Dana Delivers: Trendspotting & Tastemaking

Have you ever wondered what inspires the food products that hit grocery store shelves? Melanie Bartelme is one of the experts working behind the scenes to help companies understand what consumers want and why. In this episode of Dana Delivers, Melanie, who is the Associate Director and Global Food Analyst at Mintel, gives listeners an…

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Dana Delivers: Tips to Beat the Heat in Today’s Market

Inflation is high, supply chains are strained, and agricultural shortages are turning up the heat on restaurants and franchises. The question is, have we seen this before? What can we learn from the past to proceed with confidence in today’s volatile market? In this episode of Dana Delivers, we sit down with Kevin Burke, Managing…

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Dana Delivers: Culture with a Side of Creativity

Today’s franchisees are pushing the envelope to transform the traditional dining format into a creative experience that customers remember. In this episode of Dana Delivers, SG Ellison, President of Diversified Restaurant Group and Franchisee of Taco Bell and Arby’s, reveals how his firm has embraced influencer and experiential marketing tactics to drive growth and keep…

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Podcast: Inflation is Red Hot

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Inflation is hotter than ever, but when will it cool down? We are excited to welcome Simeon Wallis, Chief Investment Officer of Aprio’s Wealth Management, back to the podcast. John and Simeon discuss how we are wading through uncharted territory with levels of inflation we have not dealt with in 40 years, coming out of…

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Podcast: Betting on the Entrepreneur

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Selling a company can feel like magic. As a female CEO of a tech company, Robbie Hardy, Co-Founder of Our Poker Night, knew the chips were stacked against her. After more than 20 years climbing the corporate ladder, Robbie never lost her focus and has become an experienced and trusted entrepreneur and investor. Listen now…

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Podcast: Great M&A Deals Focus on Strategy

To get the right M&A deals done, it’s best to steer clear of growth for growth stake. Corey Kupfer, Principal of Kupfer & Associates, PLLC, Founder and CEO of DealQuest and member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, embodied the mind of an entrepreneur and learned accountability from a young age. From the moment he started his…

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Podcast: M&A – The Concept of Being Prepared

Many companies have considered selling their business but have no idea where to start. Jessica Fialkovich, the Founder and CEO of Exit Factor, and prominent member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, built one of the largest M&A business brokerage firms in the US. Listen now as she shares what drove her passion to help small businesses…

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Podcast: Achieving Sustainable Scale and Growth

This week we talk with Mark Jacobs, CEO of ScaleWerks, on the key characteristics for companies to achieve sustainable scale and growth — adopting automation to increase efficiencies, a strong online presence to connect with customers and concern for the wellbeing of your employees. Throughout his career, Mark’s passion for collaborating with people enthusiastic about…

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