LGBTQ+ Founders Create 36% More Jobs
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by Calan Breckon
3d ago
A study done by StartOut found that LGBTQ+ founders created 36% more jobs, 114% more patents, and 44% more exits, despite raising 16% less funding compared to the average cis founder. In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with Brian Richardson. In March 2023, Brian was named the CEO of StartOut, the national nonprofit organization that accelerates the growth of the LGBTQ+ community to drive its economic empowerment, building a world where every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has equal access to lead, succeed, and shape the workforce of the future. Previously Brian worked ..read more
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LGBTQ+ Marketing: Do The WeRQ
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by Calan Breckon
1w ago
It's clear what the LGBTQ+ community wants from marketers and companies targeting them for business: do the work. We're over the lip service and once-a-year pinkwashing. It's time to put your money where your mouth is and hold the line with us all year round and not only when it's easy or profitable to do so, because when times get tough we don't have the luxury of being able to retreat from the line. After all, it's our lives. In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with Co-Founders of Do The WeRQ, Kate Wolff and Graham Nolan. Do the WeRQ brings people across th ..read more
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Lead Generation: You’re Doing It Wrong
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by Calan Breckon
2w ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with Yousuf Allidina. Yousuf is a marketing leader and consultant in the B2B technology space who has over 12 years of experience developing and honing demand generation and digital marketing strategies for leading technology brands, particularly in the conversational AI space. Currently, he heads up Account-Based Marketing at LivePerson, a leading Conversational AI brand. He's passionate about fostering inclusive and empowering corporate culture and advocating for LGBTQ representation in the workspace so that people can fe ..read more
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How To Avoid Business Failure
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by Calan Breckon
3w ago
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 45% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years of business and only about 25% of new businesses will ever make it to 15 years or more. But what can be done to improve these numbers? In this episode of the Business Gay podcast, that’s what host Calan Breckon is going to be talking about with today’s guest, Business Consultant Inbar Madar. Inbar is a seasoned consultant equipped with over a decade of executive corporate experience. She now utilizes her experience in roles like Head of Brand and Global Sales Director to empower small businesses ..read more
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Cooking Up Success with Paulo’s Cake Shop
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by Calan Breckon
1M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with entrepreneur, Paulo Trindade. Paulo is the owner of Paulo’s Cake Shop - the first Roll Cake Store in Canada. The Roll Cake, known in Brazilian Portuguese as Bolo de Rolo, is a typical dessert from the Pernambuco state, located in the northeast of Brazil. It’s the adaptation of the Portuguese Bride's Mattress cake, which is a rolled sponge cake filled with almonds. Upon arriving in Brazil, the Portuguese bakers changed the filling to the native guava fruit which Paulo brought to Canada when he immigrated to To ..read more
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Supplier Diversity and Your Business
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by Calan Breckon
1M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with A.J. Stewart, the Operations Manager For Supplier Diversity at Canada's 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce, also known as the CGLCC. As a subject matter expert for Supplier Diversity, A.J.'s goal is to connect diverse entrepreneurs to a broad network of Canada's largest corporations with an invested interest in diversifying their supply chains, as well as fellow diverse owned businesses. IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) is a family business for A.J. In his role at the CGLCC, he is passionate about advocacy ..read more
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The Power of Mentorship
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by Calan Breckon
1M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with mentor specialist, Jennifer Petrela. Jennifer is a mentoring expert at the Mentorat, Québec’s Mentorship Accelerator. A dynamic speaker and avid learner, Jennifer studied and worked on four continents before settling in Montréal, Quebec, where she implements mentorship programs that promote equity and the inclusion of diversity. Jennifer is herself a mentor and mentee in constant evolution. Watch on YouTube --- ► Today’s Sponsor is OpusClip - Create shorts from your long-form content in 1 easy click! Get a FREE Website ..read more
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The Bow: Your New LGBTQ+ Streaming Service
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by Calan Breckon
1M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with the Creative Director of Bulldog Productions and the founder of The Bow Platform, Matthew McLaughlin. Over the last 15 years, Matthew has led Bulldog Productions as a director and producer in developing commercial campaigns, organizing charitable efforts, and creating original concepts for primetime network television and streaming platforms. Matthew has an intimate understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking, backed by the financial expertise to help make any project a reality. The Bow, whic ..read more
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The Changing Face of Marketing Online
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by Calan Breckon
2M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with the president of Pink Media, Matt Skallerud. Matt has been specializing in LGBTQ online marketing for over 25 years and it all began in 1995 with the launch of GayWired.com, which became one of the top 3 LGBTQ websites worldwide. Having worked with companies, large and small, he’s now focused on the most cutting-edge global innovations in programmatic ad buying, social networking, and Web 2.0 technologies. Matt has supported the community in many ways throughout his career including being a former Board Chairman of the ..read more
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Laid Off? and What To Do Next with Jacquie Dinershul
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by Calan Breckon
2M ago
In this episode of The Business Gay Podcast, host Calan Breckon speaks with the Head of Sales Engineering for Deloitte Canada, Jacquie Dinershul. Jacquie is a technical sales specialist who has worn many hats throughout her career. In fact, she broke into the tech industry just 3 years ago in a technical sales role with zero experience and more than doubled her income in under 2 years. Jacquie currently leads Sales Engineering at Deloitte Canada and is a Sales Lead for multiple product teams. Soon Jacquie will be transitioning into a role that will specialize in systems applications and produc ..read more
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