Breaking News: Studio Sponsor For Seattle Shrimp Tank Podcast

BA-Logo-RGB_Horizontal_NEWThe Seattle Shrimp Tank is pleased to announce a new name for its studio.

It will now be called the Business Accelerants™ Studio. Paul Menig and his company, Business Accelerants™ Powered by Tech-I-M, has agreed to provide support to this important endeavor to help small businesses.

Paul uses the Business Accelerants™ 7-Forces Model™ and other tools to assess the current state of small and medium businesses. Based on the information, he helps business owners and leaders develop a GAME plan to accelerate profitable growth, to get them more money from the business and more time for their lives.

Paul was a guest on the show (Episode 28) to discuss what he and his son discovered while looking for a business to buy in the Seattle area. Paul was an “Intra-preneur” at General Electric, Eaton, and Daimler developing new businesses and products for multiple industries including medical, aerospace, defense, industrial automation, and transportation. Since 2012 he has mentored and coached several hundred businesses about getting started, making a Grow And Make Earnings (GAME) plan, and how to exit gracefully.

Paul said, “I’m excited to be part of the Seattle Shrimp Tank podcast and its association nationally with iHeart RADIO. Small and medium businesses are the heart of business. Entrepreneurs need to be encouraged, educated, and empowered to create jobs and help others.”

Thank you Paul for your commitment and support of the podcast! To learn more about Paul and his company, email him and introduce yourself as a member of the community.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

Commercials: We have two 30-second commercials per show (26 shows per year). Those of you as guests have heard them. Here is what you get with your commercial: Brand mention at the show’s start and before your commercial; banner link on our Shrimp Tank website; opportunity to have swag on broadcast table or in goodie bag (microphone stands, mugs, etc.)

First Underwriters Insurance Brokers (Dan Weedin) is already committed; we have room for one more. The fee is $400 per month.

Shrimp Peelers: For $400 per year, you will get your logo on our website with the link to your website; get “shout outs” during every broadcast; and get recognition on all marketing and events.

Thank you to our new Shrimp Peeler sponsors that have jumped into the tank head first! They are: Diana Smeland – Port Ludlow Associates; Monica Blackwood – Westsound Workforce; Kathy Cocus – Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA); Brenda Wall – Legal Shield; Michele Doyle – MD Design Group; and Symetra Life (Nate Kohl).

Shrimp Tank: Guest Mike Anderson

Our latest guest on the Shrimp Tank was Mike Anderson, CEO of PayNorthwest. His company is a leader in payroll services and management for small and medium sized companies. Hear his story and gain his insights on being an entrepreneur.

Listen to the entire podcast, right here on our website!

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Shrimp Tank Podcast with Erin Jones

Our latest Shrimp Tank podcast episode featured our guest, Erin Jones.

Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly Black to predominantly White to some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while working at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching at Rogers High School in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015.

After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 years ago to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%. Erin has given TED Talks which can be found on YouTube.  A few samples of her TED Talks are “Passion for Change” at and “Be A Bridge” at

Erin has two children in college, one who works full-time and plays rugby, and a husband, James, who is a teacher in North Thurston School District.

Listen to the PODCAST


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Shrimp Tank Podcast: Dan Weedin as Guest!

I got to be guest on my own podcast. Watch the video wrap up or click here to listen to the entire podcast! Listen to questions that I get to answer on entrepreneurship, business, and Captain Jack!

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Shrimp Tank Podcast: Rachel Young

Our last guest on the Seattle Shrimp Tank was Rachel Young of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes. Rachel’s business took off after her appearance on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Listen to Rachel’s story and learn why her cupcakes are out of this world!

To hear the entire podcast, go to our website.

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Shrimp Tank Podcast: Pam Leno

Our last guest on The Shrimp Tank was Pam Leno from Ideal Wellness NW. We had a marvelous and fascinating conversation on her business and how you can improve your own health and well-being. Watch the video and then go to our website to listen to the entire podcast. We are also available on iTunes under Seattle Shrimp Tank.

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Shrimp Tank Podcast: Alanna Imbach

Check out our latest podcast with guest, Alanna Imbach, CEO of Vibe Coworks. Learn about how coworking is sweeping the country and why it’s changing how people work and run businesses.

This is the video wrap up. To hear the entire podcast with Alanna, go to our website. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes so you never miss an episode.

Listen to entire podcast

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Shrimp Tank Podcast: Aaron Schmookler

Great show last week with Aaron Schmookler from The Yes Works. Watch the video and then listen to the entire podcast on our website. You’ll learn a lot about leadership and management from Aaron and his partner in crime, Zander!

Podcast: Click Here



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