When You Aren't Your Customer
Malika Jacobs never set out to open a board game parlor, but that's exactly what she did. Kingmakers Board Game Parlor was founded in Columbus in 2014, and just recently opened its second location in Indianapolis.
In this episode we talk about Malika's journey; moving multiple times throughout her childhood, getting her MBA at The Ohio State University and where she got the inspiration for Kingmakers.
We also dig into what it's like for Malika as a woman of color in an industry dominated by mostly white men.
Of course, celebrity headlines are also touched on, including Rihanna's new man, Cher's twitter account and Steve Carell's glow-up.
Fleacockingo, Cach-ingers & Butts Allie and Adam Lehman of The Wonder Jam share the origin story of The Wonder Jam Cast. We recorded this episode to just set the stage for Season 1. In this season, we interview 12 business owners and discuss lessons learned during their first two years in existence. Entrepreneurs sharing stumbles, […]
Taxes, CFOs and Finding Your Financial Flow Joe Hamgeri, a consultant and “CFO-for-hire” calls in to discuss how he started his own business and how he helps clients reach financial success. Joe discusses the importance of knowing the numbers behind your business, especially your profit margin. He also gives us recommendations of websites and tools […]
Building a Remote Team In this episode we sit down with Kate Finley, of Belle Communications, a digital PR agency that specializes in restaurant, lifestyle and non-profit brand marketing. Kate talks about how she built her team without having an actual shared workplace, and how the remote team stays connected. She also discusses having to […]
How to Develop an Aesthetic & Deliver for Clients This week, Adam asks Allie about how she balances having her own personal aesthetic as an artist while still delivering what a client wants. Allie explains how her fine art background plays into things and why it’s important for her to remember that her work isn’t […]
Investment is Key with Alex White DISCLAIMER: If you hear sirens in the background of this episode, you (probably) aren’t getting pulled over – there just happened to be some police activity going on in Grandview while we recorded. Alex White is the head strength coach at Peak Human Performance, a training center here in […]
Celebrity Headlines & Other Randomness Adam & Allie sit down to discuss some important questions like “What Celebrity Headlines Have Caught Your Attention?” “What Have you Learned from the 100 Day Project?” and “What Would You Do If You Were Started Another Business Right Now?” This episode also reveals the voice of producer Michael Tedesco. […]
Community! From Women’s Studies to karaoke to opening her own shops, Olivera Bratich has had a journey! Olivera is the founder of Wholly Craft and SURPRISE! Wholly Craft is a feminist gift shop in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio and SURPRISE! is a modern party supply store in Columbus’ Short North Arts District. Olivera […]
You’ll Figure It Out! Geri Peacock started Cherbourg Bakery 8 years ago by following her curiosity, saying “yes,” and figuring it out as she went. And today she’s growing the bakery using those same principles. In this episode, Geri talks about her humble beginnings, her next stages of growth, and how she works to keep […]
How Do you Handle Being Sick as a Small Business Owner? Two weeks into 2018 and we’re finally both back in the office for the first time since the New Year. After dealing with back-to-back illnesses that kept each of us out of the office, we decided to dedicate this episode to talking about how […]
Season 2 Finale In this Season 2 Finale episode of the podcast, Allie and Adam reflect on the last 10 episodes, touching on their favorite interview moments and lessons learned. We also look forward to Season 3 and talk about our plans for how the podcast will be different starting in January. Thank you to […]