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36 minutes | May 18, 2021
Recapping Season One with Jane Allen
We are honored to have shared the stories of some of Nashville’s most influential entrepreneurs on this season of Circle Back. In this”bridge” episode, our CEO Jane Allen is looking back on the highlights of each entrepreneur's story, how they're giving back to the entrepreneurial community, and their plans for the future!
35 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
From Cold Feet to Tech Darling: The Story of Clint Smith and Emma
Clint Smith may have come to Nashville for the songwriting, but he stayed for the community. By placing value on people first, he not only gave his all in founding a successful tech company, Emma, but also gave back to his community, his employees and his clients. In this episode of Circle Back, we hear about how Clint Smith found ways to build up his company and build up his community all at once -- and the lessons along the way.
40 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
“He Built It, They Came” with Shannon Terry
Shannon Terry’s gift is knowing what works. By following his gut instinct and strategic vision, Terry has founded 247 Sports, AllianceSports and more -- paving the way for digital sports news. Where others saw failure, Terry saw potential -- with an eye always to the future. In this episode of Circle Back, we hear Terry’s journey to finding the place where he belonged -- and the many not-so-right places along the way.
44 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Hanging In the Balance: The Story of Dan Crockett and Franklin American Mortgage
Dan Crockett grew up playing baseball with his family of five brothers. So, when he set his sights on running a mortgage bank, he knew he had to keep his eye on the ball. Through the discipline, grit and focus of an athlete, Crockett built up Franklin American Mortgage, a company he sold for $511 million.
39 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Systematic Success with Beth Chase
Beth Chase, savvy businesswoman and founder of c3/consulting has always pushed herself up to greater and greater heights. When her job at IBM became tedious, she used her computer skills to automate it. When she had perfected her sales techniques, she became a consultant. When she wanted to create more time for her twins, she started a business in her living room. But, Chase doesn’t stop at building herself up. At the core of her journey has been a drive for connecting with people -- from clients, to business partners, to family.
45 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Supersized Energy - The Story of Cordia Harrington
No challenge has ever been unconquerable for CEO and founder of The Bakery Companies, Cordia Harrington. With a little bit of sass, some built-in charisma, and a lot of hard work, Harrington rose from the owner and operator of a McDonald’s in Effingham, Illinois to creating a company that oversees baking for international brands like McDonald’s, KFC, Trader Joes, and more.
42 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
How Leaders Change Their Minds with Darrell Freeman
Learn how Zycron founder Darrell Freeman turned his hunger for new opportunities into a wildly successful IT solutions business, and how he’s been giving back to his community since selling the company.
38 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Becoming Chief Problem Solver with Governor Phil Bredesen
Governor Phil Bredesen has always been a problem-solver, from his time as a physics student to his leadership at Health America, to his term in office and now as the leader of two sustainable energy companies. But it hasn’t always been an easy road. Listen to the first episode of Circle Back to hear his story.
3 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Introducing “Circle Back”
The Circle Back podcast, the premiere production of The Chase Studio at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, features an array of the city’s most exceptional entrepreneurs as they revisit the moments that defined their paths. In candid conversation with host Clark Buckner, founders in this first season offer inspiration and practical insights to those navigating their own entrepreneurial journeys.
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