The Unconventional Path: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Stories and Ideas With Bela and Mike
The Unconventional Path: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Stories and Ideas With Bela and Mike
Bela Musits
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Come take a journey with us to explore how to build and grow your business in today’s global marketplace. In each episode, we try to capture and share the essence of how interesting people sometimes take unconventional paths to build their business (some succeed, some don’t). We will delve into how they get their inspiration, drive, and persistence to start and grow their enterprise. You will hear the ups and downs, the challenges, and the struggles first hand. Listen to successful entrepreneurs who you never heard of discuss their successful businesses you never heard of. These are conversations with entrepreneurs who are just like us, ones we can all relate to. The world is full of successful, enterprising entrepreneurs, help us find them and bring them to you. New episodes every week. Send us your questions or comments at bela.and.mike@gmail.com We will answer listener questions in our podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
EP-127 Chris Bursey - Founder founder of Direct Communications Solutions.
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Chris Bursey. He is the founder of Direct Communications Solutions. Direct Communication Solutions is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services. The Internet of Things is a term that generally means the coordination of sensors that sit on devices or vehicles or structures (that tell you things like temperature, location, amount of vibrations, etc.), the ability for those sensors to share data using wireless transmission methods (often cellular technology), with both other devices and with bigger software programs, so that simple devices become smarter - they can help managers, suppliers, and customers understand what’s going on with their equipment or products, and make better decisions. You can find Direct Communication Solutions here: https://www.dcsbusiness.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Jun 13
58 min
EP-126 Kizzy Parks - Founder and President of K Parks Consulting.
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Kizzy Parks.  She is the founder and president of K Parks Consulting, a firm that provides corporate training, executive coaching, analytics, diversity and inclusion guidance, leadership development, and team building services mainly to US federal government clients but also they partner with large companies and other non-profits.  She has a wealth of experience contracting with government agencies.  She shares with us what she had learned and how any business can successfully bid on government contracts. You can find K Parks Consulting here: https://www.kpcinc.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
May 30
50 min
EP-125 Sean Folkson - Founder and CEO of Nightfood
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Sean Folkson. He founded Nightfood, a company that produces sleep-friendly and nutritional evening snacks.  After a few rough starts, Nighfood is running full speed with a line of sleep-friendly ice cream.  The ice cream is formulated by leading sleep and nutrition experts to satisfy our nighttime cravings in a better, healthier, and sleep-focused way. You can find Nightfood here: https://nightfood.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
May 16
54 min
EP-124 Tarin Calmeyer - Founder and CEO of Remote Team Wellness
In today's podcast, we are excited to be joined by Tarin Calmeyer.  Tarin is the founder of Remote Team Wellness...a startup that provides live digital wellness coaching, retreats, and workshops for corporate clients. We discussed the large pivot Tarin had to make with the onset of the COVID epidemic, the valuable lessons she learned, and how it has shaped her company. You can find Remote Team Wellness here: https://remoteteamwellness.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
May 2
51 min
EP-123 David Jay - Founder and CEO Warm Welcome
In today's podcast, we are excited to be joined by David Jay, founder, and CEO of Warm Welcome, a company that uses video to customize an initial customer experience to go beyond generic emails.  David is a serial entrepreneur, also having founded Agree.com.  We had a great conversation about the importance of building solid customer relationships and the video tools David has developed at Warm Welcome help address these challenges. You can find Warm Welcome here: https://www.warmwelcome.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Apr 18
51 min
EP-122 Nathan Perez - The 20-Minute Networking Meeting
Today we are excited to be joined by author Nathan Perez.  Nathan co-wrote The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. He is an executive career and job-search coach at Career Innovation, LLC. Nathan is a formally trained actor with a BFA in Theatre. Nathan’s 20-year career in the arts and entertainment world prepared him well for connecting with people. He also worked in the corporate world in places like Goldman Sachs in NYC. You can find Nathan’s books  here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+20-minute+networking+meeting&crid=AHXU4WE3RQ0T&sprefix=the+20-minute%2Caps%2C158&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_13 You can find Nathan’s website here: https://innovationsoftheworld.com/nathan-a-perez-career-innovations-llc/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Apr 11
56 min
EP-121 Dan Burcaw - Co-Founder & CEO of Nami ML
Today we are excited to be joined by joined Dan Burcaw.  He is a serial tech entrepreneur founding several software technology companies  He is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Nami ML.  Nami ML develops machine learning software to enhance mobile application subscriptions for a wide spectrum of businesses.  We discussed the challenges in starting technology businesses that are at the forefront of technology. You can check out Nami ML here: https://www.namiml.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Apr 4
52 min
EP-120 Anthony Minessale - CEO SignalWire
Today we are excited to be joined by joined Anthony Minessale.  Anthony is a pioneer of internet-based communications, having started 3 companies in the internet space.  He is currently the CEO and co-founder of SignalWire. SignalWire is a three-year-old company that provides internet-based telecommunication (voice and video) to companies.  Anthony has a great story about being a technology person who has founded several companies. You can check out Signal Wire here: https://signalwire.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Mar 21
37 min
EP-119 Ed Vincent - Festival Pass
Today we are excited to be joined by Ed Vincent, founder of FestivalPass, which is a global subscription marketplace for the live events industry. Ed is a serial entrepreneur and has a background in data analytics and the media industry.  We discussed how he funded the business and the impact COVID has had on his plans.  It’s a crowded space and Ed’s approach is novel. You can check out Festival Pass here: https://www.festivalpass.com/ We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Mar 14
50 min
EP-118 Sam Holmes - Is Having a YouTube Channel a Viable Business Model?
Today we are excited to be joined by Sam Holmes.  Sam is a sailor and has a YouTube channel to help fund his passion for sailing.  While working for Disney during the week, on the weekends Sam discovered sailing.  He sailed from California to Hawaii solo.  During the trip, he recorded some videos, which he uploaded to YouTube,  to share with his friends and as a memory of the experience.  He soon discovered others were watching his videos and he was making a little money.  Being a good entrepreneur, Sam saw this as an opportunity to fund his passion for sailing.  He had saved up some money so he quit his job and started sailing full-time.  He kept making videos for YouTube and now has a successful YouTube channel that generates sufficient income enabling him to chase his sailing dreams. You can check out Sam’s YouTube videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SamoPajamo We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at bela.and.mike@gmail.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode. Thanks for listening, Bela and Mike --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
Mar 7
43 min
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