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129: Let’s Recap Season 10 with Alicia Butler Pierre

In this Season 10 finale, host Alicia Butler Pierre unpacks the importance of converting “why” into “how” when facing business challenges. She uses this conversion as a backdrop to give updates on all guests and their respective workflows and technologies. Alicia also shares four lessons she’s learned about operating a business in 2020. A special thank you to all guests, sponsors, and subscribers who made this season a smashing success!

Monologue: Alicia Butler Pierre, Founder & CEO – Equilibria, Inc.

Location:  Atlanta, GA  USA

Show Notes:

Google’s “Why” Video:

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Editor: Olanrewaju Ade

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc. – a 15-year-old operations management consulting firm. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 35+ countries.

 

123: Let’s Design a New Podcast Setup Process with Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, & Karen Mills

Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, and Karen Mills are on a mission. They’re helping entrepreneurs “get back to the basics of business” by harnessing their collective engineering and legal brainpower to power the Business Action Alliance. Part of their non-profit’s outreach involves podcasting. But where do they start and how? In this episode, we walk through a process and a checklist for setting up their podcast for sustainability and profitability!

Special Guests: Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, & Karen Mills – Co-Founders, Business Action Alliance

Location: Metro Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

  • Podcast Hosting Platforms: Libsyn, Anchor, Podbean, Blubrry
  • Headliner: a web-based app that creates promotional videos based on podcast clips to post across social media platforms. It also has an automated feature to create audiograms as soon as new podcast episodes are released.
  • Canva: a web-based software perfect for creating stunning custom or template-based designs and documents.
  • Facebook Ads: an easy and effective way to reach your audience, build brand awareness, and grow sales with online advertising.
  • Facebook Groups:
  • Podcast Movement: a professional organization that’s home to the world’s largest community of podcasters. Access the latest tips, trends, and resources through their website, articles, newsletter, meetups, and conferences.
  • She Podcasts: a professional organization with “…a community that helps women and non-binary podcasters through every step of their podcast journey.” They offer support through a free Facebook group, paid online membership, in-person events, and their podcast.
  • Email List-Building Tools: 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 056: The One Thing You Need to Know About Podcasting with Doug Sandler
  • Episode 100: Podcasting with Purpose featuring Jared Easley
  • Episode 105: Streamlining Podcast Production with Berthine Crèvecoeur West

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: rVidi

 

More About Guest, Deborah Bailey:
Deborah S. Bailey, Esq. is managing member of Bailey Helms Legal, LLC in Roswell, Georgia. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Legislative Committee of Southeast Land Title Association, and the Workforce Development Subcommittee of the Education Committee of the American Land Title Association. Deborah frequently contributes to educational training courses for attorneys and real estate industry professionals. Deborah’s diverse background includes court administration, banking, global finance, and financial clearing and settlement services.

More About Guest, Cynthia Culbreath:
Cynthia D. Culbreath, SPHR is the CEO and Managing Partner of A Wonderful Change. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with high honors and earned a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Human Integrated Systems degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Cynthia has 25 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and human resources at Fortune 50 companies and over 27 years of experience in non-profits as a volunteer, program coordinator, and leader. She has won several awards for her innovative and impactful youth programs and has been recognized as an exemplary coach and mentor.

More About Guest, Karen Mills:
Karen V. Mills, P.E., Esq. is the managing member of Mills Law, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Karen Mills, a native of Macon, Georgia, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors. She obtained her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also attained the engineering profession’s highest designation by becoming a registered professional engineer in North Carolina.

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, rVidi:
rVidi is the easy app that lets you communicate via video soundbites in your own time in a public or private group setting. Learn more and download for free at rVidi.com.  Currently available for iOS; Android development coming soon!

122: Let’s Brainstorm Remotely with Thinksmart Whiteboard featuring Joseph Powell

Necessity is the mother of invention. It’s what led to the creation of Thinksmart Whiteboard. When Joseph Powell realized there wasn’t a software on the market to emulate a collaborative whiteboard session remotely, he developed one himself. Now, Thinksmart Whiteboard powers remote whiteboarding sessions across America in real-time. In this episode, Joseph gives a demo of the app to show its versatile use in brainstorming, ideation, tutoring, and more!

Special Guest: Joseph Powell, COO, Co-Founder & Creator – Thinksmart Whiteboard

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

  • Thinksmart Whiteboard app: download the free or Pro version today!
  • Ten Dollar Tutors: Joseph’s tutoring company that leverages the Thinksmart Whiteboard app to conduct
  • Slack: a communication app ideal for remote teams that offers the ability to organize work updates by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.
  • Screen Recorder: a free Google Chrome extension that records video from a camera or from your screen.
  • MS Surface Pro: Microsoft’s suite of laptops with touchscreens making remote collaboration with the Thinksmart Whiteboard effortless. Ten Dollar Tutors offers grants to certain schools that need help purchasing the Surface book.
  • Surface Pen: the writing utensil that makes it possible to draw and write on the Thinksmart Whiteboard. Also compatible with most PCs with a touchscreen.
  • Zoom: software that offers audio and video recording of webinars, conference calls, presentations, meetings, and more. Also includes screen sharing for enhanced collaboration.
  • Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: a book by Adam Alter.
  • Learn more about the ThinkSmart Whiteboard app:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 030: Connecting Your Software for Maximum Productivity with Garrett Massey
  • Episode 031: Brainstorming Your Million Dollar Idea with Kymone Hinds
  • Episode 092: Preparing for the Unexpected in Daily Operations with Joseph Powell
  • Episode 113: Educating Students During a Pandemic with Rachna Nath
  • Episode 104: Improving Workplace Communication with Bill Kurzeja

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guest, Joseph Powell:
Joseph Powell is the creator of the ThinkSmart Whiteboard app. He’s also Founder & COO of Ten Dollar Tutors – a revolutionary “Uber for tutors” company based in Atlanta, GA.  He is a Computer Information Technology expert and Business Analyst with over eleven years’ experience in Web Development, Database Design, and Application Development. He uses practical computer knowledge with in-depth development on business, internet, and computer applications as well as analyses. Though Joseph has attended both Harvard University and MIT, perhaps his best education has come from the school of hard knocks – lessons learned only through the application of idea-to-implementation of various technologies.

   

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, Equilibria, Inc.:
Equilibria, Inc. is a 15-year-old boutique operations management consulting firm. We build the business infrastructure necessary for fast-growing businesses to scale with less pain. With a range of services and products, entrepreneurs can get the operational support and resources they need on-demand.

121: Let’s Improve a Product Kitting Process with Sebastian & Melanie Flores

At 14-years-old, Sebastian Flores is CEO of OctoGifts. What started as a unique handmade gift for his sweet-toothed friend, has now blossomed into a viable small business. Melanie Flores, his mom, lends her engineering and educator skills for operational support. But growing demand requires a more streamlined workflow. In this live consultation, you’ll learn the steps this mother-and-son team can use to improve their D-I-Y products’ kitting process.

Special Guest: Sebastian & Melanie Flores, CEO & COO – Octogifts

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 008: The Lean Methodology: What it is and How to Apply it to Your Small Business with John Kamp
  • Episode 038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale: Alicia Butler Pierre & Paul Nicholaides
  • Episode 069: Calvin Williams’ Service Delivery Process
  • Episode 072: Gifford Pace’s Inventory Management Process 

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guests, Sebastian & Melanie Flores:
OctoGifts spark joy and human connection through 3D cards and DIY kits that are fun to make, fun to give, and fun to keep. They are the brainchild of 14-year-old Sebastian Flores. In 5th grade, he designed a working candy dispenser birthday card for a friend who loved sweets. Since then he has commercialized his idea, recruited his mother, Melanie, as a business partner, expanded his product line to include a DIY kit, and won fans in 20+ states.

   

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, rVidi:
rVidi is the easy app that lets you communicate via video soundbites in your own time in a public or private group setting. Learn more and download for free at rVidi.com.  Currently available for iOS; Android development coming soon!

100: Podcasting with Purpose featuring Jared Easley

We did it – this is our 100th episode! And joining us to celebrate this milestone is Jared Easley, the co-founder of Podcast Movement. In this episode, Jared reveals how his military experiences and background in project management serve him in helping to build the world’s largest community of podcasters. He not only shares the behind-the-scenes operations of their annual conference, but we also talk about the history of podcasting, current trends, and what it all means for the future. Meanwhile, Alicia gives a heartfelt tribute to listeners and supporters.

Special Guest: Jared Easley, Co-Founder, Podcast Movement

Location:  South Beach, FL  USA

Show Notes:

  • Follow Podcast Movement on Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
  • PodMov: sign up and stay up-to-date with the latest podcasting trends and developments with Podcast Movement’s daily newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Podcast Movement’s Annual Conference: always know when the next conference will take place here on this webpage.
  • Podcast Academy: announced at the 2020 Podcast Movement Evolutions Conference in Feb. 2020, this new organization will be on par with the Grammys and Oscars with the purpose being to recognize outstanding creative achievement in the podcasting space. Membership officially opens on June 22, 2020.
  • Starve the Doubts: Jared’s podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms.
  • Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration: Jared’s book with foreword by Mike Kim.
  • Stop Chasing Influencers – The True Path to Building Your Business and Living Your Dreams: Jared’s book, co-authored by Kimanzi Constable.
  • PheedLoop: event management software that makes organizing conferences, meetings, and tradeshows easy.  The software “…powers everything from apps, registration, and live streaming, to floor plans, sponsors, badges, and virtual networking.”
  • Slack: a communication app ideal for remote teams that offers the ability to organize work updates by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.
  • Walkie-Talkies: equipment ideal for on-the-go team communications for setting up and troubleshoot live events.
  • 2020 Podcast Stats and Facts: an article by Ross Winn for Podcast Insights that presents podcasting data in infographics and various other charts and diagrams. Bookmark this page to stay abreast of the latest podcasting stats.

How to Leverage a Podcast for Business Development (Alicia’s Presentation at the 2020 Podcast Evolutions Conference):

 

Check Out Alicia’s LinkedIn Post Displaying Our Show’s Podcasting Tools and its Data Flow:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 051: Designing a Digital Content Management Process with Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Episode 056: The One Thing You Need to Know About Podcasting with Doug Sandler
  • Episode 077: Process Mapping with Alicia Butler Pierre

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More About Guest, Jared Easley:
Jared Easley is the Co-Founder of the Podcast Movement, Host of Starve the Doubts, and Author of the book: Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration.

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc. – a 15-year-old operations management consulting firm. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 35 countries.