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57 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Ray Tennyson's Amazing Paint Party | Episode #21
Ray is an international painting artist that provides paintings for families, weddings and anniversaries worldwide. He has done artwork for a few celebrities like Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta, singer Keri Hilson, Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather. He has been featured on several news outlets in Oklahoma City and his work featured on Bravo Reality TV. One of Ray’s greatest accomplishments was having his NBA team paintings sold in a live auction at NBA player Thabo Sefolosha "A Night For Africa" charity event for $140,000 helping raise majority of the charities set goal.
62 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Kelli Masters Attorney & Sports Agent |Episode #20
Kelli is an attorney, an NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles and her hometown of Oklahoma City. Kelli has represented more professional athletes than any woman in the industry, representing athletes from the NFL , MLB and the Olympics. In 2010, she made history as the first woman to represent a first round pick in the NFL Draft.
41 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
For the Love of Business |Episode #19
Loving what you do is considered the ultimate secret weapon in business. Love for what you do may get you through the hard times in your business but it may also blind you to the real value offered by your product or service.
41 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Wes Bergmann with Beta Blox Incubator| Episode #18
Wes is known to most for his long career on MTV’s Real-World franchise series. Outside of his TV career, Wes is in the empire building business as the founding investor of a startup incubator/accelerator called Beta Blox. In this episode, Wes shares his childhood love for entrepreneurship and what he looks for in early stage companies poised for growth.
42 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Insecurity and Progress | Episode #17
This week we discuss the mental hurdle of insecurity as well as a progress update on the startup of 9Tribe.
50 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Jason Martin with Omega Capital | Episode #16
Jason is the President of Omega Capital a private equity firm headquartered in Tulsa, OK. During his career, Mr. Martin has led investments totaling more than $1.7 billion across more than 50 portfolio companies. Join us as Jason explains what investors are looking for in startup companies and how to be prepared when raising investment capital.
49 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
New Year Intentions | Episode #15
In this episode, we discuss the importance of telling our story through social media. We also decide to get rid of our new year resolutions and share our intentions for the New Year instead.
40 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
New Clients and Big Opportunities | Episode #14
In this episode, we take you behind the scenes of a 9Tribe new client meeting. A professional colleague reaches out to Melissa and refers a potential client. We book travel within 48hrs and flyout to New York for an initial meeting.
47 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Leon Fowler with Emfluencer | Episode #13
Leon used a pending company layoff as an opportunity to bet on himself and take the leap of faith to start his own company. Join us as Leon shares startup lessons learned regarding failure and his new venture Emfluencer.
44 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Calm Is Contagious | Episode #12
In this episode, Melissa and Ntuna find calm in the middle of an argument, stalled acquisition, flu, and difficult team members.
55 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
Ghost from the Past | Episode #11
Every seasoned entrepreneur has been visited by negative ghost from the past. These ghosts bring seeds of doubt and remind you of previous failure. Successful entrepreneurs find a way to push forward despite the negative self-talk.
40 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Start with your MVP| Episode #10
In this episode we discuss the importance of using your MVP aka (Minimum Viable Product) to provide value for your ideal customer before investing in a fully functional version of your startup product.
52 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
What Are You Avoiding | Episode #9
This week we discuss the tendency to stay in our comfort zone and avoid the critical steps that will change our business for the better.
51 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Keeping up appearances | Episode #8
The Facebook success story has the fairytale ending that many startups would love to replicate. The pressure to raise the next round of investment funding encourages startups to keep good appearances on the outside while chaos rules internally.
56 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
The Startup Wild West | Episode #7
In this episode we discuss how the struggle for startup survival contributes to the negative wild west culture for early stage companies. We reference Uber, Hubspot, and Google to name a few.
65 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
The Power of Relationship Building | Episode #6
In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of relationship building in the business world. Soft skills such as empathy and relationship building are often overlooked as powerful ways to succeed in business.
55 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
The Struggle for Work Life Balance | Episode #5
In this episode we discuss the struggle for work life balance and the unpredictable nature of the startup journey.
54 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Technical Issues| Episode #4
In this episode we discuss when communication goes wrong, showing vulnerability and managing issues with your software development team.
55 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Reinvention is Part of the Process | Episode #3
In this episode we compare the world of sports to business, personal reinvention and not allowing your past define your future.
47 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Startup Leap of Faith | Episode #2
In this episode, Melissa and Ntuna discuss taking a leap of faith in business, running two businesses in the middle of personal chaos and trusting your super powers.
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