The Urban Engine Podcast

10 - How to Learn Something New /w Andy McCloy

An episode of The Urban Engine Podcast

By Urban Engine
In the Urban Engine podcast, we discuss entrepreneurship and success. We interview local entrepreneurs in Alabama and the South, discuss how to succeed, and how to propel your idea forward.
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17 - Balancing Success, Family, and Life
Matt, Toni, and Trey Sharp talk about how to succeed as an entrepreneur while still thriving in your relationships with family and other non-business interests.
January 2, 2019
16 - The Power of Starting at the Bottom
The team talks with Kevin Fernandez about the advantages gained and lessons learned from entry-level jobs and early-stage opportunities.
December 26, 2018
15 - Giving Back
The team talks with Kevin Fernandez about the importance of giving back to those around you and the power of the Law of Reciprocity.
December 19, 2018
14 - The Art of the Deal
Matt, Toni, and Trey Sharp discuss negotiating tips and strategies. Areas covered include: dealing with vendors, buying/selling businesses, buying a car, and even negotiating in marriage.
November 6, 2018
13 - The Difference Between a "Startup" and a Traditional Business
Toni, Matt, and Brandon Kruse talk about setting goals, the difference between "traditional business" and high growth "tech startups", and the power of persistence.
October 30, 2018
12 - How to Deal with Customers in 2018
Toni and Matt are joined in this special episode by Brandon Kruse, founder/CEO of CommentSold to discuss all aspects of serving customers in the modern market. Topics discussed range from handling customer problems, how to measure customer satisfaction through surveys, properly qualifying customers to avoid problems in the first place, and more.
September 11, 2018
11 - Tweaking & Improving Your Tactics /w Andy McCloy
In this episode, Matt & LJ talk again with Andy McCloy about how and when to evolve in your tactics & strategies and how to change with the market and the times.
July 19, 2018
10 - How to Learn Something New /w Andy McCloy
In this episode, Matt and LJ talk with Andy McCloy of Body Creations about how to develop a habit of learning and improving and the importance of being an eternal learner.
July 19, 2018
9 - How to Build Your Personal Network (/w Kevin Fernandez)
You've often been told that networking is important. "It's not what you know, it's who you know" and "Your network is your net worth" are common quotes. But, how do you actually network with others and build your personal circle? For most of us, it doesn't come naturally, and it's not taught in school. Matt and Toni talk with networking guru Kevin Fernandez about how to build your network the right way.
June 19, 2018
8 - The Power of Persistence (/w Kevin Fernandez)
The team talks with Kevin Fernandez about the Power of Persistence and Kevin shares the story of how he almost gave up right before hitting his goal.
June 19, 2018
7 - Brandon Kruse on Competition & More
Brandon Kruse of CommentSold joins Matt & Toni to talk about managing relationships in entrepreneurship, thinking about competitors, the power of an abundance mindset, and his favorite downtime hobby at Huntsville West.
May 30, 2018
6 - Get Motivated
Matt, Toni, and Trey talk tips, tactics, and routines to get motivated and stay that way. The team also talks about the power of great customer experiences and how key customer experience is to achieving success in the current market.
May 14, 2018
5 - Handling Frustration
The team discusses how to deal with frustration as an entrepreneur, the importance of confidence/humility, how to balance confidence & humility, and when & how to ask for and/or offer help.
May 3, 2018
4 - How to Find and Deal with Partners & Co-Founders
We discuss reflections on the 3 years of CoWorking Night, the positives, negatives, and things to considers in working with partners or co-founders, and how to network and find new people to grow your circle.
April 11, 2018
3 - How to Deal with the Hard Stuff
We discuss how to deal with burnout, how to get out of a rut, how to handle failure, the importance of making it hard on yourself to quit things you really want to do, and how to manage, train, and lead people.
April 10, 2018
2 - How to be More Productive
In this episode, we discuss tools & tactics to get more things done, goals in entrepreneurship, and how to continually learn and improve yourself and your business.
April 10, 2018
1 - How to Start Something New
Matt, Toni, and Trey discuss how to get new ventures off the ground, the pitfalls of being a perfectionist, how to go from idea to perfect product, when/why to bring other people into your idea, and how to invest your time.
April 10, 2018
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