A Podcast exploring the challenges business owners face and how they’ve overcome them

  • 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.

  • Doug Burdge, president Burdge & Associates Architects

    October 12, 2019 by

    I interview my brother Doug Burdge about his architecture practice that he started in Malibu 25 years ago. Doug and I discuss our early childhood days and why we each went different directions professionally; Doug went into the family architecture business, while I went into the family printing business. Now Doug is a member of Vistage while I joined Vistage as a Chair. Doug also discusses how the terrible fires that destroyed much of Malibu in 2018 affected his home, his business and his community and what lessons he learned from that experience.

  • Cris Ortiz-Luis, CEO of Hygeia LTC Pharmacy & Elite Rx

    October 2, 2019 by

    Cris Ortiz-Luis talks about the challenges of running a Long Term Care Pharmacy in the Los Angeles market and why he started Elite, a retail pharmacy in Orange County. Cris and his wife also manage five boarding care facilities and, in his spare time, is busy raising 3 young kids. Hear Cris talk about how he is able to manage his time to achieve his many goals.

  • Ara Aslanian, Founder / CEO of InverseLogic

    September 24, 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

  • Amy Grat, CEO of EXP

    September 18, 2019 by

    EXP is a non-profit based in Long Beach California who’s mission since 1999 is to prepare students for a better life. Their programs help young people gain experience, unlock doors and build the confidence they need to succeed in school, career and life. Amy Grat has been EXP’s CEO for the past 10 years, hear Amy discuss the challenges of running a non-profit from fundraising efforts to growing a team of committed individuals.

  • 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

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