Rebecca Denney and Sharan Grisson are dishing up health and people are loving it. Paleolicious is a perfect example of a small business with Passion and Purpose. Both founders went thru the Mortar who's proving once again to be turning bricks to gold. (You can also listen to the Mortar interview - in the archived shows.) Tune in and find out all about this new caterer and Mortar graduate Paleolicious.
Small business is the backbone of the US economy. Kinda corny, but true. Small business revitalizes neighborhoods by creating a variety of economic footholds in one region. Depending on one company or even one focused industry (think Detroit) can be devastating for thousands of families and sometimes for generations. The Hamilton area was one of those cities that enjoyed a prosperous past from the paper industry but when that goliath company went down so did the city. The Hamilton Mill in conjunction with the city of Hamilton has a new plan and it's already working to revitalize Hamilton in a new direction. They join us with one of their veteran entrepreneurs, Austin Clei, CEO of Glance Software.
There are many perceptions of our men and women in the military forces, some fair and some unfair. And the unfair ones can pose real challenges for veterans looking for jobs or to make an economic contribution in their civilian life. Peter Gudmundsson, a former Marine and President of Recruit Military is bringing awareness to employers and franchisors of the advantages that veterans can bring. Recruit Military is a unique model serving a community that is built on service. Cathleen Snyder from Strategic HR Inc. co-hosts. Click this link for a video testimonial from a veteran. Click here for Entrepreneur article with additional funding options for veterans.
It takes more than a vision, passion and an absolute commitment to start a new business. It takes money. Most entrepreneurs rely on family and friends or worse second mortgages or credit cards. Crowdfunding holds out hope for badly needed cash but getting ready for a crowdfunding campaign isn't as easy as you might think. Luckily, Cincinnati's a great region for entrepreneurs AND we have Janice Weiss the founder of Cincy Seeds Club. Matthew Dooley, co-founder of Kapture and successful veteran of Kickstarter joins us to share his insight into the crowdfunding process. Tom Moore co-hosts this great interview.
We all come together over food, especially good food. That's simple really, going back to ye olden times. Sharing food is the basic recipe for community and camaraderie. Rachel DesRochers has taken that recipe and modernized it as elegantly as she has the graham cracker. She launches The Hatchery, an incubator for Kitchenpreneurs in Northern Kentucky. Tune in with co-host Robynn Anton of RGA Creative and find out what's cooking.