Small Business Stories

Small Business Stories

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February 19, 2020 25 min

Khaki Paquette is the owner of Face Food Natural Skincare. In this episode, Khaki shares her experience of starting a natural skincare brand in her kitchen, expanding to a brick-and-mortar space, and becoming a businesswoman...all while balancing her duties as a mom.

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February 3, 2020 22 min

This is a rerun of one of our most popular episodes. In it, we talk to Heather Yunger, the Owner of Top Shelf Cookies, about turning her passion into her full-time job.

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January 24, 2020 30 min

Freddy Papen is the Co-Owner of Saffron & Rose ice cream. In this episode, Freddy gives us the scoop on what it means to keep his grandfather’s legacy alive while offering his customers authentic Persian ice cream with a modern twist.

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December 9, 2019 25 min

Brittany Cobb is the Founder & CEO of Flea Style. In this episode you’ll learn how she continues to evolve her two brick & mortar retail spaces and how she manages her thriving Instagram presence. 

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November 12, 2019 28 min

Kaitlin Maud is one of the Co-Founders of Current Forward, a strategy collective working with some of the world's biggest brands.

In this episode you'll hear Kaitlin's approach to work-life balance, learn what it's like to be a small business that works to impact major companies and get expert advice on understanding your brand.

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October 14, 2019 24 min

As the host of national television show Start-Up, Gary Bredow has traveled coast to coast and around the world interviewing small business owners. His motivation for creating his show was to inspire people to follow their own dreams of becoming small business owners.

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September 9, 2019 25 min

Brit and Sean Wilkins run a wildly successful Etsy store for the wild-hearted. They do so with an important mission in mind: improving the lives of Veterans.

The Wilkins want to combat the painful statistic that 22 Veterans take their own lives everyday and aim to do so with their business Freedom Found Co.

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August 19, 2019 25 min

Tskenya-Sarah Frazer didn't study fashion design. But that didn't stop her from starting a successful footwear brand.

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Megan and Meagan started Hello Pride to make a difference in the LGBTQ+ community. Along the way, they became expert Etsy sellers. Hear their expert tips and get inspired by their story.

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  • June 27, 2019 25 min

    When you see products from Carla Sue Greeting Cards and Gifts, you'll be shocked - in a good way!

    In this episode you'll

  • Learn how Carla Lyles got her start.
  • Get her tips on how to make the most out of selling products at craft fairs and markets.
  • Get inspired to take your business to the next level.
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    We've talked to 11 incredible business owners so far. This episode contains the best wisdom, advice and tips to help you get your business on track.

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    Maggie Battista's journey has taken her from the world of working in tech to food blogging and now, she's just released her second cookbook and is getting ready to open her very own market, Eat Boutique.

    In this episode, you'll learn valuable lessons from Maggie on attending pop-up markets, getting customer feedback and finding a retail space.

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    March 15, 2019 24 min

    "No one wants to go to an event that sucks!" Little Bird Events Owner Angela Marenghi gives us her tips to hosting the best event possible.

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    December 10, 2018 22 min

    'Tis the season for gifts. Gift giving. Gift receiving. But what if your business relies on selling those gifts?

    We spoke to Charlotte Fancy, the Founder of Boo's Toy Shop, to learn about how she prepares for her busiest time of the year, running both a physical and online business, and how she gets inspired by her customers.

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    September 24, 2018 28 min

    Hear Fred Magnanimi’s touching story of how he channeled grief to build Luca + Danni. A company that helps people express and share their own stories through jewelry.

    Fred is the Founder and CEO of Luca + Danni, a jewelry company based in Rhode Island. Fred quit his investment banking job to found Luca + Danni as a tribute to his brother Danny, who had recently passed away. In this episode you'll learn abou... Read more

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    August 24, 2018 23 min

    How does floating along a London canal in a hot tub with a glass of bubbly in hand sound? Stuart ‘Tommo’ Thomson of HotTug UK sat down to tell us how a chance discovery inspired his novel new business idea.

    In this episode you'll learn all about Tommo's successful crowdfunding venture that got his business off the ground, plus you'll hear about the ingenious way he used the Royal Wedding to drum up business. Read more

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    August 15, 2018 29 min

    Chef Johnny Burke talks about his latest concept, Johnny's Takeaway: the restaurant with no tables. Hear his culinary journey and how adapting to legal red tape shaped Johnny’s Takeaway’s business model.

    In this episode you'll also learn how Johnny solicits feedback from customers and how he's used that feedback to adapt his business along with many other tips invaluable for all small business owners.

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    Charlie Spokes runs My Friend Charlie, a London-based singles events company. She takes groups of people on inventive group dates like axe throwing and dinner in the sky.

    In this episode you'll hear all about Charlie's first year in business. She's got great advice for small business owners on hiring your first employee, getting feedback from customers and identifying your strengths and weaknesses.

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    May 30, 2018 20 min

    Coffee mugs haven't changed in 5,000 years.... until now.

    Allen & Diana Arsenau created Jamber - an alternative to the everyday mugs we use that's been bio-engineered specifically for the human hand.

    In this episode, you'll learn both why and how the Arsenau's invented Jamber, along with what it's like to run a business with your spouse and kids.

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    As Dahlia Rizk struggled to get her daughter out of her winter coat and into her car seat, she thought, "There has to be a better way." It turns out, there wasn't a better way, so she invented one!

    In this episode you'll hear how Dahlia, a mother of three, turned that idea into Buckle Me Baby Coats. You'll learn how she navigated the process o... Read more

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