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Sep 14, 2021

“I have this belief that skateboarders are actually great entrepreneurs” – Mikey Taylor, former professional skateboarder and founder of Saint Archer Brewing Company. In this episode of The Ripcord Moment, Mikey shares his life story of being a professional skateboarder turned entrepreneur.

One of the areas Mikey...


Sep 2, 2021

“It’s freaky—having people work for you that you never met” — Michael McCrary, founder and CEO of PureSpectrum, a complete end-to-end market research and insights survey platform with the mission of making researchers’ jobs easier. In just five years, the company has sourced over 32 million online...


Aug 19, 2021

“If it’s going to be worth something to someone else, it has to create value for them” – Chris Yount, former CEO and 3rd generation business owner of Fortifiber.

Hear Chris’s story as he shares how he rescued the family business from bankruptcy during the Great Financial Crisis, revamped the company’s...


Aug 5, 2021

“Believe in yourself as much as others believe in you” Caroline Connolly, CEO of Optotest – a worldwide leader in fiber optics testing solutions based in Camarillo, California. 

What is interesting about Caroline’s journey is how she transitioned from a minority owner in the business to the majority owner and...


Jul 15, 2021

"Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” –Alec Eickert, Owner and Managing Partner of BDV Inspections and BDV Capital Group.  In this episode, Alec shares his story as a Generation 2 owner of a family business and how he navigated the challenges of losing his father unexpectedly who was the head of the...