Welcome back folks! It is another great week with the Startup Junkie crew. This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward zoom with Allan Peretz, founder and President of Bold Strategies, Inc. Bold Strategies brings together proven CPG experts and emerging digital talent to create custom e-commerce departments for their clients. In this episode, some of the interesting topics you will get to hear about are Allan's journey leading up to Bold Strategies, the effect of COVID-19 on e-commerce and retail strategy, and the vision of Bold Strategies. Do not miss out on these nuggets of information!
202: Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort - Your Next Retreat
GUESTS: Laura and Zack Kraus
Hey everyone! Welcome to another week of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have a chat with Laura and Zack Kraus, founders of Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort. Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort is a 1950's Palm Springs inspired trailer resort featuring eight renovated and themed vintage travel trailers from the 1950's-70's. The trailers are permanently parked in a semi-circle surrounding a pool, astroturf and fire pit, and can be rented by the night. In this episode, you will get to hear about the creative process around Pink Flamingo, Laura and Zack's journey to Arkansas, and difficulties around building the resort. Listen in on this great talk!
(1:06) Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort
(2:54) How It Started
(8:24) How has COVID impacted Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort?
(10:14) Funny Stories around the trailers
(14:08) How did it all really come together, here, in Northwest Arkansas?
(21:43) What challenges have they faced?
(29:32) Laura and Zack share about things they know now that they didn’t when they first started.
(31:58) Closing Thoughts
It's another week of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, Jeff Standridge, and Matthew Ward talk with Martial Trigeaud, serial entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer of Vascugenix Incorporated. Vascuegenix Inc. is a medical device company focused on developing innovative products to improve patient safety during interventional cardiology procedures. In this episode, you will hear about Martial's journey from France, his illustrious cycling resume, and Vascugenix's innovative product called the Speed-Torque. We hope you enjoy this exciting episode!
(01:52) Martial’s Story
(04:34) Vascugenix Incorporated Overview
(10:30) What are the future plans for vascular genetics?
(12:32) The transition from advisor to a member of an executive team
(15:58) Let’s talk cycling
(26:27) Work-Life differences between France and the United States
(28:05) Martial’s Remodeling projects
(30:05) If you could take all the knowledge that you've accumulated at your current age and give some advice to your younger self when you were starting out your journey, what would that advice be?
“And that's why I feel Vascugenix is going to be a very successful company because we really think about the 360 view from the worst scenario to the best scenario and everything in between.” (14:53)
So I feel like sometimes we need to push a little bit on people, but I understand at the same time, you don't want to push too hard on people because it's complex. Life in the US is very complex because you have family issues, financial issues. I mean, I understand all of that. I think we should do a mix of both where we need to push people a little bit more but manage them correctly for them to do a good job. (27:28)
“Be a learner. The first thing is to learn how to learn. Understand what is valuable and what is not valuable.” (30:24)
This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, Matthew Ward, and Taylor Hasley have a zoom party with Michael Iseman, Media and Investor Education at AcreTrader, and Jon Cadieux, founder, and owner of NWA Workplaces. During this special episode, the crew takes a trip down memory lane with some of the original Startup Junkies. You will get to hear about the early days of the Startup Junkies Podcast, COVID-19 related matters, and predictions of the economy. Come join the party to celebrate 200 episodes of the Startup Junkie Podcast!