Tag: business

186. How to win friends and influence people

Today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup is a continuation of a self-help kick that Nick has been talking about. Nick loves learning self-help, how to better himself, make changes to his life, and become a better person through it. Because of that, he loves sharing what he learns with all of you. Today’s topic is […]

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July 8, 2020 3 mins read

185. I fired a customer today

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick talks about having to fire a customer. Now what does that mean? He had a customer who was limiting his business and threatening his employees. Instead of bowing to their demands or yelling at them, he politely and confidently told them they could no longer use Storage […]

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July 6, 2020 3 mins read

184. Three small habits that will change your life and your business

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick talks about life and happiness. Nick has been reading How to Win Friends and Influence People and reflecting on the book and on his life. He challenged himself to try 3 simple habits for a week. No complaining- Nick decided he was going to go a week […]

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July 1, 2020 3 mins read

183. Starting a business without physically doing any work?

In today’s episode, Nick answers a question about starting a business as a handicapped person, or a person who can’t physically do labor. If you have any questions, or want to join Nick’s new consultation program, reach out to Nick@sweatystartup.com to get more info! We are offering ongoing consultation, one time consultations, as well as […]

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June 29, 2020 3 mins read

182. The first step to wealth that 99% of people won’t take

The best way to build wealth is consistency. Consistency over 5, 10, or 20 years is key to building and maintaining wealth and success. However, the key to your first step to wealth is intensity. Just do something! If you need inspiration, visit the Businesses I Love page for about 300 service-based business ideas to […]

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June 24, 2020 3 mins read

181. Avoid THIS mistake that costs companies millions

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick talks about miscommunication. One of the biggest problems in many service-based businesses, especially smaller ones, is that communication isn’t prioritized and mistakes are made. The mistake of miscommunication can EASILY cost companies millions of dollars every year. Ways to become a better communicator Email follow-up This is […]

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June 22, 2020 2 mins read

#180- How profitable is general contracting?

In today’s episode of The Sweaty Startup, Nick talks with Matt Baker, a general contractor from Houston, Texas. A general contractor is someone who meets a customer, gets an idea of what remodeling/construction work they want done, and gets them an estimate, subcontracts the workers for the project, and makes sure the project is managed […]

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June 17, 2020 4 mins read

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 […]

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June 15, 2020 4 mins read

#177 – Business idea- $1000 a week installing hitches

Show notes from episode #177 of The Sweaty Startup Podcast. One of Nick’s favorite things to do is look for simple businesses that you can charge upwards of $100 an hour. This week he discovered another option with hitch installations. Nick recently bought a truck and realized it didn’t have a trailer hitch receiver on […]

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June 8, 2020 3 mins read

How much money do you need?

There are only three levels of wealth in this world and beyond that money doesn’t matter. The first is being able to feed your family, pay your mortgage and not stress about going into debt. The second is going to a restaurant and not worrying about what restaurant it is or the prices prices and […]

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November 29, 2018 2 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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