Welcome to the Onist Entrepreneur Podcast, a business podcast about how to become a successful and ONIST entrepreneur hosted by Lance Letellier and Mezzy Belk, founders of Onist Digital Agency based in the DMV.
We at Onist Digital Agency strive to facilitate and deliver win/win solutions with our clients. Through these partnerships, we have meet entrepreneurs with fascinating stories that needed a platform to be shared, to help others learn about starting and running a successful businesses from people on the ground proving it everyday.
Our goal is to hone in on small to medium-sized businesses, with discussions about the lessons and things that entrepreneurs need to be doing to get ahead. So to everybody listening, we hope you enjoy the Onist Entrepreneur Podcast. We’ve learned so much over the years and we hope that you’re able to learn right alongside us.
Felipe Ernst | ERNST Equities Founder
This podcast with Felipe Ernst is a deep-dive into the D.C. real estate game. Felipe, founder of ERNST Equities, specializes in adding value to the housing market while visualizing and creating a revamped D.C. Lance, Mezzy and Felipe go into the human component of real estate (15:50), the unexpected pitfall of consistent success (01:10:09) and more. Check them out at ernstequities.com.
Amir Mostafavi | SouthBlock Founder
This podcast with SouthBlock's Amir Mostafavi explains the importance of not beating yourself up (26:00), how to be a successful leader (39:00) and more. SouthBlock is a juicer with 10 locations in the DMV, focusing on health, wellness and giving back to the community through Fruitful Planet. Check them out at southblockjuice.com.
Scott Parker | Serial Entrepreneur
This podcast with multi-business owner Scott Parker gives insight into working nonstop (02:00), how to motivate your team (11:00) and building successful habits (19:00). Scott started his business career in the restaurant business, but not also owns a barber shop, boxing gym and doggy day care - as well as seven restaurants in the DMV. Check him out at
Hope MacDonald | Founder of Bella Ballet
This episode of The Onist Podcast features Hope MacDonald (aka Miss Hope), owner of Bella Ballet. Bella Ballet has been voted the #1 kids dance school in the DMV, thriving off the passion and energy of Hope and her team. In this podcast, Hope, Lance and Mezzy speak to overcoming fear of failure (05:26), the joy of helping young dancers find their confidence (16:21), the self-discipline required to run a small business (01:02:16) and more. Check them out at bellaballetdance.com.
John Casto | Action Fitness Founder
This podcast with ActionFitness owner John Casto touches on the ebb and flow of growing a business (44:50), the importance of mastering your own emotions (01:20:42) and how to separate the true fitness guru from the anti-guru (01:14:00). ActionFitness is a transformative gym in Fairfax, VA with training programs, nutrition regimens and more. Listen to Lance and Mezzy get to the bottom of what it takes to build and fill a successful gym. Check them out at actionfitnessinc.com.
Serge Sejour | TrainWith Founder
This podcast with TrainWith’s Serge Sejour is full of endless wisdom and entrepreneurial inspiration from the founder of the DC boutique-fitness hub. TrainWith is a health and wellness lifestyle brand with a unique focus on infusing positivity with process to reach the best possible outcome. In this episode, Serge, Mezzy and Lance discuss when to break business etiquette (35:20), how to lead a business effectively (47:00) and more. Check them out at wetrainwith.com.