Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.
See The Business Clearly: Denis Randall And Jerry Miller of Anywhere Vision, Part 1
This week, a couple who are breaking all kinds of rules. Or making their own, depending on how you look at it. Denis Randal and Jerry Miller have a pandemic-perfect business model. They’re running a mobile optician service. They bring their showroom and optical service to wherever you are—as long as you are in the vicinity of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Yes, greetings from Asbury Park. It’s a business model that’s perfect for the pandemic lifestyle. It’s also a business model that was born of Jerry’s dissatisfaction with his corporate gig, as you heard at the top of the show. His employer was treating the patient as a number, and he thought the patient deserved better. What better reason to start your own business than dissatisfaction with the status quo?
The Big, Careful-ish Comedy Author Interview
What happens when a CoupleCo splits up for separate projects? Or vanity projects? Is it possible that it’s still a couplepreneur venture, even though only one of them is getting all the glory? It works that way with us. Honey and Blaine abandon the regular CoupleCo format for a whole new chat about crushing it with Honey's new novel, Careful-ish. This is about buying the big lottery ticket, doing what seems like a vanity thing when it’s still a covert joint venture, and being supportive. Or…too supportive? What happens when one partner pushes the other out of the comfort zone in pursuit of fame and fortune through art? Well, fame and fortune can be a slow build…
Skin In The Game: Annmarie and Kevin Gianni of Annmarie Skincare, Part 2
We’re back with part 2 of Annmarie and Kevin Gianni of Annmarie Skincare. We are revisiting their 2018 interview because these two are brave and brazen entrepreneurs. They do things on their own terms with a 21st century skincare company that pivots and profits. And long before CoupleCo was on the road recording interviews, they were doing it in a different business venture. They also learned some life lessons of couplepreneurism that are unique to living and working out of a motorhome. They’re fun, funny, and you’ll love them as much as we do…
Skin In The Game: Annmarie and Kevin Gianni of Annmarie Skincare, Part 1
These two have done it all on their own terms, they’ve evolved, adapted, survived and adapted some more. They’re smart, unafraid to pivot, and they’re committed to their cause. This is Annmarie and Kevin Gianni of Annmarie Skincare. We are revisiting their 2018 interview, which is one of our favorites ever. And not in the least because she’s not afraid to back up a big RV. These two went on the road with an RV long before we did it, and they conducted interviews all over the country. Hear about their choices, their pivots, and their organic health & beauty empire…
Bride of Fire & Knives: Chuck Heath and Colleen Keblish, Chop Shop Park City, Part 2
We’re back with Chuck and Coleen, the professional couple who are helping start a business that’s kind of a dream gig—and one in which they have no experience. It’s a high-end, nose-to-tail butcher shop with a limited menu and delivery. Didn’t anyone tell them that starting a food service operation during COVID-19 comes with a high degree of angst? Why have they found the pandemic so good for them? And despite the fact they’re experiencing setbacks in a business that has yet to launch, they remain optimistic and philosophical. That’s probably because, as a serial entrepreneur, he has some of the best business advice ever…
Bride of Fire & Knives: Chuck Heath and Colleen Keblish, Chop Shop Park City, Part 1
We’re talking to Chuck, a veteran real estate developer, and Colleen, who comes from PR and corporate sales. We’ve been talking to their partners in launching a high-end butcher shop with a limited menu and delivery. Of the three couples involved, only one has food experience. This is daunting, especially when COVID is in the mix. They’re counting on the culinary leadership of Paige and John Courtney (episodes 135 & 136). But none of these people are afraid of hard work—nor setbacks, and they’ve had a few. Their opening has been pushed back to December, so they’re missing some high season in a big-money tourist town. But everyone is pretty philosophical about this. How do you start a business in which you have no experience and not just lose it?