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I have a passion to work with small businesses and I love baseball - I thought, “Let’s blend them together”. So, Every episode I sit down with local entrepreneurs, business builders and small business owners to talk about their wins and whiffs, their “tools of the trade” and to give actionable tips - you could call them “business signs” to other business-builders.We’ll cover business stats such as Entrepreneurship, Operations, Sales, Digital Marketing, Innovation - Plus a little fun baseball talk.

Running the Bases with Small Businesses Randy Rohde

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

I have a passion to work with small businesses and I love baseball - I thought, “Let’s blend them together”. So, Every episode I sit down with local entrepreneurs, business builders and small business owners to talk about their wins and whiffs, their “tools of the trade” and to give actionable tips - you could call them “business signs” to other business-builders.We’ll cover business stats such as Entrepreneurship, Operations, Sales, Digital Marketing, Innovation - Plus a little fun baseball talk.

    Aiko Stevenson - Mika & Milo

    Aiko Stevenson - Mika & Milo

    Running the Bases today with Aiko Stevenson the Founder at Mika & Milo - a luxurious children's apparel brand located in Hong Kong.  Award-winning cashmere for kids, Mika & Milo was born out of a rich history in textiles: Aiko's family has been working with natural fibers for well over a century.

    Aiko had a distinguished career in Broadcast Journalism before setting her sights on being an entrepreneur and small business owner.   Aiko, who was educated in the United Kingdom, went on to study at Columbia University, The University of Hong Kong and the University of Edinburgh.  She then went onto the world of Broadcast Journalism working for the BBC, CNN, CNBC Europe.  After a distinguished career in Journalism - she decided to join the family business of sorts - Creating Her Current Passion - the Award Winning Luxury Children’s Clothing Company, named for her own children - Mika & Milo.
    Aiko is joined by her partner and husband Henry as they share their experiences of starting a children’s luxury brand - cashmere for kids.  We talk through the pains of finding the right materials and partners, plus how difficult it is engaging Buyers in a world firmly in the pandemic grasp.
    We explore the challenges and controversies of operating a textile company with a passion for sustainability and commitment to the environment.  The cornerstone of any textile business is the materials that it uses. And at Mika & Milo they believe in using Sustainable Natural materials which do not put any further strain on the planet.
    It’s an informative show as we explore the process of producing quality wool from goats and creating a durable and luxurious product in cashmere.  Come along for the journey!
    Learn more about cashmere for kids and Mika & Milo at https://mika-milo.com/
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    • 44 min
    Infltable Party Magic - We Deliver Fun in Texas

    Infltable Party Magic - We Deliver Fun in Texas

    Running the Bases today with Chanda McFarland the Founder of Inflatable Party Magic - a Texas-based and Texas-sized Entertainment company.  For 20 plus years, Chanda has been building her entertainment business of inflatables, party rentals, extreme games, and mechanical rides.  As she likes to say “We deliver Fun!”
    Starting from her garage with three inflatables - Inflatable Party Magic grew to offer 30 inflatable products in the first year.  Now 20 years later they offer over 160 inflatables, party rentals (think tables, tents, chairs, etc) mechanical rides (Mechanical Bull Rental - it’s Texas!) and extreme games - rock climbing walls, Euro Bungie Jumping!
    We talk about the challenges of growing a business, investing everything back into the business, and finding the right team members to make it happen.  Delivering incredible customer service is a major component of success.
    Come ride along as we talk with the “Queen of Vinyl”.
    Learn more about Inflatable Party Magic and Bounce House Rentals Dallas  at https://www.inflatablepartymagictx.com/
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    • 42 min
    REPOST: On-Technology Partners - Learn to Pivot

    REPOST: On-Technology Partners - Learn to Pivot

    • 41 min
    REPOST: Booze-Up - Beverage Delivery

    REPOST: Booze-Up - Beverage Delivery

    • 48 min
    REPOST: Even Mix - 3D Mixing technology

    REPOST: Even Mix - 3D Mixing technology

    Running the Bases today with Phil Rankin, CEO of Even Mix and Triad Capital - Even Mix designs and manufactures foldable mixing blade mixers.  Using aerospace engineering techniques to design pump technology into variable pitch blades, bringing true mixing technology to in-drum liquids.  
    We discuss the unique business and technology of mixing liquids for commercial and agricultural uses.  Challenges of small manufacturing in today’s environment.  Plus, utilizing video in product education and brand expansion.
    Phil share’s his journey through corporate America and the adventures of entrepreneurship.  We discuss - The “Why” behind his business, creating options, and how he sets out against fear.
    Join us for a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation with a couple of “farm boys” from the midwest.
    Learn more about Even Mix and Drum Mixing at https://evenmix.com
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    • 51 min
    Stephen Wible - Credit Suite

    Stephen Wible - Credit Suite

    Running the Bases today with Stephen Wible.  Stephen is the Director of Business Development for Credit Suite, Inc. – The recognized leader in teaching business owners how to “Build Business Credit” that is NOT tied to your social security number.
    Stephen is a Marine Corps veteran with a deep background in real estate sales, flipping and property management, print manufacturing, building and obtaining business credit. He has founded and led multiple successful companies and has had as many as 300+ rental properties in his portfolio.
    Stephen is a public speaker, author of “Business Credit – The Complete Step-By-Step Guide”, trainer, and avid learner. He passionately combines his high energy and business credit knowledge and is a recognized expert in the field. He provides impactful insight into building business credit and obtaining loans for business - teaching and presenting to thousands.
    We have a great time talking about building your business credit profile, how to build that credit, and look favorable for lenders, creditors, and potential clients.
    Stephen is a “HUGE” baseball fan and we have some fun talking about the Phillies and their ups and downs.  Did you know they started out as “The Quakers”?
    Get Stephens Book: “Business Credit – The Complete Step-By-Step Guide”
    Contact Stephen for a FREE Business Credit Consultation
    You can get a free business credit report at: https://creditsuite.com/report
    Learn more about Credit Suite and Building Business Credit at https://www.creditsuite.com/contact-us/
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

jhony639 ,

Wow!!

This is terrific. Love listening to small business owners and how they tackle every day challenges.

meadiemy ,

It’s a Hit

A grand slam!!

LBowe123 ,

WOW!!!!

Just love it!!😃

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