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A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer. Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas? Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage? If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you. Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals. The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business. You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge. You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly… Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business. You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business. Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and… With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out. About Your Host: Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business. He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012. He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals. He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator. Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford. He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast. Hit subscribe and listen weekly to the build a business playbook. It’s straight to the point, fun, gives you the edge and will make you a smarter, happier and richer business owner.

A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer. Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas? Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage? If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you. Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals. The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business. You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge. You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly… Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business. You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business. Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and… With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out. About Your Host: Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business. He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012. He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals. He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator. Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford. He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast. Hit subscribe and listen weekly to the build a business playbook. It’s straight to the point, fun, gives you the edge and will make you a smarter, happier and richer business owner.

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A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer. Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas? Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage? If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you. Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals. The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business. You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge. You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly… Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business. You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business. Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and… With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out. About Your Host: Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business. He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012. He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals. He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator. Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford. He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast. Hit subscribe and listen weekly to the build a business playbook. It’s straight to the point, fun, gives you the edge and will make you a smarter, happier and richer business owner.

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English

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Episodes

Becca Jordan Wright Founder of Piedmont Pennies On Why Being Cheesy is Her Calling | Ep. 133

6/23/2021
Becca Jordan Wright is the Founder and Owner of Piedmont Pennies, North Carolina's handcrafted cheese snack. Born and raised in North Carolina, with a corporate background in Management Consulting and Big Tech, Becca's love for hospitality and food was finally realized when she launched Piedmont Pennies D2C in September 2020 during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Becca's goal was to provide her community a way to "Stay cheesin" during the difficult times of COVID, and she enlisted the...

Duration:01:12:19

4 Zinger Questions You Want to be Prepared for in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 132

6/21/2021
Be prepared to answer these four questions in your investor meetings. They're not your typical questions and you don't want to get caught off guard and blow your whole investor meeting. The fourth one is the biggest zinger. If you're prepared to answer it with out missing a beat, you'll surely look like a rock start and likely win over investors. We bet it causes a long pause when you think about it. If you have a great answer write to us. We want to hear it. This is a follow on...

Duration:00:03:27

93 Questions You Need to be Prepared to Answer in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 131

6/18/2021
If you're going to raise money for your company you're going to get asked a ton of questions from your first meeting, to your second all the way through the due diligence period until you finally close your round. Over the years I've kept a running list of questions that investors have asked me and our companies when pitching all the way through to the close and... Questions I've asked as a venture capitalist and angel investor when entrepreneurs are pitching. You don't have to write...

Duration:00:11:36

Down and Dirty on Bootstrapping a Business with Brian Hahn CoFounder of Nomad | Ep. 130

6/16/2021
Brian Hahn Co-founded Nomad with his business partner Noah Dentzel nine years ago. They've bootstrapped the company since it's inception with their first Kick Starter project, have not taken any investor money and have been going strong ever since 2012. And... It all started with a single product idea - an ultra-portable, minimalist charging cable. Yes, they started by making a charging cable and built a sucessful company with over thirty employees. Nomad makes beautifially designed,...

Duration:00:59:10

7 Tips to Nail Your Investor Meeting - Part 16 of How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors | Ep. 129

6/15/2021
Part 16 of our Masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. You've built your investor pitch deck, lined up meetings with investors and now it's time for your investor meeting. What do you do in the meeting? These seven tips will give you the playbook to make sure you're giving you and your company the very best shot at raising money from investors. They're prepare you for what to expect so you're not caught off guard. Put these...

Duration:00:09:57

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 15 Slide 13 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 128

6/11/2021
Part 15 of our Masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. This is your last slide in your pitch deck and where you summarize your story for investors. We explain exactly what to put on this slide and the good news is that you already have the information. It's only a matter of picking out which pieces of information to put on it. What is this Perfecting Your Pitch Masterclass Series? We're perfecting your pitch so you have...

Duration:00:05:58

Harnessing Stress For Success with Dr. Chloe Carmichael | Ep. 127

6/9/2021
Stress is often times looked at as a negative thing, but it's often an entrepreneur's magic. Dr. Chloe Charmichael is an expert on stress. Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a licensed clinical psychologist. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree and departmental honors in psychology from Columbia University in New York. Her practice in NYC employs multiple therapists to serve...

Duration:00:38:50

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 14 Slide 11 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 126

6/7/2021
Part 14 of our Masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your use of Funds Slide. This is the big moment when you get to ask for the money you need to grow your business. The good news about this slide is that you already have this information so you can get it set up in two shakes of a lambs tail. We explain exactly what to put on this slide and how to set it up. What is this Perfecting...

Duration:00:05:04

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 13 - Slide 11 Your Team Slide | Ep. 125

6/4/2021
Part 13 of our masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Team Slide. We explain exactly what to put on your team slide to convey to investors what they're looking for in a solid team. You're telling a story through these thirteen slides and this slide sets the stage to show how the team you have is going to execute on the business plan. You've set this slide up from the very beginning...

Duration:00:06:55

Avoid Legal and Tax Mistakes Business Owners Make with Mital Makadia and David Siegel from Grellas Shah LLP from Silicon Valley | Ep 124

6/2/2021
Did you know that 65% of businesses fail because of a conflict between founders/business owners? Imagine that, it's not because the company has a bad product or service, not because there's no market for the product, not because pricing is off. Simple human dynamics. Mital Makadia and David Siegel are partners at Grellas Shah LLP based here in Silicon Valley who are both intimately familiar with the common and unusual founder disputes that happen. They're also know how founders can avoid...

Duration:01:11:54

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 12 - Slide 10 Your Financials Slide | Ep. 123

5/31/2021
Part 12 of our masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Financials Slide. We explain exactly what to put on your financials slide to convey the story investors are looking for. You're telling a story through these thirteen slides and this slide sets the stage for how much money your company is going to make and how the investors are going to get a return on investment. What is this...

Duration:00:05:37

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 11 Slide 9 Your Barriers to Entry or Moat Slide | Ep. 122

5/28/2021
Part 11 of our masterclass on how to make a pitch deck for investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Barriers to Entry Slide and sometimes called Moat Slide. We explain exactly what to put on your Barriers to Entry Slide of your pitch deck, examples of types of barriers that can seperate you from your competition, and how to present it when you're meeting with investors. Remember, you're telling a story through these 13 slides and this...

Duration:00:08:43

How to Rewrite the Stories We Tell Ourselves and Design Our Dream Lifestyle with Steven Dimmitt, Expert Rock Climber and Podcast Host | Ep. 121

5/26/2021
Steven Dimmitt is an elite level rock climber, entrepreneur, and the host of The Nugget Climbing Podcast. Steven had a pivotal moment in his life one day about a year and a half ago when he felt he was wasting away in his cubicle at work. He was working for a paycheck, but not fulfilled. He couldn't imagine a lifetime living like this. He quit, sold everything, bought a van and started traveling around doing what lit him up, rock climbing. For the past year and a half he's been living...

Duration:01:12:37

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 10 Slide 8 Your Competition Slide | Ep. 120

5/24/2021
Part 10 of our mini series on how to make a pitch deck for investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Competition Slide. We explain exactly what to put on your Competition Slide of your pitch deck and how to present it when you're meeting with investors. We also drop a high percentage tip (HPT) of a mistake you want to avoid when presenting. All these little things add up to seperate you from the other deals that investors are likely...

Duration:00:07:12

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 9 Slide 7 Your Traction Slide | Ep. 119

5/21/2021
Part 9 of our mini series on how to make a pitch deck for investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Traction slide. We explain exactly what to put on your Traction slide of your pitch deck and how to present it when you're meeting with investors. This is the highpoint of your business's story. You've set up the problem, the solution, talked about your product, shown the size and part of the market you're attacking and how you're talking...

Duration:00:07:07

How an Organic Vegetable Farmer Turned a Hemp Crop into a CBD Business with Tonya Howell Founder of Mad River Botanicals | Ep. 118

5/19/2021
Tonya is a mother of three, farmer, and entrepreneur who lives in the green mountains of Vermont. She owns and runs a CBD and wellness company called Mad River Botanicals with her partner Aaron. Listen to this episode and learn how Tonya and Aaron turned a hemp crop into an amazing CBD business. Mad River Botanicals products are organicly grown in Vermont, full spectrum, potent, small batch, third party tested and affordably priced. Order Mad River Botanicals CBD products...

Duration:02:10:04

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 8 Slide 6 Your Business Model | Ep. 117

5/17/2021
In this episode we explain exactly what to put on your Business Model slide of your pitch deck. Your business model is the mechanism through which your company generates its profit by delivering value to customers. In it's simplist terms, your business model is your your company's story of delivering your product or service to your customers and how much money you make by doing it. What is this Perfecting Your Pitch Mini Series? We're perfecting your pitch so you have the very best...

Duration:00:06:51

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 7 - 5 Places to Find Market Research for Your Market Slide | Ep. 116

5/14/2021
Part 7 of our mini series on how to make a pitch deck for investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we continue with your Market Opportunity slide and explain fives places you can look to find market analysis and research reports to put this slide together. Best of all, these five places to find market research are free. Use these resources and get your market opportunity analysis pitch deck slide written today! What is this Perfecting Your Pitch Mini...

Duration:00:09:52

Do This One Simple Thing to Unleash a Flood of Sales for Your Business with Joe Tiano CEO of Legal Decoder | Ep.115

5/12/2021
Entrepreneurs have so many great ideas and once they settle on building one of them into a business they find ways the product or service can solve even more problems. Hey, we're entrepreneurs, we get excited right?! However... That can get in the way of sales, profits and sometimes even leads a business to fail. Ease drop in on a conversation Joe Tiano and I had on the this one "simple" thing we've found, through building product and services businesses, that always seems to be the key...

Duration:01:02:19

How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 6 - Your Market Slide | Ep. 114

5/10/2021
Part 6 of our mini series on how to make a pitch deck for investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides. In this episode we explain exactly what to put on your fifth slide, your Market Opportunity Slide. And... We give you exactly how to set up your market slide, what to say when you are presenting to investors and... A huge mistake to avoid that almost all entrepreneurs get wrong when pitching investors. If you make this mistake investors will roll their eyes because they...

Duration:00:08:48