7 episodes

Retail business owners have resilience in their DNA. From real stories of struggle and breakthrough to the insights your retail business needs right now, find inspiration, take action, and make your business future-proof.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Retail business owners have resilience in their DNA. From real stories of struggle and breakthrough to the insights your retail business needs right now, find inspiration, take action, and make your business future-proof.

    Mack Weldon on building a three dimensional brand with Brian Berger

    Mack Weldon on building a three dimensional brand with Brian Berger

    For Mack Weldon, retail is all about taking a digital-first online shopping experience and bringing it to life in their Hudson Yards store. Brian Berger (CEO and Founder) joins us today to share how direct-to-consumer, omnichannel commerce has fuelled Mack Weldon's breakout performance in a highly competitive market.

    • 51 min
    Michelle Cordeiro Grant on Lively's dedication to subtle pivots

    Michelle Cordeiro Grant on Lively's dedication to subtle pivots

    Despite very few of us wearing a bra since March, Lively has been able to survive (and thrive) throughout 2020 by focusing on creative, subtle shifts in the business. Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder and CEO of Lively joins us today to talk about creating the leisuree category, building a raving community, and staying nimble with Lively's brick and mortar presence.

    • 41 min
    Common People Shop on the real struggles of micro-businesses with Steph LaPosta

    Common People Shop on the real struggles of micro-businesses with Steph LaPosta

    2020 has been tough for everyone, but micro-retailers have generally been hit the hardest. Between forced closures, lack of government aid, and attempting to navigate eCommerce for the first time, being a two-woman team is far from easy. Steph La Posta, Co-owner of Common Goods Shop in Toronto brings us a real, honest conversation on the struggles (and resilience) they have faced this year.

    • 30 min
    Beardbrand on entering retail in 2020 with Eric Bandholz

    Beardbrand on entering retail in 2020 with Eric Bandholz

    Beardbrand, a digitally native brand based in Austin Texas, recently opened up their own barbershop... in the midst of a global pandemic. Eric Bandholz, Founder and CEO is here to talk about his strategy, the early lessons from retail, and how this new space helped him reach 1M impressions on YouTube.

    • 55 min
    Coco and Breezy on thriving through uncertainty

    Coco and Breezy on thriving through uncertainty

    Corianna & Brianna Dotson, twin sisters and co-owners of Coco and Breezy Eyewear are two of the most inspirational and authentic entrepreneurs there are. On this episode, Coco and Breezy are here to share powerful insights into running a Black-owned business in 2020, retail partnerships, popups, building a brand, designing the iconic Third-Eye glasses for Prince, and more.

    • 53 min
    Halie LeSavage and Nik Sharma on preparing for BFCM and beyond

    Halie LeSavage and Nik Sharma on preparing for BFCM and beyond

    The holidays are going to look different this year. No Black Friday door busting, families opening gifts via Zoom, it's an unpredictable season for retailers. Halie LeSavage, writer of Retail Brew and Nik Sharma, THE DTC guy are here to help. On this episode, we go deep into curbside pickup, 'Shop and Ship,' local delivery, retailer partnerships and more.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Zeetski ,

Immensely helpful

For any existing or soon-to-be retailers out there… this podcast is like getting a behind the scenes listen at how to succeed. Kristen asks all the right questions - thank you!

theo_nes ,

great Concept

I love that this is podcast is about what it’s actually like to own a retail store. Could not have come at a better time. Must listen if your in retail or thinking about it

Kylecnorton ,

Great perspective for retailers

Engaging conversations with both industry thought leaders and retailers from a range of sizes!

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