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Episode 20: Startup Challenges... with The Indy Startup Challenge

1/14/2018
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The mission of The Indy Startup Challenge is to teach Indiana founders how to practice the best in class startup methodologies that are now commonplace in many startup hubs throughout the country in order to create a wave of lasting startups throughout Indiana. In this episode, we speak to Stephanie Corliss and Thor Wood, co-founders of Snapshyft and Diana Morris, founder of Ladybug Collaborative. These are both startup companies that are building platforms for their respective industries....

Duration: 01:07:47


Episode 19: What Every Business Needs to Know About Google Analytics

1/5/2018
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In preparation for an upcoming training class on Google Analytics, we speak with Indianapolis Analytics expert and "all things Google" Jennifer Denney. Jennifer's company, Elevated Marketing Solutions, has been booking sold-out Google Analytics training for DK New Media since last summer. Analytics - and Google Analytics - is often misunderstood and never fully implemented by companies. Just as important as getting your accounting in order, businesses today should have their analytics in...

Duration: 00:35:25


Episode 18: What Makes Biking in Indianapolis so Fantastic?

12/18/2017
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We gathered some avid cyclists from in and around Indianapolis to speak to why this city is such an amazing place for bicycling. Tune in to hear from veterans, charities, mechanics, and even a cyclist with a national following! Special Guests: Alison Cole, Anthony Barr, Chris Wiggins, Derek Sitzman, and Jamey McPherson.

Duration: 01:04:58


Episode 17: Jen Edds: Indianapolis' Own Business Podcasting Professional from Brassy Broadcasting Company

12/18/2017
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It all started when the nuns... introduced Jen to the world of podcasting. It’s true. Jen started out editing their podcast. It was a gateway. Jen fell in love with podcasting and launched The Brassy Broadcast, and set out on a journey to learn everything I could about the medium. Jen is still fascinated with podcasting and excited by the continuous growth she's seen year after year. Jen is a wonderful, positive treasure here in the local community. Her mission is to help the do-gooders of...

Duration: 00:46:05


Episode 16: So You Want to Be a Solopreneur?

12/7/2017
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What are the benefits and challenges of being a solopreneur? We share the good, the bad, and the ugly with three new entrepreneurs and some experienced ones here in Indianapolis. Being a solopreneur is not for the faint of heart or soul. Solopreneurs are a different breed of worker, that have cast away the notion of simply "having a job". One day they decided to follow their dreams to create something different for themselves. Their stories are unique, challenging, scary, and exciting...

Duration: 01:08:49


Episode 15: How and Why To Create a Culture of Good In Your Business

11/20/2017
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What began as a movement at TCC, with 3,000 employees and 800 wireless retail locations across the United States, to do good by including employees and customers has grown into its own company to teach others to build their own Culture of Good. Four years and millions of donated items, volunteer hours and dollars later, TCC employees are bringing their souls to work every single day. They make an impact beyond the four walls of their stores. They do more than serve their customers. They...

Duration: 01:04:49


Episode 14: How Indianapolis is Positioning Itself as a Center of IoT Innovation

11/14/2017
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data. As technology continues to advance, virtually any device that users interact with will have local computing capabilities that are connected via the cloud to other services. Indiana is a world leader in growing, making, and moving things. When our...

Duration: 00:53:41


Episode 13: Meet Art to Remember, A Hoosier Fundraising Business That's Saving Art Classes

11/7/2017
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Not too many people realize that we have one of the nation's best fundraising companies here in Indianapolis, Art to Remember (https://arttoremember.com). Art classes are the first budget cut and teachers often are buying supplies out of their own pocket to keep supplies in the classroom. While schools have a ton of fundraisers, few are as successful, easy, and fun as Art to Remember. Art teachers receive the supplies to build a project in their classroom, then send the artwork to Art to...

Duration: 00:33:35


Episode 12: Meet The Passionate Leaders Protecting Indiana's Forests

11/6/2017
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Indiana has 4.7 million acres of forestland (just over 20% of IN land base) and 4.6 million acres of timberland. 95% of Indiana's forests are classified as hardwood forest types and more than 635,000 acres have been enrolled in the Classified Forest program. Have you ever wondered why Indiana forests are so amazing? Would you like to keep them amazing? Meet two of the people from organizations fighting to keep and grow our forests plentiful. Anne Laker and Shannon Anderson talk about the...

Duration: 00:43:41


Episode 10: Women-Owned Businesses Serving Their Community

10/30/2017
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Does your work inspire you? Does it serve others? Are you changing the world around you? Today, we speak with three female entrepreneurs that left corporate life and the stability of a great paycheck to pursue their passions. We have an amazing conversation with 3 female business owners who have created businesses serving their community. The founders of JenDaisy Boutique, Indiana Originals, and Fatherless Daughters are an inspiration - and we interview them here in Off the Circle. Special...

Duration: 00:58:38


Episode 8: Kenzie Academy: Preparing Indianapolis' Growing Demand for Technology Talent

10/23/2017
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Indianapolis is turning into a hotbed for technology and startups. In 2016, 43 technology companies committed to add over 5,000 full-time jobs. These tech jobs pay twice the median average wage. Two-thirds of the $77 million in 2016 venture capital in Indiana companies went to technology companies (three-quarters of all companies who received VC) and since 2000, $7 billion in acquisitions and IPOs from more than 2 dozen companies has materialized. According to SmartAsset, Indy is ranked...

Duration: 00:31:03


Episode 7: Know Your Finances! Learn Both Personal and Business Financial Tips!

10/20/2017
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How you handle finances is key to your success at operating a business as well as how you prepare for retirement. Today we talk about personal and business finances, taxes, and how to plan ahead for the highs and lows of owning a business. What should you do when the money is good, and how to plan for seasonal work, when you need to ask for assistance... all on Off the Circle! Special Guests: Dan Rodgers and Ed Gunnell.

Duration: 00:42:53


Episode 5: What is the Orr Fellowship?

9/25/2017
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The Orr Fellowship (http://orrfellowship.org/) has already made an enormous impact in the region's fastest-growing organizations, but what do you know about it? Many of us have had the pleasure of working alongside a Fellow, but didn't understand what the mission was, how it started, what the impact has been, and how to get involved. We were lucky enough to have Executive Director, Karyn Smitson, in our studio along with four current Orr Fellows. They describe what the program is like, how...

Duration: 00:41:15


Episode 4: The Fanboys Discuss Apple's Special Event on September 12th

9/14/2017
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Apple had a special event held at Steve Jobs Theater on September 12, 2017. Since we're all fanboys, we wanted to discuss the product announcements in detail. They announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple Watch 3, watchOS4, Apple TV 4K, watchOS 4, and iOS 11. Doug, Adam, and Ryan got together the day after to give their take on each of the devices, the advancements, the hits, and perhaps a few misses.

Duration: 00:41:39