Episode 452: Human (Resources) Entrepreneurs
Featured Guest Michael Hopkins co-founded Employer Flexible ten years ago. Startups can’t be this successful without some critical decision points and pivots. In our vignettes, Leisa visits with Tere Batista, Employers One Source Group; PKF’s Byron Hebert offers another Tool Time Update; Robin chats with Michelle Holmes of James Coney Island; and Laura Max interviews Joel Quinones of Q [the salon].
Russ and John host the show that champions entrepreneurship. It’s our 452nd show and we feel pretty good about it! Includes: our Quote of the Week—a flexible comment from Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw; This Week in Business History includes a sports entrepreneur, shoe rationing and the genius of Texas Instruments; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know; and Dumb Moments—the Olympics is in a scary place.
Ten years ago, three friends wanted to work for themselves so started a traditional staffing company. Over the years, they have pivoted, divested, acquired and otherwise built the company into several Texas-based offices that offer three comprehensive business solutions and serve 44 states. As a one-stop shop, they offer solutions in human resources, IT and recruiting. Russ interviews Michael Hopkins, co-founder of Employer Flexible.
The universe gave him a big push and he went with it! Laura Max interviews Joel Quinones, owner and artistic director of Q [the salon].
Does your brand help keep your customers engaged? Robin Tooms chats with Michelle Holmes, director of marketing for James Coney Island.
You know how to make widgets, but do you know HR law? Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Tere Batista, CEO and founder of Employers One Source Group.
If you’re not dissatisfied, you’re not paying attention! Byron Hebert, director of Entrepreneurial Advisory Services at PKF Texas, offers another Tool Time Update.