NextGen Business Podcast

The NextGen Business Podcast is aimed at YOU, our next generation’s entrepreneur!

Linda OJ and Aaron Espindola are your hosts for this energetic and topical video podcast.

Join us for fun conversations covering topics related to entrepreneurship. Whether you’re thinking about starting a business, or your career options, the NextGen Business Podcast will help you on your journey.

2021 is the Year to Adapt

Adapt purely means to “to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances.”  -

The pandemic has impacted all businesses. Some are able to continue regardless, others are changing how they operate, and unfortunately, some businesses are no longer able to continue and have closed down.

Adapting to change is often looked at as hard work, not cost effective, and some people fear change.

The new normal has begun already and will continue to affect all businesses for at least another year.

Video on Social Media

We’ve been hearing for some time that video is “the way to go”. Content consumers are favoring video content in increasing numbers, so if you have yet to add video to your content marketing efforts, you’re missing out.

Fortunately for us, it’s never been easier to record and produce our own video content. Smartphones now give us immensely powerful tools to shoot, edit and even publish video using something many of us have close at all times. Even feature-length movies have been shot entirely on smartphones, so they are clearly capable.

My word for 2021 is ADAPT

According to Darwin's Origin of Species, It is not the strongest that survives; nor the most intelligent who survives.  It the one the that is most adaptable to change.


The one constant thing in our lives is change. We cannot avoid it and the more we resist changes, the more difficult our life becomes.  We are surrounded by changes daily and there is no avoiding it.  There is however a healthy and realistic way to face change and that is to adapt.

Express Your Creativity

Today we’re all competing for brand attention: getting someone to notice our brand and our business. That means we need to stand out from our contemporaries and there’s no better way to do that than to embrace a little creativity!

Social media gives us many channels to get our message out, but the competition is fierce. With many of these mediums being highly visual, it follows that we should be trying to make eye catching updates.

What Can a Banana Tell us About Business Strategy?




Tom Fournier

I had a “I was this many minutes old” moment not too long ago when I saw someone posting about bananas.  I wish I kept track of the person who posted so that I could properly credit them.

When you go to peel a banana, which end do you start with?

Business in the Streets’ 2020 Fall Virtual Programs Are Now Open

At Business in the Streets, we help young entrepreneurs grow or validate their business idea, by providing them access to:

  • 8-week virtual business training
  • Mentorship
  • A community of entrepreneurs and
  • Tailored funding opportunities

We are excited to announce that our Virtual Fall 2020 programs are starting on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

If you are:

Getting Ready For Business

With many businesses returning to work this signifies the beginning of the new normal for corporate and small businesses.

Sadly, not all businesses have survived the pandemic.

If you are feeling business is still on the quiet side, this is a great time to check out your website to see if there are updates you need to make, such as changes in your hours, or new products or services.

For the small biz owners who have been wondering how to move forward I am sharing some simple ideas that will increase your online brand presence.

Cybersecurity Concerns During Work-From-Home

If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the business world, it’s disruption on a level we haven’t seen in decades.

One of the hallmarks of this disruption was the sudden move to working remotely, and millions of workers around the world suddenly embraced the work-from-home culture, whether they had planned to, or not.

Amplification through Social Media

Are you using social media such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to try to promote your business or to elevate your personal credentials?

Perhaps you are also networking whether it is part of a networking organization or working within an industry.