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Hosts Jesse Torres and Sid Voorakkara, cofounders of Small Business Front Inc., have important and valuable conversations with guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success.
 
This weekly podcast dives into the agbiosciences sector in Indiana, where 21st Century agriculture, life sciences innovation and cutting-edge technology converge. Ag+Bio+Science is an in-depth conversation with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the space. Learn more about the pioneering industry and where it's heading from those leading the way.
 
Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.
 
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Democracy That Delivers

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Democracy That Delivers

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
We all have a stake in making our communities more competitive. Closing the skills gap and driving economic growth starts at the grassroots level. Tune into the Ready for Work podcast for a discussion about strengthening the workforce ecosystem. Make ACT Ready for Work your go-to source for ideas to revolutionize your workforce. Provided by the experts. Curated by ACT. Learn more at act.org/readyforworkpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A Quality of Place: The Grow Smart RI Podcast explores what smart growth can mean to the Rhode Island community by chatting with planners, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the field. Each episode will try to answer the question: what does smart growth really mean? This podcast is produced by Grow Smart RI, a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.
 
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The Inside Racing Podcast

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The Inside Racing Podcast

John Robbins: Business Strategist, Sponsorship Consultant and Motorsports P

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John Robbins: Business strategist, coach and consultant for more than a decade shares his strategies, frameworks, tips and best practices to help you preserve and grow your racing operation. You'll hear from handpicked experts inside and outside the industry as they share their insights, stories and opinions about the business of racing. It's about understanding what goes on behind the scenes at race tracks, with sanctioning bodies, inside race teams and among industry professionals. It's al ...
 
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As entrepreneurs passionate about creating things from scratch, we are constantly looking for better ways to innovate. Luckily, we’re joined today by Taylor McPartland, the CEO and creator of ScaleHealth. Taylor created ScaleHealth to provide innovators with strategic resources and partnerships that will help them succeed in their field. We’ll clue…
 
In a world where watches remind us to stand or breathe or our bank notifies us of suspicious activity to our accounts, farmers are now being given the same kind of real-time intelligence that equips them to make better decisions – sometimes before the problem is even visible to the naked eye. On this week’s episode, Mitch Frazier with AgriNovus is …
 
We have all heard of the Great Resignation, but what does that phrase really mean? Is it possible for employers to respond with the Great Pivot? In this episode, Dennis brings back resident workforce expert Mark Perna to discuss the year ahead and answer the question: where have all the people gone? Mark your calendar NOW for these upcoming events:…
 
Ever wondered how to get your start as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry? Well you’re in luck, today we are joined by entertainment expert, Bianca Quesada, the CEO and Founder of ARCUS Studios and Zone One Productions. The entertainment industry is teeming with small businesses and Bianca is here to inspire you to take your first steps …
 
It’s a new year, new us! Welcome to season 5 of Ag+Bio+Science. On this week’s episode, our panel moderator, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business, is joined by Mitch Frazier, CEO of AgriNovus, and Nate Feltman, owner and CEO of IBJ Media. They talk about what’s ahead for Indiana’s agbioscience sector, how we best tell our state’s story and some …
 
A quartet of guests join host Ken Jaques to discuss their work at CIPE. They include Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins from the Communications department, and Adam Goldstein and Mikra Krasniqi from the Policy and Program Learning department. This is the first episode in a series that will focus on emerging leaders at CIPE. They talk about their backgrou…
 
In this episode, Jason interviews Garrett Anderson, Economic Development Director for the City of Woodstock, IL. Garrett is a self-proclaimed data nerd, and they talk incentives, demographics, economic development plans and recovery act funds. As we know, billions in ARPA funds will be flowing to local governments. How should communities and adjace…
 
On display at CES (Consumer Electronics Shows) last week was more than just another wave of agtech innovation; it was the future of farming. This week's special episode comes from the show in Las Vegas where Mitch Frazier, AgriNovus CEO, is joined by Igino Cafiero, CEO of Bearflag Robotics (recently acquired by John Deere) and Dave Roberts, Chief I…
 
Anti-Corruption author and Transparency International Co-Founder Frank Vogl joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast this week to discuss his new book, The Enablers: How the West Supports Kleptocrats and Corruption. Vogl reviews the recommendations of his book, which shines a light on the Western financial institutions, lawyers, c…
 
What are the tricks to leading a professional association as a volunteer board member? In this episode, Jason interviews Karl Franzen and Agnes Masnik who both serve as the Illinois representatives on the Mid-America EDC board of directors. They discuss board dynamics, volunteer leadership, staying relevant, and so much more - recorded on site at t…
 
What is the value in attending an economic development conference? That depends on how you decide to work it. There can be far more to a conference than simply attending the sessions and taking a few notes. In this episode, Dennis and Jason share 5 great ways to maximize your time at an industry conference. This week's episode sponsored by Converge…
 
If you could simplify the tagline for your community's improvement strategy, it could be this: have more cool shit. That's the message from John Hall, President/CEO of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. It doesn't have to be complicated. In this episode, Jason caught up with John at the Mid-America EDC conference. As communities, we must be…
 
SUPPORT THE SHOW: We make all episodes of Owners at Work free and never place them behind a paywall. But, they take time and money to produce. Consider making a DONATION today to help keep our work going 2022 Annual Conference - https://www.oeockent.org/resources-events/annual-ohio-employee-ownership-conference SUMMARY: In the US there are over 14 …
 
In this episode, Lenora Fisher, Director of Business Attraction at the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council joins Jason live at the Mid-America EDC conference to talk all things related to regional business attraction strategies. They talk property inventory, debate whether or not the term 'Shovel-Ready' is outdated, and discuss some unique …
 
Professor Sophal Ear joins guest hosts John Morrell and Jenny Anderson, CIPE’s Regional Director and Senior Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific. This is part of a mini-series around President Biden’s Summit for Democracy. They talk about the risks of authoritarian regimes. For example, dictators, the professor notes, often present themselves a…
 
The Great Resignation: you’ve heard of it and in all likelihood, you (or someone you know) has participated in it this year, too. On this week’s episode, Mitch Frazier is joined by Todd Richardson, CEO of EDGE Mentoring and Bethany Gremel, Director of Culture + Brand Experience at Beck’s Hybrids. They talk about the all too real record-breaking Aug…
 
Let's get real for just a minute. Solving workforce challenges is a bit like herding cats, isn't it? In this episode, Dennis brings back resident expert Mark Perna to offer tips and tricks to get education, business, and economic development to all speak the same language. Mark your calendar NOW for these upcoming events: EDUCATION WITH PURPOSE: CA…
 
Professors Michael Johnston (Colgate) and Jodi Vittori (Georgetown) join guest host Frank Brown, Director of CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center. This is part of a mini-series around President Biden's Summit for Democracy. Specifically, they talk about ways to improve anti-corruption efforts around the world.…
 
An Indiana company is up-cycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation. On this week’s episode, AgriNovus CEO, Mitch Frazier, is joined by President and Co-Founder of Land Betterment, Kirk Taylor. They talk about how this concept came together, the work that goes into restoring the land and how the co…
 
Paola Galvez, 2020-2021 Open Internet leader and advisor to the Presidency of Council Ministers of Peru in charge of digital regulation, joins Democracy that Delivers host Ken Jaques and Anna Kompanek, Director, Global Programs, CIPE. This episode is part of a mini-series around President Biden’s December 2021 Summit for Democracy. Specifically, th…
 
Scott Carpenter, Director of Policy and International Engagement at Google's Jigsaw, joins host Ken Jaques, CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson and Senior Program Officer Louisa Tomar. This is the first episode of a mini-series around President Biden's December 2021 Summit for Democracy. Specifically, they talk about how creating open and resilie…
 
We are joined today by Renee King the CEO of FundBLACKFounders, a Black owned crowdfunding platform for Black founders and entrepreneurs. Renee shares how to utilize online platforms and resources in order to obtain the funds your business needs to take off and succeed. She defines the difference between non-dilutive and diluted capital, and how im…
 
With increased investment in apprenticeship comes increased expectations. ACT joined forces with local apprenticeships successful in skills-based hiring and national thought leaders on what’s needed to boost quality and completions in apprenticeship. Coming out of this collaboration is a new toolkit from ACT. We packed the toolkit with resources an…
 
In this episode, Jason chats with Rick Kiernan with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions about the scope and variety of fundraising campaigns that can occur in a community. As an EDO, should you be concerned about being involved in multiple fundraising efforts? If you raise money for a new community building, will that dry up dollars for economic develop…
 
The Democracy that Delivers “Women and Girls Empowered” (WAGE) mini-series spotlights the WAGE core partners’ women empowerment projects. In the last of four episodes, our host Ken Jaques gets to know Search for Common Ground (SfCG) Research, Evaluation & Learning Specialist Aisalkyn Botoeva and Gender Advisor Nalini Rathnarajah. From conflict-sens…
 
When it comes to planning a new business, prioritizing is key. Today we welcome onto the show a very special guest, Tony Whatley, a best selling author, creator, podcaster, and startup entrepreneur. Tony is best known as the co-founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community with over 300,000 members that sold for millions! He has taken on the r…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You heard that right –gBETA Pitch Night is coming up soon. On this week’s episode, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Doug Applegate, Director of gBETA Agbisocience. They talk this year’s fall cohort, innovation in agbioscience and what we can expect from the startups when Pitch Night roll…
 
Dr. Khin Mg Kyi, Dean of the School of Business at Pacific Adventist University, joins hosts Ken Jaques and Kim Bettcher for the Democracy that Delivers podcast Global Entrepreneurship Week mini-series final episode. They discuss ways to encourage young people to start their own businesses in Papua New Guinea, a country where CIPE is investing in a…
 
Burnout is one of the largest challenges that small business owners face today. The amount of work and responsibilities that build up can feel like a landslide that quickly buries you. Anyone can experience burnout, but with the proper tools you can avoid getting too lost or overwhelmed in your work. Today we are joined by Christina Barsi, the prod…
 
She’s a third-year student at Purdue’s College of Veterinary Sciences AND she recently won a competition put on by the College of Engineering where she developed a fabric for use in face masks made from waste stream in soybean processing. Ash Chitnis joins Gerry Dick on this week’s episode of the podcast. They talk animals, the entrepreneurial mind…
 
Steve Kimbu, Senior Lecturer at IBSUniversity in Papua New Guinea, joins the Democracy that Delivers podcast host Ken Jaques and CIPE Policy and Program Learning Director Kim Bettcher for the first of a two-part mini-series in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Kimbu teaches ways to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at the univers…
 
In this episode, Jason interviews economic development magnate Janet Ady with Ady Advantage. Jason brought Janet on the show to talk about the upcoming Mid-America EDC conference in Chicago (along with the generous scholarship program) but the discussion quickly took a left turn when she began talking about economic development strategies that will…
 
Hui Chen, an internationally renowned leader in ethics and compliance, discusses the "uncomfortable" position that emerging market small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) occupy with respect to global integrity and anti-corruption standards. Drawing on Chen's decades of experience driving compliance and ethics changes in the private and public s…
 
When it comes to running a business, no matter how big or small, it’s all about consistently delivering an exceptional product. You have to keep your brand in mind every single time you engage with your customers. We are so excited to welcome back Mark Villalovos onto the show once again! Mark is the Senior Director of Operations Implementation at …
 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is home to some of Indiana's best and brightest talent -- an area ripe for entrepreneurial development. On this week's episode, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business talks with President Robert Coons of Rose-Hulman. They talk about the launch of The Sawmill Society, which gives alumni entrepreneurs a forum for …
 
One part humor, one part inspiration! Episode 28 kicks off our third season of Ready for Work with a fun perspective on the role of humor in workforce development. Our guest is comedian Roy Wood Junior, a correspondent on Comedy Central's hit, The Daily Show, and host of Roy's Job Fair, a podcast that explores the human condition through the prism …
 
SUPPORT THE SHOW: We make all episodes of Owners at Work free and never place them behind a paywall. But, they take time and money to produce. Consider making a DONATION today to help keep our work going SUMMARY: In this episode we take stock of employee ownership developments in Ohio and discuss how covid has impacted businesses and employee-owned…
 
In this episode, Dennis and Jason share 5 ways your organization should consider engaging in legislative advocacy. In addition, they offer 3 do's and 3 don'ts should your organization launch a new advocacy program. Don't forget to register for the Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference in Downtown Chicago the first week in December: https://www…
 
The Democracy that Delivers "Women and Girls Empowered" (WAGE) mini-series spotlights the WAGE core partners' women empowerment projects. In the third of the four episodes, our host Ken Jaques meets Susan Marx, Project Director of WAGE Eswatini for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). Launched just last year amid turbulen…
 
When you fall it is imperative to get back up and try again. You should never let failure stop you from something you are supposed to do, instead take it as a learning opportunity. We are joined today by the Founder of PodMatch and host of the Creating a Brand podcast, Alex Sanfilippo. He is here today to help us understand the best way to take cal…
 
Southwest Indiana is known for its melon production. Now they want to be known for agtech in specialty crops, too. On this week’s episode, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business, talks with Nichole Like, CEO of The Pantheon. They talk about the theatre’s recent renovation and evolution into a business incubator, creating opportunities for entrepre…
 
In this episode, Dean Dziedzic, board president of the Mid-America Economic Development Council, joins Jason to give a preview of the upcoming Competitiveness Conference held in Downtown Chicago December 1-3. This year's event boasts a new format, a variety of relevant information, the ability to connect with site selectors, and more. In addition, …
 
This two-part mini-series of Democracy that Delivers celebrates the winners of CIPE Africa's Women Economic Empowerment Contest. Our host Ken Jaques and Africa Program Associate Laura Maclay hand the second episode over to the Gambia Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) CEO Beatrice Mboge to present the key hurdles met by women in business in the Gam…
 
How do you know when to take the leap to start or expand your business? Today we are joined by founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc, Alicia Butler Pierre to help us answer these questions. She’s an organization expert as well as a podcast host, who encourages us to do our best by embracing our natural abilities. We dig into her journey and how she fo…
 
Young talent finding their way to the agbioscience sector doesn’t just happen – it takes boots on the ground and effort in spreading awareness about the career opportunities available. On this week’s episode, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Sylvia Harris, a Field Atlas Ambassador and senior at Huntington University. They dive i…
 
Tom Fox, the extraordinarily prolific and knowledgeable host of the popular FCPA Compliance Report, talks about the link between two hot topics in the corporate compliance world - anti-corruption and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), in the latest episode of the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) podcast. Drawing on almost 2…
 
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