101 episodes

A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer.

Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas?

Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage?

If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you.

Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals.

The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business.

You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. 

All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge.


You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. 



You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly…

Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business.

You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business.

Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and…



With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out.

About Your Host:
Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business.

He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012.


He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals.



He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator.


Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford.


He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast.



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Build a Business Success Secrets Brandon C. White

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A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer.

Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas?

Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage?

If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you.

Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals.

The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business.

You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. 

All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge.


You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. 



You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly…

Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business.

You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business.

Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and…



With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out.

About Your Host:
Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business.

He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012.


He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals.



He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator.


Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford.


He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast.



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    Becca Jordan Wright Founder of Piedmont Pennies On Why Being Cheesy is Her Calling | Ep. 133

    Becca Jordan Wright Founder of Piedmont Pennies On Why Being Cheesy is Her Calling | Ep. 133

    Becca Jordan Wright is the Founder and Owner of Piedmont Pennies, North Carolina's handcrafted cheese snack.

    Born and raised in North Carolina, with a corporate background in Management Consulting and Big Tech, Becca's love for hospitality and food was finally realized when she launched Piedmont Pennies D2C in September 2020 during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    Becca's goal was to provide her community a way to "Stay cheesin" during the difficult times of COVID, and she enlisted the help of her fellow MBA classmates to "pinch pennies" and market.

    Today, Piedmont Pennies is based in Charlotte, NC, employees five NC residents, and is in over 40 retail stores as well as online at Piedmont Pennies.

    Based on her Grandmother's recipe, these spicy cheese snacks are the perfect cross between a homemade cracker and a biscuit. They pair perfectly alongside a cold beer or glass of wine, and make the ideal charcuterie board addition for your savory snack lover. 

    We talk about how she went from managment consulting, to getting her MBA, doing an internship at Facebook, getting an offer, turning it down and going all in on Piedmont Pennies. Also...
    We talk about if spending the money on an MBA is worth it and do you need it to be an entrepreneur. 

    You'll love Becca and this episode!

    Get your cheese fix at Piedmont Pennies online
     
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    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

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    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you...

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
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    4 Zinger Questions You Want to be Prepared for in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 132

    4 Zinger Questions You Want to be Prepared for in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 132

    Be prepared to answer these four questions in your investor meetings. They're not your typical questions and you don't want to get caught off guard and blow your whole investor meeting. 

    The fourth one is the biggest zinger. If you're prepared to answer it with out missing a beat, you'll surely look like a rock start and likely win over investors. We bet it causes a long pause when you think about it. 

    If you have a great answer write to us. We want to hear it.
    This is a follow on episode to episode 131 where we covered 93 questions investors can ask in your pitch meetings.  Listen to the episode and...
    You don't have to write them all down because we made it easy for you 

    Download this free cheat sheet with all 93 questions >>>
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    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

    Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas?

    If you are you'll also love our print newsletter...

    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you...

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
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    93 Questions You Need to be Prepared to Answer in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 131

    93 Questions You Need to be Prepared to Answer in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 131

    If you're going to raise money for your company you're going to get asked a ton of questions from your first meeting, to your second all the way through the due diligence period until you finally close your round.

    Over the years I've kept a running list of questions that investors have asked me and our companies when pitching all the way through to the close and...

    Questions I've asked as a venture capitalist and angel investor when entrepreneurs are pitching.
    You don't have to write them all down because we made it easy for you 

    Download this free cheat sheet with all 93 questions >>>
    Listen to the episode stress free then download the cheatsheet with all the questions and you're all set.
    Please support our sponsors that make this podcast possible free for you.

    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

    Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas?

    If you are you'll also love our print newsletter...

    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you...

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
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    Down and Dirty on Bootstrapping a Business with Brian Hahn CoFounder of Nomad | Ep. 130

    Down and Dirty on Bootstrapping a Business with Brian Hahn CoFounder of Nomad | Ep. 130

    Brian Hahn Co-founded Nomad with his business partner Noah Dentzel nine years ago. They've bootstrapped the company since it's inception with their first Kick Starter project, have not taken any investor money and have been going strong ever since 2012. And...
    It all started with a single product idea - an ultra-portable, minimalist charging cable. Yes, they started by making a charging cable and built a sucessful company with over thirty employees.
    Nomad makes beautifially designed, fuctional products for your Apple products. They use the highest quality, longest-lasting materials available. All Nomad's concepts are created from the ground up, rather than white labeling existing products.

    From the Horween Leather they use for their cases and Apple Watch straps, to the rugged Kevlar® construction of our cables, they choose materials that stand out and outlast.
    Brian is a cool cat and you'll love our concersaton and all the tips he drops from running Kickstarter campaigns, online marketing, getting along with your co-founders, building a cool product company and more...
    Thanks for supporting our sponsors that make this podcast possible for free for you.

    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

    Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas?

    If you are you'll also love our print newsletter...

    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you.

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
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    • 59 min
    7 Tips to Nail Your Investor Meeting - Part 16 of How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors | Ep. 129

    7 Tips to Nail Your Investor Meeting - Part 16 of How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors | Ep. 129

    Part 16 of our Masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides.

    You've built your investor pitch deck, lined up meetings with investors and now it's time for your investor meeting. What do you do in the meeting?
    These seven tips will give you the playbook to make sure you're giving you and your company the very best shot at raising money from investors. They're prepare you for what to expect so you're not caught off guard. 
    Put these tips to work and go get'em! 

    What is this Perfecting Your Pitch Masterclass Series?
    We're perfecting your pitch so you have the very best chance to raise the money from investors to take your business to the next level.
    If you want to raise or borrow money you need the right pitch deck. Do it wrong and it's the difference between raising the money you need for your business and not raising any.

    You'll get it right by following this simple, proven, battle tested thirteen slide pitch deck outline.
    Thanks for supporting our sponsors that make this podcast possible for free for you.

    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

    Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas?

    If you are you'll also love our print newsletter...

    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you.

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
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    • 9 min
    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 15 Slide 13 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 126

    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 15 Slide 13 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 126

    Part 15 of our Masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides.

    This is your last slide in your pitch deck and where you summarize your story for investors. 

    We explain exactly what to put on this slide and the good news is that you already have the information. It's only a matter of picking out which pieces of information to put on it. 

    What is this Perfecting Your Pitch Masterclass Series?
    We're perfecting your pitch so you have the very best chance to raise the money from investors to take your business to the next level.
    If you want to raise or borrow money you need the right pitch deck. Do it wrong and it's the difference between raising the money you need for your business and not raising any.

    You'll get it right by following this simple, proven, battle tested thirteen slide pitch deck outline.
    Thanks for supporting our sponsors that make this podcast possible for free for you.

    The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter

    Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent, and ideas?

    If you are you'll also love our print newsletter...

    Build a Business Success Secrets is a monthly playbook on the inner workings of building a company. It's written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

    Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

    One last note....we're going the extra mile for you.

    This episode is enhanced with Dolby Sound processing to give you a smooth, easy listening experience. Why are we investing the extra money to to this?

    Because you're worth it as one of our listeners!
    More Information on Build a Business Success Secrets

    • 5 min

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