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Winning Big with Founder of Complete Nutrition


In this episode, we hear about the trials, errors and boneheaded moves that Cory Wiedel survived, and how he persevered through it all to create a wildly successful company that sold for millions of dollars to a private equity firm. We talk to Cory about believing in himself when no one else did, how he strategically moved from one venture to another,  the moment he felt “successful” and so much more. It is all packed into this fascinating hour with Cory!

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All you need to know about protecting your brand


Claire Gibson at Gibson Law specializes in intellectual property law. In this must-listen episode she explains the costly mistakes many entrepreneurs make when naming and branding their business. She explains the steps every company should go through when they are getting started to ensure their marks and name are secure and prevent future headaches and lawsuits. Claire breaks down what every company needs to do, how to do it, and how to protect yourself from costly lawsuits in the future. This episode is sure to make you think about your business differently. Also Claire is giving a 10% discount on some of her services if you use the word Bootstrappers when setting up an appointment.

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Everything You Need to Know About Franchises


Franchises can be a way to augment your existing business or a way to get into the world of entrepreneurship with less risk and start-up time. Curt explains the best ways to find a franchise that meets your needs and how different franchises are set up. He explains what kinds of personality types they work for and who should avoid them. Curt tells us the good, bad and ugly from his extensive experience.

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How to make your dreams come true


Jerry Reimer tells us his story of coming from humble beginnings and becoming one of the premier commercial and housing developers in the midwest. What design elements are essential to make your new development a success? How can you create that old neighborhood feel in a new development in the middle of a cornfield? Jerry breaks it down for us.

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Leadership and Accountability, insights from Chris Mangan

Stay Hungry, Break Things, This Is the Bootstrappers Show.

In this episode, we talk about how to have an effective meeting, how to hold people accountable, and how to talk to people so they will listen. We also discuss the common error of trying to make an employee we love fit in a seat they are not suited for. It’s all on this episode of Bootstrappers!

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Anequim is Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Managing and Monitoring Remote Workers Using Cutting Edge Technology

Recently Anequim rolled out a robust technology tool that helps remote assistant clients approve time off, manage teammates hours, and improve efficiency. This roll-out is an example of how Anequim strives for continuous improvement and is committed to increasing value for our clients. Anequim President, Gwenn Aspen is featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding best practices of managing a remote team with the most cutting edge software. 

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How Great Teams Prioritize Goals

We were really bad ad prioritizing goals.

Years ago our property management company left a lot to be desired when it came to our ability to prioritize projects. We didn’t have an agenda for our strategic planning meetings. Embarrassingly sometimes our executive team would write our priorities down, and then lose the paper we wrote them on. We would talk about to-dos and not follow up. This lack of structure kept us amateur, and we struggled to move our business forward.

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