An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle

Listen to the Indianapolis Business Scene Like You've Never Heard It Before

About the show

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.

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  • Episode 27: Indianapolis Bar Association: A Peak Inside Our Local Legal Community

    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.

  • Episode 26: TeenWorks: Empowering Teens to Achieve Excellence in College, Career, and Community

    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.

  • Episode 25: Joe Mack: Leadership Lessons From West Point to Perot Systems... and Beyond

    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.

  • Episode 24: Archos Advisors: Why Does Culture Matter In An Organization?

    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.

  • Episode 23: Learn About The 10|100 Committee And You'll Feel Better About Our Political Future

    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.

  • Episode 21: Corporate Security: HIPAA Compliance and Ransomware

    January 30th, 2018  |  55 mins 5 secs
    bitcoin, hipaa, it security, ransomware

    There was recent news of Indiana hospitals being targeted and successfully attacked with ransomware. These attacks are profitable to hackers and a lot more common than you think. Today, we discuss corporate security and discuss the steps organizations can take to protect themselves.

  • Episode 20: Startup Challenges... with The Indy Startup Challenge

    January 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    app, financial app, indy, indy startup challenge, ladybug collaborative, mobile app, snapshyft, startup

    The Indy Startup Challenge started as an idea by Kelly Schwedland and Joe Albano to bring world class startup tools to local companies.

  • Episode 19: What Every Business Needs to Know About Google Analytics

    January 5th, 2018  |  35 mins 25 secs
    analytics, elevated marketing solutions, google, google analytics, google search console, google tag manager

    In preparation for an upcoming training class on Google Analytics, we speak with Indianapolis Analytics expert and "all things Google" Jennifer Denney.

  • Episode 18: What Makes Biking in Indianapolis so Fantastic?

    December 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bicycle trails, bicycles, bicycling, cycling, indy, trails

    We gathered some avid cyclists from in and around Indianapolis to speak to why this city is such an amazing place for bicycling. Tune in to hear from veterans, charities, mechanics, and even a cyclist with a national following!

  • Episode 17: Jen Edds: Indianapolis' Own Business Podcasting Professional from Brassy Broadcasting Company

    December 18th, 2017  |  46 mins 21 secs
    brassy broadcast company, indy, jen edds, podcast, podcasting

    Jen is a wonderful, positive treasure here in the local community. Her mission is to help the do-gooders of the world make a profound impact by putting them in the ears, heads, and hearts of new audiences with podcasts and other audio content.

  • Episode 16: So You Want to Be a Solopreneur?

    December 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 8 mins
    business, entrepreneur, mentor, mentoring, solopreneur, starting a business, startup

    What are the benefits and challenges of being a solopreneur? We share the good, the bad, and the ugly with three new entrepreneurs and some experienced ones here in Indianapolis.

  • Episode 15: How and Why To Create a Culture of Good In Your Business

    November 20th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins
    business, culture of good, leadership, philanthropy

    Culture of Good is a culture change resulting from a deep-seated desire to do more good in the world. On today's Off the Circle we interview Co-founder Ryan McCarty.

  • Episode 14: How Indianapolis is Positioning Itself as a Center of IoT Innovation

    November 14th, 2017  |  53 mins 41 secs
    central indiana, fishers, indiana, indianapolis, iot, iot lab, technology

    Indiana is positioning itself as a leader in the Innovation of IoT technologies with the launch of the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers, Indiana.

  • Episode 13: Meet Art to Remember, A Hoosier Fundraising Business That's Saving Art Classes

    November 7th, 2017  |  33 mins 35 secs
    art, art class, art education, art to remember, ecommerce

    Art to Remember has the perfect school fundraising program to make raising money for your school fun and easy! They turn students’ original artwork from classroom lessons into high-quality keepsakes, giving kids a sense of accomplishment while raising money for their school.

  • Episode 12: Meet The Passionate Leaders Protecting Indiana's Forests

    November 6th, 2017  |  43 mins 41 secs
    department of natural resources, dnr, forestry, indiana, indiana department of natural resources, indiana forest facts, indiana forests

    Have you ever wondered why Indiana forests are so amazing? Meet two of the people who fight for them. Anne Laker and Shannon Anderson talk about the importance of saving our forests and what challenges they run into in that battle.