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 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.

  • Episode 11: Indy Veterans, Veteran-Owned Businesses, and Companies Interested in Hiring Vets

    November 5th, 2017  |  39 mins 31 secs
    indianapolis, indy, veterans, veterans administration

    A discussion of the Indianapolis Veteran community and its economic impact.

  • Episode 10: Women-Owned Businesses Serving Their Community

    October 30th, 2017  |  58 mins 39 secs
    fatherless daughters, female, female business-owners, female entrepreneurs, indiana, indiana originals, indianapolis, jen daisy boutique, women, women-owned business

    We have an amazing conversation with 3 female business owners who have created businesses serving their community. The founders of JenDaisy Boutique, Indiana Originals, and Fatherless Daughters are an inspiration - and we interview them here in Off the Circle.

  • Episode 9: Michael Reynolds and the Launch of Zephyr CMS

    October 27th, 2017  |  38 mins 26 secs
    cms, content management system, innovation, michael reynolds, software, spinweb, startup, zephyr

    Zephyr is an innovative content management solution for agencies and power users to build powerful websites for your clients, with speed and style. It's highly performant, PCI compliant, and HIPAA compliant.

  • Episode 8: Kenzie Academy: Preparing Indianapolis' Growing Demand for Technology Talent

    October 23rd, 2017  |  31 mins 3 secs

    Kenzie Academy is a tech apprenticeship school, pioneering a new model in education. We’re developing future tech leaders with the skills, passion, and purpose to meet the demands of growing companies.

  • Episode 7: Know Your Finances! Learn Both Personal and Business Financial Tips!

    October 20th, 2017  |  42 mins 53 secs
    business, finance, finances, small business

    Today we talk about personal and business finances and how to plan ahead for the highs and lows of owning a business. What should you do when the money is good, and how to plan for seasonal work, all on Off the Circle!

  • Episode 6: Apple's new Face ID is Coming... and It's Controversial

    October 7th, 2017  |  29 mins 56 secs
    apple, biometrics, face id, ios, ios11, iphone, iphone 8, iphone x, security

    Apple's new Face ID will change how you interact with your iPhone. It's a glimpse into the future of technology, but is it too invasive? How does using your face to unlock your phone change your rights?

  • Episode 5: What is Orr Fellowship?

    September 25th, 2017  |  41 mins 15 secs
    fellow, indianapolis, indy, orr fellowship, recruitment, recruits, students

    Chances are that you've heard of an Orr Fellow working at an innovative company here in Indianapolis. But what do you know about the Orr Fellowship? How does it work? How can you get involved?

  • Episode 4: The Fanboys Discuss Apple's Special Event on September 12th

    September 14th, 2017  |  41 mins 39 secs
    apple, apple tv, apple tv 4k, apple watch, apple watch 3, ios, ios 11, iphone, iphone 8 and 8 plus, iphone x, watchos 4, watchos4

    Apple had a special event held at Steve Jobs Theater on September 12, 2017. Since we're all fanboys, we wanted to discuss the product announcements in detail.

  • Episode 3: From Pests to Alarms, We're Talking Home Service Companies

    September 12th, 2017  |  55 mins 49 secs
    blinds, home automation, home pest control, home security, home services, residential pest control

    Two incredible businesses in Indianapolis, Freedom Pest Control and Zinga's Home Solutions visit the studio to share what makes a great home services company, what to look out for, and what their secrets to success are.

  • Episode 2: We May Go A Bit Overboard On This Podcast about Podcasting

    September 6th, 2017  |  54 mins 23 secs
    microphones, podcast, podcast hosting, podcast promotion, podcast studio, podcast syndication, podcasting

    Doug, Ryan, and Adam are back for our second podcast... this time about podcasting! In fact, Doug won't shut up about podcasting for an entire podcast. Tune in and let us know if you learned anything.

  • Episode 1: Some Straight Talk on IT Security!

    August 29th, 2017  |  45 mins 44 secs
    backups, password recovery, passwords, phishing schemes, security, two-factor authentication, wi-fi security

    Ryan Grimes from My IT Indy and Adam Small of Agent Sauce share horror stories, concerns, and strategies for managing your data and devices.