Laura Spaulding - Spaulding Decon

From Police Officer to Crime Scene Cleaning Business

Laura Spaulding, is the owner of Spaulding Decon. She's a former Kansas City Police Officer, who transitioned to entrepreneurship through a series of tough lessons, school of hard knocks and the joys of the freedom of business ownership. Today Spaulding Decon cleans up messy, toxic, and at times emotionally traumatic crime scenes. But that's only...

Talia Boon - Postal Petals

She Went From Sports Marketing to Launching Postal Petals

Talia Boone, founder of Postal Petals, is on a mission to help people relax and enjoy life, all through the use of "do it yourself" flower arrangements. In this podcast learn about her journey from sports marketing to entrepreneurship. Learn about the power of testing and figuring things out. We also find out how...

Family Business

73 Year Old Family Business. How She’s Leading It In Modern Times.

When Alison Gutterman’s grandfather first launched his company back in the 1940s, he had no idea that decades later, his granddaughter would be leading the family business through a global pandemic. Back then, Manny Gutterman & Associates, Inc., was a national sales representative organization selling a variety of proprietary products to chain drug, variety, hardware,...

Vladimir Gendelman Company Folder

Detroit Entrepreneur Survived BAD SEO and Now Russia’s War on Ukraine

Vladimir Gendelman is an entrepreneur who immigrated from Ukraine in 1989, with just a few hundred dollars between him and his two parents. His knack for computers gave him a start in founding a computer business. He then started and successfully grew a 16 person company making folders for businesses, Company Folders. Today, the...

Salon and Spa Owner J Walker Salon

Spa and Salon Owner Jessica Walker Lives Prepared and Takes Risks

When her lease was not extended, all of the sudden and due to a technicality, Jessica Walker's journey as a salon and spa ower could have come to an end. But it didn't. Jessica learned grit, hard work, and a "can-do attitude" by observing how her parents ran their businesses and growing up working in...

Hannah Perry - How to Conquer Challenges

Hannah’s Journey – How To Conquer Roadblocks In Your Business (and Life)

How to conquer roadblocks on your journey to business success (and a better life)? What to do when the going gets tough? Questions like these are a challenge for most business owners at some time or other. In this ongoing series of the Smart Hustle  Podcast, "Hannah's Journey", Ramon Ray speaks with Hannah Perry, owner...

jen inspires women business owners in interview

How One Thriving Veteran Supports Women Business Owners

When you have a global team of 9,000 and two successful businesses, people will ask about your secret sauce. Two big factors in this female entrepreneur’s story: incredible leadership and a heart of service. We sat down with Jen Griswold, an Air Force veteran and founder of Team G.i.v.e. and Mission Entrepreneur. She shared...

How Engagify Improved Customer Experience with Magic and CRMs

A positive customer experience is advantageous to your business; a happy customer is a loyal customer. Anders Boulanger, the founder of Engagify, has mastered the art of marketing and improved customer experience. He started doing magic shows when he was five years old and performing at birthday parties at 12. After college, Anders began...

Dian Lee

Diana Lee – Bootstrapping a Multi-Million Dollar Agency

Diana Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Constellation Agency, an amazing digital platform that helps dealers who sell cars...sell them better. She's going to share her story of growth and how she scaled growing her business in a tough, competitive market.  When Constellation Agency first started it was a digital media agency that was...

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