Passion to Profit Podcast
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

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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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Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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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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Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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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

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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

 

Helpful Links:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Tiffany of IHeartGR on Instagram

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

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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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Say hi:

Connect with Marjorie of SweatNet on Instagram

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

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Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

 

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Jenny with The Good Eats: Food Network + Pivoting

Jenny with The Good Eats: Food Network + Pivoting

February 23, 2021

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We were so excited to chat with our friend Jenny with The Good Eats! Jenn Fillenworth is a personal chef, registered dietician, professor, and executive chef at Root Farmacy. She has an impressive list of credentials and education, not the least of which is her Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition. A recent Food Network Champion, Jenn competed (and won!) Season 3, Episode 6 of Supermarket Stakeout. Vince and Liz talked with Jenn on the Passion to Profit Podcast (Episode 69) about what led to her passion for the food industry, pivoting business plans, and the best places to eat in Grand Rapids, MI. 

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

 

  • Pros and cons of the restaurant industry
  • Pivoting during covid in the food industry
  • What it was like being on Food Network
  • How it goes working in a female-only kitchen
  • Benefits of plant-based food

 

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Connect with Chef Jenn on Instagram

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

 

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Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

 

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5 Common Weight Loss Hurdles to Overcome

5 Common Weight Loss Hurdles to Overcome

February 16, 2021

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This week Liz dives deeper into the common hurdles that people need to overcome in order to lose weight and keep it off. She shares her best tips and hacks for how she overcame these hurdles - because spoiler, EVERYONE deals with these! Liz and Vince both gush over their love of ethnic food as a weight loss secret, while also giving some tough love on mindset. And what does this have to do with profit, you say? Well, getting healthy and redirecting your negative mindset applies to weight loss and your business goals. Listen to Episode 68 and finally hit ALL those goals you’ve been working on for years.

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • Common weight loss hurdles and how to overcome them
  • How to shift your mindset
  • Why you haven’t been able to overcome these hurdles yet
  • What foods to eat and how to find the time to workout
  • How overcoming weight loss hurdles applies to business

 

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Related Episodes:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

*Watch on YouTube*

 

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Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

 

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC.

It’s Only Been 6 Mondays

It’s Only Been 6 Mondays

February 9, 2021

Your thoughts are holding you back. We’re 6 weeks into the new year at the recording of this episode and Vince dives into his “Monday Theory” and how it helps him accomplish more in less time. Liz pushes Vince to share details about his theory and how people can apply it at any time of the year. Listen to Episode 67 now and leave us a 5-star review. Don’t forget to share with us in your stories that you’re listening and what you’ve been up to these last 6 Mondays!

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • What is the Monday Theory™? 
  • “Drop a bag, get a bag”
  • Discovering what actually moves the needle in business and life (spoiler: it’s not what you think)
  • Where your to do list is getting it wrong
  • BONUS: Vince’s thoughts on public school education

 

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Related Episodes:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

*Watch on YouTube*

 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

 

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Rebranding in 5 Easy Steps

Rebranding in 5 Easy Steps

February 2, 2021

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Overwhelm holding you back from a much-needed rebrand? We hear you, but the longer you wait the harder AND more expensive it’ll be to change. If your gut is telling you it’s time, then it’s time. In Episode 66 of the Passion to Profit Podcast, Liz and Vince discuss their rebrand strategy in both their personal brands and together as Irie Lemon. Vince shares the difference between good and bad branding, and Liz talks about her experience in rebranding and running into legal issues with the name of her business. Fire tips and advice, as always.

 

What you’ll hear in today’s episode: 

  • The 5 easy steps to rebranding
  • What to do before you rebrand
  • Whether you should trademark your ish
  • Why branding is everything
  • Do fonts matter?

 

Helpful Links:

 

Say hi:

Connect with Irie Lemon on Instagram  

Connect with Liz of The Lemon Bowl on Instagram  

Connect with Vince of Irie Kitchen on Instagram 

 

Help us out:

Enjoyed this episode? Leave a review and send it to your best friend. If you have any topic or guest suggestions, let us know on Instagram or the comment section on YouTube! Stay tuned for weekly episodes filled with practical tips, amazing conversations, and incredible guests! 

 

Produced by Attic Audio Productions, LLC

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