July 30, 2013
Dan Nevins (@DanNevins on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his amazing story and the Wounded Warrior Project. Dan talks about how he lost his legs while serving in Iraq and his struggles to cope and adjust. Thankfully, the Wounded Warrior Project was there to offer a helping hand, bringing a bit of normalcy to utterly abnormal situation. The two discuss how the Project helps not only the physically injured but the vets who return with the invisible scars of combat stress (a.k.a. PTSD). Craig also struggles through the interview as the overwhelming reality of the topic makes being a smart ass almost impossible (but Craig finds a way!). It is an awe inspiring episode that really can’t be missed!
The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Please visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ to learn more about this amazing organization and how you can help returning servicemen and women get the help they deserve.
Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his path to entrepreneurship. Starting your own business can be tough enough but when you have to figure out how and when to leave your current job can make that final jump even more scary. With Phil, he figured a two year notice would benefit everyone. Two-years?? That little fact fried Craig’s brain but not Phil’s honest and realistic approach to spreading your wings and finally making it on your own. Phil explains how a great employee can make their own terms (you lazy losers just collecting a check…not so much) how to work two jobs ethically (no stealing pens from the supply closet) and how to work from a coffee shop can save your sanity. He also opens up about the loss and strange feelings you get the first few weeks out there on your own. And yet leaving to start your own company can be done without burning bridges and even keeping your current employees on your side. A great guide for anyone thinking about going out on their own but aren’t sure how to leave their current job behind.
Phil also hosts a great internet video podcast call “The Shut Up Show” with his co-host Bernie Xiong, which Craig calls a video support group for entrepreneurs. Check out Craig as he guests on Phil and Bernie’s show to talk about why he got into podcasting and how he shut up (yeah right…in his case it’s just an expression) and just did a lot of strange things in his life.
You can learn more about Phil and his social media consultancy at http://www.philgerbyshak.com/
July 16, 2013
Sarah Beth Aubrey (@prosperitysba on twitter) calls in to discuss grants with host Craig Price. What are grants? Craig doesn’t know either but he still thinks they might be too good to be true. Free money for doing some paperwork? Not quite. Sarah Beth lays it out from the ground up talking about what grants are, how they work and what kind of time and effort goes into the various types. She also talks about some of the restrictions that might be in place on certain grants, where to find them (hint: Start with http://grants.gov) who offers them and why they’re available. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level and need some funding to do so, don’t miss this episode.
Sarah Beth Aubrey can be found at http://prosperityconsultingsba.com. The concept of grant writing daunts many professionals, but her 5-Step Prosperity Process makes achieving grants very doable for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
July 9, 2013
Jill Butler, owner of the Monster PBJ food truck(@MonsterPBJ on Twitter) invites host Craig Price into her offices to talk about food trucks. Opening a restaurant can be harrowing enough, but opening a restaurant on wheels is a whole different story. How do you find customers when you are not at the same physical address everyday? What happens when your restaurant has a flat tire? How do you find the places to park? Jill and Craig cover lots of ground on how she has turned her humble food truck into a success. They also talk peanut butter and jelly! This is not your mother’s PB&J…unless your mother is a gourmet chef who makes all her own ingredients! Even if you are allergic to nuts, you can listen about them from the safety of your own…computer? phone? latpop? However you listen, the end result will be a great podcast and possible a quick run to the store to satisfy your own peanut butter and jelly cravings!
Monster PBJ can be found at http://www.monsterpbj.com. You can find out where the food truck will be in Houston everyday by liking their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Monsterpbj. If you’re in the Houston area and you haven’t had a Monster PBJ, you are missing out!