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#125 – Making money is a skill

Show notes from Episode #125 of the Sweaty Startup Podcast. The world talks a lot about money. Entrepreneurs talk a lot about money. Revenue, profitability, sales, deals, and on and on we are thinking about money. Money isn’t everything, but it can give you the chance to live the life you want. Nick was raised […]

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February 22, 2020 3 mins read

#124 – Businesses I Love #2 Mobile mechanic, AirBnB management, the trades

Show notes from Episode #124 of the Sweaty Startup Podcast. Nick, Dan, and Max join us again to talk about businesses they love, most of which you can find on the Sweaty Startup business idea list. Compared to the ideas discussed in the first episode, these will have a little higher barrier to entry and […]

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#123 – My favorite book: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Show notes from Episode #123 of the Sweaty Startup Podcast. Nick has an extensive list of recommended books, but he’s quick to tell you his absolute favorite–Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. Never Split the Difference is all about negotiation and dealmaking, which are key skills to have both in business and in life. […]

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#127 – The 10 best business books that you should read right now

Show notes from Episode #127 of the Sweaty Startup Podcast. Nick and Max Maher have gotten together to discuss their favorite business books, many of which you can find on the Sweaty Startup booklist. These books are great for inspiration, insight, and personal development, and you’ll be shocked at how often you apply their learnings […]

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February 21, 2020 6 mins read
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Businesses I Love

These are all businesses and markets that I love. The competition is weak. The market is growing. The costs and risks are low. The odds are good. You can analyze the market and make accurate decisions on where there is opportunity to thrive. You can win. Start small. Start low skilled and low risk if […]

179: How profitable is a self storage facility?

In today’s episode, Nick talks about a self-storage facility that he and his partner bought in July of 2019. He goes over the numbers of buying it, operating it, and income from units being rented out, as well as expenses. His goal is to show you just how profitable a self-storage facility is. This property […]

Idea Generation 101

This is an analytical approach to identifying and exploring new business opportunities. This is designed around service based businesses but the concepts can be applied to any business. In order to compete you need to have a competitive advantage in one of three areas: speed, price or quality. The goal here is to look for […]

Essential Tools

Notes from Podcast Episode 4. These are the essential tools you can use to start your business cheaply and have all the tools you need to operate right off the bat. Step 1: Generate your idea Consider using this guide as a resource. You can also take a look at this list of businesses I […]

Businesses I Hate

Prefer a more positive outlook? Check out the businesses I love. I don’t like businesses that have a lot of passionate people involved. Businesses that are fun and are a lot of people’s hobbies. Passionate people think with their hearts instead of analyzing the markets. Passionate people make poor decisions. Passionate people start companies because […]

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