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If you’re someone who refuses to go along to get along; If you question whether the status quo is good enough for you, your family, and your future; If you want to leave this world better off than you found it and you consider independence a sacred thing; You may be a prepper, a gardener, a homesteader, a survivalist, a farmer, a rancher, an environmentalist or an rugged outdoorsman, We are here to celebrate you. Whether you’re looking to improve your maverick business, or find out about the ...
 
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Jesse Frost Take both feet and jump right in! It’s clear Jesse Frost is well informed on gardening and things he’s passionate about. But for he and his wife Hannah Crabtree to take that passion and turn it into not only a way of life but a way of making a living is truly impressive. Join us for some fabulous insight, from getting a start in farming…
 
Bevin Cohen of Small House Farm The Artisan Herbalist, by Bevin Cohen Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, seed saver and owner of Small House Farm in Michigan. Join us as we discuss topics like – * why homesteading is a life long obsession * The joy Bevin gets from sharing his knowledge with others *Bevin’s latest book The Artisan Herbalist Grab a…
 
Lucinda Bailey Lucinda Bailey, (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in the cultivation of heirloom vegetables from seed. Join us as we talk about how “old-time pioneer skills” are quickly becoming the hot new desire for many Patriots in our changing economy. From the value of saving seeds to teaching Mit…
 
Shelley Whitehouse of The Smart Chicken Coop It all started with 3 chickens on a porch, that turned into a side interest in backyard chicken keeping, that grew into a successful online business. Shelley Whitehouse shares her story about her company, The Smart Chicken Coop as we cover various topics listed below. Be sure to checkout The Smart Chicke…
 
Julia Coffey – Co-Owner of Seeds Trust SeedsTrust.com Come on down and have a fun time with us as we talk with Julia Coffey from Seeds Trust about a range of topics, such as… Helping to educate Backyard Gardeners in getting started in seed and seed saving. Why plugging into your local community is important. Why Seeds Trust is committed to helping …
 
Dyan Twining – Roost & RootRoostandRoot.com Dyan and her husband Montie co-founded Roost & Root to help you, “Find your inner farmer.” Join us for a fun conversation as Dyan talks about the companies journey from building their first 20 chicken coops to the amazing ride they’ve had serving and building relationships with customers from coast to coa…
 
Norman “The Beard Guy” FarrarSoap.Club Special guest, business coach Norman “The Beard Guy” Farrar brings us a wide range of business thoughts on our latest episode. Join us as we talk about Norman’s expertise from helping businesses have success with Amazon, to starting various companies (like Soap.Club), to pivoting to upping his podcasting game …
 
Shannie McCabe – Rareseeds.com Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Rareseeds.com Shannie McCabe joins us to talk about what it’s like to be garden educator and catalog writer for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. See what Baker Creek has to offer today and be sure to pickup a catalog! – https://www.rareseeds.com Also, checkout Shannie’s terrific videos on YouTu…
 
Christopher & Kirsten K. ShockeyThe Big Book Of Cidermaking Christopher Shockey and Kirsten K. Shockey join us again to talk about their new book, The Big Book of Cidermaking. We also talk about an exciting new project they’ve taken on called, Fermentation School! Fermentation School has online classes from top experts to help you advance your own …
 
Corwin Bell Karen Sadenwater Established in 2005, BackYardHive is committed to bee-centric practices that increase the survivability of colonies through their Bee Guardian Methods. Corwin Bell and Karen Sadenwater join us to talk about their transition from starting out as computer animation to developing a deep passion for beekeeping from observin…
 
Charles Wiley Corn Man Chapter 2: Corn Inc. ComethCharles Wiley is back with us to talk about the Chapter 2 of the Corn Man story - Corn Inc. Cometh, as well as what sparked his idea for International Corn Man Day! Checkout Chapter 2 and all things Corn Man at the link below. ➡️ https://cornmanofficial.com/shop/TranscriptionBrian: Charles Wiley has…
 
Tom Watkins - Murray McMurray HatcheryMurray McMurray HatcherySpecializing in heritage and rare breed chickens for small backyard flocks and homesteading family's.Join us as we talk with Tom Watkins from Murray McMurray Hatchery about life and times working in a long-time owned family company and just how does it work to have live animals shipped t…
 
Gianaclis CaldwellHolistic Goat CareSome people are just experts in the subjects they excel in.Others are experts with a joy for helping others and learning from those they interact with.Tune into this podcast and checkout some of the links below, and it won't take long to get an impression that Gianaclis is the latter.Now, I could spend time talki…
 
Jason Smith - Adventures In Homebrewing & Austin Homebrew SupplyFrom experiments in brewing while serving in the Army to now over 20 years in the Homebrew industry, Jason Smith joins us to talk about the joy of Homebrewing and fermentation.Checkout Jason's fine websites to help you in your homebrewing adventures today!Adventures In Homebrewing - ht…
 
Petra Page-Mann - Fruition SeedsIn our opinion, Petra Page-Mann is one of the top communicators in the self reliance and DIY organic gardening fields.Join us for a terrific conversation on why personality marketing and quality education can help differentiate you from big corporate companies. As well as some heart felt thoughts on current events in…
 
Sam & Ida Friedman - Chagrin Valley Soap & SalveIt all started with a school teacher wanting to help educate students and show people online how to have healthier beauty and wellness options.Join us as Sam Friedman takes you on a fun journey from his mother Ida's beginning, to his involvement soon after, all the way up to today as a thriving ecomme…
 
Tigger Montague from BioStar US took sometime to sit down and talk us about the companies fine horse and dog supplements, what brought her into the industry from her time in dressage and some of the companies challenges and mindset during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to handle adverse situations. Be sure to check her BioStar as well as her Healthy…
 
Looking past the amazement of people lining up for full carts of toilet paper in the month of March. The real underlining concern for most Americans was for safety for their loved ones yes, but also an all too real lack of practical preparedness.Join us today as Joe Rieck of Emergency Essentials (BePrepared.com) shares what life has been like since…
 
Episode 31.When it comes to your business, what are you good at, and what do you need help with? Are you ACTIVELY searching for help?In this episode David and Beth Pruett discuss with host Brian J. Pombo all the highs and lows of building an "accidental business." When their first product became a run-away seller, they inadvertently found themselve…
 
Episode 30.What inspired you to start your business?David and Beth Pruett are survivors. They survived a flash flood that nearly swept away their home, as well as the Loma Prieta earthquake that shook the Northern California in 1989.Their experiences, and the panic they saw others going through, encouraged David and Beth to never be caught unprepar…
 
Episode 29.Does your business grow year after year? Can you maintain that growth? Can you imagine passing on your experiences to help other business owners?Heidi Danos is the Owner of Dirty Knees Soap Company. When her twins were 1-years-old, she went on a search for a project that would allow her to "find herself again" and do something a little m…
 
Episode 28.How do you stand out in front of your customers? Have you adopted a cause that your clients can relate with?RaeJean Wilson is the Senior Vice President of GloryBee, a family-run company since 1975. Her parents, Dick and Pat Turanski started GloryBee Foods with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town…
 
Episode 27.Are your customers part of a community? Do you actively educate your customer base to make them more informed consumers?Joe Stout is the President of Mt. Capra Products, a family-owned, sustainably-managed goat dairy located in Centralia, WA. After receiving a Masters of Science in Clinical Human Nutrition and a Bachelors of Science degr…
 
Episode 26.What has been the ideas that have catapulted your business? Have you found them yet? Were they where you expected them to be?Justin Lair is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who has created "one of the best Natural Fire Starters on the market ." John DeSpain, who met Justin while working in real estate, partnered with Justin and is he…
 
Episode 25.This is "Part 2." Be sure to listen to "Part 1" here: http://offthegridbiz.com/rick-elara-bowman-backyard-green-films-part-1Do you use events (topic-based and trade shows) to grow your business and interact with customers? Is it worth the expense and time?Rick Bowman is audio and video producer. Elara Bowman is a project manager and acco…
 
Episode 24.How do you define happiness? Is it a dollar amount? Is your "cause" bigger than your "bottom line?Rick and Elara Bowman have diverse backgrounds, but have uncovered a common passion for telling stories through modern media. Filmmaking, podcasting and social media have allowed them to explore issues and topics that engage them personally.…
 
Episode 23.Who is Corn Man? Is he a music album, a children's book or a way to expose where our food comes from?Charles Wiley is a lifelong musician who was caught off guard by one of the best-kept-secrets in the world of nutrition today: the amount of corn byproducts that are artificially added to EVERYTHING.Hear host Brian J. Pombo and Charles di…
 
Episode 22.Who is your tribe? Is there a “community” of people already out there that would love what you do? Could you create one by scratch?Chris Mcclellan (better known as “Uncle Mud”) has a special skill in finding and bringing together easy-going, like-minded individuals to create spectacular structures out of mud and junk lying around. Though…
 
Episode 021.How do you gauge success? Are you positive regarding your future? Are you persistent?Scott Smith invented the "Earth 2 Earth Compost Pail" while still working full time in construction. He is now trying to spread the word of how important composting is, and how simple the process is using kitchen scraps and small garden trimmings.Though…
 
Episode 020.Have you used live events to promote your business, your book or your speaking career?Podcast Host Brian J. Pombo and Producer Sean E. Douglas attended the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon from Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 4th 2019. Located at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Brian and Sean give their reactions, thoughts a…
 
Episode 019.Are you willing to break the barriers of your "comfort zone?" Is your natural personality holding you back? Were you made for employment or entrepreneurship?Jereme Zimmerman is a writer and traditional brewing revivalist who lives in Kentucky with his wife, Jenna, and daughters, Sadie and Maisie. In 2015 his book Make Mead Like A Viking…
 
Episode 018.How close in proximity do you get to your customer base? What would you do if the world economy went bust? Are you connected with a local customer base, and can you survive independently?Michael Foley is a farmer, local food activist, and writer. He is the author of Farming for the Long Haul: Resilience and the Lost Art of Agricultural …
 
Episode 017.How good is your customer service? Do you send REAL people to represent you at events and on podcasts?Chris White has helped customers with their irrigation needs across the United States as a Sales Representative with DripWorks. Drip irrigation can be a tricky business, and with lots of young people who are first-time gardeners, as wel…
 
Episode 016.Are you selling physical products? Can you scale fast if necessary? Have you considered adding information, education and/or entertainment to your product line?Kirsten and Christopher Shockey had a farmer's market-based fermented edibles business (think sauerkraut) that was so popular and grew so fast that Whole Foods Market put in a ma…
 
Episode 015.Do you take FULL advantage of events? Do you challenge yourself to meet new people and focus on new opportunities?Janice Cox is a leading DIY natural beauty and skin-care expert from Medford, Oregon. She is the author of several books including Natural Beauty from the Garden, Natural Beauty for All Seasons, and Natural Beauty at Home.Sh…
 
Episode 014.Have you sold out to your profession? Is your passion contagious? Do you hire people who are great at what they do, but also LOVE doing it?Jessicka Nebesni is a Marketing Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs in Eugene, Oregon. She manages a lot of the content than is produced through MRH's blog, and even writes some of the articles hersel…
 
Episode 013.How do you handle adversity? Are you always worried that the worst-case scenario will occur? Can a bad health diagnosis ever lead to something good?Leah Webb is the creator of DeepRootedWellness.com and the author of The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Whole Foods on a Re…
 
Episode 012.What do you want out of life? Distilled down to its simplest form, what would your ideal lifestyle TRULY be?Gary Collins has lived a wild and unique life. He's worked in military intelligence, in the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug …
 
Episode 011.Do you truly love what you do as a business? Is your passion so clear to others that it's undeniable?Andy Brennan is truly passionate about his craft and trade. Andy is the founder and owner of Aaron Burr Cider and author of Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living.A life-long artist, Andy did no…
 
Episode 010.Do you have a cause that motivates you? Is the work in your business related directly to that cause?Frank Hyman is the business owner, speaker, teacher, columnist and author of Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens.Though he wasn't planning on owning chickens, his wife really wanted to get them. He agreed, but only i…
 
Episode 009.Are you an expert in your field? Do you speak publicly? Do you write articles and books? Do you teach your skills and knowledge?Deborah Niemann of Thrifty Homesteader is an author, speaker and successful homesteader. She's written several books including Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally.Though she didn't g…
 
Episode 008.How do you use events in your industry? Do you interact with your customers (and potential customers) in-person? Can they experience your products or services in the real-world before purchasing them?Andrew Perkins is the Events & Business Development Director for Ogden Publications. They publish the legendary self-reliance periodical M…
 
Episode 007.Who is your tribe? Which customers represent your products perfectly? Do you show appreciation for them? Do you try to duplicate their success?Jake Daly is the CEO of Tiny Life Supply, and they treat their best customers like royalty. They are not stopping there.Jake is out to find every person who is interested in the scaled-down, mini…
 
Episode 006.What type of business are you really in? The Product business? The Service business? Both?Are you in the sales and marketing business? Are you sure?Dave Zook is the CEO of Horizon Structures, knows what business he's in. He doesn't let himself get distracted with details that don't add up to more structures being sold.Whether it be dog …
 
Episode 005. How much do you know about your business and industry?How often do spread your knowledge and experiences through free media?Every business has it's friends, it’s competitors and it's sworn enemies. It is amazing how many executives have a difficulty naming names and standing-up for their brand.Ann Molloy, the sales & marketing director…
 
Episode 004. How do you insure you're meeting your customers wants and needs? Do you have a mission or cause that your customer can relate with and buy into?Brad James discusses how he is leading Beepods (https://www.beepods.com/) to not only revolutionize the beekeeping industry, but to change the world by finding a real-world solution to the well…
 
Episode 003. Do your customers think you're just another website, or do they feel like they are part of a community?Mark Robinson discusses how he developed Walkin' Pets (http://walkinpets.com) from a tragic lesson he experienced years ago. He describes the highs and lows of building a community that became his most successful business to date.Walk…
 
Episode 002. Have you taken full advantage of "content marketing" to both educate your crowd and prepare them to buy?Greg Key discusses how Hoss Tools (http://hosstools.com) uses a combination of superior customer service and content marketing to bring people to gardening tool website.Hoss Wheel Hoes - https://hosstools.com/product-category/wheel-h…
 
Episode 001. Why "Off-the-Grid Biz?" What's it all mean? In this mini-episode, host Brian J. Pombo introduces himself explains the story behind this new and strange podcast show. Transcript Brian: Alright, welcome to the very first Off The Grid Biz Podcast, a place for conversations about out of the box businesses with heavy ecommerce elements. I'm…
 
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