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Episode 103: From Startup to Scale Up with Bill Flynn

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Release Date: 10/13/2020

Episode 133: Start Up and Start Here with VCET show art Episode 133: Start Up and Start Here with VCET

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This week we have special guests David Bradbury and Sam Roach-Gerber, fellow podcast hosts and President/Vice-President of VCET, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies. VCET offers programs, capital, and business mentoring for Vermont entrepreneurs. Through VCET, David and Sam co-host the Start Here podcast, showcasing business success stories across the state and the Vermont Startup Collective, a community of entrepreneurs to help start conversations and build better businesses together.    Learn more at Join the Vermont Startup Collective: Listen to the Podcast:  

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Episode 132: The Principles of Podcasting with Ben Krueger show art Episode 132: The Principles of Podcasting with Ben Krueger

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Based in Burlington Vermont, Ben Krueger is the founder and CEO of Cashflow Podcasting, where he helps industry advocates reach more people, change more lives and move entire industries forward. Having collaborated on hundreds of podcasts since 2012, he has developed 8 Podcast Principles that when applied, lead to highly effective business podcasts. Built on these principles, they've developed a proven system for leaders to host their own world-class podcast in a fraction of the time. In this episode, Ben and Jon discuss how to make a truly great podcast and engage your audience. Learn more at...

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Episode 101 Flashback: James Lawrence Conquers 100 Today show art Episode 101 Flashback: James Lawrence Conquers 100 Today

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This week we rewind to congratulate good friend of the show, James Lawrence, on completing a journey he started 100 days ago - The Conquer 100.  That’s a full distance triathlon every day since March 1st… Yes, we’re talking a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on the bike followed by a marathon.  Every day.  For 100 days.  Congratulations to you, James! Back in September, James joined Jon on the podcast to talk about how he accomplishes these world record feats, the value of teamwork and his family and how each of us can push our own limits by taking on new experiences. Check...

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Episode 131: Going Local to Make an Impact with Dan White show art Episode 131: Going Local to Make an Impact with Dan White

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"For Localvore, we're a technology company that focuses on really connecting local consumers and regional consumers to businesses that are creating a more sustainable agricultural economy sourcing locally and making an impact." Dan White knows what it means to go local. He likes to think of Localvore as the "Patagonia of tech," dedicated to sustainable practice and reinvestment in community. What better way to do that then with food? And where better than Burlington Vermont? White chose Burlington to start Localvore because of Vermont's similarly aligned values and farm-to-table agricultural...

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Episode 130: Family First with Jackson Latka show art Episode 130: Family First with Jackson Latka

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"I'm very bullish on Vermont, in general, because I think the quality of life here is absolutely incredible. And I think as people start to prioritize that, and, you know, keep their business and their personal life and kind of hold it to the same high expectations, I think we'll see a lot more people moving here and a lot more interesting things happening." Jackson Latka is a Vermont entrepreneur with a family-first photo app: Notabli. Built right in Burlington, Notabli is a scrapbook for parents that keeps photos, videos, audio, notes, quotes and more in a privacy-first library with printing...

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Episode 129: Networked to Grow with Michael Ly show art Episode 129: Networked to Grow with Michael Ly

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"We definitely leverage Burlington and our values here in order to build a national brand. " Michael Ly has been a Vermonter for 10 years, and an entrepreneur his whole life.  Ly is the CEO of Reconciled, the cloud-based virtual bookkeeping and CFO advisory service. He has previously worked as a controller, consultant, and CFO. On top of all that, he's the co-founder of Humnly on-demand HR.  Listen to Michael Ly's story on building his businesses, remote work. and scaling up in a small city like Burlington. Follow on LinkedIn: Get started with Reconciled: Check Out Humnly:  ...

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Episode 128: On the Wave of Vermont Entrepreneurs with Russ Scully show art Episode 128: On the Wave of Vermont Entrepreneurs with Russ Scully

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Russ Scully’s wife Roxanne might say that her husband’s favorite word is “Yes.” After all, he’s always looking for the next great story. Growing up in New Jersey, Russ knew a typical metropolitan area wasn’t for him. So after years of living and surfing in California, he and Roxanne settled in Vermont. Once here, the Scully’s started to realize just how much can happen in the Green Mountain State. From windsurfing and paddleboarding on Lake Champlain to create a lifestyle brand and one of the hippest Spots on the lake to building a one-of-a-kind incubator designed to keep...

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Episode 127: Open the Mind Hatch with Coonoor Behal show art Episode 127: Open the Mind Hatch with Coonoor Behal

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This week we talked to Coonoor Behal, the founder and CEO of Mindhatch, where they help companies create the conditions for innovation and for employees to thrive. By utilizing a unique combination of design thinking, innovation, facilitation, organizational improv, and diversity and inclusion, Behal and the Mindhatch team are able to assist organizations transition from stagnant to innovative all while building an inclusive and exciting place to work. Ready to #GetHatched?

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Episode 126: The Future of Live Entertainment with Evan Samet show art Episode 126: The Future of Live Entertainment with Evan Samet

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Harnessing FOMO and his love of live events, Evan Samet founded Ticket Insider - a secondary ticket reselling platform established in 2013 while he was still in college and sold in 2018. He is now the vice president of purchase and market analysis for Key Investment Group.

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Episode 125: Get Out of Your Own Way with Julia Pimsleur show art Episode 125: Get Out of Your Own Way with Julia Pimsleur

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Julia Pimsleur went big. After building her multimillion-dollar language learning business Little Pim, she set a goal to help 1 million women reach $1 million in revenues. Now she wants to help you get out of your own way and go big now!

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Your startup has a 50/50 chance of getting to 5 years… and the odds only get worse the longer you stay in business. Bill Flynn takes the guesswork out of growth. With more than 30 years of experience working for and advising hundreds of companies, Bill Flynn has had 5 successful outcomes, two IPOs, and seven acquisitions (including a 2008 turnaround!). He is the guy you want on your team while building your business! In this episode, Bill discusses his advice for startups, strategies for post-startup businesses, and how he got started. 
 
Get his book Further, Faster: The Vital Few Steps That Take the Guesswork out of Growth on Amazon here. You can also download his book for free and get additional resources on Bill’s website at www.catalystgrowthadvisors.com
 
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