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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
#26: Be Your Own Champion
Entrepreneur and financial advisor Xerxes Nabong shares his perspective on money relationships and the source of confidence.
#25: Redeeming the year 2020
Joe Bucci, Entrepreneurship Professor at Regent University, shares his perspective on redemption, the power of vulnerability, and running to gain perspective.
#24: Entrepreneurship in School
Kempsville Business and Entrepreneurship Academy professors and students join the show to talk about raising money, persistence, and inspiration.
#23: Innovating Virtual Events
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).
#22: Responding to your Market
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.
#21: From Pitch to Performance
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.
#20: Entrepreneurs Escaping 2020
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.
#19: Creating the Co-Working Revolution
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.
#18: Smiling Through Uncertainty
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.
#17: Manufacturing in China…During Covid??
Nate Tschohl, founder of Swimnerd, joins the show to talk about the origins of Swimnerd and his experiences manufacturing in China.
#16: Finding Passion in Business
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.
#15: MBA Students Making a Difference
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.
#14: The Journey to $100 Million
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.
#13: The Latest Updates on PPP
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.
#12: Small Business Consulting
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.
#11: Protecting Your IP in a Virtual World
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.
#10: How to Sell Post Covid-19
Chad Stenzel of Sandler Training shares his perspective on sales training, the influence of Hollywood on sales, and anecdotes about his entrepreneurial kids.
#9: Facilitating Resources in Real Estate
Nicole Campbell joins the show and shares her perspective on the real estate industry, creating marketing content, and her yearly resolutions.
#8: How a Pivot Created New Customers
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.
#7: How to Network Virtually
Laura Henderson of BizConnect joins the show to discuss networking tips, how she networks as an introvert, and her secrets for increasing online engagement.
#6: Motivation for Entrepreneurs
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.
#5: Funding your Business during a Crisis
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.
#4: Innovative Ways to Find Business
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.
#3: The Intersection of Education and Business
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.
#2: How to Work Remotely
Tim and Zack chat with Erica McMannes, founder of Instant Teams. The three discuss best practices for working remotely and pitching your business.
#1: Meet the Hosts: Tim and Zack
Tim and Zack discuss marketing tips, when to charge for products, and how to consume content.