Radio Shows


School For Startups Radio

School for Startups Radio is devoted to bringing great information to small business owners and entrepreneurs. It was awarded the 2014 Small Business Administration Media Award and is carried on 25 AmFm stations around the country (and is adding new ones all the time) and nine internet platforms. Jim has interviewed Shark Tank judges, winners, and losers, famous venture capitalists, billionaires, bestselling authors, and game-changing experts. The show is always upbeat, never talks politics, and strives to make every guest look great. There is also an accompanying digital magazine emailed to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs every day.


Restaurant Owner Radio

Restaurant Owner Radio ran for 3 years on multiple AmFm stations around the country. The show highlighted James Beard winners, famous chefs and restaurants, and the CEOs of national chains. Jim covered the latest trends in the industry, financial issues, and topical stories of interest. He interviewed the founders or CEO of the Melting Pot, Longhorns, Hooters, Ted’s Montana Grill, Bennigan’s, Chili’s, Tony Roma’s, Le Cirque, Big Boy, Genghis Grill, Honey Baked Ham, Johnny Rocket’s and many others. His personal favorite was the head chef at Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle!

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Jim Beach is a true expert and an excellent speaker with years of experience. Whether you need someone to know you know noon moderate a panel or give a keynote, Jim would be a great choice!

Steve Strauss, USA TODAY | Senior Small Business Columnist

Jim regularly speaks at IIT Bombay. He is a master at business ideas and their relevancy with Indian audiences is spot on. We have been having him for last 3 years on demand of the attendees. His enthusiasm, super knowledge and connection with participants is unmatched. We haven’t seen a speaker who has such a wide range of stories (from his experience at various businesses) and deep domain knowledge (he was a professor too!).

Ayush Agrawal, Director of ESummit 2013 | IIT Bombay

I have had the opportunity to work with Jim Beach for over three years. He has not only been a great speaker, but has originated “series” speaking events for our members that are requested over and over again. He is engaging and really involves the audience at a level they can understand. He continues to be a “go-to” speaker for us. He’s great!

Nancy Whatley, VP of Entrepreneurial Development | The Metro Atlanta Chamber

Jim Beach is the most outstanding speaker I have ever seen. He has command of multiple topics and can offer insight on just about any topic impacting aspiring and existing business owners. A combination of humor, directness, intellect, and an innate ability to connect with the audience make him a formidable speaker. There is absolutely no question that Jim has made me better at what I do.

Chris Hanks, Head of Entrepreneurship Program | Univ. of Georgia

It is one thing to start a small business and build it into a success one time, but it is a completely different thing to do it over and over and over again! Jim Beach is a man who has cracked the code on starting a business with little or no money, and building it into a massive success! If you want to learn from someone who doesn’t just talk about success, but who is living it and teaching others …then you need to hear Jim Beach! He is incredible!

Willie Jolley, Hall of Fame Speaker

I have hired Jim repeatedly to give speeches for both customers and team members. He does a great job connecting with the audience and delivering his message in an effective, engaging and humorous way. I bring him back so often because I can always count on him to deliver information that leaves the audience better off than they were before they came. He has done sessions for me in small conference rooms all the way to huge convention rooms and he is incredibly nimble and able to adapt to each situation. I would not hesitate to hire him to speak at any of my events.

Sean Mabey, Wells Fargo | Senior Vice President of Small Business Banking