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.
Uncorked XXVIII: Something's Gotta Give!
Opportunities, priorities, profit—all kinds of greatness is afoot. But that also means: something’s gotta give. Will it be this show? Nope. Well, not really. But we are taking a dose of our own advice and attenuating everyone’s favorite show about couples in business together. And honestly, it’s not just because we’re feeling queasy from being stuck in the hot, humid freak show that is South Jersey…
CoupleCo Uncorked XXVII: How Big Is Big Enough?
Why are a pair of married capitalists talking about Marxism, and what does that have to do with the price of CoupleCo-ism anyway? In this episode, we avoid the adolescent jokes surrounding the great question, “How big is big enough, anyway?” In your business, is it OK to want to remain small? We ask ourselves this question as we hang out with friends who’ve started really big companies. The answer has a lot to do with your priorities in life, and another, more important question you need to answer for yourself…
CoupleCo Uncorked XXVI: Anniversary Madness!
How did this happen?! On the 20th Anniversary of our wedding, Blaine Parker and the Fabulous Honey Parker turn the tables on themselves and reveal the answer to the Single Most Important Question of their CoupleCo interviews: “How did you two meet?” The reason it’s so important is without the answer to that question, there’d be no CoupleCo to follow. And since our answer includes dueling hangovers, a clever ruse involving a used car, and a famous comedy club, it might just be worth listening to…
Uncorked XXV: CoupleCo Independence
Should you do the dangerous deed of becoming a CoupleCo? Maybe your answer is here: it’s the 2021 Independence Edition of CoupleCo Uncorked! There are upsides to being in business with your spouse. Besides the fun! You’re your own boss! You can take risks! Set your own hours! But, there are also downsides. Hear our take on CoupleCo Independence after 15 years of doing this. Maybe it’ll sway you one way or the other. Maybe it’ll make you close the doors and go back to your 9-to-5. Who knows? Listen in and take a chance…
Scrappy Underdogs: Chris & Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers, Part 2
Innovative, paradigm-shifting, champion-inspired cult camper moving and shaking! Jen and Chris Hudak have moved Escapod travel trailers, shaken up their own world, they’re changing world of teardrop campers, and they’ve built a collaborative business model in a burgeoning CoupleCo effort that began in a garage, expanded to an antique gas station with one employee, and now occupies an enormous space filled with employees in what was once a Ford dealership. In two years, they’ve expanded production exponentially, moving from selling dozens of units to hundreds. And they still can’t meet the overwhelming demand. In short: the Hudaks are crushing it. In this episode, we discuss the realities of success, what it really means, and the emotional preparedness it requires. And what happens when, despite your desire to remain totally independent, you really do need to consider using OPM (Other People’s Money)?
Scrappy Underdogs: Chris & Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers, Part 1
All hail the scrappy underdog! In the two years since we first spoke to them, Chris and Jen Hudak have exploded. They’ve instigated an exponential increase in production of their cult-favorite travel trailer, survived a pandemic, and brought a baby to be in the world. What more could they want? How about a groundbreaking evolution in their already excellent product? These two are champions, they are unstoppable, and they bring new perspective to what it means to be successful collaborators…
We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!
The interviews get better and better
Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!
work with my husband
Honey and Blaine are an awesome couple and have one of the coolest jobs ever! I love their podcasts! The questions they ask are relatable to anyone that works with their spouse!
Can't wait to hear more!