Inkandescent Entrepreneur Show

Inkandescent Entrepreneur Show

Bringing the voices of small-business owners to the radio waves is the goal of The Inkandescent Entrepreneur Show, which launched in the fall of 2012. In each episode, Hope interviews the leaders who have built million-dollar businesses and sold their companies to one of the Fortune 500, or took a tiny idea and turned it into a social enterprise that is impacting the masses. What’s your story? If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Entrepreneur Show on, send Hope Katz Gibbs an email:


July 1, 2021 20 mins

We first met Guy Kawasaki at the Empowered Women’s conference in Miami soon after he published his 2011 book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. In it, he explains: “Enchantment transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes skeptics and cynics into believers and the undecided into the loyal.” An enchanting premise, for sure.

Indeed, “Enc...

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A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Inkandescent Radio — I am a big fan of the Daily Om, a website that offers inspirational thoughts for a happy, happy, and fulfilling day. I often print these out and always put them into an email folder for future reference.

When the topic, the Flow of the Universe, popped up this month, I took it as a good omen for I learned a long time ago that anything worth building has a rhythm and flow ...

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What do entrepreneurs need most? “They need to jump on that flash moment— a brief window of time when something shifts and the door to opportunity swings wide open,” insists Anik Singal, 34, who on the weekend of April 14-15 will host the grand opening of the first state-of-the-art Lurn Center.

This expansive 26,000-square-foot entrepreneurship training and community center provides shared workspace, in-person and distance courses,...

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What if you could actually create the success you say you want in life? Could your fear of success get in your way? “The fear of failure is a somewhat common scapegoat in the world of excuses,” says Author, consultant, and executive coach Russell Bishop.

However, when confronting the myriad challenges we face in life, one oft-overlooked limiting factor might just be what some have called the “fear of success.”

That’s the topic we’...

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What would you do if an international bike race — scheduled to bring 1,000 top cycling athletes and 450,000 people — was about to descend on your city? If you are an entrepreneur, odds are good you would find a way to put yourself, and your business, in the middle of the action.

That’s exactly what BJ Kocen and Tammy Rostov decided to do when the two Richmond retailers founded West Main Village, a community of 35 restaurants,...

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If you love craft beer, then you’ve probably tossed back a bottle or two of Stone Brewing Co.‘s IPA and Porter. The #10 largest craft brewery in the nation, Stone generates $185 million in annual sales and employs more than 900 people. Why did Stone decide to open its East Coast plant in Richmond?

Because the beer has gotten so popular around the country that the cost of shipping it caused the company to set up a second...

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How did Jane Ferrara help bring Stone Brewery to Richmond? The CEO of the city’s Economic Development office says “transformational change” was the key to landing the big brewery.

We are thrilled to interview Jane, our cover girl for the “May 2015 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.”:

She’s going to tell us about how she brought to Richmond Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the US that generates $185 mi...

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Each February we talk about the power and importance of Love when it comes to operating a powerful, successful business. This year we thought it would be fun to feature a scientist who focuses not just on our professional lives, but also on our personal ones.

That doesn’t mean the research that Andrea Kuszewski does has no connection to our companies.

Rather, the science she studies has turned up some fascinating facts that...

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At SeriousFun headquarters in Westport, CT, Steve Nagler (Director of Program Innovation and Evaluation) and Kelly Elliott (Interim Director, Camp Support Services) are hard at work making sure that thousands of children suffering from illnesses in 50 countries have the summer of their lives.

That was the vision of actor Paul Newman, who in 1988 created this incredible program that in the years since has served 440,000+ children i...

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Sandler Training is a global training organization based in Baltimore, MD, with more than three decades of experience and proven results. Annually, the company spends more than 92,000 hours teaching its “against-the-grain” sales principles to small, mid-sized, and Fortune-ranked companies to effectively sell and communicate—and grow.

Sitting at the helm is David Mattson, Sandler’s CEO and president, who oversees the organization’s ...

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