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Recent Episodes


Watch or listen to Distilled Wisdoms most recent episodes. Including interviews with leading business owners and segments from Adam's spinoff series called "Adam's Corner". Find inspiration, advice, and motivation you need as an entrepreneur or business owner.


Lauren Johnson | Quadcoast

Discover Lauren Johnson's entrepreneurial journey in this insightful episode of 'Distilled Wisdom' with host Adam Ferracane. Lauren dives deep into her decision to transition from a traditional career path to embracing the challenges and rewards of franchise ownership. This interview sheds light on the essential steps to opening a franchise, the obstacles encountered along the way, and the strategies that led to her success

Lauren Johnson InterviewDistilled Wisdom
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John Hewitt | Loyalty Brands

From his early days at H&R Block to founding industry giants like Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax Service, John's story is a masterclass in innovation and resilience. In this episode, discover how John revolutionized tax preparation with his decision-tree software, and learn about his latest venture, Loyalty Brands.

John Hewitt InterviewDistilled Wisdom
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Tom Krouse | Donato's Pizza

Step into the expansive world of Donato's Pizza in this enlightening episode of 'Distilled Wisdom' with Tom Krouse, CEO. Learn how Krouse's musical roots transformed into leading a vast pizza empire with over 500 locations. We explore the growth trajectory of Donato's, its innovative survival and expansion strategies during challenging times, and Krouse's ambitious vision for its future. This episode also sheds light on Krouse's community commitments and their influence on his leadership style. 

Tom Krouse InterviewDistilled Wisdom
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Michael Andes | Andes Investors

Incredible journey of Mike Andes, successful real estate investor, former model and avid car collector. Mike tells his story and provides valuable insights into his investment strategies. 

The conversation then takes a fun spin into Mike's recent bid for public office in Akron Ohio. Hear about his campaign and his first experience running for office.. 

Michael Andes InterviewDistilled Wisdom
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Eric Snider | Unity Property & Pest

Learn how Eric overcame the odds and came out on top after CV-19. Adam & Eric discuss his journey through the pandemic, lawsuits and staffing challenges. They also dive into the challenges of early stage business development.  

Eric Snider is the Founder and CEO of Unity Property & Pest based in Northeast Ohio. 

Eric Snider InterviewDistilled Wisdom
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Leaving Corporate America Series 

Part 1 | Leaving Corporate America Adam's Corner
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Adam speaks directly to his audience about the intricacies of going into business for yourself. In this first part of the three part series, he discusses mindset, basic financial analysis, evaluating your support network, and other considerations before you decide if you're ready to take the leap into an ownership position.  

Part 2 | Leaving Corporate AmericaAdam's Corner
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In the second part of Leaving Corporate America Adam discusses the type of business to select and the business planning before launching. He covers a number of topics around these areas, including financial requirements, needed systems, and benefits of the diffrent types of businesses. 


Can't get enough Distilled Wisdom? Check out our full list of episodes in the player below! 

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