6 episodes

Fred and Derek know that the last year and a half hasn’t been easy for anyone, but especially for diverse entrepreneurs who have had to rethink the future of their business and do whatever to survive these tough times. Each episode, we’ll listen as Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk (Fred’s Financial Advisor) help struggling or up-and-coming BIPOC entrepreneurs shape their business, revamp and sometimes relaunch it altogether.


Bet on Yourself is all about finding companies that present Fred and Derek with a double bottom line opportunity, meaning the hosts are on the hunt for companies and businesses that not only have the potential for monetary growth, but are also likely to affect culture in a positive way. Using their collective skills as masters of hustle, entrepreneurship, branding, finance and e-commerce, they will support business owners with insight, motivation and real talk.

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Fred and Derek know that the last year and a half hasn’t been easy for anyone, but especially for diverse entrepreneurs who have had to rethink the future of their business and do whatever to survive these tough times. Each episode, we’ll listen as Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk (Fred’s Financial Advisor) help struggling or up-and-coming BIPOC entrepreneurs shape their business, revamp and sometimes relaunch it altogether.


Bet on Yourself is all about finding companies that present Fred and Derek with a double bottom line opportunity, meaning the hosts are on the hunt for companies and businesses that not only have the potential for monetary growth, but are also likely to affect culture in a positive way. Using their collective skills as masters of hustle, entrepreneurship, branding, finance and e-commerce, they will support business owners with insight, motivation and real talk.

    Making your home a castle with Ben Corbier

    Making your home a castle with Ben Corbier

    Joining "Bet on Yourself" this week is Ben Corbier, a real estate broker for Engel & Völkers in Pickering, Ontario. Ben shares his professional journey with Fred and Derek, from studying architecture, to becoming a real estate franchise owner, to breaking glass ceilings within his industry. Ben shares how he fought hard to get to where he is as a branch owner for his luxury real estate company, and talks through his personal experience with discrimination and nepotism. 


    In Ben’s own words, “the more you know, the more you can teach”. Based on his passion for professional development, Ben dives into his digital learning platform “RMBA” (Real Estate Mastery of Business Advancement). The goal is to share knowledge beyond his team for those interested in entering real estate or levelling up their skills. Ben’s belief is that working alongside people who are continually improving their skills and sharing their knowledge ultimately serves a team, as it reflects well on a business. 


    Fred and Derek discuss revisiting RMBA’s business model with free content and larger in-person sessions, distribution through hired teachers, and further experimentation within the creative content.


    Naturally, Fred and Derek also revisit the conversation on confidence within this episode. “You don’t have to qualify yourself.” - Fred VanVleet
     
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    The Flavour Entrepreneur with Veneise George

    The Flavour Entrepreneur with Veneise George

    This week on Bet On Yourself, Fred and Derek sit down with Veneise George, founder of Yawdi’s: Jamaican-inspired marinades, mustards, pepper jellies, and more. As a busy wife and a mother of two, Veneise’s main motivation is to help families reduce time spent preparing great tasting meals that are healthy, without artificial colours or flavours. Coming from a non-for-profit background, Veneise’s measure of success for her business looks a little different; in her eyes, supporting other BIPOC entrepreneurs, specifically BIPOC women in the food industry, is how she sees Yawdi’s value in a larger community context. Inspired by Veneise’s story of giving back, Derek’s spontaneously comes up with the perfect tagline for Yawdi’s, “Created in my kitchen to serve in your kitchen.” Finally, Fred and Derek encourage Veneise to own her success beyond humility. This is not the humble podcast! 
     
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    • 48 min
    Plant-based eats with Shante Bartlett

    Plant-based eats with Shante Bartlett

    In this episode, we get to know Shante Bartlett, the incredible creator behind Baked By Té, delicious handcrafted vegan cookies in Toronto. Shante works as a registered nurse, but would like to transition her baking business to a full-time venture. Shante shares the story of her Jamaican roots and how baking rum cakes with her mom inspired her journey to develop the perfect plant-based cookies.


    Fred and Derek offer Shante guidance into finding confidence as a new business owner, while also covering e-commerce platforms, marketing strategy, building a team (start with your family!), and how a business loan could take Baked By Té to the next level.


    Although there is a lack of representation of vegan bakers of colour in Canada, Baked By Té is breaking new ground.
     
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    • 59 min
    Social change through financial literacy with Harprit Gill

    Social change through financial literacy with Harprit Gill

    In the second episode of Bet On Yourself, Fred and Derek meet with financial entrepreneur Harprit Gill, and listen in on her journey from social work to social change, inspired by her own path to financial independence. They dig into her passion for educating and empowering everyday people when it comes to their money and finances. Change your financial literacy, change your life.
     
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    • 52 min
    For athletes, by athletes with Nate Behar

    For athletes, by athletes with Nate Behar

    On the debut episode of Bet On Yourself, Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk sit down with Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver, Nate Behar, to discuss his cutting-edge influencer marketing app, FireWork. They dig into his entrepreneurial journey and how his platform allows athletes of all types, from hometown heroes to international icons, find game-changing partnerships with brands. 
     
    Find out more about FireWork at www.thefirework.app. 
     
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    • 52 min
    Introducing Bet on Yourself with Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk

    Introducing Bet on Yourself with Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk

    Fred and Derek know that the last year and a half hasn’t been easy for anyone, but especially for diverse entrepreneurs who have had to rethink the future of their business and do whatever to survive these tough times. Each episode, we’ll listen as Fred VanVleet and Derek Folk (Fred’s Financial Advisor) help struggling or up-and-coming BIPOC entrepreneurs shape their business, revamp and sometimes relaunch it altogether.


    "Bet on Yourself" is all about finding companies that present Fred and Derek with a double bottom line opportunity, meaning the hosts are on the hunt for companies and businesses that not only have the potential for monetary growth, but are also likely to affect culture in a positive way. Using their collective skills as masters of hustle, entrepreneurship, branding, finance and e-commerce, they will support business owners with insight, motivation and real talk.


    "Bet on Yourself" premieres November 3, 2021.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

John in Muskoka ,

Interesting guest from CFL

Fred you are very genuine and ask great questions from different perspectives. I’m hooked! All the best and keep up the great work.
John

max32323232 ,

Truly amazing!

Well done! Brilliant use of a platform Fred!

Arcade Owl ,

Garbage

Guys who make 7 figure salaries telling people how to get motivated. Clearly just a long ad for their sponsors

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