I started the Sweaty Startup in December of 2018 because I believe the Shark Tank and Tech Crunch culture is ruining the real spirit of low-risk entrepreneurship. In college I connected with a lot of other entrepreneurs and of the 20 or so people pursuing tech and “new idea” startups, not a one succeeded. They all went and got real jobs.


236: I Purchased 20 Self Storage Facilities – An Update From Nick


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236: I Purchased 20 Self Storage Facilities – An Update From Nick

An update on , my self storage / real estate private equity company: In 2018 the self-storage arm grew as Bolt Storage purchased a facility at 53 Pinckney Road in Ithaca and added it to the operations at 1401. 2019 was a big year as Bolt acquired...

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235: The Golden Rule of Real Estate and Small Business

A lot of fields are numbers games. Sales, venture capital, startups, dating. It’s about taking a lot of shots. Try to get the batting average as high as you can, but take a lot of at-bats and something is bound to work out. But once you get the...

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234: How To Make Hard Decisions the Right Way

Decisions aren't easy. Make them the right way. Nick also discusses his latest endevours at http://boltstorage.com

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