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Welcome to Making It Real - a podcast dedicated to bringing new products to life. Each week, we spotlight a different small business owner or founder who has successfully brought a new product idea to market and who have lessons that they are willing to share with the world. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of "preneur" that you like!

Welcome to Making It Real - a podcast dedicated to bringing new products to life. Each week, we spotlight a different small business owner or founder who has successfully brought a new product idea to market and who have lessons that they are willing to share with the world. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of "preneur" that you like!
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Welcome to Making It Real - a podcast dedicated to bringing new products to life. Each week, we spotlight a different small business owner or founder who has successfully brought a new product idea to market and who have lessons that they are willing to share with the world. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of "preneur" that you like!

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Episodes

Making It Real. Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

7/1/2018
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Bob Caporale – Strategy Generation Company “Learning Lessons and Making It Real” After 60 incredible episodes of Making It Real, it’s time for co-host Bob Caporale to take all the lessons he’s learned and go start a company himself! Strategy Generation Company is the culmination of Bob’s passion to help business leaders develop their own unique product and business strategies. Using non-traditional methods that inspire people to tap into their own creativity and intuition, Bob is setting...

Duration:00:43:28

Making It Real. Max Temkin, Co-Founder of Cards Against Humanity

6/22/2018
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Max Temkin – Cards Against Humanity “Stop Listening to Podcasts, And Go Do Something Great” Max Temkin and his six childhood friends originally created Cards Against Humanity because they wanted something to play at parties. They made it available for free and the craze caught on from there! But this isn’t the story of making a lot of money; it’s the story of following your passion and seeing where it can take you. And where it takes us is something you don’t want to miss! Whether...

Duration:00:42:33

Making It Real. Fran Dunaway, Co-Founder of TomboyX

6/15/2018
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Fran Dunaway – TomboyX “Look for the Rainbow Unicorn Moments” Fran Dunaway, co-founder of TomboyX, strived to create an undergarment that was universally comfortable for both herself and for her friends. With humble Kickstarter roots, she listened closely to her customers and grew a business that promoted equality of comfort and freedom from labels. This week’s episode is filled with fun, energy, and an incredible story of inclusiveness, comfort, and business growth. This is one you...

Duration:00:42:31

Making It Real. Lee Mallahan III, Inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter

6/8/2018
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Lee Mallahan III – Tadpole Tape Cutter “If It Is to Be, It’s Up to Me” Lee Mallahan III, inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter, created his product out of necessity. While tackling home painting projects, he grew tired and frustrated with the process of cutting painter’s tape and quickly learned that there was no solution on the market to get a clean edged cut. So he invented an innovative product that is lightweight, easy to store, and can be universally re-used without frustration. Lee...

Duration:00:43:45

Making It Real. Robert Harbauer, Owner of Bondic

6/1/2018
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Robert Harbauer – Bondic “Create Incredible Customer Service” Robert Harbauer has a tradition of visiting local hardware stores while traveling abroad. In his travels to Germany, Robert came across Bondic, an incredible product that he became instantly passionate about. Tune into this week’s episode as Robert shares his competitive journey of selling a household tool in big box retail, and how he conquered it all by putting the customer first. Whether you’re a product manager in an...

Duration:00:46:31

Making It Real. Elliot Harris, Founder of Absorbits

5/25/2018
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Elliot Harris – Absorbits “Becoming an Entrepreneur Has Never Had Less Barriers” Elliot Harris, founder of Absorbits, is a self-described accident-prone serial entrepreneur. After accidentally soaking his cell phone, Elliot was on a mission to reverse the damage. Many tests later, he created a patented pouch that dries out wet electronics. In this episode, Elliot shares nuggets of entrepreneurial advice while providing an approachable process that anyone with the next “big idea” can...

Duration:00:42:49

Making It Real. Denise Lee, Founder of Alala

5/18/2018
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Denise Lee – Alala “It Is Better to Make a Quick Bad Decision, Than a Slow Good One” While training for a triathlon, Denise Lee wanted to feel as good in her workout clothes as she did in her designer clothes. She just couldn’t find active wear that matched her New York City style. So she founded Alala, a luxurious athleisure brand, to fill her own need! Be sure to listen in as Denise shares her experience with her mentor Chris Burch, and how she grew her business to be carried by...

Duration:00:44:37

Making It Real. Blythe Harris, Co-Founder of Stella & Dot

5/11/2018
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Blythe Harris – Stella & Dot “You Are Your Own Pace Car” Blythe Harris, co-founder of Stella & Dot, is a woman on a mission who is empowering many! After years of experience in the design industry, Blythe Harris, joined her co-founder to create a fun accessory company with a strong community built around it. The Stella & Dot business model features flexible entrepreneurship opportunities for people to “style” their own careers. Tune in to this week’s episode as Blythe shares the story of...

Duration:00:45:03

Making It Real. Panos Panay, Founder of SonicBids and VP of Innovation and Strategy for Berklee College of Music

5/4/2018
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Panos Panay – SonicBids “Being an Entrepreneur is Creative” Panos Panay has some powerful entrepreneurial experience. After selling his company, SonicBids, in 2013, Panos became the VP of Innovation and Strategy and the Director of Creative Entrepreneurship at the coveted Berklee College of Music. Tune in to this episode of Making It Real to follow Panos’ ultimate journey from building one of the leading web platforms to empower musicians, to leading the education and development of...

Duration:00:52:05

Making It Real. Jess Edelstein, Co-Founder of Piper Wai

4/27/2018
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Jess Edelstein – Piper Wai “If You Can’t Not Do It, You HAVE To Do It!” In Part 2 of this two-part series, we share the story of Jess Edelstein, the second co-founder of Piper Wai. Jess had very sensitive skin, so she took to the Internet for a solution. After testing and tweaking several different all-natural deodorant recipes, she landed on a surefire formula that was non-irritating and really worked! Listen in as Jess shares the story of how she brought her big idea to life and how...

Duration:00:46:02

Making It Real. Sarah Ribner, Co-Founder of Piper Wai

4/20/2018
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Sarah Ribner – Piper Wai “Make Sure You Have The Right Team In Your Corner” In this two-part series, we share the stories of two ambitious young entrepreneurs who built a thriving all-natural deodorant brand from scratch. In Part 1, we meet Sarah Ribner, co-founder of Piper Wai, who has always made health and wellness a priority in her life. When her best friend, Jess Edelstein, presented her with a tub of homemade, all-natural deodorant, Sarah accepted it with open armpits! And the rest...

Duration:00:46:57

Making It Real. Damion Lupo, Founder of Total Control Financial

4/13/2018
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Damion Lupo – Total Control Financial “Stop Smoking Hopeium!” After the death of his father, Damion Lupo made it his mission in life to find a way for people to live without regrets and to help them find financial freedom. He later founded Total Control Financial and used his newly formed company to help spread the world about little known retirement option that breaks the mold of a traditional 401K plan. In this episode, Damion shares his story of starting a business in college, losing...

Duration:00:47:38

Making It Real. Nik Hawks and Lee Selman, Co-Founders of Paleo Treats

4/6/2018
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Nik Hawks and Lee Selman – Paleo Treats “You Can Do Whatever You Want If You Work Really Hard For It and Use Your Gifts To Make It Happen!” Nik Hawks, a former Navy Seal, and Lee Selman, a former camel handler, are passionate about fueling their bodies with clean energy. Together, they created Paleo Treats, a natural treat company aimed at Paleo dieters that want to have their cake and eat it too! This episode promises education, inspiration, and wanderlust as Nik and Lee share their...

Duration:00:47:06

Making It Real. Brian Smith, Founder of UGG

3/30/2018
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Brian Smith – Founder of UGG “You Can’t Give Birth To An Adult” Brian Smith, founder of UGG, the popular sheepskin boot, has the ultimate story to tell. This product entrepreneur shares his journey from idea conception to parking lot sales and from marketing to mass-production. Brian walks through each phase of his adventure while sharing how he helped UGG earn an overwhelming amount of popularity from its humble roots on the beaches of California to now being one of the most widely...

Duration:00:49:05

Making It Real. Tony Post, Founder of TOPO Athletic

3/23/2018
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Tony Post – TOPO Athletic “The Best Lessons Are Learned In The Field” After being in the footwear industry for over 30-years, Tony Post, decided to start his own brand, TOPO Athletic. This unique athletic shoe company, inspired by Tony’s passion for running, focuses on comfort, support, and enabling proper running form. Listen in as Tony shares the wealth of knowledge that he gained as a product manager, an executive, and a successful product entrepreneur. Whether you’re a product...

Duration:00:49:22

Making It Real. Jeffrey Woolf, Inventor of the Morpher Helmet

3/9/2018
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Jeffrey Woolf – Morpher Helmet “Sometimes You Have to Eat a Lot of Eyes, and Chew a Lot of Knuckles” With the rise of bike sharing programs in some of the largest cities across the globe, the inconvenience of carrying around a traditional helmet is becoming more real than ever. So instead of trying to change riders’ habits, Jeffrey Woolf, founder of Morpher Helmets, paid attention to what they ultimately wanted instead. He invented an award-winning helmet that folds flat while preserving...

Duration:00:46:45

Making It Real. Alex Shirley-Smith, Founder of Tentsile

3/2/2018
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Alex Shirley-Smith – Tentsile “Grow With Your Business, Step By Step.” Alex Shirley-Smith of Tentsile had a longing desire to save the rainforest since he was a child. For Alex, that passion sprouted into a successful career in tree house design. But even after becoming an accomplished architect, Alex was not satisfied. He wanted to bring the idea of “hanging out in trees” to the masses with comfortable tree-based tents that were even more environmentally friendly than permanent...

Duration:00:49:35

Making It Real. J.P. Laqueur, Co-Founder of Brand Foundations

2/23/2018
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J.P. Laqueur – Brand Foundations “Find The Sacred Cow, and Change It.” As co-founder of Brand Foundations, JP Laqueur is determined to help corporations nix their mission, vision and value statements. He helps companies with their culture and encourages them to share their key differentiators through memorable brand storytelling. With a blog that went viral, and a 3-stage “PWI” process, JP’s strategy is applicable and accessible to both corporations and entrepreneurs that are looking to...

Duration:00:43:59

Making It Real. Karen Yankovich, Founder of Up Level Media

2/16/2018
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Karen Yankovich – Up Level Media “Don’t Limit Yourself” Karen Yankovich, is a digital strategist, and founder of Up Level Media. She recognizes the importance of social connections for businesses in our evolving world. Karen is teaching and encouraging her clients to take social media marketing to a new and more conversational level; turning their valued connections into valued clients. Tune into this episode for advice, strategies and high-energy inspirations to fine-tune your social...

Duration:00:46:55

Making It Real. Jane Och, Co-Inventor of Guac-Lock

2/9/2018
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Jane Och – Guac-Lock “No One Knows About Your Product Like You Do!” Jane Och, co-inventor of Guac-Lock, is a mom on a mission who solved a major party problem: brown guacamole. After some relentless brainstorming, and prototype testing, Jane developed a patent-pending plastic storage system that would keep her ‘guac’ green for days! With a design innovation award granted, a licensing deal created, and some minor snafus solved, Jane shares her energetic story along with a handful of lessons...

Duration:00:45:08