Creative Strategies to Get Customers and Grow Your Brand

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Melanie Spring is the Chief Inspiration Officer of Sisarina, a Washington DC-based brand strategy agency with purpose. Melanie had the entrepreneurial blood in her since she was a kid. She started out in the web-design and marketing business, and found her true passion in helping companies grow their brands and build … Continue reading

How to Leverage Your Brand’s Story in Marketing

How to Leverage Your Brand's Story in Marketing

Ann Yang and Phil Wong are the co-founders of MISFIT Juicery, a business with the social mission to reduce food waste by turning misshaped fruits and veggies into nutritious cold-pressed juices. Ann and Phil started Misfit while they were college students at Georgetown University. They’ve quickly developed a network of distributors and … Continue reading

How to Create A Viable Business with Tangible Social Impact

Episode 18

Colin Hartman is the co-founder and CEO of Harper Macaw, a fine chocolate factory in Washington DC that is turning delicious cocoa into a force of social good for rainforest restoration. Colin is a Marine Corps officer turned MBA turned food entrepreneur. In this interview, he talked about how to create a business … Continue reading

How to Get the First Customers for Your Fitness Business

how to get first customers for your fitness business, Mariska Breland

Mariska Breland is the founder and creative director of Fuse Pilates®, a pilates studio and fitness brand in NW DC that offers mat, reformer and chair classes using their unique “Fuse” method. In today’s interview, Mariska talked about how she went from being a part-time pilates teacher to starting her own studio. As an … Continue reading

How to Grow Your Creative Design Business Organically

Episode 16

Rachel Pfeffer is the founder of Rachel Pfeffer Designs and also the co-founder of Stitchta (formerly Stitchtagram). She designs beautiful and quirky handmade jewelry in addition to running a creative business making pillows and bags with photos from Instagram and elsewhere. In today’s interview, Rachel shared her journey from making jewelry … Continue reading

How to Test Your Restaurant Concept with Minimal Cost

Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern

Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern are the co-founders of Chaia, a very popular, fast-casual vegetarian restaurant in Georgetown, DC that features delicious plant-based tacos. Despite their different professional backgrounds, a common passion for food brought the two lady bosses together. In this interview, Suzanne and Bettina shared their story from food blogging to … Continue reading

How to Find A Market Niche for Your Business by Being You

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My guest today, Geoff Woliner, is Founder and CEO of Winning Wit, a company that specializes in writing and presentation coaching for roasts, wedding speeches, and custom workshops for corporate team-building. With a team of award-winning comedians, Winning Wit helps clients incorporate well-timed humor and storytelling into their communication. In … Continue reading

How Creativity Can Help You Become A Happier and More Productive Entrepreneur

Monica Kang, creativity

Monica Kang is the founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, a company that offers creative educational workshops, services, and products for professionals to learn why creativity is critical, how to integrate and hone it in work and life. Before starting the company, she had a steady job specializing in nuclear nonproliferation … Continue reading

How to Master the Startup Pivot

Lou Aronson, Startup pivot

Lou Aronson is the cofounder and CEO of Discourse Analytics. Lou has an interesting career path. He was originally a lawyer and at one point had his own law firm, before he completely changed career and started a company in the data analysis industry. Despite having a group of early … Continue reading

How to Run A Successful Food Business while Keeping Your Sanity

Episode 11

Today on the show, I interview Kirk Francis, who is the Captain of Captain Cookie and the Milkman, a mobile bakery and dessert shop in Washington DC. By popular votes, they have the best ice cream sandwiches in town, and Kirk has an inspiring entrepreneurial story to tell. In this … Continue reading