SmallBizcast

SmallBizcast

Small Business-It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s also very hard and takes a lot of skill, talent, luck and inspiration. That where SmallBizCast comes in. We interview the Small Business Warriors who have won some and lost some. People like yourself, whose waking hours are consumed by their business...and some of your sleep time too! Small Business-It's a Wonderful Life!

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April 14, 2021 29 min

Kathy Yamaguchi is a serial entrepreneur whose values and lifestyle is inspired by her parents' upbringing and work ethic. Joel Volk sits with her to discuss the challenges her parents and heritage had and how business balanced that unique American narrative.

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GUEST: Kathy Yamaguchi | Epique Equestrian LLC | Mud & Buds LLC | LuVLu Shop

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Saying goodbye to the business you spent your career scaling can be a daunting and lonely process especially when you're alone. Kevin Berson solves this problem by protecting the liability that comes with selling your business so that you can sell safely and have peace at mind. Kevin specializes in mergers and acquisitions with Seapoint Advisors.

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GUEST: Kevin Berson | Kevin@SeapointAdvisors.com

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March 16, 2021 37 min

Having the safe but unfulfilling lifestyle of the corporate world, Shana Elson decided to pursue a much more fun endeavor by founding Top This Chocolate, a local chocolate bar store that allows its customers to customize their bars and turn candy into a tasty and interactive experience. Joel Volk sits with Shana to learn about this risky jump and how she turned starting from scratch into a growing opportunity.

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Author, podcaster, and brand and marketing expert Jason Ciment of Get Visible Digital Marketing joins Joel Volk on SmallBizCast to talk all topics under the sun under business and values!

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GUEST: Jason Ciment | Jason@getvisible.com | GetVisible.com

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In March 2020, Gregg Garfield became patient zero of the covid 19 pandemic. With symptoms so severe, doctors gave Gregg a 1% chance of survival while he barely hung on to life at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. Joel Volk starts season 2 of SmallBizCast by talking with one of the greatest success stories to come out of this pandemic!

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GUEST: Gregg Garfield | Chip In powered by Card Connect | (818) 962 - 4700

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We're back! David De Castro of De Castro and Morrow LLP sits with host, Joel Volk, to discuss the developments of 2021 employment law - a resource all business owners should be aware of. Stay tuned! Sneak peaks from season 2 are at the end.

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GUEST: David De Castro | De Castro and Morrow LLP | (818) 710 - 2700 | David@DeCastroMorrow.com

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Hello Small Business Warriors. You all have made our first season such an incredibly rewarding experience. I want to thank the entrepreneurs and guests who gave my show a chance. You provided me with such effective feedback. Thank you! In this first season we've explored a unique collection of interests and plan to explore new sectors of the market along with exciting personal stories of these entrepreneurs. We'll debut Sea...

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From team building, to coaching, to podcasting, Jonathan Goldhill shares his experience as an entrepreneur and the unique focus on family businesses that makes him successful. 

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GUEST: Jonathan Goldhill | BOOK & PODCAST: The Disruptive Successor | DisruptiveSuccessor.com | TheGoldhillGroup.com

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Social Entrepreneurship is a subject Armine is scaling and mastering. She has taken the social cause of giving Armenian-Americans the experience of their homeland while educating the world on the Geo-political nuances of their survival! ----------------- GUEST: Armine Bazikyan | ToTalkArmenian.com | BazikyanLaw.com | info@BazikyanLaw.com HOST: Joel Volk | jv@jovopro.com |  www.smallbizcast.com ----------------- We'd lik...
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This promising start up business owner speaks with business coach and podcast host, Joel Volk, to talk about the creative media world that TYC Picture & Post House aims to dominate! Takiya Coley is an up and coming business owner sparking opportunities to a wide variety of businesses and productions across the country.

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GUEST: Takiya Coley | takiyacoley@yahoo.com | INSTA: @tyc_pictures_and_post

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THELITTLEBUNN was a realization of something missing within the stoner community. Kayleigh Gall fixed the problem by providing cute feminine merchandise. Utilizing her talents and her amazing personality, she has been riding the viral wave of TikTok while growing her completely online business!

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GUEST: Kayleigh Gall | TheLittleBunnn@gmail.com | thelittlebunn.com | Etsy: TheLittleBunn 

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Long time friends, Marc and Larry, meet up with their ol' pal Joel Volk to talk about the mentors that touched their lives, the "isms" they carry with them to this day, and the life lessons that made their careers and shaped their lives. .

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 GUEST: Marc Levin | Marc@DigitalIgnitionMarketing.com GUEST: Larry Appell | Lawrence.Appell@Gmail.com HOST: Joel Volk | jv@jovopro.com | www.smallbizca...

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Ever had that billion dollar idea and wondered, "Now What?" Eric Paul  Rose, of Pinnacle Product Innovation is the to go guy that shares the "3  Keys to Successful New Products" along with the behind-the-scene lore  of some of the world’s  most influential products. Give it a listen and share with your colleagues if you like what you hear. 

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GUEST: Eric Paul Rose | eric@ericpaulrose.com | www.er...

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Do you think you could handle the grand scope of business that the wine industry covers? It's not as relaxed as you think. Combine agriculture, science, retail, and customer service and you get only a fraction of the daily routine Justin Tooley of Broken Earth Winery has to tackle. Join Joel Volk and guest co-host Cliff Scott of the Scott Group, as they learn about the mind-boggling industry behind this cherished luxury.

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August 17, 2020 52 min

Host, Joel Volk sits with inspiring business mentor and blogger Tony Coretto to discuss the goal that most entrepreneurs overlook; It's not about the money. It's about the freedom!

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CONTACT: tony@declaringfreedom.com | www.declaringfreedom.com

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Host, Joel Volk, sits with Daniel Rosenberg to discuss the unorthodox (or Orthodox) upbringings of building a business out of ethically constructed BDSM products. Alora is a "Sexual Wellness Product" startup navigating a variety of obstacles while focusing on making the world a better place!

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CONTACT: www.aloraproducts.com | email: daniel@aloraproducts.com

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Shroomeats Owner/Founder, Dissaya and Joel discuss business at the intersection of Food, Culture and Wellness in the world of alternative protein sources and the journey of taking an idea to store shelves!  -----------------  CONTACT: shroomeats.co - **enter "SmallBiz" for the 10% off all purchases | Friendly Foods International | Email: info@friendlyfoodsintl.com  -----------------  We'd like to thank our sponsors,...
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Joel Volk's and Danny Davis' chemistry is unparalleled in this exciting fast-paced interview between two entrepreneurs as they discuss the experience of bringing to market original ideas amongst cookie-cutter companies and the lessons that come from good and bad management.

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CONTACT: Pearlcbd.com | offstageholdings.com | Email: danny@offstageholdings.com

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Struggling to find clients? Working long hours and wondering why your wallet feels so empty? You might be like Nigel.  Join Executive Coach, Nancy Fox, Attorney, Janice Miller, and CPA, Steven Geller for a in-depth discussion to Save Nigel!. ____________ CONTACT: Nancy Fox | The Business Fox | Nancy@TheBusinessFox.com | TheBusinessFox.com |IG: @TheBusinessFox | YouTube: Nancy Fox Janice Miller | Miller Haga Law Group | JMil...
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The journey of taking a good idea and bringing it to market is not an easy one. Joel interviews Asher Dahan of Block Ransomeware and learns how Asher harnessed his passion for problem solving in concert with his military discipline to solve one of the biggest problems in business today. Block Ransomware, LLC is a powerful software and Mr. Dahan sits with host, Joel Volk to elaborate on how he was able to create his success! | CONTA...
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