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Get inspired with Vistaprint's small business podcast, 'Small Business Stories.' Listen to entrepreneurs share the motivation behind their businesses, tips for success, advice for overcoming challenges, and so much more. We're on a mission to become the best entrepreneur podcast out there, so we're focusing on business owners in a variety of industries...you'll find conversations with everyone from fashion designers to food service experts. Whether you're pursuing a side-hustle or running a ...
 
Three diverse freelancers discuss how they manage the personal side of their relationships with customers and clients. This podcast will help you apply practical strategies so you can forge healthier relationships for your business. Learn how to navigate the relationships, how to remain respectful, keep harmony and set boundaries without being patronising, blunt or offensive.
 
Dee McCrorey, Chief Risk Guru of Risktaking for Success LLC knows that innovation takes more than talk. During the Coach for Innovation show, Dee and her guests - industry experts, innovation catalysts, niche coaches, and social innovators - share insider tips, tools, and practical techniques for leveling the innovation playing field.
 
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Small Business Stories is the podcast where entrepreneurs share their goals and challenges. In this episode we talk to Scott Lee, CEO & Founder of Gooroo, the Uber of virtual tutoring. Here, you'll learn about the persistence of a teenage entrepreneur, how to build a team that shares your passions, and what it’s like to run a business that’s actual…
 
Small Business Stories is the podcast where entrepreneurs share their goals and challenges. In this episode we talk to Gail Ockerbloom, the owner of Studio on the Common, about the innovative methods she’s employed to evolve her studio and retail store during a pandemic. Small Business Stories is presented by Vistaprint. For more ways on how to bes…
 
The Inner Cycle, a multi-location spin studio on Boston’s North Shore, quickly adapted their business model to continue serving customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. From socially distanced studio spaces to all-new virtual classes, hear how this small business has continued to thrive in uncertain times. Small Business Stories is presented by Vist…
 
Rebirth Body Transformation Center isn't an ordinary gym - they offer coaching services that range from spiritual wellness to nutrition. In our latest podcast episode, hear how the owner, Julian, expanded offerings and changed up his marketing tactics during the COVID-19 pandemic Small Business Stories is presented by Vistaprint. For more ways on h…
 
Asia Mei, the Chef/Owner of Moonshine 152, shares how COVID-19 impacted her restaurant in a matter of weeks. From laying off her staff to re-opening under new restrictions, hear how she tackled difficult decisions and adapted her business model in a post-pandemic world. Learn more about Moonshine 152 Small Business Stories is presented by Vistaprin…
 
Rahanna Gray is the founder of Stylish Pooch, a mobile dog grooming company. In this episode she talks about her appearance on Season 5 of Netflix’s Queer Eye and how she’s been empowered by her new brand identity. Small Business Stories is presented by Vistaprint. For more ways on how to best run your small business, visit Vistaprint's Ideas & Adv…
 
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. Follow Current Forw…
 
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. Listen to the episode to hear Brit's tips…
 
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. Learn more about Hello Pride here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelloPride https://www.facebook.com/hellopride https://www.instagram.com/hellopridebaby/ Small Busines…
 
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. Visit Carla's shop Small Business Stories is pres…
 
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. Small Business Stories is presented by Vistaprint. For more ways on how to best run your small business, visit Vistaprint's Ideas & Advice section. If you or someone you know has a Small Business Story…
 
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. You'…
 
'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. Learn more about Boo's…
 
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…
 
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 man…
 
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 custo…
 
Three diverse freelancers discuss how they manage the personal side of their relationships with customers and clients. This podcast will help you apply practical strategies so you can forge healthier relationships for your business. Learn how to navigate the relationships, how to remain respectful, keep harmony and set boundaries without being patr…
 
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. L…
 
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 of get…
 
We talk to two business owners who left their corporate jobs to follow their dream of starting a business. Meet Heather Yunger, the Owner of Top Shelf Cookies and Zach Shlein, the Founder and CEO of Posturebreak. In this episode you'll hear about the pros and cons of hiring your first employee (08:38), learn 3 of the Natural Body Principles (33:43)…
 
Robert Brands, Innovation Coach and author of Robert's Rules of Innovation (Wiley, March 2010) http://www.robertsrulesofinnovation.com/ joins Dee McCrorey for a "down from the rafters" discussion on sustainable innovation. Robert will share ten critical rules that corporate leaders and business professionals must apply now if they expect to fast tr…
 
One thing this Great Recession has triggered besides the loss of jobs is the beginning of new partnerships and creative collaborations. Alan Korn, http://www.alankorn.com/ a Berkeley, California-based attorney specializing in art, entertainment, intellectual property and business law, joins Dee McCrorey for a candid discussion on copyright essentia…
 
Guest Dawn Rivers Baker, microbusiness trend spotter, researcher, publisher and editor of the MicroEnterprise Journal joins Dee McCrorey for a discussion on how the Great Recession is changing the landscape for existing and new microbusiness owners. With more than 6.3m U.S. workers out of work for 27 weeks or longer many are deciding to join the ra…
 
Losing your job, and unemployment, are among life's most traumatic events. With the average time for finding a new job in the U.S. approaching 25.1 weeks, people are definitely feeling the stress. But did you know that how you react to the loss of a job will make or break your search for new employment? Dr. Lynn Joseph, considered an expert in the …
 
Innovation is essential to business and workplace success, but despite its importance, persistent shortcomings exist in creating it. Today's economic meltdown has raised the bar for organizations--create more innovation at a faster clip. Join me and social anthropologist, Mike Alvarado, President of Going Evergreen, as we walk you through five acti…
 
Social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to extend the reach of organizations in building powerful online networks. But social systems are organic, not mechanistic, composed of vibrant, constantly evolving, self-regulating networks--the human DNA that holds it all together. Charles Kalev Ehin, PhD Emeritus Professor of Management at The Gore …
 
Creating a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem begins with disciplined and courageous leaders capable of looking beyond their organization’s status quo to one that will differentiate their company for decades to come. Join Dee and her guest Rev. Dr. Lorraine Cohen, CEO and founder of Powerfull Living; an organization dedicated to business development…
 
We continue our 7-part series on The Evolving Enterprise with guest Wendy Beecham, CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. Since joining the organization in 2007, Wendy has transformed FWE&E by applying similar strategies gleaned from her 25 years of corporate experience in a variety of leadership roles including senior vice presid…
 
How do you discover the unique attributes of your company in order to make a real difference at work and in the world? Kate Roberts, principal of The Wired Woman (www.thewiredwoman) and former partnership strategist for Cisco Systems, joins us for the first in a series on The Evolving Enterprise. Kate will share practical ways that companies and in…
 
Prior to his live address at the AEO 2007 Annual Conference, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus spoke to attendees via satellite and discussed the need to fill the financial services gap in the United States through microfinance and microenterprise development services. Despite America’s enormous wealth, he points out, there are man…
 
Amy McKenna Luz, president and CEO of AEO, opened the AEO 2007 Annual Conference by welcoming the membership and attendees to the "final conference of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity," going on to explain the plans to revamp AEO's brand and have a new name by the 2008 conference. In her address, Amy casts a vision of microenterprise beco…
 
Dr.Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, made a surprise appearance at AEO's 2007 Annual Conference. Dr. Yunus was introduced by outgoing AEO Board Chair, Greg Walker-Wilson, who recalled his initial meeting with the economist from Bangladesh many years ago, and the lasting impact of that meeting on Walker-Wilson’s life and career. As he a…
 
On the last day of AEO's 2007 Annual Conference, an innovative roundtable was held, titled Predictions for the Movement. Mark Pinsky of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen, Kevin Kelly of AEO, and various audience members joined the discussion, moderated by AEO's CEO and President, Amy McKenna Luz. The discussion i…
 
Treats for Troops is a web-based business founded in early 2003 by Denver business woman Deborah Crane, whose mission is to provide a safe, easy way to support America’s soldiers all over the world. Since the business was launched, more than 20 tons of treats have been shipped to soldiers all over the world and last year the business grossed $1.4 m…
 
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