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Zoppa: Business Behind The Scenes
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
#60: The Million Dollar Landscaper Nick Harasym
Nick Harasym is the co-owner of Neil and Nick's Landscaping based out of Winnipeg. Over the years, Neil and Nick have been successful in growing their landscaping company and I had a great time picking Nick's brain on the show. I will be having him back on for a longer form conversation, so consider this episode a teaser!Find Neil and Nick online at:https://www.neilandnicks.com/
92 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
#59: Long Form Interview With Jay Cumming of Arrow X
In this episode, long time friend Jay and I, discuss just about everything. This episode is not necessarily business focused, but Ali, my podcast editor, says this episode is his favorite episode yet! Ali can't be wrong - I hope you enjoy it!
53 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
#58: Running Multiple Million Dollar Companies at 19 Years Old w/ Luke Lintz of High Key Technologies
Luke Lintz is one of the co-founders of High Key Technologies and High Key Agency. High Key Technologies began as a small, white label electronics company a few years back and has since grown to the point where it brings in over $1 million USD (gross) per year. High Key Agency is a new development for Luke and his partners as they begin to focus on branding and marketing for high level entrepreneurs and sales people. High Key absolutely dominates on Instagram when it comes to content marketing as well as influencer marketing. These guys are absolutely crushing it!Find Luke and High Key online at:@email@example.comUse codeword "Zoppa" on www.highkeyco.com for a discount on wireless earbuds!
28 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
#57: Start Up Life with Michael Okoye of Rent Your Ride
Michael Okoye is the founder of Rent Your Ride. Rent Your Ride is a car rental app where you can list your own vehicle to be rented out, when you are not using it, to make some extra money. Michael has a deep background in sales and in his early twenties has already began to grow a successful startup. If you are in the startup world or are interested in the automotive space, this is the episode for you!Find Michael online at: @firstname.lastname@example.org
48 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
#56: Lawn Care Business Guest Mash Up
If you are a frequent listener of Business Behind The Scenes, you will know that I own a property maintenance company (lawn care and snow removal). This has led to me bringing on a quite a few people in the green industry on to the show. I thought I would throw together a mash up of some of the best knowledge shared by my guests in the green industry. This includes lawn care, landscape, and snow removal contractors. Enjoy!
16 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
#55: Re-branding An Existing Company
GUEST EPISODEIn this episode, Jay Cumming of ArrowX comes back on the show to discuss his thoughts behind rebranding an existing company. I thought this episode was especially interesting as we are currently in the middle of rebranding our property maintenance company. I hope you enjoy!Look up Jay online at: http://arrowmultimedia.ca/ -> now https://arrowx.co/.
42 minutes | Feb 9, 2019
#54: How To Generate More Hot Leads with Daniel Moscovitch
Daniel Moscovitch is the co-founder of More Hot Leads. More Hot Leads is a SEO and digital marketing agency that focuses on using various tactics to generate your company More Hot Leads.In this episode, we spoke about Daniel's story, the growth of More Hot Leads, the state of online marking, and how he plans to grow his business.If you have a small business and are looking to grow your online presence, get in touch with Daniel at:https://email@example.com://www.facebook.com/dmoscovitch1@morehotleads
9 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
#53: Go All In on Your Strengths or Focus on Your Weaknesses?
Welcome back to Business Behind The Scenes. A recent episode of The Gary Vee Audio Experience had me thinking about my strengths and weaknesses and I wanted to share my thoughts with you! Cheers!
25 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
#52: MASHUP - Real Estate Experts From Episodes Past
This is a new style of episode for you! In this episode I bring back some highlight reel clips from old episodes of Business Behind The Scenes. This episode features some of the brightest real estate minds in Winnipeg, including: Stefan Aarnio, Derek Loepp, and Nam Ratna.
23 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
#51: Are You Over Paying For Your Marketing Efforts?
Welcome back Jay!This episode features Jay Cumming, founder of Arrow X, who comes on to discuss price and value when it comes to your marketing budget.Look up Jay online at: http://arrowmultimedia.ca/ -> now https://arrowx.co/.
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
#50: Pitching Real Investors In An Elevator... And Walking Away With Cash! (LIVE)
I MADE IT TO 50! For the 50th episode of Zoppa: Business Behind The Scenes, I wanted to share something special with all of you. This episode was recorded on January 18th, 2019 and is by far my favorite episode that I have released so far.In this episode, I step into an elevator with real investors and end up walking away with cash. You'll see how it all plays out as I recorded my entire interaction with them, as well as the events leading up to and the events after the elevator pitch. To top it all off, I am in the midst of hiring a dedicated podcast producer, that way we can keep pumping out quality episodes just like this one. I go more in to depth on the show. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to leave a like, rating, and review. It means the world!Cheers!P.S. To learn more about the business that I was pitching, check us out online at: https://www.phonesquirrel.com/tell-us-about-your-business
15 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
#49: 5 Steps To Help Streamline The Interview Process - Make Hiring Easy Again!
In this episode, I discuss exactly how I go about interviewing 10-20 people per week and hiring 1-2 people per week. I break down the exact 5 step system I follow, which is shown below.1. Create Job Description2. Post on Indeed3. Qualify and Approve Applicant4. Send Templated Message5. Set Up Calendly and Perform InterviewsFollowing that 5 step process is a two step orientation process that I will outline in a future podcast episode.Let me know if you are enjoying this type of pod content and I will be sure to produce and upload more!
32 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
#48: Is The New Gillette Ad Effective?
In this episode, Jay Cumming, owner and founder of Arrow Multimedia, discusses whether the new Gillette ad campaign will ultimately be an effective marketing piece for the company. You can view the Gillette ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0Find Jason online at:http://arrowmultimedia.ca/
8 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
#47: Changes Coming To Business Behind The Scenes
2019 is going to be the year of crushing it on the podcast! This year, I am planning on stepping up the podcast production schedule and am aiming to ramp up to one episode per day. A daily show is a lot of work, so I am currently in the process of hiring a producer to help take some of the burden off of myself. I am super excited to share the Behind The Scenes of growing the podcast as well as the regular long form content. This year, you can expect varying forms of content on the show including:1. Long form interviews with business owners.2. 'Local Leader' interviews with business owners that are active in their community.3. Behind The Scenes of growing the podcast.4. Behind The Scenes of growing my property maintenance company (I think there will end up being a lot of this type of content, as I continue to grow and develop as a business owner).5. Guest posts from other business owners, including marketer Jay Cumming.I am excited to continue on with the show and to always be improving.Cheers!
43 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
#46: 18 Year Old Snow Removal Business Owner with Over 600 Customers!
Nick Bohner is the founder of Nix Snowblowing based out of Stratford, Ontario. At the ripe old age of 18, Nick has manged to develop and grow the largest residential snow removal company in his local market. By bringing new technology and equipment into his market, he has also managed to improve profits and is drastically growing every single year. Starting at 12 years old pushing a snow blower around the neighbourhood, to now servicing over 600 driveways per snow fall, this is a story you do not want to miss!Find Nick online at:https://nixsnowblowing.com/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Ky8_WQmga6KaN4Hg8mBZwEmail me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.Until next time!
73 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
#45: Lawn Authority Chris Penny Discusses Crushing It In The Green Industry
Chris Penny is the founder of Lawn Authorities - a marketing company that specializes in the lawn care niche - and he is the previous owner of a lawn care company that he eventually went on to sell. In this episode, we discuss his path from originally being a solopreneur, to developing a franchised lawn care company, to closing the franchise and then ultimately selling a very profitable company, to now providing marketing for others in the lawn care industry. This episode is extremely applicable to anyone in the local service business, and as a lawn care company owner myself, it is exactly what I would want to hear in a podcast. I hope you enjoy!Find Chris Penny online at:http://lawnauthorities.com/http://chrispenny101.com/
16 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
#44: 3 Key Takeaways from 2018 & 3 Key Targets for 2019
2018 has been an amazing year. Looking back at the end of 2017, we have more than doubled our business in the past year and 2019 aims to hit the same marker. In this episode I share my top 3 takeaways from 2018 and my top 3 targets for 2019.Top 3 Takeaways from 2018:1. Profit First2. Systems Development3. Job Descriptions/Clearly Defined Employee RolesTop 3 Targets for 20191. Profit First2. Build Team Culture3. Find and Grow Most Profitable ServicesFeel free to email me anytime at email@example.com. Cheers!
65 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
#43: Expert Salesman Oliver Wolf
Oliver Wolf is a Business Strategist, Sales Coach and Visionary for The Wolf Syndicate. He began his entrepreneurial journey almost a decade ago in Montreal in a non-typical way. Having come from a dark place, he has completely recreated himself, his universe and has become a beacon of inspiration. Oliver, now 26 years old, has been a top 1% performer in every endeavor he has taken on. His consecutive success has lead him to coach more than 50 separate businesses in different industries as well as be a keynote speaker about philosophies for success for as many as 80 entrepreneurs at a time.Oliver's top performance has earned him prestigious awards such as the "Leadership" award for being the top influential leader within his organization and the "Manager of the Year" award for having top revenue, profit and customer satisfaction out of 112 other franchises across Canada within the organization.When he isn't out solving problems and creating win-win relationships, Oliver invests his time in being athletic through rock climbing, basketball, soccer, frisbee or hitting the gym; you may also find him meditating on the roof of a 15 story building, although you probably shouldn't go try to say hi if you see him there because he definitely didn’t get there by the stairs! He is currently building The Wolf Syndicate into an Empire of Integrity, Transparency and Open-Mindedness. You can reach him at OliverWolf@thewolfsyndicate.com.Find Oliver online at: https://www.thewolfsyndicate.com/
30 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
#42: Scaling a Digital Marketing Agency with Matt Thibeau
Matt Thibeau is the owner and founder of Savant Marketing Agency. Savant Marketing Agency offers digital marketing solutions for contractor and home service companies. In this episode, Matt answers questions like: - who is your biggest influence/mentor in the marketing world?- why did you get into marketing?- how do you find clients? - how do you plan to scale your agency?- why do you think marketing is so trendy right now?If you are just breaking on to the scene, this is a must listen episode for you!Find Savant Marketing Agency online at: www.savantmarketingagency.com
34 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
#41: Shrugging Doctor Beverage Company - Expansion Plans?
Christopher Willows (aka just 'Willows') is back on the show again to talk about expansion plans and how they plan to grow their company even further.Check out Shrugging Doctor Beverage Company online at: https://shrugdoc.com/.
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