Welcome to The Alimond Show --join us as we share our entrepreneurial guests' stories, uncover their secrets to success, and explore the unique paths they've taken to build thriving businesses in our community.
In each episode, our host, Aliyah Dastour, sits down with a diverse group of local business owners, from the corner cafe to the boutique shop, from tech startups to family-run enterprises. We peel back the curtain to reveal the trials, triumphs, and transformational moments that have shaped their entrepreneurial journey.
Discover the passion, perseverance, and innovative thinking that fuels these businesses, as well as the challenges they've overcome along the way. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur seeking inspiration or simply a curious listener interested in the stories behind your favorite local spots, The Alimond Show has something for everyone.
Our guests share their experiences, insights, and valuable advice that can empower you to turn your own dreams into reality. We discuss topics like marketing strategies, customer relationships, community engagement, and much more, offering practical takeaways you can apply to your own business or career.
Join us every week as we celebrate the unsung heroes of our local business community and explore the vibrant tapestry of entrepreneurship in our area. Tune in to The Alimond Show and get ready to be inspired, informed, and motivated to support and nurture the businesses that make our community thrive.
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Curt Peterson Owner of Zero Limit Lifestyle
Ever dreamt about starting a promotional business from scratch? Well, our esteemed guest from Sterling has done just that! We delve into their compelling journey of establishing a thriving screen printing and embroidery venture. From its humble beginnings under Potomac River Running in 2008 to its current state, with a dedicated team operating from a warehouse, it's a tale filled with ups and downs. Get ready to see how the magic happens behind the scenes and learn about the significant role networking and local events play in collecting customers.
What if the key to exponential business growth was hiding within your community? Our guest, a local business owner from Northern Virginia, swears by it. The power of word-of-mouth referrals, strategic social media use, and being a good person in the community has led to their business flourishing. Despite juggling the roles of a single dad and youth hockey coach, their commitment to the community never wavers. Hear about their plans for future business expansion and how they plan to give back even more to the community.
And what about the person behind the business? We often forget that personal growth plays a pivotal role in business success. Our guest shares their valuable insights into managing stress and cultivating a positive mindset through practices like breathwork and meditation. Their story stands as proof that being in tune with oneself can significantly transform business trajectories. So, strap in, get inspired, and discover how you too can apply these insights to your entrepreneurial journey.
Cathleen Gruver Lead Interior Designer of Gruver Cooley
Ready to transform your views on the construction and design industry? We guarantee that our conversation with a fifth-generation contractor will do precisely that. She's not just a contractor, but also a skilled interior designer, and she's here to share her unique journey of blending her family's legacy with her passion for design. We talk about the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, but also highlight the importance of truly understanding clients and the advent of new technological trends. Plus, uncover the shifting paradigm towards a collaborative approach to the design-build process.
Can early collaboration revamp how we approach design and construction? We believe so. Our deep-dive into the benefits of a well-rounded team right from the start of a project will make you reassess traditional methods. An architect, a contractor, and an interior designer on the same page from the get-go can prevent potential issues and even save money. But it's not just about the teamwork, the rapport between these professionals is equally vital. They essentially become an extended family. So, brace yourselves for some insightful advice on choosing your project family and the inside scoop on the future of design and build projects.
Rishita Jaju of Smile Wonders Pediatric Dentistry
Ever wondered what the world of pediatric dentistry entails? Strap yourselves in as we take you on a whirlwind tour, complete with a special guest who wears many hats - a mom, dentist, business owner, and soon, a TED Talk speaker. She'll be sharing her unique journey and her mission to change the landscape of pediatric dentistry. We'll delve into her practice that's steeped in growth and education, catering particularly to moms and special needs patients. And if you've ever wondered about the birth of a business, she'll walk us through how the necessity for a different approach to pediatric dentistry led her to set up her own practice.
Shift your attention now to the fascinating world of pediatric laser dentistry. Our expert guest is all set to illuminate us on how she provides comprehensive care for patients as young as two weeks, special needs patients, and toddlers. You'll get a lowdown on how laser dentistry offers a less invasive and more comfortable experience for children in need of fillings. And for all the parents out there, you surely want to hear about how she creates a non-threatening environment that puts young patients at ease.
And now, for the final act - we're shining a spotlight on the issue of lip and tongue ties in infants and children. We've roped in Dr. Rashida Jhaju who brings a wealth of personal experiences and expert knowledge to the table as she discusses how these ties can affect feeding, speech, and sleep. She'll hammer home the importance of early detection and treatment and the vital need for increased awareness among doctors and families. But that's not all - we'll also touch on the often overlooked issue of feeding difficulties in infants, and how weight gain is not the only symptom. As we wrap up, our guest reveals her love for travel and shares her inspiring message to liberate mothers from guilt and empower them to make a positive impact on their baby's life. You don't want to miss this!
Mina Lucks Founder/CEO of Synergy Design & Construction
What if your interior design could be a transformative journey towards personal growth and spiritual enlightenment? Join us as we converse with our guest, an ardent interior designer and passionate advocate of women's empowerment, about the profound influence of a simple remodel on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Let's uncover how our homes can echo our inner selves and how authenticity and vulnerability in personal branding can deepen our connections.
In a world riddled with distractions, we'll explore the necessity of trusting our instincts and harmonizing our human and spiritual identities. Get ready to tackle the challenge of navigating the multitude of messages swirling around us daily, and learn the art of decluttering and simplifying. We'll discuss the universal applicability of these principles - from choosing hair products to deciphering marketing messages. Dive into our guest's spiritual expedition and her recent immersive experience at a silent meditation retreat. This episode promises to enlighten you on finding inner peace through your surroundings and fostering personal evolution.
Janet Brinck Co-Founder/Growth Leader of Dwellus
Have you ever pondered the intersection of faith and business? Today, we unravel this intriguing concept with Janet, the co-founder of the Faithful Agent conference. Janet graciously walks us through her faith-infused journey in the real estate industry, from working behind the scenes to standing in front of the camera. She sheds light on her role in the Dwellas team and the unique dimension her faith-based approach brings to the table. We also delve into the creation of the Faithful Agent conference and the transformative impact it's had in the world of real estate.
In today's episode, we also welcome a seasoned real estate agent and supermom of four. Listen as she shares her career progression, the ups and downs of starting her own team, and the secret to maintaining a work-life balance. With real estate being a dynamic and sometimes tumultuous market, she highlights how crucial coaching and training have been in her journey and how they can assist other agents facing challenges in today's market. So whether you're a newbie or a veteran in the industry, be ready to glean pearls of wisdom that could potentially shape your career success.
Finally, we turn the spotlight back to Janet as she shares her vision and personal development journey. From her passion for coaching to her upcoming book and the desire to leave a lasting impact, Janet opens up about it all. We discuss the façade of perfection often portrayed on social media, and the importance of living authentically. As we wrap up, we touch on the transformative power of honesty and authenticity, a message that's much-needed in our world today. So, join us in this thought-provoking episode as we explore faith, business, and the freedom found in embracing authenticity.
Dr. Mona Dentist/Owner of Purcellville Pediatric Dentistry - The Tooth Fairy Dentist
Ready to peek behind the operatory doors and discover the life of a pediatric dentist? Promising an enriching journey filled with trials, triumphs, and valuable lessons, we invite you to join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Mona, a seasoned pediatric dentist. Having navigated the murky waters of entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry, she shares her firsthand experiences chasing her passion, from working as an associate to starting her own practice. Hear her speak candidly about the challenges she faced in the process, and the critical role played by intuition in assembling a supportive team.
How does one successfully market in the dental industry and grow their patient base? Dr. Mona offers invaluable insights, underscoring the power of community involvement and word-of-mouth. Hear her recount her experiences with school visits and community fairs, as she leveraged these platforms to promote her services. And as we traverse the intriguing path of pediatric dentistry, we also touch on some essential dental education takeaways. Dr. Mona shares the three things she wishes every parent knew about their child's dental hygiene. As we wrap up, she brings the focus on essential lifestyle habits, stressing on the importance of cutting down sugar intake and maintaining proper dental hygiene. Hear her enlightening message, as she underscores the role parents play in shaping these habits. Don't miss the chance to glean insights from Dr. Mona's wealth of knowledge on pediatric dentistry.
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