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Listen to Indy-based entrepreneurs and business-people, their experience and expertise. Have some laughs and learn along the way on this episode of Off the Circle. Your hosts are Douglas Karr and Ryan Grimes. We're sharing motivating stories, newly discovered businesses, exceptional leaders, and other topics associated with the great city of Indianapolis.

An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle Douglas Karr

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Listen to Indy-based entrepreneurs and business-people, their experience and expertise. Have some laughs and learn along the way on this episode of Off the Circle. Your hosts are Douglas Karr and Ryan Grimes. We're sharing motivating stories, newly discovered businesses, exceptional leaders, and other topics associated with the great city of Indianapolis.

    Michael Reynolds of InnovateMap: How Businesses Can Accelerate Their Digital Transformation Due to the Pandemic

    Michael Reynolds of InnovateMap: How Businesses Can Accelerate Their Digital Transformation Due to the Pandemic

    On this episode, we interview Michael Reynolds of InnovateMap. His firm's expertise has been in assisting businesses to develop digital products and experiences. The pandemic has forced a transition of virtually every business to go digital with every aspect of their business. Whether it's their marketing efforts where in-person meetings and conferences have shut down, sales processes and meetings via online video conferencing, or even remote delivery of services... businesses have been forced to adapt and adopt new methods if they hope to survive.


    Michael's firm is proficient at researching behaviors and developing products and roadmaps that meet the markets' needs. Now, more than ever, traditional businesses need to be listening to their prospects and customers to better understand how they can respond with changes in their processes and products to not just survive these difficult times... but to transform their business for the future. Michael provides sage advice for business leaders to plan this digital transformation.
    Special Guest: Mike Reynolds.
    Sponsored By:
    FullStack PEO: FullStack services include payroll processing, tax remittance, benefits administration, worker’s compensation administration, unemployment administration, and HR administrative support - which includes forms and templates, as well as advice and consultation on employment-related matters. Promo Code: offthecircleSupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
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    Innovatemap — Innovatemap is a team of experts in digital product research, branding, marketing, and design.

    • 34 min
    Julie Kratz: How Inclusive Leadership Leads to a Positive Workplace Culture and Better Business Results

    Julie Kratz: How Inclusive Leadership Leads to a Positive Workplace Culture and Better Business Results

    On this episode, we interview Julie Kratz. Julie is the founder and CEO of Next Pivot Point, an accomplished author, and public speaker. Julie is passionate about assisting business leaders focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace to improve business results and workplace culture.


    Julie is an amazing, positive force in the workplace for helping businesses understand how inclusive leadership transforms workplace culture and business results. Julie provides some incredible feedback for how we can listen, be curious, be willing to learn, and become allies in our industry and personal lives when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Julie also provides advice to candidates and employees on how to transfer and leverage their diverse talents to become more attractive to employers.


    Listening to this discussion with Julie is a great way to start your journey. The next steps are to get Julie's incredible books here in the show notes!
    Special Guest: Julie Kratz.
    Sponsored By:
    FullStack PEO: FullStack services include payroll processing, tax remittance, benefits administration, worker’s compensation administration, unemployment administration, and HR administrative support - which includes forms and templates, as well as advice and consultation on employment-related matters. Promo Code: offthecircleSupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
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    Next Pivot Point — Julie Kratz is a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point. Julie develops inclusive workplace cultures through allyship across gender, race, and all dimensions of diversity.Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion — This book explores the need for organizations to meet women where they are at, rather than encouraging women to be more like men, to build a culture that values gender equality, inclusion, and a genuine sense of belonging for everyone – leading together as allies.One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality — Our title ONE is a symbol of this inclusion, men and women together, united on gender challenges, for both men and women. To be true allies, we did our research and found a set of proven strategies, ideas, and stories for men and women to partner together – heart, story, speak, and work-life. When men and women leaders employ these strategies together, they work in lock step, facilitating success. When we use a common approach and common language, we become ONE.Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan for Mid-Career Women — The purpose of Pivot Point is to empower mid-career, high-potential women through building winning career game plans. Even with more women than men graduating from college and becoming middle managers, few make it to the C-suite or to corporate boards. The glass ceiling is still very much in place. In a series of interviews with mid-career, high-potential women, Julie Kratz discovered that women want more actionable tools to implement positive change. Thus, the idea was born.

    • 40 min
    Fullstack PEO and CLA: Business Audits, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Taxes and Wealth Advisory Services

    Fullstack PEO and CLA: Business Audits, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Taxes and Wealth Advisory Services

    On this episode, we interview Randie Dial of CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) and Michael Kelly of FullStack PEO about the importance of financial auditing, taxation, consulting, and wealth advisory services to privately held businesses.


    In May, CLA and FullStack PEO have teamed up to ensure that FullStack PEO customers had access to great financial advisors. We got to speak to Michael and Randie about company growth, tax issues, and when a company should engage with wealth advisory services. CLA is a "cradle to grave" businesses across any industry to provide everything from bookkeeping, to compliance, to financial audits.


    With the pandemic and associated stimulus programs, Randie also discusses PPP loans that the government has been providing businesses due to the pandemic. There's some great advice here for every business owner.


    Specific to FullStack PEO, the CLA team is focused on advising young technology startups, small investors, and non-profits with companies with less than 20 employees.
    Special Guests: Michael Kelly and Randie Dial.
    Sponsored By:
    FullStack PEO: FullStack services include payroll processing, tax remittance, benefits administration, worker’s compensation administration, unemployment administration, and HR administrative support - which includes forms and templates, as well as advice and consultation on employment-related matters. Promo Code: offthecircleSupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
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    CLA — CLA helps clients succeed professionally and personally. CLA exists to create opportunities — for our clients, our people, and our communities. Although we’re a large firm with deep resources, we have never strayed from our commitment to serve clients of all sizes in any location.FullStack PEO — We know HR is challenging when you’re trying to scale. It’s complicated, time-intensive and if you don’t follow the rules and regulations, you’re asking for trouble. That’s where we come in: we take care of all those potential headaches so you don’t have to, and probably for less than you’re spending now.

    • 33 min
    Jack Klemeyer: Leadership Coaching With An Uncertain Future

    Jack Klemeyer: Leadership Coaching With An Uncertain Future

    On this episode, we interview Jack Klemeyer, a veteran business coach with 25 years of experience. Jack provides his insight into the current uncertain economic future of business and how leaders should respond, react, and succeed. On this episode, we discuss some key issues that are near and dear to leaders' hearts during these troubling times:



    How do leaders continue to motivate employees in a downturn?
    How can leaders continue to maintain optimism?
    How do leaders know when to pivot when their industry and cashflow are impacted so severely?
    How do leaders make tough decisions… without making them too late.


    Jack provides some fantastic advice on leading your organization through these uncertain times.
    Special Guest: Jack Klemeyer.
    Sponsored By:
    DK New Media: If you're a marketing and technology firm that isn't driving leads through your online presence, we can help. We help you develop and execute a digital marketing strategy while educating your staff and providing all the resources. Promo Code: offthecircleSupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
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    Grow Your Business™ Coaching — Jack Klemeyer and his elite group of certified Grow Your Business™ advisors and speakers are available to provide talks, workshops, seminars and keynote speeches to groups in all industries and all sizes. The skills, strategies and educational materials included in the Grow Your Business™ Programming is highly flexible and can be customized to fit your particular group and address your specific challenges. From marketing to mindset and from speaking and communications to sales strategies, we’ve got you covered – in a way that will be energizing, fun, inspirational and motivating.Live2Lead — Live2Lead is an annual global leadership event with world-class leaders. Created to share leadership principles and personal growth techniques so you can go and CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

    • 42 min
    Torchlite: The Marketplace for Small Business Salesforce Essentials "Flexperts"

    Torchlite: The Marketplace for Small Business Salesforce Essentials "Flexperts"

    On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, founder and CEO of Torchlite. Susan shares the organization's partnership and focus on supporting small businesses with their Salesforce Essentials implementations and support.


    Salesforce Essentials is a CRM that's specifically designed for small businesses from Salesforce. In true Salesforce fashion, the platform can be tailored to your business, is quite flexible, and has a ton of integration capabilities. Implementing, integrating, or customizing the platform is possible but some companies often don't have the resources or expertise to do it.


    Torchlite worked directly with Salesforce to develop a team of Flexperts that can be hired as needed to assist your small business. As well, Torchlite offers a number of affordable Playbooks - standard packages to get your business up and running.
    Special Guest: Susan Marshall.
    Sponsored By:
    Highbridge: If you're an enterprise Salesforce client and need strategic or technical assistance across any of its cloud platforms or require integration with any other platform, we are the leading strategic firm to ensure you get a return on your Salesforce investment. Promo Code: OFFTHECIRCLESupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
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    Torchlite for Salesforce Essentials — Torchlite is a certified Salesforce Partner with a wide network of trained Advisors ready to help small businesses utilize Salesforce Essentials, Salesforce’s small business solution for customer relationship management.Salesforce Essentials — Get started fast with sales and customer support on the world's #1 CRM for $25 a month.Trailhead — Chances are, your next job will require Salesforce skills. Learn them for free today!

    • 27 min
    How to Lead Like An Ally And Facilitate Inclusion in Your Workplace With Julie Kratz

    How to Lead Like An Ally And Facilitate Inclusion in Your Workplace With Julie Kratz

    On this episode, we interview Julie Kratz. Julie is a speaker, author, and leadership consultant who assists leaders with driving business results with proven strategies to pivot to the next level with diversity and inclusion.


    Despite the best of intentions, very few organizations are reaching their equality goals, even those deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. Our national protests and racial division, combined with the challenges with an economic crisis due to the pandemic, have added more challenges. Women and minorities are overwhelmingly impacted by our crisis.


    Leaders must work harder to be an ally and pivot their businesses to drive diversity and inclusion. This isn't just a political an economic issue, it's proven to be a great business decision.


    Many people are stating we need an honest conversation about diversity and inclusion... this conversation with Julie is just that.
    Special Guest: Julie Kratz.
    Sponsored By:
    FullStack PEO: FullStack services include payroll processing, tax remittance, benefits administration, worker’s compensation administration, unemployment administration, and HR administrative support - which includes forms and templates, as well as advice and consultation on employment-related matters. Promo Code: offthecircleSupport An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle
    Links:
    Next Pivot Point — Next Pivot Point is Julie Kratz's firm. Julie is a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder. Julie develops inclusive workplace cultures through allyship across gender, race, and all dimensions of diversity.Pivot Point Podcast — Join Tedx speaker and inclusive leadership trainer, and author Julie Kratz on this weekly podcast sharing stories about those leading like allies, with tools to develop inclusive leaders and promote diversity at work.Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion — Lead Like an Ally facilitates positive change by including six leadership strategies, such as clean up the culture, stretch talent equally, establish ally networks, manage meeting behavior, promote belonging, and measure success.

    • 43 min

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