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A Podcast for business owners by business owners. Each Episode will explore the challenges business owners face and how they’ve overcome them.

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  • Don Burdge, Founder / Host of My Company Story

    July 15, 2019 by

    Don is interviewed by Bill Black, host of The Exit Coach podcast, for this episode. Beginning with the challenges Don faced for 35 years running then selling his printing company, to why he became a Vistage Chair and why he founded the My Company Story podcast show.

  • Pete Garbowski, founder & CEO of B.U.L.K. Beef Jerky

    September 13, 2019 by

    In 2004 Pete Garbowski was working at a digital marketing agency in Detroit when he pitched a client on selling beef jerky online. The client passed on the idea but Pete believed in the idea and started it as a side hustle. In 2016 he made that side hustle his main job and today sells millions of dollars in beef jerky online, in retail stores, wholesale, and has an exclusive with the LA Kings and Staples Center. Along the way, Pete bought his own meat processing plant in order to control their own product. You can hear Pete’s amazing story here, buy great beef jerky at http://www.bulkbeefjerky.com and drop Pete a note at pete@bulkbeefjerky.com

  • Gregg Lehrman, Founder CEO of Output

    September 7, 2019 by

    Gregg is a musician and was looking for a specific piece of software to help him compose songs. He couldn’t find exactly what he was looking for, so he made it. That led Gregg and his team to create more and more software that music makers use to make their unique compositions. Today Gregg’s firm, Output, is one of the leaders in his industry helping musicians around the world. Inc. Magazine has recognized Output as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the country for the past two years in a row! Hear Gregg’s incredible story of how he manages such fast growth and how he transformed his company from selling software as a product, to selling Software as a Service. Learn more at http://www.output.com.

  • Ken Tang, Founder / CEO of Cornerstone Marketing

    September 2, 2019 by

    Ken Tang and his cousin Andy Ta talk with Don about growing Cornerstone into Direct TV’s largest national sales organization in just four short years. Escaping the Cambodian Khmer Rouge with his parents in 1985 to America he watched his parents struggle to provide a better life. Now Ken is hiring an average of 4 employees each week and is the “cornerstone” to his family and community by providing jobs and success to those who have ambition and the desire to succeed. Hear Ken’s remarkable story and visit http://www.cmcgroups.com for more information.

  • Ara Aslanian, Founder / CEO of InverseLogic

    September 1, 2019 by

    Watch the full interview of Ara Aslanian, president and founder of InverseLogic an IT service provider and cyber security company at Pasadena Public Media Studios for the Public TV show “From the Corner Office”. Ara discusses the challenges he’s faced growing an IT company and what he looks for in potential employees. Learn more at http://www.inverselogic.com

  • Rob Jorgensen, COO of Southwest Plastics and Metrex Valve

    August 22, 2019 by

    Rob discusses the pros and cons of joining a family business with his father and uncle. A company that was started by his grandfather. Rob also talks about the leadership skills he honed as an officer on board a ship and how they apply to running two companies. Learn more at http://www.southwestplastics.com and http://www.metrexvalve.com As a bonus, near the end of the episode, you’ll hear why recording a podcast on board a boat can have it’s drawbacks.

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