Passion to Profit Podcast
Food From Our Ancestors w. Liren Baker of Kitchen Confidante

Food From Our Ancestors w. Liren Baker of Kitchen Confidante

October 12, 2021

The Passion to Profit team presents Liz's interview from Kitchen Confidante, episode #15. 

In this episode, host Liren Baker of Kitchen Confidante chats with our very own Liz Della Croce, co-host of Passion to Profit and CEO of The Lemon Bowl. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes since 2010, and has been inspiring readers with her weight loss journey, her family’s Lebanese recipes and flavors from around the world, and travel. Happy listening! 

 

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Why Ali Left Her Career as a Lawyer to Open a Bake Shop

Why Ali Left Her Career as a Lawyer to Open a Bake Shop

September 7, 2021

Have you put a lot of time and resources into a career? One that you enjoy, that allows you to earn well, and aligns with your gifts? Are you still feeling unfulfilled or like a part of you is still wondering “is there something more”? 

 

Meet Ali. 

 

Ali is a former lawyer turned baker and owner of the Good Cookie Sweet Shop. She found herself enjoying the title of lawyer and the assumptions people had “baked in” with the title like educated, smart, successful. But when she finally found time to herself and began to question who she was outside of her career as a lawyer--she found an answer she didn’t expect. An answer with a cute pink door, loads of gratitude, and an extraordinary way to mix family and business. Take a listen and see how the ability to let go of your fears, find support, gain confidence, and grow a thick skin can take you from a dream to a reality. 

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • How childhood aspirations surface back up in adulthood
  • What it’s like to feel defined by a job title
  • The thought process behind knowing when to quit
  • How do you make decisions? The Kolbe Assessment 
  • Should I rent or buy my brick and mortar business?

 

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Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook

Connect with The Good Cookie Sweet Shop on Instagram and Facebook 

 

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Turning a Passion into Profit One Cocktail at a Time [Part 2]

Turning a Passion into Profit One Cocktail at a Time [Part 2]

August 17, 2021

Be sure to listen to part 1 if you haven’t already! This conversation cuts right back into where we left off. 

 

On this week’s episode we hear part 2 of the convo between Liz and Vince and Alexis and Letasha of 1 Cocktail at a Time. We take a deeper dive into how these two women took a book club friendship to a business with 1 cocktail and a conversation by tackling what it takes to make a business partnership work. Liz and Vince also give some spot on advice when it comes to seeing their dreams become a reality.

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • Business partnerships
  • Partner Check-ins
  • It’s all about trust
  • Providing Value
  • Bringing in the media

 

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Turning a Passion into Profit  One Cocktail at a Time [Part 1]

Turning a Passion into Profit One Cocktail at a Time [Part 1]

August 3, 2021

The Passion to Profit podcast takes an off-air conversation on-air. Alexis and Letasha of 1 Cocktail at a Time come to the studio to “drink up” [do you get it?] the advice and perspective of Liz and Vince. Hear how these two women took a book club friendship to a business with 1 cocktail and a conversation. Their dream to see others break down barriers and talk person to person, heart to heart is the mission. Listen to this episode as masterminds, Liz and Vince, empower them to take their dream and position themselves to make a bigger impact. 

*Watch on YouTube*

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • Growing a passion project
  • Changing the mindset on bringing people together
  • Positioning yourself in the marketplace
  • Branding and how not to overcomplicate it 
  • Business partnerships

 

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Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram and Facebook

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook

Connect with 1 Cocktail at a Time on Instagram and Facebook 

 

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Growing an Online Food Business: Strategies for Growth (Live Q&A Mentoring Session)

Growing an Online Food Business: Strategies for Growth (Live Q&A Mentoring Session)

July 20, 2021

Are you in the early stages of a start-up business and looking for advice? Or, are you a business veteran and find yourself offering insight to those who are just beginning? Let’s be real. No matter where you are in your career, we all have ways we can improve and grow from listening to those who have gone before us. During this episode, we give you a peek behind the curtain into a conversation with Liz, our online food expert and social media marketer, and new to the scene food blogger, Kirstin Blake from Beers & Beignets. They dive into the online food space and tackle everything from the motivation behind recipe development to maximizing SEO. 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • How to overcome the challenges of food blogging
  • Motivation to create new recipes
  • How to balance business and family life
  • Advice to grow social media presence
  • Strategies for maximizing business potential 

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Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram and Facebook

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook

Connect with Kristin at Beers & Beignets on Instagram and Facebook 

 

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Another Irie lemon Pop Up!

Another Irie lemon Pop Up!

June 14, 2021

JUNE 15th & 16th ONLY - 5:00-8:00PM - Cafe de Miro in Breton Village!

After a sold-out event last year, Liz from The Lemon Bowl and Vince from IRIE Kitchen are back with another Pop Up, and this time it's at Cafe de Miro! They will feature a unique fusion menu with customizable wraps, bowls, and salads filled with all of your Jamaican and Middle Eastern favorites. Think jerk chicken and hummus wraps, rice pilaf bowls with curry chickpeas and yogurt sauce, or Syrian salads topped with pickled turnips and sautéed peppers and onions.
Takeout only. View menu and pre-order here: https://iriekitchen.squarespace.com/irie-lemon

Liz on The Amplify Podcast: The Business of Blogging & Influence

Liz on The Amplify Podcast: The Business of Blogging & Influence

May 11, 2021
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is there are seasons in life, and it’s not forever. It’s all temporary.”
        - Liz Della Croce  
 

Thanks to Emily Richett for hosting Liz on The Amplify Podcast last fall. Today's episode drop is a replay of that wonderful conversation between Emily & Liz. Enjoy! We'll return to our regularly schedule programming on Tuesday, May 25th. We hope you're all doing well! 

 

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Keep Winning: Vincent Mcintosh (The AMPLIFY Show)

Keep Winning: Vincent Mcintosh (The AMPLIFY Show)

March 30, 2021

The Passion to Profit team presents Vince's interview on The AMPLIFY Show #25. 

 

In this episode, Emily Richett of The AMPLIFY Show chats with our very own Vincent Mcintosh, co-host of Passion to Profit and 23-year-old owner of Irie Kitchen here in West Michigan. Vince opened his restaurant at age 19, and you’ll hear more about how being an entrepreneur is just part of his DNA. Emily and Vince discuss being a restaurant owner during a pandemic, their shared traits as Enneagram 3s, and the merits of crunchy versus creamy peanut butter.  He launched a mastermind this fall with Liz over at the Lemon Bowl, who is his co-host of Passion to Profit.  If you’re in a place of transition right now too, Vince’s attitude, personality, and philosophy will serve you well. Happy listening! 

 

“The biggest thing I've learned is it takes more than just what you can do. In a brick and mortar business, you need people.”

     -Vincent Mcintosh 

 

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Tiffany Szakal of I Heart GR on Leadership and Fostering Community through Real Estate

Tiffany Szakal of I Heart GR on Leadership and Fostering Community through Real Estate

March 16, 2021

*WATCH ON YOUTUBE*

Tiffany Szakal of I Heart GR joined Liz and Vince on the show this week and they covered a lot of ground from her experience as an entrepreneur to real estate, the enneagram, and when it’s time to let go of control. Vince and Tiffany could have talked for hours about life as an Enneagram 8, branding, and the benefits of therapy. Tiffany also talks a bit about her car accident, and how that led her to regain control over parts of her life and let go of others to find that perfect balance. And speaking of control, Tiffany takes over the questions and gets Vince to share about his dating life. Definitely don’t sleep on this episode.

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • How entrepreneurial enneagram 8s work
  • Why therapy is an incredible tool for self-discovery and growth
  • The current state of real estate
  • Tiffany’s journey as an entrepreneur and how she avoided real estate for as long as possible
  • Branding, social media, and marketing
  • A good old fashioned debate on what is more important as a business owner: time or control
  • Whether or not Vince is open for love

 

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From Educator to Entrepreneur: Marjorie Behm of SweatNet GR

From Educator to Entrepreneur: Marjorie Behm of SweatNet GR

March 2, 2021

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Marjorie Behm of SweatNet GR came on the show this week and we had a lot to talk about. Marjorie is a former educator and taught high school for over 10 years, coincidentally, at the same high school Vince went to. They both discuss their public school experiences, the effects of racism on education, and how socio-economics play into the success rate of students in traditional school settings before diving into Marjorie’s successful fitness membership program, SweatNet. 

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • A deep, inside look into the issues of the American public school system through the experiences of Vince as a student, and Marjorie as a teacher
  • How to make the shift from educator to entrepreneur
  • Why role models are important when starting a business
  • Pivoting during COVID and how businesses get creative to stay afloat

 

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Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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