Bolaji Oyejide

Podcast 0013: Bolaji Oyejide

Today on Business Machine is Bolaji Oyejide, founder of Bravepreneur Parents Academy, the #1 podcast to help parents raise superhero kids and 7-time best-selling author of the “Brave Little Heroes” book series. Education was always paramount in Bolaji’s family, and he followed the college path to success with a corporate career and family life. After being laid off from several jobs, he decided to give in to the voice in the back of his head that entrepreneurship would lead him …

Jason Benavides

Podcast 0012: Jason Benavides

Today on Business Machine is Jason Benavides, gym owner of Octane Athletic Performance, which is a six-figure business that helps clients obtain amazing results while making great margins. Mission Octane empowers people through fitness and helps coaches develop their brands. Jason first decided to enter the personal health field in college and 10 years, he imagines more multi-sport events that fundraise for good causes and include track and field. Learning From Our Mistakes One way Jason is making sure his …

Samantha Riley

Podcast 0011: Samantha Riley

Today on Business Machine is Samantha Riley, creator of The Accelerant Group. With over 20 years of experience, Samantha has built several highly successful businesses, and she uses these experiences to help thought leaders and entrepreneurs clarify their message to attract ideal clients. Mission  The Accelerant Group ignites business growth so those businesses can make more impactful messages and charge higher fees. In 10 years, Samantha sees a small, beautiful office and happier people. Learning From Our Mistakes Samantha sees …

Kati Haria

Podcast 0010: Kavit Haria

Today on Business Machine is Kavit Haria, who started his first online business in 2005 selling marketing education to musicians. He blogs weekly at InsiderInternetSuccess.com, writes an inspiring daily e-mail to 15,000 business owners daily, and has taught at seminars and conferences in the UK, America and Australia over the last 6 years. Mission His flagship program, Automated Business Systems, helps people with great ideas turn those meaningful intentions into profit. Past Notable Mistakes Kavit holds the speed of implementation …

Rob Mccartey

Podcast 0009: Rob McCarty

Today on Business Machine is Rob McCarty, managing partner of the Image Shoppe. Mission Located in Grand Rapids, the Image Shoppe helps businesses clearly understand what a brand is, then take advantage of their own in new ways. In ten years, Rob imagines the Image Shoppe will maintain its intimate size as a team, as well as helping others decide what kind of professional they want to be.  Past Notable Mistakes Rob notes that a business should not only stick …

Justin Grinnell

Podcast 0008: Justin Grinnell

Today on Business Machine is Justin Grinnell, owner and CEO of State Of Fitness training facility. Justin has been a trainer since he was 20 years old and decided to apply his expertise to small business with the help of his newly wed wife, six other trainers and a large room. He has now reached a place where he can work on his business instead of within his business, operating to support his team’s dreams and the unique network of …

Todd Uterstaedt

Podcast 0007: Todd Uterstaedt

  Today on Business Machine is Todd Uterstaedt, former army officer turned corporate VP turned entrepreneur of From Founder To CEO based in Cincinnati. Mission From Founder To CEO helps young creators enhance their capacity as business owners to create sustainability. In 10 years, Todd sees his initiative as a larger platform for communities to access resources in a timely and easily processed fashion. Founder vs. CEO  A founder does a lot for themselves to lead a team where a CEO …

Kate Snyder

Podcast 0006: Kate Snyder

Today on the Business Machine is Kate Snyder, principal strategist and owner of Piper & Gold Public Relations, a Lansing firm dedicated to helping governmental agencies and nonprofits. Kate began her journey by acting as a business consultant within her network after searching for a senior position that matched her experience. Mission Help small businesses tell their stories in a way that effects change and builds relationships within their communities. Notable Mistakes Kate explains the importance of transparency of operations, …

Mike Maddox

Podcast 0005: Mike Maddox

Today on Business Machine is Mike Maddox, president and CEO of ASK, a Lansing-based Information Technology company. He made the jump to small business from his career in sales where the further he moved up in his corporate work, the more internal and impersonal his work became. Mission Take the hassle out of technology so that you can focus on your business. Past Notable Mistakes When he took over as president, he sat everyone in a room and they decided …

Amanda Washburn

Podcast 0004: Amanda Washburn

Today on Business Machine is Amanda Washburn, owner of Rough Draft Solutions, which specializes in creating and articulating content for businesses to bring customer relations to the next level. This includes blogs, proposals and grant writing and website content. Mission To help businesses realize the investment of marketing to create meaningful communication with their audience. Notable Past Mistakes Rough Draft started in March of 2014, so one mistake Amanda notes as a young owner was a lack of an actual …