Remember Martin Shrkeli? He was the so-called “Pharma Bro” who raised the price of an anti-viral drug for AIDS patients from $13.50 to $750 a pill. His arrogance and lack of empathy came to embody all that was wrong with the unregulated drug market. But not much is known about Skreli beyond the media hype. Where did he come from, what were his motives, what happend to him, and where is he now? We take a deep dive into the man once dubbed “the most hated man in America.”
A powerful social media presence helped build MF Strong, a personal training business, from a one-woman operation to a network of professional trainers. But now that it has gone from virtual and on location training to a proper brick and mortar training studio, owner Miriam Fried knew she needed additional support to grow her business, and set about creating her own Yelp business page with the help of Yelp’s Small Business Expert, Emily Washcovick. Theme Music by - and
If you're ready to boost your confidence and avoid burnout, then stay tuned. Entrepreneur and Success Coach Angel Marie is here to help you do just that and more.
Roll-Em-Up Taquitos and COO Sam Fonseca follow a deliberate approach to keeping their menu — and business — simple and successful. In this interview with host Shawn Walchef live at the Toast Spark LA event, Fonseca describes how Roll-Em-Up chooses to focus on delivering the absolute best experience. Listen now to learn about the power of social media, adjusting for customer expectations, and keeping Mama Karen’s legacy alive. Sponsored by Toast: All-In-1 Restaurant POS —
Expert copywriter Laura Belgray explains what you're doing wrong in your emails (and especially your newsletters), and how a few simple changes can boost open rates and engagement. Laura's copywriting company is at TalkingShrimp.com, and her new book is "Tough T*****s: On Living Your Best Life When You're the F'ing Worst". — Book time with Jason at
In a pandemic, Chef Dave Dreyfus wanted to make people feel better, so he started making cookies. His friend Mo Sahoo saw an opportunity for a business and together they built Best Damn Cookies, a bakery in New York where every cookie has a unique story to tell. In this episode, Dave & Mo talk about building a business from scratch, hiring the right people, & learning how to say yes to collaboration & no to the right opportunity at the wrong time. They’re joined by consumer and...
Scott Simonelli is the Founder and CEO of Veritonic Inc., one of the industry’s leading audio research and analytics platforms that provides marketing intelligence for sound. Veritonic are the pioneers in online testing and optimization, helping marketers make data-driven decisions about websites and user experience when they are struggling for guidance. Scott was also Vice President Sales at Optimost and played an instrumental role in the company’s acquisition by HP.
If you’re feeling stuck or stagnant in your business, sometimes the answer isn’t a new marketing plan, fancy tool, or new logo. Sometimes the thing that needs to change is you. In this episode Anthony Trucks - former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior, and international speaker - shares the guidance you need to make a meaningful shift in your life.
In the ever-evolving landscape of the restaurant industry, Andy Hooper, CEO and Founding Partner of the Hart House restaurant, is committed to creating a space where plant-based food options are more accessible to all. Listen now to learn the story behind Kevin Hart’s restaurant company, making plant-based food have the broadest possible appeal, and investing in employees. Sponsored by: • Toast: All-In-1 Restaurant POS —
How do you take a crazy idea, and turn it into an actual business? Matt Williams, the cofounder and Chief Cookie Officer of OpenFortune, explains how he's built a business by creating an entirely new kind of advertising space.
In the 1980s, Chicago’s trading floor was packed with loud-mouth tough guys, mountains of cocaine and a whole lot of money. Those ingredients added up to one of the biggest — and most expensive — undercover FBI investigations in history. On this episode of ‘Dirty Money’ hosts Dan Bova and Jon Small welcome guest Anjay Nagpal, who investigated the federal investigation on his hit true-crime podcast 'Brokers, Bagmen & Moles.' During the talk, Nagpal shares insights into how the Chicago...
How can you get more leads for your business, make your first $100k and develop an entrepreneurial mindset? I’m answering those questions and more during today’s episode.
Souvla Founder/CEO Charles Bililies (@cbililies) knew opening a Greek restaurant in San Francisco wasn’t going to be easy. But the restaurateur also knew he had something special to offer with his “fast fine restaurant.” Listen now to learn about operating a fast-fine concept, believing in an entrepreneurial vision, and how Toast revamped his restaurant tech stack. Sponsored by: • Toast: All-In-1 Restaurant POS —
How do you navigate tricky power dynamics at work? Leadership consultant (and author of the new book "Quick Confidence") Selena Rezvani has the answer. And it all starts by working with the person... and not their power.
Jomaree Pinkard is the CEO and Managing Director of Pronghorn, a stand-alone business established to cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs, executive leaders and founders within the spirits industry through sustainable investment, incubation and recruitment. He is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of Hella Cocktail Co. an exciting brand of botanically inspired mixers and beverages that has exploded onto the cocktail and bartending scene.
As an entrepreneur you’re good at seeing and solving other people's problems. But are you as good at seeing the problems within your own business? Today we’re going to discover those blind spots so you can remove revenue roadblocks and multiply your income potential.
Though he has amassed a big following of more than 10 million on social media, Gustavo Tosta — better known as Guga — did not plan on becoming the star of popular YouTube channels Guga Foods (@gugafoods) and Sous Vide Everything. But as he learned, rules are meant to be broken. Listen now to learn about becoming a viral YouTube Creator, the power of content collaboration, and the cookbook “Guga: Breaking the Barbecue Rules”. Sponsored by: • Toast: All-In-1 Restaurant POS —
Our culture is full of difficult, important, hot-button issues — and even if you want to avoid them, you can't always. Sometimes you need to discuss or address them. So, how? Paul Kix has spent a long time figuring that out with his new book, "You Have To Be Prepared To Die Before You Can Begin To Live." On this episode, he explains how to do it with honesty and humility.
On December 11, 1978, six armed robbers broke into JFK Airport's Lufthansa Airlines cargo terminal at 3 o'clock in the morning. A little over an hour later, they walked out with $5 million in untraceable bills (worth $22.4 million today ) and $800,000 in jewels (worth $3.6 million today.) At the time, it was the largest heist in U.S. history. And here's the really crazy part: Not a shot was fired and nobody was killed or seriously hurt (during the heist, at least.) If this sounds familiar,...
Social media strategy can seem daunting to small business owners, or like just another task that takes attention away from increasing revenue. In this episode of Behind the Review, Crystal Vilkaitis, owner of Crystal Media, says social media cannot be ignored by small businesses. She uses her expertise in the ever-changing landscape of social media strategy to help local retailers harness the power of social media for increased sales, exposure, and brand recognition.
As an entrepreneur, staying competitive in today's fast-paced business world is critical to your success. But how can you expand your team while still remaining agile? During today’s episode you’ll discover how Fiverr Business solves that problem for you.
Kareem Queeman (@mrbakesweets) didn’t become Mr. Bake overnight. He has been baking since 8. Now a rising voice in the LGBTQ+ community, he found his purpose by answering a difficult question: "If I was to leave this Earth tomorrow, would I be happy with the life that I've lived?" Listen now to learn about using media to share your voice, telling stories with products, and leaning into your power. Sponsored by: • Toast: All-In-1 Restaurant POS —
How do you get to the top? Grab some rock and start pulling. Ryan Devlin is the host of the hugely-popular podcast The Struggle Climbing Show, where he picks the brains of the world’s most elite climbers and adventure-seekers, getting their insights on training, nutrition, tactics, and the all-important mental game. Whether or not you enjoy the fight against gravity, as Ryan likes to say, many of the principles these athletes share can be applied to almost any business or creative endeavor....
In this special 300th episode, Jason reveals some of the biggest lessons he's learned in communications — including a fascinating shift in podcasting, how to build a newsletter people really want to read, and more. If you want to reach an audience of any kind, even just an audience of one, you'll want to hear this.