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BBB SparkCast

Business & Economics Podcasts

A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.

A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tips to Shop Online Safely

1/5/2021
We had the opportunity to sit down with Connie Matthews, founder and owner of Reynon Educational Services and Training, and discuss cyber security. 2020 threw plenty of curveballs our way but most everyone was able to get used to working, learning and shopping online with ease. What didn't come naturally? Being prepared to deal with cyber security ourselves without an IT team backing us up. Listen in as Connie offers her tips and advice for making sure you and your information stay safe...

Duration:00:16:38

A Conversation with SBA and BBB

9/23/2020
Listen in as Everett Woodel Jr. the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Director and Kip Morse the President & CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio as they discuss how BBB and SBA have been helping small businesses through the pandemic, what's next for small businesses and how we can support small businesses during National Small Business Week and beyond.

Duration:00:17:49

Partnering to Help Small Businesses

3/10/2020
Small businesses are a driving force in Columbus, and no one knows this more than U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We were thrilled to have Everett Woodel, Jr., the District Director of SBA, stop by our office to discuss what resources SBA and BBB can offer to small businesses as well as the three pillars they use to help small businesses thrive. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments below!

Duration:00:15:38

The Impact of Small Businesses

12/16/2019
Nevin Bansal, founder of Small Biz Cares, dropped by our studio to impart wisdom on how small businesses can have a large impact on their communities and how Small Biz Cares December Community Service Day is the perfect way to help out during the holidays. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments down below!

Duration:00:10:49

Pitching with Purpose

12/6/2019
Paul Proffitt, founder of Sundown Group, stopped by our office to chat with us about what makes the perfect pitch and to discuss how Sundown Group is a partner for BBB's Ignite! Pitch with Purpose and Spark Awards event. If you'd like to submit a pitch, please click HERE. If you'd like to nominate a business or learn more about the Spark Awards, please click HERE.

Duration:00:20:20

The Value of Employee Input

8/8/2019
We chatted with Scott McComb, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Heartland Bank, about how valuable employee input can be to help businesses be more trustworthy. Our Torch Award for Ethics are now accepting applications and nominations, to nominate a business or apply, please go to bbbtorchaward.com.

Duration:00:19:55

How To Tell Your Story

7/6/2019
We had the chance to sit and talk with Barry Chandler, Co-Founder of Storyforge, about how branding is changing from selling to storytelling. He gave us insight into how to tell your brand's story and, of course, Irish Whiskey. Let us know your biggest takeaways down below!

Duration:00:21:49

The Growth Multiplier Movement

5/30/2019
We were lucky enough to have two experts on the Growth Multiplier Movement stop by and tell us their story. Paul Fuller is the Chief Growth Officer at Floriss Group and a leader in the Growth Multiplier Movement and James Rores is the CEO of Floriss Group. They explain how the Growth Multiplier Movement is changing how customer-facing teams interact with consumers and how RELA and their Care to Sell Program is recreating how the marketplace thinks of sales.

Duration:00:19:37

Planning A Successful Fundraiser

1/16/2019
Executive Director of Central Ohio Youth for Christ Scott Arnold has years of experience running a non-profit, and engaging potential sponsors and supporters in the mission. Scott gives his insight on how events can help forge a relationship between donors and non-profits, and why fundraising isn't really about money at all.

Duration:00:19:15

What are the Benefits of being an Employee-Owned Business?

11/7/2018
Kenneth Anders, founder of Kenneth's Hair Salons & Day Spas, tells his story - and how it motivated him to transition into an employee-owned business model. This episode defines what it means to be an employee-owned business and how it benefits both the entrepreneur and the company.

Duration:00:16:05

Business Scams

10/2/2018
Kip Morse, President and CEO of your BBB Serving Central Ohio, gives examples of prevalent scams that often target Central Ohio business owners and employees. Learn what to look for, ways to protect yourself and how you can stay up-to-date with BBB's Scam Tracker.

Duration:00:17:16

What Is Conscious Capitalism?

8/28/2018
Haley Boehning is the co-founder and principal at Storyforge, and the vice chair of Conscious Capitalism Columbus. Haley dives into the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism, why the world needs conscious business leaders and how organizations can get involved locally with the Columbus chapter.

Duration:00:15:36

Connecting With Media

7/31/2018
Karina Nova is an Emmy winning journalist serving as the weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter for 10TV News. During this episode, Karina gives examples of what makes a good and bad media pitch, along with ways that new and established businesses and nonprofits can start building relationships with their local media stations.

Duration:00:23:22

Creativity and Coffee

7/2/2018
Twin passions for coffee and entrepreneurship have driven Greg Ubert’s career for 25 years. As the owner of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Greg speaks to the importance of thinking beyond a retail coffee shop to better connect with his community, creating opportunities along with new specialty coffee and tea flavors.

Duration:00:13:32

Story of a Startup

6/11/2018
Two years ago, Jered Seibert with Warrior Wear left a lucrative career in mutual funds sales to pursue a business out of a passion. Jered describes his journey to creating men's yoga clothes and functioning as a startup in Central Ohio.

Duration:00:16:29

Establishing a Personal Brand

5/1/2018
Mike Rudd, partner with Hutchison Media Consultants and creator of Hashtag 59, discusses how to create and maintain an authentic personal brand both online and in the community. Mike gives takeaways on how to market your personal brand, manage your social media accounts and ultimately make connections by being yourself.

Duration:00:19:29

Servant Leadership

4/9/2018
Shannon Lee, the Executive Director of Relā, defines "Servant Leadership" and how leadership training can make all types of professionals lead better, happier lives both at home and in the office. This episode gets to the root of most negative leadership behaviors, and gives an easy step you can take today to start improving your leadership skills!

Duration:00:22:36

Building Strategic Partnerships

3/13/2018
Hillary Bates, Strategic Partnership Director with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is responsible for the Zoo's corporate sponsorship strategy, business development, partner activation and more. On this episode of BBB Sparkcast, we establish a strategic approach for building partnerships that both nonprofit and for-profit organizations can use to help further their mission and reach their target audience.

Duration:00:15:43

Create Your Own Podcast

2/20/2018
Learn the basics to creating your own podcast from Brett Johnson, owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants and the local sales manager with North American Broadcasting Company. Brett discusses affordable platforms, content strategy and equipment to help you get started. Interested listeners can email podcast@circle270media.com for access to a quick start guide, equipment recommendations, apps, publishing platforms and more!

Duration:00:18:46

Finding Work-Life Balance

1/23/2018
Justin Moodley is a marketing strategist at LASANAN, a digital agency located in Columbus, Ohio, and a father of two. In this episode, we dive into work-life balance strategies that both entrepreneurs and employees can use to better focus 100% on what is at hand - be that a project for your job, or dinner with your family.

Duration:00:21:00