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Starting a new business from scratch is an adventure. On the Scratch Entrepreneur podcast we dig deep into the systems, secrets, and stories of remarkable people who dropped everything to start a healthy profitable business.

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Starting a new business from scratch is an adventure. On the Scratch Entrepreneur podcast we dig deep into the systems, secrets, and stories of remarkable people who dropped everything to start a healthy profitable business.

    Guiding Principles of Switchyard Brewing Company

    Guiding Principles of Switchyard Brewing Company

    Kurtis Cummings founded Switchyard Brewing Company in his garage and then spent 7 years developing the business plan before opening his doors.  In this episode, he breaks down the 8 guiding principles that he developed to get there.  
    We're glad you joined us! 
    Topics covered include:
    Starting the business (5:00) Serving great beer (16:00) Creating a great place to hang out (20:30) Open book management (26:00) A great place to work (37:00) A place to learn (41:00) Giving back to the community (44:00) Special thanks to Kurtis Cummings for taking the time to share the Switchyard Brewing story with us
     
    Contributors to this episode include:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music - Mark Vinten Editing - Christopher Lang If you enjoyed this podcast, there’s a couple of things we need you to do right now: 
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    • 49 min
    Chuck Surack on Online Retail

    Chuck Surack on Online Retail

    Chuck Surack founded Sweetwater Sound in his VW Bus. Now he's closing in on a billion dollars annual revenue.
    Topics discussed include:
    Resources (5:00) Getting started in a VW Bus (12:30) Old tech vs new tech (16:00) Advantages and disadvantages of audio tech (18:45) How the Kurzweil K250 changed everything (20:00) Customer service and sales training (29:00) Trends in audio (33:00) The NAMM Show (35:30) The Amazon threat? (37:45) Acquiring businesses (46:00) Where’s Sweetwater 10 years from now? (54:55) Mentions:
    Business Schooled Podcast Tower of Power NAMM Special thanks to Chuck Surack for sharing Sweetwater's story
    Contributors to this episode include:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music Production - Mark Vinten Audio Editing - Christopher Lang Copy Editing - Talia Chakraborty If you enjoyed this episode, stick around:
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    • 58 min
    Dhar Mann on the Power of Influencer Marketing

    Dhar Mann on the Power of Influencer Marketing

    Dhar Mann grew LiveGlam from a small business to a booming multimillion dollar success through influencer marketing.
    Topics:
    Resources (5:30) Origins (8:45) Growth (15:00) Dhar’s mantra (19:50) Which ideas to pursue (21:00) Learning from failure (24:30) Influencer marketing (32:45) Influencer responsibilities (39:20) How to become an influencer (42:00) Dhar's 5 year plan (45:45) Mentions:
    Gary Vaynerchuk
    Measure What Matters
    Project Management Tool - Monday
     
    Special thanks to Dhar Mann for sharing LiveGlam's story
     
    Contributors to this episode include:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music Production - Mark Vinten Audio Editing - Christopher Lang Copy Editing - Talia Chakraborty If you enjoyed this episode, stick around:
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    • 48 min
    Pat East - 5 Steps to a Healthy Profitable Business

    Pat East - 5 Steps to a Healthy Profitable Business

    Pat East, founder of Hanapin Marketing and director of The Dimension Mill, knows the five things it takes to create a healthy profitable business.
    Do you?
    Hit play to find out.
    Mentions:
    The Tim Ferris Show The 4-Hour Work Week Breakthrough Strategy Siri QuickBooks Digital Marketing Blog Hero Conference Showers Brothers Furniture Factory StoryBrand Clayton Christianson Special thanks to Pat East for sharing his story with us
    Contributors:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music Production - Mark Vinten Audio Editing - Christopher Lang Copy Editing - Talia Chakraborty If you liked this episode, stick around:
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    Abby Gitlitz - Don't Play With Glass

    Abby Gitlitz - Don't Play With Glass

    You’ve been warned since you were small not to play with glass. It’s sharp, it’s fragile, and you’ll get hurt if it breaks. Abby Gitlitz, founder of The Bloomington Creative Glass Center (BCGC), agrees. You’ll get hurt if it breaks, and you can count on it breaking if you blow glass. You’ll get burnt too. But it won’t be a big hurt, and you’ll learn to make art using the medium you’ve been scared of since before you can remember.
    Hit play if you want to hear about:
    magical realism apocalyptic literature and art glass pumpkins the science of blown glass, and more. Some Mentions:
    Shine Insurance Station Eleven Welcome to Night Vale The NeverEnding Story Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Bay Area Glass Institute The MIT Glass Lab Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) Switchyard Park Special thanks to Abby Gitlitz for sharing her story with us
    Contributors:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music Production - Mark Vinten Audio Editing - Christopher Lang Copy Editing - Talia Chakraborty If you enjoyed this episode, stick around:
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    • 50 min
    Pete Yonkman - Walking Billboard for Cook Medical

    Pete Yonkman - Walking Billboard for Cook Medical

    Medical conversations are usually one of two things: confusing, bad news (or both). Join me and Pete Yonkman as we talk medical equipment shop in a way you, your five year old, or your great grandmother would understand. Learn how medical devices changed the face of healthcare forever, how Bill and Gayle Cook went on the entrepreneurial venture of a lifetime, and how Cook President Pete Yonkman once kidnapped a scooter.
     
    Along the way, you’ll gain insight into how to create a positive company culture, how to give back to your community, and how the American healthcare system compares to others around the world.
     
    Still wondering why this episode is titled “walking billboard for cook medical"? Hit play to find out.
      
    Mentions:
    Cook Medical Cook Group Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin The Dimension Mill  
    Special thanks to Pete Yonkman for sharing his story with us
     
    Contributors:
    Host - Jeremy Goodrich Music Production - Mark Vinten Audio Editing - Christopher Lang Copy Editing - Talia Chakraborty If you enjoyed this episode, stick around:
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    • 52 min

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