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Set Your Business Up for Success: Alampi and Associates and Digital Image Studios

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial 

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by co-host, Norm Pappas, president and CEO of Pappas Financial. To kick off the show, Norm offers insights into his philosophy of viewing business problems as “brush fires” or “forest fires.”

Jeff and Norm interview two local entrepreneurs: Jim Alampi, founder of Alampi and Associates, and David Hellie, president of Digital Image Studios.


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First up, Jeff and Norm chat with Jim Alampi, whose business, Alampi and Associates, has assisted CEOs and companies in developing business strategies, improving leadership practices and achieving better business results for more than 20 years.

During the interview, Jim discusses: 

  • His experience in both public and private companies
  • His first business experience versus where he is today
  • How and why he started Alampi and Associates
  • The types of companies that Alampi and Associates works with, and what services the company provides
  • What makes for great execution
  • The three things that make for a successful company
  • What future growth looks like for Alampi and Associates

Listen to the interview with Jim Alampi

Part 1

Part 2

For more on Alampi and Associates, visit the official website.



Next up, Jeff and Norm interview David Hellie, president of Digital Image Studios, a pioneer in high-end CG imaging and animation started in 1990. Digital Image Studios continues to excel as one of the world’s leading creative services facilities, offering high-quality visual and creative services for film, video broadcast, print and web marketing.

During the interview, David shares:

  • How and why he decided to go into business in the creative service space
  • The unique services Digital Image Studios provides to its clients
  • How entrepreneurs and small businesses can utilize Digital Image Studios’ technology
  • How David and his team help companies to hone their marketing message
  • What sets Digital Image Studios apart from other creative service companies
  • Examples of some of the work his team is doing to help clients reach customers during COVID-19

Listen to the interview with David Hellie

Part 1

Part 2

For more on Digital Image Studios, visit the official website or call directly at 248-477-5600. You can check out Digital Image Studios’ portfolio of work here.


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