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"greg shepherd" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. Here's your forecast on news Talk. A 30 w cco Minnesota, Lina dot org's How hot Is it in the studio Right now? Hammer started cool down a little bit finally. Greg Shepherd. Running all equipment from our studio is one of the bodies in the building Long Stephen Thea fair condition without a 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Today. It might get some tonight to the is, Paul Douglas told us just a stray one could show appear there again. There's Rain out to the west of us extending up. We're talking down over in the Hutchinson Ari all the way up into northern Minnesota. So there's Ah, and it continues to move to the north, by the way, should be out of here by mid morning in that area. We have twin cities pretty dry cloudy right now we got a 20% have a 20% chance of rain tomorrow or tonight, Rather and then tomorrow it looks just sunny and jai near 92 Heat index will be about 95 light winds Friday looks good, Sunny and hot. 93 Independence Day 92. And Sunday. We have a high near 91 Monday. I'm your 90 so looking pretty good right now. Here If you like warm summer weather you're getting at 7 39 temperature is 74. From the Rudy Luther Toyota Traffic Center weighs traffic Raja Vijaya roofing couple of problems out on the west side of Metro West found. 3 94 Hopkins Cross road accident off to the right side. Minor slowdowns. Air south, 1 69 medicine like road couple of cars off to the right side, Dr. Expose past scene Does your home's exterior needed facelift. Jayce roughing has only quality contractors. In quality.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Athletic department I would assume now again I don't know I'm just speculating I would basically with the stroke of genius stay on campus employee there correct yeah I mean I'm assuming that to what but you're right I mean they're still gonna have to be here but the students are going to be gone for basically a two month time frame but even that gets back to all the guns in the school are going to be happy among students in Norman Hey look at the level your **** woman born on a college campus and marks a significant amount of money and they are arsenal news campus news Walmart because in that losers we just don't know yet hopefully another month six weeks it's all going to come in or what the more hopeless do you have you missed coaching at all over the last two years your might to be honest I really haven't I I think I got to the point where I had a blast great joy I love the kids enjoyed all black eyed at the end of it really enjoyed because just a year old so we had to do it I felt really good that we are the change your role what the end now you know it's going to come into play this August first when will happen to the software will be the first time the kids were also saw should so I was ready to move on to the next phase of life and I I really thought that like I didn't want to go slowly wanted one too and like that I had people approach me about this mission our lawyers involved I wasn't quite ready to give up coaching at that point in time but when the when I got a call this more skirts the CCHA search committee I had a dentures I do have a tiny little bit better for me and I was going to be a great because I'm at the point now that night long ago was actively looking for jobs reader job this wall how did you get back to a game that was very good to be by far the largest press coverage issue but in this the one of them's been established through covert nineteen beyond yes you do have flexibility in that you can office were dropped as well where am I going to do is got fired up the computer and show you the flexibility that you have as opposed to say the old days we had to go to the same office every day and be there just to be there are gone yeah I think I could even go back to the WCHA commission I've got tile Bruce because again for all you have to referees use in Minneapolis and Greg shepherd messenger will block ation he was based in Madison so even back then you had that yeah she gets yeah that'll be the knowledge you could call that yeah working from home so for me you know I'm my still have my same house in the Twin Cities I have lost my place in last night and will be based whatever I still want to all one it can a lot of games in the winter time so I anticipate you know by most of the time of the law in the midwestern during the winter to eastern this season on the staff more the summer in Alaska in the offseason not obviously Saint Thomas is trying to become division one that the some of the guys love for hockey there's been not a natural conversation extension that you gave the Nate came in they'd be a good fit can you comment on that yet while yelling at that comment is that I I'm I'm speak for St Thomas but I would assume that they're going to try to work whether it's building again your finding a band then you get your next year I would change will you get around two thousand seats on the database here in ages we want to have something nice to have your oxygen one we could shoot nomination agents and St Thomas in the traffic school looking great location I got a great rich athletic creation warm clothing in hockey and I don't think it'll be long before they can ramp up and have a pretty successful hockey part has a hockey fan are you intrigued by watching the NHL player in the summer and now they've set up here you know what happens to be a little bit difficult for me summer summer your available using to do in the summertime and now I'll have a job share hockey in July or August well maybe you can you can start to get individual hockey teams like each summer corn during the week I wish walking out also the location pocketed by the end of may are we start early June but this is going to be a Polish journalist there's pockets they might moving forward one I start in the fall but later to get away from football yeah on the market so who knows this this could be a little bit of a normal it's a classmate Bailey fifteen in the summer a little bit more yeah because you always sure different NHL you know this executives and what not is you know what we do not Tober November did mean a lot because the hockey hockey fans are going to really get into this until January after the yeah if you're in an NFL market that's always kind of the way it's felt ethnic yanking and some of the markets the college football to what yeah you're on the Florida council also mediates footballers dating again after hours fishing ball ball the biggest sport in the US there's no question about that and the one thing about football Aussie leases only once a week she only yeah want to play on Sundays playing some of the other night I think it has more to do with the markets today announced back to basics it's such a media driven the NFL okay do gargle salt water sports staged walk out the TV select.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Paul Allen
"Don, Lucia. Is Hockey coaching immortality in the state of Minnesota. Tape outsider. On that a tip? A Dawn Paul Allen how you Ben I'm good. How are you today? Fall Dom doing okay. Thank you for asking Don Leukemia I with the Covenant Catch. Up Nine to noon nine forty-five. It's it's forever coach Lucia, but now it's C. C. H. A. Commissioner Don Lucia congratulations, and that sounds pretty cool. Place Pawn I'm really looking forward to you. Know the old adage. You GotTa give back at Hockey's been very good to me and my family over the years and you know in this role I think I have a lot of experience and I have something to offer, and hopefully I can help college hockey in this critical times that that highlight that we heard coming back with with Tony Winning in Minnesota that. When you hear that it obviously provides good memories, but you know that that that it's so long ago, but when you hear, it still makes you feel good. Right Oh without question. There's so many good memories of my coaching for, and that's obviously one of the highlights at. The moment you're never gonNA forget the win a national title in overtime I've been on the other side of it. Ninety six lost the national title and overtime to Michigan when I was little college and Brendan. Morrison, so you certainly have those moments. Into your psyche. That's for sure not that with a great one. They got think about I mean we're going to get into. The what goes into CCA, J. Commissioner, and Governor Ketchup and like your plans and everything but think about not only all the great players, the NHL players you have coached, but that you have coached against and I mean just so many wonderful hockey players have roll through this part of the country. They really have an in a during the lockdown which sports they I think. They showed one of our. I think it was seven. Way Queen or the final five against north. Dakota I believe the numbers are accurate. Nineteen guys in that game between the two teams played NHL. Like thirty, eight of them signed a professional contract. So you know that was a heyday and There was a lot of great players came through they they actually stayed in college a little bit longer than what they do today. And that's why they were such a great time and being able to plant the XL center in the final five, magical northern Michigan is in your conference 2021 Don Lucia Commissioner of the C.. H. A. with the Bemidji State Bowling Green Ferris Day Lake Superior State Michigan, Tech Mankato and northern Michigan so northern Michigan coached by grant Tommy. What what if your former player somebody with whom? You're close calls your cell and is mad about something one time. Well. I'm sure it's going to happen. Because I know that. When I was coaching I I called a loose at times or Greg Shepherd as referee and chief at times, benefit and I. think that's what you have to do is you're going to have to sounding board a little bit and and talk to coach off allege. Go Ahead No I'll just going to say because there is that passion the heat of the moment, but you always going to have those issues within you. Yeah, usually take twenty four hours and you know you'll you let the emotions kinda dissipate, and then you can have a little bit more civil conversation. You know I will have an open with all the coaches I mean I. Invite them to call I say relationships. Communication's really important in this position. What? What made you want to do this at this stage in your life? Well, I, think I mentioned it earlier that the willingness to give back I. Think it would be fun. I made a comment and a different interview that. I was fortunate. All my life I enjoyed going to work. I mean I other days. It's not as much fun sugar. was there a difficult life? Yes? But the. Coach College Hockey and have an impact on so many kids. It's just that was a blessing everyday. That'd be able to go to work and I look at it. The same way is that I think it's GonNa, be enjoyable I think it's GonNa. Be Fun, I I'm looking forward to helping college hockey. You know we've got some issues that we need to sort through. It's critical part of Kobe nineteen, and what's going to be happening happening with budgets and everything else it. I hope I can help you know at this critical time, and with the knowledge of my background, and that's that's what I wanna do I wanna try to help college hockey. In college hockey eventually rhythm in really other than the last year. I've been a part of the college hockey since nineteen. Seventy when I went to Notre Dame, And correct me if I'm wrong here. Don Don Ritchie and nine to noon twenty years ago, a couple of decades ago, most teams in this. Wouldn't have much of a chance competing with like the Minnesota's North Dakota's of the world and it seems from afar down that that that has changed and as commissioner. How can you help the CCA teams? Keep that competitiveness with some of the bigger name schools. I think we went through a stage about. mid-nineties till you know maybe two thousand ten or so where the big schools Kinda took over, but if you look back. You Know Lake won national titles and Eighty, eight, ninety, two and ninety four I think Michigan Northern Michigan one. There is a nineteen ninety one Boy! And early eighties and you're right like main K.. Don't they could've easily won the national title. This year been allowed to play itself out, but. I think they have a good model. They it's a situation where you know for the most part they're recruiting or older players. They couple years. Juniors come in at twenty, and you don't have for three or four years versus you know wants me a little bit more difficult for Minnesota's that you know if they have a bunch of eighteen nineteen year olds, and then they're turning pro earlier. Earlier than what they used to That does make a little bit more difficult to tune in tomorrow I. Think Bob's trying to do that right now, but you know the fun thing for me is these seven schools have a real commitment to their hockey You know there's not a lot of BCS schools playing college hockey laser eight seven in the big ten in Boston College. Or you is now, too, so there's not many and the great thing about our sport is i. don't care if they're division three at Colorado College I don't care if you're northern Michigan or in big rapids at first state that's their BCS sports and hockey is our number one sport on campus, and they fund it that way and they wanNA. Win I level, and that's what makes our sport so great as it already. You're calling a college. College Northern Michigan or the state or Mankato. You CAN COMPETE WITH ANYBODY MR Commissioner. You were asked a question that your press conference yesterday like the gravy train You were asked about Saint Thomas university, potentially joining the the C., c. h. a. and you, you said something along the lines of you'd have interest, but you know obviously things would need to develop so I mean is. Is that something that eventually potentially could take place? Well I think what you saw the ruling yesterday from NCWA they delayed how they'RE GONNA! Rule for your, but with the caveat that. Saint Thomas can apply for a waiver, and usually they don't. Ask Me to apply for a waiver less. It's GonNa. Be Granted, so let's assume. That you answered away were grant Saint Thomas his waiver, and they would be allowed to Division One now. They're going to ramp up. With their hockey programs, men and women. And they're going to be looking for a home. Obviously with Saint, Thomas They'll have.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on The How-to Entrepreneur
"Much as I have today and I hope managed. Someone just to start. It doesn't matter. It's just said you can always give it. Just figure out cooled right now I really enjoy doing this. If I had all the time and money in the world, I would be doing this start doing it. Find the motivation for doing it cool. It doesn't work for me anymore. Because we grow expand great whatever they WANNA do now. It is okay you're okay. You're more than OK. You are amazing. Totally got this, and that's what being an entrepreneur is about is really understanding that you get to decide at any moment what you truly want to do. Thank you nora. Thank you so much. All right everyone so some key some major key takeaway points from today's episode. If you want to be that traveling Z. Lot you want to. quit the job leave. The states go live in Bali work from home from your laptop from a cafe on the top of a mountain. As long as you've got WIFI anywhere along the lines of that when you look into Find Your own coaching niche, whether it's something that you've grown through individually away, or it's something that's going to benefit others through. Europe heavily educated experience. As long as you're passionate about it, and it's going to be something that other people need in their lives. You have a pretty good shot at it and also ignored saying. Take, in mind that wherever you are coaching out of wherever you're based out of your following those rules and guidelines up that specific country, state or province, and it's usually done wear or is usually monitored through at the same place that you file your taxes through or that you consider home base your business that is take that into consideration when you're setting the guidelines for whatever it is, you're coaching that these people are listening monitoring their on Friday's episode. We Have Greg. Shepherd correct shepherd is the CEO and founder of boss capital partners. Greg is a serial entrepreneur author speaker Angel Venture. Capital Investor for those of you who aren't familiar with the term. Those are the ones that are usually going to. Invest in your company when you're doing something outside of a kickstarter or some sort of finding campaign, or you're not collecting money from the bank, these are the sort of individuals that you seek out in order to provide funding. Usually they want a stake in the company, and not only that they they want a an ex. Exponential Return definitely look into you. Guys have time before the episode to give you a better idea of Gregory's coming from now. Greg is legacy on running sustainable growth businesses. To of his former companies were acquired by Ebay Enterprise. They are marketing solution companies as the heat bad or had back in January of two thousand sixteen that sold as part of a cross brand deal totaling over nine hundred million dollars, so greg has. Greg has really cracked the code. He's found the key. And you continue to do so through all of his sort of venture capital venturing makes you guys tune Friday until they enjoy the rest of the work. Week says Dillon with entrepreneur. Sign out. Congratulations everyone you made it to the end of the show before we get out of here today, we're gonNA. Leave off the word from our sponsor leatherback year home to the world's safe backpack, the only bag that goes from backpack bulletproof seconds all their bags are rated for level threat that ballistic standard of resistance in the US and most of the world today. Get Yours now at leatherback your dot com..
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Accelerate Your Business Growth
"The welcome to accelerate your business growth with your host. Diane Helbig Diana's a leading small Business Development and leadership coach author and speaker who is passionate about sharing valuable ideas tips and techniques with business professionals worldwide. Diane brings you the world's experts and in all things business whether it's sales structure social media planning or plateauing guests bring their expertise and energy to each episode when growing Your Business is your focus accelerate. Your Business growth is the show to listen to got a topic or guests suggestion. Let Diane No. The goal is to make sure you have the information. You need to move your business forward. Thanks for joining us. Settle in and enjoy. Hi everybody thank you for joining me for this special edition of accelerate your business growth podcast Once again I have gotten a hold of a couple. More experts on how to navigate this whole cove. Nineteen situation that we are finding ourselves in and I am thrilled to be joined today. By Gregg Sheppard and Randall Lavoro. And they're GONNA be talking with us about get really crisis management and what we can do as a business owners to navigate all this in a way that helps us get through this crazy time that we are in so. I am going to actually ask them to introduce themselves Greg. I'm asking you to go first. And then Randall plays sure so. My Name's Greg. Shepherd and I am a serial entrepreneur. I've done twelve startups exit Fifteen companies over a billion and haven't lost any money on a deal yet. Also the founder of boss Capital Partners Syndicate out a book coming out later this year published by Forbes and I write for most of the magazines and speaking. And that's where thing right. Thank you Randall you're up so I have Over fifteen years experience Leaving sales and marketing organizations My specialty is on the growth side. Sales Marketing and service delivery support I have Five years Standing up a marketing practice Within a consulting firm called sales benchmark index Where I worked exclusively with private equity companies and their investments in court folios Focusing on turn around and Change Management Helping a lot of those. Those portfolios ultimately achieve their goal which was exit.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Jan of things Malcolm and then says it's out one person shaking beat hands the number in meeting of products with the ten including schools illegal that are in T. the WCHA H. C. and the other talking was known to to the vape president's nicotine who I report in addition to is to the unknown board of directors products both we for over have fifty athletic years old directors it's particularly then head coaches important and faculty for reps people to avoid and let me just facing tell you this way anything trying to get containing forty people illegal ten cannabis schools products times those as almost for all reservations of your men servants trying to who get have forty developed people these severe on the same lung injuries page had page a history of is anything is specifically a unique of the illegal situation Canada health I officials was talking across the to US are still us determining Shannon the exact cause before of the long I came injuries on I said which you is know why even vaping the trick nicotine is it's and it's following building those manufacturers by consensus instructions imaginary and not using line products get off you the street is you're still gonna get discouraged all correct small and Martin I used to news but talk I spur eight three started oh in this WCCO job distracted I used to think driving and if a eight record of ten snowfall voted because played each a part school in gets a record one number vote of state patrol they collected squad had cars to figure being hit out on if the side we of got the road eight this year or nine yeah work votes thirty I two was so in far a disappointed or that who what didn't that vote were not for this through the but year yet I was told the prior year by twenty other commissioners eighteen we had nineteen what did walk the same away circumstances you've got the in the a year good before move that twenty yeah seventeen well we for had fourteen don't even patrolling think about tend yeah you a garden can either shanks's fight coming state up you law don't requires extract think drivers about Iraq to move over one so lane I when a squad I've enjoyed is stopped the on time the side of time the road doing if this that's not and possible he says they meeting need to a slow lot of down great people in the the troopers world of involved college in the hockey crashes were injured the game though none has of changed those injuries a lot were of life the players threatening the student athletes well just because are much you voted better down than they it doesn't were mean the cost ten goes years away ago twenty and by years the way ago I heard your property time chore taxes ski on will go earlier up he was a great that's hockey the message player yeah from Saint but Paul mayor for the Melvin wrist to Minnesota Carter explaining a Minnesota and he would Supreme tell you Court the same ruling thing that effects that the players an upcoming are bigger ballot faster question stronger on the city's controversial trash in more hauling equipped system to play because the you're referendum playing it this usually fall they're playing a is couple no longer years a question of juniors about whether yeah or not and then our coordinated little bit collection older system will and continue little more mature but about and how the we bigger will pay for and it if that voters is a repeal big difference the ordinance when the time the twenty they reach seven point one million the professional dollar annual level cost they're ready of the contract to play yeah will and young shift from individual there's rate another payers thing and to not all just property hockey with tax this affect payers other sports in the city the high school level resulting as well in a seventeen it's point a money four sport percent too increase and in the city here you wonder why you see the same teams going back and that is not the schools are blessed with more athletes is that they have athletes whose parents can afford to give your own training and now you when you and I grew up you can train your round but a lot of will be on your own now all your with kind of figured this out economically I mean Stefan Bayview yesterday the former member the Minnesota wild yes he he's at work so that you know training facility entrance kits yes yeah you did that really hadn't formulated at that time now if you want access to the best anyone to pay for the best you get the best I would agree with that and that's the way it is now but as you talk about when you and I grew up in the olden days so to speak that you played multiple sports yes yup and I'm a believer and I talk about all the time when I can as I don't believe that you should play multiple sports and I've talked to many NHL scouts and they say the best athletes are recruiter of the ones that are playing hockey and baseball one base and leave as well as he developed like that because you long before anybody even think on Turkey simply tennis too well I mean just go back to I'll go back to the reference right in my backyard of Saint Paul Minnesota where I grew up you had three airs or actually for when you talk about Paul Molitor Dave Winfield Jack Morris in Joe Mauer Germans him all played multiple sports and were very good and all those sports and several of them are in the hall of fame in one one more probably could be there very soon and Joe Mauer salsa and can her back was a goaltender in hockey at Kennedy and he played baseball too I played soccer too yes soul yeah he he he has the most incredible hand eye coordination well I mean why does that work can translate I think it's a lot about the business of the offseason training facility and then you convince kids not just in hockey when all sports that if you don't do this you're going to fall behind correct it's keeping up with the Joneses and yes Sally's children are doing this yeah we better do this yeah I don't sell in you're the same right now so guess what now where you're gonna you're gonna say I I if we are then I have to get a leg up and I have to go to this camp so I can't play summer baseball or I can't play summer golf yeah because I have to do this and I'm not a believer that that's the right way but it is the way it is right now and I'm sure some of your listeners out there would agree with me that playing multiple sports is the way to go and it takes pressure off those kids if they don't have a very good year they're using that's a that's a good point what if you're not having a great year you know now you get nothing done again disappointed you don't you don't have any until the next year to try to make amends you play basketball in the winter and and and then you play baseball in this spring and summer and then you get ready for soccer or football or whatever the sport is I think it just helps your mindset you meet other people and you see other people that may be better you and a couple other sports that's a good thing yeah for sure hit her she will see what's out there you you also have you read the commission you deal discipline get out if if let's just say there's an incident and it comes to you and you got to say whether a culture of players suspended for a couple games is it you alone you bring in a referee a committee how do you go about because you know all and this is everything for them I mean this is the this is what they do right now and you may be taking that away for a week or two what's that what what part of that how does that work hours is streamlined you well internationally the of officials will contact our supervisor of officials Greg shepherd who's on the large India the hockey business a long time and they'll start with him and Greg will review it with the officials because now reading is on video not as not as a luxurious as the NFL video or or Major League Baseball video but it each each institution has a system in place for there's video review and then he'll bring that to me and ultimately will talk about it and look at it several different ways and then ultimately I want our supervisor officials who does that for a living that's what he does make that decision and then we'll will will determine if we're going to suspend a player called supplemental discipline for one game or two games or we're not going to do anything that's happened to where we got went into it thinking there's possibly going to be a situation where we're going to suspend a player and then after looking at it looking at all the facts around it there isn't one but I think it's a tough as part of the job because I don't like to do that I want to see the student athletes playing but certainly the safety on the ice when these collisions happens I said big faster stronger gonna team gets up five nothing in the game and then that's when I worry that something's going to happen in a game and I we talk to our officials we had a call last night whether officials about some of things we want be straightened out also to flow of game if you've been at a football game where you been at a hockey game and they go in and look at a place sometimes it may take two three four five minutes and you're in the stands as a fan or you're in the press box is is a media person you going what are they doing what are you know in a longer there and there there's more doubt and that's what I get concerned about I said that you want to get the decision right but we want we don't want to make a quick decision the old John wooden theory UCLA basketball coach be quick but don't hurry and I've preached that with our officials the soda shop we want to get it right but we want to keep them game moving and if it determines that we're gonna let somebody have to set then it's gonna happen because we need the safety of those guys playing out there needs to be at the highest level do referees ever I mean if your team's ever they want to complain about referees which is pretty common all league this is intense competition is for everybody thinks it shortens stick pardon hockey puck do they ever circumvent shop income do you or do you say you take that up with him well we we worked out a system where they have to go through him yes and they woke from time to time will get a call that you know how you both need to look at this in this way you know you're going to you're going to get the that pressure is the right word but convinced that the station one against their team or or or should be something different and they want us to change it so Greg and I have to be in communication all weekend long every Friday night Saturday and sometimes even Sunday mornings talking about these places such a good weekend if you're not getting a lot of those calls and yes Sir yes and yet you know at the end of the night he calls me after all the games are finished and we have games in Alaska which is three hours a boy it's when it's they started ten oh seven their games central time think about it people have no idea what goes into running these leads to the normal they don't they don't understand all that so we have to stay up and watch the game on our flow sports streaming product which all of our games home games are on and monitor that and then he talks to the each officials crew after every game gathers all that information if there's an issue we want to know about it in advance because we're gonna get a phone call from our head coach or an administrator from the schools say this wasn't right but in in to clarify if a kid does something outside of hockey that that's you'll violates the code of conduct I D. W. I. us something you don't get more on their school policy right ground get involved what happens on the ice correct only if it happens on the ice otherwise it's up to the school the culture yeah it's on your jury action so to speak out and if there ever is an answer like that generally the schools will give us a heads up about what they're going to do yes generally not always but generally speaking we know all that stuff as it happens and we've had thank god in my time we've had very little of that yeah WCHA yeah bill Robertson's I guess he's a commission WCHA we come back what happens when you wake up one day and you don't have many is many teams is used to have and what is it we're missing Thomas center this whole equation will last bill about that we come.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on The Tech Blog Writer Podcast - Inspired Tech Startup Stories
"Not many people ask me Neil, what you recall, these podcast every day, and that are so many different reasons by doing and I'll be honest with you. I have seen and experienced a few things over the years that nobody should, and it really did wake me up on how precious and how fragile life can be because we're all here for a limited time. And I do often say, so many people sleep walking their way through life, placing limitations on themselves and convincing themselves to these too late for them to make any changes. And it took me until I hit four to find my way say if I can give a little bag and share inspirational stories of people scattered all over the world and beam. That message. All around the world to and help others fun their way improve that technology really dues were best when he brings people together. The not sure sounds like a good enough reason to publish these podcast everyday, and today's guest, Gregg Sheppard, and he's a season faction in building and ruining sustainable growth. Businesses is former company affiliate traction was acquired by EBay enterprise marketing solutions in January twenty sixteen and the following year. The company was rebranded Pepe. Gem joined a transaction earned them the prestigious tech deal of the year over two hundred and fifty million dollar award, as well as the private equity deal of the year award over five hundred million to one billion on the cross border deal of the year over five hundred million to one billion, and the amony deal of the year over five hundred million to one billion award, and that nine hundred eighty five million dollar deal. Comprised purchase. And sale of more than fourteen companies, including Atta showed another company founded by Greg and garnered while him an early spot among the elite in performance marketing, and all that is incredibly impressive. Bull is nowhere near as impressive as he's inspirational back story on also is outlook to life two and my interview with him today. Will honestly it will stay with me for a long time. And I hope if your stalled founder you're able to take a few valuable lessons from our conversation tonight, because that is pure gold hidden in that so book elope, and hold on tight as I beam. Your is all the way to California. So we can speak with Gregg Sheppard. So massive warm, welcome to the show. Can you tell the listeners a little about who you are? And what you do. Sure. My name is Greg shepherd, and I started as a entrepreneur done, you know twelve companies, then exited them. And then most notably. I built a company that sold to EBay, and then we had a crossword or transaction carve out from EBay that participated in where we fourteen companies all twelve. Another one of my companies in another company, and it was one, actually four private equity awards. It was a nine hundred twenty five million dollar transaction and magenta does actually, one of those companies. Wow. I mean, hate me twenty nine you a major Silicon Valley angel invest, invade. See hasn't always been that way. One of his involved you on the show today. He's on sharing inspirational starts stories, and from the world of tech, and how anybody listening listening can follow their dream and really make a difference. So can you share your story from humble? Beginnings to actually going on not only achieving success, but actually giving away three million dollars after your first big deal testing store and it really is. So I started my mom's nine thousand Greece. They left the church to take our kids and doing so they didn't have much money they really wanted to foster and adopts, I was raised in family of foster children. And then we were we have any money so, you know, I, I built my own businesses when I was a little kid, I used to sell remix cues and actually later on when we were in a pretty rough neighborhood and Oberland California. There was a lot of gangs and stuff, my momma, just the country and I will catch rattlesnakes solemness exotic pets to the pest or. And then the rows necks eight rats. So I bought two rast Radoman and started feeding him. So I can feed them the the product. It was a two sided platform, basically, is the rows Knicks. And the, and so, you know, I started building tech companies and build this one company and built it up and sold it. And like I said earlier, and it was really, really exciting. And it was a lot of people that really helped me, and so I gave away, three million dollars to, you know, to the people that work for me. And it was the most inspiring thing I'd ever done. And it was full of magic to why people pay off student loans, and put their kids through school by houses, and, you know, pay for their his way, and it was just it was magical is what it's all about how refreshing to hear that story being told and you have been incredibly inspirational journey, but in two thousand sixteen you so to you'll full companies to EBay and I think it was over nine hundred million. Dollars cross Brun Dale unav-, help twelve plus companies get quiet, but anybody listening at the beginning of their stole to journey that could be going through a bit of a tough time at the moment or, or China achieve funding of so many of stages of that journey. What advice would you pass down to that person? I would say, first of all, you know, I have I'm working on a Ted talk that I'm doing later, and I tell him you need a handful of things. And you're in the handful is, is Dr enthusiasm discipline and optimism. And those things I think are critical. That's one thing I would tell them the other thing, I would tell them I think is, and this is something that I always get into debates about with investors is that when you start building a business, you have to understand who your buyers and a lot of people don't do that. A lot of people say, oh, well, you know, I'm building a business, I don't need to know that was down the road. And I tell them I say, well, listen, if you don't have an ideal buyer profile in ninety. Customer profile and you don't know that, that ideal customer profile is the same ideal customer profile profiles, your buyer basket of June. A really bad situation. You've ma'am work under company for years. And it's not like you were going to company, build it up. And then you go find a buyer, you have to have the whole time you have to be creating a relationship doing partnerships and things like that. So I tell people, I'm like if you were to build a product, you would have customer in mind, you would be solving a problem for a customer will your whole company to good buyer to a strategic. Buyer is just a product to them, most of the time, they don't need your customers. Not the good strategic, you know, as good synergies they have customers, and they've already paid for them if the customer acquisition costs have been absorbed, so you're building a company and you make sure that your buyer in their buyers aligned, they see, acquiring you as an additional extension to their existing investment in their current. Customers, and your whole go to market strategies should be aligned with that. I see people raising capital. And I you know, in my own investments to where I say, they're like, I want to raise five million, and I'm like, well, why do you want to raise five million and they said, well, because I have go to market strategy that's three million. And I say, well, why what is your go to market strategy? Let's go. Going out. And Quiring customers will buy you're going to go on choir. All these customers will because I wanna have revenue we'll buy you need. Revenue is the buyer. That's buying your company buying your company because you'd have revenue because if they're a forty billion dollar company, or a ten million dollar company are one hundred million dollar company, and they're buying your company, and you're like you've got like two three million in revenue, or whatever it is, is insignificant to them. They don't care about that. Would they care about his growth, margin and retention grosses, people want to buy a product margin says you do it at scale and retention says people wanna hold onto your product? And attachment rate is when you have a buyer and you acquire some of their clients and show those three drivers on their clients on their current customers, and that's how you sell company. And so you have to start with that in mind, otherwise, raise capital, you don't need you burn, where he don't need. And by the time you turn around the now, I wanna sell my company, you're starting on that process net process takes a year two years. You know where you start working with their customers in, you prove rove, margin retention with their customers. And you show that over a period of twelve twenty four months, and then you go, and you set up a partnership with them, and then you take a little investment from them, and then they buy your company and that's the pattern that I've seen repeatedly. And I get into a lot of arguments with investors look at their track record. I'm like, what are your clothes, how many deals out of the ones that you invest in fail? And they're like nine out of ten and I'm like, well, I don't have mines twelve for twelve so there you go. Oh, that's a pretty good averages any of that. So, well, it was just about to ask, why do so many stall to struggle to get a quiet formula experience. Sounds like if I'm is because if not doing early work around growth, margin and retention and kind of skipping those steps, would you say I think it has to do with that. But I also think it has to do with them, not planning for the acquisition. Right. So, you know, when you if you're building a company that sells widgets, and you have a better widget and everybody else has or you have a bulk onto an existing engine existing widget. Then when you go out need to identify I calm, your ideal buyer profiles. So you go out and you find three to five companies that went by your company, and then you justify that acquisition by building user stories. So I am and I want to buy so that I can set. Right. And when you build that out, then you say, okay who are their customers, and what are their customers ideal profile? And then you go out and acquire their customers. So let's have a base, which is their total customer size and I'm just using random numbers all over here. But let's thousand customers and you say them, I'm going to acquire ten percent of your. You don't tell them this. But in your head you say I'm gonna choir ten percent of this abyss buyers customers. And then you get out of that ten percent. You get fifty percent you shown a fifty percent growth rate on their customers. That's tach -ment. Now, if you retain those for twelve to twenty four months, you're showing that you can retain them for twelve twenty four months. Now, if you show that you can scale, meaning you can actually, you know, do have margins increase in show economies of scale over time now you have the magic trio. Right. That trio on their base makes it. So why wouldn't they buy you've proven to that already that you're perfect acquisition for them? Does that make sense? Absolutely. Another thing that I..
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Cultivating Place
"Where I sell hard goods, pottery and garden decor, and tried to help people match grape plantings to those pots. I really you container designed to move -able art, a lot of it is textural beautiful, shapes extremely well, made frost, and winter resistant. So they will have a long life with you in your garden. So that's kind of what I've been doing. And I've align myself with my good friends who. Paul Bonein and, and Greg shepherd who runs zero plants, and I am right next door to them. So it's kind of this happy marriage of. A nursery next door to design and pottery business prior to coming into Portland, my partner. Andrew beckmann. I had an eight to almost nine year. Stint at running our own nursery in the Hudson valley in zone. Five b it was called Luma's creek nursery, and it was a specialty nursery regional now, selling great Perennials and trubs to gardeners savvy. Gardeners them. That's imbali. Many of whom had second homes upstate, you know, who had touched with near city and really excellent plants men in avid. Gardeners cell. Yeah. So I'm gonna have a step back and I would like you to tell us a little bit about your earliest influences the, the kind of people and places implants, that influenced you early in your life, and then your journey story that led you from there to the work that you're doing now and the work right before it with Louis creek. So my earliest recollections of gardening really kind of take me back to I couldn't have been more than two or three but I remember we lived with my grandparents. My father's parents, and I just remember vividly kind of wandering through my grandpa crew Paul beans every year. I'm sure he grew a lot of other vegetables around it. But I guess I was that's what sticks with me. These giant peas pulp Enes and kind of wandering through them as a, you know, a small boy toddler, I guess. We, then moved to Farmingdale you know, when I think about this. It's like, well, we moved to Farmingdale farming thirty five miles outside, and this was post World War, Two that kind of dates me and ages may doesn't it? Born in nineteen fifty and we thirty five miles outside of New York City on Long Island was really very rural agricultural time. And we were really on the edge of potato fields, which was being built upon a post World War housing galore being put up for returning servicemen and the burgeoning population of New York. So my earliest childhood memories. They are in our first home were kind of seeing those Tena fields, kind of out behind our house. And I sort of remember, again, the vegetable gardening thing and crowing you know of when I think about it tiger lilies and four o'clock and cherry tomatoes. The kinds of things that stick in my mind, I guess, the gardening thing was, you know, couldn't help it right? Potato fields. Atabiev Tanta farm. So when you were living with your grandparents was that before, Farmingdale, or that was informing deal. That was before Farmingdale. And where was that was in lynbrook, Long Island, Melbourne, Lindbergh, which were side by side neighboring towns, a my mother lived in lynbrook my father lived in Melbourne, and they were high school sweetheart. She was the head cheerleader. My father was the head basketball player..
"greg shepherd" Discussed on Mixergy
"I could only I could pay them only after I made money only after I got the action that I wanted. It was amazing revolutionary open. My eyes. Thing is that most people still don't even know what Phillies marketing is. Joining me today is a guest we said, you know, what not only figuring out affiliate marketing, and it works. But I took it beyond my own company. I created now speaking for you, Greg Greg somehow in his headset himself, I'm going to create a business that enables anyone to create an affiliate program. So that they could only pay out whenever they get the action that they're looking for no buying ads and hoping it works only hurting with the Phillies who send you things like customers and paying those affiliates percentage of the sales that they drive that is brilliant. That is the billions behind Greg shepherds business. It is currently called pepper jam. It has been sold and spun off and done a bunch of different things. We're gonna find out about how he launched how he built it. And why when I asked him for one sentence description, he said it is pepper jam is a life cycle management platform for the performance marketing industry. Why there's something in there that I'm not picking up that's important to understanding the business. We're gonna find out about that. And how he grew it how he sold it. Why for while there? He thought of himself as a failure. And why he might have been for a while. They're all to phenomenal sponsors, the I will host your website, right? It's called hostgator. And the second will do your Email marketing campaign wonders is called active campaign. But Greg talk about those later good to see you here. Thank you. Day when you sold to EBay, it feels like that was a big deal for you. All my God. It was the most mail me. Yeah. It was it was the most amazing thing. I have to tell you that. I mean, the story was the stories crazy. So the the the transaction one for private equity awards in Silicon Valley. So for major words, which was the most wards they ever had in the Silicon Valley at one time for one single transaction. And it was a huge transaction in the sequence was first they bought my company. Bought your company right EBay, I company right affiliate traction. Okay. That was called before became jam. Excuse me. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. It was Philly attraction. And and I remember the next morning after everything was done. I had this nightmare that it didn't happen. And I just woke up at like three o'clock in the morning. I looked at my phone, and I checked by Bank balance in the money was in there. And I was just like I got. How much was in there? How much was in? There are I can't tell you. But it was it was. Ballpark. It was millions tens of millions of dollars over ten million over ten million. That's all you're gonna say we are how much EBay. This was a long time ago. How much did he buy it for? I I'm not allowed to disclose that. But it's over. Yeah. It's over ten million is on to say, they wouldn't date. I don't know. It's it's part of this hairy deal that so what happened is kind of an interesting story. Right. So what happened was EBay? I EBay said, okay. We're going to sell these companies. So I called the the the CEO pepper damn who's there at the time. And I said, hey, listen, let's by these these companies will go out and raise capital Louis. You running the you'll running your company when they had pepper you'll running affiliate traction. Yeah. And pepper jam was owned by EBay part of part of all of those GSI companies which include magenta, Owen, true action clear sailing, it just goes on and on. Right. So what happened was is? I said, let's do that. And you said, okay. And we're working on try to find busters. We had a meeting in the back room. In New York. When all this stuff was going on. It was really crazy 'cause it was like his cognitive meeting in the back of a hotel room..
"greg shepherd" Discussed on KNSS
"Evansville has not had many threats in the extra innings wichita state has certainly had more good opportunities he says finally cashing in on one after a lead off error one one way outside the breaking ball two balls in one strike that's what's been frustrating shocked have had their hands around evansville neck really for most of the last five or six innings but haven't been able to joke him out i mean this is a devastating situation for evansville they were a drop pop up away from already be in back the hotel and they've had to play seven extra innings dodge all kinds of mine fields as wichita states left fifteen on base and here they take the lead in the 16th high foul play the right gets back even at into the credit them they were pretty much flatlined for that can't the 11th 12th and 13th you made the point earlier in the game that the longer the shockers let it go the more evansville able to of shake off the feeling that drop pop up and tie game and is really concentrate on trying to get it done now yeah that's why the tenth was so costly should just ended it right there but couldn't do it two two swung on miss fastball away strikes out greg shepherd to out in the inning is that the nineteen through this 19th strike for shocker pitching in this way travis to carrick to for seven on the day under its second to out now.
"greg shepherd" Discussed on KNSS
"Yeah sandberg backyard started the gift these turned in two scoreless innings one hit one walked four strikeouts for the junior right hander which state five runs eleven hits to errors evansville five runs twelve hits and to errors the aces last run was in the fifth inning when they scored a single run for the fifth straight time at wichita state has not scored since the night when they tied it on alec bombs to a three run homer greg shepherd leads up the fifteenth for evansville he faced san burn leading off the 13th and struck out pitch doing is outside for ball one shepherd is one for seven in the ballgame wichita state is one for fourteen with runners in scoring position today they get one for six for shepherd this is seven to bat that when scoops through under kroft to boston no strikes the one was bombs three run home run and failed every other time greg shepherd the freshman shortstop for evansville sitting two fifty four through his last time up he struck out twice today grounded out twice and fly the left is hit was an infield single in the fifth inning laid off man in the 15th for the aces san burns pitch hitting right in the middle of the back and the shocker bullpen through these later innings done a good job of keeping guys off base early an innings but the lead off man on now the fifteenth for the aces the last time they put a lead off man was when ben hacked walked the lead off man in the night brings up travis took carrick and i suppose he could be up there budding but i'd be a little bit surprised if he is i hope he is it's been a strange game in which shocker pictures of only walked three and two of those have been intentional because of situations but they of hit five batters today took charac has gone to for six been retired his last three times up fan burned got him on a fly all the right in the 13th luke to first base similar under back.