Bar Napkin Business
By Ali Schwanke and Matt Taylor
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Bar Napkin Business shares fun, actionable advice, and insights from business owners who've faced every challenge in the book. Join small business owners Matt Taylor and Ali Schwanke as they dive into the quick and dirty tips you need to know in order to increase profits and grow your small business. Through interviews and hot topic discussions, the show digs into growth, scaling a business, hiring and firing employees, taking risks, funding and finances, marketing, and failures - including the hard knocks of entrepreneurship. Grab a craft beer and join us for the conversation!
||Clean030: Becoming a co-owner of a business and turning lemons into lemonade||Discover how Jeff became a co-owner of Digital Sky and why he's launching a new podcast||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Balancing the ups and downs of the restaurant business||An interview with Gate 25 Restaurant and Bar Founder, Brandon Akert||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Mastering your online reputation with tips from an elite yelp reviewer||What 400 reviews and thousands of photos can teach you about online word of mouth marketing||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Social Assurance - Why challenges are required to build trust||Learn the building blocks of a good story and why conflict is necessary||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Code Beer - Can we have too many breweries?||The challenges of starting a brewing company in a saturated market||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Infogressive - Managing risk and lessons learned the hard way||Why mistakes are inevitable and why cyber security is critical for your business||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: ScoutSheet - Why cold calls are dead and the new age of list building||Learn about Devon Seacrest's journey as an entrepreneur and how he's changing the outbound sales process||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Defy Ventures - Starting a Business in Prison||How this non-profit is helping individuals get a fresh start||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Gear80 - EOS and the Traction You Need to Run Your Business||The powerful "book" and business system sweeping the nation||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Alpha Bitcoin - The cryptocurrency business||How Edward Weginer went from fast food to mining for bitcoin in the Midwest||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Pink Gorilla Events - Generating profits through racing experiences||Why customer service and communication are key to growing a business||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: DealAnyDay - Putting local in the palm of your hand||How an app can transform local businesses' marketing||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Goldenrod Pastries - From 0 to 12,000 fans on Instagram||How Angela Built a Following and Turned it into One of the Hottest Bakeries in the Midwest||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Evol Empire Creative - The most important ingredients for success||Why hustle and relationships are more important than any marketing campaign||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Backswing Brewery - Keep Your Day Job While Building Your Business||How brewing in a bathtub led TJ Walker and his cofounders to grow Backswing Brewery from a hobby to a commercial business||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Launching and Growing a Subscription Box Company - Part II||Selling Part of Your Company + New Entrepreneur Advice||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Launching and Growing a Subscription Box Company - Part I||Lessons learned from the early days of launching Bulu Box||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Core Values, Virtual High Fives, and Lessons from Failure||An interview with Craig Spilker from AMPT about building cultures that thrive, and how he approaches failure||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Tasty Good Toffee - Turning a side hustle into a full time business||When Katie Becker lost her job, she had one decision to make - to toffee or not to toffee? Listen to how she turned a layoff into a confectionary business.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Top 10 Lessons from the Bar Napkin Business Interviews||Get a powerful dose of business advice as we recap the top ideas from each episode so far.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: From hair school to commercial real estate - Turning your trade into a business||Kylie and Steph are the owners of [bah-shah] Salon. After taking the leap to open their own salon, they've now progressed into commercial suites they can rent out to new cosmetologists while still growing their business.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Spreetail - Hiring Tips for Fast Growing Companies||When your company is growing like crazy, how do you acquire good talent to keep going?||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Avoiding Common Mistakes of Growing a Small Business||Advice from an Industry Expert||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: SP Group - Tips for growing a service based business||And what happens when your business partner changes his mind||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Paper Kite Shop - That scary first year in business||How Meg persevered and opened a second retail location||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Jon Camp - Big risks lead to big rewards in commercial real estate||Why failure is not an option||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Brett Byman - Building two startups before the age of 30||Insights into Brett's journey as a co-founder of Nobl and CEO of Retail Aware||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: CompanyCam - Why People Are More Important Than Product||Building a startup out of a small business||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Wax Buffalo - Taking a candle business from the kitchen to retail shelves||The business lessons behind the beautifully imperfect hand poured soy candle company.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Zipline Brewery - Growing a craft brew hobby into a commercial business||The biggest investment he had to make and risks along the way||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Sneak Peek: What is Bar Napkin Business?||Small business advice, tips, and hacks, fueled by craft beer.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is one hundred percent lit! Bravo!
More depth than width.
I love that this show has embraced local stories and taken the deep dive into what it takes to start and run a business in many different types of business from tech start-up to hospitality.