They said I wasn’t smart enough to go to college. I was told that I should go to trade school and become a key-punch operator – does anyone even know any key-punch operators? When I quit my first job, a member of my family was sure that no one would ever hire me.
Well, I’m here to tell you that persistence, drive, and creativity win.
I am more than fourth generation retail. After joining my mother’s lingerie business, I learned to guess bra sizes, got certified as a mastectomy fitter, and learned how to tailor bras. Following her passing, I saw a product and thought – “I can do better than that.” Crazy as it sounds, I went on a hike and happened to meet a design engineer. He introduced me to a patent attorney. I took everything I had and, with his help, got the patent for Bezi® Bra Discs as well as my first prototype mold.
Wholesale to small stores was great, but, I wanted more and have spent years learning about funnels, website building, CRM, customer retention management, as well as workflows, marketing, and social media. From learning to type on an electric typewriter to the computer. Wow, what a journey.
Yes, I am here to tell you that anything is possible – even for those of us who others thought could never succeed. When you have curiosity, interest in learning, and drive anything is possible.
I am your host Anne Zuckerman and this is the Just Wanted to Ask Podcast.
Kat Mitchell - Power of Community - Care Giving & Self Love
Life is packed with difficulties, but it's also brimming with happiness if you know where to discover it! Join Anne as she speaks with Kat Mitchell about caregiving and self-love. It's not just about what you can do for others; it's also about appreciating the essence of who you are. So, find your gift, and let the celebration of YOU begin! Stay tuned!
Christie & Derek Hurley - Patches on Clothing You Ask?
Entrepreneurial ambitions can emerge at any life stage, and having family support often boosts the chances of success. Our guests today, Christie and Derek Hurley of Threads by Gram, prove it's never too late to turn dreams into reality! Anne explores their inspiring journey, showing that dedication and perseverance can bring success, regardless of when you start. What makes their story all the more captivating is the familial bond woven into the fabric of their enterprise! Stay tuned!
Jennifer Manocherian - Exploring the Novel Alpha Bette
Writing a novel is daunting for even the most ambitious authors. But for our guest today, this is a challenge she eagerly embraced and successfully conquered! Join Anne as she speaks with Jennifer Manocherian, the author of a fascinating novel titled "Alpha Bette." For those seeking a captivating read, this conversation unveils the depth and allure of a book that promises to leave a lasting impact! Stay tuned!
John Hewitt - Benefits of a Franchise Business
Starting a business is a dream for many, but it comes with various risks and challenges. For both first-time entrepreneurs and seasoned businesspeople, opting for a franchise instead of a startup can be advantageous! Join Anne as she speaks with John Hewitt about the myriad benefits associated with a franchise business. With his extensive experience in the field, John sheds light on the advantages franchises offer over traditional startups. From established brand recognition to proven business models, franchises can provide a solid foundation for those entering the business world! Stay tuned!
Bear Newman - Is Your SEO Strategy Working for Your Business?
Today, many businesses hire SEO specialists to help them grow. But how can you know if these efforts work for your business? Join Anne as she speaks with Bear Newman about SEO strategies and actionable tips to enhance your website's visibility and overall performance. In a world where online presence is synonymous with business success, optimizing your SEO strategy is not just about climbing search rankings but ensuring that your investment yields tangible and sustainable results! Stay tuned!
Valerie Bittner - This Actress-Model Has a Mission
Experiencing various job roles in the past equips an individual with a diverse skill set that proves invaluable in navigating the challenges of our digital age! Join Anne as she speaks with Valerie Bittner about how an actress-model has become instrumental in assisting business owners. Valerie recognizes the powerful impact of her skills as an actress-model, and today, she will describe how she strategically applies them to make a meaningful difference in the business world! Stay tuned!
Keeping it real
In connecting with Anne and listening to her podcasts I enjoy the reality that guests bring and I can learn so much here. Continuing to tune in and learn. Coach Kat
What I Wish I Knew Then!
Barb V is a rock star and an inspiration! If only I had a teeny bit of her insight back when i was a kid, and when my own were younger. Barb, thank you for all that you do!
Diversified yet Relevant
The topics covered are amazing. I’ve learned so much and enjoy each episode that’s released.