91 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 91: Christian Bishop | Financial Planning with

    Episode 91: Christian Bishop | Financial Planning with

    Today, Candice welcomes Christian Bishop to talk all about how he followed his passion for money into financial services!
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    Show Notes:
    0:33 - Christian tells us about himself, his business, and how he get started
    2:00 - Top tips for entrepreneurial financial planning
    11:34 - Tips around taxes
    16:38 - Christian tells us about his book
    20:04 - Tips for people who are thinking about selling their business in the future
    31:00 - The muddiness of family (sometimes)
    33:10 - Tips for retirement confidence
    40:10 - On spending in the first 10 years of retirement - and planning what to do in retirement
    44:36 - What is next for Christian

    • 46 min
    Episode 90: John and Mark Cronin | Building a Business with Social Impact

    Episode 90: John and Mark Cronin | Building a Business with Social Impact

    Today, Candice welcomes son/father duo, John and Mark Cronin of John's Crazy Socks
    to talk all about building a business from the ground up with a social purpose!
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    Show Notes:
    1:05 - John and Mark's journey to sock royalty - what sets them apart, how they run their business, and their advocacy work!
    23:46 - You CAN start a business when a traditional job isn't for you (and transparency around the tears, fears, and cashflow issues)
    31:47 - What's on the horizon for John's Crazy Socks
    33:47 - Where to find John's Crazy Socks and wrap up

    • 36 min
    Episode 89: Michael Dominguez | Building Real Estate Wealth

    Episode 89: Michael Dominguez | Building Real Estate Wealth

    Today, Candice welcomes Michael Dominguez to talk all things real estate investing and planning for your future!
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    Show Notes:
    0:48 - Michael discusses his journey into real estate investing
    3:20 - How to gather the confidence to get started - and working your network
    8:43 - Michael discusses his book: "Armchair Real Estate Millionaire"
    12:50 - How to handle mindset blocks and changed thoughts around money and property
    16:52 - What is Michael's plan for the next couple of years?
    20:16 - What advice does Michael have for what to do leading up to big goals?
    23:41 - How people can find Michael
    24:43 - Taking the first step - as well as risk and concerns
    32:30 - Passing the knowledge on to your kids

    • 34 min
    Episode 88: Tyler Lacy | Let's Talk Podcasts

    Episode 88: Tyler Lacy | Let's Talk Podcasts

    Today, Candice welcomes Tyler Lacy of podserve.fm to talk about all things podcasting!
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    Show Notes:
    0:30 - What we are talking about today!
    0:57 - Tyler talks about his journey into podcasting
    10:55 - Tips for starting your podcast
    14:06 - How to grow your podcast
    18:48 - What are the unwritten rules of podcasting?
    22:13 - What else is Tyler up to in his business?
    24:52 - How to connect with Tyler

    • 25 min
    Episode 87: Chris Lalomia | Striking Out with Tradework

    Episode 87: Chris Lalomia | Striking Out with Tradework

    Today, Candice welcomes Chris Lalomia of The Trusted Toolbox to talk about his journey as a tradesperson in the home construction industry.
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    Show Notes:
    0:55 - How Chris got started in his business - and why he stuck with it during economic crisis
    3:52 - How Chris scaled his business
    5:48 - How COVID affected the business
    9:08 - What sets Chris apart from his competition?
    10:48 - Chris tells us about his newest venture: The Home Service Institute
    13:11 - What are reasons for people to want to work for Chris vs. going out on their own?
    17:08 - With Chris' shift in focus to training tradespeople - is he worried about training his own competition?
    20:30 - Where does Chris see himself growing over the next couple of years?
    22:10 - Chris talks about his book: From the Zoo to the Wild
    23:33 - On not being alone in business and the need for instant gratification
    25:47 - Wrap up

    • 26 min
    Episode 86: Natasha Zo | Branding and PR

    Episode 86: Natasha Zo | Branding and PR

    Today, Candice welcomes Branding and PR expert, Natasha Zo, to talk about all things necessary to be sought after in your business, whatever it may be!
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    Show Notes:
    0:40 - Natasha shares her beginnings
    3:55 - Talking about mindset shifts - especially around a national mindset
    7:00 - A story on split testing her career
    9:18 - What are things people should be considering when it comes to PR, and how can they work with Natasha?
    11:54 - What are some ways to elevate over competition to be selected on different mediums?
    17:23 - Moving through the "who wants to listen to me?" mindset
    19:20 - What role branding plays and the power of personal branding
    31:41 - How can people connect and work with Natasha
    36:19 - What does the future look like for Natasha?

    • 38 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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