31 episodes

This podcast is for small business owners and entrepreneurial spirited. Episodes will feature insights and expertise curated by host Roberto Hernandez, with the help of featured guests. Most episodes feature long form interviews with business owners, startups, and otherwise creative individuals. The intent here is to share information and lessons that will make your entrepreneurial journey easier. All this, plus a slant toward the exploration of creativity.

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This podcast is for small business owners and entrepreneurial spirited. Episodes will feature insights and expertise curated by host Roberto Hernandez, with the help of featured guests. Most episodes feature long form interviews with business owners, startups, and otherwise creative individuals. The intent here is to share information and lessons that will make your entrepreneurial journey easier. All this, plus a slant toward the exploration of creativity.

    The Adaptability of Startup Culture—Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle (Ep 31)

    The Adaptability of Startup Culture—Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle (Ep 31)

    Stacey Bedford is the CEO of Bandzoogle, an all-in-one professional website platform for musicians and bands. Ten years ago when Stacey started with Bandzoogle she was in tech support. She shares with me her journey to becoming CEO all while putting people first.

    Adaptability has always been critical to startups, particularly to Bandzoogle as the music industry changes frequently. During our current challenging times Bandzoogle have had to pivot again, and Stacey shares how they are doing so.

    • 51 min
    Make Networking Feel Less Dirty—David Burkus (Ep 30)

    Make Networking Feel Less Dirty—David Burkus (Ep 30)

    David Burkus is on a mission to make the experience of work suck a little less. One of the world’s leading business thinkers, a bestselling author and authors, David joins me to discuss: dormant vs weak ties (06:16), the stop-watch of awkwardness (10:33), how to frame conversations with an ask (13:30), what he’d do differently with his next book (19:35), lasting content versus short-term content (28:25) and how you can create revolutionary crusades (41:25).

    • 47 min
    Legacy Through Employee Ownership—Linda Johnston (Ep 29)

    Legacy Through Employee Ownership—Linda Johnston (Ep 29)

    Linda Johnston came to the Isle of Arran, Scotland on a contract as a physical education teacher. The island had no swimming pool, and so, to build and pay for a pool, she and her husband did the next logical thing - buy a country house hotel. Thirty years later it is a large-scale resort.

    Conscious of wanting to retire in the future, to ensure Auchrannie is left in good hands, they have moved to employee ownership. It’s a fascinating concept putting people over profits and we dive deep into this topic

    • 46 min
    Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer (Part 2)—Mike Volkin (Ep 28)

    Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer (Part 2)—Mike Volkin (Ep 28)

    In this second and final part of my conversation with Mike Volkin, owner and lead instructor at Freelancer Masterclass, we discuss neuroplasticity and how getting the most out of your brain can help you break through your personal and professional barriers.

    We start this episode by catching up on my experiment with the Pomodoro app before talking about what neuroplasticity actually is and what drew Mike to study it, taking the best from our backgrounds and interests into our career and more.

    • 42 min
    Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer—Mike Volkin (Ep 27)

    Lessons Learned for the Modern Freelancer—Mike Volkin (Ep 27)

    In this episode I speak with Mike Volkin and we discuss how in order to learn one thing you often have to learn something else entirely. Like how tennis can make you a better entrepreneur, or why escaping a wildfire can lead you to creating a personal mission.

    Mike is a speaker, a trainer, an Army veteran, and the author of five bestsellers. He's the owner and Lead Instructor at Freelancer Masterclass, born from Mike’s mission to have a life remembered as one that launched ten thousand careers.

    • 51 min
    Public Speaking For Career Advancement—Doris Pickering (Ep 26)

    Public Speaking For Career Advancement—Doris Pickering (Ep 26)

    Doris Pickering is a presentation and speaking coach. Following a strong background as a manager with HP, Doris set out on her own to support executives, professionals and small business owners in delivering powerful messages.

    Our discussion touches on the evolution of her business and her personal mindset, how comparison can hinder your personal and professional development, how effective presentations and speaking are things that create enormous stress for many people, and more.

    • 44 min

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