An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle

An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle

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38: Torchlite’s CEO and Technology Entrepreneur Susan Marshall
Sep 28 • 33 min
On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, a 20-plus year technology veteran who's been deeply involved in the rapid evolution of digital marketing, video, audio, mobile, social and data management technologies. Digital marketing is complex. Marketers…
37: How the King Park Development Corporation and the Build Fund are Transforming Central Indiana
Sep 19 • 35 min
On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community. King Park Development Corporation is a…
36: Author and CIO Jeffrey Ton: How IT Leadership Has Evolved
Sep 10 • 46 min
On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Ton, a Hoosier native who has worked in IT for over 35 years. Jeff has written hundreds of blog posts about technology and technology leadership and most recently published his first book, Amplify Your Value: Leading…
35: Harry Howe: Our Wise Indianapolis Business Mentor Who Is Developing Grit in Entrepreneurs
Aug 29 • 53 min
On this episode, we interview Harry Howe. Harry has mentored hundreds of young people, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the community. As soon as you meet him, you'll understand why. We wanted to put the spotlight on Harry as a thank-you for all he's done…
34: Oscar Moralez: Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Indianapolis’ Largest Angel Investment Firm
Aug 15 • 39 min
Indiana leads the way in life sciences and agri-business, areas critical to global interests. Information technology companies are exploding here, creating a wealth of technology, talent, and support for other companies. Advanced manufacturing thrives…
33: Wilks & Wilson: Using Elixirs to Craft The Best Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, and Martinis
Jul 12 • 56 min
Wilks & Wilson╩╝s hand-crafted, organic infused and all natural elixirs, though also meant for use in non-alcoholic beverages, cooking and coffee, are intended for use in cocktails. Many of these cocktails were common to the late-1800s to the early 1900s–…
32: Leaf Software: Building the Right Culture the Right Way
Jun 29 • 21 min
On this episode, we interview Mike Wilson, Chairman of Leaf Software Solutions. Leaf has been helping businesses reach their corporate goals since 1987. At its core, Leaf takes great satisfaction in being a principle-centered company. They believe in…
31: Charitable Allies: The Charity that Provides Legal Support to Nonprofits
Jun 4 • 25 min
On this episode, we interview Zac and Robert of Charitable Allies, a charity that provides legal, educational, administrative support, training, and consulting services to nonprofits. Serving nonprofits may not be unique, but being a nonprofit itself…
30: When Should Your Business Hire an Environmental Consultant?
May 28 • 30 min
On this episode, we interview the leadership of Terra Environmental Corporation, Project Manager Jeff Stone and Rusty Wheat, the founder and President. It's a fascinating conversation about the environmental industry with some information on when you'd…
29: Darrin Gray: Sports Ministry and Leadership Development
May 20 • 31 min
On this episode, we interview Darrin Gray, the President of The Center for Serving Leadership. Darrin is an incredible mentor in our community and has dedicated his life to help develop leaders throughout the region and the NFL. The Center for Serving…
28: Patrick Doerflein: Disabled Veteran to Waste Water Manager to Mobile Application Entrepreneur!
May 14 • 37 min
On this episode, we interview one heck of a character, Patrick Doerflein. Patrick is a Veteran, worked a career as a Waste Water Treatment Manager, and is disabled. When his physical pain prevented Brad from working any longer, he took an entrepreneurial…
27: Indianapolis Bar Association: A Peak Inside Our Local Legal Community
Apr 27 • 58 min
On this episode, we interview a sitting judge, a corporate attorney, and a small business attorney… all members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. It's a unique look inside the legal community, its adoption of technology, and the key issues facing…
26: TeenWorks: Empowering Teens to Achieve Excellence in College, Career, and Community
Apr 12 • 40 min
On this episode, we interview CEO Tammie Barney and Program Manager Thomas Christenson of TeenWorks. TeenWorks provides a year-round employment and college readiness program with supportive services for teens throughout the school year. While their paid…
25: Joe Mack: Leadership Lessons From West Point to Perot Systems… and Beyond
Mar 30 • 56 min
Indianapolis is home to some great industry leaders. Joe Mack started his career as an Army Officer who graduated from West Point Military Academy. He moved on to Perot Systems, mentored and guided by Ross Perot. Joe Mack has personally been in charge of…
24: Archos Advisors: Why Does Culture Matter In An Organization?
Mar 22 • 62 min
Remember when you first started your business? You had a clear idea of exactly what kind of workplace you wanted to build, and were sure your employees would thrive in a fun, productive, and challenging environment. But somewhere along the way, something…
23: Learn About The 10|100 Committee And You’ll Feel Better About Our Political Future
Mar 8 • 39 min
If you're like most of the country, you're not feeling great about politics nowadays. After this interview with Executive Director Jamar Cobb-Dennard and Tri-Chair Adrianne Slash, I'm confident you'll not only feel better, you'll want to help this…
22: Fullstack PEO: What and Why Your Business Might Use a Professional Employer Organization
Mar 1 • 29 min
A professional employer organization (PEO) is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training…
21: Corporate Security: HIPAA Compliance and Ransomware
Jan 30 • 55 min
Security in business is essential these days. With the recent outbreak of ransomware at various local medical facilities you should be downright terrified of the potential for a data breach. Indianapolis is the home of many technologists, and we bring two…
20: Startup Challenges… with The Indy Startup Challenge
Jan 14 • 67 min
The mission of The Indy Startup Challenge is to teach Indiana founders how to practice the best in class startup methodologies that are now commonplace in many startup hubs throughout the country in order to create a wave of lasting startups throughout…
19: What Every Business Needs to Know About Google Analytics
Jan 5 • 35 min
In preparation for an upcoming training class on Google Analytics, we speak with Indianapolis Analytics expert and "all things Google" Jennifer Denney. Jennifer's company, Elevated Marketing Solutions, has been booking sold-out Google Analytics training…
18: What Makes Biking in Indianapolis so Fantastic?
Dec 18, 2017 • 64 min
We gathered some avid cyclists from in and around Indianapolis to speak to why this city is such an amazing place for bicycling. Tune in to hear from veterans, charities, mechanics, and even a cyclist with a national following!Special Guests: Alison Cole,…
17: Jen Edds: Indianapolis’ Own Business Podcasting Professional from Brassy Broadcasting Company
Dec 18, 2017 • 46 min
It all started when the nuns… introduced Jen to the world of podcasting. It’s true. Jen started out editing their podcast. It was a gateway. Jen fell in love with podcasting and launched The Brassy Broadcast, and set out on a journey to learn everything I…
16: So You Want to Be a Solopreneur?
Dec 7, 2017 • 68 min
What are the benefits and challenges of being a solopreneur? We share the good, the bad, and the ugly with three new entrepreneurs and some experienced ones here in Indianapolis. Being a solopreneur is not for the faint of heart or soul. Solopreneurs are…
15: How and Why To Create a Culture of Good In Your Business
Nov 20, 2017 • 64 min
What began as a movement at TCC, with 3,000 employees and 800 wireless retail locations across the United States, to do good by including employees and customers has grown into its own company to teach others to build their own Culture of Good. Four years…
14: How Indianapolis is Positioning Itself as a Center of IoT Innovation
Nov 14, 2017 • 53 min
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data. As…
13: Meet Art to Remember, A Hoosier Fundraising Business That’s Saving Art Classes
Nov 7, 2017 • 33 min
Not too many people realize that we have one of the nation's best fundraising companies here in Indianapolis, Art to Remember. Art classes are the first budget cut and teachers often are buying supplies out of their own pocket to keep supplies in the…
12: Meet The Passionate Leaders Protecting Indiana’s Forests
Nov 6, 2017 • 43 min
Indiana has 4.7 million acres of forestland (just over 20% of IN land base) and 4.6 million acres of timberland. 95% of Indiana's forests are classified as hardwood forest types and more than 635,000 acres have been enrolled in the Classified Forest…
11: Indy Veterans, Veteran-Owned Businesses, and Companies Interested in Hiring Vets
Nov 5, 2017 • 39 min
Blaine Zimmerman of Circle City Vets and Matt Hall, the Indianapolis Mayor's Veteran Service Officer join Harrison and Douglas Karr for an inaugural podcast, Veteran Cast. The mission of Veteran Cast is to educate, inform, and improve the lives of…
10: Women-Owned Businesses Serving Their Community
Oct 30, 2017 • 58 min
Does your work inspire you? Does it serve others? Are you changing the world around you? Today, we speak with three female entrepreneurs that left corporate life and the stability of a great paycheck to pursue their passions. We have an amazing…
9: Michael Reynolds and the Launch of Zephyr CMS
Oct 27, 2017 • 38 min
Michael is a well-respected CEO of an agency in Indianapolis, SpinWeb. Like many other agencies, his team struggled with deploying high-performing, compliant, beautiful sites. Existing content management systems are often based on technology and code…
8: Kenzie Academy: Preparing Indianapolis’ Growing Demand for Technology Talent
Oct 23, 2017 • 31 min
Indianapolis is turning into a hotbed for technology and startups. In 2016, 43 technology companies committed to add over 5,000 full-time jobs. These tech jobs pay twice the median average wage. Two-thirds of the $77 million in 2016 venture capital in…
7: Know Your Finances! Learn Both Personal and Business Financial Tips!
Oct 20, 2017 • 42 min
How you handle finances is key to your success at operating a business as well as how you prepare for retirement. Today we talk about personal and business finances, taxes, and how to plan ahead for the highs and lows of owning a business. What should you…
6: Apple’s new Face ID is Coming… and It’s Controversial
Oct 7, 2017 • 29 min
Facial Recognition has been in use for years as a means to authenticate. It's often been a bad joke in the tech industry for it's failure to differentiate your face from a picture of your face. Until now. Apple is releasing Face ID with the iPhone X and…
5: What is Orr Fellowship?
Sep 25, 2017 • 41 min
Orr Fellowship has already made an enormous impact in the region's fastest-growing organizations, but what do you know about it? Many of us have had the pleasure of working alongside a Fellow, but didn't understand what the mission was, how it started,…
4: The Fanboys Discuss Apple’s Special Event on September 12th
Sep 14, 2017 • 41 min
Apple had a special event held at Steve Jobs Theater on September 12, 2017. Since we're all fanboys, we wanted to discuss the product announcements in detail. They announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple Watch 3, watchOS4, Apple TV 4K, watchOS…
3: From Pests to Alarms, We’re Talking Home Service Companies
Sep 12, 2017 • 55 min
Two incredible businesses in Indianapolis, Freedom Pest Control and Zinga's Home Solutions visit the studio to share what makes a great home services company, what to look out for, and what their secrets to success are. Freedom Pest Control is an…
2: We May Go A Bit Overboard On This Podcast about Podcasting
Sep 6, 2017 • 54 min
Almost 24% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last year. Of those listeners, almost half of them have turned into weekly listeners. In this episode, Doug won't shut up about podcasting, but we hope you won't turn away and stay tuned in to…
1: Some Straight Talk on IT Security!
Aug 29, 2017 • 45 min
Passwords, security, two-factor authentication, password recovery, wi-fi security, phishing schemes, backups… what are all of these things and why should you be concerned? Ryan Grimes from My IT Indy and Adam Small of Agent Sauce share horror stories,…