21 episodes

Built on Cape Cod shares the stories, challenges, and lessons-learned by local entrepreneurs from all walks of life and all corners of the Cape.

​Listen to gain insight, be inspired + entertained, and discover the history behind your favorite local brands, establishments, and products.

Built on Cape Cod Mary Catherine Starr

    • Careers

Built on Cape Cod shares the stories, challenges, and lessons-learned by local entrepreneurs from all walks of life and all corners of the Cape.

​Listen to gain insight, be inspired + entertained, and discover the history behind your favorite local brands, establishments, and products.

    Convo with the Creators: Starting a Business on Cape Cod

    Convo with the Creators: Starting a Business on Cape Cod

    In the final episode of Season 2, BOCC's creators come together for one final entrepreneurship discussion, this time focused on the process of opening a new business or starting a new business endeavor on Cape Cod. We also touch on the way in which the initial excitement of opening a business can wane once you’re deep into the nitty-gritty operational side of running that business. Learn more at BuiltonCapeCod.com. A HUGE thanks to everyone who listened, shared the show, + supported us in Season 2!

    • 28 min
    Kayak Cookies: Terri Horn

    Kayak Cookies: Terri Horn

    Terri Horn has been baking Oatmeal Raisin Salty Oat cookies for 20 years. Today she has a thriving wholesale business with her cookies being sold in over 70 locations across 7 states. Terri moved Kayak Cookies to Cape Cod in 2005 + since then, has grown her business immensely. In today's episode, Terri shares the story of how she got to where she is today + where she hopes to take Kayak Cookies in the future. Learn more at BuiltonCapeCod.com. Thank you to Rock Harbor Realty for sponsoring today's episode.

    • 32 min
    Cape Cloth: Sean Fitzpatrick

    Cape Cloth: Sean Fitzpatrick

    Sean Fitzpatrick started Cape Cloth in 2014 with the goal of making a quality clothing line that represents + supports Cape Cod. Inspired by his desire for a brand with an actual connection to his home, Sean embarked on quite a journey to launch + grow a sustainable apparel company here on the Cape. In this week's episode, Sean shares his entrepreneurial story, a lot of wisdom, + what he's focused on today as he continues to grow. Learn more: BuiltonCapeCod.com. Sponsored by Cape Cod Home Remedies.

    • 52 min
    Author, Coach, + Speaker: Sarah Brassard

    Author, Coach, + Speaker: Sarah Brassard

    Sarah Brassard has spent the past 20 years of her career focused on healing. She's been on both a personal and professional journey of physical, emotional, spiritual, + energetic growth and learning, and most recently, she's authored her first book that explores these topics in more detail. In this episode, Sarah shares her story and how she went from boutique owner, to massage therapist, to yoga studio owner, to coach, author, and speaker. Learn more at BuiltonCapeCod.com.

    • 45 min
    Gustare Oils & Vinegars: Catherine Ferraresi

    Gustare Oils & Vinegars: Catherine Ferraresi

    Catherine and Dave Ferraresi opened Gustare Oils & Vinegars in 2009, just 4 years after moving back to the US from Europe, where they had lived for 10 years. In this week's episode, Catherine shares the process of opening up + running a very niche, European-style business on Chatham Main Street and what it was like to both expand and later, to consolidate that business as it grew and changed over the course of 10 years. Learn more at gustareoliveoil.com or at BuiltonCapeCod.com.

    • 36 min
    "Work-Life Balance" for Cape Cod Entrepreneurs

    "Work-Life Balance" for Cape Cod Entrepreneurs

    When you're a Cape Cod entrepreneur, it can feel impossible to separate your work from your life--especially when your business is greatly affected by the seasonality of our sandbar.  In this episode, Mary Catherine, Jen, + Amanda (the creators of BOCC), discuss time management, work-life balance, and how to take care of yourself when running a business on Cape Cod. Learn more at BuiltonCapeCod.com. Brought to you by LoveLiveLocal and Starr Struck.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Matty4529 ,

Love!

I look forward to this podcast every Tuesday. I did not grow up on Cape but am lucky to call it home. I am loving learning all about the wonderful local businesses and people on Cape Cod. We are blessed to have such an amazing and supportive community. Mary Catherine is such a great host and helps each episode flow along smoothly.

JohnFromHouston ,

Homeward Bound

After living in Orleans as a kid and moving away in 1988 I have been stuck in houston tx ever since. I have been fortunate over the years to come back but it’s never enough. I dream and hope one day being able to come back and live again. I have also found a wonderful woman who I have gotten to fall in love with the Cape as well and send her ever bit of content I can about the place we hope to retire to. I am Looking forward to listening to your entire catalog as part of my obsession with my happy place.

Umass JSP ,

Cape Cod Business Essential

I left the Cape for good after graduating from UMass in 1985. After 33 years working in a corporate cubicle I am ready to come home to Barnstable. This podcast is a great way to stay connected to what is happening in the Cape Cod business community. The success stories of people who came back to Cape Cod to live are very inspiring. Scott Perkins @umassjsp

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