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.
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Joey Van Konigsbruggen. Joey is the founder of Jimmy Joy, an international company that provides a complete meal replacement shake and other healthy foods. Joey talks about how it all started, what setbacks there were, and how he overcame them.
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Tristen Ikaika. Tristen sells handmade rings and uses social media as a way to engage his customers. Initially, Tristen began growing his following on Instagram through videography and photography, which he ended up leveraging into a successful business selling rings. We talk about his experience starting as a photographer and recently moving into the e-commerce realm with rings and how he made his transition from influencer to entrepreneur. Listen in to learn more about Tristen’s amazing business strategy. For exclusive content visit builttostay.com
Dave Crosby talks to us about the viral video of his daughter singing that changed his life. We chat about his time on The Voice and how that ultimately led him to co-found Wyze with 3 other ex-Amazon employees.
In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart interviews two solopreneurs who are currently in the process of building their businesses. Craig Rabin, creator of Airhooks, tells his story of how he got the idea for Airhooks and how he raised the money needed to fund the project through Kickstarter. Chelsie Tamms, founder of Lettering Works, talks about being an artist and an entrepreneur. She shares her experience of winning an entrepreneurial contest in college and using those funds to back her design business. Chelsie also highlights the reasons why many creative individuals tend to avoid starting a business within their specialty. For more about this episode, check out builttostay.com and @builttostay.