Skip to content

Our show concluded in November 2020 after 3 years. Thank you for all your support! 

On the Terrapin Small Biz Connection podcast and radio show, we don’t just talk with business owners about their creation story and what their business does… we dive deep into what it really takes to own and operate a small business in Northern Michigan.

Life “up north” is unlike any other corner of the globe, and with that comes significant challenges, as well as joys. Tim and Ruthy chat with area business owners about the things their customers may be surprised to learn, how policymakers affect our livelihood, the highs and lows of tourism in the area, and more- and they’re not afraid to ask the tough questions.

Do you run a business in Northern Michigan? Then you’ll love tuning into these frank and open discussions about what it’s really like up here as a business owner.

Listen in every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WTCM NewsTalk 580, or wherever you get your podcasts.

And don’t forget to check out Season One of our show, Team Nerd Tech Show where, over 65 episodes, we delve into all things nerdy and tech!


Episode 20: S2 E20: Bird Hunting in Northern Michigan with Chris Smith

It's all about hunting and fall this week as we hang with Chris Smith, local…

Read more

Episode 18: STOP Working at Home Until You Hear This

Small business owners: you're gonna need to bookmark this one! We're talking all things work…

Read more

Episode 17: “We put people in a position to succeed” with Sean Skarshaug of Traverse Repro

This week we caught up with Sean Skarshaug of Traverse Repro and Copy Central in…

Read more

Episode 16: Nathan Griswold, Inhabitect

This week, Tim and I caught up with Nathan Griswold, of Inhabitect in Traverse City.…

Read more

Episode 15: Skip Brown, Freedom Builders of America

We're hanging out this week with a dear friend, Skip Brown of Freedom Builders of…

Read more

Episode 13: Baris Atmaca, Socks Kick

This week we're chatting with Baris Atmaca from Socks Kick, located in East Jordan. Baris…

Read more

Episode 12: Rex Rudolph, Padgett Business Services

We're hanging out this week with Rex Rudolph of Padgett Business Services in Traverse City.…

Read more
Back To Top