#38: Joy in 2020
Joy Guru Alesha Brown joins Tim and Zack to talk about turning notes into a book, the meaning behind the name, and the secret behind NYT Best Sellers.
#37: Live Entertainment Moving Forward
Entrepreneur and Musician Sam Eure chats with Tim and Zack about Covid business implications for musicians, social media’s role in music, and his favorite and least favorite songs to perform.
#36: Diversity and Inclusion Across the 757
Ronnie Parker, Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Hampton Roads Chamber, joins the show and discusses the reason why diversity training videos often don’t work, the parallels between fitness and DEI, as well as addressing inclusion in the era of cancel culture.
#35: 2020, a Family Affair
Tim Ritter, Owner of Family Fun Xperience, joins the show to discuss FFX’s March launch and Covid pivots, the downstream effects of tourism policy, and their one less straw campaign for family businesses.
#34: Leveraging Amazon as an Entrepreneur
CEO of Romans Tide, Nick Shucet, joins the show to talk about Amazon’s role in small business, getting started in e-commerce, and using humble beginnings as motivation.
#33: Leading a Team Through 2020
Chris Shelton, former Executive Director of Startwheel and Owner of Cure Coffeehouse and Cureo Coffee Liqueur, shares his wisdom on the government’s small business Covid response, the challenges of leading a team during 2020, and preserving the mental health of entrepreneurs when the world is crashing down.
#32: “Drone” -ing on with Covid
Anthony Vittone, COO of DoneUp, talks with Tim and Zack about the different use cases for drones, the evolution of drones, how DroneUp has responded to Covid-19 and who will win the drone home-delivery race? Amazon or Walmart.
#31: Publishing your Business or Life
Dawn Brotherton, of Blue Dragon Publishing, talks with Tim and Zack about the four different types of publishing, how she’s able to help aspiring authors become published, how to break down the process of writing a book.
#30: Fountains of Nasoni
Steve Waddell, founder of Nasoni and Dave Scouler, business relationship manager, talk with Tim and Zack about how the team met to get Nasoni where it is today, their pitch and origin, and how easy are the faucets to install?
#29: Skillfully Navigating Startup Law
Joel Ankney, founder of Ankney Law, talks with Tim and Zack about discerning law for entrepreneurs, legal considerations when raising capital, and the reasons to write a book as a professional.
#28: Investing in 757 Entrepreneurs
Blake Luse, Managing Director of Ferguson Ventures, shares his perspective on customer-focused entrepreneurs, what he looks for in Founders, and the power of relationships.
#27: Measuring what Matters
Lee Sheridan, owner of Two Maids and a Mop Virginia Beach, joins the show to talk about expanding his business model on the fly, following key metrics, and the challenges of staffing.
Entrepreneur and financial advisor Xerxes Nabong shares his perspective on money relationships and the source of confidence.
Joe Bucci, Entrepreneurship Professor at Regent University, shares his perspective on redemption, the power of vulnerability, and running to gain perspective.
Kempsville Business and Entrepreneurship Academy professors and students join the show to talk about raising money, persistence, and inspiration.
Deany Dormer, CEO of Executive Events, chats with Tim and Gary about big virtual event mistakes, as well as the number one prerequisite for planning a virtual event (it’s not what you may think).
Jaynee Sasso, Founder of SeniorRuns, joins the show and talks about Tenacity, Consistency, and Positivity, some of her daily routine, and knowing what the market wants.
Gary Plaag, W&M Professor and founder of Couragio Consulting, shares his takes on turning your pitch into a performance, the effect of Shark Tank on entrepreneurship, and how to rock the virtual call.
Business Director of Escape Room Virginia, Candice Gallmeyer, shares her perspective on engaging her customers through social media, asking for a raise as a female international spy, and her secrets to stirring creativity.
The regional director of Gather, Savannah Bolin, joins the show to talk about the real definition of co-working, creating community from scratch, and the hidden gems of Hampton Roads.
Tiffanie Rosier, founder of Allstar Photobooth, provides great perspective on how to get started in the event space, the right way to do client outreach, and the secret to keeping your content fresh.
Nate Tschohl, founder of Swimnerd, joins the show to talk about the origins of Swimnerd and his experiences manufacturing in China.
Dennis Gray, Founder of Accurid Pest Solutions, shares his perspective on terrible pest stories, persevering through hardship, and a great branding investment for his business.
Cara Simpson and Vicki Harrington of CrimDell SBN join the show to discuss the current MBA experience, Covid takeaways, and how to connect with the organization.
Erik J. Olson, founder of Array Digital, joins the show and discusses goal setting and transparency, lessons from his business journey, and his advice for doing business with friends.
Mike Austin, PPP Expert at the HR SBDC, discusses who should be taking PPP loans, making projections in the face of uncertainty, and the little-known interaction between PPP and EIDL.
Jim Carroll, Executive Director of the HR SBDC, joins the show and shares his perspective on grit, reopening your business, and the SBDC’s network of relationships, among much more.
Steve duBois of Patent Portfolio Builders joins the show and discusses NDA’s, the biggest mistakes he sees from entrepreneurs, and how to protect yourself when outsourcing code.
Chad Stenzel of Sandler Training shares his perspective on sales training, the influence of Hollywood on sales, and anecdotes about his entrepreneurial kids.
Nicole Campbell joins the show and shares her perspective on the real estate industry, creating marketing content, and her yearly resolutions.
Tim and Zack chat with Mike Descher, founder of MediaGroup. Mike shares how he pivoted and increased business, along with his experience buying masks and working remotely.
Laura Henderson of BizConnect joins the show to discuss networking tips, how she networks as an introvert, and her secrets for increasing online engagement.
D’shawn Wright, body-builder and owner of Body by D, joins the show to discuss his motivation, his attitude towards uncertainty, and the power of knowing your why.
Tim and Zack chat with Evans McMillion, Executive Director of 757 Angels. The three discuss the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hampton Roads and what investors are looking for in entrepreneurs.
Chef Chris Hill joins Tim and Zack to discuss gaining traction online, the power of the journey, and the effects of Covid-19 on restaurants and small businesses.
Lauren Small of Early Education Consultants shares her knowledge about the intersection of business and early education, and makes the case for current and future workforces needing a strong education system.
Tim and Zack chat with Erica McMannes, founder of Instant Teams. The three discuss best practices for working remotely and pitching your business.
Tim and Zack discuss marketing tips, when to charge for products, and how to consume content.