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The Unconventional Path: Secrets to Igniting Your Business With Bela and Mike

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Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today’s global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don’t). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every two weeks. Send us your comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com and check us out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Bela.and.Mike/

Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today’s global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don’t). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every two weeks. Send us your comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com and check us out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Bela.and.Mike/
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United States

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Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today’s global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don’t). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every two weeks. Send us your comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com and check us out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Bela.and.Mike/

Language:

English

Contact:

518-796-1357


Episodes

EP-15 Mini: All Progress is Made by Trying Something New

1/13/2019
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EP-15 Mini: All Progress is Made by Trying Something New This is the first of our bi-monthly mini episodes. In these 5-10 mini episodes Mike and I will be discussing one topic of general interest. Our longer, interview episodes will remain the same and will also be bi-monthly on alternative weeks from the minis. This episode’s topic is change and trying something new. All entrepreneurs have a willingness to try new things/ideas/ concepts. After all, everything we have in this world is a...

Duration:00:06:53

EP-14: Backpack around the world, teach English in Japan and build a successful business that is acquired - Simon Balint

1/6/2019
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Simon Balint graduated from high school and deferred entering Brown University for a year to backpack around the world. He then spent a few years teaching English in Japan and helping to expand the company he worked for. After returning to the United States, he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s business incubator where he met some students who were starting a business. He joined them and they build a business that was acquired by Lion Products. Thanks for listening, Bela and...

Duration:01:00:59

EP-13: Entrepreneurship in Sweden - Gustav Joensson

12/23/2018
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Gustav Joensson is an exchange student at Clarkson University. I sat down with him to discuss entrepreneurship in Sweden and how it compares to the United States. Gustav discuss the strong entrepreneurship education available to all students starting in high school and continuing through college. We discuss the impact this has had on Sweden. Gustav also relates his experience at Clarkson and exploring various parts of the United States. Hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for...

Duration:00:48:39

EP-12: Bringing in talent to grow the business. Mitch Hara - Beekman 1802

12/9/2018
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Mitch Hara started as an investment banker helping Beekman 1802 grow and ended up becoming CEO. Every growing business needs experienced talent, finding the “right” talent is multi-faceted. Starting as a consultant enables the founders and Mitch to get to know each other before making a major commitment. This interview was recorded live at the NY Biz Lab - Clarkson Entrepreneurship Lunchtime Series. It’s a fascinating story of a New York City banker, joining a “Living Brand” business in...

Duration:00:59:06

EP-11: Passion, Culture, and Supply Chain. Nichole Snow - Darn Good Yarns

11/25/2018
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EP-11: Passion, Culture, and Supply Chain. Nichole Snow - Darn Good Yarns Nichole’s entrepreneurial adventures started with selling Betta fish to her dorm-mates in college. Then she transformed her childhood hobby into a thriving business. She’s a master at recognizing opportunities. Darn Good Yarns provides uniquely made materials to the craft market while helping there suppliers from impoverished regions of the world make a sustainable living. Nicole’s mission is to infuse good into all...

Duration:00:53:02

EP-10: Kickstarter plus passion equals start-up. Charlotte Hayden - Craft Coffee Flavors

11/25/2018
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EP-10: Kickstarter plus passion equals start-up. Charlotte Hayden - Craft Coffee Flavors What do you do when you cannot find your favorite coffee flavor? Charlotte Hayden starts a business to develop and sell coffee flavorings. Listen to her describe the challenges of leaving her full-time job and jumping head first into her passion to start her business. Charlotte also discusses the robust entrepreneurial community in Austin, Texas and the adventure of starting a Kickstarter campaign. She...

Duration:00:30:42

EP-9: Holiday Bonus. Releasing 2 podcasts this week.

11/25/2018
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EP-9: Holiday Bonus. Releasing 2 podcasts this week. To kick off the Holiday season we are releasing 2 episodes this week. The period between Thanksgiving and New Years is a special time of the year. It’s exciting for everyone from young to old. We would like to thank our listeners for helping to make “The Unconventional Path: Secrets to igniting your business with Bela and Mike” a success. So this week, we have 2 episodes: EP-10, with Charlotte Hayden - Craft Coffee Flavors, explores the...

Duration:00:02:33

EP-8: Are lawyers entrepreneurs? Rich Honen - Venture Capital & Technology Practice Team Leader at Phillips-Lytle

11/11/2018
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Lawyers can be great sources of advice to entrepreneurs and can also be entrepreneurs themselves. Rich Honen - Venture Capital & Technology Practice Team Leader at Phillips-Lytle and the leader of the Albany NY office. Rich tackles the age-old question, “Start a business right out of school or join an existing company.” Hear Rich describe how he ended up in law school, joined a start-up law firm right out of law school, then bought out his partner and acquired the frim and then the decision...

Duration:01:10:01

EP-7: It's not about risk, it's about being prepared for the challenge. Craig Skevington - Serial Entrepreneur

10/28/2018
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It’s not about risk, it’s about being prepared for the challenge. Craig Skevington - Serial Entrepreneur Disruption, challenge, planning, and entrepreneurship. How do they fit together? Craig Skevington, a serial entrepreneur, shares his provocative views on entrepreneurship. Craig differentiates between challenges (what drives entrepreneurs) and risk (which is driven by the challenge). He discusses the role of planning, disruption, managing, building a team, and managing rapid...

Duration:00:50:48

EP-6: Stretch assignments and how they are critical in building a career. Dave Kruczlnicki - CEO Glens Falls Hospital (Ret)

10/14/2018
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How does vision develop? Dave Kruczlnicki the former CEO of Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls NY tells his story of how he took on assignments that challenged him and gave him a solid foundation to develop a vision and lead a community hospital. Dave discusses balancing the needs of the community with the financial demands of running a hospital. Finally, Dave shares advice on how to manage entrepreneurially and take smart risks in a complex, regulated environment. Check out Dave’s current...

Duration:01:00:52

EP-5 You won't starve - Darrin Jahnel - Jahnel Group

9/29/2018
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How do you build a successful culture? Darrin Jahnel, co-founder of software developer Jahnel Group, explains the role of people and culture in his company. Darrin offers some great tips on hiring and keeping great people, on investing in your culture, and on genuinely caring about your employees. He also discusses his journey from quitting his job, going through all his savings and getting into $70K in debt, before figuring out to “go where the money is”. Check out Darrin’s company here:...

Duration:01:06:51

EP-4: Having the courage to leave the mother-ship to start your own business - Hugh Johnson - Johnson Advisors

9/18/2018
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Hugh Johnson, the founder of Hugh Johnson Advisors, Albany NY. Listen how Hugh built his career, from humble beginnings, into being a world renowned financial advisor. Chances are you have seen him on CNBC or heard him on NPR. You will hear how he left a large firm and blazed out on his own and how one small thing he did early in his career had a lasting impact on him. Check out Hugh Johnson Advisors here: https://www.hjadvisors.com/ Send us your comments and suggestions at...

Duration:00:52:55

EP-3: The second time is so much more fun - Ed Mitzen - Fingerpaint

9/18/2018
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Ed Mitzen, the founder of Fingerpaint in Saratoga Springs, NY. Fingerpaint is a marketing company with a list of any firm would be envious of. This is Ed’s second company, but the first one he has done as a solo founder. He discusses the challenges of heading out on your own. Fingerpaint recently made an acquisition, you will hear the challenges in finding and integrating another business into Fingerpaint. Ed also discusses work-life balance and how he focuses on developing the culture at...

Duration:00:47:24

EP-2: Re-invigorating america's manufacturing base utilizing entrepreneurship concepts. - David Dussault

9/18/2018
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A great interview with David Dussault, the founder of P1 Industries in Schenectady, NY. David started P1 after leaving GE and has built a solid business in machining and fabricating precision metal components for the energy industry. Listen to how David has grown this company by keeping a keen eye on building a customer service focused culture. P1 is a great example of applying entrepreneurship to traditional manufacturing businesses. Check out P1 here: http://www.p1ind.com/ Send us your...

Duration:00:50:55

EP-1: Introduction to the podcast: The Unconventional Path: Secrets to Igniting Your Business With Bela and Mike

9/8/2018
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Welcome to The Unconventional Path: Secrets to Igniting Your Business With Bela and Mike Your host for this podcast series are Bela Musits, the David D. Reh professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Clarkson University in upstate New York, and Mike Wasserman, professor of international management at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany. Join us on a journey to explore how to build and grow your business in today’s global marketplace. In each episode, we try to...

Duration:00:02:22