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Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a TriVillage Chamber Partnership podcast, presented by The Village of Marble Cliff.

To run a successful business, you need resources, valuable connections and community recognition. Business Inspires will provide you with the tools, resources, and examples to inspire you to create the business you are envisioning.

With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to stephanie@ chamberpartnership.org

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Business Inspires Tri-Village Chamber Partnership

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Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a TriVillage Chamber Partnership podcast, presented by The Village of Marble Cliff.

To run a successful business, you need resources, valuable connections and community recognition. Business Inspires will provide you with the tools, resources, and examples to inspire you to create the business you are envisioning.

With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to stephanie@ chamberpartnership.org

https://www.chamberpartnership.org

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast player.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

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    Kip Morse - Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

    Kip Morse - Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

    We talk with Kip Morse, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio. (https://www.bbb.org/centralohio/get-to-know-us/about-us/key-staff/)


    The BBB is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2020.


    The BBB has about 2 million consumers that visit the local website each year to find businesses that they can trust and find out about scams or bad business practices that might be happening in the community.


    The membership years ago changed to an accreditation, which is an evaluation based on standards. The BBB has a process to evaluate businesses on standards relative to their advertising practices in general and on the internet, their licensing, how they handle complaints, whether they were previously associated with a company that had problems. All this to set standards for how to build trust with the consumers.


    During the first weeks of the COVID-19 quarantine, there were collaborations with chambers, associations and some of the government agencies. The idea was that the BBB wanted to be able to drive the public quickly to the resources that they need.


    Since the pandemic shutdown, now moving forward, every small business is now a startup and has to think that way. The hustle and the grind. Every small business is in that world now.


    Businesses are really trying to hyper focus on where they can be most relevant and valuable, and have the biggest impact. You need to focus on, and really take a hard look at who your customer base is. Focus on them. Care for them.


    www.trustlocal.org


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to david@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:david@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how -


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    • 23 min
    The Cleary Company

    The Cleary Company

    We welcome George Cleary, Found and Owner and Aaron Enfinger, General Manager, of (https://clearycompany.com/) .


    Now at just a year at their new location and showroom, we talk about how their 26 years in business helped them weather the COVID-19 pandemic.


    The Cleary Company (https://www.google.com/maps/dir//989+Old+Henderson+Rd,+Columbus,+OH+43220/@40.051288,-83.0483111,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x88388daf9abb98f7:0xd669bbb266af9c02!2m2!1d-83.0461224!2d40.051288) was classified as an essential business. But they knew they had a huge responsibility in keeping their clients and field employees safe. This included lots of research on safety measures, and following the suggested state of Ohio guidelines.


    The office staff worked from home, as did the designers. Collaboration took place virtually, as did client presentations of the design work for approval.


    As we all were at home more, we all took notice of improvements we needed. And (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Y8cvonI19jU-Onvbws6cw) are seeing home projects still on the rise, including outdoor projects.


    What did they learn during the pandemic? With the help of (https://discover.bath2bath.com/) division in one example.


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to david@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:david@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how -


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    • 30 min
    ActionCOACH Columbus - Business Tips During COVID-19

    ActionCOACH Columbus - Business Tips During COVID-19

    Joining us in this episode is Peg Buehrle and Michelle Calcasola from ActionCOACH Columbus (https://takeactionbusinesscoaching.actioncoach.com/) .


    We have Peg and Michelle on for this episode because of their insights on how they help businesses see opportunities, rather than doom and gloom, during economic downturns. The business community as a whole is experiencing this now during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    How do you effectively work from home? From the business perspective, it's about accountability. Employee perspective, it's about balance of work and family within your home.


    Recommendations for small businesses with employees working from home? Communicate frequently. Have small huddles daily.


    Small businesses need to stick to your vision and goals. Don't compare what we are going through now to the Great Recession. Plus, look for government relief resources available now.


    What is imperative right now is for business owners to focus on the future. From the "essential businesses" perspective, there is still cash flow, but is still a stressful time. You still have employees, but you have to keep them safe.


    Marketing tactics during this time? Has to be changed, your message has to shift. Can your business pivot in the short term to keep employees and cash flow coming?


    This is changing the way we look at our individual businesses. This is and can be an opportunity for your business.


    Why continue being a chamber member? You're not alone, it is community. Plus, there may be chamber resources at your fingertips that you never realized were as valuable as they are right now.


    Stay tuned through the end of the episode to hear about a special offer from ActionCOACH Columbus happening in early April 2020.


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a The Village of Marble Cliff (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to david@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:david@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how -


    http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires (http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires)


    http://chamberpartnership.org/ (http://chamberpartnership.org/)

    • 28 min
    Brush Crazy

    Brush Crazy

    Lisa Lofland and Lori Giffin are sisters, and the proud owners of (https://brushcrazy.com/columbus)


    (https://brushcrazy.com/columbus) is a paint party studio offering canvas, ceramics, wood cutouts and wood signs. The Brush Crazy studio for art enthusiasts and amateurs alike. People can paint what they want, when they want, or schedule one of their artist led classes.


    Lisa has always enjoyed art, and her sister Lori is a creative person as well. Lori loved taking classes at Brush Crazy, a business in Great Falls, Montana, that offers customers a chance to unleash their inner artist. Lori also enjoyed the experience on a visit.


    They both grew up in Columbus, and they both came back to Columbus to be close to family and start this business together.


    As their mother Betsy says in the podcast...


    I am so proud of my daughters. They're doing such a wonderful job. And I don't feel like I have any artistic talent at all. But yet in this studio, I can go in and make something that I'm proud to hang on my wall.I see a wonderful future for them. They have totally changed their lives with this business. And really I think they're helping to change people's lives. We have plenty of people in there that come back over and over. They build relationships with people that come in there. Everybody feels welcome.For more information about Brush Crazy, visit https://brushcrazy.com/columbus (https://brushcrazy.com/columbus?fbclid=IwAR3MWam-LTqGSzXviJWON4cb-JeX3K28jM6VgMlF-oGZvNBCIk3c60o5pd0)


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a The Village of Marble Cliff (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to david@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:david@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how -


    http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires (http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires)


    http://chamberpartnership.org/ (http://chamberpartnership.org/)

    • 28 min
    Robles Designs

    Robles Designs

    "For Entrepreneurs Hell-Bent On Taking Over The World."


    That's what you find as you land on Yasmine Robles website for her website design company, Robles Designs (https://www.roblesdesigns.com/) .


    With over 8 years of design experience within large and small companies, her passion lies in helping your brand flourish and embodying your personality.


    I get to talk to Yasmine about:


    Taking over the TVCP women's networking initiative


    How does she balance work and life? (the secret, take it phases!) and realize there may not be a separation between business and family. Plus, remember keep the family involved.


    Communication is key to a two-entrepreneur family 


    Digital or paper planner/calendar? Maybe both is best - you can check off your task list, a feeling of accomplishment.


    Why is she involved in the chamber? 


    What does she recommend to new entrepreneurs to be successful?


    What are her recommendations on how to improve your website


    Words of wisdom - "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable."


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a The Village of Marble Cliff (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to david@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:david@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how -


    http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires (http://pleasereviewmypodcast.com/businessinspires)


    http://chamberpartnership.org/ (http://chamberpartnership.org/)

    • 28 min
    Club Pilates

    Club Pilates

    We talk with Caitlyn McTigue (https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinmctigue/) , owner of Club Pilates in the Columbus, OH market.


    Caitlyn fell in love with pilates, and soon found herself wanting to bring her love to the Columbus, OH market by purchasing a Club Pilates franchise (https://www.clubpilates.com/about) at the beginning of 2018.


    She talks about opening her first location, and how that has grown into the multiple locations it is today.


    Learn from her growth expansion pains and victories in this very insightful interview.


    Club Pilates is the largest network of Reformer-based group Pilates studios in the world, with more than 800 locations slated to be open by the end of 2020.


    Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a The Village of Marble Cliff (http://marblecliff.org/) . With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the TriVillage Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community.


    To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to stephanie@chamberpartnership.org (mailto:stephanie@chamberpartnership.org)


    Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in Apple Podcasts. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Here's how - http://chamberpartnership.org/ (http://chamberpartnership.org/)

    • 35 min

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JMenninger ,

Great Podcast!

Well done Michelle!

MusicFan1083 ,

Great interviews to get to know local small business owners

I recently discovered this podcast and have really enjoyed the stories. Michelle is a great interviewer and asks great questions so we are not only inspired by the story of the business but also the people behind the business. After listening to an episode I either want to visit the business now or ask the owner to lunch to hear more of their story. Well done and fun podcast.

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