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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.

How to know if you have a hero or a zero

Tracy and I chat about how to know if you have a hero or a zero before you put a lot of cash into making a product to determine if it will sell or not.  Tracy gives a ton of ideas on how you can use FB groups, testing similar products on Amazon or Ebay, […]

Damn Good Denim

3 former Under Armour employees used decades of sportswear expertise to create $75 performance denim. Henry Stafford is one smart man. Using everything he learned while holding down a powerful job at Under Armour, he and 3 partners launched Revtown, a denim company that is taking the mens jean world by storm.  Under Armour employees […]

Making Money in the Sun

PEOPLE OF THE SUN, founded by Maria Haralambidou, is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Malawi. They make interesting, beautiful and unique handmade artisanal gifts, furniture and amazing baskets.  Maria shares how she created People of The Sun after going to Africa on a totally different mission and job.  She was intrigued by the local […]

Trade Show 411 with Kelly Helfman

Listen to the latest Trade Show 411 with Kelly Helfman and learn how UBM helps you get your brand noticed. Displaying at a trade show can be scary if you’ve never been before.  Not knowing what your booth should look like, hoping buyers stop by and make a purchase, and moreover, how to sell best […]

How to Pitch Magazines with Lauren Parker

How to Pitch Magazines with Lauren Parker. Lauren and I go way way back…… She was an editor when we first met, but she is now Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine which was the first “big” magazine to write about my handbags.  Accessories is a trade magazine meaning tons of cool stores read it, which meant […]

Landing Influencers with Ryan Williams

When I met Ryan I knew I liked him at once.  I am enamored with anyone who constantly landing influencers. Landing Influencers will help your business grow. Ryan makes it his business to connect with influencers and sees the world as place where connection in crucial to our survival. In talking to Ryan you quickly […]

Awesome Women Entrepreneurs with Karen Bate

When I first heard about Awesome Women Entrepreneurs I was hooked.  Who doesn’t want to be an awesome woman entrepreneur? But moreover, who doesn’t want to know more of them?  I always do. They inspire me, encourage me, help me with ideas when I can’t help myself, have helped me start almost all of my […]

Stephen Key Shares Licensing Secrets

In this podcast, Stephen Key shares licensing secrets that will make you jump on your ideas this week.  His generous spirit and desire to help entrepreneurs succeed is evident. I’ve been a fan of Stephen’s for a long time.  I’ve read his book and tried to license my Handy Hold All several times over….one time successfully! […]

Changing The Way We Eat with Michael Wystrach

Growing up on a farm, Michael Wystrach grew up eating Farm to Table  before it was chic, or, anyone even knew what that meant. Looking for a way to bring organic delicious meals into more homes across America, Michael created, a subscription based meal delivery company to do just that. Michael shares about growing a […]

How a volcano inspired a brand

Davis Smith of Cotopaxi (named after the volcano near Quito in Ecuador) is an avid outdoorsman, entrepreneur and innovator…..and a totally cool guy.  Davis spent most of his childhood in Central and South America in the shadows of Cotopaxi.   Join us in our journey about the creation of Cotopaxi and how he used a llama to get […]