David Brickley and Brett Regan are co-owners of STN Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency out of San Diego, CA. David and Brett discuss their findings, industry insight and what they have learned as both business owners and entrepreneurs each and every show.
Steve Little is a highly sought-after adviser, mentor, coach, and business success leader who is recognized as one of the leading experts in developing peak individual and team performance. Specializing in accelerating valuation growth and creating highly successful exits, he has personally led 6 successful start-ups to successful private acquisitions averaging $100M+ each. He has also raised more than $1B in startup and growth funding for 11 different businesses in multiple industries. And he led the buy-side M&A; team for a major technology innovator, acquired and successfully integrated 9 companies in less than 12 months.
Scott Fritz, serial entrepreneur and author of "The 40 Hour Work Year", joins David and Brett on the 28th episode of Entrepreneur Wrap. Scott's book focuses on his story as an entrepreneur, sharing valuable advice such as business methods, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy, all of which helped him become a passive investor in his own business. Scott also operates a business coaching company, is an active angel investor with investments in over 30 entities, and founder of Human Capital.
Our 27th episode features Nick Brune, Co-Founder and Executive Chef of EcoCaters. EcoCaters is a San Diego-based catering company that focuses on organic food catering for events of any type and size. Nick's story is a must-listen, especially to those who are looking to get into or already are in the catering or restaurant business.
David and Brett chatted this week with Rocco Cortese, Managing Director of The Heritage Group, a commercial real estate investment management firm in San Diego. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs that are first-generation immigrants from Italy, Rocco was instilled with a strong work ethic from a young age. Today, Rocco has more than 29 years of experience in commercial real estate industry and is responsible for all aspects of the capital and investment advisory business within The Heritage Group.
This week, David and Brett were joined by Tony Raval, CEO of FrescoData, one of the nation’s fastest growing data-driven solution providers. Tony’s entrepreneurial path began when he was recruited from his home in India to the United States to work in the computing and data world at just 21 years old. Now, he is responsible for leading the development and sourcing of FrescoData’s vastly growing database that spans across 60 countries.
This week, David and Brett sat down with Sara Brooks, CEO and Founder of Covet Public Relations, one of the fastest growing lifestyle PR firms in the country. Sara shares her career journey that has taken her through various roles as a freelance editor all the way to spearheading new departments at national PR agencies. As she sought to find a perfect job, Sara took a leap of faith in starting her own agency, using her media savvy and relentless passion to grow Covet to what it is today.
In this week's episode David and Brett talk about celebrating wins and keeping perspective, the importance of having a business mentor, the concerns about Facebook's power to shape media consumption, spotting the right time to shift strategies to achieve business goals and developing and implementing core values.
David and Brett sit down with Jack Haldrup, founder of Dr. Squatch, a soap company for men. Jack shares his inspiring journey from working as an IT consultant, being frustrated with his position in life, deciding to start his own business on a flight from LA to Chicago, and coming up with the idea for Dr. Squatch by the end of the same flight. He also talks about his favorite and least favorite parts of the business, the marketing and business tools that have been instrumental to his success, the books that have inspired him, his daily routine and much more.
This week David and Brett sit down with Chris Lynch, co-founder of Everyday California, a lifestyle company specializing in ocean adventures and California-sourced premium apparel. Chris shares his journey starting from earning his economic degree during the global financial crisis, to his two years of acting in Hollywood, and finally, co-founding Everyday California in 2010. He talks about his biggest mistakes, his least favorite parts of the business, books that have inspired him, his daily routine, entrepreneurial guilt and much more.
Former BuzzFeed employees are trashing the company on YouTube, Biz Stone is coming back to Twitter, How freelancing is changing the way we work in 2017, Is Kickstarter the secret weapon of E-Commerce?, Epic Records boss L.A. Reid is leaving Sony Music and Ford is planning substantial cuts to its global workforce. David and Brett discuss their findings, industry insight and what they have learned as both business owners and entrepreneurs each and every show!