If you love Western NY AND Entrepreneurship; this is the podcast for you. David Schaub interviews the top entrepreneurs in WNY about business. If you’re anything like me you want to learn from the top people in the industry. You want to learn their secrets, their failures, what really works and what doesn’t. In this podcast we get to the “nitty gritty” stuff Entrepreneurs want to know and learn. It’s great to learn from Entrepreneurs from across the world but what about the amazing people in our own backyard? Here we learn from people who live in the Western NY area and thrive here in Business
Happy Feet Business Owner - Sean Macaluso, Founder of The Mac Groups
From humble beginnings on Sean’s apartment porch in 2009, The Mac Groups’ award-winning team has grown organically for a decade, evolving to become the Nickel City’s certified Premier Google Partner.
As WNY’s 1st Social Media Agency, The Mac Groups has launched over 200 successful, revenue-generating campaigns – TMG’s expertise recognized through hand-selected invites to Googleplex California, LinkedIn corporate headquarters as well as 1 Hacker Way – Facebook’s main campus. Sean has been the Director of Digital Marketing for Actor/Celebrity Mark Wahlberg for the last 9 years, he has won several awards and continues to share his creative digital experiences with those who need help.
He’s a hyper-responsive leader that can jump into action at a moment’s notice. He answers the phone, responds to email, and he doesn’t let busy days get in the way of our client’s needs.
Most importantly, Sean believes work should be fun. Whether it’s through the super creative concepts he can come up or the engaging campaigns we launch and promote on social media, we know how to take our fun, enthusiastic attitudes and translate them into amazing work for our clients.
Creating a Buffalo Real Estate Machine - Jim Roberts, Founder of Metro Roberts
Jim Roberts is a true leader. WNY Metro Roberts Realty will do over 400 million dollars in sales and over 2000 sides while paying out over 7 million dollars at 100% commission. Jim Roberts is changing lives.
He also owns:
Jim Roberts Realty and Appraisal
Metro Property Preservation
MRR Property Solutions
MRR Private Lender
WNY Digital Solutions
Covering Your Butt in Business- Tom Larsen, Founder of Larsen Insurance
Tom left a six-figure sales job in insurance to start his own agency from scratch. With only have 1 insurance company to represent, he went on to get contracts with 18 insurance companies. He also started a “cluster” of agencies in Buffalo & Rochester – 8 agency strong now, to have more clout with all those insurance companies.
Sticking to Servant Leadership Even When its Tough - Stephen Lutter, Franchise owner of Ace Handyman Services
Stephen is a military officer who brings ten years of experience in operations, recruiting and marketing. Stephen lives the values of servant leadership and believes that this world could benefit from more kindness. Stephen believes in providing autonomy to his employees and provides opportunities to those who lead values-driven lives. Stephen also serves on numerous non-profit boards and believes that "to whom much is given, much is expected". He is a devoted husband to his wife Madeline and is a resident of East Aurora, NY.
Jeffrey Raugh - Telling Stories using Numbers
Jeff is a guy who understands software tech but talks about why it is important, and how to use it effectively in real life. He is the leader of Creative Data Insights, a team of professionals focused on digital marketing and helping software entrepreneurs tell their stories. They use Product Management best practices and Agile continuous learning to measure and summarize behavior to guide an impactful roadmap.
How do Small Local Businesses in WNY Do Social Media These Days? - Matthew RIley- Cofounder of Retune Marketing
Matt Riley is a social media marketer, content creator, ultra-runner, and guitarist. He got his start with social media marketing at a young age growing Facebook pages to thousands of followers. In high school, he grew a guitar-related page to over 65 thousand followers. From there he transitioned into freelance social media work and now runs social media accounts full-time.
This is a great podcast for any entrepreneur! Whether you’re a new business owner or an established one, you will surely find value listening to Dave and his wonderful guests.
David is an incredibly generous entrepreneur who is dedicated to WNY and passionate about connecting people. This podcast is a must-listen!
Essential for WNY entrepreneurs
Amazing podcast and great value added every episode. David really digs deep with every guest to provide great information that can be applied immediately to my life. I look forward to every episode!