Favorite Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs

What motivates you? Being an entrepreneur, solopreneur, or small business owner can be a lonely, tiring job. Often we need something to help us push forward.

Host Mary McCarthy and her guest, Jenefeness Houston, share the quotes that have become an important part of their entrepreneurial lives and why they mean so much to them. They reveal some common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to get past them.

Jenefeness Houston is the solopreneur behind Financial COMFORT Consulting, a company which helps entrepreneurs increase their credit score and understand personal finance.

What You Will Learn:

  • Quotes that have been an important part of Mary and Jenefeness’ lives as entrepreneurs
  • The power of attitude for an entrepreneur
  • What sets apart entrepreneurs who create a small business that succeeds vs. entrepreneurs expected to be successful, but were not
  • Resources available to entrepreneurs with struggling businesses

Jenefeness Houston                                                                                                          Financial COMFORT Consulting                                                                                 614-595-0784

Who is in Charge? Taking over a Family Business

Are you thinking about taking a role in running an existing family business, or starting a business with your family?

Host Mary McCarthy talks to two women in different situations in their family businesses. Catherine Zupan is the Director of Operations at Discover Publications, a company her father started more than 20 years ago.  Her father has stepped down from the business, and she has purchased the company.

Kelly Davis is the Sales and Program Manager for LIZard Apparel & Promotions. Kelly works with her mother Beth, who is the CEO/Founder of the company, which began as a startup in 2013.

Both women have overcome challenges in navigating family relationships to get bigger decision-marking roles in their family businesses. They share their experiences with Mary, talking about why they left different careers to join these businesses, and why they love what they do.

“Remembering that you love the people you are working with. You are never going to lose your family. And you’ve gotta get past these conflicts.”  – Catherine Zupan

“I’m amazed by what I’ve learned, I’ve processed throughout this industry, and I think we can take it to the next level, and I’ll be able to do it myself one day.” – Kelly Davis

What You Will Learn:

  • What to consider when going into  business with your family
  • How both women let their parents know they needed more control in the business, and how it turned out
  • Why both women changed career paths to go work in the family business
  • Advice for someone considering joining their family in business

Catherine Zupan                                                                                                                      Director of Operations                                                                                                   Discover Publications

Kelly Davis                                                                                                                                   Sales & Program Manager                                                                                                      LIZard Apparel & Promotions                                                                    Kelly@lizardap.com

Taking the Pain out of Workers’ Comp

You probably hear the words “workers’ compensation” and want to run in the other direction. It hasn’t always been easy to understand for small businesses and entrepreneurs. But a lot has changed with Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and this podcast helps takes the dread out of learning what all small businesses and entrepreneurs need to know.

Small & Minority Business Advocate for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Melony Bryant walks our host Mary McCarthy through the process of applying for the insurance protection, and explains which businesses are required to get it, and why. She also breaks down cost, discounts available, and how entrepreneurs can get the help they need.

What You Will Learn:

  • What is the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and what does the agency do?
  • How to know if you need to apply for workers’ compensation for your business
  • How to tell if someone is an Independent Contractor vs. an Employee
  • How are premiums determined?
  • How much should you expect to pay?
  • How workers’ compensation acts as a protection for small business

Melony Bryant                                                                                                                        Small & Minority Business Advocate                                                                               Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation                                                                        Melony’s cell: 614-307-5559


Finding your Passion in your Second Career

“It was an unexpected end to my career in TV news. And instead of ending it with a period, I was ending it with a question mark.”

Former TV news anchor Mikaela Hunt recounts the sudden end of her on-air career, and reveals how it helped her discover her passion in the exciting new field of brand journalism.

She talks to host Mary McCarthy about the steps she took to find her way, and the “5 things” exercise that helped point her in the right direction.

“If I could do those five things in some way, shape, or form, I knew that I could create a business that could help other people and serve other people.”

What You Will Learn:

  • Steps to take when faced with finding a new career
  • How to use the “5 things that would make your ideal day” exercise
  • What is a brand journalist
  • The importance of feedback

Mikaela Hunt                                                                                                                             Brand Journalist & Co-host of The Momcast                                                             http://www.mikaelahunt.com/                                                                                                 The Momcast