Hear the stories of the business owners in the trenches, and how they built their businesses. All guests are graduates of the Goldman Sach's 10K Small Business Program (or teachers from the program), and share how they built a business large enough to qualify for the program and lessons learned along the way.
Empowering Women in Business: Kate Isler's Journey of Entrepreneurial Success and Support
Learning to raise your hand can change the trajectory of your life.
In today's episode, we are joined by the incredible Kate Isler, an entrepreneur and advocate for women in business. Kate shares her journey of trial and error, acknowledging both her successes and failures in various aspects of life, including relationships, parenting, and career choices.
Kate discusses the importance of recognizing that nobody has a perfect life or career, but rather it is about learning from experiences and taking action. Inspired by her travels to different parts of the world, and to finally have the courage to step out and start her own business.
Kate shares her insights on the importance of choosing the right partners and mechanisms for growth, as well as navigating the world of investors. We also delve into Kate's unexpected career as an author and the lessons she has learned through her personal and professional experiences. Join us as Kate takes us on her remarkable journey, sharing valuable insights and inspiring us to take risks, embrace our potential, and celebrate the power of women in business.
To find out more about WMarketplace, visit: https://wmarketplace.com/
Growing a Marketing Company Through the Pandemic and Beyond
After getting laid off, Terri Hoffman found herself interviewing for her next role. However, it wasn't until her recruiter told her she thought she should consider entrepreneurship that Terri really started to consider the idea.
It ended up that entrepreneurship was the right path for her, and after talking to a few mentors, Terri decided to try it. Marketing Refresh was born and she hasn't looked back.
Terri shares the ups and downs of running her business and why she decided to move her company from Houston to a virtual setting. She also talks about the growing pains of a company, and why it's been so important for her to build the right team and embrace staying in her own lane.
To find out more and connect with Terri, visit: https://MarketingRefresh.com
Building a Family Business One Event at a Time
After getting laid off during maternity leave, Kate Winsor decided enough was enough. At this time, her brother also had his own business but was struggling in the day-to-day operations.
At that moment, she decided to help him with Cadence Studios, and this family business grew.
Kate joins Courtney and Erin on this episode of First to Arrive, Last to Leave to discuss her journey from employee to entrepreneur and how she has had to learn to embrace the unknown.
She also talks about the uniqueness of her business and why being a women-led business in this industry has its advantages. She also discusses the obstacles she's had to overcome and how the Goldman Sachs' 10K SB program helped her to approach new deals and opportunities differently.
If you'd like to learn more and connect with Kate, visit: https://www.cadencestudiostx.com/
Growing an Empire From Her Own Struggles
Middle school girls can be cruel, and that was what ultimately led Kelly Foreman to find a better way to style her curly hair.
In this episode of First to Arrive, Last to Leave, Kelly, CEO and Founder of MopTop joins Courtney and Erin to discuss her journey from frustration over the products that were out there to finally creating her own.
She talks about the ups and downs of bringing your own product to market, and why being in all retails stores sometimes isn't such a good thing. She discusses the obstacles had to overcome, including throwing away thousands of product, and why her forever mission will be to help girls and women everywhere fall in love with their hair.
To find out more about MopTop, visit: https://moptophair.com/
What's Holding You Back From Taking Control of Your Dreams With Brittany Traylor
What's holding you back from taking control of your dreams? If you have any excuse at all this is the episode to listen to as we sit down with Brittany Traylor or Traylor Transpo.
In this episode, we'll be diving deep into the journey of our guest, Brittany, as she breaks through barriers, overcomes challenges, and defies stereotypes to achieve greatness. From growing up in the foster care system in Germany, to moving back to the states to reconnect with her family, not knowing English, Brittany ended up working in trucking industry and then starting her own company.
Throughout our conversation, Brittany opens up about her transformative experience of starting her own business after seeing an opportunity to treat truckers better, the importance of embracing individuality, and the need for empowering education that fosters greatness. She also shares how her passion for trucking led her down a path to create opportunities and break social barriers, all while discovering her own potential.
To learn more and connect with Brittany, visit: https://traylortranspo.com/
Pivoting to Prosperity: How a Specialized Architecture Firm Found Their Niche
How long would you fight for the success of your company? In reality, many business owners give up too soon, and it's the exact reason why Josh Kunkel is thriving with his company.
Josh is the Founder + Managing Principal at Method Group, and joins Courtney and Erin on this episode of First to Arrive, Last to Leave to talk about his journey from suddenly becoming an entrepreneur, not being able to win any contracts to finally getting the break he needed on a multi-million dollar deal.
They discuss the ups and downs of success, and how he's grown himself as a leader, which has then helped to grow his business. From historic preservation to housing projects, we discuss the niche specialization that sets Josh's firm apart.
For more information on Josh's company, visit: Method.Group