ABQ Business Podcast

Jason Rigby

This is the Albuquerque Business Podcast with

your host Jason Rigby. Each week we interview leading local business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We Discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for Albuquerque.

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What does it take to get funding in ABQ? How do I network to other states? What should my deck be? How do I present to venture capitalist firms? Alexander is CEO of a successful start-up www.TARTLE.co that has received numerous fundings. We discuss his wins and losses and experience in being an Entrepreneur in New Mexico.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources, and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Nov 26

7 min 54 sec

This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and What do I most love to do? What work do I do that doesn't seem like work? In my work, what products have the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to amount of time spent? What is my unique ability? These are self aware questions we go into detail on, and how we work through them mentally.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources, and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Nov 24

21 min 1 sec

"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."  George S. Patton. History helps us to sharpen our sword in learning lessons to lead. We delve into General Patton's extraordinary leadership abilities in WW2.  More details on General Patton here and here.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources, and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!  

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Nov 19

24 min 47 sec

Embracing new technologies gives us the digital solution to revolutionize ABQ. Putting data to work for a Smarter City. Powered by TARTLE.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!  

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Nov 16

17 min 20 sec

We dive into New Startups in New Mexico, and what it takes to receive funding, support, and success. If you know somebody that is beginning the entrepreneurial journey in ABQ this is great podcast to share.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!  

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Nov 12

17 min 55 sec

Whether you are right wing or left wing having an environmentally friendly free city that supports innovation, technology, and business is the cornerstone of growth in any city. Albuquerque's culture and ancient land is the fundamental building blocks of change we need in this city. To move forward we must look back. We go into detail about how we can make ABQ the best city in the USA.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby and Alexander McCaig Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for ABQ Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or Alexander McCaig on LinkedIn here also sign up for our email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!    

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Nov 11

19 min 16 sec

The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It's not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you. In this 8th anniversary edition you'll read not only the life-changing concepts of the original book, but also learn what author Jeff Olson discovered as he continued along the slight edge path: the Secret to Happiness and the Ripple Effect. This edition of The Slight Edge isn't just the story, but also how the story continues to create life-altering dynamics--how a way of thinking, a way of processing information, can impact daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. The Slight Edge is "the key" that will make all the other how-to books and self-help information that you read, watch and hear actually work. This is the bio of the book you can get it at Amazon here. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where This you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Aug 20

14 min 18 sec

Should you take TRT right now? What does Testosterone realistically do to your body? Is it safe? These are all questions you may be asking as your curious with this  hormone therapy. KC is an expert in testosterone therapy and as helped a ton of people gain back their health. You can always get it tested to just see where your levels are at.   About Well Life ABQ:   Well Life ABQ is your simple way to Solve your Healthcare Costs! This is from their website that you can go to here   Are the costs of employee healthcare making you sick? We can help you fight back! Schedule a free business review.  When we understand your healthcare needs, we can develop the best plan customized to your needs. For $75 per month plus tax, companies cover 80-90% of their employee's health needs.   PROBLEM Prescription drug benefit costs has increased 1150% since 1987 Since employers are the main providers of health insurance benefits, they are bearing the brunt of these costs.  Is there any other line item in a company budget, that has increased this much? Patient costs have also increased 182% since 1987 Both employees and employers bear the burden of these huge cost increases. (CEOs guide) All companies that provide insurance benefits, run a health care business.  It is likely the 2nd biggest operating cost after payroll.  And if you don't provide benefits, you have a tougher time recruiting top talent.   As with all complex problems, there is not a single cause.   COST DRIVERS There are two main drivers of increasing prescription drug prices. Pharmaceutical companies (most people know this) According to RealClearHealth.com "PBMS fail to pass $120billion back to consumers and retain another $30billion in additional out of pocket costs. Pharmacy Benefit Managers <--- this is the real dragon   PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES Brand name drug prices are possibly justified Research and development has a wide range, but is around $985million Average cost of FDA approval for a new drug is $19million alone.    PBMS History Originally processed prescription claims for a small administrative fee.  Great system at first…then these middlemen began to exert more and more control.  They developed formularies and controlled which drugs were "allowed" to be prescribed Began to concentrate their power.  Larger PBMs gobbled up smaller ones.  Some even merged with actual insurance companies or drugstore chains ie CVS Caremark.  CVS Health just acquired Aetna. And Express Scripts was acquired by Cigna.  OptumRx is affiliated with United Healthcare…and Im sure many of has noticed the DaVita clinics signs now say Optum.  So now they are infiltrating the frontlines of healthcare.  This is a disaster.  It reduces competition and limits choice.  Three major PBMs control 76% of the prescription drug benefit transactions in the US - ONLY THREE The largest PBM had a net increase of 70% in net profit in two years! Rebates.  "kickbacks" Legal extortion - They negotiate with the pharma company to place their drug on a formulary, they demand a rebate.  Pharma has to PAY TO PLAY or their drug doesn't get placed on the formular.  PBMs even take this farther and say not only will we not carry your drug, we won't place ANY of your drugs on the formulary…even your generics.  These PBMs pocket most and sometimes all of the rebate.  EMPLOYERS BEAR THE BRUNT OF THIS COSTLY GAME 25% of the drug cost is attributable to rebates - this means we are paying 25% more than we should I see this 25% pretty regularly in practice.  For about 80% of the prescriptions we write, we could save a company about 25%.  More about this in solutions. As a prescriber, I have had MANY scenarios where the more expensive drug is the one on the formulary and the cheaper option was not "covered".  I always thought "that doesn't make sense".  Now that I have seen the light, I have no doubt that a rebate was the reason. Fees - They of course also collect fees for their so-called "services Spread - The PBM will reimburse the pharmacy a lower price and charge the plan sponsor (YOUR COMPANY a higher price).  The company that is footing the bill, has no idea. There's more - specialty drugs are filled by a specialty pharmacy that is owned by the PBM and the consumer is forced to only use this pharmacy.  So the PBM STILL wins.  The consumer and the company lose. HOW SOLUTIONS Awareness Employers must demand price transparency and a flat fee systems that eliminates hidden and conflicting/perverse incentives Link up with a Direct Primary Care provider like Well Life ABQ.  In many circumstances we can dispense at a lower cost.  And when we can't, we are partnered with a pharmacy that can still direct bill and skip the insurance claim.  This allows us to choose the most appropriate and economical option. STORIES Several years ago, one new member signed up after his cardiologist referred him to us.  He had been on the generic Viagra, which is sildenafil 25mg.  The usual effective dose is 25mg to 50mg.  At the time, he was paying about $150 per month from a Canadian pharmacy.  This member is a savvy consumer.  I became of aware of this when he asked me to send a prescription to the pharmacy.  I informed him that I could dispense 20mg tabs and it costs about $7!  Right off the bat, I saved him MORE THAN the cost of his membership for him and his wife.  Since then the 25mg dose has come down in price and he can get it for about $13 at the pharmacy --- WITHOUT INSURANCE Earlier this year, we had another member of a large company forget to update his insurance information when we drew labs.  We ran the labs through insurance it was denied because we had old information.  He got a bill for $700.  Of course, he called us.  Normally, we would just update the lab with the correct insurance information.  But in his case, his new insurance was Presbyterian which means the lab we used was out of network.  That would have likely driven UP the price.  Instead we contacted the lab and swapped him to client bill…which is our contracted prices.  He paid $54.  He was pretty happy. This same patient spends a significant amount of time out of the country.  He has some daily medications that were a real hassle to get enough filled to cover his trips.  The medication was generic, so we ordered him a six month supply and dispensed directly. He paid $56 for six months and skipped the insurance  hassles.  Not to mention, his out of pocket costs were about the same! OBJECTIONS I want to address two main initial objections related to Direct Primary Care "I can't limit my employee's choice of PCP to only one clinic"  and I absolutely agree that you can't.  First you already limit their choice due to insurance networks.  Then every time you change insurance providers, you force them to start over.  It’s a nightmare.  Second, the DPC model isn't about forcing, it is about incentives.  When employees hear $0 copay, 30-60minute appointment times, no waiting and texting/virtual options, they get pretty interested.  When their out of pocket costs for labs and medications go down, they get darn right giddy.  When they need the free and included 24/7 telemedicine option, they really love the program.  You aren't forcing anything. Well Life ABQ has been doing this since 2017.  It works and it works well.  These costs pull back the curtain on the costs of healthcare and it is shocking. "The cost is only $75 per employee and $30 per additional household member to cover about 80-90% of healthcare needs.  How can it be that cheap?  Or sounds too good to be true."    RESOURCES Hacking Employee Healthcare - just email hello@welllifeabq.com for access The CEOs Guide to Restoring the American Dream - Dave Chase Relocalizing Health.  The Future of Health Care is Local, Open and Independent - Dave Chase The Price We Pay - Marty Makary Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Aug 6

29 min 8 sec

Do You love to take online personality tests? So do your employees! What if you could lovingly respond as a leader to your people with the right approach; that makes them feel safe and secure? How do you implement for free or very little cost this program? This alone can dramatically change your culture at work 1000%.  Tests I mentioned:  Briggs Meyers: https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ 16 Personalities Test: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test DISC Assessment: https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc 36 FREE Tests: https://www.123test.com/ Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

Jul 24

15 min 35 sec

Do you want to be insanely productive everyday? What if you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to charge the day!  Highly successful people have daily habits that are easy to follow that consistently leads them to wins.  Here Is link to the article I talked about today: https://medium.com/change-your-mind/5-insanely-productive-habits-of-highly-successful-people-cf012d279306 Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Jul 17

16 min 30 sec

We have all been stuck in the fog! Sitting on a rock waiting for the sun to clear up the fog, so we can navigate and see out of our situation. Why do we let external things get to us? Why does emotions (fear,guilt,worry) keep us in the fog? How do we work past the negative emotions to gain clarity? What mental tools do we use?  Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Jul 6

14 min 21 sec

How do you allow your employees to handle issues in your business? Why is it important for you to empower people? When should I reverse engineer my sales or marketing system? Chasing cars is what most entrepreneurs do daily and think that they did a full day of work.  Being a chicken with your head cut off is a waste of energy and effort for nothing.  Being Proactive is allot easier than you think it's just a mental switch you have to cut on.  Some of this material was taken from an email from Daniel Levis Science of Client-Getting. Always like to give credit where it's due.  Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

Jun 30

16 min 22 sec

Insecurity is always about fear. The closer we get to someone at home or in the workplace the more our fear trigger "of not being good enough" comes to the forefront. How do you not allow the fear from taking over in your relationships? What is the steps and cure for stopping insecurity in your life?  Shout out to Katie and Gay Hendricks for this article I read on this. You can go to their website here.  Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Jun 26

26 min 44 sec

Returning guest Omar L. Harris, Former GM (GSK and Allergan), Award-Winning Author (“The Servant Leader’s Manifesto”), Thought-Leader & Intent Consulting Founder has a new book out go grab it now!!!  “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”  https://amzn.to/35E3YXv ABOUT: OMAR L HARRIS (Charlotte, NC, born in Pittsburgh, PA) is the founder of Intent Consulting and TYMPO.io (the world’s first and best SaaS application for employee inclusion), a Former GM (GSK and Allergan), Business and Servant Leadership Thought-Leader, Speaker, Award-Winning Bestselling Author of 5 books, including "Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion", Summer 2021, “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto”, 2020, and “Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams”, 2019). With 20+ years of global pharmaceutical executive experience building teams, Omar has worked on 4 continents (U.S., Middle East, Asia and Latin America) for Pfizer, Merck, Schering-Plough and more. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Florida A&M University Alumni, Harris is passionate about leading teams, high-performance coaching, and inspiring future leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt the servant leader mindset and stop toxic leadership behaviors.  Omar is also the Co-Author of “From Authors to Entrepreneurs F.A.T.E.: The Personal Side of Indie Publishing” (2015) and Author of “One Blood” fiction book (2011, pen name, Qwantu Amaru – currently being developed into a television series). Harris was a featured speaker at the 2021 International Institute of Leadership Conference with his compelling topic: “The End of the Boss – 7 Rules for the Modern Leader” (March 2021). His book and work have been featured by CNN HLN Weekend Express, WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh, Black News Channel, The Beating Alpha Podcast, The Living Corporate Podcast, Real Leaders, SHRM Blog, Thrive Global, CEO World Magazine, Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, VoiceAmerica and many more. As fun facts, Omar speaks 5 languages, plays 7 instruments, and started his first company at the age of 7. https://www.omarlharris.com/ Intent Consulting Founder https://www.intentconsultants.co/about LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarlharris/

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Jun 25

56 min 47 sec

This episode is full of Solid Branding Advice to help every CEO navigate 2021. We also touched on new updates with content marketing, and online presence. This was an amazing podcast and I loved having Marie on to talk branding & digital marketing! Here is her bio and website.   Marie Parks, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of North Star Messaging + Strategy, got her professional start in the nonprofit sector as a grant writer, where she learned about the power of persuasion. She strives to make each client feel heard and understood, and her superpower is marrying heart and logic to create powerful copy. She believes messaging has the power to drive thought leadership, and then when business owners showcase their expertise, innovation, and influence, they inspire growth in others and ourselves. Her favorite kinds of copy to write are website copy, sales emails, and sales pages, plus she writes fiction on the side! Marie earned her bachelor's degree in English from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and lives in Albuquerque. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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May 20

1 hr 3 min

One of my favorite interviews I have ever done! We got into biohacking, performance, and growing yourself as a human.  Chris Mission is to help as many people as humanly possible tap into their own potential and unlock the growth in their business they deserve. You can see more of Chris at https://chrismichaelharris.com/ Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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May 1

1 hr 2 min

We all had moments of self awareness and self reflection this past year. It's OKAY if you found out you were an introvert your normal lol. Quick podcast on how to deal with this new revelation. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

Apr 22

3 min 57 sec

Hugh Odom is a former AT&T attorney (for over 11 years) and the founder and president of Vertical Consultants, a telecom consulting firm that has provided consulting advice for companies like WalMart and Disney, and governmental institutions like the United States Postal Service; New York Housing Authority; Veteran Affairs; the City of Atlanta and the City of Charlotte. Hugh shared the evolving story of how the telecom industry (services, infrastructure, cell site locations) has and will become more crucial based upon the COVID-19 pandemic and the “new normal” that will result after COVID-19 has run its course. As the founder and President of Vertical Consultants, Hugh wants to demystify not only what is being reported in the news but what is going on behind the scenes inside companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Hugh has been an expert to newspapers, podcasts, radio shows, and blogs for years. Topics We Discussed:  -- Major telecom industry changes -- The 5G rollout -- The Sprint & T-Mobile Merger -- Wireless usage and connectivity Questions Hugh Odom Answered:  -- Is it not more important than ever to have a stable wireless infrastructure due to the COVID-19 surges and the great need to handle emergency services, telemedicine services, and communications for local and federal first responders? -- Do the wireless networks really have the capability to maintain business requirements as tens of millions of people are forced to work from home? -- Should the federal government require companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to set up temporary cell sites (rural and urban) to handle increased wireless network needs? -- Does the COVID-19 pandemic change the outlook of wireless services from a luxury to a utility (much like electric, water, etc) that everyone should have unrestricted access to? -- How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted or, more particularly, expedited the need for the immediate buildout of 5G services throughout the United States? -- What is the potential impact of the Sprint / T-Mobile merger on competition for the wireless industry? -- What do you mean when you say that the cell tower industry is like the oil industry was 100 years ago? This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby. Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for Small Business. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

Apr 22

24 min 5 sec

Michelle Seiler Tucker is a #1 best selling author, founder, CEO and leading authority on all things buying, selling, fixing, and growing your business goes into detail on the 6P Method to sell your business for huge profit and Exit Rich. If you are starting a new business or wanting to sell yours, this episode will give you huge insight and a foundation on the specifics for how to have a successful business. As a 20-year veteran in mergers & acquisitions, Michelle and her firm has sold over a thousand companies in almost every vertical. She owns and operates several successful companies and holds the following professional designations and certifications. Michelle is also the Best-Selling Author of the book ”Sell Your Business for more than it’s Worth”, and her latest book “Exit Rich” is available now for purchase.  In addition to being featured in INC, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and USA Magazine, Michelle makes regular radio and TV appearances on Fox Business News and CNBC. She has spoken alongside many prominent speakers: Eric Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathy Ireland, Donna Karen, Stedman Graham, Randi Zuckerberg, Steve Wozniak, and more. Michelle also shares her wealth of experience with perspective M&A advisors by conducting multiple training, mentoring, and partnering programs. Michelle Seiler Tucker’s remarkable track record proves her dedication to her clients and has solidified her as a formidable force in her industry. She closes nearly 98% of all written offers and, on average, obtains 20-40% above asking price for her clients. Through this process, she empowers her clients to afford the lifestyles they have always dreamed of and, most importantly, deserve! For more information please visit seilertucker.com. You can also reach her at Michelle@seilertucker.com or 1-877-853-4227 or 504-525-1717

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Apr 9

50 min 11 sec

Finding oneness with nature; the lessons we learn through communicating with creation. Best selling author Chloe Rachel Gallaway shares her remarkable journey in her book, The Soulful Child: Twelve Years in the Wilderness. Chloe Rachael Gallaway is the founder of The Winged River Writer . She has studied the finer elements of writing under the New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Lauck, for the past seven years.  Her early years of study included writing classes and workshops with the Taos Writers Conference. She has been a speaker for, Southwest Writer's of New Mexico, and has hosted 18+ transformational writing retreats for clients both nationally and internationally. Please see her online writer's programs and her retreat schedule for 2021 and 2022.  Learn more about Chloe at chloerachelgallaway.com or check out her book on Amazon, The Soulful Child: Twelve Years in the Wilderness.

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Apr 2

48 min 26 sec

Another round of cyber security for this new world we are living in. Business owners - how do you pay for this much needed service? What about budgets? Why is it the last thing you think of until there is an attack? If a company would take a cost effective, proactive approach to cyber security, it could save you from a lot of time and money being wasted. As CRI’s Director of CyberAdvantage Services, Leo Cuellar, provides cybersecurity services from Assessment to Training, Managed Services to Consulting. We are familiar with government- and industry-related cybersecurity controls and associated services. Leo is an experienced Information Security professional focused in IT Security Operations, IT Governance, Secure Development, Compliance, Risk and Privacy.  His experience blends a diverse mix of small and Fortune 100 companies and a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities of ISO 27001, PCI, SOC1/2, HIPAA, NIST, and International regulatory requirements.

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Mar 25

58 min 42 sec

Shiela and I get into the proper ways of hiring a Filipino Virtual Assistant. I was a guest on her show, Rockstar VA Podcast, which is where this episode is from. After graduating college, Shiela started teaching English as Second Language Teacher to foreign students. It wasn't a lucrative job so she looked to find a second source of income - that's when freelancing came into the picture. She genuinely enjoyed writing and not only that, but she was good at it. Eventually, she turned her part-time writing gig into a full-time job. After some time, Shiela discovered the world of Virtual Assistance and Freelancing, as well as of all the opportunities that it had to offer.  Shiela has worked to build up her experience, knowledge and clientele and now has firm grasp on what it takes to be a VA. Check out her podcast here!

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Mar 15

1 hr 21 min

Jared is a 19 year old CEO. We got into mindset, discipline and what it takes to be a young entrepreneur. He is wise beyond his years and everyone can be inspired by his dedication, honesty and insane work ethic.  Jared Curry is the CEO and founder of Scope 16 Marketing. He is an 18 year old New Jersey native. At 16 years of age he read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and it completely changed his life. He started learning everything about Digital Marketing through an online course together with his friend in his junior year at High School. Now, as CEO of Scope 16 Marketing, Jared oversees a team of completely remote digital marketing geniuses. Scope 16 has scaled clients from 6 figures to multiple 7 figures and he and his team are confident they can get those results because of their unique 8 Figure eCommerce Blackhawk System. They are a Digital Marketer Certified Partner and Facebook Ads Certified Partner. Check them out here!

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Mar 11

44 min 46 sec

Dr. Richardson and I had a very honest conversation about "brand". Most companies don't know who they are specifically speaking to. How do you speak to your perfect client? Dr. Richardson is the founder of Premium Growth Solutions, a strategic planning consultancy for early-stage consumer- packaged goods brands. As a professionally trained cultural anthropologist turned business strategist, he has helped more than 75 CPG brands with their strategic planning, including brands owned by Coca-Cola Venturing and Emerging Brands, The Hershey Company, General Mills, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Brands, and Frito-Lay as well as emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Peatos, Ithaca Hummus, Mother Kombucha, Rebel Creamery, zaca recovery, and others. James is the author of Ramping Your Brand: How to Ride the Killer CPG Growth Curve, the #1 Best-seller in Business Consulting on Amazon. He also hosts his own podcast—Startup Confidential, and his thoughts appear regularly in industry publications such as Foodnavigator. Visit his website, Premium Growth Solutions or check out his book, Ramping Your Brand!

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Mar 8

59 min 43 sec

Dr. Kevin Gazzara built the amazing Intel Leadership and Management system. We talked about leadership in 2021 and changes that affect our way of relating with people in this new world that we are operating in. Dr. Kevin Gazzara is the CEO of Magna Leadership Solutions, Management & Leadership Expert, Executive Positive Intelligence Coach, Professor at 5 Universities, Professional Speaker, & Author of The Leader of OZ. Kevin worked for 18 years at Intel Corporation in positions from Program and Product Management to Leadership Development. He holds a BS in Commerce and Engineering, an MBA and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership. Magna Leadership Solutions - “We are trusted advisors for executives who realize an investment in emerging leaders solves their growth and engagement challenges“. Get in contact with Dr. Kevin Gazzara here!

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Mar 5

54 min 5 sec

Jon Schram is a husband, father, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of The Purple Guys, a Midwest-based information technology support company. The company has grown since 2001 to become the Midwest’s premier IT support company with more than a 96% customer satisfaction rating. Jon and his wife, Jill, have three children and have founded two businesses.   Get in contact with Jon on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or visit his website!

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Feb 24

43 min 30 sec

Sean Campbell is the CEO of Cascade Insights, a competitive intelligence and market research firm for B2B technology companies. A 20-year technology veteran, Sean establishes the company’s strategy, drives the company’s thought leadership efforts and maintains relationships with key clients. A popular speaker, Sean has discussed B2B competitive intelligence at over 250 events around the globe. He has lectured at MIT’s Sloan Management School, presented at worldwide Strategic Competitive Intelligence Professionals conferences and shared his knowledge at many other events. Sean has written three physical books and two ebooks, most recently the 6th edition of Going Beyond Google. He hosts the popular B2B Revealed podcast, now with more than 100 episodes on methodology, B2B tech, and interviews with thought leaders. Get in contact with Sean on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or visit his website! 

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Feb 24

1 hr

Drew is very active with New Mexico start-ups. Most notably with Meow Wolf, serving as their first CFO, a New Mexico B Corp that creates immersive arts experiences to wow. His efforts there, among others, led to raising more than $125 million in investment, purchase of a new headquarters, and growth from 50 people to more than 400. He has also worked with Build with Robots and Electric Playhouse. Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.  He has contributed to 100+ business plans and dozens of start-ups to get going. His work has generated over $300 million in investment and 1,000s of jobs. Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, as a lender, and program officer for Grameen Foundation. He began his career as a VISTA and AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California. Drew values community engagement. He serves on the board of WESST, member of the Serve New Mexico Commission, and advisor to Pueblo of Acoma Business Enterprises. He is a member of Social Venture Circle and Lifetime Member of Net Impact. Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Feb 15

39 min 7 sec

Lines are everywhere in our lives. They exist on roads, maps, walls, everywhere we look. Some of the most important lines are the ones that are in our minds. There are lines we draw between risk and reward, between what we see as beneficial to others or only beneficial to ourselves. Jason and Alex talk about how we view these lines and where we draw them has consequences not just for ourselves but for the culture.   TCAST Link to Subscribe to Apple Podcast. https://go.tartle.co/3oSH1HU TCAST Link to Subscribe to Spotify Podcast. https://go.tartle.co/3nCIII3

Feb 15

29 min 24 sec

Monique Chavez, Owner of Southwest CannEvents, LLC has over 16 years of experience in harm reduction, event production, project management and anything legal. Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Monique is a two-time graduate from the University of New Mexico, earning both a BS in Biology and a Juris Doctor. Monique’s passion for drug policy reform grew from her early experiences in the New Mexico nightlife community, as the former co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, through an internship with the Drug Policy Alliance, and as the former founding director of New Mexico NORML. Monique is passionate about changing drug laws and policy on both the local and national level, as well as improving small businesses throughout the state of New Mexico. After attending the University of New Mexico, Anthony Ortiz set a goal help people navigate through the cannabis program through the creation of Kurple magazine, a publication that enables patients to make educated decisions about their health, show them how to enter the cannabis program, and provides quality information about the benefits of using hemp and cannabis. Kurple magazine helps people who are searching for alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, find a much safer way to alleviate his/her debilitating conditions such as Anxiety, Pain, Depression, ALS ect. Anthony Ortiz and his Dedication to provide a quality publication with both knowledgeable and credible information has helped lead the way for many and has supported the growth of the New Mexico medical cannabis program for the past 10 years. To learn more about Kurple Magazine, visit www.kurplemag.com.

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Feb 11

39 min 40 sec

Mike Begg is an entrepreneur and expert in eCommerce, digital marketing and operational nearshoring. Mike co-founded AMZ Advisers with his two partners in 2015, and has grown the business to managing over $10M per year in ad spend and $100M per year in Amazon sales. Mike and the AMZ team also operate AMZ Courses, educating Amazon sellers on how to maximize sales on the platform. Mike loves sharing advice and help on anything related to Amazon and building efficient businesses.

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Feb 11

50 min 54 sec

It is always impressive when you meet a highly successful entrepreneur who also somehow manages to be down-to-earth. Alex Caragiannides is that kind of entrepreneur. His upbeat attitude and grounded demeanor were handed down through his roots. Coming to America as an immigrant and growing up in a North Side Greek community in Chicago, Alex learned early on that if you work hard and make yourself invaluable to others, you’ll never go hungry. This spirit continues to drive Alex’s work ethic to this day. He founded BSM Vault, a digital results marketing agency, in 2017. Alex credits his work ethic, industry experience, and passion for marketing with his ability to scale to seven figures quickly.

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Feb 4

54 min

As CRI’s Director of CyberAdvantage Services, Leo Cuellar, provides  cybersecurity services from Assessment to Training, Managed Services to Consulting. We are familiar with government- and industry-related cybersecurity controls and associated services. Leo is an experienced Information Security professional focused in IT Security Operations, IT Governance, Secure Development, Compliance, Risk and Privacy.  His experience blends a diverse mix of small and Fortune 100 companies and a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities of ISO 27001, PCI, SOC1/2, HIPAA, NIST, and International regulatory requirements.

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Jan 28

51 min 14 sec

Keith was raised on 40 Acres in North Georgia by a mother who was a painter and a father who was a PHD in neuroscience, clinical psychologist and professional boxing coach.  At age 12 Keith’s health began declining dramatically for no apparent reason.  After 5 years of severe mental and physical decline he finally received a blood test that showed he had contracted Lyme Disease and he began extensive antibiotic treatment which took many years. Keith began boxing because he was determined to not be a weak and sickly young man.  He began training with his father and fell in love with the sport.  During Keith’s training he boxed in the United States and Mexico and spent countless hours mentoring under his father, learning the science and art of Boxing and Boxing Coaching. On July 4th 2010, Keith suffered a serious neck injury in Mexico and shortly afterwards retired from Boxing.  Quickly he began Coaching fighters and moved back to the United States where he would meet his future wife and business partner, Lissa Braverman. In 2013 Keith and Lissa founded the Keppner Boxing Brand because they saw a need in the fitness and boxing market. After they identified this large gap in the market, they aligned their brand to be the perfect solution to the consumer’s needs and built strong systems to support the model.  They created a service that not only has mass appeal to new clients, but also keeps those clients 4-5 times longer than the leading fitness boxing boutique.  Because of this, Keppner Boxing & Fitness has grown at a phenomenal rate since its founding. To learn more about the Keppner Boxing Franchise Opportunity please reachout to us through email or phone call! Franchise@keppnerboxing.com 706-818-4542 keppnerboxing.com/franchise

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Jan 18

58 min 57 sec

Martin Langelo Lien (25) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Respond Flow - The Mailchimp of SMS (https://www.respondflow.com/).  Martin is originally from Norway but moved to America 5 years ago with a passion for startups and the ambition to start his own. He brings experience working with a wide range of high-tech startup companies across the US, building anything from AI Omnichannel Chatbots, Drone Tech, and Prosthetic Innovation. His current startup Respond Flow recently closed over $600,000 in funding to help businesses spark meaningful conversations with their customers through personal SMS. Martin shares the cultural transition from Norway to the US, the pathway from bootstrapped to funding, and the pivotal moment $68,000 worth of precious gemstones saved his company. 

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Jan 15

57 min 58 sec

As a Marine Corps Veteran, leaderships is very important to me. I spent 4 years as a Combat Engineer serving in California and Iraq. The Marine Corps taught me two very important skills : Lead by example and to be the hardest worker in the room. Those skills have helped me lead the #1 Agency within Farm Bureau Financial Services. We have a dedicated team of 23 Agents that are willing to do everything they can to help get you properly protected. At Farm Bureau, I Recruit, Train, and Mentor Agents. If you wish to learn more about becoming a Farm Bureau Agent, go to www.BeAFarmBureauAgent.com/kyleemrick .

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Jan 12

56 min 25 sec

Donnie Boivin is changing the game of business development. At the age of 22 right out of the Marine Corps, he struggled with what to do next. He landed his first straight commission sales job and has spent over 2 decades learning what it takes to be successful in sales, business & life. At the age of 40, he discovered he’d been living other people’s dreams and not chasing his own. Launching his own business, he found himself, grew an international business Success Champions, and became one of the world’s top podcasters. He is the Founder and owner of Success Champions Podcast, Success Champion Magazine, Success Champion Facebook Group, the Badass Business Summit, and Success Champion Virtual Networking Groups. His story about becoming a Success Champion in his own life has inspired thousands to get out of their own way and go for it. Get ready to have your fire lit and start chasing your own dreams.

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Jan 9

1 hr 1 min

Josh Lannon, Warriors Heart President and Founder and Co-Author of “The Social Capitalist”, had a vision to open a healing center for our warriors / protectors so they could heal with the peers only. After getting sober in 2001, Josh and his wife Lisa Lannon opened 6 healing centers to help others “get loved ones back”. In 2013, the Lannons joined forces with Former Special Forces Tom Spooner to open Warriors Heart in Bandera, Texas, outside San Antonio (Warriors Heart is the first and only private residential treatment center in the US for “warriors only” – military, veterans and first responders). With a bold vision to bring 1 million warriors home from addiction and PTSD, Warriors Heart is leading the way in chemical dependency treatment for our warriors. Josh is a leading Professor at the AKKI annual international seminars and teaches martial arts worldwide - and Brazilian Jujitsu is part of the Warriors Heart recovery program. Josh's work has been seen in Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, KSAT, KENS 5, FOX 10 Phoenix, ESPN Radio and more. https://www.warriorsheart.com/about-us/staff/#josh-lannon Josh Lannon TV Interview Warriors Heart Private Inpatient Healing Center KENS CBS  San Antonio, Texas https://youtu.be/pNdn5t7uG6s    AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNH8lgBSO18 You can get Special Blend from Black Rifle Coffee Company here  Important Notes about Warriors Heart Foundation vs Warriors Heart as a reference: The Warriors Heart Foundation helps subsidize the cost of treatment for Warriors who do not have insurance benefits, including VA benefits. Most funding goes towards treatment services at the Warriors Heart Facility (a separate entity from the foundation), but also covers funding for other verified programs. With the unacceptable averages of 20 veteran suicides per day and 1 law enforcement officer every 62.5 hours in the U.S., the goal is not to turn anyone away for financial reasons. The Warriors Heart Foundation supports programs that give individuals and communities the tools to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient. Donations help: Subsidize funding for chemical dependency and PTSD treatment that includes detox, in-patient residential treatment services, intensive outpatient program (IOP), one-on-one therapy and sober living. Fund ESA or Service Dogs for warriors that includes trained emotional support animals that provide a specific service to a warrior. Fund Sober Living housing for warriors who need continued support where there is structure after treatment while going back to school, volunteering and/or receiving outpatient treatment. Promote behavioral health education for veteran, law enforcement & firefighter resources for what to look for with chemical dependencies and PTSD. In-kind donations also support warrior healing, which may include donations of wood, building materials, steel, metal and wood shop equipment, volunteer work, products and other partnerships. Current foundation partnership programs include the Gary Sinise Foundation, Black Rifle Coffee Company, U.S. Elite Footwear and an MTM l Watch Limited Edition Series.  Warriors Heart Foundation (Bandera, Texas) Warriors Heart Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) that accepts donations to help heal our protectors with their peers. One of the missions of the foundation is to provide financial aid through hardship grants that assist in covering the cost of treatment at Warriors Heart to help our military, veterans and first responders get the treatment they have earned and deserve. https://www.warriorsheartfoundation.org Warriors Heart (Bandera, Texas near San Antonio): Warriors Heart is the first and only private accredited treatment program in the U.S. exclusively for “warriors” (active duty military, veterans, first responders and EMTs/paramedics) faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and other co-occurring issues in a private, 60-bed facility on a 543-acre ranch. Along with a minimum 42-day peer-to-peer residential treatment program, Warriors Heart gives “warriors” the option of Detox, Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Sober Living (60-day minimum). Warriors Heart’s work has been featured on the TODAY Show, CBS Health Watch, FOX 11 Los Angeles, National Defense Radio Show and in TIME, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Addiction Pro magazine, San Antonio Business Journal and many more. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. https://www.warriorsheart.com/

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Half of my face and jaw are fake from an attempted murder on my life. I’ve been shot at, stabbed, kidnapped, and kicked in the face. This is just part of the story of Rocky Singh Kandola a successful Entrepreneur & Businessman. We all need to be appreciative of our lives and what each hardship teaches us and motivates us to success.  Here is Rocky's About Me.  I am a 31 year old successful Indian businessman born in New York City and living in Los Angeles. I own and run a showroom in a high traffic area of downtown near LA Live. I am a felon as well as a Philosophy Graduate (both) from the state of Alabama. I spent my “high school” life in 9 different facilities and boot camps across the world, some of which are now closed due to severe child abuse, rape, and torture. I have almost died at least 8 times, that I can recall. Half of my face and jaw are fake from an attempted murder on my life. I’ve been shot at, stabbed, kidnapped, and kicked in the face. I've had over 20 major surgeries in my adult life. I have been hurt, hurt, and seen hurt up close.   I also am loved, have seen love, and love. I have amazing friends and family in almost each continent in the world. My business allows for me to travel freely and meet these amazing souls across our planet. I can speak 4 languages and hold a conversation with any man, woman, or child in the word. I follow my heart and let my guard down with new loving people around the world without thinking twice. I grow business and help others daily. I work hard and I play hard. I’ve grown and learned so much from the past life of mine that I now wish to help others like me that wish to do something more with their lives as well. I am passionate to help spread the word to the world so the many people that share my background and/or can benefit from its story are able to gain peace, courage, and understanding. I look forward to sharing this journey with the world. Rocky's Social Media: Https://rockykandola.com https://www.hairmaidenindia.com http://www.facebook.com/HairMaidenIndia http://www.facebook.com/rocky.kandola Http://www.instagram.com/HairMaidenIndia Http://www.instagram.com/hairmaidenindia Http://www.twitter.com/HairMaidenIndia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbp2UesWGRO27mbKCqXvCRg Https://manalitea.com   Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!  

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Dec 2020

58 min 59 sec

Well Life ABQ Founder C-FNP KC Devine Raver and I went over my test results. Amazing hormone test and everyone should get this!!! About the DUTCH TEST : The Dutch Complete™ is our flagship product. This test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG. About Well Life ABQ: Well Life ABQ is your simple way to Solve your Healthcare Costs! This is from their website that you can go to here Are the costs of employee healthcare making you sick? We can help you fight back! Schedule a free business review.  When we understand your healthcare needs, we can develop the best plan customized to your needs. For $75 per month plus tax, companies cover 80-90% of their employee's health needs. This model works for all company sizes, from the small employer that can't afford to offer traditional insurance to the larger employers that want to save on self-funded health plans. 1. Employees have decreased claims because seeing us is free. And employees can text their provider. Membership also includes 24/7 telemedicine. This kind of immediate access decreases ER and Urgent Care claims too. 2. We save self-funded companies thousands on medications and labs. We do this bypassing the insurance claims process and paying directly. 3. You keep your employer health insurance benefits in place for the big stuff. We help you save big dollars on the 80-90% of other costs. Health insurance has its place, but its time to evict them from the routine stuff. SMALL COMPANIES: Small companies struggle to offer health insurance. In fact, insurance for small business is nearly impossible. This impacts recruiting and retention efforts. Now you can offer them real healthcare for $75 vs a high cost insurance plan they cant even use most of the time.  Go to Well Life ABQ Website here https://welllifeabq.com/

Dec 2020

38 min 5 sec

Zane Landin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PositiveVibes Magazine sought to provide a space for people having a hard time dealing with mental health problems, experiencing being lonely, and feeling overwhelmed by the pandemic.   Zane is currently an undergraduate at Cal Poly Pomona in California. Spring of 2020, he was taking a copy-editing class. Their final assignment was to design their own publication. Zane decided that a magazine dedicated to positivity would be best suited during the pandemic. Zane was inspired by the message and decided to embrace the idea.   The magazine began with a small Instagram account in late May to now an international, digital magazine reaching thousands of people looking for hope during these times. The digital magazine has interviewed artists, psychics, mediums, yoga experts, models, chefs, etc. They believe in empowering and sharing powerful storytelling. They want to share the hidden gems in society.   Contact us at: positivevibesmag@gmail.com   Website: positivevibesmag.com 

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Dec 2020

54 min 10 sec

Stop trying harder and start changing the process! Self-discipline and willpower will not get the job done! Only a strategic process can.  Here is the link to the book I talked about: 12 Week Year Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Nov 2020

10 min 57 sec

I did a special interview with Cailan.  We got into his extraordinary life and his unique gifts. Warning: If your skeptical or don't believe in Spirituality I would encourage you to listen to get a new perspective and different view of life. We should always be willing to disagree or agree and be open minded to listen to other people that we in our limited perspective deem different. I always like to challenge my beliefs!!!  Open your mind and always have a learning mindset.    Bio: Cailan Robinson is a crystal healer, numerologist, past lives expert, and actor currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   He has performed countless reading and healing sessions and has received rave reviews!   Cailan has a deep passion for helping people to connect with Spirit in the way that works best for them. Everybody has their own way!    YouTube: The CrystalGuy Insta: @TheCrystalGuy23

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Nov 2020

50 min 16 sec

My personal reading with my numbers and my past lives...Was skeptical but was extremely accurate! Cailan was very patient going through my current life and explained allot about "ME". This is unique episode as I opened up, and was extremely intimate in my conversation about myself.  Cailan Robinson is a crystal healer, numerologist, past lives expert, and actor currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   He has performed countless reading and healing sessions and has received rave reviews!   Cailan has a deep passion for helping people to connect with Spirit in the way that works best for them. Everybody has their own way!    YouTube: The CrystalGuy Insta: @TheCrystalGuy23   Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Nov 2020

54 min

We cannot dispute the scientific studies that suggest being grateful, and practicing gratitude lends to a happier life physically, mentally, and spirituality.  How do you practice it and why is it so important?  Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

Nov 2020

8 min 38 sec

Lil and I had an amazing conversation about how Small Businesses are getting the short end of the stick in all this craziness. We also got into how to build your team properly and what it takes to lead in these crazy upcoming months.  More about Lillian Roberts | Founder & CEO, Xendoo A South Florida native, Lillian Roberts prides herself on building customer-centric companies that are built on teamwork, technology, and integrity. A serial entrepreneur with a passion for small business, she is known as an innovator with an enviable ability to foresee market trends. After a successful exit from the manufacturing industry, Lillian serves as CEO and Founder of Xendoo, a cloud-based fintech company based in Fort Lauderdale. Xendoo specializes in online bookkeeping and accounting focused on the small business owner with less than 20 employees. By leveraging technology and proprietary software, Xendoo CPAs and bookkeepers have increased the productivity of the traditional workforce by 500%. Recent Xendoo accolades include 1st place grant for Village Capital’s Finance Forward, 2019 finalist for Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, and 2018 Startup Showcase finalist for eMerge Americas.  Lillian also appeared on the premiere episode of CNBC’s “The Job Interview,” which featured Xendoo and prospective bookkeeper candidates go through a rigorous interview process. Lillian serves on the Regional Board and is an active member of the South Florida Chapter of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). A lifelong learner, she fosters a professional working environment where people have the opportunity to continuously grow and develop.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

9,000 participants were studied for 6 years and they found the link to risk of depression, and it was fast food, alcohol, processed sugars, and commercial baked goods. So stop eating the UNhappy meals peeps! In this podcast I go into specific ways I personally help myself with my depression, and what I do daily that keeps it away. I also talk about the things I unfortunately do that brings it on. Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!    

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Nov 2020

12 min 46 sec

Sometimes when you interview someone you can see they are genuine and have gone through the fire.  Vinnie is a student of leadership and the Master as well. The heart he has for his people and ability to be open and share his mistakes and triumphs during the show resulted in a very special interview that I know will speak to all of us in how we can serve our people with a heart and be compassionate in expansion.  Vinnie Fisher is an entrepreneur and a best-selling author who has over 20 years of experience growing a scaling multiple 8 figure companies. His most recent mission is helping eCommerce, tech and digital business owners improve their financial fluency and operate their accounting back office as a profit center.  After growing 3 – 8 - figure businesses with fast growth, many customers and low margin, Vinnie discovered the issue was that he lacked financial fluency and gave back much of his hard-earned money in cash waste and no margin.  With no good solutions in the marketplace, Vinnie founded Fully Accountable, an outsourced full service cutting edge accounting firm, that helps eCommerce and Digital business owners through fractional CFO and accounting services. Vinnie has been awarded Digital Marketer of the Year multiple times and has been featured on many top-rated national podcasts and other media outlets such as Business Insider.  He has also authored three best-selling books and has guided Fully Accountable to the Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America twice, and ranked as one of the Top 5 Outsourced Accounting Firms by CFO Tech Outlook. Receive your free gift from Vinnie here!

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Nov 2020

52 min 10 sec

Terrell dissected finance and accounting to make it easy for business owners. We went in detail of what you should look for in your business finances. I encourage you to follow and watch his podcast videos he produces a lot of helpful and informative content in the world of finance. Terrell Turner is a Certified Public Accountant and the managing partner of the TLTurner Group; a firm focused on providing consulting and training services to make accounting and finance less complicated, for business owners and executives. He is also the founder and host of the Business Talk Library; a professional content show that features interviews with CEOs, executives, and Ph.D. researchers in accounting, finance, and various aspects of business. Prior to launching his firm in 2020, he served in several finance and accounting leadership roles with Ernst & Young, Navistar Inc., General Electric, and Passport Inc. in both North and South America. His background is a great blend of accounting, operational finance, and strategy, evidenced by multiple cross-functional business leader roles. Terrell was a business unit controller responsible for leading a $65M business segment through a supply chain disaster recovery plan. He led General Electric’s initial finance transformation projects which went on to be used as a model for transforming business segments throughout the entire company. He served as the lead investor relations analyst for two fortune 100 CEOs. He has also served as the Director of financial planning and analysis to support multiple business acquisitions of over $20M in value and investor fundraising of deals between $5M and $65M.  This is the ABQ Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby. Each week we interview leading business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for Small Business. Follow me on Instagram at: abqjasonrigby 

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Nov 2020

52 min 26 sec

How are you going to react as a leader to another lockdown? What does your family, employees, and business need from you right now? Quick deep hitting podcast to go over specifically what you need to do during a lockdown.  Please go to www.abqpodcast.com where you can get show notes, resources ,and links to everything we talked about today to help you navigate your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner in ABQ. Follow me on instagram at @abqjasonrigby or sign up for my email list here where I drop life, business, and digital marketing secrets to help your ABQ Business!

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Nov 2020

10 min 37 sec