9 episodes

The Seattle Business Builders Podcast tells the stories of growth behind the successful businesses that build the Seattle community. Each episode features an interview with a Seattle business owner, unpacking their journey and uncovering insights from their experiences. If you're invested in the Seattle business community or are building a business yourself, this podcast is for you. Host Will Hicks has been recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star Analyst and is the founder of Sapling Wealth Management (a financial advisory firm specializing in small business benefit planning and high-net worth investment strategies) where he focuses on enriching the lives of his clients.

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The Seattle Business Builders Podcast tells the stories of growth behind the successful businesses that build the Seattle community. Each episode features an interview with a Seattle business owner, unpacking their journey and uncovering insights from their experiences. If you're invested in the Seattle business community or are building a business yourself, this podcast is for you. Host Will Hicks has been recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star Analyst and is the founder of Sapling Wealth Management (a financial advisory firm specializing in small business benefit planning and high-net worth investment strategies) where he focuses on enriching the lives of his clients.

    Episode 9: Dr. Brant Carroll From Eye Associates Northwest, PC

    Episode 9: Dr. Brant Carroll From Eye Associates Northwest, PC

    Dr. Brant Carroll is the owner of Eye Associates Northwest PC, a healthcare practice with a team comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.



    Will sat down with Brant to talk about how technology and government regulation are impacting the practice, how Brant got started 25 years ago, and what's coming next in the world of specialized healthcare.



    Learn more about Eye Associates at their website.

    • 28 min
    Episode 8: Terri Morgan from TCM Models | Seattle Business Builders

    Episode 8: Terri Morgan from TCM Models | Seattle Business Builders

    Terri Morgan is owner of TCM Models, a modeling and talent agency that provides a boutique approach, a personalized atmosphere, and hands-on coaching.



    Will sat down with Terri to talk about how she came to own the business 40 years ago, how she scouts talent, and how TCM Models has adapted to the industries many changes over the years.



    Learn more about TCM Models at their website.

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    • 22 min
    Episode 7: Haley Keller from Peddler Brewing Company | Seattle Business Builders

    Episode 7: Haley Keller from Peddler Brewing Company | Seattle Business Builders

    Haley Keller is the cofounder of Peddler Brewing Company, a microbrewery with a tasting room and large beer garden located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Will sat down with Haley to talk about how she and her husband Dave decided to make their brewing hobby a business, how they found their space, and what's coming next.



    Learn more about Peddler Brewing Company at their website.



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    • 26 min
    Episode 6: Janis Segress & Krijn and Judy de Jonge from Queen Anne Book Company | Seattle Business Builders

    Episode 6: Janis Segress & Krijn and Judy de Jonge from Queen Anne Book Company | Seattle Business Builders

    Janis, Krijn, and Judy are the three co-owners of Queen Anne Book Company. Will sat down with the trio to talk about how they stepped in after the previous owner of the business closed down, what it's like working together, and how the independent book seller market is growing and changing.



    Learn more about Queen Anne Book Company at their website.



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    • 22 min
    Episode 5: Diana and Steve Naramore from Sip and Ship | Seattle Business Builders

    Episode 5: Diana and Steve Naramore from Sip and Ship | Seattle Business Builders

    Diana and Steve are the founders of Sip and Ship, Seattle's trusted and reliable shipping center and community hub. Will sat down with the two of them to talk about how the business got its start, how they've persevered through a recession, and what the future looks like for woman-owned businesses in Seattle.



    Learn more about Sip and Ship at their website.



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    • 26 min
    Episode 4: Scott Cooper & Amanda Erven from Blue Highway Games | Seattle Business Builder

    Episode 4: Scott Cooper & Amanda Erven from Blue Highway Games | Seattle Business Builder

    Scott Cooper is the founder of Blue Highway Games, a Seattle board game store that offers an alternative to electronic media with a carefully curated game selection and a community of like-minded customers. Will sat down with Scott and Amanda Erven, the store manager, to discuss how the business was born out of a job at Microsoft, how it’s grown, and what the future holds.



    Learn more about Blue Highway games by visiting their website.



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    • 25 min

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