The Retirement Trainer with Ed Siddell

5 Steps To Starting Business Scaled

052: 5 Steps to Starting a New Business

Here at The Retirement Trainer, we’ve spent the last few months focused on giving back to small businesses. Along the way, you’ve been asking us two questions more than any other: “What’s most important as a business owner,” and “how can I start a new business of my own?” If you’re a small business owner…
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House For Sale King Flips

051: Making Sense of Real Estate Markets with King Flips, Core Ohio, and Muirfield Realty Partners

At the halfway point in 2021, the real estate markets continue to be as crazy as ever in almost every part of the country, with no signs of slowing down. There’s a good chance you’ve heard stories about someone’s house selling for a huge amount over the asking price to someone willing to pay cash.…
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Flip Kings Renovation

050: How The Flip Kings Are Keeping Up with the Construction Boom

Some people flip houses–others, like Rudy Tirado and Misty Linn, flip businesses. As the owners and founders of Flip Kings, they’ve not only flipped nearly 75 houses in two years– they’ve also built a big portfolio of ventures in Columbus, Ohio, including several bars and restaurants.  To make all this happen, they’re employing hundreds of…
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049: How Scholl’s Landscaping and Design is Navigating the Post-COVID Landscape

Scholl’s Landscaping and Design, located in Columbus, Ohio, was shut down for only a few weeks in March of 2020, but their journey back to any sort of “normal” has been a fascinating one. Despite significant success, they’re now facing issues including labor shortages, supply chain issues, and skyrocketing costs for materials. In today’s episode,…
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Demand For Petcare

048: How the Knapp Veterinary Hospital Handled Unprecedented Demand for Pet Care

Over the course of the last year, demand for veterinary care has exploded. No one in the industry can remember being this busy, and this growth has come with plenty of positives, but some very real challenges as well. Knapp Veterinary Hospital, here in Columbus, Ohio, has faced massive demand, but also had to cancel…
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Chiropractic Welness

047: How the Winchester Chiropractic Institute Stayed True to their Patients in 2020

The Winchester Institute of Chiropractic Health and Wellness, here in Dublin, Ohio, stayed open as an essential business–even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a team of chiropractors, massage therapists and exercise physiologists, they’re able to deliver a combination of supplementation, functional medicine, and rehabilitation for a total wellbeing experience.  Dr. Dana Winchester…
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046: Adding The Human Touch at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa with Chris Amatos

When everything shut down due to Covid-19 in March 2020, the uncertainty was crippling for many businesses. In this episode, you’ll hear how Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa was able to turn lemons into lemonade thanks to their membership-based business. Located in the Lewis Center in Columbus, Ohio, this outpost of a well-known…
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Aquarium Adventure

045: Aquarium Adventure: The Key to Succeeding in Business for 24 Years!

Bill and Sandy Wymard own and operate Aquarium Adventure in Hilliard, Ohio. Guests can see fish from all over the world in their public aquarium, take home fish for their own aquariums, and purchase retail merchandise as well. Aquarium Adventure has carved out a truly unique niche for themselves as a specialty retailer with loyal,…
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Irony Pony teamwork community

044: Defying the Odds Through Teamwork & Community with Chris Jones

Iron Pony is one of the largest motorcycle dealerships in the Midwest. They grew from a NAPA auto parts store into a thriving business selling parts, apparel, accessories, vehicles, and more. The company has never stopped evolving, and this proved true again in 2020, when they didn’t just survive, but thrived, over the course of…
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Columbus Car Audio

043: Thriving as a Small Business in a Global Pandemic with Todd Hayes

2020 has been one of the toughest years in history for small businesses. Many companies have needed to pivot, change their entire operational model, and adopt and adapt to new technologies in order to keep the lights on.  However, a number of businesses didn’t just survive over the last year – they thrived. One of…
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