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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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Feb 20, 2019

Yesterday, I fired one of my employees... after his second day on the job. Why? You will have to listen to this episode.... but at the end of the day FIRING is what dictates your company culture.

By the way, this is the first episode recorded in our NEW studio! Checkout the YouTube channel to see video!

 

youtube.com/mikeandes

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Feb 16, 2019

Create content. That's it. Those two words sum up the entire episode. I share how I have used content to grow my online businesses... but more importantly how I am using content creation to grow my local landscaping business.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Feb 5, 2019

Do you have this syndrome? It's called NSTS (New Shiny Thing Syndrome).

Be Patient. Focus. Be attentive to the business you are building NOW!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Jan 25, 2019

I recently hired a few people for my business... it took me 30 interviews to get those successful candidates. Here are 4 of the things I use in my interview process to find and hire great talent while retaining a great company culture. 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Jan 17, 2019

The role I play at my landscaping company is changing. In order to work on strategy, hiring, culture, and branding I am delegating the other functions of my day-to-day role. If you want your business to go to the next level, this is an imperative step... not an easy one, bu  necessary one.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Jan 8, 2019

In this episode I share the goals I have for all by businesses in 2019 and recap what took place in 2018. Going into the new year, my ONE WORD will be "impact."

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dec 27, 2018

Here are my tips for all small business owners that feel their business is underachieving. PLEASE listen to this episode if you are considering starting a business... this will save you years of frustration! I'm tired of fake entrepreneurship and the lack of solid info for small businesses... and it sort of shows here.

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dec 23, 2018

Have you ever heard what your employees think about you? Have they ever heard what their coworkers think about their performance?

Here is what doing annual reviews did for me and my business. I encourage you to implement the same strategies.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dec 16, 2018

The stock market has been volatile the past few months which has investors talking about a eminent recession. Are you and your business ready to capitalize on the economic contraction? You can actually GROW during recession... if you plan for it now.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dec 11, 2018

No it's not clickbait... I really do believe that you should tell your employees exactly where every dollar of the business is going.

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Dec 1, 2018

I am not a perfect boss or leader... yesterday highlighted that fact. A business owners we must learn that as we build a Team and delegate tasks, we cannot step in and make everyone trip over us as they are trying to do their job... it slows progress and kills culture.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Nov 24, 2018

Innovation is an overused word in the world of startups and tech moguls; however, it is important to change and evolve as a small business. Today, we discuss the importance of learning from other industries to improve your processes and systems.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Nov 13, 2018

We have made our pricing at the gym and landscaping company very transparent recently. Here is the upside of sharing your prices online... you got nothing to hide!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Nov 9, 2018

Today, I share an online tool I use for all my design needs. I also talk about a powerful mail marketing tool and the books I am listening to right now. I share the video tactics we have used to close 38% more of our estimate proposals!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Oct 28, 2018

Here are three things I have learned in the past few years in the evolution of my entrepreneurial career. I've changed my mind on topics such as building a team and time management.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Oct 18, 2018

Unexpected roadblocks and changes are absolutely a part of the entrepreneurial journey... how you deal with them is what separates the good from the great.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Sep 30, 2018

My company was recently ranked #1 place to work in Whatcom County for companies under 50 employees. Here's how we did it.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Sep 28, 2018

Here are the three ways to invest your money. 

1.) Business

2.) Real Estate

3.) Paper (Stocks and Bonds)

I share my tips and advice for your extra $$$.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Sep 16, 2018

This is perhaps my greatest advice EVER! Here is why you must have a Team off-site meeting and the steps to making it meaningful.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Sep 3, 2018

As your child grows, you parenting style changes. As your business grows the way you manage it must evolve and change. Create mid-level managers and leaders over groups of 4-6 individuals.

Also, I am launching a new podcast for gym owners and fitness entrepreneurs. It is called "Barbells and Business" and will document the changes and experiments we do at the gym I just bought.

 

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Aug 24, 2018

Here is a question small business owners MUST ask themselves to ensure the longevity of their business.

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Aug 21, 2018

If you feel exhausted or in need of inspiration, this is the episode for you! August can be a tempting time to slip into cruise control and coast into the end of the year. DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN! Accelerate and go full throttle!

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Aug 7, 2018

What do you do when an employee is underperforming? Fire them? Put up with it? Here are four steps to making sure you turn average employees into GREAT Team members.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Jul 28, 2018

In the past couple weeks I have had to come to grips with a lot of my shortcomings as a professional. Owning 4 different businesses isn't super easy and I am still learning how to balance it all.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

Jul 17, 2018

Today, a small business owner submits a question on how to build Team culture within their organization. After losing 3 out of their 7 employees morale is low and the Team needs work internally if the business is ever going to grow.

Questions? Go to BusinessBootcampPodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Gusto. Go to Gusto.com/bootcamp for a free 90 day trial of their payroll and employee benefits software

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