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A drunken show about the entrepreneur's journey & those crazy enough to say screw the man to go after their dreams. Hosted by Bottoms Up Beer's Josh Springer and Produced by Creative Zombie Studio's Brad Shoemaker.

A drunken show about the entrepreneur's journey & those crazy enough to say screw the man to go after their dreams. Hosted by Bottoms Up Beer's Josh Springer and Produced by Creative Zombie Studio's Brad Shoemaker.

Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Description:

A drunken show about the entrepreneur's journey & those crazy enough to say screw the man to go after their dreams. Hosted by Bottoms Up Beer's Josh Springer and Produced by Creative Zombie Studio's Brad Shoemaker.

Language:

English


Episodes

Snapshyft with Thor Wood

1/24/2018
The bars and restaurants are plagued with bad customer service. Many times it is something that could be fixed just by pressing a few buttons on SnapShyft. Bad customer service is often the result of low staff numbers. People call in, they quit, they don’t show up to work, the list goes on. When that […]

Duration:01:06:41

Fowling with Chutt

5/23/2017
What do you get when you cross Bowling with Football? Fowling! Listen how Chutt and friends created a game based on a mistake while setting up for tailgating at the Indianapolis 500. What happened after is the stuff of legends. No really, it is what normally happens to legends in the making. He starts slow, […]

Duration:02:19:01

Owning Laughter with Chris Bowers

2/21/2017
Deciding to jump on a business just because you think it’s fun can be a recipe for disaster, but Chris Bowers has found a way to turn it around and make it a lifestyle. Bowers, owner of Morty’s Comedy Joint in Indianapolis, Wiley’s Comedy Joint in Dayton as well as former owner of a comedy […]

Duration:01:49:07

Failing with John Wechsler

7/19/2016
John Wechsler and Fail: Episode Information Failure is all we know as a baby. Each time we wave our hands, try to grasp something, hit ourselves, bump into things as we crawl or even falling down every time we try to get up and walk, we continue to fail. John Wechsler is very aware of […]

Duration:01:07:40

Pete the Planner Wants to Make You a Millionaire

7/7/2016
Pete the Planner: Episode Information Peter Dunn, better known as Pete the Planner, wants to fix your financial life. He’s been doing it for the past 18 years. Pete sometimes takes an atypical approach to fixing the financial problems that seem to ruin our lives by taking on the psychology of the approach. Now Pete […]

Duration:01:34:54

Allan Springer: Like Father Like Son – LP20

6/19/2016
Allan Springer: Episode Info Not all father/son relationships are great ones. Sometimes the father just can’t understand why the son is so bullheaded. The son often times feels like the father is putting too many rules in place. One day you wake up and realize the reason the relationship is strained is because… the father, […]

Duration:01:15:07

Two Chicks and a What? With Mina and Karen of HGTV’s Good Bones

6/14/2016
We’re breaking barriers left and right with this episode of Launchpad featuring a mother daughter duo who spend way to much time together while rehabbing houses and creating must see tv. We talk with Karen Laine and her daughter Mina Starsiak about what led them to creating a business together that is generally dominated by […]

Duration:01:10:39

Donnell Jackson, Dealing Drugs and Waking Up

5/17/2016
Donnell Jackson Episode Information Josh has always talked about Donnell Jackson as someone who no one would think to hire because of his past, but someone he is thankful for having on staff. Sometimes the past doesn’t always equal the future. People go through a journey in life and your starting point is far from […]

Duration:01:02:54

Dr. Will and Josh’s Therapy Session

5/12/2016
Dr. Will Episode Information Entrepreneurs are prone to needing therapy. It is a healthy outlet for a job that comes with a lot of stress. We talk to Dr. Will celebrity Therapist, Public Speaker, frequent Bob and Tom guest and former Nick at Nite host. We find out what’s wrong with Josh, and nearly every […]

Duration:00:50:41

Mel McMahon Crazy but Sane

5/3/2016
Mel McMahon Episode Information Everyone faces their battles and finds themselves starring at something they never saw coming. Mel McMahon tells her story and what led someone who thought she could never be a manager to running her own business. As young adults we are let loose to do whatever we want and often we […]

Duration:01:48:24

Justin Escue Drumming the Suit Out of MySpace

4/26/2016
Justin Escue: Episode Information Ideas happen all the time, but when a fully formed idea is pitched, then becomes a reality behind your back, that is when a lawsuit is bound to happen. If MySpace hadn’t been driven into the ground already, Justin Escue made sure to drive it a bit deeper after they ripped […]

Duration:01:40:23

Kristi Lee and the Startup Stage

4/19/2016
Kristi Lee: Episode Information Kristi Lee, formerly of the Bob and Tom Show, decided after nearly 30 years on a successful nationally syndicated morning radio show to try her hand at something new. It’s Josh’s favorite stage of entrepreneurship. There is so much hope, so much ahead of you and also the moment where you’re […]

Duration:00:49:04

Norm Hedges: Protecting Your Assets

4/7/2016
Norm Hedges: Episode Information Step One: Come up with a great idea. Step Two: Become a Millionaire At least, that’s what it feels like, until life kicks you in the balls and you start realizing the mountain that you’re going to have to climb. I dare say there is never a story that works out […]

Duration:01:23:28

Todd “Soupy” Campbell: Fighting with the State

3/28/2016
Todd “Soupy” Campbell Episode Info: Todd “Soupy” Campbell is a serial entrepreneur who has run the gamut on businesses and has resumed selling real estate as his full time gig after his last venture, a once highly successful bar, took a downturn after an incident involving the State of Indiana and a girl with boobs. […]

Duration:00:56:26

Greg Burhop: Kickstart Your Business

3/22/2016
Greg Burhop Episode Information Kickstarter can be the great equalizer to small businesses, but it can also pull the curtain back and reveal the frauds of the world better than other platform out there. Most, like Greg Burhop; however, get the chance to create something on a bigger scale but with the drawback that every mistake […]

Duration:00:54:38

Scott Long: Being Funny in the Corporate World

3/15/2016
Scott Long Episode Information Sometimes it pays to be funny. Scott Long, comedian and public speaker, learned a long time ago that comedy was his passion. A comedian is, by the very nature of the job, an entrepreneur. He only gets paid when he finds a gig. He is the ultimate one man show. Scott made […]

Duration:01:12:26

Doug Karr: Death and Taxes

3/8/2016
Doug Karr Episode Information Taxes, that annoying thing that we have to pay every year, or in Doug Karr, Brad Shoemaker and Josh Springer’s case, that annoying thing that you have to pay every year and always seem to wind up paying late. It’s not easy being in business for yourself. In fact, the single hardest […]

Duration:01:27:57

Carl Doninger: Conventions and Fanatics

3/1/2016
Carl Doninger Episode Information Fan: (noun) a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing. [synonyms: devotee, admirer, lover]. In this episode, we take you through the world of conventions. What it takes to put them on, dealing with celebrities, rolling with the punches outside of your control, […]

Duration:01:51:03

Steve Hershberger: Analytics and the Drug Cartel

2/22/2016
Steve Hershberger Episode Information Steve Hershberger, CEO and Founder of SteadyServ knows his numbers, and why not? Numbers make up everything in the Universe so it’s no surprise that we often turn to numbers to teach us where our business stands. People often shy away from numbers because it isn’t exactly easy to disseminate. Numbers […]

Duration:01:24:21

Matt Hunckler: Threads Startups Together Through Verge HQ

2/16/2016
Matt Hunckler Episode Information Matt Hunckler is no stranger to being an entrepreneur. He started off his journey as a DJ and progressed towards digitizing old media, so it’s no surprise he runs one of the most successful startup communities in the second tier startup cities with Verge HQ. After building up a successful web […]

Duration:02:10:02