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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.

Anna Lecat has entrepreneurship in her blood

Anna Lecat grew up in the Ukraine in a family of entrepreneurs watching both her parents and older brother run their own successful companies. Their passion, risk-taking, and treatment of their employees and customers fueled Anna’s own entrepreneurial spirit.   Join me and Anna Lecat as we explore how she built Les Lunes into a […]

How DreamWorks Started her Business

How DreamWorks Started her Business Seriously?  Who gets Dreamworks as their FIRST client? In 2009, Abby decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge with her first client DreamWorks and never looked back. Abby Endres is the founder of LIFT, a marketing and advertising agency that specializes in sports, entertainment, attractions and lifestyle marketing. LIFT’s main objective […]

Quinton Aaron and Eric Martinez Advocate the Fight Against Bullying

Quinton Aaron and Eric Martinez advocate the fight against bullying Quinton Aaron (Star of The Blind Side) and Eric Martinez are dedicated to advocating for the fight against bullying. Their mission is to provide hope, encouragement, confidence and resources to children on the brink of suicide or battling the damaging effects on self-esteem and confidence […]

Project Runway Winner Erin Robertson

Project Runway Winner Erin Robertson who won the 2016 Season 15 is what I call a true designer.  Erin isn’t in it for the money, she’s in it to make what moves her and makes her heart sing.  Making money will come as a result of speaking her truth and following her instincts. With a […]

Makers Collective helps entrepreneurs grow and prosper

I love Jens desire to help other entrepreneurs grow and prosper. I obviously do too – and if I was independently wealthy, I would probably help people for free. Jen shares how Makers Collective came to be, and how they continue to develop the ability to help entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. Jen gives […]

Let’s talk about your vagina, investors and business with Chia Chia Sun

Join me and Chia Chia (pronounced Cha Cha) and learn how she has grown her business Damiva into a fast moving company whose products are sold in most drug stores across Canada, and are launching this spring in the USA in major drug store chains across America.  Chia Chia candidly tells me about getting and […]

Suzy Ekman of Makers Market

What I love about Suzy is her consistent dedication to seeking out and discovering really cool American made products that are made by amazing artisans who use mostly sustainable raw materials.  Suzy is a real go-getter who while rapidly growing her online business by expanding into real stores inside of stores, and a few free-standing […]

Bruce Gifford of 360 Cashmere

Bruce Gifford of 360 Cashmere is a 4th generation apparel designer so he is no stranger to fabrics and textiles. Bruce started importing knitwear from the Far East in the early 1980’s and has made close to 200 trips to Asia since then. Bruce shares his startup story and how he has created and recreated […]

S.W. Basics founder Adina Grigore

How do you go from making lotions and potions in your kitchen to being on the shelves of Target and Ulta? How do you go from making lotions and potions in your kitchen to being on the shelves of Target and Ulta? A lot of hard work, innovation and elbow grease says Adina Grigore of […]

Julie Fredrickson of Stowaway Cosmetics knows what works when it comes to makeup

 Stowaway Cosmetics knows makeup Julie Fredrickson of Stowaway Cosmetics knows what works and doesn’t when it comes to makeup. Having old expired makeup rolling around your bottomless handbag or gym bag just didn’t cut it for her. Looking at what was available in the market she couldn’t find anything tiny… all. Yes, we all get […]