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We I talk with Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg of the National Association for the Self-Employed and Public Private Strategies about what the CARES Act means for small businesses and the self-employed.
A couple of years ago, Jenny Nordin decided to turn Dog Gone Seattle, her community of Seattle-area dog lovers, into a non-profit focused on rescuing abandoned dogs and finding them homes.
Luis Velez is the creative force behind the new indie fashion brand, Guillermo Bravo. Luis' passion for sneakers and his die-hard commitment to creating his own in his own way, can serve as an inspiration for any creative person who has a vision and wants to make it real.
Francesca Basilico has spent her career as a creative independent business person. From her first venture, the family-inspired i Golfini Della Nonna, to her current creative and consulting projects, Francesca's story typifies the life of a creative independent
Will Gibbs from Modica Micro Industries is using technology to open up new opportunities for small-scale manufacturing driven by creativity and automation
Rachel and Travis Gertz's business, Louder Than Ten, started off as a classic design studio. Their insight into their goals and the needs of their clients helped them to create something totally new.
Two years ago, Stephanie Ellis-Smith used her passion, skills and experience to start Phila Engaged Giving, an independent philanthropic advisory. Stephanie's story is emblematic of business as a natural extension of the of the people who start them.
Lisa Light is an expert on developing company and product names. This week we follow up on our last conversation with specific advice on how to generate great names and build great brands.
Lisa Light is, among other things, the best naming person I've worked with. Today she shares the secrets of what makes a great name.
Six years ago, Sonja Skvarla set her sights on a goal: How could she use her business skills to make an impact on the problem of mass incarceration? Her organization, A Social Ignition, has been working since then on helping incarcerated men learn what it takes to start businesses and re-start their lives.
If there's one person who can credibly be said to be at the center of small business entrepreneurship in Seattle, it's Jay Lyman. For the past five years, Jay has led a team of reference librarians charged with helping the city’s business owners get smarter about their markets and their customers. As Jay says, “Research makes us stronger.”
Today I talk with Samir Balwani who's spent his career working in digital marketing--a topic about which I know we all have questions. A few of years ago, Samir left his job at American Express to start DemandHive, a digital marketing firm focused on helping small businesses market themselves more effectively.
This is our first show! In it, I'll talk a little bit about why I'm starting this podcast and what it's all about. I'll also give an overview of my business, indie.biz, and our mission of making it easier for anyone to successfully plan, launch and run their own business.