The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and his team at Startup Junkie Consulting. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe and together we will move your business to the next level.

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June 17, 2024 34 mins

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In this episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Harrison Kitson are joined by Travis Hester, founder of Eat My Catfish, a successful catfish and seafood restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Inspired by his love for cooking and his culinary background, Travis established Eat My Catfish fifteen years ago, which has now blossomed into a thriving chain of eight re...

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Join hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Harrison Kitson on this episode of Startup Junkies as they dive into the world of storytelling and book publishing with Michael DeLon, #1 Amazon Best-Selling author of On Marketing, creator of The Credibility Game Plan, and founder of Paperback Expert. Paperback Expert equips entrepreneurs with marketing strategies to attract more clients, and guarantees b...

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En este episodio de Startup Junkie en Español, nos acompaña Geovanny Sarmiento, de la Cámara de Comercio de Rogers-Lowell. Geovanny profundiza en la importancia de mantener una mente abierta en el camino del emprendimiento. Destaca cómo los emprendedores pueden beneficiarse al buscar y valorar recomendaciones no solo de amigos y familiares, sino también de desconocidos y expertos en diferentes camp...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley and Harrison Kitson are joined by Kenny Tomlin, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of CourtAvenue, a cutting-edge digital transformation company. Founded in 2020, Court Avenue, headquartered in Austin, partners with Fortune 500 clients to harness emerging technologies, transforming client interactions, and optimizing business operations. Its fo...

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On Episode 4 of the latest Startup Junkie Podcast Series, host Daniel Koonce welcomes the founder of Scarlet Letter Beverage Co., Jesse Core. Daniel and Jesse discuss how Core Brewing developed into Scarlet Letter Beverage Co. Jesse dives into how his team approaches flavor innovation, their partnership with Sam’s Club, and how he modernized brewing in Northwest Arkansas. Join us to learn how to listen to the data to figure...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Daniel Koonce dive into the world of specialty coffee with Jon Allen, co-founder and creative director of Onyx Coffee Lab. Founded in 2012 with the mantra “Never Settle for Good Enough,” Onyx has built an award-winning team of roasters that ship freshly roasted coffee worldwide and serve unique brews in four locations across ...

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En esta edición número 9 de Startup Junkie en español, entrevistamos a Juan Bahena, un destacado emprendedor en la industria restaurantera especializada en comida mexicana. Juan nos lleva a través de su inspirador viaje con Tula, su aclamado restaurante ubicado en Downtown Fayetteville. Tula no solo se distingue por su auténtica cocina mexicana, sino también por la experiencia única que ofrece a ca...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Daniel Koonce and Jeff Amerine sit down with co-founders of Few.io, Arlton Lowry and Zackery Hill. Few.io is an award-winning agency helping get digital products to market faster through strategy, UX/UI, and development for web and mobile applications. 

Few’s goal is to have a positive impact in people’s lives, including its employees, believin...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Harrison Kitson and Kristopher Adams sit down with Gavin Magee, founder of Fayetteville City Lifestyle, a community-focused digital magazine aiming to connect residents to the people, places, and things that make Fayetteville such a special town. Whether readers are native to Northwest Arkansas or are new to the area, the Fayetteville City Lifestyle is a on...

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On episode three of Business Buzz, host Daniel Koonce visits the Go Rogue Studio in Bentonville, Arkansas to interview Go Rogue’s Founder and CEO, Bryan Fittin. Daniel and Bryan dive deep into how Bryan monetized his hobby, why he turned down his dream job, and how his video marketing company evolved to find their own lane. Join us as Bryan talks about his favorite podcast, touches on Go Rogue’s workshops and creator events...

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En este episodio número 8 de Startup Junkies en Español, nos sumergimos en el vibrante mundo de la gastronomía mexicana con nuestro invitado Rodrigo Salas. Rodrigo comparte su fascinante viaje como emprendedor en el negocio de las salsas mexicanas y cómo su mudanza al noroeste de Arkansas marcó un punto de inflexión en su vida, abriendo nuevas oportunidades y desafíos. Además, como director ejecuti...

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On this engaging episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Victoria Dickerson, Jeff Amerine, and Harrison Kitson delve into the ever-changing world of cybersecurity with Eyal Gallico, founder of Apollo IT Services, a company that works with businesses to provide professional, proactive, and affordable IT and cybersecurity services for businesses of any scale or along any journey. 

 

Eyal’s jou...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Victoria Dickerson, and Harrison Kitson are joined by Scott Coffey, President and Founder of AccelePay, a platform that helps businesses turn accounts payable into profits. By capturing early payment discounts and utilizing an efficient payables process, AccelePay increases revenue while decreasing administrative costs. Additionally, cash flow...

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On episode two of the brand new Startup Junkie podcast series, host Daniel Koonce welcomes the founder and owner of Fossil Cove, Ben Mills. Daniel and Ben grab a few of Fossil Cove’s newest beers and discuss Ben’s journey from brewing beer in his dorm room for fun to running Tripadvisor’s #1 location for Nightlife in Fayetteville. Ben talks about some of his most creative brews, his company's unique branding, and his commit...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Harrison Kitson sit down with Amber Taggard, Founder of The Organizer Chicks, a company on a mission to create functional spaces, managed calendars, and intentional mindsets. After reading the statistic that the average American wastes seventeen minutes a day looking for lost items, Amber decided she wanted to use her Counsel...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Harrison Kitson sit down with Randy Williamson, Senior SBA and Commercial Lender with Arkansas Federal Credit Union. AFCU is the largest credit union in Arkansas, boasting twenty-one branches with expansion plans already in the works. As a member-owned, tax exempt institute, it offers a full range of services that differ from...

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A Startup Junkie Podcast Series, host Daniel Koonce welcomes the founder and CEO of Grandpa's Vintage and Demolition Goods, Cy Bond. JJ's Grill sponsored this episode as Daniel and Cy grab a drink and discuss Cy's journey from a kid who loved 90's culture to a business owner who "sells old clothes." Cy talks about the biggest influences on his fashion and the biggest supporters on his entrepreneurial journey. Join us for th...

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March 21, 2024 39 mins

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¡Bienvenidos al séptimo capítulo de Startup Junkies desde Costa Rica! En esta entrega, exploramos la fascinante historia de dos emprendedores locales que están dejando su marca en el mundo empresarial.

En la primera parte, nos adentramos en el colorido universo de las celebraciones con nuestra invitada especial, July Quiros, fundadora de Creaciones July. Descubre cómo July ha transform...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Daniel Koonce, Claudia Scott, and Harrison Kitson sit down with Daizhan Ennals, the CEO and founder of Renewed Robotics, a manufacturer leveraging robotics and technology to help people become more resource independent. Born in Cambridge, Maryland, Daizhan dedicated five years of service to the United States Marine Corps. where he developed expertise as a m...

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On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Victoria Dickerson, and Daniel Koonce, sit down with Bonnie Adams, founder and CEO of The Joys of Swimming, an organization providing water safety education that saves lives and develops lifelong swimmers. Throughout the conversation, Bonnie shares an inside look at her two companies: The Joys of Swimming and SWIM OZ, and delves into her entre...

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