The week on The Business Over Beer Podcast, we speak with Chief Lending Officer, Marc Timm, and Director of Commercial Lending, Joe Storm, of Columbia Credit Union, as well as the Founders of EcoDigital Media, Kimberly Brecko and Randy Short.
When Kimberly and Randy could not get a call back from their bank regarding the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), it was Columbia Credit Union that picked up the phone and helped them take advantage of these funds to help their business during the pandemic. As a result of their experience, Kimberly and Randy brought over many of their accounts to Columbia Credit Union.
In this episode, we learn why Columbia Credit Union is the best in class for its members, its employees and for the small business community here in Southwest Washington and Portland Metro.
After a very spirited Angie’s Mystery Beer segment, in which Ben’s lovely wife Angela, once again pulled some next level psychic voodoo with her beer selection, we discuss the lonely road of Entrepreneurship, the psychology of Small Business Owners, and how Cathy has built a culture around caring and companionship for her clients. At the heart of her business, she is helping small business owners unwind many of the misconceptions about what entrepreneurship traditionally has been, resulting in a happier and healthier life for the small business owner, and a healthier, more profitable business.
Business Over Beer #75. | Cathy Baillargeon, Part 1 | Delegating as a skill, plus 2 other tips for small business owners
On this week’s episode of Business Over Beer, we welcome Cathy Baillargeon, Founder and CEO of Virtual Cathy, a company providing remote administrative support for business owners and non-profits.
As a business management consultant, prior to becoming a business owner herself, Cathy saw first hand that business owners were struggling with how to effectively delegate administrative tasks, preventing their businesses from achieving their full potential. Also, when Cathy launched her business three years ago, she was able to navigate some of the start up headaches because she had the experience guiding other business through those challenges as a consultant.
Now, Virtual Cathy’s Army of Virtual Assistants (VAs) are helping businesses in 27 states, with a wide variety of services including data entry, travel planning, email management, scheduling and social media management.
Business Over Beer Episode #74. with Keith Sconiers, Part 2
Welcome back for part 2 of our sit down with Keith Sconiers, President of NW Advisory Group and Catalyst Training & Development.
In this episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, Keith talks about his passion for helping athletes understand the opportunities that entrepreneurship can provide for them after their playing days are over. But, instead of creating a “fall back plan”, Keith helps shape a new plan, that includes success on and off the field, a plan that can provide for themselves and their family, and ultimately help them live their best life.
On this episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, we welcome the very inspirational Keith Sconiers to the program. Keith is the President of several businesses, including Northwest Advisory Group, Catalyst Training and Development and PaySuite.
In each of his businesses, the mission is very clear: help small business owners and entrepreneurs be successful. As a young man, it was entrepreneurs that helped him and his father get by. Now, Keith is working to be that for others, paying it forward in his community with his experience, his time, and his expertise.
Welcome back for part 2 of our interview with Larry Sharpe, Managing Director of The Neo-Sage Group, Host of The Sharpe Way with Larry Sharp, and 2018 Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate for New York State.
In this episode of Business Over Beer, Larry shared with us that it was in deciding to move out of New York, that he decided to run for Governor. He was upset that he had to leave his state, his friends and his business to find a better place to live, and out of that experience, he decided he wanted to fix it.
Our country is in need of healing and it is only through a third party that we can actually start the healing process, and the Libertarian Party is in the best position to play that role.