PROCO360 - "Pro-Business Colorado" podcast
By Dave Tabor, PROCO360
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Live | Work | Love Colorado (TM). The notable entrepreneurs featured live with a SPIRIT immersed in Colorado. They work passionate, long hours, so these are not stories about “work-life balance." Colorado entrepreneurs know that some days you just get the view from your office, other days its a bike ride and beer with a client... in PROCO360 guests share their lessons, mistakes, and fascinating stories other can learn from. “LIVE – WORK – LOVE COLORADO” (TM).
||CleanColorado author of Brave New Work on HOW to do better||“The main roadblocks are about ego and identity. You have leaders who are asking… What makes me important? What makes me special? How do I contribute to the meaning and the purpose?” Aaron Dignan, Author, Brave New Work and Founder of The Rea||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPing Identity: Run toward fear, to the point of no return||“I don’t have to know all the details of how we’re gonna survive to know that it is directionally correct, and I’ll boldly step beyond the point of no return and let the details sort themselves.” Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity I was look||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProximity – no need to sell when you have what they want||“We don’t actually have a sales team, we have a relationship team… those who decide to use us, they will ask us to be customers.” Josh Freed, CEO and co-Owner, Proximity When I got a call from Leah Carlson at Proximity suggesting that I migh||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Dishwasher to the Sage of Hospitality||“I love to go to businesses that aren’t ours… that are new… I want to walk through new hotels, new restaurants… that’s exciting for me.” -Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality Sage owns and operates over 50 hotels, plus many||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoa Technology Dials-in Performance Fit with World’s Best Brands||“It’s not a better mousetrap – it’s a different mousetrap.” Shawn Neville, CEO, Boa Technology Interviewing Shawn Neville in front of a live audience of PROCO360 listeners was fantastic! We explored Boa’s rapid growth and the company’s||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo companies: Saving Lives Through Invention, Saving the Planet with Great Coffee||I'm kicking-off 2019 by interviewing two Colorado entrepreneurs who are not YET on the cover of Colorado business publications, and whom I predict will by by the end of the year! Dr. Arthur Kanowitz, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of S||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of 2018 – Highlights of award-winning podcast episodes||Let’s celebrate a great year with excerpts from 17 interviews in one podcast! “How do you get all those great guests?” That's a question I recently was flattered to be asked. I am fortunate that Colorado has amazing and generous entrepreneur||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Most Thought Provoking Blogs Read to You||I decided depart from the pattern of 30 minute interviews and instead share 5 blog posts that I really enjoyed writing, thinking about, then re-writing. And for those too busy to find and read them on the website, I’ve read and recorded them – ple||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNoodles & Company’s remarkable return from al dente||“Colorado is just a fabulous environment for entrepreneurs in general, and for the restaurant space in particular.” Dave Boennighausen, CEO, Noodles & Company I had no idea of how much fun I’d have interviewing Dave Boennighausen, CEO of Noodles||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen’s Bean Project sells products that change lives.||“Despite what I originally thought, the Bean Project is not a particularly good business model. There is constant tension between the business and the mission.” Tamra Ryan, CEO, Women’s Bean Project – quote from her book, The Third Law I’m a||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElements Massage CEO Talks Positioning||Elements Massage CEO explains a business that I’ve always been curious about – I think you’ll find it fascinating too. “We spend most of our time end energy focused on us – I don’t spend much time worried about what the competition is doing.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrower’s Organic Customers, CEO Thrive Together||Grower’s Organic Customers Refuse to Let the Business Fail – Supporting the CEO, they bring the business back from bankruptcy. “Five farms from all over the country reached out and said we cannot let you fail.” Brian Freeman, CEO and Founder,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPunch Bowl Social CEO Takes a Punch!||“I will not create a business enterprise and a professional legacy for myself at the cost of the legacy I build inside the walls of my house.” Robert Thompson, CEO, Punch Bowl Social Punch Bowl Social is a restaurant concept phenomenon. Robert Th||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCandid Conversation with Colorado Frac CEO||Liberty Oilfield Services CEO on industry PR, disclosure, culture and affinity for the outdoors. “To build a great business you’ve got to be in a dynamic community where young people want to move and start their lives… Denver checks those boxes||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobal War for Talent Being Won from Colorado||Graebel Companies CEO Helps Clients Win Global War for Talent from Colorado. “There are people on this planet who are wired as extraordinary caregivers… we have to identify them, and we can train them to do the very specific things customers expect||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBall CEO All About People, Values||“If you don’t have the right people, you don’t get it right... The human spirit wants something bigger than itself.” John Hayes, Chairman, President & CEO, Ball Corporation Ball Corporation is a tremendous role model for our state – extremely||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInscripta – GIVING AWAY tools for worldwide genetic editing is its business model! ProCO360||“The challenge before us is to build an essential tool for biologists… where they can ask questions they wanted to but never could before.” Kevin Ness, CEO, Inscripta Did you ever want to download a DNA sequence just to see what it looks like? In||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXero Shoes – giving a tribe of customers “superpower” through their feet ProCO360||The biggest problem we have is that the day we launch a new product we get emails saying, “that’s great, now I want this!” Steven Sashen, CEO, Xero Shoes You’ll enjoy this high energy interview with the very successful wife and husband team who||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Awesome COLORADO Brands - Denver Flea ProCO360||People are looking for brands that reinforce who they think they are... or want to become. Blake Adams, Founder, Denver Flea Denver Flea is a platform on which Colorado brands are built. You know Icelantic Skis and Voormi clothing as great brands gro||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNegotiating As If Your Life Depended On It - FBI techniques in business! ProCO360||"Some people are horrified by new information during negotiations… they’re cutting themselves off from better deals." Chris Voss, former Lead FBI Hostage Negotiator, CEO of Black Swan Group You’re hiding stuff, and if you think they’re no||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPopSockets - a Colorado Story of Innovation and Scrappy Execution! ProCO360||Even a PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR can be an entrepreneur, with enough determination and effort! My biggest mistake was doing it myself… I lost a year in the process… a PAINFUL year. - David Barnett, Founder and CEO What a Cinderella entrepreneurial story||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpioids and Business - Serving Customers Before Profits ProCO360||If the BUSINESS does well, we can treat more clients. Cortland Mathers-Suter, Founder and COOI took a different approach to this interview which really is as much about a societal problem as it is about business. I entered this interview just plain c||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFresca Foods - the Epicenter of the Natural Foods World! ProCO360||"…Religious studies and philosophy is a battle between logic and faith – and isn’t that what any good entrepreneur needs?” Todd Dutkin, CEO A great conversation with Todd Dutkin, CEO of Fresca Foods, a Boulder company that has transfor||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 - GoSpotCheck CEO Matt Talbot||"…founders have to sit down across the table, look them in the eye and say hell or high water, I'm gonna make this work!” Matt Talbot, CEO Some amazing insights from Matt in this DON'T MISS interview with one of Colorado’s most successful ent||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 - Jake Jabs: Legendary Lessons from the Furniture Business||"The secret to advertising is that you have to be 100% truthful.” Jake Jabs, American Furniture Warehouse Jake is an entrepreneurial legend in Colorado. Jake’s story is of a self-made entrepreneur. Starting with a heifer cow given to him by his||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 - Eldorado Climbing Walls - Sales Guy to Owner||“It used to be just a bunch of dirtbag climbing bums starting companies and trying to make a living.” Kevin Volz, Eldorado Climbing Walls This episode demonstrates how an ambitious sales guy can become the owner of a business he’s passi||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 – Havenly Designs Its Own Space – Live | Work | Love Colorado||Havenly Designs Its Own Space in Online Interior Design “There’s such an alignment between doing the right thing for your customer and growing the business, and that feels really good to me.” Lee Mayer, Havenly There was no shortag||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 – Maria Empanada Explodes to Success - Live | Work | Love Colorado||“When I started the business I was washer, cook, manager… then… NO! I need to grow with the business.” Lorena Cantarovici, Maria Empanada Lorena Cantarovici, like most food entrepreneurs, started baking her now famous empanadas at ho||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProCO360 – Jackson’s Honest – Home Kitchen to “Shark Tank,” Live | Work | Love Colorado||“The tension in that room was palpable…” Megan Reamer, describing their experience on “Shark Tank.” Megan and Scott Reamer developed their initial potato chip at home, trying to create a product that could be enjoyed by their son Jac||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBobo's Oat Bars: from "I needed a Job" to 1 million units per month||"I kind of had to reinvent myself. I was newly single with two teenaged daughters. I needed to get a job..." “Salespeople are a great resource – they’ll tell you what you need…” Beryl Stafford, Founder, Bobo’s Oat Bars A hum||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPIN Business Network - Data Drives Remarkable Sales||“If our partner doesn’t eat, we don’t eat… we see success through the client’s eyes." "I run from people who haven't failed.” Joe Oltmann, CEO, PIN Business Network Collecting and using data for business intelligence that yields sales –||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside AEG Presents’ Live Music Business, Part 2 of 2||“Big Head Todd & The Monsters is a perfect example of how a band can make it… get a fan base and become a great, live band.” Part 2 of my interview with Chuck Morris… Curious about how the live music business works? Like to know about the ea||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside AEG Presents' Live Music Business, Part 1 of 2||Curious about how the live music business works? Like to know about the early days of acts like The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett in Colorado? You’ll love my interview with Chuck Morris, President & CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains. As always, I d||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechtonic - a Better Version of "The Apprentice!"||“20 years ago my life revolved around billable hours… now it’s around changing the course of people’s lives. Heather Terenzio used her generous spirit to solve her biggest problem: getting enough skilled technical talent. Techtonic Group cr||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmashBurger - Smashing Success Comes from "Wise-Guy Skill Set"||“My mantra is being perpetually 32… as our product ages this keeps us relevant.” I enjoyed my interview with Tom Ryan, CEO of SmashBurger. He’s done the franchise thing before, and each time he builds in more of what he learned from before.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStickerGiant – Stuck on Open Book Management||“One of the bigger challenges for founder entrepreneurs is letting go of the levers, handing the levers over…” Speaking with John Fischer, CEO of StickerGiant was a contrast with many other interviews I’ve had with successful entrepreneurs who||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Hudson's Job List Slays the Monster||“The biggest mistake I made was that I let FEAR dictate my decision about when to turn this into a business.” I enjoyed speaking with Andrew Hudson, of Andrew Hudson’s Job List. A humble guy who just wanted to help job seekers, Andrew turne||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAleph Objects - 3D Printing Its Own Future - and YOU Can Help!||I was looking forward to better understanding the impact of 3D printing on manufacturing. But in speaking with Aleph Object’s President, Harris Kenney, I learned a couple of things I wasn’t expecting. First, more than I realized, 3D printing is||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevolar - If I wasn't so obsessed I couldn't work this hard!||"If I wasn't so OBSESSED I couldn't work this hard!" I loved visiting with Jackie Ros, co-founder of Revolar. Her candor and energy are refreshing. It may seem to those on the outside that the company was an overnight success. And relative to othe||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPROCO360 | Brandfolder – Startup that helps BIG name Clients from the Start||Brandfolder is Colorado startup solving the business problems of digital asset management and whose customers ALREADY include UnderArmour, Slack, L’Oreal, Waze, OpenTable, Oskar Blues and a bunch more. This was an important conversation for any s||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderful guests, wonderful topics, wonderful opportunity to learn while being entertained (or entertained while learning, take your pick). I pick up something from every one I listen too - new product for me, new way to approach an obstacle, a how to, enthusiasm (Dave’s specialty) or just something that sets my minds of in a new direction. Listen to one (Xero Shoes is one of my favorites) and the rest will take care of itself.
A must for Colorado entrepreneurs.
This podcast is phenomenal. It is the first podcast Ive stopped to take notes on, ever. Dave’s guest strike a strong balance between all sectors and actually provide worth while advice. While there are other “this is how I became what I am” business podcasts, nothing can touch the usefulness that comes with stories of local successes.
Love the feature Colorado leaders
A great podcast! You can tell that the host has entrepreneurial experience by the questions and conversation... digs way deeper than a typical interview. Highly recommend.