Ryan & Nate Business Podcast

Ryan & Nate Business Podcast

Welcome to the Ryan & Nate Business Podcast! We’re two local guys from Baltimore, MD who love to talk business and want to build a network of successful people to improve our community. Small businesses have unique challenges, and owners and managers often find themselves stretched thin. We see them as the heroes of the business world, and we want to hear their stories and highlight products and services that can help us all. If you need anything small business-related, please feel free to contact us at info@AtlasPillars.com


November 7, 2023 34 mins

We know that the review rating of your company is more important than almost any other thing when a client is choosing us for goods and services. It's more visible than our signs out front or maybe even our ad campaigns. But how do we get good ones? How do we handle bad ones? Do we just sit back and passively wait for reviews to happen to us? In this episode Ryan and Nate go through some of the ways they handle reviews in their com...

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We hear Roland’s story of going from a poker player to a scuba instructor, to a business owner, and then to the tech field. He’s the co-creator of Houscall Pro, a CRM that is helping thousands of small businesses manage their companies from anywhere. Houscall Pro has offered our guests a discount use this link to access it!

Connecting with Roland

Rolland Ligtenberg - roaland@housecallpro.com

Connecting with Nate and Ryan:

Atlas We...

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October 3, 2023 29 mins

You can't run your team on empty. How do you keep from burning out as a small business leader? Do you have a plan? What if you could pour into yourself in a way that overflows to your team?


Connecting with Nate and Ryan:

Atlas Website: www.atlaspillars.com

Nate's Email: nathan@atlaspillars.com

Ryan's Email: ryan@atlaspillars.com

Check out our YouTube page for the video recordings of our episodes!


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September 19, 2023 29 mins

In this episode, we talk about company culture and how we implement systems to drive it in each of our businesses. Great company culture isn't rocket science, but it does take intentionality. We promise that if you invest in your teams, it will pay off in the long run. And while your competitors are complaining about not being able to find good employees, you'll be planning you're next growth strategy.


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September 12, 2023 47 mins

Our guest is Kevin Flumer, a UMBC professor who teaches entrepreneurship principles to students here in Maryland. What makes him so great is how well he knows the fundamentals of good business because he lived it! From running a paper route and starting a non-profit to buying and selling businesses including the positives and negatives of working with venture capital. His supper power is helping people reach their potential, and we...

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In this episode, we checked in with Caroline Sisson, Heavy Seas Beer's brand manager. She's also the daughter of Hough the founder. We talked about the business of beer, branding, and how to point an already successful company in the right direction for a new generation. 


Connecting with Caroline & Heavy Seas

Caroline Sisson - caroline@hsbeer.com

Heavy Seas Beer Website - www.hsbeer.com


Connecting with Nate and Ryan:


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July 11, 2023 30 mins

Sean’s family has been running Ambrose Funeral Home for decades. He’s seen it all! As a business owner, caring for people is always the most important thing, especially in the funeral home business. We actually had a fun conversation about the business of death! How the business works and how they navigated changing times, including Covid, was an eye-opening conversation.

Connecting with Ambrose Funeral Home

Sean Ambrose -ambrosest...

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June 27, 2023 35 mins

As you may have noticed, it's been a few weeks since we posted an episode! What's been going on? Listen in as we talk about what's been happening in our own businesses and give each other advice. Often, the best advice you get in small business is from someone outside of your industry.

Connecting with our Companies

Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating: https://beltwayhvac.com/

New Life Automotive: https://www.newlifeautomotive.com/



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May 23, 2023 18 mins

This is part 3 of 3 episodes where we sat down with Hugh and Caroline Sisson from Heavy Seas Beer. Also, this was the first time we recorded audio and video on location with a guest, so be sure also to check out our YouTube channel for the whole experience!


Connecting with Heavy Seas Bear

Website: https://www.hsbeer.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaproomHeavySeas/


Connecting with Nate and Ryan:

Atlas Website: www.atla...

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May 16, 2023 20 mins

This is part 2 of 3 episodes where we sat down with Hugh and Caroline Sisson from Heavy Seas Beer. In this second episode we did a taste testing of some of Heavy Seas tried and true beers and a couple of their new experimental beers. Also, this was the first time we recorded audio and video on location with a guest, so be sure also to check out our YouTube channel for the whole experience!


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May 9, 2023 32 mins

This is part 1 of 3 episodes where we sat down with Hugh and Caroline Sisson from Heavy Seas Beer. We wanted to hear the origin story of how this local craft brewery turned into a regional brewery. Hugh was doing craft beer before it was cool and, in many ways, watched the laws and the industry catch up to his ideas. He's quick to say that others inspired him, but we feel his pirate's attitude toward business has left a mark of its...

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Ian Schotanus is the H.R. Guy. He started The Big Picture Consulting company to help residential service providers and contractors with HR advice. Have you ever wondered how to handle an employee problem in your company and felt fear because you didn’t want to make a mistake that could cost you? Is it essential to have a company manual? Where do you start? How do you document employee issues so that they don't become legal problems...

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April 25, 2023 34 mins

We interviewed local legend Jesse Stump of Cville Properties! Jesse has spent years investing in residential and commercial properties in his hometown of Catonsville, MD. A few years ago, he started Cville Properties with a partner to help other property owners manage their properties hassle-free. We discussed the importance of creating systems in your business to free you up as an owner, finding creative solutions to problems, and...

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April 18, 2023 48 mins

Matt Bielecki is a Business Banking Representative for M&T Bank, one of the largest regional banks in our area dedicated to helping small businesses. We discussed how working with a bank that's big enough to get to you but small enough to care can make a difference in business. What should you expect from your bank? What does your bank look for when it comes to lending?


Connecting with Matt Bielecki:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedi...

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April 11, 2023 52 mins

We talk to our friend, Jack Heald, a ridiculously talented marketer and ad writer. He shared his thoughts on how being curious and telling great stories brought him and the companies he works for success, and how a great story must help answer the burning questions of “Who am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, and “Why am I here?”

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This week, we talk to Sheena Herron. She’s the president of Greater Arbutus Business Association. Even if you’re not from 21227, there's something to learn because we talked about how to get involved with your local association and partner in a way that lets you have a more positive impact on the community and network with the people that are waiting to support you.


Connecting with GABA & Sheena:

Website: https://arbutus.org/


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Michael Berardi is the general manager and co-founder of OCA Mocha, a coffee shop in our hometown of Arbutus. It's a coffee shop with a unique beginning and purpose and Michael has been there from the start. He's passionate about the community and helping to connect people, and he just so happens to do it with coffee, live music, and smiles. We learned about the ideas of “sociopreneurship” and how a coffee shop answered a question ...

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We talked with Bry Reinhardt from Popl! Bry is one of the founding team members and the current VP of Customer Success at Popl, a company that makes digital business cards possible! Have you ever found it awkward to exchange info with someone? Do you use old paper business cards or the super professional "Hey, call my number" approach? What if you could easily share all the ways that someone can connect with you and your company th...

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We talk with James Griner, CEO and founder of Waterford Business Solutions, and how they help small businesses stay on top of the stuff many of us leave to last - finances. How big do you need to be before bringing on accounting services? How do they actually help you? Is a massage a business expense? What’s cash flow, profit margin, and ROI? Do they really matter? We have answers to all of this and more.

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February 28, 2023 50 mins

We interviewed Ryan Fenn and Justin Judd from Chiirp and discussed how to make communication with your clients personal but automated and how it can free your team up to do what they do best - deliver on promises.

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