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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.

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 […]

Frozen to Fabulous

Glace Cryotherapy co-founded by Skyler Scarlett and his sister Brittney is a science-backed, quick, cutting-edge designed recovery and performance center that focuses on helping its clients and members achieve their pain management, workout recovery, fat loss, beauty, and health & wellness goals.  Skyler is very open and encouraging about his journey to success.  After an […]

Solemates are a girl’s best friend

Becca Brown is such an enthusiast about her brand and products that you see why Solemates are a girl’s best friend. Who’d a thunk that heel caps would be such a big thing right?  We’ve all been to grass party events,  and weddings where your heel just sinks down and you know your shoes are ruined…. […]

Pitching the benefits on HSN

A working mom of 4, and five and half years of development and discovery, Elizabeth Crouch created and patented the Cupcake Rack that she sells in stores and through HSN.  Earning a real Street Smart MBA, Elizabeth shares her story with us today. Pitching the benefits on HSN taught Elizabeth the importance of sharing all […]

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 […]