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Welcome to a real-world MBA, where entrepreneurs guide you through what it really takes to start, scale, and sell your own business.
Your hosts: J and Carol Scott, who left careers in corporate management to launch their own house-flipping business. Every Tuesday, you'll meet a new guest and learn actionable tips for hiring, firing, marketing, raising capital and more.
So whether you're looking to boost profits or bring a new idea to life, you'll come away informed and inspired. Tune in, and learn how to treat your business like a business!

BiggerPockets Business Podcast BiggerPockets

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Welcome to a real-world MBA, where entrepreneurs guide you through what it really takes to start, scale, and sell your own business.
Your hosts: J and Carol Scott, who left careers in corporate management to launch their own house-flipping business. Every Tuesday, you'll meet a new guest and learn actionable tips for hiring, firing, marketing, raising capital and more.
So whether you're looking to boost profits or bring a new idea to life, you'll come away informed and inspired. Tune in, and learn how to treat your business like a business!

    42: Building a Business You Can Sell for Top Dollar with David Barnett

    42: Building a Business You Can Sell for Top Dollar with David Barnett

    Have you ever wondered how businesses are bought and sold? Or have you considered buying a business but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you've considered selling a business—or are starting a business that you’re hoping to sell at some point in the future.

    Buying and selling a business seems complicated... but it doesn’t have to be that way!

    David Barnett, business broker and author of six books including How to Sell My Own Business, knows firsthand how important it is that you build, structure, and manage a business in a way that will allow you to eventually sell it—even if that’s not your plan A. In this episode, he tells us why sometimes we have to sell even if we don’t expect to and how we can be certain to get top dollar if and when that time comes.

    In addition, David helps us understand how businesses are valued, the most common reasons why business owners sell, the types of terms that can be negotiated when buying or selling a business, and why most businesses sell for less than you’d think.

    And make sure you listen for David’s advice on how to handle situations where a seller is telling you one thing, but his financial statements are telling you another.

    Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!




    In This Episode We Cover:The difference between business broker and real estate brokerWhy the business marketplace is a secretHow business brokers work with buyers to get financingHow brokers are often dual agentsSome of the online marketplaces for business salesWhy businesses sell for a lot less than you thinkThe reasons people sell their businessesHow the value of a business depends on cash flowAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBizBuySellbusinessesforsale.com


    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow42

    • 58 Min.
    41: Outsourcing Your Way to Millions with Nathan Hirsch of Outsource School

    41: Outsourcing Your Way to Millions with Nathan Hirsch of Outsource School

    Intrigued by the concept of virtual assistants? Understandably so—the time commitment and expense of office space and in-house employees can be intimidating. Luckily, there are alternatives…

    Nathan Hirsch—serial entrepreneur and outsourcing expert—knows firsthand how difficult it can be to manage an office with lots of employees. And not only did he figure out a way to avoid it, he’s built several companies to help others do it, as well.

    As founder of his previous company FreeeUp.com, Nathan created a marketplace of remote workers and virtual assistants to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses without the need for local employees. And as a follow-up, Nathan has created OutsourceSchool.com, an educational platform where business owners can learn how to manage their businesses efficiently and effectively by using remote employees.

    In this episode, Nathan brings his expertise in outsourcing to our listeners, providing tons of actionable tips and ideas for how we can build our businesses without the overhead of office space and local employees. Nathan tells us how he built his Amazon store to over $25M in gross revenue and how he built and sold FreeeUp without a staff of local employees—only hiring remote help. He shares how we can do the same.

    Make sure you listen for Nathan’s four-step process for harnessing the power of remote employees.

    Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!




    In This Episode We Cover:Why he treats his remote team like they're in a real officeHow he built another freelancer marketplace to cater to his needsHow he makes customer service his competitive advantageWhy he may never hire someone in person againThe 4-step process to dealing with remote employeesHow to get on the same page with expectationsThe traits of virtual assistants that you want to look forWhy Nathan prefers to outsource in the Philippines3 different levels of people you hire: followers, doers, and expertsThe 90-day ruleAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBiggerPockets Real Estate PodcastUpworkFiverrFreeUpSlack 

    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow41

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    40: Buying and Growing a Small Business With Little to No Risk With Brit Foshee

    40: Buying and Growing a Small Business With Little to No Risk With Brit Foshee

    Have you ever considered buying a business but were terrified of paying more than the business is worth? Have you ever wondered what you can do to help ensure that a business you buy today will generate the numbers promised by the previous owner?

    Well, today’s guest answers both those questions, helping us to minimize our financial risk when buying a small business!

    Brit Foshee—real estate investor and small business owner—walks us through the process he used to buy his first five landscaping companies, how he consolidated them into one big company to increase their value, and how he did it all with minimal financial risk. And he tells us how we can do the same thing if we decide we want to go the route of buying a small business.

    Brit tells us how he finds the businesses he buys, how he evaluates them, how he recruits partners to run them, and most importantly, how he gets the owners to all but guarantee their financial success. And for you real estate investors out there, you’ll be amazed at how similar buying a business is to buying real estate!

    And make sure you listen for Brit’s recommendations on using “claw backs”—a way to literally guarantee that a business owner doesn’t misrepresent the numbers when selling you a business.

    Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!




    In This Episode We Cover:Brit's story from buying a property to buying businessesHow people underestimate what it takes to get a business off the groundHow he finds available businesses on the marketSimilarities between his business model and buying real estateHow a business with $1M in revenue is likely sustainable without the ownerWhy he made a partner a part-ownerCome work "with me" vs. come work "for me"Why he recommends the owner financing route when buying a businessHow he reduces expenses and increases income right after buyingWhy he thinks employees are #1The top mistake owners makeAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBiggerPockets Real Estate PodcastBRRRR StrategyBizBuySellCraigslistBiggerPockets Business Podcast 37: Choosing the Right Niche—Follow a Business Startup Journey From Day 1 with J Scott


    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow40

    • 53 Min.
    39: Creating Your Vision and Achieving Massive Success with Cameron Herold

    39: Creating Your Vision and Achieving Massive Success with Cameron Herold

    Does the book, “Vivid Vision” sound familiar? Brandon Turner (host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast) raved about it when he we interviewed him on the show last year. Brandon credited the book with helping him overcome his vague thinking, providing him the insight to hone his goals and putting him on the path to massive success with real estate syndications.

    In fact, Brandon raved so much about the book that we knew we had to have the book’s author on the show to provide our listeners a first-hand education on why creating a vision is important and how we should be doing it. And that’s what we’re doing today...

    Cameron Herold -- best-selling author, founder of The COO Alliance and the operational brain behind several behemoth companies, including 1-800-GOT-JUNK -- is here to help you learn how to clearly define your business and life vision in a way that will put both you and your team on the path to success. Cameron breaks down the steps for defining your vision, documenting your vision (hint: it’s a lot more fun than you think), and then sharing that vision with your partners, employees and prospective employees to ensure that the entire team is aligned with YOUR vision for success.

    And, for those of you who like to think about things from an analytical perspective, make sure to listen for Cameron’s mathematical formula for success…

    Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!

    In This Episode We Cover:Cameron's incredible backstoryDifference between CEO and COOHow vision impacts your businessCreative ways to relay your visionThe craziest vivid vision storyHow vision helps you attract or repel the right peopleThe miracle morning for entrepreneursCameron's secret formula to successAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Business Podcast 18: How to “Have It All” by Living with Intention with Brandon TurnerTED Talk: Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneursAsanaBasecampThe Genius NetworkTim FerrissUber 

    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow39

    • 50 Min.
    38: Converting Customers Into Fans Who Grow Your Business for You with David Meerman Scott

    38: Converting Customers Into Fans Who Grow Your Business for You with David Meerman Scott

    Do you hate marketing? Do you hate sales? Do you wish there was an easy way to grow your customer base and your profits without relying on all the old bread-and-butter sales and marketing techniques that everyone else is using? 

    Today’s guest provides us a path to business growth that doesn’t hinge on being a professional marketer or salesperson.

    David Meerman Scott—bestselling author of 11 books, including the just released Fanocracy—explains to us why the most powerful marketing force on the planet isn’t social media, television commercials, or any other traditional marketing technique. Instead, it is the ability to convert our customers into loyal fans. And he tells us how we can convert customers in our businesses into super-fans, helping us to scale and grow our business in ways that we’ve never considered.

    David uses everything from neuroscience research to the band Grateful Dead to show us how we can convert our customers into brand ambassadors for our businesses. Whether your business is a product or a service, whether you have a recurring relationship with your customers or you only engage with them once in a lifetime, David’s techniques will provide you the tools you need to get your customers to grow your business for you.

    And make sure to listen for David’s suggestion on using selfies to grow your business! It's brilliant.

    Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show!




    In This Episode We Cover:How to create fandoms to grow your businessDiscover how the 4 levels of proximity could help you get noticedWhy you should take more selfiesCharacteristics that make a true fanHow to convert your customers into loyal fansA story that turned David into a fan of a companyGiving freely vs. giving with the expectation of receiving somethingWhy you shouldn't pay for attentionAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsThe Grateful DeadHagerty Youtube Channel


    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow38

    • 1 Std. 4 Min.
    37: Choosing the Right Niche—Follow a Business Startup Journey From Day 1 with J Scott

    37: Choosing the Right Niche—Follow a Business Startup Journey From Day 1 with J Scott

    J Scott isn’t just the host of this podcast—he’s also a serial entrepreneur, who has a passion for starting businesses. And with 2020 now underway, J is finally ready to announce the launch of his latest endeavor, which he does right here on this episode of the BiggerPockets Business Podcast.

    In this episode, J talks about his criteria for choosing an industry and a specific business, he details the new business that he’s launching this week, and he dives into the nitty-gritty details of his financial projections and growth strategy.

    J tells us why “sexy” isn’t always the best choice for picking a business niche and how focusing on your existing strengths and expertise can help you create a “barrier to entry”—something that gives you a tremendous advantage over your competition and over others who might try to compete with you in the future.

    Best yet, J has promised to come back every few months and update us on this new business journey, so that our listeners can learn from both his successes and his mistakes!




    In This Episode We Cover:J's backstoryWhy sexy businesses have a ton of competitionThe 4 things J looks for in a businessPlans to start a service business in the real estate industryThe kind of staff required to launch this businessWhy redoing the existing website has been low priority compared to other marketingThe 2 sides of this business: emergency and rebuildJ's long-term planAnd SO much more!


    Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Business PodcastBiggerPockets Podcast 010 : Flipping Houses 101 with J ScottBiggerPockets Podcast 311: 6 Rules for Investing in Real Estate in the Coming Economic Shift with J ScottBiggerPockets Money Podcast 70: 7 Tips for Successfully Investing in ANY Market Condition With J Scott


    Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/bizshow37

    • 58 Min.

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