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What They Did Not Teach You in School
67 minutes | May 11, 2021
Episode #035 A MasterClass in Entrepreneurship - Brad Poulos, Ryerson University
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Brad Poulos (@bradpoulos), a veteran entrepreneur, mentor, coach and professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. We discuss the historic ups and downs of entrepreneurship and business over the past 30 years. What it was like to be in business during the 90s boom, the dot com crash, the wave of the internet in the early 2000s, the 2008 crash and the following 10 years of internet/social media frenzy. We also discuss the definition of a startup, what makes a great startup founder team, the startup environment in Canada, as well as lean methodology, and design thinking. This is a must-listen for any entrepreneur wanting to grow their next or current venture. Topics Discussed: Book recommendations. The psychology of entrepreneurs. Market corrections, recessions, and how to get through them. Scaling your business. Business strategy. The characteristics of a good leader. How to become an expert in any field. The definition and philosophies of different startups, and more! Follow @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
48 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode #034 A Podcast On Podcasting - Fatima Zaidi, CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc.
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Fatima Zaidi (@zaidiafatima), co-founder and CEO of Quill Inc (@quill.inc) a Canadian start-up seeking to bring the emerging world of podcasting to life by taking the technical and logistical burden off your shoulder so you can focus on what matters. We discuss the evolution of business media, the role of personal branding, sales and marketing as an entrepreneur, and how podcasting can take your business to the next level. Topics Discussed: What you need to start a podcast. Podcasting as a marketing and sales tool. Podcasting as a networking and credibility building tool. The entrepreneurs meaning of money. How to build a Team of Mentors, and more! Follow @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
41 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Episode #033 What Happens When I Die? Digital Assets, Wills & Modern Day Estate Planning - Erin Bury, Co-Founder Willful Wills.
The Wise Investor Team sits down - with Erin Bury (@erinbury), co-founder of Willful (@willfulwills) a Canadian startup giving Canadians peace of mind by enabling them to create their will, and plan their inheritance online. We discuss the reason why getting a will, when you are young, is so important in this new world of digital assets. What goes into planning your will? Listen to this episode. Erin shares her story on how starting the company effected her personal finances and the mindset she recommends all early stage entrepreneurs adopt to grow successfully. Topics Discussed: What is a will and how can you plan it to avoid family conflict, lost digital assets like cryptocurrencies and taxes? Work-life balance as an entrepreneur. The taboo subject of money and will-planning. Executors, Powers of Attorney, & Beneficiaries. Is entrepreneurship about the money? Does being a great leader involve being an asshole? @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
46 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode #032 How to Create Team Culture During WFH and a Pandemic with Shawn Hewat from Wavy
The past year, work from home, remote work has created a challenge for leaders, managers and entrepreneurs foster team chemistry and synergies within their team. When Friday "Zoom happy hour" is just not cutting it. The Wise Investor Team sits down with Shawn Hewat of @joinwavy, a Canadian start-up seeking to help teams feel like a team again by re-creating real-life experiences online. Topics Discussed: The effect of Work-From-Home on company culture. The future of work. Zoom fatigue. Team leadership during a pandemic. How to host a virtual event. And, company culture in a virtual space. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
52 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
#031 Mental Health and Mindset, Growing as an Entrepreneur - From Startup Founder to Company CEO With Swish Goswami
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Swish Goswami the CEO of @trufan.io, a Canadian technology startup, digital analytics platform, that helps brands connect with their audiences. Topics discussed: entrepreneur/founder mental health, the psychological effects of digital platforms, digital advertising, growing a startup in Toronto, raising capital, building the best teams, building a personal brand, networking and tips for aspiring or growing entrepreneurs. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
35 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
#030 How To Trade Cryptocurrencies - Pamela Draper @bitvoexchange - How to Hold a Crypto Wallet: Coins, the Future of Cryptocurrency & the Blockchain
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Pamela Draper the CEO of @Bitvoexchange, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, to discuss: cryptocurrency trading, how to research exchanges, the different coins, ICO's, crypto wallets and keys, the future of blockchain technologies and insight she has from here experiences in investment banking and the financial technology space. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
59 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
#029 Your Network is Your Net Worth - Neighbourhood Creative
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Toronto entrepreneurs Anthony Sorella (@anthonysorella) & Ernesto Gaita (@Ernestogaita) from Neighbourhood Creative (@neighbourhoodcreative.co) to discuss what it is like growing a company out of Toronto, at a young age, and how creating a community /network has helped them grow their team and their brand. We discuss how to grow a company and team, how branding is crucial to success as a business (but how easy it is for anyone to do), digital marketing strategies to grow your business or personal brand and investing/money management tips for young professionals/business owners. Also discussed, black lives matter movement, podcasting, digital marketing, how to invest, and who successful people hire and surround themselves around. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
48 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
#028 The Business of Comedy - Marc Anthony Sinagoga
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Canadian comedian Marc Anthony Sinagoga (@notmarcanthony) to discuss what it is like being a comedian in Canada and what it takes, both from a mindset and execution perspective, to become a working comedian or a master of any craft. We discuss how to overcome social anxiety or the fear of putting yourself out there, and the economics of stand-up comedy. Also discussed, are the influential movies and comedians in Marc's life and how he comes up with material. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
45 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
#027 Personal Wealth building tips with Arian Beyzaei. How to play defence but still go on the offensive during the 'COVID19 pandemic recession'
This episode is for the investor looking to make smart decisions and take advantage of the opportunities during this time. The Wise Investor Team sits down with personal finance advocate Arian Beyzaei (@arianbeyz) from Enriched Academy, to discuss personal finance tips and tricks to come out of quarantine ahead of the curve. Topics include: defensive strategies during bear markets, offensive strategies to capitalize in market volatility, emergency fund strategies, as well as how and when to invest in real estate and stocks. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
55 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
#026 What are Canadians' options for COVID19 emergency relief, Government programs, and going on the offensive when investing.
The wise investor team sits down, virtually, with professional accountants (@mitcpa & @pvthecpa) from Galleon CPA to discuss; what Canadian government programs are available to you and when/how to apply for them, how to get through this time as a business owner and how to set yourself up for success in the long run by going on the offensive with your investments in stocks, bonds and real estate.
42 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
#025- Dr. G. Evans MD, COVID-19 the good, the bad and the ugly. Facts, debunking myths and what you need to know.
The Wise Investor team sits down, for our first ever virtual interview, with Dr. Gerald Evans, infectious disease professor and physician from the Queens University, to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. We go over the must knows, debunk common myths, such as "can dogs get the disease?" and "did China develop coronavirus as a bio-weapon?". We also discuss the potential cures and worst versus best case scenarios for Canadians getting back to normal life. Featuring guest host Dagogo Altraide from YouTube channel @ColdfusionTV
65 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
#024 - Cam Russelle - Healthy living pro-tips, optimizing your overall health as an entrepreneur/business person or high performing human being @camrusselle
The Wise Investor Team sits down with the very interesting Cam Russelle. As a health advocate and sales aficionado, he talks us through some of his ideologies and mantras on living a healthy and therefore more prosperous life. @thewiseinvestor on instagram
47 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
#023 - The Business of Being an Artist - Frank Moyo - Business tips for musicians and artists - Budgeting, investing/saving for production costs, mindset and personal branding
Frank Moyo sits down with The Wise Investor Team for this week's podcast. A talented Toronto Musician from the west side, Frank gives us some insight into the music industry, as well as how to grow a business/brand as an artist. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
66 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
#022 - Pro-tips to Real Estate Investing - Wealth building through real estate, the taxes involved, and Airbnb Arbitrage
The Wise Investor team sits down with Pirasaanth Rajan CPA, CA (@pvthecpa) and Emma Pace (@paceofbass). Topics that they did not teach us in school: an advanced look at investing in Real Estate, the tax implications of these investments and also, a topic growing in popularity, Airbnb Arbitrage. Listen in to learn more. Follow Us on Instagram @thewiseinvestor
62 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
#021 - Now Creative Group - Building a Marketing Agency in Toronto, Robo Advisors, Financial Myths Debunked, Step by Step on Growing a Scalable Company as an Entrepreneur
The Wise Investor Team sits down with April Hossain and Daniel Francavilla from Now Creative Group. Topics that they did not teach us in school: how to manage a growing team as a leader, robo advisors vs financial planners, building your credit score, what to know when starting a business to avoid potential CRA, HR and legal problems. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
52 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
#020 - 2008 Recession, Female Entrepreneurship, Overcoming Cancer While Building a Company - Debbie Turner
The Wise Investor Team sits down with Debbie Turner from the Turner Real Estate Network to get her take and tips on growing a company and being a female entrepreneur in a historically male dominated space. We also talk about what it was like being in the financial services and real estate industry during the 2008 recession and what mindset she adopted to get through and win her battle with breast cancer while starting a company. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram
60 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
#019 'Influencers' Building a Social Platform That Brands Will Pay For - Danielle & Kristina
The wise investor team sits down with Danielle(@allthingscoveted) and Kristina (@wearelivingart) to discuss social media "influencers" and how the e-commerce industry has changed with the immergence of micro-influencers. Topics include, creating content, growing your personal brand and creating a social following that brands will pay for. @thewiseinvestor on instagram
60 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
#018 Natalie Festa - Starting a business, Entrepreneurship From the View of an Accountant
The Wise investor team sits down with Natalie Festa, Co-founder of Boro it, to discuss practical tips on how to start a business, and the mindset she learned along the way. Topics include starting a business, entrepreneurship from the view of an accountant, and some great tips on how to expand your horizons when it comes to communicating with those around you to foster better relationships both in and outside of business. @thewiseinvestor on instagram
52 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
#017 Daniel Iannacito - The Challenges of Entrepreneurship
The Wise Investor team sits down with Daniel Iannacito to discuss a topic that is highly valuable in life but not taught in school.... How to market in the digital age, entrepreneurship principles that make money and how to do what you love. This episode was recorded on November 28, 2018. @thewiseinvestor on Instagram and Twitter
49 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
#016 Purchasing Real Estate, Pros and Cons, & the Associated Fees
The Wise Investor sits down to talk about purchasing real estate, the fees associated with doing so and how you can save yourself from making mistakes on your first purchase. This episode was recorded on November, 2018. Follow us @thewiseinvestor on Instagram and Twitter.
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