Tim Byrne Podcasts

I love young entrepreneurs.  They inspire me.  I started my business when I was young.  But I made a ton of mistakes along the way.  It took my a long time to become a success.  That's why I'm so impressed when I meet a young person who is already a success.  That's why I wanted to invite Michael Morozov onto the show this week.  Michael founded his company when he was still in University.  By his second year he was making over six figures.  Now his business Aurum Property Care is one of the largest window cleaning companies in North America. In this episode Michael and I talk about how he managed that explosive growth.  He reveals why he had to design his own software system to manage all the moving parts of his buisness.  That investment cost nearly $500 thousand.  Eventually his company outgrew that system.  So he decided to move to Salesforce instead.   That decision wasn't easy.  And it wasn't cheap.  So was switching to Salesforce worth the expense?  Find out more! ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
The one reason why you should never work with your wife | Season 4 Episode 6
  I had to learn this one the hard way.  Working with your partner can be extremely difficult.  To ...
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Is Salesforce really worth 20k a month? | Season 4 Episode 5
I love young entrepreneurs.  They inspire me.  I started my business when I was young.  But I made a ton ...
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Tim loses his mind while giving sales advice | Season 4 Episode 4
It's time for a little Timology!  Today I'm talking about preparing for the worst.  Every salesperson has heard the same ...
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Do you really need to go to school? | Season 4 Episode 3
Friends, let me say it this clearly.  University is a giant waste of money!  Well, not always, of course.  If ...
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Tim reveals his darkest secrets | Season 4 Episode 2
Have you ever heard the term TMI?  As in, too much information?  TMI could be the subtitle of today's episode.  ...
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I hate wasting money.  And there's no quicker way to blow your cash than by wasting your time.  I spend a huge chunk on time filling out pointless paperwork.  The problem is even worse for my service guys.  They will routinely spend 45 minutes waiting for somebody to sign off on their work order.  That doesn't sound like much but when you add up all that time for all my work crews it becomes very expensive.  Today on the show we're going to talk about the scourge of garbage paperwork and offer some solutions.   Guest: Dylan Gosine ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
How your business can save $300k a year | Season 4 Episode 1
I hate wasting money.  And there's no quicker way to blow your cash than by wasting your time.  I spend ...
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I have a serious allergy.  I'm allergic to bullshit.  BS is everywhere in business.  Most sales people talk like they have a PhD in bullshit.  Which brings me to today's episode.  I saved the worst for last.  My guests this week work for some company that sells toilet paper.  Seriously.  But to hear them talk  you'd think they work for NASA.  I couldn't just release this episode without some kind of commentary.  I've peppered the interview with some reactions recorded after the fact.  These reactions basically boil down to one diagnosis.  These people have a fatal case of verbal diarrhea! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E31 – Tim vs. Corporate Bullshit – SEASON 3 FINALE!
I have a serious allergy.  I'm allergic to bullshit.  BS is everywhere in business.  Most sales people talk like they ...
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If your software doesn't make my life easier than I don't want it.  There are a ton of technology solutions out there.  But more often than not they are a HUGE pain in the ass!  Especially if you have multiple systems that don't work with one another.  My goal is to do all my work from my phone.  On my dock preferably.  If your software doesn't have a smartphone app I don't want anything to do with it.  I talked with a lot of people with fancy new tech solutions at the REMI Show.  Very few impressed me.  That's why I liked Jill Kegler so much.  Jill works with DoubleA Solutions.  They have a bunch of products under their umbrella - including sales software, phone auto-dialer and a VoIP software.   All of them are intended to make you work work less while producing more.  
S03E30 – How to do all your business from your dock
If your software doesn't make my life easier than I don't want it.  There are a ton of technology solutions ...
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I don't know when it happened. But at some point saving the planet became all of our responsibilities. That's a big ask. But climate change is getting harder and harder to ignore. Becoming more energy efficient is a big piece of this puzzle. It's also a no-brainer for businesses. That's why I invited Lucy Fan from Peak Power onto the show this week. Her company provides battery storage solutions and real-time energy analytics for big commercial buildings. It's an easy solution to a big problem INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Who left the damn lights on? with Peak Power
I don't know when it happened. But at some point saving the planet became all of our responsibilities. That's a ...
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If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology. Tech vendors have every imaginable solution for building managers. Some make sense. Others...not so much. One of the more interesting attempts is a joint effort by paper giant Kimberly Clark and Gojo, the inventors of Purell. They want to create a smart bathroom. Yes, you heard me right. The idea is to add internet connected sensors to things like paper and soap dispensers. No more waiting for complaints from irritated clients to fix the shitter. Not a bad idea. But I was skeptical. The guys from KC and Gojo tried to make the case for why the initial investment is worth it. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealm... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmos...
S03E28 – “Why the f*ck would I want a smart bathroom?”
 If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology.  Tech vendors have every imaginable ...
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Everyone knows that things are changing fast.  But iRestify is the kind of company that is changing an industry you've never thought of before.  Janitorial services are a must for every business but the basic business model hasn't changed much for decades.  iRestify saw that technology could offer something their competition couldn't.  They like to call themselves the Uber of cleaning services.  It gives building managers a simple way interface to order cleaning services right from your phone.   I invited Aaron Mohammad and Tommy Brad onto the show to talk more about this.  These are two hungry young entrepreneurs that I was thrilled to be able to talk to.  Over the next 20 minutes was talk about the rapid progress occurring in their business.  And I give them some advice about how to survive for the long term.   ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S3E27 – The internet eats everything with iRestify
 Everyone knows that things are changing fast.  But iRestify is the kind of company that is changing an industry ...
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S03E26 – How to climb to the top and have fun along the way
 Tracey Caville knows how to do it right.  She has been a business warrior for over two decades.  She ...
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I have seen a lot of attempts to bring technology into new buildings. Some of them make sense, but a whole lot more are just giant money sucks. That's not the case with today's guest. Adam Bartman is one of the most impressive young entrepreneur's I've met in a very long time. He started working as a plumber with his Dad when he was still a teenager. Now in his early 30's Adam is the co-founder of Reed Water. Reed promises to do something property managers have been dreaming about for decades. Their technology allows for total control and monitoring of every valve and fixture in your building. Trying to track down missing water inside older buildings can be a costly nightmare. Adam explains how the technology works. And he and Tim debate the merits of incorporating more "smart" technology in new buildings. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealm... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmos...
S03E25 – Are smart buildings smart enough?
I have seen a lot of attempts to bring technology into new buildings.  Some of them make sense, but a ...
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When John Mollenhauer speaks, I listen.  And so should you.  John has been working in the Toronto construction industry for decades.  Since becoming CEO of the Toronto Construction Association 13 years ago he has become something of an oracle.  I invited him back on the show this week to hear his thoughts on the state of the economy.  I boldly predicted earlier this year that we were headed for a recession.   That hasn't happened yet and John tells me why.  We also talk about: The state of the Canadian and US construction industries Why gold is topping $1400 an ounce Whether Trump and Trudeau will get re-elected Why construction companies are so terrified of new technology ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S03E24 – The Oracle Speaks with John Mollenhauer
When John Mollenhauer speaks, I listen.  And so should you.  John has been working in the Toronto construction industry for ...
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It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying payment to their contractors has become so widespread that it's threatening the survival of a lot of small businesses. In today's episode I talk about the problem with Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. I share some horror stories from my 35 years in business. Including the story of what happened when I put a lien in a building owned by one of the biggest developers in Toronto. It wasn't pretty! ******************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S03E23 – Cash Crunch – How to survive when your clients don’t pay
It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying ...
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