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Step into the Grow Wire studio as we chat with experts who have proven prowess at growing their big ideas, businesses & more. The convo is full of helpful tools you'll certainly find useful in your own endeavors--be it professionally or personally!

The Grow Wire Podcast Grow Wire

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    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

Step into the Grow Wire studio as we chat with experts who have proven prowess at growing their big ideas, businesses & more. The convo is full of helpful tools you'll certainly find useful in your own endeavors--be it professionally or personally!

    Let the Comments by Celebs Founders Slide Into Your Business Plans

    Let the Comments by Celebs Founders Slide Into Your Business Plans

    Founders of Comments by Celebs, Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer, take us on their three-year journey running the media company, providing lots of great business takeaways. After defining Comments by Celebs at its core (4:11), Emma recalls how she came up with the idea for the original Instagram handle (7:01), and why this was a career neither she or Julie could have ever imagined (13:15). They explain how they keep up with pop culture in such a fast-paced world (17:42), how they split up duties (19:42), and how they ultimately turned Comments by Celebs into a full-blown business (24:36). They break down what a “normal” day looks like for them (31:45), how much time they spend on content curation vs. business management (33:59), and how content has changed as the CBC network gains more popularity (35:46). Emma and Julie reveal the reasoning behind all of their business decisions (38:18), and why the ever-changing nature of social media doesn’t scare them (44:38). Finally, they conclude with a little insight into their personal lives (48:15) and answer our founders’ rapid-fire questions (53:08). Tune in for all of this and more!
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    Comments by CelebsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/commentsbycelebs/Website: https://www.commentsbycelebs.com/ (https://www.commentsbycelebs.com/)
    Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fnelson (https://twitter.com/fnelson)
    (https://twitter.com/fnelson)Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire (https://twitter.com/GrowWire) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ (https://www.instagram.com/growwire/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/ (https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tenzo Tea: The Athlete-Backed Brand Stirring Up a Matcha Revolution

    Tenzo Tea: The Athlete-Backed Brand Stirring Up a Matcha Revolution

    Robbie Page takes us on his journey from playing professional volleyball to founding Tenzo Tea, a matcha green tea company, specializing in organic and ceremonial matcha from Japan. Page takes us back to the beginning, explaining how he and co-founder Steve O’Dell came up with the idea for a matcha green tea company (3:25), which all started when they were playing collegiate volleyball together at the University of California, Los Angeles--an experience that assisted them in entrepreneurialism (10:26). Page then dives into everything there is to know about matcha green tea (13:02), including its lack of popularity when they first started the company in 2016 (14:35). He recalls bootstrapping their way through the first year of starting the company (20:38) and how they ultimately got the product into coffee shops in southern California (27:02). He talks about Tenzo’s go-to-market strategies, including e-commerce (32:07), and its current mix of revenue between direct-to-consumer and wholesale distribution (40:37). Page concludes with his vision for the future and whether he sees Tenzo taking a step outside of matcha (44:30). Stay tuned for all of that and more!
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    Tenzo TeaWebsite: https://www.morningbrew.com/ (https://www.morningbrew.com/)
    Robbie PageLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbie-page-35a519110/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbie-page-35a519110/)
    Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fnelson (https://twitter.com/fnelson)
    (https://twitter.com/fnelson)Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire (https://twitter.com/GrowWire) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ (https://www.instagram.com/growwire/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/ (https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/)

    • 50 min
    The Morning Brew Story: From College Newsletter to 2 Million Subscribers

    The Morning Brew Story: From College Newsletter to 2 Million Subscribers

    Morning Brew founders Alex Lieberman and Austin Rief join us to discuss the newsletter’s growth, from business school cheat sheet to two million subscribers. They start off by discussing their start at the University of Michigan (3:12) and why they eventually decided to bring it to the world at large (9:56). They reveal their strategies for growing readership in the early days (12:46) and how they turned that audience into two million subscribers with a 42% click-through rate, more than two times the industry average (17:06). Lieberman and Rief unveil their business model (20:03) and the inspiration to grow Morning Brew into a wider business, covering retail and tech and expanding into podcasting (25:29). They discuss hiring (32:35), creating the right content (35:18) and the future of the business (38:45) before ending with some rapid-fire questions (45:15).
    For More, Follow Us Here:
    Morning BrewWebsite: https://www.morningbrew.com/ (https://www.morningbrew.com/)
    Alex LiebermanLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-lieberman/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-lieberman/)
    Austin RiefLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-rief/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-rief/)
    Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fnelson (https://twitter.com/fnelson)
    Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/

    • 50 min
    WiseHer Helps Professionals Build Businesses and Careers From Home

    WiseHer Helps Professionals Build Businesses and Careers From Home

    Kathryn Rose is the CEO and founder of wiseHer, a social enterprise and technology platform providing on-demand expert advice and resources for professionals, which has become a great tool to remain connected, continue growing professional networks, and seek guidance from experts as we all navigate our careers and businesses amid this crisis and moving forward. Rose begins by diving into her career path before founding wiseHer (4:35) and how the idea for the platform emerged after the 2008 mortgage market meltdown, during which she lost her job all the while caring for a newborn baby and a sick mother (7:42). She discusses her time working as an SEO and social media consultant (10:30), what she learned about female entrepreneurs during that time (11:34) and the decision that ultimately led to the launch of wiseHer (13:22). She explains how she got the platform off the ground (20:09), how the advisory service works (24:02), how it's grown over time (26:14) and where she hopes to take it in the future (34:54).
    For More, Follow Us Here:
    wiseHerWebsite: https://www.wiseher.com/ (https://www.wiseher.com/)
    Kathryn RoseLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katkrose/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katkrose/)
    Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fnelson (https://twitter.com/fnelson)
    (https://twitter.com/fnelson)Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire (https://twitter.com/GrowWire) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ (https://www.instagram.com/growwire/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/ (https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/)

    The State of Restaurants: Real People, Real Challenges, Real Hope

    The State of Restaurants: Real People, Real Challenges, Real Hope

    The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit industries amid COVID-19, and yet, we’ve seen businesses and leaders across the industry do some incredible things to rise above the ashes. To portray this, we chatted virtually with three restaurant owners, a CMO of a successful chain and an industry expert—all of whom share the same appreciation for the support and unity we’ve seen between restaurants across the nation, in their various communities and right within the walls of their own businesses. Restaurant expert Chris Keating starts off with some statistics around the past and current state of the industry (1:36). Then, we hear from Los Angeles restaurant owner Karim Megji and esteemed New York chef Tony Mangieri about their initial reactions to mandated closures (3:57) and their decision to move into to-go options, despite fears over quality (7:03). Boston pizzeria owner, Brian Schofield, expresses his gratitude for the way his community stepped up to support his business (10:51) as does Karim, who also reveals some of the ways he was able to give back to medical professionals on the frontlines (12:49). Sarah then dives into the inspiration behind the Great American Takeout initiative (15:29), while Chris makes some predictions over the innovation we’ll see from restaurants as the economy begins to reopen (19:15) as well as new sanitization processes (22:15) and the effects on labor (25:21). We end on an uplifting message around togetherness (26:50).
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    Chris KeatingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-keating-9381b84/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-keating-9381b84/)
    Karim MegjiWebsite: https://www.woodandwaterla.com/ (https://www.woodandwaterla.com/)
    (https://www.woodandwaterla.com/)Tony Mangieri Website: http://www.unapizza.com/ (http://www.unapizza.com/)
    (http://www.unapizza.com/)Sarah GroverLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-grover-a9148b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-grover-a9148b/)
    (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-grover-a9148b/)Brian Schofield Website: http://www.wickedcheesy.com/ (http://www.wickedcheesy.com/)
    Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fnelson
     
    Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/ (https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/)

    How a Focus on Audience Turned Business Insider Into a Massive Success

    How a Focus on Audience Turned Business Insider Into a Massive Success

    Business Insider’s Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher, Pete Spande, joins us on this episode of “The Grow Wire Podcast'' to discuss the company’s growth and success as well as the current state of media and publishing. Spande starts off by explaining Business Insider (4:00) before diving into the company’s business model (8:00) and how it (successfully) diversifies across advertising, subscriptions and areas like licensing, production and affiliate and ecommerce partnerships (14:18). He then explains the importance of testing new ideas before fully understanding their outcome, as Business Insider recently experienced with its trucking beat (24:26), and how those experiments can transform any industry (39:39). Finally, he hits on the importance of technology in media, but not so much as to interfere with the media’s purpose (43:51), and why the future of media is as vibrant and important as ever (48:45).
    For More, Follow Us Here:
    Business InsiderWebsite: http://businessinsider.com/ (http://businessinsider.com/)
    (http://businessinsider.com/)Pete SpandeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-spande-6930021/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-spande-6930021/)
    (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-spande-6930021/)Fritz NelsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fritznelson/) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fnelson (https://twitter.com/fnelson)
    (https://twitter.com/fnelson)Grow WireLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/grow-wire/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowWire (https://twitter.com/GrowWire) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwire/ (https://www.instagram.com/growwire/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/ (https://www.facebook.com/GrowWire/)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lochhead (legends & losers) ,

It’s grow time!!!

This podcast is a unique idea, a real missing in the podcast landscape. focusing on what everyone wants to lear — how to drive growth. Both personally and professionally. It is an honor to be on the podcast and I look forward to many many more episodes. Thanks for having me! - Christopher

Brandenjenkins ,

So many good stories

Looking forward to hearing about all the amazing stories to come and what drives their growth!

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