75 episodes

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

WNY Entrepreneur David Schaub

    • Business
    • 5.0, 35 Ratings

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

    Building Our Community Up With a Non Profit & Passion - Darren Cotton

    Building Our Community Up With a Non Profit & Passion - Darren Cotton

    As a graduate student at the University at Buffalo, Darren founded The Tool Library, a community-based tool lending library, in response to his experience renting from an absentee landlord. Darren Cotton has over a decade of experience in the fields of community development, urban planning, and information design. Working as Director of Community Development & Planning at the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA), Darren was responsible for writing and administering over $2 million in grant funding focused on commercial corridor revitalization, small business development, alternative transportation planning, historic preservation, public art, and community capacity building in Buffalo's University District. Prior to this, Darren served as an Associate Planner at the University at Buffalo Regional Institute working on a regional sustainability initiative, the remediation of industrial brownfields, and a form-based overhaul of Buffalo's zoning code.  With a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and Linguistics and a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo, Darren works to bridge the gap between research and policy through planning, design, and grassroots activism and is a strong believer that a small, dedicated group of individuals can change the world.

    • 30 min
    Who We Are, Not Just What We Do - Thomas Anderson, Financial Advisor

    Who We Are, Not Just What We Do - Thomas Anderson, Financial Advisor

    Tom Anderson is a guy whose passion is helping others, he just so happens to be a financial advisor. After graduating from Canisius College with a finance degree, he didn’t want to go the banking route and loved working with others, so he decided to pursue a career as an advisor. He focuses on helping others achieve their goals no matter what stage of life they are in. He is very involved with the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, Big Brother Big Sister of WNY, the St. Francis High School Alumni Board, the Canisius college young alumni philanthropy group, and the Hauptman-Woodward Institute. He plays baseball in the summer, skis in the winter and loves photography and traveling as much as he can…He’s certainly not your typical advisor and I think you’ll find that out in this podcast interview. 

    • 31 min
    How To Create & Run Amazing Events in WNY - Therese Forton- Barnes

    How To Create & Run Amazing Events in WNY - Therese Forton- Barnes

    Therese aka “Tee”, has been in the event planning business for over 35 years coordinating events for Jim Kelly, Ryan Miller, Rich Products, Ingram Micro, The Community Foundation, Friendship Festival, Curtain Up, Thursday in the Park, The Buffalo Bills and so many other corporations and charities in WNY. She has also made an effort to help up many charities across western New York including the greater Buffalo sports Hall of Fame where she served as president for five years. She is also in the process of helping the Buffalo Hall of Fame Experience build a permanent site in Western New York to house the artifacts of Buffalo’s sports, music, and broadcasters Hall of Fame‘s.

    • 33 min
    The Transition From Starting Up A Company To Selling Products in Box Store to Online Only - Steve Coulton- Fonder of Oncore Golf

    The Transition From Starting Up A Company To Selling Products in Box Store to Online Only - Steve Coulton- Fonder of Oncore Golf

    Steve always had a passion for golf from a young age. Steve turned that passion into a business. In this podcast we talk about how he started the business, how he got into the big box stores to completely converting it into an online business. 

    • 27 min
    Developing A Business Over 25 Years - Eric Pyne

    Developing A Business Over 25 Years - Eric Pyne

    Political Science major, turns social worker decides to move back to Buffalo and open a dry cleaning business and start a family with $13,000 savings and no business or dry cleaning experience. For 25 years Eric has employed hundreds of employees and paying millions in wages. He grew his business/businesses to over 2m in revenue in an industry that has been contracting since they entered and that has seen many well-established brands close their doors over the last decade.

    Here are some the of the questions we went over

    a. What’s the best advice you could give to a fellow small business owner?

    b.  How has your approach to marketing evolved over the years? What have you found most effective?

    c. How much importance do you put on self-development and what do you focus on yourself?

    d. What’s your take on this new COVID environment and what do you think it means for businesses?

    • 31 min
    From Cow Manure To Over A Million Dollars In 3 Different Industries- Dan Herlehy

    From Cow Manure To Over A Million Dollars In 3 Different Industries- Dan Herlehy

    Hearing Dans Story is quite interesting and has taken a lot of twists and turns. Dan whos only 48 years old, has made over a million dollars in 3 Industries, (Real-estate. The Dot.Com Boom in the 90s and in Network Marketing) - 1st property at 19 years old. He's also married with 4 children. He's a native in Hamburg NY where he still lives today.

    Dan has also done some motivational speaker for Market America - Not only has he spoken all across the USA but also in the UK and Canada. 

    In this podcast, we talk about how he did all this, how to scale your business, and even parenting while being an Entrepreneur. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Vinko P ,

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!

JecaBars ,

Really Great Podcasts

Love the local focus. The interviews are great and the topics are very relevant. Great job!

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Great podcasts!

I love how this podcast uses local entrepreneurs to inspire us in our own businesses. Lots of great advice to improve your business mindset and skills!

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