Give'm The Business

Startup reality with Founder/CEO John Tabis and crew.


Founder & CEO of Bouqs.com John Tabis enlists the help of his real life Cousin Bill and News Girl Katie Rotolo to share his experiences and wisdom in the startup game and the broader business world. From raising 10’s of millions in financing to dealing with work stress to getting that first interview, we’ll tackle it all every week.





How to Get Started as an Entrepreneur

• Learn about the practical side of starting and running a business.
• We chat about the human element to business as opposed to simply the science of it.


Learning to Be Happy in Your Career

• How to make your heart happy in your career.
• Co-workers, pay … see what else it takes to make you happy at your job.


Be a part of the show.

Give’m the Business is a podcast informed by John’s extensive experience at Disney and Bain Capital, most recently launching a successful Silicon Beach startup and raising over $40 million. If you would like to be part of the show please reach out. 


COUSIN BILL Bill Harvanek

Bill Harvanek hails from the great city of Pittsburgh. More specifically a tiny town called Rural Ridge, about 100 yards from where John grew up. He graduated from the lesser-known Catholic school, Gannon University in Erie PA with an Advertising Communications degree and a Theater minor. After all of that expensive schooling he moved to Los Angeles and started a career in stunts and bartending. He appeared in shows such as American Dreams, CSI:NY, and Jericho. He then moved on to writing comedy and producing, at one point writing jokes for Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. He enjoys playing softball several days a week and spending time with his prized Puggle, Wiggum. He currently works on the show Wahlburgers when he’s not shooting the shit with John and Katie.

NEWS GIRL Katie Rotolo

Katie Rotolo has over 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, and has managed productions and acted for new media, commercials, music videos, shorts and feature films. She has worked with companies such as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maker Studios, Refinery29 and Fullscreen, and runs her own boutique production company, Paper Ball Pictures. She currently resides in Los Angeles, but is available for travel.

Behind and in front of the camera, she loves to make people laugh. Growing up, Robin Williams was a frequent guest in her house; in her adult life, she's found friends in Pete Holmes and Maria Bamford (the latter she has had the pleasure of working with behind-the-scenes on Lady Dynamite). She is also very focused on providing a voice to under-represented topics and starting conversations to make social and ethical changes in everyday life. Holistic values, an eco-friendly state of mind, and tacos are just a few of the things Katie likes to bring to set.

Use less plastic; make more jokes.



What’s it like to launch a successful startup? How do you raise millions of dollars? Which brands are the ones I should pay attention to? Want these questions (an more) answered with a twist? Crack a beer and turn up Give’m the Business!Your source for a wide range of interesting business advice on topics like raising money, dealing with work stress, nailing the 1st interview, and more.