Ignite Your Business Radio Show is about and for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Oftentimes, we as small business owners feel like we are an island of one all by ourselves. But, if we take a moment and "zoom-out" to see the bigger picture, we will notice that there is a whole chain of islands all around us, made up of others just like us. Only other small business owners can truly understand the struggles but also the wins we go through. Here on the Ignite Your Business Radio Show, we want to provide you with hope, inspiration, marketing tips, operations advice, and even some humor. After all, we have to enjoy ourselves, life is too short!
James Rose: Automation and How To Reclaim Time
If you take a look around the endless arena of business, and how we communicate with clients, coworkers, and others, you would probably say you wish things would be a little more straightforward. Communication is one of the biggest areas we try to improve within the larger subject of productivity. It is estimated that 75% of global organizations are expected to increase their use of productivity tools in the coming months and years. We’ve seen some amazing tools, concepts, and inventions brought to the forefront, in the name of improving communication, productivity, and more. Our guest today is just one example of the brilliant entrepreneurs who are striving to make not only their work a little easier but the work of those around them, as well. Here at Ignite Your Business, we’re thrilled to talk about Content Snare and more with James Rose!
Peter Amara: What is the first step in the marketing research process?
Even if you yourself don’t drink coffee, the odds are pretty good that virtually everyone around you does. In 2015 alone, we spent over 74 billion dollars on coffee here in the US alone. Imagine what the numbers are like for the industry on a global scale!
We like our coffee, is what I’m saying.
It would almost seem as though the world does not need more coffee shops, but that is not the case. One of the most interesting things to emerge in the past decade is the idea that any kind of retail shop be opened with a specific purpose in mind. The story behind our favorite local haunts has become almost as important to us as what we buy itself, including our favorite magical bean. We can basically pick and choose retailers that reflect our own personalities and beliefs.
To that end, if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about coffee shops opened by and for U.S. military veterans, you’re going to love who we’re talking within this episode!
Elliot, Mike, and Peter are the three remarkable human beings behind the Chosen Joe Coffee Company. They are veterans, entrepreneurs, serious students of business. Years of serving our country have given them a love of our nation, a love of all things coffee, and the desire to use their unique and combined experiences and passions to work with and inspire their fellow veterans.
While Chosen Joe Coffee might be a newly-formed brand, these guys are no strangers to business.
The more you learn about their journey from veterans to opening a coffee shop that seeks to inspire and support other veterans, the more impressed we know you’re going to be.
Latoya Cooper: How to start a Geek Clothing Brand
By the summer of 2019, Disney’s run of movies based on Marvel Comics characters had made over 22 billion in ticket sales. This translates to a lot of people who love to buy things like geek-themed apparel. The average geek is spending over $100 a year on apparel specific to their interests. Some are spending several hundred dollars a year. That only covers apparel. And within geek apparel, you can find entrepreneurs and creative minds creating clothing that hits even more specific notes. Do you know someone who loves geek culture, but they’re also an entrepreneur? Perhaps a veteran, as well? Where would you go to buy such specific items? These are questions answered beautifully by our guest, Latoya Cooper from Chic Geek Apparel.
Amaris Taylor: Event Planning In A Covid World
For an event business empire that began unexpectedly, Amaris Taylor has built a strong, creative business: Simply Chic Soirées. Even in the face of COVID-19, Amaris continues to promote her passion and calling in life, while working with a wide array of clients to make their dreams come true for a special event they will remember always.
Ashley Bush: Eat My F@%*!¥#’ Pies, And Put A Smile On Your Face!
There is something about enjoying homemade baked goods with friends and loved ones that seems to relax the soul. This is not a new feeling. Dating back thousands of years to Egypt, to Ancient Rome, and to the colonies of early America, one consistency remains: People like to come together for a beverage, some baked goods, and perhaps some gossip. With a market size of 11-billion dollars, our love of cookies, cakes, brownies, breads, and other baked goods is not likely to diminish anytime soon. While the COVID-19 pandemic did result in a 1.3% revenue decline for 2020, entrepreneurs from every imaginable background are committed to establishing and succeeding with bakeries of their own. That brings us to our inspiring and uniquely innovative guest. Ashley Bush is the owner of the Buttermilk Baking Company. A Newburyport, Massachusetts essential. Ashley combines two things that make her a perfect entrepreneur for this day and age. She bakes some of the tastiest cakes, muffins, and pies you’re going to find anywhere. She also combines those baked goodies with a wicked sense of humor, and a healthy appreciation of all things meme culture.
Tamika Jackson: Move Over Guys, The Future of Pharmaceuticals is Female
There are wonderwomen and then there are genuine powerhouses like Tamika Jackson. If you're looking to hear about a woman who has thrown everything she has into creating her own empire within a male-dominated field, this is the episode for you. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tamika Jackson of CrO Biosciences.
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Best Crew Ever!
From the time I was first messaged on Instagram for a feature on my and my business Chic Geek Apparel (IG and website of the same name lol), the crew at Ignite Your Business was super amazing. They were all extremely friendly patient and helpful as well as very willing to answer any and all questions that I had (an matter how many emails I sent lol).
Mark, Majid, Max, and Josh - thank you all for your professionalism and help with this experience. It was my first ever podcast interview and I honestly don’t feel like I could have done it with a more awesome crew. Majid and Max - thank you for all of your technical help with ironing out the details in the days leading up to my interview. Josh - thanks for making the experience so pleasant; I feel like I was talking to a friend rather than someone I’d only just “met” on the internet haha.
You guys rock!
Just started listening this morning and I really love it! If you have a business or thinking about starting one this is definitely a great one to listen to!
Amazing experience with a Awesome Crew!
Thank you guys for inviting me on the show to share my views & All the Buzz on running my newly woman owned e-commerce business HoneyFit. Speaking about my experiences running HoneyFitbrand.com was like adding more fuel to my fire & passion about my brand & being a entrepreneur!! It was such a great experience!! I’d like to Thank Josh & the Majid “the IT Magician” for making my Podcast experience a welcoming, stress free & warm experience!!
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