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The DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Business Show takes you inside the world of local business and community leaders in the DMV area. Join our host, Otto Sevilla as he unpacks their story and how they got there. You can expect to hear advice and learn about their journey.

The DMV (Washington, DC | Maryland | Virginia) Business Show Otto Sevilla

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Business Show takes you inside the world of local business and community leaders in the DMV area. Join our host, Otto Sevilla as he unpacks their story and how they got there. You can expect to hear advice and learn about their journey.

    ANNOUNCEMENT - End of Season 3 & Hitting 150 Episodes!

    ANNOUNCEMENT - End of Season 3 & Hitting 150 Episodes!

    That is a wrap - Season 3 has officially ended! Please stay tuned for Season 4! Thank you to all of our amazing guests and everyone who has taken the time to listen to us,  greatly appreciate it - it means a lot to me!  If you have not done so already, please go to Apple I-Tunes and leave us a review and comment and go to YouTube and hit the subscribe button.  Would love to hear from you, my email and phone number are below.  Send me a message, and if you have any great guests you would love see on the show please let me know.  Thank you again so much for listening, we hope you enjoyed it!  Until next time, can't wait for you to listen to Season 4 - STAY TUNED!



    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠⁠⁠⁠SEVI⁠⁠⁠⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 52 sec
    150 - Empowering Beauty And Business with Carla Goycochea of Masterpiece Beauty Academy

    150 - Empowering Beauty And Business with Carla Goycochea of Masterpiece Beauty Academy

    Beauty industry veteran Carla Goycochea, Founder and Owner of Masterpiece Beauty Academy in Rockville, Maryland shares her inspiring journey on The DMV Business Show with Otto Sevilla this week. Carla moved from Lima, Peru to the United States at just 18 years old to attend college. She initially studied international business but soon found herself drawn to the beauty industry.



    In 2005, Carla took a job as a receptionist at a high-end salon. Being immersed in the salon environment day-to-day sparked Carla's passion for hands-on beauty services. She steadily built up her skills and experience working with top stylists and eventually transitioned into performing treatments herself.



    Over the next 15 years, Carla continued enhancing her expertise in services like microblading, eyelash extensions, and permanent eyeliner tattooing. She managed several upscale salons and amassed a loyal client base who raved about her talent for permanent makeup artistry. Carla shares how every client presented unique challenges that allowed her to improve her skills and precision.



    By 2020, Carla felt ready to step out on her own. When COVID-19 hit and salons were forced to close, Carla saw it as an opportunity to prepare her new business venture - Masterpiece Beauty Academy. She spent the shutdown period developing her curriculum, building her website, and boosting her Instagram following. Carla wanted to be ready to hit the ground running when stay-at-home orders eventually lifted.



    Carla proudly opened Masterpiece Beauty Academy, a permanent makeup and microblading training program, later that year. Despite launching during a pandemic, her rigorous preparation allowed the business to flourish. Carla began training small classes of students in techniques like microblading eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip blushing. She shared insights from over a decade of experience to help her students thrive in permanent makeup artistry.



    As part of her commitment to continuous education, Carla travels frequently to Europe to take advanced training herself. She explains how improving her own skills allows her to better serve her students and stay on top of the latest industry trends. Carla also still sees select clients so she can continue honing her artistry on real skin and faces.



    In addition to the academy, Carla founded Paragon Studios to support independent beauty professionals. Paragon offers rental space for artists who prefer working outside of traditional salon settings. By creating a collaborative community, Carla gives back to the industry that has given her so much.



    Carla's story provides inspiration and valuable lessons for beauty entrepreneurs. Her journey from Peru to prominent business owner shows how passion, dedication and generosity can lead to success. Carla generously shares her insights on pivoting careers, continuous learning, and helping others achieve their dreams.



    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠⁠⁠SEVI⁠⁠⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 1 hr
    149 - Insurance AI Mastery with Rob Jacomen of HPX

    149 - Insurance AI Mastery with Rob Jacomen of HPX

    In this engaging interview on The DMV Business Show, host Otto Sevilla talks with Rob Jacomen, the Founder and Owner of HPX out of Maryland. They are a high-performance growth agency dedicated to assisting insurance agency owners, brokers, and producers in building, growing, and scaling profitable books of commercial business. Rob dives into HPX's transformative programs, such as the Master Builder Program and the Growth Mastery Academy for producers. He sheds light on the integration of AI and emerging technologies, stressing the importance of leveraging AI to drive business growth. Additionally, Rob delves into his transition from a commercial insurance producer to a coach, emphasizing the importance of being a product of your own product. Learn about the mastermind group and the Producer Growth Mastery Academy designed to help professionals thrive in the insurance industry. Practical steps for business growth are discussed, focusing on mindset, goal setting, and a nine-step framework introduced by Rob. Specialization, leveraging carriers, and utilizing AI tools like ChatGPT for market analysis and business strategies are highlighted. Rob emphasizes the effectiveness of video messaging in personalized prospecting efforts. Connect with Rob Jacomen on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, where he shares valuable content and welcomes direct messages for further engagement. Explore the world of insurance, AI, and business growth with these thought-provoking discussions!



    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠⁠SEVI⁠⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 1 hr 5 min
    148 - Restoration Realities with Mike Coates of Restoration 1 of Washington, D.C.

    148 - Restoration Realities with Mike Coates of Restoration 1 of Washington, D.C.

    Exciting Interview Alert! Join Otto Sevilla, host of The DMV Business Show, in an engaging conversation with Michael Coates, the Owner of Restoration 1 of Washington, D.C. Discover the story behind Restoration 1 of Washington, DC, a locally owned and operated franchise mitigation company offering services such as emergency board up, roof tarping, graffiti and vandalism removal, and trauma and bio hazard cleanup.  Michael shares insights into his background, services, and entrepreneurial journey. Learn about the 24/7 nature of their business and the gratitude expressed for their supportive customers. Discover the pivotal moments that led Michael to entrepreneurship and franchising, overcoming challenges during the pandemic. Gain insights into the restoration industry, marketing strategies, and the importance of mentorship. Join us on this inspiring journey from D.C. youth to the owner of Restoration 1 of Washington, DC, exploring diverse experiences and the role of mentorship in shaping a successful path. For more information about Restoration 1 of Washington, D.C., contact them at 202-335-4820 or visit Restoration1.com/Washington-DC. Don't miss out – watch the full interview for valuable insights and inspiration!



    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠⁠SEVI⁠⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 59 min
    #Classic - Focusing On Customer Experience with Mike Kirby of Lumina Solar

    #Classic - Focusing On Customer Experience with Mike Kirby of Lumina Solar

    ⁠Mike Kirby⁠ is the CEO and Co-Founder of ⁠Lumina Solar⁠ with headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland!  He was born and raised in North Baltimore County in Parkton, Maryland.  Over the college summers while attending University of Delaware him and his friend started a driveway sealing business that did well and they learned a lot.  After college graduation he went straight into the solar business working with various organizations until he started his own, Lumina Solar in 2018.  In just three short years they have grown from $1MM in revenue to $17MM in 2020 to looking like 2021 is shaping up to be $37MM year, and a team of over 110 people and counting!  Mike shares how their #1 focus is on their customer experience, so much so that they have hundreds of reviews that are all FIVE stars!  He mentions the importance of being consistent, not daily or weekly or for a short period of time but over the long term - that is how you build relationships over time! 

    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠⁠SEVI⁠⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



    LET'S CONNECT!

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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 1 hr 10 min
    147 - Designing Yardscape Dreams with Galen Lawson of Lawson Yardscapes

    147 - Designing Yardscape Dreams with Galen Lawson of Lawson Yardscapes

    Explore the world of landscape design with Galen Lawson, the visionary founder of Lawson Yardscapes, in this captivating interview on The DMV Business Show with Otto Sevilla!  Galen, a landscape designer based in Petworth, Washington, D.C., shares his inspiring journey from a creative upbringing in Arlington, Virginia to a successful career shift during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Discover how Galen's passion for art and the outdoors led him to embrace lawn-reducing designs, native plants, and sustainable landscaping practices. Gain insights into the delicate balance between landscape design and execution, as Galen emphasizes collaboration with experts to bring his visions to life.

    Uncover Galen's strategies for navigating the slow season in the landscaping industry, from diversifying services to effective marketing. Learn about the significance of networking, both online and face-to-face, and the creative approaches he employs to promote his business.



    This episode is sponsored by:
    ⁠SEVI⁠ - The first commercial real estate company committed to the four C’s: Commercial Real Estate, Community, Content, and Culture

    https://seviproperties.com/



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    Email Me!  osevilla@ottosevilla.com

    Text Me!  240-706-7584

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

AlisAdel_ ,

Outstanding podcast

Love the interview and how the highlight the various amazing businesses we have in the DMV. Each interview provides great lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs.

YourAreaDentist in Virginia ,

Finally a local business show

Loving these interviews about the local businesses, what inspired these entrepreneurs, all the ups and downs of business ownership. Thanks so sharing this!

LizaY87 ,

Great show!

This show gives a much deserved voice to local business owners in the DMV. I can’t wait for more episodes and hope to hear a variety of perspectives and stories from different entrepreneurs, leaders, and creative types.

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