Welcome to the Heart of Business brought to you by Benchmark. It’s the business podcast that won’t make you flatline, where we discuss what pumps life into your company.

Armando Veve is an incredible illustrator who has worked for the New York Times, New Yorker, Wired and many more publications. He's also a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. We enjoyed our conversation with this very talented artist about how he made his dream career a reality.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:20am PDT

Bob Morris was looking for the next step after coming off the road from world tours with The Hush Sound. He took the need to walk and care for his own dog and turned into a business. Yo! Dog Walker has grown into one of the most sought out dog walking and sitting businesses in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Listening to Bob, it's not hard to see why he's doing so well. He cares about the dogs and their owners in a manner that creates loyal customers and happy pets.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:24am PDT

We talk about the origins of the site he collaborates on, Really Good Emails. We discuss what makes an email really good, the evolution of email marketing and being passionate about email marketing. We also talk about how an entirely remote team can work together. Check it out!

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:22am PDT

The creation and launch of Benchmark CRM has been a process years in the making. We talk to Director of Product Development Paul Rijnders, who has been at the head of the team since day one. We got to hear everything that goes into the development of a tool like a CRM. If you're looking to get clued into the world of CRM, this is a great place to start.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

Tirthak Saha is only 26 years old. He's been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, worked with NASA on origami-inspired satellites and won American Electric Power's Spark Tank Innovation Challenge. You may not have heard of him yet, but he believes that will change. So do we.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Jack Wrigley has built a career as an entrepreneur, working with various startups along the way. We talked to him about his journey, as well as his current experience with Kickbox and the email marketing world. He shared some great lessons for startups and those looking to follow their dreams.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

Clayton Wood is an SEO expert who has helped build multi-million dollar businesses. He's also an incredibly interesting person who took the leap and left the corporate world to blaze his own path. It took him to Puerto Rico, the Philippines and even the pages of Playboy.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

In late February, Rand Fishkin announced he was leaving Moz, the company he co-founded. We reached out that day, wanting to hear more about his new endeavor: SparkToro. It was great to catch up with him and hear more about his new business. Plus, we fell into an incredible conversation about creating quality content.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:40am PDT

Eliot Crist turned a part-time opportunity into a career as a football analyst. It's the dream of most football fans and fantasy football players across the country. Tune in and listen to find out how it became his reality.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

We return to the Heart of Business with Chad S. White, who is the Research Director at Litmus and the author of Email Marketing Rules. We discuss the evolution of email marketing and its longevity and how he found his way into the industry. It's a fun conversation with three email marketing veterans.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:12am PDT