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Entrepreneurially Thinking

Welcome to the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast with Christy Mayfield and Cheryl Watkins-Moore. We are here to help you step outside your comfort zone to expand your mindset and create new pathways to business success in St. Louis and beyond. Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur, working professional or just curious about what it means to think entrepreneurially, we invite you to join us for conversations with local leaders about how we can all unlock your potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation.

 

Learn more at http://entrepreneuriallythinking.org/

 

 

ETHINKSTL-032-Sports Entrepreneurship

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ETHINKSTL-032-Sports Entrepreneurship

Does your calendar revolve around professional sports seasons? Are you the designated sports expert among your friends? Were you the one who organized the office-wide fantasy football league this year?

ETHINKSTL-030-The Collective Conduits of the Chambers of Commerce

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ETHINKSTL-030-The Collective Conduits of the Chambers of Commerce

We are very lucky to have a wealth of resources in our region to help individuals create and build new businesses. That includes the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce as well as the newly formed local chapter of the US Black Chamber.

ETHINKSTL-028-Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad

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ETHINKSTL-028-Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad

We live in a very diverse city with hard working people. Many of the folks in our region are hard working immigrants who are helping to make St. Louis a great city and region to LIVE, WORK and PLAY.

ETHINKSTL-026 – Coding New Formula of Success for Children of Color

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ETHINKSTL-026 – Coding New Formula of Success for Children of Color

Entrepreneurs are driven to identify and solve problems. In the entrepreneurial ecosystem it’s called the “pain” point of customers. Shay Gillespie and Jared Arms created their businesses out of distinctly different sources of personal pain.

ETHINKSTL-024 – The Balsa Foundation – A Welcoming Boost to Get First-Time Businesses Going

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ETHINKSTL-024 – The Balsa Foundation – A Welcoming Boost to Get First-Time Businesses Going

How does having $500-$1000 to start your business sound to you? That’s what winning a BALSA Foundation grant can do. This organization helps to change lives for many early stage entrepreneurs by not only providing financial support but also mentoring and other resource assistance.

ETHINKSTL-022 -SLATE AND SBDC-Connecting Earners with Owners

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ETHINKSTL-022 -SLATE AND SBDC-Connecting Earners with Owners

Christy and Cheryl get to meet a lot of interesting people. After a particularly fun and productive meeting with Stacey Fowler from SLATE and Kevin Wilson from the SBTDC, they knew they had to have them on the show.

ETHINKSTL-020-Inside Home Health Care: the Expanse of Opportunities, Challenges and Trends

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ETHINKSTL-020-Inside Home Health Care: the Expanse of Opportunities, Challenges and Trends

“Pivot on Your Plan” is a term we use in the innovation community. In the lives of these two resilient entrepreneurs, “pivot” played a critical role. So did mentorship, a solid team and being aware of and ready for change.

ETHINKSTL-018-Healthcare Offers Wealth of Entrepreneurial Opportunity

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ETHINKSTL-018-Healthcare Offers Wealth of Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Healthcare businesses are doing well in our region and many entrepreneurs are building strong businesses in this industry. Today, we are speaking with two entrepreneurs in this market sector —one building a new venture, DEAL-C2, focused on diabetes home care and another seasoned and successful entrepreneur, chiropractor, and business partner in Proficient Chiropractic.

ETHINKSTL-016-Empowering the People and Businesses in North STL and Beyond

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ETHINKSTL-016-Empowering the People and Businesses in North STL and Beyond

Today Cheryl and Christy are with Lynette Watson from our local Small Business and Technology Development Center – also known as SBDC or SBTDC - and Michael O’Brien from Prosperity Connection.

ETHINKSTL-014-East St. Louis Initiative: Transforming A Community Through Entrepreneurship

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ETHINKSTL-014-East St. Louis Initiative: Transforming A Community Through Entrepreneurship

Sometimes it takes someone (or a few someones!) from the outside to see the potential in your own backyard. Enter the East St. Louis Initiative (ESLI.) You may not know it but for the last two years graduate students from Washington University have been listening to and talking with business owners and folks with startup ideas in East St. Louis. Their goal – to change people’s lives one small business at a time.

ETHINKSTL-031-The Entrepreneurial Grace of the Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center

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ETHINKSTL-031-The Entrepreneurial Grace of the Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center

You know we have a bias for good food and great company – this episode delivers on both! Annie Magny, founder of One Dish Wonders, joins Alyce Wilson, Director of the Grace Hill Women’s Business Center, to share her entrepreneurial journey.

ETHINKSTL-029-Creating Places and Spaces for New Ideas

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ETHINKSTL-029-Creating Places and Spaces for New Ideas

Cheryl and Christy are passionate about connecting people – great ideas, companies, invention and progress don’t happen in isolation. It is important to connect with a community of like-minded people for the support and inspiration you need to make your dreams a reality.

ETHINKSTL-027-NSBE! Engineers and Entrepreneurs-like in mind, spirit, excellence and impact!

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ETHINKSTL-027-NSBE! Engineers and Entrepreneurs-like in mind, spirit, excellence and impact!

Persistent, Intellectually Curious, Courageous, Entrepreneurial, Innovative—these are all familiar entrepreneurial terms that are used by our guests to describe folks that are engineers.

ETHINKSTL-025 – Starting from Square One

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ETHINKSTL-025 – Starting from Square One

CET, the state’s oldest and largest Innovation Center celebrates nearly 20 years of entrepreneur training programs! CET has been working to find, support and grow entrepreneurial ventures and they’re succeeding with the Square One Boot Camp and Square One Ignite programs.

ETHINKSTL-023 - New Realities – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed

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ETHINKSTL-023 - New Realities – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed

If you look under the hood of startup action in the “information technology” space, some of what you find is the IoT, blockchain (think Bitcoin), Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Augmented Realty and Virtual Reality. This is where action and innovation is taking place across dozens of industries.

ETHINKSTL-021-Social Entrepreneurship: Do good while doing well!

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ETHINKSTL-021-Social Entrepreneurship: Do good while doing well!

Working to change the world? Not all entrepreneurs are motivated by profit - some see earned revenue as a way to finance the social change they want to see.

ETHINKSTL-019-Beyond Incarceration: Entrepreneurship Opens Pathways to Prosperity

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ETHINKSTL-019-Beyond Incarceration: Entrepreneurship Opens Pathways to Prosperity

According to the most recent Kauffman Foundation Index of Startup activity, about 17% of entrepreneurs in Missouri and 29% in St. Louis where unemployed before starting their business. This suggests that some entrepreneurs are starting businesses out of necessity.

ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists...AgTech Fast-Growing Industry

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ETHINKSTL-017-From farmers to physicists...AgTech Fast-Growing Industry

From farmer to physicist, the trends in AgTech run the gamut! Tune in to find out what's hot and how you can be part of one of St. Louis' fastest growing industries.

ETHINKSTL-015-Immigrant Entrepreneurs! A World of Enterprising Opportunity

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ETHINKSTL-015-Immigrant Entrepreneurs! A World of Enterprising Opportunity

Today we are speaking with Betsy Cohen, Executive Director for the Regional Immigration & Innovation Initiative, the St. Louis Mosaic Project and Julia Li, Founder and Executive Director, Create Space Generator and Executive in her family’s business, JX Restaurants, which includes the famous LuLu Seafood restaurant.

ETHINKSTL-013-Strategically Focused, Diligent, Resilient and Peaceful-Ralph Thompson

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ETHINKSTL-013-Strategically Focused, Diligent, Resilient and Peaceful-Ralph Thompson

Christy and Cheryl with Ralph Thompson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mind Safety Management, LLC, a St. Louis information technology company headquartered in our CORTEX Innovation District.

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