61 episodes

Unfinished Biz with Robin and Wayne highlights founder stories from some of the most exciting, emerging brands on the planet. Often the more interesting stories happen before companies have “made it." Unfinished Biz focuses on honest conversations around tough topics, liberating milestones and incredible stories.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 142 Ratings

Unfinished Biz with Robin and Wayne highlights founder stories from some of the most exciting, emerging brands on the planet. Often the more interesting stories happen before companies have “made it." Unfinished Biz focuses on honest conversations around tough topics, liberating milestones and incredible stories.

    Grove Collaborative Founder & CEO Stu Landesberg

    Grove Collaborative Founder & CEO Stu Landesberg

    Stu Landesberg grew up in a home with sustainable products at arm’s reach, which inspired him to develop household products that are good for you, your home, and the planet. Like so many great brands often do, Grove Collaborative saw an opportunity in an emerging market and built their business to meet the moment. Learn more about how Stu kept on track despite the lack of initial interest and where Grove Collaborative is headed next.

    • 43 min
    Parachute Founder & CEO Ariel Kaye

    Parachute Founder & CEO Ariel Kaye

    Ariel Kaye loves comfort and quality in a home, which made her the perfect founder for Parachute - an online-only, direct-to-consumer bedding brand that expanded into a thriving brick-and-mortar business. Parachute makes premium quality sheets, towels, robes, rugs, even furniture designed to make every home that much more comfortable. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn all about how Ariel's vision evolved over time, the lessons she learned along the way, and where Parachute is headed next.

    • 43 min
    Hustle Clean Co-Founder & CEO Justin Forsett

    Hustle Clean Co-Founder & CEO Justin Forsett

    NFL veteran Justin Forsett has had a storied football career, but when it came time to hang up his cleats, Justin was already well engulfed in the entrepreneurial game. Hustle Clean's line of products are redefining the self-care movement by focusing on hygiene, wellness and recovery with a variety of face and body wipes for anyone committed to the fitness lifestyle. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn more about how Justin's vision for Hustle Clean evolved over time, what challenges he faced as an athlete-turned-founder, and why Hustle Clean sees itself in a category all its own.

    • 34 min
    The Honey Pot Co-Founder & CEO Bea Dixon

    The Honey Pot Co-Founder & CEO Bea Dixon

    Bea Dixon, The Honey Pot Co-Founder and CEO, has had an entrepreneurial journey unlike any other. From pharmacy work to running a cleaning business to working with vendors at Whole Foods, Bea learned how to hustle, how to take charge in business, and how to treat her Honey Pot team with care and respect. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn more about the genesis of The Honey Pot brand, Bea's highs and lows along the way, and why feminine wellness is so important.

    • 51 min
    G.O.A.T. Fuel Co-Founders Jaqui & Jerry Rice

    G.O.A.T. Fuel Co-Founders Jaqui & Jerry Rice

    G.O.A.T. Fuel Founder Jerry Rice and his Co-Founder (and daughter) Jaqui Rice have had quite the entrepreneurial journey. G.O.A.T. Fuel a lifestyle and health-focused energy brand that focuses on a variety of flavors and unique ingredients designed to separate it from its competitors. Jerry Rice also happens to be a National Football League Hall of Famer and 3-time Super Bowl champion who holds the record for most touchdowns in the NFL, so G.O.A.T. Fuel has big shoes to fill! Join Robin and Wayne as they uncover the full story.

    • 46 min
    [solidcore] Founder Anne Mahlum

    [solidcore] Founder Anne Mahlum

    Nobody knows fitness quite like [solidcore] Founder Anne Mahlum. [solidcore] describes itself as pilates redefined, with a full-body workout that utilizes slow and controlled movements, now one of the biggest boutique fitness brands in the US. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn how Anne grew to know and love the exercise, what challenges she faced while scaling her business, and where [solidcore] is expanding next.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Akira K.K. ,

My Favorite CPG Podcast

As I’ve continued to dig deeper into CPG-specific marketing career, I was looking for an education source that could enlighten me on parts of the business I was less familiar with, including financing and operations.

Wayne and Robin really excel in both asking poignant questions and seeking nuanced answers to situations and obstacles that go beyond anything you can find in a Google search.

Their conversations with Spindrift, Good Eggs, King’s Hawaiian and Clif Bar founders/executives have been my favorite so far.

KamedaBacon ,

Top notch sit downs with entrepreneurs

I stumbled on this podcast a few years ago and couldn’t stop listening! Wayne and Robin set a casual vibe for these sit downs allowing for candid open dialogue. Creating a space for entrepreneurs to open up and share on a personal level the ups and downs and self-reflection on being in the CPG business. Kudos!

Triles12 ,

Amazing podcast for CPG

By far the best podcast for people interested in CPG and overall brand builders! Thanks for producing it!

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