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Healthy Business Recipes for Surviving COVID

Cheers To Business

Release Date: 01/19/2021

Gamers, Geeks and Wrestlers with Tommy Wetjen show art Gamers, Geeks and Wrestlers with Tommy Wetjen

Cheers To Business

Guest-host Johnny Gwin talks with Tommy Wetjen about how he built Gamers N Geeks, the Gulf Coast's largest gaming store. Tommy also shares how he has grown his business by creating an economic ecosystem with collaborators and like-minded merchants and vendors, making a unique experience that encourages all ages and types of gamers to feel welcome. Plus, he spills the beans on purchasing, relaunching, and reinventing the CWL, the Combat Wrestling League.

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Selling Childhood Memories with Scotty White show art Selling Childhood Memories with Scotty White

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In this episode, guest host Johnny Gwin talks with Scotty White about how he takes another step in building his business empire of Geekdom with his new Scotty's Toy Shop specializing in action figures and other pop culture collectibles. Scotty is not just an entrepreneur, podcaster, and comic book creator; he is now an action figure curator, doctor, and bounty hunter to find "that special toy that someone wants from their childhood memories and will bring them happiness."

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The 411 for 401(k) Plans with Crystal Sears show art The 411 for 401(k) Plans with Crystal Sears

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Business owners and employees leave money on the table year after year by not having the right retirement plan in place. In this episode, Karen talks with the Mobile, Alabama employer, employee, and personal retirement plan TPA specialist Crystal Sears of Azalea Administration. Crystal explains all the options employers and employees now have with 401(k) and other retirement plans and how to get started saving for your future. This is an encore REBROADCAST!

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Learning A Trade and Giving Back with Trey Byrum show art Learning A Trade and Giving Back with Trey Byrum

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On this episode, Karen talks with Trey Byrum, owner of the Alabama Pipe Welders Academy and Scottsman Tools in Mobile, Alabama, about the importance of learning a trade, creating a product, having faith, and giving back to your community. Trey details how his welding school started from chaos and tragedy into something magical from very humble beginnings. Plus, he will tell us what it is like to share the TV screen with Billy Bones on the National Geographic Channel.

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Close The Backdoor and Keep Your Customers with Bradley Flowers show art Close The Backdoor and Keep Your Customers with Bradley Flowers

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The most valuable resource for any business is their customers, and while new customers are essential, acquiring new ones can cost as much as 7 times more than retaining a customer you already have. On this episode, guest host Johnny Gwin talks with the co-host of The Insurance Guys podcast and owner of Portal Insurance, the incomparable Bradley Flowers. Bradley delivers real-world stories, insights and essential tools for keeping your best customers to make sure your business survives and thrives.

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Reckless Abandon and Wild Dreaming with Musician Eric Erdman show art Reckless Abandon and Wild Dreaming with Musician Eric Erdman

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On this episode, guest host Johnny Gwin talks with singer/songwriter, session guitarist, and professional music businessman Eric Erdman about creating a career where he is the brand, product, factory, and the skilled labor. Eric demystifies the rock star mythos with tales of hard work, serious practicing, endless touring, and power networking to be able to travel the world entertaining thousands as his songs and talent. Plus, Eric shares his love of the musicians and unique musical sound of Mobile, Alabama.

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Getting Started with Crypto and Mooning with Scott Tindle show art Getting Started with Crypto and Mooning with Scott Tindle

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On this episode, guest host Johnny Gwin talks with Mobile's serial entrepreneur, Scott Tindle, about why he has jumped headfirst into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, the quickest way to get started in crypto, and his tips on trading bitcoin and crypto. Plus, Johnny and Scott run down all of the weird crypto jargon you are bound to hear over the next few years.

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Grooming Your Customers with Bridgette Jerkins show art Grooming Your Customers with Bridgette Jerkins

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In this episode, Karen talks with the bold and dynamic Bridgette Jerkins of Royal Barbers located in Mobile, Alabama. She explains her unique style of training and guiding her customers' behaviors and expectations to benefit their experience and her bottom line. Bridgette also shares her experiences, challenges, and successes as a young businesswoman in a world dominated by male barbers and patrons. And lastly, Karen and Bridgette talk about the joy and headaches of working with their amazing daughters.

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Cheers To Dr. Gia Wiggins show art Cheers To Dr. Gia Wiggins

Cheers To Business

On this episode, Karen and show producer Johnny Gwin have picked out the strongest and most brilliant moments of the most listened to guest of Cheers To Business, Dr. Gia Wiggins of Morale Resources. Gia is not just just an HR expert she is also a guru for motivating, maximizing and engaging your company workforce and leadership. Sit back, turn up the headphones, and soak up the brilliance that is Dr. Gia Wiggins.

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Start A Festival with The Bubbles Queen Lady Stacy Wellborn show art Start A Festival with The Bubbles Queen Lady Stacy Wellborn

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On this episode, Karen talks with Cheers all-star guest and founder of the Fizzi Fest, Lady Stacy Wellborn. Stacy shares the spark for her to take her passion for champagne and turn that into a popular and successful community festival that celebrates the good life and all things bubbles. Plus, she shares all the essential steps for you to transform your passion and obsessions into a thriving event and business.

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FOY Superfoods on Cheers To Business

Last November, Karen talked with FOY Superfoods owner Liz Garza about the origins of Mobile, Alabama's first and only Juicery and Fresh Eats Restaurant, how she is managing her 2 locations during COVID, and how she and her husband kept the store open while they had to quarantine. Plus, Liz shares her insights on innovating, creating new revenue streams, leading by example, and preparing her staff to keep FOY running in any crisis.

Check out the healthy and fresh eats at FOY SUPERFOODS >>>


Key Takeaways

- Train and trust your staff to be able to run your business without you having to be there 24/7.

- Create systems and processes not to let your business "work you."

- Work to build a stronger local community around your business and ask locals to support you when you're in need.

 

Resources:

Liz Garza  -  Facebook  |   LinkedIn

FOY Superfoods   -   Facebook  |  Instagram

 

Cheers To:

We need to get stay at the top of people's minds. When they think of health food, I want them to think of FOY. - Liz Garza


I don't know how long we can sustain of operating at a loss like this, but it's a dream and it's a passion project. And it's something that I am going to take out kicking and screaming. - Liz Garza


If you do your job, you should not be needed as a business owner. It should want be able to run without you. - Karen Simmons


If everything is dependent upon the business owner, and if you go down, the business is done. - Karen Simmons