The Dirt

The Dirt

Have you ever wondered why other podcasts ask the same questions over and over again, expecting the same answers? And have you ever wondered why you only ever hear the same answers...? Not on THIS show! The Dirt is about getting real with businesses about the true state of their companies and going clear down to the dirt in solving their core needs as a business. Dive deep with your host Jim Barnish as we uncover The Dirt with some of the world's leading brands.

Recent Episodes

37. Don’t Fall in Love with Your Solution: Focus on the Problem

Nov. 29, 2022

Dr. Rebecca White, author of her recent book See, Do, Repeat , brings years of experience and research on what it means to be an entrepreneur to this episode with host Jim Barnish. They discuss the heart of entrepreneurship,…

36. Build > Adjust > Repeat

Nov. 22, 2022

Stop wasting time and resources building the perfect product prior to launching. Know your customer, listen to them, and build what they need. They will likely enjoy giving feedback and being part of building the product alo…

35. From Founder to CEO…Not So Fast!

Nov. 15, 2022

“As a founder you are the one who brings the idea to market and proves product-market fit. But at some point between then and the growth stage, you need to do some self-assessment.” You’ve brought a product to market that wo…

34. The Future of Work is Remote

Nov. 8, 2022

As the future of work increasingly moves remote, how do you build and scale an organization that can operate successfully with limited interaction? Liam Martin, cofounder of Time Doctor and Staff.com, joins Jim Barnish to di…

33. Financing: Raise Money Without Selling the Farm

Nov. 1, 2022

Money. You need it, and investors and financiers have it. So how do you raise capital without losing too much stake in your business? Lauren Cascio, founder of Gulp Data, joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about finan…

Scaling Sustainability from Earth to Space

Oct. 25, 2022

Cofounder and CTO of SCOUT, Sergio Gallucci joins Jim Barnish in this episode to talk about all things space and sustainability along his rocket-fueled entrepreneurial journey. He teaches us what sustainability in space mean…

31. Bringing the A Players: Realizing Your Team’s Full Potential

Oct. 18, 2022

Longtime entrepreneur and scaling coach George Morris joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss what it takes to build teams of A players who will scale and grow your business. As a founder you likely have some employees …

30. Don’t Marry Your Product! Let the (Market) Problem Lead the Way

Oct. 11, 2022

Product-market fit. How do you get there? Do you have the right team? The right timing? The right product? Samantha Citro Alexander, cofounder of bitewell, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to answer those questions. With lo…

29. How to Become a Top 1% Communicator

Oct. 4, 2022

Brenden Kumarasamy, founder and CEO of MasterTalk, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss how you can become a master communicator. He breaks down key areas of communication into actionable steps and why they are inval…

28. Hiring & Firing: How to Build a Successful Team

Sept. 27, 2022

Patrick Brown, founder and CEO of Unity Communications, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss building teams and the people behind them. He shares his own journey of leaving the corporate job and the ‘dirt’ he’s gathe…

27. Weaponizing Adversity: Focus on Opportunities, Not Failures

Sept. 20, 2022

Ascenditt cofounder Mason Dorner joins Jim Barnish on this episode to talk through the adversity he’s overcome, both personally and in business. He'll outline how to avoid costly sales and marketing mistakes, and weaponizing…

26. Founders, Families, and (Rocket) Fuel

Sept. 13, 2022

Twelve years of entrepreneurship while building a family as a new wife and mom is Katie Merrill's founder's journey. Hear her story as she walks host Jim Barnish through the challenges she has faced and continues to learn fr…

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