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The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.

The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.
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The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.

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202-403-7000


Episodes

A Reflection Two Years Later: Live from Orlando! Amplify Your Power, Strengthen Relationships, and Celebrate Your Authenticity with MBA Orlando & Central Florida Out Bosses

12/17/2019
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Two years ago - in collaboration with MBA Orlando and the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce - Rhodes Perry, host and creator of the popular weekly podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, took the show on the road for the Inaugural Live Recording & LGBTQ Marketplace Event on Monday, December 11, 2017. The purpose of the event aimed to amplify the power of #OutBosses, connect them with supplier diversity professionals, and inspire the next generation of LGBTQ people to take the entrepreneurial leap.

Duration:01:01:05

144: Build a Business that is an Asset for LGBTQ+ Communities with Braxton T. Fleming, Founder + CEO of Stealth Bros & Co

12/10/2019
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Braxton Fleming is the Founder & CEO of Stealth Bros & Co., a luxury supply company revolutionizing medical storage approaches specifically for transgender & nonbinary people. Founded in 2017, Braxton’s company established a bold vision to design a fashionable way to safely house hormone replacement therapy medications. Tune into this week's episode and learn why Stealth Bros & Co is an asset for LGBTQ+ communities & beyond.

Duration:00:43:53

143: Explore the Future of Your Global Mission with Dr. Vivienne Ming, Founder of Socos Labs

12/3/2019
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Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author frequently featured for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz and the New York Times. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, a mad science incubator. Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her...

Duration:00:48:35

142: Mix Business with Pleasure with Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin, Founders of Husbands Who Cook

11/26/2019
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Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin are two husbands that cook together in a small kitchen in a house on a hill in Eagle Rock, California. They met in 2001 in a recording studio where Ryan was singing with a jazz choir and Adam was the engineer. They fell in love, and five years later were married. Since its inception in 2015, their blog, Husbands That Cook, was a finalist for Saveur magazine’s Best How-To Cooking Blog Award (2016) and a Taste Talks Awards Nominee for Best Food Blog (2017). When...

Duration:00:48:27

141: Learn How to Create a Values-Based Artist Collaborative with Kai Hazelwood, Founder of Good Trouble Makers

11/12/2019
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Kai Hazelwood is an award winning & nationally recognized choreographer. She is the founder of Good Trouble Makers – a genre expanding, practice-driven collaborative based in LA and making waves globally. Her collaborative is perpetually investigating what anti-racist and queer dance making, devising, teaching, and performing looks like. Inspired by the words of John Lewis, her group is committed to making: making art, making room, making change, and making good trouble. The collaborative...

Duration:00:48:00

140: Discover and Communicate Your Business Story with Andy Blubaugh, Founder of Potboiler Story Company

11/5/2019
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Andy Blubaugh is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Potboiler Story Company - a video production and storytelling company that helps businesses discover and communicate narratives about their work, products, and culture. Andy’s company believes that an audience’s attention is the most valuable commodity, and they keep that audience watching through bold, compelling video storytelling that keeps audiences coming back for more.

Duration:00:42:43

139: Know that a Brighter Day is Possible through Music with Donovan Holden, Recording Artist & Songwriter

10/22/2019
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Donovan Holden enjoys putting the music into the world knowing that people will hear his voice and feel his spirit. He loves getting the feedback from his listeners. He comes from a south Florida musical background and started writing songs in junior high school and has continued throughout the years. He loves to write music and started using samples and digital instruments to write and produce Blues Rock/R&B Jazz music. Since then he has released two albums, produced by Patty Sanders. What...

Duration:00:41:34

Celebrate International Pronouns Day by Building a More Inclusive Business

10/15/2019
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In celebration of International Pronouns Day, we are replaying a special panel discussion featuring local transgender, nonbinary, and ally community leaders committed to expanding economic opportunities through the PDX Trans Works Project. Airing this panel discussion is timely given that tomorrow is International Pronouns Day – an annual event that seeks to make sharing, respecting and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. If you are an #OutBoss curious as to how you can expand...

Duration:01:33:56

138: Find Opportunities in Unexpected Places with Todd Brown, Professional Audible Narrator

10/8/2019
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Todd Brown, better known to his fans as Kenneth Obi, is an acclaimed narrator of many best-selling fiction books. He started his career thinking he would be the “voice of horror” until an offer came his way that he didn’t really read beyond the books sales figures. With almost 80 titles available on Audible in the M/M romance genre he has put voicing horror aside to go full-time in a genre he never even considered.

Duration:00:49:25

137: Hire a Marketing Team Fit for the Gig Economy with Jennifer Houston, Co-Founder of The Bench

10/1/2019
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Too many stories of burn out, layoff’s, low margins, the inability to never say no, missed vacationed, loss of passion and zero work life balance compelled Jennifer Houston, a 20+ year veteran in the marketing space, to build the business of her dreams. She and her business partner, Sarah Musgrove, problem solvers at heart, created the bench, "your marketing team for the gig economy." The Bench is a deconstructed marketing and branding agency that businesses with in house agency teams, and...

Duration:00:38:19

136: Scale Your Business and Spend More Time Doing What You Love with Jef Strauss, Founder + Co-Owner of Wag N’ Wash

9/24/2019
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Jef Strauss is the founder and co-owner of Wag N' Wash, a natural pet food and grooming store. He and his partner, Dan Remus, started the business 20 years ago so they could spend more time with their beloved Dalmatian, Geni. Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides fresh-baked dog treats,...

Duration:00:45:23

135: Meet Your Organization’s Digital Engagement Needs with Cat Dawson, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Diver Collective

9/17/2019
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Cat has over ten years of experience across strategy, operations, and the arts. She is the co-founder and managing partner of Diver Collective, a Brooklyn based tech company. Diver Collective exists to help organizations understand and meet their digital engagement needs in a way that supports their mission and values. Cat also speaks to corporations and groups of professionals about leveraging her lived experiences as an out professional to inspire organizations to develop more LGBTQ+...

Duration:00:47:34

OH 7: Confronting the Realities of Entrepreneurship and the Loneliness Epidemic

9/10/2019
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During this week’s Office Hours, we take a candid look at the entrepreneurial loneliness epidemic. In truth, breaking out as an entrepreneur is a singular position where you’re working long hours, and making incredible sacrifices. Allon and I unpack these realities and offer some of our own strategies to bust out of our collective isolation. It’s our hope we can shine a light on the entrepreneurial shadow side and offer support to connect you with our dynamic community of Out Bosses.

Duration:00:46:47

134: Create Space for Magic to Happen in Your Business with Noam Kotucki, Founder of HIR Transcenders

9/3/2019
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Noam Kotucki creates spaces for magic to happen. He does this through his coaching practice where he has already coached over 25,000 people lead more purpose driven lives. Among his successes, he helped fellow entrepreneur, Patryk Wezowski raise over $500,000 in startup funds in less than two months, and supported Ether Perel deliver the 30th most viewed TED Talk. As a university dropout, he has surprised himself when his first book became required reading at the Fashion Institute of...

Duration:00:31:49

OH 6: Elevate Your Brand & Embrace Professional Growth by Attending Industry Conferences and Trade Shows

8/27/2019
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This week’s office hours session focuses on the importance of attending industry conferences and trade shows. Allon and I specifically talk about how we map out our annual conference schedule, what to consider when planning for them, what to do while attending them, and how to follow-up. We wanted to share this conversation with fellow out bosses to encourage you to invest in yourself, elevate your brand, and then watch your business thrive.

Duration:00:49:28

133: Promote Employee Well-Being with Jessi Purdy, Founder of Fostering Inclusive Cultures

8/20/2019
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Jessi Purdy is the founder of Fostering Inclusive Cultures, a consulting firm dedicated to improving working cultures through policy design, workforce development and facilitated discussions. Jessi’s experience as a transgender woman transitioning on the job in a customer forward position while living and working in rural communities of Western PA has given her a unique perspective on the ways in which HR and Culture issues intersect with coworkers, vendors & clients. Jessi has published...

Duration:00:43:07

132: Bring People Together, Create a Movement and Raise Support for Your Mission with Swaim Strategies

8/13/2019
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Kristin and Sam are the founders of Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event business that focuses on the power of bringing people together to move missions forward, raise awareness, educate and of course raise serious money. Kristin has a storytelling background as a writer and teacher, and Sam has a production background in theatre and television. Together, they both share a deep passion and history for supporting the nonprofit sector…AND something worth celebrating -- Swaim Strategies...

Duration:00:49:29

OH5: Celebrate Your Successes as Your Business Thrives

8/6/2019
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On a recent Out Entrepreneur interview, Angelic Williams, Founder + CEO of MyUmbrella, mentioned the importance of celebrating both the big and the small successes we entrepreneurs achieve. Since many of us tend to move the goal posts further down the field as our businesses thrive, Angelic underscored why celebration is so important for our future successes. This Office Hours session builds upon Angelic’s word’s of wisdom, exploring what it means to succeed in business, and once achieved,...

Duration:00:48:26

131: Scale Community Building & Mentorship Through Social Networking with Angelic Williams, Founder + CEO MyUmbrella

7/30/2019
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Angelic is the Founder and CEO of MyUmbrella, a social networking platform for the LGBTQ+ community rooted in Wellness, Inclusion, Social and Education. She is a third-generation entrepreneur and grew up in a family of small business owners and was intimately involved with the day to day operations. As a result, she’s well versed in the grit and perseverance required to start, sustain and grow a business. Prior to founding her company, she was an architectural designer involved in a variety...

Duration:00:47:51

OH4: Embrace an Abundant Mindset by Visualizing Your Successful Business

7/23/2019
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This week’s office hours expands upon our last session regarding money mindsets. Allon and I specifically compared and contrasted the concept of abundant and scarcity thinking. We wanted to share this conversation with fellow out bosses to help you get your mind right so that you can remain focused, persistent and hopeful about growing your business into one that thrives and exceeds your wildest dreams!

Duration:00:42:29