106 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 106: Simon Severino | Strategy Sprints

    Episode 106: Simon Severino | Strategy Sprints

    Today, Candice talks with Simon Severino about the importance of Strategy Sprints, and tips on scaling your business!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Introduction to our special guest, Simon Severino!
    1:11 - Simon talks through his growth journey and how he serves people
    5:26 - Why the "Sprints" in Simon's company name: Strategy Sprints?
    10:45 - Strategy vs distraction tactics
    12:15 - Questions to ask yourself when strategy testing
    15:05 - Simon talks organic growth
    18:12 - The conundrum of wanting to scale quickly
    20:36 - On people starting multiple ventures at once
    22:00 - "Return on luck"
    26:57 - A framework for all entrepreneurs
    30:19 - What do the next few years look like for Simon?
    33:48 - How to get in touch with Simon, and wrap up!

    • 34 min
    Episode 105: Solo Episode #1 | A Look Back at 2022...and Planning for 2023!

    Episode 105: Solo Episode #1 | A Look Back at 2022...and Planning for 2023!

    Today, Candice hosts her very first solo episode! It's a 2022 year in review, as well as a 2023 forecast!
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    Show Notes:
    0:34 - Introducing...my very first solo episode!
    1:46 - 2022 year in review - interest rates!
    5:00 - Moving forward into 2023 with caution - not fear
    6:20 - Business forecasting
    7:12 - Mortgage and interest rates...are they going to continue to climb?
    8:06 - Business planning and budgeting
    10:24 - Further your learning
    11:23 - Wrap up

    • 12 min
    Episode 104: Brandon Neely | Profitability in Businesses

    Episode 104: Brandon Neely | Profitability in Businesses

    Today, Candice welcomes Brandon Neely to talk all about financing and profiting in your business - whatever that may be!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Who we are talking with today!
    0:47 - Brandon shares his entrepreneurial journey
    6:45 - What is banking on yourself? The infinite banking system?
    8:37 - How do you go from having a whole life policy, to using that money to invest?
    12:08 - Where does this cash come from in the life insurance policy?
    18:20 - How Brandon handles the money in renting his own property
    26:20 - On escrow
    27:56 - Brandon's "Still Method" and investing in yourself
    33:58 - How to connect further with Brandon
    35:50 - Wrap up!

    • 37 min
    Episode 103: Dr. Victor Manzo | Pulling Back to THRIVE

    Episode 103: Dr. Victor Manzo | Pulling Back to THRIVE

    Today, Candice welcomes Dr. Victor Manzo from EmpowerYourReality.com, who felt unfulfilled in his bustling, high-income generating chiropractic practice, and pulled back 50% to THRIVE! 
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    Show Notes:
    0:24 - Who we are talking with today!
    0:36 - Dr. Vic introduces himself and talks through how he got to where he is today!
    6:49 - Did Dr. Vic sell the practice before he moved?
    8:17 - What was it like building the chiropractic business?
    12:39 - On gurus making building a business look easy, and setting the tone energetically!
    16:30 - Dr. Vic tells us what audience he coaches!
    19:06 - Is Dr. Vic finding that people are having breakthroughs re: it's not about the money?
    26:00 - Who have you surrounded yourself with? And, are you judging yourself?
    27:20 - Why did Dr. Vic move to Tennessee from Illinois? And how having less can be more!
    34:00 - Dr. Vic tells us about the books he's authored!
    37:14 - What would a solution be for the poor mental health epidemic we are experiencing?
    39:57 - How to connect with Dr. Vic!

    • 40 min
    Episode 102: Jon Ostenson | All Things Franchising

    Episode 102: Jon Ostenson | All Things Franchising

    Today, Candice welcomes FranBridge Consulting's Jon Ostenson to talk all things franchising!
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    Show Notes:
    0:25 - Who we are talking with today!
    0:57 - Jon talks through how he got to where he is now!
    3:45 - Jon explains how his company supports franchisees
    4:55 - How and when do people approach Jon re: franchising opportunities?
    7:30 - What are some of the challenges for franchisees right now?
    10:36 - Financing challenges 
    13:29 - Are there some franchises that Jon right away knows he won't go that route?
    15:43 - Additional challenges franchisees might not see in all their excitement to jump in
    18:19 - What are some of the opportunities Jon sees right now (please note: these are always changing)
    25:20 - Considering scaling YOUR business through franchising? Tips, drawbacks, etc.
    27:15 - Diversifying our businesses, franchise-wise
    29:06 - Where does Jon see his business going in the next couple of years? And where can we connect with him?
    30:24 - Wrap up

    • 30 min
    Episode 101: Kevin Palmieri | Two Things In This World: Change and Podcasting

    Episode 101: Kevin Palmieri | Two Things In This World: Change and Podcasting

    Today, Candice welcomes Podcast Coach Kevin Palmieri to talk all things podcasting and growing a business!
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    Show Notes:
    0:44 - How our special guest got to where he is now!
    2:53 - Finding different goals to move forward
    4:30 - On consistency
    6:42 - Where should people start?
    9:59 - Partner check ins
    11:22 - Striving for better in all parts of your life
    12:51 - Why do people wait for big life events to make change?
    16:25 - Kevin tells us about the podcast, growing, and overcoming!
    18:35 - Kevin talks about his target market
    19:50 - What does it look like to work with Kevin?
    21:14 - The power of intentionality
    23:07 - Just start
    24:34 - How can people find and work with Kevin?

    • 25 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!

JosieBeaucage ,

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.

Julia D1977 ,

Love

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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