On The Cusp

by Dave Smith and Matt Snyder

Launching and growing a new business comes with its share of unpredictable challenges — but it doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. On the Cusp, a new podcast launching in October by BRF's Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) serves as a way to help business owners communicate with each other through storytelling. It will feature practical advice from entrepreneurs and small business owners who are actively changing the ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 6

  • Season 6, Episode 10: Bob Thames with Single Source Business Solutions

    Season 6, Episode 10: Bob Thames with Single Source Business Solutions

    C.E. Byrd High School graduate, Bob Thames, saw an opportunity to mix the fields of accounting and customer service in Shreveport, Louisiana. He co-created @Single Source Business Solutions in 2022. Bob is the hospitality frontman who creates strong customer relationships while his partner concentrates on bookkeeping. Tune in to hear some intriguing stories that lead Bob on his entrepreneurial journey.

  • Season 6, Episode 9: Quentin Durr with Louisiana Catalyst

    Season 6, Episode 9: Quentin Durr with Louisiana Catalyst

    Quentin Durr, founder of Louisiana Catalyst, joins us for this week’s episode of On the Cusp. Quentin founded Louisiana Catalyst in 2019 to support local entrepreneurs by providing access to workspaces, resources, and mentorship. You might even say Dave Smith is his role model. Tune in to hear how Quentin is making an impact in Monroe, Louisiana.

  • Season 6, Episode 8: Randolph Smith with Pinnacle Realty Advisors

    Season 6, Episode 8: Randolph Smith with Pinnacle Realty Advisors

    Ever wondered if a realtor could find success as an independent contractor? Randolph Smith co-created Pinnacle Realty Advisors for this specific purpose. The long-time Shreveport native is president of a cloud-based real estate brokerage company that offers a "Brokerage-as-a-Service" model for agents. Listen in now to hear about his entrepreneurial start!

  • Season 6, Episode 7: Jarrett Lofton with Legal Weapon, LLC

    Season 6, Episode 7: Jarrett Lofton with Legal Weapon, LLC

    We’re talking to Jarrett Lofton in this episode of On the Cusp. Jarrett is a Shreveport native and the founder of Legal Weapon, LLC. After law school, Jarrett found his niche offering legal consulting for entrepreneurial startups. Tune in!

  • Season 6, Episode 6: Ryan Williams with Seedlinks Behavior Management

    Season 6, Episode 6: Ryan Williams with Seedlinks Behavior Management

    Meet Ryan Williams, CEO of Seedlinks Behavior Management. Ryan serves the community by helping families access recovery support and mental health care. Listen in to hear how Ryan is making a difference in North Louisiana.