Episode 118: How Bryan Grew a $20 Million per Year Lawn Care Empire
In this episode Ryan chats with Bryan Clayton, CEO and co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day and doing 20m a year in sales.
Before starting GreenPal, Bryan founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.
You'll learn the ups and downs in Bryan's journey and how he overcame them to grow his lawn care empire.
Episode 114: Arbitrage, Wholesale, Private Label and Print on Demand... How Glenn built his multifaceted business.
In this episode, Ryan chats with Legends member Glenn Martindale.
Glenn started with a Yahoo store selling personalized baby gifts. Now he has a multifaceted business including his own private label brand, multiple wholesale accounts, print on demand, and general arbitrage.
Glenn has a wealth of knowledge and drops some great advice in this episode.
Episode 113: How Steve's Unique Business is about to Pop
In this fun episode, Ryan talks with Inflation Animation Engineer Steve Christmas about how a simple balloon animal business he started with his son has turned into a major operation that has allowed Steve to do balloons for large events, company marketing promotions, and many schools, churches, and celebrations. They have done balloons for McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, Chevrolet, Bass Pro Shop sponsored festivals, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Roadhouse, and many other companies.
Episode 109: How to Find what Lights You Up and Turn that into a Business
In this episode, Ryan chats with Dan Woerheide, a transformation coach who works with Christian entrepreneurs and business professionals to help them get out of their own way to navigate transitions, roadblocks, and the questions that keep them up at night.
He found that he LOVES having conversations with people and he's used that to organically grow his business.
This episode is jam-packed with gold on how to find out what excites you and how to turn that into a business.
Episode 105: How Jason and Heydi Started their Business with $0
Jason and Heydi Marshall are yet another couple in our Legends community that started their Amazon business without having to invest any money. They sold books they already owned and now they have a thriving business.
Episode 104: How to Change the World through Business. With Guest Doug Seebeck.
Often times in today's society business is portrayed as being dishonorable....that to be successful you have to take advantage of others.
But I couldn't disagree with this more and my guest Doug Seebeck believes that business is THE answer to end poverty across the world.
Doug is the author of the book "My Business, My Mission: Fighting Global Poverty through Partnerships" and the founder of Partners Worldwide.
Episode 98: How Larry and Sue Used the Slow and Steady Approach to Grow their Business. With Guests Larry and Sue Pruett.
In this episode, Ryan chats with Larry and Sue Pruett. They started with $600 and a dream of building an online business. Their business has grown to a point where they're now providing jobs for others and even coaching students on how to build their own online business. You'll love this couple!
Episode 97: How this Homeschool Mom Brought Her Husband Home and Became "Keepa" Kate. With Guest Kate Chattic.
In this episode, Ryan chats with Kate Chattic, a homeschool mom of 7. Kate says she didn't have time to build this business, but she made time. It worked. Her husband Nate was a school teacher and their business allowed him to come home.
Now Kate is a master at Keepa, one of the data tools Amazon sellers use, and she uses it in a unique way to find new products.
Episode 94: How Jonathan Launched his Private Label Brand to Page 1 of Amazon. With Guest Jonathan Bricker
In this episode Ryan chats with Jonathan Bricker of Brick House Salad Dressings.
Jonathan left his full time ministry position and pursued his dream of being an entrepreneur and it paid off! In addition to running his own business he now consults other brands on how to sell successfully on Amazon.
Episode 83: How to Overcome Shiny Object Syndrome. With Guest Eric Bussey.
The good news about being an entrepreneur is that opportunity is everywhere. The bad news about being an entrepreneur is that opportunity is everywhere and that it's tempting to be like a squirrel chasing every business opportunity.
We call this Shiny Object Syndrome and it can kill your business growth.
In this episode, you'll hear how my friend Eric Bussey has overcome this.
Episode 75: 6 Pillars of High Performance. With Guest Christie Hertzler.
What's the #1 thing everyone in the world wants? I believe that the answer, quite simply, is:
They want more success at work.
They want more happiness.
They want more passion in their relationships.
They want more money. More energy. More productivity. More meaning.
Everyone wants more of the good things that life has to offer, right?
Well in this episode, Christie will ask us some questions of ourselves that will help us go to the next level in every area of our life.
Episode 67: Is your Business Profitable? With Guest Kris Loveless.
Many of us including me had no prior business experience before selling online. What might have started out as a side hustle turns into a serious income, but the business side rarely gets talked about.
This episode is gold for anyone needing to learn how their business is actually doing.
Episode 66: A God Idea and a Discerning Wife. With Guest Paul LaRue.
In this episode, Ryan chats with Paul LaRue, owner of the Cozee, the world's first battery-powered heating blanket. Paul's story is a perfect example of how listening to the Lord and your spouse brings business success.
Episode 59: How to Build Wealth in Turbulent Times. With Guest Mark Willis.
Since March 2020, many small businesses have suffered financial set-backs unlike before. In this same time frame, online sales have skyrocketed! In this episode learn what you can do build wealth even in these crazy times.
Episode 57: How to Get a 2000% Return on Investment Selling Online.
There is gold in your backyard!
My friend Greg has been selling on eBay since 1999 and he makes a killing sourcing products he finds at garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores and in this episode he shares how you can do the same and get Giant Return on Investment Numbers.
Episode 54: 48 Days to the Work and Life you Love. With Guest Dan Miller
In this episode Ryan chats with one of his mentors, Best Selling Author Dan Miller.
Don't miss this episode as Dan talks about how to work in your Zone of Genius, How to Grow a Side Hustle in Only 15 Hours per week and More!
Episode 53: From Winning a Grammy to Providing Jobs in Haiti. With Guest Will McGinnis
In this episode Ryan chats with Will McGinnis, the former bass player for the Grammy Award winning Christian Band Audio Adrenaline. Will now focuses his time and attention on his brand Haiti Made which provides jobs and economic stability for the hard working folks of Haiti.
Episode 51: A Diva with a Purpose. With Guest Cindy Tawiah
In this inspiring episode Ryan chats with Cindy Tawiah, the founder of Diva by Cindy. Cindy's hair care products are the vehicle to provide workshops and counseling for women victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Episode 50: How Ryan has Replaced his Income by Selling on Walmart. With Guest Ryan Robinson
Walmart is the 3rd largest ecommerce site!! It receives an estimated 295 Million Visitors per month and is expected to hit $38 BILLION in sales this year! And just like Amazon you can put YOUR products in front of those eyeballs.
In this episode Ryan chats with Ryan Robinson who has only been selling on Walmart for a short time, but in just a few months he has been able to replace his income from his former school administrator job!
Episode 48: How this Doctor has Turned his Expertise into Multiple Income Streams. With Guest Dr. Michael Chua
In this episode Ryan chats with his friend and student Dr. Mike Chua, a Physical Therapist and Certified Dementia Practitioner. Mike has turned his love for patients into multiple ways to serve them besides seeing them one on one
Episode 44: What Multiple Streams of Income Looks Like
Does multiple streams of income mean working 80+ hours per week and never getting to see your family?
In this episode Ryan talks about what multiple streams of income looks like, what it does not, and how to add streams to your business the right way.
Episode 41: How they Would Start Over with $100. With guests Jimmy Smith, Honey Woods, and Greg Perry.
In this episode I chat with Jimmy Smith, Honey Woods, and Greg Perry about what they would do if they had to start over with only $100.
If you need some simple, inexpensive strategies for starting or growing your e-commerce business then this episode is for you.
Episode 40: The Why, What, and Who of Outsourcing. With Guests Honey Woods and Jimmy Smith
This episode is audio from a webinar I did with Jimmy and Honey about outsourcing. In it you'll learn how they've leveraged outsourcing to expand their business and free time and how you can do the same.
Episode 37: He Created a Full Time Income from That?!?!
Do you think that your knowledge is too specific or odd to be turned into income?
Then this episode is for you. Ryan chats with Kyle Boyer who turned his love for paper airplanes into a business that allowed him to quit his job!
Episode 35: How to Pivot During a Pandemic. With Guest Jenni Hunt.
The world is different than what it was even just a few weeks ago.
It's more important than ever to know how to create multiple streams of income and one way to do that is through monetizing what you're passionate about.
We'll show you how in this episode.
Episode 30: How to Get Over the Fear of Promoting Yourself or your Business
In this episode Ryan talks about how he got over the fear of "promoting himself" and how when you have a business and/or message that the world needs to hear that it's your responsibility to get the message out.
Episode 22: Even a Knucklehead Can Do It. With Guest Karl Jacobi
In the beginning of his e-commerce business, Karl Jacobi, made some knucklehead moves as he describes in this episode.
Yet it didn't stop him from building a business that has allowed him to quit his job and be at home with his family.
In this entertaining episode you'll learn how he went from selling car parts on eBay to now having a team of people that source and ship for him.
Episode 21: Your Blueprint for Multiple Streams of Income
In this episode Ryan shares the EXACT blueprint he uses to create multiple streams of income.
When people see this system the light-bulbs go on and they understand exactly how they can build multiple income streams too!
Episode 20: Are Goals Even for Me? With Guests Jimmy Smith, Linda Joseph, and Jim Cockrum
Do you ever feel frustrated in the goal setting process or like a failure for not hitting your goals?
In this episode Ryan talks with Jimmy Smith, Linda Joseph, and Jim Cockrum about each of their approaches to goals.
If you've ever wondered if goals are even for you then this episode will be the encouragement you need.
Episode 19: We Want Things to Stay the Same But Get Better. With Guest Tyson Priest
In this episode Ryan interviews his long-time friend and author Tyson Priest. Tyson left a comfortable corporate job to become a pastor in a small farm town in Indiana and in his new book Delta to Victor, Tyson talks about how to make intentional and effective change.
Much of what Tyson has learned in making the leap to becoming a pastor is applicable to running and growing a business.
Episode 18: She Has 18 Streams of Income?!?! With Guest Jenni Hunt
Jenni really does have 18+ revenue streams.
These are not random side hustle or multiple businesses.
In this episode Jenni talks about how she has built so many different streams and how you can do the same.
Episode 17: A Physical Product Business with No Inventory (Hint: It's Not Dropshipping). With Guests Stephen and Nate Hibbert
Hear the story of how Stephen Hibbert won an auction I held 2 years ago for my brother and sister in law’s orphanage in Guatemala and became a good friend of mine, how that relationship has turned into business partnerships, and how he and his brother Nate have a serious physical product business selling items that they don’t have to ship nor hold in inventory.
Episode 15: $90,000 in Debt and a Hole in the Roof. With Guests Jamie and Ruthie Slingerland
I had a ton of fun interviewing my friends Jamie and Ruthie Slingerland.
This episode is full of business lessons and life lessons that Jamie and Ruthie learned the hard way like how they knocked out $90,000 in debt, how they have learned to communicate as a couple, and the various streams of income they have created together including selling physical products, a coaching business, a podcast, and an Airbnb.
Episode 14: From Chaos to Clarity. With Guest Marianne Renner
This episode is packed full of wisdom. Author, Speaker, and Coach Marianne Renner shares how your thoughts determine your destiny.
Chaos is the biggest thief in our lives. It robs us of our goals, it robs us of our dreams, it robs us of our true purpose--and of living the lives we were meant to live. This episode will help you find the clarity and confidence you need to live each day with deeper meaning and purpose in your business, career, and family.
Episode 12: How to Find your Niche, Scale your Business and Build your Brand. With Guest Jason Miles.
In this episode you'll hear from best selling author Jason Miles on how to scale your business, how to build a brand, how to find your niche and the importance of having what Warren Buffet calls a "castle with an unbreachable moat."
Jason and Cinnamon started selling doll clothes on eBay and now they own their own sales platform and are changing lives in Africa through their non-profit organization.
Episode 9: Hit by a Truck and Shot in the Chest But His Business Still Thrives. With guest Benji Laney
It's a miracle that Benji is even still alive. In 2018 he was hit by a bus and in early 2019 accidentally shot in the chest. Listen in as Benji describes how his business continued even as he was going through a grueling recovery process.
Episode 8: How Katie turned her passion and talent into multiple income streams. With guest Katie Lamb
If you’re in a business that you need to work more hours or book more clients to make more money then this episode is must listen to one for you!
Katie Lamb took her love and passion for photography and turned it into a course, a coaching program, brand sponsorships and more!
Episode 7: Loving your Work and Making the Dream Happen. With Guest Brian Dixon
Brian Dixon, Author of Start with your People, unpacks the following: how to love what you do, how his morning routine plays a part in his success, the question he asks people that allows him to serve them in a greater way, and how to deal with difficult people.
Episode 6: Traveling the World and Running a Business at the Same Time. With guest Chris Niemeyer
Are you working in your business or on your business?
In this episode Productivity Coach Chris Niemeyer talks about how to outsource parts of your business, how to implement systems and processes, and how to scale your business.
Episode 5: How a Homeschool Mom of 6 Built Her Business and Allowed Her Husband to Come Home. With guest Honey Woods
If you've ever felt like you have excuses why starting a business won't work for you listen to this episode. Honey destroys the excuses and shows how she has built a business that has allowed her to homeschool her 6 children and bring her husband home from a job that was sucking the life out of him.
Episode 4: How a Homeschool Mom of 3 Stays Home and Makes 6 Figures. With Guest Jenni Hunt
Jenni started her online business career by selling a stroller she purchased at a garage sale. Now she has students all over the world that look to her for online business advice.
In this episode you'll learn where to get started even if you have no money and no experience and also how to turn something you're passionate about into a serious income.
Episode 3: How Jimmy and Brittany built their Amazon business to over $100k per month! With Guest Jimmy Smith
In this episode I'll talk with my friend Jimmy Smith who along with his wife Brittany have an Amazon business that brings in over $100,000 per month! Jimmy has a unique system of finding items that sell over and over again every month.