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Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today's global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don't). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every week. Send us your questions or comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com We will answer listener questions in our podcast.

The Unconventional Path: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Stories and Ideas With Bela and Mike Bela Musits and Mike Wasserman

    • Entrepreneurship

Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today's global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don't). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every week. Send us your questions or comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com We will answer listener questions in our podcast.

    EP-72 Matt Scarchilli

    EP-72 Matt Scarchilli

    Hello listeners, today's guest is Matt Scarchilli. Matt started his career as a pharmacist, then a pharmaceutical rep. As a "soccer dad" he saw an opportunity and that led him to Sports Signup, a company he co-founded with John Haller who was one of the founders of MapInfo. Sports Signup was acquired by Time Inc. in 2015. Matt, being too young to just retire and sit on the beach bought the regional Sandler Training franchise and has been growing it ever since.

    You can find more information about Sandler here:
    https://www.winningprocess.sandler.com/


    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or rhonen@phillipslytel.com or check out their website at PhillipsLytle.com.

    The recording of Matt's talk is provided by Channel Albany

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 58 min
    EP-71 Ron Corey - Marine, serial entrepreneur and author.

    EP-71 Ron Corey - Marine, serial entrepreneur and author.

    Hello listeners, today's guest is Ron Coury. A former U.S. Marine, Coury has seen and done a lot in his 45 years in Las Vegas. He is an observational entrepreneur, a "niche finder," in his words. With nearly every venture Ron has undertaken, he identified operational nuances that led to enhanced levels of success. This mindset was fascinating to execute in a young, growing town like Las Vegas since his arrival in 1973.

    Coury has worked as a casino dealer, real estate agent, founder of a limousine service and a partner in bars, restaurants, major graphics and glass companies, along with several automobile dealerships in Nevada and California.

    He has also written a book titled "Tenacity", which is certainly a fitting title for a book about Ron's life.

    You can find Tenacity here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Tenacity-Businessman-Survives-Brooklyn-Corruption-ebook/dp/B07KDLDB66


    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or visit PhillipsLytle.com.

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP-70 Adam Robinson - Founder GetEmails

    EP-70 Adam Robinson - Founder GetEmails

    Hello listeners, today's guest is Adam Robinson, founder of GetEmails. Adam is a serial entrepreneur who started his career working on Wall Street and then the 2008 crash happened. This is when Adam decided to start his entrepreneurial adventure. He has launched several companies including Robly Email Marketing, which was rated number 1 in customer satisfaction across the entire email marketing space. His current company, GetEmails, is pioneering the next generation of email marketing organizations.

    You can find more information about GetEmails here:
    https://getemails.com/

    Check out Adam's blog here:
    https://blog.getemails.com/

    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or visit PhillipsLytle.com.

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP-69 Tom Rosecrans - RockSport Indoor Climbing Gym

    EP-69 Tom Rosecrans - RockSport Indoor Climbing Gym

    Hello listeners, today's guest is Tom Rosecrans. A high school teacher during the day and an entrepreneur rock climber on nights and weekends, Tom and a partner started RockSport, an indoor climbing facility back when most of the world did not know what that was. Over the last 30 years, he has successfully grown the business organically. Ten years ago Tom retired from teaching and recently open a purpose-built facility for his thriving business. We had a wonderful conversation about organic growth, building a community, and several very important things Tom learned about hiring staff.

    You can find more information about RockSport here:
    https://rocksportny.com/

    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or visit PhillipsLytle.com.

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 1 hr
    EP-68 Abe Kamarck - founder of True Made Foods

    EP-68 Abe Kamarck - founder of True Made Foods

    Hello listeners, today's guest is Abe Kamarck, the founder of True Made Foods. We had a wonderful discussion about how his concern for his children's sugar intake spawned True Make Foods and their product line of low sugar/no sugar condiments that are naturally sweetened with vegetables. Abe shared the many challenges of starting a food product business and competing with the "big" boys.

    You can find more information about True Made Foods here:
    https://www.truemadefoods.com/

    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or visit PhillipsLytle.com.

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP-67 Jackie Ducci Author and founder of Ducci and Associates.

    EP-67 Jackie Ducci Author and founder of Ducci and Associates.

    Hello listeners, Today's guest is Jackie Ducci. She is the founder of Ducci and Associates, a recruiting firm that connects companies with prospective employees. We have a great conversation about the important factors in hiring and in looking for a position. Jackie shared some great tips that are important to both companies looking to hire and individuals looking for opportunities. Jacki is also an author of the book, "Almost Hired: What's Really Standing between You and the Job You Want" The title says it all.

    You can find more information about Ducci and Associates here:
    https://ducciassociates.com/

    Jackie's book can be found here:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=jackie+Ducci&ref=nb_sb_noss

    We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.

    Mike and I would like to thank the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP for sponsoring this podcast episode. We are proud to partner with Phillips Lytle because of the entrepreneurial approach they take to legal matters and their long history of success with startup businesses. Please reach out to Phillips Lytle Partner Rich Honen at 518-618-1225 or visit PhillipsLytle.com.

    Thanks for listening,
    Bela and Mike

    • 55 min

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