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This is the Top Business Leaders Show powered by Rise25 Media. We feature top founders, executives, and leaders from all over the world.

    [SpotOn Series] From Hedge Funds to Health Food With Michael Karsch, CEO and Chairman of Juice Press

    [SpotOn Series] From Hedge Funds to Health Food With Michael Karsch, CEO and Chairman of Juice Press

    Michael Karsch, CEO and Chairman of Juice Press, is an accomplished entrepreneur with 25 years of diverse business experience. He began his career by establishing a successful hedge fund, growing it from $150 million to $3 billion. Michael then transitioned to the food and beverage industry, acquiring Juice Press, which he expanded from four to 80 stores. His strategies involved scaling businesses, operational insights, and a focus on health-oriented retail. Michael continues to innovate within Juice Press and through catering logistics, constantly seeking new opportunities. He is dedicated to offering premium, healthy food options while exploring franchising avenues.
    In this episode… Transitioning from one industry to another can reveal unique insights into business management and growth. How does one leverage their previous experiences to successfully navigate a new sector?
    According to Juice Press Chairman and CEO Michael Karsch, transitioning from the hedge fund industry to the food and beverage sector necessitated a shift from a passive investment role to a hands-on operational role. This change allowed him to directly influence the company’s destiny, unlike stock picking, where control is limited. His involvement in Juice Press provided an opportunity to create a vertically integrated business, shaping the brand's entire supply chain and customer experience.
    On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen welcomes Michael Karsch, CEO and Chairman of Juice Press, to discuss his secrets to success in the health food sector. From understanding the operational complexities and customer behaviors to innovative product development, Michael shares the intricate journey of expanding Juice Press. He sheds light on the balance between rapid expansion and maintaining high standards while emphasizing the importance of evolving with consumer trends.

    • 50 min
    Navigating the Best Digital Agency Conferences With Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran of Rise25

    Navigating the Best Digital Agency Conferences With Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran of Rise25

    Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25, a company whose mission is to help businesses connect to their ideal prospects, referral partners and strategic partners using a podcast. With over 15 years of experience in podcasting, he has been featuring top entrepreneurs with video interviews since 2010 and was a senior producer at one of the early top business podcasts, helping to put systems in place for backend operations. Jeremy strongly believes that podcasting is an essential tool for B2B businesses, as it fosters valuable connections and relationships that can lead to clients, referral partners, and even business partnerships.
    John Corcoran is the Co-founder of Rise25. He is a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California, with a diverse background spanning law, entrepreneurship, and writing. John has authored three books on relationship building and client acquisition. He has been hosting the Smart Business Revolution podcast since 2012, interviewing entrepreneurs and business leaders from various fields. John’s experience includes working in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and running his own law firm catering to small businesses.
    In this episode… As the owner of a digital agency, have you ever questioned the real value of attending conferences geared toward your industry? With the hassle of travel, the costs involved, and the time away from day-to-day operations, is it really worth it? 
    According to Rise25 Co-founders John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz, business conferences offer immense value that often extends far beyond the scheduled sessions and keynote speakers. They believe the true worth of these events lies in the organic connections and spontaneous conversations that occur when like-minded professionals gather in one place. From casual chats at the hotel bar to impromptu networking during meal breaks, these unscripted interactions frequently spark game-changing insights, lead to valuable partnerships, and foster a sense of community that is difficult to replicate in a virtual setting. John and Jeremy emphasize that even a single meaningful conversation can justify the investment in attending a conference, as it may unveil a fresh perspective, introduce a groundbreaking solution, or forge a relationship that propels your business to new heights.
    In this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz, the Co-founders of Rise25, join host Chad Franzen to dive into the benefits of attending digital conferences for agency owners. They reveal how interactions with other attendees – whether from a podcast, over dinner, or during a chance meetup – can foster trusting relationships that are vital for business success. In the vast landscape of conferences, from intimate gatherings to grand events, they outline the unique opportunities each provides.

    • 24 min
    Amplifying Purpose-Driven Brands With Heather Holmes, Founder and CEO of Publicity for Good

    Amplifying Purpose-Driven Brands With Heather Holmes, Founder and CEO of Publicity for Good

    Heather Holmes is the Founder and CEO of Publicity for Good, a millennial-run communications firm that provides high-level disruptive publicity and social media services across industries. A seasoned professional in communication and marketing, Heather is dedicated to fostering community growth and brand development. With an inspiring journey guiding aspiring PR professionals and entrepreneurs, she champions ethical values, as demonstrated by her unique lifestyle of living off the land. Her dedication to sustainable living and self-sufficiency adds depth to her expertise, which extends to nationally recognized food brands and restaurants. 
    In this episode… The public relations industry can play a crucial role in amplifying brand stories and driving positive impact. What strategic approaches and mindsets are key to growing a purpose-driven business in this industry?
    According to Heather Holmes, a public relations veteran, authentically connecting your brand's story to meaningful causes and current trends is crucial. Inspired by PR's power to reach new audiences and scale businesses, Heather started her own agency with the goal of amplifying brands that create positive change. Despite facing challenges like the pandemic, her consistency, entrepreneurial spirit, and focus on pitching relevant narratives enabled Publicity for Good to grow from a startup to a team of 30, generating millions of impressions. For long-term success, it’s important to integrate authentic storytelling, leverage connections, understand what the media wants, and align PR with the overall marketing strategy.
    On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Heather Holmes, the Founder and CEO of Publicity for Good, joins Rise25's Chad Franzen. Heather discusses her journey to building Publicity for Good into a renowned, purpose-driven PR agency, and shares insights on the power of storytelling and media relationships to amplify brands and drive positive change. She also delves into balancing entrepreneurship and parenthood, her vision for her agency, and strategies for successful PR campaigns.

    • 21 min
    [SpotOn Series] Carbs and Culture With Andrew Dana of Call Your Mother Deli and Timber Pizza Co.

    [SpotOn Series] Carbs and Culture With Andrew Dana of Call Your Mother Deli and Timber Pizza Co.

    Andrew Dana is the Founder and Co-owner of Timber Pizza Company and Call Your Mother Deli. He started both successful restaurant concepts in Washington, D.C., establishing them as local favorites known for their high-quality and creative food offerings. Prior to launching his two restaurant brands, Andrew served as the Director of Business Development at Everfi, a company that powers social impact through education. He prides himself on being a new dad, a Washington D.C. native, and an encyclopedia of carbohydrate knowledge.
    In this episode… Opening just one successful restaurant takes passion, persistence, and a focus on creating an unforgettable customer experience. But what are the primary factors in building a whole brand of thriving restaurants?
    According to Andrew Dana, Co-owner and Founder of Call Your Mother Deli and Timber Pizza Co., the key to building a successful restaurant brand involves a few core elements. First, it's crucial to have a deep passion for the product — developing a unique, high-quality menu item through trial-and-error and a focus on quality ingredients is vital. However, Andrew emphasizes that the experience is just as important as the food itself — creating a fun, memorable atmosphere through factors like music, ambiance, and exceptional customer service. At the heart of Andrew's approach is cultivating a vibrant, engaged work culture. He prioritizes hiring people who will have fun and enjoy coming to work every day, offering them perks like gym memberships, language classes, and opportunities for career growth to incentivize his team and show they are valued.
    On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Andrew Dana, Co-owner and Founder of Call Your Mother Deli and Timber Pizza Co., chats with Rise25's Chad Franzen about keys to building successful restaurant brands. Andrew shares his passion for carbohydrates and how it inspired his pizza concept. He explains how starting with a mobile pizza oven allowed him to learn the business before opening his first brick-and-mortar location, and emphasizes the importance of creating a memorable customer experience.

    • 28 min
    Navigating Challenges To Build an Inclusive Workplace With Sharon Seivert

    Navigating Challenges To Build an Inclusive Workplace With Sharon Seivert

    Sharon Seivert is the CEO of CORE Coaching & Consulting, LLC, a global professional services organization that provides customized one-on-one coaching for business leaders and owners. With a distinguished background as CEO of a Group Health Plan, Sharon's expertise lies in guiding leaders and businesses to sustainable growth strategies. Her acclaimed book The Balancing Act serves as the cornerstone of CCC's six-point system, emphasizing holistic success. Through her pragmatic approach and international perspective, Sharon elevates individuals and organizations to new heights of achievement and well-being.
    In this episode… Building an inclusive workplace is not just a moral imperative but a strategic necessity in today's diverse world. Fostering an environment where every individual feels valued and respected both enhances employee satisfaction and drives innovation and productivity. How can organizations proactively address challenges to create a culture of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace?
    Leadership coach Sharon Seivert offers a transformative approach to leadership development and workplace well-being. Through her holistic coaching methodologies, she guides leaders to reclaim their power, cultivate inclusive environments, and navigate challenges with resilience. Through her transformative approach, Sharon also helps leaders align their core values with their professional endeavors, fostering sustainable success and personal fulfillment. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion, she believes in creating workplaces where every individual's voice is valued and respected. To cultivate a more inclusive workplace culture, prioritize values-based leadership, actively promote diversity and inclusion initiatives, and empower employees to voice their perspectives without fear of reprisal. 
    In this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen sits down with Sharon Seivert, the CEO of CORE Coaching & Consulting, LLC, to talk about navigating challenges to build an inclusive workplace. Sharon discusses common reasons people are suffering in the workplace, why diversity and inclusion matter in coaching, and how to be a holistic leader.

    • 28 min
    How to Craft a Winning Marketing Strategy With Jason Ogden of Syrup

    How to Craft a Winning Marketing Strategy With Jason Ogden of Syrup

    Jason Ogden is the President and Partner at Syrup, a marketing agency specializing in fostering revenue and maturity for B2B companies. With a robust background in finance and operations, Jason spearheads revenue-generating initiatives, account services, and financial operations at Syrup. Prior to his role at Syrup, Jason served as the Director of Finance at Codesmith Development, where he established core financial and accounting practices and managed various financial functions, including reporting, forecasting, and cash requirements. A graduate of The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, Jason brings a wealth of expertise in economics to his endeavors.
    In this episode… Crafting a winning marketing strategy is the cornerstone of business success in today's competitive landscape. It involves meticulous planning, creative execution, and a deep understanding of target audiences. How can your business leverage innovative approaches to stand out and captivate your audience in the ever-evolving digital marketplace?
    B2B marketing expert Jason Ogden explores the importance of having a clear brand strategy, emphasizing the need for strategic planning over mere aesthetic appeal. This underscores the role of technology as a tool rather than a standalone solution. With this approach, organizations are less likely to adopt technology without clear objectives or strategies in place. Jason also explains the ethical considerations and potential of modern data and AI in shaping marketing strategies. To propel your business forward with marketing, ensure a strategic focus, harness technology wisely, and strike a balance between immediate gains and long-term capability building.
    In this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen sits down with Jason Ogden, the President and Partner at Syrup, to talk about crafting a winning marketing strategy. Jason discusses creating a successful brand strategy, how companies can effectively balance their marketing budget, and how to measure the success of marketing initiatives.

    • 23 min

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