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IKE-41: Foundations For Million Dollar Couples In Business – Jason & Pili Yarusi

Meet the dynamic couple that do multiple side businesses separately and together. In this episode, Jason and Pili Yarusi share their cabinet full of secret sauces for a healthy and profitable married life. Pilialoha, better known as Pili, is originally from Hawaii and has also lived in California and New York before settling in New Jersey. After years working in the arts, managing restaurants, running bars, and owning a berry farm, Pili got a real estate license and plunged into fixing up...


IKE-40: Transform Your Savings Into Wealth With Bryan Ellis

Are your IRA and 401K retirement accounts been held hostage by the whims of Wall Street? Well, that’s mostly because you don’t think there is any other choice. We’ve all been brainwashed into thinking that stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are the only investment options for our hard-earned savings. Considering these accounts are meant for retirement, we are truly risking our savings in the hands of fund managers who are playing the stock market game at our expense. Bryan Ellis is here to...


IKE-39: How To Diversify Your Income – An Aussie Angle With Reed Goossens

23% of working adults in Australia have a side business. That’s the largest percentage of side business owners in the world. This fun and informative conversation with Los Angeles transplant Reed Goossens reveals why the Aussies are crushing it in side business circles! In a fast-paced conversation, Reed explains his philosophy of income diversification with lots of examples from his personal work. His process to ensure financial independence is to acquire assets, invest in creating...


IKE-38: Designing Eco-Friendly Profits With Erica Reiner

Erica Reiner is an ecopreneur. She is an interior designer specializing in eco-friendly products and materials. She also runs an Etsy shop selling ornamental grasses to beautify people's big life events. Outside of these eco-ventures, Erica is a lecturer of environmental science to undergraduate students. In this episode, Erica explains the various opportunities that exist in selling eco-friendly products and services in a variety of businesses. Her side businesses have carved a special...


IKE-37: Construction Clean Up – A Tale of Opportunity & Struggle With Tony Kurtulan

Tony Kurtulan, who is half American and half Turkish, has built up a diverse experience in Insurance and IT sales, selling real estate, and working as a Dallas Fire Fighter. He is also a “serial side business entrepreneur”, owning businesses in auto restoration, insurance agency, and IT staffing, amongst others. In this episode, Tony Kurtulan shares the story of his side venture in construction clean-up. It’s a great study for how a business with a low cost of entry can turn sour in the...


IKE-36: Vacation Rentals Mastery – Small Strategies, Big Profits With Beata Lorinc

Beata Lorinc started her career with Procter & Gamble as a Supply Chain Management specialist. After deciding to become a stay-home mom, Beata now runs multiple side businesses and enjoys a full-time income, while working an average 10-15 hours a week. Beata recently created a splash with an oceanfront vacation rental business that was born out of a random idea. With the personalized experience that she creates for her customers, and her razor-focus attention to details, Beata is bringing...


IKE-35: How She Remodeled Her Parents' Future - Beata Lorinc

Beata Lorinc started her career with Procter & Gamble as a Supply Chain Management specialist. After deciding to become a stay-home mom, she did a few small businesses and also trained as a success coach. About six years ago, Beata started a small remodeling business to build financial independence for her parents making factory wages. That business has enabled her parents to become debt-free and build a nest egg for retirement. A fantastic story of small objectives and thoughtful actions...


IKE-34: Flip Raw Land At 300% Profit With Mark Podolsky

Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) has built his financial independence through buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. In 2001, Mark started a side business flipping raw land. Since then, he has completed over 5,000 unique transactions and completely replaced the income from his original career. By sharing his business acumen and time-tested strategies, Mark helps others break free from what he calls “Solo Economic Dependency.” Mark also continually explores...


IKE-33: Theme Your Goals With Megan Poorman

Megan Poorman is a Texas A&M graduate and a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science in Nashville, TN. She specializes in minimally-invasive surgery and develops novel medical imaging guidance tools to improve treatment of disease. In Episode 26, Ike talked about starting the year setting goals and why you need to make them as specific as possible. In response, Ike received a note from Megan about her alternative viewpoint. Megan...


IKE-32: Top 3 Strategies For DIY Rental Profits With Linda Liberatore

Linda Liberatore is the founder and president of My Landlord Helper, a unique virtual assistant solution for DIY rental property investors. She is a speaker, author and consultant and was recently named 2017 Property Manager of the Year and Coach by Think Realty. Linda is also a contributor to the Forbes Real Estate Council and is the author of two books, one of which is an International Best Seller.


IKE-31: The Entrepreneurial Mindset with Jake Jopling

Jake Jopling is a Senior Analyst for USAA Real Estate where he manages industrial portfolios in excess of 20 MSF. He has over six years of experience in commercial real estate asset management and consulting. Realizing a common theme among successful leaders and entrepreneurs, Jake began learning how an entrepreneurial mindset is a critical part of success and can help you achieve goals faster. He launched a podcast called The Entrepreneurial Mindset, where he interviews industry leaders...


IKE-30: Listen To Customers, Deliver Beauty And Health, Build A Business - Ami Kulkarni

Ami Kulkarni narrates a fascinating 10-year journey to investigate and develop a side business providing 2-in-1 Health+Beauty products. She is a mother of three, a certified Yoga instructor, and also runs a Commercial Real Estate Business with her husband Samir.


IKE-29: Create 6-Figure Income In 5 Steps With Cleaning Guru Debbie Sardone

Debbie Sardone is a leading expert in the cleaning industry. She started cleaning as a side business. Today Debbie is the owner of Buckets & Bows Maid Service in Texas, with over 40 employees serving over 500 customers, and multi-million dollar revenue. She is the founder of the national non-profit, Cleaning For A Reason, which provides free cleaning services to women with cancer. In 2010, Debbie and her husband Steve bought Speed Cleaning, a company that manufactures and ships premium...


IKE-28: Clocking Up Success After A Jewelry Abort - Raya Khashab

Raya Khashab spent nearly 20 years in the corporate world as a software engineer. Her first side business was a jewelry e-commerce site that had to be shut after 2 years. The lessons learned helped her eventually succeed with her next business. Raya built ezClocker software that has been adopted by a diverse clientele including home health, landscaping, catering, construction, and janitorial services.


IKE-27: She Bakes A Fortune At Home – Jennifer Browning

Jennifer Browning is a stay-at-home mother of two boys, a 2 year old and a 5 year old. In her home-based bakery business, Jennifer creates custom cakes, pies, cookies, and other delicious treats. Goodies by Jenn has grown in popularity and Jennifer has been awarded Living Magazine Readers’ Choice 2017 Best Bakery and Richarson Living Magazine 2017 and 2016 Best Bite Award for Best Bakery.


IKE-26: Why Your Goals Must Be Specific

Ike explains why making goals specific helps you actually achieve them. A review of Ike’s past year goals shows that specificity in goals pushes us to take highly directed action that ensures results. Ike reveals his goals for the new year and offers to help listeners with setting specific goals for themselves. If you would like Ike’s help to create achievable and actionable goals, send him an email at As a bonus, Ike will also send you 3 side business ideas that...


IKE-25: Fun Things Happen When You Podcast

The Minions are back, quizzing Ike as he reflects on the amazing journey of launching The Side Business Show, the awesome people he’s met along the way, the incredible support he’s received from loyal listeners, and some core lessons he’s learned from it all. Happy New Year!


IKE-24: Start Your Wealth Journey With Expense Efficiency

Ike discusses how Kristin can save two months of net income from her side business by finding efficiency in her expenses. Savings are critical to your financial future. Every little drop of expense you control, the more comfortably will you build an ocean of wealth.


IKE-23: Education Fuels This Nurse’s Passion and Her Business Profits – Malika Virani

Malika Virani is the owner of The Tutoring Center in Plano Texas. A mom with two young children, Malika is simultaneously studying to become a Nurse Practitioner in Gerontology. After majoring in Public Relations from India, Malika switched careers after moving to the US. She educated herself and became a Registered Nurse. Still later, she started a tutoring franchise business. This helped her build the financial independence to go back to school for her Master’s degree in Nursing.


IKE-22: Get Rich Leisurely With Mike Berka

Mike Berka is a native New Yorker, who recently relocated to Southern California to enjoy year-round warm weather and new adventures. In his quest for financial independence, Mike's been employing a dividend income strategy for over a decade. This unique strategy has enabled Mike to reach a point where he now has predictable income. He can now spend more time working out, golfing, and exploring the west coast.


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