Build a Business Success Secrets

By Brandon C. White

A weekly playbook about the inner game of building a business. Making business owners happier, happier and richer. Are you an entrepreneur, founder, business owner who wants to get 100% out of your time, talent and ideas? Do you want a competitive edge, an unfair advantage? If so, then you’ll love the practical and easy to implement, behind the scenes tips Build a Business brings you. Much of the information you’ll learn is unconventional. Not just for the sake of being different, but because in the modern day of business you can't depend on conventional wisdom, old ideas, or antiquated methods to successfully achieve your business goals. The business owners who are learning and using new methods and strategies are the ones that are winning. They’re living happier, healthier lives, while getting rich from their business. You get conversations with business owners sharing their stories on how they are building their business, lessons they’ve learned and what they’d do different after making mistakes. 

All so you don’t repeat their mistakes, giving you the competitive edge. 
You get straight talk, unscripted interviews, with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Venture Capitalists, and Angel investors so you learn what’s happening on the front lines. 

 You can take all this information and design your own business playbook. You’ll be making the the right moves at the right time. As importantly… Build a Business brings you valuable information on mastering your mind and tuning your body. Not often talked about, but the two other key elements in the playbook that give entrepreneur’s the edge to run the race of building a business. You also get some unconventional guests for a business podcast with Artists, Makers, Musicians, Writers, Adventures and people from other walks of life. Why? Because diversity across different disciplines allows you to think different, to be creative in your business, to think about different approaches and ways of doing things in and for your business. Episodes cover how to build a business plan, how to make a pitch deck to raise money from investors, sales, marketing and social medial marketing strategies, SEO tactics, email list building tactics, operations tips, business tax strategies and…

 With over 100 episodes, the podcast comes to you from the Build a Business recording studio in Half Moon Bay, California. The coastal town in Silicon Valley where many entrepreneurs hide out. About Your Host: Brandon is a founder with two business exits (so far), angel investor, former venture capitalist, worked in management in Marketing at America Online (AOL) and… has a lot of scars on his back from a lifetime of projects he’s tried to turn into a business. He started his career in his twenty’s as a pioneer on the internet founding, bootstrapping, raising money from investors, buying the company back, building and eventually selling, what became the largest social networking and e-commerce site on Internet for sport fisherman called Worldwide Anger and later renamed Tidal Fish. He sold the business to a large media company in 2012. 
He shares his two decades of successes and mistakes so you can replicate the successes and avoid the mistakes to shortcut your way to achieve your goals.

 He’s the editor of the Build a Business Success Secrets monthly print newsletter, has taught over 1,500 students how to build a business plan and pitch deck in thirteen simple slides, and is an active angel investor and business operator.
 Brandon has an BA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society), a MA in Psychology (Psi Chi National Honor Society) both from Washington College, a MBA from UNC, Chapel Hill and completed post graduate work at Stanford. 
He loves his wife, biking, surfing, fly fishing and going fast.

 Hit subscribe and listen weekly to the build a business playbook. It’s straight to the point, fun, gives you the edge and will make you a smarter, happier and richer business owner.

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    4 Zinger Questions You Want to be Prepared for in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 132
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    93 Questions You Need to be Prepared to Answer in Your Investor Pitch Meetings | Ep. 131
    11:36
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    Down and Dirty on Bootstrapping a Business with Brian Hahn CoFounder of Nomad | Ep. 130
    59:10
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    7 Tips to Nail Your Investor Meeting - Part 16 of How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors | Ep. 129
    9:57
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 15 Slide 13 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 128
    5:58
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    Harnessing Stress For Success with Dr. Chloe Carmichael | Ep. 127
    38:51
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 14 Slide 11 Your Use of Funding Slide | Ep. 126
    5:04
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 13 - Slide 11 Your Team Slide | Ep. 125
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    Avoid Legal and Tax Mistakes Business Owners Make with Mital Makadia and David Siegel from Grellas Shah LLP from Silicon Valley | Ep 124
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 12 - Slide 10 Your Financials Slide | Ep. 123
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 11 Slide 9 Your Barriers to Entry or Moat Slide | Ep. 122
    8:43
  4. 12.
    How to Rewrite the Stories We Tell Ourselves and Design Our Dream Lifestyle with Steven Dimmitt, Expert Rock Climber and Podcast Host | Ep. 121
    1:12:37
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 10 Slide 8 Your Competition Slide | Ep. 120
    7:13
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 9 Slide 7 Your Traction Slide | Ep. 119
    7:07
  7. 15.
    How an Organic Vegetable Farmer Turned a Hemp Crop into a CBD Business with Tonya Howell Founder of Mad River Botanicals | Ep. 118
    2:10:04
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 8 Slide 6 Your Business Model | Ep. 117
    6:51
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 7 - 5 Places to Find Market Research for Your Market Slide | Ep. 116
    9:52
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    Do This One Simple Thing to Unleash a Flood of Sales for Your Business with Joe Tiano CEO of Legal Decoder | Ep.115
    1:02:10
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 6 - Your Market Slide | Ep. 114
    8:38
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 5 - Your Product Slide | Ep. 113
    6:08
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    Victoria Wieck is an American Entrepreneur Rags to Riches Story Who Has Sold Over $500m on Home Shopping Network (HSN) | Ep. 112
    1:32:12
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 4 - Your Solution Slide | Ep. 111
    5:44
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 3 - Your Problem Slide | Ep. 110
    5:27
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    7 Mistakes to Avoid When Sourcing and Manufacturing Products in China with Travis Rosbach Founder of Hydroflask | Ep. 109
    1:50:10
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 2 - Slide 1 Your Elevator Pitch | Ep. 108
    7:52
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    How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 1 - Your 13 Slide Pitch Deck Outline | Ep. 107
    7:00
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    Dr. Shannon Ritchey founded Evlo Fitness and Teaches a New Fitness Approach How to Workout Without Destroying Your Joints | Ep. 106
    1:34:30
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    Most Overlooked Element of Marketing Campaigns That's Causing You to Lose Sales and How to Fix It | Ep. 105
    10:57
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    New Note Taking Solution that Saves Time and Increases Your Productivity | Ep. 104
    12:51
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    103 Andy Quinn Director Cinematographer Entrepreneur how to build video clips for your brand social media Build a Business Success Secrets podcast Brandon C White EP103 Dolby Enhanced
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    This Strategy Increases Your Chances of Raising Money from Investors | Ep. 102
    7:22
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    The Strategy Millionaires Use To Manage 1 Dollar and Build True Wealth | Ep. 101
    9:47
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    Nancy Connor Had a Successful Corporate Career but After Twenty Years Had Enough and Started Smart Adaptive Clothing | Ep. 100!
    1:27:21
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    5 Things Business Owners Must Do to Scale Their Business | Ep.99
    6:10
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    How to Use Comparables to Determine Your Company's Valuation When Raising Money | Ep 98
    10:24
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    Travis Rosbach is the Founder of HydroFlask, Repeat Entrepreneur, Father and Fun Guy | Ep. 97
    2:11:44
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    How to Position Your Pricing and Beat Your Competition | Ep. 96
    4:45
  30. 38.
    Ten Commandments of Street Smarts for Building a Business | Ep 95
    5:09
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    How to Raise Money from Angel Investors with Hall Martin CEO of TEN Capital | Ep. 94
    1:04:20
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    How to Prepare for Googles Website Ranking Algorithm Update | Ep. 93
    5:15
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    Top 3 Things Not to Do with Angry Customers | Ep. 92
    5:46
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    Alan Payne is an Entrepreneur Who Built an Incredibly Profitable Blockbuster Franchise While Blockbuster Was Going Bust. A Must Listen. | Ep. 91
    1:33:30
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    Avoid Making This Investing Mistake I Learned From Fidelity Investments | Ep. 90
    3:53
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    7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive | Ep. 89
    6:13
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    How to Feel Healthier Every Day with a Holistic Approach to Eating, Breathing and Exercising with Whitney Stefko Dover | Ep. 88
    1:29:51
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    A Tale That Teaches You How to Avoid Overthinking Things | Ep. 87
    3:16
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    Do You Have These signs of Burnout and What to Do About It If You Do | Ep. 86
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    Donnie Bruno is a Hollywood Armorer, Prop Master Turned On Set COVID Compliance Officer | Ep. 85
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    How to Write Emails That Get Better Results | Ep. 84
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    How We Run More Productive Meetings | Ep. 83
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