18 episodes

Expensive Advice is a podcast where you’ll hear the kind of insider conversations you can’t hear anywhere else. Hosted by Adam Rundle founder of Clever Profits - a financial advisory firm serving wealthy successful founders and business owners. He’ll be talking to leading industry experts, business leaders, and founders about the secrets and stories they don’t normally share. With access to these kinds of great stories, he’s looking to avoid expensive mistakes and have fun along the way.

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Expensive Advice is a podcast where you’ll hear the kind of insider conversations you can’t hear anywhere else. Hosted by Adam Rundle founder of Clever Profits - a financial advisory firm serving wealthy successful founders and business owners. He’ll be talking to leading industry experts, business leaders, and founders about the secrets and stories they don’t normally share. With access to these kinds of great stories, he’s looking to avoid expensive mistakes and have fun along the way.

Join me.

    What It Takes To Bring A Startup To Life with Andrew Gazdecki

    What It Takes To Bring A Startup To Life with Andrew Gazdecki

    Andrew Gazdecki is the CEO of MicroAcquire, a company that helps startups get acquired in as little as 30 days. The company has closed over $ 500 million worth of deals and aims to establish itself as the most founder-friendly acquisition marketplace for startup owners. Andrew has always been an entrepreneur, which started in his teen years when he started selling on eBay. His first official experience as an entrepreneur was when he founded Bizness Apps in 2010, which was successfully acquired in 2018 by ESW Capital. Andrew is also the author of Getting Acquired: How I Built and Sold My SaaS Startup, where he talks about how he founded a startup on his own without any real work experience.



     



    Andrew joins me to discuss where his entrepreneurial journey started and how building iPhone apps eventually led to his big financial break. He shares his thoughts on the luck aspect of owning a successful business and explains that startups are more about motivation and grinding than intelligence. He also describes why he saw Blockchain as ‘the next big thing’ a few years earlier and shares actionable advice to entrepreneurs who are building a business while raising a family.



     

    "Building startups is a game of mental endurance, taking care of yourself, and not getting too high on the wind."

    - Andrew Gazdecki

     



    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    * Andrew's entrepreneurial journey

    * How the iPhone inspired Andrew to build apps as a career

    * Andrew's thoughts on being lucky as a business owner

    * Blockchain and how its potential is like the smartphone and the internet

    * Andrew’s perspective on being positioned to sell from day one

    * The importance of enjoying your work as an entrepreneur

    * Andrew's advice to those new to building a startup

    * What's in the pipeline for MicroAcquire?

    * Andrew's advice to entrepreneurs juggling building a business while raising children



     



    Connect with Andrew Gazdecki:



    * MicroAcquire

    * Andrew Gazdecki on LinkedIn

    * Andrew Gazdecki on Twitter

    * Andrew Gazdecki Official Website



     

    Turning Boring Money into FUN Money

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    • 45 min
    Tracking Inflation And Consumer Behavior with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone

    Tracking Inflation And Consumer Behavior with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone

    Jean-Luc  Johnstone and Matt Smith are part of the CleverProfits’ team of advisors. Both are chartered accountants in South Africa. Jean has over seven years of advising experience focusing on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance across South Africa, Ireland, and the UK. Matt was a junior lecturer at Rhodes University. Both completed a 3-year Audit course at Moore Cape Town. Their job at CleverProfits is to ensure we make the right decisions regarding expansion and risk management.



    In this episode, Matt and Jean join me to discuss inflation. They share the definition of inflation and what makes it go up and down. They explain how inflation and interest rates correlate and describe how consumer behavior changes depending on interest rates and inflation. They discuss their thoughts on volatile markets such as crypto and how inflation has also impacted their growth. They also describe how consumer behavior has changed after the COVID-19 pandemic.



     

    "Every time inflation increases, the value of our purchasing power decreases for the same dollar we have in our pockets." - Jean-Luc Johnstone

     



    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    US inflation rates, where it's at, and where it's headed

    Defining inflation and how it affects commodity prices

    The economics behind interest rates and inflation

    The difference between floating and fixed-rate loans

    Volatile markets and how inflation drove prices down

    Analyzing consumer behavior in a post-COVID world



    Connect with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone:



     



    Matt Smith on LinkedIn

    Jean-Luc Johnstone on LinkedIn



     

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    • 28 min
    Staying Competitive During Inflation

    Staying Competitive During Inflation

    Inflation has become one of the most searched words on the internet in 2022, and it’s a sign that many things will get more expensive. More than just everyday necessities, business owners also have to factor in various added costs on existing projects, especially marketing and client acquisition. What should business owners prepare for during inflation, and what should be our mindset?



    In this episode, I discuss how businesses can stay competitive in their respective industries despite inflation. I share some of the different costs that will likely go up, especially overhead and marketing. I describe how inflation affects everyone regardless of status and why business projections need to be reviewed. I also explain what we can still expect to see before the year ends, especially regarding topline revenue.

    "We have to be realistic to the fact that we may not be as bullish on our projections as we have been." - Adam Rundle

    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    How to be competitive in the market despite inflation

    Inflation and its effects on business owners

    What we'll see in the coming months regarding topline revenue

    The different costs that would likely increase

    Why we have to be ruthless when it comes to overhead



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    • 7 min
    Expert Advisory Valuations in a Post-Pandemic World with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone

    Expert Advisory Valuations in a Post-Pandemic World with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone

    Matt Smith and Jean-Luc "JL" Johnstone are members of CleverProfits' team of advisors. JL is a certified chartered accountant in South Africa with more than seven years of advising experience focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions throughout South Africa, the UK, and Ireland. Matt is a chartered accountant and Account Manager who is also in South Africa. He spent over a year as a junior lecturer at Rhodes University. Matt and JL completed their 3-year traineeship at Moore Cape Town, focusing on Audit. As CleverProfits' advisors, they're responsible for helping our organization settle on the ideal choices concerning risk management and expansion.



    Matt and JL join me today to discuss the most critical aspect of valuations and what makes them different from pricing. They explain the three universal approaches to valuations and why there's nothing wrong with having high or low valuations. They provide their thoughts on overvalued companies post-pandemic and the current state of the valuation industry. They also describe scenarios where price and value aren't necessarily high or low.

    "Capital is drying up around the world, and it is a little bit concerning." - Matt Smith

    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    * The most important aspect of valuations

    * How valuations help you understand your business

    * The three universal approaches to valuations

    * Incentivizing low and high valuations

    * The difference between pricing and valuations

    * Factors that affect both price and value

    * Situations where value and price aren't high or low

    * Their thoughts on Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout proposal

    * The state of the valuation industry

    * Are there too many overvalued companies



    Connect with Matt Smith and Jean-Luc Johnstone:



    * Matt Smith on LinkedIn

    * Jean-Luc Johnstone on LinkedIn



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    • 33 min
    The Powerful Idea Behind Cryptocurrency with Jack Butcher

    The Powerful Idea Behind Cryptocurrency with Jack Butcher

    Jack Butcher is the Founder of Vizualize Value, a company that sprouted out of his need to have a fun business consulting firm focusing on making learning, teaching, and selling easier to visualize. He also founded Opponent, a content consultation company specializing in product innovation, branding, marketing, and growth. Before starting the two companies, Jack worked with various New York advertising companies as part of the creative and advertising teams.



    Jack joins us to share his thoughts on money, the blockchain, and cryptocurrency. We discuss what inspired him to travel to New York and his career in advertising. We discuss how one tweet caused him to rethink his perspective on money and growth. We discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted his business. We also discuss why crypto is here to stay, its appeal, and how it speeds up resource allocation.

    "Don't expect people to understand crypto until they use it." - Jack Butcher

    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    * How Vizualize Value fared during the pandemic

    * What made Jack rethink the way he vizualizes value

    * Jack's opinions on crypto and the switches that were flipped during COVID-19

    * What the Not Investment Advice podcast is all about

    * Why cryptocurrency users have a higher tolerance for risk

    * The long-term appeal of cryptocurrency in resource allocation

    * NFTs and why they're a controversial subject

    * What's in the pipeline for Jack and his company



    Resources Mentioned:



    * How to Get Rich (without getting lucky) Tweet by Naval



    Connect with Jack Butcher:



    * Visualize Value

    * Opponent

    * Visualize Value YouTube Channel

    * Jack Butcher on LinkedIn

    * Jack Butcher on Facebook

    * Jack Butcher on Instagram

    * Jack Butcher on Twitter

    * Not Investment Advice Podcast



     

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    • 43 min
    Making An Exit On Your Terms

    Making An Exit On Your Terms

    Whether you want to or not, at some point, every entrepreneur will eventually exit their business. Whether you initiate the exit or for unexpected reasons, you’re forced to leave, exiting your business is simply a natural evolution of business growth and trajectory. And because of this, it’s crucial that every entrepreneur starts to prepare for their eventual departure so your exit strategy happens on your terms instead of someone else’s.



    In this episode, I explain the benefits of preparing for your exit now and highlight the type of things that can happen if you’re not prepared. I describe the questions we should be asking about ourselves and our business for our eventual exit. I also discuss how life-changing a business exit can be, especially if you’ve wanted to retire for a while.

    "You can exit in an extremely positive manner, which can be life-changing." - Adam Rundle

    This week on the Expensive Advice Podcast:



    * Reflecting on my conversation with Thomas Smale on exiting your business someday

    * Why we should think about exiting now

    * What can go wrong if we're not prepared to exit

    * The questions we need to ask in preparing for a business exit



    Turning Boring Money into FUN Money

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    • 4 min

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