Welcome to the Focus Forward Business Podcast where we share the journeys, stories, and lessons of amazing entrepreneurs!
Hosted by Sturdy McKee of SturdyCoaching.com.
Do you have a great entrepreneurial story and want to be a guest on the show? Get in touch at https://www.matchmaker.fm/podcast/focus-forward-podcast-for-bus-ed0bbc.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 42 with Tim Angelillo
As a successful tech entrepreneur and global business leader, Tim Angelillo brings 15+ years of experience running divisions of publicly traded companies like Yahoo! and Time Warner as well currently founding and leading three start-up businesses in Austin, TX. These experiences allow Tim to share detailed insights on how to apply an entrepreneurial drive and marketing, sales, technology, and management skills both inside global companies and the tech start-up world.
As Global Business Leader for $900 million of revenue overseeing Yahoo! Sports and the Y! Commerce divisions and Executive Director founding and overseeing $100 Million of Sports Illustrated licensing, properties, and retail business units, Tim shares his experience with audiences around the world on the following topics:
5 Keys to Being a Successful, Halfway Sane Start Up Entrepreneur
Be the Entrepreneur in a Global Corporate Machine or Tech Start Up
Apply Your Corporate Experiences and Relationships to Your Own Start Up
Launch Fast, Listen, and Never Fail
Be the Best Brand Ambassador for your Start Up
Lead a Lean, Mean “Team”…of Free Lancers
Entrepreneurship Lesson One: Don’t Know…Teach Yourself, Quickly
The 2 Most Dangerous Items to threaten your Start Up – Cash Flow & Distractions
Pacing? It’s a not a Marathon but a Sprint with no Finish Line
During his talks on any one of these conference topics, Tim offers specific recounts of real-world experience, the lessons and solutions uncovered, and actionable insights the audience members can apply to succeed in their own endeavors.
Tim’s “Real World” experiences include:
Founder/CEO: Sourced Craft Cocktails & Connection Media
VP/Managing Director, R&R Partners the famed ad agency of “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”
Global Business Leader/Executive Director, Yahoo! Sports, Y! Autos, Y! Shopping, Y! Home, and Y! Small Business
Executive Director, Sports Illustrated and SI Golf Group
Tim’s passion is to be of service to consumers, clients, partners, and other tenacious entrepreneurs by sharing his story and solutions that can be applied to companies large and small. Tim is an avid runner using more than 30 miles a week to think up the next business venture and the grateful husband and father of three children, RJ, Cooper, and Grace…all under the age of 10.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 41 with Carrie Morey
Carrie Morey is a lifestyle entrepreneur and founder of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit.
She created Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit as a way to work in the food industry while raising her young daughters and being able to keep her focus on them. She discusses her inspiration and partnering with her mother to launch the company.
Carrie shares some great, and unexpected, lessons from her journey. I won’t give them away here. You’re just gonna have to listen to it in her words.
I hope you enjoy!
Carrie Morey founded Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit with the goal of making her mother’s handmade biscuits accessible nationwide. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit has national retail exposure, 4 eateries and a food truck. Carrie is the author of cookbooks: Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions and Hot Little Suppers (October ‘21), and stars in the docu-series, How She Rolls.
Learn more about Carrie and her entrepreneurial endeavors at the links below.
And by the way, get some biscuits! We sent out our testers across the South and they LOVED them. https://calliesbiscuits.com
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit:
How She Rolls:
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 40 with Rashi Bahri Chitnis
Rashi Bahri Chitnis is an entrepreneur in Santa Barbara, CA who is striving to empower children through language and culture.
Rashi created Shoonya Digital whose mission is to create interactive edutainment content that is inspired by the stories and characters of the world. Think Disney meets
Why Rashi began and how she went about making it happen inspires and informs. Her insights into the entrepreneurial journey will make you think and see in ways you maybe haven’t before.
Learn more about Rashi and her company at the links below.
Shoonya Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/3831263/admin/
Rashi Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/rashibahri
Shoonya Website: https://www.shoonyadigital.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/shoonyakids
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 39 with Renée Rouleau
Renée Rouleau is a trusted and sought-after skin care expert and esthetician loved by celebrities, editors, bloggers and skincare obsessives everywhere. She is based in Austin, TX.
Renée is also a motorcyclist, adventurer, and entrepreneur. She shares with us her need to reinvent her brand to stay fresh through all the changes of the last couple of decades.
I enjoyed talking with and learning more about Renée’s entrepreneurial journey and how she has grown her business in a most counter-intuitive way.
Learn more about Renée and her company at the links below.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 38 with Jackie Summers
Jackie Summers is an entrepreneur and founder at Jack From Brooklyn, makers of the “Perfectly rendered” Sorel liqueur. https://sorelofficial.com
Jackie is the first black person to hold a distilling license in the United States, at least since Prohibition. His determination and persistence got him there, as well as through his 624 attempts at making Sorel delicious AND shelf stable. We are all better off for his diligence.
Listen to Jackie describe and take you through his entrepreneurial journey as he also shares the 500 year journey of sorrel, ultimately leading to the development of Sorel liqueur.
I hope you enjoy Jackie’s story as much as I did.
Learn more about Jackie, Sorel, and his journey at the links below.
Uncle Nearest and Fawn Weaver
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 37 with Aaron Kozinets
Aaron Kozinets is a 25 year old entrepreneur and founder at Influence Hunter (http://influencehunter.com).
Aaron never really thought about working for anyone else, but instead struck out on his own straight out of school. He has spent the last several years figuring out and refining his vision and strategy for Influence Hunter.
Influence Hunter brings the power of online influencers to smaller businesses matching niche influencers with unique brands.
Aaron’s journey is interesting and he shares his lessons and story freely.
I am sure you will enjoy Aaron’s perspective and insights.
Great host and great content
I had the privilege of being a guest on Sturdy’s podcast. I really enjoyed the thoughtful questions he asked as well as the content he is providing on all of the other episodes. Keep up the great work!
Great Stuff!! Keep it coming.
Great Show For Business AND Healthcare
A great Podcast for those in business, healthcare, or both! Subscribe to this one, as the host and guests are amazing!