Follow the Profit with David Grasso

Follow the Profit with David Grasso

David Grasso shares simple ideas for financial success and lessons learned the hard way. Learn tips and tricks to get your money working for you. No get-rich-quick schemes here - just real stories and life lessons from experts, entrepreneurs, and celebrities who have created their own financial success that you can use to enhance your life. Listen and learn how others found out what really works and what pitfalls to avoid, so you too can Follow the Profit.

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May 1, 2021 47 min
First there were scrolls of parchment in the town square, then there were classified ads in newspapers and today we have social media. it is an essential tool to discover products and brands. Today we are going to look at some effective ways to use social media to help you. PLUS, many of you may be considering using a PR firm but not all operate the same way. We will be talking to one group who has made it a point to disrupt that b...
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The workplace is slowly gaining steam as the pandemic is seemingly getting more under control. However, as more people find work, women are again facing difficult decisions on whether to focus on finding a job or caring for their family. We’ll take a look at some of the solutions that could help turn that around. And speaking of turning around, our next guest is a firm believer that people should. Many women find themselves being d...
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Social media can really re-define with “social” means. It can be used to connect people with ways to help each other and at times...it can be used to destroy people. The current phenomenon is called “cancel culture” and we’ll take a look at where it came from and where it could be going. Plus...we’ll talk to someone who has used social media to help businesses of all sizes to get the word out. He’ll give us insight into the modern ...
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Bitcoin means many things to many people. For some it’s a passing financial fad, for others it’s the currency of the future and for others it’s a confusing concept they see in the news. We are going to try to explain as much as we can about crypto currency by talking to one noted financial investor on why he is super focused on it and we’ll also take a look at how bitcoin is involved in one particularly nasty political scandal. Le...
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Unemployment is NEVER easy and thankfully there is a system in place that helps people with benefits when they lose their job. However, during this pandemic those systems have been overloaded with applications, low staffing and outdated equipment. We’ll take a look at the various notorious groups of people who are taking advantage of that dysfunction to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars. Plus, there has been a constant battle between...
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Life throws plenty of hurdles at you but one that can be difficult to over come is unemployment. It hits various people at various times for various reasons BUT when it hits young people, it can be especially problematic. I’m going explore that topic and look for ways to fix it. Plus, one person who will help me figure out how to tackle youth unemployment is one who uses his experience to help entrepreneurs. What background does he...
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If you ever wanted to test the closeness of your friends, ask them to help you move. Chances are you’ll be disappointed with the result BUT if you want to know some of the changes going on in the moving industry we’ll be talking to one CEO who is disrupting that field. PLUS, you may have heard the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors”. Well, when its applied to the southern US border, that phrase takes on a whole new meaning. We...
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Whenever the issue of minimum wage comes up, two opposing sides begin to form and its difficult to see eye to eye. Today, Follow The Profit takes a look at a possible compromise that could satisfy everyone. PLUS.... take a look around your home or office. That light switch or that door handle or those window blinds or even the paint on your walls. Chances are it probably came from Home Depot. We’ll be talking to one of it’s co foun...
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For those of you who know how to cook well, the thought of opening a restaurant may have come to mind. But ask anyone who has a restaurant, its NOT just about the food. Our guest Sanjay LaForest shares what he learned from consulting, marketing and event planning with restaurants. Plus, two of the world’s greatest economies aren’t friends but the do need each other. We’ll take a look at the financial and political drama that exists...
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Retailers love to know your purchasing habits and one way they reward their customers is thru loyalty programs. Every time you buy a burger ...a coffee or an airline ticket....those loyalty programs can add up. We’ll tell you if they are beneficial for you in the end. Plus, if you had a choice to be an Olympic athlete or get into real estate , which would you choose? LaVonne Idlette DID both! She’s here to share her story about ath...
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People find it difficult to re-invent themselves. Our next guest did...several times. From being a church volunteer in Taiwan, to creating bean bags in his parent’s basement, to opening a chain of furniture stores, to filing for bankruptcy and now becoming the fastest growing furniture retailer in the US. Plus, We’ll tell you what made the electricity grid in Texas fall apart and how it could have been avoided.  Learn more about y...
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Thanks to the internet and mobile phones, the buying and selling of stocks can be done from anywhere...at anytime...BY ANYONE! Yes....that means you! A number of companies offer platforms to make such trades without commission AND with tools that the pros use. We’ll talk to the CEO of one company on how that part of the industry works. Plus, we’ll take a look at how the free market may not be so free for some people when it comes t...
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Advertising is essential to get an idea out to the public. It needs to be memorable, engaging and relevant to be effective. Follow The Profit’s David Grasso talks to ad man Allen Kay who has created successful, iconic campaigns to get some insight into the world of advertising. Plus, we’ll take a look at how a merry band of reddit followers were able to upend the ways of Wall Street.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://ww...
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Everyone out there has at least filled out one job application and wondered: ”Why haven’t they gotten back to me? Or “Did I put down enough skills Or “My cover letter was too short? . When it comes to the game of applying for a job the rules of the game have changed over the years. FTP Host David Grasso talks to Vicki Salemi, career expert for Monster and she’ll explain how employers are looking for employees in today’s world.  Le...
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FTP Host David Grasso talks to Robert Rosenberg about the many lessons and insights during his decades long run as CEO of Dunkin Donuts. Plus, we take a look at one simple technique that can give employees the taste and the drive of the entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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FTP Host David Grasso talks to Lisa Song Sutton about her very diversified life. Her path took her from South Korea, to the US, to a couple of college degrees, to opening up several businesses to winning beauty queen titles AND running for political office. Plus, we look at the benefits of working while going to college.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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FTP Host David Grasso talks to Andrew Hunzicker, a cannabis accounting expert. He is the founder of Dope CFO and offers tools and services for those operating businesses in the marijuana industry. Follow The Profit also looks at the newest place that is fast becoming a city for the tech industry.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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FTP Host David Grasso talks to Brad Kent, the co-founder of Blaze Pizza. He describes his path from chef to food scientist to entrepreneur with a focus on the pizza industry. Follow The Profit also looks at the legacy of one internet billionaire who changed the way of e-commerce.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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FTP Host David Grasso talks to children’s book author Marnie Schneider whose granddad was the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and founder of the Ronald McDonald House. She explains what it was like being in a family that focused on the NFL as well as charitable giving. Follow The Profit also takes a look at how close Tesla didn’t get off the ground and how “buy and hold” turned out to be a good strategy for most investors in 2020....
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Host David Grasso talks to real estate entrepreneur Philip Michael about his goal to get people to make money in real estate. We also explain how not to let debt own you, how to prioritize time over money and learning to financially thrive by listening to others.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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