What does making a living mean to you? Every entrepreneur answers this question differently, and we want to hear them all. On this show, our host Damona Hoffman talks to today’s most successful entrepreneurs about what it means to carve your own path, define success on your own terms, and build a business that brings you satisfaction. We’re interested in every aspect of being your own boss: The upsides, the downsides, and everything in between.
This season, on top of full-length episodes, we’re nerding out with Thursday Nerdisodes: Not your typical business podcast episode. These mini-episodes focus on the technical aspects of running a business. Listen in for tactical strategies, tips and insights that you can action right away into your own business venture.
Launching an Amazing Service with Alli Webb (Season Finale)
Alli Webb is the co-founder of Drybar, the influential chain of hairstyling shops that has changed how women across the country do their hair. Drybar was named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010, and Alli has since gone on to invest in other businesses that make a major difference in our quality of life. From massage to jewelry to talk therapy, Alli wants her customers to feel good. Today, we talk to her about her single-minded approach to services, how she came back from the stay-at-home-mom scene, and how small luxuries make a huge difference.
Keeping Your Cool In Business: Natasha Case, Coolhaus
Natasha Case introduces herself by saying, “I’m an ice cream lady.” Trained as an architect and a former Disney Imagineer, Natasha got her ice cream company, Coolhaus, off the ground back in 2009: she had an armload of ice cream sandwiches, a barely functional former postal truck, and a dream to change the game of icy sweet treats for millennials. She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2014, and Coolhaus is now changing dairy cases across America. Natasha tells us how she makes a living.
Starting a Business as a Teenager With Ben Towers
Ben Towers is one of those kids that you can’t help but admire: at the ripe old age of 22, when most of his peers are still in school, he’s launched several businesses, worked with the British Royal Family, travelled internationally, and wrestled with topics as diverse as good mentorship and good mental health. His latest project is Tahora, an app aimed at creating happier employees. In this week’s episode, we talk to the business wunderkind about getting started when he was thirteen years old, and everything that came after.
How To Tell Your Story While Making a Living with Erin Bagwell
In this week’s episode, we’re talking to documentary filmmaker Erin Bagwell, director of Dream, Girl and Year One. Erin, who was featured as part of Oprah’s SuperSoul100 in 2016, tells powerful stories about women and their real-life experiences, ranging from female entrepreneurs in New York City to the early days of motherhood. She shares with us how she made a movie with Kickstarter support, gave her films a successful afterlife, and about that time she premiered a movie at The White House.
Growth and Giving Back with Josh Temple
Josh Temple is the kind of contractor homeowners naturally trust. He’s built up his bona fides as a construction wizard since the mid-1990s, and has married his passion for home renovation with his background in acting and improv: he’s been the builder on shows like Disaster House on the DIY Network, and the host of NBC’s America’s Toughest Jobs. Josh is also passionate about his work with Boys Town, a residential facility for at-risk youth. In this episode, we talk to Josh about managing clients, knowing when to make a shift, and what happens when you bring multiple skill sets to the table.
Nerdisode #7- Beating Imposter Syndrome with Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson refers to Imposter Syndrome as "Fraudy Feelings". In this Nerdisode, she shares her top tips to vanish them in your day-to-day.
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Fantastic host! Their guests are great and have awesome topics. I like the episode Lisa Carmen Wang where they talked about the core problem many female entrepreneurs face.
The I Make a Living podcast is succinct in its messages, providing applicable strategy and inspired stories. Love the interviews, love the presentation, love the brevity. It's a win for me.
Damona & Paco, hosts of the I Make a Living podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!