28 episodes

Stop spending and start investing.

The definition of “wealth” is an abundance of valuable possessions or money. But it's time to think outside the dictionary as we break down all the ways you can increase your financial wealth -- your business, your bank account and your bottom line.

Join host, Candy Valentino, every week to cover topics like business models, profit plans, wealth habits and real estate investing. Candy has been building businesses before she could legally order a drink. For more than two decades, she has built, scaled and exited businesses in service and retail all while creating financial freedom through real estate investing. Listen in on conversations with the most successful minds in the world, like Daymond John, Ed Mylett and Amy Lacey, alongside lessons directly from Candy leveraging her 25 years of knowledge and experience.

Why focus on becoming rich, when the true goal is to become wealthy (and not just in your finances). It doesn't matter if you are a part of Generation X, Y or Z… It's time to join Generation WEALTH. Let's start investing.

For more, follow Candy @candyvalentino.

Generation Wealth Candy Valentino

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Stop spending and start investing.

The definition of “wealth” is an abundance of valuable possessions or money. But it's time to think outside the dictionary as we break down all the ways you can increase your financial wealth -- your business, your bank account and your bottom line.

Join host, Candy Valentino, every week to cover topics like business models, profit plans, wealth habits and real estate investing. Candy has been building businesses before she could legally order a drink. For more than two decades, she has built, scaled and exited businesses in service and retail all while creating financial freedom through real estate investing. Listen in on conversations with the most successful minds in the world, like Daymond John, Ed Mylett and Amy Lacey, alongside lessons directly from Candy leveraging her 25 years of knowledge and experience.

Why focus on becoming rich, when the true goal is to become wealthy (and not just in your finances). It doesn't matter if you are a part of Generation X, Y or Z… It's time to join Generation WEALTH. Let's start investing.

For more, follow Candy @candyvalentino.

    1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder & CEO, Brian Scudamore, On How Junk Made Millions Through Franchising

    1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder & CEO, Brian Scudamore, On How Junk Made Millions Through Franchising

    Brian Scudamore is the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and O2E Brands. Brian shares the story behind how he went from hauling junk in his $700 truck to owning and operating a $600 million company. He opens up about his non-traditional path to business, why he believes in learning-as-you-go, and the real story behind why he fired his entire team and restarted from scratch. 
    Brian shares his simple ‘beer-and-barbecue’ litmus test for hiring, and how that differs when it comes to taking on a new franchise partner. He breaks down what he looks for when he wants to invest in a new vertical and why he values the Net Promoter Score (a market research metric) above all else. We also talk about his unique perspective on what it means to be wealthy and his go-to strategy for avoiding burnout as a serial entrepreneur. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    What inspired Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit  Brian’s mission and vision behind franchising 1-800-GOT-JUNK  The most common problem that he sees business owners struggling with  Key factors in Brian’s decision-making process for investing in a new company  The connection between your health, happiness, and success of your business   
    RESOURCES
    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber   The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth by Fred Reichheld    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now!  
    CONNECT WITH BRIAN
    Follow Brian: @brianscudamore  Connect with Brian on LinkedIn: Brian Scudamore  Visit Brian’s website: brianscudamore.com  Check out Brian’s new book: BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss and the Can You Imagine Movement

    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization  

    • 33 min
    Critical Legal Steps To Take For Your Business With Business Litigation Attorney, Cody Jess

    Critical Legal Steps To Take For Your Business With Business Litigation Attorney, Cody Jess

    Cody Jess is one of the top-rated Business Litigation attorneys in Phoenix, AZ.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and business law. I’m excited to share our conversation because regardless of if you’re an LLC, S corp, or C corp, you will want to hear from the guy that finds these discrepancies in business documents and get some insight into the common mistakes that he sees people making. 
     
    Cody and I talk about how to get really clear in your contracts and keep them updated, key differences between independent contractors and employees, and why you want to increase your personal liability umbrella as your assets grow. Cody breaks down what to look out for when you’re thinking about taking on a board position and critical legal areas where you don’t want to cut corners. Plus, I share my top tip for moving past the fear and dread that a lot of us feel about reviewing and organizing legal documents. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    The biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs tend to make their first few years in business (and how to avoid them)  The types of contracts that entrepreneurs should get comfortable putting into place  Why it’s crucial to have your corporate books in order, regardless of the size of your company  The attorney fees clause that you want to have in all your contracts The first thing that Cody asks when he’s been invited to sit on a board   
    RESOURCES
    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now!  
    CONNECT WITH CODY
    Connect on LinkedIn: Cody Jess 
     
    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization  

    • 38 min
    4 Ways To Start Your Business With The End In Mind

    4 Ways To Start Your Business With The End In Mind

    Something that I see so many entrepreneurs missing the mark on is how they view the trajectory of their business, more specifically, how to reverse engineer their goals to set out on that trajectory. If there comes a time when you want to grow your revenue and scale your business, you have to start with the end in mind, planning your exit from day one. By reverse engineering your goals, you avoid the hamster wheel effect and can position yourself for a lucrative exit. 
    In today’s episode, I break down the main exit strategies, the pros and cons of each method, and how they affect your current business decisions. I also touch on the four things that potential buyers look for and what I personally dig into when I’m thinking about investing in a business. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    What happens when you don’t intelligently plan your exit  The difference between mergers, acquisitions, selling to someone you know, and IPOs  Tips for getting the full return on your EBITA How to create realistic and competitive profit margin goals  Why it’s critical that your financial documents are pristine and transparent   
    RESOURCES
    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now! Join me in my new 12-week course “Multi-Million Dollar Business” at candyvalentino.com   
    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization  

    • 18 min
    How To Fight Your Insecurities As A CEO With Todd Davis, Co-Founder of LifeLock

    How To Fight Your Insecurities As A CEO With Todd Davis, Co-Founder of LifeLock

    I’m joined by Todd Davis, co-founder of LifeLock, to talk about the ups and downs of his identity theft protection startup, which was acquired by Symantec for $2.3 billion just 12 years after he launched the company. He shares the stories behind LifeLock’s iconic marketing strategies, like the $1 million guarantee and publishing his Social Security Number all over billboards and commercials. We discuss how he confronted his insecurities and self-doubt as a CEO, and what his hiring approach was for building a world-class team. He also dives into how he decided to take on venture capital and what his advice is for anyone who hears ‘no’ during an investment pitch. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    How to differentiate yourself through innovation  Building your presence via bold and unconventional branding techniques  The top leadership tips he learned from his time working with Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies How Todd quickly recovered from losing $1 billion of market capital in one day  How Todd is applying what he learned during his career at LifeLock to his new ventures in the CBD industry   
    RESOURCES
    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now!  
    CONNECT WITH TODD
    Connect on LinkedIn: Todd Davis 
    Learn more about LifeLock: lifelock.com 
     
    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization  

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Power Of Collaboration & "Old School" Marketing Techniques With Alison Lumbatis, CEO Of Outfit Formulas®

    The Power Of Collaboration & "Old School" Marketing Techniques With Alison Lumbatis, CEO Of Outfit Formulas®

    I’m joined by Alison Lumbatis, the CEO of Outfit Formulas®, speaker, and best-selling author. Outfit Formulas® is an online styling program that has taught over 100,000 members how to curate a functional, fashionable wardrobe they feel confident wearing. We discuss the tipping point that inspired her to take the leap, leave her steady corporate job, and embark on her entrepreneurial journey. She shares her number one piece of advice to anyone starting out, what her biggest mistake was as a rookie entrepreneur, and how community and mentorship have impacted her growth as a business owner. We also discuss the power of strategic collaborations and using ‘old school’ marketing techniques like SEO and email lists. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    What prompted Alison to start blogging, even though it wasn’t generating any income at the time Why getting your customer’s feedback and buy-in is crucial for growth  Key techniques that Alison has used to grow her email list Recognizing that you bring something valuable into masterminds and networking events, regardless of your current revenue or business experience  Getting clear on what has really worked well in your business, but you’ve stopped doing  
    RESOURCES
    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now!  
    CONNECT WITH ALISON 
    Follow Alison: @alisonlumbatis 
    Follow Outfit Formulas®: @outfitformulasofficial 
    Shop Outfit Formulas®: outfitformulas.com 
    Learn more about Alison: alisonlumbatis.com 
     
    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization 

    • 28 min
    How To Build And Exit A Billion Dollar Brand With Amy Lacey, Founder Of Cali’flour Foods

    How To Build And Exit A Billion Dollar Brand With Amy Lacey, Founder Of Cali’flour Foods

    I’m joined by Amy Lacey, founder of Cali’flour Foods and national best-selling author of Cali’flour Kitchen and The Clean Switch. After being diagnosed with lupus in 2010, she needed to make major changes in her diet and give up one of her favorite traditions: pizza with her family on Friday nights. She decided to get creative in the kitchen and ended up developing the OG cauliflower pizza crust that actually satisfied her cravings, but helped her stay on track with her health goals. 
     
    Amy talks candidly about mistakes that she’s made along the way, including not having solid legal contracts in place and not trusting her intuition. She gives her top tips when it comes to finding the right business partner and investors. We discuss her non-traditional exit, valuing the success of the company over your own ego, and what her role at Cali’flour Foods is nowadays. Amy shares so much wisdom about branding, scaling, and the power of showing up, so tune in to hear her story and learn more! 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    How making your customer the hero will transform your profitability and growth  Amy’s process of getting Cali’flour Foods in supermarkets  How Amy’s ‘handshake mentality’ backfired  The story behind how Cali’flour Foods went from -$269,000 in profit to $5.6 million (and then $20 million the year after that!)  Accepting that you have limited skills and partnering with people who complement your abilities  The bittersweet nature of operational efficiency and realizing that your brand can run without you

    RESOURCES
    Buy your ticket for the next Wealth & Business Summit on November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ. Early bird pricing is available now!  
    CONNECT WITH AMY
    Follow Amy: @heyamylacey
    Shop Cali’flour Foods: califlourfoods.com
    Follow Cali’flour Foods: @califlourfoods 
    CONNECT WITH CANDY
    Follow me: @candyvalentino
    Join Founders Organization 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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