Adventures in Businessing: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and a Healthy Dose of Humor

Adventures in Businessing: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and a Healthy Dose of Humor

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28 | The holidays are approaching, but the break is over
Nov 16 • 43 min
Introduction Hello dear reader. It’s been a while. When the boys at Adventures in Businessing asked me to come back and do show notes, I initially resisted. Since AIB stopped recording a few months ago, I’ve been working on an emu farm up state….
27 | AGT and Business Ethics
Sep 7 • 61 min
Introduction I was going to start the notes for this episode off with a joke about Jeremy not being on the show, but let’s face it, that’s the normal at this point. The real joke would be if Jeremy actually showed up to record one week. James has…
The Jamesisode (It all gets weird)
Aug 22 • 41 min
Introduction When the James is away, the rest of the hosts of AIB will play. In a very strange turn of events, James is the only host missing from this episode. That’s right, there’s a Jeremy, but not a James. In his absence, the hosts decide to…
25 | Competition
Aug 14 • 49 min
Introduction It might come as a shock to you, dear listener, but Jeremy of Jeremy Moore presents Jeremy Moore’s Adventures in Businessing with Jeremy Moore is on vacation. Again. The remaining hosts spend the opening of the episode commenting on…
24 | Exceptional Customer Experiences
Aug 1 • 42 min
Introduction Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Rob is not on this episode of AIB. Through some misalignment of the stars, Jeremy is actually present, however, and so the show must go on. Rob’s absence must have flustered the group,…
23 | Good Idea or Indigestion
Jul 17 • 38 min
Introduction Rob’s story about nearly killing a child in his care dominates the intro discussion. Apparently, one of his son’s friends was hanging out at Rob’s house, which he’s dubbed the “cool house,” when he nearly slit his wrist. Rob…
22 | Mergers and Acquisitions on the Show
Jul 5 • 40 min
Introduction Rob and the guys have been busy cleaning house and merging businesses. Kevin gets a little crazy with the English language. Apparently he likes to verb his nouns. The Show This episode the hosts discuss mergers and acquisitions. I’ll…
21 | Adding Strategic Philanthropy to Your Business
Jun 26 • 44 min
Introduction I’m afraid I’m going to have a hard time finding good goof material this episode; the topic is philanthropy and how to ingrain that into your business. James and Kevin have been busy with an eCommerce plugin that they acquired…
20 | Adjusting to Market & Industry Changes
Jun 12 • 41 min
Introduction James takes the helm again as the hosts dive into how they react to various changes within their respective industries. Time is divided between BR and AR, which of course means Before Rob and After Rob. If you’re in the 10%, you know…
19 | Making Your First Hire
Jun 5 • 47 min
Introduction Well folks, it’s been a good run. 18 Episodes isn’t too shabby. Someone done decided to let Kevin drive this thing, and to be honest, it’s a bit of a train wreck. No offence to Kevin; I’m sure he did the best he could. Sorry, not…
18 | Mental & Physical Health of the Entrepreneur
May 30 • 57 min
Introduction Rob is driving this show, but it seems like someone should have told him that before the show actually started. James celebrated his son’s fourth birthday, as well as the fifteenth anniversary of WordPress, by giving his son a video…
17 | The Hobbies of Entrepreneurs
May 22 • 35 min
Introduction Welcome back to the AIB show notes! I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. If you get that reference, you’re doing better than James, who isn’t what I’d call a “Potterhead.” As you have probably guessed already, Jeremy is…
16 | Building a Great Brand
May 15 • 45 min
Infinity War spoilers! Turn back if you haven’t seen the movie yet. I have some bad news. It would seem that our normal show notes writer was in the half of the galaxy who turned to dust. Yup. Thanos done un-made ‘em. As the search for a new…
15 | Mentoring and Being Mentored
May 8 • 34 min
Introduction Jeremy just keeps breaking records by being present for a miraculous third show in a row. It’s almost like he wants to do this podcast thing! Speaking of Jeremy, he takes a turn in the driver’s seat and is at least able to manage…
14 | Getting Important Things Done
Apr 29 • 41 min
Introduction Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? If you haven’t, why are you listening to this dumb ole podcast. Go watch this movie! Those of you still hanging around are in for quite a treat; you get to hear THE Jeremy Moore in a…
13 | LARPing and Dealing with Challenging Customers, but mostly LARPing
Apr 23 • 52 min
Intro Buckle up for a whopper of an intro full of stories, humour, and fun. Well, at least one of those. In this episode Kevin not-so-humble brags about visiting Iceland. Apparently he’s going with a company called Adventures with Geeks, which will…
12 | Exploring Team & Company Culture
Apr 16 • 47 min
Intro While most businesses would pride themselves on producing great products, providing great services, or just generally making a profit, the good people at Saturday Drive know what’s really important, bananas. Yeah. You read that right. Rob…
11 | Building a Better Business with Holacracy
Apr 9 • 39 min
Introduction Jeremy’s back! And he brought alcohol! This episode is brought to you by chocolate bourbon. If you’ve ever wanted to drink a brownie, just mix some chocolate bourbon with your cola of choice. It’s probably not a good idea to give…
10 | The Habits of Highly Fulfilled Entrepreneurs
Apr 2 • 47 min
Welcome to the show notes! I usually like to open with a snarky comment, but let’s face it, not even I can be on all the time. Let’s keep this one serious. Jeremy is somewhere in the Mediterranean, soaking up the sun and speaking Greek while…
9 | New Products or Business Ideas
Mar 26 • 44 min
Bonjour! Good to have you back. Have you ever forgotten to click the “record” button when you and your friends get together to record a podcast? Don’t worry; James hasn’t, either. Jeremy introduces this episode’s topic, “How do you test…
8 | Navigating Employee Conflict
Mar 19 • 45 min
Fun Sized Teasers [playlist type=”video” images=”false” ids=”171,170,169”] Show Notes Hey! You came back! I’m not surprised or anything; just being friendly. We’ve all had to deal with awful coworkers or employees. In this episode, our hosts dive…
7 | Ethics in Business
Mar 12 • 38 min
Welcome to the show notes! Thanks for stopping by. Do you like to talk about guns? Because 1/4 of the Adventures in Businessing podcast does! James, Rob, and Kevin attempt to steer the conversation about business ethics away from the second amendment,…
6 | Highly Skilled vs Entrepreneurial
Mar 3 • 40 min
When you are good at something it’s natural to think the next step is to start a business doing that thing. Is that the right choice for everyone? Are there challenges and caveats you need to keep in mind? In this episode of Adventures in Businessing,…
5 | Some Hard Truths About Entrepreneurship
Feb 24 • 38 min
James, Rob, and Kevin are at it again and this time they’re discussing a some hard truths of entrepreneurship… Rob calls out the Gary Vaynerchuk gospel of hustle. Kevin questions Apple’s brand strength. Rob thinks you are a terrible photographer….
4 | Business Decisions that Impacted Us
Feb 18 • 43 min
For this adventure, the hosts minus Jeremy describe some of the biggest changes they’ve made in their businesses over the years. Rob gives some awesome advice using a hockey analogy, Kevin tries to take credit for James’ great intuition, and James…
3 | Your Entrepreneurial Type & Lady Chips
Feb 9 • 34 min
Another fun episode where James, Kevin, Rob, and Jeremy discuss different types of entrepreneurs. Kevin and James give a shot at describing each other’s entrepreneurial styles. Kevin shares the secret family business. And all four of us discuss the…
2 | Discovering Entrepreneurship
Feb 3 • 49 min
In this episode of Adventures in Businessing, James, Kevin, and Rob discuss their younger selves and how they started exploring this thing we call entrepreneurship. Origin stories, funny families, and epic exits from previous employment are the stops…
1 | Beginning Again : Introducing a brand new cast
Jan 27 • 27 min
AIB is back with a brand new cast and learning how to record all over again. Not without some poor audio artifacts, mostly some clipping here and there, we are back with some new energy and what I hope will be a great chemistry as we discus…
25 | The one where we React to JS
Jun 5, 2017 • 51 min
Keeping up with the AIB norm, the crew takes on a hairy WordPress topic, in the future of the JavaScript Framework. Enter React. Topics Include: An awkward Ebay sponsorship. A history of Backbone. How Backbone is showing its age. What is React? What…
24 | The one where we look Fate in the eye
May 26, 2017 • 58 min
In this week’s Part 2 story of WP Ninjas, James and Kevin talk candidly about the stages of their business; successes, failures, and general curiosities await. Celebrating renewals and sales. McDonald’s gets frork’d! Making changes in the digital…
23 | The one where we take a little off the top
May 17, 2017 • 57 min
Get ready for Ninja History 101, as our shinobi hosts recount the great tale of how Ninja Forms was born. Many a battle were fought, and a veritable storybook of experiences has been written. Commence part 1 of this epic narrative journey! …
22 | The one where we admit we aren’t psychologists
May 10, 2017 • 55 min
Disclaimer: Adventures in Businessing, and the hosts thereof are not certified professionals in the field of mental health. As such, all views expressed in this episode should be treated with a grain of salt, since they are representative of personal…
21 | The one that Jon didn’t produce and I’m sorry
May 2, 2017 • 49 min
Every once in a while Jon can’t be at the recording and he has the really cool recording set-up. I do not an thus the mix isn’t as pristine as we would like it. In this episode of AIB we discuss development processes and how we are adjusting to become…
20 | The one about, for, and by Matt Pritchett
Apr 24, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode.. we come to terms with the fact that we are all Matt Pritchett! We also cover the relevant topics related to Matt Madeiros’s new vlog on the ‘WordPress Community not being for the Taking.’ Topics Include: Matt Pritchett Taco Bell…
19 | The one where James had to write the show notes
Apr 18, 2017 • 54 min
I don’t like writing show notes, but since Jon wasn’t able to be on this episode I though I would be nice and write them out. This is why the notes are sparse and the episode is being posted so late. PRO TIP: Don’t offer to do something for someone if…
18 | The one with fists
Apr 10, 2017 • 55 min
The life of a business, much like a person, is marked by series of firsts, so join AIB as the crew talks business beginnings. Topics Include: What’re you working on? Business Milestones When to hire. “When you are spending your time on the…
17 | The one where support bites back
Apr 3, 2017 • 54 min
This week the crew congregates once more on the WordPress.org repo redesign. Sharing pros, cons, concerns, and hopes on all things repository and forums, all for the betterment of the WordPress community. Topics Include: WordPress.org The Redesign…
16 | The one with tinfoil hats
Mar 29, 2017 • 55 min
This week, the AIB talking heads share opinions on WordPress.org and the state of the repo after recent announcements. Topics Include: WordPress Repo Following guidelines for the repo. What is the spirit of WordPress? Mercy vs Harshness Appearances,…
15 | The one with fuzz
Mar 18, 2017 • 58 min
This week, after a brief on person project updates, the AIB crew has a roundtable discussion on the marketplace business model. Sub-Topics Include: Defining & analyzing collaborating developer expectation. 3rd Party Auditing How Ninja Forms…
14 | The one where they encourage microbial activity
Mar 10, 2017 • 54 min
This week AIB discusses how to get the most out of your freemium product. The Freemium Model: The free version of your product can’t be worthless. Be careful not to include premium feature candidates in your free product. Avoiding the 80/20…
13 | The one where James & Kevin get marriage counseling O.o
Mar 3, 2017 • 57 min
You need a co-founder, and this week Adventures in Businessing explains why. Part group sourcing, part compare-contrast between the James/Kevin & Jon/Kenny dynamic as business partners, listen in as they cover why cofounding is near essential for…
12 | The one where James is unaware he “invented” the Andon
Feb 22, 2017 • 69 min
The AIB crew starts this week’s episode by visiting THE ‘Ancient Email’ that started James and Kevin’s business partner. Which leads into the celebration of the WP Ninjas transitioning Jon from part-time, to the newest member of their salaried roster….
11 | The resurrection of Jon Carter
Feb 17, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, Jon hath become undead… Barring that breach of logic and reality, the whole crew moves into a fantastic, content rich topic lineup of quantifying success and launching a product amongst a multitude of competitors. The Startup…
10 | The one where we cope with Jon’s death
Feb 11, 2017 • 58 min
The crew comes to terms with life without Jon. …James gets so choked up that he can’t pronounce the show title. James, Kevin, and Kenny proceed to suggest many ways to bring Jon back…which includes everything from replacing him with his twin,…
9 | The one where our gag reflex is put to the test
Feb 3, 2017 • 54 min
This week AIB starts with four lightning rounds of Jelly Belly’s ‘BeanBoozled’. (Spoiler: it takes no prisoners…except for Jon, who got out scot-free.) As the crew washes out their BeanBoozled mouthes with whiskey, they inquire, “how are…
8 | The one where they talk hiring, not firing
Jan 27, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode (after James pours a massive Jack’n’Coke) the guys ease into things by briefly discussing what they’ve been working on… Kevin slips on the developer management shoes, as the WP Ninjas trial a potential hire. Kenny learns from his…
Episode 0: The Who, What, Why of AIB and Dad Jokes
Jan 25, 2017 • 40 min
Adventures in Businessing or really expensive sound check?
7 | The one where James asks, “Why do you hate my wife, Kenny?”
Jan 20, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode we start by going round robin and covering our favorite/most used applications, why they’re great, and where you can get them. We also take a deep dive into the bold topic of “When Shit Hits the Fan” What do you do when things go…
6 | The one where Jon insists on walking through a landmine…
Jan 15, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode we have a in-depth discussion on all the ins and outs, and the good and bad of developing or running your business on open source software. While we love open source and it is the cornerstone of our own business, it is not…
5 | The one where Kevin struggles pronouncing ‘Poka-yoke’
Jan 15, 2017 • 56 min
This is an experiment in segments. In today’s episode, instead of talking about a specific topic and sharing our thoughts and insights, we decided to have a brainstorming session about streamlining support. Each in fact just became us talking about…
Episode 4: The one where James is exposed for hiring staff to be his friends
Jan 14, 2017 • 51 min
In episode 4 you can definitely tell that the crew is getting more comfortable and finding their voice. This was a great episode where we all share some of favorite resources for keeping up to date in our industry as well as dig into why James…
Episode 3: The one that is Kenny Hall’s first and last time on AIB
Jan 14, 2017 • 45 min
A great round up episode or our favorite things to listen to currently. It’s a great mix of business, development, and entertainment resources that you might want to add to your own playlists. In this episode we also welcome a new member to the…
Episode 2: The one where Jon let’s the show run much longer than he should have
Jan 12, 2017 • 69 min
We’re still getting used to our equipment and the idea of podcasting in this episode where we cover topics like exploring minimalism, what we’re working on, moving everything into WordPress, moving everything back out, and the transition from…
Episode 1: The one where they talk about business goals for 2017
Jan 9, 2017 • 62 min
If we’re not careful it can be easy to go into the year without a plan. Not just those resolutions to lose weight or take up a hobby. Those are important, but what are your plans for your business in the coming year. How about the next 5 to 10 years?…