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SelfMade CEO Brian Schechter hosts SelfMade Stories, capturing honest conversations with e-commerce entrepeneurs. Providing tangible tips and real-life inspiration, this podcast covers the ins and outs of growing your business. Each journey is distinct, full of surprises and growth. Selfmade Stories immerses you in the experience and propels you towards your own goals.

SelfMade CEO Brian Schechter hosts SelfMade Stories, capturing honest conversations with e-commerce entrepeneurs. Providing tangible tips and real-life inspiration, this podcast covers the ins and outs of growing your business. Each journey is distinct, full of surprises and growth. Selfmade Stories immerses you in the experience and propels you towards your own goals.
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United States

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SelfMade CEO Brian Schechter hosts SelfMade Stories, capturing honest conversations with e-commerce entrepeneurs. Providing tangible tips and real-life inspiration, this podcast covers the ins and outs of growing your business. Each journey is distinct, full of surprises and growth. Selfmade Stories immerses you in the experience and propels you towards your own goals.

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English

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9736508517


Episodes

Miki Agrawal, Part II: One of One

4/11/2019
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Miki Agrawal is the co-founder of Thinx, founder of Tushy and Wild, and the author of two books (Do Cool Shit and Disrupt-Her) not to mention a full-time, kick-ass mom. In Part II, Miki speaks to how she built Tushy and Thinx into what they are today. From the marketing moves that got her the traction and press she needed for launch, to how she allocates her own time and energy in a way that’s most beneficial for her business. Check out Miki on Instagram @mikiagrawal and her current venture...

Duration:00:13:25

Miki Agrawal, Part I: Space to Create

4/4/2019
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Miki Agrawal is the co-founder of Thinx, founder of Tushy and Wild, and the author of two books (Do Cool Shit and Disrupt-Her) not to mention a full-time, kick-ass mom. Wild was the first of its kind, bringing farm to table, gluten free pizza to New York in 2006. Shortly after she came up with the idea for period-proof underwear that supports women everyday of the month. After changing the way we think and talk about periods and pizza she set out to revolutionize the American bathroom with...

Duration:00:26:02

Jessy Fofana: LaRue PR

3/29/2019
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Jessy Fofana is the founder of LaRue PR, a boutique PR agency that represents all the brands and entrepreneurs everyone aspires to be like. This episode is a little different - while Jessy doesn’t have a direct background in e-commerce she did build a cosmetics brand in the 90s which she successfully sold before going into PR full time and eventually starting her own agency. Brian and Jessy discuss the importance of PR for your business and how you can think about PR on a zero dollar budget....

Duration:00:42:00

Courtney Boyd Myers: AKUA

3/21/2019
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Courtney Boyd Myers (aka CBM) is the co-founder of AKUA, a business on a mission to bring sustainable sea greens to the consumer market through kelp jerky. After learning about the immense environmental benefits of ocean farming kelp, CBM made it her mission to create a commercial want. She saw a clear market need for tasty, healthy, plant based jerky, thus AKUA was born. Brian and CBM discuss the benefits of sustainable ocean farming, how to communicate your brand story, and the importance...

Duration:00:34:00

Arielle Crawford: ARIELLE

3/7/2019
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Arielle Crawford is the founder of ARIELLE, a conscious collective focused on sustainable textiles, domestic manufacturing, and fair-trade practices. After leaving high-end fashion because she didn’t agree with production practices, she founded ARIELLE. Brian and Arielle discuss what it means to live plastic-free and how you can think about sustainability when it comes to what your business and what you wear. This week’s episode is particularly inspiring. To learn more about living plastic...

Duration:00:19:14

Meha Agrawal: Silk + Sonder

2/27/2019
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Meha Agrawal is the co-founder of Silk + Sonder, the first ever monthly planner subscription that is tailor-made to empower thinkers and inspire creativity. Meha got her start as an analyst at Goldman Sachs before transitioning to the startup world, where she quickly found her passion for entrepreneurship and founded Silk + Sonder. In this episode, Meha and Brian dig into her business and talk through pain points and struggles every entrepreneur faces when first starting out, while Brian...

Duration:00:28:16

Marissa Vosper, Part II: Growing Negative

2/15/2019
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Marissa Vosper is the co-founder of Negative Underwear, an innovative intimates company for women by women. Megan and her co-founder, Lauren Schwab, founded the company to answer a need for chic, well-designed, functional underwear. Impressively, Negative Underwear has thrived off their own self-funding, breaking even after only two and a half months. On part two of Negative’s journey, Brian and Marissa discuss how Negative has been able to maintain steady growth with crystal clear focus...

Duration:00:21:06

Marissa Vosper, Part I: Finding Negative Space

2/13/2019
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Marissa Vosper is the co-founder of Negative Underwear, an innovative intimates company for women by women. Megan and her co-founder, Lauren Schwab, were obsessed with all things ready to wear but felt there was a clear lacking in chic functionality when it came to their underwear. After balancing night classes at fashion school with their full-time jobs, they co-founded Negative Underwear. In the first part of Negative’s story Brian and Marissa dive into what motivated Marissa to start her...

Duration:00:18:04

Sabir Semerkant, Part III: Business Benchmarks

1/10/2019
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Brian speaks with Sabir Semerkant, SVP of eCommerce at VaynerMedia, a full service digital agency. Sabir has over 20 years of experience growing e-commerce businesses and is an expert in social and digital marketing. In this final installment Sabir provides insight into how you can set benchmarks for your business and the things you can do to get to the next level of your business.

Duration:00:18:37

Sabir Semerkant, Part II: Brand Story

1/1/2019
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Brian speaks with Sabir Semerkant, SVP of eCommerce at VaynerMedia, a full service digital agency. Sabir has over 20 years of experience growing eCommerce businesses and is an expert in social and digital marketing. This episode covers the importance of sharing your brand’s story and the things your business can cultivate for success.

Duration:00:17:56

Sabir Semerkant, Part I: Social Media Best Practices

12/18/2018
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Brian speaks with Sabir Semerkant, SVP of eCommerce at VaynerMedia, a full service digital agency. Sabir has over 20 years of experience growing eCommerce businesses and is an expert in social and digital marketing. This episode covers social media best practices and the ingredients of successful online marketing for entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:19:59

Erika Szychowski, Part II: The F Project

12/13/2018
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Erika Szychowski co-founded The F Project, a social impact initiative raising the profile of female founders and celebrating their economic success. On this episode, Erika shares how The F Project was born out of her experience trying to raise capital for Good Zebra.

Duration:00:15:14

Erika Szychowski, Part I: Good Zebra

12/11/2018
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Erika Szychowski is the founder and CEO of Good Zebra, a high protein snack company. After founding her own company and undergoing the multiple obstacles she co-founded The F Project, a social impact initiative designed to raise awareness and promote success among female founders. On part 1, Brian speaks with Erika about her journey creating Good Zebra.

Duration:00:17:21

Stacy Berman: Stacy's Bootcamp and The System by Stacy

12/4/2018
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Stacy Berman is an entrepreneur and pioneer in the fitness industry. She’s the founder of Stacy's Bootcamp and The System by Stacy, a line of organic whey protein powders. Stacy created The System to help herself and people all over the world achieve a higher and more meaningful level of health and fitness. In this episode, Brian talks with Stacy about the components of building a successful business and what it takes to achieve your fitness goals.

Duration:00:28:07

Rebecca Allen: Rebecca Allen, Inc.

11/27/2018
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Rebecca Allen is the CEO and founder of a nude pump collection that comes in a variety of shades for women of color. As a female in finance, Rebecca wanted to look professional without sacrificing clean, sophisticated style but couldn’t find a nude pump to complement her skin tone. She’s now perfecting this wardrobe staple for women. In this episode, Brian talks with Rebecca about her mission, motivation and path to launching her brand.

Duration:00:24:11

Amanda Zuckerman: Dormify

11/20/2018
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Amanda Zuckerman is the co-founder and creative director of Dormify, a retail brand that’s reinventing bedding and decor for dorm rooms. When shopping for her freshman year, Amanda realized there wasn't a one-stop-shop for affordable bedding. She pitched the concept of fun, stylish dorm room decor designed and curated specifically for college students to her mom and together they launched Dormify. In this episode, Brian talks with Amanda about practical product iteration, ambassador...

Duration:00:21:09

Ryan Dougherty: TI:ME Slippers

11/13/2018
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Ryan Dougherty’s idea was ultra-sleek, comfortable slippers like the world hadn’t seen before. Now, after three challenging and exciting years as founder of TI:ME Slippers, Ryan’s high-end yoga mat slippers are making inroads into leisurewear. In this episode, Brian talks with Ryan about the trials of finding quality product manufacturing partners, hacking social media advertising, and navigating what Ryan calls the “golden age” of e-commerce entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:32:04

Nadia Boujarwah: Dia&Co

11/6/2018
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Nadia Boujarwah is the co-founder and CEO of Dia&Co, the leading plus-size retail service. Dia&Co has incredible company culture and fans who love what Dia brings to the community. Nadia talks openly about her journey from the very beginning of how she went about building her business.

Duration:00:23:20

Carissa Reiniger: Silver Lining Ltd

10/30/2018
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Brian catches up with friend Carissa Reiniger, founder and CEO of Silver Lining Ltd. Using her background in behavioral psychology and economics, Carissa challenges the behavior of today’s small business owners.

Duration:00:21:10

Danny Taing: Bokksu

10/26/2018
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Brian speaks with Danny Taing, founder and CEO of Bokksu, a monthly subscription service that delivers curated boxes of Japanese snacks and teas to your door. He developed his passion for food and travel during his four years working in Japan. Danny takes us through his journey from working at e-commerce giant Rakuten to using his knowledge of web development to create Bokksu.

Duration:00:25:09