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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.

Mar 28, 2022

Summary:

Welcome back to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Grace Gill were joined by Amanda Earhart, CEO and Founder of PushKin. Amanda is on the quest to build a healthy community where businesses can communicate and reach their potential. This tool is shaking up the way companies have meetings, celebrate employees, and set culture and vision. Be sure to listen to the podcast and even hear all about why you might want to be a doomsday prepper. 

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(0:58) Introducing PushKin

(3:39) The Backstory of Amanda Earhart 

(4:56) Working with Cartwheel 

(9:34) Web 2.0, Meta, and Entropy 

(11:44) The Future of Ownership in B2B SAS Software

(13:26) A Passion for People to Grow

(17:02) PushKin Industry Domination

(22:48) Fighting Frontline Worker Fatigue

(24:22) The Impact of Mentorship 

(27:22) Raising in Venture Scaling

(33:15) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Grace Gill

Caleb Talley

Amanda Earhart 

PushKin

Cartwheel 



Quotes:

“[Who can support a startup?] You look to accelerators, you look to startup studios, and you look for a mentorship group.”  (5:23) - Amanda Earhart

 

 

“Communication, when you get down to the brass tacks of it improves so many business outcomes.” (15:05) - Amanda Earhart

 

“One of the things [my mentor] was always really passionate about for me personally is to get out of my comfort zone. When she saw me comfortable, she would challenge me.” (25:41) - Amanda Earhart

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Mar 21, 2022

Summary:

Welcome to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

This week’s show hosts include Jeff Amerine, Davis McEntire, and Grace Gill. They had the opportunity to speak with Blair Singer on all things leadership and sales for this episode. Blair is an international speaker, bestselling author, trainer, advisor, and business consultant. Get out your pen and paper, you will not want to miss this!

 

Listen to the full episode now!

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:09) Introducing Blair Singer

(6:20) From Sales to Trainer 

(8:49) Selling You to Yourself

(11:27) Building a Winning Culture

(18:53) Teach Them How to Teach

(20:45) What’s Next for Blair Singer?

(24:52) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Davis McEntire

Grace Gill

Blair Singer



Quotes:

“This is the issue of entrepreneurship: It's not so much the customer that’s the battle. The toughest sell of all is you selling you to yourself.” (3:01) – Blair Singer

 

“I see people with great ideas, but they never see the light of day. They're very technically competent, but they can't sell the idea.”  ( 7:29) – Blair Singer

 

“That's the dream for me. It's to blanket this planet with the best teachers, leaders, and facilitators in the world.” (20:00) – Blair Singer

 

Sponsored by: 

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Mar 14, 2022

Summary:

Welcome back to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Matthew Ward sat down with Coleman Davis of Explore Eden to discuss how this startup is changing the way we experience the outdoors! NWA is known for its trails, rivers, and campgrounds, but with that comes some unknown barriers. Explore Eden seeks to provide the joy and adventure of the outdoors with the safety, ease, and privacy that many people hunger for. Whether you have never camped or go every weekend, Explore Eden seeks to get you off the couch and outside. Hear all about it in this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:01) Introducing Coleman Davis of Explore Eden

(3:39) Building a Two-sided Market

(4:56) Acquiring Private Property, Good Ratings, and Warm Weather

(9:47) Three Types of Stays for Three Types of Campers

(10:30) The Nitty Gritty of Explore Eden

(14:11) Expanding Your Marketplace

(19:18) Origin Story of Coleman Davis & Explore Eden

(20:40) You Can’t Control the Weather!

(25:26) Transition from Bootstrapping to Outside Capital

(26:40) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Matthew Ward

Caleb Talley

Coleman Davis

Explore Eden LLC

 

 

Quotes:

We solve the problem of uncertainty, and we get a lot of people out camping that normally wouldn't go.” (2:01) - Coleman Davis

 

If you own land, and have for years, it brings you to $0 in return until you sell it—unless you're growing crops or have cattle. We tell landowners, ‘Hey, we can solve a problem.’” (4:20) - Coleman Davis

 

How can we provide value to the camper? What's going to help the camper?” (14:58) - Coleman Davis

 

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Mar 7, 2022

Summary:

 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Grace Gill were joined by Denise Thomas for this episode on the power of food, fellowship, and fun! Denise is the CEO of The World Trade Center of Arkansas, as well as a respected business strategist both in our state and across the globe. We had a blast getting to pick her brain on this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:02) Introducing Denise Thomas of the World Trade Center of Arkansas

(4:42) Overseeing International Trade

(6:47) Evolution of Client Services

(9:29) Pandemic's Impact on Global Trade

(15:01) Building a Resilient Company

(16:51) The Status Quo and the New Normal

(19:18) Doing Business Internationally

(24:11) Next for WTC

(28:41) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Grace Gill

Caleb Talley

Denise Thomas

World Trade Center Arkansas

Export.gov

 

 

Quotes:

"When a client comes to Arkansas, those are considered export dollars, just like a consulting company. They may physically go somewhere else to do the work, but the income that they make are export dollars." (2:39) – Denise Thomas

 

"I always give my services to whoever needs help with something. I'm very supportive of others and what they want to do with their lives and their goals." (4:33) – Denise Thomas

 

"We understand what your market is…and really identify the right market for your product." (20:31) – Denise Thomas 

 

 

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