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The Entreprenista Podcast is a weekly show featuring the stories of successful female founders and what it's really like to run a business. Hosted by Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly, a leading social media marketing agency, each episode goes beyond what you see on Instagram and into the nitty-gritty of growing and scaling a company effectively from women who’ve done it. Consider this the most fun business meeting you’ll ever have.

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    • 4.9, 120 Ratings

The Entreprenista Podcast is a weekly show featuring the stories of successful female founders and what it's really like to run a business. Hosted by Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly, a leading social media marketing agency, each episode goes beyond what you see on Instagram and into the nitty-gritty of growing and scaling a company effectively from women who’ve done it. Consider this the most fun business meeting you’ll ever have.

    Andrea Lisbona of Touchland - Build What You Sell

    Andrea Lisbona of Touchland - Build What You Sell

    Build what you can sell, don’t sell what you can build. Great advice from Miami-based entrepreneur Andrea Lisbona, the founder and CEO of Touchland: a vegan, cruelty-free hand sanitizer that makes your skin happy, kills 99.9% of germs, and smells great! In 2010, Andrea decided to take hand hygiene to a whole new level with a visionary team that had a sixth-sense for what was needed. Seven years later, the company took the products to the world, and then with the 2020 pandemic hit a 2000% growth almost overnight. Andrea joins Socialfly co-founders Stephanie Cartin and Courtney Spritzer for a conversation about building her business and career, and describes her journey to success, including the roller coaster of emotions for a year and a half, and then raising all the money in 24 hours; the importance of trusting your gut before getting married in business; dealing with big challenges to supply chain, capacity, and brand reputation in meeting a sudden massive demand for your product; a focus on how how health is everything; where a black belt and musical theatre intersect; and how Andrea has been preparing herself for a decade for this very moment.

    • 41 min
    Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Creamery - A Vision of Transforming the World

    Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Creamery - A Vision of Transforming the World

    If you think you can get cheese from plants, you are right. Case and point: Miyoko Schinner, the tenacious, award-winning vegan celebrity chef, cookbook author, and animal sanctuary founder behind the dairy-free cheese brand Miyoko's Creamery. Her passion for her craft and mission is unrivaled as a leading advocate for the right of vegan food products to use traditional meat and dairy terms on their labels. Miyoko shares her journey as an entrepreneur and food creator, which involved a LOT of trial and error, with many projects not flourishing in the way she’d wanted until the booming success of Miyoko’s Creamery, now in 20,000 stores. Miyoko joins Socialfly co-founder Stephanie Cartin for a conversation about building her company and her journey to success, including how she developed the entrepreneurial mindset very young, without even realizing that’s what was happening; how bringing cheese to Twitter executives ultimately resulted in a meaningful investment; why she returned to research and development and how she found someone else run the show who has an aligned vision; and a look behind Miyoko’s vision of helping the world become a more sustainable and compassionate place for all living beings.

    • 50 min
    Alexandra Cristin of Glam Seamless - An Accidental Entrepreneur's Path to Yes

    Alexandra Cristin of Glam Seamless - An Accidental Entrepreneur's Path to Yes

    “Find your path to yes." Wise words from model-turned-business-powerhouse Alexandra Cristin, a self-proclaimed ‘accidental entrepreneur’ who built her company, Glam Seamless, from just a thousand dollars all the way through being acquired as an eight-figure empire. Alexandra joins Socialfly co-founder Stephanie Cartin for a conversation about building her company and her journeys to success, including how she looks back on her very first hire (her mom) and when you should and shouldn’t hire loved ones; she offers advice to potential Mamaprenistas about how to structure your timeline in a way that’s right for you in order to achieve your goals; how COVID-19 resulted in Glam Seamless' highest sales numbers in its history; and, Alexandra shares why she wishes she had started the business with a co-founder.

    • 48 min
    Pam Wolf of The Parlor - The Next Big Idea

    Pam Wolf of The Parlor - The Next Big Idea

    This dynamo serial entrepreneur and retail real estate expert has an impressive track record of building three successful New York-based businesses and a notable portfolio of real estate. Yet, Pam Wolf says being a mom is the greatest passion she didn’t know she had. Pam founded the NY Kids Club, disrupting the children’s education market with a children’s private enrichment program and preschool with 18 locations in NYC, the first in Chicago and 80 franchised in China. And now, her keen interest in the beauty & wellness industry has motivated her to create The Parlor, a revolutionary new experience for people who love beauty and wellness, which also allows beauty and wellness entrepreneurs to run their own businesses while avoiding the hassle of dealing with operational matters such as real estate, maintenance and office staffing. It’s a bold concept that has every sign of being the next big idea. Pam joins Socialfly co-founders Stephanie Cartin and Courtney Spritzer for a conversation about building her business and career, and describes her journey to success, including: what makes an entrepreneur, how strongly she believes in the will to go on after hearing no’s; how her own motherhood inspired her wildly popular business NY Kids Club; why sharing your success with the team you’ve built is one of the most exciting things about being an entrepreneur; why getting great at the things you are good at is crucial; and how being comfortable in asking for help is a key quality to success.

    • 53 min
    Tracy Chadwell of 1843 Capital - Empires of the Mind

    Tracy Chadwell of 1843 Capital - Empires of the Mind

    Tracy Chadwell, Founding Partner of 1843 Capital (an early stage venture capital firm investing in technology companies with diverse founding teams) knows something about money. She was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Powerful Women" and Forbes "8 Women VC's to know." She also knows something about the definition of success, and why being flexible with that definition may make all the difference when asking for an investment. Tracy joins Socialfly Co-founder Stephanie Cartin for a conversation about building her company and her journey to success, including having the risk gene and wanting to be part of something exciting; her rules for the skill set of the 3 Knows for a yes why you do not want to be the smartest person in the room; an excellent piece of advice for dealing with requests for advice and mentorship if you have a hectic schedule; and, why Winston Churchill is one of her greatest mentors. Plus, a surprise!

    • 48 min
    Alexandra Zatarain of Eight Sleep - Once Upon a Smart Mattress

    Alexandra Zatarain of Eight Sleep - Once Upon a Smart Mattress

    One of the biggest challenges of launching a company is transitioning from the security and support of a corporate job into the unknown, and how your former corporate allies may question every move you make. For Alexandra Zatarain, cofounder of  EIGHT SLEEP (the world's first sleep fitness company), she had both the trust in and of her cofounders, and the knowledge that they were onto something important that’s universal to everyone on the planet: the need to fall, and stay, asleep. Alexandra and her team have now raised millions of dollars, were selected to participate in prolific accelerator programs like StartX and YCombinator, and have been shipping product non stop since they completed their fundraising seed round! Alexandra joins Socialfly co-founder Stephanie Cartin for a conversation about building her business and career, and describes her journey to success, including about the challenges Latino and female founders go through; why Indiegogo was such an important tell for cash flow and testing interest; how Eight Sleep uses science and leverages knowledge through the mattress itself; and, why it’s important to just keep swimming.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Jen.Szigeti ,

Women Inspiring Women!

This podcast is an absolute favorite of mine. No matter what stage you are in starting your business Stephanie and Courtney will always leave you walking away inspired and ready to take on the world!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Stephanie & Courtney, host of The Entreprenista Podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

cmdlewis ,

Best podcast for women in business

Learned really great tips and feel inspired to start my business!

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