Give'm The Biz with John Tabis

Give'm The Biz with John Tabis

Founder & CEO of Bouqs.com John Tabis enlists the help of his real life Cousin Bill and News Girl Katie Rotolo to share his experiences and wisdom in the startup game and the broader business world. From raising $10's of millions in financing to dealing with work stress to getting that first interview, we'll tackle it all every week.... Show More

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September 17, 2019 57 min

In this episode John talks about the nearly impossible task of leaving a legacy, and how you can do it even on a small scale to affect the world positively. "Everyone has to shoot their shot." Katie brings a news story about a startup getting a big win against a large corporation. Cousin Bill challenges the team to a game of "Up in your Bidness" with targeted adds from his own social media. 

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September 10, 2019 57 min

John Tabis, Founder / CEO of The Bouqs, returns for season 2 with Katie Rotolo and Cousin Bill.  In this episode John is floored by science's ability to regenerate a cell back to its beginning, leading to a discussion about the plant based food trend, and where it goes from here. In "Business the Shit out of It" John tackles a question about equity at the beginning of a startup. Cousin Bill challenges John and Katie ... Read more

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May 28, 2019 78 min

In the season one finale, John, Katie, and Cousin Bill talk about The Impostor Syndrome, and giving yourself credit. In the "Business the Shit out of it" segment John answers a question on how to handle debt as an individual Vs. as an institution. Katie sneaks one more granola news story in, and then gift wraps a win for John in the final game of the season: Can't Stop Won't Stop --- Send in a voice message: ht... Read more

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In this episode, John talks about the value in finding the right partner or team, with special guest and his co-founder of The Bouqs, Juan Pablo (J.P.) Montufar-Arroyo. Katie brings mental health news by way of Burger King's Real Meal Campaign and the crew talks about the darn Starbucks cup on Game of Thrones! Plus, J.P. wins big in this week's business game, Howdy Partner. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/... Read more

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May 14, 2019 43 min

In this episode John talks about "figuring it all out" when you're inundated with work and life. Katie shares her "Tada List" The team talks about Presearch taking on Google, and Poshmark growing the online second hand clothing market. In "Business the Shit out of it" John gives advice on going to business school vs. jumping into the startup world first. Cousin Bill brings back Slogan's Heroes, and J... Read more

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In this Episode, John talks about world trends in reference to the book "The Fourth Turning." How will Millennials fare in this most recent turning where things are not up and to the right? Katie brings news stories about Disney possibly taking over even more content through Hulu, and the huge Avengers opening. Cousin Bill mediates a game based on the business of Cinco de Mayo. The team's pet project SnappyWappy.com fin... Read more

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In the third and final episode from the Workarea Summit in Philadelphia, John welcomes Ruth Jeffers, of Jeffers Pet Supplies as a guest. Cousin Bill tells a story about playing dominos with Jimmy Butler while working on Wahlburgers. Katie brings news stories about Uber going public, and Sears' bankruptcy, Katie and John square off in a round of "In Your Bidness." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemt... Read more

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The second of three episodes recorded at the Workarea Summit in Philadelphia. The team talks about the business of business conferences as John recalls meeting the Free Hugs guy. Cousin Bill gets his wish for more robot talk on the show when Jerry from AndyMark Inc joins the podcast to talk about the First Robotics competition. Katie reports on the WWE / John Oliver story and the "Like a Boss" game makes its triumphant ret... Read more

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April 16, 2019 22 min

Give'M The Biz takes the show on the road to Philadelphia with their first live audience recording as guests at the 2019 Workarea Summit. John gives the Keynote speech and the Workarea founders Darren and Jason Hill join the show and talk about the origin of their company, and the future of E-Commerce. Katie brings a news story about the trend of drunk online shopping and Cousin Bill reveals his most embarrassing drunken online... Read more

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With John on a business trip to Japan, Cousin Bill and Katie fly solo and take inventory of what they've learned 30 weeks in. Elon Musk's rap debut "RIP Harambe" makes its Give 'M The Biz debut, and Cousin Bill laments the demise of the American Alliance of Football. Katie gets put on the spot with a lighting round game based on past episodes / guests. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebi... Read more

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April 2, 2019 67 min

John, Katie, and Cousin Bill talk about how to handle spending vs investing found money. Treating yourself vs. Saving for the future. John lays down the gauntlet for any and all beer companies to sponsor the show. Cousin Bill defends Busch Light. Katie brings the news, including a new beer / cocktail Keurig in the marketplace and short flight ride share app "Blackbird." Katie and John square off in a rousing game of "Up... Read more

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March 26, 2019 44 min

In this episode, John gives insight on what to do and not do in regards to growing your network on Linked In. Katie follows up on Scooter App Charging /neighborhood Feng Shui. The team gets nostalgic about the last Blockbuster Video on the planet (including John's controversial rewind policy), and Cousin Bill introduces a new game, "Swing and a Miss". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebiz/message Read more

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Brendan Kelly joins John, Katie, and Cousin Bill to discuss his career path from being a Sales engineer for heating and A/C in Chicago to writing for shows like Weeds and CBS's soon to premiere "The Red Line" The team considers getting into the organic lip balm market based on the latest Amazon news, and continue to plug their fake social media app "Snappy Wappy". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.f... Read more

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March 12, 2019 57 min

John talks about jobs coming with warning labels to let you know what you're in for from the start. Katie brings us a news story about Venture Capital in emerging markets. Cousin Bill starts a crowdfunding campaign to search for Bigfoot with Jose Canseco and John advises a listener on how to register your business (LLC, S-corp, etc) in our "Business the Sh*t Out of It" segment. After 25 episodes of wooing, Firestone Wal... Read more

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March 5, 2019 62 min

John, Katie, and Cousin Bill are joined by Co-founder of Omaze, Matt Pohlson. Matt shares an inspiring story about working with Bono, and wild tale of how a last ditch effort with Bryan Cranston saved his company. The show closes with a jaw-dropping story from Matt's personal journey that leaves the team so speechless they have to skip their weekly game. Keep your tissues close, Tearjerker alert. --- Send in a voice message:... Read more

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February 26, 2019 55 min

John, Bill and Katie are back with Business the Sh** Out of It talking about getting VC attention. John and the crew chat about working hard and setting goals, but also being happy in the present. Warby Parker and Quadriga CX are in the news and we round out the episode with a game of Like a Boss. The gang also learns they each have degree of separation from Kevin Pollak and where the high five comes from! --- Send in a voice me... Read more

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February 19, 2019 60 min

In this episode John talks about the proper way to leave a job when that time comes. Katie tells us about her days as a fantasy football guru for CBS, and Cousin Bill joins remotely from the clutches of the polar vortex. The team weighs in on the Gillette ad campaign, and they learn a little bit about their own social media accounts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebiz/message

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Christina Pascucci of KTLA News joins the crew for their first on location taping at her home KTLA Studios. She and the crew talk about the business of news but also the bigger picture, how time is fleeting and the desire to reinvent yourself every ten years. Slogans Heroes is back and Christina may or may not bend the rules! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebiz/message

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February 5, 2019 81 min

Co-Founder of Project Unite, Paul Pastor joins the team and outlines his journey from Disney, to Discovery Channel, to his newest venture. John and Paul talk about the difference between being an operator vs strategist. Katie surprises the guys with an "Impossible" taste test, and Cousin Bill's Hype Man startup business picks up another client. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebiz/message

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January 29, 2019 62 min

The crew meets the cooler version of John Tabis, Mike Cowan, Chief Digital Officer of Nitro Circus. He takes us through his journey there with Travis Pastrana who Bill remembers having a Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore standoff with once. And Katie admits she's never watched FRIENDS. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/givemthebiz/message

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