20 episodes

In The Bunker is a Podcast that explores the biggest challenges in starting and running a business. Hosted by Joshua Maddux, an entrepreneur and business owner himself. Joshua sits down with business owners to talk about the challenges they have faced, the lessons they have learned, and how we can all grow from it.

We are on an every other week release cycle at the moment.

In The Bunker Joshua Maddux

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

In The Bunker is a Podcast that explores the biggest challenges in starting and running a business. Hosted by Joshua Maddux, an entrepreneur and business owner himself. Joshua sits down with business owners to talk about the challenges they have faced, the lessons they have learned, and how we can all grow from it.

We are on an every other week release cycle at the moment.

    The Necessity Of Starting A Business

    The Necessity Of Starting A Business

    Summary:
    In this episode of "In The Bunker," we're joined by Christopher Velona, CEO of CSG Consulting. Christopher discusses the unique challenges of being a single dad to a child with a rare disease while trying to grow his consulting business. He shares his journey of starting a business out of necessity, his continuous struggle with client acquisition, and the importance of family during these trying times.
    Our episode highlights:
    Christopher's personal story of becoming a stay-at-home single father and starting his business.The ongoing challenge of attracting clients in a competitive digital marketing landscape.Insights into balancing family life, particularly with a child requiring special care, and professional responsibilities.Advice for entrepreneurs and business owners facing similar personal and professional challenges.
    Bio:
    Christopher Velona is an experienced professional in sales, marketing, branding, and consulting. His journey includes overcoming personal and professional adversities while supporting his family and managing his son's rare disease. Christopher's expertise extends to outside sales territory management and leadership, with a compassionate approach to helping others.

    Links:
    Website (CSG Consulting): http://www.consultingwithcsg.comInstagram (CSG Consultants): https://www.instagram.com/csg_consultants/Facebook (Velona International): https://www.facebook.com/VelonaInt/LinkedIn Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/csginc/LinkedIn Personal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophervelona/
    Project Sebastian:
    Website: https://www.projectsebastian.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectsebastian1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectsebi

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    • 21 min
    Let's Spent $1,000,000 on Facebook Ads...

    Let's Spent $1,000,000 on Facebook Ads...

    Summary:
    Join us in this episode of "In The Bunker," featuring digital marketing expert Charley Tichenor. With over seven years of experience, Charley has successfully navigated the challenges of the evolving digital landscape, overcoming rising costs and decreasing global consensus. He shares insights on building brands in this dynamic field and strategies for effectively planning for business scaling.
    Our episode highlights:
    Charley's background and rise to becoming a top Facebook advertiser in the U.S.The challenges of adapting to constant changes in digital marketing and maintaining competitiveness on popular platforms.Strategies Charley used to overcome rising costs and changes in the digital marketing world.Advice for entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, focusing on market saturation, the effectiveness of different marketing channels, and the importance of strategic planning and better tracking.
    Bio:
    Charles "Charley" Tichenor, a top Facebook advertiser in the United States, specializes in strategic and creative problem-solving in digital marketing. He has a deep understanding of the digital landscape and its continuous evolution. Charley has a rich history of helping brands grow in the competitive digital space, leveraging his expertise to guide businesses through challenges like rising costs and evolving market dynamics.

    Links:
    Website: http://www.facebookdisrupter.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kl2OhNRZ1rH_4bnd0Ap7gInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ctthedisrupter/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTtheDisrupterLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleytichenoriv/


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    • 41 min
    Trial & Error

    Trial & Error

    Summary:
    In this episode of "In The Bunker," join us as we explore the entrepreneurial journey of Brian Gaddis and Jesse Johnson, owners of DFW Metroplex Bubble Ball. They delve into their experiences of understanding and implementing effective marketing strategies, overcoming challenges in product quality and vendor logistics, and the unique aspects of buying and scaling a business.
    Our episode highlights:
    Brian and Jesse’s background and how they ventured into the world of bubble ball.Challenges in determining the most effective marketing strategies and their approach to trial and error in business.Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on their business and the experience of purchasing an existing business.Valuable advice for fellow entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, including market saturation, the efficacy of Google Ads, and the importance of better tracking and analytics.
    Bio:
    Brian Gaddis and Jesse Johnson bring their respective backgrounds in recreation and sports management to the world of bubble ball. Brian, a Texas State University alum, and Jesse, a graduate of Western Michigan University and UNT, combined their expertise to purchase and grow DFW Metroplex Bubble Ball. They specialize in offering unique and engaging bubble ball events in the Dallas area, leveraging their knowledge and skills in the recreation industry.
    Links:
    Website: http://www.dfwbubbleball.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dfwmetroplexbubbleballInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dfwbubbleball/LinkedIn (Brian Gaddis): https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-gaddis-28992241

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    • 28 min
    Raising Money

    Raising Money

    Summary:
    In this engaging episode of "In The Bunker," we welcome Matthew Lopez, a fractional startup General Counsel. Matthew brings unique insights into helping early-stage startups navigate legal complexities, with a focus on avoiding legal pitfalls, fundraising, and scaling. He shares his experience in offering diverse payment structures for his services and his approach to working with investors and startups from a legal and financial standpoint.
    Our episode highlights:
    Matthew's innovative approach to providing general counsel services fractionally.Challenges faced in raising funds and scaling startups, with specific legal perspectives.Practical advice for startups on finding advisors and asking for help.Matthew's unique methodology in helping startups set up legal structures and make informed decisions.
    Bio:
    Matthew Lopez specializes in assisting early-stage startups as a fractional General Counsel. He adopts a venture capital approach to his practice, understanding the constraints startups face in affording quality legal assistance. With a background in both law and accounting, Matthew has a comprehensive understanding of the legal and financial challenges startups encounter. He offers various payment options, including equity and monetary compensation, aligning his services with the needs of startups.
    Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewtlopez/

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    • 33 min
    Refining and Defining Who I am and How I Fit The Role

    Refining and Defining Who I am and How I Fit The Role

    Summary:
    In this episode of "In The Bunker," Frank Schieber, Sr. Demand Generation Manager at Virtusa, shares his personal journey of overcoming employment gaps and the challenges of staying ahead in the fast-paced world of marketing. Frank discusses how he refined and defined his role in the industry, offering valuable insights and advice for those navigating similar career challenges.
    Our episode highlights:
    Frank’s experience with employment gaps and the stigma associated with them.His approach to evolving and adapting in the field of marketing and demand generation.Strategies Frank used to overcome his biggest business challenges.Frank's advice for individuals currently facing career challenges, emphasizing continuous learning, self-definition, and the importance of a strong support system.
    Bio:
    Frank Schieber is a metro Atlanta-based marketing expert with a wealth of experience in campaign strategy, management, communications, and analytics for B2B technology brands and select non-profit organizations. He is an influential figure in the field, known for his innovative approaches to marketing and demand generation. Frank holds a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Georgia. His academic accolades also include Data Science and Data Analytics certifications from General Assembly. Additionally, Frank serves as Vice President and Board Director for The Carnegie Writers, a Nashville-based volunteer non-profit organization.
    Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankschieberWebsite: https://www.frankschieber.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/frank.schieber/IG: https://www.instagram.com/frankschieber/
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    • 29 min
    Learning Disability Is A Gift

    Learning Disability Is A Gift

    How a learning disability can be a gift. Join Joshua Maddux has he talks with Andrew Calderella this week on In The Bunker Podcast.
    Our episode highlights:
    Be a responsible business owner.
    Bio: Andrew was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1966 to parents fighting for the civil rights movement. His life is a combination of The Rocky Story, Think and Grow Rich, & The Celestine Prophecy on Steroids! He has been through so many harrowing and intense situations that those stories alone could fill volumes. He has overcome dyslexia, other learning disabilities, being legally blind in one eye, and being bullied to become a school leader, athlete and attain university degrees in Speech & Communications, Religious Studies, and Eastern Philosophy. He has lived overseas, traveled the world, is a martial artist, yogi, and what many call a health and fitness fanatic. He is a serial entrepreneur and has run a successful strategic consulting firm for over 20 years. He is the creator of The 7th Foundation, The One Show, The One Tribe, One Movement, One Party, and the bestselling author of The Way, 7 Revolutionary Steps to Living a Meaningful Life & Making a Real Difference in the World.
    Andrew is an inspirational speaker, trainer, and coach who specializes in helping everyone be their best in all areas of life while making a more significant positive impact in our world. He is helping some of our world’s leading movers and shakers and will influence many more in the years to come.
    Links:
    Websites: https://7way.me/Link-Tree/
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mike_Rosenberg ,

Insightful and fun

Oh man, at points I’m almost cheering along hearing an inspiring story for business owners.

Margaret | AIPM ,

Takeaways from “In the Bunker”

This first episode of In The Bunker by Joshua Maddox speaking with Charles Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was inspirational. Often we hear about business owners journeys when things are going well. Charles speaks about his philosophy of giving that he has used to get through the grueling challenging times when he was just beginning. Joshua hit this first episode out of the park! Take a moment to listen. I’m leaving with adding two more items to my daily thankful and gratitude journaling…2 things that will make the day great and 2 ‘I am…’. You will be inspired! Time well spent!

Tylerver2.0 ,

Such an inspirational listen!

I loved hearing from a business owner/entrepreneur about what it has looked like to be generous and give back to the their community. I am looking forward to hearing more stories from other voices so that I can learn from them.

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