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Making it in business isn’t about spreadsheets, this or that. It’s about guts, tenacity and, above all, street smarts.

Join Sarah Shaw as she talks with successful entrepreneurs about all the hard won lessons they’ve learned on the mean streets of the business world. If you’ve ever felt stuck, stifled or even just scared to get out there and make your mark, you’ll learn how even the most successful entrepreneurs overcame failure and found the power to move forward. So forget about learning about business in school, because all you need to make it big is a Street Smart MBA.

Working with Instagram Influencers

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mae Karwowski, the founder and CEO of, a leading global influencer-marketing agency and technology platform. Mae shares some amazing tips on working with influencers and how you can forge relationships to build your brand.   She shares how to vet the instagram influencers and how to gage their […]

Scary Mommy’s Jill Smokler

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Scary Mommy blog. It started right around when my twins were born, and helped me realize that I was doing things pretty well and that I probably wasn’t going to totally screw up my children. Whew. It was a place I could go to read about other […]

Dunlop Boots to the Rescue

When you think of protective footwear you don’t often think of a woman. At least I don’t.  I think differently now.  Mary Steinebrunner is a woman leader in a man’s world.  She shares her story of working her way up the ladder from Marketing Assistant to General Manager of one of the worlds largest protective […]

Celsius Fitness Drink: How Influencers Speak for You

Catching up with John Fieldly, CEO of Celsius Fitness Drinks was a treat. John is a financial guru who knows how to sell products.   Using influencer strategies, social media, and satisfied customers, they have built a loyal following of consumers who have become natural ambassadors of Celsius.  Keeping the consumer happy is their key to […]

Dial for Dollars: Websites vs. Apps.

Lisa Ascoles, The Inventress, and I talk about the differences between a Website based business versus an App only business. Which is better and why, how social media plays into that and how to run a successful product based company in todays world.

Eyewear that makes a DIFFerence

Chad is a go getter that’s for sure creating Eyewear that makes a DIFFerence.  Growing up in the eyewear business, he visited factories around the globe with his father from an early age and got to learn and understand the world of manufacturing.  Chad and his partners started DIFF by selling sunglasses at music festivals […]

Dial for Dollars: How to bring in more sales by expanding on your idea

Join me and Lisa Ascolese,The Inventress for an enlightening episode on how to think more broadly about your product line so that you can get into more stores and more magazines.  In this episode we share ideas on how to think differently about your line.  For example, if you make a skincare line and have […]

Dial for Dollars: How to turn a NO into a YES

Join me and Lisa Ascolese, The Inventress for anther episode of Dial for Dollars. Each week we bring you a technique to bring in more sales.  This week we talk about how to turn a no into a yes.  There are three stages of NO.  The soft no, I’ll think about it, the medium no, […]

Dial For Dollars: How to maximize sales after the show

This week Lisa and I chat about how you can stay on top of buyers without seeming pushy, yet being bold enough to close the deal. Want to learn how to maximize sales after a Trade Show? Don’t leave money on the table sister! Contacting buyers and following up is the biggest part of the […]

Dial for Dollars: Trade Show Tips

I’m excited to launch this new weekly series as a joint venture with Lisa Ascolese, The Inventress. Lisa and I want to help you be bold, get sales and learn the nitty gritty of launching a successful product line – no mater what it is. In this episode, we talk about how to make the […]