Shawn Hymel helps companies develop engaging technical content through a variety of media and teaches electronics and programming to people of all ages. He engineered devices for SparkFun Electronics before appearing in videos and working as a marketing advisor. He started Skal Risa, LLC in 2017, which produces videos, blogs, and tutorials for a variety of clients.
August 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
business, content, marketing, seo
In this episode, Harris and Shawn discuss how Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) rankings can be used to measure the success of your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices when creating content. They also offer various tips and tools to help you create valuable and relevant content for your audience.
July 20th, 2020 | 59 mins 26 secs
culture, diversity, hiring, startup
Jermaine Murray joins us to discuss best hiring practices for startups and small companies.
July 6th, 2020 | 59 mins 11 secs
culture, harassment, misconduct
We chat with Kia Roberts, founder of Triangle Investigations, about how to identify and manage workplace misconduct.
June 22nd, 2020 | 56 mins 14 secs
adafruit, business, circuitpython, developer community
Harris and Shawn interview Kattni Rembor (embedded software developer, hardware designer, technical writer, and open source community leader at Adafruit) about what’s needed to cultivate a healthy and thriving developer community.
June 15th, 2020 | 48 mins 24 secs
business, history, innovation, invention, open source
We chat with historian Anton Howes about his new book and how societies can encourage innovation.
June 8th, 2020 | 42 mins 2 secs
banking, business, financial management
Harris and Shawn interview Saira Rahman, an assistant vice president at Alpine Bank, about the necessity of having a business banking account and some tips around choosing a good bank.
May 25th, 2020 | 52 mins 17 secs
automation, business, government, product services
Harris and Shawn interview a fellow podcaster and business owner to discuss the details of running an independent software as a service (SaaS) business.
May 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
business, productivity, time management
Harris and Shawn share tips and techniques on staying focused and productive throughout the day.
May 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
Harris and Shawn interview an attorney and discuss legal issues that could arise while running your business.
April 27th, 2020 | 51 mins 10 secs
business, coronavirus, entrepreneur, manufacturing, marketing, open source
This week, Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome Joel Murphy to the show. The episode focuses on Joel’s work on the Spiro Wave "bridge" ventilator system -- recently covered in The New York Times -- that can be widely used in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: How designers and small business owners can contribute to their network.
April 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
This week, on the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome listeners to starting something new. They discuss the important topics of marketing, executing tactful approaches to cold outreach, and how to sell to people you know. The audience will hear their take on how they handle these situations as well as provide examples for you to implement in your business.
March 23rd, 2020 | 45 mins 46 secs
content marketing, coronavirus, leadership
This week on the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome listeners to a special episode dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. They will discuss the specifics on marketing tactics, how to handle manufacturing/supply acquisition, keeping your customer retention steady, and the opportunities available for entrepreneurs in this time of uncertainty. Listeners will hear their foresight into the future and how you can stay ahead of the curve.
March 9th, 2020 | 53 mins 6 secs
This week, on the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome special guest, Jonathan Georgino. Jonathan is a business owner and hardware engineer who focuses on working through distribution channels and closing multi-unit enterprise deals with his company, Binho.
March 2nd, 2020 | 52 mins 45 secs
branding, fashion, starting
On this episode of the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome friend and innovator, Kitty Yeung. Listeners will enjoy hearing Kitty’s perspective on building a sustainable, eco-friendly business as she and Shawn/Harris discuss the essentials into launching your next start-up.
March 2nd, 2020 | 39 mins 58 secs
content, content marketing, developer advocate, marketing
On this episode of the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome special guest, Moheeb Zara. Moheeb is a hacker, roboticist, installation artist, and software engineer.
March 2nd, 2020 | 51 mins 11 secs
content, content marketing, marketing
On this episode of the Hello Blink Show, hosts Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny talk about content marketing and how the right approach can help your business. They discuss their own experiences with creative marketing and how they go about finding their audience.