All posts by Jordan Abbruzzese

What are the Benefits of being an Employee-Owned Business?

Kenneth Anders, founder of Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas, tells his story – and how it motivated him to transition into an employee-owned business model. This episode defines what it means to be an employee-owned business and how it benefits both the entrepreneur and the company.

What Is Conscious Capitalism?

Haley Boehning is the co-founder and principal at Storyforge, and the vice chair of Conscious Capitalism Columbus. Haley dives into the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism, why the world needs conscious business leaders and how organizations can get involved locally with the Columbus chapter.

Connecting With Media

Karina Nova is an Emmy winning journalist serving as the weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter for 10TV News. During this episode, Karina gives examples of what makes a good and bad media pitch, along with ways that new and established businesses and nonprofits can start building relationships with their local media stations.

Creativity and Coffee

Twin passions for coffee and entrepreneurship have driven Greg Ubert’s career for 25 years. As the owner of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Greg speaks to the importance of thinking beyond a retail coffee shop to better connect with his community, creating opportunities along with new specialty coffee and tea flavors.

Establishing a Personal Brand

Mike Rudd, partner with Hutchison Media Consultants and creator of Hashtag 59, discusses how to create and maintain an authentic personal brand both online and in the community. Mike gives takeaways on how to market your personal brand, manage your social media accounts and ultimately make connections by being yourself.

Servant Leadership

Shannon Lee, the Executive Director of Relā, defines “Servant Leadership” and how leadership training can make all types of professionals lead better, happier lives both at home and in the office. This episode gets to the root of most negative leadership behaviors, and gives an easy step you can take today to start improving your leadership skills!

Building Strategic Partnerships

Hillary Bates, Strategic Partnership Director with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is responsible for the Zoo’s corporate sponsorship strategy, business development, partner activation and more. On this episode of BBB Sparkcast, we establish a strategic approach for building partnerships that both nonprofit and for-profit organizations can use to help further their mission and reach their target audience.

Create Your Own Podcast

Learn the basics to creating your own podcast from Brett Johnson, owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants and the local sales manager with North American Broadcasting Company. Brett discusses affordable platforms, content strategy and equipment to help you get started. Interested listeners can email for access to a quick start guide, equipment recommendations, apps, publishing platforms and more!