Owners Table

by Thomas Cox

Thriving owners talking about everything from the boardroom table to the dinner table.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • EP 37: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Brittany Sandretto

    EP 37: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Brittany Sandretto

    In this podcast episode, Thomas interviews Brittany Sandretto, a salon industry entrepreneur who, alongside her husband Rock, owns a successful salon business. Brittany shares her journey from starting as a salon worker at 15 to becoming a business owner. She discusses the financial strategies that led to their success, including starting debt-free, setting income goals, and consulting for business growth. The couple faced challenges while opening a second location but learned valuable lessons. Brittany also talks about her daily routine, future aspirations, and personal interests, including her involvement in a hair extension company and her goal to own 500 units by age 50. She concludes by inviting listeners to connect with her on social media and check out their hair products online.

  • Ep 36: Navigating Business, Investing, and Life - Rock Sandretto and Stephen Higgins

    Ep 36: Navigating Business, Investing, and Life - Rock Sandretto and Stephen Higgins

    In this podcast episode, Thomas interviews Rock Sandretto and Stephen Higgins. Rock and Stephen share their experiences in business and investing. Stephen discusses his Medical practice and his foray into an aesthetics practice, while Roxanne talks about her passive investment strategies, including ATMs and real estate. Stephen shares his transition from family medicine to entrepreneurial ventures like land investing. They explore the value of having a supportive network for accountability and decision-making, the importance of financial management, and the benefits of diversification and professional guidance in business. The episode emphasizes strategic planning, risk assessment, and the balance between professional and family life.

  • E35: From the Mound to the Major Leagues — Kendall Graveman, Pitcher for the Houston Astros

    E35: From the Mound to the Major Leagues — Kendall Graveman, Pitcher for the Houston Astros

    In this podcast episode, Thomas is joined by Kendall Graveman, a pitcher for the Houston Astros. Graveman shares his baseball journey, from nearly quitting in college to playing in the MLB. He discusses his upbringing, college experience at Mississippi State, and the draft process. Graveman reflects on the financial and personal challenges he faced in the minor leagues, his transition to the majors, and the impact of his faith and family on his career. Despite setbacks like surgery and contract issues, he persevered, eventually playing for the Cubs, Mariners, and Astros, including a World Series appearance. Graveman also talks about financial planning, team culture, and balancing family life with professional sports.

  • E34: From Florals to Finances to Blooming Success — Mandy Majerik, Hot House Design Studio and Prop House

    E34: From Florals to Finances to Blooming Success — Mandy Majerik, Hot House Design Studio and Prop House

    In this podcast episode, Mandy Majerik, owner of Hot House Design Studio and Prop House in Birmingham, shares her entrepreneurial journey in the wedding and event industry. She discusses her background, the evolution of her business from a traditional flower shop to a successful design studio and prop house, and the challenges she faced along the way. Mandy talks about her strategic business decisions, such as reinvesting profits, networking, and expanding her services. She also touches on her personal life, work-life balance, and future plans, including real estate investments and her desire to visit Slovakia. Thomas and Mandy exchange financial management strategies, emphasizing the importance of disciplined savings and reinvestment in their businesses.

  • E33: From the Gridiron to the Gym, Blake Prime — Former Athlete and Fitness Fanatic

    E33: From the Gridiron to the Gym, Blake Prime — Former Athlete and Fitness Fanatic

    In this podcast episode, Blake, a former gym owner, and Thomas discuss Blake's life journey, including his upbringing in Hoover, Alabama, his college experience at UAB, and his career path that led him to own a gym. They explore Blake's initial aspirations to become a dentist, his athletic background, and the personal growth he experienced through his relationship with Jesus, particularly after a significant loss. Blake shares insights on fitness, nutrition, and the importance of balance in life. The conversation also covers personal topics like family, children's sports, and maintaining relationships with spouses. Blake expresses his desire to transition into a leadership role and public speaking, seeking advice from Thomas, who emphasizes the value of consistent practice. They touch on the challenges of juggling professional and personal responsibilities, with Thomas providing insights on managing time and delegating tasks effectively.