10 episodes

A show about the hard road to success, as a creative entrepreneur.

Based in Oakland, CA, host Reuben Ly – a small business owner turned journalist – travels the country capturing the struggle and success of a diverse range of creators. From award-winning chefs, to craft beer producers, to graffiti artists. Each season captures a different local industry, in a particular place.

Working Sunday – because when it's your own business – you gotta do it.
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Social @workingsunday
Web: http://www.workingsunday.com
Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/workingsunday

Working Sunday Reuben Ly

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A show about the hard road to success, as a creative entrepreneur.

Based in Oakland, CA, host Reuben Ly – a small business owner turned journalist – travels the country capturing the struggle and success of a diverse range of creators. From award-winning chefs, to craft beer producers, to graffiti artists. Each season captures a different local industry, in a particular place.

Working Sunday – because when it's your own business – you gotta do it.
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Social @workingsunday
Web: http://www.workingsunday.com
Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/workingsunday

    LA Working Artists 5: Be The Tortoise

    LA Working Artists 5: Be The Tortoise

    The turtle and the hare – a classic fable. Building a brand is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't be the cocky rabbit who burns out. Today we have stories of two humble, hard-working guys who have persevered through tough times ... to see huge success.

    This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Show Guests:
    • Truck Torrence of 100%Soft
    • Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot

    note: big thanks to Michelle Valigura, who we neglected to include in the story as a key mentor of Truck Torrence, alongside Amanda Visell!

    Website: workingsunday.com
    Patreon: patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 28 min
    LA Working Artists 4: Courage

    LA Working Artists 4: Courage

    It takes courage to follow your dreams. But these women in this episode aren’t just carving out a space for their work in the world ... they’re carving out a space for themselves.

    This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Show Guests:
    • Ann Shen author of Bad Girls Throughout History
    • Lela Lee of Angry Little Girls

    Website: http://workingsunday.com
    Patreon: http://patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 24 min
    LA Working Artists 3: Community + Social Media

    LA Working Artists 3: Community + Social Media

    In the social media era how do we get past the popularity contest – to build a real community?

    Both guests face serious health challenges, alongside running an art business. A strong social media community has supported both their business and their healing process. But as we all know … social media has its darkside…

    This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Show Guests:
    • Ryan Brunty of Depressed Monsters
    • Kate Hart of Bittersqueaks

    Website: http://workingsunday.com
    Patreon: http://patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 23 min
    LA Working Artists 2: Build Your Brand

    LA Working Artists 2: Build Your Brand

    Two stories of people finding a tiny little niche ... and building a hugely successful business.

    Our first guest turned a part time passion project into the largest art market of it’s kind in the world – DesignerCon. Our second guest launched a super niche (and kind of bizarre) art product on a shoestring budget.

    This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Show Guests:
    • Ben Goretsky of DesignerCon
    • Wendy Bryan Lazar of I Heart Guts

    Website: http://workingsunday.com
    Patreon: http://patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 33 min
    LA Working Artists 1: Money, Ego & Ambition

    LA Working Artists 1: Money, Ego & Ambition

    We start ... with the fine art world. Where a piece can sell for $10 million dollars – or wind up in the trash heap. Lots of us believe the difference is a lucky break. But what if the difference is internal? Our mindset as creators. How we value ourselves, and our work …

    This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Show Guests:
    • Kim Weller of LA Creeps
    • MEAR ONE legendary graffiti artist

    Website: http://workingsunday.com
    Patreon: http://patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 26 min
    LA Working Artists: Season Trailer

    LA Working Artists: Season Trailer

    In the next 5 shows, we are going to travel deep into the psyche of 10 successful Working Artists. This season of Working Sunday does a deep dive into what it takes (and means) to build an authentic, personal brand – that can blow up.

    From Pasadena to Culver City – from Melrose to Long Beach –
    Welcome to the world of LA Working Artists.

    Season Guests:
    • Kim Weller of LA Creeps
    • MEAR ONE
    • Ben Goretsky of DesignerCon
    • Wendy Bryan Lazar of I Heart Guts
    • Ryan Brunty of Depressed Monsters
    • Kate Hart of Bittersqueaks
    • Ann Shen
    • Lela Lee of Angry Little Girls
    • Truck Torrence of 100Soft
    • Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot

    Website: http://workingsunday.com
    Patreon: http://patreon.com/workingsunday
    Twitter: @WorkingSunday
    Instagram: @WorkingSunday

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Backflips_gone_WRONG420 ,

Love this show.

This found me right when I needed it most. Been thinking about giving up and this has given me hope. Thank you for making this. Hope you venture out of LA and up the west coast at least.

Fat ralla ,

Tales of Small Business, Straight Up

My new favorite podcast! The host Rueben Ly has great delivery in his exploration of what it truly feels like to run a small business. Casting aside the inflated "unicorn" stories of tech business successes this podcast focuses on real people working hard to make their passions flourish. I feel like anyone that dreams of having their own small business should listen to this, but also, fans of the arts will get insight on how much it takes to get your word out there.

SaraSnedly ,

Ahhhmazing!!

Amazing and engaging podcast. It’s produced well and has an excellent flow. Highly recommend for curious, creative and entrepreneurs. And, of course, those who enjoy dynamic storytelling.

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