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The Small Business Storytellers with Seth Silvers

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Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers, hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers. This show brings you the stories of purpose-driven small businesses and entrepreneurs working hard every day to make the world a better place through business. Each week, we will dive into the prac… read more

90 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Holding Companies and How They Benefit Business with James Laws

May 16th, 2022


James Laws is the Co-Founder and CEO of Saturday Drive, a company designed to develop and assist other small businesses. For over twenty years, James has been building and improving products and businesses as well as …

Finding the Right Fit in the Franchising World with Diane Pleuss

May 9th, 2022


Diane Pleuss is a consultant for FranChoice, a franchise consulting company that utilizes industry experts to provide the tools and resources needed …

Trusting Your Gut and Making Transitions in Your Business with Chandler Walker

May 2nd, 2022


Chandler Walker is a co-owner and head coach at Stone Age Fuel School of Fitness, a company that specializes in providing various fitness, wellness, …

How Small Books Can Make a Big Impact for Your Business with Mike Capuzzi

April 25th, 2022


Mike Capuzzi is the founder and owner of Bite Sized Books, a publishing company that specializes in nonfiction short helpful books, or “shooks”, to …

Making and Marketing a High-Quality Product with Mark Romera

April 18th, 2022


Mark Romera is the CEO of Spimbey, a company that creates customizable, high-quality outdoor children’s playsets. Spimbey strives to make functional, sustainable, and stylish pieces that allow children to reconnect with …

Finding Purpose in Your Creative Work with Derek Moore

April 11th, 2022


Derek Moore is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coffee & TV, a London-based,  independent creative content studio that produces world-class visual content all while staying completely carbon neutral. Derek has worked to …

Revolutionizing Sustainable Packaging in eCommerce with Kate Bezar

April 5th, 2022


Kate Bezar is one of the co-founders of The Better Packaging Co., the world’s largest supplier of home compostable packaging for eCommerce that has set a new standard for sustainability in packaging. The Better …

Authentic Communication and Intentional Marketing Strategies with Emily Heck

March 28th, 2022


Emily Heck is the founder and owner of Evergreen Strategic Communications, a marketing agency based in Indiana that specializes in nonprofit, education, and purpose-driven small business marketing services. Emily uses …

Maintaining Finances for a Profitable Business with Ryan Kimler

March 21st, 2022


Ryan Kimler is the founder and CEO of Financial Clarity, and his company works with small business owners to provide them with bookkeeping, …

Planning Your Exit: The Benefits of Selling Your Business with Michelle Seiler Tucker

March 14th, 2022


Michelle Seiler Tucker is the founder and president of Seiler Tucker, a company that helps business owners to find buyers and successfully sell their …

Persistence, Connections, and Imagination for Business with Brandon Kleinman

March 7th, 2022


This week’s guest, Brandon Kleinman, has had a unique journey in business. From working as a Disney Imagineer to founding several different businesses over the years, Brandon has always centered the work he does around …

Product Development and Empathy for Clients with Rob Kischuck

February 28th, 2022


Rob Kischuk is the founder and CEO of Bellwood Labs, a product development agency in the Atlanta area, that is focused on partnering with companies to build and scale software products, apps, and platforms for their …

Finding Your Focus: Building an Extraordinary Business with David Wood

February 22nd, 2022


David Wood is the founder of, a business dedicated to helping other businesses. With over 20 years of coaching experience, David works with other business owners to teach them how to set clear goals, stay …

Connecting to Consumers through Visual Storytelling with Erik Croswell

February 14th, 2022


Erik Croswell is the founder and CEO of Bridge City Media, a Portland-based video production company that specializes in corporate video marketing and commercial video production. Their mission is to create honest …

A Simple Switch for Sustainability with Rachel Kois

February 7th, 2022


Rachel Kois is the founder and CEO of Simple Switch, an online platform dedicated to providing a tool for people to be more conscious when spending …

Self-Awareness and Intentionality in Business with Connie Matisse

February 3rd, 2022


Connie Matisse is one of the owners of a pottery manufacturing company called East Fork, which has taken a completely different approach from traditional corporate America and the typical way to build a business.

In …

What It Means to Make an Impact with Kristy O’Leary

January 31st, 2022


Kristy O’Leary is the co-founder and creative director of Decade Impact, a business strategy organization that is dedicated to the belief that every company can leave the world better than how they found it. Together …

How to Keep the Money You Make with John Lee Dumas

January 27th, 2022


John Lee Dumas, the host of one of the most successful podcasts in the world, Entrepreneurs On Fire, is known for his complete transparency on the …

Demystifying Dizziness with Dr. Brooke Pearce

January 24th, 2022


Dr. Brooke Pearce is a co-founder of Dizzy & Vertigo Institute of Los Angeles, and is internationally known for her commitment to help patients with assessing, treating, and managing inner-ear dizziness and other …

So Much More Than “Hair Ties for Guys” with Chris Healy of The Longhairs

January 20th, 2022


Chris Healy, a.k.a El Rubio, is the co-founder of The Longhairs, an e-commerce and lifestyle brand focused on creating a global community for men with long hair. Together with his partner, Chris has created a company …

Bridging the Gap Between Authentic Interaction and Professional Networking with Marcus Sawyerr of EQ.Community

January 17th, 2022


Marcus Sawyerr is the founder and CEO of EQ Community. Together with his team, he is working to build an amazing platform that empowers multicultural …

Reimagining Nutrition with Frankie Yamsuan, founder of Coconut Girl Brands

January 13th, 2022


Frankie Yamsuan has always been obsessed with health and fitness. It wasn’t until she found Crossfit and the Paleo diet that she was able to change her mindset towards food and her body, learning that being strong is …

The Fast Changing Future of Publishing with Caleb Breakey of Speak It To Book

January 10th, 2022


Caleb Breakey is a best-selling author, leader of a successful and growing ghostwriting agency. Caleb’s advice has helped hundreds of leaders, …

How a Bar Bet Changed the Snacking Industry with Samy Kobrosly, co-founder of Snacklins

January 7th, 2022


Samy Kobrosly is a former radio personality and chef who became obsessed with the idea of a meat-free pork rind after making a bet with a friend that …

How Social Impact and Business Can Overlap

January 3rd, 2022


Sean Larry Stevens is an educator, celebrity consultant, author, leadership and life coach, and host. His work as a thought leader in education and …

Making Renewable Energy Uncomplicated with Krystal Persaud, Founder of Grouphug

December 16th, 2021


Grouphug was founded by Krystal Persaud, a product designer based out of New York City, who is passionate about developing products that fall in the …

Elevate Your Health with Dr. Dan Wallis of Elevate Chiropractic

December 13th, 2021


So often we let other things get priority over our health when it really should be one of the first things we invest in. Dr. Dan Wallis is passionate …

Building A Food Business in China with Alex Cree from Baozza!

November 19th, 2021


Founded 5 years ago by two American ex-pats living in Mainland China, Boazza combines the classic pizza flavors with the Asian bao dumplings. The …

Grow Your Business On Your Own Terms with Jamie Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals

November 15th, 2021


Jaime Schmidt started making natural products in her kitchen back in 2010 with the mission to create a product as good as conventional products but with cleaner ingredients. Over time, her consumer brand went from a …

Making Content Creation for Gaming More Accessible with Nick Cuomo, CEO and Founder of Allstar

November 9th, 2021


Most mainstream gamers just don’t have access to the resources, costly hardware, or extensive knowledge to regularly create good content. Allstar …

Growing Your Passion Into Your Business with Ultra Endurance Athlete, Travis Macy

November 5th, 2021


Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete - having finished over 130 ultra-endurance events in 17 countries. Macy …

Using Business to Revitalize Communities

November 1st, 2021


Ground Up Initiative is a community development/reinvestment project. They go into older communities and breathe life into them by buying empty …

From The NFL To The Shark Tank with Chris Gronkowski

October 12th, 2021


Chris Gronkowski first made a career for himself as a professional football player, going on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and …

Know Your Value with Shopify Developer and Taproom Founder, Kelly Vaughn

October 12th, 2021


Kelly Vaughn started building websites at eleven years old. She started her first business when she was fourteen. Now at thirty, CEO/founder of the …

Using Data to Revolutionize Preventative Medicine with Eon Co-CEO’s

October 6th, 2021


Eon  is a company striving to solve America’s complicated healthcare problems, most of which is the antiquated tech used by healthcare professionals. …

Don’t Be Afraid To Pivot Your Business With Alice’s Table Founder, Alice Lewis

October 6th, 2021


Alice’s Table started out with in-person live event workshops, aiming to teach new skills while having a good time with friends and/or family. But then the pandemic hit, and like so many other businesses, Alice’s Table …

How to Be Your Best with Ali Abouzalam, Founder of Bee-Nails and Co-Host of The On Purpose Podcast

October 1st, 2021


Bee-Nails’ mission is to empower cannabis consumers to be their best, continually moving customers closer to fulfilling their unique purpose by not …

Building A Kombucha Empire with Rachael Walker of Life's a Buch

September 17th, 2020


Today, we talk with Rachael Walker, founder and CEO of Life's a Buch about how she discovered kombucha, how it changed her life, and how she is now building a kombucha empire.

To find out more about Life's A Buch and to …

The Power Of Community in Times of Crisis with Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing

September 15th, 2020


On this episode, we talk with Nick Armstrong about the power of community during tough times. Throughout Nick's career, he has been constantly working to bring people together around their passions and to unlock the …

Mastering Your Pitch with Cindy Skalicky of On Point Communications

June 8th, 2020


Cindy Skalicky is a master at communications coaching and has helped numerous business owners and founders master their pitch and presentation skills. To find out more about On Point Communications, visit: 

Helping Kids Writing Skills Develop During Quarantine with Lisa Collum of Top Score Writing

June 3rd, 2020


Lisa Collum is the CEO of 2 education companies including Top Score Writing and has developed writing curriculums for thousands of students across …

When Essential Business Becomes A Community Service with Aaron Everitt

June 1st, 2020


In this episode, we sit down with Aaron Everitt who has been involved in the business community in Northern Colorado in a variety of ways. We talk …

Opening A Taproom Just Before A Global Pandemic with Backyard Tap

May 28th, 2020


Backyard Tap is a premier taproom and food truck park in Loveland, Colorado. In this conversation, we hear about the inspiration behind Backyard Tap …

Self Care Is Critical In Times of Crisis with Emily Altman of The Couples Workshop

May 20th, 2020


Times of crisis take a tole on our business, but how is it taking a tole on our personal lives? In this episode, we dive into the importance of …

How To Navigate Digital Marketing During A Crisis w/ Tyler Brooks of Analytive

May 19th, 2020


This episode dives into the world of Digital Marketing and what you need to know in order to take the next steps in your digital marketing strategy, even during a crisis.

To learn more about Analytive, visit here: 

How a Local Business is Working Through the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18th, 2020


On this episode, we talk with the owner of one of the best local places to grab a drink in Fort Collins, Pour Brothers and what they are doing to …

How a Crisis Can Impact Contractors with Valerie Mosley Contractor and Photographer

May 12th, 2020


On this episode, we talk with a contractor, Valerie Mosely, and learn about how a crisis can impact contractors.

To see more of Valerie's work, click here:

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How Businesses Can Lead the Way in Customer Safety and Comfort with Kevin Lemasters President of Enviropest

May 12th, 2020


On this episode, we talk with Kevin Lemasters, the president of Enviropest, and talk about how essential businesses can lead the way in helping their customers feel more comfortable in this unpredictable season.

To find …

How Is Corporate Social Responsibility Being Impacted by Crisis with Tyler Riddell of Something Good Consulting

May 6th, 2020


On today's episode, we sit down with Tyler Riddell of Something Good Consulting and talk about how company's CSR efforts and departments are being …

How COVID-19 is Impacting Churches with Ralph Graves Jr.

May 5th, 2020


Ralph Graves Jr. is a motivational speaker, author, and pastor in New Jersey and is driven to help millions of people find the success inside of them.

To find out more info about Ralph Graves Jr, visit

How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Business Community w/ Curt Bear and Loco Think Tank | Small Business Storytellers

April 24th, 2020


Curt and his team at Loco Think Tank have been a consistent resource for the small business community through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To find out more about Loco Think Tank, visit

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S2E4 | Stop Living In FEAR (Even When The Market Crashes) w/ Adam Tafoya of Educated Wallet

April 1st, 2020


Educated Wallet is offering a  FREE money management and budgeting COURSE to our listeners. To get access to the course, email

To start growing your business online, join Success With Stories …

S2E3 | Building An All-Natural Deodorant Company w/ Erica Feucht of Distilled Bath & Body

March 31st, 2020


In this episode, we dive into why you should sweat more but don't have to stink as we learn from the story of Erica Feucht and Distilled Bath & …

S2E2 | Being A Travel Blogger When We Can't Travel w/ The Bucket List Narratives and Laura Pitcher

March 29th, 2020


Laura Pitcher and The Bucket List Narratives is one of the top travel blogs, specifically around how to have a wonderful experience at Disney. Laura …

S2E1: Never Leave The Guest Experience To Chance w/ Tyler Hill of Loyal Coffee Co.

March 28th, 2020


Tyler Hill and his co-owners at Loyal Coffee Co. in Colorado Springs have created one of the best coffee shops in the country and they have built it …

036 | Doing Business With PASSION Pt. 2 | Stoked Ember + A Brother's Fountain

March 4th, 2020


This week, we dive into the second part of our conversation with brothers, AJ and JJ Fountain to learn about what is next for their production company and band.

On this episode, we learn about what happened when they …

035 | Are You Letting This One Thing Keep You From Telling Stories?

March 3rd, 2020


On this episode, we talk about one thing that holds too many people back from actually telling great stories and marketing with stories.

Make sure …

034| Doing Business With PASSION Pt. 1 | Stoked Ember + A Brother's Fountain

March 2nd, 2020


This week we sit down with AJ and JJ Fountain, two brothers and dear friends of Story On. These two brothers have two businesses, a film company and a band and both are infused with their passion to live life to the …

033 | The Anatomy Of Building A Movement

February 20th, 2020


Do you have dreams of building a movement with your business but are not sure where to start? Today, we talk about the three steps to building a movement, as described by Seth Godin in his book "Tribes".

To join our …

032 | Investing In Purpose-Driven Businesses Actually Works w/ Julie Fletcher McDaniel

February 19th, 2020


Did you know the stocks of purpose-driven companies outperform companies not prioritizing ESG initiatives? This week, we talk with Julie Fletcher …

031 | Exciting News! Learn How To Market With Stories

February 18th, 2020


This is the first of a new episode format we are testing out. We will still be bringing you great interviews but also bringing you micro-episodes focused on helping you apply the principles we are learning in our …

030 | How To Optimize Human Potential, Fulfillment, and Performance with Zach Mercurio

February 18th, 2020


This week, we talk with Zach Mercurio, a strategist, speaker, and consultant. Zach has been working with organizations around the country to help …

029 | Failing Forward, Personality Types, and More On Leadership with Tom Telesco

January 13th, 2020


This week, we talk with Tom Telesco, a leadership and business coach who has tons of value to share. Tom Telesco has been a part of the John Maxwell Team for years and has helped individuals and businesses grow …

028 | Growing From $0 to $400K in 13 Months with Justin Janowski of Faith 2 Influence

December 19th, 2019


In September of 2018, Justin Janowski had just had his first child, his wife quit her job and he quit his job to start Faith 2 Influence. 13 Months later, Faith 2 Influence has done over $400K in revenue. This episode …

027 | Care More About Your Customers Than What You Provide Them with Sean Campbell of Campbell Creative

December 17th, 2019


Do you ever hear people say "care about your customers" but wonder what some practical ways to do that are? In this episode, we talk with Sean Campbell and learn about why having no contracts with his customers helps …

026 | Keeping Your Ideas To Yourself Is Selfish with Cody Burch of One Hour Funnel

December 5th, 2019


Cody Burch launched One Hour Funnel to make marketing easier to understand for his audience and to show people how to build profitable sales funnels online with ease. Find out more about his webinars, book, and live …

025 | The Food Industry Needs Disrupted with Ashley Colpaart of The Food Corridor

December 3rd, 2019


Ashley Colpaart started The Food Corridor to disrupt the food industry, making it more possible for food innovators to thrive with their business. To …

023 | Breaking The Myths Of Chiropractic Care And The Importance Of Networking With Dr. Brandon Buttry

November 13th, 2019


Have you ever wondered if chiropractic care is a myth? Or a scam? Well, that is because there are some people who want you to believe that. In this episode, we dive into the history of chiropractic care and talk about …

022 | How To Build A Million Dollar Business Off A Book w/ Caleb Breakey

November 11th, 2019


Have you ever wanted to publish a book or build a business? On this episode, Caleb Breakey, founder of Sermon To Book and Speak It To Book shares his story and talks about how he is helping influencers, leaders, and …

021 | Building An Effective Brand In Financial Services with Lucas Casarez

November 7th, 2019


On this episode, we sit down with Lucas Casarez with Level Up Financial Planning. The financial services industry has lots of red tape, rules, and …

020 | Where Great Stories Will Take You With Alex Ruiz of Canvas & Light

November 5th, 2019


This week on The Small Business Storytellers, we dive into a conversation with Alex Ruiz and learn about the crazy journey she has had as a storyteller. 

If you want to hire or find out more about Alex and her company …

019 | Learning About Craft Spirits From A Former Engineer w/ Jason Hevelone of Coppermuse Distillery

October 30th, 2019


We know craft beer but what about the world of craft spirits? 

In this episode, we talk to the master distiller behind Coppermuse Distillery, one of …

018 | The Business Of Cleaning And Why Slow And Why You Should Grow Slow And Steady w/ Katie Straubel of Clean Bees

October 30th, 2019


This week, we sit down with Katie Straubel, founder of Clean Bee's. 

Katie has grown her business over the last few decades by delivering great service and great quality. 

To find out more about Clean Bee's, visit here:

017 | Giving Yourself (And Your Team) Permission To Fail | Chris Hutchinson On How To Be A Better Leader

July 18th, 2019



Are people allowed to fail in your business? Do you give yourself room to fail? On this week’s episode, I sit down with Chris Hutchinson, …

016 | How To Own Your Story And Find Opportunity In Life’s Pain | Erin Ellis and Monarch Greens Residential Assisted Living

June 12th, 2019


Imagine going to work today, a normal day, and then suddenly you are in the hospital for 7 months and your life is never the same again. 

That is what happened to Erin in his twenties when he was working on remodeling a …

015 | Why You Are Never Too Young Or Old To Start Something | Hunter Wylie w/ Beyond Blue Media

May 31st, 2019


Hunter Wiley founded Beyond Blue Media when he was 20 years old and now they service clients across the country, helping them have effective websites …

014 How To Use Great Videos To Grow Your Business | Logan Hale of V3 Media |

May 24th, 2019


Everybody talks about great videos, but it seems harder to know how to use them to get new customers. In this episode, we talk to filmmaking expert, Logan Hale of V3 Media, about what it takes to create great videos and …

013 | The Philanthropy Platform That Is Transforming Communities | Ryan Stover of Community Funded

May 17th, 2019


On this episode of The Small Business Storytellers, we dive into what it takes to build a crowd funding platform. 

Community Funded was one of the first crowd funding platforms and have helped organizations raise …

012 | Why Supporting Local Business Matters | Jennifer Edwards Guerriero with The Light Center |

May 10th, 2019


The Light Center has had opened doors for over 45 years and is now a second generation business as Jennifer transitions ownership from her father, who founded the company. 

This episodes dives into why supporting local …

011 | Why Business Is About More Than Making Money | Juli Y Juan's Kitchen |

May 2nd, 2019


Juli and Juan are call themselves artists although others may call them caterers. 

More than anyone I've had the opportunity to meet, Juli and Juan …

How To Build A Creative Business | Patrick Edmiston of PHOCO and The Articulate

April 16th, 2019


In this interview, we dive into what it takes to build a creative business. Over the last decade, Patrick Edmiston and their team at PHOCO has become one of the most respected photographers in the industry and has …

To Build Or Not To Build? All Things Software Development w/ Seamus Nally of OTL Ventures

April 14th, 2019


Have you ever wanted to build the next big app or software platform? 

Many people have ideas but few most people don't know what it truly takes to …

Why You Should Hire AND Fire Based On Values | Keri King with Triple Crown Sports | Is Your Business A Memory Making Machine?

March 8th, 2019


This week, we sit down with Keri King from Triple Crown Sports to talk about the importance of values in business and how sports change (and save) people's lives. 

To stay up to date with our recent episodes, subscribe …

How To Grow A Brand Organically On Social Media W/ Adventurist Backpacks

March 1st, 2019


Adventurist Backpacks creates quality, fashionable, and functional backpacks that give back to those in need. Kelly and Matilda started the company out of a passion to serve people and have grown the company using …

006 How Documentaries Are Made W/ Kyle Rasmussen | Why Widows in India Need a Voice | Why Your Business Needs a Clear Vision|

February 26th, 2019


This week, we sit down with Kyle Rasmussen, founder of Blue Shoe Media and learn about their upcoming film "Beyond Karma". 

This episode shows us behind the curtain on how much work goes into creating a documentary and …

005 | Growing Too Fast and Starting Over W/ Dave Hudson of Recycled Cycles | Staying In Business For 40 Years | Recovering From Going Bankrupt |

February 15th, 2019

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In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, interviews Dave Hudson who owns …

004 | How To Buy a Business With No Money When You're Twenty W/ Tim Jordan | Employee Ownership |

February 8th, 2019


Welcome back to the Small Business Storytellers! 

In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, interviews Tim Jordan, who owns Palmer Flowers in Northern …

001 | Seth Silvers | Introduction to The Small Business Storytellers | Brand Storytelling |

January 25th, 2019


Welcome to The Small Business Storytellers! 

In this episode, our host, Seth Silvers, dives into the behind the podcast. This podcast was birthed out of a desire for businesses doing incredible work to have a platform …

003 | What Is Your Why and Can It Change W/ Moses Horner | How To Own Your Shortcomings |

January 23rd, 2019


Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers. 

This episode dives into the story of Moses …

002 | When Your Side Hustle Becomes Your Main Hustle W/ Curt Bear of Loco Think Tank | Why Peer Advisory Works|

January 23rd, 2019


Welcome to the Small Business Storytellers hosted by Marketing and Storytelling expert, Seth Silvers. 

This episode dives into the story of Curt Bear, founder of LoCo Think Tank, a peer advisory group for entrepreneurs …

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