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Meet the entrepreneurs in their 20's who are building companies that will shape the future. Weekly episodes range from side hustle ideas to help you build passive income to quit your job or business stories of twenty-somethings having success with their own business.

00:54:34

The Next Generation #96 - The Business & Tactics Of Building A Personal Newsletter Company - Jack Raines #96 - The Business & Tactics Of Building...

In today’s episode we have Jack Raines! Jack is a writer for Litquidity, and well known for his finance blog ‘Young Money’, think Tim Urban’s ‘Wait But Why’ and Packy McCormick’s ‘Not Boring’ rolled into one…

Here we dive into Jack’s background, making $400,000+ in the markets before 24 years old, how he got started as a writer, and where he plans to take the blog and it’s 18,000+ readers from here!

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@Jack_Raines

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00:41:31

The Next Generation #95 - Should You Start A Shopify Brand or App? - Dennis Hegstad #95 - Should You Start A Shopify Brand o...

In today’s episode we sit down with Dennis Hegstad, Co-Founder of LiveRecover, an SMS marketing company that focused on Shopify merchants, scaling from 1,000s of merchants with no outside capital while driving over $100million in additional revenue to merchants. Dennis is also Founder of OrderBump, a pre-and-post-purchase upsell App for merchants using Shopify, where Dennis made a multi-figure exit within 100 days.

Dennis is a real DTC polymath, with a wealth of experience across e-comm and Shopify Apps. Here Dennis breaks down e-comm vs. Apps, brand building vs software development to uncover where the best opportunities are today.

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@dennishegstad

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01:00:22

The Next Generation #94 - $50M In Sleep DTC, Party Buses, And Juice Stores - Aaron Spivak | RE-GEN #94 - $50M In Sleep DTC, Party Buses, An...

Introducing The RE-GEN Series, where we take a look back at our earlier conversations with The Next Generation guests.

Today that’s with Aaron Spivak from episode 11! Aaron is the Co-Founder of Hush Blankets. At the time of recording Hush were on track to hit $50 million in revenue, selling weighted blankets and sleep accessories. Before hush blankets, Aaron ran one of the most popular party bus companies in Canada, and also launched a successful retail fruit juice business that is still doing well with multiples locations.

We dive into a lot of awesome topics. So stick around and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if you liked today’s episode.

Connect With Aaron:

@AaronSpivak2

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00:47:00

The Next Generation #93 - Building A $2.5M/yr Cashflowing Machine - David Riggs #93 - Building A $2.5M/yr Cashflowing Ma...

In today’s episode Connor sits down with David Riggs, the founder and CEO of web development agency Pneuma Media. David breaks down how to spend money scale your business, how to delegate, why a good website is one of your greatest assets, and the story of how his business came to work with billionaire Mark Cuban. If you own, or are looking to launch, an agency this one is for you!

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@dwilliamriggs

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00:52:33

The Next Generation #92 - Raising $3.5M for $10M of Real Estate at 24 - Dante Belmonte #92 - Raising $3.5M for $10M of Real Est...

Today we have Dante Belmonte on the podcast. Dante is a Real Estate powerhouse, at only 24 he’s won multiple awards, sold 100+ investment properties, and worked with 100+ individual investors! Dante’s Victory Capital Group now manages a portfolio of over $10,000,000+! Here we discuss how Dante got his first deal, his deal fee breakdown, how he raises capital and more!

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@MultifamilyMad

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00:49:20

The Next Generation #91 - Selling $100M+ Online, Exit From An 8-figure E-Comm Store, And Giving $10M+ Away - Jony Volk #91 - Selling $100M+ Online, Exit From A...

On today’s episode we catch up with Jonathan (Jony) Volk, CEO of AllGuard, LLC, a portfolio of e-comm companies in the automotive space. Jony is the founder of carcovers.com, a DTC e-comm site that offers form-fitting products tailored to a range of vehicles. Jony has 20+ years of experience, has sold over $100M+ online, as well as 1 bootstrapped exit from an 8-figure e-comm store. Hit play now, this one’s wild.

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@jonathanvolk

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