PATRICK GALLAGHER: Creating Something You Wished Existed, Being The Most Motivated In The Face Of Adversity, And Embracing a Willingness to Try Anything

PATRICK GALLAGHER: Creating Something You Wished Existed, Being The Most Motivated In The Face Of Adversity, And Embracing a Willingness to Try Anything

Have you ever been on a trip or vacation (or even on a staycation in your own city) and wanted to steer clear of the tourist traps and do the things that locals do, but had no idea where to find trustworthy recommendations that fit your style and budget? Yeah, us too. That’s why we are super excited to introduce you to Patrick Gallagher this week. Patrick has developed an app, called LGND, that uses local “guides” to create “packs” of recommendations that include restaurants, bars and nightlife, activities, and things to know. And it’s free to download. The app recently launched with Charleston as it focus, since Patrick lives here, but has plans to quickly expand to include other popular tourist destinations such as Austin, Denver, Nashville, New Orleans and nearly a dozen other cities. What a delight to meet Patrick who is as nice as he is smart. We hope you enjoy this episode!

How to follow LGND:

  • Download the free app on your phone. In the App store, just search for LGND
  • Instagram – @lgndapp
  • Facebook – @lgndapp
STEPHANIE BURT: Pushing For What You Want, Writing The Stories Behind Food, And Believing That The Work Leads To The Work

STEPHANIE BURT: Pushing For What You Want, Writing The Stories Behind Food, And Believing That The Work Leads To The Work

Photo cred: Charleston Food + Wine and Robert Donovan

Stephanie Burt, writer, editor and founder of The Southern Fork podcast, is absolutely fascinating to spend time with. She’s a go getter who oozes passion. And her knowledge of food, and particularly the stories behind food, is unparalleled and, like a good plate of french fries, just makes you crave more. She has been featured in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, and a long list of others. Her heart beats to tell the stories that, as she says, are hidden in plain sight, and lucky us to get to listen and learn.

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JESSICA BERAN: Focusing on Positive Body Image, Growing Your Network, And Taking The Next Step

JESSICA BERAN: Focusing on Positive Body Image, Growing Your Network, And Taking The Next Step

Photo Cred: D.J. Connor

We had the incredible opportunity this week to sit down with Jessica Beran. One of the things we loved learning about Jess is that she’s driven to help people. Over the last 25 years, that drive has enabled her to start Dance Moves of Charleston, which includes two dance studios and a travelling dance group that goes into more than 25 schools to teach kids dance. Her philosophy is to instill confidence and positive body images in every one of her students. Jessica’s heart is big and her entrepreneurial spirit is both energizing and inspiring. We hope you enjoy the show!

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JOSH LAMBERT: Climbing Every Ladder, Making Mouth-Watering Biscuits, And Building A Strong Team

JOSH LAMBERT: Climbing Every Ladder, Making Mouth-Watering Biscuits, And Building A Strong Team

Josh Lambert makes some mean biscuits, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity of being on location with him this week. After a very successful career in pharmaceutical sales, Josh began to feel like he wanted to do something different. So he and his two business partners opened Vicious Biscuit, an absolutely delicious biscuit-forward restaurant that now typically has lines out the door. But, the success of Vicious Biscuit isn’t just because of their amazing biscuits, it’s because the owners of this company value investing in their team as they work right alongside of them to build something really special. Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy this episode.

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ASHLEY MITCHELL: Making The Leap To Entrepreneurship, Working With People You Enjoy, And Surrounding Yourself With The Right People To Grow Your Business

ASHLEY MITCHELL: Making The Leap To Entrepreneurship, Working With People You Enjoy, And Surrounding Yourself With The Right People To Grow Your Business

Ashley Mitchell is absolutely delightful. At first meeting, she may seem a bit quiet and reserved until you spend a few minutes with her and learn that not only is she fantastic company, but she is also wildly talented. She’s got that unique skill set of being numbers oriented, but also being a creative photographer, writer, and social media ninja. It’s that talent and skill set that inspired her to start Haystack Media Co., a boutique creative content and public relations firm in Charleston, SC that focuses on lifestyle, food + beverage, and hospitality. In this episode, you’ll hear what’s involved in taking the leap from a “safe” salaried job, to branching out on your own venture. If you’ve started your own business, you’ll most likely be able to relate, and if you’re thinking of starting your own business, get out your pencil. We hope you enjoy the show!

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