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Be Golden Is Empowering Women

 We talk a lot about the concept of ‘building tribes’ on this podcast.  For our purposes, a tribe is a group of customers who love your company, appreciate your product, and feel like a part of something special because, well, they are. There are two primary reasons that the trial metaphor has always worked for me: You must be doing something right if you have a community of...

Selling Cities With Mike McAfee

We all have aspirations.  Whether it’s Elon Musk’s vision of a colonized, tunneled Mars, or a homeless kid sitting in school and trying to seem normal, every one of us dreams of a  better future.  Fortunately, there are as many versions of a better future as there are people who have them.  It goes without saying that everyone’s different.  And although there are some 7...

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...
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