Facebook’s next podcast will bring small business owners face-to-face (er, virtually) with established industry moguls to share experiences and insights.
Boost My Business with David Fischer will air every other week. Its debut episode matches entrepreneur Courtney Shaw-Scipio, owner of Charleston-based wedding company Inspired by Annette Event Design and Rentals, with Arian Simone, the well-known businesswoman, author, and investor who cofounded the Fearless Fund.
“We’re at a moment of change, and if we’ve learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that our ability to connect through technology has never been more important,” Facebook said in the series announcement. “Many brands have needed to make significant shifts to their business models, pushing them to navigate new territory and remain resilient in the face of uncertainty.”
Boost My Business appears to be a renamed continuation of Three and a Half Degrees, Facebook’s second-ever original podcast series. Fischer, Facebook’s CRO, hosted that show, too; it launched in January 2019 and offered eight episodes focused on entrepreneurship. Guests included Gary Vaynerchuk, WWE brand officer Stephanie McMahon, McDonald’s president/CEO Chris Kempczinski, and Toms founder Blake Mycoskie.
Upcoming guests for the continuation include Tan France, star of Netflix’s Queer Eye. France is also a Facebook host—he fronts the identically named Watch series Boost My Business, offering advice about digital strategies for companies.
You can check out the first episode of Fischer’s podcast here.