Running the Bases with Small Businesses

Running the Bases with Small Businesses

I have a passion to work with small businesses and I love baseball - I thought, “Let’s blend them together”. So, Every episode I sit down with local entrepreneurs, business builders and small business owners to talk about their wins and whiffs, their “tools of the trade” and to give actionable tips - you could call them “business signs” to other business-builders.We’ll cover business stats such as Entrepreneurship, Operations, Sales, Digital Marketing, Innovation - Plus a little fun baseball talk.... Show More

Episodes

February 22, 2021 22 min

Running the Bases today with Jason Swenk  - former marketing agency owner, and current partner in a $20M Digital Agency.  Jason now works with digital marketing agency owners from the around world helping to establish systems and processes to scale and grow faster.

Fresh out of college Jason was off to work for Arthur Anderson, one of the big 5 consulting firms. Quickly realizing that he couldn’t work for anyone but himself, so he c...

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February 8, 2021 38 min

Running the Bases today with Henry Grendell a founding partner at Kaufman, Drozdowski & Grendell LLC - Ohio-based business law and litigation practice.  KDG has been in business for over four years, with member partners averaging over 20 years of practice.

Henry shares his thoughts on providing clients legal counsel, how small businesses can stay out of trouble, and - the golden rule of business.

He loves to travel and we touch a...

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Running the Bases today with Mads Singers the Founder and CEO of Mads Singers Management Coaching - management coaching focused on online businesses.  Mads has been helping established online business 5x without having to work 80 hours a week by improving management skills.

Mads started his career working in very large corporate entities.  He became fascinated with management and specifically how to improve skills and improve outcom...

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Running the Bases today with Craig Lyndall from Lyndall Insurance - an independent insurance agency serving Northeast Ohio.  Lyndall Insurance is a family-owned independent insurance agency, providing services for over 50 years.  Craig joined the agency in 2007 following five years working and learning in the corporate world. 

Craig talks about celebrating 50 years of service in Northeast Ohio and what it takes to keep a small busin...

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Running the Bases today with Lori Zoss Kraska the Founder at Growth Owl, LLC - a unique Ohio-based consultancy for Nonprofits.  Growth Owl specializes in creating revenue-generating strategies for nonprofits with a specific niche in sponsorship and funding from corporations and corporate philanthropies.

Growth Owl also works with for-profit businesses in creating new lines of revenue as well as assessing their existing lines of reve...

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Running the Bases today with Michael C. Clark CEO & Founder Personality Pitching - a coaching and consulting firm for startups.  Personality Pitching is a consulting firm dedicated to coaching and consulting Entrepreneurs and Startups through the investor pitch process. Services include creating an investor pitch from scratch, pitch refinement, pitch deck review, and live investor pitch practice.  Michael’s services are deliver...

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November 30, 2020 50 min

Running the Bases today with Craig Campbell from Craig Campbell SEO - Craig Campbell is considered a star in the SEO community with over twenty years in the digital marketing industry.  

Craig is amongst one of the most reputed and highly trusted digital marketers. While he specializes in SEO, Craig Campbell is a lifelong digital marketing expert, and his in-depth virtual marketing course on YouTube has helped hundreds of people sta...

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November 16, 2020 39 min

Running the Bases today with Taylor Robinson the CEO of Custom Materials, Inc (CMI) - an Ohio-based custom fabrication and design company.  CMI is a privately owned Chagrin Falls, OH based fabrication company, going 55 years strong! Taylor started working with the family business in 1996 and has seen the business pivot and grow during the course of time.  Now heading up the charge as CEO, Taylor sees new opportunities and industrie...

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November 2, 2020 35 min

Running the Bases today with Qamar Zaman, CEO & Founder of Zaman Media - an uncommon approach to storytelling and positioning clients.  Zaman Media is a leading Dallas-based cutting edge digital disruption company that was founded in 2003 by Qamar Zaman in Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands and started as an idea on a napkin in his local coffee shop Cafe Del Sol in Grand Cayman.

Qamar shares his story of moving from Pakistan to ...

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Running the Bases today with Armand Giovannotto the CEO & Founder of Visit Central Italy - a unique real estate venture with offices around the globe.  Visit Central Italy specializes in representing properties, as you would guess - in central Italy.  VCI markets international properties, sells homes via real estate contests, and provides vacation rental accommodations. 

Armand explains how he manages a team with offices in Texa...

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October 5, 2020 40 min

Running the Bases today with David Randall the Founder of WaterHigh® - a unique Ohio-based experience brand apparel company.  WaterHigh® is a full lifestyle celebration of our relationship with and unyielding attraction to the water...an experiential brand to the fullest! David Randall has been thinking, dreaming, and creating WaterHigh® over the last 2+ years. Through our conversation, we discover that WaterHigh® is not just a...

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September 21, 2020 41 min

Running the Bases today with Luke Taylor the CEO & Founder of Traderman Wines - a unique Ohio based wine distributor.  Traderman is a privately owned Akron, OH based “boutique” distributor dedicated to selling an excellent variety of wines to restaurants, country clubs and wine shops throughout the state of Ohio. Luke Taylor started Traderman by recognizing the need for a small, focused boutique wine service that bridges the ga...

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Running the Bases today with Steve Ankerstar the CEO & Founder of Afterburner Financial and “OTOT” - “On Time On Target” - a financial planning and investment services agency from Round Rock, TX.  OTOT - On Time On Target is the platform that Steve Ankerstar launches his financial strategies services.  Steve started Afterburner Financial 6 years ago - shortly after his career as a fighter pilot in the USAF, and he’s been going ...

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Running the Bases today with Eric Dickmann the CEO & Founder of The Five Echelon Group - a Strategic Marketing Consulting Services agency.  The Five Echelon Group offers strategic marketing consulting services including their primary offering, a fractional executive service they call CMO On Demand. 

Eric shares his experience surrounding the launch behind Five Echelon.  After years of working in the financial services and inform...

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August 10, 2020 40 min

Running the Bases today with Renee Cavanagh the Publisher of The Signature Life - a private monthly publication for the residents of Signature of Solon and Rolling Brook Estates in Solon, OH.  The Signature Life is a Homeowners Association publication presenting the life, experiences and resources for the residents by the residents in the association.

Renee shares her story of being a reluctant entrepreneur, and a reluctant writer -...

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Running the Bases today with Ken Fanger the Founder of On Technology Partners - an IT, Network Security, Deployment and Monitoring service, located in Cleveland, OH.  On Technology Partners has been protecting businesses and their teams for over 28 years.  From assisting deployment and securing Office 365 to building backups and monitoring solutions.  Their focus is to help their clients be the heroes in their stories.

Ken shares hi...

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Running the Bases today with Ashleigh Fletcher the CEO & Founder of Booze-Up - an on-demand alcohol delivery service from London, U.K.  Booze-Up is the pioneering company for on-demand alcohol delivery in the U.K. Born out of the question “What doesn’t exist?”, Ashleigh Fletcher started Booze-Up 12 years ago and has been going strong ever since with 20 team members - and still growing.

Ashleigh shares his story of growth, advanc...

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Running the Bases today with Gary Mincer the CEO & Founder of Broadcast Digital Growth Company - located in Chagrin Falls, OH, providing local revenue growth solutions for broadcast stations.  Broadcast Digital Growth’s sole mission is fueling revenue growth. They provide broadcast sales teams with new digital revenue streams for their clients and best-in-class training. They are a broadcasters-only white label digital marketin...

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June 15, 2020 31 min

Running the Bases today with Deby Lexow the CEO & Founder of LOCLE Box - a curated gift box service located in Chagrin Falls, OH.  LOCLE Box helps companies obtain more clients and show appreciation to existing clients and employees. They partner with Ohio-based companies who see value in gifting and showing gratitude with gifts that are locally made by small-batch artisans.

Deby shares her journey in building LOCLE Box over the...

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Running the Bases today with Keith Ferguson from Cleaners Max - a complete and discount dry cleaner in Rockville, MD.  Keith shares his path toward entrepreneurship over the course of his career.  Learn how his past experiences have prepared him for his current project as the owner of a dry cleaning shop in Rockville.

At 61, Keith dove into the business start-up pool at a time when people are thinking about the horizon.  Not Keith, ...

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