Episode 508 | Broadcast: February 28, 2015
Today's show includes two entrepreneurs who did it their way. Leisa interviews Jonathan Levine, chef and founder of Jonathan’s The Rub. And Russ hosts Ross Baird, founder of Village Capital. In our vignettes: PKF Texas’ Byron Hebert hosts Andy Ray; Leisa interviews Allie Danziger, Integrate; and Robin Tooms visits with Sara Heald of Air Alliance Houston.
School of Business
Russ & John present the show that is built for business and for BusinessMakers. We love the people willing to work for it and build it themselves. Includes This Week in Business History and the Jargon Challenge Round.
Russ visits with Ross Baird, founder and executive director of Village Capital. Baird seeks to support for-profit companies that want to solve problems or otherwise make a positive impact on the lives around them. His managed capital fund invests on behalf of institutions, foundations and investors who want to invest in things they value.
He thought he’d be a commodities trader, but his real passion was food. For the last 30 years, he has owned operated and cooked in restaurants—since 2000, he’s done that in Houston. Leisa interviews Jonathan Levine, chef and founder of Jonathan’s The Rub. Since he grew up in the Bronx, he loves Italian food. But, being in Houston, there’s also burgers and fries and, oh, so much more!
BusinessMakers Thought Leaders
Byron Hebert, CPA, and Andy Ray team up to demonstrate a model designed to help business owners get results in areas like sales growth, improved profitability, cash flow, customer service and product innovation.