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Tim Byrne Almost Live
Tune in every Wednesday as Tim interviews various people from the construction and property management industry, including staff and clients to discuss life, business, and "Timology".
May 27, 2020
Tim Byrne Almost Live - RFMA 2020 w/ CO2 Metering
Tim sits down with Melissa and Morgan from CO2 Metering during Woman Appreciation Week and they talk about sexism in the workplace and touch on different topics and stories surrounding being a woman in the industry they work in, how they handle certain situations and what its like in their industry.
May 6, 2020
RFMA 2020 - Greg Clark- 1
Tim took a trip down to Colorado at the RFMA Show and sat down with a member from the Board of Directors, Greg Clark and spoke about the RFMA show and the process of being a member on the Board of Directors. **WARNING** - TIMBYRNEALMOSTLIVE - is entertainment only. Scenes and scenarios have be dramatized for your entertainment. Adult only. Please do not try this at home.
Apr 22, 2020
Tim Byrne Almost Live - 2 Sides w/ Romeo Milano PART 2
In this part 2 interview with Romeo Milano, Tim & Romeo talk about client interaction, company growth and the profit of business. They even touch into a Remembrance video that Tim had posted this past November, and what it means to have respect and love for the family within the business world. **WARNING** - TIMBYRNEALMOSTLIVE - is entertainment only. Scenes and scenarios have be dramatized for your entertainment. Adult only. Please do not try this at home.
Apr 8, 2020
Tim Byrne Almost Live w/ Martin Day of Safety Media
Tim sat down with Martin Day of Safety Media at PMExpo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Safety Media has been for 30 years! Handling Fire Code, Health and Safety into the property management business. Speaking of compliance within the company at his start point 3 years prior to owning the business. Martin speaks about a public report called "Raising the Alarm"
Apr 1, 2020
Tim Byrne talks with Patrick Armstrong of SNAILE, Canada’s Parcel Locker Company!
Tim Byrne sat down with Patrick Armstrong from Snaile Canada Parcel Lockers @ PMExpo back in December 2019 for what jokingly turned into the longest 5 minutes of both their lives! Patrick, talks about his 7th company, Snaile, and what they do through and through with property management, residential deliveries, the quote process for the business.
Mar 18, 2020
2 Sides: Diving Into Government Developments
Returning guest, Romeo Milano of Safetech, comes back with Tim Byrne at PM Expo and explains the process work within Safetech and some of the massive home/apartment fires they have followed up with in their work. They delve into a political conversation involving some of the recent developments within the countries governments and overall control.
Mar 12, 2020
Fighting CONVID-19 w/ Anthony Vinzi & Christopher Blount
Tim Byrne suits in a hazmat suit with Anthony and Christopher at RFMA 2020
Mar 4, 2020
Working With Family w/ Alex Byrne Pt. 2
Catch part 2 of Alex Byrne's interview at PM Expo with Tim Byrne Almost Live as they discuss working with family in this industry!
Feb 19, 2020
The secret history of the Byrnes | Ft. Alex Byrne
My family is a strange one. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of them but it’s complicated. My brother hasn’t spoken to me in years. Now Kevin isn’t speaking with his daughter Alex because she’s working with me. There’s a lot more to it than that, of course, and that’s what today’s episode is all about. Together Alex and I try and excavate some of the stranger aspects of the Byrne clan. We discuss our incredible talent for grudge holding. And we discuss why it’s so complicated when you try and mix business and family. __________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive Twitter: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 12, 2020
Coworking is the future of office space | Season 4 Episode 21
Change is the only thing you know for certain in business. Everything is constantly shifting and you have to be keenly aware of those changes if you’re going to succeed. Take office space for example. For decades we have been installing glass in some of the biggest offices in the country. But that industry is in the midst of some serious disruption. The rise of the gig economy means there's are literally hundreds of thousands of people who need office space. It would be way too expensive for each person to rent on their own. That’s where co-working comes in. These ad hoc office spaces are now in every major city on the planet. And they are making things very uncomfortable for traditional management companies. My guest this week is Dale Hersowitz the VP of coworking for Yardi. They are one of the biggest software companies for property managers and are making big waves in the coworking space. Things are always changing but that doesn't mean you have to be left behind! ___________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive Twitter: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 5, 2020
How to win the business popularity contest | Ephram Spiegelman from Enercare Connections
It’s hard to make an impression these days. Everyone is overwhelmed with information. That makes it really difficult for a company to break through all the clutter. The question is how do you do that in a Google world? I’ll tell you what won’t work: talking about price. In almost every industry competitors prices are really close to one another. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. To break through you have to make real connections with your customers. That means working late, following up with phone calls and taking as many meeting as you possibly can. It’s a popularity contest so you have to be ready to turn on the charm I’m joined today by Ephraim Spigelman, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Enercare Connections. Enercare is the largest non-utility provider of sub-meter electricity in the country. He joins me to talk about how to distinguish yourself in a cluttered world.
Jan 29, 2020
It's not a company, it's a family | Season 4 Episode 19
I have a confession to make. It’s not all about me. That may be surprising to anyone that has been watching this show over the last two years. I have been accused (occasionally) of being a little self-centred. I’ll cop to that. But the truth is my success is almost entirely because of the support of some incredible people around me. That is especially the case when it comes to today’s guest. Mike Wickenden is the Director of Operations for Stadia Industries. Mike joined us when he was 17 (!) but quickly rose through the ranks of the company. He is one of my most trusted employees and I really value his perspective. We’ve been through some incredible ups and downs over the last two decades. Today, we talk about the thing that makes Stadia different from almost every other company out there. We tried to create a family not just a business. That might sound cliché but we really mean it. We’ve spent a lot of time to make our employees feel cared about. It’s not just about a…
Jan 22, 2020
How to give your kids a killer instinct with Adam Bartman | Season 4 Episode 18
“You’re never going to survive”. Those were the words of encouragement I received at the young age of 20 years old. I was broke. Like broke, broke. I had just recently left my Dad’s company to strike out on my own. And things weren’t going well. I was on a job site early in the morning when a colleague of my Dad sidled up beside me. “Tim,” he said. “You’re an idiot and you’re never going to survive.” I’d like to tell you that I told him to shove it but I didn’t. I went back to my car and burst into tears. But looking back it was a good life lesson. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and you have to be tough to survive. I’m joined this week by Adam Bartman, co-founder of ReedWater.io. The company is on the bleeding edge of water management technology. His products allow plumbers and building managers to be able to quickly identify leaks and other problems and shut them down. Together we talk about our respective origin stories and how we’ve survived t…
Jan 15, 2020
Tim Byrne Almost Live w- Douglas Macy pt. 2
I've seen huge growth year over year. I’m incredibly fortunate but that growth comes at a cost. Any business that encounters explosive growth can begin to outgrow their cash flow. My rule of thumb is that once you start growing above 20% you run a real risk of hitting a sh crunch. Most sole proprietors make up for that deficit by cutting their own paycheque. I’m joined once again this week by Doug Macy, owner of Trust1 Security. Together we discuss the best strategies for dealing with growth. Doug and I discuss how to manage your accounts receivable to ensure that you don’t grow yourself out of business. __________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Jan 8, 2020
How to bring positive energy into your business with Doug Macy | Season 4 Episode 15
You’ve done it before. Everyone has. Someone has treated you badly so you do the same to someone else. Maybe your wife yelled at you in the morning so you snap at a co-worker. Or you lose a client so you yell at your kid. Here’s the question. Why do you have to take somebody else's negative energy? My old friend Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security joins me this week to answer that question. We discuss why keeping a balance of negative and positive energy in your life and your business is so important. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Jan 1, 2020
Marketing secrets that will unleash your business | Season 4 Episode 14
Your company is your baby, it's your child. When you first start out you stress out about every little thing. But what often gets missed is advertisting and markting. A lot of people will come to a big trade show like PM Expo and expect to make a ton of sales. That’s a mistake. Trade shows are not about selling. They are about brand awareness. Full stop. Can you connect with another human in 10 seconds and make sure that they remember you? That’s easier said than done. Today on the show I’m joined once again by Anthony Vinzi owner of Promain Exterior Maintenance. We break down the easy ways to make an impact for your company. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Dec 25, 2019
How to avoid trade show disaster with Anthony Vinzi | Season 4 Episode 13
I’ve been to more trade shows than most. Lot’s more. Over the last 3 decades I have shaken a lot of hands at these things. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing a bunch of episodes we recently recorded at PM Expo and The Buildings Show. We talked with a lot of impressive people and I’m really excited for you to see what we produced. We are going to kick things off with a conversation with my old friend Anthony Vinzi, AKA paint chips. Anthony has been a guest on the podcast more than just about anyone else. Today we break down everything that is good and bad about trade shows. Many people spend a ton of dough on these things without understanding what they are doing there. Believe me I’ve had to learn this the hard way! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Dec 18, 2019
Government doesn't create jobs, stupid! | Season 4 Episode 12
I think government is terrible at managing the economy. Despite politicians constantly rattling on about how many jobs they created the truth is they don’t. Businesses create jobs. As far as I’m concerned government should just get out of the way. Every time they try to interfere in the economy the results are underwhelming at best or straight-up catastrophic at worst. I’m joined once again this week by the mayor of Barrie, Ontario. Jeff Lehman doesn’t agree with me about everything. But we do get into a really powerful discussion about the proper role of government in the economy. The sparks start to fly in this one! ___________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Dec 12, 2019
The truth about how government spends your money | Season 4 Episode 11
I'm joined this week by the mayor of Barrie, Ontario. Jeff Lehman trained as an economist and worked in the private sector before being elected mayor in 2010. He was re-elected in a landslide victory in 2014 when he won 90% of the vote. He and I discuss the growth of government spending and how technology might be able to keep that growth in check. ___________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Nov 28, 2019
CNN: Chuck Nervick Night - The Canadian Real Estate Industry Reception| Season 4 Episode 10
This going to be such an incredible event. MediaEdge Communications Inc. is hosting an evening of incredible food and drinks at Elephant & Castle. Just a short walk from Buildings Canada and #PMExpo. It starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th! This night was built for The Canadian #RealEstateIndustry. I'm going to be hosting a special recording of the show featuring your comments, complaints and compliments. Hope to see you there! #CNN #ChuckNervickNight
Nov 20, 2019
Social Media meets the trade show floor | Season 4 Episode 9
It's time once again for another trade show! I know what you're thinking, oh god no. Trade Show's have become a part of life for most of us in building management and construction industries. But most of us hate them. Long hours and pricey registration fees leave many wondering why they even bother. Especially, if you don't get any business out if it! But that's the problem. You shouldn't be going to a trade show expecting to make millions in new business. That's not what they're for. This year at PM Expo I'm going to be podcasting live on the floor Dec 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. I'm going to be talking a lot about the real reason why you need to be at major trade show's like PM Expo. ____________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Nov 13, 2019
Robot window cleaners and the apocalypse | Season 4 Episode 8
It's hard to keep up with all the change underway in our industry. Automation and robotic technology are about to upend everything we thought we knew. To prove my point consider Michael Morozov and his company Aurum Window Washing. Michael is experimenting with drone technology. His plan is to use drones to clean the windows on high-rise buildings. It's a bold plan and one that is likely to save money and save lives. _______________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Oct 30, 2019
Why insurance companies are like the mob | Season 4 Episode 7
I know what you're thinking. Today's title makes it sound like I'm going to be talking smack about the insurance industry. Well, let me assure you. I am. Well, not exactly. You see when I was talking with Michael Morozov recently. Michael owns Aurum Window Washing . We started talking about using insurance companies in creative ways. He revealed he insures all his bad debt with a French insurance giant. He let's them worry about any clients that have flaked on their invoices. Its such a better use of his time. Instead of chasing people around to pay their bills he lets one of the biggest insurance companies in the world take care of it. And when people hear that a huge multinational owns their debt - they're going to be much more likely to pay. I love making the system work for my business! I think you'll get a lot out of this episode!
Oct 16, 2019
The one reason why you should never work with your wife | Season 4 Episode 6
I had to learn this one the hard way. Working with your partner can be extremely difficult. To put it bluntly, it's hard to be intimate with someone you've been arguing with all day. That's not to say it's impossible. My guest this week Michael Morozov from Aurum Window Cleaning disagrees with Tim's assessment. The two argue about what "work-life balance" really means. It's not always so cut and dry! ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Oct 9, 2019
Is Salesforce really worth 20k a month? | Season 4 Episode 5
I love young entrepreneurs. They inspire me. I started my business when I was young. But I made a ton of mistakes along the way. It took my a long time to become a success. That's why I'm so impressed when I meet a young person who is already a success. That's why I wanted to invite Michael Morozov onto the show this week. Michael founded his company when he was still in University. By his second year he was making over six figures. Now his business Aurum Property Care is one of the largest window cleaning companies in North America. In this episode Michael and I talk about how he managed that explosive growth. He reveals why he had to design his own software system to manage all the moving parts of his buisness. That investment cost nearly $500 thousand. Eventually his company outgrew that system. So he decided to move to Salesforce instead. That decision wasn't easy. And it wasn't cheap. So was switching to Salesforce worth the expense? Find out more! _____________________________…
Oct 2, 2019
Tim loses his mind while giving sales advice | Season 4 Episode 4
It's time for a little Timology! Today I'm talking about preparing for the worst. Every salesperson has heard the same things. "Your price is too high" or "I can't understand your quote." There's a laundry list of excuses that you have to contend with. Instead of dreading those moments you need to come prepared! I've developed some perfect comebacks to each and every one of those annoying excuses! ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Sep 25, 2019
Is school a waste of time? | Season 4 Episode 3
Friends, let me say it this clearly. University is a giant waste of money! Well, not always, of course. If you're a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer after spending $75 thousand that's probably a wise investment. But what I'm talking about is the BA in Lithuanian basket weaving that costs your parents more money than their first house. It's a degree in sweet fuck all as far as I'm concerned! Today on the show we debate the merits of post-secondary education. We discuss why I think you learn way more in the real world than you ever could in a classroom. Not everyone agrees with you, mind you. I'd love to hear your opinions! Guest: Dylan Gosine ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Sep 18, 2019
Tim reveals his darkest secrets | Season 4 Episode 2
Have you ever heard the term TMI? As in too much information? TMI could be the subtitle of today's episode. I share some of the weirder stories from my childhood growing up in small town Ontario. Have you ever wondered why they put those locks on the water coolers at the golf course? I may be directly responsible. I also share how my family ended up in the glass business. The story is a pretty interesting one and involves Ireland, Egypt and a somewhat questionable relationship with government regulators. The reason why I like to share the more unsightly parts of my history is simple. I want people to know that it's possible to be a massive screw-up and still make it. It gives hope to everyone! Guest: Dylan Gosine ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Sep 12, 2019
How your business can save $300k a year | Season 4 Episode 1
I hate wasting money. And there's no quicker way to blow your cash than by wasting your time. I spend a huge chunk on time filling out pointless paperwork. The problem is even worse for my service guys. They will routinely spend 45 minutes waiting for somebody to sign off on their work order. That doesn't sound like much but when you add up all that time for all my work crews it becomes very expensive. Today on the show we're going to talk about the scourge of garbage paperwork and offer some solutions. Guest: Dylan Gosine ____________________________________________________ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Sep 4, 2019
S03E31 - Tim vs. Corporate BS
I have a serious allergy. I'm allergic to bullshit. BS is everywhere in business. Most sales people talk like they have a PhD in bullshit. I couldn't just release this episode without some kind of commentary. I've peppered the interview with some reactions recorded after the fact. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Aug 29, 2019
S03E30 - How do to do all your business from your dock
If your software doesn't make my life easier than I don't want it. There are a ton of technology solutions out there. But more often than not they are a HUGE pain in the ass! Especially if you have multiple systems that don't work with one another. My goal is to do all my work from my phone. On my dock preferably. If your software doesn't have a smartphone app I don't want anything to do with it. I talked with a lot of people with fancy new tech solutions at the REMI Show. Very few impressed me. That's why I liked Jill Kegler so much. Jill works with DoubleA Solutions. They have a bunch of products under their umbrella - including sales software, phone auto-dialer and a VoIP software. All of them are intended to make you work work less while producing more. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Aug 22, 2019
S03E29 - Who left the damn lights on? with Peak Power
I don't know when it happened. But at some point saving the planet became all of our responsibilities. That's a big ask. But climate change is getting harder and harder to ignore. Becoming more energy efficient is a big piece of this puzzle. It's also a no-brainer for businesses. That's why I invited Lucy Fan from Peak Power onto the show this week. Her company provides battery storage solutions and real-time energy analytics for big commercial buildings. It's an easy solution to a big problem. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Aug 14, 2019
S03E28 - Why the fuck would I want a smart bathroom
If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology. Tech vendors have every imaginable solution for building managers. Some make sense. Others...not so much. One of the more interesting attempts is a joint effort by paper giant Kimberly Clark and Gojo, the inventors of Purell. They want to create a smart bathroom. Yes, you heard me right. The idea is to add internet connected sensors to things like paper and soap dispensers. No more waiting for complaints from irritated clients to fix the shitter. Not a bad idea. But I was skeptical. The guys from KC and Gojo tried to make the case for why the initial investment is worth it. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Aug 7, 2019
S3E27 - The internet eats everything with iRestify
Everyone knows that things are changing fast. But iRestify is the kind of company that is changing an industry you've never thought of before. Janitorial services are a must for every business but the basic business model hasn't changed much for decades. iRestify saw that technology could offer something their competition couldn't. They like to call themselves the Uber of cleaning services. It gives building managers a simple way interface to order cleaning services right from your phone. I invited Aaron Mohammad and Tommy Brad onto the show to talk more about this. These are two hungry young entrepreneurs that I was thrilled to be able to talk to. Over the next 20 minutes was talk about the rapid progress occurring in their business. And I give them some advice about how to survive for the long term. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Jul 31, 2019
S03E26 - How to get to top and have fun along the way
Tracey Caville knows how to do it right. She has been a business warrior for over two decades. She clawed her way into important positions in two successful companies. And she never lost her sense of humor along the way. I loved talking with her. Over the next 30 minutes you will here Tracey and I discuss her current role at Scandinavian Building Services. We also talk about why working in an office is better than working from home. And the toll working long hours can have on your home life. But mostly we just goof around! Tracey is really funny and I had a great time recording this interview with her. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Jul 24, 2019
S03E25 - Are smart buildings smart enough? with Adam Bartman
I have seen a lot of attempts to bring technology into new buildings. Some of them make sense, but a whole lot more are just giant money sucks. That's not the case with today's guest. Adam Bartman is one of the most impressive young entrepreneur's I've met in a very long time. He started working as a plumber with his Dad when he was still a teenager. Now in his early 30's Adam is the co-founder of Reed Water. Reed promises to do something property managers have been dreaming about for decades. Their technology allows for total control and monitoring of every valve and fixture in your building. Trying to track down missing water inside older buildings can be a costly nightmare. Adam explains how the technology works. And he and Tim debate the merits of incorporating more "smart" technology in new buildings. ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Jul 17, 2019
S03E24 - The Oracle Speaks with John Mollenhauer
When John Mollenhauer speaks, I listen. And so should you. John has been working in the Toronto construction industry for decades. Since becoming CEO of the Toronto Construction Association 13 years ago he has become something of an oracle. I invited him back on the show this week to hear his thoughts on the state of the economy. I boldly predicted earlier this year that we were headed for a recession. That hasn't happened yet and John tells me why. We also talk about: * The state of the Canadian and US construction industries * Why gold is topping $1400 an ounce * Whether Trump and Trudeau will get re-elected * Why construction companies are so terrified of new technology ***************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Jul 10, 2019
S03E23 - Cash Crunch - How to survive when your clients don't pay
It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying payment to their contractors has become so widespread that it's threatening the survival of a lot of small businesses. In today's episode I talk about the problem with Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. I share some horror stories from my 35 years in business. Including the story of what happened when I put a lien in a building owned by one of the biggest developers in Toronto. It wasn't pretty! ******************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
Jul 4, 2019
S03E22 - Music Money Madness with The Noolands
I'm doing something really different this week. I've invited The Noolands to join us at our shop for a live performance and interview. The band hails from my hometown of Barrie and hav been having a great year. They've performed to sold-out crowds in Toronto and have just released a new single. Together we talk about the music business and I reveal why I think they're the best young band in the country! ******************** https://thenoolands.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTdh... ******************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealm... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmos...
Jun 26, 2019
S03E21 - Fake Savings Fake News
Work order management is a scam. There I said it. 3rd party work order management software has become standard in the construction and property management industries. I think it's done nothing but cost companies money and slowed down the entire process. I'm joined this week by Ron Rau from Phoenix Energy technologies and Chris Blount from Filtrex. Together we discuss how to fix this broken system.
Jun 19, 2019
S03E20 - How to create a business that lasts
One question I get asked all the time is: "How did you do it?" How was I able to create a business that has lasted for so long? My guest this week has some answers. Ted Mastrucci founded American Project & Repair in Detroit 20 years ago. Together we talk about all the mistakes we made building companies made to last. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Jun 12, 2019
S03E19 - How to spot a rogue employee
What do you do when an employee goes rogue? I'm joined this week by Ray Salzer from Ideal Services, a facility maintenance provider based in the Pacific Northwest. Ray took decades building his business up. But it took one employee less than a year to nearly bring it all crashing down. Ray shares the horrifying details in this episode. And Tim offers some advice about how to spot a bad apple early.
Jun 5, 2019
S03E18 - If you cant maesure it, you cant manage it
Chris Blount is one of the best people Tim has ever met. He loves the big guy. Chris owns a company called Filtrex Service Group, an HVAC company based out of Oklahoma. The company is as the cutting edge of using software to better manage building heating and cooling. Chris is incredibly excited about what they've developed. But it took a long time and a huge investment to get there. Chris tells Tim about what he's learned about integrating new technology into a very old industry. And he shares his personal story about how becoming a better man led him to becoming a better businessman. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
May 29, 2019
S03E17 - No Collusion
I don't like working with people I don't like. Period. After more than 30 years in business it's the one thing I know for sure. You have to build a friendship with the people you're in business with. But these days that is absolutely frowned upon. I'm joined by Rob Atkocaitis from OceanAire to talk about this problem. Should bringing coffee to the work-site be banned? Can I hang-out with the people I do business with? INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
May 22, 2019
s03e16 - Secrets to managing your work orders
Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies. For good reason. Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job site can make a huge difference. Increasingly businesses are turning to third parties to manage their work orders. Today on the show Tim is joined by Patrick Griffith from CMI Mechaincal to talk about why that is a very bad idea. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
May 15, 2019
S03E15 - Everything that sucked at Connex 2019
Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain and Kat Byrne joined me live on the floor to critique why trade shows are dying. And we discuss what they have to do to survive in the future. We are super critical in this episode but I think we have some great ideas! INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
May 8, 2019
S03E14 - Crazy, Who Me?
John Panigas drove up from Washington, DC to record this episode with me. He wrote a book called Crazy, Who Me? I know why I'm crazy. Do you know why you're crazy? Listen to the show. Take 25 minutes out of your life. It may give you some insight where you're at and where you're going to be and where you're going to go. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your drive home. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
May 1, 2019
S03E13 - Timology - How to stop selling and start winning
There are a lot of theories about how to become a great salesman. But today I'm going to tell you one you probably haven't heard before. Stop trying to sell. The second you approach your clients as a greasy salesman you're bound to fail. Instead, approach them as friend. Creating a real relationship with people is way harder than being a salesman. But it's guaranteed to pay off in ways you never expected. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Apr 24, 2019
S03E12 - Not all heroes wear capes
This week Tim visits the staff at the Cedar Centre, a counselling facility based in New Market, Ontario. The Cedar Centre is a remarkable place that provides help and support for survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse. Tim and the staff at the centre talk about how how to heal those that have been traumatized as children. Tim shares his own stories of dealing with trauma and why psychological support is so important. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Apr 17, 2019
S03E11 - The Labour Shortage is Your Fault
OK, it's not your fault specifically. But for all the talk about the labour shortage not enough of us are talking about how to fix it. The way that I retain staff is simple. Don't build a path where you want people to go. Build a path where people are already walking. We have maximum flex hours to let people work when they want. You can bring your dogs or kids to the office. Music is allowed and people are encouraged to play. People need to pick us as an employer before we pick them as an employee! INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Apr 10, 2019
S03E10 - Unions Carbon Tax and Lack of Labour
Julie Kwiecinski, the Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business joins TIm to talk about all things political in Ontario. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Apr 3, 2019
S03E09 - Tims Small Business Secrets
My god, have I made mistakes. It's the one thing that should be crushingly obvious to any listener of this podcast. I've blown up marriages, businesses and my relationship with my brothers. But through it all I've built two multi-million dollar companies that have survived far longer than I ever expected. I want to share some of the things that I've learned along the way. It's the whole reason this show exists. In today's episode I'm joined again by Nikki Pett. We talk about the dangers of working with family, how to negotiate and why self-awareness is the only way to truly succeed. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Mar 27, 2019
S03E08 - The REMI Show: A fresh face for trade shows
This week I'm joined by Chuck Nervick from Media Edge, the company hosting the show. Chuck has put the REMI Show together in a very short amount of time and has been doing an incredible job. In this episode we talk about the future of marketing in the digital age and how the old trade show pitch just doesn't work anymore. We also talk about the best ways to prepare your business for an economic downturn. (HINT: It's all about marketing!)
Mar 20, 2019
S03E07 - Work Hard Play Hard
I'm a firm believer in working hard and playing hard. To illustrate that point I recorded this week's episode while hiking near Mont Tremblant, Quebec. I was joined by my two favourite girls, my wife Allie and "step-daughter" Alex Byrne. As we snowshoed through the fresh snow we talked a lot about what mattered in life. I don't need my people to work 100 hours a week. I need them to do a good job. I run a task oriented business that emphasizes success over punching a clock. Too many businesses are exactly the opposite.
Mar 13, 2019
S03E06 - The Tables Have Turned with Nikki part 2
Business guru and relationship expert Nikki Pett interviews me once again. This time we dig into the nitty-gritty of how to grow your business through every stage. I talk about the importance of eliminating everything that doesn't generate revenue. And I talk about how to surround yourself with the best people. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Mar 6, 2019
S03E05 - The Tables Have Turned with Nikki Pett part 1
In the year since we’ve been producing this podcast I’ve interviewed every conceivable kind of guest. Captains of industry, marketing gurus, my employees and even my own daughters have been the targets of my invective. Well that all changes today. Nikki Pett a relationship guru and author has turned the tables on me! SHOW NOTES INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 27, 2019
S03E04 - Women Are Better
This week Tim speaks with two of trailblazers. Both Stephanie Brown and Trish Mickelson trained at Skills College Canada as electricians. That's where Tim spoke with them about everything from sexism on the job site to the struggles of finding a clean bathroom. This one is not to be missed! SHOW NOTES INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 20, 2019
S03E03 - Skilled Trades College: Having the skills to pay the bills
I hated school. I was dyslexic and wrote backwards. I was always made to feel like an idiot. When I was 15 I left and never came back. It took me years to realize that I wasn't stupid. I eventually came to realize that the problem was with the school - not me. I was thinking about that recently while touring the Skilled Trades College campus in Vaughan, Ontario. My friend Ralph Cerasulo founded STC a decade ago to provide a place for young people to get the skills they need to succeed. SHOW NOTES INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 13, 2019
S03E02 - Hellcession: Surviving the next downturn
This week on the show I'm joined by my old friend John Mollenhauer. John is the President of the Toronto Construction Association and knows the industry better than anyone I know. Together we debate the likelihood of another recession. And most importantly we talk about how the construction industry will deal with another downturn. Many young business owners weren't around for the last downturn in 2008. What's the best way to prepare? Listen to today's episode for details about how to survive the next next recession.... SHOW NOTES INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Feb 6, 2019
S03E01 - O Romeo, Romeo with Romeo Milano from SafeTech
Romeo teaches Tim the difference between process and people. Technology drives your process but people drive your business. Romeo is the founder of SafeTech Environmental and a board member of the Canadian Construction Association.
Jan 30, 2019
s02E28 - What the hell is a building consultant anyways?
Of all the job titles Tim has heard thrown around over the years "building consultant" is definitely the most confusing. Stephen Emberley from Tri-Tech Pinnacle Group is here to explain. Together, Tim and Steve talk about why so many job sites are torn apart by internal bickering. They also debate the importance of firing clients who aren't working out. SHOW NOTES: https://wp.me/p9AUMO-eL INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
Jan 16, 2019
S02E25 - Why being an asshole is bad for business
Tim is joined this week by Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. The pair talk about how to create a unique identity in a crowded marketplace. Tim has tried to center his business around his own personality. Making yourself the brand is a great way to generate some name recognition but it has it's downsides too. Doug thinks Tim has succeeded because he is fiercely loyal and refuses to abandon his friends when time's get tough. "If someone falls and your don't offer a hand, you're just an asshole." Tim says. SOCIAL: @TimByrneAlmostLive WEBSITE: TimByrneAlmostLive.com
Jan 9, 2019
S02E24 - Communication breakdown: Why no one cares about your email
In the age of digital connection there we're forgetting some basic facts. Your closest relationships are with the people that you actually meet in person. Next come the people that are willing to answer your phone call. Way down at the bottom are people you only interact with via email or social media. Tim is joined by Byrne On Demand sales rep Doug Bellar to discuss how to really connect with your clients.
Jan 2, 2019
S02E23 - What Keeps Every Business Owner Up at Night with Sanj Patel
Striking out on your own can be terrifying. It's way easier just to stick with an employer and collect a cheque. Today on the show Tim talks with Sanj Patel, the owner of Ignis Building Solutions in Toronto. Tim and Sanj are on opposite ends of the entrepreneurial spectrum. Sanj is just starting out while Tim has been in the game for decades. Their conversation is going to be super-interesting to anyone thinking about starting their own business.
Dec 26, 2018
S02E22 - Cushman and Wakefield with David Anderson
David Anderson has worked for decades in the property management and acquisition business. He's the perfect bellwether to figure out the state of the economy. He and Tim debate the likelihood of a recession and where the industry is headed.
Dec 19, 2018
S02E21 - Death of a Salesman with Andy Rutledge
Being a salesman sucks. Especially if you've just started in a new territory or with a new company. By month six you're ready to quit. You're depressed. You're frazzled. You have no one to turn too. Now you do. On today's episode Tim shares how you can get over the hump and really succeed.
Dec 12, 2018
S02E20 - QuadReal with Cheryl Gray Part 2
In the second part of my conversation with Cheryl Gray we discuss the looming recession. We also talk about how to build real relationships in an increasingly digitized age.
Dec 5, 2018
S02E19 - QuadReal with Cheryl Gray
I actually got goosebumps when my guest this week agreed to appear on the show. I've know Cheryl Gray for something like 30 years now. Over that time she has become one of the most powerful women in Canadian real estate. Cheryl is an Executive Vice President at QuadReal Property Group which manages a $24 billion portfolio spread over 17 countries. Over the first part of our conversation Cheryl and I dig into her history in the industry. She first started in the industry in recession-plagued 1980's Calgary. She and her husband relocated to Toronto in the late 80's where she began her rise through the industry. Cheryl and I also discuss the growth of QuadReal and she details what a property manager really does. I, of course, try to get to the truth about what a vendor has to do to develop a relationship with a company as huge as QuadReal. (Hint: BE DEPENDABLE!)
Nov 28, 2018
S02E18 - The Avison Young Episode with Steve Ichelson
I've been looking forward to this one for a long time. Steve Ichelson is a major player at Avison Young, the world's fastest growing real estate services firm. Steve is also a very old and dear friend. Together we shine a light into some of the lesser known parts of our business. Vendors don't have a clue how the big property management companies operate. Today's show is all about changing that. You're going to come away with a much better understanding of how the big real estate firms operate and why they are so hard on their vendors.
Nov 21, 2018
S02E17 - Kevin the Goat Live At PM Expo
Tim and Anthony are joined by a very special guest this week. Our famed mascot Kevin the Goat joins the pair live in studio. Kevin was incredibly well behaved for his first recording session. While he didn't offer many opinions he did provide us with the unforgettable image of Anthony and Kevin cuddling live on camera.
Nov 14, 2018
S02E16 - The Day After The Election
Faith Goldy was easily the most controversial candidate in the 2018 Toronto Municipal election. So it came as a considerable shock when she came in third. That only meant she got 25 thousand votes. But it was more than was expected for the alt-right firebrand who has garnered a ton of negative press. I decided to invite her back on the show to interrogate some of her more contentious ideas. We debate her views on Islam, immigration and her tendency to use apocalyptic language. We talked about the chaos of the Trump administration something that I thinks turns off most voters. In the end I think Faith's highly-charged negative worldview is going to doom her chance of going mainstream. But I'm glad I had her on because her views are gaining more and more traction around the world. It's important for everyone to hear what she has to say in order to form their own opinion of her and the alt-right.
Nov 7, 2018
S02E15 - Close Canada Post FOREVER!
Tim is joined by Anthony Vinzi to talk about a bunch of things affecting Canadians this week. Canada Post is in the midst of a rotating strike across the country. This raises the question: What's the point of Canada Post anyway?
Oct 31, 2018
S02E14 - Sex, Lies and Videotape
For the first time ever Tim Byrne Almost live is actually live! We broadcast today's episode on Facebook and Instagram in real time. It was a bit of a disaster. We haven't really figured out all the equipment yet. Luckily Anthony Vinzi from Promain Exterior joined me to soften the blow.
Oct 24, 2018
S02E13 - Season 2 Blooper Special
Yes, it's time once again for my favorite episode of the season. The blooper special lets you peek behind the curtain and reveal what total madness this podcast really is. You see, when I first started this show I really had no idea what I was doing. Conversations didn't get recorded or they got recorded wrong or I recorded myself saying stuff that should never have been on the record. Today you get a chance to hear some of the more stupendous examples of my idiocy. I asked my editor to collect only the choicest chunks of audio stupidity. I think you'll enjoy!
Oct 22, 2018
S02E12 - The only mayor worth voting for
Faith Goldy might be the most controversial guest I've ever invited on the podcast. She is a dark horse candidate for Toronto Mayor. But it was while working for The Rebel that she really caught people's attention. She outrage many with her coverage of the Chancellorsville Protests. That ended up getting her turfed from Ezra Levent's website Since then she has continued to advocate for this things she feels most passionately about. Over this episode we discuss her views on the size and scope of government, Donald Trump and what she would do as Toronto's mayor.
Oct 17, 2018
Timology 6 - Recession?
Class is in session for the latest edition of Timology. Today I battle through an early winter head cold to reveal the state of the economy. With interest rates rising and the stock market sputtering there is a lot of concern out there. Rightly so. I think that the chances of a recession in 2019 are very real. (cont...)
Oct 10, 2018
S02E11 - The Battle of the Sexes
I always start the show by saying this is your Wednesday night drive home. But tonight that’s particularly accurate. My niece Alex Byrne and I recorded this week’s episode during an interminable four hour post-thanksgiving drive. We’ve edited this episode down to just the most offensive bits so I hope you enjoy it! (cont...)
Oct 3, 2018
S02E10 - Hotel Confidential - Cut costs while travelling for business
Hotels are strange places. They insist on providing all the comforts of home but everything is a little...off. Tiny shampoo bottles, tiny bottles of booze in tiny refrigerators. If your job is anything like mine you’ve probably spent way too much in time in those weird little rooms. (cont...)
Sep 26, 2018
S02E09 - Tim vs. Sarah - Toronto Votes 2018
The race to become Toronto’s next mayor is grinding towards it’s inevitable conclusion on October 22nd. The race started with dozens of candidates. That number has been whittled down to just just four viable candidates. One of the more unexpected survivors in this political deathmatch is an unassuming house mom named Sarah Climenhaga. Sarah doesn’t have the usual political credentials of most candidates. That’s what made her so interesting to Tim who invited her onto this week’s episode. (cont...)
Sep 19, 2018
S02E08 - Markham has a mayor (just not sure who)
Tim continues his election coverage this week by travelling to Markham, Ontario. He’s invited young up and comer Abdul Malik to join him this week. Abdul is just 30 years old and that’s why Tim wanted to sit down with him. The pair don’t always see eye to eye politically. But they didn’t stop them from having a lively debate. (cont..)
Sep 12, 2018
S02E07 - Who's your mayor?
These are exciting times in Ontario. Towns and cities across our fair province will be hiring new mayors in October. I’ve invited Toronto mayoral candidate Gautam Nath to join me in the studio. This is the first time Gautam has ever run for elected office. (cont...)
Sep 5, 2018
S02E06 - Kicked to the Curb and Still Naked
In the second part of Tim’s visit to the good folks at Curb Signs he takes questions from a thoroughly overwhelmed audience. Tim’s truth bombs had left the group somewhat shaken but they were still in good spirits when the first brave member of the audience raised his hand.
Aug 29, 2018
S02E05 - The Naked Truth About Being Too Expensive
There are few things more painful in life than being dragged into a corporate workshop. That is until you go to a Tim Byrne corporate workshop. Instead of the usual droning on about sales projections and team building you get a Tasmanian Devil whirlwind of foul-mouthed truth speak. The good folks at Curb Signs Inc. made the fateful decision to invite our hero to their office in Aurora to deliver a lecture on all things sales. (cont...)
Aug 22, 2018
S02E04 - Two Girls and a Dog of Facilities
Tim is outnumbered in this week’s episode. He’s invited two superstar young women to join him for a conversation about the business of facilities management. Kat Byrne is a familiar voice to regular listeners of the podcast. She’s the General Manager of Byrne on Demand and has the far more difficult job of being Tim’s daughter. Kat is joined by Angelica Levesque, a former Byne employee and now a Senior Project Manager with Promain Exteriors.
Aug 15, 2018
S02E03 - Touch my junk!
William Stefancic is the commercial sales manager with 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Will has been tasked with putting a new emphasis on commercial customers. That’s where Tim comes in. (Cont...)
Aug 8, 2018
S02E02 - An architect's nightmare on my street
The relationship between architects and tradespeople is sometimes less than congenial. Today Tim tries to fix that. He’s invited Stephen Pollock, a Toronto-based architect with more than 20 years experience, onto the show. Tim asks all the questions every tradesperson has wanted to know about they guy behind the drawings. (cont...)
Aug 1, 2018
S02E01 - Bill 143 - We finally get paid!
Things are about to change in the building trades. The Ontario government has decided to radically overhaul the Construction Lien Act. The first set of changes came into effect July 1st. Tim decided he needed a crash course and asked lawyer Olga Morozova to join him for a chat. Olga has worked for all levels of the construction business and knows what’s about to change. (cont...)
Jul 25, 2018
Timology 5 - The psychology of sales
Selling is hard. It’s exhausting physically. It’s exhausting mentally. It’s not for the faint of heart. Tim tries to drive that message home this week when he is once again joined by his sales guys Dylan and Andy. It’s all about the psychology of selling and why the hardest part of the job is dealing with what’s going on in your own head.
Jul 18, 2018
Timology 4 - Tim's Tips for Sales Guys
Tim needed an audience for this week's episode so he invites Stadia sales guys Dylan and Andy into the studio. The three just attended a sales seminar together. There was plenty Tim liked about workshop but, naturally, there was also a lot he disagreed with. So he invited the boys to join him for a post-mortem. (cont...)
Jul 11, 2018
Timology 3 - Tim's Podcast About Podcasts
"Why are you doing this?" Tim gets asked that all the time. Other business owners were totally mystified when Tim first launched the podcast. They couldn't understand why he would risk "offending" potential clients. Today, Tim tried to explain. The construction business is trapped in the past and the old methods of marketing are not working anymore. Spending $10 thousand for a booth at PRSM doesn't make a lot of sense anymore. If cold calling and RFPs are your only method of finding new business you're hopelessly stuck in the past. (CONT...)
Jul 4, 2018
Timology 2 - Why selling is like dating
In the first episode in this series Tim outlined the mathematical formula every great salesman needs to follow. Marketing + relationships + accounting = a sale. Today he reveals the secret to building relationships. It’s a lot like dating. Would you walk up to someone in the bar and say “Hi! I’m really good looking and I’m great in bed.”? It wouldn’t work. It’s the same in sales. You need to form actual relationships with actual people before you can expect to sell anything. (cont...)
Jun 27, 2018
Timology 1 - The Secret to Being a Great Sales Guy
Tim is excited to launch a brand new series for the summer. His “Timology” series will reveal the secrets of great salesman. Tim came by this knowledge the hard way - years of failing. For over 20 years Tim scratched and crawled his way to building a successful business. Along the way he developed a winning strategy for selling his products and services. https://www.timbyrnealmostlive.com/timology-1-the-secret-to-being-a-great-sales-guy
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 21 - Season 1 Blooper Special
Tim celebrates Season 1 with a retrospective episode featuring some of the funniest, dumbest and most offensive clips from the last 20 episodes. cont...
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 20 - Hello Jeff Amos
Tim heads back into the office and welcomes longtime colleague Jeff Amos onto the podcast this week. Jeff has worked with Stadia for 14 years or as Tim likes to say “since Jesus was a cowboy.” Jeff came on-board as a part time worker when he was in his early 20’s. Tim and Jeff went to the same high school and they start this week’s episode sharing war stories. (cont...)
Jun 6, 2018
Episode 19 - Tenders with Dave Angelis from Ivy North
Tim is happy to have a guest from the construction management world on the show this week. There’s lots to be learned which Tim emphasized in his intro in which he entreats the listener to “pay attention” and learn how to price jobs so as not to “look like a fucking retard.” Tim University is now in session. (Cont...)
May 30, 2018
Episode 18 - Suit The Hell Up! with 4 Men United
It wasn’t so long ago that our hero wandered into a clothes shop in Woodbridge. It’s called 4 Men United. It’s run by four brothers born in Canada to an Italian family with a long history in the fashion industry. Tim likes the place. It’s a much more comfortable place to shop than your average men’s store, usually populated by a hungry horde of ravenous salesman. It’s different at 4 Men. But Tim, being Tim, quickly wore out his welcome. (cont...) https://wp.me/p9AUMO-am
May 23, 2018
Episode 17 - Susan Allen's 1st Podcast featuring BOMA Toronto
Tim is really excited for this week’s guest. He somehow managed to convince the President of BOMA Toronto to join him on this edition. Susan Allen has a ton of experience in building management, including a decade at Cadillac Fairview. Tim’s been super-impressed with her work ethic for a long time and was thrilled when she agreed to appear on the show. (cont...) https://www.timbyrnealmostlive.com/episode-17-susan…ing-boma-toronto/
May 16, 2018
Episode 16 - The King Ron Rau
Today Tim has invited Ron Rau to join him on the podcast. Ron is an old friend and together he and Tim have been through a lot together. Career changes and divorces are just two examples. Though Ron is quick to point out that he hasn’t been divorced yet. https://www.timbyrnealmostlive.com/episode-16-the-king-ron-rau/
May 9, 2018
Episode 15 - Cold As Ice with Boston Rob
Tim continues his adventures a the PRSM conference in Nashville this week. This time he’s invited an old friend Boston Rob to join him. Oddly Rob is not from Boston originally but the nickname has stuck over the 15 years Tim has known him. His real name is Rob Atkocaitis. “I have a cream for that.” Tim says. Full show notes: https://www.timbyrnealmostlive.com/episode-15-cold-as-ice-with-boston-rob