Coworking is the future of office space | Season 4 Episode 21


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Change is the only thing you know for certain in business.  Everything is constantly shifting and you have to be keenly aware of those changes if you’re going to succeed.  Take office space for example. For decades we have been installing glass in some of the biggest offices in the country.  But that industry is in the midst of some serious disruption. The rise of the gig economy means there’s are literally hundreds of thousands of people who need office space.  It would be way too expensive for each person to rent on their own. That’s where co-working comes in. These ad hoc office spaces are now in every major city on the planet. And they are making things very uncomfortable for traditional management companies. 

My guest this week is Dale Hersowitz the VP of coworking for Yardi.  They are one of the biggest software companies for property managers and are making big waves in the coworking space.  Things are always changing but that doesn’t mean you have to be left behind!

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How to win the business popularity contest | Ephram Spiegelman from Enercare Connections


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It’s hard to make an impression these days.  Everyone is overwhelmed with information. That makes it really difficult for a company to break through all the clutter.  The question is how do you do that in a Google world? I’ll tell you what won’t work: talking about price. In almost every industry competitors prices are really close to one another.  It doesn’t mean anything anymore. To break through you have to make real connections with your customers. That means working late, following up with phone calls and taking as many meeting as you possibly can.  It’s a popularity contest so you have to be ready to turn on the charm

I’m joined today by Ephraim Spigelman, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Enercare Connections.  Enercare is the largest non-utility provider of sub-meter electricity in the country.  He joins me to talk about how to distinguish yourself in a cluttered world.  

How to stop growth from eating your profits with Doug Macy | Season 4 Episode 17


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I’ve seen huge growth year over year. I’m incredibly fortunate but that growth comes at a cost. Any business that encounters explosive growth can begin to outgrow their cash flow. My rule of thumb is that once you start growing above 20% you run a real risk of hitting a cash crunch. Most sole proprietors make up for that deficit by cutting their own paycheque. I’m joined once again this week by Doug Macy, owner of Trust1 Security. Together we discuss the best strategies for dealing with growth. Doug and I discuss how to manage your accounts receivable to ensure that you don’t grow yourself out of business.

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How to bring positive energy into your business with Doug Macy


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You’ve done it before.  Everyone has. Someone has treated you badly so you do the same to someone else.  Maybe your wife yelled at you in the morning so you snap at a co-worker. Or you lose a client so you yell at your kid.  Here’s the question. Why do you have to take somebody else’s negative energy?

My old friend Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security joins me this week to answer that question.  We discuss why keeping a balance of negative and positive energy in your life and your business is so important.  

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How to avoid trade show disaster with Anthony Vinzi | Season 4 Episode 13


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I’ve been to more trade shows than most.  Lot’s more. Over the last 3 decades I have shaken a lot of hands at these things.  Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing a bunch of episodes we recently recorded at PM Expo and The Buildings Show.  We talked with a lot of impressive people and I’m really excited for you to see what we produced.  

We are going to kick things off with a conversation with my old friend Anthony Vinzi, AKA paint chips.  Anthony has been a guest on the podcast more than just about anyone else.  Today we break down everything that is good and bad about trade shows. Many people spend a ton of dough on these things without understanding what they are doing there.  Believe me I’ve had to learn this the hard way!

CNN: Chuck Nervick Night | Season 4 Episode 10


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This going to be such an incredible event. MediaEdge Communications Inc. is hosting an evening of incredible food and drinks at Elephant & Castle. Just a short walk from Buildings Canada and #PMExpo. It starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th!

This night was built for The Canadian #RealEstateIndustry. I’m going to be hosting a special recording of the show featuring your comments, complaints and compliments. Hope to see you there! #CNN #ChuckNervickNight

Social Media meets the trade show floor | Season 4 Episode 9


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It’s time once again for another trade show!  I know what you’re thinking, oh god no.  Trade Show’s have become a part of life for most of us in building management and construction industries.  But most of us hate them.  Long hours and pricey registration fees leave many wondering why they even bother.  Especially, if you don’t get any business out if it!

But that’s the problem.  You shouldn’t be going to a trade show expecting to make millions in new business.  That’s not what they’re for.  This year at PM Expo I’m going to be podcasting live on the floor Dec 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  I’m going to be talking a lot about the real reason why you need to be at major trade show’s like PM Expo.

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S02E27 – What the hell is a building consultant anyways?


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Of all the job titles Tim has heard thrown around over the years “building consultant” is definitely the most confusing. Stephen Emberley from Tri-Tech Pinnacle Group is here to explain. Together, Tim and Steve talk about why so many job sites are torn apart by internal bickering.  They also debate the importance of firing clients who aren’t working out.

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S02E25 – Why being an asshole is bad for business


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Tim is joined this week by Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. The pair talk about how to create a unique identity in a crowded marketplace. Tim has tried to center his business around his own personality. Making yourself the brand is a great way to generate some name recognition but it has it’s downsides too. Doug thinks Tim has succeeded because he is fiercely loyal and refuses to abandon his friends when time’s get tough. “If someone falls and your don’t offer a hand, you’re just an asshole.” Tim says.

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S02E21 – Death of a Salesman with Andy Rutledge


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Being a salesman sucks. Especially if you’ve just started in a new territory or with a new company. By month six you’re ready to quit. You’re depressed. You’re frazzled. You have no one to turn too. Now you do. On today’s episode Tim shares how you can get over the hump and really succeed.

He’s joined this week by Andy Rutledge, a relatively new salesman at Stadia.  He is in the midst of dealing with the desert that is month six at a new sales job.  Tim provides some counsel to his younger counterpart.

The problem is that success for a sales person is hard to see in the moment.  Success means money and even if you’ve been making some deals you won’t see the fruits of that labour for at least another three months.  That means you have to have a robust sense of self.  You have to believe that you’re succeeding.  Otherwise the voices in your head are going to take over an make your life miserable.

 

PM Expo will never be the same


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Watch Tim Byrne Live from the PM Expo – The Building Show. Tim will be live streaming three times daily Nov 28-30 from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Even better you can even stop by our studio at Booth 1648 and pet Kevin the Goat!

S02E17 – Kevin the Goat Live At PM Expo


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Tim and Anthony are joined by a very special guest this week.  Our famed mascot Kevin the Goat joins the pair live in studio.  Kevin was incredibly well behaved for his first recording session.  While he didn’t offer many opinions he did provide us with the unforgettable image of Anthony and Kevin cuddling live on camera.

We’re just a week away from PM Expo.  We’re doing something a little different for this years trade show.  We’re going to be doing live broadcasts every day from Nov 28-30.  We’re going to be talking to a huge variety of guests from across the industry.  And we’re still hoping to convince Doug Ford to stop by for a chat.  Be sure to stop by our booth where you can watch and listen to the show being created!