The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.
193: Partner with a Global Brand to Launch Your Business with Enrico Frezza, Founder + CEO of Peace Out Skincare
Enrico Frezza, is the Founder and CEO of Peace Out Skincare. His goal was to develop the first-ever skin care product to fight acne while healing the skin. After three years of tireless research and 14 prototypes later, Peace Out Acne was born and recruited into an exclusive partnership with Sephora. From its home base in San Francisco, Peace Out continues to exemplify a new generation of companies, with a team that works tirelessly to bring state-of-the-art skincare to its community. By giving a facelift to one of the most clinical and sterile categories in skincare, Peace Out has forever disrupted the industry and will remain the go-to band-aid for skin imperfections.
192: Solve Health Problems and Change Lives with Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon, Integrative and Interventional Psychologist
Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon is a double board certified integrative and interventional psychologist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master success coach. She's considered an expert in integrative health and believes in a holistic approach-treating the body and the mind. As the founder and director of The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and her team of experts don't just treat symptoms, they solve health problems and change lives. She and her team have worked with major brands including FedEx, UPS, McDonald’s Red Bull, and the U.S. Army. You can find Dr. Aimee speaking at Harvard and on ABC, NBC, and FOX when she’s not busy hosting her popular radio show, Mind Over Matters on AM 820.
191: Learn How To Do Queer Radio Right with Anna DeShawn, Founder of E3 Radio
Anna DeShawn is a seasoned media professional and the founder of E3 Radio, a 24/7, 365 day media production company that amplifies the stories and music of Black, Brown, and Queer folks. When Anna isn’t busy building her business, she dedicates her time to serving her communities. Currently she serves as Board President for Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization serving the needs of Black LGBTQ+ communities in Chicago with a particular focus on Black women. She also serves on the communication team for the Church within a Church Movement.
190: Dream about Your Next Bucket-List Destination with Any McNeill, Founder & CEO of American Meetings
Andy McNeill is a travel and hospitality entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. He is the CEO and founder of American Meetings, Inc., an industry leading meetings and events agency that produces thousands of live and virtual meetings annually for Fortune 500 clients. He is also the co-host of the Destination Everywhere Podcast, a top travel and hospitality podcast that highlights bucket-list destinations, luxury hotels, local cuisine, and must-do activities. Andy is a significant voice in the hospitality, meeting and travel industries.
189: Learn How to Transform Your Consumer Data into Entertainment with Ed Hellman, Co-Owner of PUNCH CARD Films
Ed Hellman is an award-winning filmmaker and music video director. They are Co-Founder of the video production company PUNCH CARD Films, a 100% queer-owned, Certified LGBTBE®, that turns consumer data into short-form entertainment. Their recent project for Thinc Design and ESRT is on permanent exhibition in the Empire State Building. Ed's music videos have premiered on Vevo, The Fader, Blackbook Media, and Impose Magazine. Their credits as a producer, director, or 1st AD include: TV and web commercials, music videos, digital content, tech/corporate videos, short films, and feature-length TV movies.
188: Start, Grow, and Protect Your LGBTQ+ Family with Gena Jaffe, Founder of Connecting Rainbows
Gena ("Jenna") Jaffe is the Founder of connecting rainbows - a national LGBTQ+ database connecting individuals and families to lawyers who specialize in family formation and estate planning as well as provides fertility resources. The overarching theme is to start, grow + protect your family. As a lawyer, mom and member of the LGBTQ+ community, she saw a huge need for this service after learning that so many people struggled to find lawyers who knew how to handle the specific needs of the community - especially after Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court.