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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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English


Episodes

E038 Interview Connections – Guest-Finding Services for Podcasters

1/12/2018
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Episode 38 – Jessica Rhodes, Interview Connections “Balance Purpose and Passion” Jessica Rhodes, founder of Interview Connections, offers a concierge booking service for guest experts and podcast hosts. Follow Jessica’s journey as she goes from non-profit canvasing to podcast matchmaking. Jessica talks about balancing your passion with your product and encourages listeners to ask customers for feedback while retaining their initial purpose. Designed for product managers, business leaders,...

Duration: 00:44:39


E037 Loogaroo – Animation Services for The Shows You Love

1/5/2018
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Episode 27 – Gene Fowler, Loogaroo “Have A Burning Desire For Your Business” As a talented animator, and ‘maker of projects,’ Gene Fowler takes the word creativity to a new height. He is the founder and Creative Director of the popular animation studio, Loogaroo, and has worked on familiar commercials and cartoons such as Family Guy, Caillou, and Wow Wow Wubbzy. In this episode, Gene openly shares his business successes and failures, and the lessons he learned along the way. Tune in to...

Duration: 00:54:18


E036 Don’t Dis-My-Ability – Helping People Embrace ADD

12/29/2017
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Episode 36 – Shawn Smith, Don’t Dis-My-Ability “You Must Fail To Succeed” Shawn Smith, founder of Don’t Dis-My-Ability Consultation Services, has had unique experiences in both school and in business. These experiences eventually led him to the wonderful world of entrepreneurship. Don’t Dis-My-Ability is an innovative company specializing in the emerging fields of Neurodiversity and studying attention deficit disorders. Tune into this unique episode of Making It Real for a fresh view on...

Duration: 00:34:59


E035 Garden Space – A Robot for Your Garden

12/22/2017
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Episode 35 – James Leonard Deamer, GardenSpace “If You Hit a Speed Bump, Be Relentless” Calling all gardeners! James Deamer, has set out to be the world’s biggest food producer without owning any farms. As co-founder of GardenSpace, James invented an advanced outdoor camera that measures your garden’s plant health, growth and water demand. As a participant of the competitive HAX accelerator, James explains the product development process he used to help bring his product idea to life....

Duration: 00:37:16


E034 Ajax Union – Non-Traditional B2B Marketing Services

12/15/2017
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Episode 34 – Joe Apfelbaum, Ajax Union “Energy Without Strategy is a Waste of Time” Joe Apfelbaum is an energetic entrepreneur, podcaster, author, speaker, and coach. He is also the CEO and founder of Ajax Union, a successful marketing agency in Brooklyn, NY. Tune into this episode of Making It Real to feel Joe’s energy and passion as he gives advice on marketing yourself and the importance of refining your business for profitability. After listening, be sure to tune into one of his great...

Duration: 00:41:05


E033 Little Hippo – Fake It ‘Til You Make It

12/8/2017
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Episode 33 – Stephanie Lai, Little Hippo “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Stephanie Lai, founder of Little Hippo, was once a corporate lawyer. She loved her job but yearned for a business of her own. With a focus on beautiful, modern children’s products, Stephanie developed her first product. The Mella is a modern clock and sleep trainer for children that is designed to help both children and parents alike. Listen in as Stephanie shares her entrepreneurial journey, from corporate to...

Duration: 00:42:29


E032– Tell the World What You’re Doing

12/1/2017
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Episode 32 – Elana Duffy, Pathfinder Labs, Inc. “Tell the World What You’re Doing” The story began as Sergeant First Class Elana Duffy was medically returned from the Army after being injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She suddenly needed to find a job, housing and Veteran benefits in New York City. To help combat the confusion of thousands entering civilian life, Elana created Pathfinder Labs, a directory of community resources that allows members to rate, review and connect with these...

Duration: 00:44:50


E031 SomaDetect – Utilize Your Customer Base

11/24/2017
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Episode 31 – Bethany Deshpande, SomaDetect “If you want to build something new, surround yourself with your customers” It all started with a glass of milk. Bethany Deshpande shares the entrepreneurial story of her father’s passion for biophysics, and how the simple test of a laser beam and a glass of milk turned into a winning product called SomaDetect. Used as a tool for dairy farmers to measure milk quality, and herd health, farmers are now able to use Soma Detect to create better...

Duration: 00:44:15


E030 Sprout – Tell a Good Story and Watch Your Company Grow

11/17/2017
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Episode 30 – Michael Stausholm, Sprout “Tell a Good Story and Watch Your Company Grow” Michael Stausholm, founder of Sprout, used to struggle to teach people exactly what sustainability is. And then he stumbled on Sprout! Sprout pencils have a dissolving cap of seeds in place of an eraser, allowing consumers to use their pencils, then plant the unused “stumps” to grow into beautiful gardens. As a founder that had been a serial entrepreneur for over 15 years and who had experienced...

Duration: 00:46:28


E029 Asarasi – Start with the What If

11/10/2017
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Episode 29 – Adam Lazar, Asarasi “Start With the What If” Adam Lazar, founder of Asarasi, shares his passion of sustainability and environmental stewardship with his product, organic sparkling tree water. While on an impromptu adventure with his kids, Adam visited a maple syrup farm and recognized that the farmers were discarding pure, potable water that was a byproduct of the maple syrup production. He left with an idea and ignited it when the market timing was just right. Listen to...

Duration: 00:57:54


E028 Bee Fresh Publishing – We Live in a World of Reviews

11/3/2017
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Episode 28 – Debbie Drum, Bee Fresh Publishing “We Live in a World of Reviews” After a simple Google search of “How to Make Money Online”, Debbie Drum, founder of Bee Fresh Publishing, is now in her seventh year of business and is growing successfully. With over 50 self-published books, Debbie developed a strong understanding of the self-publishing industry, and now coaches and consults other people to help them optimize their writing processes. Tune in to this episode to learn more...

Duration: 00:53:00


E027 Jones Bar – Poco a Poco

10/27/2017
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Episode 27 – Taylor Jones, Jones Bar “Poco a Poco” Taylor Jones is an entrepreneurial foodie on the go. In his search to provide a quick, clean meal, he brought the Jones Bar to market. This fresh take on the ever-popular energy bar provides 5 easy-to-read ingredients with a promise to provide simple, organic energy. Tune in as Taylor shares the journey from his kitchen to Whole Foods and emphasizes his entrepreneurial motto, “poco a poco” or little by little. Designed for product...

Duration: 00:43:54


E026 Magical Microbes – Cultivate Your Network

10/19/2017
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Episode 26 – Keegan Cooke, Magical Microbes “Cultivate Your Network” Keegan Cooke, founder of Magical Microbes, makes science exciting with a kit that harnesses the power of microbes found in soil (quite literally). Tune in as Keegan takes an otherwise intimidating scientific process and turns it into a next-generation STEM educational tool; providing keen entrepreneurial advice that he has learned along the way. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners...

Duration: 00:45:48


Making It Real 025 Kelly Roach Coaching

10/13/2017
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Episode 25 – Kelly Roach, Kelly Roach Coaching “Failure Is The Only Way To Succeed” Prepare to be inspired as we speak to Kelly Roach from Kelly Roach Coaching. As a business growth strategist and peak performance coach, Kelly is determined to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. Kelly’s contagious energy will WOW as she explains her 4 core keys to success that are easy to follow and exciting to put into action. Be sure to tune into Kelly’s podcast, Unstoppable Success...

Duration: 00:44:35


Making It Real. 024 Gig Wage

10/6/2017
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Episode 24 – Craig Lewis, Gig Wage “Fail Faster and Get Better” Craig Lewis, founder of Gig Wage, shares his urgency to help small businesses with their payroll. While pivoting from a full-service company, to the niche of managing independent contractors, Craig shares his passion for payroll, and his urgency to help small businesses succeed. Listen as Craig openly shares his entrepreneurial success, struggles and pivots that drive him to dream bigger, fail faster, and get...

Duration: 00:43:21


Making It Real. 023, Knox Box

9/29/2017
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Episode 23 – Chris Castleberry, Knox Box “Bring Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Your Corporate Role” As a former product executive at a large, global corporation, Chris Castleberry can relate to product managers and entrepreneurs alike. Now, owner of KnoxBox, Chris shares his corporate lessons learned, along with his current entrepreneurial path filled with acquisitions and strategic transitions. In this episode, Chris encourages our listeners to embrace their own entrepreneurial spirit, no...

Duration: 00:51:52


Making It Real. 022 Radiant 44

9/22/2017
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Episode 22 – Drew Cohn, Radiant 44 “Don't Sound Like You're Selling” From his experiences, Drew Cohn, founder of Radiant 44, understands that success in business is a winding journey. After years of experience in both the corporate world and the start-up world, Drew whole-heartedly admits to being “bit by the entrepreneur bug”. While seeking a new opportunity that drove his passion and fueled his personal growth, Drew decided to open his own business. Tune in as this entrepreneur and...

Duration: 00:39:41


Making It Real. 021 Half Full Brewery

9/15/2017
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Episode 21 – Conor Horrigan, Half Full Brewery “Make Sure The Stress Matters” Conor Horrigan, founder of Half Full Brewery, was on the ultimate pursuit of passion. After enduring taxing desk hours on Wall Street, Conor set out on a 15-week trip around the world to figure out how to match his passions with his career. Following his motto and his mission to always make time for things that make you feel “half full”, Conor created Half Full Brewery. Tune in as Conor shares his journey, his...

Duration: 00:51:50


Making It Real. 020 Bobtail Ice Cream

9/8/2017
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Episode 21 – Jeff Wilcoxon, Bobtail Ice Cream “Let Your Customers Drive Your Innovation” As both an entrepreneur of two small businesses, and a product management professional at a large corporation, Jeff Wilcoxon shares the ultimate advice for product entrepreneurs. Tune in to learn about the inner workings of a legacy ice cream business and how those small business lessons can be translated into a large corporate product management environment. In this episode, Jeff talks about growth,...

Duration: 00:44:03


Making It Real. 019 Jersey Italian Gravy

9/1/2017
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Episode 20 – Carlos Vega, Jersey Italian Gravy “Take The Leap and Be All In” To Carlos Vega, founder of Jersey Italian Gravy, the perfect tomato sauce tastes like home – and ultimately like family. While owning and managing a pizzeria, he came across a recipe that flew off the shelves and made many people experience the same feeling of nostalgia. Tune in as Carlos discusses his road to success, all while staying true to his Jersey Italian Gravy recipe, and his core family values. Now...

Duration: 00:46:09

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