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Opin Up Shop is a podcast documenting the journey of building and launching OpinShop, the small business Geo-Marketplace. Opin Up Shop navigates different themes that most entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers go through while focusing on the goal of "Just Getting Started".

Opin Up Shop is a podcast documenting the journey of building and launching OpinShop, the small business Geo-Marketplace. Opin Up Shop navigates different themes that most entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers go through while focusing on the goal of "Just Getting Started".
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United States

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Opin Up Shop is a podcast documenting the journey of building and launching OpinShop, the small business Geo-Marketplace. Opin Up Shop navigates different themes that most entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers go through while focusing on the goal of "Just Getting Started".

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English


Episodes

Creating a Product w/ Mike Bamboo aka The AUXGOD

6/17/2019
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On this episode, we have Mike Bamboo, @MikeBamboo, to discuss the ins, the outs, and subtleties of creating a physical product. We look at this through the lens of an idea the stemmed from being DJ Plug-N-Play to becoming the undisputed AUXGOD with the Music Battle Card Game with the same name (@AuxGodGame). He discusses how you can make some big things happen by being patient or you can risk making some costly mistakes. P.S. I recorded our interview while Mike Bamboo was on the move, so...

Duration:00:35:47

Embracing the Pivot: Introducing the Opin Media Lab

6/10/2019
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On this episode, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on and to formally introduce you to the Opin Media Lab. That's right you heard right, We are opening a Digital Content Studio where you can record Podcasts and Vlogs alike, along with using the space for portraits or headshots. Listen to this episode where I take you through my mindset before, during and after the idea to the execution of the plan. I then explain where this falls into the bigger plan. Simply put, today's...

Duration:00:20:46

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media w/ Taryn Jerez

6/3/2019
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On this episode, we have Taryn Jerez, @OneCraftyMissblog, to discuss the Do's and Don'ts of Social Media and why it's important to focus on building a relationship and not try to sell while using your favorite platform. We look at this through the lens of her blog turned Creative Biz Coach venture, One Crafty Miss, LLC. She discusses how she pivoted into this lane after being confident that her original plan would be the "sure thing". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop....

Duration:00:44:15

Small Business Champions: ACCESS WS w/ Hasani Mitchell

5/28/2019
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This episode, we conclude the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community. This week, we have the Community Manager of ACCESS WS, Hasani Mitchell, to share what the mission of ACCESS and how they plan to help minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) thrive equitably by providing access to resources, technical support, contract opportunities, and financing. Hasani also shows that music is one of the...

Duration:00:29:44

Small Business Champions: HUSTLE WS w/ Matt Williams

5/21/2019
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This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we have the Co-Founder and a board member of HUSTLE WS, Matt Williams, to share what the mission of HUSTLE is and how they overcame their underdog story and made a BIG SPLASH in the WS community with just a "little HUSTLE". Matt also goes a little...

Duration:00:39:07

Small Business Champions: Venture Cafe w/ Karen Barnes

5/13/2019
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This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we have the Executive Director of Venture Cafe WS, Karen Barnes, to share what the mission of Venture Cafe is and how the Winston Salem Chapter is different than the others around the world. Karen also goes a little deeper to show how Venture Cafe...

Duration:00:52:38

Small Business Champions: Forsyth Tech Small Business Center w/ Allan Younger

5/6/2019
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This episode is the start of a new mini-series that we are calling Small Business Champions. This week is designated National Small Business Week but we want to take the month to share some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we the director of the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, Allan Younger, to share what the mission of the SBC is and their approach in listening to the voice of the...

Duration:00:35:09

Timing and When to Start Your Business

4/29/2019
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On this episode, we have Ceez, @Ceezjr_, to discuss the importance and the sensitivity of Timing and When to Start Your Business. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors in starting his apparel company, Spiffy clothing. He discusses how he did everything he needed to be ready to launch his business and what it took for to just make the leap. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and...

Duration:00:49:23

Connecting w/ Clients & Building Relationships

4/22/2019
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On this episode, we have Billy Fountain to discuss the importance of Client Relationship Building. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors and in his partnership with URA. He discusses how he built up his confidence to initiate interactions with total strangers, how he develops client relationships, and how to maintain them. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB...

Duration:00:37:26

Consistency: The Driver of Credibility

4/15/2019
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On this episode, we have Amber Richbook to discuss the importance of consistency. We look at this through the lens of her interactive journal called #30daysofconsistency. She discusses how she built her credibility, established her reputation, remained accountable, and created and maintained her message. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec...

Duration:00:32:11

Finding Your Target Audience

4/8/2019
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On this episode, we have Alexes Johnson to discuss "Finding your audience". We look at this through the lens of her company Lexurious PR. She discusses how she identified her target, how she finds them, and how she initiates the first contact. She continues to explain how she helps some of her clients to do the same and how identifying the opportunity for others can create business for herself. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to...

Duration:00:34:10

Picking Your Business Model

4/1/2019
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On this episode, we have Rashad Little to discuss "Picking Your Business Model". We look at this through the lens of Rashad fine-tuning the model for Candid Yams Kickback. He takes tells us how he established his market base. He shares how he found an opportunity and pivoted on-the-fly in order to find a lucrative solution for him while creating more value for his customer. Finally, we discuss the importance of hitting the pavement, while not ideal, is a great tactic to use. Listen so you...

Duration:00:33:15

Balancing Life and Business

3/25/2019
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On this episode, we have Lillie Ennis to discuss "Balancing Life and Business". We look at this through the lens of her balancing being the "Most serial entrepreneur, of those who have serial" (my words, not hers). She takes through how she has balanced through her business, being a mother, and most importantly, being a human. We discuss the importance of keeping a balance and we get a ton of practical advice in how we can make this happen. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin...

Duration:00:33:05

Knowing Your Why

3/18/2019
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On this episode, we have Jen Brown to discuss "Knowing your Why". We look at this through the lens of starting her newest venture, Fearless WS, and making it align with her primary business. We discuss the importance of knowing your why and why it's important for your brand or business to embody the essence of your "WHY". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec...

Duration:00:36:45

Selling Your Strengths

3/11/2019
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On this episode, we have Magalie Yacinthe in to discuss "Selling Your Strengths". We look at this through the lens of her ramping up her newest business called SO-IN Forsyth. We discuss the importance of identifying your strengths and opportunities, we go over how to display your strengths through your pitch, and how to think outside the box in order to put your best foot forward. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and...

Duration:00:33:24

Creating Your Own Solution

3/4/2019
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On this episode, I bring in Whitney Daniel, aka Snooty Judy, to discuss "Creating your own Solution". We look at this through the lens of her idea turned weekend convention, 20 Something Doing Something (20SDS). We discuss the importance of identifying the problem, validating the solution, and executing. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec...

Duration:00:33:11

Excuse Free!

2/25/2019
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Finally! Opin Up Shop has launched. In the inaugural episode, we take a deeper dive in the countdown series, "10 Excuses I've Used That Prevented Me From Getting Started... And You May Have Used Them Too". We take a look at what may cause us to fall victim and how we can overcome these (mostly) mind-made obstacles. Hope you enjoy!

Duration:00:30:16

Welcome to Opin Up Shop

2/17/2019
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We believe the biggest challenge that any aspiring Entrepreneur, Doer, or Freelancer faces is "Just Getting Started". Opin Up Shop is the alchemist that jumpstarts the drive of those looking for that "extra push". With Opin Up Shop, we'll deliver your weekly dose of "Make It Happen" through interviews from different entrepreneurs, business owners, and other professionals to help tackle everyday obstacles faced throughout your journey. Extract the knowledge, resources, and tools from these...

Duration:00:10:25