August 14, 2021
15-Step Checklist for Starting a Nonprofit

1. Define Your Mission & Write Your Mission Statement The first step in starting a nonprofit is to define your mission and write a mission statement. Not only is a mission statement helpful in guiding your strategic decisions, you will also need it while filing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. A mission statement will also come […]

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July 30, 2021
The Online Dating Coach - Erika Ettin

In this very fun episode, we talk to the pun-loving Erika Ettin about her career as an online dating coach, leaving a stable job to start her company (A Little Nudge), landing her first clients, constructing crossword puzzles, getting published in the New York Times, and much more.

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July 19, 2021
16-Step Legal Checklist for Startups and Small Businesses

Thinking about starting a business? Or maybe you’ve already got the ball rolling with your startup, but want to make sure you’re doing it the right way? Great! This series is for you. Our 16-Step Legal Checklist for Startups & Small Businesses walks through starting a business step-by-step. We start in the pre-planning phase and […]

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July 2, 2021
The Professor, Advisor & KU Legend - Mary Klayder, PhD

In today’s episode, we’re joined by University of Kansas Professor, Mary Klayder, PhD. We discuss her famous slogan, why she loves advising as much as teaching, pioneering study abroad programs, self discovery through literature, and so much more.

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June 25, 2021
The Ageless Entrepreneur - Rick Terrien

Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and the author of Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. He has launched businesses in industries ranging from manufacturing to printing to small foods. In this episode, we learn how Rick started his first business, how he has sold several businesses to go on “sabbaticals,” the misconceptions […]

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June 18, 2021
The Sports Journalist & Broncos Reporter - Phil Milani

In this very special episode, we sit down with Denver Broncos reporter Phil Milani to discuss sneaky ways to land a job interview, rising through the ranks of network journalism, and transitioning to a role with the Denver Broncos. We also talk about The Drive, the Broncos cafeteria, interviewing John Elway, misconceptions about his career, […]

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June 11, 2021
The Heart Surgeon - Dr. Tony Mozer

On today’s marathon episode, we talk to one of Mark’s lifelong friends, Dr. Tony Mozer. Tony is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. We discuss how Tony started his path towards becoming a surgeon, why he decided to get his MBA during his residency, the importance of meditation, how The Sopranos is […]

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June 8, 2021
How to Legally Turn a Side Hustle into a Small Business

If you’re ready to take your side hustle and turn it into a legitimate small business, there are a few things you can do to legally protect yourself and the business. We have done a whole playlist called The Legal Checklist for Startups that outlines several steps you might do if you're really starting a […]

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June 4, 2021
The Baptist Minister Turned LGBTQ+ Advocate & Political Consultant - Josh Cogan

Josh Cogan has an amazing story to tell and is consistently surprising us with unexpected details about his life. In this episode, we learn how Josh went from being a punk rocker to a baptist minister to an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in the Dallas, TX area. Buckle up, because it's a wild ride.

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May 21, 2021
"Hosts Only" with Mark and Darin - Coffee/Lunch/Beer Podcast

We’ve got a very special episode today as we spend the entire episode without the rude interruptions of guests. That’s right, it’s a hosts only episode with Mark and Darin! We run through the typical run of show so you can learn a little bit more about us and our journeys. We also discuss Mark’s […]

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