Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt

The podcast for small business owners. How do I improve sales? Keep the books properly? Manage my staff? Market myself? The hosts have done it all, and they're here to help! Submit your questions now to askmikeandmatt@gmail.com, or to facebook.com/MYOBPodcast, and they could be featured in an upcoming episode!

Episodes

Episode 3: How to Know When You Can Afford to Grow

In another episode about successful staffing, guest Harrison Wise of Wise Public Relations (https://www.wisepublicrelations.com/) joins us to discuss the financial and cultural implications of taking on new employees.

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Episode 3: Roosevelt Island

A strange and unique spit of land in the middle of the East River, where we talk about the history of charity and looking to the future of the past.

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Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

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Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

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Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

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Episode 1: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Our very first episode takes us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the strange pleasures of buildings designed to make you feel unimportant.

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1979 – The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

We wrap up the 1970’s with a total crowd pleaser (and Carolyn’s all-time fave), The Westing Game. Can our intrepid literary detectives put the clues together in time? Tune in to our remote broadcast from unit 4D of the world’s strangest apartment building to help solve the case!

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Ep.4. Lament

“Song for Sean Bell” b/w “Sleep”

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1978 – Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

And here it is folks… (drumroll)… the book that inspired us to begin with the 1970’s. Grab that rope swing and let’s dive in!

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Ep.3. The Buddy System

“Hey, Mama, Hey” b/w “Insides Bare”

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1977- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Tayor

Special guest Ashley Wilson joins for yet another visit to some of the less savory vistas in American history. Can she and Kerry convince Carolyn that this sojourn in the Jim Crow south is worth the trip?

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Ep.2. Medicine Music

“Restless/Reckless” b/w “Satisfied”

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Ep.1. Input for Output

“Pax” b/w “White Moon”

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Mind Your Own Business – Coming Soon!

“Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt”, featuring Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak of Voice of Reason Consulting, is the podcast for small business owners. How do I improve sales? Keep the books properly? Manage my staff? Market myself? The hosts have done it all, and they’re here to help! Submit your questions now to … Continued

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Album One Trailer

Composition Notebook, Album One drops May 2018.

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1976 – The Grey King, by Susan Cooper

Let’s face it, Kerry’s had it up to here with superheroics, children of destiny, and other forms of pseudo-mythological hooey. Can Carolyn convince her to lift the magic harp and join the battle against the darkness (despite the ever-increasing trail of dead dogs)? Gadewch i ni ddarganfod!

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1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great, by Virginia Hamilton

High-stakes musicology, puppy love at knifepoint, and a six-toed collector of live snakes – join us at the top of our 40-foot pole for a truly weird little Appalachian sojourn.

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1974: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

Gather ‘round, children, for a laugh-a-minute romp through the middle passage! Kidnapping, forced servitude, torture, and seasickness – what could be more fun?

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1973: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

Which is going to prove to be the biggest problem for our favorite Inuit teenager: the Alaskan wilderness, white people, puberty, or her father? And could it be that Kerry and Carolyn actually agree about a book? Go north, listeners!

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Meet the Hosts

  • Michael Gansl

    After founding and leading NETLAN, a leading systems integration company, for fifteen years, Mike became a highly in-demand business advisor, specializing in working with both leaders and teams of individual contributors to implement business development and revenue growth opportunities. He has developed sales and marketing plans and operations for both early stage and mature companies, and raised debt and equity financing for numerous companies both as an investment and commercial banker.

    In his spare time, he is passionate about wine and collects antique toy soldiers. He is co-Founder and The Seasoned Voice of Reason” of Voice of Reason Consulting.

  • Matt Plociak

    Matt is a serial entrepreneur and author with over thirty years of experience in managing various small and large businesses. Along with Michael Gansl, he co-founded and managed NETLAN through 15 years of computer services industry changes, culminating in a successful sale of the firm to a NASDAQ listed e-commerce B2B company. As CFO for a 240-unit Manhattan co-op, he refinanced the buildings underlying mortgage for $22M, which enabled the creation of a $10M reserve fund.

    In his spare time, he loves biking, skiing, and golfing (and also wine). He is co-founder of Voice of Reason Consulting.

  • David Hoffman

    David is the founder and Creative Director of CitizenRacecar, and the Executive Producer of Racecar Radio.

    He lives in Queens with his wife and two kids, where he enjoys reading, cooking, birdwatching, 60’s soul music, and BBC detective shows.

Episodes

Episode 3: How to Know When You Can Afford to Grow

In another episode about successful staffing, guest Harrison Wise of Wise Public Relations (https://www.wisepublicrelations.com/) joins us to discuss the financial and cultural implications of taking on new employees.

LISTEN →

Episode 3: Roosevelt Island

A strange and unique spit of land in the middle of the East River, where we talk about the history of charity and looking to the future of the past.

LISTEN →

Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

LISTEN →

Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

LISTEN →

Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

LISTEN →

Episode 1: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Our very first episode takes us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the strange pleasures of buildings designed to make you feel unimportant.

LISTEN →

1979 – The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

We wrap up the 1970’s with a total crowd pleaser (and Carolyn’s all-time fave), The Westing Game. Can our intrepid literary detectives put the clues together in time? Tune in to our remote broadcast from unit 4D of the world’s strangest apartment building to help solve the case!

LISTEN →

Ep.4. Lament

“Song for Sean Bell” b/w “Sleep”

LISTEN →

1978 – Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

And here it is folks… (drumroll)… the book that inspired us to begin with the 1970’s. Grab that rope swing and let’s dive in!

LISTEN →

Ep.3. The Buddy System

“Hey, Mama, Hey” b/w “Insides Bare”

LISTEN →

1977- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Tayor

Special guest Ashley Wilson joins for yet another visit to some of the less savory vistas in American history. Can she and Kerry convince Carolyn that this sojourn in the Jim Crow south is worth the trip?

LISTEN →

Ep.2. Medicine Music

“Restless/Reckless” b/w “Satisfied”

LISTEN →

Ep.1. Input for Output

“Pax” b/w “White Moon”

LISTEN →

Mind Your Own Business – Coming Soon!

“Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt”, featuring Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak of Voice of Reason Consulting, is the podcast for small business owners. How do I improve sales? Keep the books properly? Manage my staff? Market myself? The hosts have done it all, and they’re here to help! Submit your questions now to … Continued

LISTEN →

Album One Trailer

Composition Notebook, Album One drops May 2018.

LISTEN →

1976 – The Grey King, by Susan Cooper

Let’s face it, Kerry’s had it up to here with superheroics, children of destiny, and other forms of pseudo-mythological hooey. Can Carolyn convince her to lift the magic harp and join the battle against the darkness (despite the ever-increasing trail of dead dogs)? Gadewch i ni ddarganfod!

LISTEN →

1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great, by Virginia Hamilton

High-stakes musicology, puppy love at knifepoint, and a six-toed collector of live snakes – join us at the top of our 40-foot pole for a truly weird little Appalachian sojourn.

LISTEN →

1974: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

Gather ‘round, children, for a laugh-a-minute romp through the middle passage! Kidnapping, forced servitude, torture, and seasickness – what could be more fun?

LISTEN →

1973: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

Which is going to prove to be the biggest problem for our favorite Inuit teenager: the Alaskan wilderness, white people, puberty, or her father? And could it be that Kerry and Carolyn actually agree about a book? Go north, listeners!

LISTEN →