Biz Heroes with JPH

Johanna Patrice Hagarty

On "Biz Heroes", Host Johanna Patrice Hagarty highlights the most impactful and innovative entrepreneurs, with connection to the creative community. Listen on BizRadio.US.

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HAGGIS,  SCOTCH,  ATHLETES,  SWORDS and KILTS!
Feb 7 2024
HAGGIS, SCOTCH, ATHLETES, SWORDS and KILTS!
(DATE1/4/2024; Fletcher, North Carolina): In response to the enthusiasm of more than 4,000 attendees of the 2023 Asheville Celtic Festival, the winter indoor/outdoor event is expanding to two days in February 2024. Held at the WNC Agriculture Center at 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher, just outside of Asheville and adjacent to the Asheville Regional Airport, the fourth annual Asheville Celtic Festival will take place Saturday, February 17 through Sunday, February 18.“Our goal when we developed the festival was to bring the Celtic spirit of the Seven Nations to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina while offering an indoor/outdoor event during the winter months,” said Mark Ferguson, co-founder. “The response has been phenomenal since the start, with attendance increasing every year. We’re thrilled to expand to two days in 2024, and tickets are already going fast.” Entertainment at the family-friendly event will include live Celtic music from bands like ALBANNACH from Glasgow Scotland, SYR from Columbia S.C.,  and Unspoken Tradition from Cherryville, N.C., and more! Other entertainment will include live full-armored sword fighting at the castle by The Warriors of Ash-sword school. The awakening sounds of the Grandfather Mountain Pipe and Drum Band, as well as the Knoxville Pipe and Drum Band will ceremoniously open the event at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. www.ashevillecelticfest.comBe sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.
The Art of Small Business Brilliance & The Gov't w/ SBA's Mike Arriola
Jan 30 2024
The Art of Small Business Brilliance & The Gov't w/ SBA's Mike Arriola
Embark on a journey with me, JPH, as we delve into the heart and soul of small business innovation alongside Mike Arriola, SBA District Director for North Carolina. Discover how one man's switch from a banking career to a two-decade-long passion project with the SBA has been instrumental in fostering small businesses through indispensable loan, federal contracting, and counseling services. Our conversation is a testament to the tenacity and creativity needed to navigate the complex economic landscape of North Carolina; one that's as diverse as the entrepreneurs it houses. We shine a light on the SBA's dynamic approach to overcoming budgetary constraints and customizing support for the varied communities within the state, and Mike introduces the vital work of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), a beacon for specialized business support.Peek behind the curtain of government contracting and unearth the wealth of opportunities that await nimble small businesses willing to step into the federal arena. Mike and I dissect the strategic pathways for securing local city contracts, discuss the undeniable power of forging personal connections, and share insights into the art of strategic marketing essential to winning government projects. The episode isn't just a talk; it's a treasure trove for entrepreneurs looking to make their mark, bolstered by powerful statistics from North Carolina businesses and a rising tide of new nationwide business applications. Whether you're a seasoned business owner or a nascent entrepreneur, the guidance found within the SBTDC's resources can illuminate your path to success in the ever-expanding ecosystem of government procurement.https://www.sba.gov/Be sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.
The Hidden Science behind Sustainable and Cognitive-Enhancing Toys
Dec 6 2023
The Hidden Science behind Sustainable and Cognitive-Enhancing Toys
Ever wonder what exactly makes a toy sustainable or how it can enhance your child's cognitive development? We promise you a treasure of knowledge in our fascinating conversation with Lindsay Simpson, the founder of the Hendersonville Toy Company, who takes us on an enlightening journey into the world of sustainable and educational playthings. We are at the Holiday Pop-Up Market for 2023 at the Asheville Mall, among 50 local women-owned businesses, talking about toys that are more than just playthings.Lindsay throws light on the key features of her unique toy business focusing on sustainably made toys, stem-related items, Montessori-based play, and items that inspire intergenerational play, a concept that has gained serious traction in this digital age. She explains how play is not just for kids, and how engaging in play can boost cognitive abilities, improve mental health, and foster bonds across generations. We delve into the materials and design of sustainable toys, understanding wooden toys, recycled plastic items, and toys made from bioplastics. Lindsay also expands on stem toys, which integrate science, technology, engineering, and math, helping kids to learn about sequencing, engineering, and more. Furthermore, we talk about the importance of introducing art into play, creating a more holistic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) approach. This conversation is a goldmine of information for parents, educators, and toy enthusiasts who seek to understand better, the value and impact of toys in our lives.Be sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.
Free Training: Taking an Honest Look at Goals & Anti-Goals + Project Management
Feb 28 2023
Free Training: Taking an Honest Look at Goals & Anti-Goals + Project Management
Welcome to Art Hero’s with JPH, where we believe art can heal, connect and galvanize.This is our second episode of our NEW monthly mini- training series with myself, Johanna Patrice Hagarty. Each episode will correspond with our Art Hero Group Coaching Program and will serve 3 purposes: 1st It will serve as additional education for my current students since you can’t teach everything there is to know about a topic in 1hr2nd: It will serve as a free resource for anyone looking to learn about a specific business foundations topic- because while we all gotta eat- I believe sharing business knowledge with those who need it for free is of value 3rd: It will give everyone a taste for me, and my coaching style for anyone who may be curious about joining our coaching program or taking a course from me.Our 1hr group coaching live training takes place the second Wednesday of every month at 11am EST. Members get all replays and a direct line to business experts that can answer your unique business questions in a timely fashion. Vist: www.ArtHero.Biz/Current-Programs to learn more about any of our programs and services. BUT for now, let’s dive in! Last month we discussed 3 Tips for getting into the right executive mindset for business (regardless of where you are!)This month the topic is all about goals and project management. Now at the beginning of the year, we are always bombarded with goals and this internal anxiety monster can easily come out (at least in me) feeling like I’ve got to start the year off perfectly right. Well for anyone who knows me and my coaching style, you know that I believe in small changes, aka microshifts- so that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Why those are important, and how to manage those. We’re going: To cover 4 tips to making a good goalHave an honest conversation about goals and anti-goal setting3 Reasons Project Management is important to your business and goalsReview Art Hero’s 4 STAR Components of Project Management If Pablo Picasso said, “our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” then I think we can at least entertain the idea of goal setting. So grab a piece of paper to take notes, and tune in while we break it all down for you! Be sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.
Breaking the Cycle Podcast Host, Courtney Naquin on Listening & Imagining the Future
Feb 21 2023
Breaking the Cycle Podcast Host, Courtney Naquin on Listening & Imagining the Future
Courtney Naquin is a climate and environmental justice communications professional based in New Orleans. Courtney was born and raised in a petrochemical and fossil fuel “sacrifice zone” of Southeast Texas, and has deep family roots in endangered bayou communities of Southern Louisiana. They’ve seen first hand the devastation and displacement of multiple major climate and environmental disasters, from Hurricane Katrina to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to the more recent Hurricane Ida.Their upbringing inspired them to make environmental advocacy and climate communications their career. They are currently the Gulf Coast Deputy Press Secretary for Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign, working closely with grassroots organizations and frontline leaders to elevate the Gulf South resistance to extractive and polluting industry. They are a firm believer in “bottom up” messaging and community-led storytelling that centers the experiences and needs of those most impacted by industry activity and climate change. Courtney is dedicated to helping stop the fracked gas “LNG” buildout that is threatening the Gulf Coast, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, Southeast Texas, and Southwest Louisiana. They work with communities and groups along the “fracking cycle,” referring to the extraction of fossil fuels from the Permian Basin to transport and export along the TX/LA Gulf Coast.Courtney also works as the education coordinator for the Houma Language Project, a new cultural restoration initiative with United Houma Nation, one of Southern Louisiana’s Indigenous Tribes. The Houma Language Project aims to revitalize Uma, the Tribe’s original language, and to engage Houma youth to help keep Houma French alive in a time where climate change poses an active existential threat to the Indigenous peoples of Southern LouisianaBe sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.
Guest: Simon Pellett, Host of Music On Your Own Terms
Feb 7 2023
Guest: Simon Pellett, Host of Music On Your Own Terms
Assuming we take the term “grown up” loosely, Simon Pellett grew up in the south of England, spent his teenage years engrossed in art and music and learning to play the guitar. At 20 he met a girl and left the UK, moving north of Boston in the US.and over the years contributed to several different musical projects, while working on his career as a graphic artist.From his early teens, he suffered from anxiety and depression, which caused crippling self-doubt, virtually halting any confidence to join bands or play in public for fear of ridicule and not being good enough. It wasn’t until a childhood friend turned him on to motivational and leadership authors and speakers such as Tony Robbins, that he began to work on overcoming his fears and seeking to improve himself in all aspects of life.After working with various musicians in New England, Simon joined a band that opened for national touring acts, won a battle of the bands, and was interviewed on the radio. The band ran its course, but the relationships in the scene and the experiences were invaluable. With the entrepreneurial and mindset knowledge gained from constantly seeking new books and podcasts, coupled with seeing firsthand the stumbling blocks that bands run into when trying to build a career in music, he launched a podcast called Music On Your Own Terms. This podcast aims to help musicians develop an entrepreneurial mindset, overcome the same self-doubt, anxiety, and depression, and build a community of musicians that work together to improve the scene with the mantra “A rising tide lifts all ships”.Simon is currently based in Texas and along with the podcast he works professionally as a graphic artist for a screen printing company, producing merch for various bands. During his spare time, he writes his own music, works with other musicians recording guitar and bass, helps promote his friends’ bands, and teaches guitar and bass.Be sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.