Local Entrepreneurs Network Podcast Dec 02, 2022
Episode 7 — Tate Hackert
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine sit down to talk with Tate Hackert, the co-founder and President of ZayZoon. ZayZoon is a start-up that targets small to mid-level businesses ensuring earned wage access for its employees. ZayZoon gives employees of these small businesses instant access to their earned wages on-demand. This voluntary benefit has been shown to improve retention rates and increase productivity while reducing the financial stress related to cash flow shortfall between paychecks.
Tate discusses his entrepreneurial journey from fishing for Gooey Ducks to making ZayZoon a reality, the importance of building a strong company culture, and the never-ending process of building a company the right way.
Learn more about ZayZoon here: https://www.zayzoon.com/.
And you can find Tate on Twitter at @TateHackert. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share with your friends!
Episode 6 — Talking ESG: Problems, Solutions, & the Future
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine discuss the rising prominence of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG). They discuss the shortcomings of ESG, the necessity for regulation, the future of ESG, and how to create a sustainable form of capitalism that can also deliver change on a social and environmental level.
Episode 5 — Michelene Lambros
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine sit down to talk with the owner of Soul Bowls, a vegan acai place in Scotch Plains, NJ. Michelene Lambros discusses the importance of building a strong culture, Soul Bowls' second location, and much more! Be sure to rate, review and subscribe! The Soul Bowls website can be found here: https://soulbowlsnj.com/
Episode 4 — Business Model Innovation Discussion
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine discuss the importance of business model innovation (BMI) and examples of companies that are constantly tweaking their BMI to gain a competitive advantage. Today's conversation is inspired by a piece of research Sandro found titled, "Creating Value Through Business Model Innovation" by Raphael Amit and Christoph Zott. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!
Episode 3 - Victoria Ransom
Matt Levine and Alessandro Frias sit down to talk with serial entrepreneur Victoria Ranson. They discuss Victoria's new company Prisma, an innovative and virtual educational system that focuses on preparing students for the future along with discussing what it means/how to become a successful entrepreneur. For those interested in learning more about Prisma, click the link below: https://www.joinprisma.com/. Click here to learn more about the curriculum: https://www.joinprisma.com/curriculum.
Episode 2 - Janette Spiezio
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine sit down to talk with Janette Spiezio owner of Sustainable Hause, a zero-waste store in Summit, NJ. Janette talks about her experiences in the corporate world that prepared her to run her own business, the importance of passion when it comes to being an entrepreneur, and much more. Be sure to check out Sustainable Haus' website here: https://www.sustainablehaus.com/.
Be sure to check out LEN's website here: https://entrepreneursnetwork.wixsite.com/website
Episode 1 - Russ Kamalski
Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine sit down to talk with Russ Kamalski in the first episode of the Local Entrepreneurs Network Podcast. Russ talks about his professional career, critical moments that helped define him, and more. Be sure to check out LEN's website here:
Getting to Know Us with the Founders of LEN
Co-founders of Local Entrepreneurs Network Alessandro Frias and Matt Levine sit down for a special "Getting to Know Us" episode. They talk about the beginning of their friendship, passion for business, and goals for LEN. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Thank you for listening!