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If you're in the real estate world, you may be familiar with the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast. With over 325 episodes in the past 6 years, it's one of the most popular podcasts on the planet with 63M+ downloads and over 250K listeners per week.

Well, BiggerPockets has decided to expand their podcast offerings, and today launched their newest podcast: The BiggerPockets Business Podcast.

My wife and I are hosting the new podcast, where we will be interviewing entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started, grew and scaled their business. Our goal is to provide our listeners the information they need to get their current business -- or their next business -- off the ground.

We'll be interviewing people who are just starting off in the business world, we'll be interviewing people who have grown their business to 7, 8 or 9 figures, and we'll be interviewing people who have already cashed-out of their businesses and are on to their next venture. We'll be deep diving into things like financing, raising money, product development, operations, business economics, marketing, branding, and a whole lot more.

Our first several episodes include guests like Joshua Dorkin (founder of BiggerPockets who recently sold his company to a private equity firm), Barbara Corcoran (from Shark Tank), Brent Underwood (creative marketing expert partnering with Ryan Holiday in his latest venture), as well as a lot of people who are on their business journey, hoping to get to their level.

If you have an established business, wouldn't mind opening up about the details of the business, wouldn't mind talking about your failures (and successes) and then deep diving into some aspect of business -- and your business -- that you're an expert about...and if you'd like to share that with our listeners, we're taking applications for future guests.

You can submit here: www.biggerpockets.com/bizguest

Here's the most recent episode:

The BiggerPockets Business Podcast | Available Episodes

 

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I'm not sure how much I'm willing to disclose, but I am admittedly interested.

I'll check out some of the other podcasts y'all have done and see what's up! Might be fun!
 

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Sure! I'll check out a few of our episodes, but I (and my CEO) would likely be interested, since it's been his vision and labor and I've definitely framed and shaped our marketing/social and company culture.
 

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I’ve listened to all the episodes so far (you’re up to three). Great guests and there’s a nice natural feel to the conversations. Well done Mr and Mrs @JScott.
 

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Looking forward to streaming a few episodes this week!
 

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Good for you! Had no idea that you were that involved with that community nor that you were in MD. Good luck with getting it off the ground, Looking forward to listening in.
 
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Good for you! Had no idea that you were that involved with that community nor that you were in MD. Good luck with getting it off the ground, Looking forward to listening in.
I've been involved with BP for about 10 years now -- I'm good friends with the founder, I've written 4 of their 17 books and have more posts on the site than any other member. In fact, BP and Fastlane are the only two forums that I'm involved in.

I grew up in MD, moved away for a long time, came back and am now leaving again... :)
 

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I just started listening to the podcast and it's one of my favorite. As a young millennial it's very interesting and the "sales pitch" tone is non existent like some other podcasts.

Looking forward to your successful guests in the future. Hell maybe myself one day!
 
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For those interested, we had a great guest on this past week (Jay Papasan, co-author of "The One Thing" with Gary Keller). He provided some amazing insight into how to manage your time, how to say NO, when to say YES, and how to derive the maximum personal benefit when saying YES to helping someone. He also talked a lot about hiring and managing successful teams.

Just wanted to mention it, as it was my favorite episode so far, and Jay Papasan is absolutely awesome. In fact, I would recommend you dig up other podcasts he's done...they're all amazing...
 

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...As a young millennial it's very interesting and the "sales pitch" tone is non existent like some other podcasts...
That is also the tone of J's latest book - it's about you not him. :thumbsup:
 
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Two podcast episodes that we've released recently that you guys might enjoy:


Alan Donegan is the founder of "Pop Up Business School," a business training company that travels the world teaching aspiring entrepreneurs about business. He talks a lot about how to test your business ideas without any money before you commit too fully.


For those of you who like beer, Dave Thibodeau is the founder of Ska Brewery and Peach Tree Distillers and he talks about how he transformed his hobby of brewing beer in high school into a business that has grown for two decades creating award-winning beer and spirits.
 
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On this week's podcast, we talked to Shark Tank's BARBARA CORCORAN... It was an awesome discussion -- we talked about how she built and sold a $66M real estate brokerage, how she fought to get on Shark Tank, and what she looks for when investing in a business/entrepreneur...



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Not sure if this is helpful, but as a Statistician who's looked a lot at successful businesses and people I think I've come to some interesting conclusions on what makes businesses and people successful.

For instance, one of the best predictors of success of a business are their Customer Satisfaction index scores:


Sounds like common sense, but actually having the data to prove that is enormously helpful... especially considering the amount of people who believe the road to success in business is dishonesty.

But on the personal level (since businesses are run by individuals,) there are a number of interesting insights. For instance, multimillionaires have a number of personality traits in common. Most notably self-control (the ability to sacrifice pleasure today for a better tomorrow.)


The first link is a rough survey, but there are more rigorous ones correlating different personality traits to ability to succeed. There are a lot of personality traits one can work on developing to boost success. There are a lot of business practices than one can use to improve their business.


IQ is a major predictor, but we don't know many methods of improving it other than maybe nutrition and a stimulating environment. Working Memory seems to be something you can use to improve performance, and there are a few thing we know that work. And again, self-control can be improved.

My philosophy is essentially using Data to answer questions rather than intuition, and the data shows a lot of interesting trends in what can make businesses and individuals successful. If that's interesting you, let me know.
 
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Also there are some interesting data-driven insights regarding Business in general here:

 

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