23 episodes

The Grindstone gives voice to local leaders in small towns, telling big stories. This series focuses on a backbone of the U S economy, the small businesses who are creating new jobs and driving innovation with hard work and determination. We'll hear from business operators about everything from success stories, to what it really needs to keep your nose to the grindstone.

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The Grindstone gives voice to local leaders in small towns, telling big stories. This series focuses on a backbone of the U S economy, the small businesses who are creating new jobs and driving innovation with hard work and determination. We'll hear from business operators about everything from success stories, to what it really needs to keep your nose to the grindstone.

    Why Social Selling is Essential for Small Business Success - Phil Gerbyshak

    Why Social Selling is Essential for Small Business Success - Phil Gerbyshak

    Social Selling is essential for small business success! Grindstone's next guest and Social Selling Expert, Phil Gerbyshak, shares his top takeaways for businesses to leverage social media and build better customer relationships.

    • 38 min
    Where There‘s a Will, There‘s a Way... To Endless Possibilities - Carolyn Michael-Banks

    Where There‘s a Will, There‘s a Way... To Endless Possibilities - Carolyn Michael-Banks

    This episode of the Grindstone features Carolyn Michael-Banks, owner of A Tour Of Possibilities LLC, and her journey of gritty pivots to build a unique business that creates moving experiences for its customers.

    • 33 min
    ”P is for Pivot,” with America‘s #1 Small Business Expert - Melinda Emerson

    ”P is for Pivot,” with America‘s #1 Small Business Expert - Melinda Emerson

    P is for Pivot. On this episode of the Grindstone, America's #1 Small Business Expert, Melinda Emerson, talks about the critical pivots needed to stay relevant to today's customers and how to set up your business to thrive!

    • 31 min
    Where to Spend Your Energy to Stand Out in a Crowded Market - Meghan Medford

    Where to Spend Your Energy to Stand Out in a Crowded Market - Meghan Medford

    This week, Shawn talks with Medford Roofing President Meghan Medford. Meghan shares how she built a successful commercial roofing business by leveraging her employees' talents and workplace culture as key points of differentiation.

    • 26 min
    Niche Down to Scale Up - Davina Frederick, Wealthy Woman Lawyer

    Niche Down to Scale Up - Davina Frederick, Wealthy Woman Lawyer

    When you narrow your niche, then you can scale! We're meeting with Davina Frederick, CEO and Founder at Wealthy Woman Lawyer, who doubled down on her business niche to skyrocket her results.

    • 36 min
    Finding Your Small Business Secret Sauce - Kim Garmon Hummel

    Finding Your Small Business Secret Sauce - Kim Garmon Hummel

    What's your small business "secret sauce?" Today, we're meeting with Kim Garmon Hummel, Founder and Chief Growth Guide at Sauce Marketing. We'll ask Kim how she found her small business voice and brand, and discuss what you can do to grow smarter!

    • 43 min

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