The PreBoot Cincy Podcast
By Eric Sillies
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A podcast for everyday entrepreneurs and the stories before the startup. This podcast is based out of Cincinnati, OH and seeks to tell the stories of local entrepreneurs. Those who have ideas that they want to put into the world but are not sure how to get there. How do you leave the security of your day job, the status quo, or the your daily routine and step out over the ledge into the unknown world of trying to start your own business. On this podcast I will share with you my journey, as I seek to do this, as it is playing out in real time. As well as tell the stories of those who have gone before us to start their own business. I am driven by a simple mantra. I want to make things better by making better things and think that the world needs our best ideas. I want to help you get your idea out into the world by thinking through a simple but effective framework that helps you understand and evaluate your idea (risk, runway and reward) as well as yourself (tenacity, capacity, and financ-ity). It you want to connect either follow on twitter @PreBootPodcast or go to www.theprebootpodcast.com. Enjoy!
||CleanEP 16: Wayne Kiphart: Founder, IT Expert, & Cookie Fanatic | Gratia Inc||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! Wayne’s story starts off with dropping out of college and along the way has a few other bumps in the road as well. However, his story also includes a lot of hard work,||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 15: Julia Fischer: Founder, Play Advocate, & Sweeping Enthusiast | Play Library||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! As a kid Julia had a few passions and loves. She longed of being an inventor (despite not know what she want to invent), but she also loved sweeping and cleaning. However,||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 14: Lawrence Jones, Founder, Humanitarian, & Cafeteria Sandwich Mogul | Just Hire Me||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! A lot of entrepreneurs stories can be traced back to being a kid, maybe a lemonade stand, or selling baseball cards, the entrepreneurial itch often starts at a young age. This was true for Lawrence.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 13: Blake Smith, Founder, Minimalist, & Les Mis Fan | Cladwell||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! Cladwell is an app that helps you figure out what to wear everyday, with the clothes from your closet. Blake’s goal isn’t to sell you more clothes but to make sure you love (and wear) everything you own.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 012: Keith Knapp, Woodworker, Side Hustler, and Proud Father | Ohio Valley Reclaimed||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe Early on in his career Keith learned a valuable lesson about the art of the “Side Hustle”. Keith, who originally went to law school, had a few early pivots in his career,||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 011: Stephen Sargent Co-Founder, Videographer, and 6th Grade Gymnast | Drive Media House||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe There may not be many entrepreneurs who would openly describe themselves as being risk adverse. However, that is exactly how Stephen describes himself. Stephen didn’t necessarily set out to start and run a bus||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Season 2||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe After three months of waiting Season 2 is just around the corner! And we have some pretty exciting news to share. Most importantly, check out the new segment called “Garage Stories” sponsored by Braxton Brewi||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 010: You Can’t Build A Small Business Alone | PreBoot on the Streets||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe and join the new PreBoot People Facebook Group! What if I put a microphone in your face and asked you, “Who is someone you need to thank who has helped you get where you are today?” Well,||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 009: Busyness and the Feeling of Failure | My Story||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe Are you too Busy? Stressed? Overloaded? Or feel like a failure? Me too, well at least a few months ago I did. So I did a podcast about it. In this episode I want to pull back the curtain and share another update on||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 008: Brett Johnson, Food Truck Founder and Bad Girl Graduate | Interview||Interested in hearing more? Subscribe If you are like me you have sat around at many parties talking about businesses you want to start. And if you are also like me you haven’t actually started any of them.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 007: Crafting Your Core Message | Curation||Subscribe Have you ever had someone ask you, “What is your idea?” only to see their eyes start to glaze over and fill with the regret of asking you in the first place because you are 5 minutes in and barely getting started? Yeah me neither.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 006: Building a Financial Framework with Drew Trenz, Founder of the Trellis Club | Interview||Subscribe Summary: If you are like Drew (which I am) you are constantly talking about wanting to start your own business and you have no shortage of ideas to talk about. But, after years of keeping the books for a variety of non-profits and small busin.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 005: Are We Enjoying Life? | My Journey||Subscribe Summary: Are you an aspiring entrepreneur wondering how starting your own business might affect your life? Your relationships? Your free time? Or your spouse? I am hoping this episode can provide some insight into those questions.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 004: Gex Williams: Entrepreneur, Movie Director, & Kentucky Boy | Interview||Subscribe Summary: Gex Williams is an entrepreneur, a movie director and (in his words not mine) “a Kentucky boy”, which as he can tell you, is an important part of how he grew up start his own IT business.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 003: Should I Start My Own Business? – The PreBoot Framework | Intro||Subscribe Summary: In Episode 003 I introduce the “PreBoot Framework”. The framework I have used to evaluate the idea I want to start and serves as the foundation for the conversations I will be having with other people in future episodes.||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 002: What is the PreBoot Podcast? | Intro||Subscribe Summary: Episode 002 of the PreBoot Podcast is a continuation of episode 001. In episode 1 we asked the questions “who”, “where” and “why”. Episode 002 is the nuts and bolts of the podcast and asks the questions “what” and “w||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 001: Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself | Intro||Subscribe Summary: Thanks for listening! In this inaugural episode of the PreBoot Podcast you going to learn more about me, Eric Sillies, the host of the PreBoot Podcast, where I am from and most importantly why I want to start a podcast.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The pre boot podcast is a refreshing challenge in how to view becoming an entrepreneur. Eric lays out a framework that conceptually walks you through what and how you should be processing yourself, and the ideas you want to generate into businesses. Incorporating interviews of individuals who have "paved the way" with the success of their small businesses and Eric asks them the hard questions that you've always wanted ask an entrepreneur. Simply, if you think you have a entrepreneur mindset, or even just a long shot business idea, you have something to learn from this podcast!