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Measuring the ROI of Hiring Funnels with Aline Lerner

Most businesses under-invest in optimizing their hiring funnel, resulting in lost productivity and money. Listen to Aline Lerner describe a business idea that treats the hiring process with the analytical attention it deserves.

Smart Face Masks - Way Beyond Air Quality

Even before the pandemic, face masks were commonplace in some polluted Asian cities. Moe Abbas doesn’t think they’ll be going away anytime soon, and has a business idea that implements wearable tech to dramatically improve the experience for wearers.

Ethically-Made Diamonds and High-End Escorts

For decades Da Beers had us all fooled, but these days consumers are looking for responsibly sourced products and products that have a social mission. Not only are lab-created diamonds a fraction of the price of natural diamonds, they have less baggage and are more sustainable. Hey, we all got on board with vegan leather--synthetic diamonds could be the next luxury item ripe for a rebrand.

DuoLingo for Management & Leadership Training

75% of employees consider their direct manager to be the “worst part of their job," and the majority of employees who leave cite their manager as the reason why. Listen to Angela Ferrante describe a B2B business idea that helps managers get better.

How a Mom Can Start an Online Business

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are doomed to fail because they don’t really understand what they want. Joe Apfelbaum (CEO of Ajax Union) shares a framework for creating a successful (Amazon) business.

Digitize Identities with Ryan Coon

Identity theft and fraud cost the economy $25 billion per year. Listen to Ryan Coon describe a business idea that unanonymizes digital identities.

[Inside the Business] with Lindsay Gabbard and Alessandro Pepe

Restaurants have been hit hard during COVID-19. Listen to us brainstorm ways Lindsay and Alessandro can leverage their wine club and community to support their workforce and recover lost income.

A Tell-All Episode with Chris and Eathan

Chris and Eathan reveal a special announcement and then get into Chris's personal finances, Eathan's obnoxiously well-bodied hair, and the future of Run With It and startups in general.

Actual Recycling with Dmitry Dragilev

China has stopped taking our “dirty” recycling, and now 15-20% of material collected in recycling ends up in landfills. Listen to Dmitry Dragilev describe a business idea to actually recycle recyclables.

Gamify Review-Generation with JB Kellogg

Reviews can make or break small businesses, but most customers don’t care to give them and most employees don’t work hard to get them. Listen to JB Kellogg describe a business idea to create a gamify review generation. P.S. If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

Improve the Shower Experience While Traveling with Nir Bashan

At the end of a long day of business travel, you just want a nice shower. Problem is, most of the time they’re terrible. Listen to Nir Bashan describe a business idea that “makes showering while traveling great again.”

Audio-Driven Workouts with Colin McIntosh

It’s tough to come up with and follow exercise routines by yourself. YouTube and Instagram videos aren’t good solutions. Listen to Colin McIntosh describe a business idea to create a workout-centered podcast platform. If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

Up-End the Printer Industry with Kent Wilson

People hate their printers. They jam, fail and run out of ink and fail whenever you need them most. Listen to Kent Wilson describe a business idea to take the headache out of home printing.

Launch a Major Domo Service with Jason Cherubini

Homeowners are too busy and ill-qualified to take care of their property’s routine maintenance. Listen to Jason Cherubini describe a business idea that offloads your home maintenance needs to a major domo.

Integrated Wealth Management & Tax Strategy with Justin Winter

Small business owners have a hard time finding an accountant who actually optimizes tax strategies. Wealth managers don’t touch taxes with a ten-foot pole. Listen to Justin Winter describe a business idea to integrate wealth management and tax strategies for small business owners.

Recycle More E-Waste with Anders Ankarlid

It’s time to clean up our trash. E-waste constitutes 70% of the toxic waste in our landfills, despite only comprising 2% of our trash. Listen to Anders Ankarlid describe a business idea that facilitates e-waste recycling via e-commerce channels.

Exchanging Social Currency with Ed Vincent

People and organizations are using blockchains to create their own social currencies, but we need an easy way to exchange them. Listen to Ed Vincent describe a business idea that facilitates social currency exchange.

Performance Review Software (for Remote Teams) with Cory Zue

If a business is going to grow and perform then there need to be great systems for reviewing internal performance. Listen to Cory Zue describe a business idea that helps companies implement performance reviews that don’t suck.

Become a Franchisee at a Huge Discount with Lucas Root

You know that somewhat sad Subway you pass by every day on your way to work? Well, that little gem could be yours at a lot less than you might think. Listen to Lucas Root describe how an aspiring entrepreneur could short-circuit the business ownership process by purchasing a Quick Service Restaurant at a steep discount.

Building an Ecommerce Growth Engine with Erin Hooley

Ecommerce sales have exploded in a quarantine economy, yet many business owners still aren’t doing this well. Listen to Erin Hooley describe an agency model to help ecommerce businesses systematize their growth.

[Inside the Business] AwardWallet with Alexi Vereschaga

Successful business owners are a great source of business ideas, even if they don’t share them explicitly. In this experimental episode, listen as we ask Alexi Vereschaga about the biggest problems and opportunities he currently faces as the CEO of AwardWallet.

A Modern Staffing Agency with Aaron Michel

It’s still very expensive and difficult to find high-quality talent. Listen to Aaron Michel describe a business idea that improves training and staffing of skilled workers.

Connecting Independent Software Vendors and CRMs with Steve Benson

There are thousands of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who want to integrate with the top 20 CRMs, but don’t have the resources to build the connections themselves. Listen to Steve Benson describe a business idea to create a universal CRM/ISV connector.

Facilitating Curbside Pickup for Local Businesses with Justin Hartzman

Local businesses struggle to keep up with the tech advantages of large retailers. Listen to Justin Hartzman describe a business idea that brings local retailers into the 21st century.

Bringing Professional Video Editing to the Masses with David Adler

People are recording more videos than ever, but don’t take the time to edit them into a form they’d actually watch. Listen to David share a business idea to bring professional video editing and post production to the masses.

Craft Hand Sanitizer with James Henderson

During the 2020 global pandemic, Craft Spirit Distilleries have scored surprise wins by pivoting to produce hand sanitizer. Listen to James Henderson describe a business idea that capitalizes on this fact.

Recession Proof Startup Saturday - Session 4

Session 4 of a four-part series from our March 28 LIVESTREAM, RECESSION PROOF STARTUP SATURDAY

Recession Proof Startup Saturday - Session 3

Session 3 of a four-part series from our March 28 LIVESTREAM, RECESSION PROOF STARTUP SATURDAY

Recession Proof Startup Saturday - Session 2

Session 2 of a four-part series from our March 28 LIVESTREAM, RECESSION PROOF STARTUP SATURDAY

Recession Proof Startup Saturday - Session 1

Session 1 of a four-part series from our March 28 LIVESTREAM, RECESSION PROOF STARTUP SATURDAY

Lesson Plans as a Product with Rob Fitzpatrick

Organizing and presenting educational content is extremely difficult and usually poorly done. Listen to Rob share a business idea that helps people rapidly become experts in new topics.

Livestream Your Favorite Music Venues with Chris Meade

Music fans would love the chance to listen to their favorite artists live more often. Listen to Chris Meade describe a business idea that brings music live streaming mainstream.

[UPDATE] Translating Medical Lingo with Shuhan He and Josh Calvano

In episode 4, Shuhan He outlined a problem that leads to physician burnout and poor information for patients. Josh Calvano liked Shuhan’s idea and ran with it. Listen to Josh describe what happened.

Fun Money Management and Impact With Anthony Sarandrea

If you’re checking your bank account at the bar before your next drink you’ve probably already lost the personal finance battle. Listen to Anthony Sarandrea describe a business idea to override our personal finance shortfalls.

[UPDATE] Lessons from 4 of Our Top Episodes Thus Far

After publishing 32 episodes of business ideas from successful entrepreneurs, several themes have emerged. Listen to Chris and Eathan muse about the nuggets that have most stuck out.

Better Hiring through Software with Dane Maxwell

Hiring the wrong employees costs thousands in wages, time, and team productivity. Listen to Dane Maxwell detail a business idea that helps employers attract better employees in less time.

Hyper-Local Online Business Directory with Henry Lopez

Google, Yelp, and Facebook aren’t doing anything special to help you support local businesses. Listen to Henry share an idea to enrich local communities through a hyper-local online directory.

Accessing Hidden Spiritual Knowledge with Manuj Aggarwal

Many obstacles we face aren’t solved by an obvious practical solution, but instead require mental and spiritual inner development. But the best spiritual mentors are often under the radar. Listen while Manuj explains a business idea that makes powerful spiritual wisdom more accessible.

Extracting Pain from Dentists with David Cristello

You need an idea to start a successful business, right? David Cristello doesn’t think so. Listen to him share how he would pull the pain out of dentists and create a business around it.

Dropping the Recidivism Rate to <9% with Zachary Babcock

The recidivism rate in US prisons is among the world's highest. Yet if ex-cons get a better start, everybody wins. Listen to Zachary Babcock share a business idea that reduces recidivism while creating new employees with strong character and work ethic.

Starting a Board Game Cafe with Melissa Villanueva and Angelo Sepulveda

Playing board games is a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones. Listen to Melissa and Angelo share how to start a board game cafe, given the lessons they learned in building a successful group of coffee shops.

Smart Home Installation and More with Mehdi Kajbaf

Smart home tech is growing fast and there’s an opportunity to grow along with it as an entrepreneur. Listen to Mehdi Kajbaf describe a business idea to implement this technology for others.

Energy Audits for Tech Companies with Justin Jackson

Increasingly, tech founders are considering the impact of their businesses on the planet. Listen to Justin Jackson describe a business idea that helps them take some meaningful action to reduce emissions and track results.

Crowdsourced Content Creation with Mike Volkin

Great content requires many specialists: editors, grammarians etc. Working asynchronously, they waste a ton of energy. Mike Volkin describes a business that allows them to contribute simultaneously, getting the job done faster, better, and cheaper.

Shedding Light on a Dark Topic with Jules Schroeder

Successful people are not immune to depression, but we don’t usually get to hear that side of their story. Listen to Jules Schroeder describe a business idea that sheds light on mental health issues facing people you look up to.

A More Excellent Open Mic for Musicians with Arthur Revechkis

There are plenty of dive bar open mics for musicians, but is there a better approach? Is it time to implement great technology and raise the bar? Listen to Arthur Revechkis describe a business idea to help foster the development of next-generation talent.

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