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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for access to a quick start guide, equipment recommendations, apps, publishing platforms and more!
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.
Jim Pontius, owner of Hutchison Media Consultants, has a history working with traditional media in Central Ohio. Jim talks about the "pillars of advertising", many of his marketing influences and the importance of utilizing both traditional and social media when advertising your company.
Beth Fetzer-Rice is the Executive Director of The Homeless Families Foundation, a Columbus, Ohio charity founded in 1986. With #GivingTuesday and the holiday season right around the corner, Beth speaks on the importance of researching a charity before donating - for your own protection against untrustworthy organizations, and to be able to help the charity in the best way possible.
Chad Silverstein founded Choice Recovery, a collections agency, in 1997, and [re]start, LLC in 2014. As a 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Recipient, Chad dives into what it takes to tackle negative stereotypes within his industry, and how he works to create trust and a strong company culture along the way.
Joey Thomas, owner of Thomasonian Media, LLC explains how technology and creativity can go hand-in-hand to tell a story. Joey encourages all entrepreneurs to let their personality show through social media and some of his favorite affordable online marketing resources.
Betty Clark, owner of CPMedia & Marketing Services, talks about her entrepreneurial journey through the last 25 years - including firsts, mistakes and resources that have helped along the way. Learn the importance of reaching out as a small business and seeking assistance and expertise when you need it.
JJ Rodeheffer is one of the entrepreneurs behind Zipline Logistics, a third party logistics firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and a 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics recipient. JJ explains the importance of mentorship and continuing to learn throughout your business journey.
Alex Traxler owns Griffen Hollow Studio, a woodworking company founded in 2012 with the mission of offering professional quality craftsmanship at industry disrupting pricing while pushing eco-friendly sustainable practices. Hear his thoughts on the importance of businesses becoming more socially responsible - and how you can start making changes today.
Bobbi Custer, a 2017 recipient of BBB’s Spark Award, owns The Spotted Cow, a coffee shop with the mission to grow the skills of individuals both typical and with disabilities in quality, service and opportunity. Learn what it takes to create a positive and strong company culture in the workplace.
Lubna Najjar, founder of Columbus-based IL Moda and Lubna Designs Inc., is an accomplished Jordanian American fashion designer. She has been featured on Good Morning America, in The Huffington Post and more. Hear her thoughts on the importance of diversity in business and what it's like to be an entrepreneur.
Learn more about BBB Serving Central Ohio's new podcast, BBB Sparkcast, where you can hear from local entrepreneurs firsthand. In our first episode, BBB's President and CEO Kip Morse explains how this podcast will help connect, and be a resource for, our community of businesses and nonprofit organizations.