Big Time Small Business is a podcast created for small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups hosted by Jim Schubert. Each week, Jim interviews a small business owner whos grown their business into something much larger than even they ever imagined. He digs deep to tap into the roots of their success and show other entrepreneurs how they can do the same. Get ready to "Grow Big Or Go Home"!
Driving Revenue Through Community Interaction with Nikhil Arora15/01/2015 Duración: 37min
Meet Nikhil, Co-Founder of Back To The Roots, a company which creates and sells grow-at-home Mushroom Gardens, as well as as a self-cleaning AquaFarm. Nikhil and his business partner, Alex, met their senior year at UC Berkley and went from being future investment bankers, to urban farmers and entrepreneurs. Find out how Back To The Roots is becoming a Big Time Small Business!
Learning The Value Of PR with Paige Davis12/12/2014 Duración: 36min
Meet Paige Davis, Co-founder and creator of Blue Avocado, a company that creates reusable shopping and lunch containers. With a deep commitment to sustainability, Blue Avocado became certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Tune-in to find out how Paige, her sister and her friend created this Big Time Small Business!
Elf On The Shelf with Christa Pitts02/12/2014 Duración: 36min
Meet Christa, Co-founder of the company CCA & B, a publishing company which produced the children's book Elf On The Shelf, explaining the story of Santa's scout elves. Christa, her sister and her mother had a Christmas tradition they wanted to share with everyone, but were met with a sizable obstacle initially. Find out how they overcame this problem and turned their idea into a Big Time Business!
Creating A Powerful Community Around Your Company with LiLing Pang11/11/2014 Duración: 39min
Meet LiLing, CEO and Editor of Trekaroo, a travel website that includes reviews on travel with kids, family fun, kid activities, kid-friendly hotels, resorts and vacation packages for your family trips. LiLing saw there was a lack of community online for families to share their travel experiences, which prompted her to create Trekaroo. Tune-in to this episode to find out how her company has flourished!
Bridget Dunlap21/10/2014 Duración: 27min
Meet Bridget Dunlap, owner of several bars and restaurants in a thriving night-life area of Austin, Texas. However, this particular part of town wasn't always as popular as it is now. Once littered with run-down and empty houses, Bridget took a dilapidated Rainey Street and turned it into the success that it is today. Learn all about her wild journey on this episode of Big Time Small Business!
Stacy Zoern01/10/2014 Duración: 38min
Meet Stacy, President of Kenguru Inc., a company that has created a transporter that brings independence and mobility to people who use wheelchairs. Stacy, being wheelchair-bound herself, was frustrated with her lack of mobility and was searching for an affordable mode of transportation when she came across the Kenguru being developed in Europe. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how Stacy helped turn Kenguru into a Big Time Small Business!
PJ Jonas24/09/2014 Duración: 39min
Meet PJ Jonas, creator of Goat Milk Stuff, a company that offers handmade goat milk soap and related products made with raw milk from Alpine dairy goats. Being a wife and home-schooling mom of 8 kids, PJ saw the need for a soap that wasn't full of harmful chemicals, and decided to utilize their family dairy goats to make all natural soap. Using word of mouth and local marketing, PJ and her WHOLE family (yes all 10 of them) have turned Goat Milk Stuff into a Big Time Small Business!
Dr. Jeanette Hill16/09/2014 Duración: 34min
Meet Dr. Jeanette Hill, Founder and CEO of Spot On Sciences, a medical devices company located in Texas. Dr. Hill and her company are responsible for the development of HemaSpot, a simple to use device (patent-pending) for self sampling and robust storage/shipping of blood samples at ambient temperatures. Tune-in to this podcast to hear how this device is helping lives around the world and changing science as we know it!
Logan Hale09/09/2014 Duración: 49min
Meet Logan Hale, Creative Director of V3 Media Marketing, a company that specializes in producing video content for businesses through-out their digital media marketing efforts. Logan worked in the film industry in New York City, until the events of 9/11 forced him to find a job in Marketing. He soon realized that he could use his prior film making skills to help his clients' marketing campaigns. Tune-in to this podcast to hear more of Logan's journey to becoming Big Time!
Shawn Still02/09/2014 Duración: 50min
Meet Shawn Still, General Manager of Olympic Pool Plastering. Shawn initially started his career in health care, but decided to make a shift to the family business when the future of his current industry looked uncertain. In this episode of Big Time Small Business, Shawn discusses many important factors that affect small businesses, such as immigration laws and health care reform. This is one episode you won't want to miss!
Tom Olson25/08/2014 Duración: 35min
Meet Tom, owner of Eco Pedicab, a zero emissions bike taxi. Tom is the definition of a born entrepreneur, as he is constantly thinking up amazing new ventures. Be sure to tune-in to this episode to learn all about Tom’s passion for hard work and exactly how he is on his way to become a Big Time Small Business!
ArtLifting18/08/2014 Duración: 38min
Meet Liz and Spencer Powers, founders of ArtLifing, a social enterprise solution for homeless and disabled artists. ArtLifting gives these disadvantaged artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work in a professional gallery. Listen to hear the inspiring story this brother-sister team has to share about their startup!
Colin Kennedy11/08/2014 Duración: 46min
Meet Colin, Co-Founder of Neuron Global, a custom software and application development company that is based in both the United States as well as the Philippines. Learn how Colin and his company beat the odds and excelled as a startup at the beginning of the recession in 2008, and find out exactly what makes Neuron Global a Big Time Small Business!
Alessandro Orelli04/08/2014 Duración: 32min
Meet Alessandro Orelli, International Account Manager and Owner of UniGlobal IT, an IT hardware reseller and broker. This entrepreneur not only specializes in foreign markets across the world, but speaks five different languages! Listen to find out how Alessandro is living the ultimate life of a small business owner and exactly what makes him Big Time!
Katie Rogers29/07/2014 Duración: 31min
Meet Katie Rogers, CEO of DirectAnswer, a database management and fulfillment services firm. They specialize in three different areas: e-commerce, advocacy & fundraising, and associations & societies. Listen to this podcast to learn how Katie turned her company into a Big Time Small Business
Katie Coleman22/07/2014 Duración: 27min
Meet Katie Coleman, a Managing Partner and Financial Advisor for the Siena Wealth Advisory Group. In this podcast you will find out more about Katie's passion and experience as a financial advisor and helping others, including some amazing non-profit work she is doing in her community. Listen and find out how Katie has become a Big Timer!
Episode 1: Podcast Introduction By Jim Schubert24/06/2014 Duración: 14min
Jim Schubert kicks off this first episode of the Big Time Small Business podcast by telling the story of his entrepreneurial journey. From the unique Southern style of his grandfather's grocery store to his father risking it all by leaving large corporate life behind and starting his own company. Jim also explains his "Why" behind creating the podcast. And he gives a glimpse into how Big Time Small Business will teach other small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups to "Grow Big Or Go Home"!