Business Schooled is a podcast by Synchrony. For Season 2, join business co-founder and investor Soraya Darabi as she hits the road to get schooled by eight entrepreneurs who've graduated from their early start-up days and hit new levels of success. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
Business Schooled: Changing Course
Synchrony’s Business Schooled is back in session - this season, on video. Join our host, Soraya Darabi, as she chats with businesses from seasons 1 and 2 about how they’re adapting, surviving and thriving in today's world. Watch all 5 episodes on Synchrony's YouTube channel: https://gosyf.com/bscc
S2 | Lesson 1: Turning up the heat
How did a Navy vet with zero culinary training become the newest guru of backyard grilling? Soraya travels to Louisville, Kentucky to meet Noah Glanville, founder of Pit Barrel Cooker Company, to learn how he leapt past some crucial turning points and nailed a recipe for growth by baking his beliefs into every part of the business. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
S2 | Lesson 2: Changing the blueprint
One of the biggest developments in home building is also the smallest. Soraya travels to Elgin, Illinois and meets with Bob Clarizio, founder of Bantam Built, to learn why he saw a huge opportunity in building tiny homes, and how he staged a major comeback after the hype cycle left him out in the cold. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
S2 | Lesson 3: Dressing the part
When clothing is made by hand, there’s a story behind every stitch. Soraya travels to Dallas, Texas to meet Cristina Lynch, founder of Mi Golondrina, to learn how she went all in on her passion for traditional Mexican clothing, crafted a community that crosses borders, and transformed a one-woman operation into a rising fashion brand. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
S2 | Lesson 4: Polishing a gem
In the heart of New York’s Diamond District, one jewelry business is turning the industry on its head. Soraya meets Anubh Shah and Slisha Kankariya, the founders of With Clarity, to learn how they kickstarted their company with 3D printing, but had to overhaul their entire customer experience to truly make the business shine. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
S2 | Lesson 5: Barking up the right tree
How did a veterinarian with a wild idea defy expectations and build an empire? Soraya travels to Mount Laurel, New Jersey to meet Dr. Lisa Aumiller, founder of HousePaws, and find out. Dr. Lisa reveals how she dropped out of the mainstream vet industry, took animal care on the road, and used her nose for opportunity to put HousePaws ahead of the pack. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening.
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Business Lessons with Integrity
Having worked with several ambitious startups, I appreciate that Business Schooled features real, relatable businesses even when the company isn't a unicorn (as they call them in the tech world). It's not about the egos or larger-than-life personalities or even the drama that drives headlines, but people trying to solve real issues. Ohanian and Darabi both exemplify these values!
Might want to do better homework on guests
Your guest, Bob (S2L2), is a con man who has ripped a lot of people off. Check yelp reviews for Titan Tiny Homes- the name of his company before he switched to Bantam Built.
Great lessons on business and life
Loved hearing the entrepreneurial journeys of such varied founders. Soraya does an excellent job of leading us through their narratives and highlighting both life and business lessons. Highly recommend for those already in their own business or hoping to be there soon!