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Justin Gold: Growing a Food Startup (The DOcast)

Justin Gold at his peanut butter lab (his office)
Justin Gold at his Peanut Butter Lab (his office)

When Justin was in college, he would make his own organic & natural peanut-butter and store it in the fridge to save up on money. Over time his roommates would eat it all before he got to it, so he simply put his name on the jar to let everyone know who is was for. That just gave them a name to ask for it, then everyone wanted that “Justin’s” peanut butter in that was always in the fridge. Now, Justin’s is a multi-million dollar business that ships their natural nut-butters worldwide. Continue reading Justin Gold: Growing a Food Startup (The DOcast)

Jared Loftus: Shake Them Haters Off (The DOcast)

Jared Loftus getting cozy with the t-shirt business.
Jared Loftus getting cozy with the t-shirt business.

Spotting a trend for an entrepreneur is hard, repeatedly capitalizing on a trend is even harder. Jared Loftus founded Tiger District after LSU’s ’03 SEC Championship game, brought one of the first food trucks (Taco de Paco & Ninja Snowballs) to the area, and launched the first co-working space for entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge, LA. He’s also on the board of C.A.T.S. (Capital Area Transit System), puts together a free art gallery, and raps on his free time. Continue reading Jared Loftus: Shake Them Haters Off (The DOcast)

Dan Andrews: The Travel + Business Hacker (The DOcast)

Dan Andrews at his lifestyle entrepreneur incubator in Bali called Tropical MBA
Dan Andrews at his lifestyle entrepreneur incubator in Bali dubbed as the Tropical MBA

If you where to look up the definition of lifestyle design, you would see the name Dan Andrews, along with “yeah buddy”. Like many of us in the beginning, he use to work 60+ unfulfilling hours for someone else. Now, he has built an multi-million dollar business while traveling to exotic locations all over the world. He’s the host of the Lifestyle Business Podcast (inspired me to start my own business), Tropical Talk Radio (a conversation on business/travel hacking), started Tropical MBA — a Lifestyle Entrepreneur incubator/house to live in and grow your company — and he makes modern cat furniture. Continue reading Dan Andrews: The Travel + Business Hacker (The DOcast)

Sean Simone: Starting a Tribe + Giveaway (The DOcast)

Sean Simone — Tasering by his vision board
Sean Simone — Tasering by his vision board

This guy knows exactly how to build a viable business and attract people to it. Sean Simone is the Founder and board member of SeNSE — a hub where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas in Baton Rouge, LA., VP of an online marketing firm called BlueReach, and CEO/Co-founder of Yellow Jacket — the first consumer-grade stun-gun smart phone case. All by the age of 23. Continue reading Sean Simone: Starting a Tribe + Giveaway (The DOcast)