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Shrimp Tank Episode 12: Jeff Levy

March 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Catch the latest episode of The Shrimp Tank with our guest, Jeff Levy. Jeff is a business /entrepreneur guru and worth watching the video and listening to the entire podcast!

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Seattle Shrimp Tank Episode 11

March 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Episode 11 of the Shrimp Tank is up and percolating!

Check out our interview with Diana Smeland, CEO of Port Ludlow Resort. Check out both this video wrap up and the audio podcast interview. #shrimptankpodcast

LINK for audio podcast. Also available on iTunes!

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Seattle Shrimp Tank: January 25, 2017

February 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Our latest episode of The Shrimp Tank features our guest, Nick Johnson of Libro.fm and Cima Creative. This is a fascinating interview with a very interesting entrepreneur. I encourage you to listen to the podcast and watch the video!

P.S. Sorry for the audio quality on the video. Technical issue caught too late. The podcast is perfect!

Listen to the entire podcast

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Next Guest in the Shrimp Tank

January 24, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOur next guest in the Shrimp Tank will be Nick Johnson, owner of Cima Creative and Co-Founder of Libro.fm. The podcast will stream live on Wednesday, January 25th at 3 pm. You can listen live on our WEBSITE.

Here’s a quick bio on our guest, Nick Johnson….

Nick Johnson is the Creative Director at Libro.fm, a Seattle based startup that provides independent bookstores the ability to sell digital audiobooks. He is also the Owner of Cima Creative, a Branding and Marketing firm based out of Poulsbo, WA.

20130515_cima-creative_nick-johnson_portraits_003-mediumHe graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts where he studied drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. He transitions his studies from fine arts to graphic design and upon graduation quickly landed a role with a leading design firm in Seattle. While there, he working with a wide variety of clients’ from small non-profits to global Fortune 500 companies.

In 2013 he went off on his own and launched Cima Creative shortly followed by Co-Founding Libro.fm with fellow University of Washington Alumni Mark Pearson and Carl Hartung.

Nick is passionate about delivering high quality design and exceptional customer service. His work with Libro.fm is geared towards providing small businesses a way to compete with large monopolies, and to give people a choice in who they support when they spend their money.

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Shrimp Tank Redux #7

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOne of the highlights of 2016 for me was being part of a new nationally syndicated podcast, The Shrimp Tank.

My co-host Brad Berger and I had a blast with seven fascinating guests starting in September. We begin 2017 with a switch in times – now 3 pm PST every other Wednesday. The next episode with stream live on January 11th with our guest Ryan Fournier of Fournier Insurance Solutions in University Place, WA.

Since the calendar is flipping into a new year, I thought it might be a great time to review our fantastic guests from last year! You’ll find each episode of our first seven guests on a daily blog post – both the audio podcast (45 minutes) and the video wrap-up (5-6 minutes). I encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter (on our website above) and to our show on iTunes.

Episode 7: Michele Doyle / Owner MD Design Group: LINK

Michele Doyle is the founder of MD Design Group, formerly known as Michele Interiors, Inc. Good design is her passion. Before pursuing that passion, she spend 20 years in the corporate IT sector supporting Fortune 1000 where she became well disciplined in software design and development, project management and designing business solutions by thoroughly assessing clients’ needs. The discipline skills necessary to be successful in that environment translated beautifully in the interior design world and uniquely qualified her to serve her clients’ needs fully.

She completed her design education at Seattle Art Institute’s intensive Residential Design Program, where she developed a solid foundation as an interior designer. Ready to apply her design education, and with the help of her successful corporate background and lifelong experience as a do-it-yourselfer, she incorporated Michele Interiors in 2005 to provide professional interior design services to Kitsap County and surrounding communities. She had a vision to grow her company and to be a learning organization that could provide an exciting working environment and offer living wages and benefits to her employees. The formation of MD Design Group in 2014 was the realization of that vision.

Local contractors she works with respect MD Design Group’s ability to clearly communicate their clients’ design and project goals to them and their subcontractors. MD Design Group values the business and collaborative relationships they have with these talented and skilled local craftsmen who possess excellent work ethics. They believe their clients deserve the best and they always endeavor to provide it.

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Shrimp Tank Redux #6

January 9, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOne of the highlights of 2016 for me was being part of a new nationally syndicated podcast, The Shrimp Tank.

My co-host Brad Berger and I had a blast with seven fascinating guests starting in September. We begin 2017 with a switch in times – now 3 pm PST every other Wednesday. The next episode with stream live on January 11th with our guest Ryan Fournier of Fournier Insurance Solutions in University Place, WA.

Since the calendar is flipping into a new year, I thought it might be a great time to review our fantastic guests from last year! You’ll find each episode of our first seven guests on a daily blog post – both the audio podcast (45 minutes) and the video wrap-up (5-6 minutes). I encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter (on our website above) and to our show on iTunes.

Episode 6: Ingemar Anderson / President Kitsap Publishing: LINK

Ingemar Anderson is a founder of four successful businesses, book author, professional speaker, investor, analyst executive offering 25+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams of technical experts and business management.

Ingemar received his Master of Business Administration M.B.A. with a specialty in Finance in 2004 and has over twenty years of experience working with and leading cross-functional teams to invent, design, implement, validate, market, sell and operate business systems. He has advised and supported executive management of many Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries like finance, life science, manufacturing, retail, logistics, media/entertainment, education, legal, software, and automotive. Ingemar Anderson has extensive experience in successfully converting complex business ideas and technological challenges into profitable business solutions.

Ingemar started Kitsap Publishing in September 2014 in response to a strong demand from many local and regional authors for a service to convert their manuscripts into physical and electronic books. Quickly, Kitsap Publishing has evolved into a known authority for book publishing, and has since 2016 started offering a new program called “Publishing for Professionals (TM).” With several professional authors and speakers already onboard, Kitsap Publishing thrives to provide reliable and high quality services for authors who are looking for book design work, book printing, fulfillment and other logistical services to complement their own business activities like professional speaking, business or life-coaching.. (www.KitsapPublishing.com)

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Shrimp Tank Redux #5

January 7, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOne of the highlights of 2016 for me was being part of a new nationally syndicated podcast, The Shrimp Tank.

My co-host Brad Berger and I had a blast with seven fascinating guests starting in September. We begin 2017 with a switch in times – now 3 pm PST every other Wednesday. The next episode with stream live on January 11th with our guest Ryan Fournier of Fournier Insurance Solutions in University Place, WA.

Since the calendar is flipping into a new year, I thought it might be a great time to review our fantastic guests from last year! You’ll find each episode of our first seven guests on a daily blog post – both the audio podcast (45 minutes) and the video wrap-up (5-6 minutes). I encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter (on our website above) and to our show on iTunes.

Episode 5: Jeff Rounce / Founder of The Business Examiner (Tacoma): LINK

Jeff Rounce is a graduate of Washington State University and a veteran of the United States Airforce. Before founding the Business Examiner in 1986 he had a career in on-air news management throughout each of the four Pacific Northwest states.

Early on, the Business Examiner came in the form of a bi-weekly newspaper exclusively covering the local South Sound business community. After three decades, the Business Examiner left the newspaper medium behind and moved to a monthly glossy magazine starting in 2016. This is in addition to a robust digital presence – both in extensive web content and e-newsletters.

A believer that businesspersons ought to be participants in their communities, Jeff is a past-president of the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, past director of both Tacoma-Pierce County and Olympia-Thurston County Chambers of Commerce, and current member of PLU School of Business Advisory Board. This is in addition to numerous other volunteer leadership activities with local industry and non-profit organizations.

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