Are you in business or ministry with your spouse? What does it take to build a successful business or ministry, without sacrificing your marriage? You can build something you love with the one you love!
Join Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe, authors, speakers, and the founders of HappilyMarriedCouples.com, as they share their candid conversations with the power couples who’ve built profitable businesses and impactful ministries, while remaining happily married through it all.
Each week on the podcast, Jackie and Stephana will sit down with a couple who has built a successful business, brand, or nonprofit. They’ll also interview couples who run impactful ministries or have planted churches.
Their stories will encourage and inspire you to take action. You’ll learn practical strategies to build a business that supports your marriage and grow a marriage that supports your business. And you’ll see what opportunities are available for you today, and the steps you can take to launch, relaunch, or even start over.
If you’re an entrepreneur, married to an entrepreneur, in business with your spouse, in ministry together, are a church planter, or run a nonprofit or charitable organization, this podcast is for you! Each episode you’ll get a ton of value, enjoy a little bit of laughter, and receive uber inspiration in your entrepreneurial journey.
Like many couples, Jackie and Stephana have experienced the ups and downs of marriage and parenting. They’ve also experienced the challenges, lessons learned, and thrill of entrepreneurship in all but two years of their marriage, as they started their first business in January 2003, just 18 months after getting married in June 2001. Jackie is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur.
After giving birth to three kiddos, serving in marriage ministry for years, and launching several businesses of varying success (real talk!), they are still happily married and are dedicated to help as many couples, like you, do the same.
Your dream marriage and your dream to impact the world don’t have to pull from one another. In fact, they can and should work together in a way that positively impacts your marriage and your work!
The How We Built This (and Stayed Happily Married) Podcast will show you it is possible to build a profitable business or an impactful ministry today — and there is no person better to build it with than your spouse.
For show notes, or more curated resources to help you thrive in your marriage and business, go to howwebuiltthismarried.com.
Building Multiple Businesses with Comedy and Confidence
Are you in business for your family? Mike and Roz Goodwin are in business because of their family -- actually because of their daughter.
At age 7, Gabby Goodwin, Mike and Roz’s daughter, persistently encouraged Roz to create a hair barrette for her. Together they invented the first Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette, which became GaBBY Bows, a 6-figure brand.
At the same time Mike was building a unique, family-friendly, and very funny comedy brand, called Bowtie Comedy. Learn how they built it and developed persistence, determination, and resilience along the way.
Creating Profitable Systems for Married Entrepreneurs
What happens when your identity is wrapped up in your job, but your spouse has been an entrepreneur their entire working life? O.L. and Sway Buckley share how they organically came together as married entrepreneurs to create systems to help other married entrepreneurs build multiple streams of income, without sacrificing their most important asset -- their marriage.
From Food Stamps to 8-Figures in Four Years
What happens when you move to a new city for a new job and that job falls through? And you have a baby on the way? Jamal and Natasha Miller share their purpose-driven story of going from food stamps, while six-months pregnant, to an 8-figure business in four years. They’ve built multiple 7-figure brands using a repeatable framework, they call the Circle of Purpose.
SPECIAL: How to launch (or grow) a highly profitable online membership site
How do you stop working like crazy just to sustain your business? How do you stop burning the candle at both ends? And how do you stop spending so much time away from the important people and things in your life? Stu McLaren stops by the podcast today to share how he and thousands of other business owners pivoted to build a stable business that helps more people while working less.
How to Successfully Live, Parent, and Build a Business Together
How does a husband and wife with 8 kids support their family? They build a wildly successful business after moving to a farm in another state then integrate all aspects of their work and home lives together. Jim and PJ Jonas used digital marketing and a rock solid belief in themselves to build an amazing business that they never intended to, and their kids are an integral part. Their biggest key success is to “integrate!”
YouTube Peeps Who Went from Hiding in Walmart While Recording Vlogs to Starring in Walmart Commercials w/ Chad & Gabrielle Rader
How do you go from being so uncomfortable on camera that you’d literally hide while vlogging in Walmart when you thought people looked at you, to actually starring in Walmart’s commercials? Chad & Gabrielle Rader, stop by the podcast to share how they got started, overcame their flip flopping introvert and extrovert tendencies to build a profitable and impactful social media influencer business.
Happily married or in business: maybe we don’t have to choose
As someone who does ministry with my wife, and is thinking about doing more, this podcast is meeting me right where I am. At times, it definitely feels like there’s a real tension between moving forward in ministry with my wife, and having our relationship thrive. The real value in this podcast is getting an inside look at couples who have successfully done both. I appreciate the way Jackie expertly interviews his guests in a way that reveals both their successes, and the hard-fought battles it took to get there.
I loved listening to Jackie and Stephana and their guests share their business journeys. It was really encouraging to hear challenges and triumphs!