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Local First Podcast where you will hear interviews of local businesses, authors, and entrepreneurs—connecting local businesses to their communities. Behind every local business is a story to share.

What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.

My mission continues to share the stories of local businesses.

I especially enjoy meeting with local business owners and interviewing them and learning their stories. It took off from there.

The more interviews I produced with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the more I uncovered.

I needed to share their stories.

Local First Podcast connects local businesses to their community.

I invite you to check out some of these stories for yourself.

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Local First Rob Kochanski

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Local First Podcast where you will hear interviews of local businesses, authors, and entrepreneurs—connecting local businesses to their communities. Behind every local business is a story to share.

What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.

My mission continues to share the stories of local businesses.

I especially enjoy meeting with local business owners and interviewing them and learning their stories. It took off from there.

The more interviews I produced with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the more I uncovered.

I needed to share their stories.

Local First Podcast connects local businesses to their community.

I invite you to check out some of these stories for yourself.

Check out my website at localfirstpodcast.com where you can:
Sign up for the Local First Podcast Newsletter to stay updated on upcoming episodes and events.

Connect with host Rob to become a guest.

Find out more and how to become a sponsor.
Stream the Dream

    The Ultimate Platform to Business Resource with Scott Le Beau

    The Ultimate Platform to Business Resource with Scott Le Beau

    A small business platform in the making for the past six years is here. Scott Le Buea the mastermind behind One Source Direct created a platform for small businesses to request and promote their services.

    At the bottom of the show note is a special offer for the Local First community.

    Scott Le Beau has long considered himself something of an innovation outlier in both the big bank and small business world, based on his drive to ask questions that are unpopular, but necessary.

    Scott's goal is to make things that appear complicated, simple, by meeting the core needs of small business demands with a combination of out-of-the-box thinking, technical expertise, and past experience.

    Designing simple solutions to meet the marketing command of such extreme B2B lead generation settings has led to game-changing innovation and Scott's online portal, https://www.onesourcedirect.net/ (One Source Direct) holds the key to future technological breakthroughs, which can make the world for small businesses a better place and permeate every part of everyday life.

    Connect with Scott Le Beau

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/One-Source-Direct-209804284410949 (https://www.facebook.com/One-Source-Direct-209804284410949)

    LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/onesourcedirect (https://www.linkedin.com/company/onesourcedirect)

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/1_source_direct (https://twitter.com/1_source_direct)

    YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUli_ZSVBlgNhgzZsuoi0bg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUli_ZSVBlgNhgzZsuoi0bg)

    Local First Free 7-day trial sign up today at:http://goog_931055061/ (https://onesourcedirect.net/product/local-first-podcast-7-day-free-trial/)

    It’s that simple! See you there.

    Watch our quick Demo tutorial at: https://onesourcedirect.net/demo/ (onesourcedirect.net/demo/)

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    • 37 min
    Progress Over Perfection with John Beaman

    Progress Over Perfection with John Beaman

    If you are like most entrepreneurs you strive for perfection that what we do. But how does striving for perfection hold you bad from making progress?

    I know from personal experience that I have run into this wall many times throughout my life.

    John Beaman and I go deep on issues that small businesses run into every day.

    As you listen to this episode you will hear how I run into many issues recording this interview. This was the first interview using my new Rodecaster mixer and new Rode Podmic and my new software Logic.

    I could have edited the hell our this episode and made it perfect but I wanted to use this as an example of how shit happens every day that we have to deal with and we will get through it.

    Enjoy the conversation. Make sure to leave your comments and share.

    Meet John Beaman

    John grew up in southeast Wisconsin and moved to Texas as a young adult where he currently serves as President of The McGraw Council Membership, Inc., also known as The McGraw Council. Beaman attended Liberty University for his undergraduate degree in Business Administration: Economics where he graduated summa cum laude and dually enrolled in Liberty’s Master of Business Administration: Leadership program where he graduated with high distinction. During his MBA, John also attended Leadership Rockwall and joined the Class of 2018 in their community project of building computer resource stations for three nonprofits in Rockwall County.

    During his time in college, John helped start, build, and sell a small landscaping business based in Rockwall County and upon graduating from the MBA program at Liberty University, he began working in the merchant services industry with Merchant Masters, a family-owned business, because of his passion for helping others, especially in an industry where there is much promised yet little provided. John played a pivotal role in the organization’s success and presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as the company continues to expand across the country.

    After a successful two years in DFW, John was asked to serve as President of The McGraw Council, a nonprofit organization built to educate, serve, and unite small businesses across the United States. The McGraw Council seeks to provide education with actionable content, serve the small business community through various aspects, and unite the small business community to a level that has never been seen before so that all small businesses across the United States may be heard, have a voice, and achieve their American Dream.

    John resides in the City of Heath, a small city in the DFW metroplex with a history dating back to 1840, where he also serves on the City Council. John was first elected to the city council in 2018 and is the youngest recorded member of the city council in the city’s rich history. Additionally, John volunteers in his spare time with various nonprofits in the North Texas area, especially Rockwall County, and is very active in the Rockwall, Rowlett, and Royse City Chambers of Commerce (where he sits on their board of directors) as well as other business groups in the Lake Ray Hubbard area. John is also a member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall and can be found attending the weekly church gatherings in-person or online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Connect with John Beaman
    http://www.themcgrawcouncil.com/ (Website: www.themcgrawcouncil.com)
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themcgrawcouncil ( The McGraw Council, Inc. | Facebook)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/65566087/admin/ (The McGraw Council, Inc.: Company Page Admin | LinkedIn)
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    • 44 min
    Change Your Circle Change Your Life – Jamar Jones

    Change Your Circle Change Your Life – Jamar Jones

    Wow! One of the best interviews of 2021 with Jamar Jones. We talk about everything from the Milwaukee Bucks, Fear, keys to success, and yes we go deep on his new book Change Your Circle Change Your Life.

    Jamar's key takeaways:

    You can't do it all by yourself.

    Prioritize every day.

    It's ok to leave a circle.

    3 ingredients of self-awareness.


    A bit more about Jamar Jones:

    My path has been nothing but easy. From my decision-making and the search of finding myself, I've had many hardships in my life that I've overcome. I've created many things from just a thought and once I put my mind to something there's nothing that can stop me.

    Anything's possible. Looking back I've learned that there were elements to my success, one of the main ones was the circle I was in and how to get into other circles. I've applied this methodology play my personal life and in business.

    Also, I am the owner of a communications agency that focuses on branding sales and marketing. I have built this company from the ground up and want to share my tactics philosophies and business growth with organizations leaders and decision-makers.

    Why do I do it? Because when I needed a helping hand others were there for me and the circle that I was able to create molded the very success that I have today.

    Holding in this knowledge and life experiences would be selfish.

    I want to give you the keys to walk through the door to change your life and your business.

    Get your copy now:
    https://www.amazon.com/Change-your-Circle-Life-Anyones/dp/1737191903/ref=sr_1_2?crid=9ST2JUT1SF7Sanddchild=1andkeywords=change+your+circle+change+your+lifeandqid=1627412069andsprefix=change+your+circle+%2Caps%2C169andsr=8-2 (Change your Circle, Change your Life: The How To Guide to Change Anyone's Life)

    Connect with Jamar Jones

    Tel: https://www.iamjamarjones.com/ (+262-872-3004)
    jjones@fourevamedia.com





    https://www.facebook.com/fourevamedia (Facebook)

    https://www.instagram.com/fourevamedia/ (Instagram)

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/relatablejamar (LinkedIn)


    https://www.iamjamarjones.com/

    https://www.fourevamedia.com/

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    • 49 min
    Strategic Ways To Outsource with Mandeep Kaur

    Strategic Ways To Outsource with Mandeep Kaur

    To outsource or not to outsource your business. This has been a big question of mine and a question I have encountered from other entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    Mandeep Kaur owner of Beyond Outsourcing explains how she is helping small businesses level the playing field with outsourcing and giving owners more profits and more time.

    Key takeaways from Mandeep

    You don't have to work your business 24/7

    Passion for helping women around the world find their voice

    Freelancing vs outsourcing

    Outsourcing is not just for large companies.


    Mandeep Kaur, the owner of Beyond Outsourcing, has more than 15 years of corporate and entrepreneurial infotech experience. She engages and supports C-suite executives, directors, and managers to translate business ideas into business opportunities.

    ‍Mandeep has worked as a dynamic IT Portfolio Manager in the US, supporting global implementations. She's built a strong foundation in her India-based organization, Beyond Outsourcing, where she along with her business partner, provides virtual services to US-based organizations. Their social goal is to

    bridge the financial gap between societies, lower operating costs for entrepreneurs in the US, and empower women in the corporate sector of India.

    She leads, coaches, and trains offshore resources in India while being in the US. At every step, she fosters community, giving opportunities to those in need and empowering young women.

    During COVID19 her organization focuses on providing employment opportunities for the unemployed in India and providing cost-reducing options for business owners and entrepreneurs in the US. She volunteered with organizations like KhalsaAid to provide support by delivering essentials to the elders when the country was on lockdown.

    Connect with Mandeep Kuar

    Website: http://www.bydoutsourcing.com/ (www.bydoutsourcing.com)

    FB: bydoutsourcing

    Instagram: beyondoutsourcing

    Linked: company/beyond-outsourcing-inc

    Twitter: BeyondOutsourc1

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    • 34 min
    You are not a content creator, or are you? with Lisa Raebel

    You are not a content creator, or are you? with Lisa Raebel

    Whether you own a small business, an entrepreneur, or starting a new business marking and sales are crucial to survival. Lisa dives deep into what it takes to be strategic in your business with your marketing.

    Key takeaways from Lisa

    You don't have to do everything in marketing.

    You don't need to do tens of thousands of dollars.

    You need to become a subject matter expert.

    It's OK not to work with everybody that you meet with.


    More about Lisa Raebel and Rebel Girl Marketing, LLC

    I have been in the sales and marketing game for over 25 years and it has been a wild ride!

    Marketing strategies today can get shaky if you do not start with a solid foundation of understanding of your primary audience, what resonates with them, and knowing where they hang out.

    Taking the sales perspective into consideration when developing marketing strategies is key to successful campaigns. It comes down to the basics: KNOW | LIKE | TRUST
    Rebel Girl Marketing was created to help business owners who know they need marketing yet have no idea where to start. Helping others get out of their own way to see how great they are and then finding a way to tell their world is what I love to do each day.

    First of all, I love talking about marketing... almost as much as my husband likes to talk about golf! :-)

    My goal is to get the audience to step back and look at their business, asking themselves if their message today matches their current goals and offerings.

    Contact Lisa for more information.

    http://www.rebelgirlmarketing.com/ (www.rebelgirlmarketing.com)

    Connect with Lisa today

    Facebook

    Personal: https://www.facebook.com/lisabarden.raebel (Lisa Barden Raebel | Facebook)

    Company: https://www.facebook.com/rebelgirlmarketing (Rebel Girl Marketing | Facebook)




    LinkedIn

    Personal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaraebel/ (Lisa (Barden) Raebel | LinkedIn)

    Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rebelgirlmarketing/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/rebelgirlmarketing/)





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    • 26 min
    Every Local Small Business Has a Story to Share with Ben Palmer

    Every Local Small Business Has a Story to Share with Ben Palmer

    I could have not said it better Ben starts off our conversation by saying every local small business has a story to share. Ben is on a mission of bringing the community together to support and purchase from local small businesses.
    Ben's key takeaways:
    It's so hard to let go
    Small business is the key to local communities
    Trust others
    Take the time to get to know your local small business owners

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Lucas Treptow ,

Rob is a great host!!

Rob invited our company, ThinkLocal on to his podcast to give our founder, Ben, an opportunity to share his story! Rob was an excellent host and guided us through the process so well! He’s a great listener and an excellent facilitator of conversation. Thanks so much, Rob for having us on!

Light Therapy Entrepreneur ,

Highlighting an Emerging Industry, starting with Local First

Rob Kochanski sparks a great conversation about light therapy and how I got started (long ago) in this recently emerging industry that the science community refers to as Photobiomodulation Therapy. It was so much fun being a guest on this podcast and have the opportunity to tell my story from the beginning.

Business isn’t just about business and serving our community, it is about connecting with people, potential clients, and other businesses on a personal level.

So honored to share with the local first podcast community and I intend to bring UltraRed LightMD to every community for access to this incredible non-toxic therapeutic modality.

swgodfrey ,

Rob is putting Milwaukee first!

Rob is doing a great job of putting Milwaukee first. I was really honored to be his guest on the show! We called the episode “The Elephant in the Room” because I’m in an industry fraught with perilous landmines. We address that head-on. Never more thankful than now to have an opportunity for the right people.

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