Do you own a small, local business? Are you thinking of starting a small business?
If so - this podcast is for you!
In this podcast I'm talking with small business owners that are doing awesome things in their space (coffee shops, bakeries, hair salons, breweries, boutiques, & more!). My goal in each episode is that you would come away inspired, and with practical takeaways to grow (or start) your own local small business.
Whether you're an existing business owner, or thinking of starting your own small business, you're going to find a wealth of knowledge, encouragement, and advice. In each episode, you'll hear:
- their WHY (why they started & what drove them)
- how they grew to where they are now
- obstacles they overcame
- lessons learned along the way
- advice for other small business owners
- and more!
Here's just a sampling of real-life topics that are in the first few episodes:
- starting lean (without debt)
- how to grow from 1 (just you), to a team
- marketing & social media tips
- management philosophy (hiring, firing, and managing employees)
- how to overcome difficulties
- overcoming fear and taking risks
Whether you're a supporter of small, brick & mortar businesses and love to shop local, already run your own shop, or are thinking of getting started - my hope is that this podcast will inspire you, motivate you, help you overcome obstacles, and grow. Happy listening!
Rory | Ugly Duck Coffee
Listen to the story of Rory, owner of Ugly Duck Coffee, located in Rochester NY. You'll hear how he went from a pop-up to a full-fledged shop, and his heart for customer service.
Evan | Moo
Evan Asoudegan, the founder of Moo, a burger joint that specializes in Classic Burgers, Shakes, and Fries made using only the best, local ingredients, share his story and insights.
Nick | Modern Male Barber Shop
Learn how Nick started Modern Male Barber Shop, and grew it from 1 chair and 1 barber to multiple location, a growing team of barbers, and is now in the process of creating a barber school.
Matt | Backyard Beans Coffee Company
Listen to the story of Matt, the owner of Backyard Beans Coffee Co, as he shares how he went from roasting as a hobby using a popcorn maker, to being carried by Whole Foods and opening a brick and mortar location.
Recap | Fear, Start Lean, Stay True & more...
A short solo episode recapping the takeaways from prior guests. I'll talk about: overcoming fear, staying true to yourself, seeking help and council, working hard, and investing in your brand.
Stacy | Love Obsessed
Stacy is the owner of Love Obsessed a jewelry and fashion boutique that was rated the #1 boutique in Pennsylvania. In this episode, you'll hear how she started making jewelry by hand and eventually got picked up by the likes of