The Small Business Safari

94: Tackling Shoplifters (Literally) and Journeying Into Entrepreneurship with Eric Estevez

Eric Estevez, shares his journey from working at Target to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the real estate and mortgage industry. Estevez shares how his experience in retail taught him the value of hard work and planning, which he applied to his later career. He also credits his success to his mentors and the leadership skills he learned while managing a team of 400 employees. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or already own a small business, Eric without a doubt has some of the best tips! Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


Eric’s Links:

•  LinkedIn | eric-estevez-133b1946

•  Instagram | @theericestevez

•  Website | 

•  Book | 



(03:50) – Eric’s Bio

(17:19) – Learning to Place People in Your Business

(27:36) – Jumping into Real Estate

(39:14) – Qualifying your Life Coach


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Al Mishkoff, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


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