Articles by author: David Shields

VendiBean Co-Founder Reveals Key to Finding Work/Life Balance

VendiBean Co-Founder Reveals Key to Finding Work/Life Balance

Teal Cooper, co-founder of San Diego-based VendiBean LLC, joins hosts David and Matthew Shields of the “Like It’s Your Job” podcast from TSG Publishing to pull back the curtain on how her high-end espresso vending business is “disrupting” the coffee vending machine industry. “My senior year, we saw a huge gap in the market […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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VendiBean Co-Founder Reveals Key to Finding Work/Life Balance
February 15, 2022

Teal Cooper, co-founder of San Diego-based VendiBean LLC, joins hosts David and Matthew Shields of the “Like It’s Your Job” podcast from TSG Publishing to pull back the curtain on how her high-end espresso vending business is “disrupting” the coffee vending machine industry. “My senior year, we saw a huge gap in the market […]

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David Shields and Matt Shields Podcast: Jumping From founder to investor
January 11, 2022

Entrepreneurs build companies for many reasons, be it innovation, financial freedom, problem solving, among others. Following successful exits, many entrepreneurs naturally become investors. But it’s tricky to know when to make the jump from owner to investor. This transition is beneficial for other entrepreneurs. Investors advise on easily avoided mistakes through their experience, awareness, and […]

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The Power of Corporate Citizenship
November 2, 2021

Eighty-two percent of consumers consider community involvement when deciding where to spend their money for a product or service.   Having an engagement plan offers many benefits for an organization, including increased interactions between colleagues, networking with other businesses, and an overall aura of positivity when contributing to the community or a specific cause. On […]

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How to Successfully Transfer a Family-Owned Business
September 14, 2021

Transitioning a business successfully is an inherently challenging process – but it can be made even more difficult when you throw a dash of family in the mix. That’s the topic for this episode of Like It’s Your Job, a podcast by The Shields Group. Hosts Matt and David Shields invited Eric Beichler, Managing Principal, […]

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How to Select, Manage and Grow a Co-Founding and Equal Partnership Relationship
August 10, 2021

For their seventh episode of Like It’s Your Job, Matt and David Shields brought on two innovators in the debt capital delivery world: Joe Beard, CEO, and Joel Radtke, President & COO, of CollateralEdge. CollateralEdge is an innovative fintech platform that provides community and regional banks with a flexible, automated risk management solution to […]

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Like It’s Your Job: Building Strategic Partnerships in Business and Beyond
June 1, 2021

Astute entrepreneur, start-up advisor, business owner and expert negotiator Melethia Campbell Tuggle is the Owner and President of Robin Steel, LLC. She knows the value of strategic partnerships in setting a business up for success, and she shared her insights and experiences with Matt and David Shields on this episode of Like It’s Your Job. […]

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How to Develop and Maintain Innovative and Quality Customer Experiences
April 6, 2021

Kris Elliott, COO at Expansive Workspace is a strong business leader with more than 20 years of experience in the coworking sector. She brought her wealth of knowledge and insights to Like It’s Your Job to talk about the ways to develop and maintain innovative and quality customer experiences. Elliott’s focus for the past three […]

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Taking a Business from Zero to Revenue
March 18, 2021

In a world looking for innovation and forward thinkers, Brian Hoang is thriving. As CEO and Co-Founder of SURVIVR, Hoang’s mission is to transform law enforcement training. SURVIVR is a public benefit VR platform that helps first responders improve their decision-making and de-escalation skills. He joined hosts Matt Shield and David Shields to share his […]

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Selling your Business with Confidence
March 18, 2021

David and Matthew Shields, the hosts of the Like It’s Your Job podcast, have spent most of their careers helping businesses and business leaders grow. Much like their father, Jim Shields, they were motivated by the desire to do something good. So, for their first episode, they decided it was only fitting to bring Jim […]

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