Though it is an industry many want to know about, it is one that is rarely talked about. Cannabis. With the issue of weed legalization itself still being very prevalent in politics, businesses have erupted through the red tape and seem to be flourishing where it can. Ashley Newman is one of the few woman in the business world who has gotten involved in the Cannabis industry. But not only has she participated in the industry, she has thrived in it. Taking cannabis and it’s stigma to new levels, she is making it so that “weed can be glamorous”. Being a long time medical marijuana card holder, Ashley saw a huge gap in the market for a high end weed distributor, as well as one that focused on lifestyle and women empowerment. Being a serial entrepreneur she wasted no time by building up her own cannabis empire in Calgary, Canada and becoming Calgary’s very own: Queen of Bud.
Ryford Estores first signed up for Secret Entourage after seeing one of our promo lifestyle videos. Realizing that the Academy was truly a place to pick and choose the entrepreneurs you’d like to learn from/follow, he made his choices wisely and set out to learn all he could from them. Through his search with our 200+ teachers, Ryford happened to find Stephen Key, another successful consumer goods/ licensing entrepreneur. He reached out to Stephen, telling him he saw his interview with the Academy. Fast forward two years later, now Stephen is Ryford’s mentor and Ryford’s business has now crossed the $3Million mark and growing faster than ever thanks to features on TV Shows such as QVC. Ryford was able to succeed because he was constantly hungry for knowledge, he used a combination of crucial skills such as resilience, tenacity, dedication, and determination to get his dream to turn into a reality. Now Self-Cut Systems is nearly a household name thanks to the constant work that Ryford puts into his brand each and everyday. If you want to see proof that the Academy really does work and can change everyone’s life who takes advantage of it, then look no further than Ryford Estores.
Dan Henry started out his entrepreneurial journey by deciding that delivering pizzas for $8/hour for a jerk boss wasn’t what he wanted to do. He knew working for someone else wasn’t what he wanted to do with his life, so he quit and decided to become his own boss in his early twenties. After some trial and error with a few ventures like an online blog, then even nightclub ownership, Dan realized what all his endeavors had in common that he was good at: advertising. He understood that no matter what business he had tried his hand at, even if they failed, the digital advertisement and marketing element was always strong under his management. He had cracked the code for a newly valuable skill that many others would pay through the nose to understand. So Dan decided to create an advertisement agency development coaching program, which combined his two loves: advertisement and helping teach others. Now a boy from Chicago who was delivering pizza’s for minimum wage is running a $5 million dollar online business.
He’s so nice we had to feature him twice, Mr. Mark Ferguson is back for his second Secret Entourage Academy interview to talk more real estate and his blog Invest Four More. In his first episode Mark shared a lot with us about how he got his start in the real estate business. But now a few years later we are back to talk about the current state of the real estate market as it pertains to investment opportunities both big and small. Also since his last interview with us Mark has taken on a teaching role in the real estate world, keeping up with his successful blog: Invest Four More as well as starting a podcast, Youtube Channel, and writing 6 books! So we wanted to ensure that we have a follow up discussion to talk about the ever changing world of real estate.and of course all of Marks success in that realm.
This man needs no introduction because most of you have probably seen his advertisements all over social media. But for those of you who may not know him, Mr. Cody Sperber is a very well known and highly successful real estate investor, as well as one of the top teachers in the real estate space today. Cody started his real estate journey with no money to his name trying to flip any property he possibly could to get his name out there. Through a lot of trial and error, and some tough lessons from life itself, Cody has now done over 1,000+ deals, worth around $200M! A lot of people in this day and age want to get into the real estate market because they think it is easy and quick money, and while Cody says the industry itself is “Future Proof,” this industry isn’t some get rich quick scheme. Just like anything in life, you need to be willing to put in the work to see the true reward, and that is exactly what Cody has done. But unlike many self-proclaimed “real estate gurus,” Cody practices what he preaches. Not only does he make an effort to train and teach others how to find success in this field, but he continues to buy, sell, and rent his own properties every day. If you want to learn by example, then look no further and say hello to your new teacher: Mr. Cody Sperber, The Clever Investor.
We are the most “on the go” generation in history. It seems now a days that more and more people are stating a simple fact, “I don’t have time to watch TV”. But everyone needs entertainment, so where are these people turning to? Podcasts. There a billions of podcasts that can be found on millions of different topics ranging from Business to Star Wars Fandom and can be downloaded right onto your phone for easy access. Justin Schenck is a successful podcaster who founded the Growth Now Movement podcast, a show dedicated to self-help and encouragement, something our generation has also taken a liking to understand in the recent years. While you may think that podcasting is for those with expertise in their field or only the famous people can make a show successful, that isn’t necessarily the case. Justin is a guest today to teach you how anyone and everyone could start a podcast without having any pre-existing fame to help you out.
It seems like this day in age, everyone and their mother is on social media. What once was a place for people to connect and share photos has turned into a very important asset for every business across the globe. Now we may recognize some ad types more than others like products of all shapes and sizes, Ecoruses on millions of topics, etc there are still some ad types that don’t get force fed down our throats like others but are still just as important. Jimmy Nicholas is the Founder of Jimmy Marketing, and his company helps connect potential patients with medical specialists in their area, specifically in the dental and orthodontic fields. Jimmy and his team help take a practice’s social media presence into the limelight to make them more appealing to patients in their local area. Jimmy’s Marketing is a perfect example of a niche that just works for both consumer and provider across the board. Though you think all marketing is a one size fits all type of game, medical marketing is quite different and Jimmy is here today to explain how he has found so much success in this niche world.