The Small Business Storytellers with Seth Silvers
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.
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.
Building a Vision for Your Life with Shana Francesca
Shana Francesca is the Founder & Lead Designer at CONCINNATE, a design firm that grew from interior and architectural design to life design. Shana believes that everything from the spaces we dwell in, to the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, are reflections of ourselves, and her company empowers clients to build a vision for themselves and create actionable steps to apply that vision through presence and intentional decision making. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Shana Francesca discuss how we can be intentional about envisioning and designing the spaces around us along with all of the other aspects of our lives and our careers. Even if you aren’t a business owner, this conversation will give you great insight on how to apply this type of thinking to your personal life to get more value than ever before in your day-to-day interactions. Connect with Shana and check out CONCINNATE, Website: https://www.concinnate.world/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shana-francesca-36b79217/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
July 21, 2022
What Your Small Business Might Be Missing in Marketing with Tim Fitzpatrick
Tim Fitzpatrick is the founder and President of Rialto Marketing, a company that helps B2B professional service firms accelerate revenue growth and attract more ideal clients to their business. Tim started Rialto Marketing ten years ago and has been providing a lasting positive impact on business through his expertise in marketing strategy, planning, and leadership. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Tim Fitzpatrick get back to the business basics to talk about marketing and sales. They discuss how to get your small business out there, what questions you should be asking, and what strategies are behind a successful marketing plan for your business. Connect with Tim and check out Rialto Marketing, Website: https://www.rialtomarketing.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timpfitzpatrick/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
July 14, 2022
Intentional Recruiting and Talent Acquisition for Your Business with Evan Sohn
Evan Sohn is the CEO of Recruiter.com, a hiring platform for the world’s largest network of recruiters that helps businesses find specialized talent faster with virtual teams of recruiters and AI job-matching technology. Evan has over 25 years of experience in eCommerce at Fortune 500 and start-up environments, and he is here to share some of his stories and experience with building business and leading a top talent acquisition platform. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Evan Sohn dive into talent acquisition and recruiting for your business. They talk about the importance of being intentional with who you bring on to your team, why your team needs to share the same objectives and goals, and how small businesses can sometimes be held back by not bringing on the best people for their company. Connect with Evan and check out Recruiter.com, Website: https://www.recruiter.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evansohn/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
July 07, 2022
Developing Your Strategic Narrative with Guillaume Wiatr
Guillaume Wiatr is a Strategic Narrative Consultant who founded MetaHelm, a company that helps businesses build a strategic narrative that will get their audience to understand their vision, get behind it, and believe in it. He has successfully been building narratives for over 20 years and has trained dozens of business owners to use their narratives to accelerate innovation and grow their businesses. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Guillaume Wiatr dive into the difference between narrative and story. They discuss why it’s important to know the difference between the two, why that understanding is important for your business, and how you can incorporate narrative more into the businesses that you’re running. Connect with Guillaume and check out MetaHelm, Website: https://www.metahelm.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guillaumewiatr/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
June 30, 2022
Knowing What You’re Worth with Bharat Kanodia
Bharat Kanodia is the Founder and Chief Appraiser at Veristrat LLC, a California-based professional services company that provides valuation and advisory services for tangible, intangible, and financial assets. Bhara has valued over 4000 companies and assets including some you may know, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Atlanta Airport, Uber, Airbnb, and Yahoo! In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Bharat Kanodia talk about valuations and how to actually find out how much an asset or company is worth. Together they dive into the classifications of assets, discuss the importance of knowing exactly what value your company or asset has and shed some light on the process of identifying what something is worth. Connect with Bharat and check out Veristrat LLC Website: https://www.veristrat.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bharat-kanodia-asa/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
June 23, 2022
Managing Finances and Taxes for Your Business with Charles Read
Charles Read is the President and CEO of GetPayroll, an all-inclusive payroll service that provides professional payroll services to businesses nationwide. Charles has over 50 years of financial leadership experience that give him a unique authority on all things finances when it comes to running a business, no matter how big or small. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Charles Read talk about some of the challenges that entrepreneurs and small business owners tend to overlook, especially when it comes to finances. They’ll discuss payroll, budgeting, taxes, and more. Listen in for some great insight on applying these topics to your own business! Connect with Charles and check out Website: https://getpayroll.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-j-read-cpa/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
June 16, 2022
Taking Your Small Business to the Next Level with Andrena Sawyer
Andrena Sawyer is a Business Development Specialist and the President of P.E.R.K. Consulting, an advisory firm that specializes in business development and capacity-building support for nonprofits and small businesses. Andrena has been working to help the small and mid-sized business grow their companies for over 10 years, and she has some amazing input on how to successfully take a business to the next level. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Andrena Sawyer talk about growth strategies for small businesses. They cover everything from developing strategies that actually work to effectively executing those strategies to meet goals for growth and propel a business forward. Connect with Andrena and check out P.E.R.K. Consulting Website: https://www.perkconsulting.net/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrenasawyer/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
June 09, 2022
The Road to a Successful Career in Marketing with Ted Lau
Ted Lau is the founder and CEO of Ballistic Arts, a full-service marketing agency that works with business-to-business companies and smaller firms to provide them with the tools to grow and succeed. With the help of Ted and his team, businesses can benefit from digital marketing plans, website development, video production, brand design, and so much more. Ted’s 20 years of experience have given him a unique perspective on how to successfully curate these services to fit the needs of any business. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Ted Lau talk about all things marketing. They discuss the different facets of marketing and the ever-changing demands of the market, and Ted shares his unique story of the highs and lows of a two-decade career in marketing. Connect with Ted and check out Ballistic Arts Website: https://www.ballisticarts.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ballisticarts/?originalSubdomain=ca This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
June 02, 2022
How to Become a Successful Mompreneur with Kendra Swalls
Kendra Swalls is a proud mompreneur living in Dallas, Texas. She is the founder of Girl Means Business, a marketing and coaching company that gives unique and personal advice to help mothers build and grow their own businesses. She also hosts a podcast with the same name! In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Kendra Swalls talk about mothers who are maintaining an entrepreneurial lifestyle while raising kids at home, otherwise known as mompreneurs. Kendra shares her story on starting her own business, breaks down the resources and possibilities for mothers running businesses from home, and gives her advice to mothers who are thinking about becoming a mompreneur like her! Connect with Kendra and check out Website: https://girlmeansbusiness.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlmeansbusiness/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
May 26, 2022
Holding Companies and How They Benefit Business with James Laws
James Laws is the Co-Founder and CEO of Saturday Drive, a company designed to develop and assist other small businesses. For over twenty years, James has been building and improving products and businesses as well as designing systems and processes for everything from churches, coffee shops, freelance designers, to product businesses. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and James Laws get into the topic of holding companies. Together they discuss what it means to have stakes in multiple companies, having a hand in different business operations, and how to use that system to be successful as a leader in your business. Connect with James and check out Saturday Drive! Website: https://saturdaydrive.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-laws/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
May 16, 2022
Finding the Right Fit in the Franchising World with Diane Pleuss
Diane Pleuss is a consultant for FranChoice, a franchise consulting company that utilizes industry experts to provide the tools and resources needed to help franchise candidates realize their dreams. With her years of experience, Diane has helped business owners place franchises in nearly every state, and she understands the difficult yet rewarding process of franchising your business, and what it can mean for the future of your company. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Diane Pleuss talk about realizing your dreams as a business owner and why it is important to have the right people with you on that journey into the future of your business. Connect with Diane and check out Franchoice: Website: https://www.franchoice.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianepleussthefranchisefitter/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
May 09, 2022
Trusting Your Gut and Making Transitions in Your Business with Chandler Walker
Chandler Walker is a co-owner and head coach at Stone Age Fuel School of Fitness, a company that specializes in providing various fitness, wellness, and athletic programs for its patrons. While many in-person businesses were forced to make the switch to remote platforms during the pandemic, Stone Age Fuel saw the need and make the transition to remote before the pandemic even started, allowing them to continue to grow and provide service during a time when most businesses struggled greatly. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Chandler Walker discuss trusting your gut and knowing when to make a transition in your business. They also dive into sales and how to communicate in an organic way by making sure you understand the individual you are serving rather than just the consumer. This is a conversation all business owners need to hear! Connect with Chandler and check out Stone Age Fuel: Website: https://stoneagefuel.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandler-walker/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
May 02, 2022
How Small Books Can Make a Big Impact for Your Business with Mike Capuzzi
Mike Capuzzi is the founder and owner of Bite Sized Books, a publishing company that specializes in nonfiction short helpful books, or “shooks”, to allow business owners to promote themselves and their business. Mike’s team works with local business owners, corporate executives, service providers, and online entrepreneurs to create book-centric marketing strategies that are efficient, strategic, and profitable. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Mike Capuzzi dive into the world of nonfiction books and discuss the benefits of publishing books as a business owner. They also talk about the ins and outs of publishing books for marketing purposes, and how certain strategies can be applied to create effective and exceptional books. Connect with Mike and check out Bize Size Books Mike’s Website: https://mikecapuzzi.com/ Bite Sized Books Website: https://bitesizedbooks.com/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
April 25, 2022
Finding Purpose in Your Creative Work with Derek Moore
Derek Moore is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coffee & TV, a London-based, independent creative content studio that produces world-class visual content all while staying completely carbon neutral. Derek has worked to center his company’s purpose around creativity, efficiency, and sustainability. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Derek Moore discuss the vast topic of creativity. Together, they dive into the origins of Coffee & Tea, the purpose behind creative work, the importance of authenticity and embodying confidence in yourself, and so much more! Connect with Derek and check out Website: https://coffeeand.tv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dereksmoore/?originalSubdomain=uk This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
April 11, 2022
Revolutionizing Sustainable Packaging in eCommerce with Kate Bezar
Kate Bezar is one of the co-founders of The Better Packaging Co., the world’s largest supplier of home compostable packaging for eCommerce that has set a new standard for sustainability in packaging. The Better Packaging Co. has a mission to create innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for businesses all over the world. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Kate Bezar take it back to the basics by breaking down the packaging industry and discussing the complexities behind a side of business that consumers usually take for granted. Connect with Kate and Check out The Better Packaging Co. Website: https://www.betterpackaging.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-bezar/?originalSubdomain=nz This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
April 05, 2022
Authentic Communication and Intentional Marketing Strategies with Emily Heck
Emily Heck is the founder and owner of Evergreen Strategic Communications, a marketing agency based in Indiana that specializes in nonprofit, education, and purpose-driven small business marketing services. Emily uses her many years of experience to elevate her client’s brands and grow the engagement of their audiences with business strategies that evolve and grow with the market. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Emily Heck dive deep into the topic of communications and marketing. They discuss the importance of intentionality and authenticity with marketing and communication strategies, the ever-changing demands of the market, and tips for marketing your small business in 2022. Connect with Emily and Check out Evergreen Strategic Communications Website: https://www.evergreenstrategic.org/about LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyheck-evergreen/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
March 28, 2022
Maintaining Finances for a Profitable Business with Ryan Kimler
Ryan Kimler is the founder and CEO of Financial Clarity, and his company works with small business owners to provide them with bookkeeping, accounting, and fractional CFO services to really help them keep a hold on their finances. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Ryan Kimler discuss finances and fractional CFOs in small businesses, and really get into why small businesses owners should be bringing in a fractional CFO before they even think they need one. Connect with Ryan and Check out Financial Clarity: Website - https://www.financialclarityllc.com/home51210464 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryankfinancialclarityllc/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rkimler This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
March 21, 2022
Planning Your Exit: The Benefits of Selling Your Business with Michelle Seiler Tucker
Michelle Seiler Tucker is the founder and president of Seiler Tucker, a company that helps business owners to find buyers and successfully sell their businesses. She has compiled over two decades of experience into a new best-selling book called Exit Rich. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Michelle Seiler Tucker will dive into all the details of selling your business, including how to decide if you should sell, how your business might be run differently, and the daunting process of actually getting your business sold. Connect with Michelle and Check out Seiler Tucker and Exit Rich: Website - https://seilertucker.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleseiler/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michelletuckerinternational/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michelleseilertucker/?hl=en Take the 6P Quiz- https://seilertuckeracademy.com/st-6p/quiz/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
March 14, 2022
Persistence, Connections, and Imagination for Business with Brandon Kleinman
This week’s guest, Brandon Kleinman, has had a unique journey in business. From working as a Disney Imagineer to founding several different businesses over the years, Brandon has always centered the work he does around community and connections between people. His most recent title is the founder ad CEO of the Birthday App, a mobile application that finds and compiles your friend’s birthdays onto a convenient birthday calendar. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Brandon Kleinman will talk through Brandon’s business journey, what it was like to be an Imagineer, and how he founded and ran different businesses successfully. Connect with Brandon and Check out the Birthday App: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonkleinman/ Birthday App - https://birthday.app/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
March 07, 2022
Product Development and Empathy for Clients with Rob Kischuck
Rob Kischuk is the founder and CEO of Bellwood Labs, a product development agency in the Atlanta area, that is focused on partnering with companies to build and scale software products, apps, and platforms for their businesses. Rob is also a fellow podcaster with the Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast, a show that features CEOs, founders, business owners, and marketing and product development firms to discuss all the different facets of marketing. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Rob Kischuk take a deep dive into the topic of product development. Together they talk about the birth of Bellwood Labs, getting more personal with product development, how a vision turns into a tangible product, and how creating a healthy work environment for developers can better equip them to build those visions into existence. Connect with Rob and Check out Bellwood Labs: Website - https://www.bellwood.io/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rkischuk/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/rkischuk This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
February 28, 2022
Finding Your Focus: Building an Extraordinary Business with David Wood
David Wood is the founder of Focus.ceo, a business dedicated to helping other businesses. With over 20 years of coaching experience, David works with other business owners to teach them how to set clear goals, stay focused, make more money, and be extraordinary. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and David Wood discuss an essential skill every business owner must know how to use: focus. From growing your business and making more money, to gaining the financial freedom to focus on what makes you happy, understanding focus is what makes your business, and life, extraordinary. Connect with David and Check out Focus.ceo Website - https://focus.ceo/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/focus-ceo Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/extraordinaryfocus/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_focusceo/?hl=en This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
February 22, 2022
Connecting to Consumers through Visual Storytelling with Erik Croswell
Erik Croswell is the founder and CEO of Bridge City Media, a Portland-based video production company that specializes in corporate video marketing and commercial video production. Their mission is to create honest connections between brands and their communities and to tell the stories of local businesses and changemakers. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Erik Croswell discuss the relationship between local businesses and their communities, visual storytelling and creating videos for businesses, and knowing which stories are the right ones to tell. Connect with Erik and check out Bridge City Media Website - https://www.bridgecitymedia.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-croswell-7654b771/ Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/bridgecitymedia/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
February 14, 2022
A Simple Switch for Sustainability with Rachel Kois
Rachel Kois is the founder and CEO of Simple Switch, an online platform dedicated to providing a tool for people to be more conscious when spending their money, and to support businesses that seek to improve livelihoods, protect the earth, and empower people to change the future. Rachel has a passion for using business as a force for good, and changing the culture around online shopping. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Rachel dive into a conversation on the products we use, the impact it makes on the world and on business, and the impact that can come from switching up your products and making more conscious choices about what you consume. Connect with Rachel and Check out Simple Switch Website - https://www.simpleswitch.org/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-kois-33b47575/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
February 07, 2022
Self-Awareness and Intentionality in Business with Connie Matisse
Connie Matisse is one of the owners of a pottery manufacturing company called East Fork, which has taken a completely different approach from traditional corporate America and the typical way to build a business. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Connie Matisse discuss the intention behind each facet of a business, systemic problems with pricing and wages, and ways businesses can work to make a positive impact in communities and in the world. Connect with Connie and Check out East Fork Website - https://eastfork.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/connie-matisse-91a707176/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EastForkPottery/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
February 03, 2022
What It Means to Make an Impact with Kristy O’Leary
Kristy O’Leary is the co-founder and creative director of Decade Impact, a business strategy organization that is dedicated to the belief that every company can leave the world better than how they found it. Together with her team of activists, Kristy works to promote a message that encourages companies everywhere to use their business to make an impact and create a better world for us all. In this week’s episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers and Kristy O’Leary dive into the importance of making an impact through business and how her company is proving that business can be so much more than just “making money”. See more from Kristy O’Leary and Decade Impact Website - https://www.decadeimpact.com/ Blog - https://www.decadeimpact.com/blog LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/decade-impact This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 31, 2022
How to Keep the Money You Make with John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas, the host of one of the most successful podcasts in the world, Entrepreneurs On Fire, is known for his complete transparency on the details of his business, and for sharing his experiences in business to help aspiring entrepreneurs find success. In this week’s episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers sits down with a fellow podcaster and dives into the topic every business owner is familiar with: money, and how your business could be making more of it. Check out more from John Lee Dumas Website - https://www.eofire.com/ LinkedIn - https://pr.linkedin.com/in/eofire?trk=author_mini-profile_title Entrepreneurs on Fire (Apple Podcast) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneurs-on-fire/id564001633 This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 27, 2022
Demystifying Dizziness with Dr. Brooke Pearce
Dr. Brooke Pearce is a co-founder of Dizzy & Vertigo Institute of Los Angeles, and is internationally known for her commitment to help patients with assessing, treating, and managing inner-ear dizziness and other dizziness-related symptoms. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Brooke discuss how Dizzy & Vertigo began, and how it has filled a huge need in the medical field for a personalized and customizable approach towards a usually very overlooked and misunderstood condition. Dr. Pearce shares her extensive knowledge on the topic of vestibular health, and how her institute is changing the lives of its patients everyday. Connect with Brooke and Check out Dizzy & Vertigo Website - https://www.dizzyandvertigo.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooke-pearce-au-d-5353b440 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dizzyandvertigo/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 24, 2022
So Much More Than “Hair Ties for Guys” with Chris Healy of The Longhairs
Chris Healy, a.k.a El Rubio, is the co-founder of The Longhairs, an e-commerce and lifestyle brand focused on creating a global community for men with long hair. Together with his partner, Chris has created a company with a vision to inspire confidence, develop masculinity, and foster community among guys growing their hair. In this week’s episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth Silvers learns how The Longhairs co-founder Chris Healy started a small business for men with long hair that has turned into so much more than just “hair ties for guys”. Check out Chris Healy and The Longhairs Website - https://thelonghairs.us/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelonghairs/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YoLonghairs/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrishealy0701/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 20, 2022
Bridging the Gap Between Authentic Interaction and Professional Networking with Marcus Sawyerr of EQ.Community
Marcus Sawyerr is the founder and CEO of EQ Community. Together with his team, he is working to build an amazing platform that empowers multicultural professionals to thrive through a combination of authentic social interactions, as well as a professional network that supports people with the connections, the communities, and the careers that they need to be successful. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Marcus talk about his story, how the desire to give economic empowerment led Marcus to start EQ, and the importance of creating space for authentic interactions. Connect with Marcus Website - https://eq.community/ LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3lsILYA Twitter - https://twitter.com/Marcussawyerr This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 17, 2022
Reimagining Nutrition with Frankie Yamsuan, founder of Coconut Girl Brands
Frankie Yamsuan has always been obsessed with health and fitness. It wasn’t until she found Crossfit and the Paleo diet that she was able to change her mindset towards food and her body, learning that being strong is better than skinny and nourishing her body was healthier than starving it. So she set out to create healthy and nutrient-dense alternatives of all her favorite desserts and Coconut Girl was born. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Frankie talk about the journey to creating Coconut Girl and we take some time to kind of reimagine what nutrition looks like, what kind of food should we be eating, and also look at how this brand that is innovating the way in the space of nutrient-dense foods. Connect with Frankie Website - https://coconutgirlbrands.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/francheska-yamsuan/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 13, 2022
The Fast Changing Future of Publishing with Caleb Breakey of Speak It To Book
Caleb Breakey is a best-selling author, leader of a successful and growing ghostwriting agency. Caleb’s advice has helped hundreds of leaders, consultants, pastors, and coaches turn their expertise into life-changing books that further elevate their platform and grow their business. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Caleb talk about how you can publish a book even if you aren’t a writer, and how the publishing industry is changing...and changing fast. If you have questions about writing a book, building a platform, and becoming a thought leader in your industry...this is your episode. Connect with Caleb Website - https://www.speakittobook.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebbreakey/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 10, 2022
How a Bar Bet Changed the Snacking Industry with Samy Kobrosly, co-founder of Snacklins
Samy Kobrosly is a former radio personality and chef who became obsessed with the idea of a meat-free pork rind after making a bet with a friend that he could create the classic snack that and also partake in given his Muslim upbringing. Not only did he make a great-tasting product, but it’s also healthy. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Samy talk about even though the consumer packaged goods market is owned by a lot of big companies and big dogs, how it is never too late to start an innovative snack innovative product to disrupt the industry Connect with Samy: E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media - @eatsnacklins Website - https://snacklins.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/snacklinsinyourmouth/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 07, 2022
How Social Impact and Business Can Overlap
Sean Larry Stevens is an educator, celebrity consultant, author, leadership and life coach, and host. His work as a thought leader in education and innovation strategist is centered around social justice, school reform, antiracism advocacy, and black male identity. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Sean talk about diving deeper into your passions, how we can use our leadership to really understand social issues and how business and social impact overlap. Connect with Sean: Website - https://www.seanlarry.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/formula22/ Listen to Walk in Your Excellence with Sean Larry - https://spoti.fi/2Ydf5GG This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
January 03, 2022
Making Renewable Energy Uncomplicated with Krystal Persaud, Founder of Grouphug
Grouphug was founded by Krystal Persaud, a product designer based out of New York City, who is passionate about developing products that fall in the intersection of education, technology, and society. Grouphug creates products that help more people adopt sustainable technology, like solar panels, into their everyday lifestyle - because no act is too small when creating renewable energy. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Krystal discuss how Krystal got involved in solar products and the 5 ways anyone can go solar. Connect with Krystal: email@example.com Website - https://grouphugtech.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/krystalpersaud/ Instagram - @grouphugsolar This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
December 16, 2021
Elevate Your Health with Dr. Dan Wallis of Elevate Chiropractic
So often we let other things get priority over our health when it really should be one of the first things we invest in. Dr. Dan Wallis is passionate about inspiring and empowering others to live the healthiest life possible. His mission for his practice is to create an atmosphere around the experience and service of the patient, bringing the most value to their lives. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Dan discuss his unique medical business model, the importance of investing in your quality of life through preventative care, and how he has overcome the challenges of being a business owner. Connect with Dan: Website - https://elevatetolife.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elevatetolife This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
December 13, 2021
Building A Food Business in China with Alex Cree from Baozza!
Founded 5 years ago by two American ex-pats living in Mainland China, Boazza combines the classic pizza flavors with the Asian bao dumplings. The company has since grown to be sold by 15 retailers across China and 3 retailers in the US, with plans to expand even further. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Alex talk about his start in investment banking, what led him to the food business, and the experience building from the ground up in China. Connect with Alex: Website - https://www.baozza.com/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
November 19, 2021
Grow Your Business On Your Own Terms with Jamie Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals
Jaime Schmidt started making natural products in her kitchen back in 2010 with the mission to create a product as good as conventional products but with cleaner ingredients. Over time, her consumer brand went from a small maker business to a household name. Today, Jaime is focusing her efforts on helping emerging entrepreneurs pursue their own dreams, through Color Capital, an investment fund that specializes in the consumer products industry, retail and e-commerce, brand positioning, and M&A. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Jamie talk about her business journey, going from CEO to Investor, and the importance of being open to trying new things. Connect with Jamie: Website - https://schmidts.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-schmidt Read Super Makers: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms - https://amzn.to/3CHJYS1 This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
November 15, 2021
Making Content Creation for Gaming More Accessible with Nick Cuomo, CEO and Founder of Allstar
Most mainstream gamers just don’t have access to the resources, costly hardware, or extensive knowledge to regularly create good content. Allstar solved this with cloud technology that makes short, high-quality gaming content easy to create, simple to share, and fun to watch. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Nick talk about his start with gaming and how this led him to create a product to solve the problems of modern gaming streamers, as well as what Nick sees as the future of gaming. Connect with Nick: Twitter - @nickcuomo Social Media - @playsharestar Website - https://allstar.gg/clips LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cuomon This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
November 09, 2021
Growing Your Passion Into Your Business with Ultra Endurance Athlete, Travis Macy
Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete - having finished over 130 ultra-endurance events in 17 countries. Macy retired as a high school teacher to found and run a successful education consulting firm, Macy College Consulting, with his wife. He applies the same best practices for instruction, communication, learning, and improvement with the businesses, executives, and adult endurance athletes he coaches. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Travis talk about his career as a professional endurance athlete, his journey on the “World’s Toughest Race”, and his jump into entrepreneurship. Connect with Travis: Website - http://www.travismacy.com/ Book - https://amzn.to/3AR8fVa Podcast - https://spoti.fi/3zFLthV Watch The World’s Toughest Race on Amazon Prime - https://amzn.to/3i2co1a This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
November 05, 2021
Using Business to Revitalize Communities
Ground Up Initiative is a community development/reinvestment project. They go into older communities and breathe life into them by buying empty buildings and setting up small businesses within those communities. The initiative’s multi-layered approach ensures people are not only being stood up to own and operate, but they actually are getting all of the training and the services that they need to be successful. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Dexter talk about the city of Detroit and the transformation that is being seen as a result of this community revitalization. Connect with Dexter and learn how you can get involved: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dextersullivan https://www.dextersullivan.org/ https://theblac.co/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
November 01, 2021
From The NFL To The Shark Tank with Chris Gronkowski
Chris Gronkowski first made a career for himself as a professional football player, going on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. When his time with the NFL came to a close, he started a business with the aim to alleviate the challenges athletes experience with the standard protein shakers. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Chris talk about his journey to grow his business, creating team culture and the joys in involving family in business. Connect with Chris: LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3Atx6OJ To learn more about Ice Shakers, check out https://www.iceshaker.com/ Check out The Gronks on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGronks This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
October 12, 2021
Know Your Value with Shopify Developer and Taproom Founder, Kelly Vaughn
Kelly Vaughn started building websites at eleven years old. She started her first business when she was fourteen. Now at thirty, CEO/founder of the Taproom, a Shopify Plus development agency that focuses on custom development solutions for high-growth companies. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Kelly talk about Kelly’s entrepreneurial journey from her first website to a now thriving development agency and everything in between. Plus some practical tips for your business - from knowing the value of your business to scaling struggles. Connect with Kelly: Twitter @kvlly LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyvaughn https://www.kvlly.com/ To learn more about The Taproom check out https://thetaproom.com/ Listen to Commerce Tea https://spoti.fi/3Ck9NYk Listen to Ladybug Podcast https://spoti.fi/3hHmRPM This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
October 12, 2021
Using Data to Revolutionize Preventative Medicine with Eon Co-CEO’s
Eon is a company striving to solve America’s complicated healthcare problems, most of which is the antiquated tech used by healthcare professionals. Eon’s mission is to use advanced data technology to improve complex patient management, identifying, tracking, and improving outcomes for patients at risk for future disease. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth talks with Co-CEOs Dr. Aki Alzubaidi and Christine Spraker about Eon and how their company is transforming preventative medicine so fewer patients fall through the cracks. To learn more about Eon, check out https://eonhealth.com/ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
October 06, 2021
Don’t Be Afraid To Pivot Your Business With Alice’s Table Founder, Alice Lewis
Alice’s Table started out with in-person live event workshops, aiming to teach new skills while having a good time with friends and/or family. But then the pandemic hit, and like so many other businesses, Alice’s Table had to pivot. Now they offer premium curated, live-streamed workshops, mixing top talent with crave-worthy kits to bring you an experience to remember. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Alice talk about the story of Alice’s Table, the journey to Shark Tank, and the changes the pandemic has brought to her business. To learn more about Alice’s Table check out https://alicestable.com/ Find them on Instagram at @alicestable This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
October 06, 2021
How to Be Your Best with Ali Abouzalam, Founder of Bee-Nails and Co-Host of The On Purpose Podcast
Bee-Nails’ mission is to empower cannabis consumers to be their best, continually moving customers closer to fulfilling their unique purpose by not only providing excellent high quality vaporizers but other tools, relevant education and inspirational events. In this episode of Small Business Storytellers, Seth and Ali talk about Bee-Nails, the things that help Ali be his best everyday, and practical things you can do to be your best. To learn more about Bee-Nails check out https://bee-nails.com/ Listen to The On Purpose Podcast at https://bit.ly/3CdUJLQ This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
October 01, 2021
Building A Kombucha Empire with Rachael Walker of Life's a Buch
Today, we talk with Rachael Walker, founder and CEO of Life's a Buch about how she discovered kombucha, how it changed her life, and how she is now building a kombucha empire. To find out more about Life's A Buch and to grab your own bottle of kombucha, visit here: https://www.lifesabuch.com/ Like this show? Let us know so the fancy algorithms show more people: by leaving a 30 second review www.ratethispodcast.com/stories
September 17, 2020
The Power Of Community in Times of Crisis with Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing
On this episode, we talk with Nick Armstrong about the power of community during tough times. Throughout Nick's career, he has been constantly working to bring people together around their passions and to unlock the resources that community has. To check out Nick's awesome company "WTF Marketing", visit here: https://wtfmarketing.com/. Do you like this show? Let us know here: www.ratethispodcast.com/stories
September 15, 2020
Mastering Your Pitch with Cindy Skalicky of On Point Communications
Cindy Skalicky is a master at communications coaching and has helped numerous business owners and founders master their pitch and presentation skills. To find out more about On Point Communications, visit: https://onpoint-communications.com/
June 08, 2020
Helping Kids Writing Skills Develop During Quarantine with Lisa Collum of Top Score Writing
Lisa Collum is the CEO of 2 education companies including Top Score Writing and has developed writing curriculums for thousands of students across the country. To find out more about Lisa and the work they are doing, visit: https://topscorewriting.com/
June 03, 2020
When Essential Business Becomes A Community Service with Aaron Everitt
In this episode, we sit down with Aaron Everitt who has been involved in the business community in Northern Colorado in a variety of ways. We talk about the drastic impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on small businesses as well as how a crisis can shape a community.
June 01, 2020
Opening A Taproom Just Before A Global Pandemic with Backyard Tap
Backyard Tap is a premier taproom and food truck park in Loveland, Colorado. In this conversation, we hear about the inspiration behind Backyard Tap and how they have navigated some of the challenging decisions they have had to make in times of crisis.
May 28, 2020
Self Care Is Critical In Times of Crisis with Emily Altman of The Couples Workshop
Times of crisis take a tole on our business, but how is it taking a tole on our personal lives? In this episode, we dive into the importance of self-care in order to not just survive, but thrive in times of crisis. To find out more about The Couples Workshop, click here: https://toolsforus.com/
May 20, 2020
How To Navigate Digital Marketing During A Crisis w/ Tyler Brooks of Analytive
This episode dives into the world of Digital Marketing and what you need to know in order to take the next steps in your digital marketing strategy, even during a crisis. To learn more about Analytive, visit here: https://analytive.com/
May 19, 2020
How a Local Business is Working Through the COVID-19 Crisis
On this episode, we talk with the owner of one of the best local places to grab a drink in Fort Collins, Pour Brothers and what they are doing to work through this crisis that has forced them to shut their doors.
May 18, 2020
How a Crisis Can Impact Contractors with Valerie Mosley Contractor and Photographer
On this episode, we talk with a contractor, Valerie Mosely, and learn about how a crisis can impact contractors. To see more of Valerie's work, click here: https://www.valeriemosleyphoto.com/
May 12, 2020
How Businesses Can Lead the Way in Customer Safety and Comfort with Kevin Lemasters President of Enviropest
On this episode, we talk with Kevin Lemasters, the president of Enviropest, and talk about how essential businesses can lead the way in helping their customers feel more comfortable in this unpredictable season. To find out more about Enviropest, click here: https://www.enviropest.com/windsor-pest-control-services
May 12, 2020
How Is Corporate Social Responsibility Being Impacted by Crisis with Tyler Riddell of Something Good Consulting
On today's episode, we sit down with Tyler Riddell of Something Good Consulting and talk about how company's CSR efforts and departments are being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. To find out more about Something Good Consulting, head over to: https://www.somethinggoodcg.com/
May 06, 2020
How COVID-19 is Impacting Churches with Ralph Graves Jr.
Ralph Graves Jr. is a motivational speaker, author, and pastor in New Jersey and is driven to help millions of people find the success inside of them. To find out more info about Ralph Graves Jr, visit https://www.ralphgravesjr.com To find out more info about his book "Unstoppable", click here: https://www.amazon.com/Unstoppable-Universal-Transform-Achieve-Success/dp/1945793767
May 05, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Business Community w/ Curt Bear and Loco Think Tank | Small Business Storytellers
Curt and his team at Loco Think Tank have been a consistent resource for the small business community through the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more about Loco Think Tank, visit https://www.locothinktank.com/
April 24, 2020
S2E4 | Stop Living In FEAR (Even When The Market Crashes) w/ Adam Tafoya of Educated Wallet
Educated Wallet is offering a FREE money management and budgeting COURSE to our listeners. To get access to the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To start growing your business online, join Success With Stories at https://www.successwithstories.com
April 01, 2020
S2E3 | Building An All-Natural Deodorant Company w/ Erica Feucht of Distilled Bath & Body
In this episode, we dive into why you should sweat more but don't have to stink as we learn from the story of Erica Feucht and Distilled Bath & Body. We also dive into how they are adjusting their business as members of their team come down with COVID-19. To learn more and get their amazing products, head to https://distilledbathandbody.com/ Interested in growing your business online, join Success With Stories at https://www.successwithstories.com/
March 31, 2020
S2E2 | Being A Travel Blogger When We Can't Travel w/ The Bucket List Narratives and Laura Pitcher
Laura Pitcher and The Bucket List Narratives is one of the top travel blogs, specifically around how to have a wonderful experience at Disney. Laura has built a business around her passion and in the time of crisis, her business is being forced to take a pause. To find out more about lThe Bucket List Narratives, head to https://www.thebucketlistnarratives.com or find them on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/thebucketlistnarratives/ To join Success With Stories, Story On's premier marketing community for purpose driven businesses wanting to grow online, head to https://www.successwithstories.com.
March 29, 2020
S2E1: Never Leave The Guest Experience To Chance w/ Tyler Hill of Loyal Coffee Co.
Tyler Hill and his co-owners at Loyal Coffee Co. in Colorado Springs have created one of the best coffee shops in the country and they have built it around the experience. In this episode, we talk about how being intentional with what your guest wants is the best way to build an audience that will care for you during a crisis. To find out more about loyal coffee, head to www.loyalcoffee.co To join Success With Stories, Story On's premier marketing community for purpose driven businesses wanting to grow online, head to www.successwithstories.com.
March 28, 2020
036 | Doing Business With PASSION Pt. 2 | Stoked Ember + A Brother's Fountain
This week, we dive into the second part of our conversation with brothers, AJ and JJ Fountain to learn about what is next for their production company and band. On this episode, we learn about what happened when they chose to spend one month in a foreign country with no money, only music, and why they want to make films about the generosity of others around the world. Take a look at https://www.stokedemberproductions.com/ and listen to their most recent music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2XV2X49Lc1zEuMtYjdtVhQ
March 04, 2020
035 | Are You Letting This One Thing Keep You From Telling Stories?
On this episode, we talk about one thing that holds too many people back from actually telling great stories and marketing with stories. Make sure you check out our FREE Training on "How To Create Great Content And Stories WITH YOUR PHONE Without A Huge Team Or budget". Get the training for free by going to www.successwithstories.com
March 03, 2020
034| Doing Business With PASSION Pt. 1 | Stoked Ember + A Brother's Fountain
This week we sit down with AJ and JJ Fountain, two brothers and dear friends of Story On. These two brothers have two businesses, a film company and a band and both are infused with their passion to live life to the fullest and bring out great things in others. Part 1 of this 2 part episode dives into their story and how they got from young kids in Indiana to brothers living in Colorado running two businesses and loving their life. Take a look at https://www.stokedemberproductions.com/ and listen to their most recent music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2XV2X49Lc1zEuMtYjdtVhQ
March 02, 2020
033 | The Anatomy Of Building A Movement
Do you have dreams of building a movement with your business but are not sure where to start? Today, we talk about the three steps to building a movement, as described by Seth Godin in his book "Tribes". To join our community of business owners who are looking to grow their business by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com to join.
February 20, 2020
032 | Investing In Purpose-Driven Businesses Actually Works w/ Julie Fletcher McDaniel
Did you know the stocks of purpose-driven companies outperform companies not prioritizing ESG initiatives? This week, we talk with Julie Fletcher McDaniel about all things impact investing and how you can find a financial advisor that wants the best for you and will help you make an impact through your investments. To join our community of business owners who are looking to grow their business by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com to join.
February 19, 2020
031 | Exciting News! Learn How To Market With Stories
This is the first of a new episode format we are testing out. We will still be bringing you great interviews but also bringing you micro-episodes focused on helping you apply the principles we are learning in our conversations. These 5-10 minute quick episodes will focus on helping you build your business through authentic marketing and storytelling. To join our community of business owners who are looking to grow their business by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com to join.
February 18, 2020
030 | How To Optimize Human Potential, Fulfillment, and Performance with Zach Mercurio
This week, we talk with Zach Mercurio, a strategist, speaker, and consultant. Zach has been working with organizations around the country to help them engage their teams better in the purpose-driven work they are doing. Don't miss this special episode. To join our community of business owners who are looking to grow their business by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com to join.
February 18, 2020
029 | Failing Forward, Personality Types, and More On Leadership with Tom Telesco
This week, we talk with Tom Telesco, a leadership and business coach who has tons of value to share. Tom Telesco has been a part of the John Maxwell Team for years and has helped individuals and businesses grow exponentially through his leadership and coaching. To join our community of business owners who are looking to grow their business by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com to join.
January 13, 2020
028 | Growing From $0 to $400K in 13 Months with Justin Janowski of Faith 2 Influence
In September of 2018, Justin Janowski had just had his first child, his wife quit her job and he quit his job to start Faith 2 Influence. 13 Months later, Faith 2 Influence has done over $400K in revenue. This episode talks about a few of the sales strategies they have implemented to get there and why it is vital to know your tribe. Justin and Faith 2 Influence is offering you a FREE GIFT that will help you grow your business at www.f2igift.com.
December 19, 2019
027 | Care More About Your Customers Than What You Provide Them with Sean Campbell of Campbell Creative
Do you ever hear people say "care about your customers" but wonder what some practical ways to do that are? In this episode, we talk with Sean Campbell and learn about why having no contracts with his customers helps him to serve them better. To learn more about Campbell Creative, head to www.campbellcreative.co. To join Success With Stories and learn how to grow your business online by marketing with stories, head to www.successwithstories.com.
December 17, 2019
026 | Keeping Your Ideas To Yourself Is Selfish with Cody Burch of One Hour Funnel
Cody Burch launched One Hour Funnel to make marketing easier to understand for his audience and to show people how to build profitable sales funnels online with ease. Find out more about his webinars, book, and live events at https://www.onehourfunnel.com/home. If you are ready to start marketing your business with stories and want to join Success With Stories Elite, head to www.successwithstories.com.
December 05, 2019
025 | The Food Industry Needs Disrupted with Ashley Colpaart of The Food Corridor
Ashley Colpaart started The Food Corridor to disrupt the food industry, making it more possible for food innovators to thrive with their business. To find out more information, visit https://www.thefoodcorridor.com/about-us/. If you are ready to start marketing your business with stories and want to join Success With Stories Elite, head to www.successwithstories.com.
December 03, 2019
023 | Breaking The Myths Of Chiropractic Care And The Importance Of Networking With Dr. Brandon Buttry
Have you ever wondered if chiropractic care is a myth? Or a scam? Well, that is because there are some people who want you to believe that. In this episode, we dive into the history of chiropractic care and talk about some of the misconceptions as well as how to build a local business practice. To find out more about OneHealth Chiropractic, visit their website here.
November 13, 2019
022 | How To Build A Million Dollar Business Off A Book w/ Caleb Breakey
Have you ever wanted to publish a book or build a business? On this episode, Caleb Breakey, founder of Sermon To Book and Speak It To Book shares his story and talks about how he is helping influencers, leaders, and business owners turn their stories and ideas into books. To find out more, visit www.speakittobook.com.
November 11, 2019
021 | Building An Effective Brand In Financial Services with Lucas Casarez
On this episode, we sit down with Lucas Casarez with Level Up Financial Planning. The financial services industry has lots of red tape, rules, and compliance related challenges that make marketing and creating content hard. That hasn't stopped Lucas from focusing on creating valuable content for his niche audience. To find out more about Lucas and Level Up, connect with him at www.levelupfinancialplanning.com. To join Success With Stories, Story On's membership community focused on growing your business online by marketing with stories, head over to www.successwithstories.com/elite.
November 07, 2019
020 | Where Great Stories Will Take You With Alex Ruiz of Canvas & Light
This week on The Small Business Storytellers, we dive into a conversation with Alex Ruiz and learn about the crazy journey she has had as a storyteller. If you want to hire or find out more about Alex and her company Canvas And Light, visit them at www.canvasandlight.com. To join our Story On community, visit us at www.successwithstories.com/elite. Every month we give you the resources, trainings, and accountability you need to grow your business online the right way, by marketing with stories.
November 05, 2019
019 | Learning About Craft Spirits From A Former Engineer w/ Jason Hevelone of Coppermuse Distillery
We know craft beer but what about the world of craft spirits? In this episode, we talk to the master distiller behind Coppermuse Distillery, one of the best distilleries in Colorado. To find out more about Coppermuse Distillery, please visit: https://www.coppermuse.com Did you know that we have a weekly YouTube series following our journey of building our company, Story On? To check out the series, visit our YouTube channel below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgcYAY16ZDLCbEw-R3LnKw?view_as=subscriber
October 30, 2019
018 | The Business Of Cleaning And Why Slow And Why You Should Grow Slow And Steady w/ Katie Straubel of Clean Bees
This week, we sit down with Katie Straubel, founder of Clean Bee's. Katie has grown her business over the last few decades by delivering great service and great quality. To find out more about Clean Bee's, visit here: https://www.cleanbees.com/. Do you want to follow the journey of Story On building our marketing company? Follow us on YouTube for our weekly series "Behind The Brand". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgcYAY16ZDLCbEw-R3LnKw?view_as=subscriber
October 30, 2019
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
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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/.
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.
May 02, 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.
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.
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.
March 08, 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.
March 01, 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.
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.
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.
February 08, 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.
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.
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.
January 23, 2019