Friday, February 28, 2020

10,000 subs!!!




10K Subs feels great!!

Did you hear?

I now have 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.

It’s been quite a journey.

Hey, if you want to see some funny stuff, go back 5 years and see what my videos used to be like.

In all honesty, it’s pretty humbling.

I’m glad people are enjoying them and, more importantly, learning from them and avoiding bad deals.

It’s my mission, after all.

I don’t think I have the guts to run into a burning building to save a cat, so it suits me just fine.

Thanks for all your support to this point and all the great feedback and comments I get on a regular basis.

Remember, if you have any friends who are interested in business, have them check out my website and sign up for my list; www.DavidCBarnett.com

Here’s to the next 10,000 subscribers!

Cheers



David C Barnett

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Harrison Hunter Reid and I tackle scarcity mindsets and other fun business stuff.


Meet Harrison Hunter Reid

How does one get a speaking spot on the Nomad Cruise?

How does one challenge their limiting beliefs developed in adolescence?

How does one rid themselves of a scarcity mindset while not going crazy with woo-woo fan boy mushy optimism?

How does one make a big positive change?

Let’s find out with this week’s guest Harrison Hunter Reid.

A super-fun interview. Trust me.

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/R3MJVDC12Lc



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P.S. if you want to dip your toe into educational investment AND you live near Toronto, Kitchener or Las Vegas, then maybe you should come out and meet me LIVE this spring.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

At what sales level can we consider being an absentee owner?


Depends on whether you can afford the decline in sales and efficiency.

Nobody puts more energy and passion into a business than the owner.

Employees simply are not invested to the same level in most business environments.

If you’re going to put a manager in place and step away from an operating business, you need to figure out how you can efficiently observe what’s happening in the business.

Otherwise, the priorities of the business will change to benefit someone else!

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/AS9QM-hj8B0



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Saturday, February 15, 2020

I discuss local investments with Author and Angel Investor Karen Rands


Karen Rands is an author and Angel Investor who wanted me on her show to discuss the concepts in my book; Invest Local.

Find the book in my Amazon bookstore here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/davidbarnett

Learn more about Karen and her Inside Secrets to Angel Investing here: http://insidesecretstoangelinvesting.com/

Friday, February 14, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Uneven partnerships in Business. Startups or Acquisitions. How to Buy a Business


Sundeep has time.

Charlene has some money.

Miguel has a truck.

Peter has the contacts with a huge potential customer.

How do these four properly structure a business that only two of them will work in to be equitable in compensation for what they bring?

It’s the problem of the uneven partnership and if it’s not handled properly, it becomes the problem of the partnership breakdown.

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/qb1pk7eNWUc 



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Monday, February 10, 2020

Three live event dates for March & April 2020

Live Workshops Spring 2020


All of these venues are small rooms.  Get your tickets quickly!

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Toronto/Mississauga
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Monday, March 9th, 2020
Kitchener/Waterloo
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Las Vegas Baby!!
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Freedom Formula discussed with author David Finkle


The Freedom Formula Interview

Want to be FREE??

Of course, you do!

This week I spent a bit of time with author and business coach David Finkle discussing his new book called The Freedom Formula.

I took the time to read it and I enjoyed it very much.

Most of what I do as a consultant and as a coach through the process of buying or selling a business is focused on the numbers and the way people relate to each other while negotiating.

David’s book is all about how to make the darn business run better and would be a great read for buyers, sellers and high-position employees within any business.

I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve added David’s book to my Amazon Bookstore if you want to get yourself a copy.

Watch the video of the interview here: https://youtu.be/7ZP9xO8woAQ



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Friday, January 31, 2020

Inside secrets on not doing stupid stuff when buying and selling businesses with Karen Rands



I had a great time with Karen Rands discussing buying and selling businesses on her Compassionate Capitalist podcast. 

You can also find the show and notes here: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/karen-rands/2020/01/21/inside-secrets-to-not-do-stupid-stuff-when-buying-or-selling-a-business

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

David's amazing Mexican road trip SmallBiz adventure.


I’ve just finished a week-long visit to Mexico in which I spent 5 days traveling by car.


My good buddy Zack and I crossed the border at Nogales and drove all the way down to Guadalajarda and Puerto Vallarta.

We saw some cool things and enjoyed the Mexican hospitality.

This week, I’ve recorded my thoughts about the trip and some of the small business observations and ideas that occurred to me along the way.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/OKIAkTxEaZk



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#entrepreneurship #smallbiz #Mexico #hombresroadtrip

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Join Kermit in being green and SAVE.




Feeling Green?

Kermit the Frog sang that it wasn’t easy being green.

Eco-coach Anca Novacovichi tells us that it can certainly be lucrative.

She and her team work on sustainability audits for businesses to help them be more environmentally friendly…

And reduce costs.

Her background as a business analyst and management consultant taught her that change has to pay.

This month, Anca is the special guest expert for members of the Business Buyer Adventure group coaching program.

I invited her to my public YouTube channel to talk a bit about our discussion for the private group members.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Apg5JCF1Xb8



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#entrepreneurship #smallbiz #sustainability #savings

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

UGG-ly business #startup. Even a million dollar idea can cost years.


I’m going to start an amazing business and become a millionaire!

So many have had this dream.

Let me introduce you to someone who did it and what it really took to pull off…

Brian Smith is an Australian who moved to California to surf and meet girls.

He found his fortunes in importing sheep skin boots from Australia, but the path of that journey should make any excited entrepreneur stop and think.

Especially if you’ve got responsibilities like a mortgage, children, small pets, etc.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cZbm0LO6lsM



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#entrepreneurship #smallbiz #startup #ugg 


Monday, January 13, 2020

The business of selling a business

I love the sound of an old-fashioned cash register...



Dishon and I discuss selling a business.  It was a great interview.  Find it here on Stitcher and other podcast platforms.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jamin-armstead/everything-chaching?refid=stpr

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Licenses and Permits when buying a business. How to Buy a small business.


If I can’t get the liquor license in time, should I delay the closing?

Well, I would.

Licenses and permits are your key to enter the weird world of government bureaucracy.

Sometimes it’s quick and easy.

Sometimes you have to wait 30 days and tell all the neighbours.

The thing to know though is that these rules change depending on which city, state, province or country you’re in.

Let me share some of my experiences when it comes to licenses and permits when buying small businesses.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/M8UH6Y2LrBM



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#entrepreneurship #smallbiz #license #permit #foodhandling #kitchen #bar