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...

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...

BeeCorp: Saving Honey One Queen Bee at a Time

Our guest today has created smart solutions to specific problems that have plagued beekeepers for centuries. Her and the Beecorp team are taking on some of the key issues around a dying community of animals that we actually really need. Ellie Symes shares her story, how BeeCorp is solving key issues for beekeepers, and what she’s learned from being a CEO. Listen Here: Here’s an...

The Story of Lil Bub’s Dad

Ever dreamed of your pet going viral, meeting the stars, swimming in piles of virtual likes and shares, re-tweets and smiley faces? Maybe even making some dough from the love? I mean who doesn’t want fan mail, right? Our guest is fortunate enough to have experienced all of that-but here’s the thing, he wasn’t really dreaming of it. In fact, it turns out, most people who go viral don’t...

The Inkwell

Do you love the town you live in or do you long to move somewhere else? Have you ever thought about why you feel whatever way you do? I’ve lived in Bloomington Indiana for most of the last 25 years and the more people I meet, the more stories build the thread of this town in my mind, the deeper connection I have with this place. I’ve always seen Bloomington as an oasis. The college town in...

DeveloperTown with Michael Kelly

Have you ever had a good idea?  One that was so obvious, so helpful, so ingenious that you couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist?  You searched the web and couldn’t find anytime about it, you researched the patent list and it just wasn’t there. You sat in a darkroom late at night thinking “what is my next step?”.  Well, if you idea has anything to do with technology, your first...

Scratch Entrepreneur #16 – Apps, Angels, and a $3.5M Note

The story of Cheddar & Sproutbox with Mike Trotzke So you’ve got a million dollars that your looking to invest right? It’s just sitting around in your side table or stuffed into the cushions on your couch but you know it should be invested somewhere so it can grow into two or three million. You could invest in the stock market or real estate but that sounds so boring. You want to invest...

Hugs, Quarters & Baked Goods

We’ve all seen those sad animal commercials, right?  Scrawny, abused pups that need your help.  On this episode, we sit down with someone who decided to address the problem head on.  Not by donating a few bucks but by dedicating her life’s work to serving these animals.  Who is this superhero to destitute animals? It’s the director of Monroe County Humane Association, Rebecca...

14 – One World Enterprises (Lennies, Pizza X, BBC, & More)

On today’s show, we chat with small business icon Jeff Mease who took the work ethic he learned from an early age and built a pizza shop that sprouted a restaurant which naturally needed a brewery. Once all of that was humming, he created a community commissary where other small food businesses could start just like he did.    After over 30 years of growth, Jeff now steers a ten million...

Scratch Entrepreneur #12 – 7 Steps to Marketing Nirvana

On today’s episode we start a new series that digs into tools and techniques that help you grow a healthy profitable business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner, or a key player in someone else’s business Scratch Entrepreneur offers insight into the gears that make it all work. Today I sit down with the owner of Felt Creative Agency and Marketing Guru AJ O’Reilly.  We lay...
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