Data Breach Prevention Checklist

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin Is there important stuff on your laptop, phone, and devices? What would you lose if your they were stolen? Follow this checklist now and take action to set yourself up for success if you lose your computer due to theft, accident, or a series of other unfortunate events. Don’t let bad guys into your...

Guiding Principles of Switchyard Brewing Company

Kurtis Cummings founded Switchyard Brewing Company in his garage and then spent 7 years developing the business plan before opening his doors. In this episode, he breaks down the 8 guiding principles that he developed to get there. We’re glad you joined us! Topics covered include: Starting the business (5:00) Serving great beer (16:00) Creating a great place to hang out (20:30) Open book...

Shine Insurance Agency – now hiring Client Happiness Agent

Client Happiness Agent Are you diligent, hardworking, and prefer a family-like work environment? Are you polite, respectful, and focused on providing the highest quality of customer service? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join the team at Shine Insurance. Shine Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency focused on changing the way people feel about insurance. Our agency...

Step-by-Step Guide to a Roof Claim

Has your roof been damaged by wind or hail? Insurance companies often have confusing rules about roof claims. So let’s walk through an example claim scenario, break down the process, and explain possible coverage options. Why do insurance companies have different rules for your roof? More than 40% of all homeowner’s insurance claims involve wind damage or hail damage to the exterior of...

3 Ways to Buy Home & Auto Insurance

You know you need to buy home & auto insurance. But what’s the best way to get it?   Well, there are…you guessed it… 3 ways. Each one has its pros and cons, but it can take some digging to figure out what’s best for you. Especially when you see those big name insurance commercials. They’re funny. And sometimes the path of least resistance just seems like the...

Jay Baer — How To Explode Your Word of Mouth Marketing with Talk Triggers

When McKenzie and I started Shine Insurance I had very little knowledge of how to run a business and even less about how to sell something.  I had been a teacher for 13 years.  People brought their kids to my classroom and if I bombed, the immediate consequences were pretty limited. I also knew that most people don’t like insurance or insurance agents very much. Along with people in the...

The Price of a Good Laugh with Mat Alano-Martin

 One of the great things about entrepreneurs is that they come in just about any category you can imagine. No matter what topic you name, you can bet there’s a business owner who’s mastered it. Take money for instance. Jeff Bezos is an incredibly rich guy, but at the other end of the spectrum, a homeless person is somewhere doing the best they can with the cards they were...

Adjusting Medicine with Dr Karin Drummond

There’s nothing more valuable to running a profitable business than being yourself. This might not have been true fifty years ago–when molding yourself to established norms was how you succeeded– but it definitely is today. Today, authenticity is everything. You don’t have to be polished or perfect to succeed in business, but you do have to be for real. The work of...

Why Stop at $4,000,000?

Today’s Hosts: Jeremy Goodrich – Owner of Shine Insurance Agency David Quick – Business Coach at Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shops The Crossroads episodes of Scratch Entrepreneur are all about solving a specific growth point for our guest.  David and Jeremy ask probing questions during the first half of the show.  Their goal is to uncover the heart of the growth...

Crossroads: Budgeting For Your Launch with Ellie Symes

While I might not own a traditional tech startup, I still a love/love relationship with the tech world.  Maybe it’s because of the huge role tech now plays in the American Dream.  Or maybe the whole tech building process just fascinates me.  It’s simple, right?  All you have to do is come up with a solution to a pain point, build a model, and put a bunch of cool tech stuff into...
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