BusinessMaker's Show Episodes
Date: February 18, 2017
The co-founders of Koob Audio believe they have created a unique experience for children by producing virtual reality audio books of some of their favorite stories. Through the use of binaural beats and 3D sound technology, Maria Tapias & Leonardo Basterra give listeners a more imaginative experience.
Date: February 11, 2017
Is it possible for a teacher to reach EVERY kid, EVERY time? Featured Guest Rick Brennan thinks so. Histrionix teaches through an experience-based, STEAM-powered learning model that could just change the way kids are taught. Wow! In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Rick Ellis, Katy Area EDC; Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Sallie Sargent of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee; and Robin Tooms interviews Steve Lufburrow, Goodwill Houston.
Date: February 04, 2017
Ever think your business could benefit from adding video to your website? Did you ever want to post on YouTube? Maybe put some video vignettes on your company’s Facebook page? Featured Guest Howard Hale says “Just do it!” And tells how. In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts audit director Chip Schweiger; Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Jennifer Stewart, Southwestern Energy; and Robin Tooms interviews Thao Costis of Search Homeless Services.
Date: January 28, 2017
It’s public transit for cool people that has morphed into, well, other stuff too. The Wave started as a shuttle service on Washington and, being a clever and educated entrepreneur, Featured Guest Lauren Barrash has seized upon other opportunities to fill the gap between taxis and city buses. It’s a great story—but it’s also info you need to know! In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Rick Ellis from the Katy Area Economic Development Council; Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with serial entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz, Circular Board; and Robin Tooms visits with Goodwill Houston’s Steve Lufburrow.
Date: January 21, 2017
People who appreciate craft beer and craft cocktails tend to appreciate other unique, well-made things too. Like recycled bars and restaurants with great atmosphere. Jake Rainey has opened three “recycled” Houston hot spots. Some guys have all the fun! In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Chip Schweiger; Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews ABC News correspondent Ann Compton; and Robin Tooms visits with Thao Costis, Search Homeless Services.
Date: January 14, 2017
Featured Guest Keitha Moseley-Dendy is a very busy mom and blogger. To escape, she crafts. And now she helps others do it too, through Home Made Luxe, which features a monthly subscription box. You just can’t keep a good entrepreneur down! It’s a great story. In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Rick Ellis; Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with JP Morgan Chase’s Gina Luna; and Robin Tooms interviews Steve Lufburrow of Goodwill Houston.
Date: January 07, 2017
We love our furry family members; Featured Guest Jay Drayer created an online community to support those families with pets in crisis. His Prized Pals also offers a branded version for veterinary hospitals, pharmacies and vets. (Genius!) In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Chip Schweiger; Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Halliburton’s Myrtle Jones; and Robin Tooms interviews Thao Costis, Search Homeless Services.
Date: December 29, 2016
Featured Guests Kathryn Lott & Allison Lott are not personally related but, at Lott Entertainment, one Lott is the “Yin” to the other Lott’s “Yang.” Confused? Think performing arts and other events combined with lofty goals and ideas; throw in some entrepreneurial spirit. It’s a powerful combination. In our vignettes: PKF Texas hosts Rick Ellis from the Katy Area Economic Development Council; Laura Max Rose chats with City of Compton’s Aja Brown; and Robin Tooms continues her discussion with designer Chloe Dao.
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