Minneapolis St. Paul Business Radio
  • Business RadioX®
15 episodes
Business RadioX® is amplifying the voice of business by sharing unscripted conversations from local business leaders serving their market, their community, and their profession.

Episodes

Dan Cady, Cady Business Technology
2021 Jul 19
Dan Cady, Cady Business Technology (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 14) Dan started Cady Business Technology with a drive to serve the business market with customized voice systems and white glove service. Dan and host John Ray discussed optimized phone systems, what’s new in voice technology, how for most clients his firm offers hard dollars [...]
Julie Keyes, KeyeStrategies, LLC
2021 Jun 29
Julie Keyes, KeyeStrategies, LLC (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 14) As a entrepreneur who went through her own business exit, Julie Keyes, Founder and President of KeyeStrategies, is passionate about supporting business owners in their transition and exit journey. She explains the crucial differences between transition, succession, and exit, why planning for an exit involves [...]
Leslie Vaillancourt, CheqrPay
2021 Jun 29
Leslie Vaillancourt, CheqrPay (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 13) Fintech veteran Leslie Vaillancourt is committed to supporting the work of nonprofits through the company she founded, CheqrPay. Unlike other well-known payment applications which nonprofits have traditionally used, CheqrPay offers donors a frictionless giving experience, which in turn creates more potential donations for the charity. Leslie joined host John [...]
Tammy Mann, Harmony Cricket Farm
2021 Jun 24
Tammy Mann, Harmony Cricket Farm (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 12) In her search for high-quality protein to improve her own health, Tammy Mann learned about the health benefits of crickets. She tried cricket powder, and it was not love at first taste. But she persisted, eventually creating products, including Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookie [...]
Lisa J. Smith, SMITH Company LLC
2021 Jun 18
Lisa J. Smith, SMITH Company LLC (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 11) If you’re engaged in B2B sales, this show is a must listen. Lisa J. Smith of SMITH Company joined host John Ray to discuss why B2B sales can be so hard, the shifts in client behavior, work styles, and digital demand which affect [...]
Pete Steege, B2B Clarity
2021 Jun 11
Pete Steege, B2B Clarity (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 10) Pete Steege helps B2B companies create the organizational mindset necessary to implement marketing strategies which generate discernable ROI. In this conversation with host John Ray, Pete discussed why marketing is particularly difficult for B2B companies, what it means to “rightsize marketing,” his top three marketing [...]
Young Bebus, VR Business Brokers
2021 Jun 10
Young Bebus, VR Business Brokers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 9) Finding she loved the mergers and acquisition side of business, Young Bebus leapt from healthcare operations into owning her own business brokerage. In a conversation with host John Ray, Young discussed the market for businesses today, why the hard part of selling a business [...]
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Amalia Latin Gourmet
2021 May 25
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Amalia Latin Gourmet (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 8) Amalia Moreno-Damgaard made a successful and accomplished transition from international banking to her first love, Guatemalan cooking and culture. She joined John Ray to chart the work she’s involved in and her passion for cultural education. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is produced virtually by the [...]
Laura Meemken, All Clean Food
2021 May 21
Laura Meemken, All Clean Food (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 7) Faced with food allergies in her kids, Laura Meemken co-founded All Clean Food, dedicated to kid-friendly meals free of the top fourteen food allergens. She and host John Ray discussed her journey to start the business, the products they offer, and much more. Minneapolis-St. [...]
Blaine Stephens, Schooley Mitchell
2021 May 10
Blaine Stephens, Schooley Mitchell (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 6) Blaine Stephens of Schooley Mitchell joined host John Ray to discuss how he helps businesses and non-profits realize significant savings from telecom, utility, and other vendors, how his firm gets paid based on results, his own career journey, and much more. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio [...]