In This Episode

During tonight’s show we had the honor of being joined in studio by Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders (  He shared his story about moving to Cleveland to start a business with a local partner.  Part of his story is how the city has embraced him and his company. Michael shared with us what Rust Belt Riders is doing to reduce the amount of food going into landfills.

He is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program ( and he shared with us some of his key takeaways from that program in our monthly Goldman 10 for 10 segment. One of his key takeaways was how important it was to work on vs. in the business.  The way the program is set up forces the business owner to be away from the business for at least a day per week for three months.  Michael realized that he could step outside the business for a day per week especially when roles within the business were well defined.  He also appreciated having the outside perspective of his fellow classmates and advisors.

People, Companies and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

Rust Belt Riders (

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (

Tilth Soil (