Ask Valor Masterminds

Ask Valor Masterminds

Listen to business owners share about their businesses, how they got started and tips they share about topics related to marketing, social media, videos, accounting, cybersecurity, public speaking and other topics.

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July 15, 2022 33 min

When it comes to selling or buying a business there are many different companies you can reach out to for help like business brokers, but everything starts with a Business Valuation.

Terry Dry, CEO & Founder of Future Proof Advisors shares his insight and tips for Business Valuations.

His quote sums up this episode: When potentially selling your company, focus on being in a “Buyer” mindset vs. a “Seller” mindset.

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This episode's topic is Business Continuity Planning:

“What do I do if something bad happens to my business?

Dan Weedin, an experienced entrepreneur, thought leader, author, and award-winning speaker shares his thoughts in the episode.

3 top takeaways that you'll learn:

1. Being Prepared

2. Plan with the end in mind

3. Mitigating Risk

Bonus Question: What type of insurance should business owners have?

Dan talks about Disabi...

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What is M & A?

Mergers & Acquisitions by definition is a general term that describes the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, purchase of assets, and management acquisitions.

Kison Patel, CEO / Founder of Dealroom teaches us more about M & A, and what is involved. He will share his 3 best practices when selli...

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"You want to get better at doing push-ups? Do more push-ups. You want to grow your Grit? Seek out gritty goals and accomplish them."

What is GRIT?

GRIT is described as The Will to Persevere to Accomplish Long Term Goals.

In this episode, Colonel David Fivecoat, US Army, Retired, shares about How To Grow Your Grit: Overcome Obstacles, Thrive, and Accomplish Your Goals.

A few things you learn are:

1. Goal setting

2. What is Y...

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May 15, 2022 31 min

How To Build An Audience with Guest Chris Williams, founder of Group Coach Nation.

We start out with Chris' favorite quote: Do Work, Get Results. This sums up entrepreneurship, being successful, and the topic How To Build An Audience.

There is so much value packed into this short 30-minute episode. So grab a pen and paper and be ready to take notes.

Things you will learn:

1. Be in the public

2. Learning to not overthink what pl...

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We couldn't continue with our podcast without listeners and finding guests. On our 60th episode, we were blessed to have one of our top influencers, Gail Bailey, a Mary Kay Independent Consultant who's been listening, following, and sharing.

Gail Will share:

1. Why She listens or watches

2. Some of her favorite episodes or guests

3. What future Guests she would like to see

We are thankful for everyone who listens or watches...

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April 12, 2022 32 min

What does it mean to build bridges with values? Matt Mersino helps break this down by answering the following questions.

1. How someone's values are important to the people you hire and having values is more important than skills.

2. How do we keep the best people together to grow a business.

3. How can businesses create strong teams.

4. What is the difference between your personal values and company values and could they be on...

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Are you building a personal brand but you're just not sure how to start? Well, the good news is that our guest Tanya Hagre shared some ways to build your brand and get your message out to your audience. Here are just a few of the tips she shared:

1. Be Consistent with Social Media Posting

2. Showing your audience your true self will help people to get to know, like, and trust you

3. You Are Always Marketing

4. Social Media is A...

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March 10, 2022 37 min

Are you ready to feel motivated on demand and achieve your goals the easy way? In this episode, Nikki Gangemi debunks hypnosis myths & shares tips on how hypnosis can help entreprenuers. As a personal trainer for your mind, Nikki Gangemi helps you wipe out limiting beliefs and negative emotions in minutes. She shares how hypnosis and self-hypnosis can help you grow and get focused.

To learn more about Nikki and connect with her...

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Leading Through Relationships is something people both struggle with and can succeed at. This is why it was a topic Brittany Wagner wanted to educate our audience about.

Brittany is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker. Best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. For the past 4 years, Brittany has traveled all over the country as a motivati...

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Have you ever wondered how to make business more effortless? In this episode, we speak with Martijn Meima, author of The Effortless Entrepreneur. Martijn explains what intuition is and how people can use it to make their business more effortless. Intuition is defined as

1. Pure & Direct

2. Having a clear feeling

3. Using your 6 senses

One way to make your business more effortless is to live life in small steps. To understand mo...

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Starting a business is easy but figuring out when the right time to retire or sell a business can be difficult. In this episode, Paul Baron shares his experiences with owning a business and understanding when it is the right time to either sell the business or retire. Paul debunks 3 myths for you about selling a business.

Make sure to watch or listen till the end as he drops amazing nuggets of advice all the way through.

 

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Does your business use credit card processing or merchant services to accept payment? Do you have questions that never seem to get answered? Well, Robert Grant with WNY merchant Consulting is here to answer our questions and talk about the Dos & Dont's of Credit Card Processing. Here are some of the myths he covers:

1. My Bank is always my best option

2. It's hard to keep Cardholder Data Safe

3. I won't get paid imm...

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November 18, 2021 37 min

A brand is a voice and a product is a souvenir.’ (Another way to think about the concept is that consumers use products. But the brand is what catches their attention, draws them in, sells them, and speaks to them.) So having a Voice for your brand is vital. In this episode, Mack shares Why voice-overs are important in videos by coming 3 aspects of a voice: 1. ETYMOLOGY 2. SOUND 3. SYNTAX For more information about Mack, be sure to...

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We have to say the best part of our podcast is the knowledge our guests share with our audience. And in this episode, we celebrate 50 episodes by having our engineer Sadie Marlowe with BD Local on as a guest. Sadie says something that really hits home. She learns something new with every guest we bring. That means our little business podcast is making a difference in people's lives. To learn more about BD Local and how they can...

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October 22, 2021 32 min

Franchise businesses contribute to $670B of the economic output into the US economy in 2020. Overall franchising contribution to the economy is forecast to grow by 7% in 2021, reaching pre-pandemic levels of economic output by the end of the year.

As a franchise owner, there are many different ways in which you can market your franchise, and sometimes you're not sure what is the best way. Founder & CEO of Franchise Fame Dan...

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September 25, 2021 28 min

72% of People Consider Work-Life Balance an important factor for selecting a job (statista). And now that more people are working from home, 65% are working longer hours remotely. So there need to be some ways to manage your work-life balance. In this podcast episode, we explore what that looks like with our guest Aubrey Terrazas where she helps our audience understand how to be Goals Driven with a Work-Life Balance.

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September 12, 2021 32 min

Have you ever wondered how successful companies build their company into a successful brand with a following on social media in a short amount of time? In this episode, Lucas Caneda shares how to integrate services and technology to boost your company's growth. You will learn about 3 key factors in building and growing a business: 1. Building a Brand 2. Gaining Organic reach 3. Identifying Your Social media Platform Focus Here&...

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September 12, 2021 35 min

What does having a resourceful mindset mean? On this episode of the Ask Valor Masterminds Podcast our guest Terry Dry aka "The Godfather of Social Media" gives his definition and shares tips on how being resourceful impacts a business. Here are some of the things you learn: 1. Be aware of your fear 2. Hold onto the A-Players 3. Difference between Advertising & Marketing 4. Entrepreneur Mindset: Don't sit back and wa...

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September 12, 2021 32 min

Virtual Assistants are no robots or computers. Virtual Assistants are incorporated in a business to help with the back end or behind the seen tasks. Melanie & Lauren, Founders with VaVa Virtual, share some of the myths about virtual assistants and help you understand what they do and don't do and help with. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant: 1. Average Monthly cost runs $1000-$1500 Per month 2. Onl...

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