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March 22, 2023

92. Prepare Now for the Next Season In Your Business

In another installment of "fighting traffic by dropping knowledge" Neel shares some thoughts on how to deal with seasonality in your business, whether that's a season of the year or a financial season, like a recession. Neel ...

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March 15, 2023

91. Slow and Fast Travel: A Conversation with Bunty SomRoy of Red Pin…

In this episode Neel has a conversation with Bunty SomRoy . In 2016 Bunty left the US to try to find a way in to the digital marketing world and spent three years living in Thailand and Indonesia, nose to …

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March 7, 2023

90. Start a Remote Local Biz in Your Hometown or Elsewhere?

Even though the word "remote" is part of a "remote local" business, that doesn't mean you have to start it remotely. In this episode Neel makes arguments for both sides, for starting a remote local business in your hometown a...

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Feb. 15, 2023

88. State of the union for remote local businesses

88. State of the union for remote local businesses

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Feb. 8, 2023

87. 5 New Marketing Tactics to Survive a Looming Recession (and Googl…

As Google tweaks its algorithm and its Local Services ads to deal with AI-created content, you might need to find new ways of reaching customers. In this episode Neel shares five avenues he's exploring right now (and are work...

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Feb. 1, 2023

86. 5 Easy Side Hustles To Make an Extra $500 a Month

In this episode Neel offers five different side hustles with low barriers to entry and low cost to startup. While he understandably gives a plug for residential cleaning (hey, if it works, it works) he also shares: - Vending ...

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Jan. 25, 2023

85. Inside Tips on Google My Business and Local Services SEO with Dan…

In the episode Neel sits down with Daniel Thompson of Salt Water Digital . Daniel has been in SEO for many years and took some time to share some insights into SEO for local services businesses, like: - Why Google …

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Jan. 18, 2023

84. I Spent $50,000 on Business Coaching So You Don't Have To

When you pay for someone else's experiences you can move farther and faster than you would have on your own, allowing you to leapfrog the competition. In this episode, Neel shares a few of the key practices he's gotten throug...

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Jan. 3, 2023

82. Staffing Needs as You Grow Your Remote Local Business from 0 to $…

In this episode Neel and Johnny talk about the different hires you need to make as you grow your remote local business. They discuss: - the first hire you make and what areas they need to help with - how …

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Dec. 27, 2022

81. Weh'yee

81. Weh'yee

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Dec. 14, 2022

80. Johnny & Neel Top Books in 2022

80. Johnny & Neel Top Books in 2022

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Dec. 7, 2022

79. A Short List of Business Ideas (Feel Free to Take!)

Neel recently moved a lot of stuff into Notion. One of those things was an ongoing list he keeps of business ideas. In this episode he shares a few of them and why he thinks they might be good bets, …

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Nov. 30, 2022

78. Scaling Marketing, Sales, and Operations: A Look Inside a Fast-Gr…

In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss in detail what it's been like for Johnny to scale Home Services Academy. They chat about: — The importance of marketing and sales being in sync, particularly in the early days of the …

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Nov. 23, 2022

77. Using Israeli Special Forces Tactics to Help You Deal with Risks …

Some years ago Neel met Itamar Marani , a former Israeli Special Forces soldier, who in the course of conversations shared risk analysis and mitigation tactics he had been taught. This includes looking at the magnitude, immed...

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Nov. 16, 2022

76. Motorcycling Through Africa While Running a Remote Local Biz, an …

It's a bit of a switch up this week, as I get interviewed by Chase Warrington of the About Abroad pod. For those who get my newsletter or listen to the pod regularly, this episode will be a great summary …

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Nov. 9, 2022

75. Great Countries to Find Remote Talent

In this episode Neel shares his experience of hiring and working with dozens of remote team members since 2013. He shares: — Which platforms you can use to find remote talent (Upwork, Dynamite Jobs, We Work Remotely) — What c...

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Nov. 2, 2022

74. Who Should NOT Go into Entrepreneurship

In this episode Neel and Johnny answer the question: "Should everyone go into entrepreneurship?" (Short answer: No.) Entrepreneurship has been so glamorized lately that it's made to seem that everyone can and should be an ent...

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Oct. 19, 2022

72. Are You a Builder or an Investor?

In the experimental episode (literally recorded on the road), Neil discusses the differences between being a business builder and a business investor. Neel has long tried to do both, but has recently realized that means he's ...

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Oct. 12, 2022

71. The Exact Tech Stack Needed To Run Your Remote Local Business on …

The Exact Tech Stack Needed To Run Your Remote Local Business on Auto-Pilot

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Oct. 5, 2022

70. Do You Have to Like Your Business or Nah?

In this episode Neel and Johnny tackle the question of how entrepreneurs feel about what their business does. While Johnny delves into the idea of what your goals/endgame are and how that can create different answers at diffe...

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Sept. 28, 2022

69. Moving Capital from Active Sources into Passive Investments: Roun…

In this episode Neel and Johnny welcome Sergio Silesky and Chris Munn to discuss different ways to deploy cash. Sergio is a business partner of Johnny and is in "cash stack" mode so all the income they are earning is …

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Sept. 21, 2022

68. Gurus like Grand Cardone and Russell Brunson: Love 'em or Hate 'e…

In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss the business of gurus and how they've both changed their attitude on them over time. Johnny was formerly a hater until he himself became a "guru" by sharing information in free and paid...

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Sept. 7, 2022

66. Key Lessons from a $50K Mastermind

In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss the benefits of a $50,000+ mastermind that Johnny and his business partner joined. Originally Johnny had hired this company to help with sales and in classic "value ladder" style the co...

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Aug. 17, 2022

64. How to Find and Surround Yourself with the Right People

In this episode Neel and Johnny revisit the old quote about the five closest people to you and talk about proactively upgrading those people. They discuss: the power of groups like EO, EOA, and the Dynamite Circle why it's wo...

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Aug. 10, 2022

63. Step by Step Guide on Starting a Vacation Rental Cleaning Business

Tactical episode to outline how to start a vacation rental cleaning business like MaidThis. This framework can apply to most home service businesses

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Aug. 3, 2022

62. How to Choose Your Opportunity Vehicle Wisely

In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss opportunity vehicles: what you are doing in your career, and how is it helping you achieve your life goals? Things they consider include: different "levels" of opportunity how those lev...

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July 27, 2022

61. Exiting One Business to Pursue Another

In this episode Neel and Johnny chat with Sergio, Johnny's business partner in Orange Window Cleaning, about their recent sale of the business. While Sergio and Johnny had always had a goal of growing a business to $10M, they...

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July 20, 2022

60. The #1 Best Place I Find Remote Team Members, feat Dan Andrews fr…

In this episode Neel sits down with Dan Andrews of the Tropical MBA podcast. Neel reveals that Dan is the one who first used the phrase "remote local business" to describe what Neel was doing at MaidThis. Alas, there will …

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July 13, 2022

59. Leveling Up Your Life Using 8 Pillars

In this solo episode, Neil offers 8 Pillars he uses to audit and improve his personal life. A couple years ago Neil was happy with how systematized his business was, but was shocked as to how not-systematized his personal lif...

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July 6, 2022

58. Market Your Local Services Business, with SME Mike Grigery

In this episode Neel interview Mike Grigery of ClickCallSell.com to get the scoop on how to market your local services business. Mike has helped hundreds of companies execute thousands of marketing campaigns and he's been Nee...

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June 22, 2022

57. Build a Brand By Sharing What You've Learned in Business Life

In this episode Neel and Johnny talk about the impact of sharing what you've learned in business. After five years of grinding and building a window cleaning business, Johnny packaged what he learned to create Home Service Ac...

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June 15, 2022

56. Remote Working Destinations: Trends, Underrated Spots, and Genera…

In this leisurely spitball episode, Neel and Mitko Karvoshki talk all things remote work and digital nomad as it applies to different spots around the world: who's winning, who's losing, and who's underrated. If you don't kno...

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June 8, 2022

55. The Tech Stack You Need for a Remote Local Business

In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss various pieces of software that they use to run their businesses. There was clear agreement on some of the big hitters today, like Slack (can't live without it), G-Suite (tons of tools)...

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June 1, 2022

54. Making $10k From Scratch, with New Co-host Johnny Robinson

In this episode Neel and new co-host Johnny Robinson offer a blueprint for earning your first $10k from scratch without reference to cleaning companies, a sector both of them have had a lot of success in. Neel and Johnny outl...

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