Listen to Indy-based entrepreneurs and business-people, their experience and expertise. Have some laughs and learn along the way on this episode of Off the Circle. Your hosts are Douglas Karr and Ryan Grimes. We're sharing motivating stories, newly discovered businesses, exceptional leaders, and other topics associated with the great city of Indianapolis.
Episode 37: How the King Park Development Corporation and the Build Fund are Transforming Central Indiana
September 19th, 2018 | 35 mins 3 secs
build fund, business, cdc, cdfi, community development, community development corporation, community development financial institutions, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, king park, non-profit
On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community.
September 10th, 2018 | 46 mins 25 secs
amplify your value, business, chief information officer, cio, digital transformation, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, it leadership, it transformation, jeff ton, jeffrey s ton, jeffrey ton, leadership, strategic vision
On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Ton, a Hoosier native who has worked in IT for over 35 years. Jeff has written hundreds of blog posts about technology and technology leadership and most recently published his first book, Amplify Your Value: Leading IT with Strategic Vision.
Episode 35: Harry Howe: Our Wise Indianapolis Business Mentor Who Is Developing Grit in Entrepreneurs
August 29th, 2018 | 53 mins 34 secs
business, grit, harry howe, hoosiers, howe leadership, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, mentoring
On this episode, we interview Harry Howe. Harry has mentored hundreds of young people, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the community. As soon as you meet him, you'll understand why.
Episode 34: Oscar Moralez: Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Indianapolis' Largest Angel Investment Firm
August 15th, 2018 | 39 mins
angel investment, business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, investment, investment firm, life sciences, oscar moralez, visiontech, visiontech partners
On this episode, we interview Oscar Moralez, a Serial Entrepreneur from the Life Sciences industry and Founder of Indianapolis' Largest Angel Investment Firm, VisionTech Partners.
July 12th, 2018 | 56 mins 46 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy
On this episode, we interview Greg Wilson of Wilks and Wilson, an Indianapolis-based company that designs hand-crafted, organic infused and all natural elixirs for alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and even for cooking.
June 29th, 2018 | 21 mins 24 secs
business, corporate dna, culture, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, leaf, mike wilson, software, software solutions
On this episode, we interview Mike Wilson, Chairman of Leaf Software Solutions.
June 4th, 2018 | 25 mins 52 secs
501c3, attorney, business, charitable, charitable allies, charity, compliance, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, legal, nonprofit
On this episode, we interview Zac and Robert of Charitable Allies, a charity that provides legal, educational, administrative support, training, and consulting services to nonprofits.
May 28th, 2018 | 30 mins 11 secs
brownsburg, business, environmental consulting, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy
On this episode, we interview the leadership of Terra Environmental Corporation, Project Manager Jeff Stone and Rusty Wheat, the founder and President. It's a fascinating conversation about the environmental industry with some information on when you'd need to hire an environmental consultant.
May 20th, 2018 | 31 mins 49 secs
all pro dads, business, christian, darrin gray, faith, fatherhood, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, tony dungy
On this episode, we interview Darrin Gray, the President of The Center for Serving Leadership. Darrin is an incredible mentor in our community and has dedicated his life to help develop leaders throughout the world.
Episode 28: Patrick Doerflein: Disabled Veteran to Waste Water Manager to Mobile Application Entrepreneur!
May 14th, 2018 | 37 mins 1 sec
burn & bet, burn and bet, business, eleven fifty academy, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, mobile app, mobile application, veteran
On this episode, we interview Patrick Doerflein. Patrick has one heck of an inspirational story... overcoming a disability that prevented him from working to becoming a mobile application entrepreneur.
April 27th, 2018 | 58 mins 9 secs
attorneys, bar association, business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, indy bar association, legal
On this episode, we interview a judge, a corporate attorney, and a small business attorney... all members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. It's a unique look inside the legal community, its adoption of technology, and the key issues facing Indianapolis businesses today.
April 12th, 2018 | 40 mins 28 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy
On this episode, we interview CEO Tammie Barney and Program Manager Thomas Christenson of TeenWorks. TeenWorks provides a year-round employment and college readiness program with supportive services for teens throughout the school year.
March 30th, 2018 | 56 mins 20 secs
indianapolis, joe mack, leadership, perot systems, ross perot, technology
Indianapolis is home to some great industry leaders. Joe Mack started his career as an Army Officer who graduated from West Point Military Academy. He moved on to Perot Systems, mentored and guided by Ross Perot.
March 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
archos advisors, company culture, culture, employment culture, leadership, leadership consulting, leadership culture
Company culture may be one of the most over-utilized buzzwords used when discussing successful organizations. In this interview, we get frank with two leading experts who advise world-class organizations on company culture. Tune in for this insightful interview with the team at Archos Advisors.
March 8th, 2018 | 39 mins 44 secs
adrianne slash, bipartisan, indiana, indiana politics, jamar cobb-dennard, minorities, people of color
The mission of the 10|100 committee is to facilitate the election of 10 members-of-color in the US Senate, and 100 members-of-color in the US House of Representatives serving concurrently by 2050.
Episode 22: Fullstack PEO: What and Why Your Business Might Use a Professional Employer Organization
March 1st, 2018 | 29 mins 41 secs
employee benefits, employment talent, hr, human resources, payroll, peo, recruiting, workers compensation
A professional employer organization (PEO) is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training and development.