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Ep 33 – Reflection 2020 – Big Truths of Small Business Podcast

On this last day of the year in 2020, we reflect on what this year has meant for us in business, the things we learned through starting this Podcast in early 2020, our favorite shows and moments, and what we are pointing towards in 2021 for the show. There are some exciting new things happening on the Big Truths of Small Business!

Ep 32 – I See YOU

The Big Truths of Small Business continues to deliver on our promise to bring you deeply thought out philosophies and tactics to improve the way you think, react, spend, grow, and nurture your business. This “I See You” episode discusses how to your customers, vendors, and employees feel valued and significant.

Ep 31 – Beauty or a Beast?

Travis and Joe bring an enlightening subject matter to the table that we haven’t thought about in this way. How do you view your business? Do you focus on the negatives or the positives? Is your business a Beauty? or a Beast?

Ep 30 – What to do When Uncertainty Strikes In Your Business

Uncertainty– it can wreak havoc in your life and business if not put into perspective. Co-hosts Travis Cassell and Joe Watkins share their research and experience on how to turn uncertainty into opportunities and put into perspective.

Ep 29 – What are the Blind Spots in Your Small Business?

Often times as small business owners we assume we have all of the answers, which contributes to managing our business in tunnel vision. Founders of YesiRent Property Management out of Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell share their thoughts on the dangers of Blind Spots and what to do about them.

Ep 28 – Targeting Your Customer – More Critical to Success than We Realize

The YesiRent Boys keep delivering the goods! Week after week, Joe and Travis spend hours breaking down the problems, ideas, and solutions in their business, YesiRent Property Management, and they give you all that experience in an hour show. Targeting your customer is the topic this week, and they have delivered once again. Please rate our show on your podcast platform. Share and like …

Ep 27 – The Basics of the House Flipping Business – by Joe Watkins

Joe Watkins, co-host of Big Truths of Small Business, has personally flipped over 400 properties in his real estate career. In this episode, he outlines the basics, the opportunities, the pitfalls, and much more for the new real estate investor looking to flip a house for profit.

Ep 26 – The Art of Reconciliation in Your Relationships

Travis and Joe talk philosophy quite a bit on the Big Truths of Small Business. We think it’s important to always be self aware, seek wisdom and knowledge, learn from others, and build relationships. In this episode we discuss the importance of reconciling relationships in your life that are broken, severed, mildly needing repair or anything in between. When your funeral is the one …

Ep 25 – Self-imposed Stress by the Business Owner – Why and How to Identify & Resolve

It has been proven by many doctors and scientists that stress is a leading cause of all of kinds of health problems and risks. But how does stress impact you in business; and moreover, who is creating the most stress in your business? The Big Truths of Small Business podcast, hosted by Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell and sponsored by YesiRent Property Management, explores …

Ep 24 – Motorcycle Racer Runs a Passion Play Business – Interview with Tim Morris of ValuCycle

Tim Morris, owner of ValuCycle in Conyers, GA, unveils his story from Emory University, to Physician’s Assistant (P.A.) to Motorcycle Racer to Motorcycle Shop Ownership. Learn how one man positioned himself and his business for lifestyle as Joe and Travis uncover the strategies we all need to strive for in our small business. Check out all of our podcasts at

Ep 23 – Learn How NAYSAYERS can be Identified in Your Business and Life – and a Live Performance of “The Naysayers” Song

The Big Truths goes deep on this episode as we dive into understanding how the Naysayers in your life and business affect you. What are the different types of Naysayers? How do you identify Naysayers? Could there be good Naysayers in your ear? We are also thrilled to unveil a live performance of “Naysayers” written and performed by Joe Watkins, the co-host of the …

Ep 22 – Super Fan Crashes the Show – A Young Entrepreneur Asks Questions

We are mixing it up today when one of our super fans, Alex Jenkins, 21 years old, crashes our podcast studio, and we decided to bring him in on the show for a questions and answer session. Joe and Travis pour wisdom back at the next generation.

Ep 21 – UnSelling – How to Really Serve and Sell Your Clients – Back with Clay Cutts, Square Peg Counseling & Coaching

Back with Clay Cutts with Square Peg Consulting & Coaching, Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell of YesiRent Property Management take a deep dive into a mystery that all businesses can identify with–how do we sell to more clients and raise our conversion ratios. We unpack the idea of UNSELLING in this episode of BIG Truths of Small Business where building trust and serving the …

Ep 20 – How Does Your Company Culture Affect Business? – Interview with Bret Eldridge, Director of National Accounts for Hoshizaki America

At the Big Truths, we are always trying to dig deep to discover the hidden gems of what makes good business good, and bad business bad. We have brought you a diamond today. Bret Eldridge, Director of National Accounts for Hoshizaki America, a leading commercial ice machine manufacturer, shares his thoughts with Joe and Travis about how his 25+ years at Chick-fil-A shaped him, …

Ep 19 – Fake News – How Does it Affect Your Small Business? with Guest Dan the Man

We are in a time when our President throws around the term “Fake News” often. At the Big Truths, we are always trying to discover thoughts, angles, truths, and disruptors in our small business. So what fake news is in your organization and how does it affect you? And as a bonus this week, we get the “Dan Angle” from a regular contributor, Dan …

Ep 18 – Mindset – the Importance it Plays in every aspect of your Business – an Interview with Clay Cutts, Business Coach & Therapist

We have a fantastic interview with Clay Cutts, owner of Square Peg Counseling & Coaching, LLC in Peachtree City, GA, who specializes in business coaching. We take and in-depth look at MINDSET and the role it plays throughout our business, our life, and our people as small business owners. Prepare to be challenged in your way of thinking.

Ep 17 – Becoming a Small Business Owner by Buying the Business You Work For – Interview with Jef Bass, an Emmy Winning Audio Video Producer

The YesiRent Boys, Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell, have an exclusive interview with Emmy winning and Grammy nominated owner of Sound Around Audio Video, Jef Bass. We discuss his story of working hard, which led to the opportunity to purchase his boss’s business; how life’s circumstances can change your outlook on business; and the importance of quality audio and video in your small business …

Ep 16 – The Impact of a Coach, Counselor, or Board of Directors in your BIZ – Interview with Sherri Dodd, Founder of Advance Global Coaching

This is a must-listen show about the power of having a coach or board of directors or outside council in your small business. Sherri Dodd, Founder of Advance Global Coaching (, shares fantastic specifics of the true purpose of a coach, the difference between coaches and counselors, and what to think about when forming a board of directors. She also shares how her Christian …

Ep 15 – The Effects of COVID-19 on your Business – Clearing your Headspace in Chaos

The YesiRent Boys dive into how Covid-19 has affected small business owners and their staff and discuss techniques to clear your head space to get focused on what’s important in the midst of chaos.

Ep 14 – The Power of Empathy in the Art of Negotiations

We often reveal that the soft skills are the most powerful skills needed to help other skills. This show discusses how empathy and compassion are critical in winning negotiations and making all sides feel like they got a win as well. The show hosts, Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell, also the the owners of YesiRent Property Management, navigate their way through leanings in negotiations.

Ep 13 – The Rebound – How to get Excited about Your Business Again!

As small business owners, we recognize that it is very important to be excited about your business in order to keep pressing on and building that lasting business that meets our goals. But, often times we find ourselves in a trench or dull spot of our business lacking the excitement to keep building it. Travis and Joe discuss some techniques and perspectives that may …

Ep 12 – What does it take to Get in the “ZONE” while working?

Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell, with YesiRent Property Management, explore how small business owners can get into the “ZONE” to accomplish things at an incredibly high level. They compare athletes to business people and give you a step-by-step analysis as to how to get yourself in the Zone more often in your small business.

Ep 11 – Act 2, Part 2 – Where we discuss the “Journey” in a Conversation with Randy Dodd, a Missionary, and Best-selling Author.

The YesiRent Boys are back to further their discussion on Act 2 in our business and lives. They believe the “Journey” in Act 2 represents some of the most important learnings you will ever learn. People and relationships continue to be more important as you move through the ACTS of life and business. Journey with them as they include a special guest, Randy Dodd, …

Ep 10 – Part 1 – Reflecting on “Act 2” in your Professional Life. What Does it Mean?

Travis and Joe introduce a new way to look at your Business Career. Think of it as a play with Act 1, 2, and 3. We will open up discussion on what we think Act 2 means, what are the learnings thus far, what influences do we have on others in business, and how do we take most advantage of the Act 2 season …

Ep 9 – The 1st Aftershow – It Ain’t Easy, But It’s Worth It

Super Excited to share our VERY 1st AFTERSHOW! Often times, Big Truths are revealed after we hit the stop button on the recording. Some of our best thoughts are shared when the camera isn’t rolling. Now hear these thoughts–unfiltered, unplanned, disorganized, but often fruitful nugget revealing. ALSO, listen to the just released new SONG by the YesiRent Boys called “It Ain’t Easy, But It’s …

Ep 8 – Why the Tape Measure is VERY important in Your Business

What does the tape measure have to do with your business if you are not a contractor? A lot! The tape measure represents everything you are measuring in your small business. Learn Joe and Travis’s spin on how data is vital to reposition, double-down, or abandon things you are doing, as well as many other uses of the tape measure.

Ep 7 – “Humility” is the Most Powerful Soft Skill or Approach in Small Business

Travis and Joe are constantly searching for how to better grow their small business, YesiRent Property Management, into a profitable, serving, and significant company in Atlanta. We recognize soft skills as valuable and important keys to this goal. We reveal the most powerful soft skill of all in this episode and explore its power in business and relationships.

Ep 6 – How Personal Biases Affect your Business Decisions – Part 2

Travis and Joe are back to discuss a favorite subject in seeking truths of small business – personal biases. We invited an real estate agent that works with YesiRealty, our sister company, to join the show as well. We discuss level 1 and level 2 thinking and the differences of both.

Ep 5 – Learn How Your Personal Biases Affect Your Business, Family, & Future – Part 1

Joe & Travis invite “Dan the Man” (Dan Watkins) to discuss the bitter truths of how everyone’s cognitive biases enter into every decision. This is part 1 of a several part series. Learn about anchor bias, recent bias, relationship bias, and others. We believe this deep dive into how we think and make decisions is foundational to understanding how to improve and make the …

Ep 4 – Surviving and Gleaning Deep Business Truths out of the 2009 Crash – Interview with Mark Brittain

Learn how Mark Brittain, an Atlanta-based real estate and general practice attorney, survived and learned painful business lessons during the 2009 Economic Crash. Out of these lessons of triumph, then the fall, then the rebuild, Mark changed how he saw his business, and how he saw many of the business relationships around him. When money got scarce, he discovered more about himself and his …

Ep 3 – How running a church is similar to a small business? – an Interview with Pastor Jonathan Andersen of Harvest Point UMC

Jonathan Andersen, Pastor of Harvest Point United Methodist Church in Locust Grove, Georgia for 3 years, explores with the YesiRent Boys how running a local church is similar to running a small business. We discuss immediate similarities around the Covid-19 pandemic in our midst currently, as a well as other operational similarities and differences. More than ever, local pastors are keeping a pulse on …

Ep 2 – How Integrity and Faith shaped Stephen Bové’s contracting business – an Interview

Stephen Bové, a sole proprietor in the electrical, HVAC, and plumbing business, had a unique upbringing being raised in the jungle as a son of a missionary family. He continued that life by raising his family in Venezuela in a tribal community for 17 years sharing the Gospel. Being fluent in 5 current languages, and a expert in 2 ancient languages (Hebrew and Greek), …

Ep 1 – How the Internet Changed Power Plus – an Interview with Jerry Barber

Learn how Jerry Barber, owner of Power Plus and, adapted to a changing climate in the late 90s as his business went from the catalogs to the web. Building blocks of his small business are revealed throughout this classic, hard-working story of a small business man from Georgia.

The Rental Property Hangover Podcast

Property management is anything but boring so why not have fun and learn how to maximize your investment!


Ep 15 – The YesiRent Boys forecast 2021 Atlanta Real Estate

Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell, our hosts, and founders of YesiRent Property Management out of McDonough, GA (Atlanta Metro), use there experience and finger on the pulse of the Atlanta real estate market and give you a peek into what 2021 might bring for your investment properties.

Ep 14 – 10 Things You Should Know About Landlord Liability and Exposure

Stay informed with the Rental Property Hangover as we give essential information on this episode about the Insurances needed and the potential liability exposures that rental property owners face as landlords.

Ep 13 – Should I Sell My Rental Property? What are the Consequences?

As property managers at YesiRent Property Management, we get asked all of the time- “Should I sell my rental property now?” The answer to this question is more loaded than just what the market is doing right now. Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell explore some of those additional things to think about when selling your rental property. If you have topics you would like …

Ep 12 – Will the 2020 Presidential Election Affect Your Rental Property?

Joe and Travis usually don’t include politics into this The Rental Property Hangover podcast, but it had to been done this week. As we all know, an election is super close and the consequences of this election could bear down on rental property owners. We get a little crazy on this one, but the message and content is there.

Ep 11 – Top Rental Property HVAC Maintenance and Replacement Advice from a Professional – William Gilmer

William Gilmer, owner of Gilmer’s Home Choice, a Georgia-based HVAC service company specializing in rental property owners and management companies, discusses key things to consider when maintaining and/or replacing your HVAC system. The HVAC system is one of the most important items to consider during the ownership of your rental properties. The Rental Property Hangover is brought to you by YesiRent Property Management.

Ep 10 – How a Rental Property Owner Learned from his FIRST Rental Property Investment – with Jake Adams

Jake Adams, an owner of many rental properties in several states, discusses his experiences during his first rental property purchase and other learnings as a real estate investor. Joe and Travis, with YesiRent Property Management, always like to interview actual real estate investors and glean real-life learnings on The Rental Property Hangover podcast. (Read More Here)

Ep 9 – Building Your Rental Property Investment Team – Who are the Players?

If you are a serious investor, one of the most important things you need to do is build a team of professionals that can help you build your rental portfolio, manage it, insure it, give legal advice, etc. Joe and Travis of YesiRent Property Management are serious investors with 500 flips and dozens of rental properties themselves. They share the primary relationships that are …

Ep 8 – When do you Hire a Property Manager? and Why?

Your hosts Travis Cassell and Joe Watkins, of YesiRent Property Management, give you the bottom line on when to hire a property management company or property manager for your rental property. They scratch the surface as to why as well. You may be surprised at their answers….

Ep 7 – What are the Primary Tax Advantages when Owning Rental Properties?

Founders of YesiRent Property Management in Atlanta discuss how to save on your taxes by owning rental properties. These tax advantages are often undervalued by rookie investors. (Read More Here)

Ep 6 – Should I Buy Rental Properties in a High Market?

We often get the question asking when is the right time to buy rental properties. Should I wait for a low market? Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell give you some unique thoughts to buying properties in any market.

Ep 5 – Leverage – How to Use Debt Appropriately in Real Estate

Joe and Travis with YesiRent Property Management discuss how to use debt or leverage to your advantage in your real estate transactions. They discuss the key benefits and things to look out for when borrowing money for your rental properties.

Ep 4 – The “Purchase” of your Rental Property may be the Most Important Decision you make

The Founders of YesiRent Property Management discuss perhaps the most important decision you will ever make when starting your rental portfolio–the purchase. The when? why? how? where? This cannot be underestimated when evaluating the long-term success of your rental property investments. (Read More Here)

Ep 3 – What Legal Entities or Structure should be considered for Ownership in Your Rental Properties?

The Founders of YesiRent Property Management discuss briefly the advantages of deeding your rental properties to a legal entity for protection and anonymity. We are not attorneys, so please consult your legal counsel before making any decisions. (Read More Here)

Ep 2 – How to Attract the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

We explore some of the fundamentals any landlord should consider when procuring a new tenant for their rental property. After having placed thousand of tenants with YesiRent Property Management, Joe and Travis give you their inside experience to bring in the best tenants! (Read More Here)

Ep 1 – Tenant Screening Fundamentals for your Rental Properties

This inaugural episode of The Rental Property Hangover discusses the basics and importance of proper tenant screening. This is one of the foundational steps towards long-term success in the rental business. Joe Watkins and Travis Cassell (The YesiRent Boys), founders of YesiRent Property Management give their decades of experience in this very important property management principle – tenant screening.

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