The Small Business Storytellers with Seth Silvers

The Small Business Storytellers with Seth Silvers

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By Seth Silvers
Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers, hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers.

This show brings you the stories of purpose-driven small businesses and entrepreneurs working hard every day to make the world a better place through business.

Each week, we will dive into the practical lessons that can be learned from the success and the failures of small businesses around the country.

To stay in touch with the latest episode, follow our host, Seth Silvers on Instagram.

Welcome to The Small Business Storytellers.
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017 | Giving Yourself (And Your Team) Permission To Fail | Chris Hutchinson On How To Be A Better Leader
BUY ONE GET ONE LINK: http://www.rippleleader.com/new-products/ripple-7bg5a Are people allowed to fail in your business? Do you give yourself room to fail? On this week’s episode, I sit down with Chris Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of The Trebuchet Group and we talk about leadership, and how it is critical in a healthy business.  Now I was fascinated by this episode because I believe that the health of the leaders of a business trickle down, it affects everybody. And the reality is it isn’t just the “leaders”, the CEO, the Directors, the Extroverts…that are leading people. WE are all influencing people and we all ought to invest time into learning how to do it better.  BUY ONE GIVE ONE FOR CHRIS HUTCHINSON'S LEADERSHIP BOOK: http://www.rippleleader.com/new-products/ripple-7bg5a
50:10
July 18, 2019
016 | How To Own Your Story And Find Opportunity In Life’s Pain | Erin Ellis and Monarch Greens Residential Assisted Living
Imagine going to work today, a normal day, and then suddenly you are in the hospital for 7 months and your life is never the same again.  That is what happened to Erin in his twenties when he was working on remodeling a Victorian home that caught on fire, while he was inside.  He went from being a capable twenty something twenties to having 80% of his body burned and being completely dependent on others for a long time.  BUT. There is always a “but” to great stories. Erin didn’t let that define the rest of his life.  On this week’s podcast episode, Erin shares his story and how his business was actually birthed from that experience.  He let the incredible challenges he faced shape him, rather than put him down.  To find out more about The Small Business Storytellers and Story On, please visit: www.successwithstories.com. 
48:03
June 12, 2019
015 | Why You Are Never Too Young Or Old To Start Something | Hunter Wylie w/ Beyond Blue Media
Hunter Wiley founded Beyond Blue Media when he was 20 years old and now they service clients across the country, helping them have effective websites and advertising campaigns.  For more info on The Small Business Storytellers show, visit us on Instagram. 
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May 31, 2019
014 How To Use Great Videos To Grow Your Business | Logan Hale of V3 Media |
Everybody talks about great videos, but it seems harder to know how to use them to get new customers. In this episode, we talk to filmmaking expert, Logan Hale of V3 Media, about what it takes to create great videos and how to use them to grow our business.  To find out more information about Logan Hale and V3, check out there website at https://v3.media/.
48:32
May 24, 2019
013 | The Philanthropy Platform That Is Transforming Communities | Ryan Stover of Community Funded
On this episode of The Small Business Storytellers, we dive into what it takes to build a crowd funding platform.  Community Funded was one of the first crowd funding platforms and have helped organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars as they make it easy for people to support the causes they care about.  For more information on Community Funded, visit their website at www.communityfunded.com. 
46:22
May 17, 2019
012 | Why Supporting Local Business Matters | Jennifer Edwards Guerriero with The Light Center |
The Light Center has had opened doors for over 45 years and is now a second generation business as Jennifer transitions ownership from her father, who founded the company.  This episodes dives into why supporting local business matters and talks about how The Light Center survived the economic crash in the early 2000's.  For more information on The Light Center, visit their website at https://www.lightcenterinc.com/.  For more information on The Small Business Storytellers, visit our host's Instagram profile at https://www.instagram.com/sethsilvers/.  
51:47
May 10, 2019
011 | Why Business Is About More Than Making Money | Juli Y Juan's Kitchen |
Juli and Juan are call themselves artists although others may call them caterers.  More than anyone I've had the opportunity to meet, Juli and Juan truly look at what they do as a way to serve others and as a result they put their entire heart and soul into the episode.  If you want to learn more about what Juli and Juan do or hire them for your next event, visit their website at https://www.juliyjuan.com/welcome. To stay up to date on The Small Business Storytellers, visit us at instagram.com/sethsilvers.
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May 2, 2019
How To Build A Creative Business | Patrick Edmiston of PHOCO and The Articulate
In this interview, we dive into what it takes to build a creative business. Over the last decade, Patrick Edmiston and their team at PHOCO has become one of the most respected photographers in the industry and has become an influential leader amongst creative professionals in Colorado.  To see the breathtaking photos that Patrick and his team at Phoco has captured, visit their instagram page at www.instagram.com/pho_co. To learn more about The Articulate, a co-working space for creative professionals in Northern Colorado, visit www.thearticulateco.com.  And most importantly, don't forget to share this episode with your favorite creative professional. 
48:32
April 16, 2019
To Build Or Not To Build? All Things Software Development w/ Seamus Nally of OTL Ventures
Have you ever wanted to build the next big app or software platform?  Many people have ideas but few most people don't know what it truly takes to build and what things you need to think about before diving in. On this week's episode, we sit down with Seamus Nally, Founder of OTL Ventures, a product time for hire.  Seamus talks about what makes some ideas stick and the process they walk through with your product to ensure that your product is not only quality but that it is wanted by the people you are building it for.  For more information about OTL Ventures, visit www.otlventures.com.
47:56
April 14, 2019
Why You Should Hire AND Fire Based On Values | Keri King with Triple Crown Sports | Is Your Business A Memory Making Machine?
This week, we sit down with Keri King from Triple Crown Sports to talk about the importance of values in business and how sports change (and save) people's lives.  To stay up to date with our recent episodes, subscribe and review The Small Business Storytellers and follow our host, Seth Silvers on Instagram.  To stay up to date with Triple Crown Sports, visit their website at https://www.triplecrownsports.com.
59:41
March 8, 2019
How To Grow A Brand Organically On Social Media W/ Adventurist Backpacks
Adventurist Backpacks creates quality, fashionable, and functional backpacks that give back to those in need. Kelly and Matilda started the company out of a passion to serve people and have grown the company using organic social media marketing.  If you love companies focused on giving back and are interested to learn about how you can leverage social media, this will be a great episode for you.  You can find out more information about Adventurist Backpacks at www.adventuristbackpacks.com or on Instagram www.instagram.com/adventuristbackpacks.
52:57
March 1, 2019
006 How Documentaries Are Made W/ Kyle Rasmussen | Why Widows in India Need a Voice | Why Your Business Needs a Clear Vision|
This week, we sit down with Kyle Rasmussen, founder of Blue Shoe Media and learn about their upcoming film "Beyond Karma".  This episode shows us behind the curtain on how much work goes into creating a documentary and why there are some stories, like the Indian widow, that need to be told.  To stay up to date with Beyond Karma visit www.beyondkarmafilm.com to see the trailer and stay informed. 
58:42
February 26, 2019
005 | Growing Too Fast and Starting Over W/ Dave Hudson of Recycled Cycles | Staying In Business For 40 Years | Recovering From Going Bankrupt |
Most Recent Episode Welcome back to the Small Business Storytellers!  In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, interviews Dave Hudson who owns Recycled Cycles in Fort Collins, Colorado.  This episode covers Dave's story of selling recycled bikes for over 40 years. At one point we will learn about how Dave grew too fast, went bankrupt and started over from nothing.  Over Dave's career, he has shown a consistent focus on using bikes to serve the community and help people develop. If you are passionate about local business, bikes, and seeing businesses last for decades, you will love this episode.  To stay up to date with future episodes, follow Seth Silvers on Instagram at www.instagram.com/sethsilvers.  If you like this episode, please leave us a review and share it with a friend  who you think would like this episode.  Thank you and we will see you next Friday. 
47:49
February 15, 2019
004 | How To Buy a Business With No Money When You're Twenty W/ Tim Jordan | Employee Ownership |
Welcome back to the Small Business Storytellers!  In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, interviews Tim Jordan, who owns Palmer Flowers in Northern Colorado, along with two window tinting shops.  This episode covers Tim's story and how him and his wife bought their first business when they were just 20 years old with no money and how they use their businesses to support they life they love. If you want to own your business rather than your business owning you, this episode is perfect for you.  Tim has over 80 employees across his 5 businesses and we find out why his employees are his competitive advantage.  To stay up to date with future episodes, follow Seth Silvers on Instagram at www.instagram.com/sethsilvers.  If you like this episode, please leave us a review and share it with a friend  who you think would like this episode.  Thank you and we will see you next Friday. 
1:11:10
February 8, 2019
001 | Seth Silvers | Introduction to The Small Business Storytellers | Brand Storytelling |
Welcome to The Small Business Storytellers!  In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, dives into the behind the podcast. This podcast was birthed out of a desire for businesses doing incredible work to have a platform to talk about their stories.  Join us each week for new stories from small businesses owners working hard to make their dreams a reality. 
16:40
January 25, 2019
003 | What Is Your Why and Can It Change W/ Moses Horner | How To Own Your Shortcomings |
Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers.  This episode dives into the story of Moses Horner, Founder of Horner Painting in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is an incredible story of how doing the right thing, for a long time, provides great results. You can hear the humility in Moses' voice as he shares his journey of struggling to find a why and a purpose behind his work and how he has came out on the other side of that journey.  Come pack each week for interviews with business owners working hard each day to make an impact with their business.  To stay up to date with The Small Business Storytellers, follow our host, Seth Silvers on Instagram by clicking here. 
43:37
January 23, 2019
002 | When Your Side Hustle Becomes Your Main Hustle W/ Curt Bear of Loco Think Tank | Why Peer Advisory Works|
Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers.  This episode dives into the story of Curt Bear, founder of LoCo Think Tank, a peer advisory group for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Curt is passionate about building strong communities and providing peer advisory groups that help businesses grow and provide confidential settings for entrepreneurs to be able to process the big issues of business and life.  For more information about LoCo Think Tank, visit their website at www.locothinktank.com.  Come pack each week for interviews with business owners working hard each day to make an impact with their business.  To stay up to date with The Small Business Storytellers, follow our host, Seth Silvers on Instagram by clicking here. 
47:10
January 23, 2019
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