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Episode 137: Brad Vigesaa and NerdinOut

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This week on the podcast we record on the road during a visit to NerdinOut on 2nd Street SW! Today on the show we sit down with NerdinOut founder Brad Vigesaa to chat more about this two-year-old business, which just had a grand opening celebration at their new location this June, and how he and his team are meeting customer needs to grow. NerdinOut is a retail store- and more- that buys, trades, and sells comic books, toys, collectables, and video games.

 

On the podcast today we chat about:

·      How Brad’s sales and customer experience prior to NerdinOut has helped to increase the efficiency of the business and enhance the bottom line.

·      The philosophy of “nerdinout” and how that relates to the business.

·      Move of the business from Elton Hills to their new location on 2nd Street SW.

·      Nitro coffee, Barbies, and other new products.

·      The addition of an adult-focused laser tag to the store’s offerings this summer.

·      The upcoming Nerdinout Con 2019 taking place this August.

 

Links from the podcast:

NerdinOut

Website: https://www.nerdinout.com/

Facebook: @Nerdinout

Twitter: @the_nerdinout

Instagram: @nerdinout_com

 

Rochester Rising Communication Session, Mental Health: https://www.facebook.com/events/2437009946576323/

 

Music:

Odd News by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

 

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Episode 99: Sean Williams and Comicker LLC

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Today on the podcast we sit down with founder of Comicker LLC, Sean Williams. Comicker is a diversity focused, digital first, creator friendly comics publisher that Sean operates out of Austin, Minnesota. Sean is a New York Times best-selling comics writer and Montana native who cut his teeth in the LA film scene. Today on the podcast we talk about:

 

·      The growth and creation of Comicker.

·      The business model behind the publishing company.

·      Trends Sean is seeing today in the comics industry, including expansion of paper comics into library systems.

·      Lessons Sean learned from his first business endeavor Foot in the Door Entertainment, a film and television production company.

·      The pivot Comicker is currently in away from digital and towards print.

·      The difficulties of “operating in isolation” as an entrepreneur.

·      The prep work Sean is currently doing for an exciting new iteration of Comicker.

 

“I saw how hard it was to basically break in as a creator…. There was no bridge between school and the real world. I wanted to create that opportunity for other creators, in particular.” -Sean Williams, Founder of Comicker LLC