Episode 9. Jonathan Boyd, Founder of BreakThroughGuitar.com: Provides his story of converting a passion into a business while discovering another niche!

March 12, 2018

Welcome to Episode 9 with Jonathan Boyd, Founder of BreakThroughGuitar.com, a Birmingham based startup that connects average guitar enthusiasts and converts them into professional level players within 6 weeks!  Previously as a mechanical engineer by day and a guitar playing enthusiast by night, Jonathan was able to engineer a ground breaking training program from the ground up, first as a class based training then as a web based training platform with breakthroughguitar.com.

Jonathan, with host Mart Marasco discusses the evolution of his startup from concept to creation and how he discovered a new passion in online target marketing through social media and sales funnels, built by himself for breakthroughguitar.com and now other businesses.

Visit www.breakthroughguitar.com to learn more about the innovative teaching program and how you can convert your amateur guitar playing skills to pro like within weeks! 

You can connect with Jonathan via email @: jonathan@breakthroughguitar.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-boyd/

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Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 8. Tony Summerville, Founder and CEO of Fleetio: Shares his awesome journey as a startup in 2011 to a successful scale-up in 2018!

February 27, 2018

Welcome to Episode 8 with Tony Summerville, Founder and CEO of Fleetio, a Birmingham homegrown success story from concept to scale-up in less than 6 years!  Fleetio was founded in 2011 out of Tony's home and is a SaaS platform providing a modern and simplistic web and APP based solution to fleet management for companies globally.  Today the company employ's over 25 team members and has an official headquarters located downtown Birmingham. 

Tony, with host Mart Marasco discusses the Fleetio success story from concept creation, to testing a minimal viable product, launching the platform and now scaling and evolving the company simultaneously.  He also discusses his tips on how to be successsful with your own business and why it is always important to focus on value added tasks everyday!

Visit www.Fleetio.com to view Fleetio's Fleet Management Innovative Services and their awesome value add customer focused culture!  

You can connect with Tony via email @: tsummerville@fleetio.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonysummerville/

Join the Meetup Startup Drinks:https://www.meetup.com/bhm-startup-drinks/

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes.  Contact the host: Mart Marasco, mart@savvystartupcity.com, with your feedback and comments to help improve future episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 7. Gary McCormick, Principal and Founder of GMC Communications: Educates us on the importance of PR and a Communications Plan to any business and where to start!

February 16, 2018

Welcome to Episode 7 with Gary McCormick, Prinicpal and Founder of GMC Communications, a PR and communications firm that brings over 30 years of experience delivering strategic public relations and target marketing counsel to help grow your brand and business's presense in any industry!

Gary, with host Mart Marasco, educates us on why a communications plan and target marketing is critical to any business or startup, how to begin the process affectively, and the value it brings to your brand and business immediately if done the right way. He also shares his diverse and unique background of over 3 decades within the PR and marketing industries and how it has evolved into new marketing mediums over that time.

Visit www.gmccomm.com to view Gary's firm and their services that will enhance your brand and grow your business affectively with the appropriate target marketing approach.

You can connect with Gary via email @: gary@gmccomm.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-mccormick-apr-fellow-prsa-0871643/

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes.  Contact the host: Mart Marasco, mart@savvystartupcity.com, with your feedback and comments to help improve future episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 6. Serge Amouzou, Founder and CEO of Delect: Discusses his Tech Startup and how it brought him to Birmingham!

February 9, 2018

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast.  Serge Amouzou is the Founder and CEO of Delect, a point of sale APP and web based system that connects restaurants directly to consumers and enhances the interaction between both while improving the restaurants operations and customer targeted marketing founded in Washington DC, but now based out of Birmingham.

Serge, with host Mart Marasco, discusses how his startup is enhancing the standard sitdown restaurant experience and improving operational efficiencies for restaurant owners while growing their targeted customer base.  He also explains how Delect was born, the daily life of building an innovative business and how it brought him to Birmingham!

Visit www.delect.co to explore their services that enhance your restaurant experience, and if a restaurant owner how it improves your operations and grows your business with more happy customers.

You can connect with Serge via email @: serge@delect.co

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/serge-amouzou-65b76841/

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes.  Contact the host: Mart Marasco, mart@savvystartupcity.com, with your feedback and comments to help improve future episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 5. Taylor Wyatt, Co-Founder and President of MotionMobs: Shares her journey of launching a technology services business and how it has led to other exciting opportunities!

February 2, 2018

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast.  Taylor Wyatt, President and Co-Founder of MotionMobs is a custom software consulting and development firm, specializing in new product development with a mobile-first focus based in Birmingham. 

Taylor, with host Mart Marasco, discusses why she ventured into her own business as an already successful technology professional, how she has applied her early days into her fast growing business, and what she is doing outside of her day job to support the business community and Birminghamas a whole.

Visit www.motionmobs.com to explore their services that could enhance your business through custom software and application development.

You can connect with Taylor via email @: taylor@motionmobs.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/taylorpeake/ 

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes.  Contact the host: Mart Marasco, mart@savvystartupcity.com, with your feedback and comments to help improve future episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 4. Kimberly Brock, Owner of Bitty’s Living Kitchen and Birmingham local: Shares her story of turning a new found passion into a delicious and healthy eatery!

January 18, 2018

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast.  Kimberly Brock, Owner and Founder of Bitty's Living Kitchen is a pop up kitchen supported by the RevBirmingham initiative that features fresh salads, soups, wraps, juices and detox waters from locally sourced produce prepared inhouse everyday!  As a local entreprenear to Birmingham, Kim has started and owned previous eateries, but found her true passion with Bitty's Living Kitchen and the healing power, nurishment, and flavorful taste through the use of whole, uncooked foods.

Kim, with host Mart Marasco, discusses onsite at her eatery in the Pizitz Food Hall what motivated her passion towards this style of eatery, the challenges of offering fresh dishes everyday, and why it is all worth it!

Visit www.bittyslivingkitchen.com to explore their menu or visit them downtown Birmingham at the Pizitz Food Hall until January 28th to experience the delicious and healthy dishes for yourself!

Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bittyslivingkitchen/ or

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1021461755/bittys-living-kitchen/ to stay up to date on their new services and potential location!

You can connect Kim via email @: chef@bittyslivingkitchen.com

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes.  Contact the host: Mart Marasco, mart@savvystartupcity.com, with your feedback and comments to help improve future episodes!

 

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Episode 3. Dr. Sameer Ather, CEO and Founder of startup XpertDox.com: Shares his entrepreneurial journey and how he applied his unique skills to business.

January 8, 2018

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast.  Dr. Sameer Ather, CEO and Founder of XpertDox.com is a web based tool to help patients find the best Physician or Specialist based on their specific disease or illness.  As an entrepreneur, Cardiologist and Data Scientist, Dr. Ather has applied his diverse and unique skill set to a business that supports patients and healthcare providers with targeted health and data management solutions.  

Sameer, with host Mart Marasco, discusses why he pivoted into the startup world, what he quickly learned about business and how he and his team at XpertDox continue to break through for the greater good! 

Visit www.xpertdox.com to explore the potential life changing search tool and find the best doctors to support your illness.

You can connect with Sameer via email @: sameer.ather@xpertdox.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sameer-ather-33a74bb1/

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 2. Devon Laney, CEO of the Innovation Depot: Why Birmingham is poised to be the home to Technology Based Startups in the Southeast.

January 5, 2018

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast.  Devon Laney, CEO of the Innovation Depot, is a business incubator located in downtown Birmingham focused on fostering technology based startups from concept to a scaled business.  Devon, with host Mart Marasco, discusses the steps Birmingham and the Innovation Depot have and are taking to position Birmingham as a business startup HUB and provides his entrepreneurial experience and advise to fellow interested entrepreneurs.

Visit www.innovationdepot.org to learn more about the services offered by the Innovation Depot to Birmingham based businesses and startups.

You can connect with Devon through:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/devonlaney/

Twitter: @devonlaney

Visit www.savvystartupcity.com to subscribe to the podcast, view the show notes and receive updates on newly released episodes!

Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast is your best source SPOTLIGHTING the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFYING the local resources to support them and EDUCATING perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

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Episode 1. Introduction to the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast w/ host Mart Marasco

November 15, 2017

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Savvy Startup Birmingham Podcast, where we SPOTLIGHT the SAVVY startup business community in Birmingham, IDENTIFY the local resources to support them and EDUCATE perspective entrepreaneurs eager to launch their dream through informative interviews at least once a week!

Listen to this very first Episode where Mart explains the format of the Podcast, provides a brief introductory to himself, and discusses why Birmingham is at the forefront when it comes to new business startups!

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