A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.
Building Community Beyond the Ink
Learn how a favorite body modification studio in Columbus got its start as we meet with the owner of Evolved Body Art, Nick Wolak. After developing a talent for tattooing and piercing during his time in Acapulco, Mexico, Nick returned to Columbus, Ohio to open a body art studio that is known for its unique company culture and their dedication to supporting their employees and guest artists. Evolved Body Art has become a leader in body modification as well as a leader in reducing their environmental impact.
Learn more about their mission at https://www.evolvedbodyart.com/.
No Cookie Cutter Approaches
We spoke with Jenny Saunders, CEO of FCBank, on how their traditional core values help to promote integrity and character in every interaction with both their customers and employees. Listen to how their ‘Cardinal Rules’ are guiding principles for leaders and employees across the financial institution. As a 2020 BBB Torch Award recipient, their dedication and involvement with the Central Ohio community is a driving force of their company culture.
Check out their community involvement at https://fcbank.bank/who-we-are/community-involvement.
Building Your Media Presence
As an award winning journalist who decided to open his own consulting firm in the midst of a pandemic, Scott Light has unique insight into what it takes to engage with the media. Join us as we talk with Scott about how to effectively build media relations, why it's important to have collaborative working relationships with local journalists, and why a plan for crisis communications is vital for any brand, large or small. For more information on Scott Light Consulting, visit scottlightconsulting.com.
What We’ve Learned from COVID
We sat down with Lori Wengerd, the owner and president of Home Care Assistance a 2018 Torch Award recipient, to discuss how COVID-19 changed the in-home care industry, what we've learned from this experience and how to have tough conversations with the aging individuals in your life. For more information on Home Care Assistance visit their website at homecareassistance.com.
The Importance of Business Trust
Join us as we have a conversation with Steve Lekas, cofounder and CEO of Branch Insurance about how important Trust is when it comes to business. Branch was a 2020 Torch Award for Ethics recipient and Steve walks us through how he conceived the idea of Branch, how Branch is building Trust with their customers and what being a Torch Award recipient means to them. To learn more about Branch Insurance, check them out at ourbranch.com.
Tips to Shop Online Safely
We had the opportunity to sit down with Connie Matthews, founder and owner of Reynon Educational Services and Training, and discuss cyber security. 2020 threw plenty of curveballs our way but most everyone was able to get used to working, learning and shopping online with ease. What didn't come naturally? Being prepared to deal with cyber security ourselves without an IT team backing us up. Listen in as Connie offers her tips and advice for making sure you and your information stay safe online.
Thanks to Jordan and everyone at the BBB of Central Ohio for asking me to be a guest on your podcast. I enjoy the variety of guests. Your focus on the entrepreneur in and around Central Ohio is a great opportunity for state and region to take notice of the talent we have in our area. Keep up the great work!