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...

Tim Alison Says Screw the Naysayers

 I spend about 70% of my waking hours thinking about my business, but it’s not something I’m particularly proud of. With that much of my mental space filled up with work, there simply isn’t enough room for the things I love most– family, fun, exercise, nature, etc. Instead of engaging in these enjoyable activities, I usually find myself obsessing on details that should...

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...

Scratch Entrepreneur – The Green Nursery

On this episode we chat with Scott & Abby Noroozi, owners of The Green Nursery. The Green Nursery is a baby boutique with a brick and mortar shop in downtown Bloomington, Indiana and a national renowned online store. What began as a natural herb remedy shop in 2007 has morphed into a baby store with a cult following of cloth diaper aficionados.  Theirs is the story that every entrepreneur...

Scratch Entrepreneur – CoWork Bloomington

Want a Google-like work environment without working for Google? Coworking is your answer. Collaborative workspaces offer tech freelancers, remote employees, and other small business owners a community to foster creativity and grow with.   In this episode, Tyler Henke, founder of Cowork Bloomington, gives us a peek into the coworking world. We’ll explore why collaborative workspaces exist,...

Scratch Entrepreneur – Cardinal Spirits

Have you ever dreamed of starting a business based on something you just love to do? Sure you have. The owners of Cardinal Spirits did too. They loved mixing drinks and their crazy dream was to build a distillery, make hard alcohol, and invent great drinks to mix their vodka, rum, and more into. So they went for it. In this episode of Scratch Entrepreneur, Jeff Wuslich shares how their business...
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