Episodes
In this episode, Emily Washcovick chats with Rosanne, general manager of Think Greek. From originating as a food truck, to winning the South Beach Wine and Food Fest and the title of the Best Bite in Town, Rosanne shares how innovation and creativity have set Think Greek apart. Learn about their journey to being featured on Food Network’s Best Bite in Town, and get insights on embracing opportunities, managing feedback, using social media, and more! Theme Music by and
Published 07/18/24
Published 07/18/24
Our panel of investors is eager to see the next big thing, but they're not shy about asking tough questions. One contestant has their leadership style called into question, and another is asked to make a decision on the spot that would result in a big investment — but also would fundamentally change their business. Hear what happens on this thrill-a-minute episode of ! Season 11 of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is presented by Amazon Business.
Published 07/17/24
is a scheduling, payroll, and employee retention app designed to improve performance for restaurants. Founded in the back office of a sandwich shop in 2014, was born out of CEO Jordan Boesch's desire to create simple solutions for complex team management challenges. Listen now to learn about engaging employees, simplifying product development, and why now is the best time to be a restaurant operator. Sponsored by:  • TOAST - All-In-1 Restaurant POS: • OVATION - Guest Feedback Platform:
Published 07/16/24
Andrew Wilkinson went from barista to billionaire, and often wonders: When does it feel like he's accomplished enough? It's why he wrote his new book, "Never Enough." In this deep and personal conversation, we explore what it means to constantly want more, and how to find satisfaction in your accomplishments.
Published 07/15/24
Host Emily Washcovick sits down with Vincent Berretta, co-owner of Tres Lecheria, to discuss their journey from a small bakery to a wholesale supplier for grocery chains. Vincent shares valuable lessons on budgeting, funding, and scaling a business, emphasizing the importance of financial strength for stability and growth. Discover how Tres Lecheria navigated challenges, pivoted during the pandemic, and leveraged customer feedback to zone in product offerings, and expand their market reach ...
Published 07/11/24
Jill W. Fox is the Founder of Fox Social Media. Jill initially learned social media to keep an eye on her then-teenagers. In 2010, Jill founded the company after working with her children’s sports teams to run their social media pages and falling in love with the process. Now, Jill runs a six-figure company planning and managing social media for her clients. Her advice? Make sure you love what you do. Listen to the Side Hustle to Small Business podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or visit: 
Published 07/11/24
Stephen Lease, CEO and Co-Founder of Goodr, shares his journey from early challenges to leading a thriving company known for its stylish and affordable sunglasses. Passionate about running, Stephen saw a problem that needed fixing: affordable, quality glasses for runners. Embracing failure as a stepping stone, he turned setbacks into opportunities, driving Goodr to success. Join us as Stephen discusses the importance of resilience, innovation, and learning from failures in building a...
Published 07/10/24
This episode of may be about child-centric products, but no one is kidding around when it comes to cash. Contestants came ready with serious pitches — and serious funding requests. Will anyone score the hundreds of thousands they're seeking to grow their business? There are many factors at play that can sway an investor's decision, including this critical pitch component highlighted by Netflix co-founder : "A product can't just be useful — it has to be something that a lot of people want."...
Published 07/10/24
Chef Joe Flamm is the culinary director of Day Off Group, which runs popular Chicago restaurants Rose Mary and BLVD Steakhouse. He is also the winner of Top Chef. Early on, he learned the importance of telling stories whether on TV or social media. Listen now to learn about becoming a celebrity chef, perfecting Balkan cuisine, and keeping it real on social media. Sponsored by:  • TOAST - All-In-1 Restaurant POS: • OVATION - Guest Feedback Platform:  
Published 07/09/24
Why are we often unaware of problems? It's because we're not asking the right questions. Jeff Wetzler is a master of asking better questions, and teaches us how to extract the information we need from others. His new book is called "Ask: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs In Leadership and Life".
Published 07/08/24
Philip Krim, Co-Founder of Casper, shares his journey from starting his first company while still enrolled at the University of Texas to becoming a prominent entrepreneur with many success stories. Philip doesn't sugarcoat the challenges of starting and running a successful business, emphasizing that it takes a unique individual to persevere through the hardships. He candidly discusses his willingness to start his company no matter what, despite numerous rejections and challenges in getting...
Published 06/26/24
Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is back for season 11! Our investors are ready to sink their teeth into the next big thing, so we identified three food entrepreneurs to tempt investors with tasty deals. Will they bite? Hear the episode to find out.  Contestants step into the elevator and have just 60 seconds to pitch their company. If our investors like what they hear, the elevator doors open and our contestant steps out of the frying pan and into the fire for an intense negotiation that could...
Published 06/26/24
, known for her Emmy- winning presence on Good Day New York and her daughter, are co-owners of . Marion Scotto (affectionately known as “Mama Scotto”) sparked the duo’s ambition to carve out a culinary haven. Listen now to learn about their very first food review, leveraging social media, and philanthropic efforts. Sponsored by:  • TOAST - All-In-1 Restaurant POS: • OVATION - Guest Feedback Platform:  
Published 06/25/24
Jon Taffer is celebrating 250 episodes of his hit TV show Bar Rescue. In this episode, he shares how he evolved into the screaming, food-throwing guy you see on TV — and the lessons that any aspiring leader can learn from it. (It won't be what you think!) This episode is sponsored by Okta. The world’s Identity company. To learn more, visit
Published 06/24/24
Tim Storey's Journey to Success In a world where success stories often seem distant and unattainable, Tim Storey's remarkable journey from humble beginnings in Compton, California, to becoming a renowned life coach impacting lives globally is nothing short of inspiring. In a recent podcast hosted by Jeff Fenster, Tim shared his insights on the role of mentors, the importance of humility, and the keys to achieving success. His story serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of...
Published 06/24/24
is founder of legendary NYC pizzeria . Now with a frozen pizza line () he’s bringing big ideas to the industry with relentless hard work, authenticity, and strategic growth.   Listen now to learn about an unorthodox approach to building a business, remaining true to goals, and building a scalable CPG brand. Sponsored by:  • TOAST - All-In-1 Restaurant POS: • OVATION - Guest Feedback Platform:  
Published 06/18/24
You're unique, so why can't customers see it? In this episode, you'll get an answer — by dropping in on a real consulting session! is an executive mentor who struggles to stand out among a sea of coaches. Brand expert helps him, and also gives you the tools to stand out from your competitors.
Published 06/17/24
Welcome to another episode of Jeff Fenster's podcast, where we dive deep into the stories of remarkable individuals who have overcome adversity and achieved great success. In today's episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Marco Contreras, a true inspiration whose journey from humble beginnings in Mexico to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the US is nothing short of remarkable. Marco's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of embracing the journey towards...
Published 06/17/24
Host Emily Washcovick kicks off Season 3 with a recap of her favorite themes and takeaways from the last 50 episodes. Discover insights from business owners and customers on creating exceptional experiences, the importance of engaging with Yelp, and how to leverage reviews for growth. Tune in for practical advice and inspiring stories from diverse businesses, and get a sneak peek at what’s coming this season! Guest quotes in this episode from : Theme Music by and
Published 06/13/24
Need funding to launch or grow your business? Meet two founders who successfully took an often-overlooked approach to fundraising: grants. Jessica Martin Eckerly, CEO and co-founder of Forward BIOLABS, and Alex Tyink, co-founder of Fork Farms, each received transformative awards from WEDC, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. And on this special episode, we find out what it took to win these incredible grants, and how that money has bolstered their businesses and impacted their...
Published 06/13/24
Kwamane Liddell, Founder of Thrive Link, 2024 American Nurses Association Innovation Award Winner, shares his journey from trauma nurse to accomplished business leader and healthcare lawyer. Witnessing the impact of barriers to social determinants of health, he created ThriveLink, which empowers families to enroll in health insurance, food stamps, and discount medication programs via phone. Join us as Kwamane shares his journey of dedicating his life to addressing healthcare disparities and...
Published 06/12/24
is Chief Communications Officer for and founder of the South Beach and New York Wine & Food Festivals powered by the Food Network. Listen now to learn about the origins of SOBEWFF and the new FoodieCon, running large events, and adapting to social media trends. Sponsored by:  • TOAST - All-In-1 Restaurant POS: • OVATION - Guest Feedback Platform:
Published 06/11/24
Have you ever wondered how some people turn their passions into successful careers? In a recent podcast episode hosted by Jeff Fenster, content creator Roger Rojas shares his inspiring journey from capturing moments on tour to discovering his true passion for videography. Through his story, Roger emphasizes the importance of curiosity, seizing opportunities, and surrounding oneself with supportive individuals. Tune in to hear all the nuggets on the the game behind the camera!  
Published 06/10/24
How can you build a business, without it consuming your life? Kathleen Griffith, author of the book "", explains how to keep both things healthy — step by step.
Published 06/10/24