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Homepreneur Heroes

  • From $500 to CEO: Brandon Brown’s Incredible Journey in Home Services and Community Impact

    22 MAY 2024 · Join us for an inspiring episode of the Homepreneur Heroes Podcast with your host, Marco Salinas, as he delves into the extraordinary journey of Brandon Brown, the founder of Brown’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing. Starting with just $500 to his name and no prior experience, Brandon transformed a humble beginning into a thriving business with 31 dedicated employees. Hear firsthand how he navigated through the challenging 2008 recession, accumulated debt, and even worked multiple jobs to keep his dream alive. In this detailed interview, Brandon shares invaluable insights into the ongoing challenges and rapid changes in his business, driven by economic conditions and new mandates. He discusses strategic planning for the future, including retirement and succession, while emphasizing the unparalleled freedom and flexibility that entrepreneurship offers. Brandon’s journey is not just about business acumen; it’s also deeply rooted in community service and faith. Discover how his faith has been a cornerstone, offering resilience and guidance during tough times, and how community assistance initiatives like a heat pump giveaway and free systems for veterans or cancer patients have become central to his mission. His marketing strategies are equally compelling, focusing on personal and relatable content through social media, TV commercials, email and text campaigns, and fun events. The episode also explores Brandon’s personal evolution from managing daily operations to coaching and speaking engagements. He discusses his ambitions for the next 5 to 10 years, including the addition of electrical services, apprenticeship programs, and writing another book. Marco and Brandon wrap up the conversation with some heartfelt advice for aspiring home service entrepreneurs, underlining the importance of financial planning, balancing work-life demands, and cultivating a supportive partnership. This episode is a testament to the relentless spirit of entrepreneurship and the profound impact one individual can make on their community. Tune in to get inspired and learn from Brandon Brown’s incredible entrepreneurial journey. To learn more about Brandon Brown, visit his website at https://www.brownsheatingair.com About Brandon Brown: Brandon Brown is the founder and owner of Brown’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing, a successful home services business. Despite starting his company with only $500 and no prior experience, Brandon has navigated numerous challenges, including the 2008 recession, to build a thriving enterprise with around 31 employees. His innovative leadership and commitment to community service have not only ensured his company’s growth but also earned him recognition as a published author and sought-after coach in the industry. Brandon emphasizes the importance of faith, freedom, and flexibility in entrepreneurship, and continues to inspire others through speaking engagements and his book ‘Cool Success.’ About The Show Sponsor: Today’s episode of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast is proudly brought to you by Pina Colada Media. Pina Colada Media is a premier podcast production company dedicated to helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders grow their brand through high-quality content creation. With their comprehensive “done for you” podcast production services, Pina Colada Media takes the hassle out of podcasting, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Whether you’re looking to launch a new podcast or elevate your existing one, Pina Colada Media offers tailored solutions to meet your needs. From podcast setup and editing to branding and distribution, their team of experts handles every aspect of the production process with professionalism and precision. Visit pinacoladamedia.com to learn more about how Pina Colada Media can help you amplify your message, reach your audience, and take your brand to new heights through the power of podcasting. Thank you to Pina Colada Media for their support of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast. Homepreneur Heroes https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/homepreneur-heroes/ Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/from-500-to-ceo-brandon-browns-incredible-journey-in-home-services-and-community-impact
    32m 44s
  • Navigating Entrepreneurship Blind: Jorge Bassante’s Empowering Story

    22 APR 2024 · In this episode Marco Salinas talks with Jorge Bassante, the CEO and founder of Horizon Air, a thriving HVAC company based in Houston, Texas. Jorge Bassante is a 100% legally blind entrepreneur who has overcome incredible odds to build a multi-million dollar home services business. Despite his visual impairment, Jorge has embraced assistive technology and a positive mindset to lead his team and delight customers. During the interview, Jorge discusses how he got started in the HVAC industry, the strategies he uses to run his business effectively, and the importance of investing in and empowering his employees. He also shares valuable advice for aspiring home service entrepreneurs, emphasizing the need to be prepared for the challenges of entrepreneurship and the value of continuous learning. This episode is a must-listen for anyone in the home services industry, especially those who are facing their own unique obstacles. Jorge’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance, adaptability, and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Listeners will walk away inspired and equipped with practical tips to help them overcome their own challenges and reach new heights in their home services businesses. To learn more about Jorge Bassante and Horizon Air, visit his website at www.jorgebassante.com or follow him on Instagram @jorge_bassante. Discover how this visually impaired entrepreneur is redefining what’s possible in the HVAC industry. About Jorge Bassante Jorge is an Ecuadorian immigrant who moved to the United States at the tender age of 11. His journey was marked by remarkable academic success, culminating in graduating at the top of his class. This budding intellectual then went on to share his knowledge with others as a teacher. Yearning for his roots, Jorge decided to return to Ecuador, where he took a position in the pivotal oil sector. However, he quickly found that his ambitions surpassed the limitations of his government job, which offered low pay and little satisfaction. During a fateful conversation with his uncle, who was employed by a Dallas-based HVAC contractor, a spark of inspiration ignited within Jorge. The dialogue with his uncle opened a window to an entirely new pathway—one that seemed to promise the fulfillment and remuneration he was seeking. It was this very conversation that rerouted Jorge’s professional trajectory, setting him on a path that appeared to merge his desire for meaningful work with the potential for better financial rewards. About The Show Sponsor: Today’s episode of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast is proudly brought to you by Pina Colada Media. Pina Colada Media is a premier podcast production company dedicated to helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders grow their brand through high-quality content creation. With their comprehensive “done for you” podcast production services, Pina Colada Media takes the hassle out of podcasting, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Whether you’re looking to launch a new podcast or elevate your existing one, Pina Colada Media offers tailored solutions to meet your needs. From podcast setup and editing to branding and distribution, their team of experts handles every aspect of the production process with professionalism and precision. Visit pinacoladamedia.com to learn more about how Pina Colada Media can help you amplify your message, reach your audience, and take your brand to new heights through the power of podcasting. Thank you to Pina Colada Media for their support of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast. Homepreneur Heroes https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/homepreneur-heroes/ Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/navigating-entrepreneurship-blind-jorge-bassantes-empowering-story
    35m 48s
  • The HVAC Coach: How Michael Johnson Shapes Business and Community

    23 MAR 2024 · In this inaugural episode of the Homepreneur Heroes Podcast, host Marco Salinas sits down with Michael James Johnson, the owner and president of AC Man Heating and Air in North Carolina. Michael’s journey is a true testament to the power of determination, adaptability, and a passion for serving others. After serving six years in the United States Air Force, Michael found his calling in the HVAC industry, drawn to the opportunity to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. With no prior entrepreneurial experience, Michael took a leap of faith and started his own HVAC company, AC Man Heating and Air, in 2004. The early years were not without their challenges, as Michael had to navigate the complexities of running a business while honing his technical skills. However, his unwavering commitment to his customers, particularly the military community he serves, has been the driving force behind his success. Michael shares how he has built a thriving business by prioritizing systems, processes, and a customer-centric approach. He emphasizes the importance of understanding your target market and tailoring your services to their unique needs. As a veteran-owned company in a military-heavy community, Michael has established a reputation for reliability, transparency, and a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by service members and their families. Listeners will be inspired by Michael’s vulnerability as he recounts a pivotal moment in his entrepreneurial journey when he hit a breaking point and had to reevaluate his priorities. His journey serves as a powerful reminder that even the most successful entrepreneurs face obstacles, but it is their ability to adapt and persevere that sets them apart. Throughout the conversation, Michael shares valuable insights and practical advice for aspiring and established home service entrepreneurs. From the importance of systemizing your business to the significance of maintaining a work-life balance, his wisdom is sure to resonate with listeners looking to build and grow their own homepreneur ventures. Whether you’re a seasoned HVAC professional or an entrepreneur in a different home services industry, this episode of the Homepreneur Heroes Podcast is a must-listen. Prepare to be inspired by Michael’s story and empowered to take your own business to new heights. About Michael James Johnson: Michael James Johnson is a self-made HVAC coach and entrepreneur with two decades of experience in self-employment. As the owner and president of AC Man Heating and Air in North Carolina since 2004, he has forged a deep connection with the local military community, serving the families around Fort Bragg with a stalwart no cancellation policy. A proud veteran, Michael served 6 years in the United States Air Force, a background that instills his company with veteran-centric values leading to over 800 5-star reviews. Passionate about systemization, Michael’s leadership ensures his business excels through methodical processes and strong culture. On top of his business acumen, he is a devoted family man and community-oriented individual, dedicating much of his time as a youth leader at church and supporting his son’s sports ambitions, all the while championing the importance of mentorship and personal development within and beyond his industry. About the Show Sponsor: Today’s episode of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast is proudly brought to you by Pina Colada Media. Pina Colada Media is a premier podcast production company dedicated to helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders grow their brand through high-quality content creation. With their comprehensive “done for you” podcast production services, Pina Colada Media takes the hassle out of podcasting, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Whether you’re looking to launch a new podcast or elevate your existing one, Pina Colada Media offers tailored solutions to meet your needs. From podcast setup and editing to branding and distribution, their team of experts handles every aspect of the production process with professionalism and precision. Visit pinacoladamedia.com to learn more about how Pina Colada Media can help you amplify your message, reach your audience, and take your brand to new heights through the power of podcasting. Thank you to https://www.pinacoladamedia.com/ for their support of the “Homepreneur Heroes” podcast. Homepreneur Heroes https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/homepreneur-heroes/ Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/the-hvac-coach-how-michael-johnson-shapes-business-and-community
    42m 27s

"Homepreneur Heroes" is a podcast celebrating the unsung heroes of the home services industry. Each episode dives into the stories and journeys of passionate individuals who have turned their skills...

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"Homepreneur Heroes" is a podcast celebrating the unsung heroes of the home services industry. Each episode dives into the stories and journeys of passionate individuals who have turned their skills and expertise into successful home-based businesses. From plumbers and electricians to landscapers and interior designers, host Marco Salinas sits down with these innovative entrepreneurs to uncover their secrets to success, challenges they've overcome, and the impact they've made in their communities. Whether you're a budding homepreneur or simply curious about the people behind the scenes, join us as we shine a spotlight on the inspiring individuals who keep our homes running smoothly and beautifully. Tune in to "Homepreneur Heroes" for insightful conversations, practical tips, and a healthy dose of inspiration.
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