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Hello Blink Show

A Business Growth Podcast

About the show

Welcome to the practical podcast for technical people who want to start their own company. From founding to building your business, we’re here to help.

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Episodes

  • Episode 19: How to Become an Engineering Consultant with Chris Gammell

    September 14th, 2020  |  57 mins 11 secs
    business, consulting, engineering

    Harris and Shawn interview hardware engineer and instructor Chris Gammell about running an engineering consulting business.

  • Episode 18: Building the Black Tech Pipeline Community with Pariss Athena

    August 24th, 2020  |  30 mins 45 secs
    business, diversity, hiring, social media

    We chat with Pariss Athena, creator of the #BlackTechTwitter community and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, about growing a community on social media.

  • Episode 17: Creating Quality Content: Why SERP Matters More than SEO

    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.

  • Episode 16: Hiring Your First Employees with Jermaine Murray

    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.

  • Episode 15: Handling Workplace Misconduct with Kia Roberts

    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.

  • Episode 14: Leading a Developer Community with Kattni Rembor

    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.

  • Episode 13: On Invention with Anton Howes

    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.

  • Episode 12: Why Your Business Needs a Bank with Saira Rahman

    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.

  • Episode 11: Building and Growing a Software Service Business with Michael Dominick

    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.

  • Episode 10: Time Management and Staying Focused Throughout the Work Day

    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.

  • Episode 9: Legal Q&A with Mark Tyson

    May 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    business, legal

    Harris and Shawn interview an attorney and discuss legal issues that could arise while running your business.

  • Episode 8: Making the Spiro Wave with Joel Murphy

    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.

  • Episode 7: Early Sales and Partnerships

    April 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    partnership, sales

    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.

  • Episode 6: Dealing With the Coronavirus

    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.

  • Episode 5: Getting Your First Customers with Jonathan Georgino

    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.

  • Episode 4: Understanding Developer Advocacy with Moheeb Zara

    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.