March 1, 2021

33 - How to Build a Brand that Stands Out

Josh & Dalton are joined by Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Brand Strategist Pia Silva from NYC. We talk what it takes to build a creative business at scale, how to successfully self-publish a book, and smart ways to spend...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thank you to all of you for listening this year! As we close out our first season and the year of 2020 we chat what we’ve learned, enjoyed, and grappled with. It was a great episode of reflection for us …

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Dec. 21, 2020

How Private Lending Can Help Grow Your Investment

We sit down with Private Investor Neil D'Souza and talk about the ins and outs of using a private lender vs borrowing from the bank. Neil brings a unique view point in how to leverage a private lender to grow …

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Dec. 14, 2020

How to Run a Creative Business

Josh sits down with Web Designer Morgan Ringrose to discuss what it's like to run a creative business, what she's learned up to this point, and how she's seen success.

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Dec. 1, 2020

Why I stopped giving clients an hourly rate

Value based vs. Hourly based pricing, what is best for creatives? Josh goes into detail of why he prefers a value based pricing model and why he sees it as the better route for designers and their clients.

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Nov. 23, 2020

The Rent Control Debate

As housing prices have been increasing significantly across the country we take a look at rent increases in Halifax, Nova Scotia and take a deeper look at the arguments on both sides of the issue. On a side note we …

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Nov. 9, 2020

The Circular Economy and....something happened November 3rd?

We had co-founder of R&G Strategic Riley on the show this week. We obviously talk the American election but then get into the guts of what R&G Strategic is all about. We chat specific plans of going green, the benefits …

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Nov. 2, 2020

Is Design School Worth It?

Today we have two design students (Mac Jessen & Warren Jardine) in studio to talk about their current experiences finishing up their degree. We touch on what life is like finishing school amidst COVID-19, what they hope to ac...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Don't be "Sales-y" - How to foster client relationships rather than p…

Nicole Gallant of SmartCat Marketing sits down with us to discuss how to properly sell and foster client relationships, overcoming the stress of entrepreneurship and obstacles she has overcome in starting her own company.

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Oct. 14, 2020

How Small Businesses Can Adapt in a Post COVID World

We had the amazing Ben Kinden on with us from Kinden Accounting & Advisory back on the show with us. The question for those running businesses have had is what will all this government spending mean for us in the …

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Oct. 5, 2020

The Social Dilemma - Is it a Dilemma?

On today's show Josh & Dalton discuss the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" and dig into details of the morals behind creating a "sticky" digital product and where the line is between right and wrong. There is quite a ...

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Sept. 30, 2020

Creating a Great Brand Story & Overcoming Obstacles

We had the amazing Entrepreneur & Marketer Katelyn Bourgoin on with us this week. We dove into selling to the right audience, life as an entrepreneur and how to build out a great brand story.

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Sept. 21, 2020

Great tips for new UX Designers

As we conclude our month of UX we are joined by veteran UX designer Craig Menzies. We go into the history of UX design, why it's important for all parts of a company to consider it, and tips for young …

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Sept. 14, 2020

What is UX Design? with Jared Spool

We got a visit from hall of fame designer (if there is such a thing) Jared Spool and we chat about User Experience vs. Customer Experience, The UX of a Dashboard, how to display the value of UX with a …

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Sept. 8, 2020

Bell, Rogers, Telus vs. The World

Hope you had a great Labour Day Weekend! On today's episode we talk how the Canadian Mobile phone industry stacks up against the world in terms of quality of service and price. Please see the following tweet by Tyler Farmer …

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Aug. 31, 2020

Apple kicks Fortnite off the App Store?!

On today's show we get into TikTok taking legal action against the US Government, and Apple kicking Fortnite off of their App platform due to not receiving their 30% cut from in-app purchases.

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Aug. 24, 2020

Are Dashboards Good UX Design?

Yes! Josh & Dalton finally start talking UX design! We jump into a twitter thread by Jared Spool about dashboard design, Google favouring websites that follow proper UX practices, and what it means to be a good User Experienc...

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Aug. 19, 2020

Halifax. A World Leader in Ocean Tech?

Kyle Burton, the Tenant Engagement Manager of COVE - Centre of Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship was on with us. After a nice 10 min detour discussion about Insurance we get into the nitty gritty of what COVE is, the impact …

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Aug. 10, 2020

Do we want Big Business to come to Halifax?

We sit down with Tyler Farmer of ICTC to talk what needs to change within the culture of Nova Scotia to attract business from some of the biggest markets around the world.

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Aug. 4, 2020

Tuition Hikes & Government Deficits

Today we have no one in studio with us. We get into some touchy topics like government deficits, tuition hikes, TikTok government ban and so much more. We get into all of it.

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July 27, 2020

Mental & Emotional Health in Business/Sports

We had the great opportunity to sit down with Mike Bawol and Bryce Tully of Inner Logic to talk mental strength of an athlete, what it takes to perform at the highest of levels, and what Inner Logic is doing …

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July 20, 2020

How to Market Yourself amid a Covid-19 Layoff

We are joined by Digital Marketer Eleni Panagopoulos to discuss the ins and outs of Digital Marketing and Business Development. How one uses the tools at their disposal to gain traction from a marketing perspective and how to...

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July 13, 2020

Tech Innovation in Rural Communities

In this episode we talk to Sebastian Green of IGNITE - an incubator to help Atlantic Canadian start ups get off the ground and do great things. We talk what brought Sebastian to this point in his career, what IGNITE …

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July 6, 2020

Black Lives in Business

We have Andre Anderson on with us, founder of FortyFourConsulting services and social activist. We talk about the community that is near and dear to his heart, what hurdles the Nova Scotia black community faces in the busines...

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June 29, 2020

How to get a job in the midst of a crisis

We sit down and talk with Jonathan Hislop who works as a Technical Recruiter for Wayfair. We talk tips and tricks of how to navigate job loss through the pandemic, how to spruce up your resume for your next job …

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June 29, 2020

How to start an Accounting Firm with no budget

For our first guest we bring on Ben Kinden of "Kinden Accounting & Advisory Services" who talks about his goals for his company and how he came across early success with no budget as he competes against the giants of …

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June 29, 2020

What wakes us up in the morning

As follow-up to our previous episode, Josh & Dalton jump into the nitty gritty of what gets them excited in their profession. They touch on UX Design, the business of real estate and how they desire to affect social change …

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June 26, 2020

Why are we doing this?

We introduce you to our hosts of the Elev8 Podcast. A podcast focused on learning more and gaining insight into the world of Business, Marketing, and Design. In this episode Josh & Dalton explain their backgrounds, why they...

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