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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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Apr 28, 2017

Business isn't the most important thing... you need something to anchor you.

Apr 27, 2017

If you love what you do you aren't constantly thinking about your next "escape", your next "get-a-way"..... If all you think about is your next vacation, then you've gotta get serious with yourself... you got one life!

Apr 26, 2017

If you talk the talk you've got to walk the walk. If your work ethic and hustle doesn't match your audacious goals and aspirations you are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure.

Apr 25, 2017

Mike gives you two different angles on getting more from your employees. Remember the Golden Rule, "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."

You have got to understand your people if you want to incentivize and motivate them to achieve more.

Apr 24, 2017

Mike shares a small yet very powerful tip on getting your website to rank higher in Google Search.

Apr 24, 2017

What can we learn from the United Airlines fiasco this past week? A lot! But, today we dig deep into the CEO's response to the incident and how you should apologize more effectively.

Apr 14, 2017

Suicide is a subject not talked about much but is extremely prevalent in the entrepreneurial community and can be hurdle for failing small business owners.

Apr 5, 2017

Luke was a fellow student in my MBA class and is the owner of a white water rafting company and a yoga studio. Mike gives advice on how to scale his business and market his services using social media and video.

Apr 1, 2017

A 60 year old asked a question and Mike gives advice on how to quit your 9 to 5 job and start your passion project or entrepreneurial adventure.

Mar 29, 2017

This an amazing episode with Omar Soliman, CEO of College Hunks Hauling Junk and a sort of mentor that I have followed for several years. College Hunks now has 100 franchises and is growing very rapidly with over $70,000,000 in annual revenue. Omar gives tips to systemize your business, franchise your company, and turn blue collar work into white collar professions.

Mar 24, 2017

This is an update on what I have been up to. Includes franchising my lawn care business, getting awards, and the importance of creating a team culture.

Mar 21, 2017

Joseph is 20 years old and in his second year of college. He wants to drop out and run his business full time. His parents still want him to attend college, graduate, and get a corporate job. There is a mindset and process that you should follow if you want to drop out of college.

Mar 14, 2017

Aaron lives in Vancouver and emailed a question about starting a mobile fitness business for HR departments. Mike gives advice on creating a minimum viable product, and making real businesses out the ideas you have!

Mar 9, 2017

Kristian called in today and talks about his journey as a young business owner. He is looking to scale his business quickly and is able to do so because he puts his money back into the business (instead of buying the fancy car, watch, house, etc). This is a valuable lesson for all entrepreneurs wanting to scale their business.... LIVE ON LITTLE!

Mar 7, 2017

If you are selling you products you should sell services... and vice versa. This is a great opportunity to upset existing clients and reach a whole new demographic of prospects. Also, Mike takes a question from a pharmacist that is trying to grow his business.

Mar 3, 2017

Ben is a farmer and we talk about how he can disrupt an industry that has been around for thousands of years using modern marketing methods and techniques.

Feb 28, 2017

Sanjeev called in today and is the owner of a physical therapist business called Fyzical in Florida. Mike talks about the ways that Sanjeev can target his audience of 40+ year old market and advertise to them.

Feb 24, 2017

Trump won the election a couple months ago... I really could care less from a political standpoint but from a marketing an business side I think there are some takeaways and things to learn that will help you advertise and promote your small business!

Feb 23, 2017

If you get one bit of information out of the entire podcast and all the episodes on Business Bootcamp Podcast, it is this: you MUST build your business on systems... not personality, talent, or your skills. Short and sweet rant that I just had to give... listen to it twice and let it be the spark that gets you to do something about it!

Feb 16, 2017

This is a follow up episode one creating a hiring system. There are four steps: online application, job fair, interview, hiring and training.

Feb 14, 2017

Sam asked a question in episode 148 and today he calls in and gets more advice on ramping up his audio production business. Marketing and advertising tips on the house!

Feb 12, 2017

Eric, a former Marine, called in this week and wants to start a lawn care and landscaping business. Mike talks about the infant stages of the business, getting on the same page as your spouse, and specific numbers Eric should be hitting.

Feb 6, 2017

Sam is a recording artist and wants to expand his business. The problem is he doesn't want the music (his passion) to suffer. How do you make a profitable business without sacrificing doing the thing you love?

Feb 4, 2017

Ever had a LÄRABAR? They are all-natural energy bars sold in thousands of stores around the country. Ever wondered who started Larabar or how it became the company it is today? The founder of LÄRABAR, Lara Merriken, joins Mike for an exclusive interview on how she started the business in her kitchen and eventually got acquired by General Mills in 2008.

Jan 31, 2017

Vince called in today. He is in his 50's and is having a hard time hiring young guys to work in the landscaping industry. Learn how to deal with millennials that are looking for work and whether or not you should offer salary or by-the-hour pay.

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