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Business Bootcamp

Business Bootcamp Podcast is made for small business owners. My name is Mike Andes. I started college at the age of 13 with full intention of going to medical school. I went to school for an MBA and now I own a landscaping company, an Anytime Fitness gym, and 3 online businesses. I share my highs, lows, and experiences being an entrepreneur. You can learn from my mistakes and identify with the day-to-day struggles of a small business owner. Call in or ask a question online and get concrete advice about your company. If you are looking to START, GROW, OR SAVE your business I want to help you! Learn from business people and seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their personal stories and experiences on the interview portion of the show.
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May 25, 2015

Remember the last time you went to a networking event? If so, you probably recall seeing the infamous business card throwing and hand-shaking want-repreneur. It’s obvious and annoying to all that this individual is desperate for sales. For many business people when times get tough a sense of urgency sets in. That’s a good thing. However, the tendency to take the wrong actions during these tough times is prevalent. Entrepreneurs spend too much time, money, and resources trying to drum up sales in an urgent attempt to keep the business afloat. Here is 4 ways to sell more product or services during tough times.

May 21, 2015

Revving up for summer many people try and get their body in shape. The pinnacle of achievement seems to be the washboard, 6-pack abs that every craves. There are myths surrounding HOW to get a six pack. What can we learn about business and success from these myths?

May 14, 2015

All solo entreprneurs come to that moment when their business is growing and they have to make the jump to becoming an employer. WHEN to do this is always the big question. Do it too soon and potentially ruin your finances. Do it too late and potentially lose business or your sanity.

May 6, 2015

Ever had an anrgy client? No? Ever had an unhappy friend, spouse, or family member?

Today's Mike Minute will give you steps to deal with angry people and achieve the main objective of agreement and moving toward a solution. Retain customers and build relationships. Make your haters your most loyal customers and sources of referrals.

 

Apr 27, 2015

Todd Tresidder was in the hedge fund business and now has created an online business by coaching people and their finances. Todd gives great advice on push/pull marketing, content marketing, and how to charge a premium in the marketplace.

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Apr 22, 2015

A.C.T.I.O.N is the key differential when it comes to being succesful and breaking out of being average.

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Apr 14, 2015

Have a business idea? Think your product or service is too niche or not a "respectable" industry? Today we talk with Matt Miller, an entrepreneur that has created massive success through vending machines, something most entrepreneurs don't salivate over, much less talk about.

 

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Apr 9, 2015

Today Mike talks about the millionaire mentality and what it takes for teens, 20's and young people to make it BIG in life, business, and all aspects of your world.

 

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Apr 1, 2015

In 1994 Erin Baker had a dream. Little did she know 15 years later she would be grossing over $10million in annual sales and in a legal dispute with Kellogg. Hear her story from door-to-door sales and her personal kitchen until now her cookies are sold in Walmarts and across the world. Losing 60% market share or $200,000 in one day doesn't stop Erin and she tells all her advice and stories on this episode.

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Mar 24, 2015

Make your goals bigger! Dont have any goals? Learn how to do it right! Achieve your business and life dreams today.

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Mar 18, 2015

Want to double your income in one year? Think that's impossible? Think again!

 

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Mar 15, 2015

Eric wrote in and is wondering how to make more sales and generate better revenue at his used car dealership.

 

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Mar 12, 2015

Today we talk about what is holding back many businesses today. What do you need to do to get recognized? In a crowded marketplace how do you STAND OUT!?

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Mar 4, 2015

Today Mike talks about the three general areas of investing: stocks, real estate, and business. There are more than these three catagories but today we focus on the pros, cons, and details of each.

 

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Feb 28, 2015

Dai Manuel is owner of a chain of fitness retail stores. He shares with us his business experiences and the process of scaling Fitness Town and then he tlaks about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. A proper diet and fitness regime is what makes average great!

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Feb 27, 2015

Losing is not healthy. Failing shouldn't be glorified. This "experiment" of starting a business is pathetic and entrepreneurs should fear failure and do whatever it takes to flee the "learn from your mistakes" mentality.

 

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Feb 23, 2015

Long live the Soap Queen! Today, Mike interviews a wanna-be FBI agent turned entrepreneur. Anne-Marie Faiola turned her passion for art, stationary, and people into a retail store and website portfolio worth millions. She shares her story and tips for small business owners.

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Feb 21, 2015

Everyone has always told you to go to school, get a job, pay taxes, and then die. It has generally thought that an employee makes more money than entrepreneurs. Why? It takes a lot of money to start a company and then it costs a lot to grow and hire as you expand the business. Mike is oging to show why the wealthy are rich and what tactics entrepreneurs use to become more affluent.

 

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Feb 20, 2015

Internet marketing can seem daunting and complicated but Mike has helped many small businesses rank higher in Google Search and today he is going to share his top 3 tips for small businesses that want more customers viewing their site.

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Feb 19, 2015

Today Mike shares some of the worst phrases that are spoken on a daily basis in the work place. Sharpen your communication skills with this power-packed 10 mins!

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Feb 17, 2015

Dan Barnes owns Phonesoap, a UV cleaning technology for cell phones and mobile devices. He shares his experience of starting and growing the business until he and his cousin, Wes, went onto ABC's TV show, Shark Tank and raised $300,000.

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Feb 17, 2015

 

On this edition of MikeMinute we talk about the power of saying THANK YOU and how to do this to creates relationships and market to your existing clients and future prospects.

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Feb 13, 2015

On this MikeMinute edition, we look at the lowering oil prices as well as a Japanese CEO and compare/contrast the mentality of upper management. 

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Feb 12, 2015

Today, Mark, a personal trainer wants to start his business and become an entrepreneur. Mike gives him the path to follow in developing a startup that is lean and not cash-intensive.

 

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