The BORN Podcast
The BORN podcast is an inspiring exploration of the lives & stories behind successful business owners. We hope their stories inspire you to build an amazing life of significance for yourself.
info_outline Nathan Imboden | Questmont 02/01/2024
Nathan Imboden | Questmont In this special episode, our podcast host, Nathan Imboden, becomes our guest, sharing his entrepreneurial journey with special guest host George Book from the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. Nathan currently serves as the President of the Pennsylvania Division at Questmont, but he didn’t always see himself in the world of finance and wealth management. His story starts with a high school job that lead to aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, Nathan highlights lessons from failures, building trust during change, and the impact of community outreach. Curious about the real-life experiences behind building a successful business? You’re in the right place. Listen now to discover the power of seizing opportunities, learning from setbacks and the unwavering drive to create a meaningful impact.
info_outline Kristen Pucci | KRAE Consulting 01/04/2024
Kristen Pucci | KRAE Consulting As owner and founder, Kristen Pucci is the driving force behind KRAE Consulting, a business she started in 2020. She brings a unique blend of brand and talent management expertise to the table. With a strong foundation in social media marketing and a diverse portfolio spanning from construction to representing public figures and celebrities, Kristen's journey is a testament to her adaptability and strategic mindset. Her transition from a background in psychology to pursuing her passion in marketing and business development underscores her innate ability to navigate diverse fields with finesse. Kristen's commitment to authenticity and meaningful connections is evident in her approach to personal and professional relationships, making her a standout figure in entrepreneurship and brand management. Tune in to this episode for a conversation that will inspire you to follow your passion and embrace unexpected opportunities that will lead to creating a purpose-driven life.
info_outline Corrie Leister | Inspired By U 12/07/2023
Corrie Leister | Inspired By U Corrie Leister is the owner, artist and visionary behind Inspired By U, a business she started as a small venture in her garage that has grown into a successful company with 19 employees, specializing in cabinet refinishing, interior and exterior painting, countertops and more. From her unwavering leadership to the transformative impact of faith, Corrie's journey is inspiring. She explores the significance of creating a supportive and empowering workplace for women and the ripple effect it brings. Corrie says, “It's not about painting cabinets, it's about giving people great experiences and empowering them to live their best life.” If you're ready to be motivated and gain insights into fostering a positive work culture while delivering outstanding customer experiences, this episode is for you. Tune in to hear Corrie Leister and Brooke, one of the team leads, share the empowering narrative and the profound impact of Inspired By U.
info_outline Matt Foss | Certified EOS Implementor 11/02/2023
Matt Foss | Certified EOS Implementor Want to become a trusted leader in your industry? Tune in to this episode of The BORN Podcast with leadership expert Matt Foss. Together, we delve into the importance of trust and how to foster it within your team. Matt shares tips for separating emotions from gut instincts and making data-driven decisions. Discover why building trust with your team is essential for maintaining a positive work environment and achieving long-term success. Matt Foss is a certified EOS implementor. EOS stands for Entrepreneurial Operating System. Matt helps entrepreneurs achieve companywide alignment on their vision, gain traction towards that vision and create healthy teams and a business culture with EOS. Whether you're a business owner or an aspiring leader, this conversation will empower you to lead with confidence, authenticity and accountability. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode – hit play now to start leading with trust!
info_outline David Taylor | Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association 10/05/2023
David Taylor | Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Manufacturing plays a pivotal role in Pennsylvania's economic growth. David Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, dives deep into the importance of manufacturing for Pennsylvania's prosperity on this episode of the BORN podcast. Discover how manufacturing propels economic advancement in the commonwealth and explore the significance of skilled trades and manufacturing professions. Having served as the President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association for over a quarter-century, David has a wealth of knowledge to share. Listen now to this insightful conversation!
info_outline Tracy Salinger | Unique Limousine 09/07/2023
Tracy Salinger | Unique Limousine Sometimes, in the business world, things that are entirely out of your control happen. And how a business reacts can determine its long-term success. In this episode of the BORN podcast, we bring you the remarkable journey of Tracy Salinger, the visionary owner of Unique Limousine. Listen as Tracy unveils her story of unwavering determination and adaptability in adversity. She'll show you how her passion for the transportation industry fuels her mission to make a difference. Tracy opens up about the challenging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how she confronted it head-on. Discover how she survived and thrived, with bookings surging and her business running seamlessly, thanks to her hands-on approach. Tracy's devotion to her team and commitment to treating clients like family will undoubtedly inspire and motivate you. Take advantage of this episode packed with invaluable insights and lessons learned. Tracy's story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. Get ready to be inspired!
info_outline Jeff Coleman - Churchill Strategies 08/03/2023
Jeff Coleman - Churchill Strategies When you think about marketing, you may not immediately associate the industry with politics. But you might be surprised to learn how much a successful political campaign relies on smart branding. In this episode of the BORN podcast, politician turned businessman Jeff Coleman explains how crucial it is to communicate your unique story to achieve marketing success. Whether it’s politics or business, Jeff says people are tired of generic content and want something different. In this enlightening episode, find his strategies for keeping it real with your target audience.
info_outline Heather Holloway - Holloway Media Services 06/29/2023
Heather Holloway - Holloway Media Services Aspiring entrepreneurs often have much to learn when building a business. Heather Holloway from Holloway Media Services shares how she started her social media marketing agency. She dives into the difficulties she had as a first-time entrepreneur when building a successful business and how she finds inspiration to keep moving forward. Plus, she reveals what any business must do on social media to attract its target audience!
info_outline Scott Beaumont - Lilly Pulitzer 05/25/2023
Scott Beaumont - Lilly Pulitzer What does it take to start a business? For many aspiring entrepreneurs, getting started is the hardest part. How do you go from nothing to a successful enterprise? At what point is it too late? In this episode, Scott Beaumont, who acquired and revitalized the Lilly Pulitzer brand in the early 90s, joins the podcast. Hear his wisdom about taking risks to start a new business, the importance of strategy, and how to scale a business.
info_outline Jared Mizrahi - PCI Auction Group 04/27/2023
Jared Mizrahi - PCI Auction Group What do you do when your business has achieved growth at breakneck speed, you’re overworked, and you feel like you’ve hit the ceiling? If you’re entrepreneur Jared Mizrahi, you embrace a framework for structured scaling. Mizrahi’s entrepreneurial career started at age 14 by selling golf balls he retrieved from golf courses. His parents helped him set up an eBay account, which took off from there. He started purchasing storage units, which led to restaurant auctions, which led to him becoming the owner of the East Coast territory of PCI Auctions. Now the owner of the entire company, PCI Auction Group, Mizrahi shares his insights about bumps in the road and how a structured system allowed him to safely and sustainably grow the business to $5 million in revenue yearly.
info_outline Alex Bazdar - Classic Rock Fabrication 03/16/2023
Alex Bazdar - Classic Rock Fabrication How do you succeed when the industry you’re in feels like a very small pie without enough slices to sustain all the businesses trying to get a piece? You set yourself apart from the crowd. Listen in to hear some wisdom from Alex Bazdar, CEO of Classic Rock Fabrication - a wholesaler of high-quality countertops. He talks about how the unique business model of Classic Rock and a smart go-to-market strategy has allowed them to grow more with each passing year.
info_outline Dan Mowery - Mowery Entertainment 02/23/2023
Dan Mowery - Mowery Entertainment For years, the entertainment industry has been largely brick-and-mortar, but today things are changing. Dan Mowery is one of the biggest innovators at the forefront of this shift. He’s the founder of Mowery Entertainment, and his goal is to connect the fragmented brick-and-mortar entertainment industry. Listen to an enlightening talk with Dan as he explains what his vast industry experience has taught him. He covers overcoming failures with the right mindset and building industry-disrupting businesses.
info_outline Charles Mitchell - Commonwealth Foundation 01/19/2023
Charles Mitchell - Commonwealth Foundation On the BORN podcast, we interview inspiring entrepreneurs who offer insights on starting and running lucrative companies. This week, we’re looking at the nonprofit side of entrepreneurship. We’re talking to Charles Mitchell, the CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation. This organization seeks to transform free-market ideas into actionable public policies to positively impact Pennsylvanians.
info_outline Marc Kurowski - Historic King Mansion 01/05/2023
Marc Kurowski - Historic King Mansion Welcome to the BORN podcast! BORN stands for Business Owner Resource Network. This podcast honors those who have built something. We take a peek under the hood of what it really takes to start, grow and run successful companies by interviewing business owners who’ve done it. We’ll hear stories of those who have taken risks, built something amazing and in the process have positively impacted the people and communities they serve. We hope this inspires you to build an amazing life of significance for yourself. Welcome to the first episode of the BORN Podcast: a series of interviews with local entrepreneurs that give valuable insights on what it takes to run a successful business. Our inaugural guest is a business owner from whom any aspiring entrepreneur can learn a lot. Marc Kurowski is the owner of Historic King Mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Although he comes from an engineering background, a passion project spurred him to enter the world of entrepreneurship in the events industry. Listen in to learn how he executed the start of his small business.