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Steve Denton didn’t grow up knowing how to be accountable, he had to learn that skill throughout his life. Along the way, accountability turned into dependability and, more importantly, resiliency, which has helped him see his way through a journey filled with highs and lows.
Jackie Burke wasn’t interested in being an entrepreneur. As an engineer, she was very risk-averse. But when her own skin allergy had her searching for a hypoallergenic earring and coming up empty, she felt called to solve a problem - and in the process, started a business, Tini Lux, that has since become a solution for folks with sensitive ears everywhere.
Richer Poorer’s Iva Pawling talks about the pitfalls of over-focused branding, the necessity of quickly adapting, and how finding a loyal following in a niche market makes it all worth it.
Amy Welsman, Founder & CEO of the global powerhouse hand care brand, Paume, talks about what she calls her “zigzag path” to entrepreneur, learning on the job, and what it’s like to launch a standout brand of soaps and sanitizers during the onslaught of a global pandemic.
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Travis Rosbach knew two things: he wanted to invent a great water bottle, and he wanted to help save the planet. Turns out, he was onto something. Hear how he turned Hydro Flask into a worldwide sensation – and what he’s doing to help the next generation of entrepreneurs – on this episode of The Journey.
Matthew Herman has always been pushing against the norm. From their time at NastyGal fashion to their current business — Boy Smells, a queer-owned fragrance and personal product brand — they’ve been encouraging people to be more authentic. Find out how this force of fashion took their vision to the world of fragrances, and how Boy Smells is pushing the confines of gender expression in an innovative way.
Raili Clasen: Following Passion to Unexpected Places, with Raili Clasen, Owner of Raili CA Design
Raili Clasen followed her talents and passion into a field where she knew nothing except what her gut was telling her – and she created a successful business off of her designing instincts. But what happens once your business is successful and you have to start delegating? Find out on this episode.
Kelley Higney was a mom on a mission. Her young daughter was constantly being eaten alive by mosquitos. After exhausting every cream and repellent on the market, Kelley turned to some more unorthodox solutions… and found an answer that built an empire.
Francois Kress spent more than twenty years running some of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands, but when he felt burned out, something had to give. This powerhouse entrepreneur mixed things up by returning to his science-loving roots and setting his sights on changing the wellness industry.