Matt Curry - Author of WSJ Bestseller The A.D.D Entrepreneur and ex-CEO of Curry's Auto Service, Hybrid Vehicle Technology Guru
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Matt Curry is one of the top auto entrepreneurs in the country. He rans a 10 location auto repair company in Northern Virginia and Maryland. As a passionate automotive enthusiast with over 32 years of automotive aftermarket experience, he realized that there was a need for a trustworthy repair facility. He envisioned a shop that did it all – a shop that performed exceptional work and was staffed with professional, courteous and competent automotive technicians. Curry’s grew to over 150 employees and sold the business for $16 million. In 2008, Matt saw a need in the market to service hybrid vehicle owners and purchased eight Toyota Priuses to learn about these vehicles and show his commitment to hybrid technology. The Hybrid Shop was born. He won the Smart 100 CEO award from SmartCEO Magazine. His business was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2012, Curry’s Auto Service was ranked the 126th fastest growing business. Motor Age Magazine, a leading automotive magazine, called his shop the Top Shop in America. Matt won the Locally Grown Hero Entrepreneur of the Year from Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He was a finalist for the The Jefferson Awards which are the Nobel Prize for public service and recognizing companies that build community service into their corporate culture.
David Frees - Trust, Estate and Wealth Preservation Attorney Unruh Turner Burke & Frees and Founder of Business Black Ops
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Mr. Frees heads the Firm’s Trust, Estate and Wealth Preservation Section, and Co-chairs the Elder Law Solutions section of the Firm. Mr. Frees serves, or has served, on the boards of multiple trust companies and trust committees. He has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), and is a frequent speaker in the areas of trust and estate planning and administration and communication and presentation skills. Mr. Frees has been awarded the designation of Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine in multiple years (by Super Lawyers©, a Thomson Reuters Company). Mr. Frees was named as a “Top Lawyer” in Trusts, Wills and Estates by Main Line Today Magazine. He is also the founder of Business Black Ops. He now uses his experience to teach leadership, sales and marketing, persuasion, influence, interrogation, and negotiation to audiences ranging from computer hackers turned “good guys” to entrepreneurs, the military and to civilians.
This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty Three. Hope you enjoy!
A Review of Past Episodes…..
Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?”
Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts”
Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue”
Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?”
Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!”
Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?”
Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working”
Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?”
Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?”
Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!”
Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!"
Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well"
Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad"
Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?"
Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?"
Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner"
Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?"
Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business"
Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!"
Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?"
Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will"
Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter"
Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths”
Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer"
Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!"
Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket"
Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent"
Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!"
Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon"
Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This"
Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die"
Chapter Thirty One, "The Subpoenas Go Out Today"
Chapter Thirty Two, "I've Hated Him Since His Dog Ate My Nerf Football"
and now Chapter Thirty Three, "Someone Is Dead"