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#037: How Podcasting Inspired this Entrepreneur to Open His Own Specialty Coffee Business - Blue Lagoon Coffee

Jack Harris- Owner of Blue Lagoon Coffee- La Mesa, San Diego- @bluelagooncoffee @blc_coffee Starting a career as a real estate broker, Jack Harris dreaded the corporate life. As many of our other podcast guests have shared, Jack yearned for a career that fed his interests. When jack lost his mentor in 2010, it was a wake-up call & turning point in his life, and he was inspired to pursue something different. After experimenting and making his own cheese, beer, and wine, Jack found his one...

Duration: 01:19:12

#036: How the Hip Hop Culture, Family, and Community Influenced this Filipino American Dessert Startup - Snoice

Jayrell Ringpis - Owner of Snoice - Paradise Hills, San Diego - @SnoiceSD Jayrell Ringpis grew up in Paradise Hills San Diego working for his families event company where he began learning about business. After graduating from Cal State San Marcos, Jayrell and his wife moved to New York where he worked for a non-profit start up company learning even more about the business world. Jayrell and his wife moved back to San Diego and opened Snoice, their very own dessert shop in his families...

Duration: 01:05:29

#035: 2018 Internet Marketing Growth Hacks for Small Businesses - Power Digital Marketing

Grayson Lafrenz - CEO of Power Digital Marketing / Flip The Switch Podcast - San Diego @power_digital @flipswitchcast @GraysonMLafrenz CEO of Power Digital Marketing and Flip The Switch Podcast, Grayson Lafrenz talks about how digital marketing is a key component to a successful business today. He shares his journey from sales to CEO. Grayson explains the importance of transparency and how using social media can allow your consumers to connect and invest in your business. Follow Grayson...

Duration: 01:14:18

#034: Staying Ahead of the Game in the Hospitality & Gaming Industry - Valley View Casino & Hotel

Bruce Howard & Howard Silver - GM & VP of Food & Beverage - Valley View Casino & Hotel - Valley Center @vvcasinohotel Bruce Howard, lets us in on his journey through the hospitality industry. Starting as a fry cook, to the now General Manager of Valley View Casino, he has hospitality in his blood. He leads by example and teaches how to be successful in the hospitality industry. Howard Silver, the Vice President of Food and Beverage at Valley View Casino shares his story and insight on how...

Duration: 01:16:00

#033: Owning and Operating a Whole Animal Butcher Shop in North Park - The Heart and Trotter

James Holtslag - The Heart and Trotter Butchery - North Park, San Diego @heartandtrotter James Holtslag grew up in the Virginia countryside, hunting and fishing learning how to prepare meats from a young age. After graduating college he worked in the corporate world longing for something more. He decided to gather family and friends and pursue his passion by opening his own butcher shop here in San Diego. The Heart and Trotter is owned and operated by James Holtslag and Trey Nichols. James...

Duration: 01:07:10

#032: Inspired by BBQ Pitmasters, Barbecue Turned This Friendship Into Family - Yardpirates BBQ

Yardpirates BBQ - Competition BBQ Team - San Diego @Yardpiratesbbq Jeremy, Garrett, and Andy started their BBQ journey with friends - grilling and experimenting with different meats on a homemade grill. They found inspiration from the T.V. show 'Pitmasters' and they hosted their own backyard BBQ competition with close friends. The Yardpirates BBQ team was born. Their love for BBQ sparked their desire to get involved in competition BBQ. The Yardpirates BBQ brand became a lifestyle for the...

Duration: 01:17:12

#031: If You Hate Your Job, Quit and Find Your "Bicycle" - Sam The Cooking Guy

Sam The Cooking Guy - Cook, TV/Online Personality, Author - San Diego @thecookingguy Sam The Cooking Guy started working with family and real estate before realizing that he was unhappy, he decided to pursue a cooking show that showcased his authenticity. Sam started with short segments on a local news station and moved to a spot on a county television channel leaving a dishonest boss behind. Sam wrote his own cookbooks, filmed cooking shows from his own kitchen, and hosted cooking...

Duration: 01:49:09

#030: Creating Your Own Culinary Side Hustle - Dinner With A Chef

Andres Hinojosa - Head Chef/Owner - Dinner With A Chef, San Diego @dinnerwithachef Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Yelp: LinkedIn: BBQ Slang 101: Chef vs Cook:...

Duration: 01:05:46

#029: An Insiders Look Into Sports Journalism and Covering the NFL for ESPN & Pro Football's HOF - Jim Trotter

Jim Trotter - NFL reporter for ESPN, Howard Alum, PFWA president, NFL Hall of Fame voter, ESPN Twitter: Junior Seau - Life and Death Book: NFL Insiders: ESPN: Leaving Sports Illustrated: Jim Trotter Joining ESPN:...

Duration: 01:15:48

#028: Embracing Digital Marketing & Outstanding Leadership Has Allowed This Local News Station to Thrive - FOX 5 San Diego

Scott Heath - President & General Manager of FOX 5 San Diego, San Diego, CA - FOX 5 San Diego News Instagram: Shally Instagram: Raoul Instagram: Heather Lake Instagram: Website: FOX 5 Team: Shally Zomorodi: Facebook:...

Duration: 01:06:00

#027: From Catering and Vending at Farmers Markets to Opening a Barbecue & Beer Restaurant - Corbin's Q

Corbin O'Reilly - Corbin's Q , San Diego, CA - Santa Maria Style Barbecue Instagram: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Yelp: The Knot: Youtube: Tap Trucks: Tap Trucks...

Duration: 01:20:40

#026: Working Hard to Fulfill Your Dreams as a Restaurant Owner - Albert's Mexican Food

Albert Garzon, Albert's Fresh Mexican Food - 4 locations in San Diego, CA #PrayForVegas Website: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Del Mar BBQ Championship Facebook Event:...

Duration: 01:17:46

#025: A Backyard BBQ Family Relives the Las Vegas Shooting at Route 91 - Behind The Smoke

Tom & Tamara Murphy, Team WGW - Weber Grills Win, Spring Valley, CA #PrayForVegas Instagram: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Del Mar BBQ Championship Facebook Event: Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival: Upcoming BBQ Events and Competitions:...

Duration: 01:15:54

#024: Turning a California Hockey Dream into a Sports Business Reality - San Diego Gulls Hockey Club

Matt Savant (@msavant88), President of Business Operations of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club, San Diego, CA Website: Facebook: Twitter: & Instagram: YouTube: & Matt Savant Named Gulls President of Business...

Duration: 01:12:41

#023: How a Corporate Event Planner Built a Global Lifestyle Concierge Firm - The Henley Company

Nicole Matthews (@henleyco), Global Event, Travel & Lifestyle Concierge | Speaker | Event Professor | Social Media Champ | Recess Architect | Permission Author San Diego, CA Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Pinterest: YouTube: Ole Hickory Pits:...

Duration: 01:18:47

#022: When Opening Your BBQ Business Doesn't Go As Planned - Primitive Smoke BBQ

Brandon Haynie and Jermaine Spotwood (@primitive_smoke_bbq), Previous Owners of Primitive Smoke BBQ in Pacific Beach, San Diego Website: Facebook: Instagram: & & Yelp: YETI: Ole Hickory Pits:...

Duration: 01:04:47

#021: Building Your Brand One Sexy UPC Code at a Time - Happy Hour Wine & Valley Farm Market

Kristin Jolley (@HappyHourWine @JolleyGoodTimes), Owner of Happy Hour Wine and Kat Nelson (@ValleyFarmMarket), Legendary Beverage Manager at Valley Farm Market Website: & Twitter: & Instagram: & YETI: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates:...

Duration: 01:09:12

#020: From Sports Radio to the Dave and Jeff Show Podcast - Jeff Dotseth

Jeff Dotseth (@JeffDotseth @DaveNJeffShow @DavePalet) of the Dave and Jeff Show Podcast Website: iTunes: Twitter: & Instagram: YouTube: Jeff Leaves Sports Radio With Dave Palet:...

Duration: 01:15:38

#019: The Visionary Leader Behind San Diego Sports Arena - Ernie Hahn

Ernie H. Hahn (@ErnieHahn @valleyviewcasinocenter) of AEG and Valley View Casino Center Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: AEG Arenas - VVCC: Ole Hickory Pits:...

Duration: 01:30:33

#018: When a Family Run Business Focuses on Educating the Customer - Harvest Meat Company

Kyle Leavy: (@meatkyle) of Harvest Meat Company Website: LinkedIn: Instagram: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Del Mar BBQ Championship: HARVEST FOOD DISTRIBUTORS MERGES WITH SHERWOOD FOOD DISTRIBUTORS:...

Duration: 01:02:18

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