114 episodes

An inside look into the minds of Entrepreneurs as they tackle financial struggles and celebrate their wins in business and life.

If you're an entrepreneur and want to be on our show, please email marketing@cbfteam.ca

Investor Smarts Candice Bakx-Friesen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

An inside look into the minds of Entrepreneurs as they tackle financial struggles and celebrate their wins in business and life.

If you're an entrepreneur and want to be on our show, please email marketing@cbfteam.ca

    Episode 114: Justin Moy | The State of Real Estate Investing

    Episode 114: Justin Moy | The State of Real Estate Investing

    Today, Candice talks with Justin Moy, managing partner of Realm Investors, about the state of the real estate investment market. He talks about his journey into it, what's trending now, and strategies he continues to use for success along the way.
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    Show Notes:
    0:37 - Introduction to today's special guest! His journey into the rental space of real estate
    2:22 - How do you find the money to start buying buildings?
    4:37 - How did Justin sell his first building with no track record?
    6:56 - Justin explains how he set up syndication
    14:06 - 3 rules of any investment from Justin
    15:29 - Justin's insight into mobile home parks
    17:26 - How Justin structures his business
    21:45 - What the next few years looks like for Justin and his company
    22:45 - How business has changed with rates increasing
    23:47 - Wrap up (including how to reach Justin!)

    • 24 min
    Episode 113: Adam Weber | Wellness as It Relates to Business

    Episode 113: Adam Weber | Wellness as It Relates to Business

    Today, Candice talks with Adam Weber, appraisal review specialist, about the importance of wellness when running a business. He talks about his journey into it, getting his family involved, and what his favorite forms of wellness are, all to survive and thrive in this stress filled world.
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to today's special guest!
    1:45 - Adam talks about the journey and challenges that led him to today
    3:55 - Adam tells us more about the commercial appraisal field and some of his projects
    7:35 - How did Adam incorporate wellness into his business?
    11:20 - What wellness practices are most important in Adam's life?
    12:46 - Adam talks meal planning
    14:55 - What are the benefits of meditation?
    21:50 - On setting boundaries
    23:51 - It's the little things that make the biggest difference
    25:28 - Where does Adam see himself going in the next few years?
    26:35 - Wrap up
     

    • 27 min
    Episode 112: Adam Cohen | Entrepreneurial Agriculture

    Episode 112: Adam Cohen | Entrepreneurial Agriculture

    Today, Candice talks with Adam Cohen about his entrepreneurial journey into agriculture, his dreams for the future, and how to get into it, yourself!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to today's special guest!
    3:42 - Adam tells us about Aquaponics and how he grew his farm
    8:25 - How did Adam fund the greenhouse?
    13:06 - Succession planning
    14:23 - What got Adam into mushroom farming?
    17:43 - How did COVID affect Adam's business?
    21:50 - Why did Adam settle on agriculture for a career path? And what's next?
    30:44 - The mindset of "there is enough for everybody", and its role
    31:54 - Wrap up - and how to get ahold of Adam!

    • 34 min
    Episode 111: Gabrielle Crichlow | The Business of Tutoring

    Episode 111: Gabrielle Crichlow | The Business of Tutoring

    Today, Candice talks with entrepreneur Gabrielle Crichlow about all things the business of tutoring!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to our special guest, Gabrielle Crichlow!
    1:34 - Gabrielle's journey into tutoring
    16:20 - Being forced to try something new - tutoring online!
    21:40 - Are kids still behind in school and seeing social issues stemming from the pandemic times?
    26:04 - For parents who think their children are behind, how can they assess where things are?
    33:40 - What grades does Gabrielle's tutoring business cover?
    34:28 - Gabrielle share some student success stories!
    41:47 - Where does Gabrielle see her business growing in the next couple of years?
    44:13 - How can people find Gabrielle and A Step Ahead Tutoring Services?
    46:04 - Wrap up!

    • 46 min
    Episode 110: Luc Lising | Building a Business While Building a Business

    Episode 110: Luc Lising | Building a Business While Building a Business

    Today, Candice talks with fellow realtor, Luc Lising - top 1% of all realtors in Canada, and overall problem solver - about his journey from quitting school, to owning 2 successful businesses...all by the age of 22.
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to our special guest, Luc Lising!
    1:25 - Why real estate? And one of the biggest mistakes realtors can make
    4:53 - How have the last couple of years been going for Luc?
    6:35 - The highs and lows of business partnerships
    9:16 - Luc tells us about his side hustle
    13:01 - The solution is almost always there
    14:08 - How Luc got his parents on board with his entrepreneurial path
    19:00 - On the benefits of financial literacy and starting young
    23:20 - Mindset around education
    26:40 - What was it like for Luc to start another business after starting in real estate?
    31:22 - That know, like and trust factor
    32:14 - The car detailing business - building with guerilla marketing and relationships
    35:22 - What do the next couple of years look like for Luc?
    38:00 - Wrap up and where to connect with Luc

    • 39 min
    Episode 109: Solo Episode | What If You Had 30 Days to Live?

    Episode 109: Solo Episode | What If You Had 30 Days to Live?

    Today, Candice talks about the question: what if you had 30 days to live? We are looking at things from the lens of making every day count!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to today's show - and why we are talking something so morbid
    1:58 - There is a book study called "30 Days to Live"
    2:20 - Tying up loose ends in business
    4:49 - Moving to the personal side of things
    7:22 - What Candice would do if she had 30 days to live
    7:56 - Implementing things you love into your life, now
    8:52 - What's your legacy?
    10:02 - Carving out time and funds
    10:39 - Additional considerations for your last 30 days
    11:54 - The importance of presence
    12:49 - Letting people know what they mean to you
    14:12 - Wrap up

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

LPN - Gabrielle L L ,

This podcast is incredible!

Candice shares so much insight that you really need to hear!

A lot of times when listening to real estate, entrepreneurial endeavours or business/investment genre of podcasting; they say a lot of generic things that you can’t really put into practice, but Candice gives you key things to do!

I can find myself rewinding, taking notes to make sure I remember what she and guests are saying so I can implement it into business!

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Episode 14

This was my first time listening to these Podcasts. I am very impressed with the smoothness of the interview. Very conversational and flowed well. I was interested right from the start. Would like to go see this place now.

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I highly recommend these podcasts to anyone who is interested in real estate, entrepreneurial endevours or business in any way. I especially enjoyed the episode with Mike Gillespie. I have seen Candice speak at a Durham REI meeting and was blown away by her knowledge and down to earth attitude. It translates into the podcasts!!! I love them, you will too!

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