POM033: How to Start a Business with Kevin Matthews

In this episode, Kevin Matthews explains how to start a business and avoid some common pitfalls. He goes through the major steps and reveals where you can find your first customers. We discuss:

  • the steps to start a business
  • how to maintain and grow your business
  • where to find your first customers
  • how to manage your time with a full-time job and a business


Kevin Matthews

Kevin L. Matthews II is a licensed financial advisor, author, and speaker.After obtaining the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses in 2014, Kevin became a financial advisor in New York City where he has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing more than $140 million in his career.


In 2010, Kevin launched BuildingBread, to inspire millennials to set, simplify and achieve any financial goal. Kevin regularly speaks to young adults across the country and has been featured in several media publications and productions including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LearnVest, NerdWallet, and many others.


During his final year of college, he published Brick Theory, a riveting handbook for young adults about the basics of financial literacy. His second book, Starting Point: How To Create Wealth That Lasts, has been selected as the personal finance textbook for multiple high schools throughout the country.


Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hampton University and is a candidate for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation through Northwestern University. In 2017, he was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia.


Resources Mentioned:

The E Myth by Michael Gerber – tips on how to fix and grow your business

The One Thing by Gary Keller – tips on increasing focus and productivity

Bread Winner Circle – Kevin’s Facebook group with information on personal finance

How to Start Investing in 3 Days – guide on how to start investing

Building Bread Newsletter – weekly personal finance newsletter


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