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JULES & STACE: Four Years of This Podcast – Reflecting On What Has Been, And Looking Forward To What Is To Come

After four years of hosting this podcast, we are taking a sabbatical. We started this podcast to give entrepreneurs a voice. To let theiriesowerful stores be told. To help build a community of entrepreneurs. To help business owners in the trenches know they are not alone. We have laughed countless laughs with our guests and […]


LEVI WALKER: Creating Every Day, Dealing With The Severe Challenges Of Covid, & Supporting Fellow Artists In The Entertainment Industry

We first had Levi Walker on GSD 3 years ago on episode #38, and if you’ve listened to that, you know he is a special human with a beautiful story. We wanted to have him back this week for a follow up conversation to talk about how severely Covid has impacted the arts and entertainment […]


TIFFANY KENT: Setting And Hitting Goals, Developing Your Weaknesses, And Helping Women Invest In Their Dream Life

Tiffany Kent is Founding Partner of Wealth Engagement LLC. Tiffany is a former Vice President and Financial Advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management where she provided a range of sophisticated wealth planning and investment services. Prior to Bernstein, Tiffany constructed client portfolios and managed a $200 million equity long short portfolio as an analyst, portfolio […]


JENAN McCLAIN: Creating Art That Moves People, Getting To The End Of Your Rope, And Turning Back To What You Love Through Self-Healing

Once an artist, always an artist. During Jenan McClain’s formidable early years, she leaned into art and reading as escapes from the challenges life threw her way. As she grew up, she pursued art, but, once married, life then led her into banking. She and her husband ended up living in the Caribbean islands for […]


ANNIE ATTERBERRY: Like A Butterfly Coming Out Of A Cocoon, Starting A Business During Covid, And Purposefully Curating Products

Annie Atterberry never intended to be an entrepreneur. She found that she thrived most when she was given the opportunity to invest in other people. But a move from Colorado back to her South Carolina roots, Covid, and two young children changed everything. And that’s how her lifestyle subscription box company, called Sweetgrass & Sage, […]


WHITNEY WISE LONG: Loving The South, Showcasing Women Entrepreneurs, And Holding The Tiger By The Tail

Whitney Long is a people gatherer and a community builder, and she has made a significant impact among female entrepreneurs in the Southeast and beyond. After a successful career as a scout, stylist and contributing editor for some big names in print media like Coastal Living, Southern Accents, Southern Living and Better Homes & Gardens […]


SHANNON CAMPBELL: Knowing What You Want To Be From A Young Age, Growing Through Mentors, And Helping People Look Beautiful

Shannon Campbell has a vision. She wants to create a relaxed atmosphere where her clients feel more like friends. And she sees that vision come to life every day as owner/stylist of Shag Salon. She builds a genuine, personal connection, all while staying up to date on trends, and her clients typically become clients for […]


STEVE & SANDY SCHOETTLE: Partnering In Business, Managing Growth To Prioritize Quality And Customer Relationships, And Forging Products With Love

Photo courtesy of @Kelliboydphotography This is an episode that we originally aired on our other podcast, Do It In Nature. We thought it was applicable to the entrepreneurial community as well, so we’re publishing it here. Few outdoor memories are better than the ones by a roaring fire pit with those you love. Sandy and […]


ALISA TURNER: Walking A Very Hard Road, Noticing God Winks, And Teaching People How To Fuel Their Bodies For Healthy Living

Alisa Turner is more than just a health coach. She’s a whole life coach with her business Alisa Turner, Whole Life Nutrition. And she leans into her own ups and downs of life including relationships, eating, addictions, mental health issues, and spiritual experiences to be able to enter in and relate on a very deep […]


RICHARD REUTTER: Taking Over A Family Business, Eating Cake And Being Happy, And Living His Mom’s Legacy Every Day

Photo credit: Kendra Martin Photography Richard Reutter, President and Owner of Caroline’s Cakes, is carrying on both his mom’s dream and her legacy as he runs this business. Caroline’s Cakes started back in 1982 when Caroline made a caramel cake for Richard’s christening. Not long after, word of mouth about the “world’s best caramel cake” […]


EMILY BENEDICT: Being Determined, Believing If It’s Meant To Be It Will Be, And Coming Home to Yourself

When Emily Benedict recently moved back to Charleston, SC after having grown up there, she felt as though she was coming home. Both physically to a location and metaphorically to herself. But in between 8th grade when she left and now, a whole lot of life has been lived. Emily has worked in such industries […]


CYNTHIA LETT: Pioneering Many Firsts, Planning Great Meetings, And Saying “Yes” Then Figuring It Out

Cynthia Lett is a smart, savvy, funny, and wildly connected individual. She is an internationally recognized maven of business and social etiquette. She is the only etiquette & protocol expert holding both the Certified Etiquette Professional (CEP®) and Certified Protocol Professional (CPP®). These are designations earned by examination through the International Society of Protocol & […]


JENNIFER JENKINS: Following Family Footsteps of Entrepreneurialism, Evolving And Growing With Your Clients Needs, And Putting Your Family First

Jennifer Jenkins is a public relations strategist, entrepreneur, and a huge fan of Dolly Parton. A small-town girl from Alabama, she believes the power of storytelling is what grows brands. In May 2010, Jennifer made a bold move to leave the hustle of the big agency world to create a life and career she loved. […]


KATIE BLOMQUIST: Helping Others Start A NonProfit, Hosting An Online Fundraising Auction, And Bringing Joy To Others Lives

Katie Blomquist is a spreader of joy. She is a former teacher who worked in the low income, high poverty school district. When one of her precious little 1st grade students, Jawan, asked her for a bike for Christmas, it broke her heart. So much so that she decided to start a Go Fund Me […]


HOLLY SLICE: Using Music Therapy To Help Others, Saying Yes To Every Challenge, And Approaching Business Like Solving A Puzzle…One Piece At A Time

Holly Slice’s mission with Lowcountry Pianist & Co is to become the leading choice for live music services in the Lowcountry by consistently providing premier, quality services to her clients. Her company and her team specializes in professional performances for weddings, vow renewals, retirement centers, and corporate events including receptions, luncheons, and dinner parties. ​Additionally, […]


ASHLEIGH METHERELL & KAT LEITNER: Being An Only Child, Loving Processes, And Simplifying Things For Businesses By Being Solutionaries

After years of running operations for a variety of companies, Kat Leitner and Ashleigh Metherell decided to combine their expertise to build a modern outsourcing solutions company, called Allora Solutions Group, that is committed to helping businesses maximize their potential. Their diverse backgrounds in finance, sales, and human resources give Kat and Ashleigh a seasoned […]


STACIE BARBER: Living A Life Of Learning, Using Pilates To Meet People Where They Are, And Coming Back Home To Myself

Stacie Barber, owner of The Mindful Body Pilates Studio and Stacie Barber Coaching, is on a mission to use the challenging and beautiful parts of her story to help facilitate ease, connection, balance, fulfillment and joy in the lives of women who are ready to step into the next version of themselves. Women who are […]


MIMI STRIPLIN: Taking Time To Reassess, Born To Do Retail, And Growing 1002% Over Last Year

Mimi Striplin grew up in Spartanburg, SC and is a 2014 graduate of the College Of Charleston. In 2015, she founded The Tiny Tassel, where she designs and creates each tassel by hand in hopes to bring a little joy to others’ lives. She offers a full line of handmade tassel jewelry, garments – made […]


STEPHANIE HALL: Not Afraid To Stand Up For What You Believe In, Growing A Sustainable Business, And Investing In Yourself As Capital

Stephanie Hall is an inspiration. She grew up in Holly Hill, SC and got her law degree by the time she was 23 years old. She has started multiple businesses and is raising 3 children. After 10 years in law, she started a successful event planning business, then started her current company, Estelle Colored Glass. […]


ALEX DURANT: Being A Hustler, Loving Super Organization, And Finding The Positive During COVID-19

Alex Durant founded Durant Consulting in 2006 to provide full-service auction solutions for nonprofits. She worked as the Director of Fundraising for Grandstand Sports in NYC from ‘98-2005 where she managed 300+ auctions per year with consignment memorabilia. She was consistently asked to produce all aspects of the nonprofit auctions by their clients and a move to […]