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Stories of people doing business and life well. We explore what it means and what it takes to do business and life well.

I’m your host, Peter Wilson. If you’re like me, you’re intrigued by stories of common people who have achieved uncommon success in business and life. Join me as I interview fascinating people about how they got started, their successes and failures, their habits and routines, and what inspires them.

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Stories of people doing business and life well. We explore what it means and what it takes to do business and life well.

I’m your host, Peter Wilson. If you’re like me, you’re intrigued by stories of common people who have achieved uncommon success in business and life. Join me as I interview fascinating people about how they got started, their successes and failures, their habits and routines, and what inspires them.

    Building Dreams: Inside Blue Water Design Build

    Building Dreams: Inside Blue Water Design Build

    Join Peter Wilson as he sits down with Kirk and Donna Gronvold, the husband and wife team behind Blue Water Design Build, a Seattle-based design-build firm specializing in home renovations and remodels. In this engaging episode, Kirk and Donna share their passion for transforming outdated homes into beautiful, functional spaces that families love.
    Discover the origin of the Blue Water name and how Kirk's love of fishing inspired it. Learn about the couple's design-build philosophy, which focuses on understanding how clients live in their homes in order to create spaces that flow and function optimally for each family's unique needs.
    Kirk, a third-generation builder, discusses Blue Water's specialty in renovating older homes, including the challenges of bringing unfinished basements and cramped spaces up to modern standards while maintaining budgets. Donna shares her role in the design process and how she helps clients navigate the multitude of decisions to achieve a cohesive, personalized design.
    The Gronvolds also share memorable client stories, from a young family's basement turned dream space, to a studs-out remodel of a client's childhood home. Hear how Kirk and Donna work together as a team and why they love seeing the impact their work has on their clients' daily lives.
    Whether you're considering a home remodel or simply enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at a successful family business, this episode of Biz and Life Done Well offers valuable insights and inspiration. Tune in for an inside look at the world of home renovations with the talented team at Blue Water Design Build.
    Resources:website - Blue Water Design Buildpodcast home - Biz & Life Done Well

    • 33 min
    Receivership Unveiled: Insights from Jake Flothe of RTC

    Receivership Unveiled: Insights from Jake Flothe of RTC

    Peter interviews Jake Flothe, in-house counsel for Resource Transition Consultants (RTC), a company specializing in receivership services. Jake explains the concept of receivership, an alternative to bankruptcy that involves either turning around distressed businesses or liquidating their assets. 
    Jake highlights the cost-effectiveness and streamlined nature of receivership compared to traditional bankruptcy. He shares insights into the process, including voluntary and involuntary receiverships, and the motivations behind choosing this route. He also delves into the types of work RTC handles, emphasizing their diverse expertise in lending, business management, and operations. 
    The conversation touches on specific cases, such as a successful turnaround in the cannabis industry, and Jake offers advice for entrepreneurs on the importance of due diligence and proper legal preparation. 
    Visit RTCReceivers.com to learn more about RTC and contact Jake.

    • 20 min
    The Branding Iron: Forging a Thriving Design & Print Business with Lillyan Hendershot

    The Branding Iron: Forging a Thriving Design & Print Business with Lillyan Hendershot

    Peter interviews Lillyan Hendershot, the Art Director and Co-Founder of The Branding Iron. In this episode, Peter and Lillyan reminisce about their shared history, from their early days working together to the growth of their respective businesses. Discover how Lillyan transitioned from a fine arts background to graphic design and entrepreneurship, and learn about the diverse range of services The Branding Iron offers. This episode is filled with insights on networking, the importance of a physical office, and the evolution of business post-COVID. Tune in for inspiring stories of perseverance, community involvement, and the ever-evolving world of branding and design.
    Here are some key takeaways from Peter's interview with Lillyan:
    Lillyan transitioned from aspiring to be an oil painter to becoming a successful graphic designer and business owner. She got her bachelor's degree in fine arts oil painting but realized it would be difficult to make a living as an artist, so she pursued graphic design instead, getting a master's degree in media design1.Lillyan and Peter Wilson, the interviewer, have known each other since around 2013 when their businesses shared office space together. Peter helped Lillyan and her business partner build out the office space1.Networking through the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was crucial for Lillyan in getting graphic design clients when she was first starting her freelance business. The connections she made helped jumpstart her business1.The Branding Iron offers a wide range of services including graphic design, logo design, website design, printing, signage, and more. They work with a variety of clients from small businesses to nonprofits to city governments1.Lillyan has seen her clients' businesses grow over the years as she's worked with them. She enjoys establishing long-term relationships and watching their success1.Post-COVID, Lillyan has seen a huge increase in producing materials for events as businesses and organizations sponsor more community events to market themselves1.While Lillyan initially worried that print might die out in the digital age, she's realized there will always be a need for printed materials. The key is diversifying services to include digital offerings as well1.In summary, the interview provides an interesting look at Lillyan's journey as an artist and entrepreneur, the importance of networking and community involvement for business growth, and how The Branding Iron has evolved its services over the years to meet changing client needs. Lillyan's story demonstrates the rewards of pursuing one's passions while also being adaptable in business.
    Resources:The Branding Iron

    • 30 min
    Hypnosis as a Tool for Profound Change With Todd Goodwin

    Hypnosis as a Tool for Profound Change With Todd Goodwin

    Step into a world of transformation with this episode of 'Biz and Life Done Well.' Peter sits down with Todd Goodwin, a seasoned hypnotist who unlocks the deeper potential of the human mind. Todd shares fascinating insights into how hypnosis can gently guide us through our inner landscapes to heal past traumas and reshape our lives.
    Whether you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or just looking for a new way to approach life's challenges, this conversation offers practical solutions for personal growth. Perfect for anyone looking to find balance and enhance their wellbeing, this episode is a heartfelt exploration of what it means to truly change from the inside out.
    Resources
    Goodwin Hypnosis WebsiteGoodwin Hypnosis YouTube ChannelNeed help with your marketing? Contact bizmktg.comSchedule a no-obligation marketing consultation

    • 31 min
    Unlock The Power Of "Lean Marketing" With Bestselling Author Allan Dib

    Unlock The Power Of "Lean Marketing" With Bestselling Author Allan Dib

    Join us as we explore Allan Dib's groundbreaking approach in his new book, "Lean Marketing." Building on the success of his bestselling "The 1-Page Marketing Plan," Allan introduces the concept of streamlining marketing efforts to maximize efficiency and minimize waste, similar to lean manufacturing principles. Throughout the webinar, he highlights the importance of avoiding "random acts of marketing" by implementing a focused strategy that aligns closely with business goals. Allan shares personal stories and practical advice, urging small businesses to adopt a lean approach for more impactful and efficient marketing outcomes.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Driving Success: JC Fawcett on Building Washington's Top Driving School

    Driving Success: JC Fawcett on Building Washington's Top Driving School

    Peter's guest is JC Fawcett, President of Defensive Driving School, the largest driving school in Washington State. In this episode JC details the foundational narrative of his business, from acquiring a faltering driving school to navigating complex challenges and regulatory landscapes to foster growth and stability.
    This discussion delves into JC's business philosophies, his proactive approaches to overcoming operational challenges, and his commitment to exceptional customer service. Gain insights into the strategic decisions that propelled Defensive Driving School to the forefront of the industry and the lessons learned along the way. 

    • 36 min

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Great show!

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Great podcast

Love the business advice and great conversations featured on this podcast. Peter and guests give tangible business feedback that actually works.

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