5 episodes

Todd Smith from Blue Horizon Venture Consulting shares no-nonsense business, marketing, and entrepreneurial insights to help you succeed in building a lifelong sustainable venture. He also delves into the world of alternative investing in things such as real estate and angel investing into high growth businesses. All with the idea in mind that life is an adventure, meant to be lived to the fullest. His quest is to help one million people around the world achieve a life of financial freedom.

Brass Tacks Business Podcast Todd Smith

    • Business

Todd Smith from Blue Horizon Venture Consulting shares no-nonsense business, marketing, and entrepreneurial insights to help you succeed in building a lifelong sustainable venture. He also delves into the world of alternative investing in things such as real estate and angel investing into high growth businesses. All with the idea in mind that life is an adventure, meant to be lived to the fullest. His quest is to help one million people around the world achieve a life of financial freedom.

    Time Management

    Time Management

    In this episode we'll talk about how to manage time in business and in one's personal life.  How to calculate the value of your time, how to stem the flow of constant interruptions, using technology to your advantage, being punctual, having self-discipline, creating goals and lists, time-blocking. dealing with unplanned activities, odd lot time, delegating, buying expertise, coaching, masterminding, and work environment. 

    • 26 min
    BTB 4 True Sources of Seed Capital

    BTB 4 True Sources of Seed Capital

    Sometimes the most obvious sources of capital are right in front of you, if you just take the time to look! In this episode, we'll explore self-generated capital, friends & family, networking, crowdfunding, alternative financing, angel investors, grand funding, and even bank funding.  We'll take a look at the many different ways there are to pool together enough capital to make your business move. Capital is usually abundant if you take the time to seek it out.  This episode should help steer you in the right direction!

    • 52 min
    BTB1 Brass Tacks Business

    BTB1 Brass Tacks Business

    In this episode, we'll talk about the value of business plans in the Lean Startup era, and why the notion that plans are no longer useful is a myth.  We'll look at the value of plans for both startups and early stage/high growth businesses as well as mature companies.  Finally, we'll look at the value ladder of capital acquisition and how you can tie your business plan development to your company's capitalization.  Be sure to check out our forthcoming book, "The Brass Tacks Guide to Writing a Winning Business Plan" available at www.BrassTacksBooks.com

    • 38 min
    BTB2 Brass Tacks Business

    BTB2 Brass Tacks Business

    Covid-19 has thrown quite a wrench into the global economy.  Real estate is a big part of that.  With many workers now working from home, there is less of a need for office space.  And, a huge swath of retail business have gone out of business or soon might.  So there's pressure on that segment of the market as well.  The hospitality industry has taken a huge blow, one that may reverberate for years. Evictions and foreclosures have been forestalled thanks to government intervention, but for how long?  Will we see another rash of distressed housing inventory?  Or, are investors sitting on the sidelines waiting for some big drop that will never come, and could they pile into the real estate market and actually drive up asset values?  Todd checks in with Professor Eric Sussman from UCLA Anderson and Founding Partner of Clear Capital, LLC for his take on what's happened and how to navigate these tricky waters. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BTB 3 Brass Tacks Business

    BTB 3 Brass Tacks Business

    On today's Brass Tacks Business episode, we discuss how many of the most successful people in business have been so laser-focused on their business and their work that they overlook their personal health and their important relationships.  Eventually, not taking care of yourself physiologically and psychologically will have a negative impact on you and those close to you.  Medical advances and exponentially advancing knowledge are making it easier than ever to dial in your own personal peak performance.  The result: working smarter, not harder.  Think about the value of extending your healthy lifespan another five, ten, or even twenty years.  Todd interviews Steve Adams, founder of the Tiger Performance Institute (www.tigerpi.com) to discuss exciting advances in productivity, longevity, and more. 

    • 57 min

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