Andy Wang is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of the INSPIRED MONEY Podcast. He has been named among the INVESTOPEDIA 100: Most Influential Advisors, Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors by Brightscope, and has appeared on Reuters TV, The Huffington Post, Barron's, and Forbes. Runnymede is a fee-only registered investment adviser (RIA) to captive insurance, pension funds, 401(k) plans, non-profits, and individuals. Andy is married, has three children, and can be periodically found performing Hawaiian guitar in the New York tri-state area.
Dani Zoldan, owner of Stand Up NY, shares how the comedy club helps him to build relationships and launch multiple businesses. Guest Biography Dani Zoldan been an entrepreneur since I was 19 years old. While in college, he founded the online music company Eargazmic.com which was a website where independent bands and musicians could promote and sell their music. Each artist had their own web page which consisted of photos, a bio, upcoming tour dates and links to purchase MP3’s. In 2004, when phone carriers starting utilizing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and routing their traffic over internet lines instead of phone lines, Dani decided to experiment with that technology and built an IP connection from his apartment closet (that’s closet, as in where you put clothes) to Trinidad & Tobago and successfully was able to make long distance phone calls but paying local (Trinidad) prices. This experiment launched Titan International, which ultimately became a big player in selling wholesale long distance services to phone companies. Verizon, China Telecom, TATA Communications and many phone companies around the world relied on Titan's services. In 2008, Dani purchased Stand Up NY, the famous comedy club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Stand Up NY made its name in the 80’s and 90’s with many of the world’s best comics known to frequent the club including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Louis CK and Jon Stewart. Today, the club is home to many current A-listers including Amy Schumer, Michael Che, Pete Davidson and Judah Friedlander. In 2013, Dani and co-founder Jon Fatigate created Stand Up NY Labs, a comedy incubator. They successfully launched several hit podcasts including Tuesdays with Stories, Race Wars, The Jtrain podcast and In the Conversation which can can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. In 2015 DGital Media, an audio engagement company invested in their company and currently ad-rep the network. At the end of 2016, Stand Up NY launched Skitish Media which creates short, funny, and shareable video content for brands and media agencies. Dani lives on the Upper West Side with my wife Billie, an orthodontist and three children - Bradyn, Sydney and Ryder. In this episode, you'll learn: Insights into running a comedy club. How to grow by building other businesses around a core business. The value of making connections with people and growing your network. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/136 Find more from our guest: Stand Up NY LinkedIn facebook Instagram dani [at] standupny.com Mentioned in this episode: Skitish Media Stand Up NY Education LaughPass Podcast Row Inspired Money 135: Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate with Willie Mandrell ‎Dark Horse Podcast with Dani Zoldan on Apple Podcasts Jim Gaffigan Amy Schumer Stormy Daniels Adam Duritz Peter Shankman Engelbert Humperdinck Dennis Quaid James Altucher PodMAX Runnymede Money Tip of the Week www.storybrand.com Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Write a review at Podchaser! Reviews4Good: Every Review & Reply on Podchaser sends 25 cents to Meals on Wheels Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.
Taught lessons of real estate investing from his self-made grandmother, Willie Mandrell talks about real estate, creating his own path, and the power of niching down. Guest Biography As a lifelong resident of Boston, Willie is very familiar with the city’s neighborhoods and has a deep, intuitive understanding of the local Real Estate market. He spent his early years watching his grandparents acquire and manage rental property throughout the city and was able to learn many aspects of the business early on. Now, as a current landlord and Real Estate investor, he prides himself on staying current with local sales and rental trends. Willie has a real passion for the multi-family industry and specializes in buying, repositioning, and managing income-producing property. Prior to entering the Real Estate field, Willie spent several years working in the banking and financial services industries. During his corporate years, he earned several industry licenses, including the series 7, 24, 65, & 53. This valuable experience in the investment world has allowed Willie to become an expert in evaluating the risk and rewards of various investment assets, including Real Estate. Willie earned his Bachelor's degree (finance concentration) from Boston’s Northeastern University. Willie married his wife (Lana) in 2014 and they now have 2 children (Josephine and James.) His dream would be to get his children involved in the family business and continue the legacy his grandparents started. In this episode, you'll learn: Why sometimes the best time to start a new venture is during a crisis. The power of niching down in business, for Willie, this means focusing on multi-family investments. The power of organizing and leading a Meetup group. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/135 Find more from our guests: The Mandrell Company LinkedIn facebook Instagram Mentioned in this episode: Inspired Money 097: Real Estate Investing for Passive Income with Lane Kawaoka The BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Strategy: A Primer for Investors bostonwealthbuilders.com Boston Wealth Builders (Boston, MA) | Meetup PodMAX Runnymede Money Tip of the Week www.operationmasks.org WSJ: Two Best Friends and the Global Treasure Hunt for Coronavirus Supplies Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.
Long-time friends, Pavel Chaploutskiy and Victor Rakovich talk about how growing up after the collapse of the Soviet Union impacted their views on money, business, and comedy! Guest Biography Stretch fabric ceilings are a hugely popular architectural solution in Europe and Asia. We own two brands for our stretch fabric ceiling products. Our consumer brand, PopcornCeilingSolution.com, is targeted toward condo owners, condo associations, high-rise apartment owners, and even hotels with popcorn and concrete ceilings. The solution we offer is an alternative to popcorn ceiling removal that includes the ability to install LED recessed lighting anywhere in apartments and buildings with concrete ceilings. During the painful collapse of the Soviet Union, the economy was fractured, the currency changed overnight, there were no jobs which paid. My parents as well as millions of other adults went to work without pay. Naively believing that the government would fix things quickly. We had to find ways to make money, so I’d say the struggle made me an entrepreneur. I was 11 years old when I started hustling on the flea market with my grandmother. In this episode, you'll learn: Perspectives on money from two entrepreneurs who have lived through crisis What it was like to build a flooring business from scratch in New York City One of their niche businesses, a ceiling system, that they brought from Europe to the USA Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/134 Find more from our guests: www.popcornceilingsolution.com Mentioned in this episode: BNI: Business Network International PodMAX Runnymede Money Tip of the Week SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.
Entrepreneur Jaime Harmon O'Connor shares the ups and downs of being a business owner, including the importance of overcoming personal fears. Guest Biography Jaime Harmon O'Connor, Strategy Nerd and (M)Ad Scientist at Inspired Focus Digital Founder, is a digital strategy nerd who is dedicated to helping brands understand their growth opportunities in the digital landscape. Her windy path to building Inspired Focus Digital has included selling scrunchies in 4th grade, a grocery delivery business, a social enterprise that bled itself dry, and an event operations company. She has also built marketing teams at venture-backed organizations and bootstrapped products brands that achieved 6x growth and 8 figure success. She has worked with major organizations like the NFL, NCAA, USA Cycling and growing brands like Pro Challenge, Silipint, Happy Hair Brush and Savor Beauty. She is on a mission to educate up and coming brands with the knowledge they need to level up and play in the professional arena. In this episode, you'll learn: Sometimes starting a company means not paying yourself for extended periods, like 2, 3, 4 years! Jaime's work experiences that include the differences between product-based companies and service companies Paid digital media strategies Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/133 Find more from our guest: www.inspiredfocusdigital.com www.inspiredfocusdigital.com/inspiredmoney Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Mentioned in this episode: The Pure Joy Of Facing Your Fear Inspired Money ep. 108 - Launching a Product That Went Viral and Sells Millions with Mike Grillo PodMAX Runnymede Money Tip of the Week Risk tolerance and investing in the time of coronavirus Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Mar 9th, 1972
Location
Morristown, NJ, USA
Episode Count
181
Podcast Count
27
Total Airtime
5 days, 20 hours