Episodes

52. Handoff from Founder to CEO in a Cybersecurity Company

March 21, 2023

With the exponential growth of data in organizations, cyberattacks are becoming frequent and costing American companies millions and risking their reputations. Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion, knows just how much…

51. Using People Ops to Improve the Employee Experience

March 14, 2023

Workers share more data with their employers than with any other service. Whether it’s work history, educational experience,family structure, etc. employers have all of this information at their fingertips. What if that data…

50. Revolutionizing Healthcare Education with VR Simulations

March 8, 2023

Whether it’s a new sport, a new language, or a new instrument, we can’t master a skill overnight. We learn by practicing and making mistakes along the way. That isn’t an option in the medical field because lives are at stake…

49. Expanding Consumer Brands with Digital Assets

March 2, 2023

The world is becoming more digital by the second, but not everyone is up to speed. Serial entrepreneur, Matias Marquez, helps brands connect with consumers with digital assets. His company, ethos, works with brands to prov…

48. Risks and Rewards: Manage Threats with Intention and Tact

Feb. 22, 2023

Companies, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and individuals face security threats every day, and Tony UcedaVelez has spent over 25 years understanding and dealing with those threats. During this time, he realized that the cyberse…

47. Pivotal Partnerships: Growing a Business Together

Feb. 16, 2023

A good partnership can accelerate building a successful business, and guest Todd Buelow knows firsthand just how advantageous they can be through their work at Dualboot, a 400-person software development company he and his t…

A Bootstrapped David vs. Well-Funded Goliaths

Feb. 7, 2023

Lars Helgeson knows that the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) space is crowded, with Goliaths like SalesForce, Oracle, HubSpot, and Pipedrive taking up their well-established places. But, a strong believer in the under…

45. Growing Pains: Finding Your Opposite to Learn From and Grow

Jan. 31, 2023

Joshua Holloway, founder and CEO of 7th Dimension, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to talk about all things growth. How do you navigate when your business slows and you feel stuck, whether that’s at $2 million, $5 million,…

44.Lift Up: Establishing a Culture

Jan. 24, 2023

“I can’t describe it, but I know it when I see it,” is pretty common when describing a company’s culture. But not so much for Bobby Mason, CEO of SPOC Automation. Bobby joins host Jim Barnish to talk about how his company ha…

43. From Classroom to Boardroom: Bridging the Education Gap while Scaling

Jan. 17, 2023

Did you know that 75% of highschool students are not proficient in high school mathematics? There’s some problems we often think, “well that’s the government’s job to fix.” Education (and math education specifically) often f…

42. Happy Team, Happy Life - Building for the Long Term

Jan. 10, 2023

Starting in banking that shifted to software development with MercuryWorks, Chris Karlo brings 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to this conversation with host Jim Barnish. They discuss how to make business and customer…

41. Web3: A New Era of Ownership and Innovation

Jan. 3, 2023

Web 3.0 is a hot topic right now. What is it? And why is there so much skepticism and hype surrounding it? Serial entrepreneur and Web3 expert Sam Kamani joins host Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss why this is an oppor…

40. Am I Meant to be a Founder?

Dec. 20, 2022

Do you feel the call to entrepreneurship? How do you know when to make that jump from the corporate ladder to defining your own career? From farm girl to vice president of technology in real estate investment management, Tam…

39. Sustainability Across the Pond

Dec. 13, 2022

Mutual friend of Tobias Günther ( see episode 24 ), longtime entrepreneur and founder of Partners in Clime, Yannick Frank joins Jim Barnish from Germany to discuss strategy, financing, and sustainability. They talk about boo…

38. Building an Operational Foundation for Growth

Dec. 6, 2022

Ken Pomella, founder and CEO of RevStar Consulting, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss how he went from a side hustle for five years to finally taking the leap into a full business that has seen massive growth sinc…

37. Don’t Fall in Love with Your Solution: Focus on the Problem

Nov. 29, 2022

Dr. Rebecca White, author of her recent book See, Do, Repeat , brings years of experience and research on what it means to be an entrepreneur to this episode with host Jim Barnish. They discuss the heart of entrepreneurship,…

36. Build > Adjust > Repeat

Nov. 22, 2022

Stop wasting time and resources building the perfect product prior to launching. Know your customer, listen to them, and build what they need. They will likely enjoy giving feedback and being part of building the product alo…

35. From Founder to CEO…Not So Fast!

Nov. 15, 2022

“As a founder you are the one who brings the idea to market and proves product-market fit. But at some point between then and the growth stage, you need to do some self-assessment.” You’ve brought a product to market that wo…

34. The Future of Work is Remote

Nov. 8, 2022

As the future of work increasingly moves remote, how do you build and scale an organization that can operate successfully with limited interaction? Liam Martin, cofounder of Time Doctor and Staff.com, joins Jim Barnish to di…

33. Financing: Raise Money Without Selling the Farm

Nov. 1, 2022

Money. You need it, and investors and financiers have it. So how do you raise capital without losing too much stake in your business? Lauren Cascio, founder of Gulp Data, joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about finan…

Scaling Sustainability from Earth to Space

Oct. 25, 2022

Cofounder and CTO of SCOUT, Sergio Gallucci joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about all things space and sustainability along his rocket-fueled entrepreneurial journey. He teaches us what sustainability in space mean…

31. Bringing the A Players: Realizing Your Team’s Full Potential

Oct. 18, 2022

Longtime entrepreneur and scaling coach George Morris joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss what it takes to build teams of A players who will scale and grow your business. As a founder you likely have some employees …

30. Don’t Marry Your Product! Let the (Market) Problem Lead the Way

Oct. 11, 2022

Product-market fit. How do you get there? Do you have the right team? The right timing? The right product? Samantha Citro Alexander, cofounder of bitewell, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to answer those questions. With lo…

29. How to Become a Top 1% Communicator

Oct. 4, 2022

Brenden Kumarasamy, founder and CEO of MasterTalk, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss how you can become a master communicator. He breaks down key areas of communication into actionable steps and why they are inval…