A Podcast about Marketing Struggles and Creative Solutions

Join co-hosts Jake Braun and Mirela Setkic, who own and operate Kapok Marketing, as they discuss business owners’ marketing struggles and solutions, and other business-related topics. They share their own stories and advice about running a local business, and interview other entrepreneurs and influencers in the Tampa Bay area.

Latest Episode

May 28, 2019 - Episode 28

Top 7 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Make

Social media can be a big part of digital marketing for a small business. But it’s not the same as sharing on your personal social media profiles. Jake and Mirela discuss how personal and professional social media are different. Don’t make the same mistakes other businesses are making. Learn the correct number and types of social media platforms. Too many or two few can cause problems. Plus find out what sort of content is ideal for social media marketing. We also discuss what you must avoid doing online if you don’t want big trouble for your business.

Episode Archive

July 17, 2018 - Episode 4

How To Find Office Space in St Pete with Peter Fischbach

Finding a great location for your office or storefront can make or break your business. On top of that, commercial real estate is a tricky topic. Our longtime tenant representative and licensed real estate broker, Peter Fischbach, will join us to give us the lowdown on all the tips and tricks that landlords don’t want you to know.

July 3, 2018 - Episode 3

How to Find, Interview, and Hire Great Employees

You’ve decided to hire a new employee, but what’s next? Employees can have a huge impact on your business, so it’s critical you find the right people. We’ve conducted hundreds of interviews from entry-level to high-level positions in a variety of disciples. We’ll discuss our takeaways and what you can do to avoid some of the mistakes we made early on.

June 14, 2018 - Episode 2

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye (and Why Employees are Important)

Hiring your first employee can be stressful, but it’s critical to running a successful business. Even the smartest entrepreneurs are limited by time. They also can’t be an expert on every topic. We discuss this and more with Jessica, one of our early hires as a marketing assistant.

June 7, 2018 - Episode 1

Gotta Risk it to Get the Biscuit (When Starting a Business)

Taking strategic risks in business are an absolute must. Starting any business is a risky endeavor. Even smart well-capitalized people can fail. Many people told us not to do it, but we did it anyways. Learn how we managed to accept and manage risk as we started our marketing agency, Kapok Marketing.

May 31, 2018 - Episode 0

Talking to Ourselves; Who Are Jake Braun and Mirela Setkic?

Is it harder to get customers or podcast listeners? Who are we and why do we have a podcast? Do we even know anything about marketing or business? Let’s dive into that and more on this lonely zeroth episode. Wish us luck!