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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David Shields and Matt Shields Podcast: Jumping From founder to investor

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

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

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

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

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

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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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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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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