A serial entrepreneur based in Fort Worth has announced plans to take on a number of ambitious business ventures in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeremy “JB” Yowell, the CEO of ALG Holdings Family LLC, is taking his ownership of multiple companies to the next level, most notably Hyena’s Comedy Club, Kroh Exploration, and Freaky Fast Homebuyers & Investments. Yowell is also launching a new “Shark Tank”-style reality show called “Down to Business.”
It’s not Yowell’s first foray into media, though. From 2016 to 2018, the entrepreneur ran a radio talk show from a “common-sense perspective” that was broadcast weekly in 42 markets.
His new show aims to unite business acumen with a flair for entertainment. The entrepreneur began in the oil and gas industry and eventually founded his own exploration company. After twelve years of navigating what he calls “volatile storms,” Yowell went on to tackle broader endeavors—culminating in ALG Holdings.
“Down to Business,” which is currently in pre-production, will partner with various businesses to reorganize, restructure, and rediscover greater earning power. Yowell will play co-host along with his frequent collaborator Jamie Knight.
The show coincides with Yowell’s decision to expand Hyena’s Comedy Club, Kroh Exploration, and Freaky Fast Homebuyers & Investments.
His plans for Hyena’s involves brand transformation and growth into secondary markets. The comedy club currently has venues in Dallas and Fort Worth, but with owner Randy Butler, Yowell and his team hope to elevate it into a premier comedy club chain. That includes broadening programming opportunities with some locations having black box theatres.
Fort Worth-based Kroh Exploration is an independent oil and gas company that was developed with Yowell’s partner, Brett Kroh. The company intends to increase domestic oil and gas reserves while minimizing ecological impact by improving production from existing wells. Per a statement, the team anticipates production growth over the next five to ten years to be three-thousand barrels of oil equivalent daily.
And with Freaky Fast Homebuyers & Investments, Yowell said he is excited by strong possibilities. The real estate company calls its method “the easy way to sell your home freakishly fast”—after an inspection and consultation, Freaky Fast makes a cash offer to a home seller less than the amount of time it takes the average seller to get their house to market. Yowell predicts the company’s asset values to exceed $100 million by 2025.
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