103 episodes

The Business Equation is a weekly podcast that features successful professionals from all over the world, hosted by Nick Bogacz - self-made small business success story. Nick drills deep into each guest’s passions, paths, and skill sets - with each conversation being predicated on the power of positive mindset.The state of mind we bring to work with us every day 100% determines whether we make it to the peak of the mountaintop or fall short of everything we want to accomplish. This time-tested philosophy has woven itself into the tapestry of every successful person on the planet and has set the tone for the vision and direction of this podcast.With every episode, Nick sets out to do one thing: give back. Each conversation embodies the power of mindset and portrays it in a way that resonates with anyone willing to receive, absorb, and put the message to work in their everyday practices.

The Business Equation Podcast Nick Bogacz

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The Business Equation is a weekly podcast that features successful professionals from all over the world, hosted by Nick Bogacz - self-made small business success story. Nick drills deep into each guest’s passions, paths, and skill sets - with each conversation being predicated on the power of positive mindset.The state of mind we bring to work with us every day 100% determines whether we make it to the peak of the mountaintop or fall short of everything we want to accomplish. This time-tested philosophy has woven itself into the tapestry of every successful person on the planet and has set the tone for the vision and direction of this podcast.With every episode, Nick sets out to do one thing: give back. Each conversation embodies the power of mindset and portrays it in a way that resonates with anyone willing to receive, absorb, and put the message to work in their everyday practices.

    Tapping Into the Mindset of a Stand-Up Comedian w/ Steve Trevino

    Tapping Into the Mindset of a Stand-Up Comedian w/ Steve Trevino

    EPISODE SUMMARY: Here we are...100 episodes deep! Through all the interviews, through all the solo recordings, through everything...THANK YOU for being a loyal listener of The Business Equation Podcast. My goal is to bring you real conversations with real entrepreneurs and professionals that helps you get an understanding of the mindset necessary to find success in your world. It's obvious we are on a good path together and I can't wait to bring you more quality content as The Business Equation continues to move down the tracks!

    As we hit the century mark, we are taking a dive deep into the mindset of a stand-up comedian. Without question, speaking in front of an audience is not easy. Add to it the pressure of having to be funny?! The mindset you need to make this all come together is truly special...and today, we are going to hear the story of how one comedian refused to give up until he became successful at his craft.

    On Episode 100 of The Business Equation Podcast, I am pleased to welcome none other than stand-up comedian Steve Trevino. Steve is a successful comedian across the country and went from working the door at comedy clubs to specials airing on Showtime, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. As you'll learn, it was his never-say-quit attitude and consistent work ethic that led to the break that put him on the map...over 10 years after first breaking into the business.

    If you like what you hear today, you can check out Steve's comedy specials, discover where he'll be appearing next, listen to his podcast, and connect with him on social media at stevetrevino.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

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    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

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    The Power of Getting Better Every Day w/ Patrick Huey

    The Power of Getting Better Every Day w/ Patrick Huey

    EPISODE SUMMARY: There are a lot of things in your life that you can control...and a lot of things you cannot. Regardless of how hard you try, things are going to happen that impact you in a negative way. Knowing this is inevitable, it's important to understand that having resiliency and learning from those negative experiences will make you stronger as you continue to forge ahead in your endeavors.

    One thing that is in your control is your ability to master your craft. Your ability to get better at what you do each and every day. If you're willing to put in the work, you have a much larger chance of being the best at what you do. It takes daily effort. It takes positive mindset. It takes a commitment to improvement and never getting complacent in your practices.

    Episode 99 of The Business Equation Podcast exemplifies this philosophy. I'm joined by Patrick Huey, a veteran of the Air Force turned Certified Financial Planner who strongly believes in being readily available for his clients, being present in his business, and keeping his focus on getting a little bit better at what he does with each new day he faces.

    We also get into plenty of talk about today's market trends and Patrick's views on knowledgeable investors, investing wisely, the value of face-to-face meetings, and more.

    ABOUT PATRICK: Patrick Huey is the owner of Victory Independent Planning, LLC., as well as the author of History Lessons for the Modern Investor and The Seven Pillars of (Financial) Wisdom.

    He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, and an Accredited Tax Preparer. Patrick earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. Lieutenant Huey served as a Naval Flight Officer from 1996-2005, earning the Strike Fighter Air Medal during combat operations and two Navy Achievement Medals. He enjoys travel, golf, tennis, and spending time with his wife Dixie and their son Fletcher.

    You can connect with Patrick and pick up both his books at victoryindependentplanning.com or by email at patrick@victoryindependentplanning.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

    Connect with Nick Bogacz and The Business Equation!
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    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

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    Battle-Tested Tactics For Building a Winning Online Business w/ Mark Firth

    Battle-Tested Tactics For Building a Winning Online Business w/ Mark Firth

    EPISODE SUMMARY: What are some of the traits you look for when building a team that will take your brand to the next level?

    There are several factors to weigh, including but not limited to whether you wish to bring someone into your fold with ample experience versus someone who's coachable and possesses a growth mindset that allows them to grow into their position.

    There are many approaches that work when building your business...and many that don't. The key is implementing what works best for you. Today, we are going to explore strategies and tactics with someone who's helped brands build into the seven figure range and beyond!

    In Episode 98 of The Business Equation Podcast, I'm joined by none other than Mark Firth. Mark is a successful online entrepreneur who parlayed his years of corporate experience into the foundation of Linkedpreneurs, a company where Mark combines traditional B2B sales and online marketing initiatives to generate quality leads., in 2017.

    Mark has been helping entrepreneurs and business professionals find success at all levels and today, his energetic and positive outlook will be coming to you in spades as Episode 98 of The Business Equation unfolds!

    MORE ABOUT MARK: Mark Firth spent a large portion of his life working a corporate job in London, but he was left feeling unfulfilled and in need of creating an impact. He decided to take an extended break and visit Colombia, not knowing it would be one of the best decisions of his life.

    Mark met, fell in love and quickly started a family in Columbia, but he didn't have a job. To support his new family, he wanted to start an online business and remembered that when he worked for corporate companies like IBM and Siemens, he used LinkedIn to prospect and book qualified sales calls through a personalized approach based on human-to-human connection.

    It was this revelation that led to the birth of Linkedpreneurs in 2017.

    Since then, Mark has helped thousands of business owners and solopreneurs to consistently book qualified calls that become clients through LinkedIn using their personal connection system called Emotional Brand Intelligence. In return, his clients have more time, money and freedom to make an impact and change their life.

    You can connect with Mark on his website markfirthonline.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

    Connect with Nick Bogacz and The Business Equation!
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    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

    • 28 min
    The Power of Effective Marketing & Customer Experience w/ Dr. Charles Livingston

    The Power of Effective Marketing & Customer Experience w/ Dr. Charles Livingston

    EPISODE SUMMARY: Think about the last time you had a great customer experience. Everything clicked. The service was spot on, the staff was friendly, and the ambiance was exactly what you expected when you first decided to patronize that business. That type of experience is something that will bring you back time and time again PLUS, you'll be more apt to tell others about how well things went. It's a great feeling.

    Now, think about the last time you had a terrible customer experience. Definitely not as good of a feeling, right? For whatever reason, the mark was just missed and you were left with a bad taste in your mouth, questioning whether you'd ever do business with that company again.

    The quality of customer experience is something all companies should be focusing on in 2021 and beyond with all their might. Likewise, the power of effective marketing practices cannot be overlooked in a world that's filled with numerous options all battling for a consumer's attention.

    In Episode 97 of The Business Equation Podcast, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Livingston onto the mic for a candid discussion about effective marketing techniques, creating the ultimate customer experience, building a brand from nothing to seven figures, and much more.

    As you'll learn when you dig into today's episode, Dr. Livingston started out as a chiropractor and, after discovering a friend of his started making seven figures a year in the same time it took him to complete chiropractic school, decided to pivot and immerse himself in digital marketing. He learned the ropes from the ground up and eventually found himself building top-tier organizations and earning seven figures himself! His current company, Lifeboost Coffee, is approaching its second appearance on the Inc 500 List.

    Dr. Livingston is an avid student and focuses on his self-education every day. When he doesn't understand something, he seeks further knowledge...even going as far as to hire a coach to help him progress, like he did when he wanted to get involved with cryptocurrency. He believes in always learning from failures and finding a solution to a customer's problems by any means necessary.

    Connect with Dr. Livingston and get your hands on some Lifeboost at lifeboostcoffee.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

    Connect with Nick Bogacz and The Business Equation!
    Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Linked In

    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

    • 35 min
    How to Maximize Communication & Mindset w/ Karl Maier

    How to Maximize Communication & Mindset w/ Karl Maier

    EPISODE SUMMARY: You can never underestimate the impact good communication can have in business (and in life as a whole). Efficient communication typically means an organization is hitting on all cylinders, cranking out positive results and keeping employees happy and engaged. Poor communication typically means productivity is on a decline, results are falling short of targets, and employee morale continues to dip.

    On Episode 96 of The Business Equation Podcast, I'm joined by Karl Maier, the Founder of Abunden. Karl walks us through some of his early successes, as well as early failures, all leading to this current venture that helps companies improve employee engagement, thus leading to better results and practical growth.

    ABOUT KARL: Karl Maier has been successfully helping business owners transform from a limiting single manager mode to a scalable management team mode so they can continue to grow their companies.

    In his various roles over the past 25 years, he has led 6 established companies to double sales in 2 years including one that continued to grow sales by a factor of 7X in 4 years.  Leveraging his successes, Karl developed the Abunden Framework© and led the development of the practical management tools in the Abunden Tools App that helps companies build an engaged team to grow their business.

    Karl has been the chairperson for the Rice (University) Business Network and the Houston District Export Council as well as a board member for TiE Houston.

    You can learn more about Abunden at abunden.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

    Connect with Nick Bogacz and The Business Equation!
    Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Linked In

    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

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    A Real Story of Overcoming Theft, Debt, and Adversity w/ Aaron Stokes

    A Real Story of Overcoming Theft, Debt, and Adversity w/ Aaron Stokes

    EPISODE SUMMARY: If 2020 taught us anything, it was how to deal with adversity. How to navigate through unknown situations. How to adjust and pivot when necessary.

    In business, the unexpected can happen at any point, throwing operations and procedures into complete disarray and forcing business owners to adapt to the situation...or see the enterprise they worked so hard to build perish before their very eyes.

    The unexpected happened to Aaron Stokes several years ago. Running a thriving auto repair business, he discovered he was the victim of a well-orchestrated theft...one that, to this day, is still the largest on record in the state of Tennessee.

    Aaron saw relationships begin to crumble, debt begin to pile up, and hope seemingly slip through his fingers as each day went on. Fortunately, Aaron is a fighter and wasn't about to let years of hard work and dedication fade away without a battle. With a solid support system pushing him forward, he ignored the inner voice that told him to give up and fought to bring things back together again.

    On Episode 95 of The Business Equation Podcast, Aaron Stokes, Founder of Shop Fix Academy, joins me to tell his story and inspire you when you may be at a point where you need it most. Not only will Aaron tell you about his story of overcoming theft and debt, he'll share how he kept his businesses operational through the COVID-19 pandemic and give you encouragement to keep a positive mindset when even the darkest storm clouds roll in.

    This is a phenomenal conversation you don't want to miss. Hit that play button now!

    To learn more and to connect with Aaron, visit shopfixacademy.com.


    Questions for Nick? Hit him up at nickbogacz.com!

    Nick is a published author! Click here to check out his book, The Pizza Equation: Slicing Up How to Run a Successful Pizza Enterprise.

    Connect with Nick Bogacz and The Business Equation!
    Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Linked In

    MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Business Equation Podcast - Never Forget by Gareth Johnson & Chris Bussey, via www.audionetwork.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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The real deal

Nick is the real deal. He started from humble beginnings and has never lost that humility or his passion to inspire, teach and encourage others. His commitment to professional growth and development and also philanthropic work are truly something to be learned from. You will not be disappointed when you listen.

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Must watch podcast!!!

If you are an entrepreneur or just getting started in the professional world, The Business Equation is a resource you need to keep close.

BronxBurgh ,

Great business perspective from someone that lives small business.

This is a must listen for any business owner. Nick has created a platform to not only discuss his experiences but his guests are proven experts in the business arena. They cover a whole range of subjects regarding the economic environment to HR related topics and everything in between.

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