now could be the time to start your dream business or invest and grow your wealth. Discover why you should be thinking about selling or investing, even during a downturn in the market. Listen now.

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Apr 17 2020

10mins

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Give and Grow with Phillip Stutts

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How the election day mindset could set you apart from the competition.

Not many young people can say they’re into politics, but Phillip Stutts had the bug at an early age. He has over two decades of experience in the world of political marketing, and contributed to over twelve hundred political victories, including three presidential victories. He’s the founder of Go BIG Media and the founder/CEO of Win BIG Media, and bestselling author of Fire Them Now: 7 Lies Digital Marketers Tell.

Discover the similarities and differences between political marketing and business marketing, and how Phillip brought strategies from the political to the corporate world. In short: knowing your audience is critical. Phillip also gets personal about his health and how his “give and grow” mindset applies not only to his personal life but his business as well. Listen now.

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Jan 07 2020

50mins

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Finding the Good Good Good In Being Different with Branden Harvey

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How one man harnesses the power of good news in his business.

Influenced by Seth Godin’s work at a young age, Branden thought deeply on how he was going to distinguish himself from his peers. After a career as an Instagram influencer and photographer, he created the Goodnewspaper. He discusses the value of having a mentor at a young age, who not only helped him improve his craft, but also sharpened his business skills. Learn how he started and maintains a newspaper in the digital age, the benefits of having systems, and the realities of having a business that provides value but people may not realize they need what you’re offering. Listen now.

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Dec 31 2019

42mins

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Disrupt Yourself with Jay Papasan

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How to become the business that will put you out of business

Jay Papasan is always looking to improve his businesses. After all, he says, if you’re trying to become the best, you have to be willing to disrupt yourself at every turn. Jay is the co-author of multiple books including The One Thing, which has sold over a million copies, and is the vice president of Keller Williams Realty Inc, the world’s largest real estate company. Discover how he and his colleagues wrote a book in ninety days, his various insights into the writing and publishing industry from having spent years in the book world, and the importance of setting goals far beyond what you want to achieve. Listen now.

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Dec 24 2019

1hr

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From Zero to $50 Million and Beyond with Brendan Synnott

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How to take a risk, right now.

Survivor, SNL, slinging granola – what do all these things have in common? Brendan Synnott joins us for a conversation this week about his entrepreneurial journey. It’s more expensive to take a risk over time, he says. He and a friend grew Bear Naked, a granola company, from zero dollars and craft markets to $50 million and eventually sold it to Kelloggs. Discover what Brendan learned from growing the granola business and the importance of transparency between company and customer. Listen now.

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Dec 17 2019

1hr

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Exposure Makes You Bigger with Lee Cockerell

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How one man went from milking cows in Oklahoma to changing the culture at Disney World

It was a long journey from his family farm in Oklahoma to opening Disneyland Paris and shifting the corporate culture at Disney in Orlando, but Lee Cockerell did it. How? He wasn’t afraid to try new things. A good education is one thing, but making a point to expose yourself to new ideas, different people, and exotic locations will only make you more resilient. Now, Lee is a speaker, podcaster, and author of four books including, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. When you’re resilient, you can handle anything. Listen now.

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Oct 29 2019

2hr

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