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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Jun 29, 2020

It’s another week with the Startup Junkie Crew! On this episode, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward talk with Hannah Withers, owner of Maxine’s Tap Room and Leverett Lounge. Maxine’s Tap Room is a historical bar in Fayetteville that was voted one of the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine. Leverett Lounge is a Fayetteville favorite restaurant on Leverett Avenue that has a smooth balance of comfort and class. This week, you will get to hear about Hannah’s entrepreneurial background (1:15), Feed the Heard program (10:23), and the importance of locally owned businesses (23:04). We are glad you are with us!

Our Favorite Quote:

Jeff – “With the knowledge and experience you have now, what would you tell your past self?” (33:10)

Hannah – “We made so many mistakes… as long as you do what you love with people you trust, you will be okay.”

 

Maxine’s Tap Room

Leverett Lounge

Hannah Withers

Jun 22, 2020

Welcome back to another week of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have an in-depth zoom talk with Bo Counts, serial entrepreneur and owner of Pinpoint. Pinpoint is Arkansas’ first and only pinball bar. With over 20 classic pinball cabinets, skee-ball, darts, and a full bar, Pinpoint offers a fun, relaxed experience for people of various ages (21+) and backgrounds. In this episode, you will get to hear about Bo’s interesting career adventure (2:35), the allure of creating an experience with retro gaming that breaks stereotype (6:15), and the origin of the Pinpoint name integrated with expansion plans (16:28). You do not want to miss out on this great episode!

Our Favorite Quote:
Bo – “We don’t sell pinball or cocktails; we sell togetherness and experience.” (18:00)

Pinpoint
Bo Counts

Jun 15, 2020

We are happy to see you again on another episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have an exciting chat with Sam Parr, founder and CEO of the world's largest newsletter: The Hustle. During this episode, you will get to hear about Sam's career progression in various entrepreneurial pursuits, the research arm of Hustle Con Media called Trends.co, and valuable insights into how to attract consumers. Tune in to this value-filled episode!

Our Favorite Quote:
Jeff - "Where do you draw the line on fake news, free speech, and all of that since you are a media guy?"
Sam - "You have to let people do their thing... You must take the bad with the good."

The Hustle
Trends
Sam Parr

Jun 8, 2020

Welcome to another episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have a focused conversation with Mike Preston, the Arkansas Secretary of Commerce and Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. In this episode you will get to hear about Mr. Preston's journey from Florida to Arkansas, Arkansas' commitment to small business initiatives, and the strategy to create more jobs in Arkansas. This is an episode you do not want to miss!

Our Favorite Quote:

Mike - "The state is here to support you... We see that business will be the answer to getting us back to where we were before."

 

Arkansas EDC

 

Jun 1, 2020

In this Episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast, Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Matthew Ward have a virtual chat with Jordan Carmon, Co-Founder and CEO of Matchstick Studio. Matchstick Studio is a full-service creative studio that works directly with companies’ marketing departments to provide services, such as design, print, and copyrighting, that might not be offered internally in order to help these companies accomplish their goals. Learn about the motivations behind creating and growing Matchstick and how Matchstick is helping other businesses during the COVID-19 in this week’s episode!

 

Our Favorite Quote:

Jordan - “I want someone who is going to fit with the team first… (A) lot of the skills we are able to teach. The personality and the values are the most important things to us when considering hiring.”

 

Find Matchstick Studio Here

Connect with Jordan Here

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