Ignite Your BusinessThe Torch is a business podcast focused on entrepreneurship.
Latest EpisodeFriday, May 15, 2020
Main St. Matters!
Season 2, Ep. 3
Jake interviews Kimberly about BBB's new grant program, Main St. Matters! Plus, we exchange a few kind words with Gary Sneed from Community Champion Donor Desert Financial Credit Union.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
CARES Act Course from Journeyage & BBB
Season 2, Ep. 2
BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest recently partnered with Journeyage, Desert Financial Credit Union, and Coastal Payroll to develop an online course designed to walk small business owners through the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program.There are five sections to the course:Understanding the CARES ActWhat the CARES Act has to offer your businessHow to apply for payroll protectionFinancial tips for small businesses in light of COVID-19Additional small business resources to considerYou can take the course at bbb-psw.journeyage.com
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
BBB and Resources for COIVD-19
Season 2, Ep. 1
Jake and Kimberly return for a new season of The Torch! In light of the on-going health and economic crisis caused by Coronavirus/COVID-19, BBB has responded by providing resources to businesses to help guide them through this trying time.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Shane Burgess - College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, The University of Arizona
Season 1, Ep. 18
Shane Burgess, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at The University of Arizona, stops by to talk about some of the compelling ways university research impacts the private sector. Also, find out how wine, sleeping tigers, and Graceland fit into this wonderful conversation about rural Arizona.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Amber Pechin - Amplitude Media
Season 1, Ep. 17
Writer of words and teller of stories, human of earth, and co-founder of Amplitude Media, Amber Pechin, stops by the studio to talk about starting a creative marketing agency. Along the way, we hear wonderful stories about a dog named Susan, navigating the business world as a freelancer, and pursuing joy relentlessly.
Friday, June 21, 2019
George Grombacher - Money Alignment Academy
Season 1, Ep. 16
Fellow podcaster and Chief Community Officer of Money Alignment Academy, George Grombacher, talks personal finance. We cover quite a few things in this episode, including boy George (not to be confused with Boy George), Amazon impulse buying, 401k, and more!
Friday, April 26, 2019
Roseann Higgins - SPIES Scottsdale Matchmaking Service
Season 1, Ep. 15
Roseann Higgins, president and founder of SPIES: Single Professional Introductions for the Especially Selective, regales us with the story of her journey from a sheltered childhood in a small Illinois town to traveling the world as a Naval officer and building an award-winning matchmaking service in Phoenix, Arizona.