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I'm Calum Smith and I'm a UK based entrepreneur. Join me, as I document my journey through The No BS with CS Podcast where I'm completely transparent in revealing my thoughts, experiences, learnings and progress in the areas of business, health, fitness, mindset and more. Featuring successful guests that are leaders, innovators and experts in their fields, I encourage you to learn and grow with me, be inspired and find motivation, and take action by implementing your learnings from our weekl ...
 
Created to inspire contractors in the Landscaping/Green Industry to achieve optimal success in their businesses. On this Podcast we share Interviews with the nations leading businesses in the Green Industry, ideas, strategies & techniques for most effectively marketing your for landscaping, hardscaping, or outdoor living business hosted by Don Franklin. Ranging from SEO & PPC to Google Maps Optimization, Reputation Management, Facebook Ads, Retargeting, Marketing Automation and Social Media ...
 
Welcome to the Service Guy Internet Marketing Podcast, where we discuss ways to double your business through digital marketing. Whether you are in Plumbing, HVAC, Lawn care, Roofing, or another niche, I discuss ways to scale your business and use marketing to increase your brand awareness. I discuss ways in which you can grow, engage, and triple your business. I will dig deep into the challenges and successes faced in the home service industry.
 
Intentional Growth™ is a podcast for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to grow the value of their business, create exit options and maximize their take home dollars WHILE leaving a legacy they are proud of. With over 300,000 downloads and thousands each week, Ryan Tansom’s mission is to bring you all the information he wishes he had before they sold their business. By interviewing entrepreneurs who’ve had 6, 7, 8 and 9 figure exits, top thought leaders and authors (from Forbes, Inc. ...
 
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My guest today is Mike Sowers. Mike rehabbed, flipped, wholesaled, and rented over a thousand properties in his first decade of investing, He was on the podcast sharing how he sold his residential rehab company for millions of dollars and all the things he learned (before and after the sale). Hegot involved in commercial real estate investing after…
 
In this podcast, Frank gives a personal account of a client who was at a pivotal point in his business where he needed to hire a new employee in order to grow his business. Frank gives some valuable tips on recognizing when to hire and the type of employee you should hire in order for you to take your business to the next level.…
 
On today’s show, Karen Laine from HGTV’s ‘Good Bones’ will be talking about business transitions and planning. She will also be talking about what it was like to take a backseat while her daughter took over the business and took it to the next level. She goes over all of the successes and challenges that came with that transition, and she’ll also o…
 
On today’s show, I’m talking with Pete Martin, who started, scaled, and sold four of his previous companies (including car leasing, systems integration consulting, business process outsourcing, and software distribution). Pete will share how he intentionally applied what he learned in the first couple exits to his last venture in order to scale up …
 
Join Frank in the studio this week as he dissects one of his customer's challenges on the practices for Building The Right Team in Your Lawn Care Business. Frank identifies 3 practices to keep in mind that will assist you in keeping good employees on the job while you concentrate on growing your lawn care business.…
 
On today’s show, I’m talking with Joseph Fung about what we can learn from a serial entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs often struggle with the idea of following their passion but also realizing that their businesses are an asset and are something they eventually will want to liquidate and tap into at some point. How do you make the change and social impac…
 
In this podcast episode, Frank discusses the topic of "When to Raise Prices in Your Lawn Care Business." There is more to it than just raising all customers one price across the board. Frank gives an in-depth explanation on evaluating your customers and factors to consider when raising your prices in your lawn care business.…
 
On today’s show, I’ll be talking with Billy Amberg about accessing a unique type of capital: non-control growth capital. If you’re looking to fund your growth but don’t want to sell a controlling stake in your company, or you’re not a fit for a traditional bank, or you just want to tap into your largest financial asset, then this episode is for you…
 
Join Frank on the road as he talks about the importance of "raising your standards" when starting your lawn care business. When you dine out you expect certain factors to be in place at a restaurant. Comparatively, Frank explains you should also have that same set of expectations or practices in place in order to grow your lawn care business and ma…
 
Want to learn how to write effective pay-per-click Google Ads for your landscaping company? It's no secret that Google Adwords is a very effective strategy for growing your landscaping business, but it must be done correctly. And if you want to get more leads from Google Ads and have a 3-10x ROI then you need to how to write your Google PPC Ads! Li…
 
The IT infrastructure of a business isn't usually what gets entrepreneurs jazzed up, however it can have an outsized impact on the risk of a company as well as a company's ability to scale. This episode is a crash course in how to manage, grow and update your IT infrastructure so it's a valuation enhancer, instead of a detractor. If you're not will…
 
The financial and cultural risk of hiring a C-suite executive is huge. Stats show that it could cost anywhere from 1-3 times their salary if it doesn’t work out. Today’s episode is all about what you can do to ensure the highest probability of long-term success when onboarding new executives. Steve Moss is the founder and president of Executive Spr…
 
Bryan Clayton is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits under his belt and a unique take on being a business owner — viewing your business like a video game — and how it can help you accomplish your loftiest goals. His first company, PeachTree, grew to be one of the largest landscaping companies in Tennessee at over $10M in annual revenues, befo…
 
Today Frank focuses on a popular topic: How Much Money Can I Make in The Lawn Care Business? Frank gives some insights and statistics on how much money you could make with a lawn business. Plus, how to increase your bottom line and determine how much money you could make per year with your lawn care business.…
 
Some Sunday rambles on this episode - I go a little deeper into how I got into the online service business space, what issues I had when I first started and what issues I have now. I also mention a test I'm doing regarding a potential new service business idea which feels exciting. I don't know whether it will work yet but I dig deep into the numbe…
 
If you’re acquiring a business, immediately overhauling the way the company operates is not likely going to be the most effective strategy. Unless the company was a fire sale, you’ll lose customers and staff by changing too much too soon. Getting people who are already in the company to buy-in to what you’re planning is crucial. When you buy a busi…
 
Join Frank on the road as he addresses Customer Acquisition Costs. He breaks down how much each customer is costing you according to your advertisement dollars spent. Frank also suggests keeping a tracking system of which advertising platform those customers are being acquired.By Lawn Care Frank
 
Jean runs an Email Marketing Agency in Germany (Emailperformancemarketing.de) and has a vision to take it from 5k to 100k in the next 6 to 9 months, that's ambitious, but I think he will do it! In this guest episode we talk about leaving a job, cold outreach, copywriting, future vision and more.By Calum Smith
 
Join Frank in the studio as he continues his discussion with his production manager, Bobby on the "ins and outs" of lawn aeration. In this second part podcast, Frank discusses with Bobby some of the factors relating to lawn aeration like pricing, lawn challenges, and customer retention as he just finished up the late spring schedule of their lawn a…
 
With the current state of the world, it’s only natural to wonder how stable the economy is, what is going on in the markets and if there are any major concerns on the horizon. Alan Beaulieu is on the show today to give us a market update. He is a principal at ITR Economics, which has had an unmatched 94.7% forecast accuracy at four quarters out sin…
 
Access to capital is crucial in order to take a dream and turn it into a business, create wealth and build a future full of opportunities. Today’s show focuses on the impact access to capital (or lack thereof) has on a Black business owner’s ability to create wealth through equity in a business. Rachel Wilson and Elliott Holland from Collab Capital…
 
Frank is joined again in the studio today with Brant from All Seasons Lawn Care. Frank continues his discussion with Brant on the valuable lessons he has learned in his 20 plus years in the business and when to make changes. You will pick up some inside tips that you can apply to your lawn care business. This is part 2 of a 2 podcast series.…
 
Software and tech companies get much higher valuations than traditional service-based companies because these “digital” companies are valued on a multiple of revenue instead of a multiple of EBITDA. This huge difference in how the business is valued provides a unique opportunity to reap high financial rewards by transforming old analog businesses i…
 
On today’s show, we’re focusing on how a founding entrepreneur grew and sold his tutoring business to private equity. John Rood previously co-founded Next Step Test Preparation, which grew from a 2-person tutoring company to one of the largest MCAT test prep companies in the US. After building it up from scratch, he sold it to private equity in 201…
 
Frank is joined in the studio today with Brant from All Seasons Lawn Care. Frank discusses with Brant the valuable lessons he has learned in his 20 plus years in the business and when to make changes. You will pick up some inside tips that you can apply to your lawn care business. This is part 1 of a 2 podcast series.…
 
Welcome to Super-Short Storytime, literature listeners and audio aficionados! I am Eduardo Soliz, the composer and narrator of the splendiferously silly story that you are about to hear. One of the more annoying things about working in a cubicle environment is the fact that you can all-too-easily hear everything your coworkers say. It can also be o…
 
Many entrepreneurs experience extreme anxiety whenever they think about selling their businesses—to the point where they won’t even pick up the phone or answer an email from a potential buyer. Have you ever stopped to think about why this is? On today’s show, my business partner here at Arkona, Pat Hobby, and I talk about ways to mitigate this anxi…
 
Today’s show is with two ex-Amazon execs who co-founded Foundry Brands—a portfolio brand operating company—sharing everything they know about buying and building the strongest, longest-lasting and most valuable ecommerce brands possible. Kyle Walker and Stefan Haney consider more than 30 variables when they assess the value of a business (and that …
 
On today’s show, we have author, entrepreneur, and CEO Joel Trammell. We’re going to be talking about what makes an amazing CEO. Joel brings his business expertise on various metrics, hiring techniques, and other measurable tips you can use to foster a healthy and happy business culture. After all, the most successful businesses have the best cultu…
 
Frank is back in the studio this week discussing some key points on tactics you can come up with when you are rained out. You can implement these "working opportunities" into your business whether you are rained out for just one day or several. Listen now to gain some valuable insight from Frank that you can start applying to your lawn care busines…
 
In part two of our two-part series, Dave Hoeffel shares the mental and emotional impact of business ownership and what it took for him to get out of a vicious cycle to achieve the vision he had for his business and life… and why he decided to sell to private equity at the end of 2020. We dive into the value of having proper knowledge of how entrepr…
 
Join Frank today in-studio as he concludes his conversation with special guest, Bobby of Green Hill Lawn Care for the last installment of this 3 Part Series. Frank discusses with Bobby in this final episode, the pros, and cons of hiring additional help, what to expect when your business starts growing and how to implement customer service Plus, Fra…
 
TIn part one of a two-part series, we dive into the growth challenges early entrepreneurs face, including the mindset we have to be prepared to have to be successful. Today’s guest knows all about adapting his mindset to meet his needs. Dave Hoeffel is a local Twin-Cities entrepreneur and founder of Endurance Technologies who sold his company to a …
 
Join Frank today in-studio as he continues his conversation with special guest, Bobby of Green Hill Lawn Care for the 2nd Part of a 3 Part Series Frank discusses with Bobby in this second episode the growing pains of cultivating a lawn care business along with how to gain customers with and win the pricing challenge. Plus, when to hire additional h…
 
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