Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Introducing Opportunity Knocks, your exclusive backstage access to the strategies and stories of top entrepreneurs, athletes, and local celebrities as they unveil the secrets to recognizing opportunities on their business journeys. Join us as we delve into the minds of these remarkable individuals, uncovering the pivotal moments, innovative approaches, and resilience that have propelled them to success. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a sports enthusiast, or simply curious about seizing opportunities in life, this podcast offers invaluable insights and inspiration straight from the experts themselves. Tune in and discover how Opportunity Knocks can unlock your potential for growth and achievement.

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July 5, 2024 20 mins

Today's Guest is Kevin O'Connor! The owner of Runyon's restaurant. They discuss the history and culture of Runyon's, the importance of customer service, and the challenges of running a restaurant. Kevin shares his journey from starting as a busboy to becoming the owner of the restaurant. They also talk about the menu and the creative process behind creating new dishes. The conversation ends with Todd expressing his admiration for K...

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In this episode of Opportunity Knocks, Todd interviews Rod Davis, the CEO of the South Florida chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Rod shares his journey from working in the home building sector to becoming involved with the BBB and eventually becoming the president of the headquarters organization. He discusses the role of the BBB in helping businesses and consumers, including providing mediation and arbitration services ...

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Rodney Barretto, a trailblazer in business and relationships, shares his journey of seizing opportunities. He started out in a family of police officers and became a policeman at 19 years old. After working off-duty at a popular restaurant, he was offered a job by the owner and took the chance. This led him to become a successful entrepreneur, involved in various industries such as hospitality, real estate, and electronic medical r...

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Ginger Flesher-Sonnier shares her journey from teaching high school math to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. She discusses her transition from teaching to starting an escape room business and later expanding into axe throwing and social entertainment venues with “THRōw Social”! Ginger's strategic and bold approach to business, along with her focus on creating immersive and family-frien...

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The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including personal anecdotes, family updates, career journeys, and insights into the operations of the Urban League of Broward County with Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh. She shares valuable advice on team building, attracting and retaining talent, and the importance of authentic relationships in business. She also discusses the Urban League's impact on the community, its future plans, and ...

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Syd Levitt, a World War II hero, shares his stories and experiences in this conversation. From his military service to his entrepreneurial ventures, Syd's journey is filled with humor and resilience. The conversation also touches on topics like Honor Flight, the welcome home for veterans, and the current situation in Palestine and Israel. Syd's sharp memory and optimistic outlook on life make him a true treasure.

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In this episode of Opportunity Knocks, host Todd Paton interviews Bruno, the owner of Livello, a restaurant in Coral Springs, Florida. Bruno shares his passion for the restaurant industry and his commitment to providing excellent service and quality food. He discusses his background in cooking, his love for fusion cuisine, and the inspiration behind Livello. Bruno also talks about the importance of preparation and continuous learni...

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Tariq Myers, the founder of Untapped and Best of Local Delray Beach, shares his journey from growing up in Boston to working at Lyft and Coinbase in Silicon Valley, and eventually starting his own company. He emphasizes the importance of creating opportunities for others and expanding the opportunity landscape. Tarek's current venture, Best of Local Delray Beach, is a hyperlocal discovery app that curates recommendations from local...

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Todd discusses the debate between sales and marketing and compares it to farming and hunting. He explains that marketing is like farming, a long-term strategy that involves creating content to educate and build trust with prospects. On the other hand, sales is like hunting, a more immediate approach that involves outbound efforts to find and close deals. Todd emphasizes the importance of inbound marketing and the power of content i...

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Alex Smith shares her journey from seizing opportunities in education to overcoming challenges in sales and transitioning to tech sales. She also discusses her experiences with spirituality and yoga, as well as her current ventures in podcasting and consulting. Alex envisions a future of growth and impact, focused on improving the health and happiness of the world.

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In this episode of Opportunity Knocks, host Todd Paton interviews Dave Lawrence, a successful businessman and advocate for early childhood education. They discuss Dave's career in the newspaper industry, his transition to working in early learning, and the importance of investing in children's education and development. Dave shares his insights on the impact of early childhood experiences on brain development and future success. He...

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In this conversation, Marcus Sheridan discusses the importance of content marketing and the impact it can have on a business. He shares his personal experiences and how he used content marketing to save his swimming pool company during the economic downturn. Marcus emphasizes the need to prioritize time and focus on creating quality content that addresses the questions and concerns of potential customers. He also highlights the imp...

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Join us for a wild ride as Todd attempts to interview the unfiltered and unpredictable Cindy Ruiz. From her delayed arrival to her candid stories about life in Colombia, this episode is filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you entertained from start to finish.

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In today's episode of Opportunity Knocks, Todd interviews Sebastian Rusk, founder of companies such as Social Buzz and Podcast Launch Lab, who talks about his experience his digital marketing, podcast creation, and his own personal development. #opportunityknocks

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In this episode, Todd Paton interviews Johnny O, the owner of Johnny O's Gymnasium. Johnny shares the story behind the gym's name and his passion for fitness. He discusses the importance of finding the perfect location and creating a culture of success. Johnny emphasizes the value of caring for members and motivating them to achieve their fitness goals. He also talks about hosting events and giving back to the community. The episod...

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In Episode 11 of "Opportunity Knocks," listeners are treated to an engaging and humorous conversation with Mike Wild, a man known for making probate both fun and funny. Hosted by a clearly excited and respectful interviewer, this episode shines a spotlight on Wild's extraordinary involvement in the nonprofit sector, alongside his professional career in law and commitment to family. With an impressive resume of board pos...

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In this episode of Opportunity Knocks, host Todd Paton sits down with the dynamic Oscar Gonzalez, also known as OG, to dive into his journey from e-commerce to revolutionizing digital marketing for insurance agents. From their early days in e-commerce, navigating the world of Groupon, to scaling up to managing almost a million dollars in monthly ad spend, Oscar shares his insights, challenges, and triumphs. He discusses his transit...

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Welcome to "The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Just Made," a podcast where entrepreneur Todd opens up about the highs and lows of building a business. In this revealing series, Todd shares his personal experiences, failures, and most importantly, the valuable lessons learned along the way.

In Episode 9, titled "Opportunity Knocks," Todd Paton delves into three significant mistakes he recently encountered, providing listeners with an inside l...

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If you were starting a business or thinking of re-branding your existing company, you are not going to want to miss this episode as Mike throws out some golden nuggets! 

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