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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.

Interview with Grace Bonney Of Design*Sponge

Grace really lives up to the meaning of her name. Her desire to really get to know the essence of who people are felt so full of grace to me.  She shares a few difficult moments from her start-up days from figuring it all out on her own, to creating an amazing group of peers […]

Interview with Fashion Icon Trina Turk

Sarah Shaw talks to fashion icon Trina Turk about how she got her start in fashion and learned the ropes of having her own business by trial and error. Trina shares growth strategies, time management struggles, and that she still does her own Instagram….which of course I was so happy to hear! Trina shares about […]

Interview with Marcus Lemonis Star of The Profit

Marcus Lemonis, star of The Profit, talks candidly to me about sales, marketing,  and partnerships. I had the pleasure of speaking with Marcus Lemonis, star of The Profit and got the skinny on his process. I seriously wanted to be his friend after we spoke…….. not sure he has time for new friends. :O(. Marcus […]

Interview with Daymond John Aka “The Shark”

  I am really excited to share this private interview I did with Daymond John, aka “The Shark”.   God this man is smart!! In case you are wondering……..Daymond is the creator of the hugely successful multi-billion dollar men’s line FUBU and the star of Shark Tank – the ABC TV show!!  You know…. the one […]

Interview: Barbara Corcoran star of Shark Tank

I still feel the buzz from just having spoken to Barbara.  I  admire her honesty and passion and think you will feel super inspired after listening.   And for those of you who have a secret desire to audition for Shark Tank, but have been afraid……she really encourages you with an insider tip… that if you […]

Interview: Designer Bonnie Marcus shares how she learned from mistakes

I love talking to other entreprenettes to see what they learned along their path to success.  Most of them have amazing stories to share – both good and traumatic! Bonnie Marcus is a great example of someone who started her stationary business on her dining room table, and has built it into a multimillion dollar […]

Are you meant to be a Corporation or LLC?

Sometimes deciding on your business entity can be really confusing.  I spoke with Deborah Sweeny, CEO of My Corporation who demystifies what the difference is, and why you might choose one or the other.  Check out this awesome interview so you can protect yourself and can make an educated decision when necessary.  I have experience […]

Boost Sales with Trademarks and Copyrights

A client I worked with last year recently contacted me to tell me that someone in her small town was actually copying her product that is patent pending.  After commiserating with her, I remembered this post I did over a year ago on this exact topic.  After revisiting the story, the memories came flooding back […]

Copywriting Secrets to Help You Stand Out

Matthew Goldfarb has the gift of gab and a mind that literally SEES what you want to say, and knows how to translate that into killer copy.  A good copywriter can help you create a sales page, a web page, or a whatever page, that evokes a visual of your product, and strikes an emotional […]

Network Like a Super Star!

My friend Nancy Fox is an incredible networking genius and I asked her to do an interview to teach you some of her awesome techniques so you can be brilliant at it too……and feel comfortable as well.  Does the word NETWORKING make you want to jump out of your skin?  It does for a lot […]