Featuring entrepreneurs, experts, and other high-achievers, America's Entrepreneur captures the essence of the spirit of America through captivating, inspiring stories meant to provide you massive value for your personal and professional journey. The show is hosted by Aaron Spatz, a U.S. Marine veteran that helps people and brands build trust, get seen, and be bold, through the public relations and podcasting company, Bold Strategy Group (https://boldstrategygroup.us).
#160: Entrepreneurs don't give up with Timber Barker
Timber Barker, CEO and Founder of Boom Interactive, Sneak on the Lot, and Quark Games, shares his entrepreneurial journey, including some serious setbacks, but the grit and determination required to take steps forward. We review the exciting work he's doing through Boom Interactive, a whole new way to model spaces in 3D.
#159: Living your best life with "Sunny" Peiming Sun
Microbiologist turned lifestyle coach, Sunny joins the show to discuss her journey from the world of science and how to make the most of your life!
#158: Overcoming shyness to live a bold life with Fred Joyal
Fred was the co-founder of Futuredontics, the parent company of 1-800-DENTIST, which, over 30 years, generated over $1 billion in revenue. His latest book, Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days, is an Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is also the author of two books for the dental industry, Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth, published in 2010, and Becoming Remarkable: How to Create a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About, published in 2015. He has acted in, written or directed over 200 television commercials and radio spots.
This episode packs a punch and really helps one understand how to overcome shyness and fear in order to live a bold and fulfilling life.
For more information on Fred, go to https://fredjoyal.com
#157: Helping without an agenda with David Salinas
David Salinas is a serial entrepreneur and investor. In 2007 he co founded Digital Surgeons and served as its CEO for over a decade. Under his leadership, the agency delivered award-winning results for clients like Lady Gaga and the U.S Open. Today, Digital Surgeons continues to thrive, having won dozens of awards including the coveted Webby Award and was named a Top Ten Agency for Startups. While CEO of Digital Surgeons, David partnered and launched numerous businesses including being the founder and visionary behind District, a $25M technology and innovation startup ecosystem and real estate development. David’s vision for District stems from his years as an entrepreneur, his passion for economic development, and his desire to improve the environment for small businesses and the communities in which they grow. Other investments and launches include Arccos Golf, Specialty Food Partners (Fmr. Fresh Nation), District Cowork, District Athletic Club, and Venn.
#156: Growing and leading a company with Joel Stevenson
Joel Stevenson is the CEO of Yesware, software that helps high-performing sales teams do meaningful email outreach at scale. Joel shares with us a bit of his corporate journey before assuming his present role, sharing about the challenges associated with leading and scaling a business.
#155: The venture capital journey with Renny McPherson
Renny McPherson is the Managing Partner of First In, an early stage venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity, data intelligence, and dual use technology. Their investment team is comprised of company founders, technical experts, and military veterans. They partner with mission-driven founders and invest primarily in data and security companies, from inception to seed stage to Series A. For more information on Renny and First In, go here: https://wearefirstin.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/renny-mcpherson-1ba5b54/
Aaron is focused on bringing on guests that are relevant to veteran entrepreneur and business owner. This is a great service that allows us to learn from the experience of others.
The business world is full of uncertainty and chaos, which is SOP (standard operating procedure) for almost all Service Members, which is why we (Veterans) are most likely to start a business. However, it’s always great to hear how others solved problems so that we can learn from their experience and prevent making them ourselves.
Aaron’s done a phenomenal job of showing how the leadership traits learned in the military transition to the business world. As a former USMC infantryman it’s refreshing to see someone doing so.