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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-039-BOOTS TO BUSINESS - Service and Veteran Entrepreneurs

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ETHINKSTL-039-BOOTS TO BUSINESS - Service and Veteran Entrepreneurs

Most of us don’t realize that every branch of the U.S. military is represented in St. Louis. Or that the Veteran’s Business Resource Center (VBRC) is based here and served a region that includes Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.

ETHINKSTL-037-Accelerating Better Family Life and Businesses

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ETHINKSTL-037-Accelerating Better Family Life and Businesses

There is a new business incubator in our city and if you weren’t there for the grand opening in December you missed a treat! In December 2016, Better Family Life located in the city of St. Louis opened a beautiful, new Business Development Center to support people who want to start a small to mid-size business or get help with an existing business.

ETHINKSTL-035-THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WITH THE QUBE

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ETHINKSTL-035-THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WITH THE QUBE

Cheryl and Christy with Charlie Wallace, a serial entrepreneur, whose product helps basketball players improve their shot. It’s called the “Qube Basketball Trainer System”—a patent pending product and system that touts immediate results!!

ETHINKSTL-033-Enterprising Independence-Paraquad

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ETHINKSTL-033-Enterprising Independence-Paraquad

Today, we will be chatting with an organization that is already impactful in our region with a long-standing history of changing the conversation about disabilities in St. Louis.

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-038-Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative-Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive

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ETHINKSTL-038-Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative-Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive

Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Research show that companies that embrace diversity are more profitable than companies that don’t.

ETHINKSTL-036-Sweaty Pits, Being Afraid and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone w/ SQ1 Grads

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ETHINKSTL-036-Sweaty Pits, Being Afraid and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone w/ SQ1 Grads

It’s hard to believe that this fall CET will be hosting its 4th Square One Boot Camp program. This 10-week intensive gives early stage IT, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs 30 hours of core business competency curriculum and an additional 20 hours of coaching and mentoring to help them validate their business model and take the next steps in advancing their venture. Applications open in July for the September cohort.

ETHINKSTL-034-Building Legacies And Opportunities in Construction

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ETHINKSTL-034-Building Legacies And Opportunities in Construction

TWC Constructors and Atelier3 Design are Redefining Design and Changing the Landscape Of Construction. An industry that will always be relevant and remain in demand is engineering and construction. Projections for the St. Louis region place the industry at over 4 billion dollars in the next few years.

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.

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