12 episodes

Are you a small business owner? This podcast is for you. Welcome to the Extra/Ordinary Podcast, where together we'll discover extraordinary small businesses and the stories behind them. Pop culture has become obsessed with the entrepreneurship stories of Silicon Valley, glorifying enormous investment rounds and worshipping venture capitalists. But the backbone of our economy is made up of small businesses. Their stories might not include an IPO or exit strategy. They may never become a billion-dollar business. But each and every day, millions of small business owners wake up in the morning to deliver a quality product or service, support the local economy, employ their neighbors and follow their passion. We think their stories are worth telling. Join host Angela Giovine as she connects with local business owners who excel at what they do so that you can hear their Extra/Ordinary story.

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    • 4.8, 58 Ratings

Are you a small business owner? This podcast is for you. Welcome to the Extra/Ordinary Podcast, where together we'll discover extraordinary small businesses and the stories behind them. Pop culture has become obsessed with the entrepreneurship stories of Silicon Valley, glorifying enormous investment rounds and worshipping venture capitalists. But the backbone of our economy is made up of small businesses. Their stories might not include an IPO or exit strategy. They may never become a billion-dollar business. But each and every day, millions of small business owners wake up in the morning to deliver a quality product or service, support the local economy, employ their neighbors and follow their passion. We think their stories are worth telling. Join host Angela Giovine as she connects with local business owners who excel at what they do so that you can hear their Extra/Ordinary story.

Are you connected with Extra/Ordinary Small Business?

Instagram: @extraordinarysmallbusiness
Facebook: @extraordinarysmallbusiness
Online: extraordinarysmallbusiness.com -- Sign up for our email!

Want to be featured on Extra/Ordinary Small Business? Head to extraordinarysmallbusiness.com to apply.

    Oat Foundry: Mark Kuhn

    Oat Foundry: Mark Kuhn

    How did Mark Kuhn, CEO and Co-Founder of Oat Foundry, go from an engineering student with an idea to CEO of a small business that builds innovative custom split-flap signs and other creative engineering marvels? We had the opportunity to catch up with Mark and the Oat Foundry crew recently at their new facility in Philadelphia to hear how Mark discovered a weird niche as an intern, how it sparked an entrepreneurial idea, and the twists and turns in the road from startup to small business.

    • 56 min
    US Hole in One: Greg Esterhai

    US Hole in One: Greg Esterhai

    How did Greg Esterhai, co-founder of Interactive Promotions Group, build a business from a dorm room into a lean, mean profitable machine? Two friends with a general idea quickly found a strange niche and parlayed that into a specialized empire. We visited Greg at his office in Haverford Pennsylvania and learned his truly unique story.

    • 47 min
    Dermagrafix: Valerie Weber

    Dermagrafix: Valerie Weber

    Sixteen years after becoming a small business owner, Valerie Weber has grown her business into both a well-known studio for permanent makeup and a top destination for permanent makeup education. We visited Dermagrafix and got Valerie's to take on why she chose to become a master in a specialty area, her conviction for uncompromising quality and seizing opportunities when they present themselves in order to will dreams into reality.

    • 34 min
    Gannon Insurance Agency: Steve Gannon

    Gannon Insurance Agency: Steve Gannon

    Steve Gannon, owner of Gannon Insurance Agency, runs a successful independent insurance agency, providing personalized customer service and value to its loyal customer base. How has Steve built an agency with a sterling reputation and engaged employees who are happy to come to work? That’s the topic of this episode of Extra/Ordinary Small Business.

    • 43 min
    Zanya Spa Salon: Zanya Gissler & Filomena Cook

    Zanya Spa Salon: Zanya Gissler & Filomena Cook

    Guests on this episode: Zanya Gissler & Filomena Cook, owners of Zanya Spa Salon. This extraordinary small business is headed by 2 yin and yang business partners whose talents complement each other to form a killer business combination.  We learned a lot about what it means to run a small business with a large staff, how to overcome setbacks and how to succeed in a business partnership. Whether you are a small business owner or just love to support small and local businesses, this show is for you.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Owowcow Creamery: John Fezzuoglio

    Owowcow Creamery: John Fezzuoglio

    We sat down with John Fezzuoglio, master ice cream maker and owner of Owowcow Creamery. We visited John in his Lambertville, New Jersey ice cream shop to dive deeper on how he became an extraordinary small business. Was it a killer social media strategy? Was it clever marketing? This story is one about a relentless focus on authenticity and crafting the best product possible. Whether you are a small business owner or just love to support small and local businesses, this show is for you.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

12345Graham ,

Excellent stories of business success

I love the concept of this podcast and hearing about small business success. Every story is inspiring but also enlightening and the takeaways have always been applicable to other businesses even in other industries.

Susan L W ,

Stories worth hearing

Loved your interview with the fabulous Zanya and Filomena of ZANYA Spa Salon. Great questions and a wonderful way to learn about our local, successful business owners.

Beth SZ ,

Great podcast!

I am thoroughly enjoying listening to these stories about local entrepreneurs. I like that the stories focus on people from different industries and from people who got where they are now in different ways. I particularly like the final two questions of the interviews.

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