REB 008: Hope MacDonald

Hope MacDonald runs the Bella Ballet dance studio in the Kentlands in Gaithersburg, MD where she offers a full range of dance classes for children between the ages of 2-12.  Hope is passionate about dance and teaching dance to children.  She is also developing a line of children’s books and dolls as a companion to […]

REB 007: Tim Justice

Tim has been running Central Services/Central Home, a heating and air conditioning company out of Virginia for 25 years.  He has very strong philosophies on leadership, hiring, marketing, innovation, and business models. In this episode Brandon and Tim discuss: How Tim got into the heating and air conditioning industry Running a business with both a […]

REB 006: Art, Selling, and Business with Andrew Schlaffer

This is our second episode with Andrew.  Andrew sells insurance, but he started out in a very different field: art and graphic design.  In this episode he goes through his decision to move from art to sales. In this episode Brandon and Andrew discuss: Choosing between what you love and what your good at Being […]

REB 005: Landscaping and Dumpsters with Chad Stern

Chad Stern is the owner of Mowing & More and Dumpsters & More, two Maryland based companies that specialize in lawn care and dumpster rental.  Chad started out mowing lawns in high school and turned that into a full blown company that he ended up pursuing well after high school. He is also a licensed […]

REB 004: Evan Wood on eCommerce and Nootropics

Evan Wood specializes in nootropics, one specifically called Dihydromyricetin (DHM) which reduces the symptoms of hangovers.  Evan and his brother work full time selling DHM on their eCommerce site DHM Depot and Amazon.  They are starting to expand more into brick and mortar retail and other nootropics to bring to market. In this episode Evan […]

REB 003: Running an eBay Business with James Vilgos

James runs a successful eBay business.  He buys and sells different forms of media (movies, TV shows, video games).  You can see his seller profile here:, where he has 100% positive feedback. Brandon and Jimmy discuss: The market for physical media in an increasingly digital world Benefits of loving the products you are selling […]

REB 002: The Process of Selling

Andrew Schlaffer is an insurance salesman (and REB contributor) for Brown & Brown Insurance.  He’s been working in the insurance industry for about 5 years now.  In this episode, Brandon and Andrew discuss sales and the sales process through a recent anecdote from Andrew. Topics from this episode include: Different Dynamics that come into play […]

REB 001: An Interview with Danny April

In this episode of the Real Everyday Business Podcast we interview Danny April.  You can find Danny’s filmography at IMDB.  He has worked as a grip, gaffer, and has had many other jobs on film.  Danny also has a side business renting out lighting equipment to movies. Brandon and Danny discuss: Making movies in New […]