Built to Stay

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Eric Shanfelt left his corporate gig to start Local Marketing Institute. He was tired of seeing bad, scammy, and dangerous advice for small businesses and local marketers. Today he chats with Bart Bradshaw about the best marketing practices an
Today host Bart Bradshaw speaks with Vanessa Quigley, co-founder of Chatbooks. When Vanessa got the idea to start Chatbooks, a consumer tech startup that turns your Instagram feed into scrapbooks, she was a busy mother of seven. But Vanessa an
Today Bart Bradshaw talks with Alex Eaton the CEO of Community Foundation of Utah. Alex spent a few years working on nonprofits in Zimbabwe before she moved to Utah to work in investments. She missed her nonprofit work and left to become the C
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 i
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
In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart sits down with the co-founder 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 crea
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 a
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 b
In this episode of Built to Stay we interview Ilise Benun host of the Marketing Mentor podcast. Ilise is a national speaker, 7-time author, and business mentor for creative professionals. Today she shares how builders can improve their marketi
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
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 Jasmin really emphasizes are being genuine as a brand, what an
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Gary Kennedy, one of the first employees at 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 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 diagn
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 in hi
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,
In this episode of Built to Stay, we interview Dave Crosby, founder of Wyze. We talk deeply about DTC (direct to consumer) businesses, how they are able to make such a high quality product at a fraction of the cost, how their companies mindset
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
In this episode of Built to Stay, James Anderson, one of the co-founders of Forged Axe Throwing, discusses how he built a million-dollar company around axe throwing. When James was in high school, he loved outdoor jobs that allowed him to have
In this episode of Built to Stay, Bart interviews Trevor McKendrick. Trevor received media attention, including a cameo on Gimlet's Startup podcast, because he started a Spanish Bible app even though he himself is an atheist. After noticing an
Many entrepreneurs talk about how they started their businesses by filling a gap in the market that they personally wanted to have filled. Fran Dunaway's business idea that led to the creation of TomboyX followed the same pattern, stemming from
On this episode of Built to Stay we interview Griffin Thall, one of the co-founders of Pura Vida, a lifestyle jewelry brand with 1.8 million Instagram followers. What started as a side hustle from a trip to Costa Rica, has turned into a multi m
On this episode  of Built to Stay we interview Griffin Thall, one of the co-founders of Puravida, and learn together about how he started his business, kept it running and is continuing its growth. Because his target market ended up being a you
On this episode of Built to Stay we interview Hector Lopez the creator of Instasize, an app that automatically cropped your photo for Instagram. He talks about how the company was started from the ground up and gives advice on how to help your
On this episode of Built to Stay we interview Bill Macaitis. Bill has been instrumental in helping 3 of the fastest SAS companies of our time, most recently Slack. Bill talks about how he was able to propel these start ups from the ground up to
On this episode of Built to Stay we interview Zack Oates. Zack has been a part of multiple start ups, winning multiple business competitions and gaining high publicity at a young age. Zack started Ovation which helps brick and mortar businesses
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