The PreBoot Cincy Podcast show

The PreBoot Cincy Podcast

Summary: A podcast for everyday entrepreneurs and the stories before the startup. This podcast is based out of Cincinnati, OH and seeks to tell the stories of local entrepreneurs. Those who have ideas that they want to put into the world but are not sure how to get there. How do you leave the security of your day job, the status quo, or the your daily routine and step out over the ledge into the unknown world of trying to start your own business. On this podcast I will share with you my journey, as I seek to do this, as it is playing out in real time. As well as tell the stories of those who have gone before us to start their own business. I am driven by a simple mantra. I want to make things better by making better things and think that the world needs our best ideas. I want to help you get your idea out into the world by thinking through a simple but effective framework that helps you understand and evaluate your idea (risk, runway and reward) as well as yourself (tenacity, capacity, and financ-ity). It you want to connect either follow on twitter @PreBootPodcast or go to Enjoy!


 EP 16: Wayne Kiphart: Founder, IT Expert, & Cookie Fanatic | Gratia Inc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:33

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! Wayne’s story starts off with dropping out of college and along the way has a few other bumps in the road as well. However, his story also includes a lot of hard work, being willing to do the job no one else wanted to do and learn the things others didn’t […]

 EP 15: Julia Fischer: Founder, Play Advocate, & Sweeping Enthusiast | Play Library | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! As a kid Julia had a few passions and loves. She longed of being an inventor (despite not know what she want to invent), but she also loved sweeping and cleaning. However, growing up in a wealthy suburb of New York, Julia felt conflicted between her passions and the pressures and […]

 EP 14: Lawrence Jones, Founder, Humanitarian, & Cafeteria Sandwich Mogul | Just Hire Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! A lot of entrepreneurs stories can be traced back to being a kid, maybe a lemonade stand, or selling baseball cards, the entrepreneurial itch often starts at a young age. This was true for Lawrence. His marketplace? The cafeteria. His product? The sandwich his mom packed him for lunch. The entrepreneurial […]

 EP 13: Blake Smith, Founder, Minimalist, & Les Mis Fan | Cladwell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe! Cladwell is an app that helps you figure out what to wear everyday, with the clothes from your closet. Blake’s goal isn’t to sell you more clothes but to make sure you love (and wear) everything you own. This balance, however, hasn’t always been an easy one to strike. (He […]

 EP 012: Keith Knapp, Woodworker, Side Hustler, and Proud Father | Ohio Valley Reclaimed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe  Early on in his career Keith learned a valuable lesson about the art of the “Side Hustle”. Keith, who originally went to law school, had a few early pivots in his career, which led him to being a life of entrepreneurship. If he is not hard at work helping launch new brands with […]

 EP 011: Stephen Sargent Co-Founder, Videographer, and 6th Grade Gymnast | Drive Media House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe  There may not be many entrepreneurs who would openly describe themselves as being risk adverse. However, that is exactly how Stephen describes himself. Stephen didn’t necessarily set out to start and run a business full time. He got his start with a few high school friends, a camera, and a love for […]

 Introducing Season 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe  After three months of waiting Season 2 is just around the corner! And we have some pretty exciting news to share. Most importantly, check out the new segment called “Garage Stories” sponsored by Braxton Brewing Co. If you want to come to the recording event please RSVP on Facebook! If you […]

 EP 010: You Can’t Build A Small Business Alone | PreBoot on the Streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe and join the new PreBoot People Facebook Group! What if I put a microphone in your face and asked you, “Who is someone you need to thank who has helped you get where you are today?” Well, that is exactly what I did for 6 different entrepreneurs. For the final episode of season […]

 EP 009: Busyness and the Feeling of Failure | My Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe Are you too Busy? Stressed? Overloaded? Or feel like a failure? Me too, well at least a few months ago I did. So I did a podcast about it. In this episode I want to pull back the curtain and share another update on how life has been. The last time […]

 EP 008: Brett Johnson, Food Truck Founder and Bad Girl Graduate | Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interested in hearing more? Subscribe If you are like me you have sat around at many parties talking about businesses you want to start. And if you are also like me you haven’t actually started any of them. But if you have…well…you are more like this week’s guest, Brett Johnson. Brett, along with his wife and aunt, […]

 EP 007: Crafting Your Core Message | Curation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Subscribe Have you ever had someone ask you, “What is your idea?” only to see their eyes start to glaze over and fill with the regret of asking you in the first place because you are 5 minutes in and barely getting started? Yeah me neither. This episode should help solve that problem. It is all […]

 EP 006: Building a Financial Framework with Drew Trenz, Founder of the Trellis Club | Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Subscribe Summary: If you are like Drew (which I am) you are constantly talking about wanting to start your own business and you have no shortage of ideas to talk about. But, after years of keeping the books for a variety of non-profits and small businesses, Drew was tired of only talking about being an […]

 EP 005: Are We Enjoying Life? | My Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Subscribe Summary: Are you an aspiring entrepreneur wondering how starting your own business might affect your life? Your relationships? Your free time? Or your spouse? I am hoping this episode can provide some insight into those questions. In this episode we did something different. I recorded a conversation my wife and I had as we talked […]

 EP 004: Gex Williams: Entrepreneur, Movie Director, & Kentucky Boy | Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Subscribe Summary: Gex Williams is an entrepreneur, a movie director and (in his words not mine) “a Kentucky boy”, which as he can tell you, is an important part of how he grew up start his own IT business. In additional to being the founder of UpNow Gex has also been the producer and director of a […]

 EP 003: Should I Start My Own Business? – The PreBoot Framework | Intro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:49

Subscribe Summary: In Episode 003 I introduce the “PreBoot Framework”. The framework I have used to evaluate the idea I want to start and serves as the foundation for the conversations I will be having with other people in future episodes. Show Notes: As the final part of the 3 episode introduction into what the PreBoot Podcast […]


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