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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...
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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

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Love The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit

6/19/2018
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Matt and Rebekah Titus, owners of Blackbird CrossFit in Eldersburg, Maryland, are a fun and passionate couple who had something interesting happen when they started working together: for the first time in their marriage, they began to fight. We’re going to hear how they’ve been able to meet that challenge. There’s also that scary moment of truth when they decided they were taking the plunge and going all-in—and how they’ve built a thriving cult brand with a loyal following of brand...

Duration:00:49:39

Should You Even Do This? - Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist

6/12/2018
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In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Rachna Jain, a clinical psychologist with a special focus on working with entrepreneur relationships. Dr. Jain is going to help us answer the age-old question, “Should the two of you even be doing this?” She’s going to talk about tools for better communication. And we’re even going to hear about an exercise called The 10-Second Kiss.

Duration:00:31:04

The Bleam Team--Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 2

6/5/2018
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In part 2 of our chiropractor couple, Dr. Chip & Dr. Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. The Bleam team is a study in cooperation, team dynamics, family-first thinking, and manageable scale. We’re going to hear about an interesting challenge when it comes to underestimating one’s power—and maybe not surprisingly, it comes from Dr. Carol’s diminutive size. They talk about acceptance of each other’s idiosyncrasies, and learning how to work effectively with...

Duration:00:30:35

The Bleam Team--Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 1

5/29/2018
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CoupleCo is in the city that is known as America In Miniature—Maryland. We are talking to a couple of chiropractors, Dr. & Dr. Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. Better known as Chip and Carol, these two are a study in how a couple, with three young children in school with activities, balance work and family—and still have time for each other, which comes with an interesting and fun tip for keeping up a regular weekly date night. They talk about power struggles...

Duration:00:41:40

Hard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 2

5/22/2018
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We’re back with Justin and Kristin of Wayward Owl Brewing, talking about what happens when you’re an anxious person, and it comes off as anger. We’re discussing the time-honored tradition of talking your partner in off the ledge. Justin and Kristin talk about making each other sharper. But is it your responsibility to make each other happy? And one of our favorite topics, managing expectations—but in this case, instead of talking about managing expectations for the customer, we talk about...

Duration:00:42:22

Hard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 1

5/15/2018
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We are talking to a couple of the hearty, artistic souls who have ventured into the heady business of craft brewing in New Orleans. This is an unusual interview. We’re talking with Justin and Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing Company. In an age when there is finger pointing and name-calling between generations, and Millennials are supposed to be blaming Boomers for ruining everything for them, it was our pleasure to sit down with these two entrepreneurs in their early 30s who defy...

Duration:00:48:25

Renting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 2

5/8/2018
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We are treading back into the dark and dangerous territory of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Rob and Rachel handle high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, which is a 24/7 gig. It can be stressful, they work with a clientele who are often demanding and can have unrealistically high expectations. We’re going to hear about the value of knowing exactly who your customer is, and keeping a business purposely small. We’ll also...

Duration:00:42:01

Renting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 1

5/1/2018
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In this episode, CoupleCo is wading into the deep and dangerous waters of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Handling high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, Rob and Rachel have their share of crazy stories about who did what with their liquor deliveries and the hot tub. But when you consider how much stress is involved in catering to the wealthy and super-wealthy, you have to wonder how a married couple with young kids handles...

Duration:00:45:41

Mountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 2

4/24/2018
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In this episode, we return to the micro-winery couple who started making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation’s most alcohol unfriendly state. In Part 2 of our interview with Dennis Romankowski and Gina Goccimiglio of Cognition Winery in Park City, Utah. We hear more about their unusual and dynamic lifestyle as serial entrepreneurs. Vintner Dennis talks about feeling obligated to take wine advice from Gina, who has no professional experience in winemaking. They discuss aspects...

Duration:00:32:55

Mountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 1

4/17/2018
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Cockeyed optimists? You decide. Dennis Romankowski and Gina Coccimiglio decided to start making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation's most alcohol-unfriendly state. But Cognition Winery has flourished in Park City, Utah. Unsurprising, perhaps. Dennis and Gina are serial entrepreneurs. It seems like they never have fewer than four businesses going all at once. And somehow, they make all of them work. Gina has been a visionary in the healthcare field, and admits she’s often the...

Duration:00:33:40

Sweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 2

4/10/2018
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We’re back with our favorite sweat-equity couple, Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. We’ll hear about how the rules of hierarchy in the office don’t work when you’re husband and wife. Linda says she admires that Charlie can handle tough situations, and rise above, which is a challenge for her. He says he’s grateful to have her working with him instead of somewhere else. And hear her admit that she slaps him a lot. (It’s all in fun.) All this and more from...

Duration:00:34:22

Sweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 1

4/3/2018
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In this episode, we’re talking to a really dynamic pair: Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. They bought a groundbreaking but business-challenged performance sport training business, rebranded it, and have turned it into a growing international franchise with over 120 locations. For two people who are both athletes, they are very different people. Charlie was a likely Olympic swimmer before the US boycotted the 1980 summer Olympics. Linda denies being an...

Duration:00:41:19

Mad Beer Genius: Whitney Fisher & Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz - Part 2

3/28/2018
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We’re continuing our couples-working-together interview with Whitney Fisher and Nile Zacherle of the St. Helena brewery, Mad Fritz. The brewery is named for their young children, Madeline and Fritz. You’re going to hear about how Whitney reins in Nile and prevents the wild horse from running off the range. And conversely, his ability to be improvisational and come up with wild ideas on the fly does rub off on her…sometimes. You’ll hear how she thinks they’re lucky to have one another for...

Duration:00:35:31

Mad Beer Genius: Whitney Fisher & Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz

3/20/2018
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He’s the mad genius. She’s the anchor. This is another unusual husband & wife team interview, this time from the patio of a Michelin-star restaurant in the Napa Valley. You’re going to hear about the beer we’re drinking there because we’re interviewing Whitney Fisher and Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz, a tiny brewery in St. Helena. Surprisingly, opening a brewery was her idea. But, despite Whitney’s enthusiasm for the brewery, she never wants to share an office with her husband. They admit...

Duration:00:35:58

Straight Talk With Better Vision: Mary & Sam Giveen - Part 2

3/13/2018
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We are back for part 2 of our unusual and candid interview with Dr. Sam Giveen and Mary Giveen of Dr. Sam’s Eye Care in New Hampshire. Blaine has known Mary for over 20 years, and she came to us at Slow Burn Marketing for rebranding Sam’s practice when she joined him in his eye care business. They’ve also experienced challenges both personal and professional, and ridden them out. In this episode, we’re going to hear more about how Dr. Sam, an introvert who shies away from the spotlight,...

Duration:00:44:18

Quick Clips: The Entrepreneurial Mirth & Mayhem That Makes CoupleCo Happen

3/11/2018
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Conversations, conflict, comedy and community--these are just a few of the elements that make CoupleCo come alive. In less than two minutes, you'll get a sample of the voices that make this podcast possible.

Duration:00:01:47

Straight Talk With Better Vision: Mary & Sam Giveen - Part 1

3/6/2018
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Dr. Sam’s Eye Care has become world-famous in certain small-business circles for the wild success of the business’s re-branding and subsequent radio advertising, which doubled their new business in 8 weeks, and has grown the business profoundly over eight years. This all happened at the behest of Dr. Sam Giveen’s wife, Mary Giveen, who brought the task rebranding and advertising to Blaine & Honey at Slow Burn Marketing. With a success story like that, you’d think all would be easy peasy,...

Duration:00:47:21

Photographers Gone Wild: Jared & Trish McMillen - Part 2

2/27/2018
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Last week, we met Jared and Trish McMillen, fine-art photographers who seem to share a brain. This week, you’re going to hear them talk about how they have a mandatory mutual admiration society of two. They’ll also talk about a pitfall to avoid (that does involve ego), and—of course—we hit them with the fearsome five!

Duration:00:31:26

Photographers Gone Wild: Jared & Trish McMillen - Part 1

2/20/2018
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If you understand anything about creating art, this couple seems to defy logic. Jared and Trish McMillen are fine-art photographers who seem to share a brain. They’re making an incredible living doing what they do, while so many others struggle. They shoot stunning landscapes with a large-format view camera, and they do it together. They run a successful gallery in a competitive town. But before this all happened, they were each established independent commercial photographers. Somehow...

Duration:00:32:20

Napa Valley Wine Couple Ryan & Crystal Waugh - Part 2

2/13/2018
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In Part 2 of the Waugh Family Winery interview, we talk with the Waughs about how their business impacts the kids (who may not go into the family business), how Crystal is not a winemaker but has had a dramatic impact on Ryan wines, the ever important quality of emotional intelligence, and how they believe they have done something naïve, don’t recommend it—but it worked really well for them. Join us back in the wine cave...

Duration:00:50:40