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.


May 1, 2023 52 mins

Running the Bases today with AJ Titus, President of Signarama and Starpoint Brands at United Franchise Group. Signarama is the world’s largest sign and graphics franchise. A.J. is the son of United Franchise Group CEO Ray Titus and grandson of franchise mainstay, Roy Titus.

AJ explains how his family started the Minuteman Press franchise 40 years ago and Signorama 37 years ago, and now owns various brands and companies such as share...

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Running the Bases today with Mark Carpenter, Chief Storyteller: Helping people teach, lead, sell, and inspire through intentional storytelling for business

Today’s guest is a serial storyteller. Growing up he loved humor, telling stories, and exaggerating his real-life experiences as a middle child trying to stand out.   He grew up in a home surrounded by books from his English Teacher Mom, which only increased his love of stories. ...

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April 3, 2023 51 mins

Running the Bases today with John Jonas, Founder and CEO of OnlineJobs.PH

Today’s guest is a self-professed “Terrible Employee”, and we can see why.  On Monday mornings, when others are brushing their weekends off to get back into the office grind, he is most likely still out in the Mountains in Utah, where he lives with his wife and 5 kids.  An extreme sports enthusiast, today’s guest is an avid backcountry skier and mountain biker...

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March 20, 2023 58 mins

Running the Bases today with Adam Chronister: Digital Marketer, Speaker, Investor, and Philanthropist.  The 2021 Spokane Washington winner for best SEO Company - the Founder of Enleaf Marketing

Adam is a fun and passionate entrepreneur, small business owner, digital marketer, speaker, investor, world traveler, philanthropist, student, husband, father and some might say Fashionista.   How many of us have matched clothing or in his ca...

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February 20, 2023 79 mins

Running the Bases today with Gil Bar-Lev from HomeRoots. Gil Bar-Lev is a serial entrepreneur specializing in e-commerce, technology, and software engineering. He had the opportunity to work for Toys R Us and Amazon, and was awarded the most innovative web store award from Amazon in 2013. Growing up in a family of CPAs, he was always interested in coding and software development, which led him to start the Home Roots platform, a di...

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February 6, 2023 63 mins

Running the Bases today with David Wilde, Founder, CEO and Creator of Wilde One Films. David Wild is a digital media producer who has created five feature films, a crime series, and dozens of short films. He began acting in his thirties to meet girls and eventually ended up in London to attend an acting school. He has since learned how to make a movie, from coming up with an idea to doing the marketing work to getting the finance. ...

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February 6, 2023 56 mins

Running the Bases today with Anne Gannon, Principal at The Largo Group. The Largo Group offers innovative solutions to businesses and individuals to meet their accounting and bookkeeping needs. They specialize in monthly bookkeeping, tax services, and business consulting focused on improving efficiencies and the bottom line.

Today’s guest grew up playing competitive golf.  Raised In Fort Lauderdale, her parents would buy her plane t...

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January 23, 2023 88 mins

Another episode of “The Random Show”!

I always appreciate the opportunity to sit down with one of my favorite SEOs, business leaders, and all-around good guy - Kyle Roof.

An enjoyable, educational and informative session with a couple of guys intent on business growth, security and spending time with family.

Kyle first appeared on the show in June 2021 - a lot has changed in Kyle’s life since then.  We catch up on all t...

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Running the Bases today with Andrew Stallings Founder and President of the Athelo Group. With over 15 years in the arena of sports and entertainment, Stallings has put all of his chips in on the rising tide of sports athletes and properties. With a brevity of knowledge on the brand, property, and media marketing side of sports - Stallings is looking to bring a unique and innovative dialogue to how the evolution of sports can be bro...

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December 26, 2022 68 mins

Running the Bases today with Peter Balunek the Founder at Peter’s Safaris - a unique socially conscious luxury safari company that explores fascinating corners of our world.  Peter’s Safaris started in 2015 and has grown to spend over 65 weeks on Safari -including locations like Africa, India, and Alaska.

Peter shares his experience of his first safari in 2014 - that ultimately changed his life.  He returned from that trip and short...

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December 12, 2022 65 mins

Running the Bases today with Ted Kubaitis, Founder and CEO of SEO Tool Lab. Ted has innovated software solutions that drive results for over 20 years for companies spanning the globe.

Our guest today is quite a rockstar in the Digital Marketing industry.  A native of Illinois, he attended the flagship university - the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.  While there, he studied Computer Science and had the opportunity to res...

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November 28, 2022 46 mins

Running the Bases today with James Barrood, Founder and CEO of Innovation+ helping leaders, companies, Higher Ed institutions, and communities grow and drive innovation.

Thoughtfully bringing people together” -  Today’s guest has a history of knowing what the next top trend is going to be, and he is an expert in working a room to connect the right people together in support of entrepreneurs and their ideas.  

He is among the ...

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November 14, 2022 58 mins

Running the Bases today with Andy McDowell Founder of Generate Your Value. Andy is an Entrepreneur/Small Business Coaching Services Business Owner and Podcaster, and former Aviation Business Leader.  And, Andy is our first guest to sing the National Anthem at an MLB Game!

Our Guest today says he is an Engineer by trade and a creative by nature!  An Aviation Systems expert  - Our lifelong Aviation Enthusiast - has an Engineering Degr...

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Running the Bases today with Mark Mars & Adam Smith of Niche Website Builders. Niche Website Builders is an agency for people who want to create profitable content blogs. They started NWB (literally a few months before the pandemic) because they couldn’t find a service that would fulfill their needs within the website investing space. 

Together, they created Niche Website Builders, an agency for investors who want to ...

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October 17, 2022 46 mins

Running the Bases today with Garrett Baird, from The Neat Company. The Neat Company is reinventing bookkeeping for small business owners. Leveraging their legacy in document scanning and storage, they are making the mundane (but necessary!) steps to manage your company's books and prepare to file taxes simple - nice and Neat.

Our Guest today is the former President and CEO at The Neat Company in Philadelphia.  He graduated from...

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October 3, 2022 36 mins

Running the Bases today with Simon White, Co-Founder at Local Blitz Marketing in San Diego, California. Simon is an international marketing expert, national speaker, author, real estate investor, and Founder/CEO of Local Blitz Marketing. He has spoken nationally at real estate conferences. His articles can be found regularly in a national real estate magazine.

What do you call a British Engineer who crosses the pond to find his way ...

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September 19, 2022 65 mins

Running the Bases today with Molly Gebler, Managing Partner of The Inn of Chagrin. The Inn of Chagrin is a 15-room historic inn located in downtown Chagrin Falls.  Recently, the Inn celebrated the renovated rooms designed by ‘Project Runway’ star Chrisitan Siriano.

Molly is a LOVER of all things LOCAL - if there was a NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS Award for promoting one’s LOCAL COMMUNITY - our guest would be at the top of the Podium. As ...

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September 5, 2022 41 mins

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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August 22, 2022 44 mins

Running the Bases today with Aiko Stevenson the Founder at Mika & Milo - a luxurious children's apparel brand located in Hong Kong.  Award-winning cashmere for kids, Mika & Milo was born out of a rich history in textiles: Aiko's family has been working with natural fibers for well over a century.

Aiko had a distinguished career in Broadcast Journalism before setting her sights on being an entrepreneur and...

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August 8, 2022 57 mins

Running the Bases today with Stephen Wible.  Stephen is the Director of Business Development for Credit Suite, Inc. – The recognized leader in teaching business owners how to “Build Business Credit” that is NOT tied to your social security number.

Stephen is a Marine Corps veteran with a deep background in real estate sales, flipping and property management, print manufacturing, building and obtaining business credit. He has founded...

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