ETOP Podcast with Richard Walsh

ETOP Podcast with Richard Walsh

Escape the Owner Prison (ETOP) is the Contractors new way to scale, regain control and fast track growth while loving life. As a 30 year veteran business owner and best selling author, Richard Walsh brings incredible guests and insights from the world of business. Discussing the struggles and successes of entrepreneurship in the trades and service arena, ETOP Podcast offers real world solutions to make your business the best it can be while giving you a life worth living!


August 13, 2021 58 min

My guest Nicolas Mendiharat is the creator of the Palate Club, a wine selection app. Nicolas uses this incredible technology to help the consumer find the perfect wine for their specific taste. It's so much more than just another wine club as you'll hear in this fantastic interview. As entrepreneurs our job is to find a problem and create a solution for it and Nicolas has done just that!

Palate Club on the web: www.palateclu...

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Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD  is an entrepreneurship coach, business and branding mentor, corporate trainer and author of Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur. She serves as a mentor on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Ask an Expert” forum and through her own consulting business (Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD, LLC), is featured among other CEOs, influencers and celebrities on the BAM Network and was recently selected as one of 150 Marketers to Follow...

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May 18, 2021 46 min
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April 21, 2021 59 min

My guest Dawn Sizer of 3rd Element Consulting is the go to IT/tech expert with 25 years in the industry. Every business has IT and tech requirements at some level. In this interview Dawn breaks down the top mistakes that most businesses make when establishing their IT and tech systems. Dawn is able to also share this in a simple and  understandable way so even us with minimal knowledge and experience of the industry, get it. 


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A magnificent conversation on the power of giving and how it can 3x your profit in your business. My guest EA Csolkovits founder of the Givers University explains in detail how specifically works. You'll find both him and his viewpoints fascinating.

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My guest Josh Patrick, is a no nonsense entrepreneur, business coach and wealth management planner all in one. With over 40 years  in business he brings a ton of experience and know how to the table. We hit on some great points in our conversation. Everything from core values to building your business to sell and how to do it.

About Josh:
My main focus in life is helping private business owners create extraordinary value with their b...

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Steve Dale is a contractor, entrepreneur, and author who has run a residential remodeling business for thirteen years.  He graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a business degree and is a certified Pumpkin Plan Strategy coach.  Steve combines a strong business foundation with an insider's understanding of what is takes to run a successful remodeling company.  He transformed his own business using these skills, which fue...

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An absolutely stellar conversation with my guest Jeff McCausland of Diamond 6 Leadership on the topic of leadership. His ability to connect historic battles and those that played pivotal roles in them to todays business world and it's leadership is simply astounding. Truly a riveting  conversation I know you'll enjoy as much as I did.

Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland
 Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy, LLC 

Since 2000, both domesti...

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My guest Terry Rich is a man of many accomplishments one of which is being a true innovator in business. We discuss the power of innovation in business and how he, regardless of the industry, used innovation to create unique & profitable businesses. Terry is an energetic speaker and we had a tremendous conversation.

Terry Rich is a successful CEO and President of 25 years who loves to engage and entertain audiences across the gl...

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My Guest, all the way from Southern England is Jan Cavelle an entrepreneur with decades of experience in growing and scaling businesses. From her first venture that started from her kitchen table to multi million dollar enterprises, Jan shares the struggles along with the right and wrong ways of making it a truly successful business. She has a new book out called Scaling For Success that we also talk about in this episode.

Jan is an...

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My guest Alex Minor is both a filmmaker and video marketing strategist with  a unique approach to his craft. In this episode we discuss the multiple uses for video marketing in your business and how he is able to tell your business story in a way that connects with the consumer in powerful ways so often overlooked by the merely, technically talented. You'll gain some true gold insight into how to maximize your video content and...

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March 26, 2021 71 min

This a fantastic conversation with my guest Travis Rosbach, founder of Hydro Flask, now a billion dollar company and his many accomplishments outside of HF. You'll hear a true action taking entrepreneur and how breaking the normal "rules" for accomplishment enabled him to do what for most would take multiple lifetimes. I loved this conversation and you will too!

Capt. Rosbach has spent the last thirty years studying his ...

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March 26, 2021 65 min

In this Epic 100th episode my guest Jason Benham, The Benham brothers, shares Leadership advice in the pursuit of building your business with financial and time freedom as your ultimate goal. Jason drops pure gold tactics and advice on how they achieved it and how biblical principles are the foundation to all of their success. Managing 12 businesses and being both speakers and authors (six books) can be a challenge to maintain the ...

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My Guest Carlotta Thompson of Carlotta Thompson and Associates discusses tax strategy and the massive benefits to small businesses when a comprehensive tax strategy is in place. She also mentioned an interesting point that the company you're working with should mirror your growth goals as a business. If you are striving to be a 100 million dollar company so should those you partner with to provide service for you.

Carlotta Thomp...

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What a great interview with my guest Rob Kessler, inventor of the million dollar collar. We go through all the steps it took him from concept to distribution and so much more, including life balance and freedom. You'll truly enjoy this interview!

Rob Kessler is the inventor and co-founder of Million Dollar Collar, a relatively simple solution to an often overlooked problem which became glaringly obvious after viewing his wedding...

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This was a high energy and tremendous interview with my guest Terry Hale. You will pick up some amazing insights in commercial real estate and it's opportunities along with this select niche Terry has created.  In ETOP Academy we are always speaking on developing passive income to replace your business income and Terry drops some pure gold on achieving just that. 


Terry Hale is an author of educational curriculums, numerous t...

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March 10, 2021 53 min

My Guest Manny Wolfe shares some real and raw truth about marketing your business and dispels the myths and  regurgitated nonsense that gets businesses nowhere in their marketing efforts. You'll enjoy this casual yet insightful conversation with plenty of do's and don'ts to take away for your own marketing efforts.

Manny is a testament to what can be achieved with the power of self-belief. Once a homeless drug addict, wh...

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February 26, 2021 55 min

My guest Stacey Ruth from Inside Out Marketing shares the need for basic foundations even prior to creating a marketing strategy. I think you'll be amazed what is truly required to develop a long term high delivering marketing strategy. Stacey has the creds to back up what she is teaching too as you can see in her bio below. I will say that I'm in complete agreement on this too. You'll gain a ton of great insight into h...

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My Guest Molly Ann Luna dives in deep with me regarding building an online business and how experts are taking their knowledge and expertise and turning it into profit in the digital space. If you've considered building an online course or full blown business online this episode is for you!

Molly Ann Luna is a US Army veteran and former financial advisor who kicked corporate to the curb to pursue a more prosperous life. She succ...

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February 24, 2021 57 min

Author Matthew Turner shares his latest trilogy work called Beyond the Pale a fable about escaping the hustle and finding yourself.  We discover a new definition of hustle and how it affects our lives on a daily basis. A big takeaway was "Commit to less, focus on more."  Success is defined differently to most people depending on the season of their life and the experience they have. Matthew explains this brilliantly in this...

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