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The Profit and Loss Podcast, by PathStone Enterprise Center, is a dive into the minds of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We talk about what keeps them up at night; and more importantly, what gets them up in the morning. Join us every other week for conversations with real business owners as they share their successes, struggles, and lessons learned.

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The Profit and Loss Podcast, by PathStone Enterprise Center, is a dive into the minds of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We talk about what keeps them up at night; and more importantly, what gets them up in the morning. Join us every other week for conversations with real business owners as they share their successes, struggles, and lessons learned.

    Episode 29: Precious Williams - The Killer Pitch Master

    Episode 29: Precious Williams - The Killer Pitch Master

    This interview will have you falling out of your seat in laughter, and provide inspiration with a dose of reality. Join us this week for a mini Mastermind as we speak with Author, International Speaker, Public Speaking Trainer, and The Killer Pitch Master Precious Williams. Get your notebooks ready!

    04:04 From attorney to pitch master

    10:34 How to get out of a funk

    14:15 What a pitch master can do for your business

    16:00 SharkTank winning clients and bigger goals

    19:28 4-Steps to slay your pitch

    25:43 How to introduce yourself

    27:06 Create your own lane

    29:27 Four things NOT to do in your pitch

    33:14 TEDxButler



    Article referenced:

    Secrets of a Pitching Pro



    Contact Precious:

    www.perfectpitchesbyprecious.com



    FB: @PerfectPitchP

    IG: @perfectpitchesp

    TW: @PerfectPitchP

    LinkedIn: @precious-l-williams

    Free Quiz: pitchingforprofit.com

    Book Precious for your speaking engagement: killerpitchmaster.com



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    Email yzapata@pathstone.org


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    • 40 min
    Episode 28: Founders Go Big

    Episode 28: Founders Go Big

    What does it take to "Go Big" in business, $8 to $10 million big? We sat down with the chief strategist of CMW Services and program manager for the Launch NY - Founders Go Big program, Crystal Wallace, to find out. 

    SHOW NOTES:

    Article: https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2021/09/07/rachels-mediterranean-chrusciki-bakery-la-divina.html?cx_testId=40&cx_testVariant=cx_13&cx_artPos=3



    Interview:

    07:56: What is Founders Go Big? 

    09:59: What does it take to "Go Big"?

    11:56: What's the ultimate goal?

    13:48: Realizing "Going Big" is an option

    14:49: The Process

    20:47: Dealing with imposter syndrome in our communities

    24:52: Industries involved with FGB

    27:43: The future of FGB and opportunities

    30:03: The launch of CMW Services and impacting startups



    TERMINOLOGY USED:

    B2B = Business to Business

    B2C = Business to Consumer

    IC = Independent Contractor

    P&L Statement = Profit and Loss Statement



    CRYSTAL'S INFO:

    cwallace@launchny.org

    launchny.org

    https://launchny.org/entrepreneurs/founders-go-big/


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    • 36 min
    Episode 27: Growing your business from Lifetime to Legacy

    Episode 27: Growing your business from Lifetime to Legacy

    Family dynamics and business can be a tricky situation to maneuver, especially for the next generation. We've all heard horror stories. Adam Tidrow and Yahaira Zapata sit down with Speaker, Author, and Consultant to NextGens Nike Anani on pitfalls to look out for, how to weather a crisis, the gender confidence gap, and how to take your family business from Lifetime to Legacy. Nike has almost a decade of experience working in African family businesses, as a NextGen in her parents’ businesses, and also as a co-founder of several others. If there's someone to listen to first hand, she's the one!



    Show Notes:

    04:26 Gender limitations

    05:17 Gender confidence gap

    07:32 Steps on how to weather a crisis

    13:45 Maintaining clients/customers when a NextGen steps in

    14:46 Growing up vs Growing Old

    15:47 Where family businesses struggle

    16:22 How to propose new ideas to current/traditional stakeholders

    20:43 Setting up the next generation for success in the business



    Nike's Contact:

    nikeanani.com

    "The best time to start succession is YESTERDAY, the next best alternative is TODAY." - Nike Anani




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    • 23 min
    Episode 26: Travel, Business, and Covid

    Episode 26: Travel, Business, and Covid

    It's 2021, when's the last time you traveled? Listen is as Adam Tidrow and Yahaira Zapata chop it up and talk all things travel, humanity, business, entrepreneurship, and Covid.



    00:27 Shenanigans and addressing the elephant in the room

    08:01 Different areas and their precautions against Covid

    10:22 Service Industry PSA

    14:57 Opportunity Entrepreneur (referenced in Episode:22)

    21:04 How PathStone can help



    Articles referenced:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/12/uncertainty-is-back-on-main-street-as-delta-variant-rattles-reopening.html

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/an-auto-rental-shortage-sparked-a-boom-in-peer-to-peer-car-sharing-.html



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    • 26 min
    Episode 25: From freelancer to entrepreneur

    Episode 25: From freelancer to entrepreneur

    Marie Rachelle, Founder of Business BEactive, is the Swiss Army knife of all things freelance, community building, public relations, and digital marketing/social media. Struggling with setting goals, adding a side hustle, or breaking free of a 9-5 job? Listen in as Marie Rachelle joins Adam Tidrow and Yahaira Zapata for a much-needed conversation on making yourself marketable, how to stay productive in any scenario, the value of coaches, and the future of office spaces post-pandemic.



    Show Notes:

    Value-Based conversation referenced from our Small Business Forum:

    https://youtu.be/JdtaI9MMQDs?t=242



    Book mentioned:

    The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss



    Marie's Contact:

    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @bizbeactive

    https://www.businessbeactive.com/




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    • 31 min
    Episode 24: She Means Business Program Pitch Winners!

    Episode 24: She Means Business Program Pitch Winners!

    She Means Business was a 13-week virtual entrepreneurship training program designed to take #WomenEntrepreneurs through the steps and processes needed to succeed in #business, going from ideation to launch, from recession to expansion, and job creation.

    Listen in as Adam Tidrow and Yahaira Zapata catch up with the two winners of the pitch competition and discuss the importance of confidence and resilience as an entrepreneur/business owner, how to get out of your own way, and what to do when life comes at you at 100 mph. 



    SHOW NOTES: 

    Article - https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/05/21/10-proven-ways-to-build-resilience-as-an-entrepreneur/?sh=2033ef985b97



    CONTACT INFO:

    Ali Lawrence

    https://www.spiritandabundance.com/

    Facebook & Instagram: @spiritandabundance



    Ronette Hill

    Facebook & Instagram: @mmkeepsakes1

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronettehill/




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    • 28 min

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