These lively discussions bring Entrepreneur Media's journalists together with the most interesting, intriguing minds and leaders to discuss the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship and innovation.
In 2011 Marguerite Zabar Mariscal was an intern at Momofuku (@momolongplay). By age 30 she was CEO. Listen to this interview to learn about building strategic partnerships, new technology, and not being obsessed with perfection. Try TOAST Tech to Make Your Restaurant Run Smoother and Stronger — Never Worry About Sales Tax Again. Try DAVO and Get Your 1st Month FREE — Produced by Cali BBQ Media:
Climate change is described as a “generational battle,” in which young people care and older people don't. But this is a perfect example of how we think about generations all wrong — and that has big consequences. If we can drop our assumptions about generational divides, we might just have a shot at solving some of the world's most urgent problems. Sponsor: Paper & Packaging Board. Learn more at
Adam Greenblatt is the CEO of BetMGM, a sports betting and gaming entertainment company leading in the online betting space. Adam was previously the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Etain and helped create BetMGM during his time in the role. He was also the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at LadbrokesCoral and Ladbrokes. Since 2012, Adam has also been the president of Stadium Technology Group, Entain's American sports betting software company.
Robert Irvine (@chefirvine) is so much more than a celebrity chef and Food Network host. More than anything, Chef Irvine is a man who believes firmly in the benefits of genuine benevolence and philanthropy. For him, “Nothing is Impossible.” Listen to this interview to learn about the importance of supporting others, having a military culture in business, and the essence of leadership. TOAST Can Make Your Restaurant Run Smoother and Stronger —
I'm sure you've heard the phrase “Your network is your net worth”. And while that may be directionally true, it doesn't provide any pointers on how to actually build that network when you're starting from scratch. During this week's episode Kim Kaupe - agency founder, educator and podcast host - will share the specific steps you must take to grow a powerful network, even if you're an introvert.
Yes, it's possible to detach yourself from email! And it might even help you get more work done. Kim Kaupe, founder of Bright Ideas Only, explains the grand email experiment she's undergone, and how it transformed her business.
Chris Rondeau is the CEO of Planet Fitness, one of the largest fitness franchises in the world built on instilling a judgment-free zone environment. Chris started at the company in 1992, working the front desk at the first location. He eventually became Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Under his leadership, Chris took the company public, doubled the number of Planet Fitness locations to 2300, and grew the number of members to 16.2 million.
Have a great business idea but you're not so great at sales? Brian Cristiano is here to help. During this chat you'll learn how to win bigger deals, speed up the sales process and avoid getting ghosted.
Rodney Scott's daring approach and “we'll figure it out” fearlessness has been the foundation upon which his Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ restaurant (@rodneyscottsbbq) empire was built. Listen to this interview to learn about winning a James Beard award, becoming a social media celebrity, and how cooking with soul is vital to sustained success. Try TOAST Technology to Make Your Restaurant Run Better —
Change didn't come easy to Chip Gaines, who went through an "identity crisis" as he transformed from an anonymous home builder to one of the most beloved people on TV (with Fixer Upper, and now the Magnolia brand he cofounded with his wife Joanna). Here he talks about that evolution, and what he's learned about finding opportunity in the unexpected.
Online reviews—positive and negative—can reveal a wealth of benefits for your small business. With the right review response strategy in place, you can capitalize on your customer feedback to make lasting, positive changes. In this episode, hear from several business owners about how they use online reviews to strengthen their business practices, boost morale, and encourage customers to return again and again.
Kendra Scott is the founder, executive chairman, and chief creative officer of Kendra Scott, an accessories brand built on “Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy.” She founded the eponymous brand in 2002, following the birth of her son. The company now has over 100 stores and 850 specialty boutiques, and its wholesale partners include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's. In 2021, Kendra Scott donated 30,000 pieces of jewelry to more than 75 organizations.
Business growth expert Shanee Moret shares how you can grow and monetize your personal brand without spending all day on social media. She'll share how she went from 0 to over 1 million followers on LinkedIn while also building a vibrant, lucrative online community. This episode is brought to you by ChatterBoss. A company that helps entrepreneurs make money, save time and avoid burnout by providing top notch executive assistants. Learn more and save $50 off your first month by visiting Have questions about launching your business? I've partnered with Chatterboss to provide where you can ask me questions and get them answered live. You can learn more and sign up here:
Brewpoint Coffee Founder Melissa Villanueva is the author of “Starting and Running a Coffee Shop”. Like the title suggests, the CEO has aspirations to grow Brewpoint Coffee (@brewpointcoffee) and teach other people of color how to effectively find their way in the café space. Listen to this interview to learn about balancing big ambitions, creating opportunities for others, and equity and inclusion in business. Try TOAST Tech to Make Your Restaurant Run Smoother and Stronger —
What does it mean to run a sustainable business? It's about building something that can last. In this episode we look at two unexpected "sustainable" approaches — what your brain needs after a hard day of work, and how to build a team that'll survive the ups and downs. Sponsor: Paper & Packaging Board. Learn more at
For most business owners, your business is you—and you are your business. With identities intertwined in business plans and goals, setting boundaries between your work and personal life is a challenge. In this episode, Emily is joined again by Yauss and Sascha of the Texas craft bakery Skull and Cakebones, to take a deep dive into their mental health journeys and how it has impacted their business, and provide some tips for how to ensure you're bringing your best, healthiest self to work.
Guest David 'Big Papi Ortiz' is three-time World Series Champion and former World Series MVP and a recent inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Now you can add cannabis entrepreneur to his long list of accomplishments. Papi Cannabis is a new line of premium cannabis products available in dispensaries across Massachusetts.
Prerna Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Mysterious, a social media platform developed in partnership with CAA which curates short form music video NFTs. The company is currently supported by high-profile celebrities including Lebron James, Mariah Carey, and Steph Curry. Prerna previously co-founded successful mobile entertainment applications such as Smule and Hooked, which grew to a reach of over one billion people. With Mysterious, Prerna brings an innovative way to interact with audio-visual content through the rise of technologies like web 3 and blockchain. Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is one of Mysterious' many celebrity investors. In addition to releasing two albums at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, Ne-Yo was a judge on NBC's World of Dance and currently stars as Sage Odom on the television series, Step Up.
Change Is inevitable, thriving is up to you, Jason Feifer is here to show you how. In this episode he shares valuable lessons from history and today's brightest entrepreneurs to help you quickly adapt to change and Future-Proof your business. This episode is brought to you by . A company that helps entrepreneurs make money, save time and avoid burnout by providing top notch executive assistants. Learn more and save $50 off your first month by visiting Have questions about launching your business? I've partnered with Chatterboss to provide where you can ask me questions and get them answered live. You can learn more and :
For the cofounder of Asian-inspired restaurant chain Chicken Meets Rice (@chickenmeetsrice) Shone Tran, a night out drinking with a friend and eventual business partner led to much more than memories of laughter and great conversations. Listen to this interview to learn about pulling inspiration from tragedy, taking small steps, and thriving in business with your best friend. Try TOAST Today to Make Your Restaurant Run Smoother and Stronger —
Do you wish you could predict the future? Not in a street-corner psychic kind of way, but in a more personal, meaningful way — to know what's coming, and to know what decisions you should make? We hear from experts (including the head of a group called the Superforecasters!) who explain how to do just that. And for more just like this, pick up Jason Feifer's new book "Build for Tomorrow".
Guest ALLISON MARGOLIN a Los Angeles-based criminal defense and civil rights lawyer and one of the nation's leading experts in cannabis licensing and law. She has a new book out called Just Dope: A Leading Attorney's Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs, which is part memoir and part argument for a commonsense approach to drug use and legalization.
Duran Central Pharmacy has been around more than 80 years, but it's more than just a place to pick up a prescription. It's an established New Mexican restaurant that hasn't changed its menu in more than 50 years, but that consistency doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. Duran's owner Mona Ghattas has kept what works — the food — but rebranded and renovated to keep up with the times.
Ryan Steelberg is the Co-Founder and President of Veritone, Inc., a NASDAQ publicly traded company leading in enterprise AI software, services, and solutions. Ryan founded multiple companies with his brother, Chad; Their first company, Adforce, was founded in 1995 and acquired by CMGi in 1999 quickly after its IPO. He then served as President and CEO of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. and Head of Broadcast at Google Inc. He also was Co-Founder and President of dMarc Broadcasting, an advertising company that was acquired by Google and integrated into their Google Ads platform.
Strategic patience is the key to growth and long-term success in business. But what actions can you take today that will pay off now, and in the long run? In this week's episode Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestseller and renowned business coach is here to guide you through a series of short-term decisions that will have lasting impact. This episode is brought to you by ChatterBoss. A company that helps entrepreneurs make money, save time and avoid burnout by providing top notch executive assistants. Learn more and save $50 off your first month by visiting Have questions about launching your business? I've partnered with Chatterboss to provide where you can ask me questions and get them answered live. You can learn more and : https://entm.ag/officehours
Hernán Regiardo and Samantha Trottier, founders of Mate Society (@workbymate), built a reputation for beautiful photos and appealing content. The TikTok stars have even partnered with big companies like Bang Energy drinks and Hello Kitty. Listen to this interview to learn about authentic online connections, being in the creator economy, and choosing the right brand deals. Try TOAST Technology Today to Run Restaurant Better —
If you're struggling to solve a problem, you may be looking at it just 1% wrong. In this excerpt from Jason Feifer's new book "Build For Tomorrow", he explains how to reframe the problems in front of you — and see what other people don't.
Combining his passions for dogs and art, Josh White has created a unique dog grooming salon that keeps customers coming back. Dogue in West Hollywood does standard grooming, but also uses color to make dogs look extra snazzy. Most importantly, customers trust the experienced staff to go above and beyond, from expert grooming to teaching proper at home upkeep. With its welcoming environment, humans and dogs alike have been known to treat Dogue as a second home.
Dan Doctoroff is the Chairman and Founder of Target ALS, a nonprofit medical research foundation focused on finding treatment for ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dan was previously New York City's longest-serving Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding and the former CEO and President of Bloomberg LP. He led NYC2012, New York City's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and most recently founded Sidewalk Labs in 2015, a Google subsidiary that uses and innovates technologies to improve urban infrastructure.
What you pay attention to is what grows. So if you want to grow your business, being able to focus on your work and ignore distractions is crucial to your success. In this week's episode Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nir Eyal is here to help you become indisctractible. This episode is brought to you by . A company that helps entrepreneurs make money, save time and avoid burnout by providing top notch executive assistants.
Super Taco Mexican Restaurants (@supertacomex) founder Julian Cervantes knew as a young man that he wanted to own a business. He just didn't know what to open or even how to get started. Luckily there were people around him who could help. Watch this interview to learn about starting a business from scratch, having a Plan B, and balancing family and a restaurant. Try TOAST Technology Today to Make Your Restaurant Better —
How do you build a rapport with someone quickly? How do you actively listen for what they need? That's what former FBI hostage negotator Chip Massey is an expert at, and he explains how entrepreneurs can put those same skills to good use.
THC-infused beverage company Cann celebrated a major milestone this month: 10 million cans sold. Co-founder Luke Anderson joins the podcast to give an emotional interview about how they grew the company so rapidly and what other cannabis companies can learn from their success.
From the physical environment to interactions with employees, the Uncommon Closet experience is intentionally inclusive. Business-owner Korri has created a tailoring shop that is welcoming to all. That element has been built in since day one and the shop grew quickly within just a few years. With that growth came challenges, but the emphasis on creating a positive and gender-affirming customer experience has remained throughout the business's evolution.
Dave Finocchio is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Bleacher Report, a digital media company centered around all sports culture and content. Dave connected millions of sports fans with curated content on Bleacher Report's social media platforms using innovative digital media consumption strategies. In 2012, Bleacher Report was acquired by Turner Broadcasting for $215 million. After stepping away from Bleacher Report in 2019, Dave, with digital media veteran Anna Robertson, co-founded The Cool Down in 2021. The company focuses on engaging in further conversations on climate change and climate tech to create actionable change.
Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani has solidified his stature as a titan in the restaurant industry with hard work and a strong personality. Watch this interview with the food entrepreneur and CEO to learn about how culture should be the number one goal for any business, finding — and using — celebrity, and learning to stick to a specific system. Try TOAST Technology Today to Make Your Restaurant Better —
You can be smart, capable, and willing to put in plenty of elbow grease – but if your business idea isn't viable, you're in for a world of frustration. How can you save yourself time, heartache and be more confident in your launch? Join Terry and guest Pat Flynn for a discussion on the core items you must examine to make sure your business is set up to thrive. This episode is brought to you by . A company that helps entrepreneurs make money, save time and avoid burnout by providing top notch executive assistants.
How do you solve the problems for which there are no right answers? That's what economist Russ Roberts set to find out in his new book "Wild Problems". Here, he talks through strategies for grappling with the biggest decisions of our lives.
Starbright Floral Design provides a high quality product and top notch customer service to all of their clients. In this episode, hear from owner Nic Faitos on how nearly 30 years into his business he's still having fun and finding unique and creative ways to work with clients and celebrate flowers. Customer Ali joins the conversation to share what sets Starbright apart from other floral shops and how Nic's team goes the extra mile to make customers feel like family.
Many small cannabis companies dream about being acquired by a multi-million-dollar public company, but what if that dream becomes a nightmare? Hayley Dineen and Lana Van Brunt lived through that harrowing experience, but rather than back down they took matters into their own hands. They are the Brooklyn-based duo behind Sackville & Co., a design-focused contemporary cannabis lifestyle brand. What happened to them offers valuable lessons into how to M&As in your own business.
Starting a business can feel daunting and confusing, but it doesn't have to be. Launch Your Business with Terry Rice provides emerging entrepreneurs with the critical guidance needed to start a business, save time and avoid burnout. Each week you'll discover the strategic actions you must take, the specific tools to leverage and how to develop a high-performance mindset that will allow you to thrive, even in the most challenging situations.
Meredith Berkman and Dorian Furhman are founders of Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe). The company was founded by three concerned moms as a grassroots response to the youth vaping epidemic. Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes has become an influential advocacy and education nonprofit run and powered by passionate volunteers across the country, the national parent voice fighting the predatory behavior of Big Tobacco.
Javier Correa has spent his entire life in the restaurant industry. His Sombrero Mexican Food restaurant made its mark with a simple marketing technique: good food. Listen to this interview with the third-generation restaurant owner to learn about celebrity endorsements, finding an effective pace, and scaling a business. TOAST makes your restaurant better: Try POPMENU and Save $100:
Sometimes picking just one thing and doing it well can turn around an entire business. Tres Lecheria Bakery in Seattle makes one thing, tres leches cakes, albeit in a number of varieties. After pivoting from an assortment of baked goods to just the most popular, Kevin Moulder's business took off in some unexpected directions, and he hasn't looked back since.