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State of The Pod

Okay, now it’s time to get self-reflective. This week’s episode is all about Scratch Entrepreneur itself– how things stand now and where exactly we’re headed. Jeremy talks about why the podcast exists, how we do it, and where we’re at right now. After that, he talks about what’s coming next. Here’s a quick breakdown: Last week’s conversation with...

How to Get Your First 200 Customers With Jonathan Grzybowski

For the budding entrepreneur, standing at the edge of a new venture is equal parts exhilarating and bone-chilling.  In order to truly dive in, you have to strap into the harness of those who believe in you, lean over an abyss that’s devoid of salary and benefits, and jump.  Think about the moment you finally jumped.  What job did you leave? How long was it before you felt confident...

Crossroads – Scaling Your Business

  With today’s episode, we begin a series of on-air coaching sessions between business owners and executive coach David Quick. To get the series rolling, we start off with a session between Mr. Quick and ourselves– Jeremy and McKenzie Goodrich, the owners of Shine Insurance. Like many businesses, our company is at a crossroads. The question at the center of Shine’s...

The Perfect Iteration of You with Simone & Malcolm Collins

This week we chat with Simone and Malcolm Collins. As you’ll hear during the show, Simone and Malcolm are many things at once: venture capitalists, marketing gurus, entrepreneurs, and authors. And, like so many of us, they’re on a personal and professional journey towards the perfect iteration of themselves. We’ll discuss how Simone and Malcolm’s journey toward their...

Property Investor Extraordinaire Whitney Nicely

Apparently, business success is incredibly easy to achieve.  For proof, just read one of the ten million ‘How to Succeed in Business’ books available out there.  They’ll tell you exactly what they’ve told every other hopeful entrepreneur– that all you need is confidence, persistence, and a magical system that some random guy with a crappy website will share with...

Real Estate Rock Star Donald Griffin

Have you ever bought a house? I remember the first time I did. It was a really beat up bungalow but it had great old bones. I fell in love immediately even though I probably shouldn’t have. The one thing I didn’t do, that I really should have, is hire a realtor. They probably would have noted that the basement was leaky and flooded every time it rained, or that the bathroom was actually...

Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shops

There are a lot of terms that could define entrepreneurship: Risky, busy, confusing, overwhelming, fun, inspiring, and on and on. Starting and growing your own business is one of the most challenging adventures a person can go on. But there’s another word used a lot to describe owning a business and that’s lonely. So many entrepreneurs describe moments of isolation. Maybe it’s physical...

Gather Shoppe Brings Artists Together

Our guest today is a hero in the Bloomington, Indiana community of artists. Armored with her hand crafted leather notebooks, she started by venturing out and attempting to make a living as an artist.  As so many heroes do, she experienced perils, hardship, and moments of doubt.  Then she realized that she should band together a collaborative community of artists.  Ultimately, she started a...

Josh Smith Talks Clutch Fabrication

Your Business Is a Reflection of You This holds true whether you intend it to or not.  As the owner, your identity is embedded in every aspect of your business– the procedures you use, the finished product, and your customers’ experience.  This is a non-negotiable part of running a business, and any owner who’s uncomfortable with it should run for the hills. The metaphor that...

The Story of Green Funeral Pioneer Esmerelda Kent

The Story of Green Funeral Pioneer Esmeralda Kent There are some jobs it seems no one would ever want. Who actually wants to pump a septic tank, for instance? And why on earth would anyone work in a restaurant dish tank? As human beings, we constantly rationalize our place in the world by comparing ourselves to people who seem to ‘have it worse.’ But the very concept of ‘having it...
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