Tue, 28 April 2015
Introducing Chris Durban
You might think of translators as quiet people who sit in dark rooms writing somewhat verbatim from one language to the other. Some of the time this might be true, but not nearly as much as you would think. Chris Durban flies in the face of this stereotype. Chris is an unofficial voice for the industry and has been doing the job for over 30 years.
Translation is not nearly as dry as some would have you believe. Which crisis situation erupt around the world, often a translator is brought in to do the job right. Just think of the errors in context or understanding if you brought in the wrong translator in a hostage situation; the results could mean the difference of life or death.
For those in business, translation is also crucial. When you are speaking to your clients or customers, you don’t want them put off by a faulty computerized translation. Also to, translation becomes so key when looking to enter new markets. Translation can often be an afterthought for those in business, but it shouldn’t be and Chris will explain why in this week’s Boiling Point.
In this episode
- The American Translator's Association
- French Translator's Association
- The ATA's Getting it Right Pamphlet
- 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know
Direct download: BP051ChrisDurban.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:57pm -04
Mon, 20 April 2015
Introducing Jake Rothschild
An entrepreneur is always plotting the next move for their business and to take it to the next level. It also takes persistence to get everything just right. Jake Rothschild knows persistence was the key to his newest invention that will soon make a big impact for sweet lovers. Jake is the owner at Jake’s Ice Cream in Atlanta, Georgia a business that makes over-the-top and delicious ice cream—an Atlanta institution. After opening 15 years ago, many of his customers were looking for flavors they could enjoy that would fit the criteria of their health concerns. There is nothing worse than craving a frosty treat and not being able to have any because of health concerns like diabetes, gluten or dairy intolerance, etc.
Jake initially cringed at the thought of having to make “diet” versions of his product because his creams were supposed to be made with the “good stuff” and adding sweeteners would severely affect the taste. However, Jake still tried, especially after being approached by a television-shopping network to make a flavor out of Splenda. After doing some research, decided that do to some alleged potential health concerns with the product and an in-proper taste he abandoned the idea. But Jake’s conscious kept eating at him and his persistence took off. He tried honey as a sweetener (no good for diabetics), and then moved on to agave and soymilk (still no).
Finally after years of trying Jake had his “eureka” moment making his new brand Joyscream out of ingredients that are delicious, nutritious goodness from the earth…and better yet… it is sweetened with the healthiest sugars on the planet. Learn how deliciousness and dedication came together on this week’s episode of the Boiling Point Podcast.
In this episode
Direct download: BP050JakeRothschild.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:52am -04
Mon, 13 April 2015
Introducing Matt White
It is always said that people should follow their passion when entering an entrepreneurial endeavor. Of course, there are limitless things that someone could have a passion for and often the passion may not be typical. Matt White is one of those people who took an unconventional passion and made a business out of it. Matt is the founder of Sussex Beard Oil, a product that was developed out of his own need to manage his own facial hair. He was having difficulty finding an all-natural product that didn’t result in dry skin or hair breaking. Without being able to find the product he wanted, Matt decided he would make his own and was happily surprised with the result. The oil eventually lead Matt to develop more products for the bearded person and now his items sell across Canada in stores, as well as internationally online.
Matt believes that everyone has a beard, but some only internally. Matt wanted his product to connect more deeply to its users. In order to make this connection, the company’s motto is that every beard has a chin, every chin is connected to a man, and that every man has his victories, troubles, and turmoil. Check out this week’s Boiling Point to get inspired to take your own unique idea to the next level.
In this episode
Links and References
- Sussex Beard Oil on Facebook
Direct download: BP049MattWhite.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:34pm -04
Mon, 6 April 2015
Introducing Derek Riedle
Sometimes every entrepreneur needs a change. It could be just a change of scenery, or a shift in mindset. Derek Riedle recently made a change that involved both. Derek and his wife Terri are the owners of the marketing and PR firm, Revolution Strategy, as well as the content creative company Talons of Venice, and also under their portfolio is a real estate business called Riedle Urban Spaces.
Derek and Terri had spent around 18 years working within and growing their businesses, but they were keen for a change. The first step was for Derek to stop working within the business and to shift gears in order to work on the business. This gave Derek the room to think and further develop the business. It also gave him the idea that he wanted to develop a product that he could build and then sell multiple times. Through the Talons of Venice and with our host, Greg Hemmings, Derek helped to develop a new television series “The Real Houses of…” using the freeing strategy he had used to further develop Revolution. Derek and Terri took a further leap into their new lifestyle when they decided to pull up anchor and move to Venice Beach, California to further accomplish their goals.
This week’s episode is for anyone who had a vision for his or her future and may have not taken that great leap. You can do it!
In this episode
Direct download: BP048DerekRiedle.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:41pm -04