Today we’re chatting with Allison Lew, who co-founded Braid and the Sego Awards in addition to running People and Culture at Blip. Allison talks about her years working for local government and what inspired her to start Braid. She shares the importance of supporting women and giving them options and opportunities.
Today we’re branching out into a new industry: film and camera rentals. With us is Mark Hedengren, a former film professor and founder of Red Finch Rental. Mark has his MFA, is an author, and directed the documentary Sundance Skippy. He bought one of the first Red One cameras in Utah and has built a company around renting to budding filmmakers.
In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart sits down with the cofounder of Annmarie Skincare. Kevin Gianni and his wife Annmarie went from personal trainers to YouTubers to successful entrepreneurs. Kevin shares their story, how they started creating their own products, and what they’ve done to built Annmarie Skincare to stay.
In this episode of Built to Stay we interview Cory Pinegar, CEO of CallForce. At 22, Cory and his partner Kasey Henson purchased a small call center from Weave and turned it into CallForce. Cory talks about the early challenges they’ve faced and what they’ve learned over the last 4 years of serving dental offices.
In this episode of Built to Stay, we sit down with Darren Magarro founder of full-service marketing agency DSM. Darren traded his NYC corporate life for an IKEA desk on his porch in 2007. Over the last 13 years, he’s built his agency to stay by focusing on clients first and foremost.
Ilise is a national speaker, 7 time author, and business mentor for creative professionals. Today she shares how builders can improve their marketing, especially if they are freelancers.
In this episode of Built to Stay we interview Chelle Neff. After working as a hairstylist, Chelle started her own salon, Urban Betty, that paid on commissions. Fast forward a decade and there are now 2 locations with 50 employees. Chelle is now working with her husband to build up Weird Homes Tours, an event that takes you inside the most creative homes around the country.
In this episode of Built to Stay, we talk with Jasmin Aujla, director of partnerships at Man Repeller. We dive into partnerships and how they can benefit brands. Some of the things Jasmine really emphasizes are being genuine as a brand, what an ideal partnership looks like, and how events have helped Man Repeller grow. As Bart says in this episode, partnerships, at its roots are, “ a great way to fill in the gaps…and ally with people that are going down the same path or working with similar audiences.”
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Gary Kennedy, one of the original workers of Oracle and first investor, president, and CEO at Ten Fold. Gary had great success in the tech industry and explains his story and what he learned working in some of the top tech companies of the 90’s and early 2000’s. In this episode, we dive into how to rebound after a drop in a company, how Gary chose to move from a stable job to a risky start up, and what makes him interested in some investment ideas.
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Liz Findlay, founder of Albion Fit, an athleisure clothing company. Liz gives an extremely vivid example of rising up after falling. Liz was working on her master’s degree when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband and their newborn twins relocated to Guatemala to be closer to her parents. During that time, they started Albion Fit in an effort to save her parent’s clothing factory. Liz shares the incredible Albion Fit story and how she worked through challenges, setbacks, and rose above it all.