Biz in the 916

Kristin Berkery

Business professionals and entrepreneurs from the 916 (that's Sacramento, California, for those of you listening elsewhere) tell their stories and share their secrets to success. It's all about being real and making your goals happen.

All Episodes

The final episode of Biz in the 916. Failure and loss are a part of business. Four entrepreneurial women from the Sacramento area talk about how they dealt with failure and loss, and as a result learned to gain a new level of success. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

14 min

Doug Thomas of 96.9 The Eagle and Kristin Berkery spent a Saturday morning at Entercom talking about the radio business, dogs, drumming, and real estate, with a few famous names thrown in for fun.  Doug also shares stories about his favorite local charities, like Me One, Placer SPCA, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

22 min 25 sec

Rose Connolly is a professional petsitter who shares her path from the radio business to law enforcement to caring for others' animals. She offers tips for people who want to start a petsitting business (hint: online reviews are really important) and she gives advice to pet owners who are looking for a trustworthy petsitter. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2019

23 min 36 sec

Right out of college, Preet Ahluwalia and her brother started a commercial real estate investment firm. They help investors who want to create generational wealth by connecting them with sources of capital and advising them on market conditions. Preet also shares how her father's unique story has influenced her career success. Preet's next goal is "impact investing" - investments that produce both a financial return and a net benefit to the community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2019

18 min 58 sec

In this first mini episode of Biz in the 916, Kristin Berkery talks about the unique characteristics of millennials and how their diversity just might save our world. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2019

5 min 30 sec

Renee Balcom shares her journey from technology professional to senior care advocate. She also talks about why she left Silicon Valley to move to a small town in Southern Oregon and her recovery from a major business loss. Bonus: Renee explains how you can save up to 90% on funeral costs - but you have to plan now. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2019

32 min 48 sec

Dan Casas-Murray explains how The Lean Innovator helps entrepreneurs work smarter, not harder, and he shares the free resources available to all small business owners at the Small Business Development Center in Sacramento. Host Kristin Berkery asks about Dan's unique path from the U.S. Army to gourmet cupcakes. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2019

27 min 24 sec

If you've ever wanted to launch a tech startup and get funding, this is the episode you should listen to. Rob Haney of Sensor Transport shares his experiences building a management team, perfecting his investor pitch, creating a company culture, and pivoting with the marketplace. The best part is that he wants to help other entrepreneurs along the way. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2019

32 min 45 sec

Kristin Berkery asks Angela Spease of Spease Bees how she and her family turned gallons of local honey into a growing company with products in supermarkets and restaurants. Angela also talks about how giving her time to Rotary International and the community have helped her business. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2019

15 min 12 sec

Roberta Lopez-Hoskins is a rock star at making sales connections over the phone. In this episode she shares 5 secrets for making the most of sales phone calls, including how *not* to sound like a telemarketer. Roberta also tells her family's unique entrepreneurial story as grape pickers with Cesar Chavez and how she overcame burnout in her career. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2019

19 min 35 sec

Kristin asks Julia Tindall about jnana (pronounced "nya-nah") yoga, which focuses on examining who we are on the inside, and how this form of self-inquiry can help us deal with a stressful world. Julia also leads tours to exotic and beautiful places like Bali and Vietnam, and holds weekend yoga and tantra retreats here in California. In this interview, Julia offers 3 easy, stress-relieving ideas for busy entrepreneurs. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

16 min 9 sec

Kim Brooks, Senior Communications Editor of Servpro, talks about the company's start in Sacramento, the challenges of balancing career and motherhood, and returning to Sacramento for Servpro's 50th anniversary celebration. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

18 min 59 sec

Food stylist and recipe creator Patty Mastracco talks about 35 years in the food business, fixing social media influencers' recipes, traveling Europe for culinary inspiration, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

20 min 20 sec

Precision hairstylist Jessy Solie-Ruggiero shares her 18 years of experience on what makes a top-notch salon, what new hairstylists can do to jump-start their businesses, and using social media as a beauty marketing tool. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

17 min 50 sec

Kristin Berkery of Biz in the 916 talks about why custom business websites got so expensive a couple of years ago. Hint: It has to do with website hacking. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

10 min 35 sec