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[SpotOn Series] Leaving the Corporate World Behind With Brent Schwoerer of Engrained Brewing Company

[SpotOn Series] Leaving the Corporate World Behind With Brent Schwoerer of Engrained Brewing Company

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen welcomes Brent Schwoerer, Founder and Owner of Engrained Brewing Co., for a conversation about doing whatever it takes to chase your passion. Brent shares how he realized he was missing out on his passions while grinding away as a corporate employee, so he decided to start his own local brewery. He discusses the difficulties he endured in getting a loan to get started, his award-winning craft beer, and the values his brand is built upon.

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From Professional Athletics To Entrepreneurship With Steve Rowbotham

From Professional Athletics To Entrepreneurship With Steve Rowbotham

In this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Bela Musits sits down with Steve Rowbotham, the Managing Director at Navigator Technology, to talk about Steve’s trajectory from the sports world to entrepreneurship. They also discuss the effects of the pandemic on the media industry, target marketing strategies, and how to hire culturally fit employees.

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[SpotOn Series] A Restaurant That Triggers All Five Senses With Matthew Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of M-Rad Architecture and President of Fabel

[SpotOn Series] A Restaurant That Triggers All Five Senses With Matthew Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of M-Rad Architecture and President of Fabel

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Bela Musits welcomes Matthew Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of M-Rad Architecture and President of Fabel, a Miami-based restaurant that aims to tap into all five senses. Matthew talks about his approach to marketing and how his architectural ideas come about. He discusses the importance of quality food and ambience when creating a restaurant and the challenges of starting his own architectural firm from scratch.

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[SpotOn Series] From Stay-at-Home Mom To Franchise Founder With Nicole Tanner, Founder of Swig

[SpotOn Series] From Stay-at-Home Mom To Franchise Founder With Nicole Tanner, Founder of Swig

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen welcomes Nicole Tanner, Founder of Swig, to discuss the evolution of a drive thru location that serves flavorful drinks and sweet treats. Nicole talks about founding Swig out of enjoyment of Diet Coke and dissatisfaction with the drive-thru experience. She shares keys to her success, the process of concocting drinks including The Founder, Dew Gooder, and Just Peachy, and the benefits of becoming a franchisee with Swig.

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[SpotOn Series] Changing Course Post-Pandemic With Matthew Guelke, CEO and Co-founder of The Plant Cafe Organic

[SpotOn Series] Changing Course Post-Pandemic With Matthew Guelke, CEO and Co-founder of The Plant Cafe Organic

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Matthew Guekle, CEO and Co-founder of The Plant Cafe Organic, join’s Rise25’s Chad Franzen for a conversation about building and sustaining a restaurant brand based on belief and passion. Matthew shares The Plant’s origin story, what the early days were like, the pandemic’s disastrous effect on the business and their strategy for rebuilding. He also explains why his brand is a good opportunity for franchisees and who would be best suited for the role.

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[SpotOn Series] Continuously Improving the Restaurant Experience With Anthony Valletta, President of bartaco

[SpotOn Series] Continuously Improving the Restaurant Experience With Anthony Valletta, President of bartaco

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Chad Franzen talks to Anthony Valletta, President of bartaco, about the restaurant experience for both customers and employees. Anthony discusses the importance of generating loyalty from guests and staff — as restaurant owners know, happy servers usually mean happy customers, so he shares what bartaco has done to maximize team members’ enjoyment of working at bartaco and keep them there for the long term.

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[SpotOn Series] Successfully Expanding a Restaurant Brand With Chris Medhurst, President and COO of District Taco

[SpotOn Series] Successfully Expanding a Restaurant Brand With Chris Medhurst, President and COO of District Taco

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen welcomes Chris Medhurst, President and COO of District Taco, to discuss keys to rapid growth of a small restaurant brand. Chris shares District Taco’s founding story and talks about the concept’s uniqueness which has allowed it to add a new location each year since it launched over a decade ago. He talks about the painful impact the pandemic had on District Taco and keys to the brand’s recovery.

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[SpotOn Series] Where Brunch and Happy Hour Come Together With Josh and Pamela Beadel, Owners of The Breakfast Bar

[SpotOn Series] Where Brunch and Happy Hour Come Together With Josh and Pamela Beadel, Owners of The Breakfast Bar

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Josh and Pamela Beadel join Chad Franzen of Rise25 for a conversation about the growing popularity of breakfast restaurants which also offer full bar service. Josh and Pamela discuss where they developed their vision for a fun and friendly morning hangout, how their first location grew in popularity, the ways in which they provide value to the community, and their favorite morning drinks. If you enjoy brunch and happy hour, you’ll love this episode!

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[SpotOn Series] Successfully Operating Different Businesses in Multiple Industries With Joanna Gossett of Elite Hire Consulting, Romeo’s Pizza, Anytime Fitness, and AT&T

[SpotOn Series] Successfully Operating Different Businesses in Multiple Industries With Joanna Gossett of Elite Hire Consulting, Romeo’s Pizza, Anytime Fitness, and AT&T

On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Rise25’s Chad Franzen chats with Joanna Gossett, a franchisee with AT&T, Romeo’s Pizza, and Anytime Fitness, Founder of Elite Recruiting, and Partner and Property Manager at Gossett Homes. Joanna shares how she became an owner of businesses in five different industries and the different approaches to operating each of them. She also offers tips to job seekers looking to present a memorable resumé to potential employers.

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[SpotOn Series] How To Persevere in a Competitive Industry With Kenneth Price of Pizza Guys

[SpotOn Series] How To Persevere in a Competitive Industry With Kenneth Price of Pizza Guys

In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Kenneth Price, Franchisee at Pizza Guys. They discuss the most challenging parts of Kenneth’s entrepreneurial journey, how good discipline and the right mentality are the foundation of success, the key to creating a strong brand culture, and the learning opportunities of starting your first business. Kenneth shares the process of ensuring success when taking over restaurant locations and what systems helped him rapidly expand his business.

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