Digitiv. The Podcast.

Brittany Brown & Rob Winters

Join us as we pull back the curtain on what it means to start, grow, and thrive as a small business. We'll share tips and tricks, pitfalls you'll want to avoid, and the occasional interview with entrepreneurs succeeding today.

All Episodes

In this episode, Rob and Brittany speak with Kelley Krohn Heuisler, owner and founder of the Poppy and Stella Boutique in Baltimore, Maryland. They discuss owning 4 stores,  growing e-commerce business, and having their best year ever! Poppy and  Stella Website: https://poppyandstella.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poppyandstella/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poppyandstellaVIP Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2067112966659748Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shop_poppyandstella?lang=enThe living Alexis Partnership Brand Instagram @livingAlexis

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Nov 12

22 min 5 sec

In this episode, Brittany and Rob chat with Ryan Shookman, a classically trained pianist who graduated from Juilliard. He shares the lessons he learned through the intense education. He also talks about how he takes the opportunity to travel the world, giving the gift of music and giving his time to charities near and dear to his heart.GiGi's Playhouse: https://gigisplayhouse.org/annapolis/St. Francis Neighborhood Center: https://www.stfranciscenter.org/

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Nov 5

23 min 24 sec

In this episode, Rob and Brittany discuss how podcasting is evolving, some big players involved in podcasting, and ways you can use podcasting as a business strategy.Need Help with your website or marketing your podcasts? Reach out to digitiv.proWant to start a podcast but don't know where to start? Reach out to thepodops.com

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Oct 29

17 min 9 sec

In this episode, Rob and Brittany discuss what big F@#$ ups they have made at a job and what they learned from it.

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Oct 22

13 min 24 sec

In this episode, Brittany & Rob discuss the top 5 things that scare them in business.Making a MistakeFear of FailureMissing a Business OpportunityBigger CompaniesFalling Behind the MarketBONUS Revenue to Cover Expenses

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Oct 15

13 min 28 sec

In this episode, Rob & Brittany talk about what makes a partnership successful. The hard conversations you need to have and how setting expectations upfront can positively impact challenging situations.

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Oct 8

21 min 19 sec

In this episode, Rob and Brittany discuss their journey into entrepreneurship; Digitiv and their new venture Pod Op, even hinting at another project in the works. Stay tuned for more updates on their next big thing!

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Oct 1

15 min 30 sec

This week, Rob and Brittany discuss their first year of tax season together. They explain why taxes are inevitable because we all die - even if it's just the death of our dreams or something else that was important to us. At the same time, there may be other options for avoiding this "certain" event (like filing an extension), you'll still end up paying more money than expected no matter what!S Corp VS LLC article: https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/s-corp-vs-llc  Gusto Payroll & Tax Software https://gusto.com/

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Sep 24

18 min 30 sec

In this episode, we chat about why we listen to podcasts and the value that they add.  What does the future of podcasts look like, and what should you do if you want to start a podcast.https://digitiv.pro/

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Sep 17

15 min 29 sec

In this episode, we talk to Kara Kinnamon, the woman behind building Baltimore's most unique evening entertainment, the one and only Monarquette's. Website: https://karakinnamon.com/Instagram @karakinnamonMonarque: https://monarquebaltimore.com/

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Sep 10

20 min 46 sec

In this episode, we talk to Christi Green, the executive director for the  St. Francis Neighborhood Center. She talks to us about how they make a difference in their community, the amazing building expansion they are working on, and how you can help their mission grow.Website: https://www.stfranciscenter.org/ 

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Sep 3

33 min 6 sec

In this episode, we talk about how Dan and Mike take the Aliceanna Collective to new heights at 13,000 feet. Their plans for the summer, and we even get into some fears, Rob may also disclose one, so tune in!Check out Aliceanna at any of the links below:Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aliceannacollectiveInstagram https://www.instagram.com/aliceannacollective/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/aliceanna-collective/Website https://www.aliceannacollective.com/

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Aug 27

24 min 17 sec

Some people may say that life isn't all Unicorn Farts and rainbows, but Michael Roslan joins us to explain why that's just not true. We learn about his journey from tattoo artist to doughnut master. As one customer wisely noted, these doughnuts are panty-dropping worthy.Website: https://diablo-doughnuts.wixsite.com/410dough/Instagram: @diablo_doughnutsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiabloDoughnuts/Twitter:  @diablodoughnuts

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Aug 20

20 min 11 sec

In this episode, we chat with Brynn about how she went from working in a law office to having a start-up flower business and transforming it into a blooming success.Website: https://www.bloomsandco.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloomsandco/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brynn-larsen-68b16143/

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Aug 20

21 min 41 sec

In this episode, we chat with Tyler DellaRatta, owner and founder of Morning Mugs Coffee.  We talk about the process of sourcing his coffee, the family affair of tracking down the perfect muffins, and how he is selling neighbors an experience.

Aug 13

34 min 14 sec

In this episode, we talk about how our first event went. How many people showed up, the pros and the cons, and we talk all things Swag.

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Aug 6

15 min 34 sec

In this episode, we discuss our journey to plan and launch a networking event. We discuss some of the challenges we faced when trying to find business owners and to get RSVPs.

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Jul 30

15 min 15 sec

In this episode, we chat with Jay Williams, an entrepreneur coach, about how he helps his clients get Unstuck and Level Up, some of the typical behaviors he sees, and some tips to help you get out of your own way.Website: http://jaywilliamscoaching.com/EBook Get Unstuck & Level Up

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Jul 23

32 min 7 sec

In this episode, we discuss the journey the led McKensie Kirchner into owning her own yoga pop-up. We also discuss going through the rebranding process and, of course, kitten yoga.Website https://nolavibeyoga.com/Instagram @nolavibeyogaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/nolavibeyoga

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Jul 16

20 min 47 sec

In this episode, we discuss how to step into your authentic self.  Cait McKay discusses her journey and the tools she uses to help people step into who they were meant to be. Website: https://www.righttoberelevant.com/ Instagram: @righttoberelevant

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Jul 9

19 min 1 sec

In this episode, we discuss why you should quit your job and reflect on our experiences, along with some advice regarding what we learned as we quit our jobs to start our own business. 

Jul 2

16 min 6 sec

In this episode, we discuss the risks of starting a business and what it takes to [potentially] succeed.

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Jun 25

16 min 38 sec

In this episode, Rob & Brittany discuss owning a business as introverts and how you can push yourself to be more extroverted. 

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Jun 18

17 min 2 sec

The myth, the legend, the Crazy Plant Lady K of Canton! We catch up with Kristen Tranberg about how she became the infamous CPLK, how she's turned a hobby into a business over the last year, and why anyone can be a plant person... you just need to find the right match!Instagram: @crazyplantladyk

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May 21

16 min 19 sec

Some people may say that life isn't all Unicorn Farts and rainbows, but Michael Roslan joins us to explain why that's just not true. We learn about his journey from tattoo artist to doughnut master. As one customer wisely noted, these doughnuts are panty-dropping worthy. Website: https://diablo-doughnuts.wixsite.com/410dough/Instagram: @diablo_doughnutsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiabloDoughnuts/Twitter:  @diablodoughnuts

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May 14

20 min 23 sec

The team from 212 Communications join us to share their unique perspectives on taking risks, building your brand, and why they always offer clients the critical extra degree of heat.Website: 212comm.com 

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May 7

21 min 36 sec

In this episode, we follow up with Alice Visilia about how things have changed since we last spoke. Life is moving out of lockdown, she's growing her incredible team, letting her chef stretch his legs, and she's just getting started. Tune in and see what's in store for Cardinal Tavern.Website: https://www.thecardinaltavern.com/

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Apr 30

20 min 41 sec

In this episode, we discover exactly what brain integration is, the impact it can have on people, and how Julissa Byington is making it a possibility for people in Utah by changing state legislation.Website: https://optimizebrain.com/

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Apr 23

14 min 44 sec

Managing to keep a restaurant alive during a pandemic is nothing short of impressive. Coming out of a pandemic with a brighter, stronger vision - that's what it takes to be a success and an entrepreneur.Website:  http://olarbmore.com/love/Instagram: @olar_bmoreNational Fallen Firefighter Foundation Event:  http://olarbmore.com/fighterslove/

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Apr 16

29 min 4 sec

In this episode, we talk to the infamous 'Cruise Lady' of Baltimore. Over the course of 30 years, this business has survived the economic hardships of 9/11 and the 2008 market crash. The Cruise Lady proves COVID-19 is no match for passion and dedication.Website: http://www.thecruiselady.com/

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Apr 9

30 min 41 sec

Join us as we chat with Chef Jesse Sandlin about opening up a one-of-a-kind restaurant, Sally O's, and how having a vision has helped carry her through the struggle of owning a restaurant during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Website: https://sallyos.com/Instagram: @sallyosmd

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Apr 2

27 min 9 sec

We always talk about companies needing to be personal and open. On that note, the founders of Digitiv, Rob and Brittany, sit down for a game of 20-ish questions. Get to know more about who we are and the road that led to Digitiv.

Mar 31

17 min 13 sec

We're joined by the CEO of Attention Insight to discuss the power of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Heat Maps and why she is passionate about being the CEO of this dynamic company.Website: https://attentioninsight.com/

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Mar 26

10 min 42 sec

In this episode, we discuss how to utilize hashtags and resources to maximize the use of hashtags in your social posts and campaigns.

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Mar 24

32 min 43 sec

In this episode, we chat with Alice Visilia about exiting a partnership and purchasing a pub, Cardinal, amidst a pandemic, and what it means to face challenges head-on. 

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Mar 19

12 min 50 sec

In this special edition episode, we are discussing the ways to effectively implement your online marketing campaign as Spring arrives.Check out the video on our YouTube channel:  https://youtu.be/ZOW34MNVsa0

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Mar 17

24 min 33 sec

In this episode, we chat with CEO, Dawood Khan about Pixelied's easy-to-use image editing software. We touch on new product enhancements and how you can get started for free.Pixelied Website: https://pixelied.com/

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Mar 12

16 min 22 sec

In this episode, we chat about pet health and how to run a successful pet business for over 25 years.Instagram: @the_dogs_meowWebsite: dogsmeow.com

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Mar 5

16 min 20 sec

In this episode, we talk about the tell-tale signs it's time to dump your marketing agency.

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Mar 3

16 min 4 sec

In this episode, we discuss how James Lowe launched the Baltimore School of Music and what advice he has for young entrepreneurs and musicians. You can visit the website at baltimoreschoolofmusic.org

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Feb 26

21 min

In this episode, we talk about the different components of your brand's identity and why they are important to capture in a style guide. 

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Feb 24

18 min 33 sec

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Rozalyn about her passion for health and fitness, her plans for the future, and she educates us on what dry needling is. You can find her on Instagram @drrozalyn.You can visit her website at https://rekineticpt.com/.

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Feb 19

22 min 27 sec

In this episode, we talk about how to incorporate pets into your marketing strategy. This includes brand ambassadors, mascots, and contests to increase engagement.@itsdougthepugThe Barkleys (Suburu) https://www.subaru.com/pets/our-videos.htmlBudweiser Clydesdales https://www.budweisertours.com/Clydesdales.htmlKIA Hamsters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw82Z5HaVC8Digitiv Pet Assistants https://www.digitiv.pro/foundingpartners/

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Feb 17

14 min 5 sec

In this episode, we talk to Bobby G. about how he started his agency and the mission he has to do things differently.  This episode is full of one-liners and wisdom you won't want to miss!You can find Bobby at proprdesign.com

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Feb 12

34 min 39 sec

In this episode, we discuss signs your web design project is headed for failure, how to keep things moving forward, and knowing when to fire toxic clients.

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Feb 10

21 min 31 sec

In this episode, we chat with Dennis Chyba about how he went from a startup services company to building a proprietary fundraising software based on customer needs and a hole in the market place. You can find out more about Engaged Donor at adcieo.com

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Feb 5

31 min 14 sec

In this episode, we talk about why the packaging for your brand is important. We also have a drinking game for you. 

Feb 3

17 min 17 sec

In this episode, we talk about Feng Shui and what it is. Stacy also talks to us about how she loves a challenge and how optimism has helped her through the pandemic. 

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Jan 29

16 min 27 sec

We chat about SEO and how to boost your rankings in search, while avoiding pitfalls, such as a free Google built tool that could hurt your SEO if implemented.

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Jan 27

16 min 30 sec

In this episode, we chat with Beth-Ann about how she took a giant leap of faith when the timing was right, creating a successful business in the process. You can find Beth Ann & Night Owl Gallery atInstagram @nightowlgallery@bettypaintsWebsite:nightowlgallery.netbethannwilson.com

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Jan 22

16 min 26 sec