Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

Get ready to step into the unfiltered world of entrepreneurship with the award-winning entrepreneur Susan Sly on the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast. Recognized and featured by major media outlets such as Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, CNBC, Fox, and CNN, Susan brings an exceptional blend of real-world experience and hard-earned knowledge to the podcasting stage. As the co-founder of a leading AI company, Susan harnesses her unique insider perspective to delve deep into the hearts and minds of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. She presents a candid and detailed account of their journeys, featuring enlightening discussions with illustrious founders like Glenn Stearns, Jesse Itzler, and Brandon Steiner. "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" captures the grit, passion, and relentless spirit of the entrepreneurial world in all its unforgiving yet rewarding glory. From the humble beginnings to the defining moments that change a business's path, Susan and her guests explore the intricate facets of entrepreneurship that are seldom discussed in mainstream narratives. Whether you are a seasoned business owner, a budding entrepreneur, or simply intrigued by the entrepreneurial landscape, this podcast is a treasure trove of hard-hitting truths and invaluable lessons. With Susan's industry insider perspective and her guests' unabashed honesty, listeners will gain a unique understanding of what it truly takes to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. Join Susan Sly every week for a new episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship." Immerse yourself in the authentic, inspiring, and empowering stories of those who have dared to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Embark on your journey to success today with "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship".

Episodes

June 21, 2024 46 mins
In this Raw and Real Entrepreneurship episode, Susan Sly talks to Karen Gordon, Founder of Simpli5. Karen shares her journey from managing a thriving business with $1 million in monthly revenue to navigating that customer's bankruptcy. Her story highlights the importance of perseverance and strategic pivoting. Karen shares the practical implications of cognitive diversity. She discusses the importance of understanding one's streng...
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In this Raw and Real Entrepreneurship episode, host Susan Sly sits down with Cody Schneider, Co-Founder of Swell AI. Together, they explore the dynamic landscape of startups, highlighting the rising trend of remote work and the power of global talent pools. Cody shares invaluable insights on scaling companies through innovative strategies like podcasting, live courses, and social media, emphasizing the critical role of community bu...
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Ever wondered how a kid selling coloring books door-to-door could end up co-founding one of the hottest plant-based protein drink brands? In this Raw and Real Entrepreneurship episode, Susan Sly sits down with Chris Hunter, the unstoppable force behind KOIA. From hustling coloring book pictures in Youngstown, Ohio, to navigating the chaos of Four Loko, to breaking into major retailers like Starbucks with KOIA, Chris's journey is no...
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In this raw and riveting episode of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Podcast, Susan Sly sits down with Nick Fogle, the resilient founder of Churnkey, to unpack the gritty truth of turning financial chaos into entrepreneurial gold. Their conversation dives deep into the whirlwind journey from crippling student loans to groundbreaking business success, offering a masterclass in transforming burdens into opportunities. Nick peels ba...
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Join Susan Sly, Raw and Real Entrepreneurship host, as she interviews Kevin Bibelhausen, the mastermind behind Fruition Capital and Heritage Fabrics. This isn't your typical business chat; it's a deep dive into the mechanics of buying and selling businesses, focusing on the crucial role of cash flow and profitability. Kevin opens up about his unlikely path from opera singing to dominating the business acquisition game. He breaks d...
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In this episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, Susan Sly pulls back the curtain on what it truly means to be a founder in the tech industry, challenging the notion that deep coding skills are a prerequisite for creating successful tech products. From her journey as an Award-Winning AI entrepreneur and her education at MIT, Susan shares four practical strategies for taking a Minimum Marketable Product (MMP) to market. She discus...
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Join Susan Sly in this dynamic episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, featuring renowned public speaking expert and bestselling author Terri Sjodin. With over two decades of experience electrifying audiences and consulting for top corporations, CEOs, and Members of the U.S. Congress, Terri brings her sassy, fresh, and insightful expertise directly to you. In this episode, explore the powerful strategies from Terri's latest book...
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Join Susan Sly and Jeffrey Hayzlett, Founder of C-Suite Network, on Raw and Real Entrepreneurship for a dynamic conversation on entrepreneurial success. Jeffrey was the CMO of Kodak before leaving to launch his global media empire. A serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, innovator, and well-known media personality, Jeffrey has literally written the book on how to create results. In this episode, Jeffrey shares practical insigh...
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Get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, real estate, and economic insights. Join Susan as she sits down for a captivating conversation with serial entrepreneur and trailblazing product designer Andrew Borovsky, Co-Founder of Visible.   Andrew's journey from the corridors of Adobe and Apple to his current role as a seasoned entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring. In this episode, he takes us thr...
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In this episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship," Susan Sly has a dynamic conversation with Aimee Schuster, the founder of Bandwidth Strategy and a Josephine Collective angel network member. They discuss the challenges that women face in entrepreneurship and the importance of mentorship and support.    Aimee shares her journey from starting an eco-friendly business to becoming a fractional C-suite executive, emphasizing the val...
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In this episode of the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast, Susan Sly interviews Zackary Klima, the founder of WaitTime. Klima discusses his entrepreneurial journey, from the streets of Detroit to WaitTimes' Intel partnerships.    Zack shares insights from his early days, where he mastered communication and overcame fears in Detroit's business landscape. The conversation explores Detroit's challenges and Zack's passion for it...
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Join Susan Sly for a captivating discussion with Andrew Bart, CEO and co-founder of Algo Face, as they probe into his entrepreneurial journey and unique approach.   Andrew's story spans from balancing a business part-time with a full-time C-suite role to turning personal loss into a successful venture, showcasing resilience and positivity.   Discover the power of networking, family values, and organic community building as Andr...
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In this empowering episode of the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast, Susan Sly engages in a candid conversation with Lisa Marceau, the Co-Founder of Joyuus. Lisa and her dedicated team aim to bridge the gap in maternal care, offering solutions for diverse populations in women's postpartum health and Femtech innovation.   Throughout the episode, Susan and Lisa share their personal experiences with gender bias and the challen...
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Dive deep into the evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI) with host Susan Sly in a pivotal episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship: “The AI Tipping Point: Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads.” This thought-provoking episode unpacks the latest controversies shaking the foundation of AI development, including Elon Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI for breaching its founding mission and the collective decision by tech giants to pause...
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Welcome to another powerful episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" hosted by Susan Sly. In this episode, Susan is joined by her daughter, Avery Sly, who serves as the Marketing Manager and Director of Brand Development at Agency 8. Together, they dive deep into LinkedIn and its powerful tool – newsletters.   Avery, a seasoned entrepreneurial social media expert, shares her expertise on why LinkedIn has become a priority for h...
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Join Susan Sly on the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Podcast as she talks to Gregory Shepard, Co-Founder of BOSS Capital Partners, about his unconventional journey as an entrepreneur. Gregory's unique global perspective and challenging experiences set him apart from traditional C-suite executives.   In this episode, Gregory discusses the transformative power of entrepreneurship, starting over, and navigating neurodivergence in the...
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In this empowering episode of ‘Raw and Real Entrepreneurship’, Susan Sly sits down with a remarkable guest, Susan Groeneveld, the visionary founder of Sylvester.ai. Get ready for a deep dive into entrepreneurship as Susan Groeneveld shares her inspiring journey of founding and leading Sylvester.ai, a cutting-edge company at the intersection of technology and predictive healthcare to improve animal health.   Susan Sly engages in a...
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In this revealing episode of “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship,” Susan engages in an intimate conversation with Lori Harder, the innovative force behind www.loriharder.com and the exciting new venture, www.getgloci.com. Friends for over 15 years, Susan and Lori delve into the emotional complexities of pivoting in business and the inherent fear of disappointing others.   This episode takes listeners through the tumultuous yet rewardi...
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Get ready for a no-holds-barred episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship as Susan dives into the audacious world of Josh Chodniewicz, the trailblazing founder of Fundify. In an unfiltered conversation, Josh reveals how he’s flipping the script on startup investing, smashing barriers, and levelling the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs alike.   Enter the realm of Fundify, Josh’s revolutionary platform disrupting the st...
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In this episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, Susan Sly dives deep into personal branding, particularly focusing on the transformative power of LinkedIn. As a platform boasting over 310 million active monthly users, LinkedIn is a goldmine for entrepreneurs seeking to establish credibility, network with industry leaders, and unlock a world of opportunities.    Key Takeaways from the episode Discover how a robust personal bra...
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