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Episode 74: Balancing Problem Solving While Celebrating Success - Kate Bradley Chernis, Lately

9/23/2018
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Kate Bradley Chernis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Lately -- a marketing and advertising service that streamlines content creation for everyone from the top marketing companies to the individual blogger. Kate and I talked about what led to her starting Lately after a successful career in broadcasting and advertising, and what it means to balance your strengths and weaknesses in an effective way in order to keep moving your business forward. Great lessons for entrepreneurs at any stage of the...

Duration:00:31:22

Episode 73: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 2 of 2

9/17/2018
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Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. In this two-part episode, Susan, Nisha, and I had so much to talk about. From the unconventional way that their partnership began, to incredible advice about raising money and common mistakes too many entrepreneurs make. Tons of great tips for anyone on how to...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 72: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 1 of 2

9/10/2018
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Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. Susan and Nisha sat down with me this week and we had so much to talk about. From the unconventional way that their partnership began, to their struggles raising capital with a mission, and they gave me tons of great advice on how to get out there and crush it...

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 71: Hard Times Can Be a Gift - Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect

8/27/2018
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Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and connector for the food tech sector. Danielle and I sat down to talk about everything from the future of the food industry, to what’s finally prompted her to start taking on outside funding (and why she’s waited so long!) A truly insightful episode on taking your roughest moments as an entrepreneur and changing them into positives, as well as the challenges facing the food industry now and going forward.

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 43: When You Fall in Love with the Work - Amanda Merrow & Katie Baldwin, AMBER WAVES FARM

11/20/2017
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This week features the Co-Founders and farmers of Amber Waves Farm, Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin. Located in Amagansett, NY, their mission is to bring sustainability, education, and a highly curated food experience to the farm to table market. Amanda & Katie's story takes us from their first connection during a farming apprenticeship, to opening their own, one-of-a-kind, grocery store. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free....

Duration:00:25:07

Episode 42: The Payoff That Comes with Starting Small - Jessica Banks, RockPaperRobot

11/13/2017
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Jessica Banks has a career path that did not go the way she thought it would -- after having to abandon her dreams of becoming an astronaut, it took this Founder & CEO of RockPaperRobot awhile to find the right place to put her feet on the ground. But once she did, she took off. Jessica's plan of honing in on one product before expanding her business has paid off big-time, and is definitely an idea we can all find use from. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free....

Duration:00:28:56

Episode 41: Putting in the Time to Build Traction - Carissa Waechter, Carissa's Breads

11/6/2017
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This week's episode features Carissa Waechter, the entrepreneur, baker, and pastry chef behind Carissa's Breads in East Hampton, NY. Carissa takes us through her career path from culinary school to starting her own business, and why it was so important for her to make sure she took the time she needed before launching her retail store. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:20:41

Episode 40: It's All about Creating an Emotion - Zara Tisch, Terez

10/29/2017
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Zara Tisch is the Founder & CEO of the playful leggings and accessories company, Terez. Zara sat down with me this week to talk about how she's built her company by focusing on products that create positive emotional experiences for her customers. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Gotham Gal is proud to be made in NYC.

Duration:00:26:23

Episode 39: Business as a Force for Good in the World - Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

10/23/2017
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Susan McPherson is the Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies, a consultancy focused on the intersection between brands and social good. Susan had an enormous amount of insight on everything from the possibilities for business to create positive change in the world, to how daunting that first big step into a life 'without a paycheck' can be. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution...

Duration:00:32:55

Episode 38: Turning Your Lowest Moment into Your Biggest Opportunity - Jane West

10/16/2017
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This week's episode features CEO Jane West, one of the women entrepreneurs who has pioneered the cannabis industry since Denver's legalization in 2014. Her story is full of plot twists, and Jane shares with us how she saw each let-down, misdirection, and mistake as an opportunity to try something new. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively...

Duration:00:35:11

Episode 37: Play to Your Strengths - Megan Grassell, Yellowberry

10/9/2017
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Megan Grassell founded her company, Yellowberry, when she was just 17. This week, I sat down with the millennial entrepreneur to talk about what inspired her business, the smart moves she made throughout her journey, and her vision for the future of her company. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Gotham Gal is proud to be made in NYC.

Duration:00:22:26

Episode 36: Put Your Idea out into the World - Christine & Caroline Strzalka, ITSBYU

10/2/2017
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Sisters and Co-Founders, Christine & Caroline Strzalka, are the duo behind the soon-to-be-released floral subscription service, itsbyu. This week they shared with me a ton of insights from their mad dash to hit the ground running with a brand new startup. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Gotham Gal is proud to be made in NYC.

Duration:00:28:16

Episode 35: It's So Much about Risk - Christine Vachon, Killer Films

9/25/2017
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This week's episode features acclaimed American film producer and Co-Founder of Killer Films, Christine Vachon. Christine and I discussed her trajectory from New York's experimental film scene to the Oscars, and the big risks she took along the way. Definitely an inspiring story for any entrepreneur looking to take on a fresh perspective on how to conquer their corner of the market. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated...

Duration:00:28:47

Episode 34: You Need to See It in Order to Be It - Donna Zaccaro

9/17/2017
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Donna Zaccaro is the director of the upcoming documentary film, 'To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor' -- set to have its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival this October. This week Donna joined me in conversation to talk about her films, her empowering influences, and a career full of decisive twists and turns that led her to a life that allows for her powerful creative endeavors today. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free....

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 33: Taking Lessons from Year 10 - Jen Bekman, 20x200

9/11/2017
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This week's episode features Jen Bekman, art gallerist and Founder of 20x200 -- an online marketplace that makes art accessible to everyone. Just in time for 20x200's ten year anniversary, Jen shares some insights on playing the long game in your business -- from re-evaluating your steps, to honoring your successes, and everything in between. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution...

Duration:00:28:44

Episode 32: Fearless towards Failure - Harleen Kahlon, bolde.com

8/21/2017
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This week features a conversation with Harleen Kahlon, Founder of bolde.com, an editorial-driven lifestyle company for millennial women. Harleen's path to founding her company took her through many career milestones and down some unexpected avenues -- it's a great example of being unafraid to embrace new directions, and looking at missteps as fresh opportunities. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music...

Duration:00:20:47

Episode 31: Start Small, Think Big - Kelsey Recht, Venuebook

8/6/2017
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VenueBook Founder and CEO, Kelsey Recht, joins me on the podcast this week to talk about everything from the dedicated sense of drive she developed as a competitive junior figure skater, to how motherhood made her a better CEO. Kelsey's approach to creating a new platform for event booking benefited from her mindset of 'start small, but think big'- something we can all get a benefit from. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free....

Duration:00:27:21

Episode 30: Get Focused on Your Mission - Christine Quinn, Women In Need

7/24/2017
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This week’s episode features former NYC mayoral candidate, groundbreaking advocate, and current CEO of Women In Need, Christine Quinn. And she did not disappoint! Christine and I sat down to discuss everything from her career in politics, to coping with failure, and how to bring entrepreneurship into all aspects of life. Christine lets us in on some valuable insights into the political sphere and what we can do to create change in our own communities -- it’s not to be missed. Music edited...

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 29: Learning through Play - Ayah Bdeir, Little Bits

7/9/2017
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Founder and CEO of Little Bits, Ayah Bdeir, takes us through her journey of a curiosity-filled upbringing in Beirut, to her inspiring years at MIT's Media Lab, and how her path led her to create Little Bits -- technology kits composed of electronic building blocks that have seemingly limitless creative potential for tinkerers and learners of all ages. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 28: Pairing Knowledge with Possibility - Erica Jain, Healthie

6/19/2017
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This week, Co-founder & CEO Erica Jain talks about how a massive void in the market led her to create Healthie -- an all-in-one, HIPAA-compliant platform for nutritional healthcare. Erica's out-of-the-box approach to client acquisition, and what led her down that path, provide great insights for entrepreneurs in any market. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by...

Duration:00:18:15