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Small business, blockchain technology, and politics go hand in hand. The Rob McNealy Program covers them all and much more. Rob McNealy, a crypto entrepreneur and personal liberty activist, interviews thought leading guests on topics ranging from Bitcoin, TUSC, cryptocurrency and startups, to entrepreneurship, gun rights, and personal liberty.

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Small business, blockchain technology, and politics go hand in hand. The Rob McNealy Program covers them all and much more. Rob McNealy, a crypto entrepreneur and personal liberty activist, interviews thought leading guests on topics ranging from Bitcoin, TUSC, cryptocurrency and startups, to entrepreneurship, gun rights, and personal liberty.

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Episodes

Jeff Kirkam, Inventor of the RATS Tourniquet

2/1/2024
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Jeff Kirkham, the inventor of the RATS Tourniquet, cofounder of ReadyMan, and coauthor of the Black Autumn book series. About The RATS Tourniquet R.A.T.S – Rapid Application Tourniquet – A solid vulcanized rubber core with a nylon sheath combined with a unique locking mechanism make this a simple and incredibly fast tourniquet to apply to self or others. The RATS hallmark is use under stress. U.S. PAT. NO. 9,168,044 Links Jeff Kirkham on LinkedIn RATS Tourniquet Website Readyman Website Black Autumn on Amazon

Duration:00:42:42

John Hickenlooper, Future Governor of Colorado, On Why Denver is Good for Startup Businesses

10/14/2023
John Hickenlooper, future Governor of Colorado on why Denver is good for startup businesses.

Duration:00:57:02

Brian Schwartz, Author of 50 Interviews, on Learning New Industries Through Interviews

10/14/2023
Author of 50 Interviews, on learning about new industries through interviews.

Duration:00:30:31

Jonathan Johnson, President of Medici Ventures, on Cryptocurrency

5/17/2023
In this classic show, Rob McNealy and Tyson Holbrook interview Jonathan Johnson, President of Medici Ventures on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. About Jonathan Johnson Mr. Jonathan E. Johnson, III, has been the President of Medici Ventures, Inc, a subsidiary of Overstock.com Inc. since August 2016. Mr. Johnson joined Overstock in 2002. He served as an Acting Chief Executive Officer of Overstock.com Inc. from February 2012 to April 2013 and served as its Secretary from October 2002 to April 10, 2014. He has been an integral part of Overstock's meteoric growth from a small start-up to a publicly traded company with over $1.8 billion in sales and over 1,700 employees. Mr. Johnson was responsible for legal affairs, finance, SEC compliance, investor relations, government relations, facilities, administrative and eventually, human capital management for Overstock.com Inc. He served as the President of Overstock.com Inc. from July 28, 2008 to February 2013. He served as General Counsel of Overstock.com Inc. since September 2002 and served as its Vice President of Strategic Projects since April 2003. He served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Legal and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Legal at of Overstock.com Inc. From May 1999 to September 2002, he served various positions with TenFold Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and General Counsel. From October 1997 to April 1999, Mr. Johnson practiced law in the Los Angeles offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and from September 1994 to September 1997 he practiced law in the Los Angeles offices of Graham & James, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, international transactions and general corporate work. From February 1994 to August 1994, he served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Supreme Court for Justice Leonard H. Russon and prior to that, from August 1993 to January 1994, he served as a Judicial Clerk at the Utah Court of Appeals for Justice Russon. He serves as Director of Medici Ventures, Inc. and serves as the Member of Board of Trustees at Utah Technology Council. He served as Chairman of the Board of Overstock.com Inc. from April 10, 2014 to May 09, 2017 and served as its Executive Vice Chairman from May 2013 to April 10, 2014. He has been a Director at PeerNova, Inc since May 22, 2017. He has been a Director of Overstock.com Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University, studied for a year at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Japan and received his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School at Brigham Young University. Links Medici Ventures Jonathan Johnson on LinkedIn

Duration:00:52:35

Calvin Weight, on the Launch of Coinbook Cryptocurrency Exchange

5/17/2023
About Calvin Weight Calvin Weight is the CEO of Coinbook. Prior to starting the company, Calvin studied at Brigham Young University in International Business Finance and then completed his Master's Degree in Finance at the University of Utah. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for many years, but has been involved in markets and trading for even longer. He has traded in Foreign Exchange markets, the stock market, options and futures markets, as well as the Cryptocurrency markets. He was introduced to bitcoin in 2012 and survived the MtGOX bankruptcy, the Cryptsy bankruptcy, and most of the major industry drama over the years. Calvin saw first hand the challenges and problems that individuals face in the crypto industry and decided to create an exchange to solve those problems. Coinbook is a US-based Crypto Exchange. They went live on Oct 31, 2018, the 10 year anniversary of the bitcoin whitepaper. The problems that Coinbook is solving are making the bitcoin buying experience safe and easy. By creating an account with Coinbook you interact with a simple interface that makes buying bitcoin for a new user very intuitive and understandable. We are going to add coins that don't currently trade for US Dollars so we will bring variety to the space. You'll also earn achievements and get rewarded for trading and doing simple things on the platform. Some achievements will result in money or prizes so don't forget to add your t-shirt size to your profile. Links CoinBook Crypto Exchange Calvin Weight on LinkedIn

Duration:00:48:16

Ben Walker, COO of ManageMen on ANSI Standards and Facilities Management

5/17/2023
In this podcast interview, Rob and Ben discuss a variety of topics about the facilities management industry; how Ben is dedicated to improving the lives of janitors, and how the Simon Institute is developing new ANSI standards to improve worker safety for janitors. About Ben Walker Ben Walker is the Chief Operating Officer for ManageMen, Inc., a leading cleaning industry consultancy specializing in training, transitions, auditing and educational materials. In addition to his consulting work, Walker is the author of ISSA’s best selling book: 612 Cleaning Times and Tasks. Links ManageMen: https://managemen.com/ Simon Institute: http://simoninstitute.org/

Duration:00:44:49

Emal Safi, CEO Aircoins Augmented Reality Crypto App

5/17/2023
About Emal Safi Emal Safi is specialized in strategic development and deployment of technical business systems. Assisted over a dozen blockchain projects. Created smart contracts and tokens for decentralized platforms on the Ethereum blockchain. Provided direction to business executives in an array of modern blockchain and digital asset initiatives including enterprise architecture, banking systems, payment processors, online retailers, financial systems, exchange platforms, blockchain and bridge protocols. Provided leadership for front end developers, cloud engineers, mobile developers, database analysts, cyber security experts, content creators and marketers. Currently leading the Aircoins team - Biggest Crypto AR platform in the world! Links AirCoins App: http://www.aircoins.co LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/emal-safi

Duration:00:37:08

Nick Morley, CEO of Action Coin

5/17/2023
About Nick Morley A self-made and self-developed successful entrepreneur, Nick has built, owned and operated various innovative and service-oriented businesses over the past 25 years. As an entrepreneur, Nick’s number one priority is client satisfaction and growth. His detail oriented approach, professionalism, integrity and creativity ensures high client retention. His passion for revolutionary and disruptive technologies is the driving force behind Action Coin. Action coin is a crypto project where community members can use their Action Coin to obtain deals and discounts on a growing list of products and services offered by Vendors from more than 26 countries. Links Action Coin Nick Morley on LinkedIn

Duration:00:32:17

David Z. Morris from Breaker Mag

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this fireside chat style podcast, Rob McNealy and David Z. Morris discuss media coverage in crypto, payola, and fake trade volumes in crypto exchanges. About David Z. Morris David Z. Morris is currently a writer for Breaker Magazine, a leading blockchain and cryptocurrency publication. He has been writing about crypto and technology since 2013, for outlets including Fortune, The Atlantic, and Slate. He is a lifelong outdoorsman, an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the Rayado backcountry training program, and a former backcountry guide at Philmont, the Boy Scouts’ largest National High Adventure Base. He holds a PhD in Media and Technology Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas. You can find more of David’s work at DavidZMorris.com. Links BreakerMag David Z. Morris on LinkedIn

Duration:01:05:48

Jordan Last, Developer of Podcrypt Podcasting Donation App

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Jordan Last, the developer of Podcrypt, an app where users can donate crypto to podcast creators based on the amount of time they listen. About Jordan Last Jordan Last is a software developer, budding entrepreneur, and overall tech enthusiast. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in computer science, and has been involved with startups for the past few years. He believes firmly in the benefits of sound technology, capitalism, open platforms, the internet, the web platform, and now blockchain. Blockchain has steadily consumed him since mid 2017. Podcrypt Podcrypt is a progressive web app that allows listeners to donate to their favorite podcasts in a way that is automatic, fair, and peer-to-peer. Listeners set up an interval (i.e. 30 days) and pay out one donation per that interval. The app keeps track of listening habits client-side, and automatically divides the listener's donation amongst their podcasts according to time listened and value per unit of time. Podcrypt seeks to accelerate the podcasting community towards more sustainable and equitable monetization, and to help liberate podcast creators and listeners from platform risks. Links Podcrypt App Jordan Last on LinkedIn

Duration:00:35:40

Justin Clark, Founder of Veterans Referring Veterans

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Justin Clark, the founder of Veterans Referring Veterans, a veteran owned business directory and networking organization, which advocates for and promotes, veteran owned businesses. About Justin Clark "I was born in Aurora, Colorado and raised in Colorado Springs. I absolutely loved what Colorado had to offer but was looking to see the world and serve my country. I enlisted in the Air Force as a F-16 Crew Chief. I was lucky with my first duty assignment being at Aviano AB, Italy. I was deployed often and was able to see many different countries, but more importantly, I learned of the bond that the military family holds. It was while I was stationed in Italy that the attacks of Sept 11th happened and changed our mission and the way Americans were viewed by others. I was deployed to Balad AB, when on my birthday November 1st 2004, I suffered a dual finger amputation. Though this could have been a lot worse, it has been a blessing in disguise as I was able to see the medical side of the war and bring some optimism to others that were wounded as well. Upon returning home from my injuries, life wasn’t the same. Shortly after, I became a full-time single father with two beautiful daughters. Not only was it a struggle to raise my children, but I still had the stressors of being active-duty. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, and the military family. I got married to my beautiful wife who has stepped up to be an amazing wife and loving mother of our children, and now our family is stronger than ever." Veterans Referring Veterans "When I was medically retired in 2015, I retired in Colorado Springs and sought employment and an outdoor retail store. Working in that environment, I was in connection with either co-workers, or employees that were veterans as well as many veteran services that would advertise in the store. Even though I enjoyed all of the friendships that I had made in the store, I realized that retail was not for me. I utilized the G.I. Bill and sought after a degree in business. Having such a large military community in Colorado Springs, I was put in touch with more vets that were seeking better employment or were looking to start their own business. My father is a successful real estate agent and I would shadow him as I have always had an interest in real estate. I ended up using some of my military benefits towards getting my real estate license and have found great success in it. While helping people either purchasing, or selling homes, they would always ask if I “knew someone” that could help them with whatever project they needed. They would also ask if I knew if any of my “vet” friends could tackle specific jobs. Although I had met many veterans, I did not have all of their contact information to refer them out. Like me, my clients love to support local business, and when they are veteran owned, that is a major bonus. That’s where this idea for VRV came about, I wanted to have a directory, not only for myself, but for my clients. I didn’t want to have the typical directory website that wants all of your personal information and then the bidders get a hold of you. I wanted a place where the customer could look at a more personal website and get a feel for who they might want to hire. This website also gives the businesses the opportunity to customize their pages to their liking. Through the VRV website, customers are given the businesses contact information, so that they may contact them when they need to. All of the veteran businesses owners have been verified as an actual veteran that owns the business." Links Veterans Referring Veterans Justin Clark LinkedIn

Duration:00:35:25

Tron Black, Lead Developer of Ravencoin

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Tron Black, the lead developer for Ravencoin. About Tron Black Tron Black is an entrepreneur and founder of two startups which both sold to publicly traded companies. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He was one of the first four employees of t0 (tzero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for Overstock.com and the world’s first crypto bond offering. He worked for ANX International, a Fintech company located in Hong Kong which runs a Bitcoin exchange, and offers Bitcoin Debit cards. Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including Factom, Bitt, Ripio, SettleMint, and Spera. Tron has given crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail. He’s written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash and Ravencoin, and been featured on several crypto-currency podcasts. He has been a panelist at an international blockchain conference and regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, and the lead developer for Ravencoin which is both a crypto-currency, and a crypto-asset platform. Links Ravencoin Tron Black on LinkedIn

Duration:00:24:32

Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Rahul Sood, the CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn, a global esports, gaming and entertainment platform built on cutting-edge blockchain technologies. Unikrn is backed by Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, and many others. About Rahul Sood Prior to Unikrn, Sood launched Microsoft Ventures and was involved in a number of other startups, including Vrvana (which recently sold to Apple Computers). A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft, including his start as founder of luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in the fall of 2006. Sood is a co-founder of Malta based Palladium, a joint Venture with Bittrex. Palladium is a European Tokenized Security Exchange and Blockchain Banking Platform that aims to launch sometime in early 2019. He also sits on the board of advisors for Razer, a company that is widely known for taking over where Voodoo left off. In his spare time, Sood enjoys wakesurfing & wakeboarding, paddleboarding, cycling, racing cars and spending time with his family. He was born in Calgary and now lives in Seattle. You can find him on Twitter @rahulsood. You can find Unikrn on Twitter @unikrnco. Links Unikrn Rahul Sood on LinkedIn

Duration:00:31:04

Calvin Weight, CEO of Coinbook – 6 Month Update!

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy once again interviews Calvin Weight, the CEO of Coinbook.com. They discussed Coinbook's first six months of growth and the world of crypto. About Calvin Weight Calvin Weight is the CEO of Coinbook. Prior to starting the company, Calvin studied at Brigham Young University in International Business Finance and then completed his Master's Degree in Finance at the University of Utah. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for many years, but has been involved in markets and trading for even longer. He has traded in Foreign Exchange markets, the stock market, options and futures markets, as well as the Cryptocurrency markets. He was introduced to bitcoin in 2012 and survived the MtGOX bankruptcy, the Cryptsy bankruptcy, and most of the major industry drama over the years. Calvin saw first hand the challenges and problems that individuals face in the crypto industry and decided to create an exchange to solve those problems. Coinbook is a US-based Crypto Exchange. They went live on Oct 31, 2018, the 10 year anniversary of the bitcoin whitepaper. The problems that Coinbook is solving are making the bitcoin buying experience safe and easy. By creating an account with Coinbook you interact with a simple interface that makes buying bitcoin for a new user very intuitive and understandable. We are going to add coins that don't currently trade for US Dollars so we will bring variety to the space. You'll also earn achievements and get rewarded for trading and doing simple things on the platform. Some achievements will result in money or prizes so don't forget to add your t-shirt size to your profile. Links CoinBook Crypto Exchange Calvin Weight on LinkedIn

Duration:00:40:08

Raika Tech – GotAnAppIdea.com

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Cynthia Del'Aria, Darrell Brogdon, and Grant Parks, about their small business incubator and rapid app development program called GotAnAppidea.com. About Cynthia Del'Aria - CEO/Co-Founder Cynthia brings a unique skillset and over 20 years of experience to the Raika executive team. Her background began primarily in UI development, and transitioned throughout her career through the entire stack. However, she discovered early on that she possessed a natural ability to see new business opportunities, build profitable revenue models, discover prime and emerging target markets, and build efficient teams. As a result, she has built, run and sold several companies in her career, as well as consulted for many other companies to take under performing software teams and products and turn them into cash cows. About Darrell Brogdon - CIO/Co-Founder Darrell is the resident DevOps experts, in addition to being a well-versed full-stack developer, developing web sites and web applications since the mid 1990’s. His past projects include SourceForge.net and SecondLife.com. He is a graduate of the inaugural Denver class of the Founder Institute. Grant Parks - CTO/Co-Founder Grant can fix any ugly piece of code and is an architectural master. He has over 30 years of experience in design, delivery and support of medium and enterprise-scale systems across a wide range of industries on heterogeneous platforms. He provides excellent technical leadership for development staff of all levels of experience and is relentless in pursuit of process improvement and best practices. Grant has a track record of marrying advanced concepts with current technologies to produce efficient, high-performing systems and drive advancements in development, as well as consistent improvement of business user experience through standardization and automation. Links Got An App Idea Website Got An App Idea on LinkedIn Cynthia Del'Aria on LinkedIn Darrell Brogdon on LinkedIn Grant Parks on LinkedIn

Duration:00:31:08

Ron Holmes, Inventor of the Ryker Grip

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Ron Holmes, inventor of the Ryker Grip, side mounted fireams grip. About Ron Holmes Ron Holmes retired from Marine Special Operations Command after serving over 20 years in the U.S. Marines. During his time at MARSOC as the Communications Operations Chief he was the senior enlisted responsible for the creation of the first Marine Special Operations Communications School called MNOC (Marine Network Operators Course). Prior to this he served with Force Reconnaissance commands for the majority of his time in service. His primary job was Reconnaissance Communications. Post retirement he worked in support of the Global War on Terror for the Joint Special Operations Command as a Program Manager for a Communications Company. Shortly thereafter serving as a Sensor Operator on an Intelligence Reconnaissance Surveillance platform. This lead him to working as an Independent Diplomatic Security Consultant for over 3 years. In 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer and could no longer deploy. As of today he is cancer free and focuses on his firearms training he has provided over the last 10 years. His training has provided over 5000 hours of marksmanship instruction for all skill levels on multiple weapons platforms. He holds a patent for the RYKER Grip that he invented. He is a principle owner of RYKER USA. He has a Bachelors degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with honors. He is married to Traceylynn Holmes together they have their son Ryker Jeffrey Holmes who the company and grip were named after. About the Ryker USA RYKER USA is the first to market side mounted grips, thus creating a new category, that being The RYKER GRIP. During the prototype phase when shooting the grip we felt faster and our accuracy was improved. We assembled a team that includes an ergonomic specialist, ophthalmologist, statisticians, engineers, and a variety of gunfighters. The RYKER Grip works on any rifle that you can side mount too; Shotguns, SCAR's, AR,AR, PCC, SAW, FAL. The heavier the gun, the larger the caliber, and or full auto the shooter will recognize the benefit of the grip instantly. This September [2019] we will have been on the market 2 years. From prototype to production we have over 3 years on the ground in combat. Links Ryker USA on LinkedIn Ryker USA Website

Duration:00:33:46

Jacob Kostecki, Organizer of the Massive Adoption Crypto Conference

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Jacob Kostecki, organizer of the Massive Adoption crypto conference, scheduled for November 7-8, 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee. About The Massive Adoption Conference Massive Adoption is a one-of-a kind event for many reasons. It's a blockchain and digital asset event that will be attended by more than 2000 people, most of whom have never been to an event in our industry before, in a place (Memphis, TN) that's never held a large blockchain and DA event. The goal of the gathering is to introduce our attendees to real world experiences and stories of use cases in our industry. We don't do panels, fire side chats or interviews. Our speakers interact with our audience through TEDx style talks (short keynotes); the deployment of real world working wallets, coins, NFTs, dApps and hand-on sessions and workshops. Links Massive Adoption Conference Website Buy Tickets for The Massive Adoption Conference Jacob Kostecki on LinkedIn

Duration:00:19:40

Chad Krupa, Political Director of the Utah Firearms Association

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Chad Krupa, Political Director of the Utah Firearms Association, about the dangers of "red flag" laws (ERPOs). About Utah Firearms Association The Utah Firearms Association exists to fight for the 2nd Amendment rights of all Utah citizens. Even in a gun friendly State like Utah, the 2nd Amendment is under constant threat. The UFA will focus on the following areas: It may be argued that the 2nd Amendment is the most important. Without the ability to oppose an oppressive government, none of the other Amendments would exist. Links Utah Firearms Association Website Utah Firearms Association on Facebook

Duration:00:45:46

Naomi Brockwell, on Libra, CSW, and the Future of Crypto

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews crypto influencer and journalist, Naomi Brockwell, about Libra, CSW, the Bitcoin community, and the future of crypto. About Naomi Brockwell Naomi Brockwell is an actress, film/tv producer, and opera singer based in NYC. Naomi is the CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Contributor for Reason TV, former Contributor for JagTV, former Director/Producer and Program Officer at the Moving Picture Institute, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River, and from 2015-2017 was a producer of the Stossel Show (21 Century Fox). Naomi is leading actress in the 2015 Lionsgate thriller Subconscious, co-executive producer and casting producer of the 2015 documentary drama Audition (Winner Best Documentary at Lone Star Film Festival, Winner Best Film Editing at Manchester International Film Festival) and associate producer of 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Winner Special Jury Prize at Amsterdam Film Festival, Winner Best Film at Amsterdam Film Festival). She is featured in many other projects, including the short film Yes, Happy with award winning director/writer Jeffrey Jay Fowler and award winning film-maker Francisco Aliwalas. Naomi had her off-Broadway debut in 2012 as a lead in the musical, Man with a Load of Mischief at the York Theater, alongside Broadway stars PJ Benjamin, Stephen R. Buntrock, Rachel de Benedet, Nancy Johnston and Robert Petkoff. In 2013 she had her opera debut with the New York Lyric Opera in Suor Angelica. Naomi appears regularly on FBN as a spokesperson for bitcoin, and has also appeared on the Larry Parks Show, the Peter Schiff Show, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and Bloomberg. Naomi has a degree in Acting (Curtin), Classical Music (WA Academy of Performing Arts), a Certificate I in Musical Theatre (WAAPA). She also studied musical theater at the WA Academy of Dance and Drama, and opera at Mannes Classical Music Conservatoire in New York. She has studied Improv Theater at Second City in Toronto and The Pit in New York. Naomi speaks English, French, German, Italian, and basic Russian. She plays piano, guitar, drums, percussion, recorder, and ukulele, and has performed in orchestras, jazz bands, concert bands, and acoustically throughout Australia. She is a state gold medal-winning Irish Dancer, and is highly trained in many other forms of dance. Links Naomi Brockwell's Website Naomi Brockwell on LinkedIn

Duration:00:31:52

Elizabeth Cordero on Immigrant Entrepreneurs

5/17/2023
In This Episode In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Elizabeth Cordero, a successful real estate investor, immigrant, and serial entrepreneur. About Elizabeth Cordero Elizabeth Cordero has not traveled an easy road to success and financial security. Elizabeth grew up in Mexico as the youngest born to a single mother. At the young age of 14, Elizabeth and her older sister successfully completed a dangerous border crossing into the United States. Though she started her life in the U.S. with no worldly possessions no money for food and no ability to speak the language or even knowing the currency of this country, Elizabeth has overcome obstacles that would have caused many to give up — she has achieved financial security and established a multi-faceted set of business profit centers in the state of Utah, which range from a cleaning business to real estate sales, flipping homes, and investment activities. Elizabeth was able to buy her first home while she was undocumented which later become one of her most lucrative investments as unknowingly she was implementing one of the best investing principles of simple interest and paid off a few homes using this method even before starting in the investing world. Elizabeth’s first job in the U.S. was as a housekeeper at hotel her mother used to work at. After a number of these rapid-fire work experience for lack of documents to work in this country and not able to pursue an education for the same reason, Elizabeth began a new approach–as an entrepreneur. She launched Elizabeth Cleaning Services, a residential cleaning company that at first employed herself, her mom and sister, but quickly grew into a leading provider of residential cleaning for the Salt Lake metro area for 14 years. As this company grew, she launched another thriving cleaning service, Elizabeth Business Cleaning, to tap into the lucrative commercial business cleaning market. As these businesses skyrocketed, Elizabeth expanded her reach and influence progressively–from real estate residential sales to property management, buying and selling homes, and investments in real estate and other projects. Through her business success Elizabeth became a legal U.S. working resident shortly after the 2012 enactment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Elizabeth pursues her profound passion for leadership, real estate and charitable service. She has an abiding commitment to learning, and has maintained a 3.9 grade point average in her college studies with over 90 credit hours, running a business full-time as she studied. She is an active member of the Salt Lake Real Estate Investors Association, National Association of Hispanic Realtor, Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association which she is part of the board, Latino Mexicano Institute as Executive Board member, Federaciones de Mexico as an Advisory Board member and has held a real estate license for over 2 years. Today, Elizabeth owns several rentals in the state of Utah, Florida and Texas, has successfully flip residential properties ranging from starter homes to a more higher end market. Elizabeth was nominated as one of the best Hispanic Real Estate Agent by NAHREP Salt Lake City Chapter her first year of Real Estate. She also travels giving conferences in the United States empowering and inspiring others. When she is able to go to Mexico Elizabeth will embarked on her dream of building a first-of-its-kind orphanage in Mexico that will not only provide the necessities of life for the children it serves; it will also empower them with practical education and training in professional skills, entrepreneurship and other crucial life skills. Elizabeth is today a permanent resident of the United States of America. Links Elizabeth Cordero's Website

Duration:00:27:20