The What's Your Problem? Podcast

from Jim McCarthy


This is a podcast where we talk about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond!




125 – Attracting Creatives in this Gig Economy :: Mark Scrivner

January 31, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business PodcastIt may take a season or two working for someone else until you realize that you have the chops to hang your own shingle.Mark Scrivner did just that. Prior to starting Snapshot Interactive in 2010, he was trailblazing ideas for other restaurant and marketing companies around Nashville. He won a spot […]

124 – Uncovering the Tip of the Spear :: Kelly Eikum

January 27, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast In this podcast episode, I sit down with another BNI pro. Kelly Eikum with the ERA Group. Kelly helps business owners and CFOs preserve their company’s culture and operations during times of massive inflation and layoffs. She helps businesses seek out and identify areas where they can save expenses, and […]

123 – De-commoditizing Your Business :: Trent Perry

January 24, 2023

‘If your business exists in a commoditized industry (trades, mortgage, real estate, insurance, etc.), this is a must listen episode! Trent Perry is a Cumberland University Master’s graduate in Sport’s Management (Bachelor’s in Marketing). Former D1 Collegiate basketball player; former basketball coach & skills development trainer (from elementary to pro level); former emcee/event’s host and […]

122 – Living with C.R.A.S.H. In Mind :: Rich Redmond

January 17, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast This is an episode long overdue with Top Call Nashville and longtime Jason Aldean Drummer, Speaker and Actor Rich Redmond. I’ve known Rich since 2008 and there’s not a topic under the sun we haven’t discussed. So the fact that we talked for over an hour and a half should […]

121 – The Power of Being “Them Centric” :: Kristen Williams

January 13, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast In this podcast episode, we speak with Kristen Williams, a business leader who has built her Capital One credit card business through authentic relationships developed over time. Kristen shares her strategies for building trust and connection with her clients, and how she uses these strong relationships to drive business growth. […]

120 – The Fight for Farming – Bo Teague

January 9, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast Bo Teague is a multi-tasker to the nth degree. While he sells roofing and exterior projects for Quality Exteriors, he’s also starting his days EARLY. Bo is also a multi-generational farmer who still takes care of his cattle and stock personally. Bo shares the rich history of his family’s beef […]

119 – Heart Attack Humility :: John Woerner

January 2, 2023

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast In this episode, we sit down with John Woerner, my business partner and the other “J” in J Squared Systems. John is a mega-successful businessman with a knack for finding and developing opportunities in and around Middle Tennessee and wayyyyy beyond. John has built a reputation as a savvy and […]

118 – Hand to Hand Combat Marketing – Clay Morgan

December 28, 2022

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast In an age where social media marketing has permeated every nook and cranny of your mobile device, there’s always something to be said about word-of-mouth advertising. A recommendation from a close ally can go a long way and that’s what BNI’s Clay Morgan helps small business owners do with a […]

Ep 117 – Getting Beyond Instant Gratification :: Zach Hurd

December 20, 2022

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast Zach Hurd is Executive Vice President/Partner at SageSpring Wealth Partners and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He helps provide clients with sound investment strategies designed to build wealth through comprehensive financial planning. Zach’s integrity and commitment to excellence help him soundly advise his clients on a multitude of financial issues. […]

116 – Catching Up to Digital Marketing :: Dustin Gassert

December 15, 2022

A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast Dustin Gassert owns Gassert Properties Group. His entrepreneurial journey started with his family who are ardent self-driven folk. Undoubtedly the talent has rubbed off on Dustin and his success shows it! Dustin regards this order in his life: • Follower of Christ • Husband to Lola • Dad To 4 […]

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