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James Rose: Automation and How To Reclaim Time
James Rose: Automation and How To Reclaim Time

If you take a look around the endless arena of business, and how we communicate with clients, coworkers, and others, you would probably say you wish things would be a little more straightforward. Communication is one of the biggest areas we try to improve within the larger subject of productivity. It is estimated that 75% of global organizations are expected to increase their use of productivity tools in the coming months and years.

We’ve seen some amazing tools, concepts, and inventions brought to the forefront, in the name of improving communication, productivity, and more. Our guest today is just one example of the brilliant entrepreneurs who are striving to make not only their work a little easier but the work of those around them, as well.

Here at Ignite Your Business, we’re thrilled to talk about Content Snare and more with James Rose!

Peter Amara: What is the first step in the marketing research process?
Peter Amara: What is the first step in the marketing research process?

Even if you yourself don’t drink coffee, the odds are pretty good that virtually everyone around you does. In 2015 alone, we spent over 74 billion dollars on coffee here in the US alone. Imagine what the numbers are like for the industry on a global scale!

We like our coffee, is all we’re saying.

It would almost seem as though the world does not need more coffee shops, but that is not the case. One of the most interesting things to emerge in the past decade is the idea that any kind of retail shop be opened with a specific purpose in mind. The story behind our favorite local haunts has become almost as important to us as what we buy itself, including our favorite magical bean. We can basically pick and choose retailers that reflect our own personalities and beliefs.

To that end, if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about coffee shops opened by and for U.S. military veterans, you’re going to love who we’re talking about within this episode!

Latoya Cooper: How to start a Geek Clothing Brand
Latoya Cooper: How to start a Geek Clothing Brand

By the summer of 2019, Disney’s run of movies based on Marvel Comics characters had made over 22 billion in ticket sales. This translates to a lot of people who love to buy things like geek-themed apparel. The average geek is spending over $100 a year on apparel specific to their interests. Some are spending several hundred dollars a year. That only covers apparel.

And within geek apparel, you can find entrepreneurs and creative minds creating clothing that hits even more specific notes. Do you know someone who loves geek culture, but they’re also an entrepreneur? Perhaps a veteran, as well? Where would you go to buy such specific items?

These are questions answered beautifully by our guest, Latoya Cooper from Chic Geek Apparel.

Amaris Taylor
Amaris Taylor: Event Planning In A Covid World

For an event business empire that began unexpectedly, Amaris Taylor has built a strong, creative business: Simply Chic Soirées. Even in the face of COVID-19, Amaris continues to promote her passion and calling in life, while working with a wide array of clients to make their dreams come true for a special event they will remember always.

Ashley Bush: Eat My F@%*!¥#’ Pies, And Put A Smile On Your Face!
Ashley Bush: Eat My [email protected]%*!¥#’ Pies, And Put A Smile On Your Face!

There is something about enjoying homemade baked goods with friends and loved ones that seems to relax the soul. This is not a new feeling. Dating back thousands of years to Egypt, to Ancient Rome, and to the colonies of early America, one consistency remains: People like to come together for a beverage, some baked goods, and perhaps some gossip.

With a market size of 11-billion dollars, our love of cookies, cakes, brownies, breads, and other baked goods is not likely to diminish anytime soon. While the COVID-19 pandemic did result in a 1.3% revenue decline for 2020, entrepreneurs from every imaginable background are committed to establishing and succeeding with bakeries of their own.

That brings us to our inspiring and uniquely innovative guest. Ashley Bush is the owner of the Buttermilk Baking Company. A Newburyport, Massachusetts essential. Ashley combines two things that make her a perfect entrepreneur for this day and age. She bakes some of the tastiest cakes, muffins, and pies you’re going to find anywhere. She also combines those baked goodies with a wicked sense of humor, and a healthy appreciation of all things meme culture.

Tamika Jackson
Tamika Jackson: The Future of Pharmaceuticals is Female

There are wonderwomen and then there are genuine powerhouses like Tamika Jackson. If you’re looking to hear about a woman who has thrown everything she has into creating her own empire within a male-dominated field, this is the episode for you. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tamika Jackson of CrO Biosciences.

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Amaris Taylor

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Angel Santiago

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Jay Richardson

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Scott Aaron

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Sarah Chang

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Peter Amara

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Latoya Cooper


James Rose


Joseph Davies

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Kerrie Chaney

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Ashley Bush

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