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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...
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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

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Pizza Pie Amore: Alison & Francesco Crovetti of Rione Pizza, Philadelphia

10/17/2018
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How do you start a high-friction business, work together, and keep your day job? Alison & Francesco’s Rione is a popular Roman-style pizzeria in Philadelphia. They enjoy the logistical challenges of a brick & mortar, have had some very effective old-school marketing as well as effective digital efforts, and one works in the business full time while the other continues an important day job—taking off that hat at night and on weekends. And despite the hard work and long hours, they keep the...

Duration:00:31:22

Sitcom Jewish Parents In Business: Ina & Jerry Cohn of Label Makers, Inc.

10/10/2018
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We’re venturing to the Garden State to speak with a couple who spent 35 years in business together and lived to tell about it. These two may be the sitcom Jewish parents you never had—because they’re the sitcom Jewish parents who taught Honey everything she knows about a couple in business together. We’re talking about Ina Cohn and Jerry Cohn of Label Makers, Inc., better known as Honey’s parents and Blaine’s in-laws. This conversation is unique. It’s partly tips from a lifetime in...

Duration:00:51:08

Chopped Champion & His Better Half: Christian & Christine Hayes of Dandelion Catering, Part 2

10/3/2018
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We return to our conversation with Chopped Champion Christian Hayes and his wife Christine, the entrepreneurs behind Dandelion Catering in Yarmouth, Maine. Christian won the “Pork On The Brain” edition of the Food Network’s Chopped—and admits he owes credit to his wife, whose pastry-chef wisdom got him through the dessert round. Today, we hear about the unique challenges of evolving, adapting, surviving and thriving. Communication is an especially big challenge when you come from people...

Duration:00:25:44

Chopped Champion & His Better Half: Christian & Christine Hayes of Dandelion Catering, Part 1

9/26/2018
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In this episode, we have a Food Network Chopped Champion who credits his business-partner wife with helping him win the show's “Pork On The Brain” episode. Meet Christian and Christine Hayes of powerhouse Dandelion Catering in Yarmouth, Maine. It was Christine’s experience as a pastry chef that informed Christian’s championship dessert of dark chocolate pork blood pudding. And this points to the greater reality of their relationship of professionalism, cooperation, and joy for each other,...

Duration:00:55:56

3 Big Mistakes That Can Crush A CoupleCo: Business Professor Dan Horne

9/19/2018
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Is your business making these three big mistakes? We talk with Prof. Dan Horne, Associate Dean of the Providence College School of Business. The man is a gifted researcher, analyst, and adviser. And when he was a kid, his parents ran a CoupleCo. Professor Horne worked in the business mom and dad started—driving a diaper truck, among other things. By the time he got there, Mom had left the business. But Prof. Horne lived the family entrepreneur dynamic firsthand—and has continued studying...

Duration:00:32:06

Big Homes, Big Money: Murray & Felicity Gardner of The Gardner Group, Part 2

9/12/2018
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In this episode, we are back with the fighter pilot and the schoolteacher. Murray and Felicity Gardner of the Gardner Group in Park City, Utah, like to get in the middle of other people’s home construction projects. Murray is the project leader, and Felicity is the interior designer. Together, they help keep their clients custom home projects on task, on time, and on budget. They’ve also worked with another CoupleCo, Whitney Advertising, interviewed in our first two episodes. And the...

Duration:00:37:53

Big Homes, Big Money: Murray & Felicity Gardner of The Gardner Group, Part 1

9/5/2018
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You’re about to meet Murray and Felicity Gardener, a couple of very relaxed, very distinguished sounding grownups (unlike us) with a fascination for getting in the middle of other people’s custom home construction. You’re going to hear about a line of work that is not for the faint of heart. We’re talking big homes, big money, and big challenges with Murray and Felicity Gardner of The Gardner Group Luxury Home Creations.

Duration:00:42:04

Honest, Wild, Beautiful: Kevin & Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Skin Care, Part 2

8/29/2018
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We return to our sit-down with Kevin and Ann Marie Gianni, of burgeoning skincare giant Ann Marie Gianni dot com. In this episode, they discuss exceptional stories of surviving crisis. They explain a management tool that has improved their relationship at work. They talk about Ann Marie backing up a 36-foot diesel pusher (she recommends it for all women). And finally, they explain company culture through brand integrity in a big way. As Slow Burn Marketing, we did branding work for Ann...

Duration:00:28:15

Honest, Wild, Beautiful: Kevin & Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Skin Care, Part 1

8/22/2018
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We’re talking to one of our first favorite couples of entrepreneurism. Kevin and Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Gianni dot com have been working together for over a decade. They have been personal trainers, raw food gurus, and now run a wildly successful line of organic skincare products. We love these two for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which being that they once traversed the nation, running their business from an RV—which offered some interesting lessons in couple cooperation....

Duration:00:40:28

Travel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 2

8/15/2018
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After raising their family, Rick and Cheryl looked inward, decided to leave the corporate world, and are now traveling the world with purpose. Going off the beaten path, they’re bringing back unusual beauty in a stunning and engaging blog. Editor In Chief Cheryl is often editing her photographer husband Rick—which has sometimes led to challenges. In this episode, we hear about how they’ve learned to disagree differently—and sometimes not disagree at all. Where others might find conflict,...

Duration:00:31:01

Travel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 1

8/8/2018
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This couple had significant professional careers, raised a family, left corporate, and decided to do something different with the next chapter of their lives. They wanted to travel with purpose, which is different than just vacationing. It has led Cheryl Acheson and Rick Hyman to develop an extraordinary blog called Travel Is Beautiful. Cheryl is the writer and editor in chief. Rick is the photographer, not to mention a contributing writer. Rick’s writing style leads to some interesting...

Duration:00:35:33

Cocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling, Part 2

8/1/2018
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We continue our conversation with Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, they were homeless, jobless and pregnant—and they say it was one of the best things to happen to them. They embrace it and practically recommend such adversity for a couple in business. We’ll hear how Rob encourages Sara to branch out in the business and supports her in pretty much everything—including being a distiller herself. Sara says she works well when there’s a challenge,...

Duration:00:38:13

Cocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling, Part 1

7/25/2018
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Meet Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. This young distillery was founded by a couple who have seen serious adversity. As newlyweds, they went through a trial by fire that might seem devastating—yet they found it to be liberating. There’s a parity between these two that is unusual in the kind of business they run. Which hasn’t always been the case in their respective careers together. And it sounds like it’s having a really interesting affect on their young kids. It’s also one of...

Duration:00:53:24

Arguing: How To Do It, w/Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist

7/18/2018
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This is Coupleco, The Argument Edition. What causes the two of you to argue vehemently—when you’re actually in agreement? What happens when an argument just makes you shut down? (There is an actual name for this.) We’ll hear about the different styles of arguing—including the fact-based arguer, the feelings-based arguer, and even the kitchen-sink arguer—and what to do about it. This includes a technique that’s deceptively simple to implement, yet makes it surprisingly difficult to maintain...

Duration:00:35:10

Entrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, Part 2

7/11/2018
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In this episode, we rejoin Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy to discuss how perfectionism can be the enemy of progress. There’s pleasure and the pain of building your own business model instead of following someone else’s template. It’s OK to take a weekend off—especially when you want to be a couple instead of coworkers. And, regardless of how much prep you do, the necessity of having trust & faith if you’re going to make a business fly.

Duration:00:35:54

Entrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, Part 1

7/4/2018
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Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy are a couple who are truly in love in business together. We’re going to hear them talk about wanting to create something that didn’t exist in the marketplace—which is either very brave or very foolish, depending on who you are and how you look at it. (We’re going with brave.) They’re also challenging conventional thinking in their niche. And in continuing a theme that we picked up with Blackbird Crossfit in Maryland, we’re...

Duration:00:46:57

Love The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit, Part 2

6/27/2018
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Matt and Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit never used to fight until they began running a business together. In this episode, we hear about a business that isn’t kid-friendly—but has lots of kids running around in the middle of it with potentially dire results. There’s the value of learning to appreciate how each other communicates in a relationship where one partner is driven by emotion, the other by analysis. And the power and the joy in changing lives—especially when attracting...

Duration:00:40:06

Love The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit, Part 1

6/20/2018
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Matt and Rebekah Titus, owners of Blackbird CrossFit in Eldersburg, Maryland, are a fun and passionate couple who had something interesting happen when they started working together: for the first time in their marriage, they began to fight. We’re going to hear how they’ve been able to meet that challenge. There’s also that scary moment of truth when they decided they were taking the plunge and going all-in—and how they’ve built a thriving cult brand with a loyal following of brand...

Duration:00:49:39

Should You Even Do This? Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist

6/13/2018
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In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Rachna Jain, a clinical psychologist with a special focus on working with entrepreneur relationships. Dr. Jain is going to help us answer the age-old question, “Should the two of you even be doing this?” She’s going to talk about tools for better communication. And we’re even going to hear about an exercise called The 10-Second Kiss.

Duration:00:31:04

The Bleam Team: Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 2

6/6/2018
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In part 2 of our chiropractor couple, Dr. Chip & Dr. Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. The Bleam team is a study in cooperation, team dynamics, family-first thinking, and manageable scale. We’re going to hear about an interesting challenge when it comes to underestimating one’s power—and maybe not surprisingly, it comes from Dr. Carol’s diminutive size. They talk about acceptance of each other’s idiosyncrasies, and learning how to work effectively with...

Duration:00:30:35